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Biden administration waives 26 federal laws to allow border wall construction in South Texas

Biden administration waives 26 federal laws to allow border wall construction in South Texas The Biden administration announced they waived 26 federal laws in South Texas to allow border wall construction, marking the administration's first use of a sweeping executive power employed often during the Trump presidency. The Department of Homeland Security posted the announcement on the US Federal Registry with few details outlining the construction in Starr County, Texas, which is part of a busy Border Patrol sector seeing high illegal entry. According to government data, about 2,45,000 illegal entries have been recorded in this region during the current fiscal year. There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas, Alejandro Mayorkas, the DHS secretary, stated in the notice. The Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and Endangered Species Act were some of the federal laws waived by DHS to make way for construction that will use funds from a congressional appropriation in 2019 for border wall construction. The waivers avoid time-consuming reviews and lawsuits challenging violations of environmental laws. Starr County's hilly ranchlands, sitting between Zapata and McAllen, Texas, are home to about 65,000 residents sparsely populating about 3,108 square km that form part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Although no maps were provided in the announcement, a previous map shared during the gathering of public comments shows the piecemeal construction will add up to an additional 20 miles to the existing border barrier system in the area. Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said it will start south of the Falcon Dam and go past Salineo, Texas. The other concern that we have is that the area is highly erosive. There's a lot of arroyos, Eloy Vera, the county judge said, pointing out the creeks cutting through the ranchland and leading into the river. Concern is shared with environmental advocates who say structures will run through public lands, habitats of endangered plants, and species like the Ocelot, a spotted wild cat. A plan to build a wall through will bulldoze an impermeable barrier straight through the heart of that habitat. It will stop wildlife migrations dead in their tracks. It will destroy a huge amount of wildlife refuge land. And it's a horrific step backward for the borderlands, Laiken Jordahl, a southwest conservation advocate for the Center for Biological Diversity, said on Wednesday afternoon. During the Trump administration, about 450 miles of barriers were built along the southwest border between 2017 and January 2021. Texas Governor Greg Abbott renewed those efforts after the Biden administration halted them at the start of his presidency. The DHS decision on Wednesday contrasts the Biden administration's posturing when a proclamation to end the construction on January 20, 2021, stated, building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution. US Customs and Border Protection had no immediate comment. The announcement prompted political debate by the Democratic administration facing an increase of migrants entering through the southern border in recent months, including thousands who entered the US through Eagle Pass at the end of September. A border wall is a 14th-century solution to a 21st-century problem. It will not bolster border security in Starr County, US Representative Henry Cuellar said in a statement. I continue to stand against the wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars on an ineffective border wall. Political proponents of the border wall said the waivers should be used as a launching pad for a shift in policy. After years of denying that a border wall and other physical barriers are effective, the DHS announcement represents a sea change in the administration's thinking: A secure wall is an effective tool for maintaining control of our borders, Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said in a statement. Having made that concession, the administration needs to immediately begin construction of wall across the border to prevent the illegal traffic from simply moving to other areas of the border.

devdiscourse 5 Oct 2023 5:05 am

New Zealands crisis-hit farmers feel the gloom, potentially putting climate action in jeopardy

A tough year for farmers, from Cyclone Gabrielle to double-digit inflation, could translate into more votes for parties less keen to put a price on farm emissions You dont have to go far to find a grumpy farmer around here, says Lina Day. Shes standing in a livestock pen at the sales yards in Feilding, in the north island of New Zealand. Farmers are having a tough year: the inflation rate for farming materials and resources known as on-farm inflation stands at 16.3%, or more than double the national figure . Everyone is feeling it, she says. We need a change Im not saying anyones better than the ones weve got now, but we need a change. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 4:59 am

Nation & World

In an age of e-commerce-fuelled consumerism, more and more young Indians are defying social conventions of ownership and instead opting to rent items such as furniture and smartphones.

The Economic Times 5 Oct 2023 4:45 am

The global consequences of the crisis in Congress

With the House in limbo, the odds of approving aid for Ukraine or avoiding a shutdown have fallen.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 4:39 am

Just Stop Oil: Five arrested after protesters disrupt Les Miserables

The evening performance, in London's West End, was halted and did not resume.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 4:35 am

Renting: Average home now has 25 tenants wanting to view

When a property goes up for rent there are typically 25 people competing for a viewing, Rightmove says.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 4:32 am

Global carbon emissions from electric power may peak this year, report says

Thinktank says rapid growth of wind and solar is near rate required if world is to hit 2030 target as part of 1.5C pathway Carbon emissions from the global electricity sector may peak this year, after plateauing in the first half of 2023, because of a surge in wind and solar power, according to a climate thinktank. A new report on global electricity generation found that the growth of renewables was so rapid that it was close to the incredibly fast rate required if the world is to hit the tripling of capacity by the end of the decade that experts believe is necessary to stay on the 1.5C pathway. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 4:31 am

Thousands of refugees could be made homeless in UKs asylum backlog clearance

Red Cross warns 28-day move-on process is not enough time for asylum seekers to find new accommodation More than 50,000 refugees in the UK could be made homeless by the end of the year unless ministers take urgent steps to support them as it clears the asylum backlog, the British Red Cross has warned. The government has pledged to process all legacy asylum applications made before 28 June 2022 by the end of the year. Based on those currently in asylum accommodation the charity estimates that 53,100 refugees will be at risk of homelessness if the government meets its target. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 4:31 am

Supply shortages and mortgage rate rises push UK rents to highest point ever

Average rental property receives three times more enquiries from prospective tenants than in 2019 Business live latest updates Private home rents in Great Britain have increased to their highest point on record after shortages in supply and mortgage rate rises combined to push the cost up by 10% over the past 12 months. The average rent for new properties being put on the market now stands at a record 1,278 per calendar month outside London in the July to September period, according to Rightmove. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 4:31 am

India Canada tensions: Hip-hop stars hit by row over Sikh separatism

Punjabi musicians fear they will be caught in the middle of rising tensions between India and Canada.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 4:30 am

Fat Bear Week 2023: Can chubby cub 806 Jr beat the seasoned champions?

His bodyweight has risen nearly 7,000%, but does 806 Jr have what it takes to win Fat Bear Week?

BBC 5 Oct 2023 4:28 am

Australia will pay $27m compensation to Indonesians held in adult jails when they were children

Commonwealth agrees to settle with more than 120 Indonesians wrongly detained as adult people smugglers, some when they were as young as 12 Indonesians jailed as children win court battle to clear their names Systemic failures at every step: the Indonesian children Australia sent to adult jails for years Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Australian government has agreed to pay more than $27m to Indonesians who were wrongly detained or prosecuted as adult people smugglers while they were children using a deeply flawed wrist X-ray technique. The commonwealth this week agreed to settle a class action brought by the Indonesians, some who were as young as 12 when they were locked up in adult prisons and prosecuted in adult courts as people smugglers between 2010 and 2012 during the highly charged political climate around border protection. Sign up for Guardian Australias free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 4:27 am

Kenyan Police, Heading to Haiti, Have History of Brutality

Police officers from Kenya are being dispatched to bring order to gang-ravaged Haiti, but in their own home country, they have been accused of brutality.

The New York Times 5 Oct 2023 4:01 am

Bolivian president expelled from own party amid political feud

Conflict erupted after Luis Arce and ex-president Evo Morales both showed interest in the partys presidential nomination Bolivias president Luis Arce has been expelled from his own party, amid a bitter struggle with the former president, Evo Morales , to lead the party into the 2025 election. According to a resolution passed at the congress of the Movimiento al Socialismo (Mas) on Wednesday, Arce expelled himself from the party by not appearing at the meeting yesterday in the department of Cochabamba. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 3:56 am

How China is fighting in the grey zone against Taiwan

China is flexing its military muscles short of a full-blown war - and that is part of the strategy.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 3:52 am

Barca 'get rid of ghosts' with important win at Porto

Ferran Torres's strike earned Barcelona a tense 1-0 win at Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday, which coach Xavi Hernandez said got rid of ghosts the club had from previous years.

The Daily Star 5 Oct 2023 3:51 am

US To Transfer Seized Iranian Weapons To Ukraine Amid Russia War: Report

US officials said the move aims to help alleviate some of the critical shortages facing the Ukrainian military as it awaits more money and equipment from the US and its allies.

NDTV 5 Oct 2023 3:51 am

Newcastle United 4-1 Paris St-Germain: Magpies' win worth the 20-year wait - Phil McNulty

Newcastle United and the Toon Army waited two decades for a Champions League night like this and it was worth every day, writes Phil McNulty.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 3:47 am

Alvarez, Doku strike late to push Man City past Leipzig

Julian Alvarez and Jeremy Doku came off the bench to grab late goals and push Manchester City to a 3-1 victory at RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Daily Star 5 Oct 2023 3:45 am

Just Stop Oil protest disrupts Les Misrables performance in London

Five arrested after group members storm production, unveiling banners and locking themselves to stage Five people have been arrested after Just Stop Oil protesters disrupted a performance of Les Misrables at the Sondheim Theatre in Londons West End. During a performance of the song Do You Hear the People Sing? members of the Just Stop Oil group stormed the stage with banners. In a video of the protest posted online, the performance came to a halt as one member shouted just stop oil, to boos from the audience. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 3:44 am

Hundreds gather at vigil for Elianne Andam a week after schoolgirls murder

Father and mother of 15-year-old describe their daughter as the light of our lives Hundreds of people gathered in south London for a candlelit vigil close to where a 15-year-old schoolgirl was stabbed to death. Elianne Andam died after being stabbed during the morning rush hour at a bus stop outside Whitgift shopping centre on Wellesley Road in Croydon on 27 September. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 3:37 am

Championship roundup: Dewsbury-Hall double returns Leicester to the top

Foxes beat Preston 3-0 for fifth successive win Sunderland see off Watford while Leeds beat QPR Leicester returned to the top of the Championship as a Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall brace helped Enzo Marescas side beat third-placed Preston 3-0 at the King Power Stadium. Dewsbury-Hall put the Foxes ahead on the hour mark and, after Kelechi Iheanacho had doubled the advantage in the 76th minute, added his second in the final minute of normal time. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 3:30 am

A Voyage Round My Father review Rupert Everett brings soft focus to John Mortimers play

Theatre Royal Bath Richard Eyres production of the father-and-son drama has some strong performances but is too light to probe the plays plaintive depths A fine roll call of actors have played the central parts of overbearing father and obedient son in John Mortimers autobiographical drama, including Alec Guinness opposite Jeremy Brett and Laurence Olivier opposite Alan Bates. In Richard Eyres production, Rupert Everett is the patrician parent, appraised by Jack Bardoe with love but not sentiment in this memory play and coming-of-age story in one. It begins in the 1920s, when the unnamed father bangs his head and goes blind, and it spans his career as a divorce barrister, aided by his loyally serving wife (Eleanor David) to his decline into old age and death. Bardoe plays the son in youth and adulthood. After being packed off to boarding school, he shelves his ambitions to become a writer in order to follow his father into the law and then settles into middle-class married life with his wife (Allegra Marland). At Theatre Royal Bath until 7 October. Then touring until 18 November. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 3:30 am

Donald Trump falls off Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans

Former President Donald Trump has been removed from the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans due to his declining net worth. His estimated fortune now stands at $2.6 billion, falling short of the annual threshold he has fixated on. The decline in his net worth is primarily attributed to the stalled merger of his Truth Social platform and his other assets.

The Times of India 5 Oct 2023 3:28 am

Sam Bankman-Fried: FTX crypto empire 'built on lies' - prosecutors

The former crypto billionaire is accused of one of the biggest financial frauds in US history.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 3:24 am

Leipzig 1-3 Manchester City: Substitutes Julian Alvarez and Jeremy Doku help City clinch late win

Julian Alvarez scores a fantastic late winner as Manchester City recover from back-to-back defeats to beat Leipzig in the Champions League.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 3:13 am

Britain says Russia may target civilian shipping with mines in Black Sea

Britain says Russia may target civilian shipping with mines in Black Sea Russia may use sea mines to target civilian shipping in the Black Sea, including by laying them on the approach to Ukrainian ports, the British government said on Wednesday citing intelligence. Russia pulled out of a deal in July that had allowed Ukraine to safely ship food products out through what is traditionally its main export corridor. Ukraine responded by setting up a temporary humanitarian corridor for cargo vessels, and several ships have left Ukraine's Black Sea ports since. Britain said its assessment of the intelligence was that Russia was seeking to target civilian shipping travelling through the humanitarian corridor in order to deter the export of Ukrainian grain. Russia almost certainly wants to avoid openly sinking civilian ships, instead falsely laying blame on Ukraine for any attacks against civilian vessels in the Black Sea, Britain's Foreign Office said in a statement. By releasing our assessment of this intelligence, the UK seeks to expose Russias tactics to deter any such incident from occurring. Last month Britain accused Russia of targeting a civilian cargo ship at port in the Black Sea on Aug. 24 in a missile attack it said was successfully thwarted by Ukrainian defences. Britain said it was working with Ukraine and other partners to put in place arrangements to improve the safety of shipping, and was using its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to monitor Russian activity in the Black Sea.

devdiscourse 5 Oct 2023 3:00 am

UK says Russia plotting to sabotage Ukrainian grain tankers with sea mines

Based on declassified intelligence, UK says Russia targeting civilian shipping on approaches to Black Sea ports Britain has accused Russia of plotting to sabotage civilian tankers loaded with Ukrainian grain by planting sea mines on the approaches to the countrys Black Sea ports. Based on what it said was declassified intelligence, the UK said Russia did not want to directly attack merchant ships using Ukraine s newly created humanitarian corridor with missiles, but instead try to destroy them covertly. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 3:00 am

Rishi Sunak reported to Scottish police over joke about Nicola Sturgeon

General secretary of Scotlands Alba party said PM acted in contempt of court by commenting on Operation Brachnform Rishi Sunak has been reported to police in Scotland over a joke he made about Nicola Sturgeon in his Conservative party conference speech. Sunak attempted to make fun of the former SNP leader and first minister after she was arrested and questioned as part of Police Scotlands Operation Branchform investigation into her partys finances. Sturgeon was released without charge after her arrest in June. She has denied any wrongdoing. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 2:57 am

Democrats Tell Biden Saudi-Israel Pact Needs Concessions for Palestinians

The demands would likely be met with stiff resistance from hard-line members of the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

The New York Times 5 Oct 2023 2:54 am

Newcastle United 4-1 Paris St-Germain: Eddie Howe's roar to victory over French champions

Newcastle United welcome Champions League football back to St James' Park in style as Paris St-Germain were overpowered in a highly charged atmosphere.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 2:54 am

Astroscale secures funding from Japanese government to fight against space debris

Astroscale, a company focused on addressing the issue of space debris, has secured substantial funding of up to $80 million from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). This funding supports a critical mission aimed at combating space junk.

The Times of India 5 Oct 2023 2:50 am

Newcastles Burn and Longstaff lead 4-1 rout of PSG on epic St James Park night

Two years ago Sean Longstaff looked to be on his way out of Newcastle, almost certainly destined for a lower-division future, while Dan Burn could not be certain of a first-team place at Brighton. Few crystal ball gazers would have predicted that particularly unlikely pair not merely joining Miguel Almirn and Fabian Schr in scoring against Paris Saint-Germain here but utterly eclipsing Kylian Mbapp and friends as Newcastles first home Champions League game for 20 years concluded amid unbridled geordie joy. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 2:48 am

Payback review every actor in this gangland drama oozes quality

This pacy crime drama from Jed Mercurios stable doesnt have a single weak link among its stellar cast although there is the odd dubious bit of plotting Payback is the televisual equivalent of a sudoku puzzle or a crossword. It keeps your mind happily occupied without demanding any emotional investment whatsoever. This is mostly because it is about fraud and gangland criminals so in the best possible way who cares? A daughter gets threatened from afar but, you know, thats just how gangland criminals roll. There are no missing or abused children, no gruesome murders, no raped, battered then murdered women. With only an untraceable 28m at stake, its practically a romcom. Life is going along quite nicely for the Noble family. Husband Jared (Thoren Ferguson) and wife Lexie (Morven Christie) are hardworking accountants shes a partner at his firm who live in a lovely house and have recently taken on a competent if sullen nanny Doris (Eileen Duffy) to help with the care of their two children, neither of whom has ever been threatened by a gangland criminal. All that, alas, is about to change because over on the other side of town, a man called Cal Morris (Peter Mullan) is trying and failing to buy an island with laundered cash. I think. I confess that despite many exposition-heavy scenes involving well-meaning characters who clearly do understand how the money is supposed to have got from A to B but instead went missing and want us to understand too, I do not. But it is enough to know that it has done, that Jared is involved and that Lexie knows nothing about it. Payback aired on ITV1 and is available on ITVX. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 2:40 am

Lazios Pedro pops up late to floor Celtic and extend Champions League misery

It will be a shock if Celtic or Lazio trouble the judges when this Champions League rumbles towards it conclusion. A frenetic clash in Glasgows east end proved entertaining but largely on the basis that both teams had clear flaws. This was hardly a shock. The return of Brendan Rodgers to Celtic was surely with growth on a bigger stage in mind. The jubilant scenes which greeted the weekend win at Motherwell are fine in parochial parlance but a wider world shrugs its shoulders. Rodgers will be furious that Celtic couldnt return even a point from this fixture; a stoppage-time header from Pedro Rodrguez sending the Italian contingent into raptures. The task for Celtic was to render this a memorable European evening beyond the playing of Zadok the Priest. The club has not been in the Champions League in every year since but the wait for a Champions League group-stage win, stretching back to 2013, looked faintly preposterous. Results count for more than decibel levels and flag displays. Lazio, who have a dismal away record in Europe and have started the Serie A campaign poorly, appeared favourable opposition. Maurizio Sarri landed in Glasgow as a coach under pressure. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 2:38 am

Kevin Spacey rushed to hospital in Uzbekistan: Heres what happened

Kevin Spacey was taken to a hospital in Uzbekistan due to signs of a heart attack. On Monday, October 2, during his visit to the Afrasiyab Museum, Spacey's left arm went numb. He went to a clinic in Samarkand city and underwent tests, including an MRI. Spacey was in town for the 15th Tashkent International Film Festival.

The Economic Times 5 Oct 2023 2:36 am

Multiple people reportedly shot in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Public asked to avoid intersection of Sargeant and Maple Streets as detective tells WWLP multiple individuals shot Multiple people were reportedly shot Wednesday afternoon in the downtown area of Holyoke, Massachusetts, police said. A Holyoke police detective told WWLP that multiple individuals had been shot, but did not indicate how many. Police said it was an active, ongoing investigation. The public is being asked to avoid the intersection of Sargeant and Maple Streets. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 2:35 am

Celtic 1-2 Lazio: Pedro scores at death to leave Scots bottom of group

Celtic endure late heartbreak as Pedro's 95th-minute winner consigned the Scottish champions to another Champions League defeat.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 2:34 am

US gives Ukraine more than 1 million rounds of Iranian ammo seized at sea

The United States has sent over 1.1 million rounds of rifle ammunition seized from Iran to the Ukrainian armed forces. The ammunition was originally headed to Houthi rebels in Yemen but was intercepted by the US in December 2022. The US government gained ownership of the ammunition through civil forfeiture claims against Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The Times of India 5 Oct 2023 2:33 am

Newcastle run riot to secure famous 4-1 win over PSG

A rampant Newcastle United put in a stellar showing to secure a superb 4-1 victory over French champions Paris St Germain in their first Champions League home match in 20 years on Wednesday.

The Daily Star 5 Oct 2023 2:33 am

The Top Comedy Wildlife Photos of 2023

Yahoo 5 Oct 2023 2:31 am

Tony Awards 2024: See new venue, where and when to watch on TV, live stream and more

The 77th Tony Awards are relocating to Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on the Upper West Side. CBS will broadcast the event on June 16, with streaming available on Paramount+. Nominations for the 2023-24 Broadway season will be revealed on April 30, while the host remains unannounced.

The Economic Times 5 Oct 2023 2:30 am

Thursday Briefing: Whats Next After McCarthys Downfall

Plus an auction of works from Chinas top art collector.

The New York Times 5 Oct 2023 2:27 am

Lucrative market here drawing interest of foreign powers: Momen

Foreign powers are now more interested in Bangladesh as this rapidly developing country has become a lucrative market for them, said Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday

The Daily Star 5 Oct 2023 2:22 am

'iCarly' Reboot Season 4: Heres what we know so far

Paramount+ has confirmed the cancellation of the iCarly reboot after three seasons. The series fulfilled fan expectations by uniting Carly and Freddie. The reboot, initiated in 2020, followed adult Carly, Spencer, and Freddie as they revamped her web show with new friends.

The Economic Times 5 Oct 2023 2:22 am

Simone Biles magic leads USA to world gymnastics championships gold medal

Biles searing floor routine draws standing ovation Britain in sixth with Brazil second and France third Two years after she was forced to withdraw from the Olympic team final and spent the remainder of the night on the sidelines, this time Simone Biles was there right until the end. Charged with closing out another gold medal before a raucous crowd on her floor routine, Biles refused to blink. She marched through a searing routine, drawing a standing ovation as the United States clinched a sixth consecutive team gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships with a score of 167.729. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 2:15 am

What will happen if the right to shelter law is rolled back in New York City?

40-year-old law is in jeopardy after weeks of debate about citys obligation to protect 100,000 migrants sent from the US border In a late Tuesday night email, the administration of New York Citys mayor, Eric Adams, asked a New York supreme court justice to allow it to ignore the states longstanding right to shelter law in certain circumstances. Dating back to the Depression, a provision of the New York state constitution stated that aid, care and support of the needy are public concerns. A consent decree resolving the 1981 case Callahan v Carey and various lawsuits built on that foundation. Now anyone in New York City can access guaranteed shelter with required minimum standards like 3ft between beds, access to lockers and showers, and basic toiletries. But that 40-year-old law is in jeopardy, amid a push from the citys executive. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 1:55 am

Sheffield Wednesday sack Xisco Muoz after poor start to Championship season

Wednesday without a win this season and bottom of table Muoz was hired in summer after club were promoted Sheffield Wednesday have sacked Xisco Muoz after a winless start to the Championship season. Wednesday hired the former Watford manager after Darren Moore departed in the summer following promotion. Wednesdays 1-0 defeat at West Brom on Tuesday was Muozs final game in charge, after which he apologised for their dismal start to the campaign. Wednesday, who won promotion via the League One playoff final in May, have lost eight of their 10 league matches this season. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 1:52 am

Fireworks: Boy, eight, almost loses sight in explosion

Bradley, eight, was out playing with a friend when they picked up the firework which blew up.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 1:49 am

Want to reelect Hasina through ballot: Cuet VC at BCL meeting

Prof Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Alam, vice-chancellor of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (Cuet), yesterday vowed to elect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina again in the next national election

The Daily Star 5 Oct 2023 1:41 am

I went hands-on with Google's Pixel Watch 2, and I'm cautiously optimistic about it

A refined design and greater Fitbit integration make the Pixel Watch 2 an elegant smartwatch option for shoppers.

ZDNet 5 Oct 2023 1:35 am

UN probe finds Myanmar army using forced labour

A United Nations investigation into Myanmar yesterday urged the country's military rulers to end forced labour in the army and to halt all violence against trade unionists

The Daily Star 5 Oct 2023 1:32 am

Metro Bank considering raising hundreds of millions from investors

High street lender recently failed to convince regulators it could be trusted to hold less cash against its mortgage risks Metro Bank is considering raising hundreds of millions of pounds from investors, weeks after the high street lender failed to convince regulators it could be trusted to hold less cash against its mortgage risks. The high street lender, which became the first new chain in the UK for more than a century when it was launched by the American billionaire Vernon Hill in 2010, had applied to use its own internal models to assess the risks of its mortgages, but that request was denied in early September. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 1:32 am

UK court orders Indian-origin fraudster to pay back stolen funds from employer

UK court orders Indianorigin fraudster to pay back stolen funds from employer

India Today 5 Oct 2023 1:23 am

Dutch politician Wopke Hoekstra appointed as EU's climate chief

Dutch politician Wopke Hoekstra has received approval for the role of the EU's climate chief after facing scrutiny from MEPs regarding his employment history and commitment to climate action. Hoekstra, formerly associated with Shell and McKinsey, emphasized his stance on the oil industry and pledged to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and support a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 90% by 2040.

The Times of India 5 Oct 2023 1:21 am

UK's Suella Braverman warns about hurricane of migrants, calls for tough action

UKs Suella Braverman warns about hurricane of migrants calls for tough action

India Today 5 Oct 2023 1:15 am

Liverpool vs Union Saint-Gilloise Europa League live streaming: Kick off time, where to watch soccer match

Liverpool vs Union Saint-Gilloise Europa League match will be played on Thursday. The live streaming will be available for soccer fans in the US.

The Economic Times 5 Oct 2023 1:13 am

The best Google Pixel phones of 2023: Expert reviewed

The best Google Pixel phones are sleek and affordable with exceptional cameras and all-day battery life. The latest Pixel 8 Pro includes a Tensor G3 chip and new AI features.

ZDNet 5 Oct 2023 1:13 am

A saint, a sinner and a sprog: Goldsmiths book prize shortlist announced

Six books are up for the award celebrating innovative fiction, including Benjamin Myers account of St Cuthbert and a great trans novel set in a small northern town A bildungsroman, a story within a story and two novels set across a single day feature in the six-book shortlist for this years Goldsmiths prize. The award, which celebrates fiction that breaks the mould, carries a prize of 10,000. This years shortlist, selected from 107 books, shows the novel that most slippery and vital of forms continuing to morph and reinvent itself in ways that surprise and delight us, said Dr Tom Lee, judging chair and lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 1:00 am

I wouldnt say hes a friend: De Zerbi faces old rival Gattuso in Marseille

De Zerbi lost Serie C playoff final to compatriot in 2016 Brighton could be withou Pervis Estupin for a month Roberto De Zerbi has admitted he is hoping to get one over Gennaro Gattuso and help Brighton revive their Europa League campaign against Marseille. The two Italians have a fiery history that dates back to their first meeting in the Serie C playoff final in 2016 when De Zerbi was managing Foggia and Gattuso was in charge of Pisa. The 2006 World Cup winner was struck by an object thrown from the stands and then clashed with De Zerbi, who felt he was making the most of the incident to waste time. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 12:59 am

Hundreds at vigil to remember girl, 15, killed on way to school

Flowers, cards and teddies are laid at the spot where the 15-year-old was killed a week ago.

BBC 5 Oct 2023 12:59 am

Champions League: Atltico Madrid fightback foils Feyenoord in thriller

Group E: Atltico Madrid 3-2 Feyenoord Shakhtar rally to beat Antwerp in Group H lvaro Morata was on target twice as Atltico Madrid fought back from 1-0 and 2-1 down to beat Feyenoord 3-2 at the Metropolitano. Feyenoord, who began their Group E campaign with a 2-0 win over Celtic, took the game to their hosts and went in front through Mario Hermosos unfortunate own goal. In the sixth minute, Ayase Uedas shot was saved by Jan Oblak but the rebound deflected off Hermosos knee and into his own net. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 12:56 am

What have we learned from the Hollywood strike? | Kathleen Sharp

Top executives are terrible at reading the room and unions are stronger when workers stick together. Now lets sign that contract This year was supposed to have been a showbiz love fest. Disney, Warner Brothers and the boosters of the world-famous Hollywood sign had planned to celebrate their centennials, with a special thanks to the storytellers who have sparked the joy of movies. There were so many actors, writers and other workers buzzing around the soundstages in Burbank, Studio City and Culver City that you could practically hear the hum of a $134bn TV-and-film hive. Kathleen Sharp is the author of Mr & Mrs Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire which has been optioned Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 12:46 am

Rape and murder of 9-yr-old in Ctg: 2 sentenced to jail until death

A Chattogram court today sentenced two people to jail until death for killing a nine-year-old girl after rape in Chattogram citys Badurtala area in 2017

The Daily Star 5 Oct 2023 12:36 am

Pope Francis calls out inadequate efforts to address climate change

In his apostolic exhortation, Laudate Deum, the Pope addressed the need to step up the transition to renewable energy, took on climate denialists, called for a new approach to multilateralism, reminded rich countries of their responsibilities, and offered COP28 host, the UAE words of advice.

The Economic Times 5 Oct 2023 12:31 am

Trump lawyers go after accountant and appeal major pretrial ruling in New York fraud case

Former President Donald Trump returned to his New York civil fraud trial where his defense lawyers questioned an accountant who prepared financial statements at the center of the case. Meanwhile, Trump's lawyers appealed a pretrial ruling that Trump engaged in fraud by inflating the values of his assets. The civil case, filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, accuses Trump of exaggerating his wealth in financial statements.

The Times of India 5 Oct 2023 12:27 am

National Taco Day 2023: Free and other top deals, and everything you need to know

National Taco Day 2023 falls on Wednesday this year. But the taco companies are celebrating it in a big way and offering many things to their customers. Know in detail.

The Economic Times 5 Oct 2023 12:25 am

Kabul calls Pakistans move to evict refugees unacceptable

Afghanistan has called on Pakistan to reconsider its policy of forcefully expelling Afghan refugees, deeming it unacceptable. Pakistan had ordered all illegal immigrants to leave the country by November 1, citing their alleged involvement in suicide bombings. The move has further strained already deteriorating relations between the two countries. The Taliban government also urged Pakistan to reconsider its decision, stating that Afghan refugees are not responsible for Pakistan's security problems.

The Times of India 5 Oct 2023 12:24 am

Negative environmental impact of HS2 could worsen with scaling back

Despite efforts to mitigate biodiversity loss, planning has destroyed parts of ancient woodlands and damage will continue despite reprieve The scrapping of HS2 from Birmingham to Manchester may save 32 ancient woodlands from destruction and reprieve miles of waterways and hedgerows but the railways negative environmental impact may actually intensify with Rishi Sunaks decision. The carbon emissions reduction case for HS2 was never favourable it will be a net contributor to emissions over its 120-year lifespan, according to its own data but cancelling the new line north of Birmingham weakens the hope that a national high-speed rail network will cut flights between major cities. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 12:22 am

Newcastle v Paris Saint-Germain: Champions League live

Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at St James Park Live scoreboard | Clockwatch with Daniel Harris Get in touch: email Scott with your thoughts Time for some sepia-toned memories of old-time PSG (est. 1970) with Chris Paraskevas. Im glad somebody mentioned the criminally underrated Intertoto Cup: the look on Scott Parkers face during the trophy presentation (click below) is still iconic/haunting to this day. I also seem to remember a time when PSG had that slightly hipster-cool feel to them: Pauleta, Ronaldinho, the baggy jerseys. Now its very mainstream: its all Jordan crossover-this, and Kylian Mbappe-that. By the way, Ronaldinhos only trophy with PSG? You guessed it... the Intertoto Cup. Chris Paraskevas, ladies and gentlemen, also known in literary circles as The Weaver. You want more on that aforementioned 3-2 win over Barcelona as well as Newcastles last home Champions League game, a 2-0 defeat by the same opponents in 2003? We got it. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 12:13 am

Explained: What Are Quantum Dots, The Tiny Crystals Behind Chemistry Nobel Prize

Quantum dots are tiny crystals that scientists can tune to different colours, giving an extra-vivid pop to next-generation TV screens or illuminating tumours inside bodies so surgeons can hunt them down.

NDTV 5 Oct 2023 12:09 am

They were on holiday, just like us: campsite guests mourn victims of Venice coach crash

Twenty-one people died when bus crashed through guardrail that accident victim charity says was designed for a country road Serhan Gangal and his sister were among a group of tourists waiting for the 8.30pm bus on Tuesday which they expected to shuttle them back from central Venice to their campsite in nearby Marghera. The siblings from Germany, first-time visitors to Venice, had made the 9-mile journey several times during their three-day break, enjoying seeing one of the worlds most famous cities while benefiting from the cheap chalets and swimming pool at the Hu di Marghera campsite. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 12:08 am

New York police seek suspect after activist stabbed to death at bus stop

Ryan Carson, 32, who worked in series of advocacy positions, died on Monday morning after attack at bus stop in Brooklyn A man who dedicated his life to social justice activism was stabbed to death by a stranger on a New York street after attending a wedding with his girlfriend. Ryan Carson, 32, was stabbed multiple times near a bus stop at Malcolm X Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, at about 4am on Monday. Local outlets reported that Carson was waiting for the bus after coming back from a wedding on Long Island with his girlfriend. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Oct 2023 12:07 am

Explained: What Are Quantum Dots, The Tiny Crystals Behind Chemistry Nobel

Quantum dots are tiny crystals that scientists can tune to different colours, giving an extra-vivid pop to next-generation TV screens or illuminating tumours inside bodies so surgeons can hunt them down.

NDTV 5 Oct 2023 12:05 am

FIFA World Cup 2030: Morocco, Spain, Portugal to host, Opening three matches in Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay

FIFA World Cup 2030 will take place in six countries. It will celebrate the centenary of the football World Cup. Know in detail.

The Economic Times 5 Oct 2023 12:03 am

Pilot charged for stalking New York woman using his airplane

Pilot charged for stalking New York woman using his airplane

India Today 5 Oct 2023 12:01 am

Iraq PM to visit Russia for dialogue with Putin

Iraq PM to visit Russia for dialogue with Putin

Firstpost 4 Oct 2023 11:59 pm

Britain proposes ban on cigarettes for younger generations

Britain proposes ban on cigarettes for younger generations

Firstpost 4 Oct 2023 11:59 pm

Donald Trump appeals New York judge's refusal to dismiss fraud case amid trial

Donald Trump appeals New York judges refusal to dismiss fraud case amid trial

India Today 4 Oct 2023 11:54 pm

Get real, Akshata Murty. You may have chosen Rishi, but none of us did

Sunaks wife continued an appalling pantomime tradition, but she was at least spared the knives As we gather here today, said Akshata Murty, Rishi Sunaks wife, to look to the future of the UK OK, Ill be honest. The end of this sentence got lost to my internal cacophony. Are you allowed to say that about gathering? Dont you have to go to vicar school first? It was a vanishingly short speech, introduced in winning style with a faux-prod at the prime minister that he didnt have a clue what his wife was about to say. The audience laughed approvingly, imagining their quaking premier anticipating his acid-tongued wife. Would she reveal that he was aspirational? Or that he believed in fair play? Would she have loved him from the moment they first met, or the point at which she realised how fervently he believed in the rule of law? It was a high stakes game for Sunak, whod had quite the morning, rendering ill-managed railway disappointment unto Manchester , while he was literally in Manchester. Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Oct 2023 11:53 pm

Maldives: President-elect Muizzu urges foreign troops to leave

Maldives: President-elect Muizzu urges foreign troops to leave

Firstpost 4 Oct 2023 11:52 pm