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26 Sep 5:02pm At least 11 people killed in attack on convoy in Nigeria
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President urges greater checks for sabotage before displaced people are returned Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 11 people in northeastern Nigeria in an attack on a security convoy that was taking people displaced by an insurgency back to their homes, police and security sources said on Saturday. Islamic State, to whom a breakaway faction of Nigerian militant group
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26 Sep 4:00pm The music of the virus: sadness, relief and communal consolation
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We have a sense of what it means to live in disturbing times, to live under threat. We should not forget the many people who have known this all their lives
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26 Sep 4:00pm Boris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures
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Amendment calling for votes on new restrictions is winning cross-party support
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26 Sep 3:00pm Lebanon’s leader Mustapha Adib steps down as hopes for reform collapse
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The acting prime minister failed to form a government from among the feuding political blocs that have led the country to ruin Lebanon’s prime minister designate, Mustapha Adib, has stood down after failing to form a government in a month of negotiations, in a further blow to a country reeling under the weight of
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26 Sep 2:52pm Police call for tougher stop and search rules after officer’s death in Croydon
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Scrutiny of procedures urged following fatal shooting of officer in Croydon police station Police officers believe there needs to be an urgent review of the stop and search protocols used when arresting suspects, following the
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26 Sep 2:17pm More firearms finding way on to UK streets, Police Federation warns
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Concerns frontline officers face increasing threats to welfare with ‘devastating consequences’ More firearms are finding their way on to Britain’s streets with devastating consequences, the head of the body representing rank-and-file police officers has warned. John Apter, chair of the Police Federation, which speaks for more than 120,000 officers in England and Wales, spoke out amid growing concerns about the welfare of frontline officers. He said the death of Sgt Matiu Ratana at Croydon custody centre in south London was a “poignant reminder of how dangerous the job is”.
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26 Sep 2:00pm Welcome to libertarian Covid fantasy land – that’s Sweden to you and me | Nick Cohen
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The right fails to recognise that the Swedes’ real virtue in this pandemic is their social cohesion Sweden is to the 21st-century right what the Soviet Union was to the 20th-century left. Conservatives have transformed it into a Tory Disneyland where every dream comes true. On the shores of the Baltic lies a country that has no need to curtail civil liberties and wreck the economy to curb Covid-19. “I have a dream, a fantasy,” sang Abba. “To help me through reality.” For much of the right, that fantasy is called Sweden. Let the leader of the Conservative backbenchers stand for the Tory press and innumerable ideologues inside and outside Westminster. Sir Graham Brady ruined a perfectly good argument that parliament must have the power to scrutinise Johnson’s emergency decrees by announcing that there was no emergency. We could look to a country that merely had a ban on gatherings of more than 50, restrictions on visiting care homes, a shift to table-only service in bars and see that “
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26 Sep 1:28pm Updated Coronavirus live news: 7,523 new cases in Russia; police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in London
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UK expects 100 Covid deaths a day with 17m set to live under stricter restrictions. Follow all the developments live
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26 Sep 12:00pm Dreading a dark winter lockdown? Think like a Norwegian
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Studies show people living in the Arctic Circle are armed with a mindset that helps combat the long ‘polar night’. It might come in handy for us all…
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26 Sep 11:33am ‘We came all this way to start a new life’: the misery of Glasgow’s lockdown freshers
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The university has offered a rent rebate to students stuck in its halls, but will it ease their anger and frustration?
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26 Sep 11:00am Can democracies stand up to Facebook? Ireland may have the answer | John Naughton
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Governments struggle to tackle the might of the tech giants when it comes to protecting users’ data Last month, the Irish data protection commissioner (DPC) sent Facebook a preliminary order ordering it to stop sending the data of its European users to the US. This was a big deal, because in order to comply with the ruling, Facebook would
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26 Sep 10:45am Suspect in new Charlie Hebdo attack angered by republished cartoons, say Paris police
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Detained man, believed to be 18 and from Pakistan, arrived in France as unaccompanied minor three years ago The man arrested after a knife attack on two people outside the former offices of the satirical newspaper
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26 Sep 10:36am Third night of Breonna Taylor protests after officers not charged – video
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Protests over a decision not to indict any of the three police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor continued more peacefully on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky
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26 Sep 10:23am Coronavirus UK: Sage expert warns of 100 deaths a day within four weeks
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‘We need to make sure that transmission comes down now,’ says Prof Graham Medley
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26 Sep 9:26am Updated Coronavirus live news: 7,523 new cases in Russia; Czech Republic sees second highest rise since start of pandemic
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UK expects 100 Covid deaths a day with 17m set to live under stricter restrictions. Follow all the developments live
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26 Sep 6:05am UK will see 100 coronavirus deaths a day within four weeks, Sage expert warns
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‘We need to make sure that transmission comes down now,’ says Prof Graham Medley
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26 Sep 6:00am UK furlough scheme will fail to prevent 1m losing jobs, say experts
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Young workers and those at the bottom end of the income scale will be the hardest hit
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26 Sep 6:00am California fires: local groups fill in gaps as Black and Latino communities are left to prepare on their own
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The organizations hope to build resilience in communities more vulnerable to long-term effects of disasters
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26 Sep 5:09am UK risks losing contract for new climate research centre because of Brexit
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Proposed centre with up to 250 jobs is linked to EU Copernicus satellite programme The UK is at risk of losing the contract for the expansion of a flagship European weather research centre based in Reading because of Brexit. The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (
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26 Sep 4:15am Coronavirus live news: WHO warns 2m could die before vaccine; London protesters urged to follow rules
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Brazil deaths pass 140,000 and US cases reach 7m. Follow all the developments live
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26 Sep 2:00am Janelle Monáe: ‘What is a revolution without a song?’
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From starring roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures, to a genre-busting musical career, the actor and singer has always gone her own way A downside, perhaps, to the sheer imaginative power of
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26 Sep 2:00am Brexit: EU citizens in UK could be shut out of vital services
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Fears that shift from paper to digital permits could prevent those with settled status accessing jobs, banking and healthcare Thousands of EU nationals could face problems accessing essential services because the government is refusing to issue physical proof of their right to live in the UK. The
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26 Sep 1:00am UK barrister mistaken for defendant calls for compulsory anti-racism training
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Alexandra Wilson says legal system should introduce ambitious measures to tackle discrimination in profession The barrister who was mistaken for a defendant three times in one day at court has called for compulsory anti-racism training at every level of the UK legal system. Alexandra Wilson, who specialises in criminal and family cases, put in a complaint on Wednesday and spoke of her frustration about the incident on Twitter. Her tweets, which quickly went viral,
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25 Sep 11:49pm Australia weather: cold front brings springtime snow and damaging winds to south-east
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Temperatures plummet as snowfall reported in parts of NSW, Victoria and the ACT Springtime snow has fallen in parts of south-eastern Australia and a severe weather warning is in place as a cold front moves across New South Wales. Damaging winds hit Sydney on Friday night, with winds of 115km/h recorded at Camden in the city’s south-west, while gusts reached 106km/h in the city.
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25 Sep 11:31pm Updated South Korea to ask North to further investigate killing of official
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South’s president Moon Jae-in faces growing public and political outrage over the shooting of the fisheries official South Korea will ask North Korea to further investigate the shooting death of one of its officials, as public and political outrage over the killing grew. After a national security council meeting on Friday, South Korea said on Saturday that it would call for a joint probe into the case with the North if needed, saying there were discrepancies in accounts of the accident from the two sides.
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25 Sep 9:50pm Croydon police killing: Met officer named as Matt Ratana
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Long-serving police sergeant, originally from New Zealand, described as ‘an inspiration’
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25 Sep 9:10pm Canada arrests man for lying about joining Islamic State under terrorism hoax law
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Shehroze Chaudhry, 25, gained notoriety from the podcast, Caliphate, but his account of grisly murders for Isis have been questioned Police in Canada have arrested a man for lying about his participation with the Islamic State, while charging another for joining the terror group in Syria.
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25 Sep 8:16pm Coronavirus live news: Victorian health minister resigns; WHO warns 2m could die globally
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Jenny Mikakos quits in wake of inquiry into hotel quarantine;
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25 Sep 7:43pm California braces for dangerous heat as wildfire battle continues
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Triple-digit temperatures could spark new fires just a few weeks after a record heatwave California is bracing for another dangerously warm weekend, with dry winds, parched vegetation, and triple-digit temperatures threatening to ignite new fires and complicating containment efforts in an embattled state. With only a few weeks’ reprieve after a record heatwave in early September, firefighters have made progress in containing the dozens of blazes tearing across the region. But fatigued crews – many of whom have spent weeks fighting on the frontline – are preparing for a potentially rough week ahead.
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