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Mueller inquiry: Trump fears 'perjury trap' in Russia inquiry (5 hours old)

The US president also suggested he could take over the investigation into alleged Russian meddling.

Venezuela crisis: More migrants cross into Brazil despite attacks (4 hours old)

The number of people crossing the border increases, as Venezuela tries to stabilise its economy.

MTV VMAs: Madonna's 'self-indulgent' Aretha tribute & Camila Cabello wins (2 hours old)

Some people don't think the Queen of Pop gave the Queen of Soul enough R-E-S-P-E-C-T at MTV's VMAs.

Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge (5 hours old)

Malcolm Turnbull narrowly wins the party vote he had called to avoid speculation about his future.

Mortars target Kabul's diplomatic area during Eid speech (1 hour 41 minutes old)

Militants launch an attack during a televised speech by the Afghan president to mark a holiday.

Trump vows 'no concessions' to Turkey over US pastor (9 hours old)

"I think they're making a terrible mistake," he says of Turkey's refusal to free Pastor Andrew Brunson.

Asia Argento 'accused of sexual assault' (11 hours old)

Italian actress and #MeToo accuser reportedly reached a settlement with a man 20 years her junior.

Radioactive device goes missing in Malaysia (3 hours old)

It's not the first time a device like this has vanished but authorities say there's no reason to panic.

Colorado dad charged with killing pregnant wife and girls (8 hours old)

But Chris Watts claims his wife strangled the children after he told her he wanted to separate.

UK wants 'malign' Russia to face action (9 hours old)

The foreign secretary urges the EU to copy Washington's response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

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Hunt to call on Trump to impose fresh sanctions on Russia (9 hours old)

UK foreign secretary will also ask US president to tighten rules on online election advertisingThe British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is to urge Donald Trump to face down Moscow’s threat to western values by imposing wider economic sanctions against Russia and agreeing new rules to protect the legitimacy of democratic elections.In a speech in Washington on Tuesday during his first visit since taking over from Boris Johnson as the UK’s most senior diplomat, Hunt will specifically call for tighter regulation of online political advertising and new measures to prevent cyber attacks on electo[...]

Standoff in Italy as Salvini refuses to let in refugees after coastguard ship docks (7 hours old)

Interior minister wants EU states to agree to take 177 refugees and migrants onboard An Italian coastguard ship with 177 people on board has docked in the Sicilian seaport of Catania, but Italy's far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini has not given authorisation for the refugees and migrants to disembark.The passengers, who have been stuck on the coastguard boat Ubaldo Diciotti for five days will not be allowed on land until “Europe steps in to help’’, Salvini said. Continue reading...

'Mortally wounded': Australian PM survives leadership challenge but threat remains (3 hours old)

Malcolm Turnbull sees off attempted coup by his home affairs minister, but could face another vote on his premiership in daysThe Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has survived a leadership challenge from his hardline conservative home affairs minister, but has been “mortally wounded” by the attempted coup and could face another attempt on his job within days.In a tumultuous day in Canberra,Turnbull narrowly avoided losing the party leadership during an internal party room vote to Peter Dutton, winning 48 to 35, but the result did little to quell speculation of further attacks. Continu[...]

Melania decries 'destructive' social media amid Trump Twitter attacks (8 hours old)

US first lady speaks on pitfalls of social media, while her husband uses it to attack former CIA head John BrennanMelania Trump has issued a warning over the destructive power of social media on the same day her husband used Twitter to attack John Brennan as “the worst CIA director in our country’s history” and a political “hack”.The US first lady was speaking at a federal conference on cyberbullying in Maryland. Continue reading...

Kerala: more than 1m people flee to relief camps to escape floods (1 hour 38 minutes old)

Receding waters reveal scale of devastation as monsoon floods leave more than 410 deadMore than 1 million people have packed into relief camps to escape the devastating monsoon floods in India’s south-western state of Kerala, where more than 410 people have died.About 50,000 homes have been destroyed, according to one official in Kerala, and people are flocking to the camps as the scale of the desolation is revealed by receding waters. Continue reading...

Asia Argento: police investigate sexual assault claim against actor (3 hours old)

Authorities will speak to Jimmy Bennett after learning no police report was filed at time of alleged 2013 assault Police are looking into sexual assault allegations by a young actor against Italian actor Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement. Related: #MeToo leaders say Asia Argento abuse claim should not discredit movement Continue reading...

Taiwan further isolated as El Salvador switches allegiance to China (4 hours old)

Just 17 countries recognise Taiwan after El Salvador ties foundered on financial aidEl Salvador and Taiwan have severed official ties, with the central American country switching its diplomatic allegiance to China.Taiwan’s foreign minister, Joseph Wu, said on Monday that Taipei had terminated bilateral ties with El Salvador and was recalling all staff from the country. Continue reading...

Use of 'killer robots' in wars would breach law, say campaigners (4 hours old)

Calls grow for ban on fully autonomous weapons, following NGO coalition report The use of fully autonomous weapons in a theatre of war would breach international law, campaigners and experts say, as longstanding calls for a ban on “killer robots” intensify.These AI-powered guns, planes, ships and tanks could fight future wars without being subject to any human control, as high-tech nations step up investment in the weapons and inch towards full autonomy. Continue reading...

Chechnya attacks carried out by children as young as 11, say officials (1 hour 53 minutes old)

Islamic State blamed for targeting children with online recruiting campaignsA series of coordinated attacks in Chechnya this week were carried out by teenagers and children as young as 11, local officials said, blaming a campaign of online recruiting by extremist groups.Islamic State claimed responsibility for three separate attacks in the Russian republic on Monday. Continue reading...

Investors betting against Tesla made $1.09bn since Elon Musk's tweet (1 hour 50 minutes old)

Musk tweeted on 7 August that he had ‘secured’ funding to take the company private, but so far no offer has been madeInvestors betting on a fall in Tesla’s share price have made $1.09bn since 7 August, when Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted he had “secured” funding to take the troubled company private.The electric car company’s soared 11% to $379 after Musk’s so-called “Tesla tweet” that he had “funding secured” to buy out investors at $420 share. But that tweet – now the subject of legal action and a regulatory inquiry – so far has not led to an offer and Tesla’s stock has fallen 19% to $308 sh[...]

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