Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alan Bean, right, flew in the Apollo 12 mission with fellow astronauts Charles Conrad (l) and Richard Gordon Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas aged 86, his family has said. In later life he became an accomplished […]

North Korea’s Kim ‘set on’ Trump summit

North Korea’s Kim ‘set on’ Trump summit

Media captionKorean leaders’ surprise “Hollywood” meeting It is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s “fixed will” that a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore should go ahead, state media say. Mr Trump cancelled the summit on Thursday, citing the North’s “hostility”, but then rowed back after conciliatory messages from Pyongyang. Late on Saturday he […]

Joshua Holt case: US sanctions ‘to stay’ despite prisoner release

Joshua Holt case: US sanctions ‘to stay’ despite prisoner release

Image copyright AFP Image caption Joshua Holt went straight to the White House for a meeting with President Trump US Vice-President Mike Pence says sanctions will remain on Venezuela despite the release of a US prisoner and his wife on Saturday. Joshua Holt and his Venezuelan wife Thamy Candelo arrived in the US accompanied by […]

Sesame Street sues over violent, puppet-based Happytime Murders film

Sesame Street sues over violent, puppet-based Happytime Murders film

Image copyright STX Image caption Melissa McCarthy has a puppet partner in the cop-buddy film The creators of the famous children’s TV show Sesame Street have launched a lawsuit against an upcoming sex, drugs and violence-laden puppet-based movie called the Happytime Murders. The movie uses the tagline “No Sesame. All Street” on promotional material. The […]

Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges

Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges

Media captionAs Harvey Weinstein turns himself in, an accuser, Rose McGowan, reacts Former Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been released on $1m (£751,000) bail after being charged in New York with rape and sexual abuse. Mr Weinstein, 66, also agreed to wear a GPS tracker and to surrender his passport after turning himself in […]

Armed bystanders gun down Oklahoma City restaurant shooter

Armed bystanders gun down Oklahoma City restaurant shooter

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The restaurant near Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City where the shooting took place Police have praised two armed bystanders after they shot and killed a gunman who opened fire on diners at a restaurant in the US state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City police said four victims were injured on […]

‘Wolf-like’ creature shot near Montana ranch puzzles experts

‘Wolf-like’ creature shot near Montana ranch puzzles experts

Image copyright Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Image caption Bizarre theories have circulated online that it could be a werewolf or relative of Bigfoot US wildlife experts are baffled by a “wolf-like” animal that was killed by a Montana farmer. The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came […]

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle’s Puget Sound

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle’s Puget Sound

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle’s waters are testing positive for opioids. The finding suggests “a lot of people” are taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound, researchers say. Scientists used mussels as a way to test pollution in Seattle’s waters and […]

Trump: North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June

Trump: North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June

Media captionTrump: ‘North Korea meeting could still happen’ US President Donald Trump has said his summit with North Korea’s leader could still happen on 12 June, despite earlier cancelling the meeting. “We’ll see what happens. It could even be the 12th. We’re talking to them now. They very much want to do it, we’d like […]

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest

Media captionHarvey Weinstein is led away from the police station in handcuffs Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate accusers. Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city earlier in the day. Dozens of women have made […]

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