US & World

Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe blast engulfed the area with flames and black smokeA tanker and a lorry have collided on a motorway on the outskirts of the northern Italian city of Bologna, causing a major fire and explosion.Images released by police show the tanker ploughing into the back of the lorry that had come to a stop in motorway traffic. They then caught fire,
Health

Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicki and Eleanor both managed to buy prescription-only drugs through online doctor sitesEngland's healthcare regulator is calling for a change in the law to protect patients using online doctor sites selling prescription-only drugs. It comes after a BBC Panorama investigation exposed safety concerns relating to websites using doctors from companies based outside England. The Care Quality Commission said these websites could
UK News

Music mogul Jonathan King receives police apology over failed trial

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jonathan King was accused of assaulting teenage boys Surrey Police have apologised for serious failings in their investigation into DJ Jonathan King after the collapse of his trial in June.There will be no further action against King, 73, and he will not be re-tried over alleged historical sex offences, police said.King denied 23 serious sexual assault charges against teenage boys, alleged to have
Technology

Android Pie: Slicing up Google’s new features

[ad_1] Android Pie - the ninth version of Google's mobile operating system - has launched.It introduces several features designed to encourage owners to moderate their use of their smartphones, including a new greyscale mode that kicks in at night.The chief of the firm's London engineering team, Andrei Popescu, showed off this and other innovations to the BBC's Leo Kelion.Read more [ad_2] Source link
Business

Holidaymakers hit as pound falls

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Tourists travelling overseas this summer could be in for a more expensive holiday thanks to a sharp drop in the value of the pound. Travellers are currently being offered $1.26 for each pound, according to exchange company Travelex.The pound earlier fell to its lowest level against the dollar for around 11 months.On the official foreign exchange market, the pound was down 0.6% at $1.2940, its
UK News

So-called ‘IS Beatles’ El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey dispute extradition

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInterview with so-called 'IS Beatles' duoTwo Londoners accused of being members of the Islamic State group have called into question the British government's attempt to have them tried in the United States.Speaking to the BBC from a jail in Syria, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey also denied they had been stripped of their British citizenship.The pair were captured in January.
Technology

Apple chipmaker recovers after malware attack

[ad_1] Image copyright TSMC A Taiwanese company that makes chips for Apple's iPhone is back in full production after being infected with malware at the weekend.The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) had to shut down parts of its factories. It said the attack had featured a "mutation" of the Wannacry ransomware.The manufacturing giant denied that it had been hacked and blamed an error during the installation of a new tool
Technology

Android Pie: Google adds Digital Wellbeing controls

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Android's Andrei Popescu shows off greyscale mode and other new featuresAndroid Pie - Google's latest version of its mobile operating system - has been released.The software introduces a new way to track usage of apps on a smartphone or tablet and lets limits be set, including the removal of colour from the screen at a chosen time of the day.The
Business

Indra Nooyi: ‘Everybody’s watching you’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pepsi Co chief executive Indra Nooyi in 2011 Indra Nooyi was an unusual presence at the top of the business world.An immigrant and a woman, she served as chief executive of PepsiCo for 12 years - a position that placed her among the world's most powerful corporate titans, overseeing a business that sells more than $1bn worth of products each year and includes
Entertainment

Beyonce in Vogue: ‘I’ve been through hell and back’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Beyonce says she's "been through hell and back" in Vogue's September issue.The 36-year-old singer has written about her body, pregnancy and other parts of her life for the magazine's most important issue of the year.She made headlines last week after it was revealed she'd have full control of the cover, including a self-authored essay, pictures and captions.This included recruiting 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell as the first
UK News

Seal found 17 miles inland on Somerset Levels

[ad_1] Image copyright Carl Bovis Image caption The seal "looked as happy as Larry" on the banks of the River Parrett A seal has been spotted "lounging in the mud" 17 miles (28km) from the sea in a field in Somerset.The animal, thought to be a harbour or common seal, was spotted basking in the sun on the Somerset Levels by nature photographer Carl Bovis on Sunday.Mr Bovis said it
Entertainment

Robert Redford says next film will be his last

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Hollywood veteran Robert Redford has said his next film will be the last movie in which he will act.Redford is known for roles in The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and won an Oscar as a director in 1981.He will star in The Old Man and The Gun, the true story of a criminal who escaped from jail in a kayak at
UK News

Harry Kane fiver: Is it legal to draw on money?

[ad_1] Image copyright Graham Short Image caption Micro-engraver Graham Short made six of the notes after Kane won the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals in the 2018 World Cup A fiver with an engraving of footballer Harry Kane has been valued at £50,000 - but don't be tempted to create your own art on a banknote because it could cost you up to £200.Six £5 notes with the
Entertainment

BBC’s Panorama broke Ofcom rules by naming ‘anonymous’ teenager

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The BBC's Panorama broke broadcasting rules by mistakenly revealing the first name of a teenager who was meant to be anonymous, TV watchdog Ofcom has said.The 2016 episode included undercover footage of alleged abuse at a secure training centre in Kent.The BBC said the "genuine error" was a result of "extreme time pressures" when the show was brought forward by a week.But Ofcom ruled the 14-year-old
Entertainment

Strictly Come Dancing won’t have same-sex couples

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Strictly Come Dancing has "no plans" to include same-sex couples on the show this year, the BBC has confirmed.A spokesman for the show said: "Strictly has chosen the longstanding ballroom dancing format of mixed-sex couples."The issue has previously divided opinion among former contestants.Last year, Judge Rinder said: "Would it be a big step forward for the LGBTQI community if there were same-sex couples on Strictly?
Entertainment

Could Disney re-hire James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zoe Saldana was among the cast members to voice support for James Gunn The stars were on board, the contracts had been signed, and the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie was scheduled to begin shooting in early 2019.But Disney's recent firing of director James Gunn has left the franchise somewhat up in the air.The 52-year-old was let go after some distasteful jokes
Entertainment

DeLorean film set to premier at Venice Film Festival

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John DeLorean died in 2005, aged 80 A film about the controversial car manufacturer John DeLorean is to close the 2018 Venice Film Festival.'Driven' has been written by Bangor-based writer Colin Bateman and is directed by Nick Hamm.They previously worked together on 'The Journey', a drama about the relationship between Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness.The festival, which takes place from 29 August until
Politics

Anti-Semitism: Labour suspends member over Tom Watson ‘Jewish donors’ post

[ad_1] A member of Labour's National Policy Forum has been suspended from the party over an alleged anti-Semitic post.George McManus said deputy leader Tom Watson had received "£50,000+ from Jewish donors," adding: "At least Judas only got 30 pieces of silver".Labour has launched an investigation after Labour MP Luciana Berger submitted a formal complaint about his "anti-Semitic" comments.Mr McManus has apologised to Mr Watson and deleted the Facebook post.He told
Health

Girls admitted to hospital for self-harming nearly doubles

[ad_1] Image copyright Kay Ska Image caption Kay says there's still a lot of stigma around seeking help for self-harm Kay Ska self-harmed for two years and one of the reasons was because she didn't know how to deal with her feelings "in a healthy way"."I think it was just a lot of confusion, hormones and a lot of image issues," she told Newsbeat.The 23-year-old is speaking out after figures
Politics

Plaid Cymru name change could boost appeal, Adam Price claims

[ad_1] Image caption Adam Price says Plaid Cymru needs to learn from populist movements to reach beyond its core support Plaid Cymru should call itself the New Wales Party in a bid to attract voters, leadership hopeful Adam Price has said.The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr AM said the party needed to create a "story of optimism and hope" to aim for assembly election victories in 2021 and 2026. Writing for