German prosecutors have said that there is material evidence that Madeleine McCann is dead.
Hans Christian Wolters, the public prosecutor in Braunschweig, northwest Germany, told Portuguese television that investigators had evidence the British toddler, who was three when she was taken from a holiday resort in the Algarve in 2007, had died.
Mr Wolters, speaking to the broadcaster RTP, answered Yes when asked: Do you have any material evidence that Madeleine is dead?
When the interviewer asked…
Keir Starmer contacted by police after collision with cyclist in London – The Guardian
Rider taken to hospital after incident involving car said to be driven by Labour’s leader
Police are investigating a collision involving the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, in which a cyclist was taken to hospital.
Starmer is understood to have been driving through north-west London around midday on Sunday when the crash occurred in Kentish Town.
A spokesman for the opposition leader said he reported the incident to a police station soon afterwards and has been in touch with the person involved.
Starmer is not believed to have been injured in the accident and is said to have been driving…
Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to US Supreme Court – BBC News
Donald Trump scores pre-election win as US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court judge.
The US Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a victory for President Donald Trump a week before the general election.
Mr Trump’s fellow Republicans voted 52-48 to approve the judge, overcoming the unified opposition of Democrats.
The 48-year-old is expected to take the oath of office at the White House on Monday night.
Her appointment seals for the foreseeable future a 6-3 conservative majority on the top US judicial body.
Only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins,…
Covid: Antibodies ‘fall rapidly after infection’ – BBC News
This is likely to mean immunity levels decline and raises the risk of reinfection, researchers say.
By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent
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Levels of protective antibodies in people wane “quite rapidly” after coronavirus infection, say researchers.
Antibodies are a key part of our immune defences and stop the virus from getting inside the body’s cells.
The Imperial College London team found the number of people testing positive for antibodies has fallen by 26% between June and September.
They say immunity appears to be fading and there is a risk of catching…
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