US & World

Novartis case: Greek MPs to probe alleged bribery

Image copyright EPA Image caption PM Alexis Tsipras and others voted after a marathon session The Greek parliament has voted to investigate 10 prominent politicians, including two ex-prime ministers, over allegations they allowed bribery by the Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis. Under Greek law, only parliament can investigate its own members and lift their immunity. The […]


Consultants criticise 'catastrophic' rise in 12-hour A&E waits

Image caption Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, where January was typically pressured Emergency consultants say the rise in patients waiting more than 12 hours to be seen at A&E is “catastrophic” and “unacceptable and shocking”. There were 5,111 patients with the longest waits in January – 36% more than in the same month in 2017. […]

'Anti-depressants help me function'

India doctors remove world's 'largest brain tumour'

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work


Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Redbox has thousands of movie rental booths around the US Disney has lost a bid to stop movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its films. Redbox bought Disney movies on DVD to offer for rental in its kiosks. The DVDs were often bundled with a code […]

The next CS:GO Major Championship to be held in London

Elon Musk quits AI ethics research group

Game helps players spot 'fake news'


SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders

Image copyright SPACEX Image caption The early morning launch had to go off at a very specific time SpaceX launched again on Thursday – this time to put a Spanish radar satellite above the Earth. But there was a lot of interest also in the mission’s secondary payloads – a couple of spacecraft the Californian […]


Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers

Image caption Beaker pottery starts to appear in Britain around 4,500 years ago The ancient population of Britain was almost completely replaced by newcomers about 4,500 years ago, a study shows. The findings mean modern Britons trace just a small fraction of their ancestry to the people who built Stonehenge. The astonishing result comes from […]


Government loses clean air court case

Image copyright PA Campaigners have won a third High Court victory over the UK government’s plans to tackle air pollution. Mr Justice Garnham said the Government plan was “unlawful” and that more action was needed in Wales and 45 English local authority areas. He said the Environment Secretary had to ensure that in each of […]