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Commons Speaker faces demands to quit in wake of bullying probe

Speaker John Bercow was told the “fish rots from the head” as MPs lined up to call for him to quit after an independent probe laid bare the bullying culture in the Commons. Mr Bercow announced that he wants complaints about bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct in the Commons to be investigated by an outside body. But he is facing ...

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Pompeo to meet Saudi king over Khashoggi disappearance

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo is set to meet King Salman in Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. The meeting comes as a Turkish forensics team finished its search for evidence in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where Mr Khashoggi went missing two weeks ago. Some reports have claimed that Saudi officials ...

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Husain Haqqani slams top Chinese diplomat in Pakistan for ‘undignified’ trolling

Pakistan’s former top diplomat to the US Husain Haqqani has slammed China’s Deputy ambassador in Islamabad Lijian Zhao for his “undignified” trolling after the ex-envoy shared a story about the Chinese government’s treatment of minority Uyghur Muslims. Over the past few days, Haqqani has been involved in a public spat with Lijian which started over a tweet. Haqqani, 62, tweeted ...

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Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming US elections

Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s US midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. The world’s largest online social network, with 1.5 billion daily users, has stopped short of banning all false ...

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Artists And Scientists Team Up To Reimagine T. Rex In ‘Most Accurate’ Reconstruction Ever

A team of artists and paleontologists spent nearly a year reimagining what they call the “most accurate Tyrannosaurus rex reconstruction ever,” IFL Science reports. Naked of feathers and rotund, it’s a little less terrifying than our childhood selves might remember. In a blog post, the team writes that they started from the ground up to create a “generic” T. rex ...

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