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From students living in cars to mushrooms growing on ceilings, students say substandard conditions make some feel "they were sold a dream"


In 2019, a Facebook staffer created two fictitious accounts to see what content the platform recommended. What the research found was alarming.


Here"s everything we know about Thursday"s fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin"s film, "Rust." Baldwin didn"t know about live ammo, records show.


How domestic violence can have an intergenerational legacy
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 09:00:20 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
An analysis of April 2020 arrests in the Cincinnati area shows one in four perpetrators and victims of domestic violence had a family history of it.


New York City all-glass attraction, Summit One Vanderbilt, encourages "no skirt" policy
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:26:41 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Summit One Vanderbilt attraction in New York offers skyline views and reflective floors and walls. But there"s a recommended "no skirt" policy.


Pfizer"s COVID vaccine appears highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in young kids and caused no unexpected safety issues, feds say.


As Terry McAuliffe battles Republican Glenn Youngkin in Virginia, Barack Obama and Kamala Harris are trying to galvanize Black voters in a tight race.


The CDC added mental health disorders last week to the list of underlying medical conditions associated with a higher risk of severe COVID-19.


An alleged poacher was found dead and likely killed by an elephant on Thursday. A national park said the person was killed and "left behind."


Denis Villeneuve and Rebecca Ferguson answer big "Dune" questions, including Baron Harkonnen"s secret power and how those ultimate shieldsA work.


Led by a group of young stars, the Houston Astros have returned---this time without scandal---to the World Series.


I just got the Moderna COVID booster shot as part of a trial. Here"s how it went
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:00:19 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
I"ve been part of Moderna"s trial. Participants got a booster to provide data to help the government decide whether to authorize it for the public.


A brilliant start from Luis Garcia and the red-hot Yordan Alvarez helped Houston beat Boston in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series 5-0.


Code Talkers, Medal of Honor recipient could replace Fort Hood, Fort Bragg and other bases named for Confederate officers who betrayed their oaths.


Why is fentanyl so dangerous? The illicit drug has ruined lives during COVID pandemic
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:21:59 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Overdose deaths tied to fentanyl have increased in the last five years and since the COVID-19 pandemic. Here"s why the drug is so dangerous.


Enrollment growth in two Christian college associations far outpaces the overall trend in the private nonprofit school sector. Here"s why.


The Art Institute of Chicago decided to dismantle its decades-old docent program, reigniting a national debate on equity at major U.S. museums.


Team Old Spice:A David Lynch"s 1984 "Dune" is more entertaining than the new sci-fi epic
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:28:51 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
So what if the new "Dune" has Timothee Chalamet and awesome visuals ? The 1984 version had Kyle MacLachlan riding a giant sandworm set to rock music.


Krispy Kreme is bringing out new deals, new doughnuts and a new name this Halloween season. Say hello to "Krispy Skreme."


There have been important cultural moments on domestic violence before, but combatting domestic abuse requires more than increased public awareness.


5 books not to miss: "Going There" with Katie Couric, unpacking Alan Cumming"s "Baggage"
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:00:50 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Katie Couric"s much-discussed memoir "Going There" finally hits shelves, and actor Alan Cumming unpacks more of his fascinating life in "Baggage."


Here"s everything we know about Thursday"s fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin"s film, "Rust." Baldwin didn"t know about live ammo, records show.


aC/ Halyna Hutchins" husband speaks after her shooting on set aC/ Watch: Expert says it went wrong in 3 ways


aC/ People vaccinated against Covid-19 less likely to die from any cause, study finds aC/ Thailand will soon allow quarantine-free travel


aC/ See expert pathologist explain what was "odd" about scene with Laundrie"s remains


Mystery of exotic infectious disease traced to aromatherapy room spray
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:09:04 GMT
From rss.cnn
It was a mystery by any definition of the word -- a rare tropical infection that had sickened people in the decidedly non-tropical states of Minnesota and Kansas, as well as Texas. The first patient to get sick, in Kansas in March, died.


aC/ New documents paint a damning picture of Facebook"s role in insurrection aC/ Opinion: Liz Cheney is asking exactly the right question about Jan. 6


Biden"s early-presidency getaways so far outpace Trump"s
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:39:04 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Joe Biden decamped to Wilmington on Friday, escaping the White House he"s likened to a "gilded cage" for a weekend at his Delaware home. It"s yet another weekend away from Washington as the President has spent a noteworthy portion of his first year in office at one of his two Delaware homes or at Camp David, working remotely.


The Virginia Democratic Party filed a lawsuit against the US Postal Service on Friday, alleging local branches failed to deliver and process election-related material ahead of its gubernatorial race, thereby "threatening to disenfranchise thousands of Virginia voters."


A week after the 2020 election, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced that he was offering up to $1 million -- paid from his campaign account -- "to incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud."


Smerconish: This is why it"s time to cancel "cancel culture"
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:55:55 GMT
From rss.cnn
Smerconish warns the censors of political incorrectness that there needs to be nuance and discussion -- and there could be a political price to be paid at the polls.


Finding jurors to sit in the trial for the three men charged in Ahmaud Arbery"s killing is proving difficult in the Glynn County, Georgia, courtroom where jury selection began this week.


Austrian government proposes law to legalize assisted suicide
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:50:06 GMT
From rss.cnn
Austria"s federal government has submitted a draft law to make assisted suicide for seriously ill adults legal, the federal chancellery said in a statement on Saturday.


Pop Off: Why we"re willing to overlook Joe Goldberg"s murderous habits
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:44:47 GMT
From rss.cnn
Netflix"s "You" is back with another season, and we can"t stop talking about Penn Badgley"s character, Joe Goldberg. What is it about this hot dad that has us rationalizing murder? Subscribe to Lisa"s "Pop Life Chronicles" newsletter here.


From the streets of New York to the Vietnam battlefields and the power corridors of Washington, Colin Powell broke racial barriers to become one of the nation"s top diplomats.


Analysis: We need Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds to stay together
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:34:32 GMT
From rss.cnn
Science fiction feels like it should be super popular right now.


Actor Richard Gere summoned to testify in Sicily migrant case
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:07:52 GMT
From rss.cnn
The leader of the Italy"s right-leaning Lega party, Matteo Salvini, lashed out at the start of his trial for the alleged kidnapping of 147 migrants while he was interior minister.A A


Opinion: Why Americans are so obsessed with "Squid Game"
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:47:01 GMT
From rss.cnn
My first introduction to "Squid Game" -- the fictional Korean drama that is now No.1 on Netflix worldwide -- was through a brief clip on TikTok. The game "Red Light, Green Light" was being played, and I watched as one player was shot dead for moving after a "red light" was announced. The other players in the room then began to scream and run -- only to be slaughtered in a frenzy of bullets.


Smashing the auction estimate, "Big John," the biggest known Triceratops fossil in the world, has been sold by the Drouot auction house in Paris.


California"s shipping gridlock is stunning compared to two years ago
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:53:59 GMT
From rss.cnn
Cargo ships are literally circling off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, waiting to offload critical household goods and manufacturing supplies.


Black Friday is coming earlier than ever this year
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:51:13 GMT
From rss.cnn
Black Friday always starts early, but this year, the holiday shopping bonanza is kicking off earlier than ever a more than a month sooner than usual.


Analysis: Why Biden is flailing
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:23:24 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Joe Biden"s popularity is at the lowest point of his administration. He"s averaging about a 43% approval rating, with recently released polls from Gallup (42%) and Grinnell College (37%) coming in even lower.


Imagine a long river of water vapor in the sky coming into the West Coast. It is how Marty Ralph, the director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, described the storm event threatening California at the moment.


Florida is ditching palm trees to fight the climate crisis
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:35:59 GMT
From rss.cnn
When you think of Florida, beaches and palm trees come to mind. But what if those palm trees were slowly replaced with other trees? That could happen over time because of climate change, and communities in South Florida are trying to save the world from the climate crisis, one tree at a time.


Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets net zero emissions by 2060
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:00:18 GMT
From rss.cnn
Saudi Arabia"s crown prince said on Saturday that the world"s top oil exporter aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060 and will more than double its annual target to reduce carbon emissions.


The Mediterranean diet has been an expert-recommended way of eating since it was first introduced in the 1990s, but it still holds its own with newer, trendier eating plans. And if you"re moving into plant-based eating and flexitarian eating, you might be following the Mediterranean diet already without realizing it.


Vin Diesel walked Paul Walker"s daughter down the aisle at her wedding
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:34:49 GMT
From rss.cnn
Cue the tears.


Surveillance video shows Marine vet stop armed robbery
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:09:20 GMT
From rss.cnn
A Marine veteran is gaining attention after surveillance video showed him disarm an armed robber at an Arizona gas station. CNN affiliate KNXV reports.


Australian actress Nicole Kidman has matched Daniel Craig"s APS10,000 ($13,760) donation to three British fathers, who have completed a 300-mile walk for a suicide prevention charity after their daughters took their own lives.


























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It"s rare for the Queen to scrap an engagement so when she does, the immediate question for many here in Britain is: "How serious is it?"


Walmart recalls aromatherapy spray that contained deadly bacteria
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:38:13 GMT
From rss.cnn
Walmart is recalling an aromatherapy room spray that contained a dangerous bacteria, which can cause a fatal health condition, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.


Saudi Arabia Pledges 2060 Target of Net-Zero Emissions
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:31:18 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The kingdom joins the ranks of Russia and China on their stated net-zero target date of 2060

Brexit Is Still a Hot Mess
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:00:47 +0000
From feedproxy.google
From the pandemic to President Joseph Biden"s election, the January 6 insurrection, and the vaccine rollout, a lot has changed in the last 18 months. One thing that hasn"t? Brexit, Britain"s exit from the European Union, is still a hot mess. The latest chapter in the saga has the British government threatening to go "nuclear"...

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British Airways says issue at airport caused asome delaysa to baggage



The upstairs bar tried to go cash free: aPeople were kicking off, like aThis is legal tender, take my moneya a so we changed back and took their moneya



Four people including two teenagers arrested over 23-year-oldas death



Scientists told ministers to prepare plan B measures amid concerns vaccine rollout is aat risk of stallinga



Exclusive: Ministers urged to address ascandala of young people and teenagers from Hong Kong being aexcludeda from Home Office scheme designed to offer sanctuary to those fleeing oppression



Corporation has chance to acorrecta Brexit failures, claims select committee chief Julian Knight



Government pledges APS65m to help vulnerable renters in arrears
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:24:52 GMT
From https:

Homelessness charity says it is aimpossible for this funding to meet demanda



Early years sector chief says government well aware aexisting structure is crumblinga



Culture secretary says government will review Online Safety Bill in light of Sir David Amess death



Far from being world leader, UK found to be alagging behind six other leading nations on climate finance



aThey are zero-sum thinkers,a says author of blockbuster Trump dossier



aIt is time now we take additional steps locally to prevent a winter crisis,a says one local health official



Police hunt women after wine bottle attack on London tube
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:17:31 GMT
From https:

The women got off the tube at Golders Green station



Lord Debden says agreement acompletely at odds with everything the government has promiseda



London has more statues of animals than named women, study finds
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:34:58 GMT
From https:

More than 300 of about 1,500 monuments are of named men



Will there be another lockdown? Everything we know
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:38:47 GMT
From https:

Government reluctant to reimpose restrictions but soaring case numbers provoking concern



Fugitive accused of killing his mother in 2002 is found dead in Spain
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:29:56 GMT
From https:

Police were told that the 38-year-old suspect was found dead in Alicante



One quarter of UK adults have a second income, poll reveals
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:22:26 GMT
From https:

The most popular secondary sources of a secondary income were selling items online and baking



Cop26: Climate activists walk 500 miles from London to Glasgow
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:10:26 GMT
From https:

aWe are in a really critical moment for humanity here and what we do now will define what the world looks like for our children.a



Foreign secretaryas comments follow Boris Johnsonas claim Beijing will play agigantic parta in UK economy



IOPC has investigated claims of inappropriate messaging after Everardas disappearance



aWe are working at pace to understand the scale of offending and establish any links between allegations,a says deputy chief constable



Set had experienced two prior accidental firearm discharges, anonymous worker claims



Hutchins died after Alec Baldwin adischargeda weapon in atragic accidenta



The 22 most outrageous mistakes in TV shows
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:27:11 GMT
From https:

CharlotteA CrippsA picks some of the most famous TV mistakes ever made, including the infamous Starbucks coffee cup left in a GoT sceneA



Over the decades, artist and musicians have worked together to create albums where the cover art is as memorable as the music itself



Stars, including director Rian Johnson, say gunshot effects should always be added in post-production



aItas all part of the game,a Olympic athlete said



aHe let the cat out the bag, didnat he?a singer complained



It was plain to see the entire time



aThe family they keep mentioning in the film series is so real,a one fan wrote



aHold the phone,a one viewer wrote after noticing something was off



Wes Andersonas latest, a love letter to France and The New Yorker, indulges in the romantic fantasy of a time when journalists were handsomely paid, creatively free, and beloved by their employers



aThe Battle at Lake Changjina is powering its way to the top of 2021as global box office with a nationalist view of the Korean War. Yet the west should try turning the lens on itself before sounding off, says Louis Chilton



As his Grammy-winning band prepare to release new album aI Donat Live Here Anymorea, Adam Granduciel tells Kevin E G Perry how the record was shaped by fatherhood, fame and memories of Bob Dylan



Filming for Rust, a Western set in 1880"s Kansas which stars Alec Baldwin, was only the second time Gutierrez-Reed had lead a production"s firearms department.


Abedin Khorram was appointed as Governor of East Azerbaijan Province in northwestern Iran was slapped by "a member of the armed forces" during the ceremony.


Eric Zemmour, pictured, who has previous convictions forA spreading racial hatred has described the English as France"s "greatest enemies for 1,000 years" in a speech in Normandy.


The attendees of the event at the ExCeL were also able to give proof of a negative COVID test or natural immunity shown through a PCR test if they could not provide proof of vaccination status.


A male New York dog was captured assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a Stuyvesant square park on Wednesday afternoon as well as hitting a 15-year-old boy who tried to help her


Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced the news late on Friday during a meeting with state-level leaders to discuss a national response to increasing infection numbers.


John Christodoulou (left) is one of Britain"s richest men with a net worth of over APS2billion. The money was claimed through four shell companies which are under Mr Christodoulou"s control, The Times says.


Department of Health bosses postedA 44,985 new coronavirus infections, up 3.6 per cent on last week"s 43,423. The increase comes after seven days of infections spiking by at least 10 per cent.


Professor Peter Openshaw, a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), said case numbers and death rates are currently "unacceptable".


Dr Rangan Chatterjee told FEMAIL that tricks like writing a journal at the end of each day and always apologising to children if you fly off the handle at them can make for a more harmonious home life.


Rishi Sunak said whilst the winter would be "challenging" for the NHS, he ruled out another lockdown and said the booster Covid jabs means the UK is now in a new phase of controlling virus.


The National Cyber Security Centre has urged people to cut and paste passwords into websites rather than repeating the same phrase over multiple sites to reduce the risk of being ripped off.


"Sending all my love to the family of Halyna Hutchins. This is a truly unimaginable and devastating tragedy," she started the note.


The bull running event today, in the small village of Tafalla in Navarra, Spain, comes after coronavirus restrictions were lifted in the country.


The wheel was under construction in Fuzhou City, East China"s Fujian Province and the collapse occurred at around 2.40pm on Monday with no casualties reported.


Children will borrow billions for house deposits from their parents this year.


Alec Baldwin attends memorial for cinematographer he shotA
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:06:57 +0100
From https:
Alec Baldwin tweets article that he "was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting" as he attends memorial for cinematographer he shot.


Alec Baldwin fired a live round towards the camera, accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as she filmed him, and injuring director Joel Souza, who stood behind her.


Jeff Bezos" APS420million superyacht is glimpsed for first time
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:02:26 +0100
From https:
The 417ft (127 metre) yacht known as Y721 was rolled out in the Zwijndrecht shipyard in the west of the Netherlands. It will be the biggest sailing yacht in the world when it is complete in 2022.


The new allegations, submitted anonymously under penalty of perjury, echoed the claims made by whistleblower Frances Haugen, who delivered a scathing testimony before Congress.


The new allegations, submitted anonymously under penalty of perjury, echoed the claims made by whistleblower Frances Haugen, who delivered a scathing testimony before Congress.


Adam Lovatt, died after he was assaulted by Samuel Thorpe, in Crewe, in the early hours of May 25 2018. Thorpe hit Mr Lovatt once in the face outside the Bridge Inn on Shropshire Street.


Shoppers poked fun at supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury"s and Boots using cardboard cutouts of food (pictured). Fake asparagus was spotted in London as well as fake carrots in Norfolk.


Lady Louise, who is the daughter of Andrew"s younger brother Prince Edward, 57 and Sophie Wessex, 56, looked confident as she rode around the royal residence on a white horse.


Princess Eugenie, 31, who welcomed her first child, August Brooksbank, in February this year with husband Jack, 35, looked the picture of cosy on the night out.


McCartney said the only other thing he was qualified for was teaching, according to the Telegraph. He credited his English teacher Alan Durband for getting him interested in literature


With the autumn budget and spending review coming up on Wednesday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak met with some of the young families who are set to receive APS500million extra support.


Seb Jones, 33, told MailOnline he and his muscled friendsA Andy Flavell, Tom Whaite and Zack Hurley, responded to social media campaigns to rescue the animals trapped near the lava.


Woman, 25, had "balloon tummy" due to her extreme bloating
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:18:23 +0100
From https:
Matilda Hopkinson, 25, London, became more self-conscious about her appearance in her late teenage years and began avoiding social events where she would have to wear tight clothing.


Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk was allowed to settle in Britain in 2009, years after Fletcher was shot dead by a sniper outside the Libyan Embassy, despite being the main suspect in the murder investigation.


Lost Island of Gold may have been found by Sumatran fishermen
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:05:39 +0100
From https:
For the past five years, fishermen exploring the Musi River, near Palembang, have hauled a staggering treasure trove from the depths - including gemstones and gold ceremonial rings.


Growing up on $4.99 Sizzler salad bar...AND lunch at a Hollywood icon
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:03:38 +0100
From https:
AA 2013 post from Meghan"s Instagram account, deleted when she started dating Prince Harry, reveals that the Duchess told her 3million followers of "happy" times at Musso and Frank Grill.


More women come forward claiming they were spiked on nights out
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:03:26 +0100
From https:
Swansea University student Olivia Chapman believes she and two of her friends were jabbed in the arm while on a night out in the city. South Wales police said they are investigating the case.


Irish street artist Fin DAC, 54, painted 200ft-high murals (pictured) that shook up the art world. He was dubbed "a great talent of his generation" as his first UK solo show is set to make nearly APS1million.


"The Velvet Underground" is a new documentary that explores the highs and lows of the influential rock band that defined New York City"s avant-garde scene with Andy Warhol as their manager in the 1960s


Boris Johnson"s (pictured) Care minister said vaccine passports will evolve, which could mean having three jabs to be able to jet off, even though under-50s may not get boosters until after Christmas.


Rod Stewart"s plea deal on battery charge falls through
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:35:29 +0100
From https:
A plea deal between Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through Friday,


The 42-year-old"s parents Antoly and Olga are said to be "beside themselves with grief" after learning of their daughter"s death in the US from her husband Matthew.


Audio recordings from the 911 calls made from the set of Rust have shown panicked attempts to get ambulances on the scene. A cinematographer was killed and the film"s director injured.


Police officers who were called to an assault in Lymington, Hampshire yesterday found two men and a woman with stab wounds. A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.


The Foreign Secretary has urged Britain not to become strategically dependent on China, casting doubt over plans for China General Nuclear Power Group to build 20 per cent of Sizewell C.


DAME KATE BINGHAM: The Vaccine Taskforce boss is urging Britain to get booster jabs. The former head of the national taskforce says the success of the vaccine rollout is far from accomplished.


Anna Wintour has been accused of "crushing the elitist Parisian spirit" by streamlining global editions of the fashion bible, according to French newspaper Le Figaro .


National Highways has made nine applications to the High Court for contempt of court against Insulate Britain activists for breaching injunctions by "dangerously" blocking the M25 during their protests.


RICHARD KAY: After a night in a London hospital for what Buckingham Palace described as "preliminary investigations", the Queen was allowed to recuperate at home at Windsor Castle.


SIAN BOYLE: It was 2009 and I was a 19-year-old fresher at Nottingham University. A few moments later and I passed out in a toilet cubicle after being spiked.


Britain"s Warren Buffet, Terry Smith, sues ex-partner of 21 years
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:18:34 +0100
From https:
Terry Smith, 68, who is worth an estimated APS300 million, pictured left, is suing his former partner Teresa de Freitas, 47, following the breakdown of their relationship in Mauritius earlier this year.


Diversity targets will require thousands of companies to close the gender pay gap. But the proposals do not define gender the way it is usually recognised under UK law.


Police say three women reporting being spiked were not drugged
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:34:43 +0100
From https:
Detectives investigating three cases of women reporting being spiked with a needle during nights out in Exeter have said forensic tests found no evidence of date rape drugs in their system.


People from around the world have taken to anonymous sharing app Whisper to reveal why they"ve stopped having sex with their spouse, with many blaming infidelity and poor communication.


New invite-only "super rich" club charges $180K in yearly dues
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:41:12 +0100
From https:
While R360 only has a baseline of $100 million net worth to get in, founder Charles Garcia said two billionaires didn"t even make it past the membership committee.


Child refugees as young as nine who crossed the Channel into Britain have gone missing from almost every authority responsible for caring for them. Some are feared to have been kidnapped by traffickers.


Google"s new introduction to its Maps navigation system for 2022 will provide drivers with an alternative to the fastest and most direct route with the option of one that"s best for the environment.


Our reliance on cars has reached a 15-year high despite a drop in commuting, according to a new survey. An annual RAC poll found that 82 per cent of respondents would struggle without a car.


We got behind the wheel of Ford"s scintillating new green-and-mean flagship all-wheel-drive Mustang Mach-E GT, pinnacle of its all-electric Mach-E range.


Eric Zemmour, pictured, who has previous convictions forA spreading racial hatred has described the English as France"s "greatest enemies for 1,000 years" in a speech in Normandy.


The attendees of the event at the ExCeL were also able to give proof of a negative COVID test or natural immunity shown through a PCR test if they could not provide proof of vaccination status.


A male New York dog was captured assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a Stuyvesant square park on Wednesday afternoon as well as hitting a 15-year-old boy who tried to help her


Filming for Rust, a Western set in 1880"s Kansas which stars Alec Baldwin, was only the second time Gutierrez-Reed had lead a production"s firearms department.


John Christodoulou (left) is one of Britain"s richest men with a net worth of over APS2billion. The money was claimed through four shell companies which are under Mr Christodoulou"s control, The Times says.


Department of Health bosses postedA 44,985 new coronavirus infections, up 3.6 per cent on last week"s 43,423. The increase comes after seven days of infections spiking by at least 10 per cent.


Professor Peter Openshaw, a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), said case numbers and death rates are currently "unacceptable".


Dr Rangan Chatterjee told FEMAIL that tricks like writing a journal at the end of each day and always apologising to children if you fly off the handle at them can make for a more harmonious home life.


Rishi Sunak said whilst the winter would be "challenging" for the NHS, he ruled out another lockdown and said the booster Covid jabs means the UK is now in a new phase of controlling virus.


The National Cyber Security Centre has urged people to cut and paste passwords into websites rather than repeating the same phrase over multiple sites to reduce the risk of being ripped off.


"Sending all my love to the family of Halyna Hutchins. This is a truly unimaginable and devastating tragedy," she started the note.


The bull running event today, in the small village of Tafalla in Navarra, Spain, comes after coronavirus restrictions were lifted in the country.


The wheel was under construction in Fuzhou City, East China"s Fujian Province and the collapse occurred at around 2.40pm on Monday with no casualties reported.


Children will borrow billions for house deposits from their parents this year.


Alec Baldwin attends memorial for cinematographer he shotA
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:06:57 GMT
From https:
Alec Baldwin tweets article that he "was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting" as he attends memorial for cinematographer he shot.


Alec Baldwin fired a live round towards the camera, accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as she filmed him, and injuring director Joel Souza, who stood behind her.


Jeff Bezos" APS420million superyacht is glimpsed for first time
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:02:26 GMT
From https:
The 417ft (127 metre) yacht known as Y721 was rolled out in the Zwijndrecht shipyard in the west of the Netherlands. It will be the biggest sailing yacht in the world when it is complete in 2022.


The new allegations, submitted anonymously under penalty of perjury, echoed the claims made by whistleblower Frances Haugen, who delivered a scathing testimony before Congress.


Adam Lovatt, died after he was assaulted by Samuel Thorpe, in Crewe, in the early hours of May 25 2018. Thorpe hit Mr Lovatt once in the face outside the Bridge Inn on Shropshire Street.


Shoppers poked fun at supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury"s and Boots using cardboard cutouts of food (pictured). Fake asparagus was spotted in London as well as fake carrots in Norfolk.


Lady Louise, who is the daughter of Andrew"s younger brother Prince Edward, 57 and Sophie Wessex, 56, looked confident as she rode around the royal residence on a white horse.


Princess Eugenie, 31, who welcomed her first child, August Brooksbank, in February this year with husband Jack, 35, looked the picture of cosy on the night out.


McCartney said the only other thing he was qualified for was teaching, according to the Telegraph. He credited his English teacher Alan Durband for getting him interested in literature


With the autumn budget and spending review coming up on Wednesday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak met with some of the young families who are set to receive APS500million extra support.


Seb Jones, 33, told MailOnline he and his muscled friendsA Andy Flavell, Tom Whaite and Zack Hurley, responded to social media campaigns to rescue the animals trapped near the lava.


Woman, 25, had "balloon tummy" due to her extreme bloating
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:18:23 GMT
From https:
Matilda Hopkinson, 25, London, became more self-conscious about her appearance in her late teenage years and began avoiding social events where she would have to wear tight clothing.


Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk was allowed to settle in Britain in 2009, years after Fletcher was shot dead by a sniper outside the Libyan Embassy, despite being the main suspect in the murder investigation.


Lost Island of Gold may have been found by Sumatran fishermen
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:05:39 GMT
From https:
For the past five years, fishermen exploring the Musi River, near Palembang, have hauled a staggering treasure trove from the depths - including gemstones and gold ceremonial rings.


More women come forward claiming they were spiked on nights out
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:03:26 GMT
From https:
Swansea University student Olivia Chapman believes she and two of her friends were jabbed in the arm while on a night out in the city. South Wales police said they are investigating the case.


Irish street artist Fin DAC, 54, painted 200ft-high murals (pictured) that shook up the art world. He was dubbed "a great talent of his generation" as his first UK solo show is set to make nearly APS1million.


"The Velvet Underground" is a new documentary that explores the highs and lows of the influential rock band that defined New York City"s avant-garde scene with Andy Warhol as their manager in the 1960s


Boris Johnson"s (pictured) Care minister said vaccine passports will evolve, which could mean having three jabs to be able to jet off, even though under-50s may not get boosters until after Christmas.


The 42-year-old"s parents Antoly and Olga are said to be "beside themselves with grief" after learning of their daughter"s death in the US from her husband Matthew.


Audio recordings from the 911 calls made from the set of Rust have shown panicked attempts to get ambulances on the scene. A cinematographer was killed and the film"s director injured.


The Foreign Secretary has urged Britain not to become strategically dependent on China, casting doubt over plans for China General Nuclear Power Group to build 20 per cent of Sizewell C.


DAME KATE BINGHAM: The Vaccine Taskforce boss is urging Britain to get booster jabs. The former head of the national taskforce says the success of the vaccine rollout is far from accomplished.


Anna Wintour has been accused of "crushing the elitist Parisian spirit" by streamlining global editions of the fashion bible, according to French newspaper Le Figaro .


National Highways has made nine applications to the High Court for contempt of court against Insulate Britain activists for breaching injunctions by "dangerously" blocking the M25 during their protests.


RICHARD KAY: After a night in a London hospital for what Buckingham Palace described as "preliminary investigations", the Queen was allowed to recuperate at home at Windsor Castle.


SIAN BOYLE: It was 2009 and I was a 19-year-old fresher at Nottingham University. A few moments later and I passed out in a toilet cubicle after being spiked.


Britain"s Warren Buffet, Terry Smith, sues ex-partner of 21 years
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:18:34 GMT
From https:
Terry Smith, 68, who is worth an estimated APS300 million, pictured left, is suing his former partner Teresa de Freitas, 47, following the breakdown of their relationship in Mauritius earlier this year.


Diversity targets will require thousands of companies to close the gender pay gap. But the proposals do not define gender the way it is usually recognised under UK law.


Police say three women reporting being spiked were not drugged
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:34:43 GMT
From https:
Detectives investigating three cases of women reporting being spiked with a needle during nights out in Exeter have said forensic tests found no evidence of date rape drugs in their system.


People from around the world have taken to anonymous sharing app Whisper to reveal why they"ve stopped having sex with their spouse, with many blaming infidelity and poor communication.


New invite-only "super rich" club charges $180K in yearly dues
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:41:12 GMT
From https:
While R360 only has a baseline of $100 million net worth to get in, founder Charles Garcia said two billionaires didn"t even make it past the membership committee.


Child refugees as young as nine who crossed the Channel into Britain have gone missing from almost every authority responsible for caring for them. Some are feared to have been kidnapped by traffickers.


Google"s new introduction to its Maps navigation system for 2022 will provide drivers with an alternative to the fastest and most direct route with the option of one that"s best for the environment.


Our reliance on cars has reached a 15-year high despite a drop in commuting, according to a new survey. An annual RAC poll found that 82 per cent of respondents would struggle without a car.


We got behind the wheel of Ford"s scintillating new green-and-mean flagship all-wheel-drive Mustang Mach-E GT, pinnacle of its all-electric Mach-E range.


SUE REID: Ringed by a tall razor wire fence in a remote part of the pretty Greek island of Samos, this is a migrant camp with a difference. And it is a regime that could be coming to Britain soon


Forensic investigators have turned their attention to four-year-old Cleo Smith"s family home in a bid to cover "all avenues".


Dublin"s dancers were out in force for the first time since the start of the pandemic as long queues could be seen stretching for hundreds of yards at venues across Harcourt Street in Ireland"s capital.


The predator, 61, was given a life sentence in 1988 for the rape and murder of two 15-year-old girls. On September 1, he was granted parole and secretly driven to a hostel on the south coast.


UK daily Covid hospitalisations hit 1,000 for first time in six weeks
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:15:18 GMT
From https:
Department of Health bosses also posted another 49,298 infections, after cases jumped a tenth in a week to the brink of 50,000, and 180 deaths, a rise of almost a quarter in a week.


Emma Radacanu is a smash hit in Tatler"s Little Black Book
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:53:47 GMT
From https:
Britain"s Emma Raducanu has claimed another victory. The 18-year-old has topped Tatler"s Little Black Book list of the 200 "hottest dates in the land".


Chinese and Russian warships (pictured) partnered for the first time ever in a joint patrol in the western part of the Pacific Ocean this weekend as they manoeuvred in the Tsugaru Strait near Japan.


A male New York dog was captured assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a Stuyvesant square park on Wednesday afternoon as well as hitting a 15-year-old boy who tried to help her


Filming for Rust, a Western set in 1880"s Kansas which stars Alec Baldwin, was only the second time Gutierrez-Reed had lead a production"s firearms department.


Michael Campbell, a felon who"s entire face and neck is adorned in ink, is facing a possible life sentence after a felony arrest for attempting to rape a woman while she slept in bed with her boyfriend.


Kara Alaimo, now serving as a professor at Hofstra University, claims that Zuckerberg "has done little to try to fix" the problems with the social media behemoth.


Queen Letizia is joined by her daughters for day out in Spain
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:04:42 GMT
From https:
Letizia, 48, sported brown boots and dark jeans with a timeless jacket and statement scarf for the family outing.


"Sending all my love to the family of Halyna Hutchins. This is a truly unimaginable and devastating tragedy," she started the note.


Alec Baldwin was handling a Colt pistol on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when it accidentally discharged - killing mom-of-one Halyna Hutchins, the film"s cinematographer.


The bull running event today, in the small village of Tafalla in Navarra, Spain, comes after coronavirus restrictions were lifted in the country.


Scott Ziegler, the school superintendent for Loudoun County School District, denied having "any record" of the sexual assault at the Virginia high school, despite emailing the board on the day of.


The wheel was under construction in Fuzhou City, East China"s Fujian Province and the collapse occurred at around 2.40pm on Monday with no casualties reported.


Alec Baldwin attends memorial for cinematographer he shotA
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:06:57 GMT
From https:
Alec Baldwin tweets article that he "was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting" as he attends memorial for cinematographer he shot.


Halyna Hutchins" husband shared a touching tribute to his wife following her tragic death on Thursday captioned: "her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words."


Alec Baldwin fired a live round towards the camera, accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as she filmed him, and injuring director Joel Souza, who stood behind her.


Jeff Bezos" APS420million superyacht is glimpsed for first time
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:02:26 GMT
From https:
The 417ft (127 metre) yacht known as Y721 was rolled out in the Zwijndrecht shipyard in the west of the Netherlands. It will be the biggest sailing yacht in the world when it is complete in 2022.


The new allegations, submitted anonymously under penalty of perjury, echoed the claims made by whistleblower Frances Haugen, who delivered a scathing testimony before Congress.


Lady Louise, who is the daughter of Andrew"s younger brother Prince Edward, 57 and Sophie Wessex, 56, looked confident as she rode around the royal residence on a white horse.


Princess Eugenie, 31, who welcomed her first child, August Brooksbank, in February this year with husband Jack, 35, looked the picture of cosy on the night out.


29 minutes elapsed from the moment the stream of molten rock reached the property"s garden and brought the three-storey villa, on the Spanish island of La Palma, crashing to the ground.


Commentators including BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell questioned whether the palace had undermined public trust by failing to reveal monarch had been taken to London hospital.


Lost Island of Gold may have been found by Sumatran fishermen
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:05:39 GMT
From https:
For the past five years, fishermen exploring the Musi River, near Palembang, have hauled a staggering treasure trove from the depths - including gemstones and gold ceremonial rings.


Irish street artist Fin DAC, 54, painted 200ft-high murals (pictured) that shook up the art world. He was dubbed "a great talent of his generation" as his first UK solo show is set to make nearly APS1million.


"The Velvet Underground" is a new documentary that explores the highs and lows of the influential rock band that defined New York City"s avant-garde scene with Andy Warhol as their manager in the 1960s


The 42-year-old"s parents Antoly and Olga are said to be "beside themselves with grief" after learning of their daughter"s death in the US from her husband Matthew.


Audio recordings from the 911 calls made from the set of Rust have shown panicked attempts to get ambulances on the scene. A cinematographer was killed and the film"s director injured.


Biden"s summer home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is getting a $500,000 upgrade with a new security fence. The president has only been there twice since moving to the White House.


Anna Wintour has been accused of "crushing the elitist Parisian spirit" by streamlining global editions of the fashion bible, according to French newspaper Le Figaro .


The Riverside Unified School District said they do not condone the teacher"s behavior and have placed Candice Reed on leave while they conduct an investigation into the incident.


Britain"s Warren Buffet, Terry Smith, sues ex-partner of 21 years
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:18:34 GMT
From https:
Terry Smith, 68, who is worth an estimated APS300 million, pictured left, is suing his former partner Teresa de Freitas, 47, following the breakdown of their relationship in Mauritius earlier this year.


People from around the world have taken to anonymous sharing app Whisper to reveal why they"ve stopped having sex with their spouse, with many blaming infidelity and poor communication.


New invite-only "super rich" club charges $180K in yearly dues
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:41:12 GMT
From https:
While R360 only has a baseline of $100 million net worth to get in, founder Charles Garcia said two billionaires didn"t even make it past the membership committee.


Brian Laundrie"s autopsy is inconclusive, Florida authorities have told the family, and the remains are now being sent to an anthropologist to try and determine how he died.


Emma Radacanu is a smash hit in Tatler"s Little Black Book
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:53:47 GMT
From https:
Britain"s Emma Raducanu has claimed another victory. The 18-year-old has topped Tatler"s Little Black Book list of the 200 "hottest dates in the land".


The cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was accidentally shot and killed on a film set by Alec Baldwin, will be honored with an AFI scholarship in her name for women cinematographers.


Mark Brady was arrested last week for running a network of shoplifters, who would go out into neighboring stores in Seattle to steal items Brady could sell at his store.


Tilly Ramsay, 19, was called a "chubby little thing" by LBC radio DJ Steve Allen this week. But the famous father of the Strictly contestant from London has a history of fat-shaming others.


Fully-vaccinated Rep Glenn Thompson tests positive for COVID-19
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 06:35:42 GMT
From https:
Fully-vaccinated Pennsylvania Rep. Glenn Thompson, 62, announced he tested positive for COVID on Friday afternoon and is being treated at Walter Reed.


The probe also found physical assaults, derogatory racial comments and harsher discipline for students of color at Davis School District in Farmington, Utah.


A study has revealed women find bald men less attractive than their fully covered counterparts - and bald white men in particular are judged to be less successful, friendly and enthusiastic in life.


City officials placed registered sex offendersA Thomas Libby, Lonzel McNeil, Lee Jackson, Francis Harrison and Curtis Thompson in the Radisson Hotel at 52 William St.


Regional airline SkyWest canceled over a thousand flights in two days
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 04:14:10 GMT
From https:
Regional airline SkyWest was forced to cancel over a thousand flights between Thursday and Friday due to a five hour system outage that left passengers stranded at airports around the US


Britney Spears, 39, posted some sweet throwback photos of a day at the beach with her sons on Instagram on Friday as she mused about how "bittersweet" it was to see them grow up.


"If Baldwin or another person was negligent, a civil suit is almost a no-brainer at this point -- a very high likelihood," said attorney Jamie White, who has experience in criminal defense and civil suits.


Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa kicked off their long-awaited wedding weekend on Friday with a rehearsal at the Paradise Springs winery in picturesqueA Santa Barbara


Film industry insiders said Mrs Hutchins was an "incredible artist" with a huge career ahead of her. Mrs Hutchins and her husband and son lived in Venice Beach, California.


Frances Fisher, who stars in the film Rust, paid tribute to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Instagram. Hutchins was accidentally shot and killed by Fisher"s costar Alec Baldwin.


Gwyneth Paltrow might be on board to reprise her role as Pepper Potts now that Harry Styles has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She made an appearance on Drew"s News on Friday.


Missing Colorado mom, 39, found living on New York City streets
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:21:58 -0400
From https:
Loved ones say Alyssa Olivier"s story is a family"s worst nightmare: she"s suffered an apparent mental break and is homeless a and possibly violent a on the streets of New York City.


Long Island video-gaming casino deal under fire
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:20:53 -0400
From https:
A Long Island official is demanding the state Legislature investigate the Suffolk County OTBas controversial $120 million purchase of a popular Long Island casino.


West Nile virus cases have tripled in NYC amid mosquito season
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:09:57 -0400
From https:
West Nile virus cases have nearly tripled in New York City in 2021, and the Department of Health cited the summer"s warm, wet weather as possibly contributing to the uptick.


Jamie Lynn Spears claims parents pushed her to get an abortion at 16
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:03:43 -0400
From https:
Jamie Lynn Spears calls out her parents for pressuring her to have an abortion at 16 in upcoming memoir, "Things I Should Have Said."


Things getting bumpy for Arch Manning as recruitment comes into focus
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:51:29 -0400
From https:
Arch Manningas team suffered its second consecutive loss Friday night, but the recruitment of the famously named Louisiana high school quarterback is starting to come into focus.


Tributes pour in for Archie, the cat at Manhattanas Myers of Keswick
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:49:11 -0400
From https:
Archie, a 17-month-old black and white, beloved Manhattan shopcat met a gruesome end this week, sending his owners and fans reeling.


The DOTas plan would have also reduced Fifth Avenue from five lanes to four, strictly enforced two existing lanes of busways, reduced auto access between 55th and 45th streets and more.


aYou canat be afraid to speak in America,a insisted the HBO host.


aHunter Biden Rulea proposed to prevent money laundering in art world
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:37:44 -0400
From https:
Art galleries and museums should be subject to the same money laundering-prevention rules as banks when they buy and sell art, says a good-government group.


Giants must earn their fansa respect back or this could get ugly
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:37:35 -0400
From https:
Giants must earn their fans" respect back or this could get ugly


Amanda Knox announces the birth of her daughter
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:27:26 -0400
From https:
Amanda Knox has announced the birth of her daughter, saying she had withheld the news in order to "protect the people I love from being exploited as tabloid content."


Inside Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petitoas life with his parents
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:19:50 -0400
From https:
Brian and Gabby moved in with his parents at their 10,000-square-foot Florida property, which doubles as the family"s business headquarters, in 2019.


Five pitchers who should intrigue Yankees this offseason: Sherman
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:48:48 -0400
From https:
The Yankeesa rotation has depth and talent, but enough uncertainty that it can use one more piece.


According to a warrant, the gun handed to Alec Baldwin just before the fatal shooting was loaded with a live round.


When asked how she felt about Glenn Close saying her Oscar win didn"t "make sense," Gwyneth Paltrow claimed she had no idea that her fellow actress had come for her like that.


Family demands state probe of new momas death at Queens Hospital
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:41:34 -0400
From https:
Denise Williams, who was 29 with a newborn and a 3-year-old, died at Queens Hospital Center at 6:48 a.m. Aug. 30 after being admitted late on the night of Aug. 28.


Videos capture extent of student brawls at Queens high school
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:35:53 -0400
From https:
14 clips of wild fistfights at or near Benjamin Cardozo High School on 223rd Street feature both girls and boys, with crowds of noisy classmates surround the combatants, egging them on


Bidenas $3.5T spending plan shrinks as Democrats battle for pet projects
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:30:44 -0400
From https:
President Biden"s top legislative priority is getting slimmer as Democratic infighting over his massive social spending bill continues.


Alec Baldwin failed to follow the No. 1 rule of gun safety before the fatal shooting on the set of aRust,a a Hollywood weapons expert tells The Post.


Catalytic converter theft quadruples in one year
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:12:04 -0400
From https:
Through Oct. 10, 2,170 catalytic converters were reported stolen in the five boroughs, more than four times the 501 ripped off through the same date in 2020, the NYPD said.


Filming for Rust, a Western set in 1880"s Kansas which stars Alec Baldwin, was only the second time Gutierrez-Reed had lead a production"s firearms department.


Alec Baldwin was handling a Colt pistol on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when it accidentally discharged - killing mom-of-one Halyna Hutchins, the film"s cinematographer.


Sophie, 22, and Toni Quirke, 20, waived their anonymity to talk about the abuse and encourage other victims to do the same. Paul Wallis, 66, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday.


The bull running event today, in the small village of Tafalla in Navarra, Spain, comes after coronavirus restrictions were lifted in the country.


Scott Ziegler, the school superintendent for Loudoun County School District, denied having "any record" of the sexual assault at the Virginia high school, despite emailing the board on the day of.


The wheel was under construction in Fuzhou City, East China"s Fujian Province and the collapse occurred at around 2.40pm on Monday with no casualties reported.


Alec Baldwin attends memorial for cinematographer he shotA
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:06:57 GMT
From https:
Alec Baldwin tweets article that he "was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting" as he attends memorial for cinematographer he shot.


Alec Baldwin fired a live round towards the camera, accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as she filmed him, and injuring director Joel Souza, who stood behind her.


Jeff Bezos" APS420million superyacht is glimpsed for first time
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:02:26 GMT
From https:
The 417ft (127 metre) yacht known as Y721 was rolled out in the Zwijndrecht shipyard in the west of the Netherlands. It will be the biggest sailing yacht in the world when it is complete in 2022.


The new allegations, submitted anonymously under penalty of perjury, echoed the claims made by whistleblower Frances Haugen, who delivered a scathing testimony before Congress.


Shoppers poked fun at supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury"s and Boots using cardboard cutouts of food (pictured). Fake asparagus was spotted in London as well as fake carrots in Norfolk.


Sydney playboy building a huge pub empire.
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:51:03 GMT
From https:
Former high-flying banker Jon Adgemis has turned his attention to pouring beers - and is out to give Sydney"s gaggle of pub tsars a run for their money.


Abbie Chatfield has purchased a luxurious new property.A


Lady Louise, who is the daughter of Andrew"s younger brother Prince Edward, 57 and Sophie Wessex, 56, looked confident as she rode around the royal residence on a white horse.


Princess Eugenie, 31, who welcomed her first child, August Brooksbank, in February this year with husband Jack, 35, looked the picture of cosy on the night out.


McCartney said the only other thing he was qualified for was teaching, according to the Telegraph. He credited his English teacher Alan Durband for getting him interested in literature


Just a week after marrying her soulmate in Covid and lockdown-free Western Australia a glamorous AFL WAG and model has revealed she"s in hospital battling thyroid cancer.


Seb Jones, 33, told MailOnline he and his muscled friendsA Andy Flavell, Tom Whaite and Zack Hurley, responded to social media campaigns to rescue the animals trapped near the lava.


Woman, 25, had "balloon tummy" due to her extreme bloating
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:18:23 GMT
From https:
Matilda Hopkinson, 25, London, became more self-conscious about her appearance in her late teenage years and began avoiding social events where she would have to wear tight clothing.


Mark Wahlberg"s Wahlberg"s Sydney Opera House opens in December
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:13:31 GMT
From https:
The famous Wahlberg brothers now own a restaurant chain boasting 60 outlets, including one opening in Australia from December. But long before their success, the brothers lived a very different life.


Commentators including BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell questioned whether the palace had undermined public trust by failing to reveal monarch had been taken to London hospital.


Lost Island of Gold may have been found by Sumatran fishermen
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:05:39 GMT
From https:
For the past five years, fishermen exploring the Musi River, near Palembang, have hauled a staggering treasure trove from the depths - including gemstones and gold ceremonial rings.


More women come forward claiming they were spiked on nights out
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:03:26 GMT
From https:
Swansea University student Olivia Chapman believes she and two of her friends were jabbed in the arm while on a night out in the city. South Wales police said they are investigating the case.


Irish street artist Fin DAC, 54, painted 200ft-high murals (pictured) that shook up the art world. He was dubbed "a great talent of his generation" as his first UK solo show is set to make nearly APS1million.


Byron Bay influencer Ruby Tuesday sparks rumours she"s in Sydney
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:45:46 GMT
From https:
Ruby Tuesday Matthews has raised eyebrows after she shared an image of her lunch at Sydney"s ritzy eastern suburbs on Friday.A A


"The Velvet Underground" is a new documentary that explores the highs and lows of the influential rock band that defined New York City"s avant-garde scene with Andy Warhol as their manager in the 1960s


Kellie Brown launched Fig and Bloom in 2015 after being made redundant from her Melbourne fashion job and now has a staff of 48 people turning over $14 million in revenue a year.


Boris Johnson"s (pictured) Care minister said vaccine passports will evolve, which could mean having three jabs to be able to jet off, even though under-50s may not get boosters until after Christmas.


The 42-year-old"s parents Antoly and Olga are said to be "beside themselves with grief" after learning of their daughter"s death in the US from her husband Matthew.


Audio recordings from the 911 calls made from the set of Rust have shown panicked attempts to get ambulances on the scene. A cinematographer was killed and the film"s director injured.


Biden"s summer home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is getting a $500,000 upgrade with a new security fence. The president has only been there twice since moving to the White House.


Anna Wintour has been accused of "crushing the elitist Parisian spirit" by streamlining global editions of the fashion bible, according to French newspaper Le Figaro .


UFC: Conor McGregor says he wants to "kill" Tony Ferguson
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:09:44 GMT
From https:
McGregor, 33, is currently sidelined after breaking his leg during his UFC 264 defeat by Dustin Poirier last summer, with the UFC star holding a record of three defeats in his last four UFC outings.


Eager Australian travellers are being warned to book their next international destination wisely to avoid being slapped with extra hidden fees brought in during the Covid pandemic.A


A male New York dog was captured assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a Stuyvesant square park on Wednesday afternoon as well as hitting a 15-year-old boy who tried to help her


The Riverside Unified School District said they do not condone the teacher"s behavior and have placed Candice Reed on leave while they conduct an investigation into the incident.


RICHARD KAY: After a night in a London hospital for what Buckingham Palace described as "preliminary investigations", the Queen was allowed to recuperate at home at Windsor Castle.


Britain"s Warren Buffet, Terry Smith, sues ex-partner of 21 years
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:18:34 GMT
From https:
Terry Smith, 68, who is worth an estimated APS300 million, pictured left, is suing his former partner Teresa de Freitas, 47, following the breakdown of their relationship in Mauritius earlier this year.


May and Cleary received no punishment as they assured the NRL they didn"t know their friends had entered from NSW into Queensland illegally on October 2 - a day before the grand final.


Michelle Payne has slammed animal rights activists and critics who want to ban horse racing.A


People from around the world have taken to anonymous sharing app Whisper to reveal why they"ve stopped having sex with their spouse, with many blaming infidelity and poor communication.


Walker, 22, announced the wedding on Friday with black-and-white video of her beachside wedding which included guests such as Vin Diesel.


Julia Roberts has arrived in Sydney ahead of filming her new romantic comedy movie with George Clooney in Queensland.


Jeffrey and Michael Derderian, who owned The Station nightclub, claim that "sound foam" installed in club was actually "cheap packing foam" that helped the deadly fire spread


New invite-only "super rich" club charges $180K in yearly dues
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:41:12 GMT
From https:
While R360 only has a baseline of $100 million net worth to get in, founder Charles Garcia said two billionaires didn"t even make it past the membership committee.


Brian Laundrie"s autopsy is inconclusive, Florida authorities have told the family, and the remains are now being sent to an anthropologist to try and determine how he died.


Child refugees as young as nine who crossed the Channel into Britain have gone missing from almost every authority responsible for caring for them. Some are feared to have been kidnapped by traffickers.


Kelsey Sherman posted the video to TikTok on Friday after she wanted to save time on the online dating app by seeing if her views aligned with the men she conversed with.


Property prices on Sydney"s Northern Beaches surged by 37 per cent in a year. This was almost double the national surge, itself the fastest increase since 1989.


Lara Worthington heads out to lunch in New York"s West VillageA A
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 09:38:22 GMT
From https:
Lara Worthington (nA(c)e Bingle) has settled back into life in New York.A


Arabella Del Busso will fight charges of allegedly stealing $52,350 from her former employer.


Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has issued a blunt warning to anti-vaxxers as her state prepares to finally open its borders in just over a week.


SUE REID: Ringed by a tall razor wire fence in a remote part of the pretty Greek island of Samos, this is a migrant camp with a difference. And it is a regime that could be coming to Britain soon


Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted back on set with her co-stars after shocking fans by kissing actorA Jon Tenney during filming earlier this week in New York.


Forensic investigators have turned their attention to four-year-old Cleo Smith"s family home in a bid to cover "all avenues".


Migrants as young as nine have disappeared.


Supermarket cut outs used to hide empty shelves ridiculed by shoppers
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:10:20 +0000
From https:
One shopper commented: aMmmm delicious photos of asparagusa.


John Christodoulou is one of Britain"s richest men with a APS2billion fortune.


The subterranean hall has been shut for the foreseeable future due to safety fears.


Pub to hold girls-only nights every week to protect women from spikings
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:58:56 +0000
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Only female staff will be working and men will not be allowed inside.


It"s set to be announced on Wednesday.


But boosters won"t be available for under-50s until "well after Christmas".


Plane passenger gets furious backlash for ainconsideratea hair
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:53:24 +0000
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The post has gone viral with many people using the thread to rant about other annoying habits plane passengers have.


Care staff hope Hispi will be able to make his way to more familiar waters.


Boy, 14, among four arrested after man killed in triple stabbing
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:09:33 +0000
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The attack happened outside a branch of the Royal British Legion.


Prince Charles areduced to tearsa by Williamas inheritance plans
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:37:21 +0000
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The future king said he was deeply moved.


People turning up to A&E for asore throats, tooth ache and period paina
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:08:59 +0000
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Doctors have begged people not to come to A&E unless their condition is "life-threatening"


One in 10 houses in the UK could be at risk of flooding in 30 years.


Herd of 26 sheep rowed to safety after field floods in downpours
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:18:00 +0000
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All"s wool that ends wool.


More than 1,000,000 school children face tougher Covid restrictions
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:46:32 +0000
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Pupils have been adisproportionately burdened by pandemic restrictionsa, campaigners have warned.


Elephants evolving to lose their tusks to escape poaching
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:19:37 +0000
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The speed of their genetic changes in Mozambique was decribed as "astonishing".


UK facing another Christmas lockdown aif we donat act nowa
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:08:57 +0000
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A top adviser to the government on Covid-19 has said he is "very fearful" there will be another "lockdown Christmas"


Buckingham Palace have been accused to misleading the nation over the Queen"s health.


Immediate action is necessary to avoid "crisis point", health chiefs say.


The constable was on probation and guarded a search cordon for the 33-year-old in March.


aNo family should have to clean up the crime scene of a loved onea
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000
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aYou are just there back in the moment. It is a photograph burned into your brain and you canat get rid of it."


When is Remembrance Day 2021 and when do poppies go on sale?
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 05:00:00 +0000
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Lest we forget.



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Making a cleaning checklist = overwhelming and stressful. Printing out a pre-made cleaning checklist from Etsy and simply following it = breathing a sigh of relief as we speak.


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7 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:06:02 -0400
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Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.


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48 Organization Products That Will Finally Whip Your Home Into Shape
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:00:03 -0400
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It"s time to manifest the well-organized TikTok influencer fridge you deserve.


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BRB, adding "I"m trying my best," to my email signature.


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"Pretty privilege is very, very real, having been on both sides."


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For Enchanted, James Marsden was actually hit by bicycles.


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Justice for the mothers in Disney movies.


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That settles it: I"m being an Annoying Indoor DweebaC/ this Halloween.


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Why do people think this is OK?


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38 Final Movie Lines That Stuck With People Long After The Film Ended
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:30:02 -0400
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"Well...I"m back."


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I was today years old when I learned Jason Momoa is actually a Joseph.


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Finding it a little hard to "love thy neighbor" after this post...


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They truly aren"t paid enough for all this nonsense. d


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28 Toys And Games To Buy Now Before The Holiday Rush
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:01:02 -0400
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Some of which might already be sold out by the time you click this link.


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If You Pass This Quiz, You Like The Haunted Mansion Too Much
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:46:03 -0400
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Welcome foolish mortals...


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You were my town, now I"m in exile seeing you out.


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19 British Tweets That Made Me Cackle With Laughter This Week
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:04:03 -0400
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"Adeleas every day body language is smoking area."


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19 Songs You Definitely Know Every Word To, Minus The Artistas Name
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:46:02 -0400
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"Wait, WHO sings this..." aYou


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17 TV Moments From This Week That We Can"t Stop Talking About
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:16:03 -0400
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You Season 3 was more chaotic than ever, and I loved every second of it.


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In this house, we ask W.W.S.J.D. (What Would Samantha Jones Do).


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I should"ve studied.


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46 Workout Clothes So Good Youall Want To Buy More Than One
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:01:02 -0400
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People on TikTok are obsessed with these Amazon and Aerie leggings for a *reason*.


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It"s spOoKy season!


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42 Products So Helpful, They"ll Fix A Bunch Of Common Problems
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:01:03 -0400
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A supportive knee band, a space-saving shoe organizer, and more things that"ll help solve daily annoyances.


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24 Problem-Solving Products If Pet Fur Is Your Arch Nemesis
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:01:02 -0400
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Owning a pet has many perks...but finding fur literally everywhere...yeah that"s not one of them.


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Madonna"s "Hung Up" is an important moment in gay millennial history.


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People did these things and said to themselves, "Yep, job"s finished."


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37 Things Parent Reviewers Have Said Are "Must-Haves"
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:31:03 -0400
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A bestselling cradle cap system, viral TikTok toothbrush holder, silicone training cup designed for little hands and more. BRB, adding these to my cart.


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A human manually sweeping floors in a robot vacuum store.


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"My bodyas been objectified my entire career. Itas not just now." aAdele


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33 Things Youad Totally Buy If You Saw An Infomercial For Them
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:01:05 -0400
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But, wait; there"s more. There"s always more.


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The revelation came amid increased scrutiny of the film set and the general practice of using prop guns in productions.


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Hasbro, I"m waiting for my emoji-filled Ouija board.


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Here"s a quick rundown of some products that"ll save you time and money so you can move onto a more *fun* activity.


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Nurses and shop staff in UK face tide of abuse since end of lockdowns
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:15:15 GMT
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Customer-facing workers in all sectors report greater hostility, research shows

People in public-facing jobs are facing rising hostility and verbal abuse since the end of the Covid lockdowns, according to organisations which represent them. Half of all shop, transport, restaurant and hotel workers and others dealing regularly with the public have experienced abuse in the past six months, figures from the Institute for Customer Service (ICS) show. This is a 6% rise over Mayas 44%. Of those who had been abused, 27% had been physically attacked, it found.

The research comes as trades unions and industry bodies warn of growing public hostility towards workers since Covidas second wave.

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Christmas bin collections in UK at risk as lorry drivers quit
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:00:44 GMT
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Local councils face a shortage of refuse collectors who can earn tens of thousands more driving for supermarkets or food hauliers

Households are being warned of a aChristmas crisisa in bin collections as drivers quit their jobs for better pay working for supermarkets and food hauliers.

Bin lorry drivers are being offered pay deals worth as much as APS40,000 a year to switch to jobs in the food industry. One council in Lancashire said last week it had lost almost half of its drivers in the last three months.

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Assistant director assured actor the gun was safe to use because it didnat have live ammunition, search warrant says

Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released on Friday show.

The assistant director did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court.

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Rishi Sunak to announce APS500m package for families
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:11:19 GMT
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Labour describes plan as asmokescreen for the Conservativesa failure to delivera in the past

Hundreds of thousands of families are to receive extra support as part of a APS500m package from the government that will include the creation of a network of afamily hubsa across England, but concerns have been raised that the measures do not go far enough.

The government describes the centres, which will launch in 75 local authorities, as aone-stop shopsa for advice and guidance. They are similar in some respects to the Sure Start centres introduced under Tony Blair, although ministers believe they will provide a more comprehensive service.

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Hundreds of UK drink spiking reports in the past two months
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:15:53 GMT
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Police body says figure is avery concerninga amid calls for aGirls Night Ina nightclub boycotts

Almost 200 drink spiking incidents have been reported to police forces across the UK over the past two months, the National Police Chiefsa Council said on Friday.

The NPCC said there have been 198 confirmed reports of drink spiking in September and October across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus 24 reports of some form of injection.

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Owners offload dogs bought in lockdown by pretending they are strays
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:13:06 GMT
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Rescue centres say they are seeing more and more pets their owners are now too busy to look after

People are pretending that dogs they acquired during lockdown are strays so that rescue centres take them in, after failing to sell them online, animal rescue charities and shelters have warned.

Figures from March revealed that more than 3.2m pets were bought by UK households during lockdown. Since Covid restrictions were lifted and people have started to return to the office, charities have reported a growing trend of people abandoning their pandemic pets as they no longer have as much time for them.

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UK dads who lost their daughters to suicide finish 300-mile walk
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:50:02 GMT
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Three Dads Walking raise APS500,000 for suicide prevention charity after stars including Daniel Craig chip in

Three fathers who lost their daughters to suicide crossed the finish line of a 300-mile walk from Cumbria to Greater Manchester to Norfolk on Saturday.

Three Dads Walking a which has attracted donations from actors Daniel Craig and, most recently, Nicole Kidman a has raised more than APS500,000 for suicide prevention charity Papyrus.

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Materials provided by Frances Haugen to media outlets shine light on how company apparently stumbled into 6 January

As extremist supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on 6 January, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the worldas largest social media company.

Thousands of miles away, in California, Facebook engineers were racing to tweak internal controls to slow the spread of misinformation and content likely to incite further violence.

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RAF airlifts 102 people who had fled Afghanistan to UK
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:43:34 GMT
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Flights mark first military relocation of Afghans and British nationals since end of Kabul evacuation

The RAF has airlifted more than 100 people who had left Afghanistan and were in a neighbouring third country to the UK.

The Ministry of Defence said the two flights had landed safely in the UK carrying 102 people who would receive support to begin their lives in Britain.

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Matteo Salvini objects to Richard Gere as witness in kidnap trial
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:50:59 GMT
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Italyas far-right former interior minister goes on trial for refusing to let Spanish rescue ship dock in Sicily

The Italian far-right leader, Matteo Salvini, has criticised the approval of a Hollywood star as a witness in his trial on kidnapping charges for blocking the arrival of a migrant rescue ship.

As the trial began on Saturday, the Palermo judge Roberto Murgia said all witnesses submitted by the parties would be allowed to testify, including the actor Richard Gere, who went on board the NGO ship Open Arms in August 2019 in a show of solidarity with the 147 stranded migrants. The next hearing has been set for 17 December.

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Agriculture turns full-circle as the trend for ripping out hedges is reverseda| and farmers hail the ecological benefits

The emerald-green five-year-old hawthorn hedge glistens in autumnal sunshine. In the cider apple orchard and grass pastures below, younger hedges shoot off towards a fast-flowing trout stream.

History has come full circle in Blackmore Farm, which nestles in the foothills of the Quantocks in Somerset. The owner, Ian Dyer, remembers helping his father, who arrived as a tenant farmer in the 1950s, grub out old hedges in the 1960s and 1970s. But a like increasing numbers of landowners a he has hired a hedgelayer to bring back his hedges to provide habitats for wildlife, capture carbon and slow water pouring off fields into rivers.

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I knew that was going to happena| The truth about premonitions
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:00:43 GMT
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Uncanny and creepy, premonitions that turn out to be authentic can feel profound. But is there science to explain them?

Around seven years ago, Garrett, was in a local Pizza Hut with his friends, having a day so ordinary that it is cumbersome to describe. He was 16 a or thereabouts a and had been told by teachers to go around nearby businesses and ask for gift vouchers that the school could use as prizes in a raffle. There were five other teenagers with Garrett, and theyad just finished speaking to the restaurant manager when suddenly, out of nowhere, Garrettas his body was flooded with shock. He felt cold and clammy and had an aoverwhelming sense that something had happeneda. He desperately tried to stop himself crying in front of his peers.

aIt was like Iad just been told something terrible,a the now 23-year-old from the southwest of England says (his name has been changed on his request). aI couldnat tell you exactly what it was, but I just knew something had happened.a Garrett returned home and tried to distract himself from a feeling he describes as grief. The phone rang. His mum answered it. A few hours earlier a around the time Garrett was in the restaurant a his grandfather had died from a sudden heart attack while on a cruise.

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The singers recreate their first pop portrait and and discuss friendship, family and Wham!

Bastions of 80s pop jubilance, Pepsi & Shirlie travelled the world as dancers and backing singers for Wham!. George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley enlisted their school friend Shirlie Holliman, before Helen aPepsia DeMacque joined for Wham!as short but wildly successful career from 1982 to 1986. As a duo, Pepsi & Shirlie had hits with Heartache and Goodbye Stranger. Now living in St Lucia with her husband, Pepsi has performed in musicals such as Hair, while Shirlie, who lives in Hertfordshire and has two children, Harley Moon and Roman, has released a swing album and a book with husband Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet. Their book, Pepsi & Shirlie: Itas All in Black and White, is out now.

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Stephen Merchant: aI see The Outlaws as a suburban, low-rent westerna
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:00:40 GMT
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The comic actor and writer on his new sitcom about community service, sharing Christopher Walkenas omelette and portraying a serial killer

Stephen Merchant, 46, is a writer, producer, director and comic actor who rose to fame in 2001 with The Office, about life at a paper supply company in Slough. Created by Merchant and his former XFM co-presenter Ricky Gervais, the awards-festooned series spawned a US version starring Steve Carell, and is credited with prompting a new wave of comedy series that dispensed with laughter tracks and punchlines in favour of a mockumentary style. The pair followed up The Office with Extras, in which Merchant played incompetent agent to Gervaisas struggling actor, amid a feast of celebrity cameos. In 2013 he wrote and starred in the HBO sitcom Hello Ladies, a series based on his standup routine and which followed an Englishman in Los Angeles and his failed attempts at dating. Elsewhere, he has worked variously as a DJ on BBC 6 Music, a podcaster and voiceover artist, and has appeared in films including Hot Fuzz and Jojo Rabbit.

Merchantas new six-part series, The Outlaws, co-created with Elgin James, follows the fortunes of seven strangers doing community service in Merchantas former hometown of Bristol. Characters include Darren Boydas reactionary businessman, Clare Perkinsa diehard activist, Eleanor Tomlinsonas spoilt influencer, Merchantas sad-sack solicitor a and Christopher Walken in his first role in a British comedy, as a career criminal fresh out of prison.

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Many people turning to skips or sites such as Freecycle in a bid to save money and help the planet

One manas trash is another manas treasure, so goes the saying. That is certainly evident through the rise of exchanges on platforms such as Olio, Facebook Marketplace and Nextdoor, where people happily take their neighboursa unwanted goods off their hands. Sometimes items are new or as good as new; sometimes they are a piece of furniture to upcycle and breathe new life into.

From saving money to helping the planet, many people turn to volunteer-run online communities focused on goods that would otherwise go to landfill, rather than head to Ikea. Searches for the term aFreecyclea have increased 22% from July 2018 to July 2021, while the number of people Googling awhere can I find free stuff?a shot up 800% over the same period, according to the data provider SEMrush. Some scour skips, the streets, and ask around in their community for free stuff a all ways of consuming without spending a penny.

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20 years of the iPod: how it shuffled music and tech forever
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:00:38 GMT
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In October 2001, the music industry was riven by piracy and had no idea how to solve it. Enter Steve Jobs, whose new device created a digital music market a and made Apple into a titan

In 2001, the record business was in freefall due to digital piracy, and the best way out of this accelerating crisis came in the shape of a white device the size of a deck of cards. The iPod, launched 20 years ago this week, was also how Appleas Steve Jobs was able to prey on a failing business in order to avenge his own past failures a exiled between 1985 and 1997 from the company he co-founded a by turning Apple into the most profitable company in history.

Before the iPod lifeline arrived in October 2001, record labels were in full panic mode. In its annual report for 2001, record company trade body IFPI called it aa turbulenta year, blaming filesharing and CD burning for a revenue slump. Jay Berman was chief exective of IFPI at the time and calls the scale of filesharing then aa crisis of momentous proportionsa for record labels. aIt really was,a he says, aa foreign invasion.a

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End of the checkout queue? Stores rush to deploy till-free technology
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:00:39 GMT
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Tesco GetGo store in Holborn is latest to let shoppers walk straight out a but not everyone likes the frictionless experience

aDonat worry, youare just a dot on a screen like in Pac-Man,a says Bilal, a Tesco shop assistant, when a customer expresses concern about the hundreds of cameras tracking them as they browse in the new acheckout-freea store in central London.

From the outside this Tesco Express on High Holborn looks identical to thousands of others across the country. But inside there are no tills and no self-checkout machines. Instead you scan a QR code on your phone to gain entry, and a complex system of cameras and weighted shelves figure out what you have picked up. Once youare done you just walk out and your phone (eventually) buzzes to tell you how much youave spent.

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Nadia Whittome: aParliament does strange things to youa
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:00:42 GMT
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The Labour MP, 25, on eyebrows, her love of dancing and not earning more than the workers she represents

Iave always seemed older than my age. As a child I was quiet and reserved, but also serious and outspoken. Life wasnat always pleasant, but you remember the happy bits. Weave always been a tight-knit, motley crew: Mum, my older brother and me. We found ways to laugh through anything.

There often wasnat much money around. Mum stopped working when I was 12, for health reasons. She shielded me from our struggles with endless resourcefulness. When I was older I understood the sacrifices she made: at times going hungry to make sure Iad eaten.

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Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen discuss their dads, their unlikely friendship, and second careers a as podcast hosts

President Barack Obama
Good conversations donat follow a script. Like a good song, theyare full of surprises, improvisations, detours. They may be grounded in a specific time and place, reflecting your state of mind and the current state of the world. But the best conversations also have a timeless quality, taking you back into the realm of memory, propelling you forward toward your hopes and dreams. Sharing stories reminds you that youare not alone a and maybe helps you understand yourself a little bit better.

When Bruce and I first sat down in the summer of 2020 to record Renegades: Born in the USA, we didnat know how our conversations would turn out. What I did know was that Bruce was a great storyteller, a bard of the American experience a and that we both had a lot on our minds, including some fundamental questions about the troubling turn our country had taken. A historic pandemic showed no signs of abating. Americans everywhere were out of work. Millions had just taken to the streets to protest the murder of George Floyd, and the then occupant of the White House seemed intent not on bringing people together but on tearing down some of the basic values and institutional foundations of our democracy.

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Government adviser says measures need to be in place now to get transmission rates down; WHO says whole world needs to be vaccinated

Here is a good picture to start your weekend with as a zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia, reopens following a dramatic fall in Covid cases in the country.

In case you missed it last night, the senior official credited with the early success of the Covid vaccine rollout in England is returning to the NHS to resume her role overseeing the programme, months after leaving to become the head of Boris Johnsonas Downing Street delivery unit.

The next phase of the vaccination programme is extremely important. We know that the vaccine is helping us to save lives and so we must focus all of our efforts on rolling out the booster campaign to everyone eligible, as well as ensuring that everyone who has not yet had their first jab, including young people, gets the chance to come forward.

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Record Covid fatalities as Russia prepares for nationwide curbs
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:13:59 GMT
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Putin blames low vaccination rates as the country records 1,075 deaths in a day

Russia reported a record 1,075 Covid deaths in 24 hours on Saturday as Europeas hardest-hit country with dramatically low vaccination rates prepares for nationwide curbs from next week.

Despite a number of pleas from the countryas president, Vladimir Putin, and the availability of the home-produced Sputnik V vaccine, only 36% of Russians are fully vaccinated.

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England beat West Indies by six wickets: T20 World Cup a live!
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:28:58 GMT
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More dew talk: and some useful insight from Sam Curran (marooned in the studio because of his stress fracture) if you, like me, have never tried to send down a dewy ball in Dubai. aIf the ball is wet it is going to take out reverse swing and also makes it difficult to bowl yorkers.a

Nasser Hussain is out in Dubai and looking very perky. aEngland are well placed but are without Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Sam Curran, which shows the depth England have. The challenges are conditions, because with the balance of the side England have gone with it would have been very difficult for the three spinners bowling with a wet ball and a bar of soap if theyad lost the toss.a

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England v Northern Ireland: Womenas World Cup qualifier a live!
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:29:07 GMT
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The teams are lining up in the tunnel.

aSecond balls, thatas the main thing, winning the second balls,a says Ian Wright on pundit duty.

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Brighton v Manchester City: Premier League a live!
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:15:56 GMT
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Pep Guardiolaas turn to have a chat with Sky Sports. aThis is a big challenge, definitely. Man to man, they are so aggressive, really good in the final third, they have really good principles. I am so, so happy. I donat have any complaints with my team. Our game in Bruges was exceptional. Burnley was not perfect, but itas normal. Always you have a little bit up and down.a

Graham Potter talks to Sky. aCity are a team in a fantastic moment. We know the challenge. Shane Duffy has had a load of football and itas a tactical decision to bring Solly March in, who has been also been playing well. Itas no slight on Shane at all, heas there and ready to help us at the back end of the game. It gives us an option to play an extra midfield player. We need to be focused because they can take you apart.a

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Watford secured a huge win at Everton, mainly thanks to a Josh King hat-trick

Ngakia starts for Watford at Everton today, which is richly deserved as he was on the only positive to come out of their loss to Liverpool last week. Ranieri will be hoping a few players follow his lead today.

Of course they have.

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Mount scores hat-trick in Chelseaas seven-goal romp against Norwich
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:43:43 GMT
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After investing so much energy into building the attack around Romelu Lukaku Chelsea found a way to play without their APS97.5m striker. Mason Mount accepted the extra responsibility with typical eagerness, scoring his first hat-trick in a Chelsea shirt, and Thomas Tuchel could also take satisfaction from Callum Hudson-Odoi capitalising on the absence of Lukaku, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner by producing a driven, skilful display in his favourite position.

One down, 249 to go as far as Hudson-Odoi is concerned. Before this game Tuchel had challenged him to deliver on a consistent basis, telling the 20-year-old winger he will have turned a corner only once he plays 250 good games in a row, and the tough love drew a positive reaction.

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Lloyd Evansa perfection with the boot sees Gloucester past Newcastle
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:17:15 GMT
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  • Gloucester 29-20 Newcastle
  • Evans claims 19-point haul with seven kicks out of seven

Lloyd Evans put the boot into Newcastle as he hit the target with all seven kicks at goal to notch a match-winning 19 points.

The Falcons enjoyed all the possession and all the phase play in the first-half, but it was Gloucester who picked up all the penalties and points. Lloyd Evans opened the home sideas account with his first successful kick in the 10th minute and then added a second 13 minutes later.

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  • France 10-30 England
  • Four tries in first 20 minutes seal Shaun Waneas first win

A near-perfect opening quarter proved to be enough for England to hold off a gallant second-half effort from France and secure Shaun Waneas first win as national coach.

Waneas side for the Test in Perpignan included eight debutants, with an obvious glance towards next yearas World Cup and a chance for some players to show they can force their way into his thinking. He will have been impressed with what he saw in the opening quarter, with England motoring along at a point a minute against Laurent Frayssinousa side, who they will meet in the group stage of the tournament in 2022.

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Burnley remain winless despite Maxwel Cornetas double at Southampton
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:06:36 GMT
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This week Ralph HasenhA1/4ttl highlighted the foolishness of judging a book by its cover, admitting his perception of Burnley has changed somewhat in recent years and this match provided stirring evidence of why.

A lively contest was bookended by two fine goals by Maxwel Cornet but the reality is Burnley are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season, despite rallying to prevent the impressive Armando Broja from being Southamptonas match-winner for the second week running.

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Frances Haugenas atestimony toura of revelations about the tech company makes good copy, but will its executives listen?

If you wanted a paragon of astute, thoroughly modern whistleblowing, then Frances Haugen is your woman. She is the former Facebook employee who revealed that the company knew about the harm that some of its products, especially Instagram, were causing but did little or nothing about them because it prioritised growth and revenue above all else.

A good CV is essential to establish your street cred and Haugen ticks all the Silicon Valley boxes. A degree in electrical engineering? Check. An MBA from Harvard? Check. Specialised in algorithmic management? Check. Experience with, and knowledge of, ranking algorithms at a number of tech companies? Check (Google, Pinterest, Yelp). And of course youall have held down a substantial position in the company about which you are blowing the whistle. Again, Haugen ticks that box: at Facebook, she was the lead product manager on the civic misinformation team, which dealt with issues of democracy and misinformation; she later worked on counterespionage.

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Dullness and a total disinterest in their media profile are desirable traits in the BBCas next political editor

Not long after she took over as BBC political correspondent, Laura Kuenssberg suggested that what she was most excited about awas to allow the voices of people outside this weirdo Palace of Westminster to be heard. I thought the whole social media thing might be really positive.a

Six years on, as Kuennssberg appears to have come to the end of her tenure, she might have been careful what she wished for. The voices outside Westminster she has mostly been hearing are those toxic tones that have become the white noise of our fractured public life.

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Fear not: there is little danger of inflation running wild
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:00:45 GMT
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Retail sales and confidence are falling, and the net effect of the budget will be deflationary. Rate rises will prove unnecessary

Next month the Bank of England might begin the long road back to higher interest rates. Plenty of financial traders believe comments and speeches by the governor Andrew Bailey and some of his colleagues make it a likely possibility.

If it doesnat happen in November, the central bankas monetary policy committee (MPC) will meet again in December to survey the economy. It could be then that the nine-strong group takes on the Grinchas mantle, stealing Christmas cheer with a hike in the nationas cost of borrowing.

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Increasingly, authoritarians are likening agenderisma to acommunisma and atotalitarianisma

In June, the Hungarian parliament voted overwhelmingly to eliminate from public schools all teaching related to ahomosexuality and gender changea, associating LGBTQI rights and education with pedophilia and totalitarian cultural politics. In late May, Danish MPs passed a resolution against aexcessive activisma in academic research environments, including gender studies, race theory, postcolonial and immigration studies in their list of culprits. In December 2020, the supreme court in Romania struck down a law that would have forbidden the teaching of agender identity theorya but the debate there rages on. Trans-free spaces in Poland have been declared by transphobes eager to purify Poland of corrosive cultural influences from the US and the UK. Turkeyas withdrawal from the Istanbul convention in March sent shudders through the EU, since one of its main objections was the inclusion of protections for women and children against violence, and this aproblema was linked to the foreign word, agendera.

The attacks on so-called agender ideologya have grown in recent years throughout the world, dominating public debate stoked by electronic networks and backed by extensive rightwing Catholic and evangelical organizations. Although not always in accord, these groups concur that the traditional family is under attack, that children in the classroom are being indoctrinated to become homosexuals, and that agendera is a dangerous, if not diabolical, ideology threatening to destroy families, local cultures, civilization, and even amana himself.

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With writer David Chase apparently in discussions with HBO Max, my inner Tony canat help but wonder awhadayagunnado?a

There is a fitting Sopranos-esque vagueness to the phrase ain talks witha, as in, Tony is in talks with New York or Carmela is in talks with the priest. The US streaming platform HBO Max has announced that it is in talks with David Chase about bringing the surprising TV hit of the pandemic back to the small screen. aWeare talking to David about a new series, Sopranos-related, on HBO Max,a confirmed television executive Ann Sarnoff last week.

It would be surprising, at this stage of renewed Sopranos fever, if these talks were not happening. The last two years have brought flash-in-the-pan TV smashes, from Mare of Easttown to Bridgerton to Squid Game, but there has been nothing like the level of reverence still bestowed on The Sopranos, either by those rewatching it for the second or third time (I put my hand up here) or the people who have come to it fresh, having been too young to absorb it when it was first on air.

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The transportation secretary is aat worka like the heroic workaholic he is a but that undermines the whole point of parental leave

Brace yourself, because what Iam going to say next may shock you. Here we go: an American man adopted newborn twins and then had the audacity to take some time off work to look after them! No, I canat believe it either. No self-respecting, red-blooded man should be spending time with his tiny babies. He should be in the office, missing those early months, so he can focus on whatas really important. Forget bonding with your vulnerable newborns, there are urgent emails to be sent.

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The onus is on white people to change things for those of us working behind the scenes, but Black creators also hold sway

In the eight years Iave worked in the music industry, career highs have been offset by instances of racism. Iave often been confused with other Black people who work in the industry at events, meetings and panels a at a gig one evening, it happened three separate times.

For the first part of my career, I worked in the independent sector, which is not known for its diversity. My isolation as one of the few Black people working in this area was often explained away by my white counterparts: Iave been told that Black people just donat listen to alternative music, but this doesnat explain why white people are overrepresented when working in Black music. When I am asked about my perspectives, Iam often then required to do the heavy lifting, as though structural racism is a problem that Black people should fix rather than the white perpetrators of it. When I was starting out in the industry a younger, more insecure about my race and attempting to get my bearings in a sea of white faces, my attempts to assimilate were often overwhelmed by a sense of otherness.

Michelle Kambasha works in the music industry

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Iave worked in oil for decades, and seen what happens when jobs dry up with no plan B. Now industry leaders must face reality too

Moving to a green energy system and a zero-emissions society without leaving people behind is an enormous challenge. Many oil and gas workers are actually ready for the change, but the oil and gas industry itself is slowing the process, holding back real progress.

Having worked in the oil industry in Aberdeen and abroad for decades, what I have seen feels like the industry applying all of its power to self-preservation, in the face of the immutable truths that fossil fuels will one day run out and that we must keep what of them remains in the ground.

Erik Dalhuijsen is a consultant petroleum and sustainability engineer and a climate change activist living in Aberdeen

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Climate crisis education should be embedded in system, say unions
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:24:04 GMT
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Government urged to carry out comprehensive review of curriculum and decarbonise school estate by 2030

Climate crisis education should become fully embedded in the system, unions have urged.

A joint letter to the education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, calls for a review of the curriculum to ensure everyone is mobilised for a asustainable futurea.

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Crown gives go ahead to rival anet zero carbona North Sea schemes
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 06:00:33 GMT
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Exclusive: crown estates accused of greed in selling rights to aincompatiblea carbon capture and windfarm projects

A clash between two multibillion pound anet zero carbona schemes is brewing in the North Sea after the Queenas property manager granted development rights for one patch of seabed to two different projects at the same time.

The crown estate will earn millions of pounds after agreeing to lease an area off the Yorkshire coast to the latest phase of the giant Hornsea offshore windfarm, as well as to a scheme led by BP which plans to begin storing carbon dioxide under the seabed. This has prompted concern that the giant wind turbines could interfere with seabed sensors for the carbon storage project.

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Culture secretary says online hate has apoisoned public lifea and pledges fines for platforms that amplify hateful content

The culture secretary has condemned online hate, which she said has apoisoned public lifea, as she pledged to bring in sweeping legislation in memory of the late MP David Amess.

Nadine Dorries said her former Conservative colleagueas killing, just over a week ago, may not have been prevented by an online abuse crackdown but abrought into sharp reliefa the threats posed to MPs and others who are in the public eye.

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Take your old trainers to Nike for recycling? Not in Brexit Britaina|
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:00:44 GMT
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Trainer drop-off scheme has been quietly shelved as haulage and tax costs soared after UK left the EU

Nike has shelved its popular recycling scheme in the UK in response to higher costs arising from Brexit.

The Reuse-a-Shoe scheme allowed UK customers to deposit their old trainers at a Nike store, where they would be shipped to one of Nikeas four distribution centres in Flanders, Belgium, to be recycled into rubber for use in track surfaces, gym flooring and new Nike footwear and apparel.

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Creative arts and other courses may be targeted to rein in loan debts, a plan critics deride as aanti-intellectuala

The government is considering new plans to limit the number of students studying creative arts and other degrees with lower salary returns as part of its spending review negotiations, the Guardian has learned.

With outstanding student loans reaching APS140bn last year, the Treasury is understood to be keen to reduce the number of students in England studying courses producing lower salaries and therefore less likely to pay back their loans.

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Landlord and homelessness organisations say funding not enough to cover estimated APS300m in Covid rent debts

Vulnerable renters who have fallen into arrears during the pandemic will be helped with a APS65m support package this winter, the government has announced.

Councils in England will be able to use the funding to support low-income earners who are behind on their rent, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) said.

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Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris accord, admits Sharma
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 06:00:33 GMT
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Summit president says 2015 global emissions agreement a aframeworka but rules were left for future talks

Achieving a global climate deal in Glasgow in the next three weeks will be harder than signing the Paris agreement of 2015, the UK president-designate of the Cop26 talks has said.

Alok Sharma, the cabinet minister in charge of the UK-hosted talks, just over a week away, said the task would be to get nearly 200 countries to implement stringent cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions, in line with holding global temperature increases to within 1.5C of pre-industrial levels a a goal fast receding as global carbon output continues to climb.

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Nigeria: heavily armed men free inmates during attack on prison
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:25:13 GMT
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Unconfirmed reports say nearly 1,000 inmates escaped from correctional facility in south-west of country

Gunmen have attacked a prison in south-west Nigeria, freeing about 575 inmates, officials said.

The third jailbreak in Africaas most populous country this year raises more concerns about how safe detention facilities are in the west African country where authorities have struggled to stem rising violence.

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Company under fire as news reports detail spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories even as staff raised concerns

Facebook faced mounting pressure on Friday after a new whistleblower accused it of knowingly hosting hate speech and illegal activity, even as leaked documents shed further light on how the company failed to heed internal concerns over election misinformation.

Allegations by the new whistleblower, who spoke to the Washington Post, were reportedly contained in a complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the US agency that handles regulation to protect investors in publicly traded companies.

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Will Irelandas corporation tax rise see tech companies leave Dublin?
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 09:00:37 GMT
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Analysts question if Dublinas reputation as a leading tech hub could be undermined by new 15% tax rate

Ten years ago Dublin was nicknamed Silicon Valleyas ahome from homea with tech superstars including Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk queueing up to snap up office space, avail themselves of local Irish hospitality and low tax.

But while the decision of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, eBay, Amazon and more recently TikTok to locate their European headquarters in the Irish capital helped cement its reputation as one of the regionas leading tech hubs, questions are now being asked about whether they will stay.

Earlier this month Ireland signed up to landmark reforms for a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%, up from the current level of 12.5% set by Dublin, in the biggest shifts for the countryas tax system in almost 20 years.


Some analysts argued the nationas economic model could be badly undermined, while the Irish finance minister, Paschal Donohoe, said earlier this year that up to a!2bn (APS1.7bn) a year in tax revenue could be lost by 2025. However, there are hopes the changes might not prove as existential as they first seem.

aIn the short to medium term, no, there wonat be an exodus, the change from 12.5% to 15% is not that significant,a said Seamus Coffey, an economist at University College Cork and former chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.

Ireland had played hardball in global tax talks taking place between 140 countries at the OECD in Paris, following almost a decade of failure among world leaders to agree reforms that would equip the taxation regime for the digital age.

Dublin refused to join an accord earlier this year, and only relented earlier this month at the 11th hour of negotiations after securing a key concession a earlier plans calling for a minimum rate of aat leasta 15% were dropped, giving the government more certainty that it would not be ratcheted higher in future.

However, the reality is that many big tech firms never paid the 12.5% headline rate set by Ireland in the first place.

A Bloomberg investigation in 2010 showed how Google had cut its overseas tax rate to just 2.4% using an aggressive avoidance scheme dubbed the aDouble Irish, Dutch sandwicha to effectively shuffle revenues made across Europe offshore to places like Bermuda, where the tax rate was zero.

Those schemes were outlawed in 2015, giving companies five yearsa notice to comply.

However, while such arrangements undoubtedly helped attract Google and Facebook to Ireland in the noughties, they were merely the latest in a wave of more than 1,500 foreign firms a 800 of them American a lured in by the low-tax ethos of the countryas Industrial Development Agency since its foundation in 1949.

Before them IBM, Intel, Pfizer and Apple were shown the red carpet. For at least a decade Allergan has been making the worldas supply of Botox in Westport, County Mayo, on the countryas windswept Atlantic coast.

aThe low tax rate started in the 1960s at zero and then went to 10%,a said Coffey. aThe point of it was never to generate corporate tax revenue, but to use relatively low corporate tax to attract the companies to set up in Ireland and let them build big factories and facilities. And then we have employment.a

There are other factors tempting in multinationals. Chinese-owned TikTok set up its Dublin HQ in 2018 long after the writing was on the wall for the tax avoidance loophole.

aYoung companies focus on things that will either kill them or help them scale in the near future. Corporate tax isnat one of them,a said Stephen McIntyre, former head of Twitter in Ireland and a partner in Frontline Ventures, a venture capital firm in Dublin and London set up to help US tech firms expand in Europe.

Joe Biden and the OECD want to promote this idea of competing on grounds other than tax, viewing the reforms as ending the arace to the bottoma between countries.

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Saudi Arabia sets target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:46:37 GMT
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One of worldas biggest oil exporters more than doubles its annual target to reduce carbon emissions

Saudi Arabia, one of the worldas top oil exporters, has announced it aims to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 and more than double its annual target to reduce carbon emissions.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the announcement in brief scripted remarks at the start of the kingdomas first Saudi Green Initiative Forum.

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Law makes local authorities and parents responsible for ensuring children are spared stress of overwork

China has passed a law to reduce the atwin pressuresa of homework and off-site tutoring on children.

The official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday the new law, which has not been published in full, makes local governments responsible for ensuring that the twin pressures are reduced and asks parents to arrange their childrenas time to account for reasonable rest and exercise, thereby reducing pressure and avoiding internet overuse.

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Taliban aforcibly evictinga Hazaras and opponents in Afghanistan
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 04:00:30 GMT
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Human Rights Watch has logged illegal seizures of land and homes then given to Taliban supporters

Thousands of people have been forced from their homes and land by Taliban officials in the north and south of Afghanistan, in what amounted to collective punishment, illegal under international law, Human Rights Watch has warned.

Many of the evictions targeted members of the Shia Hazara community, while others were of people connected to the former Afghan government. Land and homes seized this way have often been redistributed to Taliban supporters, HRW said.

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The US president hopes to be a transformational figure like FDR but inaction on voting rights, the climate crisis and social policy has fuelled frustration

When Joe Biden huddled with a group of historians in March, the conversation revolved around thinking big like one of his predecessors, Franklin Roosevelt, architect of the New Deal. Biden, it seemed, wanted to join him in the first rank of transformational US presidents.

Six months later, a very different gathering took place this week outside the White House gates. Five young climate activists, holding signs and sitting on folding chairs, began an indefinite hunger strike. It was a visceral expression of disgust at what they see as Bidenas willingness to think small and break his promises.

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UN says government was aware of plane carrying 11 aid workers as year-long conflict with TPLF escalates in Tigray and Amhara

An Ethiopian government airstrike on the capital of the northern Tigray region has forced a UN aid flight to abort a landing in midair.

The UN has suspended its twice-weekly passenger flights to Mekelle for humanitarian personnel after the plane with 11 passengers had to abort the landing on Friday and return to the capital, Addis Ababa.

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The Orion capsule will be launched on the Space Launch System, paving the way for the resumption of people to walk on Earthas satellite again

Nasa has announced plans to launch an uncrewed flight around the Moon in February 2022, paving the way for astronauts to once again set foot on Earthas satellite.

The US space agency said on Friday that it was in the final phase of testing to send its Orion capsule on an orbit around the Moon on its Space Launch System rocket.

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aSecret pietya: new show reveals Andy Warholas Catholic roots
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 05:00:32 GMT
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Known for his wild parties and proud queerness, he went to church, met the pope and prayed daily with his mother

He is celebrated for his Marilyn Monroe and Campbellas Soup prints, legendary parties, proud queerness and worship of celebrity.

But Andy Warhol was raised by a devout Catholic mother with whom he prayed daily throughout the two decades in which they shared a New York home. The wild prince of pop art went to church, met the pope and financed his nephewas studies to become a priest.

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A stellar cast enliven the directoras uneven three-story anthology featuring a student protest, an insane artist and a heist thriller

The films of Wes Anderson, with their intricately layered details and fanatically meticulous design, almost invariably reward a second viewing. That is certainly the case with his latest, The French Dispatch, a showily starry portmanteau picture that takes as a jumping-off point the final issue of a supplement magazine for the fictional Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun newspaper. But given that on a first viewing I found it to be among the most punchable films I have ever seen, the initial bar was lower than with some of Andersonas other pictures.

The problem with the anthology structure a the film is made of three discrete stories, each based on a feature article by one of the magazineas star writers, plus a brief scene-setting travelogue that digs into the insalubrious corners of the town of Ennui-sur-BlasA(c) a is that itas almost inevitably uneven. And however engaging the filmas final story is a the most satisfying by no small margin; a food review turned heist thriller narrated by and starring Jeffrey Wright at his most mellifluous and charming a patience will be sorely tried by the segment that comes before it.

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The US president hopes to be a transformational figure like FDR but inaction on voting rights, the climate crisis and social policy has fuelled frustration

When Joe Biden huddled with a group of historians in March, the conversation revolved around thinking big like one of his predecessors, Franklin Roosevelt, architect of the New Deal. Biden, it seemed, wanted to join him in the first rank of transformational US presidents.

Six months later, a very different gathering took place this week outside the White House gates. Five young climate activists, holding signs and sitting on folding chairs, began an indefinite hunger strike. It was a visceral expression of disgust at what they see as Bidenas willingness to think small and break his promises.

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A post-pandemic labor shortage has given workers leverage but experts doubt it will lead to a sustained rise in union membership

US labor unions have been on the defensive for decades but this October there has been a surprising burst of worker militancy and strikes as workers have gone on the offensive to demand more. Experts are predicting more actions to come but whether aStriketobera can lead to permanent change remains an open question.

The scale of industrial action is truly remarkable. Ten thousand John Deere workers have gone on strike, 1,400 Kellogg workers have walked out, as well as a walkout threatened by more than 30,000 Kaiser Permanente workers, all inflamed by a profound disconnect between labor and management.

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Assistant director assured actor the gun was safe to use because it didnat have live ammunition, search warrant says

Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released on Friday show.

The assistant director did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court.

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The rightwing group outgrew its origins on campuses to hobnob with Republican operatives and donors a despite some discomfort in the party

The powerful conservative youth group Turning Point USA, which has forged strong ties to Donald Trump and his son Don Trump Jr, has raised tens of millions of dollars from super rich donors and secret backers while pushing disinformation about Joe Bidenas win in 2020, Covid-19 vaccines and other extremist and rightwing issues.

The group is campaigning on college campuses across the US, as well as expanding into rightist media and faith activities and a through its campaign arm a is getting directly involved with elections, where it often supports pro-Trump and conservative candidates.

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Materials provided by Frances Haugen to media outlets shine light on how company apparently stumbled into 6 January

As extremist supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on 6 January, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the worldas largest social media company.

Thousands of miles away, in California, Facebook engineers were racing to tweak internal controls to slow the spread of misinformation and content likely to incite further violence.

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Matteo Salvini objects to Richard Gere as witness in kidnap trial
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:50:59 GMT
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Italyas far-right former interior minister goes on trial for refusing to let Spanish rescue ship dock in Sicily

The Italian far-right leader, Matteo Salvini, has criticised the approval of a Hollywood star as a witness in his trial on kidnapping charges for blocking the arrival of a migrant rescue ship.

As the trial began on Saturday, the Palermo judge Roberto Murgia said all witnesses submitted by the parties would be allowed to testify, including the actor Richard Gere, who went on board the NGO ship Open Arms in August 2019 in a show of solidarity with the 147 stranded migrants. The next hearing has been set for 17 December.

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Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris accord, admits Sharma
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 06:00:33 GMT
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Summit president says 2015 global emissions agreement a aframeworka but rules were left for future talks

Achieving a global climate deal in Glasgow in the next three weeks will be harder than signing the Paris agreement of 2015, the UK president-designate of the Cop26 talks has said.

Alok Sharma, the cabinet minister in charge of the UK-hosted talks, just over a week away, said the task would be to get nearly 200 countries to implement stringent cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions, in line with holding global temperature increases to within 1.5C of pre-industrial levels a a goal fast receding as global carbon output continues to climb.

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Law makes local authorities and parents responsible for ensuring children are spared stress of overwork

China has passed a law to reduce the atwin pressuresa of homework and off-site tutoring on children.

The official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday the new law, which has not been published in full, makes local governments responsible for ensuring that the twin pressures are reduced and asks parents to arrange their childrenas time to account for reasonable rest and exercise, thereby reducing pressure and avoiding internet overuse.

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Minnesota politician backs fundraiser for alleged Capitol attackers
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:57:37 GMT
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Republican state senator Mark Koran encourages donations to family after four members charged in 6 January riot

A Minnesota politician has promoted a fundraiser for several constituents who are charged with participation in the deadly 6 January attack on the US Capitol, saying they come from a agood familya.

The Republican state senator Mark Koran, who represents the town of LindstrAPm, made this entreaty for the Westbury family in a Facebook post on Friday.

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Taliban aforcibly evictinga Hazaras and opponents in Afghanistan
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 04:00:30 GMT
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Human Rights Watch has logged illegal seizures of land and homes then given to Taliban supporters

Thousands of people have been forced from their homes and land by Taliban officials in the north and south of Afghanistan, in what amounted to collective punishment, illegal under international law, Human Rights Watch has warned.

Many of the evictions targeted members of the Shia Hazara community, while others were of people connected to the former Afghan government. Land and homes seized this way have often been redistributed to Taliban supporters, HRW said.

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Nigeria: heavily armed men free inmates during attack on prison
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:25:13 GMT
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Unconfirmed reports say nearly 1,000 inmates escaped from correctional facility in south-west of country

Gunmen have attacked a prison in south-west Nigeria, freeing about 575 inmates, officials said.

The third jailbreak in Africaas most populous country this year raises more concerns about how safe detention facilities are in the west African country where authorities have struggled to stem rising violence.

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aI was terrifieda: the vet sterilizing Pablo Escobaras cocaine hippos
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 04:01:30 GMT
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The progeny of animals brought illegally to Colombia and kept in the drug lordas private zoo must now be put on birth control

When Gina Paola Serna studied to become a biologist and veterinarian in Colombia, she never expected to one day be tasked with neutering an invasive herd of hippos that once belonged to Pablo Escobar.

When they were smuggled into the drug lordas private zoo in the 1980s, there were just four hippos. But in the 26 years since Escobaras death, their numbers have steadily grown : the herd now includes about 80 animals a threatening to disrupt ecosystems in Colombia. So now, Serna spends her days tracking and sterilizing the hulking riverine mammals.

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After the accidental death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, professionals discuss gun safety in Hollywood

In the wake of the tragic accidental death of the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins from a misfired weapon on the New Mexico set of the movie Rust, the role of stunt firearms in film, and the props departments who manage a maze of safety protocols, are under scrutiny.

Hutchins, 42, died and director Joel Souza was hospitalized after a prop firearm was discharged by the star and producer Alec Baldwin. While the exact chain of events that led to Halynaas death are unknown a the police are investigating a they appear far out of line with a profession seemingly protected by safety nets and could hasten a shift away from staged blank rounds to digital effects.

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Surfer and tinkerer died aged 86 after a lifetime of dreaming up quirky creations

Tom Morey, who over the summer celebrated the 50th anniversary of his most beloved invention, the Boogie Board, picked up a lot of descriptors to go after his name in his lifetime.

Tom Morey, innovator. Tom Morey, surf legend. aThe Ben Franklin of the surfing world.a Jazz musician. Aeronautical engineer. aThe most significant person to get people in the water.a

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Increasingly, authoritarians are likening agenderisma to acommunisma and atotalitarianisma

In June, the Hungarian parliament voted overwhelmingly to eliminate from public schools all teaching related to ahomosexuality and gender changea, associating LGBTQI rights and education with pedophilia and totalitarian cultural politics. In late May, Danish MPs passed a resolution against aexcessive activisma in academic research environments, including gender studies, race theory, postcolonial and immigration studies in their list of culprits. In December 2020, the supreme court in Romania struck down a law that would have forbidden the teaching of agender identity theorya but the debate there rages on. Trans-free spaces in Poland have been declared by transphobes eager to purify Poland of corrosive cultural influences from the US and the UK. Turkeyas withdrawal from the Istanbul convention in March sent shudders through the EU, since one of its main objections was the inclusion of protections for women and children against violence, and this aproblema was linked to the foreign word, agendera.

The attacks on so-called agender ideologya have grown in recent years throughout the world, dominating public debate stoked by electronic networks and backed by extensive rightwing Catholic and evangelical organizations. Although not always in accord, these groups concur that the traditional family is under attack, that children in the classroom are being indoctrinated to become homosexuals, and that agendera is a dangerous, if not diabolical, ideology threatening to destroy families, local cultures, civilization, and even amana himself.

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Goodbye Insecure: how the hit HBO comedy changed the game
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 06:02:33 GMT
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Issa Raeas layered look at Black life in Los Angeles is entering its fifth, and final, season leaving behind a forceful legacy

No more Issa rapping encouraging quips to herself in a mirror. No more Molly espousing much-needed tough love while sidestepping around her own mess in the same breath. No more drug-fueled Coachella scenes that end in fighting and a tase. HBOas mega-hit comedy Insecure is coming to a close after its fifth season, premiering this weekend, the end of an invitation for viewers everywhere, especially Black women like myself, to appreciate the hilarious and layered reality of getting oneas shit together.

Insecure has been a masterclass on embracing authenticity a specifically the authentic lived experiences of Black women a on television. Like the millennial protagonists of Insecure dealing with the throes of adulthood, unhappy relationships a both romantic and platonic a and trying to carve out a legacy while balancing everyday responsibilities, Insecure proves that Black life in its most everyday form is funny, dramatic, cringe-y, and relatable, OK?!

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The transportation secretary is aat worka like the heroic workaholic he is a but that undermines the whole point of parental leave

Brace yourself, because what Iam going to say next may shock you. Here we go: an American man adopted newborn twins and then had the audacity to take some time off work to look after them! No, I canat believe it either. No self-respecting, red-blooded man should be spending time with his tiny babies. He should be in the office, missing those early months, so he can focus on whatas really important. Forget bonding with your vulnerable newborns, there are urgent emails to be sent.

Arwa Mahdawias new book, Strong Female Lead, is available for pre-order

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British Somali TikTok star delights in Nimco Happyas viral success
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:00:34 GMT
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Multilingual love song Isii Nafta has spread like wildfire on social media, cheering the Somali community

She is a little-known Somali singer without much of social media presence; fans would be hard pressed to find any information about her online. But Nimco Happyas catchy song Isii Nafta has conquered the internet this month.

The song has been used in more than 98,000 videos on TikTok in the past month and gone similarly viral on Instagram and Twitter, with the likes of the model Bella Hadid and the rapper Cardi B sharing it on their feeds.

Ogsoonoo inaan ku jeclahay (Somali for aKnow that I love youa)

And I love you more than my life

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Matt Gibberd, founder of high-end architectural estate agency The Modern House, shares his top tips

For the past 16 years, I have spent my days nosing round other peopleas homes like a design-obsessed basset hound. I have been granted access through hundreds of locked doors, perched on wobbly Windsor chairs, and taken tea in stylish studio flats, cleverly converted factories and even a working barge.

Throughout all this, Iave learned a lot. As The Modern House has grown, Iave discovered that these homes a from studio flats to listed architectural masterpieces a have the same design principles in common: clever layouts, masterly manipulation of natural light, tactile materials, a connection to nature, sheer exuberance and personality in decoration a and much more.

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A stellar cast enliven the directoras uneven three-story anthology featuring a student protest, an insane artist and a heist thriller

The films of Wes Anderson, with their intricately layered details and fanatically meticulous design, almost invariably reward a second viewing. That is certainly the case with his latest, The French Dispatch, a showily starry portmanteau picture that takes as a jumping-off point the final issue of a supplement magazine for the fictional Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun newspaper. But given that on a first viewing I found it to be among the most punchable films I have ever seen, the initial bar was lower than with some of Andersonas other pictures.

The problem with the anthology structure a the film is made of three discrete stories, each based on a feature article by one of the magazineas star writers, plus a brief scene-setting travelogue that digs into the insalubrious corners of the town of Ennui-sur-BlasA(c) a is that itas almost inevitably uneven. And however engaging the filmas final story is a the most satisfying by no small margin; a food review turned heist thriller narrated by and starring Jeffrey Wright at his most mellifluous and charming a patience will be sorely tried by the segment that comes before it.

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Stephen Merchant: aI see The Outlaws as a suburban, low-rent westerna
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:00:40 GMT
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The comic actor and writer on his new sitcom about community service, sharing Christopher Walkenas omelette and portraying a serial killer

Stephen Merchant, 46, is a writer, producer, director and comic actor who rose to fame in 2001 with The Office, about life at a paper supply company in Slough. Created by Merchant and his former XFM co-presenter Ricky Gervais, the awards-festooned series spawned a US version starring Steve Carell, and is credited with prompting a new wave of comedy series that dispensed with laughter tracks and punchlines in favour of a mockumentary style. The pair followed up The Office with Extras, in which Merchant played incompetent agent to Gervaisas struggling actor, amid a feast of celebrity cameos. In 2013 he wrote and starred in the HBO sitcom Hello Ladies, a series based on his standup routine and which followed an Englishman in Los Angeles and his failed attempts at dating. Elsewhere, he has worked variously as a DJ on BBC 6 Music, a podcaster and voiceover artist, and has appeared in films including Hot Fuzz and Jojo Rabbit.

Merchantas new six-part series, The Outlaws, co-created with Elgin James, follows the fortunes of seven strangers doing community service in Merchantas former hometown of Bristol. Characters include Darren Boydas reactionary businessman, Clare Perkinsa diehard activist, Eleanor Tomlinsonas spoilt influencer, Merchantas sad-sack solicitor a and Christopher Walken in his first role in a British comedy, as a career criminal fresh out of prison.

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Government adviser says measures need to be in place now to get transmission rates down; WHO says whole world needs to be vaccinated

Here is a good picture to start your weekend with as a zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia, reopens following a dramatic fall in Covid cases in the country.

In case you missed it last night, the senior official credited with the early success of the Covid vaccine rollout in England is returning to the NHS to resume her role overseeing the programme, months after leaving to become the head of Boris Johnsonas Downing Street delivery unit.

The next phase of the vaccination programme is extremely important. We know that the vaccine is helping us to save lives and so we must focus all of our efforts on rolling out the booster campaign to everyone eligible, as well as ensuring that everyone who has not yet had their first jab, including young people, gets the chance to come forward.

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Record Covid fatalities as Russia prepares for nationwide curbs
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:13:59 GMT
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Putin blames low vaccination rates as the country records 1,075 deaths in a day

Russia reported a record 1,075 Covid deaths in 24 hours on Saturday as Europeas hardest-hit country with dramatically low vaccination rates prepares for nationwide curbs from next week.

Despite a number of pleas from the countryas president, Vladimir Putin, and the availability of the home-produced Sputnik V vaccine, only 36% of Russians are fully vaccinated.

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The worldas lockdown capital emerges for its first Friday night of freedom, but not everyone joined the party

From St Kilda to Coburg the traffic is heavy in Melbourne for the first time in months. The bars are filling up and friends are having long hugs as the worldas lockdown capital sheds its Covid restrictions and opens up.

aMelbourne is back!a yells one man out of his car window on Lygon Street in the inner-city suburb of Carlton.

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Frances Haugenas atestimony toura of revelations about the tech company makes good copy, but will its executives listen?

If you wanted a paragon of astute, thoroughly modern whistleblowing, then Frances Haugen is your woman. She is the former Facebook employee who revealed that the company knew about the harm that some of its products, especially Instagram, were causing but did little or nothing about them because it prioritised growth and revenue above all else.

A good CV is essential to establish your street cred and Haugen ticks all the Silicon Valley boxes. A degree in electrical engineering? Check. An MBA from Harvard? Check. Specialised in algorithmic management? Check. Experience with, and knowledge of, ranking algorithms at a number of tech companies? Check (Google, Pinterest, Yelp). And of course youall have held down a substantial position in the company about which you are blowing the whistle. Again, Haugen ticks that box: at Facebook, she was the lead product manager on the civic misinformation team, which dealt with issues of democracy and misinformation; she later worked on counterespionage.

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The onus is on white people to change things for those of us working behind the scenes, but Black creators also hold sway

In the eight years Iave worked in the music industry, career highs have been offset by instances of racism. Iave often been confused with other Black people who work in the industry at events, meetings and panels a at a gig one evening, it happened three separate times.

For the first part of my career, I worked in the independent sector, which is not known for its diversity. My isolation as one of the few Black people working in this area was often explained away by my white counterparts: Iave been told that Black people just donat listen to alternative music, but this doesnat explain why white people are overrepresented when working in Black music. When I am asked about my perspectives, Iam often then required to do the heavy lifting, as though structural racism is a problem that Black people should fix rather than the white perpetrators of it. When I was starting out in the industry a younger, more insecure about my race and attempting to get my bearings in a sea of white faces, my attempts to assimilate were often overwhelmed by a sense of otherness.

Michelle Kambasha works in the music industry

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Brighton v Manchester City: Premier League a live!
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:32:05 GMT
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MAN CITY get the ball rolling, but only after everyone takes the knee. The warm applause of support. Thereas no room for racism.

Here come the teams! Brighton are in their blue and white stripes, while poor City have to make do with that MAN CITY monstrosity Puma has foisted on a grand old club with one of the most recognisable and iconic crests around. And no the fact that the crest is repeated in the pattern of the fabric isnat good enough. Weall be off in a minute.

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  • American takes giant slalom at Soelden for 70th career win
  • Shiffrin edges Lara Gut-Behrami by .14 for 13th GS victory
  • Skier joins Ingemar Stenmark, Lindsey Vonn in 70-win club

Mikaela Shiffrin won the season-opening womenas World Cup giant slalom in Soelden on Saturday, beating world champion Lara Gut-Behrami in a close fight for her 70th career victory.

The American three-time overall champion sat .02 behind Gut-Behrami after the opening leg but put in another clean run in the second to edge her Swiss rival by .14.

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  • Astros win 5-0 over Red Sox in Game 6 to clinch pennant
  • Houston reach World Series for second time in three years

Rookie Luis GarcAa showed the poise of an October ace, Yordan Alvarez stayed hot at the plate and the Houston Astros earned yet another trip to the World Series, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-0 Friday night in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series.

The Astros advanced to the World Series for the fourth time overall and the second time in three seasons. They won the championship in 2017, a crown tainted by the teamas sign-stealing scandal, before losing to the Washington Nationals in seven games in 2019.

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As the USA play the All Blacks in Washington, a nonprofit named in part for the league great Clive Sullivan aims to install the oval ball at Howard, Morgan State, Bowie State and UDC

When the USA and New Zealand kick-off on Saturday at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Football Team, Carille Guthrie will look on with passionate interest.

Though Guthrie is president of a foundation which aims to grow rugby in historically Black colleges and universities around DC, she will not be at the game. Thanks to her work for the state department, she is currently based in Sri Lanka.

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Mount scores hat-trick in Chelseaas seven-goal romp against Norwich
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:43:43 GMT
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After investing so much energy into building the attack around Romelu Lukaku Chelsea found a way to play without their APS97.5m striker. Mason Mount accepted the extra responsibility with typical eagerness, scoring his first hat-trick in a Chelsea shirt, and Thomas Tuchel could also take satisfaction from Callum Hudson-Odoi capitalising on the absence of Lukaku, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner by producing a driven, skilful display in his favourite position.

One down, 249 to go as far as Hudson-Odoi is concerned. Before this game Tuchel had challenged him to deliver on a consistent basis, telling the 20-year-old winger he will have turned a corner only once he plays 250 good games in a row, and the tough love drew a positive reaction.

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Watford secured a huge win at Everton, mainly thanks to a Josh King hat-trick

Ngakia starts for Watford at Everton today, which is richly deserved as he was on the only positive to come out of their loss to Liverpool last week. Ranieri will be hoping a few players follow his lead today.

Of course they have.

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From grassroots campaigners to Hollywood actors, 21 climate rebels tell their stories

Tap on each activist to read their story

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Saudi Arabia sets target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:46:37 GMT
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One of worldas biggest oil exporters more than doubles its annual target to reduce carbon emissions

Saudi Arabia, one of the worldas top oil exporters, has announced it aims to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 and more than double its annual target to reduce carbon emissions.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the announcement in brief scripted remarks at the start of the kingdomas first Saudi Green Initiative Forum.

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Jane Fonda on the climate fight: aThe cure for despair is actiona
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:00:36 GMT
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Sometimes the only way to get attention is to break the rules. Fifty years after my first arrest, Iave embraced being locked up in the name of the planet. As Cop26 nears, hereas why itas time to rise up

aC/ The good fight: the climate activists risking everything

The first time I was ever arrested, I was picked up for smuggling drugs into the US from Canada. They were vitamin pills, but that didnat seem to matter to the police officer in Cleveland, who mentioned that his orders had come from the Nixon White House. It was 1970. I had just started a campus speaking tour protesting against the Vietnam war, and was under surveillance by the National Security Agency. I raised my fist for the mugshot, and after a night in jail, they let me go.

I think the idea was to discredit my opposition to the war, and maybe get my speeches cancelled. Instead, students turned up in their thousands. My first arrest wasnat for an act of civil disobedience, exactly, but the lesson I took away from that surreal experience was just how powerful it can be to set your ideals against the machinery of the state. Half a century later, it still works. And, as the extraordinary activists who tell their stories here attest, it remains an indispensable means of being heard by those who would prefer to ignore us.

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The Texas-based singer-songwriteras juggles the personal and the political on his compelling debut

As an aspiring teenage guitarist, Carl Nichols was drawn to the blues discovered in his motheras record collection a Robert Cray, Corey Harris a while his hometown of Milwaukee offered gigs playing everything but the 12-bar bible. Instead, Nichols played in punk bands, in church, in hip-hop outfits and more, only returning to his first love after a European jaunt landed him in a Kiev blues club. On his return home, he made the demos that became the basis of this impressive debut, an album steeped in tradition but with an urgent, contemporary edge.

The tumbling lines of the 30-year-oldas finger-picked guitar carry echoes of the blues pioneers of the 1920s, but while the likes of Robert Johnson and Willie McTell sang with high, pungent voices, Nicholsas vocals are husky and intimate, which makes the anger of his lyrics the more biting. Another Man addresses the US history of lynching and police killing (it was written before the murder of George Floyd), remarking aWhy wear a hood when a badge is just as gooda. Overtly political numbers such as the harrowing Living Hell sit alongside more personal pieces; the desolate Lost and Lonesome, the rueful Sorry It Was You. Bleak but compelling.

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20 years of the iPod: how it shuffled music and tech forever
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:00:38 GMT
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In October 2001, the music industry was riven by piracy and had no idea how to solve it. Enter Steve Jobs, whose new device created a digital music market a and made Apple into a titan

In 2001, the record business was in freefall due to digital piracy, and the best way out of this accelerating crisis came in the shape of a white device the size of a deck of cards. The iPod, launched 20 years ago this week, was also how Appleas Steve Jobs was able to prey on a failing business in order to avenge his own past failures a exiled between 1985 and 1997 from the company he co-founded a by turning Apple into the most profitable company in history.

Before the iPod lifeline arrived in October 2001, record labels were in full panic mode. In its annual report for 2001, record company trade body IFPI called it aa turbulenta year, blaming filesharing and CD burning for a revenue slump. Jay Berman was chief exective of IFPI at the time and calls the scale of filesharing then aa crisis of momentous proportionsa for record labels. aIt really was,a he says, aa foreign invasion.a

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Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen discuss their dads, their unlikely friendship, and second careers a as podcast hosts

President Barack Obama
Good conversations donat follow a script. Like a good song, theyare full of surprises, improvisations, detours. They may be grounded in a specific time and place, reflecting your state of mind and the current state of the world. But the best conversations also have a timeless quality, taking you back into the realm of memory, propelling you forward toward your hopes and dreams. Sharing stories reminds you that youare not alone a and maybe helps you understand yourself a little bit better.

When Bruce and I first sat down in the summer of 2020 to record Renegades: Born in the USA, we didnat know how our conversations would turn out. What I did know was that Bruce was a great storyteller, a bard of the American experience a and that we both had a lot on our minds, including some fundamental questions about the troubling turn our country had taken. A historic pandemic showed no signs of abating. Americans everywhere were out of work. Millions had just taken to the streets to protest the murder of George Floyd, and the then occupant of the White House seemed intent not on bringing people together but on tearing down some of the basic values and institutional foundations of our democracy.

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With writer David Chase apparently in discussions with HBO Max, my inner Tony canat help but wonder awhadayagunnado?a

There is a fitting Sopranos-esque vagueness to the phrase ain talks witha, as in, Tony is in talks with New York or Carmela is in talks with the priest. The US streaming platform HBO Max has announced that it is in talks with David Chase about bringing the surprising TV hit of the pandemic back to the small screen. aWeare talking to David about a new series, Sopranos-related, on HBO Max,a confirmed television executive Ann Sarnoff last week.

It would be surprising, at this stage of renewed Sopranos fever, if these talks were not happening. The last two years have brought flash-in-the-pan TV smashes, from Mare of Easttown to Bridgerton to Squid Game, but there has been nothing like the level of reverence still bestowed on The Sopranos, either by those rewatching it for the second or third time (I put my hand up here) or the people who have come to it fresh, having been too young to absorb it when it was first on air.

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aSecret pietya: new show reveals Andy Warholas Catholic roots
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 05:00:32 GMT
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Known for his wild parties and proud queerness, he went to church, met the pope and prayed daily with his mother

He is celebrated for his Marilyn Monroe and Campbellas Soup prints, legendary parties, proud queerness and worship of celebrity.

But Andy Warhol was raised by a devout Catholic mother with whom he prayed daily throughout the two decades in which they shared a New York home. The wild prince of pop art went to church, met the pope and financed his nephewas studies to become a priest.

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Set of six copies of portraits first produced in 1579 in Venice are going up for auction in London next week

They were powerful rulers of perhaps the mightiest empire the world has ever seen, and their portraits oiled the wheels of diplomacy. Six sultans of the Ottoman empire, which spanned more than six centuries and dominated a great swathe of the world, gaze out beneath magnificent, bulbous turbans, a symbol of their wealth and status.

An original set of 14 portraits was produced in Venice in 1579, and copies were made later. The only surviving intact set is in Munich, but a set of six goes on display at Christieas in London this weekend before being sold at auction on 28 October.

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An archaeologist and an anthropologist dismantle received wisdom about the way early societies operated

History matters. As we debate statues and slavery and dispute the role of empire, we have become accustomed to constant sparring over the past. But there is one branch of history that has, so far, remained above the fray: the story of our very early past, the adawna of humanity. For the anthropologist David Graeber and archaeologist David Wengrow, this consensus is a problem. As they argue in this iconoclastic and irreverent book, much of what we think we know of this distant era is actually a myth a indeed it is our origin myth, a modern equivalent of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. At its core is a story of the rise of civilisation and, with it, the rise of the state. Like all origin myths, this narrative has enormous power, and its reach and resilience are preventing us from thinking clearly about our present crises.

This myth, they argue, can be found on the shelves of every high-street and airport bookshop, in super-sellers such as Yuval Noah Hararias Sapiens, Jared Diamondas The World Until Yesterday and Francis Fukuyamaas The Origins of Political Order. All of these books share a common assumption: as societies become larger, more complex, wealthy and aciviliseda, they inevitably become less equal. Early humans, it is said, lived like the foragers of the Kalahari, in small, mobile bands that were casually egalitarian and democratic. But this primitive idyll or Hobbesian hell (views differ) disappeared with settlement and farming, which required the management of labour and land. The emergence of early cities, and ultimately states, demanded even steeper hierarchies, and with them the whole civilisational package a leaders, administrators, the division of labour and social classes. The lesson, then, is clear: human equality and freedom have to be traded for progress.

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I knew that was going to happena| The truth about premonitions
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:00:43 GMT
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Uncanny and creepy, premonitions that turn out to be authentic can feel profound. But is there science to explain them?

Around seven years ago, Garrett, was in a local Pizza Hut with his friends, having a day so ordinary that it is cumbersome to describe. He was 16 a or thereabouts a and had been told by teachers to go around nearby businesses and ask for gift vouchers that the school could use as prizes in a raffle. There were five other teenagers with Garrett, and theyad just finished speaking to the restaurant manager when suddenly, out of nowhere, Garrettas his body was flooded with shock. He felt cold and clammy and had an aoverwhelming sense that something had happeneda. He desperately tried to stop himself crying in front of his peers.

aIt was like Iad just been told something terrible,a the now 23-year-old from the southwest of England says (his name has been changed on his request). aI couldnat tell you exactly what it was, but I just knew something had happened.a Garrett returned home and tried to distract himself from a feeling he describes as grief. The phone rang. His mum answered it. A few hours earlier a around the time Garrett was in the restaurant a his grandfather had died from a sudden heart attack while on a cruise.

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The historian and author on the lessons of Covid, taking people for granted and looking grumpy in photos

Born in Israel, Harari, 45, gained his PhD at the University of Oxford. His bestselling books are Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind; Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow; and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Next week he publishes Sapiens: A Graphic History Volume 2 a The Pillars of Civilisation. He lives with his husband near Tel Aviv, and lectures in history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

When were you happiest?
Now. Iave learned to adjust my expectations to reality better than when I was 20 or 10.

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The Titan arum flower has what gruesome nickname? The Saturday quiz
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 06:00:35 GMT
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From Blue Book to Black Forest, test your knowledge with the Saturday quiz

1 Which conflict was sparked by a row over rifle cartridges?
2 Where was the Chirp font introduced in August?
3 Reggaeton music originated on which island?
4 Florence Lawrence was claimed to be the first what?
5 The Titan arum flower has what gruesome nickname?
6 Which country dropped aTransa from its name in 1949?
7 Which novelist was Europeas top student debater?
8 What knowledge is contained in the Blue Book?
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To be cognizant; Japanese theatre; handless villain?
10 Qibla; mihrab; minbar; minaret?
11 Bilgewater; Ixtal; Noxus; Piltover; the Void?
12 Judith Sheindlin; Julius OaRiordan; Robert Rinder?
13 Bayonne; Black Forest; Speck; York?
14 In Another Land (bassist); Happy and You Got the Silver (guitarist)?
15 Denali; Kosciuszko; Kilimanjaro; Elbrus; Vinson?

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Sweet and savoury treats for the big night: black lime gummy worms, a deep-fried noodle snack with fried peanuts and curry leaves, and pumpkin spice cookies

For anyone doing the sweet-sweep rounds next weekend, Halloween can feel more like trick and treat, rather than trick or treat. No sooner have our kids been plied with sweets than we try to trick them out of eating them. Or did Scrooge just come early to our house this year? Anyway, for 2021, Iam going to lean into making Halloween snacks instead: black lime gummy worms, pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies and something savoury to offset the nightas sugar excesses. All treats, no tricks.

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Party tights: one of fashionas favourite trends is making a comeback
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 06:00:33 GMT
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Adele, Tracee Ellis Ross, Naomi Campbell and Cardi B have all given their endorsement recently

Little could we have guessed that when Adele announced her return to the charts this autumn that she would be bringing back one of fashionas favourite trends with her a party tights.

In the singeras international Vogue shoot styled by editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, the star is pictured wearing not one, but two pairs of jazzy hosiery: a polka-dot and fishnet double whammy.

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Aaron Arter enlivened lockdown a and raised thousands for charity a with his streetside renditions of the Kingas hits. Now it is his turn to shine

When 21-year-old Aaron Arter feels blue, he sings along to the King. When he is happy, he sings along to the King. When heas getting ready for bed, or walking down the street, or doing odd jobs as a gardener, or entertaining the elderly residents of local care homes, he sings along to the King.

There are Elvis pillows in his bedroom, an Elvis fob on his keychain. He wears a chunky brass signet ring with the initials TCB on it. (TCB stands for Taking Care of Business, Elvisas personal motto.) He has a wardrobe full of Elvis clothes: silk shirts with exaggerated collars and leather jackets and crisp high-waisted trousers. There is a photo of Elvis on his mirror, which he kisses for luck. He dreams of owning a pink Cadillac. If you cut him open, youad probably find a map ofGraceland, the singeras former mansion, tattooed on his heart.

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Company reveals figures, promised in 2019, as ride-hailing companies face growing safety scrutiny

The ride-hailing app Lyft received more than 4,000 reports of sexual assaults during rides from 2017 to 2019, the company revealed in a new report, including 1,800 reports in 2019 alone.

Lyft revealed the numbers on Thursday, after having pledged in 2019 to do so. In its report, the company said the number of sexual assault reports collected through its app had risen from 1,096 in 2017 to 1,255 in 2018 and 1,807 in 2019.

Information and support for anyone affected by rape or sexual abuse issues is available from the following organisations. In the US, Rainn offers support on 800-656-4673. In the UK, Rape Crisis offers support on 0808 802 9999. In Australia, support is available at 1800Respect (1800 737 732). Other international helplines can be found at ibiblio.org/rcip/internl.html

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UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tom Andrews, says the world should be prepared for aeven more mass atrocity crimesa

The United nations fears another human rights catastrophe in Myanmar amid reports of thousands of troops massing in the north of the south-east Asian country, which has been in chaos since a February coup.

aWe should all be prepared, as the people in this part of Myanmar are prepared, for even more mass atrocity crimes. I desperately hope that I am wrong,a said UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tom Andrews.

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Forensic officers scour the outside of the four-year-oldas Carnarvon house for fingerprints

The focus of the investigation into the disappearance of four-year-old Cleo Smith from a remote camping site in Western Australia shifted to her family house on Saturday.

Forensic officers spent the day scouring the outside of the missing childas Carnarvon house for fingerprints in attempts to find any new evidence in the ongoing investigation.

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UN says government was aware of plane carrying 11 aid workers as year-long conflict with TPLF escalates in Tigray and Amhara

An Ethiopian government airstrike on the capital of the northern Tigray region has forced a UN aid flight to abort a landing in midair.

The UN has suspended its twice-weekly passenger flights to Mekelle for humanitarian personnel after the plane with 11 passengers had to abort the landing on Friday and return to the capital, Addis Ababa.

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aWeave been caught half-dresseda: ambivalent Glasgow awaits Cop26
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:00:35 GMT
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Ambivalence, industrial disputes and other issues are complicating cityas build-up to the climate conference

Diwali candles in pretty terracotta pots are stacked around the counter at Suresh & Sons grocer in Finnieston, the Glasgow district that borders the UN-managed ablue zonea of the Scottish Event Campus. Next weekend more than 30,000 delegates from 196 countries will converge on the area for the crucial two-week Cop26 climate conference.

Four days into the event is the Hindu festival of lights, Leena Kumar explains. The council advised her to talk to suppliers about getting stock delivered before the road closures begin this weekend, but it is not that easy, she says. aWe are well-informed, but we still donat know whatas going to happen,a she laughs.

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UK drivers told to shop around as petrol prices head to new highs
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 06:00:34 GMT
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Supermarket fuel can be up to 5p a litre cheaper for petrol and up to 6p lower for diesel, says AA

Motorists are being advised to shop around for fuel before filling up this weekend as the soaring cost of car ownership heaps fresh pain on squeezed household finances.

With experts predicting that fuel price records set nearly a decade ago will be eclipsed in the coming days, the AA said supermarket forecourts could offer big savings.

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aWe planted a seeda: the Afghan artists who painted for freedom
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:00:38 GMT
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The Taliban has whitewashed Kabulas political murals a and those who created them have fled into exile

Negina Azimi felt shock and fear like never before when she heard that Taliban fighters had entered Kabul on 15 August. As an outspoken female artist in Afghanistan, she knew they would come for her.

aWe heard reports that the Taliban might raid houses. I was scared because I live in a very central neighbourhood and every room in my house is adorned with the kind of art the Taliban wonat approve of,a she says, referring to paintings that feature messages about womenas empowerment and are critical of the Talibanas atrocities.

Negina Azimi, who is now in a refugee camp in Albania with others of the ArtLords collective. They are now planning an exhibition

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Marlborough racing tips and best bets for today"s races
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 13:44:24 GMT
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We have set our course for the pandemic and we must stick with it
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England vs West Indies, T20 World Cup 2021: live scoreboard
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How to show proof of Covid vaccination for travel abroad
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How to get a day two lateral flow test
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Alec Baldwin was handed loaded gun unwittingly by crew member
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Have you caught the asuper colda? Hereas how to tackle the symptoms
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Margarita chicken fajitas recipe
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