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Tory leadership: Labour calls for inquiry into Liz Truss event

Image source, PA MediaImage caption, Liz Truss's team insists she had no part in organising the event at a London club last yearTory leadership hopeful Liz Truss should be investigated over allegations she did not declare thousands of pounds spent on wooing MPs at a dinner event, Labour has said.Labour says a so-called "Fizz with

China fires missiles near Taiwan after Pelosi visit

By Alys Davies & Yaroslav LukovBBC NewsMedia caption, Watch: China launches missiles in Taiwan drillsChina has fired missiles near Taiwan as part of huge military drills following a visit by senior US politician Nancy Pelosi to the island.Taiwan said China launched 11 ballistic missiles into waters around Taiwan's north-east and south-west coasts.Japan said five Chinese

Tim Westwood: BBC launches inquiry into response to claims against DJ

By Chi Chi Izundu and Ruth EvansUK InsightImage source, SOPA Images / Getty ImagesAn independent inquiry led by a barrister is to be launched by the BBC into what it knew about the conduct of former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood.The corporation previously acknowledged six complaints about bullying and sexual misconduct, which the DJ denies.Independent

US police charged over death of Breonna Taylor

Image source, FacebookImage caption, Breonna Taylor, 26, was a decorated emergency medical technicianFour US police officers have been arrested and charged over the fatal 2020 shooting of Breonna Taylor.Ms Taylor was killed in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, by plainclothes police who were executing a "no-knock" search warrant.The hospital worker, 26, was shot as officers

China hits out at top US politician’s visit to Taiwan

By Yvette Tan & David MolloyBBC News Media caption, Watch historic moment Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan, the first visit by such a senior US official in decadesUS Speaker Nancy Pelosi has met Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in a visit that has been strongly condemned by China. Ms Pelosi, the most senior US politician in

Stephen King testifies against merger of publishing giants

Image source, Getty ImagesAmerican horror novelist Stephen King is taking on a new monster: corporate consolidation. The author was the star witness in an anti-trust trial to block the two biggest US publishers' $2.2bn merger. The US Department of Justice called on King to testify about how the proposed tie-up of Penguin Random House and

Cost of filling a tank falls by £5 in July

By Noor NanjiBusiness reporter, BBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesThe price of petrol fell in July, knocking nearly £5 off the cost of filling a tank, according to the RAC.Average petrol prices dropped by nearly 9p over the month to 182.69p per litre, while diesel fell by almost 7p to 192.38p per litre.But the motoring group

£400 energy payment: Fears renters with bills included will miss out

By Becky MortonBusiness reporter, BBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesTenants whose bills are included in their rent could miss out on the government's £400 energy rebate because it is paid to their landlord, charities have warned.Housing charity Shelter said this group were "at the mercy of their landlord passing on this much-needed support". An estimated 585,000

The Papers: Outrage over oil profits and hack delay to PM vote

By BBC NewsStaffImage caption, The Daily Mirror leads on oil giant BP's latest results, which saw it make £6.9bn profit in three months. "Brazen Profiteers" is the headline as the paper says households are struggling with "crippling energy bills".Image caption, The Guardian leads on the same story as it says there is "outrage" that oil

US kills al-Qaeda leader in drone strike in Afghanistan

By Robert Plummer & Matt MurphyBBC NewsImage source, ReutersImage caption, Bin Laden (left) and Zawahiri together declared war on the US and organised the 9/11 attacksThe US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has confirmed.He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by

Countryside crime rise linked to cost-of-living crisis

By Malcolm PriorBBC News Rural Affairs ProducerImage caption, Farm thefts last year were valued at £40.5mTheft of farmers' livestock, vehicles and fuel is on the rise due to the UK's cost-of-living crisis, according to a new countryside crime report.Rural crime claims payouts between January and March were over 40% higher than in 2021, insurer NFU

BA suspends sales of short-haul tickets from Heathrow

Image source, Getty ImagesBritish Airways has suspended ticket sales for short-haul flights from Heathrow Airport for a further week until 15 August.On Monday, the airline said it had stopped selling the tickets until 8 August, but now it has gone a step further. The move is due to the cap on daily passenger numbers that

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So ‘Brave’! Josh Peck Praises Nickelodeon’s Jennette McCurdy for New Book

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Abbi Jacobson Teases ‘A League of Their Own’ Season 2 Post-‘Cliffhangers’

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