Japan bullet train stops ‘scary’ safety drills

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Japan has one of the world’s most reliable railways and is known for its Shinkansen bullet trains A Japanese railway firm has stopped an

Read More

India unveils the world’s tallest statue

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStunning visuals of the world’s tallest statue India has unveiled the world’s tallest statue, which cost 29.9bn rupees (£330m; $430m) to build.

Read More

Can artificial intelligence help stop religious violence?

Image copyright Getty Images Software that mimics human society is being tested to see if it can help prevent religious violence. Researchers used artificial intelligence algorithms to simulate actions driven

Read More

Bitcoin: The first ten years

Ten years ago today, Bitcoin was born. A mysterious person going by the fictitious name Satoshi Nakamoto released a paper, saying how his new money would work. It was meant

Read More

Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop: Why I’m trying to correct history

Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop says his portraits are “a reinvented narrative of the history of black people, and therefore, the history of humanity and of the concept of freedom”.

Read More

Facebook daily visits growth slows as sales miss forecasts

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook’s user growth has slowed and revenue has failed to meet forecasts, according to the firm’s latest results. An average of 1.49 billion people used Facebook’s

Read More

Pittsburgh shooting: First of 11 funerals held for victims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Rosenthal brothers, the first to be buried, were the youngest victims of the synagogue shooting The first of the 11 victims of the US

Read More

Sports Direct to close Evans Cycles stores in rescue deal

Image copyright Evans Cycles Billionaire Mike Ashley has announced a deal to buy Evans Cycles which will see half of the bike chain’s shops close, resulting in hundreds of job

Read More

Android’s under-5s apps have ‘unfair and deceptive’ ads

Image copyright Bubadu Image caption Campaigners gave Doctor Kids as an example of a title in which a character cries if players click away from an in-app store Under-fives are

Read More

Pittsburgh shooting: Anger at Pence rally ‘Jesus prayer’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Women embrace outside the Rodef Shalom Congregation where the funeral for shooting victims Cecil Rosenthal and David Rosenthal are being held US Vice-President Mike Pence

Read More