Channel 4 - Latest News US sailors missing after warship collision 2017-08-21T19:31:06.000000000+00:00 The US navy is ordering a “wide investigation” of its Pacific fleet after the second collision in as many months. In the latest, a search is still under way for 10 US navy sailors missing after their destroyer crashed into an oil tanker near Singapore. The USS John McCain was on its way for a… Solar eclipse update 2017-08-21T19:23:43.000000000+00:00 Tom Clarke is in South Carolina for the totality of the solar eclipse. Colson Whitehead: author’s slavery novel speaks to contemporary America 2017-08-21T19:23:18.000000000+00:00 It was a network of safe houses that helped slaves in America escape the brutality of the south, but in the author Colson Whitehead’s latest novel, the underground railroad takes on physical form: a steam train delivering runaways through secret tunnels to the safety of the north. His magical rea... Missing journalist killed in Danish submarine accident 2017-08-21T19:12:44.000000000+00:00 The owner of a home-made submarine has told Danish police that a missing journalist died in an accident on board, then he buried her at sea. Thirty-year-old reporter Kim Wall disappeared more than a week ago after going on board the vessel on an assignment. The owner, Peter Madsen, was arrested h... Paul Scharre: ‘Terminator scenario is far-fetched’ 2017-08-21T19:08:51.000000000+00:00 Mary Wareham, one of the founders of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, and Paul Scharre, from the Centre for a New American Security, discuss calls for the UN to ban lethal autonomous weapons. Big Ben rings for last time in four years 2017-08-21T18:59:04.000000000+00:00 Do not ask for whom the bell tolls. It’s not tolling again for four years. Big Ben fell silent today at noon so workers can carry out vital maintenance work, to the huge chagrin of a group of traditionalist MPs who called it a “desperately sad” moment. It’s almost as if the chimes had become… US and South Korea carry out war game exercises 2017-08-21T18:50:37.000000000+00:00 US and South Korean troops have begun their annual war game exercises at a time of rising tension with Pyongyang. The mostly computer-simulated drills are held every summer, but North Korea has called them a “reckless” move, warning they could trigger “the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war”. Crackdown on online hate crime 2017-08-21T18:50:05.000000000+00:00 Prosecutors in England and Wales have been told to treat hate crimes committed on social media as seriously as any others. New guidelines from the Crown Prosecution Service say hate crimes have a “corrosive effect on society”, warning that the internet has provided new platforms for abusive beha... Deborah Amato: ‘Twelve million people can see total eclipse in US’ 2017-08-21T18:49:20.000000000+00:00 NASA engineer, Deborah Amato, discusses the solar eclipse. Crowds gather in US to witness total solar eclipse 2017-08-21T18:48:49.000000000+00:00 The sunshine is falling dark across America today, obscured by the moon, which will blot out the light for up to two-and-a-half minutes. Millions of people are watching the total eclipse sweep across the United States, with huge crowds descending on the towns thought to offer the best view.