Here are some of today’s top headlines.
Prorogation ruling: The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson suspended Parliament unlawfully. Johnson’s controversial decision: The PM claims he shut down Parliament to prepare for a new session, but critics say it was to stifle opposition over Brexit.
Researchers have discovered a hidden continent on Earth, but it’s not Atlantis. They found it while reconstructing the evolution of Mediterranean region’s complex geology, which rises with mountain ranges and dips with seas from Spain to Iran.
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and the company’s chairman, Hans Dieter Pötsch, were charged by German prosecutors on Tuesday with market manipulation tied to the carmaker’s diesel emissions scandal.
Trump ordered hold on military aid days before call with Ukrainian President, senior administration officials say
President Donald Trump told his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to put a hold on almost $400 million in military aid for Ukraine at least a week before his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president where he pressured the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, the Washington Post reported Monday, citing three senior administration officials.
Police have launched an investigation in South Korea after a doctor performed an abortion by mistake.
Eight newborn babies were killed in a fire that erupted in a hospital neonatal ward in Algeria on Tuesday, according to private television station Ennahar.
The skies over the Indonesian province of Jambi have been turned blood red, as the toxic haze from widespread rainforest fires continues to affect residents across the country.
Two years after Meghan, Duchess of Sussex quit legal drama “Suits” for life as a British royal, fans have been given an intimate glimpse of her relationships with her former co-stars.
J. Michael Mendel, the Emmy-winning producer who worked on “Rick and Morty” and “The Simpsons,” has died two days short of his 55th birthday.
Boeing will begin to pay $50 million in financial assistance to the families of more than 300 victims of the two 737 Max crashes, the company announced Monday.
Ghanaian security forces have arrested and are questioning three alleged coup plotters after their plans to target the presidency were foiled. In a statement posted on Twitter, Ghana’s government said the plot had “the ultimate aim of destabilising the country”. Military personnel were involved in obtaining weapons, the statement said.
Spain’s Supreme Court is to decide whether the remains of dictator Francisco Franco should be exhumed. The Socialist government has made it a priority to move the remains from a state mausoleum to a less controversial site. Franco’s family has appealed against the exhumation.
There’s a new political controversy in the US – involving Donald Trump, foreign nationals, questions about legal and ethical behaviour, and allegations against a political rival. This feels a bit like déjà vu from 2016, with Russia, then-candidate Trump and Hillary Clinton, but it’s a new country (Ukraine) and a new cast of characters (Joe Biden and his son Hunter).
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi won the best men’s player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan as Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk missed out on the top prize. It is the sixth time Messi has been voted the world’s best, after wins in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
When Xiaomi said it has a smartphone with a bigger than 100% screen-to-body ratio, the company wasn’t kidding. Its new Mi Mix Alpha has a screen that wraps around nearly the entire body of the phone, with an insane 180.6 percent screen-to-body ratio (yes, the measurement doesn’t make any sense when used like this, but this new phone is so cool we’ll let it slide).
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Facebook wants to know what you’re going to do before you do it, and the company is well on its way toward making that (admittedly creepy) dream a reality. Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of VR and AR, announced Monday the acquisition of “neural interface platform” CTRL-labs.
Let this be a reminder not to leave aerosol cans in your vehicle. A 19-year-old in St. Louis, Missouri, returned to her car after leaving it parked in the sun last Thursday to find that a can of dry shampoo had exploded inside, blowing a hole through her sunroof.
Project Voldemort: Instagram reportedly threatened ‘verified’ status of influencers who shared Snapchat links
Facebook’s rivals are spilling the tea to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about the social media giant’s hardball tactics. A story in Monday’s Wall Street Journal outlines Snapchat’s anger and frustration over how Facebook allegedly tried to suppress competition. It was so bad, Snap named an internal document listing its Facebook-related grievances as “Project Voldemort.”
The day before employees plan to walk out over climate change, Amazon announced a new “Climate Pledge” – which includes buying 100,000 electric vans from Rivian. Not only could the move help gloss over the company’s poor climate change record, it could be very profitable.