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Samiualahq Akbari: Knifeman jailed for 21 years over ‘kill English people’ rampage

A knifeman who attacked a stranger during a drunken rampage to “kill English people” has been jailed for 21 years. Samiualahq Akbari visited three different places hunting for victims before carrying out the vicious assault, which was caught on CCTV. The 32-year-old, from Thornton Heath, south London, was handed the lengthy prison sentence after being […]

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Donald Trump: It would be appropriate for Russia to rejoin G7

Donald Trump has said it would be appropriate to let Russia join the G7 group of advanced industrialized countries. Speaking to reporters at the White House, the US leader noted his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, had pushed for Russia’s expulsion out of what used to be the G8 because President Vladimir Putin “outsmarted” him. “But […]

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Carlsberg: We’re probably not the best lager in the world – but our new one is better

Carlsberg has admitted its lager is “probably not the best in the world” after an increasingly negative reaction to its product and falling sales. The Danish brewer has launched a new Danish Pilsner recipe and its “most ambitious and honest” campaign as it tries to tempt back disappointed drinkers. It said that by acknowledging the […]

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‘We’re all family’: Hundreds honour El Paso victim after husband’s public invite

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of El Paso shooting victim Margie Reckard, to honor a woman they had never met. Having few relatives and feeling alone after her death, Ms. Reckard’s husband Antonio Basco had welcomed the public in joining him in remembering his companion of 22 years. Los Angeles resident Jordan Ballard, […]

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PM’s partner Carrie Symonds to give first public speech since entering No 10

Boris Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds is expected to give a short speech on the environment this week – marking her first public comments since she entered Downing Street. The former communications boss at Conservative Party headquarters and the UK’s “first girlfriend” will give a five-minute address at a bird-watching conference on Friday. She will talk […]

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The heavens open at the Hajj, drenching almost four million pilgrims

They say you should expect the unexpected when you set off for the Hajj. And nothing could have been more unexpected than an almighty thunderstorm on the plains of Arafat on Saturday afternoon. Spending time praying at Arafat is the climax of the Hajj – or pilgrimage – centred on the Saudi Arabian city of […]

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Nora Quoirin: Missing teen’s family offer £10,000 for information

The family of missing teenager Nora Quoirin is offering a £10,000 reward for information that helps find her. Nora, who is from London and has special needs, went missing in a Malaysian jungle resort more than a week ago. Police deployed 348 personnel to search for the 15-year-old on Monday morning – the largest team […]

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Singer Mike Posner airlifted to hospital after being bitten by rattlesnake

Singer Mike Posner has shared a video from the hospital after being bitten by a rattlesnake. The US star, best known for hits including Cooler Than Me and I Took A Pill In Ibiza, said on his Instagram page that he had been airlifted by helicopter for treatment. A video showed him lying in a […]

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UK economy shrinks for the first time since 2012

The UK economy contracted 0.2% between April and June, its worst performance since 2012, the Office for National Statistics said. Rob Kent-Smith, head of GDP at the ONS, said manufacturing output fell and the construction sector weakened. The pound slipped after the data was released, raising fears of a recession. A recession occurs when the […]

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British Airways passengers stranded after IT failures

At least 117 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow Airport, with 10 cancelled at Gatwick Airport. More than 200 other flights have been delayed. BA said it was reverting to manual systems for check-in at airports. It has apologised for the disruption and said customers on short-haul services from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City can […]

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