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Police hunt armed robbery suspects

Police are on the hunt for two male suspects after a George Town business is robbed at gunpoint. The post Police hunt armed robbery suspects appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Cayman Turtle Centre announces reopening

One has only to glance at social media to see that parents are asking for guidance on how to keep their children occupied this summer. With commercial flights cancelled until at least 1 Sept., families are looking around Cayman to see what entertainment and activities are available. The Cayman Turtle Centre, which officially reopened on […] The post Cayman Turtle Centre announces reopening appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Wheaton’s Way

True story: I stepped outside my house this week and instantly burst into flames. Temperature is 95 degrees; feels like: the surface of the sun. I realise I probably sound like a pensioner when I’m talking to friends, but I can’t help it. While those in their 20s and 30s are raving about the bars […] The post Wheaton’s Way appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Airport upgrade workers donate to food bank

Workers upgrading the airfield at the Owen Roberts International Airport have donated $6,000 to the Cayman Food Bank in support of its COVID-19 relief efforts. The post Airport upgrade workers donate to food bank appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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EY Cayman Scholarship awarded

Student James Powell has been selected as this year’s recipient of the EY Cayman Scholarship. The post EY Cayman Scholarship awarded appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Female divers gear up for Women’s Dive Day

The tenacity and dedication of Cayman's female dive instructors will be honoured at this year's Women's Dive Day when they take part in a challenge to dive, cumulatively among them, a distance of 58 miles - the equivalent to the length of Grand Cayman's coastline. The post Female divers gear up for Women’s Dive Day appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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DoE preps for Sandbar reopening

Restrictions at Stingray City and the Sandbar are set to be lifted on 19 July and the Department of Environment is preparing for the return of visitors to the North Sound sites. The post DoE preps for Sandbar reopening appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Floss

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Coral killer disease found in Cayman

Cayman’s reefs are under attack from the mysterious, but deadly Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease that has ravaged Florida’s coral reefs. The post Coral killer disease found in Cayman appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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No new COVID cases since 1 July

Cayman has gone more than a week without any new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The post No new COVID cases since 1 July appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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RFA Argus carries out mock exercise

Royal Navy officers from the RFA Argus ran through a hurricane exercise in mid-June to assist with disaster preparedness in Cayman. The post RFA Argus carries out mock exercise appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Elgin Avenue pipeline upgrade set for Sunday

The Water Authority is advising customers along Elgin Avenue, between Cricket Square and the Hospital Road intersection, to expect service interruption this Sunday. The post Elgin Avenue pipeline upgrade set for Sunday appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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CIFA premier leagues to resume next month

CIFA says it's unaware of any players having tested positive for COVID-19 and it will be providing free testing for players through 10 July. The post CIFA premier leagues to resume next month appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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No new COVID cases reported Wednesday

In his latest update on COVID-19 results, Medical Officer for Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez stated today that there are no positive results among 310 tests carried out in the past 24 hours. The post No new COVID cases reported Wednesday appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Hotel donates furniture to families in need

Furniture and appliances from the Comfort Suites hotel, which closed for renovation last month, is being donated to local charities to help families in need. The post Hotel donates furniture to families in need appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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COVID-19 protocols

Emergency shelters will be operating with physical distancing protocols. The post COVID-19 protocols appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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DVDL offices to reopen Monday

The Department of Vehicle and Driver’s Licensing will be reopening all its office locations from next week. The post DVDL offices to reopen Monday appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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DEH fleet of trucks continues to grow

Since May, seven of 11 ordered garbage trucks have arrived in Cayman. The arrival of the new Department of Enviromental Health vehicles puts the fleet at 17 trucks, including five front loaders, five rear loaders, four roll-on roll-off, and three grab trucks. The post DEH fleet of trucks continues to grow appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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New leadership team at Appleby Global Services

Fiduciary services provider Appleby Global Services, which was launched by offshore law firm Appleby in 2019, announced its new leadership team this week. The post New leadership team at Appleby Global Services appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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New Canadian honorary consul appointed for Cayman

Yves Martel has been appointed as the new Canadian honorary consul of the Cayman Islands. The post New Canadian honorary consul appointed for Cayman appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, tries to stop her friends from being named in lawsuit

The battle between Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and a top British tabloid is heating up.
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Australia suspends extradition with Hong Kong

Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday, as the country moves to offer a path to citizenship for those Hong Kongers who wish to leave the city.
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Theme park reopens with strange new rule

A theme park in Fujiyoshida, Japan, is banning screaming on its roller coasters to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and instead is urging customers to "scream in their hearts."
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HSBC may have to choose between East and West as China tightens grip on Hong Kong

HSBC has carved out a lucrative role in global banking over the past 155 years by straddling the line between East and West. Now, a political firestorm over the bank's hometown of Hong Kong could force the bank to choose sides.
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TikTok is a national security threat, US politicians say. Here's what experts think

The short-form video app TikTok has quickly become a key part of popular culture in the US, serving as a platform for viral memes as well as political satire and activism. Facebook, the dominant force in social media, has tried to copy the app, but so far that has not slowed down its rapid rise.
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Walmart is about to give Amazon Prime a serious run for its money

Walmart is reportedly close to launching its own membership program that closely resembles Amazon Prime.
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Starbucks will require customers to wear masks

Starbucks will start requiring customers to wear facial coverings or masks in all 9,000 of its company-owned American stores beginning July 15.
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Americans are rapidly shrinking their credit card debt

Americans' credit card debt is shrinking rapidly during the coronavirus recession. That's a sharp contrast with the last two economic downturns.
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This small island chain is leading the way on hydrogen power

Too much clean energy. It's an unusual problem to have, and one that's spurred a group of islands off the northern coast of Scotland to become an unlikely pioneer in hydrogen power.
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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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Vintage photos capture the restlessness of East Berlin's youth

Photography from the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, has received limited exposure in the art world -- not least due to the strict limitations imposed by the former authoritarian state.
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A collector rescued 850K discarded negatives. This is what he found

For the last decade, Thomas Sauvin has been purchasing discarded color negatives by the kilogram from a recycling plant outside Beijing. The old 35-millimeter films capture family outings, weddings, birthdays, vacations -- anonymous, everyday memories that would otherwise be lost.
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80 artists wrote messages in the skies above ICE detention centers

Over Independence Day Weekend, 80 artists asked Americans to look up at the skies. Throughout July 3 and 4, messages related to immigration were written at 10,000 feet by World War II military planes, sky-typed over 80 sites related to the country's network of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities, immigration courts, and the southern border. The idea was to bring attention to these facilities, which may not be familiar to many Americans.
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Vintage photos show British vacationers gone wild

Butlin's vacation resorts were an institution in post-war Britain. The self-contained camps -- where guests were housed in wooden chalets, fed and entertained on-site -- provided a new kind of inexpensive luxury for working families.
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How laundry is spilling plastics into the ocean

Off the coast of Cullercoats, in northeast England, researchers Max Kelly and Priscilla Carrillo-Barragan send a long tubular net into the depths of the North Sea.
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8 houses built in impossible places

Architecture can flirt with nature in expressive yet subtle ways. The idea in architecture is often to harmonize, not dominate, the landscapes. This can prove a challenge, however, when faced with steep slopes, cliff faces and mountainsides.
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What happened when I tried to become French

Julien was a tennis instructor with steel shoulders, blue eyes and two terraces we could never sit on because he stuffed them both with his marijuana plants.
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Running out of fuel at 30,000 feet

Imagine you're zooming down the highway at 70 miles per hour and the car's fuel gauge is on its way to empty.
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What it's like to visit a country that doesn't officially exist

They have their own governments, passports, citizens and even currency in some cases.
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Japan debuts new faster, safer bullet train

Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake.
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The tragic allure of Alaska's 'Into the Wild' bus

Fairbanks Bus 142. Probably you've read about it, seen its replica on a movie screen, or recognize one of its headier nicknames.
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Endless summers of the communist riviera

During the communist era, travel options were limited in Hungary and Central Europe, which meant Lake Balaton became the region's most popular vacation destination.
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80s rocker Jon Bon Jovi is washing dishes - but it's not what you might think

When rock band Bon Jovi canceled its summer tour due to the global pandemic, front man Jon Bon Jovi didn't waste a beat turning his focus to those in need in his own backyard.
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Boy with prosthetic legs raised $1 million for the hospital that saved his life by walking 6 miles

A 5-year-old boy with two prosthetic legs has raised more than £1 million ($1.2 million) for the hospital that saved his life when he was just weeks old, by walking a total of six miles over the past month.
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Furloughed from her job, she's now the 'Lasagna Lady'

When Michelle Brenner lost her job because of the pandemic, she decided to use her extra time and a family lasagna recipe to create a free food movement in her Washington community.
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Coronavirus: No 10 considering mandatory face masks in shops in England

Face coverings are already compulsory on transport in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.
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Shropshire maternity scandal: Hundreds more cases under review

Inquiry into care by NHS trust is now assessing about 1,500 cases, the BBC learns.
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EasyJet 'using sickness records to decide job cuts'

Pilots say the airline will include sick days when assessing job losses - a claim EasyJet rejects.
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Court hears details of 'violent' marital rows

A libel case hears the Hollywood actor threw a magnum of champagne at his ex-wife - a claim he denies.
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Leicester lockdown factories 'almost doubled staff' during Covid-19

A whistleblower in Leicester says demand for cheap clothing left workers exposed to Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: UK opts out of EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme

The UK's ambassador to the EU confirms the move, saying the UK would not have a say on decisions.
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Boris Johnson urged to apologise for Srebrenica comments

More than 100 Muslim representatives and 30 MPs have criticised the PM for an article he wrote in 1997.
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Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail due to 'significant' coronavirus risk

The British socialite denies grooming underage girls for the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
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'I left Smile Bank today due to the ongoing outage'

Smile Bank customers have been unable to access their accounts for days due to an ongoing outage.
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Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases detected in London NHS staff

Antibodies detected in 45% of healthcare workers at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust.
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Coronavirus: 'Miracle' Dorset patient discharged from hospital

Ian Cobb, who had a heart transplant and undergoes chemotherapy, spent 60 days in intensive care.
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Dame Vera Lynn: Spitfire flypast marks funeral

A private funeral is held as friends and fans also pay respects to the Forces' Sweetheart.
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Coronavirus: Evening update as No 10 considers face coverings in shops rule

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening.
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Coronavirus lockdown: Parents 'frustrated' by birth registration delays

Parents say it is frustrating to wait months to register their babies, as councils face large backlogs.
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Coronavirus: Welsh pubs and cafes to reopen indoors on 3 August

Wales had been the only part of the UK not to set a date for the reopening of indoor hospitality.
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Coronavirus: Face coverings now compulsory in Scotland's shops

In a bid to suppress coronavirus, people in Scotland must now cover their face when they enter shops.
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Micheál Martin: Irish PM 'concerned about GB-Ireland travel'

Micheál Martin says he stands over advice that warns against travel off the island of Ireland.
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Coronavirus: When can I go to the gym, nail salon, tattoo studio or pool?

As lockdown eases, more activities will soon be allowed.
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Coronavirus: Who should wear a face mask or face covering?

Face coverings are compulsory on public transport in England and Scotland.
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Coronavirus: Can I get travel insurance and what are my travel rights?

As quarantine rules are relaxed, holidays are back on the agenda but will your insurance cover you?
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Coronavirus: 'Big fat British Asian weddings' forced to slim down

How has the coronavirus pandemic hit the Asian weddings industry in the UK?
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Coronavirus: The British-Pakistani doctors saving lives in both countries

From his laptop in Essex, Dr Tahir Akhtar is advising Pakistani doctors on treating coronavirus patients.
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Coronavirus: Outdoor concerts, plays and opera get government go-ahead

Open-air gigs, festivals and theatre shows can resume from this weekend, the government says.
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Coronavirus: How libraries provided a lifeline in lockdown

Libraries kept in touch with customers via various acts of kindness as the coronavirus pandemic hit.
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'I'm furious that we can't reopen'

Beauty salons and gyms in England get a date to reopen but some treatments remain blacklisted.
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What are my rights if I'm stopped and searched?

Why is the police watchdog launching a review into whether the tactic is discriminatory?
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Battle of Britain: The schoolgirl who helped design the Spitfire

Meet the young mathematician who helped design the Spitfire, the iconic aircraft that took part in the Battle of Britain, which started 80 years ago today.
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Mike Skinner: 'Music is genuine chaos'

The Streets man drops a mixtape of rap duets ahead of a musical film about his recent life as a DJ.
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John Lewis: Watford store closure 'incredibly sad for our town'

How will the loss of a store giant affect one town's high street?
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The Crown: Netflix adds final sixth season to cover 1990s royal drama

There was too much royal drama in the '90s to fit into a single final season of the Netflix hit.
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UK universities comply with China's internet restrictions

But universities reject that tests on online learning in China are accepting "censorship".
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Rishi Sunak's Summer statement: 'We've been overlooked'

Under-30s have been hardest hit in lockdown, so what did they think of the chancellor's summer update?
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What is VAT and how does it work?

Rishi Sunak is cutting VAT on hospitality and tourism, but how does the tax work?
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Pop music is getting faster (and happier)

After years of slower beats and introspective lyrics, pop is becoming optimistic again. Here's why.
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Killing Eve: How author Luke Jennings created Villanelle

We speak to the man who created the character of Villanelle, author Luke Jennings.
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'I was terrified to put on weight' - the 'culture of fear' in British gymnastics

In a special investigation, several gymnasts tell BBC Sport of an alleged "culture of fear" in the sport of weight shaming and abuse.
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The spying game: China's global network

The latest controversy around Huawei has shone a spotlight on the murky world of Chinese espionage.
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Shooting celebrities: Thirty years behind the lens

Celebrity portrait photographer Andy Gotts celebrates 30 years behind the camera.
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Cumberlege review: The patients who fought for answers

The way patients' concerns over side effects were dealt with is addressed in a long-awaited review.
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UK social distancing rules - one metre or two metres?

The UK government is advising people to practise social distancing, but the distance varies depending on where you are.
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What are the questions for Ghislaine Maxwell?

The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend has reignited interest in her and her alleged role in Epstein's abuse of minors.
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Stormzy's surprise paint job for Croydon teen's bedroom

The musician also talks about why he was cheering at the recent Black Lives Matter protests in London.
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Former police chief: 'Raoul Moat isn’t a hero'

Officer who led manhunt for Moat speaks about the operation 10 years on.
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Black Lives Matter: What is systemic racism? Kids’ questions answered

A politician, historian and academic answer kids' questions on Black Lives Matter.
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Rishi Sunak: Three things to know from chancellor's speech

The BBC's Nick Eardley gives the lowdown on Rishi Sunak's economic plan after the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Kelly Fauvrelle death: Aaron McKenzie guilty of murder

Aaron McKenzie stabbed Kelly Fauvrelle, who was 33 weeks pregnant, 21 times while she slept.
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Coronavirus: Jet2 suspends all flights to Spain from Scotland

The airline halts flights for the next two weeks after the Scottish government left Spain off the quarantine exemption list.
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Bobby Storey: Belfast City Council votes for independent inquiry into cremation

It comes after a leaked report into events at the crematorium says fewer than 30 mourners were present.
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Coronavirus: First minister moved out of home for lockdown

Mark Drakeford says he moved out of his home because family members were shielding.
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Cow rescued by Crammel Linn waterfall near Gilsland

It is thought a visitor left a gate open allowing the animal to make its way to the water's edge
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Partner of man believed to have abducted his daughters pleads for him to reach out

The partner of Martin Carpentier, who police believe may have abducted his two daughters and is the subject of an Amber Alert in Quebec, has released a video pleading for him to contact family members.
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Supreme Court of Canada upholds genetic non-discrimination law

Canada's highest court has issued a ruling today upholding a federal law preventing third parties, such as employers and insurance companies, from demanding genetic information from individuals.
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Former Toronto police officer says he was racially profiled by McMaster security

A former Toronto police officer says McMaster University Security Services special constables and head of the unit, Glenn De Caire, harassed and racially profiled him two and a half years ago. Now, they are embroiled in a human rights complaint.
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MPs grill grocery store execs over pandemic pay cancellations

Executives of Loblaws, Metro and Empire Company faced tough questions during a virtual meeting of the House of Commons industry committee. over their decision to cancel a $2-an-hour pay bump they put in place in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cliffs of Fundy, Bonavista Peninsula named UNESCO Global Geoparks

Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador sites were given international honours on Friday for their geohistorical significance.
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Canadians can now opt out of Clearview AI facial recognition, with a catch

Canadians may now request that they not appear in Clearview AI’s facial recognition search results, days after the controversial U.S.-based firm announced it was pulling out of this country. But anyone making the withdrawal request must submit an image of their own face.
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After surge in COVID-19 cases linked to house parties, Montérégie towns make masks mandatory

It all started with a house party of more than 100 people in the Montérégie, some of whom then went to a bar later that night. Now, more than 70 people at the party have tested positive for the virus, say health officials who are scrambling to contain the outbreak.
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What Stage 3 of Ontario's COVID-19 reopening plan could look like

With new coronavirus cases on a steady downward trend since early June, much of Ontario is poised to move to Stage 3 of the province's reopening plan soon, officials suggested this week. But it's not yet clear which emergency restrictions will be lifted or relaxed when that happens.
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Canada's hardest-hit nursing homes lost 40% of residents in just 3 months of the pandemic

An exclusive CBC News data analysis reveals the nursing homes with the highest COVID-19-related death rates across the country.
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Canada added almost 1 million jobs in June but still almost 2 million down from pre-COVID-19 level

Canada's economy added almost one million jobs last month, as businesses reopened after COVID-19 shutdowns.
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Follow the sun: How solar panels are evolving

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how solar panels have evolved and examine how bears have adapted to their close proximity to people.
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How the myth of the Montreal street gang led to more street checks on Black youths

Lurid headlines in the late 1980s introduced the idea that street gangs were on the rise in Montreal. The city's police have since dropped the term "street gangs," but the myth has been hard to dispel.
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This isn't the time to let environmental protection and monitoring slip

Reliable datasets are needed to effectively model and predict what the environment's future will look like and help us adapt to it, writes Vince Palace.
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What do Conservative leadership candidates have planned for the North?

The two front-runners say their northern experience has left them with a deep sense of connection to the North. But their policies focus more on sovereignty than people, says one critic.
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Police chiefs call on Ottawa to decriminalize possession of illicit drugs for personal use

As Canada continues to battle an opioid epidemic, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is calling on federal lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs for personal consumption.
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Eliminating COVID-19 cases in Canada will exact too heavy a toll on society, health experts say

Some public health and infectious disease experts are pressing for governments in Canada to shift to minimizing, not eradicating, COVID-19 while allowing society to resume functioning.
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Independent investigator to determine extent of anti-Indigenous racism in B.C. health-care system

Independent investigator Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who was asked to look into B.C.'s health-care system, says her examination will be wide-ranging and will attempt to determine the range and extent of anti-Indigenous racism in the system.
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Inuit TV could be coming to screen near you, from new Inuktut-language broadcaster

Nunavut may be getting a new all-Inuktut TV channel this year. Inuit TV, which was announced on Nunavut Day, plans to have Inuktut programming in dialects from all Inuit regions, including Greenland.
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PM's mother Margaret and brother Alexandre were both paid to speak at WE Charity events

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mother Margaret and his brother Alexandre have both been paid tens of thousands of dollars to appear at WE Charity events.
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Families left in months-long limbo as COVID-19 halts immigration applications

Thousands of Canadians and their families have been left in limbo since the pandemic hit in March with no word from the federal government about when their family members’ immigration applications will be processed, an immigration lawyer and families say.
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