A campaign to secure a second Brexit referendum is to be launched in days, the billionaire George Soros has announced. The financier, in a keynote speech, has said the prospect of the UK’s prolonged divorce from Brussels could help persuade the British public by a “convincing margin” that EU membership...
The world's best Fortnite players will be given $100,000,000, developers have announced. Epic, who make the hugely popular battle royale game, have announced they will throw themselves behind Fortnite competitions. And they will do so with a huge prize fund that would make the...
More than 120 pregnant females were among hundreds of whales slaughtered in Japan’s latest hunt in the Antarctic, prompting condemnation and calls for international action. A total of 333 minke whales were killed as part of the country’s so-called “scientific” whaling programme,...
Almost three million people have worked in the gig economy in the last 12 months, according to official figures, where, traditionally, there has been a trade off. Self-employed workers earned a higher hourly or day rate than staff, to offset the lack...
The good news is that Britain’s finest universities remain just that – world leaders in research, teaching and developing talent from anywhere on earth. The bad news is that they have slipped a little in the latest international league tables. Last year...
More than 4,600 people are believed to have died in Puerto Rico from the catastrophic Hurricane Maria according to a new study – far in excess of the official government death toll which stands at 64. The latest estimate of the number of dead from Harvard’s...
The developers of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds have "fallen short", they have admitted. The frank admission of the game's problems comes as the battle royale genre comes to be dominated by rival game Fortnite. That game has quickly become the most popular in the world,...
San Francisco’s city attorney has demanded that Uber and Lyft turn over employment records after a California high court ruling that could reshape the gig economy. Technology firms that allow people to perform discrete tasks for money - like driving passengers to their...
The writing world has begun mourning the loss of award-winning satirist Philip Roth, the famed author of American Pastoral, who has died aged 85. One notable name to pay tribute was David Simon, creator of The Wire, who has been working on...
Rupert Murdoch's Fox News has grown steadily to become one of the most influential right-wing media voices in the US since it first aired on 7 October 1996. Known for its unabashed Republican bias, pro-Donald Trump rhetoric, blurring of fact and opinion, flashy graphics and pairing of stentorian middle-aged men with steely blondes, the channel caters...