Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Image copyright PA English council elections attracted the most electoral fraud reports last year, nearly twice as many as the EU referendum, UK police data shows. Of the 260 complaints made to police in 2016, 121 were about local government elections and 66 about the referendum. The number of voter fraud reports rose – particularly […]

London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

Image caption A photograph showing the attacker at secondary school in Tunbridge Wells has emerged Police have appealed for information to trace any “associates” of the Westminster attacker, Khalid Masood. They have named his fourth victim as retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south London – one of three killed by Masood’s […]

London attack: ‘Final’ photo of murdered PC Keith Palmer emerges

London attack: ‘Final’ photo of murdered PC Keith Palmer emerges

Image copyright Staci Martin Image caption Staci Martin posed with PC Palmer 45 minutes before he was stabbed A “final” picture of PC Keith Palmer taken shortly before he was killed in the Westminster attack has emerged. The photo was taken by US tourist Staci Martin as she posed with the officer 45 minutes before […]

Hong Kong election: The nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge?

Three candidates are competing to be Hong Kong’s next chief executive. Ordinary people do not have a say but, as the BBC’s Juliana Liu explains, public opinion does count for something. Hong Kong election: The nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge?

Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Image copyright PA Landline and broadband customers who suffer poor service could get money back automatically under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom. Under the proposals, they would no longer have to “fight tooth and nail” to get “fair compensation”, Ofcom said. The plan, which is now subject to consultation, could benefit up […]

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Chi Chia-wei (centre, wearing rainbow flag) brought on the case with a court petition A panel of judges at Taiwan’s top court has begun hearing a case that could make the island the first place in Asia to introduce gay marriage. The case has been brought by a gay […]

Aurora Australis: Spectacular displays for first Southern Lights charter flight

Aurora Australis: Spectacular displays for first Southern Lights charter flight

Image copyright @iangriffin Image caption The cosmic light show was described as “spectacular” by Dr Ian Griffin Passengers on board what is thought to be the first charter flight to view the Southern Lights have been left awestruck by the display. The flight took off from Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday night, returning early on […]

Why Apple’s red iPhones are not ‘Red’ in China

Why Apple’s red iPhones are not ‘Red’ in China

Image caption Apple’s special-edition red iPhone 7 and 7plus launch in over 40 countries, including China, on Friday Apple’s latest iPhone might be red, but it’s not Red in China. The special-edition version of the iPhone 7 and 7plus goes on sale in more than 40 countries, but China has done it slightly differently. The […]

US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The provisions within the new health care bill have caused huge political debate US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break vote in the House of Representatives on Friday on his troubled health care bill. The American Healthcare Act is intended to replace parts of President Barack Obama’s signature […]