In hospital, being treated for depression, and believing she did not have a future, Suzanne Hoddy started spending money on family and friends.It was the 33-year-old's second hospital admission, having experienced periods of acute mental health problems.She was...read more
Uber has said it will link pay for some senior executives to progress made toward improving diversity.Diversity will be used as one "key metric" to assess performance and determine executive compensation for senior leaders, the firm said. The policy also sets a target...read more
The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in a series of racially charged tweets have dismissed his remarks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib urged the US people "not to take...read more
After US President Donald Trump told four US congresswomen of colour to "go back" to the countries "from which they came", some Americans have been sharing their own experiences of hearing that kind of language.One BBC reader said the incident was reminiscent of an...read more
The six people had missed warning signs posted before their plunge at a state park in Pennsylvania.read more
Former world champion Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker has died after being hit by a vehicle in the US, police have said.The 55-year-old, who won gold at the Olympics in 1984, was pronounced dead in Virginia on Sunday night.Whitaker was a world champion in four divisions...read more
The governor of Puerto Rico is facing calls to resign over a group text message scandal that has already caused two top officials to leave their posts.Governor Ricardo Rosselló's leaked text conversations with members of his administration revealed sexist, profane and...read more
Scammers are being targeted by a new tool for UK Facebook users that allows the reporting of fake adverts.The feature came about after Martin Lewis, founder of the MoneySavingExpert website, sued over his name and photo being used on fake Facebook adverts.In return...read more
China's economic growth slowed in the second quarter to its weakest pace since the early 1990s, official figures showed. In the three months to June, the economy grew 6.2% from a year earlier. The result was in line with forecasts. China has moved to stimulate its...read more
US President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen.He claimed the women "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe", before suggesting they "go back".He then said...read more
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