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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak vows to 'protect jobs and livelihoods' (30 minutes old)

The chancellor extends furlough for workers - and sets out plans to increase business taxes in his Budget.

Sturgeon 'had no reason to want to get' Salmond (1 hour 47 minutes old)

Scotland's first minister tells an inquiry that claims of a plot against her predecessor are "absurd".

Prince Philip 'slightly improving', says Camilla (10 minutes old)

Duchess of Cornwall says "we keep our fingers crossed", following the duke's 15th night in hospital.

Meghan 'saddened' by bullying complaint report (1 hour 27 minutes old)

The claims in a newspaper article come days before the duchess's TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Budget 2021: Contactless card limit will rise to £100 (2 hours old)

The move, taking effect later this year, will more than double the current limit of £45.

'If the others go I'll go': Inside China's scheme to transfer Uighurs into work (15 hours old)

A high-level Chinese study says a massive work scheme is reducing Uighur population density in Xinjiang.

Covid-19: Dolly Parton marks vaccination with Jolene rewrite (9 hours old)

Singing to the tune of her hit song Jolene, the country star, 75, promotes coronavirus vaccinations.

Covid: Biden promises vaccines for all US adults by end of May (19 minutes old)

The US president also insists the "fight is not over", as some states move to relax Covid rules.

Covid: Qantas launches 'mystery flights' to boost tourism (10 hours old)

Airlines are coming up with different strategies to tackle the pandemic travel slump.

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: BBC reporter Girmay Gebru freed by military (2 hours old)

Girmay Gebru is freed without charge after being detained in the conflict-hit Tigray region on Monday.

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UK coronavirus live: Johnson says 'signs of second wave of pandemic' appearing in parts of Europe (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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' (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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' (218 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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BUDGET 2021 AT A GLANCE: The key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's speech  (0 minutes old)

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak got to his feet shortly after 12.30pm to deliver the crucial speech on his plans for taxation and spending as Britain recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince Philip's health is 'slightly improving' but his treatment 'hurts' (1 minute old)

Prince Philip is 'slightly improving' in hospital in London but 'hurts at moments' due to his treatment, Camilla has revealed today.

Budget 2021: Homebuyers react to Rishi Sunak's new mortgage guarantee scheme (3 minutes old)

Rishi Sunak's initiative will incentivise lenders to provide mortgages to first-time buyers as well as current home-owners with just 5 per cent deposits to buy properties worth up to £600,000.

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak unveils £407bn Covid recovery plan for UK economy (3 minutes old)

In a crucial Budget that will set the country's course for years, Rishi Sunak is extending the £53billion furlough scheme for an extra five months, as well as keeping self-employed and business bailouts.

Budget 2021 Live: Analysis, reaction and verdicts on the statement (4 minutes old)

With a fresh roadmap to get Britain out of lockdown, can the Chancellor strike the right balance to help families and businesses, but also deal with the huge strain the crisis has had on public spending?

Armed police smash 'rent-a-gun' gang in dawn raids on 11 addresses across London, Essex and Kent (6 minutes old)

In total, 10 people aged between 16 and 20 have been arrested after dawn raids were executed this morning. The operation was launched after a number of shootings and stabbings last year.

Coronavirus Germany: '90% of severely ill patients have migrant background' (8 minutes old)

Thomas Voshaar, the head doctor at a German lung hospital, said a survey of leading medics had found that many of the sickest patients were what he described as 'patients with communications barriers'.

Virgin Media is DOWN (9 minutes old)

Virgin Media appears to have crashed across the UK, leaving thousands of locked-down Britons working from home unable to get online.

Nicola Sturgeon on brink as two witnesses BACK Alex Salmond version of events (11 minutes old)

The First Minister slammed her predecessor for 'not a single word of regret' for 'inappropriate behaviour' towards women during his six hours of testimony at the Holyrood Inquiry last week.

Greece is hit by 6.9-magnitude earthquake (17 minutes old)

Greece was shaken by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake today which was felt in Athens and sent locals into the streets in Larissa close to where the tremor struck.

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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak vows to 'protect jobs and livelihoods' (30 minutes old)

The chancellor extends furlough for workers - and sets out plans to increase business taxes in his Budget.

Sturgeon 'had no reason to want to get' Salmond (1 hour 47 minutes old)

Scotland's first minister tells an inquiry that claims of a plot against her predecessor are "absurd".

Prince Philip 'slightly improving', says Camilla (10 minutes old)

Duchess of Cornwall says "we keep our fingers crossed", following the duke's 15th night in hospital.

Budget 2021: Business rates holiday extended to June (24 minutes old)

The chancellor's business rates holiday for England will run for another three months.

Meghan 'saddened' by bullying complaint report (1 hour 27 minutes old)

The claims in a newspaper article come days before the duchess's TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Budget 2021: Contactless card limit will rise to £100 (2 hours old)

The move, taking effect later this year, will more than double the current limit of £45.

Ant Middleton: SAS star labels Channel 4 'desperate' over sacking (2 hours old)

After his exit from SAS: Who Dares Wins, the star says the "woke patrol" had taken over the show.

Shaun Bailey: Tory mayoral candidate says universal income would be used for drugs (2 hours old)

London Tory mayoral candidate said people would buy "lots of drugs" with a universal basic income.

Covid: P&O extends halt to international holiday voyages (1 hour 35 minutes old)

The cruise firm said it planned to run "staycation" sailings around the UK instead.

'UK first' nuclear fusion plan for Nottinghamshire power station (1 hour 30 minutes old)

A Nottinghamshire power station is put forward as a possible site for a prototype reactor.

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Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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 (218 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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