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Home Office faces legal challenge over UK child citizenship fees

Home Office faces legal challenge over UK child citizenship fees

Campaigners say ‘shameless profiteering’ over charges forces families into destitutionThe Home Office faces a legal challenge over the fees it charges for registering a child as a British citizen,
Israel: Hamas created fake dating apps to hack soldiers' phones

Israel: Hamas created fake dating apps to hack soldiers' phones

Up to 100 soldiers said to have downloaded malware, which included World Cup aidIsrael has accused its enemy Hamas of building fake dating apps to woo soldiers into downloading malicious software on
Trump makes unfounded claim that Obama gave citizenship to 2,500 Iranians

Trump makes unfounded claim that Obama gave citizenship to 2,500 Iranians

President cites no evidence for allegation, first made by hardline cleric and circulated by agency linked to Revolutionary GuardDonald Trump has tweeted an unsubstantiated claim from an hardline
US and Russian officials hold 'frank' talks before Trump-Putin summit

US and Russian officials hold 'frank' talks before Trump-Putin summit

Participants confirmed they discussed interference in the US elections but declined to go into details: ‘We got into it’A delegation of US lawmakers has met top Russian officials and lawmakers to
Why school trips to abattoirs are essential

Why school trips to abattoirs are essential

Countryfile presenter Tom Heap is right to call for school visits to slaughterhouses. It is time children learned the truth about food productionIf the slaughterhouses had glass walls, would anyone
Mediterranean: more than 200 migrants drown in three days

Mediterranean: more than 200 migrants drown in three days

Death toll for 2018 exceeds 1,000, sparking concerns over Italian and Libyan crackdownMore than 200 migrants have drowned at sea in the Mediterranean in the past three days, taking the death toll for
So long, suckers! Japan mourns killing of World Cup psychic octopus

So long, suckers! Japan mourns killing of World Cup psychic octopus

Rabio the oracle cephalopod’s demise, who predicted three results, blamed for Japan’s exitDespite correctly predicting the results of Japan’s first three World Cup group matches in Russia, Rabio the
South Carolina police object to high-school reading list

South Carolina police object to high-school reading list

Union says depictions of brutality in The Hate U Give and All American Boys promote distrust of police and ‘we’ve got to put a stop to that’A police union in South Carolina has challenged the
Glencore hit with US subpoena over alleged money laundering

Glencore hit with US subpoena over alleged money laundering

Shares in world’s biggest mining firm fall as it faces potential investigationGlencore, the world’s biggest mining company, faces a potential investigation by US authorities for alleged money
Colombian ambassador complains about Sun's 'GO KANE!' front page

Colombian ambassador complains about Sun's 'GO KANE!' front page

Headline refers to country’s links to drug trade before World Cup match against EnglandColombia’s ambassador to the UK has complained after the Sun published a front page that referenced the country’s
Pregnant teens and expectant fathers barred from school in Burundi

Pregnant teens and expectant fathers barred from school in Burundi

Campaigners warn that ban violates human rights and say it is unclear how schools will identify boys for exclusion Campaigners have condemned a ban that will prevent pregnant teenage girls and young
Monsoon rains may force Thai cave rescue attempt this week

Monsoon rains may force Thai cave rescue attempt this week

Rescue of boys may have to take place before downpours in next few days, says ministerDivers may attempt to free trapped football team this week – liveThai authorities are racing against the clock to
Matteo Salvini backed by politician 'with links to mafia'

Matteo Salvini backed by politician 'with links to mafia'

Interior minister won senate seat with backing of Giuseppe Scopelliti, who is accused of having ties to ‘NdranghetaMatteo Salvini’s electoral victory in the southern region of Calabria during the
Larissa Beilby's father says her death hit him 'like a sledgehammer'

Larissa Beilby's father says her death hit him 'like a sledgehammer'

Father of schoolgirl allegedly murdered by Zlatko Sikorsky and found in barrel says he is ‘still processing’ what happenedThe father of the murdered 16-year-old schoolgirl Larissa Beilby says her
Doubts raised over Merkel compromise on border controls

Doubts raised over Merkel compromise on border controls

Junior partner in coalition has previously objected to plan, and Austria may retaliateA plan for a new border regime in southern Germany, struck on Monday night by Angela Merkel and her hardline
Indonesia rushes to rescue 140 after ferry sinks

Indonesia rushes to rescue 140 after ferry sinks

At least four dead as vessel sinks off coast of Sulawesi islandAuthorities in Indonesia were scrambling on Tuesday to rescue about 140 passengers from a ferry that sank off the coast of Sulawesi
'All humanity has left the area': paying for Tesla's Gigafactory

'All humanity has left the area': paying for Tesla's Gigafactory

Tesla’s battery factory brought high-paid tech jobs to Nevada – but is soaking up huge tax breaks that critics say have seriously depleted public servicesWhen Nevada enticed Tesla to set up a
Healthcare worker arrested over deaths of eight babies at Cheshire neonatal unit

Healthcare worker arrested over deaths of eight babies at Cheshire neonatal unit

Woman also suspected of attempting to kill six more at Countess of Chester hospitalA healthcare worker is being questioned on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to kill a further six,
Former Malaysian leader Najib arrested in $4.5bn graft probe

Former Malaysian leader Najib arrested in $4.5bn graft probe

The investigation focuses on how the money went missing from the state 1MDB fundThe former Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, was arrested on Tuesday, amid an investigation into how billions of
UK immigration authorities separating children from parents

UK immigration authorities separating children from parents

Scores of children – and possibly hundreds – are separated from a parent or carer in the UK every year The British government is separating children from parents who have been taken into immigration