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Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights as British Airways halt continues

Lufthansa has resumed flights to Cairo after the German carrier joined British Airways in announcing a suspension.

Flights were cancelled on Saturday night, with the airlines issuing separate statements which cited security concerns.

BA said flights would be suspended for seven days ...

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Hunt the underdog gets some bite but remains bland compared with Boris

Jeremy Hunt is the underdog who discovered a bit of bite in the Tory leadership battle with runaway favourite Boris Johnson.

Team Boris was initially wrong-footed by the aggression of the Foreign Secretary’s “blue on blue” warfare, but in the latter stages Mr Hunt seemed ...

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Exit polls show Abe’s ruling bloc wins elections in Japan

Exit polls in Japan show Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is certain to secure the majority of 124 seats contested in upper house elections.

Japanese media released result projections shortly after polls closed at 8pm on Sunday.

Public broadcaster NHK says Mr ...

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Shelvey urges Newcastle fans to give Bruce a chance

Jonjo Shelvey has called on Newcastle fans to give new manager Steve Bruce a chance.

The appointment of Bruce in succession to the popular Rafael Benitez has not been greeted with universal approval on Tyneside.

Many supporters feel the choice is uninspiring and are also not ...

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Players make most of early starts with conditions set to deteriorate at The Open

Early starters on the final day of The Open at Royal Portrush made the most of the best of the weather as conditions began to turn a full three hours before the leaders teed off.

There were birdies to be had but even those taking advantage could only get to three under for their rounds at ...

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Blades break transfer record again to capture Mousset from Bournemouth

Sheffield United have paid an undisclosed club-record fee for Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset.

France Under-21 international Mousset has put pen to paper on a three-year contract after the two clubs agreed a reported fee of £10million.

“For the third time this summer, the ...

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Irish deputy PM warns no-deal Brexit will ‘devastate’ Northern Ireland economy

Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister has warned that a no-deal Brexit will “devastate” the Northern Irish economy.

Simon Coveney, who also serves as Irish Foreign Minister, said in a newspaper column that Dublin’s priority since the Brexit referendum has been maintaining ...

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YouTuber Emily Hartridge killed in e-scooter crash on way to fertility clinic

The partner of YouTuber Emily Hartridge, who died in an electric scooter crash in London, has said she was killed while making her way to a fertility clinic scan.

The pair had recently moved in together and were trying for a baby before Ms Hartridge, 35, was involved in a fatal collision ...

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1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

Portuguese authorities say 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires that have injured at least nine people.

Portugal’s Civil Protection Agency said that firefighters are combating flames that broke out Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 124 ...

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announces he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Chancellor Philip Hammond has become the second Cabinet minister to announce they will quit the Government if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Mr Hammond, who has been in Number 11 for three years, has been a vocal critic of a no-deal Brexit – something the Tory leadership ...

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announces he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Chancellor Philip Hammond has become the second Cabinet minister to announce they will quit the Government if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Mr Hammond, who has been in Number 11 for three years, has been a vocal critic of a no-deal Brexit – something the Tory leadership ...

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Injured Wood still hoping to play some part in Ashes

England fast bowler Mark Wood is hoping to recover from injury in time to make a late appearance in the Ashes against Australia.

The 29-year-old is expected to be out for between four and six weeks due to a side strain sustained during last Sunday’s World Cup final victory over New ...

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Hong Kong protesters call for inquiry into police tactics

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters have kicked off a march from a public park to call for an independent investigation into police tactics.

Marching in sweltering heat, protesters dressed in black walked behind a large banner reading “Independent Inquiry for Rule of ...

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How the rising political tensions in the Persian Gulf have unfolded

Jeremy Hunt said the actions of Iran raise “very serious questions” following the seizure of the Stena Impero tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

The Foreign Secretary told reporters that the House of Commons will be updated about further measures taken by the Government in a ...

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The key moments in Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt’s battle for Number 10

It was no surprise that the campaign for 10 Downing Street was teeming with talk of Brexit, but no one anticipated the rows to come of both international and domestic nature.

Here PA looks at the key moments in the extraordinary battle between Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson.

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Government ‘looking at series of options’ over tanker seized by Iran

The Government is looking at a “series of options” after Iranian forces seized a UK-flagged tanker amid escalating tensions in the Middle East.

Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood denied that the UK had taken its “eye off the ball” after the vessel was commandeered in ...

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Ukrainian leader seeks backing to fight corruption in vote

Ukrainians are voting in an early parliamentary election in which the new party of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is set to take the largest share of votes.

Polls ahead of Sunday’s balloting showed Mr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People party getting support from a little more ...

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Vice President Mike Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

Vice President Mike Pence has marked the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site.

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin accompanied Mr Pence to Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre and showed him the pad where he began that momentous journey 50 years ago. ...

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Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying Send her back

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally call for a US congresswoman to return to the country where she was born.

The Democratic politician spoke in New York for the first time since President Trump again criticised her and three other ...

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Nine dead after female suicide bomber targets hospital in Pakistan

A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting incident against police.

The complex assault, claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30.

Salim Riaz Khan, ...

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Suspected murder of man outside Edinburgh City FC’s social club

A murder investigation has been launched into the death of a man following a disturbance outside Edinburgh City FC’s social club.

The 49-year-old man was fatally injured during the incident in the early hours of Sunday morning and died in hospital.

Police Scotland are ...

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