China defends its trade with North Korea as permitted by UN

China on Monday defended its growing trade with North Korea as permitted by U.N. Security Council sanctions that say they should avoid hurting "humanitarian needs."

  • All the signs that hinted at Duchess Meghan's pregnancy – from her outfits to her body language
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    All the signs that hinted at Duchess Meghan's pregnancy – from her outfits to her body language

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they are expecting their first baby! The palace released the news in a sweet statement on Monday morning, which read: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. On a number of occasions during the summer, the Duchess was seen discreetly using her body language to hide any sign of a bump – at Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks' wedding in August, for example, she regularly held her clutch bag in front of her stomach. MORE: What titles will be used for Prince Harry and Meghan's children?

  • Heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton 'spotted arriving at Lindo Wing maternity unit with husband carrying bags'
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    Heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton 'spotted arriving at Lindo Wing maternity unit with husband carrying bags'

    A heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton has reportedly been seen entering the Lindo Wing maternity unit in central London alongside her husband James Matthews. The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, who attended the Royal Wedding on Friday, was smiling as she walked into St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, according to the Daily Mail. A picture showed her financier husband carrying two holdalls as he walked into the £7,500-a-night unit where Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte were born.

  • Sarah Ferguson shares stunning rare picture from inside Royal Lodge wedding reception
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    Sarah Ferguson shares stunning rare picture from inside Royal Lodge wedding reception

    Sarah, Duchess of York looked fabulous at the evening reception of her youngest daughter Princess Eugenie. On Monday morning, the former wife of Prince Andrew shared a picture from inside the reception at the Royal Lodge and you could see the sleek beams and framed pictures on the walls of the venue. Accompanying the stylish shot, Sarah, wrote on her Twitter page, "Thank you so much @emanuelungaropr for my amazing dress @JadGhandour." Sarah's dreamy green dress was made from sumptuous silk , and it had a defining waist detail with a tailored panel at the bust.

  • Brendan Cole gives verdict on Strictly Come Dancing week 4: Seann and Katya, Joe Sugg, more
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    Brendan Cole gives verdict on Strictly Come Dancing week 4: Seann and Katya, Joe Sugg, more

    It's week four for Strictly Come Dancing (how has it come around so fast?) and what a week it was. As usual, HELLO!'s fabulous columnist Brendan Cole is back with his verdict on the must-see show. From Seann and Katya to Joe Sugg and Dr Ranj, Brendan gives his verdict on what did and didn't work.

  • '12 years left to save the world'
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    '12 years left to save the world'

    A key report says there are just 12 years to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

  • Don’t let Johnson and Rees-Mogg hold the UK to ransom
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    Don’t let Johnson and Rees-Mogg hold the UK to ransom

    Britain’s EU brink comes as border gates slam shut at Dover, the M20 jams and the French visa office is besieged. From the moment, early in her leadership, that Theresa May pretended she could have both Brexit and open borders with the EU “in all circumstances”, a crisis of reality was bound to come.

  • Brexit news latest: Ministers told to start preparing for 'no deal' outcome after Dominic Raab's talks with Michel Barnier fall flat
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    Brexit news latest: Ministers told to start preparing for 'no deal' outcome after Dominic Raab's talks with Michel Barnier fall flat

    Ministers have reportedly been ordered to start preparing “no deal” Brexit measures after Dominic Raab’s last-gasp talks with Michel Barnier fell flat. The Brexit secretary made a dramatic, unscheduled visit to Brussels to thrash out terms with Mr Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator. The Times reported top civil servants have warned ministers that regardless of what happens this week, the government’s contingency plans for Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal agreed must start being put in place.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody star says he felt he had to take on lead role
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    Bohemian Rhapsody star says he felt he had to take on lead role

    "It's kind of a gun-to-the-head moment."

  • Spain vs England: Predictions, betting tips, live stream, TV, team news – Uefa Nations League 2018-19 preview
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    Spain vs England: Predictions, betting tips, live stream, TV, team news – Uefa Nations League 2018-19 preview

    Spain vs England Uefa Nations League Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín, Seville Date: Monday, October 15 Kick-off: 7:45pm BST

  • We did the math to calculate exactly how much money billionaires and celebrities like Jeff Bezos and Kylie Jenner make an hour
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    We did the math to calculate exactly how much money billionaires and celebrities like Jeff Bezos and Kylie Jenner make an hour

    Jeff Bezos makes more than $4 million an hour, and Kylie Jenner earns the median US salary in roughly 2 1/2 hours. From business executives and tech moguls to celebrities and athletes, we took a look at the earnings for 16 of the richest people in America and broke down how much they make in an hour. To calculate their hourly rate, we used the best available annual earnings and net worth for each person based on Forbes estimations.

  • Best grammar schools in 2018 according to GCSE league tables
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    Best grammar schools in 2018 according to GCSE league tables

    The Tiffin Girls' School in Kingston upon Thames is at the top of the tree when it comes to GCSE performance among grammar schools.

  • Daylight Saving Time: When do the clocks change, why do we use GMT – and do we still need to?
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    Daylight Saving Time: When do the clocks change, why do we use GMT – and do we still need to?

    October has arrived; the leaves are turning, the temperatures are dropping and the mornings are gradually becoming lighter later.

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    Fleetwood Mac disputes Lindsey Buckingham lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fleetwood Mac disputes allegations in a lawsuit filed by Lindsey Buckingham for kicking him off the band's new tour.

  • 'I treated her with respect': Donald Trump defends remarks against Christine Blasey Ford
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    'I treated her with respect': Donald Trump defends remarks against Christine Blasey Ford

    President Donald Trump has defended his remarks against Christine Blasey Ford saying that he treated her with “great respect”. The US president faced backlash after appearing to mock Professor Blasey Ford’s testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who she claims sexually assaulted her. Ms Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was “100 per cent” certain that Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.

  • No-deal Brexit 'probably inevitable', DUP says
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    No-deal Brexit 'probably inevitable', DUP says

    The UK's departure from the European Union without a deal is "probably inevitable", the Democratic Unionist Party's Brexit spokesman has said. "Given the way in which the EU has behaved and the corner they've put Theresa May into, there's no deal which I can see at present which will command a majority in the House of Commons," the DUP's Sammy Wilson told the Belfast News Letter. The remarks from Mr Wilson follow a last-minute visit to Brussels by the Brexit secretary Dominic Raab - prompting a flurry of excitement that a deal was close.

  • Rochelle Humes 'set to replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning' as she joins I'm a Celebrity
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    Rochelle Humes 'set to replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning' as she joins I'm a Celebrity

    Rochelle Humes is reportedly set to step in for Holly Willoughby on This Morning while she is away hosting I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here. The Saturdays singer is expected to take Willoughby’s place while she fills in for Ant McPartlin on the reality show. A source told the Sun: “As soon as bosses for This Morning learnt that Holly had accepted the role on I'm A Celebrity they drafted their wish list and Rochelle was at the top.

  • Best independent schools in 2018: Full league table for A-Level results 
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    Best independent schools in 2018: Full league table for A-Level results 

    Cardiff Sixth Form College has retained its spot at the top of the tree when it comes to A-level performance among independent schools.

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    Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

    Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. The company, which started out as a mail order catalog in the 1880s, has been on a slow march toward extinction as it lagged far behind its peers and has incurred massive losses over the years.

  • Former Police Scotland chief 'handed new role' after misconduct claims
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    Former Police Scotland chief 'handed new role' after misconduct claims

    Scotland’s former chief constable, who resigned earlier this year in the wake of a series of misconduct allegations against him, is reportedly being given a new role.

  • Glasgow: thousands of women to strike over pay discrimination
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    Glasgow: thousands of women to strike over pay discrimination

    Thousands of women council workers across Glasgow plan to bring the city to a standstill this week in what is believed to be the biggest equal pay strike seen in the UK. More than 8,000 workers, mostly women who have never been on a picket line, will take part in the two-day action that starts on Tuesday and will affect homecare, schools and nurseries, cleaning and catering services across the city. While Glasgow city council insists there is no justification for the planned disruption, which it says will jeopardise the care of its most vulnerable residents, unions say that a failure of negotiations has left the women with no choice but to strike and make visible the decades-long pay discrimination that has affected this largely unseen workforce.

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    Saudi king, Turkish president hold call on Jamal Khashoggi

    Saudi King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have spoken by telephone over the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. State-run news agencies in both Saudi Arabia and Turkey acknowledged Sunday night's call. Saudi Arabia meanwhile said King Salman thanked Erdogan "for welcoming the kingdom's proposal" for forming the working group.

  • Free bus pass funding becoming 'nearly impossible' for councils, warns the LGA as journeys fall to 12 year low
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    Free bus pass funding becoming 'nearly impossible' for councils, warns the LGA as journeys fall to 12 year low

    Funding free bus passes is becoming “nearly impossible” for councils, the Local Government Association has warned, as the number of journeys taken falls to a 12 year low.

  • Keep us at top of TV listings, say public service broadcasters
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    Keep us at top of TV listings, say public service broadcasters

    The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are calling for new laws to give their shows top billing in the era of on-demand internet TV viewing. The chief executives of the UK’s biggest public service broadcasters, including STV in Scotland and S4C in Wales, have co-signed a letter calling on the government and Ofcom to guarantee their content and players prominence, so they are not buried by competitors such as Sky or Netflix.

  • For sale: 1903 Oldsmobile ready for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
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    For sale: 1903 Oldsmobile ready for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

    As we prepare to put the clocks back, that can only mean one thing - the imminent running of the annual London to Brighton Run for veteran cars, which traditionally takes place on the first Sunday of November.

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    Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman

    Australian wildlife carers Jim and Linda Smith are lucky to be alive, an ambulance official said, after they were attacked by a kangaroo in northeastern Queensland state. The Smiths were feeding wild kangaroos on their property in the Darling Downs when a grey kangaroo buck struck out at Jim Smith, knocking him to the ground. It was only when their son came out and hit the kangaroo with a piece of wood that the marsupial stopped the attack and returned to nearby bushland, Australian media reported.