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Some 37,837 people have died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Wednesday, up by 377 from 37,460 the day before, the Department of Health has said.In the 24-hour period up to 9am on Thursday, 119,587 tests were carried out or dispatched with 1,887 positive results. The figure for the number of people tested has been “temporarily paused”.
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While it's not completely clear what we can expect as nail salons begin reopening, one thing is for sure: summer is fast approaching. Maybe this season has you planning to DIY a pedicure before you reach for your favorite sandals, or maybe it's time to switch out springy, neutral shades for bolder hues instead. Either way, Sephora has you covered with several new colors set to inspire your next polish change and tools to guide you on a summery nail-trend journey. Even if your brightly colored toes aren't walking you to a beach anytime soon, taking time to paint your nails can be a very mindful activity while social distancing. There are also new, fruit-inspired colors with actual fruit oils inside to give your nails an extrasweet treat, plus products to make sure your cuticles stay in tip-top shape year-round. Ahead, find the best new arrivals in the nail section at Sephora including cheery polishes and at-home nail care.
The ONS suggests new data indicates the number of people infected has been relatively stable.
The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has risen by 377 overnight.The Department for Health (DHSC) said 37,837 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for Covid-19 as of 5pm on Wednesday – up from 37,460 the day before.
Five British mercenaries involved in an operation to fly assault helicopters for Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar were offered bounties of up to $150,000 each for their role in the daring plot which went awry. The men, comprised of former Royal Marines and RAF personnel, were among 20 foreign mercenaries who traveled to Libya last June in an operation to pilot assault helicopters and speed boats to intercept Turkish ships ferrying weapons to Haftar’s opponents – the UN-backed government in Tripoli. A source with knowledge of the secret UN report which revealed the plot told The Daily Telegraph that the men involved were believed on sums of “$30,000 to $50,000 a month, or $20,000 to $40,000 per month depending on whether you were pilot or aircrewman”. “It was a three-month contract”. The Telegraph can reveal that the UN investigation concluded that the operation was led by Steven Lodge, a former South African Air Force officer who also served in the British military. Mr. Lodge, who now resides in Scotland, is a director of Umbra Aviation, a South-Africa based company that has recently supplied helicopters to the Government of Mozambique, where the country is battling a jihadist insurgency in its restive north. Speaking to The Telegraph over the phone, Mr. Lodge flatly denied the chronicle of events detailed in the UN report. “All the info is incorrect - the whole facts behind the whole thing,” he said.
People from different households in Scotland will be able to meet at a distance in a garden or a park from tomorrow, Nicola Sturgeon has said.The first minister urged Scots to meet up in groups no larger than eight people and to practice social distancing when they see others, avoiding close contact, sharing food and going inside other people's houses.
The coronavirus infection rate is still too high. There will be a second waveTest and tracing is launching today but, as the lockdown eases, it will need to be massively stepped up to have a significant impact * David Hunter is professor of epidemiology at the University of Oxford * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage
The killing of an Iranian teen by her father after she eloped with an older man sparked outrage on Wednesday, with local media denouncing "institutionalised violence" in "patriarchal" Iran. Iranian media covered the apparent "honour" crime extensively, with Ebtekar newspaper leading its front page with the headline "Unsafe father's house". According to local media, Romina Ashrafi was killed in her sleep on May 21 by her father, who decapitated her in the family home in Talesh in northern Gilan province. The reports said her father had refused her permission to marry a man fifteen years her senior, spurring her to run away, but she was returned home after her father reported her. The legal marriage age in Iran is 13 for women. Iranian media reported that after authorities detained the teenager, she told a judge she feared for her life if she was returned to home. But what most outraged public opinion was the lenient punishment the father is likely to face, Ebtekar wrote. The newspaper notes that Iran's normal "eye for an eye" retributive justice does not apply to fathers who kill their children. Accordingly, he is likely to face three to 10 years in prison, a sentence that could be reduced further, the newspaper wrote, denouncing the "institutionalised violence" of Iran's "patriarchal culture". With the farsi hashtag Romina_Ashrafi focusing outrage on Twitter, President Hassan Rouhani "expressed his regrets" in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, pleading for the speedy passing of several anti-violence bills, his office said. On Twitter, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, said a bill on the protection of young people was in the "final phase" of validation by Iran's Guardian Council. The council, which vets legislation to ensure compliance with Iran's constitution and Islamic sharia law, has thrice previously called for changes to the law after it was passed by lawmakers, Ebtekar newspaper wrote. The publication fears that if the council sends back the bill, it will be buried by Iran's new parliament, which held its first session Wednesday and is dominated by conservatives and hardliners opposed to Rouhani.
The Phoebe Buffay star was curious when one of her co-stars presented her with a gift from the set as security had been tight on 'Friends'.
A contact tracer on nearly £20 an hour has said she was unable to do any work during her first shift as the government’s new coronavirus tracing system was hit by major technical issues.
Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski said he declined an interview with Newsnight because he found Maitlis 'confrontational to point of intimidation'.
Dashcam footage captured the moment a stranger stopped to rescue a driver who was trapped in a burning vehicle after crashing on an interstate in Massachusetts on May 26.This dashcam footage shows a Good Samaritan pulling the driver out of the flaming wreck on the side of Interstate 495 in Andover. The footage was provided by Harold Greer, who stopped to help when he drove past the accident.The video later shows Greer and the Good Samaritan moving the injured driver and passenger farther from the fiery crash.Greer said he didn’t know who the Good Samaritan was, but said the anonymous helper also held the driver’s hand while they waited for an ambulance, according to local media reports.“It’s something else, when you see someone do something so great for somebody in trouble,” Greer told local media.Reports said the driver and passenger of the crashed car were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unclear. Credit: Harold Greer via Storyful
Asthma, transplant and cancer patients will no longer be required to shield, the Government has suggested in a text message to affected individuals. An official shielding list of patients who suffer from a variety of high-risk conditions was assembled by GPs and hospital clinicians at the start of the pandemic. They were advised to "stay at home at all times" and were offered support - including food packages - by the Government to protect them from exposure to the virus. However, a text was last week sent to a selection of people within the vulnerable group, telling them they had been removed from the programme. The update initially caused confusion and anger among recipients, whose removal from the list meant they would no longer qualify for the delivery of food parcels. Earlier this month it emerged that more than 100,000 people were incorrectly told to fully "shield" and never leave their homes, after NHS England asked health professionals to check their lists for accuracy. Those who received the most recent texts included liver transplant patients, individuals suffering from brittle asthma, certain types of cancer, decompensated cirrhosis, or who take immunosuppressant medications, The Guardian reported last night. The text, sent from GOV.UK, reportedly said: "This is an update from the National Shielding Service. We understand that your GP or hospital clinician has recommended that you no longer need to follow government advice to shield.
As the novel coronavirus wreaks global havoc, Bill Gates is the new bete noire for conspiracy theorists worldwide including in Africa where a Kenyan politician's false online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation.
Mike Tyson marked his latest appearance in a pro wrestling ring by brawling with Chris Jericho.‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ is preparing for a sensational return to boxing to compete in an exhibition bout for charity but has also been involved with All Elite Wrestling - appearing at the promotion’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view last weekend.
“All India has to do is add Pakistan dialling code before the so-called coded message attached with the pigeon and they can talk to me.”This is 42 years old Habibullah who is a resident of a village in Narowal, merely four kilometres away from the Working Boundary between India and Pakistan in Sialkot sector. He claims that the “Pakistani spy” detained by Indian forces is his pet female pigeon.
He said it was important they did not "get dragged" into a political argument.
For decades, Bernie Ecclestone was Formula One’s puppeteer. Having long since handed over control, instead today he is sitting in his Switzerland home awaiting becoming a father in a few weeks’ time, just months shy of his 90th birthday.“It’s all very exciting,” he said. “We’d (he and his wife, Fabiana) been looking to make this happen for four or five years. I suppose I’ll give a lot more attention to the little one than I did with the girls (he has three daughters from previous relationships).
Sir Keir Starmer has ramped up the pressure on Boris Johnson over the Dominic Cummings controversy, saying the Prime Minister failed to do the "right thing" after his top aide "broke the rules".The Labour leader said the Prime Minister's "unwillingness or inability" to apologise for or explain the reason behind Mr Cummings's journey to Durham from London made the Government look "untrustworthy" and "unprincipled".
Several hundred protesters blocked traffic on a Los Angeles motorway on Wednesday, attacking two California Highway Patrol vehicles, in a demonstration over the death of an unarmed black man who was being taken into custody by police in Minneapolis. The protesters gathered near Los Angeles City Hall, then marched through city streets before streaming on to a nearby freeway.