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8 Aug 6:09pm Coronavirus: Johnson calls school closures 'morally indefensible' despite union safety concerns
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Push for return comes as Downing Street says PM would sooner close pubs than schools in second lockdown
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8 Aug 4:45pm Defiant Priti Patel steps up plans for navy warships to block migrants crossing Channel despite backlash
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Warnings of drowning, threats of legal action and idea branded 'completely potty' – but home secretary puts ex-royal marine in charge
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8 Aug 4:38pm Trump to sign executive orders extending coronavirus relief, setting up legal battle with Democrats
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Donald Trump has announced he will sign executive orders on Saturday for coronavirus relief, seeking to bypass Congress after negotiations stalled — setting the stage for a legal battle with Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill.
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8 Aug 3:14pm Scientists solve mystery of how an ancient reptile moved around with a neck three times longer than its body
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A reconstruction of the creature's skull revealed clear signs it lived in the sea
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8 Aug 3:11pm Coronavirus: Pubs 'the perfect storm' for spreading disease, experts warn
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'If you ask me would I rather fly on a plane or go to a pub, I'd rather fly on a plane,' says professor
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8 Aug 2:29pm Beirut explosions: Port hanger 'known to be dangerous' with fireworks stored alongside stockpile, workers confirm
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'It's a tragedy to throw the firefighters into the blaze there, to their deaths,' says port worker
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8 Aug 2:21pm 'Appalling': Police forces fail to recruit more black officers despite government pledge
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Exclusive: Flop attacked after Black Lives Matters protests proved need to 'build trust and confidence in the police among black communities'
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8 Aug 1:48pm Arrest of black woman outside jewellers to be probed by policing watchdog
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Police say suspected resisted arrest made on suspicion of racially aggravated assault
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8 Aug 1:46pm Trump 'antagonizes' one of his biggest donors in 'heated' call
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Some Republicans reportedly fear the president may have put his re-election campaign funding in jeopardy after call with billionaire Sheldon Adelson
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8 Aug 1:10pm TikTok 'to sue Trump administration' in effort to stop president's ban
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Lawsuit will reportedly argue the president's executive order is unconstitutional and baseless
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8 Aug 11:21am Venezuelan court sentences two former US Green Berets to 20 years in prison for failed coup
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It is believed that a third ex-US soldier - who remains in the US - co-ordinated the plan
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8 Aug 10:53am Trump advisor says Biden 'would be the favourite' in a debate with president
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Trump campaign begins preparing for debates against the presumptive Democratic nominee after confirming they will attend the three scheduled events
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8 Aug 9:59am 'Evangelicals For Trump' event in Las Vegas draws hundreds despite Covid restrictions
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City and state officials reportedly urged the organisers to put the event on hold
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8 Aug 9:41am Joe Arpaio: Arizona sheriff pardoned by Trump for criminal contempt fails to win back old job
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Former sheriff whose illegal immigration tactics nearly landed him in jail once again fails to secure his old post at the Maricopa County sheriff's office
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8 Aug 9:18am 'It's not enough to survive on': Britain faces up to prospect of mass unemployment as government support winds
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With up to 4 million people expected to be out of work by the end of the year as the furlough scheme ends, and few vacancies around many people are facing uncertainty, rising debts and life on universal credit
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8 Aug 9:05am Beirut: Protesters tear-gassed as thousands pour onto streets after devastating explosion
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'Our president put us in this and situation – he has killed so many times over, and we cannot survive any more,' demonstrator says
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8 Aug 8:38am Coronavirus: Blackburn's contact tracing team reaching 90 per cent of people 'world beating' national system was missing
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System's success put down down to using local number and callers with local knowledge
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8 Aug 8:23am Coronavirus: Gates Foundation invests in $3 vaccine for poorer countries
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The collaboration will distribute up to 100 million doses to developing countries
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8 Aug 8:22am Coronavirus: Randox recalls up to 750,000 test kits over safety concerns
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Packs have been sent out to care homes and individuals
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8 Aug 8:16am Coronavirus fears as 250,000 bikers pour into South Dakota city for 10-day event
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City council members voted 8 to 1 to forge ahead with the 80-year tradition.
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8 Aug 7:57am Shrewsbury Hospital: Trust chairman resigns as new 'improvement alliance' agreed
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The scandal-hit NHS trust denies new arrangement is a merger or takeover
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8 Aug 7:46am Jeremy Corbyn's complaint of 'sabotage' confirms he was unfit for office
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Labour's former leader claims the party was fewer than 2,500 votes away in key seats from forming a government and blames Blairites for his failure
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8 Aug 7:25am Coronavirus: One man attending Ohio church service led to infection of 91 others
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Ohio is asking worshippers to wear masks and observe social distancing
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8 Aug 5:50am Matador gored in the buttocks after stabbing bull
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It is not the first time Enrique Ponce has been attacked in the ring
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8 Aug 5:23am NHS protest: Staff march on London demanding planned pay rise be brought forward
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Demonstrations planned across the UK including London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield
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8 Aug 5:04am More money to be handed to schools 'in leafy suburbs' than in poorer areas, minister admits
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Asked about the winners from new funding rules, introduced under pressure from Tory MPs, Nick Gibb says 'They may well be in leafy suburbs'
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8 Aug 4:19am Too young to retire, too old to work: How the pandemic has ravaged women hit by state pension age rise
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'If you had a decent pension, like Germany or France, then you could have a holiday. Or do the things you dreamed of doing in your retirement, that you didn't have time to do when you were younger. Not just being a cabbage taking antidepressants,' says Pauline Hinder
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8 Aug 4:15am China seals off village after bubonic plague death
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Residents ordered to disinfect homes and 35 people quarantined
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8 Aug 4:05am Anger as Boris Johnson's Tory racism inquiry yet to start eight months after he launched it
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Exclusive: No call for evidence issued – three months after it was promised – risking action by equalities watchdog which has threatened its own probe
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8 Aug 3:57am UK weather: Heatwave continues across southeast England, with milder temperatures in north and Scotland
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Record temperatures could see UK experiencing exceptionally long-running heatwave
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8 Aug 3:37am Migrants at risk of drowning if Priti Patel sends Navy warships to Channel, warns ex-home secretary
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Hardline Australia-style tactics to block fragile vessels also condemned as 'completely potty' by defence official
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8 Aug 3:28am Coronavirus: 16,000 people may have died as direct result of lockdown, new figures show
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But government report says fatalities would have been far greater had restrictions not been put in place and virus allowed to run wild
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8 Aug 2:31am Updated Mark Zuckerberg joins Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates in centibillionaire club after his net worth passes $100bn
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Facebook founder and CEO announced new video-sharing app Instagram Reels this week
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7 Aug 7:19pm Jerry Falwell Jr: Trump ally leaves university post after uproar at picture with unzipped trousers
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High profile evangelical Christian said pose on yacht was just 'good fun'
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7 Aug 7:06pm Dominic Cummings: Senior MP calls for Metropolitan Police to investigate claims over adviser's alleged second lockdown trip
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Committee chair joins calls for PM to publish purported evidence proving adviser's innocence
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