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Before hitting the road, self-driving cars should have to pass a driving test

People have to pass road tests – so should self-driving cars. Africa Studio/Shutterstock.comWhat should a self-driving car do when a nearby vehicle is swerving unpredictably back and forth on the road, as if its driver were drunk? What about encountering a vehicle...

A record 29,000 Mexicans were murdered last year – can soldiers stop the bloodshed?

Mexico’s war on drugs has left 234,966 people dead in the last 11 years. In 2017 alone, the country saw some 29,000 murders, the highest annual tally since such record-keeping began in 1997. For years, incensed Mexicans have demanded that President Enrique Peña Nieto...

Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bollywood’ wardrobe amuses Indians

Justin Trudeau's 'Bollywood' wardrobe amuses Indians 22 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images When it comes to breaking out the traditional Indian outfits, no one is quite as committed as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says the BBC's Ayeshea...

Deported twice, man struggles to help his family survive

US-Mexico border fence that separates Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego, Calif. AP Photo/Rodrigo AbdFor more than a decade, I documented one man’s deportation, the impact on his family and his eventual return to the U.S. I did this as part of my work studying the...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

Winter Olympics: USA beat Canada on penalties to win women’s ice hockey gold

USA beat Canada to win women's ice hockey goldXXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesThe United States beat Canada...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

Amnesty accuses President Trump of human rights violations

Amnesty accuses President Trump of human rights violations 22 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump is among the world leaders "callously undermining the rights of millions", Amnesty said Human rights group Amnesty International has accused...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

22 February 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police guard the embassy after the incident There has been an explosion at the US Embassy in Montenegro, the government says.An unidentified attacker threw an explosive device into the embassy compound in the...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

Police use DNA to sketch image of abandoned baby’s mother

Police use DNA to sketch image of abandoned baby's mother 22 February 2018 Image copyright Calgary Police Image caption A sketch of the baby and a DNA phenotyped sketch of the baby's possible mother Canadian police are using DNA to sketch the possible likeness of the...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

Jennifer Lawrence hits back at dress critics

21 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jennifer poses with her male co-stars in London Jennifer Lawrence has hit back at people who questioned the dress she wore to an outdoor photo shoot. Some critics wondered why she was wearing a revealing...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

Here’s The Powerful Speech A Father Of A Florida Shooting Victim Delivered To Trump

Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter Meadow Jade Pollack was killed last week in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, delivered a powerful speech Wednesday to President Trump during a listening session on school safety at the White House."There...

US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air

US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air 21 February 2018 Image copyright @radiocassiday/Instagram Image caption Cassiday Proctor's baby boy has been named Jameson A US morning radio show presenter has given birth on air during her show.Cassiday...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

Family Members Of School Shooting Victims Beg Trump In Person To Take Action

A seething father who lost his 18-year-old daughter in the Florida school shooting stood inside the White House Wednesday and directly confronted the president of the United States: "How many schools, how many children have to get shot?" Andrew Pollack asked. "It...

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour 21 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images The head of Ford's US operations is leaving the company immediately following an internal investigation into inappropriate behaviour.The carmaker said its inquiry had...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

Twitter Is Trying To Kill “Tweetdecking.” Here’s What You Should Know

Twitter is making changes to Tweetdeck in an effort to fight spam, the company announced Wednesday, a possible major step toward eradicating the practice of "tweetdecking," in which mostly young users have made significant profits from selling retweets.As part of the...

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings 21 February 2018 Related TopicsFlorida school shooting Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFather of Florida shooting victim to Trump: 'I'm pissed'US President Donald Trump has expressed support...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

A Hashtag About #MillennialOlympicEvents Is Being Taken Over By Anti-Millennial Trolls And It’s A Mess

Cindy 👻 @Cindifer_0 Juggling to save for retirement, a home, and grad school, pay your bills, deflect questions about when you’re going… https://t.co/SLDmuuv9to 02:14 PM - 21 Feb 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite BuzzFeed -...

College students may not be as heart-healthy as they think

College is a fun time for young adults, but it can also become an unhealthy time. oneinchpunch/Shutterstock.comFor many young adults, the college years are filled with excitement, as students gain independence and establish new adult identities and behaviors. However,...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...

Fourth US man dies hunting for buried $2m treasure

Fourth US man dies hunting for buried $ 2m treasure 21 February 2018 Image copyright CBS Image caption Jeff Murphy, 53, drove from his Illinois home to Yellowstone National Park to search for the bronze chest A US man who fell to his death while searching for buried...

How Billy Graham’s legacy lives on in American life

Evangelist Billy Graham. AP Photo/Nell RedmondOn Feb. 21, Billy Graham, the evangelical Christian minister who was widely regarded as “America’s pastor,” died at the age of 99. Graham is best known for his global “crusades” – rallies that attracted crowds in the...




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Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction

Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction 21 February 2018 Image copyright Eyewire Inc A clock designed to run for ten millennia without human intervention is now under construction.The 10,000 Year Clock is a project of the Long Now Foundation, a...

Vox Media Hit With Large Round Of Layoffs

Vox Media is laying off around 50 people, their CEO Jim Bankoff announced Wednesday morning.Bankoff informed Vox Media staffers of the layoffs in an email Wednesday morning, which was obtained by BuzzFeed News.Company verticals Racked, Curbed, and SB Nation, as well...

Billy Graham: Six things the evangelist believed

Billy Graham: Six things the evangelist believed 21 February 2018 Image copyright Fox Photos/Getty Images Image caption Graham speaking at Earl's Court in London in 1966 The American evangelist Billy Graham, one of the most important religious figures of the past...

How airplane crash investigations can improve cybersecurity

Detailed digital forensics could help make everyone safer online. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.comWhile some countries struggle with safety, U.S. airplane travel has lately had a remarkable safety record. In fact, from 2014 through 2017, there were no fatal commercial...

After Florida shooting, people are giving up their weapons

After Florida shooting, people are giving up their weapons By Georgina Rannard BBC News 21 February 2018 Image copyright Scott Pappalardo Image caption Scott Pappalardo's video of him sawing up his assault rifle has been viewed more than 22 million times About 40% of...

“America’s Pastor” Billy Graham Has Died At 99

The Christian evangelist preacher, Billy Graham, who became internationally known for his large-scale preaching tours, has died.Graham, who rose to fame as a TV preacher and as a religious advisor to US presidents, was 99.The Billy Graham Evangelical Association...

Husband accused of murdering wife at sea

Dorset coin thief accused of murdering wife on voyage 20 February 2018 Image copyright US Coast Guard Image caption Bennett reported his wife missing in an SOS call as their catamaran was sinking A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife whom he...

US preacher Billy Graham dies

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99 21 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99. Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity,...

Why school leaders fake academic success

Several school systems have become engulfed in cheating scandals as of late. Is the pressure to boost school performance becoming too much? Lightspring/ShutterstockAt the beginning of each school year, before the students arrived, teachers from every school in the...

Florida shooting: Student David Hogg denies ‘actor’ claim

Florida shooting: Student David Hogg denies 'actor' claim 21 February 2018 Related TopicsFlorida school shooting Image caption David Hogg, 17, was in a science class when the first shots rang out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School A survivor of last week's school...

Why school leaders fake academic success

Several school systems have become engulfed in cheating scandals as of late. Is the pressure to boost school performance becoming too much? Lightspring/ShutterstockAt the beginning of each school year, before the students arrived, teachers from every school in the...

US teenager jailed for smuggling tiger across Mexico border

US teenager jailed for smuggling tiger across Mexico border 21 February 2018 Image copyright US Customs and Border Protection Image caption The tiger cub was seized by US Customs and Border Protection in August 2017 A US teenager has been sentenced to six months in...

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls 21 February 2018 Related TopicsFlorida school shooting Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAround 100 students made the bus journey of more than seven hours to reach Florida's...

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’

N Korea cancelled Pence Olympic meeting in S Korea, says US 21 February 2018 Image copyright Pool Image caption Mike Pence was seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation at the opening ceremony US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean...

Six radical ways to tackle US school shootings

By Owen Amos BBC News, Washington DC 20 February 2018 Related TopicsFlorida school shooting Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump signs an order on gun 'bump stocks'After 17 people were killed in Florida, could these measures stop...

George and Amal Clooney pledge $500,000 to gun reform rally

George and Amal Clooney pledge $ 500,000 to gun reform rally 20 February 2018 Related TopicsFlorida school shooting Image copyright Getty Images Image caption George and Amal Clooney are known to donate to political causes George and Amal Clooney have said they are...

Trump pushes for ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks' 20 February 2018 Related TopicsFlorida school shooting Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bump stocks allow semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices,...

How Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir beat France

How Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir beat France By Robin Levinson-King BBC News, Toronto 20 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the most decorated Olympic figure skaters in history Four years ago, Canadian ice...

Sylvester Stallone ‘still punching’ despite death hoax

Sylvester Stallone 'still punching' despite death hoax 20 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The actor confirmed he is still alive To paraphrase the great American humourist Mark Twain, Twitter reports of Sylvester Stallone's death are an...

Florida shooting: Calls for military funeral for slain student

Florida shooting: Calls for military funeral for slain student 20 February 2018 Related TopicsFlorida school shooting Image copyright BBC (supplied) Image caption Peter Wang was reportedly wearing his JROTC uniform when he died A petition has called for a 15-year-old...

Lawmaker accused of firing aide who refused kissing game

Lawmaker accused of firing aide who refused kissing game 20 February 2018 Image copyright California Assembly Image caption Cristina Garcia has previously said alcohol is not an acceptable excuse for sexual misconduct A state lawmaker who rose to national prominence...

Trump-Russia inquiry: Lawyer Alex van der Zwaan charged

Trump-Russia inquiry: Lawyer Alex van der Zwaan charged 20 February 2018 Related TopicsRussia-Trump inquiry Image copyright AFP Image caption Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged 19 people so far A London-based lawyer has been charged with making false...

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