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Twitter launches privacy-protected site on dark web to bypass Russia’s block

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Twitter has launched a privacy-protected version of its site to bypass surveillance and censorship after Russia restricted access to its service in the country. Russia has blocked access to Facebook and has limited Tw...

Australia news live updates: more NSW flood warnings in place as Lismore cleanup continues; Queensland launches recovery appeal

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More than 70,000 people in NSW covered by 55 evacuation orders as Sydney and Central Coast face more heavy rain; magnitude 3.8 earthquake at Mount Barker near Adelaide; NSW records five Covid deaths, Victoria four and...

Unboxed festival launches with vow to get Britain reconnected

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Unboxed – the controversial and now heavily rebranded Festival UK 2022 – launched on 1 March, with a pledge to treat the whole of the UK as a venue and satisfy the public’s “huge appetite to get out again and stand ne...

Prince Harry launches libel action against Mail on Sunday

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Prince Harry has launched a libel action days after the Mail on Sunday published claims about problems with his security arrangements. Court filings show Harry made a claim against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) ...

Russia-Ukraine crisis live news: first casualties reported as Putin launches ‘full-scale invasion’ – latest updates

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Explosions heard in cities across Ukraine after Vladimir Putin announces operation to ‘demilitarise’ neighbouring country. Follow the latest news and updates

Western leaders decry Vladimir Putin as Russia launches attacks on Ukraine

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Western leaders have responded with fury to Russia launching military attacks on Ukrainian cities, and vowed to hold the Kremlin to account with a barrage of crippling sanctions on its economy. Shortly after reports o...

Vanuatu government launches inquiry into labour schemes after testimony from workers in Australia

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The Vanuatu government has launched an inquiry into the country’s labour mobility programs, including the seasonal worker program in Australia, citing concerns around safety. The inquiry comes in the wake of testimony...

Facebook launches Reels globally, betting on ‘fastest growing’ format

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Facebook has launched its short video feature Reels globally, its owner Meta Platforms said on Tuesday, in a move to expand its fastest growing content format after reports that overall user numbers are down. The soc...

Kyle Rittenhouse launches initiative to fight media ‘lies’ – and Whoopi Goldberg

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Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen who shot dead two men and injured another during anti-racism protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020, has announced the formation of a group to fund lawsuits against reporters – and also Who...

Cycling charity launches ambitious plan to boost UK-wide path network

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A masterplan for a UK-wide traffic and barrier-free national cycling and walking network (NCN) suitable for “a sensible 12-year-old travelling alone” is to be launched on Wednesday. The ambitious plan would link most ...

Scotland launches women’s audit to look at barriers to entering Holyrood

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It will be “really disappointing” if the Scottish parliament cannot attract more female politicians within the next five years, says Holyrood’s presiding officer, as she launches Holyrood’s first women’s audit to inve...

Louisiana launches inquiry into death of Black motorist Ronald Greene

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Louisiana’s Republican-controlled state legislature has announced a far-reaching bipartisan inquiry into the in-custody death of Ronald Greene, a Black motorist who was killed following a violent arrest at the hands L...

EU official vows rapid sanctions if Russia launches Ukraine military attack

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The EU will be ready to launch sanctions against Russia within days of a military attack on Ukraine, a senior official has said, as the volatile security crisis enters a critical phase. EU foreign ministers meeting in...

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...