San Francisco bans facial recognition in US first

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The move angered campaigners who said the tech would help fight crime Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city…

Alabama to vote on bill banning abortion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Alabama state legislature Alabama lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill to outlaw abortion outright in the state, which would become the strictest such law in the US…

Brexit bill to be introduced in early June

Image copyright EPA A bill implementing the Brexit deal will be introduced in the first week of June, the government has confirmed. Downing Street said this was "imperative" if the UK was to leave the…

Dictators daughter barred from presidency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zury Ríos is the daughter of Efraín Ríos Montt, who seized power in a coup in 1982 The constitutional court of Guatemala has barred Zury Ríos, the daughter of…

US does not seek war with Iran –…

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Pompeo (left) and Mr Lavrov held talks in the Russian city of Sochi US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States does not seek a war…

Why the WhatsApp spies may have eyes on…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young Israeli soldiers take a selfie Time to join some dots. The WhatsApp hack, "sabotaged" oil tankers, the push in the US to proscribe the Muslim Brotherhood and "plans"…

Merkels plane dented by fan in van

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The incident took place on Monday at Dortmund Airport A German airport worker accidentally crashed a van into Chancellor Angela Merkel's plane, forcing her to delay her return to Berlin.…

Avoiding dementia – vitamins no help

2 hours ago Image source, Getty Images The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its first ever guidelines on how people can help avoid getting dementia. It looked at the evidence of what works and…