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Bees Swarm Berlin, Where Beekeeping Is Booming 11 Aug 11:48pm Updated Bees Swarm Berlin, Where Beekeeping Is Booming
Berlin has more honeybee hives than it can manage, and experts say many of the beekeepers do not have enough time or training for the hobby.
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Death Toll From Typhoon Lekima in China Rises to 30 11 Aug 11:47pm Updated Death Toll From Typhoon Lekima in China Rises to 30
Nearly five million people in Zhejiang Province have been affected by the storm, the strongest to pass through China in years.
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On board the warships ready to deter Iranian forces 11 Aug 11:47pm On board the warships ready to deter Iranian forces
Fast jets, spy planes and helicopters fly scores of sorties every day from a US aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea, positioned within striking distance of Iran.
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Myanmar scrambles to rescue flood victims as landslide kills dozens 11 Aug 11:27pm Myanmar scrambles to rescue flood victims as landslide kills dozens
The annual monsoon has caused havoc in the south-east by flooding roads and destroying bridges Myanmar troops and rescue services have scrambled to provide aid in flood-hit parts of the country after rising waters caused by the annual monsoon rains forced residents to flee by boat and a landslide killed at least 52 people. The deluge has tested disaster response after the landslide on Friday in south-eastern Mon state was followed by heavy flooding that reached the roofs of houses and treetops in nearby towns.
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Alejandro Giammattei, a Conservative, Is Poised to Win Guatemala’s Presidency 11 Aug 11:06pm Updated Alejandro Giammattei, a Conservative, Is Poised to Win Guatemala’s Presidency
The former prisons director held a strong lead with most of the vote counted, but few voters expect relief from poverty and graft.
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Bloody arrest by undercover police in Hong Kong – video 11 Aug 10:47pm Bloody arrest by undercover police in Hong Kong – video
Undercover police officers, disguised as protesters, arrested a man in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on Sunday after another day of violent clashes between rights activists and police. The man, who is bleeding heavily from the face, screams out his name (Chow Ka-lok) and calls for a lawyer.
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Homeless woman says Centrelink took entire $3,500 tax return for disputed robodebt 11 Aug 10:23pm Homeless woman says Centrelink took entire $3,500 tax return for disputed robodebt
Couch surfing 50-year-old says welfare agency told her she wasn’t in financial hardship A Melbourne woman battling homelessness says her entire $3,500 tax return was swiped by Centrelink last month, despite the fact she disputes the alleged robodebt. But when Sue Prgic, 50, complained to the agency that the money had been taken without her knowledge, she said staff had asked to know what she would do with the cash if it were returned.
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11 Aug 10:17pm Updated Police fire tear gas at pockets of protesters across Hong Kong
Police in Hong Kong clashed with pro-democracy protesters at a number of locations across the territory on Sunday, during the 10th straight weekend of protests.
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11 Aug 10:14pm Versace apologises after T-shirt draws China ire
The luxury label is the latest firm to face backlash for not adhering to China's territorial claims.
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‘Police shouldn’t be investigating police’: family anger over death in custody inquest 11 Aug 10:02pm ‘Police shouldn’t be investigating police’: family anger over death in custody inquest
Coroner raises questions over investigating officer’s perceived lack of independence in case of Aboriginal woman Tanya Day The family of an Aboriginal woman who died in police custody have expressed frustration after the police officer who investigated her death on behalf of the coroner was not removed, despite the coroner raising questions over a perceived lack of independence. Tanya Day, 55,
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11 Aug 9:50pm Updated Trump is impeaching himself
On Saturday, the President of the United States retweeted a comedian's conspiratorial tweet, suggesting the Clintons may have been involved in the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein. That's right, President Donald Trump suggested that former President Bill Clinton was involved in murder.
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Princes Park: woman killed by falling tree in Melbourne 11 Aug 9:48pm Princes Park: woman killed by falling tree in Melbourne
The woman, believed to be in her 30s, was struck by an elm tree more than 100 years old A woman is dead after being crushed by a century-old tree at Melbourne’s Princes Park. Police said emergency services were called to Royal Parade at Parkville about 8.30am on Monday.
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New Zealand gun buyback: 10,000 firearms returned after Christchurch attack 11 Aug 9:12pm New Zealand gun buyback: 10,000 firearms returned after Christchurch attack
Police praise response after thousands of now-banned guns taken out of circulation in less than a month More than 10,000 firearms have been bought by New Zealand’s government in less than a month as part of its gun buyback scheme following the Christchurch mosque shootings in March. Following the killing of 51 people in two inner-city Christchurch mosques by an Australian white supremacist, prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s government rushed through legislation to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons and set aside NZ$150m to buy firearms that were now illegal.
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11 Aug 8:52pm Catcher in the Rye finally joins the digital age
Holden Caulfield is finally joining the digital age.
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Rail union bosses slammed for moaning about rising fares while bragging about pay rises 11 Aug 8:42pm Rail union bosses slammed for moaning about rising fares while bragging about pay rises
The Rail, Maritime & Transport Union has bragged to members that 'militant industrial trade unionism' has resulted in a 35 per cent pay increase for the average rail worker over the past decade.
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Behrouz Boochani wins $25,000 National Biography award – and accepts via WhatsApp from Manus 11 Aug 8:39pm Behrouz Boochani wins $25,000 National Biography award – and accepts via WhatsApp from Manus
Judges call Kurdish Iranian writer and refugee’s memoir an ‘astonishing act of witness’ The Kurdish Iranian writer Behrouz Boochani has continued his sweep of the Australian literary prize landscape, winning the $25,000 National Biography award on Monday – yet another award the refugee was unable to accept in person, as he enters his sixth year of detention on Manus Island. Boochani’s autobiography No Friend but the Mountains tells of his journey from Indonesia to Australia by boat, and his subsequent imprisonment on Manus Island by the Australian government, which continues to refuse him entry.
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Former soldier tracks CCTV footage of vicious road rage attackers but police do not interview him 11 Aug 8:34pm Former soldier tracks CCTV footage of vicious road rage attackers but police do not interview him
Lewis Eames (pictured), 25, was reversing out of a driveway after thinking a car was letting him out. But he claimed the car sped up then two men attacked him in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
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Caroline Lucas calls for emergency cabinet of top female politicians to block No-Deal Brexit 11 Aug 8:31pm Updated Caroline Lucas calls for emergency cabinet of top female politicians to block No-Deal Brexit
Caroline Lucas has written to ten female MPs calling for an all-women Cabinet. The Green MP proposes a cross-party female leadership team to deliver a new referendum after winning a confidence vote.
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Pennsylvania fire: five children die in blaze at daycare centre 11 Aug 8:28pm Pennsylvania fire: five children die in blaze at daycare centre
Four of the victims were at the centre overnight because their parents were working, local media reported An early morning fire in Pennsylvania at a residential building housing a daycare centre killed five children and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The fire was reported in Erie, a northwest lake town, at about 1.15am on Sunday, Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department said.
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11 Aug 8:03pm From Rylan to Alison Hammond: The reality stars who became TV presenters
How the likes of Rylan and Alison Hammond became small-screen favourites.
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11 Aug 8:01pm Updated More than 100 are dead as heavy monsoon rains batter India
Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 114 people in India this week, causing devastating landslides and floods in several parts of the country.
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Indonesia angered as West Papua independence raises its head at Pacific forum 11 Aug 7:54pm Indonesia angered as West Papua independence raises its head at Pacific forum
Breakaway leader Benny Wenda will use meeting in Tuvalu to push for UN vote on Jakarta’s control of province Human rights violations and political independence in West Papua are set to command debate at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum, where Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda will urge government leaders to support the “Free Papua” campaign amid recent escalating political violence. Exiled from Papua, but now an official representative attached to the Vanuatu government’s delegation, Wenda is campaigning for a United Nations general assembly resolution next year that will re-examine the controversial 1969 Act of Free Choice vote that formalised Indonesian control of the province.
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National Grid boss under fire for £1m salary in wake of blackout that wreaked havoc across UK 11 Aug 7:09pm Updated National Grid boss under fire for £1m salary in wake of blackout that wreaked havoc across UK
National Grid's chief executive John Pettigrew, receives a £944,000 annual wage packet, which critics have branded 'a national disgrace' following Friday's UK-wide power cut.
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Cocaine found on New Zealand beach was bound for Australia and lost at sea for a year 11 Aug 6:58pm Cocaine found on New Zealand beach was bound for Australia and lost at sea for a year
Australian authorities intercepted the boat offloading the cocaine into the sea in 2018 New Zealand police believe 20 packages of cocaine which
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The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism 11 Aug 6:47pm Updated The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism
Sweden was long seen as a progressive utopia. Then came waves of immigrants — and the forces of populism at home and abroad.
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11 Aug 6:40pm Why Man Utd feel-good factor could last this time - Phil Neville analysis
Phil Neville explains why Manchester United showed in their win against Chelsea that they have the right players to execute their gameplan.
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Jaipur protest demands end to use of elephants to carry tourists 11 Aug 6:39pm Updated Jaipur protest demands end to use of elephants to carry tourists
About 100 animals transport visitors along kilometre-long cobbled path to the city’s iconic Amber Fort Animal rights protesters took to the streets on bicycles in the Indian city of Jaipur on Sunday, demanding an end to elephants being used to carry tourists to one of the country’s top attractions, the iconic Amber Fort.
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Alan Schmegelsky refuses to accept son Bryer shot dead Australian Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese 11 Aug 6:34pm Updated Alan Schmegelsky refuses to accept son Bryer shot dead Australian Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese
A heartbroken Alan Schmegelsky said he can't accept that his 18-year-old son Bryer and friend Kam McLeod, 19, allegedly killed Australian Lucas Fowler and his US girlfriend Chynna Deese.
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Man stabbed to death outside Cheshire pub 11 Aug 6:20pm Man stabbed to death outside Cheshire pub
Victim, aged 49, died at the scene in Widnes, say police A man has died after being stabbed in an attack outside a Cheshire pub. Police were called to reports of a serious assault near the Hammer and Pincers pub in Widnes at 3.20pm on Sunday. A 49-year-old man was found with serious stab wounds and died at the scene, police said.
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11 Aug 6:16pm Cathay Pacific, Kashmir, Jeffrey Epstein: Your Monday Briefing
Cathay Pacific in the crosshairs.
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11 Aug 6:16pm Nadal beats Medvedev to retain Rogers Cup title
Rafael Nadal retains his Rogers Cup title with a dominant 6-3 6-0 victory over Russia's Daniil Medvedev.
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11 Aug 5:29pm Attempted murder charge over PC run over by own car in Moseley
The traffic officer had been attempting to pull over a suspected car thief in Birmingham.
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Guatemalans See Little Hope Even as They Elect a New President in Runoff 11 Aug 5:15pm Updated Guatemalans See Little Hope Even as They Elect a New President in Runoff
A former first lady and a former prisons director are vying for the presidency, but few voters expect relief from poverty and graft.
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Morning mail: Epstein investigations, whistleblower laws condemned, Kashmir lockdown 11 Aug 4:59pm Morning mail: Epstein investigations, whistleblower laws condemned, Kashmir lockdown
Monday: Three major inquiries launched into death of disgraced financier. Plus, Imran Khan condemns India’s actions in Kashmir Good morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 12 August.
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British hiker found dead after going missing while climbing Costa del Sol mountain peak 11 Aug 4:28pm Updated British hiker found dead after going missing while climbing Costa del Sol mountain peak
The search started around 4pm yesterday after the man sent a WhatsApp message to loved ones back in Britain asking for help. His body was found on La Concha by a police helicopter this morning.
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11 Aug 4:03pm Updated Top secret teens: The high schoolers recruited by the NSA
Summer's high school friends think she's monitoring their phones and listening in on their conversations. They speculate about the "wild things" she does at work and jokingly accuse her of being a spy.
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11 Aug 3:57pm Labour deputy Watson voices indyref2 opposition
The UK Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson speaks out against a second Scottish independence referendum.
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John Bolton arrives in UK to seek support on Iran and Huawei 11 Aug 3:34pm John Bolton arrives in UK to seek support on Iran and Huawei
Donald Trump’s national security adviser will meet with cabinet ministers and senior officials during London visit John Bolton, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, has arrived in London for talks at which he is expected to urge Britain to toughen its stance on Iran and Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei. As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on 31 October, many diplomats expect London to become increasingly reliant on the United States.
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The Caribbean Resort, the Investment Banker and the Dead Handyman 11 Aug 3:14pm Updated The Caribbean Resort, the Investment Banker and the Dead Handyman
What happened in Room 49 on an April afternoon?
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11 Aug 2:51pm Updated Williams retires with back injury in Rogers Cup final
Bianca Andreescu wins the Rogers Cup after Serena Williams retires with a back injury while a break down in the first set.
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11 Aug 2:37pm Chelsea humbled by Manchester United on Premier League opening weekend
Frank Lampard's first Premier League game as Chelsea manager ended in a humiliating defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford.
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11 Aug 2:17pm Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea: Marcus Rashford stars in fine win
Marcus Rashford scores twice as Manchester United begin their Premier League campaign with an emphatic win over Chelsea at Old Trafford.
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Highland estates swap driven for walked-up grouse shooting 11 Aug 2:06pm Highland estates swap driven for walked-up grouse shooting
UK’s largest national nature reserve joins broader rewilding efforts in Highlands It was over in seconds. High over the grouse moor two hen harriers wheeled slowly around each other before, suddenly, the female darted underneath her mate to catch a freshly-caught meal dropped from his talons and took it back to their chicks. “That was a food pass,” said David Frew, the property manager for Mar Lodge, a vast Highland estate near Braemar in the southern Cairngorms. “You’re really lucky to have seen that.”
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‘Chilling effect on whistleblowers’: NSW accused of not acting on pledged protections 11 Aug 2:00pm ‘Chilling effect on whistleblowers’: NSW accused of not acting on pledged protections
Labor and Greens push for change after two council rangers sacked for disclosures made to Icac The New South Wales government has been accused of failing to act on promises to offer better protection to whistleblowers who approach the state’s anti-corruption watchdog. Last week,
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11 Aug 1:59pm England 33-19 Wales: All the tries from Twickenham
Watch all the tries and an epic drop goal from Elliot Daly as England beat Wales 33-19 at Twickenham to end the visitors' 14-match unbeaten run.
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Philip Hammond took more than TWO weeks to move out of No 11 delaying Javid and his cavapoo 11 Aug 1:53pm Updated Philip Hammond took more than TWO weeks to move out of No 11 delaying Javid and his cavapoo
Philip Hammond took more than two weeks to move out of his Downing Street flat, delaying the arrival of new Chancellor Sajid Javid's family, the Mail on Sunday revealed.
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Hong Kong hit by more violence as protests enter 10th week 11 Aug 1:50pm Hong Kong hit by more violence as protests enter 10th week
Police teargas and beat demonstrators during fierce clashes across city
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Israeli police clash with Muslim worshippers at Jerusalem holy site 11 Aug 1:44pm Israeli police clash with Muslim worshippers at Jerusalem holy site
Violence flares at contested site at time of heightened tensions between Israel and Palestine Israeli police clashed with Muslim worshippers on Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people has been wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes at the site, which Muslims refer to as the al-Aqsa mosque and Jews as the Temple Mount. Police said at least four officers had been wounded.
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11 Aug 1:27pm John Bolton heads to London for highest-ranking US visit since Johnson became PM
National security adviser John Bolton headed to London Sunday to start a two-day trip of meeting key players in the new government, marking the highest ranking US official to visit the United Kingdom since Boris Johnson became prime minister.
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11 Aug 1:22pm Rashford double as Man Utd secure biggest home win over Chelsea since 1965
Marcus Rashford scores twice as Manchester United begin their Premier League campaign with an emphatic win over Chelsea at Old Trafford.
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Hong Kong protests: Police in no mood for compromise now 11 Aug 1:20pm Hong Kong protests: Police in no mood for compromise now
The Hong Kong police have been slammed by the protest groups for being too violent and then criticised from above for being too weak; in the last 24 hours they have clearly decided that they aren't going to be seen as weak anymore.
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11 Aug 1:19pm Updated RAF to allow beards for the first time
The rule change brings the RAF in line with the navy, but scraggly or patchy beards will not be allowed.
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‘First’ Porsche Heads to Auction, and a Record Price Is Expected 11 Aug 1:18pm ‘First’ Porsche Heads to Auction, and a Record Price Is Expected
Of the three Type 64s planned for construction in the late 1930s in Nazi Germany, just one remains.
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Northern Irish doctors defend confidentiality of patients seeking abortion 11 Aug 1:17pm Northern Irish doctors defend confidentiality of patients seeking abortion
Pro-choice organisation opposes medics being forced to report women to the police A new pro-choice doctors’ organisation has been established in Northern Ireland to defend physician-patient confidentiality over the use of banned abortion pills. Doctors for Choice Northern Ireland said they were opposed to healthcare professionals in the region being forced to report women and girls to the police if they procured abortion pills.
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11 Aug 1:14pm NI ambulance crew shortage expected for third night
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service's medical director says about 20% of crews are unavailable.
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PM should apologise for Hillsborough remarks, says Liverpool mayor 11 Aug 1:14pm PM should apologise for Hillsborough remarks, says Liverpool mayor
Offending comments featured in 2004 Spectator editorial while Boris Johnson was at the helm The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has challenged Boris Johnson to visit the city and apologise directly for once
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11 Aug 1:05pm Updated PM to create 10,000 new prison places and extend stop-and-search
Boris Johnson says he will "come down hard on crime" as Labour warns his plans could cause "unrest".
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Hong Kong Convulsed by Protest as Police Fire Tear Gas Into Subway 11 Aug 1:03pm Updated Hong Kong Convulsed by Protest as Police Fire Tear Gas Into Subway
The authorities accused protesters of attacking officers with bricks and gasoline bombs, as the protests continued for 10 consecutive weekends.
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Fascist anthem chanted as bullfighting returns to Mallorca 11 Aug 1:02pm Fascist anthem chanted as bullfighting returns to Mallorca
Far-right Vox leader shows support, as animal welfare activists protest outside bullring Hundreds of animal rights activists protested outside the bullring in Palma de Mallorca at the weekend as bullfighting returned to the island for the first time since it was outlawed in 2017. Around 400 protestors chanted “It’s not art, it’s torture” and “No to bullfighting”, while inside the ring 12,000 people waited to watch some of Spain’s top
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Shackles and restraints used on hundreds of deportees from UK 11 Aug 1:00pm Shackles and restraints used on hundreds of deportees from UK
David Lammy MP says ‘chilling’ figures reveal abuse of power by authorities
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11 Aug 12:57pm Flood alerts amid forecast for further rain
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued 10 alerts for flooding across Scotland.
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11 Aug 12:56pm Updated Wolves have goal ruled out by VAR in stalemate at Leicester
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo says VAR is "not good for the atmosphere of football" as his Wolves side have to settle for a goalless draw at Leicester City.
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11 Aug 12:55pm Updated Norway mosque shooting probed as terror act
A white Norwegian man is in custody after a shooting at a mosque near Oslo left one person injured.
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Russia accuses YouTube of interfering in its sovereign affairs 11 Aug 12:46pm Russia accuses YouTube of interfering in its sovereign affairs
Moscow says US-based firm has spread information about unsanctioned protests Russia has accused YouTube of spreading information on unsanctioned opposition protests, calling recent push notifications from the US-based company interference in Russia’s sovereign affairs. Roskomnadzor, the Russian communications watchdog, said on Sunday that it had sent a letter to Google, YouTube’s parent company, complaining that users had received push notifications “sharing information about unsanctioned mass events, including those aimed at disrupting elections.” Unsanctioned effectively means illegal.
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Hong Kong protesters play cat-and-mouse game with police on subway 11 Aug 12:46pm Hong Kong protesters play cat-and-mouse game with police on subway
Demonstrators move from district to district on 10th weekend of protests Hong Kong descended into violence once more on Sunday night, with police firing teargas at protesters across the city, including inside a railway station, as mass demonstrations calling for democracy entered their 10th consecutive week. There were tumultuous scenes as crowds defied official warnings to take to the streets, with police also suffering casualties according to authorities.
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11 Aug 12:29pm Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike seals win
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensures Arsenal's Premier League campaign gets off to a winning start as Steve Bruce's Newcastle reign begins in defeat.
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Imran Khan likens global inaction on Kashmir to appeasing Hitler 11 Aug 12:17pm Imran Khan likens global inaction on Kashmir to appeasing Hitler
Pakistan PM makes remarks amid escalating tensions over India’s removal of Kashmir’s special status The Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, has likened the Indian government to Nazis, warning that global inaction over Kashmir would be the same as appeasing Hitler. His comments came as authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir reportedly reimposed some curfew rules in parts of the territory, following an easing of restrictions in Srinagar, the region’s main city, that had allowed people to visit shops over the weekend and attend Friday prayers.
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Ireland tells Boris Johnson there will be no backstop renegotiation 11 Aug 12:17pm Ireland tells Boris Johnson there will be no backstop renegotiation
Irish government says there is no prospect of rethink in Brexit stalemate The Brexit stalemate looks set to continue after the Irish government said the backstop would not be up for renegotiation at a planned meeting between Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar. The two prime ministers will meet early next month but a spokesman for Varadkar said there was no prospect of a rethink on the most contentious part of the withdrawal agreement.
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Four people taken to hospital after escaping Yorkshire arson attack 11 Aug 12:16pm Four people taken to hospital after escaping Yorkshire arson attack
Police are treating attack, in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, as attempted murder Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after four people were forced to escape through windows following an arson attack. A woman, a 17-year-old boy and two girls, aged 16 and 11, were taken to hospital after escaping from the blaze at a house in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, at about 4.13am on Sunday.
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Ex-Chancellor Philip Hammond spotted on Tube with his suitcases after FINALLY giving up No 11 flat 11 Aug 12:06pm Ex-Chancellor Philip Hammond spotted on Tube with his suitcases after FINALLY giving up No 11 flat
Philip Hammond was seen on the tube this week after finally leaving Number 11. The former Chancellor resigned before Boris Johnson became PM but clung on to the apartment above the Treasury HQ.
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11 Aug 12:04pm India floods: More than a hundred dead after torrential rain
Monsoon flooding in India has led to more than a hundred deaths and hundreds of thousands of evacuations.
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Public are told to close windows and doors after hazardous cloud leaves seafront visitors vomiting 11 Aug 11:58am Public are told to close windows and doors after hazardous cloud leaves seafront visitors vomiting
Emergency services have set up a cordon along the seafront, and are advising locals to shut all windows and doors and avoid the area.
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Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theories run riot, with Trump’s help 11 Aug 11:56am Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theories run riot, with Trump’s help
Conjecture and misinformation abound in wake of well-connected financier’s death Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide
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Climate change scientist, 27, dies on research dive in Alaska while studying underwater kelp forests 11 Aug 11:55am Climate change scientist, 27, dies on research dive in Alaska while studying underwater kelp forests
The body of Umihiko Hoshjima, 27, was discovered by colleagues on Wednesday in the outer coast of Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve, in southeast Alaska.
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11 Aug 11:45am Updated Flood warnings amid forecast for further rain
There are 10 flood alerts in place across Scotland, with a more serious flood warning for Arbroath.
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Libya drone strike heightens fears of air war and risk of civilian deaths 11 Aug 11:39am Libya drone strike heightens fears of air war and risk of civilian deaths
Strike in Murzuq last week, blamed on Haftar forces, killed at least 45 people An air war in Libya is intensifying as rival forces in the divided country try to break a military stalemate, heightening significantly the
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11 Aug 11:30am Updated Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensures Arsenal's Premier League campaign gets off to a winning start as Steve Bruce's Newcastle reign begins in defeat.
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Woman, 37, is accused of inventing her aristocratic lineage to get a visa  11 Aug 11:27am Updated Woman, 37, is accused of inventing her aristocratic lineage to get a visa 
Styling herself Lady Kristyna Drummond-Hay, she claims to be a scion of one of Scotland's most ancient aristocratic families. Pictured with her husband, Welsh farmer Michael Lloyd.
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11 Aug 11:27am Updated Clacton Pier: Haider Shamas, 18, dies two days after sister
Haider Shamas, 18, dies in hospital days after his 14-year-old sister.
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Versace apologises after tops imply Hong Kong and Macau are countries 11 Aug 11:24am Versace apologises after tops imply Hong Kong and Macau are countries
One of China’s best-known actors, Yang Mi, ends contract over controversy The luxury fashion label Versace and its artistic director, Donatella Versace, apologised to China on Sunday after one of its T-shirts was criticised for identifying the semi-autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau as countries. Versace said on its Weibo account that it had made a mistake and had stopped selling and destroyed the T-shirts on 24 July.
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11 Aug 11:23am Updated Golf stars turn on fellow pro over slow play at Northern Trust Open
Debate surrounding slow play in golf has trundled on for years, but opposition to it has gathered steam at PGA Tour's Northern Trust event this week.
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11 Aug 11:23am England beat Wales 33-19 in World Cup warm-up game
Wales are denied top spot in the world rankings after England withstand a second-half fightback to win their Rugby World Cup warm-up.
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Hong Kong police fire teargas in city centre as clashes intensify - video 11 Aug 11:18am Hong Kong police fire teargas in city centre as clashes intensify - video
Riot police fired teargas at protesters in the central bar district of Wan Chai on Sunday evening. There have been ten consecutive weekends of pro-democracy demonstrations in the city
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‘We live with scars’: accusers demand Epstein’s death not derail investigations 11 Aug 11:15am ‘We live with scars’: accusers demand Epstein’s death not derail investigations
Anger and regret after Epstein was found dead in jail by apparent suicide: ‘He will never face the consequences of his crimes’ Victims of an international sexual trafficking scheme allegedly operated by Jeffrey Epstein reacted to his death with expressions of outrage and regret, and demanded that investigations of the scheme not be derailed. Epstein, 66, who faced charges of sex trafficking and a related conspiracy charge, was found dead in jail in New York City on Saturday morning.
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Man riding e-scooter dies in collision on French motorway 11 Aug 11:13am Man riding e-scooter dies in collision on French motorway
A man riding an electric scooter down a Paris highway has died, after being involved in a collision with a motorbike.
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11 Aug 10:59am Trump promotes Epstein-Clintons conspiracy, the latest in a pattern of baseless claims spread by President
Epstein's death 'raises serious questions' He was taken off suicide watch in July Prince Andrew named in unsealed court documents Opinion: The puzzle around Epstein's suicide
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Police officer run over by own car ‘could have life-changing injuries’ 11 Aug 10:31am Police officer run over by own car ‘could have life-changing injuries’
Officer needs further surgery as man, 29, held in Birmingham on suspicion of attempted murder A police officer has “potentially life-changing” injuries after he was run over with his own car, as a 29-year-old man detained on suspicion of attempted murder remains in custody. West Midlands police said the officer was being treated for head and pelvic injuries and would return to the operating theatre after emergency surgery on Saturday night.
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Richard Gere and Matteo Salvini clash over migrant crisis 11 Aug 10:29am Richard Gere and Matteo Salvini clash over migrant crisis
Row follows US actor urging Italian government to ‘stop demonising asylum seekers’ Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has clashed with Richard Gere over the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, suggesting the Hollywood star should house himself those stranded on rescue ships after the US actor urged the Italian government to “stop demonising asylum seekers”. Gere who is currentlyon the island of Lampedusa, Sicily, after a visit onboard
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Hotline set up in bid to find Nora Quoirin 11 Aug 10:11am Hotline set up in bid to find Nora Quoirin
Police in Malaysia looking for missing teenager Nora Quoirin have set up a dedicated hotline to receive information.
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11 Aug 10:10am North Korea threatens to freeze South out of future talks
A senior North Korean official has railed against ongoing US-South Korea joint military drills and threatened to freeze out Seoul by only holding future talks with Washington.
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11 Aug 10:08am Hull City: EFL apologises to fan who claimed he was asked to stop texting during game
The English Football League apologises to a Hull City fan for the way a spot check on unauthorised data gathering was handled.
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Putin visits biker show as thousands protest on the streets of Moscow 11 Aug 9:54am Putin visits biker show as thousands protest on the streets of Moscow
Vladimir Putin has attended a biker show organised by a motorcycle club in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine five years ago.
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11 Aug 9:27am Why do Welsh place names appear around the world?
The story involves a Welshman who played a major role in extending the American Civil War.
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People vomiting after chemical incident at Worthing pier 11 Aug 9:16am People vomiting after chemical incident at Worthing pier
Cordon set up along seafront as people are told to stay inside and shut windows and doors Part of
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11 Aug 9:04am Cable cut, sending nearly 30 cable cars crashing. Police call it vandalism
Numerous cable cars plummeted to the ground near Vancouver's Howe Sound after a cable was cut early Saturday, in what the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they believe was an act of vandalism.
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11 Aug 8:58am Marina Wheeler urges women to take smear tests
Boris Johnson's estranged wife, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May, says she is "cancer-free".
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Landslide Kills at Least 51 in Myanmar, With More Heavy Rain on the Way 11 Aug 8:44am Updated Landslide Kills at Least 51 in Myanmar, With More Heavy Rain on the Way
“This year’s flood is the worst in my life,” said a lawmaker from an affected township, which was drowned by 30 inches of water in two days amid monsoon downpours.
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UK weather: train hits tree near Lincoln in weekend of travel chaos 11 Aug 8:24am UK weather: train hits tree near Lincoln in weekend of travel chaos
Man injured by falling tree in London as wind and rain bring delays and disruptions Rail passengers had a narrow escape after their train struck a tree that had fallen on to a line near Lincoln on Sunday morning.
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Will a New Plan End the War in Afghanistan? 11 Aug 8:11am Updated Will a New Plan End the War in Afghanistan?
Peace remains elusive after 18 years of war. A framework agreement between the United States and the Taliban will signal how it might be possible.
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11 Aug 7:56am Updated At least 61 people killed in a fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania
At least 61 people have been killed and 70 injured when a fuel tanker exploded on a busy road in Tanzania, government spokesperson Hassan Abbas said.
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Home Secretary urged to hike the proposed minimum salary threshold for ALL immigrant workers 11 Aug 7:53am Updated Home Secretary urged to hike the proposed minimum salary threshold for ALL immigrant workers
The Home Secretary will be urged to hike the proposed £30,000 minimum salary threshold for all new foreign workers to protect lower-paid, UK-born employees.
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11 Aug 7:52am Updated Nora Quoirin: Police set up new hotline to locate her
Nora Quoirin, 15, has been missing from her room at a Malaysian holiday resort since last Sunday.
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Millions of pilgrims on the move: A mammoth task at the Hajj 11 Aug 7:50am Millions of pilgrims on the move: A mammoth task at the Hajj
They say you should expect the unexpected when you set off for the Hajj.
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11 Aug 7:33am Murray adds Zhuhai and Beijing events to singles plans
Andy Murray is to step up his return to singles by playing in tournaments at Zhuhai and Beijing in China this autumn.
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Hong Kong Protesters Clash with Police Amid Fears of Mob Violence 11 Aug 7:18am Updated Hong Kong Protesters Clash with Police Amid Fears of Mob Violence
The prospect of further street brawls between civilians lent a heightened sense of danger and uncertainty to protests that have continued for 10 consecutive weekends
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11 Aug 7:07am PM to create 10,000 new prison places and extend stop and search
Boris Johnson says he will "come down hard on crime" as Labour warns his plans could cause "unrest".
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Man killed while riding e-scooter on French motorway 11 Aug 6:59am Man killed while riding e-scooter on French motorway
Rider was reportedly in the fast lane when he was hit from behind by a motorbike
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Gondola ride cable may have been deliberately cut, police warn 11 Aug 6:47am Gondola ride cable may have been deliberately cut, police warn
Police are looking into whether a cable supporting a gondola ride at a Canadian beauty spot was cut deliberately.
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Hundreds evacuated as wildfire rages on holiday island 11 Aug 6:39am Hundreds evacuated as wildfire rages on holiday island
Hundreds of people have been forced to flee a huge mountain fire on the holiday island of Gran Canaria.
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Second teenager dies two days after being pulled from sea near Clacton pier 11 Aug 6:38am Second teenager dies two days after being pulled from sea near Clacton pier
Haider Shamas, 18, dies in hospital after incident that also claimed his sister’s life A second teenager has died two days after a group of relatives got into difficulty in the sea in Essex. Haider Shamas, 18, from Luton, died in hospital on Saturday following the incident at Clacton-on-Sea on Thursday afternoon, Essex police said.
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PM to announce £2.5bn for extra prison places and new stop and search powers  11 Aug 6:18am Updated PM to announce £2.5bn for extra prison places and new stop and search powers 
With soaring knife crime and gang violence blighting the country, the Prime Minister declares that 'the time for pieties is over' as he signals a hardline approach to restore control.
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11 Aug 6:15am Updated PM to create 10,000 new prison places and boosts stop and search
Boris Johnson says he will "come down hard on crime" as Labour warns his plans could cause "unrest".
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Kashmir travel restrictions partly eased but phones and web still blocked 11 Aug 5:45am Kashmir travel restrictions partly eased but phones and web still blocked
India’s Muslim-majority state, with phones and internet blocked, cannot tell the world what is happening There were signs that travel restrictions in Indian-administered
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11 Aug 5:40am A few of the stories you may have missed this week
Here's a few of the stories you may have missed this week.
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How an affluent suburb is being terrorised by brazen robbers who WANT you to be at home  11 Aug 5:35am Updated How an affluent suburb is being terrorised by brazen robbers who WANT you to be at home 
While there was been a drop in the total number of burglaries in England and Wales last year, the number of offences committed when homes are occupied is on the rise.
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Hong Kong Protesters Gather Amid Fears of Mob Violence 11 Aug 5:34am Updated Hong Kong Protesters Gather Amid Fears of Mob Violence
There was a heavy police presence in North Point, a traditionally pro-Beijing neighborhood and the site of recent street violence.
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11 Aug 5:18am Kylie Jenner shows off lavish 22nd birthday treats on private yachts
Kylie Jenner is celebrating her 22nd birthday the way most could only dream of.
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Beijing’s new weapon to muffle Hong Kong protests: fake news 11 Aug 5:00am Beijing’s new weapon to muffle Hong Kong protests: fake news
China’s media used to ignore the turmoil. Now the state is waging a campaign that could pave the way for interventionAs Hong Kong enters its third month of mass anti-government protests, across the border in China, people are seeing a very different version of events. On Saturday, as protests entered their tenth weekend and demonstrators and police clashed in Hong Kong, the
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11 Aug 5:00am At least 32 killed after Typhoon Lekima hits China
Thirty-two people have died and 16 more are missing after Typhoon Lekima made landfall in east China's Zhejiang Province, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.
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11 Aug 4:38am Presidential candidate breaks down over gun violence
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang breaks down in tears after a mother shares that her child was killed by a stray bullet. Yang and other Democratic candidates spoke at a gun safety forum in Des Moines, Iowa.
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11 Aug 4:11am Updated U.K. Seeks Answers After Biggest Power Failure in a Decade
The country’s energy regulator has asked for a report after around a million homes were left without electricity on Friday.
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Toni Morrison remembered: ‘Her irreverence was godly’ 11 Aug 4:00am Toni Morrison remembered: ‘Her irreverence was godly’
The Nobel prize-winning novelist, arguably the greatest American writer of her time, has died at the age of 88. Here, leading contemporaries pay tribute to her
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Winds and floods cause travel disruption for second day 11 Aug 4:00am Winds and floods cause travel disruption for second day
Train passengers stuck after tracks submerged and 60mph winds uproot trees, blocking linesRail passengers have endured a second day of disruption, this time caused by severe winds and flooding rather than power outages. After travellers recovered from delays of up to 12 hours on Friday following
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Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea 11 Aug 3:57am Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea
Climate crisis is more than a meeting agenda item in a host country that could be left uninhabitable by rising sea levels
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Stunning aerial image reveals the mini-village created by Ed Sheeran in just five frantic months  11 Aug 3:54am Updated Stunning aerial image reveals the mini-village created by Ed Sheeran in just five frantic months 
After amassing an estimated £160million fortune, Ed Sheeran has set about creating his own extraordinary estate - dubbed 'Sheeranville' - in Suffolk.
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Release of controversial film cancelled in wake of US mass shootings 11 Aug 3:52am Release of controversial film cancelled in wake of US mass shootings
Universal Pictures has cancelled the release of a controversial satirical film in the wake of recent mass shootings in the US.
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11 Aug 3:45am North Korea Says It Tested New Type of Missile, Further Enhancing Its Arsenal
Analysts confirmed that two projectiles launched on Saturday, North Korea’s fifth weapons test in less than a month, appeared to be a new kind of short-range missile.
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11 Aug 3:23am Yemen conflict: Southern separatists seize control of Aden
The move, by southern rebels, risks splintering a Saudi-led coalition that back the government.
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11 Aug 3:15am Updated PM creates 10,000 new prison places and boosts stop and search
Boris Johnson says he will "come down hard on crime" as Labour warns his plans could cause "unrest".
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11 Aug 3:15am Updated UK power cut: Andrea Leadsom launches government investigation
A committee will look at whether National Grid's procedures are fit for purpose.
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Typhoon Lekima: 30 killed in eastern China after landslide 11 Aug 3:05am Typhoon Lekima: 30 killed in eastern China after landslide
Thousands of flights cancelled as natural dam collapses north of Wenzhou A powerful typhoon left at least 30 people dead in China, after a landslide backed up a river that broke through debris and inundated homes, state media reported on Sunday. Another 20 people remained missing, the official Xinhua News Agency said, and more than a million people were evacuated, state broadcaster CCTV has reported.
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11 Aug 3:02am Accused millionaire sex trafficker is dead. His cases could live on for years
The apparent suicide of financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein early Saturday could lead to more accusers and witnesses stepping forward as well as a flurry of civil suits against the multimillionaire's estate, according to legal experts.
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‘Greta effect’ leads to boom in children’s environmental books 11 Aug 3:00am ‘Greta effect’ leads to boom in children’s environmental books
The 16-year-old climate change activist has galvanised young people to read more about saving the planet Some seek to convey the wonder of endangered animals while others give tips on how to tackle waste or tell tales of inspirational environmental activists. All are part of what children’s publishers are calling “the Greta Thunberg effect”: a boom in books aimed at empowering young people to save the planet.
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A bridge too far at Tintagel? Not according to English Heritage 11 Aug 2:59am A bridge too far at Tintagel? Not according to English Heritage
The charity hits back at accusations that it is turning Cornwall’s legendary castle into a ‘fairytale theme park’ It’s bold, it’s
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UK weather: heavy rain and strong winds disrupt rail network 11 Aug 2:31am UK weather: heavy rain and strong winds disrupt rail network
More than 70mm of rain falls in Cumbria on Saturday and rail services disrupted More than 70mm of rain fell in Cumbria on Saturday as the country was struck by unseasonable heavy rain and strong winds. The Met Office said the wettest part of the country was Spadeadam where 71.4mm fell on Saturday. This compares with an August average of 82.4mm in the region.
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Kashmir tensions spill over to Britain’s Pakistani and Indian communities 11 Aug 2:00am Kashmir tensions spill over to Britain’s Pakistani and Indian communities
The UK’s one million Kashmiris are feeling the repercussions of India’s shock move Ever since thousands of troops placed Indian-administered
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8chan, Trump, voter suppression: how white supremacy went mainstream in the US 11 Aug 2:00am 8chan, Trump, voter suppression: how white supremacy went mainstream in the US
The same anxiety that drives white supremacists has motivated Republicans to disenfranchise populations that don’t vote for them Before he opened fire on an El Paso, Texas shopping center, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more, the accused gunman, Patrick Crusius, allegedly posted a manifesto online explicitly stating his motivation: he was trying to stop a “Hispanic invasion of Texas”. In April, another shooter attacked a synagogue in Poway, California, killing one woman and wounding three other people. In his a “manifesto” attributed to him, he claimed he was responding to the “meticulously planned genocide of the European race”. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in October 2018, still another shooter attacked a synagogue that he chose deliberately because the congregation helped with refugee relocation. He wrote online that they were trying to “bring invaders in that kill our people”. The man who murdered 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year, called immigration an “assault on the European people”..
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11 Aug 1:46am Williams to face Andreescu in Toronto final
Serena Williams beats qualifier Marie Bouzkova to set up a Rogers Cup final against Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu.
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Palestinian militants killed on Gaza border, Israeli military says 11 Aug 1:29am Updated Palestinian militants killed on Gaza border, Israeli military says
For the second time in two days soldiers opened fire on armed militants, defence forces say
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11 Aug 1:24am Are women better ultra-endurance athletes than men?
Fiona Kolbinger won a 2,485-mile cycling race by 10 hours this week. Her case is far from isolated.
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May I have a word about… our love affair with the French language | Jonathan Bouquet 11 Aug 1:00am May I have a word about… our love affair with the French language | Jonathan Bouquet
We Brits are happy to assimilate French words, so why do they find it so hard to reciprocate? There’s nothing quite so guffaw-making to an Anglo-Saxon sensibility in need of its funny bone being tickled than a French worthy having a fit of the vapours. Last week didn’t disappoint. And all over the delightful word “love”. Apparently, French online advertisers prefer it to “
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Sydney man charged with murdering his elderly parents 11 Aug 12:33am Sydney man charged with murdering his elderly parents
David Reid is due to face Sutherland local court charged with two counts of murder A man will remain behind bars for at least another night after he was charged with murdering his parents in Sydney’s south. The bodies of the 71-year-old woman and 75-year-old man were discovered with multiple injuries in a Sutherland home on Tuesday 6 August by police officers conducting a welfare check.
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11 Aug 12:17am Updated A hermit nation ruled by an egomaniac: Is Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse?
Men in white fur caps proudly ride horses across the steppe, rows of modern machinery glisten, Barbie-pink flamingos strut before clear blue skies and a white yacht cuts through the turquoise waters of the Caspian Sea.
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Yemeni Separatists Oust Government in Key City, Complicating Peace Efforts 11 Aug 12:07am Updated Yemeni Separatists Oust Government in Key City, Complicating Peace Efforts
The government no longer has a foothold in two of the country’s most important cities, even though it is internationally recognized.
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‘A Civil War Within a Civil War’ as Fighting Rages in Southern Yemen 11 Aug 12:03am Updated ‘A Civil War Within a Civil War’ as Fighting Rages in Southern Yemen
Dozens have been killed as two forces that are supposed to be allies clashed in the city of Aden.
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Protests, clashes and lack of trust: the new normal for Hong Kong 11 Aug 12:00am Protests, clashes and lack of trust: the new normal for Hong Kong
One of the world’s busiest cities has grown unusually quiet as more and more people stay at home It was the third night in a row that Biyanca Chu’s neighbourhood, Wong Tai Sin, a working-class residential district in Hong Kong, had been taken over by police and protesters. The ground was littered with plastic bottles, broken umbrellas and teargas canisters as the two sides faced off. Chu, 22, slight in an all-black outfit, climbed over a road barrier, took off her baseball cap and slipped a gas mask on. “Are you ready to go to the frontline?” she asked her companions and they disappeared. Within half an hour, the police began firing rounds of teargas and rubber bullets, charging and making arrests, until the group dispersed.
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