HK democracy campaign cannot be ignored – Chris Patten

Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, has told the BBC that the rest of the world cannot ignore the campaign for democracy and due process in the territory. Speaking ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China, Lord Patten said the international community should hold Beijing to […]

Russia World Cup: Moscow Metro put through its paces

The Confederations Cup reaches its climax at the weekend in Russia, a competition seen as a dry run for next year’s World Cup when huge crowds of foreign football fans are expected. It is not just a test for policing and stadiums but also for the Metro, where staff are being especially trained to help […]

IMS: Female DJs deal with gender imbalance

From being paid less to sexual harassment, women working in the dance music industry have historically found it more difficult to rise to the top than men. Gender discrimination took centre stage at this year’s International Music Summit, which is co-founded by legendary DJ Pete Tong. Filmed and produced by Paul Riseley and Katy Hastings. […]

Bears rookies run youth football camp – ChicagoBears.com

CHICAGO – The Bears rookie class spent Thursday afternoon conducting a “Mini-Monsters” youth football camp for 150 kids at Mandrake Park on Chicago’s South Side. “It means a lot, coming out here and just seeing them have fun because we used to be in those same shoes,” said running back Tarik Cohen. “I didn’t quite […]

Cunningham: UNC football player eligible for reinstatement after sex charges dropped – WRAL.com

Cunningham: UNC football player eligible for reinstatement after sex charges dropped – WRAL.com

Hillsborough, N.C. — Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed charges filed against a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football player by another student who alleged he sexually assaulted her last year. A court document states that case “has been resolved to the satisfaction of the parties.” “Allen Artis is eligible for reinstatement to our football […]

Hawaii Challenges Enforcement of Trump Travel Order – NBCNews.com

Hawaii Challenges Enforcement of Trump Travel Order – NBCNews.com

Just hours after it went into effect, the state of Hawaii went to federal court Thursday to challenge the Trump administration’s travel order, saying it barred too many people. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Trump’s order could be enforced in part until the court makes a final ruling on the order later this year. […]

Citizens Advice warning over ‘phantom goods’ scams

Citizens Advice warning over ‘phantom goods’ scams

Image copyright Getty Images A rising number of people are being caught out by “phantom goods” scams – when items are bought online but are never delivered, Citizens Advice says. Cars, flights, furniture and insurance are among the goods and services which buyers think they are getting at a bargain, but which do not exist. […]

Venus Williams involved in fatal car crash in Florida

Venus Williams involved in fatal car crash in Florida

Image copyright Press Association US tennis star Venus Williams has been involved in a car crash that led to the death of a 78-year-old man. A spokesman for Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida confirmed to the BBC they were investigating a fatal crash involving the Grand Slam champion. A man was taken to hospital […]

Trump travel ban comes into effect

Trump travel ban comes into effect

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Travel ban protests took place in New York as the ban took effect People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. It means people without close family or business relationships in the US could be […]