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New UK prime minister: Johnson and Hunt await Conservative leadership vote (1 hour 37 minutes old)

The winner of the contest to be Theresa May's successor in Downing Street will be revealed shortly.

Carl Beech: Liar, fraudster and paedophile (11 hours old)

Why did Carl Beech make false allegations of murder and sexual abuse against public figures?

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft (1 hour 36 minutes old)

Seoul says it scrambled jets and fired hundreds of rounds after a military plane twice violated its airspace.

UK weather: How to keep cool and carry on in a heatwave (4 hours old)

With temperatures set to soar in the coming days, how can the UK keep cool and carry on?

Van filled with drugs crashes into police car in Sydney (1 hour 55 minutes old)

Australian police recovered 273kg of methamphetamine after they tracked down the vehicle.

Lancaster University students' data stolen by cyber-thieves (1 hour 17 minutes old)

The university, which alerted police, was subject to a "sophisticated and malicious" phishing attack.

'Rape cases dropped' over police phone search demands (8 hours old)

Campaigners say investigations have stopped after complainants refused to hand over their devices.

Universal credit: Disabled people to get backdated benefit payments (2 hours old)

Thousands of universal credit claimants will get back payments after a court ruling of discrimination.

Chris Kraft: Key Apollo 11 director dies days after anniversary (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Chris Kraft was Nasa's first flight director and played a critical role in the first Moon landing.

Pledge to end smoking in England by 2030 (9 hours old)

The ambition is part of a range of measures to tackle the causes of preventable ill health.

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The Guardian

Skills minister Anne Milton resigns ahead of Boris Johnson's expected election as new UK PM – live news (1 hour 18 minutes old)

The day’s political developments as they happen, including Tory leadership and Theresa May’s final cabinet meeting as PM 11.42am BST From the Daily Mirror’s Pippa CrerarHere at Tory leadership announcement waiting for the inevitable. Question is how big Boris Johnson’s victory will be. If it’s big enough he’ll have authority to sack or demote critics and non-believers, starting with Jeremy Hunt. pic.twitter.com/3VlmPFvZ4x 11.40am BST In an extraordinary blog Vytenis Andriukaitis, the European commissioner for health and food safety, who is from Lithuania, suggests that Boris Johnson and his fe[...]

Jo Swinson rules out Lib Dem pact with Labour under Jeremy Corbyn (3 hours old)

New Lib Dem leader says Labour leader cannot be trusted on BrexitJo Swinson, the new Lib Dem leader, has again ruled out working with Jeremy Corbyn, branding him a Brexiter who cannot be trusted to fight for a second referendum to keep the UK in the EU.She said her door was open to MPs from other parties who wanted to work towards a second referendum. Continue reading...

Iran not seeking confrontation, Tehran says in message for Boris Johnson (6 hours old)

Foreign minister says Iran wants ‘normal relations based on mutual respect’ as tanker crisis continuesIran does not seek confrontation with Britain amid a row over seized tanker ships, foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday in a message directed at the presumed incoming prime minister, Boris Johnson.“It is very important for Boris Johnson as he enters 10 Downing Street to understand that Iran does not seek confrontation, that Iran wants normal relations based on mutual respect,” Zarif told reporters in Managua. Continue reading...

Testing four-year-olds to begin in September – but parents kept in dark (6 hours old)

Government says no obligation to tell families as 10,000 schools sign up to pilotsSophia is four and shy, especially around strangers. In September she starts school and Hayley Phillips, her mother, already worried about how her daughter will settle in, has found out she will have to sit a test.In the first six weeks of the new school year, four- and five-year-olds in nearly 10,000 schools, about half of the primary schools in England, will be taken out of class and asked questions for the new reception baseline assessment (RBA). Continue reading...

£680m of UK foreign aid spent on fossil fuel projects – study (6 hours old)

Cafod says UK is saddling poorer nations with outdated, polluting technologiesThe British government has spent £680m of its foreign aid budget on fossil fuel projects since 2010, according to analysis that highlights the UK’s failure to align diplomatic, trade and aid policies with the goals of the Paris climate agreement.Britain allocated more overseas development cash to oil and gas in the two years after signing the 2015 agreement than it had in the previous five, according to the study commissioned by the Catholic development agency Cafod and carried out by the Overseas Development Institu[...]

UK weather: country braces for heatwave as school holidays begin (5 hours old)

Temperatures to reach 33C on Tuesday, 34C on Wednesday and 35C on ThursdayRecord-breaking temperatures could hit parts of Britain for the rest of the week as the school holidays get under way in much of the country.Temperatures will increase as the week progresses, according to forecasters, reaching highs of 33C (91.4F) on Tuesday, 34C on Wednesday and 35C on Thursday. Continue reading...

New UK nuclear plants could be paid for upfront by consumers (2 hours old)

Government plans to attract investors by making taxpayer help pay for cost overrunsThe government has confirmed plans for consumers to begin paying for new nuclear reactors before they are built, and for taxpayers to pay a share of any cost overruns or construction delays.In a consultation document launched on Monday night, officials said the model is “essential” to attract private investors to back the UK’s new nuclear ambitions at a price that is affordable for bill payers. The public purse would also compensate nuclear investors if the project was scrapped. Continue reading...

EU countries agree plan to handle migrants and refugees (3 hours old)

Macron says 14 states back mechanism to redistribute people saved in MediterraneanThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said European countries have made progress on plans to redistribute refugees rescued in the Mediterranean, efforts criticised by Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini.The question of what to do with the thousands of refugees still attempting to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean has drawn a sharp response in some countries, with Italy saying it is bearing the brunt of the problem while its EU partners do little to help. Continue reading...

South Korea jets fire warning shots at Russian military plane (4 hours old)

Seoul says fighter planes twice warned off Russian bomber while Chinese aircraft also flew over east coastSouth Korean jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane violated South Korea’s airspace, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries.Three Russian military planes – two Tu-95 bombers and an A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft – initially entered South Korea’s air defence identification zone off its east coast before the A-50 entered the country’s territorial sky, the defence ministry said. Continue reading...

Three deaths and disappearance of two teenagers in Canada might be linked, say police (9 hours old)

Bearded man seen talking to murdered Australian on remote highway has emerged as the key to solving mystery Police in Canada are investigating three suspicious deaths and the disappearance of two teenagers which took place within days of each other along a remote Canadian highway.At a press conference on Monday, representatives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the two cases might be linked, despite earlier assurances that there was “nothing to indicate” that the double murder of Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, and US citizen Chynna Deese, 24, was related to the discovery of a burning car[...]

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Theresa May offers academic Roger Scruton his old job back after false allegations (1 hour 52 minutes old)

In one of her last acts as Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May invited Sir Roger Scruton to return to his job advising ministers on how to build better homes.

Murder victim son whose stepfather killed his mother joins the police to stop other women suffering (2 hours old)

PC Mike Taggart, 37, is now heading up a police force strategic abuse team in Wales. His mother, Donna Crist, 36, was murdered by her domestic abuser husband when she asked for a divorce.

Lib Dem leadership: Jo Swinson vows to 'stop Boris and stop Brexit' (2 hours old)

Jo Swinson said her 'number one priority' will be 'stopping Boris and stopping Brexit' after she was elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Paramedic confiscates terrifying giant machete from patient who was on synthetic drug Black Mamba  (2 hours old)

Ayaz the paramedic posted a video of the foot-long machete to social media. He also found a blade from a broken pair of scissors while searching the man's bag in Birmingham city centre.

Boris Johnson expected to be confirmed as Prime Minister at 11.45am today (2 hours old)

Barring a last-minute shock, Mr Johnson (pictured) is set to be named as the Conservative's new leader this morning following a six-week contest that has been dominated by Brexit.

Cruel carer, 59, avoids jail after slapping dementia sufferer, 83 (2 hours old)

Sandra Karim, 59, was given a 15-month suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of battering defenceless 83-year-old Sylvia Lyall, from Scunthorpe.

Paedophile Carl Beech's NSPCC role allowed him to mingle with children as young as four (3 hours old)

The fantasist, who admitted possessing indecent images of children of the 'gravest kind', has repeatedly sought access to young people.

Petra Ecclestone postpones wedding to car salesman Sam Palmer (3 hours old)

EXCLUSIVE: The heiress and daughter of former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone had been due to marry Sam Palmer in three weeks at the five-star resort in Mexico.

Iran tanker capture: Crew forced to pose for Iranian media on board British vessel (4 hours old)

Iran's state media released video and photos taken on board the captured Stena Impero tanker on Monday which shows members of the 23-strong crew talking with the captors, and huddled on the floor.

Sajid Javid's Channel migrant crackdown branded failure with 725 migrants reaching Kent this year (4 hours old)

So far this year, 725 men, women and children have arrived after making the journey from northern France to Kent - more than double the number for the whole of 2018. Pictured: Sajid Javid.

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BBC News - UK

New UK prime minister: Johnson and Hunt await Conservative leadership vote (1 hour 37 minutes old)

The winner of the contest to be Theresa May's successor in Downing Street will be revealed shortly.

'Rape cases dropped' over police phone search demands (8 hours old)

Campaigners say investigations have stopped after complainants refused to hand over their devices.

UK weather: How to keep cool and carry on in a heatwave (4 hours old)

With temperatures set to soar in the coming days, how can the UK keep cool and carry on?

Pledge to end smoking in England by 2030 (9 hours old)

The ambition is part of a range of measures to tackle the causes of preventable ill health.

Lancaster University students' data stolen by cyber-thieves (1 hour 17 minutes old)

The university, which alerted police, was subject to a "sophisticated and malicious" phishing attack.

Banned 'your wife is hot' air conditioning ad appears on billboard (1 hour 23 minutes old)

An academic describes the advert for an air conditioning firm as "like something out of the 1950s".

Universal credit: Disabled people to get backdated benefit payments (2 hours old)

Thousands of universal credit claimants will get back payments after a court ruling of discrimination.

YolanDa Brown: Music education 'creates more well-rounded people' (1 hour 37 minutes old)

Jazz star and presenter YolanDa Brown says politicians should appreciate the benefits of music education.

UK newborn baby screening 'not good enough' (12 hours old)

Newborn screening checks for rare but serious health conditions are not happening, says a charity.

Transgender treatment: Puberty blockers study under investigation (14 hours old)

Early findings of patients reporting thoughts of self-harm warranted investigation, Newsnight finds.

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World news | The Guardian

Puerto Rico police fire teargas on thousands of protesters calling for governor to resign (17 hours old)

US island territory hit by general strikeRicardo Rosselló insists: ‘I am a good man’Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico’s governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes.Police moved in at about 11pm to break up protesters still on the streets of San Juan’s old city following day-long demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of residents. It follows Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s attempt to cling on to power despite resigning as president of t[...]

Trump administration moves to expand fast-track deportations (12 hours old)

Homeland Security chief portrays the extension as an effort that will alleviate the ‘ongoing crisis on the southern border’The Trump administration announced on Monday that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them first to appear before judges.It is the second major policy shift on immigration from the federal government in the last eight days. Continue reading...

Philippines libel trial of journalist critical of Rodrigo Duterte begins (5 hours old)

Maria Ressa faces prison term if convicted under criminal cyberlibel lawMaria Ressa: everything you need to know about the Rappler editor A libel trial against the editor of Rappler, a Philippine news site critical of the regime of President Rodrigo Duterte, has begun in a case widely seen as an attempt by the government to intimidate journalists and curtail press freedom.Maria Ressa was arrested and held overnight in February on charges of cyberlibel for a story published by Rappler in 2012, before being released on bail. She described the charges as “preposterous and baseless”. Continue read[...]

Iran not seeking confrontation, Tehran says in message for Boris Johnson (6 hours old)

Foreign minister says Iran wants ‘normal relations based on mutual respect’ as tanker crisis continuesIran does not seek confrontation with Britain amid a row over seized tanker ships, foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday in a message directed at the presumed incoming prime minister, Boris Johnson.“It is very important for Boris Johnson as he enters 10 Downing Street to understand that Iran does not seek confrontation, that Iran wants normal relations based on mutual respect,” Zarif told reporters in Managua. Continue reading...

South Korea jets fire warning shots at Russian military plane (4 hours old)

Seoul says fighter planes twice warned off Russian bomber while Chinese aircraft also flew over east coastSouth Korean jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane violated South Korea’s airspace, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries.Three Russian military planes – two Tu-95 bombers and an A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft – initially entered South Korea’s air defence identification zone off its east coast before the A-50 entered the country’s territorial sky, the defence ministry said. Continue reading...

EU countries agree plan to handle migrants and refugees (3 hours old)

Macron says 14 states back mechanism to redistribute people saved in MediterraneanThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said European countries have made progress on plans to redistribute refugees rescued in the Mediterranean, efforts criticised by Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini.The question of what to do with the thousands of refugees still attempting to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean has drawn a sharp response in some countries, with Italy saying it is bearing the brunt of the problem while its EU partners do little to help. Continue reading...

St Petersburg murder victim was 'well-known LGBT rights activist' (13 hours old)

Yelena Grigoryeva received threats before she was stabbed to death, say campaignersRussian campaigners have said that a woman found murdered with multiple stab wounds in the city of Saint Petersburg was a well-known activist who had received threats over her protests for LGBT rights and opposition causes.Authorities said they had found the body of a 41-year-old woman with multiple knife wounds in St Petersburg on Sunday, but did not identify her. Continue reading...

Three deaths and disappearance of two teenagers in Canada might be linked, say police (9 hours old)

Bearded man seen talking to murdered Australian on remote highway has emerged as the key to solving mystery Police in Canada are investigating three suspicious deaths and the disappearance of two teenagers which took place within days of each other along a remote Canadian highway.At a press conference on Monday, representatives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the two cases might be linked, despite earlier assurances that there was “nothing to indicate” that the double murder of Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, and US citizen Chynna Deese, 24, was related to the discovery of a burning car[...]

Experts fear deserted oil tanker off Yemen could explode (7 hours old)

‘Floating bomb’ holding 1m oil barrels could create environmental disaster in Red Sea A deserted oil tanker described as a “floating bomb” that is currently anchored off the coast of war-torn Yemen has the potential to create an environmental disaster, according to experts.A byproduct of the battle between the Saudi-backed UN Yemen government and the Houthis, the tanker, containing over 1m barrels of oil, is said to be eroding fast, but UN officials’ plans to visit the ship this week to assess the scale of the damage have been blocked. There are fears that gases have built up in the storage ta[...]

Van carrying 270kg of 'ice' worth $200m crashes into parked police cars in Sydney (5 hours old)

Driver charged with drug trafficking and negligent driving after authorities seize methylamphetamine haulNew South Wales police have hailed one of the “easiest” drug busts in history after a driver allegedly crashed a van carrying $200m worth of the drug ice into parked cop cars outside a station in Sydney’s north-west.The 26-year-old man, from Berala, was facing three charges including drug trafficking and negligent driving, NSW police said. Continue reading...

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