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Two former health secretaries – Sajid Javid and Jeremy Hunt – have joined the race to replace Boris Johnson. Both declared their plans in the Sunday Telegraph – with Mr Hunt emphasising he was the “only major candidate” who did not serve in Mr Johnson’s government. Tax has emerged as a central issue in the race – […]

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Russian missile and rocket strikes have caused more widespread damage in towns and cities across eastern and southern Ukraine, regional officials say. Four civilians died in a strike on Siversk, a town in Donetsk region, local governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said. Civilian areas of Druzhkivka, in the same region, were also hit. A supermarket was destroyed […]

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Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from his Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios with an abdominal injury. The 36-year-old Spanish second seed received treatment during his quarter-final against Taylor Fritz on Wednesday but pushed through the pain to win in five sets. “I have tried a lot of times in my career to keep going but it […]

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has collapsed after he was shot at an event in the city of Nara. Mr Abe was shot from the back and collapsed halfway during his speech, and appeared to be bleeding, broadcaster NHK reported. His attacker is in custody, it added. Ex-Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe said in a […]

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The race to replace Boris Johnson has begun, after the prime minister quit as Tory leader following a dramatic few days that saw his authority collapse. Tom Tugendhat is the latest MP to throw his hat into the ring, joining Attorney General Suella Braverman and Brexiteer Steve Baker who have shown interest. Mr Johnson plans […]

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He had vowed to "keep going" following a wave of resignations from the government over his leadership.

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The heads of UK and US security services have made an unprecedented joint appearance to warn of the threat from China. FBI director Christopher Wray said China was the “biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security” and had interfered in politics, including recent elections. MI5 head Ken McCallum said his service had more […]

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Boris Johnson is fighting for political survival after two of his top ministers attacked his leadership and resigned. Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid quit within 10 minutes of each other, followed by a flurry of junior ministers and aides. Critics said it was “over” for the prime minister, while Labour said the […]

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Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has agreed in principle to sign for Manchester United on a free transfer. The 30-year-old’s short-term contract at Brentford ended last month. It is believed Eriksen could also have returned to Thomas Frank’s side, but the lure of playing for United proved too much. A three-year contract is being prepared for […]

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US police have arrested a suspect after six people were killed at an Independence Day parade near Chicago. Police say Robert E Crimo III, aged 22, was detained after a brief chase. At least 24 other people were injured in the city of Highland Park, Illinois, after a gunman used a high-powered rifle to target […]

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A gunman has killed three people and wounded others, three of them critically, at one of Denmark’s biggest shopping malls, police say. A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the attack which sparked panic among shoppers at Field’s mall in south Copenhagen. Police chief Soeren Thomassen said the motive was unclear and he […]

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Tens of thousands residents have been told to evacuate their homes in Sydney, following torrential rain and flash flooding in Australia’s largest city. Roads have been cut off, with 18 evacuation orders in western Sydney alone and warnings of more to come. “This is a life-threatening emergency situation,” Stephanie Cooke, emergency services minister for the […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants Manchester United to let him leave the club if they receive an appropriate offer for him this summer. The Portugal forward, 37, returned to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer. However, while he was United’s top scorer last season – and third in the Premier League – the overall campaign was seen as […]

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At least 21 people, including one child, have died in overnight Russian missile strikes on Ukraine’s southern Odesa region, Ukrainian officials say. The state emergency service, DSNS, says 16 people were killed in a nine-storey building hit by one missile in the village of Serhiyivka. Another five people, including the child, were killed in a […]

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Ireland gave world number one side India a scare in the second Twenty20 but fell agonisingly short of a first victory over the tourists. A second-wicket partnership of 176 between Deepak Hooda (104) and Sanju Samson (77) – a world T20 record – helped India to a formidable 225-7. But the hosts gave chase with […]

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Nato member Turkey has agreed to support Sweden and Finland’s membership of the alliance. It had initially opposed the Scandinavian countries’ bids to join. Turkey was angered by what it saw as their willingness to host Kurdish militants. Sweden and Finland could not join Nato without Turkey’s support. Russia strongly opposes the two states joining […]

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Britain’s Andy Murray maintained his record of never losing in the first round at Wimbledon with an encouraging win over Australia’s James Duckworth. After a slow start, likely a result of a recent abdominal injury, Murray found rhythm and his quality shone through. The former world number one, now ranked 52nd, won 4-6 6-3 6-2 […]

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At least 42 people, believed to be migrants, have been found dead in an abandoned lorry on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. According to one local outlet, over a dozen people have also been taken to hospital in varying conditions. Images posted to social media showed a significant number of emergency responders surrounding the […]

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Olympic gold medallist Sydney McLaughlin broke her own 400m hurdles world record at the US championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday. McLaughlin, 22, knocked five hundredths of a second off the 51.46 seconds mark she set in at the Tokyo Olympics last year, winning the final in 51.41. The victory earned he a place at […]

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A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorist acts, after a shooting in the centre of Norway’s capital, Oslo. Two people were killed and 21 injured in the attack on a busy nightlife district. There was gunfire at about 01:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Saturday, in three locations […]

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Ukraine and Moldova have both been granted EU candidate status, President of the European Council Charles Michel has announced. “Today marks a crucial step on your path towards the EU,” Mr Michel said, describing the European Council’s decision as a “historic moment”. Ukraine applied days after the Russian invasion in February, and the process moved […]

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Fifa has approved 26-man squads for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. The move is in line with recent national competitions and is an expansion on the 23-man squads that had been used before the coronavirus pandemic. Fifa also said up to 15 substitutes can be named for a game, meaning no player misses out […]

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The Taliban in Afghanistan have appealed for international support, as the country deals with the aftermath of a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake. More than 1,000 people have been killed and at least 1,500 injured. Unknown numbers are buried in the rubble of ruined, often mud-built homes. South eastern Paktika province has been worst-hit and the […]

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A new 60-ball cricket format, which includes the chance for fans to vote for a batter to have a ‘free hit’ where they can’t be dismissed, will launch in the Caribbean in August. The 6ixty is being organised by Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Men’s and women’s teams are to […]

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A powerful earthquake has killed at least 250 people and left scores injured in Afghanistan, a local official has told the BBC.

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Serena Williams is set to make her comeback after a year out of tennis when she plays in the Eastbourne doubles on Tuesday. Williams, who has won 23 singles and 14 women’s doubles titles at Grand Slam events, has not competed since she was injured at Wimbledon last year. The 40-year-old American is playing with […]

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A floating restaurant that was a famous Hong Kong landmark has sunk, days after it was towed away from the harbour where it operated for nearly 50 years. The Jumbo restaurant capsized in the South China Sea while on its way to an undisclosed location, its parent company said. Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises said it was […]

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Less than two months after he was re-elected president, Emmanuel Macron has lost control of the French National Assembly following a strong performance by a left alliance and the far right. He had called on voters to deliver a solid majority. But his centrist coalition lost dozens of seats in an election that has left […]

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