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Scottish pupils return to classrooms after lockdown

Physical distancing among students is not required but hand sanitisers and one-way systems is the norm.

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Coronavirus: Celtic apologise for player’s ‘irresponsible’ quarantine breach

The Scottish champions said the actions of Boli Bolingoli after a trip to Spain are “beyond explanation”.

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In pictures: Spectacular storms light up England skies

Overnight thunderstorms lit up the skies around England and more are forecast this week.

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Coronavirus: Test and trace system ‘successful’, says health minister

Health minister Edward Argar says it is “evolving and flexing”, amid plans to cut 6,000 contact tracers.

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Belarus election: Opposition leader Tikhanovskaya fled ‘for sake of her children’

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is in Lithuania after disputing election results she says were rigged.

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World News

Netherlands’ largest cocaine lab found in former riding school

Police say the lab, built in a converted stables, is the largest ever found in the Netherlands.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to be rebooted as gritty drama

Will Smith’s beloved 1990s sitcom is coming back in a hard-hitting reboot.

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Coronavirus: New Zealand locks down Auckland after cases end 102-day run

Four family members test positive for Covid-19 in Auckland, where a lockdown has now been imposed.

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Somalia prison: Deadly shootout after al-Shabab militants attempt escape

At least 20 people are killed in a heavy shootout at a jail in Mogadishu, officials say.

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Coronavirus adds to ViaSat-3 delay, first launch still in 2021

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic has slowed work on the first ViaSat-3 broadband satellite, making a launch in mid-2021 unlikely, Viasat CEO Mark Dankberg said …

Space
U.S. Space Force unveils doctrine explaining its role in national security

The Spacepower document is the Space Force’s first capstone doctrine WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force on Aug. 10 issued a new guiding document for …

Space
SpaceNews webinar | NOAA’s Future Satellite Architecture — Register today

Thursday, Aug. 2011 a.m. Eastern via Zoom SpaceNews correspondent Debra Werner SpaceNews and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger talk with NOAA Assistant Administrator Stephen Volz, and Vanessa …

Space
Air Force to end agreements with Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman, prepares for launch contract protests

The selection of SpaceX and ULA was expected. What was surprising was the large value of the contract awarded to SpaceX for its first Phase …

Space
With Thompson’s nomination, U.S. Space Force leadership takes shape

If confirmed, Thompson will be the second four-star general in the U.S. Space Force under Gen. John “Jay” Raymond. WASHINGTON — President Trump on Aug. …

Technology

Technology
Eurostar blames Covid-19 for premium seat only wi-fi

The rail firm said free wi-fi was removed from standard-class carriages because of coronavirus.

Technology
Xbox xCloud: How does Game Pass streaming work?

Microsoft’s game streaming service is set to launch in beta – including in the UK and US.

Technology
Uber and Lyft drivers are employees, says US judge

The California court gives the two ride-hailing firms 10 days to challenge the ruling.

Technology
Missing Cryptoqueen: Why did the FCA drop its warning about the OneCoin scam?

A decision to delete an online alert was exploited by those promoting the multi-billion-pound crime.

Technology
Will tech make it easier for us to grow veg?

Already being used on a commercial basis, vertical farming tech is expanding into consumer markets.