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Hong Kong's Carrie Lam abandons speech after protests (1 hour 2 minutes old)

City leader Carrie Lam's annual address is suspended as legislators project slogans and wave placards.

Turkey-Syria offensive: Erdogan rejects US ceasefire call (2 hours old)

The Turkish president says the operation will achieve its objectives, despite growing US pressure.

Democratic debate: Elizabeth Warren under attack for spending plans (5 hours old)

All front-runners were on the defensive - Warren on spending, Sanders on his health and Biden on Ukraine.

Catalan protests: Fresh clashes after Spain jails separatist leaders (10 hours old)

Clashes with police continue in the Spanish region following the sentencing of Catalan separatists.

Lebanon battles worst wildfires in decades (14 hours old)

Firefighters and aircraft are tackling a series of blazes amid hot weather and strong winds.

SOS spotted on camera saves missing Australian camper (4 hours old)

Missing for days, Deborah Pilgrim was rescued after a man performed a remote check on his property.

Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader rides horse up sacred mountain (1 hour 46 minutes old)

Images of Kim Jong-un astride a white steed on Mount Paektu fuel speculation of a major announcement.

Mexico: Army deployed after police killed in ambush (5 hours old)

Monday's attack in the western Michoacán state is blamed on a powerful drug cartel.

Deadly parasite 'jumped' from gorilla to humans (14 hours old)

Discovery of mutation 50,000 years ago could help in the fight against malaria.

French firefighters hit Paris streets in major protest (13 hours old)

At least 5,000 firefighters from across France demanded better pay, pensions and working conditions.

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Brexit talks continue after Boris Johnson makes concessions on Irish border (1 hour 23 minutes old)

Prime minister fighting to get Democratic Unionists to back deal with BrusselsLatest Brexit news - live updatesThe Brexit negotiations are to resume with Boris Johnson still fighting to bring the Democratic Unionist party onboard with his deal with Brussels.“The teams worked into the night and continue to make progress. They will meet again this morning,” a UK government official said. Continue reading...

Hong Kong leader forced to deliver key speech via video after protests (1 hour 13 minutes old)

Carrie Lam was interrupted twice by angry pro-democracy politicians, who shouted her down during the annual speechLawmakers shout ‘five demands, not one less’ during speech - liveHong Kong’s beleaguered leader, Carrie Lam, has condemned ongoing violent street protests for dampening the economy and ruining the image of the financial hub, in a key annual policy speech that she was forced to deliver via video link after after being heckled in parliament.Pro-democracy lawmakers jeered and yelled slogans as she walked into the legislature’s chamber and started to speak, forcing the unprecedented ca[...]

Warren under attack as Democrats spar in largest primary debate in US history (11 hours old)

Twelve Democrats targeted Warren over healthcare, taxes and big tech in first debate since Trump impeachment inquiryDemocratic debate – as it happenedElizabeth Warren came under sustained attack from her Democratic rivals during Tuesday night’s presidential debate, a reflection of the threat her ascendant candidacy poses to the crowded field of hopefuls competing to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 US election.Twelve Democratic candidates took to the stage in Westerville, Ohio, for the largest presidential primary debate in modern US history, and the first since the launch of an impeachment in[...]

Harry Dunn parents: Trump shocked us by revealing Sacoolas was in next room (7 hours old)

Charlotte Charles says president dropped ‘bombshell’ as grieving parents visited White HouseBritish parents grieving their teenage son have told how, during a visit to the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump dropped the “bombshell” that the woman who allegedly killed him in a road crash was waiting for them in an adjoining room.Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn turned down the rushed offer to meet Anne Sacoolas, who is married to a US diplomat, describing it as “not appropriate” with no mediators or therapists present. Continue reading...

Biden warns Isis fighters will strike US over Syria withdrawal (5 hours old)

Former vice-president said at Democratic debate ‘they are going to damage’ the US and blasted Trump for abandoning Kurdish alliesThe former US vice-president Joe Biden warned during a Democratic debate on Tuesday night that Islamic State fighters would strike the US as a result of Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of American forces in northern Syria.“We have Isis that’s going to come here,” Biden said. “They are going to damage the United States of America. That’s why we got involved in the first place.” Continue reading...

Malta's police 'may have turned down evidence' in journalist's murder (5 hours old)

European rapporteur raises concerns about alleged failings in Daphne Caruana Galizia caseA senior European monitor has raised serious concerns about the police investigation into the killing of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.Speaking to the Guardian on the second anniversary of Caruana Galizia’s death, Pieter Omtzigt, a special rapporteur for the Council of Europe, listed a catalogue of alleged failings and said he was concerned the authorities may have turned down evidence that could lead to those who commissioned the killing. Continue reading...

Panama Papers law firm Mossack Fonseca sues Netflix over The Laundromat (1 hour 57 minutes old)

Partners Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca want US court to stop the film being released on FridayThe partners of the offshore law firm whose confidential files were exposed in the Panama Papers leak, Mossack Fonseca, have launched defamation action against Netflix over a movie about the scandal that is due to be released on Friday.In a US lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca say The Laundromat, in which they are respectively played by Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, portrays them as “ruthless uncaring lawyers who are involved in money laundering, tax evasion, bribery an[...]

Trump impeachment inquiry gathers pace as more officials testify (6 hours old)

State department official George Kent testifies in privateHunter Biden admits ‘poor judgment’ but denies wrongdoingUS politics – live coverageDemocrats continued their whirlwind investigation of Donald Trump on Tuesday as another witness testified before Congress, building momentum towards a likely impeachment of the president. Related: National Enquirer shredded Trump documents, Ronan Farrow book claims Continue reading...

No fans, no media and no goals as Koreas play out World Cup qualifier in empty stadium (7 hours old)

North meets South in Pyongyang amid blackoutBoth national anthems played and flags displayedLong-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were allowed in the stands and Pyongyang refused to broadcast the game live. There were also no goals.The last time the two sides met in a World Cup qualifier was in Seoul 10 years ago, when the North lost 1-0 before accusing South Korea of poisoning their players’ food ahead of the match. Continue reading...

Oxford professor accused of selling ancient Bible fragments (4 hours old)

Dirk Obbink allegedly sold artefacts to US chain Hobby Lobby without permissionAn Oxford University professor has been accused of selling ancient Bible fragments to a controversial US company that has been involved in several high-profile scandals related to its aggressive purchases of biblical artefacts.Dirk Obbink, one of the world’s most celebrated classics professors, has been named after an investigation by staff associated with Oxford’s Oxyrhynchus Papyri project. Continue reading...

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