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italian pm expected to resign as political chaos deepens | world news

Giuseppe Conte to address Senate, two weeks after deputy PM pulled plug on coalitionThe Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, is widely expected to resign on Tuesday after delivering a blistering attack against Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League.Conte, a law professor who was plucked from obscurity last year to steer the coalition between Salvini’s League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), will address the Senate at 3pm local time, almost two weeks after Salvi...

pc andrew harper: accused denies role in 'horrific murder' | uk news

Jed Foster remanded in custody until crown court hearing over death of police officerA man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper while he was investigating a reported burglary has denied any involvement in his killing.Jed Foster, 20, was charged on Monday over the death of the 28-year-old Thames Valley police constable in the village of Sulhamstead, in Berkshire. Harper died from multiple injuries after being dragged under a vehicle on Thursday evening. Continue reading...

‘i understand my wife’s lived experience better’: meet the men who have taken their wives’ surnames | life and style

An estimated 3% of men choose to turn gender stereotyping on its head when they get married. Why – and do any of them regret it?What’s in a name? While marriages between opposite-sex couples have been in gradual decline in the UK since the 1970s, with nearly 250,000 marriages in England and Wales in 2016, the vast majority of wives still take their husbands’ names. Although there are no statistics available for the UK, only 3% of men in the US changed to their wives’ surnames, a 2016 study found...

the lion king missed an opportunity to talk about the climate crisis | greta moran | opinion

Like the movie’s characters, the audience is experiencing the unprecedented, rapid destruction of earth – but the film doesn’t acknowledge itThe Lion King was my first, brief encounter with grief. When watching the original 1994 movie, I bolted from the theater the moment the benevolent lion king Mufasa died, not yet able to stomach the idea of a life so abruptly lost. It was only recently that I returned to a theater to see the second half of the movie, this time the 2019 reboot. This time I wa...

realme confirms its 64 mp flagship is going to be called xt

The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro were introduced today, and at the end of the announcement the company also had a little teaser for us - it confirmed its the 64MP phone will be called Realme XT. The event ended with Green Day's song "Wake Me Up When September Ends", which was likely another hint - the device will be announced in early October. The phone is dubbed "64 MP Quad Camera Xpert" and will have Samsung's new ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor. Since we already had some hands-on experienc...

bone-shaking bass, costumes on wheels and the joy of jerk chicken: a guide to notting hill carnival | culture

Where’s the best spot to watch the floats? What’s the tastiest food? And which songs will be this year’s earworms? Our writers check out the word on the streetThis is the beating heart of Notting Hill Carnival (NHC) and it’s responsible for pumping a steady flow of colour, feathers and good vibes across W10 and W11 over the August bank holiday. The parade – set to the infectious sounds of soca – is arguably the star of the weekend. Continue reading...

steve smith ruled out of third ashes test with concussion | sport

• Smith not fit to play after suffering concussion at Lord’s• Sports minister says booing of Smith is ‘distasteful’Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test at Headingley following his concussion diagnosis.Smith was withdrawn on day five of the second Test after showing delayed symptoms from the 92mph Jofra Archer bouncer that struck him in the neck the previous afternoon. Continue reading...

chelsea's davide zappacosta to join roma on season’s loan | football

Defender’s move subject to a medical this weekZappacosta has not played under Frank LampardChelsea’s Davide Zappacosta is to join Roma on a season’s loan, subject to a medical this week. The defender has not played since Frank Lampard took over as manager and made only four Premier League appearances last season. Related: Transfer window 2019 – every summer deal from Europe's top five leagues Continue reading...

brexit: boris johnson's backstop offer to eu dismissed by labour as 'fantasyland wish list' - live news | politics

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 10.26am BST Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, had the 8.10 slot on the Today programme this morning. Here are the key points from her interview.I think it’s going to create chaos, it’s going to be very problematic for business, but it’s going to be very difficult for EU nationals. There are currently three million here altogether, a million have registered for settled status, there’s no possibility of two million register...

amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled | technology

Use of plastic envelopes branded a ‘major step backwards’ in fight against pollutionAmazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a new range of plastic packaging that can’t be recycled in the UK.While supermarkets and other retailers have increasingly been turning their back on single use plastics, the world’s biggest online retailer has started sending small items out in plastic envelopes, seemingly to allow more parcels to be loaded on to each delivery tru...

'it's an act of defiance': the rise of all-female festival lineups | music

Major music festivals such as Reading and Leeds continue to feature mostly male artists, but a number of events are fighting back by removing men from the billing altogetherIn 2015, music blog Crack in the Road tweeted a doctored image of the poster for the Reading and Leeds festival, erasing all acts that didn’t include a female performer. Only 10 groups remained. It started a conversation about gender inequality at music festivals – an issue that, despite the outcry, persists in 2019. This wee...

manchester united ‘disgusted’ with racial abuse of paul pogba | football

• Pogba targeted on Twitter after penalty miss at Wolves• Club say they will take strongest possible actionManchester United have expressed “disgust” at the racial abuse suffered by Paul Pogba following the 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.The midfielder saw a second-half penalty saved, having won it with a run into the area. This was his fourth miss in 11 spot-kicks but Ole Gunnar Solskjær backed Pogba, with Marcus Rashford being United’s other taker. Continue reading...

andy murray considers dropping to challenger level to continue comeback | sport

• Murray suffered first-round defeat at Winston-Salem Open• ‘Maybe I need play a level down to get some matches’Andy Murray is considering dropping down a level to further his singles comeback after suffering a first-round defeat at the Winston-Salem Open. The former world No 1 went down 7-6 (8), 7-5 to the American Tennys Sandgren in a promising display in just his second singles match back since career-saving hip surgery in January.Murray has already confirmed he will not play in the US Open, ...

oppo reno2 get certified by tenaa and 3c, images and specs arrive

Oppo is gearing to introduce the second generation in its Reno line soon and two devices bearing the PCKM00 and PCKT00 model numbers just passed through Chinese certification agencies TENAA and 3C. Oppo Reno2 in Pink Going through the TENAA listing we see both devices are identical apart from the added 256GB storage option for the PCKM00 model. The Reno2 will come with a 6.5-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen and a 16 MP selfie camera housed in the quirky shark fin pop-up mechanism. Arou...

home and away star ben unwin dies aged 41 | television & radio

Actor, who played Jesse McGregor in the soap and directed Chumbawumba’s Tubthumping video, was found dead last weekHome and Away actor Ben Unwin has died aged 41, New South Wales police have confirmed.The actor, who appeared as cult character Jesse McGregor in the long-running soap opera, was found dead close to Australia’s eastern Gold Coast on 14 August. The cause of death is currently unknown. Continue reading...

brexit free-movement cutoff plans worse than windrush, says abbott | politics

Senior Labour MP says no-deal Brexit proposal would create chaos for EU citizens in UKEnding the free movement of people with a no-deal Brexit on 31 October would cause chaos and confusion for EU citizens on a scale that would make the Windrush scandal look like a minor blip, Diane Abbott has said.The shadow home secretary said Boris Johnson’s policies were taking the country “towards a catastrophe” as 2 million EU citizens resident in Britain had not registered for settled status, having been t...

realme 5 and 5 pro hands-on review

IntroductionHard to believe that Realme turned 1-year-old just three months ago. The company is already on its fourth major generation of phones and it seems that it has finally found its identity - photography, performance and a trendy design, all punching above the aggressively-low pricing.The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro are the first quad-camera phones to reach the Indian market. The two new phones use different main and selfie cameras, but the quad camera setup follows the same formula: main,...

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