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High society to hideaway arrest: Ghislaine Maxwell's dramatic fall
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For years she was at the centre of a web of influence but this week Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend will appear in a New York courtFor a party girl with no parties left to attend, Ghislaine Maxwell’s 20-mile journey from her mountain hideaway in Bradford, New Hampshire, to Merrimack county jail was the brutal, cinematic finale to a social highlife that stretched across decades and continents.Taken by surprise at 8.30am last Thursday, and accompanied by officers from at least six US law enforcement agencies, the 58-year-old was taken to the medium-security facility and later arraigned via audio-only video conference, accused of luring underage girls, one as young as 14, for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Fire breaks out at power station in Iran
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Fire follows several other incidents at facilities across the country, including some at sensitive sitesA fire broke out at a power station in south-western Iran on Saturday, Iranian media reported, the latest in a string of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites.The blaze, which affected a transformer in the power station in the city of Ahvaz, was put out by firefighters and electricity was restored after partial outages, Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, a spokesman for state-run power company Tavanir, told the semi-official news agency Tasnim. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Nigerian social media star appears in US court on fraud charges
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‘Ray Hushpuppi’ is alleged to have laundered hundreds of millions of dollarsA Nigerian social media star, known for flaunting a luxurious lifestyle to millions of his followers on Instagram, has appeared in court in the US charged with running a global fraud operation, including targeting a Premier League football club, a bank and a US law firm.Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a 37-year-old known as “Ray Hushpuppi” who claims to run a real estate business, is alleged to have conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars through business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Stanley Johnson says Greece visit is essential to 'Covid-proof' villa
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Boris Johnson has refused to criticise his father over trip to holiday home during lockdownThe prime minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, has defended travelling to his villa in Greece amid growing condemnation by saying that he was making the property “Covid-proof”.Government guidelines state that British nationals should avoid all but essential travel, but his son Boris has refused to criticise the trip and, on Friday, suggested the media should raise the issue directly with his father. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Poland president plans to forbid adoption by same-sex couples
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Andrzej Duda, who is running for re-election, will propose a constitutional amendment later this monthPoland’s president, Andrzej Duda, who is running for re-election in the conservative, Catholic EU member, said on Saturday that he wanted the constitution to explicitly forbid the adoption of children by same-sex couples.He said he planned to propose a constitutional amendment on Monday. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
What China's new security law means for Hong Kong – video explainer
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Beijing has imposed sweeping new national security legislation on Hong Kong, criminalising 'secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces'. Critics fear the law will enable a crackdown on protest and dissent as China seeks to exert new levels of control over the semi-autonomous territory. The Guardian's Beijing bureau chief, Lily Kuo, explains what this means for the city after a year of unrestThe Guardian view on Hong Kong: still fightingHongkongers on China's crackdown: 'I feel helpless and hopeless'Hong Kong journalists and lawyers scramble to adapt to security law Continue reading... (The Guardian)
England's first taste of freedom – in pictures
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Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and theme parks reopen, and weddings and baptisms take place as the lockdown eases Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'We feel totally safe': east London drinkers savour taste of freedom
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City brewer Truman’s Social Club hosts dozens of high-spirited customers – in car parkIn an industrial estate on the outskirts of east London, dozens of people drank alcohol in a licensed premises for the first time in 105 days as a brewer opened the first part of what had been touted as the “biggest socially distanced pub and garden” in the UK.But to the disappointment of some of the patrons, just the car park section of the 35,000-square-ft venue in Walthamstow, Truman’s Social Club, was open on Saturday – before an expected opening of the giant beer hall in August. Though whether it could have been filled remains unseen, as wind blew past people sat on picnic tables beneath the cloudy sky. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most Covid-19 cases and deaths?
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Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been most deadlyCoronavirus map of the UKCoronavirus map of the USCoronavirus cases in Australia Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Record rainfall triggers floods and landslides in Japan – video
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Record heavy rain in western Japan has caused widespread flooding and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for more than 76,000 residents. Television footage shows homes and vehicles in Kumamoto prefecture partly submerged, and several bridges have been washed awayJapan floods: nursing home residents feared deadAt least two people die as record heavy rain lashes Japan Continue reading... (The Guardian)