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Elon Musk doesn’t know how journalism works — but thinks he can fix it

Friday  19:15,   25 may 2018

The tech leader took to Twitter to slam the media, proposing a new platform where people could rate articles on trustworthiness. © AP/Getty Elon Musk at the Dublin web summit (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images) Tesla[...]

Russia must 'answer for its actions' over MH17

Friday  15:50,   25 may 2018

Russia must "answer for its actions" after it was named culpable by investigators for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 four years ago, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary said findings released yesterday that a Russian[...]

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thought

Friday  14:45,   25 may 2018

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thoughtThe research, described May 7 in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics," indicates that our spiral galaxy's vast rotating disk of stars spans at least 170,000 light-years, and possibly up to [...]

At least 49 dead after boat capsizes on Congo River

Friday  14:40,   25 may 2018

Congolese officials say at least 49 people have died after a boat tipped over on the Congo River in the country's northwest.The vice governor of Tshuapa province, Richard Mboyo Iluka, says the boat was taking people from Monkoto to Mbandaka city [...]

Britain MUST build up military to counter Russian aggression, warns Defence Secretary as he says threat is highest since the Cold War

Friday  14:17,   25 may 2018

The Defence Secretary said Vladimir Putin was 'challenging us in every domain' and the threat was the highest since the Cold War. He highlighted dozens of incursions by Russian fighter jets and ships that the RAF and Navy have needed to[...]

Man guilty of attacking 96-year-old D-Day veteran Jim Booth with claw hammer

Friday  13:26,   25 may 2018

A man has been found guilty of attempted murder after he attacked a D-Day veteran with a claw hammer and left him for dead.Joseph Isaacs, 40, of no fixed address, shouted "money money money" as he repeatedly hit 96-year-old Jim Booth over the head[...]

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

Friday  12:42,   25 may 2018

Interviews and newly obtained documents provide the Pentagon’s first public on-the-ground accounting of one of the bloodiest battles the military has faced in Syria since deploying to fight ISIS.WASHINGTON — The artillery barrage was so intense that [...]

Family rejoices at finding of soldier's World War II plane

Friday  12:10,   25 may 2018

When Tom Kelly's relatives got word that his World War II bomber had been found a wave of exhilaration mixed with grief washed over them. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces instead, and on March 11, 1944, the 21-year-old 2nd[...]

Daughter who took her 93-year-old war veteran father to Dignitas to die defends 'right to die' choice as she reveals the harrowing journey for the first time

Friday  11:45,   25 may 2018

Sandra Holmes asked staff at the Cartref Bryn yr Eglwys home in Pentrefoelas, North Wales, if she could take her father John Lenton - who was 93 and suffering from Parkinson's - on holiday.With her son, Scott, they hired a car so they weren't[...]

Fastest Ever Space Probe Would Travel Into Interstellar Space To Explore Our Solar System From Outside In

Friday  11:26,   25 may 2018

"It will truly be a historical mission to take our first step into interstellar space."Humans have created precisely one object that has arguably escaped the bounds of our solar system, Voyager 1. That spacecraft took 35 years to make it[...]

Teenager charged with 10 terror offences

Friday  09:55,   25 may 2018

A teenager arrested in north London has been charged with 10 terror-related offences, Scotland Yard has said.  Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman was detained by armed officers of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command in the capital last[...]

“Perplexed” and “disappointed”: The world reacts to Trump canceling the US-North Korea summit

Friday  09:50,   25 may 2018

Yesterday (May 24), US president Donald Trump called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that was set to take place…Yesterday (May 24), US president Donald Trump called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un[...]

'Spectacular' blasts on North Korea 'nuclear test site'

Friday  09:50,   25 may 2018

Sky News has witnessed the demolition and closure of what North Korea says is its nuclear weapons test site in Punggye-ri. We were present as explosive charges were detonated in the hills near Mount Mantap in the northeast of North Korea.A number[...]

Several injured in bomb explosion in Ontario restaurant, Canadian police say

Friday  09:10,   25 may 2018

Three people are critically injured after two suspects detonated a bomb in a restaurant in Ontario, Canadian police say. Fifteen people were taken to hospital after the explosion in Mississauga, and the male suspects fled the scene, police said. [...]

Scientists discovered massive hidden canyons in Antarctica that could spell bad news for the rest of the planet

Friday  08:45,   25 may 2018

Antarctica, the Earth’s landmass now most synonymous with bad news, has a new feature for us to worry about. A team of scientists from the…A team of scientists from the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway just discovered three canyons hidden[...]