US & World

NFL players protest during US national anthem in pre-season games

[ad_1] Malcolm Jenkins was joined by De'Vante Bausby in his anthem protest, while defensive end Chris Long put his arm around Jenkins in a sign of supportSeveral NFL players have protested during the US national anthem before pre-season games.Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby raised a fist, as did San Francisco 49ers' Marquise Goodwin and Miami Dolphins' Robert Quinn, while his team-mates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled.The NFL
US & World

France floods: 1,600 evacuated, German missing at campsite

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeavy floods hit southern FranceHeavy floods have forced the evacuation of 1,600 people - most of them campers - in southern France, officials say.They say a 70-year-old German man who was helping to supervise children at one of the summer camps is missing.The worst-hit areas are Gard, Ardèche and Drôme. More than 400 firefighters and police - as well as four
US & World

North Korea lashes out at US diplomats over sanctions

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Is the rhetoric returning to the big guns? North Korea has lashed out at the US for continuing to push for sanctions enforcement. Pyongyang said there would be no progress towards denuclearisation if the US followed an "outdated script".It accused US negotiators of going against the intentions of President Donald Trump and the spirit of the summit in Singapore.Mr Trump and North Korean leader
US & World

Five things Americans can expect from Love Island

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV2 Love Island is heading to the US - the hit ITV2 show has been bought by CBS in America. It is the eighth country to buy the show's format. But what can they expect? 1. A dating show like no otherAmericans already have their own massively popular dating show - just as exotic and bursting with beautiful people - The Bachelor and its spin-off The Bachelorette.
US & World

Shower porn: NZ man pleads guilty after filming 34 women

[ad_1] Image copyright Sean Gallup/Getty Image caption The victims said they felt shocked and degraded by the man's actions A New Zealand man has pleaded guilty to filming 34 women at his guesthouse with covert cameras in shampoo bottles.The man from Hawke's Bay, North Island - who has not been named to protect his wife - made 219 secret recordings from December 2017 to February 2018.He also admitted posting the
US & World

The millions of Hindu devotees walking across India

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Every year, northern India is flooded with men and women in saffron clothes walking through the streets carrying pots suspended on a stick. These are the Kanwariyas, Hindu devotees who embark on an annual pilgrimage to collect water from the river Ganges, which they believe to be sacred. The legend says that the Hindu god Shiva once gulped down poison causing him to turn blue. He
US & World

Skripal case: US sanctions over Novichok hit Russian rouble

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Parts of the city of Salisbury were sealed off after the nerve agent attack The Russian rouble has slumped to its lowest level since November 2016, hours after the US announced new sanctions because of the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter in the UK.The rouble-dollar rate reached 66.7 on the Moscow stock exchange. On Tuesday the rouble rate had been 63.4.Sergei
US & World

Lombok earthquake: Strong aftershock amid rescue efforts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tens of thousands of homes have already collapsed The Indonesian island of Lombok has been hit by a strong tremor, as the search continues for victims of Sunday's earthquake.US earthquake monitors said the latest aftershock had a magnitude of 5.9. It brought down some buildings.Rescue workers are still digging through rubble and trying to get aid to survivors of the earlier, larger quake.The
US & World

Argentina abortion: Senate defeats bill after polarising debate

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption There were angry scenes as the vote was defeated Argentina's senate has rejected a bill which would have legalised abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.After a marathon debate, 38 senators voted against it and 31 in favour. Its defeat means lawmakers must wait until next year to resubmit legislation.Currently abortion is allowed in Argentina only in cases of rape, or if the
US & World

Stanford sex attack: Brock Turner loses assault appeal

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brock Turner's case garnered notoriety in 2016 after the victim's witness statement went viral An appeals court has rejected an attempt by former US college student Brock Turner to have his sexual assault and attempted rape felonies overturned.His case garnered national attention in 2016 after the former star swimmer was sentenced to just six months in jail.A three-judge panel in a San Jose, California
US & World

New York votes to cap Uber and Lyft services

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The New York Taxi Workers Alliance has described it as a "historic victory" New York has become the first major US city to approve a cap on ride-hail car licences and set minimum pay conditions for drivers. The bill will impact popular app-based services like Uber and Lyft, who have both spoken out against it.Yellow cab drivers and anti-congestion campaigners have pushed for
US & World

Jarrod Lyle: Australian golfer dies aged 36

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Golfer Jarrod Lyle reached a career-high 142nd in the world Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer aged 36, his family has confirmed.Lyle overcame acute myeloid leukaemia in 1998 and 2012, before announcing it had returned last year.He died on Wednesday, after spending his final days with family and friends in the state of Victoria, Golf Australia said in a statement.Lyle reached
US & World

India Assam: Will four million people really be deported?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'The Indian government is tearing my family apart'Some four million people have effectively lost their citizenship in India's north-eastern state of Assam.They were left off a list of proven citizens, which was created as part of a government drive to identify illegal migrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. Here's what led to that controversial move, and what might happen next.How did the list
US & World

Remembering Khensani Maseko who fought South African campus rape

[ad_1] Image copyright Khensani Maseko Image caption Khensani Maseko was a vocal protester about an alleged culture of rape at her university The death of a law student and anti-rape activist in South Africa has brought the simmering issue of campus rape back to the forefront. Khensani Maseko, 23, took her own life last week after writing a post on Instagram: "No-one deserves to be raped!" Days earlier the third
US & World

The mentally ill 29-year-old helped to die by Dutch doctors

[ad_1] Image copyright Ronald Hissink In January a young Dutch woman drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. Euthanasia is legal in Holland, so hers was a death sanctioned by the state. But Aurelia Brouwers was not terminally ill - she was allowed to end her life on account of her psychiatric illness."I'm 29 years old and I've chosen to be voluntarily euthanised. I've chosen this
US & World

US suspect was ‘training children to commit school shootings’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Suspects Siraj Wahhaj (L) and Lucas Morton. Mr Wahhaj is also suspected of abducting his three-year-old son A man arrested after 11 malnourished children were found in a remote desert compound was training them to commit school shootings, US media report.According to prosecutors' documents, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was teaching some of the children, who are aged one to 15, how to use weapons.Mr Wahhaj
US & World

Presidential regalia stolen from car in Bolivia

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The gold medal is encrusted with emeralds and dates back to the country's foundation in 1825 Bolivia's historic presidential medal and sash have been stolen from a car parked in a red light district in the city of El Alto.A military officer said he had left the historic emblems in a rucksack in his car, while on his way to the airport.The bag was
US & World

Tendai Biti: Zambia denies Zimbabwe politician asylum

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Tendai Biti is accused of pre-empting the official election results and inciting protests A senior member of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been denied asylum by neighbouring Zambia.Zimbabwe's police accuse Mr Biti of inciting violence following last month's election.Zambian Foreign Minister Joe Malanji told the BBC that Mr Biti's grounds for asylum were weak.Earlier, his lawyer said his client had been detained
US & World

Iran sanctions: US can’t stop our oil exports, says minister

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The Iranian rial has lost half its value since April Iran's foreign minister has said the United States will not be able to prevent the country from exporting oil. Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Iran newspaper that President Donald Trump's goal of forcing the rest of the world not to buy Iranian oil was impossible.He also mocked what he called Mr Trump's "tantrums and