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Jeremy Hunt wants 'malign' Russia to face tougher sanctions (9 hours old)

The foreign secretary urges the EU to copy Washington's response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Brexit: NHS managers warn about impact of no deal (1 hour 34 minutes old)

Leaving the EU without a deal would make it harder to stop the spread of diseases, NHS boss is told.

Italy bridge collapse: CCTV shows moment disaster struck (13 hours old)

Images from two angles on a nearby building show the moment the motorway bridge came down.

Love Island cliche 'puts off female firefighters', says brigade chief (2 hours old)

An advertisement for Harpic was also criticised by London Fire Brigade boss Dany Cotton.

Women 'being denied Caesarean choice' (4 hours old)

Only 26% of maternity units follow guidelines that allow women to choose to have a Caesarean.

MTV VMAs: Madonna's 'self-indulgent' Aretha tribute & Camila Cabello wins (2 hours old)

Some people don't think the Queen of Pop gave the Queen of Soul enough R-E-S-P-E-C-T at MTV's VMAs.

Eltham hammer attack: Man charged with attempted murder (7 hours old)

Joe Xuereb faces two counts of attempted murder after a mother and daughter were critically injured.

UK can be '21st Century exporting superpower', says Liam Fox (2 hours old)

The international trade secretary outlines post-Brexit aspirations - but businesses ask for help.

Mueller inquiry: Trump fears 'perjury trap' in Russia inquiry (5 hours old)

The US president also suggested he could take over the investigation into alleged Russian meddling.

Man Utd board backs Mourinho (3 hours old)

Manager Jose Mourinho retains the full backing of Manchester United's board and the club are not considering Zinedine Zidane as a replacement.

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Hunt to call on Trump to impose fresh sanctions on Russia (9 hours old)

UK foreign secretary will also ask US president to tighten rules on online election advertisingThe British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is to urge Donald Trump to face down Moscow’s threat to western values by imposing wider economic sanctions against Russia and agreeing new rules to protect the legitimacy of democratic elections.In a speech in Washington on Tuesday during his first visit since taking over from Boris Johnson as the UK’s most senior diplomat, Hunt will specifically call for tighter regulation of online political advertising and new measures to prevent cyber attacks on electo[...]

Tuesday briefing: Alarm over £19bn in hidden household debt (3 hours old)

Citizens Advice says government not keeping track … irony noted as Melania Trump warns of social media pitfalls … and meet the new mothers in their 50sHello, it’s Warren Murray getting you into the news this morning. Continue reading...

NHS unprepared for no-deal Brexit, leaked letter warns (2 hours old)

Letter highlights risk of drug shortages and spread of diseaseHospitals face running out of drugs in a chaotic no-deal Brexit, the group that represents NHS hospital and ambulance service has privately warned.Poor co-ordination by ministers and health service bosses means there has been a failure to prepare for the UK to be left without a Brexit deal, a leaked letter from NHS Providers said. Continue reading...

Melania decries 'destructive' social media amid Trump Twitter attacks (8 hours old)

US first lady speaks on pitfalls of social media, while her husband uses it to attack former CIA head John BrennanMelania Trump has issued a warning over the destructive power of social media on the same day her husband used Twitter to attack John Brennan as “the worst CIA director in our country’s history” and a political “hack”.The US first lady was speaking at a federal conference on cyberbullying in Maryland. Continue reading...

Kerala: more than 1m people flee to relief camps to escape floods (1 hour 38 minutes old)

Receding waters reveal scale of devastation as monsoon floods leave more than 410 deadMore than 1 million people have packed into relief camps to escape the devastating monsoon floods in India’s south-western state of Kerala, where more than 410 people have died.About 50,000 homes have been destroyed, according to one official in Kerala, and people are flocking to the camps as the scale of the desolation is revealed by receding waters. Continue reading...

Asia Argento: police investigate sexual assault claim against actor (3 hours old)

Authorities will speak to Jimmy Bennett after learning no police report was filed at time of alleged 2013 assault Police are looking into sexual assault allegations by a young actor against Italian actor Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement. Related: #MeToo leaders say Asia Argento abuse claim should not discredit movement Continue reading...

Chechnya attacks carried out by children as young as 11, say officials (1 hour 53 minutes old)

Islamic State blamed for targeting children with online recruiting campaignsA series of coordinated attacks in Chechnya this week were carried out by teenagers and children as young as 11, local officials said, blaming a campaign of online recruiting by extremist groups.Islamic State claimed responsibility for three separate attacks in the Russian republic on Monday. Continue reading...

Standoff in Italy as Salvini refuses to let in refugees after coastguard ship docks (7 hours old)

Interior minister wants EU states to agree to take 177 refugees and migrants onboard An Italian coastguard ship with 177 people on board has docked in the Sicilian seaport of Catania, but Italy's far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini has not given authorisation for the refugees and migrants to disembark.The passengers, who have been stuck on the coastguard boat Ubaldo Diciotti for five days will not be allowed on land until “Europe steps in to help’’, Salvini said. Continue reading...

Met police sets 2019 date for hearings into death of Sean Rigg in 2008 (2 hours old)

Five officers charged with gross misconduct after musician died in police custody 10 years agoThe family of a man who died in police custody a decade ago will have to wait until at least 2019 to see officers face a disciplinary hearing, the Guardian has learned.Sean Rigg, 40, died 10 years ago on 21 August after restraint by officers in London. The Metropolitan police has decided five officers will face gross misconduct charges, but not until January 2019 at the earliest. An investigation by the police watchdog found police should face claims including use of excessive force. Continue reading.[...]

Investors betting against Tesla made $1.09bn since Elon Musk's tweet (1 hour 50 minutes old)

Musk tweeted on 7 August that he had ‘secured’ funding to take the company private, but so far no offer has been madeInvestors betting on a fall in Tesla’s share price have made $1.09bn since 7 August, when Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted he had “secured” funding to take the troubled company private.The electric car company’s soared 11% to $379 after Musk’s so-called “Tesla tweet” that he had “funding secured” to buy out investors at $420 share. But that tweet – now the subject of legal action and a regulatory inquiry – so far has not led to an offer and Tesla’s stock has fallen 19% to $308 sh[...]

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Jeremy Hunt wants 'malign' Russia to face tougher sanctions (9 hours old)

The foreign secretary urges the EU to copy Washington's response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Eltham hammer attack: Man charged with attempted murder (7 hours old)

Joe Xuereb faces two counts of attempted murder after a mother and daughter were critically injured.

Women 'being denied Caesarean choice' (4 hours old)

Only 26% of maternity units follow guidelines that allow women to choose to have a Caesarean.

No school for five years for Antrim boy with autism (3 hours old)

Callum, 12, was suspended in primary four and has not been able to return to education since.

Three injured in shooting near Kingsbury Tube station (7 hours old)

Police say the shooting near Kingsbury Tube station in Brent is "not terror-related".

Love Island cliche 'puts off female firefighters', says brigade chief (2 hours old)

An advertisement for Harpic was also criticised by London Fire Brigade boss Dany Cotton.

UK can be '21st Century exporting superpower', says Liam Fox (2 hours old)

The international trade secretary outlines post-Brexit aspirations - but businesses ask for help.

Brexit: NHS managers warn about impact of no deal (1 hour 34 minutes old)

Leaving the EU without a deal would make it harder to stop the spread of diseases, NHS boss is told.

Crime at airports has doubled in two years (8 hours old)

Vehicle crime and possession of weapons are among the types seeing the biggest rise since 2015.

Only 6% of people work 9am - 5pm (9 hours old)

Just 6% of UK workers now work the traditional hours of 9am to 5pm, research suggests.

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World news | The Guardian

Hunt to call on Trump to impose fresh sanctions on Russia (9 hours old)

UK foreign secretary will also ask US president to tighten rules on online election advertisingThe British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is to urge Donald Trump to face down Moscow’s threat to western values by imposing wider economic sanctions against Russia and agreeing new rules to protect the legitimacy of democratic elections.In a speech in Washington on Tuesday during his first visit since taking over from Boris Johnson as the UK’s most senior diplomat, Hunt will specifically call for tighter regulation of online political advertising and new measures to prevent cyber attacks on electo[...]

Standoff in Italy as Salvini refuses to let in refugees after coastguard ship docks (7 hours old)

Interior minister wants EU states to agree to take 177 refugees and migrants onboard An Italian coastguard ship with 177 people on board has docked in the Sicilian seaport of Catania, but Italy's far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini has not given authorisation for the refugees and migrants to disembark.The passengers, who have been stuck on the coastguard boat Ubaldo Diciotti for five days will not be allowed on land until “Europe steps in to help’’, Salvini said. Continue reading...

Rockets fired at Afghan presidential palace in Kabul during Eid speech (1 hour 35 minutes old)

Police blame Taliban for attack heard in live broadcast of Ashraf Ghani’s address The Taliban fired a pair of rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police have said. No injuries were reported in the attack.The first rocket landed somewhere near the presidency, the second near a Nato compound and the US embassy in Kabul but no one was hurt, said police official Jan Agha. Continue reading...

Melania decries 'destructive' social media amid Trump Twitter attacks (8 hours old)

US first lady speaks on pitfalls of social media, while her husband uses it to attack former CIA head John BrennanMelania Trump has issued a warning over the destructive power of social media on the same day her husband used Twitter to attack John Brennan as “the worst CIA director in our country’s history” and a political “hack”.The US first lady was speaking at a federal conference on cyberbullying in Maryland. Continue reading...

Kerala: more than 1m people flee to relief camps to escape floods (1 hour 38 minutes old)

Receding waters reveal scale of devastation as monsoon floods leave more than 410 deadMore than 1 million people have packed into relief camps to escape the devastating monsoon floods in India’s south-western state of Kerala, where more than 410 people have died.About 50,000 homes have been destroyed, according to one official in Kerala, and people are flocking to the camps as the scale of the desolation is revealed by receding waters. Continue reading...

Asia Argento: police investigate sexual assault claim against actor (3 hours old)

Authorities will speak to Jimmy Bennett after learning no police report was filed at time of alleged 2013 assault Police are looking into sexual assault allegations by a young actor against Italian actor Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement. Related: #MeToo leaders say Asia Argento abuse claim should not discredit movement Continue reading...

Taiwan further isolated as El Salvador switches allegiance to China (4 hours old)

Just 17 countries recognise Taiwan after El Salvador ties foundered on financial aidEl Salvador and Taiwan have severed official ties, with the central American country switching its diplomatic allegiance to China.Taiwan’s foreign minister, Joseph Wu, said on Monday that Taipei had terminated bilateral ties with El Salvador and was recalling all staff from the country. Continue reading...

'Mortally wounded': Australian PM survives leadership challenge but threat remains (3 hours old)

Malcolm Turnbull sees off attempted coup by his home affairs minister, but could face another vote on his premiership in daysThe Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has survived a leadership challenge from his hardline conservative home affairs minister, but has been “mortally wounded” by the attempted coup and could face another attempt on his job within days.In a tumultuous day in Canberra,Turnbull narrowly avoided losing the party leadership during an internal party room vote to Peter Dutton, winning 48 to 35, but the result did little to quell speculation of further attacks. Continu[...]

Chechnya attacks carried out by children as young as 11, say officials (1 hour 53 minutes old)

Islamic State blamed for targeting children with online recruiting campaignsA series of coordinated attacks in Chechnya this week were carried out by teenagers and children as young as 11, local officials said, blaming a campaign of online recruiting by extremist groups.Islamic State claimed responsibility for three separate attacks in the Russian republic on Monday. Continue reading...

Investors betting against Tesla made $1.09bn since Elon Musk's tweet (1 hour 50 minutes old)

Musk tweeted on 7 August that he had ‘secured’ funding to take the company private, but so far no offer has been madeInvestors betting on a fall in Tesla’s share price have made $1.09bn since 7 August, when Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted he had “secured” funding to take the troubled company private.The electric car company’s soared 11% to $379 after Musk’s so-called “Tesla tweet” that he had “funding secured” to buy out investors at $420 share. But that tweet – now the subject of legal action and a regulatory inquiry – so far has not led to an offer and Tesla’s stock has fallen 19% to $308 sh[...]

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