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16 Jun 5:30pm Tom Watson to say Labour must adopt clear anti-Brexit stance
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Deputy leader to hail remain values as shadow cabinet meeting cancelled at 11th hour Tom Watson is to challenge Jeremy Corbyn to put Labour at the forefront of the campaign against Brexit, using a speech on Monday to say: “Our members are remain, our values are remain, our hearts are remain.” The deputy leader’s latest intervention would have come ahead of a tricky meeting of Labour’s divided shadow cabinet – but members were told on Sunday evening that the meeting had been cancelled at short notice.
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16 Jun 4:48pm Morning mail: Tax cuts benefit men, record Hong Kong protest, deaths in custody
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Monday: stage three of Coalition’s tax plan will provide twice as much benefit for men than women. Plus, largest protest in Hong Kong’s history Good morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 17 June.
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16 Jun 4:27pm Channel 4 debate: Tory leadership candidates take part in first TV hustings without Boris Johnson - live news
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Rolling coverage of the first televised hustings for Tory leadership candidates, on Channel 4, featuring Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart - but not Boris Johnson
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16 Jun 3:01pm Channel 4 debate: Tory leadership candidates take part in first TV hustings without Boris Johnson - live news
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Rolling coverage of the first televised hustings for Tory leadership candidates, on Channel 4, featuring Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart - but not Boris Johnson
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16 Jun 1:29pm Channel 4 debate: Tory leadership candidates take part in first TV hustings without Boris Johnson - live news
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Rolling coverage of the first televised hustings for Tory leadership candidates, on Channel 4, featuring Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart - but not Boris Johnson
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16 Jun 9:24am Millions across South America hit by massive power cut
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Failure leaves people in Argentina and Uruguay without electricity Tens of millions of people across South America were left without electricity early on Sunday after a massive power failure left Argentina and Uruguay almost completely in the dark. The Argentine newspaper Clarín
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16 Jun 8:45am Israeli court convicts Sara Netanyahu for misusing state funds
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Prime minister’s wife admits to lesser charge in plea bargain and pays £12,000 fine Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel’s prime minister, has been convicted of illegally misusing thousands of pounds of public funds on lavish meals. A Jerusalem court on Sunday accepted a plea bargain in which Netanyahu agreed to admit to a lesser charge than the original fraud accusations. She will pay about $15,000 (£12,000) in fines and reimbursements to the state.
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16 Jun 7:41am Boris Johnson plan means no-deal Brexit or election, says Hunt
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Foreign secretary says it is wrong to commit rigidly to leaving the EU by 31 October Jeremy Hunt has said the Brexit deadline of 31 October should not be a “hard stop” and that Boris Johnson is posing a “stark choice”, between leaving the EU without a deal and a general election. As the five remaining rivals to Boris Johnson prepare for a televised debate on Sunday evening, Hunt warned it would be wrong to commit now to leave the EU by Halloween, come what may.
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16 Jun 7:05am Donald Trump criticised for quoting Katie Hopkins in attack on Sadiq Khan
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President retweets rightwing commentator as he labels London mayor a ‘disaster’ Donald Trump has been criticised for spreading the “hateful and divisive” rhetoric of Katie Hopkins as part of an attack on the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The US president was widely condemned on Sunday for quoting the far right commentator as part of his latest broadside against Khan, whom he accused of being “a disaster” for the capital who would “only get worse!”.
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16 Jun 5:37am Georgia prepares for first LGBT pride amid threats of violence
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After being beaten in Tbilisi six years ago, the country’s LGBT activists are ready to be bold Six years on, the violent scene remains imprinted in the minds of Georgia’s LGBT community: dozens of gay rights demonstrators being beaten in the streets of Tbilisi by black-frocked priests and far-right protesters, some bearing clubs and other weapons. The
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16 Jun 5:02am Keneally backs medevac laws after Dutton claims Labor may help repeal bill
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Peter Dutton says legislation creates ‘broad power’ to overrule minister but Keneally says this has been ‘misconstrued’ Kristina Keneally has reaffirmed Labor’s support for the medevac legislation after Peter Dutton claimed the opposition is looking to repeal or amend the law which facilitates medical transfers from offshore detention. On Sunday the home affairs minister said that more than 30 people have come to Australia under the medevac bill and gave new details about the refugee swap deal with the United States, including
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16 Jun 3:14am Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan in tweets over deaths in London
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US leader calls London mayor a ‘disaster’ after three men killed in separate attacks in 24 hours
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16 Jun 3:00am Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods
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New UK research predicts extremes of weather will hit food productionGlobal heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating floods, storms and disruption of farming. In addition, these events are likely to be interspersed with more crippling droughts during the growing season and these could also damage crop and food production.
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