China says it ‚will never seek hegemony’

China says it ‚will never seek hegemony’

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed that his country will not develop at the expense of other nations, in a speech marking 40 years since China introduced major economic reforms. However, he also said that the global superpower would not be told what to do by anyone. Late leader Deng Xiaoping’s…

Court frees woman jailed over childbirth

Court frees woman jailed over childbirth

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Imelda Cortez spent more than 18 months in custody as she awaited trial A woman who was jailed for attempted murder under El Salvador’s strict anti-abortion laws has been freed. Imelda Cortez, 20, says she became pregnant by her stepfather who sexually abused her for many years. Doctors suspected she…

Yemen ceasefire ‚broken within minutes’

Yemen ceasefire ‚broken within minutes’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pro-government forces and the Houthi rebels (pictured) have accused each other of breaking the ceasefire A ceasefire in Yemen’s war was broken minutes after coming into effect, pro-government officials say. The warring sides had agreed for a truce deal to be implemented in the port city of Hudaydah at midnight…

Former CBS boss denied $120m exit pay

Former CBS boss denied $120m exit pay

Image copyright Getty Images Les Moonves, the former boss of CBS, will not receive a $120m (£95m) severance package after an inquiry into alleged sexual misconduct. The US broadcaster said that he misled the company over the allegations and failed to work with investigators, meaning it had grounds to fire him. Mr Moonves stepped down…

Shaving their heads in protest

Shaving their heads in protest

Four women have shaved their heads on the streets of Beijing to protest against the detention of a human rights lawyer without trial. Wang Quanzhang has been in prison since 2015, and his wife, Li Wenzu, says she has travelled to the country’s Supreme Court 31 times to try and lodge case documents, but has…

Trump rat insult ‚sounded like mob boss’

Trump rat insult ‚sounded like mob boss’

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Image caption Democrat Chris Coons (left) has criticised the president’s language as being „mob”-like US President Donald Trump has been accused of sounding like a mafia kingpin after he called his convicted former lawyer a „rat”. Democratic Senator Chris Coons told CNN on Monday that Mr Trump sounded „more like a…