September 2017

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Image copyrightJonathan Brady/PA WireImage caption Toy guns can lead to eye injuries, particularly if the bullets are hard and travel at speed Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy guns by children. Writing in BMJ Case reports, the doctors

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgian coast

Image caption The two periscopes appeared to be intact, judging from pictures taken by divers The wreck of a German submarine that sank during World War One has been found in the North Sea and officials believe 23 bodies may be inside it. The type UB-II submarine is said to be in good condition, lying at a depth of 30m (100ft) off the Belgian coast. “The submarine is in such

Donald Trump to call for more pressure on N Korea in first UN speech

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Mr Trump attended the UN on Monday but will address the General Assembly for the first time on Tuesday US President Donald Trump is expected to call for more international pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly later. It will be his first speech to the world body and will take place at 10:30 New York time

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Renewable energy in Nicaragua The 2015 Paris agreement’s ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C remains within reach, a study suggests. The study is one of several to address the “carbon budget”, which – among other things – determines how much CO2 the planet can emit and still reach a given limit for global warming. It indicates the 2015 target, perceived by some as tough, could

Iraqi forces 'attack last IS bastion on Syria border'

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Iraqi forces announced they had recaptured the town of Akashat, south-west of Ana, last week Iraqi forces are reported to have launched an operation to recapture the last stronghold of so-called Islamic State in the country’s western desert. A military source told the BBC that soldiers, Anbar provincial police and Sunni Arab tribal fighters began moving on the town of Ana on Tuesday morning. Their progress was

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection in US

Image copyrightGetty Images Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts. The firm was once a dominant player in the US toy market, but has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon. The move casts a shadow over the future of the company’s nearly 1,600 stores and 64,000 employees. The firm’s European operations are not part of the

Bolivia governing party challenges Morales' term limit

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Evo Morales wants to stand again in the 2019 presidential election Lawmakers from Bolivia’s governing Movement Towards Socialism party (MAS) have asked the Constitutional Court to allow President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term, despite the constitution preventing him from doing so. The move comes a year and a half after Bolivians voted against changing the constitution to remove term limits. At the time, Mr

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global 'scrutiny'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAung San Suu Kyi: ‘We will accept refugees who want to return’ Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her government does not fear “international scrutiny” of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis. It was her first address to the country about the violence in northern Rakhine state that has seen more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims cross into

Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku chant is 'racist' - Kick It Out

Lukaku has scored five goals in five league games for Manchester United this season Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has contacted Manchester United to ask them to stop the club’s fans singing a “racist” chant about Romelu Lukaku. It says the lyrics, about the size of the 24-year-old striker’s penis, are “offensive and discriminatory”. “Racist stereotypes are never acceptable, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player,” said

Elisabeth Moss had a secret message 'to the patriarchy' in her Emmys outfit

Image copyrightReutersImage caption There were words on Moss’s outfit that no-one saw on the red carpet Elisabeth Moss’s stylist has revealed there was a hidden message “to the patriarchy” in the actress’s Emmy Awards outfit. Moss won best actress in a drama series for The Handmaid’s Tale on Sunday. But what no-one noticed was the message written on the bottom of her shoes. Stylist Karla Welch posted a photo of