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Boris Johnson tightens rules on travel and mask-wearing over Omicron concerns

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Boris Johnson has announced fresh measures to curb the spread of coronavirus including mandatory masks in shops and PCR tests for travellers entering England after two cases of the Omicron variant were detected in the...

Lush quits Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat over safety concerns

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Lush has announced it is closing its accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok until the social media sites do a better job of protecting users from harmful content. The campaigning beauty retailer said it ...

BBC quits Stonewall diversity scheme over impartiality concerns

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The BBC has quit a diversity programme run by the LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall, saying it believes coverage of transgender issues should be considered an impartiality topic that requires the inclusion of critical voices. ...

Objectivity concerns over UN’s report on Tigray civil war

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An international human rights investigation into the brutal civil war in Ethiopia’s Tigray province will be published on Wednesday amid concerns that the scope of the UN inquiry has been constrained by both Addis Abab...

Four activity centres in England suspended over ‘serious’ safeguarding concerns

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Ofsted has suspended four holiday activity centres for children in England over “serious safeguarding concerns” including allegations of substance abuse by staff, in a rare move by the education watchdog. The sites to...

US bans China Telecom over national security concerns

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The US communications regulator has voted to revoke China Telecom’s licence in America over national security concerns in the latest pushback by Washington against what it deems possible infiltration of key networks b...

Online retailer THG to strengthen board after governance concerns

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The online retailer THG is to strengthen its board with the appointment of an independent chair after concerns about governance and the future of the business led to a slump in its valuation. However, more than £800m ...

Crew on Baldwin film raised prop gun concerns before fatal shooting

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A picture of chaos and concern on the set of Alec Baldwin’s new western, Rust, has emerged from fresh accounts of the lead-up to the fatal shooting during filming on Thursday. Only days into the three-week production ...

St Andrews University brings in safety measures over drink-spiking concerns

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Random bag searches, safety patrols and testing of unattended drinks are to be introduced at University of St Andrews student venues after a surge in concern about drink spiking, with reported incidents in four univer...

Norway bow-and-arrow suspect in care amid mental health concerns

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The man suspected of killing five people with a bow and arrows and other weapons in Norway has been transferred to the public health service, a state prosecutor has said, amid concerns about his mental health. “Based ...

Doubts on legacy and cost concerns hang over Tokyo Olympic Games

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The public square outside Shimbashi station, the scene of anti-Olympic protests this summer, has resumed its usual role as an after-work rendezvous. Newspapers that juxtaposed athletic feats with a rising coronavirus ...

Media startup Ozy shuts down after New York Times report raises concerns

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Ozy, a digital media startup, is shutting down less than a week after a New York Times column raised questions about the organization’s claims of millions of viewers and readers, while also pointing out a potential ca...

Concerns grow over Poland’s treatment of migrants stuck at Belarus border

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Concerns over Poland’s treatment of migrants stranded on its border with Belarus are mounting after Warsaw this week ignored domestic and international criticism to extend a state of emergency and sought to portray th...

Greater Manchester: official concerns raised about public safety amid police failings

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Inspectors say they are “concerned about public safety in Greater Manchester” after finding that the region’s police force was failing to support vulnerable victims of crime – four years after the alarm was first rais...

Arrest footage and teargas raise concerns about Victoria police’s use of force to quell protests

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The use of weapons like teargas and stinger grenades and vision of a man being thrown to the ground by a Victorian police officer at Flinders Street Station has raised concerns about police’s use of force during the o...

Unions’ concerns could delay Keir Starmer’s Labour rules shake-up

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Keir Starmer could be forced to delay plans for Labour party reforms amid resistance from key trade unions, who have said they need more time to consult on plans to rewrite the leadership election rules. The Guardian ...

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