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Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster (1 hour 31 minutes old)

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says it will last 12 months, and promises €5m to the region.

Italy bridge collapse: 'We just ran for our lives' (2 hours old)

Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell survived the bridge collapse with their two children in Genoa.

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect (1 hour 10 minutes old)

Police are given more time to question Salih Khater over alleged attempted murder and terror offences.

Sudan boat accident: 24 schoolchildren die near River Nile (3 hours old)

They were on their way to school in northern Sudan when the boat capsized in a strong current.

England international Danny Cipriani charged with nightclub assault (2 hours old)

The England international is also charged with larceny, assault on police and resisting arrest.

How hands convicted a paedophile (17 hours old)

A paedophile who hid his face from the camera was convicted when an expert could identify his hands.

Tesla 'to be probed by regulators' over privatisation plan (2 hours old)

Shares in the electric carmaker fall on reports the SEC wants to question executives at the firm.

Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC will not go to Court of Appeal (2 hours old)

It will seek advice over how the ruling on its coverage of a police raid affects future reporting.

Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack (3 hours old)

Many of those killed are believed to be teenagers who were preparing for university entrance exams.

Eight people injured by loose horse at Pembrokeshire Show (2 hours old)

Eight people are hurt after a horse breaks loose at a farming show in Pembrokeshire.

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The Guardian

BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard privacy victory (6 hours old)

Singer is clear to claim substantial damages after conclusion of four-year legal battleThe BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard’s landmark privacy victory, leaving the corporation facing a bill for millions of pounds following the conclusion of a four-year legal battle.The singer is clear to claim substantial damages as a result of the BBC’s decision to report in 2014 that the singer was being investigated by police regarding historical child sexual assault claims. Continue reading...

England’s Danny Cipriani arrested in Jersey after nightclub incident (1 hour 59 minutes old)

• Gloucester back faces fives charges including assaulting police• Cipriani will appear before magistrates on ThursdayEngland rugby union international Danny Cipriani has been arrested at a nightclub in St Helier, his club Gloucester have confirmed. The incident took place early on Wednesday morning at a venue in Jersey.A statement from Jersey Police confirmed he has been charged with five offences, including larceny and assault on police. Continue reading...

Liverpool artwork listing refugee deaths is torn down again (5 hours old)

Artist behind Liverpool project says it will be left as is to highlight ‘systematic violence’An art project featuring a list of the 34,361 refugees and migrants who lost their lives trying to reach Europe has been torn down for the second time in Liverpool.The artist behind the initiative, Banu Cennetoğlu, has decided not to install it for a third time, leaving the ripped remains as a “reminder of this systematic violence exercised against people”. Continue reading...

Italy bridge collapse: furious ministers blame highways firm (2 hours old)

Ministers attacks Genoa bridge operator Autostrade per l’Italia as accounts of survival emergeFurious ministers from Italy’s coalition government have rounded on the company that manages the country’s motorways, as authorities struggled to quell growing anger over the bridge collapse in Genoa on Tuesday that killed 39 people.A vast span of the Morandi bridge caved in during a heavy rainstorm in the northern port city, sending about 35 cars and several trucks plunging 45 metres (150ft) on to railway tracks below. A 12-month state of emergency has been declared in the region. Continue reading...

EU rebuffs idea of escalating Brexit talks to leaders' summit (5 hours old)

Officials dismiss hopes that May could break deadlock by negotiating with states directly European officials have poured cold water on hopes that Theresa May could negotiate Brexit with other EU leaders in September to break the deadlock over Britain’s departure.Diplomatic sources have rejected suggestions that May could hold direct talks on Brexit with the 27 other EU heads of state and government at a summit in Salzburg next month. Continue reading...

Antisemitism row: Corbyn has to change, says Gordon Brown (3 hours old)

Former PM says antisemitism issue is a ‘running sore’ that needs resolving immediatelyGordon Brown has said Jeremy Corbyn needs to make changes in response to concerns about antisemitism in the Labour party.The former prime minister said the issue was a “running sore” that should be dealt with immediately Continue reading...

Suicide bomber kills 48 after targeting Kabul education centre (1 hour 25 minutes old)

In second atrocity in 24 hours bomber on foot blows himself up, bringing day’s death toll to 92 At least 48 people have died after a suicide bomber targeted an education centre in a minority Shia area of western Kabul, in the latest assault in Afghanistan’s war-weary capital.“We can confirm the attack was caused by a suicide bomber on foot,” said police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai. “The bomber detonated himself inside the education centre.” Continue reading...

Hottest of 'ultra-hot' planets is so hot its air contains vaporised metal (2 hours old)

The temperature on Kelt-9b is 4,000C and its atmosphere contains iron and titanium vapours, say astronomersNew observations of the hottest known planet have revealed temperatures similar to those typically seen at the surface of a star, as well as an atmosphere of vaporised iron and titanium.The findings add to the diverse and, in some cases, extreme conditions seen on planets far beyond our own solar system. Continue reading...

Adele shares story of friend's postpartum psychosis to help new mothers (2 hours old)

‘Talk about how you’re feeling,’ singer urges, as experts say taboos can leave people isolatedPerinatal health experts and campaigners have praised the singer Adele for highlighting the issue of postpartum psychosis in new mothers.Her best friend, Laura Dockrill – a poet, author, illustrator and short story writer – was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis after giving birth to a boy, who is Adele’s godson. Continue reading...

House of Fraser pulls plug on website after warehouse dispute (6 hours old)

Retailer’s warehouse operator has stopped processing orders in dispute over paymentHouse of Fraser has taken its website offline amid multiple complaints from customers about delayed or failed deliveries since the company was bought by Sports Direct late last week.The problems come after House of Fraser’s warehouse operator, XPO Logistics, “paused” processing orders amid a dispute over payment. Continue reading...

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BBC News - UK

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect (1 hour 10 minutes old)

Police are given more time to question Salih Khater over alleged attempted murder and terror offences.

UK inflation rate rises for first time since November (10 hours old)

Higher transport costs sent inflation up to 2.5% in July in the first increase since November.

Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC will not go to Court of Appeal (2 hours old)

It will seek advice over how the ruling on its coverage of a police raid affects future reporting.

Gordon Brown says Jeremy Corbyn 'has to change' (2 hours old)

The former prime minster says immediate action is needed to tackle the "sore" of anti-Semitism within Labour.

England international Danny Cipriani charged with nightclub assault (2 hours old)

The England international is also charged with larceny, assault on police and resisting arrest.

Eight people injured by loose horse at Pembrokeshire Show (2 hours old)

Eight people are hurt after a horse breaks loose at a farming show in Pembrokeshire.

Judge throws out challenge to Scots abortion pill move (5 hours old)

A legal challenge against letting women take abortion pills at home in Scotland is thrown out.

Tory MPs complain over peer's Tunisia trip (2 hours old)

Zac Goldsmith and Robert Halfon call for an investigation into Lord Sheikh.

Financial Times boss returns £510,000 rise (1 hour 54 minutes old)

John Ridding's decision follows criticism of his "absurdly high" salary by some FT journalists.

Amateur golfer hits three holes-in-one to defend club title - doubling her career total (5 hours old)

An amateur golfer hits three holes-in-one - to take her career total to six - as she defends her club championship title.

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World news | The Guardian

Italy bridge collapse: furious ministers blame highways firm (2 hours old)

Ministers attacks Genoa bridge operator Autostrade per l’Italia as accounts of survival emergeFurious ministers from Italy’s coalition government have rounded on the company that manages the country’s motorways, as authorities struggled to quell growing anger over the bridge collapse in Genoa on Tuesday that killed 39 people.A vast span of the Morandi bridge caved in during a heavy rainstorm in the northern port city, sending about 35 cars and several trucks plunging 45 metres (150ft) on to railway tracks below. A 12-month state of emergency has been declared in the region. Continue reading...

Turkish lira rallies as Qatar makes $15bn loan pledge (1 hour 58 minutes old)

Ankara officials will channel money ‘into Turkey’s financial markets and banks’Turkey’s beleagured currency has bounced back from record lows after Qatar pledged to shore up the banking sector’s shaky finances with loans worth $15bn (£11.8bn).A week after a diplomatic spat with the US sent the lira into a tailspin, the agreement with Qatar was calculated to help Turkey avoid having to ask the International Monetary Fund for emergency funding. Continue reading...

Child drownings in Germany linked to parents' phone ‘fixation’ (7 hours old)

Lifeguards warn parents to put phones away, after more than 300 people drowned this yearGerman lifeguards have issued a warning that a growing number of child drownings this summer are linked to their parents’ obsession with mobile phones.More than 300 people have drowned in Germany this year, with hardly a day passing during the current heatwave when a swimmer has not died. Continue reading...

Suicide bomber kills 48 after targeting Kabul education centre (1 hour 25 minutes old)

In second atrocity in 24 hours bomber on foot blows himself up, bringing day’s death toll to 92 At least 48 people have died after a suicide bomber targeted an education centre in a minority Shia area of western Kabul, in the latest assault in Afghanistan’s war-weary capital.“We can confirm the attack was caused by a suicide bomber on foot,” said police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai. “The bomber detonated himself inside the education centre.” Continue reading...

Brazil's Lula launches presidential bid from jail as thousands march in support (3 hours old)

Lula plans to run again but judges say corruption conviction makes him ineligible – opening door to far-right Jair BolsonaroAs thousands of his supporters rally in Brazil’s capital city on Wednesday, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will officially register his candidacy for October’s presidential election from behind bars.Official campaigning in Brazil’s most unpredictable election in decades begins on Friday with almost half the electorate still undecided. Continue reading...

Hottest of 'ultra-hot' planets is so hot its air contains vaporised metal (2 hours old)

The temperature on Kelt-9b is 4,000C and its atmosphere contains iron and titanium vapours, say astronomersNew observations of the hottest known planet have revealed temperatures similar to those typically seen at the surface of a star, as well as an atmosphere of vaporised iron and titanium.The findings add to the diverse and, in some cases, extreme conditions seen on planets far beyond our own solar system. Continue reading...

US women’s rights campaigner accused of sexual harassment (3 hours old)

Eminent sociologist Michael Kimmel steps down from board of gender equality campaign groupAn eminent sociologist and high profile women’s rights campaigner has stepped down indefinitely from the board of a gender equality group following allegations of sexual harassment.Michael Kimmel, distinguished professor of sociology at Stony Brook University in New York, has resigned from the board of Promundo, an initiative that promotes gender justice by engaging men and boys. Continue reading...

EU rebuffs idea of escalating Brexit talks to leaders' summit (5 hours old)

Officials dismiss hopes that May could break deadlock by negotiating with states directly European officials have poured cold water on hopes that Theresa May could negotiate Brexit with other EU leaders in September to break the deadlock over Britain’s departure.Diplomatic sources have rejected suggestions that May could hold direct talks on Brexit with the 27 other EU heads of state and government at a summit in Salzburg next month. Continue reading...

'Tenants on our own land': New Zealand bans sale of homes to foreign buyers (11 hours old)

Law aims to boost housing affordability after prices in some areas rise by over 75%The New Zealand government has banned the sale of existing homes to foreign buyers, saying New Zealanders were sick of being “tenants in our own land”.Associate minister of finance David Parker said the ban would mean housing would become more affordable for locals, and supply would increase. Continue reading...

Austria rejects Afghan's asylum bid because he 'did not act or dress gay' (7 hours old)

Teenager fearing persecution has claim rejected as official did not believe he was gayAn Afghan teenager who said he feared being persecuted in his home country for being gay has had his asylum application rejected by Austria after an official said he did not “walk, act or dress” like a gay man, according to reports.An official in Lower Austria found no grounds for fear of persecution based on the sexual orientation of the 18-year-old, the Falter newspaper reported. Continue reading...

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