The good dog who is bad at sniffing out bombs - BBC News

This is Lulu, the Labrador who joined the CIA as one of their newest recruits. Her mission: to sniff out explosives. But weeks into her training programme Lulu just wasn't making the grade. A life at the United States Central Intelligence Agency, it ...

Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy - BBC News

Spain is to start suspending Catalonia's autonomy from Saturday, as the region's leader threatens to declare independence. The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region.

The Walking Dead's season 8 trailer is here - The Verge

The trailer for The Walking Dead season 8 was released today, first shown to the audience in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) seems pretty sure those watching will need their “shitting pants.” An all-out war between the ...

Trump Critics, All Around - New York Times

Charles M. Blow performs an important national service by putting into context some of Donald Trump's stranger locutions. “Beautiful” is always a term of flattery and finagling. “A lot of people don't know that” means that (perhaps only) Donald Trump ...

Justin Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour' - BBC News

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing's Culture Bureau. In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in "bad behaviour." "Justin Bieber is a ...