US & World

Charlottesville: James Alex Fields Jr faces life in prison

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Fields is said to have Nazi sympathies A man suspected of killing a woman near a white supremacist rally in Virginia in August is facing a possible life sentence after charges against him were upgraded to first-degree murder. Charges against James Alex Fields Jr were confirmed in an emotional […]

Health

Disabled man's cancer care criticised

Image caption Ian’s family were told he was dying The failure to offer a learning disabled young man cancer treatment has been described as a shocking example of health inequalities by charities. Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC. Ian, 35, who […]

Talking openly

Almost half of under 25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

Technology

Million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds

Image copyright AFP Image caption Decent broadband can be hard to find in some rural areas, said Ofcom The UK’s digital divide has narrowed but more than one million homes and offices still struggle to get good broadband, says an Ofcom report. The Connected Nations report found that about 4% of properties cannot get a […]

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat

AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news

Science/Nature

Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

Image copyright Tom Uhlman Image caption Ipuh at the Cincinnati Zoo Scientists have decoded the genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros – one of the most threatened mammals on Earth. Its genetic blueprint shows that populations have been in decline for a very long time. The rhino’s troubles began during the last Ice Age, when its […]

Science/Nature

Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere

If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China. Source link

Science/Nature

Star system has record eight exoplanets

Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: the Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our Solar System in number of planets Nasa has found a distant star circled by eight planets, equal to the complement in our own Solar System. It’s the largest number of worlds ever discovered in a planetary system outside our […]