US & World

Netanyahu drops bid for immunity in corruption cases

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Benjamin Netanyahu is in the US for the unveiling of Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has withdrawn his request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on corruption charges. In November, Mr Netanyahu was indicted by the attorney general on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of […]

Health

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to slash border travel as virus spreads

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam wore a face mask to speak to the media Hong Kong has announced plans to slash cross-border travel between the city and mainland China as the new coronavirus continues to spread. More than 100 people have now died in China, with confirmed infections surging to more […]

Concerns over new ‘menopause delay’ procedure

IBS trial to test amitriptyline as potential common treatment

Woman died after being told smear test was ‘normal’

Technology

Sainsbury’s pledges £1bn to cut emissions to zero by 2040

Image copyright Getty Images Sainsbury’s has promised to reduce its net carbon emissions to zero over the next 20 years. The supermarket chain, which is the second largest in the UK, has said it will spend £1bn to reach the target. It pledged to reduce emissions from areas like refrigeration and transport. Critics said the […]

Antarctica melting: Journey to the ‘doomsday glacier’

Are your houseplants bad for the environment?

Climate change: UK has ‘one shot’ at success at Glasgow COP26