BBC pay: Male presenters could face wage cut – BBC News

BBC pay: Male presenters could face wage cut – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC executive James Purnell says "quite a lot of men" have taken pay cuts already Asked if he expected more male, on-air talent to take a pay cut, he responded: "I'm not going to start negotiating live on air, but that's clearly one of the levers we can pull, and we have been doing that."Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said stars should be conscious "how this looks in public", while Labour MP

Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News

Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News
A recent survey of workers in Shirebrook, to which 3,300 people responded, had showed that an "overwhelming majority" of people in the warehouse "currently feel they are treated with respect", he added.Staff had elected the company's first UK workers' representative and Mr Hellawell said he had "no doubt" their "contribution will prove invaluable to the board as the Sports Direct family continues to move forward together".'Selfridges of Sport'Sports Direct, which has been without a chief financial officer since last

News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News

News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News
Hello. Here's your morning briefing: Brexit progress reportBrexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will give an update later on how talks in Brussels are going. Officials have been discussing citizens' rights, the Irish border and how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. "The Brexit negotiations appear to have been surprisingly leak-proof considering the sheer scale of the operation," says the BBC's Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly. Large rise in reported sexual

Qatar’s US ambassador: We can live under Arab embargo ‘forever’

Qatar’s US ambassador: We can live under Arab embargo ‘forever’
(CNN)Qatar's ambassador to the United States has called for an end to the ongoing "blockade" of his country by a coalition of Arab states, while defiantly stating they could live under the embargo indefinitely.The Middle East was plunged into one of its worst diplomatic crises in decades on June 5 when the four countries -- Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates -- announced they would be cutting ties to Qatar over its alleged support of terrorism.In

McCain faces his greatest battle

McCain faces his greatest battle
Washington (CNN)John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he's facing his toughest battle.He's a warrior politician who bears the scars of a lifetime of military and political campaigns and health scares on his body and across his soul. He's collected more enemies and friends than most men and is a certified national hero.Aggressive tumor removed from McCain's brainMcCain faces his greatest battleThe absolutely remarkable life of John McCainGrief, support pours in after cancer diagnosisCNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta

O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner

O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner
Los Angeles (CNN)O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight -- first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America. On Thursday, a Nevada parole board will make its recommendation, potentially opening a new chapter in a life that already includes a legacy of fame, fortune and infamy.Early years Born on July 9, 1947, Orenthal James Simpson grew up in the

In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News

In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News
Every day, some 55 million people go about their lives across England. This is a snapshot of a nation across 24 hours.Photographs will be added through the day, telling the everyday stories of the people who make up the nation. Liam Reid's family has been selling fruit and vegetables on Leicester Market since World War One. The 32-year-old gets up every morning at 5am and works six days a week. "There is a buzz ," he says.

News Daily: Trump-Putin meeting and BBC stars’ salaries – BBC News

News Daily: Trump-Putin meeting and BBC stars’ salaries – BBC News
Hello. Here's your morning briefing: Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Woman's shooting in US: Australian PM demands answersAustralia's prime minister has called on US authorities to explain how a woman, originally from Sydney, was shot to death by a policeman after calling to report a possible crime. Justine Damond, 40, died in the city of Minneapolis, reportedly while dressed in her pyjamas. "It is a shocking killing," said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, "and

Trump and Republican senators are the 53 angriest people in Washington

Trump and Republican senators are the 53 angriest people in Washington
Washington (CNN)The GOP turned into the Grouchy Old Party, as recriminations flew after the failure this week to repeal and replace Obamacare -- the greatest motivating cause of Republican voters for more than seven years.Trump, facing criticism of his own conduct in the failed effort to replace his successor's signature law, suggested simply that the Republican majority on Capitol Hill was not up to the job.Republicans will have a chance to air their frustrations Wednesday as all GOP senators

Christian man accused of killing daughter who was dating a Muslim

Christian man accused of killing daughter who was dating a Muslim
Jerusalem (CNN)An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn't approve of her relationship with a Muslim man. Henriette's family tried to bring her back home - using threats against her and her boyfriend's mother to put pressure on her to return, the indictment says. The boyfriend's mother, who was not identified in the indictment, called police to intervene on Karra's behalf. But the teenage girl refused police help, and she

Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years

Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years
(CNN)A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier. A worker found the frozen bodies of a man and a woman last week during routine maintenance. The corpses were preserved in the now receding Tsanfleuron glacier, near a slew of trendy ski resorts at 2,600 meters (8,500 feet) above sea level.

Australian PM demands answers in ‘inexplicable’ killing of Justine Ruszczyk

Australian PM demands answers in ‘inexplicable’ killing of Justine Ruszczyk
(CNN)Australia's prime minister has demanded answers to the "inexplicable" killing of an Australian-American woman shot by police in Minneapolis."I mean, how can a woman out in the street in her pyjamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that?" he said. "We are demanding answers, something clearly went tragically wrong." How Justine Ruszczyk's friend heard of her deathMayor: I wish officer would speakWho is police officer who fired shot?What we know and don't know Woman killed was to

Advertising Standards to get tough on gender stereotypes – BBC News

Advertising Standards to get tough on gender stereotypes – BBC News
In the past the ASA has banned ads on grounds of objectification, inappropriate sexualisation, and for suggesting it is desirable for young women to be unhealthily thin. But in several instances the regulator had received complaints about ads that featured sexist stereotypes or mocked people who didn't follow traditional roles, which it had not investigated or ruled against, because they were not in breach of the current guidelines. 'Over-sexualised' Femfresh shaving advert banned Rimmel ad featuring Cara Delevingne 'misled