Tesla’s new pickup truck smashed during demo

Tesla’s new pickup truck smashed during demo

Image copyright Tesla Image caption The Cybertruck is able to travel up to 500 miles on a single charge, Tesla said. Tesla has unveiled its "Cybertruck" pickup truck, but not without an embarrassing moment on stage. The truck's windows were smashed during a demonstration supposed to show how hard they were to break. Mr Musk…
Victoria’s Secret cancels annual fashion show

Victoria’s Secret cancels annual fashion show

Image copyright Getty Images Lingerie brand Victoria's Secret has cancelled its annual fashion show amid dwindling television ratings and rising criticism of the event.The show launched in 1995 and was once a major pop culture event, drawing millions of viewers each year. Last year it had its lowest ratings ever and drew criticism that it…
Israel PM Netanyahu defiant in face of ‘coup’

Israel PM Netanyahu defiant in face of ‘coup’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch Benjamin Netanyahu rail against what he sees as an "attempted coup"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defiantly vowed to hold onto power after being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases.He condemned the charges as a "coup" attempt against…
Backpacker murder trial jury considers verdict

Backpacker murder trial jury considers verdict

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption University of Lincoln graduate Grace Millane was on a round-the-world trip at the time of her death The jury in the trial of a man accused of a British backpacker's murder must "set aside sympathy" for her family, a judge has said.Grace Millane's body was found in woodland…
This week’s impeachment news in three minutes

This week’s impeachment news in three minutes

There were a dizzying amount of testimonies this week in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The BBC's Anthony Zurcher helps us digest this week's hearings.Video by Chloe Kim and Bella McShane
Tiny Pacific nation turns down Chinese islands

Tiny Pacific nation turns down Chinese islands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tuvalu is battling rising sea levels The tiny South Pacific nation of Tuvalu has rejected offers from Chinese firms to build artificial islands that would help it deal with rising sea levels, its foreign minister says. Simon Kofe told Reuters he saw the offers as an attempt to reduce…
Trump ‘promoted discredited Ukraine theory’

Trump ‘promoted discredited Ukraine theory’

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump disregarded the advice of senior advisers to push a false theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election, a former White House aide has told the impeachment inquiry. Fiona Hill said the president had instead listened to the views of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Ms Hill called…
Nearly 5,000 dead in world’s worst measles outbreak

Nearly 5,000 dead in world’s worst measles outbreak

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Experts warn there are not enough available vaccines in the country Measles has killed nearly 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019, authorities said, after the disease spread to all the provinces in the country.Close to a quarter of a million people have been infected this year…
Impeachment inquiry: Ukraine meddling in US election ‘fiction’

Impeachment inquiry: Ukraine meddling in US election ‘fiction’

SummaryTwo more key witnesses give public testimony on Thursday in impeachment inquiryFormer adviser Fiona Hill is expected to warn of "fictional narrative" on Ukraine's alleged role in US election of 2016The inquiry has revealed a US pressure campaign on Ukraine that included an allegation that it interfered in that electionPresident Trump is accused of abusing…
Labour vows to ‘transform’ UK at manifesto launch

Labour vows to ‘transform’ UK at manifesto launch

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"Rail, mail, water and energy into public ownership": Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour's manifestoLabour has launched its general election manifesto, promising to "transform" the UK and to renationalise rail, mail, water and energy.Leader Jeremy Corbyn also promised "a green transformation" of the economy, but a pledge to make…