Death sentence for French drug smuggler

Félix Dorfin says he will appeal against his death sentence A Frenchman has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a 20-year prison term. Félix Dorfin,…

Whos the tycoon who just paid off 400…

Four hundred college seniors in the US state of Georgia just received a dream graduation present from billionaire investor Robert Frederick Smith: he paid off their student loans. Who is this American philanthropist? During his…

Will robot drivers rule the road?

Rory's journey required a human driver to take control It was on the motorway near Phoenix, Arizona, that I realised fully driverless cars might be quite a distant dream. And that was because our Google…

Ford announces 7,000 job cuts

US car giant Ford has announced it will cut 7,000 jobs globally by the end of August in an effort to save costs. The plan will reduce Ford's workforce by 10% and will be made…

Transgender woman shot and killed in US

No arrests have yet been made over the death of Muhlaysia Booker, who was assault last month A transgender woman has been fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, according to local police. Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was…

Australian finds A$100,000 gold nugget

The 1.4kg nugget is estimated to be worth about A$100,000 An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4kg (49oz) gold nugget with a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's gold fields, say locals. A shop in…

French carrier jets divert to Indonesia

Seven fighter jets from a French aircraft carrier made unscheduled landings in Indonesia on Saturday because of bad weather during training. The Dassault Rafale jets touched down safely at Sultan Iskandar Muda air force base…