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Brexit: Marchers demand final Brexit deal vote (2 hours old)

Thousands of people march in London on the second anniversary of the UK's vote to leave the EU.

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa says he was 'inches' from Bulawayo explosion (1 hour 35 minutes old)

President Mnangagwa says he was close to the blast at a rally in Bulawayo but was unhurt.

Italy migrant row: Malta defiant over stranded rescue boat (2 hours old)

Malta says it will not be dictated to after Italy called on it to accept migrant rescue ship Lifeline.

Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies aged 54 (7 hours old)

Drummer's life was marked by tragedy when he saw his brother and bandmate killed on stage.

Crude oil pours into river from derailed train in US (5 hours old)

Around 30 train cars came off the tracks, which are thought to have been weakened by recent flooding.

Impressive Belgium put five past Tunisia (3 hours old)

Premier League pair Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both score twice as Belgium all but secure qualification with victory over Tunisia.

Greater Manchester Police 'knew boy was with paedophile' (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Officers were told not to act after seeing the boy enter the gangland figure's house, a watchdog says.

Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving about to end (7 hours old)

Women can drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) but there has been a crackdown on activists.

'This is what surviving Auschwitz taught me' (11 hours old)

Max Eisen arrived at the Nazi death camp aged 15 in 1944. Every year he returns to speak to people about his experience.

Ireland win first Australia series in 39 years (6 hours old)

Ireland cap their Grand Slam-winning season by clinching a first series victory in Australia for 39 years with a 20-16 win in Sydney.

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Anti-Brexit protest: thousands march two years after referendum (5 hours old)

People’s Vote demonstration in London culminates with speeches in Parliament SquareA roar of pro-European chants rose up above Pall Mall and across the royal parks as tens of thousands attended an anti-Brexit march marking the second anniversary of the EU referendum.Some marched on Saturday in the hope of stopping Brexit, some just wanted to alter the “mood music” to help change the direction of government travel, but young and old, Labour and Tory, they were all united in their pro-European passion. Continue reading...

Zimbabwe president survives apparent assassination attempt (2 hours old)

Emmerson Mnangagwa not injured following explosion at stadium during election rallyEmmerson Mnangagwa, the president of Zimbabwe, has escaped an apparent assassination attempt during an election campaign rally in the southern city of Bulawayo.Local media reported that security personnel, several ministers and possibly the vice-president were hurt in the blast in the White City stadium on Saturday. Continue reading...

Mexico hold off South Korea to pile pressure on Germany (1 hour 24 minutes old)

Mexico have followed up their victory against Germany by beating South Korea 2-1 in Rostov, a result that piles further pressure on the world champions. If Germany lose to Sweden in the evening’s Group F game at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi then Joachim Löw’s side will be out.South Korea’s slim hopes of qualification hang on Germany beating Sweden and then losing to the Koreans themselves. Continue reading...

Millennials make it a slow booze summer in the UK (2 hours old)

Drinks giants cater for wider range of low or no-alcohol tipples to match modern habitsIt’s summer, the World Cup is on, and there’s a heatwave on the way. But for increasing numbers of people, from pregnant women to abstemious millennials to health-conscious weight-watchers, that does not mean drinking to excess. And, with drinking rates among UK adults at their lowest since 2005, companies are falling over themselves to unveil their new non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks.“Low- and no-alcohol drinks represent a relatively small part of the entire market, but demand is increasing every year,[...]

MP aims to ban homophobic chants at football matches (5 hours old)

Tory Damian Collins and ex-rugby player Gareth Thomas to launch draft proposalHomophobic chanting at football matches could be made illegal under a proposal from a Conservative MP. Damian Collins will join forces with the former Wales rugby union captain Gareth Thomas on Monday to launch a draft amendment to the Football Offences Act 1991 that would outlaw indecent and homophobic chanting. Continue reading...

A-level maths paper 'leaked online' night before exam (8 hours old)

Watchdog investigates after Edexcel C4 paper allegedly offered for sale at £200An A-level maths paper was allegedly leaked on the internet the night before thousands of students sat the exam.The exams watchdog Ofqual said it was working with Pearson, the company that owns the Edexcel exam board, “to establish the facts” after the C4 maths paper apparently appeared for sale online on Thursday night. Continue reading...

Food bank appeals for donations after thieves empty warehouse (1 hour 23 minutes old)

Bournemouth charity Hope for Food says a month’s worth of supplies were stolenA food bank in Bournemouth is appealing for emergency donations after thieves stole a month’s worth of supplies intended for families in need.Hope for Food, a volunteer-run charity in Bournemouth, said thieves stole 90% of the household goods, food, toiletries, shoes and clothing stored in their warehouse on Thursday, leaving the organisation unable to provide supplies for the 400 families they support in the area. Continue reading...

Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul dies at 54 (5 hours old)

Tributes pour in from rock and heavy metal groups including Kiss and Guns N’ RosesVinnie Paul, the drummer and co-founder of heavy metal band Pantera, has died, the group announced in a statement on Facebook. The Texas-born musician died aged 54 on Friday evening, but no cause of death has been given yet. Continue reading...

J Hus arrested in London and charged with carrying a knife (6 hours old)

Rapper, 23, arrested near Westfield shopping centre in east LondonThe Mercury prize-nominated rapper J Hus has been arrested and charged with carrying a knife. The 23-year-old, whose real name is Momodou Jallow, was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a knife or bladed article after police stopped a vehicle near Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London, on Thursday. Continue reading...

About 120 firefighters tackle blaze at food factory in east London (7 hours old)

Fire destroys large parts of Leyton warehouse belonging to Indian snacks manufacturerA fire has torn through a food factory in east London, destroying large parts of a warehouse.About 120 firefighters and 20 engines have been called to the blaze on an industrial estate in Orient Way, Leyton, which started at about 5am on Saturday. Continue reading...

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Brexit: Marchers demand final Brexit deal vote (2 hours old)

Thousands of people march in London on the second anniversary of the UK's vote to leave the EU.

Greater Manchester Police 'knew boy was with paedophile' (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Officers were told not to act after seeing the boy enter the gangland figure's house, a watchdog says.

Game of Thrones: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's Scottish wedding (1 hour 10 minutes old)

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie - Jon Snow and Ygritte - exchange vows in the north east of Scotland on Saturday.

Leyton fire: Dozens of firefighters tackle warehouse blaze (1 hour 48 minutes old)

London Fire Brigade says it has received more than 70 emergency calls about the blaze.

England end losing streak with SA win (1 hour 9 minutes old)

England halt their losing run as they grind their way to victory over South Africa in the third and final Test.

Girls miss Dance World Cup opening after flight delays (6 hours old)

The team of 10 girls representing Wales are finally on their way to the Dance World Cup in Barcelona.

Urgent appeal after Bournemouth food bank trashed (5 hours old)

Burglars made off with a month's worth of food and other goods meant for families in need.

Two-thirds of drivers 'unaware of mobile penalties' (5 hours old)

Only 36% of British motorists can correctly state the punishment, a RAC poll suggests.

Smoke bombs thrown during Belfast demonstrations (4 hours old)

Riot police separate two sets of protesters in the centre of Belfast, as smoke bombs are thrown.

Man attacked with metal pole in Glasgow street (3 hours old)

The victim was attacked by the passenger of a car which pulled up beside him while he was walking in Glasgow.

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Zimbabwe president survives apparent assassination attempt (2 hours old)

Emmerson Mnangagwa not injured following explosion at stadium during election rallyEmmerson Mnangagwa, the president of Zimbabwe, has escaped an apparent assassination attempt during an election campaign rally in the southern city of Bulawayo.Local media reported that security personnel, several ministers and possibly the vice-president were hurt in the blast in the White City stadium on Saturday. Continue reading...

US prepares for North Korea's return of American war remains (3 hours old)

North Korea agreed to send home US war remains during summit in Singapore between Kim Jong-un and Donald TrumpThe US military said on Saturday it was moving “assets” to an air base near Seoul and to the border with North Korea, to prepare for the return by Pyongyang of the remains of US soldiers missing since the Korean war ended in an armistice in 1953. Related: Donald Trump flips on North Korea, declaring country still an 'extraordinary threat' Continue reading...

Ethiopian prime minister vows to stick to reforms after explosion at rally (1 hour 15 minutes old)

Abiy Ahmed commented on Addis Ababa blast that killed one and injured more than 100, saying ‘killing others is a defeat’Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has vowed to continue his radical programme of reforms after more than a hundred people were injured by an explosion at a rally in his support in Addis Ababa on Saturday.The 41-year-old ex-soldier, who took office in April, had just finished speaking when what is thought to be a grenade was thrown at the stage in the capital’s Meskel Square. Continue reading...

Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders ejected from Virginia restaurant (2 hours old)

Red Hen in Lexington at centre of social media stormSanders says asked to leave ‘because I work for POTUS’The White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed on Saturday that she was thrown out of a restaurant because she works for Donald Trump. Related: How family separations caused Trump's first retreat – and deepened his bunker mentality Continue reading...

Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul dies at 54 (5 hours old)

Tributes pour in from rock and heavy metal groups including Kiss and Guns N’ RosesVinnie Paul, the drummer and co-founder of heavy metal band Pantera, has died, the group announced in a statement on Facebook. The Texas-born musician died aged 54 on Friday evening, but no cause of death has been given yet. Continue reading...

Cambodia: 33 pregnant women found in raid on child surrogacy ring (11 hours old)

Police say a Chinese manager appears to be the mastermind behind an illegal “rent a womb” operation at two Phnom Penh apartments Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday. Police arrested the group of pregnant surrogates and five alleged ringleaders in the Phnom Penh raid two days ago in the latest police crackdown on illegal child surrogacy. Continue reading...

Netflix boss apologises to staff after executive sacked over N-word (4 hours old)

Reed Hastings vows to ‘set a better example’ in memo regretting PR chief’s racial slurThe head of Netflix has told his staff he needs to “set a better example” after sacking the company’s head of communications for twice using the N-word during work meetings.Reed Hastings, the video streaming company’s founder, told staff in a memo he had decided to “let go” of Jonathan Friedland for using the racial slur in a “descriptive” sense. Continue reading...

Kashmir on edge after local government falls amid militant clashes (12 hours old)

Locals fear further violence as police admit Isis-inspired fighters are active in the regionThe disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir is on edge after clashes between militants and security forces, and the collapse of the local government over disagreements that include how to tackle the resurgent fighting in the state. Related: WhatsApp warriors on the new frontline of Kashmir’s conflict Continue reading...

Trump-Putin meeting will follow Bolton trip to Moscow, says Pompeo (2 hours old)

Secretary of state tells MSNBC meeting likely soonUS and Russia ‘trying to find overlapping interests’Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, expects a planned visit to Moscow by national security adviser John Bolton will lead to a meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Related: Paul Manafort lawyers want mention of Trump banned in Virginia trial Continue reading...

DRC set for turmoil as Jean-Pierre Bemba expected home within weeks (10 hours old)

Acquitted Congolese opposition leader to attend meeting to select candidate to run against Joseph KabilaJean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese opposition leader whose war crimes convictions at the international criminal court (ICC) were quashed, is expected to return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo within weeks, risking an intense new phase of political manoeuvring and instability in the vast and impoverished central African state.Bemba, a former rebel leader and vice president, left the country in 2007 and spent the last 10 years in prison in The Hague before his surprise acquittal on appea[...]

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