UK village used in ‘appalling’ US advert

UK village used in ‘appalling’ US advert

Image copyright Facebook Image caption An image of Jaywick Sands was used to create a campaign advert for Dr Nick Stella A United States congressional candidate has used a picture of a British seaside village to show what could happen if voters do not back President Trump. An advert used an image of Jaywick Sands, […]

Hawaii approves world’s biggest telescope

Hawaii approves world’s biggest telescope

Image copyright Thirty Meter Telescope Hawaii’s Supreme Court has approved construction of what will be the largest single telescope in the world on the controversial site of Mauna Kea. Work on the $1.4bn (£1bn) Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) had paused in 2015 after protests from some native Hawaiians, to whom the land is sacred. The […]

Turkey: Khashoggi was strangled immediately

Turkey: Khashoggi was strangled immediately

Image copyright PA Image caption Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was a columnist for the Washington Post Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled. The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 […]

US missionary killed in Cameroon

US missionary killed in Cameroon

Image copyright Believers Baptist Church Image caption Charles Wesco and his family had moved to Cameroon just 12 days before he was shot A US missionary has been killed in Cameroon about two weeks after moving there with his wife and eight children. Charles Wesco was in a car with his wife, son, another missionary […]

Inquiry over French babies missing limbs

Inquiry over French babies missing limbs

Image copyright AFP Image caption A cluster of birth defect cases was initially dismissed, but several more have now emerged France has launched a national investigation into the number of babies being born with missing arms or hands – weeks after an initial inquiry closed. The first investigation began after it emerged more than a […]

Teen dies in blast at Russian security HQ

Teen dies in blast at Russian security HQ

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The boy, pictured on CCTV, was later named by local media as Mikhail Zhlobitsky A 17-year-old has died of his wounds after detonating explosives in an office of Russia’s FSB federal security service in the north-western city of Arkhangelsk, officials say. Three FSB employees were hurt when the explosives went […]

Kanye West says he’s quitting politics

Kanye West says he’s quitting politics

Image copyright Getty Images Kanye West says he’s “distancing” himself from politics. On Twitter the rapper claims he’s being “used to spread messages I don’t believe in.” He has been a vocal supporter of President Trump but this decision appears to centre around a campaign he was linked to known as Blexit. Run by Conservative […]

Bullet train firm ends ‘scary’ safety drill

Bullet train firm ends ‘scary’ safety drill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Japan has one of the world’s most reliable railways and is known for its Shinkansen bullet trains A Japanese railway firm has stopped an unusual training drill that required employees to crouch in tunnels while trains rushed past to “feel” the wind speed. The West Japan Railway said the […]