US Election 2016: Catholic outcry at Clinton aide’s email

US Election 2016: Catholic outcry at Clinton aide’s email

Image copyright AP Image caption Jennifer Palmieri (R) is a key aide to Hillary Clinton Donald Trump has called on White House rival Hillary Clinton to fire an aide involved in leaked emails in which conservative Catholics were disparaged. The comments were made in an alleged April 2011 exchange between Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri […]

Wells Fargo boss John Stumpf steps down

Wells Fargo boss John Stumpf steps down

Image copyright AFP Wells Fargo’s chief executive, John Stumpf, is to resign immediately in the wake of a scandal over its sales practices, the bank has announced. The bank is investigating how two million accounts were opened without customers’ permission. Last month, it said Mr Stumpf, who was paid $19.3m last year, would not receive […]

Kim Kardashian West robbery Halloween costume withdrawn

Kim Kardashian West robbery Halloween costume withdrawn

Image copyright Costumeish Image caption Kim Kardashian West was robbed by armed men dressed as police officers in Paris last week An online retailer has withdrawn a Halloween costume inspired by Kim Kardashian West’s recent robbery ordeal, following a backlash. The Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume Kit does not name the 35-year-old social media personality. […]

Student pilot ‘deliberately crashed plane’ in Connecticut

Student pilot ‘deliberately crashed plane’ in Connecticut

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The plane crashed on a busy main road A Jordanian flight student is said to have deliberately crashed a small plane in the US state of Connecticut, killing himself and injuring his instructor. A US official told the AP news agency it appeared to have been a suicide and not […]

US election: Trump presidency ‘dangerous’, says UN rights chief

US election: Trump presidency ‘dangerous’, says UN rights chief

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump has been a harsh critic of the UN Donald Trump’s “deeply unsettling and disturbing” views make him a danger internationally, the UN’s human rights chief has said. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein cited Mr Trump’s comments on the use of torture and his attitude […]

US election: FBI investigating hacking of Clinton campaign chief

US election: FBI investigating hacking of Clinton campaign chief

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Podesta is one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides and her campaign chairman Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, has said the FBI is investigating whether Russia was behind a hack on his private email. Mr Podesta also suggested Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign was given advance notice of […]

Janet Jackson to have first child at 50

Janet Jackson to have first child at 50

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singer Janet Jackson and her husband, Wissam al-Mana, are expecting their first child Singer Janet Jackson has officially confirmed she is expecting her first child, at the age of 50. She told People magazine: “We thank God for our blessing”, and posed for a picture with her growing baby […]

French MEP Jose Bove denied entry into Canada

French MEP Jose Bove denied entry into Canada

Image copyright AP Image caption Jose Bove held a press conference in Montreal on Wednesday A French activist and member of the European Parliament was detained by Canadian border officials after arriving in Montreal on Tuesday. MEP Jose Bove said he was held for several hours at Trudeau airport before being allowed to go to […]

Star Wars firm fined £1.6m over Harrison Ford injury

Star Wars firm fined £1.6m over Harrison Ford injury

Image copyright AP A production company behind the latest Star Wars movie has been fined £1.6m after Harrison Ford broke his leg on set. The actor was injured in June 2014 at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire as he reprised his role as Han Solo. He was struck by a metal door on the set of […]

US election: Trump lashes out at Republican chief Paul Ryan

US election: Trump lashes out at Republican chief Paul Ryan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Ryan said he would no longer defend Donald Trump Republican nominee Donald Trump has ripped into House Speaker Paul Ryan as a “weak and ineffective” leader. Mr Trump also said Republicans were coming at him “from all sides” and their disloyalty was harder to fight than the Democrats. Mr […]