Justine Damond shooting: Police chief Janee Harteau quits

Justine Damond shooting: Police chief Janee Harteau quits

Media captionPolice Chief Janee Harteau held a news conference before her resignation A police chief in the US state of Minnesota has resigned after one of her officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman. Justine Damond was killed after she called the police to report a woman screaming outside her home in a quiet suburb […]

Linkin Park cancel North American tour after Chester Bennington death

Linkin Park cancel North American tour after Chester Bennington death

Image copyright EPA Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the death of singer Chester Bennington. Promoters Live Nation said refunds would be made available to all ticket-holders for the tour, which was due to begin next Thursday. A spokesman for the company added: “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing […]

Inmates offered reduced sentences for birth control procedure

Inmates offered reduced sentences for birth control procedure

Image copyright WTVF-TV Image caption Judge Benningfield says he ‘hopes to encourage personal responsibility’ A judge in the US state of Tennessee is offering to reduce jail sentences for any inmate that volunteers to undergo a birth control procedure. Since Judge Sam Benningfield signed the legal order in May, 32 women and 38 men have […]

Murdered girl’s family beg for US visa to attend funeral

Murdered girl’s family beg for US visa to attend funeral

Image copyright Keansburg Police Department Image caption AbbieGail Smith was allegedly stabbed in the neck by her neighbour The family of an 11-year-old girl murdered last week in New Jersey have implored President Donald Trump to let them into the US to attend her funeral. AbbieGail Smith was allegedly stabbed in the neck by her […]

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

Media captionThey were the largest crowds. Period. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at a shake-up of the communications team. Mr Spicer stepped down because he was unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director, reports the New York Times. Combative Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has […]

North Korea tourism: US to ban Americans from visiting

North Korea tourism: US to ban Americans from visiting

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US State Department currently warns US citizens not to travel to North Korea The US is to ban its citizens from travelling to North Korea. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that the ban would be published next week in the Federal Register, to come into […]

Murdered girl’s family beg for US visa to attend funeral

Murdered girl’s family beg for US visa to attend funeral

Image copyright Keansburg Police Department Image caption AbbieGail Smith was allegedly stabbed in the neck by her neighbour The family of an 11-year-old girl murdered last week in New Jersey have implored President Donald Trump to let them into the US to attend her funeral. AbbieGail Smith was allegedly stabbed in the neck by her […]

Do you have to rescue someone in danger?

Do you have to rescue someone in danger?

Image copyright The Brevard County State Attorney’s Office Image caption A video of Jamel Dunn’s last moments appeared on social media It is a harrowing video to watch: a man, crying out for help as he struggles to swim in the middle of a Florida pond. Off camera, the voices of five teens, mocking him. […]

Toronto rebukes handyman whose steps save taxpayers $50,000

Toronto rebukes handyman whose steps save taxpayers $50,000

Image copyright CTV News A Canadian pensioner built a set of stairs at his local park for just C$550 when the city estimated it would cost at least C$65,000 ($51,500, £40,000). But instead of a thank you, Toronto has blocked off access to the steps and asked Adi Astl, 73, to take them down. Before […]

North Korea tourism: US ‘to ban Americans from visiting’

North Korea tourism: US ‘to ban Americans from visiting’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US state department currently warns US citizens not to travel to North Korea The US is to ban its citizens from travelling to North Korea, according to two agencies that operate tours there. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours said the ban would be announced on 27 July to […]