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The Papers: BBC pay prompts gender questions

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The paper says stars have been warned to expect public anger over huge salaries and there will also be allegations of sexism Image caption The Sun pictures what it says is a 6ft by 5ft cell for misbehaving children at a school in Bedfordshire Image caption The Metro reports on a court case in which it is alleged that a police helicopter was used to film naked sunbathers, naturists and swingers...

Justine Damond: Australian PM calls shooting 'inexplicable'

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Image copyrightJustine DamondImage caption Justine Damond's relatives say they are heartbroken Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said he will seek answers from US authorities over the "inexplicable" death of a woman shot by a policeman Mr Turnbull said his government is determined to learn what "went tragically wrong" "It is a shocking killing, and yes, we are demanding answers on behalf of her...

BBC star salaries to be revealed

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This year's edition could prove more interesting than most It's all down to the government's culture secretary, Karen Bradley ITV's programmes chief, Kevin Lygo, also called the proposal a "mean-spirited, nosey way of looking at things" during last year's Edinburgh Television Festival Media captionTony Hall, BBC director general, says publishing stars' pay details will be 'inflationary'...

Six months in, is Donald Trump's presidency slipping into political abyss?

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But attempting to connect those lines into any sort of broader "presidential" narrative is a big mistake We wake up remembering exactly what happened the day, week and month before It is, without question, the biggest success of Trump's first six months in office -- and one with long-lasting consequences And, it is undeniably true, that had Hillary Clinton been elected president, she would have...

Zion Harvey: Double hand transplant boy plays baseball

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Image copyrightChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaA US boy who made history as the world's first child to have a double hand transplant is now swinging a baseball bat well, his doctors say It is two years since Zion Harvey, who is now 10, was given new hands, and his doctors say they are amazed by and incredibly proud of his progress "Now he can pat his mother's cheek and feel it" Image...

Trump, Putin held a second, undisclosed meeting at G20 summit

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President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday The two leaders held a formal two-hour bilateral meeting on July 7 in which Trump later said Putin denied allegations that he directed efforts to meddle in the 2016 US...

Trump and Putin met twice at G20 in Germany

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Image copyrightReutersUS President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a second, previously undisclosed meeting at the G20 in Germany earlier this month, the White House says The talks were reportedly held during a dinner for heads of state, hours after both presidents had a formal meeting The White House has not revealed what was discussed At the formal, two-hour...

Trump and Putin had secret second meeting at G20

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White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed the meeting but did not say when it took place or what was discussed But Ian Bremmer, president of political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, said the meeting was during a dinner for G20 leaders and their partners in Hamburg Mr Bremmer was the first to report the meeting in a note to clients, saying that Mr Trump had left his seat during the meal and...

Antonio Conte: Chelsea manager signs new two-year deal

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year deal with the Premier League champions The new deal does not extend Conte's commitment to the club, as he signed a three-year contract on his arrival in west London in the summer of 2016 "I am very happy to have signed a new contract," said the Italian, 47 "We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am...

Mitch McConnell: 'The man in the middle' of U.S. healthcare war

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For seven years, US Senator Mitch McConnell vowed to slay Obamacare if only his Republican Party controlled both chambers of Congress and the White House It is "a real blow to Republicans in Congress generally and to leadership," said former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, a Republican Had McConnell succeeded, Lott said he would have been "considered a magician" given...

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