Uganda President Museveni warns against torture use

Uganda President Museveni warns against torture use

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Yoweri Museveni said that innocent people could confess under torture Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has written a letter to his top security chiefs warning against the use of torture. He described it as “unnecessary and wrong and must not be used again”. It follows media reports alleging that several […]

Arrests over murder of South Africa star Mandla Hlatshwayo

Arrests over murder of South Africa star Mandla Hlatshwayo

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Mandla Hlatshwayo was shot trying to stop a robbery South African police say four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of former actor on popular local TV series Generations. Mandla Hlatshwayo and his friend were shot after confronting a group of men who had robbed women of […]

Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned

Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned

Image copyright DeepMind Image caption The Streams app is saving nurses hours each day says the Royal Free hospital The head of the Department of Health’s National Data Guardian (NDG) has criticised the NHS for the deal it struck with Google’s DeepMind over sharing patient data. In a letter dated February and leaked to Sky […]

Tinder fights one-man dating platform

Tinder fights one-man dating platform

Image copyright Shinder Image caption The Shinder app was built with one man in mind Tinder has filed a legal objection to a dating platform created by a British man on which he is the only male date. Shed Simove called the app Shinder and said he built it to find himself a partner. However, […]

ARM to provide chips for brain injury implants

ARM to provide chips for brain injury implants

Image copyright ARM Holdings Chip design giant ARM has teamed up with US researchers on a project to develop chips that can be implanted in the human brain. The chips are designed to help people with brain and spinal injuries, and will sit inside the skull. The aim is to develop a system that not […]

WannaCry and the malware hall of fame

WannaCry and the malware hall of fame

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The demand for Bitcoin appeared on departure screens at a Frankfurt station The WannaCry worm has wrought havoc around the world for days but it is not the first to spread so far, so fast. The history of technology and the net has been regularly punctuated by outbreaks and infections. […]

India doctors allow 10-year-old rape victim to abort

India doctors allow 10-year-old rape victim to abort

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sexual abuse against children is rampant in India A panel of doctors has accepted a 10-year-old rape victim’s plea for an abortion in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Dr Ashok Chauhan told the BBC the termination would be carried out “anytime now”. The girl became pregnant about five […]

Thailand backs off lese-majeste Facebook ban threat

Thailand backs off lese-majeste Facebook ban threat

Image copyright AFP Image caption The authorities are particularly sensitive of content about the new King Vajiralongkorn Thailand has backed off from a threat to ban Facebook for failing to block illegal content, including posts critical of the monarchy. The social media network was given a deadline of 10:00 local time (04:00 GMT) to block […]

Ridicule and condemnation for Chanel’s $1,500 boomerang

Ridicule and condemnation for Chanel’s $1,500 boomerang

Image copyright Chanel Image caption A boomerang as a luxury accessory. Coming back to hit Chanel? You’ve done your shopping but there’s just one thing missing, the thing you absolutely don’t need but somehow still want to set yourself apart? But now you need look no further. French luxury brand Chanel has your back: a […]

This tiny remote island is getting buried under plastic trash

Researchers estimate Henderson Island’s beaches are littered with more than 37 million pieces of plastic trash. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Source Article from http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/322845292/0/usatodaycomnation-topstories~This-tiny-remote-island-is-getting-buried-under-plastic-trash/This tiny remote island is getting buried under plastic trash