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Australian jury deadlocked on alleged killer driver

A jury in Australia is deadlocked over whether a man is mentally fit to stand trial on charges that he murdered six people by driving a car through a crowd of people in Melbourne, the country’s second largest city.

The Victoria state Supreme Court jury had heard conflicting ...

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Airbus’ warning over UK future is a ‘wake-up call’ for Brexit negotiations

A warning from aerospace firm Airbus that it could pull out of the UK with the loss of thousands of jobs in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit should serve as a “wake-up” call, politicians have said.

The company, which employs 14,000 people at 25 sites across ...

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Poll shows support for second EU referendum

Almost half of voters want a second referendum on Brexit, according to a new poll released on the eve of the second anniversary of the historic vote to leave the EU.

And the survey for ITV1’s Good Morning Britain suggested that a fresh poll would produce  a very different ...

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New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese and plans to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl.

Ms Ardern, 37, on Thursday became just the second elected world leader to give birth ...

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Cleric behind attacks including Jakarta Starbucks bombing sentenced to death

A radical cleric has been sentenced to death by an Indonesian court for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta.

Aman Abdurrahman, who police and prosecutors say is a key ideologue ...

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Football rumours from the media

Maurizio Sarri is plotting a four-man raid on former club Napoli if he is made the new Chelsea boss, according to reports. Striker Dries Mertens, winger Jose Maria Callejon, full-back Elseid Hysaj and defender Raul Albiol have been linked as transfer targets if Sarri ends up in Antonio ...

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500 children reunited with families since May – Trump official

About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the US border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official has said.

Confusion has mounted along the US-Mexico border over the “zero-tolerance” policy that called for the ...

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Airbus’ warning over UK future is a ‘wake-up call’ for Brexit negotiations

A warning from aerospace firm Airbus that it could pull out of the UK with the loss of thousands of jobs in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit should serve as a “wake-up” call, politicians have said.

The company, which employs 14,000 people at 25 sites across ...

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Eoin Morgan in awe of England’s batting against Australia

Eoin Morgan hopes England have established a ‘new normal’ after again overpowering Australia to put themselves on the verge of an unprecedented 5-0 one-day international whitewash of their Ashes rivals.

England turned a record Chester-le-Street run-chase of 310 for eight ...

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Crowds to gather on the Tyne to mark new Great Exhibition Of The North

More than 20,000 people will line the banks of the Tyne to watch a spectacular night-time show to launch the Great Exhibition Of The North.

Fireworks, an 80m water sculpture in the river and a drone display will feature at the show which marks the start of the 80-day long ...

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Key moments in UK withdrawal from EU

Here is a timeline of the key moments so far in the UK’s exit from the European Union:


January 23 – Prime Minister David Cameron promises an in-out referendum on EU membership if the Conservatives win the 2015 general election.


May ...

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High Court judge to rule on gender-neutral passports case

A High Court judge is to rule on a claim that the Government’s current policy on gender-neutral passports is “unlawful”.

Campaigner Christie Elan-Cane believes the UK’s passport application process, which requires individuals to indicate whether they are ...

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Charles and Camilla visit Salisbury to boost city after nerve agent attack

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to visit Salisbury to give the city and its people a boost following the nerve agent attack.

Charles and Camilla’s visit will support the recovery programme under way in Salisbury which has endured weeks of ...

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Five key questions on Brexit

It is two years since the British people voted to leave the European Union, setting in train the most momentous constitutional upheaval of the post-war era.

What has been achieved in that period?

Theresa May formally invoked Article 50 in March 2017, marking the start of ...

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Future governments will be free to change May’s Brexit deal – Rees-Mogg

This week’s passage of the EU Withdrawal Bill has set the conditions for a future Conservative government to deliver a “clean Brexit”, even if Theresa May does not achieve that in negotiations with Brussels over the coming months, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said.

The ...

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European Union hits back with tariffs on US goods

The European Union is set to slap tariffs on 3.4 billion dollars (£2.5 billion) in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles to peanuts and cranberries.

India and Turkey have already targeted US products, ranging from rice to autos to sunscreen, and in two weeks, the ...

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Hundreds attend funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade

Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

Her family released a statement shortly before the funeral began, saying her father had died ...

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Eurozone agrees deal to pave way for end to Greece’s bailout

Eurozone nations have agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout programme and make its massive debt more manageable.

The finance ministers of the 19 nations took day-long talks into Friday morning and reached a surprisingly hard-fought ...

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What the papers say – June 22

A variety of stories make the front pages on Friday – from a Brexit warning by Airbus to the impending Heathrow expansion vote.

The Times reports that aerospace company Airbus is on the brink of becoming the first big manufacturer to pull investment from Britain in the wake of ...

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Gosport nurse ‘forced out’ of job after raising concerns, says daughter

A nurse who tried to expose the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal was forced out of her job after speaking out, her daughter has claimed.

Sylvia Giffin was among those who first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Hampshire hospital ...

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Dozens of carbon monoxide alarms taken off sale after failing tests

Dozens of carbon monoxide alarms sold via Amazon and eBay have been removed from sale after an investigation found they failed safety tests.

Four alarms bought from the two retail sites and tested by Which? failed to sound when the gas was present in the air, making them potentially ...

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