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Syria war: Turkey denounces US ‘terror army’ plan for border

Image copyright AFP Image caption About half of the border force will be made up of Syrian Democratic Forces fighters Key powers involved in Syria’s civil war have criticised US plans to help an allied Kurdish-led militia set up a 30,000-strong “border security force”. Turkey’s president vowed to “suffocate” efforts to begin training members of […]

France will not allow another ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, says Macron

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron visited a migrant centre as part of a visit to northern France President Emmanuel Macron says France will not allow a new migrant camp to be set up in Calais, on a visit to the port where many gather, hoping to get to the UK. Up to 700 […]

Kim Wall death: Danish prosecutors say murder was planned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Wall went missing after boarding Peter Madsen’s submarine Danish prosecutors have charged inventor Peter Madsen with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall and will attempt to have him jailed for life. Her dismembered remains were found at sea on 21 August last year, 11 days after she interviewed him aboard […]

Moscow’s 2017 December was its ‘darkest’ on record

Image copyright EPA Image caption Moscow’s dark and snowy winter continues December set the record for the least amount of sunshine seen in Moscow, Russian weather experts say. “The sun didn’t come out even once for the entire month,” said the weather website Meteonovosti. According to Russia’s main weather centre, the sun did shine for […]

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

Image copyright H&M website The mother of the five-year-old H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC her family has moved house in Sweden “for security reasons.” Last week, photos of Liam Mango modelling a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie went viral, with social media users accusing H&M of racism. […]

Kerry Babies: Gardaí to review murdered ‘Baby John’ case

Image caption The body of ‘Baby John’ was found on White Strand beach, Kerry, in 1984 Irish police are to review the case of the death of a baby boy whose body was found on a beach in County Kerry in 1984. “Baby John” was found with 28 stab wounds at White Strand beach, Cahersiveen, […]

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Image copyright SinVR Image caption SinVR is a virtual reality porn game A flaw that left the personal data of thousands of users of a virtual reality porn app exposed has been fixed. British cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption uncovered a loophole in the SinVR app that gave it access to 20,000 user names and email […]

Twitch spamming suspect charged in Canada

Image caption Twitch lets people watch others play popular video games A Canadian man has been accused of spamming streaming site Twitch with racist and homophobic messages. In court papers, Brandan Lukus Apple was alleged to be the spammer behind attacks on Twitch early last year. During each attack, more than 1,000 broadcasts were disrupted […]

CES 2018: Floating ads created by Kino-mo’s spinning tech

A British start-up is promoting a futuristic advertising system that creates images that appear to float in mid-air. The effect is similar to the holograms that featured in the recent film Blade Runner 2049. Kino-mo invited BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly to try out its tech at the recent CES trade fair in Las Vegas. Read […]

OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

Image caption OnePlus manufactures its phones at a factory in Shenzhen, China Android phone company OnePlus is investigating claims that customers’ credit card numbers have been stolen after they used its online shop. The company has stopped taking credit card payments while it investigates. It was alerted to the issue by a customer message on […]

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