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William Ruto declared winner of Kenya presidential election amid dispute

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 18:31:30 GMT

Electoral commission chair declares deputy president winner of tight race as other senior officials disown results

William Ruto has been declared the winner of Kenya?€?s presidential election, amid last-minute chaos as four senior election officials denounced the week-long count and disowned the result.

Official results showed that Ruto, the current deputy president, won 50.5% of the vote, beating the longtime opposition leader Raila Odinga and narrowly avoiding a run-off.

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 William Ruto declared winner of Kenya presidential election amid dispute


At least 41 people killed in Egypt church fire, say officials

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 16:57:57 GMT

Security sources say majority of dead are children after blaze breaks out at Coptic Abu Sifin church in Giza

A fire sparked by an electrical fault at a packed church in a working-class district of Greater Cairo has killed at least 41 people and injured another 45, Egyptian officials have said.

About 5,000 people had gathered at the Coptic Abu Sifin church in Imbaba, Giza, for Sunday morning services, when a fire broke out just before 9am local time (7am BST).

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 At least 41 people killed in Egypt church fire, say officials


Police chief quit after abuse by British colonial troops in Kenya covered up

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 12:00:09 GMT

Documentary reveals how Britain was not only involved in rape and torture but tried to suppress evidence

A former police commissioner resigned after attempts to expose rape and torture by British colonial forces in Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising were covered up, a documentary shows.

During the 1950s, Britain fought a war in Kenya against the Mau Mau, a movement that fought for independence from colonial rule. The movement was brutally suppressed through the use of widespread detention camps and systemic violence.

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 Police chief quit after abuse by British colonial troops in Kenya covered up


Mali’s prime minister, Choguel Maïga, ‘ordered to rest’ by doctor

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 18:46:19 GMT

Politician?€?s office says move comes after ?€?intense exertion?€?, while adviser denies reports of a stroke

The prime minister of Mali, Choguel Maïga, has been ordered by his doctor to rest after months of intense exertion, his office said on Saturday, while an adviser denied media reports that he had been hospitalised after having a stroke.

?€?After 14 months of working without a break, the prime minister, head of government, Choguel Kokalla Maïga was placed on forced rest by his doctor,?€? his office said on its Facebook page. ?€?He will resume his activities next week, God willing.?€?

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 Mali’s prime minister, Choguel Maïga, ‘ordered to rest’ by doctor


Kenya presidential election: Raila Odinga slightly ahead in early results

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 15:03:34 GMT

Odinga has 52.54% of the vote against 46.76% for William Ruto, as country waits for final count

Kenya?€?s one-time opposition leader Raila Odinga is slightly ahead in the race for the presidency against the incumbent deputy president, William Ruto, partial official results showed.

Odinga has 52.54% of the vote against 46.76% for Ruto, according to figures issued by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in the early afternoon based on results from about 30% of polling stations.

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 Kenya presidential election: Raila Odinga slightly ahead in early results


Count for Kenya’s presidential election enters fourth day

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 20:35:45 GMT

Head of election commission blames slow progress on political parties treating process like a ?€?forensic audit?€?

Kenya?€?s election count has dragged into its fourth day, after an election this week that pitted former prime minister Raila Odinga against the deputy president, William Ruto.

On Friday, the head of Kenya?€?s election commission blamed the slow progress on disruptions by political parties, who he said were treating the process like a ?€?forensic audit?€?.

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 Count for Kenya’s presidential election enters fourth day


Ecuador city declares state of emergency amid dramatic rise in gang bombings

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 20:58:00 GMT

Gangs in Guayaquil use increasingly violent tactics in battle for dominance of cocaine trafficking routes to Europe and the US

Ecuador?€?s embattled president, Guillermo Lasso, has declared a fourth state of emergency in the violence-racked city of Guayaquil after a deadly bomb attack killed at least five and injured 17 people.

Ecuador?€?s interior minister, Patricio Carrillo, described Sunday?€?s explosion as a ?€?declaration of war on the state?€? by organised crime in the country?€?s largest city and it has been classified as a terrorist act. Security forces will be mobilised for a month and allowed to make home inspections.

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Grenadian minister Simon Stiell to be next UN climate chief

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 18:53:43 GMT

Grenada?€?s environment minister faces task of getting countries back on track to meet climate goals ahead of Cop27

The next UN climate chief will be Simon Stiell, the environment minister of Grenada, a surprise appointment that will cement the importance of holding global temperature rises to 1.5C.

Stiell will face the task of putting countries back on track to meet international climate goals at a time of rising geopolitical tensions and a global energy price crisis.

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 Grenadian minister Simon Stiell to be next UN climate chief


Colombian government and ELN rebels meet in Havana to restart peace talks

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 21:09:45 GMT

Government pledges ?€?judicial and political steps?€? to enable talks to resume with nation?€?s last guerrillas broken off three years ago

Colombia?€?s new government and members of the nation?€?s last guerrilla group have taken steps towards restarting peace talks that were suspended three years ago in Cuba.

Newly elected President Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla group, has promised to establish ?€?total peace?€? in Colombia and sent a high-level delegation to Cuba this week to meet with National Liberation Army (ELN) representatives there.

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 Colombian government and ELN rebels meet in Havana to restart peace talks


Mexico prison cartel clash spills on to streets of border city leaving 11 dead

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:08:13 GMT

Four radio station employees among dead as alleged gang members rampaged through Ciudad Juárez

A prison confrontation between members of two rival cartels spilled on to the streets of the border city Ciudad Juárez, where alleged gang members have killed nine more people, including four employees of a radio station.

The violence began on Thursday, when Los Chapos, members of the infamous Sinaloa cartel formerly led by Joaquín ?€?El Chapo?€? Guzmán, clashed with the local group Los Mexicles, in a Juárez prison, the deputy security minister, Ricardo Mejía, said.

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 Mexico prison cartel clash spills on to streets of border city leaving 11 dead


Discovery of small armoured dinosaur in Argentina is first of its kind

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 20:10:42 GMT

Jakapil kaniukura was about 5ft long and probably walked upright in then-steamy Patagonian landscape about 100m years ago

Palaeontologists have announced the discovery of a previously unknown small armoured dinosaur in southern Argentina, a creature that probably walked upright on its back legs roaming a then-steamy landscape about 100m years ago.

The Cretaceous period dinosaur, named Jakapil kaniukura, would have been well-protected with rows of bony disc-shaped armour along its neck and back and down to its tail, they said. It measured about 5ft (1.5 meters) long and weighed only 9-15lb (4-7kg), similar to an average house cat.

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 Discovery of small armoured dinosaur in Argentina is first of its kind


Toronto blackout puts top businesses in the dark and forces mall evacuation

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 19:59:06 GMT

Power utility Hydro One said the outage, which started at about noon on Thursday, affected 10,000 customers

A power outage in Toronto?€?s downtown core has left the offices of Canada?€?s top businesses in the dark, forced the evacuation of one of the city?€?s biggest shopping malls, and caused some bank branches to be locked.

The power utility Hydro One said the outage, which started at about noon on Thursday, affected 10,000 customers in downtown Toronto, Canada?€?s biggest city. Hydro One was investigating but gave no details on the cause.

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 Toronto blackout puts top businesses in the dark and forces mall evacuation


Oil prices hit lowest level since Ukraine invasion on China growth fears

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:02:14 GMT

Chinese recovery from lockdowns shows signs of fizzling out as central bank cuts interest rates

Global oil prices have dropped amid concerns over weaker growth in the Chinese economy caused by repeated Covid lockdowns and a downturn in the property sector.

A barrel of Brent crude fell by about 5% to below $94 (£78) on Monday, hitting the joint lowest levels since the Russian invasion of Ukraine as traders reacted to weaker figures from the world?€?s second-largest economy.

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 Oil prices hit lowest level since Ukraine invasion on China growth fears


China stages new military drills after US lawmakers’ Taiwan visit

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:31:14 GMT

Beijing carries out ?€?combat drills?€? and renews ?€?prepare for war?€? rhetoric after bipartisan US delegation visits Taipei

China has staged a new round of military drills around Taiwan in response to a brief visit to the island by a delegation of bipartisan US lawmakers. The arrival of the lawmakers took place after the House speaker Nancy Pelosi?€?s controversial visit to the island.

On Monday, Beijing said it had carried out a fresh round of ?€?combat readiness patrol and combat drills in the sea and airspace around Taiwan island?€?. Military officials and state media also renewed their ?€?prepare for war?€? rhetoric on Taiwan, over which Beijing has long claimed sovereignty.

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 China stages new military drills after US lawmakers’ Taiwan visit


Japanese nurseries’ take-home dirty nappy rule perplexes parents

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:00:54 GMT

Survey reveals common practice is seen as ?€?strange?€? by parents handed child?€?s soiled nappies to take home

Waiting lists for Japanese nurseries are finally falling, but many parents have found that securing one of the coveted places comes at a price - taking home their child?€?s soiled nappies.

A survey has shone a light on the common but rarely discussed practice, with about 40% of towns and cities in Japan saying they demand the guardians of their infant clientele take their used nappies with them.

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 Japanese nurseries’ take-home dirty nappy rule perplexes parents


Dutton says he was not aware of Morrison’s secret ministries - as it happened

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:00:20 GMT

Ed Husic pushes for ?€?brain regain?€?

Industry minister Ed Husic will this week host a series of five roundtable meetings with science and technology leaders in the lead-up to the federal government?€?s jobs summit, in a bid to kickstart what he called ?€?brain regain?€? - attracting Australia?€?s bright minds working overseas to return home, to combat the so-called ?€?brain drain?€?.

These discussions will also include ways to increase the representation of women and people of diverse backgrounds in skilled occupations. One of my priorities is on ?€?brain regain?€? - encouraging Australian researchers and innovators to return home. I am interested to hear ideas on how this can be best achieved.

I can?€?t emphasise strongly enough that this is the start of engagement with these industry sectors. After the jobs and skills summit I will continue the work with industry leaders to ensure we apply practical solutions to accelerate Australia?€?s pathway to high-skilled, high-value economy.

He?€?s applied for a job and that?€?s coming with a significant degree of scrutiny, as it should do. That?€?s part of the territory if you?€?re going to put yourself forward for those roles.

If he felt the need to protect the environment from offshore drilling for gas off Sydney?€?s northern beaches and he felt he needed to swear himself in as minister, that?€?s something I support.

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 Dutton says he was not aware of Morrison’s secret ministries - as it happened


Japan ministers visit war shrine as South Korea calls for end to historical tensions

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:32:09 GMT

Japan PM Fumio Kishida sends offering but stays away from Yasukuni, which honours dead including class-A war criminals

Japan?€?s prime minister, Fumio Kishida, sent a ritual offering to a controversial war shrine on Monday - the anniversary of Japan?€?s defeat in the second world war - as one of its wartime victims, South Korea, called for an end to historical tensions.

Kishida apparently decided to stay away from the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo to avoid antagonising South Korea and China, but three of his ministers have made the pilgrimage in recent days.

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 Japan ministers visit war shrine as South Korea calls for end to historical tensions


Marshall Islands, haven from Covid for two years, gets 3,000 cases in space of weeks

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 05:46:22 GMT

Pacific country had recorded no community transmission of the virus until last week, and healthcare is struggling to cope

After dodging the Covid-19 pandemic for two years, the Marshall Islands is grappling to control the spread of infections, which have tripled since the first community transmissions were detected a week ago.

The number of positive cases in the north Pacific nation, which has a population of about 60,000 people, has skyrocketed to more than 3,000 cases with four Covid-linked deaths and seven hospital admissions.

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 Marshall Islands, haven from Covid for two years, gets 3,000 cases in space of weeks


Australia news live: Zali Steggall says Morrison’s extra portfolios indicate ‘Trumpian’ approach to governing

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:27:55 GMT

Anthony Albanese has said he is receiving a briefing this morning and will ?€?have more to say?€? on the former government?€?s arrangements later today

The former prime minister Scott Morrison is appearing on 2GB after revelations he appointed himself to several ministries in secret while in government.

Morrison says his appointments to three cabinet roles were ?€?safeguards?€? during ?€?unprecedented?€? times.

All ministers know their direct powers are matter between the prime minister and them not the cabinet.

These were not issues that were subject to cabinet.

It is the secrecy that is astonishing and we must get an explanation from the former prime minister about his actions.

One could understand how the prime minister may have wished to ensure that there was a safety net, particularly around the role of the health minister. We had no vaccines for Covid at the time.

But the fact that he chose not to tell anyone about this, the fact that his cabinet - many members of his cabinet - didn?€?t know about this - the prime minister has a responsibility to inform the parliament, the public and to inform his cabinet. It is a most extraordinary and alarming set of circumstances, I believe.

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 Australia news live: Zali Steggall says Morrison’s extra portfolios indicate ‘Trumpian’ approach to governing


Nurse practitioners the cure for spiralling healthcare costs, peak body says

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:30:35 GMT

Nursing bodies say increasing the role of nurses - not the Medicare rebate - is the solution to Australia?€?s bulk-billing crisis

Doctors are ?€?gatekeeping?€? conversations surrounding affordable access to healthcare, leaving nurses and their highly specialised skills undervalued and underutilised, peak nursing bodies say.

The cost of access to basic healthcare is a pressing problem for many Australians, with an increasing number of general practitioners limiting access to bulk billing or scrapping it altogether.

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Scott Morrison accused of ‘bias’ in blocking Pep11 gas permit using extraordinary ministerial powers

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:30:35 GMT

PM alleged to have ?€?predetermined?€? application after permit renewal was blocked despite recommendation to the contrary by national petroleum administrator

Scott Morrison?€?s decision to use extraordinary ministerial powers to block the controversial Pep11 gas exploration licence off the coast of New South Wales is being challenged in the federal court, with the proponent accusing the former prime minister of ?€?bias?€? that denied procedural fairness.

Federal court documents obtained by Guardian Australia also suggest that Morrison?€?s decision to block the permit renewal as the joint decision-maker came despite the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (Nopta) recommending in April 2020 that the exploration project?€?s licence be extended.

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 Scott Morrison accused of ‘bias’ in blocking Pep11 gas permit using extraordinary ministerial powers


War of words between NSW ministers proves a political distraction in Macquarie Street

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:30:35 GMT

Analysis: As questions are asked of Labor, David Elliott and Matt Kean were busy criticising each other

A week ago, the New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, was publicly calling on two of his most senior MPs - the treasurer, Matt Kean, and the transport minister, David Elliott - to stop taking public shots at one another.

Perrottet had, he said, counselled both MPs on the ?€?importance of unity?€? in the wake of an ugly buildup to the election of a new deputy leader.

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 War of words between NSW ministers proves a political distraction in Macquarie Street


Australian rental homes colder and more damp than WHO safety standards

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:30:34 GMT

Rentals in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and ACT dropped below 18C more than 80% of the time, report finds

Australian rental homes are colder and more damp than is considered safe by the World Health Organization, with homes in New South Wales so humid as to promote mould growth, a new report has found.

Tenant advocacy organisation Better Renting recruited 75 renters around Australia to install tracking devices in their homes that recorded temperature and humidity levels at one-minute intervals from 13 June to 31 July this year.

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‘A small step to reconciliation’: Hobart council to remove statue of William Crowther who stole Aboriginal skull from morgue

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:11:43 GMT

Former Tasmanian premier mutilated body of William Lanne in 1869 and sent skull to Royal College of Surgeons in London

A statue of former Tasmanian premier, William Crowther, who mutilated the body of an Aboriginal man in 1869 will be taken down by Hobart city council.

Crowther, a surgeon and politician, stole the skull of William Lanne from a morgue and sent it to the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

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 â€˜A small step to reconciliation’: Hobart council to remove statue of William Crowther who stole Aboriginal skull from morgue


Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow’s forces attempt advance in Donetsk; Putin vows to expand relations with North Korea - live

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 18:00:34 GMT

Russian attack in eastern region also leaves 13 injured, Ukrainian officials say; Vitali Klitschko talks about ?€?harsh realities?€? facing residents

Another six ships have received permission to pass through the maritime humanitarian corridor in the Black Sea, according to a statement released by the UN-backed Joint Coordination Centre (JCC).

Two of the vessels, MV Kafkam Etler and MV Zelek Star, have reportedly already passed inspection in the Sea of ?€??€?Marmara and can go to Chornomorsk, Odesa, for loading.

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Ukraine claims it has struck base used by Wagner Group paramilitaries

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:10:30 GMT

Kyiv says facility used by Russian group destroyed in ?€?precision strike?€?, with bridge near Melitopol also hit

Ukraine says it has struck a base used by the shadowy Wagner Russian paramilitary group as well as a bridge near the occupied city of Melitopol.

Serhiy Haidai, the governor of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, said the base was ?€?destroyed by a precision strike?€? after its whereabouts were established ?€?thanks to a Russian journalist?€?.

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 Ukraine claims it has struck base used by Wagner Group paramilitaries


Italy records a big increase in femicides over the past year

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:09:43 GMT

Official data shows 125 women murdered, with the vast majority killed within a family context

The number of femicides in Italy has risen by almost 16% over the past year, with the vast majority taking place in a family context.

Data published by the interior ministry on Monday showed 125 femicides between 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022, compared with 108 during the same period in the previous year.

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Oder river: mystery of mass die-off of fish lingers as no toxic substances found

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 16:47:22 GMT

Polish scientists only found elevated salt levels after thousands of dead fish were found floating in the central European waterway

Mystery continues to surround the cause behind a ?€?catastrophic?€? mass die-off of fish in the Oder River, after Polish scientists said laboratory tests found elevated salt levels but no other toxic substances in the central European waterway.

German municipalities have banned bathing and fishing in the Oder after thousands of dead fish were found floating in the 520 mile (840km) river, which runs from the Czech Republic to the Baltic Sea along the border between Germany and Poland.

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 Oder river: mystery of mass die-off of fish lingers as no toxic substances found


Kosovo stops import of electricity and begins energy rationing

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:32:45 GMT

Power blackouts after wholesale prices soar as a result of Russia?€?s invasion of Ukraine

Soaring international energy prices have brought power blackouts to Europe as Kosovo said it could no longer afford to import electricity, adding to fears that tensions with Russia will plunge the continent into crisis this winter.

Consumers in the Balkan state have been told they will be allowed six hours of power at a time, punctuated by two-hour breaks, according to a spokesperson for its energy distribution company, KEDS.

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Russia unveils model of proposed space station after leaving ISS

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:14:10 GMT

Roscosmos space agency developing orbital outpost as it prepares to end partnership with the west

The Russian space agency has unveiled a physical model of what a planned Russian-built space station will look like, suggesting Moscow is serious about abandoning the International Space Station (ISS) and going it alone.

Russia wants to reduce its dependency on western countries and forge ahead on its own, or cooperate with countries such as China and Iran, after sanctions were imposed by the west as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.

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Iran denies role in Salman Rushdie attack but claims author is to blame

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 16:59:22 GMT

Foreign ministry spokesperson blames author and supporters after stabbing that left him with ?€?life-changing?€? injuries

Iran has denied having any role in the attack on Salman Rushdie but claimed the author had only himself to blame for crossing a ?€?red line?€? over Islam in his writings.

Rushdie?€?s life was reported to be out of danger but he was said to have sustained ?€?life-changing?€? injuries after being stabbed 10 times when he was speaking at an event on Friday in Chautauqua, New York.

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Svika Pick, Israel’s ‘king of pop’, dies aged 72

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 01:25:27 GMT

Songwriter behind hits including 1998 Eurovision winner, and Quentin Tarantino?€?s father-in-law, dies at home

Svika Pick, a prolific songwriter and musician who was known as Israel?€?s ?€?king of pop?€? and by the moniker the Maestro, has died at the age of 72.

He died on Sunday in his home. The cause of death is yet to be announced.

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Saudi Aramco profits soar by 90% as energy prices rise

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 14:47:19 GMT

The $48bn figure from world?€?s biggest oil firm is thought to be one of largest quarterly profits in history

Saudi Arabia?€?s largely state-owned energy firm has highlighted the colossal profits made by gas and oil-rich nations during the energy crisis by revealing profits in the three months to the end of June up 90% to $48bn (£40bn).

Saudi Aramco recorded what is believed to be one of the largest quarterly profits in history to easily beat the near $26bn it made a year earlier.

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 Saudi Aramco profits soar by 90% as energy prices rise


Jerusalem shooting: eight wounded as gunman fires at bus near Western Wall

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 03:02:31 GMT

Two victims including pregnant woman in serious condition, while police say suspected attacker turned himself in

A gunman has opened fire on a bus near the Old City of Jerusalem, wounding eight people, including a pregnant woman, in a terrorist attack that comes a week after fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip left 49 Palestinians dead.

Two people are in a serious condition after the pre-dawn shooting spree on Sunday. The pregnant woman?€?s baby was delivered by emergency caesarean section after she suffered abdominal wounds, and a man with gunshot wounds to the head and neck also remains in hospital, according to doctors treating them.

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Salman Rushdie attack: Iranians react with mixture of praise and concern

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 11:11:15 GMT

Praise for attack on writer targeted by decades-old fatwa comes as some fear incident will leave Iran more isolated

Iran has reacted cautiously to the attack on Salman Rushdie, with some citizens offering praise for the brutal stabbing, others claiming it harmed free speech, and several senior officials claiming it was a conspiracy to damage Iran?€?s global image.

Nuclear talks between the US and Iran were cited as a reason for the assault, which has left the acclaimed author on a ventilator in a New York hospital. Several state-aligned news organisations, meanwhile, linked the fatwa issued by late Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini to the violent attack 33 years later.

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Lost Banksy piece sprayed in Palestine reappears in Tel Aviv gallery

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 13:34:02 GMT

The removal of Slingshot Rat has sparked debate over the legality of taking cultural artefacts from occupied land

A lost Banksy piece originally spray painted to protest against Israel?€?s separation barrier in the West Bank has resurfaced in a Tel Aviv gallery, sparking debate over the role of public art and the legality of removing cultural artefacts from occupied land.

Slingshot Rat, a stencil painting, appeared on a concrete block at an abandoned Israeli army position in Bethlehem next to a section of the wall in 2007, one of several works in the Palestinian town created in secret. Some time later, the painting was obscured and graffitied with the words, ?€?RIP Banksy Rat?€?, and eventually cut out and removed by unknown persons.

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Uprooted by partition: ‘I feel I don’t belong in England. I’m a very proud Punjabi’

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:28:30 GMT

Impact of ?€?traumatic period?€? still lingers with those now based in UK - and their families - 75 years on

After living in Britain for nearly half a century, Pabitra Ghosh is still gripped by a rootlessness borne after being displaced from modern-day Bangladesh as a child.

When a communal riot broke out in 1950, Ghosh, then five, fled with his family across the newly carved Indian border from East Pakistan. The train journey was both ?€?bedlam?€? and ?€?traumatic?€? as they abandoned their home to start afresh in Kolkata.

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UK treatment of Afghan refugees ‘continues to be source of shame’

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 14:47:48 GMT

MoD sources accuse other parts of Whitehall of failing to do enough to help Afghans who worked with British forces

Two RAF flights carrying as many as 500 Afghans who worked with British forces and their relatives are landing in the UK each month from Pakistan but there is deep frustration within the Ministry of Defence about how the rest of government is struggling to accommodate arrivals.

It comes as the Taliban and western allies mark the first anniversary of Nato?€?s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Aung San Suu Kyi given six extra years in prison on corruption charges

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 12:04:05 GMT

Ousted leader of Myanmar will appeal against new conviction added to earlier 11-year sentence

A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted the country?€?s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on more corruption charges on Monday, adding six years to her earlier 11-year prison sentence, a legal official said.

The trial was held behind closed doors, with no access for media or the public, and her lawyers were forbidden by a gag order from revealing information about the proceedings.

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‘A hotel is not home’: Afghan families still wait for a place of their own in UK

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:52:08 GMT

Families who fled Taliban rule say they are grateful for the help they have received but long for a home where they can settle

The west London hotel where Fawzia Amini, a senior Afghan judge, her husband and their four daughters have lived for the last nine months has comfortable sofas in the foyer, a restaurant serving tasty meals on the first floor, and friendly reception staff - but it isn?€?t home.

After the turmoil and danger of fleeing their spacious home in Kabul when the Taliban seized control of the Afghan capital, the family say that while they are grateful for everything the UK government has done for them, they long to be in a place of their own where they can cook their own food, work, study, and entertain relatives and friends.

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‘I daren’t go far’: Taliban rules trap Afghan women with no male guardian

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:00:37 GMT

Those without a male relative to act as a mahram are in legal limbo and unable to travel long distances

Hasina* cannot send her two daughters to school, because they are teenagers and high school is banned for girls in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

But she cannot take them out of the country to finish their education because she is a divorced single mother, and women are barred from long-distance travel without a male ?€?guardian?€? to escort them.

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 â€˜I daren’t go far’: Taliban rules trap Afghan women with no male guardian


Modi pledges to make India a developed country in 25 years on partition anniversary

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:24:49 GMT

PM says ?€?self-reliant India is the responsibility of every citizen?€? 75 years after end of British rule


The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, has pledged to turn India into a developed country within the next 25 years.

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Interest-free loans to be rolled out in UK to help with food bills

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 23:01:41 GMT

Supermarket Iceland is part of scheme to offer sums of £25 to £100 to buy everyday items

A zero-interest loans scheme aimed at helping thousands of people who are struggling to put food on the table is being rolled out across the UK.

The initiative, the result of a link-up between the supermarket chain Iceland and a charity-owned lender, is the latest interest-free loans scheme to launch in response to growing concern about households who find themselves at the sharp end of the cost of living crisis and are unable to access or afford existing forms of credit.

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Steve Toussaint reveals racist abuse after being cast in House of the Dragon

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 23:00:41 GMT

Actor tells Radio Times of social media backlash after landing part in Game of Thrones prequel

Steve Toussaint has revealed he received racist abuse online after he was cast as Corlys Velaryon in the upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon.

The 57-year-old British actor has previously starred in Doctor Who, Line of Duty and Death in Paradise.

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Labour demands action over Avanti West Coast reduced train service

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 21:30:39 GMT

Transport secretary urged to press for restoration of full timetable or strip operator of contract after 12 cancellations on Monday

Labour has written to Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, urging him to take immediate action to ensure Avanti West Coast restores more frequent services on its busy intercity rail route, or else strip the train operator of its contract.

The rail firm, which runs trains between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, cancelled another 12 services on Monday morning, on the first full day of an already drastically reduced emergency timetable.

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Five Europeans face trial on mercenary charges in separatist-controlled Ukraine

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 21:03:16 GMT

Three Britons and two EU citizens appear in Donetsk court accused of ?€?undergoing training to seize power by force?€?

Five Europeans captured in eastern Ukraine have gone on trial in a court administered by Kremlin-backed separatists in the city of Donetsk, Russian media reported.

The five - Mathias Gustafsson of Sweden, Vjekoslav Prebeg of Croatia, and Britons John Harding, Andrew Hill and Dylan Healy - all pleaded not guilty to charges of being mercenaries and ?€?undergoing training to seize power by force?€?, according to Russian media reports.

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Esso secures interim injunction against disruptors of aviation fuel pipeline

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 19:33:46 GMT

Oil firm wins decision against environmental protesters blocking 105km-long Southampton-to-London pipeline project

The oil company Esso has secured an interim high court injunction to prevent environmental protesters disrupting construction work on a 105km-long aviation fuel pipeline.

Activists have targeted efforts to replace most of the underground Southampton to London pipeline by interfering with equipment and ?€?attacking?€? it with angle grinders, a judge was told.

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Man held after fatal stabbing near Oxford Street in central London

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 19:05:31 GMT

Victim pronounced dead at scene about 40 minutes after police were called to reports of stabbing in Poland Street

A man has been stabbed to death in a side road near London?€?s Oxford Street. The Metropolitan police said officers were called at around 11.40am on Monday to reports of a stabbing in Poland Street.

Both London ambulance service and the air ambulance attended, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene 40 minutes later. A man has been arrested.

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Academy Awards apologises to Sacheen Littlefeather for Marlon Brando Oscars moment

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:14:04 GMT

Nearly 50 years after Littlefeather spoke on stage about the depiction of Native Americans in film, the Academy has apologised for the ?€?unwarranted?€? abuse she endured

Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak out about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences apologised to her for the abuse she endured.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Monday said that it will host Littlefeather, now 75, for an evening of ?€?conversation, healing and celebration?€? in September.

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Rudy Giuliani informed he is target of criminal investigation in Georgia

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:02:25 GMT

The former New York mayor has been identified as a key figure in Donald Trump?€?s attempt to overturn the result of the 2020 election

Donald Trump?€?s former attorney Rudy Giuliani is a target of the criminal investigation in Georgia that has been examining efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in that state by the former president and his allies, a source briefed on the matter confirmed on Monday.

The move to designate Giuliani, 78, as a target - as opposed to a subject - raises the legal stakes for the ex-New York mayor, identified as a key figure in the attempt to reverse the former president?€?s electoral defeat to Joe Biden in the state.

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Justice Department asks not to disclose affidavit behind Mar-a-Lago search

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 23:45:09 GMT

Unsealing the document could reveal the scope of the inquiry against Donald Trump, whose team is rattled by recent events

The US justice department asked a judge Monday to keep sealed the affidavit that gave the FBI probable cause to search Donald Trump?€?s Mar-a-Lago resort over his potentially unlawful retention of government secrets, aggravating distrust within the former president?€?s circle of political advisors.

The affidavit should not be unsealed because doing so could reveal the scope of the criminal investigation, justice department prosecutors argued in a court filing, days after the Mar-a-Lago search warrant showed it referenced potential violations of three criminal statutes.

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Bid to recall Los Angeles district attorney fails, a win for criminal justice reform

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 22:12:32 GMT

Campaign to remove George Gascón did not have the required signatures in a major blow to police unions and conservatives

A campaign to recall the progressive Los Angeles district attorney, George Gascón, did not get enough signatures to qualify for the ballot and will not move forward, election officials announced on Monday.

The failure of the initiative to remove Gascón in the middle of his first term is a victory for criminal justice reform advocates and a major blow to police unions and conservative groups that have staunchly opposed efforts to reduce mass incarceration and hold officers accountable for misconduct.

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Trump demands return of seized documents - by order of social media

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 20:57:34 GMT

FBI took records including some top secret national security files after a search of the ex-president?€?s Mar-a-Lago property

Donald Trump has demanded the return of some documents seized by the US justice department in an FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida last week - apparently under the impression that posts on his Truth Social platform carry legal weight.

In a post on Sunday, the former president wrote: ?€?By copy of this Truth, I respectfully request that these documents be immediately returned to the location from which they were taken. Thank you!?€?

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Trump should announce run for 2024 soon to avoid indictment, source says

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 20:24:51 GMT

Source close to Donald Trump suggested the justice department would find it trickier to prosecute a presidential candidate

Donald Trump ?€?has to?€? announce a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 in the next two weeks, according to a senior source close to Trump, if the former president wants to head off being indicted under the Espionage Act after the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago last week.

In communications reviewed by the Guardian, the source indicated Trump needed to announce because politically it would be harder for the US Department of Justice (DoJ) to indict a candidate for office than a former president out of the electoral running.

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