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Australia flash floods: 18,000 evacuated and hundreds rescued as floodwaters cut off communities

Hundreds of people have been rescued and around 18,000 evacuated as record rain brought more extreme flooding to Australia’s east coast. Emergency services fear up to 54,000 people could be displaced, with rain forecast to continue until Wednesday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told parliament that 35 communities in northern New South Wales had been isolated […]

Politics

Fate of Trump’s $2,000 checks now rests with GOP-led Senate – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks now rests with the Senate after the House voted overwhelmingly to meet the president’s demand to increase the $600 stipends, but Republicans have shown little interest in boosting spending. The outcome is highly uncertain heading into Tuesday’s session. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has […]

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$500,000 bond for security guard charged with second-degree murder in Denver protest shooting – The Denver Post

A Denver judge on Monday set a $500,000 bond for the security guard charged with second-degree murder in a fatal shooting at an Oct. 10 protest. Matthew Dolloff, 30, will have to post the bond before he can be released from the downtown Denver jail, where he has been since his arrest at the scene […]

Business

Amazon to create 7,000 new UK jobs

Online retail giant Amazon has said it will create a further 7,000 UK jobs this year to meet growing demand. Amazon said it had already added 3,000 roles so far in 2020, and so by the end of the year it will have created a total of 10,000 new jobs. This will take its total […]

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Taylor Swift donates £23,000 to London student so she can afford UK university

An aspiring mathematician who could not afford to pay for university in the UK has been gifted £23,000 by an unlikely donor – Taylor Swift. The US pop star made the contribution via a Go Fund Me page raising money for Vitoria Mario, which states that she may not be able to take up her […]

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Spain to cull almost 100,000 mink in Covid scare

Almost 100,000 mink at a farm in north-eastern Spain are to be culled after many of them tested positive for coronavirus, health authorities say. The outbreak in Aragon province was discovered after a farm employee’s wife contracted the virus in May. Her husband and six other farm workers have since tested positive for the disease. […]

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Coronavirus: 3,000 people put into ‘hard lockdown’ as cases soar in Melbourne tower blocks

Nine inner-city tower blocks, home to 3,000 people, have been placed in “hard lockdown” after a surge in coronavirus infections in Melbourne, Australia. Residents have been told they are not allowed to leave their homes and police have been stationed in the area after more than 27 cases were recorded among 12 households in large […]