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Mother charged with murder of twin girls and sister days after finishing quarantine in New Zealand

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:56
Lauren Dickason, 40, has been charged with the murder of her two-year-old twins, Maya and Karla, and their six-year-old sister Liane.
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Ministers SCRAP the travel traffic light system in favour of a 'go/no go' scheme

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:54
Ministers today announced they are replacing the current international travel traffic light scheme with a simplified go and no-go system.
Categories: UK News

UK's Covid cases fall 13% in a week to 32,651 (even with two days of figures from Scotland)

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:46
Today's figures included two days of data for Scotland, which did not report any cases yesterday because of a 'technical issue'. But cases continued to trend downwards despite the lag
Categories: UK News

New Labour architect Lord Mandelson says he would 'love' to work in Keir Starmer government

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:46
Lord Mandelson, one of the architects of New Labour, urged Sir Keir to do more to 'project his personality' in a bid to win round more voters in the next general election.
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Russian girl, 12, reveals she is PREGNANT as police interrogate her adult ex-boyfriend 'rapist'

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:44
The schoolgirl, named Dasha, went public with her pregnancy to 'hit back at web trolls' and told Russian channel NTV she initially pretended to her then boyfriend that she was 16.
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Are millennials killing classic British dishes?

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:32
A new study by supermarket Aldi has revealed that a third of Brits have never tried black pudding , toad in a hole, Eton mess and bubble and squeak.
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How long till some drunkard puts a foot through one of BT's 'iconic, digital smart city communication hubs'?

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:32
Phonebox upgrade dishes out internet and more in Kensington and Chelsea

BT was joined by local dignitaries including the Mayor of Kensington to cut the silk sash on its 21st-century phone box that gives people access to free Gigabit Wi-Fi, rapid mobile phone charging, and free calls if needed.…

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Four arrested including boy, 16, for 'plotting Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue' in Germany

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:28
The four detentions took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, in Hagen, Germany. It comes two years after a deadly attack in another German city, Halle, on the same holiday.
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Over 60 South Korean Crypto Exchanges Set To Suspend Services Next Week

Slashdot - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:21
More than 60 cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea must notify customers of a partial or full suspension of trading by Friday midnight, a week before a new regulation comes into effect. An anonymous reader writes: To continue operating, exchanges must register with the Financial Intelligence Unit by Sept. 24, providing a security certificate from the internet security agency. They must also partner with banks to ensure real-name accounts. Exchanges that have not registered must shut down services after Sept. 24, while those that have registered but failed to secure partnerships with banks will be prohibited from trading in won. "Should some or all services need to be closed, (exchanges) should notify customers of the expected closing date and procedures to withdraw money by at least seven days before the closure," the Financial Services Commision said earlier this week. It said this should be completed no later than Sept. 17.

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Council pledges never to sell land to assist housing developments for other authorities

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:12
Harlow Council is now set to submit a formal objection to Epping Forest District Council's Local Development Plan
Categories: Essex News

The top 10 countries that have seen property prices rocket

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:02
Israel came in a first place with the average house price increasing 345.7 per cent. A square metre cost £6,920 in 2020, up from £1,553 a decade earlier.
Categories: UK News

Climate change: Coral reef cover has been decimated by HALF since the 1950s

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:00
The first comprehensive, global look at the effect of pressures like climate change on reef ecosystem services has been conducted by researchers led from the University of British Columbia.
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FAA BANS drone flights showing 10K migrants living in filth under Del Rio bridge

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:54
The FAA implemented a flight ban over the Acuna International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas Thursday claiming it was to prevent 'drones interfering with law enforcement flights'.
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Princess Beatrice at Forget Me Not Children's Hospice in Huddersfield

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:51
Last week, the Queen's granddaughter, 33, visited the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice in Huddersfield, of which she is Patron, to mark a decade of its Russell House unit being built.
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Apple threatened to remove Facebook from the App Store in 2019 over human trafficking, report claims

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:50
Apple threatened to remove Facebook's apps from the App Store in 2019 over human trafficking concerns in the Middle East. Offenders advertised women as domestic works, but sold them as slaves.
Categories: UK News

Boy, eight, who died after THREE doctors missed signs of meningitis was 'failed' by hospital staff

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:46
Logan Jones, from Magor, Monmouthshire, died on November 19, 2019, after he left the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, South Wales, without being seen by a doctor as his mother took him home.
Categories: UK News

Planning permission approved to transform Vange's The Barge pub into Islamic Centre

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:42
Planning permission was granted subject to 21 conditions
Categories: Essex News

Taliban 'bans female members of staff from entering the ministry of women's affairs'

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:41
The Taliban, who seized control of Afghanistan last month last amid the chaotic US withdrawal, locked women out of the building today as workers swapped the signs outside the department.
Categories: UK News

Tencent Opens WeChat To Rivals' Links as App Walls Crumble

Slashdot - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:41
Tencent allowed users of its main WeChat social media service to link to rivals' content for the first time in years, taking initial steps to comply with Beijing's call to dismantle walls around platforms run by the country's online giants. From a report: From Friday, users who upgrade to the latest version of the messaging service can access external services such as Alibaba's Taobao online mall or ByteDance's video app Douyin, both of which were previously walled off from WeChat's billion-plus members. That applies however only to one-on-one messaging, not group chats nor Facebook-like Moments pages. While it's unclear whether the social giant has opened up more of its scores of online services, it's a major step for Tencent, which along with Alibaba and ByteDance controls vast swathes of China's internet. In a statement announcing the move Friday, Tencent said it will also provide ways for its users to report suspicious content, and work on features for sharing links in wider group discussions. China's top technology regulator has warned internet firms to stop blocking links to rival services, prising open so-called walled gardens in a broader campaign to curb their growing monopoly on data and protect consumers. The government has accused a handful of companies of unfairly protecting their respective spheres: Tencent in social media via WeChat, Alibaba in e-commerce with Taobao and Tmall and, more recently, ByteDance in video via TikTok-cousin Douyin.

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Snowflake doubters voice reservations over data warehouse's attempt to break into financial services

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:38
On-prem systems hold advantages in terms of known costs, say insiders

Cloud-based data warehouse darling Snowflake has launched its latest venture into financial services, while Teradata, something of a stalwart in data warehousing for banks and insurers, is attempting to broaden its appeal with machine learning implementations.…

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