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Police cuts hit London harder than other parts of UK, says Sadiq Khan

Police cuts hit London harder than other parts of UK, says Sadiq Khan

Mayor calls for extra funds and claims there are now 3.3 officers per 1,000 LondonersLondon was hit harder than any other part of the country by years of Conservative cuts to its police force, Sadiq
Revenge porn victims must be given anonymity, Labour says

Revenge porn victims must be given anonymity, Labour says

Opposition to urge government to add safeguard to its bill to combat upskirtingThe victims of revenge porn must be given anonymity like victims of other sexual offences, Labour will argue as the
Canada's largest national park risks losing world heritage status

Canada's largest national park risks losing world heritage status

Wood Buffalo national park also faces danger from oil and gas development and hydroelectric projects, government report saysThe world’s second-largest national park is under threat from a destructive
Toronto cannot take any more asylum seekers, mayor warns

Toronto cannot take any more asylum seekers, mayor warns

John Tory calls for help from rest of Canada‘We have exhausted available sites, resources and personnel’Canada’s biggest city is unable to accommodate any more asylum seekers, Toronto’s mayor has
SFO to prosecute Monaco-based Unaoil on corruption charges

SFO to prosecute Monaco-based Unaoil on corruption charges

Charges relate to alleged corrupt payments to secure Iraq-based contracts for firmsThe Serious Fraud Office is to prosecute an oil company following a two-year criminal investigation into alleged
PSNI deputy chief constable to head Ireland's police force

PSNI deputy chief constable to head Ireland's police force

Appointment of Drew Harris considered a dividend of Good Friday agreementThe deputy chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland has been appointed to run the Republic’s police force in
Prince William asked to deliver ‘message of peace’ to Palestinian leader

Prince William asked to deliver ‘message of peace’ to Palestinian leader

Israeli PM seeks to use Duke of Cambridge as peace envoy during Jerusalem tripIsrael’s president, Reuven Rivlin, has sought to recruit the Duke of Cambridge as a peace envoy before the prince’s
Seventeen states sue Trump administration over family separations

Seventeen states sue Trump administration over family separations

States including New York, California and Washington filed lawsuits accusing government of denying people their rightsSeventeen US states led by Democratic attorney generals are suing the Trump
OBike customers say deposit refund button on app now deleted

OBike customers say deposit refund button on app now deleted

Hundreds of customers in Australia and Singapore say company refuses to refund deposits and is uncontactableThe bike sharing company oBike has faced new criticism after users said the latest app
I grew up with a mother behind bars. But her innocence wasn’t the only lie I was sold | Fernanda Dahlstrom

I grew up with a mother behind bars. But her innocence wasn’t the only lie I was sold | Fernanda Dahlstrom

Australia has become a country defined by its love of locking people up and we see the most vulnerable in our society as a threat In a lecture hall at the University of Queensland, a woman in
Tiny bird threatens one of Canada's biggest music festivals

Tiny bird threatens one of Canada's biggest music festivals

The killdeer, a protected bird that weighs less than five ounces, laid eggs in area where the main stage will be for Ottawa’s BluesfestA diminutive bird known for its shrill, high pitched call is
Death sentence quashed for teenager who killed rapist husband in Sudan

Death sentence quashed for teenager who killed rapist husband in Sudan

After international outcry, appeal court found Noura Hussein guilty of manslaughter and handed down a five-year sentenceA young Sudanese woman facing execution for killing her husband as he tried to
Dutch senators vote for partial ban on burqa in public places

Dutch senators vote for partial ban on burqa in public places

MPs in the Netherlands back bill by 44 to 31 votes in final hurdle before it becomes lawDutch senators have overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban the burqa from some public places including schools
EU hearing puts Poland in dock over judicial changes

EU hearing puts Poland in dock over judicial changes

Case is first time EU member state has been subject to hearing over strength of its democratic institutions Poland has been put in the dock by its fellow EU member states in an unprecedented hearing
Reality Winner pleads guilty to leaking classified report to news outlet

Reality Winner pleads guilty to leaking classified report to news outlet

Ex-Air Force linguist entered plea in Georgia, a year after she was arrested and the Intercept said it had an NSA reportA woman accused of leaking US secrets to a news outlet pleaded guilty Tuesday in
European parliament 'won't pay for offshore migrant camps'

European parliament 'won't pay for offshore migrant camps'

Labour MEP Claude Moraes says body would not back ‘extreme’ move as migration crisis loomsA senior European politician has warned that MEPs would seek to block any use of EU funds for offshore migrant
Trump hails 'tremendous victory' after supreme court upholds travel ban

Trump hails 'tremendous victory' after supreme court upholds travel ban

White House says court ‘upheld authority’ after justices rule 5-4 ban was within president’s power to craft national security policyThe US supreme court has upheld Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting
May's plan to stay in single market 'will be blocked by French and Germans'

May's plan to stay in single market 'will be blocked by French and Germans'

Madrid’s foreign minister says there will be no deal for goods access without free movementTheresa May’s plan to protect British industry by keeping the UK in a single market for goods without
Macron meets Pope Francis for twice as long as Trump

Macron meets Pope Francis for twice as long as Trump

Hour of talks with pontiff puts French president’s religious views in spotlightThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, was granted an unusually long meeting with Pope Francis in which they discussed
America's famed Route 66 put on list of 11 endangered historic places

America's famed Route 66 put on list of 11 endangered historic places

To ensure special protection for famous highway, Congress and the president would have to declare it a national historic trailBelieve it or not, there is a way for Donald Trump to unite the country –