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12 Aug 6:26pm John Bolton says UK-US trade deal could be agreed 'sector by sector'
The Independent
US national security advisor meets Boris Johnson in London
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12 Aug 6:23pm Murray rules out US Open singles after losing comeback in Cincinnati
BBC
Andy Murray says he will not play singles at the US Open after losing his first match since career-threatening hip surgery.
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12 Aug 6:19pm Canada manhunt: Teenage murder suspects died in suicide, say police
The Independent
Pair, who had not been seen since 21 July, sparked huge search spanning three separate provinces
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12 Aug 5:38pm Ban drivers using hands-free phone calls, say MPs
The Independent
Select committee warns hands-free devices create 'same risks of collision' as hand-held ones
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12 Aug 5:36pm Prisons: Boris Johnson pledges £100m to boost security
BBC
Jails in England and Wales cannot be allowed to become "factories for making bad people worse", PM says.
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12 Aug 5:31pm Crime: What has Boris Johnson promised on law and order?
BBC
Boris Johnson has made several announcements on law and order. But what exactly is he proposing?
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12 Aug 5:22pm Andy Murray beaten by Richard Gasquet on singles return
BBC
Andy Murray is beaten by Richard Gasquet in his first singles match since hip resurfacing surgery in round one of the Cincinnati Masters.
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12 Aug 5:14pm Liverpool to north Wales: Up close with a county line
BBC
The police officers trying to protect teenagers from drug gangs between Liverpool and north Wales.
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12 Aug 5:11pm UK facing cauliflower shortage after extreme weather
The Independent
Sprout and cabbage supplies also affected by heatwave and floods
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12 Aug 5:00pm London King's Cross estate admits using facial recognition technology
The Independent
Watchdog expresses concern tools could 'undermine people's privacy'
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12 Aug 4:30pm Students will owe £8.6bn in loan interest alone within five years, official figures show
The Independent
There has been growing criticism of the government's failure to act on sky-high interest rates – currently 6.3 per cent – on university debts
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12 Aug 4:17pm US man fakes death and flees to Thailand to avoid child sex abuse charges
The Independent
Statement claims he used another person's identity to flee the country
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12 Aug 3:40pm Russia admits nuclear power test accident caused explosion that killed five people
The Independent
Men had been testing 'new special device' at reactor, suspected of being cruise missile
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12 Aug 3:10pm Dayton mass shooter's friend arrested for buying and storing his gun equipment
The Independent
Friend says he stored equipment so suspect's parents would not find the 100-round magazine and body armour
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12 Aug 2:48pm Children of British Isis members will not be allowed to return to UK, government rules
The Independent
'If these children are not returned to their country, rehabilitated and reintegrated into their communities, they will all become future terrorists,' warn the Kurdish authorities
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12 Aug 2:02pm Trump's attorney general says 'serious irregularities' at Jeffrey Epstein's prison as conspiracy theories swirl
The Independent
William Barr insists that the paedophile financier's alleged co-conspirators should not 'rest easy' despite his apparent suicide
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12 Aug 1:57pm Trump targets legal migrants who get food aid
BBC
The rule change will make it more difficult for poorer migrants to enter or remain in the US legally.
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12 Aug 1:56pm Bouncer jailed for throwing man out of bar with such force he landed on other side of street
The Independent
Victim says bouncer 'ruined Christmas' by hurling him into wall
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12 Aug 12:49pm Trump administration rolls back vital protections for animals at risk of extinction
The Independent
Crocodiles, wolverines and monarch butterflies will be at greater risk of obliteration in a move designed to help polluting industries, activists say
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12 Aug 12:34pm Man who escaped prison on a tractor after sexually assaulting and killing an officer captured
The Independent
Jailbreaker found in field after extensive search by officers and local community 'in the right place at the right time'
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12 Aug 12:33pm £15,000 on wine at the Shard for first date? Viral story not true
BBC
Sorry all, but that story about the Tinder first date at the Shard and the £15,000 wine isn't true.
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12 Aug 12:15pm Grouse shooting estate owners handed 'at least £10m' of EU taxpayer money last year
The Independent
'It makes no sense to direct public subsidies to estates that are systematically damaging the country's biggest carbon sink'
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12 Aug 12:12pm Throughout his career, one label has always managed to make Trump rage: 'racist'
The Independent
Trump rejects being racist despite his remarks and actions towards immigrants, black Congress members, majority-Afro American cities and fanning flames of white supremacism
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12 Aug 12:07pm Arctic wildfires spew soot and smoke cloud bigger than EU
The Guardian
Plume from unprecedented blazes forecast to reach Alaska as fires rage for third month A cloud of smoke and soot
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12 Aug 12:02pm Trump targets legal migrants who get food aid
BBC
The rule change will make it more difficult for poorer migrants to enter or remain in the US legally.
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12 Aug 11:56am Jeffrey Epstein's death may cheat his victims out of millions in restitution
The Independent
Prosecutors may try to seize assets and compensate victims through a civil forfeiture case but they are not guaranteed success
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12 Aug 11:53am Gay penguins adopt abandoned egg at Berlin Zoo
The Independent
Gay penguins are found both in the wild and in captivity
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12 Aug 11:44am Brexit: Caroline Lucas criticised over all-female cabinet plan
BBC
Caroline Lucas defends her plan aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, saying women are less tribal.
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12 Aug 11:24am Muslim women 'sterilised' in China detention camps, say former detainees
The Independent
'It's like we were just a piece of meat,' says Gulbahar Jalilova
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12 Aug 11:23am Hong Kong airport authority cancels flights over protests
The Guardian
Tourists remain in airport during demonstration, with flights to resume on Tuesday Hong Kong protesters have shut down one of the world’s busiest airports in a dramatic escalation of the mass demonstrations that have plunged the city into its worst political crisis in decades. The unprecedented cancellation of all flights followed the fourth consecutive day of protests at the airport and amid increasingly threatening statements from Beijing. A Chinese official said “terrorism” was emerging in the city, while in Hong Kong authorities demonstrated water cannon for use in crowd control.
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12 Aug 11:20am Pound plunges to 10-year low against euro
The Independent
Sterling pares back some losses as turmoil in Italy deepens but remains perilously close to all-time low against single currency
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12 Aug 11:18am Mother and son beat autistic man to death with rocks and branches because he used footpath on their land
The Independent
'You both...were filled with venom and a desire for revenge,' judge says
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12 Aug 11:09am Cystic fibrosis drugs rejected for use by NHS in Scotland
BBC
The two drugs, Orkambi and Symkevi, had been described as "life-changing" by campaigners.
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12 Aug 10:59am Caroline Lucas apologises for proposing all-white female emergency cabinet
The Independent
'I realise that I did not get this right,' Green Party MP says
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12 Aug 10:49am India floods: At least 157 dead and hundreds of thousands evacuated as monsoon lashes region
The Independent
Seasonal rainfall batter Indian states as scientists sound alarm about climate change impact on extreme weather
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12 Aug 10:35am Hong Kong protests: Airport cancels flights as thousands occupy
BBC
The busy international hub cancels flights as anti-government protests there enter a fourth day.
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12 Aug 10:35am Trump administration announces new immigration rules to deny people visas for being poor
The Independent
New regulations will also target migrants already legally in country seeking residency
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12 Aug 9:51am Norway mosque shooting suspect appears in court with with two black eyes after being taken out by 65-year-old Muslim worshipper
The Independent
Smirking suspected far-right extremist believed to have sustained series of bruises on face in altercation with Mohamed Rafiq, his senior by 44 years
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12 Aug 9:28am Hong Kong protests: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters from close range
The Independent
People were beaten with batons and police fired at close range in the station
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12 Aug 9:26am It has taken Dominic Cummings less than two weeks to become everything he hates
The Independent
'Ten thousand new prison places' is a shining example of the bad policy politics Cummings has spent a lifetime claiming to want to change
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12 Aug 9:22am Fire kills five children at Pennsylvania daycare centre
The Independent
'We are all at a loss, trying to figure out how this happened,' says grandmother to four of the five children killed in daycare fire
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12 Aug 9:16am Passenger plane crashes into fence at Gatwick Airport
The Independent
Flight to New York temporarily grounded as passengers forced to evacuate damaged plane
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12 Aug 9:05am No 10 expects rebel move against no-deal Brexit on 9 September
The Guardian
Boris Johnson thinks EU will do nothing until it sees outcome of parliamentary battle Downing Street believes rebel MPs will try to make a move to stop a no-deal Brexit in the second week of September, with the EU unlikely to respond until after that battle has played out.
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12 Aug 8:58am Brexit: Caroline Lucas criticised over all-female cabinet plan
BBC
Caroline Lucas defends her plan aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, saying women are less tribal.
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12 Aug 8:33am Gary Dean murder: Scott and Carol Dawson jailed for life
BBC
"Wicked and cruel" Carol and Scott Dawson were angry about Gary Dean running across their land.
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12 Aug 8:29am Russia indicates rocket engine exploded in test of mini nuclear reactor
The Guardian
Test failure symptomatic of wider escalation of US-Russia nuclear tensions, expert says Russian scientists have indicated that they were working on miniaturised sources of nuclear energy when a rocket engine exploded last week, increasing scrutiny of the possibility that the accident occurred while testing an experimental cruise missile powered by a small reactor. The explosion last Thursday at a military testing ground in Russia’s Arkhangelsk region
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12 Aug 8:23am Brexit: Boris Johnson identifies critical date for MPs trying to block no-deal departure
The Independent
'If MPs are going to pull some sort of political stunt then that would be the point when they would do it'
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12 Aug 8:14am FCA examining claims share price of Woodford-held Burford Capital was illegally manipulated
The Independent
Burford says it found signs of "material illegal activity" around time of short-selling attack by US hedge fund that hit its value
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12 Aug 8:00am Meghan has made Prince Harry less popular, says Farage
BBC
The Brexit Party leader said Prince Harry's popularity has "fallen off a cliff" since he met Meghan.
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12 Aug 7:52am Venezuelan activist calls on UK to back ICC referral over human rights
The Guardian
UK foreign secretary urged to draw on experience at The Hague to hold Maduro government to account The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has been urged to draw on his experience as a former Foreign Office human rights lawyer to press the legal case that the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro has systematically tortured its people. The call was led by prominent Venezuela human rights defender Tamara Sujú who visited London to persuade the UK to join six non-European countries in pressuring the international criminal court (ICC) to pursue a case against the Venezuelan leadership.
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12 Aug 7:46am Sun 'disappears' in middle of summer across vast swathes of Siberia in mysterious phenomenon
The Independent
Dark clouds completely blot out sky almost exactly a year after similar incident affected same region
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12 Aug 7:38am Mohamed Salah visits young fan who ran into lamp-post while chasing his car
BBC
The young boy is "made up" despite suffering a bloodied nose while trying to get the footballer's attention.
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12 Aug 7:28am 'Shameful spin machine': Boris Johnson government criticised over plans for new unit to monitor Brexit news stories
The Independent
Rapid rebuttal unit to 'react quickly to Brexit-related stories as part of preparations to leave the EU on 31 October'
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12 Aug 7:26am Green MP Caroline Lucas calls for all-female emergency cabinet
BBC
The Green MP says women are less tribal, but her plan to stop a no-deal Brexit receives criticism.
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12 Aug 7:24am Hong Kong protests: Airport cancels flights as thousands occupy
BBC
The busy international hub cancels flights as anti-government protests there enter a fourth day.
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12 Aug 6:57am Teenager films father smashing front door down during attack that left mother with staples in her head
The Independent
Andrew Clifton was jailed after footage was shown in court - but daughter Maysa still visits him in prison
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12 Aug 6:55am Metal shards from Boeing 787 taking off over Rome rain down 'like bullets' on people below
The Independent
Norwegian Dreamliner heading to Los Angeles started shedding eight-inch metal fragments - which smashed into homes and cars below
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12 Aug 6:50am Epstein death: prosecutors could turn focus to Ghislaine Maxwell, 'his protector who supplied him with three girls a day'
The Independent
Search for co-conspirators in Epstein's depravity, those who 'fed him a stream of minors', centres on one woman
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12 Aug 6:48am Hong Kong airport authority cancels flights over protests
The Guardian
All flights not checked in by Monday afternoon have been grounded as rallies continue Hong Kong’s airport authority has cancelled departure flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators flooded into one of the world’s busiest air travel hubs holding signs reading “Hong Kong is not safe” and “Shame on police”. The authority said: “Other than departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today.”
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12 Aug 6:45am Man and girl missing after car swept away by flash flood in Switzerland
The Independent
Unclear whether missing pair are father and daughter
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12 Aug 6:29am Raise wages and give workers more holiday to boost UK demand and productivity, think tank urges
The Independent
Recommendations also include abolishing personal allowance of income tax to make direct payouts to consumers, and frontloading green investment
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12 Aug 6:25am Nora Quoirin: £10,000 reward offered in search for missing teen
BBC
Nora Quoirin's family offer a reward for new information, as £100,000 is donated to help them.
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12 Aug 6:10am Mascot Towers owner breaks down at NSW inquiry into building standards
The Guardian
Vijay Vital says his family’s evacuation in mid-June due to the cracking has ‘caused a lot of trauma’ A Mascot Towers owner has broken down at an inquiry into building standards as he detailed his family’s experience since being evacuated from the cracked Sydney apartment block. An inquiry began on Monday into the regulation of building standards, quality and disputes in New South Wales, after a series of incidents involving damaged unit buildings.
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12 Aug 6:02am Grouse shooting: Labour calls for review amid habitat concerns
BBC
Labour raises environmental concerns ahead of the four-month grouse shooting season from Monday.
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12 Aug 5:58am Hong Kong protests: Airport cancels flights as thousands occupy
BBC
The busy international hub cancels flights as anti-government protests there enter a fourth day.
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12 Aug 5:55am Law and order: Extra £85m for CPS to tackle violent crime
BBC
A review into sentencing is also promised as Downing Street continues its focus on law and order.
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12 Aug 5:54am Epstein death: Prison officer 'removed from suicide watch night before billionaire paedophile died'
The Independent
Investigations continue into why billionaire paedophile was not checked on for 'several hours' before death
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12 Aug 5:48am Versace apologises after T-shirt angers China
BBC
The luxury label is the latest firm to face backlash for not adhering to China's territorial claims.
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12 Aug 5:44am Labour preparing ground for no-confidence motion in Boris Johnson in early September, Diane Abbott indicates
The Independent
'Who has confidence in Boris Johnson apart from the people around him,' says shadow home secretary
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12 Aug 5:40am Green MP Caroline Lucas calls for all-female emergency cabinet
BBC
The Green MP says women are "less tribal", but her plan to stop a no-deal Brexit has been criticised.
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12 Aug 5:37am 'It's like you have this disease': Trump supporters in New York complain they cannot admit they back president
The Independent
Backers of president allege fears of 'physical violence', retaliation and damage to business amid calls for boycott
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12 Aug 5:32am Hong Kong protests: Airport cancels flights as thousands occupy terminal
BBC
The busy international hub cancels flights as anti-government protests there enter a fourth day.
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12 Aug 5:28am British diplomats to pull out from EU decision-making meetings within days
The Guardian
Critics say No 10 move to quit bloc’s institutional structures leaves UK blindsided British diplomats will pull out from the EU’s institutional structures of power in Brussels within days, under plans being drawn up by Downing Street. In an attempt to reinforce the message that the UK is leaving the EU by 31 October, “do or die”, the UK would stop attending the day-to-day meetings that inform EU decision-making.
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12 Aug 5:14am Hong Kong protests: Men disguised as demonstrators help police make arrests
The Independent
Officers use tear gas and rubber bullets as demonstrations enter tenth week
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12 Aug 5:01am Guatemala elects hardline president who opposes Trump immigration deal
The Guardian
Ex-prisons chief Alejandro Giammattei says he will seek to modify controversial pact with US A conservative law and order hardliner promising to reinstate the death penalty and deploy soldiers on to the streets has been elected the new president of Guatemala. Alejandro Giammattei, 63, an ex-prisons chief backed by the country’s economic and military powerbrokers, trounced his opponent Sandra Torres, a former first lady, to win Sunday’s presidential race on his fourth attempt by securing 58% of the vote.
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12 Aug 4:54am Law and order: Extra £85m for CPS to tackle violent crime
BBC
A review into sentencing is also promised as Downing Street continues its focus on law and order.
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12 Aug 4:38am Bernie Sanders takes victory lap at Iowa State Fair 'Soapbox', claiming credit for 2020 progressive strain
The Independent
Thanking Iowa, Mr Sanders pledged to fight against Donald Trump's racism — and for progressive issues animating 2020 Democrats
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12 Aug 4:37am Hong Kong airport authority cancels flights over protests
The Guardian
All flights not yet checked in by Monday afternoon have been cancelled, authority says Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has cancelled all departure flights not yet checked in by Monday afternoon, after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators flooded into the airport holding signs reading “Hong Kong is not safe” and “Shame on police”. “Other than departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today,” the authority said in a statement.
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12 Aug 4:37am Secret Brexit legislation around environmental protections 'must be revealed by government'
The Independent
'Releasing information for public scrutiny is a key pillar of our democracy,' says Greenpeace
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12 Aug 4:34am Hong Kong airport cancels flights over protests
BBC
The busy international hub cancels flights as anti-government protests there enter a fourth day.
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12 Aug 4:29am GB shot putter included in relay team by mistake
BBC
Great Britain are disqualified from the men's 4x400m relay at the European Athletics Team Championships after a shot putter was named in the line-up.
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12 Aug 4:24am Hong Kong suspends all flights and orders people to stay clear of airport due to pro-democracy protests
The Independent
Hong Kong airport has suspended check-in for all remaining flights on Monday due to ongoing pro-democracy protests.
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12 Aug 4:22am Labour exploring rapid no-confidence vote in PM in early September
The Guardian
Shadow home secretary says MPs need to act quickly after recess to avert no-deal Brexit Diane Abbott has indicated Labour could be planning a rapid vote of no confidence against Boris Johnson once parliament returns in September, saying the party was in talks with other opposition groups on how best to proceed. While the shadow home secretary said it was “above my pay grade” to confirm any plans, she agreed Labour and other parties would need to move quickly when the recess ended to stop a
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12 Aug 4:18am Eid in Kashmir muted as India bans large congregations
The Guardian
Residents could visit mosques but not able to call relatives on eighth day of crackdown Large congregations have been banned for the major Islamic festival of Eid in Indian-administered Kashmir, where an unprecedented communications block on landlines, mobile and the internet remained in place for an eighth day. Residents have been allowed to visit their local mosque, according to Indian officials, but the communications block means they have been unable to call relatives.
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12 Aug 4:17am Tech firms face fines for harmful videos from regulator Ofcom
BBC
The UK plans to give new powers to the media regulator in order to comply with EU law.
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12 Aug 4:13am Law and order: Extra £85m for CPS to tackle violent crime
BBC
A review into sentencing is also promised as Downing Street continues its focus on law and order.
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12 Aug 4:08am Single-use plastic cup orders from public bodies drop by 2.2m in a year
BBC
About 2.2 million fewer single-use cups were used by public bodies in Wales in the last year.
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12 Aug 4:06am Match of the Day 2: Jermaine Jenas & Phil Neville predict trophies for Tottenham
BBC
Match of the Day 2's Jermaine Jenas and Phil Neville say Spurs will challenge Man City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League thanks to good transfer business.
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12 Aug 4:00am Nora Quoirin: More than £100,000 raised for missing teen
BBC
About 350 people are taking part in the search for Nora Quoirin, 15, who is missing in Malaysia.
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12 Aug 3:32am High Streets hit as shop vacancy rate worst since 2015
BBC
Empty shops rise in July, while visitor numbers continue to fall, the latest industry figures show.
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12 Aug 3:26am Simone Biles wins record-equalling sixth US Gymnastics Championships title
BBC
American Simone Biles becomes the second woman in history to win six all-around titles at the US Championships.
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12 Aug 3:03am Gambling companies see huge rise in complaints
BBC
Complaints about UK betting companies have increased almost 5,000% in the past five years.
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12 Aug 2:43am Law and order: Extra £85m for CPS to tackle violent crime
BBC
A review into sentencing is also promised as Downing Street continues its focus on law and order.
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12 Aug 2:13am Drug crime mapped: Gangs operating away from home cities
BBC
Recorded drug crime is increasing in many small towns and villages even as it falls significantly in city centres, analysis by the BBC finds.
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12 Aug 2:06am Hong Kong protests: brutal undercover police tactics spark outcry
The Guardian
Footage of helmeted protesters suddenly making arrests causes concern after weekend of intense clashes Rights groups and democracy activists have accused police in Hong Kong of using excessive force after teargas was fired into an enclosed subway station and officers posed as protesters before making arrests during an intense weekend of clashes.
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12 Aug 2:04am Cheshire stabbing: Two arrested after man killed outside Widnes pub
The Independent
Police dispatch extra patrols to area amid concern from nearby residents
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12 Aug 1:21am Hong Kong protests: Clashes as police fire tear gas into rail station
BBC
Protesters used a flash-mob mentality to evade police, who used batons and tear gas inside stations.
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Dr Bennet Omalu says contact sports should be banned in Australia 12 Aug 12:29am Dr Bennet Omalu says contact sports should be banned in Australia
Daily Mail
Dr Bennet Omalu, famous for discovering the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American footballers, believes that rugby union and AFL won't exist within a generation.
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12 Aug 12:12am Everyone on Newstart should be able to get a job, says minister, despite increase in some areas
The Guardian
Figures show 42,000 fewer people claiming the benefit, but in some areas, it has grown by 10% The social services minister has declared that “everybody” on Newstart should be able to get a job with the right assistance, as new figures show some unemployment hotspots are getting worse across the country. Declaring she would not be “defeatist” about the job prospects of Australia’s hardcore unemployed, Anne Ruston said she was confident help could be provided to get people into work.
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12 Aug 12:09am Iowa State Fair: Bill Weld, Trump's long-shot 2020 Republican challenger, urges party to reject president's racism
The Independent
But voters at Iowa State Fair say they have little interest in supporting an alternative candidate
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12 Aug 12:00am Ostrich on the loose sprints down busy streets in China – video
The Guardian
A runaway ostrich has been captured on video sprinting down busy streets in Yilong in Yunnan province, south-west China. In CCTV footage from 2 August, the ostrich, which stands at more than two metres, was seen racing down the streets in the town. After half an hour, the ostrich's owner found it and took it back home
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12 Aug 12:00am UK and Ireland commemorate 1979 Fastnet race disaster
The Guardian
Series of events include exhibition of portraits by Welsh artist Dan Llywelyn Hall, poetry and vigils It was the summer storm that roared without warning into the Celtic Sea, unleashing monster waves that ambushed a fleet of 303 boats competing in the Fastnet race. Instead of skimming along the south coast of the UK to the Fastnet Rock off south-west Ireland, sailors found themselves battling for life against howling winds and walls of water. Dozens of yachts capsized, trapping crews in their cabins and tossing others into the foam.
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12 Aug 12:00am Texas, a Republican powerhouse, could shift to Democrats as demographics change
The Guardian
The Republicans have dominated the state for 30 years, but a host of retirements and a rise in Hispanic voters may mean that Texas becomes a battleground again as Democrats seek a path to power Sri Preston Kulkarni has just moved into his campaign headquarters, which for now could hardly be more bland: a faceless office with blinds on the windows in a tucked-away suburban Houston business park. Not far away, though, are a Muslim community centre, a Korean market, Hindu temples, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian and Mexican restaurants – reminders that this sprawling Texas metropolis is one of the most diverse urban areas in the nation.
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Lingerie-wearing crossdresser bites a police officer, finding drugs, syringes and a knife in his car 11 Aug 11:29pm Lingerie-wearing crossdresser bites a police officer, finding drugs, syringes and a knife in his car
Daily Mail
A 42-year-old man was found sitting inside an unregistered car in Casino, northern New South Wales on Saturday night.
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11 Aug 11:27pm Myanmar scrambles to rescue flood victims as landslide kills dozens
The Guardian
The annual monsoon has caused havoc in the south-east by flooding roads and destroying bridges Myanmar troops and rescue services have scrambled to provide aid in flood-hit parts of the country after rising waters caused by the annual monsoon rains forced residents to flee by boat and a landslide killed at least 52 people. The deluge has tested disaster response after the landslide on Friday in south-eastern Mon state was followed by heavy flooding that reached the roofs of houses and treetops in nearby towns.
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11 Aug 11:27pm White Olympic fencer Race Imboden takes a knee at Pan Am Games during US national anthem to protest
Daily Mail
American athletes, Race Imboden (left), 26, and Gwen Berry (right), may face consequences during national anthem protests at the Pan Am games in Peru over the weekend.
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11 Aug 10:47pm Bloody arrest by undercover police in Hong Kong – video
The Guardian
Undercover police officers, disguised as protesters, arrested a man in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on Sunday after another day of violent clashes between rights activists and police. The man, who is bleeding heavily from the face, screams out his name (Chow Ka-lok) and calls for a lawyer.
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White Olympic fencer Race Imboden takes a knee at Pan Am Games during US national anthem to protest 11 Aug 10:32pm White Olympic fencer Race Imboden takes a knee at Pan Am Games during US national anthem to protest
Daily Mail
American athletes, Race Imboden (left), 26, and Gwen Berry (right), may face consequences during national anthem protests at the Pan Am games in Peru over the weekend.
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Luxury Audi is found parked on a flight of stairs near Harris Farm Bondi Beach 11 Aug 10:28pm Luxury Audi is found parked on a flight of stairs near Harris Farm Bondi Beach
Daily Mail
The owner of a luxury Audi abandoned their $50,000 car after driving onto the steps of a supermarket, in Bondi, Sydney, mistaking the entrance for a car park
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11 Aug 10:23pm Homeless woman says Centrelink took entire $3,500 tax return for disputed robodebt
The Guardian
Couch surfing 50-year-old says welfare agency told her she wasn’t in financial hardship A Melbourne woman battling homelessness says her entire $3,500 tax return was swiped by Centrelink last month, despite the fact she disputes the alleged robodebt. But when Sue Prgic, 50, complained to the agency that the money had been taken without her knowledge, she said staff had asked to know what she would do with the cash if it were returned.
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Loner accused of murdering his elderly parents is on suicide watch and needs protection in prison 11 Aug 10:19pm Loner accused of murdering his elderly parents is on suicide watch and needs protection in prison
Daily Mail
A Sydney man accused of killing his elderly parents is in a vulnerable position in custody and needs protection as he recovers from injuries sustained during the alleged attack, a court has been told.
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11 Aug 10:14pm Versace apologises after T-shirt draws China ire
BBC
The luxury label is the latest firm to face backlash for not adhering to China's territorial claims.
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Fears grow for missing 15-year-old Nora Quoirin after it emerges she was barefoot when she vanished 11 Aug 9:49pm Fears grow for missing 15-year-old Nora Quoirin after it emerges she was barefoot when she vanished
Daily Mail
Fears over the safety of Nora Quoirin, aged 15, grew last night after it emerged she was barefoot and wearing nightclothes at the time of her disappearance in the Malaysian jungle.
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11 Aug 9:28pm White Olympic fencer Race Imboden takes a knee at Pan Am Games during US national anthem to protest
Daily Mail
'Racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and a president who spreads hate,' the 26-year-old athlete tweeted Friday from the Games in Peru.
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11 Aug 9:12pm New Zealand gun buyback: 10,000 firearms returned after Christchurch attack
The Guardian
Police praise response after thousands of now-banned guns taken out of circulation in less than a month More than 10,000 firearms have been bought by New Zealand’s government in less than a month as part of its gun buyback scheme following the Christchurch mosque shootings in March. Following the killing of 51 people in two inner-city Christchurch mosques by an Australian white supremacist, prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s government rushed through legislation to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons and set aside NZ$150m to buy firearms that were now illegal.
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11 Aug 9:02pm Grouse shooting: Labour calls for review amid habitat concerns
BBC
Labour raises environmental concerns ahead of the four-month grouse shooting season from Monday.
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11 Aug 8:39pm Behrouz Boochani wins $25,000 National Biography award – and accepts via WhatsApp from Manus
The Guardian
Judges call Kurdish Iranian writer and refugee’s memoir an ‘astonishing act of witness’ The Kurdish Iranian writer Behrouz Boochani has continued his sweep of the Australian literary prize landscape, winning the $25,000 National Biography award on Monday – yet another award the refugee was unable to accept in person, as he enters his sixth year of detention on Manus Island. Boochani’s autobiography No Friend but the Mountains tells of his journey from Indonesia to Australia by boat, and his subsequent imprisonment on Manus Island by the Australian government, which continues to refuse him entry.
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Woman dies after being crushed by a falling tree in Melbourne park 11 Aug 8:38pm Woman dies after being crushed by a falling tree in Melbourne park
Daily Mail
A female jogger has died after being crushed by a falling tree in Melbourne .
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Former soldier tracks CCTV footage of vicious road rage attackers but police do not interview him 11 Aug 8:34pm Former soldier tracks CCTV footage of vicious road rage attackers but police do not interview him
Daily Mail
Lewis Eames (pictured), 25, was reversing out of a driveway after thinking a car was letting him out. But he claimed the car sped up then two men attacked him in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
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Vegan pet owners who feed their animals meat-free food are putting their health at serious risk 11 Aug 8:32pm Vegan pet owners who feed their animals meat-free food are putting their health at serious risk
Daily Mail
Vegan pet owners feeding their animals meat-free diets can be putting their health at risk.
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Caroline Lucas calls for emergency cabinet of top female politicians to block No-Deal Brexit 11 Aug 8:31pm Caroline Lucas calls for emergency cabinet of top female politicians to block No-Deal Brexit
Daily Mail
Caroline Lucas has written to ten female MPs calling for an all-women Cabinet. The Green MP proposes a cross-party female leadership team to deliver a new referendum after winning a confidence vote.
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Gangs targeting teenagers in chicken shops by luring them into drug dealing by giving them fast food 11 Aug 8:31pm Gangs targeting teenagers in chicken shops by luring them into drug dealing by giving them fast food
Daily Mail
'Chicken shop grooming' has seen schools launch campaigns to warn children. A primary school teacher shared a YouTube video showing the dangers amid fears the technique is being used at takeaways.
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11 Aug 8:28pm Pennsylvania fire: five children die in blaze at daycare centre
The Guardian
Four of the victims were at the centre overnight because their parents were working, local media reported An early morning fire in Pennsylvania at a residential building housing a daycare centre killed five children and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The fire was reported in Erie, a northwest lake town, at about 1.15am on Sunday, Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department said.
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11 Aug 8:03pm From Rylan to Alison Hammond: The reality stars who became TV presenters
BBC
How the likes of Rylan and Alison Hammond became small-screen favourites.
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11 Aug 7:54pm Indonesia angered as West Papua independence raises its head at Pacific forum
The Guardian
Breakaway leader Benny Wenda will use meeting in Tuvalu to push for UN vote on Jakarta’s control of province Human rights violations and political independence in West Papua are set to command debate at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum, where Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda will urge government leaders to support the “Free Papua” campaign amid recent escalating political violence. Exiled from Papua, but now an official representative attached to the Vanuatu government’s delegation, Wenda is campaigning for a United Nations general assembly resolution next year that will re-examine the controversial 1969 Act of Free Choice vote that formalised Indonesian control of the province.
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11 Aug 7:15pm Law and order: Extra £85m for CPS to tackle violent crime
BBC
A review into sentencing is also promised as Downing Street continues its focus on law and order.
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11 Aug 7:10pm Green MP Caroline Lucas calls for all-female emergency cabinet
BBC
The Green Party MP says women cooperate better and can "bring a different perspective to crises".
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National Grid boss under fire for £1m salary in wake of blackout that wreaked havoc across UK 11 Aug 7:09pm National Grid boss under fire for £1m salary in wake of blackout that wreaked havoc across UK
Daily Mail
National Grid's chief executive John Pettigrew, receives a £944,000 annual wage packet, which critics have branded 'a national disgrace' following Friday's UK-wide power cut.
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