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Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done (6 hours old)

The prime minister tells MPs progress is being made, after days of speculation about her job.

Samantha Eastwood: Man admits murdering midwife after affair (10 hours old)

Samantha Eastwood was found in a shallow grave after being killed by the brother-in-law of her ex-fiancé.

Ed Farmer inquest: Student died after 'initiation-style' event (10 hours old)

Ed Farmer had been drinking and died in hospital after being found unconscious, an inquest hears.

Lil Wayne necklace helps art student pay university fees (5 hours old)

The art student was "freaking out" when she was asked to make the rapper a birthday present.

Amy Schumer uses Meghan pic to announce pregnancy  (2 hours old)

The comedian announced the news via a friend's Instagram story, and a photoshopped picture.

'Wildcat kittens' filmed by hillwalker in Cairngorms (11 hours old)

A hillwalker near Lochnagar in Aberdeenshire spotted the litter of young cats.

Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change (9 hours old)

Riverford vegetable box boss says more focus should be on cutting carbon, not demonising plastic.

Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered (8 hours old)

A senior minister blames a "rogue operation" as pressure mounts over the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

Meet the 99-year-old transgender WW2 veteran (10 hours old)

Louise Jennings was 26 years old when she fought in World War Two as Robert Jennings.

Donald Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal (4 hours old)

The US president says Russia has violated a key nuclear treaty, which he has threatened to abandon.

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May says MPs must 'hold their nerve' to approve final Brexit deal (9 hours old)

PM tells Commons of four steps that must be taken before final 5% of EU deal is doneTheresa May faced down Conservative critics of her Brexit negotiating strategy in a critical Commons debate in which she pleaded to be given time to “deliver the Brexit that the British people voted for”.The prime minister told her jittery MPs it was time “we hold our nerve” as the Brexit talks approach their endgame during nearly two hours of exchanges, which were not attended by leadership rivals Boris Johnson and David Davis. Continue reading...

Erdoğan to reveal 'naked truth' about Khashoggi's death (8 hours old)

Turkish president looks set to claim Saudi government murdered journalist, while US tries to reduce fallout Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appears primed to assemble two weeks of leaks, insinuation and police evidence in an explosive speech in the Turkish parliament on Tuesday alleging that the Saudi Arabian government murdered the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Turkish soil.After weeks of leaks by Turkish police implying that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, must have known of a premeditated murder, there was no last-minute sign that the Turkish president would hold back from[...]

World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea (3 hours old)

Archaeologists say the 23-metre vessel has lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 yearsArchaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years.The 23-metre (75ft) vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface. A lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, the researchers said. Continue reading...

Microplastics found in human stools for the first time (4 hours old)

Study suggests the tiny particles may be widespread in the human food chainMicroplastics have been found in human stools for the first time, according to a study suggesting the tiny particles may be widespread in the human food chain.The small study examined eight participants from Europe, Japan and Russia. All of their stool samples were found to contain microplastic particles. Continue reading...

Guns and guards to be removed from Korean 'truce village' of Panmunjom (1 hour 57 minutes old)

Demilitarisation will happen within days after talks between South Korea, North Korea and UN CommandThe two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command have agreed to remove weapons in a border village where troops from both sides face off daily, the latest sign of increasingly warm relations between the once-hostile neighbours.Seoul’s defence ministry said in a statement that, following trilateral talks on Monday, agreement had been reached to withdraw firearms and guard posts from the Joint Security Area (JSA), also known as the truce village of Panmunjom. Continue reading...

Woman 'shocked and depressed' by racist attack on Ryanair flight (9 hours old)

Delsie Gayle, who received tirade of abuse from passenger, speaks out about incidentA woman who was subjected to a racist attack on a Ryanair flight has said the incident left her stunned and depressed.Delsie Gayle, who was the target of a tirade of abuse by a fellow passenger on flight FR015 from Barcelona to London Stansted, said: “I was shocked, nobody ever said those words to me.” Continue reading...

MPs call for crackdown over unsolicited sexual images (3 hours old)

Committee says laws on sexual harassment are struggling to keep up with technologyStronger measures are needed to tackle the sending of unsolicited sexual images and viewing of pornography in public, a group of MPs has said.In a report after a nine-month inquiry, the women and equalities select committee called for a new law to criminalise all non-consensual creation and distribution of sexual images “on the basis of the victim’s lack of consent rather than perpetrator motivation”. Continue reading...

Children's services are at breaking point, experts say (3 hours old)

Charities, teaching unions and medical colleges accuse UK government of ignoring young peopleChildren’s services from Sure Start to schools and NHS mental health are at breaking point, according to a coalition of 120 organisations that have called on the chancellor to invest in young people in the budget next week.An open letter to Philip Hammond and Theresa May from a group of charities, teaching unions and medical colleges accuses the government of ignoring children and young people in its spending plans. Continue reading...

Newcastle student died after initiation bar crawl, inquest told (7 hours old)

Ed Farmer went on night out with society where rounds of 100 shots were orderedA university student died after an initiation ceremony bar crawl at which students ordered rounds of about 100 drinks at a time, an inquest has heard.Ed Farmer, 20, died in December 2016 after a Newcastle University agricultural society night out, a coroner was told on Monday. According to reports, medics said he had suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest and the alcohol level in his system was found to have been many times greater than the legal drink-driving limit. Continue reading...

DVDs have had their day as shoppers go skimpy and sustainable (3 hours old)

Alarm clocks and trouser presses are also out as John Lewis report reveals shopping trends Some 20 years after the first DVD players went on sale, they’re history. John Lewis won’t be restocking when the current players have sold out, the retailer said, after a 40% dive in sales this year.The DVD player’s demise is revealed in the annual snapshot of buying trends compiled by the department store group. A number of other devices and electricals are also in steep decline: sales of alarm clocks are down 16%, prompting the retailer to reduce its range by nearly a third, while desktop computers are[...]

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Vegetarian meat substitutes 'exceeding salt limits' (2 hours old)

One brand of meat-free "bacon" is saltier than Atlantic seawater, according to Action on Salt's report.

Pret sandwich death: Michael Gove to meet family (9 hours old)

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret sandwich in 2016.

Stephen Hawking's personal items to be sold at auction (7 hours old)

A signed book and a wheelchair owned by Prof Stephen Hawking will also go under the hammer.

MPs accuse government of complacency over 'fake news' on Facebook (1 hour 9 minutes old)

The UK government must take urgent action to protect democracy from disinformation, a committee of MPs says.

Former Newsnight editor: 'Stop obsessing about gender' (1 hour 48 minutes old)

John Morrison says a lot has changed since he edited the flagship BBC news programme from 1987-1990.

Beaver reintroduction positive example of 'rewilding' says study (5 hours old)

A report by an academic at Stirling University says the animals can help improve natural habitats.

Linemen's flags tribute at funeral of oldest referee (7 hours old)

Flags are held up as a guard of honour at "Harry" Hardy's funeral, who refereed until he was 88.

Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done (6 hours old)

The prime minister tells MPs progress is being made, after days of speculation about her job.

Samantha Eastwood: Man admits murdering midwife after affair (10 hours old)

Samantha Eastwood was found in a shallow grave after being killed by the brother-in-law of her ex-fiancé.

Lil Wayne necklace helps art student pay university fees (5 hours old)

The art student was "freaking out" when she was asked to make the rapper a birthday present.

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Erdoğan to reveal 'naked truth' about Khashoggi's death (8 hours old)

Turkish president looks set to claim Saudi government murdered journalist, while US tries to reduce fallout Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appears primed to assemble two weeks of leaks, insinuation and police evidence in an explosive speech in the Turkish parliament on Tuesday alleging that the Saudi Arabian government murdered the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Turkish soil.After weeks of leaks by Turkish police implying that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, must have known of a premeditated murder, there was no last-minute sign that the Turkish president would hold back from[...]

Guns and guards to be removed from Korean 'truce village' of Panmunjom (1 hour 58 minutes old)

Demilitarisation will happen within days after talks between South Korea, North Korea and UN CommandThe two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command have agreed to remove weapons in a border village where troops from both sides face off daily, the latest sign of increasingly warm relations between the once-hostile neighbours.Seoul’s defence ministry said in a statement that, following trilateral talks on Monday, agreement had been reached to withdraw firearms and guard posts from the Joint Security Area (JSA), also known as the truce village of Panmunjom. Continue reading...

May says MPs must 'hold their nerve' to approve final Brexit deal (9 hours old)

PM tells Commons of four steps that must be taken before final 5% of EU deal is doneTheresa May faced down Conservative critics of her Brexit negotiating strategy in a critical Commons debate in which she pleaded to be given time to “deliver the Brexit that the British people voted for”.The prime minister told her jittery MPs it was time “we hold our nerve” as the Brexit talks approach their endgame during nearly two hours of exchanges, which were not attended by leadership rivals Boris Johnson and David Davis. Continue reading...

World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea (3 hours old)

Archaeologists say the 23-metre vessel has lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 yearsArchaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years.The 23-metre (75ft) vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface. A lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, the researchers said. Continue reading...

Monsanto trial: judge rejects bid to overturn landmark cancer verdict (1 hour 31 minutes old)

Dewayne Johnson originally won $289m after finding Roundup weedkiller caused illness, but judge reduces financial awardA California judge has rejected Monsanto’s appeal to overturn a landmark jury verdict which found that its popular herbicide causes cancer.The judge’s ruling on Monday largely sided with Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a father of three and former school groundskeeper, who won a $289m award over the summer after alleging that his exposure to Roundup weedkiller gave him cancer. During the trial, the first of its kind, the 46-year-old also alleged that Monsanto had failed to warn him of [...]

Woman 'shocked and depressed' by racist attack on Ryanair flight (9 hours old)

Delsie Gayle, who received tirade of abuse from passenger, speaks out about incidentA woman who was subjected to a racist attack on a Ryanair flight has said the incident left her stunned and depressed.Delsie Gayle, who was the target of a tirade of abuse by a fellow passenger on flight FR015 from Barcelona to London Stansted, said: “I was shocked, nobody ever said those words to me.” Continue reading...

Trump says he has alerted military to 'national emergency' of migrant caravan (11 hours old)

Pentagon say it has received no new orders as president vows to cut aid to Central AmericaDonald Trump has said that he has alerted the military and federal border authorities that a US-bound migrant caravan from Central America was a “national emergency”, and warned that the United States would begin curtailing aid to the region. Related: One step at a time: desperate families join migrant caravan Continue reading...

Microplastics found in human stools for the first time (4 hours old)

Study suggests the tiny particles may be widespread in the human food chainMicroplastics have been found in human stools for the first time, according to a study suggesting the tiny particles may be widespread in the human food chain.The small study examined eight participants from Europe, Japan and Russia. All of their stool samples were found to contain microplastic particles. Continue reading...

Gilberto Benetton, fashion brand co-founder, dies aged 77 (1 hour 13 minutes old)

Founding figure at Italian company best known for its daring ad campaigns dies at home in TrevisoGilberto Benetton, co-founder of the eponymous clothing brand, has died at the age of 77 after an illness, the Italian group announced.“Gilberto Benetton died at home today in Treviso [north-east Italy] following a brief illness,” the Benetton group said in a brief statement on Monday. “His wife, Lalla, daughters Barbara and Sabrina and son-in-law Ermanno were with him in his final moments.” Continue reading...

Barcelona Airbnb host 'manages rentals worth £33,000 a day' (12 hours old)

Apartment platform accused of becoming marketing site for big hotels and holiday rental agentsOne Airbnb “host” manages a portfolio of 204 apartments in Barcelona worth €37,721 (£33,369) a day in rental income during the high season, a data organisation established to look into Spain’s tourist apartment industry has found.The 10 biggest hosts in the Spanish city manage 996 apartments between them, while a further 666 manage five or more, and 3,633 host between two and four, the report by DataHippo found. Altogether the rent for licensed holiday apartments let via Airbnb and other platforms com[...]

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