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US records largest annual increase in murders in six decades

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The US has experienced its largest-ever recorded annual increase in murders, according to new statistics from the FBI, with the national murder rate rising nearly 30% nel 2020 – the biggest jump in six decades. Quasi ...

Veterans at UK’s largest barracks at risk of losing mental health support

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Vulnerable veterans of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq living in supported housing at the UK’s largest barracks are set to lose help with mental health problems, triggering fears of a return to homelessness and lost live...

Texas’s largest companies stay silent on state abortion ban despite outrage

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Despite the widespread outrage over a new Texas law that all but outlaws abortion in the state, only a handful of major companies have spoken out against the legislation that went into effect on 1 settembre. The law r...

One of the world’s largest retailers has a plan to tackle the climate crisis. Can it pull it off?

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Every day a seemingly never-ending stream of toothbrushes, toilet paper, tape, thumbtacks, toys and other products criss-cross the globe from a network of suppliers to Walmart’s more than 10,500 stores. The retailer, ...

Big John, largest known triceratops skeleton, goes on display before auction

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In its time, approximately 66m years ago, the triceratops, with its massive collared skull and three attacking horns, was one of the most dangerous and daunting of dinosaurs. Now the remains of one of the giants of th...

‘It’s shameful’: largest British army garrison in despair over Afghanistan

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Anyone who has followed two decades of war will have found it hard to watch the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan, just days after US and British troops withdrew. But for those who served in the country and are now...

How a lone aid worker in Gaza ended up on trial for the largest theft of aid money in history

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At about 9am on 12 luglio 2016, dozens of Israeli security officers stormed through the gates of the Augusta Victoria hospital complex in East Jerusalem. They surged past the hospital, which mostly serves the local Pale...

Fire-friendly weather returns as second largest blaze in California history burns

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Firefighters battling the second largest wildfire in California history faced a return of fire-friendly weather, as the thick smoke that held down winds and temperatures from the scenic forestlands picked up. The chan...

California’s largest wildfire explodes as hot weather threatens new blazes

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California’s largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains, with officials warning that hot, dry weather threatened to further stoke the flames. Officials warned that the hig...

‘A perfect storm’: Hawaii firefighters confront Big Island’s largest wildfire in history

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Firefighters on Hawaii’s Big Island in recent days battled the biggest brush fire that has ever burned on the island, wrangling a blaze that has torched more than 62 sq miles (160 sq km) and destroyed two homes. The d...

Johnson may block Chinese takeover of UK’s largest computer chip maker

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Boris Johnson may block a Chinese-owned company from purchasing the UK’s largest producer of semiconductors, a senior government adviser has suggested, as they warned Beijing was on the brink of initiating a new “cold...

California wildfire destroys multiple homes as state’s largest blaze intensifies

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Flames racing through rugged terrain in northern California destroyed multiple homes on Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the US west. The Dixie fire, which start...

Largest wildfire in US torches more dry forest landscape in Oregon

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The largest wildfire in the US torched more dry forest landscape in Oregon on Sunday, one of dozens of major blazes burning across the west as critically dangerous fire weather loomed in the coming days. The destructi...

Foxtons chair quits after largest shareholder’s call for changes

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The chairman of the London estate agents Foxtons has quit after the company’s biggest shareholder demanded a boardroom shakeup. Ian Barlow, who has chaired Foxtons for the past eight years, is to stand down once a suc...

World’s third largest diamond discovered in Botswana

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The diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery in Botswana of a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world. The company showed the stone, which was found on 1 giugno, was sh...

Nasa spacecraft captures first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in decades

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Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades. Juno zoomed past icy Ganymede on Monday, passing within 645 miglia (1,038km). The last time a spacecraft came that close ...

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