Space agencies seek ideas on how 5G and technology could boost logistics

Space agencies seek ideas on how 5G and technology could boost logistics

Call for proposals comes in joint effort by the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency (ESA) and DCMS.

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Donald Trump claims improved ties as he hosts Mexico’s president

Donald Trump claims improved ties as he hosts Mexico’s president

The US president had frequently made disparaging remarks about Mexicans when running for office.

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Fruit, vegetables and whole grains ‘linked to lower risk of Type 2 diabetes’

Fruit, vegetables and whole grains ‘linked to lower risk of Type 2 diabetes’

Experts found that even a modest increase of these foods as part of a healthy diet could help prevent Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity.

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Task force makes policy recommendations for Joe Biden’s presidential bid

Task force makes policy recommendations for Joe Biden’s presidential bid

The former vice president has worked with former rival Bernie Sanders to try and maintain Democratic Party unity.

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Social isolation may increase susceptibility to Covid-19, scientist claims

Social isolation may increase susceptibility to Covid-19, scientist claims

Previous research suggests social stressors are linked to an increased vulnerability to upper respiratory viruses.

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US Supreme Court backs Trump rule on birth control coverage

US Supreme Court backs Trump rule on birth control coverage

Employers can decline to offer birth control to employees on religious or moral grounds.

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Scientists may have found new dinosaur species that roamed the ancient Arctic

Scientists may have found new dinosaur species that roamed the ancient Arctic

The findings are based on a ‘rare’ piece of dinosaur jawbone thought to a juvenile dromaeosaurid dinosaur.

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Ancient perforated shells ‘show evidence of one of the earliest use of strings’

Ancient perforated shells ‘show evidence of one of the earliest use of strings’

The shells, thought to be around 120,000 years old, were found at the Qafzeh Cave in Israel.

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Serbian leader backtracks on virus lockdown after protest

Serbian leader backtracks on virus lockdown after protest

Opponents blame the Serbian leader for contributing to the spike in deaths and new cases after he lifted the previous lockdown measures.

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Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States hit three million

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States hit three million

But US health officials say the real number of infections is probably 10 times higher, or close to 10% of the population.

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Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of ‘building a dossier' as later 'insurance policy’

Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of ‘building a dossier' as later 'insurance policy’

Johnny Depp has accused his ex-wife of “building a dossier” from early in their relationship as an “insurance policy for later”.

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Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife Amber Heard

Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife Amber Heard

Johnny Depp has denied slapping his ex-wife Amber Heard after she laughed at his "Wino Forever" tattoo, as he faced further questioning on the second day of high-profile ...

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People trapped after crane collapses on house in east London

People trapped after crane collapses on house in east London

London Fire Brigade said a 20-metre crane collapsed on to a terraced house in Bow.

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Neutron stars locked in orbit ‘could shed light on universe’s biggest mysteries’

Neutron stars locked in orbit ‘could shed light on universe’s biggest mysteries’

Scientists believe these stars will eventually collide around half a billion years from now.

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Serbian leader backtracks on virus lockdown after protest

Serbian leader backtracks on virus lockdown after protest

Opponents blame the Serbian leader for contributing to the spike in deaths and new cases after he lifted the previous lockdown measures.

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Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools do not reopen

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools do not reopen

He did not immediately say what funding he would cut off or under what authority he had to make the move.

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Harvard and MIT sue to block rule on international students

Harvard and MIT sue to block rule on international students

The guidance says international students will not be exempt even if an outbreak forces their schools online during the autumn term.

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UK slashes VAT to 5% on meals and accommodation in bid to help hospitality sector

UK slashes VAT to 5% on meals and accommodation in bid to help hospitality sector

British chancellor Rishi Sunak said the move is aimed to support hospitality and tourism firms hit hard by the pandemic.

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Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife over ‘Wino Forever’ tattoo

Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife over ‘Wino Forever’ tattoo

The Hollywood actor is giving evidence in his high-profile libel trial against The Sun newspaper.

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UK-EU negotiations will continue ‘in good faith’ to reach ‘fair’ deal says Michel Barnier

UK-EU negotiations will continue ‘in good faith’ to reach ‘fair’ deal says Michel Barnier

The EU’s Michel Barnier and the UK Prime Minsiter’s Europe adviser, David Frost, held talks over dinner in Downing Street.

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WHO boss pulls out of UK event after US withdrawal announced

WHO boss pulls out of UK event after US withdrawal announced

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was due to address an online event from Chatham House.

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Hong Kong sees opening of Beijing national security office

Hong Kong sees opening of Beijing national security office

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam joined her predecessors Leung Chun-ying and Tung Chee-hwa in marking the opening.

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WHO says Sri Lanka and Maldives have eliminated measles and rubella

WHO says Sri Lanka and Maldives have eliminated measles and rubella

The UN health agency praised the efforts of countries in the region to continue vaccinating children while battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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New French PM defends promotion of minister accused of rape

New French PM defends promotion of minister accused of rape

Jean Castex’s vigorous expression of support for Gerald Darmanin follows protests by women’s rights groups.

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German prosecutors close probe into 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

German prosecutors close probe into 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

Thirteen people were killed, including three children, and more than 200 others injured when a bomb exploded at the annual beer festival in Munich.

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Trump niece’s book offers scathing portrayal of president

Trump niece’s book offers scathing portrayal of president

Mary L Trump writes that Donald Trump’s re-election would be catastrophic and that ‘lying, cheating, and sowing division are all he knows’.

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Johnny Depp facing second day of questioning in libel claim against The Sun

Johnny Depp facing second day of questioning in libel claim against The Sun

The actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers over an April 2018 article which labelled him a ‘wife beater’.

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Scientists create genetically modified plant as alternative to fish oils

Scientists create genetically modified plant as alternative to fish oils

A new seed oil plant is a source for omega-3 fats normally found in oily fish.

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Japan battered by more heavy rain as floods death toll nears 60

Japan battered by more heavy rain as floods death toll nears 60

Across the country, about 3.6 million people were advised to evacuate.

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Bolsonaro says he is recovering from Covid-19 due to hydroxychloroquine treament

Bolsonaro says he is recovering from Covid-19 due to hydroxychloroquine treament

The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask.

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How animal sounds could ‘help shed light on mysteries of human speech’

How animal sounds could ‘help shed light on mysteries of human speech’

Scientists have found that creatures who try to sound ‘bigger’ are good at learning sounds.

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Bail hearing set for Ghislaine Maxwell in New York

Bail hearing set for Ghislaine Maxwell in New York

The 58-year-old will face charges that she recruited women and girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.

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Mississippi’s Jackson council votes to relocate statue of president

Mississippi’s Jackson council votes to relocate statue of president

It comes as globally people reconsider monuments to historical figures with connections to slavery and racism.

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Increase in rare brain inflammation linked to Covid-19, scientists say

Increase in rare brain inflammation linked to Covid-19, scientists say

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis affects the brain and spinal cord and often follows on from a minor infection.

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Protesters vent fury as Serbia’s president reimposes lockdown

Protesters vent fury as Serbia’s president reimposes lockdown

It follows a spike in Covid-19 cases.

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Doctors at Vatican hospital separate conjoined twins whose skulls were fused

Doctors at Vatican hospital separate conjoined twins whose skulls were fused

Ervina and Prefina Bangalo, were born in 2018 in Mbaiki, Central African Republic.

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Brother pays tribute after death of world’s longest-surviving conjoined twins

Brother pays tribute after death of world’s longest-surviving conjoined twins

Twins Donnie and Ronnie Galyon died on July 4 aged 68.

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Serbia reintroduces lockdown after highest daily Covid-19 death toll

Serbia reintroduces lockdown after highest daily Covid-19 death toll

The country’s president said a curfew will probably last from 6pm on Friday until 5am on Monday.

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Trains hit each other head-on in fatal collision near Czech-German border

Trains hit each other head-on in fatal collision near Czech-German border

At least two people have died in the crash.

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Deutsche Bank agrees to payout for Epstein dealings

Deutsche Bank agrees to payout for Epstein dealings

Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A Lacewell said the bank failed to properly monitor Epstein’s account activity.

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Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask.

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Seeing results of large emission cuts on global warming may take decades – study

Seeing results of large emission cuts on global warming may take decades – study

Researchers estimate that even for the most optimistic scenarios, it will take at least 15 years to establish the impact of emission cuts.

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Hundreds of drones light up South Korean sky with coronavirus messages

Hundreds of drones light up South Korean sky with coronavirus messages

The display in Seoul saw more than 300 drones take flight for a 10-minute show.

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EU forecasts deeper economic hit from coronavirus pandemic

EU forecasts deeper economic hit from coronavirus pandemic

The European Commission predicts that the 27-nation EU economy will contract by 8.3% this year.

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Iraqis mourn expert shot dead by unknown gunmen in Baghdad

Iraqis mourn expert shot dead by unknown gunmen in Baghdad

Hisham al-Hashimi was a leading expert on the so-called Islamic State group and other militant organisations.

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Barnier and Frost to dine on fish as they discuss Brexit trade deal at Number 10

Barnier and Frost to dine on fish as they discuss Brexit trade deal at Number 10

The two negotiators will be joined by their teams for further talks on Wednesday.

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Russian space official charged with treason

Russian space official charged with treason

Ivan Safronov is accused of relaying sensitive data to a spy agency of a Nato member.

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Rate of coronavirus infections in locked-down Leicester falling, says UK Health Secretary

Rate of coronavirus infections in locked-down Leicester falling, says UK Health Secretary

The seven-day infection rate in the city has fallen from 135 cases per 100,000 people to 117, the Health Secretary said.

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21 dead after bus plunges into lake in China

21 dead after bus plunges into lake in China

The passengers included high school students taking nationwide university entrance exams.

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Tear gas fired and arrests made as Kenyans protest against police brutality

Tear gas fired and arrests made as Kenyans protest against police brutality

About 100 people took part in demonstrations across the capital, Nairobi.

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