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Biden administration launches website for free at-home Covid tests a day early

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The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home Covid-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online. The website, CovidTests.gov, now incl...

Lords watchdog launches inquiry into Michelle Mone over ‘VIP lane’ contract

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The House of Lords commissioner for standards has launched an investigation into the Conservative peer Michelle Mone, relating to the PPE company awarded £203m government contracts via the “VIP lane” after she referre...

Widow of South Africa’s Zulu king launches legal succession bid in court

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One of the six widows of South Africa’s Zulu king launched a legal succession bid on Tuesday, arguing that she is the monarch’s only legitimate widow as they had a civil marriage, while he wed his five other wives onl...

British Council launches inquiry after Kenyan staff allege racism

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The British Council has launched an inquiry into allegations from black current and former staff members in Kenya who claim they were subjected to systemic racism. Senior white executives at the organisation, which is...

Brussels launches legal action over Polish rulings against EU law

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The European Commission has begun legal action against Poland over rulings by the country’s constitutional court that challenged the supremacy of EU law, in an escalation of the long-running battle between Brussels an...

Unite launches inquiry into building costs of Birmingham project

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Unite is launching an independent inquiry into how the building costs of a hotel and conference centre in Birmingham spiralled into a “potentially significant loss” for the trade union. The inquiry follows reports at ...

Australia news live updates: sharp rise in NSW Covid cases; six cases on Gold Coast ahead of border reopening; Alan Jones launches new web show

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Gold Coast lockdown ‘unlikely’ despite new community Covid cases; Alan Jones says new show and podcast a ‘pioneering initiative’; NSW records 516 new infections; Victoria records 1,206 cases and two deaths; six new in...

Starbucks launches aggressive anti-union effort as upstate New York stores organize

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Will Westlake, a Starbucks barista in Hamburg, New York, whose store recently filed for a union election, was told by a manager he could attend an earlier mandatory anti-union meeting on 8 November because he was sche...

Environment Agency launches major investigation into sewage

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Water companies are at the centre of a major investigation by the financial and environmental watchdogs after they admitted they could have illegally released untreated sewage into waterways without permits. The Envir...

UK launches trial of drug to tackle fatigue in long Covid patients

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The first trial of a drug to target the fatigue and muscle weakness experienced by more than half of people with long Covid has been launched in the UK. It is also the first drug trial in long Covid patients who were ...

Stella Creasy launches campaign to get more mothers into politics

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Labour’s Stella Creasy is launching a project to fund mothers who want to get involved in politics, after describing her “heartbreak” at the way the party has responded to her calls for proper maternity cover for MPs....

UK’s top climate adviser launches scathing attack on Australia on eve of Cop26

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The UK government’s climate change adviser has launched a scathing attack on Australia’s net zero commitment on the eve of critical talks in Glasgow. Lord Deben, the Climate Change Committee chair, told the BBC on Sat...

City broker launches weather data index to trade climate crisis risk

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The City broker TP ICAP has launched a weather data-backed index that it says will allow business risks tied to the pace of the climate crisis to be traded on financial markets for the first time. The creation of an i...

Jean Paul Gaultier launches rental service of iconic 1980s and 90s items

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Nothing to wear? Fashion fans have been invited to slip into a piece of history as Jean Paul Gaultier launches a rental service of some of its most iconic designs. In a move expected to position the French fashion hou...

New paper launches attack on ‘biased’ sport concussion consensus process

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The International Olympic Committee, Fifa, World Rugby and other sport governing bodies are facing new calls for a radical overhaul of their concussion policies from a group of academics, researchers, clinicians and c...

Wales launches drive to keep young people in their homeland

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The Welsh government is launching a drive to persuade more young people to remain in their homeland amid growing concerns that the percentage of working-age citizens is dropping to worryingly low levels. Ministers fea...

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