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Billy Caldwell: Campaigner’s company sells cannabis oil

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Charlotte Caldwell has been treating her severely epileptic son Billy with cannabis oil since 2016 A mother who has been campaigning for a law change on medicinal cannabis is the director of a company that sells cannabis oil. Charlotte Caldwell has been treating her severely epileptic son Billy, 12, with […]

XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper's shooting death

XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper's shooting death

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Before his death the 20-year-old found fame online, racking up hundreds of millions of streams The killing of US rapper XXXTentacion has set social media ablaze: vicious arguments have broken out about how to memorialise such a problematic figure, as fans pore over conspiracy theories about the perpetrator and even […]

Girl on Fire: Kenya schoolgirl’s Alicia Keys cover becomes viral hit

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Senegal claim Africa’s first 2018 World Cup win

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Poland 1-2 Senegal Senegal deservedly defeated Poland in a game of few chances to claim the first win by an African team at the World Cup – although there was a hint of controversy about their second goal. M’Baye Niang sprinted back on to the field […]

Boris Becker ‘CAR diplomatic immunity’ claim descends into confusion

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boris Becker says the legal action being taken against him is “unjustified and unjust” Confusion surrounds a claim by former tennis champion Boris Becker that he holds diplomatic status on behalf of the Central African Republic (CAR). He asserted last week in London that his appointment as a diplomat by […]

EU to launch counter-tariffs against US on Friday

EU to launch counter-tariffs against US on Friday

Image copyright Devaki Knowles Image caption The EU will target emblematic US exports such as blue jeans The European Union will launch a raft of retaliatory tariffs against US exports on Friday, a top official has said. The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed steep duties on steel and aluminium in May. American […]

Lake Toba ferry: Search goes on with 190 reported missing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Devastated friends and families have been waiting for news on the shore More than 190 people are now thought to be missing after Monday’s ferry disaster on Lake Toba, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The number, revised up from 130, is three times the number of passengers the ferry […]

Gaza rocket barrage triggers Israeli air strikes

Gaza rocket barrage triggers Israeli air strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israel said its fighter jets struck a number of Hamas military compounds Israeli jets have struck Palestinian militant positions in the Gaza Strip after rockets and mortars were fired into Israel, the Israeli military says. Twenty-five targets linked to the Hamas movement were hit overnight in response to a barrage […]

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

Media captionHaley: Council has been a protector of human rights abusers The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a “cesspool of political bias”. The “hypocritical and self-serving” body “makes a mockery of human rights”, said US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley. Formed in 2006, the Geneva-based council […]

Migrant children: Republicans scramble as US border crisis grows

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents Republicans are scrambling to draft a bill to address the growing outcry over the policy of separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border. President Donald Trump told a group of House Republicans he would back any immigration bill they passed, a White House spokesman said. The […]