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Hate crime probe after man stabbed in neck on way to mosque

Image copyright PA A man in his 60s has been stabbed in the back of the neck on his way to a mosque in Altrincham, Greater Manchester. He was attacked outside the Atrincham and Hale Muslim Association at 17:50 BST and is being treated in hospital. A 54-year-old man and a 32-year-old were arrested and are being questioned by Greater Manchester Police. The force said it was treating the incident as a hate crime and asked any witnesses to come forward.Det Insp Ben Cottam said the man was attacked "in broad daylight" and police were yet to gather evidence. He ...
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Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place in the Tyrolean Alps A quick-thinking French tourist has been praised for preventing a bus from plunging over a cliff in the Austrian Alps after the driver passed out. The vehicle was travelling through the mountains in the Tyrolean Alps with 21 passengers on board when the driver, 76, collapsed, police say.As the bus continued towards a steep cliff, the Frenchman was able to brake.The bus crashed into a barrier at the side of the road and came to a stop. Four people were taken to hospital.The passenger, a 65-year-old ...
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Six spectators injured in North Yorkshire motorbike race crashes

Image copyright Geograph / Christopher Hall Image caption The bikers crashed on the same hairpin bend during a road race at Oliver's Mount in Scarborough Two people have been seriously injured and 10 others, including spectators, have been hurt in a motorbike race in North Yorkshire.Racing has been called off at Oliver's Mount in Scarborough, which has been compared to a miniature TT track.Six people were hurt when a bike ploughed into the crowd at 10:45 BST. A further six people were injured in the second crash at about 13:45 and two of the casualties were flown to hospital. Image ...
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M3 Winchester closure: ‘Flammable material cause of delays’

Image copyright Simon Read Image caption Bomb disposal experts were called to the scene An unknown flammable material, thrown from a motorway bridge, caused the closure of the M3 which led to major travel disruption, police have said.Thousands of motorists were caught up in long queues on the motorway and surrounding roads in Winchester.A bomb disposal team was sent to the scene of the closure between junctions nine and 11 at Winchester on Saturday.However, the material was found not to be explosive. It is not being treated as a terror incident, officers added.The motorway was closed in both directions from ...
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Man falls 50ft down disused mineshaft in west Cornwall

Image copyright Google Image caption Rescuers were called to Port Nanven in west Cornwall A major rescue operation is under way after a man fell 50ft (15m) down a disused mineshaft in west Cornwall.The man, in his mid 50s, was found at the bottom of the shaft with a suspected hip injury and hypothermia.The rescue began at Port Nanven at about 12:40 BST on Sunday and involved a search and rescue helicopter, two coastguard rescue teams, fire crews, ambulance and police.Efforts to rescue him are still continuing.Rescuers said they were using ropes and a paramedic and technical rescue supervisor had ...
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One on one with Sen. Cory Booker

Sen. Cory Booker joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss, healthcare, wealth injustice, equality injustice and a possible 2020 run, tune in!Read more http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-news/watch/one-on-one-with-sen-cory-booker-1053743683517 ...
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#TakeAKnee

Rev. Al Sharpton discusses how Trump has made his racial divide problem so much worse with his recent comments about NFL Players, watch this clip to see what he has to say.Read more http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-news/watch/-takeaknee-1053743171860 ...
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Trump Steps Up NFL Criticism As Players Protest During London Game

Donald Trump has stepped up his criticism of National Football League (NFL) players who protest during the pre-game national anthem, calling on fans to consider boycotting teams which don’t discipline them. In an early morning post on Twitter, Trump pressed ahead with his feud about NFL players who refuse to stand for the anthem in what began last year as a form of protest over excessive use of force by police against African-Americans. At a game in London between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon, several players from both teams knelt as the song played. Carlos Barria / Reuters President ...
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Trump NFL row: US president urges fans to boycott games

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWarriors head coach Steve Kerr: Trump comments 'awful'US President Donald Trump has urged a boycott of the National Football League (NFL) to force teams to punish players who protest during the national anthem.In a growing row with the sports world, Mr Trump repeated that such players should be fired or suspended.The remarks have been condemned as "offensive" and "divisive".Mr Trump's comments can be seen as an attempt to appeal to core supporters, the BBC's North America reporter Anthony Zurcher says.This is a fight Mr Trump relishes, our reporter adds, because he knows ...
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Strictly beats The X Factor in first ratings clash of 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Former JLS singer Aston Merrygold impressed the judges in the first live episode of this year's Strictly Come Dancing The first live episode of this year's Strictly Come Dancing beat ITV rival The X Factor in the TV ratings battle.An average audience of 9.3m watched on BBC One on Saturday night as 15 new celebrities hit the dance floor.That compared with an average of 4.8m for The X Factor, which overlapped with Strictly for 45 minutes.The X Factor's audience fell by 1.5m on last week. This series' launch show had the lowest opening viewership - ...
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Uber seeks talks with London mayor to renew licence

Image copyright Reuters Uber is prepared to make concessions to ensure its licence to operate in London is renewed, its general manager for the capital has said.Tom Elvidge told the Sunday Times: "While we haven't been asked to make any changes, we'd like to know what we can do."He added: "That requires a dialogue we sadly haven't been able to have."Transport for London told the ride-hailing app firm it was not fit to hold a private hire operator licence.A TfL spokesman said it would be inappropriate to comment further. Uber has been asking to meet Sadiq Khan, the mayor of ...
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Brexit: ‘May speech not changed by Boris Johnson article’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"My car's only got two seats" - David Davis responds to Boris backseat driving accusationsTheresa May's key EU speech was not influenced by Boris Johnson's article on the UK's future, the Brexit secretary has said.The foreign secretary has been accused of undermining the PM with a 4,000-word piece setting out his own vision. Some reports have claimed Mr Johnson threatened to resign if his blueprint for Brexit was not followed.But David Davis said the policy in Mrs May's Florence speech "had been coming for a long time".Theresa May declared on Friday she ...
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Trump NFL row: #TakeAKnee versus #BoycottNFL

Image copyright @wiley_steve/Twitter US President Donald Trump sparked controversy on Friday when he called for the National Football League (NFL) to fire players who refuse to stand during the national anthem.Many have taken to social media to condemn Mr Trump's comments made at a rally in Alabama.The hashtag #TakeAKnee, encouraging NFL players to kneel during the national anthem at forthcoming games, has been shared more than 1.2 million times since Saturday. NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem at pre-game ceremonies to protest against the treatment of black Americans. Stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment have ...
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Rise in lorry tachograph tampering on UK roads

Image copyright iStock Image caption Tachographs are installed in lorries to ensure safety for drivers and other road users More than 440 lorries crossing into the UK last year were found with manipulated tachographs, Britain's road regulator has said.Tachographs are on-board digital recorders which keep track of the number of hours a driver has been on the road.The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency believes a further 400 drivers were cheating, some using sophisticated "interrupters" to switch off the lorries' tachographs, but couldn't prove it.The DVSA suspects that haulage bosses could be behind the use of the devices because they are ...
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Trump and North Korea war of words escalates

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump is making the US an 'inevitable target'US President Donald Trump has made new threats against North Korea in response to the country's foreign minister's fiery speech at the UN on Saturday.Ri Yong-ho described Mr Trump as a "mentally deranged person full of megalomania" on a "suicide mission".The US president responded by saying Mr Ri and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "won't be around much longer" if they continue their rhetoric.The fresh insults came as US bombers flew close to North Korea's east coast.The Pentagon said the aim was to demonstrate the ...
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The Papers: Cabinet ‘all-out war’ over Brexit

Image caption The Observer publishes an open letter from more than 30 MPs as well as MEPs, Labour peers, trade union leaders and mayors calling for Jeremy Corbyn to commit to full and permanent membership of the EU single market and customs union - so the party can offer a clear alternative to the Conservatives over Brexit. Image caption The Mail on Sunday describes "all-out war" between Chancellor Philip Hammond and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. "In an unprecedented clash between the great offices of state, the foreign secretary's supporters claimed that Theresa May's Florence speech had thwarted the chancellor's bid ...
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US Navy ‘too exhausted to take on North Korea’ experts fear amid threat of World War 3

GETTY Donald Trump v Kim Jong-unTen sailors were killed last month when the USS John S McCain collided with a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca in southeast Asia. In June, seven sailors were killed after the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship collided in waters off Japan. Earlier in the year, the USS Antietam ran aground in Tokyo Bay and the USS Lake Champlain ran over a South Korean fishing boat. These military disasters have resulted in the sacking of at least six senior officers, including two admirals. Related articles Controversial magazine covers depicting Donald Trump ...
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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn pressed to commit to single market

Image copyright Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is being pressed to commit to remaining in the European single market and customs union after the UK leaves the EU.More than 40 senior Labour figures, including 30 MPs, have signed an open letter published in the Observer.They say the party must offer a clear alternative to the Conservatives' "destructive Brexit".The first full day of the Labour party conference will begin in Brighton later.Although Labour did not win the general election, Mr Corbyn will tell delegates to the party's biggest-ever conference that they have set the political ...
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Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow young voters are shaking up the electionGermans head to the polls today for the country's federal elections, in a key test for Angela Merkel.She is seeking a fourth term as chancellor, and to retain her Christian Democrat party's (CDU) status as the largest presence in Germany's Bundestag.The CDU's coalition partner, the SPD, is its main opponent in the election.Polling stations will be open from 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT) until 18:00. The first exit polls are expected shortly after the close of voting.The election is seen as important because it may ...
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Meghan Markle attends as Prince Harry launches Invictus Games

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle attended the Invictus Games opening ceremony Prince Harry has launched his Invictus Games for injured service personnel in the Canadian city of Toronto.The prince was joined at the opening ceremony by US First Lady Melania Trump and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.His girlfriend Meghan Markle was spotted in the stands at the Air Canada Centre, although they were not sitting together.The event will see athletes from 15 countries compete in 12 sports over eight days.There had been speculation that the Games would be the first time Prince Harry and Ms Markle ...
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Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes ‘cut herself daily’

Image caption Dame Kelly revealed how multiple injuries caused intense self-doubt A double Olympic champion has spoken of how she self-harmed as she struggled to overcome injuries she thought would end her career.Dame Kelly Holmes, who lives in Kent, won gold in the 800m and 1500m competitions in Athens in 2004.But just a year earlier, she said she was "cutting" herself regularly "to release the anguish" she experienced.She revealed: "At my lowest, I was cutting myself with scissors every day that I was injured."Dame Kelly opened up about her experience with depression at the new Health and Wellbeing Live show ...
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What should be the 51st ‘thing that made the modern economy’?

Image copyright Getty Images Over the past year, we've been exploring 50 key things that have contributed to the development of the modern economy, including inventions such as the diesel engine, the battery, the shipping container, Google, antibiotics and the Billy bookcase. But what did we miss? What should be the 51st thing that made the modern economy? We've received hundreds of suggestions, which we've whittled down to a shortlist of six. You can vote for your favourite, and the winner will feature in a special programme and podcast on 28 October 2017. The credit cardThe first option of our ...
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