Australia bushfires north of Sydney 'too big to put out'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption’Sydney’s mega fire is getting out of control’ A “mega blaze” raging across a 60km (37 mile) front north-west of Sydney cannot currently be put out, Australian fire officials have warned.The fire across almost 300,000 hectares (1,150 sq m) is just an hour’s drive from the nation’s […]

General election 2019: Reddit says UK-US trade talks document leak 'linked to Russia'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn holds up the leaked documents at a press conference on 27 November Leaked documents detailing UK-US trade talks were posted on Reddit by an account linked to a campaign “originating from Russia”, the online message board has said.In a post on Friday, the site said it had […]

'How smart home tech helps me live independently'

Adam, who has Down’s syndrome, lives independently in a tech-filled home he shares with housemates.The house is part of a project which uses smart devices, sensors and bespoke applications to enable people with learning disabilities to live without in-home carers.Adam showed BBC Click’s Paul Carter how the technology helps him in everyday life.See more at […]

General election 2019: Who is paying for the election?

Image caption Cider, steam locomotives and Thailand: some of the more unusual things that unite major party donors Russian oligarchs. A fashion magnate turned cider maker. A theatre impresario. An online gambling entrepreneur. The wife of a Syrian-born arms trade fixer.These are some of the big donors pouring hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of […]

Elon Musk wins defamation case over 'pedo guy' tweet about diver

Image copyright EPA Image caption Elon Musk pictured leaving the courtroom in LA Elon Musk did not defame a British diver who helped in last year’s Thai cave rescue by calling him a “pedo guy” in a tweet, a US jury has found.Vernon Unsworth was seeking $190m (£145m) in damages from the Tesla founder, over […]

General election 2019: Johnson questions Corbyn's Brexit stance

Jeremy Corbyn said he taken has a neutral stance on Brexit because “the country has to come together”.In the BBC election debate, the Labour leader said he would implement whatever the public decide in another referendum on the EU.But Boris Johnson said it’s a “failure of leadership” not to have a position. Source link

British diplomat resigns over having to 'peddle half-truths' on Brexit

Image copyright UK Government A UK diplomat in charge of Brexit at the British embassy in the US has quit.In her resignation letter, seen by broadcaster CNN, Alexandra Hall Hall said she could no longer “peddle half-truths” on behalf of political leaders she did not “trust”.She said she has become “dismayed” by the reluctance of […]

Watford: Nigel Pearson succeeds Quique Sanchez Flores as manager

Nigel Pearson has previously managed Leicester City, Hull City and SouthamptonWatford have appointed Nigel Pearson as manager until the end of the season.The former Leicester City boss will take charge after Saturday’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace.The 56-year-old is Watford’s third manager of the season following Quique Sanchez Flores’ sacking on Sunday after less […]

Dillian Whyte: British heavyweight has doping charge dropped

British heavyweight Dillian Whyte has had a charge for a doping violation dropped.The 31-year-old provided a sample on 20 June this year – before his victory against Oscar Rivas in July – that contained traces of a banned steroid.But UK Anti-Doping has announced the charge has been withdrawn as the levels in his sample were […]