Feathery fisticuffs: Thousands of revellers across the world get involved in World Pillow Fight Day World Pillow Fight Day took place everywhere from Amsterdam to ZurichTrafalgar Square was overtaken by a pillow flashmob for an hourThere were two rules: Don't hit anyone with a camera or without a pillow By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 20:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:02 GMT, 7 April 2013 A pillow-wielding mob descended on Trafalgar Square today for feathery fisticuffs in front of London's most iconic monuments. Trafalgar Square's usual inhabitants – tourists and pigeons – beat a hasty retreat as a flashmob of thousands gathered for a good old-fashioned pillow fight in the sunshine. Similar scenes were repeated all over the world as part of annual World Pillow Fight Day.
These potholes are getting out of hand: Enormous hole swallows car after winter wreaks havoc on Britain's roadsFirefighters arrived at the scene shortly after the rush-hour accident The road had to be closed so the car could be winched out with a cable By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:26 GMT, 31 January 2013 Flooding, torrential rain and gales have led to treacherous conditions on Britain’s roads.
Cancer causing drug may have been in horse meat consumed in UK, Labour warns as Burger King dumps millions of patties after claiming it was unaffected Horses slaughtered in UK last year tested positive for phenylbutazoneAnti-inflammatory drug is banned from human food chainBurger King has ended its deal with Irish firm ABP's Silvercrest plant Managers told to mark boxes of burgers from firm with an 'X'But staff instructed not to remove the meat until replacements arriveSome products on its menu may be unavailable until new supplier is found , the FSA identified five cases where horses returned non-compliant results. None of the meat had been placed for sale on the UK market. Where the meat had been exported to other countries, the relevant food safety authorities were informed
iSeeYou: Now Google even watches what you buy offline so it can target you with more personalised ads Any collected data will be protected through safeguards allowing for the anonymity of customers | UPDATED: 18:57 GMT, 22 December 2012 Watching you: Google will now collect data on users both online and in the real world Just when you thought Google couldn't target you with more specific advertising – based on your web surfing – it's going one step further. The search giant now intends to use data uploaded by retailers about consumers' offline purchases in order to target them with even more targeted ads. In other words, it will know what you spend at the mall as well as at the keyboard
Pictured: Incredible 'tsunami' of clouds roll over mountain top to engulf city | UPDATED: 17:28 GMT, 16 December 2012 This is the dramatic moment a city in Switzerland looks like it is about to be engulfed by a giant tsunami – although the apparent tidal wave is actually just thick clouds rolling in over a mountain range. As thousands of people went about their everyday business in Geneva, behind them a mammoth tsunami appeared to be about to tear through the city. But the spectacular scene was really just an optical illusion caused by clouds sweeping across the Saleve mountain range, which overlooks the city, on December 5 this year.
Google under fire for 'failing to stop easy access to porn' despite tweaking search results in the US to hide X-rated images Search engine fails to makes it more difficult to find pornographic images Plans only in effect in America but due to be introduced internationallyCompany refuses to say, however, when restrictions will be introduced in UK Internet users accuse the company of 'censorship' | UPDATED: 23:06 GMT, 13 December 2012 Google has come under fire from child protection campaigners after its claims to have put effective safeguards on access to porn were called into question. The internet giant had changed its programming after earlier criticism so as to make X-rated pictures more difficult to find
Google avoids tax on 10bn after doubling amount of money it puts into company in Bermudan tax havenThe internet giant reportedly moved nearly 80 per cent of its pre-tax profits to a shell company on the North Atlantic territoryThe move has seen the company slash its overall tax rate almost in halfGoogle's European Vice Chairman Matt Britten pays most tax where it creates 'economic value', mainly the U.SBut the company still moves some of the income generated by U.S created technology to foreign 'shelters' | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 10 December 2012 Internet giant Google avoided tax on 10billion revenue last year by doubling the amount of money put into a shell company in Bermuda.
A dog that can drive It must be a Rover: The stray canines that have been taught to get behind the wheel The three stray dogs are being trained in specially modified carts to operate the car's controlsThey will attempt to drive a real Mini next week, with their efforts being broadcast live online | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 6 December 2012 In a world already full of road hogs this is perhaps the last thing you want to see in the rear view mirror. Animal experts are teaching dogs how to drive.
Volvo develops the 'no death' car: Vehicles which drive themselves and are totally crashproof could be on British roads in eight years Vehicle will be fitted with sensors that can detect potential collisions and take actionFirm claims 'nobody will be killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020' | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 5 December 2012 Car giant Volvo is developing 'no death' cars that drive themselves and are impossible to crash – ready for launch in showrooms within eight years. The computerised vehicles will be fitted with high-tech sensors and will 'refuse to be steered' into other objects. Volvo says they will be on sale to customers by 2020, but that some of the life-saving technology will be incorporated into its vehicles even earlier – from 2014 – it says
Brazil and Peru take on web giant Amazon in battle for the .amazon domain nameThe online retailer has already spent 100,000 trying to register the .amazon URL endingBrazil and Peru are formally opposing the plan, and say the domain name should be used for 'public interest' purposes related to the rainforest The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has said it is possible the South American countries could win the battle | UPDATED: 19:01 GMT, 4 December 2012 Web giant: Online retailer Amazon.com wants to register the .amazon domain name South America is squaring up to online retailer Amazon in a battle over the coveted web domain name the firm shares with the continent’s tropical rainforest. Brazil and Peru are formally opposing the e-commerce giant’s plans to register the .amazon URL ending with the internet overseer Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The countries, which host 73 per cent of the jungle, say it would stop ‘the use of this domain for purposes of public interest’