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May slams Trump for failing to condemn far-right after Charlottesville violence

Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump for not singling out white supremacists for criticism following deadly unrest in Virginia, insisting there is "no equivalence" between fascists and their opponents. The Prime Minister spoke out after the US president failed to condemn far-right demonstrators outright for violence in Charlottesville in which a woman was killed.



Portsmouth lays on welcome fit for a queen as 3bn aircraft carrier comes home

Tens of thousands of people have lined the walls of Portsmouth Harbour to welcome the UK's A 3 billion aircraft carrier which has berthed at its home port for the first time. The HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived alongside Portsmouth Naval base where the Royal Navy's newest and biggest ship will be based for its estimated 50-year lifespan.



Avoiding Irish border checks is top priority for Brexit negotiations

Avoiding check points or any other physical infrastructure on the Irish border is the UK Government's number one priority when negotiating post-Brexit arrangements for its only land frontier with the EU, a Whitehall position paper will state. The document outlining the Department for Exiting the European Union's aims in talks with Brussels will also suggest there may be no customs implications at all on the Irish border if the UK and EU can strike an ambitious future partnership.



NAFTA energy clause draws criticism from Canadian voices on the right and left

As NAFTA 2.0 negotiations begin, an old trade issue with a strange name has emerged to create unlikely allies across the political spectrum and staunch defenders in the oilpatch. The "proportionality clause" originally appeared in the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement of 1988 and became a major issue in that year's federal election that returned Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to office.



More than 300 dead and 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

Surging mudslides and floodwaters in and around Sierra Leone's capital Freetown have killed more than 300 people, many of them trapped as they slept. Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn on Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her.



Man charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Eltham

A man has been charged with murder over the death of a 49-year-old man in south-east London, police said. Nicholas Foye, 38, of Barmeston Road, Lewisham, was arrested in connection with the incident in Eltham on Friday August 11. The victim, who is thought to have been stabbed to death, has yet to be formally identified.



Tree crashes down on festival in Portugal, killing 12

Firefighters hold a blanket as bodies are removed from the scene where a tree fell on a large crowd on the outskirts of Funchal, the capital of Madeira island, Portugal, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Portuguese authorities say a tree that fell during a popular religious festival on the island of Madeira killed at least 12 people and more than 50 others were injured in the accident near the island capital of Funchal.



Grace Mugabe is accused of assaulting 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels

The wife of Zimbabwe's president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at a hotel in South Africa. It was not immediately clear where Grace Mugabe was.



Giant bull and red panda among Edinburgh Zoo animals to escape enclosures

A red panda, a pelican and a massive bull are just some of the animals to have escaped their enclosures at Edinburgh Zoo in recent years. Others which have fled their holdings include a red river hog, an ibis, a Bateleur eagle, a macaw and a Madagascan teal.



10 Things to Know for Today

The deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia and the mass shooting inside a South Carolina church renew pressure to take down Confederate symbols from public property. Both Korean leaders and a U.S. military official appear willing to avert a crisis even as Pyongyang details plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam.



Asian stocks rise after Koreas, US make diplomatic overtures

Asian shares rose Tuesday as both Koreas and the U.S. appeared to indicate a willingness to defuse the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program. A rally on Wall Street, on the back of strong technology shares, also helped.



Gunmen attack UN base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7

Unidentified gunmen attacked the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, killing seven people and injuring seven others in what the mission's chief called a "terrorist" attack. Earlier Monday, gunmen attacked two neighboring UN camps in Douentza in the Mopti region of central Mali, killing a Malian soldier and a UN peacekeeper and lightly wounding another peacekeeper.



Jim Mattis says a North Korea missile attack 'could escalate into war'

The U.S. Defence Secretary said the U.S. would 'take out' any missiles seen to be heading for American soil North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency made available on April 26, 2017. WASHINGTON - The United States would "take out" any North Korean missile seen to be heading for American soil, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.



More than 200 dead following Sierra Leone mudslides

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British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US charges

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago. Marcus Hutchins entered his plea in Wisconsin federal court, where prosecutors charged him and an unnamed co-defendant with conspiring to commit computer fraud in the state and elsewhere.



The Latest: China cuts off host of imports form NKorea

China has announced that it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs. China, the isolated North's main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un's regime too hard for fear it might collapse.



Family of murdered Ann Maguire lose challenge on calling evidence from pupils

The family of teacher Ann Maguire have lost their challenge against a coroner's decision not to call evidence from pupils who had contact with her schoolboy killer immediately before the murder. Mrs Maguire's husband Don, children and nephews - who were not at London's High Court for the ruling on Monday - wanted Mr Justice Holroyde to order the decision taken by assistant West Yorkshire coroner Kevin McLoughlin to be reconsidered.





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