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British bomb disposal expert killed in blast on remote Pacific island
Stephen ‘Luke’ Atkinson was employed by non-governmental organisation Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and worked on the Solomon Islands.
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Presidential hopeful Joe Biden wrongly claims two thirds of US population has died of coronavirus
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The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil brushes off Emmy loss with ‘favourite’ Ted Danson video
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Hope coronavirus vaccine ‘could be ready by Christmas’ as UK battles second wave
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Welsh towns including Newport and Merthyr Tydfil are plunged into lockdown
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Exclusive: Dean Henderson set to make Man United debut vs Luton
Man United start their Carabao Cup campaign at Luton Town on Tuesday night and Dean Henderson is expected to make his United debut.
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New coronavirus app won’t be able to contact trace
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Coronavirus: Long-delayed NHS app will not be able to do contact-tracing
The troubled NHS coronavirus app will not be able to trace if someone has been in contact with an infected person, it has emerged.
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‘We are all behind him’ – Mason Mount sends message to under-fire Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after Liverpool blunder
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Normal People star Paul Mescal’s family joke he’s a ‘loser’ as he misses out on best actor Emmy
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Oldham confirm former Bolton skipper no longer part of first team squad
The ex-Bolton and Middlesbrough defender and team mate Gary Woods are not a part of the Boundary Park club's squad
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Anne and Linda Nolan finish chemotherapy after 'going through hell' says Coleen
Coleen Nolan announced on Loose Women that her sisters Anne and Linda Nolan have completed their chemotherapy as they battle cancer together
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Rishi Sunak to extend emergency Covid-19 business loan schemes
Extension of four state-backed programmes comes as fears grow about impact of second waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government hopes to allay growing concerns over the economic fallout from a second wave in coronavirus infections by extending its emergency Covid-19 loan scheme for businesses.The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce the extension of four state-backed lending programmes until the end of November, in a move to give struggling firms more time to apply for support as the number of new cases rapidly climbs. Continue reading...
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Polish minister wants talks to end ruling coalition crisis
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Daughter's comment to dad accidentally exposes mum's affair with neighbour
A husband says he kicked his wife out of their home after he discovered she had been intimate with their neighbour following weeks of texting and exchanging flirty photos
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Penn Badgley’s wife Domino Kirke confirms couple have welcomed baby boy after two miscarriages
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Czechs replace health minister amid record infection surge
The Czech government is appointing an epidemiologist as the new health minister as the country struggles with a surge of infections
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Tottenham to donate match-worn shirts to Justin Edinburgh foundation
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Trevor Phillips: All Scots in the UK should get to vote in any independence referendum
Mr Phillips noted that the party's official definition of who would count as a citizen of an independent nation includes 'Scottish-born British citizens currently living outside of Scotland'.
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Katie Price denies pregnancy and engagement rumours after sharing cryptic post
EXCLUSIVE: Katie Price drove fans wild with speculation after she shared a cryptic caption on a snap of her with boyfriend Carl Woods, but has now denied that she's expecting a child or engaged
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Britain's 'Indian summer' heatwave will end on Wednesday
Those in southern England will continue to bask in glorious 77F (25C) temperatures following a misty start today, before 'wintry' Arctic conditions are expected to sweep across the nation.
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QPR release statement to set record straight after electing not to take a knee
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Abu Dhabi, UAE's conservative capital, ends alcohol licenses
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Secretive snow leopard cub slinks up to a camera trap, sniffs it then disables it in Russia
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Co-op to open 50 new stores - see if your town is on the list
Exclusive: The retail giant said it's opening dozens of new stores and refurbishing 100 more due to "exceptional demand" during the pandemic. It comes as Boris Johnson prepares to unveil a two week "mini lockdown" amid rising coronavirus cases
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NHS contact tracing app won't do automatic contact tracing when it launches
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Boris Johnson to chair Cobra meeting with new lockdown-style restrictions &apos;on the way&apos;
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Boris Johnson returns to 'protect the NHS' slogan as he mulls tighter lockdown
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Trump to nominate RBG replacement by TUESDAY as McConnell sways moderate Republicans to confirm
Donald Trump could nominate the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement to the Supreme Court as early as Tuesday, a new report revealed Monday.
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Boris Johnson To Hold Emergency Coronavirus Cobra Meeting On Tuesday
Boris Johnson will hold a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday, before an expected announcement of new coronavirus restrictions.The prime minister will on Monday hold talks with leaders in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as cabinet colleagues ahead of a full meeting of top ministers tomorrow.He will then make a statement to the Commons in which he is expected to set out any new lockdown measures.The PM has already suggested that a second wave of infections is coming, while chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance have warned that infections could reach 50,000 cases a day by mid-October without action.The government has been working on a response to the recent uptick in infections all weekend, Downing Street said.On Saturday, the cabinet including Johnson were briefed on the potential impact of the pandemic and potential restrictions by Whitty, Vallance and Treasury chief economic adviser Claire Lombardelli.The PM will on Monday look to secure UK-wide agreement from devolved nations on the “next steps”, to be discussed at the government's emergency Cobra meeting.His official spokesperson told reporters: “You can see what’s been happening over the course of the previous 72 or 96 hours.“The PM spoke on Friday about his concerns about a  second wave, there was an update to the cabinet on Saturday.“The PM held more meetings with scientific advisers and with colleagues yesterday.“Today he will be engaging with the devolved administrations.“Let’s see where we get to, and tomorrow morning will be an opportunity for Cobra to discuss what next steps may be required in the coronavirus response.”Whitty has stressed the need to “break unnecessary links between households” while health secretary Matt Hancock was unable to say whether pubs would be shut this weekend.Related... This Is How Covid-19 Is Spreading In The UK Right Now UK Facing 50,000 Covid Cases A Day If Rise Is Not Halted, Says Top Scientist Pubs Might Be Closed By The Weekend, Matt Hancock Suggests
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Experts unearthing the find in southern Siberia say the family of three probably succumbed to the same infection, and the old lady was slain to look after the family in the afterlife.
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I was encouraged to take my own life by someone I met online
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Square dancing! Couples waltz in tiny taped-off boxes to obey the coronavirus distancing rules
The video was filmed at a wedding in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon earlier this month.
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Susanna Reid calls Kate Garraway an inspiration for coping with 'nightmare'
Susanna, 49, hailed Kate as an 'inspiration' for the way she's coped with husband Derek Draper's devastating coronavirus battle
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Andy Cole sends message to Man Utd fans calling for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's head
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Switzerland unveils plans to spend billions on fighter jets despite not going to war in 200 years
The plans have been faced with much opposition, as many believe the country can't afford the war planes and doesn't need them. Voters get their say on September 27.
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Covid-19 vaccines could be available 'by the end of the year'
Government scientists have revealed a successful Covid-19 vaccine could be on the horizon
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Man Utd change transfer strategy as Ed Woodward springs into action after defeat
Man Utd chiefs Ed Woodward and Matt Judge are reportedly now looking to strengthen their defence this window and acted immediately after their Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace
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