US meteorite adds to origins mystery

US meteorite adds to origins mystery

Image copyright SPL Image caption Artwork: Scientists are trying to work out the likely paths meteorites took as they fell toward Earth In January 2018, a falling meteorite created a bright fireball that arced over the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, followed by loud sonic booms. The visitor not only dropped a slew of meteorites over…
Kerry backs Biden bid to take on Trump in 2020

Kerry backs Biden bid to take on Trump in 2020

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Kerry: "Joe will defeat Donald Trump next November" Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has endorsed frontrunner Joe Biden to be the Democratic Party's candidate in the 2020 presidential election. "There's never been a time more urgent for leadership at home," he said in statement released by the…
Dozens of polar bears descend on Russian village

Dozens of polar bears descend on Russian village

Image copyright WWF Image caption Conservationists counted 56 polar bears near Ryrkaypiy, including cubs More than 50 polar bears have descended on a village in Russia's far north.All public activities in Ryrkaypiy, in Chukotka region, have been cancelled, and schools are being guarded to protect residents from the bears.Conservationists say climate change could be to…
Trump impeachment to go ahead – Pelosi

Trump impeachment to go ahead – Pelosi

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi - "The president leaves us no choice but to act"Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House of Representatives will file impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power."Our democracy is what is at stake, the president leaves us no choice…
Grenade thrown at youth migrant centre in Madrid

Grenade thrown at youth migrant centre in Madrid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are investigating the throwing of a grenade into the courtyard of a Madrid migrant centre, pictured here A bomb squad in Madrid has safely destroyed a grenade that police believe was thrown over the wall of a migrant centre for children.The grenade was found on Wednesday morning on…
Justin Timberlake says ‘nothing happened’ with co-star

Justin Timberlake says ‘nothing happened’ with co-star

Image copyright Getty Images Justin Timberlake has apologised to wife Jessica Biel after he was pictured holding hands with a co-star."A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement," he wrote in an emotional Instagram post."I drank way too much that night and regret my behaviour. I should have known better."The 38-year-old said…
Newborn found alive in shallow grave now thriving

Newborn found alive in shallow grave now thriving

Image copyright Dr Ravi Khanna Image caption The baby was brought to the hospital in a critical condition, but now she is healthy A premature newborn baby found buried alive in a clay pot in northern India has fully recovered, her doctor says.She was brought to hospital in a critical condition, suffering from septicaemia and…
Two killed in shooting at Pearl Harbor navy base

Two killed in shooting at Pearl Harbor navy base

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The shooting prompted a security lockdown A US sailor shot dead two workers before taking his own life at the Pearl Harbor military base near Honolulu in Hawaii on Wednesday.Officials say the gunman also injured a third worker before he killed himself. The incident prompted a lockdown at Joint…
Cave diver says Elon Musk tweets ‘humiliated’ him

Cave diver says Elon Musk tweets ‘humiliated’ him

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vernon Unsworth told a court that he felt branded by Mr Musk's posts A British cave expert has testified that he was left feeling "humiliated, ashamed" and "dirtied" after Elon Musk labelled him "pedo guy" online.Vernon Unsworth is suing the Tesla founder for defamation.The diver, who helped rescue 12 boys…
What’s behind the wave of Middle East protests?

What’s behind the wave of Middle East protests?

You might remember the uprisings in the Middle East in 2011. As dictators were toppled hundreds of thousands of protesters called for change, for freedom and a new start. Their high hopes came to very little and the region lurched back towards war and repression.But the grievances that drove the 2011 uprisings - the so-called…