Donald Trump Jr's wife hospitalised after opening letter containing unknown substance, NHS reports a surge in hospital admissions for eating disorders, South Africa: ANC "decides Zuma must go"
Donald Trump Jr's wife hospitalised after opening letter containing unknown substance; NHS reports a surge in hospital admissions for eating disorders; South Africa: ANC "decides Zuma must go" (Photos: Getty Images)

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Oxfam deputy, Penny Lawrence, resigns over charity's prostitution scandal

Lawrence said she took "full responsibility" for the behaviour of the charity's staff in Chad and Haiti "that we failed to adequately act upon”. She said she was sorry for the "harm and distress" it had caused supporters. The announcement comes amid criticism of the charity's response to allegations that senior aid workers used prostitutes in Haiti, during the relief effort after the earthquake in 2010. 
Financial Times

Donald Trump Jr's wife hospitalised after opening letter containing unknown substance

Police have said Vanessa Trump opened a letter in her Manhattan apartment addressed to her husband, Donald Trump Jr, that contained what is believed to be white powder. She called 911 and reported that she was coughing and felt nauseous, according to the New York Police Department. She and two other people at the residence were taken to a nearby hospital. A police spokesman said a preliminary test indicated the powder was not dangerous.
ITV News

Jacob Zuma "sacked" as South Africa's president by the ANC

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will formally ask President Jacob Zuma to resign, after he refused to do so earlier, reports say. The reported decision to "recall" him followed marathon talks by senior party officials, which continued into the early hours of Tuesday. The move does not force Zuma to stand down but makes it clear he does not have his party's support. If Zuma still does not budge, he will face a vote of no confidence in parliament that he is expected to lose.
Sky News

Judge to rule on Julian Assange arrest warrant

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, will hear today whether his legal bid to halt action against him for breaching bail has been successful, in a ruling that could pave the way for him to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Even if a judge rules in his favour, though, he may elect to stay in the embassy – where he has lived for almost six years – because of his fear that the United States may seek his extradition on charges related to the activities of WikiLeaks.
The Guardian

Eating-disorder admissions in England double in six years

Figures from NHS Digital show that hospital admissions for bulimia and anorexia in England rose from 7,260 between April 2010 and 2011 to 13,885 in the year to April 2017. Doctors, campaigners and MPs have warned that the rise in admissions indicates that outpatient treatment is not working effectively. 
The Telegraph

New online tool detects and blocks terrorist propaganda

An artificial-intelligence programme that can detect Islamic State propaganda online with a 94 per cent success rate has been developed, the Home Office has announced. The technology could stop the majority of ISIS videos from reaching the internet, by analysing the audio and images of a video file during the uploading process and rejecting extremist content. The tool will be made available to all internet platforms, although many major tech companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, already use similar technology on their own websites. 
BBC News

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