Jordan Peele to produce Lorena Bobbitt documentary

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Peele said the series would allow Bobbitt, pictured in 1994, "to tell her truth" Jordan Peele, Oscar-winning director of horror hit Get Out, has confirmed his next project - a documentary series about Lorena Bobbitt.Bobbitt made headlines around the world in 1993 when she cut off her husband John's penis in a frenzied attack.She later claimed she was the victim of domestic abuse

Trump threatens further $100bn in tariffs against China

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has instructed officials to consider a further $100bn (£71.3bn) of tariffs against China, in an escalation of a tense trade stand-off.These would be in addition to the $50bn worth of US tariffs already proposed on hundreds of Chinese imports.China's Ministry of Commerce responded, saying China would "not hesitate to pay any price" to defend its interests.Tit-for-tat trade moves have unsettled global

Soft drink sugar tax starts, but will it work?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The "ground-breaking" sugar tax on soft drinks has come into force in the UK.From Friday manufacturers have to pay a levy on the high-sugar drinks they sell.Ministers and campaigners believe it has already proved to be a success with many firms reducing sugar content ahead of the change. But others say it is still too early to judge the impact.Leading brands such as Fanta, Ribena
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Newspaper headlines: The ‘villain who picked the wrong OAP’

[ad_1] Image caption The man who died allegedly at the hands of a pensioner in a home struggle has been named as Henry Vincent, the Mirror reports. The paper focuses on his criminal past, alleging he was a "career crook". Image caption The Express also leads on Mr Vincent's history, claiming he "preyed" on the elderly. Image caption A picture of Mr Vincent, 37, is featured on the front of
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Former SA President Zuma goes on trial for corruption

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacob Zuma begins trial for corruption charges today South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma in due in court on corruption charges related to a $2.5 billion arms deal in the 1990s.He will face 16 counts of corruption, racketeering, fraud and money laundering at the High Court in Durban.Mr Zuma - who was forced from office in February - denies any wrongdoing.His trial is likely

Labour urges rethink on mortgage benefits

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Labour has warned that vulnerable people may struggle to pay their mortgages because of benefit changes.About 90,000 people on certain benefits claim support for mortgage interest (SMI) but from Friday the benefit will be replaced by government loans.Figures suggest 27,000 SMI recipients - 51% of those contacted - say they will not take up the loan.Labour says there is a risk elderly people may cut back

‘Grave of the Fireflies’ director Isao Takahata dies at 82

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Takahata was awarded France's Order of Arts and Letters in 2015 Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, co-founder of the famed Studio Ghibli, has died at the age of 82.Mr Takahata was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" but is best known for his film "Grave of the Fireflies". Mr Takahata created Studio Ghibli with iconic