Nine dead and 20 trapped under collapsed building following Mumbai floods

Nine dead and 20 trapped under collapsed building following Mumbai floods

At least nine people have died and around 20 others are feared trapped under the rubble of a building which collapsed following heavy rain in Mumbai. The five-storey Hussain building in the south of the city had 11 families living in it when it collapsed. Image: Around 20 people are feared trapped under the rubble “A 43-member team is conducting rescue operations,” an official for India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) told AFP. A play…

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May accused of pursuing ‘cut and paste’ Brexit over trade deals

May accused of pursuing ‘cut and paste’ Brexit over trade deals

Theresa May has been accused of pursuing a “cut and paste” Brexit, after saying the EU’s free trade deals could form the basis of Britain’s agreements once it has left the bloc. The Prime Minister, who is currently in Japan on a three-day trip to talk about post-Brexit trade and investment, said she wanted to use the trade agreement being finalised between Brussels and Tokyo as the starting point for a future pact with Britain….

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Davis summons bosses to Chevening for new round of Brexit talks

Davis summons bosses to Chevening for new round of Brexit talks

Business leaders have been invited to Chevening House for talks next month with the Brexit Secretary. Some of Britain’s top company bosses have been summoned for talks with David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, amid mounting private sector concerns over the scope of a potential transition deal. Sky News has learnt that the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) has circulated invitations this week to captains of industry to discuss the series of position papers…

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Paedophile Ian Watkins ‘could have been caught earlier’

Paedophile Ian Watkins ‘could have been caught earlier’

South Wales Police missed chances to stop the Lostprophets singer’s abuse of children in the years before he was arrested. Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins could have been caught nearly four years earlier if South Wales Police had investigated the case properly, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has said. South Wales Police officers missed a series of chances to stop the Lostprophets singer’s abuse of children in the years before he was arrested. Watkins was…

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Winner of $758.7m Powerball lottery jackpot revealed as Mavis Wanczyk

Winner of $758.7m Powerball lottery jackpot revealed as Mavis Wanczyk

The winner of a $758.7m (£593.7m) Powerball lottery jackpot in Massachusetts has come forward to claim her prize. Mavis Wanczyk was revealed at a news conference as the recipient of the biggest single lottery prize in US history. Ms Wanczyk, a health worker from Chicopee, said: “Last night I didn’t realise I had won. Today, as I’m driving here, I was like ‘this isn’t true’. “And now it’s like, er… I am a winner. I’m…

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Biggest ever US lottery prize won by single ticket

Biggest ever US lottery prize won by single ticket

A lucky lottery player is $758.7m (£593.7m) richer after scooping the biggest-ever prize won by a single ticket in the US. The winning Powerball ticket has been claimed after it was bought at a shop in Watertown, Massachusetts. The odds of winning the jackpot were put at one in 292.2 million. Professor Cornelius Nelan, from Quinnipiac University, said the odds were about the same as flipping a coin and getting heads 28 times in a…

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Trump aide’s wife Louise Linton sorry for ‘highly insensitive’ Instagram post

Trump aide’s wife Louise Linton sorry for ‘highly insensitive’ Instagram post

The Scot apologises for the way she reacted to a woman who criticised her “deplorable” post highlighting her designer clothing. The British wife of Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary has apologised for a “highly insensitive” Instagram post that saw her lash out sarcastically at another user. Scottish-born Louise Linton, who is married to Steve Mnuchin, posted a picture of herself getting off a US government jet, accompanied by hashtags of designer labels. Her post said: “Great…

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Hurricane Gert aftermath to split UK – with North and South seeing very different weather

Hurricane Gert aftermath to split UK – with North and South seeing very different weather

Strong winds and rain are expected in the North as the storm passes across the Atlantic, but the South is set to bask in sunshine. The aftermath of Hurricane Gert is expected to hit the UK, splitting the North and South with very different weather. The storm, currently north of Bermuda, is expected to bring strong winds and rain in the North as it travels across the Atlantic and hits the UK on Sunday. However,…

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Trump: ‘Blame on both sides’ for Charlottesville violence

Trump: ‘Blame on both sides’ for Charlottesville violence

Donald Trump was on the offensive at a fiery news conference, insisting “alt-left” protesters were also to blame for the violence. Donald Trump has insisted there was “blame on both sides” during the Charlottesville clashes that left a 32-year-old woman dead. In a fiery news conference at Trump Tower in New York, the US President also defended himself against criticism that he was slow to condemn the violence. He told reporters he had wanted to…

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London Garden Bridge project scrapped

London Garden Bridge project scrapped

The Garden Bridge project in London has announced it is “winding up” due to lack of funds. Organisers said in a statement that they had “no choice” but to kill off the initiative because of London mayor Sadiq Khan’s “lack of support”. The bridge, which was forecast to cost up to £200m, was backed by former mayor Boris Johnson in 2013, but had its future thrown into doubt by a review that recommended it was…

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