SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Moon mission is planned for 2018, SpaceX says US private rocket company SpaceX has announced that two private citizens have paid to be sent around the Moon. The mission is planned for late 2018, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, adding that the tourists “have already paid a significant deposit”. […]

Dow Jones stock index hits best winning streak in 30 years

Dow Jones stock index hits best winning streak in 30 years

Image copyright AP The US Dow Jones stock index has closed at a record high for the 12th day running as Donald Trump promised a “big” infrastructure announcement. It is the longest winning streak for the share index since January 1987. Analysts said Wall Street was buoyed by hopes the US president would set out […]

Trump lays out hike in military spending

Media captionPresident Trump said he wanted the government to be “lean and accountable to the people” US President Donald Trump is seeking to boost defence spending by $54bn (£43bn) in his proposed budget plan for 2018, which is about a 10% increase. The blueprint also calls for deep cuts elsewhere, including to foreign assistance and […]

‘Hundreds’ of US Jewish graves attacked in Philadelphia

Media captionHeadstones were knocked over and damaged at the cemetery Police are searching for the vandals who damaged what one local rabbi said was nearly 500 headstones at a Jewish graveyard in Philadelphia. Money is being raised to repair the graves and to identify and prosecute the apparently anti-Semitic attackers. The vandalism comes less than […]

George W Bush backs free press in rare interview

George W Bush backs free press in rare interview

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption George W Bush and his wife at the Trump inauguration Former US President George W Bush has said a free press is “indispensable to democracy” during a rare TV interview. He told NBC’s Today programme a free media was needed to call those in power to account. President Donald […]

Top Soviet Olympic gymnast Olga Korbut sells off medals

Top Soviet Olympic gymnast Olga Korbut sells off medals

Image copyright AP Image caption Olga Korbut won three golds and a silver at the 1972 Munich Olympics Olga Korbut, the Soviet gymnast who charmed the world at the 1972 Munich Olympics, has sold her medal haul and other trophies in a US auction. The sale of seven lots – including two golds and a […]

Oscars mistake: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

Media captionThe moment La La Land’s producers realised Moonlight had won best picture Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after Faye Dunaway initially said La La Land had won. Warren Beatty was handed the previous winner’s envelope, containing a card saying “Emma Stone, La La Land”, resulting in the error. […]

Father of US commando killed in Yemen refused to meet Trump

Father of US commando killed in Yemen refused to meet Trump

Image copyright Capt Jason Salata Image caption Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens died in the raid on 28 January The father of a US Navy Seal killed in a raid on a suspected al-Qaeda compound in Yemen last month has said that he refused to meet US President Donald Trump when his […]

Judge Joseph Wapner, star of The People’s Court, dies aged 97

Judge Joseph Wapner, star of The People’s Court, dies aged 97

Image copyright AP Image caption Judge Joseph Wapner (left) helmed The People’s Court, a once hugely popular reality TV show Judge Joseph Wapner, who helped pioneer the genre of court-based reality television, has died aged 97. He hosted a syndicated TV show, The People’s Court, for more than a decade, gaining an audience of millions […]

Mo Farah’s trainer refutes allegations he broke anti-doping rules

Mo Farah’s trainer refutes allegations he broke anti-doping rules

Salazar (centre) celebrates with Sir Mo Farah and Galen Rupp after the pair took gold and silver in the 10,000m final at the London 2012 Olympics The American coach of Olympic champion Mo Farah has refuted claims he may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes. Alberto Salazar has […]

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