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Ian Austin quits Labour blaming Jeremy Corbyn's leadership (1 hour 16 minutes old)

Ian Austin, the ninth MP this week to leave, blames anti-Semitism but will not join new Independent Group.

Sheffield bomber crash: Fly-past on 75th anniversary (10 minutes old)

The Remember The Ten fly-past in Sheffield was organised after a BBC presenter's chance meeting in a park.

Botswana mulls lifting elephant hunting ban (1 hour 40 minutes old)

A government report recommends lifting a four-year ban on hunting elephants.

Brexit: Irish government hopes no-deal plan 'sits on shelf' (15 minutes old)

The Irish government hopes its legislation for managing a no-deal Brexit will "sit on the shelf".

Men rescue 'dog' from ice - and find wolf (1 hour 59 minutes old)

One man described taking the large dog to the vet in his car - before realising the mistake.

CCTV footage shows lorry 'out of control' before fatal crash (4 hours old)

A lorry ploughs into cars before knocking down and killing a woman and then smashing into a house.

Cathedral City maker Dairy Crest to be bought by Saputo (1 hour 29 minutes old)

Dairy Crest, whose brands also include Country Life, agrees to be taken over by Canadian firm Saputo.

Brexit: Theresa May warned dozens of Tories could rebel over no-deal (18 minutes old)

Downing Street says talks continue "at pace" to get the changes to Theresa May's Brexit deal demanded by MPs.

Chelsea transfer ban: Club to appeal against Fifa decision (1 hour 31 minutes old)

Chelsea have been banned from signings during the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa announces.

Hillsborough trial: Pitch was 'like a battleground' (1 hour 19 minutes old)

Dolores Steele's 15-year-old son Philip was among the Liverpool fans who died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

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Labour MP Ian Austin quits the party over ‘culture of antisemitism’ (1 hour 33 minutes old)

Ninth MP to leave the party this week says he has no plans to join the Independent GroupIan Austin has become the ninth MP to quit the Labour party this week, although he told his local newspaper he had no plans to join the Independent Group (TIG), founded earlier this week by some former colleagues and Tory defectors.The MP for Dudley North in the West Midlands has been disaffected with the party leadership for a couple of years and told the Express & Star newspaper there was a “culture of extremism, antisemitism and intolerance” in Labour. Continue reading...

Shamima Begum: I am willing to change to keep British citizenship (3 hours old)

Nineteen-year-old who joined Isis asks UK to show ‘a bit more mercy’ in assessing her caseShamima Begum has said she is “willing to change”, as she issued a plea to the UK government for “mercy” after the home secretary moved to strip her of her British nationality.The British-born 19-year-old, who travelled from east London to Syria to join Islamic State in 2015, wants to return from Syria because her newborn son is unwell, and she does not wish to allow him to return to the UK alone. Continue reading...

Rubbish spot: London council mocked for placement of Brexit posters (1 hour 15 minutes old)

Tower Hamlets has put ‘this is your home’ notices aimed at EU citizens on side of bin lorriesA London council has been criticised for putting posters telling European residents “this is your home” on the sides of rubbish trucks.Tower Hamlets council has placed posters around the borough encouraging its 41,000 residents from the European Union to secure their right to stay after Brexit, however it has been suggested that the message could be misconstrued. Continue reading...

Church of England urged to make land available to Gypsies (1 hour 44 minutes old)

Synod to vote to protect Roma, Gypsies and Travellers from ‘institutional racism’The Church of England is being urged to make land available for Gypsies and travelling communities who face institutional racism and ostracisation.It may also appoint chaplains to provide pastoral care to Gypsies and Travellers, and to encourage them to become part of the church. Continue reading...

Amnesty International leaders offer to resign over bullying culture (2 hours old)

Letter from seven staff admits mistakes after report warns of ‘toxic’ work environmentAmnesty International’s seven-member senior leadership team has offered to resign after a damning report warned of a “toxic” working environment and widespread bullying.A letter, signed jointly by the human rights group’s leadership team, acknowledged mistakes had been made, adding that the seven senior leaders took shared responsibility for the “climate of tension and mistrust” across the organisation. Continue reading...

How the US government created a fake university to snare immigrant students (2 hours old)

Court documents reveal stunning scheme used to trap 161 foreign nationals; Ice maintains the students knew the school was fakeThe University of Farmington website described a college that would prepare students to succeed in an “ever-globalizing economy.” Students would show up at campus wearing backpacks and asking questions about classes. The US government listed Farmington as eligible to enroll foreign students. The school president, whose LinkedIn page is still online, sent emails to students describing his institution as “a nationally accredited institution authorized to enroll internatio[...]

Greece races to move refugees from island likened to a 'new Lesbos' (6 hours old)

Migration minister warns camp on Samos where hundreds of children live in squalor is six times over capacityGreek authorities are scrambling to house almost 4,000 people crammed into an overflowing migrant camp in Samos, as aid groups warn of a “humanitarian disaster” on one of Europe’s forgotten frontlines.Likening Samos to a “new Lesbos,” the country’s migration minister warned of a race against the clock to find suitable accommodation for the ever growing number of people trapped in a reception centre now six times over capacity. Continue reading...

Police leader calls for laws to allow positive race discrimination (6 hours old)

Sara Thornton says shock to the system needed to increase diversity among officersRadical new laws should allow police to positively discriminate in favour of minority ethnic recruits, otherwise the ranks of officers will be too white for decades to come, the leader of Britain’s police chiefs has said.In an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of the Macpherson report into the death of Stephen Lawrence, Sara Thornton said police had made huge progress, but “unconscious bias” still existed and the way they used their powers needed to be seen to be fair. Continue reading...

Millions of forest-dwelling indigenous people in India to be evicted (3 hours old)

Critics say supreme court ruling constitutes ‘mass eviction in name of conservation’Millions of Indians face eviction after the country’s supreme court ruled that indigenous people illegally living on forest land should move.Campaigners for the rights of tribal and forest-dwelling people have called the court’s decision on Wednesday “an unprecedented disaster” and “the biggest mass eviction in the name of conservation, ever”. Continue reading...

Amy Winehouse hologram tour postponed due to 'unique sensitivities' (1 hour 38 minutes old)

Base Hologram, which was planning a concert tour featuring the deceased singer, says ‘creativity does not necessarily follow a schedule’The company developing an Amy Winehouse hologram tour has postponed the project. Base Hologram said in a statement that it had encountered “some unique challenges and sensitivities” on the path to “remembering Amy Winehouse and her legacy in the most celebratory and respectful way possible”.In a further statement issued to Billboard magazine, Base chairman and CEO Brian Becker described the production as a “cross between a Broadway show and a concert spectacle[...]

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Shamed Jussie Smollett heads straight to Empire set and begs cast to believe him (52 minutes old)

Smollett is said to have told everyone on the set: 'I swear to God, I did not do this.' The actor, scheduled to film scenes Thursday, keep cast and crew waiting for at least 30 minutes, TMZ reports.

May faces 100-MP revolt as moderate Tories pledge to delay Brexit to avoid No Deal (1 hour 30 minutes old)

Dudley North's Ian Austin (left) today became the ninth Labour MP to quit the troubled party, saying he had become ‘ashamed’ of it under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.

HENRY DEEDES watches a mildly sinister address from Jeremy Corbyn (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Atención! Atención! Raise your fists. Hoist the red flag. Our Dear Leader wishes to address a grateful nation. Corbyn has responded to the outbreak of treachery from within his great party.

Wonder how an ambulance can take hours? This paramedic diary exposes how idiots waste their time (2 hours old)

Every month I see highly-skilled colleagues quitting to work elsewhere or to work for private ambulance companies for more money. Who can blame them? I know I will probably do the same.

England's WORST place to live: Peterborough tops the insalubrious list of 'cr*p towns' (2 hours old)

The new league table of 'cr*p towns' by website ILiveHere.co.uk reveals the areas branded 'grotty' and 'run-down' in England by more than 50,000 not-so-proud residents.

Brits 2019: Dua Lipa's hunky father steals the show (3 hours old)

Hunky Dukagjin Lipa, something of a rock star in his native Kosovo, turned heads at the 02 Arena in London and even had host Jack Whitehall gushing over his 'silver fox' looks.

Dark side of Isle of Bute where Alesha MacPhail's mum thought her little girl would be safe (3 hours old)

It's easy to imagine the little girl’s mounting sense of excitement as the ferry chugged towards the Isle of Bute that beautiful summer’s afternoon. It was supposed to be a safe haven for the six-year-old.

Anti-Semitism row at University of Essex as students vote AGAINST starting a Jewish Society (4 hours old)

The row has embroiled a lecturer at the University of Essex, Dr Maanuf Ali (left), who the Union of Jewish Students say has displayed anti-Semitic views.

Edie Campbell, 28 with a 24½-inch waist, told she is ‘too FAT’ to open a show at Milan Fashion Week (4 hours old)

Edie Campbell, 28, was told that she was ‘too big’ to take part in a show at Milan Fashion Week and dropped at the last minute. The British model has 24½in waist and 35in hips, but was cut from a show.

ISIS bride's family urge Sajid Javid to allow them to bring her baby here (4 hours old)

Shamima Begum has pleaded for mercy from MPs after being stripped of her UK citizenship - and has said she is 'willing to change', as her family prepare to go to court over her right to return home.

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Ian Austin quits Labour blaming Jeremy Corbyn's leadership (1 hour 16 minutes old)

Ian Austin, the ninth MP this week to leave, blames anti-Semitism but will not join new Independent Group.

Shamima Begum: IS teenager's family challenge citizenship move (12 hours old)

In a letter to the home secretary, they say that - as her family - they "cannot simply abandon her".

Sheffield bomber crash: Fly-past on 75th anniversary (10 minutes old)

The Remember The Ten fly-past in Sheffield was organised after a BBC presenter's chance meeting in a park.

Cathedral City maker Dairy Crest to be bought by Saputo (1 hour 29 minutes old)

Dairy Crest, whose brands also include Country Life, agrees to be taken over by Canadian firm Saputo.

Churches no longer have to hold Sunday services (40 minutes old)

The Church of England votes to change a 400-year-old law which made Sunday services compulsory.

Woman, 73, dies after Birmingham mugging (3 hours old)

Three men and three boys are arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, robbery and assault.

Hillsborough trial: Pitch was 'like a battleground' (1 hour 19 minutes old)

Dolores Steele's 15-year-old son Philip was among the Liverpool fans who died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

Brixton stabbing: Man stabbed to death at youth club (1 hour 2 minutes old)

Police officers gave first aid to the 23-year-old victim but he died at the scene.

Australia death couple's funeral held in Shropshire (38 minutes old)

Alice Robinson was found dead after partner Jason Francis was hit by a car near their Perth home.

Richard Coles: Mental health hospital 'saved my life' (2 hours old)

Pop star-turned-vicar the Reverend Richard Coles had clinical depression at the age of 17.

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World news | The Guardian

Ireland steps up effort to shelter economy from no-deal Brexit (8 hours old)

Bill readied amid concerns over impact on agriculture, food processing and transportIreland is accelerating preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid growing alarm that parts of the Irish economy could face severe disruption and even collapse – and that the UK hopes to leverage that prospect to wring concessions from the European Union.Leo Varadkar’s government is due on Friday to publish a mammoth omnibus bill incorporating 16 pieces of legislation to try to shelter Ireland from the doomsday scenario of the UK crashing out of the EU. Continue reading...

Venezuela crisis threatens disease epidemic across continent - experts (13 hours old)

Collapse of Venezuela’s healthcare system could fuel spread of malaria and other diseases across regionExperts have warned of an epidemic of diseases such as malaria and dengue on an unprecedented scale in Latin America following the collapse of the healthcare system in Venezuela.Continent-wide public health gains of the last 18 years could be undone if Venezuela does not accept help to control the spreading outbreaks of malaria, Zika, dengue and other illnesses that are afflicting its people, experts have warned in a report published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. Continue reading[...]

How the US government created a fake university to snare immigrant students (2 hours old)

Court documents reveal stunning scheme used to trap 161 foreign nationals; Ice maintains the students knew the school was fakeThe University of Farmington website described a college that would prepare students to succeed in an “ever-globalizing economy.” Students would show up at campus wearing backpacks and asking questions about classes. The US government listed Farmington as eligible to enroll foreign students. The school president, whose LinkedIn page is still online, sent emails to students describing his institution as “a nationally accredited institution authorized to enroll internatio[...]

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 successfully touches down on Ryugu asteroid (11 hours old)

The probe was due to fire a pellet into the surface of the asteroid to try to capture dustA Japanese spacecraft has successfully touched down on a speeding asteroid 300 million kilometres from the Earth as it attempts an audacious manoeuvre to collect samples and bring them back for scientists to study.The Hayabusa 2 probe touched down on the asteroid Ryugu at around 11:30pm GMT on Thursday. Data from the probe showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had reached the asteroid’s surface, according to officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Continue reading...

Millions of forest-dwelling indigenous people in India to be evicted (3 hours old)

Critics say supreme court ruling constitutes ‘mass eviction in name of conservation’Millions of Indians face eviction after the country’s supreme court ruled that indigenous people illegally living on forest land should move.Campaigners for the rights of tribal and forest-dwelling people have called the court’s decision on Wednesday “an unprecedented disaster” and “the biggest mass eviction in the name of conservation, ever”. Continue reading...

Amnesty International leaders offer to resign over bullying culture (2 hours old)

Letter from seven staff admits mistakes after report warns of ‘toxic’ work environmentAmnesty International’s seven-member senior leadership team has offered to resign after a damning report warned of a “toxic” working environment and widespread bullying.A letter, signed jointly by the human rights group’s leadership team, acknowledged mistakes had been made, adding that the seven senior leaders took shared responsibility for the “climate of tension and mistrust” across the organisation. Continue reading...

‘Lives are hanging on the line’: Kenya delays landmark ruling on gay rights (4 hours old)

Decision prompts anger as high court asks for more time to consider evidenceJudges in Kenya have postponed a long-awaited landmark ruling that could have led to sex between men or between women decriminalised.The attempt by LGBT campaigners to have colonial era legislation struck out has been closely watched by activists across Africa. Continue reading...

Shamima Begum: I am willing to change to keep British citizenship (3 hours old)

Nineteen-year-old who joined Isis asks UK to show ‘a bit more mercy’ in assessing her caseShamima Begum has said she is “willing to change”, as she issued a plea to the UK government for “mercy” after the home secretary moved to strip her of her British nationality.The British-born 19-year-old, who travelled from east London to Syria to join Islamic State in 2015, wants to return from Syria because her newborn son is unwell, and she does not wish to allow him to return to the UK alone. Continue reading...

Greece races to move refugees from island likened to a 'new Lesbos' (6 hours old)

Migration minister warns camp on Samos where hundreds of children live in squalor is six times over capacityGreek authorities are scrambling to house almost 4,000 people crammed into an overflowing migrant camp in Samos, as aid groups warn of a “humanitarian disaster” on one of Europe’s forgotten frontlines.Likening Samos to a “new Lesbos,” the country’s migration minister warned of a race against the clock to find suitable accommodation for the ever growing number of people trapped in a reception centre now six times over capacity. Continue reading...

Amy Winehouse hologram tour postponed due to 'unique sensitivities' (1 hour 38 minutes old)

Base Hologram, which was planning a concert tour featuring the deceased singer, says ‘creativity does not necessarily follow a schedule’The company developing an Amy Winehouse hologram tour has postponed the project. Base Hologram said in a statement that it had encountered “some unique challenges and sensitivities” on the path to “remembering Amy Winehouse and her legacy in the most celebratory and respectful way possible”.In a further statement issued to Billboard magazine, Base chairman and CEO Brian Becker described the production as a “cross between a Broadway show and a concert spectacle[...]

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