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Police Scotland apologises to women in Glasgow after streets blocked off

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Police Scotland has apologised to women in Glasgow who had to walk home in darkness on Monday night after well-lit streets were blocked off due to Cop26 climate summit security concerns. Residents near the Cop venue s...

BBC boss offers to meet black executive after claims he was blocked from job

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The BBC director general, Tim Davie, has offered to meet a prominent black media executive who, it is claimed, was blocked from a senior job at the broadcaster after making public interventions on race. Marcus Ryder s...

Donald Trump’s own treasury secretary blocked Ivanka World Bank role – report

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Only direct intervention from his own treasury secretary stopped Donald Trump nominating his daughter, Ivanka Trump, to lead the World Bank, according to a new report. Citing two anonymous sources, the Intercept said...

Texas’ restrictive abortion law temporarily reinstated one day after being blocked

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A federal appeals court on Friday night allowed Texas to temporarily resume banning most abortions, just one day after clinics across the state began rushing to serve patients again for the first time since early Sept...

Biden under pressure as NGO says flights from Afghanistan blocked

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Joe Biden’s administration is facing mounting pressure amid reports that several hundred people, including Americans, had been prevented for a week from flying out of an airport in northern Afghanistan. Marina LeGree,...

Ship that blocked the Suez canal docks in UK – four months late

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The container ship that caused global disruption after blocking the Suez canal earlier this year has finally docked in the UK – four months later than planned. The Ever Given finally arrived at the Port of Felixstowe ...

Queensland police blocked research into domestic violence cases and attitudes of officers

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The Queensland police service blocked academic research seeking to scrutinise its response to domestic violence cases and the attitudes of officers – sending rejection letters that denied there was a need for studies....

Facebook blocked hashtag calling for Narendra Modi to resign over pandemic

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A hashtag calling for the resignation of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was briefly blocked on Facebook on Wednesday, hiding more than 12,000 posts critical of the Indian government as the coronavirus pande...

Grenfell Tower landlord ‘blocked staff access to residents’ blog’

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Grenfell Tower’s landlord blocked staff computers from accessing a residents’ blog which raised concerns about the building’s refurbishment and warned of a potentially disastrous fire, the inquiry into the 14 June 201...

Supreme court dismisses case brought by Twitter users Trump blocked

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A lawsuit over whether or not former President Donald Trump could block individuals from seeing content published on his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account has been dismissed by the US supreme court. Heeding the rulings...

Maker of Lil Nas X ‘Satan shoes’ blocked by Nike insists they are works of art

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The maker of the rapper Lil Nas X’s controversial “Satan shoes” responded to a lawsuit from Nike by claiming the sneakers were works of art. The customised Nike Air Max 97s, which each contain a drop of human blood, ...

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...

Boulder shootings: suspect allegedly bought assault rifle after ban on sale was blocked

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The suspect accused of opening fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket was a 21-year-old man who allegedly purchased an assault weapon less than a week earlier, it has emerged. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa bought the weap...

Suez Canal blocked by huge container ship

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A giant container ship has run aground in the Suez canal, causing a traffic jam of vessels at either end of the vital international trade artery. The 220,000-tonne, 400m-long Evergreen became stuck in the canal on Tue...

Signal: China appears to have blocked encrypted messaging app

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The encrypted messaging app Signal appears to have been blocked in mainland China, the latest foreign social media service to cease working in a country where the government tightly controls the flow of information. A...