Trump and Iran’s Rouhani trade angry threats

Trump and Iran’s Rouhani trade angry threats

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Donald Trump fired off a capitalised tweet warning Iran’s President Rouhani to “BE CAUTIOUS!” US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have traded hostile warnings, amid rising tensions between the two countries. Mr Trump tweeted that Iran “will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have […]

Israelis demand equal gay surrogacy rights

Israelis demand equal gay surrogacy rights

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters gathered in Tel Aviv’s central Rabin Square Tens of thousands of Israeli protesters have rallied in Tel Aviv against a law denying surrogacy to gay couples and single fathers. Demonstrators held their gathering in the central Rabin Square, and at one point briefly blocked a major motorway. At least […]

Full-fibre broadband pledge for new homes

Full-fibre broadband pledge for new homes

Image copyright Getty Images Full-fibre broadband should be fitted as standard in all new homes, the government has said. The proposal comes as part of a new national telecoms strategy drawn up by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Under its targets, all of the UK will have full-fibre broadband coverage by […]

Elon Musk’s farting unicorn fight settled

Elon Musk’s farting unicorn fight settled

Image copyright Elon Musk Image caption Elon Musk tweeted a picture of Tom Edwards’ mug in February 2017 Tesla boss Elon Musk has reached an agreement with a Colorado potter who accused the billionaire of using his farting unicorn without permission. Tom Edwards did not specify what exactly had been agreed – saying only that […]

Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections’

Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US mid-term elections will take place on 6 November At least three congressional candidates have been targeted by hackers ahead of the US mid-term elections, according to Microsoft. Tom Burt, an executive at the firm, made the revelation during a security conference panel in Colorado. The three candidates appear […]

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for crackdown on vaccine industry

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for crackdown on vaccine industry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China has seen a number of incidents involving medicine safety in recent years Authorities in China have ordered an investigation into a vaccination scandal as panic grows over product safety. Last week vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co was found to have falsified production data for its rabies vaccine. The […]

Brexit deal: Let’s get on with it, says Theresa May

Brexit deal: Let’s get on with it, says Theresa May

Image copyright PA The prime minister has said it is time to “get on with” reaching a Brexit deal as she and other cabinet ministers try to sell their plan for it in Europe. Theresa May will meet the Austrian chancellor and Czech and Estonian prime ministers this week. She said both sides know “the […]

Labour facing showdown over anti-Semitism policy

Labour facing showdown over anti-Semitism policy

Image copyright PA Jewish Labour MPs will urge the rest of the Parliamentary Labour Party to accept a more thorough definition of anti-Semitism at a meeting later. The move follows criticism that its new code of conduct does not go far enough. The new guidelines, rubber-stamped last week, do not adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance […]

American student makes 3D arm for County Durham girl

Chloe Smith, eight, had meningitis as a baby which caused development problems with her arms and legs. Her family appealed for help on Twitter and it was spotted by American student Edward Whipple. The 12-year-old student created a 3D-printed arm for Chloe and travelled from Miami to County Durham hand it over himself. American student […]

US ‘duck boat’ survivor describes ‘life-changing’ ordeal

A woman who says she lost nine members of her family when a tour boat sank in a Missouri lake on Thursday has been describing her ordeal. Seventeen people died when the boat capsized during a thunderstorm on Table Rock Lake, which is popular with tourists. Tia Coleman is one of two in her family […]

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