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Texas shooting: 19 children among dead in primary school attack (2 hours old)

Nineteen children are shot dead by a teenage gunman, who is himself killed by law enforcement.

NBA Warriors coach on Texas school shooting: 'When are we going to do something?' (1 hour 50 minutes old)

Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr condemns gun violence and refuses to answer basketball questions.

Partygate: No 10 braced for Sue Gray's report into lockdown parties (1 hour 31 minutes old)

The senior civil servant's report into Downing Street lockdown parties is to be sent to No 10 later.

Marks & Spencer pulls out of Russia after 17 years (1 hour 37 minutes old)

The retail giant previously said complex franchise agreements prevented it from leaving completely.

Cost of living: Government plan to help households could come within days (8 hours old)

Measures could be announced as soon as Thursday after growing pressure on Downing Street, the BBC learns.

Chelsea: Todd Boehly consortium takeover deal gets UK government approval (1 hour 4 minutes old)

The UK government approves the £4.25bn takeover of Chelsea by a consortium led by LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly.

Georgia primaries: Trump-backed Perdue trounced by Pence's pick (4 hours old)

The governor's race in Georgia will pit Republican Brian Kemp against Democrat star Stacy Abrams.

North Korea fires missiles hours after Biden leaves Asia (2 hours old)

It came hours after the US leader left Asia following a trip where he vowed to deter North Korea.

Monkeypox: Cases detected in three more countries for first time (12 hours old)

The outbreaks in Europe and America are not normal but remain containable, health officials say.

Footballers agree to spot-fix matches for undercover reporter (3 hours old)

Secret filming shows discussions to manipulate moments in games so criminals can defraud bookies.

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UK coronavirus live: Johnson says 'signs of second wave of pandemic' appearing in parts of Europe (665 days old [28/07/20])

British PM’s warning comes after Spain is critical of UK for extending non-essential travel advice to Canary and Balearic islands Global coronavirus live: latest updates 12.01pm BST Boris Johnson has also said that individuals need to decide whether it is worth risking booking a foreign holiday, Sky’s Joe Pike reports.PM @BorisJohnson has also defended his travel quarantine policy and argued it’s up to individuals to decide whether to take the risk of going abroad:"These are decisions for families, for individuals, about where they want to go.” 11.57am BST Here is a full version of the quote f[...]

Brexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds (665 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: LSE report says even sectors unscathed from coronavirus crisis will be severely impactedA Brexit hit is looming for sectors that have emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic, new data has showed.A report from the London School of Economics says Brexit will deliver a double shock to the economy – with worsening business conditions for those sectors that have survived the impact of coronavirus and lockdown measures – whether Boris Johnson secures a deal with the EU or not. Continue reading...

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows (665 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: megafires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientistsNearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned across the continent. Not all the animals would have been killed by the flames or heat, but scientists[...]

BAME representation in UK's top jobs has barely risen in past three years (665 days old [28/07/20])

Colour of Power survey finds issue not addressed despite government-backed targetsThe proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in some of the 1,100 most powerful jobs in the UK has barely moved over the past three years, according to a study that highlights the lack of non-white representation across key roles.Only 51 out of the 1097 most powerful roles in the country are filled by non-white individuals, an increase of only 1.2%, or 15 people, since 2017, the Colour of Power survey by consultants Green Park and not-for-profit organisation Operation Black Vote said. Continue readin[...]

Residents to get new decision-making powers in England cycling 'revolution' (666 days old [27/07/20])

Measures include watchdog to ensure quality and safety of walking and cycling routesCycling ambitions for England move up a gear with No 10 plansResidents will get powers to banish through-traffic from local streets and councils will be prevented from building substandard cycle lanes under what Downing Street has billed as a revolution for cycling and walking in England.The plans will see the creation of a watchdog to ensure new cycle and walking routes are up to standard, intended to act as a transport equivalent of the schools inspectorate, Ofsted. Continue reading...

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak found guilty in first trial linked to vast fraud (666 days old [28/07/20])

Ex-Malaysian PM denied criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power1MDB scandal explained: a tale of Malaysia’s missing billionsMalaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal – a landmark conviction that could lead to a sentence of decades in jail.Najib has denied any wrongdoing in relation to what is one of the world’s biggest financial frauds, in which billions of dollars were allegedly looted from a state fund set up to promote development. The scandal shook Malaysian [...]

World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France (665 days old [28/07/20])

Project aims to show clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scaleThe world’s largest nuclear fusion project began its five-year assembly phase on Tuesday in southern France, with the first ultra-hot plasma expected to be generated in late 2025.The €20bn (£18.2bn) Iter project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale. Nuclear fusion promises clean, unlimited power but, despite 60 years of research, it has yet to overcome the technical challenges of harnessing such extreme amounts of energy. Cont[...]

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands (666 days old [28/07/20])

The fleet, found just outside a protected zone, raises the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystemEcuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.About 260 ships are currently in international waters just outside a 188-mile wide exclusive economic zone around the island, but their presence has already raised the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecosystem, said former environment minister Yolanda Kakabad[...]

Migratory river fish populations plunge 76% in past 50 years (666 days old [27/07/20])

Decline in species such as salmon harms entire ecosystems and livelihoods, say researchersPopulations of migratory river fish around the world have plunged by a “catastrophic” 76% since 1970, an analysis has found.The fall was even greater in Europe at 93%, and for some groups of fish, with sturgeon and eel populations both down by more than 90%. Continue reading...

Ransomware attack on Garmin thought to be the work of 'Evil Corp' (666 days old [27/07/20])

Russian cybercrime gang is believed to be responsible for taking Garmin services offlineA ransomware attack that took the GPS and smartwatch business Garmin entirely offline for more than three days is believed to have been carried out by a Russian cybercriminal gang which calls itself “Evil Corp”.Garmin began to restore services to customers on Monday morning, after being held hostage for a reported ransom of $10m, although some services were still operating with limited functionality. Continue reading...

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Texas elementary school shooting death toll rises to 19 children (1 hour 5 minutes old)

An 18-year-old Texan has shot and killed 19 students and two teachers in the city of Uvalde, after first shooting his grandmother. He shared photos on social media of his guns and warned of the attack.

VIDEO: Man stamped on the head in Dublin Airport arrival terminal amid mass brawl (1 hour 9 minutes old)

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: A man in his 20s was arrested in Dublin Airport following the brawl in the arrivals terminal. A second man was rushed to hospital after he was stamped in the head.

One previous UK patient had monkeypox in body for 76 days (1 hour 39 minutes old)

British experts found one monkeypox patient suffered a post-sex relapse six weeks after being given the all clear, in a study of the UK's seven previous monkeypox cases.

Margaret Atwood devises flame-proof version of The Handmaid's Tale in protest against cancel culture (2 hours old)

Author Margaret Atwood has taken a flamethrower to her most famous creation (pictured) - and nothing could give her greater satisfaction.

Thomas Markle hospitalised and unable to speak after stroke (2 hours old)

Thomas Markle, 77 (pictured), was struck down, losing his speech, a week before he had been due to fly to London for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Boris Becker is 'moved to softer jail' as he faces prospect of deportation once sentence ends (5 hours old)

The three-time Wimbledon champion, 54, is now being held at Huntercombe Jail in Oxfordshire after being moved from Wandsworth in London.

Partygate pictures from official photographers 'will be revealed today' as Boris braces for report (7 hours old)

Mr Johnson is expected to apologise to Parliament, the public and his own MPs over Partygate in a bid to soak up criticism from the official report into the row later today as fresh snaps emerge

The Globe Theatre under fire for providing 'woke' trigger warnings for Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (7 hours old)

The Roman dictator was brutally stabbed to death inside the halls of Rome's senate, which is a scene that features in the modern interpretation of William Shakespeare's classic play, Julius Caesar.

Nurses are relying on food banks, unable to pay rent and leaving the workforce in droves (7 hours old)

Dr Denise Chaffer, president of the Royal College of Nursing, said that staff retention was a 'critical issue' in the sector and it was having a major impact on safe staffing levels of nurses.

Royal Mint unveils its largest-ever coin to mark Platinum Jubilee (7 hours old)

With the same diameter as a small dinner plate, this isn't a coin you can fit into your wallet. For this is the Royal Mint's largest-ever coin, which has been unveiled to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

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Partygate: No 10 braced for Sue Gray's report into lockdown parties (1 hour 31 minutes old)

The senior civil servant's report into Downing Street lockdown parties is to be sent to No 10 later.

Cost of living: Government plan to help households could come within days (8 hours old)

Measures could be announced as soon as Thursday after growing pressure on Downing Street, the BBC learns.

3D images to replace traditional 'missing person' posters (7 hours old)

Missing persons posters will also feature QR codes which, when scanned, will show them smiling or laughing.

Rail strike: RMT union votes for national action (10 hours old)

RMT members vote in favour of strike action across Network Rail and 13 train operating companies.

Chelsea: Todd Boehly consortium takeover deal gets UK government approval (1 hour 4 minutes old)

The UK government approves the £4.25bn takeover of Chelsea by a consortium led by LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly.

Marks & Spencer pulls out of Russia after 17 years (1 hour 37 minutes old)

The retail giant previously said complex franchise agreements prevented it from leaving completely.

Mining giant pleads guilty to UK bribery charges (12 hours old)

Glencore's UK subsidiary pleads guilty to bribery in London, while the firm resolves similar US claims for $1bn.

New MPs' code of conduct to tighten lobbying rules (11 hours old)

But the proposals from the Commons standards committee do not go as far as banning second jobs.

No UK official forced Nazanin to sign confession - minister (13 hours old)

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says a UK official told her to sign a false confession before she was freed.

Chance of Troubles prosecutions 'vanishingly small', says NI secretary (13 hours old)

A new bill on the legacy of NI's Troubles has passed its second reading by 285 to 208 votes

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Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (665 days old [28/07/20])

Head of disease control agency ‘worried’ by Germany’s 557 new cases every dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNegligence is to blame for a worrying rise in coronavirus cases in Germany, the head of the country’s disease control agency has said in his first news conference in weeks.Over the past seven days, Germany has registered an average of 557 new cases a day, up from around 350 in early June. Continue reading...

Agencies fear hidden cholera deaths in Yemen as Covid-19 overwhelms clinics (666 days old [28/07/20])

Thousands of deaths potentially missed as patients avoid health centres, with both diseases set to peak in coming weeks, warn NGOsAid agencies are warning that thousands of people in Yemen could be dying undetected from cholera as people are too frightened to seek treatment in health facilities overwhelmed by coronavirus.Coronavirus cases in the war-torn country are due to peak in the coming weeks, but Oxfam has warned that health centres are seeing an unexpected drop in cholera cases, ahead of August’s rains when cholera will also increase. Continue reading...

Trump's national security adviser tests positive for coronavirus (666 days old [28/07/20])

White House insists ‘no risk’ of Trump being exposed Photos of Robert O’Brien’s Europe trip show lack of mask usageUS politics – live updatesThe national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for the coronavirus, but the White House insisted there was “no risk” of Donald Trump being exposed. Related: Texas hospital forced to set up 'death panel' as Covid-19 cases surge Continue reading...

Coronavirus live news: Germany warns against non-essential travel to parts of Spain (665 days old [28/07/20])

Three regions in Spain highlighted; Global cases doubled in last six weeks; Deaths pass 650,000Global report: Covid-19 still accelerating, warns WHO, as restrictions return in EuropeUK coronavirus live: latest newsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.53am BST The number of confirmed coronavirus related deaths has reached 1,270 on Tuesday in Afghanistan amid raising fears about a surge of transmissions over upcoming Eid celebration as the United Nations said 1,282 civilians were killed in the first half of 2020.In its latest update, the health ministry said the number of people who had tested po[...]

Brexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds (665 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: LSE report says even sectors unscathed from coronavirus crisis will be severely impactedA Brexit hit is looming for sectors that have emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic, new data has showed.A report from the London School of Economics says Brexit will deliver a double shock to the economy – with worsening business conditions for those sectors that have survived the impact of coronavirus and lockdown measures – whether Boris Johnson secures a deal with the EU or not. Continue reading...

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak found guilty in first trial linked to vast fraud (666 days old [28/07/20])

Ex-Malaysian PM denied criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power1MDB scandal explained: a tale of Malaysia’s missing billionsMalaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal – a landmark conviction that could lead to a sentence of decades in jail.Najib has denied any wrongdoing in relation to what is one of the world’s biggest financial frauds, in which billions of dollars were allegedly looted from a state fund set up to promote development. The scandal shook Malaysian [...]

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows (665 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: megafires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientistsNearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned across the continent. Not all the animals would have been killed by the flames or heat, but scientists[...]

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands (666 days old [28/07/20])

The fleet, found just outside a protected zone, raises the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystemEcuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.About 260 ships are currently in international waters just outside a 188-mile wide exclusive economic zone around the island, but their presence has already raised the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecosystem, said former environment minister Yolanda Kakabad[...]

World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France (665 days old [28/07/20])

Project aims to show clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scaleThe world’s largest nuclear fusion project began its five-year assembly phase on Tuesday in southern France, with the first ultra-hot plasma expected to be generated in late 2025.The €20bn (£18.2bn) Iter project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale. Nuclear fusion promises clean, unlimited power but, despite 60 years of research, it has yet to overcome the technical challenges of harnessing such extreme amounts of energy. Cont[...]

Kylie Moore-Gilbert: British-Australian academic moved to notorious Iran desert prison (666 days old [28/07/20])

Middle East scholar, who was arrested in 2018, taken to Qarchak women’s jail, one of the most hostile institutions in the country and reportedly stricken with Covid-19A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year-prison sentence in Iran for espionage has been moved to a remote desert prison, notorious for violence and reportedly stricken with coronavirus.Cambridge-educated Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East scholar, had been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for nearly two years, before her sudden move three days ago to Qarchak women’s prison, south-east of Tehran. Continue reading...

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