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At least 688 people died homeless in England and Wales in 2020

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At least 688 people died while homeless in England and Wales in 2020, according the latest official statistics, a slight fall attributed to the introduction of emergency accommodation for thousands of homeless people ...

Talking Horses: racing’s latest civil war at least comes with novel twist

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If you are a fan of horse racing whose heart sinks when the sport sets off on one of its regular civil wars, the front page of Monday’s Racing Post was not an ideal way to start the week. What promises to be the lates...

Sudanese forces shoot dead at least 14 protesters against coup

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Sudanese security forces have shot dead at least 14 anti-coup protesters and wounded dozens more, in the bloodiest day since the military seized power on 25 October. The fatalities in Khartoum on Wednesday raised to 3...

At least three killed in suicide bomb attacks in Ugandan capital, Kampala

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Two explosions rocked Uganda’s capital, Kampala, early on Tuesday, killing at least three civilians in what police described as a coordinated attack by extremists. Three suicide bombers also died in the blasts, police...

Wholesale energy prices hit second highest level in at least three years

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Wholesale energy prices hit the second highest level in at least three years on Monday, adding pressure on suppliers struggling to secure electricity and gas at competitive rates. Low wind speeds were to blame for pus...

At least 19 killed as truck smashes into cars at toll booth in Mexico

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A transport truck has smashed into a toll booth and six other vehicles on a highway in central Mexico, leaving at least 19 people dead and three injured, authorities said. The brakes on the truck apparently failed bef...

At least three dead and dozens missing after building collapse in Lagos

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A 21-storey apartment building under construction in an upmarket area of Nigeria’s largest city has collapsed, killing at least three people and leaving dozens more missing. Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos police commission...

Gunmen kill at least three at Afghan wedding to stop music being played

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Gunmen presenting themselves as Taliban attacked a wedding in eastern Afghanistan to stop music being played and killed at least three people, the government has said. Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid s...

UK foreign aid cuts to stay in place for at least another three years

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Cuts to the UK’s foreign aid budget are to remain for at least another three years, with aid spending below the statutory target of 0.7% until at least 2024-25, the Treasury has announced. The budget is likely to face...

At least 46 dead in flooding and landslides in northern India

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At least 46 people have died and 11 remain missing in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand after the worst rainfall in more than 100 years triggered flash flooding and landslides. Record-breaking rainfall caused by c...

At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts

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At least 13 phone companies around the world have been compromised since 2019 by sophisticated hackers who are believed to come from China, a cybersecurity expert group has said. The roaming hackers – known as LightBa...

At least 46 killed as fire engulfs building in southern Taiwan

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A cross-departmental investigation has been launched in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, after at least 46 people died and another 41 were injured in a fire in that engulfed a building overnight. The 13-store...

At least 750 sexual misconduct claims against UK police officers in five years

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At least 750 allegations of sexual misconduct were made against serving police officers across Britain over five years, with the highest number made against Greater Manchester police (GMP), figures show. More than 150...

At least 16 die as plane full of skydivers crashes in central Russia

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An aircraft carrying skydivers has crashed in central Russia, killing 16 people and severely wounding six others, the country’s health ministry has announced. The L-410 plane crashed around 9.20 am local time during a...

Secret group of US military trainers has been in Taiwan for at least a year

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The US has been secretly maintaining a small contingent of military trainers in Taiwan for at least a year, according to a new report, the latest sign of the rising stakes in US-China rivalry. About two dozen US spec...

Pfizer Covid jab ‘90% effective against hospitalisation for at least 6 months’

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Two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine are “highly effective” at preventing hospitalisations for at least six months, a large-scale study shows, but protection against infection nearly halves over the same per...

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