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NBC News 20 Aug 2020

TikTok Head Of U.S. Operations Says They Do Not Pose National Security Threat


The head of U.S. operations for TikTok, Vanessa Pappas, tells NBC's Jo Ling Kent the app is "not a national security threat" despite political tension between the U.S. and China.

The head of the NHS test and trace programme in England has admitted that she didn't expect to see the huge increase in demand for tests that has happened since schools went back.

During tough questioning from MPs, Dido Harding said there'd been a significant rise in the number of young children and teenagers going for tests, with demand now 3 or 4 times higher than the daily capacity.

Meanwhile care homes in England are set to receive more than half a billion pounds in extra government funding to help them tackle coronavirus over the winter. The money will help pay staff full wages when they are self-isolating, reduce their use of public transport and ensure staff work in only one care home.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by health editor Hugh Pym and social affairs correspondent Alison Holt.
Dame Sandra Mason outlined plans for the country to become a republic, replacing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," she said.
The former head of world athletics, Lamine Diack, has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to four years in prison, with two years suspended.
He was part of a scheme which covered up Russian doping in return for bribes.

Al Jazeera's David Stokes reports.
The TikTok trend of filing teeth with a nail fire is making many people horrified. The DIY dental procedure is giving dentists a toothache. "When I saw these videos, I almost fell off my chair," said Dr. Kami Hoss. "We get one set of teeth and once you file it down, it's never going to grow back." One person who tried filing her teeth wrote in the caption of her TikTok, "Whatever you do don't do this. I only did bc I'm stupid and was curious." Inside Edition Digital's Leigh Scheps has more.

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