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It is understandable that there is “anxiety” over exam grades, the prime minister has said, as pupils prepare to receive estimated results this week for tests cancelled during lockdown. Visiting a school in London, Boris Johnson said he was also “very, very keen that exams should go ahead as normal” in the coming academic year. […]

There is little evidence of coronavirus being transmitted in schools, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said. Mr Williamson said the government was being guided by the best science as it accelerates plans to reopen schools to all pupils in England next month. Government advisers have warned the nation may have reached the limit on what […]

Australia has recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic amid a second wave of infections in Melbourne. Nineteen deaths were reported in Victoria – of which Melbourne is the capital – on Monday. Victoria has now seen about two-thirds of Australia’s total 314 deaths and approximately 21,400 infections. But the rate of daily infections […]

Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested for suspected collusion with foreign forces, his aide has said. Mark Simon said the businessman was held under the controversial national security law imposed by China in June. Mr Lai has been a prominent supporter of the pro-democracy protests that erupted in Hong Kong last year. […]

Media playback is unsupported on your device Protesters and riot police have clashed in Belarus’ capital Minsk and other cities, after a state TV exit poll said long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected in Sunday’s election. In Minsk, the police used stun grenades to disperse crowds in the city centre. There have been reports of […]

Dave Chappelle brought out Louis C.K. as a surprise guest at a recent comedy event, according to attendees. The disgraced comedian has only performed live a handful of times since he was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women in 2017. On August 4, Chappelle held one show in a series called Dave Chappelle & […]

A virtual donor summit in response to Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Beirut has promised aid but called at the same time for reforms to be made. A statement from world leaders said donors were ready to support Lebanon’s economic recovery but stressed the need for “timely measures”. The blast at a warehouse holding over 2,000 […]

Media playback is unsupported on your device BBC director general Tony Hall has apologised and said a mistake was made after a news report containing a racial slur was broadcast last month. The N-word was used in full in a report about a racially aggravated attack in Bristol, broadcast by Points West and the BBC […]

The last days of Robin Williams’ life are to be explored in a new documentary called Robin’s Wish. The much-loved actor and comedian died by suicide in 2016, aged 63. It was later revealed that he’d been battling a degenerative condition, Lewy Body Dementia. Robin’s Wish will see interviews from his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, as […]

There is “a moral duty” to get all children back into schools in England next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he said it was the “national priority” after months without in-person education during the coronavirus pandemic. Government advisers have warned of risks in the plans to open […]