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Afghan voter centre blast kills dozens

A suicide attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 31 people, officials say. More than 50 others were injured in the blast which hit a crowd waiting at the entrance to the centre. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can ... Full story

Could intelligent life have existed on Earth millions of years ago?

The 2,100-year-old Antikythera mechanism is believed to be the earliest surviving mechanical computing device. Such items are only rarely found. (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP). Charles Q. Choi. Reptilian menaces called Silurians evolved on Earth before humankind — at least in the “ Doctor Who ” rendition of the universe. But, science fiction aside, how would we know if some advanced civilization existed on our home planet millions of years before ... Full story

Amnesty International Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of NPR

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 in Amsterdam Saturday. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when he refused to stand for the national anthem, and instead knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Amnesty International has given Colin Kaepernick its top human rights award for his public opposition to racial injustice. The former San Franciso ... Full story

California man fatally stabbed while dining with his daughter on his lap

(CNN) Anthony Mele was dining at a steakhouse in Southern California with his daughter on his lap when a homeless man allegedly walked up to him Wednesday and stabbed him in the neck. Suspect Jamal Jackson, 49, was arrested shortly after the attack in Ventura and has been charged with premeditated first degree murder, Ventura County District Attorney's Office said. Mele died the next day, but his daughter was not injured. The two men did not ... Full story

Reclaim Your Screen From Scammers

My husband periodically receives a warning box telling us to contact Microsoft because of viruses. We cannot close it, so we turn the computer off and wait a few minutes before turning it back on. Local computer gurus have run scans three times and say that we are not infected with a virus. What can we do? The persistent warning boxes sound like they are part of the ongoing blight of “tech support” scams that have plagued computer users for ... Full story

North Korea's nuclear pledge adds momentum to South's preparations for summit

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s preparations for its first summit with North Korea in more than a decade are in full swing this week, officials said on Sunday, a day after the North’s pledge to end its nuclear tests raised hopes but also scepticism. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central ... Full story

Injured in Tennis, She Put Her Psychology Degree to Use

“I had a lot of things on my list that I really want to do, and suddenly I had a lot of time on my hands to do them,” said Siegemund, who has ranked as high as 27th in the world. “All of these things came to my mind at the same time, so it kind of pushed away the negative about it.”. Siegemund, 30, relished spending more time with loved ones and further exploring psychology, the subject of the bachelor’s degree from the University of Hagen. She ... Full story

Do You Know Which Dog Breeds Are in a Mutt? Scientists Want to Find Out

One of the favorite pastimes of dog people is guessing a mutt’s ancestry. Is that scruffy little guy in the dog park a mix of Afghan hound and Catahoula leopard dog? Is the beast that bit someone really a pit bull, or a cocker spaniel-beagle potpourri? And how about your aunt’s yippy pillow on paws — Maltese/poodle/peke? If you’re wondering about your own dog you can, of course, get a DNA test. But there’s a lot of open territory for that ... Full story

Blast at election center in Afghan capital, dozens of casualties

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens as they waited to receive identity cards, officials said. Afghan men inspect the site of a suicide bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on a project of key importance to the ... Full story

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