The king of England and an impeachment hearing

The king of England and an impeachment hearing

Three experts testified to Congress that President Donald Trump's actions to obtain help from a foreign nation amounted to an impeachable offence. The fourth professor said Mr Trump's actions were wrong, but not impeachable.Many of them referenced the United States founding fathers and the king of England.
Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests

Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers have developed a once-a-month oral contraceptive pill that they say would offer women more choice and control over their fertility. Once swallowed, the pill remains in the stomach for weeks, slowly releasing hormones to prevent a pregnancy.It is specially designed to resist immediate attack by stomach acid.A US team, funded…
Five ‘hot mic’ moments that got leaders in trouble

Five ‘hot mic’ moments that got leaders in trouble

It's a golden rule of politics: always assume the microphone is on.But as many world leaders can testify, it's a rule that's often forgotten.'Hot mic' moments have heaped embarrassment on politicians across the globe, from America to Australia.Just this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was caught appearing to mock US President Donald Trump at…
US bishop resigns amid abuse cover-up accusations

US bishop resigns amid abuse cover-up accusations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bishop Richard Malone has been accused of mishandling complaints of abuse The Vatican has announced the resignation of a US bishop who faced widespread criticism for his handling of sexual abuse claims. Bishop Richard J Malone of New York state's Buffalo oversaw one of the country's most scandal-hit dioceses.It…
The case for and against impeaching Trump

The case for and against impeaching Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From right: Noah Feldman, Pamela Karlan, Michael Gerhardt and Jonathan Turley Experts are debating what the US Constitution says about impeachment, in light of the ongoing inquiry into President Donald Trump's alleged abuse of power involving Ukraine. So what did they say?The US Constitution provides in Article II, Section…
New Trump impeachment hearings begin with experts

New Trump impeachment hearings begin with experts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat does it take to impeach a president?The impeachment investigation into Donald Trump has entered a new phase as the House Judiciary Committee begins hearings into Mr Trump's conduct.The public testimony by four experts on constitutional law comes one day after the House Intelligence Committee laid out…
Teenager dies trying to rescue man in Kenyan flood

Teenager dies trying to rescue man in Kenyan flood

Image caption Anna Nduku heard the cries of a man who was caught in the swollen river Rescuers in Kenya have retrieved the body of a teenager who drowned as she tried to save a man who had got into trouble as he was crossing a swollen river.Anna Nduku, 19, fell into the Kandisi river…
Unvaccinated Samoans told to hang out red flag

Unvaccinated Samoans told to hang out red flag

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Samoa has declared a state of emergency to combat the outbreak Families that have not been vaccinated against measles in the Pacific nation of Samoa have been asked to hang a red flag outside their homes to help fight a deadly outbreak of the disease.The flags will assist medical…
Japanese ‘hero’ among six dead in Afghan attack

Japanese ‘hero’ among six dead in Afghan attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dr Nakamura headed a Japanese charity and served in rural areas of Afghanistan A Japanese doctor who devoted his career to improving the lives of Afghans has died, after being injured in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.Gunmen shot Tetsu Nakamura, 73, while he was travelling in a car to…
Bridge attacker rehabilitation scheme ‘untested’

Bridge attacker rehabilitation scheme ‘untested’

Image copyright Getty Images London Bridge attacker Usman Khan attended two counter-terrorism programmes that had not been fully tested to see if they were effective, BBC News has discovered.Khan, who was convicted of a terrorism offence in 2012, killed Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, on Friday.He had completed two rehabilitation schemes during the…