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Twenty-six Palestinians killed in fighting with Israelis as violence engulfs the West Bank

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:41:00 +0100

Twenty-six Palestinians were killed in fighting on Friday across Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank, their health ministry has said.

Where are attacks and clashes taking place in Israel and Gaza?

Thu, 13 May 2021 15:46:00 +0100

Attacks on Israel and Gaza have escalated, with dozens killed and many more injured on both sides.

The three days in April that may have fuelled UK outbreak of Indian variant

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:11:00 +0100

If the new Indian variant does install itself as the main variant of COVID-19 in this country; if it does lead to more cases and in turn more deaths - and both of those remain big ifs - the question of how this happened is likely to focus on three days in April.

Mafia, mines and marriage: Eight stories you may have missed this week

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:08:00 +0100

In a week dominated by violence in Israel and Gaza, you could be forgiven for missing a lot of other news.

Imam among 12 worshippers dead in Kabul mosque bombing during Friday prayers

Fri, 14 May 2021 16:55:00 +0100

A bomb ripped through a mosque in Kabul during Friday prayers, killing 12 worshippers including the imam, Afghan police have said.

National News

Trump supporter to replace Liz Cheney in top Republican role

Fri, 14 May 2021 20:26:00 +0100

Two days after Liz Cheney was fired from one of the most senior roles in the Republican Party, she has been replaced by New York Representative Elise Stefanik, an outspoken supporter of former president Donald Trump.

Big changes in the rules for people who are fully vaccinated in the US

Thu, 13 May 2021 23:13:00 +0100

Vaccinated people in the US will be allowed to stop wearing their face masks in most settings.

US fuel shortage: Drivers warned not to use plastic bags to fill up - as some fight for fuel

Wed, 12 May 2021 19:21:00 +0100

People should not fill up plastic bags with petrol, a US safety body has warned - while tensions continue to boil over between drivers trying to buy fuel.

Seven charged after mummified body of cult leader found festooned with fairy lights and glitter

Thu, 13 May 2021 09:16:00 +0100

The mummified body of a cult leader has been found festooned with Christmas lights and glitter in a Colorado home.

Woman says her $26m winning lottery ticket got destroyed in the wash

Fri, 14 May 2021 09:55:00 +0100

The winner of a $26m (£18.5m) lottery prize may have left the ticket in a trouser pocket - and destroyed it in the wash.

Business News

Portugal confirms UK tourists with negative COVID test allowed to travel from Monday

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:37:00 +0100

Portugal has confirmed that tourists from the UK will be able to travel to the country from Monday.

SFO investigating Gupta business empire including Greensill finance links

Fri, 14 May 2021 10:03:00 +0100

The Serious Fraud Office has said it is investigating steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta's business empire - including links with Greensill Capital.

Amazon to create more than 10,000 new UK jobs this year

Fri, 14 May 2021 08:18:00 +0100

Amazon has announced plans to create more than 10,000 new permanent jobs in the UK this year.

Pubs are opening again, why good business pays and diversity on company boards

Fri, 14 May 2021 14:01:00 +0100

Monday sees the opening of pubs and the restart of international travel. Ian King talks to a pub landlord and Fionn Hart from Flipdish, an app which helps pubs and restaurants remain COVID compliant.

Lockdown easing boosts UK demand for Airbnb breaks

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:59:00 +0100

Britain's roadmap out of lockdown sparked a sharp increase in UK bookings through Airbnb with notable demand for staycations over the summer, the company's latest results revealed.

Sports News

NHL playoff primer: Quick things to know about every series

Fri, 14 May 2021 17:15:43 EDT


CBC Sports' daily newsletter gets you up to speed for round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs with some key points for all eight matchups.

Canada's Jessie Fleming growing in influence for club, country during 1st pro campaign

Fri, 14 May 2021 04:00:00 EDT


If all goes well this weekend, Canada's Jessie Fleming will pick up a second championship winner's medal in eight days with Chelsea FC Women. The 23-year-old native of London, Ont., has been turning heads ever since she debuted for the Canadian women's team as a 15-year-old in 2013.

Ionescu's game-winner lifts Liberty over Fever in electrifying start to WNBA season

Fri, 14 May 2021 21:33:16 EDT


Sabrina Ionescu made a 3-pointer from the wing with less than a second remaining to give the New York Liberty a 90-87 victory over the Indiana Fever on Friday night in the WNBA's season opener.

PWHPA will forge ahead without NHL's financial support

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:50:06 EDT


The Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association is forging ahead with its bid to establish an economically sustainable professional league in North America with or — for now — without the NHL's full financial backing.

New team, new backers: NWSL set to kick off 9th season on heels of successful campaign

Fri, 14 May 2021 18:29:35 EDT


Beyond the field, change has been everywhere in the NWSL, which has lasted longer than any previous attempt at a top level women's pro league in the country.

Health News

Prince Harry opens up about mental toll of royal life

Fri, 14 May 2021 20:19:56 -0400

Prince Harry opened up about the "pain and suffering" he experienced growing up in the royal family.

Americans have few options to prove they're fully vaccinated

Fri, 14 May 2021 19:00:00 -0400

Most Americans will not be able to get a "vaccine passport" soon.

Walmart drops masks for vaccinated shoppers and workers. Others say "not so fast."

Fri, 14 May 2021 18:52:00 -0400

Walmart ends mask mandate for vaxxed shoppers and workers. Home Depot, Kroger and Target say they still want masks up — for now.

CDC eases indoor mask restrictions for fully vaccinated people

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:45:13 -0400

The CDC defines "fully vaccinated" as two weeks after the second dose, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson.

Delta is first U.S. airline to require new hires be vaccinated

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:40:00 -0400

Atlanta-based carrier says starting Monday, employees joining its ranks must be immunized against COVID-19.

Entertainment News

The fight to make Raging Bull: How De Niro and Scorsese have retold the film's story

Mon, 10 May 2021 16:57:00 +0100

Raging Bull, the dark and unrelenting story of violent boxer Jake LaMotta, is widely considered among the greatest films ever made, and certainly one of actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese's finest works. For the past year, British writer Jay Glennie has been working with De Niro and Scorsese to tell the story of how the film was made.

Backstage With... The Underground Railroad: 'It healed parts of me I didn't know were wounded'

Thu, 13 May 2021 14:18:00 +0100

Barry Jenkins' new limited series The Underground Railroad has been a long time coming for the Oscar-winning filmmaker, who says he has always wanted to make something related to the "American condition of slavery".

Reality star Stephen Bear charged over revenge porn allegations

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:54:00 +0100

Reality TV star Stephen Bear has been charged in connection with revenge porn allegations, Essex Police has said.

Journalist Martin Bashir quits BBC 'to focus on his health'

Fri, 14 May 2021 16:28:00 +0100

BBC journalist Martin Bashir is to leave the broadcaster due to ongoing health issues.

Universal sorry after dubbing trans actress with man's voice

Fri, 14 May 2021 11:02:00 +0100

Film giant Universal has apologised after it dubbed a character played by trans actress Laverne Cox with a man in some international versions of the Oscar-winning Promising Young Woman.

Technology News

Warnings on social media as 'manipulated' photos and videos about Israel-Gaza conflict go viral

Thu, 13 May 2021 17:11:00 +0100

As violence between Israeli and Palestinian groups worsens, misinformation relating to both sides is spreading on social media.

Ireland's health service shuts down IT systems over ransomware attack by 'international criminals'

Fri, 14 May 2021 07:58:00 +0100

Ireland's health service has closed down its computer systems after a major ransomware attack by "international criminals", the country's deputy prime minister has said.

Tesla stops payment by Bitcoin because of the impact on the environment

Thu, 13 May 2021 00:33:00 +0100

Tesla has halted the use of Bitcoin to pay for its vehicles because of the environmental impact of using the currency.

Major ovarian cancer screening trial fails to show any reduction in deaths

Thu, 13 May 2021 07:55:00 +0100

Screening the population regularly for ovarian cancer did not reduce deaths from the disease, a UK study has found.

Delaying second COVID vaccine dose 'could cut deaths by up to 20%'

Thu, 13 May 2021 11:04:00 +0100

Delaying the second dose of a COVID vaccine so more people can get a first dose could cut deaths by up to 20%, a study suggests.