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Past articles by Tom:

Trump causes pastor to suffer 'intense vitriol and hatred' after mistaking him for TV reporter he abused

A pastor has said Donald Trump caused him to suffer “intense vitriol and hatred” when the US president mistook him on Twitter for a reporter. The incident occurred last week amid an international furore over repeated false claims by Mr Trump that a hurricane would “most likely” hit Alabama. → Read More

'Priceless’ underwater monitoring station mysteriously disappears from seabed

A “priceless” environmental monitoring station has mysteriously disappeared from the seabed off Germany’s Baltic coast, sparking a police investigation. The large observatory, worth around £270,000, is used to measure seawater quality, including levels of salt, methane and oxygen, as well as temperature. → Read More

Tommy Robinson endorses Boris Johnson

Jailed far-right activist Tommy Robinson appears to have endorsed Boris Johnson as Britain's prime minister. The operators of Robinson’s official Telegram channel called on Sunday evening for supporters to “back Boris”. → Read More

Trump labelled 'p**** a** b****' by Chrissy Teigen after he refers to her as John Legend's 'filthy mouthed wife'

Donald Trump has been branded a “p**** a** b****” by model Chrissy Teigen after the US president referred to her as musician John Legend’s “filthy mouthed wife”. → Read More

Trump 'orders Coast Guard admiral' to take blame for his false Alabama hurricane claims

Donald Trump reportedly ordered a Coast Guard rear admiral to give a statement in which he effectively took the blame for the US president’s misleading claims about the chances of a hurricane striking Alabama. → Read More

Iceland president wears rainbow bracelet for meeting with Mike Pence

Mike Pence was greeted with a display of LGBT+ solidarity upon arrival in Iceland, after the Nordic island’s president wore a rainbow bracelet to their meeting and businesses displayed Pride flags outside buildings. → Read More

Brexit: EU shoots down 'blustering' Boris Johnson's claims he wants new deal

The European Union (EU) has shot down "blustering" Boris Johnson's claims he wants a new Brexit deal, revealing there have been "no real negotiations" in Brussels since he entered Downing Street. → Read More

Trump directly contradicts Pence claim he told him to stay at his golf course: 'People like my product, what can I tell you?'

Donald Trump has directly contradicted Mike Pence by claiming he never suggested to his vice-president that he stay at one of his private golf resorts during an official trip to Ireland. → Read More

Trump forced to deny personally doctoring map to support false hurricane claim after sharpie spotted on his desk

Donald Trump has denied personally altering a map to support a false claim about Hurricane Dorian after a sharpie pen was spotted lying close-by on his desk. → Read More

Thousands in UK born as result of ‘extreme inbreeding’, study suggests

Thousands of people in the UK are likely to be the result of “extreme inbreeding” between close relatives, a study has suggested. An analysis of DNA stored in the UK Biobank, which stores hundreds of thousands of volunteers’ genetic material, found a fraction of those sequenced were conceived by parents who are either first- or second-degree relatives. → Read More

Mitch McConnell: Republican leader angry over 'Moscow Mitch' nickname

Mitch McConnell has angrily denounced critics who refer to him as “Moscow Mitch” over the Senate majority leader’s refusal to pass bipartisan laws protecting the US from Russian election interference. → Read More

Boris Johnson appears to call Jeremy Corbyn 'big girl's blouse'

Boris Johnson appeared to call Jeremy Corbyn a "big girl's blouse" over the Labour leader's refusal to support his desire for a general election during a bruising PMQs session. The comments, which will are likely to prompt accusations of sexism, came just minutes after the prime minister branded Labour's economic plans "s**t or bust" during a back and forth with Mr Corbyn. → Read More

Trump administration says Mike Pence can't be homophobic because he agreed to meet Irish PM and his same-sex partner

The Trump administration has claimed Mike Pence cannot be “anti-gay” because he has agreed to meet the Irish taoiseach and his same-sex partner during an official visit to Ireland. → Read More

Trump insists meteorologists are wrong and he is right to say Hurricane Dorian could have hit Alabama

Donald Trump has insisted he is right - and meteorologists are wrong - over his repeated claim Hurricane Dorian could strike parts of Alabama. → Read More

Mike Pence staying at Trump golf resort in Ireland despite all meetings happening on other side of country

Mike Pence has chosen to stay at Donald Trump’s golf resort during a visit to Ireland, despite his official duties all taking place on the other side of the country in Dublin. Critics accused the US vice president of corruption by electing to use public funds to enrich his boss’ private business, rather than use one of the hundreds of hotels in the Irish capital. → Read More

Eurydice Dixon: Man who raped and murdered 22-year-old comedian walking home from gig jailed for life

A man who raped and murdered a young comedian in Australia as she walked home from a gig has been jailed for life. Jaymes Todd, from Broadmeadows in Melbourne, pleaded guilty last year to killing 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon, in a case which sparked national anger and an outpouring of grief. → Read More

Texas shooting: More than $190,000 raised for toddler shot in face during gun rampage

Hundreds of thousands of dollars has been raised for a toddler shot in the face during a gun rampage in Texas which has killed at least seven people and injured 22. → Read More

Bolsonaro ambassador threatens to choke Macron and insults wife Brigitte amid Amazon fires row: 'He sleeps with a dragon'

Brazil's tourism ambassador has threatened to choke Emmanuel Macron and called his wife Brigitte “ugly” amid a continuing war of words between the French president and the Brazilian government over the fires in the Amazon rainforest. → Read More

Cambourne stabbing: Teenage boy stabbed in chest at bank holiday market in Cambridgeshire

A teenager has been stabbed in the chest at a bank holiday market in Cambridgeshire. Witnesses reported seeing an air ambulance and police cars at the Bourn Airfield Market, near Cambourne, on Monday, Cambridgeshire Live reported. → Read More

Russia says radioactive isotope found in doctor who treated nuclear blast victims 'likely from mushrooms, fish, lichens or seaweed'

Traces of a radioactive isotope found in a doctor who helped treat victims of a deadly nuclear explosion were likely due to him eating mushrooms, fish, lichens or seaweed, Russia has said. → Read More