Park Geun-hye: Court ousts South Korea’s scandal-hit president

Park Geun-hye: Court ousts South Korea’s scandal-hit president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Park has also lost her presidential immunity and can be prosecuted South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld Parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving close friend Choi […]

FBI and CIA launch criminal investigation into ‘malware leaks’

FBI and CIA launch criminal investigation into ‘malware leaks’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The CIA has not confirmed whether the released documents are real US federal agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the public release of documents said to detail CIA hacking tools, US officials say. They told US media that the FBI and CIA were co-ordinating the inquiry after Wikileaks published […]

Guatemala mourns after children’s home fire kills 21 girls

Guatemala mourns after children’s home fire kills 21 girls

Image copyright Reuters Image caption All the victims were young women Guatemala has declared three days of national mourning after a fire killed at least 21 teenage girls at a children’s care home. Wednesday’s blaze at the government-run Virgen de Asuncion shelter in San Jose Pinula, near Guatemala City, has focused attention on how it […]

‘Justin Bieber impostor’ on 931 child sex-related charges

‘Justin Bieber impostor’ on 931 child sex-related charges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Justin Bieber performs in concert in 2016 A man who posed as Justin Bieber online has been charged with more than 900 child sex-related crimes in Australia. The man, 42, masqueraded as the Canadian singer to gain explicit images from children, Queensland Police said. He was charged with 931 […]

Bolivia’s Morales boosts legal coca production

Bolivia’s Morales boosts legal coca production

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Morales has long supported the global legalisation of coca leaf chewing Bolivian President Evo Morales has signed into law a controversial bill that nearly doubles the area that can be legally planted with coca crops. A total of 22,000 hectares (55,000 acres) can be planted with coca nationwide, compared […]

US hospitals oppose Trump-backed health bill

US hospitals oppose Trump-backed health bill

Image copyright Eureopan photopress agency Image caption The bill was crafted by Republican leaders like Paul Ryan, and backed by Mr Trump A leading trade group representing hospitals has expressed fears about the Republican health-care bill, saying poor Americans could lose insurance. The American Hospital Association (AHA) said current provisions for “our most vulnerable” would […]

Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysians ‘banned from leaving North Korea’

Media captionWhy was North Korea’s Kim Jong-nam killed? North Korea has banned Malaysians inside its country from leaving, in a growing diplomatic row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam. In response, Malaysia has banned North Korean embassy officials from leaving, saying it “needs to be done”. The tit-for-tat actions come amid North Korean fury at […]

Syrian children in state of ‘toxic stress’, Save the Children says

Syrian children in state of ‘toxic stress’, Save the Children says

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least three million Syrian children under the age of six have known nothing but war Millions of Syrian children could be living in a state of “toxic stress” due to prolonged exposure to the horrors of war, aid group Save the Children says. The damage to an entire generation […]

House Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement plan

House Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Ryan (pictured last week) said the new plan would “give every American access to quality, affordable health insurance” US House Republicans have unveiled a long-awaited plan to replace the signature health care law of former US President Barack Obama. The proposed legislation would repeal penalties for those who […]

Trump Obama: FBI chief Comey ‘rejects’ phone tap allegation

Trump Obama: FBI chief Comey ‘rejects’ phone tap allegation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The allegation relates to the presidential race last year FBI director James Comey has rejected President Donald Trump’s claim on Saturday that his predecessor, Barack Obama, tapped his phone, US media say. Mr Comey reportedly asked the US justice department to reject the allegation Mr Obama ordered a wiretap during […]

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