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PM says ‘day of shame’ as he apologises to blood scandal victims (8 hours old)

PM truly sorry as inquiry finds authorities covered up scandal and exposed victims to unacceptable risks.

Chris Mason: Another state failure – will things ever change? (4 hours old)

The report author, Sir Brian Langstaff, thinks a cultural change within government is possible.

Netanyahu denounces bid to arrest him over Gaza war (5 hours old)

Israel's prime minister lambasts the ICC, saying it has compared Israel to "mass murderers".

Teen murderer who bought 79 blades online named (1 hour 43 minutes old)

The BBC is given legal permission to name Rayis Nibeel as the teenager who murdered Omar Khan.

Kate not back yet as early years report published (3 hours old)

A return to work is ruled out for the Princess of Wales, as her early years foundation issues a report.

Top scientists urge action against faeces in rivers (3 hours old)

A team of Royal Academy of Engineering scientists say the risk from human faeces is increasing.

Woman dies in XL bully attack at home (5 hours old)

The woman was found dead at her home in Hornchurch in east London on Monday afternoon, police say.

Children top up pocket money with extra work (1 hour 46 minutes old)

Doing housework and developing side hustles is helping kids top up pocket money, a report claims.

Trump trial: Judge warns witness over 'side eye' (2 hours old)

The prosecution rested its case on Monday and the defence called two witnesses - then Judge Merchan cleared the room.

Concerns over trial of Greek shipwreck accused (3 hours old)

More than 600 people died in the worst migrant shipwreck in a decade

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The Guardian

UK infected blood scandal made worse by ‘chilling’ cover-up, inquiry finds (8 hours old)

Thousands of deaths could have been avoided, final report on infection of thousands with HIV or hepatitis C concludesThe scandal that claimed the lives of 3,000 people treated with contaminated blood was inflamed by a “chilling” NHS and government cover-up, a scathing report has found on what Rishi Sunak has declared a “day of shame”.In the long-awaited conclusion to a five-year public inquiry, Brian Langstaff, who chaired the investigation, said on Monday the calamity could “largely, though not entirely, have been avoided” – but successive governments and others in authority “did not put pati[...]

‘Bloody cover up’: what the papers say as Sunak apologises for infected blood scandal (1 hour 45 minutes old)

The UK newspaper front pages all cover the conclusion to an inquiry which found the deaths of 3,000 people were made worse by cover-upsRishi Sunak offers unequivocal apologyAnalysis: report confirms this tragedy was preventable Rishi Sunak’s words were echoed across almost all the major newspaper front pages on Tuesday, as the prime minister apologised for the failures of successive governments over the infected blood scandal, declaring it a “day of shame for the British state”.A report released at the end of a five-year public inquiry found that the scandal that claimed the lives of 3,000 peo[...]

‘Best day ever. I just wish I were younger’: the voices of infected blood victims (8 hours old)

For most it has come as a relief and a vindication of their suffering over decades. But anger and doubts remainWhat is the infected blood scandal?The final report on the infected blood scandal details the litany of government and healthcare failures which led to thousands of people being infected with HIV and Hepatitis C. It contains harsh words for doctors, ministers and civil servants, but it also aims to shine a light on the heartbreaking stories of pain and loss from victims and their families. Here are some of their reactions to the report in Westminster on Monday. Continue reading...

Infected blood scandal: who failed the victims, and who fought for them (9 hours old)

Key people and groups involved in perpetuating and covering up the public health disaster, and those who brought it to lightThe infected blood scandal could largely have been avoided and there was a cover-up to hide the truth, an inquiry has concluded.Patients were knowingly exposed to unacceptable risks of infection, the inquiry found, and deliberate attempts were made to conceal the disaster, including by Whitehall officials destroying documents. Continue reading...

Biden attacks request by ICC prosecutor for Netanyahu arrest warrant (3 hours old)

US president sides with Israeli PM as he calls Karim Khan’s pursuit of warrants for Netanyahu along with Hamas leaders ‘outrageous’Joe Biden has attacked as “outrageous” an application by the international criminal court for warrants seeking the arrest of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, along with senior members of Hamas, for actions carried out in Gaza.The US president sided unambiguously with Israel after the ICC’s prosecutor, Karim Khan, announced he was pursuing arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Yoav Gallant, the Israeli defence minister. Khan is also pursuing the arrests o[...]

UK risks ‘descending into darkness’ of antisemitism, Michael Gove to say (3 hours old)

Safety of Jewish community ‘canary in mine’ for British political system, communities secretary will warn in speechMichael Gove is to warn that Britain risks “descending into the darkness” if it fails to tackle growing antisemitism in the wake of the 7 October attacks.In a major speech, the communities secretary will say the safety of the Jewish community in the UK is the “canary in the mine” for the health of the whole political system. Continue reading...

More than third of Amazon rainforest struggling to recover from drought, study finds (7 hours old)

‘Critical slowing down’ of recovery raises concern over forest’s resilience to ecosystem collapseMore than a third of the Amazon rainforest is struggling to recover from drought, according to a new study that warns of a “critical slowing down” of this globally important ecosystem.The signs of weakening resilience raise concerns that the world’s greatest tropical forest – and biggest terrestrial carbon sink – is degrading towards a point of no return. Continue reading...

‘Dunkirk spirit’: convoy of Ulez scrappage scheme vehicles arrives in Ukraine from London (1 hour 48 minutes old)

Some vehicles that do not meet standards in ultra-low emission zone are being donated to help relief effortsA convoy of 20 vehicles donated to Ukraine through London’s ultra-low emission zone (Ulez) scrappage scheme arrived over the weekend, a charity has said.More than 100 vehicles have been donated to Ukraine through the Ulez programme since it was permitted from 15 March, with around half delivered so far. Continue reading...

Productivity soars in sectors of global economy most exposed to AI, says report (3 hours old)

Employers in UK, one of 15 countries studied, willing to pay 14% wage premium for jobs requiring AI skillsThe sectors of the global economy most heavily exposed to artificial intelligence (AI) are witnessing a marked productivity increase and command a significant wage premium, according to a report.Boosting hopes that AI might help lift the global economy out of a 15-year, low-growth trough, a PwC study found productivity growth was almost five times as rapid in parts of the economy where AI penetration was highest than in less exposed sectors. Continue reading...

No signal from helicopter that crashed killing Iran’s president, Turkish minister says (7 hours old)

Initial investigation by rescue group finds ageing aircraft either did not have transponder fitted or had it turned offThe helicopter that crashed killing the Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, and the foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, either did not have a transponder fitted or had it turned off, according to an initial investigation by the Turkish rescue group that found the wreckage.The Turkish transport minister, Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, told reporters that on hearing news of the crash, Turkish authorities had checked for a signal from the helicopter’s transponder that broadcasts heig[...]

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Dame Judi Dench's tears as she receives Sycamore Gap tree seedling at Chelsea Flower Show - with actress giving it a very fitting name (1 hour 7 minutes old)

At the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday, the veteran actress wiped her eye as she received the seedling from seven-year-old Charlotte Crowe of Henshaw CE Primary School in Northumberland.

Revealed: How Kate has been 'driving force' behind new early years project as she continues cancer treatment: Kensington Palace shares update on 'excited' Princess's work as she remains out of the public eye until she has 'green light from doctors' (1 hour 12 minutes old)

The Princess of Wales is 'always on' but Kensington Palace sources said this should not be seen as a return to work following her treatment for cancer.

'This is a day of shame': Rishi Sunak gives 'whole-hearted and unequivocal' apology to victims of infected blood scandal, saying more than 30,000 people were 'failed in the most harrowing way' - amid fears there could be thousands more victims (1 hour 15 minutes old)

The Prime Minister said it was a 'day of shame to the British state' and promised to pay compensation to the victims after the publication of the findings of the Infected Blood Inquiry today.

Woman is mauled to death in her home by her two XL Bully dogs in latest horror attack by the banned breed - with armed police scrambled (1 hour 26 minutes old)

Armed officers from the Metropolitan Police were scrambled to a house in Havering on Monday afternoon after reports that a woman had been attacked by dogs.

Donald Trump trial updates: Trump's defense team draws gasps as they call shock new witness - seconds before judge erupts at 'stare down' and clears the court (2 hours old)

The prosecution rested its case after 'star witness' Michael Cohen took the stand for a third day, as the court waits with bated breath to find out whether Trump could testify himself.

TV sports presenter arrested on suspicion of raping a child 'has computer and documents seized' during 4am raid on his home (2 hours old)

According to The Sun , officers 'raided' the married presenter's home at 4am earlier this week. The outlet claims the police force conducting the investigation seized computer devices.

'The NHS seriously let her down': Olympic legend Sharron Davies is brought to tears as she remembers her mother battling broken bones in her gruelling final days after being infected with contaminated blood (2 hours old)

Ms Davies, who competed in swimming events at three consecutive Olympic Games, lost her mother Sheila after she developed liver cancer in her forties having been given the blood during an operation.

The best UK cities and towns for a 2024 staycation are named by Which? - Liverpool, Bath and Wells get top ratings, while Derby, Bournemouth and Torquay are ranked bottom (3 hours old)

The results come from a survey of almost 4,000 Which? members, who were asked about their experiences visiting UK cities and towns in the past two years.

Giovanni Pernice accused of 'doing horrible things' to professional dancer as she issues damning statement amid BBC probe into beleaguered former Strictly star's workplace conduct (3 hours old)

The former Strictly Come Dancing star has come under fire for his 'militant' training style, with the BBC forced to investigate 'serious workplace misconduct claims.'

Now for the clean-up: Historic market village is strewn with piles of rubbish and horse manure after hundreds descended for annual fair that forced pubs and shops to shut (3 hours old)

The picture postcard community of Wickham, in Hampshire, has been left picking up the pieces after members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities gathered for their annual horse fair.

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BBC News

Infected blood was decades-long moral failure - PM (8 hours old)

PM truly sorry as inquiry finds authorities covered up scandal and exposed victims to unacceptable risks.

Teen murderer who bought 79 blades online named (1 hour 43 minutes old)

The BBC is given legal permission to name Rayis Nibeel as the teenager who murdered Omar Khan.

Kate not back yet as early years report published (3 hours old)

A return to work is ruled out for the Princess of Wales, as her early years foundation issues a report.

Top scientists urge action against faeces in rivers (3 hours old)

A team of Royal Academy of Engineering scientists say the risk from human faeces is increasing.

Woman dies in XL bully attack at home (5 hours old)

The woman was found dead at her home in Hornchurch in east London on Monday afternoon, police say.

Five questions for ex-Post Office boss Paula Vennells (3 hours old)

The former Post Office boss is due to give evidence to the public inquiry into the Horizon IT scandal.

Children top up pocket money with extra work (1 hour 46 minutes old)

Doing housework and developing side hustles is helping kids top up pocket money, a report claims.

Assange wins right to challenge US extradition (11 hours old)

It means Mr Assange can remain in the UK for now and challenge US assurances over his prospective trial.

Nursery worker guilty of baby's manslaughter (10 hours old)

Kate Roughley strapped nine-month-old baby Genevieve Meehan to a beanbag and left her for 90 minutes.

King and Queen visit Chelsea Flower Show (6 hours old)

The King visits the Chelsea Flower Show days after he is named the Royal Horticultural Society's patron.

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World news | The Guardian

Jacob Zuma not eligible to run for South African parliament, court rules (15 hours old)

Ex-president’s jail sentence precludes him from standing for new MK party in decision that could affect general election resultsSouth Africa’s highest court has ruled that former president Jacob Zuma cannot run for parliament in national elections on 29 May, the latest twist in the most competitive polls since the country’s first post-apartheid vote 30 years ago.The constitutional court found that Zuma was ineligible to stand for election due to a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court in 2021, after he failed to appear before a corruption inquiry. Continue reading...

DRC army says it stopped attempted coup involving three US citizens (1 day old)

Coup leader killed and 50 people, including Americans, arrested after men reportedly attacked presidency in capital KinshasaThe leader of an attempted coup on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been killed and about 50 people including three American citizens arrested, a spokesperson for the central African country’s army told Reuters.Gunfire rang out around 4am in the capital Kinshasa, a Reuters reporter said. Armed men attacked the presidency in the city centre, according to spokesperson Sylvain Ekenge. Continue reading...

Rwanda denies entry to senior human rights researcher (1 day old)

Human Rights Watch says Clementine De Montjoye’s case raises fresh questions about UK’s asylum seeker schemeThe Rwandan government has barred a senior human rights researcher from entering the country, prompting accusations that officials are seeking to dodge independent scrutiny just weeks before the UK government is due to send asylum seekers there for the first time.Rwandan immigration authorities denied entry to Clementine de Montjoye, a senior researcher in Human Rights Watch’s Africa division, when she arrived at Kigali International Airport on 13 May. Continue reading...

Home Office in threat to deport disabled man to Nigeria after 38 years in UK (1 day old)

Anthony Olubunmi George, 61, has been refused leave to remain despite living most of his adult life in BritainA disabled man who has lived in the UK for 38 years has been threatened with removal from the UK by the Home Office.Anthony Olubunmi George, 61, came to the UK at the age of 24 in 1986 from Nigeria. He has not left the UK since and has no criminal convictions. In 2019, he had two strokes, which left him with problems with speech and mobility. Continue reading...

Binance executive denied bail in Nigeria over money laundering charges (3 days old [17/05/24])

Tigran Gambaryan faces allegations of ‘serious criminality’ on behalf of world’s largest cryptocurrency exchangeA Nigerian court has ruled that Tigran Gambaryan, the Binance executive detained on charges of tax evasion and money laundering, can face trial on behalf of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange.In a judgment in Abuja on Friday – Gambaryan’s 40th birthday – the presiding judge, Emeka Nwite, denied the American national bail, saying he was likely to abscond. Continue reading...

‘Bullet wounds are common’: crime rife in DRC’s rebel-besieged city of Goma (3 days old [17/05/24])

Robberies, shootings, extortion and rapes have surged since the Rwandan-backed M23 militia cut off the eastern Congolese capitalIn broad daylight on 16 April, three armed and uniformed men held up a city centre mobile phone shop.Threatening staff, they helped themselves to about £700 worth of goods, before making off on a motorbike, disappearing into the busy streets of Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Continue reading...

More than third of Amazon rainforest struggling to recover from drought, study finds (7 hours old)

‘Critical slowing down’ of recovery raises concern over forest’s resilience to ecosystem collapseMore than a third of the Amazon rainforest is struggling to recover from drought, according to a new study that warns of a “critical slowing down” of this globally important ecosystem.The signs of weakening resilience raise concerns that the world’s greatest tropical forest – and biggest terrestrial carbon sink – is degrading towards a point of no return. Continue reading...

Diplomatic row deepens after Javier Milei calls wife of Spanish PM ‘corrupt’ (10 hours old)

Spain recalls its Buenos Aires ambassador and demands apology from Argentina’s populist presidentThe Spanish government has recalled its ambassador from Buenos Aires and repeated its calls for Argentina’s populist president, Javier Milei, to apologise after he reopened a festering diplomatic row by suggesting that the wife of Spain’s prime minister was “corrupt”.Milei, a self-described “anarcho-capitalist” and sworn enemy of socialism, infuriated Spain’s centre-left government when he used a speech at a summit of international far-right leaders in Madrid on Sunday to revive allegations that Pe[...]

Weather tracker: Tornado and hail risk as US storm season ramps up again (17 hours old)

Low pressure also expected to raise temperatures in eastern Canada and north-east US, while temperatures plummet in westAfter a lull in recent weeks, storm season in the US has begun to ramp up again, with 100mph winds and tennis ball-sized hail hitting Kansas on Sunday. It has been a busy season so far in terms of severe storms, with late spring into early summer typically bringing the greatest risk for tornadoes across the plains and midwest. An area of low pressure moving in across the central US, combined with rich moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico, will probably continue the t[...]

‘One hell of a storm is coming’: Canadian graphic novel about Indigenous identity sparks outrage (1 day old)

Book prompts conflict over claims of Métis identity in eastern Canada where group doesn’t have a homeland or deep historic tiesA graphic novel investigating Indigenous identity in Canada has prompted outrage from Métis groups, who say the book undermines their history and represents an attack on their sovereignty.The work is the result of a third-year history seminar at Dalhousie University, where students collaborated on a book examining thorny questions over ancestry and identity. Continue reading...

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