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‘Persuasion first, violence later’: the Taliban’s new vice and virtue approachIn his first interview with western media, Kandahar’s enforcer promises that things will be different from the brutal 1990s A Taliban policeman slaps a boy for loitering. Force is now supposed to be a last resort, according to Kandahar’s new vice and virtue chief. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/DPA
Universal credit cut will push 800,000 people into poverty, Boris Johnson warnedSenior Tories plot to force government U-turn Iain Duncan Smith and others address Boris Johnson in the House of Commons. Photograph: UK Parliament/Roger Harris/PA
Aaron Goodey, 23, met his victims on Grindr before going to their houses and raping them. Both attacks took place in the Enfield area. Further enquiries resulted in Goodey being linked to a third offence that occurred in Lambeth in January 2020 where a man was assaulted and forced to withdraw money by a man who he had met for consensual sex.
Julia Bradbury is set to undergo surgery to remove her left breast after revealing she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Bradbury’s diagnosis followed a mammogram she booked in July on an annual recall, having last year found a lump which proved to be a cluster of benign micro-cysts. While the tumour was described as “sizeable”, doctors believe the cancer cells have not yet spread to the breast tissue, meaning she may not need chemotherapy.
NSW Covid update: restrictions to ease in western Sydney and pools to reopen as 13 deaths reported. NSW records 1,038 Covid cases on Sunday as premier Gladys Berejiklian announces ‘equalisation’ of rules across Sydney
‘They screwed up our lake’: tar sands pipeline is sucking water from Minnesota watershedsThe Anishinaabe people are rallying to save their lakes and their traditional wild rice harvests Low water levels mean rice harvesters can’t paddle their canoes to their traditional harvesting areas. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images
The Only Way is Essex star Pete Wicks is known for his string of romantic relationships, but is pushing back against this reputation.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australia's needs
Dix Noonan Webb is selling the collection in 136 lots at the end of this month.
Slow but steady has seen the EU win out in the vaccine race . Ursula von der Leyen says the union’s vaccination programme is now a success after its stumbling start
The interest rates decision comes amid fears over rampant price rises after inflation jumped to a nine-year high of 3.2% last month.
‘Truth-telling has to happen’: the museum of America’s racist history. The Legacy Museum, opening in October, lands at a time when racial violence is again on the rise and critical race theory is being used to prevent America’s racist past being taught in schools
World's first space tourists splashdown after three days orbiting Earth - the first time it's been done without a professional astronaut on boardView on euronews
Christian Porter takes ‘appropriate action’ by quitting as minister, Scott Morrison says. Porter was under pressure after receiving funds from a ‘blind trust’ to help pay legal fees for discontinued defamation case against ABC
The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital says many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers
"Representation matters so much," one viewer wrote on Twitter.
Actor wore Saint Laurent sheer crystal dress for 2021 Met Gala
‘Table for one? Yes, please’ – the joy of eating alone. More of us are cooking or eating solo – it’s time to break free from the stigma of dining alone
England players are seeking assurances https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/england-confident-ashes-tour-amid-travel-negotiations-2021-08-13 their family members would be allowed to join them in Australia, which has closed its borders in an effort to control COVID-19, with limited flights and 14-day mandatory managed isolation for returning citizens. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said last month that it is "very confident" the Ashes, starting in Brisbane on Dec. 8, will go ahead as planned. Broad, 35, who is working on his fitness after he was ruled out of the recent India series following the first test due to a calf injury, said he would be happy to travel to Australia.
Former Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane has been appointed head of a British government taskforce aimed at tackling regional inequality, the government said on Sunday. Branded "levelling up", tackling economic inequality across the country was one of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's central pledges when he won a 2019 election with his party's largest parliamentary majority since Margaret Thatcher. Haldane will be a permanent secretary in the Cabinet Office, a department at the centre of government which drives the implementation of policy.