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Taliban rockets kill 4 civilians in northern Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense says at least four civilians were killed in their homes by militant rocket fire in the country's north

Nagorno-Karabakh fighting raises threat of escalation

Heavy fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh is continuing with Armenia and Azerbaijan trading blame for new attacks

Why is a Covid vaccine taking so long? Experts answer your questions

What we know about vaccine development, Covid in children and the north-south divide

We asked Guardian readers to pose questions about the government’s response to coronavirus for our science team to answer. Here our science correspondents Nicola Davis and Linda Geddes have answered some of your most pressing questions.

Why is it taking so long to get a vaccine?

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Coronavirus second wave is hitting Europe in very different ways. JPMorgan has a theory behind it

There's no doubt that Europe is seeing a second wave of coronavirus infections, but the surge is not affecting its major economies in the same way, and JP Morgan has a theory why that may be.

'Learn to live with the pandemic': Physicians warn a vaccine may not prevent Covid-19 from...

To date, more than 41 million people have contracted the virus, with 1.13 million related deaths, according to data compiled by JHU.

France teacher attack: Seven charged over Samuel Paty's killing

They include two students, a parent of a pupil and three of the killer's friends.


5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

U.S. stock futures pointed to a mixed open as investors deal with earnings and jobless claims data, and uncertainty over stimulus talks and the election.

Quibi's Investors Count Their Losses

The start-up’s demise may not be as bad for investors as it seems.

American Airlines reports $2.4 billion net loss in third quarter

American Airlines posted another quarterly loss as coronavirus hit summer travel demand.

Target says it will hold your spot in line as it looks to make holiday shopping safer during...

The big-box retailer is adding more features, such as allowing shoppers to check if there's a line outside of their store and dedicating more parking spots to curbside pickup.

New government Covid scheme to pay up to half of wages

Chancellor Rishi Sunak increases support for firms and workers as lockdown restrictions spread.


Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Coca-Cola, Tesla, Align Technology, Whirlpool & more

The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include Coca-Cola, Tesla, Align Technology, Whirlpool, and more.

Traders worry vaccine complacency is the new risk to the market

UBS's Art Cashin believes the market may be far too complacent in believing that a highly effective vaccine is imminent.

Paris: seven Britons arrested over attack on policeman at Israeli embassy

Inquiry launched into ‘attempted homicide’ after car driven at gendarme on Monday

French police have arrested seven British nationals, including two minors, two days after a policeman was attacked outside the Israeli embassy in Paris, according to the prosecutor’s office.

A car drove at the gendarme in the early evening on Monday in front of the embassy near the Champs Élysées in central Paris.

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Two months later, some states still haven’t paid $300 unemployment boost

Alaska and New Jersey plan to begin disbursing funding through the Lost Wages Assistance program this week, more than two months after the federal aid program for unemployed workers was created.

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Netflix, Snap, Pinterest, Slack, PayPal & more

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.


UK music industry urged to drop 'offensive' term BAME

A music business taskforce dismisses the term as a "careless catch-all acronym".

Captain Sir Tom Moore portraits auctioned for charity

Hundreds of people painted pictures of the veteran and now they're being auctioned for his charity.

Ozzy Osbourne's tour officially postponed the day before first date

Some fans had criticised the lack of official confirmation that the rock legend's tour was off.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Mixed reviews for Sacha Baron Cohen sequel

Sacha Baron Cohen shot the follow-up to 2006's Borat in secret during the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC expands representation drive for expert contributors

A project aimed at getting more female contributors on air is to also encompass race and disability.

Sir Paul McCartney on his lockdown album: 'I was just messing around'

The star, who recorded the record in nine weeks, tells BBC 6 Music he was "just messing around".

Carlos Acosta: Refashioning ballet with socially distanced tutus

The acclaimed ballet star resorts to extra wide costumes to reflect the realities of the pandemic.

Ed Sheeran gives personal items to Suffolk charity auction

Fans can bid for handwritten lyrics to his song Perfect and a £3 ticket for his first gig.


‘The Place of No Words’ Review: Shared Illusions

Mark Webber stars with his family in this fantastical, yet charmless, drama.

‘Coming Home Again’ Review: Confronting Mortality Through Cooking

With his new drama, the director Wayne Wang channels the style and energy of his early, scrappy independent movies.

‘Radium Girls’ Review: When Work Takes a Toxic Turn

This narrative debut by the directors Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler tells the true story of the factory girls who suffered from misleading information about radium.

‘Midnight in Paris’ Review: Everybody on the Dance Floor

Shot in 2012, the documentary observes high schoolers in Flint, Mich., as they prepare for their prom.

‘Synchronic’ Review: Twisted, Trippy Trips Through Time

The filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead bend reality in this drug-fueled sci-fi horror.

‘Over the Moon’ Review: After Loss, a Lunar Adventure

This animated Netflix adventure falters once its tween heroine touches down on a gaudy moonscape.

‘Ham on Rye’ Review: Coming of Age, With Existential Unease

Tyler Taormina’s debut film starts in the vein of classic high-school comedies until it turns toward a dark surrealism.


'Celebrity virtue-signaling': UK lawmakers turn on Rashford

Marcus Rashford has vowed to keep representing "vulnerable children" after members of the British parliament voted against a bid to provide free school meals to low-income families over the holidays.

Covid-19 Dims the Friday Night Lights of Texas Football

The Friday night lights of high school football have dimmed or been shut down through much of the Rio Grande Valley.

TV Ratings for Many Sports Are Down. Don’t Read Too Much Into It Yet.

Incomplete data, a variety of new factors and an odd 2020 mean it’s way too early to know why Americans are watching less of some of the most popular leagues.

2020 hit Olympic fencer hard, but she's fighting back

When she started to fence at the age of seven on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, Ysaora Thibus never dared dream of becoming an Olympian.

World Series: Rays Bounce Back With a Narrow Win Over the Dodgers

Brandon Lowe burst out of his slump with two home runs, and Blake Snell was dominant on the mound as Tampa Bay rebounded from a lopsided Game 1 loss.


Osiris-Rex: Nasa asteroid mission confident of success

The first images are released of the Osiris-Rex spacecraft trying to grab rock from asteroid Bennu.

Planners 'must prepare' for weather extremes - Met Office

The Met Office is launching a tool to help planners prepare for further weather extremes.

J. Michael Lane, a General in the Rout of Smallpox, Dies at 84

At the C.D.C., he waged a 13-year campaign to vanquish a deadly infectious disease that had ravaged the world for centuries. Victory came in 1977.

Secrets of the 'uncrushable' beetle revealed

How a tiny insect with super-tough body armour can survive being stamped on or run over by a car.

NASA's OSIRIS-REX Mission Touched Bennu Asteroid. How Much Will It Bring Home?

The OSIRIS-REX mission succeeded in pogo-sticking off the space rock, but is waiting to see whether it will need to swoop in again.


Huawei phones to get their own version of NHS Covid-19 app

A trade ban had prevented the Android version of the app from working on the Chinese firm's devices.

Former Apple designer Sir Jony Ive to revamp Airbnb

The British designer, who led the team behind the iPhone, will help give the brand a makeover.

Quibi: 'Snackable' video app to close after six months

The mobile-focused streaming service says it failed to attract subscribers during the pandemic.

Art Auctions Embrace a Future of Socially Distant Bidding

New tools, born of necessity, may be part of a lasting change.

Airbnb teaming up with former Apple design boss Jony Ive

Ive led teams that designed the iPod, iPhone, and Apple Watch before leaving the company to start an independent design firm named LoveFrom.