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  • WATCH: Dramatic video shows 11-year-old escaping Chicago-area carjacking

    10 May 2018 3:20 AM 19

    Surveillance video shows an 11-year-old girl jumping out of a carjacked SUV in suburban Chicago as her father tries to stop a car driven by the carjacker's accomplice. In the video, the girl is seen jumping out of the SUV and rolling on the ground. Her father leaps onto the hood of the accomplice's car as both vehicles speed away. He then comforts the girl before

  • Dog rescued from Colorado wastewater treatment plant

    10 May 2018 3:09 AM 32

    A 2-year-old English mastiff led astray by an escape-prone hound dog is happy to be home, but still stinks after being found stranded in muck at a wastewater treatment plant in Colorado. A plant worker heard Gidget barking for help and found the dog holding onto a cement ledge. The employee stayed with Gidget until firefighters arrived. Pueblo West firefighters

  • White man wanted hitman to kill black neighbour

    09 May 2018 9:02 PM 26

    Authorities say a white South Carolina man thought he was offering $500 to a hitman to kill his black neighbour, hang his body from a tree and burn a cross on his lawn – but he was mistaken. Court documents show the supposed hitman contacted through a white supremacist group was really an undercover officer, and 25-year-old Brandon Lecroy was charged

  • Woman charged with killing boyfriend, stashing corpse in bin

    09 May 2018 8:42 AM 25

    A Vermont woman is charged with killing her live-in boyfriend with help from her mother last autumn and keeping the corpse in a trash bin on the porch for months before dumping the body in the woods. Thirty-one-year-old Erika Guttilla is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in St Albans. She and 28-year-old Corey Cassani were arrested on Tuesday in connection

  • Medvedev approved for new term as Russia's prime minister

    09 May 2018 5:25 AM 25

    Moscow — Russia's house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved Dmitry Medvedev for a new term as prime minister. Medvedev was nominated a day earlier by President Vladimir Putin, who was inaugurated for a fourth term as Russia's president. Putin signed a decree formalising Medvedev's appointment soon after the parliamentary vote. Medvedev has been prime

  • Obama says Trump's Iran decision 'misguided'

    09 May 2018 4:52 AM 28

    Washington - Former US president Barack Obama made a rare public criticism of his successor Tuesday, describing Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as "misguided" and a "serious mistake". "The reality is clear. The JCPOA is working," Obama said in a statement, referring to the deal his administration brokered in 2015. "That is a view shared

  • Netanyahu says 'fully supports' Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal

    08 May 2018 8:10 PM 30

    Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his strong support for US President Donald Trump's "bold" decision Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which the Israeli leader has repeatedly criticised. "Israel fully supports President Trump's bold decision today to reject the disastrous nuclear deal with the terrorist regime in Tehran

  • Trump decision on Iran is 'psychological warfare'

    08 May 2018 7:46 PM 28

    Tehran- US President Donald Trump's decision on Tuesday to pull out of the nuclear deal is an act of "psychological warfare" against Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said. Speaking on state television, Rouhani said he wished to discuss Trump's decision with the European, Russian and Chinese parties to the 2015 deal. The Iranian president appeared on the state

  • Berlin police say 3 abandoned babies are likely sisters

    08 May 2018 5:34 PM 25

    Berlin — Berlin police say three baby girls found abandoned in and around the German capital in recent years are siblings. The first newborn was discovered in Berlin in September 2015, the second in August the following year and the third in the nearby village of Schwanebeck in August 2017. Berlin police spokesperson Michael Maass said on Tuesday that DNA tests

  • Elderly German neo-Nazi apprehended, sent to prison

    08 May 2018 11:16 AM 28

    German authorities say they've apprehended a notorious elderly neo-Nazi and taken her to prison to begin serving her sentence for Holocaust denial. Police and prosecutors told the dpa news agency on Monday that Ursula Haverbeck, 89, was picked up at her home in the town of Vlotho in central Germany. Haverbeck was convicted of incitement last year in Verden