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Tiger Woods: Alcohol 'not involved' in arrest

Tiger Woods: Alcohol 'not involved' in arrest

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Police in Palm Beach County released a mugshot of the golfer Golf star Tiger Woods says alcohol was “not involved” in his arrest while driving in Florida early on Monday. The player, who was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication”. “I understand […]

British Columbia: Greens to back minority NDP government

British Columbia: Greens to back minority NDP government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption British Columbia NDP Leader John Horgan says he has brokered a deal with the Green Party to oust British Columbia Premier Christy Clark’s party from government British Columbia Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver says his party will support a “stable minority” government led by the New Democratic Party (NDP). The […]

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh tries to evacuate one million

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh tries to evacuate one million

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated to shelters Bangladeshi authorities are trying to evacuate up to a million people before a powerful cyclone makes landfall. Cyclone Mora is likely to hit the eastern coast early on Tuesday, the meteorological department said. Port cities in the south-east have been […]

Texas legislators scuffle after Republican calls immigration agents

Texas legislators scuffle after Republican calls immigration agents

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters outside the Austin capital building earlier this year US legislators scuffled in the Texas capital during chaotic scenes after a protest against an immigration crackdown halted proceedings. Republican Matt Rinaldi accused a Hispanic Democrat of “threatening his life” and said another Democrat had assaulted him. It happened after […]

Trudeau asks Pope Francis to apologise for schools

Trudeau asks Pope Francis to apologise for schools

Image copyright ETTORE FERRARI/ AFP Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a request for Pope Francis: say sorry for the role of the Catholic Church in a Canadian school system where indigenous children were abused. The PM met the pontiff at the Vatican on Monday as part of his trip to Italy for the G7 […]

German leaders step up attacks on Trump

German leaders step up attacks on Trump

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mrs Merkel says it is right not to gloss over differences with the US Germany’s top politicians have stepped up criticism of US President Donald Trump, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel said the US and UK were no longer reliable partners. On Monday Mrs Merkel said it was right […]

Kenya election: Peter Gichira charged with attempted suicide

Kenya election: Peter Gichira charged with attempted suicide

Image copyright AFP Image caption The electoral commission disqualified Peter Gichira because he didn’t have enough signatures A Kenyan man has been charged with attempted suicide for allegedly trying to jump from a building after his bid to run for president was rejected. Peter Gichira denied the charge during a court appearance in the capital, […]

Tiger Woods held on drink-driving charge

Tiger Woods held on drink-driving charge

Image copyright Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Police in Palm Beach County released a mugshot of the golfer Golf star Tiger Woods was arrested on a drink-driving charge in Florida early on Monday morning, police say. Police recorded the arrest at 07:18 local time (11:18 GMT) and the golfer was released a few […]

Moscow storm: Several people killed, mayor says

Moscow storm: Several people killed, mayor says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Most fatalities are reported to have been caused by falling trees Several people have been killed after a severe thunderstorm hit Moscow, the mayor of the Russian capital says. Hundreds of trees have been toppled by the storm, and about 40 people have sought medical help, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin tweeted. […]

WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link

WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link

Image copyright AFP Image caption The WannaCry worm encrypted computer files and demanded a random to unlock them New analysis suggests Chinese-speaking criminals may have been behind the WannaCry ransomware that affected thousands of organisations worldwide. Researchers from Flashpoint looked at the language used in the ransom notice. They said the use of proper grammar […]