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  1. Turkish president calls for ‘highest ranked’ of those responsible to face justice

    The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has publicly torn down Saudi claims that the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight in its Istanbul consulate, making fresh allegations that his death was a premeditated murder and calling for an independent investigation in Turkey.

    In the hotly anticipated address at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, in which the president had promised to reveal the “naked truth” about what happened to Khashoggi, Erdoğan said he was not satisfied with Riyadh’s version of events of what happened and called for the “highest ranked” of those responsible to be brought to justice.

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  2. London mayor sends message to bloc ahead of meeting with Michel Barnier this Friday

    Sadiq Khan has sent a message to the EU that he believes Labour will be forced to oppose the “bad” Brexit deal that is emerging from their negotiations with Theresa May.

    The mayor of London’s comments come ahead of his meeting this week with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in which Khan will emphasise the need for far closer economic ties.

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  3. FoI response shows number of offences against politicians more than doubled in a year

    The number of crimes against MPs has more than doubled in a year, prompting concern about the level of intimidation and abuse politicians are facing.

    A specialist police team set up to investigate crimes against MPs dealt with 242 complaints last year, compared with 102 in its first year of operation. The unit launched in August 2016 after the murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox.

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  4. Essex police have passed man’s details to Spanish authorities who are investigating

    Police say they have identified a man who was filmed racially abusing an elderly woman on a Ryanair flight.

    The woman, Delsie Gayle, 77, said she was left stunned and depressed after a man shouted at her to move seats as they boarded a plane last Friday.

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  5. Archaeologists say the 23-metre vessel has lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years

    Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years.

    The 23-metre (75ft) vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface. A lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, the researchers said.

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