May in Brussels to urge short Brexit delay

May in Brussels to urge short Brexit delay

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: "I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further than 30 June"Theresa May will make a direct plea to EU leaders later asking to postpone Brexit for three months, hours after telling the British public a delay was "a matter of great personal regret".At an…
Melting glaciers reveal Everest bodies

Melting glaciers reveal Everest bodies

Image copyright Frank Bienewald Image caption Most of the dead bodies of mountaineers have appeared on the Khumbu glacier Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers' bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt.Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of…
Pentagon chief’s Boeing ties investigated

Pentagon chief’s Boeing ties investigated

Image copyright EPA Image caption Patrick Shanahan, who denies any wrongdoing, spent 30 years at Boeing The Pentagon has launched an inquiry into acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan for alleged favouritism to his ex-employer, Boeing. The Defence Department's inspector general will look into the matter following a complaint from a watchdog group. Mr Shanahan…
Forty-five snakes found under Texas house

Forty-five snakes found under Texas house

Video A man called for help after spotting a few snakes underneath his home. When the professionals arrived, they found a lot more.
May tells the public ‘I’m on your side’

May tells the public ‘I’m on your side’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Theresa May has appealed to the public over Brexit, telling them she understood they had had enough, and adding: "I am on your side."Speaking from Downing Street, the prime minister criticised the actions of MPs, saying it was "high time" politicians made a decision on the next steps.Earlier, Mrs May wrote…
Trump shows map of ‘IS defeat’

Trump shows map of ‘IS defeat’

US President Donald Trump has used a visual aid to highlight how much territory he says the Islamic State group has lost in the Middle East since his election day.He claimed there was a "tiny spot" remaining that would be "gone by tonight".Mr Trump also confirmed that about 400 US troops would remain in Syria,…
US sheriff and staff quit over unsafe jail

US sheriff and staff quit over unsafe jail

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The Nowata County Sheriff's Office is now operating on a skeleton staff after a slew of resignations An Oklahoma sheriff and all of her deputies have quit in protest of dangerous - possibly lethal - conditions at an old rural county jail.Nowata County Sheriff Terry Barnett said the dilapidated…
Native US inmates win right to long hair

Native US inmates win right to long hair

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Texas prison inmates (FILE) Three Native American prisoners in Texas have successfully sued the state's prison system for the right to grow long hair for religious reasons.The ruling only applies to these three inmates but could affect the more than 5,000 Native American prisoners in the state, the Houston…
US mum ‘starved YouTube channel kids’

US mum ‘starved YouTube channel kids’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The children appeared regularly in the Fantastic Adventures videos A US mother whose seven adopted children regularly performed as superheroes on her family's YouTube channel has been charged with child abuse.Machelle Hackney, from Arizona, and her two adult sons were arrested on Friday by local police.Ms Hackney has denied…
US aircraft ‘killed Somali civilians’

US aircraft ‘killed Somali civilians’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US has been using manned aircraft, as well as Reaper drones, such as the one pictured here, over Somalia Amnesty International says US air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia, in a possible violation of international humanitarian law.The rights group said it had recorded 14 civilian deaths…
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