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Boris Becker accused of hiding £1 million.

Boris Becker accused of hiding £1 million.

Boris Becker accused of hiding £1m in bankruptcy case. Boris Becker hid properties in the UK and his native Germany and hi-tech investments as he tried to conceal more than £1 million from his bankruptcy trustees, it was claimed today. The former Wimbledon champion faces a jail sentence of up...
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Hungry Facebook staff and Mark Zuckerberg.

Hungry Facebook staff and Mark Zuckerberg.

Hungry Facebook staff give Mark Zuckerberg more food for thought. If an army marches on its stomach, so too, it seems, do Facebook’s workers. As the social network faces challenges including online misinformation and investigations on both sides of the Atlantic into possible market dominance, there is one issue at...
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Sailing stopped as killer whales attack.

Sailing stopped as killer whales attack.

Sailing stopped as killer whales attack yachts off Spanish coast. Nearly 30 orca attacks have been registered, after gangs of the whales slammed their bodies into boats. A mysterious spate of attacks by orca whales on boats off Spain's coast has prompted authorities to ban people setting sail from the...
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Breaching treaty will poison future relations.

Breaching treaty will poison future relations.

Breaching treaty will poison future relations, warns EU president. The Northern Ireland secretary has refused to say that the government would abide by rulings of the independent arbitration process that Boris Johnson signed up to in the Brexit withdrawal agreement. In comments that will raise further tensions with Brussels, Brandon Lewis...
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California wildfires are growing each day.

California wildfires are growing each day.

California wildfires have burned an area almost the size of Connecticut. Since the start of 2020, wildfires in California have burned over 3.2 million acres of land -- an area almost the size of Connecticut. CalFire said Monday that nearly 16,500 firefighters have been battling 28 major wildfires in the state,...
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No corona-virus tests for classmates.

No corona-virus tests for classmates.

No corona-virus tests for classmates if one child gets Covid-19, says Gavin Williamson. Schools warn of looming ‘lockdown by default’. Parents should not get their child tested even if a classmate has been sent home sick with Covid-19, Gavin Williamson said this morning. As the government prepares to ration tests...
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Government quits over Brexit changes.

Government quits over Brexit changes.

Government quits over Brexit changes. Boris Johnson’s attempt to change the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland prompted the head of the government’s legal department to resign. Sir Jonathan Jones, the Treasury solicitor and permanent secretary of the Government Legal Department, was set this morning to announce his resignation. The...
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Pentagon chiefs and weapons makers.

Pentagon chiefs and weapons makers.

Pentagon chiefs are accommodating weapons makers, as was said by Donald Trump. President Donald Trump on Monday accused the United States’ military leadership of being beholden to arms manufacturers, in an attack on his own administration only days after reports that he had mocked fallen soldiers. Speaking at a combative...
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England rejects quarantine for Portugal.

England rejects quarantine for Portugal.

England rejects quarantine for Portugal after all. The transport secretary admitted today that Britain’s travel policy was “confusing” after England diverged from Scotland and Wales by opting not to introduce new restrictions on Portugal. In a surprise move, Westminster confirmed that the country would not be removed from England’s list...
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The pandemic and global health governance.

The pandemic and global health governance.

The pandemic puts the spotlight on global health governance. Since the novel corona-virus first emerged in Wuhan, China, late last year, its combination of transmissibility and lethality has brought the world to a virtual standstill. Governments have restricted movement, closed borders and frozen economic activity in a desperate attempt to...
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A new plane for the future.

A new plane for the future.

A new plane for the future. It was tested a model that would have the seats on the wings. KLM airline and Delft University of Technology are driving this project that has just completed its first flight with a scale model. The project of an energy-efficient aircraft that could carry...
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West Mathewson, killed by white lions.

West Mathewson, killed by white lions.

West Mathewson: South African conservationist killed by white lions. A well-known South African conservationist has died after he was mauled by two white lions as he was taking them for a walk. The wife of West Mathewson, who followed in a car, tried to distract the lions but it was...
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Apocalyptic August in California.

Apocalyptic August in California.

Apocalyptic August in California. In the early hours of Tuesday, August 18th, the California sky split with lightning: dry, purple, spectacular, relentless. The following evening, the sunset was streaked, psychedelically, with luminous shades of clementine and fuchsia. A heat wave—the sort that was described with words like “historic” and “unprecedented”—was...
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75 years since atomic bombs were dropped.

75 years since atomic bombs were dropped.

75 years since atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Today, a small number of countries around the world, including the US, China and the UK, have nuclear weapons. Some campaigners argue that there is no place for nuclear weapons and that all countries should get rid...
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Tory poll lead, is Boris Johnson’s lowest.

Tory poll lead, is Boris Johnson’s lowest.

Tory poll lead, is Boris Johnson’s lowest, after exams debacle. Conservatives are only two points ahead of Labour, after PM falls further behind Starmer. The Tory lead over Labour has collapsed to two points, its lowest since Boris Johnson became prime minister, after the A-levels fiasco. A YouGov poll for The...
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Storm Ellen to bring high speed winds.

Storm Ellen to bring high speed winds.

Storm Ellen to bring high speed winds of about 70 mph. Storm Ellen is on its way to batter parts of the UK, with winds of up to 70 mph and rain warnings across the south. Heavy rain could cause flooding on roads in southern parts of England, while strong...
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Auckland to lock down as cases are found.

Auckland to lock down as cases are found.

Auckland to lock down as cases are found. New Zealand’s largest city will be sealed off after the discovery of new coronavirus cases ended the country’s claim to have eliminated Covid-19. The confirmation of four cases in Auckland today comes three days after Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister, launched her...
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The Earth is angry.

The Earth is angry.

The Earth is angry. I live in a populous city where buildings are tightly built and green spaces are scarce. Fortunately the streets are tree-lined. Consequently the birds are few and the trills are overshadowed by the noise of traffic.  To face this account there are two paths, the bucolic,...
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Tehran names Shahram Shirkhani.

Tehran names Shahram Shirkhani.

Tehran names Shahram Shirkhani as Iranian-British lawyer convicted of spying. Tehran names Shahram Shirkhani as Iranian-British lawyer convicted of spying. Iran revealed it had convicted a Iranian-British lawyer on charges of spying and sentenced him to 10 years in prison, along with four others Iranians charged with espionage for foreign...
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Beirut explosion, at least one hundred killed.

Beirut explosion, at least one hundred killed.

Beirut explosion, at least one hundred killed and thousands hurt. Blast is blamed on 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at port. Rescue workers searched rubble for survivors all night after massive explosions at Beirut’s port sent blast waves through the city, destroying buildings, shattering glass and blowing people down...
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Hong Kong delayed its September election.

Hong Kong delayed its September election.

Hong Kong delayed its September election. Adm. Brett Giroir, above, told Congress that getting all corona-virus test results back between 48 and 72 hours, which many health officials say is critical, “is not a possible benchmark we can achieve today given the demand and the supply.” Dr. Giroir said the nation...
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We are now, going to Mars.

We are now, going to Mars.

We are now, going to Mars. NASA launched its new Mars rover, 'Perseverance', on a six-month journey to the Red Planet. Earlier this morning, NASA launched its new Mars rover, Perseverance, on a six-month journey to the Red Planet. The car-sized rover blasted into space atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas...
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The Trump ‘s TikTok ban.

The Trump ‘s TikTok ban.

The Trump 's TikTok ban. The fate of the platform remains uncertain, but one thing is clear: Banning it would upturn fundamental principles of democracy. On Friday, the president of the United States declared that he intends to ban a vibrant source of American speech. And that he intends to eliminate...
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NASA just launched its new Perseverance Rover.

NASA just launched its new Perseverance Rover.

NASA just launched its new Perseverance Rover to Mars. The new rover is its biggest, most autonomous yet and may lead us to the first signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. NASA launched its new Mars rover, Perseverance, on a six-month journey to the Red Planet. The car-sized...
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Downing Street failed to protect EU referendum?

Downing Street failed to protect EU referendum?

Downing Street failed to protect EU referendum, says Russia report. The government failed to protect the EU referendum from interference by Russia and the intelligence agencies should conduct a retrospective investigation, the intelligence and security committee has found. It said that Downing Street only “belatedly realized the level of threat”...
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The Earth, our home.

The Earth, our home.

The Earth, our home. Millions of years have passed, the earth was lay ground with everything it gave us, and despite the time elapsed and our evolution, there are still countless things to discover. The Earth, our home. Every day we have new information, new scientific findings and great challenges...
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A worrying picture of UK’s vulnerability.

A worrying picture of UK’s vulnerability.

A worrying picture of UK’s vulnerability. Those hoping that today’s Intelligence and Security Committee report into Russia would provide fresh evidence of President Putin’s attempts to interfere with the British electoral process are likely to be disappointed. Nevertheless the 55-page report paints a worrying picture of the UK’s vulnerability to...
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Joshua Wong files to stand in Hong Kong election.

Joshua Wong files to stand in Hong Kong election.

Joshua Wong, pro-democracy activist, files to stand in Hong Kong election. A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigner has declared his candidacy to run for the city’s parliament, setting the scene for a battle with the authorities over his right to stand. Joshua Wong, 23, filed papers today declaring his intention...
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Jeff Bezos increases wealth in one day.

Jeff Bezos increases wealth in one day.

Jeff Bezos increases wealth by record $13 billion in one day. Jeff Bezos has enjoyed the largest daily rise in wealth on record as his personal fortune leapt by $13 billion yesterday. The Amazon founder’s personal wealth now outstrips the value of blue chip giants, such as Nike, Exxon and...
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The uneven global response to Climate Change.

The uneven global response to Climate Change.

The uneven global response to Climate Change. Recently published climate science ultimately underscores the same points: The impacts of climate change are advancing faster than experts had previously predicted, and they are increasingly irreversible. One blockbuster report, from a United Nations grouping of biodiversity experts in May 2019, found that...
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Removing Huawei from UK telecoms.

Removing Huawei from UK telecoms.

Removing Huawei from UK telecoms within a decade is ‘impossible’. Removing Huawei from the UK’s telecoms infrastructure within a decade would be “impossible”, the BT chief executive has said. Philip Jansen warned that Huawei’s technology has become embedded in large parts of the telecoms industry, having been a big supplier...
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Firefighters battle massive blaze on US navy ship.

Firefighters battle massive blaze on US navy ship.

Firefighters battle massive blaze on US navy ship after explosion in San Diego. Fire chief fears the fire could go on for days and that the ship “could burn down to the water” Firefighters battle a massive blaze on a US navy amphibious assault ship in San Diego, California that...
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Covid strains getting more contagious.

Covid strains getting more contagious.

Covid strains getting more contagious, Hong Kong warns. Hong Kong - The viral strain of Covid-19 now spreading through Hong Kong is more contagious than that in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the beginning of the pandemic, a public health official has warned. Gabriel Leung issued the warning as...
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Dominic Raab and Hong Kong security law.

Dominic Raab and Hong Kong security law.

Dominic Raab says Hong Kong security law ‘violates Joint Declaration’. Thousands of Hong Kong protesters defied a draconian new security law imposed by Beijing, as police responded with water cannon, pepper spray, tear gas and dozens of arrests.At least two people were charged with violating the security legislation that took effect last...
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Putin clears way for more years in charge.

Putin clears way for more years in charge.

Putin victory in poll clears way for 16 more years in charge. President Putin is set to rule Russia for another 16 years after sweeping to victory in a controversial referendum the results of which were dismissed as a “huge lie” by his biggest domestic critic. Officials said that 77.9...
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Boris Johnson heralds biggest reform.

Boris Johnson heralds biggest reform.

Boris Johnson heralds biggest reform of planning laws since the war. New rules in place by September. Boris Johnson has unveiled plans for the “most radical reforms of our planning system” since the Second World War and promised to deliver an economic recovery plan as bold as Franklin D Roosevelt’s...
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The Channel Tunnel’s opening in 1994.

The Channel Tunnel’s opening in 1994.

The Channel Tunnel's opening was greeted in 1994. How the Channel Tunnel's opening was greeted in 1994: 'It's the end of British insularity' To mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel, here’s how were the events on May 7, 1994. Entente cordiale closes the great divide...
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Covid alert level reduced in the UK.

Covid alert level reduced in the UK.

Covid alert level reduced in the UK, from four to three. The move to a lower alert level means that there can be a “gradual relaxation of restrictions and social distancing measures”The UK’s Covid alert level has been downgraded from four to three in the light of a “steady decrease...
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Health warning issued for hottest day of year.

Health warning issued for hottest day of year.

Health warning issued as Britain set for hottest day of year. Meteorologists have issued a health warning in advance of a heatwave this week in which Britain will enjoy the hottest day of the year so far. After a fortnight of cool and rainy weather, sunshine is set to return...
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