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Boris Johnson to 'see what judges say' on recalling Parliament (2 hours old)

The Supreme Court will hear two appeals that will determine whether the PM acted lawfully in suspending Parliament.

Sarah Thomas: Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop (1 hour 51 minutes old)

Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, began the marathon swim on Sunday.

Universities 'failing' victims of sexual misconduct (10 hours old)

Dozens of students say they were "traumatised" by investigations that left them feeling unsafe on campus.

PC Andrew Harper murder probe: Four suspects arrested (1 hour 15 minutes old)

Two boys and two men, aged 17 to 21, are arrested on suspicion of murdering PC Andrew Harper.

Albemarle and Bond: 'My tears over pawned jewellery' (11 hours old)

Frustration for customers continues after pawnbroker Albemarle and Bond shuts branches.

Hong Kong: Looking back at 100 days of protests (7 hours old)

How a controversial extradition bill with China sparked months of violent protest.

Israel election: Netanyahu in tough fight in this year's second vote (1 hour 8 minutes old)

A former military chief is seeking to unseat Israel's prime minister in a race too close to call.

Gerry Adams' IRA denial 'a lie', says veteran republican (4 hours old)

Des Long says the ex-Sinn Féin president attended IRA meetings as "chairman of the army council".

Smart meter rollout delayed for four years (3 hours old)

Suppliers now have until 2024 to fit them into homes, but it may mean higher costs for the industry.

Prostate drug may slow Parkinson's disease (9 hours old)

A medicine for enlarged prostates may benefit brain cells damaged by Parkinson's, scientists find.

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Brexit: Minister refuses to rule out Boris Johnson suspending parliament again - live news (1 hour 23 minutes old)

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including day one of the supreme court hearing to decide on claims that the suspension of parliament was unlawfulBoris Johnson likely to lose supreme court case, says Labour 9.43am BST A revived Stormont assembly could be part of the Brexit solution, the Northern Ireland secretary Julian Smith has said. In Dublin where he met the deputy prime minister Simon Coveney and a delegation from Sinn Fein, he was asked if Stormont would have a say on regulatory alignment on both sides of the border if Brexit talks collapsed. He replied:I think it wo[...]

Homeless denied social housing for being too poor, study says (3 hours old)

Research shows landlords ‘screen out’ homeless applicants deemed financial riskHomeless people are being denied access to affordable housing because social landlords are routinely excluding prospective tenants who are deemed too poor or vulnerable to pay the rent, a study has revealed.Research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) found that “screening out” of homeless applicants nominated for newly available lets was widespread, as housing associations and local authorities increasingly ration their shrinking stocks of social homes. Continue reading...

Trump: New York prosecutors subpoena eight years of tax returns (3 hours old)

Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance sent subpoena to accounting firm Mazars USA, which says it will ‘fully comply’Follow the latest in US politics – live updatesDonald Trump faces a new battle over the release of his tax returns after New York prosecutors issued a subpoena for them.Trump is the first US president in nearly 40 years not to release his tax information, despite having promised to do so during his 2016 election campaign. He has resisted pressure from Democrats and watchdogs demanding greater transparency. Continue reading...

A fifth of UK fresh food imports from areas at risk of climate chaos, MPs warn (5 hours old)

Committee calls for ministers to spell out how supplies can be protected from climate crisisAbout a fifth of the fresh food the UK imports comes from areas threatened with climate chaos, putting people’s health and diets at risk, MPs have found.The environmental audit committee called on ministers to set out a clear plan for how the UK’s food supplies could be protected from the climate emergency and to publish information on how food may be affected by Brexit. Continue reading...

Oil price shock leaves markets on edge – business live (1 hour 10 minutes old)

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: Brent crude over $69 on supply worriesIntroduction: Saudi attack drove oil price upWeWork IPO shelved 9.56am BST US energy secretary Rick Perry is trying to calm the markets again.“With regard to energy markets, the president has directed me to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve if that is needed to offset any potential disruptions.But looking at the supply numbers we are confident that the markets remain well-supplied.” BRENT front-month futures prices surged +14.6% on Sep 16 following the attack on Abqaiq, an inc[...]

Aid workers warn of catastrophe in Greek refugee camps (6 hours old)

At least 24,000 people are trapped in vastly overcrowded Aegean island camps in squalid conditionsChildren being bitten by scorpions, rats and snakes; hundreds being forced to use a single shower; the stench of human excrement never far away; and food shortages becoming the norm. One by one, Sophie McCann lists the degradations of life for refugees detained on Lesbos, the Greek island on the frontline of a new surge of asylum seekers desperate to reach Europe.McCann, a British advocacy manager with Médecins Sans Frontières, like other aid workers, is now raising the alarm: at least 24,000 men,[...]

Italy's ex-PM Renzi quits Democrats to form own party (2 hours old)

Move by former prime minister risks destabilising days-old PD-M5S coalitionThe former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has announced he is leaving the centre-left Democratic party (PD) to form his own party, potentially destabilising the days-old ruling coalition.“I have decided to leave the PD and to build together with others a new house to do politics differently,” Renzi wrote on Facebook, barely a week after the PD’s unlikely coalition with the Five Star Movement (M5S) won a confidence motion in parliament. Continue reading...

Israel election: voters head to the polls for second time this year (6 hours old)

Netanyahu campaign has demonised Israel’s Arab minority and vowed to annex much of Palestinian territoriesIsrael elections: everything you need to knowIsraelis have begun voting in the country’s second election this year, following a campaign dominated by Benjamin Netanyahu and his vows to implement a far-right, ultranationalist agenda in exchange for a record fifth term as leader.Facing the prospect of criminal corruption indictments and hoping to extend his unmatched stint in the prime minister’s office, Netanyahu has promised to declare up to a third of the occupied Palestinian territories [...]

Iceland hosts first major international #MeToo conference (6 hours old)

Three-day gathering will explore why movement gained traction and effect it has hadThe first major international conference exploring the #MeToo movement is taking place in Reykjavik on Tuesday, hosted by the Icelandic prime minister, who said she hoped it would contribute to “relegating sexual harassment to history”.The three-day gathering will explore why the movement first gained traction, and the effect it has had across different countries and sectors. Women with disabilities, care workers and migrant women whose voices have not typically been heard since the movement began as a hashtag i[...]

'He's a barbarian': Māori tribe bans replica of Captain Cook's ship from port (5 hours old)

New Zealand village complains to ministry of culture and heritage over planned visit by a replica of the EndeavourA village in New Zealand has banned a replica of Captain Cook’s ship from docking there to mark 250 years since the explorer’s arrival after an outcry from the local Māori community.The vessel is part of a flotilla circumnavigating New Zealand next month for the Tuia 250 – a NZ$13.5m (£7m) series of events that “acknowledges the first onshore encounters between Māori and Pākehā in 1769-70”. It was due to visit Mangonui, in the North Island, but the stop was cancelled by the ministr[...]

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Teenage boy 17 pleads guilty to murdering lawyer Peter Duncan in Newcastle with screwdriver (1 hour 12 minutes old)

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, attacked Peter Duncan, 52, outside a Greggs Bakery in Newcastle after stealing a 'quantity of screwdrivers' from a nearby Poundland.

Couple reveal they are hiding gender of their 17-month-old baby even from the child's grandparents (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Hobbit Humphrey, 38, and Jake England-Johns, 35, who live in a houseboat near Bath, said they are currently dressing their 17-month-old baby Anoush in both boys' and girls' clothes.

Have scientists found a cure for the common cold? Researchers identify vital protein virus needs (1 hour 36 minutes old)

Researchers have identified a vital protein in cells which the cold virus needs in order to reproduce. By stopping humans producing this protein, they can stop the cells from replicating.

Retired couple found with cocaine worth £1m in their cruise luggage led jetset lifestyle, court told (1 hour 36 minutes old)

Roger and Sue Clarke went on luxury cruises worth £18,000 in two years before their arrest despite living on just £885 a month. The couple will go to trial tomorrow in Lisbon, Portugal.

Help to Buy scheme is slammed by MPs for mainly benefitting wealthier families (2 hours old)

The Government programme was intended to give struggling savers support buying their first home, using an interest-free loan provided by the taxpayer.

Hundreds of female criminals will be spared jail under a pilot scheme to tackle reoffending  (2 hours old)

Move to help 1,000 female criminals over the next two years has been launched by London Mayor Sadiq Khan after research found women are more likely to be imprisoned for a first-time offence.

11 migrants picked up by Border Force off Kent coast taken to Dover (2 hours old)

Border Force officials were sent out to sea after a small boat was spotted off the Kent coast at around 4.30am today.

Ashes hero Ben Stokes's half-brother and sister were shot dead (2 hours old)

The Ashes star's mother, Deb Stokes, had two children with a previous partner, Richard Dunn - who murdered both the youngsters in April 1988 before turning the gun on himself.

Child sex fiends and wife-beaters face tougher prison terms (2 hours old)

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland will today vow to extend a measure which allows victims or members of the public to challenge soft sentences.

Mint flavouring in e-cigarettes contains high levels of potential cancer-causing ingredient (2 hours old)

A study revealed raised concentrations of the carcinogenic additive pulegone in menthol and peppermint vapes. The additive is thought to cause cancer.

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BBC News - UK

Boris Johnson to 'see what judges say' on recalling Parliament (2 hours old)

The Supreme Court will hear two appeals that will determine whether the PM acted lawfully in suspending Parliament.

Universities 'failing' victims of sexual misconduct (10 hours old)

Dozens of students say they were "traumatised" by investigations that left them feeling unsafe on campus.

PC Andrew Harper murder probe: Four suspects arrested (1 hour 15 minutes old)

Two boys and two men, aged 17 to 21, are arrested on suspicion of murdering PC Andrew Harper.

Sarah Thomas: Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop (1 hour 51 minutes old)

Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, began the marathon swim on Sunday.

Gerry Adams' IRA denial 'a lie', says veteran republican (4 hours old)

Des Long says the ex-Sinn Féin president attended IRA meetings as "chairman of the army council".

Lib Dem government to stop Brexit on day one - Swinson (1 hour 42 minutes old)

The new leader promises to revoke Article 50 on the first day of a Liberal Democrat government.

Smart meter rollout delayed for four years (3 hours old)

Suppliers now have until 2024 to fit them into homes, but it may mean higher costs for the industry.

Liz Truss apologises over 'inadvertent' Saudi military sales (11 hours old)

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss tells a court a promise to halt export licences was broken.

Clapton fire: Woman rescued from block of flats (1 hour 20 minutes old)

One resident says the fire spread to the upper floors of the building in Clapton "within two minutes".

Nurse numbers rise 'eclipsed by jump in patients' (9 hours old)

Hospital admissions are rising at nearly three times the rate of the nurse workforce, the RCN says.

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World news | The Guardian

Israel election: voters head to the polls for second time this year (6 hours old)

Netanyahu campaign has demonised Israel’s Arab minority and vowed to annex much of Palestinian territoriesIsrael elections: everything you need to knowIsraelis have begun voting in the country’s second election this year, following a campaign dominated by Benjamin Netanyahu and his vows to implement a far-right, ultranationalist agenda in exchange for a record fifth term as leader.Facing the prospect of criminal corruption indictments and hoping to extend his unmatched stint in the prime minister’s office, Netanyahu has promised to declare up to a third of the occupied Palestinian territories [...]

Iceland hosts first major international #MeToo conference (6 hours old)

Three-day gathering will explore why movement gained traction and effect it has hadThe first major international conference exploring the #MeToo movement is taking place in Reykjavik on Tuesday, hosted by the Icelandic prime minister, who said she hoped it would contribute to “relegating sexual harassment to history”.The three-day gathering will explore why the movement first gained traction, and the effect it has had across different countries and sectors. Women with disabilities, care workers and migrant women whose voices have not typically been heard since the movement began as a hashtag i[...]

Brexit: Minister refuses to rule out Boris Johnson suspending parliament again - live news (1 hour 23 minutes old)

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including day one of the supreme court hearing to decide on claims that Boris Johnson’s lengthy suspension of parliament was unlawful 9.43am BST A revived Stormont assembly could be part of the Brexit solution, the Northern Ireland secretary Julian Smith has said. In Dublin where he met the deputy prime minister Simon Coveney and a delegation from Sinn Fein, he was asked if Stormont would have a say on regulatory alignment on both sides of the border if Brexit talks collapsed. He replied:I think it would be very helpful if th[...]

Hong Kong protests: government fails to find PR firm to rescue battered image (4 hours old)

Eight companies turned down opportunity because it would harm their reputationsThe Hong Kong government has tried but failed to secure help from any of the global public relations firms it has approached to salvage the financial hub’s tarnished reputation, as anti-government protests continued to wreak havoc months into its deepest political crisis in decades.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a group of business people in the city in late August that the government had approached eight global PR companies to help it relaunch Hong Kong, but four “immediately declined because that would be a detr[...]

Russian suspect stays silent over Chechen's killing in Berlin (2 hours old)

Man still refuses to speak to police three weeks after arrest amid fears of state involvementA Russian man who allegedly shot dead a former Chechen insurgent in Berlin last month has not said a word to investigators in the more than three weeks since he was arrested, amid suspicions the Russian state could have been involved in the hit.The man travelled to Germany on a Russian passport issued in the name of Vadim Sokolov, but this is not believed to be his real identity. He allegedly shot Zelimkhan Khangoshvili dead from close range in the Kleiner Tiergarten park while the 40-year-old Georgian[...]

Italy's ex-PM Renzi quits Democrats to form own party (2 hours old)

Move by former prime minister risks destabilising days-old PD-M5S coalitionThe former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has announced he is leaving the centre-left Democratic party (PD) to form his own party, potentially destabilising the days-old ruling coalition.“I have decided to leave the PD and to build together with others a new house to do politics differently,” Renzi wrote on Facebook, barely a week after the PD’s unlikely coalition with the Five Star Movement (M5S) won a confidence motion in parliament. Continue reading...

Hong Kong: eight injured as train derails during rush hour (4 hours old)

Three carriages left the tracks and zigzagged across the rails near Hung Hom station in KowloonA passenger train has derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong, forcing the evacuation of 500 passengers and leaving eight people injured.Images from the scene showed three carriages had left the tracks and were zigzagged across the rails near Hung Hom station in Kowloon – a busy interchange that provides services to mainland China. Continue reading...

Oil price shock leaves markets on edge – business live (1 hour 29 minutes old)

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: Brent crude over $69 on supply worriesIntroduction: Saudi attack drove oil price upWeWork IPO shelved 9.37am BST China’s government has condemned the attack on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities, but also called for calm.Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing:“China condemns this attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities and opposes any attacks on civilians or civilian facilities,” 9.32am BST Asia-Pacific stock markets have closed for the day, with losses in China (-1.68%) and Hong Kong (-1.1%), [...]

Blast sparks fire at Russian laboratory housing smallpox virus (10 hours old)

Facility know as Vector is one of only two sites holding the smallpox virus and also houses Ebola samplesA gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian lab that houses viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said. Related: Smallpox virus: crunch time for the fate of a global killer Continue reading...

Aid workers warn of catastrophe in Greek refugee camps (6 hours old)

At least 24,000 people are trapped in vastly overcrowded Aegean island camps in squalid conditionsChildren being bitten by scorpions, rats and snakes; hundreds being forced to use a single shower; the stench of human excrement never far away; and food shortages becoming the norm. One by one, Sophie McCann lists the degradations of life for refugees detained on Lesbos, the Greek island on the frontline of a new surge of asylum seekers desperate to reach Europe.McCann, a British advocacy manager with Médecins Sans Frontières, like other aid workers, is now raising the alarm: at least 24,000 men,[...]

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