Scooter firms get a lesson in manners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The big players in Scooters – backed by Uber, Google and others – are expanding around the world The scooters first descended on San Francisco like bees on a hot dog stand roof: they caused annoyance, inconvenience and fascination – before ultimately having to be cleaned up by city […]

Astronauts tackle leak on space station

Astronauts tackle leak on space station

Image copyright NASA Image caption The Russian Soyuz spacecraft (L) brought a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) in June Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are having to deal with an air leak from a possible collision. It has been traced to a small hole in a capsule that was used […]

Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump has been embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade battle on several fronts in recent months President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the body fails to change the way it treats America. “If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw […]

US condemns Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US condemns Harvard over ‘racial bias’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has criticised Harvard University over its admissions process, saying it uses “racial balancing” to select students. The DoJ has weighed in on a civil lawsuit challenging Harvard’s use of race in the […]

US man ‘threatened to shoot’ reporters

US man ‘threatened to shoot’ reporters

Image copyright CBS Image caption Mr Chain was arrested in his California home by a Swat team on Thursday The FBI has arrested a man accused of making threatening calls to a newspaper that criticised President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media. The FBI says Robert Chain, 68, called the Boston Globe about a dozen […]

Actor Gérard Depardieu accused of rape

Actor Gérard Depardieu accused of rape

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gérard Depardieu at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young actress, judicial sources say. He denies the allegations “absolutely”, his lawyer told AFP news agency. The allegations against the 69-year-old were formally made to police by […]

Sarah Palin ‘excluded from McCain funeral’

Sarah Palin ‘excluded from McCain funeral’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Palin was chosen by McCain exactly ten years ago on Thursday Sarah Palin, the ex-Alaska governor who served as John McCain’s running mate when he ran for president in 2008, is reportedly banned from his funeral. According to US media, the request to Mrs Palin – who Senator McCain […]

A notorious Apple blog may have just published a leaked photo of the new iPhone

A notorious Apple blog may have just published a leaked photo of the new iPhone

Apple sent out invitations to an event on its campus on September 12, where it’s expected to release new iPhones and new Apple Watch models. Notorious Apple blog 9to5Mac may have just spoiled the party. On Thursday, it published what it said was an actual marketing photo for two new iPhone devices: 9to5Mac reported that […]

Multiple fatalities reported in New Mexico Greyhound bus crash

Multiple fatalities reported in New Mexico Greyhound bus crash

An aerial view of the bush crash in New Mexico. Reuters At least four people were killed in a crash involving a Greyhound bus and a semi-truck in McKinley County, New Mexico on Thursday afternoon, local law-enforcement officials said. New Mexico State Police said the semi-truck experienced a tire blowout and crossed into oncoming traffic, […]

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