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Group that spread false Covid claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months

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An international pressure group that spread false and conspiratorial claims about Covid-19 more than doubled the average number of interactions it got on Facebook in the first six months of 2021 in spite of renewed ef...

Activision Blizzard reportedly fires 20 employees following harassment claims

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The embattled video game company Activision Blizzard has fired 20 employees over claims of harassment, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing a letter sent to staff. According to the report, the video game ma...

Janner child abuse claims: police guilty of failing to investigate, report finds

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Leicestershire police were guilty of a “serious and inexcusable failure” to properly investigate allegations of child sexual abuse against the late Labour peer Greville Janner, according to a damning report. The inves...

Tasmanian Catholic school teacher claims girls’ skirts ‘distracting’ male teachers and students

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A Tasmanian Catholic secondary school has been forced to issue an apology after a group of year 8 students were instructed to kneel down to have their skirts measured, because their dress length was “distracting” male...

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...

Editor of German tabloid Bild sacked after sexual misconduct claims

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The editor of Germany’s biggest tabloid has been relieved of his duties as its publisher faced allegations that it tried to cover up the full findings of an investigation into sexual misconduct and bullying within its...

Cameron Norrie claims biggest win of his career to collect Indian Wells title

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After an imperious breakthrough week at the BNP Paribas Open in which the heightened stakes of each new round brought out a greater level of play from Cameron Norrie, the best men’s tennis player in Great Britain took...

Cambridge University halts £400m deal with UAE over Pegasus spyware claims

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The University of Cambridge has broken off talks with the United Arab Emirates over a record £400m collaboration after claims about the Gulf state’s use of controversial Pegasus hacking software, the university’s vice...

Brexit live: Irish deputy PM suggests UK negotiated ‘in bad faith’ after Cummings’ NI protocol claims

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Leo Varadkar hits back at Boris Johnson’s former adviser after he says UK government always planned to ditch parts of the agreement

Professor says career ‘effectively ended’ by union’s transphobia claims

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Kathleen Stock, a philosophy professor targeted by activists for her views on gender identification, has said she fears her career at Sussex University has been “effectively ended” by a union’s call for an investigati...

At least 750 sexual misconduct claims against UK police officers in five years

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At least 750 allegations of sexual misconduct were made against serving police officers across Britain over five years, with the highest number made against Greater Manchester police (GMP), figures show. More than 150...

Energy crisis: minister denies Kwasi Kwarteng lied over Treasury claims

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A minister has sought to play down splits between government departments over support for firms struggling with fast-rising energy prices, denying that the business secretary had lied and blaming a spat between the Tr...

Women’s Tour of Britain: Wiebes claims double as Simmonds solo bid falls short

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Lorena Wiebes claimed a historic double at the Women’s Tour of Britain with her second consecutive stage victory, while Demi Vollering stayed on course for overall victory with one stage to go. Team DSM rider Wiebes o...

Tyson Fury calls opponent ‘weak’ as Deontay Wilder repeats cheating claims

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Tyson Fury labelled Deontay Wilder “weak” before a blazing argument erupted between the heavyweights at their final pre-fight press conference, leading to the traditional staredown being scrapped. Fury defends his WBC...

Coronavirus live: Brazil regulator to investigate claims Covid patients unknowingly tested with unproven drugs

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Brazil hospitals accused of testing unproven drugs on elderly Covid patients; Sweden pauses Moderna vaccine over possible rare side effects

Noma wins world’s best restaurant as Denmark claims top two spots

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Copenhagen has confirmed its reputation as the global dining destination of the moment after its top eateries finished first and second in the 2021 World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, widely considered the Oscars of g...

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