Weedkiller glyphosate ‘doesn’t cause cancer’ – Bayer

Weedkiller glyphosate ‘doesn’t cause cancer’ – Bayer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many gardeners use the common weed killers Pharmaceutical group Bayer has dismissed claims that an ingredient used in weed killers is carcinogenic. The German company, which owns agriculture giant Monsanto, says herbicides containing glyphosate are safe. On Friday, Monsanto was ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man […]

Canada gun attack: Man charged after four killed in New Brunswick

Canada gun attack: Man charged after four killed in New Brunswick

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robb Costello was the father of four and Sara Burns the mother of three A man has been charged with four counts of murder after two police officers and two civilians were shot dead in New Brunswick in Canada on Friday morning. Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, was arrested after the […]

California wildfires: Thousands evacuated as Lake Elsinore threatened

California wildfires: Thousands evacuated as Lake Elsinore threatened

Image copyright AFP Image caption Residents of Lake Elsinore are fleeing the advancing flames More than 21,000 people have been evacuated from the path of a fast-moving wildfire in Southern California. The mandatory evacuation orders were issued as the blaze, dubbed the Holy fire, threatened homes around Lake Elsinore in Orange County. The fire, one […]

Tesla’s Elon Musk faces investor lawsuit

Tesla’s Elon Musk faces investor lawsuit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk has complained before about “negative propaganda” Elon Musk’s bombshell announcement that he is thinking of taking the electric car company Tesla private has landed him a lawsuit from unhappy investors. The American entrepreneur said on Tuesday that de-listing from the stock exchange could be the “best path forward” […]

Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

Media captionPlane followed by fighter jets An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made “an unauthorised take-off” late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to close. Two F15 fighter jets pursued the plane. It is unclear if […]

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Crops are often treated with the herbicide glyphosate Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer. In a landmark case, a Californian jury found that Monsanto knew its Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers were dangerous and […]

Fredericton shooting: Four dead including two police in Canada

Fredericton shooting: Four dead including two police in Canada

Image copyright Kev Bourque/via Reuters Image caption Emergency vehicles pictured near the scene in Fredericton, New Brunswick Canadian police say a suspect is in custody after at least four people – two of them police officers – were killed in a shooting in the eastern city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The city police confirmed the […]

Melania Trump’s Slovenian parents become US citizens

Melania Trump’s Slovenian parents become US citizens

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Amalija and Viktor Knavs were born in Slovenia and are in their 70s President Donald Trump’s parents-in-law have become US citizens in a private ceremony. Viktor and Amalija Knavs, Melania Trump’s Slovenian-born parents, took the oath of citizenship in New York on Thursday, their lawyer confirmed. He said the pair […]

Charlottesville remembered: ‘A battle for the soul of America’

Charlottesville remembered: ‘A battle for the soul of America’

On 12 August, the small, serene city of Charlottesville, Virginia will mark the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally that shocked the nation. The violence that day cost the life of a young counter-protester and scarred Charlottesville. An official report condemned city officials for failing to adequately prepare and police for standing by as […]

Laura Ingraham: Demographic changes ‘national emergency’

Laura Ingraham: Demographic changes ‘national emergency’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Laura Ingraham hosts a show on Fox News, President Donald Trump’s favourite media network Fox News host Laura Ingraham has denied claims that her remarks about “massive demographic changes” in the US being a “national emergency” were racist. On Thursday, Ms Ingraham said she does not support white nationalists […]

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