US & World

Venezuela’s Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadly

[ad_1] Cúcuta (Colombia) (AFP) - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the military helped him defy a travel ban by the government of President Nicolas Maduro as he joined thousands over the Colombian border on Friday for a charity concert to push for humanitarian aid deliveries.Maduro is trying to prevent food and medicines, mainly from the US, from entering the country as tensions over access to the supplies turned deadly
Technology

Sunscreen Regulations Haven’t Aged Well

[ad_1] The United States might still be home to the global epicenter of technology and innovation, but when it comes to things like voting machines, air traffic control, and sunscreen, the US might as well be running Windows ME. Yep, to find some of the most outdated sun protection products in the world, look no further than the shelves of your local American drugstore. For years, the US Food and
Technology

Gadget Lab Podcast: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Future

[ad_1] At its flagship phone event this week in San Francisco, Samsung announced not one but four different versions of the new Galaxy S10: A phone with a 6.1-inch display, a plus-sized model, a “less expensive” version of the phone, and a handset that will support 5G networks when it ships. But the most interesting part of the launch was undeniably Samsung’s reveal of its new foldable phone, the Galaxy
UK News

How are MPs deselected? – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Deselection is the buzzword sending a shiver down the spine of MPs in both main parties as local activists, fired up over Brexit, flex their muscles. Six of the nine former Labour MPs who quit the party, unhappy with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and the party's handling of anti-Semitism, were previously facing local pressure to remove them as MPs.And the three former Conservative MPs - Anna
UK News

How Queer as Folk broke the mould for gays on TV

[ad_1] Image copyright Channel 4 When Queer as Folk landed on screens 20 years ago, it immediately divided opinion.It portrayed the lives of three central characters living in Manchester's Gay Village in a frank, funny and explicit way that had never been seen on screens before.But gay campaign groups protested at the launch that it failed to tackle issues such as Aids.And conservative critics such as then-Daily Express columnist Peter
US & World

Ranveer Singh: The Bollywood star known for his outlandish wardrobe

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has established himself as one of India's most bankable stars, delivering a series of hits in recent years. But he also regularly grabs the headlines for his unconventional sartorial sense.While waiting for Singh to enter a suite in a plush Berlin hotel for an interview, the only thing I'm thinking about is what he will be wearing.Singh has a reputation for
Health

NHS told to ditch ‘outdated’ pagers

[ad_1] The NHS has been told to stop using pagers for communications by 2021, in order to save money.The health service still uses about 130,000 pagers, which is about 10% of the total left in use globally.They cost the NHS about £6.6m a year, because only one service provider supports them.Health Secretary Matt Hancock called them "outdated" and said he wanted to rid the NHS of "archaic technology like pagers
US & World

Maduro’s Troops Kill 1; Guaido Defies Travel Ban at Border

[ad_1] (Bloomberg) -- Venezuelan soldiers on Friday opened fire on members of an indigenous Pemon community that was trying to stop a convoy from blocking the delivery of humanitarian aid in the crisis-torn country, killing one woman and wounding more than a dozen.The tribe retaliated by taking soldiers prisoner in the clash in the remote Gran Sabana region near the Brazilian border.The violence began a weekend in which Venezuela’s opposition