• BBC News

    How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

    Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this? The world is getting hotter, indeed 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, say climatologists. It's no wonder demand for air conditioning systems is going through the roof. The energy they consume is likely to triple between now and 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. This would mean that by 2050, the world's air conditioners would be using the current electricity capacity of the US, the European Union and Japan

  • BBC News

    Former Israeli minister 'spied for Iran'

    Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by Iranian intelligence while living in Nigeria. He was detained during a visit to Equatorial Guinea in May and extradited following a request by Israeli police. The 62-year-old was jailed for five years in 2005 for smuggling drugs and forging a diplomatic passport. He also had his medical licence revoked, but he was allowed to work as a physician in Nigeria when he moved there after his release from prison in 2007. A statement issued by Shin Bet on Monday said Segev was detained immediately

  • CNN

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z drop joint album

    (CNN)Beyoncé has retained her title as queen of the surprise music drop. This time she had some help, as she and husband Jay-Z released a joint album, "Everything Is Love," Saturday on his Tidal streaming service. The singer gave a sneak peak Saturday of the first video off the album, "Ape S**t," which according to a rep for the project was shot in May at The Louvre in Paris. Beyoncé also shared other images from "Everything Is Love" including the album cover.

  • CNN

    'Dancing With the Stars' pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson engaged

    "Dancing With the Stars" pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson announced their engagement Thursday. "I knew the moment I met you, you were the man of my dreams and I wanted to be with you forever," Johnson said in a caption of photos on Instagram showing Chmerkovskiy popping the question.

  • Iran’s Rouhani in Europe in July to seek backing for nuclear deal

    Iran’s Rouhani in Europe in July to seek backing for nuclear deal

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Austria and Switzerland next month as part of a campaign by Tehran to secure continued European backing for the 2015 nuclear accord. The future of the landmark deal was thrown into doubt when President Donald Trump announced last month that the United States would withdraw and re-impose sanctions that would hit international businesses operating in Iran.

  • Emirates 24|7

    Woman who shot Chinese student gets 25-year term

    An Arizona woman who fatally shot a Chinese university student in a road rage incident in metro Phoenix has been sentenced to 25 years in prison with no possibility of early release. A judge sentenced Holly Davis on Friday after previously accepting her guilty plea to second-degree murder in the Jan. 16, 2016, killing of Yue Jiang in Tempe following a car crash. Davis cried in court and said she is sorry and wishes she could take it back or take Jiang’s place. The 19-year-old student was studying business at Arizona State University. Her family had pleaded unsuccessfully with the judge to reject the plea agreement that prosecutors offered Davis, which reduced her charges, including one of first-degree

  • BBC Sport

    Cristiano Ronaldo: Mocked statue at Madeira airport is replaced

    A statue of Cristiano Ronaldo that was widely mocked and left football fans scratching their heads has been replaced. The bronze bust of the Real Madrid and Portugal forward went viral with people questioning its resemblance to the player, after it was placed on display at Madeira airport last year. Some compared its likeness to former Republic of Ireland captain Niall Quinn, but sculptor Emanuel Santos said his work was just "a matter of taste". The airport has replaced his original effort with a bust that boasts a greater likeness to Ronaldo. According to Madeira Island News, Ronaldo's family made the request for the replacement through the CR7 Museum, which is based on the Portuguese island.