Gold heist spotlights illegal US-Canada gun trade

17 hours agoAbout sharing Canadian police said the heist is not just about gold, but “how gold turns into guns” By Nadine Yousif BBC News, Toronto The arrests that followed a “sensational” gold heist have shed light on the illegal gun trade between the US and Canada. Thousands of gold bars worth C$20m ($14.5m; £11.6m) […]

Taylor Swift broke Spotify record with new album

10 minutes agoAbout sharing By Noor Nanji Culture reporter Taylor Swift’s new album, The Tortured Poets Society, has broken the record for Spotify’s most-streamed in a single day, the platform said. The pop sensation also became the most-streamed artist in a single day. Her hotly anticipated album was released on Friday, sending Swifties around the […]

What do GPs think of Sunak’s sick note plans?

3 hours agoAbout sharing Dr Mohit Mandiratta said he supports other people taking on fit notes if they are trained By Andre Rhoden-Paul & Doug Faulkner BBC News Rishi Sunak has announced plans to trial stripping GPs of their power to sign people off work, as he attacked the UK’s “sick note culture” in a […]

No let-up for Gazans while world focused on Iran attacks

1 hour agoAbout sharing By Yolande Knell BBC News, Jerusalem While the media’s glare in the Middle East this past week was diverted to Iran’s dramatic missile and drone attack on Israel, there has been no let-up in fighting in Gaza. Dozens of Palestinians were killed daily – including many children, according to figures from […]

Thousands rally against Canary Islands mass tourism

19 minutes agoAbout sharing In Santa Cruz de Tenerife, protesters held placards that read “Tourist – respect my land!” and “Canaries have a limit” Tens of thousands of people in Spain’s Canary Islands have rallied against a model of mass tourism they say is overwhelming the Atlantic archipelago. The protesters want limits on tourist numbers […]

Sunak has set us back, says climate watchdog head

1 hour agoAbout sharing Chris Stark says said the PM has “clearly not” prioritised climate change as much as his predecessors By Laura Kuenssberg Presenter, Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg Rishi Sunak has “set us back” on climate change and left the UK at risk of falling behind other countries, the head of a government watchdog […]

US House approves crucial $61bn aid package for Ukraine war effort

4 hours agoAbout sharing Ukraine has grown increasingly impatient for more Western support By Anthony Zurcher BBC News, Washington After months of delay, the House of Representatives is due to vote on tens of billions of dollars in US military aid for Ukraine and Israel. Both measures have vocal opponents in Congress, and their hopes […]