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Watch our film critics Kate Muir and Kevin Maher discuss the latest big releases. This week, cultures clash in the...
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The first President Bush has made a blistering critique of his son’s White House, rebuking top architects of the 2003...
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President Erdogan has revived his bid to change Turkey’s constitution and tighten his grip on power, following his party’s surprise...
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Vladimir Putin plans to rebuild a Soviet-style empire and must be thwarted by making Ukraine a bulwark against Kremlin expansionism,...
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Cheesemakers in France have been told to beef up their security after a spate of thefts blamed on a booming...
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Bob Dylan completists will need to take a deep breath and have a little lie down before approaching The Cutting...
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The fossil of a giant feathered dinosaur has been discovered in South Dakota. Scientists said that the newly named Dakotaraptor...
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Binyamin Netanyahu is facing calls to dismiss his new spokesman, who called President Obama an antisemite and suggested that the...
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A hospital in Afghanistan that was attacked by American aircraft was treating at least 20 Taliban fighters, the aid agency Médecins...
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The Finns, a famously taciturn people, have unveiled the world’s first official national emojis, the icons used in electronic messages...
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Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition leader, declared yesterday that she would be “above the president” if her party...
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Southern Europe faces a mounting threat from Russian military expansion and of terrorist attacks by jihadist groups allied to Islamic...
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The US communications watchdog has begun an inquiry into whether a radio station that broadcasts news to Washington is being...
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A one-eyed former fascist terrorist is among 46 people on trial in Rome yesterday, accused of belonging to a mafia clan...
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There could be opera on the Mersey if Liverpool gets its way. The city has plans to build its equivalent...
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Teenagers, some as young as 14, make up most of the thousands of hackers monitored by the National Crime Agency....
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Three million more migrants are expected to seek refuge in the European Union by the end of 2017, according to...
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A divorcee who spent more than £250 a month on sausage rolls and other unnecessary food for her sick mother has...
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Penguin Books is to pay undisclosed compensation to the Ministry of Defence’s former chief legal adviser. The payment is over...
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American commanders have claimed a groundbreaking victory in northern Syria after unleashing two of the most fearsome ground-attack aircraft in...
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California appeals court upheld ruling that the video showing a student – who later killed himself – seemingly masturbating in stall was an invasion of privacy

When a 16-year-old high student at a San Diego school uploaded a 10-second video to Snapchat of another student seemingly masturbating in a restroom stall, he thought he’d get a laugh from his peers. The video, shot on a smartphone, was posted to Snapchat stories and disappeared 24 hours later, but not before it went viral around the school.

Two weeks later the subject of the video – known in court documents only as Matthew B – took his own life, leaving a suicide note that read: “I can’t handle school any more and I have no friends.”

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• Jamaican welcomes ‘strong message’ sent out to athletes
• Sprinter fit for Anniversary Games after hamstring scare

Usain Bolt has backed a decision to uphold the ban on Russia’s track and field athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, saying the sport needed to make a statement because “doping violations are getting really bad”.

Related: Usain Bolt promises not to leave it late against Justin Gatlin in Rio

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Jezza’s back on the road, playing his opening gig to a select group of fans in seminar room 642

It’s that time of year again. The Jeremy Corbyn Never Ending tour. Several years ago, when just a stroppy backbencher, Corbyn called for the Labour party to have an annual leadership election. Now that he has got his wish, Corbyn is back on the road reprising most of his greatest hits from 2015.

The tour started in the unlikely location of seminar room 642 of the Institute of Education. Pure rock’n’roll. Playing your opening gig in a small venue in front of a selected group of diehard fans is a classic headline-act tactic. “Jeremy is in the building,” a roadie announced. A frisson went through the 50 or so young people in the room who had already bought all the albums and had the Momentum T-shirts to prove it. The dozen or so hacks appeared less impressed.

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• England captain says poor performance against Pakistan blew up issue
• ‘We’ve got to move on and play better cricket’

Alastair Cook hopes to draw a line under a selection issue he described as “slightly messy” and now wants the focus to be on squaring the series with Pakistan following some honest chats among the squad in the wake of their defeat at Lord’s.

Related: Joe Root: ‘This year whenever I’ve made a mistake I’ve paid the price’

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Anger as Department of Health says replacing bursaries with loans will free up £800m a year to create extra nursing roles

The government has confirmed plans to end bursaries for student nurses and midwives from next year, sparking anger across the health sector.

Replacing bursaries with loans would free up about £800m a year to create additional nursing roles by 2020 and help more students enter the profession, according to the Department of Health.

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The astute former Sunderland manager will bring clearness of thought and commonsense to his new job, plus a down-to-earth openness that will encourage his England players to pursue a fresh path

Sam Allardyce chortled. The man chosen to manage England – not that he knew it at the time – had just been asked what he thought about the Football Association’s latest brainwave, namely employing specialist “in possession” and “out of possession” coaches.

It was late April and Sunderland’s then manager remained embroiled in a relegation struggle. But he took time to debunk the idea with the sort of brutal commonsense logic that seems set to ignite assorted bonfires of the vanities among England’s squad. Not to mention among some of the more corporate, jargon-obsessed types at St George’s Park national football centre.

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State Department said information of ‘potential, imminent threat’ was ‘credible’ and ‘serious’ enough to issue security message on Thursday

The US embassy in Saudi Arabia has received reports of a “potential, imminent threat” against US citizens in areas of the city of Jeddah frequented by westerners.

The notice on the embassy’s website provided no other details.

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The PM cannot please both the City and anti-EU voters, and free movement is the sticking point

It is now a month since Britain voted to leave the EU. By common consent, at home and abroad, it was a massive historical moment. The best of times for some. The worst of times for others. Some compared it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Others to the defeat of Hitler. Yet with the exception of the banner-wavers who occasionally turn up chanting “Theresa May/Don’t delay” and calling on the prime minister to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, the passions of June have dissolved in the torpor of July. Four million people signed a petition to hold a second referendum after the 23 June result, but little of their indignant spirit remains a month later. There have been few material economic consequences of the Brexit vote yet, especially in everyday life.

Related: In Brexit Britain, the northern powerhouse is more important than ever | Andy Burnham

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• High jump champion describes ‘disappointment’ and ‘incomprehension’
• Discus thrower Gleb Sidorchenko says ‘whole generation could disappear’

The scene was idyllic at the Russian track and field championships in this leafy Moscow suburb on Thursday as young hopefuls and world champions competed in the sun.

Related: Cas upholds Rio Olympics ban on 68 Russian athletes

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Charles Kinsey was shot in the leg as he lay unarmed with his hands up in the street. But Tamir Rice’s death didn’t cause changes, so I doubt this will either

Once again, the unnecessary shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer to whom he posed no danger is making headlines. Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist, was working with an autistic client earlier this week when he was shot by a Miami police officer. Shot as he held his hands in the air and assured the cop that he was no threat.

The big difference in the Kinsey shooting and the others that we often discuss in spaces like this is that he lived to tell the tale. What isn’t different is the inevitable question: “If an innocent guy like that can get shot, how can black people ever feel safe at the hands of police?”

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Authorities did not offer motive in killing of Pedro Tamayo, 43, who died in Gulf coast state that has been the deadliest for journalists in Mexico in recent years

A Mexican local journalist has been shot to death outside his home in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, the country’s deadliest for reporters in recent years.

The state prosecutor’s office said in a statement that 43-year-old Pedro Tamayo was gunned down by two attackers on Wednesday night in the municipality of Tierra Blanca. Investigators recovered multiple 9mm shells.

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Mayor said footage taken from bodycam was released to dispel claims that Alva Braziel was unarmed: ‘I don’t want officers hurt based on erroneous information’

Officials in Houston on Thursday released video footage showing police officers shooting a black man who police said had been holding a gun while standing in a street.

Footage taken from the body camera of one of the officers shows them moving toward Alva Braziel, 38, after he was shot in the early morning hours of 9 July. Blood stained the front of his white shirt as an officer removed a handgun from his right hand.

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Fans are speculating that Payne’s new contract with Capitol Records may spell the official end of the group, on hiatus since March

Is this the end of the road for One Direction?

Liam Payne, one of the main songwriters in the British boy band, announced on Twitter on Thursday that he had signed a solo deal with Capitol Records.

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The 26-year-old corporal lost his life on hottest day of the year, three years after three men died on an SAS course in the Brecon Beacons

The commanding officer of a soldier who collapsed and died during training on the hottest day of the year – raising fresh concerns about how the military keeps personnel safe in extreme heat – has expressed devastation at the tragedy.

Cpl Joshua Hoole, 26, described as “superfit” by his family, fell ill after an eight-mile training march in the Brecon Beacons national park. Three SAS candidates suffered fatal heat illness three years ago also in the same area.

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At an international meeting to discuss the recapture of the Isis stronghold, Brett McGurk says stabilisation plans must keep pace with military campaign

The liberation of the Islamic State-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul is now in sight and preparations are ahead of schedule, but parallel plans for refugees and stabilization of the city must keep pace with the military progress, Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the coalition against Isis, said on Thursday.

Speaking at a meeting of 30 defence and foreign ministers in Washington, including the UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, McGurk said: “The liberation of Mosul is now in sight and an achievable goal.”

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Rupert Murdoch will assume Ailes’s role as exit follows days of turbulence after Ailes accused by subordinates including Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly

Roger Ailes, the longtime Fox News chairman who helped found the network and build it into a cable ratings behemoth, has been forced out of the company following allegations that he sexually harassed numerous subordinates, including former host Gretchen Carlson and star anchor Megyn Kelly.

Rupert Murdoch, chairman of Fox’s parent company 21st Century Fox, cut short a vacation on the French Riviera with his wife Jerry Hall to return to New York and finalise the departure of his long-term ally. He will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

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Astronauts have their work cut out unloading essentials 400km above the Earth

The astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are having a busy time unpacking supplies. This week, two uncrewed cargo ships arrived just two days apart from one another.

First to make the journey was the Russian Progress MS-03 module, which blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakstan, at 3:41am (local time) on 17 July. It followed a two-day rendezvous trajectory and docked using an automatic radar system on 19 July, while the ISS flew more than 400km above Chile.

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I Let You Go, the former police officer’s new book, sees off shortlisted authors including JK Rowling and Mark Billingham

Police officer turned crime author Clare Mackintosh has seen off JK Rowling’s alter ego Robert Galbraith and two-time winner Mark Billingham to win the Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year award for her debut novel, I Let You Go.

Mackintosh, who worked for 12 years as a police officer, began writing full-time after leaving the force in 2011. I Let You Go, which was selected as the winner from a longlist of 18 books and a shortlist of six, is about a woman who moves to a remote part of Wales after her child is killed in a hit-and-run accident, and the detective who is investigating the case. A New York Times review called it “cunning” and “genuinely shocking”.

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Zimbabwe’s president is abandoned by previously stalwart supporters who blame economic crisis on ‘bankrupt leadership’

Veterans of Zimbabwe’s independence war made a significant break with President Robert Mugabe for the first time, calling him dictatorial, manipulative and egocentric.

The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association has been a pillar of support for the 92-year-old leader for decades, but on Thursday it released a statement criticising the man it had long been quick to defend. The veterans are known for unleashing violence on those who oppose the government.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The anti-heroes of "Mr. Robot" and "Suicide Squad" are breaking into San Diego Comic-Con in 360 degrees. The creators of the USA Network hac...
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Jennifer Aniston looked in holiday mode as she boarded a yacht off Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast on Thursday.
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Spirtle (pictured), a four-year-old bottlenose, made headlines last month after a sat-nav blunder led to her being discovered by passers-by washed up on an Aberdeen bay.
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Officials fear this case could be the first to come directly from a mosquito bite in the continental United States.
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Professor Anil Jain, who runs the lab at the Michigan State University, has used a set of fingerprints the police took from the victim during an unrelated arrest.
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The Television Academy have now withdrawn him from the shortlist as he has appeared in too many episodes of the series to qualify.
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The 22-year-old has signed a contract with Capitol Records UK to release his own music, and gushes in a statement that he can't wait to show his fans what he can do as a solo artist.
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The 27-year-old actress brought a touch of elegance as she left her hotel in New York City on Thursday evening.
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Brave Florida alligator keeper and enthusiast Michael shared video of him putting his hand inside his alligator Chomper's mouth as he brushed the deadly predator's teeth.
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July 21 (Reuters) - Captain Virat Kohli compiled an unbeaten century to put India in a commanding position on the first day of the opening test against West ...
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CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor hired by the city of Chicago to review how City Hall attorneys handle excessive-force lawsuits against police foun...
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UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Results Thursday from the Croatia Open: Gastao Elias, Portugal, def. Pablo Cuevas (1), Uruguay, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7). Teymuraz Gabashvili, ...
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She announced in June she would be splitting from her fiancé Nick Young after she claimed she 'caught him cheating' while she was abroad.
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The Magic Mike star, 36, and his longtime love, 35, put on a tactile display as they were spotted enjoying a sunny stroll through downtown New York City on Thursday.
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NEW YORK (AP) — When a passing driver hurled a flashing, clicking object into their police van in Times Square, it looked like danger to Sgt. Hameed Armani a...
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The officers were called to Stephen Yabsley's flat in Kingsbridge, Devon, on May 13, 2015. A court heard Yabsley, 54, then picked up the grinder and saw and thrust it towards PC Ryan Hayhurst's face.
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When taking off their shirts, women tend to cross their arms over their waists and pull them up from the bottom while men are inclined to put their hands over their heads and grab their tops from behind.
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MATT LAWTON AND CHARLES SALE: Sam Allardyce agreed personal terms to become the new England manager, with his formal appointment only delayed by Sunderland’s battle for compensation from the FA.
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There were 5,700 newly recorded cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England over the last year. Annual data has been published for the first time sho...
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The Edward Heath that emerges from this consistently insightful, even-handed and unexpectedly entertaining book is an acutely shy man whose bluff exterior hid a lack of confidence.
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