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Updated: 2021-04-23 10:18

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2021-04-23 10:00 | Guardian
Kid, I blew up the honey: fallout from nuclear bomb tests detected in US pots

American honey found to contain radioactive element cesiumScientists who took samples say honey is perfectly safe to eat Honey from several regions of the US shows traces of a radioactive element from nuclear testing that took place in the 1950s and 60s, ...

2021-04-23 09:54 | Guardian
Covid Australia live updates: three more blood clot cases linked to AstraZeneca vaccine including 80-year-old

Western Australian premier Mark McGowan announces a snap three-day lockdown for Perth and Peel after coronavirus spreads from hotel quarantine. Follow the latest Scott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions ...

2021-04-23 09:45 | Guardian
UK scientists find evidence of human-to-cat Covid transmission

Researchers in Glasgow find two cases where cats were infected by owners with coronavirus symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo cases of human-to-cat transmission of Covid-19 have been identified by researchers. Scientists ...

2021-04-23 09:41 | Guardian
Welsh first minister accused of using lockdown easing to influence poll

Opponents say Mark Drakeford is ‘playing politics’ with timing of announcementsThe first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has insisted he is not using positive announcements about the easing of lockdown restrictions to try to win votes at next month’s ...

2021-04-23 09:23 | Guardian
Mona Eltahawy: ‘Feminism is not a T-shirt or a 9 to 5 job. It’s my existence’

One of the fiercest voices of Middle Eastern feminism, the author of The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls explains her mission to ‘destroy patriarchy’Every morning, Mona Eltahawy carefully lines her eyes in thick kohl. “It’s a ritual I gift to ...

2021-04-23 09:04 | Guardian
Everest Covid cases shine harsh light on Nepalese decision to open mountain

Norwegian climber airlifted from mountain while Sherpa reported to have also tested positiveThe first cases of Covid-19 have been identified at Everest base camp, renewing the controversy over the decision by Nepal to open the world’s highest mountain to ...

2021-04-23 09:00 | Guardian
Malta still selling golden passports to rich stay-away ‘residents’

Undercover investigation finds evidence that cash-for-passport practices revealed in Henley & Partners leak continueThe Maltese government continues to sell citizenship to multimillionaires who have minimal genuine links to the country, a Guardian undercover ...

2021-04-23 09:00 | Guardian
And the winner should be … Peter Bradshaw’s predictions for the 2021 Oscars

Will Nomadland clean up this year? Will Anthony Hopkins get best actor? Our film critic gives the low down on the contenders for the Academy Awards Will win: Nomadland Should win: Nomadland Shoulda been a contender: Quo Vadis, Aida? Continue reading...

2021-04-23 08:55 | Guardian
'He was like a comedian': Andrew Brown's aunt pays tribute after fatal shooting by police – video

Glenda Brown Thomas has paid tribute to her nephew, Andrew Brown, a day after the 42-year-old was shot dead by police in North Carolina. “He had a good laugh, a nice smile. And he had good dimples ... He did not finish school, but he did encourage his ...

2021-04-23 08:13 | Guardian
Perth to enter snap three-day lockdown after Covid spreads from hotel quarantine into community

WA premier Mark McGowan announces restrictions after Victorian man, who contracted coronavirus at the Mercure in Perth, infected a friendWhat you can and can’t do over the Anzac Day long weekendPerth Covid-19 public exposure sites visited by confirmed ...

2021-04-23 08:00 | Guardian
‘It reeked of hope and ambition’: 30 years of riot grrrl label Kill Rock Stars

Born in the Pacific north-west scene that produced grunge – but often in opposition to it – Kill Rock Stars pushed women to the front of the stage, and also gave Elliott Smith a platformIn 1991, something was brewing under the constant clouds of Olympia, ...

2021-04-23 06:34 | Guardian
Japan to declare targeted state of emergency as Covid cases surge

Yoshihide Suga under pressure to act after sharp rise in infections in Tokyo, only months before OlympicsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJapan is hoping that a short blast of tough coronavirus measures will halt a recent surge in ...

2021-04-23 06:30 | Guardian
Home Office sued by asylum seeker over baby’s death

Woman claims asylum housing staff ignored pleas for help when she was in pain while 35 weeks pregnantA woman whose baby died is suing the Home Office for negligence over claims that staff at her asylum accommodation refused to call an ambulance when she was ...

2021-04-23 06:00 | Guardian
Bones of Black children killed in police bombing used in Ivy League anthropology course

Remains of those killed in 1985 Move bombing in Philadelphia serve as ‘case study’ in Princeton-backed courseThe bones of Black children who died in 1985 after their home was bombed by Philadelphia police in a confrontation with the Black liberation group ...

2021-04-23 06:00 | Guardian
Oxygen runs low during India’s Covid crisis – photo essay

As a global record for new Covid cases is set in India, hospitals are running out of vital supplies‘The system has collapsed’: India’s descent into Covid hellHospitals in parts of India are using social media to beg for help finding oxygen and key ...

2021-04-23 05:44 | Guardian
Delhi hospitals issue SOS alerts over oxygen supplies as India’s Covid crisis mounts

Staff posted emergency messages on social media as several hospitals in the capital exhausted oxygen supplies on Thursday nightHospitals in Delhi issued SOS alerts on Friday morning, warning they had just a few hours supply of oxygen left, as another ...

2021-04-23 05:31 | Guardian
Former subpostmasters expected to have names cleared after court appeal

Dozens appeal against convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting they claim were due to Horizon computing errors Dozens of former subpostmasters who were convicted of theft, fraud and false accounting because of the Post Office’s defective Horizon ...

2021-04-23 05:00 | Guardian
Rape victims in south Asia still face vaginal tests, report finds

Unscientific ‘morality’ examination linked to low conviction rates and violates women’s rights, says Equality NowPhysical vaginal tests are still used to determine whether women and girls have been raped in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, according to a new ...

2021-04-23 05:00 | Guardian
‘Damn! This is a Caravaggio!’: the inside story of an old master found in Spain

Art dealer Giancarlo Ciaroni attempted to buy painting listed at €1,500 for €500,000 – but discovered bewildered owners already had two offers of €3mIt took all of six minutes for Massimo Pulini to realise that the small oil painting due to go under ...

2021-04-23 04:24 | Guardian
'My son should be burying me': Calls for police reform at Daunte Wright's funeral – video

Hundreds of mourners filled a Minneapolis church for the funeral of Daunte Wright after the 20-year-old was killed two weeks ago by a police officer who said she mistook her gun for a Taser. The funeral came two days after the city's streets were filed by ...

2021-04-23 04:01 | Guardian
Oxford Malaria vaccine proves highly effective in Burkina Faso trial

Vaccine developed by scientists at Jenner Institute, Oxford, shows up to 77% efficacy in trial over 12 monthsA vaccine against malaria has been shown to be highly effective in trials in Africa, holding out the real possibility of slashing the death toll of a ...

2021-04-23 04:00 | Guardian
UK aid cut seen as unforced error in ‘year of British leadership’

With UK hosting G7 and Cop26 this year, decision threatens Britain’s status as a ‘soft power’ superpowerBoris Johnson is said to be having “queasy second thoughts” about a long-term cut to the UK aid programme, faced both by the surprising ...

2021-04-23 02:10 | Guardian
The typhoon that hit my island didn’t make the news. This is what the climate crisis looks like

Palau was hit by Typhoon Surigae last week, but even the typhoons that don’t claim lives or flatten cities are devastating for those who live through themMy adopted home country of Palau, in the northern Pacific, was hit by a typhoon last week. Thankfully no...

2021-04-23 00:11 | Guardian
Missing Indonesian submarine: rescuers find unidentified object as oxygen runs low

Race to find missing navy vessel as authorities warn oxygen in KRI Nanggala-402 will run out within 24 hoursIndonesia’s president has ordered an all-out effort to find a missing submarine in a race against time to save the 53 crew, whose oxygen supply was ...

2021-04-23 00:00 | Guardian
New Zealand’s stance on China has deep implications for the Five Eyes alliance

Analysis: Country has confirmed itself the weak link in the intelligence chain it joined with the US, UK, Canada and AustraliaJacinda Ardern, the New Zealand prime minister from the centre-left Labour party, has offended devotees of the Anglosphere by ...

2021-04-22 23:16 | Guardian
Asteroid’s 22m-year journey from source to Earth mapped in historic first

Flight path of Kalahari’s six-tonne asteroid is first tracing of meteorite shedding rock to solar system originAstronomers have reconstructed the 22m-year-long voyage of an asteroid that hurtled through the solar system and exploded over Botswana, showering ...

2021-04-22 22:49 | Guardian
More than 100 asylum seekers feared dead after shipwreck off Libya

Dozens of bodies have been spotted near a capsized vessel which had about 130 people on boardAt least 120 asylum seekers are feared dead after their rubber boat capsized in stormy seas off the coast of Libya while they were attempting to reach Europe, ...

2021-04-22 22:12 | Guardian
Cielo review – love letter to the desert’s starry skies

Alison McAlpine’s documentary draws out tales from locals and astronomers to evoke the magic and mystery of Chile’s stargazing hotspotCielo means “sky” in Spanish, and “heaven”, too. And it’s with a sense of humbled wonder at the immense mystery ...

2021-04-22 20:02 | Guardian
David Cameron kept pushing Bank and Treasury to risk £20bn to help Greensill

Former prime minister sent string of emails to Bank officials and argued firm should be a priority for Treasury fundingDavid Cameron repeatedly pushed the Bank of England and the Treasury to risk up to £20bn in taxpayer cash to help Greensill Capital, just as...

2021-04-22 17:50 | Guardian
'Existential crisis of our time': Joe Biden pledges to halve US emissions by 2030 – video

The Biden administration on Thursday pledged to slash US greenhouse gas emissions by 50%-52% from 2005 levels by 2030, a new target it hopes will spur other big emitter countries to raise their ambition to combat climate change. The goal, unveiled at the ...

2021-04-22 16:26 | Guardian
‘No country immune’ from UK’s aid cuts, says Raab

Foreign secretary denies that aid organisations are scared to speak out or people are going hungryThe UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has told MPs that “no country is immune” from the impending aid cuts, but failed to clarify when specific plans would ...

2021-04-22 12:57 | Guardian
Protests across Malawi as mobile phone charges soar

Mobiles are now a luxury in world’s fifth most costly place for data as cooking oil tax adds to rising pricesHundreds of people have taken to Malawi’s streets to protest against rising mobile call and data charges. There were demonstrations in Lilongwe, ...

2021-04-22 12:24 | Guardian
North Carolina: protests after police shooting of Andrew Brown – video

A sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina shot and killed a black man while serving a search warrant, authorities have said, raising tensions over policing after the Derek Chauvin trial and Ma’Khia Bryant killing. The deputy in Elizabeth City was placed on ...

2021-04-22 11:28 | Guardian
George Floyd: a landmark moment for justice in America? – video

The murder trial of Derek Chauvin drew the attention of the world to Minneapolis, the focal point of the Black Lives Matter movement after the murder of George Floyd. In some parts of the city people have reclaimed the streets, while others are under military ...