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22

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Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia...Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev...Australia sexual abuse: National...Indianapolis zoo lioness kills...Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy...Hamilton misses out on F1 title win...Migrant caravan on the move from...French teen charged for pointing...UK urged to take back Islamic State...Government to examine university...Infected blood victims' support...'Super-sized' mice threaten seabird...David Beckham admits marriage 'hard...'Headless chicken sea monster'...The Papers: Brexit revolt warning...'I battled giant tuna for four hours...Teen Awards: Little Mix, BTS and...Ninestiles school to enforce 'silent...Legendary mountain team's 1921...Yosemite: Photographer searches for...The Walking Dead boss teases Andrew...Giant cave hall discovered down...Teen Awards: Liam Payne and Mabel's...Seaweed farming in the Russian ArcticIn pictures: Follow Ghana's...Two Americas, only 30 miles apartYour pictures: MarketsSilent disco for Hertfordshire...BBC News ChannelMass marches in the UK - do they work?K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up...The tip-off from a Nazi that saved...Do you speak Telugu? Welcome to AmericaPeterloo: The man who ordered a...The billionaires fuelling a space raceThe day out that reunited an Indian...Breadboards and dog collars:...Why attacks on aid workers may hurt...Austria-Italy passport row tests...Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace: Hosts...Spot-fixing: ECB rejects claims...Match of the Day 2: Jordan Pickford...Cardiff-Glasgow kit clash an...European Open: Britain's Kyle Edmund...NFL: Tennessee Titans' Wembley...WSL highlights: Arsenal 6-0 Reading...My cheating boyfriend gave me HIV -...I woke up unable to speak EnglishHow chemical weapons have helped...The weird world of a Kim Jong-un...
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Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murderedJamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered

A senior minister blames a "rogue operation" as pressure mounts over the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmamentRussia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

The ex-Soviet president says scrapping a Cold War missile deal will undermine nuclear disarmament.

Australia sexual abuse: National apology delivered to victimsAustralia sexual abuse: National apology delivered to victims

The national apology is for tens of thousands of children who were sexually abused over decades.

Indianapolis zoo lioness kills father of her three cubsIndianapolis zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs

Lioness Zuri attacked the father of her cubs, Nyack, who had lived with her for eight years.

BBC news for Devon

Surge in drink spiking reports in Devon and CornwallSurge in drink spiking reports in Devon and Cornwall

Police say reports of drink spiking in Devon and Cornwall have risen from four in 2015 to 76 in 2017.

Man arrested after teen dies in Cullompton car crashMan arrested after teen dies in Cullompton car crash

A man is arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a boy died in the crash in Devon.

Thomas Orchard: Devon and Cornwall Police admits restraining offenceThomas Orchard: Devon and Cornwall Police admits restraining offence

Force admits failings over officer training on an emergency restraint belt after Mr Orchard's death.

Smoke billows from Newton Abbot warehouse blazeSmoke billows from Newton Abbot warehouse blaze

There are no reports of injuries said the fire service who sent eight crews to tackle the blaze.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!


  1. Bad week for second-home owners. The Labour Party has said it hopes to raise up to £560m a year from taxes on 174,000 second homes in England. Properties used as holiday homes would see their council tax bill doubled. The levy would not be imposed on properties let out or used for employment. The Guardian
     
  2. Brexit costing the UK £500m each week. Brexit is already costing the public purse £500m a week, according to new research. The economy is 2.5% smaller than it would have been if UK had voted remain, says the Centre for European Reform. The think tank’s analysis also concludes that the government’s austerity drive would be on the way to completion had Britain voted to stay in the EU. Financial Times
     
  3. UK workers underpaid by £15.6m. The taxman has discovered that UK workers were underpaid by a record £15.6m in the past year. HMRC found that social care, commercial warehousing and the gig economy were the sectors most likely to underpay staff. Some 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at least the minimum wage rate - the highest number since the statutory rate was introduced in 1999. BBC
     
  4. People are depending on you to lead. Will you answer the call to guide them? If you’re ready, the first person you’ve got to lead is yourself. No one else can do this for you. Only you can lead yourself to the kind of growth that keeps you energised and helps you achieve your greatest goals. [READ MORE]
     
  5. Philip Hammond sets next budget on a Monday. The chancellor has arranged the next budget for 29 October - the first time since 1962 that the government has revealed its set-piece tax and spending plans on a Monday. The move comes as Theresa May’s government risks failing to secure a Brexit deal with Brussels and amid uproar and rebellion within its ranks. The date comes before a key Brussels Brexit summit in the middle of November. Office for National Statistics
     
  6. Salary required for city home up 18%. The average salary required of a first-time buyer to purchase a home in the UK’s biggest cities has risen by 18% in the past three years. This means the requirement is above the rate of earnings growth. Research from the Resolution Foundation think-tank has signalled that one in three millennials were unlikely to own their home. The Guardian
     
  7. Woman are better drivers than men. DVLA figures show that woman are six times less likely to be disqualified from driving than men, and 23 times less likely to be disqualified for dangerous driving. RAC
     
  8. Fifa players of year: Marta and Modric. Footballers Luka Modric of Croatia and Brazilian international Marta were given Fifa’s player of the year awards at a ceremony in London last week. Modric has led Real Madrid’s male team to another successful season, while Marta has excelled with US team Orlando Pride. This is the sixth time she has won best female player. The Independent
     
The bottom line. British consumers’ estimated annual expenditure on hotels and travel as a result of having read online reviews is £14bn. However, one in three reviews on TripAdvisor, a popular travel reviews website, is fake. TripAdvisor receives 50 million visits a month from British users. The Times

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