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'Wake up call' over falling sperm counts

Sperm counts among western men are so low that there is a potential threat to fertility in some countries, according to a major study. Scientists found that between 1973 and 2011 there was a 59.3% fall in the average amount of sperm produced by men in Europe, North...
Australian minister quits over dual citizenship

Australian minister quits over dual citizenship

A minister in the Australian government has been forced to resign after finding out he has dual Italian-Australian citizenship. Resources Minister Matt Canavan left the Cabinet after his mother told him he had Italian citizenship last week. It comes after co-deputy...

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg clash over AI

Elon Musk has criticised Mark Zuckerberg for having a “limited” understanding of artificial intelligence in a spat over the potential dangers of advances in the field. Mr Musk was responding to the Facebook chief’s suggestion he was...

Teen held over fatal crash streamed on Instagram

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested in California on suspicion of killing her sister in a car crash that was streamed live on Instagram. Obdulia Sanchez was allegedly filming herself singing to music behind the wheel when she lost control – causing the car to...

Trump threatens Iran over detained Americans

Donald Trump has warned that Iran will face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly imprisoned US citizens are released. A White House statement said the US President and his administration were “redoubling efforts” to bring back all...
Ilie Nastase banned over Serena comments

Ilie Nastase banned over Serena comments

Tennis legend Ilie Nastase has been banned by the International Tennis Federation over derogatory comments about Serena Williams. He has also been fined $ 10,000 (£7,690) and will be denied accreditation to all ITF events until 2018. The Romania Fed Cup captain made...

US airlines in Brexit warning over flights

America’s leading airlines are warning that flights could be grounded if the UK leaves the EU’s Open Skies agreement without negotiating a new deal. Nicholas Calio, president and chief executive of Airlines for America, told Sky News’ Ian King Live...
Saudi prince arrested over assault video

Saudi prince arrested over assault video

A Saudi prince has been arrested after videos appearing to show him assaulting a bloodied man and pointing a rifle at another caused outrage. The arrest of the Prince Saud bin Musa’id was ordered by King Salman on Wednesday, according to Saudi police. They said...
French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

French military head de Villiers quits over cuts 19 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron and Gen de Villiers attended the Bastille Day parade last Friday The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President...
British trio in court over forex manipulation

British trio in court over forex manipulation

Three Britons who are former traders for major banks have pleaded not guilty to rigging prices for dollars and euros in the foreign exchange market. Richard Usher, Rohan Ramchandani and Chris Ashton appeared before a federal judge in New York to face criminal charges...
Drone 'threat' to planes over Israel

Drone 'threat' to planes over Israel

Drone ‘threat’ to planes over Israel 17 July 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright YouTube Image caption Sde Dov airport mainly handles domestic flights A man has been arrested on suspicion of flying a consumer drone close to planes as they...
India alarm over rising tiger deaths

India alarm over rising tiger deaths

India alarm over rising tiger deaths By P Sivaramakrishnan BBC Tamil 14 July 2017 From the section India Image copyright AFP Wildlife activists have accused Indian authorities of a culture of secrecy around steadily rising tiger deaths. At least 67 tigers have died...
US still divided over Trump 'links' to Russia

US still divided over Trump 'links' to Russia

There are two alternate realities in America at the moment. Half of the people you speak to think Donald Trump’s ties to Russia are real and worrying. The other half think the media is simply trying to bring him down. In rural Virginia, those who are willing to...
NATO and Russia clash over Baltic Sea intercepts

NATO and Russia clash over Baltic Sea intercepts

NATO ambassadors are urging Russia to fly warplanes more safely over the Baltic Sea following “a series of unsafe intercepts”. The Western alliance claims dangerous pilot manoeuvres have been used during recent incidents, with one official saying...
Hollywood actor jailed over power plant protest

Hollywood actor jailed over power plant protest

Veteran Hollywood actor James Cromwell has been sentenced to a week in a New York jail following a protest at a power plant. A judge handed down the punishment to the 77-year-old Oscar-nominated star and two other activists. Cromwell, who played the farmer in Babe and...
Trump Jr emails 'tip of iceberg' over Russia

Trump Jr emails 'tip of iceberg' over Russia

An offer of Russian support to Donald Trump’s campaign is “the tip of the iceberg”, according to a journalist probing the scandal. Emails revealing the US President’s son was offered Russian information to “incriminate” Democratic...
Chelsea Clinton mocks Donald Trump over G20

Chelsea Clinton mocks Donald Trump over G20

Hillary Clinton’s daughter has mocked Donald Trump in a row over the US President’s use of his own daughter as a stand-in. Ivanka Trump temporarily filled in for her father at last week’s G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, with the act generating...
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