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Mueller inquiry: White House lawyer McGahn co-operating with probe

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Don McGahn had answered the questions "fulsomely and honestly", his lawyer said The top lawyer in the White House is "co-operating extensively" with the Russia inquiry into election meddling, the New York Times reports.Donald McGahn has spent 30 hours sharing detailed accounts of episodes at the heart of the probe, it says.President Donald Trump later said he had authorised Mr McGahn's co-operation with special

Novak Djokovic desperate for Roger Federer victory in Cincinnati final for one reason | Tennis | Sport

[ad_1] Djokovic and Federer will meet in the final of the Cincinnati Masters after battling their way past Marin Cilic and David Goffin respectively.The Serb is aiming to continue his resurgence having scooped the Wimbledon title last month, battering Kevin Anderson in the final.Should Novak Djokovic get the better of Federer today, he will become the first player since Rod Laver to have won all nine Masters titles throughout his

Roger Federer says Novak Djokovic made one mistake ahead of Cincinnati Masters final | Tennis | Sport

[ad_1] Federer and Djokovic will fight it out for the Cincinnati Masters title this evening, after overcoming David Goffin and Marin Cilic respectively.The two men have not faced off in nearly three years, with Djokovic prevailing when they met in the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2016.The Serb has regained his mojo in recent months, taking Wimbledon by storm to win a first Grand Slam title since he beat

Carol Vorderman: Countdown star reveals ‘wonderful’ brother’s bowel cancer diagnosis | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

[ad_1] Speaking during her final Sunday Morning With… Carol Vorderman programme on BBC Radio Wales, the presenter revealed that her brother Anton had been diagnosed with bowel cancer.The 57-year-old said she had kept the situation secret as the 64-year-old sought treatment, during a candid chat with her female colleagues.Thankfully, the Countdown legend went on announce that he had been given the all clear in what was the “best birthday present

Third of farmed fruit and veg deemed ‘too ugly to sell’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More than a third of farmed fruit and vegetables never reaches supermarket shelves because it is misshapen or the wrong size, according to new research.A University of Edinburgh study found more than 50 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables grown across Europe were discarded each year.This was in part because they did not meet consumers' expectations of how they should look.The study was published in

Özil needed more support against racism, German FA boss Grindel admits amid criticism

[ad_1] German Football Association (DFB) President Reinhard Grindel said on Sunday he should have been more supportive of Mesut Özil when the midfielder was the target of "racist attacks". Özil, 29, announced his international retirement last month after Germany crashed out of the World Cup. He said he had faced "racism and disrespect" because of his Turkish roots. Özil, who had been a key member of the 2014 World Cup-winning

Plastic pollution: ‘Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Researchers in the US have been investigating the final journeys taken by disposable contact lenses. They found 15-20% of US users simply flick these fiddly lenses down the drain via the bathroom sink or toilet. The Arizona State University study suggests that much of the plastic material then ends up in waste water treatment plants.The lenses are consequently spread on farmland as sewage sludge, increasing
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New Zealand politician cycles to hospital to give birth

[ad_1] Image copyright Julie Genter/Instagram Image caption Ms Genter and her partner cycled to hospital where she would have their first child New Zealand's minister for women has cycled to hospital to give birth to her first child at 42 weeks.The Green Party's Julie Genter said she went by bicycle to be induced because "there wasn't enough space in the car".She posted pictures on Instagram of her and her partner
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Boy, 13, arrested after stabbing in Southend

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption A teenager was airlifted to hospital after the attack A 13-year-old has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed in the shoulder and neck.The 16-year-old had to be airlifted to hospital following the attack in Christchurch Road, Southend, Essex, at about 15:35 BST on Saturday.His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.The younger boy, along with two girls, aged 17, are in custody. Officers