Trudeau: ‘Peoplekind’ correction was a ‘dumb joke’

Trudeau: ‘Peoplekind’ correction was a ‘dumb joke’

Media captionTrudeau: ‘Peoplekind’ not ‘mankind’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his much-mocked comment last week on using “peoplekind” instead of “mankind” was just a joke. Mr Trudeau was accused of “mansplaining” after he told a woman she should say “peoplekind” because it was “more inclusive”. His correction was panned by various media as overly […]

How the world reacted to Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy launch

How the world reacted to Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy launch

Media captionSpaceX launches world’s most powerful rocket Tuesday’s launch of the world’s most powerful rocket – the Falcon Heavy – has garnered plenty of reaction, from awe to some gentle ribbing. The behemoth lifted off successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The vehicle was designed by US company SpaceX, and can put up […]

US stock plunge sparks global sell-off

US stock plunge sparks global sell-off

Image copyright Getty Images US stocks suffered their worst falls in more than six years on Monday in a sell-off sparked by concerns of higher interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index tumbled 1,175 points, or 4.6% to close down at 24,345.75. The White House moved to reassure investors saying it was focused on […]

John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mahoney (pictured second from right) with his co-stars in Frasier The British-born actor John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane in the US sitcom Frasier, has died aged 77. He died on Sunday while in hospice care in Chicago. Mahoney enjoyed a distinguished career in theatre, winning a Tony award, […]

Trump calls Democrats ‘treasonous’ and ‘un-American’

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Democratic memo to be released, US House committee says

Democratic memo to be released, US House committee says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Adam Schiff, who wrote the second memo, said Republicans had no choice but to release it A congressional panel has voted unanimously to release a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo alleging bias against President Donald Trump. The Republican president has five days to decide whether to declassify the 10-page […]

A Massachusetts dog’s quest for a pancake ends in flames

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Kim Cattrall announces brother’s death after earlier plea for information

Kim Cattrall announces brother’s death after earlier plea for information

Sex and the City actor Kim Cattrall has announced the death of her brother, after earlier issuing a public appeal for information on his whereabouts. Christopher Cattrall, 55, had been missing from his home in Alberta, Canada, since Tuesday. Kim Cattrall had appealed to her social media followers for help finding him. His keys, cell […]

US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On Sunday, Kylie Jenner announced that she had given birth to a daughter The US reality TV star Kylie Jenner confirmed on Sunday that she has given birth to a baby girl. The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting a child, but had remained quiet about her pregnancy. Jenner […]