Turkey’s pro-Kurd HDP party boycotts parliament after arrests

Turkey’s pro-Kurd HDP party boycotts parliament after arrests

Image copyright AP/Reuters Image caption Selahattin Demirtas (left) and Figen Yuksekdag have been detained with other MPs from their party Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party, the HDP, has vowed to halt all activity in the country’s parliament after its joint leaders were arrested. Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag are accused of spreading propaganda for militants fighting […]

Beijing ruling bars Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office

Beijing ruling bars Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office

Image copyright EPA Image caption Yau Wai-ching (left) and Sixtus Leung (right) have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing Beijing has made an unprecedented intervention in Hong Kong politics to block two lawmakers from taking office. Pro-independence elected lawmakers Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing when being sworn in. […]

Gable Tostee ‘Tinder death’ interview angers Australian netizens

Gable Tostee ‘Tinder death’ interview angers Australian netizens

Image copyright Nine Network Image caption 60 Minutes has secured an interview with Gable Tostee An upcoming TV interview with the Australian man acquitted of the murder of a New Zealand woman during a Tinder date has met with an online backlash. Gable Tostee, 30, was charged after Warriena Wright, 26, fell in 2014 from […]

Australian burglar shot in bottom with bow and arrow

Australian burglar shot in bottom with bow and arrow

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The thief escaped in a getaway car after being hit with an arrow A burglar in Australia was shot in the buttocks with a bow and arrow after being confronted by an angry homeowner. The intruder stole cash, car keys and other property from the house in Sydney on […]

Dentsu offices raided amid overwork investigation

Dentsu offices raided amid overwork investigation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The company says it is taking steps to address any overwork issues Several offices of Japan’s biggest advertising agency have been raided over suspicions its employees are being made to work excessive hours. The raids come after the suicide of a 24-year-old Dentsu employee – the labour ministry ruled it […]

US election 2016: Trump cries foul as FBI clears Clinton

Media captionDonald Trump: “Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it. The FBI knows it” Donald Trump has accused the FBI of impropriety after it once again exonerated his rival Hillary Clinton of criminal conduct on her emails. The FBI director said a fresh inquiry into the Democratic candidate’s communications found nothing to change the bureau’s […]

Todd Kohlhepp charged with multiple murders in South Carolina

Todd Kohlhepp charged with multiple murders in South Carolina

Image copyright AP Image caption Todd Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender, has been charged with the murders of four people in 2003 Police have charged Todd Kohlhepp, the man arrested after a woman was found “chained like a dog” on his property in South Carolina, with four counts of murder. Kohlhepp told police when questioned […]

Earthquake shakes central Oklahoma

Earthquake shakes central Oklahoma

Image copyright Erin Stump Image caption The earthquake that struck Cushing on Sunday was one of 19 to hit Oklahoma in the past week An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.0 shook central Oklahoma on Sunday, causing damage to a number of buildings. The epicentre of the quake struck the city of Cushing, about 50 miles (80km) […]

Playboy model charged over locker room ‘body-shaming’ image

Playboy model charged over locker room ‘body-shaming’ image

Image copyright Dani Mathers Los Angeles police have charged Playboy model Dani Mathers over a “body-shaming” image she took of an older woman in a gym locker room. The picture of the naked 70-year-old was taken in LA Fitness in July without her consent and posted on social media. Ms Mathers uploaded the photo to […]

Brad Pitt seeks joint custody in divorce from Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt seeks joint custody in divorce from Angelina Jolie

Image copyright PA Image caption Brad Pitt will contest Angelina Jolie’s claim for full custody of their children, court papers have revealed Actor Brad Pitt is seeking joint custody of his six children in his split from Angelina Jolie, court filings show. The move comes after Ms Jolie asked for full physical custody of all […]