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WATCH: Australian teen choked UNCONSCIOUS by pub guard, thrown to floor with head THUD & then used as ANTI-MASK political fodder - rt

WATCH: Australian teen choked UNCONSCIOUS by pub guard, thrown to floor with head THUD & then used as ANTI-MASK political fodder

The sound of an Australian teenager’s head hitting the floor in a video circulating on social media might be called the thud heard ‘round the world, but the footage was spun falsely as the latest example of Covid-19 mask tyranny.
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‘Infection level far too high’: Germany extends ‘partial’ Covid-19 lockdown, leaving small exception for Christmas - rt

‘Infection level far too high’: Germany extends ‘partial’ Covid-19 lockdown, leaving small exception for Christmas

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of Germany’s 16 states have agreed to prolong the country’s Covid-19 restrictions for at least another four weeks, but made special exemptions for close family and friends on Christmas.
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Home Office broke equality law over treatment of Windrush generation, watchdog says - channel 4

Home Office broke equality law over treatment of Windrush generation, watchdog says

The Home Office broke equality law in the way it treated the Windrush generation, according to the equalities watchdog.
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Minister resigns over chancellor’s overseas aid cut - channel 4

Minister resigns over chancellor’s overseas aid cut

The chancellor has announced a change of policy that has led to criticism from former Conservative prime minister David Cameron and caused a junior minister to resign. 
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The best Black Friday tech and gadget deals at Tesco - metro

The best Black Friday tech and gadget deals at Tesco

The supermarket has dropped prices on plenty of tech for the week leading up to Black Friday
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns UK economy will shrink by 11% this year - channel 4

Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns UK economy will shrink by 11% this year

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has spelled out the devastation inflicted on the economy by coronavirus.  
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Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60 - channel 4

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

He died of a heart attack after having brain surgery earlier this month. 
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Bangkok protesters demand king cedes control of royal fortune as Thailand revives law banning criticism of monarchy (VIDEOS) - rt

Bangkok protesters demand king cedes control of royal fortune as Thailand revives law banning criticism of monarchy (VIDEOS)

Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators staged another round of protests on the streets of Bangkok on Wednesday after the revival of Thailand's "lèse-majesté" law, which bans criticism of the royal family.
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‘Internet is an evil place’: Twitter explodes over ‘MADONNA death’ after football legend Maradona passes away - rt

‘Internet is an evil place’: Twitter explodes over ‘MADONNA death’ after football legend Maradona passes away

Sports fans found themselves more than a little frustrated on Wednesday following the passing of football legend Diego Maradona, whose last name left many on social media thinking musician Madonna had died.
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Newly discovered MAGNETAR signal alters understanding of mysterious deep-space radio bursts - rt

Newly discovered MAGNETAR signal alters understanding of mysterious deep-space radio bursts

Bursts of radio and X-ray activity from a star with an extremely powerful magnetic field may have handed astronomers a fresh clue in unravelling the mystery of ‘fast radio burst’ signals from outer space.
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Palestinian driver shot dead after ramming car into Israeli checkpoint outside Jerusalem – police - rt

Palestinian driver shot dead after ramming car into Israeli checkpoint outside Jerusalem – police

Israeli border police shot dead a Palestinian driver who allegedly tried to ram his car into an officer on the outskirts of Jerusalem after using fake documents, officers said on Wednesday.
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EU unveils emergency plan to bypass patents for faster access to key drugs - rt

EU unveils emergency plan to bypass patents for faster access to key drugs

The EU has published documents laying out extraordinary measures that could be taken to give faster access to drugs by bypassing patent rights in emergencies and bring production directly to Europe.
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Mother ‘put baby on road – then dad hit infant with his car’ - metro

Mother ‘put baby on road – then dad hit infant with his car’

Brianna Morris is said to have set her baby down on the road while arguing with ex Jamar Griffin over custody - only for Griffin to then strike the child with his car
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French FM slams UK

French FM slams UK's 'tactical' Brexit approach, says negotiators dragging their heels on trade deal

The French foreign minister has slammed the attitude of the UK's Brexit negotiators, accusing them of deliberately dragging their heels over "secondary subjects," as the clock ticks down for reaching a trade deal with the EU.
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Move along, nothing to see here: Australian government insists ‘incidental’ collection of COVIDSafe data didn’t violate privacy - rt

Move along, nothing to see here: Australian government insists ‘incidental’ collection of COVIDSafe data didn’t violate privacy

Australian intelligence agencies “incidentally” slurped up private data from the country’s much-touted COVIDSafe smartphone app, according to the their inspector-general, who nevertheless insisted no one’s privacy was violated.
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Qatar's coastguard stops 2 Bahraini vessels returning from maritime exercise

Three Qatari coastguard vessels stopped two boats belonging to their Bahraini counterparts, the latter's Interior Ministry has said. The move comes amid an ongoing blockade of Qatar by Arab states.
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Not up to snuff: Thailand

Not up to snuff: Thailand's $1bn ketamine bust turns out to be cleaning agent

Earlier this month, Thailand’s drug control agency claimed it had landed the country’s largest ever ketamine seizure. Authorities have now been left red-faced after testing revealed the substance was actually a cleaning agent.
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More than 40 killed in head-on collision between truck and bus in Brazil’s ‘worst highway crash this year’ - rt

More than 40 killed in head-on collision between truck and bus in Brazil’s ‘worst highway crash this year’

At least 41 people have died as a result of a crash involving a bus and a truck in Brazil. The Military Police have reported many more are injured following the collision, which happened in Sao Paulo state early on Wednesday.
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France demands millions from US tech giants in new digital-services tax - rt

France demands millions from US tech giants in new digital-services tax

French tax authorities have contacted a number of major US technology companies demanding they pay millions of euro, as it pushes forward with its new digital tax, and despite criticism from Washington.
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Beijing urges India to stop using

Beijing urges India to stop using 'discriminating methods' after 43 more Chinese apps banned

Beijing has blasted India's move to ban more Chinese smartphone apps for "security reasons" and urged New Delhi not to harm bilateral cooperation.
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The GOP Just Broke the Rules to Advance Amy Coney Barrett

The GOP Just Broke the Rules to Advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination

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Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tossed out committee rules Thursday morning and voted to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate without any Democratic minority members present.

The 12-0 committee vote frees the full Senate to vote on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Barrett on Monday. With a 53-47 majority, there’s little to stop Senate Republicans from confirming a ninth Supreme Court justice just a few days before the November 3 election.

If confirmed, Barrett would cement the court’s 6-3 conservative majority, likely for years to come. She would replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazing feminist lawyer who died in mid-September after several bouts with cancer.

Last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Lindsey Graham set the vote for 1 p.m. on Thursday. Under committee rules, at least two members of the minority must be present for the committee to conduct business. But Graham, Republican of South Carolina, has broad latitude to control the committee’s conduct.

“As a matter of committee rules, in practical terms, the chairman can kind of get around things, change the rules,” Rich Arenberg, who wrote the book “Congressional Procedure,” a guide to congressional legislative processes, told VICE News earlier this month. “In my view, Graham will be able to get the nomination reported to the floor.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat of New York, said in a statement ahead of the committee vote that Democrats intended to boycott the proceeding.

“Republicans have moved at breakneck speed to jam through this nominee, ignoring her troubling record and unprecedented evasions, and breaking longstanding committee rules to set tomorrow’s vote,” he said in a statement, as reported by the New York Times. “We will not grant this process any further legitimacy by participating in a committee markup of this nomination just 12 days before the culmination of an election that is already underway.”

During Barrett’s confirmation hearing last week, Democrats attacked the process as a rushed sham and a hypocritical turn from Republicans, many of whom agreed to block President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016 on the grounds that a new Supreme Court justice should not be confirmed in an election year.

They also sought to extract more information from Barrett, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, about her views on issues like abortion, LGBTQ rights, and the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act on November 10, and Democrats fear that Justice Barrett would help gut the law. (Rather than showing up to the committee vote, the Democrats placed posters of people who, they said, could lose their healthcare if Barrett were confirmed, the Times reported.)

But Barrett largely refused to share her judicial opinions last week, a pattern she kept up in her Tuesday written responses to questions submitted by the senators. While she identified herself as an originalist in the mold of the legendary conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who she once clerked for, Barrett frequently avoided senators’ questions by citing the past example of Supreme Court nominees who tried not to share their legal thinking on past Supreme Court cases or opine on litigation that may come before the court.

Barrett would not, for example, say if she believes that climate change or systemic racism is real, or whether someone’s sexual orientation is an immutable trait. She has also declined to say whether Trump can pardon himself, if a president can unilaterally delay an election, or if presidents should commit to peaceful transfers of power.

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