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⟳ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 04:04:13 GMT

Afghanistan: Foreign Office chaotic during Kabul evacuation - whistleblower

Thousands of pleas for help went unread and the foreign secretary lacked urgency, an ex-official says.

Covid: New Omicron travel and self-isolation rules come into force

UK-bound travellers must take a pre-departure test, while Omicron contacts must now self-isolate.

Western leaders urge Russia to lower Ukraine tensions

The US and its European allies urge Moscow to de-escalate, amid fears it could invade Ukraine.

Ghislaine Maxwell 'gave schoolgirl outfit to Epstein victim'

An accuser says the socialite suggested she dress up to serve tea to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Rohingya sue Facebook for $150bn over Myanmar hate speech

The social media giant is accused of fuelling violence against the persecuted minority in Myanmar.

Jussie Smollett testifies at trial: 'There was no hoax'

Jussie Smollett says a "massive" man in a ski mask attacked him after shouting slurs in Chicago.

Tesco: Pre-Christmas strikes planned by 6,200 depot staff

Trade union Usdaw said 5,000 members at nine warehouses across the country will take industrial action.

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Safety warnings ignored, says grandfather

Concerns over murdered six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes's welfare were "not acted on", his family says.

Creating hostility over sex or gender should be hate crime - report

But the Law Commission is criticised over its stance on misogyny in a wide-ranging report.

US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom

"Last time I did this I cried," said the head of the online mortgage lender laying off 15% of his staff.

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