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Number of displaced people passes 100m for the first time, says UN

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The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said the global number of forcibly displaced people has passed 100 million for the first time, describing it as a “staggering milestone”. The UN high commissioner for refugees, Filipp...

Number of new Covid cases in UK passes 100,000 for first time

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Daily cases of Covid-19 have passed 100,000 as the Omicron variant sweeps across the UK, according to government figures – the highest number recorded since the pandemic began. More than 106,122 new infections were r...

California passes US’s first state-backed guaranteed income plan

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California lawmakers have approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the US, which will see $35m used for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster ca...