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‘Sydney mega fire getting out of control’

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UK court dismisses Taylor ex-wife’s torture case

Image copyright Patrick Robert/Getty Image caption Agnes Taylor (far right) faced allegations that she conspired to use rape to torture women during the war in 1990 Torture charges against the ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor have been dismissed at the Old Bailey. Agnes Reeves-Taylor, 54, was charged in …

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‘How smart home tech helps me live independently’

Adam, who has Down’s syndrome, lives independently in a tech-filled home he shares with housemates. The house is part of a project which uses smart devices, sensors and bespoke applications to enable people with learning disabilities to live without in-home carers. Adam showed BBC Click’s Paul Carter how the technology …

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NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

Image copyright Getty Images Hospitals across England are using 21 separate electronic systems to record patient health care – risking patient safety, researchers suggest. A team at Imperial College say the systems cannot “talk” to each other, making cross-referencing difficult and potentially leading to “errors”. Of 121 million patient interactions, …

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Australia bushfires north of Sydney ‘too big to put out’

Media caption‘Sydney’s mega fire is getting out of control’ A “mega blaze” raging across a 60km (37 mile) front north-west of Sydney cannot currently be put out, Australian fire officials have warned. The fire across almost 300,000 hectares (1,150 sq m) is just an hour’s drive from the nation’s most-populous …

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