Man told he’s going to die by doctor on video-link robot

Man told he’s going to die by doctor on video-link robot

Image copyright Julianne Spangler Image caption The doctor delivered the news through a video robot A doctor in California told a patient he was going to die using a robot with a video-link screen. Ernest Quintana, 78, was at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fremont when a doctor – appearing on the robot’s screen – […]

R. Kelly released from jail after child support paid

R. Kelly released from jail after child support paid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption R. Kelly was released on bail last month but was taken back into custody after failing to pay child support R. Kelly has been released from jail in Chicago after the $161,000 (£122,000) he owed in child support was paid. The Cook County sheriff’s office said the money was […]

Iranian couple arrested over public marriage proposal

Iranian couple arrested over public marriage proposal

An Iranian couple have been arrested after they got engaged in front of a cheering crowd at a shopping centre. Video of the public proposal in the northern city of Arak was shared on social media and shows the pair standing in a ring of rose petals. After the woman says yes, she can be […]

Brussels Jewish Museum murders: Mehdi Nemmouche guilty

Brussels Jewish Museum murders: Mehdi Nemmouche guilty

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nemmouche has not allowed himself to be photographed in the years since his arrest A French-born jihadist who spent a year fighting in Syria for the Islamic State group has been found guilty of the murder of four people in an anti-Semitic attack in Brussels in May 2014. Mehdi Nemmouche, […]

Climate change: Rain melting Greenland ice sheet ‘even in winter’

Climate change: Rain melting Greenland ice sheet ‘even in winter’

Image copyright Joseph Cook Image caption After it rains the surface darkens, which speeds up melting Rain is becoming more frequent in Greenland and accelerating the melting of its ice, a new study has found. Scientists say they’re “surprised” to discover rain falling even during the long Arctic winter. The massive Greenland ice-sheet is being […]

German man sentenced to life for poisoning co-workers

German man sentenced to life for poisoning co-workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A security camera caught Klaus O putting a suspicious substance on a colleague’s lunch A German man has been given a life sentence after poisoning his colleagues’ lunches, leaving one man in a permanent vegetative state. The 57-year-old man, named only as Klaus O, was arrested last year after […]

Alabama tornadoes: Seven family members among 23 killed

Alabama tornadoes: Seven family members among 23 killed

Media captionAerials show Alabama tornado destruction Seven members of one family were among the 23 victims identified after an outbreak of tornadoes devastated the US state of Alabama, officials have said. Every victim, including four children, were found in close proximity to their homes, rescue crews say. The victims range in age from six to […]

Pritzker Prize: Japanese architect Arata Isozaki wins highest honour

Pritzker Prize: Japanese architect Arata Isozaki wins highest honour

Image copyright EPA Image caption Arata Isozaki in front of the Palahockey building he designed with another architect in Turin, Italy Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has received this year’s Pritzker Prize, widely considered to be the profession’s highest honour. The jury said he pioneered the “understanding that the need for architecture is both global and […]

Juan Guaidó flies back to Venezuela despite arrest risk

Juan Guaidó flies back to Venezuela despite arrest risk

Media captionVenezuela crisis: Crowds greet Juan Guaidó on return Venezuela’s self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó has arrived back in the capital, Caracas, to a rapturous welcome from thousands of supporters. He faces arrest after defying a travel ban to leave the country and lobby for international aid for the crisis-hit nation. “They threatened us and […]

Algeria protests: President confirms fresh poll bid despite rallies

Algeria protests: President confirms fresh poll bid despite rallies

Media captionPolice face students opposing the president’s plan to run again Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has defied protesters by registering as a candidate in next month’s elections. His campaign manager submitted election papers on behalf of the ailing president, who is undergoing medical treatment in Switzerland. The manager said that if elected Mr Bouteflika would […]