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Boston braces for rival protests week after Charlottesville

Boston braces for rival protests week after Charlottesville

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, left, with other officers along barricades on the Boston Common Officials in Boston, Massachusetts, are bracing for possible confrontations as rival protests converge on the city centre on Saturday. The organisers of the conservative “Free Speech Rally” said they would not offer a platform […]

Stephen Hawking: I’m worried about the future of the NHS

Stephen Hawking: I’m worried about the future of the NHS

Image copyright BBC/Richard Ansett Stephen Hawking says he is worried about the future of the NHS, attacking the impact of government policies and the health secretary in person. In a speech on Saturday, the Cambridge University scientist is expected to accuse Jeremy Hunt of “cherry-picking” evidence to support his policies. And he will also say […]

Russia knife attacker wounds eight

Russia knife attacker wounds eight

Eight people have been wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut, security sources say. The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police. The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reports. […]

UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says

UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says

Media captionIS are inspiring home-grown attackers rather than sending them to the front line, Ben Wallace says The UK terror threat is increasing as so-called Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the security minister has said. Ben Wallace said extremists were trying to carry out attacks in the UK because they were either […]

Jeremy Corbyn Welsh visit ‘on your side’ pledge to voters

Jeremy Corbyn Welsh visit ‘on your side’ pledge to voters

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was greeted by large crowds in Wales during the general election campaign Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will tell voters in north Wales they need a UK government “on their side” in his summer campaign tour of marginal seats. He will promise investment in jobs and industry at a rally in Bangor, […]

Big Ben’s Ayrton Light to be switched off

Big Ben’s Ayrton Light to be switched off

Image copyright Getty Images A lamp at the top of Elizabeth Tower – which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting – is to stop shining for the first time in more than 70 years. The Ayrton Light, located above the Great Bell – known as Big Ben – needs to be […]

Finland killings: Stabbings in Turku a 'terror attack'

Finland killings: Stabbings in Turku a 'terror attack'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“We won’t ever give in”: Defiant message from eyewitness Anttoni Numminen Police in Finland say they believe the killing of two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday was a terrorist attack. They said the attacker, who was shot in the leg by police and […]

Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda after sacking

Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda after sacking

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump reportedly grew weary of Mr Bannon taking credit Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the president’s opponents, after being fired from his job at the White House. Steve Bannon, who has returned as head of ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, said he would […]

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Events in Charlottesville have spurred a national conversation in the US about far-right groups, free speech and censorship Decisions by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to eject a neo-Nazi site from their services were “dangerous”, a US-based digital rights group has said. The Daily Stormer had denigrated 32-year-old Heather Heyer […]

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 340 domains relating to pirate sites will soon be blocked in Australia Australia’s federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites. The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker. A […]

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