Russia releases footage of alleged UK destroyer incident
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Russia releases footage of alleged UK destroyer incident
The pandemic has cast a huge shadow over India’s flourishing movie business with shutdowns impacting box office revenues and the outlook looking grim for the industry. India's film industry, which is the world's largest in terms of the number of films produced and second largest after Hollywood in terms of its global reach is increasingly on edge since the first Covid-19 lockdown in March last year.Major film productions have been shelved or indefinitely postponed, thousands of cinema halls shut
Fears have been growing many thousands of people could be made redundant as the furlough scheme gradually phases out. The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) polled 250 businesses with employees still on furlough.
Covid caution dampens the heady promises of ‘freedom day’. Customers remain hesitant as lockdown habits and the prospect of crowded venues put people off going out
Asher-Smith was expected to challenge for medals in the 100m and 200m.
Are northern English accents dying out? Are they eck as like. Academics predict that northern dialects will soon fade away. That’s nobbut a load of soft southern blether
BANGKOK (Reuters) -Thailand on Sunday extended tighter containment measures in the capital and high-risk provinces probably until the end of August in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the country deals with its biggest outbreak to date. Thailand reported 18,027 infections and 133 deaths on Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 615,314 cases and 4,990 fatalities, mostly from an outbreak since April that is being fuelled by the highly transmissible Alpha and Delta variants. The restrictions, including travel curbs, mall closures and curfews, will be expanded to 29 provinces classified as "dark red zone" from 13, Apisamai Srirangsan, spokeswoman for the government's COVID-19 task force, told a televised news briefing.
The pandemic property boom is pricing locals out of the British countrysideRural areas suffer from an undersupply of affordable housing. Cracking down on second homes is one part of the solution ‘Demand is pushing up the average cost of housing in rural areas beyond what locals are able to pay, and amplifying a pre-existing housing crisis.’ Photograph: Photofusion/Rex
Rishi Sunak has written to Boris Johnson warning that the UK's travel restrictions are "out of step" in comparison to other countries, reports suggest. According to the Sunday Times newspaper, the chancellor has raised concerns with the prime minister about the damage that the current border controls are doing to the UK's economy and has called for holiday rules to be relaxed. Mr Sunak is said to have emphasised in particular the impact that the international travel rules are having on the tourism and hospitality sector and noted that the success of the country's vaccination programme should warrant a weakening of the restrictions.
Turns out Boris Johnson’s crime strategy was just another pile of mudThe PM’s talk of ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ had a similar effect to that of a misfiring new Oxford Street attraction Illustration by David Foldvari. Illustration: David Foldvari/The Observer
The Springboks recalibrated their high-ball defence to fine effect, dominated the set-piece and smashed the Lions 27-9 in the second Test.
Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited review – he captures the castleNational Gallery, LondonFive huge views of a fortress in Saxony by Canaletto’s nephew demonstrate the younger Venetian’s mastery of landscape, but the characters who populate his paintings steal this fascinating show ‘At eye level, the rural world continues through the seasons as if the big people had nothing to do with them’: The Fortress of Königstein, seen from the south, 1756–8, by Bernardo Bellotto. Photograph: Courtesy
Ariana DeBose was excited to play a progressive force for change in Apple TV’s new musical comedy series Schmigadoon!.
ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean - Two humanitarian rescue ships pulled 394 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean overnight on Sunday in an operation lasting about six hours, a Reuters witness said. The German and French NGO ships Sea-Watch 3 and Ocean Viking rescued the migrants in Tunisian waters 68 km (42 miles) from the North African coast, near oil facilities and other ships. Sea-Watch 3, which assumed command of the operation, took 141 of the survivors while Ocean Viking took the rest.
Tourists staying at the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum were evacuated and told to wait for rescue boats on Saturday evening as fresh wildfires erupted nearby, according to local media. Fires across Turkey have been raging since Wednesday, burning down forests and some settlements, and encroaching on villages and tourist destinations. Two forest workers died on Saturday, the country's health minister said, taking the total death toll from the blazes to six, while hundreds more have been injured or suffered health problems.
He posted a short message about the incident on Instagram on Sunday.
Today saw the end of an era, as cooling towers were demolished at one of Yorkshires remaining power stations. The 4 cooling towers located at Eggborough Power Station in North Yorkshire were brought down by controlled explosives this morning (Sunday 1st August) The video was filmed from 1 mile away which is why the towers fall before you hear the explosion. The power station which closed back in September 2018 was capable of producing 1960 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 2 million homes equivalent to a city the size of Leeds or Sheffield. The plant began producing power in 1967 using nearby coal reserves, but plans are now underway to replace the power station with a modern gas powered station capable of producing 2500 megawatts
A young mountaineer who last week scaled the second-highest mountain on earth, says he felt a “sense of achievement” as he stood atop the K2 summit and hoisted the Pakistani flag
Elliot Bourne was found unresponsive on the sofa after falling asleep the day before.
Waiting in line to receive a COVID-19 jab from the Tunisian army, Zubeir Bin Ammar was in little doubt that the military and President Kais Saied were succeeding where the government he removed from power had failed. "He followed the people on the streets, not political parties," said Bin Ammar, who is married with children and lives in Jendouba, 150 km (93 miles) west of the capital Tunis. Failures in dealing with spiralling COVID-19 cases in Tunisia stoked anger at the government in the weeks leading up to Saied's decisions to sack Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspend parliament, with support from the army.
The actor is heading to the moon.