US warship collides with Japanese tug in latest incident

US warship collides with Japanese tug in latest incident

Image copyright US Navy Image caption The US Navy says the warship “remains at sea under her own power” A US warship has sustained minor damage after a collision with a Japanese tug off central Japan, the US Navy says. The commercial tug lost propulsion and drifted into the guided-missile destroyer, the USS Benfold, during […]






Palestinians ‘could freeze US ties’ over Washington office closure

Palestinians ‘could freeze US ties’ over Washington office closure

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The PLO, which represents all Palestinians, opened its office in the US in 1994 The Palestine Liberation Organisation has warned it will freeze its ties with the US if it carries out a threat to close the PLO office in Washington. In a video on Twitter, PLO Secretary General Saeb […]






Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Image copyright SPL Image caption The US Fish and Wildlife Service argues hunting “will enhance the survival of the African elephant” President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had […]






Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Image copyright Handout Image caption Judge O’Neill said the number 50 could be incorrect as he “doesn’t keep count” Ohio voters are in shock after a top judge boasted of having been “sexually intimate” with “approximately 50 very attractive females”. State Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill, who is a Democratic candidate for state governor, made […]






Husband and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk

Husband and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk

Image copyright First United Methodist Church / Facebook A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun safety at a Tennessee church, police say. The 81-year-old took out his pistol to show another parishioner amid a talk about recent shootings at places of worship. Forgetting the weapon was loaded, he fired […]






Canada army recruiters at transgender job fair ‘racism’

Canada army recruiters at transgender job fair ‘racism’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Biko Beauttah (right) with Justin Trudeau during Toronto’s Pride parade A Canadian transgender job fair organised by a former Kenyan refugee has been criticised for inviting military recruiters. Biko Beauttah said she asked the army to the event to honour her grandfather, who was a Kenyan major general. But […]






US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was ‘unacceptable’

US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was ‘unacceptable’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Navy aircraft involved was an EA-18G Growler US Navy officials have said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that one of their pilots used a jet’s contrail to draw a penis in the sky. The phallic outline over Okanogan County in the western US state of Washington provoked much mirth online. […]






Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned

Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned

Image copyright Getty Images Former President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with a White House intern nearly 20 years ago, a top Democrat has said. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was asked if he should have stepped down following allegations of sexual misconduct against Senator Al Franken. “Yes, I think that is the appropriate […]






George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

Image copyright Supplied Image caption An interpreter, second left, says Mr Bush, centre, groped her in 2004 An eighth woman has come forward with claims that former US president George HW Bush groped her. An interpreter, whom the BBC has agreed not to name because of the sensitive nature of her job, claims Mr Bush […]






Senators: Kushner ‘withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails’

Senators: Kushner ‘withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails’

Image copyright EPA White House senior aide Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails he received about WikiLeaks and “a Russian backdoor overture” in 2016, senators have said. Two senators sent Mr Kushner a letter demanding additional documents as part of an ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged election meddling. The lawmakers said they became aware of […]