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Havana Syndrome: FBI warns staff amid reports of symptoms among agents

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The FBI has warned its employees about Havana Syndrome, a mysterious ailment that appears to have affected US diplomats and spies in several countries in recent years and manifests as a brain injury. More than 200 US ...

Pregnant women and three children among 27 drowned in Channel

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Pregnant women and three children were among the 27 people, mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable boat, French authorities have said. Two male survivors, an Iraqi and...

Raheem Sterling to be among Christmas guest editors on Today programme

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The England and Manchester City footballer Raheem Sterling is to take over BBC Radio 4’s Today programme as a guest editor between Christmas and new year. Sterling is one of seven high-profile figures who will edit th...

Roger Stone and Alex Jones among five to receive Capitol attack subpoenas

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The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack on Monday issued new subpoenas to five political operatives associated with Donald Trump, including Roger Stone and the far-right media star Alex Jones, as t...

Boris Johnson seen maskless in hospital as cases among MPs rise

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Boris Johnson appeared maskless during a visit to a hospital on Monday despite fears that Covid is spreading around parliament, with 114 people catching the virus on the Palace of Westminster estate in the past month....

Gambling firms among heaviest radio advertisers during school run

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Gambling companies are among the heaviest advertisers on radio during “school run” hours when millions of children are in the car, according to research that prompted warnings about their exposure to promotions for th...

Ferrari owner and mobster among Italian benefit cheats

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A “citizens’ income” scheme in Italy intended to alleviate poverty was allegedly cheated by thousands of claimants, some of whom owned Ferraris, yachts and several properties, police have said. Among those claiming th...

Biden, Bolsonaro and Xi among leaders agreeing to end deforestation

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World leaders have agreed a deal that aims to halt and reverse global deforestation over the next decade as part of a multibillion-dollar package to tackle human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Xi Jinping, Jair Bolso...

Self-harm among women and children in UK prisons rises to record levels

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The government has been accused of allowing self-harm among female prisoners and children in custody to rise to record levels after the release of new figures. Incidents of self-harm among women in UK prisons increase...

National Book Awards 2021: Robert Jones Jr and Lauren Groff among finalists

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The finalists for this year’s National Book Awards have been announced, including nominations for Lauren Groff, Robert Jones Jr and Anthony Doerr. The 25 finalists are spread over five categories: fiction, non-fiction...

Apple and Disney among companies backing groups against US climate bill

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Some of America’s most prominent companies, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney, are backing business groups that are fighting landmark climate legislation, despite their own promises to combat the climate c...

Gail Omvedt: US sociologist who ‘lived by her principles’ among India’s poor

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At the village of Kasegaon, in India’s rural western region of Maharashtra, huge crowds turned up for the funeral in August of a US-born, white sociologist whom many local people saw as one of their own. Most of the m...

US north-east among fastest-warming areas in northern hemisphere, study finds

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The coastal US north-east is one of the fastest warming areas in the northern hemisphere, having heated up rapidly by 2C (3.6F) already over the past century due in part to the soaring temperature of the nearby Atlant...

Rapinoe among 500 athletes urging US supreme court to protect abortion rights

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A group of prominent women athletes, including soccer star Megan Rapinoe and basketball standouts Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, on Monday urged the US supreme court to protect abortion rights in a case involving Mississ...

Tagovailoa among starting quarterbacks mauled on day of injuries in NFL

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Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes, Zach Moss ran for two scores and the Bills knocked out Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa early with a rib injury on the way to a 35-0 win. The last time the teams met was in Buff...

Nike and Amazon among brands advertising on Covid conspiracy sites

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Dozens of the world’s biggest brands, including Nike, Amazon, Ted Baker and Asos, have been advertising on websites that spread Covid-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, it has emerged. The companies, as well a...

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