UCF sues over defects to football stadium – Orlando Sentinel

The University of Central Florida’s football stadium has some problems, according to a construction-defect lawsuit the school filed against architects and contractors. Nicknamed the Bounce House when it opened a decade ago because it shifted slightly as fans jumped in unison, the venue’s metal framing for seating now has “defects and deficiencies” according to the […]

Cameroon bans pro-independence rallies in Anglophone area

Cameroon bans pro-independence rallies in Anglophone area

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists accuse the government of using excessive force to end protests Cameroon has banned public meetings and travel in a mainly English-speaking region ahead of a protest to demand independence for the area. The South-West region’s border with Nigeria has also been shut to block “infiltration” by people threatening Cameroon’s […]

Iraq halts international flights to Kurdistan Region

Iraq halts international flights to Kurdistan Region

Media captionPassengers in Irbil give their views on the flight ban Iraq’s central government has suspended international flights to and from the Kurdistan Region, as pressure mounts after Monday’s independence referendum. Baghdad had said only domestic flights would be allowed from 18:00 (15:00 GMT) unless the Kurds handed over control of Irbil and Sulaimaniya airports. […]

Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll into Barcelona to defend vote

Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll into Barcelona to defend vote

Media captionTractors have gathered in Barcelona to show support for the referendum Columns of tractors waving the lone-star flag of Catalan independence are converging on the region’s towns to defend Sunday’s banned referendum. Supporters cheered as a column of vehicles, dubbed a Tractorada, rolled into the capital, Barcelona, streaming past the famous Sagrada Familia church. […]

Social media warned to crack down on hate speech

Social media warned to crack down on hate speech

Image copyright Getty Images The EU is urging social networks to be more proactive in both preventing and swiftly removing hate speech. It has produced a list of guidelines that include the increased use of automation to stop removed content being reposted, and removing flagged content more quickly. Tech firms will be monitored by the […]

Apple Macs and PCs at risk from boot bug

Apple Macs and PCs at risk from boot bug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Machines get help to start or “boot” via their EFI Apple Mac computers are being exposed to security risks because core software is outdated, research suggests. Duo Security found that 4.2% of the 74,000 Macs it tested ran insecure versions of software that helps get the machines running. It said […]

Henry Bolton elected UKIP leader

Henry Bolton elected UKIP leader

Image copyright Getty Images Henry Bolton has been elected UKIP leader – the party’s fourth in just over a year. The ex-soldier, who saw off a challenge from anti-Islam campaigner Anne Marie Waters, won with 30% of the vote. He told the party conference: “Brexit is our core task however, it is not the end […]

Theresa May urged to halt Universal Credit rollout

Theresa May urged to halt Universal Credit rollout

Media captionDame Louise Casey compares the government’s Universal Credit welfare plan to “jumping over a cliff” Families could be left homeless and destitute if Theresa May insists on pressing ahead with Universal Credit, a former top adviser has warned. Dame Louise Casey urged the prime minister to pause the rollout of the new benefit system […]

Brexit: Miracle needed to advance talks, says Juncker

Brexit: Miracle needed to advance talks, says Juncker

Image caption Mr Juncker, a critic of Brexit, regularly expresses scepticism about the state of talks It would take a “miracle” for Brexit talks to progress quickly enough to persuade the EU to start discussing trade soon, a top official has said. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed progress had been made between the two […]

Scores of Tory MPs join energy cap call

Scores of Tory MPs join energy cap call

Image copyright PA Seventy-six Conservative MPs have backed calls for Theresa May to press ahead with a cap on energy prices. In May, Mrs May told the Sun she would, if re-elected, introduce a cap on “unfair” price rises to help 17 million families on standard variable tariffs. But plans put forward by regulator Ofgem […]