Month: May 2018

Ukraine condemned for faking murder

Ukraine condemned for faking murder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBack from the dead? The authorities in Ukraine have been sharply criticised for faking the murder of a Russian dissident journalist in Kiev. An official from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said Ukraine was spreading “false information”. Reporters […]

Transgender migrant ‘murdered’ by US

Transgender migrant ‘murdered’ by US

Image copyright Diversidad Sin Fronteras Human rights campaigners have accused the US of “institutional murder” after a transgender immigrant died in US custody while seeking asylum. Roxana Hernandez, 33, was being held by immigration authorities in New Mexico when she fell ill. The US says the Honduran, who was HIV […]

Study casts doubt on ‘healthy obesity’

Study casts doubt on ‘healthy obesity’

Image copyright Getty Images Women who are overweight or obese but otherwise healthy are still at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large study suggests. The analysis tracked the health of 90,257 women in the US for up to 30 years. Those with excess weight were likelier to have […]

‘All the good women have been snapped up’

‘All the good women have been snapped up’

Image copyright Getty Images Women don’t fit in, don’t want the hassle, and struggle with “complex issues”. Those are just some of the reasons given for not appointing women to FTSE company boards, according to a report on gender balance. The government-backed Hampton-Alexander Review called it shocking, while a minister […]

Stricken hiker’s ‘terror’ stranded in California desert

Stricken hiker’s ‘terror’ stranded in California desert

Image copyright Claire Nelson/Instagram Image caption Claire Nelson recalls “a moment of complete and utter terror” Tourist Claire Nelson never imagined one of those terrifying stranded-in-the-desert ordeals could happen to her. Then she fell from a boulder and shattered her hip, finding herself immobile and alone in a sun-baked wilderness. […]

Top North Korean official arrives in US

Top North Korean official arrives in US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Until recently, Kim Yong-chol (left) was blacklisted in the United States The right-hand man to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York to discuss a historic summit. Gen Kim Yong-chol dined with Mr Pompeo after flying […]

White House defiant on Roseanne race row

White House defiant on Roseanne race row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhite House defends Trump’s reaction to Roseanne firing The White House has accused the entertainment industry of “hypocrisy” over its condemnation of Roseanne Barr following a racist tweet. Its press secretary suggested liberal TV stars suffered no consequences for saying “the most […]

Why Kim Kardashian is at the White House

Why Kim Kardashian is at the White House

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kardashian arrives at the White House on an overcast afternoon Kim Kardashian West has met President Donald Trump to discuss a potential pardon for a 63-year-old great-grandmother who is serving life in prison. Alice Marie Johnson has been behind bars for more than two […]