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Coronavirus live news: Israel to offer Pfizer booster shot as efficacy wanes, say reports; Japan’s daily cases exceed 10,000

Campaign will in effect turn Israel into testing ground for company’s booster; case high comes amid another record day of 3,865 infections in TokyoFrance criticises being left on England’s ‘amber plus’ listOnce a Covid success story, South Korea sweats through summer of Delta surgeFive Cuban generals dead in recent days – is the Covid spike to blame?UK Covid updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.16pm BST Greece’s south Aegean islands have been marked “dark red” on the European Cen...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, England, Greece, Israel, World news, BBC News, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, ECDC, Public Health England, Rhodes, Aegean, Disease Prevention and Control


UK Covid live: vaccines have prevented 60,000 deaths and 22m infections in England, new research suggests

Latest updates: new figures came ahead of publication of Public Health England’s latest vaccine surveillance reportRaab: vaccine passports aimed at encouraging young to get jabbedLack of quarantine at England’s borders ‘risks havoc of Covid variants’Coronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.22pm BST Prof Jonathan Van-Tam, the deputy chief medical officer for England, told BBC News a few minutes ago that new research suggests that vaccines have prevented 22 million...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Travel & leisure, UK News, BBC News, Boris Johnson, Public Health England, Dominic Raab, Jonathan Van Tam, Tim Spector, Coronavirus


Tesco offers £1,000 joining bonus for HGV lorry drivers - BBC News

Tesco offers £1,000 joining bonus for HGV lorry drivers   BBC News
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Superhero Bits: John Constantine Leaving ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Lucifer’ Final Season Teaser & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.) In this edition of Superhero Bits: The roster for a rumored Marvel fighting game may have leaked DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is losing John Constantine soon Get a sneak peek at the final season of Lucifer, co...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, BBC News, Features, Netflix, Reddit, John, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Deadpool, Stan Lee, Marvel Studios, Ava, Lucifer


Tesco Bank to close all its current accounts - BBC News

Tesco Bank to close all its current accounts   BBC News
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Meet the people who warn the world about new covid variants

In March, when covid cases began spiking around India, Bani Jolly went hunting for answers in the virus’s genetic code.  Researchers in the UK had just set the scientific world ablaze with news that a covid variant called B.1.1.7—soon to be referred to as alpha—was to blame for skyrocketing case counts there. Jolly, a third-year PhD student at the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi, expected to find that it was driving infections in her country too.  Because he...
Tags: UK, Australia, Scotland, India, BBC News, Yale, Innovation, Delta, Brazil, Who, University of Cambridge, New Delhi, UCSC, Jolly, UC Santa Cruz, Yale School of Public Health


Pegasus spyware seller: Blame our customers not us for hacking

NSO Group tells BBC News: "The finger-pointing should be at the customer."
Tags: News, BBC News, Pegasus, NSO Group


Premier League stars to be forced to get COVID vaccine in case of Lockdown

 Holding a COVID passport (proof of having had two doses of the COVID vaccine) is set to be made mandatory at sports events and nightclubs in the UK from October 1st, something which has divided opinion. “Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough” UK PM Boris Johnson says that after all over-18s have had the chance to get both Covid jabs, full vaccination will be required for entry into “nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather”https://t.co/EZJkjkCXF1 pic.twitter.com/q0UpIP3...
Tags: UK, England, Sport, BBC News, Soccer, Premier League, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City, Boris Johnson, Wolfsburg, Walsall, Troyes, Wout Weghorst, Dean Smith, Craig Shakespeare


Premier League stars going to be forced to get COVID vaccine in case of Lockdown

 The introduction of the COVID passport (proof of having had two doses of the COVID vaccine) is being made mandatory at sports events and nightclubs in the UK from October 1st, something which has divided opinion. “Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough” UK PM Boris Johnson says that after all over-18s have had the chance to get both Covid jabs, full vaccination will be required for entry into “nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather”https://t.co/EZJkjkCXF1 pic.twitter.c...
Tags: UK, England, Sport, BBC News, Soccer, Premier League, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City, Boris Johnson, Wolfsburg, Walsall, Troyes, Wout Weghorst, Dean Smith, Craig Shakespeare


Man Behind LinkedIn Scraping Said He Grabbed 700 Million Profiles 'For Fun'

The man behind last month's scraping of LinkedIn data, which exposed the location, phone numbers, and inferred salaries of 700 million users, says that he did it "for fun" -- though he is also selling the data. 9to5Mac reports: BBC News spoke with the man who took the data, under the name Tom Liner: "How would you feel if all your information was catalogued by a hacker and put into a monster spreadsheet with millions of entries, to be sold online to the highest paying cyber-criminal? That's what...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, BBC News, Tom, Tom Liner


Brazilian president hospitalized for 10 days of hiccups

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, 66, was admitted to the hospital yesterday after suffering hiccups for ten days that apparently still haven't stopped. He may have to undergo surgery, according to his physician. From the BBC News: He is being transferred to a hospital in São Paulo to undergo tests for an obstructed intestine. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Medical, BBC News, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Jair Bolsonaro, Hiccups


Sainsbury's and Tesco to encourage mask-wearing from Monday - BBC News

Sainsbury's and Tesco to encourage mask-wearing from Monday   BBC News
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Police operations at Wembley Euro 2020 Final didn’t fail says Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Violence at Wembley The events at Wembley on Sunday saw videos of violence emerge from London and specifically outside and even in the  stadium.Hundreds of fans stormed the ground to gain entry without having tickets on them and were successful. Footage shows fans trying to force their way into Wembley Stadium without tickets for the Euro 2020 final between England and Italyhttps://t.co/SeOtER4Hse pic.twitter.com/ZdoJMOFvaM — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) July 12, 2021 Fans inside the stadium were s...
Tags: UK, England, London, Sport, BBC News, Soccer, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Tyrone Mings, Lando Norris, Priti Patel, Connors, Jane Connors


Biden praises anti-government protestors in Cuba after largest demonstrations against Communist regime in years

People take part in a demonstration to support the government of the Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, on July 11, 2021. Yamil Lage/Getty Images Biden on Monday praised ant-government protestors in Cuba for their bravery. "The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people," Biden said. The protests in Cuba marked the largest demonstrations the country has seen in years. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Monday showered praise...
Tags: Politics, News, International, Trends, Joe Biden, BBC News, Cnn, United States, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Raul, Havana, Castro, Communist Party, Matthew Yglesias


The growing Gulf rivalry that's pushing up oil prices - BBC News #SaudiArabia #UAE

The growing Gulf rivalry that's pushing up oil prices - BBC News A bitter public rift between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia over oil production quotas this week caused talks between the world's biggest oil-producing nations to be abandoned and left energy markets in limbo, pushing oil prices to a six-year high.The 23 nations in Opec+, which comprises the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel and allied producers like Russia, had to postpone their negotiations ind...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, BBC News, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, SaudiArabia UAE, Ben Cahill, Washington Abu Dhabi


Launching the AI Academy for small newsrooms

As people searched for the latest information on COVID-19 last year, including school reopenings and travel restrictions, the BBC recognized they needed to find new ways of bringing their journalism to their audiences. They released a new online tool, the BBC Corona Bot, which uses artificial intelligence to draw on BBC News’ explanatory journalism. It responds with an answer to a reader’s specific question where possible, or points to health authorities’ websites when appropriate. AI technology...
Tags: Africa, Bbc, BBC News, Schibsted, Ai, Europe Middle East, Polis, GNI, David Dieudonné, Google News Initiative, JournalismAI, BBC Corona Bot, AI Academy for Small Newsrooms, Spain El Pais


Antiques Roadshow's Fiona Bruce rocks short bob in stunning throwback snap

Whether it's Question Time, Antiques Roadshow or the BBC News at Ten, Fiona Bruce has...
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British Right To Repair Law Comes Into Force Today, But Excludes Smartphones and Computers

A British right to repair law comes into force today, requiring manufacturers to make spares available to both consumers and third-party repair companies. However, despite claiming to cover "televisions and other electronic displays," the law somehow excludes smartphones and laptops. 9to5Mac reports: The European Union introduced a right to repair law back in March, and the UK agreed prior to Brexit that it would introduce its own version. BBC News reports: "From Thursday, manufacturers will hav...
Tags: UK, Tech, Manufacturers, European Union, BBC News, Brexit


Anna Foster announces departure from BBC Radio 5 Live

BBC Radio 5 Live Drive co-host Anna Foster is leaving the station to take up a new job in Beirut. Anna will depart 5 Live after a decade on Drive to become the BBC’s Middle East correspondent. A replacement has not yet been announced but the corporation says one will be in the near future. The move shakes up the station’s schedule, as Nicky Campbell is leaving Breakfast to host a new mid-morning show soon. In a post on social media, Anna said: “16 years after I first arrived it’s time to do s...
Tags: Bbc, BBC News, People, Radio, Middle East, Anna, Beirut, Tony, BBC Radio, Newsbeat, Bbc Radio 5 Live, Anna Foster, Nicky Campbell, BBC Radio Cleveland, Tony Livesey Anna Stewart


CAA Signs U.K.-Based ‘Slow News’ Podcast and Audio Platform Tortoise Media

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed audio-first British media platform Tortoise Media. Tortoise Media, which focuses on “slow news,” was co-founded by James Harding, a former BBC News director and Times of London editor; Katie Vanneck-Smith, the former president of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones; and Matthew Barzun, former U.S. Ambassador to the […]
Tags: News, Global, BBC News, Podcasting, James Harding, Caa, Wall Street Journal, Matthew Barzun, Katie Vanneck Smith, Times of London, Creative Artists Agency CAA, CAA Signs U K Based ` Slow News


Anti-vaccine groups used Telegram to send 'apparent death threats' to BBC journalists, report says

Anti-lockdown protests in London. Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images Telegram users reportedly shared BBC journalists' addresses and info in an anti-vaccination group. BBC News asked staff to undergo training for handling "in-person" attacks, The Observer reported. Attacks on reporters hit unprecedented levels in 2020, The Committee to Protect Journalists said. See more stories on Insider's business page. BBC News is said to have tightened its newsroom security...
Tags: Apps, New York, London, News, Media, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, BBC News, Unesco, The Observer, Journalists, Telegram, Committee to Protect Journalists


Brazil hits 500,000 COVID-19 deaths as the Amazon Gamma variant accelerates virus contagion

Demonstrators gather with signs and flags during a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro's administration on June 19, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil Cristina Szucinski/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The number of coronavirus-related deaths passed 500,000 in Brazil on Saturday. Only the US, with 600,000+ deaths, surpasses Brazil. Protesters took to the streets of every Brazilian city to protest Bolsonaro's pandemic response. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number...
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Senate, US, Trends, BBC News, Cnn, Healthcare, News UK, Brazil, Pfizer, Reuters, Death Toll, Gamma, Fiocruz


The Black Box Inventor Was Told to Drop the Idea

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/space-age/the-inventor-of-the-black-box-was-told-to-drop-the-idea-and-get-on-with-blowing-up-fuel-tanks Warren was studying for his amateur radio license when a World War II ban on hobby radio forced him to redirect his efforts to chemistry sets. But when Warren gave his supervisor Technical Memorandum 142, describing the use of a wire to record several minutes of cockpit conversation, his boss showed no enthusiasm. Warren was told to pass the idea to the i...
Tags: Business, BBC News, Warren, Product Management, Curated


Brexit: GB chilled meat ban 'will not hit NI Tesco supplies' - BBC News

Brexit: GB chilled meat ban 'will not hit NI Tesco supplies'   BBC News
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New Executive Editor appointed at BBC Radio Solent

Debby Moyse, currently Deputy UK Editor, BBC Newsgathering at BBC News has been appointed as Executive Editor of BBC Radio Solent. Debby has been with the BBC for over 30 years, starting at BBC Radio Leicester before moving on to be part of the launch team on BBC Radio 5 Live. The appointment comes as the station’s former Editor, Sarah Miller, took voluntary redundancy and left the corporation last year along with six other local radio Editors. Chris Burns Head of Audio and Digital for BBC En...
Tags: UK, England, Digital, Bbc, BBC News, People, Radio, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Leicester, Local Radio, BBC Radio Solent, Station News, Debby, Sarah Miller, Tim Boswell, Debby Moyse


Fiona Hill, the Russia expert who testified at Trump's first impeachment trial, is helping Biden prep for his first meeting with Putin, report says

Fiona Hill testifying at former President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial. Erin Scott/Reuters Biden is meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Fiona Hill, a top Russia expert, is among those helping Biden prep for the summit, Axios reported. Hill served in the Trump White House and testified at the former president's first impeachment trial. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former White House national security advisor who testified at former ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, BBC News, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump, Hill, Trump White House


Fiona Hill, the Russia expert who testified during Trump's first impeachment, is helping Biden prep for his first meeting with Putin, report says

Fiona Hill testifying at former President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial. Erin Scott/Reuters President Joe Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Fiona Hill, a top Russia expert, is among those helping Biden prep for the summit, Axios reported. Hill served in the Trump White House and testified for Donald Trump's first impeachment. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former White House national security advisor who testified ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, BBC News, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump, Reuters, Hill


Amazon is activating its Sidewalk network today, automatically connecting Echo and Ring devices with those owned by strangers. Here's how to opt out.

A general view of an Amazon Echo smart speaker. Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images Amazon's Sidewalk connects your Alexa devices with your neighbors' to strengthen WiFi. The firm is automatically activating it on Wednesday for anyone with Echo and Ring products. Amazon has faced pushback over user data privacy concerns regarding the shared network. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is activating "Sidewalk" on Wednesday, automatically connecting all eli...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, News, Trends, BBC News, Retail, Amazon Echo, Data Privacy, Alexa, Ring, University of Surrey, Alan Woodward, Tech Insider, Andrew Matthews, Aine Cain, Katie Canales


Half of adults in UK watched porn during pandemic, says Ofcom

Research shows PornHub has bigger audience than BBC News – and people increasingly live lives onlineHalf the adult population of the UK watched online pornography during the pandemic, according to a projection by Ofcom which lays bare the activities of the 26 million individuals who view adult material.By far the most popular pornography site was PornHub, which was visited by 50% of all males and 16% of all females in the UK in September 2020 – giving the site a far larger audience than mainstre...
Tags: UK, Media, Internet, UK News, BBC News, Culture, Television industry, Ofcom, Pornography, Internet Safety, Pornhub, BBC News Continue


Turkey's president vows to 'save' the country from the largest outbreak of 'sea snot' on record

An aerial view showing 'sea snot' on Turkey's Marmara Sea on June 4, 2021. YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images Turkey's Sea of Marmara has seen the largest outbreak of "sea snot" on record. The President has promised to "save our seas" from the substance caused by pollution. It is causing problems for marine life and the fishing industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Turkey's President Erdogan has promised to save the country's seas from "sea snot...
Tags: Science, News, Greece, Trends, Turkey, Bbc, BBC News, Pollution, News UK, Erdogan, Sky News, Black Sea, Istanbul, Afp, Marmara Sea, Aegean Sea