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Bomb hits security vehicle in northwest Pakistan, killing 4

Pakistani police say a roadside bomb has struck a vehicle carrying security forces in the northwest, killing four

Russian inmate who fled after jail torture leaks

Sergey Savelyev is seeking asylum in France after he leaked videos showing abuse in Russian jails.

Britain Resists Calls to Introduce Virus Restrictions

The number of new, daily cases in Britain are among the highest in the world, but the government has said there is no need to implement indoor mask mandates or impose other restrictions.

U.S. Defense Secretary visits Romania amid Black Sea tour

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is visiting Romania Wednesday as part of a three-country tour to reassure Black Sea allies on security issues amid ongoing tensions with Russia

In-N-Out closes in San Francisco over refusal to enforce vaccine mandate

City officials made move on 14 October after the burger chain it wouldn’t force staff to check if customers were fully vaccinated

In-N-Out burger has become the first restaurant in San Francisco to be temporarily closed for failing to enforce the city’s vaccine mandate. City officials made the move on 14 October after the burger chain said it won’t force staff to check that customers were fully vaccinated before allowing them to dine inside the restaurant.

Restaurants in San Francisco, as well as a number of US cities including New York and New Orleans, are legally required to make customers show proof of vaccination before dining indoors. Health officials in the city, who have been carrying out checks on restaurants, say they made numerous requests to In-N-Out to enforce these checks but have not seen improvement after weeks of spot checks.

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Syrian family sue EU border agency over removal from Greece

Family who were sent to Turkey despite having lodged asylum claims take case to European court

Five years to the day after they were bundled on to a plane and deported to Turkey despite having lodged asylum claims in Greece, a family of Syrian refugees are taking their case to the European court of justice.

In an unprecedented step, a Dutch firm of human rights lawyers announced on Wednesday that it had filed a lawsuit against Frontex, the EU border agency that operated the flight, and was seeking damages on behalf of the family.

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Biden Heads to Scranton to Sell a Shrinking Agenda

The president’s trip comes as Democrats circle in on a deal to advance two bills carrying a scaled-back version of his domestic policy priorities

Evergrande £2.6bn property unit deal collapses

Evergrande rival Hopson Development was set to a buy a £2.6bn stake in the firm before the deal collapsed.

Spirits industry pushes for states to lower state taxes on canned cocktails to compete with beer...

The spirits industry is pushing for states to lower taxes on canned cocktails to more closely mimic those placed on beer and hard seltzer.

‘Shell Game’: How Chemical Companies Avoid Paying for Pollution

DuPont factories pumped dangerous substances into the environment. The company and its offspring have gone to great lengths to dodge responsibility.

Stocks approach records and Bitcoin reaches an all-time high.

A new high for the S&P 500 would cap a volatile stretch of trading that saw the benchmark fall nearly 5 percent in September.

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Paul Tudor Jones says inflation could be worse than feared, biggest threat to markets and society

Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones believes that inflation is here to stay, posing a major threat to the markets and the economy.

Goldman Sachs enlists American Express to take on cash management titans like Citigroup

Goldman and AmEx are teaming up to take on big banks and fend off fintech upstarts.

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema goes on trial in sex tape case

French player accused of ‘complicity’ in alleged plot to extort money from former teammate Mathieu Valbuena

A trial is under way of the French international footballer Karim Benzema who is accused of involvement in an alleged attempt to blackmail a former teammate with a sex tape.

The Real Madrid striker is accused of “complicity” in the alleged targeting of Mathieu Valbuena, who plays for the Greek Super League club Olympiacos. Investigators claim Benzema encouraged midfielder Valbuena, 37, to pay the blackmailers.

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‘Climate change is hitting us’: French beekeepers expect worst honey harvest in half a century

Bad weather hits production across Europe as flowering seasons become earlier and shorter

French beekeepers expect their worst harvest in decades as unseasonably cold and wet weather due to climate change has prevented bees from producing honey.

Beekeepers association UNAF said that based on information received from regional associations it expects the honey harvest for 2021 to come in at 7,000 to 9,000 tonnes, or about a third of the 2020 harvest.

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Stock futures are flat after S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite see fifth straight day of gains

U.S. stock index futures were little changed during overnight trading on Tuesday after stocks posted their fifth straight positive day.

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Book Bestsellers 2021

Mary Berry: TV chef 'proud' to be made a dame

The former Great British Bake Off judge is honoured for services to cooking, writing and baking.

Jamie Lynn Spears donation offer rejected by mental health organization

An organization devoted to mental health and addiction recovery has declined an offer of proceeds from a forthcoming book by Jamie Lynn Spears.

America's Got Talent Extreme: British stuntman says boo to death after accident

Jonathan Goodwin says he was on "the brink" after an accident in rehearsals for US spin-off show.

Belfast author Lucy Caldwell wins national short story award

Belfast author Lucy Caldwell's All the People Were Mean And Bad won a BBC short story award.

Noisy: Rock band recovered their stolen kit after spotting it online

Rock group Noisy had around £25,000 of musical equipment stolen from their van in Walthamstow.

See Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in first trailer for 'Being the Ricardos'

Nicole Kidman has made some dramatic character transformations as an actor it appears she's pulled it off again.

Jude Law amongst crowd greeting refugee puppet

The giant puppet of a nine-year-old Syrian refugee arrived in Folkestone, on the south coast of the UK.

'Four Hours at the Capitol' grimly recounts the events of Jan. 6 in a taut HBO documentary

As the Jan. 6 Committee continues its work, "Four Hours at the Capitol" presents a methodical, up-close-and-personal tick-tock of the insurrection, exposing what a chaotic, strange and yes, violent day that was. Interviewing members of Congress, police and protestors/rioters, it's a visceral account of what transpired through the eyes -- and cameras -- of those swept up in the moment.

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Meet the New Owners of the Wu-Tang Clan’s One-of-a-Kind Album

The government sold “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” to satisfy a judgment against its first owner, Martin Shkreli. The buyers? A collective called PleasrDAO that paid $4 million.

The Return of the Shadowman

A stealth artist from Seattle has been replicating the ’80s street art of Richard Hambleton throughout Manhattan. Is this a tribute, a marketing tool — or both?

Blacktag, a New Streaming Service, Has Big Plans

A new streaming platform wants to be a destination for Black audiences around the world.

‘Found’ Review: Three Adoptees Seek Their China Roots

This documentary, taking emotional cues from the teenagers at its center, is smart, illuminating and tender.

‘He Raises the Bar for Me’: 4 Artists on the Influence of Bob Thompson

The painter’s painter, who died young in 1966 after an all-too-brief career, still casts a long shadow. he continues to inspire Peter Doig, Rashid Johnson, Naudline Pierre and Henry Taylor.

An Unassuming Prince Dons the Velvet Cloak at Ballet Theater

Thomas Forster, promoted to principal dancer during the pandemic, makes his New York debut in “Giselle” as the company returns to Lincoln Center.

At 90, a Composer Is Still Sending Out Blasts

Sofia Gubaidulina and her richly colored, rhythmically adventurous music are being celebrated around the world this season.

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Nets Fall to Bucks With Irving Nowhere in Sight

Coach Steve Nash and the team’s other stars, Kevin Durant and James Harden, have had to re-envision a plan on the fly.

Brian Snitker, Bobby Cox and the Friendship That Shapes Atlanta

Neither Bobby Cox’s stroke in 2019 nor Atlanta’s current playoff run has stopped Manager Brian Snitker from visiting his mentor, searching for bits of magic.

Lakers’ Opener Shows Its Stars Are Not Yet Aligned

A team that remade its roster around big names finds that getting them all on the same page is still a work in progress.

ALCS: Houston Astros Rely on Their Bullpen to Carry the Team

In a makeshift strategy their pitching coach compared to the Celtics of yesteryear, Houston is relying on its bullpen to carry the team through the A.L.C.S. On Tuesday, it worked.

Novak Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to play Australian Open: minister

Novak Djokovic will not be able to enter Australia to defend his Australian Open title unless he is fully vaccinated for Covid-19, the country's immigration minister said on Wednesday, putting the Serb's grand slam record bid in doubt.

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Vikings Were in the Americas Exactly 1,000 Years Ago

By studying tree rings and using a dash of astrophysics, researchers have pinned down a precise year that settlers from Europe were on land that would come to be known as Newfoundland.

Biden’s Plan to Vaccinate Young Children 5 to 11

White House officials, anticipating the approval of coronavirus shots for 5- to 11-year-olds within weeks, will rely on doctors, clinics and pharmacies instead of mass inoculation sites.

Is the UK's green plan enough to halt climate change?

Support for roads, aviation and fossil fuel drilling could undermine UK's green credentials at COP26.

Climate change: Fossil fuel production set to soar over next decade

Government plans to extract coal, oil and gas are incompatible with safe temperatures, says the UN.

In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human — and It Worked

A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig seemed to function normally, potentially a new source for desperately needed transplant organs.

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Pinterest shares soar following report PayPal may buy it

Shares of Pinterest soared Wednesday morning on a report that PayPal may acquire the social media company.

Nearly 45 million received scam calls in three months, Ofcom says

Almost a million people in the UK were misled by calls or messages over the summer.

Regulators add Mark Zuckerberg to Cambridge Analytica privacy lawsuit

It marks the first time that a U.S. regulator has named Zuckerberg in a complaint, according to the D.C. AG's office.

How to Talk to the World Through Free Translation Apps

Open up Google Translate or Apple’s Translate and your mobile device turns into your personal language interpreter.

Activision Blizzard: More than 20 staff leave after harassment claims

The video games giant is attempting to repair its reputation following a series of lawsuits.

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