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‘Filthy, disgusting & selfish’: Australian leaders blast anti-lockdown protesters, unleash ‘strike force’ to track them down - rt

‘Filthy, disgusting & selfish’: Australian leaders blast anti-lockdown protesters, unleash ‘strike force’ to track them down

Australian police have already issued hundreds of fines in the wake of mass anti-lockdown rallies, and are looking for more info about the violators, as state leaders condemned the protesters for endangering other people’s lives.
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Sajid Javid under fire for suggesting people have ‘cowered’ from Covid - metro

Sajid Javid under fire for suggesting people have ‘cowered’ from Covid

Labour accused him of having managed to ‘denigrate’ people who followed the rules to protect others.
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Pay young people £250 to get vaccinated, Conservative peer urges government - channel 4

Pay young people £250 to get vaccinated, Conservative peer urges government

Former M&S chairman and Conservative peer Stuart Rose speaks to Channel 4 News
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Twenty drown during UK heatwave – WHO calls for action - channel 4

Twenty drown during UK heatwave – WHO calls for action

Two teenage boys have died in separate incidents after getting into difficulty in water, as the death toll from drownings during the UK's heatwave reaches at least 20.
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More key workers able to replace isolation with daily tests as ‘pingdemic’ causes chaos - channel 4

More key workers able to replace isolation with daily tests as ‘pingdemic’ causes chaos

Empty shelves, cancelled trains, restaurants closing for days - councils and businesses have warned that the sheer numbers of people getting pinged could cause weeks of disruption.
channel 4 - 10 hours ago
Torrential rains in China lead to mass evacuations - channel 4

Torrential rains in China lead to mass evacuations

Rescuers in central China have been using bulldozers and dinghies to help evacuate people from areas submerged by floodwaters after days of torrential rain.
channel 4 - 10 hours ago
Team GB: Women’s football team through to knockouts - channel 4

Team GB: Women’s football team through to knockouts

The official first day of the Olympic Games brought mixed fortunes for Team GB.
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Covid cases fall for fourth day straight but expert warns of ‘false peaks’ - metro

Covid cases fall for fourth day straight but expert warns of ‘false peaks’

While it is a good sign, data over the next week or two showing the impact of the latest reopening will be crucial.
metro - 12 hours ago
German cops identify over 1,600 suspects in sting op on online chat groups where child porn & zoophilia materials were distributed - rt

German cops identify over 1,600 suspects in sting op on online chat groups where child porn & zoophilia materials were distributed

Police in Germany have identified more than 1,600 potential child sex-abuse suspects who participated in online chat groups on which child pornography and zoophilia material was shared. Many of the suspects are reportedly minors.
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Murder investigation launched after woman, 37, stabbed in south London - metro

Murder investigation launched after woman, 37, stabbed in south London

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 36-year-old woman died.
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Flooding opens up sinkhole and leaves thousands without power or cold water - metro

Flooding opens up sinkhole and leaves thousands without power or cold water

'It was the most scary thing I’ve ever experienced,' an eyewitness said.
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China blacklists former US Commerce Secretary Ross & other officials in tit-for-tat reply to restrictions over Hong Kong - rt

China blacklists former US Commerce Secretary Ross & other officials in tit-for-tat reply to restrictions over Hong Kong

In a tit-for-tat measure, Beijing has sanctioned six US nationals and one entity, on a list that includes a former secretary of commerce, in response to recent restrictions placed on China over Hong Kong.
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‘Hurt dignity’: China complains after US broadcast of Olympics leaves Taiwan off Chinese map - rt

‘Hurt dignity’: China complains after US broadcast of Olympics leaves Taiwan off Chinese map

The Chinese consulate in New York has complained to NBC after the United States’ official broadcast of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics left Taiwan and the South China Sea off a map of China.
rt - 17 hours ago
Raids on Matt Hancock whistleblowers may have ‘chilling effect’ on press freedom - metro

Raids on Matt Hancock whistleblowers may have ‘chilling effect’ on press freedom

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has put politics aside and called out the heavy-handed tactics.
metro - 18 hours ago
Venezuela accuses US military aircraft of violating its airspace from Colombia, warns it might ‘respond forcefully’ - rt

Venezuela accuses US military aircraft of violating its airspace from Colombia, warns it might ‘respond forcefully’

Venezuela's defense ministry has accused Washington of “flagrant provocation” after a US military plane allegedly flew into its territory from Colombia. According to Caracas, the US violated its airspace over 20 times this year.
rt - 18 hours ago
Disgruntled Australians scuffle with police at banned ‘Freedom’ marches as Covid-19 lockdown extended in Sydney (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) - rt

Disgruntled Australians scuffle with police at banned ‘Freedom’ marches as Covid-19 lockdown extended in Sydney (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Thousands of anti-lockdown activists marched through major Australian cities on Saturday, following an extension of Covid-19 restrictions. Multiple people were arrested and dozens charged with offenses after brawls broke out.
rt - 19 hours ago
Police ‘increasingly concerned’ about girl, 12, missing for at least 36 hours - metro

Police ‘increasingly concerned’ about girl, 12, missing for at least 36 hours

Mannat Mann was last spotted in east London on Thursday afternoon.
metro - 20 hours ago
Daily Covid testing to help emergency and border staff skip self-isolation - metro

Daily Covid testing to help emergency and border staff skip self-isolation

The government has announced another scheme to try and ease the 'pingdemic'.
metro - 21 hours ago
Moment delivery driver takes pizza slice from box as customer claims no money for tip - metro

Moment delivery driver takes pizza slice from box as customer claims no money for tip

A note on the front door of the house read: 'No money for tip, please take slice of pizza.'
metro - 1 day ago
Massive column of smoke visible for MILES as huge fire rages through warehouse in northern France (VIDEOS) - rt

Massive column of smoke visible for MILES as huge fire rages through warehouse in northern France (VIDEOS)

Enormous plumes of black smoke have been billowing into the skies of northern France after a huge blaze broke out in a large warehouse in Bondues, not far from Lille.
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WATCH: Squatters and left-wing radicals clash with German police in Berlin, 60 officers injured

WATCH: Squatters and left-wing radicals clash with German police in Berlin, 60 officers injured

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A routine fire inspection has led to massive riots in the German capital as left-wing radicals protested a fire inspectors visit to a Berlin squat. At least 60 police officers have been injured in the violent confrontation.

Barricades have been burning on the streets of Berlin’s Friedrichshain neighborhood on Wednesday. Squatters, left-wing radicals and their sympathizers erected them from rubbish, bicycles and barbed wire to block the authorities from accessing a house on one of the local streets.

Known as one of the most popular get-together locations among German left-wing radicals, the ill-fated house on the Rigaer Strasse had been occupied by squatters for a year until they were evicted in a massive police operation back in 2016. Since that time, however, it has been apparently occupied again.

Its residents, some of them without rental agreements, have recently even filed a complaint with a local court, challenging the decision of the building’s owner and the local authorities to send a fire inspector into the house. The complaint was rejected by the court which cited a public interest in mitigating the potential risks of fire in the building.

The squatters and the radicals were apparently not ready to give up so easily. Some started pelting the police with bottles and stones as law enforcement officers sought to breach the barricades.

The situation escalated further and the area started to look like an active combat zone. A helicopter was barraging amid the billows of black smoke clouding the skies. Some witnesses reported dozens of loud bangs.

Footage published by the Ruptly video news agency showed the police trying to break one of the barricades with an armored vehicle and using water cannons to extinguish the flames. Berlin’s “emergency services and fire fighters were not let through,” the police said in a statement on Twitter, adding that they were pelted with stones, including from the roofs of nearby buildings.

At least 60 police officers were injured in clashes, mostly by stones and bottles thrown by the rioters, a police spokeswoman, Anja Dierschke, told the Berliner Zeitung. The police also said that around 200 masked rioters clashed with police before retreating to nearby houses. Only one person has been arrested so far. A police team also managed to climb on the roof of the Rigaer Strasse house.

Berlin’s Interior Minister Andreas Geisel has canceled his participation in a conference of interior ministers on Wednesday because of the riots. “Those who burn car tires are not fighting for left-wing open spaces, but are harassing their own neighborhood,” he said.

The riots also drew condemnation from German politicians. Burkard Dregger, the head of the conservative Christian Democratic Union faction in Berlin’s parliament, accused the local ruling left-wing coalition of pandering to the “chaos” and “violence” of the leftist radicals. 

“They created the breeding ground for...violence that Berliners have suffered from for years,” he said.

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