Six die in China chemical plant blast

Six die in China chemical plant blast

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSix killed in Yancheng chemical plant explosionSix people have been killed in a blast at a chemical plant in Yancheng, eastern China, local authorities say.Thirty people were also injured in the explosion, which took place at about 14:50 local time (06:50 GMT) at the plant run by…
R. Kelly asks permission for Dubai gigs

R. Kelly asks permission for Dubai gigs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A court filing claims that "denying the opportunity to work would be a hardship on his children" R&B star R. Kelly has asked a US court to let him travel to Dubai to perform concerts next month.According to a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Mr Kelly also…
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…
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…
‘Tell the world we are suffering’

‘Tell the world we are suffering’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCyclone Idai: Survivors rescued by land and airMozambique's port city of Beira is reeling from the damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai.So far 200 people have been confirmed dead in the southern African country, but the death toll could be much higher.Those who survived the disaster have had…
Mike Trout: Los Angeles Angels star ‘set for most lucrative deal in sport’

Mike Trout: Los Angeles Angels star ‘set for most lucrative deal in sport’

Mike Trout has been in Major League Baseball All-Star team in every season since 2012Baseball star Mike Trout is reportedly set to agree the most lucrative deal in sport - a 12-year extension worth $430m (£324m) with the Los Angeles Angels - on the eve of the new season.According to ESPN, the contract for 27-year-old…