Questions remain over puberty-blockers, as review clears study

Questions remain over puberty-blockers, as review clears study

Over the past year, there have been mounting criticisms of a study into the effects of puberty-blocking drugs when used to treat young people with gender dysphoria — including concerns raised by Newsnight. The study was carried out at the Gender Identity Development Service (Gids) at London’s Tavistock Clinic — England’s only NHS youth gender…

Syrian army head north amid Turkish advance

Syrian army head north amid Turkish advance

Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events. Show more President Erdogan of Turkey says he’ll continue the military offensive against Kurds in northern Syria despite growing criticism. President Trump has been slammed from inside and outside the US over his withdrawal of troops from northern Syria. We will hear the case for the…

Clashes erupt as Catalan independence protesters block airport

Clashes erupt as Catalan independence protesters block airport

Protests have erupted in Barcelona after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison.Thousands of demonstrators blocked road access to Barcelona’s El Prat airport. More than 100 flights were cancelled. Riot police charged protesters, who threw rocks, cans and fire extinguishers, AFP news agency reported.The separatist leaders…

«Только Бог с нами». Сирийская семья чувствует себя преданной США.

«Только Бог с нами». Сирийская семья чувствует себя преданной США.

(BARDARASH, Iraq) — For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And every time, he told her not to worry, because the Americans were there. Now the Christian family is among an estimated 160,000 Syrians…

Queen’s Speech: What we learned

Queen’s Speech: What we learned

Boris Johnson’s government has set out policies on crime, health, the environment and Brexit in a Queen’s Speech. Plans for tougher sentences for violent offenders and legal targets for cutting plastic pollution were among 26 bills set out at Parliament’s State Opening.But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dismissed the event as a «farce», pointing out the…

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have become the first authors to jointly win the Booker Prize for Fiction.Atwood’s The Testaments and Evaristo’s novel Girl, Woman, Other earned each author an equal share of the £50,000 prize.Atwood, 79, is the oldest ever Booker winner, while Evaristo is the first black woman to win.The other nominees were…