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USPS mail delivery is about to get permanently slower and temporarily more expensive
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:43:15 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Postal Service is also temporarily increasing prices for all commercial and retail domestic packages for the holiday season, beginning Oct. 3.


Senators on the Armed Services panel grilled top Pentagon leaders on how the withdrawal from Afghanistan was handled.


Live updates: Congress faces big decision on funding as a government shutdown looms
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:35:36 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Democrats are grappling this week with how to extend federal government funding beyond Thursday and how to raise the debt limit before Oct. 18.


Man hospitalized with COVID-19 begs others to get vaccinated: "Weigh the here and now"
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:03:10 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
An Indiana man who is currently hospitalized wants to share his pro-vaccine message with others who like him have not been vaccinated.


Federal government may shut down this week. Here"s how that could affect you.
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:06:53 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The federal government is teetering near the edge of another shutdown. Here are some ways it could affect you.


Survey finds 73% of Hispanic adults, 71% of white adults and 70% of Black adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Latest news.


Lori Loughlin to return to acting for the first time since college admissions scandal
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:57:53 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Two and a half years after the college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin is making a return to the acting world with "When Hope Calls."


How some Iowa parents are threatening to defund schools over mask mandates
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:11:00 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Iowa families are threatening to unenroll then re-enroll students in an effort to impact state funding due to mask mandates.


After Mohamed Noor"s murder conviction was overturned, the Somali community in Minneapolis is left with mixed feelings about what justice means.


Alan Jackson reveals he has a degenerative nerve disease that impacts ability to balance
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:48:37 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Alan Jackson has been diagnosed withA Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which has affected his ability to move and keep balance on stage.


"Casual dishonesty:" Donald Trump"s ex-spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, rips him in book
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:21:10 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
In a new book, "I"ll Take Your Questions Now," Grisham says Trump and his aides forged a culture of lying and mendacity in the White House.


"Beyond what I was dreaming": How travel bloggers turn wanderlust into a way of life
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:18:35 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Many people dream about dropping everything to travel the world, but fewA actually do. Here"s how five bloggers have been doing it for years.


Children born todayA will live through seven times more heatwaves, twice the wildfires, and three times the droughts, river floods and crop failures.


Twitter is buzzing about "parasocial relationships." Are they unhealthy?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:06:26 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Joining the ranks of words likeA "normalize" and "manifest," the term "parasocial relationship"A is getting attention on Twitter, but what does it mean?


TheA Anti-Defamation League is once again calling forA Tucker Carlson"s ousting, following the host"s recent comments on "The Great Replacement" theory.


Why do some resist COVID vaccines but embrace monoclonal antibodies?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:09:47 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Monoclonal antibody treatment is safe and effective against coronavirus but offers an inferior defense to the COVID vaccines, which many have resisted


Oklahoma minister tackled by witness who caught him on video fondling a child
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:04:13 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Oklahoma minister Michael Coghill was tackled before he wasA arrested by police. A bystander said Coghill allegedly fondled a child at a bus stop.


"Hey, Disney!": Amazon and Disney unveil new Alexa-like assistant
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:13:49 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Alexa won"t be the only voice-enabled assistant on Amazon Echo devices anymore. Disney has partnered with Amazon to develop "Hey, Disney!"


2021 NFL power rankings after Week 3: Rams take over No. 1 spot after beating Buccaneers
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:15:25 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Rams take over top spot after knocking off champs while LA"s other team, the Chargers, also moves into top 10.


It"s time to leave "basic" girls and their pumpkin spice lattes alone. Here"s why
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:14:53 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
America"s most hateable flavor is back, along with the never-ending, and what experts call sexist, jokes about "basic" women who pumpkin spice lattes.


A big reason why we remember the Alamo today is because of a Tejana woman"s dedication to preserving the structure a no matter what it cost her.


Wells Fargo agreed to pay nearly $73 million for overcharging and misleading customers on foreign exchange fees.


The biggest storm in our solar system is getting wilder: Winds in Jupiter"s great red spot are getting faster, astronomers reported in a new study.


Cleveland"s Bradley Zimmer hits 408-foot home run against older brother
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:52 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Cleveland outfielder Bradley Zimmer has earned bragging rights at least for the time being when he gets together with his older brother, Kyle.


Huge bison casually strolls by hiker on a snowy day in Yellowstone National Park
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:34:36 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
A hiker was awestruck by a snow-covered bison taking a stroll down in Yellowstone National Park.


Herd of goats eat their way through the streets of Atlanta
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:54:47 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Atlanta police said the herd was brought in to eat weeds at a Kroger supermarket, but somehow ended up escaping.


Sailor sneaks into sister"s birthday photo
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:30:10 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Sailor Isabelle Montez pulled off a big surprise for her little sister"s birthday by sneaking into her party.


Lori Loughlin to return to acting for the first time since college admissions scandal
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:57:53 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Two and a half years after the college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin is making a return to the acting world with "When Hope Calls."


Eminem"s Mom"s Spaghetti restaurant to open permanent location in Detroit
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:23:08 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Eminem"sA rumored "Mom"s Spaghetti" restaurant will open a permanent brick-and-mortar location in downtown Detroit.


Twitter is buzzing about "parasocial relationships." Are they unhealthy?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:06:26 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Joining the ranks of words likeA "normalize" and "manifest," the term "parasocial relationship"A is getting attention on Twitter, but what does it mean?


Out LGBTQ celebrities: Elvira "Mistress of the Dark," Demi Lovato, Elliot Page and more
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:55:55 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
These LGBTQ celebrities have been vocal about their identities including coming out as gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, queer, or pansexual.


Camilo, Juan Luis Guerra lead Latin Grammys nominations
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:30:07 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo is up for 10 awards including album of the year for "Mis Manos" at this year"s Latin Grammys.


BTS dropped major news for their West Coast fans. The K-pop group announced Monday they"ll be performing four shows at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles.


"Dancing With the Stars" fans had one big questionA going into Monday"s episode: Did COVID-19 end Cody Rigsby Cheryl Burke"s Mirrorball trophy dreams?


R. Kelly has been found guilty of sex trafficking. Now what happens?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 04:10:44 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
After weeks of graphicA testimony, R. Kelly has been found guilty on all counts in his New York sex-trafficking trial. Now what happens?


R. Kelly verdict: R&B star found guilty on all counts in New York sex trafficking trial
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 01:37:09 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
R&B star R. KellyA has been convicted on all nine countsA of sex trafficking and racketeeringA in New YorkA following a six-weeklongA trial.


In his victory speech after the 2020 election, Joe Biden said this: "I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn"t see red and blue states, but a United States."


The Northeast could still prevent a Covid surge
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:27:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
As weather grows colder and children spend more time in school, a surge of Covid-19 cases like the one in the South could be in store for the Northeast -- but it is not too late to get ahead of it, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.


Analysis: The NBA is back! Unfortunately, so are its Covid-19 skeptics
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:18:29 GMT
From rss.cnn
Tuesday marks the start of NBA training camp. Which, as a basketball lover, is great news for me!


This fall was supposed to be different. With the new Covid-19 vaccines, the country began to reopen during the summer and vaccine approval for teens (with the hopeful prospect of approval for younger children) promised a return to schools and a return to the pre-pandemic rhythms of life.


aC/ Milley says he personally informed senior Trump officials of call with Chinese counterpart aC/ Top US general calls Afghanistan withdrawal a "logistical success, but a strategic failure" aC/ WATCH "Don"t tell me that we"re not leaving Americans behind": Sen. Hawley to Sec. Austin




Former President Donald Trump"s secret visit to Walter Reed in 2019 appeared to be for a routine colonoscopy, according to Stephanie Grisham, Trump"s former press secretary and first lady Melania Trump"s chief of staff.


"A little bit of comedy": John King on Gen. Milley"s reply to senator
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:42:59 GMT
From rss.cnn
Hear Gen. Mark Milley reply after Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asked him to confirm whether he had spoken with several journalists for their books in the waning days of Donald Trump"s administration.


Officials in Georgia will be required to release accused criminals from jail while they"re awaiting indictment because of a backlog of cases that grew during the pandemic, according to the Fulton County District Attorney.


More than 80 aid workers including some employed by the World Health Organization (WHO) were involved in incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation during an Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an independent commission said on Tuesday.


aC/ Automakers" problems are much worse than we thought


DHS whistleblower shares the 3 intel topics Trump admin covered up
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 02:12:32 GMT
From rss.cnn
Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Brian Murphy says appointees during the Trump administration covered up intelligence about Russian interference, White supremacy, and the Southern border because the topics made the former president look bad.


Home heating sticker shock: The cost of natural gas is up 180%
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:54:54 GMT
From rss.cnn
Americans should brace for sticker shock on home heating costs as temperatures drop this fall and winter.


Automakers" problems are much worse than we thought
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:45:45 GMT
From rss.cnn
For a year and a half, a lack of computer chips has been plaguing the auto industry, forcing plants to shut down, delaying auto shipments and sending car prices through the roof. But that"s not the only problem automakers face.


Officials are investigating the actions of Republican county election clerk, Tina Peters, who is alleged to have been involved in a reported breach of the Mesa County election system. CNN"s Ed Lavandera has the details.


Opinion: Pence and McConnell have a Donald Trump problem
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:05:09 GMT
From rss.cnn
With stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, former Vice President Mike Pence has been skittering around the country like a man who is serious about running for president in 2024. Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell is picking his favorites in upcoming US Senate primaries. Seems like no one has told them that Donald Trump owns the GOP.


aC/ Opinion: Donald Trump is 100% right about Stacey Abrams


Philip Seymour Hoffman"s son stars in Paul Thomas Anderson"s new movie
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:57:19 GMT
From rss.cnn
Philip Seymour Hoffman"s son Cooper Hoffman stars in director Paul Thomas Anderson"s new movie, "Licorice Pizza."


Cheryl Burke remains in competition despite Covid diagnosis
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:37:06 GMT
From rss.cnn
"Dancing with the Stars" pro Cheryl Burke was still able to compete in the second episode of the competition series, despite having tested positive for Covid the day before the taping.


Analysis: Is the sun setting on daylight saving time?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:51:12 GMT
From rss.cnn
What time is it? This seems like a simple enough question. You look at your watch, phone or microwave oven and tell us.


To a sobriety sherpa from your friend Andrew Zimmern
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:04:37 GMT
From rss.cnn
Andrew Zimmern is an Emmy- and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef and author. Thirty years sober, he"s also an advocate for those recovering from and struggling with addiction.


Simone Biles says she "should have quit way before Tokyo"
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:20:03 GMT
From rss.cnn
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says she "should have quit way before Tokyo."


"World"s best airline" for 2021 revealed
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:05:39 GMT
From rss.cnn
It hasn"t been a great year for airlines, thanks to Covid"s impact on the aviation industry, but for one Middle East carrier it"s just got a lot better.


China displays upgraded fighter jets
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:13:46 GMT
From rss.cnn
The J-20 jets, equipped with Chinese-built engines, put on a show at this year"s Airshow China.


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned lawmakers that the federal government will likely run out of cash and extraordinary measures by October 18 unless Congress raises the debt ceiling.


Liberals in the House Democratic Caucus recoiled at Speaker Nancy Pelosi"s plan to hold a vote Thursday on a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill before striking a deal on a multi-trillion-dollar spending package expanding the social safety net.


Dow drops 600 points as inflation concerns rattle investors
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:08:49 GMT
From rss.cnn
The US stock market is taking it on the chin again Tuesday, plummeting on worries over sustained high inflation and the ongoing debt ceiling debate in Washington.


House Democrats could vote on debt ceiling as soon as today
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:37:06 GMT
From rss.cnn
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats that a vote on raising the debt ceiling could come as soon as Tuesday, a source in the Democratic caucus meeting told CNN.


Two American siblings prevented from leaving China since 2018 have now been allowed to travel back to the United States.


The strange and unpredictable world of geopolitics played out over the Pacific skies Friday as one commercial jet carrying the just-released daughter of one of China"s most prominent tycoons flew westbound while another carrying two Canadians incarcerated in apparent retaliation for her arrest flew in the opposition direction.


China has finally showed off its most advanced fighter aircraft with domestic-made engines -- a significant milestone as Beijing pushes the capabilities of its J-20 stealth jets in a bid to rival the United States" F-22.


A wider group of Tesla owners who paid up to $10,000 for what the company calls its "full self-driving" software can now ask the automaker for access to a test version of the feature. But they"ll first have to show that they"re a sufficiently safe driver by allowing Tesla to analyze data on their driving behavior.


Amazon is continuing its quest to cover our homes and bodies with Amazon devices.


Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy are Instagram official
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:20:39 GMT
From rss.cnn
It"s not a joke -- Chelsea Handler looks to be in love.


China"s growing power crunch threatens more global supply chain chaos
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:57:27 GMT
From rss.cnn
A growing power supply crunch in China is triggering blackouts for households and forcing factories to cut production, threatening to slow the country"s vast economy and place even more strain on global supply chains.


The energy crunch is roiling markets
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:30:02 GMT
From rss.cnn
Energy prices are skyrocketing around the world, with major consequences for markets as investors worry about the state of the economic recovery.


























Controversial Obama presidential library is a cause for celebration
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:16:21 GMT
From rss.cnn
On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will attend the groundbreaking of the 44th president"s center in Chicago. Some of the veterans from his administration will be joining him for a livestream event. "This is not your parents" or your grandparents" presidential library," said Valerie Jarrett, president of the Obama Foundation.














Angela Merkel Didnat Just Save Europe. She Also Made It More Resilient
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:30:37 +0000
From feedproxy.google
A legacy worth celebrating

The Man the U.S. Didnat Mean to Kill in Afghanistan
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:18:12 +0000
From feedproxy.google
It was a hot afternoon in late August, and two friends sat in a white Toyota Corolla, watching a long line of people waiting to get money from a bank in downtown Kabul. They were parked in Shahr-e Naw, a neighborhood that was, until recently, a trendy place where young urbanites liked to hang out....

Washingtonas Release of Meng Wanzhou Caps Two Weeks of Diplomatic Moves on China
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:57:03 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The Quad meeting, the AUKUS pact, and a Cold War-style prisoner swap reveal where new geopolitical fault lines lie

Exclusive: Sudanese boy fatally run over in logistics area used by UK-bound goods vehicles



Bolton Crown Court heard Vincenzo De Falco shot Jonathan Smith with a shotgun



Delivery driver appears in court accused of killing 28-year-old in southeast London



Victim suffers injuries to her leg and stomach



Follow for the latest from Brighton



Attorney general refers sentence given to Ben John as it aappears unduly lenienta



HGV drivers said years of poor recruitment and subpar treatment of drivers have led to current shortage



Families said they were given aabout a weekas noticea to meet with PM a aNo real clues as to the timinga



Prime minister rejects talk of acrisisa - insisting shortages are simply a result of ahuge global demanda after Covid



aThis isnat sustainable,a one care service director says



Time for big firms amaking billions in profita to do their bit, says David Lammy



Keir Starmer says he has ahuge disagreementsa with Angela Rayner
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:27:03 GMT
From https:

aOf course we have huge agreements and disagreementsa, says Labour leader



Starmer: Iam ready to break pledges to make Labour electable
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:20:08 GMT
From https:

Keir Starmer has said he is willing to tear up the promises he made during the Labour leadership election if it is needed to make the party electable.



Starmer tells PM: Give health and care workers priority at pumps
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:16:16 GMT
From https:

Labour leader says he would extend temporary visas for overseas HGV drivers to beat shortages



Row reportedly erupted after car jumped queue at Shell garage in southeast London



Home care visits to elderly and vulnerable delayed by need to queue for fuel



Keir Starmer accused of afactional internal wara with changes to leadership election rules



Exclusive: Powers for monitoring resilience in the fuel sector were delayed despite repeated warnings from Whitehall



Why is Britain facing a supply chain crisis?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:43:44 GMT
From https:

Irn-Bru and overcrowded petrol stations are latest victims of HGV driver shortage being blamed on Brexit and pandemic, joining long list of companies battling stock issues this summer



How would petrol stations be prioritised for key workers?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:40:47 GMT
From https:

Labour warns people could adiea if key workers do not receive priority



Research contradicts previous study claiming smokers at less risk



Shortages aexpected to cause serious difficultiesa for education, union warns



Brexit has been a afactora in fuel crisis, Grant Shapps admits
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:01:05 GMT
From https:

UKas exit from EU ano doubt will have been a factora, transport secretary concedes



What is causing the UK fuel shortages?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:58:44 GMT
From https:

Even Grant Shapps concedes Brexit aa factora in chaos, but is it solely to blame?



One headteacher calls it avery convincing hoaxa and atotally irresponsiblea



Sarah Everard disappearance: What we know so far
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:14:35 GMT
From https:

Metropolitan Police officer to be sentenced after pleading guilty to kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old



aThey will like the drama of it and they will seek to use that to further their own party political advantage. And that should shock nobodya



Police officer could face whole life sentence after also admitting rape and kidnap of 33-year-old



Disgraced former police officer could face life behind bars as he is set to be sentenced



Fuel crisis: Social media blamed as panic-buying continues
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:43:26 GMT
From https:

Drivers are flocking to stations as pictures of them being refilled are shared online, industry leader says



What is Article 16 and what happens if UK triggers it?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:42:22 GMT
From https:

UKas Brexit minister has threatened to trigger Article 16



Plymouth shootings were not terror attack, senior police officer says
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:36:43 GMT
From https:

Incel movement anot a terrorist ideologya and attack was not committed to further cause, officer says



aItas called leadershipa, says ex-head of civil contingencies



Is the supply crisis caused by Brexit or by the Covid pandemic?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:01:26 GMT
From https:

As the pandemic recedes and a fuel crisis and potential energy crisis are becoming realities are the real costs of Brexit becoming more visible?



Photo of Labour leader campaigning next to McDonaldas workers goes viral



Sightings of white stags are rare, but police say they had no opportunity to capture the animal alive



UK fuel crisis adirect consequencea of Brexit, says Michel Barnier
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:40:23 GMT
From https:

aClear linka between UKas exit from EU and shortage of truck drivers, says former negotiator



Ricardo Linton walked into Mohammed Basharatas cab office day after minor accident and killed him in atargeted executiona



aAs a rule of thumb, your waist size should be the same now as when you were 21,a leading professor says



Ministers accused of akicking can down the roada on its promised review of asylum seeker work ban



More than 17,000 people have crossed the sea to reach Britain this year



Sabina Nessa: Man, 36, charged with murder of teacher
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:20:18 GMT
From https:

Suspect to appear in court on Tuesday over killing of 28-year-old in southeast London



Campaign group will demand PM launches public inquiry aimmediatelya



Visits to a webpage on how to claim Universal Credit for those who have a mental health condition has risen ninefold in the space of a year



They made the discovery while having breakfast on Tuesday [21] morning at their home in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland



A thrifty couple saved thousands on their DIY wedding
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:57:54 GMT
From https:

The parents of Samuel, four, reckon they saved around APS15,000 a and it was the perfect day



Pro-rape comments and misogyny are rampant in far-right spaces, Hope Not Hate report suggests



Registration formally announced as leader Paul Golding agrees to pay asubstantial damagesa for libelling halal food officials



Actor called the debate over her parenting adumba



All the nominees are artist collectives working towards the greater good, so abest arta may not even be the criterion this year, but there is a credible winner here, says Mark Hudson



Actor served two months in jail for involvement in Operation Varsity Blues



Kanye West removes Chris Brown from Donda album
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:57:47 GMT
From https:

There have been changes to multiple songs on the album



Scene sees Homer filling his car with an ocean of petrol



Netflix film features more hypocritical finger-wagging over the past and revelations that only raise more questions



Competition has returned for a 30th season



Both Rami Malek and Christoph Waltzas villains in aNo Time To Diea have facial scarring



aIam in a very difficult position because I also have three children with him,a said choreographer who was married to R Kelly for 13 years



Ahead of a new retrospective, the globally famous British artist talks to Sarah Crompton about art-world capitalism, Emma Raducanu, and whether Tory attempts to control universities, museums and the BBC is a warning sign of neo-fascism



Vic Reeves reveals he has an inoperable brain tumour
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:19:14 GMT
From https:

aIave gone completely deaf in the left eara says comedian



aYou live once and you have to do what makes you happy,a singer said



Beyond the diva dramas at GB News, does anyone even know what the station is showing 100 days since its launch? Oliver Keens watched for a week and found a channel waiting to be steamrollered by Rupert Murdoch and Piers Morgan



aI am as proud of my deep friendship as I am of my 38-year marriage and being a mother,a said the Oscar winner



Drugs in urine from Glastonbury festival apose threat to rare eelsa
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:48:09 GMT
From https:

Levels of MDMA in river near Worthy Farm quadrupled week after festival, according to study



Internet duped by fake Dolly Parton TikTok account
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:37:54 GMT
From https:

Account gained 500,000 followers within a day and has since been deleted



aI really try to disassociate myself from the drama,a singer posted



aMarriage for us canat be a prison,a actor said



Cassette contains interview and previously unheard song from Lennon and Yoko Ono



New documentary claims Jamie placed recording device in his daughteras bedroom



Singer is due to release documentary about alien phenomena this week



Chef cooked for royal in Chelsea restaurant in the Nineties



James Bond films: Every 007 movie ranked in order of worst to best
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:29:41 GMT
From https:

As aNo Time to Diea finally hits cinemas, Adam White and Alexandra Pollard compile the definitive ranking of every 007 outing to date



Bautista starred as Mr Hinx in the 2015 James Bond film



Actor also revealed midlife crisis led to ayahuasca, weeks of solitude and TikTok



Kelly now faces 10 years to life in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking



Virtual insanity? Why the metaverse might be closer than you think
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:38:28 GMT
From https:

The past year has changed cultural attitudes towards virtual reality and now the race is on to bring us closer to a new digital reality. Amy Francombe talks to designers, entrepreneurs and young evangelists about what the matrix offers that the real world doesnat



No, time to die! Why itas the perfect moment to kill off James Bond
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:38:26 GMT
From https:

Should the new James Bond be Black, or from a state school, or a woman? No, says Adam White, the franchise has no new ideas, and the endless conversation around making it more progressive is exhausting



Grisham: Trump pretended to act tough with Putin for the cameras
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:37:37 +0100
From https:
Russian President Vladimir Putin brought an "attractive" translator with him to distract former President Donald Trump at their 2019 meeting.


No Time To Die: Daniel Craig looks dapper in a pink suede jacket as he joins glamorous Bond girlsA Lashana Lynch and Lea Seydoux at the world premiere amid his final outing as 007


William and Kate, both 39, stepped out on to the red carpet to meet 007 star Daniel Craig and other cast members at the Royal Albert Hall in London.


The army will start driving fuel tankers this week after the PM tried to calm the chaos by urging the public to "fill up in the normal way when you really need it" as he stressed that there is no need for panic buying.


The nation"s top military commander told senators on Thursday that U.S. credibility had been "damaged by President Biden"s hasty exit from Afghanistan.


The former glamour model, 43, who was last seen in public yesterday during an interview on Good Morning Britain, was said to be in a "bad way" when police arrived and allegedly arrested her.


Tess Daly and Vernon Kay made sure they were the centre of attention while posing up a storm at the No Time To Die premiere on Tuesday.


Greg Smith, 56, lives in a converted village school which closed its doors 18 years ago in Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, but "keep clear" signs suddenly appeared.


Each episode revolves around a traditional Korean children"s game, with some like Grandma"s Footsteps and British Bulldogs, and the winners progress to the next round of a gruesome ladder.


Former President Trump called his press secretary Stephanie Grisham to insist his penis was not shaped like a toadstool.


Ana de Armas looked sensational she arrived on the red carpet of the hotly-anticipated No Time To Die premiere on Tuesday in London.


No Time To Die fashion hits and misses
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:11:53 +0100
From https:
No Time To Die stars Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch led the glamour in breathtaking evening gowns as they joined leading man Daniel Craig at the Royal Albert Hall in London.


Lashana Lynch and Daniel Craig appeared to be in high spirits as they warmly placed a hand on each other during No Time to Die"s star-studded premiere on Tuesday in London.


Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said investigation found that since October 2014 the company has not declared more than APS25 million of taxpayer funding which should have been returned.


Amazon launches its first wall-mounted speaker at unveiling event
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:07:00 +0100
From https:
Tech giant Amazon launched its first ever wall-mounted speaker, at its streamed launch event straight from its Seattle HQ on Tuesday.


Sex health podcasters Diggory Waite, 25 and his mother Cate Campbell, from Islington, London, claim they are the real life Otis and Jean Milburn from the hit Netflix show Sex Education.


No Time To Die: Naomie Harris stuns in a cut-out white dress
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:59:28 +0100
From https:
Naomie Harris, 45, looked stunning when she stepped ontoA the No Time To Die red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday.


Britain"s Covid cases rise by 10% in a week to 34,526
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:57:02 +0100
From https:
Another 167 Covid deaths and 706 hospitalisation were recorded across the UK, with both measures down by around 18 per cent compared to one week earlier, Department of Health figures revealed.


Video shows Norway"s Culture Minister Abid Raja singing and dancing with a friend and other part-goers at the Kulturhuset nightclub in Oslo following the country"s lifting of all lockdown restrictions.


The Labour leader refused to say what they had discussed in the aftermath of Ms Rayner"s Saturday diatribe at a conference fringe event in Brighton.


The party leader lashed out at figures from the hard Left who have vocally criticised the direction he is taking the opposition during its annual conference in Brighton.


Milley denied any wrongdoing in making two phone calls to China during Trump"s presidency and insisted he spoke with his counterpart there to "de-escalate" Beijing"s fears of an attack.


White House aides referred to Donald Trump"s daughter Ivanka as "the princess," according to a new tell-all book by former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.


The swimwear designer, 30, risked a very awkward wardrobe malfunction in as white cut-out gown a she arrived for the world premiere of No Time To Die atA the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday.


China"s military showed off a new drone at an airshow on Tuesday that has a wingspan of nearly 70 feet, can reach speeds of 435 mph and fly continuously for almost 24 hours.


A new CDC report found that a total of 79.4% reported injection site reactions, such as pain, redness or swelling after the third dose compared to 77.6% after the second dose.


The family of Kelly Brewster, 32, who was murdered in the Manchester Arena bombing thanked police officers who had tried to save her life, a public inquiry heard.


EXCLUSIVE: Professor Paul Hunter said cases would inevitably rise if people went back to buses and trains. But he said this would not trigger a "major surge" thanks to the UK"s vaccine rollout.


Keir Starmer faces fresh hard-Left revolt on APS15 minimum wage
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:28:45 +0100
From https:
Sir Keir Starmer faced political humiliation this evening after Labour members backed calls for a APS15-an-hour minimum wage despite his opposition to the move.


Leven Sopwith-Nicholson disappeared from his home in Ulverston, Cumbria, after going to bed on Saturday night and there are concerns for his welfare.


The Australian government will now have to decide whether to grant the powers, teeing up ministers" latest showdown with big tech after a standoff with Facebook back in February.


A group of mostly female Morrisons" retail staff have been fighting for similar wages to those of mostly male workers in distribution centres, claiming they have been "unfairly underpaid".


The Smithy Family"s semi-detached house in Welling, south-east London, caught fire after their Ford S-Max was set alight with a milk carton filled with petrol on July 14.


Greta Thunberg mocks world leaders as she addresses climate summit
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:09:07 +0100
From https:
Greta Thunberg mocked world leaders including Boris Johnson as she accused them of making "empty promises" on climate change as she opened a youth summit in Milan today.


Scott Porter, 44, from Hayward"s Heath, West Sussex, admitted three charges of possessing information likely to be useful to a terrorist and one count of possessing an explosive substance.


William Lyle Johnson (pictured) and two other soldiers will be extradited to the Netherlands for the murder trial. The group were hired as a hitmen by Lukas Fecker (inset).


No Time To Die premiere: Clara Amfo wears yellow off-the-shoulder dress
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:04:35 +0100
From https:
The radio presenter, 37, looked nothing short of sensational as she donned a gold figure-hugging midi dress for the star-studded event.


When Radio Caroline "had bigger audience than the BBC
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:03:46 +0100
From https:
Radio Caroline first began broadcasting in March 1964 from a 702-ton former Danish passenger ferry, the Fredericia, in international waters off the coast of Felixstowe. Above: The boat in 1967.


The emergency measures, which largely limit alcohol sales, restaurant opening hours and crowd sizes at large events, have been in place for much of the year, including during the Olympics.


The British actor, 39, was spotted arriving to film scenes for the Netflix alongside his wife Cressida Trew and actress Erin Richards as they boarded a replica of the mogul"s superyacht.


The US Preventive Services Task Force"s, an independent advisory panel of doctors, claim it cuts the risk of expectant mothers being struck down with the common complication.


YouTuber Dara Tah decided to conquer his fear of confined spaces by spending ten hours crawling through narrow tunnels inside Ogof Y Daren Cilau in south Powys, Wales.


With more than 70 per cent of the population fully vaccinated, people in France can once more be seen planting what are usually just air kisses by a kissing sound on each other"s cheeks.


DAN WOOTTON: Boris Johnson needs to get a grip
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:54:15 +0100
From https:
DAN WOOTTON: With Boris Johnson failing to get a grip of the fuel crisis, and NHS waiting lists former supporters like me are starting to think the famous 1979 poster could read: Labour Isn"t Working.


Former President Donald Trump wanted his press secretary Stephanie Grisham to evict the press corps from the White House, she reveals in her new book.


Tanith Foster and Anna Gutkowska, both aged 12, were last seen at the school gates on Imperial Avenue in Leicester, East Midlands, at around 8am yesterday and were later reported missing.


Baby girl died alone in cot after father abandoned her to watch TV
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:42:44 +0100
From https:
Kiera Conroy"s father Michael Conroy, 27, admitted neglect at Airdrie Sheriff Court - while her mother Kirsty Boyle, 24, pleaded not guilty to the same charge, which was accepted.


The Prince of Wales, 72, took the President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba on a tour of the the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, where they met with CEOs from his sustainable markets initiative today.


Investors shrug off BoE Governor"s suggestion of early rate hike
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:34:10 +0100
From https:
Bailey raised the prospect of an early interest rate hike in a speech last night, saying the monetary policy committee is ready to do what is necessary to tackle rising inflation.


If you want to brew a barista-worthy coffee for your morning commute, Amazon just dropped the price of this Zyliss Red Hot Mug, and you can get it for under APS10.


You CAN"T be fat and fit: Study of 3m people finds
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:26:03 +0100
From https:
The French research concluded that it was "simply untrue" to suggest people can be obese and still physically healthy if they exercise. An American study last week said it was possible.


Norma Morgan, 75, a "devoted grandmother", was in the passenger seat when the collision happened last Thursday on the A472 in Hafodyrynys, Caerphilly. She died at the scene.


Taliban-appointed university chancellorA Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat announced the news on Twitter today, in the latest move from the new government to threaten women"s rights.


Researchers at the University of Southern California tested the impact of sucralose on 74 volunteers. The low-calorie sweetener is one of several used in the UK.


Aslam Parvez, 64, and wife Shameem, 65, who live in the West Midlands, both have oculocutaneous albinism which has been inherited by their children, and some of their siblings, nieces and nephews.


The army will start driving fuel tankers this week after the PM tried to calm the chaos by urging the public to "fill up in the normal way when you really need it" as he stressed that there is no need for panic buying.


The former glamour model, 43, who was last seen in public yesterday during an interview on Good Morning Britain, was said to be in a "bad way" when police arrived and allegedly arrested her.


The nation"s top military commander told senators on Thursday that U.S. credibility had been "damaged by President Biden"s hasty exit from Afghanistan.


Greg Smith, 56, lives in a converted village school which closed its doors 18 years ago in Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, but "keep clear" signs suddenly appeared.


Each episode revolves around a traditional Korean children"s game, with some like Grandma"s Footsteps and British Bulldogs, and the winners progress to the next round of a gruesome ladder.


No Time To Die: Daniel Craig looks dapper in a pink suede jacket as he joins glamorous Bond girlsA Lashana Lynch and Lea Seydoux at the world premiere amid his final outing as 007


Former President Trump called his press secretary Stephanie Grisham to insist his penis was not shaped like a toadstool.


No Time To Die fashion hits and misses
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:11:53 GMT
From https:
No Time To Die stars Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch led the glamour in breathtaking evening gowns as they joined leading man Daniel Craig at the Royal Albert Hall in London.


Lashana Lynch and Daniel Craig appeared to be in high spirits as they warmly placed a hand on each other during No Time to Die"s star-studded premiere on Tuesday in London.


Amazon launches its first wall-mounted speaker at unveiling event
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:07:00 GMT
From https:
Tech giant Amazon launched its first ever wall-mounted speaker, at its streamed launch event straight from its Seattle HQ on Tuesday.


Tess Daly and Vernon Kay made sure they were the centre of attention while posing up a storm at the No Time To Die premiere on Tuesday.


Sex health podcasters Diggory Waite, 25 and his mother Cate Campbell, from Islington, London, claim they are the real life Otis and Jean Milburn from the hit Netflix show Sex Education.


No Time To Die: Naomie Harris stuns in a cut-out white dress
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:59:28 GMT
From https:
Naomie Harris, 45, looked stunning when she stepped ontoA the No Time To Die red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday.


Grisham: Trump pretended to act tough with Putin for the cameras
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:58:01 GMT
From https:
Russian President Vladimir Putin brought an "attractive" translator with him to distract former President Donald Trump at their 2019 meeting.


Britain"s Covid cases rise by 10% in a week to 34,526
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:57:02 GMT
From https:
Another 167 Covid deaths and 706 hospitalisation were recorded across the UK, with both measures down by around 18 per cent compared to one week earlier, Department of Health figures revealed.


Video shows Norway"s Culture Minister Abid Raja singing and dancing with a friend and other part-goers at the Kulturhuset nightclub in Oslo following the country"s lifting of all lockdown restrictions.


The party leader lashed out at figures from the hard Left who have vocally criticised the direction he is taking the opposition during its annual conference in Brighton.


White House aides referred to Donald Trump"s daughter Ivanka as "the princess," according to a new tell-all book by former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.


The swimwear designer, 30, risked a very awkward wardrobe malfunction in as white cut-out gown a she arrived for the world premiere of No Time To Die atA the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday.


China"s military showed off a new drone at an airshow on Tuesday that has a wingspan of nearly 70 feet, can reach speeds of 435 mph and fly continuously for almost 24 hours.


A new CDC report found that a total of 79.4% reported injection site reactions, such as pain, redness or swelling after the third dose compared to 77.6% after the second dose.


EXCLUSIVE: Professor Paul Hunter said cases would inevitably rise if people went back to buses and trains. But he said this would not trigger a "major surge" thanks to the UK"s vaccine rollout.


Leven Sopwith-Nicholson disappeared from his home in Ulverston, Cumbria, after going to bed on Saturday night and there are concerns for his welfare.


The Australian government will now have to decide whether to grant the powers, teeing up ministers" latest showdown with big tech after a standoff with Facebook back in February.


The Smithy Family"s semi-detached house in Welling, south-east London, caught fire after their Ford S-Max was set alight with a milk carton filled with petrol on July 14.


Greta Thunberg mocks world leaders as she addresses climate summit
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:09:07 GMT
From https:
Greta Thunberg mocked world leaders including Boris Johnson as she accused them of making "empty promises" on climate change as she opened a youth summit in Milan today.


William Lyle Johnson (pictured) and two other soldiers will be extradited to the Netherlands for the murder trial. The group were hired as a hitmen by Lukas Fecker (inset).


The radio presenter, 37, looked nothing short of sensational as she donned a gold figure-hugging midi dress for the star-studded event.


When Radio Caroline "had bigger audience than the BBC
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:03:46 GMT
From https:
Radio Caroline first began broadcasting in March 1964 from a 702-ton former Danish passenger ferry, the Fredericia, in international waters off the coast of Felixstowe. Above: The boat in 1967.


The British actor, 39, was spotted arriving to film scenes for the Netflix alongside his wife Cressida Trew and actress Erin Richards as they boarded a replica of the mogul"s superyacht.


The US Preventive Services Task Force"s, an independent advisory panel of doctors, claim it cuts the risk of expectant mothers being struck down with the common complication.


YouTuber Dara Tah decided to conquer his fear of confined spaces by spending ten hours crawling through narrow tunnels inside Ogof Y Daren Cilau in south Powys, Wales.


DAN WOOTTON: Boris Johnson needs to get a grip
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:54:15 GMT
From https:
DAN WOOTTON: With Boris Johnson failing to get a grip of the fuel crisis, and NHS waiting lists former supporters like me are starting to think the famous 1979 poster could read: Labour Isn"t Working.


Former President Donald Trump wanted his press secretary Stephanie Grisham to evict the press corps from the White House, she reveals in her new book.


Tanith Foster and Anna Gutkowska, both aged 12, were last seen at the school gates on Imperial Avenue in Leicester, East Midlands, at around 8am yesterday and were later reported missing.


Baby girl died alone in cot after father abandoned her to watch TV
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:42:44 GMT
From https:
Kiera Conroy"s father Michael Conroy, 27, admitted neglect at Airdrie Sheriff Court - while her mother Kirsty Boyle, 24, pleaded not guilty to the same charge, which was accepted.


The Prince of Wales, 72, took the President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba on a tour of the the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, where they met with CEOs from his sustainable markets initiative today.


Investors shrug off BoE Governor"s suggestion of early rate hike
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:34:10 GMT
From https:
Bailey raised the prospect of an early interest rate hike in a speech last night, saying the monetary policy committee is ready to do what is necessary to tackle rising inflation.


If you want to brew a barista-worthy coffee for your morning commute, Amazon just dropped the price of this Zyliss Red Hot Mug, and you can get it for under APS10.


You CAN"T be fat and fit: Study of 3m people finds
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:26:03 GMT
From https:
The French research concluded that it was "simply untrue" to suggest people can be obese and still physically healthy if they exercise. An American study last week said it was possible.


Norma Morgan, 75, a "devoted grandmother", was in the passenger seat when the collision happened last Thursday on the A472 in Hafodyrynys, Caerphilly. She died at the scene.


Taliban-appointed university chancellorA Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat announced the news on Twitter today, in the latest move from the new government to threaten women"s rights.


Researchers at the University of Southern California tested the impact of sucralose on 74 volunteers. The low-calorie sweetener is one of several used in the UK.


Aslam Parvez, 64, and wife Shameem, 65, who live in the West Midlands, both have oculocutaneous albinism which has been inherited by their children, and some of their siblings, nieces and nephews.


For those with cash to spend, "Total Gold" is available as anA iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max in a range of storage sizes from London designer firm Caviar - the cheapest at APS31,283.


The blast shook the building in the city of Gothenburg at 5am, sending terrified resident fleeing to the exits as others were forced to clamber onto the balconies of neighbouring flats.


Matthew Patterson, 22, appearedA today at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with possessing a document useful for terrorism and posting an offensive content on social media.


Anyone intending to use a UK-registered motors in Europe with a GB number plate will need to display a new "UK" sticker, or have to order fresh number plates with the UK symbol displayed on them.


Jens Haaning, a 56-year-old artist living in Copenhagen, was given the equivalent of APS61,980 in cash by the Kunsten Museum in aaAalborg, Denmark, for use as part of one of his exhibits.


Alexei Navalny is facing fresh prosecution for directing an "extremist" network aimed at undermining the Russian constitution as the Kremlin turns the screw on the jailed dissident.


With summer well and truly over, western Scotland, Wales and north-west England are expected to be the wettest areas with the rain moving eastwards throughout the day.


David, 18, from Darlington, who hadn"t touched a vegetable since childhood thanks to a lifelong aversion to mushy foodA appears on Extreme Food Phobics, airing tonight on W.


A study by the Rail Industry and neuroscientists at University College London (UCL) has suggested travelling to the office helps separate work and home life.


Climate change and plastic pollution make each other WORSE
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:54:26 GMT
From https:
Researchers from the Zoological Society London (ZSL) and Bangor University analysed data on global climate change and marine plastic pollution.


The French president was speaking as he announced a multi-billion euro deal to sell three of the country"s state-of-the-art Belharra frigates to Greece.


No Time To Die: Daniel Craig looks dapper in a pink suede jacket as he joins glamorous Bond girlsA Lashana Lynch and Lea Seydoux at the world premiere amid his final outing as 007


The nation"s top military commander told senators on Thursday that U.S. credibility had been "damaged by President Biden"s hasty exit from Afghanistan.


Each episode revolves around a traditional Korean children"s game, with some like Grandma"s Footsteps and British Bulldogs, and the winners progress to the next round of a gruesome ladder.


Democrats could drop a provision to raise the debt ceiling from a short term spending bill in order to avoid a government shutdown this week as the party weights its next steps.


Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, allegedly broke into Marcano"s apartment just before she vanished and left behindA signs of a violent struggle, including bloodstains on a pillow.


British celebrity stylist Rochelle White told FEMAIL that a colourful blazer is a must-have for A-listers this season as Daniel Craig steps out in a bright pink version at the Royal Albert Hall.


Former President Trump called his press secretary Stephanie Grisham to insist his penis was not shaped like a toadstool.


No Time To Die fashion hits and misses
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:11:53 GMT
From https:
No Time To Die stars Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch led the glamour in breathtaking evening gowns as they joined leading man Daniel Craig at the Royal Albert Hall in London.


The former President announced the birth of his fourth grandchild in a press release issued on Tuesday, in which he described the baby girl as "healthy and adorable".


Six of 39 miners are still trapped up to 4,000 feet underground in a Canadian mind since Sunday morning. As of Tuesday, 27 have be brought to safety without injury.


Grisham: Trump pretended to act tough with Putin for the cameras
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:58:01 GMT
From https:
Russian President Vladimir Putin brought an "attractive" translator with him to distract former President Donald Trump at their 2019 meeting.


Matt Wetherbee who lost his legs in a freak accident while playing basketball in 2016, was on a layover at Charlotte Douglas International Airport when the airline refused to load his power wheelchair.


White House aides referred to Donald Trump"s daughter Ivanka as "the princess," according to a new tell-all book by former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.


The YouTube content creator community is in mourning on Monday with the news that Mel Thompson has passed away.


Students and teachers at Kathleen High in Lakeland, Florida, protested outside the school on Monday morning, demanding their new principal Daraford Jones to resign after he implemented new rules.


A complaint obtained by DailyMail.com and filed in Hampton County Court Monday, is designed to compel Alex Murdaugh to come before a judge over his handling of a $4.3M wrongful death lawsuit.


China"s military showed off a new drone at an airshow on Tuesday that has a wingspan of nearly 70 feet, can reach speeds of 435 mph and fly continuously for almost 24 hours.


A new CDC report found that a total of 79.4% reported injection site reactions, such as pain, redness or swelling after the third dose compared to 77.6% after the second dose.


Cops descended on the military base, located in Panama City, shortly before 10:30 local time Tuesday, according to NEWS 13.


The incident happened on Monday Night"s "ManningCast" on ESPN2 when Eli got carried away while recounting a story of a nine-year-old welcoming him to Philadelphia with a double middle finger.


Gen. Mark Milley said Tuesday that the threat of al-Qaeda flourishing in Afghanistan and attempting to attack the US in the wake of its withdrawal is a "very real possibility."


An attorney forA Chris and Roberta Laundrie released a statement Monday night, amid rumors that they may have been involved in their son"s mysterious vanishing.


About 72% of American adults now report that they"ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine - and Delta was a big motivator for recent vaccinations - according to KFF survey data.


William Lyle Johnson (pictured) and two other soldiers will be extradited to the Netherlands for the murder trial. The group were hired as a hitmen by Lukas Fecker (inset).


The fourth floor of Alma Clark Glass Hall dormitory at Western Washington University in Bellingham is reserved specifically for its "Black Affinity Housing" program.


Former President Donald Trump wanted his press secretary Stephanie Grisham to evict the press corps from the White House, she reveals in her new book.


The 18-year-old activist slammed the slogan used by Joe Biden"s administration, which has unveiled plans to penalize power companies that don"t switch to clean energy.


According to the Pentagon"s F-35 program office, seen by Bloomberg, the U.S. company was scheduled to deliver between 158 to 163 of the fighter jets in 2022, but will deliver 151 to 153 instead.


You CAN"T be fat and fit: Study of 3m people finds
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:26:03 GMT
From https:
The French research concluded that it was "simply untrue" to suggest people can be obese and still physically healthy if they exercise. An American study last week said it was possible.


Aslam Parvez, 64, and wife Shameem, 65, who live in the West Midlands, both have oculocutaneous albinism which has been inherited by their children, and some of their siblings, nieces and nephews.


Tyra Banks took to the stage on Monday night"s episode of Dancing With the Stars in quite the bizarre gown that had fans comparing her to the dilophosaurus dinosaur from Jurassic Park.


The clip was shot at an UIta Beauty store in the Windy City"s Norridge suburb over the weekend, and showed a gang emptying its shelves of expensive Christian Dior and Armani makeup.


The blast shook the building in the city of Gothenburg at 5am, sending terrified resident fleeing to the exits as others were forced to clamber onto the balconies of neighbouring flats.


Jens Haaning, a 56-year-old artist living in Copenhagen, was given the equivalent of APS61,980 in cash by the Kunsten Museum in aaAalborg, Denmark, for use as part of one of his exhibits.


Alexei Navalny is facing fresh prosecution for directing an "extremist" network aimed at undermining the Russian constitution as the Kremlin turns the screw on the jailed dissident.


A new study of classrooms in Berlin found six cases of COVID-19 were detected in March 2021, of which two were among students, one among teachers and three amongA household members.


In sub-Saharan Africa, 172 million children may see 50 times more heatwaves and a six-fold increase in extreme events in their lifetimes compared to those in Central Asia and Europe, the study claims.


Former President Barack Obama called the Haitian migrant situation at the southern border "heartbreaking" and a "painful reminder" of the immigration reform that eluded his presidency.


Reality TV star Duane Chapman, known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, said on Monday night that the Laundrie family in early September stayed at the Fort De Soto campsite in Florida.


Former President Barack Obama said he should be the among the Americans whose taxes go up to pay for President Joe Biden"s $3.5 trillion budget bill that is being debated on Capitol Hill.


The couples appeared on stage at "Wokestock" in, New York this weekend. A source told People magazine: "He seemed shy and then he pulled her in to him. The crowd loved that".


During his ten years living in the Los Angeles property, the legendary jazz singer and actor Frank Sinatra hosted parties attended by the crA"me de la crA"me of Hollywood.


The 18-year-old singer is navigating life in the spotlight at her own pace and is relying on her old friends to get her through it. Her big hit song was Drivers License.


Hispanic Americans are less likely to wear masks - yet more likely to work in essential jobs and gather socially, compared to black and white Americans, according to public health workers in Chicago, Illinois


Nail-biting moment policeman lowers himself off high-rise balcony
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:58:08 GMT
From https:
Footage captured in Yuhang, Hangzhou, China, shows police officer Tang Wenjie rescue a four-year-old girl from a balcony ledge.


Professor Oliver Sacks, who was born in Britain but fled to America, inspired the doctor character in Awakenings. A new documentary looks back on the fascinating life of the neurologist.


Russia records its highest one-day Covid death toll of the pandemic
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:40:47 GMT
From https:
Russia reported 852 deaths from Covid Tuesday, its highest one-day toll ever that comes after a two-month plateau in deaths amid widespread suspicion the figures were being manipulated.


The Ukrainian had Joshua up against the ropes and what has not gone unnoticed is the discrepancy between the nine seconds left on the on-screen clock and how rapidly the fight concluded.


Kurtz Frausun, a filmmaker and photographer from Dallas, Texas, photographed tourists looking to hit it big at the casinos as well as destitute locals on the street.


Ancient amphitheatres in Turkey had box seating
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:33:42 GMT
From https:
The discovery of the "VIP box seats" was made during an excavation of theA Pergamon amphitheater in the ancient city of Pergamon, in Turkey"s western Ismir province.


Bret Edge (pictured) chose to step away from his position as Moab Police Department Chief on Monday, requesting an indefinite leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act.


Dog waves at shoppers visiting a supermarket in Brazil
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:25:42 GMT
From https:
Footage captured in Catanduva, Sao Paulo, Brazil shows the rescue dog named Agusta patiently sitting outside a supermarket and waiting for customers to approach.


Will Smith disagreed with defunding the police "because then people who help you won"t". In an interview with GQ he said, unlike the "defund the police" movement, BLM "gets it done".


Aggressive river otters are attacking people and dogs in Alaska
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:24:32 GMT
From https:
River otters are mysteriously attacking people and pets in Anchorage, Alaska, according to the state"s department of fish and game, urging residents to steer clear of them.


The R&B star, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, was found guilty on Monday of all nine counts in a Brooklyn federal court, including racketeering based on sexual exploitation of children.


De Blasio sniffed that many journalists can"t understand his actions because they simply arenat as knowledgeable about the aissuesa at the jail as he is.


ESPN"s alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast featuring Peyton and Eli Manning is taking a break.


Mathew Rosengart said his pick for Britney"s new conservator, John Zabel, is "in stark contrast to [Jamie], a reported alcoholic and gambling addict."


Dog earns Guinness World Record for longest ears
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:08:03 -0400
From https:
This dog can definitely hear it when people say heas a good boy. Sometimes, all it takes to set a Guinness World Record is to have a unique feature. For example, a dog named Lou recently earned his spot in the record book for having the longest ears on a living dog. Louas owner, Paige, told Guinness...


Noah Syndergaard finally set for Mets return after two years
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:04:38 -0400
From https:
The Mets reinstated the right-hander from the injured list on Tuesday, announcing him as the starter for Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Marlins at Citi Field.


Drew Barrymore: I aworshipa my ex-husband Will Kopelmanas new wife
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:01:21 -0400
From https:
The actress said in a new interview that she is Vogue director Allie Michler"s "biggest cheerleader."


The Guinness World Records have yet to confirm, but this British clan is fairly certain they have more albino members than any other living family.


Woman has aheavenly orgasmsa in threesomes with husband a and God
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:58:04 -0400
From https:
"There is nothing more fulfilling or satisfying than when you experience Godas love for you while pleasuring your partner," the OnlyFans star said.


Little fluffy clouds may help save Australiaas Great Barrier Reef
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:47:00 -0400
From https:
Researchers working on the so-called Cloud Brightening project said they use a turbine to spray microscopic sea particles to thicken existing clouds and reduce sunlight on the world"s largest coral reef ecosystem located off Australia"s northeast coast.


aMidnight Massas Respect to Religion Is Revolutionary for Horror
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:46:38 -0400
From https:
Most horror is critical of religion, but Midnight Mass reveres it.


Country singer Alan Jackson reveals ano curea neurological disease
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:38:47 -0400
From https:
Although not fatal, the disease is having lasting effects on the country singer and his ability to perform.


MTA facing fiscal peril if infrastructure bill does not pass: DiNapoli
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:33:56 -0400
From https:
The MTA faces dire fiscal straits when COVID-19 emergency funding dries up, and may be forced to scale back needed repairs if Congress fails to pass the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.


Wendy Williams confirms return to show after ongoing health issues
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:26:18 -0400
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Her co-hosts are going to be the ones to ask, "How You Doin?," to Williams when she returns to the purple chair on Monday, Oct. 4.


ACLU apologizes for changing RBG quote to delete awomana and ashea
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:25:24 -0400
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The ACLU had used one of Ginsburgas quotes in a Sept. 18 tweet to pay tribute to her a but they were immediately slammed for replacing her use of the words awoman,a ashea and aher.a


Greta Thunberg accused world governments of "shamelessly congratulating themselves" for insufficient pledges to cut emissions and promises of financing.


Activision Blizzard agrees to pay $18M to settle sex-harass lawsuit
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:18:28 -0400
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Video game giant Activision Blizzard has agreed to pay $18 million to settle a sexual-harassment lawsuit brought by the US government.


Celine Dion says aofficiala documentary will be avery personala
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:18:11 -0400
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It"s all coming back to her now.


What Chicken McNuggets look like under a microscope
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:15:15 -0400
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See what a hot dog, McDonald"s world-famous Chicken McNuggets, Lifesavers Gummies candy and more snack foods look like under a microscope in this squirm-worthy montage. UC Davis microbiology student Justice Dodson, 20, has racked up millions of views on TikTok with his extremely up-close videos.


A 19-year-old student was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after he tossed an egg at French President Emmanuel Macron, prosecutors said Tuesday.


Tom Brady explains the phone call that changed his life
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:10:23 -0400
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Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen"s first meeting happened after a blind phone call set up by his friend.


The former glamour model, 43, who was last seen in public yesterday during an interview on Good Morning Britain, was said to be in a "bad way" when police arrived and allegedly arrested her.


The nation"s top military commander told senators on Thursday that U.S. credibility had been "damaged by President Biden"s hasty exit from Afghanistan.


Each episode revolves around a traditional Korean children"s game, with some like Grandma"s Footsteps and British Bulldogs, and the winners progress to the next round of a gruesome ladder.


Sex health podcasters Diggory Waite, 25 and his mother Cate Campbell, from Islington, London, claim they are the real life Otis and Jean Milburn from the hit Netflix show Sex Education.


Grisham: Trump pretended to act tough with Putin for the cameras
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:58:01 GMT
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Russian President Vladimir Putin brought an "attractive" translator with him to distract former President Donald Trump at their 2019 meeting.


The YouTube content creator community is in mourning on Monday with the news that Mel Thompson has passed away.


Katy Crooks, 18, from Dallas, Texas wasA just nine when she did a flip on a trampoline and broke her nose but it wasn"t until she was 13 that she started being "really badly".


Thousands of women are now using an apple cider vinegar rinse to instantly make their hair look shinier and remove unwanted frizz.


The Smithy Family"s semi-detached house in Welling, south-east London, caught fire after their Ford S-Max was set alight with a milk carton filled with petrol on July 14.


Greta Thunberg mocks world leaders as she addresses climate summit
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:09:07 GMT
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Greta Thunberg mocked world leaders including Boris Johnson as she accused them of making "empty promises" on climate change as she opened a youth summit in Milan today.


Notorious vegan activist Tash Peterson has been manhandled by an angry cowboy who grabbed her by the scruff of her shorts and threw her out of a cattle judging event at the Royal Perth Show.


Covid disaster support payments of $750 to Australians who have lost work will be stopped as 80 per cent vaccination rate is reached, which could force stubborn premiers to abandon lockdowns.


Wynona Fenech, 28, suffers from a common condition among women which has prevented her from having sex with her husband Stefan for more than four and a half years.


Baby girl died alone in cot after father abandoned her to watch TV
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:42:44 GMT
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Kiera Conroy"s father Michael Conroy, 27, admitted neglect at Airdrie Sheriff Court - while her mother Kirsty Boyle, 24, pleaded not guilty to the same charge, which was accepted.


Australia"s vaccination rollout is speeding up to other nations after a troubled start. A graph by shows how the jab program Down Under has impressively caught up to the United States.


Those unvaccinated against Covid-19 may stay effectively locked out of daily life after December and should get jabbed immediately, NSW"s health minister says.


Aslam Parvez, 64, and wife Shameem, 65, who live in the West Midlands, both have oculocutaneous albinism which has been inherited by their children, and some of their siblings, nieces and nephews.


Corrupt recruitment firm boss David Handy, 54, and accomplices Mateus Natkowski, 29, and Lukasz Wywrinsk, 38, forced Poles into slave labour while paying them just 50p an hour.


Patricia Dean, 58, called in sick to her job as a mental health nurse for the NHS in Manchester to take her Mercedes to get deep cleaned after her son "kneecapped" a love rival on the back seat.


In sub-Saharan Africa, 172 million children may see 50 times more heatwaves and a six-fold increase in extreme events in their lifetimes compared to those in Central Asia and Europe, the study claims.


Reality TV star Duane Chapman, known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, said on Monday night that the Laundrie family in early September stayed at the Fort De Soto campsite in Florida.


Drenching rain along with thunderstorms and wild winds are expected for Australian capital cities with the exception of Darwin for the rest of the week.


Hunt was central figure in Sir Alf Ramsey"s England squad that delivered the nation"s first and only World Cup win in "66, playing in attack alongside Sir Geoff Hurst.


During his ten years living in the Los Angeles property, the legendary jazz singer and actor Frank Sinatra hosted parties attended by the crA"me de la crA"me of Hollywood.


Australian UFC star Alex Volkanovski says he may have to relocate his young family over Australia"s ongoing and draconian lockdown laws.


Professor Oliver Sacks, who was born in Britain but fled to America, inspired the doctor character in Awakenings. A new documentary looks back on the fascinating life of the neurologist.


Social media has erupted with questions about how Gladys Berejiklian has managed to maintain a short, sleek bob through three long months of lockdown.


Jimmy, Jensen and Jaxson were born a month early at Liverpool Women"s HospitalA on April 26. The trio were born via C-section within seconds of each other to parentsA Gina andA Craig Dewdney.


Popular painkiller Lyrica, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, can be bought from chemists for as little as $6. However many Australians are unaware of the drug"s sinister addictive potential.


The tiny stretch is arguably one of the country"s most spectacular sights, captivating tourists with its pure white sand and crystal clear water.


Melbourne mates Lisandro Paz and Benn Martiniello, both 26, started selling training kits to soccer clubs in 2015. Six years later, they have a multi-million dollar brand.


The Ukrainian had Joshua up against the ropes and what has not gone unnoticed is the discrepancy between the nine seconds left on the on-screen clock and how rapidly the fight concluded.


Kurtz Frausun, a filmmaker and photographer from Dallas, Texas, photographed tourists looking to hit it big at the casinos as well as destitute locals on the street.


The R&B star, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, was found guilty on Monday of all nine counts in a Brooklyn federal court, including racketeering based on sexual exploitation of children.


Anup Shah triumphed over 100,190 entries from 158 countries to take the top prize in The Nature Conservancy"s 2021 photo contest. Here"s the snap, along with our pick of the category winners.


Hayden Burbank (pictured left), 49, and Mark Babbage (inset), 38, are alleged to have flown into Perth on September 22 after arriving in Darwin from Melbourne on September 14.


Lindsey Smith, 39, of Aldershot, Hampshire, bought the APS19 size 10 grey onesie to wear while snuggling up on the sofa with her husband and three sons but was left mortified by the results.


The three men lived in Abusir el-Meleq, an ancient Egyptian city on a floodplain to the south of Cairo, and are estimated to have been buried some time between 780 BC and 5 AD.


Ariah, seven months, from Waldorf, Maryland, had seen her twin dad and uncle in the same place before, but it was her first time realizing that they looked so much alike.


Canadian physician Dr Jennifer Gunter, who penned best selling book The Vagina Bible, was trolled after sharing a blog post reassuring women who are afraid that receiving the jab.


Professor Nancy Baxter told The Project what makes Queensland"s latest Covid cases so alarming is that they have all emerged from three different clusters.


The transparent dress statue was revealed in Sapri on Saturday. It honours La Spigolatrice di Sapri, a poem written by Luigi Mercantini in 1858 about an ill-fated invasion of the Kingdom of Naples.


Police investigate $42,000 worth of damage to 32 vehicles in Tamworth
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:11:42 GMT
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The mystery man forced his way into a luxury vehicle car yard on Marius Street in the regional NSW town of Tamworth just before midnight on September 26.


On Tuesday"s episode of SAS Australia,A Koby Abberton told his fellow campmates an amusing tale from his life in the limelight.A


David Zaritsky, 53, is an American James Bond super fan who resides in the UK and collects items from the movies, which he showed to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning.


Jack Sullivan, from Chelsmford, Essex, has riled the internet after posting a snap of the three "apology" gifts he bought for his partner, which included a box of Tampax.


The recording, which goes under the hammer today in Copenhagen, was recorded on January 5, 1970 when the former Beatle spent winter in western Denmark with his wife Yoko Ono.


Psychic Sally Morgan"s husband John has died from coronavirus
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:22:56 GMT
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PsychicA Sally Morgan"s husband John has died from coronavirus aged 74.


Professor Oleg Sokolov, 65, shot and beheaded Anastasia Yeschenko, 24, throwing her severed body parts in the Moika River in St Petersburg. Appealing for clemency, he asked her parents for forgiveness.


A customer"s receipt from Nusr-Et Steakhouse in London"s Knightsbridge has gone viral on Twitter, with users stunned by the cost of drinks and dishes in addition to the APS236.40 service charge.


This particular black hole, captured by University of Arizona researchers using X-rays emitted by a "tidal disruption event", is a type that has long eluded observationA -A one of intermediate mass.


Qatar Airways has got being the world"s best airline down to a fine art. Yet again it has been named the No.1 carrier on the planet out of 350 airlines at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2021.


The City of Latrobe in Victoria will go into a snap seven-day Covid lockdownA from today as a coronavirus outbreak rocks the region.A


Chris and Stephanie Teague, 35, from Nashville, Tennessee, were high school sweethearts when they began their relationship. They wed in 2006, divorced and re-hitched.


A pair of brazen car thieves have been jailed after CCTV captured them stealing vehicles in Birmingham in a matter of seconds while drivers filled up at petrol stations.


Mum afought with bare fistsa to stop stranger snatching her daughter
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:31:26 +0000
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The 27-year-old mum said the ordeal left her "shaking", "sweating" and not able to breathe.


"We donat stop remembering Gabby and keeping her name out there," her father Joe Petito said.


Nurse apulled a sickie to clean car after son shot rival on back seata
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:15:56 +0000
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Patricia Dean, 58, called in sick to work then sent her Mercedes for a deep clean while police searched for her son.


McDonaldas hash brown saves baby seagull with fish hook stuck in beak
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:44:58 +0000
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Hash browns: tasty and life-saving.


Infrared cameras found hidden in Ikea toilets since 2015
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:35:35 +0000
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An ex-employee who was pregnant at the time said: "Did they see us pull our trousers down?"


Petrol station worker aattacked and racially abuseda by moped driver
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:33:45 +0000
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A man has been arrested after the confrontation was captured on CCTV.


They died despite being fully vaccinated for months and taking necessary precautions against the virus


The driver apologised to the family, saying he was "so, so sorry".


Surprise, surprise, most of us want a four-day working week
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:09:51 +0000
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New polling shows widespread backing for a 32-hour week, after Scotland became the latest country to trial the idea.


aActive gunmana at Air Force base turns out to be a training drill
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:45:02 +0000
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Audio of a 911 call revealed a dispatcher saying, "This is not a test", repeatedly.


The request has infuriated critics as the nation grapples with a fuel and energy crisis.


Woman denies decapitating pensioner and dumping body 250 miles away
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:34:09 +0000
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The headless body of Mee Kuen Chong, 67, was found by dog walkers in woodland.


Mum got drunk and trashed exas home after bitter row
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:20:25 +0000
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Lauren Blaney caused more than APS2,000 worth of damage during the rampage.


The River Avon is at the centre of a territorial dispute between one traditional past time and a new hobby upstart.


aTwo women were seriously injured yet your only concern, despite the injuries of your friends, was for yourself.a


Women followed lockdown rules more closely than men, study shows
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:52:36 +0000
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Some 1.2 million Austrians" behaviour was studied by scientists during the first lockdown.


aEarly signsa petrol crisis is ending after days of chaos
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:26:56 +0000
From https:
News that will come as a relief to millions.


aHe (Andrew) looked like he was having a great time... The young woman wasnat smiling, it was the opposite of smiles."


What type of fuel do trains in the UK use?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:47:18 +0000
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Do they run on petrol?


Reminder about what can happen if you put full jerry cans in your car
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:27:48 +0000
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A former senior firefighter has shared an example where one driver"s car blew up.


French astronaut Thomas Pesquet took the picture on August 20.


Paramedic drove to five petrol stations before she could fill ambulance
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:07:24 +0000
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"It angers you when you seeA the photosA of peopleA panic buying."


Support worker Michelle even woke up an hour early so she could re-fuel.


BA City Flyer failed to provide evidence it had ever granted a new mother"s flexible working request.


The volcano has been erupting intermittently since September 19.


City removes bins to STOP people leaving litter behind
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:09:52 +0000
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Ditching bins in a city park? Sounds like a rubbish idea.


The suspected modern slavery victims were working on London building sites.


Grant Shapps finally admits Brexit was aa factora in fuel crisis
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:47:39 +0000
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The transport secretary said there is "no doubt" Brexit will have contributed to the issues.


Children who consumed five or more portions of fruit and veg a day had the highest scores for mental wellbeing.


Man charged with killing Sabina Nessa awill deny murdera
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:00:02 +0000
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Koci Selamaj"s solicitor said he intended to plead not guilty.



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40 Products That Are Bound To Become Your New Go-Tos
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:01:05 -0400
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A DIY dip-powder kit, smoke-killing spray, a car vent clip to hold your fast food dips, and lots more things sure to become new go-tos.


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Because we all know and love a Grandma Sheila.


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The TikTok ~gods~ have blessed us again.


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Chris Pratt voice: "It"s a-me! Mario!"


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The Capital Gazette Shooter Has Been Sentenced To Life In Prison
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:13:40 -0400
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"To say that the defendant exhibited a callous and complete disregard for the sanctity of human life is simply a huge understatement."


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As members of the Senate Judiciary Committee begin hearings to discuss athe need for reform,a get up to speed on the three-part investigative series into Americaas guardianship and conservatorship industry.


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These 17 People Think Their Revenge Was Justified, But Do You Agree?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:16:09 -0400
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Sorry, but there"s simply nothing that could warrant a pee-related revenge plot.


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BRB, looking for the accountability that"s clearly not there.


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The grandma"s response, LOL.


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Mila is doubling down on her comments after she and Ashton sparked a huge debate about bathing habits in July.


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Sean Connery was 39 years older than Catherine Zeta-Jones when they played love interests in Entrapment!!!


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KhloA(c)"s comments come just months after she admitted that the family spend far less time together when the cameras aren"t rolling.


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aMarriage for us can"t be a prison, and I don"t suggest our road for anybody.a


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"And my personal favorite, Lonely Space Vixens. That"s for when you go to bed."


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33 Fall Fashion Pieces Thatall Make Your Pumpkin Latte Feel Extra Spiced
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:01:07 -0400
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Because your outfit should be just as delicious as the drink in your hand.


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Transforming your home is as easy as hitting "add to cart."


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"I honestly don"t care."


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26 Cleaning Products Your Home Will Thank You For Buying
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:01:05 -0400
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Your home is gonna glisten and gleam a".


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LET"S GO GIRLS.


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15 Times Seth Cohen From "The O.C." Was A Little Too Relatable
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:46:09 -0400
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"It"s fate. It"s destiny. We both like burritos."


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31 Of The Best Pairs Of Flats You Can Get At Walmart
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:31:04 -0400
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du Shoes/ shoes/ oh my god, shoes dP


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31 Things Your Parents Will Think You"re So Grown-Up For Owning
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:01:06 -0400
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Welp, you"re grown now. Time to get grown-up things.


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You can still get Moon Shoes, so my weekend"s booked.


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dLets dget dorganized d


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All The Best Deals At Target Right Now
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:54:40 -0400
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Deals on workout clothing, kitchen appliances, bedding, and more.


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29 Decor Pieces That Scream "I Love Fall"
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:01:05 -0400
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Pumpkin spice and everything nice.


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Improve your abode with a 28-bottle wine fridge, a robot vacuum and more.


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31 Dresses With Pockets You Can Get At Walmart
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:31:05 -0400
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Because if doesn"t have pockets, we don"t want it.


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31 Things You *Shouldn"t* Buy If You Want To Continue To Hate Cooking
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:01:06 -0400
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Thanks to these products, cooking is about to become your new favorite hobby. You can thank me later.


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Why not pick one of these up during Latinx Heritage Month?!


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Because one can never have too many d$?


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These products are here to make life just a bit easier, if you let them.


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Just a few things to spark the Marie Kondo in you.


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33 Products So Excellent You Don"t Even Need To Justify Buying Them
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:00:26 -0400
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These products speak for themselves.


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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the UKas supply chain crisis continues

Opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer has accused the government of leading Britain afrom crisis to crisisa.

And he has called for key workers to be offered priority at the petrol pumps to ease the fuel crisis (an idea Boris Johnson suggested wasnat necessary in his interview, as things are apparently improving).

Boris Johnson says key workers won"t get priority at petrol pumps amid fuel shortages https://t.co/KCXI9jPQYh

aThe government has reduced the country to chaos as we track from crisis to crisis and the government is not gripping this.

aWhat I would do is give priority to key workers this week.a

aThe prime minister should take that action today, prioritise key workers and start issuing enough visas and for long enough.a

Related: Labour conference: Keir Starmer says winning a general election more important to him than party unity a live

Q. With a gas price hike, trucker shortages, food shortages, queues, the army on standby - youad call this a crisis if anybody else was in Downing Street, wouldnat you?

Boris Johnson repeats that the recovery in the world economy is to blame for supply chain problems:

What weave got is a global economy that is recovering from what has been a once-in-a-century pandemic. And that has caused some particular shortages. Iave mentioned a couple - HGV drivers and gas.

And those shortages are a function of huge global demand, but weare meeting them and what we have is all sorts of plans in place to make sure that as we go forward into the new year, that we have everything necessary to protect our supply chains and keep things moving.

But as I said, what weare seeing now, what weare hearing now from industry, is that the situation on the forecourts in our petrol stations is stabilising.

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Covid: 37% of people have symptoms six months after infection
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:03:55 GMT
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A large study reveals the scale of long Covid, with symptoms affected by sex, age and severity of infection

One in three people infected with coronavirus will experience at least one symptom of long Covid, a new study suggests.

Much of the existing research into the condition a a mixture of symptoms reported by people often months after they were originally ill with Covid-19 a has been based either on self-reported symptoms or small studies.

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Tories have adefunded the policea, says shadow home secretary
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:04:30 GMT
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Nick Thomas-Symonds tells Labour conference he will not take money away from police forces

The Conservatives were accused of adefunding the policea through a decade of cuts in a speech on Tuesday by the shadow home secretary which aimed to reposition Labour as the party of law and order.

Nick Thomas-Symonds told delegates at the partyas annual conference that he would not follow demands, usually attributed to the Black Lives Matter movement, to take money away from existing police forces.

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Air pollution likely cause of up to 6m premature births, study finds
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:00:29 GMT
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Global analysis of indoor and outdoor pollution also finds link to low birth weight

Air pollution is likely to have been responsible for up to 6 million premature births and 3 million underweight babies worldwide every year, research shows.

The analysis, which combines the results of multiple scientific studies, is the first to calculate the total global burden of outdoor and indoor air pollution combined.

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Inquiry commissioned by WHO details sexual abuse, including rape allegations, during DRC outbreak

The World Health Organization has described itself as aheartbrokena after an independent inquiry it commissioned said scores of women and girls were sexually abused by aid workers during the devastating 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The findings were described as aharrowing readinga by the WHOas director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, while its regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said she was ahumbled, horrified and heartbrokena.

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Exclusive: County Durham-born former White House adviser says social divide is so wide it could become a security crisis

A lack of social mobility in Britainas aleft behinda communities risks fuelling populism and becoming a national security crisis, according to Fiona Hill, the coalmineras daughter who became a top White House adviser.

Hill, who was born in County Durham and went on to serve under three presidents and become US national security council director for Europe and Russia, warned that Britainas social divide is so wide that some communities feel like aanother worlda to the cities.

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Exclusive: Activist says there are many fine words but the science does not lie a CO2 emissions are still rising

Greta Thunberg has excoriated global leaders over their promises to address the climate emergency, dismissing them as ablah, blah, blaha.

She quoted statements by Boris Johnson: aThis is not some expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugginga, and Narendra Modi: aFighting climate change calls for innovation, cooperation and willpowera but said the science did not lie.

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FCA threatens action unless platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram do not toughen up against fraudsters

Social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram serve as a agatewaya for fraudsters, the City watchdog has warned, as it demanded they take tougher action on financial scams.

While the Financial Conduct Authority praised Google for having changed its terms for financial advertisements this month, the regulatoras head of enforcement said other tech firms were lagging behind.

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R Kellyas ex-wife says victim shaming stopped women coming forward
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:49:53 GMT
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Drea Kelly puts focus on what happens outside courtroom after singeras racketeering and sex trafficking conviction

The culture around victim shaming stopped women coming forward sooner about the abuse they experienced at the hands of R Kelly, the singeras ex-wife Drea Kelly has said.

A New York jury on Monday found R Kelly guilty of being the ringleader of a decades-long racketeering and sex trafficking scheme that preyed on women and children.

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Danish artist delivers empty frames for $84k as low pay protest
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:28:27 GMT
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Denmark museum of modern art says Jens Haaningas Take the Money and Run violates legal agreement

In an unexpected reinterpretation of an earlier work, a Danish artist has left a museum with empty frames, a depleted bank account and red faces all round.

Rather than applauding Jens Haaningas artistic commentary on modern capitalism, the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in northern Denmark has said the artist is in violation of a legal agreement a and in possession of more than $84,000 belonging to the institution.

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As a new chapter of the landmark series begins, life isnat the same as it was for their baby boomer forbears

It was a groundbreaking documentary series that became a TV institution as it followed the lives of 14 Britons of vastly different backgrounds from the age of seven through nearly six decades.

Made at seven-year intervals, each instalment of the award-winning Up series, which started with Seven Up! in 1964, charted the childrenas journey deep into adulthood, and dramatised how their lives were shaped and limited by social background and class.

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The writer of a drama about the Grenfell inquiry a and the APS800,000 cost-cutting that made the refurbishment lethal a explains how this story is a microcosm for whatas rotten in Britain today


Although Richard Norton-Tayloras ninth play makes its debut later this month, the former Guardian security editor doesnat consider himself a playwright. aI would say Iam a journalist, really,a Norton-Taylor says. aPlaywright is overdoing it. Iam basically editing.a

Grenfell: Value Engineering is taken entirely from evidence given in the second phase of the Grenfell inquiry, which interrogated the contractors and council representatives responsible for the renovation of the building in 2015-16. It takes its title from the APS800,000 of savings a euphemistically dubbed avalue engineeringa a that the building giant Rydon was asked to find in its APS9.2m bid by Kensington and Chelsea tenant management organisation (KCTMO), in order to win the contract to refurbish the tower.

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Squid Game: the hellish horrorshow taking the whole world by storm
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:19:49 GMT
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In the gory thriller that has swiftly become a smash hit on Netflix, competitors play childrenas games for huge cash prizes a| and if they lose, they die. Can you stomach it?

What if winning playground games could make you rich? Thatas the basis of Squid Game a the South Korean show currently at number one on Netflix around the world a where debt-ridden players sign up to compete in six games for a cash prize of 45.6 billion won (around APS28m). The small print: if you lose, you get killed. In the first episode, a game of Grandmaas Footsteps (known as Red Light, Green Light in South Korea) leaves bodies piled high as the shell-shocked winners proceed to round two. Itas blood-splattered childas play a a kind of Takeshias Castle with fatalities, or Saw with stylish shell suits.

If you can stomach the events of the first episode, what follows is a tightly written horror thriller that has captivated viewers. The nine-part series is the first Korean show to reach the top spot on the streaming platform in the US, and is currently number one in the UK. Its success wonat come as a surprise to a generation of viewers who got hooked on murderous dystopian series The Hunger Games and cult favourite Battle Royale. But Squid Gameas backdrop is South Koreaas present-day, very real wealth inequality.

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The rat population exploded in 2020, they can each tread water for three days and they are biding their time before entering our bathrooms

Name: Toilet rats.

Age: Nothing new, but an upward trend.

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Andy McDonaldas no-show gives the former leader free rein to revel in his lack of responsibility

I suppose it couldnat last. Having spent much of the first two days of the party conference squabbling, rather than enjoying the ongoing Tory crises of fuel shortages and energy price rises, it had seemed that things had become a little more comradely. But late in the afternoon the two tribes went to war again with the unexpected resignation of Andy McDonald as shadow minister for employment rights.

Most people had taken a while to remember that McDonald had actually been in the shadow cabinet. And that included Keir Starmer who a when reminded a sounded almost thrilled that the last Corbynista in his top team had done a runner.

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Southeasternas state takeover will amplify calls for rail reform
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:58:34 GMT
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Analysis: The shock is bigger than the surprise at the arrival of another troubled franchise into public hands

The manner in which Southeastern joined the ranks of the train services under direct state control a a APS25m accounting breach and a possible fraud investigation a came as some shock. But the eventual arrival into public hands of another troubled rail franchise is less surprising.

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, announced on Tuesday that the government would take over the Southeastern network from Go-Ahead in mid-October, after aclear, compelling and serious evidencea that the operator had for years abreached the trust that is absolutely fundamental to the success of our railwaysa.

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The Savage X Fenty lingerie label has been accused of cultural appropriation over the hairstyles in its annual fashion show. But why is this still going on?

Singer Rihannaas Savage X Fenty fashion line has stirred an online debate around cultural appropriation, after models wore what appeared to be braids during the labelas lingerie show. After the show was screened last Friday on Amazon Prime, viewers expressed concern on social media at seeing non-Black models, including Emily Ratajkowski, with braids.

aI wish I could write something as funny as putting all these white girls in braids for the Fenty show,a tweeted comedian and television writer Raina Morris. And Dylan Ali wrote: aI love the Fenty show but I think we need a trigger warning for seeing this many white women in braids.a

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Certainly not in the pop staras best interests, this disturbing film gives redemption stories to controversial figures from Britneyas past. Nothing about this feels right

What is in Britney Spearsa best interests? Itas a question that has been discussed and dissected by those around the pop star for 13 years, often abstractly, or with feigned concern, in the press or in court documents. It has been that way since she was placed in a controversial conservatorship, presided over by her father, Jamie, in 2008. Itas a question also posed by film-makers, whose narrative arcs often involve picking at the scabs before reaching for the plasters. In February, the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears recast her career through a post-#MeToo lens, via familiar shots of Spears shaving her head and distressing images from 2008 of her in the back of an ambulance prior to being involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward. A month after it aired, Spears said on Instagram that she was aembarrassed by the light they put me ina and that ashe cried for two weeksa. In May, Spears called the BBC documentary The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship hypocritical. aI think the world is more interested in the negative !!!!a she said.

In this context, Netflixas Britney vs Spears a directed and narrated by fan and film-maker Erin Lee Carr a feels uncomfortable. Conceived two and half years ago as an insight into a[Spearsa] artistry and her media portrayala, the film was hastily retooled after Framing Britney Spears and Spearsa explosive testimony at a conservatorship hearing in July. Oddly, the documentary chooses not to place Spearsa own words a a rarity for so long a at the start of the film. Rather it follows a standard chronological narrative, zipping through the successes of the early years before homing in on troubled times. It pores over Spearsa divorce from Kevin Federline in a way that feels tabloid-y, while dramatic instrumental music hums underneath. It often has the feel of a schlocky true crime documentary, with Carr and the journalist Jenny Eliscu shown riffling through papers, or sticking name tags on pictures showing the main protagonists. Anytime Jamie Spears is mentioned we get a slow zooming shot of his face.

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Scotland introduces two-week grace period for venues; Turkey says it will anevera close schools again despite recent rise in infections

Here is a round-up of all the dayas leading coronavirus news stories:

In the United States, more than 400,000 people got Pfizer booster shots last weekend through local pharmacies.

It came in the opening days of the US government effort to provide more protection for vulnerable populations, reports Reuters.

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UK PM promises bereaved families a Covid inquiry chair by Christmas
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:34:35 GMT
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Group say in a statement they welcomed meeting but disappointed at alack of urgencya

A chair will be appointed by Christmas to the public inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic and sessions should take place around the country, Boris Johnson has told the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group.

The delegation of five people who lost loved ones to the virus also said the prime minister had described the wall of 150,000 hand-drawn red hearts, which the group had initiated in May opposite parliament in London as a guerrilla memorial to the deceased, as aa strong candidatea to become the pandemicas official memorial.

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Secondary school students and staff describe persistent problems that point to scale of long Covid

More than one in 10 pupils and over a third of school staff with Covid continued to suffer symptoms four weeks after infection, according to new data which may shed some light on the scale of long Covid in schools in England.

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found 12.3% of secondary school pupils and 35.7% of staff with a confirmed Covid infection reported continuing symptoms, including weakness, tiredness and shortness of breath, four weeks later.

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AntA3nio Guterres says unequal access to Covid vaccines and affordable loans in developing countries will widen inequality

The head of the UN has called on rich countries to step up efforts to protect workers hit by the Covid-19 pandemic with an additional $1tn (APS736bn) injection of funds to avoid a twin-track recovery that widens the gap with the worldas poorest nations.

Speaking in New York, the secretary general of the United Nations, AntA3nio Guterres, said the most serious global public health and economic crisis the world has faced in the past century was on course to worsen existing inequalities and threaten athe long-term livelihoods and well-being of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of peoplea without a greater determination by rich nations to share resources.

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The opposition leader might think he is treading the road to government, but he is surrounded by people mapping routes for his successor

A national fuel crisis coinciding with Labouras annual conference was good and bad news for Keir Starmer. The bad news was that most of the country was too busy worrying about petrol supplies to notice what the opposition was doing in Brighton. Or maybe that was the good news.

On balance, it helps when the Tories spectacularly fail at running the country. Flagrant uselessness in a government is a vital step towards persuading people to vote for a replacement. But it is not sufficient. The opposition has to look ready.

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The Labour leader is busy unravelling the alliance he built with the left in order to get the job

  • Simon Fletcher is a former adviser to Labour party leaders Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband

Keir Starmer would not have been elected as Labour leader if he had suggested publicly or privately that he intended to re-establish weighted votes for MPs in leadership elections, taking power away from regular members and ensuring future leadership contests would be less inclusive than the one he himself won. Labour party members would not have voted to abrogate their own rights. The triumphalism of some on the partyas right following the changes to the partyas rulebook will be greeted with resentment by thousands of party members.

Briefings from allies of the leadership say that the reforms show Labour has changed, drawing a line under the Jeremy Corbyn years and focusing outward. Instead, they have shown that Labour hasnat changed at all a it is still focused on internal fights. Until someone decides to take a lead to stop the cycle of open strife, the party will struggle to win a general election.

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This entire event has spent four days crying out to be locked in a loft (one thatas insulated, of course)

On Sunday, I watched a video of Matt Hancock doing a constituency walkabout, which our former Covid overlord posted and then deleted from his own Twitter account. Itas unclear how many hours or even days of footage the ex-health secretary had to film in order to splice together a full 49 seconds of people not screaming observations beginning with the words aOi, Hancock, you absolute a|a. But weare left with Matt awkwardly fist-bumping and hugging local women, with multilayered comments about acoming out the other sidea. I had only one question: how is it possible that this video is still more dignified than the Labour party conference?

To Brighton, where most coverage of Labour feels like intruding on private grief. Top line: Keir Starmer remains juuuust a few infinity stones short of a gauntlet. A national executive committee member announced that Labouras legal fees were now APS2m a year. What are its sedative bills? This entire event has spent four days crying out to be locked in a loft a one thatas insulated, of course, ideally with 2-metre-thick lead.

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Today itas aculture warsa a but from Caesar to Colston, public art has long been reviled and reinterpreted

  • Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Cambridge University

Two thousand years ago the ancient Romans had some imaginative solutions to the problem of what to do with statues of rulers they had come to deplore. Some they gleefully toppled and threw into the nearest river, Edward Colston-style. But others they carefully reworked. It didnat take much to get out a chisel and refashion the face of the old tyrant into the face of the new beloved leader.

If cash was very tight, you might just put a new name on to an old statue, because hundreds of miles away hardly anyone knew what these guys really looked like. As Alex von Tunzelmann deftly captures in her recent book, Fallen Idols, statues are always works in progress: toppled, moved, reworked, reerected and reinterpreted. There has never been a time when they were not contested.

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Democracy is dead in Keir Starmeras Labour | Ken Loach
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:01:19 GMT
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Criticism of the leader is forbidden, while thousands of members have been expelled or left in disgust

  • Ken Loach is a film director

In recent weeks, I have been wearing a badge of honour. I have joined the ranks of those expelled or suspended from the Labour party. My crime? To have supported a group, recently proscribed, who oppose unjustified expulsions from the party. This is the reality of Keir Starmeras purge.

Even before Starmeras current, ill-judged plans to weaken the influence of the rank and file, he was waging a campaign to silence dissent and drive out many thousands of members. One of his frontbenchers gave the game away when he boasted: aHe [Starmer] has locked out the hard left.a

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Facebook may have shelved its plans for an aInstagram for Kidsa, but the photo-sharing app will continue to prompt complaints that it causes anxiety, depression and body image issues in teenage girls

Sorry kids, no carefully curated data-extraction experience for you quite yet. On Monday, Facebook announced that it is apausinga controversial plans to create Instagram for Kids, a version of its photo-sharing app designed for children under the age of 13.

Does this mean Facebook has realised that it might not be in childrenas best interest to hook them into social media at a tender young age? Has the company decided to put people above profit? Donat be silly! The reason the tech giant has paused the project is because we idiots in the media misunderstood it, apparently. In an almost comically condescending blog post and series of tweets, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri explained that the company stood by the need to create a social media aexperiencea for children. Alas, he said, news about the project leaked before it had figured out all the details. aPeople feared the worst, and we had few answers at that stage. Itas clear we need to take more time on this.a

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Our housing stock needs better insulation and low-carbon heating, or weall continue to suffer these shocks

Over the past few days the country has been thrown into panic, as soaring gas prices threaten to plunge hundreds of thousands more households into fuel poverty, joining the 2.5 million already there. For others, uncomfortably tight budgets will be further squeezed. Any country reliant on the worldwide gas market faces the risk of perennial price shocks. But letas be clear: the extent of this crisis was not inevitable. It is, in significant part, the result of a decade of government failure to insulate us from the disastrous downsides of fossil-fuel dependency.

The UK is a difficult country to keep warm. It has some of the oldest and leakiest housing stock in western Europe, ensuring that heat dissipates through walls, windows and doors quickly after leaving radiators. Nine in 10 households rely on gas boilers, and lots of gas boilers need lots of gas: UK households consume more of it than almost all of their European peers, at around twice the EU average. In 2000, when North Sea gas accounted for 98% of overall supply, households were at little risk of price shocks. But as national production has tumbled by two-thirds in the two decades since, imports have risen from just 2% to 60% of supply to fill the gap.

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Victims can find it almost impossible a as I did a to deal with their pain. We need access to proper mental health support

Last month I thought about taking my life and wrote a note. I hadnat made up my mind about dying, but I thought it was best to be prepared. I used the most legible form of my handwriting I could, I kept it succinct and without blame. I hoped the core message would come through: aI have tried so, so hard, but the pain is too much.a

I didnat realise the irony. I didnat realise yet that it was the atryinga that was killing me. I was trying much, much too hard to be OK and to be happy. And because I wasnat (and am not) happy a or, a lot of the time, OK a I felt like a failure. This feeling of failure was the thing making me want to die. I hope that in detailing the depths of pain I felt that night, this article might help someone.

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Ministers were warned that Brexit would cause problems for hauliers. The chaos in forecourts is a mess of their making

Queues at the petrol pumps are never a good look for a government. They are especially bad in a pandemic, when so many people already have reason to feel anxious. Coming on top of gas price rises that have led to around 2m households losing their energy supplier, and following empty shelves in supermarkets, it is perhaps not surprising that some motorists have been grabbing all they can a even filling up plastic water bottles with petrol. There is a palpable sense that Britain is careering from one crisis to another.

In a belated attempt to calm a nervous nation on Tuesday, Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, said there were atentative signs of stabilisationa. This assertion was backed up by petrol retailers. The hope is that the situation will gradually return to normal after the tailbacks and garage closures of recent days. But the public response to the shortages shows that confidence is shaky.

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan: the dilemma for donors | Editorial
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:50:47 GMT
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The Taliban are showing their true colours. The people face a desperate struggle for basic rights a and for survival

Even as the Taliban swept into Kabul in August a and even given their record in other parts of Afghanistan a some clung to hope, suggesting that the militantsa milder rhetoric was evidence that they might have changed substantially since they last held the country. As many warned, that was wishful thinking.

The country now faces two catastrophes, of basic rights and the economy. A population with higher expectations in every regard, better educated and better connected to the outside world, is faced by the same Taliban: brutal rulers who have never met the basic needs of those they have controlled.

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Children will pay the price for universal credit cut | Letters
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:00:26 GMT
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The benefit reduction will affect child welfare services and only cost more later down the line, says Emily Aklan, while Sabine Goodwin says food banks will struggle to cope

Your article (Universal credit cut will lead to more UK children in care a study, 26 September) highlights yet another example of how cuts where childrenas welfare is concerned only lead to increased costs later down the line. The average cost of a child in care is just under APS60,000 a year, but there are other knock-on effects from the state of the childrenas care system in the UK that are worrying from a social and economic point of view. Youth offending costs APS3,787 per year, per child, and school exclusion APS12,007. The cost of those in care leaving the system without a job, being in training or in education (aNeetsa, a classification care leavers are three times more likely to fall into in comparison with other young people) is APS4,952.

The government must invest in vulnerable children on the edge of the care system, not make cuts. Doing the latter could affect life chances and cost billions of pounds. When working with a former Bank of England economist on this issue, I found that APS7bn could be saved over the next decade by the government through simply investing in early preventative measures that keep children out of the care system. If improving young lives isnat enough, surely these figures might tempt the government to shift its attitude towards our societyas mostvulnerable children?
Emily Aklan
Childrenas rights campaigner, Serenity Welfare

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We must fight gender inequality in healthcare research | Letter
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:59:17 GMT
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Less is known about womenas health than menas a thatas because research on the former is underfunded, says Silvia Hummel

Jessica Nordell raises several important issues facing women and people from ethnic minoritiesin accessing quality healthcare (The bias that blinds: why some people get dangerously different medical care, The long read, 21 September). Another important factor is that less is known about womenas health than menas. A recent analysis of the US National Institutes of Health expenditure (by far the largest funder of health research in the world) concluded that the aNIH applies a disproportionate share of its resources to diseases that affectprimarily men, at theexpense of those that primarilyaffect womena. The biggest losers? ME/chronic fatigue syndrome and migraine, funded respectively at 6% and 7% commensurate with the diseaseburden on patients.

Unless metrics relating to discrepancies between the treatment of men and women in all aspects of healthcare are monitored, and those responsibleheld to account, women will continue to suffer unnecessarily poor health.
Silvia Hummel
Keswick, Cumbria

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Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City: Champions League a live!
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:12:37 GMT
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Pre-match reading.

Related: PSG and Messi struggling to adjust to one another as City rematch looms | Barney Ronay

Lionel Messi, who had missed PSGas last couple of matches with a knee issue, has been passed fit to play and starts his first Champions League game for - this still feels odd - his new club. Marco Verratti also returns from injury, while Gianluigi Donnarumma is preferred to Keylor Navas in between the sticks.

Pep Guardiola makes two changes to the Manchester City XI named at Chelsea on Saturday. Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez replace Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden, who both drop to the bench.

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Porto v Liverpool: Champions League a live!
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:00:06 GMT
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FC Porto: Diogo Costa, Corona, Kleper Pepe, Marcano, Sanusi, Otavio, Sergio Oliveira, Uribe, Diaz, Taremi, Martinez.

Subs: Marchesin, Fabio Cardoso, Francisco Conceicao, Eduardo Pepe, Grujic, Manafa, Vitinha, Wendell, Joao Mario, Bruno Costa, Evanilson, Vieira.

Team news: It looks like James Milner will start at right-back for Liverpool, while Andy Robertson gets the nod ahead of Kostas Tsimikas at left-back. Curtis Jones starts in a midfield three alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson. Mo Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane are up front. Pepe has been passed fit for Porto and will captain the side.

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England World Cup winner scored 285 goals for the Anfield club and became known as aSir Rogera among Liverpool supporters

Buckingham Palace never bestowed a knighthood on Roger Hunt for services to Englandas finest moment but he could cherish the honour regardless. aI never needed ita was his take on whether the 1966 World Cup winners should all have been knighted. aI was knighted by the Kop. That means more.a

Hunt, who has died at the age of 83, will for ever be known as aSir Rogera to the generation of Liverpool fans who experienced the clubas lasting transformation under Bill Shankly. And to many more who followed a including JA1/4rgen Klopp, who wrote to Hunt on his 80th birthday in 2018 expressing admiration and gratitude for what the legendary forward achieved in a Liverpool shirt. It is an extensive list featuring the Second Division championship, two First Division titles, the FA Cup and the considerable feat of remaining the clubas leading goalscorer for eight consecutive seasons.

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  • Olympic gold-winning long jumper named in five-man squad
  • GB will now try to qualify for 2022 Winter Games in Beijing

Greg Rutherfordas audacious dream of becoming the first British athlete to win a medal at a summer and winter Olympics has moved a significant step closer after he was selected for the GB bobsleigh squad that will attempt to qualify for Beijing 2022.

Related: Greg Rutherfordas Olympic bobsleigh dream: aI intend to make historya

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  • aWe are not angry with NaGolo a we are concerned about hima
  • Tuchel unsure footballers should be pressured to get jabs

Thomas Tuchel has questioned whether footballers have a moral duty to lead the way on vaccinations after NaGolo KantA(c) tested positive for Covid-19 before Chelseaas Champions League group game at Juventus on Wednesday night.

The issue of jabs has been sensitive in football and Tuchel, who did not disclose whether KantA(c) is vaccinated, said players were free to choose whether they want one. Chelseaas manager was reluctant to offer too much of a view after losing his key midfielder and he is unsure whether footballers should be doing more to convince the public to have the jab.

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  • Gary Nevilleas comments after poor results prompts response
  • aI am here to win a donat think twice about that,a says SolskjA|r

Ole Gunnar SolskjA|r accepts managing Manchester United is a aresults businessa and is confident of arresting a run of three defeats in four games, though he will have to do so without Harry Maguire, who will be out for up to a month with a calf problem.

United host Villarreal in Wednesdayas second Champions League group match, after losing the opener at Young Boys. SolskjA|ras side followed this by beating West Ham in the Premier League, before reverses to the same team in the Carabao Cup and Aston Villa in the league.

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England captain Joe Root refuses to confirm participation in Ashes
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:00:23 GMT
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  • England players waiting on news of Covid protocols in Australia
  • aHard to make definite decision until we know what it looks likea

Joe Root, Englandas Test captain, has refused to confirm his participation in this winteras Ashes tour as players continue to wait for full details of the trip, and in particular the Covid protocols that will be imposed on them in Australia.

aI think I speak on behalf of everyone that Ashes cricket, an away tour to Australia, is just one of those things that youare just desperate to be on,a Root said. aThe position Iam at in my career, it could be the last opportunity I get to go. So of course itas something youare desperate to do, desperate to hopefully make history over there and be part of something very special.

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Simone Biles says she should have quit a long time before Tokyo 2020
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:24:43 GMT
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  • Biles says trauma of Larry Nassar abuse was atoo mucha
  • Four-time Olympic champion pulled out of five finals in Japan

Simone Biles has admitted that she should have walked away from the Olympic programme away beforea the Tokyo Games.

Biles withdrew from five of her six finals at the Olympics in July to focus on her mental health after suffering from a phenomenon known as the twisties that affected her spatial awareness when competing.

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Deep sea mining firms claim their rare metals are necessary to power clean tech a but with even major electric car firms now backing a moratorium, critics say there is an alternative

aC/ More from this series: Race to the bottom a the rush to mine the deep sea

At the Goodwood festival of speed near Chichester, the crowds gathered at the hill-climb circuit to watch the worldas fastest cars roar past, as they do every year. But not far from the high-octane action, there was a new, and quieter, attraction: a display of the latest electric vehicles, from the APS28,000 Mini Electric to the APS2m Lotus Evija hypercar. Even here, at one of the biggest events in Britainas petrolhead calendar, itas clear the days of the internal combustion engine are numbered.

As countries strive to meet stringent carbon-emission targets, and vehicle-makers phase out combustion engines, 145m electric vehicles are predicted to be on the roads within a decade, up from 11m last year. The car batteries they require, along with storage batteries for solar and wind power, have sent demand for metals soaring, taking mining firms to the bottom of the sea in the hunt for those metals.

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How German coalition wrangling could affect Cop26 mood
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:45:18 GMT
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Analysis: after Germanyas climate election, UN summit delegates will be watching to see what is agreed on coal phase-out

It was called Germanyas climate election. After deadly floods in July sharpened the focus on the climate emergency, all parties vied for green votes. But when it comes to the UN climate talks in Glasgow in November, the path has largely been set by the outgoing government.

Germany was always expected to be represented by a caretaker government at Cop26. Officials expect the current environment minister, Svenja Schulze, to attend alongside the state secretary, Jochen Flasbarth. A more open question is whether the new government will be in office by the time Germany takes over the G7 presidency in 2022.

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Sabina Nessa: man appears in court charged with murder of teacher
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:49:45 GMT
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Koci Selamaj, 36, from Eastbourne, accused of killing schoolteacher on 17 September

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a primary schoolteacher whose body was found in a park near her home in south-east London.

Koci Selamaj, 36, was remanded in custody, accused of killing Sabina Nessa on Friday 17 September.

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BT faces APS600m legal case over landline charges
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:59:10 GMT
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Up to 2.3m customers face up to APS500 payout each after tribunal approves case on alleged overcharging

Almost 2.5 million BT customers could receive up to APS500 each after a tribunal approved an attempt to launch a class action against the telecoms company over claims it overcharged them for their landline telephone services.

The competition appeal tribunal (CAT) has allowed Justin Le Patourel, the founder of consumer group Collective Action on Landlines (Call), to bring the landmark APS600m case on behalf of 2.3 million landline-only customers against BT.

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Boy, 14, missing from home in Cumbria found safe and well
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:07:02 GMT
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Leven Sopwith-Nicholson had been missing since Saturday and may have been trying to reach the Alps

A 14-year-old boy missing from home in Cumbria since Saturday has been found safe and well, the Guardian understands.

Leven Sopwith-Nicholson had not been seen since Saturday night when he disappeared from his home in Ulverston after going to bed. It has not yet been announced where he was found, but his parents earlier had said he might have been trying to reach the Alps after struggling with his mental health during lockdown.

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Angela Rayner angered by Andy McDonaldas resignation
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:43:52 GMT
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Labour deputy leader said to have aput her neck on the linea to save shadow employment ministeras job

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has privately expressed anger at the departure of Andy McDonald after he launched a major policy on workersa rights with her.

McDonald resigned as shadow employment minister on Monday, describing tensions with the leadership that culminated in his refusal to argue against a APS15 minimum wage in a meeting with union officials.

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Members of the Extinction Rebellion splinter group have targeted the M25 and Port of Dover

More than 50 people arrested in connection with an ongoing series of environmental protests targeting the M25 and Port of Dover have been released under investigation.

Police officers made 53 arrests after the Insulate Britain demonstration at junction 14, near Heathrow, on Monday.

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Four parties including DUP and Ulster Unionists issue statement warning of agrave damagea under new rules

Four rival unionist parties in Northern Ireland have formed an alliance to fight the Brexit protocol, issuing a joint statement weeks after the Democratic Unionist party threatened to quit Stormont if it was not scrapped.

It is seen as a significant attempt to show that the DUPas hardline position is not isolated before the expected publication by the EU of fresh proposals to address UK demands to substantially rewrite the protocol.

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Department for Transport finds rail operator did not declare more than APS25m of historical taxpayer funding

The government is to strip Southeastern railway services from the private operator, Go-Ahead, after uncovering a missing APS25m in what it said was a aseriousa breach of the franchise agreement.

The railway, one of Britainas biggest commuter networks, will come under direct public control from mid-October.

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Vic Reeves reveals inoperable tumour has left him deaf in one ear
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:42:40 GMT
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Comic says doctors are monitoring his vestibular schwannoma, a non-cancerous brain tumour

The comedian Vic Reeves has spoken for the first time about being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour that has left him deaf in one ear.

The 62-year-old, best known for his double act with Bob Mortimer as Vic and Bob, has a vestibular schwannoma, also known as acoustic neuroma, which is a type of non-cancerous brain tumour.

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Students and staff at Durham University complain of aapathya
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:02 GMT
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Open letter says situation with Trevelyan College principal is just one example of complacency

Students and staff at the University of Durham have accused management of showing a aculture of apathya towards bullying and harassment. They said the universityas leaders had allowed aabuses of power, bullying or harassment to continuea and that they no longer trust that the executives value their safety.

The open letter came after the Guardian revealed that a college principal had been allowed to remain in post despite complaints of intimidating behaviour towards colleagues.

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Thousands of outsourced workers on inferior pay and conditions to fulfil demand for cheap meat, Guardian investigation shows

Read more: aThe whole system is rottena: life inside Europeas meat industry

Meat companies across Europe have been hiring thousands of workers through subcontractors, agencies and bogus co-operatives on inferior pay and conditions, a Guardian investigation has found.

Workers, officials and labour experts have described how Europeas APS190bn meat industry has become a global hotspot for outsourced labour, with a floating cohort of workers, many of whom are migrants, with some earning 40% to 50% less than directly employed staff in the same factories.

The Guardian has uncovered evidence of a two-tier employment system with workers subjected to sub-standard pay and conditions to fulfil the meat industryas need for a replenishable source of low-paid, hyper-flexible workers.

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House progressives are sticking to their position that they will not support the bipartisan infrastructure bill unless the reconciliation package is simultaneously approved.

Today is Tuesday.

The infrastructure vote is Thursday.

And I still will be voting "No" unless we first pass the Build Back Better Act to deliver universal pre-K, tuition-free community college, Medicare expansion, paid leave, climate action, and so much more.

Away from the Milley-McKenzie-Austin hearing, things are not getting any easier for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden when it comes to passing Bidenas ambitious domestic spending plans.

The House Progressive Caucus says in a new statement it wonat vote for the bipartisan $1tn infrastructure deal until the spending plan is passed via reconciliation.

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House progressives are sticking to their position that they will not support the bipartisan infrastructure bill unless the reconciliation package is simultaneously approved.

Today is Tuesday.

The infrastructure vote is Thursday.

And I still will be voting "No" unless we first pass the Build Back Better Act to deliver universal pre-K, tuition-free community college, Medicare expansion, paid leave, climate action, and so much more.

Away from the Milley-McKenzie-Austin hearing, things are not getting any easier for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden when it comes to passing Bidenas ambitious domestic spending plans.

The House Progressive Caucus says in a new statement it wonat vote for the bipartisan $1tn infrastructure deal until the spending plan is passed via reconciliation.

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Exclusive: Activist says there are many fine words but the science does not lie a CO2 emissions are still rising

Greta Thunberg has excoriated global leaders over their promises to address the climate emergency, dismissing them as ablah, blah, blaha.

She quoted statements by Boris Johnson: aThis is not some expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugginga, and Narendra Modi: aFighting climate change calls for innovation, cooperation and willpowera but said the science did not lie.

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Guardian analysis reveals region-wide increase in violent deaths, but Black and Latino residents make up majority of victims

On the night of 3 September 2020, Sonya Mitchell got a call as she was leaving work. Her 23-year-old son, Daimon aDadaa Ferguson, had been shot in a drive-by outside his older sisteras home.

In the months before, Mitchell, 56, had been watching reports of shootings in her hometown of Vallejo, in the San Francisco Bay Area, with increasing concern. There was the shooting at a birthday party on 9 June that killed two women and injured a 10-year-old. Three separate shootings had rocked the city on 20 August, including a double homicide that left a 25-year-old man and his 24-year-old girlfriend dead in a car with their infant son.

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The Senator said Jerome Powellas policies have weakened US banking regulations and could lead to another financial crisis

Senator Elizabeth Warren called the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, aa dangerous mana on Tuesday and vowed to oppose his renomination.

Related: Barack Obama: tax the rich, including me, to fund Biden spending plan

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  • Revelation contained in former press secretaryas new book
  • US president joked with Putin about afake newsa journalists

Donald Trump told Vladimir Putin he had to act tough next to the Russian president for the cameras, according to the former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

Related: Top US general to face heated questions in Congress after Woodward revelations

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Simone Biles says she should have quit a long time before Tokyo 2020
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:24:43 GMT
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  • Biles says trauma of Larry Nassar abuse was atoo mucha
  • Four-time Olympic champion pulled out of five finals in Japan

Simone Biles has admitted that she should have walked away from the Olympic programme away beforea the Tokyo Games.

Biles withdrew from five of her six finals at the Olympics in July to focus on her mental health after suffering from a phenomenon known as the twisties that affected her spatial awareness when competing.

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Inquiry commissioned by WHO details sexual abuse, including rape allegations, during DRC outbreak

The World Health Organization has described itself as aheartbrokena after an independent inquiry it commissioned said scores of women and girls were sexually abused by aid workers during the devastating 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The findings were described as aharrowing readinga by the WHOas director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, while its regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said she was ahumbled, horrified and heartbrokena.

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With main route to the surface blocked trapped miners forced to climb 1,000 meters on ladders to the surface

The 39 miners trapped underground in a north Canadian mine are expected to be freed on Tuesday, after completing a grueling, half-day climb up more than 1,000 meters of ladders to the surface.

Workers at the Totten mine in northern Ontario were trapped deep underground on Sunday after a scoop bucket detached, blocking the mineas main transport shaft.

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Maryland newspaper gunman gets five life sentences without parole
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:30:55 GMT
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Shooting at Capital Gazette office in 2018 in which five people were killed was one of the worst attacks on journalists in US history

A man who killed five people at a newspaper in Maryland was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Related: "We"re just a quiet area": Annapolis stunned by Capital Gazette shooting

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Kelly Price says she almost died from Covid a and was never missing
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:26:16 GMT
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Singer became subject of a missing personas report but her attorney says Price was recovering from virus

The Grammy-nominated R&B and gospel singer Kelly Price has said she almost died from Covid-19 a and was never missing, as family members feared.

Price announced her Covid diagnosis in July. According to the website TMZ, family members said the singer was rushed to hospital about a week later.

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Danish artist delivers empty frames for $84k as low pay protest
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:28:27 GMT
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Denmark museum of modern art says Jens Haaningas Take the Money and Run violates legal agreement

In an unexpected reinterpretation of an earlier work, a Danish artist has left a museum with empty frames, a depleted bank account and red faces all round.

Rather than applauding Jens Haaningas artistic commentary on modern capitalism, the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in northern Denmark has said the artist is in violation of a legal agreement a and in possession of more than $84,000 belonging to the institution.

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Working-class people a even Trump voters a understand the Build Back Better plan will benefit them

Elizabeth Masters isnat a natural Joe Biden supporter. A self-described conservative who lives in Parkersburg, in deeply Republican West Virginia, she said she registered to vote in the last election so she could cast a ballot for Donald Trump.

Masters says she doesnat approve when people ajust stand for a handouta a she doesnat think the United States should be spending money on undocumented immigrants, for example a but says anything that will ahelp people that are trying to do for themselves, Iam all for ita.

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Writers Daniel AlarcA3n and Reginald Dwayne Betts have also been named on the list of 25 new fellows to receive $625,000 from the foundation

The bestselling historian Ibram X Kendi has been awarded a $625,000 (APS460,000) MacArthur agenius granta for his work on redressing racism in the US.

Kendi, the author of the bestseller How to Be an Antiracist, is one of 25 new fellows to receive the no-strings-attached grant from the MacArthur Foundation. The grants go to atalented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-directiona. Candidates are nominated by a wide pool of experts, and recipients chosen by a selection committee.

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Bangkok on alert as 70,000 homes flood in Thailand
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:58:04 GMT
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Soldiers set up barriers and sandbags to protect archaeological ruins as well as neighbourhoods

Thai authorities have rushed to protect parts of Bangkok from flood waters that have already inundated 70,000 homes and killed six people in the countryas northern and central provinces.

Tropical Storm Dianmu has caused flooding in 30 provinces, with the kingdomas central region the worst hit, the Thai Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said.

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Slow moving turtle delays five planes at Japan airport
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 03:59:39 GMT
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Airport workers occasionally remove stray cats and racoon dogs from the runway but turtle sightings are rare

Turtles on a Runway probably will never rival Snakes on a Plane for dramatic effect, but one reptile has made headlines after an innocent amble along the tarmac at Japanas second-busiest airport, delaying five planes.

The turtle, which weighs just over 2kg, was seen moving slowly along the tarmac at Narita international airport near Tokyo on Friday morning, prompting a pilot preparing for takeoff to contact air traffic control.

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From a giant eyeball on the subway to a winged dog at a wedding, hereas the yearas best photography at street level

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How the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker became one of the worldas most contentious thinkers

On a recent afternoon, Steven Pinker, the cognitive psychologist and bestselling author of upbeat books about human progress, was sitting in his summer home on Cape Cod, thinking about Bill Gates. Pinker was gearing up to record a radio series on critical thinking for the BBC, and he wanted the worldas fourth richest man to join him for an episode on the climate emergency. aPeople tend to approach challenges in one of two ways a as problem-solving or as conflict,a Pinker, who appreciates the force of a tidy dichotomy, said. aYou can think of it as Bill versus Greta. And Iam very much in Billas camp.a

A few weeks earlier, Gates had been photographed in Manhattan carrying a copy of Pinkeras soon to be published 12th book, Rationality, which inspired the BBC series. aWe sent it to his people,a Pinker said. Pinker is an avid promoter of his own work, and for the past 25 years he has had a great deal to promote. Since the 1990s, he has written a string of popular books on language, the mind and human behaviour, but in the past decade, he has become best known for his counterintuitive take on the state of the world. In the shadow of the financial crisis, while other authors were writing books about how society was profoundly broken, Pinker took the opposite tack, arguing that things were, in fact, better than ever.

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Late-night hosts talk Arizonaas GOP-led election aaudita, which reaffirmed Bidenas win, and Rudy Giulianias Fox News ban

Stephen Colbert mocked the humiliating conclusion of a partisan effort to overturn the 2020 election in Arizona, which concluded on Friday by reaffirming Joe Bidenas victory over Donald Trump by 360 more votes than initially reported.

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Squid Game: the hellish horrorshow taking the whole world by storm
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:19:49 GMT
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In the gory thriller that has swiftly become a smash hit on Netflix, competitors play childrenas games for huge cash prizes a| and if they lose, they die. Can you stomach it?

What if winning playground games could make you rich? Thatas the basis of Squid Game a the South Korean show currently at number one on Netflix around the world a where debt-ridden players sign up to compete in six games for a cash prize of 45.6 billion won (around APS28m). The small print: if you lose, you get killed. In the first episode, a game of Grandmaas Footsteps (known as Red Light, Green Light in South Korea) leaves bodies piled high as the shell-shocked winners proceed to round two. Itas blood-splattered childas play a a kind of Takeshias Castle with fatalities, or Saw with stylish shell suits.

If you can stomach the events of the first episode, what follows is a tightly written horror thriller that has captivated viewers. The nine-part series is the first Korean show to reach the top spot on the streaming platform in the US, and is currently number one in the UK. Its success wonat come as a surprise to a generation of viewers who got hooked on murderous dystopian series The Hunger Games and cult favourite Battle Royale. But Squid Gameas backdrop is South Koreaas present-day, very real wealth inequality.

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Before Christine Blasey Ford and Monica Lewinsky, there was Anita Hill, shamed for exposing the actions of a powerful man. She explains how she withstood the tumult

Anita Hill sits so still that, when she is not speaking, I worry that the screen through which we are talking may have frozen. Yet despite her lawyerly, academic poise, she exudes warmth: you would feel safe confiding in her. And that is what people have been doing for the past 30 years a telling her of their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault. aI was a symbol of so many peopleas experiences,a she says.

In the pantheon of women shamed for exposing the actions of high-profile men a before Christine Blasey Ford in 2018 and Monica Lewinsky in 1998 a there was Anita Hill. In 1991, the US president, George HW Bush, nominated Clarence Thomas to the supreme court. Senate hearings for his confirmation were completed without incident, until an interview of Hill by the FBI was leaked to the press. In it, Hill accused Thomas of sexual harassment while he was her supervisor in two separate jobs, at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Among other claims, Hill said that Thomas discussed women having sex with animals, and pornographic films depicting group sex or rape scenes, and described his own sexual prowess and anatomy. According to Hill, Thomasas behaviour forced her to resign from her job.

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Certainly not in the pop staras best interests, this disturbing film gives redemption stories to controversial figures from Britneyas past. Nothing about this feels right

What is in Britney Spearsa best interests? Itas a question that has been discussed and dissected by those around the pop star for 13 years, often abstractly, or with feigned concern, in the press or in court documents. It has been that way since she was placed in a controversial conservatorship, presided over by her father, Jamie, in 2008. Itas a question also posed by film-makers, whose narrative arcs often involve picking at the scabs before reaching for the plasters. In February, the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears recast her career through a post-#MeToo lens, via familiar shots of Spears shaving her head and distressing images from 2008 of her in the back of an ambulance prior to being involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward. A month after it aired, Spears said on Instagram that she was aembarrassed by the light they put me ina and that ashe cried for two weeksa. In May, Spears called the BBC documentary The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship hypocritical. aI think the world is more interested in the negative !!!!a she said.

In this context, Netflixas Britney vs Spears a directed and narrated by fan and film-maker Erin Lee Carr a feels uncomfortable. Conceived two and half years ago as an insight into a[Spearsa] artistry and her media portrayala, the film was hastily retooled after Framing Britney Spears and Spearsa explosive testimony at a conservatorship hearing in July. Oddly, the documentary chooses not to place Spearsa own words a a rarity for so long a at the start of the film. Rather it follows a standard chronological narrative, zipping through the successes of the early years before homing in on troubled times. It pores over Spearsa divorce from Kevin Federline in a way that feels tabloid-y, while dramatic instrumental music hums underneath. It often has the feel of a schlocky true crime documentary, with Carr and the journalist Jenny Eliscu shown riffling through papers, or sticking name tags on pictures showing the main protagonists. Anytime Jamie Spears is mentioned we get a slow zooming shot of his face.

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Governor DeSantisas asoft-on-Covid approacha makes the classroom too dangerous for immuno-compromised children

The only place nine-year-old Reefy Kinder wants to be is in school with her friends. She has missed so many lessons in six years battling a long-term gastro-intestinal condition, including more than 30 surgeries during many months as an inpatient at Orlandoas Arnold Palmer childrenas hospital, that she figures she has a lot to catch up on.

Standing in her way, according to Reefy and her mother, Jamie, are Floridaas Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, and his handpicked new state surgeon general Joseph Ladapo, an opponent of mask mandates who believes vaccines are no more effective than eating healthily and losing weight in the fight against Covid-19.

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Scotland introduces two-week grace period for venues; Turkey says it will anevera close schools again despite recent rise in infections

Here is a round-up of all the dayas leading coronavirus news stories:

In the United States, more than 400,000 people got Pfizer booster shots last weekend through local pharmacies.

It came in the opening days of the US government effort to provide more protection for vulnerable populations, reports Reuters.

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Covid: 37% of people have symptoms six months after infection
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:03:55 GMT
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A large study reveals the scale of long Covid, with symptoms affected by sex, age and severity of infection

One in three people infected with coronavirus will experience at least one symptom of long Covid, a new study suggests.

Much of the existing research into the condition a a mixture of symptoms reported by people often months after they were originally ill with Covid-19 a has been based either on self-reported symptoms or small studies.

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We thought the days when our country treated asylum-seekers with cruelty and disdain might be ending. This month we learned we were wrong

We thought the days when our country treated asylum-seekers with cruelty and disdain might be ending. This month we learned we were wrong.

Most of us were shaken and horrified, and the country rightfully embarrassed, by images of US border patrol agents on horseback attacking asylum seekers, including at least one child, in Texas. Thankfully, that has been stopped and an investigation is now underway. We need more than an investigation, though: we need to know that nothing like that will ever happen again.

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Facebook may have shelved its plans for an aInstagram for Kidsa, but the photo-sharing app will continue to prompt complaints that it causes anxiety, depression and body image issues in teenage girls

Sorry kids, no carefully curated data-extraction experience for you quite yet. On Monday, Facebook announced that it is apausinga controversial plans to create Instagram for Kids, a version of its photo-sharing app designed for children under the age of 13.

Does this mean Facebook has realised that it might not be in childrenas best interest to hook them into social media at a tender young age? Has the company decided to put people above profit? Donat be silly! The reason the tech giant has paused the project is because we idiots in the media misunderstood it, apparently. In an almost comically condescending blog post and series of tweets, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri explained that the company stood by the need to create a social media aexperiencea for children. Alas, he said, news about the project leaked before it had figured out all the details. aPeople feared the worst, and we had few answers at that stage. Itas clear we need to take more time on this.a

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The Labour leader is busy unravelling the alliance he built with the left in order to get the job

  • Simon Fletcher is a former adviser to Labour party leaders Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband

Keir Starmer would not have been elected as Labour leader if he had suggested publicly or privately that he intended to re-establish weighted votes for MPs in leadership elections, taking power away from regular members and ensuring future leadership contests would be less inclusive than the one he himself won. Labour party members would not have voted to abrogate their own rights. The triumphalism of some on the partyas right following the changes to the partyas rulebook will be greeted with resentment by thousands of party members.

Briefings from allies of the leadership say that the reforms show Labour has changed, drawing a line under the Jeremy Corbyn years and focusing outward. Instead, they have shown that Labour hasnat changed at all a it is still focused on internal fights. Until someone decides to take a lead to stop the cycle of open strife, the party will struggle to win a general election.

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Today itas aculture warsa a but from Caesar to Colston, public art has long been reviled and reinterpreted

  • Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Cambridge University

Two thousand years ago the ancient Romans had some imaginative solutions to the problem of what to do with statues of rulers they had come to deplore. Some they gleefully toppled and threw into the nearest river, Edward Colston-style. But others they carefully reworked. It didnat take much to get out a chisel and refashion the face of the old tyrant into the face of the new beloved leader.

If cash was very tight, you might just put a new name on to an old statue, because hundreds of miles away hardly anyone knew what these guys really looked like. As Alex von Tunzelmann deftly captures in her recent book, Fallen Idols, statues are always works in progress: toppled, moved, reworked, reerected and reinterpreted. There has never been a time when they were not contested.

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Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City: Champions League a live!
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:12:37 GMT
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Pre-match reading.

Related: PSG and Messi struggling to adjust to one another as City rematch looms | Barney Ronay

Lionel Messi, who had missed PSGas last couple of matches with a knee issue, has been passed fit to play and starts his first Champions League game for - this still feels odd - his new club. Marco Verratti also returns from injury, while Gianluigi Donnarumma is preferred to Keylor Navas in between the sticks.

Pep Guardiola makes two changes to the Manchester City XI named at Chelsea on Saturday. Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez replace Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden, who both drop to the bench.

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Porto v Liverpool: Champions League a live!
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:00:06 GMT
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FC Porto: Diogo Costa, Corona, Kleper Pepe, Marcano, Sanusi, Otavio, Sergio Oliveira, Uribe, Diaz, Taremi, Martinez.

Subs: Marchesin, Fabio Cardoso, Francisco Conceicao, Eduardo Pepe, Grujic, Manafa, Vitinha, Wendell, Joao Mario, Bruno Costa, Evanilson, Vieira.

Team news: It looks like James Milner will start at right-back for Liverpool, while Andy Robertson gets the nod ahead of Kostas Tsimikas at left-back. Curtis Jones starts in a midfield three alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson. Mo Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane are up front. Pepe has been passed fit for Porto and will captain the side.

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  • NFL teams offered NBA star opportunities during 2011 lockout
  • James was an all-state wide receiver during high school

LeBron James says the possibility of signing for an NFL team excited him during the 2011 NBA playersa lockout.

The NBA star says he was approached by two teams a the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys a during the lockout, which stopped activity in the league between July and December of 2011.

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The case for big-time college sports helping academics remains weak
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:00:03 GMT
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The University of Houston is hoping an extra boost to its teams will increase the schoolas standing. But athletics can lead to even more debt

Riding the short distance from downtown to the University of Houston campus, light rail passengers arrive at Athletics District station in the shadow of a towering 40,000-capacity football stadium that opened in 2014 at a cost of about $125m.

An adjacent $20m, 100,000 sq ft indoor football practice centre opened in 2017. The smart facilities give the impression that youave stepped into a big-time institution, and the universityas football team will soon have the cachet to match its bricks and mortar.

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Tottenham have no clear identity under Nuno EspArito Santo
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:17:07 GMT
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Daniel Levy said Spurs would play afree-flowing, attacking and entertaininga football under the new manager. Where is it?

By Ben McAleer for WhoScored

Tottenham struggled in the infancy of Mauricio Pochettinoas reign. They may have won the opening two league matches of the 2014-15 season, securing victories over West Ham and QPR, but they won just one more of their opening nine league matches of the campaign, leaving them 11th in the table. At the time, Pochettino was under early pressure as the players struggled with his high-pressing demands.

It took a late Harry Kane free-kick at Aston Villa in early November for everything to click into place. Spurs finished fifth that season, a respectable return in Pochettinoas debut campaign as he set about changing their style of play. Even in the early months of his time at the club, there was an idea of the direction the club would be going. Fast-forward to the present day and Spurs are again faltering in the opening weeks with a new man at the helm.

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Dak Prescott completes jubilant homecoming as Cowboys thrash Eagles
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:49:39 GMT
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  • Philadelphia Eagles 21-41 Dallas Cowboys
  • Quarterback plays first home game since horrific injury

Dak Prescott ran toward the tunnel, raising his arms to the fans and tossing them souvenirs after the Dallas Cowboys manhandled the Philadelphia Eagles in prime time.

The scene was a stark contrast to almost a year earlier, when the star quarterback was in tears as he rode on a cart through the same spot after the gruesome ankle injury that ended his season.

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Bond is back. Whereas he going next?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 02:00:53 GMT
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Heas a lucrative cultural export a and as unreconstructed as secret agents come. Now, as Daniel Craigas final instalment finally hits the cinemas, many are calling for a new kind of 007 a but is the franchise too conservative to make the leap? Guardian film editor Catherine Shoard surveys the history of an $8.5bn cultural institution

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, blockbuster after blockbuster gave up on the cinema and went straight to our TV screens a but one franchise was simply too huge to take that route. Now, after endless delays, No Time To Die is finally coming to the big screen. And Daniel Craigas last James Bond movie is as close to a guaranteed box office success as you are likely to find.

But as well as a commercial titan, the James Bond series has always told us something about a certain idea of Britishness a white, male, misogynist, and reluctant to give up on the idea that only he can save the world. And as Amazon pays $8.45bn (APS6.17bn) to buy studio MGM and take control of the characteras future, many are sceptical that calls for a new breed of secret agent a one who might even be a person of colour, or a woman a will be heeded with such a loyal and conservative fanbase to keep onside.

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aWhat are the options?a: a new film on the toll of the gig economy
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:11:01 GMT
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In the new documentary The Gig Is Up, film-maker Shannon Walsh travels around the world to uncover the human cost of the new way many of us work

Jason Edwards would find it a struggle to pass a job interview with his prominent gold teeth and criminal record. But he has something more powerful than a suit, shirt, tie, clean shave and polished shoes. He has a laptop and guile.

Edwards works from home by filling in online surveys. It is not typically lucrative work, paying just a few cents. But Edwards, who is white, figured out that by posing as an African American Republican, his opinions would be much sought after. He reckons he has earned more than $30,000.

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Warren Ellis will discuss his forthcoming book, Nina Simoneas Gum, at Guardian Australiaas Zoom book club on Thursday. Below is an extract about the masticated relic he held on to for decades

Have a question for Warren Ellis? Pre-register here to join Guardian Australiaas interactive book club on Thursday 30 September at 7pm AEST, or 10am in the UK

Nick Cave: It was 1 July 1999 and I was hanging around backstage at the Meltdown festival in London. I was the director of the festival that year. It was the Nina Simone evening. Germaine Greer had just come off stage after reading Sappho in the original Greek to a genuinely perplexed audience. Nina Simone was locked in her room and was not seeing anyone. People were running around screaming stuff at me. It was a typical Meltdown evening of genius and barely contained chaos.

Nina Simone was a god to me and to my friends. The great Nina Simone. The legendary Nina Simone. The troublemaker and risk taker who taught us everything we needed to know about the nature of artistic disobedience. She was the real deal, the baddest of them all, and someone was tapping me on the shoulder and telling me that Nina Simone wanted to see me in her dressing room.

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Why is Hollywood still denying Black queer love stories?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:56:48 GMT
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The success of Moonlight remains an outlier in major film and TV representation so itas been left to smaller web series to pick up the slack

On 12 May, screenwriter Kirk A Moore took to his Twitter page calling for his Black gay followers to share images of themselves with their Black partners.

The now viral thread seemed like a simple request, with it racking up more than 3,000 retweets and over 7,600 likes as Black couples shared their photos together and Twitter users posted comment after comment sharing their joy in engaging with the thread celebrating diverse body shapes, skin tones, ages and regional backgrounds.

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Savoy theatre, London
Nirvana and Foo Fighters manas memoir inspires a sparkling monologue on success, suicide and scrambled-egg sarnies

Springsteen on Broadway aside, few musicians would step away from the cocoon of their band to deliver an exhaustive, self-penned on-stage monologue about their life and career. Dave Grohl is one of the even fewer who can carry it off. The ex-Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters singer used lockdown to write his imminent memoir, The Storyteller. Tonight, dressed all in black, lanky of body and lank of hair, he sits on a high stool and riffs on its themes via a stream of self-deprecating rock anecdotes, interspersed with one-man renditions of his greatest hits.

Related: Dave Grohl"s teenage obsessions: "I learned drums by arranging pillows on my floor"

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Unreleased John Lennon recording sells for APS43,000 in Denmark
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:57:21 GMT
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Song and interview were recorded by Danish schoolboys during Lennon and Yoko Onoas stay in Thy in 1970


A cassette tape recording of an interview by Danish schoolboys with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in which the Beatles star sings a previously unreleased song has been sold at auction in Copenhagen for APS43,000.

The 33-minute audio track was recorded by four teenagers as part of a report for their school magazine in January 1970, just months before the Beatles announced their breakup.

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aHe drains my bad habits!a Comedians on why they need an alter ego
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:13 GMT
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For character comics such as Zach Zucker, Bilal Zafar and Jay Bennett, performing as other people is a way to both escape from a and confront a their personal lives

After an eventful 18 months away, Zach Zucker is back on a London stage, and making a mess of it. His hapless standup alter ego, Jack Tucker, dances into this trendy Dalston bar in an intriguingly damp suit, then stumbles, plummets and catapults his pint across the room quite spectacularly.

Itas a perfectly executed bit of business, but few tonight will be thinking: aNow thereas a man to entrust with lots of vital, fragile kit.a And yet that happened, last summer, on his return to Los Angeles. A professional clown helped run one of the highest-profile vaccination centres in the world.

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Rijksmuseum says change in focus prompted by renewed interest in wake of Black Lives Matter

The two earliest portraits of men of African descent in the history of European art are being exhibited together for the first time in their 500-year history, reflecting a change of focus championed by the Black Lives Matter movement, curators at the Rijksmuseum have said.

Among more than 100 portraits by Renaissance artists being showcased by the museum in Amsterdam from Tuesday are Albrecht DA1/4reras 1508 sketch, discovered in the German painteras workshop at the time of his death, and Jan Jansz Mostaertas portrait, dating from about 1525.

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The New Zealand trio have gone global thanks to their forthright MAori-language songs, which confront colonial history and ongoing inequality

New Zealand was a war zone in the mid-1800s. On one side were the British and the colonial government, craving a stranglehold on more of the countryas land. On the other were the indigenous MAori people, fighting to preserve tino rangatiratanga: their sovereignty and self-determination.

On 29 April 1864, the British invaded Pukehinahina, also known as Gate PA. Despite being grossly outnumbered, the MAori fended off the attackers using concealed trenches and guerrilla tactics. It was a fleeting victory in a war that, ultimately, led to the confiscation of 3m acres of MAori land.

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Produced by Charlie Brooker, this jam-packed sendup of hackneyed film tropes a from The Baguette Rule to The Smurfette Principle a is a perfect hour of fluff and nonsense

The last time I saw Rob Lowe a and I did actually have to check this wasnat the result of some kind of pandemic-induced hallucination a was in ITVas Wild Bill, in which he played a Miami ex-cop who had relocated to east Lincolnshire to become the chief constable. It was an astonishing expression of the undying trouper spirit that must endure in every actor if they are to survive. We watched Billy Hicks from St Elmoas Fire drive a Volvo through a field of cabbages, for chrissakes! About Last Nightas Danny Martin faced off with a baddie atop a wind turbine in the Boston countryside!

Lowe is game, is what Iam saying. And he is game again as presenter of Attack of the Hollywood ClichA(c)s! (Netflix), a piece of fluff and nonsense a these are terms of praise a by Charlie Brooker and other assorted writers. Looking at the movie industryas most frequently used tropes, it was made up of a plethora of clips, comments and a small but crucial extra measure of wit and deftness than the genre customarily manages.

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Astonishingly versatile, chestnuts shine in savoury dishes as well as they do in sweet. Hereas how to make the most of this autumnas crop

Chestnut season always deserves to be celebrated. Its arrival marks the end of summeras crude savagery and the start of something a little more sophisticated: warm knits, darker evenings, comfort. Better yet, chestnuts are absurdly versatile, just as welcome in a savoury dish as a dessert. Letas prepare for the glory of autumn by sharing our favourite recipes.

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The Savage X Fenty lingerie label has been accused of cultural appropriation over the hairstyles in its annual fashion show. But why is this still going on?

Singer Rihannaas Savage X Fenty fashion line has stirred an online debate around cultural appropriation, after models wore what appeared to be braids during the labelas lingerie show. After the show was screened last Friday on Amazon Prime, viewers expressed concern on social media at seeing non-Black models, including Emily Ratajkowski, with braids.

aI wish I could write something as funny as putting all these white girls in braids for the Fenty show,a tweeted comedian and television writer Raina Morris. And Dylan Ali wrote: aI love the Fenty show but I think we need a trigger warning for seeing this many white women in braids.a

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My sexual desire comes in peaks and valleys, but these days the peaks are fewer and further between. Do I need medical help?

Iam a 35-year-old gay man. Iave always felt as though my sexual cycles may be different to everyone elseas. Sexual desire comes in peaks and valleys; I have periods of high sexual activity and then it plummets to almost zero. In my 20s, I shrugged it off by not staying in sexual or romantic relationships for long, having more casual partners in the highs and just enjoying time alone in the lows. However, as I get older, I notice these peaks are fewer and further between and much less pronounced. I worry that, now Iam longing for more stable relationships, I may not be able to offer a fulfilling sex life to a potential partner. Is this a medical condition I should fix? Or is this something I should learn to negotiate with any potential partner?

Men and women have cycles of libido a largely driven by hormonal activity a and everyone has to learn to adapt to them. These cycles and their intensity naturally change as we age or undergo life changes. They are also affected by elements such as stress, fatigue, anxiety and illness.

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In lockdown, thousands of people began making their own clothes for the first time a a movement born of creativity and conscious consumption

My foot hovers nervously over the sewing machine pedal. I am cautiously working my way through a sew-it-yourself kit produced by Pattern Project, a amicrofactorya startup in south London. It has pioneered a laser-cutting machine that can cut patterns on demand, with minimal waste. The pieces for the dropped-sleeve dress that I am sewing have been snipped to my precise measurements by a zippy little laser, which whizzes over the crisp Irish linen, scorching faint seam guides into the fabric so I know exactly where to sew.

Pattern Projectas founders, Shruti Grover, 34, and Simon Johnson, 35 a partners in life and in business a are seeking funding for their first shop. A a22nd-centurya vision of fashion, says Grover, it will hold no stock, but will sell custom-fit clothing that is laser-cut in front of you within minutes, out of local, ethical and sustainable fabrics a and then sewn by you.

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Nigel Slateras recipe for peach, cucumber and peanut salad
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:00:21 GMT
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A fruity, flavoursome, nutty and unusual statement salad

Cut a 600g cucumber in half lengthways, then into short pieces, about 6m in length. On a chopping board, lightly bruise the flesh with a rolling pin or the flat side of a kitchen knife, to soften it. Put the cucumber in a colander over a mixing bowl, sprinkle lightly with salt and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

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R Kellyas ex-wife says victim shaming stopped women coming forward
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:49:53 GMT
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Drea Kelly puts focus on what happens outside courtroom after singeras racketeering and sex trafficking conviction

The culture around victim shaming stopped women coming forward sooner about the abuse they experienced at the hands of R Kelly, the singeras ex-wife Drea Kelly has said.

A New York jury on Monday found R Kelly guilty of being the ringleader of a decades-long racketeering and sex trafficking scheme that preyed on women and children.

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Barack Obama: tax the rich, including me, to fund Biden spending plan
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:11:45 GMT
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Former president says billionaires should apay a little bit more in taxesa to fund healthcare, childcare and the climate crisis fight

Barack Obama says wealthy Americans a including himself a can afford tax increases to help fund Joe Bidenas ambitious spending plan.

Related: Pelosi: Biden spending plan, infrastructure deal and funding amust passa next week

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US records largest annual increase in murders in six decades
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:15:55 GMT
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National murder rate rises nearly 30%, with figure increasing across all regions and from small towns to cities

The US has experienced its largest-ever recorded annual increase in murders, according to new statistics from the FBI, with the national murder rate rising nearly 30% in 2020 a the biggest jump in six decades.

Nearly 5,000 more Americans were murdered across the country last year than the year before, even as rape, robbery, and other property crimes fell, according to FBI figures.

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Cynthia and Victor Liuas release follows the US ending a legal case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

Two American siblings prevented from leaving China since 2018 have returned to the United States, their release coming shortly after the United States ended a legal case against a top Huawei executive.

Cynthia and Victor Liu returned to America over the weekend, according to a US official, after more than three years during which they were not allowed to leave China under an aexit bana despite not facing criminal allegations. Their father, former bank official and fugitive Liu Changming, is wanted in China to face fraud charges.

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Republicans block measure to fund US government beyond Thursday
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:28:26 GMT
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Democrats have just three days to find alternative deal and are also facing a potential default

Senate Republicans have blocked a measure to suspend the US federal debt ceiling and avoid a potentially catastrophic government shutdown, leaving Democrats who narrowly control both chambers of Congress only three days to find another way to keep the government operating beyond Thursday a when current funding expires.

The legislation was aimed at beating two fast-approaching deadlines that, if left unaddressed, threaten to destabilise the US economy as it struggles to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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At least 25 injured after explosion at block of flats in Gothenburg
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:19:26 GMT
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Swedish police say resultant fire is under control as emergency services rule out gas leak as the cause

Police are investigating whether an explosive device was left in an apartment building after four people were seriously hurt in an explosion and fire in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

About 25 people were taken to hospital after the blast on Tuesday morning set ablaze the building in a central residential area. Firefighters pulled people from the building while others used tied sheets to lower themselves from balconies as grey smoke billowed out of stairwells and windows.

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