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1. Tory leadership vote delayed after GCHQ hacking alert
The election of the next prime minister has been postponed after GCHQ warned cyber hackers could alter people’s ballots, The Telegraph can reveal.
The Conservative Party was forced to abandon plans to allow members to change their vote for the next leader later in the contest over the concerns. Read the full story.
2. Nancy Pelosi’s high-stakes trip to Taiwan risks a flare-up in US-China relations
When Nancy Pelosi stepped off the official United States plane onto the Taipei runway just before midnight on Tuesday – her bright pink pantsuit showing even in the night darkness – the world held its breath.
Just hours earlier, as the speaker of the US House of Representatives boarded her flight in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Chinese military had held sharp drills, an eleventh-hour move to pressure her to cancel her unofficial trip to Taiwan , an island with a democratic right to cancel-elected government claimed by Beijing. Read the full story.
3. More hose bans will be announced this week
New hose bans are expected to be announced as early as Wednesday, with the public urged to report their neighbors if they are wasting water in hard-hit areas.
The south east of England has been hit hardest by drought and is expected to miss out on the rain that is set to arrive in the country in the coming days. Read the full story.
4. Gary Lineker: I won’t be forced to self-censor after getting “ridiculous” excitement over a Chloe Kelly tweet
Gary Lineker says he will not be “bullied” for censoring himself on Twitter after poking fun at the “ridiculous” furor sparked by a pun about Chloe Kelly’s goal celebration that secured England’s European title.
Lineker vowed to continue posting “funny” comments on the social media site, despite the backlash after what feminist activists branded as “misogynist” about Kelly removing her shirt and revealing her sports bra after she had scored the winner at Sunday’s Euro 2022 final. Read the full story.
5. Shark attacks swimmer off UK coast for first time in 175 years
A snorkeler has been rescued by the Coastguard after being bitten by a shark in Cornwall in the worst attack of its kind in British waters since 1847.
The woman’s leg was bitten by the shark during a snorkeling trip operated by a local tour operator, but despite her injuries, she was able to exit the boat to receive further treatment. Read the full story.
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