India visit ‘very productive’ despite controversy, says Sajjan

India visit ‘very productive’ despite controversy, says Sajjan

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s visit to India made some waves Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says his official visit to India has been “very productive” despite political tensions. Mr Sajjan says he has been able to bolster ties between India and Canada. His comments come after Punjab’s top […]

Nastase makes derogatory Williams remark

Nastase makes derogatory Williams remark

The International Tennis Federation has launched an investigation into Nastase’s comments Romania’s Fed Cup captain, the former world number one and Grand Slam champion Ilie Nastase, has been heard making a derogatory comment about Serena Williams’ unborn child. As Romanian player Simona Halep was answering a question in English about Williams’ pregnancy at Friday’s Fed […]

Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House

Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House

Media captionTrump welcomes US-Egyptian prisoner to White House President Donald Trump has welcomed an Egyptian-US charity worker, whom he helped release after nearly three years detained in Cairo, to the White House. The president said he was “very happy” that Aya Hijazi, 30, was flown back to the US on Thursday night. Ms Hijazi, whose […]

Julian Assange’s arrest a ‘priority’ for US attorney general

Julian Assange’s arrest a ‘priority’ for US attorney general

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jeff Sessions (left) said the US would “seek to put some people in jail” The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, says arresting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is a “priority”. Mr Assange has been confined to London’s Ecuadorian embassy, where he has asylum, for almost five years. Asked about the possibility […]

Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Image copyright Henry Ford Hospital Image caption The married couple are accused of working with Dr Jumana Nagarwala to perform the banned procedure A Michigan doctor and his wife have been arrested in connection with the first ever prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the US. Dr Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and Farida Attar, 50, […]

Arkansas executes Ledell Lee in first death penalty use in 12 years

Arkansas executes Ledell Lee in first death penalty use in 12 years

Media captionLedell Lee tells the BBC he is innocent Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee in the US state’s first use of the death penalty in 12 years. It came after the US Supreme Court rejected a challenge arguing Arkansas was unfairly rushing several executions before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the […]

LA airport failed to spot gun in hand luggage

LA airport failed to spot gun in hand luggage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pre-flight security checks are part of the travelling routine An off-duty policewoman flew from Los Angeles international airport (LAX) to Taiwan with a gun in her hand luggage. The weapon was not detected during security screening and Noell Grant only realised she was carrying it as she changed planes […]

Path cleared for Arkansas executions

Path cleared for Arkansas executions

Media captionLedell Lee tells the BBC he is innocent Arkansas will move forward with a series of executions after the state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling blocking the lethal injection. Justices reversed a judge’s order barring the use of vecuronium bromide, one of the three drugs used in the state’s death penalty. The […]

‘My life on death row is like twilight zone’

Convicted murderer Ledell Lee says he is living a nightmare he cannot wake up from as he awaits his execution in Arkansas. After spending 21 years on death row, Lee is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one of a series of executions due this month. Produced by Sarah Svoboda, Franz Strasser and Pete Murtaugh. […]

US fugitive teacher found with student after month on run

US fugitive teacher found with student after month on run

Image copyright AP A Tennessee teacher accused of abducting his 15-year-old student has been captured thousands of miles away. Tad Cummins was arrested in northern California, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced. The pair, missing for a month, were found near the remote Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the Tennessean newspaper reported. Mr Cummins had been seeking […]