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The London borough where Emma Raducanu grew up has decided against bestowing its highest honour on the teenage tennis superstar because it does not want to "embarrass her". At a special meeting this week, Bromley council rejected a proposal to award the 18-year-old the Freedom of the Borough following her win at the US Open. Instead Conservative councillors voted to “monitor the ongoing dialogue between council officers, Emma and her family and agree a suitable celebration of her victory”.
Police in Western Australia are offering a A$1m (£542,845) reward for information about the disappearance of a four-year girl. Cleo Smith was last seen in her family's tent at about 1.30am on Saturday at the remote Blowholes Shacks campsite in coastal town Macleod, which is about 900km (559 miles) north of Perth. Western Australian Police said it holds "grave fears" for her safety.
Chilean fishing boats clashed Wednesday with navy officials at the Port of Valparaiso as they demanded to return to work at one of the country's major seaports.
Britain's armed forces minister James Heappey on Thursday said there has been an "overhyping" of controversy over a new trilateral security pact between Australia, the United States and Britain. The alliance, known as AUKUS, will see Australia acquiring technology to deploy nuclear-powered submarines and is widely seen as a response to Chinese militarisation in the region, particularly in the strategically important South China Sea. The alliance has also sparked a row with France, after Australia backed out of a submarine deal with Paris in favour of AUKUS.
Former Casualty star Amanda Mealing, who plays Connie Beauchamp, has opened up about discovering she was adopted.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has urged world leaders meeting for crucial Cop26 talks in Glasgow to “be bolder” and not lose their nerve as they seek to tackle the climate crisis.
European leaders gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel a standing ovation on Friday at her last EU summit after a 16-year reign that helped guide the bloc through major ups and downs.
Angela Merkel faced down calls from Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders to punish Poland in her last summit as Chancellor.
Retail sales volumes took a surprise dip last month to achieve their longest losing streak on record, according to official figures released as a measure of consumer confidence showed a slump to levels last seen in February.
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of five-year-old Logan Mwangi, whose body was discovered in a river in South Wales. The boy, who has not been named by police because of his age – is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court later, South Wales Police said. Logan – also known as Logan Williamson – was found dead in Ogmore River near Pandy Park in Bridgend after police were called to a report of a missing child at 5.45am on Saturday July 31.
Penelope Jackson is accused of murdering her husband David following a row over serving bubble and squeak with a steak dinner.
The Prime Minister was speaking days after the death of veteran Dennis Hutchings with Covid-19 while in Belfast for a court case.
Forty-three countries on Thursday called on China at the UN to "ensure full respect for the rule of law" with regard to the Muslim Uyghur community in Xinjiang, where respect for human rights remains "particularly" worrying.
A wild Siberian tiger was seen slinking through the darkness by a group of motorists in China's Jilin province last Friday (October 15).
No formal Cop26 role for big oil amid doubts over firms’ net zero plans . Officials from fossil fuel firms may attend fringe events but campaigners hail lack of official role
Authorities say remains found in a Florida wilderness park are those of Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito
Edward Argar said it was up to individuals to decide whether to wear masks or not.
Green bonds offering savers the chance to back the government's environmental projects are going on sale - but experts think the "paltry" returns on offer will see demand wilt. The bonds, described as the first ever green savings product issued by a country, go on sale online via the Treasury-backed National Savings & Investments (NS&I) today. Projects such as zero-emission buses, offshore wind and innovative low-carbon technologies will be backed by the funds raised, the government said.
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso on Wednesday refused to testify to a parliamentary committee that is investigating revelations about the 65-year-old in the Pandora Papers leaks. The committee was convened by the opposition-dominated congress to investigate ex-banker Lasso's activities in tax havens.Earlier this month, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) leaked a trove of documents exposing the secret offshore accounts of a host of world leaders, including Lasso.T