Leaving Neverland: Court rules accusers can sue Michael Jackson companies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jackson died in 2009 but his family have denied the claims made against him Two men who featured in a documentary alleging sexual abuse by the singer Michael Jackson can pursue legal claims against two of his companies, a court has ruled. Wade Robson and James Safechuck claim they were […]

Millions of plastic £5 and £10 banknotes replaced due to damage

Image copyright Getty Images They were said to be able to withstand being scrunched into pockets and survive a spin in the washing machine.But nearly 50 million plastic £5 and £10 notes have had to be replaced since they were launched due to wear and tear, new figures suggest.The Bank of England introduced polymer £5 […]

Qasem Soleimani: Strike was to 'stop war', says Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump – We took action to stop, not start a war President Donald Trump said the US killed Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani “to stop a war, not to start one”.He said Soleimani’s “reign of terror is over” following the strike at Iraq’s Baghdad airport on […]

Australia fires: Heat and winds expected to stoke fires

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMore extreme heat forecast for Saturday Authorities in south-east Australia are bracing for a weekend of high temperatures and strong winds threatening to worsen bushfire conditions across the country. Temperatures are expected to soar above 40C (104F) in parts of south-east Australia on Saturday. Officials have warned […]

Number of people who have never had a job 'rising' – the Resolution Foundation

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people who have never worked has increased over the past two decades, a new study by the Resolution Foundation think tank suggests.The study suggests 8.2% of people aged 16-64 – some 3.4 million people in total – had never had a paid job, despite a spike in employment.That is a […]

Greta Thunberg changes Twitter name to 'Sharon' after game show error

Image copyright Twitter Greta Thunberg has changed her name to Sharon on Twitter, in honour of a game show contestant who appeared to have no idea who she was.While appearing on BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind, actor Amanda Henderson was asked to name the teenage climate activist.Looking stumped, Henderson shook her head and guessed: “Sharon.”A clip of […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Husband concerned for her case after Iran's top general killed

The husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran has said he is worried about what the death of the country’s top general could mean for her case.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker from London, has been detained for more than three years over spying allegations she denies.Mr Ratcliffe said escalated tensions after the killing of […]