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Media reaction to the Obama-Cameron-Thorning Schmidt 'selfie' was immature and sexist

A day about bringing people together in the spirit of Nelson Mandela saw the media trying to write their own soap opera<p>With one simple human gesture, world leaders made a powerful statement at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg yesterday.<p>No, I'm not referring to the historic image of …

US firm claims to have made first 3D-printed metal gun

Company says it is legal because it has a Federal Firearms Licence<p>A Californian engineering company says it has produced the first metal gun made on a 3D printer, releasing a video showing the firearm scoring repeated bullseyes in successful tests.<p>But Solid Concepts, which describes itself as a …

DR Congo peace deal with M23 'to be signed on Monday'

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) says it will sign a peace deal on Monday, November 10 with the M23 rebel group, which abandoned its armed struggle this week.<p>Uganda says the signing ceremony will take place in its capital Kampala in the presence of officials from the African Union and the …

First metal 3D printed gun is capable of firing 50 shots

Solid Concepts replica of classic Browning 1911 pistol surpasses plastic gun in durability and accuracy<p>The world’s first metal 3D printed handgun capable of accurately firing 50 rounds without breaking has been printed in the US.<p>Solid Concepts, based in Austin, Texas, USA, replicated the parts of a …

Europe's global mapping satellite crashes to Earth, we know not where

A large science satellite that has been mapping the world’s gravitational field and ocean circulation has fallen to Earth, but we don’t know exactly where and when any debris may have landed.<p>The last contact by ground tracking stations with Europe’s Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation …

British marine guilty of murder of injured Afghan insurgent

A British royal marine has been found guilty of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent by a military court in England.<p>It’s the first time a UK soldier has been convicted of such a crime relating to the war in Afghanistan.<p>Two other marines were acquitted.<p>The jury at Bulford Court Martial Centre in …

Fifteen injured in explosion at Paris sports arena

An explosion at the Palais des Sports arena in Paris has injured 15 people, five of them seriously.<p>Firefighters say they believe the incident at was caused by a pyrotechnic device accidentally blowing up.<p>It happened during a rehearsal for the musical comedy “1789: The Lovers of the Bastille” at …

Philippines: Typhoon death toll tops 100, expected to rise

Government officials in Tacloban City in the Philippines have reported that at least 100 people are feared dead from Typhoon Haiyan. Aid agencies have warned that the impact of the storm could be colossal.<p>Haiyan first roared into the Philippines early on Friday, flooding streets and shutting down …

Hopes rise for Iran nuclear deal, Geneva talks enter third day

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Geneva late on Friday to join international talks on Iran’s nuclear programme – as speculation swirled that a deal to resolve the dispute between Tehran and the West could be close.<p>Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he believed an …

At least 100 dead as typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of destruction in Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan has killed at least 100 people in the Philippines with the final number of casualties feared to be much higher.<p>The category five storm left a trail of destruction, flattening houses, triggering landslides and floods and bringing down power lines. In the central Philippines, it sent …

Madagascar to hold presidential run-off vote

Madagascar’s Hery Rajaonarimampianina and Jean Louis Robinson are looking at a head-to-head battle for the presidency.<p>A run-off vote will be held in December after last month’s presidential election failed to deliver an outright winner.<p>Rajaonarimampianina is backed by outgoing leader Andry …

Do you know where your children go online?

Sexting, bullying and getting round security settings… young people tell Olivia Gordon what really happens on the internet<p>Thirty years ago, children were taught never to accept sweets from strangers, but the equivalent modern message, about staying safe online, doesn't seem to be getting through. …

Typhoon Haiyan: more than 100 dead as 'world's biggest storm' hits Philippines

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as winds of 170mph batter Philippines and hundreds more feared dead<p>Possibly the strongest typhoon ever to hit land devastated the central Philippine city of Tacloban, killing at least 100 people, turning houses into rubble and levelling the airport in a surge of …