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EPA The US military has carried out an air strike targeting Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Pentagon says. The attack destroyed “multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups”, it said. It was the first military action ordered by the Biden administration and came in response to […]

The Queen has urged people to get a Covid vaccine when they are offered one, saying hers “didn’t hurt at all”. The monarch, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, received their first doses of the vaccine in January. In a video call with health leaders delivering the Covid vaccine across the UK, the Queen […]

According to Saudi prosecutors, Khashoggi was forcibly restrained after a struggle and injected with a large amount of a drug, resulting in an overdose that led to his death. His body was then dismembered and handed over to a local “collaborator” outside the consulate, prosecutors said. The remains were never found. Go to Source Date: […]

Getty Images A former US Olympics gymnastics coach has killed himself hours after he was charged with sexual assault and human trafficking, officials say. The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel confirmed the death of John Geddert on Thursday afternoon. In the morning, Ms Nessel had outlined 24 felony charges facing Geddert. Geddert was […]

England’s Prof Chris Whitty, Northern Ireland’s Dr Michael McBride, Scotland’s Dr Gregor Smith, Wales’s Dr Frank Atherton and NHS England’s Prof Stephen Powis said their decision was made because the number of cases in hospital was “consistently declining”. Go to Source Date: 25 February 2021 Author:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended plans for teachers to grade GCSE and A-level pupils in England this summer as a “good compromise”. It follows confirmation that schools rather than an algorithm will determine grades this summer. The PM said the process will be “fair” and “durable”, adding that he had confidence in the education […]

SUPPLIED Princess Latifa, the captive daughter of Dubai’s ruler, has appealed to UK police to re-investigate the kidnap of her older sister from a Cambridge street more than 20 years ago. In a letter shared with the BBC, Latifa tells Cambridgeshire police this could help free Princess Shamsa, who was captured on the orders of […]

Getty Images Asda says it has begun consulting with workers over a major restructuring of the business which could put about 5,000 jobs at risk, including 3,000 non-store jobs. Proposed cuts would include in areas such as cash management, where there is less work as more people shop online. The company said it planned to […]

Getty Images GCSEs and A-levels cancelled in England by the pandemic will be replaced by grades decided by teachers, the exams watchdog Ofqual has confirmed. Schools can determine grades this summer by using a combination of mock exams, coursework and essays. There will be optional assessments set by exam boards for all subjects, but they […]

Results from vaccine trials conducted in the US, South Africa and Brazil found its efficacy against the worst outcomes of the virus was “similarly high” but overall protection was lower in South Africa and Brazil, where virus variants have become dominant. Go to Source Date: 25 February 2021 Author: