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St Michaels: Alleged gang sex assault shocks Canada

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police were called out to St Michaels College School after a bomb threat was received Six teenage boys from an elite school have been charged with gang sexual assault after videos of alleged hazing incidents surfaced online. St Michael’s College School, a private Catholic all-boys school in Toronto, expelled […]


Instagram targets fake likes and comments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some online services offer to boost your popularity for a fee Photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced a new initiative that will target fake likes and comments. The company say they have developed tools that can identify accounts that use third-party services and apps to artificially boost their popularity. Any […]

Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes

Google halts glucose-sensing contact lens project


Nasa 2020 robot rover to target Jezero 'lake' crater

Image copyright NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/MSSS/BROWN UNIVERSITY Image caption Jezero Crater shows strong evidence from orbit of past water activity The American space agency (Nasa) says it will send its 2020 Mars rover to a location known as Jezero Crater. Nasa believes the rocks in this nearly 50km-wide bowl could conceivably hold a record of ancient life on […]


UK industry to make new 'Hotbirds'

Image copyright AIRBUS Image caption The BBC World Service and World News Channel go out over the Hotbirds at 13E British industry is going to build two new spacecraft for the big Paris-based telecoms operator Eutelsat. Airbus will be the manufacturer, which will be supplying its new “all electric” Eurostar Neo model. Developed in a […]


Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth'

Image copyright WFN Image caption Farwiza Farhan: Fighting to save Sumatra’s biodiversity There is only one place in the world where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers still co-exist in the wild. Environmental activist Farwiza Farhan is fighting to protect this last wilderness, Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem. In 2012, her NGO, Yayasan HAkA, sued an oil palm […]