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Six dead after violence erupts during Hindu festival in BangladeshDozens of temples attacked over claims a Qur’an was desecrated Demonstrators take to the streets in Dhaka after allegations of the desecration of an Islamic holy book in the city of Cumilla swept Bangladesh. Photograph: Harun-Or-Rashid/Eyepix Group/Rex/Shutterstock
Hope and fear in EU as hardliner tipped to be German finance minister Prospect of the FDP’s Christian Lindner taking charge has ‘half of Europe quaking in its boots’ Free Democratic party leader Christian Lindner is a fiscal hardliner who some fear may drag the EU back to the standoffs of the eurozone crisis. Photograph: Annegret Hilse/Reuters
The Brexit brawl has kicked into high gear, almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom
President Joe Biden plans to highlight his plan to lower the cost of child care for most American families as he makes the case for his stalled social spending bill during a visit to Connecticut
The case for minting a $1tn coin to deal with America’s debt ceiling. The idea may seem silly or gimmick – but it’s a serious solution to a serious problem
Stirring image of striking worker Jason Schultz praised for being ‘worth a thousand words’
Insulate Britain might be floundering but eco extremism is here to stay. Doomist demonstrators might not have the best idea of how to win fights. But they are the future
Schools across France are holding ceremonies on Friday in memory of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher who was murdered a year ago for showing his students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Paty, who was 47, was beheaded after leaving the middle school where he taught in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on the evening of 16 October, 2020.His killer, 18-year-old Chechen refugee Abdullakh Anzorov, claimed the attack as revenge for Paty showing his class the cartoons in a less
A New Zealand woman did her best Bruce Bogtrotter impression in Auckland, eating an entire three-tier Japanese cheesecake in under five minutes.Auckland-based competitive eater and model Nela Zisser can often be found making her way through outrageous food challenges.“It’s, like, so creamy,” Zisser says in the video as she eats the cheesecake, which she bought from Uncle Tetsu’s and decorated herself.She managed to scarf down the dessert in just four minutes and 55 seconds without the help of any liquids.Zisser’s YouTube account chronicles such food feats as wolfing down 10 Burger King Whoppers in 17 minutes, devouring a 1-kg burrito in just under 100 seconds, and consuming a 2.2-pound jar of Nutella in under four minutes. Credit: Nela Zisser via Storyful
Verstappen holds a slim lead in the standings, while Mercedes sit top of the constructors
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I had no idea what fly-shooting was until Greenpeace invited me to spend the day at sea with them, says Simon Pegg. I saw the destructive industrial fishing that our government continues to turn a blind eye to
London business leaders have called for urgent reform of the Government’s “ballet dancers but not builders” list of key jobs that can be filled by lower paid foreign workers. As well as highly specialist roles — such as biochemists, civil engineers and web designers — it also includes classical ballet dancers, first violinists in an “internationally-recognised UK orchestra” and artists.
Buildings damaged and residents injured after 4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Bali
Sealiway sprang a 12-1 surprise in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot as the big two, Adayar and Mishriff, finished out of the first three. Fifth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 13 days earlier, Sealiway bettered the form he showed when runner-up to St Mark's Basilica in the French Derby to lift the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece. The three-year-old colt, trained by Cedric Rossi and ridden by Mickael Barzalona, was made to fight all the way by the William Haggas-trained Dubai Honour, who only went down by three-quarters of a length.
An 11th-hour deal has been reached and a strike that would have shut down film and television productions across the U.S. was averted
A new vent emerged on La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano on Friday, October 15, releasing gas and other material, the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported.A cloud with ash from the ongoing eruption reduced visibility on Saturday, El Pais reported. The recent activity also cast a sulfurous odor over parts of the island. Flights at La Palma’s airport were cancelled due to conditions.This footage, filmed on Friday and released by the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, shows lava flows on the island, which have reached the ocean. A thermal camera inset shows heat levels in the flows. Credit: IGME via Storyful
Junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun told the BBC Burmese news service that the United States and representatives of the European Union had pressured other leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to exclude the military leader from the summit later this month. "The foreign interventions can also be seen here," he said.
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China and other major polluters have a “moral duty” to step up the battle against global warming, a Cabinet minister said on Friday as pressure grew on President Xi Jinping to attend COP26. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warned that countries that snub the summit in Glasgow will be seen as “outliers”, with the “world watching” what action political leaders will take to stop floods, fires and other climate change disasters. It came as the Queen gave permission for Buckingham Palace to be lit up in green to send a signal around the world that Britain is embracing the fight against global warming.