Hurricane Irma: Florida launches huge relief operation

Hurricane Irma: Florida launches huge relief operation

Media captionStrong winds and rain have been battering Florida Relief operations are under way in Florida, as the extent of the damage from Hurricane Irma is becoming clear. The storm weakened as it moved up the state’s western coast overnight but Miami and other urban areas have been battered and flooded. Six million homes – […]

Trump commemorates 9/11 anniversary

Trump commemorates 9/11 anniversary

Image copyright Getty Images President Donald Trump has presided over his first 9/11 commemoration in office, marking the 16th anniversary of the attacks. He and first lady Melania observed a solemn moment of silence at the White House and later at the Pentagon. Thousands are gathering nationwide to mark the deadliest attack on US soil. […]

Row over AI that ‘identifies gay faces’

Row over AI that ‘identifies gay faces’

Image copyright Stanford University Image caption The study created composite faces judged most and least likely to belong to homosexuals A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its […]

Bannon on Trump’s worst mistake ‘in modern political history’

Bannon on Trump’s worst mistake ‘in modern political history’

Image copyright AFP Ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says President Trump’s firing of the FBI’s director was the biggest mistake in “modern political history”. Mr Bannon told CBS News if James Comey had not been sacked, a special counsel would not have been appointed to probe alleged Russian election meddling. The former presidential adviser […]

Nadal beats Anderson in US Open final

Nadal beats Anderson in US Open final

Rafael Nadal secured victory in two hours and 28 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title with a one-sided victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in New York. The world number one powered to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory in Sunday’s final at Flushing Meadows. […]

‘Anti-Semitic’ gang robbed Paris Jewish family

‘Anti-Semitic’ gang robbed Paris Jewish family

Image copyright AFP Image caption Roger Pinto is president of Siona, a prominent Jewish community group (photo: July 2006) French police are trying to find a gang who took a Jewish family hostage in their suburban Paris home, in what is seen as an anti-Semitic attack. A Jewish community leader – 78-year-old Roger Pinto – […]

Former governor Mikheil Saakashvili ‘forces entry’ to Ukraine

Former governor Mikheil Saakashvili ‘forces entry’ to Ukraine

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mikheil Saakashvili (centre) was surrounded by a large crowd at the border Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s ex-president and one-time regional governor in Ukraine, has crossed into the country, helped by hundreds of his supporters. Mr Saakashvili said he was unexpectedly swept over the border by a crowd, angry that the crossing […]

Rafael Nadal wins US Open with straight-set win over Kevin Anderson

Rafael Nadal wins US Open with straight-set win over Kevin Anderson

Rafael Nadal secured victory in two hours and 28 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title with a one-sided victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in New York. The world number one powered to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory in Sunday’s final at Flushing Meadows. […]

YouTube star PewDiePie uses racial slur

YouTube star PewDiePie uses racial slur

Image copyright PA The world’s highest-paid YouTube star, PewDiePie, has used the “n-word” during an online broadcast. The 27-year-old Swede – real name Felix Kjellberg – could be heard using the racial slur while he was playing a video game during a live streaming. After using the term, he apologised and said: “I don’t mean […]

Rohingya crisis: UN sees ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: UN sees ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Almost 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have poured out of Myanmar since 25 August The security operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, the UN human rights chief says. Zeid Raad Al Hussein urged Myanmar to end the “cruel military operation” in Rakhine state. More than […]