President Joe Biden is to end the US military’s combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year after coming to an agreement with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. During a meeting with the Iraqi leader on Monday, Mr Biden said that US counter-terrorism cooperation will continue and America’s role in Iraq will be
R Kelly is facing additional accusations in his sex trafficking case, including one that he had sexual contact with an underage boy that he met in a McDonald’s. In a court filing on Friday, federal prosecutors in the US revealed the latest raft of allegations (but not charges) against the rapper in his ongoing case.
Two weeks after the largest anti-government demonstrations in decades in Cuba, activist groups say more than 500 protestors are still missing. Thousands of people across the island marched through the streets in several towns and cities on 11 July, calling for democracy and sweeping economic reform in the country amid major food and medicine shortages.
Simone Biles has a ritual when she competes in gymnastics that she won’t be able to do at Tokyo 2020. The world’s greatest gymnast is just 4ft 8in tall, but she is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars at this summer’s Olympics. Biles has won a remarkable 30 Olympic and world championship medals and she
The US government has requested to keep Anne Sacoolas’s job a secret in the Harry Dunn damages case due to “national security” concerns. The 19-year-old’s parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn travelled to the US last month to pursue a civil case against his alleged killer Mrs Sacoolas, as well as her husband Jonathan. Harry
The search for victims in a collapsed Miami apartment block has officially finished, the city’s fire and rescue department says. Champlain Towers South, in the Miami suburb of Surfside, collapsed in the early hours of 24 June, killing at least 97 people. It is believed that one victim is still unaccounted for and police will
A bear attack victim has been rescued after a helicopter crew spotted his pleas for help from the air. During a flight from Kotzebue to Nome in Alaska earlier this week, the US Coast Guard crew from Kodiak approached a remote mining camp. They could see an SOS sign on top of a shack and,
The US has imposed new sanctions against a Cuban security minister and an interior ministry special forces unit over alleged human rights abuses during protests on the island. President Biden said it was “just the beginning” in a statement that also condemned “mass detentions and sham trials”. “The United States will continue to sanction individuals
Two Olympics. Three gold medals and one silver. A protest for equality and human rights at the 1968 Olympics before the iconic gesture by Tommie Smith and John Carlos. A legacy that includes being a founding member of the Women’s Sports Foundation. But the story of one of the Olympic greats is not well known
A South Carolina man has gone on trial accused of killing a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride. Nathaniel Rowland is accused of the kidnap and murder of 21-year-old university student Samantha Josephson in March 2019. Ms Josephson’s death prompted changes aimed at improving safety for those using businesses
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has described the first ever launch of his private spaceflight company Blue Origin as the “best day ever”. The billionaire, 57, achieved his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut 52 years to the day it was sparked by watching Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon. Mr Bezos himself
Harvey Weinstein has been extradited to California to face more sex assault charges, New York prison officials said. The former Hollywood producer was convicted and sentenced to 23 years in a New York prison last year for rape and sexual assault. He is wanted for trial in Los Angeles, California, on charges of allegedly attacking
More than 360,000 acres (531 square miles) have been destroyed by a wildfire in the US state of Oregon, where more than 2,000 people have been given evacuation orders, while a similar number of firefighters are battling the blaze. The Bootleg fire, centred in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest, 250 miles (400km) south of
Jeff Bezos says his dream of travelling into space was born when, as a five year old, he watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon in 1969. Fifty-two years to the day, the Amazon founder and richest man on the planet will blast off in his own rocket to make that dream
A New York police officer kept a stabbing victim alive by using an empty bag of crisps and tape. NYPD officer Ronald Kennedy has been praised by police bosses for his quick thinking after placing the makeshift tourniquet over the man’s wound. The extraordinary action was captured on body cam after the officer responded to
A teenager has been accidentally shot dead by his friend, police in the US said. The two teenagers, aged 13 and 15, left their homes in the early hours of Saturday morning before meeting up in a church car park in their home town of Salt Lake City, Utah. West Jordan Police Lieutenant Richard Bell