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UK denies Russia’s claim that warning shots were fired at warship

UK denies Russia’s claim that warning shots were fired at warship

Russia said it used bombs and gunfire in “warning shots” to force a British Navy destroyer to leave waters it claims in the Black Sea, but the UK rejected that account.

  • by Jake Rudnitsky and Henry Meyer

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Teenagers on trial for online abuse did if for ‘laughs’, subscribers

Teenagers on trial for online abuse did if for ‘laughs’, subscribers

One girl criticised a religion, then dozens piled on with death and rape threats.

  • by Nicolas Vaux-Montagny
Alleged Asian drug kingpin fighting extradition to Australia

Alleged Asian drug kingpin fighting extradition to Australia

Tse Chi Lop, who has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is fighting extradition to Australia, saying he would not get a fair trial.

Harry and Meghan bought ‘Lilibet’ web address before Queen’s approval

Harry and Meghan bought ‘Lilibet’ web address before Queen’s approval

A spokesperson said the couple purchased a “significant” number of domain names for a range of potential names they were considering.

  • by Victoria Ward
WHO to scrap advice that women ‘of childbearing age’ avoid booze
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WHO to scrap advice that women ‘of childbearing age’ avoid booze

The WHO’s policy adviser on alcohol said the guidance was intended only to raise awareness about fetal alcohol disorder syndrome but agreed it was badly written.

  • by Latika Bourke
Sweden plunged into political chaos as PM loses no-confidence vote

Sweden plunged into political chaos as PM loses no-confidence vote

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s ouster is the latest sign that Swedish politics have been fundamentally altered since the rise of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.

  • by Niclas Rolander and Ott Ummelas
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French far-right dealt setback in regional elections

French far-right dealt setback in regional elections

President Emmanuel Macron’s rival Marine Le Pen had hoped to use the regional elections as a springboard for next year’s national ballot.

  • by Constant Méheut
Strategist who coined ‘climate change’ wants new name for capitalism

Strategist who coined ‘climate change’ wants new name for capitalism

He’s the veteran American pollster whose advice led to the US government abandoning the term “global warming” and he’s got a new goal.

  • by Edward Malnick
‘I hope I’m not being abducted’: American student found dead in Russia after texting mother

‘I hope I’m not being abducted’: American student found dead in Russia after texting mother

Beccy Serou didn’t see her daughter’s text message until 40 minutes after it was sent. When she tried to respond, her daughter’s phone was off.

  • by Kim Bellware
Meghan says she hid references to Princess Diana in children’s book

Meghan says she hid references to Princess Diana in children’s book

Choice of flowers in book one of the numerous personal “nuggets tucked within the book” to honour Diana, Meghan Markle revealed.

  • by Izzy Lyons
‘Hope he gets killed’: BBC tightens security after anti-vaxxer death threats

‘Hope he gets killed’: BBC tightens security after anti-vaxxer death threats

Footage showed a BBC journalist making his way through an aggressive mob of anti-vaccination protesters who accused the journalist of “lying” about lockdowns.

  • by Crystal Jones