Technology

New York new year drone plan scuppered by rain

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Police plans to fly a camera-equipped drone over New Year's Eve celebrations in New York City were ruined by rain.The NYPD had planned to use a surveillance drone to monitor the annual party in Times Square for the first time.But police chief Terence Monahan said the drone could not be safely deployed because of heavy rain and wind.More than a million people celebrated new year at
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Train accident on Danish bridge kills six

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The incident closed the bridge linking the islands of Zealand and Funen Six people have been killed and 16 injured in a train accident on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, police said. Local media reports suggest a tarpaulin from a freight train hit a commuter train during a heavy storm, forcing it to brake suddenly. The commuter train, running from Odense to the
Business

Iceland to fight HMRC over wage dispute ‘madness’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty The chief executive and founder of Iceland Foods has described a dispute with HMRC over the company's Christmas savings scheme as "just madness".Under the scheme, staff can voluntarily set aside money from their weekly wages and claim it back later.However, HMRC has told the company the payment means staff are technically falling below the minimum wage.Iceland founder Malcolm Walker intends to fight the HMRC claim, which
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Children ‘exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Children in the UK exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they are 10, according to experts. This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two, says Public Health England (PHE).Children consume much more than they should, around eight excess sugar cubes a day or 2,800 excess cubes per year.PHE wants families to cut back to
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Sabarimala: Indian women make history by entering temple

[ad_1] Image copyright Kaviyoor Santosh Image caption The women had tried entering the temple in December but failed Two Indian women in their 40s have made history by entering a prominent Hindu shrine in the southern state of Kerala, after months of protests against women getting in.The Sabarimala temple was historically closed to women of "menstruating age" - defined as between 10 and 50.The Supreme Court overturned that ban but
Technology

Australian police Google Maps blunder ‘missed location of body’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A missing Australian's body could have been found 18 months earlier if searchers had not relied on incorrect Google Maps data, a coroner has said.Darrell Simon, 46, was last seen in November 2014 at his partner's house about 80km (50 miles) west of Brisbane.Search crews scoured Mr Simon's nearby rural property at the time, but his remains were not found there until May 2016. His
Health

Diabulimia: ‘I’ve got my life and I’ve got my feet’

[ad_1] Image copyright Becky Rudkin "I've got my life and I've got my feet. They're two of the biggest things for me considering what damage I could've done to myself."Becky Rudkin has diabulimia - a term used to describe those with type 1 diabetes who deliberately take too little insulin to try and control their weight.It isn't a medically recognised condition but a £1.2m grant has just been awarded to
Politics

Forced marriage victims asked to pay rescue costs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images British victims of forced marriages overseas are being asked by the Foreign Office to pay costs associated with their own rescue, it has been revealed. An investigation by the Times found those unable to cover flights, food and shelter were made to take out a loan. The Foreign Office said government rules meant all UK adults in difficulty aboard had to fund their repatriation. But
Health

Missed GP appointments ‘cost NHS England £216m’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Patients who miss GP appointments are costing NHS England £216m a year, officials have said.Data shows more than 15 million consultations are being wasted because patients fail to show up.NHS England said cancelling appointments would free doctors, nurses and other professionals to see people who need care and attention.The British Medical Association urged patients to "play their part" to help the NHS cope with rising
Entertainment

Netflix removes comedy episode after Saudi complaint

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hasan Minhaj questioned Saudi Arabia's account of Jamal Khashoggi's death Netflix has removed from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia an episode of a satirical comedy that was critical of the kingdom's rulers.The second episode of Patriot Act, with US comedian Hasan Minhaj, was removed following an official complaint that it had violated Saudi anti-cybercrime law. Netflix confirmed the move to the UK's