Spanish divers find Nazi sub wreckage

Spanish divers find Nazi sub wreckage

Image copyright usaf/wikimedia commons Image caption A US photo shows the U-boat under attack on 10 November 1943 Divers have found wreckage from a Nazi World War Two U-boat near the coast of Galicia in north-western Spain. U-966 was heavily damaged by Allied bombers in November 1943, so the crew blew it up with timed […]

EgyptAir flight MS804: French investigators says fire likely cause

EgyptAir flight MS804: French investigators says fire likely cause

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sixty-six people were killed in the crash The crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 in 2016 was probably caused by a fire in the cockpit, French investigators say. They said onboard recorders suggested that the blaze had spread rapidly through the plane. The findings contradict Egypt’s earlier statements that explosives […]

Aum Shinrikyo: Japan executes cult leader Shoko Asahara

Aum Shinrikyo: Japan executes cult leader Shoko Asahara

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cult head Shoko Asahara headed the Aum Shimrikyo cult The leader of Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult which carried out a deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 has been executed, Japanese media report. The sarin attack, Japan’s worst terror incident, killed 13 people and injured thousands more. […]

US tariffs on Chinese imports to take effect

US tariffs on Chinese imports to take effect

Image copyright Getty Images Asia is bracing for the opening salvo in a tit-for-tat trade battle, with the US due to impose 25% tariffs on $34bn of Chinese goods on Friday. China is expected to match the move with a 25% levy on US goods to the same value on the same day. The tariffs […]

Kim Dotcom loses latest appeal against US extradition

Kim Dotcom loses latest appeal against US extradition

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, argues he is not responsible for content people shared on his site Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has lost his latest court battle against extradition from New Zealand to the US. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal upheld the decision that Mr Dotcom and three others can […]

Embryo breakthrough ‘can save northern white rhino’

Embryo breakthrough ‘can save northern white rhino’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, died in March 2018 The seemingly “disastrous” story of the world’s most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino – could be rewritten by IVF, scientists claim. They used the method to produce rhino embryos with sperm from two dead males. The embryos […]

Mexico election: Polls closing after campaign marred by violence

Mexico election: Polls closing after campaign marred by violence

Image copyright AFP Image caption A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Oaxaca state Polls are closing across Mexico in elections marred by some of the worst political violence for decades. More than 130 candidates and political workers have been killed since campaigning began in September. The presidential frontrunner is AndrĂ©s Manuel […]

Trump to name nominee for Supreme Court on 9 July

Trump to name nominee for Supreme Court on 9 July

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump spoke to journalists during a flight to his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey US President Donald Trump says he plans to announce his nominee for a new Supreme Court judge on 9 July. He told reporters on board the presidential aircraft Air Force One he had […]

DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in Virguna, Salonga parks

DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in Virguna, Salonga parks

Image copyright Brent Stirton/Getty Image caption Virguna national park is home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has decided to allow oil exploration in two protected wildlife parks, Virunga and Salonga. The move is strongly opposed by environmental activists, who say drilling would place wildlife at risk […]

Steel firms Thyssenkrupp and Tata to merge

Steel firms Thyssenkrupp and Tata to merge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tata owns the UK’s largest steelworks at Port Talbot Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp have agreed a merger that will create Europe’s second-biggest steelmaker, after Arcelor Mittal. German-owned Thyssenkrupp’s supervisory board gave the go-ahead to the joint venture on Friday. The deal will mean Indian-owned Tata Steel’s UK plants are […]