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Trump business council splits as criticism grows

Donald Trump has been forced to disband two White House business councils after the high profile resignations of five chief executives over his Charlottesville comments. The US President has been heavily criticised after he said there was blame on “many sides” for clashes between white supremacists and counter protesters on …

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Tom Cruise injury halts Mission: Impossible 6 filming

Image copyright Reuters The film studio behind the Mission: Impossible series has confirmed that production of its latest instalment has been halted after actor Tom Cruise broke his ankle during a stunt. But Paramount Pictures insisted that Mission: Impossible 6 remained on schedule to open in July next year. Cruise …

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Jackson: 'There are no Hitler statues in Germany'

Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson has called for all Confederate statues to be removed from US cities after the violence in Charlottesville. Speaking to Sky News, Rev Jackson described the existence of Confederate monuments as the “unfinished business in our country”. He said: “There are no Hitler statues in …

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Lebanon Repeals Its Marry-Your-Rapist Law

Photo Wedding dresses displayed in Beirut, Lebanon, by the women’s rights group Abaad in April to protest a law that allowed rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Credit Patrick Baz/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon on Wednesday repealed a law that allowed rapists to evade …

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Man shoots himself in heart with nail gun

A man who drove himself to hospital after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart was lucky to survive, doctors say. Doug Bergeson was framing a fireplace when his nail gun fired, sending a nail ricocheting off wood and into his chest with the speed of a .22-calibre bullet. The …

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Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat Trump said versus what I saw President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia. Business leaders left the White House manufacturing council after the backlash against how …

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Police 'still negotiating' with Mugabe's wife

South African police are still negotiating with the legal team of Zimbabwe’s first lady to get her to hand herself in and face court over allegations she attacked a model. Gabriella Engels has accused Grace Mugabe of assaulting her while she was visiting the first lady’s sons in a hotel …

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