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Stanford sexual assault: Pressure to sack judge grows

Stanford sexual assault: Pressure to sack judge grows

Image copyright AP Image caption Judge Aaron Persky has been heavily criticised for sentencing Brock Turner to only six months in jail More than a million people have signed a petition calling for the judge in the controversial Stanford University sexual assault case to be sacked. Judge Aaron Persky has been heavily criticised for giving […]

Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey legend, dies at 88

Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey legend, dies at 88

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gordie Howe with a statue in his honour at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Legendary Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe, who was nicknamed “Mr Hockey”, has died at the age of 88. Howe spent most of his career with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup four […]

US election: Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton

Media captionHillary Clinton tweeted President Obama’s endorsement video: “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office” President Barack Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party presidential nominee. His endorsement came after meeting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who has been battling Mrs Clinton for the nomination. Speaking in […]

Stanford victim: VP Biden writes open letter to sexual assault victim

Stanford victim: VP Biden writes open letter to sexual assault victim

Image copyright Olivier Douliery/Getty Images Image caption Vice President Biden wrote that he was “filled with furious anger” Vice President Joe Biden penned an open letter on Thursday to the Stanford University sexual assault victim whose message to her assailant went viral. Mr Biden sent the letter to BuzzFeed, praising the young woman for sharing […]

Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton

Media captionHillary Clinton tweeted President Obama’s endorsement video: “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office” President Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party presidential nominee. His endorsement came after meeting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who has been battling Mrs Clinton for the nomination. Speaking in a […]

US elections: Obama calls for Democratic unity

Media captionPresident Obama speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show: “My hope is, that over the next couple of weeks, we’re able to pull things together” President Obama says he hopes the Democrats “pull things together” after Hillary Clinton became the party’s presumptive nominee for president. Her rival, Bernie Sanders, has vowed to fight […]

Yellowstone National Park: Man dies after falling into hot spring

Yellowstone National Park: Man dies after falling into hot spring

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Officials at Yellowstone National Park say a man died after falling into a hot spring, having wandered away from a path. Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, fell into the spring in the Norris Geyser Basin area of the park in north-west Wyoming. Authorities are now trying to retrieve Mr Scott’s body from […]

Lena Dunham and the Girls cast back Stanford University sexual assault victim

Lena Dunham and the Girls cast back Stanford University sexual assault victim

The cast of TV show Girls have made a video backing the anonymous victim of a sex assault at Stanford University in the US. In the clip, for Now This News, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet call for female sexual attack survivors to be heard and supported. It’s after Brock Turner […]

CIA agent expects to be extradited to Italy

CIA agent expects to be extradited to Italy

Image copyright AP Image caption Sabrina de Sousa says that she does not know when she will be taken to Italy A former CIA agent has said that she expects to be extradited imminently from Portugal to jail in Italy for her alleged role in the 2003 abduction of a terror suspect in Milan. Sabrina […]

Two Democrats compete for Senate seat as Republicans out

Two Democrats compete for Senate seat as Republicans out

Image copyright AP Image caption Kamala Harris (centre) is polling about 40% of the vote in Tuesday’s election, according to partial results Two Democratic women candidates, both from ethnic minorities, will compete in a run-off for California’s open seat in the US Senate, officials say. The face-off between Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez marks the […]