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How polygraph tests helped police snare sick rapist in Harwich

Braintree and Witham Times - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:42
A VILE rapist, jailed for nine years for raping a child three times, revealed his offences following a polygraph examination.
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Airlines cut fares to help boost May traffic - IATA

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:30
Airlines cut domestic fares by an average 23% last month as traffic picked up from April lows, global airline body IATA said on Wednesday - warning that post-coronavirus discounting posed a further threat to profitability.

Explainer: Are asymptomatic COVID-19 patients safe or silent carriers?

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:26
China said 300 symptomless carriers of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic, had not been found to be infectious, in a bid to reassure people as countries ease restrictions. But some experts say asymptomatic infections are common, presenting a huge challenge in the control of the disease.

Every item on McDonald's limited menu as restaurants reopen

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:22
All UK restaurants will be open for either takeaway or delivery by Thursday (June 4)
Categories: Local News

Drunk man rescued from sea after trying to win a bet

Braintree and Witham Times - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:20
A DRUNK man trying to win a bet had to be rescued after his inflatable began drifting out to sea in Clacton.
Categories: Local News

'No justice, no peace': Thousands in London protest the death of Floyd

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:17
Thousands of people chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "black lives matter" gathered in central London on Wednesday to protest against racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

U.S. crowds defy curfew to protest Floyd's death, but violence subsides

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:17
U.S. protesters ignored curfews overnight as they vented their anger over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police, but there was a marked drop in the violence that led President Donald Trump to threaten to deploy the military.

DEA Authorized To Conduct Surveillance On Protesters

Slashdot - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 14:00
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: The Drug Enforcement Administration has been granted sweeping new authority to "conduct covert surveillance" and collect intelligence on people participating in protests over the police killing of George Floyd, according to a two-page memorandum obtained by BuzzFeed News. Floyd's death "has spawned widespread protests across the nation, which, in some instances, have included violence and looting," said the DEA memo. "Police agencies in certain areas of the country have struggled to maintain and/or restore order." The memo requests the extraordinary powers on a temporary basis, and on Sunday afternoon a senior Justice Department official signed off. The DEA is limited by statute to enforcing drug related federal crimes. But on Sunday, Timothy Shea, a former US Attorney and close confidant of Barr who was named acting administrator of the DEA last month, received approval from Associate Deputy Attorney General G. Bradley Weinsheimer to go beyond the agency's mandate "to perform other law enforcement duties" that Barr may "deem appropriate." In addition to "covert surveillance," the memo indicates that DEA agents would be authorized to share intelligence with local and state law enforcement authorities, to "intervene" to "protect both participants and spectators in the protests," and to conduct interviews and searches, and arrest protesters who are alleged to have violated federal law. Here's why Shea says the agency should be granted extraordinary latitude: "In order for DEA to assist to the maximum extent possible in the federal law enforcement response to protests which devolve into violations of federal law, DEA requests that it be designated to enforce any federal crime committed as a result of protests over the death of George Floyd," Shea wrote in the memo. "DEA requests this authority on a nationwide basis for a period of fourteen days."

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Categories: Technology

Man arrested after fight breaks out outside pub

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:55
A 27-year-old has been arrested
Categories: Local News

Devuan Beowulf 3.0 release continues to resist the Debian fork's Grendel – systemd

The Register - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:46
Minimalist distro aims to be the go-to for systemd-free Linux installations

The Devuan team has released Beowulf 3.0.0, based on Debian Buster, but with the systemd init system - now standard in Debian - removed.…

Categories: Technology

Air ambulance lands in park after man stabbed in stomach

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:44
The victim was rushed to hospital for treatment
Categories: Local News

Half of Israelis support West Bank annexation, poll finds

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:42
Half of Israelis support annexing parts of the occupied West Bank, although they are divided over whether to take the step without U.S. support, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday.

Poland sets June 28 date for rescheduled presidential election

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:38
Poland picked June 28 on Wednesday as a new date for a presidential election that was cancelled last month amid the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for a short campaign that could weaken the country's nationalist government.

Germany, shocked by George Floyd death, vows to counter racism

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:28
The German government is shocked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed American black man, at the hands of police and must work to counter racism at home like other countries, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

PM Johnson says quarantine vital to prevent COVID-19 reinfection

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:18
Quarantine measures Britain plans to introduce for almost all international travellers from June 8 are vital to ensure the country's rate of COVID-19 infection does not increase again, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

As Lufthansa retrenches, Wizz Air looks to spread wings

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:09
Lufthansa pledged tough restructuring on Wednesday, even as budget rival Wizz Air upgraded a Middle Eastern expansion - underscoring the contrasting fortunes among airlines grappling with the coronavirus crisis.

Lufthansa vows extensive revamp as losses balloon

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:05
Lufthansa has pledged a wide-ranging restructuring, from job cuts to sales of non-core assets, as it seeks to repay a 9 billion euro (8.01 billion pounds) state bailout and navigate deepening losses in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

TUI strikes compensation deal with Boeing, delays 737 MAX deliveries

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:03
Europe's biggest travel company, TUI Group, said it has struck a deal with Boeing for compensation and deferred deliveries of the grounded 737 MAX jet, boosting its finances as it seeks to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Armed police rush to ongoing incident near Essex train station

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:03
A number of armed officers are in the area
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UK police say appalled by death of Floyd and violence which followed

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 13:02
British police said they were appalled by the way George Floyd lost his life and by the violence which followed in U.S. cities but called on potential protesters in the United Kingdom to work with police as coronavirus restrictions remain in place.

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