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  • Phone hacking: CPS may bring corporate charges against Murdoch publisher

    Metropolitan police hands over file of evidence on Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm to Crown Prosecution Service

    The Crown Prosecution Service is considering bringing corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper publisher over phone hacking, it has emerged.

    The Metropolitan police handed over a file of evidence on News International – now renamed News UK – to the CPS for consideration after an investigation stretching back to 2011, when the News of the World was closed at the height of the scandal.

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  • Wildfires rage around Russia's Lake Baikal - video

    Wildfires destroy forest around the world’s oldest and deepest fresh-water lake, Lake Baikal in Russia. By Thursday over 25,000 hectares of forest had been affected by the fire, as planes drop water to try and combat the flames. Tourists have been evacuated from camping sites and hotels located in the areas affected by the fire hotels located in the areas affected by the fire

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  • Rachel Platten tops the UK singles chart for the first time

    Fight Song jumps from No 68 to the top slot, and Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh is this week’s UK album chart No 1

    Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten has scored her first ever UK No 1, topping the official singles chart with the track Fight Song. The power ballad first entered the top 100 at No 68 last week, and climbed 67 places this week, following her success in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Belgium.

    “I feel so excited and so proud that Fight Song has hit No 1 on the official singles chart, I can’t really believe it,” Platten told Official Charts. “It’s amazing to me that this song that I wrote when I was going through one of the hardest times in my life is also the thing that made my dreams come true. I’m just kind of overwhelmed and really grateful.”

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  • Aircraft fan, killed in Shoreham crash, was 'soulmate', says fiancée

    Tony Brightwell is sixth person confirmed dead after a Hawker Hunter from Shoreham airshow crashed into the A27 in West Sussex and exploded

    The fiancée of an avid aircraft enthusiast who was killed in the Shoreham air crash has described him as the love of her life and her soulmate.

    Tony Brightwell, 53, who had a private pilot’s licence, cycled to the West Sussex air show on Saturday to watch the planes and was said by family to be “excited about seeing one of the last flights of the Vulcan bomber”.

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  • Tropical storm Erika leaves trail of destruction across Caribbean

    Authorities in the Dominican Republic begin evacuations after storm devastates Dominica and 20 people are still missing

    Authorities in the Dominican Republic began to evacuate people on Friday as tropical storm Erika lashed the country with heavy rain and wind after killing at least four people and causing devastating floods and mudslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where authorities said about 20 people were still missing.

    The storm was expected to dump up to 8in of rain across the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it headed toward the Bahamas and the US.

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  • El Pulso de la Republica: meet Chumel Torres, Mexico's answer to Jon Stewart

    In a country where national television is accused of being a vehicle of society’s elite, Torres took to YouTube armed with satire and a hope of spurring the young middle class: ‘We’re tired of the old generation being all corrupt and full of shit’

    Chumel Torres gathers steam during his opening monologue on drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who just two days earlier had escaped from a high-security prison in Mexico through a mile-long tunnel complete with ventilation, a conveniently parked motorbike and, as Torres assures his audience, Wi-Fi and a convenience store with both tills open, ready for the taking.

    “We have been made to look ridiculous in the eyes of the whole world and you don’t even bother to come back,” Torres says, staring into the camera, berating President Enrique Peña Nieto for not interrupting a visit to France to attend to the crisis, while an image of the Mario Bros running through digital tunnels plays behind him.

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