Red cards, bunny hugging and spermageddon: Eight stories you may have missed

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Had a busy week? Been out socialising in the (chilly) sunshine?

Fear not. Make yourself a cup of tea, and settle down to read through the stories behind the biggest headlines of the week - and a few more you may have missed.

Red card for the Super League

First up - the rise and fall of the European Super League. To be fair, if you slept solidly for 48 hours from Sunday evening you may have missed this - it was all over so quickly. The so-called "big six" English clubs are now scrambling to kiss and make up with their fans, but face lasting damage with their billionaire owners under intense pressure.

Read this analysis of what happened behind the scenes

Justice for George Floyd?

When a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges, history was made. It was the first time a white policeman was convicted of assaulting a black man in Minneapolis. Many thought it would never happen, and the scenes outside the court encapsulated that relief. Now the hope is for lasting change, with the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

What is it and how could it tackle police brutality?

What the footage tells us about Adam Toledo's shooting

That verdict came as another investigation began into the shooting of a 13-year-old Latino boy in Chicago. Adam Toledo was chased by police and shot dead, despite video footage showing him hold up his hands. Sky News has gone through police bodycam footage to assess in detail what the videos can tell us about the moment the trigger was pulled.

See our forensic analysis

Bunny Hugging

On Thursday, the world marked Earth Day with a summit of world leaders hosted by President Joe Biden. It was a rare (virtual) gathering with China's Xi Jingping, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro. We also heard Boris Johnson talk about how action requires more than green acts of "bunny hugging" - much to the humour of Greta Thunberg. But will the pledges make any difference?

What does the data tell us about global climate targets? Ed Conway explains

India's COVID crisis

A lack of oxygen. A shortage of ventilators. Cities in shutdown. The COVID crisis in India has escalated significantly in the past week with day after day of record breaking cases. A new double mutation variant is thought to be behind the sudden surge in cases that has overwhelmed hospitals.

The Indian variant explained


Did you know that men are becoming increasingly less fertile? A study found that sperm counts in the West had dropped by nearly 60% in the past 40 years. According to that study, if sperm counts continue to decrease at this rate, they are set to reach zero by 2045.

What is hijacking our fertility? Listen here

Are you Oscars ready?

Sunday night will see Hollywood celebrate the 93rd Academy Awards - but with no cinema outings in the last year, you will be forgiven for having missed out on seeing the big hopefuls. Rest assured you can still read all about them here - or check out the bookies' favourite.

Learn all about Nomadland

And finally…

A British photographer has achieved his "Holy Grail" of capturing the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, over an erupting volcano in Iceland.

See the pictures, and read how he did it