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Monday briefing: May under pressure to justify £40bn Brexit bill

Monday briefing: May under pressure to justify £40bn Brexit bill

Leavers want guarantees on future relationship with EU … Chaos in Zimbabwe as Mugabe refuses to quit … Notorious cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83Good morning. I’m Martin Farrer and welcome to
Tory mayor demands £100m in budget to honour promises to Tees Valley

Tory mayor demands £100m in budget to honour promises to Tees Valley

Ben Houchen says government should ‘cough up’ to help transform former Redcar steelworks and show his party’s commitment to regionThe Conservative mayor of Tees Valley is demanding £100m in Philip
Charles Manson, cult leader and convicted murderer, dies aged 83

Charles Manson, cult leader and convicted murderer, dies aged 83

Manson and his ‘family’ became notorious for the murder of Sharon Tate and six others during the summer of 1969Charles Manson obituaryCharles Manson, the notorious murderer and pseudo-Satanic cult
Hong Kong: 20% of residents live in poverty

Hong Kong: 20% of residents live in poverty

The number of people living below the poverty line rose to 1.35 million in 2016, despite economic growthA record number of Hong Kong residents live in poverty, with one fifth of the population falling
EU to push for 40% quota for women on company boards

EU to push for 40% quota for women on company boards

Proposals from European commission would compel businesses to positively discriminate when hiring new executives until quota is reachedThe European commission is to push for a quota for women on
Critical week for Syria as parallel talks get under way

Critical week for Syria as parallel talks get under way

Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran to meet in Sochi to push ceasefire and constitution plan as Assad’s opponents convene in RiyadhWith a flurry of diplomatic activity, two separate summits on Syria
‘The situation is critical’: cholera fears on Manus as water and medicine run out | Ben Doherty

‘The situation is critical’: cholera fears on Manus as water and medicine run out | Ben Doherty

Special report: After the wells were poisoned, many of the 400 refugees living in Australia’s former detention centre face life-threatening illnesses The piercing pain in Joinul Islam’s right arm
Turkish LGBTI activists condemn 'illegal' ban on events in Ankara

Turkish LGBTI activists condemn 'illegal' ban on events in Ankara

Authorities’ move follows ban on a festival of German-language gay films in Turkish capitalRights groups have condemned as illegal and discriminatory a ban on LGBTI events in the Turkish capital one
Jacinda Ardern or Trudeau's wife? New Zealand PM regrets 'yarn' about Trump

Jacinda Ardern or Trudeau's wife? New Zealand PM regrets 'yarn' about Trump

As reports circulate that Donald Trump may have been confused about Ardern’s identity, she says she won’t share backstage stories againNew Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has expressed
US once locked up white Australian immigrants in 'horror' camps akin to Manus and Nauru

US once locked up white Australian immigrants in 'horror' camps akin to Manus and Nauru

From late 1921 until 1965, US immigration restrictions meant Anglo Australians who were used to crossing borders with ease were instead detained and expelled like hardened criminalsLurking behind the
Government accused of avoiding revolt as parliamentary sitting week cancelled

Government accused of avoiding revolt as parliamentary sitting week cancelled

Labor and Greens accuse the government of running scared of a vote on a banking royal commission before byelections return new membersThe government has canned the penultimate sitting week of the
Small tsunami waves reach Vanuatu after 7.0 magnitude earthquake

Small tsunami waves reach Vanuatu after 7.0 magnitude earthquake

Pacific tsunami warning centre said waves were possible after the strong quake hit off New CaledoniaVanuatu and New Caledonia were hit by small tsunami waves after an undersea earthquake of magnitude
Charity for victims of modern slavery in London sees 30% rise in cases

Charity for victims of modern slavery in London sees 30% rise in cases

Report by Hestia finds increase in number of victims in 2017 and says two-thirds of the people it works with in the capital are forced into prostitutionThe charity that supports the majority of
Marriage equality and the Queensland election: yes campaign amplifies Greens threat to Labor

Marriage equality and the Queensland election: yes campaign amplifies Greens threat to Labor

An electorate filled with celebrations is a sight to gladden Jackie Trad’s heart, but the campaign had unexpected consequences in her South Brisbane seatIt’s 9pm on Wednesday, the night the yes camp
Mugabe's live TV address where he failed to resign – video

Mugabe's live TV address where he failed to resign – video

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe defies his own Zanu-PF party by pledging on television to preside over the party's next congress in December, in an address which ended with him apologising for
'No unemployed' gaffe adds to budget pressure on Philip Hammond

'No unemployed' gaffe adds to budget pressure on Philip Hammond

Wednesday’s budget seen as make or break for chancellor who is already unpopular with pro-Brexit ToriesPhilip Hammond will face a fight for his political life at this week’s budget after he was
Trump lashes out at UCLA basketball players: 'I should have left them in jail'

Trump lashes out at UCLA basketball players: 'I should have left them in jail'

US president attacks father of one of three UCLA players arrested for shoplifting in China, after he questioned Trump’s role in resolving the matter Days after claiming credit for ensuring that three
Philip Hammond dismisses NHS chief's call for £4bn emergency cash injection

Philip Hammond dismisses NHS chief's call for £4bn emergency cash injection

The chancellor told the BBC that heads of public services always predict ‘Armageddon’ in the run-up to a budgetPhilip Hammond has dismissed calls from the head of the NHS for an emergency cash
Morning mail: Robert Mugabe refuses to resign

Morning mail: Robert Mugabe refuses to resign

Monday: Zimbabwean president stuns nation by failing to step down as expected. Plus: renewables could easily power 50% of grid, Finkel report saysGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you
Steve Mnuchin flattered by Bond villain comparison after photo goes viral

Steve Mnuchin flattered by Bond villain comparison after photo goes viral

US treasury secretary and former banker said he was surprised that photo of him and wife Louise Linton holding newly printed money became internet sensationAs Republicans push for legislation that