Teacher gets death penalty for poisoning students

Teacher gets death penalty for poisoning students

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A Chinese nursery teacher has been sentenced to death for poisoning 25 children and killing one, state media reported.Wang Yun was arrested last year after children at a kindergarten in Jiaozuo city were rushed to hospital after eating their morning porridge.The court said she put sodium nitrite in the breakfast of her colleague's students for…
George Pell: Cardinal to return to Rome for first time since acquittal

George Pell: Cardinal to return to Rome for first time since acquittal

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Publishedduration40 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionCardinal Pell had his child abuse conviction quashed by Australia's top court in AprilCardinal George Pell will return to Rome this week for the first time since he was acquitted of child sexual abuse and released from prison in Australia.The ex-Vatican treasurer, 79, was due to fly out of Sydney…
Do voters care about Trump taxes?

Do voters care about Trump taxes?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump has dismissed the New York Times report as "fake news" The revelations about President Donald Trump's taxes have been described as a jolt to the US election campaign that could reshape the race. But what do voters think?We asked members of our voters' panel for their views.…
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…
France’s most tattooed man told not to teach nursery children

France’s most tattooed man told not to teach nursery children

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Publishedduration21 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionSylvain Helaine says pupils who are taught by him learn to accept people who are differentFrance's most tattooed man has said he was told not to teach nursery school children after a parent complained about his looks.Sylvain Helaine has tattoos on his body, face and tongue, and has had his eyeballs…
‘We’ve overrun the planet’ – Attenborough

‘We’ve overrun the planet’ – Attenborough

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‘We’ve overrun the planet’ - AttenboroughBBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin spoke to Sir David Attenborough ahead of his new documentary A Life on Our Planet which looks back at his 94 years exploring Planet Earth’s wildest places.Attenborough spoke on climate change, hit out at the Trump administration and weighed in on Extinction Rebellion.He also revealed what…
US squeezes China’s biggest chip-maker SMIC

US squeezes China’s biggest chip-maker SMIC

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By Leo KelionTechnology desk editorPublishedduration4 hours agoimage copyrightSMIC/Getty ImagesThe US Department of Commerce has written to American suppliers of China's biggest chip manufacturer, warning them of "unprecedented risks" that their products could be used by the Chinese military.The letter reminds the firms they must apply for licences to ship controlled items to Shanghai-based SMIC.But it…
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…
Attenborough warns leaders over extinction crisis

Attenborough warns leaders over extinction crisis

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Sir David said world leaders had a chance to make a difference Sir David Attenborough has called on world leaders to do more to protect nature.He made his plea as 65 heads of state and government, including the UK's, signed a global pledge to reverse losses in the natural…
Can Donald Trump release his tax returns?

Can Donald Trump release his tax returns?

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Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says his tax returns are currently being audited, and that he won't release them while an inspection is continuing.But there is no legal reason why the president can't release his returns while an audit is taking place, and he would be the first in almost 50 years…