St Petersburg metro explosion kills 11 in Russia – BBC News

Media captionFootage shows passengers leaping from the wreckage in the minutes after the blast Eleven people have been killed and 45 injured in an explosion between two underground stations in St Petersburg. The head of Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the blast hit a train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. The committee said […]

Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019 – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images A consortium of British companies has unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019. The Driven group also plans to try out a fleet of autonomous vehicles between London and Oxford. The cars will communicate with each other about any hazards and should operate with […]

Google pushes fake news, hate-speech workshops (and YouTube) on UK teens – Ars Technica UK

reader comments 6 Google has announced a series of workshops designed to apparently tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news. The “Internet Citizens” workshops aimed at teenagers are intended to promote “tolerance,” “empathy,” and to raise “awareness” of the plethora of social issues that plague online communities. It’s promised that the workshops—hosted […]

Obesity blamed for sharp rise in kidney cancer in UK – The Guardian

Obesity is to blame for a surge in kidney cancer in the UK, causing an extra 20,000 cases in the last 10 years, according to a leading charity. Cancer Research UK says that new cases of kidney cancer have risen steeply, by 40% over the past decade. Obesity and being overweight are implicated in about […]

UK freezes assets of North Korean company based in south London … – The Guardian

The UK has frozen the assets of a North Korean company based in south-east London after claims it funnelled cash to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. The Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC) is registered at a property in Blackheath. The EU has already imposed sanctions against the company, which it describes as “generating substantial foreign exchange […]

Conservatives hold 22-point lead ahead of UK election: ICM poll – Reuters

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have a 22 point lead over Labour, an ICM poll said on Sunday ahead of a general election on June 8. The poll showed the Conservatives at 48 percent, up 2 points from a poll last week, with Labour on 26 percent, the Liberal Democrats on 10 percent and […]

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