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US Department of Justice to probe Trump campaign 'infiltration' (6 hours old)

The Department of Justice will investigate whether the FBI spied on Donald Trump's election campaign.

Maduro wins re-election in Venezuela (2 hours old)

President Nicolás Maduro wins a new term in an election marred by claims of vote rigging.

Gender inequality: Stars tell world leaders poverty is sexist (7 hours old)

Lena Dunham, Oprah Winfrey and others say leaders are "on notice" to use their power for women.

India police extract 106 cocaine capsules from woman's stomach (2 hours old)

Indian police said they extracted the cocaine capsules from her stomach over the course of a week.

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs (7 hours old)

The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.

Texas school shooting: Arm teachers to stop gunmen, official says (14 hours old)

"Four or five guns to one" could stop gunmen from killing students, he says after a school shooting.

US and China halt imposing import tariffs (15 hours old)

No specific numbers are given, but the deal appears to have ended the imminent threat of a trade war.

Cuba plane crash: Damojh company 'had safety complaints' (18 hours old)

Several prior complaints were made against the charter company behind a plane crash that killed 110.

Hawaii volcano: Man hit by lava in first serious Kilauea injury (23 hours old)

A man suffers serious leg injuries as Hawaii continues to battle the eruption of the Kilauea volcano.

First baby in 12 years born on remote Brazil island (14 hours old)

Births are banned on the remote island and the mother says she did not know she was pregnant.

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World news | The Guardian

US rejects 'insult to democracy' as Venezuela president Maduro pursues second term (4 hours old)

Chile and US dismiss elections as a sham while Nicolás Maduro hails a ‘fiesta’ of democracyThe United States condemned Venezuela’s election as “an insult to democracy” and opposition leaders rejected a “fraud foretold” on Sunday as low voter turnout looked to have spoiled what President Nicolás Maduro had promised would be a great “fiesta” of democracy. Venezuela’s 34,000 polling stations – open since 6am when Maduro cast the first vote – had been due to close at 6pm. But as darkness fell, state broadcaster Telesur announced they would stay open “as long as there are people in line to cast the[...]

After Trump attacks New York Times, Giuliani tells paper Mueller will be done by September (10 hours old)

President lashes out over reported offer of overseas assistanceTrump/Russia review: Le Carré meets Mario PuzoDonald Trump attacked the New York Times on Sunday, after the newspaper said his oldest son and other aides met in August 2016 with a representative of two Gulf states offering to help the Trump campaign. Related: Facing Trump, a historian appeals to America's soul: 'I think we'll survive' Continue reading...

US and China put trade war 'on hold' (16 hours old)

Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary, says negotiations over tariffs with China have borne fruitAmerica has pulled back from launching a trade war with China that could have destabilised the global economy, by agreeing to put proposed tariffs on Chinese imports “on hold”.The Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said on Sunday that negotiations with Chinese officials have borne fruit, meaning Washington and Beijing can step back from imposing punishing tariffs on each other’s exports. Continue reading...

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is without a UK visa (16 hours old)

Russian billionaire’s visa ran out weeks ago and it is unclear whether he will get a new oneRoman Abramovich’s UK visa has expired and British authorities have not yet issued him with a new one, according to Russian media reports and people who know the businessman.The Russian oligarch and owner of Chelsea football club, who is the 13th richest person in Britain with a net worth of £9.3bn, according to the Sunday Times, held an entrepreneurial visa to the UK that expired several weeks ago. He has filed for a new visa, but has not yet been granted one, and it is not clear if or when he will be.[...]

Mountain bikers in fatal cougar attack did everything right, authorities say (11 hours old)

Surviving cyclist in satisfactory condition, hospital saysOfficial says bikers tried to scare mountain lion and hit itA mountain biker who was killed by a cougar near Seattle and his friend who escaped after the animal attacked him did everything right, authorities have said.The two men were riding on a trail in the Cascade Mountain foothills on Saturday when the mountain lion began following them. Authorities said they did everything state guidelines advise: getting off their bikes, making noise and trying to scare the animal away. One even smacked it with his bike, after it charged. Continue[...]

Spain's Podemos leader to face party vote over luxury house purchase (21 hours old)

Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero accused of betraying principles over €600,000 purchaseThe leader of Spain’s anti-austerity Podemos party and its parliamentary spokeswoman are submitting themselves to a confidence vote in the hope of putting an end to criticism of their decision to buy a €600,000 (£525,000) house in the mountains outside Madrid.Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero, who are expecting twins, have been accused of betraying the party’s principles and joining the petty bourgeoisie by purchasing the property. Continue reading...

DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka (14 hours old)

Campaign aims to prevent spread of disease into other parts of DRC and neighbouring countriesHealth authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, the north-western city of 1.2 million people where the deadly disease was detected last week.The campaign aims to “ringfence” the outbreak. The risk of Ebola spreading within DRC is very high and the disease could move into nine neighbouring countries, the World Health Organization has said. Continue reading...

Kilauea volcano grows more hazardous as spewing lava causes first major injury (18 hours old)

Scientists can’t say if lava flows will keep advancing or stop Man hit by lava spatter suffered ‘serious’ leg injury on Saturday A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island that is oozing and spewing lava and exploding with ash and gas has become more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury. Related: Hawaii's evacuees on why they live under a volcano: it's affordable Continue reading...

New Starbucks policy allows nonpaying guests to sit in cafes and use restrooms (12 hours old)

Move comes after company was accused of bias when two black men were arrested for sitting without ordering anything Starbucks has told its employees to allow all guests to use store facilities, including restrooms, regardless of their spending. Related: Black men arrested in Starbucks settle for $1 each and $200,000 program for young people Continue reading...

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this' (19 hours old)

Juan Carlos Cruz, who was sexually abused, says pontiff told him God did not mind that he was gayA survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church.Juan Carlos Cruz, who spoke privately with the pope two weeks ago about the abuse he suffered at the hands of one of Chile’s most notorious paedophiles, said the issue of his sexuality had arisen because some of the Latin American country’s bishops had sought to depi[...]

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