India mourns former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee

India mourns former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee

Image caption Thousands lined the streets to pay their respects Tributes have been pouring in for former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who has died aged 93. Vajpayee was being treated for age-related illnesses in capital Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects during his funeral procession amid […]

Google employees criticise ‘censored China search engine’

Google employees criticise ‘censored China search engine’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new search app would block search terms like human rights and religion Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a “censored search engine” in China. They said the project raised “urgent moral and ethical questions” and urged the firm to […]

Hunt clarifies no-deal comments: UK ‘would survive’

Hunt clarifies no-deal comments: UK ‘would survive’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The foreign secretary has been visiting Denmark, Latvia and Finland Jeremy Hunt has clarified his comments about a no-deal Brexit, saying Britain “would survive and prosper” – but it would be a “big mistake for Europe”. On Thursday he told ITV News a “messy” no-deal Brexit “would be a mistake […]

US military parade ordered by Trump postponed ‘to 2019’

US military parade ordered by Trump postponed ‘to 2019’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The US put on a grand military spectacle back in 1991, when troops were celebrating victory in the first Gulf War President Trump’s plans for a Veterans Day military parade through the streets of Washington DC have been delayed until at least 2019. Mr Trump was impressed by France’s […]

China ‘training for strikes’ on US targets

China ‘training for strikes’ on US targets

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Chinese Liberation Army is being reformed China’s military “is likely training for strikes” against US and allied targets in the Pacific, a Pentagon report warns. The annual report to Congress says China is increasing its ability to send bomber planes further afield. The report highlights its increasing military capability, […]

US military parade ordered by Trump postponed ‘to 2019’

US military parade ordered by Trump postponed ‘to 2019’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The US put on a grand military spectacle back in 1991, when troops were celebrating victory in the first Gulf War President Trump’s plans for a Veterans Day military parade through the streets of Washington DC have been delayed until at least 2019. Mr Trump was impressed by France’s […]

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Media caption‘Relief my son turned to vaping’ – Norman Lamb Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by a committee of MPs. Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes should be made available on prescription to help more people […]

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some low-carb diets are rich in animal fats and proteins A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests. Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses. But […]

‘Painful wait’ for miscarriage support on Welsh NHS

‘Painful wait’ for miscarriage support on Welsh NHS

Image caption Jessica Evans has one son, but has also suffered four miscarriages A mother who has lost four babies in four years is calling for greater support from the Welsh NHS for women who suffer recurrent miscarriages. Jessica Evans said she suffered a “harrowing experience” after she was refused a referral to a specialist […]

Opt-out donation plan ‘will not increase donors’

Opt-out donation plan ‘will not increase donors’

Image copyright NHSBT Image caption More than 5,000 people are currently on the waiting list for a transplant in England An opt-out organ donation register in England may not increase the number of organs because grieving relatives could be less sure what their loved ones had wanted, a study suggests. Under the opt-out system, planned […]