Further disruption on rail and bus services as transport strikes continue | Rail strikes

Travellers are facing a further day of disruption on Saturday as thousands of transport workers go on strike in a long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions. Network Rail, several train companies, and bus services in London and parts of Surrey will be hit by industrial action by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT), TSSA … Read more

Mexico’s ex-attorney general arrested over disappearance of 43 students in 2014 | Mexico

Mexico’s former attorney general has been arrested in relation to the disappearance of 43 students in 2014, the most prominent individual held so far in the notorious case that has haunted the country ever since. Jesús Murillo was arrested at his home in Mexico City home on Friday on charges of forced disappearance, torture and … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 178 of the invasion | Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has agreed to inspectors visiting the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine. According to the office of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, the Russian leader had “reconsidered the demand” that the International Atomic Energy Agency travel through Russia to the site, after Putin himself warned fighting there could bring about a “catastrophe”. The … Read more

Drought in Horn of Africa places 22m people at risk of starvation, says UN | Africa

The number of people at risk of starvation in the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa has increased to 22 million, the UN’s world food programme (WFP) says. Years of insufficient rainfall across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have caused the worst drought in 40 years and conditions akin to famine in the hardest-hit areas, aid groups say. … Read more

‘Dangerous misogynist’ Andrew Tate booted from Instagram and Facebook | US news

Controversial online influencer and self-described misogynist Andrew Tate has been banned from Meta platforms Instagram and Facebook. The former kickboxer and reality TV star was removed for violating Meta policies “on dangerous organizations and individuals”, the company confirmed by email. Tate did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Tate first rose to prominence … Read more

Thomas Tuchel dismisses VAR official Dean’s belated apology for missing foul | Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel said he was unimpressed by the belated apology of the VAR official Mike Dean for missing the foul on Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella that preceded Tottenham’s late equaliser in last week’s absorbing 2-2 draw. Dean wrote in his Daily Mail column: “I didn’t deem it a violent act” and that “upon reflection”, he should … Read more

Kambundji pips Asher-Smith to 200m title after Muir and Hughes claim golds | European Championships

Towards the end of a night where British athletes accumulated shiny medals on a scale that would have impressed a 70s disco dancer, Laura Muir began to wonder where it might lead. “It’s amazing and it could take over Super Saturday,” she tentatively suggested, before correcting herself. “Well, maybe not quite.” After Muir won gold … Read more