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Canada Election 2021: Here Are 4 Takeaways

A vote few Canadians wanted took the country back to 2019.

Mundra Port: Nearly three tonnes of heroin seized at Gujarat port

The seized drugs reportedly have a street value of more than $2.7bn.

Coup attempt fails in Sudan - state media

Intense military activity is reported in Khartoum and Omdurman and bridges across the River Nile close.

Military general who ruled Egypt after Mubarak ouster dies

The Egyptian general who ruled the country following the Arab Spring uprising that removed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power, has died

Canada election: Trudeau stays in power but Liberals fall short of majority

The Canadian prime minister's Liberal Party is projected to form another minority government.

Universal Music Group shares soar in market debut

Universal Music Group shares surged in its stock market debut Tuesday, in Europe's largest listing of the year so far.


UK food industry warns of ‘10 days to fix CO2 crisis’ or face shortages – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

UK poultry producers have started taking emergency measures to conserve carbon dioxide used to stun birds for slaughter, as a shortage of the gas poses an increasingly grave threat to the meat supply chain.

The Financial Times explains:

Richard Griffiths, chief executive of the British Poultry Council, said deliveries of carbon dioxide had started to arrive that were short of the amounts that companies had ordered.

Some meat processors have reactivated old electrical stunning equipment — which processes birds about 30 per cent more slowly — and diverted CO2 from packaging to slaughter.

We have been saying for several weeks now that the just-in-time system which underpins both our supermarkets and our hospitality industry is under the most strain it’s ever been in the 40 years it’s been there.

We probably have about 10 days before this gets to the point where consumers and shoppers, and diners, notice that those products are not available.

“Across industry there is a united view that the situation is worsening, with little prospect of additional CO2 supply unless the UK government intervenes.”

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UK forced to borrow more than expected as soaring inflation bites

Budget deficit dropped to £20.5bn in August but was offset by high interest payments on national debt

The UK government was forced to borrow more than expected in August as soaring inflation pushed up debt interest payments.

The Office for National Statistics said the government’s budget deficit – the gap between spending and income – dropped to £20.5bn in August from about £26bn in the same month a year earlier as Britain’s economy recovers from lockdown.

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How Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those With Impaired Vision

The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.

Their Baby Died in the Hospital. Then Came the $257,000 Bill.

A New York family had good health insurance. But the bills for their daughter’s care started showing up and kept coming.

Government borrowing falls in August

Borrowing shrinks, but was still the second-highest on record for August as Covid support continues.


Biden to call Macron amid outrage over Australia's nuclear submarine deal, says White House – video

The White House said US president Joe Biden will hold a call with French president Emmanuel Macron in the coming days to reaffirm America's commitment to one of its "oldest and closest partners" amid a diplomatic crisis stemming from a nuclear submarine deal. France is reeling after being humiliated by a major Pacific defence pact orchestrated by the US, Australia and Britain, which involved a submarine deal that sank a rival French submarine contract.

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Aukus row: European Union demands apology from Australia over France’s treatment before trade talks

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison says he has had ‘no opportunity’ for talks with French president Emmanuel Macron

The European Union is demanding answers – and an apology from Australia – over its treatment of France as the fallout from the Aukus announcement threatens to delay a key trade deal.

Australia’s hopes of entering into a free-trade agreement with the European Union hit rough waters with the EU Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, demanding Australia explain its conduct in defence of EU member state France.

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Stock futures are flat following the S&P 500's worst day since May, Fed meeting ahead

Stocks tumbled on Monday due to a confluence of concerns including the imminent Fed meeting, the delta variant and potential economic disruption in China.

France tries to delay EU-Australia trade deal amid Aukus fallout

France seeks EU support to delay deal as punishment after Australia cancelled $90bn submarine contract

France is seeking to enlist European Union support to delay a planned EU-Australia trade deal, as part of a plan to punish Australia for what it regards as serial deceit and subterfuge by Canberra before it cancelled the contract for 12 attack-class French submarines.

The $90bn submarine contract was the centrepiece of French-Australian cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, but the Australians have instead opted to form a US-UK-Australia pact dubbed Aukus, and build eight nuclear-powered submarines likely to be delivered between 2030 and 2040.

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika obituary

President of Algeria for nearly 20 years who was a veteran of his country’s war of independence in the 1950s and 60s.

Abdleaziz Bouteflika, who has died aged 84, was Algeria’s longest serving president, elected in 1999 and returned to office in 2004, 2009 and 2014. He finally resigned in 2019 following mass protests in the streets at his bid for a fifth term in office.

In 2002 he brought an end to a civil war known as the “black decade”, which had resulted in the deaths of up to 200,000 people, and he also carried out reforms that challenged Algeria’s hardline generals. In 2011 he pre-empted riots in Algiers by putting a halt to the emergency rule that had been in place since 1992, and this helped protect the regime in Algeria from the fate of its neighbours during the Arab spring, which saw many dictatorships topple. Nonetheless, his early presidency saw continued violence both from the éradicateurs in the army committed to wiping out armed Islamist groups, and from militant Islamists.

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Book Bestsellers 2021

Sex Education: Isaac actor George Robinson gets intimate about disability

George Robinson on subverting expectations as Isaac - the Netflix show's first disabled character.

CBeebies: Channel appoints George Webster as new host

The appointment of 20-year-old George Webster prompts praise on social media from viewers.

John Challis: Why Serbians have soft spot for late Only Fools actor

Only Fools and Horses is hugely popular in Serbia, where tributes have been paid to John Challis.

Baltimore Ravens honor Michael K. Williams with his whistle from 'The Wire'

A whistled rendition of "The Farmer in the Dell" rang through M&T Bank Stadium ahead of the Baltimore Ravens' victory on Sunday, honoring an iconic Baltimore character and the late actor who brought him to life.

Covid-19: Art project a lightning bolt of inspiration for lockdown shielders

The Southbank Centre asked thousands of vulnerable and isolated people to get creative in lockdown.

Anthony Johnson, 'Friday' actor and comedian, has died

Anthony "AJ" Johnson, an actor and comedian best known for his performance as Ezal in "Friday," has died, his representative LyNea Bell told CNN Monday. He was 55.

Elizabeth Olsen's Emmy dress was designed by her sisters

Elizabeth Olsen's Emmy Awards dress was designed by her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

#EmmysSoWhite ... again

There was more diversity in the Emmys presenters Sunday night than there was in the actual winners -- and people have feelings about that.


Seth Meyers Does His Best Tucker Carlson Impersonation

Meyers mimicked the Fox News host on Monday night, saying Carlson could have a career in improv.

Irma Kalish, TV Writer Who Tackled Social Issues, Dies at 96

A female trailblazer in the TV industry, she and her husband took on topics like rape and abortion in writing for sitcoms like “All in the Family” and “Maude.”

Watch These Two New Shows Starting This Week

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Anthony Johnson, Actor Known for ‘Friday,’ Dies at 55

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At 75, the Ojai Music Festival Stays Focused on the Future

This storied California haven of contemporary classical music returned, organized by the composer John Adams.

In Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Horror-Tinged New Novel, a Mesmerizing Star Appears in the Sky

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Ron Miles Headlines the Village Vanguard, at Last, on Reopening Night

The cornetist led a quintet featuring Jason Moran, Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan and Brian Blade as the 86-year-old establishment came back to life after its pandemic shutdown.


Star Rookie and Veterans Steer Liberty’s Rocky Season to the Playoffs

Michaela Onyenwere, the favorite for the Rookie of the Year Award, and the veteran Betnijah Laney proved critical in what looked to be a down year.

Seimone Augustus Found Her Voice Long Before Coaching

Augustus, laden with championship rings and now an assistant with the Los Angeles Sparks, first realized her true strength fighting for L.G.B.T.Q. rights.

Lamar Jackson shows nerves of steel with gutsy, fourth-down call to beat Patrick Mahomes, Kansas...

"Lamar! Do you want to go for this?" Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh could be seen shouting from the sideline.

Climber receives apology after inappropriate images were aired

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has apologised to Austrian climber Johanna Farber after inappropriate images of her were broadcast during the World Championships in Moscow.

Nets Rookie Day’Ron Sharpe Goes Apartment Shopping.

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Taking the ‘Shame Part’ Out of Female Anatomy

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Nasa selects landing site for Moon rover mission

The space agency will send a rover to look for water-ice near a crater at the Moon's South Pole.

Climate reporting reaches melting point

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The Moon Crater Where NASA Will Send Its Viper Rover

The agency picked the Nobile crater near the lunar south pole to seek frozen water that will be essential to future astronaut missions.

Fox hunting: Top huntsman 'gave advice' on illegal events, court told

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How the Case of Gabby Petito Captivated the Internet

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How 'nerd' culture powered through the pandemic

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Fintech firm Wise launches feature that lets users spend money invested in stocks

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Bitcoin mining producing tonnes of waste

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