Wikileaks: CIA can hack phones and TVs

Wikileaks: CIA can hack phones and TVs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The CIA has not said if the claims are true Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA. The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers. Some […]

Slaves and history according to Ben Carson

Media captionBen Carson calls US slaves ‘immigrants’ There is history, and then there is history according to Ben Carson. The two are not always the same thing. Mr Carson entered the race to become the Republican nominee in the US presidential election in May 2015. Quite a lot has happened since then. He dropped out […]

House Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement plan

House Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Ryan (pictured last week) said the new plan would “give every American access to quality, affordable health insurance” US House Republicans have unveiled a long-awaited plan to replace the signature health care law of former US President Barack Obama. The proposed legislation would repeal penalties for those who […]

Trump signs new travel ban directive

Trump signs new travel ban directive

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The White House releases an image of Mr Trump signing the new executive order President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. Iraq – which was covered in the previous seven-nation order – has been removed from the […]

US ‘may split families that cross border’

US ‘may split families that cross border’

Image copyright Getty Images The US is thinking about separating children from their parents if caught illegally crossing the Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told CNN the move would be an attempt at stopping families from making the perilous journey from Central America. Tens of thousands of parents and children, many who are […]

Trump signs new travel-ban directive

Trump signs new travel-ban directive

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The White House releases an image of Mr Trump signing the new executive order President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. Iraq – which was covered in the previous seven-nation order – has been removed from the […]

Supreme Court drops landmark transgender school bathroom case

Supreme Court drops landmark transgender school bathroom case

Image copyright AP Image caption Gavin Grimm, 17, was born female but identifies as male The US Supreme Court has reversed its decision to hear a landmark case on transgender bathroom rights. Gavin Grimm, who was born female but identifies as male, sued his school board over their policy which prevented him from using male […]

Rhode Island twin sisters, 97, die after falling in driveway

Rhode Island twin sisters, 97, die after falling in driveway

Image copyright AP Image caption Martha Young Williams (L) and Jean Young Haley Two 97-year-old twins have died in freezing temperatures after falling over outside one of their homes in the US state of Rhode Island. Police say Martha Young Williams and Jean Young Haley lost their footing in the driveway of Ms Haley’s house […]

Afghan family of five detained in US despite valid entry visas

Afghan family of five detained in US despite valid entry visas

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghanistan was not one of the majority-Muslim countries covered under the travel ban Lawyers in the US have filed a petition seeking the release of an Afghan family who were detained in the US despite having valid entry visas. A couple and their three young children were taken into custody […]

GM set to announce Opel and Vauxhall sale on Monday

GM set to announce Opel and Vauxhall sale on Monday

Image copyright Getty Images General Motors is set to announce a deal to sell its Vauxhall and Opel operations to the French company that owns Peugeot and Citroen. PSA Group has scheduled a press conference with GM for Monday morning in Paris. The two companies had wanted to announce a deal before the start of […]