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Denis Norden, TV presenter and comedy writer, dies aged 96

TV presenter and comedy writer Denis Norden has died aged 96, his family has said.<p>The host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night died on Wednesday morning after spending “many weeks” at the Royal Free hospital in north London, a statement from his children, Nick and Maggie Norden, said.<p>It added: “We’d …

North London

'This is not a man that deserves this,' Trump defends Kavanaugh – video

US President Donald Trump says he feels ‘terribly’ for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he faces a sexual assault accusation. Kavanaugh’s nomination has been threatened by a woman’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her when they were high schoolers. He has denied the charge. Trump …

Donald Trump

'Killing a generation': one million more children at risk from famine in Yemen

More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children has warned.<p>Disruption to supplies coming through the embattled Red Sea port of Hodeida could “cause starvation on an unprecedented …

Save the Children

California surgeon and 'girlfriend' charged with drug rapes

A Californian surgeon and an alleged female accomplice have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities have said there could be many more victims.<p>Grant W Robicheaux, who once appeared in a reality TV dating show, and Cerissa Laura Riley were arrested on 12 …

Newport Beach

Google's prototype Chinese search engine links searches to phone numbers

Google’s secret prototype search engine for China reportedly links users’ mobile phone numbers to what search terms they’ve used.<p>This feature would allow the Chinese government to simply associate searches with individuals, thereby putting Chinese citizens at increased risk of government repression …

Human Rights

'Ashamed': South Koreans chilled by Kim Jong-un's cuddles

When President Moon Jae-in of South Korea embraced Kim Jong-un with a broad smile on an airport tarmac in Pyongyang, a crowd of North Koreans released a deafening cheer. But in Seoul, Choi Hyo-joo winced at the display of affection, troubled that the ruler of a brutal regime was treated so …

Kim Jong-un

Kavanaugh accuser's call for FBI inquiry before testimony is dismissed

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said in a letter the FBI should investigate her claims as a “first step” before she testifies in front of the Senate judiciary committee.<p>In response, committee chairman Chuck Grassley stressed …

U.S. Supreme Court

Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool have the stamina to stick to his gameplan | Andy Hunter

In the blink of a damaged eye Roberto Firmino brought Anfield the victory its team deserved and the finale an enthralling contest merited. He also reinforced Jürgen Klopp’s point about not wishing to swap Liverpool’s front three for those of Paris Saint-Germain.<p>Liverpool made it six wins out of six …

UEFA Champions League

Jürgen Klopp: no mountain is too high for my Liverpool team to scale

Jürgen Klopp claimed Liverpool’s dramatic victory over Paris Saint-Germain showed there is not a mountain his team cannot climb in the Champions League.<p>Roberto Firmino’s injury-time winner inflicted a first defeat of the season on the French champions while maintaining Liverpool’s 100% start. The …

UEFA Champions League

Tech giants fail to distance themselves from fight against new EU climate targets

Companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft have failed to distance themselves from a lobby group’s proposal to fight any effort by the EU to set more ambitious climate change goals.<p>A leaked document shows that BusinessEurope, Europe’s biggest business lobbying group, will urge members to …

Energy Efficiency

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Lifestyle (UK)

Websites of Kinder chocolate banned over ads targeting children

A series of websites, an app and a YouTube channel promoting Kinder chocolate and toys have been banned in the UK for aiming junk food advertising at children.<p>The homepage of the Kindernauts website featured cartoons of a sun and rainbow, the promise of “fun activities” and prizes, a Kinder …

Media Industry

UK survey finds sharp decline in happiness of young women and girls

There has been a sharp decline in happiness among girls and young women in the UK in the last decade, with the majority of them blaming exams and social media for causing stress, a major survey has found.<p>Just one in four (25%) girls and young women between the ages of seven and 21 described …

Lifestyle (UK)

Liverpool 3-2 PSG: player ratings from Champions League game at Anfield

Liverpool<p><b>Alisson</b> Little to do until beaten by Meunier and no chance with the second. Kept things simple. <b>7</b><p><b>Trent Alexander-Arnold</b> Excellent as usual when going forward, did well when keeping an eye on Neymar. <b>8</b><p><b>Joe Gomez</b> Solid in centre of defence, not unduly stretched by Cavani <b>7</b><p><b>Virgil van Dijk</b> Forced …

UEFA Champions League

Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk from breathing dirty air.<p>People over 50 in areas with the highest levels of nitrogen oxide in the air showed a 40% greater risk of developing …

Dementia

Shot By My Neighbour review – a bold investigation into bloody punishment in Northern Ireland

Northern Irish teenager John left home one evening knowing he would be shot, so he changed into his tracksuit bottoms first. “Me mummy was, like: ‘Where are you going?’ and I said just to a bar for a pint.” He had been summoned by the local paramilitary group for “punishment” for his antisocial …

Northern Ireland

Sesame Street disputes writer's claim that Bert and Ernie are gay

The Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are not gay and in a relationship, the children’s show was moved to say on Tuesday after a former writer said they were.<p>In an interview with Queerty, Mark Salzman was asked if the question had ever come up when he worked on the show in the early 1980s.<p>“I …

Sesame Street

Champions League roundup: Atlético Madrid fight back to win at Monaco

<b>Atlético Madrid</b> battled their way back from a goal down to pull off a confidence-boosting 2-1 win at <b>Monaco</b> in Group A, a defiant response to their poor start to the domestic season.<p>Atlético have won only one La Liga game and their problems at home looked to have followed them into Europe when some …

UEFA Champions League

NFL greats threaten boycott of Hall of Fame in bid for insurance, revenue share

The newly formed players-only Hall of Fame Board, made up of Pro Football Hall of Fame players, are threatening a boycott of induction ceremonies unless Hall of Fame members receive health insurance and an annual salary that includes a share of NFL revenues.<p>ESPN obtained a copy of the memo sent to …

Hall of Fame

Trump administration rolls back methane pollution rule despite harmful health impacts

The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era standards to limit planet-warming methane pollution from oil and gas operations on federal lands.<p>Environmental advocates said retracting the regulation would contribute to global warming and cause more smog-forming pollution that can cause heart …

Natural Gas

Corbyn's proposals to transform Labour party parked for a year

Labour’s ruling body agreed to park some of the most controversial proposals for party reform at a marathon 10-hour meeting on Tuesday, which saw Jeremy Corbyn defeated in a series of close votes.<p>The national executive committee (NEC) set aside for a year plans for Labour councillors to be forced …

News

Michel Barnier rebuffs UK calls for flexibility on Irish border

Michel Barnier has rebuffed British calls for the European Union to change its stance on the contested issue of the Irish border, and said a “moment of truth” was fast approaching on a Brexit deal.<p>The EU’s chief negotiator said the bloc was ready “to improve” its proposal on avoiding a hard border …

European Union

Leeds maintain unbeaten start while West Brom put four past Bristol City

<b>Leeds</b> continued their unbeaten start to the Championship season as they defeated <b>Preston</b> 3-0 at Elland Road to go three points clear at the top. Liam Cooper put Leeds in front eight minutes before half-time and two second-half goals from Tyler Roberts wrapped up the points for Marcelo Bielsa’s</b> …

Bristol City

Housing associations to get £2bn investment over next ten years

Theresa May to tell housing federation it needs to take more initiative in return<p>Theresa May is to announce £2bn in extra money for housing associations over a decade, arguing that secure long-term funding for new schemes is one of the key ways to ease the housebuilding crisis.<p>Speaking at the …

Housing

Anthony Joshua slackens timekeeping after 200 rounds of sparring

Anthony Joshua expects to be in the best shape of his career against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday after ditching his alarm clock in favour of long lie-ins. The WBA, IBF and WBO champion has also scrapped his early-morning runs and introduced specific eye exercises into his training regime after …

Boxing

'Fort Trump': Donald Trump considers request for US military base in Poland

Donald Trump has said he is considering a Polish request to establish a permanent US military base in Poland as a bulwark against Russia, noting that Warsaw was prepared to pay “billions” for the facility.<p>Trump spoke on the matter at a joint press conference on Tuesday with his Polish counterpart, …

Donald Trump

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino leaves it late to sink PSG in five-goal thriller

It was the second minute of stoppage time when the ball left Roberto Firmino’s foot, when Jürgen Klopp set off on his victory run amid a crescendo of noise inside Anfield. And in that moment, even though these are only the early stages of the Champions League, perhaps we learned some more about …

UEFA Champions League

Maine: convicted murderer recaptured after third prison escape

A convicted murderer with a history of prison breaks was recaptured on Tuesday, ending a five-day manhunt. Arnold Nash escaped from Mountain View correctional facility in Charleston, Maine on Thursday evening, where he was serving out the final months of a 45-year sentence.<p>It was third time Nash …

Prison Breaks

Mauricio Pochettino accuses reporters of disrespect after Inter’s late show

Mauricio Pochettino accused journalists of disrespecting his players after Tottenham opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Internazionale.<p>Spurs led through Christian Eriksen and the manager described the performance as having been the best of the season. But there would be a …

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham fail to heed clear evidence Harry Kane needs a rest | Barney Ronay

Well, that escalated quickly. A goal up on 85 minutes: 2-1 down at the final whistle. Defeat for Tottenham to Internazionale in the Champions League makes it three defeats in three – Watford then Liverpool before this one – all of them by the same scoreline, all of them without a goal from Harry …

Harry Kane