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Code red for humanity: World must 'wake up' and act to curb climate change before it's too late, says Britain after devastating UN report

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The world must ‘wake up’ and act on climate change following a landmark report which warned that a target of limiting global warming to 1.5C will be breached within two decades, Britain said yesterday. Following devastating flash floods in Germany and wildfires in Greece, the United Nations report says that climate change is already affecting every region across the globe. UN chief Antonio Guterres described the warning as a ‘code red for humanity’. The world must ‘wake up’ and act on climate change following a landmark report which warned that a target of limiting global warming to 1.5C will be breached within two decades, Britain said yesterday. Pictured: Heavy rainfall in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, on July 16 caused severe flooding Following devastating flash floods in Germany and wildfires in Greece, the United Nations report says that climate change is already affecting every region across the globe. Pictured: A polar bear on melting ice UN chief Antonio Guterres described the wa

Labour's bid to halt 'racist' flight to deport 50 criminals: Two child rapists and a murderer are among those on Jamaica jet that some MPs want grounded

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Child rapists are among criminals due to be deported to Jamaica tomorrow – despite Labour politicians campaigning to keep them in Britain. The Home Office is attempting to fly out up to 50 Jamaican nationals, including a murderer and a paedophile who raped a girl under 16. A third was also convicted of raping a child, the Daily Mail can reveal. A fourth served a jail term for attempted murder while a fifth was convicted of multiple rapes of adults, with others guilty of violent crimes. But Labour MPs called for the flight to be stopped and claimed most of the criminals were 'non-violent'. Former shadow home secretary Diane Abbott described the use of the flights as a 'racist dragnet'. She said: 'The Home Office justification for these flights is that the people being deported are all dangerous criminals. 'It is true that they have all broken the law. But most have been convicted for non-violent drug offences and four got deportation orders for their first and on

'Hardworking families can't keep their doors open': Karl Stefanovic unleashes on Josh Frydenberg over the little help NSW businesses are receiving during lockdown

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Josh Frydenberg has defended his Covid-19 financial support packages after Karl Stefanovic told him family businesses were struggling to keep their doors open. During this year's coronavirus outbreaks the Federal Government has refused to bring back the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme, instead paying up to $750 a week directly into the bank accounts of locked down Australians who lose work. Mr Frydenberg has also agreed with go halves with states on business support measures which include a 40 per cent wage subsidy in NSW - but Today show hosts Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic said companies needed more help.   A record store is picture closed due to lockdown in the central business district of Sydney 'We have spoken to business across the country and they need wage support and they say it is not enough,' Langdon said in an interview with the Federal Treasurer on Tuesday morning.  'You have some people who have applied for help and haven't received a cent yet.

Will THIS get more Americans vaccinated? Jen Psaki uses 'Gen Z' TikTok influencer Benny Drama to push shots in arms with video of him in a skirt and long nails as a White House 'intern'

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In a bid to promote Covid-19 vaccines among young people, the White House has recruited Gen Z TikTok influencers, one who dropped another spoof video on Monday.  Benito Skinner, a comedian whose TikTok handle is @bennydrama7 and boasts over 845,000 followers, posted a video Monday which featured 'A day in my life as a White House intern <3,' after the trend popular on the social media app.  The video was also posted to Instagram and Twitter.   Skinner, flashing long white nails and dressed in a multi-patterned suit as he talks on the phone, says 'One sec, Democracy is calling, see you daddy.'  In another moment, he walks down the hallway shouting, 'We did it, Joe,' imitating the viral clip of Vice President Kamala Harris calling President Biden to say the same thing after their White House win.  In another, Skinner enters White House press secretary Jen Psaki's office 'Jenny, I booked you a nail appointment love,' he says. 'I didn't tell y

Anna Wintour gives Biden administration another fawning profile: Jen Psaki discusses press room 'alligators', marriage and her red bob in 3,500 word Vogue feature with Annie Liebovitz photo shoot

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki described how her media briefings can become like 'wrestling alligators' in a glowing profile with Vogue magazine, where she revealed how long she'll stay on the job and why she doesn't like to be called nice. Photographed by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the 3,500-word article is featured in the September issue of the magazine, a month after Jill Biden graced the cover.  Leibovitz was first spotted taking photos of Psaki in the press room on June 3. The first lady was also the subject of a fawning profile from the Anna Wintour-helmed fashion bible, where she was described as a 'joy multiplier' and a 'goddess.' Psaki, 42, said that President Joe Biden emphasized with her the importance of 'tone' when she took the job as most public face of his administration.  'The first thing he said to me was 'We need to be aligned on tone,' or, really, he needs me to be aligned with him,' she told Vog

Revealed: The dossier that shows ministers MUST think again on Geronimo as it emerges nine slaughtered alpacas and llamas 'had no TB in post-mortem'

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At least nine other alpacas and llamas have been killed in circumstances similar to doomed Geronimo's before post-mortem analysis showed they did not have bovine tuberculosis, a bombshell dossier claims. The document seen by the Daily Mail details a string of cases in which tests on the living animals came back positive for bTB. But in every case the animals were shown to have no presence of the disease after they were slaughtered. The camelids – five llamas and four alpacas – were found to have tested positive on Enferplex blood tests, the same used by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on Geronimo. The document shows the camelids had been repeatedly dosed with tuberculin, a primer for bTB tests. Campaigners claim the use of the primer boosts antibodies to produce a false positive result. A dossier seen by the Mail reveals that at least nine alpacas and llamas have been killed in similar circumstances to doomed Geronimo's before post-mortem analysis sh

Cancer-stricken Aquaman superfan, 8, dies nine months after he went viral over video showing him excitedly unwrapping figurine of his favorite superhero, prompting surprise FaceTime call from Jason Momoa

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A cancer-stricken eight year-old whose love of Aquaman went viral and prompted a call with movie star Jason Momoa has succumbed to the disease.  The viral superfan, named Danny Sheehan, passed away at his home in Marshfield, Massachusetts, Sunday after a courageous four-year battle with pineoblastoma — a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer.  Danny's parents, Dan and Natalie Sheehan, announced his death on the family Facebook page, 4TheLoveOfDanny, Boston ABC affiliate WCVB reported. 'Just after midnight, while in our arms, Danny took his last sweet small warm breaths and took flight,' they wrote in the heartbreaking tribute. 'Surreal and utter heartbreak can't even begin to describe this feeling inside.' Danny with his father, Dan, who paid tribute to his son on Facebook after his passing on Sunday They added, 'We will be so sad, but you can send us rainbows and butterflies and ladybugs to say hi. We will snuggle again soon.' Daniel, who was a super