WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in US, papers show

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in US, papers show

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is not clear what charges the US has brought against Mr Assange WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged in the US, unsealed court documents there have inadvertently revealed. The information was contained in a court filing in an unrelated case. It is not clear what charges Mr Assange […]

North Korea to expel detained US citizen, state media say

North Korea to expel detained US citizen, state media say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A US man of the same name was arrested near the demilitarised zone in Yeoncheon, South Korea, last year North Korea says it will deport a US citizen who was detained in October after entering illegally from China. State news agency KCNA said the man, whom it named as […]

Diddy's ex, Kim Porter, dies at 47

Diddy's ex, Kim Porter, dies at 47

Image copyright Getty Images Kim Porter, who was mother to three of Diddy’s children, has died aged 47. The model and actress dated the American rapper on and off from 1994 to 2007 and they had three children together: twins Jessie James and D’Lila, 11, and son Christian, 20. She also had a 27-year-old son, […]

Hockney painting breaks auction record for living artist

Hockney painting breaks auction record for living artist

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) broke the record held by Jeff Koons A celebrated painting by British artist David Hockney has been sold at Christie’s in New York for just over $90m (£70m) – an auction record for a work by a living artist. Portrait of […]

More than 600 missing in California's Camp Fire

More than 600 missing in California's Camp Fire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrone footage shows complete devastation in the Californian town of Paradise The number of people missing in northern California’s devastating wildfire has leapt to more than 600, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities. The missing persons’ list has doubled since earlier on […]

Viral US act of kindness that raised $400,000 'a lie'

Viral US act of kindness that raised $400,000 'a lie'

Image copyright GoFundMe Image caption Kate McClure (left) and partner Mark D’Amico (not pictured) are accused of conspiring with homeless man Johnny Bobbitt to take advantage of donors’ good will The US protagonists in a viral “pay it forward” fundraising campaign for a homeless man have been charged with theft by deception and conspiracy. The […]

California wildfires: Survivors share stories of heroic rescues

California wildfires: Survivors share stories of heroic rescues

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrone footage shows complete devastation in the Californian town of Paradise As huge wildfires continue to devastate California, many examples of heroism and survival are beginning to emerge. In northern parts of the state, some displaced residents survived the raging fire by wading through a reservoir to […]

Why is Canada running out of marijuana?

Why is Canada running out of marijuana?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Demand for legal cannabis is higher than expected in Canada Cannabis retailers in Canada began to run low on supplies from the very first day of legalisation a month ago. How long are shortages expected to continue as the new market for recreational cannabis finds its feet? In the […]

Taylor Swift, Adele and other smuggled celebrities

Taylor Swift, Adele and other smuggled celebrities

Image copyright Getty Images It seems donning a comedy moustache and glasses isn’t enough for some celebrities looking to evade unwanted attention. Zayn Malik appears to have confirmed the suspicion that Taylor Swift is smuggled in a suitcase to avoid detection. In an interview with British Vogue, the former One Direction singer said Taylor was […]