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Harvey Weinstein: Oscars board expels producer over sexual assault allegations

Harvey Weinstein: Oscars board expels producer over sexual assault allegations

Image copyright PA Image caption Weinstein has already been suspended by Bafta in the UK The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein following numerous allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board “voted well in excess of the required […]

Harvey Weinstein: Oscars board votes to expel producer

Harvey Weinstein: Oscars board votes to expel producer

Image copyright PA Image caption Weinstein has already been suspended by Bafta The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein following numerous allegations of sexual assaults made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority” to […]

Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says Taliban killed daughter

Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says Taliban killed daughter

Media captionJoshua Boyle said he hoped his family could rebuild a normal life A Canadian held hostage by the Taliban has spoken of the group’s “stupidity and evil”, revealing they murdered his daughter and raped his wife. Joshua Boyle spoke to reporters after landing in Canada with his wife Caitlan Coleman and children following almost […]

Trump aims blow at Iran and threatens landmark nuclear deal

Trump aims blow at Iran and threatens landmark nuclear deal

Media captionTrump: ‘I can terminate US involvement in deal any time’ US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a “fanatical regime” and refused to continue signing off on a landmark international nuclear deal. In a combative speech on Friday, Mr Trump accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and proposed new sanctions. He said Iran had […]

Why the California wildfires are so deadly

With at least 34 dead and 3,500 buildings destroyed, the fires have been the most devastating since 1933. The BBC’s Dave Lee explores why. Videos courtesy of Douglas Thron and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Why the California wildfires are so deadly

Canada couple fights over $5m lotto jackpot

Canada couple fights over $5m lotto jackpot

Image copyright Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation All may be fair in love and war, but love and money? That’s up for the courts to decide. A Canadian couple is heading to court after a winning lottery ticket drove a C$6m ($5m, £4m) wedge between them. Denise Robertson got a court injunction on 28 September […]

Harvey Weinstein: ‘Business as usual’ at Weinstein Co, brother insists

Harvey Weinstein: ‘Business as usual’ at Weinstein Co, brother insists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bob Weinstein co-founded the studio with his brother in 2005 Harvey Weinstein’s brother, Bob, has denied media reports that the film production company they co-founded could be closed or sold. “Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company,” he said in a statement. “Business is continuing […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to recertify agreement

Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to recertify agreement

Media captionTrump: ‘I can terminate US involvement in deal any time’ US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a “fanatical regime” and refused to continue certifying an international nuclear deal. He accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and said he would deny the regime “all paths to a nuclear weapon”. International observers say Iran has […]

Trump to end Obamacare subsidies amid strong criticism

Trump to end Obamacare subsidies amid strong criticism

Media captionPresident Trump won big in Kentucky last year but the state also depends heavily on Obamacare US President Donald Trump will end subsidies to health insurance providers designed to help low income households, as he continues his attempts to dismantle Obamacare. The White House announced the move hours after Mr Trump signed an executive […]

Harvey Weinstein: US actress Rose McGowan makes rape allegation

Harvey Weinstein: US actress Rose McGowan makes rape allegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan appeared at a premiere for the film Grindhouse in 2007 The scandal deluging Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has deepened after US actress Rose McGowan publicly accused him of raping her. In a series of tweets, McGowan also accused Amazon Studio chief Roy Price of […]