US election hacking: Putin ‘sought to help’ Trump

US election hacking: Putin ‘sought to help’ Trump

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump’s briefing with spy chiefs was one of several meetings he held in New York on Friday Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to help Donald Trump win the presidential election, a US intelligence report says. The unclassified report says the Russian leader “ordered” a campaign aimed at influencing the […]

Judge rebukes Facebook Live attackers

Judge rebukes Facebook Live attackers

Image copyright Chicago Police Image caption All four suspects have been charged with hate crimes Four people accused of kidnapping and torturing a mentally disabled man in a “racially motivated” attack streamed on Facebook have been denied bail. Jordan Hill, Brittany Covington and Tesfaye Cooper, all 18, and Tanishia Covington, 24, appeared in a Chicago […]

SeaWorld orca Tilikum who killed trainer dies

SeaWorld orca Tilikum who killed trainer dies

Image copyright AP Image caption Tilikum was estimated to be 36 Tilikum, the orca who killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010, has died, his owners have announced. SeaWorld said it was “deeply saddened” by the killer whale’s death, saying Tilikum had suffered serious health issues but did not give a cause of death. […]

Mexico will pay US back for wall – Trump

Mexico will pay US back for wall – Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Portions of a barrier have already been built on the US-Mexico border The US Congress is exploring ways to pay for a southern border wall, with payment to be sought from Mexico later. President-elect Donald Trump made building a wall, paid for by the US neighbour, a central campaign […]

Russia hacking claims: US intelligence chiefs to brief Trump

Russia hacking claims: US intelligence chiefs to brief Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump has cast doubt on the findings of the intelligence agencies co-ordinated by Gen James Clapper (right) America’s top intelligence officials are due to brief President-elect Donald Trump on Russian hacking claims related to the presidential election. They will make their strongest case yet that Russia interfered in […]

SeaWorld orca Tilikum that killed trainer dies

SeaWorld orca Tilikum that killed trainer dies

Image copyright AP Image caption Tilikum was estimated to be 36 Tilikum, the orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010, has died, his owners have announced. SeaWorld said it was “deeply saddened” by the killer whale’s death, saying Tilikum had suffered serious health issues but did not give a cause of death. […]

Trump election: US ‘identifies agents behind Russian hack’

Trump election: US ‘identifies agents behind Russian hack’

Image copyright Getty Images/AP Image caption Top US intelligence officials are due to brief Mr Trump about alleged Russian interference in the election The US has identified the Russian agents behind alleged hacking ahead of the presidential election won by Donald Trump in November, reports say. The agents, whose names have not been released, are […]

Texas Republicans fuel new row with transgender toilet bill

Texas Republicans fuel new row with transgender toilet bill

Image copyright AP Image caption Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick and Senator Lois Kolkhorst introduced Senate Bill 6, known as the Texas Privacy Act Top Republicans in the US state of Texas have unveiled a bill that would ban transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice. The Texas Privacy Act follows similar legislation […]

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Streep among stars at memorial

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Streep among stars at memorial

Image copyright AP Image caption Meryl Streep, Jamie Lee Curtis and Gwyneth Paltrow attended the memorial Family and friends of actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher have paid their respects to the mother and daughter at a private memorial service. Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Meg Ryan were among the guests at the ceremony at […]

Canadian ‘detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting Erdogan’

Canadian ‘detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting Erdogan’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Canadian Ece Heper is being held in Turkey A Canadian dual national has reportedly been detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting the country’s president. Ece Heper, 50, was arrested on 30 December in the north-eastern town of Kars, her lawyer Sertac Celikkaleli told The Canadian Press. Canadian officials say they […]