Sep

09

World News

Sydney stabbing: Armed man halted by ‘brave’ bystanders

An armed man has been arrested in central Sydney after stabbing a woman and being detained on the street by members of the public, authorities say. A second woman has been found dead inside an apartment building on the same ...

Sep

09

World News

Italy’s political leaders split over crisis vote

The heads of Italy’s political groups have failed to reach agreement on when to hold a vote of no confidence, amid a government crisis triggered by nationalist leader Matteo Salvini. Mr Salvini pulled the plug on his populist coalition and ...

Sep

09

World News

The two illusions that tricked Arthur Conan Doyle

Two real-life hoaxes managed to fool the creator of Sherlock Holmes – and they help to reveal our own ‘metacognitive illusions’ that influence our memory and perception. On 21 March 1919, a committee including a paranormal investigator, a viscountess, a ...

Sep

09

World News

Climate change: Marine heatwaves kill coral instantly

Increasingly frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found. These episodes of unusually high water temperatures are – like heatwaves on land – associated with climate change. ...

Sep

09

World News

Canadian Kristian Lee Baxter released from Syria detention

A Canadian tourist held in Syrian detention since 2018 has been released. Kristian Lee Baxter arrived in the country on 26 November and stopped contacting his family about a week later. His mother, Andrea Leclair, previously described her son as ...