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⟳ Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:57:39 GMT

Biden under new pressure from top Democrats as Covid halts campaign

The president faces new questions about his candidacy from the top two Democrats in Congress - all while self-isolating.

Trump VP pick Vance vows to fight for 'forgotten' Americans

The young vice-presidential pick channelled his working-class roots as he assailed “career politicians” like President Biden.

First Covid inquiry report to show UK plan failures

Austerity, Brexit and the quality of planning will be put under spotlight in the inquiry's first report.

SK:N cosmetic surgery provider collapses

The company had clinics in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.

Mum fined £240 for term-time holiday says it was 'no-brainer'

In the last academic year, pupils across England missed more than six million school days through unauthorised holidays.

Dinosaur skeleton fetches record $44.6m at auction

The near complete skeleton of a stegosaurus - named Apex - is 11ft (3.4m) tall and 27ft long, Sotheby's says.

Uncontacted indigenous people sighted in Peru

An uncontacted indigenous people in Peru has been spotted close to where logging companies have concessions.

Murder investigation under way after man shot dead

Merseyside Police say the 36-year-old man was shot in the street on Wednesday evening.

Pay grows at slowest rate for almost two years

The jobs market is showing signs of cooling but wage increases are still outpacing rising prices.

Watch: Huge fire engulfs 14-storey shopping centre in China

At least 16 people have died in the mishap at the 14-storey building.

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