Five technologies fighting the climate crisis
Five technologies fighting the climate crisis
As infection ripped through subcontinent country throughout April, it remained off UK’s travel Red List. The damning question now being asked is why?
Easing restrictions in England next week is the right thing to do, the government has insisted, as doctors said the move was a "real worry" with many still awaiting vaccination. Health minister Edward Argar urged people to behave responsibly as lockdown measures are relaxed across England on Monday. It comes amid mounting concern over the spread of the COVID-19 variant first detected in India, with some scientists calling for a delay in the easing and others urging the public to exercise the "utmost caution".
Speaking from an onshore wind farm in Glasgow, Alok Sharma set out an ambitious vision for how the world can get to grips with the climate crisis
Manchester City play beautiful football but it masks the ugliness of their owners. Being backed by an oppressive regime takes the gloss off the Premier League champions
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UK’s top universities fearful of extra student numbers if A-level grades are highWith teacher-assessed grades this summer expected to result in more top marks, universities are worried about space in halls and staffing University College London took 32% more UK undergraduates in 2020 than in 2019. Vice-chancellors say they will have to take all students who meet their offers, unless they can persuade them – or pay them – to defer. Photograph: Ian Macpherson London/Alamy Stock Photo
The past week has seen some of the worst Arab-Israeli violence in years, with rocket salvoes, airstrikes, violent protests and street fighting. Yet tensions in Israel and the Occupied Territories have been on the rise for months. Here, The Telegraph unpacks how events both big and small have combined to bring the region back to conflict. A 'local planning dispute' turned nasty In a land where blood has long been spilled over property rights, the tree-lined streets of East Jerusalem's tiny Sheikh Jarrah district are a case in point. The district is at the centre of a decades-long legal dispute involving Palestinian families who face eviction orders from Jewish settlers. Originally refugees, the families were rehoused in Sheikh Jarrah in the 1950s as part of a UN-backed offer from Jordan, which at that time controlled East Jerusalem. Jordan then lost the land during the Six Day Arab-Israeli War in 1967 and since then the families have faced claims from Jewish landowners, who say the land was bought by Jewish associations in the 19th century.
‘Trade-off’ needed due to rapid transmission of Indian variant
How to turn excess soft herbs into a lip-smacking, spicy sauce – recipe. Mojo verde, a peppery, tangy salsa from the Canary Islands, is the perfect dip for salty p atatas arrugadas
‘It’s ours, not theirs’: Australians still fighting for a refund after Covid travel cancellationsIf the tourism industry wants people to travel as Australia opens up, we need more certainty on consumer rights, advocates warn Sally and Richard Petty have not received a dollar back from the $80,000 they paid to Scenic cruises for the ‘trip of a lifetime’. Photograph: Richard and Sally Petty
Heir of desperation as Japan wrestles with looming royal succession crisis Experts convened to consider changing male-only succession laws amid preponderance of women in the royal family Controversy over the on-off marriage of Princess Mako has brought more urgency to the question of Japan’s male-only succession laws. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images
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Listening to the prime minister is like listening to a used car salesman telling you the old banger he’s trying to flog you is safe as houses
Biden spoke to the Palestinian leader and Israeli PM by telephone after airstrike on building used by media
Passer-by who intervened injured and six people arrested
Thai taxi driver Sopee Silpakit strings a chain of amulets around his neck every time he gets behind the wheel -- a ritual that brings him peace of mind as Covid-19 infections soar. The 65-year-old's job driving a cab in Bangkok puts him in contact daily with the public, and his way of life is now plagued with worry, with the Thai capital the epicentre of a third wave.
Bodies of COVID-19 victims have been found dumped in some Indian rivers, a state government letter seen by Reuters says, in the first official acknowledgement of the alarming practice, which it said may stem from poverty and fear of the disease in remote areas. Images of corpses drifting down the Ganges river, which is considered holy in Hinduism, have shocked the country, reeling under the world's worst surge in COVID-19 cases. Although media reports have linked the increase in the number of bodies found floating in the river and its tributaries in recent days to the pandemic, India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, home to 240 million people, has until now not publicly revealed the cause of the deaths.
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The Duke of York has been quietly or publicly removed as patron of almost 50 organisations, The Telegraph can reveal, despite his expressed intention to one day return to public life. The proportion of his charities and organisations, thought to be at least one in four, that opted to sever ties with the Duke following his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, underlines the scale of the damage to his reputation. Many, particularly those working with children, felt it was “no longer appropriate” to continue their associations with him. Others said they were determined to find a representative “better suited” to their aims and values. When the Duke, 61, announced on Nov 20 2019 that he was “stepping back from public duties for the foreseeable future” following the furore over his disastrous Newsnight interview, many of his charities found themselves in a difficult position. Board meetings were called, frantic phone calls made. Several took the decision to end their association with immediate effect. They included the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, the Golf Foundation, the Children’s Foundation, the Outward Bound Trust and the British Science Association. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund said: “We felt that as a children's charity it was not appropriate for him to remain patron.” Other organisations such as Berkshire County Cricket Club, the Society for Nautical Research, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and Whitgift School in Croydon, also severed ties.