BBC news 2017-05-28
BBC News with Stewart Mackintosh.
US media are reporting that President Trump’s son-in-law, the senior White House Advisor, Jared Kushner is under scrutiny by the FBI inquiry into alleged Russian interference into last year’s election. Reports say investigators relieved that Mr. Kushner may provide relevant information but he is not necessarily suspected of crime. Mr. Kushner is understood to have met Russian officials last year. His lawyer said Mr. Kushner had already volunteered to share with congress what he knew about those meetings and would do the same if contacted in connection with any other inquiry.
British police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing have decided to resume the sharing of intelligence information with their US counterparts for operation was temporarily suspended after details of the investigation were leaked to US media.
The US Justice Department says it wants the Supreme Court to rule on President Trump’s travel ban concerning 6 mainly Muslim countries. The Department is seeking to overturn an appeal court ruling which upheld the suspension of the ban.
Police in Zambia have prevented the head of South Africa’s main Opposition Party from entering the country. Muci Maimanei had been due to attend the treason trial of the Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.
Workers in Bangladesh have begun removing a controversial statue of the Geek Goddess of Justice from the supreme court in Dakar. Some Islamist groups have helped protest against the statue which they regarded as anti-Islamic.
A group of 91 prisoners have escaped a jail in Northeastern Brazil fleeing through a 33 meter tunnel. 9 of the inmates of the prison in Parnalrim have been found while policeman are attempting to recapture the remaining prisoners.
And images taken by NASA’s Juno Spacecraft have revealed new details about the poles of Jupiter. The planet's south pole is covered by giant cyclonic storms and rivers of ammonia.