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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
channel 4 - 11 hours ago
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.
channel 4 - 11 hours ago
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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 13 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 - 19 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 - 19 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 - 20 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 - 21 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 - 22 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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Pastafarians cry foul after Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster fails to win formal recognition in Australia

Pastafarians cry foul after Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster fails to win formal recognition in Australia

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The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster will have to remain an underground pasta-worshipping sect in Australia, after a tribunal ruled that the satirical religion was unworthy of formal recognition.

Adelaide resident Tanya Watkins, a high-ranking “Pastafarian,” had made several attempts to secure official status for the church, but to no avail. Apparently tired of having her pasta deity so thoroughly disrespected, she filed an appeal, insisting that the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was incorporated for a “religious, educational, charitable or benevolent purpose,” thus meeting the standards for official recognition stipulated in South Australia’s Associations Incorporation Act.

While making her case, Watkins claimed that the church emphasizes charitable acts, and had previously hosted an event to “feed the hungry.”

The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) was not persuaded, however. The tribunal issued an irreverent, possibly pastaphobic ruling in which it described the religion as a “hoax” and a “sham” unworthy of official status. 

“The Pastafarian texts do not represent religious texts and Pastafarianism does not fulfil the objective considerations required to establish a religious purpose under the legislation,” the ruling stated, adding that there was “no evidence of systematic teaching and learning processes.” The tribunal also questioned the claim that Australian Pastafarians were engaged in “broad-based charitable activities.”

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