Man arrested after showering commuters with money from 30th-floor window

Police in Chongqing, south-western China, detain man on drugs charges after his benevolence caused traffic chaos

Chinese police have arrested a man after he scattered a “heavenly rain of banknotes” on commuters from his apartment window while allegedly high on methamphetamine.

Police said the 29-year-old was “in a trance” after taking drugs at his home on the 30th floor of a building in Chongqing, in south-western China, when he began throwing cash out of the window to the streets below.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:53am
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Russia makes bid to water down UN commitments on female peacekeepers

Move comes on 20th anniversary of first resolution to recognise women’s unique and disproportionate experience of conflict

Russia has introduced a new UN security council resolution that could threaten the rights of women in conflict by attempting to water down previously agreed commitments on human rights.

Negotiations are ongoing and it is doubtful they will conclude ahead of a special virtual meeting on Thursday to discuss women’s role in peace and security efforts.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:15am
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Almost 300 asylum seekers have died trying to cross the Channel since 1999

First research to collate figures documents the people who have lost their lives, with drownings during sea crossings on the rise

Almost 300 asylum seekers including 36 children have died trying to cross the Channel to the UK in the past 20 years, according to the first analysis to collate deaths.

The Institute of Race Relations research, due to be published next month and seen by the Guardian, details the cases of 292 people who have died trying to cross by vehicle, tunnel and over the water since 1999.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00am
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Legal action taken against PM over refusal to investigate Kremlin meddling

Cross-party group files claim to force inquiry into Russian interference in UK elections

A cross-party group of MPs and peers including a former national security adviser are taking legal action against Boris Johnson over his government’s refusal to order an inquiry into Russian interference in UK elections.

The group filed a claim in the high court in an attempt to force the prime minister to carry out an independent investigation or public inquiry. It is the first legal action of its kind over alleged national security failures.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00am
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Covid has hit 'critical' stage in England, research finds

Dramatic increase in recorded cases across country, with infection rate rising fastest in south

The Covid pandemic has reached a “critical” stage in England, with prevalence doubling since last month with the fastest increases in the south where the R number has risen above 2, research has found.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00am
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U.S. Hospitals Targeted In Rising Wave Of Ransomware Attacks, Federal Agencies Say

U.S. federal agencies sent an alert Wednesday night that there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat" to hospitals and healthcare providers.

An alert warns hospitals and health care providers that there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat."

(Image credit: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images)

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:23am
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Marise Payne declines to welcome adoption of net zero emissions target by Japan and South Korea

Australia’s foreign minister says ‘it’s a matter for those countries’ after being questioned on the matter five times by Penny Wong

The foreign minister Marise Payne says Australia “acknowledges” decisions by Japan and South Korea to adopt net zero targets for 2050, but she has declined to welcome that development, despite Australia’s status as a signatory to the Paris agreement.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:14am
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US election 2020: Trump and Biden camps rally in Arizona – live

4.38am GMT

Hello and welcome to our round-the-clock coverage of the 2020 US election. Five days until election day now – and more than 70 million people, likely about half the total that will vote for a major party candidate, have cast ballots.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:14am
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Girl, 14, arrested in West Sussex murder inquiry

Teenager arrested in south London after 24-year-old man found with serious injuries in Crawley

A teenage girl has been arrested over the murder of a man in West Sussex.

Emergency services were called to Russell Way in Three Bridges, Crawley, at 9pm on Tuesday where they found a 24-year-old man with serious injuries, Sussex police said in a statement.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:16pm
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