Getty Images The US economy is staging a slower recovery than economists expected following a rise in coronavirus cases. The economy grew at an annualised rate of 6.5% in the second quarter, according to official data. While gross domestic product (GDP) was ahead of the first quarter, growth was below forecasts of 8.5% “Concerns of
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“Too many education systems are falling short”, with more than 130 million girls missing out on school around the world, Malala Yousafzai has warned. “Their futures are worth fighting for,” the education campaigner told a global education summit in London. She said the recovery from the pandemic had to mean fair access to education. The
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Four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles has reacted to the widespread support she has received after withdrawing from Thursday’s all-around final. The American gymnast pulled out of the competition saying she needed to prioritise her mental health, a move that has brought praise from high-profile figures in sport, entertainment and politics. The 24-year-old said the
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PA Media The UK is already undergoing disruptive climate change with increased rainfall, sunshine and temperatures, according to scientists. The year 2020 was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eight sunniest on record, scientists said in the latest UK State of the Climate report. No other year is in the top 10 on all three
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Reuters US gymnast Simone Biles, who pulled out of two Olympic finals on Tuesday citing her mental health, told journalists earlier that day that she was “having a little bit of the twisties”. It’s a term that sparked immediate discussion among gymnasts who recognised right away how dangerous a situation this must have been. But
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