Rights groups warn Saudi female activist may face beheading

Rights groups warn Saudi female activist may face beheading Israa al-Ghomgham and four others face execution over the 2011 Arab Spring protests. The Grand Mosque (AP) Human rights groups have warned that a female Shia activist detained...

Heatwave brings shoppers out but outlook less positive – survey

Heatwave brings shoppers out but outlook less positive – survey Half of firms reported that sales volumes were up on a year ago, according to the CBI Quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. File photo dated 04/12/16 of...

Uganda drops weapons charges against jailed pop star

Uganda drops weapons charges against jailed pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu faced charges following an incident in which the presidential motorcade was pelted with stones. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine (AP) Ugandan military prosecutors have withdrawn...

German actress claims Weinstein raped her in hotel suite

German actress claims Weinstein raped her in hotel suite Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein have denied the allegations. Photo: Getty Images A German actress has become the latest to accuse film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault...

Clooney tops rich list after $1bn tequila deal

Clooney tops rich list after $1bn tequila deal Hollywood’s highest earner for 2018, actor and director George Clooney with his wife Amal George Clooney has been named Hollywood's highest-paid actor with total earnings of $239m (€206m)...

Trump comes out fighting over campaign cash claim

Trump comes out fighting over campaign cash claim The US president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted eight charges and pointed the finger at Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters Donald Trump last night denied hush money payments made...

Oil prices reach two-week high as US stockpiles decline

Oil prices reach two-week high as US stockpiles decline Markets were mixed as global trade tensions persisted. US stockpiles have fallen by more than expected (Danny Lawson/PA) Oil prices have reached a two-week high following a report...

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician faces treason charges

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician faces treason charges Security forces have violently put down street protests demanding Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s release. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu arrives at a magistrates’ court in Gulu, northern Uganda (AP) A Ugandan pop star-turned-politician who opposes the...

South Africa government criticises Trump over ‘farmer killings’ tweet

South Africa government criticises Trump over ‘farmer killings’ tweet The government said the US president’s tweet was based on ‘false information’. Donald Trump (Niall Carson/PA) The South African government has hit out at US President Donald Trump...

US rejects invite to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan

US rejects invite to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad served as US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations under president George W Bush (AP) The US has rejected an invitation to join Russia-led...

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