Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of rape

Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The singer has several previous convictions for violence US singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape, French police say. A 24-year-old woman alleges that the star assaulted her in a hotel suite in the city earlier this month. She reportedly told police that the…
US spy suspect to stay in Russian custody

US spy suspect to stay in Russian custody

Image copyright Whelan family Image caption The Whelan family released an undated photo of Paul Whelan A former US marine accused of spying in Russia must remain in custody while he awaits trial, a court has ruled. Paul Whelan, 48, appeared in court in Moscow on Tuesday to appeal against a decision to deny him…
Scores killed in Taliban attack on base

Scores killed in Taliban attack on base

Image copyright AFP Image caption Insurgents bombed the military intelligence base in Wardak province Dozens of Afghan security personnel were killed by Taliban militants who overran a military intelligence base near Kabul, officials have confirmed. At least 43 people were killed and 54 injured in the attack, the NDS intelligence service told the BBC. Insurgents…
Ronaldo in court for tax evasion charge

Ronaldo in court for tax evasion charge

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootball superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was all smiles as he arrived at courtFootball superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in court in Madrid amid a huge media presence to face tax evasion charges which could result in an €18.8m (£16.6m) fine. A judge refused the player's request to appear…
Sex abuse scandal hits S Korea’s elite skaters

Sex abuse scandal hits S Korea’s elite skaters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Speed skating is one of Korea's most prestigious sports The prized elite world of South Korean speed skating has been mired in scandal following a wave of allegations from female skaters who say that they were were sexually abused by their coaches and that it was covered up. For…
Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn’s bail request denied

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn’s bail request denied

Image copyright Reuters A Tokyo court has rejected Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail, despite his promise to wear an electronic tag to secure his release. The former Nissan boss has been in detention since 19 November on allegations of financial misconduct. Lawyers for Mr Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, have said he could remain…
US teen denies mocking Native American

US teen denies mocking Native American

Image copyright Kaya Taitano/Social Media/Reuters Image caption Nick Sandmann (left) and Nathan Phillips (right) both said they were trying to defuse tensions A teenager involved in a controversial encounter between a Native American man and a crowd of students has spoken out. A video appeared to show some of the boys laughing and jeering as…
Ships catch fire after blast near Crimea

Ships catch fire after blast near Crimea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fire, involving two ships in the Kerch Strait, forced crew members to jump overboard At least 10 people have died in a fire involving two Tanzania-flagged cargo vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait, authorities say. Russian rescuers are trying to reach sailors who jumped overboard. Fourteen…
Deadly Taliban attack on Afghan compound

Deadly Taliban attack on Afghan compound

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The military intelligence base in Wardak province following Monday's bomb attack A Taliban attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan has killed at least 20 security personnel and injured many more, local officials say. Militants rammed a vehicle laden with explosives through a military checkpoint in Wardak province, before…
May axes Brexit fee for EU citizens

May axes Brexit fee for EU citizens

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says fees axed for EU citizens wanting to stay in UKTheresa May has scrapped the £65 fee millions of EU citizens were going to have to pay to secure the right to continue living in the UK after Brexit. It came as the prime minister…

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