Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for helping China’

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for helping China’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jerry Chun Shing Lee began working for the CIA in 1994, the US justice department says A former CIA officer has been arrested in the US on charges of unlawful retention of classified information. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held at New York’s JFK airport on […]

Belgium ‘abduction’: Woman uses phone map to provide her location

Belgium ‘abduction’: Woman uses phone map to provide her location

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman reportedly located herself using her smartphone A woman who says she was abducted in Belgium has been found after locating herself on her smartphone and sharing the address with her brother. The 19-year-old student said five men kidnapped her in front of a nightclub in the capital […]

Bitcoin dips below $10,000

Bitcoin dips below $10,000

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin came close to crossing $20,000 in December Bitcoin has traded below $10,000 for the first time since early December. The value of one bitcoin fell to $9,958 (£7,222) before making a slight recovery, according to the price index run by the news site Coindesk. That represents a drop […]

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Media captionDr Jackson on President Trump: ‘He has incredible genes’ US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday. Last week, Mr Trump, 71, had […]

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Media captionA neighbour said the children were always accompanied by the parents A California couple have been arrested after police found their 13 children allegedly held captive at home, some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child […]

Top Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead

Top Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ivanovic was standing trial for war crimes committed in 1999 A prominent Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, has been shot dead outside his party offices in the Serb-run north of Mitrovica. Ivanovic, seen as a moderate Kosovo Serb leader, was shot four times in the chest and died later in […]

Biles ‘abused by gymnastics doctor’

Biles ‘abused by gymnastics doctor’

Biles won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed […]

Tunisia protests: Reforms announced amid new rallies

Tunisia protests: Reforms announced amid new rallies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters turned out again in Tunis on Sunday following calls from opposition parties The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. There were fresh protests on Sunday, the seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency […]

Turkey plane: Panic as jet skids off runway at Trabzon

Turkey plane: Panic as jet skids off runway at Trabzon

Media captionThe plane stopped with its nose nearly in the water, but no passengers or crew were hurt Panic broke out on a passenger jet when it skidded off the runway at a Turkish airport and plunged down the side of a cliff overlooking the sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 168 passengers and […]

Vogue suspends Mario Testino and Bruce Weber amid sexual exploitation claims

Vogue suspends Mario Testino and Bruce Weber amid sexual exploitation claims

Image copyright Getty Images Photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been suspended from working with fashion magazines including Vogue, amid allegations they sexually exploited male models and assistants. A series of claims were made against the pair in a New York Times article. Weber denies the claims, while lawyers for Testino said his accusers […]