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White House attempts to use Biden’s Covid diagnosis as ‘teachable moment’

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For more than a year, Joe Biden’s ability to avoid the coronavirus seemed to defy the odds. When he finally did test positive, the White House was ready. It set out to turn the diagnosis into a “teachable moment” and ...

Dominic Cummings attempts career reboot as political speaker

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More than a year since walking out of Downing Street clutching his possessions in a cardboard box, Dominic Cummings has emerged in public again, recasting himself as a political speaker, From No 10 to a lecture hall i...

‘Despair’ over Rwanda deportation leading to suicide attempts, say UK charities

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Charities that support asylum seekers say they are documenting a number of suicide attempts among those threatened with being sent to Rwanda. The news comes as the home secretary, Priti Patel, has announced that the f...

Suicide attempts among Australia’s live performers rose over last two years, survey reveals

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Levels of extreme psychological distress and suicidal ideation among Australians working in live performance and music are significantly higher than the national average, a new survey of more than 1,300 respondents ha...

‘Forgotten’ Syrian interpreter attempts suicide after UK asylum delays

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A Syrian interpreter who has worked for the British government and the White Helmets has tried to kill himself after waiting nearly two years for a decision on his asylum claim. Ali [not his real name] worked as an in...

Sunak attempts to ease cost of living squeeze as interest rates climb

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At 11am the regulator Ofgem put up the cost of the average energy bill by £700 a year. At noon the Bank of England raised interest rates for the second time running and warned of rapidly rising inflation. Sandwiched i...

Glenn Youngkin attempts to ban critical race theory on day one as Virginia governor

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Virginia’s newly elected Republican governor has immediately passed a swath of conservative orders – ranging from attempts to alter local school curriculums to loosening public health mandates during the pandemic – af...

Japan attempts to stem surge in Covid cases linked to US military bases

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Japan is to introduce limits on bar and restaurant opening times in three areas in an attempt to stem a surge in coronavirus cases that has been linked to US military bases. The measures – officially described as a qu...

US libraries report spike in organised attempts to ban books in schools

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From calls in Virginia to burn “sexually explicit” books in a school library to a wave of challenges to titles by authors ranging from Toni Morrison to Alison Bechdel, the American Library Association is charting an u...

Kiribati’s attempts to keep stranded Australian judge out of the country ruled unconstitutional

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A landmark judgment in the Pacific country of Kiribati has ruled the government’s actions in blocking an Australian, a judge on Kiribati’s high court, from returning to the island were unconstitutional. When David Lam...

Poland warns of ‘armed’ attempts on its border as Germany urges EU to act

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Poland has warned of an “armed” escalation of conflict involving migrants massed near the border with Belarus, as the global community reacted to the latest grim chapter in Europe’s migrant crisis. Having blocked hund...

New Zealand stabbings: police made repeated attempts to curb ‘highly paranoid’ man

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Seven people were injured in the Islamic State-inspired terror attack in New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern has said, updating initial reports that only six people had been hurt. Speaking at a media conference in Wellington ...

Man attempts to stab Mali’s interim leader at Grand Mosque

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A man has tried to stab Mali’s transitional president, Col Assimi Goïta, during Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Grand Mosque in Bamako. Witnesses said the incident happened after the imam went to slaughter sheep at th...

Suez canal blocked: attempts continue to free stuck megaship Ever Given – video

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Efforts to free the giant container ship are continuing after the 400m-long vessel became stuck in the Suez canal. Local authorities attempted to dislodge the 220,000 ton vessel from the banks of the canal using tug b...