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Scotsman
4 min. ago

Health warnings over children’s slime craze after investigation

It has become a huge craze among young children which has sparked millions of YouTube views and Instagram hashtags – as well as a trend to make your own DIY version at home. Now a consumer organisation has raised...

 
China's most expensive film pulled after opening weekend
BBC
9 min. ago

China's most expensive film pulled after opening weekend

China's big-budget fantasy epic Asura has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend. The 750m yuan ($112m; £85m) film reportedly made less than 50m yuan on its weekend debut. Asura's plot is based on...

 
The cameras that know if you're happy - or a threat
BBC
today, 00:48

The cameras that know if you're happy - or a threat

Facial recognition tech is becoming more sophisticated, with some firms claiming it can even read our emotions and detect suspicious behaviour. But what implications does this have for privacy and civil liberties?...

 
The 'great-grandmother of all scandals' comes to China
BBC
today, 00:29

The 'great-grandmother of all scandals' comes to China

There is a new twist in the multi-billion-dollar financial scandal surrounding the Malaysian investment fund 1MDB - possible Chinese involvement. Malaysia's new government - which took office only in May - has...

 
AI will create as many jobs as it displaces - report
BBC
today, 00:29

AI will create as many jobs as it displaces - report

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs in the UK as it will displace over the next 20 years, a report has claimed. The analysis by accountancy giant PwC found AI would boost economic growth, creating...

 
Google's job hunting service comes to UK
BBC
today, 00:29

Google's job hunting service comes to UK

Google has secured several of the UK's largest recruitment services for a local version of its jobs-hunting tool. Reed, Guardian Jobs, Haymarket and Totaljobs.com are among those providing listings, in addition to...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:11

Theresa May narrowly escapes defeat after caving in to Brexiteers

Theresa May suffered a tenth resignation in less than a fortnight as the government scraped through a crucial vote forced on ministers by Brexiteers angry at her plan for negotiations with the EU. Downing Street has...

 
May narrowly heads off defeat after caving in to Brexit hardliners
Guardian
yesterday, 23:09

May narrowly heads off defeat after caving in to Brexit hardliners

Theresa May has narrowly seen off a Commons rebellion from Conservative remainers unhappy that she had caved in to hardline Brexiters by accepting their amendments to the customs bill. The government majority was...

 
Trump's Nato approach helped make a difference, says May
Guardian
yesterday, 21:44

Trump's Nato approach helped make a difference, says May

Theresa May has defended Donald Trump’s approach to last week’s Nato summit, claiming it made all the difference in encouraging European allies to “step up” their defence spending. The US president left the Brussels...

 
Sending MPs on early holiday could make all the difference for May
Guardian
yesterday, 21:44

Sending MPs on early holiday could make all the difference for May

Few people have the power to bring forward their summer holiday. But for Theresa May, bringing forward the summer recess could make all the difference. So when rumours circulated that the government would propose that...

 
Labour plans radical selection overhaul including all BAME shortlists
Guardian
yesterday, 21:44

Labour plans radical selection overhaul including all BAME shortlists

Labour is set to bring in sweeping changes to give minority ethnic councillors and women reserved seats in local elections in a move that could radically diversify the party but also cause suspicions that the changes...

 
Scottish Government asks eight-year-olds to reveal their Brexit views
The Courier
yesterday, 19:37

Scottish Government asks eight-year-olds to reveal their Brexit views

The Scottish Government is appealing to children as young as eight to share their views on Brexit. Critics branded the Twitter plea for youngsters to “work with” the government on a Europe panel “creepy”. But the SNP...

 
Tories fear losing power as pressure grows on shamed 'sex text' minister to quit as MP
Daily Record
today, 05:06

Tories fear losing power as pressure grows on shamed 'sex text' minister to quit as MP

Former minister Andrew ­Griffiths was last night clinging on as an MP despite ­growing calls for him to quit over his sex text scandal . And it was claimed the Tories are desperate to avoid a by-election for the...

 
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BBC
today, 04:01

Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

There has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump...

 
'Billion dollar ransom': Did Qatar pay record sum?
BBC
today, 00:54

'Billion dollar ransom': Did Qatar pay record sum?

On the morning of 16 December 2015 Qatar's ruling family got bad news: 28 members of a royal hunting party had been kidnapped in Iraq. A list of the hostages was given to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who...

 
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BBC
yesterday, 23:16

Kilauea volcano: Flying lava injures 13 in Hawaii

Flying lava has struck a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring at least 13 people, state officials say. An explosion sent rocks and debris hurtling through the air and through the roof of the tourist vessel. One passenger...

 
Russian woman charged with spying in the US
BBC
yesterday, 23:16

Russian woman charged with spying in the US

The US government has charged a 29-year-old Russian woman with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while infiltrating political groups. Maria Butina had developed close ties with the Republican party and...

 
Girlfriend turns up to friend's vow renewal to find it's actually her OWN WEDDING
Daily Record
yesterday, 23:15

Girlfriend turns up to friend's vow renewal to find it's actually her OWN WEDDING

A long-term girlfriend "burst into tears" of joy when a friend's vows renewal - only to discover her boyfriend had secretly planned their wedding. Caring fiance Chris tricked partner-pf-17 years Lesley...

 

Sport

 

North End winger Daryl Horgan focused on place in the starting XI

Daryl Horgan says he is using pre-season to ‘knuckle down’ and earn a place in Preston’s starting line-up. Only five of the winger’s 23 appearances last season were starts, as he spent the majority of his time on the...

 
Anthony Joshua speaks out on Alexander Povetkin as boxing showdown is announced
Daily Star
9 min. ago

Anthony Joshua speaks out on Alexander Povetkin as boxing showdown is announced

The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion puts his belts on the line against the Russian puncher on September 22 at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, 28, had been in talks about a huge unification clash with WBC title holder...

 
World Cup: France star Olivier Giroud hits back at critics following win over Croatia
Daily Star
9 min. ago

World Cup: France star Olivier Giroud hits back at critics following win over Croatia

The Chelsea striker did not manage a single shot on target in 546 minutes of football at the tournament, and took plenty of stick for his performances in his homeland. But Giroud revealed he was inundated with...

 
Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp sent warning in brutal player assessment - EXCLUSIVE
Daily Star
9 min. ago

Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp sent warning in brutal player assessment - EXCLUSIVE

That’s according to former Reds forward Craig Bellamy. The German stopper has been heavily criticised since his disastrous performance in last season’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. Karius was at fault...

 
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to beg FOUR stars to quit summer transfer plans
Daily Star
9 min. ago

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to beg FOUR stars to quit summer transfer plans

The Italian joined the Blues on Friday with Napoli star Jorginho also making the move in a combined £57m deal. Sarri has a reputation for playing attacking and expansive football, which is a change in Chelsea's...

 
Man Utd transfer news: PSG 'throw spanner' in Tottenham plans for defender in huge blow
Daily Star
9 min. ago

Man Utd transfer news: PSG 'throw spanner' in Tottenham plans for defender in huge blow

The England star has been linked with a move away from Spurs after losing his first-team spot. Jose Mourinho is a known fan and left-back is an area that needs addressing at United. Currently, his options are Ashley...

 
 


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