Hanging death of US black man ruled suicide

Hanging death of US black man ruled suicide

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Image copyright GoFundMe Image caption Robert Fuller's family were sceptical of the initial suicide finding A black man who was found hanging from a tree in a California park died by suicide, authorities have said.Robert Fuller, 24, had a history of mental illness and took his own life on 10 June in Palmdale, Los Angeles…
Lyles’ ‘world record’ ruled 15m short

Lyles’ ‘world record’ ruled 15m short

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American Noah Lyles briefly appeared to have set an astonishing new 200m world record of 18.90 seconds in the Inspiration Games, before it was revealed he ran only 185m.Lyles' time would have obliterated the 19.19-second mark set by Jamaican great Usain Bolt back in 2009.Given Lyles' personal best is 19.50 and he was running into…
US sanctions Chinese officials over Xinjiang ‘violations’

US sanctions Chinese officials over Xinjiang ‘violations’

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US was acting against 'horrific and systematic abuses' in Xinjiang The US has announced sanctions against Chinese politicians who it claims are responsible for human rights violations against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.China is accused of mass detentions, religious persecution and forced sterilisation…
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen ordered back to jail

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen ordered back to jail

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Image copyright Getty Images Michael Cohen, President Trump's ex-personal lawyer, is back in jail.Cohen, who is serving a three year sentence related to hush payments made for Mr Trump, was released from prison in May, due to coronavirus concerns.The authorities said Cohen had now been returned to prison after refusing the conditions of his home…
Pools, gyms, team sport and outdoor gigs to return

Pools, gyms, team sport and outdoor gigs to return

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Image copyright Getty Images Leisure facilities and beauty services in England will be allowed to reopen over the coming weeks, the government has announced.Pools, gyms, nail bars and tattooists will be able to open their doors again, and team sports - starting with cricket - will be allowed to resume.Announcing the changes at a briefing…
Black Lives Matter painted outside Trump Tower

Black Lives Matter painted outside Trump Tower

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A large Black Lives Matter mural has been painted outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.Similar Black Lives Matter murals are planned in each of New York City's five boroughs.US President Donald Trump previously called the planned mural a "symbol of hate".
Serbia scraps virus curfew plan after protests

Serbia scraps virus curfew plan after protests

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOpposition protesters storm Serbian parliamentThe Serbian government has scrapped a plan to impose a weekend coronavirus curfew in Belgrade after two nights of protests in the capital.Instead, PM Ana Brnabic announced more limited measures, including a ban on all gatherings of more than 10 people.President Aleksandar Vucic…
Trump ‘must hand over records to NY prosecutors’

Trump ‘must hand over records to NY prosecutors’

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Image copyright Getty Images The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump's financial records can be examined by prosecutors in New York. In a related case, the court ruled that this information did not have to be shared with Congress. Mr Trump is the first president since Richard Nixon in the 1970s not to…
Facebook bans ‘Roger Stone disinformation network’

Facebook bans ‘Roger Stone disinformation network’

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Image copyright Reuters Facebook has removed a disinformation network it says was linked to "Roger Stone and his associates".Mr Stone was a long-time political strategist and is an ally of US President Donald Trump. He was convicted of lying to Congress in 2019.He has denied involvement with the misinformation network.Facebook also said it had identified…
World’s rarest great ape pictured with babies

World’s rarest great ape pictured with babies

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Image copyright WCS Image caption Only 300 Cross River gorillas are known to live in the wild Photos have been released for the first time in years showing a group of rare gorillas in the mountains of southern Nigeria, conservationists say.Only 300 Cross River gorillas are known to live in the wild, making them the…