Laughing gas is now the second-most used drug among 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK, according to the Crime Survey. More than half a million people in this age group in England and Wales used the substance in 2019 and 2020. The UK government is seeking advice on whether toContinue Reading

A German court has sentenced a former teacher to life in prison for killing a man he met on a dating website and desecrating his body. A judge in Berlin said that Stefan R, 42, killed an electrical engineer in order to “act out his fantasies about cannibalism”. The formerContinue Reading

The US military covered up an attack that killed dozens of civilians in Syria, according to an investigation by the New York Times newspaper. The 2019 attack on so-called Islamic State (IS) fighters killed 80 people, only 16 identified as militants. According to the New York Times, an independent investigationContinue Reading

Countries are being urged to strengthen their carbon-cutting targets by the end of 2022 in a draft agreement published at the COP26 Glasgow climate summit. The document says vulnerable nations must get more help to cope with the deadly impacts of global warming. It also says countries should submit long-termContinue Reading

Police in Houston, Texas opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of revelers at the Astroworld festival on Friday. At least eight people died and hundreds more were injured after a wave of crowds on the opening night of the music event. The victims were aged between 14 and 27Continue Reading