Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Image copyright Getty Images Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has warned “hundreds of thousands” of Americans will die if congressional Republicans pass their healthcare legislation. President Donald Trump’s party is struggling to secure the votes to get its bill through the Senate. Republican Senator Ron Johnson said on Sunday there should “no way” be a vote […]

US passenger ‘tried to open door’ mid-flight to Houston

US passenger ‘tried to open door’ mid-flight to Houston

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The flight had nearly reached its destination when the woman tried to open a door A plane travelling from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a woman tried to open an emergency exit near the end of the flight, passengers say. The woman, who police have not named, was […]

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

Media captionPolice dashcam has been released of the Philando Castile shooting The family of a black driver killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota will receive $3m (£2.4m). The shooting of Philando Castile last year made international headlines after his girlfriend broadcast the aftermath live on Facebook. A civil lawsuit for […]

South Africa moves ‘coffin’ assault case to high court

South Africa moves ‘coffin’ assault case to high court

Image caption Theo Martins Jackson (L) and Willem Oosthuizen (R) have been in custody since November The trial of two white farmers accused of forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to douse him in petrol and burn him alive has been moved to a high court. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins […]

Player protests force change on GTA V mod kit

Player protests force change on GTA V mod kit

Image copyright Rockstar Games Image caption Many people play heavily changed, or modded, versions of GTA V Player protests have prompted the publishers of GTA V to halt legal action against a widely used software add-on for the single-player version. Take-Two claimed the Open IV program that let people change, or mod, the game’s basic […]

Hyperlane: A special lane for self-driving vehicles

A US company is proposing special lanes on roads purely for self-driving vehicles. The Hyperlanes would be controlled by a central computer allowing self-driving cars to travel along at speeds over 100mph (160kph). BBC Click spoke to Baiyu Chen, a co-founder of Hyperlane to find out more about how the system would work. See more […]

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Image caption The message was posted on a number of Ohio sites A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message. It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” […]

Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer

Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaobo is a poet and human rights campaigner Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been moved from prison to hospital after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy. His lawyer says […]

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018 North Korea has rejected an offer from the South to form a unified team for next year’s Winter Olympics. South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in backed proposals for a collaboration after it was suggested by sports minister Do Jong-hwan. But North […]