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Channel drownings: UK and France trade accusations after tragedy at sea

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British and French leaders have traded accusations after at least 27 people died trying to cross the Channel in the deadliest incident since the current migration crisis began. In a phone call with Boris Johnson on We...

Wednesday briefing: Gove faces ‘chumocracy’ accusations

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Hello, Warren Murray with this morning’s messages. A Conservative party donor who supported Michael Gove’s Tory leadership bid won £164m in Covid contracts after the minister referred his firm to a “VIP lane” that aw...

Benjamin Mendy refused bail again over rape accusations

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The Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has again been refused bail ahead of his trial accused of raping two women and sexually assaulting a third. Mendy, 27, who has been in custody for the past seven weeks sin...

Former MasterChef contestant’s book pulled amid plagiarism accusations

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A cookbook by former MasterChef contestant and restaurant owner Elizabeth Haigh has been quietly pulled from circulation by its publisher after Haigh was accused of copying recipes by another author. Haigh’s Makan, a ...

‘Stop attacking our children’: Sparta Prague respond to racism accusations

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Sparta Prague have asked Rangers to help stop what they called “xenophobic attacks” on the children who booed Glen Kamara. The Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, has said the club are in the process of contacting Uefa a...

RNLI hits out at ‘migrant taxi service’ accusations

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has hit out at accusations it is operating a “migrant taxi service” by rescuing people at risk of dying in the water as they cross the Channel in small boats, which the c...

Tunisia president imposes curfew amid coup accusations

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Tunisian president Kais Saied has announced a month-long curfew as he appeared to tighten his grip on power in the North African country one day after he dismissed the prime minister. Tunisians will wake on Tuesday to...

Cleveland’s baseball team will be called Guardians after racism accusations

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Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change Friday with a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks, ending months of int...

Minister seeks to play down growing accusations of Tory sleaze

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Soon-to-be-published annual accounts will “tidy up” the controversy over the funding of the refurbishment of the prime minister’s Downing Street flat, according to a government minister. In an interview with Sky News,...

Law Society president to step down amid dishonesty accusations

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The president of the Law Society is stepping down from his role after being accused of dishonesty during a decade-long legal dispute that went to the high court. David Greene, the head of the professional body that re...