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Tory leadership rivals say there must be no ‘coronation’ for Boris Johnson

Rivals for the Conservative leadership have said there must be no uncontested "coronation" for leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson. Several candidates said the party needed to learn from the experience of electing Theresa May unopposed in 2016."Let's not make the same mistake again," said Home Secretary Sajid Javid.Mr Johnson was criticised for avoiding scrutiny and taking a "presidential" approach to the...

Lincolnshire floods: hundreds of homes evacuated

An RAF Chinook helicopter delivers gravel to try to stem the flow of water in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. Photograph: Cpl Phil Major/Ministry of Defence/EPAHundreds of homes have been evacuated in a Lincolnshire town following severe flooding as the local MP warned that residents are “by no means out of the woods yet”.Residents in at least 590 homes in Wainfleet and...

Report: Only 33% of American Voters Approve Trump

Only 33% of American voters approve of how President Donald Trump is performing as president, a new Quinnipiac University poll has found. The findings mark Trump's lowest approval rating and highest disapproval rating in the Quinnipiac poll. Sixty-one percent of respondents say they disapprove of the President's performance, with 55% of people saying they strongly disapprove -- the highest share of...

Queen skips Remembrance Sunday service after back sprain

The Queen has missed the Remembrance Sunday administration at the Cenotaph in London as she has sprained her back. Buckingham Palace said the Queen, 95, was "disillusioned" not to go to the occasion. The castle recently said it was the Queen's "firm goal" to go to the help, in the wake of removing time from her obligations for wellbeing reasons. She settled...

North Korea fires three missiles into sea

North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles, the US military says.WASHINGTON: North Korea launched a barrage of missiles Saturday, less than one week after being praised by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for showing 'restraint' in its weapons program.Pyongyang fired three short-range ballistic missiles from the Kangwon province, according to US Pacific Command.The launches occurred in the...

Two British teenagers killed in car crash while travelling across world’s largest salt flats

Bolivian driver also killed after car flips and third British man taken to hospitalA pair of British teenagers have been killed after their car flipped while travelling on the world’s largest salt flats in Bolivia.Freddie McLennan and Joe Atkins, both 19, died in the crash on Sunday while a third British man was taken to hospital.The 22-year-old Bolivian driver,...

Republicans Moving Away From Trump?

WASHINGTON: More senior Republicans have withdrawn support for US presidential candidate Donald Trump after his obscene remarks about women became public.At least a dozen Republicans have said they will not be voting for him, since the comments emerged on Friday.Mr Trump says he will never drop out of the race to be president and will never let his supporters...

‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, Fisher died days after suffering cardiac arrest.Carrie Fisher, the actor best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and her unflinching self-honesty that contrasted with the artifice of Hollywood celebrity, has died in Los Angeles. She was 60 years old. Her death came...

Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

The singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, one of the world’s most influential musicians, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” in the words of the Swedish Academy.He is the first American to win the prize since the novelist Toni Morrison, in 1993. The announcement, in...

US Accuses Russia For Hacking DNC

WASHINGTON — After weeks of accusations on background, the Obama administration on Friday formally pointed the finger at Russia over a series of recent hacks."The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations," said a statement from the Department of Homeland...