USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal: Aly Raisman questions Mary Bono appointment

Olympic champion Aly Raisman was one of those who addressed the court at Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing Olympic champion Aly Raisman has questioned USA Gymnastics’ choice as leader, saying survivors like her “deserve better”. Interim president and chief executive Mary Bono previously worked for a law firm which represented USA Gymnastics and its ex-team doctor […]

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLab-grown meat: These chicken nuggets are made from a live chicken There’s a looming crisis over the world’s growing appetite for meat. Could a chicken running around a farmyard in San Francisco hold the key to a solution? In 1931, Winston Churchill predicted that the human race […]

More Than Me CEO temporarily resigns amid Liberia rape scandal

Image copyright Instagram/ Katie Meyler Image caption Katie Meyler’s work has been celebrated by leading philanthropists but allegations of a sex abuse cover-up have emerged The CEO of a US-backed academy in Liberia has temporarily resigned after a report found that dozens of girls were allegedly raped by an employee. Katie Meyler, the CEO of […]

Affirmative action: Harvard racial admissions trial begins

Image copyright Getty Images A trial against Harvard University has begun in the US, and may have wide-ranging implications for universities and racial minorities. The case was brought by a group that claims Harvard’s admissions office discriminates against Asian applicants in order to boost other racial groups. Harvard disputes the claim and says race is […]

Mounir al-Motassadek: Germany releases 9/11 accomplice

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mounir al-Motassadek was taken from prison around midday on Monday Germany will on Monday deport an accomplice of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks on the United States, Moroccan native Mounir al-Motassadek. Motassadek has spent almost 15 years in prison for his part in the deaths of passengers aboard the […]

Trump: Climate change scientists have ‘political agenda’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump has said he does believe the climate is changing US President Donald Trump has accused climate change scientists of having a “political agenda” as he cast doubt on whether humans were responsible for the earth’s rising temperatures. But Mr Trump also said he no longer believed climate change […]

US retailer Sears files for bankruptcy

Image copyright Getty Images US retailer Sears, a brand that once dominated shopping malls in the country, has filed for bankruptcy. Sears Holdings – which also owns Kmart – filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. The company has suffered, along with many other traditional retailers, from rising online competition from firms such as […]

Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The brutal killing led to changes in anti-hate laws Matthew Shepard was savagely killed in Wyoming in 1998 at the age of 21 and went on to became a symbol on anti-gay violence in the US. After being robbed by two men, he was repeatedly beaten and tied to […]

US and the British royals: A long-distance love affair

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jane Giannoulas from San Diego waiting outside Buckingham Palace after the wedding of Prince William A special exhibition of British royal portraiture has come to Texas from London, just as a Netflix show documenting the life of Elizabeth II, The Crown, sweeps the Emmys. How has the US fascination […]

Melania Trump says ‘don’t care’ jacket was a message

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Melania Trump wore the Zara jacket in June during a visit to Texas It was a mystery which sparked countless think pieces: Why did US First Lady Melania Trump wear a $39 jacket emblazoned with “I really don’t care, do you?” during a trip to a migrant child detention centre? […]

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