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10 Jun 4:04pm Jeremy Corbyn lambasted by Labour MPs in ‘worst meeting as leader’
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MPs criticise Labour’s handling of Brexit and complaints of harassment and antisemitism Labour MPs tore into Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit strategy at a party meeting on Monday night, with several MPs loyal to the leadership saying they felt ashamed to vote for the party at the European elections and urging a change of direction. MPs inside the private gathering said there were surprise interventions from colleagues who had never before spoken out against Corbyn, including Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Marie Rimmer.
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10 Jun 3:35pm Tory leadership campaigns: 1922 Committee confirms 10 candidates on ballot for first vote – live news
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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including closure of leadership nominations and campaign launches
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10 Jun 3:22pm Prague memorial to Jewish children who fled Nazis vandalised
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Shrine honouring those who escaped to UK damaged in carefully-planned attack A memorial honouring the escape of mostly Jewish children from the Nazis, organised by Sir Nicholas Winton, has been damaged in an apparently carefully-planned attack. The Valediction Memorial at Prague’s main railway station – representing trains used to transport 669 children from the Czech capital to Britain – was left with a long crack across the length of a symbolic window pane.
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10 Jun 2:21pm Devon police investigating possible link between suspected suicide and stabbing
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Man found dead in car six miles from scene in Kingsteignton where 73-year-old was killed Police investigating the “random” stabbing of a 73-year-old man on the doorstep of his home in Devon are trying to establish whether the suspected suicide of a driver six miles away is linked. The stabbing victim died after he was found with multiple wounds in a cul-de-sac in Kingsteignton, a small town near Newton Abbot, on Sunday evening. On Monday morning, Devon and Cornwall police were told that another man had been found dead in a car at a coastal beauty spot a few minutes’ drive away.
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10 Jun 2:00pm Labor holds off supporting Indonesian free trade agreement
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ALP had pledged to renegotiate agreement if it won office but will now wait until parliament resume to decide whether to ratify it Labor is holding out its support for the Indonesian free trade agreement signed off by the Coalition in the previous parliament, as the trade minister, Simon Birmingham, warns against a retreat into protectionism following a meeting of G20 trade ministers. Speaking to Guardian Australia following the meeting in Tokyo over the weekend, Birmingham said that given trade tensions between China and the US, the country’s signed agreements with Indonesia, Peru and Hong Kong carry additional importance.
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10 Jun 1:46pm Brazil reels at claims judge who jailed Lula collaborated with prosecutors
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Leaked cellphone chats published by the Intercept suggest Sérgio Moro, now justice minister, steered case against ex-president Brazil has been rocked by allegations that a prominent judge repeatedly
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10 Jun 1:31pm Tory leadership campaigns: 1922 Committee confirms 10 candidates on ballot for first vote – live news
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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including closure of leadership nominations and campaign launches
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10 Jun 6:00am Kurds in Syria hand over orphans of French Isis fighters to France
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Transfer of children, oldest of whom is 10, took place in Ain Issa on Sunday, says official The Kurdish administration in north-eastern Syria has handed over 12 orphans born to French jihadists to a government delegation from France, an official has said. The children, the oldest of whom is 10, had been living in camps alongside tens of thousands of people who
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10 Jun 5:30am Indian team seeks to recover bodies of five Himalayas climbers
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Mountaineers launch ground expedition in search of missing international climbers
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10 Jun 5:19am Russian newspapers join forces in solidarity with detained journalist
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Three titles call for inquiry into case of Ivan Golunov, arrested on suspicion of drug dealing Russia’s three major newspapers have put out nearly identical front pages of their Monday editions in a show of solidarity with a detained journalist. Kommersant, Vedomosti and RBK, among the most respected daily newspapers in the country, published a joint editorial under the headline “I am/We are Ivan Golunov”, calling for a transparent investigation into the case of the prominent investigative journalist.
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10 Jun 4:54am Hong Kong protests: government vows to push ahead with extradition bill
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Leader Carrie Lam refuses to withdraw law, which critics fear could be abused by Beijing The leader of Hong Kong’s government has said she remains determined to pass a proposed extradition law despite
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10 Jun 4:19am Rudd says choosing Johnson as PM would lead to general election
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MPs will block no-deal Brexit pledge and trigger vote, says work and pensions secretary
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10 Jun 3:36am Russian newspapers join forces in solidarity with detained journalist
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Three titles call for inquiry into case of Ivan Golunov, arrested on suspicion of drug dealing Russia’s three major newspapers have put out nearly identical front pages of their Monday editions in a show of solidarity with a detained journalist. Kommersant, Vedomosti and RBK, arguably the most respected daily newspapers in the country, published a joint editorial under the headline “I am/We are Ivan Golunov”, calling for a transparent investigation into the case of the prominent investigative journalist. The papers dismissed evidence presented in the case against the journalist as doubtful.
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10 Jun 3:16am Indian team seeks to recover bodies of five Himalayas climbers
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Mountaineers launch ground expedition after helicopters fail to reach area
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10 Jun 2:46am Nazarbayev ally wins big in Kazakhstan election after hundreds arrested
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Little change expected despite Nursultan Nazarbayev stepping down after 30 years in power Kazakhstan elected the hand-picked successor of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev with more than 70%t of the vote, electoral authorities said on Monday, after an election day marred by protests. The country’s Central Election Commission said that Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received 70.76% of the vote and his nearest challenger, opposition candidate Amirzhan Kosanov, 16.2%.
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10 Jun 2:08am Philippines overflows with millions of mangoes as El Niño takes effect
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Agriculture department sets up stalls around Manila in bid to get rid of fruit before it rots The Philippines is struggling under the weight of a sweet but troublesome burden: a glut of 2m mangos. The agriculture secretary, Emmanuel Piñol, said mango farmers had reported an “unusual increase” in the harvest, which they had attributed to El Niño, the climate phenomenon that has led to unusually hot, dry weather this year.
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10 Jun 2:00am Company part-owned by Jared Kushner got $90m from unknown offshore investors since 2017
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Overseas investment flowed to Cadre while Trump’s son-in-law works as US envoy, raising conflict of interest questions A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump. Investment has flowed from overseas to the company, Cadre, while Kushner works as an international envoy for the US, according to corporate filings and interviews. The money came through a vehicle run by Goldman Sachs in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven that guarantees corporate secrecy.
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10 Jun 1:00am Boris Johnson promises tax cut for 3m higher earners
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Former foreign secretary says he will raise the 40p threshold from £50,000 to £80,000 if he becomes prime minister
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9 Jun 11:45pm Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam vows to push ahead with extradition bill
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Leader of government refuses to withdraw the bill, which critics fear could lead to abuse by Beijing The leader of Hong Kong’s government has said she remains determined to pass a controversial extradition bill, despite an estimated
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9 Jun 11:44pm Tree planted to mark Trump-Macron friendship dies – reports
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French media say oak given as a gift by Macron and planted at the White House as part of charm offensive is no more The tree planted by Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, at the White House as a symbol of their countries’ ties has died, according to multiple media reports in France. The oak was given as a gift to the US president during Macron’s visit in 2018. In a
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9 Jun 10:14pm Backpackers join Byron Bay search for missing Belgian Theo Hayez
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Eighteen-year-old tourist disappeared after leaving Cheeky Monkey’s bar on 31 May A major search is under way for a Belgian teenager who disappeared after leaving a Byron Bay bar. Theo Hayez, 18, vanished after leaving Cheeky Monkey’s about 11pm on Friday, 31 May. He has not been seen or heard from since.
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9 Jun 10:00pm Qatari official accuses Saudis of blackmail and destabilising region
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Minister appears to accept that row between the two is fuelling other disputes in Middle East Saudi Arabia is a force for disruption across the Middle East and Africa and often uses blackmail and economic pressure to enforce its brand of authoritarian rule, Qatar’s foreign minister has alleged. In recent weeks the Saudis and Emiratis have been accused of interfering to stifle popular movements in Sudan, Libya and Somalia.
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9 Jun 9:32pm California to offer healthcare to young working poor living illegally in US
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State will become first to give Medicaid access to illegal residents, in defiance of Trump policies California will become the first state in the US to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal state continues to distance itself from President Donald Trump’s administration. Democrats in the state legislature reached an agreement on Sunday afternoon as part of a broader plan to spend $213bn of state and federal tax money over the next year. The agreement means low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in California illegally would be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled.
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9 Jun 9:26pm AFP media raids: defence agencies refuse to say if minister was told before leaks referred to police
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Defence department says ‘inappropriate’ to say whether Marise Payne was consulted first Defence agencies are refusing to say whether they consulted with the then defence minister Marise Payne before referring leaks of classified information to the Australian federal police. The AFP has confirmed that it began its investigations into
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9 Jun 9:14pm Police use batons and pepper spray on Hong Kong protesters – video
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Police have clashed with protesters on the streets of Hong Kong after after
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9 Jun 7:39pm Terrifying moment a crane fell onto a building in Dallas – video
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One woman is dead and six others injured after powerful straight-line winds in Dallas, Texas caused
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9 Jun 7:01pm Dioramas of death: cleaner recreates rooms where people died alone
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Miyu Kojima creates miniature scenes based on Tokyo apartments her company has cleaned after solitary deaths
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9 Jun 7:01pm The curse of Masakado: why Tokyo is still haunted by a malevolent ghost
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The tale of the ‘first samurai’ whose severed head still terrorises Tokyoites today is the story of the city itself A Tokyo bank once opened an account in the name of a man who had been dead for 1,000 years. The bank was a branch of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (now part of MUFG, the largest bank in Japan), which looked out over a neighbouring lot that contained the grave where the man was buried. The bank employees were reportedly instructed not to open any windows to the man’s grave, nor to turn their backs on it, even when at their desks; the account was set up to placate him.
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9 Jun 7:01pm Tokyo 2020: U-turn as hotels agree to wheelchair rooms for Paralympics
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Promise by Japan that rooms will stay accessible as Paralympics legacy follows Guardian revelation that hotels wanted payment for conversions The Japanese government has promised that all hotel rooms that are converted to make them accessible for wheelchair visitors to the 2020 Paralympics will now remain accessible as a legacy of the Games.
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