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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns (1 hour 6 minutes old)

The president's spokesman was reportedly unhappy with the hiring of a new communications director.

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014 (4 hours old)

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply.

Boots apologises for morning-after pill response (2 hours old)

The pharmaceutical company says it is looking for cheaper morning-after pill options.

Prince George photo marks fourth birthday (6 hours old)

The picture was taken at Kensington Palace at the end of June, ahead of his birthday on Saturday.

UK to bring in drone registration (4 hours old)

Drone owners will also be required to pass a safety awareness test.

Hidden Victorian reservoir revealed in Nottingham (3 hours old)

The 160-year-old underground reservoir serves about 150,000 people in Nottingham.

Britain’s Got Talent champion dog Pudsey dies (4 hours old)

He was the first dog to win the show, alongside owner Ashleigh Butler, in 2012.

Corrie Mckeague: 'Nothing found' in airman landfill search (11 hours old)

Police end landfill search for missing airman Corrie Mckeague, who they say had "slept in rubbish".

Dali's moustache 'intact at 10 past 10', exhumation finds (12 hours old)

The comments by the painter's foundation come after his body was dug up to settle a paternity case.

Holiday flight departs after 38-hour delay (7 hours old)

A flight from Aberdeen to Portugal has finally taken off after being delayed since early on Thursday morning.

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The Guardian

Interpol circulates list of 173 suspected members of Isis suicide brigade (8 hours old)

Exclusive: Agency believes the fighters could have been trained to bomb Europe as revenge for military defeats in Middle EastInterpol has circulated a list of 173 Islamic State fighters it believes could have been trained to mount suicide attacks in Europe in revenge for the group’s military defeats in the Middle East.The global crime fighting agency’s list was drawn up by US intelligence from information captured during the assault on Isis territories in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading...

Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russian ambassador – report (2 hours old)

US intelligence intercepts show Sergey Kislyak told supervisors he discussed Trump campaign and policy issues during meetings with attorney generalJeff Sessions discussed Donald Trump’s White House bid with the Russian ambassador to Washington in 2016, according to reported US intelligence intercepts which contradict the US attorney general’s assurances that the campaign was not discussed.Sergey Kislyak told his superiors in Moscow he talked about campaign-related matters and significant policy issues during two meetings with Sessions, according to current and former US intelligence officials,[...]

Britons travelling to Europe offered just 88 euro cents for £1 (9 hours old)

On the UK’s big summer holiday getaway weekend, airports have offered very poor rates for sterling after difficult week on forex markets British holidaymakers heading to Europe for this weekend’s big getaway are being offered what may be the worst ever foreign exchange rates at British airports – in one case, just 88 euro cents for every pound they hand over. Continue reading...

Boots apologises over morning-after pill pricing row (4 hours old)

Retailer to seek cheaper alternatives after intervention by female Labour MPs and calls for a boycott Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and said it is looking for cheaper alternatives. The announcement, late on Friday night, came after news that the women’s parliamentary Labour party (PLP) had written to the store’s chief pharmacist to express “deep concern” about the company’s refusal to reduce the price of emergency contraception, and as calls for a boycott continue to grow. Continue reading...

Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police chief resigns at mayor's request (1 hour 5 minutes old)

Janeé Harteau has ‘lost the confidence of the people’ says Betsy Hodges, who in turn faces calls to resign at chaotic media conferenceThe chief of police in Minneapolis has resigned at the request of the city’s mayor, Betsy Hodges, after Hodges said she had “lost the confidence of the people”.Janeé Harteau has faced criticism for her handling of the shooting of unarmed Australian woman Justine Damond, as well as previous killings going back to 2013. Continue reading...

Sean Spicer resigns as Trump press secretary after six months (11 hours old)

The controversial spokesman was known for testy exchanges with reporters amid tumultuous tenure as administration’s public faceSean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary, bringing to an end a tumultuous six months as the public face of Donald Trump’s administration.Spicer stepped down after the president tapped Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier and longtime Trump supporter, as the new White House communications director. Continue reading...

Six dead as Israeli-Palestinian tensions boil over (5 hours old)

Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank settlement after three Palestinians killed as row over highly sensitive holy site eruptsEscalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over a highly sensitive holy site have turned into violence that killed six people: three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement.A Palestinian entered a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank after nightfall and stabbed three Israelis to death, the head of Israel’s rescue service said. Continue reading...

Diane Abbott fires back after ITV News tweets her interview stumble (12 hours old)

Writing in the Guardian, Labour MP accuses broadcasters of missing the story, treating her differently to white, male MPs, and ignoring racist abuseDiane Abbott has accused broadcasters of being proud to pursue “fact-free, research-free and investigation-free” journalism and of failing to acknowledge racist abuse against her. Related: TV journalists set out to make me look stupid – and missed the real news | Diane Abbott Continue reading...

Charlie Gard's father in court outburst after scan results revealed (11 hours old)

Chris Gard shouts ‘evil’ after lawyer for Great Ormond Street hospital says latest scan on terminally ill Charlie makes for ‘sad reading’Charlie Gard’s father shouted “evil” after a lawyer representing Great Ormond Street hospital (Gosh) said a new scan on the terminally ill boy made for “sad reading”. Charlie’s parents were hoping the scan would support their case that, contrary to what doctors at the hospital say, their son is not brain damaged and would be receptive to experimental treatment in the US. Continue reading...

Chris Grayling calls for end to first-class carriages on commuter trains (3 hours old)

The transport secretary, who travels to Westminster by rail, says he will make the change to put an end to overcrowding The days of commuters crammed cheek-by-jowl in overcrowded train carriages while first-class compartments remain half-empty could be coming to an end. Related: Rail firms to be judged by 'to the minute' train punctuality Continue reading...

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BBC News - UK

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014 (4 hours old)

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply.

Boots apologises for morning-after pill response (2 hours old)

The pharmaceutical company says it is looking for cheaper morning-after pill options.

Prince George photo marks fourth birthday (6 hours old)

The picture was taken at Kensington Palace at the end of June, ahead of his birthday on Saturday.

UK to bring in drone registration (4 hours old)

Drone owners will also be required to pass a safety awareness test.

Britain’s Got Talent champion dog Pudsey dies (4 hours old)

He was the first dog to win the show, alongside owner Ashleigh Butler, in 2012.

Corrie Mckeague: 'Nothing found' in airman landfill search (11 hours old)

Police end landfill search for missing airman Corrie Mckeague, who they say had "slept in rubbish".

Stepdad who beat boy to death over lost trainer convicted (11 hours old)

Marvyn Iheanacho battered his partner's son to death in a south-east London park for losing a trainer.

Holiday flight departs after 38-hour delay (7 hours old)

A flight from Aberdeen to Portugal has finally taken off after being delayed since early on Thursday morning.

'Hundreds' of undiscovered caves underneath Nottingham (4 hours old)

Archaeologist Scott Lomax uncovered his 152nd new cave in the city in just 12 months.

NHS plans to scrap homeopathy treatments (7 hours old)

The proposals are criticised for "disproportionately affecting" poorer families.

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World news | The Guardian

Interpol circulates list of 173 suspected members of Isis suicide brigade (8 hours old)

Exclusive: Agency believes the fighters could have been trained to bomb Europe as revenge for military defeats in Middle EastInterpol has circulated a list of 173 Islamic State fighters it believes could have been trained to mount suicide attacks in Europe in revenge for the group’s military defeats in the Middle East.The global crime fighting agency’s list was drawn up by US intelligence from information captured during the assault on Isis territories in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading...

Six dead as Israeli-Palestinian tensions boil over (5 hours old)

Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank settlement after three Palestinians killed as row over highly sensitive holy site eruptsEscalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over a highly sensitive holy site have turned into violence that killed six people: three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement.A Palestinian entered a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank after nightfall and stabbed three Israelis to death, the head of Israel’s rescue service said. Continue reading...

Sean Spicer resigns as Trump press secretary after six months (11 hours old)

The controversial spokesman was known for testy exchanges with reporters amid tumultuous tenure as administration’s public faceSean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary, bringing to an end a tumultuous six months as the public face of Donald Trump’s administration.Spicer stepped down after the president tapped Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier and longtime Trump supporter, as the new White House communications director. Continue reading...

Russian man at Trump Jr meeting had partner with Soviet intelligence ties (11 hours old)

Irakly Kaveladze’s partner Boris Goldstein was a Soviet-born banker whose ties to former KGB officials attracted interest from US investigators in the 1990sA Russian participant in the notorious meeting held by Donald Trump’s son at Trump Tower last year had a business partner who was linked by US authorities to former Soviet intelligence officials.Irakly Kaveladze was identified this week as the eighth attendee of the June 2016 meeting, which has become central to questions over Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. Continue reading...

Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police chief resigns at mayor's request (1 hour 17 minutes old)

Janeé Harteau has ‘lost the confidence of the people’ says Betsy Hodges, who in turn faces calls to resign at chaotic media conferenceThe chief of police in Minneapolis has resigned at the request of the city’s mayor, Betsy Hodges, after Hodges said she had “lost the confidence of the people”.Janeé Harteau has faced criticism for her handling of the shooting of unarmed Australian woman Justine Damond, as well as previous killings going back to 2013. Continue reading...

US friendly fire kills at least eight Afghan policemen in Helmand (8 hours old)

Sources say US gunship bombed checkpoint just 30 minutes after police unit retook it from TalibanA US gunship has killed at least eight Afghan policemen in a friendly fire airstrike in Helmand, according to local officials.The incident is a setback for the US-Afghan fight against the Taliban in the embattled province, and comes as the US administration and its Nato allies are preparing the deployment of several thousand additional troops to Afghanistan. Continue reading...

Coroner confirms Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died by hanging (6 hours old)

The 41-year-old’s death is being treated as a suspected suicide after he was found dead by an employee in his private residence Chester Bennington: Linkin Park’s singer soothed the angst of millionsLinkin Park singer Chester Bennington died by hanging, the Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed. Related: Chester Bennington: five of his best Linkin Park performances Continue reading...

Briton admits to cyber-attack on Deutsche Telekom (9 hours old)

Liberian telecoms company commissioned attack but had not asked for German firm to be hacked, 29-year-old tells Cologne courtA 29-year-old British man has confessed to carrying out a cyber-attack on Deutsche Telekom’s routers last year, claiming he had acted on behalf of a Liberian telecommunications company but that his mission had got out of hand.Speaking via a translator at a court in Cologne, the man, who was arrested under a European arrest warrant at Luton airport in February, described it as the “biggest mistake of my life”. Continue reading...

Rex Tillerson says Qatar's Gulf neighbours should lift blockade (11 hours old)

US secretary of state urges countries to take positive action and says efforts to isolate Qatar are negatively affecting its citizensThe US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has tried to push Qatar’s Gulf neighbours back to the negotiating table, saying it was time for them to take some positive action by lifting their economic blockade on the oil-rich state.Tillerson said Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar were having a negative effect on the Qatari people, adding: “I hope as a sign of good faith they will lift that blockade. That would be a positive development.” Continue reading...

Vladimir Putin: 'I may not leave Russian presidency' (10 hours old)

A question-and-answer session at a Sochi school was designed to make Putin seem youth-friendly after recent youth demonstrations Asked what he plans to do when he leaves the presidency, Vladimir Putin paused and smiled. “But I haven’t decided yet if I will leave the presidency,” the Russian leader replied, to laughter and applause from an audience made up almost entirely of Russians who were born after he first became president in 2000. Related: Russian courts sentence protesters arrested at anti-corruption rallies Continue reading...

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