These are the stories making headlines on this last day of February.
Women in Syria have been sexually exploited by men delivering aid on behalf of the UN and international charities, the BBC has learned. Aid workers said the men would trade food and lifts for sexual favours. Despite warnings about the abuse three years ago, a new report shows it is continuing in the south of the country.
The president says he would have tried to stop the gunman who killed 17 in a Florida school.
US cable TV giant Comcast has made a £22.1bn takeover bid for Sky, challenging an existing offer from 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox had already agreed an £18.5bn deal to buy the 61% of Sky it does not already own.
Ensa Cosby, the daughter of comedian Bill Cosby, has died aged 44, a spokesman for the family says. She died from a kidney disease in Massachusetts on Friday, according to spokesman Andrew Wyatt. Last year, she defended her father when he went on trial over allegations he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in 2004.
Junaid Ahmed has 50,000 followers on Instagram and admits he is addicted to selfies. The 22-year-old takes around 200 snaps of himself a day. He carefully times when he will post a photo on social media so it gets the most likes, and if it gets less than 600 he will delete it.
Superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor died of accidental drowning, a Dubai post-mortem report has said. The 54-year-old actress, known simply as Sridevi, drowned in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness, it says. It had earlier been reported that she died of cardiac arrest on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai.
“The Bush administration did nothing,” Trump said. “The Obama administration wanted to do something. He told me it’s the single biggest problem. They didn’t do anything. It would have been much easier in those days than it is now.”
The state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud had issued the orders that included the dismissal of the chief of general staff and the commanders of the country’s air defense force, Land Forces and Strategic Missiles Force.
“You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I’d run in there, even if I didn’t have a weapon, and I think most of the people in this room would have done that too,” Trump told a gathering of US governors at the White House.
“They take girls there,” she told him. Her prediction has proved accurate. Their 14-year-old daughter is one of 110 schoolgirls feared kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in a raid on their school last Monday. Tela, who lives in Dapchi, now says his other children are refusing to go to school after last week’s attack.
WASHINGTON ― Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday urged President Donald Trump to lay off Twitter and instead listen to Americans and back away from one of his suggestions for dealing with mass shootings.
(Reuters) – A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine.
Ivanka Trump is being slammed on social media for trying to have it both ways. On the one hand, the first daughter is an adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, with an office in the White House. One the other, she took umbrage at a question about sexual misconduct allegations against her father.
A Hollywood stylist who worked for Ryan Seacrest for years told Variety that the TV personality repeatedly subjected her to sexual harassment and assault over seven years. Suzie Hardy told the Hollywood trade publication that the 42-year-old Seacrest used to stand behind her in his underwear and grind his penis against her, groped her vagina on a few occasions and once slapped her buttocks so hard that it left a welt for hours.
A British actor who played a religious leader on the HBO series ” Game of Thrones” has uncovered a document that sheds light on a real priest whose writings were once censored by the Roman Catholic Church.
Seth Meyers tore into President Donald Trump on Monday’s “Late Night” for claiming he’d have fought off the shooter in the Parkland, Florida school massacre. Trump made the outlandish claim during a White House event earlier in the day.
With your car keys in your smartphone it’ll be harder to misplace your keys – but the pressure is really on to keep track of your phone. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, BMW showed off a smartphone-enabled car locking and unlocking experience.
It’s the Wild West on California roads. On Monday, the state Department of Motor Vehicles announced it will allow autonomous cars on public roads without an approved driver. That means cars with no one in the driver’s seat can start being tested and driven throughout the state once the regulations go into effect April 2.
Yes, Black Panther’ s Wakanda isn’t real – technically. But life continues to mimic art, as the film inspires more real-world activism tackling the film’s underlying themes of black empowerment. To celebrate the Marvel movie’s unprecedented, record-breaking box office success, Disney is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
A boy ended up trapped in an elevator after a urinating on the panel of buttons.