Brazil seeks to curb Amazon fires with ban

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 stateBrazil has banned setting fires to clear land for…

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,…

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…

Largest mass child sacrifice found in Peru

Image copyright AFP Image caption The ChimĂș regularly used sacrifice as part of spirital ceremonies Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed what is believed to be the largest single mass child sacrifice in history. The bodies…

Schools facial recognition checks lead to fine

Image copyright Getty Images A watchdog has penalised a local authority for trialling facial recognition on high-school students in Sweden to keep track of attendance. The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) fined the Skelleftea municipality…

China accuses detained Australian writer of spying

Image copyright YANG HENGJUN/TWITTER Image caption Yang Hengjun is a popular blogger and former Chinese diplomat Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been formally arrested on espionage charges in China after months of detention, Australia has…

Job of all MPs is to deliver Brexit…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrime Minister Boris Johnson: Brexit "is a matter for parliamentarians to get right ourselves""The job of everybody in Parliament" is to deliver Brexit, the PM has said…