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Is exam chaos costing the Tories support? Is exam chaos costing the Tories support?

Is exam chaos costing the Tories support?

By 5 days ago

Image caption Mo Deeley and Claire Mallory are sticking with the government Almost as soon as A-level students in England started to receive their grades last Thursday it became clear that the system devised to produce fair results had in many cases done the opposite. Reports of students having grades downgraded soon piled up, including…

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Ed Davey: Lib Dem leader admits party needs to regain trust Ed Davey: Lib Dem leader admits party needs to regain trust

Ed Davey: Lib Dem leader admits party needs to regain trust

By 5 days ago

Image caption The newly-election Liberal Democrat leader visited a zoo in Fife The new leader of the Liberal Democrats has insisted his party is “very positive” about the Scottish elections in May, despite poor recent results.In his first official visit to Scotland, Sir Ed Davey admitted the party had “lost its way” but said it…

US election: Are older Trump voters sticking with him? US election: Are older Trump voters sticking with him?

US election: Are older Trump voters sticking with him?

By 6 days ago

Image copyright Mark Makela/Getty Their combined ages total 151 but for presidential candidates Donald Trump, 74, and Joe Biden, 77, retirement is far from their minds as they fight it out to become the top dog in American politics. The support of over-65s was integral to President Donald Trump’s Republican win over Democrat Hillary Clinton…

Richard Leonard: Who is the Scottish Labour leader? Richard Leonard: Who is the Scottish Labour leader?

Richard Leonard: Who is the Scottish Labour leader?

By 6 days ago

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Leonard became party leader the year after being elected to the Scottish Parliament Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard was due to face a vote of no confidence at the party’s ruling body, with several of his own MSPs openly calling for him to quit. However the motion was…

Oliver Stone claims Hollywood more likely to ‘censor’ films critical of US than of China Oliver Stone claims Hollywood more likely to ‘censor’ films critical of US than of China

Oliver Stone claims Hollywood more likely to ‘censor’ films critical of US than of China

By 7 days ago

Hollywood tends to “economically censor” films critical of American foreign policy, Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone told “Watters’ World” in an exclusive interview airing Saturday.”In my own personal experience, I would say Hollywood tends to economically censor subjects that are critical of America’s foreign policy, and critical of the military adventures abroad that we’ve been engaged in for so many years,”…

Mali coup: Thousands take to Bamako streets to celebrate Mali coup: Thousands take to Bamako streets to celebrate

Mali coup: Thousands take to Bamako streets to celebrate

By 1 week ago

Publishedduration21 Augustimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThousands took to the streets to celebrate the coupThousands have taken to the streets of Mali’s capital to celebrate the coup against Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.Coup leaders arrested Mr Keïta on Tuesday and forced him to resign, sparking global condemnation.But Mr Keïta was facing huge street protests before his arrest and many…

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

By 1 week ago

(Kaiser Health News)The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord d…

Creek Fire in California generates smoke clouds up to 50,000 feet, campers rescued Creek Fire in California generates smoke clouds up to 50,000 feet, campers rescued

Creek Fire in California generates smoke clouds up to 50,000 feet, campers rescued

By 1 week ago

An explosive wildfire in California that caused hundreds to be rescued from a campground by a military helicopter has generated massive plumes of smoke stretching into the sky.The Creek Fire exploded in size on Saturday near Shaver Lake, scorching some 36,000 acres as it jumped a river near the lake and compromised the only road into the Mammoth…

Chetan Chauhan: Ex-India opener, 73, dies after suffering with Covid-19 Chetan Chauhan: Ex-India opener, 73, dies after suffering with Covid-19

Chetan Chauhan: Ex-India opener, 73, dies after suffering with Covid-19

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Chauhan formerly held the record for the most Test runs without making a century (2,084) – it has only been surpassed by Shane Warne (3,154)Former India opener Chetan Chauhan has died at the age of 73, a month after being diagnosed with Covid-19.The right-hander played 40 Tests for his country between 1969 and 1981, mostly…

Kamala Harris speech: Women who paved way for first black female VP hopeful Kamala Harris speech: Women who paved way for first black female VP hopeful

Kamala Harris speech: Women who paved way for first black female VP hopeful

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Making strides… Kamala Harris will have the national stage on Wednesday What does it take to be a woman who could sit in office in the White House?One hundred years almost to the day since American women were granted the right to vote, that question remains yet unanswered.But on…

More explosives found outside Beirut port month after deadly explosion More explosives found outside Beirut port month after deadly explosion

More explosives found outside Beirut port month after deadly explosion

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The Lebanese military on Thursday discovered more than four tons of ammonium nitrate near Beirut’s port, where a deadly explosion killed nearly 200 people last month. The military said army experts were called in for an inspection and found the dangerous chemical in four containers near the port. There were no details on the origin…

Senators urge Trump administration to make payroll tax deferral optional for federal workers Senators urge Trump administration to make payroll tax deferral optional for federal workers

Senators urge Trump administration to make payroll tax deferral optional for federal workers

By 2 weeks ago

A group of top senators urged the Trump administration to allow federal workers and military members to opt out of a temporary payroll tax deferral that began at the start of September.”Federal workers and service members should not be used as pawns for a payroll tax scheme that many private sector employers are unlikely to join and where…

Former Green Beret charged spying for Russia Former Green Beret charged spying for Russia

Former Green Beret charged spying for Russia

By 2 weeks ago

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  — A former Army Green Beret living in northern Virginia was arrested Friday, charged with divulging military secrets about his unit’s activities in former Soviet republics during more than a decade of contacts with Russian intelligence.Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, told Russian intelligence he considered himself a “son of Russia,” according to…

Jeane Freeman to stand down at Scottish election Jeane Freeman to stand down at Scottish election

Jeane Freeman to stand down at Scottish election

By 2 weeks ago

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Health secretary Jeane Freeman will make a statement in the Scottish Parliament this week Jeane Freeman has announced she will not stand in next May’s Holyrood election.Ms Freeman made the announcement to her constituency association on Monday evening.She said she would be in her seventies by the end of…

RNC 2020: Melania Trump to take centre stage on second night RNC 2020: Melania Trump to take centre stage on second night

RNC 2020: Melania Trump to take centre stage on second night

By 2 weeks ago

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMelania Trump: “Look at things from all perspectives”US First Lady Melania Trump has made a plea for racial unity, in a live speech from the White House to the Republican party convention.”Stop the violence and looting,” she also said as protests continued over a police shooting in…

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