Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

Image copyright Syrian Arab Red Crescent Image caption Nawras and Moaz required surgery that was only available outside Syria One-month-old conjoined twin boys who were evacuated from a besieged rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus have died, medics say. Nawras and Moaz Hashash were joined at the chest, with hearts in the same sac. […]

IS conflict: UN warns of ‘huge impact’ of Mosul assault

IS conflict: UN warns of ‘huge impact’ of Mosul assault

Image copyright AP Image caption Thousands of people fleeing fighting near Mosul have been arriving at camps in northern Iraq The humanitarian impact of a planned offensive by Iraqi pro-government forces to retake the city of Mosul is expected to be “enormous”, the UN says. Up to 1.2 million people living in and around Mosul […]

Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 120

Media captionThe scene as a survivor is pulled from the rubble in Amatrice – James Reynolds reports At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi has said. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east […]

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus Syrian rebels, backed by the Turkish military and US air cover, say they have taken the town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State. The assault began at dawn when Turkish warplanes, tanks and special forces personnel crossed the nearby border. […]

France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

Image copyright Vantagenews Image caption The incident happened close to where more than 80 people died in an Islamist attack in July Pictures have emerged of French police appearing to enforce the controversial “burkini ban” on a woman on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Police appear to issue a fine to the […]

India investigating French submarine company data leak

India investigating French submarine company data leak

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Scorpene-class INS Kalvari recently began maiden sea trials off the coast of Mumbai India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that affects a major submarine contract for its navy, defence officials say. The leak of more than 22,000 pages exposes secrets about the combat capabilities […]

Apple accused of iPhone 6 ‘touch disease’ defect

Apple accused of iPhone 6 ‘touch disease’ defect

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale nearly two years ago Apple has been accused of failing to address a “design flaw” said to be causing many iPhone 6 and 6S handsets’ screens to flicker and become unresponsive to touch. The repair specialist iFixit published a […]

Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Pokemon Go broke week-one App Store records, according to Apple It is quite possibly the biggest gaming phenomenon of the smartphone age – but is Pokemon Go’s popularity dwindling? Since the augmented-reality app launched in July, Pokemon Go has swept up gamers in a craze of monster-catching across the […]

Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts

Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts

Image copyright Google Image caption Google wants to discourage websites from obscuring their content with large ads Google is to penalise websites that feature intrusive pop-up adverts. It is updating the algorithms used to rank its search results so that offending pages are more likely to get lower placings. The change is due to come […]

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

Image copyright Getty Images Universities and NHS trusts in England have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms. Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit 21 times in the last 12 months. Twenty-eight NHS Trusts said they had […]