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New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site 25 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright [email protected] Image caption The launch had been delayed by several days due to poor weather An American company has launched a rocket into space from New...
Where is Trump going on his first foreign trip?

Where is Trump going on his first foreign trip?

Greg Heffer, News Reporter Donald Trump is said to be a reluctant traveller but he is embarking on a nine-day journey across the Middle East and Europe. Leaving behind a scandal over his sacking of FBI chief James Comey, Mr Trump will no doubt hope his foreign...
Trump to embark on ambitious first trip abroad

Trump to embark on ambitious first trip abroad

On his first foreign trip as US President, Donald Trump is leaving behind a White House suffocating in scandal. Known for being a reluctant traveller who prefers his own bed, Mr Trump may welcome a shift in focus from the numerous political fires that neither he nor...
'So here I am!' Chelsea Manning shares first pic

'So here I am!' Chelsea Manning shares first pic

Chelsea Manning, the transgender US Army soldier and WikiLeaks whistleblower, has shared a photo of herself for the first time since she was released from prison. The portrait was shared on Manning’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. It shows the 29-year old with...
First light for world's biggest X-ray laser

First light for world's biggest X-ray laser

By Alexander J. Martin, Technology Reporter The world’s biggest ever X-ray laser has generated its first beam of light in a 3.4km-long underground facility beneath Hamburg. The laser’s light is a billion times brighter than the typical light sources...
Trump: My first 100 days were 'very productive'

Trump: My first 100 days were 'very productive'

Donald Trump has given himself a pat on the back for his first 100 days in office, hailing his presidential efforts as “very productive”. Mr Trump became the first president since 1981 to snub the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington,...
First double execution in US since 2000

First double execution in US since 2000

Two inmates have been given lethal injections as Arkansas completed the first double execution in the US since 2000. It comes just days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on capital punishment. Jack Jones was executed on schedule, shortly after 7pm local...
Three countries get first malaria vaccine

Three countries get first malaria vaccine

Three countries get first malaria vaccine By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website 24 April 2017 From the section Health Image copyright D Poland/PATH Image caption The vaccine has been tested extensively in more than 15,000 children The...

America's first woman Muslim judge found dead

The first female Muslim judge in the United States has been found dead on the banks of the Hudson River in New York, police have said. Sheila Abdus-Salaam was discovered fully clothed on the Manhattan side of the river on Wednesday – a mile from her central...
Norway to build world's first sea tunnel for ships

Norway to build world's first sea tunnel for ships

Norway has unveiled plans to build the world’s first sea tunnel for ships, which will pass through a mountain to avoid dangerous waters that even intimidated the Vikings. The Stad tunnel will bypass the Stad peninsula, a storm-battered area in western Norway,...
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