Violence against women and girls (VAWG) related crime rose by almost 40% between 2018 and 2023, to “staggering” levels amounting to a “national emergency”, according to a leading female police chief. More than a million crimes against women or girls were recorded by police between 2022 and 2023, but a report commissioned by the National
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The director of the Secret Service says the assassination attempt on Donald Trump was the “most significant operational failure” in decades. Ms Cheatle told the House of Representatives Oversight and Accountability Committee she took “full responsibility for any security lapse”. The shooting at an outdoor campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, wounded Trump’s right ear, killed
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Israel’s military has confirmed the deaths of two men who were taken as hostages by Hamas on 7 October. “Today, the IDF informed the families of the two hostages Alex Dancyg and Yagev Buchshtab that they are no longer alive,” the Israeli Defence Forces said in a statement on X. “Alex and Yagev were brutally
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There is a “considerable backlog” in GP practices following the global IT outage and lots of work has been “shifted into the coming week”, a senior doctor has warned. “Normal service cannot be resumed immediately,” said Dr David Wrigley, deputy chair of the BMA’s GPs committee for England. He described the outage as an “unprecedented
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China and the Philippines have reached a deal they hope will end confrontations over a disputed territory in the South China Sea. The Philippines occupies the Second Thomas Shoal, which is also claimed by Beijing. The years-long territorial stand-off has flared repeatedly since last year – with increasingly hostile confrontations sparking fears of a larger
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