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Donald Trump reminds Puerto Rico of its 'billions of dollars' of debt amid humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria

The US ramped up its response on Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, even as President Donald Trump brought up the island’s struggles before Hurricane Maria struck - including "billions of dollars" in debt to "Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with."<p>The Trump …

Caribbean

South Koreans snap up war survival kits amid fears of looming conflict with the North

Demand for war survival kits is rising in South Korea as the annual autumn Chuseok holiday approaches amid the rising threat of conflict between Pyongyang and Washington.<p>Chuseok is a harvest festival when Koreans honour their ancestors and traditionally give each other food or hygiene-related …

North Korea

Smoke fills passenger jet's cabin in emergency at California airport

Smoke filled the cabin of an Allegiant Air jet after it landed at a California airport on Monday, forcing coughing passengers to cover their faces with shirts and firefighters to board the plane, authorities said.<p>None of the 150 passengers or six crew members was injured when the plane from Las …

Aviation

Pioneering nerve treatment gives man in vegetative state signs of consciousness for the first time in 15 years

A 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years is showing signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering treatment based on nerve stimulation.<p>In the month since a vagus nerve stimulator was put into his chest, the man, who was injured in a car accident, has begun responding …

Consciousness

Chelsea Manning barred from entering Canada for offences 'similar to treason'

Chelsea Manning, a former American soldier jailed for leaking troves of classified information, said on Monday that she was banned from entering Canada due to criminal convictions in the United States.<p>Manning had tried to cross at the official border office at Lacolle, Quebec, on Friday. On Monday, …

Chelsea Manning

How war with North Korea could start and what it would look like

North Korea has frequently warned that a full-scale conflict is about to break out on the Korean Peninsula - and with belligerent comments coming from both Pyongyang and Washington DC in recent weeks, that possibility may be inching closer.<p>What was previously dismissed as wild rhetoric, the …

North Korea

Republican plans to scrap Obamacare on verge of collapse as third senator comes out against bill

The latest attempt to scrap Obamacare was on the verge of collapse after a third Republican came out against the bill, denying it the 50 votes needed to get through the Senate.<p>In what will be a fresh blow to Donald Trump, it now appears unlikely that the measure, drawn up by Senators Lindsey Graham …

U.S. Congress

National Grid can tell you when to use your washing machine - 48 hours in advance

National Grid will be able to tell people the cheapest time to turn on a washing machine up to two days in advance.<p>New software, developed with conservation charity WWF, breaks the day down into two-hour segments, warning users when energy is at peak demand and informing them when demand is low.<p>It …

Energy

Highest-paid BBC stars fail to make top 10 in all-time greats list

When it came to their BBC wages, they came out on top.<p>But it seems the bumper pay packets of the likes of Graham Norton, Chris Evans and Jeremy Vine does not necessarily to translate into acclaim from their colleagues.<p>The BBC's highest paid presenters failed to make the top 10 in a list of all-time …

Graham Norton

Prostate cancer treatment could cure men for whom there was no hope

A breakthrough in treatment for prostate cancer could cure thousands of men whose disease was thought to be incurable, research suggests.<p>The Institute of Cancer Research said the findings were a “great leap forward” which could help around 3,000 men a year for whom there would otherwise be little …

Cancer

Great British Bake Off is unrealistic, Nigella Lawson says

Whether it is a tray of tarts or a platter of pastries, most viewers are left in awe at the culinary perfection achieved by contestants on The Great British Bake Off.<p>But Nigella Lawson has claimed that the show is unrealistic, as she has “never had two biscuits that look identical”.<p>The celebrity …

Great British Bake Off

National Grid’s ‘greenest summer’ ever spells trouble for fossil fuel plants

Britain’s energy system provided its greenest ever electricity to homes and businesses over the summer due to a surge in wind and solar power which spells trouble for traditional power plant operators.<p>National Grid said almost 52pc of the country’s power demand was met by low carbon sources, such …

Energy

Brian Moore's Full Contact: Listen to Brian's fury as academics call for no tackling or scrums in schools rugby

Alongside Brian this week is <i>The Telegraph’s</i> rugby news correspondent Gavin Mairs.<p>They speak with Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards and the RPA’s CEO Damien Hopley.<p>We also get a look at the Pro14 with former Scarlet Rupert Moon, and Eorl Crabtree joins in to give a run-down of the …

Rugby Union

Catalan president 'could be arrested over independence referendum'

Spain's chief public prosecutor on Monday refused to rule out ordering the arrest of Catalonia's president as Spanish authorities continued a crackdown against a banned independence referendum in the region.<p>Jose Manuel Maza said Carles Puigdemont could be charged with civil disobedience, abuse of …

Referendums

Jeremy Corbyn accused of having an 'ostrich strategy' to anti-Semitism as Labour activists compare Israel to Nazi Germany

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by one of his own MPs of having an “ostrich strategy” to anti-Semitism as Israel was compared to Nazi Germany at a conference fringe meeting.<p>Wes Streeting, the Labour MP for Ilford North made the comments after Labour activists discussed expelling Jewish groups from …

Referendums

Google replaces Bing to become Apple's default Siri search engine

Apple confirmed that its smart assistant Siri will now use Google rather than Bing for searches, in a sign of increasing integration between the two tech giants.<p>Customers searching on Apple's Safari browser across its Mac, iPad and iPhone portfolio already received Google search results, and …

Google

Tony Pulis accuses Alexis Sanchez of 'cheating' as decision go Arsenal's way in victory over West Brom

Tony Pulis accused Alexis Sanchez of "cheating" after Arsenal's 2-0 victory over West Brom at the Emirates.<p>A number of decisions did not go West Brom's way, including what looked like a certain penalty, as an Alexandre Lacazette brace claimed all three points for the Gunners.<p>However, before Arsenal …

Soccer

Gordon Strachan preparing for long-haul if Scotland qualify for 2018 World Cup

Gordon Strachan could still be Scotland manager in 2020 if his players qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia. The Scots must beat Slovakia and Slovenia and negotiate the play-offs to book a place in next summer’s tournament climax and, although Strachan would not be drawn on specifics, he …

Long Haul

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp considers unleashing 'fab four' on Spartak Moscow for first time this season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has the chance to unleash his ‘fab four’ for the first time this season as he called on his players to start a fresh era of Champions League history.<p>Klopp has been unable to start the attacking quartet of Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed …

English Premier League

W1A's mix of physical, visual and verbal slapstick is as pin-sharp as ever - series three, episode two review

The great thing about <b>W1A</b> (BBC Two), John Morton’s parody of life at the not-so-beating heart of Broadcasting House, is that it can appeal to both lovers and haters of the BBC in equal measure. The former can sit back and giggle and see it as the tongue-in-cheek love letter to the foibles of a great …

TV

Ronald Koeman: Give Davy Klaassen time to adapt to football in England

Ronald Koeman says Davy Klaassen needs more time to adapt to the demands of the Premier League after a disappointing start to his Everton career.<p>Klaassen arrived with high hopes following his £23.6 million move from Ajax, but has so far been unable to impose himself on the English game.<p>He was …

Soccer

Pep Guardiola urges Sergio Aguero to break Man City scoring record

Kyle Walker needed no time to digest the question when asked to offer a little insight about Sergio Aguero, who will join Eric Brook as Manchester City’s all-time record scorer on 177 goals if he finds the net against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.<p>“Well, to play …

Soccer

Liar, episode three review: revealing who was lying felt like it cheated viewers

I’d been enjoying the Williams brothers’ potboiler-ish thriller <b>Liar</b> (ITV). Admittedly, the torrid storyline and the manipulative insistence on introducing shock-horror twists into the plot at regular intervals sorely tested credibility in the two previous episodes. But it was a story that seemed …

TV

A game for West Brom to forget, but a night Gareth Barry will always remember

The tributes flowed for Gareth Barry pre-match but it is a first-half incident that proved the veteran midfielder’s enduring worth as he collected possession and instinctively set Jay Rodriguez running through on the Arsenal goal.<p>Albion should have eventually been awarded a penalty following that …

Soccer

US should 'negotiate with the Taliban' says cricketer turned politician Imran Khan

Cricket legend and potential Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan on Monday criticized the United States’ new strategy for Afghanistan and said that the US should negotiate with the Taliban instead of aiming to destroy it.<p>"More fighting and bloodshed is not the answer," Khan said in an exclusive …

Pakistan

Middlesex put into a spin by Somerest amid Taunton surface controversy

Somerset’s relegation battle with Middlesex is shaping up to be the most acrimonious conflict the West of England has seen since the Battle of Sedgemoor in the Monmouth Rebellion.<p>Middlesex, last year’s champions but likely to be relegated if they are beaten by Somerset, have made no public …

Somerset

Venezuela accuses Donald Trump of acting 'as if he was the world’s emperor' at the UN

Venezuela accused US President Donald Trump Monday of acting like "the world’s emperor," batting back Trump’s biting rebukes on the global stage of the U.N. General Assembly.<p>Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza’s speech at assembly came a day after Trump signed a travel ban affecting some Venezuelan …

Venezuela

Johanna Konta's hard-court woes continue as she loses tight three-setter to world No 37

Johanna Konta’s hard-court woes continued as she was beaten in a tight three-setter at the Wuhan Open by Ashleigh Barty, the world No 37 from Australia.<p>This was her third straight defeat, and fifth from seven matches since she reached the semi-final of Wimbledon in July.<p>The form slump is all the …

Tennis

Children leaving school fatter than ever despite drop in early obesity

Children are leaving school fatter than ever - even though obesity is dropping among new arrivals, a new report shows.<p>The statistics from Public Health England tracking children’s weight for almost a decade show “alarming” levels of obesity among those leaving primary school, officials said.<p>In …

Diabetes

Dozens of British fighters on the loose in Syria as Islamic State crumbles

Dead. Captured. On the run.<p>Those are the probable fates of the dozens of British citizens who travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the so called Islamic State terror group.<p>But even as the so-called Caliphate crumbles, remarkably little is known about what has become of its British followers.<p>“It …

Islamic State (ISIS)