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A choice between two heavyweightsBrazil votes for president today. Jack Nicas, the bureau chief there, explains what’s at stake.By Claire Moses

A choice between two heavyweightsBrazil votes for president today. Jack Nicas, the bureau chief there, explains what’s at stake.By Claire Moses Source

The Guardian

Duolingo says its English language tests for visas are cheap and secure

The founder of the language app is in talks with the UK government about offering its online test to visa applicants, at less than £50 a time Duolingo is in discussions with the government to allow UK visa applicants to…

UK PM Liz Truss admits mistakes on controversial tax cuts plan, but doubles down on it anyway
CNN

UK PM Liz Truss admits mistakes on controversial tax cuts plan, but doubles down on it anyway

British Prime Minister Liz Truss admitted mistakes had been made with her government’s controversial “mini-budget” announced last week — which sent the pound to historic lows and sparked market chaos — but stood by her policies. Source

The New York Times

How the U.K. Finance Minister Came to Ignore Finance ExpertsKwasi Kwarteng, the chancellor of the Exchequer, faces widespread anger over the tax cuts he and Liz Truss have pushed, but their history of dismissing the economic establishment goes back years.By Stephen Castle

How the U.K. Finance Minister Came to Ignore Finance ExpertsKwasi Kwarteng, the chancellor of the Exchequer, faces widespread anger over the tax cuts he and Liz Truss have pushed, but their history of dismissing the economic establishment goes back years.By…

The Guardian

US extreme skier killed in Himalayas is given Sherpa cremation

Friends and family fly in and Buddhist monks light pyre at funeral in Nepal of Hilaree Nelson A famed extreme skier from the United States who was killed after falling from one of the world’s tallest mountains was on Sunday…

Over 25 deaths as packed tractor wagon overturns in India
NPR

Over 25 deaths as packed tractor wagon overturns in India

Enlarge this image A relative mourns near the body of one of victims of a road accident in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Oct.2, 2022. A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people overturned and fell into a…

BBC

Kwarteng did not share tax insights at drinks party, says Tory chairman

The Tory chairman defends the chancellor over claims he discussed future spending plans with financiers. Source

Football Australia 'strongly condemns' fans' 'anti-social behaviour'
CNN

Football Australia 'strongly condemns' fans' 'anti-social behaviour'

Football Australia said it will go through all the video footage and images at its disposal from Saturday night’s Australia Cup final in Sydney after it was widely reported that some fans made “the Hitler Salute.” Source

The Guardian

Glasgow and Liverpool wait to hear which will host Eurovision

Neither will reveal how much they will spend hosting 2023 event – but taking crown seen as boon to either Will they be made up in Liverpool or pure gallus in Glasgow? Crowds at the Bank Arena or hordes at…

Pope appeals to Putin to end ‘absurd’ spiral of violence in Ukraine
NPR

Pope appeals to Putin to end ‘absurd’ spiral of violence in Ukraine

Enlarge this image Pope Francis waves during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Pope Francis has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, imploring him to “stop…