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Johannesburg halts South Africa cycle lanes to build roads

Johannesburg halts South Africa cycle lanes to build roads

Image caption The City of Johannesburg had introduced cycling lanes to encourage people to cycle and not drive Johannesburg’s new mayor has halted the construction of the South African city’s ambitious cycle lanes project. It was rolled out in part of the city in 2014 while the African National Congress (ANC) was still in power, […]

Toymakers fined for tracking children online

Toymakers fined for tracking children online

Image copyright Mattel Image caption The Fisher-Price website was among those that had featured tracking tech Three toymakers and the owner of the Nickelodeon TV network, have been penalised after their websites were found to contain visitor-tracking tech. The New York attorney general said the four firms involved had agreed to pay penalties totalling $835,000 […]

Shimon Peres: Former Israeli president 'responsive' after stroke

Shimon Peres: Former Israeli president 'responsive' after stroke

Image copyright Reuters Image caption In January, Mr Peres underwent a minor surgery following a small heart attack Former Israeli President Shimon Peres is responsive after suffering a serious stroke, his doctor says. Mr Peres, 93, is being sedated and ventilated in a hospital near Tel Aviv to let his brain recover, his son-in-law and […]

'Super agers' offer clue to keeping a sharp memory

'Super agers' offer clue to keeping a sharp memory

Image copyright Thinkstock Memory loss is not an inevitable part of ageing, say US scientists who are studying a unique group of adults in their 60s and 70s with minds as sharp as people in their 20s. These “super agers” performed just as well on memory tests as “youngsters” a third of their age, researchers […]

Trump Foundation under investigation for suspected 'impropriety'

Trump Foundation under investigation for suspected 'impropriety'

Image copyright AP Image caption A payment from Mr Trump to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (pictured left) has been under investigation New York’s attorney general says he is investigating Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s foundation over suspected “impropriety”. Eric Schneiderman said his office wanted to ensure the foundation is “complying with the laws that […]

Forest-burning is a sin, says Indonesian Islamic council

Forest-burning is a sin, says Indonesian Islamic council

Image copyright AFP Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority has said it is a sin for people to deliberately burn forests to clear the land for growing crops. Illegal slash-and-burn farming has devastated large areas of Indonesia and causes air pollution which affects countries around the region. Indonesia has repeatedly been accused of not doing enough to […]

Singapore Paralympians immortalised as Lego figurines

Singapore Paralympians immortalised as Lego figurines

Image copyright LEGO Image caption Everything is awesome, especially these new Lego figures of Singapore Paralympians Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh It’s the ultimate Lego dream: Two of Singapore’s Paralympian athletes have been immortalised as toy figurines. Swimmers Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh, complete with their own swimsuits and medals, were captured as […]

Malcolm Roberts: Australian senator wants 'OzExit' from UN

Malcolm Roberts: Australian senator wants 'OzExit' from UN

Image copyright ABC Image caption Senator Malcolm Roberts delivered an animated speech to parliament A newly elected senator has used his first speech to call for Australia to take inspiration from the UK’s Brexit and leave the United Nations. Senator Malcolm Roberts was elected by Queensland as a member of the anti-immigration One Nation party. […]

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after US army agrees to gender surgery

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after US army agrees to gender surgery

Image copyright AP Image caption Ms Manning attempted suicide earlier this year Chelsea Manning, the US soldier jailed for passing data to WikiLeaks, says she has ended a hunger strike because the army has agreed to provide her with gender transition surgery. Psychologists recommended in April that she should receive the treatment, commonly known as […]

Deepwater Horizon film 'a tribute', says Mark Wahlberg

Deepwater Horizon film 'a tribute', says Mark Wahlberg

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Wahlberg attended the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Mark Wahlberg, star of the film Deepwater Horizon, says it is a tribute to the people who lost their lives in the 2010 disaster. The explosion on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico led to […]