Acid attack punishments assessed in government review – BBC News

Acid attack punishments assessed in government review – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"My helmet saved me," says London acid attack victim Jabed Hussain Sentences for people who carry out acid attacks in England and Wales could be increased as part of a "wide-ranging" review, following a rise in incidents.Ministers have faced calls to tighten laws, including for the sale and possession of acid, after five attacks in one night in London on Thursday.Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the Sunday Times that perpetrators should

Jane Austen’s worldwide fan club – BBC News

Jane Austen’s worldwide fan club – BBC News
Image copyright Aylwen Gardiner-Garden Australia may still have been a penal colony when Jane Austen was writing her novels, but two centuries on, Austen fans Down Under get together each year to recreate Regency England in Canberra.Aylwen Gardiner-Garden and her husband John have run the annual Jane Austen Festival for 10 years.The event grew out of their love of Regency dancing and now more than 300 people come from all over Australia and New Zealand for promenades, grand balls,

The ever-changing story about Trump Jr.’s meeting — what we know

The ever-changing story about Trump Jr.’s meeting — what we know
Washington (CNN)New revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting last summer with a Russian lawyer are continuing to surface a week after the revelation rocketed the President's eldest son to the center of allegations of collusion with Russia.A Russian-American lobbyist has now confirmed to The Associated Press and The Washington Post that he also attended the meeting with Trump Jr. -- the latest piece of information to surface since emails revealed that Trump Jr. hoped to obtain damaging information on

Who is White House special counsel Ty Cobb?

Who is White House special counsel Ty Cobb?
Washington (CNN)The White House announced Saturday that President Donald Trump appointed Ty Cobb, a former federal prosecutor, as White House special counsel.His hiring comes after news this week that the President's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign on the premise that he would be offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to emails Trump Jr. posted on Twitter earlier this week.

Election intimidation at ‘tipping point’, warns watchdog – BBC News

Election intimidation at ‘tipping point’, warns watchdog – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDiane Abbott describes 'racist, sexist' abuse British politics is at a "dangerous moment" and the level of personal abuse aimed at election candidates has reached a "tipping point", the head of the standards watchdog has warned.Lord Bew said the level of vitriol was now such that it could deter people from running for office.Labour MP Diane Abbott said this week she had endured a torrent of "mindless" racist and sexist abuse.MPs

Congresswomen protest for ‘right to bare arms’

Congresswomen protest for ‘right to bare arms’
(CNN)On Friday, more than 30 congresswomen on both sides of the aisle wore sleeveless dresses to support their "right to bare arms.""The rules are kind of archaic -- if we just went by tradition in this chamber then we wouldn't have a women's bathroom off the floor," California Democrat Linda Sanchez said, referring to the lack of a women's bathroom off the floor until recent years.

How Trump’s ‘compliment’ to Brigitte Macron hurts America

How Trump’s ‘compliment’ to Brigitte Macron hurts America
(CNN)In a remarkably awkward farewell, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shook hands for 24 seconds before Trump left France Friday morning. But the way Trump bungled his arrival in the country yesterday was more troubling. "You're in such good shape," he said. "She's in such good physical shape. Beautiful." Women who are viewed as unattractive don't fare well in America. A recent study found that, while the appearances of male students don't seem to affect their

Young families ‘hit by income slowdown’ – BBC News

Young families ‘hit by income slowdown’ – BBC News
'Bleak economic backdrop'"The typical 25 to 34-year-old appears no better off today than in 2002-03," the report said."In comparison, typical incomes for all other age groups are now above, or very near, their pre-recession peaks."The fall in average income growth followed a "mini-boom" between 2013 and 2015, the foundation said, when living standards improved. Are pensioners better off than workers? Pensions, parents and children: Am I better off? Families in rented accommodation have experienced little or no income growth,

2 German women confirmed killed in Egypt knife attack

2 German women confirmed killed in Egypt knife attack
(CNN)Two female tourists killed in a knife attack in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Hurghada were German, the country's Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Four other tourists were injured in the attack, Egyptian state-run news agency Al-Ahram reported.A suspect has been arrested, and the victims were taken to a hospital, Egypt's Interior Ministry said. Investigators believe the attacker swam from a public beach, according to the ministry. No names were released, and no details were available about the condition

ATOMIC BLONDE Official Final Trailer (2017) Charlize Theron Action Movie HD

ATOMIC BLONDE Official Final Trailer (2017) Charlize Theron Action Movie HD
ATOMIC BLONDE Official Final Trailer (2017) Charlize Theron Action Movie HD SUBSCRIBE for more Movie Trailers HERE: PLOT: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. CAST: Sofia Boutella, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy Check out our specific genre movie trailers PLAYLISTS: SUPERHERO/COMIC BOOK TRAILERS: ANIMATED TRAILERS: SEXY TRAILERS: HORROR TRAILERS: CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS: JoBlo Movie Trailers covers all the latest

‘I can’t forget that night’

‘I can’t forget that night’
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hundreds of miles away at a seaside resort when the coup, mounted by a faction of the military, got underway. By the time Erdogan emerged to address the nation via FaceTime hours later, it had already begun to fizzle. "Turkey after the coup has had a bad year. We've regressed. Whatever what one person says, that's what everyone does. No one thinks for themselves. Everyone just follows. Everyone is afraid, from the vendors to