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Crocodile found under classroom becomes local celebrity
The Doomsday Clock has remained at 100 seconds to midnight for a third year in a row, as scientists said the world is “no safer” than it was this time last year.
At Prime Minister's Questions, one Conservative MP defected to Labour as another called on Boris Johnson to step down.View on euronews
Israel is hoping the U_N_ General Assembly will unanimously adopt a resolution rejecting and condemning any denial of the Holocaust and urging all nations and social media companies “to take active measures to combat antisemitism and Holocaust denial or distortion.”
Boris Johnson says a Russian incursion into Ukraine “on any scale” would be a “disaster for the world”. The prime minister was responding to a question about US President Joe Biden’s remarks in a press conference where he suggested that a minor Russian incursion into Ukraine would not be met by harsh sanctions.
A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany’s Munich diocese has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of several cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s. View on euronews
The eruption of a Tonga volcano sent "violent" waves across the Pacific and caused a boat loading oil about 6,600 miles away to topple, spilling thousands of barrels into Peruvian waters. Dozens of fishermen have protested outside Peru's main oil refinery, La Pampilla, which processes around 117,000 barrels a day and is managed by Spanish company Repsol. An Italian-flagged ship was loading the oil into La Pampilla when strong waves moved the boat and caused it to spill its cargo into the ocean.
The vote by peers this week in favour of making misogyny a hate crime has thrust the issue back into the political spotlight as the debate that began in the aftermath of Sarah Everard’s murder over how to better tackle violence against women continues. In support of a change in the law, which would lead to perpetrators of misogynistic offences receiving extra time on their sentences, Baroness Newlove, the former Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, said it would send a “powerful message” that the “law is on the side of women” and recognise the reality that “deep-rooted hostility towards women that motivates many” crimes committed against them. All that is, of course, true, but Justice Secretary Dominic Raab responded the following day by reiterating the government’s view that the reform would be a mistake that could even prove “counter-productive”, adding that ministers would seek to overturn the Lords vote when the relevant legislation returns to the Commons.
Bury South MP Christian Wakeford's defection from the Conservative Party to Labour has left voters questioning whether there will now be a by-election in his constituency. The MP was elected in 2019 to the Greater Manchester constituency with a slim majority of 402 in a seat that had been Labour since 1997. Mr Wakeford said the "partygate" scandal confirmed his decision after "many months" of sleepless nights over the government's decisions, from free schools meals and Universal Credit to the Owen Paterson affair and lockdown parties.
Several Afghan women's rights activists said Thursday they are going into hiding to escape a Taliban crackdown, just days after the hardline Islamists used pepper spray to break up a rally in the capital.
'Just pack it in': Brother of British hostage-taker pleads with him to surrender
More than 60 residents and staff were infected with Covid-19 at the Bupa Clemton Park facility
The Duke of York has been stripped of his remaining patronages and honorary military roles.
Morrisons’ cut in sick pay for unvaccinated workers is cruel. It needs to rethink. In the name of public health a growing list of big companies are passing the costs of Covid on to their employees
A “magical” coral reef stretching as far as the eye can see has been discovered off the coast of the South Pacific island Tahiti.
Violence against women: Changing the discourse
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Thursday briefing: Johnson vows to battle on after bruising day. PM suffers defection and demands to quit … Biden marks first year in office … and lessons from the man who has read every Marvel comic
In a message to the nation’s monarch Tupou VI, the Queen said she was ‘shocked and saddened’ by the eruption.
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