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Minister says Liz Truss ‘enjoying’ new policy direction and welfare cuts are needed – UK politics live

Levelling up secretary Simon Clarke says PM is ‘astonishingly resilient’ and will continue to do what ‘she believes is right’

The UK devolved governments have called for an urgent meeting with Kwasi Kwarteng and urged him to “reverse the damage” caused by his tax-cutting mini-budget.

The joint letter from the finance ministers of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, warns that the chancellor has taken a “huge gamble” on the health of the economy.

We’re calling for this at a time of economic and political crises. We’ve seen economic chaos caused by a mini-budget that has been making our society more unequal.

This is about trying to make our society more equal.

We’ve got the leakiest homes in Europe - losing huge amounts of energy through badly sealed windows and poorly lined walls.

We could be saving hundreds, thousands of pounds through insulation - reducing energy wastage, cutting bills and emissions. It really isn’t rocket science. The cheapest bill is the one you don’t have to pay.

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1st October 2022 13:16
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Arsenal v Tottenham: Premier League – live

  • Premier League updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off
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Antonio Conte speaks to BT. “In England there are many, many derbies. This is an important derby, but it has to become important for the table, and not only the rivalry. We need to fight for something important in the future. I have picked the formation that is the best start to this run of 13 games.”

Fancy a stroll down Memory Lane N5? A meander along Nostalgia Avenue N17? Let Rob and Simon take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of north London.

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1st October 2022 13:15
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Russia-Ukraine war: Ukrainian forces close in on Lyman; head of nuclear plant reported abducted – live

Luhansk governor says Russian troops trapped in Lyman asked commanders if they could retreat but request was turned down

It’s 12pm in Ukraine, here’s the latest:

Ukraine has encircled Russia’s forces around a bastion that is critical for Moscow at the eastern town of Lyman, in an operation that is still under way. Russia’s forces at Lyman totalled about 5,000 to 5,500 soldiers, but the number of encircled troops may have fallen because of casualties and some soldiers trying to break out of the encirclement, according to a spokesperson for Ukraine’s eastern forces.

The Ministry of Defence said Russia’s expansion strategy has resulted in “killing civilians it now claims are its own citizens”.The MoD said Russia is expending “strategically valuable military assets” in attempts to gain tactical advantage.

Ukraine’s president thanked his US counterpart, Joe Biden, on Saturday for signing an additional $12.35 bn (£11bn) in support for Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy said “This help is more important today than ever.”

The Ukrainian director-general of the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been detained by a Russian patrol, according to Energoatom. The company said his detention on Friday “jeopardises the safety of operation of Ukraine and Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.”

Turkey which has been at the centre of mediation between the west and Russia, rejected Russia’s annexation of Ukraine, calling the decision a “grave violation” of international law.

The World Bank said it will provide an additional US$530m in support to Ukraine, bringing the total aid by the bank to $13bn. The aid is supported by the UK ($500m) and Denmark ($30m).

Lyman is important because it is the next step towards the liberation of the Ukrainian Donbas. It is an opportunity to go further to Kreminna and Sievierodonetsk, and it is psychologically very important.

The occupiers trapped in Liman asked the Russian command to allow them to leave the city, but were refused.

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1st October 2022 13:07
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Brazil's election could determine the fate of the Amazon after record deforestation

Under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for reelection in Sunday's vote, forest clearing and wildfires have surged in the Amazon.

1st October 2022 13:01
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Russia accused of 'kidnapping' head of Ukraine nuclear plant

Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant on Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said.

1st October 2022 13:00
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Campaign signs influence how we vote more than you might realize

Especially in local races, political signs can drive name recognition in important ways. In one study, they even helped elevate a fictitious candidate to near the front of the pack.

1st October 2022 13:00
The Guardian
Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for beer-battered aubergine tacos | The new vegan

Aubergines fried until crisp on the outside and gooey inside, then stuffed into tacos with salsa, pickled red cabbage and vegan creme fraiche

When I first ate a Baja-style fish taco in San Francisco, I may have squealed. It tasted as if that ultimate British food icon, battered cod, had sacked off its old friend chips, and was living a brand new American life with new friends: lime, salsa, taco and crema. I loved it, not especially for the fish, but for the contrast within a single bite, which was hot, cold, crunchy, soft and sweet-and-sour. Here, in place of the fish, I’ve used my beloved aubergine, which, when fried, takes on a dual personality of being crisp on the outside and gooey within, and marries perfectly with all the other elements.

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1st October 2022 13:00
The Guardian
Standup Jim Gaffigan: ‘I never wanted to do us-and-them comedy’

The Grammy-nominated US comedian with a nice-guy reputation has warmed up for the pope and doesn’t swear on stage. But since he called out Trump on Twitter, are we seeing a new, spikier side to the ‘king of clean’?

When I first wrote about Jim Gaffigan, on his visit to the UK in 2017, I asked: “Is this America’s Michael McIntyre?” OK, so the Indiana man is bluer of collar, and rather less gigglesome. But he was, like the Englishman, a purveyor of fun-for-all-the-family observational comedy, inhabiting that territory where funny foodstuffs, marital scrapes and pesky kids meet, and from which politics and rude words have made themselves scarce. Here was an act – known as “the king of clean” – who opened for the pope in Philadelphia before a million-strong audience, whose albums topped the Billboard comedy chart and secured six Grammy nominations, and who reigned supreme at standup comedy without ruffling any feathers whatsoever.

Suffice to say, when Gaffigan visits again this autumn, no one will be comparing him to McIntyre. On 28 August 2020, “it finally happened”, in the words of one askance US news report at the time: “Donald Trump broke the world’s nicest man.” The lifelong noncontroversialist Gaffigan had launched an extraordinary Twitter tirade against the then president, hot on the heels of that year’s Republican National Convention. Addressing his 3 million followers, from all sides of the political spectrum, he called Trump “a traitor and a con man who doesn’t care about you. Deep down you know it.” The president was “a liar, a criminal [and] a fascist who has no belief in law.” Gaffigan-watchers couldn’t believe what they were reading. Some predicted a career implosion. Gaffigan followed up with an explanatory Facebook post three days later, sarcastically titled What I’ve Learned Since I Lost My Mind.

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1st October 2022 13:00
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CBS Evening News, September 30, 2022

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina; 91-year-old superfan hasn't missed a high school game in decades

1st October 2022 12:54
The Guardian
Horner threatens legal action as row over F1 budget cap claims escalates

  • Red Bull boss has accused Toto Wolff of ‘defamatory claims’
  • Cheat row overshadowing this weekend’s Singapore GP

The Red Bull principal Christian Horner has accused rival Toto Wolff of “hugely defamatory, fictitious claims” and threatened legal action against Mercedes amid the cheat row overshadowing this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

In a fiery, and tense press conference on Saturday, Horner insisted he is “absolutely confident” Red Bull did not overspend as Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to last year’s controversial championship. Horner also suggested the accusations that Red Bull broke F1’s budget cap have been planted to take the spotlight away from Verstappen, who could claim his second title in as many seasons on Sunday.

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1st October 2022 12:42
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To understand the scale of the climate emergency, look at hurricanes | Peter Kalmus

Climate breakdown is far more intense in 2022 than even many scientists expected, yet the world still isn’t treating this like a crisis

I became a climate activist 16 years ago. Back then, not many people cared about climate change. The eye rolls were audible. Media coverage was scarce, and what little there was glibly included “both sides”. It was frustrating and tragic to see such a clear and present danger and to know that it was still mostly avoidable, yet ignored by society.

I assumed that intensifying, in-your-face climate disasters would serve as a sort of backstop to finally force action. I even hoped that humanity would listen to scientists and start acting before things got that bad. I didn’t think this was too much to expect; after all, the scientific fundamentals are easy enough to grasp.

Peter Kalmus is a climate scientist and author of Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution

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1st October 2022 12:16
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An Arizona judge won't suspend her ruling that halted abortions in the state

An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold.

1st October 2022 12:02
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With Ukraine at war, officials hope to bring tourism back to areas away from fighting

The war displaced millions of Ukrainians. But officials are trying to entice citizens to travel around the country for pleasure again.

1st October 2022 12:00
The Guardian
People thought Corbyn and I would crash the pound. The real risk was Truss and her fanatics | John McDonnell

We knew the markets would react sharply to us and were prepared for that. These free-market zealots had no plan at all

Watching the events since the introduction of the “Not a Budget”, I have sat with my head in my hands. You could almost weep for the lasting consequences of this show of arrogance, ideological obstinacy and incompetence. People’s homes, pensions and the public services they rely upon are all now at serious risk. It’s hard to comprehend just how badly they misjudged the situation and how little they prepared for taking over the highest offices of state.

In his brilliant book The Great Crash, 1929, the economist JK Galbraith advises that to avoid a crash in the future you should put in place a vast range of institutional protections, but that the most important protection is memory.

John McDonnell has been the Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington since 1997. He was shadow chancellor from 2015 to 2020

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1st October 2022 12:00
The Guardian
Original Observer photography

From fishing with Kerridge to Theroux in Cape Cod – the best original photographs from the Observer commissioned in September 2022

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1st October 2022 12:00
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What it's like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release

When Calvin Duncan was 19 years old, he was arrested for a murder he didn't commit. Now, he's helping to tell the stories of other men who have found themselves behind bars for life.

1st October 2022 11:01
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In the wake of Hurricane Ian's destruction, Floridians are picking up the pieces

Days after Category 4 Hurricane Ian came ashore near the tony seaside community, residents are taking stock and trying to put their lives back together.

1st October 2022 11:00
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Jackson, Miss., residents struggle with basic needs as the water crisis disrupts life

Residents in the predominantly Black city confront chronic water system outages that have them finding ways to function without a basic public service – safe and reliable drinking water.

1st October 2022 11:00
The Guardian
‘He looks like an astronaut in space’: Hannah Cassidy’s best phone picture

The British photographer on the timeless quality black and white gives to an image of a young boy learning to swim

Harry had never swum without armbands before. It was August 2021 and the three-year-old was on holiday with his parents, grandparents, sister and aunt, the photographer Hannah Cassidy. It had been the second arduous year of pandemic restrictions and time stuck at home for the toddler, so he and his sister Rose, six, were thrilled to arrive in southern Spain. The extended family had rented a villa in Murcia and from day one the kids gravitated towards the pool. Rose had taken swimming lessons before, but Harry had not.

“A few days in, we switched his armbands for a float that strapped to his back,” Cassidy says. “He was standing on the side while we were in the pool, cheering him on, encouraging him to jump in and try to swim towards us. The outstretched arms you can see belong to Rose. They’re really close.”

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1st October 2022 11:00
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Gun reformers feel history is on their side despite bleak outlook in Congress

The few Republican supporters of gun restrictions have faced backlash from the party faithful

When Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law this summer, he and congressional Democrats celebrated the enactment of the first significant gun control policy in decades in the US.

The US president also acknowledged that the law, a bipartisan compromise brokered after the Uvalde tragedy that left 19 children and two adults dead, did not go nearly far enough to address the devastation caused by gun violence.

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1st October 2022 11:00
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The great British sell-off: why are we allowing our arts to be privatised by stealth? | Charlotte Higgins

Gallery by gallery, museum by museum, the public stake in our cultural institutions is shrinking

There is a frequent complaint from the right that that the deep-rooted ideological position of the BBC, universities, theatres, museums and other arts and cultural organisations is a long-uncontested leftiness.

The paranoia about this is extreme: consider that the prime minister, Liz Truss, complained to the journalist Tom Newton Dunn during a party leadership hustings that he had framed a question “in a leftwing way”. The sheer insanity here – though her words were doubtless carefully chosen to seed distrust in the media in general – is that Newton Dunn is the former longstanding political editor of the Sun, and not notorious for his raging socialism.

Charlotte Higgins is the Guardian’s chief culture writer

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1st October 2022 11:00
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Jason Derulo: ‘What happens when we die? I am going in a first-class seat to heaven’

The singer on a wardrobe malfunction at Wembley, being told he has a dad bod and his love of chocolate lava cake

Born in Florida, Jason Derulo, 33, attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles. In 2009, his debut single Whatcha Say was a huge hit, and other chart-toppers include Wiggle, Take You Dancing, Acapulco, Savage Love and this year’s Slidin’ (ft Kodak Black). Derulo has sold more than 200m records worldwide and has more than 52.5 million TikTok followers. He lives in Los Angeles.

When were you happiest?
When my son Jason King Derulo was born.

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1st October 2022 10:30
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North Korea conducts 4th round of missile tests in 1 week

North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbors said, prompting quick, strong condemnation from its rivals.

1st October 2022 10:09
The Guardian
Little Fires Everywhere author Celeste Ng: ‘Elena and Mia constantly butt heads with each other inside me’

The writer of the novel that inspired the hit TV series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington talks about how her new book turned dystopian after Trump came to power

Celeste Ng’s first novel, Everything I Never Told You, about a Chinese American family in 1970s Ohio, became a bestseller in 2014. Her follow up, Little Fires Everywhere, explored the underside of the seemingly utopian community of Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Ng lived in her teens, and became a hit TV series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Her latest, Our Missing Hearts, is something of a departure; it is set in the near future, when laws have been passed to preserve “American culture”, resulting in discrimination against Asian Americans and ultimately tearing families apart. She explains why what she planned as a domestic novel turned so dark.


Your new book reads as a nightmare scenario, yet it could so easily be true. How did it take shape for you?
I started writing in October 2016, right after I had finished Little Fires Everywhere, and I thought it was going to be a fairly realistic and conventional novel about a mother-son relationship. And while this idea was still coalescing, Trump was elected. We saw the rise of the far right, we saw a lot of the elements that had been bubbling under the surface come right up to the top. These feelings of anger and resentment and hatred and bigotry. That only increased throughout the years that followed, and that started to leach its way into the story. The book felt like the only way for me to wrestle with some of these questions that I was asking myself, like how do we move through this? How do you raise the next generation in this world?

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1st October 2022 10:00
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Trickle-down Truss is carrying on the dirty work of Thatcher, Blair and Osborne | Yanis Varoufakis

Britain has endured 40 years of decline thanks to this faulty economic theory. Will Keir Starmer finally kill it off?

If Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget survives the storm it triggered, a banker on a million-pound annual salary stands to receive £50,000 of income tax relief – on top of the extra bonuses the bank can throw in, now that the Liz Truss government has removed the cap on them. Meanwhile, a Deliveroo rider gets a pep talk on the emancipatory value of aspiring to be wealthy, presumably as an incentive to pedal harder. This is the gist of the government’s growth strategy or, according to former Brexit minister David Frost, its antidote to stagnation and defeatism.

While it’s tempting to draw the obvious analogy between zombie ideas such as the trickle-down growth effect, and the classic Hollywood horror film Night of the Living Dead, a more appropriate response to the seriousness of the situation is to follow the banker’s extra cash. The government claims the banker will invest it, thus promoting growth. If it were not a blatant lie, it might have passed as a touching example of unfounded faith. But unlike Adam Smith’s bakers, butchers and brewers, who would invest any spare cash into better and more bread, ale and meat, the banker will buy into some fund that will, in turn, purchase shares, derivatives and bonds.

Yanis Varoufakis is the leader of MeRA25 in Greece’s parliament, a former finance minister of Greece, and author of Another Now

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1st October 2022 10:00
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New-look USA see off China for fourth straight Fiba World Cup before record crowd

  • USA win 83-61 over China in Women’s World Cup final
  • Americans win fourth straight Fiba title and 11th overall
  • A’ja Wilson (19 points) named MVP of Fiba World Cup

A’ja Wilson scored 19 points, Kelsey Plum added 17 and the United States beat China 83-61 on Saturday to win their fourth consecutive gold medal at the women’s basketball World Cup.

This was one of the most dominant teams in the Americans’ storied history in the World Cup that now has won 11 gold medals. They now have won four straight gold medals for the first-time ever. This was also the biggest win in a gold-medal game, surpassing the 20-point wins that the Americans had done twice.

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1st October 2022 09:58
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Dozens are dead from Ian, one of the strongest and costliest U.S. storms

The powerful storm terrorized millions for most of the week, hitting western Cuba before raking across Florida and then South Carolina.

1st October 2022 09:40
The Guardian
Tamal Ray’s recipe for pork belly sandwiches with apple and fennel slaw

You can either make this like pulled pork, cooked low and slow, or take a shorter oven route. Either way, it’s irresistible

Years ago, while pottering around a south London market with friends, I had one of the best sandwiches of my life: a succulent filling of twice-cooked pork, first barbecued, then fried with spices. It was so good that, after seeing my friends off at the station, I circled back to get another. Today’s slow-cooker recipe is an homage to that hallowed sandwich, which I still think about often.

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1st October 2022 09:00
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‘Our entire community is wiped out’: low-income Americans likely to be hit hardest by Hurricane Ian

After the storm knocked out power and destroyed property, people scramble for shelter, funds and news of missing loved ones

For Connie Irvin, 82, and her partner, Cheryl Lange, the cost of Hurricane Ian’s devastating tear across Florida was clear. “Our entire community is wiped out,” said Irvin.

The pair lost their mobile home on Sanibel Island off the state’s west coast and are now homeless, staying in a motel inland about 35 miles away near Naples, Florida, that currently has no electricity.

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1st October 2022 08:30
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The Bear: television so good it might actually kill you

Some of the best – and most intense – TV in years, Jeremy Allen White turns up the heat as a world-class chef forced to take over his brother’s sandwich shop

I am always thinking of fun and interesting new ways to kill people and get away with it. My current favourite method is this: I invite someone with a weak heart to my house with the promise of a quality TV show. I put on the first two episodes of The Bear. If they do not die of that, I’ll put Uncut Gems on for a bit, which has roughly the same tempo. At this point even I am thinking I might die. If they are still alive (flushed, puce, asking for water), I will show them the penultimate episode of The Bear), which nobody who has ever had to switch to a plant-based spread because of their cholesterol can survive unaided. I flop the body out of the window to the flat downstairs. That is a downstairs problem now.

This might sound like I do not think The Bear – a show about a very intense sandwich shop, essentially – is one of the finest TV shows of the last five years, which it is, but we cannot tiptoe around the fact that it starts out stressful. Even Jeremy Allen White’s head chef Carmy is stressed by the whole affair: here he is, look, waking at 6am; here he is frantically chopping an onion then shouting for “hands!”; here is he reliving a personal trauma; here he is reliving a family one; the doorbell buzzes, a pan is on fire. The best food in the world is made by people with tattoos and scars they refuse to explain, who are all operating on three feverish hours of sleep and are yelling, and The Bear sinks you into the hot oil of that, skin-side down. Watch the first two episodes and know what it is like to be hissed at because you boiled a stock on too high a heat. Watch The Bear to know what working back-to-back shifts in hospitality feels like. Watch with a snack, because somehow it will still make you hungry.

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1st October 2022 08:00
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What’s Prison For? Concise diagnosis of a huge American problem

Bill Keller, once editor of the New York Times, now with the Marshall Project, shows how the US came to imprison so many of its citizens, disproportionately Black and brown, and how such a gross injustice might yet be addressed

The statistics are familiar but remain startling: America’s incarceration rate per 100,000 is “roughly twice that of Russia’s and Iran’s, four times that of Mexico’s, five times of England’s, six times Canada’s” and nine times that of Germany. In addition, “parole and probation regulate the lives of 4.5 million Americans” – more than twice as many as are confined in prison.

These numbers come at the beginning of Bill Keller’s smart, short new book, in which he tries to explain how America became so addicted to mass incarceration, and how we might finally reform a system which houses a disproportionally Black and brown population.

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1st October 2022 08:00
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‘This is hell’: two years and no power in Europe’s largest shantytown

In the Cañada Real, close to Madrid, residents adapt to survive, but there is fear as they look ahead to winter

The struggle to survive without electricity for two whole years has left its mark on the flesh and fabric of sector six of the Cañada Real. It is there in the second-degree burns on the leg of the little boy who got too close to a gas heater, and in the dry, cracked hands of the woman who does the family’s washing with a stone and a bar of soap.

It is there in the solar panels that have appeared on the roofs of the luckier residents, and in the fires that burn in the cold, dark homes of the less fortunate. And it is there in the memories of the people of Europe’s largest shantytown, which lies half an hour’s drive from the centre of Madrid.

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1st October 2022 08:00
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‘Out of the inferno, into the shark attack’: Marina Hyde on capturing six years of political chaos

From Brexit to Boris, Trump to Truss, there’s been no shortage of material for the Guardian columnist. But as the omnishambles becomes a permacrisis, even she wants it to stop …

The past few years have been an age of abundance for the news columnist. For pretty much everyone else, they have been an age of gathering chaos and rising disbelief. The news gods are so deeply committed to providing their own metaphors that our septic isle is now literally lapped at by tides of sewage. I don’t know if future historians will officially slap the permacrisis label on us, but as someone whose job it is to write about the news, I need hardly point out there hasn’t exactly been a shortage of material. Even I am on the point of launching a “Stop the news” campaign, and will inform you of how to join the push for total stasis as soon as I get membership badges sorted.

This has been a period when it often seemed like the UK (and beyond) had tumbled down a rabbit hole. Or gone through the looking-glass. Or maybe got trapped in the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Things seem to have become permanently “interesting”.

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1st October 2022 08:00
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O'Rourke, Abbott spar on guns, abortion and immigration

While recent polls have shown O'Rourke trailing Abbott by around 7 points, this still could be the closest Texas governor's race in years.

1st October 2022 07:14
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‘It’s not an unsolvable case’: has the Zodiac killer finally been found?

Author Jarett Kobek never intended to make the case the focus of his book but he may have solved the 50-year-old mystery

When author Jarett Kobek started researching the Zodiac killer for a book during the pandemic, he didn’t want to become just another amateur sleuth claiming to have finally solved the case that’s gripped America for decades.

Yet, that’s more or less what happened. Kobek came across Paul Doerr, a San Francisco Bay area man who died in 2007, who he thinks is likely responsible for the killings and is the subject of his book: How to Find Zodiac.

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1st October 2022 07:01
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‘It’s embellished, but it’s a TV show’: is Chicago happy with the way it’s portrayed in The Bear?

The surprise US TV hit of the summer has divided Chicagoans about the picture it paints of the city and its eateries

In the back of the house at the Original Beef of Chicagoland, things are tense. Space is limited. Money is low. Bills are literally piling up. There aren’t enough pots and knives to go around. The mixer doesn’t work. The meat supplier didn’t deliver enough beef.

This is the world of The Bear, the widely talked about US TV show that premiered this summer, which finally comes to the UK on 5 October on Disney+. Now UK audiences can follow the trials and tribulations of Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, a successful yet troubled young chef who, after the sudden death of his brother, returns home to Chicago to run his family’s struggling sandwich shop.

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1st October 2022 07:01
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Blind date: ‘Did we kiss? No, we’re saving that for next time’

Plamena, 28, diversity and inclusion professional, meets Nathan, 30, group business development manager


What were you hoping for?

To enjoy a delicious dinner and engaging conversation with someone with an open mind and similar values and beliefs.

First impressions?
Nathan was very bubbly and curious. He was also dressed well, had a great smile and lots of tattoos, which I liked.

What did you talk about?
Travelling. Fitness. Food. Our jobs and family stories. I was surprised how much we had in common. We share similar views on virtually everything, as if I’d met the male version of me!

Any awkward moments?
No, it felt smooth throughout.

Good table manners?
I feel I have to say “impeccable”. And they were!

Best thing about Nathan?
His curiosity and willingness to try new things.

Would you introduce him to your friends?
Yes, I think they’d get on well.

Describe Nathan in three words.
Open-minded, adventurous, driven.

What do you think he made of you?
We stayed out till late, he asked for my number, and texted that night so I’m pretty sure he had a good time.

Did you go on somewhere?
Yes, we went for drinks (I love that he’s also a gin and tonic fan). And the conversation continued to flow.

And … did you kiss?
No, we’re saving that for next time.

If you could change one thing about the evening what would it be?
To go on for longer; it felt like we had so much to talk about that five hours weren’t enough.

Marks out of 10?
Ten, because I couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable night.

Would you meet again?
Yes, it’s in the diary already.

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1st October 2022 07:00
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Antonio Inoki, popular wrestler who faced Muhammad Ali, dies aged 79

  • Popular wrestler and politician Antonio Inoki dies aged 79
  • Japanese star was battling rare disease called amyloidosis

The popular Japanese professional wrestler and lawmaker Antonio Inoki, who faced world boxing champion Muhammad Ali in a mixed martial arts match in 1976, has died at 79.

Inoki brought Japanese pro wrestling to fame and pioneered mixed martial arts matches between top wrestlers and champions from other combat sports like judo, karate and boxing.

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1st October 2022 06:56
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Ian brings flooding, damage to South Carolina; death toll rises in Florida

Ian was expected to weaken Saturday and "dissipate early Sunday," the National Hurricane Center reported.

1st October 2022 06:16
U.S. News
Elon Musk shows off humanoid robot prototype at Tesla AI Day

Tesla's AI Day 2022 was mainly a recruiting event, according to CEO Elon Musk.

1st October 2022 06:11
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Arizona judge rejects request to pause abortion ban

Abortions were halted on Sept. 23. The ruling means the state's abortion providers will not be able to restart procedures.

1st October 2022 05:11
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Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina

South Carolina's coast was the latest to be hit by Hurricane Ian. The storm caused "catastrophic" flooding in some places and residents had to be rescued. Mark Strassmann has the latest.

1st October 2022 04:58
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Is that a shark? Man films finned creature swimming around in Hurricane Ian flood waters

Dominic Cameratta told CBS News the pond in his backyard was starting to overflow from the rain. "It looked like there was a fish in there. I kind of zoomed in on it, I was kind of surprised," he said

1st October 2022 04:56
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North Korea fires ballistic missiles in fourth launch in a week after naval drills

Launch follows joint military drills by South Korea, Japan and the US and visit by Kamala Harris

North Korea has fired two more ballistic missiles, South Korea’s military said, its fourth such launch this week as Seoul, Tokyo and Washington ramp up joint military drills.

The launch early on Saturday came after the navies of South Korea, the United States and Japan staged trilateral anti-submarine exercises on Friday for the first time in five years, and the US vice-president, Kamala Harris, made a visit to the region this week.

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1st October 2022 04:43
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91-year-old high school sports superfan hasn't missed a game in decades

"For some athletes, it's maybe the only person they have at the game."

1st October 2022 04:31
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Elon Musk unveils humanoid ‘Optimus’ robot at Tesla’s AI Day

Prototype walks onstage and waves at event as company looks to future beyond vehicles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk showcased his much-touted humanoid robot “Optimus” at the electric vehicle maker’s “AI Day” event on Friday.

The billionaire has said a robot business will be worth more than its cars, hoping to expand beyond self-driving vehicles that have not yet become a reality despite his repeated promises.

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1st October 2022 04:24
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Government shutdown averted as Biden signs funding bill

The House of Representatives voted on Friday to approve a stopgap bill to fund the government through December 16, averting a shutdown just hours ahead of a midnight deadline when funding was set to expire.

1st October 2022 04:17
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2 dead, 16 still missing after boat sinks off Florida in hurricane

"We can only pray our crews find them so their families and loved ones can rest," the Coast Guard said.

1st October 2022 04:09
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Trump scheduled to be deposed in E. Jean Carroll defamation case

The author has accused former President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the 1990s.

1st October 2022 04:09
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Conway says Trump "wants his old job back;" would like to announce within weeks

She talked with CBS News' Catherine Herridge about the ex-president, who has indicated he plans to run for president in 2024.

1st October 2022 04:09
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‘Corey was just a tourist’: two decades after the Bali bombings, the grief remains

Kevin Paltridge will remember his 20-year-old son at a Perth dawn service made harder by news of the imminent release of a perpetrator of the 2002 attacks

When Kevin Paltridge’s son Corey was killed in the 2002 Bali bombings, the devastated father turned to other Australians whose children had died suddenly to try to cope with his own loss.

He quit his job as an airline supervisor and went to work at a funeral home, where he worked until his retirement a decade ago.

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1st October 2022 04:00
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New York attorney general wants Trump Organization to go on trial next year

The request for an expedited schedule says the lawsuit against Donald Trump and his company "involves allegations of an ongoing scheme."

1st October 2022 03:53
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A year after child's death, more residential elevators recalled

Federal safety regulators say repair needed to fix potentially deadly gap between product's inner and outer doors.

1st October 2022 03:53
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U.S. captives said they "prayed for death" on brutal ride from Ukraine

One of two American veterans released from Russian captivity after being captured in Ukraine says they both prayed for death during the brutal ride to freedom.

1st October 2022 03:51
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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa diagnosed with concussion, flies back to Miami

The Dolphins said he was conscious and had movement in all of his extremities. He was discharged from the hospital Thursday night and flew back to Miami with the team.

1st October 2022 03:26
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Hurricane Ian moves into South Carolina after rampage in Florida

Twenty-one people dead with toll expected to rise after mega-storm carves wide path of devastation and moves north

The coast of South Carolina was hit on Friday with a direct strike from Hurricane Ian, the deadly mega-storm that carved a wide path of destruction on its earlier rampage through Florida.

The eye of the hurricane crossed over land at Georgetown, between Myrtle Beach and the historic city of Charleston, after strengthening overnight in the Atlantic.

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1st October 2022 03:20
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Stocks sink to new low for 2022 as recession fears mount

"The Fed isn't about to 'pivot' and there is more monetary tightening to come," said one analyst.

1st October 2022 03:20
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Nick Cannon announces birth of 10th child, just weeks after welcoming his 9th

Nick Cannon and Brittany Bell named their baby Rise Messiah Cannon.

1st October 2022 03:02
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Hurricane Ian's death toll rises with urgent rescues underway

The death toll is rising in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Some of the worst damage is in Fort Myers, where rescue teams are uncovering scenes of enormous loss. Manuel Bojorquez has the details.

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Biden reestablishes arts committee that was dissolved over Trump's handling of Charlottesville

President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Friday that includes a provision reestablishing the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a panel that was dissolved in 2017 when the committee's members resigned over then-President Donald Trump's handling of a deadly White nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

1st October 2022 02:04
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Listeria outbreak linked to cheese sold by Safeway, Whole Foods

Brie and Camembert recalled nationwide after six people are sickened and five are hospitalized.

1st October 2022 02:03
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Hurricane Ian survivors now face the devastation the storm left behind

Search and rescue teams are uncovering scenes of enormous loss in the aftermath.

1st October 2022 02:00
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Defense theory: Shooter used her toe to pull the trigger

Odd crime scene raises odd question in the deaths of millionaire mom Pam Hargan and daughter Helen.

1st October 2022 01:59
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On board Coast Guard flight surveying Hurricane Ian's destruction

The Coast Guard has helped rescue more than 100 people across Florida. Omar Villafranca flew with the Coast Guard as it surveyed the most devastated areas.

1st October 2022 01:52
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What happened in the Russia-Ukraine war this week? Catch up with the must-read news and analysis

Vladimir Putin signs illegal annexation of Ukrainian regions; Volodymyr Zelenskiy applies for Ukraine to join Nato; drafted Russians must flee or fight

Every week we wrap up the must-reads from our coverage of the Ukraine war, from news and features to analysis, visual guides and opinion.

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1st October 2022 01:32
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Harrowing rescues after severe floods swamp Orlando

Neighborhoods in Orlando are flooded after getting more than a foot of rain. A longtime resident said she's never seen flooding like this in her neighborhood and doesn't have flood insurance. Meg Oliver shares more.

1st October 2022 01:24
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Friday, September 30, 2022

Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."

1st October 2022 01:22
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91-year-old superfan hasn't missed a high school game in decades

Steve Young, a 91-year-old superfan of Antioch Community High School's sports teams, hasn't missed a game in decades -- not even after he was struck by lightning. His consistent attendance has meant a lot to students. Steve Hartman shares more in "On the Road."

1st October 2022 01:20
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Jackson formally welcomed to Supreme Court in investiture ceremony

Jackson took the constitutional and judicial oaths at the end of June.

1st October 2022 01:20
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Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson formally sworn in

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve on the high court, made her first appearance on the bench with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in attendance.

1st October 2022 01:18
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Georgia and the Carolinas brace as Ian strengthens back to Category 1 hurricane; Limited resources available for tourists stuck at travel destinations

1st October 2022 01:17
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‘You can’t unsee this’: Richard Mosse’s all-consuming plea to save the Amazon

Across a 20-metre panoramic screen in ultra-high resolution, visitors bear witness to environmental degradation – in a piece that overwhelms the senses

You don’t just watch Broken Spectre – you also feel it. The sound travels along the floor and up into your body. Your brain stretches to breaking point trying to take in the images stretched across the 20-metre screen. In a pitch-black room, it’s like being suspended in a black hole, devoid of any distraction.

The immersive new work from photographic artist Richard Mosse at the National Gallery of Victoria is unlike anything I’ve experienced. One comparison could be the work of James Turrell, which can also plunge you into altered states, playing with your perception and consciousness.

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1st October 2022 01:16
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Tracking Hurricane Ian as it hits South Carolina

The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes has more on Hurricane Ian's expected path after it made landfall in South Carolina and devastated Florida.

1st October 2022 01:12
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Disney reopens after closing as Hurricane Ian blasted Florida

Entertainment giant is gradually welcoming back visitors to its theme parks and hotels starting Friday morning.

1st October 2022 01:00
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Apple downgrade sparks tech sell-off, sending Alphabet and Microsoft to one-year lows

Tech stocks sold off Thursday as investors confronted the implications of a weaker economy, demonstrated by Apple.

1st October 2022 00:55
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Ron Insana: Something big could be about to break in markets as rates continue to rise

We are on the cusp of an even bigger break in the financial architecture as Fed officials are doubling down on the need to fight inflation, Ron Insana says.

1st October 2022 00:54
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Biden warns Putin that U.S. will defend 'every single inch' of NATO territory as Russia formally annexes Ukraine regions

President Joe Biden in remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his war against Ukraine called the Nord Stream pipeline leaks an act of sabotage.

1st October 2022 00:41
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A sailor has been acquitted of setting a fire that destroyed a massive ship

A military judge on Friday acquitted a sailor of arson in a fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, a blow to the Navy as it faces allegations of improper training and maintenance of the ship.

1st October 2022 00:21
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The week around the world in 20 pictures

Protests against the mobilisation in Moscow, the aftermath of Super Typhoon Noru, an emotional Roger Federer and Hurricane Ian’s deadly rampage across Florida: the most striking images this week

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1st October 2022 00:19
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House passes stopgap funding measure to avoid federal government shutdown

President Joe Biden is set to sign the funding measure, which passed in Congress hours before a deadline that would have forced a government shutdown.

30th September 2022 23:58
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Russia’s consulate in New York vandalized in apparent protest

Building defaced hours before Putin announced annexation of Ukrainian territories and Russian forces killed 30 civilians

The Russian consulate in New York has been vandalized with red spray paint, in an apparent protest against Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Officers said they responded to an emergency call just after 1.30am on Friday reporting that paint had been sprayed across the facade of the consulate on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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30th September 2022 23:54
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Intel's self-driving car division Mobileye files for IPO

The move to list Mobileye on the New York Stock Exchange is part of Intel's broader strategy to turn around its core business.

30th September 2022 23:51
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Ford's stock is up 70% since Jim Farley became CEO – but he still has a ton of work to do

Ford's stock achieved decades-high prices of more than $25 a share under CEO Jim Farley, but it's fallen in recent months.

30th September 2022 23:49
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Election workers to be trained to deal with violence at polls as midterms approach

Federal officials are offering state and local election officials training to "safely de-escalate" confrontations with voters that could turn violent ahead of November's midterm elections, according to an email to election workers obtained by CNN.

30th September 2022 23:38
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Facebook scrambles to escape stock's death spiral as users flee, sales drop

Meta has lost about two-thirds of its value since peaking last year as the business continues to get pummeled on multiple fronts.

30th September 2022 23:33
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American homebuyers are finding UK bargains, discounted by a weaker pound

Prices in London are down nearly 20% over the past year on price declines and currency impact, according to global consulting group Knight Frank.

30th September 2022 23:24
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Tesla expected to show humanoid robot Optimus demo on Friday night at AI Day 2022

Investors are expecting a real tech demonstration of the robot, along with updates on Tesla's self-driving technology.

30th September 2022 23:11
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Musiala and Mané help Bayern end winless run in style against Leverkusen

Jamal Musiala scored once and set up two more goals as champions Bayern Munich cruised past Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 on Friday to snap a four-game winless run in the Bundesliga and climb into second place.

The Germany international delivered a superb performance for a confidence-boosting win before Tuesday’s Champions League group game against Viktoria Plzen and the big Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund next weekend.

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30th September 2022 23:10
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Justice Department to seek prison time for Texas family of 5 in Jan. 6 case

The Munn family acknowledged spending nearly an hour in the Capitol on Jan. 6. The mother still questions the legitimacy of the 2020 election results.

30th September 2022 22:54
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Burkina Faso’s military leader ousted in second coup this year

Army officer Captain Ibrahim Traore has overthrown Paul-Henri Damiba, eight months after he took power

Members of Burkina Faso’s army have seized control of state television, declaring that they had ousted military leader Paul-Henri Damiba, dissolved the government and suspended the constitution and transitional charter.

In a statement read on national television late on Friday, Captain Ibrahim Traore said a group of officers had decided to remove Damiba due to his inability to deal with a worsening Islamist insurgency. He announced that borders were closed indefinitely and that all political and civil society activities were suspended.

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30th September 2022 22:36
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ALS drug's approval draws cheers from patients, questions from skeptics

A controversial new drug for ALS could add months to patients' lives – if it actually works

30th September 2022 22:23
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Photos: Here's what Ian looks like in South Carolina

The storm has landed in South Carolina after devastating southwest and central Florida. Ian brought heavy rain, high winds and flooding along South Carolina coast, causing damage in some areas.

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Dow suffers worst month since March 2020

September was a horrible month for stocks. The Dow fell nearly 9%, its worst monthly drop since March 2020, when pandemic lockdowns started in the United States. The index ended Friday deeply in the red, too.

30th September 2022 22:06
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‘I will not’: how Julia Gillard’s words of white-hot anger reverberated around the world

Ten years on from the misogyny speech, Katharine Murphy reflects on how it was framed at the time – and what has been gained since

I was nervous about looking back at the words I wrote on 9 October, 2012. I didn’t think my reporting would be terrible, I just doubted I’d be proud of it. Back then, my primary job was liveblogging federal politics. The Age, the broadsheet newspaper I worked for then, was transforming itself into a digital-first news agency. The transition was brutal. There was mass job shedding as the internet blew a hole in our business models. Journalists wondered what journalism actually was in this new age, and there were turf wars going on inside Fairfax as the newspaper and digital arms were integrated.

Live reporting was a refuge from those existential uncertainties. In that mode, I covered parliament in 10-or-15-minute intervals, sometimes posting for 12 hours at a time. We were making this style of reporting up as we went. Readers had a voracious appetite for news as it happened, and we were trying to migrate the old newspaper values to live reportage in the new world. None of this scene setting is an excuse, it’s just context. I’m scoping out my professional milieu as I sat, plugged into the matrix, and listened to Julia Gillard hurling the words that became the misogyny speech – a set of words powerful enough to travel around the world.

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30th September 2022 22:00
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The biggest hack in history: Australians scramble to change passports and driver licences after Optus telco data debacle

Government says telecommunications giant ‘left the window open’ for unsophisticated attack that could lead to European-style privacy laws

When Amy Hunting* first heard about one of the biggest cyber attacks in Australian history, she immediately checked to see if her personal details had been compromised.

She realised that, as a customer of the country’s second largest telecommunications provider, Optus, there was a fair chance she was one of about 10 million people whose information had been hacked – but at first, there was no communication. Eventually she got an email saying she had been caught up in the breach, which exposed one in three Australians to the risk of identity theft or financial fraud.

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30th September 2022 22:00
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Victoria Beckham chooses glamour over fireworks for Paris fashion week

Presence of daughter-in-law in front row draws a line under gossip after rumours of a feud

Can a Spice Girl pull off French-girl chic? Victoria Beckham has won over fashion sceptics in New York and London, but for her first catwalk show in almost three years she upped the ante with a jump to the quintessential style capital.

“Paris is the ultimate dream,” said Beckham before a show staged in the honeyed stone cloisters of the baroque Val de Grace church. “It’s a pinch-me moment to be here.” Although the designer insisted she was more excited than nervous, this is a challenging time for her brand. A work-from-home zeitgeist has been an ill wind for a name which trades on jet-set glamour. Prices have had to come down in order to boost sales. And the celebrity circus around the Beckham name – invaluable for bringing allure and piquancy to a relatively small fashion label – had threatened to overshadow the show with rumours of a ‘feud’ between Beckham and her daughter-in-law.

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30th September 2022 21:58
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GM's Cruise wants to add 5,000 more robotaxis to American streets. This city warns it could backfire

GM's self-driving car subsidiary Cruise said earlier this year that it wants to add as many as 5,000 more robotaxis to American streets, including in San Francisco, where it currently maintains a fleet of fewer than 100 cars. But the city says the robotaxis are already shaping up to be a self-driving nightmare at times and warns that a much larger fleet could worsen safety and traffic.

30th September 2022 21:52
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Trump deposition in Carroll defamation lawsuit set for October 19 as fate of case remains in limbo

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to be deposed in the defamation lawsuit brought by a former magazine columnist on October 19.

30th September 2022 21:48
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Cool, candid and sometimes angry, New Zealand’s laureate wants to make poetry pop

After years of forging his own path on the literary scene, Chris Tse doesn’t mind taking poetic licence with expectations

Fan of Taylor Swift, lover of glam-rock fashion – Chris Tse isn’t your typical poet laureate.

At 39, he is the youngest New Zealander to hold the title. When Tse reads the list of poetry greats who have received the honour and spies his own name at the bottom, he feels “a little bit ill”.

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My question is in two parts. Aren’t you being racist yourself by calling me a racist? And what will you write about when you run out of otherness?

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