Missouri moves to ban abortion at eight weeks

Missouri is set to become the latest US state to introduce strict laws on abortion after the state’s senate approved a bill that would ban abortion beyond eight weeks, including in cases of rape and incest. Only medical emergencies would be exempt. It came hours after Alabama on Wednesday introduced a law banning almost all abortions. […]

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Harvey Weinstein and accusers reach tentative £35 million compensation deal

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a provisional $44 million (£35m) settlement with alleged sexual assault victims and creditors. The deal, which has not yet been signed, aims to cover all civil proceedings filed against the fallen Hollywood mogul, including those in Canada and the United Kingdom, the Wall Street Journal reported. Weinstein’s spokesperson denied to comment. The […]

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British Airways and other airlines reroute flights to avoid Strait of Hormuz after Iran hits US drone

British Airways and other leading airlines on Friday began rerouting flights to avoid airspace over the Strait of Hormuz following Iran’s downing of a US military drone, as American authorities warned of the potential for mistaken attacks on commercial craft. The US Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order banning American carriers from flying over the area, […]

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