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Troyer died of 'suicide by alcohol intoxication'

Mini-Me actor Verne Troyer died of suicide by alcohol intoxication, a coroner in Los Angeles has said. The 49-year-old had a potentially fatal level of alcohol in his system and was saying repeatedly that he wanted to die when he was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital on 3 April. …

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Silk Road lawyer to defend WikiLeaks in court

The lawyer who represented the man behind darknet market Silk Road is to defend WikiLeaks against a lawsuit from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election. Joshua Dratel has notified the judge overseeing the DNC’s federal lawsuit against WikiLeaks that he would be representing …

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Medieval re-enactor dies after impaling himself on lance

A man who re-enacts medieval scenes as a knight has died after impaling himself with his lance during a performance in the US. Peter Barclay, 53, was competing in an equestrian game in Williamstown, Kentucky, when the freak accident happened. His metal tipped lance hit the ground and flipped, stabbing …

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Chinese 'spy' charged with stealing US secrets

The US has charged a suspected Chinese spy with attempting to steal secrets from top American aviation and aerospace companies after he was tracked down and detained in Belgium. Yanjun Xu – a senior officer at the Chinese ministry of state security – has been extradited to face the accusations, …

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Man dies after tree hits home in Hurricane Michael

The strongest storm to hit Florida in many decades has resulted in the death of a man. The man, from the Gadsden County town of Greensboro, was killed when a falling tree hit his home on Wednesday evening local time. Sheriff’s spokeswoman, Anglie Hightower said that emergency crews had been …

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Limo firm owner's son charged over fatal crash

The son of a limousine company owner has been arrested over the deaths of 20 people after a crash in upstate New York. Prestige Limousine operator Nauman Hussain was charged with criminally negligent homicide after being arrested on a highway near Albany. The company has come under intense scrutiny after …

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Trump: US 'demanding' answers on missing journalist

Donald Trump says he is “demanding” answers from Saudi Arabia over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The US president, a key ally of the oil-rich Gulf state, said he had spoken with Saudi representatives about the “bad situation” with the journalist but did not disclose details of the conversations. Mr Khashoggi …

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EgyptAir mag sorry for 'surreal' Barrymore article

EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine has reportedly apologised following its “surreal” article on Drew Barrymore which went viral on social media. The airline originally stood by the “far from fake interview” with the Hollywood star, which began with an unflattering introduction detailing her “several unsuccessful marriages”. The piece was strewn with errors …

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