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Paul Dacre will get second chance to apply for Ofcom chair, ministers confirm

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Paul Dacre will “imminently” be offered another chance to become chair of the media regulator, Ofcom, ministers have confirmed. Ministers have been attempting to appoint the former Daily Mail editor to run the watchdo...

October design news: moon art, forest crayons, celebrating second hand

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Award-winning work sounds elitist, but outside the Turner or the Oscars or Emmys there are many prizes which rarely make the mainstream news. This month you could visit the award show for Koestler Arts, a charity whic...

Sudan coup: US condemns military takeover as protests rage into second day

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The United States has “strongly” condemned the leaders of Sudan’s military coup as the United Nations planned an emergency meeting on the crisis and protests entered a second day. After clashes between pro-democracy p...

‘A growing divide’: Leicester East faces potential loss of second Labour MP

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The constituents of Leicester East have become accustomed to seeing their local MP in the news. Often for all the wrong reasons. The former Labour MP Keith Vaz, who held the seat for 32 years, stepped down after he wa...

Facebook and Instagram says issues now fixed after second outage in a week

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Facebook has said that issues that blocked access to its apps and services for some users have been fixed. The problems, which lasted around two hours on Friday, came days after the social media giant suffered a six-h...

Ben Stokes undergoes second operation on finger but Ashes remain unlikely

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Ben Stokes has undergone a second operation on his long-standing finger injury but remains unlikely to feature in England’s upcoming Ashes squad. Stokes has been on indefinite leave since the end of July in order to f...

Chinese planes fly over Taiwan defence zone in second day of record show of force

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China has for the second day in a row flown more than 30 military planes towards Taiwan in yet another record show of force. Taiwan’s defence ministry said 39 aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone ...

‘I’m quitting politics’, says Rodrigo Duterte – for a second time

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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he will retire from politics and abandon his bid to become vice-president in next year’s election, fuelling speculation that his daughter Sara Duterte will inste...

Coronavirus live news: fourth Brazil UN attendee tests positive; life expectancy falls by most since second world war

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Life expectancy of American men drops by more than two years; CEO of Brazilian state lender tests positive for Covid

Afghanistan: second Ministry of Defence email data breach emerges

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A second data breach by the Ministry of Defence in the space of a few days that could compromise the safety of Afghans has emerged. Defence officials sent an email that had the email addresses and some names of 55 peo...

Second hedge fund pushes for change in leadership of GSK

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GSK’s chief executive, Emma Walmsley, has come under pressure from a second activist hedge fund, Bluebell Capital Partners, which has taken a stake in the drugmaker to push for change at the top, including demanding t...

Second line of defence: Taiwan’s civilians train to resist invasion

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On a quiet workday morning last week, air raid sirens rang out across Taiwan. The eerie wailing horn would be the first warning to the island’s 23.5 million residents of an incoming attack by their neighbour across th...

Ellen van Dijk ends long wait for second world championship time trial title

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Ellen van Dijk of the Netherlands endured a long and painful wait for her second world time trial title, eight years after she won for the first time at the 2013 championship in Tuscany. On Monday the Dutch racer set ...

Second Dutch minister resigns over Afghan evacuation crisis

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The Dutch defence minister has became the second cabinet member to resign over the Afghan evacuation debacle. Ank Bijleveld resigned on Friday, following the foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag, out of the door after parlia...

Green protesters bring M25 traffic to a halt for second time this week

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Dozens of environmental protesters have blocked traffic on Britain’s busiest motorway for the second time in three days. Activists from Insulate Britain staged the demonstration at several sections of the M25 in Londo...

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