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Attorney general William Barr testifies before House committee – live
28. julij 2020 (15:51)
Hearing of judiciary committee was slightly delayed by minor car accident involving the chairman, Jerry Nadler 4.51pm BST In his opening statement, attorney general William Barr acknowledged incidents of racism against African Americans but declined to characterize such events as the consequence of systemic raicsm.Barr said the death of George Floyd, who was killed after a white police officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, had “understandably jarred the whole country and forced us to reflect on longstanding issues in our nation.” 4.39pm BST After Republican congressman Jim Jordan’s lengthy video of recent protests concluded, Democratic chairman Jerry Nadler quipped, “Well, I hope that Mr Jordan will never complain about the length of my opening statement.”Nadler then noted Jordan did not give the committee the required 48-hour notice about audiovisual aids used during hearings. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires – video report
28. julij 2020 (15:49)
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT OF DEAD ANIMALSNearly 3 billion animals have been killed or displaced by the devastating 2019-2020 bushfire season, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife. An estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned millions of hectares across AustraliaAlmost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Iran threatens US by targeting replica aircraft carrier in Strait of Hormuz
28. julij 2020 (15:39)
Drill designed to threaten US amid increasing tensions between Tehran and WashingtonIran’s Revolutionary Guards have fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, in an exercise aimed at threatening the US amid tensions between Tehran and Washington.The drill, in a waterway through which 20% of all traded oil passes, underlines the lingering threat of military conflict between Iran and the US after last summer saw a series of incidents targeting oil tankers in the region. In January, a US drone strike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad and Tehran responded by firing ballistic missiles targeting American forces in Iraq. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Facebook boycott grows as US activists urge European firms to act
28. julij 2020 (15:23)
Growing number of companies withdraw advertising over failure to deal with hate and misinformationAn unprecedented boycott of Facebook is moving across the Atlantic, as the coalition of activist groups behind the Stop Hate for Profit campaign have called on companies in the UK and Europe to join in the action.The campaign has already gained the support of more than a thousand brands in the US, including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Ford, some of which have extended their boycotts globally. Now, the coalition, coordinated in Europe by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate, is calling on British and European companies to join in the movement. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Authors condemn Saudi Arabia's bid to host World Science Fiction Convention
28. julij 2020 (15:07)
More than 80 writers sign an open letter protesting against Jeddah’s plan for the 2022 Worldcon, saying it is antithetical to everything SFF stands forA group of more than 80 science fiction and fantasy authors are protesting at the possibility of one of the genres’ biggest conventions being held in Saudi Arabia in 2022, saying that “the Saudi regime is antithetical to everything SFF stands for”.Led by fantasy author Anna Smith Spark,writers including Charles Stross, Juliet McKenna, Stan Nicholls and Catriona Ward have signed an open letter objecting to Jeddah’s bid to host the World Science Fiction Convention in two years’ time. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Why are weekly deaths in Wales and England now below average?
28. julij 2020 (14:50)
ONS attributes fewer excess deaths to ‘displaced mortality’ – more of expected deaths for 2020 occurring earlier in year due to Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDisplaced mortality, where deaths that would have occurred later in the year happened earlier for an unusual reason, could be the reason why the excess number of deaths has dropped below the five-year average for the fifth consecutive week, say experts.Excess deaths compare the number of deaths in a given week and the five-year average for that week. They are considered the most reliable measure of the impact of Covid-19. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
US missionary accused over Uganda child deaths settles out of court
28. julij 2020 (14:45)
No liability admitted over deaths of two children at NGO run by Renee Bach and her organisation Serving His ChildrenLawyers for US missionary Renee Bach have reached an out of court settlement with two mothers whose children died at a centre she ran in Uganda.Without admitting liability, Bach and the organisation she founded, Serving His Children (SHC), have agreed to pay Zubeda Gimbo and Annet Kakai 35,000,000 Ugandan Shillings each (£7,335), according to a judgment on Tuesday. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Clapped out of ICU, dead days later: the secondary impact of Covid-19
28. julij 2020 (14:32)
Dr Rudresh Pathak’s fatal stroke highlights brain complications and blood clots associated with severe casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Rudresh Pathak finally left intensive care after 81 days, staff at Pilgrim hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire – where he had worked as a consultant psychiatrist for nearly three decades – lined the corridors to applaud.Though visibly weak, the 65-year-old, who is thought to be one of a few patients in the UK to have remained on a ventilator with Covid-19 for so long, clapped along. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Johnny Depp's lawyer calls Amber Heard a 'compulsive liar' and 'abuser'
28. julij 2020 (13:30)
High court hears closing remarks on final day of three-week libel case exposing couple’s troubled relationshipAmber Heard was a “compulsive liar” and the “abuser” in her marriage to Johnny Depp, the high court was told on the final day of the three-week libel case that has exposed the couple’s troubled relationship.“From the big points to the small points, Ms Heard has proved herself to be a wholly unreliable witness, and, frankly, a compulsive liar, and I don’t say that lightly,” David Sherborne, Depp’s lawyer, told the court in his closing submissions. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Gold eases from new $1,980 record as dollar lifts ahead of Fed meeting – business live
28. julij 2020 (12:54)
Precious metals rally cools amid profit-takingStock markets slip back, reversing earlier gains on Covid-19 vaccine hopes and progress with US $1tn stimulus package; luxury stocks fallNIESR: global GDP to fall 5% in 2020; UK to shrink 10% 1.50pm BST This map shows the current travel restrictions around the world.Internationally, the world is largely locked up says Brian Pierce of IATA (You can check current restrictions on 1.41pm BST Air cargo is a brighter spot – and could help make up some of the shortfall in passenger traffic, in particular business travel, as firms have switched to home working and online conference calls, IATA said.Over the next couple of years, cargo could replace biz travel as a significant revenue source. Says IATA.IATA also concerned business travel levels will never return to pre-Covid-19 times, citing the likes of Zoom and work from home + businesses cutting back on travel expenditure Continue reading... (The Guardian)