Herb Kelleher: Low-cost airline pioneer dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kelleher's firm is now reportedly the world's biggest low-cost airline Herb Kelleher, who founded low-cost US airline Southwest Airlines, has died aged 87, the company says.The company described him as "a pioneer, a maverick and an innovator" who disrupted the airline industry "by making flying both fun and affordable".He…

Is this the Islamic State group's last stand in Syria?

US President Donald Trump has described Syria as just "sand and death", as he defended his decision to withdraw American troops from the conflict.But the Kurdish militia and Arab tribes who are battling the Islamic State group in the country are warning that his decision could result in disaster.The Syrian Democratic Forces say the move…

US jury to decide if Ed Sheeran copied Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sheeran denies copying Let's Get It On A US judge has rejected Ed Sheeran's call for a lawsuit accusing him of copying parts of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On to be dropped.In his decision released on Thursday, District Judge Louis Stanton said a jury should decide.He said he…

Who is Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House?

After the Democrats took back the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is back in the spotlight.Hated by many Republicans, she faced challengers from within her own party before becoming Speaker again.

The women who banned alcohol

Image copyright Getty Images In the world's largest democracy, politicians are finding that they need to listen to women if they want power. In northern India, some women had long complained that they were fed up with their husbands being drunk.An alcohol ban brought in at their request has affected 100 million people in the…

What does China want to do on the Moon's far side?

Image copyright CNSA/AFP Image caption The first close up pictures of the far side of the Moon What will China's Chang'e-4 mission learn about the far side of the Moon? Here are a few things the mission is designed to do.Learn about the Moon's historyNo space mission has ever explored the far side from the…