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Right to abortion overturned by US Supreme Court after nearly 50 years

The US Supreme Court has voted to overturn the constitutional right to choose abortion which has existed for almost 50 years, paving the way for half the country to severely restrict or completely ban the practice.

'It just stuns me': Biden leads reaction to abortion ruling as predecessor Trump hails decision

President Joe Biden has warned "the health and life of women" in the US "are now at risk", as he condemned the Supreme Court's "extreme" and "dangerous" decision to overturn the right to an abortion.

PM warns public of 'tough times' ahead as he shrugs off plot to replace him after by-election defeats

Boris Johnson says he expects people will "beat me up" after two by-election defeats - but insisted he was not worried about Conservative MPs plotting to replace him while he is abroad.

'A dark day for women in America': Billie Eilish blasts abortion ruling as she becomes Glastonbury Festival's youngest headline act 

Billie Eilish has become Glastonbury Festival's youngest ever headline act, with the Los Angeles-born star performing on the Pyramid Stage on Friday night.

Eighteen migrants die in 'stampede' during attempt to cross into Spanish enclave

Eighteen migrants have died in a "stampede" of people trying to cross into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla, Moroccan authorities have said.

Farmer on trial for wife's murder claimed serial killer Fred West was behind her death

A "gentleman farmer" accused of murdering his wife and dumping her body in a septic tank 40 years ago claimed serial killer Fred West was "responsible" for her death, a court heard.

'How can you lose a body?' Family reveal trauma of bringing Vietnam crash victim back to UK

A family who have been fighting more than a month to bring a man's body home after he died in Vietnam said he was repeatedly "lost" on route and arrived back in the UK in a deteriorated condition.

Essex boy, cancer survivor, and now Wimbledon wildcard at 26 - meet Ryan Peniston

A few weeks ago no one outside British tennis circles knew who Ryan Peniston was.

Protests sweep across nation as supreme court overturns Roe v Wade – follow live

Outrage pours over into streets as abortion rights are stripped awayDecision split on political lines, with six conservatives in favorFull story: US supreme court overturns Roe v WadeThe court just overturned Roe v Wade – what happens next?Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailFormer president…

US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe v Wade

Biden calls ruling in pivotal case Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ‘a tragic error’The supreme court has ruled there is no constitutional right to abortion in the United States, upending the landmark Roe v Wade case from nearly 50 years ago in a rare reversal of long-settled law that…

‘Back to the Middle Ages’: Glastonbury stars rail against Roe v Wade decision

Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers and Idles are among the artists at the festival who have commented on the controversial supreme court decisionBillie Eilish led a chorus of condemnation from artists at Glastonbury festival after the US supreme court overturned a constitutional right to abortion in the states.The 20-year-old singer was…

‘Abortion returns to the states’: US attorneys general react to Roe v Wade ruling

Those in more progressive states assured people that abortion is still legal while Republicans framed it as a celebratory occasionThe US supreme court has ruled that the constitution does not protect the right to an abortion, opening the door for states to ban or severely restrict abortion access. In several…

‘The country would be better off’: senior Tories urge Boris Johnson to quit

Ex-leader Michael Howard among Conservatives to call for resignation after byelection catastrophesConservative grandees are urging Boris Johnson to quit after a historic double byelection defeat, as rebellious MPs began plotting new ways to oust him.The former Conservative leader Michael Howard was among those who demanded the prime minister stand down…

Brazilian police investigate potential ordered killing of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

Atalaia do Norte chief says ‘very important testimony’ heard after starting new line of inquiryPolice investigating the murders of journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira said they have opened a new line of inquiry examining whether the deaths were the result of an ordered killing.The pair went missing…

Russia ‘turning wave of food crises into tsunami’ by blocking grain exports

Germany’s foreign minister says preventing movement of 25m tonnes of supply is ‘using hunger as a weapon of war’Russia has transformed an existing life-threatening wave of food crises into a tsunami by blocking the export of 25m tonnes of grain from Ukraine’s ports, the Germany’s foreign minister has said.Speaking at…

‘One of the true broadcasting greats’: BBC’s Harry Gration dies aged 71

Gration was the presenter of BBC Look North from 1982 to 2020.Former BBC regional news presenter Harry Gration has died at the age of 71.The broadcaster became a Yorkshire institution after fronting the BBC’s Look North programme between 1982 and 2020 in a career spanning more than 40 years. Continue…

Centurion Bairstow insists ‘this is the way I’ve always been capable of playing’

Batter ends unbeaten on 130 to lead England’s fightback‘I’ve gone back to young Jonny where I’m seeing the ball’Two weeks after the astonishing innings of 136 that swung the Trent Bridge Test in England’s favour, Jonny Bairstow produced another from the same thrilling mould, heaving the hosts from the brink…

Beth Mead strikes twice as impressive England see off Netherlands

England 5-1 NetherlandsBronze, Mead, Hemp (2) and Toone reply to Martens’ openerSarina Wiegman played down England’s Euros credentials after a blistering 5-1 dismantling of the holders, the Netherlands, in their penultimate pre-tournament friendly. “I think there are many favourites for this tournament, and we are one of them,” she said…

Simona Halep: ‘I told my family I was done with tennis – but I still love it’

The former world No 1 is returning to Wimbledon for the first time since her 2019 triumph and is ready to compete at the top againIn a sport filled with so much uncertainty, where anyone can beat anyone else on any given day, for so long Simona Halep was one…

Marcus Smith looks to Farrell’s ‘edge’ for partnership against Australia

Marcus Smith has said he and Farrell ‘complement each other’ while he has also been taking advice from Quade CooperIf England are to return from Australia victorious this summer then it is almost an understatement to say the fledgling partnership between Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell needs to develop into…

Manchester City close to signing Kalvin Phillips from Leeds for £42m

Verbal agreement reached for transfer of England midfielderCity reach agreement with Arsenal for £45m sale of Gabriel JesusManchester City are close to signing Kalvin Phillips having reached a verbal agreement with Leeds that would see the Premier League champions spend £42m plus add-ons for the midfielder.City having been tracking Phillips…

Frankie Dettori and John Gosden partnership is split by ‘sabbatical’

‘I do not intend to appoint a stable jockey at Clarehaven’Italian veteran had mixed Royal Ascot on Gosden horsesJohn Gosden and Frankie Dettori, who have enjoyed a highly successful partnership on the Flat since the spring of 2015, announced on Friday night they have agreed to “take a sabbatical” by…

Zharnel Hughes forgives CJ Ujah for failed test that cost Olympics medal

Team won 4x100m silver in Tokyo before failed testsDina Asher-Smith through to 100m semis in ManchesterZharnel Hughes says he has forgiven CJ Ujah for failing a drugs test that cost Team GB an Olympic 4x100m silver medal, because “sometimes these things happen”.Hughes is looking for redemption himself this year after…

LIV Golf rebels face threat of more sanctions after Scottish Open ban

DP World Tour players fined £100,000 for breaking rulesPlayers took part in Saudi-backed tour without releasesLIV Golf rebels have been warned further sanctions are likely if they continue to play in the Saudi-backed breakaway series after the DP World Tour players involved who “wilfully broke rules” were fined £100,000 and…

A riverside walk to a great pub: the John O’Gaunt Inn, Hampshire

The limpid waters of the River Test link a stroll over chalk hills to a pub serving fine rustic roastsRivers are marked in blue on maps, but close up, they often disappoint, their water an opaque mud-brown. But chalk streams look like rivers in a child’s picture book, sparkling and…

10 of Europe’s best destinations for LGBTQ+ travellers this Pride season

From Madrid to Mykonos our writer picks the most queer-friendly holiday spots in EuropeIt’s 2003 and my boyfriend and I are hovering nervously at a hotel reception in Woodbridge, Suffolk. We can sense the frosty contempt of the fiftysomething male at the desk when we ask for a double, not…

Grounded! What to do in an airport if your flight is delayed by one, three, six or 12 hours

Travel chaos is leaving many passengers stuck in departures for what seems like for ever. But apart from endlessly climbing the walls what can you do to keep yourself occupied and your kids from climbing the walls?This was supposed to be a glorious summer. With Covid largely diminished, it was…

Disabled passengers bearing brunt of travel disruption, say charities

Campaigners say disabled people seen as an afterthought amid flight cancellations and longstanding rail problems‘It’s not the waiting, it’s the indignity’: disabled passengers tell of air travel tormentDisabled people are experiencing stress and degradation because of “truly appalling” service failures caused by the ongoing travel disruption, charities have said.Airline cancellations…

‘Everyone is happy’: readers’ favourite beaches in Spain

From tiny coves to breezy surfing meccas, our tipsters tell us about their best Spanish coast discoveriesNot well known among British visitors, the 7km of Isla Canela beach’s golden sands on the western tip of the Costa de la Luz are an indulgent joy. This is where the Spanish go…

I took the train to Düsseldorf – here’s my guide to the city

Next stop in our series marking the Interrail pass’s 50th birthday is a city in the heartland of industrial Germany, home to avant-garde art, electronic music and high fashionDüsseldorf’s residents call their home “the 10-minute city”, because it rarely takes longer than that to get wherever you want to go.…

Wild swimming with a backpack? Welcome to cross country swimming

With the help of some innovative kit, these adventurers can easily negotiate both land and waterwaysThe public footpath lay barely 20 metres from where I stood, promising a stroll along the river, passing fields and through woodland, well away from any road. Yet there was something in my way blocking…

Let’s go wild: 10 nature-based festivals in the UK

From a rewilding gathering in Devon to eagle conservation in Scotland, these events celebrate a greener way of lifeTaking place in Bristol and Bath from today until 18 June, the Festival of Nature – run by the Natural History Consortium – offers a programme of 95 in-person and digital events…

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Sony Launches New PS Store Credit Vouchers for PS Plus

Denominations for revamped tiers.Earlier in the month, it was reported that Sony was discontinuing its traditional digital PS Plus vouchers. These allowed you to purchase one month, three month, or 12 month memberships from third-party retailers, which you could then redeem on your account in order to extend your subscription.…

Hands On: Destruction AllStars' Improvements Tease PS5's Live Service Future

Glimpses of a new era.We’ll let you in on a secret: we had a wager running at Push Square Towers regarding when Sony would pull the plug on Destruction AllStars. This may prove difficult reading for the team at Lucid Games, so it’s important to stress that our internal book…

PSA: PS Plus Extra, Premium Games Removed from the Service Aren't Yours to Keep

Once they're gone, they're gone.We recently reported on a couple of games featured in PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium that will be leaving the service fairly soon. This caused a little confusion, as many believed that the huge libraries of games in the new tiers would be accessible…

Overwatch 2 Will Completely Replace the Original Upon Launch on PS5, PS4

No going back.Precisely what Overwatch 2 is has been a question on the lips of fans since its announcement. It's billed as a sequel, but the way Blizzard has spoken about it in the past made it sound more like a glorified game update. Now we know the hero shooter…

Sony Studios Collectively Speak Out in Support of Reproductive Freedom

After landmark case is overturned.Earlier today, the US Supreme Court overturned a landmark 50-year-old ruling that legalised abortion as a constitutional right nationwide. This was expected following an unprecedented leak earlier in the year, and it’s now anticipated that over half of US states will introduce restrictions or bans on…

Mini Review: Astro Aqua Kitty (PS5) - Retro Style Shooter Leaves Us Feline Good

Kitty kitty bang bang.Can deep water exploration as a cat possibly be more furr-tastic and wacky? Tikipod wants you to know that it can with its sequel to Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX, Astro Aqua Kitty.Recently enhanced to take advantage of the PS5, Astro Aqua Kitty improves and expands…

Poll: Which PS Plus Tier Are You Subscribed To?

Essential, Extra, or Premium?Now that the new PS Plus tiers are available worldwide (they finally launched in Europe, Australia, and a few other regions earlier in the week), we simply have to ask: which tier are you subscribed to?PS Plus Essential is the new name for the standard PS Plus…

Random: Skegness Is Now Home to the Official Fall Guys Bench

Just 53 minutes from the beach.In case you didn't know, Fall Guys has made some big strides lately. The game now has a native PS5 version, launched on other consoles, and has adopted a free-to-play structure. That's quite a lot of change for the 60-player battle royale platformer, and developer…

America’s Armed Forces Are Weaker Without Roe

Here’s what Congress, the DOD, and the VA can do to ensure troops’ access to abortion—and improve the nation’s security.

How to Protest Safely: What to Bring and What to Do

If you’re planning on hitting the streets, here’s what you need to know.

A Guide to Abortion Resources in a Post-Roe America

Most people don’t think about abortion until they need one. But with the right to access under threat, the time to plan is now.

How a YouTube Sensation Became a Movie—12 Years Later

In Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, the eponymous character learns what internet fame can do.

Up Against It Explores Life in the Asteroid Belt

For her new novel Laura J. Mixon wanted to tell a story that took a more realistic approach to space adventure.

Roe Is Overturned After 49 Years. It Revolutionized Life for Women

The national right to abortion pushed back the age of childbearing, increased college and workforce participation, and created economically stable families.

Take Your Tunes Anywhere With Our Fave Bluetooth Speakers

These are our favorite portable speakers of all shapes and sizes, from clip-ons to a massive boom box.

Shopify Goes Soul-Searching

Plus: The early days of e-commerce, the question of sentience, and frightening temperatures.

A Guide to Abortion Resources in a Post-Roe America

Most people don’t think about abortion until they need one. But with the right to access under threat, the time to plan is now.

Roe Is Overturned After 49 Years. It Revolutionized Life for Women

The national right to abortion pushed back the age of childbearing, increased college and workforce participation, and created economically stable families.

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

The tiny spacecraft is set to explore an orbit for a planned space station that will travel around the moon and serve as a staging point for future missions.

What Polar Bear Genomes May Reveal About Life in a Low-Ice Arctic

Two new studies use whole genome sequencing to explore how the animals have fared in warmer conditions, raising questions about climate and adaptation.

How Covid Tracking Apps Are Pivoting for Commercial Profit

In the pandemic’s early days, government-backed public health apps acquired millions of users—a ready-made audience developers are eager to tap.

What the DNA of Ancient Humans Reveals About Pandemics

Genomic analysis of ancient remains has shed light on the origins of the black death and offers insights into the coevolution of humans and diseases.

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Here. Now for the Hardest Part

Hesitancy, bureaucracy, inequity, and the need to explain new formulas could slow down vaccine delivery to the last unprotected group.

The Nightmare Politics and Sticky Science of Hacking the Climate

Spraying aerosols and sucking carbon out of the air would bring down temperatures, yes. But the unintended consequences of geoengineering could be enormous.