Saudi Arabia: Bezos phone hack claim is ‘absurd’

Saudi Arabia: Bezos phone hack claim is ‘absurd’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The relationship between Jeff Bezos and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman soured after Jamal Khashoggi's murder Saudi Arabia has denied that its crown prince was responsible for hacking Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' phone.A message from a phone number used by the prince has been implicated in the data breach,…
Australia PM ‘misled public’ on fires – predecessor

Australia PM ‘misled public’ on fires – predecessor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scott Morrison (left) succeeded Malcolm Turnbull as PM in 2018 Australian PM Scott Morrison has been accused of lacking leadership during the bushfire crisis - by the man he replaced after a party room coup. Malcolm Turnbull, who was deposed in 2018, told the BBC that Mr Morrison had…
New China virus ‘could mutate and spread further’

New China virus ‘could mutate and spread further’

Image copyright Kevin Frayer Image caption Authorities confirmed that human-to-human transmission of the virus took place A new virus that has killed nine people could mutate and spread further, Chinese health officials have warned, as they step up containment measures.There are now 440 confirmed cases of the outbreak that originated from a market with illegal…
GM’s Cruise unveils its first driverless vehicle

GM’s Cruise unveils its first driverless vehicle

Image copyright Cruise Cruise, the self-driving car start-up, majority owned by General Motors, has unveiled its first vehicle designed to be driverless.The electric-powered Cruise Origin was developed by Honda, which also has a stake in the company.The launch of the vehicle, which has no steering wheel or pedals, had been delayed from last year.Cruise said…
China coronavirus: What we know so far

China coronavirus: What we know so far

The number of people in China infected with a new virus, the coronavirus, is increasing. Reports say this infection has spread from Wuhan to other major cities and abroad and on Wednesday the World Health Organization (WHO) will consider declaring an international public health emergency over the coronavirus - as it did with swine flu…
US census counts its first person in rural Alaska

US census counts its first person in rural Alaska

Image copyright Census Bureau Image caption Only 590 people lived in Toksook Bay when the last census was taken, in 2010 The US 2020 census has officially begun in Toksook Bay, a remote fishing village on the coast of Alaska.Steven Dillingham, head of the US Census Bureau, has kicked off the count with a ceremonial…
Troops called as record snowfall blankets Canadian province

Troops called as record snowfall blankets Canadian province

Video The Canadian province was hit with more than 70cm (27in) of snow in a record-breaking blizzard. The military has been called in to help with recovery efforts.
First coronavirus case diagnosed in US

First coronavirus case diagnosed in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has banned foreign tourists temporarily The United States has confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus on its territory. The Centers for Disease Control said the virus, which originated in China, had been diagnosed in a traveller who arrived in Seattle from China. The virus, which…
Brazil accuses journalist who broke Snowden leaks

Brazil accuses journalist who broke Snowden leaks

Image copyright Getty Images Brazilian authorities are seeking to bring charges against Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who published Edward Snowden's intelligence agency leaks.Mr Greenwald has been accused of "helping guiding and encouraging" a criminal group that hacked into the phones of Brazilian officials.The journalist had recently published stories describing private messages between public prosecutors.At this…
Harry and Meghan issue media warning over photos

Harry and Meghan issue media warning over photos

Image copyright EPA The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued a legal warning to the media after photographs of Meghan in Canada were published in newspapers and on websites.Lawyers say the photos of the duchess walking her dogs and carrying her son were taken by photographers hiding in bushes and spying on her.They say…