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…
Brazilian ex-president ‘arrested’

Brazilian ex-president ‘arrested’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Michel Temer left office in January Former Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation, local media say.Local media say police had been trying to trace Mr Temer, who left office on 1 January, since Wednesday.The former president has consistently denied any wrongdoing.Dozens of…
Dozens feared dead in Iraq ferry sinking

Dozens feared dead in Iraq ferry sinking

At least 40 people are feared to have drowned after a river ferry sank near the Iraqi city of Mosul.Most of the people on board the vessel were women and children and could not swim, the head of Mosul's Civil Defence agency reportedly said.Rescue teams are working to save those who went down with the…
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…