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Israeli strikes target Houthi-held city in Yemen following drone attack in Tel Aviv. Vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden have also been attacked by the Houthis.
Strikes have targeted oil refineries in Houthi-held Hodeidah, resulting in fatalities. The attacks follow a drone strike near the US embassy in Tel Aviv and a series of strikes on Western shipping.
Labour's Emily Thornberry is running for chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee after being snubbed for a cabinet role. She reflects on her previous experience in opposition and highlights the attempted intimidation of women and ethnic minorities during the election campaign.
Sir Keir Starmer has met with European leaders to reset relations and work towards his domestic agenda. He has announced that his government will not withdraw from the European Convention of Human Rights and has pledged funding to tackle the migration crisis. However, the success of this fresh approach remains uncertain, and Sir Keir will need to deliver on his promises to prove himself.
A migrant dies and dozens are rescued after a boat deflates in the English Channel, prompting a rescue operation by the French coastguard and assistance from the UK's Border Force and RNLI.
The UK will provide £84m in funding for health and education projects in Africa and the Middle East to address the migration crisis and prevent illegal migration. The prime minister also pledges to combat people-smuggling gangs and increase cooperation with European partners.
David Lammy calls for a ceasefire in Gaza and hopes for a hostage deal during his first trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories as foreign secretary.
Dr Ruth Westheimer, famous sex therapist, has died at the age of 96. She found fame in the 1980s by openly discussing once-taboo bedroom topics and encouraged an open dialogue on previously closeted issues.
Access to Gaza for journalists has been restricted, leading to difficulties in obtaining information about the war. More than 60 news organisations have signed an open letter calling for independent access to Gaza and for Israel to uphold its commitments to press freedom.
Former Labour MP Jonathan Ashworth has called on new Leicester South MP Shockat Adam to explain his relationship with Majid Novsarka, a supporter now facing terrorism charges.
Dozens of people have been killed in an Israeli airstrike on a school-turned-shelter in southern Gaza.
Israel is preparing for a potential war with Hezbollah, with plans in place for a fortified hospital and an underground blood vault.
Sir Keir Starmer, the UK's new prime minister, is heading to Washington for a NATO summit to discuss issues such as the war in Ukraine and conflict in the Middle East. He hopes to make his mark on the world stage and demonstrate calm and leadership.
Scientists in China have discovered a 'super moss' that could help sustain life on Mars. The super resilient Syntrichia Caninervis moss was found in the desert in the western region of Xinjiang and could help sustain colonies on the red planet, according to scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Labour's last triumph over the Tories in 1997 was marked by optimism and cultural phenomena, but Keir Starmer faces different challenges in the current political climate.
Sir Keir Starmer will hold his first cabinet meeting as prime minister after appointing his top team and making eye-catching ministerial appointments.
Labour MP Jess Phillips reflects on the abuse she endured during the general election campaign, describing it as 'absolutely horrible'. She faced competition from a Workers Party candidate on a pro-Gaza ticket and was booed during her acceptance speech.
Labour's victory was expected, but there were several unexpected results in the UK election, including the loss of Liz Truss and Jonathan Ashworth, the narrow victory of Jess Phillips, and the reduced majority of Wes Streeting. George Galloway lost his seat in Rochdale, while the Liberal Democrats achieved their highest number of seats ever. Jeremy Hunt narrowly held on to his seat, and Jeremy Corbyn won as an independent candidate.
Sir Keir Starmer has become the UK's new prime minister after Rishi Sunak stepped down following the Conservatives' poor election result.
Lady Victoria Starmer, the wife of Sir Keir Starmer, will be moving into Downing Street as her husband becomes the next prime minister. She works in occupational health for the NHS and has a fiercely private family life. The couple has two children together and values spending time with their family.
Police in Ecuador have rescued 49 kidnapping victims from a crime gang in the south of the country.
Germany has summoned Turkey's ambassador as the row over a Turkish player's ultra-nationalist gesture at Euro 2024 grows.
Google's greenhouse gas emissions have surged 48% in five years, largely due to the computational power required by AI systems, according to the company's latest environmental report. Reducing emissions may be challenging as Google builds new infrastructure, but the company claims to be actively working on the issue.
A woman who fought for the release of her daughter from Hamas captivity has died from brain cancer weeks after her daughter was rescued.
Noa Argamani, a rescued Israeli hostage, urges for the release of remaining hostages and emphasizes the need for love over hate.
Glastonbury continues its tradition of mixing music with politics, with artists and attendees expressing their views on the Israel-Hamas war and the upcoming general election.
A crossbow attacker shot a police officer in the neck at the Israeli embassy in Serbia, resulting in the attacker's death. Several arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which is believed to be a terrorist attack.
Cineworld is considering a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) for its British operations, which could lead to site closures or rent cuts. The cinema chain has begun exploring a CVA after initial talks about a sale with prospective buyers. Cineworld operates over 100 sites in the UK and employs thousands of people.
The Trump-Biden debate on Afghanistan ignored the human rights situation and the fate of the Afghan people, focusing instead on American lives and prestige.
Iran's upcoming presidential election is tightly controlled and will have far-reaching consequences for the regime's future. The selected candidates are unlikely to bring about meaningful change, and the election is taking place amidst regional tensions and domestic unrest.
Sir Keir Starmer accuses Rishi Sunak of being 'bullied into action' over the gambling scandal during the final TV debate. The Metropolitan Police is investigating a small number of cases to assess potential misconduct in public office, while the Gambling Commission continues to probe alleged breaches of the Gambling Act.
Engage Digital Partners, a digital sports marketing group, is in talks about a potential sale after receiving interest from buyers. The company, which works with the International Cricket Council and other sports bodies, manages 500 million fans across its client base and is expected to be sold for up to £20m.
Attacks on Jews and Muslims in Germany have surged since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war, with antisemitic incidents rising by over 80% last year compared to 2022.
Gunmen opened fire on a synagogue and church in Russia's Dagestan region, killing at least nine people and injuring 25.
Gunmen opened fire at a synagogue and an Orthodox church in Russia's Dagestan region, killing six police officers and a priest.
Dalal, a four-year-old Syrian girl, has defied the odds and survived a horrific tent fire that left her with severe burns and no hands. Despite her physical disadvantages, Dalal is determined and independent, managing to write and draw with the stumps she has. However, she faces challenges in being accepted by society, with other children screaming in fear and schools refusing to admit her. Dalal's case highlights the need for continued medical treatment and support for children with complex injuries.
Militias using machetes and guns have killed 23 people in attacks on villages in eastern DRC, highlighting the ongoing violence and competition for resources in the region.
Yemen's Houthi fighters claim to have attacked two ships in the Red Sea, including the US aircraft carrier Eisenhower, but US officials have disputed the claim.
At least 42 people have been killed in Israeli attacks in Gaza, while an Israeli man was shot dead in the West Bank. The Israeli military confirmed the strikes in Gaza City and said it would release more details later. Hamas said the attacks targeted the civilian population and vowed retaliation. There have been flare-ups of violence in the West Bank since the Israel-Hamas war erupted last October.
Israeli tank shells hit a tent camp in Rafah, killing at least 25 Palestinians and injuring 50 more. The attack occurred just outside an Israeli-designated safe zone and flooded a nearby hospital with casualties.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) is facing multiple crises and its goal of independence is at serious risk, according to a YouGov poll. The party, which won 48 seats in the 2019 election, could end up with just 20 seats in the upcoming election.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the war cabinet amid the conflict in Gaza, as Israel and Hamas consider a ceasefire proposal.
Donald Trump is considering potential running mates for the 2024 election and is expected to reveal his choice at the Republican National Convention next month.
Palestinians gather at ruined mosque in Gaza for Eid al Adha prayers as Muslims celebrate worldwide amidst the Israel-Hamas war.
Chaka Khan calls for ceasefire in Gaza after controversy over past performance at fundraiser.
Pope Francis warns of the risk to human dignity posed by AI and calls for human control over AI decisions at the G7 summit. The summit also addresses issues such as the Ukraine-Russia conflict and climate change.
Evgeniia Kozlova, mother of a Russian-Israeli hostage, feared the worst for her son after eight months of silence. However, he was rescued by Israeli counterterrorism police along with three other hostages.
Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz resigns over lack of post-war Gaza plan, impacting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
Over 200 Palestinians killed during Israeli rescue mission in Gaza, according to Hamas
WWII veteran Harold Terens marries 96-year-old bride Jeanne Swerlin near Normandy's D-Day beaches as part of the 80th anniversary commemorations.
Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen suffered from whiplash after being assaulted in Copenhagen. A man has been arrested in connection with the attack.
Labour's election manifesto is expected to pledge recognition of a Palestinian state as part of a peace process, according to a draft seen by Sky News. The manifesto will also focus on economic stability and national security, with commitments to economic growth, recruiting more teachers, and tackling NHS waiting lists.
Sky News analysis reveals American-made bomb used in Gaza school strike, false claims of Indian origin debunked.
Israel claims its jets hit a school in Gaza while targeting a 'Hamas compound', resulting in conflicting reports and casualties.
Two British charities are urging the UK government to admit 11 Gaza children for urgent treatment in the UK. The children are suffering from severe injuries and trauma as a result of the war, and the charities have already raised money for their travel and medical costs.
As Europe commemorates D-Day, concerns arise about the rise of extremism, populism, and the fading memory of sacrifices made by Allied troops. Social media amplifies conspiracy theories, and young people are more open to authoritarian governments. However, Europe has institutions that provide stability and maintain peace among member states.
Labour confirms Diane Abbott as candidate in Hackney North and Stoke Newington after suspension controversy.
A police officer has died after being stabbed during a far-right rally in Germany. The motive for the attack is still unknown.
The upcoming UK general election will bring many new faces to Parliament, as a significant number of MPs from the previous parliament have announced they will not be running again.
Over 2,000 police officers monitored the Champions League final and protests in London. Far-right activist Tommy Robinson led a demonstration, while Stand Up To Racism held a counter-protest. Scotland Yard identified individuals with a history of violence at the protest. Two arrests were made, one for drunk and disorderly behavior and assaulting an emergency worker, and the other for racial abuse.
The ANC, once led by Nelson Mandela, has suffered a significant defeat in the South African election, struggling to garner even 40% of the vote. The party, which won with 62% of the vote in 1994, has been plagued by corruption scandals and has failed to transform the lives of the black majority.
Israel has offered Hamas a ceasefire deal to end the war in Gaza, Joe Biden has announced. Mr Biden outlined the proposal's three phases during a surprise address at the White House on Friday.
President Joe Biden has proposed a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, catching many by surprise. It is a gamble, but seen as the best chance yet to end the bloodshed in Gaza.
The start of Scotland's Euro 2025 qualifier against Israel was delayed as a protester chained himself to a goalpost at Hampden Park.
Israel has proposed a ceasefire and hostage proposal to Hamas, aiming to end the war and work towards peace. The deal includes a six-week ceasefire, release of hostages, withdrawal of Israeli forces, and a major reconstruction plan. President Biden believes Hamas is no longer capable of attacking Israelis.
Conservative parliamentary candidate Katherine Fletcher reports 'excrement' being put through her constituency office letterbox in an attempt to intimidate her during the election. Police are investigating the incident. Concerns over the safety of MPs have been growing.
The row over Diane Abbott's candidacy has become a distraction for the Labour Party during their election campaign.
Israeli airstrike in Rafah used US-supplied bomb, killing civilians and destroying buildings near a UN compound and a camp for displaced Palestinians.
The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has described the southern Gazan city of Rafah as 'hell on Earth' following an Israeli airstrike that killed at least 45 people.
Rishi Sunak faces calls for the UK to recognise Palestine following Ireland, Spain, and Norway.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called an airstrike on the southern Gazan city of Rafah a 'tragic mistake' after it reportedly killed 45 people.
King Charles has received the first seedling from the felled Sycamore Gap tree, which will be planted in Windsor Great Park as a symbol of hope and beauty.
An airstrike in Rafah, Gaza reportedly kills 35 people, with the Israeli military claiming it targeted a Hamas compound with precise ammunition and intelligence.
Nigel Farage has been called out for making a 'blanket accusation' about young Muslims in the UK not subscribing to British values. He cited a poll that found 46% of British Muslims support Hamas, a terrorist organization. Farage also faced criticism for his comments about the Windrush generation and British Muslims' ability to speak English. He denied responsibility for immigration increases following Brexit and accused Boris Johnson of setting low bars for immigration levels.
The upcoming UK general election will test the importance of defence as an issue for voters. While the Conservative Party is using national security as a main attack line against Labour, both parties have similar plans on defence. However, Labour's strong stance on defence, particularly in relation to the recent conflict in Gaza, could cost them votes in areas with a significant Muslim population or among 'urban progressives'. Ultimately, national security and foreign policy are unlikely to be top-tier issues for voters, with domestic concerns such as the NHS, the economy, and law and order taking precedence.
Highway thieves in Mexico have stolen 40 tonnes of avocados in two separate robberies, causing concern for avocado farmers in the country's main producer region of Michoacan.
The Hay Festival has dropped its sponsorship with Baillie Gifford after pressure from artists and activists over the firm's alleged links to fossil fuels and the Israeli defence industry.
Labour leader Keir Starmer is targeting the SNP in Scotland to win back voters and kick the Tories out of power, but there are fault lines emerging among his base.
The bodies of three Israeli hostages killed in Gaza have been found, bringing closure to their families. Four other bodies were discovered last week.
South Africa's upcoming general election is expected to be closely contested, with the ANC facing the possibility of losing its majority for the first time in 30 years. The main opposition parties, the DA and EFF, are positioning themselves as alternatives to the current government and have different policy priorities.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a general election on 4 July, highlighting his record and the need for bold action in uncertain times.
An independent government adviser has called for increased attention to be paid to far-left extremists and the introduction of new laws to limit the right to protest.
ICC Chief Prosecutor seeks arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran, is a controversial figure who faces sanctions for his involvement in the mass execution of prisoners in 1988. He is seen as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Slovakia's prime minister Robert Fico is no longer in a life-threatening condition after an assassination attempt, but his condition remains serious. Deputy prime minister Robert Kalinak stated that the worst had passed, but Mr. Fico still needs time to rest and recover. The suspect, identified as Juraj C, has been charged with attempted murder and will remain in custody until the trial.
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