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‘A big responsibility’: astronaut from UAE on longest ever Arab space mission
Sultan al-Neyadi has taken images of Middle East and Gulf from ISS while on six-month record-breaking mission

Oliver Holmes

01, Sep, 2023 @11:09 AM

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Georgia declares state of emergency as severe flooding and storm surges hit south-eastern US – as it happened
This blog is closed.Full story: Hurricane Idalia batters south-eastern US causing storm surges and power outages

Helen Sullivan (now); Sam Levin ,Maya Yang, Léonie Chao-Fong and Oliver Holmes (earlier)

31, Aug, 2023 @2:59 AM

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Death toll from Hawaii wildfires increases to 55 as search for survivors continues
Officials warned death toll could rise after state’s ‘largest ever natural disaster’ left dozens of people injured

Oliver Holmes, Edward Helmore , Sam Levin, Maanvi Singh, Dani Anguiano and agencies

11, Aug, 2023 @9:26 AM

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Trump lawyer hints defense will focus on free speech; ex-president will not have mugshot taken – as it happened
John Lauro claims four criminal charges over efforts to overturn 2020 election ‘absurd’; US officials say Trump will have fingerprints taken but no photo

Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Chris Stein, US politics live blogger, and Oliver Holmes (earlier)

02, Aug, 2023 @11:10 PM

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Barbenheimer backlash: Warner Bros apologises after its Japan arm complains
Warner Bros Japan publicly criticised US counterparts over ‘inconsiderate’ reactions to art combining playful Barbie imagery with mushroom clouds

Sian Cain and Oliver Holmes

01, Aug, 2023 @3:50 PM

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Niger coup leaders accuse France of plotting military intervention
Junta that seized power claims Paris is aiming to reinstate deposed president as regional tensions grow

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Oliver Holmes

31, Jul, 2023 @4:28 PM

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First image of Niger’s ousted president appears online
Mohamed Bazoum, pictured with president of Chad, believed to be being held at presidential residence

Oliver Holmes

31, Jul, 2023 @8:48 AM

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Trader Joe’s recalls cookies over fear of ‘rocks’ in dough
US grocery chain tells customers not to eat Almond Windmill Cookies and Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies

Oliver Holmes

25, Jul, 2023 @12:49 PM

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Las Vegas lights up with dome billed as world’s largest video screen
The Sphere’s fully programmable LED screen houses concert venue built to host tens of thousands of people

Oliver Holmes

06, Jul, 2023 @11:46 AM

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Lake Maggiore deaths: why were Italian and Israeli secret service agents on a boat in northern Italy?
Four died after a vessel carrying 21 passengers – all with links to Italian and Israeli intelligence – capsized, and speculation is growing about the nature of the trip

Angela Giuffrida in Rome and Oliver Holmes

02, Jun, 2023 @7:49 AM

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Jordan’s crown prince cements status with glitzy wedding to Saudi architect
Celebrities and UK royals watch Prince Hussein marry Rajwa Alseif in marriage seen to secure succession and boost state ties

Oliver Holmes and agencies

01, Jun, 2023 @5:20 PM

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Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator may face jail over alleged insider trading
Prosecutors are reportedly seeking a prison term and a near-£1m fine for ex-Sega developer Yuji Naka

Oliver Holmes

01, Jun, 2023 @4:22 PM

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