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'Nightmare for enemies': Iran says it built underground ‘MISSILE CITIES’ along Persian Gulf coast

Tehran has built multiple “missile cities,” both ashore and offshore, along its southern coast, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards navy chief has revealed, calling the facilities a “nightmare” for the country’s enemies.
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Iran to upgrade Natanz nuclear site, after undisclosed incident causes ‘significant’ damage - rt

Iran to upgrade Natanz nuclear site, after undisclosed incident causes ‘significant’ damage

Tehran plans to “work around the clock” to repair the damage caused by a mysterious incident at its Natanz nuclear-enrichment site, Iran’s atomic agency spokesman said.
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Suspected case of BUBONIC PLAGUE registered in China - rt

Suspected case of BUBONIC PLAGUE registered in China

A suspected case of bubonic plague has been registered in China’s north, according to local health authorities. The news comes after two similar cases were detected in neighboring Mongolia.
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Woman stabbed to death at Holiday Inn before man ‘falls from height’ - metro

Woman stabbed to death at Holiday Inn before man ‘falls from height’

Police were called just after 10am today.
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Two people arrested in Austria over killing of

Two people arrested in Austria over killing of 'Chechen refugee', sparking media speculation of ‘contract killing’

Two Russian citizens have been detained in Austria as part of a probe into the fatal shooting of their countryman, who was an asylum seeker, sparking media speculation of a politically motivated contract killing.
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The kids and teens marching for Black Lives Matter - channel 4

The kids and teens marching for Black Lives Matter

Children have joined in on BLM protests after watching protests on TV and online.
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‘It’s okay for us to be appreciated by clapping…but they need to be doing more than that’ – Francis Fernando on NHS funding - channel 4

‘It’s okay for us to be appreciated by clapping…but they need to be doing more than that’ – Francis Fernando on NHS funding

I am joined by Dr Matthew Morgan and Francis Fernando.
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England’s relaxed lockdown divides nation after revellers celebrate ‘Super Saturday’ - channel 4

England’s relaxed lockdown divides nation after revellers celebrate ‘Super Saturday’

The government had been criticised for loosening the lockdown on a Saturday but the mass breakouts of bacchanalian brawling didn't materialise.
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Kanye announces 2020 presidential bid - channel 4

Kanye announces 2020 presidential bid

Hip hop superstar Kanye West has announced he will stand against him in November's presidential election. 
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Nationwide ‘Clap for Carers’ to mark 72nd anniversary of the NHS - channel 4

Nationwide ‘Clap for Carers’ to mark 72nd anniversary of the NHS

NHS leaders have said they need more money to prevent hospitals becoming over stretched in the event of a second surge in the coronavirus. 
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Fire breaks out at newly re-opened zoo in Scotland - metro

Fire breaks out at newly re-opened zoo in Scotland

Photos on social media showed smoke billowing from Fife Zoo.
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Police smash man’s car window after he gave TV interview on police racism - metro

Police smash man’s car window after he gave TV interview on police racism

'The fact this all happened as I was coming back from an interview about getting stopped: you couldn’t make it up.'
metro - 3 hours ago
What’s long and fast, and can run if there’s an earthquake? Japan’s newest bullet train - rt

What’s long and fast, and can run if there’s an earthquake? Japan’s newest bullet train

Japan has launched a speed-record-breaking new Shinkansen, or bullet train. Not only is it more comfortable than previous models, but it can also run without external power during an emergency, albeit only for a short distance.
rt - 4 hours ago
Turkey successfully tests its first homegrown anti-ship cruise missile (VIDEO) - rt

Turkey successfully tests its first homegrown anti-ship cruise missile (VIDEO)

Turkey’s domestically built anti-ship cruise missile has passed its final test, hitting a target some 200km away, the country’s defense industry has said. It’s expected to be adopted by the military shortly.
rt - 4 hours ago
Not every incident in Iran

Not every incident in Iran 'necessarily has something to do with us,' Israeli defense chief says after fire at Natanz nuclear site

Israel's defense minister has rebuffed speculation that Tel Aviv was behind the recent incident at an Iranian nuclear site. He reiterated, however, that Tehran's nuclear program is a threat to his country.
rt - 4 hours ago
Iran to sue US in top UN court for imposing sanctions during Covid-19 outbreak - rt

Iran to sue US in top UN court for imposing sanctions during Covid-19 outbreak

Iran intends to sue the US at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), saying Washington's sanctions have damaged Tehran's ability to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
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EU’s Borrell warns Iran triggered nuclear-deal dispute mechanism. Yep, and for the sixth time, Iran’s Zarif adds - rt

EU’s Borrell warns Iran triggered nuclear-deal dispute mechanism. Yep, and for the sixth time, Iran’s Zarif adds

The news that Iran has triggered a dispute-resolution mechanism built into the 2015 nuclear deal should not be overstated, Tehran’s top diplomat suggested, after some media reports predicted the imminent collapse of the agreement.
rt - 9 hours ago
Woman dies falling from rollercoaster after husband ‘tries to catch her foot’ - metro

Woman dies falling from rollercoaster after husband ‘tries to catch her foot’

The victim was at the theme park celebrating her child’s second birthday.
metro - 10 hours ago
Coronavirus news live: UK death toll reaches 44,198, thousands of drinkers swarm streets as pubs reopen on ‘Super Saturday’ and nation mourns victims with minute’s silence - metro

Coronavirus news live: UK death toll reaches 44,198, thousands of drinkers swarm streets as pubs reopen on ‘Super Saturday’ and nation mourns victims with minute’s silence

Live updates on the latest news, developments and guidance on the Covid-19 pandemic.
metro - 12 hours ago
Russian cosmonaut takes picture of

Russian cosmonaut takes picture of 'BRIGHTEST COMET' in 7 years as it passes close to Earth (PHOTOS)

The NEOWISE comet has just passed so close to the Earth, it has been seen with a naked eye. Yet, Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner saw right from space – and shared his photos of the rare event.
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France’s data collection rules obscure the racial disparities of Covid-19

France’s data collection rules obscure the racial disparities of Covid-19

quartz - 1 month ago

In New York City, black and Latino people appear to be twice as likely to die from Covid-19 as white people. In the UK, preliminary data shows that nonwhite people have a 10-to-50% higher risk (pdf, p. 45) of death from the disease.

In France, though, nobody knows.

The countrys fraught relationship with the collection of statistics based on race or ethnicity means that health authorities are largely in the dark about whether Covid-19 is killing communities of color at higher rates or not. Some argue that it prevents officials (link in French) from putting in place specific policies to protect minorities. Defenders of Frances nominally color-blind system say that, since there is no cure or vaccine for Covid-19, having that knowledge would not help patients, and would instead erode decades of policy that protects the personal information of these at-risk populations.

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