Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister amid ex wife murder

He did not say when he would leave office but his party said a new premier would be sworn in on Wednesday. The 80-year-old's current wife, with whom he was living at the time of the murder, was charged in connection with the killing in February. The pair have denied any involvement. "I decided to … Continue reading Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister amid ex wife murder

US authorises use of EBOLA drug for treating the coronavirus.

The authorisation means the anti-viral drug can now be used on people who are hospitalised with severe Covid-19. A recent clinical trial showed the drug helped shorten the recovery time for people who were seriously ill. However, it did not significantly improve survival rates. Experts have warned the drug - which was originally developed to … Continue reading US authorises use of EBOLA drug for treating the coronavirus.

China ZTE executive quits amid sex assault allegations

An executive at Chinese tech giant ZTE has resigned following reports that he is under investigation for sexual assault. The company announced that Bao Yuming, also known as Robert Y Bao, had stepped down from its board. The firm, which makes telecoms equipment, said in a stock exchange filing that it was "concerned" by the … Continue reading China ZTE executive quits amid sex assault allegations

Premier League: David Pemsel resigns as chief executive

Newly-appointed Premier League chief executive David Pemsel has resigned before starting the job. Pemsel was appointed in October, and was due to start in February, but has stood down following newspaper allegations about his private life. The Premier League said Richard Masters will stay as interim chief executive. Pemsel was the third person to be … Continue reading Premier League: David Pemsel resigns as chief executive

Banks facilitated South Africa corruption under Zuma, says Peter Hain

Image captionPeter Hain has accused several firms of helping with the theft of public money in South Africa Several international banks enabled corruption in South Africa under former President Jacob Zuma, British lawmaker Peter Hain has said. At an inquiry hearing, he said HSBC, Standard Chartered and India's Bank of Baroda were "directly culpable". The … Continue reading Banks facilitated South Africa corruption under Zuma, says Peter Hain

Ellie Gould’s ‘evil’ killer should never be released, family says

The mother of murdered teenager Ellie Gould has called her killer a danger to women who should never be released from prison. Ellie, 17, was found stabbed to death at the family's Wiltshire home in May. Carole Gould said Thomas Griffiths, who has been given a life sentence and told he would serve at least 12-and-a-half years, had … Continue reading Ellie Gould’s ‘evil’ killer should never be released, family says