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Brazil's health minister shook hands with a maskless Boris Johnson at the UN. Then he tested positive for COVID-19.

Brazilian health minister Marcelo Queiroga looks on the speech of President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro during an event to launch a new register for professional workers of the fish industry at Planalto Government Palace on June 29, 2021 in Brasilia, Brazil. Photo by Andressa Anholete/Getty Images Brazil's health minister announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came just one day after he met with maskless UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Brazilian diplo...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United Nations, Brazil, Guardian, Un, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Andrzej Duda, United Nations General Assembly, EUA, Antonio Guterres


The 25 Best Horror Movies, Ranked

Halloween means Halloween movies — and for some, Halloween movies most definitely means horror movies. To help you make the most of the fall season, we’ve put together a countdown of the 25 best horror movies of all time, from “Psycho” to “A Quiet Place.” The list is based on horror rankings from the movie-review aggregate site Metacritic. Movies are ordered from good to excellent — there are no bad horror movies on this list. Most ties were broken by looking at the total number of reviews that ...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, Hbo, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lionsgate, Amc, Tim Burton, NFL, Los Angeles, Iran, Netflix, Atlantic, Robert Pattinson, Stephen Sondheim, Donald Sutherland


A shortage of CO2 gas in the UK could cause Christmas to be 'canceled,' warns industry boss

sign on empty shelves inform customers of a lack of products at a Sainsburys supermarket on September 19, 2021 in London, England. Gaps in supermarket shelves have appeared more frequently as a shortage of lorry drivers disrupted supply chains. Now, rising energy prices have disrupted the production of C02, a gas critical to the production and transport of meat, bread, beer and more. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) An energy shortage has cut the supply of CO2 in the UK - an essen...
Tags: UK, News, Christmas, Trends, Supply Chain, Bbc, Britain, Guardian, Sainsburys, Defra, Sky News, Brexit, Bernard Matthews, Wright, Ranjit Singh Boparan, Sisters Food Group


‘The cover is like a piece of art in itself’: 32 years of Guardian Weekend magazine

Since its creation in late 1988, the Guardian’s Saturday supplement has been lauded for front covers and features that have caught the eye and sparked joy or sometimes controversy. As its final edition is published, some of the team who worked on it explain how they brought the magazine to life In 1988, Guardian editor Peter Preston was feeling jealous. The recently launched Independent had a new supplement on Saturday. Edited by the late Alexander Chancellor, it was shot artfully in black and w...
Tags: Media, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Culture, Art and design, Magazines, The Guardian, Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, Guardian Weekend, Peter Preston, Alexander Chancellor


LAPD to stop requesting civilians’ social security numbers after backlash

Department says it will remove social security numbers from ‘field interview cards’, which Guardian investigated in recent reportThe Los Angeles police department (LAPD) has moved to end its practice of requesting the social security numbers of civilians officers question, after immigrants’ rights advocates raised concerns about potential violations of sanctuary laws meant to protect undocumented residents.The Guardian reported last week on internal documents showing that LAPD was instructing of...
Tags: Los Angeles, US news, US policing, Guardian, US immigration, Lapd


Superhero Bits: Tom Hardy Spotted In Spider-Man: No Way Home Hat, Shang-Chi's Ten Rings Design Evolution & 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.)The Ten Rings in "Shang-Chi" almost had a more complex color schemeTom Hardy was spotted in a "Spider-Man: No Way Home" promotional hatMarvel star Simu Liu is in a little hot water due to old internet comment...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Instagram, Robert Pattinson, Reddit, Guardian, Batman, Marvel Comics, Sony Pictures Television, Tom Hardy, Cool Stuff, Kelly, Joey, Walker, Wong


Budget overruns and culture clashes over long vacations plagued the $50 billion submarine deal France got booted from in favor of the US and UK

An Australian Collins-class diesel-electric submarine in Sydney in 2016. France was in September 2021 dropped as the partner due to build their replacements. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images France's deal to build Australia's new submarines was dogged by years of problems. They came to a head this week when Australia ditched France and struck a deal with the UK and US. As costs ballooned, officials were "stunned" by the French taking a month vacation each summer. See more stories o...
Tags: Politics, UK, Australia, France, US, Trends, New York Times, Paris, News UK, Sydney, Guardian, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Collins, Submarines, Jean Yves Le Drian


The Silicon Valley wealthy have become super doomsday preppers by buying remote New Zealand properties, getting eye surgeries, and stockpiling ammo and food

Peter Thiel. Shutterstock and Neilson Barnard/Getty Some of Silicon Valley's wealthiest have developed a penchant for prepping for the apocalypse. They're turning to Lasik eye surgery and multimillion-dollar real-estate investments in New Zealand. Investing for the end of the world has been embraced by the uber-rich, many of whom exist in Silicon Valley. The so-called doomsday prepper community has been preparing for disaster, especially since the pandemic hit in March 2020.A divis...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, News, Nbc, Life, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Features, New York Times, New Zealand, Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel


Google faces calls to compensate thousands of underpaid temp workers after 'massive moral failing' uncovered

Google's logo seen at its Mountain View campus. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Google faces calls to compensate thousands of temporary workers it has historically underpaid. More than 140 Google employees signed a petition calling the situation a 'massive moral failing.' Google said it was committed to undertaking a 'thorough review' of the situation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google employees are calling on the tech giant to...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, Technology, US, Trends, New York Times, Poland, Guardian, Mountain View, Alphabet, Don, Netherlands France, Tech Insider, Getty Images Google, Katie Canales


How a rogue doctor who called the vaccine 'needle rape' was made an Idaho public-health official in its worst COVID crisis yet

Dr Ryan Cole talking to KTVB from his Boise, Idaho lab in December 2020. KTVB/YouTube A doctor who called the COVID-19 vaccine "needle rape" made it to one of Idaho's top health boards. Dr Ryan Cole, a pathologist with no public health experience, was championed by the GOP. His victory came as Idaho was overrun with severe COVID-19 cases, its lowest ebb in the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. In Boise, Idaho, a doctor in a lab coat offered comforting words to ...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, America, Trends, Public Health, Gop, Idaho, News UK, Guardian, Mayo Clinic, Valley, BOISE Idaho, Davidson, AFD, Daniel Horowitz


Hillary Clinton: US still faces ‘real battle for democracy’ – video

Hillary Clinton said the US was still in a 'real battle for our democracy' against pro-Trump forces on the far right who are seeking to entrench minority rule and turn back the clock on women’s rights.Speaking at a Guardian Live event on Monday, Clinton said she believed there was majority support for Joe Biden’s agenda of huge investment in infrastructure and budget support for families. 'But the other side wants to rule by minority,' she told the Guardian's Jonathan FreedlandUS faces ‘real bat...
Tags: US, Joe Biden, US news, Hillary Clinton, US politics, Guardian, Clinton, Trump, Jonathan FreedlandUS


2 Taliban leaders mysteriously stopped appearing in public, forcing a spokesperson to deny one of them had died

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's supreme leader. Ibraheem al Omari/Reuters The Taliban's supreme leader and acting deputy prime minister haven't been seen in public for a long time. A spokesperson denied Monday that its deputy PM, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, was dead. The absences had fueled a rumor that Baradar was killed in a fight with a rival. See more stories on Insider's business page. The disappearance of two top Taliban figures from public view has prompte...
Tags: Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, Guardian, Associated Press, Reuters, Kandahar, Mullah Mohammed Omar, Sirajuddin Haqqani, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Baradar, Suhail Shaheen, Mia Jankowicz, Military & Defense


Taliban’s return ‘a catastrophe’ for journalism in Afghanistan

Head of International Federation of Journalists says ‘future is black’ for 1,300 journalists still in countryJournalism in Afghanistan is in danger of disappearing, according to the head of the International Federation of Journalists, who said that reporters trying to continue working under the Taliban have been subjected to beatings and imprisonment.“The Taliban don’t want to make too many waves right now, but they will want to take control of everything, including the foreign press in Afghanis...
Tags: Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Global development, Press freedom, Journalist safety, Guardian, IFJ, Anthony Bellanger, International Federation of Journalists


Google underpaid thousands of international 'shadow workers,' violating labor laws around the world, reports reveal

Google in Manhattan. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo Google underpaid thousands of temporary workers around the world, The Guardian and NYT report. Countries with "pay-parity" laws require equitable wages for full-time and temporary workers. One manager worried a pay bump would allow staff to "connect the dots" and cause an uproar, emails reviewed by NYT showed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google underpaid thousands of international contract workers, violating pay-parity laws ...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, News, US, Careers, America, Trends, Workers, Pay, Ireland, New York Times, Poland, Guardian, SEC, Times


UK planning last-ditch China climate talks to break impasse before Cop26

Exclusive: crunch meeting of world leaders tabled for this month with China key to success of climate summitBoris Johnson is planning to convene last-ditch climate talks with the president of China, Xi Jinping, at a crunch meeting of world leaders later this month, in hopes of breaking the global impasse on climate action ahead of the Cop26 climate summit being hosted in Glasgow this November.Xi will be invited, along with the leaders of about 30 other countries, to a high-level meeting on the s...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Climate Change, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Coal, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Guardian, Glasgow, Boris Johnson, Johnson, UN General Assembly


New Looks at Dune, Stargirl, Archer, and More

Archer goes poacher hunting. Attack on Titan’s Rina Takeda is headlining a new Hong Kong zombie movie. Plus, a new clip from the next Walking Dead, and what’s to come on Roswell, Riverdale, Supergirl, and more. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, The Walking Dead, Ghosts, Neil Gaiman, Dc Comics, Archer, Guardian, Samantha, Jay, Alex, Zaragoza, Titan, Supergirl, Cole Sprouse, Penelope


A third of Gen Z says climate change is a top concern. A new report says the climate crisis is pushing young adults to pursue more sustainability-focused career paths.

Climate change protesters disrupt then-candidate Joe Biden during a campaign event in New Hampshire in 2019. The Sunrise Movement calls itself a youth movement focused on preventing climate change. Scott Eisen/Getty Images Gen Z is pursuing more climate-focused career paths than older generations, a new report found. They are enrolling in more sustainability-focused college programs, The Guardian reported. Addressing global climate change is a top concern to 37% of Gen Z, per Pew Research...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Joe Biden, Earth, New Hampshire, Barclays, Guardian, Biden, Young, Pew Research Center, University Of Southern California, New York University, Morningstar, Bloomberg News, Citi HSBC, Sunrise Movement


Only 1 of 125 guards at the British embassy in Kabul were evacuated despite promises by the UK government to help, report says

People struggle to cross the boundary wall of Hamid Karzai International Airport to flee the country after rumors that foreign countries are evacuating people even without visas, after the Taliban over run of Kabul, Afghanistan, 16 August 2021. STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images Only one in 125 guards at the British embassy in Kabul were evacuated despite promises to help, the Guardian reported. The UK conducted a rescue operation to evacuate people from Kabul after the Taliban captured Afghani...
Tags: Politics, UK, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Ministry Of Defence, News UK, Heathrow, Kabul, Guardian, Foreign Office, KABUL Afghanistan, Kabul Airport, Hamid Karzai International Airport, Faiz, Dominic Raab


School Science Projects Reveal Very High Lead Levels in the Schools' Water

650 U.K. schools received educational kits from a charity for testing the lead levels in their water. Students at more than 14 schools then discovered their drinking water had higher lead levels than the recommended maximum. The Guardian reports: Several schools reported levels of lead at 50 micrograms per litre — five times the maximum allowed. Even low levels of lead are toxic and can reduce children's IQ and damage their nervous system... The charity conducted its own tests on samples return...
Tags: Tech, Guardian, Slashdot, Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs


Skepticism Grows Over El Salvador's Pioneering Plan to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender

This week the Guardian reported that a "tumultuous few weeks" awaits El Salvador as it prepares to become the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender on Tuesday. In August a research note by Bank of America enthused about the new law's ability to reduce the cost of cross-border transactions (remittances account for 20% of El Salvador's GDP), increase digital penetration in a country where 70% of people still do not use banks, and attract foreign investment as a first mover in cryptocurre...
Tags: Tech, Bank Of America, Bitcoin, Guardian, El Salvador, Imf, Reuters, Moody, Johns Hopkins University, El Salvadorans, Casta, Bukele, Ricardo Casta, Bitcoin Eric Grill


Trump loyalists Michael Flynn and MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell team up with anti-vaxx doctors for 'health and freedom' tour to spread pandemic disinformation, report says

Michael Flynn (L), Roger stone (center), Mike Lindell (R), have all been billed to speak on the “ReAwaken America” tour. Mark Reinstein, Tayfun Coskun, Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Trump loyalists and anti-vaxx doctors have been touring the country for 'health and freedom' conferences. Experts say the events fuel disinformation about the election and the pandemic, according to The Guardian. Speakers billed at the events include Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, and Michael Lindell. See m...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Minnesota, Colorado, US, America, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Fbi, Delta, The Guardian, Guardian, Columbia University, Michigan, Donald Trump


Angelina Jolie feared for her family’s safety during marriage to Brad Pitt

Actor and activist says her experiences made her realise importance of children’s rightsAngelina Jolie has told the Guardian she feared for the safety of her children during her marriage to Brad Pitt and criticised the US government for not doing more to protect the rights of minors.In an interview with Weekend magazine, the actor and activist said her experiences in her relationship with Pitt made her realise the importance of children’s rights, which she is supporting with a new book, Know You...
Tags: Children, Film, US, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Guardian, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Children's Rights, Pitt, rightsAngelina Jolie


Angelina Jolie ‘feared for her children’ during marriage to Brad Pitt

Actor and activist says her experiences made her realise importance of children’s rightsAngelina Jolie has told the Guardian she feared for the safety of her children during her marriage to Brad Pitt and criticised the US government for not doing more to protect the rights of minors.In an interview with Weekend magazine, the actor and activist said her experiences in her relationship with Pitt made her realise the importance of children’s rights, which she is supporting with a new book, Know You...
Tags: Children, Film, US, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Guardian, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Children's Rights, Pitt, rightsAngelina Jolie


New Zealand's deputy prime minister warns 'the job is not yet done' as country records lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in 12 days

A person undergoes a swab test at the Pages Road drive through COVID-19 Testing Centre on August 21, 2021 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images New Zealand recorded 28 new COVID-19 cases on Friday - the fewest for 12 days. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson said it was "encouraging", but the "job is not yet done." The country locked down August 17 after a single case. The outbreak total is now 764. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Zealand's de...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, New Zealand, Guardian, Oxford University, Wellington, Michael, New Zealanders, Grant Robertson, Auckland New Zealand, Johns Hopkins University, Lockdown


Locals say some Afghans have paid $90 to be smuggled across the Pakistani border, only to face hiked-up taxi fares on the other side

Afghan and Pakistani nationals gather to cross into Afghanistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point on August 21, 2021 days after the Taliban stunning takeover of Afghanistan. Stringer/AFP via Getty Images Afghans are paying $90 to be smuggled across the Pakistani border, the Wall Street Journal reported. Many trying to get to the closest city after they cross are facing jacked-up taxi fares. Afghanistan's neighbors shut their land borders and local airports are still clo...
Tags: News, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, Refugees, Kabul, Guardian, Un, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan Afghanistan, Chaman, Jake Epstein


135 subreddits are 'going dark' to protest Reddit's refusal to ban COVID disinformation

Reddit users are protesting the site's lack of action over COVID-19 by switching their pages to private. Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images 135 subreddits have switched to private to protest Reddit's refusal to crack down on disinformation. Major subreddits have "gone dark," including the popular r/Futorology and r/pokemongo. Some specifically call for r/NoNewNormal, a page pushing vaccine misinformation, to be shut down. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Science, Trends, Social Media, Getty Images, Reddit, Guardian, Tech Insider, Subreddit, Disinformation, COVID, Pavlo Gonchar, Heather Schlitz, Azmi Haroun Read


LastPad is a reusable menstrual pad that does away with disposable towels

Direct to consumer online sales have helped a number of female-focused startups get products to market in recent years — often pitching better designed and generally more thoughtful feminine hygiene products than mainstream staples. The lack of innovation in the mainstream market for feminine hygiene has certainly created a gap for startups to address. Examples in recent years include companies like Thinx (absorbent panties for menstruation) and Flex (a disc-shaped tampon alternative for wearing...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Europe, UK, England, Wikipedia, US, Tech, European Union, Kickstarter, Guardian, Hygiene, Tampon, GreenTech, Menstrual Cup, Menstruation


Australia Covid news live update: first Indigenous death as NSW confirms 1,290 cases and prisons in lockdown; Victoria records 73 cases and ACT 12

Aboriginal man in 50s becomes ; 52 of Victoria’s new cases have been linked; truck drivers block M1 in Queensland vaccination protest. Follow latest updatesSydney ICU nurses sedating patients more to manage workloadOlder Australians at back of queue for mRNA vaccines despite Atagi advice to give them choiceRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders. Hotspots: NSW; Vic; QldVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 6.22am BST AAP has more on the ADF deaths Peter...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Guardian, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Peter Dutton, Bathurst


The Guardian’s first Tech editor: ‘They gave me a demo and showed me things I couldn’t believe’

Victor Keegan, the correspondent who went on to put the first Guardian content online, recalls the chance news item in 1981 that opened up the possibilities of home computing and kicked off the paper’s dedicated coverage of a social revolutionTechnology isn’t a beat with a natural affinity for nostalgia. The industry thrives on its futuristic image, worships boy-CEOs and renders the past obsolete at a frightening pace.Even in the eight years I’ve sat on the Guardian’s technology desk, the field ...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Edward Snowden, Computing, Guardian, Membership, Victor Keegan


Victor Keegan: ‘They gave me a demo and showed me things I couldn’t believe’

The correspondent who went on to put the first Guardian content online recalls the chance news item in 1981 that opened up the possibilities of home computing and kicked off the paper’s dedicated coverage of a social revolutionTechnology isn’t a beat with a natural affinity for nostalgia. The industry thrives on its futuristic image, worships boy-CEOs and renders the past obsolete at a frightening pace.Even in the eight years I’ve sat on the Guardian’s technology desk, the field I cover is freq...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Edward Snowden, Computing, Guardian, Membership, Victor Keegan