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A volcanic eruption on La Palma has sent lava oozing through the streets of populated areas, setting fire to homes and destroying property. Around 10,000 people are being evacuated from the island. Read more:

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NEW: there’s been a lot of chatter about why cases, hospitalisations and deaths are much higher in the UK than elsewhere in Western Europe. I think a lot of the commentary has been overly simplistic, politicised and at-times flat-out wrong. Let’s see if we can do better:

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Packers are publicly owned. Bears are privately owned (Aaron).

A personal story about the real-life consequences of election lies: I was one of the people targeted by a California man who has now pleaded guilty. Many journalists have stories like this one, often bottled up, never shared with the world. So I hope this case can be a statement.

As Senator Joe Manchin blocks President Biden’s climate plan, new data shows that no state is more exposed to flood damage than his own.

As a woman was being raped while on a train near Philadelphia on Wednesday night, riders watched, failed to intervene and did not call 911, the authorities said.

And here’s the second set of charts, again separating Eng + Scot: • It’s true: Scottish government’s mask guidance means no-masking remains much less common there 😷👍 • But when it comes to mixing in large groups and crowded spaces, Eng & Scot are almost exactly the same

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"Our hearts are shattered" - the family of Essex MP Sir David Amess call on people to "set aside hatred"

Chika Stacy Oriuwa was the only Black student in her class in 2016 — now she’s a health care hero with her very own @Barbie  doll (with @chikastacypoet )