Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump was the third president in US history to be impeached US President Donald Trump is set to be acquitted in his impeachment trial after senators voted against calling witnesses or admitting new evidence.Democrats hoped four swing Republicans would vote for witnesses, which would have extended the trial without […]

Coronavirus: In quarantine after being repatriated from China

British man, Matt Raw sent this video of his accommodation at Arrowe Park Hospital after he was flown out of Wuhan where there is an outbreak of coronavirus.Eighty-three British passengers must stay in quarantine at an NHS staff accommodation block for 14 days, where they will be in “supported isolation” with “all necessary medical attention”.Read […]

Harvey Weinstein trial: Accuser says ‘No’ was a trigger for him

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jessica Mann said she “entered into what I thought was going to be a real relationship with him” A one-time aspiring actress says Harvey Weinstein subjected her to “degrading” abuse, in some of the most graphic testimony shared in his trial so far.Jessica Mann detailed a catalogue of abuse by […]

US travel ban: Trump puts restrictions on six more countries

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump originally introduced a travel ban in 2017 The US has announced it is expanding its controversial travel ban to include restrictions on six more countries.It said it would suspend the issuance of visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria.Sudanese and […]

Female genital mutilation: Parents arrested after death of girl in Egypt

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThis education video aims to change views of FGM in Egypt, reports Orla GuerinPolice in Egypt have arrested the parents and aunt of a 14-year-old girl who died while undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM).The doctor who allegedly performed the procedure in the province of Asyut was also […]

Worker dies in Russian sport stadium roof collapse

Image copyright EPA A demolition worker has been killed when a sports complex roof collapsed prematurely in the Russian city of St Petersburg, officials say.Dramatic drone footage shows the man with a blow torch cutting through metal supports at the SKK Peterburgskiy when the massive structure disintegrates.He is seen trying to scramble to the safety […]

Huduma Namba: Kenya court halts biometric ID over data fears

Image copyright AFP Image caption The government said it was mandatory to register for a Huduma Namba Kenya’s High Court has halted a controversial biometric ID scheme until new data protection laws are enacted.Sensitive information, such as contact details, fingerprints and a person’s profession, was collected last year.The idea was to integrate all the data […]