Trump administration sued over transgender military ban

Trump administration sued over transgender military ban

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US President said transgender people should not serve in the military ‘in an capacity’ The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal challenge to US President Donald Trump’s directive banning transgender service personnel. The case was filed on behalf of six serving transgender members of the armed forces. […]

Storm Harvey: Houston battles ‘unprecedented’ floods

Storm Harvey: Houston battles ‘unprecedented’ floods

Media captionThe water rose quickly trapping residents of La Vita Bella care home The US city of Houston is in the grip of the biggest storm in the history of the state of Texas, officials say. A record 30in of rain (75cm) has fallen on the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, turning roads […]

Uber names Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick

Uber names Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick

Media captionUber has picked ex-Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive Uber has chosen Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi to be its chief executive, ending months of speculation in the firm’s search for a new leader. The decision was made by Uber’s board late on Sunday, a source told the BBC, but the company […]

MTV VMAs: Kendrick Lamar dominates as awards show gets political

MTV VMAs: Kendrick Lamar dominates as awards show gets political

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar won five awards and opened the show in LA The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are always a big night for pop music, but were also dominated by political statements at a fiery show in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Artists spoke out against white supremacy […]

Uber names ex-Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick

Uber names ex-Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dara Khosrowshahi has not commented on the development Uber has chosen Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi to be its chief executive, ending months of speculation in the firm’s search for a new leader. The decision was made by Uber’s board late on Sunday, a source told the BBC, but the […]

Kendrick Lamar tops VMA winners in Los Angeles

Kendrick Lamar tops VMA winners in Los Angeles

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kendrick Lamar went home with six VMA statuettes Rapper Kendrick Lamar has taken six prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. He won best video of the year for Humble, as well as best hip-hop artist, after opening the awards ceremony with a live performance. Ed Sheeran […]

Storm Harvey: Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by ‘catastrophic floods’

Storm Harvey: Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by ‘catastrophic floods’

Media captionMany people have had to be rescued from flood water Up to 2,000 people have been rescued from floods in and around Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains. There are reports of possible deaths in submerged vehicles, but investigations continue, Chief Darryl Coleman of the Harris County Sheriff’s […]

Storm Harvey: 1,000 rescued as Houston hit by ‘catastrophic floods’

Storm Harvey: 1,000 rescued as Houston hit by ‘catastrophic floods’

Media captionTexas took a battering and is witnessing severe flooding More than 1,000 people have been rescued in flooded parts of Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains. There is a “flash flood emergency” across the Houston Metro area, with travel near impossible, the National Weather Service says. It noted […]

Trump Arpaio: Top Republican Paul Ryan condemns pardon for sheriff

Trump Arpaio: Top Republican Paul Ryan condemns pardon for sheriff

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters displaying caricatures of Joe Arpaio and Donald Trump gathered in Phoenix, Arizona US President Donald Trump should not have pardoned a former Arizona sheriff who took a hard line on immigrants, the top Republican in Congress has said. Paul Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, spoke out after […]

Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round in Las Vegas

Media playback is not supported on this device The moment Mayweather beat McGregor Floyd Mayweather extended his perfect career record to 50 fights unbeaten by stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of one of the richest bouts in boxing history. The former five-weight world champion faced flurries of early punches from UFC’s most iconic […]