Back The Guardian Friday, August 7, 2020
Search Sections 7 Aug

The Guardian

Friday, August 7, 2020
Close
Advertisement
7 Aug 6:58pm Families at Melbourne nursing home say staff testing was delayed after coronavirus case
The Guardian
Staff at Estia’s Keilor Downs aged care home were tested four days after the company was told a worker had tested positive to Covid-19
 Like Reply
7 Aug 5:29pm Jerry Falwell Jr takes leave of absence after unzipped pants photo
The Guardian
President and chancellor of evangelical Liberty University taking ‘indefinite’ leave of absence, school said in a statement The head of the conservative evangelical Liberty University has been forced to take an “indefinite leave of absence” after
 Like Reply
7 Aug 3:22pm US Postal Service announces cost-saving changes amid reports of delays
The Guardian
Measures will not result in immediate reduction of workforce, USPS said amid fears that delays could impact mail-in votes The United States Postal Service (USPS) is implementing cost-saving measures, including a
 Like Reply
7 Aug 2:01pm At least 16 people killed in Air India Express crash in Kerala
The Guardian
Plane carrying 190 people skids off runway while landing in heavy rain and breaks in two At least 16 people have been killed and 15 critically injured after a passenger plane skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The Air India Express had flown from Dubai with 190 passengers and crew and landed at Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, on Friday.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 1:41pm Canada to retaliate dollar for dollar after US announces 10% tariff on aluminum
The Guardian
Canada to impose C$3.6bn in tariffs as Chrystia Freeland says: ‘Any American who buys a can of beer … will suffer’ Canada has announced that it will retaliate dollar for dollar – to the tune of C$3.6bn – after the US announced a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum. Donald Trump announced the new aluminum tariffs on Thursday at a campaign stop at a Whirlpool appliance plant in Ohio, accusing Canada of taking advantage of its trade relationship with the US.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 1:02pm UK records hottest August day in 17 years – in pictures
The Guardian
Beaches and parks packed and emergency services stretched as temperature reaches 36.4C
 Like Reply
7 Aug 12:38pm UK plan to use navy to stop migrant crossings is unlawful, lawyers warn
The Guardian
Home secretary tells MPs she obtained legal advice that sending in the navy would be permitted Priti Patel’s plans to use the navy to tackle the growing number of migrants crossing the Channel from northern France would be unlawful and dangerous, lawyers have warned. Thursday was a record day for small boat crossings, with 235 people identified in 17 separate incidents. More than 2,000 people are said to have entered the country by this route in June – more than four times the known total of 500 for the whole of 2018.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 12:32pm UK weather: 36.4C recorded on hottest August day for 15 years
The Guardian
Health expert warns of health implications of longterm heatwaves as Britons flock to beaches
 Like Reply
7 Aug 12:31pm At least two feared dead in Air India crash
The Guardian
Plane had 191 passengers and crew on board when it crashed in Calicut At least two people are feared dead, and 35 injured after an Air India passenger plane crashed in the southern city of Calicut as it came in to land in heavy rain. The Air India Express plane from Dubai had 191 passengers and crew on board when it overshot the runway on Friday, the civil aviation ministry said in a statement. There were 10 babies on board.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 12:16pm Beirut explosion: former port worker says fireworks stored in hangar
The Guardian
Angry Lebanese plan major protest on Saturday, one day before team investigating explosion reports to cabinet Dozens of bags of fireworks were stored in the same hangar as thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate at Beirut’s port and may have been a decisive factor in igniting the explosive chemical compound
 Like Reply
7 Aug 11:22am Updated UK coronavirus live: R value climbs to as high as 1 in England, government says
The Guardian
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/aug/07/uk-coronavirus-live-government-france-quarantine-covid-19-latest-updates?page=with:block-5f2d59a18f08da3d16037872#block-5f2d59a18f08da3d16037872">Sage experts
 Like Reply
7 Aug 11:07am Canadian ice shelf area bigger than Manhattan collapses due to rising temperatures
The Guardian
Last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic lost more than 40% of its areas in two days at the end of July The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July. The Milne Ice Shelf is at the fringe of Ellesmere Island, in the sparsely populated northern Canadian territory of Nunavut.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 10:50am Two stories, different witnesses. So where was Dominic Cummings on 19 April?
The Guardian
Witness accounts pile on pressure for PM’s aide to show proof he did not visit Durham a second time in lockdown
 Like Reply
7 Aug 10:06am You swine! German nudist chases wild boar that stole laptop
The Guardian
Photographer who captured moment naked bather gave pursuit says he ‘gave it his all’
 Like Reply
7 Aug 10:04am Cambodia: bill to ban women wearing short skirts prompts outcry
The Guardian
Experts fear sweeping public order proposals, including ban on loud talking, could be used to stifle protests
 Like Reply
7 Aug 10:00am Hampshire shooting: tributes paid to critically injured author James Nash
The Guardian
Detectives continue to investigate the motive of suspected shooter, Alex Sartain
 Like Reply
7 Aug 9:54am Belarus goes to the polls with longtime leader Lukashenko feeling the heat
The Guardian
Anger grows at president over economy, pandemic and plans for integration with Russia Belarusians will go to the polls on Sunday in one of the most unpredictable elections in a generation, as longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko faces a spirited challenge from a united opposition that has gathered the largest political rallies since the days of the Soviet Union. Lukashenko, who has consolidated immense power over 25 years of rule in Belarus, is expected to claim victory over the opposition candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. But signs of vote rigging and growing dissatisfaction with his government, including among his base, may trigger protests in their wake and further embolden the opposition.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 9:40am Lebanese plan major protest and UN agencies call for aid after Beirut blast
The Guardian
Anti-government rally planned for Saturday as search efforts continue and funerals held Angry Lebanese are planning a major protest in central Beirut on Saturday where they will pay respects to those killed in
 Like Reply
7 Aug 8:09am Eurovision signs deal to create US version of song contest
The Guardian
The American Song Contest will launch in late 2021 with rival musicians from all 50 states North Dakota could soon find itself awarded douze points by television viewers, after the Eurovision song contest signed a deal to create a US version of the singing competition. The American Song Contest will launch in late 2021, featuring musicians from all 50 US states competing to be crowned champions in a series of televised competitions. Regional contests will be held in each state to choose a singer or musical group to progress into the nationally televised finals, with viewers whittling down the entries over three rounds of shows.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 7:43am Updated Beirut explosion: Lebanon security forces fire teargas at protesters as anger mounts
The Guardian
State media say several injured in protests as ambassador to Jordan resigns over ‘state negligence’
 Like Reply
7 Aug 7:27am Ex-Labour MP Eric Joyce gets suspended jail sentence over child abuse image
The Guardian
Former MP sentenced at Ipswich crown court to eight months in prison suspended for two years The former Labour MP Eric Joyce has been handed a suspended sentence after admitting to making an indecent image of a child. The 59-year-old former army major, who served as MP for Falkirk for more than a decade, was given an eight-month sentence, suspended for two years, and also ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 7:02am Digested week: I had big plans for lockdown, but mostly I watch TV | John Crace
The Guardian
A holiday in Norfolk is a chance to spend time away from politics, and for my wife to spend less time alone with me
 Like Reply
7 Aug 7:02am Selling curries to India: Japan exports popular restaurant chain
The Guardian
CoCo Ichibanya hopes locals will approve of its signature hot dishes as it opens near Delhi It sounds like the culinary equivalent of coals to Newcastle. But a popular Japanese restaurant chain is banking on diners in
 Like Reply
7 Aug 6:43am 3D reconstruction of Raphael’s face proves he was buried at Pantheon, say experts
The Guardian
Researchers at Rome university compared portraits with a plaster cast of the artist’s skull
 Like Reply
7 Aug 6:30am Europe treats undocumented children with less care than livestock | Michele Levoy
The Guardian
Countless young people are being pushed to Europe’s margins by hardline border and migration policies
 Like Reply
7 Aug 5:55am Brexit: UK government pledges £355m to cushion Northern Ireland businesses
The Guardian
Support package unveiled to help firms with bureaucracy of moving goods across Irish Sea The UK government has announced a £355m package to cushion
 Like Reply
7 Aug 5:40am Beirut: police fire teargas at protest against Lebanese leadership – video
The Guardian
Lebanese protesters clashed with police late on Thursday as they tried to approach government buildings in central Beirut. Police responded with teargas and dispersed the crowd.  Shock has turned to anger in the city where nearly 150 people died and more than 5,000 were injured when a huge pile of ammonium nitrate that had languished for years in a port warehouse
 Like Reply
7 Aug 5:27am National cabinet plans rapid-response units to curb Covid-19 outbreaks in Australian aged care facilities
The Guardian
As Victoria reported 911 infected healthcare workers, Scott Morrison said rest of the country needed to heed lessons already learned Rapid response units aimed at preventing Covid-19 outbreaks in aged care could be rolled out across Australia as leaders plan ways to prevent a repeat of the heartbreak seen in Victoria. Governments across the country are “preparing for the worst, hoping for the best” when it comes to responding to outbreaks in the aged care sector, according to Prof Paul Kelly, the acting chief medical officer.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 5:00am How to hug in lockdown: plan ahead and wash your hands
The Guardian
Lack of touch has impacted mental health during the pandemic, so experts suggest ways to embrace as safely as possible
 Like Reply
7 Aug 4:17am Updated Coronavirus live update Australia: Victoria reports 11 deaths and 450 new Covid cases, with 11 in NSW – latest news
The Guardian
Australian Defence Force personnel to doorknock close contacts of confirmed cases in Victoria as Western Australia delays easing of restrictions. Follow live
 Like Reply
7 Aug 4:00am The reverse birth tourists: US women seek cheaper countries to have babies
The Guardian
Americans are choosing to have babies abroad to avoid the crushing maternity and childcare costs in the US Last year, more than 66,000 Americans had babies abroad. The government doesn’t ask parents why they’re overseas. But “expat” motivation surveys, migration experts and interviews with over a dozen Americans around the world reveal that many leave home, at least in part, to escape the crushing financial and personal costs of starting a family in the United States. The US has some of the highest childcare costs in the world – even Americans with employer-provided insurance can expect to pay
 Like Reply
7 Aug 3:11am Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg joins centibillionaire club
The Guardian
The 36-year-old follows Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates as fortune passes $100bn for first time Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune has passed $100bn (£76bn) for the first time, adding him to an exclusive club of the world’s centibillionaires, after Facebook’s shares surged on news it is to launch a rival to the video-sharing app TikTok. Facebook announced the US rollout of Instagram Reels, its answer to the Chinese app TikTok, as the US president, Donald Trump, issued bans on American companies
 Like Reply
7 Aug 2:47am Refugees tell of brutality as people-smuggling across Channel booms
The Guardian
Exclusive: People reportedly forced on to small boats at gunpoint as gangs move into trade Refugees have told of increasingly brutal tactics used by people-smugglers transporting thousands across the Channel in small boats, as calm seas and the Covid-19 pandemic create a boom in the trade. The Home Office confirmed on Thursday evening that 6 August was a record day for small boat crossings, with 235 people identified. There were 17 separate incidents, 13 involving interceptions or encounters by Border Force officials and three separate incidents involving recovery by Royal National Lifeboat Institution. One boat containing 15 people landed at Dungeness beach in Kent. The Home Office has pledged to take tougher measurers to halt these crossings.
 Like Reply
7 Aug 2:45am Mexican families mourn workers claimed by Covid in the US – photo essay
The Guardian
In July, the remains of nearly 250 migrant workers were repatriated to Mexico City. Two grieving families share their stories and loss
 Like Reply
7 Aug 2:28am ACT residents trapped at NSW-Victoria border after overnight changes to travel restrictions
The Guardian
Canberra residents returning home from Victoria with permits told to go back, fly to Sydney, then quarantine there for 14 days
 Like Reply
7 Aug 1:52am Met Office issues amber health for potentially hottest day of year
The Guardian
Temperatures could reach up to 38C during string of very hot days, say forecasters
 Like Reply
7 Aug 1:24am Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria reports 450 new Covid cases and 11 deaths as Melbourne businesses begin stage 4 restrictions
The Guardian
Australian Defence Force personnel to doorknock close contacts of confirmed cases in Victoria as state’s stage-four restrictions take effect. Follow live
 Like Reply
7 Aug 1:12am ‘I don’t trust them any more’: how the NRA became its own worst enemy
The Guardian
The most powerful gun lobby in the world has strayed from its core purpose and shot itself in the foot Oliver North cut a lonely figure as he walked through the Indianapolis airport, quietly slipping out of the city midway through the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) convention which was still in progress. A day later, North announced from afar that he was not seeking a traditional second term as its president, while it also emerged that the New York attorney general was investigating the NRA’s tax-exempt status. That was April 2019. More than a year later, the turmoil that heralded North’s departure has culminated in the New York attorney general, Letitia James, suing to put the NRA out of business, alleging that senior leaders used charitable donations for family trips to the Bahamas, private jets and lavish meals that shaved $64m off the organisation’s balance sheet in three years, turning a surplus into
 Like Reply
7 Aug 12:46am Beirut blast: protesters demand political change as Emmanuel Macron tours city
The Guardian
Calls for inquiry mount as officials begin blame game over ammonium nitrate storage
 Like Reply
7 Aug 12:35am Beirut explosion: Lebanon security forces fire tear gas at protesters as anger mounts over blast
The Guardian
State media says several people were injured in protests as country’s ambassador to Jordan resigns over ‘state negligence’
 Like Reply
7 Aug 12:29am Updated Coronavirus Australia live news: PM provides update on national cabinet meeting after Victoria reports 450 new Covid cases and 11 deaths
The Guardian
Australian Defence Force personnel to doorknock close contacts of confirmed cases in Victoria as state’s stage-four restrictions take effect. Follow live
 Like Reply
7 Aug 12:00am Why a Biden presidency might not mean a return to pre-Trump foreign relations
The Guardian
There could be a renewed focus on international cooperation – but Biden would not be great news for Boris Johnson’s Britain European leaders, desperate for an end to the Trump presidency, are being warned that four years of Joe Biden may present them with new challenges and not a simple restoration of the benign status quo in transatlantic relations prior to 2016. An evolving Biden doctrine about ending “forever wars” and protecting American workers from Chinese competition would require collective military and economic commitments from the EU that it is still ill-equipped to meet, foreign policy specialists have suggested.
 Like Reply
6 Aug 11:57pm UNSW criticised for letter in Chinese with no mention of freedom of speech
The Guardian
In contrast, letter in English on same issue said university had ‘unequivocal commitment to freedom of expression’ The University of New South Wales has been criticised for issuing a letter in Chinese that differs from a letter in English explaining its deletion of a tweet that
 Like Reply
6 Aug 10:29pm Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews reports 450 new Covid cases and 11 deaths in press conference – latest news
The Guardian
Coalition U-turns on tougher eligibility rules as economic impact of Victoria’s stage-four restrictions takes effect. Follow live
 Like Reply
6 Aug 10:01pm Former Saudi intelligence official accuses crown prince of plot to kill him
The Guardian
US lawsuit by Saad Aljabri claims that the Saudi state sent a team of assassins to Canada A former senior Saudi intelligence official with close ties to western intelligence agencies has accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of plotting to kill him, claiming in a US lawsuit that one such attempt was thwarted by Canadian officials in 2018. A lawsuit by Saad Aljabri against the Saudi crown prince and other Saudi officials, which was brought in a district court in Washington DC, claims that the Saudi state launched a campaign to target the former high-ranking official in Canada because he was viewed as a threat to Prince Mohammed’s relationship with the US and his eventual ascendancy to the throne.
 Like Reply
6 Aug 9:56pm Updated Beirut explosion: security forces confront protesters near parliament
The Guardian
Calls for inquiry mount as officials begin blame game over ammonium nitrate storage
 Like Reply
6 Aug 9:29pm Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews to announce new Covid cases in press conference – latest news
The Guardian
Coalition U-turns on tougher eligibility rules as economic impact of Victoria’s stage-four restrictions takes effect. Follow live
 Like Reply
6 Aug 9:17pm Mauritius facing environmental crisis as shipwreck leaks oil
The Guardian
MV Wakashio breaking up after running aground at Pointe d’Esny near marine park The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is facing an environmental crisis after oil began leaking from a bulk carrier that ran aground in March and started to break up in rough seas. “We are in an environmental crisis situation,” said the environment minister, Kavy Ramano, while the fishing minister, Sudheer Maudhoo, said: “This is the first time that we are faced with a catastrophe of this kind and we are insufficiently equipped to handle this problem.”
 Like Reply
6 Aug 9:11pm Vallejo police chief recommended firing officer involved in Willie McCoy shooting, documents reveal
The Guardian
Newly released documents and videos shed light on shooting as city faces national scrutiny over police killings and misconduct Vallejo police have released new documents and video footage related to the killing of
 Like Reply
6 Aug 9:04pm US Senate unanimously votes to ban TikTok on government devices
The Guardian
Video-sharing app has faced scrutiny from US lawmakers and Trump administration over national security concerns The US Senate on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a bill banning federal employees from using TikTok on government-issued devices, amid threats from the White House to ban the company. The video-sharing app
 Like Reply
6 Aug 7:32pm Hong Kong activists charged over traditional Tiananmen vigil
The Guardian
Joshua Wong and Jimmy Lai among 25 facing court for ‘taking part in unauthorised assembly’ that has been occurring for 30 years Twenty-five Hong Kong democracy activists have been charged with taking part in a banned June candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. They included the
 Like Reply
6 Aug 7:22pm Coronavirus live news: Africa passes 1 million cases; checkpoints outside New York City
The Guardian
WHO says milestone is a warning for each of continent’s 53 countries; interstate travellers face checks before entering US city; cases continue to surge in Europe. Follow the latest updates
 Like Reply
6 Aug 7:01pm MPs urge Home Office to grant refugee status to all Uighurs arriving in UK
The Guardian
Letter to home secretary points out growing evidence of genocide against Uighur people in China A cross-party group of MPs and peers, including a former chair of the Conservative party, have written to the home secretary demanding that Uighur people fleeing China and seeking asylum in the UK are automatically granted refugee status. Abuse and mistreatment of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in north-west China has been extensively documented but
 Like Reply
On the top

Date settings

Today is Saturday, September 26, 2020

+ 1 -
+ 1 -
+ 2016 -

Close

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

Accept