New study ‘gives best indication yet’ that there is liquid water on Mars | Science & Tech News

British scientists say they have found evidence which “gives the best indication yet that there is liquid water on Mars”. Their study is the first independent lead using data, apart from radar, that such water lies beneath the red planet’s south polar ice cap. But the experts have also cautioned that it “does not necessarily … Read more

Mother hitchhikes into Russia to save child from summer camp – as hundreds more youngsters remain stranded | World News

Hundreds of Ukrainian children remain stranded at Russian holiday camps, with one mother forced to hitchhike into enemy territory to rescue her daughter. The Russian occupation radio and newspaper adverts promoted a summer break away from the war, free of charge. Hundreds of families in the occupied east and south agreed. One bus convoy left … Read more

Hurricane Ian causes ‘historic’ damage in Florida as people trapped in flooded homes and millions without power | US News

Hurricane Ian has caused unprecedented damage after trapping people in flooded homes and leaving more than two million without power, says Florida’s governor. Ron DeSantis called the damage “historic” and disaster officials believe thousands could be displaced in the long term. US President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster, releasing federal funds to pay … Read more

Dramatic before and after images show scale of Hurricane Ian’s destruction in Florida | US News

Hurricane Ian has ripped through southwestern Florida causing mass flooding, destroying thousands of homes and leaving an estimated two million people without power. The storm is one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the United States, with sustained winds at almost 150mph, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Before and after images of … Read more

Finland to ban Russian tourists over fears of ‘endangering international relations’ | World News

The Finnish government has said it will ban anyone coming into the country with a tourist visa from Friday following thousands of arrivals after Vladimir Putin’s mobilisation order. Finland closing its border shuts off the last remaining direct land route to the European Union for Russians trying to avoid conscription into the war with Ukraine. … Read more

Four Ukrainian regions that held ‘referendums’ to be incorporated into Russia on Friday, says Kremlin | World News

Four occupied regions of Ukraine will become a part of a Russia on Friday, the Kremlin has said. It comes after so-called referendums, widely dismissed as a sham by the West, were held in recent days. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony in the Kremlin at which they will be … Read more