President Trump says he will visit the prototypes and pick the winning design after the tests.
Image copyright Getty Images “Gentility of speech is at an end,” thundered an editorial in London’s City Press, in 1858. “It stinks!” The stink in question was partly metaphorical: politicians were failing to tackle an obvious problem. As its population grew, London’s system for disposing of human waste became woefully inadequate. To relieve pressure on […]
During World War Two, thousands of Japanese pilots volunteered to be kamikaze, suicidally crashing their planes in the name of their emperor. More than 70 years on, the BBC’s Mariko Oi asks what these once revered men mean to Japan’s youth. Irrational, heroic and stupid: this was what three young people in Tokyo said when […]
Image copyright Reuters Image caption A model displays the “Lesedi La Rona” diamond at Sotheby’s in New York The world’s second-largest gem-quality diamond has been sold to a London jeweller for $53m (£39.5m). Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds, bought the diamond privately after it failed to sell at an auction last year. The 1,111-carat […]