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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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Beijing promises response to ‘political oppression’ after US designates six Chinese media outlets as foreign missions

Beijing promises response to ‘political oppression’ after US designates six Chinese media outlets as foreign missions

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Beijing has said that it will take appropriate action in retaliation against Washingtons decision to force several Chinese news organizations to register as foreign missions operating in the US.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the State Department would label six China-based media outlets that work in the US as foreign missions, which requires the organizations to identify its employees to the US government. The secretary of state claimed that the move would help to curtail Chinese propaganda. 

In response, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian decried Washington’s actions as “political oppression,” and accused the US of maintaining a Cold War mentality. 

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US latest targeting of Chinese media to curb propaganda is, in fact, propaganda in its purest form

“China will make a legitimate and necessary response,” he said, while urging the US to “change course” and reverse its “unreasonable restrictions” imposed on the Chinese outlets. 

Pompeo’s decision brings the total number of Chinese outlets deemed to be foreign missions to 15. 

The Trump administration has also threatened to withhold visas for some of the organizations’ employees, prompting Beijing to announce that it would reciprocate the measures when processing documents for American reporters in China. 

In March, the State Department placed new limits on the number of journalists who could work in the US offices of Chinese media companies, lowering the cap from 160 to 100. Beijing retaliated by expelling correspondents working for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

After four other outlets were deemed foreign missions in June, the Communist Party-linked All-China Journalists Association torched the decision as a “brutal suppression” that would harm Chinese reporters’ ability to work in the US. The country’s Foreign Ministry also responded more directly, requiring US publications to provide the government with details about their staff and operations in China.

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