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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure (1 hour 23 minutes old)

Robert Mugabe defies his own party in a TV speech by clinging on to Zimbabwe's presidency.

'No others involved' in Gaia Pope's death (4 hours old)

Dorset Police say the teenager's death is being treated as "unexplained".

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year (10 hours old)

The chancellor says he understands the difficulties young people have in saving for a deposit.

MP blames death threats on paper's headline (6 hours old)

Conservative Anna Soubry was labelled a "mutineer" for planning to rebel on a key Brexit vote.

'Love has no border': Getting married at the US-Mexico border's 'door of hope'. (8 hours old)

Every few months, US authorities open the gate to the fence separating the two countries and allow families to meet without a visa.

New portraits released for Queen's platinum anniversary (1 hour 38 minutes old)

On Monday the bells at Westminster Abbey will ring to mark 70 years since the Queen's wedding.

Ofsted inspectors to quiz girls in hijabs (5 hours old)

Ofsted's head says making very young Muslim girls wear headscarves could be seen as sexualisation.

Waddesdon air crash: Bodies recovered from crash site (9 hours old)

Work continues to recover wreckage of the helicopter and plane from a wooded area in Aylesbury.

Independent streams fake 'live' space video on Facebook (5 hours old)

The "live" footage was posted on the paper's Facebook page, but was actually recorded in 2015.

Lena Dunham sorry for comment on writer accused of sexual assault (8 hours old)

The Girls star admits she was "naive" in supporting a colleague after a sexual assault claim.

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The Guardian

Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe fails to announce expected resignation (3 hours old)

President Robert Mugabe delivered a rambling address on live television offering no concessions, after ruling party Zanu-PF sacked him as leaderZimbabwe’s ongoing crisis descended into outright chaos on Sunday after president Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation as widely expected in a national address on live television.Instead, in a rambling 30 minute address, Mugabe offered no concessions to his critics, the tens of thousands who marched calling for his resignation or the army commanders who led the military takeover last week. Continue reading...

MI5 and police cleared of any liability over terror attacks in UK (3 hours old)

Inquiries overseen by independent barrister will make series of recommendations including devising algorithm to spot terroristsOfficial reviews will clear MI5 and the police of making serious mistakes that allowed terrorists to strike Britain in four attacks this year, the Guardian has learned.But the reviews will also make a series of recommendations to minimise the chances of missing future attackers, including a new computer algorithm to detect behaviour that could indicate involvement in terrorism. Continue reading...

May under pressure to justify paying higher Brexit divorce bill (48 minutes old)

Pro-leave ministers expected to press prime minister for details of future trading relationship at cabinet committee meetingTheresa May will come under pressure from Brexit supporters in the cabinet to spell out what she hopes the UK will gain from paying the EU a higher divorce bill of about £40bn, as her most senior ministers meet to discuss an improved offer. The prime minister will attempt to reach a consensus over a proposed offer at a meeting of her cabinet committee on EU strategy on Monday as the UK tries to break the deadlock in Brexit negotiations. Continue reading...

Monaco builds into the Med to house new throng of super-rich (7 hours old)

The tax haven has a luxury housing crisis – it doesn’t have enough land for the 2,700 multimillionaires forecast to settle there over the next decadeConstruction has begun on a $2bn (£1.5bn) scheme to reclaim land from the sea around Monaco so that more luxury apartments can be built for the thousands of extra millionaires expected to move to the principality in the next 10 years.Nearly 35 in every 100 Monaco residents are millionaires and more of the global super-rich want to join them. Around 2,700 more are expected to call Monaco home by 2026, according to research by estate agent Knight Fr[...]

Three Britons and Vietnamese man died in midair collision – police (6 hours old)

All four bodies recovered from scene in Buckinghamshire as helicopter pilot who died is named by colleagues as Mike GreenThree of the four men who died in a midair collision between a helicopter and a light plane on Friday were Britons and the fourth was a Vietnamese national, police believe. Police officers, military personnel and air accident experts remained at the scene of the wreckage in woodland near Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday as families waited to formally identify the victims. Continue reading...

Home Office admits it is struggling to recruit staff to register EU nationals (6 hours old)

Lawyers say current staffing levels mean each caseworker will process 1,500 of 3 million EU registration applicationsHome Office officials have privately admitted the department is having problems increasing its immigration staffing levels as part of its Brexit preparations and may have to recruit Polish and other eastern Europeans to help register the 3 million EU nationals in Britain.Immigration lawyers said UK visas and immigration officials had told a recent business immigration conference that they faced a particular problem in “enticing staff to move to Sheffield, the city having been de[...]

Trump lashes out at UCLA basketball players: 'I should have left them in jail' (3 hours old)

US president attacks father of one of three UCLA players arrested for shoplifting in China, after he questioned Trump’s role in resolving the matterDays after claiming credit for ensuring that three UCLA college basketball players were released after being arrested for shoplifting in China, Donald Trump tweeted that “I should have left them in jail!” The US president lashed out at LaVar Ball, the father of one of the arrested players, for questioning how instrumental the president was in resolving the incident. Continue reading...

German coalition talks hit by FDP walkout (42 minutes old)

Negotiations between four parties fail to reach agreement on immigration and energy, leaving Angela Merkel facing possibility of minority governmentExploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government appeared to have collapsed shortly before midnight on Sunday when the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations.“The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or common basis of trust,” the FDP leader, Christian Lindner, announced after the four parties involved missed several self-prescribed deadlines to resolve di[...]

Gaia Pope had no injuries that suggest murder, police say (5 hours old)

Detectives say 19-year-old’s death is being treated as unexplained after postmortemThe teenager Gaia Pope, whose body was found 11 days after she went missing from a seaside town, had not suffered any injuries that would suggest murder, detectives have said.A postmortem has taken place but the cause of 19-year-old Pope’s death may not be known for some time as toxicology and other tests are being carried out. Continue reading...

Calls for Bath University vice-chancellor to resign over further pay rise (6 hours old)

Former education minister Andrew Adonis calls latest pay rise for Glynis Breakwell, the UK’s highest-paid vice-chancellor, a ‘disgrace’The former education minister Andrew Adonis has called for the vice-chancellor of Bath University to step down after it was revealed that she received a further pay increase for the current academic year.Glynis Breakwell was awarded a further increase of £17,500 in 2016-17 by Bath’s remuneration committee, while she was still a member of the committee, raising her total wages and benefits from £451,000 to more than £468,000. Continue reading...

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BBC News - UK

'No others involved' in Gaia Pope's death (4 hours old)

Dorset Police say the teenager's death is being treated as "unexplained".

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year (10 hours old)

The chancellor says he understands the difficulties young people have in saving for a deposit.

Exeter couple finally ditch 1950s appliances (7 hours old)

A tumble dryer, boiler, cooker and washing machine are all still in working order.

New portraits released for Queen's platinum anniversary (1 hour 38 minutes old)

On Monday the bells at Westminster Abbey will ring to mark 70 years since the Queen's wedding.

Ofsted inspectors to quiz schoolgirls in hijabs (5 hours old)

Ofsted's head says making very young Muslim girls wear headscarves could be seen as sexualisation.

Independent streams fake 'live' space video on Facebook (5 hours old)

The "live" footage was posted on the paper's Facebook page, but was actually recorded in 2015.

Anna Soubry blames death threats on 'mutineers' headline (6 hours old)

Conservative Anna Soubry was labelled a "mutineer" for planning to rebel on a key Brexit vote.

Police tweet open 'letter' to domestic abuse victim (11 hours old)

The series of tweets from Skye Police are addressed to an unnamed woman on the island.

Newry: Girl, 12, dies in beach buggy crash (8 hours old)

A 12-year-old girl dies after a beach buggy crashes with another vehicle in Newry, County Down.

Waddesdon air crash: Bodies recovered from crash site (9 hours old)

Work continues to recover wreckage of the helicopter and plane from a wooded area in Aylesbury.

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World news | The Guardian

Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe fails to announce expected resignation (3 hours old)

President Robert Mugabe delivered a rambling address on live television offering no concessions, after ruling party Zanu-PF sacked him as leaderZimbabwe’s ongoing crisis descended into outright chaos on Sunday after president Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation as widely expected in a national address on live television.Instead, in a rambling 30 minute address, Mugabe offered no concessions to his critics, the tens of thousands who marched calling for his resignation or the army commanders who led the military takeover last week. Continue reading...

Monaco builds into the Med to house new throng of super-rich (7 hours old)

The tax haven has a luxury housing crisis – it doesn’t have enough land for the 2,700 multimillionaires forecast to settle there over the next decadeConstruction has begun on a $2bn (£1.5bn) scheme to reclaim land from the sea around Monaco so that more luxury apartments can be built for the thousands of extra millionaires expected to move to the principality in the next 10 years.Nearly 35 in every 100 Monaco residents are millionaires and more of the global super-rich want to join them. Around 2,700 more are expected to call Monaco home by 2026, according to research by estate agent Knight Fr[...]

German coalition talks hit by FDP walkout (42 minutes old)

Negotiations between four parties fail to reach agreement on immigration and energy, leaving Angela Merkel facing possibility of minority governmentExploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government appeared to have collapsed shortly before midnight on Sunday when the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations.“The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or common basis of trust,” the FDP leader, Christian Lindner, announced after the four parties involved missed several self-prescribed deadlines to resolve di[...]

Alabama's largest newspaper calls on voters to 'reject Roy Moore' (6 hours old)

With special election looming, Birmingham News editorial calls sexual assault allegations against candidate ‘a turning point for women in Alabama’The Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab is testing a new way to tell stories on mobile. View coverage of this topic and sign up for updates (recommended for Chrome users on Android)Alabama’s biggest newspaper on Sunday urged voters to “Stand for decency, reject Roy Moore” in an editorial about the controversial Republican Senate candidate whose campaign has been engulfed by sexual assault allegations.As Republican senator Susan Collins said she hoped vote[...]

Steve Mnuchin flattered by Bond villain comparison after photo goes viral (4 hours old)

US treasury secretary and former banker said he was surprised that photo of him and wife Louise Linton holding newly printed money became internet sensationAs Republicans push for legislation that would cut taxes for the rich while increasing taxes on lower-income Americans, Trump’s treasury secretary said he was flattered to be compared to a James Bond villain.Steve Mnuchin, a multimillionaire former Goldman Sachs banker, said he had no idea that a photograph of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral this week. Continue reading...

Search for missing Argentinian submarine fails to find any clues (7 hours old)

ARA San Juan went missing with 44 crew members on board four days ago, in vast potential search areaA vast search by a multinational task force for an Argentinian submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members four days ago has so far failed to provide any clues as to its possible location.The hope that arose from seven failed satellite calls detected on Saturday morning, which Argentina’s defence ministry at first said could be from the missing submarine, is also dimming fast. The government on Sunday said it could not confirm that the attempts had come from the ARA Sa[...]

New head of Macron's party vows to recapture its grassroots 'soul' (7 hours old)

Christophe Castaner, 51, was handpicked by French president, but appointment sparks criticism of ‘undemocratic’ practices A fiercely loyal, self-styled “man of the people” has been appointed to lead Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling political movement, La République En Marche (The Republic on the Move, or La REM), promising to recapture the party’s“soul” after a hiatus since the recent election win.Christophe Castaner, 51, a burly member of parliament with a southern accent, styles himself as both in touch with everyday voters and devoted to Macron’s well-oiled communications machine. He was handpic[...]

White House would ditch attack on Obamacare in order to pass tax bill (7 hours old)

Budget director says ‘we’re OK’ with dropping provision of Republican tax reform that would also repeal healthcare mandate, if it becomes roadblockThe White House is willing to sacrifice Republicans’ latest attempt to dismantle Obama’s Affordable Care Act if that’s necessary to pass a series of sweeping tax cuts, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.Republicans’ current tax reform legislation would slash corporate tax rates and benefit wealthy Americans. Last week, after the president tweeted that he wanted legislation to include a repeal of a key healthcare ma[...]

'More pigs will be revealed': Asia Argento on life after accusing Weinstein of rape (8 hours old)

Italian actor welcomes the sexual misconduct exposés since, but laments the slow awakening in her countryIt has been six weeks since Asia Argento helped set off an avalanche that knocked down the most powerful man in Hollywood.Since her public accusation of rape against Harvey Weinstein – Argento was among the first to make the allegation in an exposé published by the New Yorker – hundreds of women and some men have come forward with their own stories of workplace harassment and assault, from newsrooms in Washington to the corridors of power in Westminster. Continue reading...

Search for new Sinn Féin leader begins after Gerry Adams steps down (4 hours old)

Michelle O’Neill, Irish republican party’s leader in Northern Ireland assembly, rules herself out, saying she has ‘enough to do’Sinn Féin is starting the process of selecting its new leader after Gerry Adams announced he was stepping down after 34 years in charge.The Irish republican party’s leader in the deadlocked Northern Ireland assembly, Michelle O’Neill, has ruled herself out of the running to succeed Adams, who played a pivotal role in shifting the IRA to a permanent ceasefire in the 1990s and nudged Sinn Féin towards embracing power sharing with their former unionist enemies in Norther[...]

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