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ISS forced to carry out emergency maneuver to dodge remnant of Japanese rocket – NASA - rt

ISS forced to carry out emergency maneuver to dodge remnant of Japanese rocket – NASA

Astronauts on board the International Space Station were forced to take evasive action to avoid an incoming piece of debris, which shot past within “several kilometers” late on Tuesday night.
rt - 40 minutes ago
EU mandatory asylum-seeker distribution scheme ‘failed & won’t work,’ warns Austria’s Kurz ahead of policy rollout - rt

EU mandatory asylum-seeker distribution scheme ‘failed & won’t work,’ warns Austria’s Kurz ahead of policy rollout

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has argued that the EU should focus on strengthening its external borders and fighting human smugglers, rather than reviving a scheme that would force member states to settle refugees.
rt - 2 hours ago
Pentagon says STILL no evidence for NYT’s ‘Russian bounties’ story as US envoy hails Moscow’s support for Afghan peace talks - rt

Pentagon says STILL no evidence for NYT’s ‘Russian bounties’ story as US envoy hails Moscow’s support for Afghan peace talks

The Pentagon has still seen no proof for reports that Russia paid the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan, a defense official said, while a senior US diplomat noted Moscow has instead supported the country’s peace process.
rt - 8 hours ago
Leaked Email Shows Cop Involved in Breonna Taylor Raid Calling Protesters

Leaked Email Shows Cop Involved in Breonna Taylor Raid Calling Protesters 'Thugs'

"You DO NOT DESERVE to be in this position," he writes. "The position that allows thugs to get in your face and yell, curse and degrade you."
vice - 9 hours ago
When will the new Winnie the Pooh 50p be released and how can you get one? - metro

When will the new Winnie the Pooh 50p be released and how can you get one?

Calling all Pooh heads!
metro - 10 hours ago
Murder investigation after ‘particularly violent’ stabbing near Manchester - metro

Murder investigation after ‘particularly violent’ stabbing near Manchester

Emergency services were alerted to an incident in Wythenshawe this evening.
metro - 11 hours ago
‘US can impose neither negotiations nor war’ on Iran, Rouhani tells UN General Assembly - rt

‘US can impose neither negotiations nor war’ on Iran, Rouhani tells UN General Assembly

Addressing a session of the UN General Assembly, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said his country will not give in to US pressure and Washington will not bully Tehran, into neither “negotiations nor war.”
rt - 12 hours ago
Indoor team sport banned in England - channel 4

Indoor team sport banned in England

Indoor team sport like, five-a-side football, is now banned under the new coronavirus measures in England
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
Greenpeace criticised by UK fishing industry for dumping giant boulders in North Sea to prevent “illegal” fishing - channel 4

Greenpeace criticised by UK fishing industry for dumping giant boulders in North Sea to prevent “illegal” fishing

Dangerous, illegal and irresponsible - that's how UK fishing organisations have described the actions of Greenpeace in the North Sea after campaigners dumped giant boulders in the Dogger Bank.
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
Starmer urges former Labour voters to return to fold in first conference speech as leader - channel 4

Starmer urges former Labour voters to return to fold in first conference speech as leader

There was none of the usual fanfare for Sir Keir Starmer's first conference speech as Labour leader.
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
‘The much bigger question is: will Mr Trump concede?’ – former Bill Clinton adviser - channel 4

‘The much bigger question is: will Mr Trump concede?’ – former Bill Clinton adviser

We spoke to Paul Begala, a former advisor to President Clinton
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
Anti-racism protests in US call to arms for militia groups across political divide - channel 4

Anti-racism protests in US call to arms for militia groups across political divide

Krishnan Guru-Murthy been meeting a group called the Three Percenters - and the country's biggest black militia, the NFAC
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
Hospitality industry hit by added burden of 10pm curfew - channel 4

Hospitality industry hit by added burden of 10pm curfew

For sectors like hospitality that have just about been clinging on - battered by social distancing requirements and the absence of office workers - there is now the added burden of a 10pm curfew in England, Scotland and Wales, and no prospect of an end in sight. 
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
Scotland bans visiting other people’s homes - channel 4

Scotland bans visiting other people’s homes

Nicola Sturgeon has announced even tougher restrictions for Scotland, imposing a nationwide ban on visiting anyone else in their home
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
PM hopes nudge strategy will avoid need for tougher lockdown - channel 4

PM hopes nudge strategy will avoid need for tougher lockdown

Will these measures go far enough to prevent the exponential spread of the virus - and avoid the need for an even tougher lockdown later down the line?
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
People must show ‘social solidarity’ – Tory MP Andrew Mitchell - channel 4

People must show ‘social solidarity’ – Tory MP Andrew Mitchell

We spoke to the Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
Johnson warns Covid restrictions could last six months after ‘perilous turning point’ reached - channel 4

Johnson warns Covid restrictions could last six months after ‘perilous turning point’ reached

Boris Johnson warns: "For the time being, this virus is a fact of our lives". 
channel 4 - 13 hours ago
Rise of the (old) machines: Malfunctioning TV disrupted Welsh village’s Internet connection for 18 MONTHS - rt

Rise of the (old) machines: Malfunctioning TV disrupted Welsh village’s Internet connection for 18 MONTHS

An internet provider for a rural village in Wales has struggled for a year and a half to find the reason behind an extremely slow broadband connection, before finally tracing it to an old TV that interfered with the whole network.
rt - 14 hours ago
ICE Released Another Woman Who Complained of Questionable Gynecological Surgery - vice

ICE Released Another Woman Who Complained of Questionable Gynecological Surgery

Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez says she didn't understand the procedure she underwent at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia.
vice - 14 hours ago
UAE & US seek to reach preliminary F-35 deal by December, circumventing Israeli objections – report - rt

UAE & US seek to reach preliminary F-35 deal by December, circumventing Israeli objections – report

The UAE and the US may come to an initial agreement on F-35 fighter jet purchase by early December, as Washington is studying options by which it can circumvent Israel’s firm opposition to such a sale.
rt - 16 hours ago
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Why a wave of at-home coronavirus tests are dividing global regulators

Why a wave of at-home coronavirus tests are dividing global regulators

quartz - 5 months ago

From Australia to Italy to the United States, a new surge of Covid-19 tests have cropped up to meet an urgent need for more testing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The molecular tests that search for evidence of viral genetic materialso-called PCR testsare in short supply. Given the backlog, some nations are turning to other testing methods, and biotech and testing startups are racing to churn out their version of the fastest, cheapest, or most convenient Covid-19 test. In the last week, several have announced at-home tests.

At-home tests could take two main forms. One would would require individuals to swab their own noses and mouths, and send those samples in to a certified lab for PCR processing. Then theres so-called serologic testing, which tests blood samples for the antibodies the body produces to fight off a coronavirus infection.

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