Disney drops star over anti-Semitism

Disney drops star over anti-Semitism

Image copyright Getty Images Disney has cut ties with the world’s highest paid YouTube star PewDiePie over allegations of anti-Semitism. The decision came after several videos he released over the past few months were found to contain Nazi references or anti-Semitic imagery. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, accepted the material was offensive, but […]

Australia is failing to improve indigenous lives, report shows

Australia is failing to improve indigenous lives, report shows

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians make up about 3% of the nation’s population Australia is not on track to close the gap in life expectancy between its indigenous and non-indigenous people, a major report card has found. The annual Closing The Gap report determined Australia is failing six […]

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands evacuate Californian homes

Media captionWater flows from California dam spillway for first time in history More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after an overflow channel at the tallest dam in the US was weakened by heavy rainfall. The emergency spillway of the 770 ft (230m) tall Oroville Dam was close […]

White House aide declines to back Flynn over Russia contact

White House aide declines to back Flynn over Russia contact

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Flynn initially denied discussing sanctions but later said he could not be certain A top White House official declined in several interviews over the weekend to defend national security adviser Michael Flynn, amid controversy over his alleged contacts with Russia. Mr Flynn reportedly discussed sanctions with Russian officials in […]

Has Adele given her Grammy to Beyonce?

Media captionAdele: “I can’t possibly accept this award!” Adele has apparently turned down the Grammy award for best album, saying Beyonce deserved it more. The pop star was given the night’s top honour for her multi-million selling record 25, but told the audience, “I can’t possibly accept this award”. “I’m very humbled and I’m very […]

Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban

Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump’s travel ban caused chaos at US airports and sparked protests across the country Donald Trump is considering a new executive order to ban citizens of certain countries from travelling to the US after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts. Mr Trump told reporters on Air […]

Chinese man trapped in India goes home after 50 years

Chinese man trapped in India goes home after 50 years

Image caption Mr Wnag flew back to his home town of Xianyang on Saturday, more than half a century after he left A Chinese man who was trapped in India for more than 50 years has finally been reunited with his family. The BBC had reported how Wang Qi, an army surveyor who says he […]

Trump cabinet: Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Media captionJeff Sessions: “I appreciate the full debate that we’ve had” The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, by a vote of 52 to 47. The confirmation follows a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked Mr Sessions’s record on civil rights. Democrat Elizabeth Warren […]

US justice department defends ‘lawful’ Trump travel ban

Image copyright European photopress agency Image caption Yemeni nationals denied entry have started arriving again The US justice department has defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of national security. A 15-page brief argued it was a “lawful exercise of the president’s authority” and not […]

Syria conflict: Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says

Image copyright Amnesty International/Forensic Architecture Image caption Amnesty International says Saydnaya prison may hold between 10,000 and 20,000 people As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says. A new report by the human rights group alleges that mass hangings […]

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