R Kelly found guilty in sex trafficking trial

US singer R Kelly has been found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Nine women, and two men, took the stand over the six-week trail to describe sexual humiliation and violence at his hands. After two days deliberation, the Jury found Robert…

Lava destroys homes on La Palma

A volcano erupted on La Palma in the Spanish Canary Islands has destroyed houses and forced 5, 500 residents to evacuate. Lava from the Cumbre Vieja Volcano has been pouring downhill since Sunday’s eruption, devastating  everything in its path with at least 100 houses destroyed so far. The Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez flew to…

Future of AI and how it will change the world

A pioneering AI expert and a leading writer of speculative fiction join forces to answer an imperative question How will artificial intelligence change our world within twenty years? Kai-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and bestselling author of AI Superpowers, joins forces with celebrated novelist and sci-fi writer, Chen Qiufan to imagine our…

Trafalgar Square

Not so Secret Places: London’s Trafalgar Square, a public square in the City of Westminster, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross, is a centre of national democracy and protest rallies and demonstrations has earned an unenviable reputation as tourist magnet. The Square’s name comes from the Battle…

Keep Buggering on

Winston Churchill’s slogan “Keep Buggering On” became a national catchphrase during the Second World War. Duncan Weldon from The Economist highlights key themes from his brisk history of Britain’s economy since the industrial revolution, taking in everything from the South Sea Bubble to the impact of the financial crisis. According to Weldon the same issues…

The Northern Line Extension is Game Changer

t   The Northern line extension of the tube  this century will open in two weeks time  on Septembr 20th 2021, spanning Nine Elms and  the iconic Battersea Power Station from Kennington linking £9bn redevelopment of Battersea power station. The £1.2bn project includes two new stations  and brings a new vibrant and cultural  and residential…

Louisiana is the eye of the Tropical storm Ida

 Hurricane  Ida level four has hit the land fall in Louisiana. Tropical storm Ida  generated a tropical storm warning of New Orleans and a state of emergency ofr the state of Louisiana as it pushes across the Caribbean and Cuba. “Unfortunately all of  Louisiana’s coastline is currently in the forecast cone for tropical storm  Ida.…

15, 000 Afghans and British evacuated out of Kabul

The final flight left on Saturday from Kabul airport bringing to an end the UK’s 20-year military involvement in Afghanistan, as more than 15, 000 people have been evacuated by the UK since 14 August 2021. Vice Admiral Sir Ben Key, who ran the Uk’s evacuation said he would be “very nervous” in saying the…

Our addiction to cars

Tom Standage take us through the beginning around 3000 BC with the wheel and moving through the era of horsepower, trains, bicycles, and the rise of the car – and the future of urban transport – into a broader historical context. Our society has been shaped by the car in innumerable ways , many of…