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5 Jul 6:22pm Updated Iran admits incident at Natanz nuclear site caused major damage
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Country says suspected attack could slow production of advanced centrifuges, which Israel and US see as threat Iran has admitted an incident at one of its main nuclear sites last week caused major damage and could slow down the country’s production of advanced centrifuges, technology Israel and the US see as a threat, intensifying suspicions there may have been a deliberate attack on the facility. Newly released satellite imagery showed the damage from what Iranian authorities attributed to a fire at the Natanz nuclear facility was far more extensive that previously disclosed.
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5 Jul 1:44pm Met police deny misconduct after Linford Christie athletes stopped
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Pair trained by Olympic champion consider legal action over incident in west London Two black athletes trained by
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5 Jul 1:30pm Understanding white privilege, with Reni Eddo-Lodge
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Reni Eddo-Lodge has become the first black British author to top the UK nonfiction bestseller list with her 2017 book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. In an exclusive interview with the Observer’s Nosheen Iqbal she talks about global discussions on racism following the death of George Floyd The death of George Floyd in the US has ignited conversations around the globe about race, racism and white privilege. On social media, people have been sharing reading lists, offering suggestions of books to help others understand how structural racism infects our society. The book that comes up time and again is Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by
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5 Jul 1:25pm Global report: second local lockdown in Spain; second wave in Israel
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Part of Galicia under strict orders until Friday; Philippines reports its most daily cases yet
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5 Jul 1:00pm County lines gangs disguised drug couriers as key workers during coronavirus lockdown
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Liverpool drug lords operated a ‘click and collect’ service for cocaine and heroin, Mersyside police say
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5 Jul 12:52pm Scientists investigate cases of post-Covid-19 fatigue
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Some sufferers report long-term symptoms such as difficulty concentrating and aching muscles
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5 Jul 12:33pm UK coronavirus live: Britain claps for NHS on 72nd anniversary
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Clap to thank health service comes as day two of lockdown easing measures takes place in England
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5 Jul 12:13pm Police watchdog to investigate fatal car crash in Kent
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IOPC will examine whether police were pursuing car when it crashed, killing teenage girl Kent police have referred themselves for investigation after a teenage girl died in a car crash on Saturday night. A 17-year-old from Ashford died and three other people were seriously injured after the car in which they were travelling collided with a tree in a garden at around 8.20pm.
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5 Jul 11:58am Satellite image raises suspicions of attack at Iran nuclear site
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Picture shows more damage at Natanz facility than has been disclosed by authorities Newly published satellite imagery shows that an incident at one of Iran’s main nuclear sites this week caused far more extensive damage than was disclosed by authorities, intensifying suspicions that there may have been an attack on the facility. A satellite picture published by the London-based Iranian news outlet Iran International shows most of the building where
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5 Jul 11:20am Scottish politicians call for urgent action to stop Gaelic dying out
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Justice secretary, Kate Forbes, among those asking for language to be prioritised Senior politicians in Scotland’s Gaelic-speaking areas have called for the language to be given much greater priority in civil and public life to stop it dying out. Kate Forbes, the Scottish justice secretary, and Alasdair Allan, a former minister, said Gaelic had to be given precedence or parity in all areas of public life and the economy across Gaelic areas of the Highlands and islands.
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5 Jul 10:52am Russians arrested in Austria over killing of Chechen dissident
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Government critic found dead with gunshot wounds near Vienna on Saturday Austrian police have
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5 Jul 10:47am Ghislaine Maxwell to appear in court as fresh details of arrest emerge
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More than 20 armed officers said to have taken part in raid leading to her detention at rural New Hampshire retreat Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of grooming underage victims for sexual abuse by the disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, is scheduled to appear in a New York court this week as fresh details emerge of her arrest in an FBI raid. More than 20 armed agents and police are reported to have taken part in the early morning operation on Thursday that led to her being handcuffed at her secluded, rural retreat in New Hampshire and taken into custody.
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5 Jul 9:59am Russian arrested in Austria over killing of Chechen dissident
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Government critic found dead with gunshot wounds near Vienna on Saturday Austrian police have arrested a Russian from Chechnya over the fatal shooting of a Chechen dissident. A 43-year-old man was found dead with gunshot wounds in Gerasdorf, near Vienna, on Saturday. Police arrested a 47-year-old in Linz, 125 miles (200km) from the capital, and said: “The motives for the crime are unclear.”
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5 Jul 5:57am Japan floods leave dozens dead, including nursing home residents
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Record rainfall triggers landslides in western Kumamoto region, stranding hundreds Deep floodwaters and the risk of further mudslides that have leftmany people dead have hampered search and rescue operations in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen residents died and scores were left stranded. Helicopters and boats rescued more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. More than 40,000 troops, the coast guard and fire brigades took part in the operation.
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5 Jul 5:00am Social media backlash forces Trump to find new ways to spread his message
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Twitter, Reddit and other platforms are taking action against the president’s rhetoric. The alternatives have far less reach Donald Trump’s campaign manager sent a warning to Twitter last month, weeks after the social media company first took steps to add labels and context to the president’s often inflammatory tweets. “Hey @twitter, your days are numbered,” Brad Parscale wrote in a
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5 Jul 3:11am Risks, R numbers and raw data: how to interpret coronavirus statistics
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Covid-related facts and definitions are confusing, and as lockdown is eased, clarity is more important than ever
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5 Jul 3:10am Knife-edge Polish presidential race could slow the march of populism
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As liberal Rafal Trzaskowski gains on rightwing Andrzej Duda, LGBT rights are among issues at stake in Poland and beyond
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5 Jul 3:06am Srebrenica 25 years on: how the world lost its appetite to fight war crimes
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Ratko Mladić was brought to justice but where’s the desire to investigate mass killings in Syria, Yemen and Myanmar? Ratko Mladić, the Bosnian Serb general convicted of ordering the execution of 8,000 men and boys from Srebrenica, will spend this week’s 25th anniversary of the slaughter in a cell in The Hague, where he has spent the past nine years. A quarter century on from Srebrenica, the world has become painfully used to atrocities. Mass killings in Syria or Yemen no longer always make the news. China has incarcerated more than a million Muslim Uighurs and
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5 Jul 3:00am Weak, divided, incompetent... the west is unfit to challenge Xi’s bid for global hegemony
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With its crackdown on Hong Kong and aggression towards those who get in its way, China has no fear of making enemies The aphorisms and maxims of Sun Tzu, the 6th-century BC Chinese general and philosopher, have become
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5 Jul 2:40am As Welwyn turns 100, does it live up to its garden city name?
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It was built as a happy, healthy alternative to urban squalor but its ideals are being buried as the need for housing stock grows From the station in
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5 Jul 2:00am Our Time Is Now review: Stacey Abrams for attorney general, if not VP to Biden
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An eloquent and moving call for voting rights reform shows the former Georgia House minority leader is ready for higher office If intelligence, thoughtfulness, an encyclopedic knowledge of voter suppression techniques and an elegant writing style were the main qualifications for the vice-presidency, Stacey Abrams would be odds-on-favorite
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5 Jul 1:10am Hongkongers face a Kafkaesque reality as censors outlaw the words of protest | Louisa Lim
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Opponents of the national security law have been reduced to holding blank sheets of paper to avoid instant arrest Writing about the protest movement in
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5 Jul 1:09am Hong Kong: books by pro-democracy activists disappear from library shelves
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Move follows new security laws and include titles by Joshua Wong and lawmaker Tanya Chan Books written by prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have started to disappear from the city’s libraries, online records show, days after Beijing imposed a new national security law on the finance hub.
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4 Jul 11:56pm Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020
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Rapper uses Independence Day to make announcement, but it’s not clear if he has filed any official paperwork to appear on ballots Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, rapper Kanye West declared his candidacy for US president. The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump – of whom he has been a vocal supporter – and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm.
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4 Jul 10:27pm Japan floods: two dead and 16 feared dead, including nursing home residents
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Record rainfall triggers landslides in western Kumamoto region, washing bridges away and stranding hundreds Two people died and at least sixteen others were feared dead at a nursing home in western Japan as record rainfall triggered floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation advisories for more than 200,000 residents. A woman and a man in their 80s in different towns in the western Kumamoto region died in mudslides, according to national broadcaster NHK and other Japanese media.
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4 Jul 9:47pm Updated Mathias Cormann says he will quit politics at the end of the year
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Finance minister, whose actions were key in Malcolm Turnbull downfall as prime minister, says his decision will ensure an orderly transition Australia’s longest-serving finance minister, Mathias Cormann, says he has “left it all on the field” and announced he will be leaving politics by the end of the year. The West Australian senator described himself as being “at peace” with the decisions he has made – including helping to bring on the leadership spill which ended Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership.
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4 Jul 7:15pm Updated Coronavirus live news: pubs reopen in England as Catalonia announces new lockdown
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Fourth of July weekend in US sees cases surging; WHO changes timeline of how it was alerted to virus; housing estates in Melbourne locked down. Follow developments live
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