US state is first to legalise human composting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Loved ones are given the soil to keep Washington has become the first state in the US to legalise human composting. Under the new law, people there can now…

Jamie Oliver chain collapse costs 1,000 jobs

Image copyright Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group Image caption Mr Oliver shot to fame 20 years ago Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has said he is "devastated" after his restaurant group went into administration, with 1,000 jobs…

Canada zoo owner charged with cruelty

Image copyright Humane Society International Image caption A lion in an enclosure at a Quebec zoo A Canadian zoo owner has been charged with criminal animal cruelty and the animals on the premises are being…

Argentina ex-presidents corruption trial begins

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner appears in court in Buenos Aires for the opening of her corruption trial The corruption trial of Argentina's former president, Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner, has begun…

Alexa, are you perpetrating bias?

Image caption Most smart-speaker assistants have a female voice AI-powered voice assistants with female voices are perpetuating harmful gender biases, according to a UN study. These female helpers are portrayed as "obliging and eager to…

Iranian threats put on hold, says US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the US had been "very prudent" Potential attacks by Iran have been "put on hold" by US counter-measures, acting US Defence Secretary Patrick…

First BBC TV woman newsreader dies

Image caption Nan Winton became the first woman to read the news on BBC Television in 1960 The first woman to read the news on BBC television has died at the age of 93. Nancy…