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After a night of searching, rescue crews are working FridayA to search for the 99 unaccounted for after a 12-story condominium building collapsed.


Derek Chauvin is being sentenced for the murder of George Floyd. Here"s what to know.
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:02:24 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Derek Chauvin was convicted of three counts of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd"s death. He"ll only be sentenced for the most serious crime.


The ATF"s failure to produce public records keeps the gun industry in the shadows
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:30:16 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Fulfilling even basic FOIA requests can take months or years. Sometimes the agency ignores them altogether.


Biden to meet with Afghanistan leaders amid Taliban resurgence, US troop withdrawal
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:00:07 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
President Joe Biden"s meetingA with Afghan PresidentA Ashraf Ghani comes asA U.S.-backed peace talks with the Taliban have stalled and troops are leaving


A lawsuit has been filed after the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida partially collapsed Thursday morning.


Vice President Kamala Harris will visit a CBP processing facility and will meet with local advocates during her trip to El Paso, Texas, on Friday.


My brother died by suicide two years ago. I am not who I used to be. And that"s OK.
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:15:51 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
I am acknowledging a loved one"s suicide for those who cannot. There is no deadline for grief, yet we"re expected to not make others uncomfortable.


Britney Spears is "speaking her truth." Are we listening?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:17:56 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Variations of these scenarios are happening everyday to women with less power and visibility than Britney Spears.


Conan O"Brien supersized the last episode of TBS" "Conan," with Jack Black and Will Ferrell on hand. O"Brien will move on to an HBO Max variety show.


Collapsed Miami condo had been sinking into Earth as early as the 1990s, researchers say
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:02:30 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The building had been sinking at an alarming rate - about 2 millimeters a year - according to a 2020 study.


College applications pour in because of optional ACT, SAT test scores amid COVID-19
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:00:23 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
College applications poured in for fall 2022, including at HBCUs, as students took advantage of optional test scores and the Common App.


Who will join Simone Biles at Olympics amid crowded field at US gymnastics trials?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:44:42 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The U.S. will send six women to the Tokyo Olympics: a four-person team; Jade Carey, who secured a nominative spot; and another individual athlete.


A Space Coast newspaper asked Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard to take a copy of the paper to the moon. Here"s how it happened. Drinks were involved.


No Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup since the 1993 Montreal Canadiens. The 2021 version of the team has a shot at ending that drought.


Climate change coverage ignores heavy impact of heat on cold deaths
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:21:28 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Too often news stories andA research focus only on the negative climate change impacts.


Two of the six are from Tucson, Arizona and face multiple felony charges related to the Jan. 6 riot in Washington, D.C.


After falling behind 2-0 yet again, Clippers coach Ty Lue called his key players with some motivation as soon as they got back to Los Angeles.


Tom Hiddleston"s Loki confirmed as Marvel"s first bisexual lead character
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:34:47 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Marvel"s Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, is the first bisexual queer lead character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See how fans reacted on Twitter.


For the seventh time this season, Major League Baseball had a no-hitter. But for the first time, more than one pitcher will get the credit.


Ed Sheeran transforms into glam vampire for "Bad Habits": Watch the new music video here
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:24:56 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Ed Sheeran is back and showing off some "Bad Habits," complete with a bloodthirsty look in his new music video.


Britney Spears is openingA up about why she remained silent onA her "abusive" conservatorship after giving a chilling statement in a hearing Wednesday.


Photos | This is what we know about the missing in condo collapse




The painstaking search for dozens of missing people continued Friday morning in the rubble of a partially collapsed residential building in South Florida as officials held out hope that others would be found under the mountain of debris.


Florida condo collapse: What witnesses say they saw
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:52:03 GMT
From rss.cnn
One man happened to be walking his dog. Another awoke to "an incredible bang" only to discover dust and debris outside his third-floor condominium.


Surfside: What we know about the building
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:26:33 GMT
From rss.cnn
Dozens of condominiums in a Surfside, Florida, residential tower were destroyed when part of the building collapsed early Thursday.




aC/ Polls show GOP willingness to subvert 2020 election aC/ Giuliani and Powell pushed election fraud so they could hobnob in DC, Dominion Voting Systems argues in court


aC/ Hospitals are stretched thin in the state with the largest proportion of the Delta variant of Covid infections


After a video was shared on social media showing the arrests Wednesday of two siblings by police in Rock Hill, South Carolina, state law enforcement officials are looking into the circumstances which have sparked two nights of protests.


Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who killed George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year, is set to be sentenced Friday to a potentially lengthy prison stay.


Harris set to visit US-Mexico border on Friday
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:00:58 GMT
From rss.cnn
Vice President Kamala Harris will visit El Paso, Texas, on Friday to visit a migrant processing center, following dogged criticism for not having visited the US-Mexico border and a rocky first foreign trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month.


CNN"s Anderson Cooper talks with conservative lawyer George Conway about former President Trump"s longtime adviser Rudy Giuliani"s suspension from practicing law in the state of New York.


Analysis: The unusual outbreak of civility on Capitol Hill
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:22:35 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Joe Biden is using words not heard in Washington for many a long year, like "trust," "consensus" and "compromise." He"s even convinced that "friends" on the other side of the nation"s deep political chasm will keep their word.


A Frenchwoman who has admitted to killing her abusive husband fainted with apparent shock and relief in court after hearing the sentence sought against her by prosecutors Friday.


British regulators are investigating whether Amazon and Google have broken consumer protection law by not doing enough to protect shoppers from fake product reviews.


Watch astronauts install a giant solar panel outside the space station
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 05:13:36 GMT
From rss.cnn
It"s the summer of new solar power on the International Space Station.


Opinion: My life growing up Black and trans in 1980s Atlanta
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:20:23 GMT
From rss.cnn
When I was 12 years old, I wore a pink shirt. Right before leaving the house, my stepfather stopped me at the door: "You shouldn"t wear that. It"s for girls and people will think that you"re gay. It"s bad enough if people think that you support them." His words were a stark lesson in gender expression. If I couldn"t even wear colors associated with girls, how in the world was I supposed to be able to ever tell my family I actually was a girl?


In life, he was a Bull Moose. Over one hundred years since his death, however, President Teddy Roosevelt is being bullied himself by woke activists who seek the erasure of some of America"s greatest icons and political leaders.


Cows escape meat packing plant and run loose in California city
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 01:46:22 GMT
From rss.cnn
A herd of cows tried to escape their fate at a meat packing facility, wreaking havoc on a southern California neighborhood before most were rounded up and returned to the facility, the Los Angeles County Sheriff"s Department (LASD) said in a statement.


Conan O"Brien says goodbye to late night
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:38:27 GMT
From rss.cnn
After nearly 30 years and a lot of hilariously bizarre moments, Conan O"Brien said goodbye to late night on Thursday night.


Pop superstar Britney Spears has apologized to fans for not being honest about the reality of her controversial conservatorship, saying she "was embarrassed to share what happened to me."


"I said those things for attention": Perez Hilton apologizes to Spears
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:03:01 GMT
From rss.cnn
Celebrity gossip blogger and podcast host Perez Hilton tells CNN"s Don Lemon he has regret over the way he treated Britney Spears in the past.


Balut is a dish that Kim Saira grew up eating with her grandmother and her cousins.


CeCe Telfer, an NCAA Division II track and field champion in 2019, is not allowed to compete in the women"s 400-meter hurdles US Olympic Trials because of her eligibility regarding testosterone levels, USA Track and Field said in a statement.


US golfer Lizette Salas opens up about mental health battle
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:13:57 GMT
From rss.cnn
US golfer Lizette Salas opened up about her mental health battle after taking a first-round lead at the KPMG Women"s PGA Championship.


There have now been seven no-hitters thrown this 2021 Major League Baseball season -- tying the modern-era record.


The couple who travel the world recreating movie scenes
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:01:50 GMT
From rss.cnn
After going on several big trips together as a couple, Robin Lachhein and Judith Schneider, both from Frankfurt, Germany, wanted to do something extra special for their next vacation.


The tragic love story behind Jackie Collins" house
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:09:39 GMT
From rss.cnn
The year after British novelist Jackie Collins died following a private battle with breast cancer in 2015, a listing went up for her 21,784-square-foot house -- an 8-bedroom Beverly Hills property inspired by the clean lines and Pop Art color blocking of David Hockney"s pool painting "A Bigger Splash."


Deserted Dubai Airport terminal comes back to life
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:31:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
Eighteen months ago, its terminals were teeming with transiting passengers or travelers arriving to enjoy some desert sunshine, then Dubai International Airport became a ghost of its former self.


Why Wall Street loves Joe Manchin right now
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:35:24 GMT
From rss.cnn
"We have a deal." Those words, from President Joe Biden on infrastructure spending, were enough to trigger a Wall Street celebration.


























This bill is a win-win for Democrats and Republicans
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 01:08:18 GMT
From rss.cnn
After many failed efforts, it may finally be infrastructure week in America. A bipartisan group of US Senators has agreed to a roughly $1.2 trillion package of infrastructure reforms that President Joe Biden said he will support. The package has a long way to go -- including more detailed discussions of the specific "pay-fors" or funding mechanisms for the reforms -- but the fact that the President has weighed in with his support increases the likelihood that success is on the horizon.












Three killed as tornado wreaks havoc in Czech Republic
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:51:04 GMT
From rss.cnn
At least three people have been killed and dozens injured after a rare tornado along with tennis ball-sized hailstones hit several villages in South Moravia, in the southeast of the Czech Republic, according to regional emergency services spokeswoman Michaela Bothova.




Iran Misses Deadline to Renew Nuclear Monitoring Pact With IAEA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:38:00 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The missed deadline complicates broader negotiations in Vienna to revive a nuclear accord with world powers

Dutch Prime Minister Challenges Hungaryas Orban to Leave the E.U. Over Anti-LGBTQ Law
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:05:22 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The furor comes after Hungaryas parliament approved legislation last week outlawing content for children that can be deemed to apromote homosexualitya

How a gay lifestyle blog, run in secret by a Chinese policeman, morphed into an app with 63 million LGBTQ members worldwide

Follow the latest updates from Westminster



Follow the latest updates



Judges say there should be adegree of tolerance to disruptiona caused by right to protest



AA says traffic was down at 22 per cent of pre-pandemic levels



aHypocrite Hancock should goa: Labour and Lib Dems call on Boris Johnson to sack health secretary



Minister has been hit with barrage of claims from Dominic Cummings and called apoor mana by the Queen



Health secretary gave adviser role at his department a but there was no public record of appointment



Labour has called for Matt Hancock to be sacked after he was photographed in a clinch with a female adviser at the Department of Health in breach of Covid safety guidelines.



Embrace of university friend Gina Coladangelo - captured on camera - follows controversy over her appointment to directoras role



aMost of the breeders Iam talking to are blaming the atmospheric conditions a possibly a solar storm above the clouds that created static in the atmosphere,a says pigeon fancier



What were the Covid rules at the time of Hancockas aembracea
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:45:35 GMT
From https:

According to Mr Hancock, asocial distancing rules are very important and people should follow thema



What did Matt Hancock say about Prof Neil Fergusonas sex scandal?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:31:50 GMT
From https:

Minister condemned scientific adviser after he was found to have arranged lockdown visits with lover



Gibraltar approves changes to strict abortion law in ballot
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:56:24 GMT
From https:
Voters in Gibraltar have endorsed legislative changes that will ease the British territoryas current ban on abortion


Gina Coladangelo met the health secretary when the two were at Oxford University



UK adds sunshine islands to agreen lista for free travel



Couple, 72 and 74, die in asuicide pacta at retirement village
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 01:14:03 GMT
From https:

aInseparablea pair were reportedly adetermineda not to go on in life after suffering health issues



aFor me to speak about what Iave learnt to be such a controversial issue will inevitably bring my bandmates more trouble,a musician says



Co-star Hannah Waddingham previously called filming the scene athe worst day of my lifea



The French electronic innovator brought rockers to the rave and humour to dance music, winning Grammys along the way, but heas temporarily hung up his leather jacket for a maximal, baroque solo album that has little regard for trends. Itas about time pop music was shaken up, he tells Sean Griffiths



aOf course Batman f***ing eats p***y!a said the filmmaker and comic-book writer



Itas all but confirmed



The transitions between tracks are magnificent, each outro sliding virtually undetected into the next track



Petition asks for Cordenas series to ado better in the futurea



As a new five-part podcast series charts the rise of Mr Carter and his debut album itself celebrates a milestone birthday, Yemi Abiade explains how a hustleras mentality and community spirit propelled the New York rapper to hip-hopas top table



Faye Winter: Who is Love Island 2021 contestant?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:11:10 GMT
From https:

aLove Islanda returns to ITV2 on Monday 28 June



Latitude Festival to go ahead at full capacity next month
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:07:57 GMT
From https:

Music festival is part of the governmentas Event Research Programme



aDid my invite get sent to the Dunphy house?a she asked Sarah Hyland



The Independentas new aLove Islanda interview series kicks off with the series four champ



Three actors starred together on Nineties series Freaks and Geeks



Rihanna adenied entry to New York bara because she didnat have ID
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:29:18 GMT
From https:

Viral video of the incident has been watched more than two million times



Singer-songwriter leaves a pilfered Bronski Beat synth to do the work



Music festivals have saved me so many times
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:27:03 GMT
From https:

Concluding our series of first-hand accounts of life in tents, Patrick Smith recalls the way that festivals such as End of the Road and Primavera have helped him through bad times, from heartbreak to grief to crushing depression



aImagine being too right wing to be in Mumford & Sons,a quipped one person



aPeople confuse bisexuality with, frankly, open relationships and polyamorya



The 78-year-old was rehearsing a fight scene



Singer described character as asassya and aswitched ona



aIam okay with whatever happened back then. It was a long time ago,a said the singer



Writer-director Harry Macqueenas film offers a humble reflection of all the near-impossible conversations and choices faced by families touched by dementia and terminal illness



Ed Sheeran confirms story behind daughteras unusual middle name
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:38:00 GMT
From https:

Musician just released a new single, aBad Habitsa



Bell was replaced by Emmy Raver-Lampman in role of Molly



Actor was originally cast as Frasieras producer, Roz Doyle



aPeople still need to acknowledge Black creators and not ignore us in any community that we partake in,a says one user



Magnus von Hornas film isnat a lazy diatribe against Gen Z or millennial narcissism a it positions both Sylvia and her followers as the ultimate victims of the internet itself





Jasmine Hartin was arrested again in Belize on Thursday, DailyMail.com can reveal.


The Crown casts Johnny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:59:03 +0100
From https:
In a "surprise" casting, Netflix chiefs have revealed he will play the Tory Prime Minister, who was in charge of the country from November 1990 and May 1997


The Health Secretary, 42, failed to deny claims of a secret long-term affair after extraordinary images revealed his passionate clinch withA millionaire lobbyist Gina Coladangelo, 43.


Public Health England"s report will give confidence that the Indian variant Covid crisis will be kept at bay once all restrictions are finally eased on July 19.


The Duke of Sussex will arrive at London Heathrow Airport this afternoon in time to serve out his "amber list" quarantine at Frogmore Cottage ahead of the unveiling on July 1 at Kensington Palace.


The interview, in which the Health Secretary said it was not possible for "Professor Lockdown" to keep his job after his secret love life emerged, comes as Mr Hancock is accused of his own affair.


The Health Secretary, 42, was caught on camera in a passionate clinch with millionaire lobbyist Gina Coladangelo, 43, who was brought in as a taxpayer-funded advisor in March last year.


Matt Hancock"s wife Martha leaves London home after affair claims
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:56:09 +0100
From https:
Martha Hancock got into a car outside their house in North London this morning asA claims emerged of an alleged affair between the Health Secretary and his closest aide Gina Coladangelo.


Calls for MI5 probe into leak of Matt Hancock footage
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:55:39 +0100
From https:
MI5 has been urged to probe where the footage of Matt Hancock in an apparent embrace with his adviser came from amid fears of a Whitehall security breach.


Report revealed a year ago that 12-story condo was SINKING and at risk
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:54:08 +0100
From https:
A report last year revealed that the 12-story condo building that killed one person and left 99 missing when it collapsed on Thursday was sinking and at risk before the horrific event.


Calculator created to "predict your risk of dementia"
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:53:21 +0100
From https:
The calculator uses "risk factors" to predict the onset of dementia within five years, which could be delayed or stopped with lifestyle changes, say the team from Ottawa Hospital in Canada.


China have published an image purporting to show Dong Jingwei, who is rumoured to have defected to the US, attending a meeting in Shanghai on June 23, prompting claims Beijing edited photo.


A naughty sea lion opened a gate and crashed an interview when a Chile resident was talking about them. There were more than 3000 sea lions on the beach, which was dubbed "plague of sea lions".


Gina Coladangelo works for the company her spouse Oliver Tress founded - while also being Mr Hancock"s closest aide. The mother of three, 43, is a major shareholder - as well as director.


Booster shots may NOT be needed this autumn, No10 adviser says
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:50:29 +0100
From https:
Professor Adam Finn, from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation - which advises No10, insisted top-up jabs may well be required for the very elderly and NHS workers.


Farmer hits out at fly-tippers that dumped an entire kitchen
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:45:20 +0100
From https:
A fridge, a separate freezer, a toilet and ample building material believed to be from a Manchester takeaway refit were dumped on Andrew Sharpe"s farm in Rixton, near Warrington, Cheshire.


GB News has endured a difficult since launching earlier this month, with a number of high profile brands pulling advertising.


Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley rejected then President Donald Trump"s suggestions of a violent military crackdown of civil unrest, including one suggestion by Trump for the military to "crack skulls"


In dramatic scenes on Friday morning, French prosecutor Eric Jallet said ValA(c)rie Bacot, 40, should not go to prison if she is found guilty of murdering her abusive husband Daniel Polette.


Matt Hancock is being probed by the Commons sleaze watchdog
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:31:02 +0100
From https:
Matt Hancock was referred to Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone over his links to a family firm that has won NHS contracts.


UK population grew at slowest rate in two decades in 2020
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:30:27 +0100
From https:
The UK"s population climbed above 67million for the first time ever last year, according to new data published by the Office for National Statistics.


They are ALL flying home
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:30:10 +0100
From https:
Thousands of birds failed to return home after races across Britain, and while some have still not emerged, others appeared hours or days after they were expected.


Ex-boxer Eric Tucker, whose works have been likened to LS Lowry, left school aged 14 without any qualifications and worked for the majority of his life as a builder inA Warrington, Cheshire.


"[The] team is taking additional time for pre-launch checkouts ahead of the Transporter-2 mission," from Florida, the company announced, without giving a new date for the trip.


Footage from the inside the Miami condo that collapse was posted on Twitter and shows debris falling before the footage shakes and the video shuts off.


Xavier Bettel,A the only openly gay leader at a summit of EU leaders yesterday, was among those who launched blistering attacks on Hungary"s Viktor Orban over the new legislation.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Corden and his team said the Duke of Sussex, 36, contacted them about appearing on the Late Late Show earlier this year.


Bhavna Patel, a 38-year-old British and US citizen, her husband Vishal Patel, 42, and their one-year-old daughter Aishani remain unaccounted for.


Why the allure of Italian cars remains as strong as everA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:00:03 +0100
From https:
Although Italy remains off limits for a holiday, we can at least admire its cars at all prices - from classic and current Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Maseratis, to sporty Alfa Romeos and affordable Fiats.


Dodgy number plates are the most common illegal vehicle modification
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:59:27 +0100
From https:
Gloucestershire tops the list of locations with the highest proportion of offences for illegal vehicle modifications. In total, some 13,720 drivers were fined APS100 for number plate offences in 2020.


Figures from the National Audit Office show that while 724,000 patients tested positive for Covid-19 between November and April, only 625,000 were reached and asked for their close contacts.


An advert for the event promised "free flowing pints, pumping tunes and silly sixes" as students, many in fancy dress, took over Edgbaston"s Hollies Stand with no regard for social distancing rules.


Josie Jolley, 25, from Brighton, was told a jury would not believe her story because she held hands with her alleged attacker, "undermining" a potential case.


The tornado swept across the Czech Republic"s southern border and reduced houses to rubble and overturned cars in scenes officials have described as being "like in warzone".


Becky Lane, 34, and her partner Adam, 33, lives in Surrey with their two children. They spent three months renovating the house they bought in February for APS610,000 with a budget of APS1,550.


Henry, five, Leo, seven, and their nine-year-old step-sister Lola, from Wallsend, North Tyneside, were so moved by the Duke of Edinburgh"s funeral that they penned a letter to the Queen.


The genes in human DNA that code for proteins that interact with coronaviruses were analysed by an international team of researchers led from the University of Queensland in Australia.


Leading Seaman Andrew Hallimond, 39, had claimed he was paying the teenager a "compliment" for playing well in the basketball game when he smacked her on the behind.


Marc, 42, and Nikki Tibballs, 40, who live inA Slough, Berkshire, were unable to conceive naturally, but fell pregnant with twins during their final round of IVF, funded by their wedding guests.


Holidaymakers will be able to return from the popular holiday destinations without being forced into quarantine for 10 days when arriving back in the UK.


Chocolate in the morning may help burn fat, study claimsA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:16:19 +0100
From https:
Starting the day with chocolate could have "unexpected benefits" by helping to burn fat and reduce blood glucose levels, scientists at Brigham and Women"s Hospital in Boston said.


Tracey Smith and her husband Jim, from Grimsby, flew back from Dubai and checked in at the Courtyard by Marriott London City Airport for 11 nights on May 11.


Hilarious memes shared online today include Matt Hancock"s face pasted over Little Britain"s seedy politician character Sir Norman Fry and as a contestant in the dating show Love Island.


Airline bosses say new green list "does NOT go far enough"
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:02:01 +0100
From https:
Grant Shapps announced last night that the Balearic islands - Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca - along with Madeira, Grenada, Barbados, and Bermuda have all been downgraded from amber to green.


Restaurateur Henry Dimbleby said that the levy on burgers, steaks, ham and sausages "may be necessary" in the long term, in a draft report.


Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov accused Washington and London of trying to incite conflict in the Black Sea by failing to accept Crimea as a part of Russia.


The British delegation have been offered fast-tracked jabs so their stars can be fully vaccinated before visiting Japan for the Olympic Games taking place there this summer.


Grant Shapps hits back at Angela Merkel over EU quarantine plans
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:48:04 +0100
From https:
Grant Shapps today hit back at Angela Merkel over her plans to force all Britons travelling to the EU to quarantine.


Rising inflation threatens to dampen consumer confidence
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:42:39 +0100
From https:
The Bank of England revealed it thinks inflation will rise above 3 per cent by the end of the year, but price rises could dent confidence, GfK suggests.


The supermoon, which happens when our natural satellite is in its closest point in its orbit with Earth, reached peak brightness just before sunset last night, but the weather obscured it in the UK.


The Foreign Secretary is said to have been in a "dispute" with Defence Secretary Ben Wallace over the route taken through the Black Sea by HMS Defender earlier this week.


Leo Latifi, nine, was killed after unsecured 6ft tall wooden lockers fell onto him at Great Baddow High School inA Chelmsford, Essex, in May 2019. The school has been fined APS28,000.


Size 24 mother sheds 9 STONE with the help of a gastric bandA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:16:10 +0100
From https:
Chantelle Rickford, 30, from Northwood, London, weighed 22st at her heaviest. The mother who would eat takeaways and fast food for every meal of the day, has dropped four dress sizes.


Most of us can differentiate between foods that are good for us, and those empty in nutritional value. But evidence is emerging that when we eat can be as important as what we put in our mouths.


The Galleri test, described as the "holy grail" for cancer, detects the disease early in healthy people and NHS officials believe it has the potential to save thousands of lives every year.


Matt Hancock"s wife Martha leaves London home after affair claims
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:15:17 GMT
From https:
Martha Hancock got into a car outside their house in North London this morning asA claims emerged of an alleged affair between the Health Secretary and his closest aide Gina Coladangelo.


The Crown casts Johnny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:14:58 GMT
From https:
In a "surprise" casting, Netflix chiefs have revealed he will play the Tory Prime Minister, who was in charge of the country from November 1990 and May 1997


A naughty sea lion opened a gate and crashed an interview when a Chile resident was talking about them. There were more than 3000 sea lions on the beach, which was dubbed "plague of sea lions".


The Health Secretary, 42, failed to deny claims of a secret long-term affair after extraordinary images revealed his passionate clinch withA millionaire lobbyist Gina Coladangelo, 43.


The interview, in which the Health Secretary said it was not possible for "Professor Lockdown" to keep his job after his secret love life emerged, comes as Mr Hancock is accused of his own affair.


Gina Coladangelo works for the company her spouse Oliver Tress founded - while also being Mr Hancock"s closest aide. The mother of three, 43, is a major shareholder - as well as director.


The Duke of Sussex arrived at London Heathrow Airport this afternoon in time to serve out his "amber list" quarantine at Frogmore Cottage ahead of the unveiling on July 1.


Matt Hancock is being probed by the Commons sleaze watchdog
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:02:22 GMT
From https:
Matt Hancock was referred to Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone over his links to a family firm that has won NHS contracts.


Jasmine Hartin was arrested again in Belize on Thursday, DailyMail.com can reveal.


Public Health England"s report will give confidence that the Indian variant Covid crisis will be kept at bay once all restrictions are finally eased on July 19.


The Health Secretary, 42, was caught on camera in a passionate clinch with millionaire lobbyist Gina Coladangelo, 43, who was brought in as a taxpayer-funded advisor in March last year.


A report last year revealed that the 12-story condo building that killed one person and left 99 missing when it collapsed on Thursday was sinking and at risk before the horrific event.


Calculator created to "predict your risk of dementia"
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:53:21 GMT
From https:
The calculator uses "risk factors" to predict the onset of dementia within five years, which could be delayed or stopped with lifestyle changes, say the team from Ottawa Hospital in Canada.


China have published an image purporting to show Dong Jingwei, who is rumoured to have defected to the US, attending a meeting in Shanghai on June 23, prompting claims Beijing edited photo.


Booster shots may NOT be needed this autumn, No10 adviser says
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:50:29 GMT
From https:
Professor Adam Finn, from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation - which advises No10, insisted top-up jabs may well be required for the very elderly and NHS workers.


Farmer hits out at fly-tippers that dumped an entire kitchen
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:44:19 GMT
From https:
A fridge, a separate freezer, a toilet and ample building material believed to be from a Manchester takeaway refit were dumped on Andrew Sharpe"s farm in Rixton, near Warrington, Cheshire.


GB News has endured a difficult since launching earlier this month, with a number of high profile brands pulling advertising.


Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley rejected then President Donald Trump"s suggestions of a violent military crackdown of civil unrest, including one suggestion by Trump for the military to "crack skulls"


In dramatic scenes on Friday morning, French prosecutor Eric Jallet said ValA(c)rie Bacot, 40, should not go to prison if she is found guilty of murdering her abusive husband Daniel Polette.


UK population grew at slowest rate in two decades in 2020
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:30:27 GMT
From https:
The UK"s population climbed above 67million for the first time ever last year, according to new data published by the Office for National Statistics.


They are ALL flying home
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:30:10 GMT
From https:
Thousands of birds failed to return home after races across Britain, and while some have still not emerged, others appeared hours or days after they were expected.


Ex-boxer Eric Tucker, whose works have been likened to LS Lowry, left school aged 14 without any qualifications and worked for the majority of his life as a builder inA Warrington, Cheshire.


"[The] team is taking additional time for pre-launch checkouts ahead of the Transporter-2 mission," from Florida, the company announced, without giving a new date for the trip.


Footage from the inside the Miami condo that collapse was posted on Twitter and shows debris falling before the footage shakes and the video shuts off.


Xavier Bettel,A the only openly gay leader at a summit of EU leaders yesterday, was among those who launched blistering attacks on Hungary"s Viktor Orban over the new legislation.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Corden and his team said the Duke of Sussex, 36, contacted them about appearing on the Late Late Show earlier this year.


Bhavna Patel, a 38-year-old British and US citizen, her husband Vishal Patel, 42, and their one-year-old daughter Aishani remain unaccounted for.


Why the allure of Italian cars remains as strong as everA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:00:03 GMT
From https:
Although Italy remains off limits for a holiday, we can at least admire its cars at all prices - from classic and current Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Maseratis, to sporty Alfa Romeos and affordable Fiats.


Dodgy number plates are the most common illegal vehicle modification
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:59:27 GMT
From https:
Gloucestershire tops the list of locations with the highest proportion of offences for illegal vehicle modifications. In total, some 13,720 drivers were fined APS100 for number plate offences in 2020.


Figures from the National Audit Office show that while 724,000 patients tested positive for Covid-19 between November and April, only 625,000 were reached and asked for their close contacts.


An advert for the event promised "free flowing pints, pumping tunes and silly sixes" as students, many in fancy dress, took over Edgbaston"s Hollies Stand with no regard for social distancing rules.


Josie Jolley, 25, from Brighton, was told a jury would not believe her story because she held hands with her alleged attacker, "undermining" a potential case.


The tornado swept across the Czech Republic"s southern border and reduced houses to rubble and overturned cars in scenes officials have described as being "like in warzone".


Becky Lane, 34, and her partner Adam, 33, lives in Surrey with their two children. They spent three months renovating the house they bought in February for APS610,000 with a budget of APS1,550.


Henry, five, Leo, seven, and their nine-year-old step-sister Lola, from Wallsend, North Tyneside, were so moved by the Duke of Edinburgh"s funeral that they penned a letter to the Queen.


The genes in human DNA that code for proteins that interact with coronaviruses were analysed by an international team of researchers led from the University of Queensland in Australia.


Leading Seaman Andrew Hallimond, 39, had claimed he was paying the teenager a "compliment" for playing well in the basketball game when he smacked her on the behind.


Marc, 42, and Nikki Tibballs, 40, who live inA Slough, Berkshire, were unable to conceive naturally, but fell pregnant with twins during their final round of IVF, funded by their wedding guests.


Holidaymakers will be able to return from the popular holiday destinations without being forced into quarantine for 10 days when arriving back in the UK.


Chocolate in the morning may help burn fat, study claimsA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:16:19 GMT
From https:
Starting the day with chocolate could have "unexpected benefits" by helping to burn fat and reduce blood glucose levels, scientists at Brigham and Women"s Hospital in Boston said.


Tracey Smith and her husband Jim, from Grimsby, flew back from Dubai and checked in at the Courtyard by Marriott London City Airport for 11 nights on May 11.


Hilarious memes shared online today include Matt Hancock"s face pasted over Little Britain"s seedy politician character Sir Norman Fry and as a contestant in the dating show Love Island.


Airline bosses say new green list "does NOT go far enough"
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:02:01 GMT
From https:
Grant Shapps announced last night that the Balearic islands - Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca - along with Madeira, Grenada, Barbados, and Bermuda have all been downgraded from amber to green.


Restaurateur Henry Dimbleby said that the levy on burgers, steaks, ham and sausages "may be necessary" in the long term, in a draft report.


The British delegation have been offered fast-tracked jabs so their stars can be fully vaccinated before visiting Japan for the Olympic Games taking place there this summer.


Grant Shapps hits back at Angela Merkel over EU quarantine plans
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:48:04 GMT
From https:
Grant Shapps today hit back at Angela Merkel over her plans to force all Britons travelling to the EU to quarantine.


Rising inflation threatens to dampen consumer confidence
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:42:39 GMT
From https:
The Bank of England revealed it thinks inflation will rise above 3 per cent by the end of the year, but price rises could dent confidence, GfK suggests.


The supermoon, which happens when our natural satellite is in its closest point in its orbit with Earth, reached peak brightness just before sunset last night, but the weather obscured it in the UK.


The Foreign Secretary is said to have been in a "dispute" with Defence Secretary Ben Wallace over the route taken through the Black Sea by HMS Defender earlier this week.


Leo Latifi, nine, was killed after unsecured 6ft tall wooden lockers fell onto him at Great Baddow High School inA Chelmsford, Essex, in May 2019. The school has been fined APS28,000.


Size 24 mother sheds 9 STONE with the help of a gastric bandA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:16:10 GMT
From https:
Chantelle Rickford, 30, from Northwood, London, weighed 22st at her heaviest. The mother who would eat takeaways and fast food for every meal of the day, has dropped four dress sizes.


Most of us can differentiate between foods that are good for us, and those empty in nutritional value. But evidence is emerging that when we eat can be as important as what we put in our mouths.


The Galleri test, described as the "holy grail" for cancer, detects the disease early in healthy people and NHS officials believe it has the potential to save thousands of lives every year.


Katie Davies, fromA Staffordshire, was a size 22-24 at the age of 21 after piling on the pounds as a teenager. She went on to lose 12st after having surgery.


Patel has become concerned about officers commenting on politics, and believes it is often unclear that the government, rather than the police, decides policy.


Conan O"Brien ends 28-year late night run with emotional monologue
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:28:11 GMT
From https:
O"Brien said: "My advice to anyone watching right now is it is not easy to do but try and do what you love with people you love and if you can manage that, it"s the definition of heaven on earth."


The Crown casts Johnny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:27:22 GMT
From https:
In a "surprise" casting, Netflix chiefs have revealed he will play the Tory Prime Minister, who was in charge of the country from November 1990 and May 1997


Rescue teams hunting for survivors recovered the bodies of three more victims overnight Thursday.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Corden and his team said the Duke of Sussex, 36, contacted them about appearing on the Late Late Show earlier this year.


The Duke of Sussex arrived at London Heathrow Airport this afternoon in time to serve out his "amber list" quarantine at Frogmore Cottage ahead of the unveiling on July 1.


Virgin Galactic said there are still three test flights to go from New Mexico before it takes the first commercial astronauts to space next year, but getting approval from the FAA is an important step.


Biden whispered his solution for companies struggling to find workers while taking questions from the press about the $953 billion infrastructure deal carved out with Senators.


President Biden has been branded racist after claiming Latinx Americans are afraid of getting vaccinated out of fear of deportation in a speech in North Carolina on Thursday.


The report that detailed that the Champlain Towers South building was sinking before its horrific collapse had described other areas in Miami Beach where buildings could be at risk of collapse


Jasmine Hartin was arrested again in Belize on Thursday, DailyMail.com can reveal.


A report last year revealed that the 12-story condo building that killed one person and left 99 missing when it collapsed on Thursday was sinking and at risk before the horrific event.


Calculator created to "predict your risk of dementia"
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:53:21 GMT
From https:
The calculator uses "risk factors" to predict the onset of dementia within five years, which could be delayed or stopped with lifestyle changes, say the team from Ottawa Hospital in Canada.


China have published an image purporting to show Dong Jingwei, who is rumoured to have defected to the US, attending a meeting in Shanghai on June 23, prompting claims Beijing edited photo.


Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro and assistant coaches Chris Quinn and Eric Glass rushed to the scene of a building collapse in Miami Beach on Thursday to hand out essential supplies.


The suggestions were put forward in a report, which was released on Wednesday, as part of theA FAA"s Drone Advisory Committee"s efforts to make the aviation industry more inclusive.


Iran"s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday received his first dose of the domestically produced coronavirus vaccine as the country battles the Middle Easts deadliest outbreak.


Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley rejected then President Donald Trump"s suggestions of a violent military crackdown of civil unrest, including one suggestion by Trump for the military to "crack skulls"


Harris, 56, boarded an Air Force Two on Friday morning to travel to El Paso, Texas, from Maryland, in her first visit to the US-Mexico border since becoming Vice President five months ago.


The president ofA Paraguay"s sister-in-law and her family are among the 99 people currently unaccounted for in Miami after the 12-story apartment building collapsed overnight.


"[The] team is taking additional time for pre-launch checkouts ahead of the Transporter-2 mission," from Florida, the company announced, without giving a new date for the trip.


Footage from the inside the Miami condo that collapse was posted on Twitter and shows debris falling before the footage shakes and the video shuts off.


Bhavna Patel, a 38-year-old British and US citizen, her husband Vishal Patel, 42, and their one-year-old daughter Aishani remain unaccounted for.


The tornado swept across the Czech Republic"s southern border and reduced houses to rubble and overturned cars in scenes officials have described as being "like in warzone".


Henry, five, Leo, seven, and their nine-year-old step-sister Lola, from Wallsend, North Tyneside, were so moved by the Duke of Edinburgh"s funeral that they penned a letter to the Queen.


The genes in human DNA that code for proteins that interact with coronaviruses were analysed by an international team of researchers led from the University of Queensland in Australia.


Chocolate in the morning may help burn fat, study claimsA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:16:19 GMT
From https:
Starting the day with chocolate could have "unexpected benefits" by helping to burn fat and reduce blood glucose levels, scientists at Brigham and Women"s Hospital in Boston said.


The supermoon, which happens when our natural satellite is in its closest point in its orbit with Earth, reached peak brightness just before sunset last night, but the weather obscured it in the UK.


Most of us can differentiate between foods that are good for us, and those empty in nutritional value. But evidence is emerging that when we eat can be as important as what we put in our mouths.


Mariam Taha Thompson sobbed as she was sentenced on Wednesday in Washington"s federal court. She sobbed that she"d forgotten who she was in her pursuit of love in old age.


Giavanna Diesso, 14, was rescued by fire fighters after she was trapped inside a bank vault turned dressing room at a store in Port Jefferson after her younger brother closed the door and it locked shut.


Wendy Williams has sparked outrage yet again, after saying "death to" Britney Spears" father Jamie and mother Lynn after her shocking testimony.


Amanda Eckstein and Phil Werner"s pregnancy pictures in Cincinnati, Ohio, were ruined in the best way by their horse Buckshot, who decided to steal the spotlight and ham it up.


Princess Charlene of Monaco, 43, posted the minute-long video to Instagram alongside the caption: "Happy anniversary Albert. Thank you for the blessing of our beautiful children."


The birth certificate, uncovered by US news site TMZ , has Prince Harry"s last name as "HRH" and his first as "The Duke of Sussex".


People from across the UK have taken to Mumsnet to reveal the pettiest things that annoy them most about other parents - despite knowing they are "pathetic" things to get wound up about. .


In the ITV documentary Diana, which aired last night, journalist and friend of the late royal Richard Kay, revealed that he"d recently spoken to heart surgeon Hasnat Khan about Panorama.


Online shoppers reveal the weirdest things they"ve spotted for sale
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:41:04 GMT
From https:
Shoppers from around the world have been sharing the most ridiculous items they found for sale in stores, with BoredPanda collating the most unusual into a viral online gallery.


Tucker Carlson said the CDC director is downplaying the risks of COVID vaccines in the 12 to 17 age bracket, which have been most susceptible to cases of heart inflammation.


Commander Vincent Owen, the captain of HMS Defender has warned the Kremlin that he will do whatever is required to protect the 240 crew of men and women serving on his ship.


Former Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday he was proud to certify the results of the 2020 election, one of his most forceful departures from former President Donald Trump yet.


If the Medal of Honor was awarded for bravery in the tourism industry, crocodile guide "Guido" in Costa Rica would surely be in the running for one.


JAN MOIR: Prince Harry is back in the UK (or will be very soon), returning to the scene of the crime and quarantining at Frogmore before the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue next week.


Can YOU find the lost teddy bear in this baby-themed brainteaser?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:50:47 GMT
From https:
The baby-themed puzzle, created by UK lifeA insurance comparison site Reassured, features a jumble of baby accessories and clothes scattered across a blue background.


Revealed! The best interior design for your star signA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:43:23 GMT
From https:
UK-based experts at Hammonds Furniture have offered tips on the best way to decorate your bedroom based on your zodiac sign. For example, a confident Leo should opt for Hollywood glam.


Liberal-leaning outlets have continued to ignore scandals about the president"s son, including claims he may have accidentally spent his father"s money on an escort in 2018.


Tucker Carlson said its mind boggling that Britney Spears is prevented from having kids but "mentally ill vagrants wiping their butts on your lawn" during Thursday night"s show.


A statue of George Floyd installed in Brooklyn was vandalized Thursday with white supremacist graffiti less than a week after it was installed. Police said they are treating it as a possible hate crime.


Black and Latino children are much more likely to develop MIS-C, a rare inflammatory syndrome caused by COVID-19. Black children represented 46 percent of MIS-C patients at a D.C. hospital.


Biden praised Harris for her work "at the border" just two days ahead of her first trip there as criticism mounts over her failure to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in her first 90 days in charge of the crisis.


President Joe BidenA toured a mobile vaccine unit in North Carolina on Thursday while Jill Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci surprised people at a drive-up clinic in Florida.


Researchers at the NIH estimate that 17 million Americans caught Covid in the early months of the pandemic at time when only three million cases were diagnosed.


The footage, released by Russia"s coastguard last night, seems to give a deck-eye view of the incident from one of the two patrol vessels which harassed HMS Defender in the Black Sea.


A new study has suggested it might be time to dump the hair dye - if you can find a way to chill out.


Britney Spears is reportedly feeling "hopeful" for change after speaking out against her "abusive" conservatorship testimony on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court.


Vice President Kamala Harris boarded Air Force Two from Joint Base Andrews just before sunrise.


...plus Bosch season 7, False Positive, Wolfgang and more!


FAA clears Virgin Galactic to fly passengers to space
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:48:28 -0400
From https:
Virgin Galactic announced Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration cleared the company to fly passengers to space, a major step toward the launch of commercial operations.


Channing Tatum shares first photo of daughter Everlyas face
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:40:25 -0400
From https:
He shares Everly with ex-wife Jenna Dewan.


5 people, including 3 teens, shot outside Bronx graduation party: cops
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:35:12 -0400
From https:
The violence unfolded minutes before 1 a.m in Unionport.


Florida woman with broken pelvis reportedly pulls daughter from rubble
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:27:07 -0400
From https:
Angela Gonzalez and her daughter, Devon, 16, fell from the ninth floor to the fifth floor.


For Mary J., making her 1994 masterpiece was about more than selling records a it was about saving her life.


Death toll rises to 4 as bodies removed from collapsed condo
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:15:46 -0400
From https:
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue continued to remove bodies from the rubble of the partially collapsed Champlain Towers. While there are still many people unaccounted for family members hope to reunite with loved ones.


Angry ex-girlfriend sets $31,000 motorcycle on fire
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:55:13 -0400
From https:
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Police in Bangkok, Thailand, arrested arson suspect Kanok Wan, 36, for allegedly dousing her ex-boyfriend"s motorcycle with gasoline and lighting it on fire a after he refused to get back with her. See the fiery footage plus the ashy aftermath here.


No-hitter No. 7: Cubs blank Dodgers, tie MLB season record
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 02:15:15 -0400
From https:
LOS ANGELES a Zach Davies and three Chicago Cubs relievers combined for the seventh no-hitter in the majors this year, blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night and tying the record for most in a single baseball season since 1900. The Dodgers drew eight walks, getting at least one from each Cubs pitcher, but...


Four suspects sought for vandalizing George Floyd statue in NYC
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 02:05:23 -0400
From https:
The recently unveiled statue was defaced around 4 a.m. on June 24, 2021 by four suspects now sought by police. The vandals painted aPatriot Fronta on the inscription.


Teen parents charged after infant dies of cocaine ingestion
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 01:58:38 -0400
From https:
Teenage parents from South Carolina are facing homicide charges after authorities determined their infant died of cocaine ingestion, a report said.


Scott Mayfield has come long way to play ahugea role for Islanders
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 01:34:04 -0400
From https:
Scott Mayfield scored one of the biggest goals of his teamas season Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup semifinals.


Paul George propels Clippers to Game 3 win over Suns
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 01:00:32 -0400
From https:
LOS ANGELES a Paul George scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in a dominant third quarter, beating newly returned Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns 106-92 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. The Clippers cut their series deficit to 2-1, ending the Suns" franchise-record playoff winning...


Biden claims aLatinxa slow to get vaccinated due to deportation fear
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:47:04 -0400
From https:
During an appearance in Raleigh, North Carolina, President Joe Biden claimed "Latinx" people are less likely to receive the COVID vaccine over fears of deportation.


Crook casually steals pricey Pomeranian puppy from NYC pet store
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:39:32 -0400
From https:
A puppy pilferer walked into a busy NYC pet store on June 22, 2021 and stole a $3,000 Pomeranian puppy. According to security cameras, the man went into a restricted area to get the pooch and then left the store.


76ers fans may never forget Ben Simmonsa epic fail, says Reggie Miller
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:05:18 -0400
From https:
aPhilly fans have long memories,a Miller said Thursday afternoon on a conference call.


A driver broke through the fence surrounding LAX on June 24, 2021, while Prince Harry was getting on a flight bound for London to unveil a statue of the late Princess Diana with his brother.


Reggie Miller: Knicks are aa superstar awaya from being true contender
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:01:38 -0400
From https:
In the wake of the franchiseas first playoff appearance since 2013, New York is now faced with the challenge of achieving a period of sustained success and avoiding a return to the abyss.


While McAfee claimed to be jetting around to Belarus and hoaxed an arrest in Norway for wearing a thong as a mask, he was actually staying in theA Daurada Park Hotel in Catalonia.


Farmer hits out at Cheshire fly-tippers that dumped an entire kitchen
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:23:08 GMT
From https:
A fridge, a separate freezer, a toilet and ample building material believed to be from a Manchester takeaway refit were dumped on Andrew Sharpe"s farm in Rixton, near Warrington, Cheshire.


The Duke of Sussex arrived at London Heathrow Airport this afternoon in time to serve out his "amber list" quarantine at Frogmore Cottage ahead of the unveiling on July 1.


Queen Letizia of SpainA visits a traditional students residenceA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:21:08 GMT
From https:
Queen Letizia of Spain, 48, presided over a meeting at Students Residence in Madrid today. She donned a floral blouse with white trousers, while recycling her Macarena espadrilles.


Distraught friends and family are "praying for a miracle" after 99 people went missing when a 12-storey apartment block collapsed in Miami in the early hours of Thursday.


A naughty sea lion opened a gate and crashed an interview when a Chile resident was talking about them. There were more than 3000 sea lions on the beach, which was dubbed "plague of sea lions".


Biden whispered his solution for companies struggling to find workers while taking questions from the press about the $953 billion infrastructure deal carved out with Senators.


It"s the happening Sydney high street home to trendy bars, op shops and exotic restaurants - and it has been cleaved in two by Gladys Berejiklian"s latest lockdown.


A report last year revealed that the 12-story condo building that killed one person and left 99 missing when it collapsed on Thursday was sinking and at risk before the horrific event.


Calculator created to "predict your risk of dementia"
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:53:21 GMT
From https:
The calculator uses "risk factors" to predict the onset of dementia within five years, which could be delayed or stopped with lifestyle changes, say the team from Ottawa Hospital in Canada.


China have published an image purporting to show Dong Jingwei, who is rumoured to have defected to the US, attending a meeting in Shanghai on June 23, prompting claims Beijing edited photo.


Another dozen venues have been added to Sydney"s growing list of high-risk exposure sites on Friday afternoon as the city prepares to enter a week-long lockdown at midnight.


Iran"s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday received his first dose of the domestically produced coronavirus vaccine as the country battles the Middle Easts deadliest outbreak.


In dramatic scenes on Friday morning, French prosecutor Eric Jallet said ValA(c)rie Bacot, 40, should not go to prison if she is found guilty of murdering her abusive husband Daniel Polette.


Students and staff at a primary school in Sydney"s eastern suburbs have been plunged into isolation after two pupils tested positive to coronavirus.


As residents in Sydney"s eastern suburbs begin their seven-day lockdown from 11.59pm tonight, some of Australia"s most prominent celebrities are making the most of their last hurrah.A


Footage from the inside the Miami condo that collapse was posted on Twitter and shows debris falling before the footage shakes and the video shuts off.


Xavier Bettel,A the only openly gay leader at a summit of EU leaders yesterday, was among those who launched blistering attacks on Hungary"s Viktor Orban over the new legislation.


A desperate search is underway for 12-year-old Milina Wilks who was last seen at Plumpton Marketplace on Thursday afternoon.


The tornado swept across the Czech Republic"s southern border and reduced houses to rubble and overturned cars in scenes officials have described as being "like in warzone".


Becky Lane, 34, and her partner Adam, 33, lives in Surrey with their two children. They spent three months renovating the house they bought in February for APS610,000 with a budget of APS1,550.


The genes in human DNA that code for proteins that interact with coronaviruses were analysed by an international team of researchers led from the University of Queensland in Australia.


Locked-down Sydneysiders WILL get cash payout coronavirus
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:15:23 GMT
From https:
Workers who have lost shifts as a result of Sydney"s snap week-long lockdown will be eligible for payments of up to $500 weekly - if they meet certain criteria.


Beetle with gigantic "Kim Kardashian" lashes shocks Aussie
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:04:33 GMT
From https:
The "Kim Kardashian beetle" (pictured) is better known as feather-horned beetle. It was found by Jenny Stamp, 45, in Western Australia.


Sydney"s latest outbreak, which has caused 42 infections and led to mandated mask-wearing, was sparked by a limo driver who was unvaccinated and not wearing an N95 mask.


James Middelton, 34, proved he looks just as good in the great indoors today as he dressed up withA fiancA(c)e Alizee Thevenet to attend theA Bvlgari Magnifica Gala dinner at Spencer House.


Size 24 mother sheds 9 STONE with the help of a gastric bandA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:16:10 GMT
From https:
Chantelle Rickford, 30, from Northwood, London, weighed 22st at her heaviest. The mother who would eat takeaways and fast food for every meal of the day, has dropped four dress sizes.


Most of us can differentiate between foods that are good for us, and those empty in nutritional value. But evidence is emerging that when we eat can be as important as what we put in our mouths.


Amanda Eckstein and Phil Werner"s pregnancy pictures in Cincinnati, Ohio, were ruined in the best way by their horse Buckshot, who decided to steal the spotlight and ham it up.


Princess Charlene of Monaco, 43, posted the minute-long video to Instagram alongside the caption: "Happy anniversary Albert. Thank you for the blessing of our beautiful children."


One profession is topping the league table of advertised salaries in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT, with average pay levels of $150,000 being offered.


People working and living in four Sydney LGAs were told to stay home - but that trigger word "lockdown" wasn"t mentioned. Read some of the sharp and funny responses to Friday"s new Covid rule.


The birth certificate, uncovered by US news site TMZ , has Prince Harry"s last name as "HRH" and his first as "The Duke of Sussex".


Heavy rainfall will move from north-western Western Australia all the way across to Queensland leaving most of the state completely soaked.


People from across the UK have taken to Mumsnet to reveal the pettiest things that annoy them most about other parents - despite knowing they are "pathetic" things to get wound up about. .


A young architecture graduate, Kushagra Jhurani, who sent over 200 unsuccessful job applications went to unusual lengths to find work - and his courageous daily vigil worked.


Footage shows rival England and Scotland supporters chanting at each other from opposite sides of Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire last week before it took a violent turn.


In the ITV documentary Diana, which aired last night, journalist and friend of the late royal Richard Kay, revealed that he"d recently spoken to heart surgeon Hasnat Khan about Panorama.


Gibraltar"s new law allows an abortion up to 12 weeks into pregnancy if a woman"s mental or physical health is at risk - such as in cases of rape or incest - or if foetuses have fatal physical defects.


The Victorian couple who tested positive to Covid-19 after a 1,900km road trip from Victoria through NSW to Queensland were handed $1000 fines by NSW Police today.


Online shoppers reveal the weirdest things they"ve spotted for sale
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:41:04 GMT
From https:
Shoppers from around the world have been sharing the most ridiculous items they found for sale in stores, with BoredPanda collating the most unusual into a viral online gallery.


Ben Roberts-Smith has denied demanding his mistress video herself taking a pregnancy test after she told him she was going to have their child.


Why a significant number of Australians say they will never retire
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:38:24 GMT
From https:
A majority of Australians are still working at the age of 65, with new data showing a significant shift in just three years. A growing number of people aged over 50 now fear they will never retire.


A school teacher known for her elaborate meal prepping and hearty yet healthy recipe ideas has shared a comforting dish sure to warm up your Friday night.


Throughout the pandemic the NSW premier has tried to keep businesses open and preserve personal freedoms while her counterparts in Queensland, Victoria and WA have shut down.


If the Medal of Honor was awarded for bravery in the tourism industry, crocodile guide "Guido" in Costa Rica would surely be in the running for one.


Louana Waldhuter, 24, uses the technique to make breakfast, lunch and dinner before heading to work at an Adelaide hospital.


JAN MOIR: Prince Harry is back in the UK (or will be very soon), returning to the scene of the crime and quarantining at Frogmore before the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue next week.


Israel Folau will be free to play rugby League on the Gold Coast with the Southport Tigers after negotiating a release with French Super League side Catalan Dragons.


Can YOU find the lost teddy bear in this baby-themed brainteaser?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:50:47 GMT
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The baby-themed puzzle, created by UK lifeA insurance comparison site Reassured, features a jumble of baby accessories and clothes scattered across a blue background.


An outlaw bikie from Sydney"s west has avoided more time behind bars after footage emerged of him bashing a man outside a suburban apartment block.


Revealed! The best interior design for your star signA
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:43:23 GMT
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UK-based experts at Hammonds Furniture have offered tips on the best way to decorate your bedroom based on your zodiac sign. For example, a confident Leo should opt for Hollywood glam.


A top Australian bartender has offered his ultimate guide to the perfect food and rum pairingsA - and the "correct" way to drinking the spirit.


The experts from Australian lifestyle company Bed Threads have revealed how often you should be cleaning your mattress to eliminate dirt and dead skin cells.


A giant new suburb near Brisbane for more than 10,000 people will help home the influx of people moving to Queensland due to overpriced houses and Covid-19 in NSW and Victoria.


The Health Secretary skipped a constituency event after the allegations emerged but has now released a statement.


Europe roaming charges: what each phone network will cost you abroad
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:26:13 +0000
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EE and O2 are bringing back roaming fees for Europe following Brexit.


These galaxies are so far away that we"re seeing them as they were 13 billion years ago.


Pregnant women could be offered APS400 in vouchers if they quit smoking
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:12:25 +0000
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They"ll be made to take biochemical tests to prove they have really given up.


Green list travel: Are clubs open in Ibiza?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:11:54 +0000
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Time to party... or not?


aWhite Privilegea? Nice try. We all know who is really to blame
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:10:40 +0000
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Think about it for a minute, if the term white privilege was outlawed tomorrow, would education for white working class kids improve?


Lee Wright has been remembered with a striking enhanced image 19 years on from his murder as he watched an England World Cup game.


Holidays UK: When is the next travel review?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:03:11 +0000
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Brits are hoping that more popular destinations will make it onto the green list.


It claims the amount of congestion on roads will increase by 11% by 2050.


Man, 61, dies after falling from fishing boat off coast of Scotland
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:23:29 +0000
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A mayday distress call was sent by a third crew member after the tragedy in the Inner Hebrides.


Who is Gina Coladangelo, Matt Hancockas aide?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:02:03 +0000
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Gina also works at Oliver Bonas, which is owned by husband Oliver Tress.


Ho Van Lang, now 49, lived in the Vietnamese jungle with just his dad and brother.


No booking in advance is needed at the sites, which include football stadiums, theatres, supermarket car parks and shopping centres.


The Health Secretary has been accused of cheating on his wife with his closest aide.


Man filmed climbing out of moving car and trying to push over cyclist
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:42:05 +0000
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Witnesses were shocked at the unprovoked attack.


A health and safety investigation found numerous faults.


It"s been described as "like winter in June" by doctors.


Cases of Delta variant rise by more than 35,000 in just one week
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:39:16 +0000
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It comes as the Government prepares to lift restrictions fully on July 19.


Earliest known shark attack victim was this 3,000-year-old skeleton
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:26:09 +0000
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A Tiger shark inflicted at least 790 deep, serrated injuries to the man who was alive during the attack.


BIG WEDDINGS ARE BACK a Hereas what you need to know
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:19:30 +0000
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BIG WEDDINGS ARE BACK - Here"s what you need to know


HRH was given as Harry"s last name on the document, while the Duke of Sussex was listed as his first.


British mum among 99 still missing after building collapses in Miami
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:54:18 +0000
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Rescuers are desperately searching the rubble for signs of life after dozens of survivors have been pulled from the wreckage.


CCTV appears to show the Health Secretary in a passionate embrace with Gina Coladangelo, who he hired in March last year.


Police car chase on LA runway just as Prince Harry boards plane to UK
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:52:26 +0000
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He is returning to London to unveil a new statue of Princess Diana on would have been her 60th birthday.


Windows 11: Microsoft unveils redesigned and asimplera operating system
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:46:47 +0000
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The software giant made the announcement through a virtual event ironically plagued with technical issues.


Deliveroo riders are anot workersa, court rules
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:25:16 +0000
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The ruling has sky-rocketed the value of investors" shares.


Flight prices to Ibiza and Majorca treble after green list announcement
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 05:52:10 +0000
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The travel industry is warning there"s still too much uncertainty to save the summer.


Do children and people with two Covid vaccines need to self-isolate?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 03:00:00 +0000
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Do the rules still apply for fully vaccinated people?


Hancock issues statement after photos emerge of him kissing adviser Gina Coladangelo

The Labour party chair, Anneliese Dodds, has responded to Matt Hancockas statement and once again called for him to resign or be sacked.

aHe set the rules. He admits he broke them. He has to go,a she said in a tweet.

He set the rules. He admits he broke them. He has to go.

If he wonat resign, the PM should sack him. https://t.co/OaelBn0shV

My colleague Peter Walker has this context on Gina Coladangelo and her controversial appointment to position of aide last year:

In November last year, Labour complained about apparent cronyism after it emerged that Gina Coladangelo, the head of marketing at the Oliver Bonas retail chain and a university friend of Matt Hancock, was first made an unpaid adviser at the DHCS and then a non-executive director, a part-time role paid APS15,000 a year.

Related: Matt Hancock apologises after photos show him kissing aide

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UK facing summer of food shortages due to lack of lorry drivers
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:03:00 GMT
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Loss of 100,000 hauliers due to Covid and Brexit will cause food arolling power cutsa, experts warn

The country is facing a summer of food shortages likened to a series of arolling power cutsa because of a loss of 100,000 lorry drivers due to Covid and Brexit, industry chiefs have warned.

In a letter to Boris Johnson they have called for an urgent intervention to allow eastern European drivers back into the country on special visas, similar to those issued to farm pickers, warning that there is a acrisisa in the supply chain.

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UK Covid travel rules could change at short notice, warns minister
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:39:04 GMT
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As some travel restrictions are eased, Grant Shapps refuses to say he would book foreign holiday now

The UK transport secretary has refused to say he would book a foreign holiday for himself and his family yet, even as travel restrictions are eased for several destinations.

Grant Shapps warned anyone looking to travel abroad that the rules could change at short notice after Malta, Madeira and the Balearic islands, among others, were added to the list of countries from which travellers could return without having to quarantine.

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Drug firms giving MPs ahiddena funding, research shows
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:10:11 GMT
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Pharmaceutical industry has ahidden web of policy influencea over dozens of all-party parliamentary groups

Drug companies are giving groups of MPs and peers that campaign on health issues hundreds of thousands of pounds a year in ahiddena funding that could hand them aundue influencea, research has found.

The pharmaceutical industry has built up a ahidden web of policy influencea over dozens of all-party parliamentary groups (APPGs) at Westminster by making hundreds of anon-transparenta payments to them, as part of the industryas wider effort to lobby those in power, researchers claim.

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Calls for inquiry into deaths of asylum seekers in Glasgow
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:55:05 GMT
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Grassroots group encourages locals to mark first anniversary of Park Inn Hotel attack

Calls for an inquiry into a series of asylum seeker deaths are intensifying as Glaswegians prepare to mark the first anniversary of the tragic events at the Park Inn Hotel, where a Sudanese man stabbed six people before being shot dead by police.

Pinar Aksu from Refugees for Justice, a grassroots group that formed in response to the events of last June, is helping to organise an act of remembrance at George Square, Glasgow, on Saturday, encouraging locals to bring flowers and candles.

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Protesters who blockaded London arms fair have convictions quashed
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:29:14 GMT
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Supreme court ruling on disruption at ExCel Center in 2017 is hailed as an affirmation of right to protest

Four demonstrators who formed a blockade outside a London arms fair have had their convictions quashed by the supreme court, in what has been hailed as an affirmation of the right to protest.

Nora Ziegler, Henrietta Cullinan, Joanna Frew and Chris Cole were charged with highway obstruction after using alock-ona devices to block an approach road to the ExCel Centre in Docklands, east London, when it hosted the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in 2017.

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  • Biden releases federal funds after 12-storey building collapsed
  • Rescue crews hampered overnight by heavy rain and lightning

The death toll in a Miami building collapse rose to four on Friday morning a day after a 12-storey condominium slumped into rubble on the south Florida Atlantic coast.

Related: aThereas just too much at riska: Arizona closes parks to prevent extreme wildfires

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Diagnostic tool being piloted by NHS England shows aimpressive resultsa in spotting tumours in early stages

A simple blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before any clinical signs or symptoms of the disease emerge in a person is accurate enough to be rolled out as a screening test, according to scientists.

The test, which is also being piloted by NHS England in the autumn, is aimed at people at higher risk of the disease including patients aged 50 or older.

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Driving licence deal offers relief for Britons living in France
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:36:59 GMT
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Agreement reached over recognition of UK licences issued before 2021 and acertificate of exchangea system

French and UK authorities have reached agreement on the recognition of British driving licences in France, removing a major source of post-Brexit concern for thousands of UK nationals who feared being left without a valid licence.

Paris announced late last year that although short-term visitors could continue to use British licences after the Brexit transition period, residents would need to apply to exchange theirs for a French one before 31 December 2021, or take a French test.

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The most commercialised show on British television has signed up nine official partners

Love Island has netted ITV more than APS12m in revenues even before the first episode of the new series of the hit reality show airs on Monday, as sponsors and advertisers rush to attach themselves to the most commercialised show on British television.

With uncertainty over Covid restrictions scuppering holidays abroad for a second successive year, the arrival of the feelgood summer juggernaut could not be more perfectly timed to tap into a viewer and advertising boom.

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Prevalence in England rises from 1 in 520 to 1 in 440 in a week; surge in infections is blow to Israel after successful vaccine rollout

The Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, has said the Delta variant is aspreading freely in communities right across Walesa.

The number of confirmed cases has more than doubled from nearly 500 to around 1,100 in the last week, he said during a press conference in Cardiff, according to PA Media.

Around 1 in 220 people in Scotland are estimated to have had coronavirus last week, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the highest level since February.

The figures for the week to 19 June, reported by PA Media, are a significant rise from the previous week when 1 in 600 were estimated to have Covid-19.

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Regional government welcomes green list status but calls for Spain to set astrict and safea entry rules

Authorities in the Balearic islands a the only Spanish region to be added to the UKas green list for quarantine-free travel a are calling on the central government to tighten controls for holidaymakers arriving from the UK.

Last month Spain began allowing in British travellers without the need to provide a negative Covid test. The move, aimed at wooing back some of the more than 18 million British tourists who visited prior to the pandemic, contrasts with the growing push for tighter restrictions on UK tourists in the EU in light of the rapid spread of the Delta variant.

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  • Andy Anson: aPeople have right to choose but itas not helpfula
  • BOA had said it was on track to ensure all were vaccinated

The British Olympic Association is still trying to convince some athletes to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before the Tokyo Olympics next month, the BOA chief executive, Andy Anson, said.

Related: Mo Farah in agood shapea for last-ditch shot at Olympic qualification

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Televised congressional investigation looks at political decisions that lead to crisis that has killed half a million

A congressional inquiry into Brazilas disastrous response to the coronavirus pandemic has found mounting evidence that Jair Bolsonaroas administration committed acrimes against lifea, according to the senior politician leading the investigation.

Launched in April to scrutinize the governmentas handling of a crisis that has killed half a million citizens, the nationally televised investigation is digging into the political decisions that led up to one of the cruelest moments in the countryas history.

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Football thriving in Wales as Bale and co raise Euro 2020 hopes
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:14:46 GMT
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More children playing football than rugby, and streets will be empty as national team take on Denmark

One lad was wearing an FC Barcelona shirt and another a Swansea City top. But the vast majority of the young footballers training on the pristine 3G pitch as a salty breeze whipped in from Carmarthen Bay were in the vivid red of their local semi-pro club, Llanelli Town AFC, or that of the Welsh national shirt.

Eight-year-old Noah paused for a chat and named his favourite players as the Welsh teamas poster boys, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey. aTheyare both brilliant,a he said. aItas great to watch them in the Euros.a

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Young TikTok users are sharing their passion for books with millions a bringing titles they love to life online and reshaping the publishing world, all in under a minute

In August 2020, Kate Wilson, a 16-year-old from Shrewsbury, posted on the social media video platform TikTok a series of quotes from books she had read, athat say I love you, without actually saying I love youa. Set to a melancholy soundtrack, the short video plays out as Wilson, an A-level student, holds up copies of the books with the quotes superimposed over them. aYou have been the last dream of my soul,a from A Tale of Two Cities. aWhatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same,a from Wuthering Heights. aEvery atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own,a from Jane Eyre. It has been viewed more than 1.2m times.

Wilsonas TikTok handle, @kateslibrary, is among the increasingly popular accounts posting on #BookTok, a corner of TikTok devoted to reading, which has clocked up 9.6bn views and counting, and has been described as the last wholesome place on the internet. Here, users a predominantly young women a post short videos inspired by the books they love. Those that do best are fun, snappy takes on literature and the experience of reading. aBooks where the main character was sent to kill someone but they end up falling in love,a from @kateslibrary. aThings that bookworms do,a from @abbysbooks. aWhen you were 12 and your parents caught you crying over a book,a from @emilymiahreads.

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Lorde: aIam not a climate activist. Iam a pop stara
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 05:00:17 GMT
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She quit social media, embraced the feral and grieved for her beloved dog. Now rejuvenated, Lorde is back with a nature-inspired new album a though she tells our writer thereas a sinister side to its sunniness


Lorde, in case it wasnat obvious, has made her name on glorification. Ella Yelich-OaConnor was an aristocracy-obsessed 16-year-old when her imperiously cool debut album, 2013as Pure Heroine, elevated suburban New Zealand adolescence to pop echelons in which those kids had never previously seen themselves. In 2017, Melodrama cast post-breakup hedonism in glittering synths, dramatising one fabulous night on the cusp of adulthood as if it were Greek tragedy.

Her forthcoming third album, Solar Power, has humbler origins, especially for a songwriter who likes describing inspiration as adivinea. The loose, sunny instrumentation a inspired as much by Crosby, Stills & Nash as Nelly Furtado a mirrors a shift within the 24-year-old. aWhen I got my dog, all of a sudden youare literally picking up shit, cleaning up vomit and not caring,a she says cheerfully, video-calling from the start of a jet-lag-addled workday in Los Angeles.

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The National Trust is encouraging Abergwesyn commoners to swap sheep for cattle, protecting environmentally crucial peat

Even in midsummer, the hills above the market town of Rhayader in mid Wales should be so soggy that a walk results in unpleasantly damp hiking socks. aIt ought to feel really squelchy here,a said the National Trustas Alan Kearsley-Evans. aTen or 20 years ago youad have been ankle deep. Now your feet stay dry.a

Kearsley-Evans is general manager for a sprawling patch that includes the well known peaks of the Brecon Beacons and beaches of the Gower peninsula, but it is his work trying to help restore the much less familiar peat uplands of Abergwesyn common that he believes may be the most important.

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UK pop pilgrimages: from Paul McCartneyas Kintyre to Giggsas Peckham
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:30:22 GMT
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With festivals looking thin on the ground, why not visit the places that have inspired some of our best songs and greatest bands, including Pulp, the Undertones and a| Cliff Richard

Your desire to be among dramatic Scottish scenery where mist may or may not roll in from the sea will depend on at least some appreciation for Paul McCartney and Wingsa 1977 hit Mull of Kintyre. Naff as its faux-Scots stylings may be, its emotion is pure, romanticising Maccaas back-to-basics rural bolthole, High Park farm a his life-saving sanctuary from Beatlemania.

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Iam as wearied by the pandemic as the next person, but anti-maskers donat know what theyare missing

Now that he has left the tender embrace of the select committee, Dominic Cummings has taken to a is the word explaining? a himself to paying subscribers via Substack. In the unlikely event that you are not prepared to part with cash to hear what the hobgoblin of chaos is currently divulging, here is the gist:

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Whether youare off to the Balearics or Bournemouth, hereas how to keep your luggage as light as possible a while still taking everything youall need


I always travel with a roll of bright orange duct tape. If your suitcase lock breaks, duct tape will hold it together. Suitcase cracked? Duct tape to the rescue. Need to label an item as your property? Use duct tape and a Sharpie pen. Small injuries? Secure with duct tape until you can get first aid. Broken sandals? Crank up the style with your luminous duct tape. Believe me, itas better than anything youall find in duty free.
Jimmy Hamilton, retired, Ontario

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The Danish directoras new Oscar-winning film Another Round is about a group of teachers who dedicate themselves to getting drunk. He talks about losing control, patching up his friendship with Lars von Trier and the death of his daughter

Thomas Vinterberg looks back on the past six months with disbelief. aI made a film about four white, middle-aged, semi-fat men teaching their students to drink. I didnat think it would survive.a Instead, Another Round swept the award ceremonies (best foreign language film at the Oscars and Baftas; best film at the European film awards and London film festival), and proved a spectacular box office success in his native Denmark when it opened between Covid restrictions. Vinterberg is a boyish 52-year-old, with an open smile and chestnut hair that has a touch of gel. A priestas cassock hangs from the bookcase behind his chair. It is easy to overlook the cassock but, like Chekhovas gun, it fires in the final act.

Vinterberg admits his film evolved in the making. aThe initial idea was to be provocative. We wanted to celebrate alcohol and drinking. But that idea hit reality. It is a film about the generation divide. I hope it is a film about how we care for one another.a Another Round opens with a title card quoting the Danish philosopher SA,ren Kierkegaard: aWhat is youth? A dream. What is love? The dreamas content.a This thought comes alive as golden youths are seen racing around a lake on an idyllic summeras day, carrying crates of beer that they must finish as a team. It is a summer bacchanal, drawn from real life. aBoth of my oldest daughters took part in the Lake Run,a Vinterberg says. aWhen I described it to American friends, they were shocked. They listened to the rules: the winners are the first to finish the crate. They wanted to know, was I OK with this? How could I tell them, actually, I was kind of proud?a

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The channel has brought groundbreaking diversity to our screens. Itas doubtful a profits-driven owner would do the same

So, yet again the government is considering the privatisation of Channel 4, and this time it sounds like the threat is serious. What would British public service broadcasting gain and lose if this asset was sold off?

Channel 4 was a brilliant creation of the Thatcher government. It is owned by the state but costs the taxpayer nothing, earning its revenues through advertising and some sponsorship. While it is run commercially, it makes no profit, channelling its revenues back into programmes.

When it came into being, nearly 40 years ago, broadcasters made their own programmes. Channel 4 was different. Even Channel 4 News is not actually made by Channel 4; rather, it is commissioned by the channel. As a result, the new station brought into being a raft of independent television companies that have formed a massively successful industry worth billions a year. All the hit programmes the channel has made are owned by the independent TV companies that make them. These companies sell those brands around the world, bringing significant revenue to the UK but not to Channel 4 itself. In a world of TV titans, Channel 4 is a minnow that does not own the rights to its own shows. So, on the face of it, selling it off to a big company that can invest makes some sense.

But while other broadcasters do now commission significant proportions of their programmes from independent companies, Channel 4 remains the only broadcaster that commissions all its programmes, nurturing many smaller regional companies and ones owned by people from diverse backgrounds. Itas difficult to see why any outfit that bought the channel would want to do the same. The government could lay down all sorts of rules to protect the channelas output and the independent sector, but over time I fear a major company would pressurise the government to reduce those undertakings.

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The divisive style of Britainas most dominant incompetent may lose its appeal as his voters feel their incomes shrinking

Until last weekas Chesham and Amersham byelection, politics seemed incredibly easy for Boris Johnsonas Conservatives. However disastrously they governed, the political outcomes a in opinion polls, elections, and control of the national conversation a were consistently favourable. Johnson has arguably been Britainas most dominant incompetent ever.

In our often-sour old democracy, politics is supposed to be difficult, especially for parties in their second decade in office, when disillusionment has usually set in. But the government has seemingly defied this convention, as it has so many others.

One of the keys to its unlikely ascendancy has been a willingness to pick fights. Liberals, lefties, lawyers, remainers, antiracists, Scottish nationalists, the EU, Channel 4, the BBC, even the Oxford students who voted to take down a photo of the Queen a no potential enemy has been too large or too small, it seems, for the government to leave it in peace.

You could say there has been a frankness about this appetite for confrontation. In some ways politics is always about conflict, between interest groups and philosophies as well as parties. Before Johnson, prime ministers such as Tony Blair and David Cameron often sought to play these conflicts down a aWeare all in this together,a as Cameron liked to say a in order to appeal as widely as possible. Yet since 2015 the Conservatives have found that they can win elections with the strong support of only a few large sections of the population, principally older white voters and inhabitants of rural and smalltown England.

Out of this realisation the Johnson governmentas strategy of confrontation has emerged. Overseen by his trusted adviser Munira Mirza a a former member of the abrasive but surprisingly rightwing Revolutionary Communist party, who is now head of the Downing Street policy unit a this strategy claims that the best way to mobilise these groups of sometimes anxious and resentful voters is to tell them that their country and values are being undermined by subversive forces.

As a government source recently told the website Tortoise: aBoris thinks that he and Munira are in the same place on this as the vast majority of the public, and that every time there is another row about statues or Churchill or white privilege, another Labour seat becomes winnable.a If the Conservatives capture the west Yorkshire seat of Batley and Spen from Labour next week, as is widely expected, then the Tory culture warriors will feel further vindicated.

Their aggression seems to bewilder what remains of centrist Britain. From the Tory remainers who lost their seats in the 2019 election to Keir Starmer, with his ineffectual aconstructive oppositiona, our politics is strewn with reasonable people who havenat come to terms yet with its change of tone.

The media have been much happier. Confrontational ministers attract audiences, from Twitter to the Today programme. Meanwhile the rightwing press, which has been picking fights with liberals and lefties for decades, seems delighted to see the Conservatives so wholeheartedly joining in. In their coordination of attack lines, the relationship between the party and these newspapers feels as close as it has ever been.

This aggression also seems to suit the times. Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, much of our politics has been a search for scapegoats, for people to blame for the ending of the relative prosperity and stability of the 90s and 2000s. Attacking the liberal left is a good way of drawing attention away from the real causes of todayas deep environmental and economic crises: Conservative free-market capitalism and the consumer appetites of voters themselves.

And yet there is something a bit too neat and self-satisfied about this Tory strategy. There are no magic potions in politics: the effects of new tactics always wear off after a while. The unexpected loss of the Tory citadel of Chesham and Amersham to the Lib Dems may be a sign that aggression is starting to repel. Voters there preferred Sarah Green, a remainer who emphasised her record of ahelping individuals facing injusticea. After years of polarised, exhausting politics, it would not be a surprise if voters elsewhere also began to find less divisive figures appealing again. The relatively consensual politics of the 90s and 00s was itself partly a reaction against the red-toothed Conservatism of the Thatcher era, with its constant hunger for athe enemy withina.

At the G7 in Cornwall this month, there was another sign that Tory aggression may be reaching its useful limits. Johnsonas plans to use the gathering as an advertisement for aGlobal Britaina were partly ruined by his governmentas argument with the EU over Northern Ireland. Like all rows between Britain and the EU, this may play well with Tory voters. But to see it in only those terms is shortsighted and parochial. Not all politics is national; relations with other countries also matter. If Britain is seen as untrustworthy in trade negotiations, that will affect the economy and ultimately votersa incomes.

Blair sometimes made the mistake as premier of trying to reduce politics to the governmental, to efficient administration. Johnson is making a different but equally large error: trying to reduce politics to the electoral. And as he may discover if the post-Brexit trade deals he promised donat happen, elections can be influenced by external factors. Culture wars and government flag-waving may attract new voters, but they may melt away if a clumsily nationalistic foreign policy makes it harder for them to pay their bills.

By picking fights, the Conservatives also assume that their chosen enemies are weak and will remain so. Yet the balance of forces in a society isnat static. Todayas left-leaning millenials, so derided by the Tories, will become decisive voters in future elections, like generations of young people before them. Unless they drastically change their views, itas hard to see what Conservatism can offer them.

Finally, all the current, outwardly-directed Tory aggression feels like a premonition of a or a way of delaying a the battles likely to come within Conservatism itself: between its northern and southern voters, its free-spending ministers and fiscally cautious ones, its free-marketeers and economic interventionists, its reactionaries and social liberals. In Chesham and Amersham, some of these tensions burst into the open, and the Tory vote disintegrated.

Divisive politics, when itas successful, is about drawing lines: between your party and an electorally sufficient mass of supporters, on the one side, and your enemies on the other. Johnsonas government is doing that well for now. But if lines start being drawn within your own party, politics gets harder. When that happens a and the Toriesa acrimonious history since Thatcher suggests it soon will a Johnsonas days of easy dominance will feel like a distant world.

Andy Beckett is a Guardian columnist

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Some draw strength from excluding others, but that is wrong, and we have seen fine examples of togetherness at the Euros

A European Championship always reflects the way we in Europe shape our lives together. Four things in particular have stood out to me so far in this tournament. On 12 June the continent felt close to a Danish football player. Christian Eriksen had to be resuscitated on the pitch. His teammates, who immediately formed a circle around him, intuitively knew how to stand by him in this stressful situation. It was palpable how much his privacy was worth to them and they protected his dignity in a difficult hour. It was an enormously moving event.

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Even before the pandemic nightlife was struggling, but then venues closed their doors for over year

Itas a stark fact: Britainas nightclubs have been closed for about 66 weeks and their owners are facing an ever-worsening crisis.

Since the pandemic hit, and social distancing measures have meant that night life has no longer been viable, MPs have rightly warned that this economic and cultural pillar risked extinction without government support, but they were not heeded.

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She sang of innocence and experience, but was muffled when she went off script. At her explosive court appearance this week, Britney has reclaimed her voice

The saying goes that pop stars are forever frozen in time at the age they became famous. Despite the lasting iconography of the schoolgirl outfit she wore in the video for her debut single, 1998as a| Baby One More Time, this has somehow never felt true of Britney Spears, whose first four albums painted a convincing picture of evolving girlhood.

She was naive and lovestruck on her 1999 debut, and gained power and self-awareness on 2000as Oops! a| I Did It Again. Released in 2001, Britney was the first album that Spears, then 19, co-wrote: it juxtaposed her sexuality (Iam a Slave 4 U) with her frustration at being treated like a child (Iam Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman). Two years later, In the Zone revelled in eroticism and experimentation, reflected in a more adventurous sound.

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The cityas historic waterfront is at risk of being overshadowed by banal flats and offices. National government must step in

Britain could next month become only the second country in the world to have a monument stripped of world heritage status by Unesco. That monument is Liverpoolas magnificent waterfront. And, as if to brush off this shame, Boris Johnson and his government intend to put another site in danger too, at Stonehenge. Does anyone care?

Stonehenge is merely the symbol of a minor but total collapse in British government. For some 50 years, local and central authorities have feuded over how to add two lanes to the A303 where it passes within sight of the stones. Hour-long traffic jams along the route are said to build up at weekends. Now the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, clearly drunk on money, wants to blow a staggering APS1.7bn on a two-mile tunnel near the site. This would deprive drivers of even a glimpse of the stones as they pass, all to sanitise a particular view from them for some paying visitors. Given the risk of damage to ancient sites and artefacts, I am not sure that would be of great solace to Unesco, and it is insane expenditure.

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Italyas pint-sized forward, their pocket battleship, their tyro, Lorenzo Insigne, has been speaking ahead of the Austria match tomorrow. Full credit offered to Roberto Mancini, who got them to the finals, instead of that nasty Gian Piero Ventura, who lost the World Cup 2018 play-off to Sweden.

Itas something that makes us proud, especially considering what they thought of us before the tournament started Itas the first time that Iave played in such an important event at this level, in such an important role. In the past other coaches have used formations that were less compatible with my style of play, although I have always made myself available. Now Mancini is using a system of play that is more suited to me and to other playersa characteristics.

Life under Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich will start with a match against old enemy Borussia Dortmund.

The Bundesliga matchdays for 2021/22 are set a1i, #FCBayern #MiaSanMia #packmas pic.twitter.com/YKdiRiW969

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The England winger has scored the teamas only goals of Euro 2020 and is entitled to wonder why he is not appreciated more

The reluctance in certain quarters to admit that Raheem Sterling is one of Englandas most important players is a strange phenomenon. An odd idea has taken hold, centred around Sterling owing his place to unjustifiable favouritism, providing further evidence of Gareth Southgateas unimaginative streak, and there are times when it feels as though it will not take much for supporters to turn on the winger.

The anti-Sterling vibes are never far from growing in intensity. His disappointing form for Manchester City last season ensured there were plenty of calls for Southgate to drop him before Euro 2020 and there was a telling reaction from a section of the crowd when Sterling let a simple pass run out for a throw-in when England were level with Croatia during their opening game. The error drew an audible sigh of impatience, the kind that eventually spills over into open dissent, and it was exacerbated by the cheers that soon followed when Jack Grealish started warming up.

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  • aIave had to leave my phone outside my room,a says striker
  • Morata says his wife and children have been shouted at on street

Spainas Alvaro Morata has said he has received vicious abuse on social media during Euro 2020 and that his wife and children have been shouted at on the streets of Seville.

The striker has been the centre of attention since before the tournament began after being booed by Spain fans in a friendly with Portugal. He then missed big chances in the 0-0 draw with Sweden and 1-1 draw with Poland and had a penalty saved in Spainas 5-0 win against Slovakia on Wednesday.

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Some fans were unhappy at the way the goalkeeper left Milan but he has not conceded in 874 minutes for the national team

As Italy cruised to their 11th consecutive victory under Roberto Mancini, a rare note of disapproval was heard from the stands. The whistles in the 89th minute of Sundayas win over Wales at the Stadio Olimpico were not aimed at the manager or even his team, but instead at their 22-year-old goalkeeper.

Gianluigi Donnarumma was heading for the dugout, exiting the game to be replaced by Salvatore Sirigu. Mancini, who cites never playing in a World Cup among his greatest career regrets, wanted to make sure that his backup keeper got at least a few minutes on the pitch at what might be his last international tournament.

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  • Defending womenas champion joins list of absentees
  • Wild card Jack Draper faces No 1 seed Novak Djokovic

Simona Halep, the defending Wimbledon womenas champion, has withdrawn from the championships just before the draw because of a calf injury. The world No 3 joins Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem in missing the tournament.

The 29-year-old Romanian, who defeated Serena Williams in the final two years ago, tore her left calf muscle in May and was also forced to miss the French Open.

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After surviving the pandemic, the all-female driving championship returns with eight races hosted at F1 events

When the champagne flowed for the drivers at the finale of the inaugural W Series season in 2019 the championship itself was, appropriately, positively fizzing at its own success.

That first season was revelatory. After six races concluded with a finale at Brands Hatch where Britainas Jamie Chadwick took the title, it had provoked huge interest and made a genuine difference to the competitors, proving the principles on which the all-female championship was founded were sound.

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No one heard his voice describing the world heavyweight title fight 100 years ago but radio enthusiast Andrew White changed the future of sport, radio and television

aCarpentier is out a| Jack Dempsey is still the heavyweight champion of the world.a

It was Saturday 2 July 1921, a boiling summer afternoon in a field on the outskirts of Jersey City, and a raucous crowd of more than 80,000 had just witnessed what had been billed as the fight of the century.

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Amazon and Google investigated by UK regulator over fake reviews
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:44:21 GMT
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CMA will decide whether consumer law was broken by not taking sufficient action to protect shoppers

Amazon and Google are to be investigated by the UK competition watchdog over concerns the tech companies have not done enough to tackle the widespread problem of fake reviews on their websites.

The Competition and Markets Authority, which began looking at the issue of fake reviews on major platforms two years ago, will now consider whether Amazon and Google have broken consumer law by not taking sufficient action to protect shoppers from fake reviews.

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A&E units in UK report rapid rise in childrenas infections
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 05:00:17 GMT
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Problems usually only seen in winter are surfacing after easing of social contact rules

A&E units are treating a sudden surge in young children suffering from infections usually only seen in winter after the rules on social contact were relaxed, doctors have revealed.

Anxious parents are bringing in preschool age children who have a high temperature and difficulty breathing, increasing demand on emergency departments that are already aoverwhelmeda.

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Church of England urged to drop the Revs to tackle deference problem
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:54:02 GMT
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Motion submitted to ruling body says clergy should be addressed as vicar or bishop rather than Reverend

The Church of England is being urged to abolish the title of Reverend as part of efforts to tackle a culture of deference.

Instead of titles such as Reverend, Right Reverend, Very Reverend, Most Reverend or Venerable, clergy should be addressed using the names of their roles, such as vicar, rector, bishop or archbishop, says a motion submitted to the C of Eas ruling body next month.

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Private equity firm to increase offer for UDG Healthcare to APS2.7bn
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:15:39 GMT
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Move by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, which wants to take over Morrisons, follows shareholder opposition

The private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is to increase its offer for UDG Healthcare to APS2.7bn after major shareholders in the Dublin-based company opposed the first bid.

CD&R, which is also seeking to take over the UK supermarket chain Morrisons, is aconsidering a new and final offera valuing the business at APS10.80 a share, London-listed UDG said in a statement to the stock market.

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The new Brexit crisis for Northern Irelandas unionists - podcast
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 02:00:13 GMT
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From a leadership fiasco to the asausage warsa, the Democratic Unionist partyas stance on Brexit has forced it to contend with a new a perhaps even existential a set of problems. What will they mean for the regionas future?

When the Democratic Unionist party decided to support Brexit, many warned that the decision could have profound consequences for Northern Irelandas position within the UK. Five years on, new customs arrangements and an Irish Sea border mean trade flows with the Republic of Ireland are growing a even as imports from Great Britain are slowing. And some on the unionist side fear that bit by bit, the argument for a united Ireland is gaining ground.

Now the region has found itself in the grip of a so-called asausage wara over chilled processed meats. At the same time, the DUP is about to install its third leader in a month, a crisis at the top that has exacerbated fears that the party could face electoral annihilation. Anushka Asthana speaks to the Guardianas Ireland correspondent, Rory Carroll, and the Brexit correspondent, Lisa OaCarroll, about a seismic moment for Northern Ireland a and what a political crisis for Stormontas leading unionist party could mean for the regionas future.

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Fractious EU summit rejects Franco-German plan for Putin talks
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:31:49 GMT
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Bloc to explore sanctions instead, as gathering also holds aemotionala debate over Hungaryas LGBT laws

A Franco-German plan to restart talks with Vladimir Putin has been rejected at a fractious EU summit that resulted in a decision to explore economic sanctions against Russia instead.

The two-day gathering in Brussels also included an aemotionala debate over LGBT rights in Hungary, as EU leaders confronted Viktor OrbA!n over a law that will ban gay people from being shown in educational and entertainment content for minors.

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Concerns over welfare of Exmoor ponies in Danish rewilding project
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:08:50 GMT
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Flagship scheme dismisses claims herd is left to go hungry, saying animals have enough food to survive

Exmoor ponies have become hot property for rewilding projects across Europe, which use them as selective grazers to tend meadows and promote biodiversity. The scientists and conservationists behind the trials prefer to use animals as similar as possible to those which roamed the land before humans arrived.

However, pony groups in Britain claim that in one project in Denmark the animals are being left alone in fenced fields without sufficient grazing in the winter. They also claim there has been some evidence of ponies left with untreated wounds.

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Former vice-president says he did his duty and takes aim at effort to overturn Biden victory, without mentioning Trump by name

Former vice-president Mike Pence used a speech late on Thursday to go much further than he has before in public to rebuke Donald Trumpas efforts to overturn the Republican defeat in the 2020 presidential election, while adding he will aalways be prouda of playing his part to certify Joe Bidenas victory.

Related: Miami condo collapse: death toll rises to four and nearly 100 unaccounted for

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In her first public statement, the star said her upbeat social media persona had given millions of fans the wrong impression

Britney Spears wrote to her fans on Instagram on Thursday saying she was sorry for apretending like Iave been OK the past two yearsa, her first public statement since her disturbing courtroom testimony on her aabusivea conservatorship.

In her post on Thursday afternoon, she said she had not spoken out sooner because aI was embarrassed to share what happened to mea.

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South Moravia governor voices shock at level of destruction as footage shows houses destroyed

A tornado and hailstones the size of tennis balls has hit the Czech Republicas south-east, rescuers said, razing houses and causing an as yet unknown number of fatalities.

Video footage from the region on social networks showed destroyed buildings and cars, shorn tree stumps and several fires with thick black smoke.

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Outrage after Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames rape crisis on women
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:59:48 GMT
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Khan accused of being a arape apologista after saying rise in attacks is down to women wearing avery few clothesa

Pakistanas prime minister, Imran Khan, is facing backlash after he blamed victims of rape for wearing avery few clothesa.

The former cricket captain was questioned by the Axios journalist Jonathan Swan about the ongoing arape epidemica in Pakistan and responded by saying: aIf a woman is wearing very few clothes it will have an impact on the man unless they are robots. Itas common sense.a

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Eric Nelson, Chauvinas defence attorney, has argued for only probation, while prosecutors urged a 30-year prison sentence

The former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd will face sentencing on Friday two months after he was convicted in a trial watched by millions around the world.

Derek Chauvin faces a maximum of 40 years in prison after he placed Floyd in a fatal knee-to-neck restraint for nine minutes and 29 seconds and was found guilty on all three counts of second- and third-degree murder as well as manslaughter.

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The Bank of England kept monetary policy unchanged yesterday, arguing that inflation is transitory and a premature tightening could undermine the recovery. But that was not a view shared by everyone. Andy Haldane, the BoEas chief economist who leaves this month, voted again to reduce the Bankas target for bond purchases, citing the arapidly improving economic outlook, and rising cost and price pressuresa.

In this podcast, INGas senior editor Rebecca Byrne asks developed markets economist James Smith where he stands in the debate and what policymakers are likely to do next.

According to the CBI survey, grocers and shops selling furniture and carpets, hardware and DIY, reported that sales remained above seasonal norms.

Department stores also fared better, with sales now average for the time of year, while clothing stores said sales remained poor for the time of year, but this was to a much lesser extent than last month.

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Researchers say temperatures, already the highest in the past 20,000 years, could increase by up to 10F by 2100

Yellowstone, established in 1872, is famous around the globe for good reason: itas the oldest national park in the United States and one of the most popular.

But a new report issued this week shows how Yellowstoneas near pristine environment, with attractions like the Old Faithful geyser and herds of bison, is under threat from global heating.

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aHalf an hour of human goodnessa: readersa favourite podcasts of 2021
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:02:32 GMT
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From lockdown parenting to the Muppets, true crime to Jackie Weaver interviewing celebrities, Guardian readers share their picks

Alice, 32, Munich, Germany

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A cruelty-free Love Island? Impossible
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:00:20 GMT
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The reality show struck gold by appealing to viewersa worst instincts. Now it wants to protect contestantsa wellbeing. Can it do both?

Love Island is finally back a and this year itas fair trade and cruelty-free. The ITV dating show returns to our screens on Monday after a hiatus occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, and producers are promising that this yearas run will be the most ethical ever. Some doubted the show would ever return after the tragic suicides of presenter Caroline Flack and former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.

The bikini-clad babes and shirtless hunks entering this yearas villa will have undergone stringent checks to assess whether they are emotionally and mentally resilient enough to take part in the show, while infographics aired on-screen will remind viewers to athink before they posta about the stars on social media in the hope of discouraging trolling. During filming there will be a welfare team on set, while contestants will also be offered comprehensive psychological support on exiting the villa, in addition to social media and financial management training.

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Fast & Furious 9 review a Vin Diesel and crew kick Isaac Newtonas ass
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:00:19 GMT
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The gang are back for another bout of deafening and magnificently silly, gravity-defying action, leaving plot logic in the dust and driving their cars into space

After nine films, the gigantic steroidal humungousness of the Fast and Furious franchise has finally rolled over me like a tank. This deafening fantasia of internal and external combustion delivers outrageous action spectacle magnificently divorced from the rules of narrative or gravity. There is one shot of a car driving up the far side of a rope bridge that has been cut and whose loose rope-fronds are collapsing behind the car into the abyss. I think we can include Isaac Newton among the people who are getting their asses kicked here.

Related: Vroom or bust: is Fast & Furious the ultimate franchise of our times?

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Sipho: aBlack boys can be vulnerable and honest like everyone elsea
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:00:25 GMT
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Immersed in religion in his early years, the Birmingham-based R&B star is now questioning his faith, and exploring black male identity

When the Birmingham-born Sipho was 11 years old, he entered his schoolas talent contest with a bunch of friends. They performed a cover of Green Dayas Wake Me Up When September Ends. Unfortunately, they didnat win. aIt was the corniest thing ever,a he recalls. aBut I was actually really passionate about the whole thing.a

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This weekas new tracks: Lauran Hibberd, Clairo, DellaXOZ
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:00:23 GMT
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This week weave got a noisy Britpop flashback, a sad-girl-summer ballad, and a stone-cold TikTok banger

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The author and journalist on his two unopened copies of Stephen Hawkingas great work and not getting on with Hilary Mantelas Cromwell trilogy

The book I am currently reading
I am working steadily through the Chips Channon diaries, edited by Simon Heffer. Channon was a superb social and political diarist: bitchy, observant, self-aware, charming and frequently repellent.

The book that changed my life
Friedrich Nietzscheas Will to Power. A terrible book, cobbled together from the contents of the great philosopheras rubbish bin by his ghastly sister after he had gone mad, to justify her Nazi views. But it set me off in search of the antisemitic, vegetarian, German colony Elisabeth Nietzsche had founded in Paraguay, and resulted in my first book.

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  • Biden releases federal funds after 12-storey building collapsed
  • Rescue crews hampered overnight by heavy rain and lightning

The death toll in a Miami building collapse rose to four on Friday morning a day after a 12-storey condominium slumped into rubble on the south Florida Atlantic coast.

Related: aThereas just too much at riska: Arizona closes parks to prevent extreme wildfires

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Former vice-president says he did his duty and takes aim at effort to overturn Biden victory, without mentioning Trump by name

Former vice-president Mike Pence used a speech late on Thursday to go much further than he has before in public to rebuke Donald Trumpas efforts to overturn the Republican defeat in the 2020 presidential election, while adding he will aalways be prouda of playing his part to certify Joe Bidenas victory.

Related: Miami condo collapse: death toll rises to four and nearly 100 unaccounted for

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aSomething happened herea: Roswell prepares for Pentagonas UFO report
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:00:18 GMT
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City leaders hope big news could bring a tourism surge as the town grapples with the pandemic economy

On the eve of the release of the Pentagonas highly anticipated report on unidentified aerial phenomena, life here in one of the worldas UFO hotspots was exceedingly normal.

Downtownas alien souvenir shops and the International UFO Museum welcomed a steady stream of visitors escaping their pandemic malaise on Thursday as coronavirus restrictions continued to loosen in New Mexico.

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Researchers say temperatures, already the highest in the past 20,000 years, could increase by up to 10F by 2100

Yellowstone, established in 1872, is famous around the globe for good reason: itas the oldest national park in the United States and one of the most popular.

But a new report issued this week shows how Yellowstoneas near pristine environment, with attractions like the Old Faithful geyser and herds of bison, is under threat from global heating.

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Eric Nelson, Chauvinas defence attorney, has argued for only probation, while prosecutors urged a 30-year prison sentence

The former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd will face sentencing on Friday two months after he was convicted in a trial watched by millions around the world.

Derek Chauvin faces a maximum of 40 years in prison after he placed Floyd in a fatal knee-to-neck restraint for nine minutes and 29 seconds and was found guilty on all three counts of second- and third-degree murder as well as manslaughter.

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The pop staras dramatic testimony has fueled calls for the court to end the arrangement immediately, but it could take years

Britney Spears could remain stuck in her conservatorship for months or years, experts say, despite her detailed and disturbing testimony describing the legal arrangement as aabusivea and harmful.

In the 39-year-old singeras first public testimony on the court agreement that has governed her life for 13 years, Spears alleged Wednesday that the conservatorship had stripped her of most basic autonomy and at times forced her to take medications and perform against her will. She said it had given her father, Jamie Spears, authority over the most intimate details of her life.

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Isis-linked groups open up new fronts across sub-Saharan Africa
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:00:16 GMT
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Military victories combined with new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforce militantsa position across much of continent

Islamic Stateas affiliates in Africa are set for major expansion after a series of significant victories, new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforced their position across much of the continent.

Following recent gains in Nigeria, the Sahel, in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Isis propaganda published by the groupas leadership in its heartland in the Middle East is increasingly stressing sub-Saharan Africa as a new front which may compensate the group for significant setbacks elsewhere.

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Coconino and Kaibab national forests have become a tinder box due to high temperatures and low precipitation

Escaping to the high country over the Fourth of July holiday is a cherished Arizona tradition. Desert dwellers tired of triple digit temperatures pitch their tents in forest service campgrounds, where night-time lows are often 40F (22C) cooler than in Phoenix. aNot this yeara though, says Brady Smith, public information officer for the Coconino national forest.

As of Wednesday, the Coconino and Kaibab national forests aboth high elevation recreation meccas a were completely and indefinitely closed in an attempt to protect the public and the environment from extreme wildfire danger.

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Fractious EU summit rejects Franco-German plan for Putin talks
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:31:49 GMT
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Bloc to explore sanctions instead, as gathering also holds aemotionala debate over Hungaryas LGBT laws

A Franco-German plan to restart talks with Vladimir Putin has been rejected at a fractious EU summit that resulted in a decision to explore economic sanctions against Russia instead.

The two-day gathering in Brussels also included an aemotionala debate over LGBT rights in Hungary, as EU leaders confronted Viktor OrbA!n over a law that will ban gay people from being shown in educational and entertainment content for minors.

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Prevalence in England rises from 1 in 520 to 1 in 440 in a week; surge in infections is blow to Israel after successful vaccine rollout

The Guardianas Steven Morris reports:

Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford has said the Delta variant is spreading afreely in communities right across Wales.a

Tanzaniaas president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has urged people not to ignore the pandemic, warning: aThere are signs of the third wave in our country.a

Hassan said in a speech to Catholic bishops in Dar es Salaam that athis pandemic is here and we should not ignore ita, reports Reuters.

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Televised congressional investigation looks at political decisions that lead to crisis that has killed half a million

A congressional inquiry into Brazilas disastrous response to the coronavirus pandemic has found mounting evidence that Jair Bolsonaroas administration committed acrimes against lifea, according to the senior politician leading the investigation.

Launched in April to scrutinize the governmentas handling of a crisis that has killed half a million citizens, the nationally televised investigation is digging into the political decisions that led up to one of the cruelest moments in the countryas history.

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Sydneysiders divided by Covid lockdown, united in confusion
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:19:41 GMT
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The stay-at-home orders for four NSW local government areas left Sydney residents with many unanswered questions

The Australian Medical Association has called for Sydneyas lockdown to be extended across the entire city, as new stay-at-home rules announced by the New South Wales government sparked uncertainty among residents and businesses on Friday.

As the Bondi outbreak grew to 65 cases, the NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, announced on Friday that four local government areas (LGAs) a Woollahra, Randwick, Waverley and the City of Sydney a would enter a week-long lockdown.

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Lorde: aIam not a climate activist. Iam a pop stara
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 05:00:17 GMT
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She quit social media, embraced the feral and grieved for her beloved dog. Now rejuvenated, Lorde is back with a nature-inspired new album a though she tells our writer thereas a sinister side to its sunniness


Lorde, in case it wasnat obvious, has made her name on glorification. Ella Yelich-OaConnor was an aristocracy-obsessed 16-year-old when her imperiously cool debut album, 2013as Pure Heroine, elevated suburban New Zealand adolescence to pop echelons in which those kids had never previously seen themselves. In 2017, Melodrama cast post-breakup hedonism in glittering synths, dramatising one fabulous night on the cusp of adulthood as if it were Greek tragedy.

Her forthcoming third album, Solar Power, has humbler origins, especially for a songwriter who likes describing inspiration as adivinea. The loose, sunny instrumentation a inspired as much by Crosby, Stills & Nash as Nelly Furtado a mirrors a shift within the 24-year-old. aWhen I got my dog, all of a sudden youare literally picking up shit, cleaning up vomit and not caring,a she says cheerfully, video-calling from the start of a jet-lag-addled workday in Los Angeles.

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How the pandemic got us addicted to longing a and why itas bad for us
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:00:16 GMT
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I learned first-hand about longing through decades of celibacy a but why do we do it, and how can we stop?

I was a 35-year-old virgin when I realized I was addicted to longing. I got off on the high of anticipating sex I knew I wasnat going to have, and then masochistically wallowed when letdown inevitably followed.

My crushes were the popular guys in high school, the elusive seat-mate on an airplane ride, and the soldiers shipped overseas. I binge-watched When Harry Met Sally and planned weekend trips to far-flung destinations hoping to rekindle an old flame or attract the eye of a romantic interest Iad spent hours stalking on Facebook.

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A water quality crisis has been hiding in the ritzy Hamptons, but the pandemic pushed it over the edge. Will clean-up efforts be too little too late?

Growing up in Southampton, Bryan McGowin spent his summers swimming in a beautiful local pond. Now in his 40s, McGowin wonat let his kids into the water.

aIf you drink that now, you will get sick,a said McGowin. Across the New York coastal community better known as the Hamptons, residents face perilously declining water quality, which has shut down recreation in many freshwater ponds.

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The blog baton passes now to David Tindall.

Italyas pint-sized forward, their pocket battleship, their tyro, Lorenzo Insigne, has been speaking ahead of the Austria match tomorrow. Full credit offered to Roberto Mancini, who got them to the finals, instead of that nasty Gian Piero Ventura, who lost the World Cup 2018 play-off to Sweden.

Itas something that makes us proud, especially considering what they thought of us before the tournament started Itas the first time that Iave played in such an important event at this level, in such an important role. In the past other coaches have used formations that were less compatible with my style of play, although I have always made myself available. Now Mancini is using a system of play that is more suited to me and to other playersa characteristics.

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Rawhide and seek: rash of cattle breakouts keep police busy across US
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:12:25 GMT
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Two escapes in West Virginia and one in California force emergency services to think on the hoof

Three US cities have been tackling the same bovine problem this week, when separate groups of cattle broke free of their respective chains a a slaughterhouse, a cattle-hauling truck, and a farm with a broken fence a and caused a commotion on roads, railways and a recreation area.

The escapes were inconspicuous at first. On Monday, three loose cattle roamed the streets of Bluefield, West Virginia, after escaping through a broken fence. Trains had to be stopped as authorities tried to coax the animals off the tracks.

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Rightwing politicians and media outlets are attacking a strawman version of antiracism. A disappointing number of liberals and leftists have bought into it

There is a specter haunting America a the specter of critical race theory. That, at least, is the impression you would get from rightwing media. Fox News has mentioned the term close to 1,300 times since March a including almost 250 times last week alone.

Related: Americaas top general defends study of critical race theory by military

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She sang of innocence and experience, but was muffled when she went off script. At her explosive court appearance this week, Britney has reclaimed her voice

The saying goes that pop stars are forever frozen in time at the age they became famous. Despite the lasting iconography of the schoolgirl outfit she wore in the video for her debut single, 1998as a| Baby One More Time, this has somehow never felt true of Britney Spears, whose first four albums painted a convincing picture of evolving girlhood.

She was naive and lovestruck on her 1999 debut, and gained power and self-awareness on 2000as Oops! a| I Did It Again. Released in 2001, Britney was the first album that Spears, then 19, co-wrote: it juxtaposed her sexuality (Iam a Slave 4 U) with her frustration at being treated like a child (Iam Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman). Two years later, In the Zone revelled in eroticism and experimentation, reflected in a more adventurous sound.

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Some see promise in the fact the coalition includes an Arab party. In reality, peace with the Palestinians is further away than ever

In his speech to the Knesset as incoming prime minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett had very little to say about his countryas biggest challenge, making peace with the Palestinians. It was as though by giving them only the briefest of mentions, the Palestinians, the nation that has lived under Israeli occupation for the past 54 years, would be obliterated out of existence. Instead he said he would astrengthen the building of communities across the land of Israela, a statement clearly intended to include settlements in the occupied West Bank. Yet this was not the only violation of international law that appeared in the speech. In a clear rejection of the Oslo accords signed between Israel and the PLO in 1993 and 1995, he brazenly promised to aensure Israelas national interests in Area Ca. This comprises some 60% of the area of the West Bank occupied by Israel in 1967, which according to those accords was to be handed back to the Palestinians.

Many commentators found hope in the fact that the new coalition includes an Arab party. Yet to the dismay of most liberal Palestinians in Israel, the United Arab List is a conservative religious party that opposes individual freedoms, including womenas and LGBTQ+ rights. By joining the coalition government this party has been willing to forgo the struggle for Palestinian national rights in return for winning some civic benefits for the Palestinians in Israel, such as better policing of Arab towns.

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  • Lehkonenas overtime winner lifts Montreal to 3-2 win in Game 6
  • Canadiens back in final for record 35th time but first since 1993

Phillip Danault was patting rookie Cole Caufield on the back for playing a big role in helping the Canadiensa remarkable playoff run, while familiar chants of aOle, Olea and sounds of horn-honking could be heard from a large celebrating crowd outside the Bell Centre walls

Suddenly, Montreal is partying like itas 1993: the last time the Canadiens reached the Stanley Cup Final.

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  • Clippers prevail 106-92 over top-seeded Phooenix in Game 3
  • George leads with 27 as LA pull away in dominant third quarter

Paul George scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in a dominant third quarter, beating newly returned Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns 106-92 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

The Clippers cut their series deficit to 2-1, ending the Sunsa franchise-record playoff winning streak at nine games.

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The new Brexit crisis for Northern Irelandas unionists - podcast
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 02:00:13 GMT
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From a leadership fiasco to the asausage warsa, the Democratic Unionist partyas stance on Brexit has forced it to contend with a new a perhaps even existential a set of problems. What will they mean for the regionas future?

When the Democratic Unionist party decided to support Brexit, many warned that the decision could have profound consequences for Northern Irelandas position within the UK. Five years on, new customs arrangements and an Irish Sea border mean trade flows with the Republic of Ireland are growing a even as imports from Great Britain are slowing. And some on the unionist side fear that bit by bit, the argument for a united Ireland is gaining ground.

Now the region has found itself in the grip of a so-called asausage wara over chilled processed meats. At the same time, the DUP is about to install its third leader in a month, a crisis at the top that has exacerbated fears that the party could face electoral annihilation. Anushka Asthana speaks to the Guardianas Ireland correspondent, Rory Carroll, and the Brexit correspondent, Lisa OaCarroll, about a seismic moment for Northern Ireland a and what a political crisis for Stormontas leading unionist party could mean for the regionas future.

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Jane Fonda gives a commanding performance in a film that avoids cliche and embraces a more nuanced view of sex work

Thereas a version of Klute that sounds exactly like one of the generic sexy thrillers that popped up on video in the wake of Basic Instinct in the late 1990s. A high-priced call girl stalked by a killer. A private investigator drawn helplessly into her web. A whodunnit plot that ends with a violent climactic reveal. Shannon Tweed probably starred in that movie, and the aunrateda version would have flown off the shelves at suburban video stores.

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Fast & Furious 9 review a Vin Diesel and crew kick Isaac Newtonas ass
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:00:19 GMT
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The gang are back for another bout of deafening and magnificently silly, gravity-defying action, leaving plot logic in the dust and driving their cars into space

After nine films, the gigantic steroidal humungousness of the Fast and Furious franchise has finally rolled over me like a tank. This deafening fantasia of internal and external combustion delivers outrageous action spectacle magnificently divorced from the rules of narrative or gravity. There is one shot of a car driving up the far side of a rope bridge that has been cut and whose loose rope-fronds are collapsing behind the car into the abyss. I think we can include Isaac Newton among the people who are getting their asses kicked here.

Related: Vroom or bust: is Fast & Furious the ultimate franchise of our times?

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Nashville review a Robert Altmanas country classic still sings
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 08:00:21 GMT
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With its constant soundtrack of country music and political commentary, Altmanas sprawling state-of-the-nation epic reverberates with the troubled zeitgeist of the 70s

aThis isnat Dallas, itas Nashville! SING!a The desperate speaker is rhinestone-suited old-time country singer Haven Hamilton, played by Henry Gibson, in this rereleased state-of-America ensemble classic from 1975, written by Joan Tewkesbury and directed by Robert Altman. The toupee-wearing star has just been shot in the arm by a lone gunman in the crowd at a political rally featuring wholesomely patriotic country music, and the crowd is on the verge of panic. Only soothing tunes will calm them, and eventually a sprightly number called It Donat Worry Me finally gets them singing along, forgetting all about the murder attempt theyave all just witnessed. (Like Scorseseas Taxi Driver, from a year later, this is a movie that is attempting to deal with the trauma of the Kennedy assassination as much as, or more, than the Vietnam war.)

Related: Robert Altmanas 20 best films a ranked!

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Broad Cityas Ilana Glazer makes an impressive dramatic debut in an often incisive yet ultimately messy film about a creepy fertility doctor

Thereas guts, both figuratively and literally, in the ambitious, uneasy new thriller False Positive, a minor A24 production premiering on Hulu in the US, that takes a familiar roadmap and litters it with left turns. Crudely put, itas a Rosemaryas Baby riff for millennials, a sleek update on an ever-effective conceit that reframes the bliss of pregnancy as a terrifying body horror. Roman Polanskias film gave birth to numerous imitators, most of which stuck to the increasingly overused blueprint and thereas something to admire here about what writer-director John Lee and his co-writer and star Ilana Glazer try to do, even if their gamble doesnat entirely pay off.

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Huge rescue operation after Miami building collapse | First Thing
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:22:07 GMT
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The rescue operation at the scene of a collapsed condominium continues, as authorities say one person has died and 99 remain unaccounted for. Plus, how affluent New Yorkers caused a water crisis in the Hamptons

Good morning.

On Thursday evening a large-scale rescue operation was continuing at the site of a collapsed 12-story apartment block in Surfside, a small oceanfront town just north of Miami Beach. Authorities said at least one person was killed, 10 injured and 99 people unaccounted for. Police have launched a homicide inquiry.

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Rare gray wolf pack makes its home in northern California
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 01:09:10 GMT
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The Beckwourth pack, which set down roots in Plumas county, is only the third to establish itself in the state in the last century

A new gray wolf pack has established itself in northern California, retaking a part of the vast territory that the species used to inhabit.

The fledgling Beckwourth pack has set down roots in Plumas county, near the California-Nevada border, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reported Wednesday. Its three members include LAS12F, a 2-year-old female wolf born in California, and two others. Wildlife officials are tracking and analyzing the feces of wolves in the region in an effort to identify the lineage of these wolves.

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Commerce secretary says US is making good on G7 pledge to clean up global supply chains

The Biden administration imposed trade bans on five Chinese entities over forced labor allegations in Xinjiang, the White House said on Thursday, citing the G7as recent pledge to clean up the global supply chain.

It banned US imports of a key solar panel material from Chinese-based Hoshine Silicon Industry Co and separately restricted exports of acommodities, software, and technologya to Hoshine, three other Chinese firms and the paramilitary Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), saying they were involved with the forced labor of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups in the Chinese province.

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Diagnostic tool being piloted by NHS England shows aimpressive resultsa in spotting tumours in early stages

A simple blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before any clinical signs or symptoms of the disease emerge in a person is accurate enough to be rolled out as a screening test, according to scientists.

The test, which is also being piloted by NHS England in the autumn, is aimed at people at higher risk of the disease including patients aged 50 or older.

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Matt Hancock apologises after photos show him kissing aide
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:36:19 GMT
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Health secretary vows to stay on as health secretary despite breaching Covid social distancing rules

Matt Hancock has apologised for breaching social distancing rules but said he would stay on as health secretary after photographs emerged of him kissing a longtime friend who has a job at his department.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats called for him to go after the Sun acquired CCTV photos of Hancock in a aclincha at his office with Gina Coladangelo, who he appointed last year to be a non-executive director at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

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South Moravia governor voices shock at level of destruction as footage shows houses destroyed

A tornado and hailstones the size of tennis balls has hit the Czech Republicas south-east, rescuers said, razing houses and causing an as yet unknown number of fatalities.

Video footage from the region on social networks showed destroyed buildings and cars, shorn tree stumps and several fires with thick black smoke.

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Outrage after Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames rape crisis on women
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:59:48 GMT
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Khan accused of being a arape apologista after saying rise in attacks is down to women wearing avery few clothesa

Pakistanas prime minister, Imran Khan, is facing backlash after he blamed victims of rape for wearing avery few clothesa.

The former cricket captain was questioned by the Axios journalist Jonathan Swan about the ongoing arape epidemica in Pakistan and responded by saying: aIf a woman is wearing very few clothes it will have an impact on the man unless they are robots. Itas common sense.a

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Young TikTok users are sharing their passion for books with millions a bringing titles they love to life online and reshaping the publishing world, all in under a minute

In August 2020, Kate Wilson, a 16-year-old from Shrewsbury, posted on the social media video platform TikTok a series of quotes from books she had read, athat say I love you, without actually saying I love youa. Set to a melancholy soundtrack, the short video plays out as Wilson, an A-level student, holds up copies of the books with the quotes superimposed over them. aYou have been the last dream of my soul,a from A Tale of Two Cities. aWhatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same,a from Wuthering Heights. aEvery atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own,a from Jane Eyre. It has been viewed more than 1.2m times.

Wilsonas TikTok handle, @kateslibrary, is among the increasingly popular accounts posting on #BookTok, a corner of TikTok devoted to reading, which has clocked up 9.6bn views and counting, and has been described as the last wholesome place on the internet. Here, users a predominantly young women a post short videos inspired by the books they love. Those that do best are fun, snappy takes on literature and the experience of reading. aBooks where the main character was sent to kill someone but they end up falling in love,a from @kateslibrary. aThings that bookworms do,a from @abbysbooks. aWhen you were 12 and your parents caught you crying over a book,a from @emilymiahreads.

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No one heard his voice describing the world heavyweight title fight 100 years ago but radio enthusiast Andrew White changed the future of sport, radio and television

aCarpentier is out a| Jack Dempsey is still the heavyweight champion of the world.a

It was Saturday 2 July 1921, a boiling summer afternoon in a field on the outskirts of Jersey City, and a raucous crowd of more than 80,000 had just witnessed what had been billed as the fight of the century.

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Artists from traditional communities and new wave performers to come together online for the countryas first drag conference

Two years ago, in early June 2019, a young man stepped on stage at a small cafe in the south Indian city of Hyderabad to sing Lady Gagaas hit song Born This Way. He had chosen that song for the line adonat be a drag, just be a queena because this would be his first public performance as a drag artist. He had expected no more than a handful of people to turn up for this show with two other drag artists, but as the evening progressed, the cafe filled with more than 500 people. In a conservative city like Hyderabad, that was a huge surprise.

It has been a long journey for Patruni Chidananda Sastry, who began to learn classical Indian dance at the age of five. Now 29 and working as a business analyst, he performs Tranimal a a postmodern drag concept born in Los Angeles in the mid-2000s a and more conventional drag using the avatar of SAS (Suffocated Art Specimen a how he describes himself). On 25 June he is organising the first drag conference in India, as part of Dragvanti , his online initiative to bring together drag artists from across the country.

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How trans kids" rights are under attack in the US a video
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:39:01 GMT
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On the first day ofPridemonth, the governor of Florida signed a law banning transgender girls from joining girlsa sports teams in schools and colleges. It was just one of 13 anti-trans bills conservative lawmakers in the US passed this year a and one of more than 110 proposed bills, many of which also target access to gender-affirming healthcare. This is byfar the largest number filed in a single year in US history.

Guardian US correspondent, Sam Levin, and ProfJules Gill-Peterson, a historian and expert on trans kids,examine how this legislative attack has escalated and how the presence of trans kids in the US is not a new phenomenon

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The confirmed amber list countries and what it means for your holiday
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:01:37 GMT
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Matt Hancock: I broke social distancing rules but I"m not going
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