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Saturday
25th June 2022

Around the world

Norway shooting: Man charged with terrorism after deadly Oslo attack

Two were killed and 21 injured ahead of Oslo Pride, and police say it may have been a hate crime.

Roe v Wade: Abortion clinics start to close after Supreme Court ruling

After the Supreme Court removed the constitutional right to abortion, some states have outlawed it.

In the UK

PM: I will not undergo psychological transformation after poll defeat

Boris Johnson tells the BBC he has to distinguish between criticism that matters and that doesn't.

Rail strikes: Travellers hit by third day of disruption

People are advised to only travel by train if necessary, with just a fifth of services running.

Politics

PM: I will not undergo psychological transformation after poll defeat

Boris Johnson tells the BBC he has to distinguish between criticism that matters and that doesn't.

Where do by-election defeats leave Boris Johnson's future?

Boris Johnson once again faces questions about his leadership following two defeats and a resignation.

Education

Wilfred Owen and Philip Larkin GCSE removal 'cultural vandalism'

The poets are not part of a new GCSE poetry anthology drawn up by an exam board.

Liverpool school renames houses over slave trade links

The Blue Coat School in Liverpool says the house titles "were not reflective of the modern world".

Health

Polio: Virus found in London prompts misleading vaccine claims

What do these cases really tell us about the virus, which hasn't spread in the UK for decades?

Covid: UK infections continuing to rise

The increase, with an estimated one in 35 people testing positive, is being driven by newer variants.

Business

Rail strikes: Travellers hit by third day of disruption

People are advised to only travel by train if necessary, with just a fifth of services running.

Row over M&S plan to redevelop flagship store

The government is calling a review of the plans which include a smaller shop, offices and a gym.

Science

USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

The US Navy ship "Sammy B" sank off the Philippines in a ferocious WWII battle with the Japanese.

Pompeii: Ancient pregnant tortoise surprises archaeologists

The reptile's 2,000-year-old remains are discovered by archaeologists buried in volcanic ash and rock.

Technology

Instagram: Video selfies trial to verify age of teens

The Meta-owned app is trialling new verification methods to ensure teens meet platform age rules.

Two killed as Nio electric car falls from third floor office in Shanghai

Pictures show a gaping hole in the side of car maker Nio's Shanghai HQ, and a smashed vehicle below.

Entertainment

Billie Eilish protests US abortion ruling at Glastonbury

The 20-year-old calls the decision to end the constitutional right to abortion a "dark day".

Glastonbury: Zelensky addresses crowd as Libertines kick off festival

The Ukrainian President delivered a message to festivalgoers, as the Libertines kicked off the music.