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January 3, 2019 4:05 AM Chinese spacecraft is first to land on far side of moon

The far side of the moon is relatively unexplored and the ambitious mission signals China's intention to become a space power. The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down on Thursday morning Beijing time (just before 2.30am GMT), the official China Central Television said. Soon after landing, it transmitted the first "close range" images of the moon's 122

December 24, 2018 2:27 PM M25 traffic latest: Three lanes closed, severe travel delays after crash near J19 and J20

The AA have reported that all lanes have stopped and there is stationary traffic due to an accident on the M25 anticlockwise from junction 19 at Watford to junction 20 in Kings Langley. Earlier today lanes were closed on the busy motorway in the Godstone area when emergency serviced attended an accident. The AA said in a statement: “Two lanes blocked 95

December 21, 2018 11:05 AM Barcelona PROTESTS: Spain chaos as Catalan separatists RIOT at Spanish PM’s arrival

CATALAN separatists have clashed with riot police in Barcelona with the region on high alert over fears of more violence. Officers dragged masked protesters from roads on Friday as Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez held crunch talks in the Catalan capital on the independence crisis. Demonstrators wearing high-viz vests sat on the AP7 highway, which 310

December 20, 2018 12:26 AM Extinction Rebellion: The story behind the activist group

They've blocked bridges, glued themselves to the gates of Downing Street, and closed roads, all in the name of stopping climate change. Extinction Rebellion's aims include net zero carbon emissions by 2025, the introduction of a state of emergency on the environment and a national Citizen's Assembly to oversee it all. The campaign was launched earlier 108

December 1, 2018 12:01 AM WE’LL GO IT ALONE! Forget EU's Galileo... UK will build its OWN space defence, vows May

BRITAIN will build its own military satellite-navigation system costing billions after clashes with Brussels. Theresa May has told EU the UK will go it alone after being blocked from helping to develop its Galileo system despite handing over £1.2 billion to create the network. Developing an alternative satellite service is expected to cost around £5 billion 67

November 28, 2018 1:09 PM Massage app exposes 'sex pest' clients

A popular massage-booking app left thousands of customer records exposed, including complaints about those who had asked for sexual favours. Urban, previously known as Urban Massage, left its online database containing 309,000 customer profiles unsecured, a security researcher found. Among the records were allegations of sexual assault, linked to identifiable 64

November 25, 2018 2:44 PM Ukraine claims Russia 'rammed our tugboat' off Crimea

Ukraine has accused Russia of ramming one of its boats off the coast of the annexed Crimea, amid rising tensions. The "openly aggressive actions" occurred as three of its vessels sailed from the Black Sea port of Odessa to Mariupol in the Sea of Azov, Kiev said. Ukraine's Yana Kapu tug suffered damage to its engine, guard rail and outer shell, the Ukrainian 62

November 14, 2018 2:20 PM Russia ‘blocked crucial transmissions during NATO exercise’ in Europe

RUSSIAN hackers jammed vital satellite transmissions in a bid to disrupt extensive NATO wargames in Northern Europe, according to security officials from Finland and Norway. The Finnish region of Lapland and northern parts of Norway close to the Russian border were affected by the blackouts with the Norwegian regional airline Widerøe confirming its pilots 78

November 12, 2018 2:07 PM Justin Trudeau considers offering asylum to Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy

The Canadian prime minister says officials are speaking with Pakistan after a Christian woman was released from death row. Mrs Bibi was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 after allegations she insulted the Prophet Muhammad during a row with a neighbour. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, confirmed his government was in talks with Pakistan after 79

November 1, 2018 12:10 PM BREXIT FURY: Portugal prepares to SIDELINE Barnier and negotiate OWN deal with Britain

PORTUGAL has begged the European Union to seal a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom as Lisbon fears the country’s economy would be devastated by a no-deal divorce. Portuguese foreign minister Augusto Santos Silva accused the EU of leaving his country in limbo because negotiators have failed to secure a timely Brexit deal. He suggests the lengthy negotiations 92