BBC

  • LONDON-Funding of £17.3m ($22m) for artificial intelligence and robotics research to be carried out by British universities is to be announced by the government. It is part of the government's digital strategy, to be published by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley on Wednesday. A report by ...

    READMORE
  • DUBROVNIK:- Police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people alleged to have used a racial slur against actor Jamie Foxx at a restaurant in Croatia. In a since-deleted Instagram post, Foxx claimed an offensive racial term was among vulgar language used by the men. Police said they ...

    READMORE
  • LOS ANGELES-Rihanna has beaten Michael Jackson’s top 10 US singles record, with her new song Love on the Brain. It’s her 30th single to get into the top of the Billboard chart and means she sits only behind The Beatles and Madonna, who is eight ahead on 38. Jackson, who died in June ...

    READMORE
  • Britany Robinson - If you listen closely, the wind whispers with stories along the Oregon Coast Trail. A hiker’s instinct is to watch their feet, scanning the ground for the next step, making subtle recalibrations to balance and stride. But here, surrounded by old growth trees that have seen ...

    READMORE
  • Los Angeles:- Former Partridge Family singer and actor David Cassidy has said he is suffering from dementia. The revelation comes after performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared physically unstable. The 66-year-old star, a teen idol in the 1970s with hits like How Can I ...

    READMORE
  • London-Guitarist Nile Rodgers has spoken of the “heart-breaking” moment that he learned George Michael had died via a news alert on his phone, while he was waiting for a text message from the singer himself about a new collaboration. The Chic star had been at George’s house just ...

    READMORE
  • MINSK:- A sports editor in Belarus has kept a promise to eat his own newspaper after incorrectly predicting the fortunes of a local ice hockey team. Vyacheslav Fedorenkov, who writes for the major Belarusian sports paper Pressball, had said that Dinamo Minsk wouldn’t make it to the play-offs ...

    READMORE
  • Washington-Opponents of US President Donald Trump know he has responded to comments about the size of his hands before. Now, some internet users have gone one step further and doctored images to make his whole body look minuscule. At 6ft 2in (187cm), Mr Trump is taller than many world leaders and ...

    READMORE
  • LONDON-A teenager who had previously only left her home county of Cornwall twice has become a global sensation after her YouTube video went viral. Daisy Clark, 18, from Newquay, received critical acclaim online when she made a cover of the song Hopelessly Devoted to you from the musical Grease. The ...

    READMORE
  • LONDON -Danny Dyer is taking a short break from EastEnders. The corporation was responding to a report in The Sun which suggested bosses were concerned about the actor looking “exhausted”. A BBC spokesman said: “Danny is on a short break from EastEnders. This was not enforced by ...

    READMORE
  • Bristol-Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of live births in the group of animals that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds. All examples of this group, known as the Archosauromorpha, lay eggs. This led some scientists to wonder whether there was something in their biology that ...

    READMORE
  • Sydney-Humans are driving the warming of the Earth 170 times faster than natural forces, according to a new mathematical formula. Scientists in Australia and Sweden have developed the equation, which assesses the impact of human activity on the climate and compares it to events such as volcanic ...

    READMORE
  • SUCRE - Bolivia has started chemical spraying in its eastern grain region to fight a plague of locusts which is endangering thousands of hectares of crops. The locusts were first reported in January and have already taken over 1,000 hectares in the province of Santa Cruz. Bolivian President Evo ...

    READMORE
  • PARIS - A businessman in southern France is suing ride-hailing company Uber over his wife’s discovery of rides he took to see his lover, his lawyer said. The man says he once requested an Uber driver from his wife’s phone. Despite logging off, the application continued to send ...

    READMORE
  • NEW YORK - An exhibit by actor Shia LaBeouf that lambasted President Donald Trump has been shut down because it had turned into “a flashpoint for violence”. The piece of performance art encouraged the public to say “He will not divide us” into a camera mounted outside the ...

    READMORE
  • LONDON:- The first comprehensive assessment of Europe’s crickets and grasshoppers has found that more than a quarter of species are being driven to extinction.  According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the insect group is the most threatened of those ...

    READMORE
  • TANZANIA-A tour guide at a Tanzanian game park has been arrested after falsely translating a tourist’s comments about the country and its people. In a widely circulated video clip, the guide says in Swahili that the tourist wants Tanzanians to stop “complaining” about hunger. The ...

    READMORE
  • LONDON-Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband, award-winning actor George, are expecting twins, Matt Damon has confirmed. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight Canada, the actor explained Clooney had told him the news while they were working together last autumn. Damon said: ...

    READMORE
  • LONDON-Zayn Malik has defended his girlfriend Gigi Hadid in a single tweet after her sister Bella posted a Snapchat video of her. In it, Gigi holds up a Buddha-shaped cookie, squints her eyes and smiles. Bella has since deleted it after fans called the model racist against Asians. But it’s ...

    READMORE
  • Beijing-More than 500 members of one Chinese family have posed for the ultimate family photo. The pictures were taken at a Ren family reunion at Shishe village in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang. It was held last week during the Lunar New Year period, which is usually marked by the ...

    READMORE
  • LOS ANGELES- Amy Adams may have missed out on an Oscar nod for her critically acclaimed turn in Arrival but the Empire awards have come good for the Hollywood star. Adams is up against Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga, Emma Stone and Felicity Jones in the best actress category. Jones’ nomination ...

    READMORE
  • LOS ANGELES-Beyonce will perform at this year’s Grammys complete with that twin baby bump, according to her dad Mathew. In an interview with a US TV show, he said the star sounds “tired” because she’s been working on the performance. He also said he was “shocked” ...

    READMORE
  • TORONTO:-Singer Michael Buble has said his son Noah’s cancer treatment is “progressing well”, three months after the three-year-old was diagnosed. The Canadian star and his Argentine model and actress wife Luisana Lopilato issued an upbeat update on Friday. “We are so ...

    READMORE
  • NEW DELHI-US and Indian scientists say a mystery illness that killed more than 100 children a year in northern India was caused by eating lychees on an empty stomach. For more than two decades, apparently healthy children in a region of Bihar suffered sudden seizures and lost consciousness. Almost ...

    READMORE
  • LOS ANGELES-Drake is promising to refund 20,000 fans after Travis Scott fell into a hole on stage at his gig at the O2 in London. The 24-year-old was joining the Canadian as a special guest on his Boy Meets World tour. He was performing Goosebumps when he tripped into the cavity in the middle of ...

    READMORE
  • WASHINGTON-A small but distinctive signal in X-rays from the Milky Way could be key to proving the existence of dark matter. That is the claim of US scientists who analysed the energy spectrum of X-rays gathered by Nasa’s Chandra satellite. They more X-ray photons with an energy of about ...

    READMORE
  • LOS ANGELES-Ben Affleck has pulled out of directing the upcoming standalone Batman film. The A-lister will still produce and star in the as yet unnamed film but said in a statement he and Warner Bros were looking for a new director. “It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level ...

    READMORE
  • SINGAPORE-A woman has filed a complaint with German police alleging she was told to squeeze her breast at airport security to prove she was lactating. Gayathiri Bose told the BBC she was “humiliated” by the experience and would explore formal legal action. She said police at Frankfurt ...

    READMORE
  • LONDON-The inventors of digital cameras have won the highest international engineering prize. This year’s £1m Queen Elizabeth Prize recognises the development of the technologies that turn light into digital signals. The Royal Academy of Engineering judging panel said the ...

    READMORE
  • LONDON-A secret network of wildlife traffickers selling baby chimpanzees has been exposed by a year-long BBC News investigation. The tiny animals are seized from the wild and sold as pets. The BBC’s research uncovered a notorious West African hub for wildlife trafficking, known as the ...

    READMORE