John Walker Lindh: Anger as ‘American Taliban’ freed

Image copyright AFP/GettyImage caption John Walker Lindh expressed regret for joining the Taliban in 2002, but people have raised doubts about this contrition John Walker Lindh – the so-called “American Taliban” – has been released from prison, a move Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared “unconscionable”. Lindh served 17 years of a 20-year sentence after […]

Continue Reading

Woman aged 102 suspected of care home murder

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption File image of elderly woman A 102-year-old woman is suspected of having murdered her 92-year-old neighbour in a French retirement home. The suspected killer is now in a psychiatric hospital. Earlier she told one of the carers that she had “killed someone”, a prosecutor said. A carer at the home […]

Continue Reading

Trump hits back at Democratic claims of ‘cover-up’

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up.” “I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled statement from the White House. It came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met fellow Democrats to discuss impeaching the president. Mr Trump is […]

Continue Reading

Farishta: Outrage over Pakistan child murder

Image copyright HandoutImage caption Farishta went missing on 15 May but police did not formally register a case until 19 May The family of a 10-year-old Pakistani girl who was abducted and murdered have said they were ignored by police when they tried to report her missing. They say police told them the child might […]

Continue Reading