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Rapper J Hus arrested and charged with carrying a knife in London

The 23-year-old musician, whose real name is Momodou Jallow, was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a knife or bladed article after police stopped a vehicle near Westfield Stratford City shopping centre on Thursday afternoon.…

Brexit: Theresa May 'not bluffing' in threat to leave EU without a deal, Tory minister Liam Fox says

The Independent

Theresa May is not bluffing when she threatens to take the UK out of the European Union without a deal, a senior cabinet minister has said. Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, said the prime minister was ready to walk away without…

Brexit: How the UK gradually warmed to a second referendum on leaving the EU

www.independent.co.uk

Saturday marks two years since Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union, and yet polling might suggest the prospect of a second referendum looks closer than ever. This year has seen a gradual shift in the debate, from talk of…

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Love Island's Rosie Williams leaves amid a bizarre storm of domestic abuse allegations

The Welsh lawyer's departure makes clear the Love Island moral code: a false eyelash for a false eyelash. A veneered tooth for a veneered tooth. Tom Peck · @tompeck; Saturday 23 June 2018 12:39; {{#singleComment}}{{value}} ...

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World Cup 2018: Xherdan Shaqiri revels in 'beautiful' goal against Serbia but downplays talk of politics

Xherdan Shaqiri left Kosovo before he was old enough to talk but Kosovo has never left him. When he was growing up in a village near Basel, his parents, who had taken him to Switzerland as a baby when Yugoslavia broke bloodily apart,…

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Netflix communications director fired for using N-word in meetings

The Independent

Netflix has fired its communications director for using the N-word at least twice during meetings. Jonathan Friedland, a former Disney executive, said he felt “awful” for what he described as a “lapse". In an internal memo sent to Netflix…

Transfer news rumours LIVE: Liverpool line up Marco Asensio, Manchester United prepare deal, Arsenal latest

The Premier League's summer transfer window is open with Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal set to be busier than ever. Liverpool enjoyed success in the Champions League this year and their quest to end their league title drought in…

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Vinnie Paul death: Pantera drummer and co-founder dies, aged 54

The Independent

Vinnie Paul, metal drummer and co-founder of the band Pantera, has died aged 54. The news was broken on the band's Facebook, in a statement from the band which read: "Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away. Paul is best known…

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Boris Johnson calls for 'full British Brexit' two years after referendum as Fox insists government 'is not bluffing on no-deal'

www.independent.co.uk

Boris Johnson has urged the prime minister to deliver a “full British Brexit” as cabinet colleague Liam Fox said the UK was not “bluffing” about being prepared to walk away from talks with Brussels. International trade secretary Dr Fox…

In photos: The Syrian women and children waiting in the shadows of Lebanon's refugee camps

www.independent.co.uk

I travel with Muslim Aid's team along Saida Highway to down town from Beiruts Rafic Hariri Airport, we pass the endless metal working spaces sandwiched into small industrial units in the suburbs and it's not long until we are reminded of…

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Proposed new laws could keep NHS failings like Gosport hospital scandal secret, campaigners say

The Independent

The safety of hospital patients would be compromised by new laws that could cause investigations into serious NHS failings to be kept largely secret, campaigners have warned MPs. Information including problems caused by procedural errors…

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Turkey election: As Selahattin Demirtas runs for presidency from jail, Kurdish voters could still hold key to vote

www.independent.co.uk

Just 10 minutes is all the time that Selahattin Demirtas is allowed on the telephone to his wife once every fortnight from his prison. He uses the calls to send campaign messages which are turned into videos on social media, attracting…

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John McAfee says he has been poisoned, and tells culprits: 'You will soon understand the true meaning of wrath'

The Independent

Cyber security pioneer John McAfee has claimed “incompetent enemies” have poisoned him, just one month after telling The Independent that he feared for his life. The founder of the eponymous antivirus company took to Twitter on Friday, 22…

Heathrow expansion to mainly benefit wealthy frequent fliers, research finds

The Independent

Building a third runway at Heathrow will mainly benefit wealthy holidaymakers, not businesses, a new report has found. Analysis of the last two decades of passenger data collected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) found the main…

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Asda, Morrison's and Sainsbury's cut petrol and diesel prices as wholesale costs fall

www.independent.co.uk

Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's have all cut the price of fuel for the second time in two weeks as wholesale costs fall. The three retailers have lowered unleaded by 2p per litre and diesel by 1p per litre. The change will offer a small…

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Children claim they were beaten and kept naked in concrete cells at Virginia immigration detention centre

www.independent.co.uk

Teenage immigrants detained in a Virginia juvenile detention centre allege that they were beaten and subjected to long periods of confinement, including some instances where teens were left nude in a cold concrete cell. The claims come…

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The 9 most unusual dishes from around Europe and how to pronounce them

While we're lucky enough to be able to enjoy foods from many different cultures on a daily basis, there are a number of unusual delicacies out there that many may not have yet tried, let alone heard of. Language learning app Babbel has…

Girl aged six seen on CCTV being led away to her rape and murder in India

The Independent

CCTV footage captured a suspect leading away a six-year-old girl from a wedding in India before she was raped and murdered. Police said the child was led away from the venue in the city of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday evening,…

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There's still time to stop Brexit – here's how

The Independent

Brexit is not a done deal. And it won't be until March 29 next year. At any point up to then, we can change our minds and stay in the EU. The most realistic path to stop Brexit is to get a people's vote on the deal that Theresa May…

High Court rules UK's refusal to grant gender-neutral passports not unlawful

www.independent.co.uk

The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge against the UK's refusal to grant gender-neutral passports. Campaigners argued the current application process, which requires people to list themselves as male or female, was unlawful. But a…

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Four cups of coffee a day linked to improved heart health, study finds

The health benefits of coffee may be regularly disputed, but a new study has linked caffeine consumption with improved heart health. In fact, consuming four cups of coffee a day could help protect cardiovascular cells from damage and also…

Kate Spade's 'heartbroken' father dies a day before her funeral

www.independent.co.uk

The father of the late fashion designer Kate Spade died “heartbroken” on the eve of her funeral, her family has said. In a statement, the family said Earl Brosnahan Jr died on Wednesday evening at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. The 89…

World Cup 2018: What to do in Kaliningrad besides the football

www.independent.co.uk

The world's biggest country has a geo-political oddity: the region of Kaliningrad. This enclave is a fragment of Russian territory the size of Yorkshire, squeezed between Poland and Lithuania. The capital is also called Kaliningrad, and is…

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England captain Eion Morgan in awe of team's batting against Australia

Eoin Morgan hopes England have established a 'new normal' after again overpowering Australia to put themselves on the verge of an unprecedented 5-0 one-day international whitewash of their Ashes rivals. England turned a record Chester-le…

All the latest World Cup news from day nine in Russia

We'll also have all the latest from Repino where Gareth Southgate's England are putting in their final preparations ahead of the second game of Group G against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday. We will have all the latest news, views,…

Brexit: Airbus starts to 'press button on crisis actions' over fears of 'no deal' EU withdrawal

The Independent

Aerospace giant Airbus has warned that it has started to "press the button on crisis actions" as fears of a "no-deal" Brexit could force it to pull out of the UK, causing the loss of thousands of jobs. In one of the most significant…

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Mentally and emotionally burned out, Lionel Messi crumbles under the burden of carrying Argentina at the World Cup

By the time a humiliated Argentina emerged from the dressing room in Nizhny Novgorod, it was late – in so many ways. A stony-faced Lionel Messi at least led the way here, but this time with ample support as the entire squad followed…

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Transfer news - live updates: Liverpool maintain Nabil Fekir hope, Arsenal close on midfielder, Manchester United latest

The Premier League’s summer transfer window is open with Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal set to be busier than ever. Liverpool enjoyed success in the Champions League this year and their quest to end their league title drought in…

World Cup 2018: Argentina's media rounds on Lionel Messi after Croatia defeat leaves Albiceleste on the brink

“The 3-0 against Croatia left two certainties and one unknown,” wrote Sebastian Fest in Argentina's La Nación newspaper, reeling from a defeat that left his country on the brink of World Cup elimination. “Certainty: The national team is…

World Cup 2018: Jorge Sampaoli's approach was an utter disaster that rendered Lionel Messi useless

There was always a danger Argentina might flop at World Cup 2018, but it shouldn't have been this pitiful. If Argentina were going to go down, they were going to go down fighting, with coach Jorge Sampaoli a noted advocate of aggressive…