The pandemic is having a negative impact on women’s sexual health

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Twins assume first in AL Central with 7-6 win against Tigers
Jake Cave hit a pair of home runs, Kenta Maeda finished off his regular season with another strong start and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 to take over sole possession of the AL Central lead for the first time since late August
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70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching
Authorities have revised up the number of pilot whales rescued from Australia’s worst mass stranding from 50 to 70, as the focus shifts to removing 380 carcasses from Tasmania state shallows
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Trump 'not a fan' of Meghan Markle as she and Harry urge Americans to vote
Donald Trump wished Prince Harry luck "because he's going to need it" after telling reporters at a press briefing he was not a fan of Meghan Markle following a video interpreted as an endorsement for Joe Biden
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Breonna Taylor grand jury decision spurs NYC protests
Demonstrators packed a New York City plaza Wednesday night to protest a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict any police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor
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Perez, Cordero power Royals to 12-3 rout of contending Cards
Salvador Perez and Franchy Cordero hit two homers and drove in five runs apiece, and the Kansas City Royals went on to pummel the playoff-contending St. Louis Cardinals 12-3 in their series finale Wednesday night
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Kate Ferdinand lifts lid on battle with mental health during first pregnancy
Former reality TV star Kate Ferdinand has struggled to juggle the arrival of her first child with being step-mum to hubby Rio’s three kids
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Man Utd transfer round-up: Club down to 'Plan D' in search for wide attacker
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men remain in the hunt for new faces before the transfer window shuts on October 5, but there could also be some exits to come too
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Machine Gun Kelly says 'I didn't know love existed until I met Megan Fox'
Machine Gun Kelly said that it was 'love at first sight' when he met girlfriend Megan Fox as he spoke about his whirlwind romance with the actress
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Seoul: North Korea fired at a S. Korean and burned his body
South Korea on Thursday accused North Korea of firing at a South Korean government official and burning his body and urged the North to punish those responsible
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Eovaldi's solid outing, Devers' hit lift Sox over O's 9-1
Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East’s worst teams
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Yankees make four errors, lose 14-1 to Blue Jays
Gary Sánchez made two of his team’s season-high four errors and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the sloppy Yankees 14-1, dealing New York perhaps a fatal blow in its race for home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs
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‘This city is hostile’: protesters despair for justice in Breonna Taylor killing
To many in Louisville, the grand jury decision felt like a step backward from the recent victories in this segregated city For nearly 120 days, protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, have shouted “no justice, no peace!” as they called for charges against three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was shot in her apartment in March as police executed a search warrant.In the minutes following the announcement that only one officer would be indicted – for wanton endangerment for firing into an apartment next door to Taylor’s – a quiet, stunned sadness and simmering anger overtook Louisville’s Jefferson Square Park, the epicenter of protests which has been dubbed Injustice Square Park. Continue reading...
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Tyson Fury leads march to confront pubs over racism against travellers
The WBC heavyweight champion - known as 'The Gypsy King' due to his traveller heritage, made an appeal to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to clamp down on alleged racism
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Chelsea transfer round-up: Two exits look likely while defender move stalls
Frank Lampard's Blues have been busy in the transfer market this summer, but now the focus is shifting to just who the club can get out of Stamford Bridge
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Meghan Markle SAVAGED by Piers Morgan in US election row – ‘Royals don’t do politics’
MEGHAN MARKLE has once again become the target of a furious rant by Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan as he branded Prince Harry's wife a "well-known Trump-hater".
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Braves beat Marlins again 9-4, but Fried hurt in 1st inning
Dansby Swanson hits a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves cruise to their third straight win over the Miami Marlins, 9-4 in a game overshadowed by Max Fried’s early departure with an ankle injury
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Pirates cool off Hendricks, slip past playoff-bound Cubs 2-1
Adam Frazier and Ke’Bryan Hayes led off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back homers off Kyle Hendricks, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates all the offense they’d need to slip by the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs 2-1
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Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years
Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years Wednesday night with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets
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Bieber lowers ERA to 1.63, Indians top White Sox 3-2, close
Shane Bieber lowered his ERA to 1.63 in his final regular-season start, the lowest in the American League since Luis Tiant’s 1.60 for Cleveland in 1968, and Jordan Luplow hit a game-ending home run that gave the Indians a 3-2 win over Chicago and dropped the White Sox into a tie with Minnesota for the AL Central lead
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Gigi Hadid gives birth to first child with Zayn Malik
Supermodel Gigi Hadid has become a first-time mum after welcoming a beautiful baby with her long-term beau Zayn Malik
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LeBron James says he would never condone violence against police
<p>NBA superstar says he opposes all revenge attacks on law enforcement</p>
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China has built 380 internment camps in Xinjiang, study finds
Construction has continued despite Beijing’s claim ‘re-education’ system is winding downChina has built nearly 400 internment camps in Xinjiang region, with construction on dozens continuing over the last two years, even as Chinese authorities said their “re-education” system was winding down, an Australian thinktank has found.The network of camps in China’s far west, used to detain Uighurs and people from other Muslim minorities, include 14 that are still under construction, according to the latest satellite imaging obtained by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Continue reading...
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Is the UK ready for a Covid second wave? – podcast
From hospitals to care homes to community testing, the first wave of Covid-19 infections was met with unprecedented national efforts but also with panic, errors and delays. As infections begin to rise again, is the country better prepared?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the UK went into a national lockdown in March, it was a desperate bid to slow the spread of Covid-19 and protect the NHS from collapse. Very little was known about the best way to treat those infected, and testing was almost non-existent in the community. But six months on, with infections rising once more, is the country in a better state of preparedness to face a new wave of coronavirus cases?Joining Anushka Asthana today are four of the Guardian’s expert reporters. Denis Campbell, health policy editor, looks at the NHS and the measures it has taken to prepare for a winter crisis like no other it has faced. Robert Booth, social affairs correspondent, reports on the state of care homes, where a disaster played out over the summer resulting in thousands of premature deaths. The health editor, Sarah Boseley, takes a closer look at the UK’s coronavirus testing regime with widespread reports of demand vastly outstripping supply. Finally, the science editor, Ian Sample, explores the best hope for a lasting solution to the crisis: a vaccine, but warns that a mass vaccination programme is still some way off. Continue reading...
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Arsenal transfer round-up as Mikel Arteta weights up major midfield shake-up
Arteta is keen to recruit a central midfielder with one or two out-of-favour players also tipped to leave the Emirates Stadium before the October 5 deadline
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Man United 'considering two alternatives to Telles' and more rumours
Man United are monitoring Alex Telles this summer but they are reportedly considering two more alternatives if he isn't signed.
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Mariners keep slim playoff hopes alive, beat Astros 3-2
Nick Margevicius tossed six shutout innings, Ty France drove in a pair of runs and the Seattle Mariners kept their slim postseason hopes alive with a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros
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Covid-19: UK volunteers could be given virus to test vaccine
'Human challenge trials' to test the effectiveness of possible Covid vaccines may be held in London.
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Liverpool No2 makes bold Diogo Jota prediction ahead of debut in Carabao Cup
Jota faces tough competition for a place in Jurgen Klopp's side, but Pep Ljinders says the £45m signing will be a game changer ahead of an expected debut against Lincoln City
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LEADING OFF: Padres check Clevinger, Burnes' ERA title bid
Fresh off clinching their first playoff berth in 14 seasons, San Diego is hoping for good news concerning Mike Clevinger
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Police officer shot as dozens arrested in Breonna Taylor decision protests
Huge crowds amassed in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday evening following a grand jury's decision not to charge two officers who fired into tragic black woman Breonna Taylor's apartment
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Missouri Governor who opposes mask mandates tests positive for COVID-19
<p>In a video on Twitter, Gov. Parson said he got a rapid test on Wednesday</p>
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Donald in Blunderland: Trump won't commit to peaceful power transfer at surreal press briefing
David Smith’s sketch: President takes us through the looking glass amid the kneecapping of American democracyJared Kushner, the US president’s son-in-law, told journalist Bob Woodward that one of the best ways to understand Donald Trump is to study Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Kushner paraphrased the Cheshire Cat’s philosophy: “If you don’t know where you’re going, any path will get you there.”Wednesday was one of those days when to have a seat in the White House briefing room felts like stepping through the looking-glass into Blunderland, where the mad hatter has an authoritarian streak a mile wide. Continue reading...
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Video of woman washing her boyfriend's pillows for the first time in 10 YEARS horrifies social media
The TikTok user claimed that her boyfriend refuses to replace his decade-old pillows, noting that he never washed them once in all the time he's had them.
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Queen to rely on millions from taxpayer as profits nose-dive due to pandemic
The Treasury will pump millions of taxpayer pounds earmarked for public services to prop up the Crown Estate's income after property and land investments dipped during pandemic
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Votto homers, Bauer sharp as surging Reds top Brewers 6-1
Joey Votto homered for his first hit all season against Milwaukee, Trevor Bauer dominated on short rest, and the Cincinnati Reds won a pivotal series for playoff contention, beating the Brewers 6-1
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Holly Willoughby's fans 'see faces in her knees' as she shows off 'endless legs'
Holly Willoughby shared a stunning photo of herself in a mini-dress which led to her fans musing over what they could see in her knees, from 'faces' to a 'love heart'
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PAUL THOMAS on... our military Covid marshals
'We're only here to check the police don't get overloaded disciplining Covid flouters'
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Two police officers shot as Black Lives Matter protest turns violent in Louisville
TWO police officers have been shot in Louisville after a Black Lives Matter protest turned violent.
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Rookie Mathisen hits 2 HRs, D-backs beat Rangers 7-3
Rookie Wyatt Mathisen hit his first two career homers, fellow rookie Daulton Varsho knocked in the go-ahead run with a triple and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers
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‘It’s all kind of numbing’: Celebrities decry decision in Breonna Taylor case
<p>For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor</p>
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Harper's 2 HRs help Phils top Nats 12-3, push champs to edge
Bryce Harper homered twice against his former team as the designated hitter and helped the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 12-3 to push the 2019 World Series champions to the brink of elimination from the playoff race
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Donald Trump declines to commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses election
Donald Trump has declined to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the US presidential election in November.
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Chief Scientific Officer Sir Patrick Vallance has £600,000 of shares in vaccine maker GSK
Sir Patrick has already sold more than £5 million in shares he received during his tenure as president of GlaxoSmithKline from 2012 to 2018.
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Jose Mourinho recalls worst moment of his career - and infamous Liverpool goal
Mourinho has guided the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid to major honours - but one Champions League semi-final defeat still rankles with the Tottenham boss
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'Can I really do this?' New Zealand's Ashley Bloomfield reveals self-doubts at height of Covid
Much-lauded health director reveals the mental health toll of leading the medical response to the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of the key architects behind New Zealand’s successful management of the coronavirus has revealed he suffered imposter syndrome, anxiety and self-doubt during the peak of the crisis.Dr Ashley Bloomfield, the director general of health, won the hearts and minds of Kiwis for his cool, calm leadership during lockdown, fronting daily press conferences alongside the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. Continue reading...
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JK Rowling shakes off transgender row as controversial new book shoots straight to top of the charts
JK Rowling's latest book Troubled Blood, which features a male killer who dresses up in women's clothes, has reignited claims that the Harry Potter author is 'transphobic'.
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Durham withdraws student's offer after 'abhorrent' competition
Durham University was shaken by claims new students were planning a competition for 'posh lads' to have sex with the poorest girl on campus.
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