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Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

Hundreds of protesters against US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee have been arrested in Washington as the pick inched closer to winning confirmation. Republicans declared that an FBI report had exonerated Brett Kavanaugh of...

Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden

An eight-year-old found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer. Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidöstern lake while at her family's holiday home in Jönköping County. The sword...

British man dies from sea snake bite in Australia

A British man has died after being bitten by a sea snake on a fishing trawler in Australia, police have said. The man, 23, had just pulled up a net off the coast of the...

South Carolina: Seven officers shot, suspect in custody

Seven US law enforcement officers have been shot, one of them fatally, in an incident in South Carolina, officials say. Police in the city of Florence had been responding to a call for help from...

Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism from fellow Republicans after he mocked a woman who says she was assaulted by his Supreme Court nominee. Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, both key votes to...

India Ganges ‘rape video’: Two men arrested

Two men have been arrested in Patna, in north-east India, after a video allegedly showing a woman being raped next to the holy River Ganges was shared widely on social media. Police say the men...

Beto O’Rourke: Democrats dazzled by rising star in Texas

A rising star in the Democratic Party could pull off an unlikely victory in the upcoming US mid-term elections by unseating a big-name Republican in the traditionally conservative state of Texas. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke...

Tensions rise as US threatens to ‘take out’ Russian missiles

The threat from a senior US diplomat to "take out" Russian missiles that Washington believes are in breach of an important Cold War arms control treaty looks set to cause additional tensions with Moscow,...

Trump: ‘Scary and difficult time for young men’ in US

President Donald Trump has told reporters it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US. Mr Trump's remarks came as he reiterated his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who...

How a lesbian love story is bypassing the Indian censors

Low-cost smartphones and cheap mobile data mean Indians are now hungrily consuming content over the small screen. And this is opening up a new world of creative freedom for the country's entertainment industry. Film director...

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