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Battersea stabbing victim had sung on Britain's Got Talent

Battersea stabbing victim had sung on Britain's Got Talent

Man charged with murder of Simonne Kerr, 31, who sang in NHS choir on television show A woman found stabbed to death in her London home was a nurse who had performed in a choir on Britain’s Got Talent
Tesla's stock falls sharply after Elon Musk reveals 'excruciating' year

Tesla's stock falls sharply after Elon Musk reveals 'excruciating' year

Musk says he has endured ‘the most difficult and painful’ time in emotional interview as confession wipes billions off Tesla valueElon Musk has said the past year of his professional life has been
Indian state launches breastfeeding drive in bid to cut infant deaths

Indian state launches breastfeeding drive in bid to cut infant deaths

Rajasthan moves to tackle above average infant mortality rate by promoting natural feeding in first hour of lifeThe Rajasthan government has launched a campaign to promote breastfeeding, particularly
Malaysia scraps 'fake news' law used to stifle free speech

Malaysia scraps 'fake news' law used to stifle free speech

Critics say legislation was deployed during Najib Razak’s time in office to silence criticism Malaysia has repealed its “fake news” law, the first country in the world to roll back such
Politicising the Genoa tragedy is just the latest Europhobic ruse | Natalie Nougayrède

Politicising the Genoa tragedy is just the latest Europhobic ruse | Natalie Nougayrède

Europe has successfully faced down its sceptics before. It will do so againAfter the Genoa bridge collapse left dozens dead, Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, lashed out at the
How TripAdvisor changed travel

How TripAdvisor changed travel

The world’s biggest travel site has turned the industry upside down – but now it is struggling to deal with the same kinds of problems that are vexing other tech giants like Facebook, Google and
Fylingdales radar station 'golf balls' criticised – archive, 17 Aug 1962

Fylingdales radar station 'golf balls' criticised – archive, 17 Aug 1962

17 August 1962: The radomes are ‘the ugliest things on the North Yorkshire Moors’Visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park can see the shape of things to come now that the first of the
'McCarthy-era tactics':  ex-spy chiefs round on Trump in Brennan row

'McCarthy-era tactics': ex-spy chiefs round on Trump in Brennan row

Admiral who oversaw Osama bin Laden raid says he would be honoured to have his security clearance removed like John Brennan’s More than a dozen senior intelligence officials, including the retired
Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games 'clean-up'

Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games 'clean-up'

Amnesty says more than 30 killings directly linked to street crime crackdownPolice in Jakarta have killed dozens of people as part of an escalating crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the Asian
EU urged to step in after Romania protests led to violence

EU urged to step in after Romania protests led to violence

European commission called on to defend rule of law in wake of injuries at protestsEU authorities are facing calls to defend the rule of law in Romania, a week after more than 400 people were injured
Italy's crumbling infrastructure under scrutiny after bridge collapse

Italy's crumbling infrastructure under scrutiny after bridge collapse

Construction boom of 1960s led to mafia involvement and use of cheap materials to boost profitsThe collapse of a bridge in Genoa on Tuesday, which killed 39 people, is the latest symptom of Italy’s
Turnbull loyalists call out colleagues for 'hyperventilating' over energy policy

Turnbull loyalists call out colleagues for 'hyperventilating' over energy policy

Christopher Pyne sounds warning shot to conservatives as Peter Dutton declines to publicly support the NegMalcolm Turnbull’s lieutenants have rallied around his leadership as the energy debate
Google staff protest against plan for censored Chinese search engine

Google staff protest against plan for censored Chinese search engine

More than 1,000 employees sign letter calling on executives to review ethics and transparencyMore than 1,000 Google employees have signed a letter protesting against the company’s secretive plan to

James Rickeston: Cambodia trial of Australian director begins – video

The trial of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has begun in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. The 69-year-old has been in held in pre-trial detention for alleged spying allegations. Acclaimed
The singer's singer: musicians pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

The singer's singer: musicians pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

Elton John, Cher, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and other stars pour admiration, respect and love on ‘icon of all icons’Musicians around the world have made emotional tributes to Aretha Franklin, the
Trump blames 'politicians who run DC (poorly)' after military parade cancelled

Trump blames 'politicians who run DC (poorly)' after military parade cancelled

Washington mayor hits back at Trump’s reprimand after reports emerged that planned parade could have cost $92m The military parade Donald Trump ordered up for Veterans Day will not happen in 2018, the
Kerala floods: death toll reaches 164 in worst monsoon in nearly a century

Kerala floods: death toll reaches 164 in worst monsoon in nearly a century

‘Extremely grave’ situation in southern Indian state as more than 150,000 people displaced from their homesThe death toll from floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala has jumped to 164 and could
China is 'rapidly' expanding bomber training, probably for US strikes – Pentagon

China is 'rapidly' expanding bomber training, probably for US strikes – Pentagon

Report finds spending on defence by Beijing exceeded $190bn in 2017 as China seeks to expand its global influenceChina’s military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while “likely
Australian boy who hacked into Apple network admired the group, court told

Australian boy who hacked into Apple network admired the group, court told

Company says no data compromised by 16-year-old although court hears he stored information’ in a folder called ‘hacky hack hack’A 16-year-old boy hacked into Apple’s mainframe, downloaded internal
England and Wales see fewest prosecutions since records began

England and Wales see fewest prosecutions since records began

ONS figures also show an overall increase in recorded crime to 5.5m offencesThe number of prosecutions in England and Wales has reached a record low despite an increase in recorded crime overall,