US & World

Nipsey Hussle: Lawyer quits over violent threats to family

Image copyright Getty Images The lawyer representing a man accused of shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle has announced he’s quitting the case. Chris Darden said it was because “threats” had been made to members of his family including his children. In April Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times outside a […]

Health

Campaign girl ‘ineligible’ for muscle wasting drug

Image copyright Katie PrescottImage caption Heidi Prescott-Booth had campaigned for the drug Spinraza to be approved for use on the NHS The family of a girl who campaigned for a drug to treat her muscle-wasting disease to be made available on the NHS said they understand she is not eligible to receive it. Heidi Prescott-Both, […]

Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination ‘a global crisis’

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol

The worst places for cancer care waits revealed

Technology

US Navy wants 350 billion social media posts

Image copyright Getty Images The US Navy is seeking to create an archive of at least 350 billion social media posts from around the world, in order to study how people talk online. The military project team has not specified which social media platform it intends to collect the data from. The posts must be […]

Scam victims to be refunded by banks

Amazon defeated Rekognition revolt by a large margin

The Google city that has angered Toronto

Science/Nature

Saving sharks: One woman’s mission to protect the hammerhead

Image copyright Edward Herreo Mision Swimming off Cocos Island in the Pacific Ocean, Ilena Zanella had her first close encounter with hammerhead sharks. As social creatures, the sharks gather in their hundreds, and soon she found herself surrounded. Easily spooked by the bubbles coming from her diving equipment, the sharks appeared shy, vulnerable and beautiful. […]

Science/Nature

Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

Image copyright Getty Images Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May said there was a “moral duty to leave this world in a better condition than what we inherited”. Cutting emissions would […]

Science/Nature

Meet Belfast’s young climate change protesters

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, young people all over the world are walking out of school in protest of climate change and Northern Ireland is no different. Gathering on a monthly basis in the Cornmarket area of Belfast these young people are hoping to make their voice heard on the issue. The UK Government declared a […]