Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea ‘hostility’

Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea ‘hostility’

Media captionTrump: “US military is ready if necessary” US President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the world had “lost a great opportunity for lasting peace”. He said his decision was because of “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent North Korean statement. The summit aimed to […]

Tax rises needed ‘to prevent NHS misery’

Tax rises needed ‘to prevent NHS misery’

Image copyright Getty Images Taxes are going to have to rise to pay for the NHS if the UK is to avoid “a decade of misery” in which the old, sick and vulnerable are let down, say experts. The Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health Foundation said the NHS would need an extra 4% a […]

Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

Image copyright Getty Images Water-resistant sunscreen products work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, a consumer group has warned ahead of the summer holiday season. Which? tested two products claiming to be water resistant and found the sun protection factor (SPF) dropped by up to 59% after 40 minutes in […]

Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents

Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents

Image copyright Getty Images With the bank holiday weekend coming, many of us may be planning to trim the lawn or do a bit of home improvement. But surgeons have urged us to take care, saying there can be a spike in accidents involving gardening and DIY equipment at this time of year. Severed fingers […]

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients ‘taken to church’

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients ‘taken to church’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ebola can cause fatal bleeding from internal organs Three Ebola patients left a treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo after their families demanded to take them to church, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Two of the patients later died, while the third returned to the centre […]

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease

Image copyright Getty Images Too much screen time has been linked to heart disease and cancer in a new study. Researchers at the University of Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,089 people spent looking at TV and computer screens during leisure time. They found that the association between a high level of screen time […]

Royal wedding 2018: Preacher on becoming ‘breakout star’

Bishop Curry speaks to the BBC’s Religion Editor, Martin Bashir, about his royal wedding sermon. The Most Reverend Curry of the US Episcopal Church quoted Martin Luther King during his 14-minute message and spoke about the power of love. Royal wedding 2018: Preacher on becoming ‘breakout star’

NBA star Sterling Brown stun-gunned in police video

Milwaukee police have released video of officers using a stun-gun on a basketball player over a parking violation. NBA player Sterling Brown was arrested and stunned in January after parking in a disabled space. Police chief Alfonso Morales apologised for his officers’ behaviour after an internal investigation. Police release NBA stun-gun arrest video NBA star […]

Yulia Skripal: ‘We are so lucky to survive’

The daughter of an ex-Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury has made her first video statement since the attack. Yulia Skripal and her father, Sergei, were exposed to nerve agent Novichok on 4 March. Read more: Yulia Skripal hopes to return to Russia Yulia Skripal: ‘We are so lucky to survive’

Boko Haram crisis: Amnesty accuses Nigeria troops of rape

Boko Haram crisis: Amnesty accuses Nigeria troops of rape

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Troops have been fighting the militants for almost a decade Nigerian soldiers have raped women and girls who fled the insurgency by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, Amnesty International has said. Troops separated women from their husbands and raped them, sometimes in exchange for food, in refugee camps, the rights […]