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Sweaty tropical nights may soon be common in UK warn climate scientists – BBC News

Date: 2020-08-11 21:34:55 The Met Office is warning of continuing extreme weather including thunderstorms, flooding and high temperatures. Meteorologists are also warning that due to climate change we are likely to experience more sticky and unpleasant nighttime heat, with temperatures remaining above 20 degrees celsius after sunset and throughout the[…]

Labour pays damages to former employees to settle defamation claims – BBC News

Date: 2020-07-22 21:27:26 The Labour Party has agreed to pay substantial damages to seven former employees, who’d gone to court claiming they’d been defamed by the party, after criticising how it dealt with claims of antisemitism. They’d spoken out in a BBC Panorama programme last year, criticising the leadership’s handling[…]

Oxford vaccine “appears safe and triggers immune response” – BBC News

Date: 2020-07-20 21:17:47 A team of scientists at Oxford University say they’ve reached an “important milestone” in their work to develop a vaccine for coronavirus. Following early trials on thousands of people they say the vaccine they’re developing appears to be safe and does trigger an immune response. The government[…]

Letters show Queen not told in advance of Australia PM’s sacking – BBC News

Date: 2020-07-15 09:52:00 The Queen was not informed in advance about the 1975 dismissal of Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, newly released letters show. Whitlam’s government was removed by the Queen’s representative at the time, Governor-General Sir John Kerr, and replaced with an opposition party. It is considered the most[…]

Coronavirus: Donald Trump finally wears mask in public – BBC News

Date: 2020-07-12 11:52:22 US President Donald Trump has worn a mask in public for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, where he met wounded soldiers and health care workers. “I’ve never been against masks but[…]

Coronavirus: Nations heading in wrong direction with Covid-19, says WHO – BBC News

Date: 2020-07-14 11:19:56 The coronavirus pandemic will get “worse and worse” if governments fail to take more decisive action, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “too many countries [were] headed in the wrong direction”. Cases were rising where proven measures were not[…]