AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malcolm Young (right) and his brother Angus (left) were driving forces behind the international success of AC/DC Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia. He died peacefully on Saturday with his family nearby, a statement said. Young will be […]

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Image copyright SPL Image caption The US Fish and Wildlife Service argues hunting “will enhance the survival of the African elephant” President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had […]

Zimbabwe latest: Defiant Mugabe makes first public appearance

Media captionMr Mugabe wore blue and yellow robes and a mortarboard hat Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country’s army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a […]

Toto Riina, Mafia ‘boss of bosses’, dies in jail aged 87

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Toto” Riina was finally captured in 1993 Notorious Sicilian Mafia “boss of all bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina has died from cancer in jail, aged 87. Riina was serving 26 life sentences and is believed to have ordered more than 150 murders. The head of the feared Cosa Nostra spent nearly […]

North Korean defector found to have ‘enormous parasites’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parasites like tapeworms (file pic) can live inside people’s digestive tracts A North Korean soldier who was shot while fleeing across the border has an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors say. The defector crossed the demilitarised zone on Monday, but was shot several times […]

Sylvester Stallone denies sexually assaulting 16-year-old fan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stallone’s spokeswoman said the story was “categorically false” Actor Sylvester Stallone has denied reports that he and a bodyguard sexually assaulted a 16-year-old fan in Las Vegas in the 1980s. The Mail Online has published what it says is a police report dating from 1986, which detailed the allegations. […]

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe in crunch talks over his future

Media captionAndrew Harding: “There’s a feeling people want to celebrate” South African government ministers are in Harare for crisis talks with ousted President Robert Mugabe and military leaders who have seized control. They are trying to reach a deal on the future of Zimbabwe and the man who has led the country for 37 years, […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ‘under house arrest’ after army takeover

Media captionWhat has happened so far in Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe’s military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says. Mr Mugabe told Mr Zuma in a phone call that he was fine, the South African leader’s office said. Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they […]

Turkey denies ‘ludicrous’ Gulen kidnap allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Flynn is accused of meeting Turkish officials to discuss the removal of a Muslim cleric Reports that former White House aide Michael Flynn was part of a plot to help forcibly remove a Muslim cleric to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars are “ludicrous”, Turkey says. The […]

Trump says Putin insulted by US election meddling claim

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump says he met the Russian president “two or three” times briefly at the summit in Vietnam President Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russian interference in the US election, Donald Trump has said after meeting him briefly at an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam. “You can only ask […]