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Hong Kong protest: 'Nearly two million' join demonstration (2 hours old)

Organisers say two million people turn up for a protest against a controversial extradition bill.

Argentina and Uruguay reel after massive power outage (1 hour 30 minutes old)

Argentina's president promises a full investigation after a blackout left millions without electricity.

Stealing from the sick in Uganda (2 hours old)

The BBC has uncovered evidence that prescription drugs have been taken out of circulation by health workers and sold on illegally.

Germany's far-right AfD party fails to win first mayor (2 hours old)

The vote in Görlitz was viewed as a test for the anti-immigration party ahead of regional elections.

India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma's 140 sets up victory for Virat Kohli's side (7 hours old)

Rohit Sharma hits his second century of the World Cup as India thrash Pakistan by 86 runs at Old Trafford.

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara admits misusing public funds (15 hours old)

Sara Netanyahu is fined $12,490 (£9,917) after being convicted of misusing state funds for meals.

Ousted Sudan leader Bashir makes first appearance since coup (10 hours old)

Wearing a traditional white robe, Omar al-Bashir was taken from jail to the prosecutor's office.

Golan Heights: Israel unveils 'Trump Heights' settlement (10 hours old)

Mr Netanyahu said the move honoured the US president for recognising Israel's sovereignty over Golan.

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts (13 hours old)

No explanation has been given for the shut downs but they coincide with nationwide exams.

Guatemala election: Uncertainty reigns as top candidates barred (5 hours old)

With two of the main candidates barred from running, Guatemala's presidential election is in disarray.

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Hong Kong protests: pressure builds on Carrie Lam as public rejects apology (1 hour 19 minutes old)

Calls for government leader to stand down after an estimated two million march over unpopular extradition bill Strikes and further protests are expected in Hong Kong today after protestors rejected an apology from leader Carrie Lam following a march that saw an estimated two million people fill the streets to oppose the controversial extradition bill.After the sweeping protest – possibly the largest in Hong Kong since it was handed back to China from Britain in 1997 – Lam apologised for the way the government had handled the draft law but she stopped short of withdrawing the bill or resigning,[...]

Israeli court convicts Sara Netanyahu for misusing state funds (13 hours old)

Prime minister’s wife admits to lesser charge in plea bargain and pays £12,000 fine Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel’s prime minister, has been convicted of illegally misusing thousands of pounds of public funds on lavish meals.A Jerusalem court on Sunday accepted a plea bargain in which Netanyahu agreed to admit to a lesser charge than the original fraud accusations. She will pay about $15,000 (£12,000) in fines and reimbursements to the state. Continue reading...

Johnson's rivals vie to offer their visions for post-Brexit Britain (5 hours old)

Five hopefuls clash in Channel 4 TV debate, as Hunt decries no-show from frontrunnerThe five men vying to take on Boris Johnson in the Conservative leadership race made a slew of promises to tackle illiteracy, fix the broken social care system and reunify Britain after Brexit as they clashed in the first televised debate.Johnson was attacked by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, for failing to appear in Sunday night’s debate, at which he was represented by an empty lectern. “If his team won’t allow him out to debate with five pretty friendly colleagues, how is he going to cope with 27 EU coun[...]

Myanmar: UN threatens to withdraw aid over 'policy of apartheid' against Rohingya (2 hours old)

Exclusive: Body says it will withhold support ‘beyond life-saving assistance’ in internally displaced persons camps The United Nations in Myanmar has warned it will withdraw support in Rakhine state to avoid complicity in a government “policy of apartheid” for Rohingya Muslims.A letter seen by the Guardian, sent from UN resident coordinator, Knut Ostby, to the Myanmar government, relayed a decision by the UN and its humanitarian partners to withhold support “beyond life-saving assistance” in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, unless fundamental changes occur. Continue reading...

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war' (10 hours old)

‘President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war’US secretary of state claims ‘lots of evidence’ of Iran culpabilityThe United States does not want to go to war with Iran, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Sunday, following an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.Pompeo reiterated that the US believes it was “unmistakable” that Iran was responsible for the attacks, in an interview with Fox News Sunday. He stressed a need for diplomacy and said American officials are reaching out to their foreign counterparts. Continue reading...

Millions across South America hit by massive power cut (13 hours old)

Failure leaves people in Argentina and Uruguay without electricityTens of millions of people across South America were without electricity early on Sunday after a massive power failure left Argentina and Uruguay almost completely in the dark.The Argentine newspaper Clarín said the “gigantic” power collapse – which it called the worst in Argentina’s recent history – had struck at just after 7am local time, affecting virtually the entire country as well as Uruguay, Paraguay and some cities in Chile. Continue reading...

Boeing Max 737 jet crisis: we should've been more open, says CEO (9 hours old)

Boss says aircraft maker failed to communicate properly with regulators and customersThe head of Boeing has admitted the company made communications errors in its dealings with regulators and airlines in the wake of the 737 Max jet crisis that grounded the entire fleet.Speaking on the eve of the Paris air show, the Boeing chief executive, Dennis Muilenburg, said the company’s communications were “not consistent” and that was “unacceptable”. Muilenburg added that the US aerospace group had failed to communicate “crisply” with regulators and carriers about the plane. Continue reading...

Suspect in German politician's murder 'has links to far right' (8 hours old)

Local media reports say victim’s pro-migrant stance could be a motive for the killing German authorities said on Sunday they had arrested a man in connection with the murder of a pro-migrant politician, as media reported the suspect could have links to the far right.In a joint statement, police and prosecutors said they had taken a 45-year-old man into custody on Saturday over the shooting death in early June of prominent local politician Walter Lübcke, a member of chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party. Continue reading...

France to declare natural disaster after storms rip through crops (10 hours old)

‘Orchard of France’ is badly hit by extreme weather that has killed two peopleFrance will declare a state of natural disaster after rain and hail storms lashed a swathe of the south-east on Saturday, devastating crops.The flash storms, which brought hailstones as big as pingpong balls to some areas, killed two people in France and Switzerland, and injured at least 10 others. Continue reading...

OJ Simpson reportedly joins Twitter with 'a little gettin' even to do' (7 hours old)

Account appears in former football star’s name days after 25th anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman’s murdersDays after the 25th anniversary of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, OJ Simpson has reportedly launched a Twitter account.In the account, there is a video post in which the former football star, who was the prime suspect in the murders and ultimately acquitted of the crime after a televised trial, says he has got a “little gettin’ even to do”. Continue reading...

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