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Hong Kong leader defends election after single opposition figure makes it to 1,500-strong committee

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Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has defended the weekend’s election of a powerful committee to appoint senior leaders, after just one non-establishment candidate was elected among the 1,500 positions. Under a...

R Kelly: prosecutors rest case after dozens testify in sex trafficking trial

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Prosecutors at the R Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case on Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month, detailing the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail. S ...

Labour’s Dan Jarvis to step down as mayor of South Yorkshire after first term

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Dan Jarvis, who has spent the last three years as a Labour MP and the mayor of South Yorkshire, will not seek another term in the latter job, he has announced, saying he had never planned to carry out the dual role in...

Father sues Michigan school after teacher cuts daughter’s hair without permission

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A father in Michigan filed a $1m lawsuit against staff at his daughter’s school after the seven-year old biracial girl’s hair was cut without her parents’ permission. The lawsuit filed on 14 September in federal court...

‘Climate crisis on our shores’: Mediterranean countries sign deal after summer of fires

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With the catastrophic effects of this summer’s unprecedented wildfires still being counted, leaders from around the Mediterranean – the European region most at risk from climate breakdown – have vowed to intensify the...

Gabby Petito: Florida police search for fiance after remains found

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Police in Florida are searching for the missing fiance of Gabby Petito, whose body appears to have been found in a wilderness camping area in Wyoming. The disappearance of Petito, 22, during a four-month cross-country...

Victoria set to shut down construction for two weeks after anti-vaccine mandate protest

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The Victorian government is set to announce a two-week shutdown of the construction industry after a protest against mandatory vaccines for workers in the sector became violent. The closure across metropolitan Melbour...

Johnson defends trade secretary after climate crisis denial tweets

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Boris Johnson has acknowledged that he has altered his views about the climate crisis over recent years, sê, “the facts change and people change their minds”. As he travelled to the US in a bid to accelerate progr...

Violinist Nigel Kennedy cancels concert after Classic FM stops Hendrix tribute

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Violinist Nigel Kennedy has pulled out of a concert at the Royal Albert Hall with only days to go after accusing the radio station Classic FM of preventing him from performing a Jimi Hendrix tribute. Kennedy said the ...

‘We felt fooled’: France still furious after Australia scraps $90bn submarine deal

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French anger at the Morrison government’s decision to scrap its $90bn submarine program with France continues to boil over, with the country’s recalled ambassador saying it felt “fooled” by the announcement. Jean-Pier...

European roundup: Icardi scores late PSG winner after Messi substituted

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A late Mauro Icardi strike earned Paris Saint-Germain a last-gasp 2-1 home victory against Lyon, with Lionel Messi making limited impact on his Parc des Princes debut. Icardi headed home from Kylian Mbappé’s cross fou...

Vigil episode five recap – back to its best after being all at sea

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Spoiler alert: this blog is for those watching Vigil on BBC One. Don’t read on unless you have watched episode five. Action stations at sea and on land: the soggy-bottomed thriller dived towards its denouement with th...

Noble and Moyes share the blame after West Ham throw point away

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Something about it just felt wrong. Brave and heroic and wrong. Suspenseful and theatrical and wrong. This isn’t simply hindsight talking: the introduction of Mark Noble deep into injury time at the London Stadium, fo...

Spanish Canary Island volcano erupts after weeks of earthquakes

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A volcano has erupted on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma after a week of building seismic activity. A huge column of smoke rose up after the eruption at 3.15 pm local time (14:15 GMT) in the Cumbre Vieja nationa...

Afghan women stage protest in Kabul after Taliban crack down on women’s rights – video report

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More than a dozen women staged a protest in Kabul on Sunday, holding up signs calling for the participation of women in public life. The protest came as female government employees in Kabul were told to stay home, wit...

Chris Cairns faces ‘long road to recovery’ after spinal stroke and heart surgery

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Chris Cairns has said he faces a “long road to recovery” after suffering a spinal stroke following emergency heart surgery last month. The former New Zealand cricketer posted a video on Twitter on Sunday with an updat...

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