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Bush Fire in Australia, smoke becoming clouds
Rishi Sunak has written to Boris Johnson warning that the UK's travel restrictions are "out of step" in comparison to other countries, reports suggest. According to the Sunday Times newspaper, the chancellor has raised concerns with the prime minister about the damage that the current border controls are doing to the UK's economy and has called for holiday rules to be relaxed. Mr Sunak is said to have emphasised in particular the impact that the international travel rules are having on the tourism and hospitality sector and noted that the success of the country's vaccination programme should warrant a weakening of the restrictions.
ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean - Two humanitarian rescue ships pulled 394 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean overnight on Sunday in an operation lasting about six hours, a Reuters witness said. The German and French NGO ships Sea-Watch 3 and Ocean Viking rescued the migrants in Tunisian waters 68 km (42 miles) from the North African coast, near oil facilities and other ships. Sea-Watch 3, which assumed command of the operation, took 141 of the survivors while Ocean Viking took the rest.
Legalising same-sex marriages made even the unwed happy. Anxiety and depression fell among those who were finally allowed down the aisle
Two YouTubers said they contacted Corbyn to arrange a meeting while posing as AstraZeneca investors.
Tourists staying at the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum were evacuated and told to wait for rescue boats on Saturday evening as fresh wildfires erupted nearby, according to local media. Fires across Turkey have been raging since Wednesday, burning down forests and some settlements, and encroaching on villages and tourist destinations. Two forest workers died on Saturday, the country's health minister said, taking the total death toll from the blazes to six, while hundreds more have been injured or suffered health problems.
Higher than average summer temperatures have caused a massive melting event of the Greenland ice sheet that researchers say involves enough water "to cover Florida with five centimetres of water." According to the Polar Portal website, which is run by Danish researchers, the ice sheet covering the vast Arctic territory, has since Wednesday melted by around eight billion tonnes a day, twice its normal average rate during summer. The Danish Meteorological Institute reported temperatures of more th
One millionaire claims he paid tens of thousands of pounds before dining with future king
Originally intended as a sporting equivalent of ‘High Fidelity’, Felix White’s brilliant memoir ‘It’s Always Sunny Somewhere’ evolved from a celebration of cricket and music into an exploration of love and purpose. Read about the writing process in his own words, along with an exclusive extract ahead of the book’s release
Charlotte Worthington landed the first-ever 360 backflip to claim success in the BMX freestyle.
Ariana DeBose was excited to play a progressive force for change in Apple TV’s new musical comedy series Schmigadoon!.
More than 100 wildfires have been brought under control in Turkey, according to officials
BANGKOK (Reuters) -Thailand on Sunday extended tighter containment measures in the capital and high-risk provinces probably until the end of August in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the country deals with its biggest outbreak to date. Thailand reported 18,027 infections and 133 deaths on Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 615,314 cases and 4,990 fatalities, mostly from an outbreak since April that is being fuelled by the highly transmissible Alpha and Delta variants. The restrictions, including travel curbs, mall closures and curfews, will be expanded to 29 provinces classified as "dark red zone" from 13, Apisamai Srirangsan, spokeswoman for the government's COVID-19 task force, told a televised news briefing.
This clip shows a funeral procession organised to pay respect to an old bull that died of old age. Villagers are seen mourning the death of the animal, praying, and playing a wide range of instruments in his honor. They walk towards the cemetery with big umbrellas, generally used for deities' processions. Footage shows the crowd carrying the animal's body to the burial ground. Children cry for the loss. Bulls are considered sacred in many parts of India. This one was reared in a temple located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu's Sivagnangai district and was used in the village for breeding purposes.
The UK Government has repeatedly rejected requests from the Scottish Government for the powers to hold another vote.
Xander Schauffele produced an imperious final round to take Olympic gold at the Kasumigaseki Country Club as Cheng-tsung Pan took bronze in an epic seven-man playoff. American Schauffele, the overnight leader, shot a four-under round of 67 - to go with rounds of 68, 63 and 68 earlier in the week - to finish -18 and edge Slovakia’s Sabbatini by a shot, with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Colin Morikawa, Team GB’s Paul Casey and home hero Hideki Matsuyama among those finishing tied for third on -15. Schauffele began the morning a shot clear of Matsuyama and four birdies on the front-nine seemed to have put him firmly in control on -18 at the turn.
The actor is heading to the moon.
Elliot Bourne was found unresponsive on the sofa after falling asleep the day before.
Doggerland: Lost ‘Atlantis’ of the North Sea gives up its ancient secrets. The land mass that linked Britain to continental Europe was rich in early human life until it flooded
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited review – he captures the castleNational Gallery, LondonFive huge views of a fortress in Saxony by Canaletto’s nephew demonstrate the younger Venetian’s mastery of landscape, but the characters who populate his paintings steal this fascinating show ‘At eye level, the rural world continues through the seasons as if the big people had nothing to do with them’: The Fortress of Königstein, seen from the south, 1756–8, by Bernardo Bellotto. Photograph: Courtesy
Today saw the end of an era, as cooling towers were demolished at one of Yorkshires remaining power stations. The 4 cooling towers located at Eggborough Power Station in North Yorkshire were brought down by controlled explosives this morning (Sunday 1st August) The video was filmed from 1 mile away which is why the towers fall before you hear the explosion. The power station which closed back in September 2018 was capable of producing 1960 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 2 million homes equivalent to a city the size of Leeds or Sheffield. The plant began producing power in 1967 using nearby coal reserves, but plans are now underway to replace the power station with a modern gas powered station capable of producing 2500 megawatts