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Thailand attack: Country mourns after 37 killed, mostly children (2 hours old)

An ex-police officer killed at least 37 people at a childcare centre before killing himself and his family.

Ukraine war: Biden says nuclear risk highest since 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis (1 hour 38 minutes old)

Joe Biden says President Putin was "not joking" when he spoke of using tactical nuclear weapons.

UK defies climate warnings with new oil and gas licences (6 hours old)

More than 100 licences are expected to be granted for new fossil fuel exploration in the North Sea.

Elton John and Prince Harry sue Daily Mail publisher over 'privacy breach' (8 hours old)

Elton John, Prince Harry and other public figures take legal action against Associated Newspapers.

Truss declares Macron a friend as pair forge working relationship (7 hours old)

French president says he hopes for a "new phase" in relations after talks with UK prime minister.

Piers Morgan presses Nadhim Zahawi to apologise for UK market turmoil (6 hours old)

Broadcaster Piers Morgan presses the MP on Question Time to make a "simple apology" to Britons.

Ex-Met Police officer arrested over racist WhatsApp chat (7 hours old)

Rob Lewis had been suspended after a BBC investigation revealed he had been posting racist content on WhatsApp.

Homes face winter power cuts in worst-case scenario, says National Grid (11 hours old)

Cuts would probably occur at peak times and customers would be warned in advance.

Elon Musk: Twitter won't 'take yes for an answer' (8 hours old)

Twitter said it did not trust the billionaire's promises to proceed with the takeover.

Biden to pardon federal marijuana convictions (3 hours old)

The move brings Mr Biden closer to his campaign pledge to nationally decriminalise recreational cannabis.

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UK coronavirus live: Johnson says 'signs of second wave of pandemic' appearing in parts of Europe (800 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 (800 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 (800 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 (800 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' (801 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 (801 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 (800 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 (801 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 (801 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' (801 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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The hidden life of Britain's most hated woman Maxine Carr (1 hour 25 minutes old)

The first trailer for the new mini-series, Maxine, documenting the Soham murders through the eyes of killer Huntley's fiancée was released last week ahead of the broadcast on Monday on Channel 5.

New book claims Mick Jagger slept with two members of the Rolling Stones including Keith Richards (4 hours old)

ALISON BOSHOFF: A new book suggests that Rolling Stone Mick Jagger is not just a legendary ladies' man. He's also dallied with more men than is popularly realised.

David Dimbleby blasts the BBC's 'reluctance to criticise the royal family' (4 hours old)

The former Question Time presenter, 83, has accused the broadcaster of avoiding topics 'they feel their viewers will not like' after returning to cover the Queen's funeral last month.

Woman dies after she was found with head injuries in an alleyway (5 hours old)

The woman was found in a alleyway, pictured, in Scunthorpe on Saturday, October 1. She was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died as a result of her injuries on October 5.

People are less likely to try new experiences as they approach old age, research shows  (5 hours old)

Many of us savour the prospect of ticking off a 'bucket list' of things to do by the time we reach our twilight years.

Emmanuel Macron says EU-wide migration agreement is possible if Truss backs down on NI  (5 hours old)

France will allow Britain to strike an EU-wide migration deal only if Liz Truss backs down in the long-running Brexit row over Northern Ireland, senior French officials told the Daily Mail.

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs plans to make day monarch will be crowned a public holiday (5 hours old)

It comes as some sources have said that UK Government members were against a bank holiday because of their fears over growth.

Low humming plaguing locals remains a mystery after council probe draws a blank  (5 hours old)

It has driven locals to distraction for years, keeping them awake at night. But despite extensive tests, the 'Holmfield Hum's' cause could not be pinpointed by an official investigation.

Social care reforms should be delayed to avoid making 'perfect storm' worse, council chiefs warn  (5 hours old)

Last month, Health Secretary Therese Coffey announced a more generous means-testing system and a lifetime cap of £86,000 on care costs from next autumn.

Jeremy Clarkson fans blast 'jealous' locals after Diddly Squat Farm restaurant ordered to close (6 hours old)

Jeremy Clarkson fans were disappointed on Thursday as they arrived to find the Diddly Squat Farm restaurant and cafe closed by orders of the West Oxfordshire District Council.

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BBC News - UK

Social care: 'Jo's care will cost £1.5k a week - the system is broken' (1 hour 7 minutes old)

A BBC poll reveals peoples' worries about social care. So what is the new government going to do?

Homes face winter power cuts in worst-case scenario, says National Grid (11 hours old)

Cuts would probably occur at peak times and customers would be warned in advance.

Truss declares Macron a friend as pair forge working relationship (7 hours old)

French president says he hopes for a "new phase" in relations after talks with UK prime minister.

UK defies climate warnings with new oil and gas licences (6 hours old)

More than 100 licences are expected to be granted for new fossil fuel exploration in the North Sea.

Ex-Met Police officer arrested over racist WhatsApp chat (7 hours old)

Rob Lewis had been suspended after a BBC investigation revealed he had been posting racist content on WhatsApp.

Big Butterfly Count: Sightings worryingly low, say UK conservationists (5 hours old)

Conservationists say they expected this year's warm summer to be a much better one for butterflies.

Elton John and Prince Harry sue Daily Mail publisher over 'privacy breach' (8 hours old)

Elton John, Prince Harry and other public figures take legal action against Associated Newspapers.

NI Protocol dispute will not be resolved by 28 October, says Coveney (8 hours old)

If devolution is not restored by then, the NI secretary is obliged to set a date for a Stormont election.

Average five-year mortgage rate hits 12-year high (15 hours old)

Rates continue to rise as the chancellor meets the bosses of major UK banks and building societies.

Sickle cell: Black donors urged to give blood to help treat patients (16 hours old)

Demand is at record levels for blood to help people with the disease that mostly affects black people.

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World news | The Guardian

Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (800 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 (801 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 (801 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 (800 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 (800 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 (801 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 (800 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 (801 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 (800 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 (801 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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