In the headlines
Dominic Raab has resigned from the government. In a far-from-contrite statement, the outgoing deputy prime minister criticised an official report into bullying allegations made against him, saying that “setting the threshold for bullying so low” creates a “dangerous precedent”. Russia has accidentally bombed one of its own cities. A fighter jet struck Belgorod, just east of the Ukrainian border, late yesterday evening, leaving a 60ft-wide crater and hospitalising two residents. Elon Musk’s Starship, the most powerful space rocket ever built, successfully launched yesterday – but blew up less than four minutes into its flight. According to SpaceX officials, the two components of the 390ft spacecraft failed to separate as planned, triggering what they politely called a “rapid unscheduled disassembly”.