Body found in Australia outback search

Body found in Australia outback search

Australian police have found a body in their search for the final member of a group which became stranded in the outback more than two weeks ago. The body has not been identified but it is believed to be 46-year-old Claire Hockridge, Northern Territory Police said.Ms Hockridge had been travelling with two others when their…
US votes for sanctions over China Uighur treatment

US votes for sanctions over China Uighur treatment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's John Sudworth meets Uighur parents in Turkey who say their children are missing in ChinaThe US House of Representatives has passed a bill to counter what it calls "arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment" of Uighur Muslims in China.The bill calls for "targeted sanctions" on members…
Musk takes stand in ‘pedo guy’ court case

Musk takes stand in ‘pedo guy’ court case

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lawyers for British diver Vernon Unsworth (L) said Mr Musk's tweets were "vile and false" Tesla founder Elon Musk has appeared in court in California to answer a lawsuit brought by a British cave diver he called "pedo guy" on Twitter. Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 boys trapped in…
Carbon emissions edge up as coal use falls

Carbon emissions edge up as coal use falls

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers say that carbon dioxide emissions this year have risen slightly, despite a drop in the use of coal.The Global Carbon Project's annual analysis of emission trends suggests that CO2 will go up by 0.6% in 2019.The rise is due to continuing strong growth in the utilisation of oil and gas.…
Google co-founders to step down from parent firm

Google co-founders to step down from parent firm

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The pair (photographed in 2008) founded Google 21 years ago Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google, have announced they are stepping down from running the online giant's parent company. The two will leave their roles as CEO and president of Alphabet but will remain on the company's…
Congressman admits to misusing campaign fund

Congressman admits to misusing campaign fund

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hunter outside the San Diego courthouse in August 2018 (FILE) US Congressman Duncan Hunter has pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds after months of decrying the probe as a political "witchhunt".The six-term Republican from California was accused by prosecutors in June of using the fund to finance family expenses…
Impeachment evidence overwhelming – report

Impeachment evidence overwhelming – report

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump dismisses the impeachment inquiry as a witch-hunt Evidence for impeaching Donald Trump for misconduct in office is "overwhelming", according to the panel leading the US impeachment inquiry.The president placed personal political interests "above the national interests of the United States," it states in a key report to US…
Greta Thunberg: The young are ‘angry’ over climate

Greta Thunberg: The young are ‘angry’ over climate

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Thunberg has spent more than two weeks crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that adults should stop making young people "angry" over global warming.Ms Thunberg was speaking after her arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, after a two-weeks-plus journey across the Atlantic from her starting point…
Trump: Democrats’ impeachment push ‘unpatriotic’

Trump: Democrats’ impeachment push ‘unpatriotic’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (right) US President Donald Trump has attacked Democrats' impeachment investigation into his conduct as "very unpatriotic".Speaking at a Nato summit in London, he said the congressional inquiry was a "bad thing for our country"."I'm not even…
Russia to label some journalists ‘foreign agents’

Russia to label some journalists ‘foreign agents’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia's main TV channels have close links to the Kremlin Russia can designate independent journalists and bloggers as "foreign agents" after amending a controversial law. The "foreign agent" label already applies to certain media organisations and NGOs which engage in politics and receive funding from abroad.The amended law has…