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Harry Dunn crash: Parents ‘hopeful’ about US meeting

Harry Dunn crash: Parents ‘hopeful’ about US meeting
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHarry Dunn's mother Charlotte spoke to the BBC while on a plane to the US The parents of Harry Dunn say they are hopeful about meeting the US diplomat's wife who was involved in the crash that killed their son.The 19-year-old motorcyclist died in the crash near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on 27 August. Anne Sacoolas left the UK under diplomatic immunity while police were investigating her as a suspect. Mr
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Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood leads six authors in the frame to win

Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood leads six authors in the frame to win
Image copyright Booker Prize/PA Media Image caption One of these writers will pick up the Booker Prize later The winner of this year's Booker Prize is to be named later, with the six contenders led by Margaret Atwood for her follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale.Atwood's The Testaments is the bookmakers' favourite to scoop the prestigious literary award.The other nominees are Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Sir Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak.The winner will receive £50,000 at a ceremony

‘Oval Four’: Men ‘framed by corrupt detective’ to go to court

‘Oval Four’: Men ‘framed by corrupt detective’ to go to court
Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Two men who say they were framed by a detective nearly 50 years ago have had their cases referred to the Court of Appeal.Winston Trew and Sterling Christie were among a group - known as the Oval Four - who were arrested at Oval tube station in south London in March 1972.They spent eight months in prison for assaulting

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Typhoon Hagibis was the worst storm to hit the country in decades More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.The typhoon - the worst storm to hit the country in decades - has left at least 37 dead, with 20 missing.Typhoon Hagibis also caused the cancellation of three Rugby World Cup matches but the key match between Japan and Scotland went ahead.Japan

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army
Image copyright AFP Image caption Dozens have been killed since the assault against Kurdish forces in Syria began on Wednesday The Kurds in Syria say the Syrian government has agreed to send its army to the northern border to try to halt Turkey's offensive against them.Syrian state media earlier reported that government forces had been deployed to the north.It follows the US decision to pull all its remaining troops from the area over the "untenable" situation there.The Turkish assault,

‘Brexit: ‘Big gap’ remains in UK-EU deal discussions

‘Brexit: ‘Big gap’ remains in UK-EU deal discussions
Image copyright PA Media Image caption Arrangements for the Northern Ireland border are a key sticking point in the UK-EU deal talks The UK is willing to make concessions to its plans for the Northern Ireland border after Brexit but "a big gap" remains over customs arrangements, EU ambassadors have been told.In a briefing on UK-EU weekend talks on a Brexit deal, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said UK plans on the tracking of goods were unacceptable.Earlier, Boris Johnson