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Russia’s messages with missiles tell West to back off

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest in a litany of horrors in Ukraine came this week as Russian firepower rained down on civilians in a busy shopping mall far from the front lines of a war in its fifth month. The timing was not likely a coincidence.

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Russia’s messages with missiles tell West to back off

‘Revolutionary’ high court term on abortion, guns and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion, guns and religion — a major change in the law in any one of these areas would have made for a fateful Supreme Court term. In its first full term together, the court’s conservative majority ruled in all three and issued other significant decisions limiting the government’s regulatory powers.

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‘Revolutionary’ high court term on abortion, guns and more

Britney Spears’ father denies claims he put recording devices in her bedroom

Britney Spears’ father says that allegations that he spied on the singer using secret recording devices hidden in her bedroom during her conservatorship are “false”. In a written declaration, Jamie Spears has continued to deny that he “conducted or authorised” illicit recording of his daughter

pressandjournal.co.uk ,  5 hours ago 0
Britney Spears’ father denies claims he put recording devices in her bedroom

Major US airlines to allow travellers to buy plane tickets with gender neutral option

Airlines have been criticised in the past by campaigners for delays in bringing in changes to allow more diverse gender options on plane tickets. Several major US airlines will allow travellers to buy plane tickets with an X gender marker by the end of 2024. The move marks a significant change for the travel industry which has been criticised for delays in bringing in gender neutral identification.

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Major US airlines to allow travellers to buy plane tickets with gender neutral option

Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law and ‘critical race theory’ ban are in effect. Teachers brace for ‘straight-up indoctrination’

Parallel efforts from state programmes and activist groups to censor classrooms and rewrite history join a long-running campaign to undermine public schools, Alex Woodward reports Schools in Leon County, Florida, must now notify parents if their child has a gym class with a “student who is open about their gender identity”.

independent.co.uk ,  10 hours ago 8
Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law and ‘critical race theory’ ban are in effect. Teachers brace for ‘straight-up indoctrination’

Papua New Guinea election: what’s at stake?

The results will impact not only domestic policy but also the wider Pacific and geopolitical landscape In the coming days, Papua New Guineans will head to the polls to vote in the first national election in five years. A struggling economy, the impact of the pandemic and growing frustrations about failing public services are among the leading issues.

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Papua New Guinea election: what’s at stake?

Day visitors to Venice to pay fee or face fine as high as €300 under new scheme

Daytrippers to Venice will have to pay a fee to visit the Italian city, under new rules announced on Friday. Officials said tourists who do not stay overnight in accommodation will have to sign up online for the day and will pay a fee ranging from €3 (£2.59) to €10 (£8.62) per person.

standard.co.uk ,  11 hours ago 8
Day visitors to Venice to pay fee or face fine as high as €300 under new scheme

Joe Biden giving Presidential Medal of Freedom to Steve Jobs, Simone Biles, Denzel Washington, 14 others

President Joe Biden has named 17 people he is giving the highest civilian honor in the US to, including the late Steve Jobs, Olympic champion Simone Biles and actor Denzel Washington. Biden on Friday announced the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is ‘presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors’, according to the White House.

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Joe Biden giving Presidential Medal of Freedom to Steve Jobs, Simone Biles, Denzel Washington, 14 others

Busy Philipps Arrested at Abortion Rights Rally in D.C.: ‘We Will Not Back Down’

“We will not back down, we will not give in and we will not stop fighting until there is equality for all Americans,” actress writes Actress Busy Philipps was among the protesters detained Thursday at a Washington, D.C. rally against the repeal of Roe v. Wade.

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Busy Philipps Arrested at Abortion Rights Rally in D.C.: ‘We Will Not Back Down’

Yves Lampaert claims surprise win on opening Tour de France stage in wet Copenhagen

The QuickStep-Alpha Vinyl rider finished seven seconds ahead of defending champion Tadej Pogacar, who was third Yves Lampaert took the first yellow jersey, seven seconds ahead of defending champion Tadej Pogacar, as the 109th Tour de France started under clouds both real and metaphorical in Copenhagen. QuickStep-Alpha Vinyl’s Lampaert won a damp and treacherous 13.2km opening time trial around the Danish capital in a time of 15 minutes 17 seconds to beat fellow Belgian Wout van Aert by five seconds, with Pogacar finishing third to make an early statement in his bid for a third consecutive title.

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Yves Lampaert claims surprise win on opening Tour de France stage in wet Copenhagen

Jordan Peterson suspended from Twitter for saying Elliot Page’s had his ‘breasts removed by a criminal physician’

Jordan Peterson has been suspended from Twitter for ‘hateful conduct’. On June 28, the controversial author, clinical psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto was temporarily booted off the the social media site after posting a disparaging tweet about transgender actor Elliot Page’s anatomy .

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Jordan Peterson suspended from Twitter for saying Elliot Page’s had his ‘breasts removed by a criminal physician’

No room for complacency over monkeypox, says WHO

World Health Organization official calls for urgent, coordinated action to prevent spread of disease There is no room for complacency around the monkeypox outbreak, the World Health Organization has said, noting that cases in Europe have tripled in just over two weeks, with some infections identified in children.

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No room for complacency over monkeypox, says WHO

No room for complacency over monkeypox, says WHO

World Health Organization official calls for urgent, coordinated action to prevent spread of disease There is no room for complacency around the monkeypox outbreak, the World Health Organization has said, noting that cases in Europe have tripled in just over two weeks, with some infections identified in children.

theguardian.com ,  14 hours ago 0
No room for complacency over monkeypox, says WHO

When is Rafael Nadal playing next at Wimbledon? What time he could play Lorenzo Sonego and how to watch live

Nadal is one step away from the last-16 but knows he will have to up his game after stalling against Berankis As a youngster, Lorenzo Sonego was a talented footballer, and during his time on Torino’s books – in a city dominated by Juventus – he became used to playing in the shadows.

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When is Rafael Nadal playing next at Wimbledon? What time he could play Lorenzo Sonego and how to watch live

Three police die in Kentucky shooting while serving domestic violence warrant

Officers encountered ‘pure hell’ at scene, sheriff says, before man taken into custody after hours-long standoff Three law enforcement officers were killed and five wounded in eastern Kentucky when a man with a rifle opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant, authorities said.

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Three police die in Kentucky shooting while serving domestic violence warrant

Supreme Court’s Clarence Thomas suggests cells of ‘aborted children’ were used to make Covid vaccines

US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has wrongly suggested that Covid vaccines were developed using the cells of ‘aborted children.’ The conservative justice expressed support for the debunked claim in a decision by the Supreme Court to not take up a legal challenge by New York health care workers who opposed the state’s vaccine mandate on religious grounds.

metro.co.uk ,  15 hours ago 1
Supreme Court’s Clarence Thomas suggests cells of ‘aborted children’ were used to make Covid vaccines

Monkeypox spread already an emergency, say African officials

Health authorities in Africa say they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak there as an emergency, and are calling on rich countries to share the world’s limited supply of vaccines in an effort to avoid the glaring equity problems seen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Monkeypox has been sickening people in parts of central and west Africa for decades, but the lack of laboratory diagnosis and weak surveillance means many cases are going undetected across the continent.

barrheadnews.com ,  16 hours ago 1
Monkeypox spread already an emergency, say African officials

Great Britain’s Heather Watson and Cam Norrie secure best-ever Wimbledon runs

Great Britain’s Heather Watson and Cam Norrie have secured their best-ever runs at Wimbledon with both booking their places in the fourth round. Watson beat Kaja Juvan 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 as the 30-year-old, ranked No.109 in the world, held her nerve to seal her greatest run at a Grand Slam and fell to her knees to kiss the grass after winning the crucial match point to spark wild celebrations from the home crowd on Court One.

metro.co.uk ,  17 hours ago 0
Great Britain’s Heather Watson and Cam Norrie secure best-ever Wimbledon runs

Heather Watson at Wimbledon 2022: British No 4 reaches fourth round with win over Kaja Juvan

Watson is into the second week of Wimbledon for the first time in her career WIMBLEDON – At the 43rd time of asking, Heather Watson is through to the fourth round of a grand slam after beating Kaja Juvan on No 1 Court. The British No 4, who recently turned 30 and will have known she is running out of opportunities to reach a second week, was taken to a tie-break in the first set but held out for a victory.

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Heather Watson at Wimbledon 2022: British No 4 reaches fourth round with win over Kaja Juvan