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11 Jun 11:58pm Updated Family of transgender woman who died at Rikers Island says she should not have been there
Layleen Cubilette-Polanco was arrested in April and sent to New York's Rikers Island jail because she could not afford the $500 bail, her family said. Nearly two months later, the 27-year-old transgender woman was found unresponsive in her cell and later pronounced dead, according to the Department of Corrections.
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11 Jun 11:47pm Hot summers causing arctic sinkholes as permafrost thaws rapidly: study
Arctic sinkholes are appearing across the Canadian High Arctic as permafrost -- ice expected to be frozen year-round -- thaws and collapses due to climate change, according to research published Monday.
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11 Jun 11:27pm Body found in search for missing British hiker in New Zealand
A body has been found in the search for a British hiker who has been missing in New Zealand for almost two weeks.
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Hong Kong Protests: Police Use Water Cannons Against Demonstrators 11 Jun 11:17pm Updated Hong Kong Protests: Police Use Water Cannons Against Demonstrators
Tens of thousands of people protested across Hong Kong amid a debate in the city’s Legislative Council on a contentious bill that would permit extradition to mainland China.
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Hong Kong protest: demonstrators and police face off over extradition bill – live 11 Jun 11:13pm Updated Hong Kong protest: demonstrators and police face off over extradition bill – live
Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Hong Kong for protests as politicians debate legislation critics fear will allow extradition to China
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Federal agency blames NSW for dire state of Barwon-Darling river system 11 Jun 11:02pm Federal agency blames NSW for dire state of Barwon-Darling river system
Commonwealth environmental water holder says New South Wales operating rules benefit cotton irrigation over other river users The agency responsible for commonwealth-held water entitlements has
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Rain and damaging wind for south-east Australia but no snow for skifields 11 Jun 10:59pm Rain and damaging wind for south-east Australia but no snow for skifields
Severe weather warning issued for Victoria and up to 120km/h winds forecast for alpine region A severe weather warning has been issued for nearly the whole of
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Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Block Roads 11 Jun 10:47pm Updated Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Block Roads
Thousands of people occupied roads around Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Wednesday, defiantly protesting a bill that would permit extradition to mainland China.
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Body found in search for missing British hiker in NZ 11 Jun 10:38pm Body found in search for missing British hiker in NZ
The body of a British hiker has been found in New Zealand almost two weeks after he went missing.
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Hong Kong extradition: Protest mounts as controversial bill debated 11 Jun 10:28pm Updated Hong Kong extradition: Protest mounts as controversial bill debated
Riot police use pepper spray to disperse protesters and warned that they were prepared to use force.
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11 Jun 10:11pm A deepfake video of Zuckerberg presents a new challenge for Facebook
Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month, but this week the company faces a new quandary: Will it remove a fake video of its own CEO, Mark Zuckerberg?
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Jury deadlocks over activist who gave migrants food and shelter 11 Jun 10:09pm Jury deadlocks over activist who gave migrants food and shelter
Scott Daniel Warren faced up to 20 years in prison in a case aid groups said would have wide implications on their work A US jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist who, defense attorneys say, was simply being kind by providing two migrants with water, food and lodging when he was arrested in early 2018.
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Hong Kong: thousands of protesters and police gather as extradition debate looms 11 Jun 9:43pm Updated Hong Kong: thousands of protesters and police gather as extradition debate looms
Major roads blocked and citywide shutdown expected on Wednesday as hundreds of businesses call for a boycott Tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Hong Kong as the city braced for fresh protests and politicians prepared to debate extradition legislation that critics fear would let China spirit its critics across the border. Early on Wednesday, major roads were blocked by masses of protesters, who began systematically dismantling barricades set up by police near the legislative council building and chanting “retract, retract!” The latest demonstrations began on Tuesday night after an online petition called for 50,000 people to gather from 10pm on Tuesday.
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Arizona jury deadlocks in case against activist who gave migrants food and shelter 11 Jun 9:38pm Arizona jury deadlocks in case against activist who gave migrants food and shelter
Scott Daniel Warren faced up to 20 years in prison in a case aid groups said would have wide implications on their work A US jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist who, defense attorneys say, was simply being kind by providing two migrants with water, food and lodging when he was arrested in early 2018.
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Hong Kong extradition: Protesters gather as controversial bill debated 11 Jun 9:09pm Hong Kong extradition: Protesters gather as controversial bill debated
Protesters block some key roads as lawmakers prepare to debate controversial extradition plans.
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First Ebola Case Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo 11 Jun 9:06pm Updated First Ebola Case Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo
The confirmed case, a 5-year-old Congolese boy, is the first outside the Democratic Republic of Congo since the outbreak began last summer.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William in Cumbria 11 Jun 9:05pm Updated Kate Middleton and Prince William in Cumbria
The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, giggled as she helped the Brown family tend to their flock of Herdwick and Swaledale sheep at Deepdale Hall Farm in Patterdale, Cumbria.
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Lebanese Man Freed by Iran Says He Shared Cell Space with American 11 Jun 9:00pm Lebanese Man Freed by Iran Says He Shared Cell Space with American
The freed man, Nizar Zakka, who has lived in the United States for most of his life, said he and other foreign prisoners are political pawns.
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Indian villages lie empty as drought forces thousands to flee 11 Jun 9:00pm Indian villages lie empty as drought forces thousands to flee
Sick and elderly left to fend for themselves with no end in sight to water crisis Hundreds of Indian villages have been evacuated as a historic drought forces families to abandon their homes in search of water. The country has seen extremely high temperatures in recent weeks. On Monday the capital, Delhi,
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Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test 11 Jun 8:49pm Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test
Last month Facebook declined to remove a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi even after it was viewed millions of times
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11 Jun 8:46pm Updated Trump-Biden, Botswana, World Cup: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples fights for financial survival 11 Jun 8:46pm National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples fights for financial survival
Organisation goes into administration, saying it needs ‘very significant lifeline’ The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, representing several thousand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and people across the country, has gone into voluntary administration, citing its “uncertain financial position”. “After years of struggle, National Congress is at a cross-road for continued survival,” its chief executive, Gary Oliver, wrote to members in an email last night.
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これは”もしも”の話じゃない-100年に一度の震災に備える東京 11 Jun 8:32pm これは”もしも”の話じゃない-100年に一度の震災に備える東京
Xデーと呼ばれる日-世界で最も過密な都市の直下で大地震が起きれば、第二次世界大戦以来の甚大な被害が予想される。先端技術は東京を救えるか。
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11 Jun 8:32pm Hong Kong, Iowa, Danube: Your Wednesday Briefing
Hong Kong braces for more protests.
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Hong Kong: Anti-extradition protesters surround government HQ 11 Jun 8:31pm Hong Kong: Anti-extradition protesters surround government HQ
Protesters have surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong as they fight a law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial.
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Nature lover, 52, photographs rare sun halo on mountain walk  11 Jun 8:22pm Nature lover, 52, photographs rare sun halo on mountain walk 
John McGowan, 52, was walking with his partner Alison Cunningham, 55, at Beinn Eighe in the Highlands when she spotted the rare halo through her sunglasses.
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Centrelink robodebt scheme faces second legal challenge 11 Jun 8:19pm Centrelink robodebt scheme faces second legal challenge
Another case prepared after first challenger’s debt waived before court proceedings The government will face a second legal challenge to its controversial welfare debt recovery scheme after the Department of Human Services wiped the robodebt at the centre of the first case.
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11 Jun 8:11pm Updated Millions in Northwest India face tropical cyclone threat
A month after powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani slammed into India's northeastern coastline, the country faces the threat of another strong storm, this time on its west coast.
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11 Jun 7:48pm Updated Sudan’s Protesters Call Off Strike and Agree to Resume Talks With Military
Eight days after the military killed dozens of protesters in a brutal crackdown, protest leaders said they were ready to resume power-sharing talks.
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11 Jun 7:48pm A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg presents a new challenge for Facebook
Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month, but this week the company faces a new quandary: Will it remove a fake video of its own CEO, Mark Zuckerberg?
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11 Jun 7:42pm Martin Feldstein, one of the most influential economists of his generation, has died
Martin Feldstein, one of the most influential economists of his generation and adviser to presidents of both political parties, died Tuesday at the age of 79.
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11 Jun 7:15pm In one game, US women scored more goals than US men at last 3 World Cups
If you tuned into the Men's World Cup in 2018, or 2014, or 2010, or 2006, but aren't turned into this year's Women's World Cup, it's time to reconsider.
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Lovelorn fish have gloomier outlook, study finds 11 Jun 7:01pm Lovelorn fish have gloomier outlook, study finds
Female cichlids who lose their mates are measurably more pessimistic, researchers say Inferring the mood of a fish has never been a precise science, but researchers claim at least one species responds the way humans do when separated from their other half. They say central American convict cichlids become glum when they split up. Scientists at the University of Burgundy in Dijon believe they are the first to reveal the emotional attachments that fish form with their partners. Using a cognitive test, they found that female cichlids who lost their mates took a gloomier view of the world and were measurably more pessimistic.
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Third of Britons say they avoid news out of Brexit frustration 11 Jun 7:01pm Third of Britons say they avoid news out of Brexit frustration
Claims in YouGov poll come as news websites report record numbers of visitors A growing number of Britons claim they are actively avoiding the news out of frustration at coverage of Brexit, research has found, even as news websites report record numbers of visitors wanting to read about major developments. The discrepancy suggests that while many people publicly insist they are avoiding news about the UK’s ongoing political crisis, some may be unable to stop themselves secretly gorging themselves on updates about Britain leaving the EU.
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11 Jun 6:59pm Updated Elie Honig: Censuring Trump would be sizzle without the steak
This week, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing designed to examine the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller. While the hearing drew the ire of President Donald Trump, in the end, he had little cause for concern -- it was a dud.
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Oak tree diplomacy: Macron to send new sapling to Trump after death of first one 11 Jun 6:58pm Oak tree diplomacy: Macron to send new sapling to Trump after death of first one
French president Emmanuel Macron said the death of the tree was not symbolic French president Emmanuel Macron has downplayed the death of an oak tree he planted with US president Donald Trump last year, saying people shouldn’t read symbols into everything and that he would send the American leader a new tree. The two men celebrated the special relationship between the United States and France during Macron’s state visit in April 2018 to Washington by planting the oak sapling on the grounds of the White House.
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11 Jun 6:16pm Updated Hong Kong, Trade War, World Cup: Your Tuesday Briefing
Hong Kong’s leader is unmoved by protests.
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Farmers’ drought assistance ‘out of step’ with help for other struggling families 11 Jun 6:14pm Farmers’ drought assistance ‘out of step’ with help for other struggling families
Government-funded loans offer farmers ‘perverse incentives’, a Productivity Commission review has found
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Mother of one claims claims roadworks on the A14 ruined her marriage 11 Jun 5:50pm Updated Mother of one claims claims roadworks on the A14 ruined her marriage
Sarah Hall (pictured with daughter India) lives near the A14, north of Cambridge, and said her nine year marriage suffered as construction noise kept the family awake at night.
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US resident imprisoned in Iran suggests release served to de-escalate tensions 11 Jun 5:47pm US resident imprisoned in Iran suggests release served to de-escalate tensions
Nizar Zakka denied reports his release was part of a wider deal after arriving in his native Lebanon A Lebanese man who had been
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Brexit: Labour seeks to block no deal 11 Jun 5:41pm Updated Brexit: Labour seeks to block no deal
The party plans to force a vote which would take control of Commons business away from the government.
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11 Jun 5:30pm Tintin original cover art sells for over $1M
There's a lot of money to be made in comics -- just ask Marvel and Disney. But not all comics are about heroes in tights.
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Theresa May commits to net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050 11 Jun 5:30pm Theresa May commits to net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050
UK to put down legislation but Greenpeace warns of impact on developing nations Theresa May has sought to cement some legacy in the weeks before she steps down as prime minister by enshrining in law a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making Britain the first major economy to do so. The commitment, to be made in an amendment to the Climate Change Act laid in parliament on Wednesday, would make the UK the first member of the G7 group of industrialised nations to legislate for net zero emissions, Downing Street said.
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Ruthless USA break World Cup record as they hit 13 past hapless Thailand 11 Jun 5:15pm Ruthless USA break World Cup record as they hit 13 past hapless Thailand
It was clear what kind of match this would be a few seconds before the whistle blew. The US
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Radiohead to release 18 hours of unheard music to raise money for Extinction Rebellion 11 Jun 5:08pm Updated Radiohead to release 18 hours of unheard music to raise money for Extinction Rebellion
Hackers broke into the archive of singer Thom York and threatened to release 18 hours of unheard music unless the band paid £150,000, only for them to release it anyway rather than pay.
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Boris Johnson to break cover for launch of Tory leadership bid 11 Jun 5:08pm Updated Boris Johnson to break cover for launch of Tory leadership bid
The frontrunner to succeed Theresa May is expected to take questions at his event Boris Johnson will finally appear in public to launch his campaign to be Tory leader on Wednesday, as one of his rivals cast doubt on whether he could be trusted with access to Britain’s nuclear codes. Johnson will want the focus of his launch to be on his Brexit policy, but his character and avoidance of scrutiny in the contest so far came under attack from rival candidates on Tuesday.
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Morning mail: Energy efficiency fail, Russia in Africa, Radiohead hack 11 Jun 4:59pm Morning mail: Energy efficiency fail, Russia in Africa, Radiohead hack
Wednesday: Australia could make huge emissions cuts through simple efficiency measures: Plus: documents reveal Russia’s plans for Africa Good morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday June 12.
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11 Jun 4:50pm Updated House votes to take McGahn and Barr subpoenas to court
The House on Tuesday approved a resolution greenlighting the House Judiciary Committee to go to court to enforce its subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn's testimony and to seek grand jury information from special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
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Revealed: the footballer paid more than Ronaldo 11 Jun 4:48pm Revealed: the footballer paid more than Ronaldo
Barcelona's superstar forward, Lionel Messi, has been named the best-paid athlete in the world - ahead of rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Northern Ireland win in Belarus to make it four wins from four 11 Jun 4:43pm Northern Ireland win in Belarus to make it four wins from four
Northern Ireland top Euro 2020 qualifying Group C with four wins from four as Paddy McNair's late winner gives them a 1-0 win over Belarus.
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11 Jun 4:35pm Boy on unicorn float drifted half a mile out to sea
A day at the beach turned into a frightening rescue for one 8-year-old boy after the giant unicorn-shaped raft he was playing on suddenly drifted out to sea.
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Nicaragua frees more than 100 political prisoners under new amnesty law 11 Jun 4:31pm Nicaragua frees more than 100 political prisoners under new amnesty law
Prisoners jailed for their role in anti-government protests were released Monday and Tuesday, including journalists and activists
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Whirlpool tumble dryers set to be recalled as government steps in 11 Jun 4:24pm Updated Whirlpool tumble dryers set to be recalled as government steps in
Due to a design fault, the dryers have caused at least 750 household fires in the UK since 2004 - driving many families out of their homes. Pictured, a dryer that caught fire in Hampshire.
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11 Jun 3:57pm Ebola outbreak spreads outside Congo, WHO says
The Ebola outbreak that has infected more than 2,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo has now spread outside the country, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday.
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Trump claims he wouldn’t have allowed CIA to recruit Kim Jong-un’s relatives 11 Jun 3:51pm Trump claims he wouldn’t have allowed CIA to recruit Kim Jong-un’s relatives
President also touts ‘beautiful’ new letter from North Korean leader as new biography says Kim Jong-nam gave CIA information Donald Trump has said he would not have allowed the CIA to have recruited Kim Jong-un’s relatives as informants to gather information on the North Korean dictatorship. Trump told journalists on Tuesday he had received a new “beautiful” letter on Monday from Kim, who he insisted had “kept his word” on suspending nuclear and missile tests. He dismissed recent
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Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry 11 Jun 3:32pm Updated Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry
Drugs charges against investigative reporter Ivan Golunov are dropped after newspapers unite in defence.
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When the World’s Most Famous Mystery Writer Vanished 11 Jun 3:16pm Updated When the World’s Most Famous Mystery Writer Vanished
On a cold December night in 1926, Agatha Christie went out in her beloved Morris Cowley roadster and didn’t return home for 11 days. Here’s how her disappearance played out.
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New York may become first US state to largely decriminalize sex work 11 Jun 3:05pm New York may become first US state to largely decriminalize sex work
Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act would change present law so that consenting adults who trade sex will not be criminalized New York could become the first US state to largely decriminalize
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Grocery store urges customers to rethink plastic with embarrassing bags 11 Jun 2:57pm Grocery store urges customers to rethink plastic with embarrassing bags
East West Market hopes humorous bags like ‘Wart Ointment Wholesale’ will persuade shoppers to shun single-use plastic bags If concern over
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Hong Kong March: Vast Protest of Extradition Bill Shows Fear of Eroding Freedoms 11 Jun 2:53pm Updated Hong Kong March: Vast Protest of Extradition Bill Shows Fear of Eroding Freedoms
The demonstration was one of the largest in the territory’s history and showed deep worries about ever-tightening Chinese rule.
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Why Are People Protesting in Hong Kong? 11 Jun 2:53pm Updated Why Are People Protesting in Hong Kong?
Mass demonstrations on Sunday revealed tensions between Hong Kong, a semiautonomous territory, and China’s central government.
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Whirlpool ordered by UK to recall 500,000 tumble dryers 11 Jun 2:43pm Whirlpool ordered by UK to recall 500,000 tumble dryers
‘Unprecedented’ government move comes four years after firm issued safety warning The government is to order an “unprecedented” recall of up to 500,000 Whirlpool tumble dryers – four years after fire safety concerns were first raised. The move is a dramatic escalation in a
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11 Jun 2:32pm Amash exposed a little secret about conservatism under Trump
When the House Freedom Caucus was formed back in January 2015, here's the mission statement the group released:
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Hong Kong Braces for More Extradition Protests 11 Jun 2:29pm Updated Hong Kong Braces for More Extradition Protests
Residents have planned protests, strikes and a transportation slowdown for Wednesday, when lawmakers are set to debate the bill.
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11 Jun 2:28pm Updated Meet the trainer to royals, rulers and billionaires
In the sport of kings, John Gosden is a trainer to rulers, royals and the richest in the horse-racing industry.
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Oxfam criticised over Haiti sex claims 11 Jun 2:19pm Updated Oxfam criticised over Haiti sex claims
The charity failed to spot a "culture of poor behaviour" and did not report claims of child abuse.
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Grenfell families file US lawsuit over cladding and insulation 11 Jun 2:15pm Grenfell families file US lawsuit over cladding and insulation
Bereaved and survivors seeking damages potentially worth hundreds of millions The families of 69 victims and 177 survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster have launched legal action in the US against the manufacturers of the cladding and insulation used in the building’s refurbishment, which lawyers said could result in a payout worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Arconic, which manufactured the aluminium composite cladding, Celotex, which made the insulation, and Celotex’s parent, Saint-Gobain, are being sued for punitive and compensatory damages relating to wrongful death.
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11 Jun 2:07pm Updated Russia says it intercepted US and Swedish jets over Baltic Sea
Russia intercepted jets from the US and Swedish air forces over the Baltic Sea on Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, the latest in a series of similar encounters occurring at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries.
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Australia could cut emissions halfway to Paris target under global energy standards 11 Jun 2:00pm Australia could cut emissions halfway to Paris target under global energy standards
Report says Australia missing opportunity to ‘easily’ meet emissions targets and fight climate crisis Australia could cut greenhouse gas emissions halfway to its Paris agreement target, and save $7.7bn a year in bills, by adopting existing global standards on energy efficiency. From new hot water heaters to better standards for appliances, a new report has found Australia is missing an opportunity to “easily” meet its emissions targets and fight the looming climate crisis.
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Brexit: Tory leadership rivals split over Brexit deadline 11 Jun 1:57pm Updated Brexit: Tory leadership rivals split over Brexit deadline
Andrea Leadsom says the UK will leave in October, but rival Mark Harper says that is "not credible".
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The Guardian view on Hong Kong’s extradition protests: an essential stand | Editorial 11 Jun 1:52pm The Guardian view on Hong Kong’s extradition protests: an essential stand | Editorial
Hundreds of thousands have rallied against legal changes that imperil the region’s freedoms. They deserve support, even if China’s leaders are unlikely to shift courseImagine that 5 to 10 million Britons took to the streets to attack new legislation. Imagine that the previously cautious, passive or politically conservative came out, including lawyers and church congregations. Then imagine that – even with further protests pending – the government said they just didn’t understand the issue, and vowed to ram through changes within days. This is what
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Johnson allowed arms sales to Saudis after strike on food factory 11 Jun 1:49pm Johnson allowed arms sales to Saudis after strike on food factory
Former foreign secretary accused of showing ‘total disregard’ for Yemeni people Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson recommended that the UK allow Saudi Arabia to buy British bomb parts expected to be deployed in Yemen, days after an airstrike on a potato factory in the country had killed a dozen in 2016. Campaigners accused the then foreign secretary of showing a “total disregard” for Yemeni civilians by allowing the sales, revealed for the first time in emails disclosed via a freedom of information request.
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Nintendo: Legend of Zelda sequel confirmed 11 Jun 1:39pm Nintendo: Legend of Zelda sequel confirmed
A follow-up to Breath of the Wild has been announced at the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles.
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Lionel Messi edges out Cristiano Ronaldo to head Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes 11 Jun 1:37pm Updated Lionel Messi edges out Cristiano Ronaldo to head Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world's highest paid athlete earning £100m in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking.
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Hong Kong extradition law: protesters rally outside government offices 11 Jun 1:33pm Hong Kong extradition law: protesters rally outside government offices
Citywide shutdown expected on Wednesday as hundreds of businesses call for a boycott Hundreds of demonstrators have rallied outside government offices in Hong Kong, preparing to stay overnight to
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11 Jun 1:26pm Fox News crosses the line on Joe Biden
For anyone who watches Fox News Channel, it's not at all surprising that its anchors and hosts (with few notable exceptions) talk up President Donald Trump while knocking down the Democrats running against him in 2020.
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Labour to launch bid to block new PM from forcing no-deal Brexit 11 Jun 1:24pm Updated Labour to launch bid to block new PM from forcing no-deal Brexit
Opposition day debate picked for motion backed by SNP, Lib Dems, Greens and a Tory MP
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U.S. sends Britain a formal request to extradite Julian Assange 11 Jun 1:13pm Updated U.S. sends Britain a formal request to extradite Julian Assange
Assange (pictured after his arrest on April 11) is due in a UK court for an extradition hearing this week and is wanted across the Atlantic to face charges under the Espionage Act.
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Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter to go free after public outcry 11 Jun 1:10pm Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter to go free after public outcry
Drugs charges against investigative reporter Ivan Golunov are dropped after newspapers unite in defence.
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Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain arrested in London 11 Jun 1:08pm Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain arrested in London
Founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement has lived in self-imposed exile in UK for decades Police have arrested a prominent Pakistani politician in London. The
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Javid demands £1bn in no-deal funding for home office in cabinet clash 11 Jun 12:58pm Javid demands £1bn in no-deal funding for home office in cabinet clash
Chancellor sceptical about home secretary’s request as Tories discuss leaving EU without deal Sajid Javid, the home secretary, has demanded more than £1bn more for police and border force officials to cope with a no-deal Brexit in a request met with scepticism by the chancellor, Philip Hammond. In a sign the costs of an unresolved Brexit situation are mounting, the cabinet clashed on Tuesday over whether it was necessary to plough more money into preparations for the possibility of leaving without a deal in October.
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11 Jun 12:55pm Boy on unicorn float rescued after drifting half a mile out to sea
A day at the beach turned into a frightening rescue for one 8-year-old boy after the giant unicorn-shaped raft he was playing on suddenly drifted out to sea.
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11 Jun 12:50pm Updated A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a NYC skyscraper. Then the building shook
A typical afternoon inside the offices of a Midtown Manhattan skyscraper suddenly turned to chaos Monday when a helicopter, just 11 minutes into its flight, crash-landed on the roof above.
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Francis Jones obituary 11 Jun 12:40pm Francis Jones obituary
My uncle Francis Jones, who has died aged 102, was a Londoner through and through. His last job was with the Greater London council, in the refuse disposal department, where he helped to decide on the destination of all of the capital’s rubbish and how to get it there. He wrote a strong letter to
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Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in landmark ruling 11 Jun 12:38pm Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in landmark ruling
The High Court decision is a landmark case and contrasts with Kenya's recent ruling against gay sex.
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Dark Web Drug Sellers Dodge Police Crackdowns 11 Jun 12:29pm Updated Dark Web Drug Sellers Dodge Police Crackdowns
The notorious Silk Road site was shut down in 2013. Others have followed. But the online trafficking of illegal narcotics hasn’t abated.
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Ivan Golunov: Russian police drop charges against journalist 11 Jun 12:27pm Updated Ivan Golunov: Russian police drop charges against journalist
Anti-corruption reporter will not face drugs charges because of lack of evidence Russian authorities have dropped all charges of drug dealing against Ivan Golunov, an investigative reporter whose arrest caused a major public outcry. Vladimir Kolokoltsev, the interior minister, said the decision had been taken because of a lack of evidence to support the controversial charges, which were widely viewed as a bid to silence the journalist’s hard-hitting exposes of corruption.
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Romanian shoplifter, 20, is jailed after being arrested less than 24 hours after arriving in Britain 11 Jun 12:20pm Updated Romanian shoplifter, 20, is jailed after being arrested less than 24 hours after arriving in Britain
Leonard-Valter Tudor, 20, pictured, was jailed for 16 weeks after he was convicted of shoplifting at TK Maxx in Nottingham. The father-of-one arrived in Britain less than 24 hours earlier.
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Apple supplier says iPhone will not be affected by US-China tariff war 11 Jun 12:16pm Apple supplier says iPhone will not be affected by US-China tariff war
Foxconn senior executive says company has more than enough capacity to make all iPhones bound for the US outside of China Apple’s iPhone could escape Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China. Foxconn, one of Apple’s largest suppliers, has moved to reassure consumers and investors that prices and supplies of the Apple’s iPhone will not be affected by the ongoing US-China tariff war.
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French medics warn health service is on brink of collapse 11 Jun 12:11pm French medics warn health service is on brink of collapse
Doctors and nurses protest outside the French health ministry amid strikes at dozens of hospitals Emergency room doctors and nurses have protested outside the French health ministry amid strikes at dozens of hospitals across the country as medics warned that budget cuts were leading France’s world-class health system to the brink of collapse and putting patients’ lives at risk. In the past three months, over 50 hospital emergency rooms across France have held strike action with doctors and health-workers complaining of funding cuts, a government reduction in the number of beds and a serious lack of medical staff leading to dire working conditions for emergency room staff.
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Phones4U billionaire John Caudwell sees his daughter, 31, married in lavish ceremony 11 Jun 12:10pm Updated Phones4U billionaire John Caudwell sees his daughter, 31, married in lavish ceremony
John Caudwell, who made his fortune from selling Phones4U in 2006 has paid tribute to his daughter after her wedding off the coast of Montenegro.
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Child spies used by police put at risk of severe harm, high court told 11 Jun 12:04pm Child spies used by police put at risk of severe harm, high court told
Campaigners say there are not enough safeguards to protect children used in covert operations Children recruited to spy on drug dealers, gangs, terrorists and paedophiles have fewer safeguards when handled by investigators than those arrested for minor offences such as shoplifting, the high court has heard. At a judicial review hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, campaigners challenging the
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11 Jun 11:54am 4 bodies recovered as tourist boat lifted out of Danube
Four bodies have been recovered from the sightseeing tourist boat which collided with a larger vessel and sank in Budapest two weeks ago, as it was finally lifted out of the River Danube on Tuesday.
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In Stunning Reversal, Russia Drops Charges Against Reporter 11 Jun 11:52am In Stunning Reversal, Russia Drops Charges Against Reporter
Russia’s Interior Minister announced unexpectedly that the reporter arrested on drug charges would be freed and the police investigated instead.
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Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement 11 Jun 11:45am Updated Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement
“People have had enough of seeing their parks and beaches covered with plastic,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday.
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11 Jun 11:45am Updated A TV presenter summed up live on air what a lot of people think about British politics
The race to become Britain's next Prime Minister has taken a turn for the surreal, as a popular TV presenter best known for interviewing minor celebrities and dispensing lifestyle advice became involved in a public spat with one of the candidates.
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11 Jun 11:38am Underwater Boeing 747 to open as dive site
A vast underwater theme park spanning 100,000 square meters off a Bahraini island city and featuring a sunken Boeing 747 is to open in August, the Persian Gulf country has announced.
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11 Jun 11:33am Updated Perth spends $278k on public toilet for Instagrammers
The most photographed tourist attraction in Perth, Australia isn't a monument, public artwork or UNESCO site.
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Seven England fans arrested in Portugal during Nations League 11 Jun 11:27am Seven England fans arrested in Portugal during Nations League
Seven England fans were arrested during the Nations League Finals in Portugal, Portuguese police reveal.
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European champions the Netherlands score late winner v New Zealand 11 Jun 11:25am Updated European champions the Netherlands score late winner v New Zealand
European champions the Netherlands score an injury-time winner to break New Zealand's resistance in their opening Women's World Cup match.
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Brazil Fails to Replace Cuban Doctors, Hurting Health Care of 28 Million 11 Jun 11:22am Updated Brazil Fails to Replace Cuban Doctors, Hurting Health Care of 28 Million
After Cuba recalled 8,517 doctors from Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the country’s new president, told Brazilians “we can solve this problem.” So far, he has failed, with millions paying the price.
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Cat lovers question ethics of Nicole Kidman hiking with pets in backpack 11 Jun 11:18am Cat lovers question ethics of Nicole Kidman hiking with pets in backpack
The actor’s revelations that she often goes for walks toting cats – and that she ate ants – have been met with scepticism by animal rights groups Whether looking out of a window, reclining beneath a Christmas tree or sitting in a suitcase, Nicole Kidman’s pet cats are frequently the star of her Instagram page. The actor’s affection for Ginger and Snow has extended to
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BBC must do more for older people after TV licence fee change, government says 11 Jun 11:11am Updated BBC must do more for older people after TV licence fee change, government says
The corporation and the government both come under fire after many over-75s lose free TV licences.
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Iranian hardliners threaten taxi app boycott in hijab row 11 Jun 11:06am Iranian hardliners threaten taxi app boycott in hijab row
The dispute follows taxi app Snapp's apology to a woman ordered out of a cab for not wearing a hijab.
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11 Jun 10:56am Updated Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa
Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements.
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Charges against jailed anti-corruption journalist dropped after outcry 11 Jun 10:55am Charges against jailed anti-corruption journalist dropped after outcry
A Russian anti-corruption journalist, who was detained on suspicion of drug-dealing, has had all charges against him dropped.
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Aldi will switch to paper and compostable carrier bags but they will cost up to 19p each  11 Jun 10:38am Aldi will switch to paper and compostable carrier bags but they will cost up to 19p each 
From July Aldi will be offering paper bags in half their shops across the UK, with the rest offering compostable ones. The German chain has implemented a two month trial.
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Iran Releases U.S. Resident Charged With Spying 11 Jun 10:32am Updated Iran Releases U.S. Resident Charged With Spying
Nizar Zakka, arrested in 2015 and convicted of spying for the United States, was released to Lebanese authorities.
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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka abandoned - record third World Cup game ruined by rain 11 Jun 10:31am Updated Bangladesh v Sri Lanka abandoned - record third World Cup game ruined by rain
A record third match of the World Cup is abandoned because of rain as Bangladesh's game against Sri Lanka is called off.
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Nicaragua releases dozens of political prisoners under new amnesty law 11 Jun 10:30am Nicaragua releases dozens of political prisoners under new amnesty law
Fifty prisoners jailed for their role in anti-government protests were released Monday while two journalists were set free Tuesday
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11 Jun 10:30am Chernobyl suddenly becomes visitor hotspot
It was the scene of the world's worst ever nuclear disaster, but three decades later Chernobyl is emerging as one of the planet's hottest tourism tickets after a new TV series.
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Fire eating nurse burned during NHS Got Talent fundraiser 11 Jun 10:29am Updated Fire eating nurse burned during NHS Got Talent fundraiser
Nurse Kristy Cullum was performing at the NHS Got Talent show at the Theatre Royal in Winchester, Hampshire when she suffered serious burns after a mistake during her fire eating act.
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11 Jun 10:29am Updated Trump says he will raise tariffs if Xi fails to meet him at G20
US President Donald Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese exports to the United States if China's leader Xi Jinping doesn't meet him at the G20 in Japan.
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Bob Higgins: victims reveal impact of abuse by football coach 11 Jun 10:07am Bob Higgins: victims reveal impact of abuse by football coach
Court told of decades of anguish and shame after abuse by former youth team coach Victims of the former Southampton FC and Peterborough United junior football coach Bob Higgins have branded him a monster who stole their innocence and wrecked their dreams by grooming and sexually abusing them. At the start of his sentencing hearing at Winchester crown court, victim after victim testified that they had suffered decades of mental health problems because of Higgins’ crimes and expressed anger, shame and guilt at what had happened to them.
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Oxfam failed to report child abuse claims in Haiti, report finds 11 Jun 10:02am Oxfam failed to report child abuse claims in Haiti, report finds
Damning Charity Commission warns incidents in country were not isolated events There were “serious problems with the culture, morale and behaviour” of Oxfam staff in Haiti, according to a damning report, which has found that the charity failed to disclose allegations of child abuse. The Charity Commission report surveyed 7,000 pieces of evidence related to
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Rockall: The adventurers who lived on a craggy outcrop 11 Jun 10:02am Rockall: The adventurers who lived on a craggy outcrop
Few people have visited the remote rock in the Atlantic which is at the centre of a battle over fishing rights.
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British base jumper dies in Dolomites accident 11 Jun 9:57am British base jumper dies in Dolomites accident
Jean Andre Quemener, 32, from Jersey, is killed in jump from 2,239-metre Sass Pordoi A British base jumper has died in an accident in the Italian Dolomites. Jean Andre Quemener, 32, was reportedly unable to activate his wing suit after jumping from the 2,239-metre Sass Pordoi in Canazei, a mountain resort popular with base jumpers in the Val di Fassa area.
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Thousands to march in Moscow in support of Russian journalist 11 Jun 9:40am Thousands to march in Moscow in support of Russian journalist
Ivan Golunov who reports on corruption was arrested on controversial drug dealing charges Thousands of protesters are to march in Moscow in support of
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UK weather: Heavy rain causes road and rail disruption 11 Jun 9:36am Updated UK weather: Heavy rain causes road and rail disruption
Network Rail says some areas have seen two months' worth of rainfall in one day with drains overwhelmed.
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11 Jun 9:36am Seals with antennas on heads helped scientists solve Antarctic mystery
Scientists now have a better idea of why giant holes have been opening up in the ice of the Antarctic, and they were assisted by some unique field partners.
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11 Jun 9:34am Russia says it intercepted US, Swedish jets over Baltic Sea
Russia intercepted jets from the US and Swedish air forces over the Baltic Sea on Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, the latest in a series of encounters between the US and Russian militaries at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries.
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MI5 accused of ‘extraordinary and persistent illegality’ 11 Jun 9:20am MI5 accused of ‘extraordinary and persistent illegality’
Agency has been obtaining surveillance warrants based on false information, high court told
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Hong Kong Sets Date for Vote on Extradition Bill Despite Outcry 11 Jun 9:18am Updated Hong Kong Sets Date for Vote on Extradition Bill Despite Outcry
Residents have planned protests, strikes and a transportation slowdown for Wednesday, when lawmakers are set to debate the bill.
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Danube boat accident: More bodies found as vessel is raised in Hungary 11 Jun 9:13am Updated Danube boat accident: More bodies found as vessel is raised in Hungary
A giant floating crane raises the boat from the river in Budapest after last month's fatal collision.
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Mystery deaths among indigenous Malaysians prompt speculation 11 Jun 9:13am Mystery deaths among indigenous Malaysians prompt speculation
Infectious disease, pollution and water poisoning among suspected causes of deaths It was in May that the mysterious illness first took hold. In their isolated rainforest home in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, members of the Batek tribe, the country’s last indigenous nomadic community, began experiencing a fever and breathing difficulties. Then, one by one, they started dying.
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The Archers call for June Spencer to be made a dame 11 Jun 9:08am The Archers call for June Spencer to be made a dame
June Spencer, the voice of Peggy Woolley, has no plans to retire ahead of turning 100 on Friday.
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Twins who prove why some of us pile on weight while others can eat what they like! 11 Jun 9:04am Updated Twins who prove why some of us pile on weight while others can eat what they like!
Identical twins Kinga (left) and Kata Varnai (right), both 35, from North London,took part in the study which could be a game-changer for the diet industry.
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UK wage growth faster than expected 11 Jun 9:03am Updated UK wage growth faster than expected
Wages rose at an annual pace of 3.4% in the three months to April, official figures show.
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Penguin rebuts charge of antisemitism against author Pedro Baños 11 Jun 9:01am Penguin rebuts charge of antisemitism against author Pedro Baños
Publisher’s review of How They Rule the World, accused of prejudice in its coverage of the Rothschilds, finds book ‘robust’ but not antisemitic Penguin has undertaken a “thorough” review of one of its books, Spanish colonel Pedro Baños’s How They Rule the World, after allegations of antisemitism were made against its author. The publisher concluded that while Baños’s views are “robust”, they are not antisemitic. How They Rule the World, which promises to reveal “the 22 secret strategies of global power”, was published by Penguin Random House imprint Ebury Press in April. Author Jeremy Duns
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Radiohead release hours of hacked MiniDiscs to benefit Extinction Rebellion 11 Jun 8:50am Radiohead release hours of hacked MiniDiscs to benefit Extinction Rebellion
Thom Yorke describes hours of recordings from OK Computer sessions as ‘not v interesting’, while climate activists thank the band for ‘unprecedented support’ Radiohead have released a vast collection of unreleased tracks made during the sessions for 1997 album
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Boris Johnson accused of cowardice as he dodges public scrutiny 11 Jun 8:25am Boris Johnson accused of cowardice as he dodges public scrutiny
Tory leadership frontrunner avoids interviews and refuses to commit to TV hustings
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11 Jun 8:21am Updated Egypt wants the sale of a Tutankhamun statue stopped over claims it was stolen
Egypt is attempting to halt the sale of an ancient statue at Christie's auction house in London over concerns that it may have been stolen.
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Hospital, rail lines and roads flooded after heavy rain in England 11 Jun 8:20am Hospital, rail lines and roads flooded after heavy rain in England
Parts of UK expected to get twice as much rain this week as the average for month of June Heavy rain has caused widespread disruption in England including flooded roads, railways and a hospital, and forecasters have warned of more to come. The Environment Agency issued dozens of
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Samoa bans Elton John biopic Rocketman over gay scenes 11 Jun 8:17am Samoa bans Elton John biopic Rocketman over gay scenes
Pacific nation’s censor says homosexual activity depicted on screen violated its laws The Pacific nation of
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11 Jun 8:15am Updated Japan F-35 fighter crash cause revealed
The sudden crash of a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter into the Pacific Ocean in April this year was likely caused by the "spatial disorientation" of its pilot, the country's defense minister said Monday.
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Jackpot! Bizarre moment Bitcoin cash machine starts firing out £20 notes at busy Tube station 11 Jun 8:13am Updated Jackpot! Bizarre moment Bitcoin cash machine starts firing out £20 notes at busy Tube station
The footage, filmed at Bond Street underground station near Oxford Street in London, shows £20 notes spewing out of the machine as stunned commuters pass by.
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Botswana high court decriminalises gay sex 11 Jun 8:13am Updated Botswana high court decriminalises gay sex
Major victory for LGBT rights campaigners after judges rule laws are unconstitutional High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down, in a major victory for gay rights campaigners in Africa. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous decision, which came a month after
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Triple child killer David McGreavy released from prison 11 Jun 8:03am Triple child killer David McGreavy released from prison
Victims’ mother says decision ‘not fair’ after he spent 46 years in jail over Worcester murders A notorious child killer who murdered three infants he was babysitting has been released from jail, the victims’ mother has said. David McGreavy spent
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MPs say Boris Johnson looks unstoppable in Tory contest 11 Jun 7:58am MPs say Boris Johnson looks unstoppable in Tory contest
Boris Johnson has been boosted by a fresh round of endorsements after the contest kicked off for real, including from Iain Duncan Smith.
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What happened with Lorraine Kelly and Esther McVey? 11 Jun 7:58am What happened with Lorraine Kelly and Esther McVey?
Relations between the pair don't seem to be smooth.
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Toddler trapped in well dies after four-day rescue attempt 11 Jun 7:49am Toddler trapped in well dies after four-day rescue attempt
A two-year-old boy who fell 38m (125ft) down an unused well in India has died after rescuers spent four days trying to reach him.
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New Zealand Court, Blocking Extradition, Is Latest to Rebuke China’s Judiciary 11 Jun 7:47am New Zealand Court, Blocking Extradition, Is Latest to Rebuke China’s Judiciary
In a strongly worded ruling, a New Zealand court ordered that human rights risks in China be considered before a murder suspect could be sent there.
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MI5 in court accused of ‘extraordinary and persistent illegality’ 11 Jun 7:33am MI5 in court accused of ‘extraordinary and persistent illegality’
Agency has been obtaining surveillance warrants based on false information, says Liberty
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Leaked documents reveal Russian effort to exert influence in Africa 11 Jun 7:30am Leaked documents reveal Russian effort to exert influence in Africa
Exclusive: Kremlin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin leading push to turn continent into strategic hub, documents show Russia is seeking to bolster its presence in at least 13 countries across Africa by building relations with existing rulers, striking military deals, and grooming a new generation of “leaders” and undercover “agents”, leaked documents reveal. The mission to increase Russian influence on the continent is being led by
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Hungary tourist boat accident: More bodies found as vessel is raised 11 Jun 7:08am Updated Hungary tourist boat accident: More bodies found as vessel is raised
A giant floating crane is lifting the boat in Budapest after last month's fatal collision.
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Secret slaughterhouse video reveals brutal treatment of pigs in Cambodia 11 Jun 7:08am Secret slaughterhouse video reveals brutal treatment of pigs in Cambodia
Undercover footage shows workers among hundreds of pigs, clubbing animals before slitting their throats Campaigners are calling for animal welfare reform in Cambodia after exclusive footage of an open-air slaughterhouse revealed the brutal treatment of pigs. In the undercover video, taken by British animal rights campaigners
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Rockall: The adventurers who lived on a craggy Atlantic rock 11 Jun 7:01am Rockall: The adventurers who lived on a craggy Atlantic rock
Few people have visited the remote rock in the Atlantic which is at the centre of a battle over fishing rights.
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Botswana becomes latest country to decriminalise gay sex 11 Jun 7:01am Botswana becomes latest country to decriminalise gay sex
Botswana has become the latest country to decriminalise gay sex after rejecting sections of the penal code that impose up to seven years in prison.
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They Just Won’t Die: Dark Web Drug Sellers Resist Police Crackdowns 11 Jun 7:00am Updated They Just Won’t Die: Dark Web Drug Sellers Resist Police Crackdowns
The notorious Silk Road site was shut down in 2013. Others have followed. But the online trafficking of illegal narcotics hasn’t abated.
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Hong Kong businesses vow to strike over extradition bill 11 Jun 6:50am Hong Kong businesses vow to strike over extradition bill
Protesters worried that Hong Kong freedoms and civil rights will be eroded Hong Kong’s top political leader has urged people to refrain from “radical actions” as small businesses geared up for a one-day shutdown and groups call for a boycott of work and classes to protest against a proposed extradition law. The bill, which will allow mainland China to pursue fugitives as well as government critics in the former British colony, is due for a second round of debate on Wednesday in the 70-seat Legislative Council, which is dominated by pro-Beijing lawmakers.
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Drunken NHS doctor who bit a policeman and attacked her husband faces being struck off  11 Jun 6:43am Updated Drunken NHS doctor who bit a policeman and attacked her husband faces being struck off 
Dr Roisin Hamilton from Bearsden was almost five times over the limit when she drove her car over the Jubilee Park in Armagh and now faces being struck off at a tribunal in Manchester.
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Birmingham anti-LGBT protesters banned from school by injunction 11 Jun 6:25am Birmingham anti-LGBT protesters banned from school by injunction
Court order bars demonstrators from exclusion zone around Anderton Park primary Protests against the teaching of LGBT equality at a Birmingham school have been temporarily halted following a high court injunction. Birmingham city council secured the new injunction to protect Anderton Park primary school. The temporary order, which comes into force immediately, bans protesters from an exclusion zone in the streets surrounding the school in the Moseley area of Birmingham.
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Critics of quantitative easing should consider the alternative | Barry Eichengreen 11 Jun 6:24am Critics of quantitative easing should consider the alternative | Barry Eichengreen
Political interference with fiscal policy is likelier if central banks shun QE in the next recession
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11 Jun 6:23am Warriors still in NBA title race with win over Raptors
The Golden State Warriors still have a chance to win a third consecutive NBA title after defeating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Monday.
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Defending champions USA will thrive on pressure, says Horan 11 Jun 6:16am Defending champions USA will thrive on pressure, says Horan
United States midfielder Lindsey Horan says pressure helps her country keep their high standard as they begin their bid to retain the World Cup.
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UK weather: Heavy rain causes road and rail chaos 11 Jun 6:13am Updated UK weather: Heavy rain causes road and rail chaos
Network Rail says some areas have seen two months' worth of rainfall in one day with drains overwhelmed.
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Triple child killer David McGreavy released, mother told 11 Jun 6:02am Updated Triple child killer David McGreavy released, mother told
David McGreavy, who killed three children in 1973, was cleared for release from prison in 2018.
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Kim Kardashian shares first photo of baby Psalm 11 Jun 5:53am Kim Kardashian shares first photo of baby Psalm
Kim Kardashian West has shared her first photo of new baby son Psalm, her fourth child with husband Kanye West.
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Mother who killed her toddler twins will NOT face murder trial 11 Jun 5:48am Mother who killed her toddler twins will NOT face murder trial
Samantha Ford, 38, of Westwood, Kent, admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility following the deaths of toddlers Jake and Chloe and the prosecution accepted her plea today.
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Britain, the Vatican, Traveler Cyberattack: Your Tuesday Briefing 11 Jun 5:39am Updated Britain, the Vatican, Traveler Cyberattack: Your Tuesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Want stronger wrists or slim hips? Here are the best weights to give you a lift 11 Jun 5:31am Want stronger wrists or slim hips? Here are the best weights to give you a lift
Here, Tim Allardyce, a physiotherapist and clinical director at the Surrey Physio clinic, recommends a selection so you can find one to suit your needs.
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New York helicopter crash: Pilot killed in skyscraper collision 11 Jun 5:23am New York helicopter crash: Pilot killed in skyscraper collision
The 54-storey building on Seventh Avenue shakes from the crash, which killed the pilot.
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Hairdresser claims GP dismissed her stroke as tonsillitis 11 Jun 5:21am Hairdresser claims GP dismissed her stroke as tonsillitis
Christine Morgan, from Kent, felt a 'whooshing sensation' as she coloured a client's hair, and felt instant severe headache and neck pain.
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Demand for soy and meat by major brands driving deforestation 11 Jun 5:20am Demand for soy and meat by major brands driving deforestation
Some of the world's largest brands have been accused of "destroying our children's future" after a report found an area of forest twice the size of the UK was destroyed for products such as soy in a decade.
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11 Jun 5:12am Updated The new and improved Boris Johnson
Campaigning is underway to succeed Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and UK's Prime Minister. CNN's Matthew Chance looks at one of the frontrunners, former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who might increase the chances of a no-deal Brexit.
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Rain delays Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Cricket World Cup 11 Jun 5:12am Rain delays Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Cricket World Cup
Rain affects the World Cup for the second day in succession as the start of Bangladesh's game against Sri Lanka was delayed.
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Coalition unlikely to get full tax cut package passed, key crossbencher says 11 Jun 5:06am Coalition unlikely to get full tax cut package passed, key crossbencher says
Centre Alliance demands gas export controls, fearing any tax cut will go into the ‘pockets of overseas energy companies’ The Centre Alliance senator Stirling Griff says it is “most unlikely” the Coalition will be able to pass its full income tax cut package in the first week of July when parliament returns, and has joined Labor’s call for the government to split the legislation. Griff, who is one of two key crossbench senators in negotiations with the government over the $158bn tax cut package, said he was waiting for a response from Treasury and the Coalition after the party outlined its demands on energy policy.
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Salford baker found hanged after she launched NHS blog about her Borderline Personality Disorder 11 Jun 5:01am Salford baker found hanged after she launched NHS blog about her Borderline Personality Disorder
Faye Larkin, from Salford was 26 when she took her own life in woodland weeks after writing a NHS blog about her battle with Borderline Personality Disorder, an inquest heard.
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Matt Hancock refuses to rule out staying in EU after 31 October 11 Jun 4:57am Matt Hancock refuses to rule out staying in EU after 31 October
Minister hits out at rivals’ ‘false promises’, saying parliament would block no-deal Brexit
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STEPHEN GLOVER: What an appalling betrayal! BBC bosses should cut their own salaries 11 Jun 4:45am STEPHEN GLOVER: What an appalling betrayal! BBC bosses should cut their own salaries
STEPHEN GLOVER: No one should doubt that the BBC has decided to deprive nearly four million pensioner households of a free TV licence only after much agonising.
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Is your wood from a legal source? This test can tell 11 Jun 4:33am Is your wood from a legal source? This test can tell
Scientists say they will be able to identify where a piece of wood comes from to the nearest 10km.
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Treasure hunters discover entrance that could lead to Amber Room looted by Nazis 11 Jun 4:30am Treasure hunters discover entrance that could lead to Amber Room looted by Nazis
The room, built for Russian tsar Peter the Great in the 1700s and packed with amber, gold and precious jewels, was looted by the Nazis in 1941 and its contents vanished in 1945.
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Photos of travellers taken at US border point stolen by hackers 11 Jun 4:29am Photos of travellers taken at US border point stolen by hackers
Photos of travellers and licence plates gathered at a US border point have been exposed by hackers.
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New York mayor says skyscraper helicopter crash not terror-related – video 11 Jun 4:23am New York mayor says skyscraper helicopter crash not terror-related – video
Bill de Blasio says investigation is continuing into ‘very strange and very troubling’ helicopter crash landing on Manhattan skyscraper, but there is no ongoing threat. Investigators were looking into the crash, which killed at least one person, was the result of an air space issue. Emergency services were called to the scene on Seventh Avenue shortly before 2pm on a rainy, foggy Monday
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Company that holds Aboriginal flag rights part-owned by man prosecuted for selling fake art 11 Jun 4:18am Company that holds Aboriginal flag rights part-owned by man prosecuted for selling fake art
Non-Indigenous company WAM Clothing issued ‘cease and desist’ notices to multiple companies, including the AFL A non-Indigenous company that holds worldwide exclusive rights to use the Aboriginal flag on clothing, and has issued infringement notices to the AFL and several Aboriginal companies that use it, is part-owned by a man who has previously been prosecuted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for selling fake Aboriginal art. WAM Clothing has issued a series of “cease and desist” notices to several companies, including the AFL, which uses the flag on jerseys for the Indigenous round of matches.
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Gravitational anomaly discovered on moon 11 Jun 4:08am Gravitational anomaly discovered on moon
A large gravitational anomaly has been discovered beneath the surface of the moon by researchers at Baylor University in Texas.
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Pensioners will be risking a prison sentence if they refuse to pay for a TV licence 11 Jun 3:47am Updated Pensioners will be risking a prison sentence if they refuse to pay for a TV licence
The BBC spent a whopping £148million last year on presenters' salaries alone. An estimated 4.6million households currently escape the £154.50 annual charge.
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More bodies found as Budapest tour boat salvage work begins 11 Jun 3:42am More bodies found as Budapest tour boat salvage work begins
Four body bags removed from Mermaid on which at least 20 died in Danube collision
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Four more bodies found as sunken tour boat lifted from Danube river 11 Jun 3:35am Four more bodies found as sunken tour boat lifted from Danube river
Four bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a boat that capsized in Budapest's Danube River with a group of tourists on board.
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Trump-Russia: House committee to see Mueller evidence 11 Jun 3:33am Trump-Russia: House committee to see Mueller evidence
Deal comes as Democrats weigh up impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump The House judiciary committee expects to receive the first files of underlying evidence from Robert Mueller’s report soon, after a sudden shift by the justice department as Democrats weigh impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. It is unclear if the deal, announced moments before the start of a judiciary committee hearing with Watergate star witness John Dean, will ultimately be enough for Democrats, who have called for the full, unredacted report and underlying documentation from the special counsel’s work.
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Hungary tourist boat accident: Bodies found as vessel is raised 11 Jun 3:13am Updated Hungary tourist boat accident: Bodies found as vessel is raised
A giant floating crane begins lifting the boat in Budapest after last month's fatal collision.
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11 Jun 3:10am Almost 600 plant species have become extinct in the last 250 years
Almost 600 plant species have been wiped from the planet in the past 250 years, more than twice the number of bird, mammal and amphibian species that have met the same fate, according to a new study.
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11 Jun 3:08am Updated Does the extradition law really spell the death of Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is a city built for business.
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NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors edge Toronto Raptors 106-105 in game five 11 Jun 2:51am NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors edge Toronto Raptors 106-105 in game five
The Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in game five of the NBA Finals to extend the series to at least a sixth game but lose Kevin Durant to an achilles injury.
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Australian crocodiles blamed for spate of deaths in Timor-Leste 11 Jun 2:51am Australian crocodiles blamed for spate of deaths in Timor-Leste
Scientists looking into whether migrant reptiles are behind huge rise in number of attacks The people of Timor-Leste have a crocodile problem. The reptiles are revered in the tiny island, which lies north-west of Australia in the Timor Sea. Residents refer to the animals as “grandfathers” and crocodiles are honoured with shrines around the country.
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British man killed after losing control during mountain base jump 11 Jun 2:44am British man killed after losing control during mountain base jump
A British man has died in Italy after his 3,000m (9,842ft) base jump from a mountain range went wrong.
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Forest twice size of UK destroyed in decade for big consumer brands – report 11 Jun 2:40am Forest twice size of UK destroyed in decade for big consumer brands – report
Greenpeace estimates 50m hectares cleared by 2020, warning companies must evolve to prevent ‘climate breakdown’ An area twice the size of the UK has been destroyed for products such as palm oil and soy over the last decade, according to analysis by Greenpeace International. In 2010, members of the Consumer Goods Forum, including some of the world’s biggest consumer brands, pledged to eliminate deforestation by 2020, through the sustainable sourcing of four commodities most linked to forest destruction: soya, palm oil, paper and pulp, and cattle.
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UK weather: Sinkholes close M25 in Kent amid heavy downpours 11 Jun 2:38am Updated UK weather: Sinkholes close M25 in Kent amid heavy downpours
Thirty-one flood alerts are in place across England, with some areas set to see up to 60mm of rain.
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Brussels preparing to use technology to keep trade flowing with Ireland if No Deal Brexit happens 11 Jun 2:28am Updated Brussels preparing to use technology to keep trade flowing with Ireland if No Deal Brexit happens
EU officials will use 'IT systems' so goods can continue to cross from Ireland through the UK and on into France in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Pictured is the old Belfast to Dublin Road crossing.
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Vatican Rejects Notion That Gender Identity Can Be Fluid 11 Jun 2:27am Updated Vatican Rejects Notion That Gender Identity Can Be Fluid
In its first extensive document on gender theory, the Vatican argued that ignoring differences between men and women posed a threat to families.
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Union leader claims Northern Rail is on the brink of collapse, sparking denial from train company 11 Jun 2:03am Updated Union leader claims Northern Rail is on the brink of collapse, sparking denial from train company
Manuel Cortes, of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association, said he heard credible rumours that Northern Rail was facing a financial crisis. The operator was renationalised last year.
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Grant Robertson: ‘New Zealand’s prosperity is about much more than GDP growth’ | Eleanor Ainge Roy 11 Jun 2:00am Grant Robertson: ‘New Zealand’s prosperity is about much more than GDP growth’ | Eleanor Ainge Roy
The country’s finance minister on why his pioneering wellbeing budget is prioritising happiness in its spending plans Last month the New Zealand finance minister, Grant Robertson, unveiled
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‘The principled person’: was Mueller the wrong man to investigate Trump? 11 Jun 2:00am ‘The principled person’: was Mueller the wrong man to investigate Trump?
Critics say Mueller failed to stand up for his investigation and to get the word out to the American people about what he found In so many ways, Robert Mueller was the right man for the job. The former special counsel was fast, precise, ran a tight ship and, working in a hyper-partisan environment under the full glare of history, Mueller managed to investigate and
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Lights out: the price hikes leaving millions of South Africans in the dark | Kimon de Greef 11 Jun 2:00am Lights out: the price hikes leaving millions of South Africans in the dark | Kimon de Greef
Electricity costs have tripled in the past decade under a utility company plagued by debt and corruption claims, wiping out decades of progress Electricity, when it arrived in Nosisi Rasmeni’s life, seemed to promise a better future. Like most black South Africans who grew up during apartheid, she was raised with gas stoves, candles and paraffin heaters. Her family’s shack was poorly lit and smelled of fumes. “Electricity was only for whites,” says Rasmeni, 37.
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Moldova Has a New Government. The Old One Is Refusing to Leave. 11 Jun 1:54am Updated Moldova Has a New Government. The Old One Is Refusing to Leave.
Two of Moldova’s largest parties formed a coalition to oust the third from power. Only one problem: Its officials have refused to vacate their offices.
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Kazakhstan Gets New Leader, but Old System’s Grip on Power Remains 11 Jun 1:41am Updated Kazakhstan Gets New Leader, but Old System’s Grip on Power Remains
After quashing protests, the government said that President Nazarbayev’s handpicked successor had won a lopsided vote. Observers cast doubt on the official count.
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Pakistan’s Former President Arrested in a Money Laundering Case 11 Jun 1:41am Updated Pakistan’s Former President Arrested in a Money Laundering Case
Allies of Asif Ali Zardari, the former president, say his arrest was politically motivated. His wife was Benazir Bhutto, the assassinated former prime minister.
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Reporter’s Arrest Sets Off Widespread Protests in Russia 11 Jun 1:40am Updated Reporter’s Arrest Sets Off Widespread Protests in Russia
The sense that the police manufactured drug charges against a muckraking journalist, Ivan Golunov, has drawn rebukes from activists, celebrities and citizens.
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