Khashoggi murder ‘planned days in advance" – Turkey’s Erdogan

Media captionRecep Tayyip Erdogan says many questions need to be answered The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told MPs from his ruling party. He said Turkey had strong evidence Khashoggi was killed in a premeditated and “savage” murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul […]

Palestinian forces routinely arresting and torturing critics – HRW

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Palestinian Authority said its security forces were committed to upholding the law The Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank and Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip routinely arrest and torture peaceful critics and opponents, Human Rights Watch says. A report based on interviews with former detainees alleges […]

Khashoggi murder ‘planned days in advance" – Turkey’s Erdogan

Media captionRecep Tayyip Erdogan says many questions need to be answered The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told MPs from his ruling party. He said Turkey had strong evidence Khashoggi was killed in a premeditated and “savage” murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul […]

Poisoned baby food: German jailed for attempted murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The contaminated baby food was said to contain enough toxic liquid to kill a child A man who contaminated adult and baby food in Germany has been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison for attempted murder and extortion. The 54-year-old admitted placing poisoned jars of food in supermarkets and […]

Shipwreck found in Black Sea is ‘world’s oldest intact’

Image copyright Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions Image caption The ship was surveyed and digitally mapped by two remote underwater vehicles A Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found lying on its side off the Bulgarian coast. The 23m (75ft) wreck, found in the Black Sea by an Anglo-Bulgarian team, is […]

London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee

Image copyright PA Image caption Uber decorated a car in greenery to promote the electric-power fee Uber is planning to add a surcharge to all fares booked via its app in London to help its drivers buy electric vehicles. The fee, expected to be 15p per mile, will be introduced “early” in 2019. Uber said […]

Linus Torvalds returns to head Linux coding community

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Torvalds had a reputation for sending rude emails to fellow developers Linux founder Linus Torvalds has returned from a month of “reflection” to his job as chief developer of the widely used operating system. Mr Torvalds stepped back from heading core development of Linux following accusations of bullying […]

‘Instagram used more than Snapchat’ by US teens

Image copyright Getty Images/Snap/Facebook Image caption This is the first time Piper Jaffray’s survey has placed Instagram ahead of Snapchat in recent years Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used social media app among US teens, according to a study. A total of 8,600 teenagers were surveyed for investment bank Piper Jaffray’s twice-annual look […]

World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Media captionFlying over the world’s longest sea bridge Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge cost about $20bn […]

Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump says Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, which he has threatened to abandon President Donald Trump has warned that the US will bolster its nuclear arsenal to put pressure on Russia and China. Speaking to reporters, he repeated his belief that Russia has violated the […]

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