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16 Oct 6:54pm 19-year-old woman killed in freak bar explosion in Argentina
The Independent
<p>Teenager reportedly on first night out since coronavirus pandemic swept nation</p>
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16 Oct 6:52pm French leader decries terrorist beheading of history teacher
The Independent
For the second time in three weeks, terror struck France, this time with the gruesome beheading of a teacher in a street in a Paris suburb
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16 Oct 6:49pm Suspect in murder of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd arrested by police drone flown into his apartment
The Independent
<p>The 70-year-old actor was found dead near his Atlanta home on 3 October with multiple gunshot wounds in his back</p>
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16 Oct 6:31pm Updated Teenager Joao Pedro gives Watford win at Derby
BBC
Joao Pedro's second-half curler gives Watford victory over Derby County, who remain winless at home in the Championship.
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Rapper Nuke Bizzle, who boasted of fraud in lyrics, is federally charged 16 Oct 6:29pm Rapper Nuke Bizzle, who boasted of fraud in lyrics, is federally charged
Daily Mail
Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, was arrested on September 23 in Las Vegas and charged with access device fraud, identity theft, and interstate transportation of stolen property.
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16 Oct 6:26pm Updated France: Teacher beheaded, police shoot dead suspected killer
The Independent
<p>A history teacher who opened a discussion with students on caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad was beheaded in a French street and police have shot the suspected killer dead, a police official says</p>
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16 Oct 6:16pm UK police officer charged with three assaults over four days
The Independent
<p>Court case follows watchdog’s probe into claims of excessive force</p>
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Wild moment great white shark tears apart seal in shallow water near the shore of Provincetown 16 Oct 6:11pm Wild moment great white shark tears apart seal in shallow water near the shore of Provincetown
Daily Mail
Cell phone footage captured the shocking moment a great white shark ate a seal just off the coast of Race Point Beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Thursday
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Utah white supremacists are charged with drug and firearm trafficking 16 Oct 6:10pm Utah white supremacists are charged with drug and firearm trafficking
Daily Mail
The 21 defendants were identified as either members or affiliates of Soldiers of Aryan Culture, Silent Aryan Warriors, and Noble Elect Thugs, the Justice Department said on Friday.
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TikTok video showing two adorable Labradors goes viral 16 Oct 6:09pm Updated TikTok video showing two adorable Labradors goes viral
Daily Mail
The clip - which has been viewed more than 22 million times since it was uploaded on Wednesday - begins with the owner aggressively questioning the canines.
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People prank friends with fake automated bank balance messages 16 Oct 6:02pm People prank friends with fake automated bank balance messages
Daily Mail
Several pranksters are having fake automated attendants tell them that they have $12,616,290.56 in their checking account
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16 Oct 6:02pm Updated Bristol beat Toulon to win first European trophy
BBC
Bristol Bears outclass Toulon to win rugby union's Challenge Cup final and lift their first European trophy.
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16 Oct 5:58pm Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson’s brother in intensive care with coronavirus
The Independent
<p>‘Follow the rules and understand why we all need to fight the enemy Covid,’ mayor urges</p>
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Warner Bros exec Peter Roth leaves steps down as chairman after 22 years 16 Oct 5:58pm Updated Warner Bros exec Peter Roth leaves steps down as chairman after 22 years
Daily Mail
Veteran television executive Peter Roth will step down as chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group in early 2021 after 22 years at the helm of the studio, the company announced Friday.
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16 Oct 5:46pm After census ruling, judges dismiss part of similar case
The Independent
A three-judge panel in Maryland has dismissed part of a case challenging the decision of President Donald Trump's administration to end data collection for the 2020 census early after the Supreme Court ruled the head count can end this week
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16 Oct 5:44pm Adviser: Trump tweet about Afghanistan withdrawal was a wish
The Independent
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Friday doubled down on his assertion that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan will shrink to 2,500 early next year, while suggesting that Trump’s vow to bring all forces home by Christmas was more a wish than a reality
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16 Oct 5:34pm County lines gangs: Three men talk about how they got lured in as kids and what changed
BBC
Three young men who were lured into drug gangs as children talk about how they turned their lives around.
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Student with al-Qaeda bomb-making guide on phone jailed for 3 years 16 Oct 5:30pm Updated Student with al-Qaeda bomb-making guide on phone jailed for 3 years
Daily Mail
Salim Youssoufi had made copies of different editions of al-Qaeda magazine while he lived in Italy before moving to Birmingham where police found the material was still on his phone.
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16 Oct 5:28pm US deported Venezuelans through third country despite risks
The Independent
The Trump administration stealthily deported an unknown number of Venezuelans through a third country, possibly violating U.S. laws and undermining U.S. warnings about the socialist government’s human rights record
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ICE detained 172 undocumented immigrants with deportation orders in sanctuary cities 16 Oct 5:28pm ICE detained 172 undocumented immigrants with deportation orders in sanctuary cities
Daily Mail
ICE conducted sweeps across Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York, last week, arresting 172 undocumented immigrants.
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Tab gets canned: Coca-Cola will cull its diet soda that became a 1970s icon 16 Oct 5:26pm Updated Tab gets canned: Coca-Cola will cull its diet soda that became a 1970s icon
Daily Mail
Coca-Cola on Friday announced it will phase out Tab as well as other under-performing products by the end of 2020 as it works to streamline its beverage lineup amid a challenging year.
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Woman, 61, blind in both eyes after stranger threw acid in her face 16 Oct 5:25pm Woman, 61, blind in both eyes after stranger threw acid in her face
Daily Mail
Helen Jones, 61, was walking to her car in Philadelphia on October 6 when a man approached her, asking if she was OK, then splashed chemicals in her face that burned her eyes and left her blind.
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16 Oct 5:24pm In head-to-head town halls, Biden beats Trump in audience
The Independent
It's not the tally that really matters, but Democrat Joe Biden scored something of an upset over President Donald Trump
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Boston news anchor is fired over Hubie Halloween cameo 16 Oct 5:22pm Updated Boston news anchor is fired over Hubie Halloween cameo
Daily Mail
Alaina Pinto announced on Twitter on Thursday that she was dismissed by WHDH-TV in Boston after making a cameo on Hubie Halloween, the Netflix comedy starring Adam Sandler.
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16 Oct 5:17pm Jersey City, Kushner reach accord in political bias lawsuit
The Independent
Jersey City has reached an agreement in a lawsuit by White House adviser Jared Kushner’s family’s company that claimed the city tried to sabotage a $900 million residential tower project out of political animosity toward Kushner’s father-in-law, President Donald Trump
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Ex Chicago PD chief Eddie Johnson had TEN drinks before he was found asleep at the wheel 16 Oct 5:12pm Updated Ex Chicago PD chief Eddie Johnson had TEN drinks before he was found asleep at the wheel
Daily Mail
Johnson was fired last December for lying about the October 16 incident. It involved him going to Ceres Bar in Chicago with Cynthia Donald, his security guard and driver.
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90% of Facebook and Twitter employee political donations is to Democrats 16 Oct 5:07pm Updated 90% of Facebook and Twitter employee political donations is to Democrats
Daily Mail
Of the $2.9million staff have donated to political campaigns and PACs this year, ninety percent went to Democrats and $222,000 went to Republicans.
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16 Oct 5:05pm New ad highlights Trump’s history of insulting Black women
The Independent
<p>The president rarely holds back an insult, but reserves special scorn for Black women, a new ad argues</p>
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16 Oct 5:00pm US election 2020: Early voting records smashed amid enthusiasm wave
BBC
Huge numbers of voters are casting ballots with less than three weeks to go until the election.
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16 Oct 4:55pm Updated Terror inquiry after teacher beheaded near Paris
BBC
The victim is said to have shown his pupils controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class.
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Coronavirus UK: Couples in hotspots BANNED from meeting indoors 16 Oct 4:53pm Updated Coronavirus UK: Couples in hotspots BANNED from meeting indoors
Daily Mail
Downing Street today insisted couples in coronavirus hotspots who do not live together must stick to social distancing rules if they meet up outside even if they are in long term relationships.
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16 Oct 4:53pm Woman who went viral for complimenting Trump’s smile during town hall will still vote for Biden
The Independent
<p>‘I believe Joe Biden will listen to the experts,’ says Paulette Dale</p>
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16 Oct 4:44pm Biden slams Trump for failing to condemn would-be kidnapping plot on Michigan governor: ‘Sort of behaviour you’d expect from Isis’
The Independent
At a speech in Michigan billed as remarks about the Affordable Care Act, Joe Biden paid tribute to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, following the recent discovery of the plot to kidnap her.
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16 Oct 4:43pm Teacher killed in France after showing class caricatures of Muhammad
The Guardian
Terror inquiry launched as police kill 18-year-old suspect who attacked teacher outside school in Paris suburb French police have shot dead a man who attacked and killed a teacher with a large kitchen knife near a school in a Paris suburb after he showed his class caricatures of the prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Officials announced immediately after the killing that it was being investigated by an anti-terror judge. President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday night that France’s battle against Islamic terrorism was “existential” and that the victim had been “assassinated”.
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16 Oct 4:36pm EPA letting some hazardous coal ash ponds stay open longer
The Independent
The Trump administration has finished work on a rollback that will let some hazardous coal-ash ponds stay in operation for years more and some unlined ponds stay open indefinitely
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16 Oct 4:29pm Meet the Nodding Lady, who stole the show at Trump’s town hall
The Independent
<p>The town hall was for undecided voters, but the Nodding Lady ran as for Congress as a pro-Trump independent</p>
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16 Oct 4:28pm Liverpool mayor pleas people follow Covid-19 rules as brother in ICU
The Guardian
Liverpool city region was first area to face tier 3 local lockdown restrictions in England
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16 Oct 4:27pm Travel ban: Can I visit Wales from Covid hotspots?
BBC
Rules banning people from entering Wales from coronavirus hotspots in the UK have come into force.
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Ex-Angels employee indicted in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs 16 Oct 4:27pm Ex-Angels employee indicted in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs
Daily Mail
Former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Texas for his role in distributing the fentanyl that led to the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
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October surprise! Michigan and Wisconsin see rare early snowfall this month 16 Oct 4:26pm October surprise! Michigan and Wisconsin see rare early snowfall this month
Daily Mail
October snow flurries in western and northern Michigan were reported for just the third time in recorded history and blizzard-like conditions were felt in central and north Wisconsin on Friday.
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16 Oct 4:26pm Wife of impeachment witness targeted by Trump hits out at president in new attack ad
The Independent
<p>‘The most powerful man in the world came after our family’</p>
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16 Oct 4:13pm Obama to start stumping for Biden in final weeks of election
The Independent
<p>And he’s kicking things off in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania</p>
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16 Oct 4:07pm Updated First lady lashes out at reports about friend who tell-all
The Independent
<p>Melania Trump is lashing out at those she describes as “self-serving adults” for focusing on her falling out with a friend and adviser</p>
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16 Oct 4:04pm Coronavirus: Manchester hospitals set to be overwhelmed within weeks as lockdown stand-off continues
The Independent
<p>Greater Manchester hospitals are seeing a rising tide of hospital admissions as political leaders argue over lockdown rules</p>
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16 Oct 4:03pm How many female world leaders are there?
The Independent
<p>Women’s parliamentary presence has more than doubled since 1995 – yet parity is nearly unheard of</p>
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Profanity filter is mocked after it bans innocent words from virtual paleontology Q&A  16 Oct 4:02pm Updated Profanity filter is mocked after it bans innocent words from virtual paleontology Q&A 
Daily Mail
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) hosted its annual meeting as a virtual event because of the pandemic.
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Donald Trump lashes out at endangered Maine Republican senator Susan Collins Amy Coney Barrett  16 Oct 4:00pm Updated Donald Trump lashes out at endangered Maine Republican senator Susan Collins Amy Coney Barrett 
Daily Mail
President Donald Trump went after embattled Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) on Twitter for saying she will vote against his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
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16 Oct 3:57pm DEA trainers accused of making ‘monkey noises’ among other claims of racial discrimination
The Independent
<p>‘Everybody knows what those sounds and noises stand for’</p>
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16 Oct 3:55pm US passes 8m coronavirus cases as death toll approaches 220,000
The Guardian
Trump claims virus will ‘peter out’ in country with most cases and highest death toll The US passed 8m recorded coronavirus cases on Friday, another unwelcome mark for the country with the
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16 Oct 3:50pm Man who attacked Virginia protesters avoids federal prison
The Independent
A California man who pleaded guilty to attacking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally and at a torch-lit march through the University of Virginia’s campus will avoid serving a term in federal prison
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16 Oct 3:47pm Trump should face manslaughter charges for ‘reckless’ coronavirus conduct, ex-murder prosecutor says
The Independent
<p>Former Manhattan attorney suggests president ‘recklessly’ avoided taking action to control Covid-19</p>
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16 Oct 3:41pm Updated Joshua to defend titles against Pulev in December
BBC
World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles against Kubrat Pulev on 12 December at The O2 in London.
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16 Oct 3:40pm Parks Service interns discover new species of 220-million-year-old reptile
The Independent
<p>The creature probably looked like a mashup of a chameleon and an anteater</p>
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Prank shows people tricking family and friends into believing they have $12MILLION in the bank 16 Oct 3:30pm Prank shows people tricking family and friends into believing they have $12MILLION in the bank
Daily Mail
Several pranksters are having fake automated attendants tell them that they have $12,616,290.56 in their checking account
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16 Oct 3:30pm Updated French terror inquiry as professor killed after showing class cartoons of Muhammad
The Guardian
Police kill 18-year-old suspect who attacked teacher outside school in Paris suburb French police have shot dead a man who attacked and killed a teacher with a large kitchen knife near a school in a Paris suburb after he showed his class caricatures of the prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Officials announced immediately after the killing that it was being investigated by an anti-terrorist judge, suggesting there was little doubt it was an act of terror. The education minister tweeted: “Our unity and our firmness are the only responses faced with the monstrosity of Islamic terrorism.”
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TFL is given 11th hour bailout as ministers hash out long-term deal 16 Oct 3:29pm Updated TFL is given 11th hour bailout as ministers hash out long-term deal
Daily Mail
The Government has agreed to extend its financial support of Transport for London which will keep it running for two weeks while negotiations on a new bailout continue.
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16 Oct 3:28pm Vaughn McClure: Veteran ESPN reporter found dead at 48 in Atlanta apartment
The Independent
<p>‘He will be missed dearly,’ says Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay</p>
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Ex-City boss who fleeced his firm for £3m fighting confiscation of £50,000 16 Oct 3:27pm Ex-City boss who fleeced his firm for £3m fighting confiscation of £50,000
Daily Mail
Simon Olver, 41, doctored paperwork to convince Industriel et Commercial to pay £2,941,166 into his personal bank account. He faces court proceedings to reclaim £70,000 of funds he has available.
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The lockdown debate: Krishnan Guru-Murthy will host Channel 4 discussion 16 Oct 3:27pm Updated The lockdown debate: Krishnan Guru-Murthy will host Channel 4 discussion
Daily Mail
Channel 4 today announced it would host an hour-long TV debate on the critical issues facing the nation amid the coronavirus pandemic on October 18 at 6pm.
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Instagram will prompt users to say if they have been paid to plug products 16 Oct 3:25pm Updated Instagram will prompt users to say if they have been paid to plug products
Daily Mail
Instagram influencers such as Rita Ora have been criticised over their use of the social media channel to promote products and services without identifying the posts as adverts.
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16 Oct 3:24pm AP source: FBI probing if emails part of influence operation
The Independent
The FBI is investigating whether emails that were published by the New York Post related to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, are connected to a possible Russian influence operation
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16 Oct 3:23pm Teenager armed with fake AR-15 rifle fatally shot by man in Texas
The Independent
<p>Two young men approached alleged shooter at apartment complex at around 2am</p>
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16 Oct 3:22pm For grateful NBC, Savannah Guthrie changes the subject
The Independent
NBC's Savannah Guthrie did more than just display her journalistic chops during Thursday's town hall event with President Donald Trump
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16 Oct 3:21pm Grandmother left blind following acid attack in Philadelphia, family says
The Independent
<p>‘When she looked up… he threw the stuff in her face and ran off,’ daughter says</p>
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Teen soccer practice brought to standstill by moose who shows off ball-dribbling skills 16 Oct 3:16pm Teen soccer practice brought to standstill by moose who shows off ball-dribbling skills
Daily Mail
A moose wandered onto a soccer field in Homer, Alaska, on Wednesday and decided to show off some of its skills, dribbling the ball before launching it some 20 feet toward the net.
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Ex-Angels employee Eric Kay indicted in the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs 16 Oct 3:03pm Ex-Angels employee Eric Kay indicted in the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs
Daily Mail
Former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Texas for his role in distributing the fentanyl that led to the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
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16 Oct 2:59pm West Ham sign Benrahma on loan with obligation to buy
BBC
West Ham sign Algeria winger Said Benrahma from Brentford in a deal that could rise to £30m.
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16 Oct 2:52pm Annual stone crab claw harvest begins in Florida
The Independent
Florida’s annual stone crab claw harvest has started amid new rules aimed at protecting future stocks and concerns about demand for claws due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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16 Oct 2:50pm Disney fires back at Elizabeth Warren in row over executive pay
The Independent
<p>Company calls senator’s open letter challenging reinstatement of executive pay ‘misinformed’</p>
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Coronavirus: Drinkers asked to sign disclaimers in Tier 3 Liverpool 16 Oct 2:48pm Coronavirus: Drinkers asked to sign disclaimers in Tier 3 Liverpool
Daily Mail
Drinkers in Liverpool are being asked to sign a disclaimer that they are from the same household in Tier Three lockdown. Pub manager Kyle Dottie said anger towards his staff is now 'unbearable'.
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16 Oct 2:48pm Tennessee lawmaker under fire after interview comments
The Independent
A Republican lawmaker from Chattanooga is under fire for comments made during a local TV interview in which he blamed “inner city” obesity partly on people eating fried chicken and criticized local police hiring practices
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16 Oct 2:46pm Northern Ireland ventures into ‘uncharted waters’ as new Covid-19 restrictions come into place
The Independent
<p>Having emerged from the first wave of the pandemic relatively unscathed, the country is now one of the hotspots of Europe - so what went wrong?</p>
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16 Oct 2:44pm Republican governor in Maryland casts write-in vote for Ronald Reagan
The Independent
<p>‘I thought it was important to just cast a vote that showed the kind of person I’d like to see in office’</p>
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16 Oct 2:44pm Awash in red ink: US posts record $3.1T 2020 budget deficit
The Independent
The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the previous record, as the coronavirus pandemic cut revenues and sent spending soaring
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16 Oct 2:37pm The Latest: Trump makes appeals to older voters in Florida
The Independent
President Donald Trump says he’s moving “heaven and earth” to protect older people from the coronavirus
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16 Oct 2:34pm Dog parades, free food and online meet-ups: What universities are doing for self-isolating students
The Independent
<p>Some slash money off rent, while others help make sure shelves are stocked</p>
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16 Oct 2:33pm Barack Obama’s former photographer launches scathing attack on Donald Trump
The Independent
<p>Pete Souza has become social media star taunting Mr Trump</p>
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Jihadi-wannabe student jailed for three years after being caught with al-Qaeda guide 16 Oct 2:29pm Jihadi-wannabe student jailed for three years after being caught with al-Qaeda guide
Daily Mail
Salim Youssoufi had made copies of different editions of al-Qaeda magazine while he lived in Italy before moving to Birmingham where police found the material was still on his phone.
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16 Oct 2:28pm US budget deficit spikes to record $3.1 trillion as coronavirus pandemic fuels massive debt increase
The Independent
The US budget deficit has hit an all-time record of $3.132 trillion during the 2020 fiscal year.
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16 Oct 2:25pm Farmer who went viral after carving Biden-Harris message into his soybean field says there’s more to the story
The Independent
<p>North Dakota voter reveals why he decided to share a message of support for the Democrats after Donald Trump’s trade wars cost his farm ‘a lot of money’</p>
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16 Oct 2:23pm Coronavirus: Hospital cancels most operations after surge of patients
The Independent
<p>Spread of coronavirus within hospital has led to beds and wards being closed in Nottingham</p>
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16 Oct 2:22pm Turkey, Ukraine sign military cooperation agreements
The Independent
Turkey and Ukraine have signed military cooperation agreements, deepening a defense partnership seen as an effort to counterbalance Russia’s dominance in the Black Sea region
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16 Oct 2:21pm Olive harvest in jeopardy as tensions rise at the West Bank
BBC
Tensions rise between Israeli settlers and Palestinians as the olive harvest begins in the West Bank.
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16 Oct 2:16pm Belgium imposes Covid curfew, closes bars and restaurants
The Independent
Belgium will tighten coronavirus restrictions from Monday in an effort to hold the disease in check
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Grandmother, 61, is blinded in both eyes after a stranger threw acid in her face 16 Oct 2:13pm Grandmother, 61, is blinded in both eyes after a stranger threw acid in her face
Daily Mail
Helen Jones, 61, was walking to her car in Philadelphia on October 6 when a man approached her, asking if she was OK, then splashed chemicals in her face that burned her eyes and left her blind.
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Babysitter sentenced to four years probation after twin toddlers drowned in her swimming pool 16 Oct 2:12pm Updated Babysitter sentenced to four years probation after twin toddlers drowned in her swimming pool
Daily Mail
Jennifer Salley, 37, was minding Elijah and Elyssa Orejuela at her Knoxville, Tennessee home back in July 2018 when she left them unsupervised in her pool.
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16 Oct 2:12pm Coronavirus: Calls to stop people from UK hotspots visiting Northern Ireland
The Independent
<p>Nation has one of highest seven-day rates in Europe, with 334 cases per 100,000 people</p>
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16 Oct 2:10pm Joe Rodon: Tottenham sign Wales centre-back from Swansea for £11m
BBC
Tottenham sign Wales centre-back Joe Rodon from Swansea for an initial £11m plus add-ons.
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Chris Christie says it was a mistake not to wear mask after Covid diagnosis 16 Oct 2:03pm Updated Chris Christie says it was a mistake not to wear mask after Covid diagnosis
Daily Mail
Former New Jersey Gov Chris Christie said he spent seven months being vigilant because he was more at risk of Covid due to his asthma but that he let his 'guard down' during the White House event.
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16 Oct 2:02pm Birmingham police officer charged with three common assaults
The Guardian
PC Declan Jones allegedly committed assaults during two stop and searches and an arrest
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16 Oct 1:59pm Phone of casino exec in trade secrets flap to be examined
The Independent
A forensic expert must examine the personal phone of an Atlantic City casino executive accused of taking valuable data on the Borgata’s top customers to his new job at a competing casino
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16 Oct 1:59pm Major Democratic group pulls out of Colorado Senate race
The Independent
A major Democratic group is ending its advertising in Colorado's closely watched Senate race
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16 Oct 1:59pm ‘Ground-breaking discovery’ reveals rain can move mountains, scientists say
The Independent
<p>Research shows atmospheric and solid earth processes are more intimately connected than previously realised, writes Harry Cockburn</p>
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Biden beats Trump in early TV ratings for rival town halls 16 Oct 1:58pm Updated Biden beats Trump in early TV ratings for rival town halls
Daily Mail
The early data shows that Biden's ABC News event attracted an audience of 12.7 million. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump drew 10.4 million viewers to his town hall broadcast on NBC.
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16 Oct 1:55pm Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears
The Independent
Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states are the latest worry for election officials and voters a little more than two weeks before Election Day
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16 Oct 1:49pm Updated Coronavirus infections still rising rapidly
BBC
The R number has crept up to 1.3-1.5, with growth of the epidemic still widespread.
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16 Oct 1:46pm Boris Johnson fluffs answer to question from father on childcare in local lockdown areas
The Independent
<p>Prime minister tells parent to ‘go on the website’ to check local restrictions</p>
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16 Oct 1:45pm Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to US
The Independent
U.S. authorities allege that Mexico’s foreign defense minister helped smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States in exchange for bribes
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16 Oct 1:42pm Who’d be Northern, eh? Anybody in their right mind
The Independent
<p>‘Don’t come north, it’s full of coronavirus’ – we’re used to this North-South divide but we’re proud of where we’re from, and if we get knocked down, we get up again</p>
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16 Oct 1:34pm Amy Coney Barrett calls climate change ‘contentious’. Why that could be catastrophic for fighting the crisis
The Independent
<p>&nbsp;‘I mean, I’ve read things about climate change. I would not say that I have firm views on it,’ Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, said this week</p>
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16 Oct 1:31pm Lie detection technique used by police is ‘dangerous’ and could be helping liars, study suggests
The Independent
<p>Researchers are warning technique should not be used in practice by police officers, writes Conrad Duncan</p>
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Leo Moosi? Teen soccer practice brought to standstill by moose who shows off ball-dribbling skills 16 Oct 1:30pm Leo Moosi? Teen soccer practice brought to standstill by moose who shows off ball-dribbling skills
Daily Mail
A moose wandered onto a soccer field in Homer, Alaska, on Wednesday and decided to show off some of its skills, dribbling the ball before launching it some 20 feet toward the net.
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16 Oct 1:30pm Stabbing attack reported near Paris
BBC
The suspected attacker was shot dead by police north-west of the French capital, media reports say.
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Coronavirus England: R rate DROPS for second week 16 Oct 1:25pm Coronavirus England: R rate DROPS for second week
Daily Mail
The UK's chief scientific officer Sir Patrick Vallance said in a TV briefing today that social distancing and lockdown rules are keeping the R rate lower than it was in the spring outbreak.
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16 Oct 1:25pm Arson investigator, arson suspect fatally shot in Houston
The Independent
Houston police and fire officials say an arson investigator and an arson suspect were killed during a shootout early Friday in Houston after the investigator pursued the suspect
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£1,200-a-week Scottish cottage where PM stayed booked until May 2021 16 Oct 1:24pm £1,200-a-week Scottish cottage where PM stayed booked until May 2021
Daily Mail
A remote Scottish holiday cottage where Boris Johnson stayed during the pandemic has been booked up by staycationers who want to holiday like the PM until May 2021.
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Lincoln Continental that carried JFK sells for $375,000 at auction 16 Oct 1:24pm Lincoln Continental that carried JFK sells for $375,000 at auction
Daily Mail
The 1963 Lincoln Continental was used to chauffeur the President, Jackie Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally on the morning of the fateful day of November 22.
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South African town braces for racial violence over farm killing 16 Oct 1:23pm Updated South African town braces for racial violence over farm killing
Daily Mail
The killing of Brendin Horner has led to riots in the town of Senekal where white protesters waving 'Boer Lives Matter' banners stormed the courthouse and fired shots last week.
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CCTV that blocks people from entering shop if they are not wearing a mask is being set up across UK 16 Oct 1:22pm CCTV that blocks people from entering shop if they are not wearing a mask is being set up across UK
Daily Mail
The cameras, which have already been installed in a garden centre in West Yorkshire, use artificial intelligence to determine if a person walking towards the shop doors if wearing a face covering.
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16 Oct 1:21pm Mitt Romney calls Trump’s refusal to denounce QAnon ‘absurd and dangerous’
The Independent
<p>'You're the president. You're not like someone's crazy uncle who can retweet whatever,' NBC’s Savannah Guthrie told president</p>
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16 Oct 1:17pm Coronavirus: Remdesivir has ‘little or no’ effect on patients’ survival chances, WHO study suggests
The Independent
<p>The results are ‘disappointingly unpromising’, the UN body says</p>
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16 Oct 1:13pm VIRUS DIARY: Becoming a car owner in middle age, abruptly
The Independent
It rolled off the car carrier in Brooklyn
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16 Oct 1:08pm UK is still a nation of traditionalists when it comes to pastimes, poll finds
The Independent
<p>Quarter of those surveyed said they picked up a hobby from an older relative</p>
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16 Oct 1:02pm 2 drug legalization measures on Oregon ballot
The Independent
War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing a ballot measure that would legalize controlled, therapeutic use in Oregon of psilocybin mushrooms
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16 Oct 12:59pm Man can drop part of name denoting slave ancestry, Tunisian court rules
The Guardian
Case expected to open door for others wanting to drop ‘atig’ or ‘liberated by’ from their name
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16 Oct 12:58pm Bristol will step in to play Premiership final if Wasps are ruled out by Covid-19
BBC
Wasps will be replaced by Bristol in the Premiership final on 24 October if a coronavirus outbreak means they cannot play, says Premiership Rugby.
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16 Oct 12:57pm QAnon supporters behind canceled fundraiser give Trump $1M
The Independent
President Donald Trump recently accepted $1 million from a couple whose vocal support for the QAnon conspiracy theory led to the cancellation of a fundraiser they were supposed to host for Vice President Mike Pence last month
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16 Oct 12:55pm Chicago officer sues former police chief for sexual assault
The Independent
<p>Lawsuit said-once popular police chief pressured female officer into unwanted sexual acts over three year period</p>
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16 Oct 12:53pm What is Joe Biden planning for his presidency? Five major policies
The Independent
<p>Resisting some of the progressive left’s more hardline ideas, the Democratic candidate is still striking out boldly</p>
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16 Oct 12:51pm Israel settlement plans draw international condemnation
The Independent
European countries are condemning Israeli plans to build thousands of settler homes in the occupied West Bank as approvals for constructions hit a record high in 2020
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16 Oct 12:46pm Headie One tops album chart with debut album, Edna
BBC
The first British rap debut to top the charts this year is dedicated to the star's late mother.
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Andy Burnham centre-stage again after failed Labour leadership bids 16 Oct 12:45pm Updated Andy Burnham centre-stage again after failed Labour leadership bids
Daily Mail
He has been dubbed the King in the North, but Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham - accused of holding the government to ransom over coronavirus - has not always had power
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Coronavirus UK: What are the rules for London from Saturday? 16 Oct 12:39pm Updated Coronavirus UK: What are the rules for London from Saturday?
Daily Mail
New Tier Two restrictions will affect residents in London, Essex, Elmbridge in Surrey, Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, York and the Derbyshire areas Erewash, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton play Pictionary with pupils in Pakistan 16 Oct 12:38pm Prince William and Kate Middleton play Pictionary with pupils in Pakistan
Daily Mail
Kensington Royal Instagram has posted an adorable video of Prince William and Kate Middleton, 38, playing Pictionary with pupils in Pakistan via video call - one year after their visit.
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FEMAIL answers your questions for those looking for love in a Tier 2 lockdown 16 Oct 12:38pm FEMAIL answers your questions for those looking for love in a Tier 2 lockdown
Daily Mail
Working on budding relationships or wading through the dating world was already tough enough, and now new coronavirus restrictions in England mean it's even more difficult.
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16 Oct 12:37pm Updated AP FACT CHECK: Trump flubs study on masks and coronavirus
The Independent
President Donald Trump has been known to brush off the importance of wearing a mask to prevent COVID-19
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16 Oct 12:36pm Trump falsely cites coronavirus study: ‘85% of people wearing a mask catch it, ok?’
The Independent
President Donald Trump has been known to brush off the importance of wearing a mask to prevent COVID-19
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John Lewis to cut costs by £300million and build rental homes 16 Oct 12:34pm Updated John Lewis to cut costs by £300million and build rental homes
Daily Mail
The John Lewis Partnership says it wants to streamline its head office and operations as part of a new five year growth strategy - which it hopes will push profits to £400million by 2025.
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Coronavirus UK: Locked-down students at Bristol and Edinburgh protest campus restrictions 16 Oct 12:34pm Coronavirus UK: Locked-down students at Bristol and Edinburgh protest campus restrictions
Daily Mail
Students at Bristol and Edinburgh are complaining about the coronavirus restrictions, with some calling for refunds and a rent strike while others blast 'expensive fines' for rule-breaking.
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Two Syracuse University students die within 48 hours of each other 16 Oct 12:32pm Two Syracuse University students die within 48 hours of each other
Daily Mail
John 'Jack' Lundin, from Tuckahoe, New York, died on Wednesday night, just a day after Trevor Pierce was struck by a school trolley.
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16 Oct 12:30pm Manic Street Preachers help disabled singer Ali Hirsz pay for surgery
BBC
The band donated money to disabled singer Ali Hirsz, after Covid-19 left her out of work.
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16 Oct 12:30pm On Coronavirus and Brexit, Boris Johnson is a prisoner of his own artless drivel
The Independent
<p>Where it all leaves us, who knows. Coronavirus is resurgent, and the nation is too fractured, fed up and confused to care. Whatever happens with Brexit, well, that’s a mystery too</p>
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16 Oct 12:28pm Coronavirus: Scientific adviser warns Boris Johnson action to beat disease must be ‘fast and hard’
The Independent
<p>Baseline Tier 3 measures not enough to quash outbreak, says Sir Patrick Vallance</p>
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Black man sues gas station after attendant refused to sell him gasoline 16 Oct 12:25pm Black man sues gas station after attendant refused to sell him gasoline
Daily Mail
Dominique DeWeese, a father and educator from Portland, is suing Jay's Garage for $350,000, claiming that he was racially discriminated by a white attendant who refused to sell him gas.
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16 Oct 12:24pm Feds unveil plan to get coronavirus shots to nursing homes
The Independent
Federal health officials are unveiling a plan to get approved coronavirus shots to nursing home residents free of cost, with the aid of two national pharmacy chains
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Dog jumps on ambulance to follow ill owner to hospital in Brazil 16 Oct 12:23pm Updated Dog jumps on ambulance to follow ill owner to hospital in Brazil
Daily Mail
The cute pup hopped onto the rear bumper of the ambulance and waited patiently before being let in by the paramedics in Brazil.
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16 Oct 12:23pm Extend London congestion charge zone to Clapham and Catford, TfL told
The Guardian
Sadiq Khan says government’s proposals to plug capital’s Covid-ravaged finances are ‘not right’
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16 Oct 12:22pm Paul Pogba: Man Utd trigger one-year contract extension
BBC
Manchester United trigger the one-year option on Paul Pogba's contract, extending his deal at Old Trafford until 2022.
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16 Oct 12:21pm Impatient Democrats want Biden to do more in Texas
The Independent
Democrats in Texas are pressing Joe Biden to make a harder run at Texas with less than three weeks until Election Day
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16 Oct 12:20pm Government enables more health workers to administer flu and Covid vaccines
The Independent
<p>Ministers hope changes will help quick role out of potential coronavirus vaccine</p>
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16 Oct 12:17pm John Lewis to become major housebuilder in £300m overhaul
The Independent
<p>Partnership plans to build homes at 20 of its sites across the UK</p>
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16 Oct 12:11pm Thai police fire water cannon at Bangkok monarchy protests
The Guardian
Pro-democracy demonstrators assemble for second day in defiance of security crackdown
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16 Oct 12:07pm Mexico’s former defence secretary arrested in US on drug trafficking and money laundering charges
The Independent
<p>&nbsp;General Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested at Lost Angeles International Airport on Thursday&nbsp;</p>
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16 Oct 12:07pm Coronavirus: Major hospital to turn patients away as it is stretched to ‘its limits’
The Independent
<p><strong>Exclusive: </strong>Bosses at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) Trust tell <i>The Independent</i> they would be “closing the front door” of its three main hospitals to non-emergency patients for the first time</p>
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16 Oct 12:04pm After Isis, Yazidi women forced to leave their children behind
The Guardian
Mothers who have returned to Iraq without their children say they would rather be back in the hell of their former lives
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16 Oct 12:00pm GOP, Dems hope Supreme Court fight bolsters Senate prospects
The Independent
Senate Democrats and Republicans both think the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation battle will help them in this fall's elections
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16 Oct 11:58am Reports: Turkey tests Russian-made S-400 defense system
The Independent
Turkish media reports say NATO-member Turkey has tested its Russian-made advanced air defense missile system, raising the specter of a new standoff with the United States
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16 Oct 11:56am Indian man wrongly declared dead and put in freezer has died
The Independent
<p>The 74-year-old man was rescued from a freezer on Wednesday after being found alive</p>
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16 Oct 11:46am Updated Boris Johnson tells UK: prepare for a no-deal Brexit
The Guardian
Prime minister says EU must change its approach to talks if deal to be reached
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16 Oct 11:40am Updated Man denied £1.7m payout by Betfred takes fight to High Court
BBC
Andy Green is suing bookmaker Betfred after it refused to pay up, citing a software error.
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16 Oct 11:38am Town hall ratings: Biden beats Trump in early figures for rival election events
The Independent
<p>The former vice president appears to have bested Donald Trump at his own game, according to early ratings released by the major networks</p>
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Coronavirus UK: Hospitality firm is fined £1,000 for not displaying NHS Covid QR code 16 Oct 11:35am Updated Coronavirus UK: Hospitality firm is fined £1,000 for not displaying NHS Covid QR code
Daily Mail
Two further Health and Safety Notices have been served by Cllr Mark Hawthorne's Gloucestershire County Council for businesses not having adequate 'Covid-secure' measures in place.
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16 Oct 11:34am Tier 3 lockdown: Leaders demand answers over why gyms can be open in Lancashire but not Liverpool
The Independent
<p>Lancashire moves into toughest level of restrictions due to ‘unrelenting rise’ in cases</p>
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London Tube, train and bus staff are told to prepare for total SHUTDOWN 16 Oct 11:34am Updated London Tube, train and bus staff are told to prepare for total SHUTDOWN
Daily Mail
Sadiq Khan faced fury over suggestions ministers have made extending the congestion zone a condition of the latest cash injection to keep Transport for London from grinding to a halt.
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16 Oct 11:29am Nearly 2,000 students at universities in the North East test positive for coronavirus
The Independent
<p>Outbreak on campuses in and around Newcastle continues steadily</p>
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Boris Johnson issues coronavirus plea to Andy Burnham 16 Oct 11:28am Boris Johnson issues coronavirus plea to Andy Burnham
Daily Mail
Mr Johnson told Mr Burnham that 'time is of the essence' as the premier addressed a press conference in Downing Street this afternoon.
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Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot: Photo of 14th militiaman charged 16 Oct 11:28am Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot: Photo of 14th militiaman charged
Daily Mail
Brian Higgins, 51, from Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, was charged with material support of an act of terrorism which carries a 20 year prison sentence.
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Publican fined $10,000 for COVID breaches vows to fight the penalty 16 Oct 11:28am Publican fined $10,000 for COVID breaches vows to fight the penalty
Daily Mail
A distraught publican has conceded he will have to close the doors of his country pub after he was fined $10,000 for breaching COVID restrictions.
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Coronavirus US: Daily cases hit 63k as total infections close to 8m 16 Oct 11:25am Updated Coronavirus US: Daily cases hit 63k as total infections close to 8m
Daily Mail
The number of cases across the United States spiked to more than 63,000 on Thursday, which is a toll not seen since mid-August.
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16 Oct 11:23am Taliban to suspend assault after US pledges to halt strikes
The Independent
The Taliban say they agreed to suspend attacks in southern Afghanistan that displaced thousands this week, but only after the U.S. promised to halt airstrikes in support of Afghan forces in the latest fighting in Helmand province
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16 Oct 11:23am ‘Deplorable’: UK government condemns alleged Russian disinformation about Oxford coronavirus vaccine
The Independent
<p>Fake memes spread online depict recipients turning into chimpanzees</p>
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ESPN NFL reporter Vaughn McClure found dead at his Atlanta apartment at age 48 16 Oct 11:22am ESPN NFL reporter Vaughn McClure found dead at his Atlanta apartment at age 48
Daily Mail
Vaughn McClure, 48, died this week at his apartment in Atlanta, Georgia. No cause of death has been released for the ESPN NFL reporter, who has been covering the Atlanta Falcons since 2013.
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Heart-stopping moment learner motorcyclist slams into pedestrian sending them both crashing to road 16 Oct 11:19am Updated Heart-stopping moment learner motorcyclist slams into pedestrian sending them both crashing to road
Daily Mail
The collision on the A23 in Coulsdon, London was captured on dashcam yesterday by truck driver Constantin Vlase and shared online as a warning to look both ways when crossing the road.
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16 Oct 11:18am Cunningham outraises Tillis, enters October with less cash
The Independent
In North Carolina's U.S. Senate race, Democrat Cal Cunningham raised far more than Republican Sen. Thom Tillis
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16 Oct 11:11am American exceptionalism gives voters a false sense of security about the election
The Independent
<p>Trump has repeatedly refused to agree to a peaceful transition of power&nbsp;</p>
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Steve Bing had $100k Amex bill when he jumped from 27th floor of his apartment building 16 Oct 11:10am Steve Bing had $100k Amex bill when he jumped from 27th floor of his apartment building
Daily Mail
Prior to his death on June 22, Steve Bing, 55, had an estimated net worth of $590 million, according to various reports. However, his estate was valued at just $337,000.
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Chiefs Super Bowl LIV ring is put up for auction by a former practice squad player 16 Oct 11:08am Updated Chiefs Super Bowl LIV ring is put up for auction by a former practice squad player
Daily Mail
A Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LIV ring has been put up for auction by former practice squad player Mike Weber and bidding has already hit $60,000 as of Friday morning.
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16 Oct 11:04am Some businesses opening, expanding despite pandemic hurdles
The Independent
The odds of success with a new business are always precarious
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16 Oct 11:01am Three in 10 women have endured neck pain during lockdown after increased gadget use, poll suggests
The Independent
<p>More than half of those surveyed admitted they spend 'too much’ time on digital devices&nbsp;</p>
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16 Oct 11:00am Updated Trump out-raised, outgunned by Biden in final stretch
The Independent
President Donald Trump was out-raised by Democrat Joe Biden in September and is being outgunned financially by his rival with just weeks to go until Election Day
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How Devon, Oxford and Coventry all have higher Covid-19 infection rates than London 16 Oct 10:59am Updated How Devon, Oxford and Coventry all have higher Covid-19 infection rates than London
Daily Mail
Numerous parts of the South West have higher per-person infection rates than the capital city, likely brought up by university outbreaks in cities including Exeter, Bristol and Bath.
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Boris Johnson slams Andy Burnham over Manchester lockdown 16 Oct 10:57am Updated Boris Johnson slams Andy Burnham over Manchester lockdown
Daily Mail
The PM - who will address the country again at a 4pm press conference - sent a stark message to mayor Andy Burnham and Tory 'Red Wall' MPs after a deal was announced to extend Tier Three curbs.
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Pfizer says it could apply for use of its coronavirus vaccine by late November 16 Oct 10:57am Updated Pfizer says it could apply for use of its coronavirus vaccine by late November
Daily Mail
On Friday, Pfizer said it is waiting for data on its coronavirus vaccine's effectiveness, safety and ability to be consistently manufactured, which is expected by the third week of November.
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16 Oct 10:55am Bolsonaro ally caught hiding £4,500 between his buttocks during police raid
The Independent
<p>Anti-corruption officers spotted ‘large, rectangular bulge’ in Chico Rodrigues’ shorts</p>
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Pub fight turns nasty after reveller hits two young women with their UTE following angry exchange 16 Oct 10:52am Updated Pub fight turns nasty after reveller hits two young women with their UTE following angry exchange
Daily Mail
Detectives investigating incident after 18-year-old Alexis Tate and 23-year-old Georgia Moloney, were allegedly pinned to the wall of the Crown Hotel in Collie, Western Australia by a ute driver.
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16 Oct 10:52am Virus hits beach resort, as pandemic surges in Argentina
The Independent
Hundreds of Argentine flags dotted the sand of a beach at the Mar del Plata resort, a poignant memorial to the victims of the novel coronavirus in one of this South American country’s virus hotspots
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16 Oct 10:50am ‘Take this seriously’: Chris Christie reveals he spent a week in ICU after catching Coronavirus
The Independent
<p>‘No one should be happy to get the virus and no one should be cavalier about being infected or infecting others’</p>
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16 Oct 10:46am Sturgeon pleads with Celtic and Rangers fans not to gather to watch Old Firm clash
The Independent
<p>First minister urges fans to stay home this weekend while clubs play behind closed doors&nbsp;</p>
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Twitter does a U-turn and starts allowing people to share Biden Ukraine story again 16 Oct 10:45am Updated Twitter does a U-turn and starts allowing people to share Biden Ukraine story again
Daily Mail
Twitter will no longer remove hacked content and instead will label Tweets to provide context after Republicans threatened to subpoena CEO Jack Dorsey for shutting down accounts.
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16 Oct 10:42am US retail sales grow for 5th month in a row
The Independent
Retail sales rose strongly in September as Americans spent more on clothing, cars and sporting goods
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Seventeen Kiwis who touched down in Sydney from New Zealand have been detained in Melbourne 16 Oct 10:42am Updated Seventeen Kiwis who touched down in Sydney from New Zealand have been detained in Melbourne
Daily Mail
Seventeen Kiwis have been detained after flying into Melbourne on day one of the trans-Tasman travel bubble.
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Tiffany Trump attends Town Hall after celebrating her birthday in Miami 16 Oct 10:41am Updated Tiffany Trump attends Town Hall after celebrating her birthday in Miami
Daily Mail
Tiffany Trump attended President Trump's town hall event in Miami, Florida, on Thursday night after spending the week partying and celebrating her 27th birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic
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16 Oct 10:39am US industrial production fell a sharp 0.6% in September
The Independent
U.S. industrial production fell 0.6% in September, the weakest showing since spring and a sign that the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession may be faltering just as confirmed viral infections are resurging in much of the country
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16 Oct 10:38am ‘He has to say that’: Trump gives Chris Christie cover for saying he was ‘wrong’ to not mask up at White House
The Independent
<p>‘I was wrong not to wear a mask at the Amy Coney Barrett announcement and I was wrong not to wear a mask at my multiple debate prep sessions with the president,’ longtime Trump ally said</p>
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Coronavirus UK: Locked-down students at Bristol University are set to go on rent strike 16 Oct 10:29am Coronavirus UK: Locked-down students at Bristol University are set to go on rent strike
Daily Mail
Bristol University is enforcing lockdowns on two halls of residence after 725 students tested positive for Covid-19, according to the latest figures.
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16 Oct 10:28am US election: Trump outgunned by Biden in final stretch as ex-VP raises almost $250m in September
The Independent
President Donald Trump was out-raised by Democrat Joe Biden in September and is being outgunned financially by his rival with just weeks to go until Election Day
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16 Oct 10:28am Boy, 9, died after changing room locker fell on him, inquest hears
The Independent
<p>‘This tragedy should never have happened’ say parents</p>
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16 Oct 10:26am Why most home health aides ‘can’t afford not to work’ – even without PPE
The Guardian
Home health caregivers have been key to the Covid response – but they often work for low wages and without overtime, hazard pay, sick leave or insurance
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Russia spreads fake news claiming Oxford coronavirus vaccine will turn people into MONKEYS 16 Oct 10:26am Updated Russia spreads fake news claiming Oxford coronavirus vaccine will turn people into MONKEYS
Daily Mail
The Russian smear campaign aims to spread fear about the vaccine with ridiculous claims that it will turn people into apes because it uses a chimpanzee virus.
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Students are told they will be punished if they stay in bed after 8am in China 16 Oct 10:22am Students are told they will be punished if they stay in bed after 8am in China
Daily Mail
Undergraduates must not sleep past 8am while Master's students are given an extra hour in bed in an educational institution in Shanghai. The news has sparked heated discussions.
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Suspect Mario Pope is charged with attempted rape of woman, 85, in Brooklyn 16 Oct 10:16am Suspect Mario Pope is charged with attempted rape of woman, 85, in Brooklyn
Daily Mail
Mario Pope, 25, was arrested just hours after the attempted rape at around 9.30am in an apartment building on Ridge Boulevard in the neighborhood of Bay Ridge.
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16 Oct 10:09am Updated WHO: Study finds 4 drugs have little to no effect on COVID
The Independent
The U.N. health agency says the world’s largest randomized trial of COVID-19 treatments found “conclusive evidence” that remdesivir, a drug used to treat U.S. President Donald Trump when he fell ill, has little or no effect on severe cases
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16 Oct 10:09am Pfizer: Mid-November earliest it can seek virus vaccine OK
The Independent
Pfizer CEO says it can't seek emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine before the third week of November — and that's if everything goes well
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16 Oct 10:09am Remdesivir: Covid drug taken by Trump has ‘little to no effect’, says WHO
The Independent
The U.N. health agency says the world’s largest randomized trial of COVID-19 treatments found “conclusive evidence” that remdesivir, a drug used to treat U.S. President Donald Trump when he fell ill, has little or no effect on severe cases
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16 Oct 10:06am ‘A senator from Iowa should know the price of soybeans’: Republican faces awkward moment at debates
The Independent
<p>Moderator tells senator after she deflects on question about soybean prices: ‘You should know this’</p>
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16 Oct 10:05am Updated UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden influencer ads
The Independent
British regulators said Friday that Instagram will clamp down on “hidden advertising” by social media influencers
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Physios and paramedics will be trained to deliver flu and Covid-19 jabs 16 Oct 10:03am Physios and paramedics will be trained to deliver flu and Covid-19 jabs
Daily Mail
Currently, only doctors, pharmacists and some nurses are legally allowed to administer vaccines in the UK. But new laws passed today give the ability to more health workers, including physios.
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16 Oct 10:02am Updated Merkel: EU summit on China called off as virus resurges
The Independent
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a planned European Union summit on the bloc's China policy that was to be held in Berlin next month has been called off because of the resurgent coronavirus pandemic
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16 Oct 10:02am Coronavirus: EU summit on China called off as second wave sweeps Europe
The Independent
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a planned European Union summit on the bloc's China policy that was to be held in Berlin next month has been called off because of the resurgent coronavirus pandemic
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Coronavirus: Government adviser says country should be shut around EVERY school holiday 16 Oct 10:02am Updated Coronavirus: Government adviser says country should be shut around EVERY school holiday
Daily Mail
A senior government adviser has argued for a 'whole series' of circuit breakers planned around when schools break up to cause minimum disruption to schoolchildren.
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16 Oct 10:02am Britain moves closer to Covid-19 vaccine ‘human challenge’ trials that infect volunteers
The Independent
<p>British biotech firms have signed contract with government to create strains of coronavirus</p>
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16 Oct 10:00am Dutch state broadcaster pulls logo from vans after attacks
The Guardian
NOS takes unprecedented step amid far-right risk, saying ‘journalism is under attack’
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16 Oct 10:00am Updated Racial tensions rise in South Africa over farm killing
The Independent
A tense standoff between a group of white farmers and Black activists gripped the eastern South African town of Senekal Friday, as two men accused of killing a white farm manager were to appear in court
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16 Oct 10:00am Brendin Horner: Racial tensions rise in South Africa over killing of white farmer
The Independent
A tense standoff between a group of white farmers and Black activists gripped the eastern South African town of Senekal Friday, as two men accused of killing a white farm manager were to appear in court
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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is charged with conspiracy 16 Oct 9:54am Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is charged with conspiracy
Daily Mail
The 65-year-old is said to have accepted at least £42million from the late Libyan dictator. It follows his earlier charges of 'corruption', 'concealment of embezzled public funds' and 'illicit financing'.
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British Airways is fined £20m after 2018 data breach 16 Oct 9:52am Updated British Airways is fined £20m after 2018 data breach
Daily Mail
BA has been fined £20million by the Information Commissioner's Office for failing to protect the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 of its customers.
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16 Oct 9:52am Trump administration denies California disaster relief funds to deal with wildfires
The Independent
<p>Decision came as president called on California voters to back him for reelection</p>
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16 Oct 9:47am ‘Our hell’: One year on from Lebanon’s October Revolution, the best option for many is leaving
The Independent
<p>‘There are two classes of people left in Lebanon, those stuck in a deep hole and those looting the country’ activist tells Bel Trew</p>
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16 Oct 9:45am Updated AP-NORC poll: Voters see the nation as fundamentally divided
The Independent
The overwhelming majority of American voters believe the nation is deeply divided over its most important values, and many have doubts about the health of the democracy itself
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16 Oct 9:44am Updated Europe lockdown: New coronavirus rules country-by-country
BBC
What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks?
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16 Oct 9:44am 2020 election poll: Biden more trusted than Trump on coronavirus and SCOTUS nominations
The Independent
The overwhelming majority of American voters believe the nation is deeply divided over its most important values, and many have doubts about the health of the democracy itself
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NXIVM: Clare Bronfman asks for early release due to liver disorder 16 Oct 9:38am Updated NXIVM: Clare Bronfman asks for early release due to liver disorder
Daily Mail
Lawyers for Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman, 42, have asked for an early prison release because of a liver disorder after she was sentenced to almost seven years behind bars last month.
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16 Oct 9:33am Pret a Manger to cut 400 more jobs as coronavirus restrictions tighten
The Independent
<p>Coffee and sandwich chain axes staff just two months after making 2,800 redundancies</p>
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16 Oct 9:31am Updated Covid: Lancashire to move to highest alert level
BBC
The move follows intensive talks, with pubs, bars and car boot sales closing while gyms stay open.
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Ellen DeGeneres flips Bali-inspired Montecito home, listing it for $39.9M after buying it for $27M 16 Oct 9:31am Updated Ellen DeGeneres flips Bali-inspired Montecito home, listing it for $39.9M after buying it for $27M
Daily Mail
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi recently put the four-bedroom, five bathroom California home, dubbed Salt Hill, up for sale with its mountain views, infinity pool and Pickleball court.
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16 Oct 9:29am Neo-Nazi teenager admits encouraging terror attacks with propaganda poster campaign
The Independent
<p>Harry Vaughan was an ‘A* student’, court hears as police warn over dangers of online radicalisation</p>
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16 Oct 9:27am Rocker Lenny Kravitz looks back to when he found his voice
The Independent
Lenny Kravitz is a man of extremes — as he readily admits
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British anti-maskers refuse to wear face coverings on German flight 16 Oct 9:25am British anti-maskers refuse to wear face coverings on German flight
Daily Mail
Charisse Burchatt posted the controversial selfie of herself and two women on Twitter having apparently just won a 'stand off' with airport staff in Berlin.
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Serbian man in Calais offers to smuggle undercover reporter into UK 16 Oct 9:22am Serbian man in Calais offers to smuggle undercover reporter into UK
Daily Mail
The undercover reporter for ITV told the smuggler, who calls himself Marko Hooman, during a meeting in a cafe in Calais that he had family in Birmingham who 'have money'.
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16 Oct 9:19am Putin offers short extension to nuclear arms treaty as Trump seeks pre-election deal
The Independent
<p>Proposal to extend New Start accommodates Donald Trump’s wishes for a big treaty before November 3 election — without giving too much away &nbsp;</p>
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16 Oct 9:14am Bale will probably make second Tottenham debut against West Ham - Mourinho
BBC
Gareth Bale will "probably" make his second debut for Tottenham against West Ham on Sunday, says manager Jose Mourinho.
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16 Oct 9:12am Estimated 5,000 Cape fur seal foetuses spotted on Namibian coast
The Guardian
Scientists searching for reasons fear breeding cycle will be disrupted for years to come An estimated 5,000 Cape fur seal foetuses have been found along the shores of Namibia, a large portion of the expected new pup arrivals. The bodies were spotted by Naude Dreyer of Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN), who flew his drone over Walvis Bay’s Pelican Point seal colony on 5 October and counted hundreds of bodies. “This is tragic, as it makes up a large portion of the new pup arrivals expected in late November,” he
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16 Oct 9:08am Arrest of former Mexican defense minister shakes military
The Independent
The arrest of Mexico’s former defense minister in Los Angeles on drug and money laundering charges shakes one of the few Mexican institutions that had maintained the confidence of the people
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16 Oct 9:07am Canadian FM sees exiled Belarus opposition figure in Vilnius
The Independent
Canada’s foreign minister has met top Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who is in exile in Lithuania, and pledged support for her
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Man who beat dog to avenge ex has sentence reduced after appeal 16 Oct 9:06am Man who beat dog to avenge ex has sentence reduced after appeal
Daily Mail
The man on Thursday partly won his sentence appeal in the NSW District Court, which reduced his community corrections order and ban on owning pets from two years to 11 months.
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Disney fights back at Elizabeth Warren in row over executive pay 16 Oct 9:00am Disney fights back at Elizabeth Warren in row over executive pay
Daily Mail
Bosses at Walt Disney Co. had taken salary cuts during the coronavirus pandemic but Warren criticized them for restoring pay and making other decisions benefitting shareholderd.
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16 Oct 8:52am Different universes: A combative Trump and a deliberate Biden spar from afar
The Independent
<p>The forum took place after Trump’s refusal to participate in a virtual debate with Joe Biden</p>
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16 Oct 8:51am Unemployment claims jump to 898,000, a sign the US recovery could be stalling
The Independent
<p>Latest figures show the largest increase in first-time jobless applications since August</p>
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Serco announces £25m profits boost after landing contract extensions to provide Test and Trace sites 16 Oct 8:50am Updated Serco announces £25m profits boost after landing contract extensions to provide Test and Trace sites
Daily Mail
Serco bosses said profit increases were 'an indication of customer's satisfaction with the quality of work delivered' as part of the £12bn committed by the Government to the Test and Trace system.
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16 Oct 8:49am BAME people more likely to die from Covid than white people – study
The Guardian
ONS update also shows that males have higher death rate than females
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Shocking moment Rolls-Royce driver smashes into £160,000 Lamborghini before fleeing the scene 16 Oct 8:45am Updated Shocking moment Rolls-Royce driver smashes into £160,000 Lamborghini before fleeing the scene
Daily Mail
Footage shows the moment a Rolls-Royce Ghost smashed into the rear of a red Lamborghini Urus in Walsal, West Midlands, on Tuesday. A police hunt is underway for the Rolls driver who fled.
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Police officer repeatedly stabbed by knifeman in Southampton 16 Oct 8:42am Updated Police officer repeatedly stabbed by knifeman in Southampton
Daily Mail
The officer, 43, suffered wounds to his neck and arm following a lengthy struggle with a man at a block of flats in Portswood Road, Southampton.
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Sean Emmett and his third wife attend inquest into death of second 16 Oct 8:38am Updated Sean Emmett and his third wife attend inquest into death of second
Daily Mail
Sean Emmett, 50, today prepared to give his version of events about the night Abigail Elson, 27, died. His current wife Lana Saoud, 29, listened as a transcript from a 999 call she made was read.
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Pret A Manger will cut another 400 jobs and close six more shops two months after 2,800 were axed 16 Oct 8:35am Updated Pret A Manger will cut another 400 jobs and close six more shops two months after 2,800 were axed
Daily Mail
Pret A Manger has said it plans to shut six more shops and cut around another 400 jobs after its recovery slowed in the face of recently tightened restrictions and rising case numbers.
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16 Oct 8:34am Coronavirus vaccine: Pfizer to seek emergency approval for Covid-19 jab next month
The Independent
<p>The company’s president says they will not apply for emergency authorisation before the third week in November</p>
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Ethnic minorities are twice as likely to die from Covid-19 than white people because of poverty 16 Oct 8:32am Updated Ethnic minorities are twice as likely to die from Covid-19 than white people because of poverty
Daily Mail
The Office for National Statistics found the Covid-19 death risk for black and South East Asian men was two-and-a-half times greater than white men. Among minority women the risk was double.
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16 Oct 8:32am Immediate nationwide circuit breaker must be introduced to UK, Independent SAGE says
The Independent
<p>Scientists also call for ‘urgent reform’ to track and trace system&nbsp;</p>
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16 Oct 8:31am Trump repeats inaccurate claim ‘85% of people who wear masks catch coronavirus’
The Independent
<p>President denied downplaying mask wearing as he made inaccurate claims at town hall</p>
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16 Oct 8:22am Updated Covid: What are the Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 lockdown rules?
BBC
There are extra curbs on socialising and hospitality in areas deemed most at risk from coronavirus.
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Porsche driver sends a message to the families of the fallen cops   16 Oct 8:21am Updated Porsche driver sends a message to the families of the fallen cops  
Daily Mail
Millionaire businessman Richard Pusey has broken his silence after allegedly taunting a police officer as she lay dying following a horror car crash. 
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16 Oct 8:20am Trump, Biden and masculinity in the age of coronavirus
The Independent
<p>Trumps recovery from coronavirus is being used as another example of the President’s psychical strength by supporters&nbsp;</p>
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Desperate Britons scramble to cancel flights to Italy or face race back home to beat deadline 16 Oct 8:17am Updated Desperate Britons scramble to cancel flights to Italy or face race back home to beat deadline
Daily Mail
Easyjet, Jet2 and British Airways customers travelling to Italy, the Vatican City and San Marino have rushed to request the airlines for refunds on flights following the announcement.
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Universities prepare end-of-term Covid testing blitz to get students home for Christmas 16 Oct 8:15am Updated Universities prepare end-of-term Covid testing blitz to get students home for Christmas
Daily Mail
It is hoped that a testing blitz will help deliver the Prime Minister's pledge to 'get students home safely for Christmas' but stop the virus from spreading around the UK at the end of term.
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16 Oct 8:14am New Zealand election: When is the country going to the polls and what are the key issues?
The Independent
<p>Voters to decide on fate of Jacinda Ardern as well as euthanasia and cannabis legalisation</p>
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Burglary suspect, 44, in £50m Tamara Ecclestone jewellery raid is flown into UK 16 Oct 8:11am Burglary suspect, 44, in £50m Tamara Ecclestone jewellery raid is flown into UK
Daily Mail
Burglary suspect Alessandro Maltese, 44, was detained in Italy this month under a European Arrest Warrant following an investigation by the Met's Flying Squad.
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16 Oct 8:10am Putin proposes yearlong extension of nuclear pact with US
The Independent
Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a strong call to save his country's last existing nuclear arms control pact with the United States, proposing to extend it at least for one year
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Girl shows off her pet tiger while taking it out for a stroll in western Mexico 16 Oct 8:09am Girl shows off her pet tiger while taking it out for a stroll in western Mexico
Daily Mail
A young girl appeared in a viral video showing off her pet tiger and bragging that her family had another one at her home in Sinaloa, Mexico.
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16 Oct 8:09am County Championship to be revamped with three groups of six
BBC
The County Championship will return next summer with the 18 first-class counties split into three groups.
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16 Oct 8:03am Coronavirus: Germany confirms 7,000 new daily infections for first time
The Independent
<p>Before this week Germany’s highest recorded figure was in late March&nbsp;</p>
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16 Oct 8:00am Remdesivir has very little effect on Covid-19 mortality, WHO finds
The Guardian
Results from gold-standard trial described as sobering, as drug found not to improve survival rates
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16 Oct 7:52am ‘The pain hasn’t gone away’: Women of Xinjiang reveal horror of China’s brutal campaign of forced abortions and imprisonment
The Independent
<p>Get an abortion - or your family will suffer. Denounce your religion - or a prison guard will beat you. Undeterred by constant threats of violence, women stand up to Beijing and expose the dystopian nightmare inside Xinjiang. By Simina Mistreanu and Roxi Pop&nbsp;</p>
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Young fisherman and his girlfriend pull in HUGE 10foot shark during fishing trip on Fraser Island 16 Oct 7:51am Updated Young fisherman and his girlfriend pull in HUGE 10foot shark during fishing trip on Fraser Island
Daily Mail
The video shows Mr Methven battling with the shark at the shoreline on Fraser Island, QLD, before eventually bringing the animal into the shallow water just before sunset.
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16 Oct 7:50am ‘Grim beyond belief’: Serco profits to surge as Test and Trace records worst ever week
The Independent
<p>Outsourcing firm expects bumper revenues as Covid-19 case numbers surge and millions of people face tougher lockdown conditions that threaten thousands of jobs</p>
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Fourteen Kiwis who touched down in Sydney from New Zealand have been detained in Melbourne 16 Oct 7:49am Updated Fourteen Kiwis who touched down in Sydney from New Zealand have been detained in Melbourne
Daily Mail
Fourteen Kiwis have been detained after flying into Melbourne on day one of the trans-Tasman travel bubble.
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Ofcom rejects complaints from viewers of ITV serial killer drama Des 16 Oct 7:44am Updated Ofcom rejects complaints from viewers of ITV serial killer drama Des
Daily Mail
The three-part ITV show starring David Tennant as the jailed serial killer Dennis Nilsen prompted 14 people to complain to the broadcasting regulator.
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Pub and restaurant bosses say 200,000 London workers will lose their jobs this weekend due to Tier 2 16 Oct 7:42am Updated Pub and restaurant bosses say 200,000 London workers will lose their jobs this weekend due to Tier 2
Daily Mail
As London prepares to move into Tier 2 at midnight tonight Kate Nicholls of UKHospitality has warned the lack of sector-specific funding could be 'catastrophic', causing major job losses.
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16 Oct 7:41am Election 2020 Today: Trump, Biden spar from afar; vote surge
The Independent
President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden showed striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to the pandemic that has reshaped the nation in dueling televised town halls
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House sucked into sinkhole in Russia as rescuers search debris for elderly woman who was inside  16 Oct 7:40am Updated House sucked into sinkhole in Russia as rescuers search debris for elderly woman who was inside 
Daily Mail
A house has been swallowed by a sinkhole in the Russian village of Vyshkov. Two people were rescued but searches continue for a 78-year-old woman who was inside when the sinkhole opened.
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Cancer survivor who began nursing other sufferers is accused of faking a relapse 16 Oct 7:40am Cancer survivor who began nursing other sufferers is accused of faking a relapse
Daily Mail
Fiona Morris, 35, moved from Scotland to Harrington Park in Sydney with her husband Peter and was working as a clinical specialist at a not-for-profit.
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16 Oct 7:39am Hunter Biden: FBI probing alleged emails for links to foreign intelligence operation, report says
The Independent
<p>Expert warns emails should be treated as ‘Trump campaign product’</p>
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16 Oct 7:37am Updated China rapidly expands use of experimental COVID-19 vaccines
The Independent
China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the general public and a biotech company providing another free to students going abroad
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16 Oct 7:37am China rapidly expands use of experimental coronavirus vaccines
The Independent
China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the general public and a biotech company providing another free to students going abroad
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SAGE expert says two-week lockdowns at breaks could disrupt coronavirus spread before vaccine 16 Oct 7:34am Updated SAGE expert says two-week lockdowns at breaks could disrupt coronavirus spread before vaccine
Daily Mail
Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said the short lockdowns could be imposed around school holidays - to minimise the impact on schools.
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16 Oct 7:34am Battle over EU ban on ‘veggie burger’ label reaches key vote
The Guardian
Farmers and meat lobbyists accuse plant-based food producers of ‘cultural hijacking’ The terms “veggie burger” and “veggie sausage” could be banned by the EU next week when the European parliament votes on proposals that would also outlaw descriptions such as “yoghurt-style” and “cheese-like” for plant-based alternatives to dairy products. Sales of these products are growing fast but farming and meat lobbyists say the terms mislead people and amount to a “cultural hijacking” of the meat industry. Opponents, backed by major food companies including Unilever and Nestle, say the claims of consumer confusion are ridiculous. They say a ban would also contradict the EU’s drive to help consumers choose more sustainable food and cut climate-heating emissions.
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16 Oct 7:34am Circuit breaker: What is a circuit breaker lockdown?
BBC
The BBC's Laura Foster explains what a circuit breaker is and how it could help tackle Covid-19.
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Boris Johnson to reveal whether UK is walking away from EU trade talks 16 Oct 7:33am Updated Boris Johnson to reveal whether UK is walking away from EU trade talks
Daily Mail
Boris Johnson today laid down the gauntlet to the EU as he told Brussels it must 'come to us' and compromise if there is to be a trade deal.
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16 Oct 7:31am Azerbaijan claims Armenian strike outside Nagorno-Karabakh
The Independent
Azerbaijani authorities are accusing Armenia of expanding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh by shelling a different region in Azerbaijan, a claim rejected by Armenian officials
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Race horse is forced to guzzle down an entire bottle of champagne 16 Oct 7:23am Race horse is forced to guzzle down an entire bottle of champagne
Daily Mail
Video footage shows the sickening moment the race horse is held by its reins whilst being forced to drink champagne after winning an event at the Manacor Grand Prix, Mallorca, on Monday
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Coronavirus staycation cancellation: Hotels suffer surge of half-term drop outs 16 Oct 7:21am Coronavirus staycation cancellation: Hotels suffer surge of half-term drop outs
Daily Mail
Families worried about local coronavirus rules in UK towns and cities are instead looking at half-term holidays abroad in countries without a quarantine requirement.
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16 Oct 7:19am Digested week: stocking up on ceramics and cramming in dinner parties ahead of London tier 2 | John Crace
The Guardian
Last friends visits are bittersweet as I ready to spend the next few months surrounded by my pots A follow-up to the auction of the Leonard and Alison Shurz ceramics collection
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Furious NRL fans get locked out of Suncorp Stadium 16 Oct 7:18am Furious NRL fans get locked out of Suncorp Stadium
Daily Mail
Thousands of NRL and AFL fans were left furious on Friday night after a problem with their tickets saw them locked out of stadiums.
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16 Oct 7:18am Twitter changes hacked content rules after Biden story furor
The Independent
Twitter said late Thursday it was changing its policy on hacked content after an outcry about its handling of an unverified political story that sparked cries of censorship from the right
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16 Oct 7:17am Lebanon praises US mediation in maritime border talks Israel
The Independent
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has told a visiting U.S. official that Lebanon “heavily relies” on Washington’s mediation regarding the disputed maritime border with Israel
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16 Oct 7:07am No-deal Brexit looms as Boris Johnson says he will quit trade talks unless EU changes approach
The Independent
Boris Johnson has set the UK on course for a no-deal Brexit on 31 December, announcing that he is walking away from talks on a free trade agreement with the EU unless Brussels shows “a fundamental change of approach”.
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Eastern Europe sees dramatic second waves of coronavirus 16 Oct 7:06am Eastern Europe sees dramatic second waves of coronavirus
Daily Mail
The Czech Republic has Europe's highest infection rate after escaping the first wave, while Montenegro is seeing the fastest growth in deaths after declaring itself Europe's 'first Covid-free state' in May.
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It may look like a run of the mill warehouse, but this industrial building holds a VERY saucy secret 16 Oct 7:05am It may look like a run of the mill warehouse, but this industrial building holds a VERY saucy secret
Daily Mail
Queensland's first legal brothel, better known to its regular clients as Club 26, is open to buyers for the first time in two decades.
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Grandmother wins bravery award after she fought off armed robber with her WALKING STICK 16 Oct 6:59am Updated Grandmother wins bravery award after she fought off armed robber with her WALKING STICK
Daily Mail
June Turner (pictured) was the winner of the 2020 Single Act of Bravery winner in the Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons after a thug stormed in demanding cash.
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Man who strangled his neighbour with tie is convicted of murder 16 Oct 6:52am Man who strangled his neighbour with tie is convicted of murder
Daily Mail
David Roustoby has been convicted of killing John David Clarke in April 2007 after he was found face down in the River Foss (pictured) in Towthorpe, York.
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16 Oct 6:51am China defends Confucius Institutes now under fire from US
The Independent
Under scathing political attacks from the Trump administration, China is defending its Confucius Institutes as apolitical facilitators of cultural and language exchange
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16 Oct 6:49am ‘Wow’: Trump shares parody Biden news story claiming Twitter is blocking negative stories
The Independent
<p>Spoof article said Twitter shutdown on Thursday to stop negative Biden news being shared</p>
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Elderly man is left battered and bruised after being brutally bashed outside his home  16 Oct 6:36am Updated Elderly man is left battered and bruised after being brutally bashed outside his home 
Daily Mail
Ken Phelps, 64, was attacked on Wednesday evening outside his home in Traralgon in Victoria.
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16 Oct 6:35am Twitter softens policy on hacking after row over blocked New York Post story
The Guardian
Criticism from Republicans and others prompts move – but Joe Biden story remains blocked Twitter has softened its policies against the sharing of hacked material after the backlash over its decision to block a New York Post story about Joe Biden’s son. Republican Senators declared their intention to subpoena the Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey next week, forcing him to explain the decision, after he apologised for the lack of communication around
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16 Oct 6:27am Brexit: Britain has ‘much more to lose’ in fishing talks, warns former French minister
The Independent
<p>Raab says deal can be done but requires ‘flexibility on both sides’</p>
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Massachusetts man, 36, climbs to the sixth floor of the New York Times building 16 Oct 6:26am Massachusetts man, 36, climbs to the sixth floor of the New York Times building
Daily Mail
Wilmer Ferrara, 36, from Massachusetts, climbed up to the sixth floor of the New York Times building in Manhattan yesterday at around 5.20pm before he was stopped by police and arrested.
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Ghostbusters are called in to exorcise haunted house 16 Oct 6:26am Ghostbusters are called in to exorcise haunted house
Daily Mail
Residents living in a pretty white bungalow in Pukekohe, on the North Island, have been terrorised by three 'lady ghosts' who have attacked them in the night.
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Coronavirus: Experimental £46 COVID-19 vaccine is made available to residents of Chinese city 16 Oct 6:25am Coronavirus: Experimental £46 COVID-19 vaccine is made available to residents of Chinese city
Daily Mail
Key workers and those at high risk from COVID-19 would be among the first to receive the jabs in the city of Jiaxing. Others include residents aged between 18 and 59 with 'urgent need for vaccination'.
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16 Oct 6:24am Updated GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, wife finance anti-Biden group
The Independent
<p>Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife have given $75 million into a new super PAC that is attacking Democratic nominee Joe Biden</p>
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16 Oct 6:22am Crazy uncle vs twinkly grandpa | First Thing election special
The Guardian
The candidates’ duelling town halls presented two very different approaches – and visions of the presidency. Plus, Trump’s QAnon allies Good morning, Approximately 1,200 miles separated Donald Trump from Joe Biden on Thursday night, as they
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16 Oct 6:22am US election: Republican megadonor backs anti-Biden group as Trump campaign flails
The Independent
Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife have given $75 million into a new super PAC that is attacking Democratic nominee Joe Biden
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16 Oct 6:14am British Airways fined £20m over data breach
BBC
The fine is the largest ever issued by the Information Commissioner's Office.
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16 Oct 6:12am Homeless Jesus statue put on bench in Ohio – someone calls police within 20 mins
The Independent
<p>Pastor says installation should inspire conversation around homeless, amid police report</p>
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16 Oct 6:11am Sanna Marin: Finland’s PM leaves EU summit as ‘precautionary’ measure
The Independent
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has left the European Union summit “as a precautionary measure” and is flying back home to undergo a coronavirus test
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16 Oct 6:01am UK fines British Airways for failures in 2018 data hack
The Independent
Britain’s information commissioner has fined British Airways 20 million pounds ($25 million) for failing to protect personal data for some 400,000 customers _ the largest fine the agency has ever issued
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16 Oct 6:00am October Crisis: 50 years after a bloody spasm that nearly tore Canada apart
The Guardian
A campaign by Quebec separatists culminated in two kidnappings, a killing and the suspension of civil liberties Tanks rumbled down Montreal streets.
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16 Oct 6:00am Groundbreaking study finds 13.3 quadrillion plastic fibers in California’s environment
The Guardian
Exclusive: report reveals as many microfibers as there are stars in the Milky Way – and they can easily enter oceans and waterways A first-of-its-kind study in California has laid bare the staggering scale of pollution from plastic microfibers in synthetic clothing – one of the most widespread, yet largely invisible, forms of plastic waste. The report, whose findings were revealed exclusively by the Guardian, found that in 2019 an estimated 4,000 metric tons – or 13.3 quadrillion fibers – were released into California’s natural environment. The plastic fibers, which are less than 5mm in length, are primarily shed when we wash our yoga pants, stretchy jeans and fleece jackets and can easily enter oceans and waterways.
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Senior Kremlin officials hit with sanctions after Alexei Navalny poisoning 16 Oct 5:59am Updated Senior Kremlin officials hit with sanctions after Alexei Navalny poisoning
Daily Mail
'Putin's chef' Yevgeniy Prigozhin has been sanctioned over 'significant foreign mercenary activity' in Libya. Other senior Kremlin officials have been hit with sanctions by Britain and the EU.
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16 Oct 5:51am Coronavirus: London Tier 2 restrictions could go on for ‘months and months and months’, Sadiq Khan warns
The Independent
<p>Mayor calls for ‘two-week pain’ of nationwide ‘circuit break’ - so curbs don’t last 'for months'</p>
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Brit couple drowned in Portugal when woman was swept away by riptide as her fiance tried saving her 16 Oct 5:46am Brit couple drowned in Portugal when woman was swept away by riptide as her fiance tried saving her
Daily Mail
British couple Kim Fletcher, 34, and Danny Johnson, 33 drowned in Portugal after the yoga teacher was swept away by a riptide and her fiancé tried in vain to rescue her, an inquest heard.
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16 Oct 5:46am Lancashire moves to highest tier 3 level of coronavirus restrictions
The Independent
<p>Decision comes after government upped offer of financial support to win backing of local leaders</p>
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16 Oct 5:44am Harry Maguire: Manchester United defender will bounce back from England red card, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
BBC
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says captain Harry Maguire will "bounce back" from his recent poor spell of form and England red card.
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16 Oct 5:41am More questions on human rights for Beijing Winter Olympics
The Independent
A coalition of human-rights groups has met with the International Olympic Committee over calls to pull the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing
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16 Oct 5:34am Lancashire moves to highest Covid alert level
BBC
Lancashire has agreed a deal to enter Tier 3 - the highest level of England Covid restrictions
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16 Oct 5:30am UK government under pressure for COVID-19 strategy
The Independent
The British government is sticking to its strategy of tiered, regional restrictions to combat COVID-19 amid mounting political and scientific pressure for stronger nationwide measures to prevent the pandemic from spiraling out of control
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16 Oct 5:21am Trump finally commits to peaceful transfer of power but refuses to condemn QAnon
The Independent
<p>President was quizzed on conspiracy at Thursday night’s town hall event</p>
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Jaws 1 and 2! Two-headed mutant shark is discovered by Indian fishermen  16 Oct 5:21am Jaws 1 and 2! Two-headed mutant shark is discovered by Indian fishermen 
Daily Mail
A newborn two-headed shark gave Nitin Patil the shock of his life when he found it among his catch whilst fishing the waters off Maharashta in western India.
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16 Oct 5:18am Senior Libyan coastguard commander arrested for alleged human trafficking
The Guardian
Abd al-Rahman Milad, known as Bija, is suspected of being behind the drowing of dozens of refugees The UN-backed government in Libya has arrested a coastguard commander alleged to be one of the world’s most ruthless human traffickers. On Wednesday, authorities in Tripoli said Abd al-Rahman Milad, known as Bija, and suspected of being behind the drowning of dozens of people, has been arrested in the Hay-al-Andalus
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16 Oct 5:08am Angela Merkel says EU will also have to compromise to reach Brexit trade deal
The Independent
<p>Leaders had called on EU to make necessary moves, inflaming tensions</p>
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Three British friends stuck in quarantine in Italy for 61 DAYS can finally leave 16 Oct 5:07am Three British friends stuck in quarantine in Italy for 61 DAYS can finally leave
Daily Mail
Rhys James, 23, Quinn Paczesny, 20, and Will Castle, 22, had been in a specialist isolation facility in Florence since August 17 after repeatedly testing positive.
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16 Oct 5:04am Thousands of Uighur children orphaned by Chinese detention, papers show
The Guardian
Researcher says Xinjiang files reveal government strategy of long-term social control
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Western Sydney Airport was worth $3million but government paid $32.8million 16 Oct 5:00am Western Sydney Airport was worth $3million but government paid $32.8million
Daily Mail
Federal police are investigating possible criminality in the sale to the Commonwealth of a parcel of land near the Western Sydney Airport.
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16 Oct 4:58am Andy Burnham trying to hold us over a barrel on lockdown, says Raab
The Guardian
Foreign secretary urges Greater Manchester mayor to relent in row over tier 3 Covid restrictions
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16 Oct 4:55am Pub chain JD Wetherspoon reveals first loss since 1984
BBC
Chairman Tim Martin criticises the government's "confusing" Covid restrictions as sales tumble.
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16 Oct 4:52am Mother convicted in deaths of two newborns left in trash bags
The Independent
A jury has convicted a South Carolina mother in the deaths of two of her newborns, who were thrown into trash bags after they were born 13 months apart
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16 Oct 4:52am Updated Mother convicted in deaths of 2 newborns left in trash bags
The Independent
A jury has convicted a South Carolina mother in the deaths of two of her newborns, who were thrown into trash bags after they were born 13 months apart
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Coronavirus UK: Substandard care is offered in one in six homes, says watchdog 16 Oct 4:48am Updated Coronavirus UK: Substandard care is offered in one in six homes, says watchdog
Daily Mail
The Care Quality Commission said that more than 500 homes with 23,000 older residents have been continuously rated as needing to improve for years.
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Police officer is stabbed multiple times in Hampshire 16 Oct 4:46am Updated Police officer is stabbed multiple times in Hampshire
Daily Mail
A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a police officer was stabbed repeatedly while performing a welfare check at a house in Southampton.
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16 Oct 4:45am Brexit: EU trade deal is still possible, says Dominic Raab
BBC
The foreign secretary urges more flexibility from the EU, as both sides indicate they want to keep talking.
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Own your own field of dreams! $9.9million Texas estate for the ultimate sports fan  16 Oct 4:44am Own your own field of dreams! $9.9million Texas estate for the ultimate sports fan 
Daily Mail
The sprawling 8,000-square-foot estate in Lucas, Texas boasts areas for golf, fishing, basketball and even a regulation-size baseball field. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is $9.9million.
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16 Oct 4:41am Coronavirus news you may have missed overnight: Johnson losing grip on strategy as advisers say it won’t work
The Independent
<p>Only measure certain to drive down cases is national lockdown, deputy chief medical officer says</p>
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16 Oct 4:36am Updated 2 charged with endangering queen as Thai protests continue
The Independent
Authorities in Thailand have filed the most severe charges yet in connection with ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations, charging two men under an article of the law covering violence against the queen
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16 Oct 4:36am Thailand protests: Activists charged with endangering queen could be jailed for life
The Independent
Authorities in Thailand have filed the most severe charges yet in connection with ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations, charging two men under an article of the law covering violence against the queen
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16 Oct 4:35am Japan to release 1.3m tonnes of contaminated radioactive Fukushima water into sea
The Independent
<p>Japan’s move to release radioactive water is set to anger fishermen and environmentalists</p>
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16 Oct 4:28am UK chides EU but says gaps to Brexit trade deal are narrow
The Independent
Britain’s foreign minister says there are only narrow differences remaining in trade talks between the U.K. and the European Union
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Seven out of ten heart disease deaths are caused by poor diet 16 Oct 4:24am Updated Seven out of ten heart disease deaths are caused by poor diet
Daily Mail
An international study looking at almost nine million deaths from heart attacks and angina in 2017 estimates that more than two-thirds could have been avoided if the victims ate better.
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16 Oct 4:23am Merkel urges Johnson not to abandon Brexit negotiations
The Guardian
German chancellor says EU will need to compromise as UK PM prepares to make statement on whether to continue talks Angela Merkel has called on Boris Johnson to keep negotiating over Brexit, saying the EU will need to compromise, ahead of a statement by the prime minister on whether he will walk out of the trade and security talks. In comments designed to cool the temperature of the troubled talks, the German chancellor said both sides needed to find common ground. Johnson had threatened in September to abandon negotiations if an agreement was not in place by this weekend.
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16 Oct 4:18am Coronavirus: Daily UK death toll could reach 690 within a week, scientists warn
The Independent
<p>Fatalities expected to hit between 240 and 690 each day by 26 October</p>
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16 Oct 4:18am Icac hearing live: Daryl Maguire says relationship with Gladys Berejiklian began in 2014
The Guardian
The former Wagga Wagga MP and the NSW premier have previously said it was 2015. Watch and follow the inquiry live stream
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16 Oct 4:16am Matt Baker to return to The One Show for Rickshaw Challenge
BBC
The BBC show's former host will take part in the Rickshaw Challenge in aid of Children in Need.
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16 Oct 4:16am Chinese coronavirus vaccine shows promising results in human tests, study shows
The Independent
<p>Researchers caution that levels of antibodies produced in participants aged over 60 were lower and took longer to increase, however&nbsp;</p>
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National lockdowns should only be a last resort says WHO boss 16 Oct 4:11am Updated National lockdowns should only be a last resort says WHO boss
Daily Mail
Hans Kluge said it was time to 'step up' measures against the virus but that lockdowns are 'a very last resort', adding: 'Decisions must consider both the direct risks, and the collateral damage.'
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16 Oct 4:07am Updated AP Week in Pictures, North America
The Independent
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the North America region.
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16 Oct 3:59am Joe Biden lays out plans for tax, Covid and the supreme court in town hall event – video
The Guardian
The Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, took to the stage in Pennsylvania in a modified town hall event, following the cancellation of the second debate. Biden gave detailed answers about his proposals on everything, from the coronavirus pandemic to tax reform – in a stark contrast to 
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16 Oct 3:56am Trump grilled on white supremacy, QAnon and his taxes by Savannah Guthrie – video
The Guardian
The US president, Donald Trump, refused to denounce rightwing conspiracy theory QAnon during a town hall-style event, claiming he did not know about it, despite retweeting QAnon accounts. In heated exchanges with the NBC host Savannah Guthrie, Trump was pressed to denounce white supremacy before being asked about QAnon and a baseless conspiracy theory about Joe Biden
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16 Oct 3:54am Updated Historically black school renames hall honoring KKK leader
The Independent
A historically black university in Alabama has renamed a dormitory that honored a one-time governor who also led the Ku Klux Klan about a century ago
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Georgia newspaper publisher reveals he and his daughter, 18, were duped into being a part of Borat 2 16 Oct 3:54am Updated Georgia newspaper publisher reveals he and his daughter, 18, were duped into being a part of Borat 2
Daily Mail
Monroe County Reporter publisher Will Davis revealed he and his 18-year-old daughter were duped into being filmed in Borat 2, thinking it was a cotillion movie.
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16 Oct 3:53am Historically black school renames hall honouring KKK leader Bibb Graves
The Independent
A historically black university in Alabama has renamed a dormitory that honored a one-time governor who also led the Ku Klux Klan about a century ago
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Tiny property measuring just 10ft by 8ft by entrance to a stately home is on sale for £250,000 16 Oct 3:52am Updated Tiny property measuring just 10ft by 8ft by entrance to a stately home is on sale for £250,000
Daily Mail
The smallest detached house at the entrance to a grand stately home measuring just 10ft 5ins by 8ft 6ins on the surface, has gone on sale near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire for £250,000.
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Just 0.05% of healthy under-70s who get Covid-19 will die from the disease, study claims 16 Oct 3:51am Just 0.05% of healthy under-70s who get Covid-19 will die from the disease, study claims
Daily Mail
Dr John Ioannidis, from Stanford University, studied how many people had died in various outbreaks and compared it with antibody testing that estimated the size of the outbreaks there.
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Woman is dragged from a vehicle in violent car-jacking in Lake Macquarie 16 Oct 3:50am Woman is dragged from a vehicle in violent car-jacking in Lake Macquarie
Daily Mail
The woman, 20, who has an intellectual disability, was travelling on the Pacific Highway near Lake Macquarie, at 11pm on Wednesday when Hyundai Elantra sedan pulled up beside her car.
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16 Oct 3:49am UK weather: October sees wettest day on record with enough rainfall to fill Loch Ness
The Independent
<p>This year will be ‘associated with rainfall records’, Met Office climate boss says&nbsp;</p>
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Coronavirus: Soaring infections and death rates... but do the claims justify lockdowns? 16 Oct 3:48am Coronavirus: Soaring infections and death rates... but do the claims justify lockdowns?
Daily Mail
With half of Britain set to be plunged into stricter lockdowns from midnight tomorrow, you could be forgiven for thinking that, amidst all the doom and gloom, Covid-19 has never been so severe.
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16 Oct 3:47am Updated Judge rejects request to delay access to Floyd case filings
The Independent
A Minnesota judge has rejected a prosecution request to put a 48-hour hold on filings in the criminal cases of four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death
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16 Oct 3:47am George Floyd: Judge rejects request to delay access to case filings
The Independent
<p>A Minnesota judge has rejected a prosecution request to put a 48-hour hold on filings in the criminal cases of four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death</p>
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16 Oct 3:46am Coronavirus: Lancashire faces decision on toughest tier 3 lockdown
The Independent
<p>A decision is likely to be made shortly</p>
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Coronavirus London: Reality of life under Tier 2 lockdown revealed 16 Oct 3:43am Updated Coronavirus London: Reality of life under Tier 2 lockdown revealed
Daily Mail
Birmingham residents said there has been a feeling of 'unease' in the 'quiet' city, since it entered Tier 2 lockdown earlier this week. Under the restrictions, households are banned from meeting indoors.
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Chinese experimental Covid-19 vaccine is safe and produces an immune response  16 Oct 3:40am Updated Chinese experimental Covid-19 vaccine is safe and produces an immune response 
Daily Mail
Every volunteer given a double-dose of state-owned firm Sinopharm's vaccine, dubbed BBIBP, made antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.
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16 Oct 3:38am Updated GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups
The Independent
General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year
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16 Oct 3:38am GM to run robot cars without human backups
The Independent
General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year
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Hotel quarantine inquiry to reopen 16 Oct 3:36am Updated Hotel quarantine inquiry to reopen
Daily Mail
In a bombshell development, the inquiry into Victoria's bungled hotel quarantine program, the source of the state's second wave of COVID-19, is set to be reopened. 
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16 Oct 3:30am Mexico’s ex-defense secretary arrested in Los Angeles
The Independent
Mexico's top diplomat says former defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos has been arrested in Los Angeles
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16 Oct 3:30am Salvador Cienfuegos: Mexico’s ex-defense secretary arrested in US
The Independent
<p>Mexico's top diplomat says former defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos has been arrested in Los Angeles</p>
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Meet the NRL stars who came from nothing as they strive to take their teams to glory in the finals 16 Oct 3:28am Meet the NRL stars who came from nothing as they strive to take their teams to glory in the finals
Daily Mail
Some of the NRL's biggest stars share how their inspiring on-field performances are nothing compared to what they've been through off the field.
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16 Oct 3:28am Virologist: Milan surge spreading to at-risk populations
The Independent
As Italian health officials declare that the resurgence of COVID-19 has reached an “acute phase,” a virologist on the front lines in the Lombard capital, Milan, tells The Associated Press that Italy has two weeks to stop the spread or risk “following in the footsteps” of European neighbors where exponential spreads have ushered back harsh restrictions
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Staff and students at a Sydney high school are ordered to self-isolate 16 Oct 3:25am Updated Staff and students at a Sydney high school are ordered to self-isolate
Daily Mail
Staff and students at a Sydney high school have been ordered to self-isolate after a coronavirus outbreak.
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Coles shopper finds a VERY surprising message on her docket 16 Oct 3:24am Updated Coles shopper finds a VERY surprising message on her docket
Daily Mail
A Melbourne woman found a touching hand-written message on her Coles docket when she received her groceries from an online delivery worker.
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16 Oct 3:24am Updated Why tech giants limited the spread of NY Post story on Biden
The Independent
When Facebook and Twitter moved quickly this week to limit the spread of an unverified political story published by the conservative-leaning New York Post, it led to predictable cries of censorship from the right
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16 Oct 3:24am Hunter Biden: Why Facebook and Twitter limited the spread of New York Post story
The Independent
When Facebook and Twitter moved quickly this week to limit the spread of an unverified political story published by the conservative-leaning New York Post, it led to predictable cries of censorship from the right
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Warning for Qantas flight after an infected passenger flew from covid-free Canberra to Melbourne 16 Oct 3:22am Warning for Qantas flight after an infected passenger flew from covid-free Canberra to Melbourne
Daily Mail
The woman aged in her 30s from Townsville, in Far North Queensland had travelled to Cairns and Brisbane before arriving in Melbourne on October 7.
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Carpet python tries to EAT a woman in Samford Valley, north-west of Brisbane 16 Oct 3:21am Updated Carpet python tries to EAT a woman in Samford Valley, north-west of Brisbane
Daily Mail
The woman had been working in her garage at Samford Valley, north-west of Brisbane, at 7pm when she noticed her cat had cornered the snake under a car.
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UK has its wettest day EVER: Enough water to fill Loch Ness fell during our rainiest day on record 16 Oct 3:21am Updated UK has its wettest day EVER: Enough water to fill Loch Ness fell during our rainiest day on record
Daily Mail
Britain endured its wettest day on record on October 3, when enough rain fell to fill Loch Ness. Scientists are predicting extreme downpours could become more regular as a result of global warming.
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16 Oct 3:15am Updated Employees at Gladstone Ports Corporation in Queensland earn up to $537 an hour
Daily Mail
A workplace agreement for employees at Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), a government owned company in Queensland, was signed off on December 4, 2017.
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16 Oct 3:15am Inside Politics: Boris Johnson set to decide whether to walk from Brexit talks
The Independent
<p>With precious little sign of progress at the EU Council summit, it’s time for the prime minister to make up his mind on the future of trade deal negotiations, writes Adam Forrest</p>
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16 Oct 2:57am Smog returns to Indian capital as agriculture fires start
The Independent
Indian capital’s air quality levels have plunged to “very poor," days after the government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution
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16 Oct 2:56am Updated Court hearing resumes in plot to kidnap Michigan governor
The Independent
Five of the men accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer return to federal court as a hearing on whether there is enough evidence to charge them continues
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16 Oct 2:56am Brexit: No 10 startled by EU insistence that UK accept trade terms
The Guardian
Bloc’s stance apparently taken as challenge to Boris Johnson’s threat to walk out on talks Downing Street reacted in dismay as Emmanuel Macron led EU leaders in warning Boris Johnson that he must swallow the bloc’s conditions, in what appeared to be taken as a direct challenge to the British prime minister’s threat to walk out on the talks. At a summit in Brussels, the EU proposed a further “two to three weeks” of negotiations but Europe’s heads of state and government offered Johnson little succour, demanding that he alone needed to “make the necessary moves to make an
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16 Oct 2:55am Gretchen Whitmer: Court hearing resumes in plot to kidnap Michigan governor
The Independent
Five of the men accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer return to federal court as a hearing on whether there is enough evidence to charge them continues
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16 Oct 2:39am Updated DOJ charges Texas billionaire in $2 billion tax fraud scheme
The Independent
Federal prosecutors have charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman in a $2 billion tax fraud scheme that they say is the largest such case against an American
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16 Oct 2:38am Robert Brockman: Technology mogul charged in $2bn tax fraud scheme
The Independent
Federal prosecutors have charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman in a $2 billion tax fraud scheme that they say is the largest such case against an American
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16 Oct 2:38am Tighter rules introduced on face coverings in Scotland
BBC
They are to be required in workplace canteens, with more areas affected from Monday.
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16 Oct 2:37am Covid-19: Scientist warns over virus row and new rules come into force
BBC
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning.
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Derbyshire prison escape: Two inmates were caught at a Northamptonshire pub just hours later 16 Oct 2:33am Derbyshire prison escape: Two inmates were caught at a Northamptonshire pub just hours later
Daily Mail
Convicted armed robber Vincent Israel (right), 31, and burglar Peter Johnson (left), 29, scaled a five-foot high fence to escape HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire on September 9.
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Coronavirus pubs: Wetherspoon suffers £105million loss and sales plunge by 30% 16 Oct 2:31am Coronavirus pubs: Wetherspoon suffers £105million loss and sales plunge by 30%
Daily Mail
JD Wetherspoon has suffered a £34million loss in the year to this July after sales fell by 30 per cent, the pub chain's preliminary results revealed today. More to follow.
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16 Oct 2:25am Updated New Zealand to vote on legalizing marijuana and euthanasia
The Independent
New Zealanders are poised to decide on two landmark social issues during an election Saturday: whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether to legalize euthanasia
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16 Oct 2:24am New Zealand to vote on legalising cannabis and euthanasia
The Independent
New Zealanders are poised to decide on two landmark social issues during an election Saturday: whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether to legalize euthanasia
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16 Oct 2:23am Coronavirus live news: London prepares for tier 2 restrictions as global deaths near 1.1m
The Guardian
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/oct/16/coronavirus-live-news-france-reports-record-new-cases-as-who-warns-europes-case-surge-is-of-great-concern">Russian disinformation campaign set up to spread fear about Oxford vaccine - report
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16 Oct 2:22am Covid vaccine rollout must not involve private firms, Unison warns government
The Independent
<p>‘The public needs total confidence that any vaccine is going to be safely given’, union official says</p>
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16 Oct 2:15am Pressure grows on Zimbabwe to free detained student leader
The Guardian
International groups join calls for the release of Takudzwa Ngadziore, held for protesting against Mnangagwa’s regime A campaign focusing on the detention of 22-year-old Takudzwa Ngadziore, who has been held for 30 days in a remand prison, is gaining momentum in Zimbabwe, putting pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to release the student. Ngadziore, president of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu), was arrested and jailed last month for protesting outside a car hire company, Impala Car Rental. The company has been under pressure from campaigners to release details of the alleged use of one of their vehicles in the suspected abduction of another student activist, Tawanda Muchehiwa.
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16 Oct 2:08am Asian shares mixed amid 2nd wave coronavirus, election fears
The Independent
Asian shares are mixed as investors weigh concerns about the U.S. presidential election and an economic stimulus package, on top of flaring outbreaks of coronavirus
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16 Oct 2:06am Brexit: Businesses fear ‘dual impact’ of coronavirus and no-deal departure from EU
The Independent
<p>Pandemic will magnify not mask the damage from EU exit, warn businesses</p>
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16 Oct 2:04am Bodies of 13 rescuers recovered from Vietnam landslide
The Independent
Rescuers in Vietnam have recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in a landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide
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Father of terminally ill bride who died after marrying the love of her life has campervan stolen 16 Oct 2:03am Updated Father of terminally ill bride who died after marrying the love of her life has campervan stolen
Daily Mail
Tony Simrajh's daughter Ashleigh Hale, 23, was diagnosed with stage four melanoma and lost her battle to cancer on September 8 on the Gold Coast.
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Single mother, 51, is jailed for more than five years after trying to gas her two children to death 16 Oct 1:54am Updated Single mother, 51, is jailed for more than five years after trying to gas her two children to death
Daily Mail
Lisa Walmsley, 51, of Cheadle Hulme, tried to gas her sons Lewis, 20, and Callum, 21, in their bedroom on News Years Day last year while in the midst of a nervous breakdown.
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16 Oct 1:32am The Latest: China says Qingdao outbreak linked to hospital
The Independent
Authorities say they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 10 million people in the northern Chinese port city of Qingdao after a hospital outbreak there blamed on “inappropriate disinfection.”
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16 Oct 1:32am China ambassador makes veiled threat to Hong Kong-based Canadians
The Guardian
Beijing’s ambassador warns Ottawa not to give asylum to Hong Kong ‘criminals’ amid diplomatic spat over crackdown in territory and Huawei case China’s ambassador to Canada has appeared to threaten Hong Kong-based Canadians if Ottawa offers asylum to protesters from the territory. Cong Peiwu made the comments at a news conference on Thursday where he also accused Canada of being an “accomplice” to the US in detaining Huawei executive,
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Northern Territory duo face court after allegedly shooting 30 horses at the at the Killarney Station 16 Oct 1:27am Northern Territory duo face court after allegedly shooting 30 horses at the at the Killarney Station
Daily Mail
Two men have been charged with animal cruelty offences after they allegedly shot 30 prized horses at Killarney Station, Norhern Territory, on September 19.
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16 Oct 1:21am Coronavirus live news: London prepares for Tier 2 lockdown as global deaths near 1.1m
The Guardian
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/oct/16/coronavirus-live-news-france-reports-record-new-cases-as-who-warns-europes-case-surge-is-of-great-concern">Russian disinformation campaign set up to spread fear about Oxford vaccine - report
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Queensland teenager reads heartbreaking letter in court to stepfather who molested her 16 Oct 1:12am Queensland teenager reads heartbreaking letter in court to stepfather who molested her
Daily Mail
A teenager was forced to relive the horrific abuse she received from her stepfather in their home in Mackay, Queensland before reading an emotional victim impact statement in court.
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16 Oct 1:11am Twitter changes policy on hacking after backlash over block on New York Post story
The Guardian
Criticism from Republicans and non-conservatives prompted the change – although the controversial story is still blocked Twitter has staged a partial u-turn on its policy of blocking a New York Post story about Joe Biden after a wave of criticism from Republicans and also from some non-conservative voices. Twitter, along with Facebook,
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16 Oct 1:01am 2 dead, 1 wounded in Los Angeles law enforcement shootings
The Independent
Police say a man who pointed a gun at people in a South Los Angeles gas station parking lot was shot and killed by officers
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16 Oct 1:00am QAnon: a timeline of violence linked to the conspiracy theory
The Guardian
In the past two years, kidnappings, car chases and a murder appear to have been fueled by belief in a fictional narrative The QAnon conspiracy theory has been linked to several violent acts since 2018, with QAnon supporters arrested for threatening politicians, breaking into the residence of the Canadian prime minister, an armed standoff near the Hoover dam, a kidnapping plot and two kidnappings, and at least one murder. QAnon adherents believe that Donald Trump is trying to save the world from a cabal of satanic pedophiles. The
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NSW Gosford: Ice addict believed the devil was chasing him when he attacked a female police officer 16 Oct 12:59am NSW Gosford: Ice addict believed the devil was chasing him when he attacked a female police officer
Daily Mail
Sergeant Rachael Robins (pictured) was grabbed by the ponytail, kneed four times in the head and punched twice in the face by ice addict Aaron Heather at a NSW Central Coast Police Station.
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16 Oct 12:59am Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing
The Independent
About 8,000 people landed in Hawaii on the first day of a pre-travel testing program that allowed travelers to come to the islands without quarantining for two weeks if they could produce a negative coronavirus test
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Trans-Tasman bubble opens: Emotional scenes as families reunite at Sydney Airport 16 Oct 12:53am Updated Trans-Tasman bubble opens: Emotional scenes as families reunite at Sydney Airport
Daily Mail
Emotions were running high on Friday as families were finally reunited at Sydney Airport after the 'trans-Tasman bubble' opened overnight.
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Victorians trapped in coronavirus lockdown will be let free as restrictions ease on Sunday 16 Oct 12:51am Updated Victorians trapped in coronavirus lockdown will be let free as restrictions ease on Sunday
Daily Mail
Victoria's coronavirus restrictions are expected to be eased this Sunday after 14 weeks of lockdown. 
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Queensland will enjoy new freedoms at parties and weddings from 4pm TODAY 16 Oct 12:49am Queensland will enjoy new freedoms at parties and weddings from 4pm TODAY
Daily Mail
After the state went 36 days without COVID-19 community transmission, up to 40 people will be allowed to dance at weddings and gather at homes and in public places in Queensland.
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16 Oct 12:45am White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control info
The Independent
The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation’s top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence
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16 Oct 12:43am White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control info
The Independent
The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation’s top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence
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16 Oct 12:37am Updated 5,000 Australians stranded in the UK, India and South Africa will be rescued on Qantas flights
Daily Mail
About 1,000 Aussies a month from November until March will be brought home under the scheme. Most of them will do their 14-day quarantine in the Northern Territory's Howard Springs facility.
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16 Oct 12:29am Coronavirus Australia live update: Scott Morrison says Howard Springs to quarantine 5,000 returned travellers, as Victoria records two new cases
The Guardian
First international tourists in six months touch down today on three flights from New Zealand as the government works on plan to repatriate Australians stranded overseas. Follow live
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16 Oct 12:27am Avalanche of early votes transforming 2020 election
The Independent
A record-setting amount of early voting has changed the 2020 election
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16 Oct 12:22am US election: Trump and Biden deflect key questions in TV grilling
BBC
Mr Trump declines to disavow a bizarre conspiracy, as Mr Biden ducks again on plans for the high court.
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16 Oct 12:19am 3 key Trump policies teed up for Supreme Court action
The Independent
Controversial Trump administration policies on the census, asylum seekers and the border wall, held illegal by lower courts, are on the Supreme Court’s agenda Friday
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16 Oct 12:11am Lemur located after break-in at San Francisco Zoo
The Independent
A ring-tailed lemur stolen from the San Francisco Zoo has been found
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Aldi to pay $1,000 in damages after their faulty towing hitch pin snapped while pulling a caravan 16 Oct 12:10am Aldi to pay $1,000 in damages after their faulty towing hitch pin snapped while pulling a caravan
Daily Mail
Martin Bray from Adelaide purchased the $29.99 Caravan Anti-Theft Lock Kit as part of a Special Buys from a store in Woodcroft in the city's south in February.
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16 Oct 12:09am AP FACT CHECK: Rhetoric from Trump, Biden in the non-debate
The Independent
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden fielded questions at competing town hall-style events that substituted for the second presidential debate
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16 Oct 12:07am Lives Lost: A woman of uncommon kindness, unshackled again
The Independent
Saferia Johnson earned a reputation as a mentor and mother figure to many and time and again
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16 Oct 12:04am Power still out to thousands in California to prevent fires
The Independent
Thousands of people in Northern California remain without power after a utility cut off service to prevent powerful winds from damaging equipment and sparking wildfires amid a fall heat wave
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16 Oct 12:00am Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls
The Independent
President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden showed striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to the pandemic that has reshaped the nation in dueling televised town halls
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15 Oct 11:55pm Japan to release 1m tonnes of contaminated Fukushima water into the sea – reports
The Guardian
Local media say release could begin in 2022 and would take decades to complete, but local fishermen say move will destroy their industry
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15 Oct 11:52pm Black scholars form effort to fight trolls, disinformation
The Independent
A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists, and writers has launched a new project combat misleading information online around voting, reparations and immigration
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15 Oct 11:38pm Updated Trump and Biden offer dramatically different visions at dueling town halls
The Guardian
Combative president defends his record on coronavirus as Biden calls for far more robust national response
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15 Oct 11:36pm Trump and Biden town halls: two channels, two candidates, two planets
The Guardian
Trump rambled feverishly like ‘someone’s crazy uncle’ as Biden looked relaxed in an armchair like a grandfather with pipe America is often described as a “split screen nation”, bitterly divided between two political tribes dwelling in echo chambers. But
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Biden opens door to court-packing if Barrett confirmation is rushed 15 Oct 11:33pm Updated Biden opens door to court-packing if Barrett confirmation is rushed
Daily Mail
Joe Biden opened the door to expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court, depending on how the rest of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation process is handled.
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Australian Open is CANCELLED for the first time since the Second World War due to coronavirus fears 15 Oct 11:32pm Australian Open is CANCELLED for the first time since the Second World War due to coronavirus fears
Daily Mail
The men's and women's Australian Open tournaments - as well as The Australian PGA Championship - were called off after being rescheduled from November and December.
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15 Oct 11:31pm Biden criticises Trump for embracing ‘all the thugs in the world’
The Independent
<p>President mocked for ‘sending love letters’ to dictator Kim Jong-un</p>
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15 Oct 11:15pm Trump-Biden town halls: Eight key moments from the live election events
The Independent
<p>Paulette Dale is the Ken Bone that 2020 deserves</p>
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15 Oct 11:13pm Moderator Savannah Guthrie hailed for keeping Trump in check at town hall
The Guardian
Today show co-host pressed president on debts, coronavirus and QAnon without letting president dominate Donald Trump’s floundering performance during
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15 Oct 11:10pm NZ election 2020: Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins make final push to persuade voters
The Guardian
PM tours shopping malls in Auckland, while Collins takes final chance to attack Ardern’s record Political leaders in New Zealand put in a frantic final day on the campaign trail before Saturday’s vote, with Jacinda Ardern, the Labour leader and prime minister, making a whistle-stop tour of shopping malls in the largest city, Auckland, where she was greeted by hundreds of fans who clamoured for selfies. It was a more muted day for Judith Collins, the leader of centre-right opposition party National, who opted for a handful of events with party volunteers and reporters as she made a last attempt to poke holes in Ardern’s track record. A final poll on Thursday showed Collins’s party languishing about 15 points behind Labour.
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15 Oct 11:09pm Biden town hall: Covid vaccine, Supreme Court and Black America – what you missed while watching Trump
The Independent
<p>As US reaches 8 million confirmed infections, Democratic presidential candidate digs into pandemic’s impact, as well as his past failures and policy vision</p>
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McKenzie Robinson pleads guilty to releasing sex tape with Brisbane Broncos NRL star Kotoni Staggs 15 Oct 11:06pm Updated McKenzie Robinson pleads guilty to releasing sex tape with Brisbane Broncos NRL star Kotoni Staggs
Daily Mail
She pleaded guilty to sharing footage of herself engaged in an intimate act with the star Brisbane Broncos centre between June 14 and August 5 without his consent.
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Daryl Maguire: Gladys Berejiklian rejects claims she suspected corruption 15 Oct 11:04pm Updated Daryl Maguire: Gladys Berejiklian rejects claims she suspected corruption
Daily Mail
The premier again refused to resign, saying 'hand on heart I have done nothing wrong' as her ex Daryl Maguire, 61, faces a corruption inquiry.
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PAUL THOMAS on... our lockdown game of chance 15 Oct 11:00pm PAUL THOMAS on... our lockdown game of chance
Daily Mail
'Community Chest: Go straight to Tier Two lockdown, abandon game and go home'
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China moves to ban Aussie cotton as trade sanctions boil over 15 Oct 10:57pm China moves to ban Aussie cotton as trade sanctions boil over
Daily Mail
Chinese spinning mills have been told to stop buying Australian cotton and the industry could soon face tariffs of up to 40 per cent.
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15 Oct 10:54pm Trump-Biden town halls: America gets duelling versions of future presidents
The Independent
<p>Evening may have been good for television ratings but less so for America’s democracy, writes Andrew Buncombe</p>
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15 Oct 10:49pm Joe Biden says voters will know Supreme Court plans before election
The Independent
<p>White House hopeful says electorate has right to know ‘packing’ position</p>
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15 Oct 10:29pm Updated Coronavirus Australia latest updates: Victoria records two new Covid cases and no deaths as national cabinet postponed
The Guardian
First international tourists in six months touch down today on three flights from New Zealand as the government works on plan to repatriate Australians stranded overseas. Follow live
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Sydney city rents plunge to a six-year low as COVID-19 gives tenants more bargaining power 15 Oct 10:23pm Sydney city rents plunge to a six-year low as COVID-19 gives tenants more bargaining power
Daily Mail
Rents for houses and apartments in Sydney's nicest suburbs near the city have plunged by 12.3 per cent since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, online property site Domain has revealed.
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Misery for home-buyers as banks are set to axe even more mortgage deals 15 Oct 10:22pm Misery for home-buyers as banks are set to axe even more mortgage deals
Daily Mail
Borrowers will soon find it harder to get a mortgage as lenders prepare to raise rates and tighten home loan criteria while banks brace for a leap in defaults and a fall in house prices.
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15 Oct 10:16pm Secrecy in trial of Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery an offence against open justice: law council
The Guardian
Peak law body says secrecy laws invoked in Timor-Leste bugging case come at ‘expense of the rights of the accused’ The nation’s peak legal group has thrown its support behind Bernard Collaery as he defends the Timor-Leste spying case, warning that laws used to shroud proceedings are protecting “broadly defined national security at the expense of the rights of the accused”. Collaery, a barrister and former ACT attorney-general, is
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Parole Board hearings may be opened to crime victims under planned review of the way it operates  15 Oct 10:04pm Parole Board hearings may be opened to crime victims under planned review of the way it operates 
Daily Mail
Massive reforms of the way the Parole Board operates will see hearings opened to victims for the first time after criticism of its handling of the case of black cab rapist John Worboys.
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15 Oct 9:58pm Updated AP Week in Pictures: Asia
The Independent
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific
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Finks bikie Shane Bowden rocked by family tragedy weeks before shot in driveway of Gold Coast home 15 Oct 9:54pm Updated Finks bikie Shane Bowden rocked by family tragedy weeks before shot in driveway of Gold Coast home
Daily Mail
Bowden was gunned down in the driveway of a home at Pimpama, Gold Coast, QLD, about 12.10am on Monday, with police believing it is linked to his recent defection from the Mongols to the Finks.
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Frankston shopping centre deserted as Melbourne coronavirus lockdown bites down on businesses 15 Oct 9:52pm Frankston shopping centre deserted as Melbourne coronavirus lockdown bites down on businesses
Daily Mail
Trish Laban filmed the eerily quiet and empty centre at Karingal in Frankston, Melbourne, on Wednesday.
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15 Oct 9:50pm Savannah Guthrie: The town hall moderator who held Trump to task
The Independent
<p>Television host is married to former Al Gore political operative</p>
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15 Oct 9:46pm Illinois defends plan to send teen to Wisconsin in 2 deaths
The Independent
Illinois prosecutors are defending an effort to send a teenager to Wisconsin to face charges in the deaths of two protesters in August
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15 Oct 9:46pm Updated US election: Trump declines to disavow QAnon conspiracy theory
BBC
In a simultaneous Q&A, Democratic challenger Joe Biden wouldn't divulge his plans for the Supreme Court.
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15 Oct 9:35pm Asia Today: Sydney lifts quarantine for N. Zealand travelers
The Independent
Australia’s largest city Sydney has lifted quarantine restrictions on travelers from New Zealand while the second largest city, Melbourne, marked the 100th day of one the world’s longest pandemic lockdowns
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Daryl Maguire: Gladys Berejikilan rejects claims she suspected corruption 15 Oct 9:31pm Daryl Maguire: Gladys Berejikilan rejects claims she suspected corruption
Daily Mail
The premier again refused to resign, saying 'hand on heart I have done nothing wrong' as her ex Daryl Maguire, 61, faces a corruption inquiry.
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2.5m leatherback turtle washes up dead on Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast  15 Oct 9:27pm 2.5m leatherback turtle washes up dead on Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast 
Daily Mail
The male turtle, believed to be aged between 30 and 50 years old, was found on Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast about 5.30pm on Wednesday.
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Tragic reason talented footballer was killed jogging in Italy after surviving the Bali Bombings 15 Oct 9:22pm Tragic reason talented footballer was killed jogging in Italy after surviving the Bali Bombings
Daily Mail
The tragic reason why a popular sports-loving Australian man who survived the Bali Bombings in 2002 died while jogging in Italy has been revealed.
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Just ONE new local coronavirus cases is reported in New South Wales 15 Oct 9:22pm Updated Just ONE new local coronavirus cases is reported in New South Wales
Daily Mail
New South Wales will ease coronavirus restriction after reporting just one new locally transmitted case.
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Lockdowns set to ruin businesses as half of England is hit by coronavirus rules 15 Oct 9:20pm Updated Lockdowns set to ruin businesses as half of England is hit by coronavirus rules
Daily Mail
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned 'things will get worse before they get better,' as he faces backlash from London MPs and hospitality bosses over increased local lockdowns.
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Western Australian to fly foreign fruit pickers in to help farmers during COVID-19 15 Oct 9:16pm Western Australian to fly foreign fruit pickers in to help farmers during COVID-19
Daily Mail
Up to 400 people will quarantine in Howard Springs facility in Northern Territory before being flown to WA to help ease strain of worker shortage caused by border restrictions.
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15 Oct 9:16pm Updated Christie says he was wrong not to wear mask in White House
The Independent
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he was wrong not to wear a mask at the White House, where he and President Donald Trump both came down with the coronavirus
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15 Oct 9:14pm Chris Christie urges people to wear masks after week-long hospital stay due to coronavirus
The Independent
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he was wrong not to wear a mask at the White House, where he and President Donald Trump both came down with the coronavirus
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Young thugs treated to trips and cash by social workers are now middle-aged career criminals 15 Oct 9:13pm Updated Young thugs treated to trips and cash by social workers are now middle-aged career criminals
Daily Mail
Clinton Bowen (pictured as a teenager), 39, last year raided 15th century Sudeley Castle, where Henry VIII's sixth wife Catherine Parr is buried - but he was the only one to be caught.
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15 Oct 9:08pm Updated Twitter: Major outage affects users around the world
BBC
The company says the issue was caused by an "inadvertent change" it made to its internal systems.
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15 Oct 9:04pm Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS
The Independent
Carlos Correa homered with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 behind sensational pitching from five rookies to remain alive in the AL Championship Series
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15 Oct 8:48pm Updated Twitter down: social media platform suffers global outage with users unable to post
The Guardian
Millions of users left unable to tweet or share stories for more than an hour Twitter has suffered multiple
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15 Oct 8:42pm Biden says drug users should not be jailed as he admits crime bill was a mistake at town hall
The Independent
<p>Democratic presidential candidate reflects on ‘86 and ’94 legislation that have faced criticism for exacerbating mass incarceration</p>
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Family of civilian accidentally shot to death by F16 pilots is awarded $25m 15 Oct 8:25pm Family of civilian accidentally shot to death by F16 pilots is awarded $25m
Daily Mail
Charles Holbrook, 53, was shot and killed by a student F-16 pilot while he was in the observation area of a botched training mission on Holloman Air Force Base in January 2017
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Family of William Wall found dead in bushland in Yarra Ranges open up on the tragedy 15 Oct 8:06pm Family of William Wall found dead in bushland in Yarra Ranges open up on the tragedy
Daily Mail
William Wall, 14, told his family he was going for a run at Launching Place in the Yarra Ranges, east of Melbourne on September 22 but was tragically found dead a day later.
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Welsh First Minister threatens to use ANPR cameras to fine English drivers entering his country 15 Oct 8:05pm Updated Welsh First Minister threatens to use ANPR cameras to fine English drivers entering his country
Daily Mail
Mark Drakeford also said holiday providers in Wales should not accept bookings from people in hotspot areas of the UK and warned getaway plans 'will no longer be able to be honoured'.
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New Zealand Woman finds out her husband of 10 years, Alistair Regutai, murdered his first wife 15 Oct 8:04pm New Zealand Woman finds out her husband of 10 years, Alistair Regutai, murdered his first wife
Daily Mail
It was love at first sight when a New Zealand widow met a charming man on a night out with friends. But ten years later she found out he had murdered his first wife.
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15 Oct 8:04pm Gyms and coronavirus: What are the facts?
BBC
Areas where transmission is highest in England are shutting gyms, but does the science support it?
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New South Wales will ease four-square-metre social distancing rule for outdoor venues on October 16 15 Oct 7:58pm New South Wales will ease four-square-metre social distancing rule for outdoor venues on October 16
Daily Mail
Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Tuesday that the four-square-metre rule would be reduced to just two-square-metres at outdoor venues.
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15 Oct 7:55pm Covid: Wales ban on people visiting from UK hotspots begins
BBC
There are questions over how the move will be policed and whether it will cause "division".
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15 Oct 7:55pm California Supreme Court orders re-examination of Scott Peterson’s murder convictions
The Independent
<p>Death penalty was overturned in August due to ‘significant errors’ during trial’s jury selection</p>
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15 Oct 7:52pm Explainer: why all campaigning stops on New Zealand election day
The Guardian
With media outlets unable to publish anything that may influence voters, politicians get creative about how to get their face on TV On election day in New Zealand there will be no billboards, no walkabouts or last-minute exit polls. That’s because the election act rules that all political parties must cease campaigning on polling day on Saturday and are not allowed to promote themselves or influence voters in any way. The act means political parties must pull down billboards and stop radio and TV advertising. Politicians driving in branded cars is also banned, as is wearing any item of clothing promoting their party. The law extends to traditional media and social media platforms, which are unable to publish or broadcast anything that may influence voters decisions. This includes the latest poll numbers, profiles of the leaders or analysis from pundits.
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15 Oct 7:45pm Gloves linked to forced labor in China stopped at LA port
The Independent
U.S. authorities say they have traced a a shipment of women's gloves to forced labor and a brutal crackdown on ethnic minorities in China
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15 Oct 7:45pm Black man who stole hedge clippers released from life sentence
The Independent
<p>Release from harsh sentence comes after freedom blocked by state’s top court</p>
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15 Oct 7:42pm California: over 50,000 without power amid extreme wildfire risk
The Guardian
PG&E began shutting off power Wednesday evening to customers in portions of 24 counties as a ‘last-resort option’ amid high fire risk Thousands of people in northern California were without power on Thursday amid an autumn heatwave that brought another round of extreme wildfire danger. The utility company Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) began shutting off power Wednesday evening to about 50,000 customers – about 100,000 people – in portions of 24 counties, mainly in the Sierra Nevada foothills and the San Francisco Bay Area. Another 20,000 people were expected to lose power later on Thursday.
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15 Oct 7:41pm White House was told Russia targeted Giuliani to feed misinformation to Trump, report says
The Independent
The White House was warned by US intelligence agencies last year that Rudolph Giuliani was targetted by Russia to feed misinformation to Donald Trump.
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Coronavirus Manchester: Andy Burnham slams Tier 3 lockdown bid 15 Oct 7:37pm Updated Coronavirus Manchester: Andy Burnham slams Tier 3 lockdown bid
Daily Mail
Several Conservative MPs sided with Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham who today launched a fresh salvo at the government's bungled bid to make Greater Manchester a 'sacrificial lamb'.
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15 Oct 7:35pm Nebraska Sen. Sasse rips Trump over COVID-19, foreign policy
The Independent
Republican U_S_ Sen_ Ben Sasse of Nebraska has told constituents that President Donald Trump mocks Christian evangelicals in private and “kisses dictators’ butts.”
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15 Oct 7:29pm Town halls live: Trump and Biden hold dueling events after canceled debate
The Guardian
Presidential candidates to take questions in simultaneous appearances, with Trump on NBC and Biden on ABC
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Dow drops 150 points as stocks slide for the third straight day 15 Oct 7:29pm Updated Dow drops 150 points as stocks slide for the third straight day
Daily Mail
It came as optimism waned that Congress will deliver another round of stimulus for the economy and new data showed another weekly surge in the number of Americans seeking unemployment.
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Bunnings could use $4billion JobMaker scheme despite making $30billion during COVID crisis 15 Oct 7:28pm Updated Bunnings could use $4billion JobMaker scheme despite making $30billion during COVID crisis
Daily Mail
The Australian hardware retail giant has not ruled out using the scheme - which offers employers between $100 and $200 a week for hiring new staff between the ages of 16 and 35.
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15 Oct 7:25pm Covid: Southall wedding venue hosts 100-guest reception
BBC
The owner of the venue in west London faces a possible £10,000 fine for breaching coronavirus rules.
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15 Oct 7:24pm With a hug, Feinstein draws liberal critics at court hearing
The Independent
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California is coming under criticism for her handling of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings
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Away co-founder Steph Korey finally steps down as CEO just 10 months after returning to the start up 15 Oct 7:22pm Updated Away co-founder Steph Korey finally steps down as CEO just 10 months after returning to the start up
Daily Mail
Ex-lululemon COO Stuart Haselden, right, becomes sole CEO. It is understood plans had been in place for Korey to hand over power to Haselden since Spring last year. She remains on the board.
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Winter is coming! NOAA predicts a milder season for millions of Americans 15 Oct 7:21pm Winter is coming! NOAA predicts a milder season for millions of Americans
Daily Mail
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that much of the lower 48 states will experience a dry, mild winter this year as more than 45 per cent of the country has drought
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Why Victoria is actually the most COVID-safe state with LOWER infection risk of any state 15 Oct 7:21pm Updated Why Victoria is actually the most COVID-safe state with LOWER infection risk of any state
Daily Mail
Pandemic modelling by a team of epidemiologists at the University of Melbourne shows Victoria has a transmission potential of 0.56 - far lower than NSW.
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15 Oct 7:20pm British man charged in connection with plane crash that killed footballer Emiliano Sala
The Independent
<p>David Henderson, 66, accused of acting in ‘reckless/negligent’ manner</p>
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Care of vulnerable and frail patients is substandard in a SIXTH of all nursing homes, watchdog says 15 Oct 7:08pm Care of vulnerable and frail patients is substandard in a SIXTH of all nursing homes, watchdog says
Daily Mail
The worst ratings were in the West Midlands, where nearly one in five care homes were considered inadequate or to need improving.
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Texas billionaire Robert Brockman is charged with $2b tax fraud scheme 15 Oct 7:08pm Updated Texas billionaire Robert Brockman is charged with $2b tax fraud scheme
Daily Mail
Robert Brockman, 79, was charged with money laundering and evidence tampering on Thursday after allegedly hiding $2billion in income over a 20-year period, federal prosecutors said.
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15 Oct 7:05pm Updated Donald Trump will vote early in person near Mar-a-Lago Ivanka reveals
Daily Mail
President Donald Trump will be voting early and in person, his daughter Ivanka revealed on Thursday. He is registered to vote in Florida and will likely do so on his next trip, a campaign adviser said.
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15 Oct 7:01pm Proof is in the pudding: M&S and Waitrose win Christmas food test
The Guardian
Tasters compile league table of items such as turkey, gravy and yule logs from 52 UK stockists
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15 Oct 7:00pm TfL told to hike fares and strip elderly of free travel to access new £1bn bailout
The Independent
<p>Measures including extending congestion charge area ‘totally unacceptable to the mayor’, source says</p>
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