Home / World

World

‘Haunting’ school shooter drills become the new normal in US schools

‘How is this going to help us?’ a teacher asks as versions of this ritual are now stitched into the fabric of the American educational system Naomi Wadler: the 11-year-old helping lead a protest movementThe gunshots came from upstairs, pop-pop-pop, and Lindsay Aikman’s heart thumped faster and faster. The school’s public address system announced an active shooter. Related: Florida school shooting survivors march on unfazed by personal attacks Continue reading...

Read More »

Fox News host Laura Ingraham takes week off after David Hogg comments

11 companies boycott The Ingraham Angle over Twitter attackNaomi Wadler: the 11-year-old helping lead a protest movementThe Fox News host Laura Ingraham announced late on Friday that she would take the next week off, after 11 advertisers dropped her show over her mockery of a teenage survivor of the Florida school shooting. Related: Florida school shooting survivors march on unfazed by personal attacks Continue reading...

Read More »

Foreign Office considers Russian consular access to Yulia Skripal

Announcement regarding daughter of poisoned spy comes amid row over search of Russian aircraft by British authorities The Foreign Office has said it is considering Russia’s request for consular access to Yulia Skripal as a fresh row develops over why British authorities searched a Russian aircraft travelling from Moscow to London on Friday. Russia’s transport ministry said it would demand an official explanation from the UK government for why a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane was searched by authorities at Heathrow on Friday, and threatened “similar actions” against British Airways planes in Russia. Continue reading...

Read More »

Florida school shooting survivors march on unfazed by personal attacks

In the week since the March for Our Lives student activists have rebuffed claims of a secret plan to repeal the second amendment Naomi Wadler: the 11-year-old helping lead a protest movementIn the week since they organized a worldwide protest against gun violence, student survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, have faced personal attacks and accusations that they want to repeal the second amendment. Related: 'Haunting' school shooter drills become the new normal in US schools Continue reading...

Read More »

Tesla car that crashed and killed driver was running on Autopilot, firm says

Company says driver took no action despite system’s warningsUber settles with family of woman killed by self-driving carTesla has said a car that crashed in California last week, killing its driver, was operating on Autopilot. Related: Exclusive: Arizona governor and Uber kept self-driving program secret, emails reveal Continue reading...

Read More »

‘You’ll never work again’: women tell how sexual harassment broke their careers

Actors, writers, assistants, comedians and journalists speak out about the toll that sexual assault and harassment in the workplace took on their futures As women come forward with accusations of sexual harassment in politics, media, entertainment and other fields, following the flood of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, it is striking how many of their stories share the same ending. Either the alleged abuse, the victim’s refusal to stay quiet, or both, slams the door on critical job opportunities and puts a serious – sometimes terminal – dent in her career. In some cases the victim never works in her industry again. Continue reading...

Read More »

Nigeria mosque attack: suicide bomber kills dozens

Boko Haram thought to be behind devastating attack in Adamawa state in north-east of country Dozens of people have been killed by a suicide bomb attack during morning prayers in a mosque in north-east Nigeria. Boko Haram, the militant group that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions in the region, is thought to be behind the attack in Mubi, a town in Adamawa state, but has not yet claimed it. Continue reading...

Read More »

Uber covered up massive hack that exposed data of 57m users and drivers

Firm paid hackers $100,000 to delete data and keep breach quietChief security officer Joe Sullivan fired for concealing October 2016 breach Uber concealed a massive global breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, failing to notify the individuals and regulators, the company acknowledged on Tuesday. Uber also confirmed it had paid the hackers responsible $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet, which was first reported by Bloomberg. Continue reading...

Read More »

John Lasseter taking leave from Pixar, citing ‘missteps’ and ‘unwanted hugs’

The head of Disney Animation will take a six-month sabbatical after stating he has unintentionally made staff members feel ‘disrespected or uncomfortable’ Disney Animation head John Lasseter will take a six-month leave of absence after confessing to unspecified “missteps”. In a company memo, obtained by the Hollywood Reporter, Lasseter writes that he has fallen short in creating a culture that engenders “support and collaboration” and hints at behavior that he has been confronted about. Continue reading...

Read More »

Robert Mugabe resignation ushers in new era for Zimbabwe

Jubilation in streets and parliament tinged with uncertainty about future following decades of authoritarian rule Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for a country as uncertain as it is hopeful. The man who ruled with an autocrat’s grip for so many years finally caved to popular and political pressure hours after parliament launched proceedings to impeach him. Continue reading...

Read More »