“Our job,” Lewis Hamilton said yesterday after taking the 62nd pole position of his career, his sixth in Melbourne’s Albert Park, and his fourth in a row here, “is not to drive these cars where they are comfortable, but to put them right on the edge of the cliff and keep them there.”
Danish Girl actress Amber Heard has said she was told revealing her bisexuality would end her movie career. Johnny Depp's ex-wife said film-makers doubted whether she could play a straight woman in a romantic lead role after she revealed her sexuality seven years ago. Speaking at The Economist's Pride & Prejudice event in New York, she said: "It did impact my career, it was difficult.
Donald Trump has suffered a major setback in his attempts to repeal and replace his predecessor's Obamacare with a new health bill. The planned legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system had been due to be voted on by politicians in the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republicans. The bill was almost certain to be defeated had a vote taken place.
Harrison Ford called himself a "schmuck" after he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a California airport and narrowly avoided a commercial airliner, an audio recording reveals. In last month's near-miss, the actor had been told to land his single-engine plane on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Instead he landed on the parallel taxiway where the commercial airliner carrying 116 people was waiting to take off.
Five people have died, with 50 injured - some critically - in a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Attacker Khalid Masood, 52, killed four pedestrians and injured about 50 others as he mowed down members of the public with a car on Westminster Bridge at about 2:40pm on Wednesday. Prime Minister Theresa May had just voted and was standing in members' lobby with other Tory MPs.
Cadbury chocolate bars could get smaller because of Brexit, the company’s UK head has said. The alternative would be to see the price rise, Glenn Caton has told the Guardian. The company which originated in Birmingham is now owned by Mondelēz International, a division of the US giant Kraft, which bought Cadbury for £12 billion in 2010.
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation's economic crisis accelerates. Maduro did not specify the type of aid he requested, although he stressed that the U.N. has knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. Maduro earlier on Friday met with Jessica Faieta, Assistant Administrator and Director of the U.N. Development Program, according to state television.
Unverified promotional material alleging to be for this year's Call of Duty title has appeared online, potentially revealing the title and setting of the next game in Activision's enormously-popular first person shooter franchise. Supposedly called Call of Duty: WW2 (it may be a working title) if the validity of the leak is verified it would confirm the popular belief that the series is heading back to the Second World War for its latest iteration. Sledgehammer Games will develop this year's Call of Duty, its first since Advanced Warfare in 2014.
President Trump has turned the tables following his humiliating political defeat to replace and repeal Obamacare in Congress. Despite his Republican party’s failure to pass a new healthcare bill, Trump blamed Democrats for his setback. The president has said he is willing to tackle the issue again but also vowed to shift his attentions to tax reform. “The best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare explode. It is exploding right now. Many States have big problems. Almost all of the States have big problems.’‘ Trump added: “We probably be going right now for tax reform which we could have done earlier but this really would have worked out better if we could have had some democrat support.” The healthcare bill was seen as the first major legislative test for Trump who was elected on promises to get big deals through Congress.
More than $20bn (£16bn) was shifted out of Russia between 2010 and 2014 in a large-scale money laundering operation called the Global Laundromat. The scheme was run by criminals with links to the Russian government, and moved billions in dirty money into Europe through shell companies. The majority of the companies involved in laundering the money were registered in the UK.
James Fossdyke heads to the Alps to find out whether you really need a £76,000 luxury 4×4 for your annual winter getaway
BioWare has taken its well-known series and set it in a place so far away it can exist without the repercussions of the original trilogy affecting it. Between the first and second of the Mass Effect games the Andromeda Initiative sent 100,000 cryogenically frozen individuals from a selection of the Milky Way's alien species in arks to the Andromeda galaxy. BioWare was clear with the elements of the previous trilogy it wanted to bring to Andromeda.
IBTimes UK interviewed Henya Von Perez, Israel's most famous vegan YouTuber. Von Perez became a vegan more than 10 years ago and decided to create a YouTube channel to raise awareness on animal cruelty. With more than 61,000 followers on YouTube and more than 80,000 on her Instagram page, her popularity is increasing both in Israel and abroad.
Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
Wages are not rising fast enough to keep up with the cost of living,according to the data crunched by payday lender Money Shop.
Dinosaur research just got more high tech, thanks to drones which will now be used by researchers to track the footprints of the prehistoric creatures. Drone mapping of dinosaurs' tracks is expected to revolutionise the way researchers investigate the ancient crutures as they allow scientists the ability to create digital maps, which in turn provide more in-depth data. Australian researchers have begun using UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to track dinosaurs' footprints in remote locations.
A Chinese firm has bought a 21 per cent stake in SeaWorld Entertainment, whose shows featuring killer whales have been slammed by animal rights groups
Pret a Manger has pledged to pay those on work experience after it faced a backlash over "exploitative" plans to only offer them free food. Pret has previously warned it faces a staffing crisis after Brexit, as only one in 50 applicants to jobs there are British. In an effort to attract British staff, Pret is now launching the Big Experience Week, offering 16-18-year-olds work experience over the summer.
An Uber manager attempting to recruit a female engineer allegedly tried to defend the embattled company by telling her "sexism is systemic in tech". Kamilah Taylor, a senior software engineer at LinkedIn and co-author of Women In Tech, said she was recently approached by Uber with a job offer. Taylor, however, responded via LinkedIn saying she had no interest in joining "in light of Uber's questionable business and sexism".
Trump says Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, to blame after Republicans pull House bill meant to replace Affordable Care Act.