‘Apocalyptic’ heatwaves cause worst drought in 70 years and violent wildfires in Europe



HEATWAVES are gripping parts of the continent with regions in northern Italy suffering the worst drought in seven decades while parts of Spain are fighting wildfires.
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Chinese woman ‘detained for wearing Japanese kimono’
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Who went too far: Jerry Sadowitz or those who cancelled his Edinburgh fringe show? | Brian Logan
Questions of free speech offer no simple answers, but it’s clear that this is a watershed moment in comedyIf we don’t defend free speech, we live in tyranny. That’s the tenor of the coverage of the attack on Salman Rushdie this weekend. So is it also our take when a comedian uses “extreme racism, sexism, homophobia and misogyny” onstage? That’s the question surrounding the cancellation of Jerry Sadowitz’s show on the Edinburgh fringe, and – spoiler alert – I, a mere comedy critic, am not certain of the answer.What I do know is that this marks a watershed moment. Many of the earlier cancel culture v comedy furores have involved powerful acts (your Dave Chappelles, Ricky Gervaises and Jimmy Carrs) not being cancelled at all. I’m being silenced, they yell, halfway through their Netflix specials.Brian Logan is the Guardian’s comedy critic and the artistic director of Camden People’s theatre Continue reading...
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GMB viewers praise Ed Miliband for 'actually answering questions' about energy crisis
Good Morning Britain viewers praised Ed Miliband for giving 'concise and articulate' answers about soaring energy bills, as the former Labour Party leader was quizzed about Sir Kier Starmer's recent holiday amid the ongoing energy crisis
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Diabetic man, 36, died in hospital after being given a 'fatal dose of another patient's medication' 
Martin Weldon, 36, had been in intensive care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow since May after a diabetic hypoglycaemia left him with a severe brain injury.
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Russia has 'no need' to use nukes in Ukraine, Putin's defence chief insists
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What would happen to mortgages if the base rate hit 3%, 5% or 7%?
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Where to watch House of the Dragon in the UK - release date and channel
House of the Dragon is the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series. After years of development and speculation, it is finally here and for viewers in the UK, there are a few ways to watch it
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Dad finally agrees to sell home after fighting compulsory purchase order for 16 years
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Record number of Universal Credit claimants have benefits cut after Tory crackdown
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Brazil’s presidential campaign launches amid fears of violence and upheaval
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Helen Skelton follows pro dancer as she signs up for Strictly Come Dancing
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Elon Musk pens article for a magazine run by China’s internet censorship agency
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A couple with a 40-year-age gap celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary
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CMA nears agreement to remove 'unfair' ground rent terms
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As Prince Charles says he is 'different to The Crown', FEMAIL reveals the most shocking moments
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Ezra Miller Begins Treatment For ‘Complex Mental Health Issues’ After Series Of Controversies
Ezra Miller pictured in 2019Ezra Miller has announced they have begun treatment to help with what they have described as a series of “complex mental health issues”.The Justice League actor apologised to those they had “alarmed and upset” with their recent behaviour and said they were “committed” to recovery.It comes after Ezra was charged by US police over an alleged burglary in the state of Vermont, for which they are expected to appear in Vermont Superior Court in September.Ezra has been embroiled in multiple controversies in the past several months, including being arrested twice in Hawaii on charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct at a karaoke bar.The 29-year-old has also been accused of the abuse and grooming of a young girl.“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” the actor said in a statement shared with US media outlets.“I want to apologise to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behaviour.“I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”EXCLUSIVE: Ezra Miller has broken their silence about the troubling behavior that they have exhibited in recent years, which has led to a series of legal issues and assault and abuse allegations. Miller also apologized for their actions. https://t.co/5XOu0UIUKYpic.twitter.com/VrabyRJEos— Variety (@Variety) August 16, 2022It comes as Warner Bros confirmed that superhero blockbuster The Flash is still going ahead amid the ongoing controversies with its lead star, with DC franchise boss David Zaslav saying he was “very excited” for the movie to be released.As well as playing The Flash in various DC films, Ezra’s additional credits include the Fantastic Beasts franchise, the coming-of-age drama The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and the psychological thriller We Need To Talk About Kevin.Help and support:Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393.Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill).CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) offer a helpline open 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year, on 0800 58 58 58, and a webchat service.The Mix is a free support service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email help@themix.org.ukRethink Mental Illness offers practical help through its advice line which can be reached on 0808 801 0525 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm). More info can be found on rethink.org.MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:Bryce Dallas Howard Made 'So Much Less' Than Chris Pratt On Jurassic TrilogyHouse Of The Dragon Star Steve Toussaint Shuts Down Racist Trolls Over CastingWarner Bros. 'Strongly Condemns' J.K. Rowling Death Threats After Salman Rushdie Attack
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