Gay pride flag launched into space ‘to spread peace’

Gay pride flag launched into space ‘to spread peace’

Image copyright YouTube/PlantingPeace Image caption The non-profit group wants gay people to feel safe in every corner of the universe The rainbow flag that symbolises gay pride has been sent into space for the first time via a high-altitude balloon. Planting Peace, a US-based non-profit group that seeks to “spread peace in a hurting world”, […]

South Carolina school shooter kills dad before rampage

South Carolina school shooter kills dad before rampage

Image copyright AP Image caption Police arrived less than ten minutes after emergency services were called, they say A teenager killed his father before going to a nearby primary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, police say. The suspect was arrested after wounding two boys and a female […]

Obama: Congress made mistake with veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

Obama: Congress made mistake with veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

Image copyright Reuters President Obama has said Congress made a “mistake” by overriding his veto and pushing through a bill that allows legal action against Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 attacks. He said the bill would set a “dangerous precedent” for individuals around the world to sue the US government. Wednesday’s vote was the first […]

Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

Image copyright Getty Images Congress has voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials. In the first veto override of his presidency, the Senate voted 97-1 and the House of Representatives 348-77, meaning the bill becomes law. Mr Obama told CNN […]

Presidential debate: Trump-Clinton showdown breaks TV record

Media captionKey moments from the Clinton-Trump debate The presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was watched by 84 million people on US TV, breaking a previous record set 36 years ago. Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan’s debate in 1980 drew 80.6 million viewers. The viewing figures only count those who watched the debate […]

Wells Fargo chief forfeits $41m amid corruption probe

Image copyright AFP Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf will forfeit $41m (£31.5m) in bonuses as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices. The bank has launched an investigation into how more than two million deposit and credit card accounts were opened without customers’ permission. The bank said Mr Stumpf would […]

Serena Williams vows: ‘I won’t be silent’ on police violence

Serena Williams vows: ‘I won’t be silent’ on police violence

Image copyright AP Image caption ‘I am a total believer that not ‘everyone’ is bad,’ said Williams Serena Williams has voiced her fears about police violence, writing on Facebook: “I won’t be silent.” The US tennis star posted that she found herself feeling wary of law enforcement during a recent journey with her teenage nephew. […]

Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision

Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision

Media captionElon Musk: Ticket to Mars human colony should be affordable Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price. Mr Musk, who founded private spaceflight company SpaceX, was speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Tuesday. […]

Porsche-driving lawyer Nathan DeSai was Houston gunman

Media captionHouston shooter: ‘Lawyer’ gunman dead after opening fire at mall A “disgruntled” Porsche-driving lawyer wearing Nazi emblems has been named by police as the gunman who opened fire on a Texas street, injuring nine people. Nathan DeSai, 46, began firing apparently indiscriminately at people driving by his apartment building in southwest Houston on Monday […]

Presidential debate: Trump criticises moderator Lester Holt

Media captionKey moments from the Clinton-Trump debate Donald Trump has accused the moderator in the first US presidential debate, Lester Holt, of being tougher on him than on Hillary Clinton. The Republican also complained about his microphone crackling and being at a lower level than his opponent’s. After an often bitter exchange, Mr Trump said […]