• 24 May 2019 Related TopicsHollywood sexual harassment scandal Image copyright Getty Images Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein and his former studio's board members have reached a tentative deal with some of the women who accuse him of sexual misconduct, US media report.Lawyers said the settlement to resolve civil lawsuits and compensate alleged victims was worth about $44m (£34.7m)....

  • Iran police arrest 30 at private yoga class By Dhruti Shah BBC News 24 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The arrested people (not pictured) were said by a law official to be wearing inappropriate outfits Thirty people taking part in a yoga session have been arrested during a private class in Iran, reports suggest, causing a buzz across the country's social media.They were...

  • 24 May 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe abortion battle explained in three minutesThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood, an abortion and healthcare provider, have sued Alabama over its ban on abortion.The groups called the "extreme" law a "manmade public health emergency".The ban, which offers no exceptions for rape or incest, was...

  • By Rozina Sini Washington DC 24 May 2019 Image copyright Jeff Greenberg/Getty Image caption The Museum of Fine Arts has apologised for the "challenging and unacceptable experiences" The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has apologised after a teacher alleged her group of pupils suffered racist language and treatment during a visit. Marvelyne Lamy said staff had followed the black and other minority 12...

  • By Helier Cheung BBC News 24 May 2019 Image copyright AFP PHOTO / PROJECT POSSIBLE Image caption Nepal issued 381 permits at $11,000 each for this spring's climbing season If you imagine the summit of Mount Everest, you might picture a quiet, snowy peak far from civilisation.But a striking photo, taken by mountaineer Nirmal Purja, shows how the reality can be a lot more crowded.Mr Purja's photo...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fire ripped through tuition classes in the western state of Gujarat At least 17 students have died as a fire ripped through their classrooms in India, officials said. Students were seen jumping and falling from the building in the western city of Surat as black smoke billowed from windows. Most of the victims were teenagers who had been...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption The injured were taken to hospital A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the centre of the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring 13 people.Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street, including a girl aged eight, appear to have suffered superficial injuries.Police are hunting a cyclist who was seen leaving the parcel outside a bakery on a...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption The US deployed an aircraft carrier to the Gulf earlier this month The US is to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East to counter the "ongoing threat posed by Iranian forces", the acting defence secretary says.Congress has been notified about the plans, Patrick Shanahan said in a statement. Fighter jets, drones and other weaponry will also be...

  • 24 May 2019 Related TopicsEuropean elections 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prime minister said the failure to deliver Brexit was a matter of "deep regret"President Emmanuel Macron of France has urged "swift clarification" on Brexit after the resignation of UK Prime Minister Theresa May. He stressed the need to "maintain the smooth functioning of the EU", as...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright O.B. Buell/Library and Archives Canada Image caption Chief Poundmaker Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has exonerated a Cree leader who was convicted in 1885 on a charge of "treason-felony". Chief Poundmaker was wrongfully accused as being one of the instigators in a brief rebellion against the Canadian government. He is now remembered as a diplomat and...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Street beggars say children attract more sympathy from passers-by, earning them more money Uganda's capital Kampala has passed a law to ban giving money or food to children living on the streets.Kampala's Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, said the law aimed to curb the commercial and sexual exploitation of children.According to government...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File image of elderly woman A 102-year-old woman is suspected of having murdered her 92-year-old neighbour in a French retirement home.The suspected killer is now in a psychiatric hospital. Earlier she told one of the carers that she had "killed someone", a prosecutor said.A carer at the home in Chézy-sur-Marne, northern France, found...

  • Killer tornado hurls US elderly couple from home 23 May 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTornado damage in MissouriA tornado has killed three people in the US state of Missouri, including an elderly couple who were hurled hundreds of feet from their home.All three fatalities were in Golden City. Another tornado carved a three-mile swathe of destruction through the...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Mark Wilson/Getty images Image caption Speaker Pelosi said she is concerned for President Trump's wellbeing and that of the country The US House of Representatives' Democratic leader has questioned President Donald Trump's fitness for office, calling for an "intervention".Speaker Nancy Pelosi also said she was concerned for the president's wellbeing, a day after he...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption John Walker Lindh expressed regret for joining the Taliban in 2002, but people have raised doubts about this contrition John Walker Lindh - the so-called "American Taliban" - has been released from prison, a move Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared "unconscionable".Lindh served 17 years of a 20-year sentence after he was captured in 2001...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright AFP The US justice department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK.The latest charges accuse him of receiving and unlawfully publishing the names of classified sources.He was previously charged last month on one count of conspiring with ex-intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to the...

  • 23 May 2019 Related TopicsIndia elections 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionModi supporters celebrate after a vote which had been widely viewed as a referendum on the prime ministerPrime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a "historic mandate" of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election."We all...

  • 22 May 2019 Image copyright George County Police/Mississippi House A Mississippi state lawmaker has been arrested accused of drunkenly assaulting his wife because she was taking too long to undress for sex.Doug McLeod, 58, was arrested on Saturday night in George County on a minor domestic violence charge.His fellow Republicans in the state said Mr McLeod should resign immediately if the claims...

  • By Helier Cheung BBC News 22 May 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joe Biden described Kim Jong-un as a "tyrant" on Saturday North Korean state media had strong words for Joe Biden - the former US vice-president and current presidential candidate - on Wednesday.Mr Biden had "gone reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power", a commentary on the news website KCNA said.He was "an...

  • Iranian singer gets summons over solo performance By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring 22 May 2019 Image copyright Negar Moazzam/Instagram Image caption Negar Moazzam initially uploaded the video to her Instagram account A female singer in Iran has been summoned to appear in court after performing solo in public, according to media reports. Negar Moazzam sang for a group of...