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'CIA moles' and postcolonial baggage: The foreigners on Hong Kong's protest front lines

The Independent - Mar, 05/11/2019 - 12:28
White residents may have disproportionate privilege, but their participation in the protests is not without its complications, writes Erin Hale
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Prince William and Kate Middleton leave Lahore

Daily Mail - 22 min 57 sec fa
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had to overnight in Lahore after a terrifying electrical storm forced their plane to abandon its landing in Islamabad, it can be revealed today.
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Frightening footage filmed on board Prince William and Kate Middleton's RAF Voyager

Daily Mail - 25 min 21 sec fa
The aircraft, carrying Prince William and Kate Middleton, had to abandon its landing in Islamabad and return to Lahore due to terrible storms on Thursday evening.
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Strictly's Shirley Ballas puts herself on a DRIP after receiving death threats

Daily Mail - 28 min 58 sec fa
Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas has revealed she's been put on a vitamin drip as she struggles with illness.
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Chaos for London commuters for the second day running as the Jubilee Line is shut down

Daily Mail - 32 min fa
London commuters faced more chaos today as the Jubilee Line was shut down due to 'temporary unavailability of trains' - a day after Extinction Rebellion protesters
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Brexit deal: Boris Johnson launches frantic sales pitch ahead of Commons vote – live news

The Guardian UK - 32 min 33 sec fa

Prime minister has said he is ‘very confident’ deal will be approved in historic Commons vote on Saturday

8.45am BST

And here is some Twitter comment from journalists on the Dominic Raab interview (see 8.42am.)

From the Independent’s Rob Merrick

Very revealing.....Dominic Raab hails a “cracking deal” for Northern Ireland because it will keep “frictionless access to the single market”

That’s EXACTLY why the rest of the UK will be left poorer, of course

Dominic Raab desperately trying to spin the deal as not creating a customs border in the Irish Sea. Checks or no checks, there will be a customs border in the Irish Sea. Goods passing through NI to EU from GB will be taxed with EU tariff - hence there will be a border #r4today

Not necessarily a bad thing. Many in NI will be thrilled by having one foot in each customs regime. But it’s simply disingenuous to claim this doesn’t create a customs border. Raab should just cough to it and admit it is a UK concession (EU made plenty as well) #r4today

8.42am BST

Good morning. I’m Andrew Sparrow, taking over from Ben Quinn.

The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, got the 8.10am slot on the Today programme this morning, and he was asked about how Boris Johnson can defend his new Brexit plan, which would in practice put a customs border down the Irish Sea, when, in a speech to the DUP conference last year, he said no Conservative government could sign up to a plan that would impose customs controls between Britain and Northern Ireland.

If we wanted to do free trade deals, if we wanted to cut tariffs ... if we wanted to vary our regulation then we would have to leave Northern Ireland behind as an economic semi-colony of the EU and we would be damaging the fabric of the union with regulatory checks and even customs controls between Great Britain and Northern Ireland – on top of those extra regulatory checks down the Irish Sea that are already envisaged in the withdrawal agreement.

Now I have to tell you, no British Conservative government could or should sign up to any such arrangement.

Under the new arrangements, the only tariff that could conceivably be levied in relation to goods in Northern Ireland would be in relation to those that come from GB where the idea is to circumvent the rules of the single market and the ultimate destination is mainland Europe. Even then the UK has a double safeguard of waiver or reimbursement. That is not something that was there before.

In terms of the regulatory side of customs, the paperwork of customs, there will be none from Northern Ireland to Britain. Great Britain to Northern Ireland already has regulatory declarations, there is already a regulatory border but not a customs border. So there will be a incremental additional section that would have to be filled out on the form. But that is not a substantial extra burden for business.

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China's economic growth slowest in almost 30 years - business live

The Guardian UK - 35 min 7 sec fa

Rolling coverage of the latest business and economic news, as fresh data shows Chinese GDP grew at its weakest rate since the early 1990s

8.53am BST

It’s been a pretty lacklustre start to the Friday session across European markets:

As the pound holds its breath ahead of ‘super Saturday’, the markets dealt with another disastrous – well, relative to the country’s usual performance – figure out of China.

Coming in at a worse than forecast 6.0%, China’s third quarter GDP reading saw growth at its lowest for nearly 3 decades... The country is clearly continuing to feel the trade war squeeze, putting all the more pressure on the so-far insubstantial – and uncertain, given the dispute over Hong Kong – ‘partial trade deal’ announced last weekend.

8.42am BST

Over in Europe, carmakers are taking a hit after Renault cut its sales guidance and profitability forecasts.

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Kate Middleton and William forced to spend night in hotel after horror flight ordeal

Mirror - 36 min 8 sec fa
The Duke and Duchess stayed at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore after their plane was forced returned to the city after making two failed landings at Islamabad International Airport.
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Qantas reveals its top hacks for beating jetlag

Daily Mail - 37 min 12 sec fa
Qantas and University of Sydney fatigue specialists from the Charles Perkins Centre have released their findings into how passengers cope with long, overseas flights.
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Labour MPs have good reason to vote against Boris Johnson's dangerous deal

Mirror - 39 min 9 sec fa
Boris Johnson needs to persuade Labour MPs to back his Brexit deal. The problem is they don't trust him
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Premier League top scorers as Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea stars battle it out

Mirror - 40 min 11 sec fa
As it stands, the top spot is shared by Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham
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Virgil van Dijk sends title warning to Man City ahead of Liverpool clash with Man Utd

Mirror - 41 min 12 sec fa
The Dutch defender says he's not interested in Manchester City's matches as Liverpool have nothing to lose this season
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Family 'gatecrash' sister's funeral held by husband accused of killing her

Daily Star - 41 min 32 sec fa

The four sisters only found out about the funeral in Clydebank, Scotland, after a tip-off
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Franck Ribery livid by FIFA 20 likeness as he complains to EA Sports

Mirror - 43 min 6 sec fa
The Fiorentina winger's appearance on the game bares little resemblance to him in real life - much to his disappointment
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Man Utd 'made Wojciech Szczesny transfer enquiry' amid David de Gea uncertainty

Mirror - 46 min 26 sec fa
Szczesny is now on the brink of a new deal at Juventus - but could have been a United player if things panned out differently
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Mum 'kills herself being sent home hours after trying to escape ambulance four times'

Mirror - 51 min 2 sec fa
Denise Maher, 36, was found dead hours after she was released from hospital following treatment for an overdose, her family claim
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Police arrest more than 700 in UK-wide county lines drug crackdown

The Guardian UK - 52 min 44 sec fa

£400,000 worth of drugs also confiscated in a week as part of coordinated campaign

More than 700 people have been arrested and more than £400,000 worth of drugs confiscated in a week of UK-wide crackdowns on county lines gangs, police have said.

In coordinated law enforcement activity between 7 and 13 October, 49 “deal lines” across Britain were disrupted, 389 vulnerable adults and 292 children were safeguarded and 169 weapons were seized, including 12 guns and various knives, swords and machetes.

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Reporter hits out at body shamer who told her to wear a GIRDLE to cover her 'bulging' stomach 

Daily Mail - 54 min 41 sec fa
Meteorologist Tracy Hinson of KSDK in St. Louis, Missouri, gave the perfect clap back to an online body shamer who told her she should wear a girdle to cover up her 'bulge' while on-air
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10 best gaming laptops to buy in 2019 - from Alienware 17 to Razer Blade Pro

Mirror - 57 min 32 sec fa
Forget splashing out on a new video games console - pick up one of these monster gaming laptops instead
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Tennis star Rafa Nadal to marry his childhood sweetheart tomorrow in Majorcan fortress

Mirror - 58 min 51 sec fa
The 33-year-old two-times Wimbledon winner will tie the knot in the location 2016 BBC spy thriller The Night Manager was filmed
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