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Daphne Caruana Galizia: suspected middleman set to name names

Alleged middleman offered pardon in return for sharing evidence on death of journalist WT24 Desk A suspected middleman in the murder of the prominent Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been offered a presidential pardon in return for sharing potentially crucial evidence, The Guardian reports. Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, confirmed what could be a major breakthrough in the hunt for ...

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New York Times editor says Trump has put his reporters’ lives at risk

Dean Baquet decries abuse of journalists and defends not calling president racist WT24 Desk The executive editor of the New York Times has accused Donald Trump of putting his reporters’ lives at risk by subjecting them to personal abuse and describing them as “enemies of the people”, The Guardian reports. Dean Baquet, who has led the news outlet during one of the ...

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Ex-KGB agent met Boris Johnson at Italian party

Russian billionaire says there was ‘nothing unusual’ in meeting the then foreign secretary WT24 Desk Boris Johnson met an ex-KGB agent during a highly controversial trip to attend a party two days after attending a high-level Nato summit that focused on Russia, the Observer can reveal, The Guardian reports. The prime minister, who was foreign secretary at the time, met Russian billionaire businessman Alexander ...

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Tesco van appears on roof to start Christmas ad blitz

Supermarket launches festive campaign with truck supplying parties through the ages WT24 Desk Tesco has parked one of its delivery vans on top of a thatched house in Tatton Park, near Knutsford in Cheshire, to promote the launch of its Christmas ad this weekend, The Guardian reports. The supermarket group, which is one of the last big retailers to reveal details ...

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Prince Andrew to be quizzed on Epstein in Newsnight special

BBC to broadcast ‘no holds barred’ interview with royal on Saturday night WT24 Desk Prince Andrew has agreed to speak publicly for the first time about his friendship with the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, in a “no holds barred” interview with the BBC’s Newsnight programme to be broadcast on Saturday night, The Guardian reports. The prince has been the subject of fierce ...

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Fake news item in local media

India says it’s intended to mislead people in Bangladesh WT24 Desk The Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Wednesday altered about a fake news item being circulated in the local media describing it a deliberate attempt to create misunderstanding about India in the public domain and mislead people in Bangladesh, Agencies report. “It’s most egregious and wrong on part of ...

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Newsquest bids for JPI to create UK regional press powerhouse

Exclusive: firm becomes frontrunner to seal deal ahead of Mirror owner, say sourcesWT24 Desk Newsquest has gatecrashed the Daily Mirror owner’s attempt to buy JPI Media, which owns titles including the Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, with an offer to create a UK regional newspaper powerhouse, The Guardian reports. Three sources said Newsquest, the UK’s second-biggest regional newspaper group, which publishes 200 titles ...

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Why delay in Sagar-Runi murder probe

HC asks investigation officer WT24 Desk The High Court on Monday wanted to know how long the investigation into Sagar-Runi murder case will continue as seven years have already elapsed since the gruesome murder, Agencies report. The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman asked Khandaker Shafiqul Islam, investigation officer (IO) of the case and ...

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BBC podcast’s attempt to define ‘shitposting’ leaves viewers baffled

Laura Kuenssberg’s definition of scatological phrase on Brexitcast confuses colleagues WT24 Desk The BBC has been accused of shitposting on shitposting, after an attempt to explain the online term on a podcast left millennial viewers baffled, The Guardian reports. During a discussion on Brexitcast, the flagship political podcast shown on BBC One on Thursday evening, the corporation’s political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, described the ...

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