Knife deaths among black people ‘should cause more outrage’

Top Met officer says inadequate response is because many victims came from black communities

Knife deaths are not causing the “collective outrage” they should because the majority of victims are from black communities, a top police officer has said.

Martin Hewitt, an assistant commissioner at the Met police, said that, although the police are putting “enormous effort” into tackling knife crimes, not enough preventative work was being done.

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Justine Damond shooting suspect given bail on condition of giving up passport

Former Minneapolis policeman Mohamed Noor a flight risk, says judge, as court hears how he was ‘spooked’ by loud noise on night of killing

A former Minnesota police officer charged with murdering an unarmed Australian woman represents a flight risk and had his bail set at $400,000.

Mohamed Noor, 32, who has been charged in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July last year, did not enter a plea on the third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges when he appeared in court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

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Justin Trudeau defends Canada’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Trudeau defends sale of more than 900 armoured vehicles, arguing that the deal is in line with Canada’s foreign and defense policies

Justin Trudeau has defended his government’s decision to sign off on the sale of more than 900 armoured vehicles – including dozens equipped with “heavy assault” cannons – to Saudi Arabia, arguing that the deal is in line with Canada’s foreign and defence policies.

The C$15bn ($11.63bn) deal – struck by the previous Conservative government in 2014 and given the green light after Trudeau became prime minister – has been in the spotlight in recent years amid growing concerns about Riyadh’s human rights record.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg finally addresses Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook will change the way it shares data with third-party apps, CEO announces, following reports on data misuse of 50 million Americans

Facebook is changing the way its shares data with third-party applications, Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday in his first public statement since the Observer reported that the personal data of about 50 million Americans had been harvested and improperly shared with a political consultancy.

The Facebook CEO broke his five-day silence on the scandal that has enveloped his company this week in a Facebook post acknowledging that the policies that allowed the misuse of data were “a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it”.

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Shoreham air crash pilot to be charged with manslaughter

Andrew Hill faces charges of manslaughter by gross negligence of the 11 men who died and endangerment of an aircraft

The pilot whose plane crashed in the Shoreham airshow disaster, killing 11 men, will be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence, the crown prosecution service (CPS) has announced.

Andrew Hill also faces allegations of endangerment of an aircraft under air navigation laws after the vintage Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the A27 in West Sussex at 1.22pm on 22 August 2015.

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Peru president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns amid corruption scandal

  • Secret videos recordings link government to vote buying
  • Congress about to hold second impeachment vote on 79-year-old

Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has offered his resignation after secret video recordings entangled him in a new corruption scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, plunging one of Latin America’s steadiest economies into a political crisis.

It was unclear if the opposition-controlled congress would accept his resignation or proceed with a vote on Thursday to force him from office.

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EU leaders accused of not protecting citizens’ rights in Brexit deal

Campaigners say withdrawal agreement leaves millions of Europeans facing a bleak future

Campaigners for the rights of British nationals and EU citizens after Brexit have criticised Donald Tusk and said the deal about to be signed in Brussels leaves them with a bleak future.

In a strongly worded letter they accused Tusk, the European council president, and Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, of misleading voters by claiming they had reached agreement on citizens’ rights.

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Lack of US election auditing raises fears of Russian vote meddling in 2018

Homeland security chief issues warning as primary contests get under way amid continued concerns about Russian interference

Some US states lack a verifiable way to audit election results and this represents a “national security concern”, the Trump administration’s homeland security chief warned on Wednesday, as primary contests get under way amid continued concerns about Russian interference in the run-up to November’s midterm US elections.

Related: Senators release election security recommendations to deter meddling

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Cambridge Analytica’s ruthless bid to sway the vote in Nigeria

Still terrified witnesses paint a shocking picture of how far a western firm will go to win an election

If Britain hadn’t voted to leave the EU, and Trump hadn’t won the US election, it’s unlikely anyone outside Nigeria would have given a second thought to what went on during its presidential election campaign three years ago.

But the 20/20 vision of hindsight casts a very different light on the events of early 2015, and a campaign that now seems to eerily prefigure what happened in the US a year later. Many of the same characters, some of the same tactics.

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Cambridge Analytica was offered politicians’ hacked emails, witnesses say

Hackers offered personal data about future Nigerian president and future PM of St Kitts and Nevis, sources say

The data analytics firm that worked on the Donald Trump election campaign was offered material from Israeli hackers who had accessed the private emails of two politicians who are now heads of state, witnesses have told the Guardian.

Multiple sources have described how senior directors of Cambridge Analytica – including its chief executive, Alexander Nix – gave staff instructions to handle material provided by computer hackers in election campaigns in Nigeria and St Kitts and Nevis

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