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US to lift ban on elephant hunting trophy imports

Media caption“We’ve been seeing carcasses of elephants, some four months old, some less than a week old” reports Alastair Leithead, flying over Botswana The Trump administration will allow American hunters to import elephant trophies to the US, reversing an Obama-era 2014 ban, US media report. A federal government agency said imports could resume on Friday […]

First gene-editing in human body attempt

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Image copyright Children’s Hospital Oakland Image caption Brian Madeux and his fiancé Marcie Humphrey Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California. Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter’s syndrome. Mr […]

Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall

Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Julian Simpson was on the seventh floor of a Manhattan building when he fell An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan building and fell to a landing […]

Parched Trump’s Rubio-style water gaffe

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Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky has denied his company has worked with the Kremlin to hack others The Russian-headquartered anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has hit back at reports it deliberately extracted sensitive files from a US National Security Agency worker’s computer. The allegations stem from a Wall Street Journal report in early October. […]

Roy Moore’s lawyer casts doubt on accuser’s yearbook claim

Roy Moore’s lawyer casts doubt on accuser’s yearbook claim

Media captionRoy Moore: How Alabamans are defending the accused judge A lawyer for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore has raised questions about evidence provided by a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her as a teen. Beverly Young Nelson showed Mr Moore’s purported signature and message in her high school yearbook as proof of his […]

California shooting: Schoolteachers ‘saved’ children from gunman

California shooting: Schoolteachers ‘saved’ children from gunman

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police say a number of students had to be medically evacuated from the school A gunman who killed four people on Tuesday in rural California fired into an elementary school but was stopped from entering by teachers, police say. Staff at Rancho Tehama Reserve School went into lockdown, securing […]

US House to implement anti-sexual harassment training

US House to implement anti-sexual harassment training

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Ryan want to make it “abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution” The US House of Representatives will require anti-sexual harassment training for all members of staff, House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced. The move came hours after two female lawmakers testified […]

British and Canadian backpackers die in Cambodian hostel

British and Canadian backpackers die in Cambodian hostel

Image caption Natalie Seymour was described as a “lively and positive young lady with bags of energy” A British tourist and her Canadian friend have been found dead at a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia. Natalie Seymour, 22, from Bedfordshire, and 27-year-old Canadian Abbey Gail Amisola are understood to have been feeling unwell in the city […]

Trump picks ghost hunter to be federal judge

Trump picks ghost hunter to be federal judge

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Brett Talley is awaiting confirmation from the US senate One of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees is a ghost hunter who has written several novellas about paranormal activities. The appointment of Brett Talley, 36, for a lifetime post as an Alabama federal judge is raising eyebrows because he has never […]