London lockdown protesters urged to follow Covid rules
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:59:31 GMT
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Met also says violence at Saturdayas protest in Trafalgar Square will not be tolerated

Protesters taking part in an anti-lockdown demonstration in London have been urged to abide by coronavirus restrictions and warned that violence will not be tolerated.

Saturdayas protest in Trafalgar Square comes a week after a separate event during which more than a dozen officers were injured when a asmall minoritya targeted police and more than 32 arrests were made.

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UK barrister mistaken for defendant calls for compulsory anti-racism training
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:07 GMT
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Alexandra Wilson says legal system should introduce ambitious measures to tackle discrimination in profession

The barrister who was mistaken for a defendant three times in one day at court has called for compulsory anti-racism training at every level of the UK legal system.

Alexandra Wilson, who specialises in criminal and family cases, put in a complaint on Wednesday and spoke of her frustration about the incident on Twitter. Her tweets, which quickly went viral, resulted in an apology by the head of the courts service in England and Wales.

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Brexit: EU citizens in UK could be shut out of vital services
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:08 GMT
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Fears that shift from paper to digital permits could prevent those with settled status accessing jobs, banking and healthcare

Thousands of EU nationals could face problems accessing essential services because the government is refusing to issue physical proof of their right to live in the UK.

The settlement scheme grants EU citizens the right to remain in the UK after Brexit. Unlike other foreign nationals, they are not provided with a biometric residency permit proving their status.

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South Korea to ask North to further investigate killing of official
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 03:31:20 GMT
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Southas president Moon Jae-in faces growing public and political outrage over the shooting of the fisheries official

South Korea will ask North Korea to further investigate the shooting death of one of its officials, as public and political outrage over the killing grew.

After a national security council meeting on Friday, South Korea said on Saturday that it would call for a joint probe into the case with the North if needed, saying there were discrepancies in accounts of the accident from the two sides.

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Malaysia's PM faces crunch popularity test as polls open in state election
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 04:45:32 GMT
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Voting starts in the eastern state of Sabah, seen as a referendum on Muhyiddin Yassinas unelected government

Malaysiaas embattled prime minister faces a crucial test on Saturday as polls opened in elections in the eastern state of Sabah, seen as a referendum on his seven-month-old, unelected government.

The leader of the opposition-ruled state dissolved its assembly on 30 July to seek early elections and thwart attempts by Muhyiddin Yassinas ruling alliance to take over Sabah through defections of lawmakers.

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Coronavirus live news: WHO warns 2m could die before vaccine; London protesters urged to follow rules
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:56:13 GMT
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Brazil deaths pass 140,000 and US cases reach 7m. Follow all the developments live

Indonesia has reported 4,494 new infections, taking the total number of cases to 271,339, according to official data from its health ministry.

The South-east Asian country also reported 90 new deaths from the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 10,308. 199,403 have recovered as of Saturday.

Indonesia mengumumkan 4.494 kasus baru #COVID19 tgl 26 September 2020.

Total: 271.339
Kasus aktif: 61.628 (+1.197)
Sembuh: 199.403 (+3.207)
Meninggal dunia: 10.308 (+90)

Org dites: 1.886.426 (+25.658, 17,5% positive rate)
Spesimen: 3.169.783 (+48.836)

Suspek: 119.379 (+7.297) pic.twitter.com/6yzTRuyyVq

More than a quarter of the UK population will be living under extra coronavirus restrictions when new measures on socialising come into force in parts of the country, PA reports.

A ban on households mixing in each otheras homes came into effect at midnight in Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds.

acceleration of Covid-19 cases across the country, especially in thenorth-west and the north-east.

Working alongside our scientific and public health experts and local leaders, we are prepared to take swift and decisive action to reduce transmission of the virus and protect communities.

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'Our first case of Covid. Parents are hounding me, staff are afraid': diary of a headteacher's week
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:00:10 GMT
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The exhausted head of a school in England wonders how much more he can take

Three weeks into the autumn term and we are all wrecked. I look around at my leadership team in our Monday morning meeting at 7.45am. Everyone is drained from poor sleep, working over the weekend and managing colleaguesa worries. Some are snappy and then quickly apologise, each frustrated with their own raw nerves.

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'Donat bake in a tent': Boris Johnson's painful week as a punchline
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:06 GMT
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Rocked by rebellious Tories, a resurgent Labour and crises from Covid to Brexit, the PM is fighting to keep control of the narrative

aWe are now approaching phase 46,a waffled Matt Lucas in his best impression of an Etonian drawl, sporting a messy blond wig and a No 10-style podium.

aIf you must bake in a tent, bake in a tent a but, please, donat bake in a tent!a

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Escape to the country: how Covid is driving an exodus from Britainas cities
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:09 GMT
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The pandemic has triggered a reappraisal of urban living, with increasing numbers fleeing city confines in search of green space

Debbie Gould had never seriously entertained the idea of leaving London before the coronavirus crisis. The 65-year-old retired makeup artist had lived in the city her whole life, first in Highbury in north London, then in a two-bed townhouse in Hackney in the east, with a garden anot much bigger than a postage stampa, she says, which she loved nonetheless.

But the thefts when lockdown was finally lifted were the first thing that started to change her mind. Her neighboursa houses were broken into. Then some bikes were taken. The final straw came when her caravan was stolen.

The pandemic has turned so many lives upside down and, for Gould, the city she loved had suddenly felt dangerous and claustrophobic. Her local park, London Fields, aturned into Glastonburya every weekend, she says.

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'Itas a nightmare': the business owners left behind by Sunak's winter plan
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:00:09 GMT
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Ineligible for support or unable to trade, small business owners and freelancers voice their concerns

Rishi Sunakas winter economic plan has drawn cautious praise from business lobby groups but thousands of small businesses and freelancers say they will see no benefit from measures designed to avoid a tsunami of job losses.

The arts, hospitality and live events sectors have been particularly hard hit, because many are simply unable to trade under the conditions imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Others havenat been eligible for support, or not enough to keep them going.

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Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of deaths in Massachusetts
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:00:11 GMT
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  • More than 70 people have died of Covid at home in Holyoke
  • Ex-superintendent is being made a scapegoat, lawyer says

Massachusettsa top law enforcement official has brought criminal charges against former leaders of a nursing home for military veterans, for allegedly making a fatal decision that led to the deaths of many dozens of elderly residents and staff.

Related: Dorm snitches and party bans: how universities around the world are tackling Covid

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Daniel Andrews says Jenny Mikakos's decision to quit is 'appropriate'
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:30:45 GMT
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Victoriaas health minister resigns a day after the premier said she was partially to blame for the bungled Covid hotel quarantine scheme

The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, says Jenny Mikakosas decision to quit as the stateas health minister was aappropriatea, but refused to elaborate on why he believed it was the correct decision.

On Saturday Mikakos announced she would resign as health minister and quit parliament, a day after the premier said she was partially to blame for the stateas bungled Covid-19 hotel quarantine scheme.

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Clive James: 'The poems I remember are the milestones marking the journey of my life'
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:00:11 GMT
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What makes great poetry? An exclusive extract from the late criticas final book The Fire of Joy celebrates the poems he loved most

The French expression feu de joie refers to a military celebration when all the riflemen of a regiment fire one shot after another, in close succession: ideally the sound should be continuous, like a drumroll. I first saw a feu de joie performed at an Australian army tattoo, in the main arena at the Sydney Showground, while I was still in short trousers. Later on, when I was doing national service in longer trousers, I saw the ceremony performed again, on the parade ground in Ingleburn, New South Wales, in 1958. Symbolically, the fire of joy is a reminder that the regimentas collective power relies on the individual, and vice versa.

Imprinted on my mind, the succession of explosions became an evocation of the heritage of English poets and poetry, from Chaucer onwards. It still strikes me as a handy metaphor for the poetic succession, especially because, in the feu de joie, nobody got hurt. It was all noise: and noise, I believe, is the first and last thing that poetry is. If a poem doesnat sound compelAling, it wonat continue to exist. This is an especially important thing to say in the present era, when the pseudo-modernist idea still persists that there might be something sufficiently fascinatAing about the way that words are arranged on the page.

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Help! I need a wardrobe reboot: Guardian readers' fashion questions, answered
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:00:11 GMT
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Stuck in a rut, or not sure which ethical brands to buy? Our expert team have the answers

Q I have always been hesitant to explore my style. Iam fairly curvy, and being unable to find clothes affects my self-esteem. I want to dress my age and feel comfortable. What type of clothing should I try? How do I reflect the feeling of loving myself in fashion? A desperate teen, 18

A Please, donat be desperate. Your letter is so very astute. You have grasped something about style that many older people fail to understand: that the right clothes bolster your confidence, and fashion should never be something that makes you feel bad about yourself.

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Janelle MonA!e: aWhat is a revolution without a song?a
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:08 GMT
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From starring roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures, to a genre-busting musical career, the actor and singer has always gone her own way

A downside, perhaps, to the sheer imaginative power of Janelle MonA!e is that itas hard not to bring unreasonable expectations to any conversation one has with her. The musician and actor is on the phone from her home in Los Angeles, where for the last six months she has been sitting out lockdown. MonA!eas music career is dominated by sci-fi imagery, thrilling story arcs and inventiveness of a kind that has earned her comparisons to Prince, with whom she worked and could go toe-to-toe, not only on talent but also outlandish wardrobe decisions. The voice on the line, by contrast, is quiet, serious and devoid of all whimsy. Sheas also terrifically earnest. To give an idea: MonA!e is 34 but, asked to confirm her age, she says with what sounds like complete sincerity: aIam timeless.a

She isnat wrong, in a way; there is something about MonA!eas work that defies time and space, from her iconic first EP in 2007, Metropolis a in which she introduced her robotic alter ego, Cindi Mayweather, a character she used over the course of three albums to explore what happens when you break from convention a to the iconic 2018 feminist anthem Pynk, to her collaborations with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Grimes. Her music ranges wildly across the spectrum, taking in influences as various as cabaret, electronica, rap, orchestral, plastic pop and English folk, while falling within a cultural movement combining black history with sci-fi known as Afrofuturism. And this is before you even get to her acting career.

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Blind date: aI announced my departure somewhat abruptlya
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:08 GMT
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Ollie, 26, data analyst, meets Rachel, 27, costume production coordinator

What were you hoping for?
To find my soulmate or, failing that, a free burger.

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The 30 best facial skincare products for under APS20 | Sali Hughes
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:00:10 GMT
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In the first of a two-part special, the Guardianas beauty editor shares the best bargain cleansers, toners, moisturisers and serums in her bathroom cabinet

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Miss Juneteenth star Nicole Beharie: aBlack people are not monolithica
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:08 GMT
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The actor on Black Lives Matter, discussing representation with Steve McQueen and remembering co-star Chadwick Boseman

Speaking to Nicole Beharie, it becomes apparent that she is really passionate about science. During our interview, the actor erupts into a flurry of asides, from the discovery of two new black holes to her ardour for neuroscience. aIam fascinated by Pavlovas theory of domesticating animals,a she says at one point. aSeeing how culture affects things and why people are the way they are.a

Beharieas interest in the human condition might explain the range and depth of the roles she has played to date, starting with her critically acclaimed lead performance in 2008as American Violet as a wrongly convicted single mother who refuses to take a plea bargain. Since then, she has starred as the intended parent of a surrogate child in Huluas Little Fires Everywhere; the wife of a conflicted cop battling between his badge and his identity in the 2018 drama Monsters and Men, partly inspired by the death of Eric Garner; and as a resilient-yet-flawed former beauty queen in the upcoming film Miss Juneteenth. A 45-second clip of her performance in an episode of Black Mirror, a masterclass in understated emotion, recently went viral on Twitter.

Beharieas willingness to embrace change may have something to do with her peripatetic upbringing. Born in Florida in 1985 to a Jamaican mother who grew up in England (Beharie has cousins in Dulwich and Peckham, making her an honorary south Londoner) and an African-American father in the Foreign Service, she spent much of her childhood living across multiple countries. aWe lived in Nigeria, Gambia, Panama and up and down the east coast in the US,a she says. aI literally got every piece of the diaspora you can imagine.a

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Tim Dowling: I keep sighing. Is it because of my odd socks?
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:07 GMT
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Itas taken me an entire day to accomplish half an houras worth of work. Itas tea time, and yet I am still in the final phase of getting dressed. And itas only Monday

I sit down heavily on a kitchen chair, shoes in one hand and two socks from the dryer in the other. Although the socks are roughly the same shade of grey, I can tell as I put the second one on that they have markedly different thicknesses. Not for the first time since waking, I am left wondering why life must be so hard.

aYou need to stop making that noise,a my wife says.

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Why Didn't We Riot? On being a Black man in Trumpland
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:07 GMT
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In his new book, Issac J Bailey considers the killing of George Floyd, the protests it inspired a and whether change will result

In a scene from the 1992 Denzel Washingtonadirected movie Antwone Fisher, the central character shows up on the doorstep of his childhood foster home and is greeted by a woman who had spent years sexually abusing him when he was young.

Related: My Brother Moochie review: a masterpiece of race, injustice and forgiveness

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The Dele-JosA(c) story is far from over but the fear is Alli may have peaked at 21 | Barney Ronay
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:00:09 GMT
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Tottenham midfielderas talent shone brightly against Real Madrid three years ago a but when Mourinho starts calling you talented you need to worry

Last year Sport England announced it would be spending APS85m on The Talent Plan For England. The idea behind the Talent Plan is to create athe worldas best talent plana a a shoot-for-the-moon ambition that becomes more achievable if you accept the rather pedantic objection that a Talent Plan is something youave just made up, and thus, technically, nobody else in the world has one anyway.

What is certain is that the Talent Plan has a lot to say about talent, so much that its 35-page outline mentions it 258 times in total. This is the big takeaway from the Talent Plan: talent is definitely very important. To be clear, nobody here is suggesting we donat care about talent. It is a doubly interesting read given one unarguable truth about talent is that nobody seems to know exactly how it works. It has even become fashionable in coaching circles to say talent is overrated, that it is a kind of chimera.

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The Morgan dynasty: meet the family driving Leicester City Women's rise
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:00:09 GMT
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Captain, manager and general manager are children of the chairman and City are thriving in the Womenas Championship

Leicesteras captain Morgan. There is only one. The image of the centre-back of the 5,000-1 outsiders lifting the Premier League trophy in 2016 made Wes Morgan a household name.

Except there is another captain Morgan at Leicester. One who also wears the No 5 shirt. In 27-year-old Holly Morgan, Leicester City Women have a centre-back who has inadvertently influenced the progress of the club far beyond the pitch.

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Boston Celtics stave off elimination with Game 5 win over Miami Heat
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 03:56:10 GMT
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  • Celtics win 121-108 over Heat in Game 5 on East finals
  • Tatum leads way for Boston with 31 points, 10 rebounds

Their season saved for at least two more days, Boston coach Brad Stevens offered the most succinct assessment of his Celtics.

aWeare prideful,a Stevens said.

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I used to be Ms Covid Casual. But with a sick sister, thatas changed | Hadley Freeman
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:00:11 GMT
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What Iave learned about long-term Covid-19 has forced me to mentally reframe the risk factors and the way the future could play out

Five months ago, I wrote about my sister, a junior doctor at a large hospital, and my fears for her as she worked on what is frequently described as athe frontlinea of the Covid-19 crisis, as if she were a soldier at war, as opposed to someone who just wanted to make people feel better.

Well, grab me a turban and call me Mystic Meg, because youall never guess what happened next. She got coronavirus. Pretty badly, actually, since you ask, around the end of March. While death is obviously the worst possible outcome of Covid-19, there are, it is increasingly clear, other bad ones. My sister is now suffering from long-term Covid, known to doctors like her as apost-acute Covid-19a. According to the British Medical Journal, about 10% of people who are infected still feel the effects more than three weeks later. In my sisteras case, itas been six months. When she first got sick and tried to maintain that always-encouraged attitude a positivity a she would think ahead to the autumn, being back at work in the hospital, going for long cycle rides. Instead, she canat walk to the end of her road without becoming breathless. It doesnat improve. It just is.

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'We are never safe': Breonna Tayloras family condemns Louisville police as protests enter third night
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 01:59:17 GMT
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Family expresses anger and disappointment after jury decided not to charge officers directly for killing of 26-year-old medical worker

Breonna Tayloras family spoke out for the first time since a grand jury in Kentucky announced that it had decided not to charge three police officers directly in the killing of the 26-year-old medical worker in March.

Tayloras mother, Tamika Palmer, on Friday attended a press conference at a downtown Louisville park that has become a focus for protests and a makeshift memorial to Taylor, who was shot dead in her apartment after police barged in and fired a hail of bullets during a botched investigation.

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'Terrible tragedy': Ukraine air force plane crash kills at least 22
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:29:09 GMT
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Most of those killed in the crash near Kharkiv were military cadets, officials say

At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others were seriously injured when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country, the interior ministry said.

Deputy interior minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the death toll, describing the incident as a ashocka, and saying that the cause of the crash on Friday was being investigated.

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'She set the benchmark': trailblazing PNG politician Nahau Rooney dies, aged 75
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 01:52:21 GMT
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Manus Islandas Nahau Rooney, at one time the only woman in PNGas parliament, dedicated her life to advancing women in her country

Hardworking, audacious, occasionally controversial, but always vivacious: one of Papua New Guineaas political pioneers, Nahau Rooney, has been remembered as a trailblazer for PNG women in power following her death on 15 September, aged 75.

In 1977, Rooney was one of just three women elected to PNGas first post-independence parliament a out of 109 members a where she served as the regional member for the province of Manus.

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Canada arrests man for lying about joining Islamic State under terrorism hoax law
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 01:10:11 GMT
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Shehroze Chaudhry, 25, gained notoriety from the podcast, Caliphate, but his account of grisly murders for Isis have been questioned

Police in Canada have arrested a man for lying about his participation with the Islamic State, while charging another for joining the terror group in Syria.

Police announced on Friday charges against Shehroze Chaudhry, 25, who operated under the name Abu Huzayfah al-Kanadi. He was charged under the countryas terrorism hoax laws, which carry a maximum sentence of five years.

In 2016 Chaudhry had claimed to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic State, alleging he was a member of the terror groupas religious police. On social media, he claimed to have conducted at least two executions on the groupas behalf.

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Father of the Bride 3 review: Zoom reunion helps you miss weddings a little less
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:54:30 GMT
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A fundraising 60-minute lockdown sequel to Nancy Meyeras hit comedy was warm and well-intentioned but also sugary, derivative and downright weird

aWhat are we, the schmaltz family?a asks Matty, played by Kieran Culkin, the now grownup son of Steve Martinas George and Diane Keatonas Nina in Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish). This is the special online quasi-threequel to the first two feelgood movies, written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and based on the original 1950 film with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor.

The answer to Mattyas question is of course yes. They are super-schmaltzy. To combat Covid depression, Nancy Meyers is injecting schmaltz like President Trump with bleach.

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Childrenas books roundup a the best new picture books and novels
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:00:12 GMT
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Consumerist cavemen, sibling rivalry, a dragon obsessed with buttons and the best new YA novels

There are many wonderful childrenas books published this autumn, but for nine-plus, Jasbinder Bilanas Tamarind & the Star of Ishta (Chicken House) stands out. When Tamarind first visits her Indian familyas Himalayan home, no one wants to talk about the mother she lost a but the wild garden hides an overgrown hut, and a mysterious girl. Could they hold the keys to her motheras past? Bilan marries classic assurance to contemporary sensibility with a lush, gorgeous setting in a novel as vivid and original as her Costa-winning debut.

Sita Brahmacharias When Secrets Set Sail (Orion) also interweaves past and present. Imtiaz has just joined Ushaas family a but Usha, mourning her grandmother Kali Ma, isnat keen to welcome her adoptive sister. When Usha finds herself being haunted by Kali Ma, however, while Imtiaz is haunted by a mysterious woman called Lucky, they are drawn into the history of the Indian ayahs, or nannies, left abandoned in Britain. This is an absorbing, many layered story, set in a fabulous house rigged like a ship.

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TV tonight: Little Mix look for Britain's next big pop band
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:20:06 GMT
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The former X Factor winners go behind the judging panel in a new reality singing show. Plus: the remarkable career of Bernard Haitink. Hereas what to watch this evening

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Miles and isles: our big Scottish bike ride | Kevin Rushby
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:07 GMT
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A father-and-son cycling tour of Highlands and islands found the scenery, ferocious weather a and midges a all on top form

It was a trip that required specific preparation. First, I checked the midge forecast. Some west coast areas on the Scottish mainland were showing maximum, but the Outer Hebrides looked less hostile. I ordered two top-quality head nets and wondered who to take along. Second, I got hold of the OS Explorer maps for my planned route and spent hours scouring them for potential wild camps. Finally, I rang Ray Mears. Heas got a new book out on wilderness cookery and was clearly the man to ask. aTake a frying pan, butter, flour and fishermanas salt,a he advised. aTheyall be good for any mackerel you catch. Forage juniper berries, bilberries, heather tea, chanterelle mushrooms and possibly birch boletes.a

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From parathas to veggie loaves: Yotam Ottolenghi's bread recipes
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:30:10 GMT
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Spicy, flaky flatbreads with grated tomato, a brunch-worthy tomato and courgette loaf with tomato chutney, and soda bread with figs, anise and orange

Is everyone still feeding their starters? Has everyone perfected their sourdough? At one point, lockdown felt like one big, flour-covered experiment. Time (if not flour) was in abundance, so for many sourdough was the loaf of choice, and as as well as feeding ourselves, we also had to feed our demanding starters before theyad give anything back. Iam a complete bread head at the best of times, but, truth be told, at home I lean more towards the quicker flatbreads, soda breads and easy loaves. They donat involve any yeast, so donat need time to ferment, bubble and get to work. Maybe Iam just too greedy to wait, but time is in shorter supply now than it was a few months ago. Luckily, flour is back in abundance, so there is enough for all to have and share.

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What was football's miracle of Bern? The Weekend quiz
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:08 GMT
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From marsupials to the Hollies, test your knowledge with the Weekend quiz

1 Whose body was moved from Peterborough to Westminster Abbey in 1612?
2 What was footballas Miracle of Bern?
3 Which marsupial is the worldas largest burrowing animal?
4 Which mountain is said to be named from the Greek for aI burna?
5 Who was the purported leader of rural riots in 1830?
6 A denaskulo is a rare native speaker of what language?
7 OPI founder Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is known as the first lady of what?
8 Where was a temperature of 54.4AdegC recorded in August?
What links:
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The Cantos poet; Royal Ascot milliner; US VP?
10 The Byrds; Buffalo Springfield; the Hollies?
11 Billy; Iran; Blood; Deflate; Diesel?
12 Chimney sweeper; angle shades; silver Y; vapourer?
13 Chiswick and Pont Abraham, Carmarthenshire?
14 Heart; Head; Life; Sun; Mercury; Fate?
15 Mark Darcy; Bertie Wooster; James Bond; Captain Hook?

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The 10 best arty pieces on the high street a in pictures
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:07 GMT
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How to dress like youare visiting a gallery (even if youare not) a from a graphic shirt to sustainably produced loafers

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How to use kitchen scraps to flavour kombucha | Waste not
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:07 GMT
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Making your own fermented iced tea saves on waste and money a and lets you experiment to your heartas content

I was over the moon when a friend gave me my first scoby (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), because it meant I could finally make kombucha at home. Kombucha is, essentially, a fermented iced tea that can be flavoured with just about anything, making it a great way to use up fruit and vegetable scraps. It originated in China and is now increasingly popular in western culture. A healthy scoby will double in size each time you make kombucha, so it is easy to share with friends and fellow fermenters. Also, any excess scoby can be cut into cubes and boiled up with sugar to make a candy called nata.

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20 photographs of the week
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:06 GMT
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Protests in Louisville, migrants crossing the Channel, wildfires in California and the enduring impact of Covid-19: the most striking images from around the world

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'We are never safe': Breonna Tayloras family condemns Louisville police as protests enter third night
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 01:59:17 GMT
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Family expresses anger and disappointment after jury decided not to charge officers directly for killing of 26-year-old medical worker

Breonna Tayloras family spoke out for the first time since a grand jury in Kentucky announced that it had decided not to charge three police officers directly in the killing of the 26-year-old medical worker in March.

Tayloras mother, Tamika Palmer, on Friday attended a press conference at a downtown Louisville park that has become a focus for protests and a makeshift memorial to Taylor, who was shot dead in her apartment after police barged in and fired a hail of bullets during a botched investigation.

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South Korea to ask North to further investigate killing of official
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 03:31:20 GMT
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Southas president Moon Jae-in faces growing public and political outrage over the shooting of the fisheries official

South Korea will ask North Korea to further investigate the shooting death of one of its officials, as public and political outrage over the killing grew.

After a national security council meeting on Friday, South Korea said on Saturday that it would call for a joint probe into the case with the North if needed, saying there were discrepancies in accounts of the accident from the two sides.

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Canada arrests man for lying about joining Islamic State under terrorism hoax law
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 01:10:11 GMT
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Shehroze Chaudhry, 25, gained notoriety from the podcast, Caliphate, but his account of grisly murders for Isis have been questioned

Police in Canada have arrested a man for lying about his participation with the Islamic State, while charging another for joining the terror group in Syria.

Police announced on Friday charges against Shehroze Chaudhry, 25, who operated under the name Abu Huzayfah al-Kanadi. He was charged under the countryas terrorism hoax laws, which carry a maximum sentence of five years.

In 2016 Chaudhry had claimed to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic State, alleging he was a member of the terror groupas religious police. On social media, he claimed to have conducted at least two executions on the groupas behalf.

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Coronavirus live news: WHO warns 2m could die before vaccine; London protesters urged to follow rules
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:44:50 GMT
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Brazil deaths pass 140,000 and US cases reach 7m. Follow all the developments live

More than a quarter of the UK population will be living under extra coronavirus restrictions when new measures on socialising come into force in parts of the country, PA reports in a round up of the latest.

A ban on households mixing in each otheras homes came into effect at midnight in Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds.

acceleration of Covid-19 cases across the country, especially in the North West and the North East.

Working alongside our scientific and public health experts and local leaders, we are prepared to take swift and decisive action to reduce transmission of the virus and protect communities.

The UK can expect 100 deaths a day from coronavirus within three to four weeks, according to one of the governmentas scientific advisers.

Infectious disease modelling expert Prof Graham Medley, who attends the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said: aThe treatments have improved, the way the virus is transmitting is going to be different, but nonetheless it is a dangerous virus and inevitably it will lead to some deaths.a

Now whether it is as many - in February and March we were essentially assuming 1% of infections would lead to deaths. Now even if that is 0.8%, which I think would be a great success in terms of treatment, it still means that we are going to see deaths increase.

At a level of 10,000 (cases) we are seeing now, it means that in three or four weeks we are going to see 100 deaths a day.a

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Janelle MonA!e: aWhat is a revolution without a song?a
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:08 GMT
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From starring roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures, to a genre-busting musical career, the actor and singer has always gone her own way

A downside, perhaps, to the sheer imaginative power of Janelle MonA!e is that itas hard not to bring unreasonable expectations to any conversation one has with her. The musician and actor is on the phone from her home in Los Angeles, where for the last six months she has been sitting out lockdown. MonA!eas music career is dominated by sci-fi imagery, thrilling story arcs and inventiveness of a kind that has earned her comparisons to Prince, with whom she worked and could go toe-to-toe, not only on talent but also outlandish wardrobe decisions. The voice on the line, by contrast, is quiet, serious and devoid of all whimsy. Sheas also terrifically earnest. To give an idea: MonA!e is 34 but, asked to confirm her age, she says with what sounds like complete sincerity: aIam timeless.a

She isnat wrong, in a way; there is something about MonA!eas work that defies time and space, from her iconic first EP in 2007, Metropolis a in which she introduced her robotic alter ego, Cindi Mayweather, a character she used over the course of three albums to explore what happens when you break from convention a to the iconic 2018 feminist anthem Pynk, to her collaborations with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Grimes. Her music ranges wildly across the spectrum, taking in influences as various as cabaret, electronica, rap, orchestral, plastic pop and English folk, while falling within a cultural movement combining black history with sci-fi known as Afrofuturism. And this is before you even get to her acting career.

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Why Didn't We Riot? On being a Black man in Trumpland
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:07 GMT
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In his new book, Issac J Bailey considers the killing of George Floyd, the protests it inspired a and whether change will result

In a scene from the 1992 Denzel Washingtonadirected movie Antwone Fisher, the central character shows up on the doorstep of his childhood foster home and is greeted by a woman who had spent years sexually abusing him when he was young.

Related: My Brother Moochie review: a masterpiece of race, injustice and forgiveness

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Blind date: aI announced my departure somewhat abruptlya
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:08 GMT
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Ollie, 26, data analyst, meets Rachel, 27, costume production coordinator

What were you hoping for?
To find my soulmate or, failing that, a free burger.

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Miss Juneteenth star Nicole Beharie: aBlack people are not monolithica
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:00:08 GMT
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The actor on Black Lives Matter, discussing representation with Steve McQueen and remembering co-star Chadwick Boseman

Speaking to Nicole Beharie, it becomes apparent that she is really passionate about science. During our interview, the actor erupts into a flurry of asides, from the discovery of two new black holes to her ardour for neuroscience. aIam fascinated by Pavlovas theory of domesticating animals,a she says at one point. aSeeing how culture affects things and why people are the way they are.a

Beharieas interest in the human condition might explain the range and depth of the roles she has played to date, starting with her critically acclaimed lead performance in 2008as American Violet as a wrongly convicted single mother who refuses to take a plea bargain. Since then, she has starred as the intended parent of a surrogate child in Huluas Little Fires Everywhere; the wife of a conflicted cop battling between his badge and his identity in the 2018 drama Monsters and Men, partly inspired by the death of Eric Garner; and as a resilient-yet-flawed former beauty queen in the upcoming film Miss Juneteenth. A 45-second clip of her performance in an episode of Black Mirror, a masterclass in understated emotion, recently went viral on Twitter.

Beharieas willingness to embrace change may have something to do with her peripatetic upbringing. Born in Florida in 1985 to a Jamaican mother who grew up in England (Beharie has cousins in Dulwich and Peckham, making her an honorary south Londoner) and an African-American father in the Foreign Service, she spent much of her childhood living across multiple countries. aWe lived in Nigeria, Gambia, Panama and up and down the east coast in the US,a she says. aI literally got every piece of the diaspora you can imagine.a

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Why is the nationalist right hallucinating a acommunist enemya? | Richard Seymour
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:00:11 GMT
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From Trump to Bolsonaro, reactionary leaders are invoking a communism that no longer exists as a way of attacking the left

How can it be that a presidential election in the US in 2020 is being fought by the Republicans on the febrile ground of anti-communism? Trump claims that the Democratic party, for whom free universal healthcare is too radical, is a Trojan horse for awild-eyed Marxistsa.

The Republican national convention was filled with anti-communist alarmism. According to a campaign video posted on Trumpas YouTube channel, the president is astanding between capitalism and communisma. The infamous Tea Party campaigns portraying Obama as a asocialista a just like Lenin and Hitler, apparently a have become the licensed conspiracy theory of the White House.

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I used to be Ms Covid Casual. But with a sick sister, thatas changed | Hadley Freeman
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:00:11 GMT
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What Iave learned about long-term Covid-19 has forced me to mentally reframe the risk factors and the way the future could play out

Five months ago, I wrote about my sister, a junior doctor at a large hospital, and my fears for her as she worked on what is frequently described as athe frontlinea of the Covid-19 crisis, as if she were a soldier at war, as opposed to someone who just wanted to make people feel better.

Well, grab me a turban and call me Mystic Meg, because youall never guess what happened next. She got coronavirus. Pretty badly, actually, since you ask, around the end of March. While death is obviously the worst possible outcome of Covid-19, there are, it is increasingly clear, other bad ones. My sister is now suffering from long-term Covid, known to doctors like her as apost-acute Covid-19a. According to the British Medical Journal, about 10% of people who are infected still feel the effects more than three weeks later. In my sisteras case, itas been six months. When she first got sick and tried to maintain that always-encouraged attitude a positivity a she would think ahead to the autumn, being back at work in the hospital, going for long cycle rides. Instead, she canat walk to the end of her road without becoming breathless. It doesnat improve. It just is.

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Boston Celtics stave off elimination with Game 5 win over Miami Heat
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 03:56:10 GMT
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  • Celtics win 121-108 over Heat in Game 5 on East finals
  • Tatum leads way for Boston with 31 points, 10 rebounds

Their season saved for at least two more days, Boston coach Brad Stevens offered the most succinct assessment of his Celtics.

aWeare prideful,a Stevens said.

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Tampa Bay Lightning on brink of Cup after Shattenkirk's OT winner in Game 4
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 04:40:10 GMT
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  • Shattenkirk scores OT winner as Lightning take 3-1 series led
  • Tampa Bay could win second title in team history on Saturday

Kevin Shattenkirk scored in overtime on a questionable power play, Brayden Point had two goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 Friday night to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final and move to the cusp of winning the title.

With Game 5 Saturday night, Tampa Bay is potentially 24 hours away from its second championship in franchise history. The Lightning won the Cup in 2004, but this core has so far been unable to get over the hump despite being one of the best teams in the NHL for much of the past decade.

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Malaysia's PM faces crunch popularity test as polls open in state election
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 04:45:32 GMT
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Voting starts in the eastern state of Sabah, seen as a referendum on Muhyiddin Yassinas unelected government

Malaysiaas embattled prime minister faces a crucial test on Saturday as polls opened in elections in the eastern state of Sabah, seen as a referendum on his seven-month-old, unelected government.

The leader of the opposition-ruled state dissolved its assembly on 30 July to seek early elections and thwart attempts by Muhyiddin Yassinas ruling alliance to take over Sabah through defections of lawmakers.

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