Michael Cohen: Stormy Daniels case against Trump's lawyer put on hold

Image copyrightGetty/ReutersImage caption Stormy Daniels says she was paid $130,000 by Michael Cohen to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Mr Trump A US judge has halted for 90 days a lawsuit by adult film actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Judge James Otero said Mr Cohen’s constitutional rights could be endangered if the case proceeded while he was under criminal investigation. Ms Daniels

Five things you might be surprised affect weight

Image caption Jackie (left) and Gillian (right) are twins but have very different BMIs People might think battling obesity is down to sheer willpower, but medical research says otherwise. Here are five potentially surprising factors that can affect your weight, as unearthed by The Truth About Obesity . 1. Gut microbes Gillian and Jackie are twins – but one weighs over six stone (41kg) more than the other. Prof Tim

SOS! Will Abba's new music live up to their legacy?

Image caption Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, and went on to sell hundreds of millions of records It’s hard to imagine now but, once upon a time, people hated Abba. Those spangly satin jumpsuits, their Eurovision origins, the wedding disco ubiquity of Dancing Queen – they all conspired to consign Abba to the cheesy-smelling scrapheap of pop. The band were frequently misunderstood as kitsch because they wrote

Diego Maradona leaves Al Fujairah after failing to secure automatic promotion

Diego Maradona had been tasked with taking Al Fujairah back to the top flight after a two-year absence Diego Maradona has left his position as coach of Al Fujairah after they missed out on automatic promotion from the United Arab Emirates’ second division. The 57-year-old former Argentina international and World Cup winner had been in charge since May. A 1-1 draw with Khorfakkan on Friday meant they could not finish

Merkel lobbies Trump on trade and Iran

Image copyrightGetty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal, which he could scrap. Mrs Merkel described the 2015 international accord as a “first step” that prevented Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. Mr Trump vowed to never let Iran have nuclear weapons, but would not say if he would consider military force. Mrs Merkel was in

Toronto van attack: Coroner officially identifies all 10 victims

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Mourners pay their respects to the Toronto van attack victims A Canadian coroner has formally identified all 10 victims who died in a vehicle-ramming attack in Toronto on Monday. Among them was a single mother, a university science student, a father visiting his son from Jordan, a chef, and an elderly Star Trek fan. The victims were aged between 22 and 94 years of age and eight

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager says he wants to avoid 'final confrontations'

Arsene Wenger says he respects Jose Mourinho ‘a lot’, despite their rivalry through the years Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he wants the final month of his 22-year tenure to “go peacefully”. The 68-year-old Frenchman announced last week that he will leave the Gunners in the summer. Arsenal face long-time rivals Manchester United in a Premier League match at Old Trafford on Sunday. “You should leave me and give me

Quebec mosque gunman may face 150-year jail sentence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAymen Derbali faces a new life after being paralysed in a 2017 Quebec mosque shooting The man who shot and killed six worshippers in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 is possibly facing one of the harshest sentences in Canada since the country formally abolished the death penalty in 1976. His case is bringing wider scrutiny to sentence “stacking” for people convicted

Royal baby named Prince Louis

Image copyrightGetty Images The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their third child Louis Arthur Charles. The couple’s second son was born at 11:01 BST on Monday at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, weighing 8lb 7oz. A tweet from Kensington Palace said the baby would be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge (pronounced Lou-ee, not Lou-iss). The new prince is fifth in

Ohio boy crushed to death by 28-stone grandad

Image copyrightBrown County Sheriff’s OfficeImage caption Donald Martin Jr., 58, faces a charge of reckless homicide A 400lb (181kg) man in the US state of Ohio has admitted accidentally killing his 11-year-old step-grandson by smothering him last year. Donald Martin, 58, said he was trying to control the boy during a tantrum by pinning him against the arm of a couch. The victim, Dylan Davis, had started a fight with