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General election: Farage under pressure to withdraw from Tory-Labour contests – live news.

Brexit party leader has withdrawn from all Tory MPs’ seats as Boris Johnson prepares to chair Cobra meeting on floodsNigel Farage urged to stand aside in Tory target seats after climbdownLabour pledge: we would give six years of free study for adu...

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza, sparking reprisal rocket attacks.

Militant group launches retaliatory rocket fire after Baha Abu al-Ata killed with his wife in their home Israel killed a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in a strike in Gaza overnight on Monday, a rare targeted assassination that immedia...

'It’s revenge': Ukraine's ex-central banker blames oligarch for attacks.

Accusations levelled by Valeria Gontareva against Ihor Kolomoiskiy provide test for Ukraine’s new presidentIt is possible that when a car drove into Valeria Gontareva at a pedestrian crossing in Knightsbridge, central London, in late August it was...

SPD duo aim to lead Germany out of 'neoliberal wilderness'.

Pair standing for party leadership say support for Angela Merkel’s CDU should be conditional on more spendingGermany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) should seek a path out of the “neoliberal wilderness” and pull the plug on their support for ...

Boeing 737 Max jets could fly again by January with safety checks under way.

World’s biggest planemaker hopes aviation authorities will soon approve plane’s flight control softwareBoeing said on Monday it could have its fleet of 737 Max jets flying again by January as safety checks on the aircraft’s troubled flight softwar...

Hong Kong: city on edge after day of unprecedented violence.

Universities and schools closed and officers deployed to metro stations after police shooting and man set on fire while arguing with protestersHong Kong riot police have fired tear gas at a university campus, one day after a protester was shot and...

Bolivia's Evo Morales says he is leaving for Mexico, but will return with 'energy'.

Former president says it hurts to leave ‘for political reasons’ as Peru confirms Mexican government plane is bound for BoliviaBolivia’s former president Evo Morales has announced he is leaving to take up asylum in Mexico but said he would soon “re...

Grace Millane trial: significant bruising on body typical of restraint – pathologist.

Jury in murder trial told UK backpacker died from manual pressure to neck that was forceful enough to cause bruisingGrace Millane died from prolonged pressure to the neck, which took place during sex, a forensic pathologist has told a jury in Auck...

Uranium particles detected at undeclared site in Iran, says atomic watchdog.

UN agency also confirms Iran’s uranium stockpile has reached 551kg, beyond the 300kg limit laid down in 2015 dealThe United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran.The International Atomic Energy Agen...

Pentagon raised concerns over stalled Ukraine military aid, transcript reveals.

Laura Cooper said Office of Management and Budget directed freeze against judgment of defense and state department officialsTrump faces key test as impeachment hearings loom – liveThe Pentagon raised concerns over the US government’s hold-up of mi...

Saudi stabbings: three theatre performers attacked during show.

Riyadh police arrest ‘Arab’ suspect, with three members of foreign musical troupe reportedly in a stable conditionThree performers were stabbed during a live play in the Saudi capital, state television said, in the first such attack since the ultr...

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NSW and Qld fires: Sydney region faces 'catastrophic' bushfires danger – live.

New South Wales residents prepare for catastrophic fire conditions across Greater Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra/Shoalhaven with strong winds and high temperatures forecast as dozens of bushfires continue to burn across Queensland and Australia’s ea...

San Francisco transit boss apologizes to rider detained over a sandwich.

Encounter between police officer and man eating on Bart platform prompts protests and allegations of racismThe head of a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train system apologized to a black rider who was detained and cited by police for eating a bre...

P&O ferry rescues migrant trying to swim from France to UK.

Man dressed in a wetsuit was suffering from severe hypothermia when rescued off the French coastA migrant wearing a wetsuit has been saved by a ferry off the coast of Calais in northern France after he tried to swim across the Channel to Britain, ...

Nigel Farage urged to stand aside in Tory target seats after climbdown.

Brexit party will not contest Tory seats but source says it will pursue Labour-held onesNigel Farage is facing calls from Brexit supporters to stand down further candidates to help Boris Johnson after he made a dramatic public U-turn by agreeing t...

US man receives double lung transplant after organs damaged by vaping.

More than 2,000 Americans who vape have become sick since March, and at least 40 people have diedDoctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. Related: CDC reports 'breakthroug...

Flesh-eating infection caused by two microbe strains discovered by doctors.

Infection found in patient who required quadruple amputation after developing rare conditionDoctors have discovered an aggressive flesh-eating infection that spreads around the body when two strains of microbe combine to overcome the host’s defenc...

Power vacuum looms as Evo Morales resignation splits Bolivia.

Morales claims he is victim of coup amid reports of looting, vandalism and arsonBolivia has been plunged into chaos and uncertainty as a power vacuum looms amid reports of looting, vandalism and arson carried out by both supporters and opponents o...

Mouse deer not seen for nearly 30 years is found alive in Vietnam.

Silver-backed chevrotain caught on camera after it was feared lost to scienceA distinctly two-tone mouse deer that was feared lost to science has been captured on film foraging for food by camera traps set up in a Vietnamese forest.The pictures of...

UK government delay of Russia report is shaming, says Clinton.

Ex-secretary of state says it is unacceptable to keep report from public before electionHillary Clinton has called Downing Street’s suppression of a report into potential Russian infiltration of British politics “damaging, inexplicable and shaming...

World's most expensive watch sells for £24.2m in charity auction

All proceeds from sale in Switzerland go to research into Duchenne muscular dystrophyA Patek Philippe watch has sold for a record 31m Swiss francs (£24.2m) at a charity auction hosted by Christie’s in Switzerland. It is by far the highest price ev...

Spain election: grand coalition ruled out as far-right Vox surges.

Socialists will not join forces with arch-rivals PP after failing again to secure majoritySpain’s governing socialist party has ruled out a grand coalition with its arch-rivals, the conservative People’s party (PP), after a deadlocked election mar...

Trump faces key test as week of impeachment hearings begins – live.

It’s Veterans Day, Donald Trump is back in Manhattan and Washington is getting ready for more momentous eventsTrump Jr ends book launch after heckling – by supporters 3.19pm GMT As Trump challenged the accuracy of the impeachment transcripts witho...

Brexit party will not contest 317 Tory-won seats, Farage says.

Party leader announces election climbdown in effort to avoid splitting leave voteLatest election news - live updatesNigel Farage has said the Brexit party will not field any candidates against the Conservatives in the 317 seats they won at the las...

Irish deputy PM criticises Tory pledge on Troubles inquiries.

Simon Coveney says ‘law must apply to all’ after Conservative promise to end ‘unfair’ trialsIreland has expressed concern over a Conservative party pledge to change the law to protect former soldiers in Northern Ireland from possible prosecution o...

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