Hong Kong Cancels All Flights as Thousands of Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

Hong Kong International Airport has cancelled flights for the day after 6 PM local time as pro-democracy protests in the city rage on for the tenth consecutive week. Incoming flights will be allowed to land, but outgoing flights for the night have been halted and it’s not clear when air travel might resume. Read More >>

Young People Have Given up on the TV News

The youth of the nation are more likely to get their day's news about the world from social media or by reading graffiti in bus stations than seeing it on the telly, with the average 16-24-year-old watching just two minutes' worth of live TV news per day. That's surely just cumulative accidental exposure by cycling through the channels. Read More >>

Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Passed Away

Rutger Hauer, a staple in science fiction and fantasy, has died at the age of 75. As reported by Variety, the Dutch actor who starred alongside Harrison Ford in Blade Runner passed away after a short illness. Read More >>

Health Care Workers in London Turned Over an Undocumented Immigrant Trafficking Victim to Police, Case Report Says

Doctors are getting increasingly entangled in anti-immigrant rhetoric—and, predictably, it’s having horrible consequences for their patients. Read More >>

Iran Says It Will Exceed Uranium Enrichment Limits in 2015 Nuclear Deal

Last year, Donald Trump made the very public decision to abandon the 2015 deal between Iran and Western nations limiting Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. Iran kept to the terms of the deal for some time regardless, but last Sunday it said it would be exceeding uranium enrichment limits imposed in the original agreement within “a few hours,” the Los Angeles Times reported. Read More >>

Austria on the Verge of Becoming First EU Country to Ban Controversial Glyphosate Herbicide

A popular herbicide currently in use worldwide, but controversially linked to cancer, is on the verge of being outlawed in Austria—the first European Union country to attempt an outright ban. Read More >>

Wildfire Explodes in Spain as Europe Reels From Record Heat

Fanned by fierce winds and searing temperatures, a wildfire is exploding in size in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain. According to the Catalan interior minister, it could be the worst blaze the region has seen in 20 years. Read More >>

Wayfair CEO Refuses to Stop Furnishing Concentration Camps: Report

Wayfair, an e-commerce giant that sells home goods, is reportedly fulfilling an order for $200,000 (£157,500) worth of bedroom furniture to a government contractor managing the US border camps. Read More >>

Iran Says It Will Begin Enriching Uranium Beyond Nuclear Deal Limits

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation said on Monday that it has increased production of low-enriched uranium—of the type suitable for use in nuclear power generators, but not nuclear warheads—to levels that will exceed limits imposed in the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and other world powers by 27 June, the New York Times reported on Monday. Read More >>

Here’s Why That Helicopter Rescue With the Spinning 74-Year-Old Hiker Went So Nauseatingly Wrong

By now, millions of people have seen the footage of the rescue mission that spiralled out of control. Read More >>

Police Investigate Bomb Scare, Find ‘Giant Glittery’ Christmas Ornament Instead

On Wednesday, London police officers were called to investigate a “possible unexploded device,” which had apparently washed onto the bank of the River Thames in east London. Read More >>

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Miles Below Amazon Rainforest in Peru, Limiting Casualties

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake rocked northern Peru on Sunday, killing at least one man and causing several injuries, the Associated Press reports. Read More >>

FBI Sued Over Files on Dead Hacker Who Turned In Chelsea Manning

A researcher seeking access to the FBI’s files on Adrian Lamo—a deceased hacker best known for informing on whistleblower Chelsea Manning—filed a lawsuit last week citing the bureau’s failure to properly respond to her request. Read More >>

Report: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Series Has a Director and Some Familiar Co-Stars

Now that all the Avengers: Endgame hype is starting to settle down, we’re finally getting more details on upcoming projects involving Marvel’s characters, like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series that’s coming to streaming service Disney+. We knew Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan would be reprising their movie roles as the title stars, of course – but now there’s more to go with that. Read More >>