Here are today’s biggest headlines.
Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei, has been arrested in Canada. She faces extradition to the United States.
Four years ago, Naoko and Takayuki Ida were given a house. For free.
Huawei’s dream of becoming a global leader in 5G mobile networks has suffered another blow.
Former Hong Kong politician convicted of scheming to offer millions of dollars in bribes to African leaders, through contacts made at the United Nations
Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues were apparently concerned enough about Vine, a video app from Twitter, that on the day it launched in January 2013, they moved to restrict its access to Facebook user data, a trove of internal Facebook emails released by the U.K. Parliament on Wednesday shows.
How a United Nations NGO and a mysterious oil giant pushed Belt and Road around the world.
Genetically modified pig hearts transplanted into baboons were shown to support life and function for up to 195 days in a new research paper.
A search and rescue operation is under way in Japan after an incident involving two US Marine Corps aircraft. The planes involved are a KC-130 and an F/A 18 based at Iwakuni near Hiroshima and are carrying seven personnel, Marines officials said. The Marine Corps tweeted that the incident occurred at about 02:00 on Thursday (17:00 GMT Wednesday).
There’s nothing about sex and relationships that author and YouTuber Hannah Witton will shy away from talking about – including little-discussed topics such as disability and sex. She’s frank, informed, funny and focused on breaking down taboos. Then there’s the Little Mix video.
A former Catholic archbishop in Australia has had his conviction for concealing child sexual abuse quashed. A judge in New South Wales said there were reasonable doubts about Philip Wilson’s conviction. Mr Wilson, 68, had become the world’s most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up sexual abuse when his trial ended in May.
An “alarming” proportion of adults in Great Britain remain confused about what constitutes rape, campaigners say. A third of people surveyed for the End Violence Against Women coalition said there had to be physical violence for sexual activity to count as rape.
Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a blistering critique of President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday night, but without mentioning it by name. Biden told guests at the Lantos Foundation annual gala that “we are in a battle for the soul of this nation” and “have to recognize trend lines are moving in the wrong direction.”
President Donald Trump was taken to task on Twitter after a report claimed he’d shrugged off a looming spike in the U.S. national debt because it wouldn’t happen until after he’d left the White House.
Meghan Markle was, hands down, one of 2018′s biggest style stars. The Duchess of Sussex, who officially became a royal in May when she wed Prince Harry (in a beautiful custom Givenchy gown), has her royal style down to a science.
Netflix spent somewhere around $13 billion on original content this year. Of course, much of that money went into shows and movies that will materialize at a later date, but 2018 still featured more Originals than Netflix has had in years prior.
It’s not often you find yourself eagerly awaiting a fresh glimpse of a nightmare-inducing clown, but here we are. It’s now been well over a year since Andrés Muschietti’s IT adaptation giggled its way into theatres, before going on to smash the previous record for highest-grossing U.S. box office horror movie.
Scientists have watched Greenland’s colossal ice sheet shrink at an accelerated rate for the last 20 years. Now, researchers have solid proof that the current melting of Earth’s second-largest ice sheet – which is about 2.5 times the size of Texas – is quite abnormal compared to previous centuries.
The day we are born is the day we begin to die, and the same was true for the beloved but ill-fated app, Vine. Mark Zuckerberg personally made the decision to revoke Vine’s ability to connect users to their Facebook friends, a recently published 2013 email shows.