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Khashoggi death: US meets Saudi crown prince despite criticism (2 hours old)

The US treasury chief's meeting in Riyadh comes amid an outcry over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Donald Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal (3 hours old)

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

Amy Schumer announces pregnancy on Instagram (1 hour 30 minutes old)

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

Trump vows to cut aid over migrant caravan (3 hours old)

The president continues his threats against the Central American nations as the convoy heads north.

Hurricane Willa: Mexico issues warning over 'extremely dangerous' storm (4 hours old)

The "potentially catastrophic" storm Willa is expected to make landfall on Tuesday.

In pictures: Rome suffers freak hailstorm and flooding (11 hours old)

The Italian capital is hit overnight with flash flooding and giant hail in a wave of extreme weather.

Joachim Ronneberg: Norwegian who thwarted Nazi nuclear plan dies (14 hours old)

Norway's wartime hero Joachim Ronneberg led a daring raid to stop Hitler's plan for an atomic bomb.

Koreas to remove guns and guard posts from Panmunjom 'truce town' (6 hours old)

The move aims to reduce tensions at Panmunjom where troops from both sides face each other.

Indianapolis zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs (20 hours old)

Lioness Zuri attacked the father of her cubs, Nyack, who had lived with her for eight years.

#WeWontBeErased: Outcry over memo proposing US transgender change (12 hours old)

A report in the New York Times suggests a government memo proposes fixing gender on birth genitalia.

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Erdoğan to reveal 'naked truth' about Khashoggi's death (6 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 41 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 demilitarise a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula by Thursday this week, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace.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 (8 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 (2 hours old)

Archaeologists say the five 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 five 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 33 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 (8 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 (10 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...

John Bolton says he told Russians 2016 election meddling had little impact (5 hours old)

National security adviser said the effort did not have ‘any real effect’ on the vote during visit to discuss INF treaty withdrawalUS national security adviser John Bolton has said he told senior Russian officials that the Kremlin’s efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential elections had little impact on the results of the vote. Related: EU warns Trump of nuclear arms race risk after INF withdrawal move Continue reading...

Microplastics found in human stools for the first time (3 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...

Barcelona Airbnb host 'manages rentals worth £33,000 a day' (10 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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