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16.04.21 07:07 China’s record 18.3% growth boosts global recovery hopes – business live

Schlagwörter: Business, FTSE, Stock markets, China, January-to-March, January-February, Evans-Pritchard, Ozkardeskaya, Rabinovitch

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsIntroduction: China’s GDP jumps, as US economy also strengthensStrong retail sales and factory growth in MarchBut quarterly growth slowed to 0.6% in Q1Wall Street hit record close last nightFull story: China’s economy bounces back from pandemic with record 18.3% growth 8.07am BST Julian Evans-Pritchard, senior china economist at Capital Economics, cautions that China’s recovery could level off this year. “The upshot is that with the econo

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16.04.21 07:00 ‘Forests are not renewable’: the felling of Sweden’s ancient trees

Schlagwörter: Deforestation, Trees and forests, Indigenous peoples, Conservation, Biodiversity, Sweden, Environment, Wildlife, World news, Europe

Nearly 70% of Sweden is forested but many environmentalists and indigenous Sami reindeer herders argue that the Swedish model of clearing old-growth forests and planting monoculture plantations is bad for biodiversity. Photographer Marcus Westberg has captured the forestry industry’s impact on the landscape in the north of the country Continue reading...

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16.04.21 07:00 Magnus Carlsen’s wait for challenger almost over as Candidates returns

Schlagwörter: Magnus Carlsen, Chess, Sport, Vachier-Lagrave, Covid-enforced, Nepomniachtchi, Praggnanandhaa, Ekaterinburg

The tournament to decide who will take on Carlsen for his world crown restarts on Monday after a year-long Covid-enforced delayThe Covid-hit Candidates will resume in Ekaterinburg on Monday, a full year after the eight-player tournament to decide the official challenger for Magnus Carlsen’s global crown was unceremoniously and tantalisingly halted at halfway by the pandemic.Only six of the players are still in realistic contention, though. China’s world No 3 Ding Liren is effectively out of it –

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16.04.21 07:00 Handwashing and hot tea: Eswatini celebrates roll out of solar-heated water

Schlagwörter: Access to water, Global development, Coronavirus, Aids and HIV, Africa, Poverty, Tuberculosis, Infectious diseases, Health, World news, Swaziland

New stations at health clinics improve hygiene in locations where warm water seen as ‘an absolute luxury’, helping to tackle CovidIn Eswatini, the southern African country which lost a prime minister to Covid-19 in December and where most people have no access to hot water, handwashing – a key weapon in the fight against the pandemic – has been a problem.No government health clinic in the kingdom, formerly known as Swaziland, had hot running water for patients. Nine out of 10 didn’t have hot wat

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16.04.21 06:30 Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams review – a gentle, hopeful story

Schlagwörter: Fiction, Books, Culture, Unregistered, Philological, Scriptorium, Australian, Eventually

Based on real events, this tale of the OED’s compilation explores how words take on different meanings for men and women In 1901, a concerned member of the public wrote to the men compiling the first Oxford English Dictionary to let them know that there was a word missing. In 1857 the Unregistered Words Committee of the Philological Society of London had decided that Britain needed a successor to Samuel Johnson’s 1755 dictionary. It had taken 40 years for the first volume – the letters A and B –

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16.04.21 06:15 The ‘doctor’ keeps watch: Assad posters loom over shattered Syria – in pictures

Schlagwörter: Global development, Syria, Arab and Middle East unrest, Middle East and North Africa, World news, Bashar al-Assad, Photography, Bashar, Rami, On

On cars, restaurant walls and buildings reduced to rubble, Bashar al-Assad’s face is plastered across the country, a decade after he crushed the first protests against his rule. By photographer Rami al-Bustan Continue reading...

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16.04.21 06:13 These ‘numbers’ are our profound national shame - deep and wide | First Dog on the Moon

Schlagwörter: Deaths in custody, Indigenous Australians, Indigenous incarceration, Australia news

There is nothing more to say it has all been said 474 timesSign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading...

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16.04.21 06:09 ‘Only in New Zealand!’: Relics found in coffee jars in rubble of Christchurch cathedral

Schlagwörter: New Zealand, Asia Pacific, World news, Christchurch, Christchurch’s, Christchurch, Canterbury, Sacrament, Schweppes

The relics – purported to be bones of saints – were found buried in rubble of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes It might seem like an inauspicious end for a saint, being laid to rest in a Greggs coffee jar.But for the holy relics buried beneath Christchurch’s destroyed Catholic cathedral, those repurposed containers have housed them safely through more than 40 years and two enormous earthquakes, until they were finally unearthed by demolition teams this week. Continue reading...

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16.04.21 06:00 Ip Man: Kung Fu Master review – stylish martial arts potboiler

Schlagwörter: Film, Action and adventure films, Thrillers, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Period and historical films, Grandmaster, Conversely

Li Liming’s film takes itself a bit too seriously, but fight fans will enjoy the nifty and inventive combat scenesFor those not up to date with the martial arts film canon, Ip Man was a real historical figure: a master of Wing Chun, a type of southern Chinese kung fu, who until relatively recently was best known for having trained the great Bruce Lee. The real Ip died just before Lee in 1972, but his colourful life has since served as a basis for a series of films that have taken varying amounts

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16.04.21 06:00 That glorious mix of chilly air and clear, bright skies? There’s a word for that | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Schlagwörter: Health & wellbeing, Life and style, UK weather, Yesterday, Contrast, Twitter, Thanks, Susie

Apricity is a word to savour: contrast is what makes life singYesterday I went for a walk with a friend, AKA the only government-mandated social activity at that moment (truly, what a time to be alive!). It was cold, but the sun had lingered, and there existed that glorious mix of chilly air and clear, bright skies. Just as the air shifted from cool to sharp, and began to nip at my cheeks, turning them pink and slightly uncomfortable, we would emerge from a copse of trees into the warmth of suns

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16.04.21 06:00 Memorial aims to bring first world war to life for America’s new generations

Schlagwörter: First world war, Washington DC, US news, Expeditionary, Thirty-eight, Pennsylvania, Overlooking, Centennial

Thirty-eight hyper-realistic bronze figures in Washington will commemorate a conflict that lacked the moral clarity of the second world war – but they won’t be ready for Friday’s openingOn a typical day the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington draws old soldiers from that conflict to run their fingers over the names, etched into polished black granite, of more than 58,000 comrades who died.So the creators of a first world war memorial in the nation’s capital faced a particular challenge: no o

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16.04.21 06:00 A history of the word ‘divisive’: once admirable, now a criticism

Schlagwörter: Politics, Books, Culture, Race, UK news, Presbyterians, Disparities, Commission, Sedition, Britain

The No 10 race report was recently called ‘divisive’ – but when was the last time we were all of one mind on a topic?The report from the UK’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was rapidly criticised as “divisive”, something that one should never be in politics unless it is to one’s advantage, as it was for those who agitated to divide Britain from the EU. But when was the golden age in which we all were of one mind on any topic?It was once possible to be admirably divisive: exercising po

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16.04.21 06:00 Homes for sale near pubs – in pictures

Schlagwörter: Money, Consumer affairs, Property, Pubs, UK news, Life and style, From

From a grand country house to a chic city apartment, these properties are well placed to raise a toast to pubs reopening Continue reading...

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16.04.21 06:00 Bisket Jatra celebrations in Nepal – in pictures

Schlagwörter: Nepal, Hinduism, Culture, Religion, South and Central Asia, World news, Thousands, Nepalese, Saturday, Thimi

Thousands of Nepalese gathered to celebrate the Bisket Jatra festival in the town of Thimi, despite a government request for gatherings not to exceed 25 people. As part of the celebrations, coloured powder is spread to welcome the arrival of spring. Bisket Jatra began on Saturday and lasts for nine days Continue reading...

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16.04.21 06:00 From the coronation to The Crown: how Prince Philip fell out of love with TV

Schlagwörter: Prince Philip, Television, Television & radio, Monarchy, Culture, BBC, Netflix, The Crown, Media, The Queen, Documentary, Factual TV, UK news, ITV channel, Television industry

The duke was instrumental in getting the royals on screen, but his reduced funeral coverage will reflect how he came to regret the increasingly torrid exposureBy numerous accounts, Prince Philip liked being proved right – so there might be posthumous vindication in his death getting broadcasters into trouble. The BBC’s decision to reduce its five national TV networks and 11 radio networks into a single obituary stream for much of the day led to a rush of complaints – and a rapid email to staff a

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16.04.21 06:00 US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals

Schlagwörter: US news, Crowdfunding, The far right, US policing, World news, GiveSendGo’s, Distributed, Rittenhouse, Wisconsin’s, GiveSendGo

Officers and officials also donated to fundraisers for far-right activists and fellow officers accused of shooting black AmericansA data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website has revealed that serving police officers and public officials have donated money to fundraisers for accused vigilante murderers, far-right activists, and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans.In many of these cases, the donations were attached to their official email addresses, raising questions about th

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16.04.21 05:44 Hear me out: why The Wedding Planner isn't a bad movie

Schlagwörter: Jennifer Lopez, Culture, Film, Matthew McConaughey, Romance films, Comedy films, McConaughey, Francisco, Salvatore, Americans

The latest in our series of writers defending maligned movies is an ode to Jennifer Lopez’s sweet and surprisingly layered 00s romcomFull disclosure: part of the reason I wanted to write this piece was to give myself an excuse to watch The Wedding Planner again. Not that I need to – I’ve watched this movie so many times that I insert quotes from it into real-life conversations, the images of an immaculately coiffed and tucked-in Jennifer Lopez playing in my mind. Related: Hear me out: why Gentle

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16.04.21 05:39 Shooting at Fedex facility in Indianapolis

Schlagwörter: US news, Indiana, World news, Indianapolis, Thursday, WISH-TV, Fedex, Genae

Police say multiple people were shot and that the gunman had died at the sceneMultiple people have been shot at a Fedex facility in Indianapolis and the suspected gunman killed himself, police have said.Indianapolis police spokesperson Genae Cook said police witnessed the active shooting at the facility on Thursday night. Continue reading...

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16.04.21 05:30 Before Covid, giving up flying was taking off. We need to get that momentum back

Schlagwörter: Green travel, Flights, United Kingdom holidays, Travel, Climate change, Environment, Personalities, Enlightened, Extinction, Thunberg’s

Interest in low-carbon living, including pledges not to fly, was high before the pandemic. After lockdown, we must not allow climate action to fall off the radarIt’s hard to remember what life was like before the pandemic hit. A year and a half ago, 2019 was drawing to a close with something like a promise. It had been the year of Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and the school climate strikes, and the momentum was with climate activism. And 2020 promised to be the year of change.Helped by T

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16.04.21 05:15 Malawi to bin 16,000 AstraZeneca doses amid fears of rise in vaccine hesitancy

Schlagwörter: Global health, Malawi, Coronavirus, Vaccines and immunisation, Infectious diseases, Global development, World news, Health, Africa, Authorities

Authorities act to counter rumours out-of-date shots are being used as people drag their heels over being vaccinatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 16,000 expired AstraZeneca Covid-19 doses are to be destroyed in Malawi as concerns over vaccine hesitancy increase.The vaccines are among 102,000 doses donated by the African Union (AU) to the Malawian government last month. Continue reading...

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16.04.21 05:00 The UK government's race report is so shoddy, it falls to pieces under scrutiny | Aditya Chakrabortty

Schlagwörter: Race, UK news, Politics, Conservatives, Media, Newspapers, Criminology, Angiolini’s, Supporters, University

The report is full of mistakes and distorted facts. Evidence has been retrofitted to inspire outragePlenty has been said about the politics of the government’s latest report on race. Barely any attention has been paid by most of the media to its actual evidence, even from supporters delighted that it has some. “This report DOES have facts,” cooed Rod Liddle in the Sun, with the same sunny pleasure that a toddler might take from a book having words.Yet the nature of those facts has barely been sc

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16.04.21 05:00 Spacewatch: 60 years after Gagarin, first ‘all-civilian’ mission is in works

Schlagwörter: Space, Yuri Gagarin, SpaceX, Science, Russia, Kazakhstan, Following, Baikonur, Gagarin, Saratov

Billionaire Jared Isaacman is chartering a SpaceX rocket to take him and three others into orbitThis week was the 60th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The flight lasted 108 minutes and reached a maximum altitude of 327km (203 miles).Following the re-entry of his space capsule, Gagarin parachuted the last 7km to Earth, landing in a potato field near Saratov. A woman and her granddaughter were planti

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16.04.21 05:00 ‘A poor man’s rainforest’: why we need to stop treating soil like dirt

Schlagwörter: Soil, Biodiversity, Insects, Wildlife, Environment, Conservation, Deep-burrowing, Unfortunately, Historically, Soil-focused

The mysterious world under our feet is under threat. Protecting it is as vital as tackling the climate crisis, scientists warnHidden under our feet is a miniature landscape made up of tunnels, caves and decaying matter. Soil is where a quarter of the species on our planet are believed to live and in this dark, quiet, damp world, death feeds life. Rotting leaves, fruits, plants and organisms are folded into the soil and burped out as something new.Good soil structure provides many nooks and crann

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16.04.21 04:27 Coronavirus live news: Japan to expand quasi-emergency measures; Brazil ‘running out of sedatives’

Schlagwörter: Coronavirus, World news, Brazilian, Cambodia, Thailand, Covid, India

Covid cases continue to surge in Cambodia, Thailand and India; reports emerge of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without sedatives; Japan to extend Covid restrictions to 10 regionsChina’s economy bounces back from pandemic with record 18.3% growthUK workers in insecure jobs twice as likely to die of CovidCovid booster shot could be needed after nine to 12 months, White House saysSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.27am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the cor

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16.04.21 04:12 Hong Kong pro-democracy figures to be sentenced amid crackdown on dissent

Schlagwörter: Hong Kong, Asia Pacific, World news, Prosecutors, Democratic, Kwok-hung, Elsewhere, Margaret

Veteran activists and politicians including Jimmy Lai and Martin Lee were prosecuted over their roles in widespread protests that gripped the city in 2019A group of high-profile Hong Kong pro-democracy activists including media mogul Jimmy Lai, will be sentenced on Friday for organising or attending “unauthorised assemblies” during mass protests that rocked the city in 2019.At least some are expected to receive jail terms of up to five years, another blow to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, a

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16.04.21 02:27 An end to cigarettes? New Zealand aims to create smoke-free generation

Schlagwörter: New Zealand, Asia Pacific, World news, Business-as-usual, Zealanders, University, Technology, Right-wing

Proposals include making sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2004 illegalNew Zealand has announced a suite of proposals aimed at outlawing smoking for the next generation and moving the country closer to its goal of being smoke-free by 2025.The plans include the gradual increase of the legal smoking age, which could extend to a ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to anyone born after 2004, making smoking effectively illegal for that generation. Continue reading...

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16.04.21 02:00 Becoming Prince Philip: an interview with The Crown’s Tobias Menzies

Schlagwörter: Monarchy, The Queen, Prince Philip, The Crown, Presented, Greenwell, Courtney, Kacoutié, Menzies

Tobias Menzies played Prince Philip in Netflix hit The Crown. On the eve of the royal’s funeral, Menzies discusses the unique challenge of trying to get inside the mind of a person seen by so many but known by so fewTobias Menzies talks to Anushka Asthana about playing Prince Philip in seasons 3 & 4 of Netflix smash hit The Crown. When Tobias landed the job, he knew little about Prince Philip, a person who was so often photographed but so little known. Continue reading...

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16.04.21 01:36 Beijing hit by third sandstorm in just over a month

Schlagwörter: China, China, World news, Mongolia.Beijing, Organization, Apocalyptic, Beijing’s, Breathing

Dust blown in from drought-hit areas to the north sends pollution soaring to twice the hazardous level The third major sandstorm in just over a month turned Beijing’s skies sepia on Thursday, and sent air quality plummeting in the Chinese capital.The storms, caused by winds from drought-hit Mongolia and north-western China, sent levels of the pollutant PM10, which can penetrate the lung, to 999 micrograms per cubic metre – a level almost double the “hazardous” stage indicated by the Beijing air

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15.04.21 23:54 Covid booster shot could be needed after nine to 12 months, White House says

Schlagwörter: Coronavirus, Vaccines and immunisation, US news, Prevention, Covid-19, Thursday, BioNTech, Rochelle

Pfizer CEO has also said it is ‘likely’ people will need a third coronavirus vaccine dose within a yearThe US is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against Covid-19, a White House official said on Thursday. Continue reading...

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15.04.21 23:00 Premier League, FA Cup and EFL: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Schlagwörter: FA Cup, Premier League, Championship, Football, Sport, Chelsea, Manchester City, Leicester City, Southampton, West Ham United, Burnley, Manchester United, Fulham, Sheffield United, Norwich City

Tuchel v Guardiola at Wembley, Leicester need Covid trio and Jürgen Klopp’s front-three selection problemsThe blueprint for beating Manchester City is not complex, because it is identical to the blueprint for beating any other team: attack well and defend properly. Of course there are subtleties within that and City’s ability to retain possession while creating chances can make both aspects extremely taxing, but Chelsea are better-placed than most to find a way. At some point, Thomas Tuchel will

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15.04.21 22:30 Mikel Arteta backs Arsenal’s players for taking knee before Slavia Prague win

Schlagwörter: Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Europa League, Slavia Prague, Football, Sport, Wednesday, Arsenal’s, Alexandre, Lacazette

Lacazette led team in powerful image before kick-offKudela banned for 10 games for abusing Kamara Mikel Arteta revealed that a group of senior Arsenal players asked him whether they could take a knee prior to their resounding Europa League quarter-final win at Slavia Prague, with the club and Uefa giving the green light to make a gesture that held added significance on the night. Related: Unai Emery to face Arsenal reunion with Villarreal in Europa League semis Continue reading...

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15.04.21 21:29 'Justice isn't even a word to me': Daunte Wright's parents speak out after shooting – video

Schlagwörter: Daunte Wright, Race, US news, Minnesota

The family of Daunte Wright expressed their grief and shock after he was shot dead by a white police officer in Minnesota last Sunday. His mother, Katie Wright, said it was impossible for her to imagine justice for her son’s death. ‘We’re never going to be able to see our baby boy again,’ she said. Wright’s father, Aubrey, said: ‘He was a good kid. And the way he was killed, he did not deserve that. Can you blame my son for being scared of the police?’Kim Potter due in court on manslaughter char

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15.04.21 21:08 Edinson Cavani eases Manchester United past Granada and into semis

Schlagwörter: Europa League, Manchester United, Granada CF, European club football, Football, Sport, Internazionale, Wan-Bissaka, Greenwood’s, Manchester

After a serene win that saw Granada brushed aside 4-0 on aggregate, Manchester United will hope to end a run of four consecutive semi-final disappointments under Ole Gunnar Solskjær.Only Roma block their way to next month’s showpiece in Gdańsk and with Paulo Fonseca’s side currently sitting seventh in Serie A, 20 points behind the leaders, Internazionale, United, as England’s second ranked team, should be confident of progressing over two legs. Continue reading...

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15.04.21 21:04 Lacazette sinks Slavia Prague to send rampant Arsenal into semi-finals

Schlagwörter: Europa League, Slavia Prague, Arsenal, European club football, Sport, Football, Pierre-Emerick, Lacazette’s, Villarreal, Aubameyang

Arsenal made light of the dangers associated with this encounter and, in doing so, set up one of the stories of the season. Their hopes of progressing to the Europa League final, and potentially performing a feat of alchemy on their year’s work, rest on a meeting with Unai Emery and his Villarreal side. It will inevitably constitute a referendum on how far Arsenal have travelled since Mikel Arteta replaced Emery 16 months ago; the narrative could hardly be more compelling and has added spice giv

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15.04.21 20:55 Chicago mayor calls for calm as video shows police fatally shooting boy, 13

Schlagwörter: Chicago, US news, US policing, Race, Chicagoans, Lightfoot, Initially, Elizabeth, Chicago’s

Adam Toledo was shot to death last month following a foot pursuit by officers as body-cam footage is released for first timeChicago mayor Lori Lightfoot stood alongside leaders of the city’s Latinx community on Thursday and called for calm in the city and “deep empathy” as body camera video was released for the first time of a police officer shooting dead 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month.Lightfoot, her voice breaking while speaking at a press conference before the footage was released to the p

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15.04.21 20:20 France toughens age of consent laws to define sex with under-15s as rape

Schlagwörter: France, Dupond-Moretti, Weinstein, National, Assembly, Thursday

The country’s prosecutors had to previously prove that sex was non-consensual for a rape convictionThe French parliament has adopted legislation that characterises sex with a child under the age of 15 as rape and punishable by up to 20 years in jail, bringing its penal code closer in line with many other western nations.While the age of consent was previously 15, prosecutors in France used to be required to prove sex was non-consensual to obtain a rape conviction. Continue reading...

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15.04.21 20:08 Biden has 59% approval rating as he approaches 100 days in office – study

Schlagwörter: Joe Biden, US politics, US news, Republicans, Republican, Americans, Meanwhile, Thursday

Fast-paced vaccine rollout and $1.9tn Covid relief package helped give president strong ratingA fast-paced vaccine rollout and the $1.9tn coronavirus relief package have helped to give Joe Biden a strong approval rating as he nears his 100th day in office, research published on Thursday has found.The new president had the backing of 59% of respondents in a wide-ranging Pew Research Center study that compared his performance with that of other recent incumbents in their early days in the White Ho

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15.04.21 19:55 ‘That’s a lot of teeth’: 2.5 billion T rex walked the earth, researchers find

Schlagwörter: Dinosaurs, Science, Zoology, Biology, Tyrannosaurus, Paleontology, Washington, Macalester, Thursday

Experts calculate the total number of the dinosaurs that lived over 127,000 generationsOne Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple of million years, a new study finds.Using calculations based on body size, sexual maturity and the creatures’ energy needs, a team at the University of California, Berkeley, figured out just how many T rex lived over 127,000 generations, accord

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15.04.21 19:12 Advocates say kids’ Instagram product would ‘put young users at great risk’

Schlagwörter: Instagram, Children's health, Facebook, Technology, Children's tech, Social media, US news, Commercial-Free, Zuckerberg, Blumenthal

Children’s health advocates urged Mark Zuckerberg to abandon the plan citing the negative effects of social media on children An international coalition of children’s health advocates has called on Facebook to abandon its plans to build an Instagram product for kids, citing harm to teens from excessive use of social media.The campaign comes after Buzzfeed broke the news in March that Facebook seeks to build an Instagram product for people under the age of 13. The company currently requires users

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15.04.21 19:09 Covid variant first detected in India is found in the UK

Schlagwörter: Coronavirus, England, Scotland, UK news, India, Seventy-seven, California, University, Hillingdon, Wandsworth

Seventy-seven cases of B.1.617, which has potentially worrying mutations, reported in England and ScotlandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA coronavirus variant with potentially worrying mutations that was first detected in India has been found in the UK.In total, 77 cases of the variant, known as B.1.617, have been recorded in the UK up to 14 April, according to the latest update from Public Health England (PHE), released on Thursday. Of these, 73 were recorded in Eng

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15.04.21 18:59 Amazon must ‘do a better job’ for its workers, says Jeff Bezos

Schlagwörter: Amazon, Jeff Bezos, US unions, Amazon’s, Bessemer, Alabama, However, Amazon

But company’s founder pushes back against criticism of its work practices in letter to shareholders Amazon needs to “do a better job” for its employees, Jeff Bezos told shareholders in his final letter as chief executive of the online giant, but he also pushed back against criticism of the company’s work practices.Bezos, who reclaimed his title as the world’s richest person this year, said that Amazon’s recent defeat of an attempt by some workers to form the company’s first union in Alabama did

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15.04.21 18:29 Manchester United v Granada: Europa League quarter-final, second leg – live!

Schlagwörter: Europa League, Manchester United, Granada CF, Football, Sport, Wan-Bissaka, Manchester, Valladolid, Fernandes, Greenwood

All the latest from the 8pm BST kick-off at Old TraffordSlavia Prague v Arsenal: follow our MBM report!Solskjær claims too much red at empty ground has hampered playersEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.29pm BST David De Gea starts in goal, as he did in the first leg, while Axel Tuanzebe and Victor Lindelof are in the heart of United’s defence. Despite speculation that 18-year-old winger Amad Diallo, who arrived at Manchester United from Atalanta in January for a fee that could rise to £37m, m

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15.04.21 18:22 Slavia Prague v Arsenal: Europa League quarter-final, second leg – live!

Schlagwörter: Europa League, Slavia Prague, Arsenal, Football, Sport, Aubameyang, Odegaard, November, There’s, Arsenal

Updates from the second leg kicking off at 8pm BSTMan Utd v Granada: follow Barry Glendenning’s MBM report Solskjær: too much red on empty seats has confused playersAnd you can contact Paul by email or on Twitter 7.19pm BST There’s good and bad news for Arsenal. On the down side, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who made such a positive impact off the bench in the first leg, is not fit enough to feature at all today, and nor are Martin Odegaard and, of course, Kieran Tierney. On a brighter note, gifte

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15.04.21 18:17 French citizens advised to leave Pakistan as protests worsen

Schlagwörter: Pakistan, Protest, France, Islam, World news, Religion, South and Central Asia, FranceLeavePakistan, Tehreek-e-Labbaik, Successive

Pakistani government bans religious leader as row over satirical cartoons simmersFrench nationals and companies in Pakistan have been advised by their embassy to leave temporarily after violent anti-France protests brought large parts of the country to a standstill.Anti-French sentiment has been simmering for months in Pakistan since Emmanuel Macron expressed support for a satirical magazine’s right to republish cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, deemed blasphemous by many Muslims. Continu

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15.04.21 18:13 Man sentenced for shooting protected elephant seal dead on California coast

Schlagwörter: Marine life, US crime, California, Wildlife, Environment, US news, Administration, Atmospheric, California, Protection

Jordan Gerbich, 30, will serve three months in federal prison and pay a $1,000 fine for killing the animal A man has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for shooting a protected northern elephant seal to death on the central California coast.Armed with a .45-caliber handgun and a flashlight, on the night of 2 September 2019 Jordan Gerbich, 30, opened fire on an elephant seal at a popular viewing area where the giant aquatic mammals haul out along the shore near the Monterey Bay nati

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15.04.21 18:00 Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows

Schlagwörter: Environment, Climate change, Technology sector, Greenhouse gas emissions, Science, US news, World news, Energy efficiency, Energy, White-painted

New paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat into space, reducing need for air conditioningThe whitest-ever paint has been produced by academic researchers, with the aim of boosting the cooling of buildings and tackling the climate crisis.The new paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat through the atmosphere into space. In tests, it cooled surfaces by 4.5C below the ambient temperature, even in strong sunlight. The researchers said the paint cou

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15.04.21 17:45 ‘He’s telling a story of his time’: how Bill Traylor, born into slavery, became an art titan

Schlagwörter: Documentary films, Art, Art and design, Culture, Film, Drawing, Reconstruction, Smithsonian, Montgomery, Washington

Referred to as ‘the greatest artist you’ve never heard of’, Bill Traylor’s compelling life is put under the spotlight in a new documentaryBill Traylor had already lived a full life before he was born as an artist. Enslaved at birth on an Alabama cotton plantation in 1853 and having spent his entire life as a farmer within a 40-mile radius of Montgomery, it was only in his late 80s that he, homeless and alone, parked himself by a bustling intersection in the state capitol’s segregated black neigh

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15.04.21 17:30 Noosa again? After Covid, back to normal for my family means back to the beach | Alison Rourke

Schlagwörter: Australia news, Queensland, Family, Queensland’s, Sunshine, Imagine, Sofitel, British

In the 70s my father built holiday flats on a beach next to a rainforest. It’s been a place of small pleasures ever sinceThe thick scent of burnt maple syrup is not the most obvious symbol of the beach, but it has signalled the start of my family holidays for more than 40 years.On the descent into Noosa national park on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast it wafts through the air, triggering decades of memories. I’m not sure what the smell is from - maybe the pandanus palms that grow near the shore, or

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15.04.21 17:30 The Guardian view on the Afghanistan withdrawal: an unwinnable war | Editorial

Schlagwörter: Afghanistan, South and Central Asia, Joe Biden, US politics, Al-Qaida, Taliban, Nato, US foreign policy, US military, Biden administration

Joe Biden has called time on America’s longest war. The decision exposes the limits of US power and leaves an uncertain futureBritain’s former prime minister Harold Macmillan is said to have told colleagues that the first law of politics should be “never invade Afghanistan”. It was a lesson that imperial Britain had learned the hard way, following three separate casualty-strewn incursions in the 19th and 20th centuries. After 11 September 2001, when al-Qaida radicals, based in Afghanistan and pr

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15.04.21 17:24 George Floyd killing: defense rests case after Derek Chauvin declines to testify

Schlagwörter: George Floyd, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US news, US policing, US crime, Wednesday, Thursday, Fowler’s, Chauvin

Both sides will make closing arguments on Monday and the case over the death of George Floyd will then go to the juryDerek Chauvin declined to testify in his murder trial over the killing of George Floyd as the defence wrapped up its case after just two days of testimony.Chauvin invoked his fifth amendment right against self-incrimination as he sacrificed the chance to explain to the jury why he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes and for his lawyers to paint a more sympathe

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