Here are today’s biggest headlines.
A Russian passenger jet flew into a flock of birds then crash-landed in a cornfield just outside a Moscow airport Thursday, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency.
Gibraltar’s Supreme Court on Thursday approved the immediate release of Grace 1, an Iranian oil tanker seized off the country’s coast last month, despite 11th-hour efforts by the United States to block it.
An autopsy performed on Jeffrey Epstein showed he “sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones,” the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Israel is considering barring two Democratic congresswomen — Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar — from an upcoming visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories because of their support for a boycott against Israel, according to an Israeli government official.
A man who police say shot at officers during a standoff that lasted nearly eight hours in Philadelphia has been identified as Maurice Hill, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told CNN.
Muhammad Ali’s fights against George Foreman — “the Rumble in the Jungle” — and Joe Frazier — the “Thrilla in Manila” — helped establish boxing’s heavyweight division in the global public’s consciousness.
A man died Tuesday night after participating in a taco eating competition at a minor league baseball game. The competition took place last night at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California, during a game between the Fresno Grizzlies and Memphis Redbirds.
(CNN) – It’s not every day you go shopping for a VIP jumbo jet, but one unique offering is attracting attention online. A Boeing 747-400 which has flown 14 Japanese prime ministers and the country’s emperor around the world is up for sale, according to a listing on aviation trade publication Controller.
On Sunday evening, Max Keliikipi was driving home from work when he saw the waves at Makaha Beach on Oahu, Hawaii.
Many Snapchat creators are finding ways to earn tens of thousands of dollars by creating sponsored AR filters for brands, including Nike and Fanta, and selling merchandise such as t-shirts.
That’s all from BBC Africa Live for today, we will now leave you with an automated service until Thursday morning. A reminder of today’s wise words: When a woman enters into marriage she takes her mother with her. An Akan proverb sent by Edmund Ofei, Cape Coast, Ghana.
A group of YouTube video-makers is suing it and parent company Google, claiming both discriminate against LGBT-themed videos and their creators. The group claims YouTube restricts advertising on LGBT videos and limits their reach and discoverability. But YouTube said sexual orientation and gender identity played no role in deciding whether videos could earn ad revenue or appear in search results.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have made unsuccessful offers for Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, says BBC Radio 5 Live’s Guillem Balague. Neymar’s former club Barcelona are believed to have offered 100m euros (£92.4m) plus Philippe Coutinho. Ivan Rakitic was also discussed with the French club as part of the deal for the 27-year-old Brazil international.
How analysis of texts from the early medieval period can help us understand comets – and our universe.
While the better-than-expected retail sales figures will have brought some joy, Karen Johnson, head of retail & wholesale at Barclays Corporate Banking warns that retailers are unlikely to get carried away, as the threat of Brexit is still “looming”. “Online continued to thrive, with sales now accounting for a fifth of the total retail spend.
The wholesome, all-American tradition of drunken Texas fraternity parties just got even more American: they’re now part of a corporate marketing ploy! A new report from The Houston Chronicle lays bare a genius if somewhat troubling user acquisition scheme by dating apps Bumble and Tinder.
Facebook was listening. Sort of. It turns out the company that only recently made a performative pivot toward privacy was paying contractors to listen to and transcribe users’ conversations, according to Bloomberg . Notably, the contractors reportedly did not know how Facebook obtained the audio and weren’t informed as to why it needed to be transcribed.
Commercial virtual reality has, so far, mostly manifested itself in the living rooms of people with lots of disposable income. But British Airways is hopping on a VR bandwagon that could actually be pretty useful. The UK airline announced Wednesday that it would start offering VR headsets in a trial capacity to select passengers in flights.
Twitter just unveiled yet another experiment it’s hoping will help make its service a more welcoming place: the ability to follow topics the same way you might follow individual accounts.