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Trump tweet row: Don't take the bait, congresswomen say (3 hours old)

The US congresswomen attacked by the president in racially charged tweets dismiss them as a distraction.

Scotland's drug deaths set to top 1,000 (4 hours old)

New figures are expected to show a record number of people died as a result of drugs last year.

Government should not manage railways, says review (4 hours old)

A "Fat Controller" figure should lead operations, says the man tasked with improving the railways.

Facebook scam-busting service goes live (4 hours old)

New tools to fight online scams are launched after a legal action by TV personality Martin Lewis.

Armed forces: Sexual offence claims 'not properly recorded' (1 hour 8 minutes old)

Allegations of sexual communications with children were among those not included in official figures.

PM candidates condemn Trump's 'go back' remark to congresswomen (7 hours old)

Jeremy Hunt says the language was "totally offensive", while Boris Johnson says it was "unacceptable".

Former Iranian minister: Iran will not be bullied (9 hours old)

The BBC has been given rare access inside Iran as tensions rise between the country, the United States and its allies.

The Harlech street that has proved the world's steepest (3 hours old)

Ffordd Pen Llech has taken the record from a street in New Zealand with a gradient of more than 37%.

Flint brothers die choking on meat five months apart (8 hours old)

The brothers ate quickly without chewing their food properly, an earlier inquest heard.

London mayor rejects plans for Tulip tower  (5 hours old)

The 1,000ft tower is rejected by Sadiq Khan as it "had limited public benefit".

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'Do not take the bait': congresswomen denounce Trump’s racist attack (5 hours old)

Four Democratic women targeted by Trump accuse him of following an ‘agenda of white nationalists’ at a press conferenceFour Democratic congresswomen of color targeted by Donald Trump’s racist attacks have accused the US president of following an “agenda of white nationalists” and asked that Americans “do not take the bait” of his divisive rhetoric.In a joint press conference at the Capitol, the congresswomen spoke out after Trump said they should “go back” to the “crime infested” countries they came from, prompting condemnation in the US and across the world. Continue reading...

Conjoined twin girls separated in London after 50 hours of surgery (9 hours old)

Craniopagus twins Safa and Marwa Ullah born with skulls and blood vessels fused together Rare conjoined twins have been separated at a world-leading children’s hospital in London, surgeons have announced.Two-year-old sisters Safa and Marwa Ullah, from Charsadda in Pakistan, underwent three major operations to separate their heads at Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH). Continue reading...

Boris Johnson claimed Islam put Muslim world 'centuries behind' (12 hours old)

Anger as 2007 essay lamenting ‘no spread of democracy’ in Islamic world comes to light Boris Johnson has been strongly criticised for arguing Islam has caused the Muslim world to be “literally centuries behind” the west, in an essay unearthed by the Guardian.Writing about the rise of the religion in an appendix added to a later edition of The Dream of Rome, his 2006 book about the Roman empire, Johnson said there was something about Islam that hindered development in parts of the globe and, as a result, “Muslim grievance” was a factor in virtually every conflict. Continue reading...

'Tulip' tower project in City of London vetoed by Sadiq Khan (5 hours old)

Design of proposed 300–metre skyscraper by Norman Foster’s firm deemed not good enoughPlans to build a 300-metre (1,000ft) skyscraper dubbed “the Tulip” in the City of London near the Thames have been thrown out by the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.The building, designed by Norman Foster’s architectural practice, would have been the second tallest in western Europe, but its design was deemed not to be good enough for such a prime location. Continue reading...

Anorexia not just a psychiatric problem, scientists find (12 hours old)

Discovery of metabolic causes opens door to new treatments for dangerous eating disorderScientists have found that the devastating eating disorder anorexia nervosa is not purely a psychiatric condition but is also driven by problems with metabolism.The finding may help to explain doctors’ poor record in treating the illness and pave the way for radical new approaches to predict and treat those who are most at risk. Continue reading...

Young key workers in London spend more than half of pay on rent (4 hours old)

Harder for teachers, nurses and police to keep pace with England’s housing costs – PwCLondon and the southern regions of England are facing a dearth of teachers, nurses and police officers as rising rents make housing in large parts of the UK unaffordable for key public sector workers.A report by the consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers said there was an urgent need to increase the supply of homes after it found that the failure of public sector pay to keep pace with soaring housing costs had made it increasingly hard for workers on modest incomes to make ends meet. Continue reading...

Death toll from floods in south Asia rises to more than 100 (3 hours old)

Millions displaced in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with Assam and Bihar among the worst-hit regionsFloods have forced millions of people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc.The poor Indian states of Assam and Bihar have been among the worst hit. Some 4.3 million people have been displaced from their homes in Assam in the last 10 days due to rising waters across the mostly rural northeastern region, according to a government release on Monday. Continue reading...

Britons being exposed to toxic chemicals from birth, MPs say (4 hours old)

Committee urges action over flame retardants found in breast milk and umbilical cordsBritons are being exposed to a “cocktail of chemicals” from the womb onwards, with potentially life-threatening consequences, MPs have warned.Ministers were accused of “sitting on their hands” while “unnecessary and potentially toxic” chemicals continued to enter people’s homes. Continue reading...

Darren Grimes accuses elections regulator of errors in spending case (10 hours old)

Pro-Brexit activist launches appeal against £20,000 Electoral Commission fineLawyers for the pro-Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes have accused the UK’s elections regulator of errors and irregularities in its decision to fine him for breaking referendum spending laws.The Electoral Commission fined Grimes £20,000 last year after concluding he had coordinated with Vote Leave, the principal campaigner for a leave vote in the EU referendum, in breach of rules. Continue reading...

Street in Wales wins record for world's steepest (4 hours old)

Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech beats renownes Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New ZealandA meandering street in north-west Wales that challenges the fittest of walkers and cyclists has been confirmed as the steepest in the world.Ffordd Pen Llech in the historic town of Harlech – better known for its castle and rousing song, Men of Harlech – has been judged steeper than Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand. Continue reading...

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Budget cuts are hurting mental health of police officers, chief constable warns (2 hours old)

Sgt Ali Livingstone was forced to quit after suffering from PTSD. The 36-year-old was nicknamed Robocop by colleagues for his prolific arrest record.

Head of JK Rowling's children's charity steps down amid allegations of 'bullying and intimidation' (2 hours old)

Georgette Mulheir has now left her role as Lumos's £160k-a-year CEO. Rowling set up the charity after she read a newspaper article about children in orphanages in caged beds.

Women's jobs are twice as likely to be replaced by machines as men's (2 hours old)

Around one in ten is in a role with a 'high potential' for automation such as social care, retail and hospitality. Pictured: A handout image from the British think tank Institute for Public Policy Research.

Put the Ashes on free-to-view TV so we can all watch England-Australia clashes, supporters demand (2 hours old)

Fans believe cricket slumped in popularity after test matches were taken off the list of so-called 'crown jewel' sports events.

Cyber attacks by crooks posing as taxmen have declined by almost 60 per cent in a year (2 hours old)

Cyber attacks launched by criminals pretending to be taxmen have declined by 58 per cent in a year. Experts say fraudsters are giving up because the security services are effective at blocking them.

Police war on yob drivers with increase in speed cameras and officers to reduce serious accidents (2 hours old)

Ministers have ordered the first joint review of roads policing and traffic enforcement following concerns about the failure to reduce road casualties over the past decade.

Sales of personalised car number plates shot up to 404,000 last year (2 hours old)

Sales of personalised number plates are booming - as Britain's drivers race to stand out from the crowd. A record 404,000 registrations were sold last year, generating £116million.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt condemn Trump's 'go back home' tweets (2 hours old)

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson have both attacked Donald Trump after tweets he sent sparked a racism row. Mr Hunt described the 'go back home' remarks as 'utterly appalling'.

British military top brass run a force rife with sexism, racism and bullying, new report claims (2 hours old)

The report was conducted by Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, the incoming Chief of the Air Staff. It was commissioned in April after accusations of sexual harassment were put against the Army.

Unborn children at risk of being 'pre-polluted' in the womb by poisonous chemicals in furniture (2 hours old)

MPs warned that the potential impact on health was frightening. They said breast milk in Britain had the world's second-highest levels of flame retardants, which can cause cancer and disrupt hormones.

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Scotland's drug deaths set to top 1,000 (4 hours old)

New figures are expected to show a record number of people died as a result of drugs last year.

Government should not manage railways, says review (4 hours old)

A "Fat Controller" figure should lead operations, says the man tasked with improving the railways.

Armed forces: Sexual offence claims 'not properly recorded' (1 hour 8 minutes old)

Allegations of sexual communications with children were among those not included in official figures.

Facebook scam-busting service goes live (4 hours old)

New tools to fight online scams are launched after a legal action by TV personality Martin Lewis.

South West Forensic Services: Hundreds of fingerprints waiting to be analysed (4 hours old)

People are being "let down" because of a backlog of 830 fingerprint cases waiting to be analysed.

Tulip tower: Mayor rejects plans for London skyscraper (5 hours old)

The 1,000ft tower is rejected by Sadiq Khan as it "had limited public benefit".

Battersea crash: Sixth arrest after car driven at group (5 hours old)

Two men were taken to hospital following the crash in Battersea on Saturday night.

PM candidates condemn Trump's 'go back' remark to congresswomen (7 hours old)

Jeremy Hunt says the language was "totally offensive", while Boris Johnson says it was "unacceptable".

Eric Michels murder: Serial killer Stephen Port's drug dealer convicted (11 hours old)

Gerald Matovu, who sold drugs to serial killer Stephen Port, gave his victim an overdose of GHB.

England Cricket World Cup win: 'Extra run' claims brushed off by Ashley Giles (11 hours old)

England's director of cricket Ashley Giles says he is unconcerned about claims England were awarded one run too many in their World Cup final win over New Zealand.

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'Do not take the bait': congresswomen denounce Trump’s racist attack (5 hours old)

Four Democratic women targeted by Trump accuse him of following an ‘agenda of white nationalists’ at a press conferenceFour Democratic congresswomen of color targeted by Donald Trump’s racist attacks have accused the US president of following an “agenda of white nationalists” and asked that Americans “do not take the bait” of his divisive rhetoric.In a joint press conference at the Capitol, the congresswomen spoke out after Trump said they should “go back” to the “crime infested” countries they came from, prompting condemnation in the US and across the world. Continue reading...

Death toll from floods in south Asia rises to more than 100 (3 hours old)

Millions displaced in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with Assam and Bihar among the worst-hit regionsFloods have forced millions of people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc.The poor Indian states of Assam and Bihar have been among the worst hit. Some 4.3 million people have been displaced from their homes in Assam in the last 10 days due to rising waters across the mostly rural northeastern region, according to a government release on Monday. Continue reading...

Hunt and Johnson: the backstop is dead and can't be in any EU deal (7 hours old)

Tory leadership rivals say they would prefer no-deal Brexit to proposed Irish border solutionBoris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have declared the Northern Ireland backstop “dead” and promised to throw it out of any deal they negotiate with the EU, in comments that significantly harden their Brexit positions.The Tory leadership rivals both ruled out trying to tweak the backstop, which critics said could trap the UK indefinitely in a customs union with the EU. Continue reading...

'Something fishy': penguins detained by New Zealand police after sushi shop stakeout (3 hours old)

The flightless birds were found huddling near the grills under the shop, where it was warm“Waddling vagrants” in the form of two little blue penguins have been released by police after they were detained for setting up home under a Wellington sushi outlet.Their cover was blown after a shop worker heard them making a cooing, humming sound. It is understood that the penguins were hiding near the grills beneath the sushi shop, where it was warm. Continue reading...

Jeffrey Epstein: diamonds, cash and fake passport found in raid, prosecutors say (7 hours old)

Accusers ask judge not to release him before trial and prosecutors say ‘many individuals’ have come forward who say they are victimsTwo Jeffrey Epstein accusers offered emotional entreaties in court on Monday, asking a judge not to release the financier before his trial on sex trafficking charges. Related: Jeffrey Epstein: how US media – with one star exception – whitewashed the story Continue reading...

World hunger on the rise as 820m at risk, UN report finds (10 hours old)

Eliminating hunger by 2030 is an immense challenge, say heads of UN agenciesMore than 820 million people worldwide are still going hungry, according to a UN report that says reaching the target of zero hunger by 2030 is “an immense challenge”.The number of people with not enough to eat has risen for the third year in a row as the population increases, after a decade when real progress was made. The underlying trend is stabilisation, when global agencies had hoped it would fall. Continue reading...

Conjoined twin girls separated in London after 50 hours of surgery (9 hours old)

Craniopagus twins Safa and Marwa Ullah born with skulls and blood vessels fused together Rare conjoined twins have been separated at a world-leading children’s hospital in London, surgeons have announced.Two-year-old sisters Safa and Marwa Ullah, from Charsadda in Pakistan, underwent three major operations to separate their heads at Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH). Continue reading...

Street in Wales wins record for world's steepest (4 hours old)

Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech beats renownes Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New ZealandA meandering street in north-west Wales that challenges the fittest of walkers and cyclists has been confirmed as the steepest in the world.Ffordd Pen Llech in the historic town of Harlech – better known for its castle and rousing song, Men of Harlech – has been judged steeper than Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand. Continue reading...

Former German spy chief causes alarm by sharing far-right tweets (11 hours old)

Critics question judgment of Georg Maaßen for spreading ‘lies and extremist agitation’When he was in charge of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maaßen warned of how easy it was for people to be led astray by “disinformation” and “clumsy fake reports” on the internet.But since his dismissal from office last September, the former spy chief’s behaviour on social media has raised questions over his own ability to distinguish conspiracy theories from truthful reporting, and sparked a debate about the neutrality of the powerful intelligence agency during a period in which a resurge[...]

Women as likely to be turned on by sexual images as men – study (8 hours old)

Neural analysis finds the brains of both sexes respond the same way to pornographyThe belief that men are more likely to get turned on by sexual images than women may be something of a fantasy, according to a study suggesting brains respond to such images the same way regardless of biological sex.The idea that, when it comes to sex, men are more “visual creatures” than women has often been used to explain why men appear to be so much keener on pornography. Continue reading...

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