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Madeleine McCann’s parents could be sued by police chief who falsely accused them of covering up death

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Madeleine McCann’s parents could be sued by police chief who falsely accused them of covering up death

Kate and Gerry McCann face being sued by the former Portuguese police chief who falsely accused them of covering up their daughter’s death. The McCanns yesterday lost an appeal in Portugal’s highest court over damaging allegations in a book on the case by Goncalo Amaral, who initially led

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Bangladeshi girl thought to be first female ever with ‘tree man syndrome’

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Bangladeshi girl thought to be first female ever with ‘tree man syndrome’

A ten-year-old Bangladeshi girl with bark-like warts on her face could be the first female to have contracted what is known as "tree man syndrome", doctors have said. Sahana Khatun’s father became concerned when a growth on his daughter’s face began to spread.  He took her to

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‘Was that a surprise?’ Donald Trump brings Apprentice-style drama to Supreme Court announcement

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‘Was that a surprise?’ Donald Trump brings Apprentice-style drama to Supreme Court announcement

Donald Trump may have record low approval ratings for a new president. But when it comes to TV ratings, the former celebrity businessman knows how to get people to tune in. The former host of reality TV show The Apprentice brought a touch of theatrical suspense to politics on Tuesday with the

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Donald Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

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Donald Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

President Donald Trump has revealed his choice of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court setting the tone for interpretations of the constitution for years to come. The 49-year-old Gorsuch has served on the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver

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Who is Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?

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Who is Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?

Donald Trump on Tuesday night nominated Neil Gorsuch, a federal judge from Colorado, to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court. If confirmed by the senate, Mr Gorsuch at 49 years of age will be the youngest justice to join America’s highest court since William Rehnquist in 1971. Mr Trump

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Criminal investigation launched after battery found inside chocolate Easter bunny 

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Criminal investigation launched after battery found inside chocolate Easter bunny 

A criminal investigation has been launched after a battery was found inside a chocolate Easter bunny. The Co-op has initiated a UK-wide recall of its hollow milk chocolate Easter bunny figures as a precaution following an alleged tampering incident in Nottingham. The National Crime Agency

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Glenda Jackson: Acting roles for women have not improved because writers still find them ‘boring’

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Glenda Jackson: Acting roles for women have not improved because writers still find them ‘boring’

Glenda Jackson has said acting roles for women have not improved during her 25 years off stage because writers still find women "boring".  The Oscar-winning actress, who recently returned to the stage to play the traditionally male role of King Lear, said creatives often stuck women

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Period dramas should not be criticised for a lack of black actors, Julian Fellowes suggests

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Period dramas should not be criticised for a lack of black actors, Julian Fellowes suggests

Period dramas should not be criticised for a lack of black actors, Julian Fellowes has suggested, as his new musical became the latest theatre production to be drawn into a race row. The Downton Abbey creator has written the book for a revival of Half A Sixpence. The show’s all-white cast has

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Lord Janner’s family to ‘undermine’ sex abuse inquiry ‘from within’ after being given formal role in investigation

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Lord Janner’s family to ‘undermine’ sex abuse inquiry ‘from within’ after being given formal role in investigation

The family of Lord Janner yesterday vowed to ‘undermine from within’ the Government’s beleaguered child sex abuse inquiry after being given a formal role in the investigation. The family were granted core participant status which gives them access to documents and to have lawyers attend

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Indonesia prepares to to issue a fatwa against fake news

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Indonesia prepares to to issue a fatwa against fake news

Indonesian clerics are preparing to issue a fatwa against “fake news” after a series of damaging hoaxes on social media which targeted the Chinese and Christian minorities. The move follows growing concern in the world’s most populous Muslim nation about the spread of fake news  – a

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