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Big reads are missing on Booker Prize's shortlist

Big reads are missing on Booker Prize's shortlist

The 2018 Man Booker Prize judges have complained that many of the books submitted were too long-winded.

  • by Anita Singh

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London police solve mystery of the Croydon cat killer
Animals

London police solve mystery of the Croydon cat killer

For years, people in London suspected that a deranged sadist was behind hundreds of cat mutilations, the grisly evidence strewn around their yards.

  • by Ceylan Yeginsu
Two people taken ill, triggering major response in jittery Salisbury
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Two people taken ill, triggering major response in jittery Salisbury

Two people fell ill triggering a major incident response in Salisbury, where ex-Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned, police said.

  • by Paul Sandle
Ready, aim, misfire: the Brits just aren't as good as Australians at leadership coups
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Analysis

Ready, aim, misfire: the Brits just aren't as good as Australians at leadership coups

Theresa May has clung on for more than two years now – in Australian terms, three quarters of a Turnbull, four-fifths of a combined Rudd, or 1.1 Abbotts.

  • by Nick Miller
Skripal poisoning suspects not criminals: Putin
Russia probe

Skripal poisoning suspects not criminals: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia knows the real identity of two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

Aussie Ewan nails Tour of Britain stage, Alaphilippe takes overall win

Aussie Ewan nails Tour of Britain stage, Alaphilippe takes overall win

Australian rider Caleb Ewan won the final stage of the Tour of Britain on Sunday as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe claimed overall victory.

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Former boss of QBE Australia John Neal named Lloyd's of London CEO
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Former boss of QBE Australia John Neal named Lloyd's of London CEO

Lloyd's of London has named John Neal as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Inga Beale at the helm of the world's oldest and biggest insurance market.

  • by Gavin Finch
Sergei Skripal said to have worked with Spanish intelligence
Russia probe

Sergei Skripal said to have worked with Spanish intelligence

The account of Skripal's activities in Spain adds new details to a case that has inflamed relations between Russia and the West.

  • by Michael Schwirtz & Jose Bautista
Planes, trains and perfume: how CCTV tracked Novichok to the Skripal's door
Russia

Planes, trains and perfume: how CCTV tracked Novichok to the Skripal's door

Britain is one of the most heavily surveilled nations on Earth. And then there are the 'super recognisers'. This is how they found their men.

  • by Ellen Barry
'Two steps forward one step back' in Labour's anti-Semitism row
Jeremy Corbyn

'Two steps forward one step back' in Labour's anti-Semitism row

Corbyn's Labour party has finally agreed that criticising Israel can be anti-Semitic. But it did so with a caveat.

  • by Nick Miller
'Yellow's not my colour': London mayor reacts to balloon bikini
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'Yellow's not my colour': London mayor reacts to balloon bikini

Organisers raised $100k to create the blimp to protest Sadiq Khan backing a giant balloon of US President Donald Trump as an angry baby .