Elon Musk refuses to answer if his ‘ignorance and ego’ cost Ukrainian lives

Billionaire Elon Musk has refused to answer questions about claims he foiled a Ukrainian attack on Russian warships. The businessman behind SpaceX and X, formerly known as Twitter, has been accused of enabling Vladimir Putin by withholding the use of his satellite network. Ukrainian military forces planned to use the Starlink satellites for a drone […]

Russia launches first moon mission in almost 50 years

A rocket carrying a lunar landing craft blasted off from the Vostochny spaceport in the far eastern Amur region. It’s expected to reach its destination on 23 August, the same day as an Indian vessel that launched last month. Russia’s craft, Luna-25, will take about five and a half days to travel around the moon, […]

Cocaine worth $1.1m found by Tampa mayor Jane Castor on family’s fishing trip

The mayor of Tampa has found cocaine with an estimated street value of about $1.1m floating in the Atlantic while on a fishing trip with her family. Jane Castor, who was the city’s first female police chief before becoming mayor, was fishing off the Florida Keys on 23 July when she made the discovery. She […]

Americans detained in Iran moved to house arrest under prisoner swap deal

Five Americans imprisoned in Iran have been released and placed under house arrest as part of the first step of a planned prisoner exchange between Tehran and Washington, officials have said. The US-Iranian dual nationals include businessmen Siamak Namazi, 51, and Emad Shargi, 58, as well as environmentalist Morad Tahbaz, 67, who also has British […]

Simone Biles returns to gymnastics dominance after two-year mental health break

Simone Biles made a return to sporting dominance on Saturday night, topping the podium on her gymnastics comeback. She competed in Chicago’s US classic, two years after taking a break following the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. The four-time gold medallist showed off her tumbling, spinning and flipping routines, famous for being so difficult that no […]

House collapses into Alaskan river after glacial dam burst

A two-storey house in Alaska collapsed into raging waters as the US state grappled with the aftermath of a glacial dam outburst. Video footage shows the house in Alaska’s capital Juneau being swept away by the Mendenhall River. The waters destroyed at least two buildings, damaged others and ate away at riverbanks over the weekend […]