Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Siti Aisyah “met some people who looked Japanese or Korean”, Indonesian officials said An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90; £72) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah, 25, on […]

Olathe shooting: My husband loved America, says widow

Olathe shooting: My husband loved America, says widow

Image copyright AP Image caption Sunayana Dumala last saw her husband when he left for work on Wednesday morning The widow of an Indian man killed in a suspected race crime in the US has said her husband “loved America” and came to the country “full of dreams”. Sunayana Dumala, who flew to India after […]

Labour leadership: Watson says not the time for a contest

Media captionTom Watson: “We have to do better, we cannot sustain this level of distance from our electorate.” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has said now is “not the time” for a leadership contest, but the party must “do better” at winning over voters. Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, he said the […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan ‘not accusing SNP of being racists’

Media captionSadiq Khan: “Of course I am not saying that the SNP are racists or bigots.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan has insisted that a trail of his address to the Scottish Labour conference in Perth was not accusing the SNP of being racists. Part of his speech – posted on Twitter – implied there was […]

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Image copyright PA Image caption Duties on diesel were slashed in 2001 as it was thought that low-sulphur fuels were less polluting than petrol The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which said the government was considering […]

Scottish Labour’s Dugdale pledges to work ‘tirelessly’ for union

Media captionKezia Dugdale: “The Labour Party I lead will never support independence.” Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has pledged to work tirelessly in support of the union if there were to be a second independence referendum. She made her promise during a speech to her party conference. Ms Dugdale said that the country still bore […]

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Miliband declined to rule out a return to UK politics David Miliband says he believes the Labour Party is at its weakest point in half a century. The ex-foreign secretary spoke after the Conservatives won the Copeland seat to record the first by-election gain by a sitting government in […]

Could the next Messi come from Nigeria as Barcelona launches Lagos academy?

Media captionTraining the stars of the future in Lagos One of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona, is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The academy, in Africa’s biggest city, is the first of its kind on the continent. It is modelled on Barcelona’s flagship La Masia Academy in Spain […]

‘Good vibration’ hand pumps boost Africa’s water security

‘Good vibration’ hand pumps boost Africa’s water security

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of people across Africa depend on hand pumps for their water supplies The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa. Growing demand for groundwater is putting pressure on the resource while researchers struggle to accurately […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Siti Aisyah “met some people who looked Japanese or Korean”, Indonesian officials said An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90; £72) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah, 25, on […]

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