Chinese scientists edit human embryo, could end hereditary disease
Chinese scientists have successfully altered the genetic code of a human embryo, an “ingenious” breakthrough that experts believe could be key to eradicating hereditary diseases.
Third of British workers would be happy to have a robot boss
Nearly a third of British workers would be happy to have a robot as a boss, a new study has suggested.
Fukushima potentially leaking radioactive water for 5 months, owners admit
The Fukushima nuclear power plant may have been leaking radioactive water since April, its owner has admitted.
US border force rounds up almost 500 illegal immigrants in 'sanctuary cities'
US border officials have arrested nearly 500 undocumented immigrants during a four-day operation.
Vietnam fraud trial: Death penalty for ex-head of OceanBank
The former head of a major Vietnamese bank has been sentenced to death for his role in a fraud case involving millions of dollars of illegal loans.
Henry Bolton elected UKIP leader
Henry Bolton has been elected UKIP leader - the party's fourth in just over a year.
Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll into Barcelona to defend vote
Columns of tractors waving the lone-star flag of Catalan independence are converging on the region's towns to defend Sunday's banned referendum.
Questions Pile Up for White House About Top Officials’ Private and Military Aircraft Use
The White House’s travel headache is growing with new revelations about top officials’ use of military aircraft.
Trump’s Health Secretary May Not Be Leaving Just Yet
Tom Price, Trump’s head of Health and Human Services, spoke with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Wednesday and didn’t offer his resignation over his taxpayer-funded trips on charter jets, said a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
U.S. Sharply Cuts Diplomatic Staff in Cuba Over Health ‘Attacks’
The U.S. State Department is ordering more than half its diplomats in Cuba to leave the island and warning Americans against traveling to the Caribbean country after a series of health “attacks” on its officials left 21 people injured.
MEPs agree to ban Monsanto lobbyists from European Parliament
European MPs agreed that lobbyists representing controversial US-based agricultural giant Monsanto should be barred from the European Parliament after the company refused to attend a hearing on allegations that it influenced studies on the safety of its products.
DOJ's access to anti-Trump Facebook accounts challenged
The government’s request for complete access to Facebook accounts linked to the anti-Trump inauguration protests has been challenged by the ACLU, which accuses the DOJ of an “unjustified invasion of privacy”violating the First and Fourth Amendments.
Black Lives Matter movement cannot be sued, U.S. judge rules
A Louisiana police officer cannot sue Black Lives Matter because it is a social movement, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday, finding the campaign could not be held responsible for injuries he got at a protest.
US schools crackdown on anthem protests
A school district in Louisiana has vowed to punish players who refuse to stand for the US national anthem, as other schools weigh in on the debate.