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US election battle intensifies after death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg – BBC News

The election battle in America has intensified following the death of the Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a champion of women’s and […]

Up to £10,000 fine for failing to self-isolate in England – BBC News

In a sign of the Government’s determination to tackle a steep rise in coronavirus infections in England, it’s announced stiff financial penalties for anyone failing […]

Scientists say vast areas of Siberia are thawing with "devastating consequences" – BBC News

Scientists are warning that across Siberia, vast areas normally frozen all year round, are now thawing, with potentially devastating consequences for the global climate. The […]

Boris Johnson warns of second wave of pandemic and tighter lockdown across England – BBC News

Boris Johnson has warned that a second wave of the pandemic is coming, as the number of infections rises sharply. More than three million people […]

Wildfires in Arctic Circle release record amounts of greenhouse gases – BBC News

Unprecedented wildfires have been burning along the Arctic Circle for months, releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases. Scientists say the fires, fuelled by abnormally high […]

Head of NHS testing programme admits huge rise in demand came as surprise – BBC News

The head of the NHS test and trace programme in England has admitted that she didn’t expect to see the huge increase in demand for […]

Nujeen’s story: the Syrian refugee who crossed Europe in a wheelchair – BBC News

Germany has announced plans this week to accept more than 1,500 migrants, following the fire at a detention centre on the Greek Island of Lesbos […]

Boris Johnson bows to Conservative rebels with Brexit bill compromise – BBC News

The Government has backed down in its stand-off with Conservative MPs, over controversial legislation that would override the Brexit withdrawal deal it reached with Brussels, […]

Trump hails 'dawn of new Middle East' with UAE-Bahrain-Israel deals – BBC News

US President Donald Trump has hailed the “dawn of a new Middle East”, amid Israel’s landmark deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. […]

UK unemployment soars to highest level for almost two years

Unemployment in the UK has risen to its highest level for almost two years. Official figures show almost 700,000 people have come off payrolls since […]