Hollande calls for unity at tribute to slain officer Jugelé

Hollande calls for unity at tribute to slain officer Jugelé

Image copyright AFP Image caption The two remaining presidential candidates appeared at Tuesday’s ceremony, but were careful to remain discreet French President François Hollande has used a ceremony to honour a police officer slain in Paris last week to call for unity in the “long and difficult fight against terrorism”. He awarded Xavier Jugelé, 37, […]

Sixteen migrants drown making Turkey-Greece crossing

Sixteen migrants drown making Turkey-Greece crossing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Children were among the dead At least 16 people have drowned in the narrow strait separating Turkey from the Greek island of Lesbos, say authorities and the UN. Two children were among those whose bodies were recovered. There were two survivors, including a pregnant woman. The survivors, from Cameroon and […]

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women’s summit

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women’s summit

Media captionIvanka Trump explains her praise for her father Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was met with groans as she defended her father’s attitude towards women at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin. The First Daughter was taking part in a panel discussion about female entrepreneurs alongside German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and IMF chief Christine Lagarde. […]

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The deaths took place at a deserted hotel in Phuket A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument […]

Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks

Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks

Image copyright ERSOU Image caption Adam Mudd pleaded guilty to computer offences at an earlier hearing A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire. Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million […]

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Image copyright AFP Image caption Attackers have tried to trick key Macron staff into handing over login names Russian hackers are targeting the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, say security experts. Phishing emails, malware and fake net domains were all being used as attack techniques, said Feike Hacquebord, from security company Trend Micro. […]

Ted 2017: I won first match with Deep Blue, says Kasparov

Ted 2017: I won first match with Deep Blue, says Kasparov

Image copyright Ted Image caption Garry Kasparov appeared at the Ted conference in Vancouver Garry Kasparov relived his epic chess match with IBM’s Deep Blue computer as he took to the stage at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference to talk about the current battle between man and machine. The ex-champion said it had […]

Government deficit at lowest since financial crisis, says ONS

Government deficit at lowest since financial crisis, says ONS

Image copyright AFP Government borrowing fell by £20bn to £52bn in the year to the end of March, according to official data. That was the lowest level since the financial crisis of 2008, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. In Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget last month, the Office for Budget Responsibility had forecast the […]

Election: Theresa May urges voters to ‘strengthen my hand’

Election: Theresa May urges voters to ‘strengthen my hand’

Media captionTheresa May says only the Conservatives offer “strong and stable leadership” Every single vote will count in the June general election, the prime minister has told party workers on a campaign visit to Wales. Theresa May visited Bridgend as an opinion poll suggested the Tories were set to make gains in Labour heartlands. The […]

Karen Danczuk wants to be Labour candidate in Bury North

Karen Danczuk wants to be Labour candidate in Bury North

Image caption Karen Danczuk previously said she wanted to become an MP to help victims of sexual abuse Karen Danczuk is hoping to become an MP after applying to be a Labour candidate at the general election on 8 June. Mrs Danczuk, who found fame posting “selfies” on Twitter, is hoping to be chosen to […]