Storm Nate: Hurricane heads to New Orleans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Costa Rica is among central American countries hit by storm Nate US states in the Gulf of Mexico are again on a state of alert as Hurricane Nate heads towards them. Parts of the city of New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago, are being evacuated. Nate killed […]

Journalist Kim Wall’s head found in sea near Copenhagen

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Wall (right) went missing after boarding Peter Madsen’s submarine (left) The head of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has been found, two months after she disappeared on a trip with a Danish submariner, Danish police say. Divers found bags containing her head, legs and clothing in Koge Bay, just south […]

Trump rolls back access to free birth control

Media captionWill Trump let Obamacare ‘implode’? Donald Trump’s government has issued a ruling that allows employers to opt out of providing free birth control to millions of Americans. The rule allows employers and insurers to decline to provide birth control if doing so violates their “religious beliefs” or “moral convictions”. Fifty-five million women benefited from […]

New York City: ‘Islamic State attack plot’ is revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Security is always tight around Times Square in the centre of New York A jihadist plot to attack New York City including Times Square and the subway system was foiled with the help of an undercover FBI agent, officials say. One man in the US and two others in […]

Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Media captionBerit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, announces the winner. The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican). Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group’s “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. “We live in a world where […]

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with solar

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Musk says his solar storage technology is scalable for Puerto Rico’s needs Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico’s shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology. The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane […]

Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Image copyright Getty Images British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. The novelist was praised by the Swedish Academy as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. His most famous novels The Remains of the […]

Las Vegas killer’s girlfriend in US

Image caption US police have said the woman, a former casino employee, was living with Paddock in Nevada The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock has arrived in the United States, where she is wanted for questioning. Marilou Danley, who was in the Philippines, was met by federal agents when she landed in Los […]

Amazon and Apple hit by EU tax crackdown

Image copyright Alamy The European Union has launched a fresh crackdown against tech giants Amazon and Apple over tax avoidance. Amazon has been ordered to repay €250m (£221m; $293m) in back taxes after the European Commission said it had been given an unfair tax deal in Luxembourg. The Commission also plans to take Ireland to […]

Making a Murderer: Steven Avery is denied a retrial

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The lawyer for Steven Avery (above) argues that he has been framed in the case A US man whose murder conviction was the focus of the popular Netflix series Making A Murderer has been denied a new trial by a Wisconsin judge. She ruled that Steven Avery had failed “to […]