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French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen (1 hour 2 minutes old)

The president says Emmanuel Macron will "defend the values which will bring French people together".

The land that used to belong to so-called Islamic State (5 hours old)

BBC gets rare access to north western Syria where so-called IS have been defeated.

Arthur Collins in court over London nightclub 'acid attack' (2 hours old)

Arthur Collins was walking on crutches as he appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court.

London Marathon runners on that special moment (6 hours old)

David Wyeth and Matthew Rees recall their inspiring encounter at the London Marathon finish line.

Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists (1 hour 7 minutes old)

Rapists could avoid jail if they married their victim, and stayed together for at least three years.

UN warns of schools lost in conflict (1 hour 25 minutes old)

Warfare and conflict are preventing 25 million young people from getting any access to school, says Unicef.

Man arrested over Mike Samwell's car theft murder (3 hours old)

The ex-Royal Navy officer is thought to have been hit by his own car as he confronted thieves.

Croydon tram crash: Drivers 'fell asleep' on fatal line (8 hours old)

Drivers say a "dead man's handle" safety device often does not stop trams when drivers fall asleep.

Shark attacks British woman off Ascension Island (1 hour 20 minutes old)

Her husband reportedly punched the animal to scare it away and she is now being treated in hospital.

Stricter punishments for speeding offences in England and Wales (5 hours old)

The fine for doing 51mph in a 30mph zone, or 101mph on the motorway, will increase by 50%.

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The Guardian

General election: Ukip accused of 'full-throttled Islamophobia' after it launches integration plan - Politics live (1 hour 3 minutes old)

As parties here digest the lessons of the French election, Labour prepare for defence flak and the Tories take a leaf out of the book of MilibandThe Snap: sign up for the daily election briefing Lunchtime summary 3.57pm BST Sturgeon claims that one of the reasons why Theresa May called a snap election was her fear that Tories would be charged in relation to alleged election fraud in 2015. 3.51pm BST Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, is speaking to the STUC now.She says unions play a vital role. Some politician, and some in the media, say governments should not have strong relationshi[...]

Lawyers in cases against UK troops 'knew clients belonged to Iraqi militia' (2 hours old)

Law firm Leigh Day accused at tribunal of failing for more than five years to reveal that its clients were Mahdi army membersThe law firm Leigh Day failed for more than five years to reveal that its Iraqi clients pursuing claims against British soldiers were members of a “murderous” Shia militia, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has been told.Opening prosecution of the firm, Timothy Dutton QC, for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), said that for many years lawyers from Leigh Day maintained that those who had been killed or mistreated were “innocent Iraqi civilians”. Continue readin[...]

European leaders cheer Macron victory in first round of French election (1 hour 59 minutes old)

Commission president breaks protocol to join chorus of congratulations for pro-European centrist, who faces far-right Marine Le Pen in second round• Live coverage: Macron and Le Pen progress to runoff on 7 MayThe European commission president has broken protocol to wish Emmanuel Macron well in the second round of the French presidential election, as the EU rallied against those seeking its “destruction”. Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Macron for winning Sunday’s first round and wished him luck against the Front National’s Marine Le Pen on 7 May, Margaritis Schinas, a commission spokesman, s[...]

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh 'facing directorship ban' (4 hours old)

Insolvency Service reportedly wants to disqualify ex-board members including Alan Yentob over roles in collapsed charityFormer board members of the collapsed charity Kids Company – including its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, and the former BBC chief Alan Yentob – face being banned from serving as company directors, according to reports. Related: A year after the Kids Company's demise, what have we learned? Continue reading...

Libya's warring sides reach diplomatic breakthrough in Rome (10 hours old)

Compromise is brokered between presidents of house of representatives and state council after years of fightingRome has brokered a diplomatic breakthrough in Libya that has the potential to bring the two main warring sides together in a new political agreement after years of division, fighting and economic misery.The scale of the breakthrough will be tested later this week, but Italy is hailing a compromise brokered between the presidents of the house of representatives, Ageela Saleh, and the state council, Abdulrahman Sewehli. Continue reading...

Acid attack suspect Arthur Collins appears in court (2 hours old)

The 24-year-old was charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent in connection with the incident at an east London nightclubArthur Collins, the former boyfriend of the reality TV star Ferne McCann, has appeared in court charged in connection with an acid attack at an east London nightclub.The incident on Easter Monday left two clubbers partially blinded and others disfigured. Continue reading...

Paedophile hunters jeopardising police work, says senior officer (4 hours old)

Revealing identity of suspected child abusers gives suspect opportunity to destroy crucial evidence, police chief warnsStings by self-styled paedophile hunters – who pose as children online to catch potential sexual predators – are diverting “significant resources” into the protection of suspects, police chiefs have said.After a court ruled in favour of a group that argued that it should face no official oversight, Ch Con Simon Bailey, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said the group’s activities could jeopardise investigations. Continue reading...

Afghan defence officials quit over Taliban attack as Pentagon chief flies in (6 hours old)

Army chief of staff and defence minister resign over deadly assault, as James Mattis prepares to meet US and Afghan troopsAfghanistan’s top two defence officials have resigned after a Taliban attack killed more than 140 soldiers at an army base, as the US defence secretary, James Mattis, touched down on an unannounced visit to meet American troops and Afghan officials.“Defence minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief of staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect,” the presidential palace in Kabul tweeted. Continue reading...

Speeding drivers face higher fines in England and Wales (6 hours old)

Fines for motorists driving at excessive speeds will rise sharply amid warnings police lack resources to enforce punishmentsDrivers caught at speeds excessively above legal limits face higher penalties in England and Wales amid warnings that police officers may not have the resources to enforce the tougher punishments.Under new guidelines for magistrates, fines for motorists caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150% of their weekly income, rather than the previous level of 100%. Continue reading...

Hail, sleet and snow: arctic blast heralds brief return of winter in UK (3 hours old)

Met Office says wintry showers could hit just about anywhere over next 36 hours before it warms up at the end of the weekWintry showers could hit just about anywhere in Britain as a blast of arctic weather that brought snow to northern Scotland begins to move south.Met Office forecasters say the northern hills are most likely to see snow as the cold weather moves into England over the next 36 hours. But wintry showers could develop anywhere across the country, although any snow is unlikely to settle on lower ground. Continue reading...

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BBC News - UK

Arthur Collins in court over London nightclub 'acid attack' (2 hours old)

Arthur Collins was walking on crutches as he appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court.

April snow expected to continue across country (1 hour 5 minutes old)

The Met Office issues a yellow warning for between 22:00 on Monday and 09:00 on Tuesday.

'Anomaly' blamed for £10k first class railway ticket (2 hours old)

The ticket is for a journey between towns 64 miles apart making the trip cost £156 per mile.

Croydon tram crash: Drivers 'fell asleep' on fatal line (8 hours old)

Drivers say a "dead man's handle" safety device often does not stop trams when drivers fall asleep.

General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers' (2 hours old)

Tory plans for a cap on household energy bills will "stop competition", warns one provider.

Dartford bereaved parents stolen baby items returned (4 hours old)

A blanket that the baby boy had been wrapped in is still missing after the family's car was stolen.

Man arrested over Mike Samwell's car theft murder (3 hours old)

The ex-Royal Navy officer is thought to have been hit by his own car as he confronted thieves.

Election 2017: Corbyn urges Scottish voters to reject 'vicious' Tories (3 hours old)

Jeremy Corbyn tells voters that the general election will be "the people versus the powerful".

Shark attacks British woman off Ascension Island (1 hour 20 minutes old)

Her husband reportedly punched the animal to scare it away and she is now being treated in hospital.

Renhold footballer Nathan France sentenced after punch-up (3 hours old)

The match had been fraught with "niggles" before one player punched another, breaking his jaw.

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World news | The Guardian

French election: Macron and Le Pen go to second round – live (1 hour 11 minutes old)

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have progressed to the runoff on 7 MayFull story: Macron and Le Pen face off for presidencyWho are Macron and Le Pen and who will win?What happens next in the French election?First-round results in maps and charts 3.06pm BST Thanks to our readers for staying with us throughout our coverage of the first round of the 2017 French presidential election. I’m signing off now, but continue following my colleagues Angelique Chrisafis, Kim Willsher and Jon Henley for all things Gallic. There will be much more to come in the two weeks[...]

Eastern Europe failing on Jewish restitution pledges, study finds (2 hours old)

Poland in particular accused of not meeting Terezin declaration promises on mass theft during Holocaust and communist erasEastern European countries, in particular Poland, have failed to live up to their pledges to ensure the return of property taken from Jewish people during the second world war, a study has found.Eight years ago, governments from 46 states promised in the so-called Terezin declaration to try to bring some justice to the victims of the mass thefts of the 1930s and 1940s, in recognition of the advancing age of Holocaust survivors. Continue reading...

Israeli teen accused of bomb threats 'targeted 2,000 institutions and US senator' (1 hour 47 minutes old)

Michael Kadar, a US-Israeli citizen arrested over bomb threats, allegedly made hoax calls worldwide and is accused of trying to blackmail US senatorAn Israeli teenager arrested for allegedly making bomb threats against Jewish centres in the US is facing charges relating to an online crime spree including thousands of hoax calls worldwide, according to an indictment filed to a Tel Aviv court.The 18-year-old, identified by US prosecutors as Michael Kadar, is facing accusations of making threats for financial gain, money laundering and the attempted blackmail of the US senator Ernesto Lopez. Cont[...]

Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction (3 hours old)

Conservationists call on Japan to abide by fishing agreements after reports annual quota will be exceeded two months earlyConservation groups have called on Japan to abide by international agreements to curb catches of Pacific bluefin tuna after reports said the country was poised to exceed an annual quota two months early – adding to pressure on stocks that have already reached dangerously low levels.Japan, by far the world’s biggest consumer of Pacific bluefin, has caused “great frustration” with its failure to abide by catch quotas intended to save the species from commercial extinction, sa[...]

Libya's warring sides reach diplomatic breakthrough in Rome (10 hours old)

Compromise is brokered between presidents of house of representatives and state council after years of fightingRome has brokered a diplomatic breakthrough in Libya that has the potential to bring the two main warring sides together in a new political agreement after years of division, fighting and economic misery.The scale of the breakthrough will be tested later this week, but Italy is hailing a compromise brokered between the presidents of the house of representatives, Ageela Saleh, and the state council, Abdulrahman Sewehli. Continue reading...

Afghanistan reels from Taliban's deadliest attack on army since 2001 (23 hours old)

Afghans call for government officials to resign after militants storm base at Mazar-i-Sharif and kill at least 140 soldiersAfghans are still reeling from the Taliban’s deadliest attack on the security forces since 2001, with the country’s leadership accused of fumbling the response to the atrocity.As many as a dozen militants stormed the largest army base in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 140 soldiers, many of them unarmed. Continue reading...

Trump push for border wall threatens to cause government shutdown (23 hours old)

Officials unsure if president will sign funding bill without money for wallCongressional deal to fund government expires at midnight on FridayLooming above Washington as Congress and the White House attempt to avert a funding shutdown in only five days’ time, Donald Trump’s central campaign promise to build a wall on the Mexican border threatens to bring the US government to a halt this week in a national display of dysfunction. Related: Homeland security chief backs Trump in split over Dreamer deportation Continue reading...

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in capital (1 day old)

Yameen Rasheed, who used his Daily Panic blog to poke fun at politicians, found with stab wounds at his flat in MaléA blogger who frequently satirised the Maldives’ political and religious establishment has been stabbed to death in the capital, the third media figure to be targeted in the Indian ocean archipelago in the past five years.Yameen Rasheed, 29, was found early on Sunday in the stairwell of his apartment building in Malé with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest. He died shortly after being taken to hospital, family members said. Continue reading...

Suspected US drone strike kills three al-Qaida operatives in Yemen – report (22 hours old)

Tribal and security officials report attack on southern coastAFP photographer seriously wounded in separate missile strikeTribal and security officials said on Sunday a suspected US airstrike had killed three al-Qaida operatives on Yemen’s southern coast. Related: 'They're going to kill me next': Yemen family fears drone strikes under Trump Continue reading...

UK freezes assets of North Korean company based in south London (1 day old)

Move follows similar action in Germany over claims insurance firm funnelled money to nuclear weapons programmeThe UK has frozen the assets of a North Korean company based in south-east London after claims it funnelled cash to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.The Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC) is registered at a property in Blackheath. The EU has already imposed sanctions against the company, which it describes as “generating substantial foreign exchange revenue which is used to support the regime in North Korea”. The move by Brussels followed an UN resolution. Continue readin[...]

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