Terry Wogan during his final breakfast show on BBC Radio 2. Photograph: BBC

Among the many stories written about Terry Wogan after his death last weekend, one popular vignette seemed particularly telling. When the UK radio r(...)

A police officer stands in front of French taxis blockading a Parisian street during a protest against Uber this week. Photograph: EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Last Tuesday, France was gripped by huge strikes, with an estimated 130,000-150,000 protesting across the country. In that age-old French tradition, a(...)

 Lavoy Finicum who was one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon: he was shot dead. Photograph: by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

There was a dramatic turning point in the four-week armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon on Tuesday when the FBI arrested eight leaders of (...)

People take a selfie by floral tributes in front of James Cochran’s mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London,  two days after the announcement of Bowie’s death. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

In response to the news of David Bowie’s death last Monday, millions of people took to Twitter and Facebook to express their sadness and grief. There (...)

It is clearly not just the likes of Donald Trump (above) and Paul Graham who are never told they are completely wrong; the same could also be said of entire industries, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

I was reading an article about Donald Trump recently – he’s hard to avoid these days – and one line really stood out: “One of the more dangerous pleas(...)

Twitter 140-character constraint. Photograph: Getty Images

Nothing gets people on Twitter quite as reliably exercised as changes made to how Twitter works. And this week, news of a big change broke – according(...)

A so-called ‘hoverboard’ - or self-balancing electric scooter - the must-have gadget this Christmas. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

In all the years of Christmas gift crazes, has there ever been one as mysterious as the brazenly misnamed hoverboard? The two-wheeled self-balancing (...)

The Oculus Rift:  Oculus founder Palmer Luckey says virtual reality will “change the way that we look at what’s real and what isn’t”. Photograph: Daniel Naupold/EPA

Reality was nice while it lasted, I suppose, but it’s time to get ready for virtual reality. The hype is growing as companies such as Facebook’s Oculu(...)

A refugee camp at Calais in France: there has been a shift in European policy in the wake of the recent Islamic State attacks in Paris: Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Which politician said this during the week: “We cannot receive more refugees in Europe.” Marine Le Pen? Nigel Farage? Actually, it was French p(...)

Charlie Sheen waits on the set of the Today Show before formally announcing that he is HIV positive in an interview.  Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Much has changed since the terrifying rise of HIV and Aids in the 1980s – most obviously, sophisticated treatments for the virus means it is a chronic(...)