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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.

The exiled Russian journalists challenging Kremlin censorship (9 hours old)

A punitive law has led to the mass exodus of journalists from Russia.

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.

Truss declares Macron a friend as pair forge working relationship (1 hour 48 minutes old)

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

Easter Island: Sacred statues damaged by fire (3 hours old)

Many of the enigmatic stone-carved statues are "totally charred" according to local authorities.

Adidas puts Kanye West Yeezy deal under review (1 hour 38 minutes old)

Earlier this week, the rapper and fashion designer wore a T-shirt that read "White Lives Matter".

Two Russians sail to Alaska seeking asylum in US (12 hours old)

Hundreds of thousands of men have fled Russia so they will not be conscripted to fight in Ukraine.

Saskatchewan suspect killed 11, including brother, police say (9 hours old)

Police say the brothers planned the rampage together, but one killed the other for reasons that remain unclear.

Biden issues federal pardons for 'simple possession' of marijuana (2 hours old)

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

Samsung warns of 32% hit to profits on chip slump (3 hours old)

Meanwhile, US chip maker AMD said its third quarter revenue would be $1bn less than forecasts.

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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 travel to parts of Spain; masks compulsory in Madrid (800 days old [28/07/20])

Three regions in Spain highlighted; global cases doubled in last six weeks; deaths worldwide pass 650,000Covid-19 still accelerating, warns WHO, as restrictions return in EuropeOutbreak in Xinjiang prompts fears of spread inside Uighur campsBerlin couple test positive for coronavirus after Manchester visitUK coronavirus updates – live 1.29pm BST 1.24pm BST Negligence 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 n[...]

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 affectedA Brexit hit is looming for sectors that have emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic, analysis by the London School of Economics suggests.The LSE report says Brexit will deliver a double shock to the economy – with business conditions worsening 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...

Madeleine McCann: German police search garden in Hanover (800 days old [28/07/20])

German officials had recently identified 43-year-old man as suspect in 2007 disappearanceGerman police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal in 2007 have been searching a garden plot in the northern city of Hanover in connection with their investigation, prosecutors said. 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[...]

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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