Making a Murderer lawyer Kathleen Zellner is true crime’s new star

Image copyright Netflix Making a Murderer is back picking up the stories of American convicts Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. The 10-part documentary was one of Netflix’s biggest hits of 2015. It followed the case of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, both convicted of murdering Teresa Halbach in 2005. Both men claim they …

Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted off coast of California

A rarely seen red jellyfish has been spotted in deep water off the coast of southern California. Scientists from Exploration Vessel Nautilus used a remotely controlled vehicle to dive down and observe deep sea creatures. When it doesn’t have headlights shining on it, the Poralia rufescens jellyfish’s red colour usually camouflages it in the water. …

Australia government braced for Wentworth by-election defeat

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Liberal Party candidate Dave Sharma faces a strong challenge from independent Kerryn Phelps People are voting in a by-election in a suburban constituency in Sydney, which could wipe out the government’s one-seat parliamentary majority. PM Scott Morrison’s ruling Liberal Party is fighting to hold the affluent seat of Wentworth, vacated …

Alternative Miss World contest – the night where bizarre is beautiful

Image copyright Philippe Vogelenzang Image caption Andrew Logan’s theme for this year’s contest is Psychedelic Peace It’s outing number 14 this weekend for Andrew Logan’s unclassifiable extravaganza the Alternative Miss World contest. The first event in 1972 was at his flat in London. This weekend it returns to the stage at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. The …

Jamal Khashoggi case: Journalist ‘died after fight’ – Saudi TV

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country’s state TV reported quoting an initial probe. It said deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, senior aide to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, were dismissed over the affair. The news bulletin said 18 Saudi nationals have now been …

Judi Dench to join Idris Elba, Taylor Swift and James Corden in new Cats film

Dame Judi Dench has become the latest star confirmed for the new film adaptation of Cats. The Oscar-winning actress will reportedly play ancient cat Deuteronomy – a role traditionally played by a man – in the film, which is due for release next year. Image: Singer and cat fan Taylor Swift will also star in …

Cardi B hands out free winter coats to families in New York

Rapper Cardi B has handed out free winter coats to people at a public housing complex in New York. Hundreds of people lined the streets near the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn to meet the star, who grew up in The Bronx. “I think she’s unbelievable, and I think it’s great she’s doing this for the …

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says Man Utd’s Jose Mourinho deserves respect

Is Hazard a ‘slave’? – reporter’s question tickles Sarri Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho deserves to be respected because he is “one of the best in the world”, says Chelsea counterpart Maurizio Sarri. United take on Mourinho’s former club at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with the Portuguese still under pressure to turn his side’s season …