Red Cross director says "crisis" ahead in Afghanistan

The regional director of the International Federation of the Red Cross says if money isn’t restored to pay for wages and services the coming of winter could spell a “major humanitarian crisis” for Afghanistan
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Prince William slid crying Diana touching note in heartfelt moment - 'Hate to see you sad'
PRINCE WILLIAM, aged 10, reportedly tried to comfort his mother as she was crying in a different room prior to her shocking divorce from Prince Charles.
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No sleep till Brooklyn: a red-eye view of New York – in pictures
Janet Delaney’s life in California was punctuated by last-minute flights she would take to NYC as a courier – where she’d cast a sleepy gaze across the city Continue reading...
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All you can eat? I take those words as a promise – and a challenge | Adrian Chiles
With booze, I have a functioning off-switch. With food I have no off-switch at all, as I learned one gluttonous evening in Salt Lake CityThere’s a Twitter account called Fake Showbiz News that is occasionally kind/cruel enough to feature me as the subject of one its “exclusives”. Even if there’s an unpleasant undertone to the story, I’m at the stage in my “showbiz” career that, pitiably, I can’t help being grateful for any sign that I’ve not been forgotten. This week’s offering was so close to the truth that I didn’t know whether to wince, laugh or cry: “Adrian Chiles ordered to leave bottomless brunch following ‘misunderstanding’.”The ring of truth here has aggravated my tinnitus. I’ve never been to a bottomless brunch but, if I had, there would indeed have been the chance of a misunderstanding, as until now I didn’t realise the “bottomless” refers to the booze not the food. Though I can put far too much alcohol away from time to time, unlimited food will always cause me more problems. Unlike many excessive drinkers, with booze I have a functioning off-switch; with food I have no off-switch at all. Continue reading...
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Patrice Evra's scathing Arsenal "babies" attack - and what's changed two years on
Arsenal's defeat at Sheffield United in October 2019 was the beginning of the end for Unai Emery and Patrice Evra didn't hold back with his criticism as changes were made at the Emirates
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EastEnders spoilers: Stacey’s big return, Suki’s revenge and baby drama
Stacey is home - and drama is not far behind!
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Emmerdale spoilers: Murder arrest, birth trauma and huge exit
It's the end of an era in Emmerdale.
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The Sex Column: ‘My partner’s proposal was disappointing – should I call off the wedding?’
'I'm having second thoughts.'
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When should you start your Christmas shopping?
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Dad says he gets heckled for looking so much like Ricky Gervais
He admits there are worse people to look like, but Matthew Walker has been heckled for years because of the resemblance
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Stagecoach bus drivers call off strike after accepting new pay offer
More than a 1,000 drivers in Greater Manchester had threatened industrial action
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S Korean military to appeal ruling on transgender soldier
South Korea’s military says it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year
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Cristiano Ronaldo perfectly responds to Lionel Messi's warning sent just 24 hours earlier
Cristiano Ronaldo produced a trademark header in the 81st minute to ensure Manchester United beat Atalanta 3-2 in the Champions League a day after Lionel Messi starred for PSG
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New Zealand governor-general favors outreach to marginalized
New Zealand’s new governor-general says she plans to reach out to people marginalized by issues like homelessness, addiction and discrimination
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‘Plan C’ to ban households from mixing ‘being discussed’ if boosters don’t work
Ministers are said to be discussing drastic measures if cases continue to spiral.
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Abbey Clancy reveals Peter Crouch's 'ultimatum' when she brought a puppy home
Peter Crouch was adamant not to get another pet that he told Abbey Clancy he would leave when she brought home a Labrador puppy called Jeffrey
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10 things you need to know about COP26 ahead of Glasgow conference
The COP26 summit is set to take place in Glasgow between October 31 and November 12, with major figures including the Queen, Sir David Attenborough and Barack Obama set to attend
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How to continue safely working out outdoors during autumn and winter
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These UK companies have been ranked the best for work-life balance
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Dave Chappelle fans face off with trans rights protesters at Netflix rally against comedian’s special
They carried signs that read ‘we like Dave’ and ‘jokes are funny’
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Evan Fournier stars on debut for New York Knicks as side secure double OT win
There were also wins for the Hornets, 76ers and Bulls.
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Boris Johnson agrees trade deal with New Zealand
It comes after 16 months of negotiations over the agreement
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Donald Trump launches new social media TRUTH to 'stand up' to lifelong Twitter ban
DONALD TRUMP, former US President, has announced the launch of his new social media after being banned from Twitter and Facebook earlier this year.
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Frail Bill Clinton releases video message as he recovers from sepsis: ‘I’ll be around a lot longer’
‘I am really glad to be back home’
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Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist’s phone during live report
In widely shared footage of the incident, the man can be seen snatching the reporter’s phone during a live broadcast in EgyptA man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a journalist’s phone straight from his hands during a live broadcast in Egypt.Mahmoud Ragheb, a reporter for the news site Youm7, was filming the aftermath of an earthquake live from the streets of Cairo when a man on a motorbike sped past and seized his phone. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus news live: India administers 1bn vaccine doses, Singapore at risk of being ‘overwhelmed’ amid record deaths
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Anthony Michael Hall: ‘Fame was off-putting and kind of scary – it’s not unlike a horror movie’
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New Zealand becomes first country to force finance companies to act on climate risks
Country hopes to ensure effects of climate crisis are always considered in business, investment, lending and insurance decisionsNew Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law forcing financial institutions to disclose and, the government says, act on climate-related risks and opportunities.“We have an opportunity to pave the way for other countries to make climate-related disclosures mandatory,” climate change minister James Shaw said. “New Zealand is a world-leader in this area and the first country in the world to introduce mandatory climate-related reporting for the financial sector.” Continue reading...
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Hot tickets for half-term: great ways to spend the October break
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Manchester United youth manager praises unsung hero for what they did vs Atalanta
Man Utd came from behind to defeat Atalanta in the Uefa Youth League on Wednesday afternoon.
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Saudi Arabia unveils oil rig-themed amusement park with roller coasters, jet skis and submarines
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Thursday briefing: Careers of young to bear Covid cost
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UK and Ukraine in talks to secure arms deal amid 'highly possible' conflict with Russia
BRITAIN and Ukraine are in the midst of a first of its kind arms deal talks amid fears Russia may exploit the ongoing gas crisis in order to gain territory, according to recent reports.
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TV tonight: an evening of complex self-discoveries for Loose Women’s Charlene White
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Superman colourist quits over new changes made to character’s motto: ‘They don’t have a right to do this’
Comic book publisher says Superman’s motto will evolve to ‘Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow’
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Shocking footage shows vicious fight between feuding travellers in ‘organised violence’
The brawl was part of a 'long running dispute' between two families
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'Luxurious' Manchester club keeps licence despite night of 'worst disorder' police officer has ever seen
CCTV from inside Cirque Le Soir showed dozens of men fighting as security staff and women in lingerie try to pull them apart
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Abusive thug who assaulted ex-partner twice while she was pregnant with their child avoids jail
Kallum Lee James Austin, from Middleton, attacked his then-partner after a doctor's appointment and again as he followed her home from the pub
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Dopey thugs wielding weapons leave dad terrified after smashing wrong flat window
The victim was told repairs could take six weeks because of material shortages
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Domino's fans want to 'cry' as retro Christmas chocolate is added to the menu
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Rare coin made in Colonial New England could fetch $300,000
An extraordinarily rare coin with a face value of just pennies when it was minted in mid-17th century New England could sell for the equivalent of about $300,000 when it’s put up for auction in London next month
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Shenyang explosion: Over 30 people injured and one killed in fatal explosion in China
OVER THIRTY people have been injured and one has been killed following a "suspected" gas explosion at a restaurant in Shenyang.
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Alabama man faces 2nd execution date this year for killing
An Alabama man is facing his second execution date this year for the killing of a woman taken at gunpoint from an ATM location and shot in a cemetery
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US marks 200M COVID-19 shots shared with world
The White House says the U.S. has donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world
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Only 14% of promised Covid vaccine doses reach poorest nations
Just 261m of the 1.8bn doses pledged by wealthy nations have arrived in low-income countries, analysis findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly one in seven Covid vaccine doses promised to the world’s poorest countries have been delivered, a report reveals.Of 1.8bn doses pledged by wealthy nations, just 261m (14%) have arrived in low-income countries, according to the analysis by the People’s Vaccinealliance, a coalition of groups that includes Oxfam, ActionAid and Amnesty International. Continue reading...
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'Get confidence back' - Ian Evatt gives Bolton Wanderers rallying cry over recent goal struggles
Wanderers have not found the back of the net in their past three League One clashes and face Gillingham this weekend
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Assad regime ‘siphons millions in aid’ by manipulating Syria’s currency
Government pockets half of donations as central bank forces UN agencies to use lower exchange rateThe Syrian government is siphoning off millions of dollars of foreign aid by forcing UN agencies to use a lower exchange rate, according to new research.The Central Bank of Syria, which is sanctioned by the UK, US and EU, in effect made $60m (£44m) in 2020 by pocketing $0.51 of every aid dollar sent to Syria, making UN contracts one of the biggest money-making avenues for President Bashar al-Assad and his government, researchers from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Operations & Policy Center thinktank and the Center for Operational Analysis and Research found. Continue reading...
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Blue plaque for first practising female barrister Helena Normanton unveiled
English Heritage commemorates trailblazing lawyer at London home where she forged her legal careerHelena Normanton, the first woman to practise as a barrister and lead murder trials in the English courts, has been honoured with a blue plaque at her former London home.The trailblazing lawyer was also the first female law student at an inn of court, the first female counsel to lead in a case at the high court, the first woman to run a trial at the Old Bailey and one of the first two women to be made a King’s Counsel. Continue reading...
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