California parents 'waterboarded and shot' children

California parents 'waterboarded and shot' children

Image copyright AFP Photo/Solano County District Attorney’s Office Image caption Ina Rogers, left, and Jonathan Allen face numerous charges for child abuse Ten children rescued from a California home had allegedly been waterboarded, shot at with crossbows and strangled by their parents, authorities say. In a court filing, prosecutors recommended that bail for the mother […]

US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US still has a high fertility rate and the slowdown does not mean the population will shrink Births in the US have dropped to their lowest rate in 30 years, marking a cultural shift as women delay motherhood, experts say. Some 3.85 million babies were born in the […]

Fonda: #MeToo accusers famous and white

Fonda: #MeToo accusers famous and white

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jane Fonda has won two Oscars and had five more nominations Jane Fonda has successfully combined Oscar-winning Hollywood celebrity and firebrand political activism with a fitness video empire. So it’s no surprise to learn that she came to this year’s Cannes Film Festival wearing more than one hat. Her […]

Stan Lee: Comic book legend, 95, sues old company for $1bn

Stan Lee: Comic book legend, 95, sues old company for $1bn

Image copyright PA Image caption Stan Lee is the co-creator of Spiderman and numerous other Marvel characters Stan Lee is suing the entertainment company he co-founded for $1bn (£742m), according to legal documents. The comic book legend alleges he was coerced into a fraudulent sales agreement when he was in an emotionally and physically fragile […]

'I hated myself after abuse at Abu Ghraib'

'I hated myself after abuse at Abu Ghraib'

Image copyright Nubar Alexanian Gina Haspel has paved the way for her confirmation as new CIA director, after repudiating torture tactics used in the past. But the scars from one of America’s darkest chapters, the abuse of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, still linger, as one of the men involved explains. A big, bear-sized man, […]

Trudeau 'appalled' Canadian doctor was wounded in Gaza

Trudeau 'appalled' Canadian doctor was wounded in Gaza

Image copyright Canadian Press Image caption Dr. Tarek Loubani, a Palestinian-Canadian doctor, was injured on Monday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an investigation into the reported shooting of a Canadian doctor in Gaza. Tarek Loubani says he was shot in the leg while providing medical services to protesters along the border between […]

Trump: Immigrant gangs 'animals, not people'

Trump: Immigrant gangs 'animals, not people'

US President Donald Trump has said immigrant gang members are “not people” but “animals”. He was responding during a White House event to a point made by a California sheriff about the MS-13 gang, which was started in the 1980s by immigrants from Central America. Source link

'It would be a disaster for Texas'

'It would be a disaster for Texas'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trucks queuing near Laredo on the Texan side of the US-Mexico border As trucks endlessly rumble up and down Interstate 35 in southern Texas, the importance of the state’s trade with Mexico is obvious. Full of freight, the lorries are making their way to and from the Texan border […]

Florida man killed by exploding vape pen at home

Florida man killed by exploding vape pen at home

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Two pieces of the vape pen were in Tallmadge D’Elia’s cranium A US man died when a vape pen blew up and launched projectiles into his skull, found a post-mortem examination. Tallmadge D’Elia also suffered burns over 80% of his body in a fire caused by the exploding e-cigarette, according […]

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