Irish abortion referendum: The women travelling #HomeToVote

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIrish women on why they’re travelling #HomeToVote for repeal referendum Irish voters from around the world are returning to cast their ballots in Friday’s referendum on whether or not to repeal the country’s Eighth Amendment. That clause in the Irish constitution in effect outlaws abortion by giving […]

Uber ends Arizona driverless car programme

Image copyright Reuters Image caption National Transportation Safety Board investigators have examined the vehicle involved in the crash Uber has pulled the plug on its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a pedestrian was killed in an accident involving one of its cars. However, the ride-hailing company said it hopes to resume self-driving […]

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The affected staff member reportedly worked at the US consulate in Guangzhou The US state department has urged its staff in China to alert them to any abnormal hearing or vision issues after one employee reported mystery symptoms. The person experienced “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound […]

Stacey Abrams is first black female nominee for governor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Abrams spoke at the 2016 Democratic convention, where Hillary Clinton was nominated A former Georgia lawmaker and author has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever African-American female governor of a US state. Stacey Abrams won the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday, telling voters that trying […]

Jaguar Land Rover profits fall as sales slow

Image copyright Getty Images Jaguar Land Rover has reported a drop in profits after slower sales growth and rising business investment. Annual pre-tax profits fell to £1.5bn from £1.6bn the year before, and fourth quarter profits almost halved from £676m to £364m. Annual sales grew 1.7%, helped by strong demand in China. But it blamed […]