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Climate strike: Thousands protest across UK (1 hour 58 minutes old)

Schoolchildren and workers down tools and walk out of lessons, demanding "climate justice for all".

Brexit: EU and UK 'share common purpose' (1 hour 51 minutes old)

Both sides promise to look for an agreement ahead of 31 October, following a meeting in Brussels.

Harman 'will not back down' from Commons Speaker race (3 hours old)

Labour's ex-deputy leader is urged by her local party to withdraw her bid to replace John Bercow.

Thomas Cook races to secure more rescue funds (2 hours old)

The travel firm faces administration unless it finds another £200m demanded by bank creditors.

Tax cuts sugar in drinks, but we still eat more (2 hours old)

Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.

Boy with skin-peeling condition sent 18,000 cards (15 hours old)

Rhys has epidermolysis bullosa, a painful, life-limiting condition that has left him unable to walk.

Conservative Party targets over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads (14 hours old)

Political parties’ Facebook ad campaigns are gearing up ahead of any election, BBC News research reveals.

Trump denies promise that led to formal complaint from intelligence official (1 hour 53 minutes old)

Reports say the complaint relates to a July call with Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelensky.

GCSEs: 100,000 pupils a year leaving 'without basic qualifications' (1 hour 53 minutes old)

Children's commissioner says there has been a "shameful" rise in teenagers without qualifications.

Ivan Girga: Killer driver with 25 points kept licence (2 hours old)

Ivan Girga drove his VW Golf at 72mph in a 30mph zone and was overtaking cars before the crash.

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The Guardian

Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and school students lead climate crisis protest – live updates (1 hour 15 minutes old)

Millions of people from Sydney to Manila, Dhaka to London and New York are marching for urgent action on climate breakdownWhy the Guardian is changing its environment languageHow you can get involved | Are you taking part in today’s protests?Please support the Guardian’s independent journalism 2.33pm BST Thousands of French youngsters skipped school to march through Paris. Claude Guyon, a cinema decorator and sculptor was dressed as a Brazilian tribal leader and carried a “sacred rattle”. He said: I’m here to represent the guardians of the Earth from north and south America. The tribal leader,[...]

The climate crisis explained in 10 charts (17 hours old)

From the rise and rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutionsGlobal climate strike: Greta Thunberg and students march to protest climate change – live updatesThe level of CO2 has been rising since the industrial revolution and is now at its highest for about 4 million years. The rate of the rise is even more striking – the fastest for 66m years – with scientists saying we are in “uncharted territory”. Continue reading...

Climate change is morally wrong. It is time for a carbon abolition movement | Eric Beinhocker (4 hours old)

Those who fought against slavery did not agonise over the costs and benefits. Their goal was clear: make it illegalHuman-induced climate change is a moral wrong. It involves one group of humans harming others. People of this generation harming those in future generations. People in the developed world harming those in the developing world. Each of us is emitting carbon that is harming those caught in climate-driven superstorms, floods, droughts and conflicts. And there’s the greatest moral wrong of all – the mass extinction event we have triggered that harms all life on Earth.Yet until recentl[...]

Fresh Brexit talks row as UK asks EU to keep its proposals secret (4 hours old)

Downing Street tells Brussels negotiators documents must not be shared with 27 statesDowning Street’s secrecy over its “underwhelming” Brexit proposals has caused a fresh rupture in the negotiations in Brussels.The row centres on a demand that the EU’s negotiating team treat a long-awaited cache of documents outlining the UK’s latest ideas as “Her Majesty’s government property”. Continue reading...

Mass protests in Spain after 19 women are murdered by partners (5 hours old)

‘Feminist emergency’ demonstrations follow series of high-profile rape casesProtesters will take to the streets of more than 250 towns and cities across Spain on Friday to declare a “feminist emergency” after a series of high-profile rape cases and a summer in which 19 women were murdered by current or former partners.Organisers are aiming to “turn the night purple” – the colour of the feminist movement – to raise the alarm and protest against apathy, indifference and a lack of attention from politicians and the media. Continue reading...

Conservative members suspended for online Islamophobia (5 hours old)

Move comes as former Tory MEP accuses serving minister of anti-Muslim commentsA number of Conservative party members have been suspended for posting or endorsing Islamophobic content online.The BBC was passed details of a number of incidents by an anonymous Twitter user, and it highlighted more than 20 new cases to the Conservative party after independently verifying them. Continue reading...

Thomas Cook in talks to stave off collapse (5 hours old)

Failure would result in UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation of 150,000 holidaymakersLatest business news – live updatesThe government and the aviation watchdog are drawing up plans for the biggest UK peacetime repatriation if Thomas Cook collapses, with 150,000 people currently on holidays overseas with the travel company.Thomas Cook is holding last-minute talks to stave off a bankruptcy that could happen as soon as this weekend unless it secures £200m in extra funding. Continue reading...

Chinese journalists to be tested on loyalty to Xi Jinping (2 hours old)

Exam will test journalists on president’s teachings on socialism and propagandaChinese journalists will soon be required to pass a test grading their understanding of Xi Jinping Thought, the socialist teachings espoused by the country’s leader.A notice from China’s media regulator has been sent to more than a dozen state-owned news organisations in Beijing over the last month. It instructs employees to prepare to take an exam on the “study Xi” propaganda app, launched earlier this year, in order to have their press credential renewed. Continue reading...

Bill de Blasio ends his 2020 presidential campaign (2 hours old)

New York City mayor told MSNBC’s Morning Joe ‘it’s clearly not my time’ after struggling to gain traction in a crowded fieldNew York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, is ending his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.De Blasio struggled to gain traction in a sprawling field of Democrats seeking the presidency. He announced his decision in an MSNBC interview on Friday. Continue reading...

Child deaths double inside six months at Syria's al-Hawl camp (4 hours old)

Aid agency calls for urgent upscaling of inadequate healthcare at refuge housing women and children displaced by fall of IsisThe number of children under five dying in the al-Hawl refugee camp in northern Syria has more than doubled since March, according to data from the International Rescue Committee.Figures show that child mortality at the camp, which houses women and children displaced following the fall of Islamic State, rose from 142 deaths as of mid-March to 313 by the start of September. Continue reading...

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Fury as rapper Slowthai holds up Boris Johnson's SEVERED HEAD (1 hour 22 minutes old)

The award-nominated artist held up the provocative mask on stage at the of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson aloft as he took to the stage and addressed the crowd in London.

Thousands of people watch TV streaming services using their former lover's account, study shows  (1 hour 22 minutes old)

Thousands of people are logging into TV streaming services like Netflix using their former partner's details after relationships end, a study has found.

Apple's reputation plummets in China due to Washington's trade war with Beijing (4 hours old)

The US technology giant's popularity slipped 19 places in the space of two years among patriotic Chinese consumers as the tariff battle between the world's two largest economies escalated.

Parents' reliance on AI means some children are starting school unable to speak in sentences (6 hours old)

A survey found that families are relying on the virtual assistant to entertain their children - while some four and five-year-olds try to 'swipe' books as they are so addicted to mobile phones.

Pupils sign petition to stop Piers Morgan's old school from forcing 'gender neutral' trousers (7 hours old)

Hundreds of students at Priory School in Lewes, West Sussex have protested for their 'right to choose whether they wish to wear a skirt or trousers', after the school made trousers mandatory.

Residents of Suffolk council region 'Babergh' are demanding a name change... (7 hours old)

The small district council of Babergh is now considering spending thousands of pounds on a new name after claims that people don't know how to pronounce it.

Sussex Police text warnings to drug users when their numbers are found in dealers' phones  (7 hours old)

Sussex Police have begun sending the texts to warn drug users about child exploitation. The texts are sent after the force successfully applies for a court order to disconnect a drug dealers' phone.

No wonder Queen is not amused Prime Ministers are meant to keep quiet says RICHARD KAY (8 hours old)

RICHARD KAY: The Queen has always strived to be above politics. At the time of the referendum, Buckingham Palace was at great pains to stress that it was a matter for the Scottish people

National Lottery winner conned his way to £2.5million on fake ticket using Camelot insider (8 hours old)

Edward Putman, (pictured filming members of the press outside court today) 54, of Hertfordshire, claimed the jackpot on 28 August 2009 - just 10 days before his ticket from 11 March was due to expire.

Keir Starmer pockets £6,000 for 15 hours legal work on top of his MP's salary (8 hours old)

Labour Brexit spokesman Sir Keir Starmer was paid almost £6,000 for just 15 hours of legal work on the side of his role as MP for Holborn and St Pancras, which earns him a salary of £79,000.

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BBC News - UK

Brexit: EU and UK 'share common purpose' (1 hour 51 minutes old)

Both sides promise to look for an agreement ahead of 31 October, following a meeting in Brussels.

Climate strike: Thousands protest across UK (1 hour 58 minutes old)

Schoolchildren and workers down tools and walk out of lessons, demanding "climate justice for all".

Tax cuts sugar in drinks, but we still eat more (2 hours old)

Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.

Oor Wullie statue: Tom Gilzean's family outbid at auction (2 hours old)

The family of fundraiser Tom Gilzean had wanted the sculpture to stay on Edinburgh's Princes Street.

GCSEs: 100,000 pupils a year leaving 'without basic qualifications' (1 hour 53 minutes old)

Children's commissioner says there has been a "shameful" rise in teenagers without qualifications.

UKIP holds conference amidst row over leader's no-show (2 hours old)

New leader Richard Braine's non-attendance due to "low ticket sales" is described as "an insult".

RBS is first UK big four bank to be led by a woman (2 hours old)

Alison Rose will replace Ross McEwan as chief executive of the state-owned lender.

Thomas Cook races to secure more rescue funds (2 hours old)

The travel firm faces administration unless it finds another £200m demanded by bank creditors.

Harman 'will not back down' from Commons Speaker race (3 hours old)

Labour's ex-deputy leader is urged by her local party to withdraw her bid to replace John Bercow.

Ivan Girga: Killer driver with 25 points kept licence (2 hours old)

Ivan Girga drove his VW Golf at 72mph in a 30mph zone and was overtaking cars before the crash.

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World news | The Guardian

Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and school students lead climate crisis protest – live updates (1 hour 10 minutes old)

Millions of people from Sydney to Manila, Dhaka to London and New York are marching for urgent action on climate breakdownWhy the Guardian is changing its environment languageHow you can get involved | Are you taking part in today’s protests?Please support the Guardian’s independent journalism 2.38pm BST Nick from Norwich asked:How can I join in the strike in a non-unionised office where no one cares about climate change without getting the sack?How will we make our nuclear power plants safe if this civilisation collapses? How does the hydrological cycle fit in? Can regenerative agriculture h[...]

Fresh Brexit talks row as UK asks EU to keep its proposals secret (4 hours old)

Downing Street tells Brussels negotiators documents must not be shared with 27 statesDowning Street’s secrecy over its “underwhelming” Brexit proposals has caused a fresh rupture in the negotiations in Brussels.The row centres on a demand that the EU’s negotiating team treat a long-awaited cache of documents outlining the UK’s latest ideas as “Her Majesty’s government property”. Continue reading...

Mass protests in Spain after 19 women are murdered by partners (5 hours old)

‘Feminist emergency’ demonstrations follow series of high-profile rape casesProtesters will take to the streets of more than 250 towns and cities across Spain on Friday to declare a “feminist emergency” after a series of high-profile rape cases and a summer in which 19 women were murdered by current or former partners.Organisers are aiming to “turn the night purple” – the colour of the feminist movement – to raise the alarm and protest against apathy, indifference and a lack of attention from politicians and the media. Continue reading...

Trump whistleblower complaint: focus shifts to Ukraine amid Giuliani claims (1 hour 12 minutes old)

Rumours over Trump’s reported promise to foreign leader mounts as his personal lawyer appears to admit to pressing Ukraine to investigate Joe BidenSpeculation in Washington is at fever pitch over the reports that Donald Trump’s promise to a foreign leader so troubled a US intelligence official that it prompted a whistleblower complaint, with the focus now shifting to Ukraine.Top Democrats could go to court in an attempt to force details of the complaint to be revealed to Congress, after the acting director of intelligence refused to be forthcoming in a closed door hearing on Capitol Hill on Th[...]

Trudeau says he can't recall how many times he wore blackface makeup (8 hours old)

Footage emerges of third instance of Canadian prime minister in blackface, with one month to go before election• How will Justin Trudeau’s blackface photos affect Canada’s election?Justin Trudeau is scrambling to halt further damage to his re-election campaign after a string of racist images from his past put Canada’s image-conscious prime minister at the centre of yet another scandal.Less than five weeks before the federal election on 21 October, the Liberal leader’s campaign was rocked when images emerged of Trudeau wearing blackface makeup. Continue reading...

Chinese journalists to be tested on loyalty to Xi Jinping (2 hours old)

Exam will test journalists on president’s teachings on socialism and propagandaChinese journalists will soon be required to pass a test grading their understanding of Xi Jinping Thought, the socialist teachings espoused by the country’s leader.A notice from China’s media regulator has been sent to more than a dozen state-owned news organisations in Beijing over the last month. It instructs employees to prepare to take an exam on the “study Xi” propaganda app, launched earlier this year, in order to have their press credential renewed. Continue reading...

Group of US women sue 'amateur' porn producer over 'coercion and lies' (2 hours old)

San Diego court hears GirlsDoPorn released ‘amateur-style’ films of the women online, despite allegedly promising they would only be seen on specialist DVDs US porn makers are being sued for $22m (£17.5m) over allegations that they lied and coerced a group of young women into making “amateur-style” pornographic films.In court this week, a woman known as Jane Doe 1 described how the humiliation led to her abandoning her career in law and drove her to two suicide attempts. Continue reading...

Nigerian army orders closure of aid agency for 'aiding terrorism' (1 hour 43 minutes old)

Action Against Hunger urges authorities to allow ‘life-saving’ work to continue after sanction imposed without ‘notice or explanation’ The Nigerian army has ordered Action Against Hunger to close its main office in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, amid allegations the group has been “aiding and abetting terrorism”.Soldiers forced the organisation to stop its work in the region on 18 September. Continue reading...

Indonesian president postpones plans to outlaw extramarital sex (5 hours old)

Apparent climbdown follows wave of anger and criticism over draconian draft lawsIndonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, has ordered his government to postpone the ratification of a deeply controversial criminal code that would outlaw living together outside marriage, extramarital sex and insulting the president.The apparent climbdown came in a surprise address at the state palace on Friday afternoon, and follows an outpouring of anger and criticism about the draconian draft laws. Continue reading...

Hong Kong protests: tech war opens up with doxxing of protesters and police (8 hours old)

Campaigns to expose personal details of those on both sides of protests skyrocket, with nearly 1,000 cases being investigatedHong Kong has seen an unprecedented wave of doxxing – the malicious spread of private information online – since anti-government protests began in early June.Social media forums such as LIHKG, a Reddit-like website, and encrypted apps such as Telegram have played a critical role in organising the leaderless protest movement but are now being used to share names, photos, phone numbers, ages and the occupation of individuals on both sides of the protest line. Continue read[...]

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