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Strikes abolish sixty two al-Shabab opponents, US says

Strikes abolish sixty two al-Shabab opponents, US says

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US says it is committed to eradicating al-Shabab safe havens in Somalia The US military says it has killed 62 fighters from the Islamist group al-Shabab in six air strikes in Somalia. Four air strikes on Saturday killed 32 militants and a further two on Sunday killed 28, it…

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More kids are vaping – why?

More kids are vaping - why?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe e-cigarette market is growing fast The use of electronic cigarettes by US teenagers has dramatically risen this year, a new report says. The percentage of 12th grade students, typically aged 17-18, who reported vaping nicotine rose to 21% from 11% in 2017, a survey by the…

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Meghan’s dad says daughter ‘ghosting’ him

Meghan's dad says daughter 'ghosting' him

Image copyright ITV The Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle, says he tries to text his daughter every day but has not spoken to her since she married Prince Harry. Speaking to ITV's Good Morning Britain, Mr Markle said he did not understand why Meghan was "ghosting" him. Mr Markle was invited to his daughter's…

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Hungary MPs instruct over ‘slave’ law

Hungary MPs instruct over 'slave' law

Two Hungarian lawmakers have been thrown out of the state TV headquarters after they tried to broadcast a petition against new labour laws. New rules mean companies can demand up to 400 hours of overtime a year and delay payment for it for three years. Hungary has seen five days of street protests against the…

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Russia ‘meddled in all mountainous social media’

Russia 'meddled in all mountainous social media'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The report suggests YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ were affected by Russian interference, as well as Facebook and Twitter Russia used every major social media platform to influence the 2016 US election, a report claims. New research says YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram and PayPal - as well as Facebook…

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Saudis condemn US Senate ‘interference’

Saudis condemn US Senate 'interference'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Yemen has been devastated by a four-year conflict Saudi Arabia has reacted angrily after the US Senate voted to withdraw military aid for the war in Yemen, where the Saudis are leading a coalition fighting rebels. The Senate also blamed the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal…

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Six skill upright complications for Trump

Six skill upright complications for Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Investigations into Donald Trump's election-eve hush money payments and any possible ties between his presidential campaign and Russia have been dominating headlines. But there are other legal woes too. In New York and Washington, the list of inquiries into the Trump world is expanding - any of which could produce serious…

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The enormous CO2 emitter that you can furthermore not know about

The enormous CO2 emitter that you can furthermore not know about

Image copyright Getty Images Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence. It is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet. But, while cement - the key ingredient in concrete - has shaped much of our built environment, it also has a massive carbon footprint. Cement is the source…

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Recent EU poll ‘would damage faith with people’

Recent EU poll 'would damage faith with people'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May announces Brexit vote date MPs will vote on the UK's Brexit deal in the week beginning 14 January, Theresa May has told Parliament. The vote was due to be held last week but was put on hold after Theresa May admitted she was set to…

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