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  • Kwasi Kwarteng faces U-turn on tax or spending cuts – BBC

    Faisal IslamEconomics editor@faisalislamon TwitterIn the market turmoil on Monday, a highly consequential move was missed.In the Bank of England's statement seeking to reassure investors, it welcomed "the role of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) in its assessment of prospects for the economy and public finances". The OBR provides independent forecasts of the impact of […]

  • Hillsborough: Labour pledge for law to support victims of tragedies – BBC

    A Labour government would introduce a Hillsborough Law to ensure victims of major tragedies get the same support "as the authorities that failed them", the shadow justice secretary has said.The law would introduce a statutory duty of candour on public servants during all forms of investigation.Calls for the law began after new inquests found those […]

  • New appointments confirmed for BBC Executive Committee – BBC

    Alan Dickson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Alice Macandrew has been appointed as the new Corporate Affairs DirectorThe BBC has today confirmed two new appointments to the Executive Committee.Alan Dickson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Alan joined the BBC in 1995 and has most recently been the Chief Financial and Operations Officer […]

  • Making Sense of Polling – The New York Times

    AdvertisementSupported byTimes InsiderThe Times’s chief political analyst, Nate Cohn, wants his newsletter, The Tilt, to be like a “cooking show for polling.”Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Emmett LindnerTimes Insider explains who we are and what we do and […]

  • Ian makes landfall in Cuba as Category 3 hurricane – Al Jazeera English

    Cuban authorities evacuate 50,000 people as the storm roars on a path that could hit the US as a Category 4 hurricane.Hurricane Ian has slammed into western Cuba, forcing thousands of evacuations and causing widespread power outages, as it continued on a path north towards the US state of Florida, where residents anxiously await the […]

  • What’s the difference between hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons? – Al Jazeera English

    With this year’s hurricane season under way, Al Jazeera visualises the differences between various storm systems and how they are formed.Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are all essentially the same thing.All three are storm systems with winds exceeding 119km/h (74 mph). The name differs based on where in the world the storm happens.Hurricanes: Occur in the […]

  • Optus, Australian government clash over massive data breach – Al Jazeera English

    Canberra claims the No 2 telecom ‘effectively left the window open’ to hackers.Australian telecoms giant Optus has come under more fire from the government over its massive cyber breach, while an anonymous online account believed to belong to the hackers said it was deleting stolen data and withdrawing a $1m ransom demand.Optus, the country’s No […]

  • How About Them Apples? Research Orchards Chart a Fruit’s Future. – The New York Times

    AdvertisementSupported byScientists working in research groves, like one in Nova Scotia, are developing your favorite new apple variety.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Elizabeth LandauImagine reaching up to a tree branch and plucking an apple that’s unusually tall and […]

  • Japan honours Shinzo Abe with controversial state funeral – Al Jazeera English

    Japan bids assassinated leader farewell amid anger over the cost of the state funeral and his party’s ties to the Unification Church.Japan has bid farewell to assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a rare state funeral that divided the nation.Some 4,000 mourners – including Australian Prime Minister Antony Albanese, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, […]

  • North Tyneside food bank reports 'big drop' in donations – BBC

    A food bank has reported a "big drop in donations" in recent months, while demand remains high amid the cost-of-living crisis.Since it launched 10 years ago The Bay Foodbank has prepared 45,000 boxes.The Tyneside charity has relied on contributions but, as stock has been running low, now has to purchase goods from supermarkets to meet […]