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Alexander Pope designed Marble Hill garden, says historian

Alexander Pope designed Marble Hill garden, says historian

Manuscript note has linked the 18th century poet to one of lost gardens of Georgian EnglandTwo words in faded brown ink on the back of a translation of Homer’s Odyssey have linked the 18th century
Trump-McCain rift clear as president sends brief tweet and heads to play golf

Trump-McCain rift clear as president sends brief tweet and heads to play golf

No White House statement issued in hours after McCain’s deathTrump tweets familiar complaints and boasts about economyThe rift between Donald Trump and John McCain remained painfully evident on
Nicolás Maduro's plan for Venezuela adds bewilderment to despair

Nicolás Maduro's plan for Venezuela adds bewilderment to despair

Many Venezuelans fleeing abroad are adamant peaceful solution is no longer possibleDay after day the crowds flock to the Expresos Flamingo bus terminal in Caracas to begin checking out of their
Search for North Sea fishermen called off after bodies found

Search for North Sea fishermen called off after bodies found

Coastguard find bodies of two missing crew members near wreckage of sunken vesselThe search for two missing fishermen has been called off after the coastguard discovered their bodies.A crew of five
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in prison

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in prison

British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran has not been granted extension to three-day releaseNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed for spying in Iran, is back in prison after the
Germany mulls year of national service for young people and migrants

Germany mulls year of national service for young people and migrants

Proposal aimed at uniting Angela Merkel’s party criticised as populist by oppositionAngela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party is floating the idea of a new form of compulsory national
Second day of Pope Francis's visit to Ireland – in pictures

Second day of Pope Francis's visit to Ireland – in pictures

The pontiff visited Knock – famous for its shrine where the Virgin Mary was said to appear to villagers in an apparition in 1879 – followed by a papal mass at Phoenix Park in Dublin Continue
Chicago fire: at least eight dead including six children, officials say

Chicago fire: at least eight dead including six children, officials say

Two others critical in hospital after firefighters called at about 4am to a house fire in the Little Village neighborhoodOfficials said eight people including six children were killed in a fire in a
North Korean newspaper condemns 'double-dealing' US after Pompeo trip called off

North Korean newspaper condemns 'double-dealing' US after Pompeo trip called off

State-owned Rodong Sinmun claims cancellation ‘prove that the US is hatching a criminal plot to unleash war on DRPK’North Korea’s state-controlled newspaper on Sunday accused the US of
Pope Francis failed to act on US abuse claims, says former Vatican envoy

Pope Francis failed to act on US abuse claims, says former Vatican envoy

Retired diplomat urges pope to resign over allegations against former archbishopA retired Vatican diplomat has called on Pope Francis to resign, claiming he was aware of abuse allegations against a
Homeless former paratrooper completes year of hiking UK coast

Homeless former paratrooper completes year of hiking UK coast

Chris Lewis from south Wales hopes to raise £100,000 for armed forces charity SsafaA former British paratrooper who set off on a mission to walk around the coast of the UK with just £10 in his pocket
Pope Francis calls for justice for abuse victims in Knock speech – video

Pope Francis calls for justice for abuse victims in Knock speech – video

Speaking at the Marian shrine in Ireland, the pope begs for forgiveness 'for these sins and for the scandal and betrayal felt by so many others in God's family' in a speech in front of tens of
Hawaii's daredevil surfers grab their boards to ride hurricane's epic waves

Hawaii's daredevil surfers grab their boards to ride hurricane's epic waves

As Hurricane Lane pummelled the Hawaiian islands this week, surfers headed out into the swell, despite official warnings As Hurricane Lane approached the Hawaiian islands this week, residents made
UK Somali teenagers taken 'on holiday' and forced into marriage

UK Somali teenagers taken 'on holiday' and forced into marriage

Figures show 100% year-on-year rise in forced marriages involving Somali childrenBritish Somali teenagers are being taken back to their parents’ homeland under the pretence of a holiday and then kept
John McCain opened Pandora’s box – Sarah Palin came out, but Trump was hiding behind her

John McCain opened Pandora’s box – Sarah Palin came out, but Trump was hiding behind her

The senator regretted his choice of running mate. In 2008, no one could have imagined what it would meanMuch has been said about the contrast between the late John McCain – war veteran, bipartisan
UK weather: sunny spells forecast after wet bank holiday weekend

UK weather: sunny spells forecast after wet bank holiday weekend

Highs of 21C are expected after a bright start to MondayWarmer temperatures and sunny spells are forecast for Monday after heavy rain dampened the bank holiday weekend across much of the UK on
China's top ride-hailing firm suspends carpool service after woman is killed

China's top ride-hailing firm suspends carpool service after woman is killed

Didi Chuxing stops Hitch service after police detain driver over passenger’s rape and murderChina’s largest ride-hailing firm is suspending its Hitch services nationwide a day after police said a
Electric cars exceed 1m in Europe as sales soar by more than 40%

Electric cars exceed 1m in Europe as sales soar by more than 40%

Milestone reached nearly a year after China but ahead of the USThere are now more than a million electric cars in Europe after sales soared by more than 40% in the first half of the year, new figures
Have people inspected at Irish border after Brexit, says Rees-Mogg

Have people inspected at Irish border after Brexit, says Rees-Mogg

Critics deride suggestion of return to arrangements ‘as we had during the Troubles’Jacob Rees-Mogg has sparked a fresh row about the status of the Irish border after Brexit after a video emerged in
Pope Francis greets crowds in Knock, Ireland – video

Pope Francis greets crowds in Knock, Ireland – video

Pope Francis arrived in western Ireland on Sunday, where he visited the holy shrine at Knock in County Mayo. A group of local schoolchildren, the archbishop of Tuam, Michael Neary, and the rural