Elon Musk ‘may take Tesla private’

Elon Musk ‘may take Tesla private’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tesla chief executive Elon Musk also runs the SpaceX rocket venture Tesla boss Elon Musk is considering taking the electric-car firm private, a move he claimed was the “best path forward” for the company. Mr Musk said de-listing from the stock exchange meant Tesla would no longer be pressured […]

Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO₂ emissions slashed

Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO₂ emissions slashed

Image copyright Getty Images It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, “Hothouse Earth” is a deadly serious concept. Researchers believe we could soon cross a threshold leading to boiling hot temperatures and towering seas in the centuries to come. Even if countries succeed in meeting their […]

Lombok: Scores die as quake again hits Indonesian island

Lombok: Scores die as quake again hits Indonesian island

Media captionMoment the quake struck caught on camera At least 82 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, emergency officials say. Hundreds of people have been wounded by the quake, disaster management officials added. The 7 magnitude tremor damaged thousands of buildings and […]

Harvey Weinstein seeks to dismiss case based on accuser’s emails

Harvey Weinstein seeks to dismiss case based on accuser’s emails

Image copyright APF/ Getty Images Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is seeking to get the criminal case against him thrown out of court. On Friday, his lawyers filed a defence motion citing dozens of “warm” emails they say Mr Weinstein received from one of his accusers after an alleged rape. His team argue prosecutors should have […]

Zimbabwe election: President Mnangagwa calls for unity

Zimbabwe election: President Mnangagwa calls for unity

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Mnangagwa stuck a conciliatory tone at Friday’s press conference Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will be a leader for all Zimbabweans in a call for unity after rows broke out over his election victory. The president appealed for peace and promised an independent investigation into the military after six people […]

In pictures: Europe swelters

In pictures: Europe swelters

Europe is in the middle of a heatwave, and forecasters say the all-time temperature record could be broken in the coming days. The current European record is 48C (118.4F), set in Athens in July 1977. Southern Spain and Portugal are both forecast to hit 47C (116.6F) on Friday and Saturday. Pictures show shrunken lakes and […]

Osama Bin Laden: Mother Alia Ghanem remembers ‘good child’

Osama Bin Laden: Mother Alia Ghanem remembers ‘good child’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The organisation he ran was behind a number of terror attacks worldwide, including the 9/11 attacks in the US The mother of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has spoken publicly about her son for the first time, seven years on from his 2011 death. Alia Ghanem gave an interview […]

Arizona care worker accused of migrant shelter child abuse

Arizona care worker accused of migrant shelter child abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boys are seen at tent camp for migrant children in Texas (FILE) A former youth worker at a shelter for migrant children in Arizona has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing eight boys under his care. Levian Pacheco, 25, is charged with committing 11 sex crimes between August 2016 […]

US accuses Russia of ‘pervasive’ election meddling

US accuses Russia of ‘pervasive’ election meddling

Media captionDan Coats: Russia’s ‘pervasive campaign’ against US continues US national security chiefs have lined up to warn American democracy is in the “crosshairs” of foreign adversaries for elections in 2018 and 2020. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said: “We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to weaken and divide the […]

Trump says ready to meet Iran’s Rouhani

Trump says ready to meet Iran’s Rouhani

Media captionDonald Trump: “No preconditions, if they want to meet, I’ll meet” Donald Trump has offered to meet Iran’s leaders with “no preconditions” and “any time they want”. “I’d meet with anybody. I believe in meetings,” the US president told reporters at the White House. Mr Trump’s conciliatory approach comes after he and Iranian President […]