Family of missing Team GB runner appeal for help to find him

Experienced fell runner Chris Smith, 43, missing in Perthshire hills since Tuesday

The family of Chris Smith, an experienced fell runner and Team GB member who has gone missing in the Perthshire hills, have appealed for help to find him.

Smith, 43, was last seen on Tuesday afternoon when he left his family’s holiday accommodation to go running in the Glen Lyon and Loch Tay area. He had been expected to return that evening.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:14am
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Opposition leaders allege fraud in Tanzanian elections

Claims of stuffed ballot boxes and agents being prevented from accessing polling stations

Opposition leaders in Tanzania have accused authorities of stuffing ballot boxes to ensure victory for the ruling party in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections.

Despite sporadic violence in the run-up to the poll, tens of millions of people filed into polling stations without incident on Wednesday to cast their votes.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:51am
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2020 likely to be warmest year on record despite La Niña

Climate crisis exacerbates extreme weather during natural events, say experts

La Niña climate event is under way, heralding a colder and stormier winter than usual across the northern hemisphere, but 2020 remains likely to be one of the warmest years on record.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:00am
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Labour responsible for unlawful acts of discrimination and harassment, EHRC antisemitism report finds – politics live

Equality and Human Rights Commission report finds party is responsible for three breaches of the Equality Act

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Jeremy Corbyn should have said sorry in his reaction to the EHRC report and accepted its findings, the former Labour Ruth Smeeth has said.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:08am
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Three people killed in Nice knife attack

Suspect shot and injured by police after attack in church in southern French city

A man armed with a knife has killed three people – two women and a man – in a terrorist attack at a church in Nice on the Côte d’Azur.

The killings happened at 9am on Thursday inside the Notre-Dame Basilica in the city centre. There were unconfirmed reports in the French media that at least one of the victims had been beheaded.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:58am
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Large Covid outbreak in China linked to Xinjiang forced labour

More than 180 cases traced to garment factory where Uighurs must take up work placements

China’s largest coronavirus outbreak in months appears to have emerged in a factory in Xinjiang linked to forced labour and the government’s controversial policies towards Uighur residents.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 4:46am
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Israeli zeal for second Trump term matched by Palestinian enmity

Netanyahu’s clear choice for US president seen as ‘extremely dangerous’ in Palestine

Anyone in any doubt about Benjamin Netanyahu’s preferred candidate in the US presidential election need only visit his personal Twitter account.

Right at the top, behind the headshot of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, is a banner photo of him with Donald Trump in the Oval Office, their eyes fixed on each other.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00am
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'Try again next time': my three visa rejections

After being offered a prestigious international literary residency, Nkiacha Atemnkeng was excited for his first visit to the US – until he turned up at the embassy for his interview

I am a western visa rejection expert. Three times – even though I work at an airport. But I am mostly a literary reject, a reality which also, somehow, always presents itself in sets of threes. Like a trilogy.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00am
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Australian MPs pull out of dinner with Qatari ambassador over Doha airport incident

Members of security and intelligence committee snub invite in protest at invasive treatment of women before flight to Sydney

Australian politicians from the major parties have pulled out of a formal dinner at the Qatari ambassador’s residence in protest at the invasive treatment of women at Doha airport.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:15am
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Furlough: how UK jobs market has fared during the pandemic

Data suggests many firms and workers still relying on support as less generous scheme begins

The government’s coronavirus job retention scheme closes on Saturday, ending the first phase of the UK’s economic response to the pandemic.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 4:00am
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