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China suspends US Navy visits to Hong Kong over support for protests

China has suspended visits by US Navy ships and aircraft to Hong Kong after Washington passed legislation last week backing pro-democracy protesters. Beijing also unveiled sanctions against a number of US human rights groups. It comes after President Donald Trump signed the Human Rights and Democracy Act into law. The …

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Airbus considering production of hybrid airplane by 2035

Airbus (AIR.PA) (AIRG.DE) is considering producing a hybrid plane by 2035 as it strives for a low emission aircraft, its chief executive said. CEO Guillaume Faury, speaking to journalists on Thursday evening in comments embargoed for Friday, said that the plans were at an early stage. reuters  

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Adolf Hitler’s top hat – with the initials ‘AH’ – sold for €50,000 (£42,847)

A Lebanese businessman has donated items of Nazi memorabilia he bought at a controversial auction in Germany last week to Israeli fundraisers. Abdallah Chatila said he purchased the items to prevent them from being used as neo-Nazi propaganda. The Swiss-based entrepreneur donated the items – including Adolf Hitler’s top hat …

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Woman sues Disneyland Paris over crème brûlée ‘fireball’ burns

A woman who was burned when her clothes caught fire in a Disneyland Paris restaurant says she was told it was “no different to falling off a bike”. Erica Osbourne, 37, claims it happened when a chef used a blow torch on a dessert. She lost part of her hair …

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Nepali ‘menstruation hut’ ritual claims life of teenage girl

A teenage girl in Nepal has died after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a cowshed during a menstruation ritual that sees young women separated from their families and made to sleep alone. The victim, 19-year-old Tulasi Shahi, from western Nepal’s Dailekh district, was taking part in …

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Helicopter attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicolás Maduro called a “terrorist attack”. Footage on social media shows a police helicopter circling over the city before shots and a loud bang are heard. The police officer said to have piloted the stolen …

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Manchester attack: Trump condemns media leaks

US President Donald Trump has said leaks of the investigation into the Manchester Arena attack to American media are “deeply troubling”. They were a “grave threat to our national security”, he added, and pledged to get to the bottom of it. His remarks come after US media published photos from …

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Who was the Manchester attacker?

  Salman Abedi is understood to be a 22-year-old born in Manchester to parents of Libyan descent, and a former University of Salford student. He attended Burnage Academy for Boys in Manchester between 2009-11. Hamid El-Sayed, who worked for the UN on tackling radicalisation and who now works at the …

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Chibok girls: 82 reunited with families in Nigeria

A group of the “Chibok girls” freed from Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have been reunited with their families. The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in the capital, Abuja. Their parents travelled by bus …

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Theresa May holding talks at White House with Donald Trump

Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Theresa May is holding talks at the White House with US President Donald Trump. They posed for photographs in front of a bust of Sir Winston Churchill – which Mr Trump pointed to, saying it was “a great honour” to have it back. The new president had the …

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