Charlie Gard: ‘Last precious moments’ for parents with their son

Charlie Gard: ‘Last precious moments’ for parents with their son

Charlie Gard’s parents are spending their “last precious moments” with their terminally ill son after ending their legal fight to take him to the US for treatment. Lawyers said Chris Gard and Connie Yates want to spend the “maximum amount of time they have left with Charlie”. The couple ended the case after a US doctor told them it was now too late to treat Charlie’s rare genetic condition. Great Ormond Street Hospital has not…

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Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

US President Donald Trump has issued a challenge to Republican senators to rally behind their healthcare bill, on the eve of a crucial vote. “Now is the time for action,” President Trump said in a rare healthcare speech. A procedural vote is due on Tuesday as Republicans push forward in their attempt to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature law. But among Republicans there is confusion about the bill and it is unclear whether it will…

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Woman dies from tick disease caught from infected cat

Woman dies from tick disease caught from infected cat

A Japanese woman has died of a tick-borne disease caught from a cat, in what is thought to be the first such mammal to human transmission. Japan’s health ministry said the woman in her 50s had been helping a weakening stray cat when she was bitten. Ten days later, she died of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS), which is carried by ticks. With no tick bite detected, doctors assume the illness must have been…

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Israel removes metal detectors from al-Aqsa compound

Israel removes metal detectors from al-Aqsa compound

Palestinians continue to protest as mosque official says move does not fulfill Muslims’ demands to remove CCTV cameras. Israel has decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem and replace them with more advanced surveillance cameras. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet voted to remove the metal detector gates after a meeting lasting several hours convening for a second time on Monday. Sheikh Najeh…

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Charlie Gard parents end legal fight as time runs out for ‘beautiful’ baby

Charlie Gard parents end legal fight as time runs out for ‘beautiful’ baby

The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard have ended their legal challenge to take him to the US for experimental treatment. A lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told the High Court “time had run out” for the baby. Mr Gard said it meant his “sweet, gorgeous, innocent little boy” will not reach his first birthday on 4 August. “To let our beautiful little Charlie go” is “the hardest thing we’ll ever have…

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Cristiano Ronaldo motivated by success of Barcelona’s Messi, Neymar

Cristiano Ronaldo motivated by success of Barcelona’s Messi, Neymar

Cristiano Ronaldo has told ESPN that competition with players like Lionel Messi and Neymar is what keeps him motivated to stay at the highest level. Ronaldo, 32, ended last season by winning La Liga and retaining the Champions League, a feat that has made him favourite to land the Ballon d’Or for a record-equalling fifth time. The Portugal international says that “healthy” competition with the Barcelona duo and other elite players is what makes him…

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IDP camps in Nigeria ‘hit by suicide bombers’

IDP camps in Nigeria ‘hit by suicide bombers’

At least eight people killed after female suicide attackers strike two IDP camps in Maiduguri, Civilian-JTF group says. At least eight people have been killed after female suicide bombers attacked two camps hosting internally displaced people (IDP) in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, a civilian self-defence group said. It was the first major attack on a displaced persons camp in the city which is the birthplace of Boko Haram. Nigeria: 82 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram…

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Poland President Andrzej Duda vetoes judiciary reform

Poland President Andrzej Duda vetoes judiciary reform

Duda vetoed bills that give politicians power to remove judges and the justice minister to appoint court presidents.   Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has announced he will veto two contentious bills that are widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system and are part of a planned legal overhaul by the ruling party that has sparked days of nationwide protests. In announcing his decision on Monday, Duda broke openly for the first time…

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Pep Guardiola facing a big second season in charge of Manchester City

Pep Guardiola facing a big second season in charge of Manchester City

The pressure is on Pep Guardiola after a frustrating debut season at Manchester City, so can he deliver silverware in the new campaign? We put the Catalan under the microscope in the first of a new series on the managers of the Premier League’s top six.  What happened last year?  Guardiola took English football by storm when he started his Manchester City tenure with 10 consecutive wins, but in the end, that run of form…

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Man City complete signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco

Man City complete signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco

Manchester City have signed Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco, both clubs have confirmed. Neither club disclosed the fee, but sources told ESPN FC at the weekend that the deal could be worth up to £52 million. “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City,” Mendy told City’s official website. “They are one of Europe’s leading clubs and in Pep Guardiola they have a manager committed to playing attacking football. “I am sure that…

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