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Nikki Haley Pulls Us Out Of 'cesspool' Un Human Rights Council
  •  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley deliver the verdict in a joint appearance at the State Department
  • Haley says organization has 'chronic bias against Israel' and that its members including Cuba and China have themselves been accused of rights violations
  • Haley threatened the pull-out last year, citing longstanding U.S. complaints that the 47-member council is biased against Israel 
  • Tuesday's announcement comes day after U.N. human rights chief denounced the Trump administration for separating migrant children from their parents
  • Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called move 'an unequivocal sign that enough is enough' 
Hundreds Of A-level Students Furious After A French Exam Included 'impossible To Answer' Question
  • Students confused during an A-level French exam over an 'impossible' question
  • Exam board Eduqas has admitted it made a mistake during an audio extract 
  • Anxious students have demanded answers over how the test marks will be given
How To Block Those Infuriating Phone Pests
  • Britons were bombarded with 3.9bn nuisance calls and text messages last year
  • Government set to introduce a law that will ban cold calls about pensions
  • It means firms will no longer be permitted to ring people at home out of the blue
Nhs Boss Warns Of Cannabis Addiction Risk For Kids After Former Tory Leader Calls For Legalisation
  • Simon Stevens said legalising cannabis risks making children think it is safe
  • Emphasised in speech that it increases risk of long-term psychiatric problems
  • Comes as government announced a review of rules around medicinal cannabis
  • Downing Street slapped down Lord Hague, saying it had ‘no plans’ to relax the laws on recreational use of cannabis;
  • Mr Javid said 10,000 children with drug-resistant epilepsy could benefit from using cannabis-based medicines;
  • Alfie’s mother Hannah Deacon wept with joy and relief when she was told the Home Office was giving her a licence to treat him with cannabis oil;
  • Critics warned cannabis use was already being decriminalised ‘by the back door’ with levels of seizures and prosecutions plummeting;
  • Barack Obama’s former drug policy adviser said selling cannabis on the open market risked a public health disaster.
Scottish Estate Used By The Dambusters As A Secret Testing Ground On Sale For £2.8million
  • The 1,041-acre Glenstriven Estate, built in 1860, was used as a testing ground for the wartime 'bouncing bomb'
  • Stunning estate in Argyll, western Scotland, overlooks a large loch and is a popular pheasant hunting ground
  • The grounds boasts an 1860 country house, sporting facilities, woodlands, coastal gardens and a private pub
  • It's believed that 200 inert bombs were dropped in the loch during training runs ahead of the Dambuster raid
Gay Doctor Put Hundreds Of Lives At Risk By Hiding His Hiv Infection
  • Doctor altered a document from a 2010 negative HIV test when applying for job
  • After testing positive at home, he submitted blood under patients name to check
  • His failure to declare infection, led to nearly 400 patients being offered tests
  • Bone specialist avoided jail and walked free on a suspended sentence
Dramatic Moment Ejector Seat Firm Blasts Dummy From Cockpit
  • Ejector seat maker Martin-Baker carries out spectacular high altitude test
  • Gloster Meteor made famous in WWII used for its first UK test in eight years
  • Company described test in Oxfordshire as 'truly unique' and a 'huge success'
  • It comes after firm admitted health and safety law breach over pilot's death
Un Say Record 68.5 Million People Displaced Worldwide
  • Millions have been forced from homes, notably in Myanmar and Syria, UN says
  • By the end of 2017, number was nearly 3 million higher than in the previous year
  • Current figure of 68.5 million is equivalent to the entire population of Thailand
Graffiti Community Pays Tribute To Victims Killed By Train In London 
  • One teenager aged 19 and two 23-year-olds are known as graffiti artists K-Bag, Lover and Trip, fans have said
  • They believed to have died while spraypainting walls after being struck by a train in South London
  • British Transport Police were called to Loughborough Junction in South London after 7.30am on Monday 
  • The tragedy took place on an elevated stretch of track with no ‘refuge’ to escape trains on busy commuter line
Britain's Brightest Students Celebrate The End Of Their Exams At Cambridge's May Ball
  • Some of the country's brightest thinkers and leaders of tomorrow let down their hair for the all-night May Ball
  • Still clad in dinner jackets and floor-length dresses, Cambridge students celebrated on the streets of the city 
  • After enjoying a five-course meal at the Great Hall, many headed for the River Cam to continue the festivities
  • The occasion gives young revellers a chance to frolic in the streets as they celebrate the end of their exams
Patients Will Be Allowed To Use Cannabis Oil On Personal Licenses
  • England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies would lead advisory group
  • Home Office Minister Nick Hurd caved yesterday following widespread outrage
  • Billy has relied on the oil to suppress up to 100 seizures a day, and had travelled to Canada with his mother, Charlotte, to buy a six-month supply 
Officer Stands Guard With Shotgun During Rescue At Cahills Crossing, Nt, In Crocodile-infested Water
  • A police officer has stood guard with a shotgun during a dangerous rescue 
  • Two people became stuck in their car in crocodile-infested waters last month 
  • Tour guides were forced to wade through the dangerous water to rescue them 
  • Incredible images of the operation were captured by tourists on a nearby boat  
  • A fisherman, 47, was killed by a crocodile at the notorious crossing just last year 
Police Are Digging At Disused Allotment, Hoping To Find Body Of Donna Keogh, Who Vanished In 1998
  •  Police are clearing a  patch of wasteland looking for the body of Donna Keogh
  •  The 17-year-old went missing in April 1998 from home town Middlesborough
  •  Detective Chief Superintendent Jon Green said search expected to take 5 days
Grenfell Cladding 'was Unlawful' On Tragic Tower Where 72 Perished
  • Grenfell-style cladding is to be banned by the Government it has been claimed 
  • Housing Secretary James Brokenshire said another tragedy must be avoided
  • An inquiry into the disaster has found the tower block had combustible filling
Windsor Cyclist Bashes Into Horse On Quiet Road During Triathlon
  • Rider says there was no warning of a triathlon on the road she was using
  • Footage shows cyclists speed past as one bashes into terrified horse's side 
  • Rider Jennifer Katherine says cyclist showed no remorse and none stopped 
  • Human Race Events said anyone responsible would be disqualified from the race
  • TV presenter and keen cyclist Jeremy Vine shared video with caption 'appalling'
Bill Clinton's 'son' Slams The Former President For 'abandoning Him'
  • Danney Williams The 32-year-old has long claimed that he is the love child of mother Bobbie Ann, a former prostitute, and Clinton who she met in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1984says Bill Clinton is guilty of hypocrisy after the former president showed sympathy for the migrant children at the border but abandoned his 'son' 
  • 'The same man that is sympathetic to the immigrant children....is indeed the same man that sacrificed me, his own son....' he said in a tweet on Tuesday 
  • The 32-year-old, a father of five, took to Twitter to send a Father's Day message to the former president last year 
  • He tweeted: I'm not looking for sympathy nor welfare, I just wish you didn't forget about me @BillClinton. #BillClintonSon #ClintonKid'
Faux German Heiress Turns Down Plea Deal And Will Go To Trial
  • Anna Sorokin appeared in court in Manhattan on Tuesday on grand larceny charges 
  • She posed as heiress Anna Delvey to swindle hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • She claimed to be the daughter of a Russian billionaire but was in fact a fashion magazine intern from Germany 
  • The allegations include walking out on hotel and restaurant bills and  convincing people to make 'investments' in her and a purported business 
  • On Tuesday, Justice  Diane Kiesel rejected her plea for a three-year sentence
  • She said it would be a 'slap on the wrist' and that Sorokin showed no remorse 
  • Now, the 27-year-old faces 15 years behind bars if convicted at trial  
Anti-brexit Tories Facing A Grassroots Revolt After Threatening To Side With Labour
  • Vote effectively gives Parliament power to direct what government does if there is no deal or it is voted down by MPs
  • Some MPs have been warned they face deselection if they rebel in vote today
  • Ringleader Anna Soubry admitted behaviour was angering constituency
Gangs Sell Bank Details And Passwords On Sites Available Via Google
  • Criminals are using websites available via Google to buy and sell bank details
  • Public chat forums are being used to trade sensitive banking details
  • Fraud prevention service Cifas said trade was fuelling an identity theft epidemic
Southgate Station Explosion: At Least Five People Injured In Blast
  • Two people hospitalised and three injured after explosion at Southgate station
  • Blast caused by short-circuiting power drill battery, British Transport Police say  
  • Underground station in North London remains closed while officers investigate 
British Twin Sisters Are Convicted Of Attacking A Policewoman
  • Alena and Sasha Parker, 37, fiercely protested their innocence after their arrest 
  • The twins who were working as lawyers in Dubai have been convicted of assault  
  • One of sisters allegedly slammed an ambulance door on a policewomen's hand
Murdoch's £11.7billion Bid To Buy Sky Is Set To Go Ahead
  • 21st Century Fox expected to be given the green light to buy Sky within days 
  • It will sell Sky News to Disney with a series of restrictions and guarantees 
  • Culture Secretary Matt Hancock said he will endorse the 'improved' protections
  • A commitment from Disney to operate and maintain a Sky News branded news service for 15 years rather than 10 years
  • A restriction on Disney from selling Sky News for 15 years without the consent of the Secretary of State
  • An extension of the funding commitment from 21st Century Fox from 10 years to 15 years
  • An increase in the total funds available to Sky News, to at least £100 million per year, with operating costs protected in real terms
  • A formal commitment from Disney to preserve the editorial independence of Sky News
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Join The Queen At Royal Ascot
  • Newlyweds Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, joined the monarch for traditional carriage procession at Royal Ascot 
  • The beaming royal couple presented a trophy to the winner of the St James's Palace Stakes
  • Other senior royals including Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Anne were in attendance
  • Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also took part in the carriage procession on the first day of Ascot 
Former Tfl Board Member Calls 'graffiti Artists' Killed On Railway 'criminals'
  • Brian Cooke suspended by Tories this year for calling a rival a 'two-faced s***' 
  • Tweeted a tirade of abuse towards the three men killed on South London railway 
  • He said: 'They are common scum and criminals who cost the railway millions'
Kirsty Is Favourite With Bookies To Get Question Time Job As David Dimbleby Quits After 25 Years 
  • Kirsty Wark, 63, would be the first female host of the BBC1 debating series
  • Her Newsnight colleague Emily Maitlis is second favourite with bookies 
  • David Dimbleby, 79, will leaves the television show in December after 25 years 
John Leslie Arrives At Court For Sexual Assault Trial
  • Ex-TV presenter was arrested over allegations he touched a woman's bottom 
  • Court hears the woman was dancing with Leslie when he allegedly touched her
  • The 53-year-old former TV presenter denies the claims and is now on trial 
  • She said it had impacted on her relationship with her husband, friends and work
  • Leslie's DNA and that of two others were on her trousers but not her tutu or pants
Rapper Xxxtentacion, 20, Shot Dead In Miami In 'armed Robbery' As He Left Motorcycle Dealership
  • The rising hip-hop star was gunned down Monday afternoon
  • He was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital in 'comatose' condition
  • Suspects are two males wearing hoodies and driving a black Dodge Journey
  • Witnesses said a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from XXX's car
  • He was awaiting trial for domestic violence on his pregnant girlfriend
  • He served six months in prison in 2015 on armed home invasion charges
  • Kanye and Diplo paid tribute, thanking the young rapper for being an inspiration
  • Also paying respects on Twitter are J. Cole, Travis Barker and Miley Cyrus
Health Secretary Puts Social Care Reform On Hold Again Meaning Pensioners Face Catastrophic Bills
  • Health Secretary said long-awaited Green Paper won't be out until the autumn 
  • Older Britons still forced to deny children inheritance to pay sky-high care costs
  • Broken system means users are liable for full cost until savings fall to just £23.5k
'isis-supporting' Uber Driver 'attacked Police At Buckingham Palace'
  • Mohiussunnath Chowdhury allegedly rammed into police at Buckingham Palace
  • The Uber driver, 26, told the Old Bailey he wanted to kill himself in the attack
  • His sister grew concerned when he suggested watching Channel 4 drama The State about British-born ISIS fighters
Thomas Markle Reveals Warning To Harry When He Asked To Marry Meghan
  • Thomas Markle has given first TV interview about Meghan, Prince Harry and the turmoil before their wedding 
  • Father-of-three underwent heart surgery just before daughter's big day in May and watched from US B&B
  • He said: 'I cried. I'm a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history instead of a dad walking his daughter down the aisle'
  • Mr Markle hasn't met Harry or seen Meghan since they married but says he hopes to come to London soon
  • He said: 'I would certainly love to meet the Queen. She's one of the most incredible women in the world' 
  • Private chats also reveal Harry told him he is 'open to Brexit' and said DonaldTrump should be 'given a chance' 
  • Piers Morgan says Mr Markle agreed to interview for a 'few thousand pounds' so he could 'set record straight'
  • Father-of-three said he was upset to have missed his daughter's wedding and watched in tears from 'the couch' of a B&B after being discharged from hospital;
  • Said he was now a 'footnote on one of the greatest moments in history' - and he was jealous but thankful that 'handsome' Prince Charles stepped in;
  • He has apologised to the couple for his staged paparazzi photos calling it a 'serious mistake' that Harry and Meghan were 'very forgiving about';
  • Thomas says he is looking forward to coming to London to meet Harry soon, calls Queen an 'incredible woman' and would love to see her during visit;
  • Meghan has always wanted children - and says although she is not pregnant there will be a child soon;
  • He is recovering well from heart surgery but couldn't have physically walked down the aisle a month ago;
  • Harry told him he was 'open' to Brexit and said that Trump should be 'given a chance';
Care Worker, 60, Died After Getting Trapped Naked In An Airing Cupboard
  • Elizabeth Mary Isherwood died during a week-long stay at a Welsh holiday home 
  • She had arrived at the Plas Talgarth holiday complex near Machynlleth alone 
  • An inquest heard she became trapped when the cupboard's door knob came off
  • A maintenance worker found her body after water poured through the ceiling
No Joke: Head Of Bbc Comedy Says Oxbridge White Blokes Of Python Wouldn’t Get On Tv Now 
  • Monty Python would not stand a chance of getting on TV now says BBC boss 
  • Head of comedy Shane Allen said the broadcaster is looking for more diversity
  • His comments came as he unveiled new programmes including an all-woman sketch show which are far removed from past ‘Oxbridge white bloke’s’ comedy
Why Is Banned Ex-fifa Boss Sepp Blatter At The World Cup?
  • Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived in Moscow on Tuesday 
  • Blatter's spokesman said he is set to meet with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday 
  • The 82-year-old is currently serving a six-year FIFA ban for unethical conduct 
Glamour Model Reveals How Isis Recruiter Brainwashed Her On Facebook
  • Kimberley Miners, 29, claims she was groomed and indoctrinated online by ISIS 
  • The former glamour model was brainwashed by IS recruiter Naweed Hussain
  • She was arrested by anti-terror police but released with no further action   
Eu Sacrifice Italy And Greece To Save Merkel
  • German Chancellor is hosting the French President for talks on EU reform today
  • The pair will discuss flashpoint issue of immigration currently dividing the bloc 
  • Comes after Merkel's coalition allies threatened to start turning away migrants
  • CSU party gave her two weeks to convince EU powers to deal with migrant crisis
  • An EU draft statement has emerged telling members to crack down on asylum seekers moving through the bloc
Knives And Gun Amnesty Sees Huge Hauls Amassed In Essex And West Midlands
  • Knife haul was collected across Essex; guns handed in to West Midlands police
  • A .44 Magnum revolver, 20 shotguns, a Winchester Repeater rifle and WWII flare gun were among 100 amassed in firearms amnesty - in just three-week period 
  • Comes as Government plans to ban 'Zombie' blades in major crackdown
  • Around 1,500 blades were collected by anti-knives charity in just three months 
Sajid Javid Will Overhaul 'unsatisfactory' Rules On Medical Cannabis
  • Sajid Javid has announced that rules on medical cannabis are being overhauled
  • Home Secretary revealed that cannabis oil licence being granted to Alfie Dingley
  • Cabinet had appeared split on whether to loosen rules on medicinal cannabis
  • Ex-Tory leader Lord Hague has said that cannabis should be fully legalised
Royal Ascot Fashion As Day One Of The Horse Racing Gets Underway
  • Elegant racegoers dressed to impress as they arrived for the first day of Royal Ascot on Tuesday
  • Floral frocks and flamboyant hats were on display as the five-day racing spectacle got underway
  • The Queen, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex arrived as the royals turned out in force for the event
  • New security measures have been introduced for the meet in a bid to crack down on anti-social behaviour 
  • Relaxed dress code for the Windsor enclosure means women can wear crop tops to the event for the first time
Double Fault! Confusion Over Becker’s New Role As Car Diplomat, Despite Bankruptcy After £54m Debt
  • Boris Becker announced he was made attache for the Central African Republic
  • The German former tennis pro was then officially listed as a diplomat by the CAR 
  • Hours later Charles Armel Doubane denied he had approved the appointment 
  • Mr Becker declared bankruptcy last year in the hope of clearing £54million debt
Britain Should Consider Legalising Recreational Drugs, Says Ex-tory Leader William Hague
  • Lord Hague said PM should be 'bold' and introduce 'major change' in policy
  • Also said idea that it can be driven off the streets by the state is 'deluded'
  • Case of Billy Caldwell has proven longstanding policy is utterly out of date
Drivers Overcharged By £2.50 Per Tank As Prices Hit Highest Level In Three Years
  • Retailers suffered a £500M windfall according to the research by FairFuel UK
  • Study found massive differences in prices at forecourts only a few miles apart
  • Motoring groups say rural dwellers are worst affected by inflated fuel prices because the lack of competition means sellers set whatever price they like 
  • Petrol and diesel cars will not now be outlawed in 2040, it was claimed last night. Theresa May's 'Road to Zero Strategy', designed to eliminate pollution, is due to be published tomorrow. But the Financial Times reports the plan has been diluted, with new, weaker, language.
Over-excited England Fans Clamber Over Moving Cars As They Pour Out Of Pubs
  • England fans took to the streets to raucously celebrate into the night after their side beat Tunisia on Monday 
  • Hundreds of fans brought a Plymouth street to a standstill after Harry Kane scored in the 91st minute
  • One jubilant supporter in a red England shit was filmed being thrown off a car when it braked suddenly  
Newcastle Headmistress At Private School Arrested In Fraud Probe
  • Hilary French, 62, has been dismissed from Newcastle High School for Girls
  • A letter to parents said the decision was taken after a 'rigorous internal process'
  • School, where fees are up to £13K a year, is part of the Girls' Day School Trust
Fight Between Tailgating Drivers On Scarborough Roundabout
  • Bizarre scene captured on two different dashcams shows road rage incident
  • Furious lorry driver  stops in middle of roundabout to fight with citreon driver
  • Citreon driver tries to headbutt lorry driver before punching him in face
  • Driver with second dash cam footage breaks up brawl on Staxton roundabout
Grenfell Inquiry: Work On Exposed Pipes Had Not Started Before Blaze
  • Grenfell Tower had the wrong pipes, having dry mains instead of wet mains   
  • Buildings that are more than 50 metres in height are required to have wet mains  
  • Grenfell  is 67.3 metres in height and had dry mains and no wet mains
  • Lifts were unfit for evacuating the building and aiding the emergency response