Jordan Edwards shooting: Texas police change account of death

Jordan Edwards shooting: Texas police change account of death

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Jordan Edwards, 15, was remembered as “a checklist of everything you would want in a player, a son, a teammate, a friend” A Texas police department has changed a key detail in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, amid mounting calls for the officer to be arrested. Jordan […]

Civil War historians take on Trump

Civil War historians take on Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump has displayed an affinity for Jackson in the past President Trump has caused controversy with a revisionist riff on Civil War history, telling journalist Salena Zito in an interview that Andrew Jackson could have prevented the war if he’d been president a little later, and that Jackson was […]

Jimmy Kimmel tells of newborn son’s illness

Jimmy Kimmel tells of newborn son’s illness

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jimmy Kimmel, seen here at the Oscars in February, told how his son turned purple and needed open heart surgery US television host Jimmy Kimmel has tearfully told of his newborn son’s illness and brush with death last week. At the end of his story he made a plea for […]

Johnny Depp is fed lines through earpiece, ex-managers claim

Johnny Depp is fed lines through earpiece, ex-managers claim

Image caption Johnny Depp’s lawyer has called the latest claims “psychobabble” Johnny Depp’s former managers have claimed the star is fed his lines through an earpiece so he doesn’t have to memorise his scripts, US media say. The bombshell comes from a new court filing in an increasingly bitter battle between the actor and his […]

White House relaxes Obama-era healthy school lunch rules

White House relaxes Obama-era healthy school lunch rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Obama campaigned to reduce salt and fat content in school meals The Trump administration has loosened nutritional standards aimed at making US school lunches healthier that were championed by former first lady Michelle Obama. New Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue postponed reductions in sodium, relaxed requirements for whole grains […]

Brexit: UK ‘will not enter into briefing war’ with EC – BBC News

Brexit: UK ‘will not enter into briefing war’ with EC – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters The UK will not enter into “a briefing war” with the European Commission over Brexit talks, Tory sources have said. It follows reports in a German paper of repeated clashes between Theresa May and Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a Downing Street dinner. EU sources claimed UK misunderstanding of the talks process, […]

UK holiday parks hope for staycation boom as pound slides – The Guardian

Britain’s biggest holiday parks are hoping the Brexit-hit pound will trigger a rise in staycations after a flat performance in 2016. Turnover edged higher at the 100 largest caravan, camping and holiday parks, from £2.66bn in 2015 to £2.67bn, according to research by Ortus Secured Finance. Sterling’s 13% slump against the US dollar and 9% […]

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hamas officials say the new document does not replace the group’s 1988 charter The Palestinian militant group Hamas has published a new policy document – the first since its founding charter. It declares for the first time a willingness to accept an interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries, without recognising […]

Egypt violence: Three police killed in Cairo attack

Egypt violence: Three police killed in Cairo attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of police officers and soldiers have been killed by jihadist militants since 2013 Suspected militants have killed three police officers and wounded five others in an attack in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the interior ministry says. The assailants, riding in two vehicles, opened fire on a security convoy on […]

France election: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon

France election: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Marine Le Pen is trailing centrist Emmanuel Macron in opinion polls French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been accused of plagiarising defeated rival François Fillon in a speech she delivered on Monday. Several sections of her speech in Villepinte, north of Paris, appear to repeat almost word-for-word comments Mr […]