Facial recognition tool tackles illegal chimp trade (BBC)

Wildlife criminals had better watch out! The same software that recognises you in a friend’s social media post is being adapted to tackle the illegal trade in chimpanzees. The amber eyes in the image above belong to Manno, who was…

Roger Federer beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas in Australian Open fourth round (BBC)

Defending champion Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open after Greek 14th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas earned the biggest win of his career to reach the quarter-finals. The Swiss lost 6-7 (11-13) 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (7-5) on a dramatic…

UK film age rating rules get stricter for scenes of sexual violence (BBC)

Under-15s will no longer be able to go to see films that depict rape and sexual violence under new rules set by Britain’s film ratings body. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) surveyed more than 10,000 people and found…

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman blocks Bangkok deportation move (BBC)

A young Saudi woman who says she has fled her family in fear for her life has barricaded herself in her hotel room at Bangkok airport. Thai immigration officials want to return Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, to Kuwait, where her…

Fake News: Newspaper reporter could face charges (BBC)

The German reporter Claas Relotius, accused by top news magazine Der Spiegel of faking stories, could now face embezzlement charges. Der Spiegel says it is filing a criminal complaint alleging he solicited donations for Syrian orphans from readers with any…

Cristiano Ronaldo challenges Lionel Messi to join him in Serie A (BBC Sports)

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both won the Ballon d’Or award five times. Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has challenged Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona and sign for a club in Italy. Portugal international Ronaldo joined Serie A champions Juventus…

Sevilla top La Liga ahead of Barcelona after beating Real Valladolid (BBC Sport)

Sevilla went to the top of La Liga with a narrow win over mid-table Real Valladolid, a header by Portuguese forward Andre Silva earning the points. The on-loan AC Milan player’s eighth league goal of the season proved enough to…

Mental health: One in four young women struggling (BBC)

The official NHS report found young women aged 17 to 19 were twice as likely as young men to have problems, with 23.9% reporting a disorder. Problems are less common in younger age groups, but are rising albeit slowly. In…

Boy stabbed to death in SA school toilet (BBC)

A 17-year-old boy is due in court in South Africa today accused of stabbing a primary school pupil. The older boy is alleged to have hidden in the school toilets overnight before attacking the younger boy. The alleged attacker is…

Venus Williams agrees settlement in fatal Florida car crash (BBC)

Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a man who died as a result of a car crash in Florida involving the US tennis star. Ms Williams and the family of Jerome Barson reached a…

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