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24m The Open 2019: Tommy Fleetwood & Brooks Koepka among best shots from day one
Watch a selection of shots from the first day of the 2019 Open Championship, featuring Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka and Masters champion Tiger Woods.
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35m Updated Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 crew, state media says
Iran has seized an oil tanker it claimed was carrying 1 million barrels of "smuggled fuel," state news agency Press TV said on Thursday.
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US warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz1h US warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
A US warship has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, says President Trump.
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Trump has made Ilhan Omar the face of his re-election strategy1h Trump has made Ilhan Omar the face of his re-election strategy
In Omar, the president has at long last found a face to his stigmatization of Muslims – and so, too, have his allies The chants of “send her back” reverberated across the rally of thousands on Wednesday as Donald Trump stood at the podium and attacked Representative Ilhan Omar, a naturalized US citizen who arrived in the country as a teenager after her family fled Somalia. It was not the first time Trump had sought to vilify Omar, who in November became
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Kyoto Animation Studio Arson Kills 33, Shocking Japan1h 3m Updated Kyoto Animation Studio Arson Kills 33, Shocking Japan
For the second time in two months, Japan is reeling from devastating violence in a country that is generally considered one of the safest in the world.
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1h 9m American to Lead NATO Intelligence as Iraq-War-Era Concerns About U.S. Linger
The alliance’s intelligence arm has been a priority for President Trump, but the appointment could make NATO’s analysis look like a rubber stamp for Washington.
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Three Sentenced to Death in Murder of Scandinavian Tourists in Morocco1h 19m Updated Three Sentenced to Death in Murder of Scandinavian Tourists in Morocco
The men were tried under an antiterrorism law and were the main defendants in a case that put two dozen suspects on trial.
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1h 31m Updated ‘It Was a Massacre’: 10 Are Killed in Caste-Driven Land Dispute in India
One of the deadliest land disputes in India in years, the violence reflects the pressure on land in the country, and harsh caste dynamics.
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1h 43m Tiger Woods was seen grimacing after teeing off at the British Open and fans are concerned about his health
The first round of the British Open kicked off today, and the weather has not been friendly to players, with rain and wind making the conditions difficult.
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Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya say court case concerns their children1h 49m Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya say court case concerns their children
London high court to consider welfare of children, not divorce, statement says The imminent royal courtroom battle between Princess Haya of Jordan and her estranged husband, Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai, is a dispute over their children’s welfare, it has been revealed. In a highly unusual move, following extensive international publicity, the couple issued a statement on Thursday through the high court, confirming the legal issues involved ahead of the case.
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Pakistan Arrests Former Prime Minister in Anticorruption Sweep1h 56m Updated Pakistan Arrests Former Prime Minister in Anticorruption Sweep
Opposition figures denounced the arrest of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a senior figure for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, as part of a political vendetta.
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2h Three men sentenced to death for killing hikers
Three men have been sentenced to death over the murder of two young Scandinavian women in Morocco, the lawyer for one of the victim's family confirmed Thursday.
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2h Updated US sailor missing after going overboard
A search-and-rescue operation is underway for a US sailor who went overboard from the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Persian gulf on Wednesday, according to a statement from the US Navy.
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2h Updated Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions
A video released by the Revolutionary Guards showed the ship’s name as the Riah — the same as a missing Emirati tanker — and said it was smuggling fuel.
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2h Aliny Godinho murder: Ex-husband jailed for 27 years
Aliny Godinho was murdered by her ex-husband Ricardo in front of their three-year-old daughter.
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Ayia Napa: Twelve Israelis appear in court accused of gang-raping Briton2h Updated Ayia Napa: Twelve Israelis appear in court accused of gang-raping Briton
Twelve Israelis aged between 16 and 18 appeared in court in Cyprus on Thursday accused of gang-raping a 19-year-old British woman at a hotel in Ayia Napa on Wednesday morning.
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Moroccan court orders death penalty for jihadists who beheaded tourists2h Updated Moroccan court orders death penalty for jihadists who beheaded tourists
Three Isis supporters who killed two Scandinavian women given death sentence Three men have been sentenced to death in Morocco for the Isis-inspired murder of two Scandinavian hikers in the Atlas mountains last December. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, a 24-year-old from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, a 28-year-old from Norway, were
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Republicans mostly silent after Trump rally racist chants aimed at Ilhan Omar2h Updated Republicans mostly silent after Trump rally racist chants aimed at Ilhan Omar
With few exceptions, elected Republican officials replied with silence, or feigned ignorance, after ‘send her back’ chants “The president’s
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The Guardian view on Ebola in the DRC: help needed – and dialogue too | Editorial3h The Guardian view on Ebola in the DRC: help needed – and dialogue too | Editorial
The second largest outbreak of the disease has already sickened thousands. WHO’s declaration of an emergency of international concern should prompt more and better supportAre we able to learn the right lessons when disaster strikes? Five years ago, a devastating outbreak of
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3h Ebola: Your questions answered
BBC health and science correspondent James Gallagher answers your questions on the disease.
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3h Morocco hikers: Three get death penalty for Scandinavian tourist murders
They killed two Scandinavian women, who were found beheaded in the Atlas mountains in December.
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Dozens arrested as Hawaiians protest $1.4bn telescope on sacred mountain3h Dozens arrested as Hawaiians protest $1.4bn telescope on sacred mountain
Astronomers say site will offer unparalleled view into deep space, but many Native Hawaiians fear it will desecrate the site Dozens of people have been arrested on Hawaii’s Big Island this week after hundreds of protesters stood, lay and even chained themselves to structures in an effort to stop the construction of a billion-dollar space observatory at the summit of Hawaii’s tallest mountain. The protests are the culmination of longstanding controversy over the site of the proposed observatory atop Mauna Kea, the highest point in the Hawaiian islands.
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Rape and sex assault reports at British universities rocket TENFOLD3h Updated Rape and sex assault reports at British universities rocket TENFOLD
Of UK universities who provided figures, Cambridge, Birmingham and the University of East Anglia had the highest number over the last five years, new figures have revealed.
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3h Updated Brexit: MPs back bid to block Parliament suspension
The measure aims to stop a future PM bypassing Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.
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Wigan Pier to get makeover under new plans for site linked to Orwell3h Wigan Pier to get makeover under new plans for site linked to Orwell
Wigan council hopes plans for former coal jetty featured in George Orwell’s 1930s book will rejuvenate Pier Quarter Wigan Pier, made famous by George Orwell’s 1937 book on the bleak living conditions of the working class, may be redeveloped into a trendy hotspot – with a gin distillery, food hall and canalside townhouses. Property developers have submitted an application to Wigan council to transform the disused 18th-century industrial buildings on the Leeds and Liverpool canal as part of plans to regenerate the area.
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Three Sentenced to Death in Murder of Tourists in Morocco3h Three Sentenced to Death in Murder of Tourists in Morocco
The men were tried under an antiterrorism law and were the main defendants in a case that put two dozen suspects on trial.
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3h Updated Judge denies bail to Jeffrey Epstein
A federal judge on Thursday ordered Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, to remain in jail pending trial, rejecting the multimillionaire's request to return to his Upper East Side mansion.
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A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say3h Updated A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say
The reusable, bell-like devices unfold in the vagina to stanch menstrual flow. They are as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a new analysis — and less expensive.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be most welcome here | Brief letters3h Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be most welcome here | Brief letters
Trump’s racist comments | £50 notes | Holiday eating | Izal toilet paperThere appears to be some uncertainty as to which “home” the four congresswomen could go back to (
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El Chapo ‘Tried to Kill Me’: A Final Witness Confronts the Drug Lord3h Updated El Chapo ‘Tried to Kill Me’: A Final Witness Confronts the Drug Lord
She emerged from the shadows of the Sinaloa cartel to speak out in court as El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison.
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3h Updated 25 dead in suspected arson attack in Japanese animation studio
At least 13 people are feared dead and 38 injured in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan Thursday, fire officials said.
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Jerome Ch’en obituary3h Jerome Ch’en obituary
Historian of modern China, cut off from his roots, who rued the rise of the military and the Communist conquestThe early life of the historian Jerome Ch’en, who has died aged 99, ran in parallel with the upheavals in modern China that he went on to document. Once dynastic rule collapsed after 1911, the warlord period (1916-28) was followed by the Japanese invasion (1931-45) and the civil war. By the end of the civil war, in 1949, the Communist party was triumphant and Jerome was studying in London. He stayed abroad, and spent the rest of his life working out, as a historian, how it was that the decades he had lived in China had led to the Communist conquest. He pioneered the study of the Republic of China (1911-49), especially of the rise of the military and later of the Communists. This was often painful work. The events that engulfed China brought great suffering to his family and friends, and cut him off from his native country. Though they started life in a traditional society, his brilliant generation of Chinese intellectuals came of age in warfare and revolution, and were later persecuted or exiled.
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Puerto Rico: thousands flood streets in push to oust governor – in pictures4h Puerto Rico: thousands flood streets in push to oust governor – in pictures
Photographer Angel Valentin accompanied our reporter Oliver Laughland to capture the growing protests in Puerto Rico against Governor Ricky Rosselló. The street demonstrations have been sparked by leaked text messages showing the territory’s top official using misogynistic and homophobic slurs with members of his circle. The scandal focused widespread discontent about alleged corruption under Rosselló’s administration
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France Nudges Europe Into Space Race, Where It Lags Behind4h France Nudges Europe Into Space Race, Where It Lags Behind
Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, a new French plan for a space command must overcome the reluctance of its European allies to weaponize space.
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4h Woman billed $105,000 after forced flight diversion
A passenger whose "extremely disruptive behavior" caused a flight to be diverted with a military escort has been sent a bill for £85,000 ($105,000) and permanently banned from the airline.
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Knife crime soars to record high with 43,500 offences in the last year, new figures reveal 4h Updated Knife crime soars to record high with 43,500 offences in the last year, new figures reveal 
Knife crime offences recorded by police in England and Wales hit a record high in 2018/19, up 8% on the previous year, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
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4h Message-in-a-bottle author found after 50 years
Briton Paul Gilmore says he always hoped to receive a reply to the note he dropped from an ocean liner.
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Ursula von der Leyen: hard Brexit would be massive blow for both sides4h Ursula von der Leyen: hard Brexit would be massive blow for both sides
Exclusive: newly elected EU chief suggests there could be emergency help for Ireland The European commission’s new president has warned that a hard Brexit would have “massively negative consequences” for both Britain and the European Union, and added that the EU could provide emergency help for nations such as Ireland that bear the brunt of a no-deal outcome. In her first interview since being
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Trump directly involved in talks that led to Stormy Daniels payment, FBI says4h Trump directly involved in talks that led to Stormy Daniels payment, FBI says
Court filing says Trump and Hope Hicks spoke to Cohen repeatedly as Daniels in 2016 threatened to go public about alleged affair Donald Trump and his press secretary were directly involved in discussions that led to an illegal hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election campaign, according to the FBI.
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12 Israelis Are Held in Cyprus Over Rape of British Woman4h 12 Israelis Are Held in Cyprus Over Rape of British Woman
The attack was said to have occurred at a hotel in the resort town of Ayia Napa, where the woman and the suspects, some of whom are minors, were staying separately.
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4h Updated Lucy McHugh: Stephen Nicholson guilty of murder and rape
Stephen Nicholson groomed and raped Lucy McHugh, 13, before stabbing her to death, jurors find.
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4h Instagrammers told not to swim in idyllic lake
Instagrammers have been warned not to dive into an idyllic-looking, turquoise lake in northern Spain, because its toxic waters could lead to health issues.
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Jeffrey Epstein denied bail while awaiting sex trafficking trial4h Jeffrey Epstein denied bail while awaiting sex trafficking trial
The financier has been jailed since arrest in July for the alleged sexual abuse of underage girls from 2002 to 2005
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4h Updated Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on the Kyoto Animation studio.
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5h Tour de France: Simon Yates claims maiden stage win
Britain's Simon Yates claims a maiden Tour de France victory on stage 12 from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre.
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Man who lost leg in shooting spots limb being used on cigarette packets5h Man who lost leg in shooting spots limb being used on cigarette packets
An amputee is seeking answers as to why a picture showing the remainder of his leg is being featured on cigarette packets to deter people from smoking.
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Foundation set up by Alexander Sokurov to close after claims of government hostility5h Foundation set up by Alexander Sokurov to close after claims of government hostility
The director of Russian Ark has accused Russia’s culture ministry of “unfriendliness and aggressiveness” Russian film director
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Care worker found guilty of murdering Lucy McHugh5h Care worker found guilty of murdering Lucy McHugh
Stephen Nicholson, 25, killed girl, 13, after she threatened to reveal he had been abusing her A care worker and amateur tattooist has been found guilty of murdering a 13-year-old girl after she threatened to reveal that he had been sexually abusing her for more than a year. Stephen Nicholson, 25, a lodger at the family home, lured Lucy McHugh into woods in Hampshire and stabbed her 27 times before hiding the weapon and trying to burn the clothes he had been wearing.
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Eiffel Tower restaurant to reopen after collision of kitchen egos5h Eiffel Tower restaurant to reopen after collision of kitchen egos
Frédéric Anton will head Le Jules Verne after previous chef Alain Ducasse lost lawsuit The legendary Eiffel Tower restaurant Le Jules Verne reopens this weekend after a titanic battle in which two top chefs prised it away from the culinary star Alain Ducasse, who had run the establishment for a decade. Ducasse was evicted by the Eiffel Tower’s operator last year to make room for the chefs Frédéric Anton and Thierry Marx, whose consortium won the right to take over the management of Le Jules Verne and the other food outlets in the monument, which include snack counters and a brasserie on the first level.
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Passengers suffer Heathrow airport Terminal Five chaos5h Updated Passengers suffer Heathrow airport Terminal Five chaos
Some British Airways travellers said they faced queues at London Heathrow Airport's Terminal Five bag drop today of up to two hours which saw them miss their flight.
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5h Calls for FBI to investigate Russian-owned FaceApp
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government.
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Boris Johnson blames EU for kipper rules, which are actually British – video5h Boris Johnson blames EU for kipper rules, which are actually British – video
Speaking at the final of the Tory hustings on Wednesday, the likely-to-be PM Boris Johnson held up a kipper and claimed regulations imposed by 'Brussels bureaucrats' were damaging trade. Holding up the plastic-wrapped fish, he said cost had increased for fishermen since EU regulations had imposed 'that each kipper must be accompanied by a plastic ice pillow'. He added it was 'pointless, pointless, expensive, environmentally damaging "elf and safety"'. However, on Thursday the European commission quashed Johnson's claims, pointing out that these claims were false. 'The case described by Mr Johnson falls outside the scope of the EU legislation and it’s purely a UK national competence'
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Case against HS2 environmental protesters collapses5h Case against HS2 environmental protesters collapses
Sarah Green and Laura Hughes raised concerns over impact on Colne Valley near London Two environmental protesters campaigning against the HS2 high-speed rail link have walked free from court after a prosecution against them collapsed. Sarah Green, 63, a Green party member, and Laura Hughes, 37, of Extinction Rebellion, were both charged with aggravated trespass for protests against work HS2 was carrying out in the Colne Valley nature reserve in Hillingdon, London, home to a variety of fauna and flora including bats, owls and osprey.
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Sandymouth Beach: Wife watched as man was crushed to death by rock6h Updated Sandymouth Beach: Wife watched as man was crushed to death by rock
The 66-year-old man from east Hampshire, died 'while setting up a hammock' on Sandymouth Beach in Bude, Cornwall at midday Tuesday in front of horrified onlookers.
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6h Updated Crimes solved by police in England and Wales at new low
Less than one in 10 offences saw someone charged or summonsed to appear in court, figures show.
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U.K. Airline Fines Unruly Passenger $106,000 for ‘Dangerous Behavior’6h U.K. Airline Fines Unruly Passenger $106,000 for ‘Dangerous Behavior’
Jet2 said the disruptive conduct of Chloe Haines, 25, had forced the deployment of two military jets to escort her flight back to an airport near London.
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6h Updated Man finds own amputated leg on cigarette packets without consent
The image was used next to the message "smoking clogs your arteries", but the leg was lost after an assault.
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6h Updated Bristol Premier Inn: Fire at hotel near Cribbs Causeway
Fire chiefs said conditions inside the remains of the Premier Inn were "extremely dangerous".
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Climate crisis: extremely hot days could double in US, study shows6h Climate crisis: extremely hot days could double in US, study shows
Amid widespread US heat wave, experts predict dangerous extremes in summer temperatures will only get worse As the climate crisis progresses, the number of extremely hot days around the US could more than double, according to a peer-reviewed study and report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. By mid-century, an average of 36 days a year could feel like 100F (37.7C) or hotter. Toward the end of the century, 54 days a year could feel that hot, researchers with the science advocacy group
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6h Media react to Trump rally chant
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Japan in Shock After Suspected Arson at Kyoto Animation Studio Kills 336h Updated Japan in Shock After Suspected Arson at Kyoto Animation Studio Kills 33
For the second time in two months, Japan is reeling from devastating apparent violence in a country that is generally considered one of the safest in the world.
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12 Israeli teenagers held in Cyprus over alleged rape of British woman6h 12 Israeli teenagers held in Cyprus over alleged rape of British woman
Youths aged between 16 and 18 accused of raping 19-year-old tourist at hotel in Ayia Napa A court in Cyprus has remanded 12 Israeli youths in custody on suspicion of an alleged rape of a 19-year-old British tourist at a holiday resort on the island. The youths, aged between 16 and 18, are alleged to have raped the woman in a hotel room in Ayia Napa, a resort on the south-eastern coast.
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MPs pass amendment seeking to thwart no-deal Brexit prorogation6h Updated MPs pass amendment seeking to thwart no-deal Brexit prorogation
Amendment is passed by 41 votes in potentially crucial Commons decision
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6h Updated No-deal Brexit could cause £30bn economic hit, watchdog says
The Office for Budget Responsibility says borrowing could surge if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
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Tories claw back support from The Brexit Party since start of leadership contest6h Updated Tories claw back support from The Brexit Party since start of leadership contest
The Conservative Party sunk to just 17 per cent in a YouGov poll immediately after Theresa May quit as leader on June 7 while the Brexit Party was riding high on 26 per cent but the Tories have recovered.
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6h The scenes at a North Carolina rally provide a preview of a 2020 campaign already soaked in hate
In a moment of unrestrained demagoguery, President Donald Trump presided Wednesday over a crowd chanting "Send her back! Send her back!" about an American Muslim congresswoman who he targeted with racist attacks.
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6h Updated New drivers could be banned from driving at night, ministers say
One in five drivers are involved in a crash within a year of passing their test, figures suggest.
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7h Updated Brexit: MPs back bid to block Parliament shutdown
The measure aims to stop a future PM bypassing Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.
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Twelve held over alleged gang rape of Briton in Ayia Napa7h Twelve held over alleged gang rape of Briton in Ayia Napa
A Cyprus court has ordered 12 Israelis tourists to remain in police custody for eight days after a British woman alleged that she was raped.
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Trump’s Immigration Measures, Far From New, Follow Europe’s Example7h Updated Trump’s Immigration Measures, Far From New, Follow Europe’s Example
Both European and Australia have staked out similarly hard-nosed policies. In the long run, they are not very effective.
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KyoAni fire: arson attack at Kyoto Animation studio – video report7h KyoAni fire: arson attack at Kyoto Animation studio – video report
Fire swept through an animation studio in Japan on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and injuring scores more, with the cause suspected to have been arson after a man was seen shouting ‘die’ as he doused the building with petrol. Japan’s prime minister, Shinzō Abe, called the fire in the city of Kyoto ‘too appalling for words’ on Twitter and offered condolences to the victims. Police have taken a 41-year-old man into custody
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7h Kyoto Animation: Fans heartbroken by deadly anime studio fire in Japan
Devotees of the KyoAni studio are pouring out love, support and money in response to the tragedy.
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Kipper rules Boris Johnson blamed on EU are actually British, says Brussels7h Kipper rules Boris Johnson blamed on EU are actually British, says Brussels
Europe’s ‘pointless’ regulations on food are in fact UK rules, commission tells MP Claims by Boris Johnson that regulations imposed by “Brussels bureaucrats” were damaging the trade in kippers have been debunked by the European commission, which said that the food safety obligations criticised by him were due to rules set by Britain. Speaking during the final hustings of the Conservative party’s leadership contest on Wednesday night, Johnson held aloft a plastic wrapped kipper that had come from a fish smoker on the Isle of Man who he said was “utterly furious”.
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Qatar agrees to inquiry into death of Briton at World Cup stadium7h Updated Qatar agrees to inquiry into death of Briton at World Cup stadium
Family of Zac Cox say a British judge will look for lessons to be learned from death in 2017 The Qatari organisation in charge of staging the 2022 World Cup has agreed to hold a wide-ranging inquiry led by a British judge into the death of a British worker during construction of a stadium for the event. The decision, nearly 18 months after the death of Zac Cox in January 2017, is seen as a breakthrough for campaigners disturbed by health and safety issues surrounding the building of the stadiums, even though it comes relatively close to the completion of the bulk of the construction work for the tournament.
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At Least 33 Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio7h At Least 33 Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio
The blaze at Kyoto Animation was one of the worst fires in Japan’s recent history. Reports said a man had ignited flammable liquid at the studio.
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7h Updated Brexit: MPs approve measure to block Parliament shutdown
The measure aims to stop a future PM bypassing Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.
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7h Updated Iran Says It Seized Foreign Oil Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions
It was not clear if the vessel involved, which Iran claimed was smuggling oil, was the United Arab Emirates ship that went missing over the weekend.
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7h Updated One Thing You Can Do: Know Your Tree Facts
Also this week, visiting some very big bears in a very hot Alaska.
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7h What Tory Party voters want
CNN's Hadas Gold goes to a conservative club in the seaside town of Lee-on-the-Solent to meet a few party members and hear what's driving their decision for UK's next prime minister.
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Kyoto Animation studio fire: at least 25 dead after arson attack in Japan7h Updated Kyoto Animation studio fire: at least 25 dead after arson attack in Japan
Dozens more injured after ‘man threw liquid and set fire’ to building, police say An arson attack on an anime studio in Japan has left at least 33 people dead and dozens injured in Japan’s worst mass murder in nearly two decades. The perpetrator, who was also injured and has been taken into police custody, walked into the 1st Studio building of Kyoto Animation in Fujimi ward, Kyoto, at about 10.30am. He poured what is suspected to be petrol in multiple areas of the building before igniting it.
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7h 10 Are Killed in Caste-Driven Land Dispute in India
The bloodshed that unfolded in a village about 500 miles from New Delhi was one of the deadliest land disputes in India in recent years.
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7h Updated Labour peers consider Corbyn no-confidence vote
The move follows the sacking of Baroness Hayter after she criticised the handling of anti-Semitism claims.
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7h 23 feared dead in suspected arson attack in Japanese animation studio
At least 13 people are feared dead and 38 injured in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan Thursday, fire officials said.
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Andrew Graham-Yooll obituary7h Andrew Graham-Yooll obituary
Journalist who risked his life by publishing the names of the disappeared during Argentina’s ‘dirty war’During the dark days of the military dictatorship in Argentina in the 1970s, there was only one newspaper that dared to publish the names of the “disappeared” – let alone to put them every day on the front page, as Andrew Graham-Yooll did as news editor of the Buenos Aires Herald. Graham-Yooll, who has died aged 75, nearly paid with his life for such audacity. In 1976 he and his first wife, Micaela Meyer, got out just in time – “out of the back door and straight to the airport”, as he put it – as the men in the black Ford Falcons came looking for him. He never wanted to go into exile but had little choice other than to resettle in London until the generals – “those bastards” as he referred to them – were removed from power by a combination of the Falklands war and economic incompetence.
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8h Brexit: MPs voting on move to block Parliament shutdown
The measure aims to stop a future PM bypassing Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.
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UK politicians send message of solidarity to US congresswomen8h UK politicians send message of solidarity to US congresswomen
Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan among those condemning Donald Trump’s ‘blatant racism’ Leading British politicians including Jeremy Corbyn and London mayor, Sadiq Khan, are among thousands to sign a letter of support to the four congresswomen of colour who were attacked by US president, Donald Trump, this week in a series of racist tweets. The letter stands in solidarity with representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, describing the four US congresswomen as “the best of America”, and condemns Trump’s “blatant, unashamed racism”.
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Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf8h Updated Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf
Report on state TV says ship was smuggling oil but does not say which country crew are from Fears for maritime security in the strait of Hormuz, a vital route for oil shipping, have grown after Iran announced it had impounded a foreign tanker it said was smuggling fuel in the Gulf. State television quoting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said the vessel was intercepted south of Iran’s Larak Island on Sunday after issuing a distress call.
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8h Europe sleepwalking its way to another lost decade
Europe just endured one decade of economic stagnation. If it doesn't act soon, it could face another.
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8h Updated Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 26
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on Kyoto Animation studio.
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8h Game of Thrones stars self-nominate for Emmy Awards
Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten successfully submitted their own nominations.
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Theresa May, Bulgaria, Latvia: Your Thursday Briefing8h Updated Theresa May, Bulgaria, Latvia: Your Thursday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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At Least 25 Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio8h At Least 25 Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio
Officials said more people were feared to have been killed in the blaze at Kyoto Animation. Reports said a man had ignited flammable liquid at the studio.
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India’s ‘dosa king’ restauranteur dies one week into life term for murder8h India’s ‘dosa king’ restauranteur dies one week into life term for murder
P Rajagopal, founder of popular Saravana Bhavan restaurant chain, dies of cardiac failure India’s “dosa king”, the founder of a global restaurant chain, has died days after
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Gunmen Kill Turkish Diplomat and Two Iraqis in the Kurdish Region of Iraq8h Updated Gunmen Kill Turkish Diplomat and Two Iraqis in the Kurdish Region of Iraq
There was no immediate word on a motive or suspects in the shooting, which occurred in a restaurant in Erbil.
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8h Updated No-deal could cause £30bn economic hit, watchdog says
The Office for Budget Responsibility says borrowing could surge if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
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Lancaster mother took children out of school to celebrate being free from cancer fined £7888h Lancaster mother took children out of school to celebrate being free from cancer fined £788
Katie McDermott, 36, and her husband Darren, 40, was fined £788 for taking two of her children, 12 and 14, out of Central Lancaster High School to celebrate being free from breast cancer.
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8h Satellite images reveal US military buildup at Saudi base
The Trump administration is reinforcing its controversial military relationship with Saudi Arabia by preparing to send hundreds of troops to the country amid increasing tensions with Iran.
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8h Updated 13 feared dead in suspected arson attack in Japanese animation studio
At least 13 people are feared dead and 38 injured in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan Thursday, fire officials said.
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9h Updated Flying ants invade Britain in swarms so large they were seen from space
On one day every year, as per tradition, Britain is invaded by swarms of flying ants -- and this year, the insects arrived in such vast numbers they were seen from space.
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Drone footage shows spectators fleeing after police bust illegal car racing event in Birmingham9h Drone footage shows spectators fleeing after police bust illegal car racing event in Birmingham
Drone footage shows dozens of street racers and a large crowd of car spectators fleeing as West Midlands Police bust an illegal cruising event on Heartlands Parkway in Saltley, Birmingham.
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U.S. Punishes Turkey by Canceling Sale of Jets9h Updated U.S. Punishes Turkey by Canceling Sale of Jets
Turkey, whose purchase of a Russian missile system has created friction, called the Trump administration’s move a “mistake that will cause irreparable wounds in our strategic relations.”
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9h Updated Kyoto Animation fire: At least 26 dead after suspected arson attack
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on a Kyoto Animation studio.
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British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint9h British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint
Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to match A British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates because he wore a football T-shirt supporting Qatar, has lodged a landmark legal complaint with the UN about his treatment. In the 27-page complaint
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9h Updated Jennifer Gates prepares for medical school switch
Describing herself as a "lifetime learner," Jennifer Gates has had to juggle her love of horses with the demands of academic life.
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At Least 20 Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio9h At Least 20 Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio
Officials said more people were feared to have been killed in the blaze at Kyoto Animation. Reports said a man had ignited flammable liquid at the studio.
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Boy, six, is rescued by firefighters after he gets his leg stuck in a garden chair 9h Boy, six, is rescued by firefighters after he gets his leg stuck in a garden chair 
Oscar White had stood on the outdoor chair and had been trying to open a parasol when the seat collapsed, leaving his right leg stuck. He had been enjoying the sunshine in their garden in Essex.
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9h England coach Bayliss to take charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad
England's World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League next year.
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10h Updated WHO sounds alarm on year-long Ebola outbreak
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday.
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Knife crime in England and Wales rises 8% over year10h Knife crime in England and Wales rises 8% over year
Police record 43,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, official data shows Knife crime-related offences rose by 8% in England and Wales in the past year, government figures have shown. Between April 2018 and March 2019, police forces recorded 43,516 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, in comparison with 40,215 in the year ending March 2018.
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IUCN red list reveals wildlife destruction from treetop to ocean floor10h IUCN red list reveals wildlife destruction from treetop to ocean floor
Latest list shows extinction now threatens a third of all assessed species, from monkeys to rhino rays From the tops of trees to the depths of the oceans, humanity’s destruction of wildlife is continuing to drive many species towards extinction, with the latest “red list” showing a third of all species assessed are threatened. The razing of habitat and hunting for bushmeat has now driven seven primates into decline, while overfishing has pushed two families of extraordinary rays to the brink. Pollution, dams and over-abstraction of freshwater are responsible for serious declines in river wildlife from Mexico to Japan, while illegal logging is ravaging Madagascar’s rosewoods and disease is decimating the American elm.
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Good News for Shinzo Abe: Japan’s Young Voters Lean Right, if They Vote at All10h Updated Good News for Shinzo Abe: Japan’s Young Voters Lean Right, if They Vote at All
The prime minister’s party is favored to win an upper house parliamentary election on Sunday, with strong support from young Japanese who are happy with the status quo.
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Iran seizes tanker accused of smuggling oil10h Iran seizes tanker accused of smuggling oil
Iran has seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil in the Persian Gulf, the country's state TV says.
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Clashes in Puerto Rico during protest against governor Ricardo Rosselló – video10h Clashes in Puerto Rico during protest against governor Ricardo Rosselló – video
Protests against the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, turned violent again on Wednesday. Police fired teargas as protesters lighted fires and threw rocks. The demonstrations were sparked by leaked homophobic and misogynistic messages between Rosselló and his closest allies
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Kyoto Animation studio fire: at least 23 dead after arson attack in Japan10h Kyoto Animation studio fire: at least 23 dead after arson attack in Japan
Dozens more injured after ‘man threw liquid and set fire’ to building, police say An arson attack on an anime studio in Japan has left at least 23 people dead and dozens injured. The perpetrator, who was also injured and has been taken into police custody, walked into the 1st Studio building of Kyoto Animation in Fujimi ward, Kyoto, at about 10.30am. He poured what is suspected to be petrol in multiple areas of the building before igniting it.
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At Least 13 Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio10h Updated At Least 13 Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio
Officials said 11 other people were feared to have been killed at Kyoto Animation. Reports said a man had ignited flammable liquid at the studio.
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10h No-deal Brexit likely to cause UK recession, says watchdog
The Office for Budget Responsibility says the economy could shrink if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
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10h Updated Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after suspected arson attack
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on a Kyoto Animation studio.
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10h Plastic waste to be sent back to the US and Canada
Cambodia has become the latest Asian country to reject shipments of waste sent to its shores by Western companies for processing.
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Mercedes driver speeds at elderly pedestrian in Southampton who faceplants running video10h Mercedes driver speeds at elderly pedestrian in Southampton who faceplants running video
Taxi driver Shaun Windeatt was horrified when he saw the shocking incident unfold on the way to a job in Southampton on Tuesday.
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Your Thursday Briefing10h Updated Your Thursday Briefing
Kyoto Animation, Ilhan Omar, Ricardo Rosselló: Here’s what you need to know.
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11h Updated A judge will decide today whether Jeffrey Epstein will remain in jail
A federal judge will decide Thursday whether Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire accused of the sex trafficking of dozens of underage girls, will remain in jail pending trial or return to his Upper East Side mansion. Prosecutors have deemed him an "extreme" flight risk.
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11h Updated No-deal Brexit will cause UK recession, says fiscal watchdog
The Office for Budget Responsibility said the economy would shrink 2% if the UK leaves without a deal.
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11h Updated Chris Froome awarded 2011 Vuelta title
Chris Froome is named winner of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana after Juan Jose Cobo is stripped of the title over doping irregularities.
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Many Are Feared Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio11h Updated Many Are Feared Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio
Officials said seven people had been killed at Kyoto Animation and that 17 more may have died. Reports said a man had ignited flammable liquid at the studio.
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11h Updated Donald Trump impeachment bid fails in the House
The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly against the measure.
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El Chapo’s Prosecution Has Fueled the Drug War in Mexico11h El Chapo’s Prosecution Has Fueled the Drug War in Mexico
One of the biggest disappointments of El Chapo’s capture is that instead of ending the drug trade, it has instead been a major catalyst of the violence now consuming Mexico.
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11h Asos shares slump as it warns on profits
The online fashion giant says sales growth has been held back by warehouse problems in the US and Europe.
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Covering Protests Where There Is a Distrust of Social Media11h Updated Covering Protests Where There Is a Distrust of Social Media
Daniel Victor, a reporter in Hong Kong, on why protesters there chose not to go after the Instagram moments while marching.
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At Least 7 Killed and Many More Feared Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio11h At Least 7 Killed and Many More Feared Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio
Japanese news media reported that the attacker shouted “Die!” as he sprayed flammable liquid around the studio, Kyoto Animation.
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Music festival deaths inquest: police to be pushed to release strip search protocols11h Music festival deaths inquest: police to be pushed to release strip search protocols
Counsel assisting coroner says public deserves to know ‘under what circumstances are police entitled to strip search patrons’ The New South Wales coroner will push for the state’s police force to release its strip search protocols as part of an inquest into drug-related deaths at music festivals. Counsel assisting the coroner Peggy Dwyer told the court on Thursday that the inquest had yet to receive “police protocols” on when strip searches could be carried out in the state, but that she intended to pursue the matter .
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11h Updated Kevin Spacey: Massachusetts prosecutors drop sex assault case
Prosecutors say they dropped the case after the accuser refused to testify about his missing phone.
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11h Cambodia to send plastic waste back to the US and Canada
Cambodia has become the latest Asian country to reject shipments of waste sent to its shores by Western companies for processing.
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Florida city constantly plays Baby Shark to deter homeless from civic building11h Florida city constantly plays Baby Shark to deter homeless from civic building
Official praises ‘effective temporary measure’ using looped children’s song to drive away people from banqueting venue City officials in West Palm Beach, Florida, are using extremely catchy children’s music to try and drive away homeless people from one of its civic buildings. The city’s mayor, Keith James,
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Asos issues third profit warning in seven months as shares fall12h Asos issues third profit warning in seven months as shares fall
Online fashion retailer blames glitch in rollout of European and US automated warehouses Shares in Asos tumbled on Thursday as the online fashion retailer issued its third profits warning in seven months, blaming problems with the rollout of its new automated warehouses. The group said sales were hit by the overhaul of warehouses in Berlin and Atlanta, which left the firm struggling to keep up with demand. It now expects to make profits of £30m to £35m this year, far below City forecasts of £55m.
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12h Asos shares slump on profits warning
The online fashion giant says sales growth has been held back by warehouse problems in the US and Europe.
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12h Elon Musk is making implants to link brains with smartphones
Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries.
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Yang Hengjun: Australian writer detained in China expected to be charged, lawyer says12h Yang Hengjun: Australian writer detained in China expected to be charged, lawyer says
Yang, who has been detained for six months, is expected to be charged with endangering national security Australian writer Yang Hengjun is expected to be formally charged with endangering national security, according to his lawyer. Yang, a Chinese public intellectual who has long advocated for democratic reforms in China, has been
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‘What Kind of Peace Talks Are These?’: On the Front Lines of a 17-Year War12h ‘What Kind of Peace Talks Are These?’: On the Front Lines of a 17-Year War
As talks with the Taliban proceed, soldiers and police officers reflect on the pain of making peace with a deadly nemesis.
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12h Updated Juventus sign De Ligt from Ajax in £67.5m deal
Juventus complete the £67.5m signing of 19-year-old Dutch international defender Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax.
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Kyoto Animation studio fire: 12 dead after arson attack in Japan12h Kyoto Animation studio fire: 12 dead after arson attack in Japan
Dozens injured after ‘man threw liquid and set fire’ to building, police say An arson attack on an anime studio in Japan has left at least 12 people dead and dozens injured. The perpetrator, who was also injured and has been taken into police custody, walked into the 1st Studio building of Kyoto Animation in Uji, Kyoto prefecture at about 10.30am. He poured what is suspected to be petrol in multiple areas of the building before igniting it.
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Kyoto Animation studio fire: 12 feared dead after suspected arson attack in Japan13h Kyoto Animation studio fire: 12 feared dead after suspected arson attack in Japan
Dozens also injured after man spread flammable liquid and set fire to building of company famous for anime cartoons Twelve people are presumed dead, fire officials have said, and more could be missing after becoming trapped by a suspected arson attack at a renowned animation production company in Japan. Thirty-five others have been injured, some of them critically, said Kyoto fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara.
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KyoAni fire: suspected arson at Kyoto Animation studio in Japan – video13h KyoAni fire: suspected arson at Kyoto Animation studio in Japan – video
Twelve people are presumed dead, fire officials have said, and more could be missing after becoming trapped by a
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13h Kyoto Animation fire: Thirteen dead after suspected arson attack
About 30 people also remain unaccounted for after a deadly attack on a Kyoto Animation studio.
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13h Updated Water bills set to be cut by £50 over five years
The regulator says water firms must also invest billions more in improving services between 2020 and 2025.
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Bill Clinton White House blasted by former US ambassador Sir Robin Renwick in released documents13h Updated Bill Clinton White House blasted by former US ambassador Sir Robin Renwick in released documents
Documents include a description of Bill Clinton's 'chaotic' administration from 1994, written by ambassdor Sir Robin Renwick. The memo noted sexual harassment claims by Paula Jones (pictured).
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13h 227 dead after monsoon floods devastate South Asia
At least 227 people have died since flash floods ravaged swathes of South Asia over the weekend, officials said Thursday.
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13h Updated Kyoto Animation fire: Twelve dead after suspected arson attack
About 30 people also remain unaccounted for after a deadly attack on Kyoto Animation studio.
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Patients are to be told they may have cancer by TEXT13h Patients are to be told they may have cancer by TEXT
Britain's NHS patients will be told they have cancer by text under plans to prevent treatment delays. Those with abnormal scan or X-ray results would be sent a message briefly outlining concerns.
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Should Carrie pose like this outside Downing Street?13h Should Carrie pose like this outside Downing Street?
Most of Mr Johnson's advisers, including Sir Edward Lister, tipped to be his chief of staff, believe Miss Symonds should stay in the background. Pictured: how they may look on the steps of No 10.
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John Major railed about EU regulations in newly released documents13h Updated John Major railed about EU regulations in newly released documents
During his time in Downing Street, John Major fumed he was 'sick and tired' of EU rules. Newly-declassified Cabinet Office files lay bare the former prime minister's frustration at Brussels bureaucracy.
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Firefighters tackle Japan anime studio fire in Kyoto – video14h Firefighters tackle Japan anime studio fire in Kyoto – video
Twelve people are presumed dead, fire officials have said, and more could be missing after becoming trapped by a
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Sam Connor: First pictures of Chertsey boy killed by train in front of classmates14h Updated Sam Connor: First pictures of Chertsey boy killed by train in front of classmates
A dozen bouquets have been left at Chertsey Station in Surrey today in memory of a 14-year-old boy who died after being hit by a train on Monday in front of 50 of his horrified classmates.
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14h Updated Kyoto Animation fire: Ten dead after suspected arson attack
Some 30 people remain unaccounted for after a deadly attack on Kyoto Animation studio.
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Kyoto Animation fire: 12 feared dead after suspected arson attack on studio in Japan14h Updated Kyoto Animation fire: 12 feared dead after suspected arson attack on studio in Japan
Dozens also injured after man spread flammable liquid and set fire to building of company famous for anime cartoons Twelve people are presumed dead, fire officials have said, and more could be missing after becoming trapped by a suspected arson attack at a renowned animation production company in Japan. Thirty-five others have been injured, some of them critically, said Kyoto fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara.
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14h Updated Protesters call for justice for Eric Garner on anniversary of his death
Protestors rallied in New York Wednesday on the anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, an African-American father who died after officers tried to apprehend him five years ago.
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Britain handed Iran £16 MILLION in aid over just four years14h Updated Britain handed Iran £16 MILLION in aid over just four years
The money came from the Foreign Office while Boris Johnson was in charge of the department, and was spent on 'improving educational links' between Britain and Iran.
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At Least 10 Killed in Suspected Arson Fire at Japanese Anime Studio14h At Least 10 Killed in Suspected Arson Fire at Japanese Anime Studio
Japanese news media reported that the police were questioning a suspect who said he had sprayed liquid at the studio, Kyoto Animation.
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How Myanmar became an example to the world in the battle against malaria14h How Myanmar became an example to the world in the battle against malaria
Once a malaria blackspot, Myanmar has used aid money to tackle the disease locally – an approach, say experts, from which other countries can learn With a plastic case full of cheap medical supplies and only a few days’ training, Say Mu Phaw is on the verge of eliminating malaria from her village in south-eastern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region. Back in 2015, her first full year as a village health worker, 16 people came down with the disease in Mi Kyaung Hlaung, where roughly 600 residents live surrounded by mosquito-ridden tropical forests.
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Northern Irish unionists fear post-Brexit land grabs14h Northern Irish unionists fear post-Brexit land grabs
Report identifies Zimbabwe-style seizures as key concern in the event of a united Ireland Some unionists in
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Twelve feared dead after suspected arson attack on Kyoto Animation in Japan14h Twelve feared dead after suspected arson attack on Kyoto Animation in Japan
Dozens also injured after man spread flammable liquid and set fire to building of company famous for anime cartoons Twelve people are presumed dead, fire officials have said, and more are missing in a suspected arson attack at a renowned animation production company in Japan. Police in Kyoto said the fire broke out on Thursday morning at a three-storey building belonging to Kyoto Animation after a man burst in and spread unidentified liquid that set off the blaze.
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15h Kyoto Animation fire: One dead after suspected arson attack
Police believe a man broke into the Kyoto studio and sprayed an unidentified liquid before the fire.
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Dozens Hurt in Suspected Arson Fire at Japanese Anime Studio15h Updated Dozens Hurt in Suspected Arson Fire at Japanese Anime Studio
Japanese news media reported that the police were questioning a suspect who said he had sprayed liquid at the studio, Kyoto Animation.
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The Catholic rebels resisting the Philippines’ deadly war on drugs15h The Catholic rebels resisting the Philippines’ deadly war on drugs
President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent crackdown has left 20,000 dead, and in a devout country, he has repeatedly hurled insults at bishops, the pope – and even God. But only a handful of Catholic activists are brave enough to speak out. By Adam Willis
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The lesson from the ruins of Notre Dame: don’t rely on billionaires | Aditya Chakrabortty15h The lesson from the ruins of Notre Dame: don’t rely on billionaires | Aditya Chakrabortty
The French super-rich promised to dig deep, but such philanthropy comes at a steep price You remember the story, of course you do. One of the most ancient and holy buildings on Earth,
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African lives are measured in fighting UK visa rejections | Nesrine Malik15h African lives are measured in fighting UK visa rejections | Nesrine Malik
The Home Office’s hostile handling of visiting African professionals doesn’t bode well for Global Britain An African passport is the most egalitarian of documents, in that if you have one then class, employment status and professional invitations from the country you are visiting all count for nothing. From university professors to unskilled labourers, anyone holding a passport issued by a country in Africa will be treated the same by UK border officers. They will also show no compassion for or recognition of the need for people to be reunited with family or to see friends. In fact it’s not too far-fetched to say an African passport is a no-travel document. Even countries within Africa are miserly with each other. I am a veteran visa applicant, and I can tell you there is no respite. A European visa is as prohibitively hard to secure as one to a neighbouring African country. My Sudanese passport meant that I had to become an Olympian visa-applier in order to visit, study and settle in the UK. You can’t slouch with a passport from a country on a terror watchlist.
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The haunted hotel: inside the former brothel serving nightmare fetishists15h The haunted hotel: inside the former brothel serving nightmare fetishists
The Black Monarch is the newest addition to a thriving haunted hotel industry that has become big business in Colorado An enormous growling wolf is the first of many horrors to greet visitors entering the Black Monarch Hotel in Victor, Colorado. Located in this once-abandoned mountain town, the Black Monarch hotel offers an over-the-top immersive art experience for those who fetishize nightmares and is the latest addition to a thriving haunted hotel industry that has become big business in Colorado.
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15h Mental health: Primary school head teachers speak out about lack of support
Primary school head teachers say their pupils are repeatedly rejected for mental health support.
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Netflix feels pain as global subscriber growth slows15h Netflix feels pain as global subscriber growth slows
Netflix shares have tumbled in after-hours trading following revelations it lost customers in its core US market for the first time in eight years.
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15h Pakistan ordered to review death sentence of Indian accused of spying
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Pakistan to review and reconsider a death sentence handed down to a former Indian Navy officer convicted of spying.
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Several dead after suspected arson attack on Kyoto Animation in Japan16h Several dead after suspected arson attack on Kyoto Animation in Japan
Dozens also injured after man spread flammable liquid and set fire to building of company famous for anime cartoons, police say Several people have died and dozens injured in a fire after a suspected arson atack at an animation production company in western Japan. Police in Kyoto siad the fire broke out on Thursday morning at a three-storey building belonging to Kyoto Animation after a man burst in and spread unidentified liquid that set off the blaze.
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Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them16h Updated Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them
Hemorrhagic fever inspires almost mythic terror, but whether it can be beaten depends more on people than on medical advances.
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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency16h Updated Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency
The World Health Organization issued the order; the virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700.
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16h Seeking Soccer Talent, Club Executives Turn to Speed Dating
Talk is fast and movement can be frenzied as club executives meet in person to negotiate transfers.
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Nicaraguans jubilant after Somoza resignation - archive, 197916h Nicaraguans jubilant after Somoza resignation - archive, 1979
18 July 1979: Leaders of the victorious Sandinista movement expected to enter Managua to start rebuilding a country which has been ravaged by civil war Church bells rang and rifles were joyfully fired into the air throughout Nicaragua yesterday as the crumbling dictatorship of the Somoza family finally ended in Latin America’s first successful popular uprising for 20 years.
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Several dead in suspected arson attack on Japanese animation studio16h Several dead in suspected arson attack on Japanese animation studio
Several people have died and dozens more have been injured in a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto.
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‘What Kind of Peace Talks Are These’: On the Front Lines of a 17-Year War16h Updated ‘What Kind of Peace Talks Are These’: On the Front Lines of a 17-Year War
As talks with the Taliban proceed, soldiers and police officers reflect on the pain of making peace with a deadly nemesis.
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Indonesian airline bans in-flight photos after being mocked for handwritten menu16h Indonesian airline bans in-flight photos after being mocked for handwritten menu
Popular video blogger whose image of the menu went viral now faces police inquiry Indonesia’s national airline has come under fire for banning the taking of in-flight photos and videos after a popular video blogger posted an image online showing a handwritten menu he was handed in business class. The well-known travel v-logger Rius Vernandes was also reported to police after the post, which saw the airline Garuda Indonesia widely mocked online. The photo was uploaded with the caption: “The menu is still being printed sir.”
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16h Dozens Hurt in Apparent Torching of Japanese Anime Studio
Japanese news media reported that officials were questioning a suspect who said he had sprayed liquid at the site of the fire, the Kyoto Animation Co.
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16h Updated Video of airline passenger using screen with bare feet goes viral
In an age when plane passengers are shamed almost daily on social media for inappropriate behavior, it takes a lot to shock fellow fliers.
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Parents are encouraging children as young as three to change gender without consulting specialists17h Parents are encouraging children as young as three to change gender without consulting specialists
Bernadette Wren, head of clinical psychology at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust which runs the service in London, warned of a major increase in the trend.
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Unions call for George Calombaris to lose MasterChef job after staff underpaid by $7.8m18h Unions call for George Calombaris to lose MasterChef job after staff underpaid by $7.8m
Fair Work Ombudsman imposes $200,000 ‘contrition payment’, but United Voice calls for stronger penalties Unions have called for George Calombaris to be sacked as a MasterChef judge after it was revealed his companies had underpaid staff at his restaurants by nearly $8m. That figure dwarfed
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Kevin Spacey: prosecutors drop case accusing actor of groping teen18h Updated Kevin Spacey: prosecutors drop case accusing actor of groping teen
The actor was accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a Massachusetts resort island bar in 2016 Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016, after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information supporting the actor’s claims of innocence. Spacey was charged with indecent assault and battery last year in the only criminal case that has been brought against the actor since his career collapsed amid a slew of sexual misconduct allegations. The two-time Oscar winner was among the earliest and biggest names to be ensnared in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment that swept across the entertainment and other industries.
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18h Updated Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill
Republican Sen. Rand Paul objected Wednesday to an attempt to pass the bill funding 9/11 first responders' health care unanimously, arguing that passing such a long-term bill without offsetting the cost would contribute to the national debt.
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18h Updated US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions
The Trump administration is reinforcing its controversial military relationship with Saudi Arabia by preparing to send hundreds of troops to the country amid increasing tensions with Iran.
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Aboriginal woman wins battle to keep baby after six court appearances18h Aboriginal woman wins battle to keep baby after six court appearances
Advocates for the mother, who has foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, suggest bid to remove the boy informed by prejudice An Aboriginal woman has been allowed to return home with her baby after child protection services in Victoria made six attempts to overturn a court ruling that she was able to properly care for her child. Advocates for the 28-year-old woman, who has foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FasD), said child protection workers for the Department of Health and Human Services did not appropriately consider her disability in its initial assessment declaring her an unfit parent, and have suggested the decision to remove the child was informed by prejudice.
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Norwich man, 81, appears in court charged with killing his 89-year-old wife in a care home 19h Norwich man, 81, appears in court charged with killing his 89-year-old wife in a care home 
Mick Virgo, 81, was arrested after staff found the body of Doreen, 89. A post-mortem examination showed she died from compression of the neck.
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Fashion giant Zara pledges to make all its clothing sustainable and eco-friendly by 2025 19h Fashion giant Zara pledges to make all its clothing sustainable and eco-friendly by 2025 
Zara is one of the few high street labels to not use plastic bags. The Spanish company has also committed to eliminating single-use plastic from its outlets by 2023.
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19h Labour peer Baroness Hayter sacked for Jeremy Corbyn criticism
Baroness Hayter is sacked as shadow Brexit minister for making "offensive" remarks, the party says.
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Star oboist, 41, is jailed for 15 days in China for drunken airport tirade19h Star oboist, 41, is jailed for 15 days in China for drunken airport tirade
James Huang Zheng, 41, flew into a drunken rage in the waiting area of Xian airport where he scolded a 13-year-old boy for taking one of the seats the musician had supposedly been saving for his family.
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Police force swaps traditional helmets for baseball caps to appeal to teenagers19h Police force swaps traditional helmets for baseball caps to appeal to teenagers
Gloucestershire Constabulary has thrown its weight behind the US-style headgear, known as a 'bump hat' in a bid to make officers more approachable to youngsters.
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Barnaby Joyce backs Newstart raise, saying rate needs to reflect geography19h Barnaby Joyce backs Newstart raise, saying rate needs to reflect geography
Former Nationals leader urges reform as UN rapporteur says inadequate payment leaving Australians ‘increasingly miserable’ The inadequate level of Newstart is designed to leave out-of-work Australians “increasingly miserable”, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty has warned. Philip Alston, the brother of former Liberal senator and federal communications minister Richard Alston, weighed into the debate about the adequacy of unemployment benefits on Thursday, as
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20h Nato chief calls on Russia to save INF missile treaty
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg calls on Russia to comply with the INF treaty before an August deadline.
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20h Updated Trump to get warm welcome at reelection rally
President Donald Trump's racist tweets aimed at four Democratic congresswomen of color have injected drama and tumult into an already-divided Washington this week. On Wednesday evening, he will leave all that behind for friendlier territory, holding a campaign rally before an arena of supporters in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Five out of Seven Million Bulgarians’ Personal Data Stolen in Hack20h Updated Five out of Seven Million Bulgarians’ Personal Data Stolen in Hack
The data of more than five million people was stolen from Bulgaria’s tax agency. Someone emailed a claim of responsibility to news outlets, writing, “The state of your cybersecurity is a parody.”
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Holidaymakers are facing a potential summer of misery after Ryanair pilots threaten to go on strike20h Holidaymakers are facing a potential summer of misery after Ryanair pilots threaten to go on strike
A trade union representing the budget airline's pilots said its members will soon vote on whether to walk out following a row over pay and working conditions.
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