Philip Hammond urges leadership contenders to show fiscal responsibility

The Chancellor said only Rory Stewart had vowed to sign up to rules on public finances.

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'If I make a mistake, it becomes tragic': Fears Indian magician drowned attempting Houdini-style trick

An Indian magician is feared to have died after a trick went wrong.

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Former Egypt president Mohammed Morsi dies following collapse in court session

Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi has collapsed during a court session and died, state TV said.

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Heiress and designer jeans queen Gloria Vanderbilt dies aged 95

Ms Vanderbilt was the great-great-granddaughter of financier Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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What is the current status of Iran’s nuclear programme?

Here is where Iran’s nuclear programme now stands.

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Elon Musk says he has deleted Twitter account

The Tesla chief executive changed his Twitter display name to Daddy DotCom on Father’s Day.

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Labour party chairman criticises Tom Watson’s push for second Brexit vote

The party’s deputy leader has launched a fresh campaign for the party to fully commit to a second referendum in an effort to stay in the EU.

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Hunt: I agree with Trump on Khan’s ‘failure’ to tackle knife crime

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has intervened in the feud between US President Donald Trump and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

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Protesters demand resignation of embattled Hong Kong leader

Joshua Wong, a prominent activist leader, also rallied the crowd after his release from prison.

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Rory Stewart and Sajid Javid insist they can remain in Number 10 race

The pair are battling to secure enough votes to survive Tuesday’s second ballot of Tory MPs, with Boris Johnson way out ahead.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea this week

Mr Xi will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a visit on Thursday and Friday, state broadcaster CCTV said.

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Trump now a poster boy for the far-right, says London Mayor

Sadiq Khan said the US president should ‘answer the question why he amplifies the tweets of far-right activists, why he amplifies racist tweets’.

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Eight dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast

A boat carrying migrants to Greece has sunk off the Turkish coast, leaving at least eight dead, Turkey's coast guard said.

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Four suspected murders in four days in London

The latest homicide victim, a man in his 40s, was stabbed to death in Whalebone Lane, Stratford, in the early hours of Monday.

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Iran set to break uranium stockpile set by nuclear deal

Iran is set to break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the country's atomic agency said.

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What are the next steps in the Tory leadership race?

By the end of the week only two contenders will be left in the contest to replace Theresa May.

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Boeing vice president apologises over deadly air crashes

Randy Tinseth addressed recent tragedies in Indonesia and Ethiopia ahead of the Paris Air Show.

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‘Believe in the bin’: Rory Stewart amuses debate viewers with Brexit analogy

The Tory leadership candidate compared Brexit promises to getting rubbish into a bin during a debate.

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

Wong served a two-month sentence for contempt related to his involvement in the 2014 protests.

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Boost for Boris Johnson as former Tory contender Hancock declares his support

The Health Secretary, who pulled out the leadership race last week, says Mr Johnson is the best person to unite the party.

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Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

Nearly two million of the city’s seven million people turned out on Sunday for the protests.

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Hair-sized probe developed to help measure lung damage

Scientists say the technology could also be applied to other parts of the body.

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Tory rivals turn on Dominic Raab over refusal to rule out suspending Parliament

All the candidates except frontrunner Boris Johnson took part in the first televised debate of the leadership campaign.

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White House candidate open to starting family with his husband after election

Pete Buttigieg is aiming for the Democratic Party nod and would be the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major party.

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Jo Cox would be shocked by British divisions, says widower

Brendan Cox used a tribute on the third anniversary of the MP’s murder to warn “hate still spews forth”.

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Israel rebrands Golan settlement ‘Trump Heights’

The hamlet was named after US President Donald Trump as a gesture of appreciation.

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Sudan’s ousted leader seen in public for first time since uprising

Former president Omar al-Bashir was being questioned over corruption accusations.

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Work under way to restore power after Argentina and Uruguay hit by major failure

The blackout affected the entire Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, in addition to provinces in the north and south.

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Hong Kong government apologises after mass protests

Chief executive Carrie Lam ‘pledged to adopt a most sincere and humble attitude’.

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Pope dons safety helmet for earthquake-hit cathedral visit

Francis was in Camerino in central Italy.

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Extinction Rebellion Heathrow protest scrapped

The group had said it would ground flights in June and July unless plans to build a third runway were axed.

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London killings show Mayor Sadiq Khan needs to be replaced 'ASAP', says Donald Trump

Donald Trump has called Sadiq Khan "a disaster" in response to violence in London, where three men were killed in separate attacks in less than 24 hours.

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Protesters march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

The battle over legislation has evolved into Hong Kong’s most severe political test since the Communist Party-ruled mainland took control in 1997.

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Saudi crown prince warns kingdom will confront security threats

Mohammed bin Salman’s comments come days after the US blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

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Tory contenders won’t stand aside for Boris Johnson

The leadership front runner will not take part in the first television debate of the contest on Sunday.

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Oil tanker’s crew land in Dubai after Gulf of Oman attack

The Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair caught fire on Thursday, sending a thick cloud of black smoke visible from space.

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Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘virulent anti-Americanism’ over Iran threat

The Labour leader has warned Britain and the US are stoking military escalation in the Gulf.

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Husband joins British-Iranian wife in new hunger strike over Iran detention

The British-Iranian mother is refusing food at Evin Prison while Richard Ratcliffe is holding a vigil outside the Iranian embassy in London.

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Romeo And Juliet director Franco Zeffirelli dies aged 96

The Italian was renowned for extravagant productions for stage and screen, which also included the miniseries Jesus Of Nazareth.

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Amanda Knox accuses media of ‘false narrative’ over Meredith Kercher murder

The American was acquitted over the killing of the British student in 2011.

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British-Iranian woman starts new hunger strike in Iran jail

The British-Iranian mother held in Iran on spying charges has called for her ‘unconditional release’.

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Campaigners vow further action as oil rig heads to North Sea

Greenpeace activists occupied the Transocean PBLJ rig in the Cromarty Firth for five days.

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England's Duke of Kent ‘involved in car accident’

The Queen’s cousin was reportedly involved in the incident near Brighton earlier this month.

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Hong Kong leader suspends unpopular extradition bill indefinitely

Carrie Lam took the decision in response to widespread unhappiness over the move which could have seen suspects from Hong Kong extradited to China.

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Cheating probe launched after UK maths exam images appear online

Officials at exams body parent company Pearson said they have taken action to identify the source of the leak.

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Pressure increasing on Hong Kong leader amid extradition bill tensions

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in protest against a move to allow Hong Kong suspects to be extradited to mainland China.

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Trump blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz

The US administration is hoping for talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon seeks to bolster forces in the Persian Gulf.

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Calls for justice as Grenfell Tower tragedy victims are remembered two years on

Stormzy joined thousands of people on a silent walk on the anniversary of the fire.

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Raab attacks ‘privileged’ Johnson as race for the Tory crown turns brutal

Former Brexit secretary says all the candidates should have their ‘mettle’ tested in the heat of debate.

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