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(Reuters) -Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state, while police sought to determine the motive behind an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused attacker, 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault at a court appearance on Saturday, his court-appointed lawyer, Nathaniel Barone, told Reuters. Rushdie, 75, was set to deliver a lecture on artistic freedom at Chautauqua Institution in western New York when police say Matar rushed the stage and stabbed the Indian-born writer, who has lived with a bounty on his head since his 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses" prompted Iran to urge Muslims to kill him.
(Reuters) -UK's FTSE 100 edged up on Monday as gains in drugmaker AstraZeneca and consumer stocks relieved pressure from mining and oil heavyweights after data showed China's economy unexpectedly slowed last month. The blue-chip FTSE 100 added 0.2% to hold near 10-week highs, while the midcap FTSE 250 index inched up 0.1%. Investors are awaiting the UK employment report as well as consumer prices data later this week to gauge the state of the labour market and inflation.
Britain should designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation following the brutal attack on Sir Salman Rushdie, Rishi Sunak has said, as he warned that the stabbing should be a “wake up call for the West”.
Four drivers and car owners are facing large bills after they failed to respond to court summons and were convicted in their absence.
AS I write this both our temporary Prime Minister and our temporary Chancellor are on holiday.
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The 17‑year‑old British gymnast Jessica Gadirova overcame moments of self-doubt to retain her European floor title
AN appeal has been launched after a cafe worker at one of the town's most popular beauty spots was allegedly attacked on a boiling hot day.
Hundreds of visas have been issued for Ukrainians to stay with hosts in south east London, as a new survey has found more support is needed.
Residents of Heimaey, an island off the coast of Iceland, form puffin patrols to rescue chicks
Bristol Balloon Fiesta: Dozens of hot air balloons fill sky as they take flight.Source: James Acres, Twitter
Chinese authorities say seven people were killed by a torrent of water that came rushing down a river in a popular recreational spot following mountain rains in southwestern China's Sichuan province
This week’s hustings show many members are unenthusiastic about Sunak or Truss – and might even prefer the current PM
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‘I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online’
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The rematch on the Red Sea offers the Briton a chance at redemption with three world heavyweight titles on the line
From TV commentators calling Camilla and Diana ‘friends’ to Robert Kilroy-Silk’s take on the royal, this programme’s archive footage shows society’s sordid relationship with her
Firefighters from across Europe have joined their French counterparts to help battle several wildfires, including in the south-west of the country.