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Redcar man given life for smothering partner had killed before

Redcar man given life for smothering partner had killed before

Paul Plunkett, 62, sentenced to a minimum of 23 years after killing Barbara Davison last yearA man who has been given a life sentence for smothering his partner after a row had previously killed a
Neo-Nazi coast guard officer accused of domestic terror plot denied bail

Neo-Nazi coast guard officer accused of domestic terror plot denied bail

Government says Christopher Hasson was plotting ‘to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country’A federal judge on Thursday denied bail for lieutenant Christopher Hasson, a
R Kelly: two more women accuse singer of sexual abuse

R Kelly: two more women accuse singer of sexual abuse

Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington said they were teenagers when Kelly brought them back to his hotel after a concertTwo additional women have come forward to accuse musician R Kelly of sexual
Sydney Opal Tower report finds multiple design and construction faults

Sydney Opal Tower report finds multiple design and construction faults

Report says horizontal support beams were of inferior strength and not compliant with national standardsAn independent report has found multiple design and construction faults led to damage at western
Grand Canyon tourists possibly exposed to radiation at museum, whistleblower says

Grand Canyon tourists possibly exposed to radiation at museum, whistleblower says

Park safety director alleges buckets of uranium sat near exhibit for almost 20 years, but interior department says there’s no riskFor almost 20 years, workers and visiting school children at a Grand
No-deal Brexit 'could disrupt London commuter trains'

No-deal Brexit 'could disrupt London commuter trains'

Buildup of freight at Channel tunnel might affect services into capital, operator warnsRail passengers commuting into London could have services disrupted by freight trains if a no-deal Brexit causes
Michael Jackson estate suing HBO for $100m over tell-all documentary

Michael Jackson estate suing HBO for $100m over tell-all documentary

The singer’s estate is claiming the network is breaching a 1992 non-disparagement contract by airing a two-part documentary alleging sexual abuse against children Michael Jackson’s estate is suing HBO
Theresa May faces ministerial revolt over no-deal Brexit

Theresa May faces ministerial revolt over no-deal Brexit

Up to 25 government members could vote for delay rather than allow UK to crash out Theresa May is facing the most serious cabinet revolt of her premiership next week, with as many as 25 members of the
Jamaican high commissioner calls for halt to deportations from UK

Jamaican high commissioner calls for halt to deportations from UK

Top diplomat hosts emotional meeting of relatives of those deported this monthThe Jamaican high commissioner has called for a suspension of deportations to Jamaica until the Home Office has published
Maduro orders closure of Venezuelan border with Brazil

Maduro orders closure of Venezuelan border with Brazil

Move comes days before opposition leaders planned to bring in foreign aidVenezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has ordered the vast border with Brazil to be closed, just days before opposition
Jussie Smollett 'took advantage of the pain and anger of racism', say Chicago police – video

Jussie Smollett 'took advantage of the pain and anger of racism', say Chicago police – video

The actor, who handed himself in on Thursday morning, claimed he had been attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs because he was ‘dissatisfied with his salary’ on
The Guardian view on Britain and China: it’s complicated | Editorial

The Guardian view on Britain and China: it’s complicated | Editorial

Beijing’s might and ambitions, and the approach of Brexit, make the path ahead more difficult. It’s time for careful thoughtA few years ago, George Osborne announced that Britain’s relations with
What is the truth about Shamima Begum's citizenship status?

What is the truth about Shamima Begum's citizenship status?

Experts split over whether Sajid Javid’s move to revoke her UK citizenship is legalAccording to the UK government, she is no longer a British citizen. The Home Office wrote to Begum’s parents on 19
Peter Tork, bassist for the Monkees, dies aged 77

Peter Tork, bassist for the Monkees, dies aged 77

Accomplished folk musician and teen star helped move the guitar-pop band beyond their manufactured imagePeter Tork, the bassist for the Monkees, has died aged 77.Tork, who also sang on a number of the
Labor will allow bank victims to reopen cases and lift claims cap to $2m

Labor will allow bank victims to reopen cases and lift claims cap to $2m

Opposition keeps pressure on Coalition over banking reform but is set to make concessions to mortgage broking industryLabor will create a new compensation scheme allowing some victims of banking
Kenya to rule on gay rights as African neighbours look on

Kenya to rule on gay rights as African neighbours look on

Decision has implications for rest of continent, where LGBT people face widespread discrimination Judges in Kenya’s high court will decide on Friday whether to repeal laws criminalising homosexuality,
Woman dies after eating at Michelin-starred restaurant

Woman dies after eating at Michelin-starred restaurant

Spanish authorities say 28 others suffered food poisoning after dining at Riff in ValenciaOne woman has died and 28 people have suffered food poisoning after eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant in
Shamima Begum's family hope to bring her baby to UK

Shamima Begum's family hope to bring her baby to UK

Family of 19-year-old write to Sajid Javid asking for help in bringing newborn son to BritainThe family of Shamima Begum are exploring legal and practical options to bring her baby son to the UK
Germany paying pensions to Nazi collaborators in UK and Belgium

Germany paying pensions to Nazi collaborators in UK and Belgium

Belgian parliament asks Berlin to stop payments to non-Germans who pledged allegiance to HitlerNearly 75 years after the second world war, Germany is still paying monthly pensions to collaborators of
North Carolina to hold new congressional election after tampering claims – live

North Carolina to hold new congressional election after tampering claims – live

Governor hails state board’s decision after Republican Mark Harris says he believes new vote should be calledSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 12.22am GMT Yesterday, Fox News