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Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament (2 hours old)

The ex-Soviet president says scrapping a Cold War missile deal will undermine nuclear disarmament.

Red Funnel ferry hits yachts at Cowes harbour (4 hours old)

None of the 40 passengers onboard were hurt and the vessel has been refloated.

Brexit: Hold your nerve, Raab tells 'jittery' Tories (3 hours old)

Brexit secretary says "the end is in sight" in talks with the EU and MPs should wait to see the deal.

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis (2 hours old)

The UK, France and Germany demand urgent clarification on how Jamal Khashoggi died.

Ryanair flight: 'Racial abuse passenger' referred to police (7 hours old)

A man was filmed shouting abuse at a black woman in an incident that has been referred to police.

Teen Awards: Little Mix, BTS and Cardi B winners at Radio 1 awards (4 hours old)

The winners were chosen by Radio 1 listeners, who also voted Cardi B as the most entertaining celeb.

David Beckham admits marriage 'hard work' (3 hours old)

Retired footballer gives candid interview to Australian TV show ahead of Invictus Games appearance.

'Headless chicken sea monster' captured on film (5 hours old)

A deep-sea swimming sea cucumber has been filmed in the Southern Ocean off East Antarctica for the first time.

Royal tour: Meghan takes morning off as Harry goes solo in Sydney (10 hours old)

Harry poses in 'budgie smugglers', while pregnant Meghan takes some time to rest on their Aussie tour.

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18 (5 hours old)

More than 170 others are injured, authorities say, amid reports some people are still trapped.

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The Guardian

Trauma doctors reveal horror of knife crime 'epidemic' (1 hour 24 minutes old)

Exclusive: number of stabbing victims with life-threatening injuries rises sharply in two yearsThe number of stabbing victims with life-threatening injuries treated by specialist trauma doctors has increased by 34% in two years, according to NHS figures obtained by the Guardian.Doctors are also reporting an increase in the severity of attacks, with victims increasingly arriving in hospital with multiple puncture wounds Continue reading...

People's Vote identifies 50 Tory MPs who could be swayed on Brexit (2 hours old)

After success of huge London march for second referendum, focus shifts to lobbyingCampaigners for a second Brexit referendum are hoping to harness the energy demonstrated by Saturday’s 700,000-strong march in London to lobby MPs in the run-up to a crucial Commons vote.The People’s Vote group will focus on 50 Conservative MPs – including five ministers – who they believe could be persuaded to vote for a second referendum should Theresa May’s final Brexit deal be voted down. Continue reading...

MPs press Hunt to take action against Saudis over Khashoggi affair (8 hours old)

Exclusive: Representatives of all opposition parties say ministers must change stanceThe government is facing renewed pressure over its continued ties to Saudi Arabia following the death of Jamal Khashoggi and the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, after all five main Westminster opposition parties signed an unprecedented joint letter calling for a change of stance.The foreign affairs representatives for Labour, the SNP, the Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Greens wrote to Jeremy Hunt saying it was “hard to imagine what crime the Saudi government would need to commit” for the UK government to condem[...]

Trump was 'playful' in praising assault on Guardian reporter, Ben Sasse says (1 hour 51 minutes old)

Nebraska senator: ‘People kind of tune most of it out’Sasse is author of book aiming to ‘heal’ political divideDonald Trump was being “playful” when he praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a Guardian reporter, said a Republican senator whose new book sets out to “heal” America’s glaring political divide. Related: 'He's my guy': Donald Trump praises Gianforte for assault on Guardian reporter Continue reading...

NHS denies flu vaccine shortage amid complaints over delays (3 hours old)

Patients outside of London say they have been unable to get jab due to short supplies The NHS and healthcare bodies have sought to offer assurances that there are adequate supplies of the flu vaccine amid mounting unease among older people who have been unable to get the jab at surgeries and pharmacies outside of London.Deliveries of this year’s adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) – a new, more effective vaccine that has been recommended for patients aged over 65 – have been staggered because there is only one supplier. Continue reading...

About 90% of buy-to-let lenders refuse loans to benefit claimants (1 hour 18 minutes old)

RLA calls on government to pressurise banks to end discriminatory practicesUrgent action is needed to tackle discrimination against benefit claimants by mortgage providers, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), which has found 90% of buy-to-let lenders will refuse a loan where a tenant is on housing benefit.On Saturday the Guardian revealed how NatWest told one landlord that she would either have to evict her tenant of two years, or take her mortgage business elsewhere, after a blanket ban by the bank on benefit claimants. Continue reading...

Sub-zero temperatures to bring end to warm UK autumn weather (2 hours old)

Strong winds will batter parts of northern England and Scotland, forecasters saySub-zero temperatures will reach some parts of the UK by the end of this week, bringing to an end a stretch of mild autumn weather.Temperatures look likely to fall below zero in some parts of the country by Friday, with forecasters saying a cold blast will make parts of the UK feel like they have been plunged into an early winter. Continue reading...

Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on plane (5 hours old)

Airline apparently did not remove passenger who abused woman on flightRyanair has referred a racist incident on one of its flights to Essex police, after facing criticism that it did little to prevent a male passenger inflicting a tirade of racist abuse on a 77-year-old woman.The airline apparently did not remove the passenger from the flight from Barcelona, instead moving the woman from her seat. Continue reading...

Actor Selma Blair reveals that she has multiple sclerosis (7 hours old)

MS diagnosis came in August but Hollywood star has lived with symptoms for yearsThe American actor Selma Blair has been praised for speaking candidly about having multiple sclerosis (MS).In an Instagram post the 46-year-old Cruel Intentions star said she had been officially diagnosed in August but had experienced symptoms for years. Continue reading...

Migrants building £2.6bn windfarm paid fraction of minimum wage (4 hours old)

Workers on Beatrice project in Scotland have included irregular migrants on under £5 an hourWorkers hired to build the flagship £2.6bn Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland have included migrants without proper immigration documents paid a fraction of the UK minimum wage, the Guardian can reveal.Offshore windfarming is one of the UK’s biggest growth industries, hailed by both the Conservatives and Labour as a priority for investment that will create thousands of jobs while also producing clean energy. Continue reading...

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BBC News - UK

Brexit: Hold your nerve, Raab tells 'jittery' Tories (3 hours old)

Brexit secretary says "the end is in sight" in talks with the EU and MPs should wait to see the deal.

Red Funnel ferry hits yachts at Cowes harbour (4 hours old)

None of the 40 passengers onboard were hurt and the vessel has been refloated.

David Beckham admits marriage 'hard work' (3 hours old)

Retired footballer gives candid interview to Australian TV show ahead of Invictus Games appearance.

Ryanair flight: 'Racial abuse passenger' referred to police (7 hours old)

A man was filmed shouting abuse at a black woman in an incident that has been referred to police.

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis (2 hours old)

The UK, France and Germany demand urgent clarification on how Jamal Khashoggi died.

Smoke billows from Newton Abbot warehouse blaze (4 hours old)

There are no reports of injuries said the fire service who sent eight crews to tackle the blaze.

'Disgust' after clinical waste found in Swindon street (4 hours old)

Several bags containing IV tubes and blood were found beside the wall of a shop.

Ninestiles school to enforce 'silent corridor' rule (7 hours old)

Pupils at Ninestiles in Birmingham will be given detention if caught speaking between classes.

Royal tour: Meghan takes morning off as Harry goes solo in Sydney (10 hours old)

Harry poses in 'budgie smugglers', while pregnant Meghan takes some time to rest on their Aussie tour.

Walthamstow crash: Man dies after not stopping for police (6 hours old)

A driver in his 30s dies shortly after failing to stop for police officers in north-east London.

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World news | The Guardian

Jamal Khashoggi death: give us the facts, western countries tell Saudis (1 hour 28 minutes old)

UK, France and Germany urge Riyadh to urgently clarify what happened to journalistThe UK, France and Germany have pressed Saudi Arabia to provide facts for its widely derided account of the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkey vowed to reveal the “naked truth” about what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.In an attempt to ease growing western doubts about the credibility of the Saudi position, the foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Fox News on Sunday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew nothing of any plan to kill Khashoggi, and that the wherea[...]

Trump was 'playful' in praising assault on Guardian reporter, Ben Sasse says (1 hour 51 minutes old)

Nebraska senator: ‘People kind of tune most of it out’Sasse is author of book aiming to ‘heal’ political divideDonald Trump was being “playful” when he praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a Guardian reporter, said a Republican senator whose new book sets out to “heal” America’s glaring political divide. Related: 'He's my guy': Donald Trump praises Gianforte for assault on Guardian reporter Continue reading...

Ditching nuclear arms treaty would be dangerous step, Russia warns US (4 hours old)

Deputy foreign minister insists Moscow has strictly observed missile treaty signed in 1987Senior Russian officials have lashed out at the United States after Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from an arms control treaty.The intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) treaty, signed in 1987, has historically kept nuclear missiles out of Europe. The US president has accused Russia of violating the treaty first and told reporters on Saturday that the US would “have to develop those weapons” in response. Continue reading...

Prostate cancer: radiotherapy could extend thousands of lives, study finds (4 hours old)

Use alongside traditional treatment in advanced cases ‘could benefit 3,000 men in UK’Radiotherapy could increase the chances of survival for thousands of men with prostate cancer that has already spread by the time they are diagnosed, new research suggests.Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men in the UK. About 47,000 are diagnosed every year and around 11,500 die. Significant numbers of men are not diagnosed until the cancer has spread, which reduces their chances of survival. Continue reading...

Catalonia's independence struggle has hit Barcelona's reputation, says Valls (7 hours old)

Mayoral candidate says push for independence has left Catalonia looking inward Manuel Valls has warned that the Catalan independence movement’s “failed” attempts to bring about a sovereign republic have left the region frustrated and divided, hindering efforts to develop Barcelona as “a great European capital”.The former French prime minister, who is hoping to become Barcelona’s mayor in next year’s municipal elections, said the push for independence had caused deep divisions and left Catalonia looking inwards rather than outwards. Continue reading...

Actor Selma Blair reveals that she has multiple sclerosis (7 hours old)

MS diagnosis came in August but Hollywood star has lived with symptoms for yearsThe American actor Selma Blair has been praised for speaking candidly about having multiple sclerosis (MS).In an Instagram post the 46-year-old Cruel Intentions star said she had been officially diagnosed in August but had experienced symptoms for years. Continue reading...

Desperate Central American refugees cross into Mexico from river (2 hours old)

Thousands travelling in migrant caravan circumvent border gate in attempt to reach USA growing number of refugees from Central America have resumed their advance towards the US border in southern Mexico, despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border with Guatemala.The “caravan” swelled to about 5,000 overnight and they set out walking at first light on Sunday toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching back approximately a mile. Continue reading...

Conservatives must 'hold nerve' despite Brexit jitters, says Raab (8 hours old)

‘Now is time to play for the team,’ minister says as speculation about PM’s leadership continuesA party at war: could Brexit split spell end of the Tories? Dominic Raab has conceded that Conservative backbenchers have become jittery about the status of the Brexit negotiations but insisted “now is the time to play for the team” as speculation about Theresa May’s leadership continues.The Brexit secretary said the Tories needed to hold their nerve after weekend reports that hostile backbench MPs would try to force a leadership challenge. Forty-eight MPs are needed to force a vote of confidence in[...]

Eighteen people killed in Taiwan train derailment (5 hours old)

More than 170 people injured after Puyuma express service came off tracks on a bendEighteen have been killed and 171 injured in Taiwan after an express train derailed on a popular weekend route, officials said.The Puyuma service was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s south-east coast, when it came off the tracks at a curve at about 4.50pm local time. Continue reading...

France to investigate cause of upper limb defects in babies (5 hours old)

Explanation sought for concentration of cases in Loire-Atlantique, Ain and BrittanyFrance’s health minister has announced a new investigation into the births of several babies with upper limb defects in various parts of the country in recent years, saying it was “unacceptable” no cause had been found.Agnès Buzyn said she and her environment counterpart, François de Rugy, had decided to look more closely at what caused 14 babies to be born with stunted or missing arms since 2007, two weeks after health authorities said they had failed to find an explanation. Continue reading...

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