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Major US Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam (4 hours old)

Twitter says a hacking attack on employees was to blame for one of its biggest ever security lapses.

Megan Thee Stallion 'suffered gunshot wounds', apparently injuring foot (4 hours old)

The hit US rapper says she's "grateful to be alive" after apparently being injured in the foot.

Coronavirus: Chinese economy bounces back into growth (5 hours old)

China's economy grew 3.2% in the second quarter of this year following a record coronavirus-related slump.

China says a US travel ban on Communist Party members would be 'pathetic' (2 hours old)

US media earlier reported the Trump administration was considering a travel ban on party members.

Iran judiciary may halt protesters' executions after social media storm (3 hours old)

The hashtag #do_not_execute trended after a court upheld the death sentences of three protesters.

Brad Parscale replaced as Trump's campaign manager (5 hours old)

Brad Parscale was reportedly blamed by Donald Trump's inner circle for a botched rally in Oklahoma.

Climate change: Siberian heatwave 'clear evidence' of warming (15 hours old)

The heatwave would have been almost impossible without human-caused climate change, a study says.

Say Her Name: 'Black women are killed by police too' (14 hours old)

The campaign group Say Her Name believes deaths of black women at the hands of police are overlooked.

President Trump and Ivanka criticised over Goya support (3 hours old)

The pair shared endorsements for the Hispanic food brand on social media, prompting ethics concerns.

EU-US Privacy Shield for data struck down by court (2 hours old)

The EU-US Privacy Shield, governing the transfer of citizens' data, has been declared invalid.

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US pharma company raises vaccine hopes but more trials are vital, say experts (4 hours old)

Promising details were released this week about Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine but it remains in the early stages of developmentHopeful news about a Covid-19 vaccine developed by US government researchers and Moderna Inc has buoyed expectations – and markets – on the potential for a preventive measure against a global pandemic that has killed more than half a million people and upended daily life.Moderna first announced its vaccine, backed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prompted an immune response in 45 adults in May. Continue reading...

Coronavirus US: Covid-19 cases rise in 41 states as total number nears 3.5m – live updates (1 hour 9 minutes old)

Total number of cases recorded in US stands at 3,499,398Only Delaware and Maine are seeing new daily cases dropFauci stands firm as Trump works to undermine himExperts warns young of risks and says crisis could match 1918 fluSign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.22pm BST Yesterday the Trump communications team were at pains to try and point out that Peter Navarro’s op-ed attack on Dr Anthony Fauci in USA Today did not go through their usual clearance channels. Now, I’m no expert, but I would hazard a guess that the White House did also not get an advance copy of the piece published by the Wa[...]

UK coronavirus live: 649,000 people lose their jobs during lockdown (1 hour 4 minutes old)

News updates: Unemployment grew by 74,000 in June; vacancies fell 463,000 from March to May to record low of 333,000; Scotland records first Covid-related death in eight daysFull story: UK employment plunges by 650,000 as firms cut jobsTrain passengers to be tempted back with ‘safe travel’ campaignNHS boss who blamed outbreak on staff pictured without maskChildren in Scotland need post-Covid-19 mental health careGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.27pm BST Labour leader Keir Starmer has called for the government’s “absolutely awful” handling of Covid-19 outbreaks in care homes to be a key foc[...]

Covid-19 cases will need to keep rising in NSW before restrictions are tightened, experts say (4 hours old)

Public health experts say contact tracers and hospitals will have to be close to capacity before any potential crackdownVictoria reports 317 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths as NSW records 10 casesMelbourne coronavirus map: where Covid-19 cases are rising or fallingSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailCoronavirus cases in New South Wales will need to continue rising at their current rates until at least the middle of next week before the government will consider further tightening social restrictions, public health experts have said.They argue the state’s capacity to rapidly resp[...]

UK says Russia sought to interfere in 2019 election by leaking documents online (1 hour 18 minutes old)

British foreign secretary says Russia illicitly acquired sensitive documents and posted them on social mediaBritain has said that Russia sought to interfere in the 2019 general election by illicitly acquiring sensitive documents relating to a planned free-trade agreement with the US and leaking them on social media.“It is almost certain that Russian actors sought to interfere in the 2019 general election through the online amplification of illicitly acquired and leaked government documents,” said the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab. Continue reading...

Two Catalan politicians to take legal action over targeting by spyware (3 hours old)

Pair say they will file complaint against former head of Spain’s national intelligence centreTwo leading members of the Catalan independence movement whose mobile phones were targeted with spyware are to take legal action against the former head of Spain’s national intelligence centre (NIC).The announcement came after a joint investigation by the Guardian and El País revealed that Roger Torrent, the speaker of the Catalan parliament, and the former regional foreign minister Ernest Maragall were among at least four pro-independence activists targeted using Israeli spyware that its makers say is[...]

Coronavirus live news: Israel faces prospect of new lockdown; Beijing Winter Olympics under threat (1 hour 5 minutes old)

Israel reports new daily record of cases; if Tokyo Games don’t go ahead, Beijing 2022 also likely to be cancelled; Fauci says US could make end-of-year target; Bolsonaro tests positive againGlobal report: Bangladesh hospital owner accused of faking test resultsFamily fortunes of super rich increase during pandemicAustralia: Victoria reports 317 new cases and two deathsUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates – live 1.27pm BST A partnership to help UNICEF secure vital COVID-19 medical products for low- and middle-income countries has been announced by MedAccess, a UK-based social fin[...]

Shamima Begum wins right to return to UK to challenge citizenship decision (3 hours old)

Appeal court partially overturns earlier ruling that backed Home OfficeShamima Begum, the 20-year-old woman who left east London as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State, should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the Home Office’s decision to revoke her British citizenship in person.The court of appeal partially overturned an earlier ruling by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) this year, which held that she had not been illegally rendered stateless while she was in Syria because she was entitled to Bangladeshi citizenship. Continue reading...

'Thank you, our glorious revolution': activists react as Sudan ditches Islamist laws (8 hours old)

After 30 years under Omar al-Bashir, the country has abolished several discriminatory policies and banned FGM – in what activists have called ‘great first steps’ towards liberalisationSudan’s transitional government has been praised for its latest reforms, which decriminalise apostasy, ban female genital mutilation (FGM) and end the requirement for women to get travel permits.The legislation makes major strides in pushing back against discrimination faced by women and minorities during the 30-year rule of Omar al-Bashir that came to an end in 2019, according to equality advocates. Continue rea[...]

Trump replaces campaign manager Brad Parscale in major shake-up (1 hour 28 minutes old)

Parscale, under pressure after disappointing Tulsa rally, demoted to senior adviser as Trump lags in the pollsDonald Trump is replacing his campaign manager Brad Parscale, the contentious figure leading the president’s re-election efforts for the last two years, in a major shakeup of campaign staff.Parscale will be demoted to senior adviser, and Bill Stepien, the deputy campaign manager, will take over the top position. Trump made the announcement on Facebook on Wednesday evening, with Twitter temporarily unavailable due to a hacking. Parscale has been under pressure since June after failing t[...]

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