Walmart ceases e-cigarette sales

Walmart ceases e-cigarette sales

Image copyright AFP Walmart has said it will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the US, amid mounting calls to ban the products entirely. The retailer said its decision was due to “uncertainty” about the rules governing e-cigarettes, which US health authorities have linked to more than 500 cases of lung injury. US President Donald Trump […]

Several dozen attend Facebook event to storm Area 51

Several dozen attend Facebook event to storm Area 51

Locals were expecting thousands of visitors after millions of people said they would attend on a Facebook event titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”. But fewer than a hundred people showed up in the Nevada desert on Friday morning, a site where conspiracy theorists claim the government is hiding proof of […]

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: US to send troops to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: US to send troops to Saudi Arabia

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAbqaiq was struck in the early hours of Saturday morning The US has announced plans to send forces to Saudi Arabia in the wake of attacks against the country’s oil infrastructure. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters the deployment would be “defensive in nature”. Total troop […]

The photographer capturing mankind's impact on planet Earth

The photographer capturing mankind's impact on planet Earth

Edward Burtynsky travels the world trying to capture striking images of humanity’s impact on the planet, from the fossil-like shapes left behind by drills in a Potash mine to the luminescent colours of lithium ponds. The Canadian photographic artist has spent 40 years focusing on large-scale human activities such as mining, quarrying, agriculture and deforestation […]

Climate strike: What US children are sacrificing for the cause

Climate strike: What US children are sacrificing for the cause

Young people have poured on to the streets of cities across the world to try to force political leaders to act over climate change. But they aren’t just leaving it to the politicians – in New York City, activists explained what they were doing in their own lives to help. For more facts on what […]

Antonio Brown leaves Patriots after just one game

Antonio Brown leaves Patriots after just one game

The New England Patriots have released wide receiver Antonio Brown after just one game for the franchise. Brown, 31, signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on 7 September worth a reported £12.2m ($15m) including a £7.3m ($9m) signing bonus. He scored a touchdown in his only appearance for the Patriots against the Miami Dolphins […]

Cuba's 'sonic weapon' may have been mosquito gas

Cuba's 'sonic weapon' may have been mosquito gas

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cuban health authorities and the army fumigate a street in Havana in 2016 Canadian researchers say they may have identified the cause of a mystery illness which plagued diplomatic staff in Cuba in 2016. Some reports in the US suggested an “acoustic attack” caused US staff similar symptoms, sparking […]

Trump dismisses 'ridiculous story' about alleged promise to foreign leader

Trump dismisses 'ridiculous story' about alleged promise to foreign leader

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: “It’s a partisan whistleblower” President Donald Trump has dismissed a whistleblower allegation that he made a promise to a foreign leader – believed to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky – calling it a “ridiculous story”. He said his talks with leaders were always “totally appropriate”. Reports say Mr […]

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