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House passes bill to raise US debt ceiling through early December

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The US House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to a Senate-passed bill temporarily raising the government’s borrowing limit to $28.9tn, putting off the risk of default at least until early December. D...

Singapore passes foreign interference law allowing authorities to block internet content

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Singapore’s parliament has passed a law aimed at preventing foreign interference in domestic politics, which the opposition and activists have criticised as a tool to crush dissent. The law, approved after a marathon ...

Intrusion review – Netflix home invasion thriller passes muster

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There’s an adequately scattered trail of breadcrumbs running throughout the brisk Netflix thriller Intrusion that starts us off in one subgenre before leading us somewhere entirely different. It’s not that either plac...

Paul Merson: ‘Gambling is a horrible addiction. Your career passes you by’

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A few minutes before Paul Merson tells the surreal story which makes him cry, in a beautiful but broken memory, he looks at me intently. “It’s been 36 years of pure madness,” Merson says as he reflects on the gambling...

California passes landmark bill targeting Amazon’s algorithm-driven rules

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California has passed a landmark bill taking aim at Amazon and the controversial, algorithm-driven rules that govern the lives of its warehouse workers. The first-of-its-kind law was passed by the state senate this we...

Ireland’s population passes 5m for first time since C19th famine

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Ireland’s population has surpassed 5 million for the first time since the aftermath of its 19th-century famine. The republic reached the milestone in April, reflecting a combination of net migration and natural increa...

Texas house passes sweeping voting restrictions bill

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The Texas house of representatives has passed a sweeping elections bill that would prohibit 24-hour and drive-through voting, block election officials from sending out absentee ballot applications, impose new identifi...

US House passes voting rights bill, restoring critical provision of landmark law

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The US House of Representatives has passed an update to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, restoring a critical provision of the landmark civil rights law that requires places with a history of voting discrimination to be un...

US Senate passes giant $1tn bipartisan infrastructure bill

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The US Senate passed a giant new bipartisan infrastructure bill on Tuesday morning, with 19 Republicans joining the entire Democratic caucus in helping to get the bill over the finish line. It was a key affirmation o...

Covid live: Brazil passes 500,000 coronavirus deaths; young people rush to take up vaccines in England

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Protests in Brazil as confirmed death toll soars past half a million; more than 700,000 jabs booked as NHS programme opens to over-18s

Voracious Frankie Dettori passes Royal Ascot milestone on Palace Pier

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Frankie Dettori, the king of Royal Ascot, paused just moments after he won the opening race of the week and then, rightly, he lifted his left hand to pat the gleaming neck of his imperious horse. Palace Pier, the hot ...

Denmark passes law to let it relocate asylum seekers outside Europe

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Denmark’s parliament has passed a law that will enabe the country to relocate asylum seekers to countries outside Europe, in defiance of calls from the UN and NGOs to abandon the plan for fear it will erode refugees’ ...

NSW Labor warns members their data could end up online after hacker’s deadline passes

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New South Wales Labor has warned its members their data could be posted online as early as Saturday after the organisation was targeted by a ransomware attack and the hacker group’s deadline passed. On 5 May, NSW Labo...

Hong Kong passes law that can stop people leaving

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Hong Kong has passed a new immigration law that includes powers to stop people entering or leaving the city, raising fears of Chinese mainland-style “exit bans” in the international business hub. The legislation saile...

Arizona passes sweeping anti-abortion bill banning procedure for genetic issues

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Arizona’s governor has signed a sweeping anti-abortion bill that bans the procedure if the woman is seeking it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down’s syndrome. Doctors who perform an abortion ...

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