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Wrexham house set on fire by lightning strike - 24 Jul 2019 at 1:26am - A Wrexham house roof was set on fire after being struck by lightning in the early hours of Wednesday.

KKR buying Australian Tim Tam cookie maker from Campbell for $2.2 billion - 24 Jul 2019 at 1:10am - KKR & Co said it is buying Campbell Soup Co's Australian snacks unit Arnott's Biscuits that will give it ownership of top-selling cookie brands such as Tim Tam, in a deal local media reported was worth $2.2 billion (1.8 billion ).

Mueller to testify at hearings with high stakes for Trump, Democrats - 24 Jul 2019 at 1:04am - Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies to Congress on Wednesday at a pair of televised hearings that carry high stakes for President Donald Trump and Democrats who are split between impeaching him or moving on to the 2020 election.

Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: t... - 24 Jul 2019 at 12:58am - Myanmar has made ?minimal? preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighbouring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the country saying it is ready to start repatriation.

South Korea asks Japan not to drop it from smooth-trade list - 24 Jul 2019 at 12:44am - South Korea protested on Wednesday against a Japanese plan to remove it from a Japanese list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions, saying it would undermine their decades-old economic and security cooperation and threaten free trade.

The Papers: Here comes Boris - the new 'dude' at No 10 - 24 Jul 2019 at 12:39am - The papers react to the announcement of Boris Johnson as Tory leader and new prime minister.

'Gay footballer' deletes Twitter account - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:18pm - The account was purportedly from a professional in England who would go public on Wednesday.

China's defence ministry says China-Russia joint air patrols did not enter te... - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:14pm - China's defence ministry said on Wednesday that China and Russia carried out joint air patrols on July 23 but did not enter territorial air space of any other country.

Russia says malfunction led aircraft into unintended area - South Korea media - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:14pm - Russia told South Korea that an equipment malfunction led its military aircraft into an unintended area on Tuesday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean presidential office.

Asia stocks welcome trade talks, euro on defensive - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:13pm - Asian shares on Wednesday gave a guarded welcome to hints of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade saga, while the dollar hit two-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish outcome from the European Central Bank's coming policy meeting.

Japan-South Korea relations in 'very severe' state - Japan's Suga - 23 Jul 2019 at 11:13pm - Japan's top government spokesman said on Wednesday the country's relationship with South Korea was in a "very severe" state and that Tokyo would continue to urge Seoul to take appropriate action over a string of issues that have frayed bilateral ties.

Government stops sending inmates to troubled Feltham youth jail - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:53pm - A report found an "extraordinary" decline in safety at Feltham Young Offender Institution.

Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:42pm - The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said.

Japan's Nissan to double global job cuts to over 10,000 - source - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:15pm - Nissan Motor Co Ltd plans to expand job cuts to over 10,000 to help turn around its business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, showing the tough road ahead for an automaker grappling with management upheaval.

Big Tech faces broad U.S. Justice Department antitrust probe - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:10pm - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening a broad investigation of major digital technology firms into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices, the strongest sign the Trump administration is stepping up its scrutiny of Big Tech.

Snap's Android fix, gender-changing lens boost users, shares up 9% - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:09pm - Snap Inc's Snapchat on Tuesday beat analysts' estimates for user growth and revenue, getting a boost from a better version of its Android app and the launch of new augmented reality photo lenses.

Exclusive: Deutsche Bank's problem derivatives cloud recovery - sources - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:06pm - Deutsche Bank AG's turnaround strategy rests in large part on shedding 288 billion euros (258 billion) of unwanted assets. Three bank insiders said it will take years, tying up capital that could have generated income of 500 million euros a year.

Letterbox campaign helps Afghans cope with silent war of mental health - 23 Jul 2019 at 10:04pm - Hundreds of Afghans, weary of war and unsure of the future, have joined a letter-writing campaign to share their feelings with the powerful few who will decide on peace with the Taliban and, with it, the fate of their country.

Stepping into power, Johnson seeks more diverse cabinet - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:52pm - Taking over as prime minister on Wednesday, Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a more diverse top team in a government to be tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.

Senior U.S. lawmaker rejects Justice Dept limits on Mueller testimony - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:44pm - A day before Robert Mueller's eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump's Justice Department of arrogance in instructing the former special counsel to limit the scope of his remarks and said it lacked the authority for such a directive.

Nigel Farage open to electoral pact with Boris Johnson - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:09pm - But the Brexit Party leader says the new PM must be committed to the 31 October Brexit deadline.

NHS failures over schizophrenic man's care in Aberdeen - 23 Jul 2019 at 9:02pm - Donna Ewen hopes her brother's death is not in vain after complaints about his care in Aberdeen are upheld.

Boris Johnson: New PM to form government after taking office - 23 Jul 2019 at 8:42pm - The new Conservative leader will make key appointments after taking office, as Theresa May bows out.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust: Fake doctor medicated 164 patients - 23 Jul 2019 at 8:18pm - Zholia Alemi, jailed in 2018 for fraud, treated mental health patients in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Ahead of U.S. House hearing, Republicans sharpen knives for Mueller - 23 Jul 2019 at 8:17pm - Robert Mueller stayed mum for nearly two years in the face of repeated verbal attacks on his integrity by President Donald Trump and his conservative Republican allies in Congress.

Northamptonshire police 'still failing children at risk' - 23 Jul 2019 at 8:15pm - Northamptonshire police has not corrected failings around vulnerable children, say inspectors.

Thornaby care home resident known as the 'chicken whisperer' - 23 Jul 2019 at 8:12pm - Meet Irene - the 93-year-old woman who has been dubbed her care home's "chicken whisperer".

MP's staff member resigns - on MP's Twitter page - 23 Jul 2019 at 8:01pm - An employee of Jared O'Mara uses the MP's account to quit and accuse him of "inexcusable contempt".

Who are the smokers that haven't quit? - 23 Jul 2019 at 7:37pm - While average smoking rates have plummeted, some groups have been left behind.

Hot weather: 10 tips for a better sleep - 23 Jul 2019 at 7:35pm - A simple guide to how to manage your sleep during a heatwave

China's credit push to small firms falters in factory heartland - 23 Jul 2019 at 7:33pm - China's campaign to boost loans to small firms was supposed to support the economy during its biggest slowdown in decades, but banks' reluctance to lend has left exporters and manufacturers in its southern industrial belt struggling to pay the bills.

Boris Johnson: 'The boy who wanted to be world king' - 23 Jul 2019 at 7:27pm - Political documentary maker Michael Cockerell profiles Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson.

Britain's new leader Johnson - 'We are going to get Brexit done' - 23 Jul 2019 at 7:25pm - Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.

CEO Secrets: The boss who set up the 'black LinkedIn' - 23 Jul 2019 at 7:09pm - Meet the young businesswoman making it easier for young black professionals to network.

Missing Thames swimmers spark police searches - 23 Jul 2019 at 6:03pm - Three people are missing after entering the River Thames in sweltering temperatures.

Triple joy, times two at Ulster Hospital - 23 Jul 2019 at 6:02pm - A busy day at in the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald as two sets of triplets are born within 24 hours.

Eighth London 2012 gold medallist disqualified - 23 Jul 2019 at 3:39pm - Uzbek freestyle wrestler Artur Taymazov becomes the eighth gold medallist from London 2012 to be disqualified after a doping sample re-test.

'Wasn't he on I'm a Celeb?': Public on new PM - 23 Jul 2019 at 3:21pm - As Boris Johnson gets ready to move into Downing Street, people around the country give their views.

BBC presenter Beccy Barr to leave job to become firefighter - 23 Jul 2019 at 2:52pm - The 41-year-old TV journalist says she is "excited and terrified" about her career change.

Carl Beech: Tom Watson says he held meeting 'to reassure him' - 23 Jul 2019 at 2:51pm - Labour's deputy leader says he met with the VIP abuse accuser to "reassure" him on behalf of the Met.