Monthly Archives: May 2014

The United Nations wants to track all civil aviation flights

The United Nations’ civil aviation arm will convene a meeting in Montreal on Monday to discuss ways to track planes flying over the open sea. The United Nations agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization, has dozens of competing proposals to sort through, and it operates only through multinational consensus, which usually means slowly or […]

Hillary Clinton attacks 2nd amendment and US gun rights

Hillary Clinton has said US gun culture has become “way out of balance” and attacked the notion that “anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime”. “I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority,” said the former secretary of state. That belief does not conflict with the rights of people […]

U2 spy planes flying missions over continental US

A spy plane was responsible for a computer glitch that caused air-traffic chaos in western US states last week, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed. The meltdown occurred when software incorrectly thought the plane was on a collision course with other aeroplanes. The system was overloaded as it struggled to plot new courses for […]

Another botched execution in Oklahoma

A US death row inmate in Oklahoma died of a heart attack after his execution was halted because the lethal injection of three drugs failed to work properly. The execution of Clayton Lockett, 38, was stopped after 20 minutes, when one of his veins ruptured, preventing the drugs from taking full effect. The execution […]