Meals and gas shortages hit Bolivia amid crisis

Meals and gas shortages hit Bolivia amid crisis

Image copyright Reuters Bolivian officials have flown basic provisions into the capital, La Paz, amid reports of food and fuel shortages. The system, which officials want to roll out elsewhere, is a move to bypass road blockades erected by supporters of former President Evo Morales.Mr Morales resigned on 10 November and later fled to Mexico…

Woman who inherited lethal illness sues NHS

Woman who inherited lethal illness sues NHS

Image copyright Getty Images A woman is suing a London NHS trust for not revealing her father had been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease before she had her own child. She only discovered he carried the gene for the degenerative, incurable brain disorder after her daughter was born.The woman then found out she too carried the…

Bloomberg apologises for ‘quit-and-frisk’ coverage

Bloomberg apologises for ‘quit-and-frisk’ coverage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Bloomberg’s apology has been received with scepticism Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York who has made moves towards running as a presidential candidate, has apologised for backing the city’s “stop and frisk” policy.Stop-and-frisk disproportionately targeted black and Latino residents.Speaking at an African-American church in Brooklyn,…

Australian politicians banned from China

Australian politicians banned from China

Image copyright Getty Images/Liberal Party Image caption James Paterson, left, and Andrew Hastie, right, have both been outspoken in their criticism of the Chinese state. Two Australian politicians refused entry to China have said they will not retract their criticisms of the country.Liberal Party MP Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson were due to go…

Democrats respond to Obama’s 2020 election warning

Democrats respond to Obama’s 2020 election warning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elizabeth Warren (L), Bernie Sanders (C) and Juli├ín Castro (R) are all contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination Democratic presidential candidates have given their reaction to a warning by former President Barack Obama against moving too far left in politics.Mr Obama’s rare intervention into the Democratic race was a…

Hong Kong police officer shot in leg by arrow

Hong Kong police officer shot in leg by arrow

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters around Hong Kong Polytechnic University have armed themselves with an array of weaponsPolice have besieged a university campus in Hong Kong occupied by protesters who have been fighting back with arrows and petrol bombs.Officers have warned that they could use live ammunition if protesters do not…