Protesters gather for Sudan announcement

Protesters gather for Sudan announcement

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters have continued to stage a sit-in in central Khartoum Protest leaders in Sudan are preparing to announce a civilian council they want to take power following the removal of Omar al-Bashir as president.Thousands are gathering outside army HQ in Khartoum for the announcement, scheduled for Sunday evening.Protest leaders have…
Harvard sued over ‘slave ancestor’ photos

Harvard sued over ‘slave ancestor’ photos

Image copyright Getty Images The descendent of a black American slave has sued Harvard University, claiming the college profits off images of her alleged ancestor.The pictures, commissioned in 1850 by a professor seeking to prove that blacks were an inferior species, is believed to among the first photos of US slaves.Tamara Lanier's lawsuit says the…
Surviving in Yemen’s city of snipers

Surviving in Yemen’s city of snipers

Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, has been devastated by a civil war which has been going on since 2015.Taiz, the country’s third largest city, has seen some of the worst fighting. Snipers haunt the streets and open spaces, meaning civilians in the city are constantly at risk of being shot.Taiz is extremely…
French carrier jets divert to Indonesia

French carrier jets divert to Indonesia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Indonesian soldiers have been guarding the jets Seven fighter jets from a French aircraft carrier made unscheduled landings in Indonesia on Saturday because of bad weather during training.The Dassault Rafale jets touched down safely at Sultan Iskandar Muda air force base in Aceh, an Indonesian official told the AFP news…
Aerial footage shows Iran under water

Aerial footage shows Iran under water

Rescue operations are under way across Iran as the death toll from severe flooding has reached more than 60. There are new warnings that dams in some areas could overflow, causing more devastation. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and many are in urgent need of food, water, tents and blankets. The BBC…
Endangered kakapo parrot gets brain surgery

Endangered kakapo parrot gets brain surgery

Image copyright David Wiltshire/Massey University Image caption Kakapos - the world's fattest species of parrot - are flightless and nocturnal Vets in New Zealand have performed life-saving brain surgery on a critically endangered kakapo parrot in a world-first procedure amid efforts to save the species. Surgeons adapted techniques used on humans and other mammals to…
Ford announces 7,000 job cuts

Ford announces 7,000 job cuts

Image copyright Getty Images US car giant Ford has announced it will cut 7,000 jobs globally by the end of August in an effort to save costs.The plan will reduce Ford's salaried workforce by 10% and will be made through both voluntary and forced redundancies, according to the firm.Ford said the plan, which includes 2,300…
Chicken strips recalled over metal fears

Chicken strips recalled over metal fears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tyson produces a wide range of chicken products sold in supermarkets across the US Millions of pounds of chicken strips have been recalled following concerns they might be contaminated with metal. Tyson Foods, a US food processor, has recalled 11.8 million pounds (5.3m kg) of frozen chicken strips.Six people…
Airline crash boss wants aircraft grounded

Airline crash boss wants aircraft grounded

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRelatives pay their respects to those who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crashThe boss of Ethiopian Airlines has called for the grounding of all Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft until it is established they are safe to fly.Many countries have already suspended the plane after one the…
Rich German family firm reveals Nazi slave past

Rich German family firm reveals Nazi slave past

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Adolf Hitler harnessed the might of German industry for his war effort in 1939-1945 A German industrial dynasty with big stakes in various international brands has admitted brutality towards slave labourers during Nazi rule.A partner in JAB Holding, Peter Harf, said the Reimann family was shocked by links to…