Pacific leaders urge Scott Morrison to act on climate emergency following election win

Samoan and Fijian leaders say Australia must take leading role in climate battlePacific leaders have congratulated Scott Morrison on his surprise election victory but have urged him to do more to fight the climate crisis, which poses an existential threat to the region.“[Australia] has been lagging behind,” said Tuilaepa Sailele, the prime minister of Samoa, about Australia’s action on the climate emergency. Continue reading... ...

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Is John Bolton trying to drive Trump to war with Iran? – podcast

Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, was a key architect of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Now he is stoking tensions with Iran. Julian Borger describes how the standoff could get out of control. Also today: Katharine Viner on how the Guardian is updating its language when reporting on the climate crisisJohn Bolton, who has been called “the most dangerous man in the world”, was not Donald Trump’s first pick for his national security adviser. But after a series of ...

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Doria Ragland seen walking her two pups in Los Angeles

Ragland, 62, was seen taking her two dogs for a stroll in LA on Tuesday afternoon. She flew to London weeks before the birth of her first grandchild to help Meghan in the final stages of her pregnancy. ...

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Let councils issue fines for traffic offences police are too stretched to enforce, MPs say

Transport Committee's call for UK local authorities to take over these traffic powers is likely to prove unpopular with drivers, who fear councils will levy fines simply to raise money. ...

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Grandmother who found eight-inch knife is told by police to 'go home and put it in the wheelie bin'

When she stressed that it may have been used in a crime, she claimed officers said this was ‘irrelevant’. The nurse said she was left ‘flabbergasted’ having found the knife near a police station. ...

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Battle to save 25,000 jobs at British Steel

The firm’s owners are demanding a state bailout – with sources putting the chance of saving 25,000 jobs at no better than 50/50. ...

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Let Huawei users switch their smartphones after Google pulled its support, say consumer groups

Owners of Huawei smartphones should be offered a chance to easily ditch their handsets after Google pulled support for them, consumer groups have said. ...

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Library user returns an overdue book after 52 YEARS with a £100 cheque to cover the fine

They posted The Metaphysical Poets by Jim Hunter to a library in Lowestoft, Suffolk with a note saying they were 'extremely embarrassed' The copy was due back on September 24, 1967. ...

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Not so prudish! Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert exchanged 'sensuous' artworks

English Heritage are highlighting nude sculptures and painting of bathing maidens which they gave each other in a display in the couple’s palatial holiday home on the Isle of Wight. ...

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Scotch salvaged from 1941 shipwreck which inspired the film Whisky Galore! goes up for auction

Six rare bottles of Scotch salvaged from the shipwreck that inspired Whisky Galore! are to be sold at auction. The SS Politician ran aground in the Outer Hebrides – with 264,000 bottles in a Hold. ...

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