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US proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption President Trump has railed against immigration, and has sent US troops to the Mexican border Illegal migrants entering through the southern US border will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule, the Trump administration has said. Announced by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the ruling […]

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Diabetes prescriptions now cost NHS £1bn, figures show

Media captionStephen Richardson had to have his leg amputated because of type 2 diabetes Diabetes prescriptions are costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, according to figures from NHS Digital. The total cost of the prescriptions has risen significantly – by more than £422 million – in the last 10 years. […]

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Newcastle robot surgery inquest: ‘Risk of further deaths’

Image caption Stephen Pettitt died after an operation to repair a valve in his heart There “remains a risk of further deaths” from robotic heart surgery, a coroner has warned during an inquest into a man’s death. Stephen Pettitt, 69, died after an operation led by Sukumaran Nair at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, in 2015. […]

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Smoking, diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women

Image copyright Getty Creative Women who smoke, have diabetes or high blood pressure increase their risk of a heart attack more than men faced with the same risks, a large study of UK adults has found. The researchers, writing in the BMJ, said women should receive the same treatments as men and be offered support […]

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People with type 1 diabetes ‘missing out on life-changing glucose monitors’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Freestyle Libre monitor is used by Prime Minister Theresa May and was made available on the NHS last November Tens of thousands of people with type 1 diabetes in England are being denied access to a “life-changing” blood sugar monitor due to a postcode lottery, data suggests. The […]

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Dying baby’s parents denied time with son by York council failings

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The parents were told they had to be supervised at all times when visiting their dying son A dying baby’s parents were given limited time to spend with him in his last few weeks of life due to failings by social workers. Strict supervision orders were placed on […]

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Ethiopia police find mass grave of 200 people

Police in Ethiopia say they have discovered a mass grave with 200 bodies near the border between the Somali and Oromia regions of the country. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced over the past year by violence there. Local media reported that the grave was found during a probe into alleged atrocities committed […]

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Ban overturned on Polish independence march by nationalists

Media captionThese were the scenes in 2017 when a nationalist march and counter-protest took place in Warsaw A Polish court has overturned a ban on a nationalist march in Warsaw to mark 100 years of Poland’s independence. “We’re victorious,” said the organisers of the annual event, which has become a magnet for the far right […]

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French cold kills 20-year-old walking cigarettes over Pyrenees

Image copyright Gendarmerie des Pyrénées-Orientales Image caption This consignment of cigarettes was picked up by French border police not far from where the young Algerian had been found A sudden cold snap in the Pyrenees cost a young man his life as he slogged through the snow, smuggling cigarettes for a few €10 notes. The […]

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Paris St-Germain: Racial profiling claims investigated by French champions

French website Mediapart published leaked documents obtained from the Football Leaks platform Paris St-Germain are investigating allegations the club racially profiled young players in order to limit their number of black academy players. French website Mediapart made the claims and published leaked documents. PSG have said that between 2013 and 2018, their scouting department filled […]

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