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Rohingya say they were forced to drink urine to stay alive on four-month sea journey

Among the roughly 100 in the group were 48 women and 35 children. They set off from the Balukhali refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, but were originally from Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine State, according to survivors and an account given to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). A spokesperson for the group told the IOM that […]

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ONS reveals regions with the highest Covid-19 death tolls

The NHS must instruct mental health hospitals to let families visit young people with learning disabilities and autism, a new report has said. Young inpatients’ human rights were already being breached before the pandemic, the Joint Committee on Human Rights found, and it believes the coronavirus lockdown has put them at greater risk. NHS England […]

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Madeira to reopen on July 1 with free tests for tourists

Ski Dubai, the city’s state-of-the-art indoor ski resort is among a number of major tourist attractions that have reopened today as the popular holiday destination reboots after lockdown, writes Lucy Aspden.  The city’s Olympic-size ice rink and the Green Planet indoor rainforest have also been given permission to reopen, as well as aquariums, observation decks and […]

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Public should wear face masks, government says

This is where we see much more detail about  the timetable for the measures already outlined – though  this is caveated.  “We cannot predict with absolute certainty what the impact of lifting restrictions will be,” the document says, as it depends on the infection rate.  Step One: Apply from Wednesday 13 May in England Encouraged […]

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how has it worked for other countries, and could it really help ease UK lockdown?

Countries around the world are rushing to launch contact tracing apps to identify who an infected person has had contact with, as part of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  The UK Government has announced the infrastructure was being put in place so that contact tracing could be rolled out on a large scale. “As we look ahead, this is critical to […]

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Boris is ‘not out of the woods’ and ‘almost took one for the team’, says father Stanley

The Philippines has banned doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving the country to work overseas in a bid to throw more resources at its own coronavirus outbreak, reports Patrick Sawer. With the pandemic threatening to overwhelm Phillipine’s fragile healthcare system the Government says it requires all available medics and support staff to remain […]

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Cheap computer games and falling fuel prices causes inflation to slow, ONS finds 

UK inflation slowed last month on the back of falling motor fuel and computer game prices, official statisticians have revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased to 1.7% in February. Inflation was reported at 1.8% in January, after the cost of energy and aeroplane tickets […]

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Bruno Fernandes, signing of the season?

On the podcast today, the Manchester Derby occurred! Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets the better of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City once again, largely thanks to the remarkable Bruno Fernandes. Elsewhere, Liverpool win – albeit unconvincingly – Spurs look in trouble just as Chelsea and Arsenal get important wins. Plus coronavirus affects a number of matches on […]

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Newcastle United eye Olivier Giroud loan move but Chelsea holding firm for now

Newcastle United would like to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud on loan for the rest of the season but have been told he will not be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge unless the London club can bring in a replacement. That is likely to infuriate Giroud, who is keen to leave so that he can […]

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison cuts short Hawaii holiday after two firefighters die tackling enormous bushfires

Australia’s Prime Minister has cut short his holiday in Hawaii following fierce criticism of his government’s handling of an unprecedented wave of bushfires in which two firefighters were killed. Scott Morrison expressed regret for the trip amid a record heatwave this week which has exacerbated dozens of out-of-control blazes. Pressure had been building on Mr Morrison […]

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