Monday, April 22, 2019
At least 11 people have died after an amphibious "duck boat" carrying tourists sank in stormy weather in the US state of Missouri, police say. The vessel was carrying about 30 people on Table Rock Lake, a popular tourist attraction...
A British couple have been found dead at their home in Jamaica - with police believing they were murdered.Charlie and Gayle Anderson, 74 and 71, had retired to the Caribbean island after living in Manchester. They had four grandchildren and...
Skywatchers around the world have witnessed the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st Century. As it rose, during this total eclipse, Earth's natural satellite turned a striking shade of red or ruddy brown. The "totality" period, where light from the...
Web giants are breathing a sigh of relief following a vote against overhauling the EU's copyright law by MEPs. Google, Facebook and other tech firms would have been forced to share more of their revenues with publishers and artists had...
Fourteen people have died in a blast which rocked Kabul airport shortly after Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum returned from self-imposed exile, according to police. Gen Dostum was unhurt in the attack on a square he had just passed through. He...
Researchers have discovered the oldest-known European illustrations of an Australasian cockatoo, in a manuscript from the 13th Century. Four drawings of the white bird were found in a falconry book once owned by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. The book...
Two children and their great-grandmother are among five people to have died in a raging wildfire in northern California, reports say. Two firefighters died on Thursday, 17 people are missing and tens of thousands have fled their homes. The fires in...
UK engineers will design a robot that can retrieve rock samples on Mars so they can be sent to Earth for study. The European Space Agency is issuing contracts to industry to spec the technology needed for what will be...
SpaceX has sent the first robot with artificial intelligence - nicknamed the "flying brain" - to the International Space Station. Genetically identical mice for research purposes and super-strength coffee for the crew were also blasted off, packed into a Dragon...
You try to be virtuous, wiping the curdling yoghurt off a plastic pot, then putting it in the recycling bin. Perhaps you envisage the pot eventually re-incarnated as a frisbee or maybe even a plastic bench. But don’t rest easy. Your...
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