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Millions of cattle were culled in the UK in the 1990s during a BSE epidemic.
Afghan evacuees in UK face homelessness and destitution, MPs sayConcerns raised over confusion between Home Office and councils over who will house arrivals Kabul evacuees landing at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire in August. Photograph: MoD/Reuters
‘Don’t pass Catholic churches’: protests as Glasgow braces for Orange walks. Campaigners call for parades to be re-routed as up to 13,000 people expected to converge in city centre
The plea comes as thousands of students are arriving at university campuses across the UK for the start of term.
How to make the most of past-their-best grapes – recipe. Wrinkly, old grapes can still pack a punch when roasted on the vine to accompany a baked ricotta or cheeseboard
A U.N. migration agency official says she's concerned about the disappearance of thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libya
Shortly after polls opened on Friday morning, a long queue had already formed outside a polling station in Moscow's central Arbat district. Many of those waiting were workers from the nearby Ministry of Defence as evidenced by the branded briefcases they were holding. The ruling party United Russia has 353 of the 450 seats in the state parliament or Duma.
Police in Florida said they are working with the FBI to find 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend disappeared during a cross-country trek in a converted van
Are the Wombles really the best children’s characters to tackle the climate crisis?. The stars of 1970s television have been announced as ambassadors for the British government’s #OneStepGreener campaign. But would the Octonauts and Go Jetters do better?
Country diary: porcelain fungi light the dark like a splash of milkDrumlanrig, Dumfries and Galloway: A carpet of mushrooms covers earth rich with the rot of autumn ‘Seen from this angle the cap has a spectral sort of translucence.’ Photograph: Stephen Rutt
Why soggy summers are bad news for bees. Rain can wipe out flowers that bees feed on – at a time when their colonies are at their largest
A Taiwanese delegation of government officials and business leaders is to visit Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Lithuania in October, challenging Beijing’s attempts to diplomatically isolate Taipei, and seizing on growing international support for Taiwan in the face of Chinese invasion threats.
Daytime TV's legal eagle takes a glittery trip down memory lane to celebrate the return of Strictly Come Dancing in our new series Back To The Ballroom.
Crews are watching the weather this weekend as they battle a California wildfire that has burned into groves of gigantic sequoia trees
Greece on Saturday inaugurated the first of five new "closed" migrant camps, opposed by rights groups who say the strict access measures are too restrictive.
People with chronic conditions among most at risk from Covid even after jabsResearch finds those with Down’s syndrome, Parkinson’s and other conditions may benefit from booster doseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage The study of more than 6.9 million vaccinated adults found that vaccination offers powerful protection against hospitalisation for almost all groups. Photograph: Nick Moore/Alamy
The Pentagon has retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month
A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Carson, California, shortly before 8 pm on the evening of September 18, causing shaking in parts of the Los Angeles area.According to local reports, the earthquake left the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Carson without power. This led the refinery to conduct flaring of excess gas, according to a spokesperson. Local residents shared videos after the earthquake showing the night sky lit up near the refinery. This footage, taken in Carson, shows flames illuminating the area. Credit: @dyizzleee via Storyful
TV tonight: How the grunge icons achieved Nirvana in the UKThe story of Kurt and the gang’s warm relationship with Britain. Plus, autumn officially begins as Strictly Come Dancing returns. Nirvana in Britain. Photograph: Martyn Goodacre
Aluminum wraps designed to protect homes from flames are getting attention as wildfires burn in California