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Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder takes legal action against Ecuador

Image copyright PA Image caption Julian Assange has lived in Ecuador’s UK embassy since 2012 Julian Assange is to launch legal action against the government of Ecuador, accusing it of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms”. The Wikileaks co-founder has lived in its UK embassy since 2012 after seeking asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden over a rape claim – ...

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Ian Tomlin: Murder arrests over Battersea father’s death

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a father who was killed outside his home. Ian Tomlin, 46, was killed on Wednesday at flats on Charlotte Despard Avenue, Battersea, south London. The Met Police have refused to comment on whether Mr Tomlin, who worked as a lorry driver, had been confronting drug dealers. This breaking news story is ...

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Amber Rudd: I’d like to be home secretary again

Image copyright Getty Images Amber Rudd has said she would “quite like” to be home secretary again “because there’s a few things I’d like to do a bit better than last time”. Ms Rudd quit the role in April, saying she had “inadvertently misled” MPs over the Windrush scandal. She wished she had looked into immigration enforcement “much earlier” but ...

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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Nick Clegg is joining Facebook Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team. The 51-year-old politician was leader of the Liberal Democrats and formed a coalition government with David Cameron and the Conservatives in 2010. Facebook has faced intense scrutiny and the threat ...

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Zak Hardaker: Wigan Warriors full-back to begin rehabilitation after driving ban

Zak Hardaker signed for Wigan Warriors on a four-year deal in May Wigan Warriors full-back Zak Hardaker will undergo rehabilitation for alcohol abuse after being found guilty of drink-driving. Hardaker was banned for 20 months after admitting being more than twice the drink-drive limit in September. The 27-year-old, who said he must “accept that I have a problem”, missed the ...

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Google takes down Esta service ads – but many remain

Image copyright Esta-Fasttrack Image caption Many commercial Esta sites look official Here’s a word of warning to anybody applying for a US travel visa or Esta online. The top search results in Google are not for the official application forms, but paid advertisements for commercial websites that charge more than five times as much as the government one. Regular travellers ...

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Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump mimics the violent move at a rally US President Donald Trump has praised a Republican congressman who assaulted a journalist last year with a “body slam”, referring to him as “my guy”. “Greg is smart,” Mr Trump said of Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte, adding “by the way never wrestle him”. ...

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How will the petrol and diesel ban work?

Image copyright EPA All new cars in the UK will be “effectively zero emission” by 2040, under plans to tackle air pollution. The government is under pressure to bring forward this deadline and ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, after a report by a parliamentary committee described its plans as “vague and unambitious”. But with ...

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