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Harvey Weinstein sacked after sexual harassment claims

Harvey Weinstein sacked after sexual harassment claims

Image copyright AFP Harvey Weinstein, the film producer accused of sexually harassing female employees for nearly three decades, has been fired by the board of his company. The Weinstein Company directors said that “in light of new information about misconduct”, they had terminated Mr Weinstein’s employment “effective immediately”. The statement was issued on Sunday by […]

Turkey and US suspend most visa services

Turkey and US suspend most visa services

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Turkish and the US embassies issued virtually identical statements Turkey and the US have become embroiled in a consular row, mutually suspending most visa services. The Turkish embassy in Washington said it needed to “reassess” the US government’s commitment to the security of the mission and personnel. A […]

Breathing poison

Breathing poison

Image copyright Ashish V Image caption At the age of 17, Urmila Yadav became one of the youngest certified cases of silicosis in India On a recent summer morning, Urmila Yadav set off for the main temple in the village of Budhpura, located in India’s north-western state of Rajasthan, where a community meeting was taking […]

Tech ceiling

Tech ceiling

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLea and Sasha are starting on their professional journey and are already battle-scarred The BBC’s 100 Women 2017 season is tackling some of the biggest issues facing women around the world and has given teams of experts a week to change the world. It kicked off by […]

Blade Runner 2049 disappoints at US box office

Blade Runner 2049 disappoints at US box office

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ryan Gosling, Denis Villeneuve, Ana de Armas and Harrison Ford at the Paris premiere of Blade Runner 2049 Blade Runner 2049 has made far less than expected on its opening weekend at the US box office. The $31.5m (£24.1m) total will be a major disappointment for distributor Warner Bros, […]

Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel

Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel

Image copyright @VP/Twitter Image caption Mike Pence said he abandoned the game because kneeling during the anthem “disrespects our soldiers” US Vice-President Mike Pence has walked out of a National Football League (NFL) game after several players refused to stand for the US national anthem. Mr Pence said he could not be present at an […]

Catalonia independence: Huge Spain unity rally in Barcelona

Catalonia independence: Huge Spain unity rally in Barcelona

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeruvian Nobel laureate calls for ‘unity’ in Spain At least 350,000 people gathered in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for a rally against independence from Spain. They waved Spanish and Catalan flags and carried banners saying “Together we are stronger” and “Catalonia is Spain”. It was the largest […]

Trump Twitter row with top Republican Senator Bob Corker

Trump Twitter row with top Republican Senator Bob Corker

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Corker announced his retirement last week US President Donald Trump has had an ill-tempered exchange with a leading Republican senator, aggravating already poor relations between the two men. Foreign Relations Committee head Bob Corker was a “negative voice” and “largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal”, Mr Trump tweeted. […]

India national park: White tigers kill keeper

India national park: White tigers kill keeper

Image copyright AFP Image caption White tigers are believed derive their colour from of a recessive gene An animal keeper at a national park in southern India has been attacked and killed by two rare young white tigers, officials say. The keeper, 40, was mauled to death as he attempted to direct the tigers into […]

McDonalds' Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce stunt backfires

McDonalds' Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce stunt backfires

Image copyright Twitter Image caption McDonalds sent the out-of production sauce to the show’s creators before announcing its return A McDonalds’ PR stunt to bring back a rare dipping sauce left thousands of fans disappointed and police called to some restaurants on Saturday. The Szechuan sauce, which was only made in 1998 to promote the […]