US & World

Juan Guaidó: US backs opposition leader as Venezuela president

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Guaidó declared himself “acting president” on Wednesday US President Donald Trump has said he recognises Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president. The announcement came minutes after the 35-year-old declared himself acting leader in Caracas on Wednesday. A number of South American countries, including Brazil, Colombia and Peru, […]

Health

Antibiotic resistance plan to fight ‘urgent’ global threat

Image copyright Getty Images Antibiotic resistance is as big a threat as climate change, the health secretary will say as he unveils a new five-year plan to tackle the problem. Overuse of antibiotics is making infections harder to treat and leading to thousands of deaths a year through drug-resistant superbugs. The government is planning to […]

Iceland still selling own-brand palm oil products despite pledge

St George’s Hospital: 250 cardiac unit deaths to be reviewed

How diet is changing – the good and the bad

Technology

‘Tipping point’ risk for Arctic hotspot

Image copyright Getty Images A rapid climate shift under way in the Barents Sea could spread to other Arctic regions, scientists warn. The Barents Sea is said to be at a tipping point, changing from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate as the water gets warmer. A conference in Norway heard that the Kara […]

Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard rocket system flies for 10th time

Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking