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Elvis Costello reveals cancer diagnosis as he cancels tour dates

Elvis Costello reveals cancer diagnosis as he cancels tour dates

‘Small but very aggressive’ cancer has been operated on, but recovery forces songwriter to pull out of tourElvis Costello has revealed he was recently diagnosed with “a small but very aggressive
Trudeau: I apologised to reporter behind groping claim

Trudeau: I apologised to reporter behind groping claim

Canadian PM ‘very confident’ he did not act inappropriately at music festival in 2000The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has for the first time publicly acknowledged that he apologised in
Outcry as Trump restricts funding for sex-trafficking survivors

Outcry as Trump restricts funding for sex-trafficking survivors

Lawyers and politicians urge rethink over decision to cut legal support services, which they say will deny survivors chance to clear criminal recordsEarlier this year, Amy, a sex-trafficking survivor
'We'll bring the kids home': footage emerges of Thai rescue diver who died – video

'We'll bring the kids home': footage emerges of Thai rescue diver who died – video

Saman Kunan died during the Tham Luang Nang Non rescue effort when he ran out of oxygen while moving air tanks into the cave where 12 boys and their football coach have been strandedFormer Thai navy
Zlatko Sikorsky charged with attempted murder of another woman

Zlatko Sikorsky charged with attempted murder of another woman

Sikorsky is accused of murdering Brisbane teenager Larissa Beilby and leaving her body in a barrelThe man accused of murdering 16-year-old Brisbane girl Larissa Beilby and leaving her body in a barrel
Father who murdered his two children in Sydney named as John Edwards

Father who murdered his two children in Sydney named as John Edwards

Shooting of boy, 15, and girl, 13, in West Pennant Hills was premeditated, detective says after 68-year-old found deadThe 68-year-old father who shot dead his two teenage children in Sydney on
Thailand cave rescue: no attempt to get boys out tonight, says governor – live

Thailand cave rescue: no attempt to get boys out tonight, says governor – live

Official says even if rains start overnight, the football team ‘cannot dive at this time’ Full report: Falling oxygen levels add to risks of delays 7.03pm BST The South East Asia correspondent for the

Whale charms locals in Wellington harbour – video

A southern right whale has made a rare appearance in New Zealand's Wellington harbour.Local media reported it was the first time in eight years that this species of whale has been spotted in New
Japan executes sarin gas attack cult leader Shoko Asahara and six members - reports

Japan executes sarin gas attack cult leader Shoko Asahara and six members - reports

Aum Shinrikyo’s sarin nerve attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 killed 13 people and caused illness among thousands of others.The former leader of the doomsday cult that carried out a fatal gas attack
Medical student killed himself after private WhatsApp messages shared by friends

Medical student killed himself after private WhatsApp messages shared by friends

Aspiring doctor found dead at home following exclusion by Swansea University – inquest A medical student killed himself after friends from his university rugby team shared WhatsApp messages he sent
Labor veteran Jenny Macklin retires from federal politics

Labor veteran Jenny Macklin retires from federal politics

Former minister who has held the seat of Jagajaga for 22 years says ‘It’s time’The former Rudd and Gillard government minister Jenny Macklin has announced she is retiring from federal politics.The
The ethics scandals that eventually forced Scott Pruitt to resign

The ethics scandals that eventually forced Scott Pruitt to resign

Pruitt was accused of a litany of corrupt practices, any one of which would have ended the career of an ordinary politicianAfter months of scandals, investigations and public protest, Scott Pruitt has
Scott Pruitt, Trump's embattled EPA chief, resigns amid ethics scandals

Scott Pruitt, Trump's embattled EPA chief, resigns amid ethics scandals

Donald Trump announces Pruitt’s departure on Twitter and praises him for doing an ‘outstanding job’The biggest Trump resignations and firings – so farScott Pruitt, the hugely controversial
'He died a hero': Canadian man mauled by polar bear while protecting his family

'He died a hero': Canadian man mauled by polar bear while protecting his family

Father said to have put himself between the bear and his three children after the animal charged one at a fishing and hunting spotA father in the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut is being hailed
Mexico: 19 killed and dozens injured in fireworks explosions

Mexico: 19 killed and dozens injured in fireworks explosions

Explosions occurred in Tultepec, where 42 died in a 2016 fireworks blast, leaving many angry over the repeated disastersNineteen people have been killed and at least 40 injured in a string of
White House hires ex-Fox News executive accused of cover-ups

White House hires ex-Fox News executive accused of cover-ups

Bill Shine, who allegedly sought to suppress reports against Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, is new deputy communications chiefFormer Fox News co-president Bill Shine has been appointed as the White
CCTV footage shows novichok victim day before attack – video report

CCTV footage shows novichok victim day before attack – video report

CCTV footage has emerged of Dawn Sturgess shopping a day before she and Charlie Rowley were rushed to hospital after collapsing at their home in Amesbury. Tests revealed that the couple, both in
Ireland to vote over constitution clause on women's role in the home

Ireland to vote over constitution clause on women's role in the home

Referendum to remove ‘outdated’ clause encouraging mothers to choose domestic duties over paid employment to be held by NovemberIreland will hold a referendum to remove a clause in the constitution
Thailand: at least 33 dead after Phuket tourist boat capsizes

Thailand: at least 33 dead after Phuket tourist boat capsizes

Search for 23 people still missing will resume on Saturday morning, say officialsThirty-three people have died and a further 23 are still missing in waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket after a
Moscow using UK as dumping ground for poison, says Sajid Javid

Moscow using UK as dumping ground for poison, says Sajid Javid

Home secretary says Russia must explain what has gone on after latest novichok poisoningsBritain will consult its allies about a possible response to Russia over the latest poisonings in Wiltshire as