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Myanmar military also detains senior government figures … NHS will take months to return to normal … Charlene White on being ‘authentically me’

Good morning and welcome to this Monday briefing with me, Alison Rourke.

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Kate and William ‘battle’ Meghan and Harry in ‘social media duel’ with new YouTube channel
KATE MIDDLETON and Prince William created their own YouTube channel which will "battle" Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in a "social media duel", a royal expert has claimed.
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Can Labour survive Britain’s political realignment? - podcast
After another set of disappointing election results, columnist John Harris asks if Labour can ever reconnect with voters in its former heartlands, where support is increasingly swinging to the ConservativesLast week’s local elections were the first serious electoral test for the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, whose first year in the job has been dominated by Covid-19. It did not go well. On Friday morning the news came through from Hartlepool that Labour had been beaten into second place by the Conservatives in the hotly contested byelection. And the party had also lost a clutch of council seats in its former heartlands in the north of England and the Midlands. There were gains in key mayoral contests and in Wales but the overall picture was one of a party failing to make the gains necessary to put pressure on a Conservative party in power for more than a decade. Guardian columnist John Harris tells Anushka Asthana that there are no easy answers for Labour. It must now do the hard work of reconnecting with lost voters in places such as Hartlepool. If it doesn’t, the party could be out of power for a generation. Continue reading...
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Met Opera strikes deal with chorus ahead of restart
The Metropolitan Opera reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract with the American Guild of Musical Artists, one of three major labor deals needed for the New York company to resume performances in September
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2 Texas deputies killed, city worker wounded in attack
Authorities say a man shot two West Texas sheriff’s deputies dead and critically wounded a city employee while answering a dog complaint
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Israel air strike fells Gaza tower block with 38 dead as 'full-scale war' feared
Video footage showed three plumes of thick, black smoke rising from a 13-story Gaza residential and office block as it toppled over after being demolished by Israeli air strikes
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Senedd to nominate First Minister in first post-election meeting
Mark Drakeford is set to remain as the head of the Welsh Government after Labour’s election win
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Charles: Nurses are deserving of ‘our thoughts and thanks’
The Prince of Wales visited St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Tuesday.
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Katie Price says she’s having IVF for sixth baby that she will name Miracle
Katie Price says she wants to have two more kids with fiance Carl Woods and is undergoing IVF treatment to try to have another child before her mum passes away
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Number of children traveling alone at border eases in April
The number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased from an all-time high a month earlier, while more adults are coming without families
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Pfizer Covid vaccine could be approved for 12 to 15-year-olds in UK within weeks
Pfizer has asked UK regulators to approve its coronavirus vaccine for use in people aged 12 to 15, after US authorities granted emergency use of the jab among teenagers earlier in the week
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Queen Letizia of Spain attends the Children and Youth Literary Awards Ceremony in Madrid
Queen Letizia of Spain, 48, oozed radiance and style as she attended the Children and Youth Literary Awards Ceremony at the Casa de America building in Madrid.
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Violence erupts in London as pro-Palestine activists clash with police
Dozens more people have been killed overnight as Israel and Hamas fired retaliatory missile strikes, with the UN's Security Council due to meet today to discuss the continuing crisis.
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A playful puppy grabs a leash to take a HORSE on a walk around cattle farm in Queensland
The adorable animal best friends PJ the puppy and Campy the horse ventured out together on a 13,500 acre cattle farm in May Downs, Queensland.
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UN envoy: Iraqis must ensure integrity of October elections
A top U.N. envoy is urging Iraqis to uphold the integrity of “all-important national elections” in October
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Fisherman catches giant crayfish in Australia but it's not just the catch that's got people talking
Some viewers were more interested in the fisherman himself with many swooning that he safely returned the rock lobster to the sea.
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Israel-Gaza violence: death toll rises to 38 as UN envoy warns over escalation
Further airstrikes and rocket fire reported early on Wednesday in Gaza, Tel Aviv and Beersheba What has caused Jerusalem’s worst violence in years? Israeli jets and Palestinian militants traded fresh airstrikes and rocket fire early on Wednesday as the UN’s Middle East envoy called for a cessation of hostilities, warning: “We’re escalating towards a full-scale war.”The death toll since unrest broke out early on Tuesday rose to 38 – 35 in Gaza and three in Israel – as Israel carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza and Palestinian militant groups fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv, Beersheba, and other central Israeli cities. Continue reading...
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Benjamin Netanyahu declares a state of emergency in Lod after mayor warns 'civil war has erupted'
The Israeli Prime Minister's statement came after an Israeli Arab was killed there the previous night as violence soared between Israel and the Palestinian territories.
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What the papers say – May 12
Downing Street’s plans for the year ahead make headlines on Wednesday.
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Meghan Markle and Harry’s second child will be ‘great unifier’ amid Royal Family tensions
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry's second child's birth will be a "great unifier" for the Royal Family, it has been claimed.
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Bulgaria caretaker government appointed until July election
Bulgaria has moved to quell a political crisis by appointing a retired general as interim prime minister until an election is held in July
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Donald Trump humiliation as ‘spam’ blog not performing well suggests data - ‘Primitive’
DONALD TRUMP's new "communications platform" is not performing as well as hoped, new data has suggested.
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CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews BBC 2's Hospital and The Money Maker on Channel 4
Observational documentary Hospital returned last night, charting the pressures on University Hospital Coventry's wards during lockdown this year.
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Ukraine charges Putin ally Medvedchuk with treason
Ukraine has indicted a top opposition figure who is a close ally of Russia’s president with treason and attempts to steal natural resources from Russia-annexed Crimea
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Wetland ecosystems are carbon storage 'power houses', expert says 
Peatlands in Britain contain around three billion tons of carbon - about three times the amount that forests store - according to a report by the British Ecological Society (file photo).
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A Knight’s Tale director recalls Daniel Craig’s ‘fantastic’ audition
‘This was long before he was Bond, obviously,’ director Brian Helgeland says
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Actor Norman Lloyd, who worked with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, dies aged 106
American actor was best known for his roles as the villain in Hitchcock’s Saboteur and as the kindly Dr Daniel Auschlander on TV’s St ElsewhereNorman Lloyd, whose distinguished stage and screen career that put him in the company of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and other greats, has died. He was 106.Lloyd manager, Marion Rosenberg, said the actor died Tuesday at his home in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Continue reading...
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BRIT Awards 2021: Taylor Swift, first woman to win Global Icon, thanks boyfriend Joe Alwyn
The Love Story hitmaker, 31, took to the stage at London's O2 to accept the award - becoming the first woman when she gave a blink-and-you'll miss it nod to her British actor beau, 30.
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Angela Rayner says people ‘didn’t know what Keir Starmer stood for’ before local elections
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PAUL THOMAS on... a mask-free future?
'The bank job is on May 18th - but we STILL all wear masks'
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Elon Musk moves ratings as host of 'Saturday Night Live'
Elon Musk moved a cryptocurrency's value and TV ratings with his “Saturday Night Live” appearance
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130 missiles fired at Tel Aviv after Israeli retaliation attacks destroy Gaza tower block
Palestinian militants have fired 130 missiles at the city of Tel Aviv following an Israeli air strike on a tower block in the Gaza Strip.
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Covid scientist says UK could be 'completely back to normal' by end of the year
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme Professor Graham Medley said the country may be back to normal by the end of the year if there were limited threats from variants
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Liz Cheney denounces Trump on eve of GOP vote: ‘Ignoring the lie emboldens the liar’
Republican US Rep Liz Cheney condemned Donald Trump’s “stolen” election lies from the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the night before House Republican vote whether to remove her from her leadership post following her criticisms of the former president and her vote to impeach him.
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Florida, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina declare state of emergency over gas shortages
The worst shortages were in North Carolina, where 9.7% of all stations were without fuel, according to Gas Buddy Tracker. Virginia was second hardest-hit, followed by Georgia.
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Woman barges into the background of a couple's PROPOSAL video to pose for her own photos
Javier Maldonado posted a TikTok video of himself proposing to his now-fiancé Anthony Rodriguez at the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park in Houston.
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Covid Remember Me memorial fund nears £1.5m thanks to tycoon's donation
Egyptian tycoon Mohamed Mansour said he felt 'privileged and compelled' to support the multi-faith memorial to Covid victims at St Paul's Cathedral.
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Dozens more Covid dead wash up on the banks of the Ganges
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: The infected bodies surfaced in the river along the border of the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which the Ganges run through.
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Cancer survivor, 29, 'distraught' as beloved pet dog diagnosed with it as well
Dog owner Emilee Morrallis, from Liverpool, was left devastated after her treasured rescue dog was diagnosed with cancer - after helping her beat the disease when she was only 24
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Christopher Eccleston calls for gender balance among Doctor Who's enemies 
Christopher Eccleston, who played ninth Doctor, called for gender balance among enemies and said Jodie Whittaker should also meet key figures such as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
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Trump accuses Biden of making world more ‘violent and unstable’ amid Israel-Gaza violence
DONALD TRUMP has accused Joe Biden of making the world more "unstable" amid violence in Israel and Palestine.
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BRIT Awards 2021: Lewis Capaldi leaves fans in hysterics as expletive-laden speech is CENSORED
The singer, 24, who took to the stage to present British Album, was muted multiple times after dropping the F-bomb during the live ceremony, despite his speech being aired after the 9pm watershed.
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Sleeping pills DON'T work as a long-term cure for insomnia, study reveals
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, US, have said doctors and patients should reconsider their extended use of sleeping pills.
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Donald Trump waves to goodbye to NYC as data shows his 'From the Desk' blog is tanking
The former president spent two days holed up in Trump Tower in NYC before he was pictured leaving Tuesday. Data shows his blog is attracting a smaller audience that his old social media.
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Acting legend Norman Lloyd who worked with Chaplin and Hitchcock dies aged 106
Dead Poets Society and The Practice star Norman Lloyd has died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 106
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Chaos on trains could derail Bank Holiday weekend plans
Cross-country services on two of Britain's busiest railways were brought to a near-standstill for a fourth day yesterday and rail users were warned not to travel again today amid more cancellations.
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Five drunk men are hauled off plane to Zurich at Heathrow
The suspects, aged in their 20s, 30s and 40s, were arrested after they were said to have been drunk on the flight heading for Zurich (file photo).
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Games Inbox: Battlefield 6 microtransactions, scariest Resident Evil, and NieR Replicant love
The Wednesday Inbox wants to see more non-movie titles from Lucasfilm Games, as one reader asks about games similar to Slay The Spire.
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Republicans accuse Democrats of ‘rigging’ elections as divided Senate to consider voting rights bill
Amy Klobuchar says ‘stakes could not be higher’ as deadlocked committee vote signals battle ahead on For The People Act and filibuster
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