Labour anti-Semitism row: Chris Williamson allowed back into party

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chris Williamson was suspended from the Labour Party in February An MP has been allowed back into Labour after an investigation into comments he made about the party’s handling of anti-Semitism allegations. Chris Williamson, MP for Derby North, was suspended in February after saying Labour had been “too apologetic” […]


China suspends some Canadian pork imports as tensions rise

Image copyright Getty Images China has suspended some pork imports from Canada, adding to tensions between the two countries. The move comes after Chinese authorities found a banned feed additive in a batch of pork products exported from Canada to China. An investigation found that up to 188 health certificates attached to pork exports to […]

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France heatwave: Paris region closes schools

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some people cooled off in a fountain near the Eiffel Tower France is starting to close dozens of schools because of a heatwave, with temperatures expected to climb above 40C (104F) in some regions on Thursday. About 50 schools in the Essonne region, just south of Paris, are being shut, […]

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‘Jet in a box’ powers remote Halley Antarctic base

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf David Vaughan: “This is still a prototype system. If the turbine falls over, we lose all power” The UK has managed to get one of its major Antarctic bases operating in an automatic mode for the first time. Halley base, on the Brunt Ice Shelf, is […]


Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This was only the third time a Falcon Heavy had flown Nasa has put a miniaturised atomic clock in orbit that it believes can revolutionise deep-space navigation. About the size of a toaster, the device is said to have 50 times the stability of existing space clocks, such as those […]


Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Jet Propulsion Lab is currently constructing the Mars 2020 rover A tiny Raspberry Pi computer has been used to steal data from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the space agency has revealed. An audit report reveals the gadget was used to take about 500MB of data. It said two of […]