Describing his mammy as “amazing” and “a complete inspiration.” Baz was pleasing humble after the win.

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Electricity storage has until recently been prohibitively expensive, but its emergence at an economically viable cost will enable increased use of wind and solar power

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Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti during the Connected Car Expo in Los Angeles. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Autonomous vehicles still struggle with mundane challenges such as tumbleweed, police officers giving traffic directions and wild animals, a Volksw(...)

Valeo’s test car - a Mercedes S-Class - spotted on the M50

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A judge told former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli he had suffered a ‘spectacular fall from grace’. Photograph: Reuters

On an unseasonably sunny autumn day in the City of London, a group of about a dozen traders at a commodities brokerage firm were perched around a conf(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to Culinary Workers Union members gathered in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in  Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

They came in droves, pounding drum lines, carrying signs promising “No Contract, No Peace”, chanting in Spanish and English, pressing ever closer to a(...)

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop  was the subject of a keynote speech at SXSW Eco

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 Maros Sefcovic, vice president of the European Commission in charge of energy union, with  Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, at the Powershift ESB energy  in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/

One third of Irish households will be generating their own electricity within 10 years, the ESB’s chief executive has predicted. Pat O’Doherty said (...)

US  presidential candidate Donald Trump at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York on Monday, where he appeared for jurty duty. Trump’s  hard line on immigration has driven rivals to match his biting anti-immigrant language. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Republicans thought they had learned a lesson after 2012: Turning off Latino voters ensures defeat in the general election. But as the disruptive US p(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Democratic presidential candidates will hold the first of six primary debates on October 13th in Nevada, the party has said, setting out a debate cale(...)