Britain accused Russian military intelligence on Thursday of directing a host of cyber attacks aimed at undermining Western democracies by sowing confusion in everything from the 2016 US presidential election to the global chemical weapons watchdog.
The battle for influence in the sparsely populated Pacific matters because each of the tiny island states has a vote at international forums like the United Nations, and they also control vast swathes of resource-rich ocean.
Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's war have caused heavy civilian casualties at marketplaces, weddings and on fishing boats, some of which may amount to war crimes, United Nations human rights experts said on Tuesday.
British police said they believe a man deliberately drove a car into pedestrians and cyclists on Tuesday before ramming it into barriers outside London's parliament in what appeared to be the second terrorism attack on the building in just under 18 months.
Grand juries decided not indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The decision enraged many Americans, who questioned why the incidents didn't deserve an open trial — exactly the reason why the UK, the originator of grand juries, abolished its own system long ago.
Handguns and assault rifles are completely banned in Britain, and a very small percentage of the country's police officers even carry guns, something that has led to a lower number of fatal police shootings.
The new "Dunkirk" movie may be a hit, but there's a minor stink in Britain and India that the Indian troops have been whitewashed out of the movie. The World fact-checks whether they were indeed there, and discusses why it’s important to move beyond the traditional Western perceptions of World War II.
The film The Imitation Game has cast new light on the figure of Alan Turing and the work done at Bletchley Park during World War II. Many of the greatest minds who worked at the secret location were woman who, after the war, returned to their lives without ever telling anyone about the work that they did.
Every parent knows their kids are more than just their grades. Still, they also tell kids grades matter. No wonder an English elementary school headmaster set off a social media storm when she helped write a letter to students telling them not worry so much about their scores, since "there are many ways of being smart."