Race to replace Theresa May kicks off

Around a dozen British Conservative MPs will formally throw their hats into the ring on Monday in the fight to replace Theresa May as party leader and Prime Minister, with her former foreign secretary Boris Johnson seen as the runaway favourite. Nominations to succeed May — who resigned on Friday as head of the ruling Tory party following her failure to deliver Brexit — open at 10:00 am (0900 GMT) and close at 5:00 pm (1600 GMT). Britain’s departure from the European Union, twice delayed and now set for October…

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Baby died after mum took him to nightclub and drunkenly fell asleep on him

A mother has been jailed after her four-week old baby died after she drunkenly fell asleep on top of him in be, having taken him clubbing for the night. Marina Tilby, 26, was sentenced to two years and four months behind bars after a judge branded the incident as a ‘dreadful case of maternal selfishness’ on Friday. The mother was seen repeatedly throwing and catching her son Darian Tilby with her sister in a New Quay, Mid Wales, nightclub before taking him back to a caravan with two men she…

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Polish Activists Try to Save Cows Condemned to Death

(Reuters) – A herd of about 180 free-roaming cows in Poland must be slaughtered, authorities have ruled, to the dismay of activists fighting to save them as a cause celebre for animal rights. Left to wander fields in the western municipality of Deszczno for years, the cows are a threat to public safety and the health of other animals because they have not had proper checks, Poland’s chief veterinary officer has ruled. The owners of the cows, who are twin brothers, left them to roam and breed unsupervised, comparing them…

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SEC awards joint whistleblowers $3 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded two whistleblowers $3 million Monday for providing a tip that led to a “successful enforcement action involving an alleged securities law violation that impacted retail investors.” The two whistleblowers submitted their tip jointly and will share the $3 million award. “In this case, the whistleblowers also undertook significant and timely steps to have their employer remediate the harm caused by the alleged violations,” the SEC said. In its award order (pdf), the SEC said the whistleblowers didn’t provide information “voluntarily.” Another agency had already requested information…

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Angry alligator busts through kitchen window

The alligator that busted into a Florida home.Clearwater Police Department ‏ Honey, I’m home — for dinner! An 11-foot-long alligator busted through a kitchen window in Clearwater, Fla., early Friday, prompting terrified residents to call 911, according to police. Local cops posted photos on Twitter of the ungainly gator showing off its toothy grin amid a pair of toppled chairs. It was still dark when the massive beast raided the kitchen through the home’s ground-level windows, the department said in a tweet. Apparently disappointed by the menu, the gator proceeded to…

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Man accidentally shoots, kills woman during sex act

By Fox News Andrew ShinaultHillsborough County Sheriff’s Office A Florida man is facing manslaughter charges, accused of accidentally and fatally shooting a woman during a sex act on Sunday, authorities said. Andrew Shinault, 23, shot a woman in her 20s in the upper body with his registered handgun about 12:30 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The shooting occurred at Shinault’s home in the Tampa suburb of Valrico. The woman — whose identity was not revealed — was taken to a hospital where she later died.…

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Kim Jong Un executes officials after failed February summit with US -Report

Kim Yong Chol (left) and Kim Hyok CholGetty Images; AP North Korean leader Kim Jong Un carried out a deadly purge following a failed February summit with President Trump in Vietnam, executing five people, including the country’s special envoy to the United States, Kim Hyok Chol, a report said Thursday. “Kim Hyok Chol was investigated and executed at Mirim Airport with four foreign ministry officials in March,” South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported, citing an unnamed North Korean official. Four other top officials were also put in front of a…

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Behold: The world’s smallest baby

A California hospital has disclosed the birth of the world’s smallest baby ever to survive, weighing a mere 245 grams (8.6 ounces) — the same as a large apple — when she was born. The girl, nicknamed Saybie by hospital staff, was born 23 weeks and three days into her mother’s pregnancy at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in San Diego. The father was told by doctors that he would have about an hour with his daughter before she passed away. “But that hour turned into two…

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Meet 21yr old Itumeleng Ntsube, South Africa’s youngest-ever MP

South Africa’s youngest legislator is set to be sworn into office today as members of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), the upper house of parliament, take their seats. The 21-year-old Itumeleng Ntsube belongs to the ruling African National Congress’ (ANC) from Botshabelo in the Free State Province. The province which has its capital as Bloemfontein also serevs as South Africa’s judicial capital. Ntsube was accredited by the parliament during a May 21 orientation in Cape Town, the legislative capital, reports said. He enrolled in university last year and is…

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