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Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “You used my body for six years for your own sexual gratification,” Kyle Stephens said A former babysitter who was abused by ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has told him in court: “You are a repulsive liar.” Kyle Stephens was the first of nearly 100 women to […]

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Bannon (centre) attended a House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting on Tuesday Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, US media report. He was reportedly subpoenaed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who is leading an […]

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Media captionA neighbour said the children were always accompanied by the parents A California couple have been arrested after police found their 13 children allegedly held captive at home, some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child […]

Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, have been held on charges of torture and child endangerment Outwardly, the California couple accused of torturing and endangering their 13 children seemed to preside over a happy American family. If the photographs the couple posted on Facebook are anything […]

Firefighter catches child from burning building

Footage of a dramatic rescue has been released by the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department in Decatur, Georgia. A fire broke out in an apartment building on 3 January but the video has only just been released. At least 12 people, including a number of children, were injured but none of them seriously. Firefighter catches […]

Top US gymnast Biles reveals abuse

Top US gymnast Biles reveals abuse

Biles won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed […]

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Media captionTrump voters grade president’s first year President Donald Trump has said he was “totally misrepresented” by those saying he used the term “shithole” to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim […]

Hawaii alert: Employee who sent missile warning reassigned

Hawaii alert: Employee who sent missile warning reassigned

Image copyright Instagram/@SIGHPOUTSHRUG via Reuters Image caption It took 38 minutes for the mistake to be corrected and for Hawaiians to be told there was no danger The unnamed employee who mistakenly sent a missile alert which caused panic in the US state of Hawaii on Saturday has been temporarily reassigned to other duties, a […]

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl’s hijab ‘did not happen’

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl’s hijab ‘did not happen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Khawlah Noman, 11, (L) speaks to reporters with her mother at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl’s hijab never happened. The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her […]

The missing – consequences of Trump’s immigration crackdown

In a rural county that voted for Trump, people are shocked to see friends deported and schoolmates disappear. Now a community is coming to terms with the economic and emotional consequences. The Trump team insists the actions of the deportation force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is simply a matter of applying the law and […]