Uber secures right to continue operating in London

Uber secures right to continue operating in London

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Image copyright Reuters Uber has secured its right to continue operating in London after a judge upheld its appeal against Transport for London (TfL).The ride-hailing giant will be granted a new licence to work in the capital, nearly a year after TfL rejected its application over safety concerns.It ends uncertainty for the 45,000 drivers who…
Buried lakes of water discovered on Mars

Buried lakes of water discovered on Mars

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Image copyright Esa / ATG Medialab / DLR / FU Berlin Image caption The findings come from data collected by Esa's Mars Express spacecraft Three underground lakes have been detected near the south pole of Mars.Scientists also confirmed the existence of a fourth lake - the presence of which was hinted at in 2018.Liquid water…
Pope rejects US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting

Pope rejects US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting

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Publishedduration5 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Italy on a state visitThe Vatican has denied US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo an audience with Pope Francis.The Holy See said the Pontiff does not receive politicians during an election period.The move adds to a diplomatic row following comments by Mr Pompeo…
France announces ‘gradual’ ban on wild animals in circuses

France announces ‘gradual’ ban on wild animals in circuses

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Publishedduration27 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionHundreds of wild animals are reported to belong to French circusesFrance has said it will gradually ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses as part of sweeping new animal welfare measures.On Tuesday, Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili said, "Our attitude to wild animals has changed."She also announced a ban…
‘You’re an opera singer? But you’re not white…’

‘You’re an opera singer? But you’re not white…’

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Emmanuel "Onry" Henreid is one of the few black opera singers in the north-western United States.In June, he and Portland State University student Madisen Hallberg went viral for their impromptu duet of the national anthem - a moment of racial unity during the Black Lives Matter protests.But Onry's story sheds light on persisting inequalities in…
Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

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Publishedduration51 minutes agoimage copyrightAlamyimage caption(L-R) Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in 2016The operator of Australia's Dreamworld theme park has been fined A$3.6m (£2m; $2.5m) over the deaths of four people on a malfunctioning water ride.Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in October 2016 when their raft…
Coronavirus: Belgium Covid-19 deaths surpass 10,000

Coronavirus: Belgium Covid-19 deaths surpass 10,000

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SummaryBelgium's coronavirus death toll passes 10,000, while over 117,000 people have been infectedDonald Trump and rival Joe Biden clash over vaccines and masks during a chaotic debateNew York City has announced it will fine people who refuse to wear face masks or coveringsUK PM Boris Johnson will lead a briefing later after the UK recorded…
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…
Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic crosses one million

Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic crosses one million

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SummaryThe world's coronavirus death toll crosses one million, with the US, Brazil and India making up nearly half of the total, according to Johns Hopkins UniversityThe UN secretary general calls it a "mind-numbing" figure and "an agonising milestone".But the number is likely to be much higher as testing rates in many countries remain low, with…
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.…