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September 29, 2018 5:11 PM F-35 fighter jet: Programme suffers first crash

The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme. A F-35B jet came down in South Carolina, the Marine Corps said. The pilot managed to safely eject and there were no injuries. The Marines said in a statement that an investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. The F-35 is the largest and most expensive 10

September 15, 2018 8:36 AM Trump Supreme Court pick denies 1980s sexual assault story

President Donald Trump’s conservative pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh denied Friday involvement in an alleged sexual assault on a woman while they were in high school in the 1980s. In a statement released to US media, Kavanaugh rejected the woman’s claim, made in a letter to the Democrats vetting his nomination, that he tried to force himself 11

September 4, 2018 4:25 AM Colin Kaepernick to be face of new Nike ad campaign

An American football star who sparked a furore by kneeling during the national anthem has been unveiled as the new face of a major advertising campaign. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will front Nike’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign, reports said. In 2016 Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem in protest at police 39

August 30, 2018 1:31 PM Kanye West apologizes for saying slavery was ‘a choice’

West also addressed a question that left him speechless on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” about why he feels President Donald Trump cares about black people. He later tweeted he wasn’t stumped by the question and didn’t much appreciate how the show cut awkwardly to a commercial break after his extra-long pause. “I feel that (Trump) cares about the way black people 35

August 14, 2018 4:32 PM It’s not the economy

Over the years, local sports bodies and teams have cried out for funding and sponsorship ahead of crucial matches and assignments. Shortly before the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals, the Zimbabwe government had to fork out $1 million to bankroll the Warriors’ participation in Gabon. Just last month, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) announced they would 24

July 26, 2018 2:57 PM Kaitlan Collins: Row over CNN reporter’s White House ban

A CNN reporter has been barred from a White House event for asking Donald Trump “inappropriate” questions. Kaitlan Collins said she was excluded from a Rose Garden event after asking about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mr Trump’s ex-lawyer. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the reporter had shouted questions and refused to leave 23

July 13, 2018 3:04 AM Trump wants peace in ‘vicious Africa’

US President Donald Trump has vowed to help end “vicious and violent” conflicts on the African continent. “Africa right now has got problems like few people would even understand,” he said at a Nato summit press conference. “It is so sad, it is so vicious and violent,” he said, promising that his goal was to build up the US military and bring peace to the world 28

June 22, 2018 7:17 AM Melania wears ‘I really don’t care do u?’ coat on migrant visit

First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her coat worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas. Mrs Trump was spotted in the coat, which featured graffiti writing on the back with the words “I really don’t care do u?”, as she boarded a plane. Her spokeswoman said “there was no hidden message” in the former fashion 40

June 10, 2018 1:16 PM Photo of Merkel, Trump captures G7 tensions

A picture of U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel displaying less-than-friendly body language is turning out to be a defining image of the contentious meeting of the Group of Seven leaders of the world’s advanced economies. The picture, snapped by German government photographer Jesco Denzel, shows a standing Merkel with hands 21

June 9, 2018 6:06 PM Somalia conflict: One US soldier killed, four wounded in firefight

A US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials say. Four other US soldiers and a Somali soldier were wounded in what appears to have been an ambush north of the port of Kismayo, US defence officials added. The US military says its forces operate on an “advise and assist” mission 15