It’s a foregone conclusion that the San Antonio Spurs will select Victor Wembanyama with the first pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but things get interesting immediately following with the No. 2 pick, belonging to the Charlotte Hornets. The last time the Hornets had a top-three pick, they selected point guard LaMelo Ball in 2020.
PA Media Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has given the UK government all the WhatsApp messages and notebooks demanded by the Covid-19 inquiry. Mr Johnson is urging the government to hand the material to the inquiry in full, without redactions. The inquiry, which begins public hearings in two weeks, is investigating how ministers
Getty Images By Mike Wendling BBC News A Nasa panel investigating unidentified flying objects has collected around 800 mysterious reports – but only a small fraction are truly unexplained, researchers say. The agency set up the panel last year to explain its work on what it calls unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP). UAP are defined as
By Angus Crawford BBC News Failing mental health services that do not improve, whether run by private firms or the NHS, could be shut, a Care Quality Commission chief has said. It follows the watchdog judging as “inadequate” three child wards at the Priory Group’s biggest hospital. The wards at Cheadle Royal, near Manchester, “did
Reuters By Antoinette Radford BBC News The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma will be protected from lawsuits linked to the US opioid crisis in exchange for a $6bn (£4.85bn) settlement. Purdue, which filed for bankruptcy in 2019 amid thousands of lawsuits, made drugs like OxyContin and is blamed for fuelling the crisis. On Tuesday, an
Dashcam footage shows the moment missile debris crashed down on a street in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. The incident happened on 29 May and came during a rare daytime attack on the city. No injuries were reported. The way the missile falls suggests it was intercepted by air defences before it could reach its target. The
Residents of South Korea’s capital city Seoul woke to the sound of an air raid siren and an evacuation message played over loud speakers. The warning was a false alarm, prompted by a failed attempt by North Korea at launching a spy satellite into space, that ended up crashing into the sea. Earlier Pyongyang had
Never one to give up or let fans down, Rick Astley made sure he was on time for his appearance on BBC Breakfast, even if it meant he was still in his pyjamas. The 1980s pop star and subsequent meme legend spoke to Breakfast presenters Sally Nugent and Jon Kay about his upcoming slot at
By Sarah Rainsford BBC Eastern Europe correspondent, Ukraine When 15-year-old Sasha Kraynyuk studied the photograph handed to him by Ukrainian investigators, he recognised the boy dressed in Russian military uniform immediately. The teenager sitting at a school desk has the Z-mark of Russia’s war emblazoned on his right sleeve, coloured in the red, white and
Getty Images By Chloe Kim BBC News A gunman who killed 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history acted with “malice and hatred”, a court has heard. Prosecutors described how the attacker barged into the synagogue and shot every worshipper he could find. His “malice and hate can
TORONTO — Alejandro Kirk and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits apiece and Whit Merrifield drove in a pair of runs as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays scored four runs in the first inning en route to their fourth win in seven games. Toronto starter
By Zoe Kleinman Technology editor One of the so-called “godfathers” of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has said he would have prioritised safety over usefulness had he realised the pace at which it would evolve. Prof Yoshua Bengio told the BBC he felt “lost” over his life’s work. The computer scientist’s comments come after experts in AI
Getty Images Households with prepayment meters are being urged to make sure they have cashed in all their energy vouchers before the end of June. The government says that while more than four in five vouchers have been used, £130m is still available. The voucher scheme provides support of £400 per household. Customers are being
Reuters By Jean Mackenzie in Seoul & Oliver Slow in London BBC News North Korea has launched a rocket shortly after announcing it planned to send up its first space satellite, sources in Japan and South Korea say. Japan issued a warning to residents in the southern prefecture of Okinawa but later reported there was
Getty Images By Daniel Thomas Business reporter, BBC News Nearly 10% of UK mortgage deals have been taken off the market since last week amid concerns about how high interest rates will go, figures show. Financial data firm Moneyfacts said nearly 800 residential and buy-to-let deals had been pulled as lenders were reassessing their offers.