Shamima Begum begins appeal against loss of UK citizenship

Lawyers say Begum has been left stateless and may be killed if forced to go to Bangladesh

Shamima Begum, the woman who left Britain as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State in Syria, has launched an appeal against the Home Office’s move to revoke her citizenship and prevent her from returning to London.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:24am

US mother charged with murdering daughter she said was terminally ill

  • Kelly Renee Turner, 41, promoted ‘bucket list’ of dreams to fulfil
  • Olivia Gant, seven, died in unclear circumstances in 2017

A Colorado mother who sought donations to cover medical treatments for her daughter and promoted the girl’s “bucket list” of dreams to fulfil before she died has been indicted on a murder charge in the seven-year-old’s death, which was previously believed to be from a terminal disease.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:23am

Pro-deal MPs try to force Johnson to seek EU customs union

At least five MPs put names to amendment that could result in PM pulling EU bill

Boris Johnson could see his Brexit legislation amended to require him to negotiate a customs union with the EU, after at least five pro-deal MPs said they would support this option.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:23am

Japan grants half a million pardons to mark enthronement of emperor Naruhito

Petty crimes forgiven ahead of ceremony that completes ascension after father’s abdication in May

Japan has pardoned more than half a million people found guilty of petty crimes such as traffic violations to mark the formal ascension of Naruhito to the Chrysanthemum throne.

Naruhito proclaimed himself Japan’s new emperor and vowed to “stand with the people” after performing a series of ancient rituals on Tuesday that culminated in his appearance on the imperial throne alongside his wife, Empress Masako.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:10am

Joe: Conservatives want Trump out and Pence in

Joe Scarborough: "If there was a secret ballot in the Senate this morning, Mike Pence would be president by noon. It is that clear. They want Trump out, they want Mike Pence in. They want a return to conservative principals." Morning Joe discusses

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:03am

Berlin state cabinet agrees five-year rent freeze

Proposal to counter rising housing costs still requires approval by state parliament

Berlin’s state cabinet has agreed on a rent freeze for five years to counter rising housing costs in the German capital.

The city’s leftwing coalition government wants to freeze the rent for apartments built before 2014, according to a report by the German news agency dpa.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:32am

University vice-chancellor stands aside over blackmail claims in Pakistan

Javed Iqbal denies involvement in scandal over alleged use of CCTV footage to extort money from students in Balochistan

The vice-chancellor of a university in the volatile region of Balochistan in Pakistan has temporarily stepped down from his role following the launch of an investigation into allegations of harassment and blackmail on campus.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:29am

Auckland fire: thousands evacuated as huge blaze takes hold – video

A fire burned in the heart of New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, starting from the roof of the SkyCity centre, which is still under construction. Thousands of people were evacuated. Workers on the site were sent away immediately, but as the fire continued to rage, other areas – including New Zealand's tallest building, Sky Tower – were cleared.

The New Zealand fire service asked residents to stay clear of the city centre and a spokesperson said it was 'a very, very difficult fire to extinguish'

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:20am

Erdoğan threatens to ramp up assault on Kurds in Syria 'safe zone'

Turkish leader says he will act ‘even more strongly’ as end of US-brokered ceasefire looms

The Turkish president has threatened to press ahead with an operation against Kurdish-led forces in Syria “even more strongly” if promises made by the US regarding the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters have not been met by the time a five-day ceasefire expires.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:12am

UK to use £1bn meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

Documents show government’s plans to prioritise loans in support of major oil companies

The UK is planning to invest in Argentina’s controversial oil shale industry using a £1bn export finance deal intended to support green energy, according to government documents seen by the Guardian.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:04am

Trump reverses decision to host G-7 at his Doral resort

Following bipartisan backlash on the White House’s decision to host next year’s G-7 summit at President Trump’s Doral resort near Miami, Florida, the president tweeted out that the White House would be reversing the decision. In his Twitter thread, the

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:53am

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