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Covid: Boris Johnson warns of tougher measures if new rules are flouted (2 hours old)

Boris Johnson says "we must reserve the right to go further" with measures if cases keep rising.

Coronavirus: Whitty and Vallance faced 'herd immunity' backlash, emails show (8 hours old)

Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were alarmed by questions over the controversial concept, emails show.

Covid in Scotland: Hundreds of Dundee students told to isolate (1 hour 43 minutes old)

All 500 residents at Parker House in Dundee have been asked to self-isolate until contact tracing is completed.

Brexit letter warns of 7,000-truck queues in Kent (5 hours old)

Exporters to the EU face two-day delays to trade after transition period ends, a cabinet minister warns.

Coronavirus: PM's address, herd immunity and lockdown from above (3 hours old)

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday morning.

Yew Trees hospital: Ten staff suspended at mental health unit (10 hours old)

Inspectors say CCTV footage appeared to show episodes of "physical and emotional abuse".

Musk: Cheaper Tesla ready 'in about three years' (7 hours old)

Plans for lower-cost batteries and a $25,000 car did not excite investors - firm's value fell $50bn.

Alexei Navalny: Russian activist discharged from Berlin hospital (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Tests showed the critic of President Vladimir Putin was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.

Julian Assange: Mother of Wikileaks founder's children dreaded making relationship public (1 hour 47 minutes old)

Stella Moris gave birth to the couple's two sons while he was in hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy.

Richmond School teacher Dave Clark killed by cows (3 hours old)

Dave Clark was an "enormous character" and "the heart and soul" of Richmond School.

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UK coronavirus live: Johnson says 'signs of second wave of pandemic' appearing in parts of Europe (56 days old [28/07/20])

British PM’s warning comes after Spain is critical of UK for extending non-essential travel advice to Canary and Balearic islands Global coronavirus live: latest updates 12.01pm BST Boris Johnson has also said that individuals need to decide whether it is worth risking booking a foreign holiday, Sky’s Joe Pike reports.PM @BorisJohnson has also defended his travel quarantine policy and argued it’s up to individuals to decide whether to take the risk of going abroad:"These are decisions for families, for individuals, about where they want to go.” 11.57am BST Here is a full version of the quote f[...]

Brexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds (57 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: LSE report says even sectors unscathed from coronavirus crisis will be severely impactedA Brexit hit is looming for sectors that have emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic, new data has showed.A report from the London School of Economics says Brexit will deliver a double shock to the economy – with worsening business conditions for those sectors that have survived the impact of coronavirus and lockdown measures – whether Boris Johnson secures a deal with the EU or not. Continue reading...

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows (57 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: megafires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientistsNearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned across the continent. Not all the animals would have been killed by the flames or heat, but scientists[...]

BAME representation in UK's top jobs has barely risen in past three years (56 days old [28/07/20])

Colour of Power survey finds issue not addressed despite government-backed targetsThe proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in some of the 1,100 most powerful jobs in the UK has barely moved over the past three years, according to a study that highlights the lack of non-white representation across key roles.Only 51 out of the 1097 most powerful roles in the country are filled by non-white individuals, an increase of only 1.2%, or 15 people, since 2017, the Colour of Power survey by consultants Green Park and not-for-profit organisation Operation Black Vote said. Continue readin[...]

Residents to get new decision-making powers in England cycling 'revolution' (57 days old [27/07/20])

Measures include watchdog to ensure quality and safety of walking and cycling routesCycling ambitions for England move up a gear with No 10 plansResidents will get powers to banish through-traffic from local streets and councils will be prevented from building substandard cycle lanes under what Downing Street has billed as a revolution for cycling and walking in England.The plans will see the creation of a watchdog to ensure new cycle and walking routes are up to standard, intended to act as a transport equivalent of the schools inspectorate, Ofsted. Continue reading...

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak found guilty in first trial linked to vast fraud (57 days old [28/07/20])

Ex-Malaysian PM denied criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power1MDB scandal explained: a tale of Malaysia’s missing billionsMalaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal – a landmark conviction that could lead to a sentence of decades in jail.Najib has denied any wrongdoing in relation to what is one of the world’s biggest financial frauds, in which billions of dollars were allegedly looted from a state fund set up to promote development. The scandal shook Malaysian [...]

World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France (57 days old [28/07/20])

Project aims to show clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scaleThe world’s largest nuclear fusion project began its five-year assembly phase on Tuesday in southern France, with the first ultra-hot plasma expected to be generated in late 2025.The €20bn (£18.2bn) Iter project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale. Nuclear fusion promises clean, unlimited power but, despite 60 years of research, it has yet to overcome the technical challenges of harnessing such extreme amounts of energy. Cont[...]

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands (57 days old [28/07/20])

The fleet, found just outside a protected zone, raises the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystemEcuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.About 260 ships are currently in international waters just outside a 188-mile wide exclusive economic zone around the island, but their presence has already raised the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecosystem, said former environment minister Yolanda Kakabad[...]

Migratory river fish populations plunge 76% in past 50 years (57 days old [27/07/20])

Decline in species such as salmon harms entire ecosystems and livelihoods, say researchersPopulations of migratory river fish around the world have plunged by a “catastrophic” 76% since 1970, an analysis has found.The fall was even greater in Europe at 93%, and for some groups of fish, with sturgeon and eel populations both down by more than 90%. Continue reading...

Ransomware attack on Garmin thought to be the work of 'Evil Corp' (57 days old [27/07/20])

Russian cybercrime gang is believed to be responsible for taking Garmin services offlineA ransomware attack that took the GPS and smartwatch business Garmin entirely offline for more than three days is believed to have been carried out by a Russian cybercriminal gang which calls itself “Evil Corp”.Garmin began to restore services to customers on Monday morning, after being held hostage for a reported ransom of $10m, although some services were still operating with limited functionality. Continue reading...

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Boris Johnson's own Tory MPs turn on him after he ordered the UK to accept new loss of freedoms (1 hour 35 minutes old)

Speaking from Downing Street, Mr Johnson threatened to impose a second national lockdown unless the British people obey his draconian new coronavirus restrictions.

Moment Co-op customer smashes two shelves of wine after being asked to follow shop's one-way system (2 hours old)

An angry shopper goes into a rampage in a Co-op store in Lingfield, Surrey after being asked to observe social distancing rules. She can be seen knocking bottles of wine off the shelves

Actor Brian Cox, 74, defends JK Rowling in the transgender debate and criticises 'cancel-culture' (2 hours old)

Scottish Succession star Brian Cox, 73, slammed 'cancel culture' in Reader's Digest magazine today and defended JK Rowling amid her on-going debate about the transgender community.

Footballer Paul Scholes flouted lockdown rules for a second time (3 hours old)

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes, 45, could face a fine of £3,200 after footage emerged of him hosting a football tournament at his Oldham mansion in Greater Manchester.

Dad is shot as he tries to shield his children from gunman at Bronx car dealership (5 hours old)

DailyMail.com obtained video of the shooting, which took place at around 7.20pm on Monday at On The Road Automotive in the Eastchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

'I am appalled': Lord Owen blasts health chiefs for contributing to 'tainted blood' scandal (8 hours old)

Ex-health minister Lord Owen admitted at the Infected Blood Inquiry that the health department's actions contributed to the contaminated blood scandal

Our next stop... the big clean-up! Network Rail gets 41,000 staff to help out with litter-pick (8 hours old)

Network Rail has provided a huge boost to the Great British September Clean - by once again pledging to get all 41,000 employees involved. It says litter and graffiti can cause safety problems for passengers.

National Trust faces backlash for linking Winston Churchill's home to slavery and colonialism  (8 hours old)

Oliver Dowden said the National Trust's portrayal of the UK's wartime prime minister Winston Churchill would 'surprise and disappoint people'.

Beatles auction: Manager Brian Epstein's watch is for sale (8 hours old)

The Beatles were notorious for their slack timekeeping and their manager Brian Epstein knew the first thing he had to do with his new band was instill some professionalism.

US WWII bomber emerges from glacier in Iceland melting due to climate change - 76 years after crash (8 hours old)

The B-17 Flying Fortress bomber flew into the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland on September 16, 1944.

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Covid: Boris Johnson warns of tougher measures if new rules are flouted (2 hours old)

Boris Johnson says "we must reserve the right to go further" with measures if cases keep rising.

Coronavirus: Whitty and Vallance faced 'herd immunity' backlash, emails show (8 hours old)

Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were alarmed by questions over the controversial concept, emails show.

Covid in Scotland: Household visits now banned (1 hour 41 minutes old)

Exactly six months since Scotland's first lockdown, tougher restrictions apply to every household in the country.

Brexit letter warns of 7,000-truck queues in Kent (5 hours old)

Exporters to the EU face two-day delays to trade after transition period ends, a cabinet minister warns.

Yew Trees hospital: Ten staff suspended at mental health unit (10 hours old)

Inspectors say CCTV footage appeared to show episodes of "physical and emotional abuse".

Covid in Scotland: Hundreds of Dundee students told to isolate (1 hour 43 minutes old)

All 500 residents at Parker House in Dundee have been asked to self-isolate until contact tracing is completed.

UK sends US evidence on Islamic State 'Beatles' (8 hours old)

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of killing Western hostages in Iraq and Syria.

Richmond School teacher Dave Clark killed by cows (3 hours old)

Dave Clark was an "enormous character" and "the heart and soul" of Richmond School.

Women 'should be protected' under hate crime laws (1 hour 31 minutes old)

The Law Commission recommends treating misogyny like other forms of discrimination.

Coronavirus: 'Government must publish contact-tracing app data' (10 hours old)

A health charity wants to know how well England and Wales' contact-tracing app fared in tests.

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Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (56 days old [28/07/20])

Head of disease control agency ‘worried’ by Germany’s 557 new cases every dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNegligence is to blame for a worrying rise in coronavirus cases in Germany, the head of the country’s disease control agency has said in his first news conference in weeks.Over the past seven days, Germany has registered an average of 557 new cases a day, up from around 350 in early June. Continue reading...

Agencies fear hidden cholera deaths in Yemen as Covid-19 overwhelms clinics (57 days old [28/07/20])

Thousands of deaths potentially missed as patients avoid health centres, with both diseases set to peak in coming weeks, warn NGOsAid agencies are warning that thousands of people in Yemen could be dying undetected from cholera as people are too frightened to seek treatment in health facilities overwhelmed by coronavirus.Coronavirus cases in the war-torn country are due to peak in the coming weeks, but Oxfam has warned that health centres are seeing an unexpected drop in cholera cases, ahead of August’s rains when cholera will also increase. Continue reading...

Trump's national security adviser tests positive for coronavirus (57 days old [28/07/20])

White House insists ‘no risk’ of Trump being exposed Photos of Robert O’Brien’s Europe trip show lack of mask usageUS politics – live updatesThe national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for the coronavirus, but the White House insisted there was “no risk” of Donald Trump being exposed. Related: Texas hospital forced to set up 'death panel' as Covid-19 cases surge Continue reading...

Coronavirus live news: Germany warns against non-essential travel to parts of Spain (56 days old [28/07/20])

Three regions in Spain highlighted; Global cases doubled in last six weeks; Deaths pass 650,000Global report: Covid-19 still accelerating, warns WHO, as restrictions return in EuropeUK coronavirus live: latest newsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.53am BST The number of confirmed coronavirus related deaths has reached 1,270 on Tuesday in Afghanistan amid raising fears about a surge of transmissions over upcoming Eid celebration as the United Nations said 1,282 civilians were killed in the first half of 2020.In its latest update, the health ministry said the number of people who had tested po[...]

Brexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds (57 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: LSE report says even sectors unscathed from coronavirus crisis will be severely impactedA Brexit hit is looming for sectors that have emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic, new data has showed.A report from the London School of Economics says Brexit will deliver a double shock to the economy – with worsening business conditions for those sectors that have survived the impact of coronavirus and lockdown measures – whether Boris Johnson secures a deal with the EU or not. Continue reading...

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak found guilty in first trial linked to vast fraud (57 days old [28/07/20])

Ex-Malaysian PM denied criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power1MDB scandal explained: a tale of Malaysia’s missing billionsMalaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal – a landmark conviction that could lead to a sentence of decades in jail.Najib has denied any wrongdoing in relation to what is one of the world’s biggest financial frauds, in which billions of dollars were allegedly looted from a state fund set up to promote development. The scandal shook Malaysian [...]

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows (57 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: megafires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientistsNearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned across the continent. Not all the animals would have been killed by the flames or heat, but scientists[...]

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands (57 days old [28/07/20])

The fleet, found just outside a protected zone, raises the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystemEcuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.About 260 ships are currently in international waters just outside a 188-mile wide exclusive economic zone around the island, but their presence has already raised the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecosystem, said former environment minister Yolanda Kakabad[...]

World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France (57 days old [28/07/20])

Project aims to show clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scaleThe world’s largest nuclear fusion project began its five-year assembly phase on Tuesday in southern France, with the first ultra-hot plasma expected to be generated in late 2025.The €20bn (£18.2bn) Iter project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale. Nuclear fusion promises clean, unlimited power but, despite 60 years of research, it has yet to overcome the technical challenges of harnessing such extreme amounts of energy. Cont[...]

Kylie Moore-Gilbert: British-Australian academic moved to notorious Iran desert prison (57 days old [28/07/20])

Middle East scholar, who was arrested in 2018, taken to Qarchak women’s jail, one of the most hostile institutions in the country and reportedly stricken with Covid-19A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year-prison sentence in Iran for espionage has been moved to a remote desert prison, notorious for violence and reportedly stricken with coronavirus.Cambridge-educated Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East scholar, had been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for nearly two years, before her sudden move three days ago to Qarchak women’s prison, south-east of Tehran. Continue reading...

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