Stormy Daniels ex-lawyer guilty over extortion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Avenatti could face more than 40 years in prison Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Trump, has been found guilty of attempted…

Sex robots may cause psychological damage

Image copyright Thinkstock US researchers have warned that the availability of sex robots with artificial intelligence (AI) poses a growing psychological and moral threat to individuals and society. They say the technology is escaping oversight…

Its official: Search for ET must be taken…

Image copyright Allen Observatory Image caption Is there any body out there? It's a question that governments are not paying to answer The head of one of the US's national observatories says the search for…

Can this adoption hoaxer be stopped?

Image copyright Paul Gabby has a nasty habit. She offers babies to couples who want to adopt… but it's a hoax, and the couples' hopes are suddenly dashed. Now people are putting pressure on her…

Spate of violence leaves at least 30 dead…

Image copyright AFP At least 30 people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in three separate incidents in Mali. Twenty one were killed when gunmen attacked a village in central Mali, burning houses, crops and…

Protests rage over Mexican womans murder

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters called for tougher government action on gender violence Hundreds of people gathered in Mexico City on Friday to protest against the murder of a young woman. Ingrid Escamilla, 25,…

First coronavirus death confirmed in Europe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France has had 11 confirmed cases of the disease A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus - the first fatality from the disease outside…

US-Taliban talks: Is an Afghan deal imminent?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Will the Taliban honour a possible deal with the US? All the signs emerging from the annual Security Conference in Munich are that the US and the Taliban are perhaps…

Actor Jussie Smollett faces six new charges

Image copyright EPA Image caption The former Empire actor, who is gay and black, said he was attacked in January 2019 TV actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a special prosecutor in Illinois on…

Squabbling mice photo tops peoples poll award

Image copyright Sam Rowley/WPY Image caption Sam Rowley spent five nights flat on the platform trying to get his picture Anyone who's travelled on London Underground's network will know them - the little black mice…