TikTok: US judge halts app store ban

TikTok: US judge halts app store ban

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Publishedduration4 minutes agoimage copyrightReuters/TikTokA US judge has issued a temporary injunction preventing a ban on future downloads of the TikTok app. The app had faced being blocked from Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play marketplace from 23:59 Eastern time.Existing US-based users would have been able to continue using it.But they would not have been…
Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting rages in disputed region

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting rages in disputed region

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Publishedduration26 minutes agomedia captionTanks ablaze as fighting erupts over disputed regionFierce fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces is raging on in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, with each side claiming an upper hand.The region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is run by ethnic Armenians.The separatist authorities there said 31 of its soldiers had…
Who is Yara Shahidi, Disney’s new Tinkerbell?

Who is Yara Shahidi, Disney’s new Tinkerbell?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yara Shahidi is as well known for her political activism as she is for her acting US actress Yara Shahidi has been cast as Tinkerbell in Disney's new live-action Peter Pan film.The forthcoming movie, called Peter Pan and Wendy, will also star Jude Law as villain Captain Hook.It is…
Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on

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Publishedduration13 minutes agoimage copyrightArmenian defence ministryimage captionArmenia's defence ministry has published photos of an SU-25 jet it claims was shot down by a Turkish warplaneAzerbaijan's president has vowed to fight on until Armenian forces leave disputed territory, on the fourth day of fierce fighting in the region."We only have one condition: Armenian armed forces must…
Trump and Biden duel in chaotic, angry debate

Trump and Biden duel in chaotic, angry debate

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBiden: 'Do you believe for a moment what he's telling you?'President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and rancorous White House debates in years.Amid angry shouting and name calling, the two fought over the pandemic, race and…
‘Forced to work’ as medics fighting Covid

‘Forced to work’ as medics fighting Covid

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Coronavirus: 'Forced to work' as medics fighting CovidAlmost 200 health workers have died of Covid-19 in Venezuela since the pandemic began in March. The country has had at least 68,000 cases and over 560 deaths. The BBC has been hearing from health workers across the country who say that they’ve had to work without masks…
Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

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Publishedduration51 minutes agoimage copyrightAlamyimage caption(L-R) Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in 2016The operator of Australia's Dreamworld theme park has been fined A$3.6m (£2m; $2.5m) over the deaths of four people on a malfunctioning water ride.Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in October 2016 when their raft…
Taku Sekine: Top chef ‘takes own life’ after assault allegations

Taku Sekine: Top chef ‘takes own life’ after assault allegations

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Publishedduration10 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionTaku Sekine had denied sexual assault allegationsA Japanese chef known for his restaurant in Paris has died of suicide, his family says.Taku Sekine took his own life on Monday after he was the target of "false" sexual assault claims, a statement from his relatives said. His restaurant, Dersou, was named…
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah dies aged 91

Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah dies aged 91

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Publishedduration15 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionSheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah had ruled the oil-rich Gulf state since 2006Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, has died at the age of 91, state media report.He was expected to be succeeded by his 83-year-old half-brother and crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed.In July, Sheikh Sabah was flown to the United States…
Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Funerals for victims, like here in Indonesia, have to be carried out using tight security The number of people worldwide who have died from Covid-19 has passed one million, researchers say, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections.According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University the death…