Slow-moving storm Sally batters boats and bridges

Slow-moving storm Sally batters boats and bridges

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"That's my car... submerged": Video shows flooded streets in Pensacola, FloridaHurricane Sally has crashed into the southern US in slow motion, bringing torrential rain and storm surges, smashing boats and breaking bridges.It made landfall as a Category 2 and although now a tropical storm, its glacial pace…
Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over Brexit plan

Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over Brexit plan

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Amal Clooney has quit her role as the UK's envoy on press freedom "in dismay" at the government's willingness to break international law over Brexit.The human rights lawyer said it was "lamentable" for Boris Johnson to be contemplating overriding the Brexit agreement he signed last year. She could not tell others to honour legal obligations…
Osaka fights back to win US Open

Osaka fights back to win US Open

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Naomi Osaka lay down on Arthur Ashe Stadium moments after sealing victoryNaomi Osaka demonstrated her growing maturity to fight back against Victoria Azarenka in a compelling US Open final and claim her third Grand Slam title.Japanese fourth seed Osaka, 22, won 1-6 6-3 6-3 for her second US Open title.Osaka was overwhelmed in the first…
The city where all the doctors fled – except one

The city where all the doctors fled – except one

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Covid in Yemen: The city where all the doctors fled - except oneDuring the height of the pandemic in Yemen, there was only one functioning hospital in the city of Aden, which is home to more than a million people.Afraid of Covid-19 and with barely any PPE available, most doctors fled - leaving Dr Zoha…
Mystery seeds prompt Amazon US policy change

Mystery seeds prompt Amazon US policy change

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Image copyright Washington State Dept of Agriculture/Reuters Image caption The unidentified seeds appear to have been posted from China to US addresses Amazon says it has banned foreign sales of seeds in the US after thousands of Americans received unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail, most from China.The online retail giant told the BBC…
Bolivia’s interim leader Jeanine Áñez quits presidential race

Bolivia’s interim leader Jeanine Áñez quits presidential race

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Publishedduration22 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionJeanine Áñez called for unity among voters opposed to Evo Morales' partyBolivia's interim President Jeanine Áñez has quit the presidential election due on 18 October.She said she did not want to split the vote and see the return to office of former President Evo Morales' Mas socialist party.Mas candidate Luis Arce…
Khalifa Haftar’s rival Libya government resigns after Benghazi protests

Khalifa Haftar’s rival Libya government resigns after Benghazi protests

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Publishedduration30 minutes agoimage copyrightAFPimage captionThe latest protests erupted on Saturday eveningThe rival government in eastern Libya has submitted its resignation after a number of protests over deteriorating living conditions and corruption. At the weekend demonstrators in the city of Benghazi set fire to strongman Gen Khalifa Haftar's headquarters.They also clashed in his stronghold of Al-Maj…
Apple fires back in Fortnite App Store battle

Apple fires back in Fortnite App Store battle

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Fortnite and Apple have been locked in legal battle since August Apple has fired back against claims by the maker of the Fortnite game that its control of the App Store gives it a monopoly.In a response to the August lawsuit filed by Epic Games, Apple called those arguments "self-righteous"…
Apple Fitness+ subscription service unveiled alongside Series 6 Watch

Apple Fitness+ subscription service unveiled alongside Series 6 Watch

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By Leo KelionTechnology desk editorPublishedduration6 hours agoimage copyrightAppleimage captionThe Fitness+ service can be viewed on an iPhone, iPad or via an Apple TV set-top boxApple has unveiled a new personalised workout subscription service alongside new smartwatches and tablet computers.Fitness+ collects health data gathered by an Apple Watch and then displays it alongside workout videos shown…
Venezuela: President Maduro says US spy seized near oil sites

Venezuela: President Maduro says US spy seized near oil sites

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Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionNicolás Maduro also said the Venezuelan authorities had foiled a plot to cause an explosion at another oil refineryVenezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says a "US spy" has been captured near two oil refineries in the country's north-western state of Falcón.In a televised address, Mr Maduro said the man was seized with…