Jan Koum says he wants to pursue new projects, but reports say he clashed with parent company Facebook.
The US says the firm hired consultants for "improper" purposes and concealed payments to sales agents in Asia.
His team says it will "resist this attempted public lynching of a black man" after calls for action over abuse claims.
Tamsin Parker, who has Asperger's syndrome, was "forcibly removed" from the British Film Institute.
State media say the cartoon is being used "subversively" - and a rival, domestic pig has been launched.
Debut novelist Adebayo Ayobami reveals how sickle cell disease inspired her book.
Thousands of Russian web users protest against an official block on popular messaging app Telegram.
The comic praises the NHS and says tickets will be refunded and the shows "possibly" rescheduled.
Acclaimed TV director SJ Clarkson is tipped to helm the next Star Trek film.
The 74-year-old musician and entertainer is warned by a judge to expect a jail sentence.