Uber suspends services in Abu Dhabi

By | August 29, 2016

Image copyright Justin Sullivan Taxi-hailing company Uber has suspended its service in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Rival service Careem has also put its service there on hold, after some of its cars were stopped by authorities. Uber, which has been operating in the Emirates since 2013, did not explain why it had suspended… Read More »

The Archers: Helen Titchener's trial date set

By | August 29, 2016

Image copyright PA Image caption Timothy Watson and Louiza Patikas play Rob and Helen Titchener in the rural soap The week-long trial of The Archers’ Helen Titchener will begin on the BBC Radio 4 soap this Sunday. The character is facing two charges – attempted murder and wounding with intent – after she stabbed her husband Rob in… Read More »

Kazakhstan's 'Game of Thrones' to launch

By | August 29, 2016

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Parkinson's protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

By | August 29, 2016

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The accumulation of the protein alpha-synuclein (shown in red) is thought to cause the progressive degeneration of the neurons that leads to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease A test of how sticky a protein molecule is could help diagnose the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, a study from the University of… Read More »

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies at 66 of heart attack

By | August 28, 2016

Image copyright AP Image caption The Mexican president called him one of the great musical icons of the country. The Mexican singer and song-writer Alberto Aguilera Valadez, known by his stage name Juan Gabriel or “El Divo de Juarez”, has died in California. He was 66 and suffered a heart attack two days after performing at a concert… Read More »

Don't Breathe: Horror film scares US box office rivals

By | August 28, 2016

Image copyright Sony Pictures/AP Image caption Don’t Breathe stars Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette Horror movie Don’t Breathe has scared off Suicide Squad from the top of the North American box office rankings. The thriller made $26.1m (£19.9m) between Friday and Sunday, according to studio estimates. It follows three teenagers who burgle a house but find that its… Read More »

Colombia Farc rebels announce definitive ceasefire

By | August 28, 2016

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Farc has been fighting since 1964 in a conflict that has displaced millions The main leftist rebel group in Colombia, the Farc, has ordered all its fighters to observe a ceasefire from midnight local time (05:00 GMT Monday). The definitive ceasefire brings to an end the group’s 52-year-old war against the Colombian… Read More »