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Sergei Skripal initially did not believe Russia tried to kill him – book

Sergei Skripal initially did not believe Russia tried to kill him – book

Former spy only gradually came to realise he had been Kremlin target, says author The poisoned former spy Sergei Skripal was initially reluctant to believe the Russian government had tried to kill
Referendum only way to heal Brexit divisions, says top German politician

Referendum only way to heal Brexit divisions, says top German politician

Germany’s foreign affairs committee chairman, Norbert Röttgen, also hits out at Jeremy Hunt’s ‘disproportionate rhetoric’The UK will only be able to reach a collective reconciliation after the
FBI agent dodges killer hot tub but is shot by booby-trapped wheelchair

FBI agent dodges killer hot tub but is shot by booby-trapped wheelchair

Court documents describe visit to property in Oregon as ‘like scene from Indiana Jones movie’A man has been charged with assault on a federal officer after a FBI agent sent to a property in Oregon was
'I know you're not thinking': Trump mocks ABC reporter  – video

'I know you're not thinking': Trump mocks ABC reporter – video

US president Donald Trump tells reporter Cecilia Vega 'I know you're not thinking, you never do' during a tense exchange in the White House Rose Garden Continue reading...
No joke: horse gallops into a bar – video

No joke: horse gallops into a bar – video

A young horse escaped her racing stable in the town of Chantilly, north of Paris, and ran into the nearest bar.CCTV captured the animal running from one end to the other of the bar before making a
Deaths of high-profile Iraqi women spark fear of conservative backlash

Deaths of high-profile Iraqi women spark fear of conservative backlash

All four shared public presence and an ‘untraditional’ attitude many now regard as recklessEven to a country inured to violence, the images were shocking. A man on a motorbike pulled up next to a car
'No downside': New Zealand firm adopts four-day week after successful trial

'No downside': New Zealand firm adopts four-day week after successful trial

Perpetual Guardian says staff were more focused and productive after the experiment and better able to manage work-life balance The New Zealand company behind a landmark trial of a four-day working
Kavanaugh faced police questioning over 1985 bar brawl – report

Kavanaugh faced police questioning over 1985 bar brawl – report

Police report obtained by New York Times says future supreme court nominee threw ice at fellow patron after UB40 concertThe embattled supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police
Boy dies of polio in first fatal case in Papua New Guinea outbreak

Boy dies of polio in first fatal case in Papua New Guinea outbreak

Child has died in central Enga province, the WHO says, as the country battles the return of the diseaseA boy has died from polio in Papua New Guinea in the first fatal case since an outbreak of the
Indonesia tsunami: 34 bodies discovered inside church as desperation mounts – live

Indonesia tsunami: 34 bodies discovered inside church as desperation mounts – live

Reports of looting and growing chaos in the Sulawesi city four days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit 2.42am BST Anger is growing at the lack of aid and supplies reaching affected areas.
Cardi B charged after fight at a New York strip club

Cardi B charged after fight at a New York strip club

The platinum rapper was charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault as a result of the early Saturday brawlCardi B was given a summons on Monday for misdemeanor reckless endangerment
Flake says corroboration of 'sexual assault' would disqualify Kavanaugh

Flake says corroboration of 'sexual assault' would disqualify Kavanaugh

The FBI is investigating claims of sexual misconduct against the supreme court nominee and the Arizona senator said: ‘Any nominee who lies to the committee, that is disqualifying’The key Republican
Oklahoma man dies from bear mauling in Alaska

Oklahoma man dies from bear mauling in Alaska

Alaska state troopers say the bear and two cubs have been killedAuthorities say an Oklahoma man was fatally mauled by a bear and two cubs near a south-east Alaska mine.Alaska state troopers identified
Half of women 'will develop dementia or Parkinson's or have a stroke'

Half of women 'will develop dementia or Parkinson's or have a stroke'

Third of men and one in two women aged 45 are likely to go on to be diagnosed with one of the conditions, study saysOne in two women will develop dementia or Parkinson’s disease, or have a stroke, in
Cristiano Ronaldo accuser spells out rape claims in magazine

Cristiano Ronaldo accuser spells out rape claims in magazine

Kathryn Mayorga talks to German magazine about allegations that footballer raped her in 2009Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who alleges that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her, has revealed extensive details of
Banking inquiry: Labor gives regional users a chance to complain

Banking inquiry: Labor gives regional users a chance to complain

Bill Shorten says it’s not enough that the hearings ‘have been in just three capital cities’Labor is ramping up its campaign to have the banking royal commission extended, with a whirlwind series of
Children caught up in drugs gangs being failed by police, says Home Office report

Children caught up in drugs gangs being failed by police, says Home Office report

St Giles Trust raises concerns about information sharing over ‘county lines’ drugs rings Children exploited by gangs operating “county lines” drugs rings have been failed by police and agencies unable
Chinese warship sails within yards of US destroyer in 'unsafe' encounter

Chinese warship sails within yards of US destroyer in 'unsafe' encounter

Chinese ship approached the USS Decatur in the South China Sea and conducted ‘aggressive maneuvers’, a US official saidA Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer – forcing it to
Man jumped on tube track to save former Eurotunnel boss, 91

Man jumped on tube track to save former Eurotunnel boss, 91

Court hears how passerby Riyad El Hassani saved Sir Robert Malpas, who had been shoved off the platformCaptain of industry Sir Robert Malpas was rescued by a heroic passerby after he was pushed on to
Victoria's renewable energy boom set to create thousands of jobs

Victoria's renewable energy boom set to create thousands of jobs

Green Energy Markets predicts more than 6,000 annual jobs will be created but urges federal policy interventionThe renewable energy construction boom in Victoria is on track to create more than 6,000