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Israeli strikes in Syria and Gaza kill two Islamic Jihad fighters
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Israel launches fresh strikes after its killing of a fighter on the Gaza border at the weekend prompted rocket fire from GazaIsraeli aircraft have struck the Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip and Syria, killing two fighters after the group fired rockets into Israel in response to the death of a Jihad militant along the Gaza-Israel border.In the latest tit-for-tat violence late on Sunday ahead of a fresh general election, the Israeli Air Force targeted “Islamic Jihad terror sites” throughout Gaza and near the Syrian capital, Damascus, a military statement said. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Coronavirus live updates: China's Xi Jinping warns of 'crisis' and impact on economy
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Chinese leaders says virus is ‘big test’ for country as South Korean cases jump over 760. Follow latest news 1.52am GMT Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, has President Xi’s speech on the front page, with the headline: “Virus the nation’s most serious health crisis, Xi warns”. Good morning! Here’s today’s front page and the headlines: 1.47am GMT We are still waiting for the update on today’s virus figures out of China, but the Hubei province’s report on test kits for the virus gives a sense of the scale of what the epicentre of Wuhan is dealing with. The Xinhua news agency says Wuhan has conducted nucleic acid tests for all backlog of patients, including those confirmed or suspected to be infected with the virus, close contacts of confirmed cases, and patients with fever. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Dreamworld inquest: coroner details 'dangerous' safety practices after examining four deaths on ride
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Queensland coroner says ‘shoddy record keeping’ contributed to accident on Thunder River Rapids ride in October 2016 The Queensland coroner has detailed “irresponsible”, “dangerous” and “inadequate” safety practices at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast that contributed to the deaths of four people on a ride three years ago.Coroner James McDougall is delivering his findings after a 2018 inquest into the deaths of Cindy Low, who was a New Zealander, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi in October 2016. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
British tourists stranded in Canary Islands after Saharan sandstorm blows in
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Dozens of flights have been cancelled due to poor visibility, leaving holidaymakers stuck at airportsBritish holidaymakers have been stranded at airports in the Canary Islands after a Saharan sandstorm left the holiday destination coated with dust, reducing visibility for aircraft.Flights from Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, North and South Tenerife airports have been grounded for the foreseeable future due to the weather conditions. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Anwar Ibrahim decries 'traitors' amid cracks in deal to make him Malaysia's next PM
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Ibrahim blames PM Mahathir’s party and people in his own camp for attempts to bring down ruling coalitionMalaysia’s would-be leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has accused 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s party and “traitors” in his own camp of plotting a wholesale change in the ruling coalition that could ultimately deny him the premiership. After being promised that he would one day become prime minister, Anwar allied with former rival Mahathir to win a surprise victory in the 2018 general election and end the six-decade grip of a party accused of widespread corruption. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
National Trust ditches plastic for paper in its membership cards
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Annual card will be recyclable and avoid use of 12.5 tonnes of plastic a year, trust saysThe National Trust has ditched plastic for the annual membership card it sends out to 5 million members, it has announced.The new card will be made from a type of strong and durable paper featuring a tough water-based coating, with the paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. They will be produced in a mill powered by its own biomass. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Barbara B Smith, groundbreaking model and lifestyle guru, dies aged 70
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Author and entrepreneur had early onset Alzheimer’sEponymous Manhattan restaurant achieved society successThe groundbreaking model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara B Smith, known to many as “the black Martha Stewart”, has died, her family announced on Sunday. She was 70.Smith died on Saturday evening after suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease, which she was found to have in 2013. Following her diagnosis, Smith and her husband, Dan Gasby, raised awareness of the disease and particularly its impacts on the African American community. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Julian Assange was ‘harassed’ by cell search, father claims
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John Shipton says his son’s Belmarsh room was targeted on eve of extradition hearingJulian Assange’s father has claimed his son was “harassed” by a prison cell search the day before his extradition hearing was planned to begin.John Shipton visited the WikiLeaks founder at Belmarsh prison in south-east London for two hours on Sunday. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
The dead sea: Tasmania's underwater forests disappearing in our lifetime
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The sea along the Tasmanian east coast is a global heating hotspot -- temperatures there have risen at nearly four times the global average. One man has watched entire sea forests disappear in his lifetime Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Far-right AfD ejected from Hamburg state parliament after attack
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Exit polls in the northern city suggested voters had turned against party after Hanau killingsFour days after a racist gun attack in the German town of Hanau killed 10 people, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) were set to be ejected from the Hamburg parliament in a state election on Sunday.Exit polls indicated that AfD would fall just short of the 5% threshold. “Nazis out,” shouted supporters of the victorious Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens as they celebrated in the northern city. Continue reading... (The Guardian)