My life as a prostitute in Sierra Leone

My life as a prostitute in Sierra Leone

Two prostitutes who work on the streets of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, tell their stories. Charity groups say they have seen a rise in the number of young girls working in the sex trade in the West African country since the Ebola outbreak ended at the beginning of 2016. More than 8,700 people…
French court reverses life support ruling

French court reverses life support ruling

Image copyright Handout via AFP Image caption Vincent Lambert, seen here in 2015, suffered irreversible brain damage but is not on a respirator A French court has ordered doctors to resume life support for a quadriplegic man whose case has become central to the right-to-die debate in France.Doctors had begun switching off life support for…
White House tells ex-aide not to testify

White House tells ex-aide not to testify

Image copyright AFP The White House has directed one of its former legal advisers not to appear before a congressional committee to testify about the Mueller report. The Department of Justice and White House both released statements on Monday arguing that Donald McGahn was under no obligation to give evidence. The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee…
Austrian government in turmoil over video scandal

Austrian government in turmoil over video scandal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chancellor Kurz formed a coalition with the far-right party in October 2017 All ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) have resigned, throwing the government into chaos. The Freedom Party's leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was also deputy chancellor, was forced to resign at the weekend after a video sting. Mr…
Who’s the tycoon who just paid off 400 students’ debt?

Who’s the tycoon who just paid off 400 students’ debt?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert Frederick Smith with his wife, former Playboy model Hope Dworaczyk Four hundred college seniors in the US state of Georgia just received a dream graduation present from billionaire investor Robert Frederick Smith: he paid off their student loans. Who is this American philanthropist?During his speech on Sunday morning…
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…
Iran dismisses Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts’

Iran dismisses Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mohammad Javad Zarif has insisted that Iran does not want a war Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" and warned him not to threaten the country. With tensions rising, Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday: "If Iran wants to fight, that will be…
US billionaire clears 400 student loans

US billionaire clears 400 student loans

Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Video Robert F Smith, a technology investor and one of America's most prominent black philanthropists, was giving an address at Morehouse College, a historically all-male black college when he made the life-changing announcement. 20 May 2019 Go to next video: 'Student debt is unfair burden'
Bangladesh bans fishing to save fish

Bangladesh bans fishing to save fish

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of fishermen say they will lose their livelihood Bangladesh has banned fishing off its coast for 65 days to try and boost depleted fish stocks.The government told the BBC that all types of fishing vessels would be covered by the ban and coast guards would enforce it from…
Transgender woman shot and killed in US

Transgender woman shot and killed in US

Image copyright Facebook Image caption No arrests have yet been made over the death of Muhlaysia Booker, who was assault last month A transgender woman has been fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, according to local police.Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was found dead on a street on Saturday morning, and police are investigating the case as "homicidal…