ZTE scraps ‘design our smartphone’ crowdfunding campaign

ZTE scraps ‘design our smartphone’ crowdfunding campaign

Image copyright ZTE Image caption In order to go into production, ZTE was asking for $500,000 in crowd-funding The Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has cancelled a crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone design based on ideas submitted by the public. With just over a day to go, 190 backers had pledged $36,000 (£29,000) – much less […]

Brexit: Mandelson urges Lords not to ‘throw in towel’

Media captionMandelson urges Lords to show ‘a bit of courage’ over Brexit Former Labour minister Lord Mandelson has urged peers not to “throw in the towel” when they debate legislation paving the way for Brexit. He said the Lords should amend a bill to protect the rights of EU citizens to ensure a “meaningful” vote […]

Trump holds interviews for security adviser to replace Flynn

Trump holds interviews for security adviser to replace Flynn

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward turned down the job last week US President Donald Trump is interviewing candidates for the position of national security adviser. He has selected four candidates: adviser Keith Kellogg; former UN ambassador John Bolton; Lt Gen H R McMaster; and Lt Gen Robert Caslen. The role became […]

California ‘bombogenesis’ storm pushes north

California ‘bombogenesis’ storm pushes north

Image copyright AP Image caption Vehicles trying to negotiate flooded Interstate 5 in Williams, north California, where more rain is expected A fierce storm, dubbed “bombogenesis” or “weather bomb”, has eased in southern California, while pressing on further north in the US state. Torrential rain, flash floods and mud slides wreaked havoc on Friday and […]

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

Media captionThe SpaceX rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Private rocket firm SpaceX has successfully launched a rocket carrying a cargo ship for the International Space Station following the postponement of take-off on Saturday because of technical problems. Witnesses said the rocket was only briefly visible before making its way into […]

Mosul: ‘Lining up and ready for battle’

Iraqi government forces have launched an offensive to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State. The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville is embedded with Iraqi troops and reports from near Mosul. Mosul: ‘Lining up and ready for battle’

Wrong national anthem played for gold medallists

Russian gold medal winners at the biathlon world championship in Austria had to sing the correct version of their national anthem. Aleksei Volkov, Maksim Tsvetkov, Anton Babikov, and Anton Shipulin were handed the microphone when organisers played an old version of the anthem. Wrong national anthem played for gold medallists

Sister of Paris police ‘rape victim’ speaks out

The sister of the young man who was allegedly sexually assaulted by French police, has spoken to the BBC. Eleanor has said that there will be further violence unless justice is seen to be done. The alleged assault prompted major protests across Paris. Sister of Paris police ‘rape victim’ speaks out

Where Trump’s travel ban stands – The Hill

President Trump plans to issue a new executive order on immigration next week that will be “tailored” to address the objections of a federal appeals court. But the legal battle over the controversial policy is far from over. Any new travel ban is sure to spark a fresh set of lawsuits around the country, and […]