Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

Image copyright SPACEX Image caption Artwork: The BFR would assume the roles performed by current SpaceX vehicles People will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes, rocket and car entrepreneur Elon Musk says. Mr Musk made the promise at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia. A promotional video says […]

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary ‘spent $12,000 on flight’

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary ‘spent $12,000 on flight’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ryan Zinke is a devoted horse rider A row over Trump administration officials’ use of charter flights for business trips has deepened amid reports of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s use of the costly option. Mr Zinke flew from Las Vegas to Montana last June on a private jet that […]

Iraqi Kurds decisively back independence in referendum

Iraqi Kurds decisively back independence in referendum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kurds took to the streets of Kirkuk on Monday to celebrate after voting in the referendum People living in northern Iraq voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence for the Kurdistan Region in Monday’s controversial referendum. The electoral commission said 92% of the 3.3 million Kurds and non-Kurds who cast […]

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit polls say

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit polls say

Media captionMerkel’s conservatives and right-wing nationalists rejoice German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic breakthrough in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance is set to remain the largest party in the parliament, with 32.5% of the vote. Its outgoing coalition partner, the […]

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Media captionWarriors head coach Steve Kerr: Trump comments ‘awful’ Players in the National Football League (NFL) have knelt and locked arms in a wave of protests at US President Donald Trump’s “offensive” and “divisive” comments aimed at their teammates. In a growing row with the sports world, Mr Trump insisted that players who failed to […]

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August UN agencies in Bangladesh say there has been a notable drop over the past two days in the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. But a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told the BBC […]

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump was speaking ahead of meetings with the leaders of South Korea and Japan US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. The US treasury has been authorised to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with […]

Hurricane Maria ‘leaves 15 dead in Dominica’

Hurricane Maria ‘leaves 15 dead in Dominica’

Image copyright AFP Image caption “It has been brutal,” Mr Skerrit says of the destruction in Dominica At least 15 people are dead and 20 others are missing on Dominica after Hurricane Maria, the Caribbean island’s prime minister has said. It was a miracle that the death toll was not in the hundreds, PM Roosevelt […]

Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

Media captionFootage shows children being rescued from the rubble of the collapsed school in Mexico City Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake. One is a 12-year-old girl who is believed to be sheltering under a table, but […]

L’Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

L’Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Bettencourt was the world’s 14th wealthiest person, according to Forbes magazine’s 2017 list Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L’Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed. A statement said she died at home “peacefully” overnight. With an estimated 2017 net worth of 33bn euros (£30bn; $40bn), […]

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