Should Airbnb ban customers it disagrees with?

Image copyright Getty Images Organisers behind a white nationalist rally in Virginia are outraged after home-sharing company Airbnb kicked off users affiliated with the event. Airbnb confirmed it was quietly cancelling accounts of those travelling to Charlottesville to attend the “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday. The company cited its discrimination policy, but users decried […]

Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chantek was being treated for progressive heart disease, Zoo Atlanta said An orangutan who was one of the first apes to learn sign language has died in Atlanta, Georgia, aged 39. Chantek lived with an anthropologist in Tennessee for about nine years and learned to clean his room, make and […]

Tillerson warns of US-Russian ‘serious mistrust’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tillerson spoke to Lavrov on the sidelines of a regional summit in the Philippines The US secretary of state has warned Russia’s foreign minister of “serious mistrust” between the two nations due to Moscow’s US election interference. Rex Tillerson said Russia’s actions had damaged the relationship, but added it’s […]

Toronto police officer buys shoplifter suit he tried to steal

Image copyright CP24 Image caption The officer’s sergeant told the BBC that Niran Jeyanesan was a positive role model A shoplifter in Toronto who was caught stealing an outfit for a job interview was given a second chance by the police officer who came to arrest him. Constable Niran Jeyanesan told CP24 that Walmart staff […]

9/11 victim identified 16 years on

Image copyright Getty Images Another victim of the 11 September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City has been identified, according to the city medical examiner. The male victim is the 1,641st person to be identified out of a total of 2,753 people who died in the attack. His identity – […]

Mike Pence denies planning 2020 presidential bid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Pence said the report was an attempt to divide the Trump administration US Vice-President Mike Pence has dismissed as “disgraceful and offensive” a report suggesting he is preparing a run for president in 2020. The New York Times said a “shadow campaign” had been set up by some Republicans […]

Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended over ‘lewd messages’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eric Bolling is a long-time host at Fox News US television network Fox News has suspended one of its presenters after he was accused of sending lewd photographs to three female co-workers. Eric Bolling, a long-time host at the network, allegedly sent the messages on separate occasions several years […]

World Championships 2017: Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in 100m final

Media playback is not supported on this device Gatlin wins 100m gold as Bolt finishes third Justin Gatlin tore up Usain Bolt’s farewell script as he stole world 100m gold with the run of his long and controversial career. Bolt was left with only a bronze in his final individual 100m race as 21-year-old Christian […]