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Chris Pincher suspension: Boris Johnson unaware of specific claims - minister (1 hour 56 minutes old)

Therese Coffey says the ex-Tory MP facing groping allegations was vetted before being promoted.

Ukraine war: Russia claims capture of eastern city Lysychansk (2 hours old)

Russia's military says it controls all of Luhansk region - but Ukraine does not confirm the claim.

Sydney floods: Tens of thousands told to evacuate (5 hours old)

Downpours and floods cause mass evacuations and at least one death in Australia's largest city.

British Grand Prix: Carlos Sainz wins after huge Zhou Guanyu crash (1 hour 25 minutes old)

Ferrari's Carlos Sainz takes his first Formula 1 victory at the end of an extraordinary British Grand Prix packed full of incident and drama.

Peter Brook: British stage directing great dies aged 97 (3 hours old)

His works, featuring theatre's most distinguished names, both enthralled and shocked audiences.

Taiwan: China attack not imminent, but US watching closely, says Gen Milley (9 hours old)

Top US general Mark Milley says China clearly is developing the capability to be able to attack Taiwan.

Egypt: Red Sea beaches close after deadly shark attack (2 hours old)

Two women tourists died after being attacked while swimming near the Egyptian city of Hurghada.

Ukraine blamed by Russia for deadly blast in border city of Belgorod (6 hours old)

Ukraine dismisses claims that its forces targeted homes in Belgorod in Russia, killing three people.

Firefighters tackle Bromley tower block fire (3 hours old)

Residents have been evacuated from the 17-storey building as 100 firefighters battle the flames.

Police drop probe into Patrick Grady harassment allegations (1 hour 26 minutes old)

The Glasgow North MP had been under investigation over claims dating back to 2016.

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The Guardian

UK coronavirus live: Johnson says 'signs of second wave of pandemic' appearing in parts of Europe (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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' (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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' (706 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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Adele's ex-husband Simon Konecki, son Angelo, and boyfriend Rich Paul seen together at her gig (5 hours old)

Adele's ex-husband, businessman Simon Konecki (left), and current boyfriend, sports agent Rich Paul (right), were seen together for the first time as they watched her perform in Hyde Park.

Nadine Dorries may cut cricket in trans row as Stokes can't play B-team but male-borns play women (8 hours old)

Nadine Dorries has threatened to cut funding for sports such as cricket and tennis if they fail to take action to stop male-born transgender athletes from competing against women.

EMILY PRESCOTT: Tony Blair's son Euan embroiled in planning row with his next-door neighbour (8 hours old)

EMILY PRESCOTT: Euan has had a planning row with Kensington Council and new neighbour Vinod Nair who had submitted plans to remodel his pile with a two-storey extension and new outbuilding.

Rupert Murdoch puts his woes aside to join his children for grand-daughter Charlotte Freud's wedding (9 hours old)

With his fourth divorce under way, you'd think a wedding would be the last place for Rupert Murdoch to forget his troubles. The media tycoon was never going to miss his granddaughter's big day.

Adele reveals backlash after she scrapped Vegas gigs left her feeling like 'a shell of a person' (15 hours old)

Adele has revealed how the 'brutal' fan backlash prompted by the cancellation of her Las Vegas residency in January left her feeling like a 'shell of a person'.

Most hated man on the internet: Charlotte Laws reveals her battle to bring Hunter Moore to justice (16 hours old)

It was a phone call every parent dreads. Charlotte Laws heard her daughter's voice tremble at the end of the line. And it took just four words to send her mind racing.

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN'S NOTEBOOK: It's right to keep the Palace 'bullying' report secret  (16 hours old)

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN'S NOTEBOOK: So, now we know for certain that the report on whether the Duchess of Sussex did or did not bully staff at Kensington Palace won't be made public.

Heart operation patients should be told they are at risk of deadly blood-eating bug (17 hours old)

Tens of thousands of patients who had heart valve operations as far back as 2005 should be alerted they are at risk of a potentially deadly blood-eating bug, it was warned last night.

Ukrainian woman whose bandaged eye and bloodied face were beamed around the world is running classes (17 hours old)

The mother, who is half-Russian, was left with glass lodged inside her right eye and hundreds of particles embedded in her skin following the assault on her home in the city of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine.

Damian Lewis seen enjoying lush summer party with US rock star Alison Mosshart (17 hours old)

The Eton-educated star was spotted smiling and chatting with US rocker Alison Mosshart as they travelled on a London Overground train last week, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

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BBC News - UK

Chris Pincher suspension: Boris Johnson unaware of specific claims - minister (1 hour 56 minutes old)

Therese Coffey says the ex-Tory MP facing groping allegations was vetted before being promoted.

Craig Mulligan: Call to publish Logan Mwangi killer's custody court papers (4 hours old)

Craig Mulligan moved in with Logan Mwangi's mother and partner days before the five-year-old was killed.

Firefighters tackle Bromley tower block fire (3 hours old)

Residents have been evacuated from the 17-storey building as 100 firefighters battle the flames.

Car lands on top of caravans after Glossop collision (5 hours old)

The fire service said nobody was injured in the incident at a caravan and motorhome showroom.

Boris Johnson's 40 new hospitals pledge faces watchdog review (17 hours old)

The Conservatives said in their 2019 election manifesto the facilities would be built by 2030.

Leo Varadkar says border poll not appropriate at this time (2 hours old)

Tánaiste (Irish deputy PM) says focus must be on getting NI's political institutions "up and running".

Peter Brook: British stage directing great dies aged 97 (3 hours old)

His works, featuring theatre's most distinguished names, both enthralled and shocked audiences.

Michael Buble fans angry at missing gig due to traffic chaos (2 hours old)

Fans demand refunds after getting stuck in queues on the way to the singer's stately home gig.

Connecting Hands care staff buy child items as 'no money available' (10 hours old)

Finance issues emerge at a children's home whose chief was touted to speak at money making webinars.

Boy, 14, arrested after woman raped at Manchester nightclub (5 hours old)

Police said they believed the woman and her friends had been offered drugs before the attack.

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World news | The Guardian

Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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 (705 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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