Potentially deadly bomb ingredients are ‘frequently bought together’ on Amazon
A Channel 4 News investigation can reveal how Amazon’s algorithm can guide users to the chemical combinations for producing explosives.
Gormley curates prisoners’ art exhibition
The sculptor Sir Antony Gormley, renowned for his Angel of the North and his iron men installations, such as Another Place, has now curated an exhibition of art by prisoners. They are detainees in the UK’s prisons, secure hospitals, immigration removal centres, as well as ex-offenders now back in the community. He was inspired to put…
‘Legal highs’ linked to violence
Spice, black mamba, chronic were outlawed last year under the government’s latest drugs legislation, their dangers revealed by images of zombie-like users collapsed in the street. Channel 4 News has now been given exclusive access to an acute mental health ward, where staff say the effects of legal highs are worse than crack cocaine.
Corbyn strengthens grip on Labour party
Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters on the left have strengthened their position within the Labour Party with new rules, agreed this afternoon, by the party’s ruling National Executive Committee. In future, candidates for leader and deputy leader will only need to get nominations from 10% of MPs and Euro-MPs, rather than 15%, as now.
Amazon reviews website after Channel 4 News bomb-making investigation
After Channel 4 News’ revelations last night about Amazon’s algorithms and their capacity to help people potentially buy the ingredients that could be used to make a bomb, the company has said it is reviewing its website to ensure the products “are presented in an appropriate manner”.
Police say Grenfell death toll may be lower
Police say the death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire may be lower than the current estimate of 80, after investigations into a number of cases of fraud. Detectives have taken over 1,000 statements and seized 31 million documents since the disaster in June.
Does climate change have a role in hurricane severity?
First Harvey, then Irma and Jose. Now it’s Maria’s turn. This year’s hurricanes are moving ferociously down the alphabet. And we are only half way through the hurricane season, the worst since 2005 . So is this cyclical or does climate change play a role in the severity of the storms?
Baroness Scotland: Commonwealth dealing with ‘multiplicity of incidents’
The head of the Commonwealth, Baroness Scotland, who was born in Dominica, talks about Hurricane Maria.
Mona Khalil: Suu Kyi has ‘betrayed’ Rohingya
Mona Khalil, a public international lawyer with extensive experience in UN peace and security efforts, and the former head of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief at the United Nations, Stephen O’Brien, discuss the plight of the Rohingya people and President Trump’s UN address.
Hurricane Maria hits Guadeloupe and Dominica
In the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria has claimed its first casualty, on the island of Guadeloupe. The Prime Minister of Dominica said we have “lost everything that money can buy”after the storm hit it, and other islands are now bracing themselves for the worst.
Rohingya refugees describe horror they left behind
President Trump’s speech did not address the Myanmar crisis that’s led more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee their homeland. Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who cancelled her visit to the UN General Assembly, has refused to blame the army for the conflict. But in her first countrywide address on the issue,…
Trump: Kim Jong-un a ‘rocket man on a suicide mission’
At the United Nations General Assembly, a platform President Trump once decried but now bestrode, he threatened to totally destroy North Korea and mocked Kim Jong-un, saying “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself”. He accused Iran of being intent on destabilising the Middle East, and denounced socialism. It only brought “anguish, devastation…
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Trump brings the language of his election campaign to the floor of the United Nations General Assembly.
Police question two men over Parsons Green Tube attack
Police are continuing to question two young men in connection with the Parsons Green attack. It’s thought they had both been fostered by the same couple in Sunbury-on-Thames. Officers have been searching the couple’s home, along with two other properties, as they continue their investigation into the Tube bomb attack.
Conditions for Rohingya refugees worsen
Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi won’t be at the UN herself – unsurprisingly perhaps after the UN’s human rights chief condemned her country’s treatment of the Rohingya Muslims as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Instead she will give a televised address tomorrow, with a spokesman claiming she would call for national reconciliation and…
Orhan Pamuk: Turkey becoming ‘increasingly authoritarian’
He’s a giant of world literature, a master story-teller and a Nobel Prize winner. Turkish novelist Orhan Parmuk’s books have sold more than 13 million copies and been translated into 63 languages. His latest, The Red Haired Woman, is a tale of a young man seeking a father figure, but like many of his books it…