Yahoo ‘scanned emails to help FBI hunt terrorists’

Yahoo ‘scanned emails to help FBI hunt terrorists’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yahoo is reported to have scanned emails on behalf of the FBI Yahoo scanned its users’ incoming emails for an unusual string of characters that had been linked to a terrorist organisation, according to a fresh report about the matter. The New York Times says flagged messages were made […]

Labour reshuffle: Diane Abbott made shadow home secretary

Labour reshuffle: Diane Abbott made shadow home secretary

Image copyright PA Image caption The appointments of Diane Abbott, Shami Chakrabarti, Nick Brown and Keir Starmer were announced on Thursday Diane Abbott has been promoted to shadow home secretary in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s front bench reshuffle. Ex-Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti is shadow attorney general and Keir Starmer, who left the team in June […]

UKIP probe after MEP Steven Woolfe hurt in ‘altercation’

UKIP probe after MEP Steven Woolfe hurt in ‘altercation’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Woolfe is expected to be released from hospital later UKIP has launched an inquiry after one of its MEPs was taken to hospital following an altercation with a colleague in the European Parliament. Steven Woolfe collapsed after the incident at a meeting in Strasbourg. Mr Woolfe, 49 – […]

Sofa boss ‘disappointed’ at home secretary’s comments

Media captionDirector of Hastings furniture firm says Ms Rudd’s comments are “very disappointing”. The boss of a sofa-making company said it is “very disappointing” that Home Secretary Amber Rudd accused his firm of recruiting “exclusively” from Romania and Poland. Matt O’Flynn, who runs Hastings-based Collins and Hayes, said that 75% of his staff are actually […]

Hurricane Matthew leaves at least 283 dead in Haiti

At least 283 people are now known to have been killed by Hurricane Matthew, which has swept across the Caribbean island of Haiti. Large parts of the island have been unreachable, leaving survivors without food. The hurricane is now heading for Florida, where millions of people have been told to leave their homes. Nick Bryant […]

Inside Bangladesh terror attack cafe

Three months after Bangladesh suffered the worst terror attack in its history, the BBC’s Justin Rowlatt has been the first video journalist given access to the cafe. Inside Bangladesh terror attack cafe

Norway’s short but controversial fence on Russia’s border

Norway is erecting a controversial steel fence along its border with Russia following a surge in migrant arrivals last year. The fence has drawn criticism from refugees’ rights groups and locals who fear that cross-border ties with Russia will be harmed. But the government says the new fence is needed to tighten security at the […]

Mafia boss found in secret room in own house

Footage of a fugitive mafia boss caught hiding in a secret compartment in his own home after five years on the run has been released by Italian police. It took agents several hours to dislodge Antonio Pelle, 54, from his hideout between a bedroom and a bathroom, before arresting him. Pelle, known as “Mamma”, was […]

Can the UK take over existing EU trade agreements? – BBC News

Can the UK take over existing EU trade agreements? – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Building British trade outside the EU is a priority for Theresa May’s government, so existing deals could be a useful starting point to any negotiation. But could the UK take over existing trade agreements the EU has with other countries, under “grandfather rights”, the phrase for allowing old rules to continue to […]

UK home secretary faces backlash over Brexit immigration plan – USA TODAY

UK home secretary faces backlash over Brexit immigration plan – USA TODAY

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd delivers a keynote address on the third day of the annual Conservative Party conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England, on October 4, 2016.(Photo: BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images) LONDON — One of Britain’s most senior politicians was caught in an escalating argument about immigration Thursday, after a company […]