Officer fired after helping drag passenger off United Airlines flight is now suing firm

A former Chicago aviation police officer involved in dragging a 69-year-old doctor off a United Airlines plane is now suing the firm and the city after he was fired. James Long was one of several officers filmed removing David...

Police fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of marijuana that mysteriously disappeared...

When more than 500kg of marijuana disappeared from a police warehouse in Argentina, officers had an improbable explanation: it must have been eaten by mice. Senior officers, it seems, were not convinced, and eight members of staff have...

James Comey compares Trump to mob boss during interview set ‘to shock the president’

In an interview set “to shock the president”, former FBI director James Comey has reportedly compared Donald Trump to a mob boss. A clip of the interview, which was released ahead of its full broadcast...

Bitcoin price – latest updates: Cryptocurrency reaches towards $7,000

The value of bitcoin looked set to break above $7,000 on Wednesday before experiencing a mini flash crash that took it back below $6,800. The volatile cryptocurrency’s price has shifted wildly ever since mid-December - when it hit a record high...

Pregnant Pakistani singer shot dead during performance

Footage has emerged of the moment a pregnant singer was shot dead in Pakistan after reportedly refusing to dance for an armed man. Samina Samoon, 24, who was also known as Samina Sindhu, was shot...

Donald Trump says US attack on Syria ‘could be very soon or not so...

Amid speculation over an impending US missile strike on Syrian military assets, Donald Trump has tweeted that an American attack could come “very soon or not so soon at all”. The US president said he “never said...

Alex Beckett dead: W1A actor dies aged 35

Alex Beckett, best known for playing Barney Lumsden in the BBC satirical comedy W1A, has died aged 35. Beckett’s agent Gavin Denton-Jones confirmed the news in a statement, calling Lumsden “a wonderful man and a hugely talented...

Facebook hearings: Fact-checking some of Mark Zuckerberg’s most strange claims to US politicians

Mark Zuckerberg made his way through a huge grilling from...

Trump warned not to fire Mueller by former US ethics chief: ‘Our forefathers were...

The backlash against Donald Trump if he fired special counsel Robert Mueller would be “like nothing you’ve seen”, a former US government ethics chief has warned the president. “America is stronger than you,” Walter Shaub told...

Fortnite down: Battle royale game goes offline on PS4, Xbox and PC for ’emergency...

Fortnite Battle Royale, one of the world's biggest games, has been offline for hours. Players on all platforms – Xbox, PS4, PC and mobile – have been unable to access the game because of "emergency...

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