The Lancashire city expects to be in lockdown by the weekend as the government works to quash a rise in cases of COVID-19.Read More »
The UK's R number - a crucial measure of how much coronavirus is spreading - has risen slightly in the past week. England's rate has remained the same at 0.8 to 1.0, but the UK government's science advisory group known as SAGE has repeatedly said it is "no longer confident" the number is below one there. It has stayed the same in the southwest and the northwest and decreased in the east of England.
The Philippines has seen a jump in coronavirus infections due to intensified testing, the presidential spokesman said on Friday, defending the country's response to the pandemic after overtaking Indonesia to record the most cases in Southeast Asia. It prompted authorities to reimpose a lockdown in and around Manila earlier this week. "While we do not want to see these numbers, this is a result of our intensified testing," Harry Roque, spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte, told a briefing.
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A New York judge has dismissed president Donald Trump’s attempt to delay a defamation lawsuit brought against him by a woman who accused him of rape.The decision, released on Thursday, states that the presidency does not shield him from the case.
Seth Rogen has explained the challenge of playing two characters who act opposite each other in his new movie. The actor takes on dual roles in the comedy An American Pickle, about a factory worker in 1919 who falls into a vat of pickles and is accidentally brined for 100 years before he is discovered and emerges in present-day Brooklyn to find his great-grandson is his only surviving relative.
Anyone who's ever gotten a big chop knows: cutting your hair is like hitting a giant reset button on your life. If you are experiencing fatigue (with your hair or otherwise), desperately looking for a change, or wanting to feel inspired, a haircut will do the trick, but sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. Somewhere between a lob and a pixie cut is the sweet spot we call the bob. It's cool, it's easy, it's low-maintenance. But if the typical blunt-end bob style doesn't suit you, there are more options out there just waiting to be discovered - like the French bob. Unlike the straight ends of a blunt bob, the French bob is more choppy with piecey ends. The style just skims your cheekbones, which also gives them a more pronounced look. It works on curly, straight, and wavy hair textures and instantly gives your look a touch of attitude. Allow the following street style shots to serve as inspiration and proof that the French bob is the chicest cut around. It makes for a laid-back, perfectly messy style that looks like you just rolled out of bed but also like you're ready to step onto a runway - which pretty much sums up French beauty. As you scroll through these French-bob haircut ideas, it'll take everything in you not to chop off your hair right here and now. (But of course, we advise strongly against that.)
The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus has jumped by 98.The Government said 46,511 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Thursday.
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There are concerns France could be added to the quarantine list.
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Asylum seekers are set to be deported for the first time since coronavirus took hold in the UK, prompting concerns that the Home Office is “playing politics with public health”.Up to 20 asylum seekers are scheduled to be deported to France and Germany on Wednesday under the Dublin regulation, a law that requires asylum seekers to claim asylum in the first safe country they arrive in.
Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has been accused of sending a hit squad to Canada to hunt down and kill a former top-ranking Saudi intelligence official.Saad al-Jabri, a veteran figure in the Saudi government, was the alleged target of the assassination plot, according to a lawsuit filed in a US court on Thursday.
The man suspected of spitting at a railway worker who later died of coronavirus will not face criminal charges because he tested negative. Belly Mujinga, 47, died with Covid-19 in April, around two weeks after allegedly being spat at by a man who claimed to have the virus at London's Victoria station, leaving a widower and an 11-year-old daughter. British Transport Police (BTP) interviewed a 57-year-old man over the incident but said there was not enough evidence a crime had taken place, following a review of statements from key witnesses, including colleagues, and CCTV footage. Detectives found there was insufficient evidence of spitting or another action that could lead to infection and concluded Mrs Mujinga's death did not occur because of that incident. But the force asked the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to review the evidence and look into whether there were any further lines of inquiry. Deputy chief Crown prosecutor Suzanne Llewellyn said on Thursday: "Belly Mujinga's death from Covid-19 aged just 47 in April was a heartbreaking event that shocked the country. "As part of this review, we studied enhanced CCTV, forensic materials and witness statements. "CCTV and witness evidence was insufficiently clear and consistent to substantiate allegations of deliberate coughing or spitting, meaning no charges can be brought for assault or public order offences. "Medical tests confirmed the suspect had not been infected with coronavirus, which together with the lack of other evidence rules out any charges in relation to homicide.”
Donald Trump has been widely mocked online for mispronouncing Thailand as “Thighland” on Thursday, some hours before he signed sweeping executive orders banning American business with TikTok and WeChat within a 45-day deadline, saying the two companies “threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States”.The Trump administration order marked the latest escalation in White House attacks on Chinese tech companies such as TikTok, who the president handed a mid-September deadline earlier this week for selling-off its US operations.
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At the time of the killing, the knifeman, Alex Lanning, had been on licence for a previous stabbing in Brighton.
US president Donald Trump travelled to Ohio on Thursday ostensibly to announce an executive order to ensure essential medicines are made in America, in what largely felt and sounded like a campaign event. As the president left DC, Ohio governor Mike DeWine tested positive for coronavirus and was therefore unable to meet Air Force One on the tarmac in Cleveland.In a speech at the Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio, the president veered on and off script lauding his purported achievements in trade for the American worker and promising more, while waxing lyrical about lightbulbs and water pressure, and going after his political opponents.
Many celebrities have announced makeup collaborations in recent months, including Selena Gomez, TikTok star Addison Rae and now, Alicia Keys.Keys announced that she's partnering with the affordable beauty brand e.l.f Cosmetics for a skincare line. It makes sense, as the 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist is known for her perfect skin, which she often shows off without any makeup on at all, even on the red carpet.
CCTV footage exclusively obtained by Storyful shows the dramatic impact of the August 4 Beirut explosion on a furniture store just 1km from the blast site.The store, a local branch of the Italian furniture company Natuzzi, is run by the Lebanese businessman Naji Fatte, who told Storyful that, incredibly, his staff were unharmed.A GoFundMe was launched by Natuzzi to support Fatte and his staff, though Fatte told Storyful that he would prefer if any donations would go to the Lebanese people and the organizations Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon, and Offre-Joie.Lebanon declared a two-week state of emergency a day after the blast killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000.Relief packages have been announced by other countries to help assist in the wake of the disaster, including a reported $6.6 million package from the United Kingdom.French President Emmanuel Macron visited the city on August 6, pledging support and urging change in the country, where the explosion has sparked anger at the government. Credit: Natuzzi via Storyful