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10 Jul 4:59pm Sir Kim Darroch: UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
BBC
Sir Kim Darroch steps down as Boris Johnson faces criticism for not fully backing him.
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10 Jul 4:55pm Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates
BBC
The Queen was in residence at the time of the incident, in the early hours of Wednesday.
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10 Jul 4:28pm Sir Kim Darroch: UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
BBC
Sir Kim Darroch steps down as Boris Johnson faces criticism for not fully backing him.
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10 Jul 4:14pm Gatwick Airport: Delays after flights suspended
BBC
All flights were suspended for more than two hours due to an air traffic control problem.
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10 Jul 3:35pm Sir Kim Darroch: UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
BBC
Sir Kim Darroch steps down as Boris Johnson faces criticism for not fully backing him.
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10 Jul 3:25pm Wimbledon 2019: Nutmegs, ball boy collisions & Federer on the mic - day nine funnies
BBC
Watch the quirkier moments from day nine at Wimbledon as Katerina Siniakova gets nutmegged on court and Roger Federer shows off his commentating skills.
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10 Jul 2:51pm Universal credit: Fraud victims may still have to pay money claimed
BBC
The Department for Work and Pensions says the minister was wrong to say victims would not have to pay.
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10 Jul 2:30pm Pat McCormick: Body found in murder inquiry
BBC
Police confirm a body found in a lake in County Down is that of missing man Pat McCormick.
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10 Jul 2:30pm Sir Kim Darroch: UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
BBC
Sir Kim Darroch steps down as Boris Johnson faces criticism for not fully backing him.
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10 Jul 2:27pm Gatwick Airport flights suspended over air traffic control issue
BBC
All flights were suspended for more than two hours due to an air traffic control problem.
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10 Jul 2:25pm Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer will play Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals
BBC
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet at Wimbledon for the first time in 11 years after reaching the semi-finals.
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10 Jul 1:43pm Arsenal condemn racial abuse suffered by Osei-Tutu at loan club
BBC
Arsenal condemn the "unacceptable racial abuse" Jordi Osei-Tutu says he suffered while playing in a pre-season friendly for loan club VfL Bochum.
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10 Jul 1:18pm Sir Kim Darroch: UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
BBC
Sir Kim Darroch steps down as Boris Johnson faces criticism for not fully backing him.
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10 Jul 12:02pm Sir Kim Darroch: UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
BBC
Sir Kim Darroch steps down as Boris Johnson faces criticism for not fully backing him.
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10 Jul 11:41am Johnson under fire as Kim Darroch quits as UK ambassador to US
The Guardian
One minister accuses Tory leadership favourite of throwing envoy ‘under the bus’
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10 Jul 11:31am Freddie Jones: Tributes paid to Emmerdale and Elephant Man star
BBC
The British star of stage and screen and father to fellow actor Toby dies at the age of 91.
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10 Jul 11:28am Warwick University: Vice chancellor apologises for mistakes over rape chat scandal
BBC
The vice chancellor tells the BBC: "I should have reached out sooner" to speak to female students targeted by abusive men.
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10 Jul 11:21am Sir Kim Darroch: UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
BBC
Sir Kim Darroch steps down as Boris Johnson faces criticism for not fully backing him.
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10 Jul 11:06am New Zealand beat India to reach World Cup final
BBC
New Zealand shock India in a thrilling World Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.
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10 Jul 10:38am Ursula von der Leyen signals she will not reopen Brexit talks
The Guardian
Nominee to lead European commission also says ‘precious’ backstop must be defended Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to lead the European commission, has signalled she will not reopen Brexit talks with the next British prime minister and stressed the “precious” Irish backstop must be defended. She said she still hoped the UK would remain in the European Union, while indicating she had no intention to renegotiate the withdrawal deal agreed by Theresa May and EU leaders.
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10 Jul 10:30am New Zealand beat India in sensational game to reach World Cup final
BBC
New Zealand shock India in a thrilling World Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.
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10 Jul 10:17am Sir Kim Darroch: UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
BBC
Sir Kim Darroch steps down as Boris Johnson faces criticism for not fully backing him.
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10 Jul 10:15am Cricket World Cup: MS Dhoni run out by Martin Guptill
BBC
MS Dhoni is run out by Martin Guptill in what could be his final international match for India in the Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Old Trafford.
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10 Jul 9:48am Warwick University: Vice chancellor apologises for mistakes over rape chat scandal
BBC
The vice chancellor tells the BBC: "I should have reached out sooner" to speak to female students targeted by abusive men.
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10 Jul 9:47am Angela Merkel pictured shaking for third time in recent weeks
BBC
It is the third such incident in a month, but the German chancellor insists nothing is wrong.
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10 Jul 9:15am Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US
BBC
The ambassador's decision to step down is "a matter of deep regret", the prime minister says.
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10 Jul 8:33am Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US
BBC
The ambassador's decision to step down is "a matter of deep regret", the prime minister says.
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Jury is told to return not guilty verdict on charge in Lucy McHugh case 10 Jul 8:30am Jury is told to return not guilty verdict on charge in Lucy McHugh case
Daily Mail
Stephen Nicholson, of Southampton, said Lucy McHugh's mother Stacey told him that the 13-year-old girl had been talking about him at school, but that social services had dealt with the matter.
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Matt Hancock caught out on TV AGAIN as he is recorded using his fingers to finish his cappuccino 10 Jul 8:26am Matt Hancock caught out on TV AGAIN as he is recorded using his fingers to finish his cappuccino
Daily Mail
Matt Hancock was again the victim of a live TV camera today as he was recorded before an interview eating the foam from the top of his coffee. He was previously caught out eating a stroopwafel.
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10 Jul 8:25am Iran enrichment breach ‘to go on until nuclear deal rights achieved’
The Guardian
Tehran meets French envoy as Rouhani warns UK of repercussions over oil tanker seizure Iran has told Europe it will not reverse its decision to increase uranium enrichment beyond the limits set by the
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John Major threatens to take Boris Johnson to COURT over No Deal Brexit 10 Jul 8:15am John Major threatens to take Boris Johnson to COURT over No Deal Brexit
Daily Mail
Sir John Major said he would back a judicial review if Mr Johnson tried to suspend the Commons to stop it blocking No Deal at the end of October.
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10 Jul 8:13am Angela Merkel insists she is in good health after third shaking bout
The Guardian
German chancellor began trembling at reception for Finnish prime minister Angela Merkel has insisted she is in good health after experiencing a third bout of shaking in as many weeks at a public event in Berlin. The German chancellor was seen trembling during military honours for Finland’s prime minister,
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10 Jul 8:11am Police are accused of brutality after video of them hitting a man
Daily Mail
In the footage the two officers can be seen struggling with the man on a street in Tower Hamlets on Tuesday afternoon.
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10 Jul 8:05am HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak forces aircraft carrier to abandon sea trials
BBC
The water was pumped out during sea trials and HMS Queen Elizabeth returned to Portsmouth.
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10 Jul 8:00am New cities in the sand: inside Egypt’s dream to conquer the desert
The Guardian
Four decades ago Egypt embarked on the most ambitious new cities building programme in the world. Their boom shows no sign of stopping
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10 Jul 7:42am Trump diplomatic row: What do we know about leaked UK emails?
BBC
Leaked confidential emails from the UK's US ambassador about Donald Trump has sparked a diplomatic row.
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10 Jul 7:35am Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US
BBC
The ambassador steps down after emails criticising President Trump's administration were leaked.
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10 Jul 7:32am Man arrested in Romania over 2013 murder of woman in Sussex
The Guardian
UK police seek extradition of Cristian Sabou in connection with death of Valerie Graves A man has been arrested in Romania in connection with the murder of a woman who was found bludgeoned to death in 2013 at the Sussex village home she was house-sitting for friends. Cristian Sabou, 28, a Romanian national, was detained in the northern town of Dej, near Cluj-Napoca, on Wednesday morning, said Sussex police, as part of a major investigation into the murder of Valerie Graves, 55, in Bosham, West Sussex.
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10 Jul 7:24am Met officers filmed pinning down man apparently having a fit
The Guardian
Footage shows man repeatedly saying ‘I can’t breathe’ during incident in Poplar, east London Three Metropolitan police officers have been filmed pinning a man down while he appeared to have a fit. The Met said it had referred the incident, which took place in Poplar, east London, at about 5.30pm on Tuesday, to the central east command professional standards unit. But the Guardian understands the Independent Office for Police Conduct may take over the investigation.
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10 Jul 7:21am ASAP Rocky: Sweden prison boss defends jail conditions
BBC
The governor of Kronoberg prison, where the rapper's being held, denies TMZ's claims it is "filthy".
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10 Jul 7:19am Germany rape case sparks debate on age of criminal responsibility
The Guardian
Five boys aged between 12 and 14 held over ‘grave sexual crime’ in Mülheim The alleged rape of a woman by a group of teenagers in the Ruhr city of Mülheim has shocked Germany and sparked a debate about the age of criminal responsibility. Five boys – three 14-year-olds and two aged 12 – were detained by police on Friday night in relation to a “grave sexual crime”.
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10 Jul 7:18am Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time
The Guardian
German chancellor began shaking at reception for Finnish prime minister The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has suffered a new trembling spell, the third time in less than a month, which has raised questions about her health. Merkel began shaking involuntarily as national anthems were being played at the reception of the Finnish prime minister Antti Rinne, on Wednesday.
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10 Jul 7:14am HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak forces aircraft carrier to abandon sea trials
BBC
The water was pumped out during sea trials and HMS Queen Elizabeth returned to Portsmouth.
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10 Jul 7:14am Who needs cookbooks? Top chefs’ favourite ultra-simple recipes
The Guardian
You don’t need pages of ingredients and instructions to make something delicious. Here are 18 quick and easy stunners, from Middle Eastern dips to Indian street snacks Over the past 50 years, the chef Alice Waters, owner and chief ideologue at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, has played a pivotal role in the popularisation of local, seasonal cooking. In
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10 Jul 7:11am Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US after leaked Trump comment
The Guardian
Resignation letter says ‘situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like’
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10 Jul 6:28am Major would go to court to stop Parliament closure
BBC
Ex-PM says suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit would be 'totally unacceptable'.
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10 Jul 6:21am Bishop will take to the skies to exorcise entire Colombian city
The Guardian
Army to provide helicopter for sprinkling of holy water on area beset by violent crime A Colombian bishop is planning to exorcise an entire city this weekend, sprinkling holy water from a helicopter. Monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya, the bishop of Buenaventura, will say a prayer intended to purge the area of demonic infestation.
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10 Jul 6:11am ‘Siberian Maldives’ is actually a toxic dump, Instagrammers warned
The Guardian
Russian lake that has sparked social media frenzy is full of metal oxides from coal ash
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10 Jul 5:59am US briefing: Acosta row, Trump slams ‘foolish’ May and RIP Rip Torn
The Guardian
Wednesday’s top story: Trump ‘feels badly’ for labor secretary amid calls to quit over Epstein case. Plus, why so many people think the moon landings were faked
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Police are accused of brutality after video of them hitting a man 10 Jul 5:31am Police are accused of brutality after video of them hitting a man
Daily Mail
In the footage the two officers can be seen struggling with the man on a street in Tower Hamlets on Tuesday afternoon.
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10 Jul 5:14am UK economy returns to growth but slowdown fears persist
BBC
A recovery in car production helped the economy grow 0.3% in May after declining 0.4% in April.
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10 Jul 5:11am Jacinda Ardern: neighbour reportedly admits to killing Paddles, first cat of New Zealand
The Guardian
Man going by the name of Chris says he wrote condolence card for Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford The man who killed New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s cat has broken his silence, a year after he ran over the first cat of New Zealand. Shortly after Ardern became the prime minister-elect in October 2017, her polydactyl cat named Paddles shot to fame, and even had her own Twitter account.
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10 Jul 5:10am Pembrokeshire rescue: Twenty-three people rescued from sinking boat
BBC
The coastguard says the pleasure boat was taking on water rapidly three miles off Pembrokeshire.
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10 Jul 5:00am Major would go to court to stop Parliament closure
BBC
Ex-PM says suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit would be 'totally unacceptable'.
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10 Jul 4:40am Same-sex marriage and abortion votes breach NI devolution, says DUP
BBC
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson made the comments after MPs vote to change same-sex marriage and abortion law.
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10 Jul 4:37am Blair Cottrell moves to appeal conviction over mock beheading video
The Guardian
His lawyer will argue the racial vilification conviction is at odds with Victoria’s charter of human rights The far-right extremist Blair Cottrell has made a bid for a Victoria supreme court appeal over his racial vilification conviction for a mock beheading video. Cottrell, Neil Erikson and a third man were convicted and
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10 Jul 4:35am UK economy returns to growth as carmakers end Brexit shutdown - business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest financial news, including new growth figures for May
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10 Jul 4:27am British Grand Prix: New Silverstone deal expected to be announced
BBC
Formula 1 is expected to announce a new British Grand Prix contract at a news conference on Wednesday.
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10 Jul 4:25am Pembrokeshire rescue: Twenty-three people rescued from sinking boat
BBC
The coastguard says the pleasure boat was taking on water rapidly three miles off Pembrokeshire.
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10 Jul 4:21am Major would go to court to stop Parliament closure
BBC
Ex-PM says suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit would be 'totally unacceptable'.
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10 Jul 4:20am Welsh school uniforms to be cheaper and gender neutral
BBC
Parents in Wales will be able to make a formal complaint if new guidelines are not taken into account.
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10 Jul 4:19am At least 15 women and children killed in tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea
The Guardian
Pregnant women among victims of killings in small village of Karida, in an area beset by internecine violence At least 15 women and children have been killed in a massacre in Papua New Guinea’s Hela province, in one of the worst outbreaks of tribal violence in the country for years. The killings happened on early Monday morning during a raid on Karida, a village of about 800 people in the interior of the country.
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10 Jul 4:14am Airbus on course to overtake Boeing as biggest planemaker
The Guardian
European firm has edge after US rival reports slump in deliveries after two fatal crashes Airbus is on track to overtake Boeing as the world’s biggest planemaker as the US company reported a slump in deliveries of new commercial jetliner deliveries following
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10 Jul 4:10am Andy Murray column: Serena Williams was making me laugh at Wimbledon
BBC
In his latest BBC Sport column, Andy Murray discusses his partnership with Serena Williams and not feeling disappointed he won't play his brother Jamie.
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10 Jul 4:10am Papua New Guinea: Women and children killed in tribal massacre
BBC
At least 24 people are dead, including two pregnant women, in tribal violence in Papua New Guinea.
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10 Jul 4:05am Superdry founder promises revival after £85m loss
BBC
Julian Dunkerton, back at the helm of the High Street brand, says he is attempting to "steady the ship".
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10 Jul 3:55am HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak forces aircraft carrier to abandon sea trials
BBC
The water was pumped out during sea trials and HMS Queen Elizabeth returned to Portsmouth
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10 Jul 3:40am Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs
BBC
At least 20% of the most common gulls carry the bacteria, which scientists fear can be passed on to humans.
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Newlyweds devastated after thieves sneak into wedding to steal ALL their gifts and thousands in cash 10 Jul 3:39am Newlyweds devastated after thieves sneak into wedding to steal ALL their gifts and thousands in cash
Daily Mail
Carley and Paul Atkinson were married on Saturday on a farm on the Blackdown Hills in Somerset. But as they packed away thieves swooped in, stealing gifts and honeymoon donations.
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10 Jul 3:38am Papua New Guinea: Women and children killed in tribal massacre
BBC
At least 24 people are dead, including two pregnant women, in tribal violence in Papua New Guinea.
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10 Jul 3:19am Pembrokeshire rescue: Twenty-three people rescued from sinking boat
BBC
The coastguard says the pleasure boat was taking on water rapidly three miles off Pembrokeshire.
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10 Jul 3:09am Superdry founder promises revival after £85m loss
BBC
The founder of the struggling retailer, known for its zip-up hoodies, says he is attempting to "steady the ship".
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10 Jul 2:59am Amazon Alexa offering NHS health advice
BBC
The voice-assisted device will give official NHS advice, but critics fear a "data protection disaster".
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10 Jul 2:55am US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters
BBC
US Marine General Joseph Dunford wants to "ensure freedom of navigation" in the Gulf and off Yemen.
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10 Jul 2:40am Third Sydney apartment block abandoned after safety issues
The Guardian
Revelations residents were removed from Zetland apartments follows evacuation of Opal Tower and Mascot Towers A third Sydney apartment block is under scrutiny over building and safety issues after it was revealed its residents were evacuated last year. Residents from the 30 loft-style apartments at 19 Gadigal Avenue in Zetland, in Sydney’s south-west, were evacuated late last year, while City of Sydney staff had inspected the building in February and found it had “extensive and severe water damage”, a city spokesman said.
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10 Jul 2:39am Bitter blue-on-blue as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt clash on live TV
The Guardian
Hunt accuses rival Johnson of putting ambition before country in head-to-head Tory leadership debate Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt escalated the blue-on-blue warfare in Tuesday night’s televised debate, trading blows on which potential prime minister could see through a no-deal Brexit, as Hunt repeatedly emphasised his rival’s refusal to answer questions. The bitter back-and-forth, which will raise questions over whether Hunt could serve in a Johnson government after the aspersions he cast on his rival, saw the foreign secretary accuse Johnson of putting personal ambition above the welfare of the country.
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10 Jul 2:36am Rip Torn, cult actor and Artie in the Larry Sanders Show, dies aged 88
The Guardian
Star of a string of 60s classics fell foul of Hollywood because of his temper but found a fresh lease of life in comedy, from TV’s Larry Sanders Show to the Men in Black films Rip Torn, America’s celebrated wildman actor, has died aged 88. Torn, who had been a constant presence on stage and screen since the mid-1950s, was arguably better known for his eccentric, and occasionally violent, antics when the cameras weren’t rolling – and on one notorious occasion, when they were.
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10 Jul 2:26am Rip Torn, Men in Black star and Artie in the Larry Sanders Show, dies aged 88
The Guardian
Star of a string of 60s classics fell foul of Hollywood because of his temper but found a fresh lease of life in comedy, from TV’s Larry Sanders Show to the Men in Black films Rip Torn, America’s celebrated wildman actor, has died aged 88. Torn, who had been a constant presence on stage and screen since the mid-1950s, was arguably better known for his eccentric, and occasionally violent, antics when the cameras weren’t rolling – and on one notorious occasion, when they were.
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10 Jul 2:10am As Trump closes US doors to migrants, Latin Americans look to Europe
The Guardian
Venezuelans are behind only Syrians in terms of asylum applications in Europe while those from Central Americans are up 4,000% in a decade In contrast to many congregations in western Europe, attendance is on the up at Notre-Dame aux Riches Claires, an imposing baroque red-brick church on a cobbled road close to Brussels’ Grand Place. The faithful squeeze into the pews for Sunday mass and spill out on to the road to catch up before and after the weekly Spanish-language service by Father Óscar Escobar.
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10 Jul 2:08am US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters
BBC
US Marine General Joseph Dunford wants to "ensure freedom of navigation" in the Gulf and off Yemen.
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10 Jul 1:54am Pembrokeshire rescue: Twenty-three people rescued from sinking boat
BBC
The coastguard says the pleasure boat was taking on water rapidly three miles off Pembrokeshire.
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10 Jul 1:35am Billionaire tech moguls arrive at plush Sun Valley Lodge for invite-only Allen & Co Idaho conference
Daily Mail
Billionaires, tech and media moguls are swarming Idaho for the annual invite-only Allen & Company conference. The event has seen the likes of Shari Redstone and David Zaslav (top right).
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10 Jul 1:26am Rare disease spread via rat urine kills seven dogs and leaves dozens of Australians ill
The Guardian
Outbreak of leptospirosis, which can be fatal in humans, attributed to increased construction in Sydney Seven dogs have died in Sydney from a disease that can kill pets in 48 hours, is transmitted by rat urine and has emerged in New South Wales for the first time, possibly due to
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10 Jul 1:23am News Daily: Tory leadership TV debate and climate change demand
BBC
Your morning briefing for 10 July 2019.
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10 Jul 1:00am Should we build cities from scratch?
The Guardian
With another 2.5 billion urban dwellers predicted within the next 30 years, should we expand existing cities? Or is there a case for starting afresh?
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10 Jul 1:00am Vladimir Putin’s Russia is rehabilitating Stalin. We must not let it happen | Irina Sherbakova
The Guardian
An archive of artefacts from Stalin’s brutal reign should stand as evidence against Putin’s vision of a ‘heroic’ Soviet past
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10 Jul 1:00am Labor secretary wants to slash funding to anti-sex trafficking agency by 80%
The Guardian
Alexander Acosta, under fire for his plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein, proposed a drastic cut that experts say will put children at risk Alexander Acosta, the US labor secretary
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British TV sensation Love Island debuts in the U.S 10 Jul 12:21am British TV sensation Love Island debuts in the U.S
Daily Mail
Tweaked and re-packaged from the format of its European predecessor, the US version will follow 11 single guys and girls on their quest for true love in a stunning beach-front abode in Fiji.
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Father punches parent at rugby league match in Kellyville in Sydney 10 Jul 12:21am Father punches parent at rugby league match in Kellyville in Sydney
Daily Mail
A man has been charged after he allegedly punched a parent from another team - knocking him to the ground - at a junior rugby league match in Sydney's northwest.
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Uncle, 50, is found guilty of shooting dead his nephew, 23, in an honour killing 10 Jul 12:19am Uncle, 50, is found guilty of shooting dead his nephew, 23, in an honour killing
Daily Mail
The 50-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denied murdering his nephew by shooting him seven times with a semi-automatic weapon at the entrance of a home in western Sydney in 2015.
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10 Jul 12:13am US plans coalition of military allies to patrol waters off Iran and Yemen
The Guardian
Pentagon’s top general says group of nations would ensure freedom of navigation in Straits of Hormuz The United States hopes to enlist allies in the coming weeks for a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters in the Persian Gulf where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, the Penatgon’s most senior general has said. Under the plan, which has only been finalised in recent days, the US would provide command ships and lead surveillance efforts for the military coalition in seaas off Iran and Yemen. Allies would patrol waters near those US command ships and escort commercial vessels with their nation’s flags.
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NY billionaire accused of illegally creating a FAKE driveway so he has a West Village parking spot 10 Jul 12:12am NY billionaire accused of illegally creating a FAKE driveway so he has a West Village parking spot
Daily Mail
Noam Gottesman, 58, reportedly shaved a sidewalk in front of his West Village residence so it looks like a driveway. He's worth $2.7bn, but hasn't paid a cent to annex the public space.
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Surveillance camera captures moment a woman is stabbed to death at a New York subway station 10 Jul 12:05am Surveillance camera captures moment a woman is stabbed to death at a New York subway station
Daily Mail
Latanya Watson, 30, was killed after becoming embroiled in an argument with another woman on a 3 Line train as it arrived in Brownsville, Brooklyn on Monday night
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10 Jul 12:03am Niqab clad Centrelink fraud Ikraam Mohamud jailed
Daily Mail
A childcare worker who ripped off Australian taxpayers to the tune of $88,051 while earning more than $80,000 a year has been jailed for just three months. 
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10 Jul 12:03am Scott Morrison prays at Hillsong conference – video
The Guardian
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison 
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10 Jul 12:00am Dutch council forces playground to close over noise complaints
The Guardian
More than 4,000 sign petition to overturn decision, which aimed to appease neighbours A national debate has been sparked in the Netherlands after a council ordered a primary school playground to be shut for being too noisy. Questions have been raised in the Dutch parliament and a campaign has been launched to save the playground in the wake of the decision by Nijmegen council.
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10 Jul 12:00am Descendants of Jews who fled Nazis unite to fight for German citizenship
The Guardian
Hundreds of applicants turned down by the government are now looking for answers A group of more than 100 descendants of Jewish refugees who fled the Nazi regime are challenging the German government’s rejection of their applications to restore their citizenship. Anyone who was deprived of their German citizenship during the 12 years of Nazi dictatorship on political, racial or religious grounds – as well as their descendants – is potentially eligible for its restoration, according to a clause enshrined in the country’s constitution.
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9 Jul 11:09pm Rip Torn, cult actor, dies aged 88
The Guardian
Star of a string of 60s classics fell foul of Hollywood because of his temper but found a fresh lease of life in comedy, from TV’s Larry Sanders Show to the Men in Black films Rip Torn, America’s celebrated wildman actor, has died aged 88. Torn, who had been a constant presence on stage and screen since the mid-1950s, was arguably better known for his eccentric, and occasionally violent, antics when the cameras weren’t rolling – and on one notorious occasion, when they were. His publicist confirmed his death on Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press.
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Duchess of Cambridge backs new campaign set up to persuade other youngsters to engage with nature 9 Jul 11:08pm Duchess of Cambridge backs new campaign set up to persuade other youngsters to engage with nature
Daily Mail
Kate, 37, is throwing her weight behind the Backyard Nature initiative - set up by a group of inner city schoolchildren to persuade other youngsters to become 'environmental guardians'.
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9 Jul 9:32pm South-east Australia braces for cold front with rain, snow and damaging winds
The Guardian
Warnings in place for parts of South Australia, Victoria and NSW, with blizzards forecast for alpine regions Polar winds, blizzards, floods and one of the worst storms this season are poised to sweep across south-eastern Australia on Wednesday, affecting parts of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. A cold front will bring rain, hail and snow, with severe weather and flood warnings issued for all three states. Damaging winds – from 80km/h to 120km/h – will also hit affected areas.
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9 Jul 9:31pm US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters
BBC
US Marine General Joseph Dunford wants to "ensure freedom of navigation" in the Gulf and off Yemen.
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9 Jul 9:18pm The Left Behind: TV drama shows the face of the far right
BBC
The increase in hate crimes in the UK is the focus of a new docudrama.
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9 Jul 8:23pm At least 15 women and children killed in tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea
The Guardian
Killings took place during an attack on the small village of Karida in an area beset by internecine violence At least 15 women and children have been killed in a massacre in Papua New Guinea’s Hela province, in one of the worst outbreaks of tribal violence in the country for years. The killings happened on early Monday morning during a raid on Karida, a village of about 800 people in the interior of the country.
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9 Jul 8:20pm Amazon Alexa offering NHS health advice
BBC
The voice-assisted technology is going to provide health advice direct from the NHS Choices website.
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9 Jul 7:55pm Judge blocks justice department from changing lawyers in US census case – as it happened
The Guardian
In what experts called a troubling move, the agency had announced over the weekend that it was appointing a new team of lawyers
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9 Jul 7:17pm Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs
BBC
Scientists say at least 20% of gulls carry the bacteria, which they fear can be passed onto humans.
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9 Jul 7:01pm Heterosexual couples may be allowed to convert marriages to civil unions
The Guardian
Ministers in England and Wales are considering how to extend civil partnerships All heterosexual couples in England and Wales will be offered the chance to “convert” their marriages to civil partnerships, or vice versa, under plans being considered by ministers. The Government Equalities Office (GEO) is launching a consultation on how to fulfil its pledge to extend civil partnerships to opposite sex couples.
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