Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Image copyright David-Louise Turpin/Facebook Image caption The Turpins renew their vows in Las Vegas, with their 13 children present They lived in a smart suburban home, owned nice cars and went on numerous family holidays. Outwardly, the California couple accused of torturing and endangering their 13 children presided over a happy American family. But when […]

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “You used my body for six years for your own sexual gratification,” Kyle Stephens said A former babysitter who was abused by ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has told him in court: “You are a repulsive liar.” Kyle Stephens was the first of nearly 100 women to […]

Ivy League student Blaze Bernstein knifed ‘over 20 times’

Ivy League student Blaze Bernstein knifed ‘over 20 times’

Image copyright OC Sheriff Image caption Blaze Bernstein’s body was found days after he was due to return to university An Ivy League college student was reportedly stabbed nearly two dozen times by a high school friend after making a sexual advance on him. Samuel Woodward, 20, was arrested after DNA belonging to Blaze Bernstein […]

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Bannon (centre) attended a House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting on Tuesday Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, US media report. He was reportedly subpoenaed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who is leading an […]

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Media captionTrump voters grade president’s first year President Donald Trump has said he was “totally misrepresented” by those saying he used the term “shithole” to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim […]

Hawaii alert: Employee who sent missile warning reassigned

Hawaii alert: Employee who sent missile warning reassigned

Image copyright Instagram/@SIGHPOUTSHRUG via Reuters Image caption It took 38 minutes for the mistake to be corrected and for Hawaiians to be told there was no danger The unnamed employee who mistakenly sent a missile alert which caused panic in the US state of Hawaii on Saturday has been temporarily reassigned to other duties, a […]

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl’s hijab ‘did not happen’

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl’s hijab ‘did not happen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Khawlah Noman, 11, (L) speaks to reporters with her mother at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl’s hijab never happened. The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her […]

The missing – consequences of Trump’s immigration crackdown

In a rural county that voted for Trump, people are shocked to see friends deported and schoolmates disappear. Now a community is coming to terms with the economic and emotional consequences. The Trump team insists the actions of the deportation force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is simply a matter of applying the law and […]

Nine charged for giving food to homeless in California

Nine charged for giving food to homeless in California

Image copyright Facebook / Homelessness News San Diego Image caption People handed out food and supplies at Wells Park, El Cajon in defiance of a city rule Nine people in California have been charged after they handed out food to the homeless, violating a rule about sharing food in public places. The group were protesting […]

Aziz Ansari responds to assault allegation

Aziz Ansari responds to assault allegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aziz Ansari has vocally supported the movement opposing sexual assault in Hollywood US comedian and actor Aziz Ansari has responded to an accusation of sexual assault by saying he had believed the encounter to be “completely consensual”. Babe magazine published a detailed account over the weekend from a 23-year-old […]