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Iran tanker row: Detained ship sets sail from Gibraltar (2 hours old)

The ship heads into the Mediterranean after Gibraltar rejected a US request to again seize it.

Kabul wedding blast: Groom has 'lost hope' after deadly attack (3 hours old)

Mirwais Elmi and his bride survived but many relatives are among the 63 killed in Saturday's attack.

A young face scarred by war: The impact of a Syrian air strike one year on (11 hours old)

Jouma and his family were fleeing their home when an air strike hit, leaving him blind aged three.

US man arrested over alleged threat to Ohio Jewish centre (1 hour 26 minutes old)

James Reardon had weapons and white nationalist material at his Ohio home, police said.

Trump plays down fears of US recession (2 hours old)

The US president and his economic adviser Larry Kudlow both say they do not see a recession in the US.

Gran Canaria: Wildfires displace 4,000 on holiday island (16 hours old)

The Canary Islands regional president said the fires were out of control.

Kathleen Blanco: Ex-Louisiana governor during Katrina dies aged 76 (2 hours old)

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the first woman to serve as the state's governor, dies aged 76.

Big rescue operation in Poland to find trapped cavers (12 hours old)

Explosives might be used to free two cavers trapped since Saturday in the Tatra mountains.

Russian sailor's 1969 message in a bottle washes up in Alaska (11 hours old)

An Alaska man discovers the pristine 50-year-old message in a bottle while hunting for firewood.

Football derby leads to deadly rioting (1 day old)

Three people are killed and several hurt in fighting between fans, after a team bus is attacked.

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No 10 furious at leak of paper predicting shortages after no-deal Brexit (14 hours old)

Government figures seek to play down predictions of food, medicine and fuel shortages in leaked documentOperation Yellowhammer: the key pointsDowning Street has reacted with fury to the leak of an official document predicting that a no-deal Brexit would lead to food, medicine and petrol shortages, with No 10 sources blaming the disclosure on a hostile former minister intent on ruining Boris Johnson’s trip to see EU leaders this week.The leaked document, detailing preparations under Operation Yellowhammer, argues that the most likely scenario is severe extended delays to medicine supplies and s[...]

Iran warns US against oil tanker seizure as ship leaves Gibraltar (2 hours old)

Vessel heads to Greece after UK rejects Washington’s request to detain it furtherIran has warned the US against attempting to seize an Iranian oil tanker in open seas after after its release from Gibraltar.The tanker, which ash been caught in a standoff between Tehran and the west, was sailing for Greece on Monday, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a US request to detain the vessel further. MarineTraffic reported its destination as the Peloponnesian city of Kalamata. Continue reading...

Trump confirms he is considering attempt to buy Greenland (12 hours old)

President says bid would be ‘essentially a real estate deal’Danish semi-autonomous territory has said it is not for saleDonald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea is “not No1 on the burner”. Related: 'Friends, you're going to love Greenland. I was there on 9/11' | Lawrence Douglas and Nancy Pick Continue reading...

India orders Kashmir government staff back to work amid protests (2 hours old)

Troops have reportedly used teargas, chilli grenades and pellets to disperse crowds during weekend of clashesIndian officials have ordered government employees in Kashmir to return to duty and some schools have reopened after a tense weekend of protests in the territory.At least two dozen people were reportedly admitted to hospitals with pellet injuries after violent clashes on Saturday night, almost two weeks on from the Indian government’s abrupt decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status. Indian troops also used teargas, chilli grenades and pellets to disperse protesters. A 65-year-old man[...]

UK restaurant diners snub pasta for hummus and jerk chicken (11 hours old)

Sector declines for sixth successive quarter but chains fare better than independents Restaurant diners are turning their noses up at Indian, Italian and Chinese establishments in favour of Middle Eastern, Caribbean and specialist vegetarian rivals, figures have revealed.The sector’s woes continue, with restaurant numbers falling by 3.4% in the year to the end of June, with a net 18 closures each week. Continue reading...

Tuvalu threatens to exit Australia's seasonal worker program after deputy PM's comments (4 hours old)

PM Enele Sopoaga responds to Michael McCormack’s belief that Pacific islands will survive climate crisis because they ‘pick our fruit’The prime minister of Tuvalu is considering pulling his country out of Australia’s seasonal worker program, after comments by Australia’s deputy prime minister that Pacific islanders threatened by climate change would survive because “many of their workers come here and pick our fruit”.“I thought the Australian labour scheme was determined on mutual respect, that Australia was also benefiting,” Enele Sopoaga told RNZ. Continue reading...

Deposed Sudan president to face corruption charges in court (23 hours old)

Omar al-Bashir faces long jail term if convicted as country’s military leaders pave way for civilian ruleOmar al-Bashir, the former president of Sudan, will appear in court on Monday for the first day of a high-profile corruption trial that could end in the deposed autocratic ruler being jailed for many years.Bashir was forced out of power in April when security forces withdrew their support for his regime after months of popular protests. He is now in prison and will be charged with possessing foreign currency, corruption and receiving gifts illegally. Continue reading...

Google loophole allows anti-abortion clinics to post deceptive ads (4 hours old)

‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ seek to discourage women from getting abortions by ‘deceiving them about services they do or do not offer’A new Google policy that was meant to rein in deceptive advertising by “crisis pregnancy centers” has a loophole that is allowing the centers to continue to post misleading ads on the search engine.Crisis pregnancy centers often seek to aggressively discourage women from getting abortions and have earned the ire of abortion rights groups for often seeming to resemble abortion clinics. Continue reading...

Cold War sailor's 50-year-old message in a bottle found in Alaska (9 hours old)

Green bottle was discovered on a remote shoreline by a man collecting firewoodA man has discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska.Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter earlier this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about, 600 miles (966km) northwest of Anchorage, KNOM-AM reported. Continue reading...

No sex please, we're British (stick insects) (4 hours old)

Phasmids hailing from New Zealand become asexual after arriving in the UK A New Zealand stick insect that migrated to the UK more than seven decades ago has given up having sex and become asexual, prompting biologists to wonder about the use of sex at all – especially in Britain.The Clitarchus hookeri is native to New Zealand but migrated to the UK some time between 1910 and 1935, catching a ride on shiploads of New Zealand plants that were transported to the subtropical Tresco Abbey Garden on the Scilly Isles islands off the coast of Cornwall. Continue reading...

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