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Poland earthquake killed eight underground miners, says owner

Magnitude 3.4 quake caused rockfalls hundreds of metres below the surface at Europes largest copper mineThe final death toll of an earthquake in Poland that caused rockfalls deep underground at Europes largest copper mine stood at eight, operator KGHM said on Wednesday. The...

If President Obama doesn’t commute her sentence, Chelsea Manning won’t survive | Evan Greer

The whistleblowers degrading treatment is likely to worsen under Donald Trump. There are only a few days left to rescue herReports suggest that imprisoned transparency advocate Chelsea Manning is on President Obamas shortlist for a possible commutation. If true, this move would offer a...

Fidel Castro memorial service: crowds gather as dignitaries arrive in Cuba

Presidents of Mexico, Ecuador, South Africa and Zimbabwe, but not those of America, Canada or Britain, join Cubans to say goodbye to revolutionaryWith sombre speeches and a thunder of cannon, Havana held a mass eulogy for Fidel Castro on Tuesday night in a ceremony...

Trump reaches deal to keep 1,000 jobs at Indiana plant from moving to Mexico

Workers were waiting to hear details about how many jobs would remain in the US and how the president-elect had persuaded Carrier to keep jobs in the stateNine months after announcing plans to move more than 2,000 jobs from Indiana to Mexico, the Carrier...

Chinese school allows students to borrow marks from ‘grade bank’ to pass tests

Students must repay their borrowed marks with even higher scores on a future exams or earn credits with extra workMany of us have been there: hopelessly unprepared for an exam, wishing we had studied more and certain of a failing mark. Now for students...

5 animal fat bank note: British vegetarians being ‘stupid’ says inventor

Professor David Solomon says polymer notes contain trivial amounts of tallow which is also found in candles and soapThe Australian pioneer of the polymer bank note says its stupid that vegetarian and vegans are protesting in the UK about the five pound polymer note...

Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 37 in Kyrgyzstan village

Local authorities says the Boeing 747 was attempting to land in fog when it crashed into a villageA Turkish cargo jet has crashed near Kyrgyzstans Manas airport, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747...

The female street photographers of Instagram in pictures

The art of street photography was long dominated by men and the male gaze, but new project Her Side of the Street celebrates womens role in the practiceThroughout history, women have often been subject to observation and evaluation from men as they walk down...

Facebooks News Feed just got better on slower connections

Facebooks News Feed has now been made even better for users with slow network connections a project the social network has been working on for some time by revamping its underlying architecture to improve the way stories are ranked and displayed in the Facebook...
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