Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of 2020 race

Image copyright Sergio Flores/Getty Images Image caption Senator Kirsten Gillibrand campaigns in Iowa Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has ended her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Mrs Gillibrand announced her decision to withdraw in…

Advanced ape skull find changes human origin ideas

Image copyright Cleveland Museum of Natural History Image caption Anamensis had a small brain case and face compared with us Researchers have discovered a nearly complete 3.8-million-year-old skull of an early ape-like human ancestor in…

Shark Tank star involved in fatal boat crash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Businessman Kevin O'Leary speaks onstage during a conference Canadian businessman and reality TV star Kevin O'Leary was involved in a fatal boating incident over the weekend. Two people died,…

Next-generation Hubble takes shape

Image copyright NASA/Chris Gunn Image caption Northrop Grumman engineers lower the telescope segment on to the shield and spacecraft The successor to the Hubble observatory has reached a key milestone in its construction. All the…

US racer Jessi Combs killed in high-speed crash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jessi Combs appeared in a number of television shows US race car driver and television personality Jessi Combs has been killed in a crash while attempting to set a new…

S America nations to meet over Amazon crisis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"It's extremely upsetting... to see this kind of devastation" - the BBC's Will Grant flew over northern Rondonia stateSouth American countries will meet to discuss a coordinated…

Facebook tightens rules amid 2020 election fears

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has unveiled new political advertising rules ahead of next year's US presidential election amid fears the platform will be exploited. Political advertisers will now have to verify their identity before being…

Apple apology after workers heard Siri recordings

Image caption Apple's Siri virtual assistant can respond to spoken queries and commands Apple has apologised following revelations that it paid third-party workers to listen to voice recordings of Siri users. The practice known as…