Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmiliano Sala was on the light aircraft, which went missing on 21 January There are calls for a series of flights in the weeks before the fatal crash which killed footballer Emiliano Sala to be investigated by regulators. The aviation trade body Air Charter Association told BBC…

The long read: After decades of hostility, a shared hatred of Iran and a mutual fondness for Trump is bringing Israels secret links with Gulf kingdoms out into the open In mid-February 2019, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, flew to Warsaw for a highly unusual conference. Under the auspices of the US vice-president, Mike…

Welcome Pickups, an Athens-based startup offering a range of “in-destination” travel services from the point of pickup onwards, has raised €3.3 million in Series A funding. The backing comes from VentureFriends, Market One Capital, Howzat, Jabbar, and Openfund. Launched in Greece in 2015, Welcome Pickups believes it has spotted an opportunity that moves local travel…

The review heard Miss Ruggles, who was originally from Tur Langton, near Market Harborough in Leicestershire and worked for Sky, had contacted Northumbria Police about Dhillon’s stalking in the days before her death. In one a call handler asked Miss Ruggles if she wanted him to be arrested, but she declined. The review found police…

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches,…

A writing prompt was shared with me recently that every seven years all of the cells in our bodies shed and replace themselves, meaning that every seven years we essentially become a “new” person. One of my high school teachers used to say there were two kinds of people in the world — “math and…