Leaders have ‘a moral duty’ to act on slavery

Leaders have ‘a moral duty’ to act on slavery

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May will tell leaders at a UN conference they have "a moral duty" to speak for victims of modern slavery."No leader worthy of the name can look the other way while men, women and children are held against their will," the prime minister is expected to say.Mrs May will announce £10m…
Humans will always be needed, Amazon insists

Humans will always be needed, Amazon insists

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: "Not at all" - Amazon's Tye Brady on robotics replacing humansAmazon’s warehouses will always need human staff, the firm’s chief robotics technologist has told the BBC. The company said it had deployed more than 200,000 warehouse robots working in around 50 of its locations.But despite Amazon…
How Catch 22 lured George Clooney back to TV

How Catch 22 lured George Clooney back to TV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Clooney directs, produces and stars in the new adaptation of Catch 22 Until now, George Clooney has been a silver fox who has largely stuck to the silver screen.Despite originally making his name in the 1990s medical drama ER, the last two decades have seen him stick to box…
Brazilian minister denies fixing corruption inquiry

Brazilian minister denies fixing corruption inquiry

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sergio Moro has criticised The Intercept for not revealing the source of the leak Brazil's Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, has denied claims he conspired to keep leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the 2018 election.The Intercept news site published what it says are messages sent by…
How to pitch yourself to Iowa voters

How to pitch yourself to Iowa voters

Video It takes something special to stand out in a crowded Democratic field of White House hopefuls. So how did the candidates do in this all-important early-voting state?
Brush fire causes amusement park evacuation

Brush fire causes amusement park evacuation

Video Visitors on a rollercoaster and other rides saw smoke billowing across Six Flags in southern California.
Helicopter crash lands on NYC skyscraper

Helicopter crash lands on NYC skyscraper

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo: 'People felt the building shake'The pilot of a helicopter died after it crash landed on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan, fire officials say.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the 54-storey office building on Seventh Avenue shook from the impact.Governor Cuomo said…
Vatican challenges modern gender theory

Vatican challenges modern gender theory

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The release comes in the midst of LGBT Pride month The Vatican has released a new document challenging modern conceptions of gender identity. The 31-page teaching guidance, released on Monday, is titled Male and Female He Created Them.It speaks of an "educational crisis" and says the current debate can…
Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Image copyright Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Image caption A diver sees a plastic bottle off the coasts of Samandag, near the Turkey - Syria border Canada will ban "harmful" single-use plastics as early as 2021 in a bid to reduce ocean waste, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced. This initiative is modelled on similar legislation passed…
California to give healthcare to illegal immigrants

California to give healthcare to illegal immigrants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Refugees receive health advice at a free event in Glendale, California in 2017 California is poised to become the first US state to offer government-provided healthcare to some immigrants who are in the country illegally.State Democrats agreed on Sunday that adults between the ages of 19 to 25 should…