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Welcome to your early morning Telegraph press briefing – a roundup of the main stories we cover on Tuesday. To receive briefings twice a day by email, sign up for our free Front Page newsletter.

1. World leaders call for a pandemic treaty

The world needs a global settlement like the one forged after World War II to protect countries in the wake of Covid, said Boris Johnson and other world leaders.

Writing for The Telegraph on Tuesday, Mr Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, the French President, and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, said the virus pandemic had been “a stark and painful reminder that no one is safe at all. the world is not safe “. Read the full story

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2. Girls should report allegations of sexual assault to “someone they trust”

Teenage girls should report allegations of sexual assault to “someone they trust” as well as online, the education secretary said.

Gavin Williamson urged young women to come forward and make an official disclosure to a teacher, social worker or police so their complaints can be properly investigated. Read the full story

3. 911 respondent called police in Chauvin for kneeling on Floyd’s neck, prosecutors say

An emergency responder was so disturbed by the sight of former police officer Derek Chauvin pinning George Floyd to the ground that she “called the police” on him, prosecutors in court said as the murder trial of Mr. Chauvin began Monday in Minneapolis.

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Opening arguments in the busy trial began with prosecutor Jerry Blackwell detailing how Mr. Chauvin knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for a total of nine minutes and 29 seconds last May as the man unarmed black said “I can’t breathe” 27 times before growing up silent and unresponsive. Read the full story

4. Londoners risk tax raid as Sadiq Khan faces tube funding crisis

Londoners are expected to face a massive tax raid as Sadiq Khan scrambles to protect the city’s transport network from a long-term plunge in commuting.

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Demand for buses, subways and rail will never return to pre-pandemic levels, according to a grim report by credit agency Moody’s, a trend that risks crippling the finances of tube operator Transport for London. Read the full story

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5. The gardener drowned the neighbor’s cat “because he dug up his vegetable garden”

A gardener drowned his neighbor’s company car because she continued to dig her vegetable garden, a court has heard.

Richard Giles, 69, caught the tabby cat, called Ruby, after finding it on his property in the hamlet of Adber, Dorset, in September last year. Read the full story

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