Serena Williams knocked out by sister Venus at Indian Wells; Chinese takeaway dishes "should carry warnings about salt content"; High court challenge to release of black-cab rapist begins
Serena Williams knocked out by sister Venus at Indian Wells; Chinese takeaway dishes "should carry warnings about salt content"; High Court challenge to release of black-cab rapist begins (Photos: Getty Images, Rex Features)

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Russian spy: Deadline for Moscow over spy poison attack

Theresa May has given Vladimir Putin’s administration until midnight today to explain the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, or she will conclude it was an “unlawful use of force” by the Russian state against the UK. The PM said it was "highly likely" Russia was responsible for the incident last week. Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, called May’s remarks a "provocation” and described the event as a “circus show in the British parliament”.
BBC News

Worboys' victims head to court to challenge release

The lawyers for two victims and the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, were given permission last month to mount a challenge over the lawfulness of the decision to free the serial sex attacker. Three judges in London will hear the action against the Parole Board over two days and Worboys is expected to appear via videolink from prison. Worboys was jailed indefinitely in 2009, with a minimum term of eight years, for drugging and sexually assaulting female passengers in his cab.
The Guardian

Labour MP accused of slapping woman’s backside 

Karl Turner, a shadow transport minister, is alleged to have said, “I couldn’t help myself,” when challenged by peers after the incident in 2015. Witnesses also told the Financial Times that he told a woman who had had a double mastectomy that she “shouldn’t have got rid of her real tits because they were great”. Responding to the claims, Turner said, "I strongly reject any suggestion that I behaved inappropriately or in a misogynistic manner."
The Sun

Chinese takeaway dishes "should carry warnings about salt content"

Campaign group Action on Salt performed analysis on dishes from six Chinese restaurants, which found that 97 per cent contained two grams of salt or more per dish. And 58 per cent contained more than three grams of salt per dish – which is half an adult's maximum recommended daily intake. The group also analysed 141 Chinese ready meals from supermarkets and found 43 per cent were deemed to be high enough in salt to receive a red warning label on the front of the pack.
Sky News

Serena Williams knocked out by sister Venus at Indian Wells

Venus Williams defeated her younger sister 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open, in her first win against Serena since 2014. It was the sisters' earliest meeting since a 17-year-old Venus beat 16-year-old Serena in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open. They played Monday night for the first time since last year's Australian Open final, when a pregnant Serena won her 23rd Grand Slam title.
The Telegraph

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