Florida urges residents to brace for 'life-threatening' hurricane

Image copyright NOAA Image caption Clouds cover nearly all of Florida in this US government satellite image Officials are warning residents along Florida’s gulf coast to prepare for a possibly “life-threatening hurricane”, which is due to strike later this week. Hurricane Michael may reach category three strength before it arrives …

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Strictly: I am no victim, says Seann Walsh's girlfriend

Image caption Seann Walsh and Katya Jones are dance partners on the current series of Strictly Come Dancing Seann Walsh’s girlfriend Rebecca Humphries has insisted “I am not a victim”, after he admitting kissing his Strictly Come Dancing partner. Comedian Walsh and Katya Jones, who is married to fellow Strictly …

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Trump: Kavanaugh sex assault claims were 'all made up'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: “The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left we’ll end up being Venezuela.” US President Donald Trump has said the sex assault claims made against his new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were a “hoax” and “all made …

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Climate change: How 1.5 degrees could change the world

Scientists say that urgent steps need to be taken now to keep global warming from exceeding 1.5C and causing a “climate catastrophe”. Current research shows that keeping that rise under 1.5C says the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C. But how can a few degrees make …

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Skripal attack: Bellingcat names second Salisbury suspect

Image copyright Russia Today Image caption Dr Alexander Mishkin goes by the alias “Alexander Petrov”, reports Bellingcat A British investigative website has named a second suspect in the Salisbury case as Alexander Mishkin. Bellingcat says he is a military doctor working for Russian intelligence and travelled to Salisbury under the …

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Arrests after mob attack on schoolgirls

Image copyright Pacific Press/Getty Image caption Sexual violence against women and girls has been the subject of protests across India in recent years At least nine people have been arrested following a mob attack at a girls school in the north-eastern Indian state of Bihar, police say. Local reports said …

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Jamal Khashoggi: Who is missing Saudi Journalist?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fears have been growing for the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi – a well-known Saudi journalist – went into his country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October to obtain a marriage document and, according to Turkish police, never came out. Authorities in Istanbul believe he …

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Theatre calls for learning disability Oscar winner

Image copyright ITV Image caption Liam Bairstow plays Alex Warner in Coronation Street An inclusive theatre group is challenging the film industry to ensure an actor with a learning disability wins an Oscar by 2030. Hijinx tour theatres across the UK and train actors with learning disabilities to feature in …

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