Meghan was shocked not to be paid for royal walkabouts, new book claims

The Duchess of Sussex did not understand the point of royal walkabouts and said during a tour of Australia: “I can’t believe I’m not getting paid for this,” a new book claims. The Duchess was feted by cheering crowds as she and the Duke of Sussex visited the Commonwealth realm in 2018, but behind the … Read more

score and latest updates from Korea Open semi-final

Welcome to our live coverage of Emma Raducanu vs Jelena Ostapenko in the Korea Open semi-finals. Raducanu has won three games in succession for the first time since her stunning US Open win last year – but will have to overcome the top seed to reach her first final since that unforgettable Flushing Meadows triumph. … Read more

Mothers vaccinate children ‘at night and in secret’ as measles spreads in anti-vax sect in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s government has not released new figures on the toll from the outbreak for a fortnight. But the speed of the spread and the unusually high proportion of those infected who are dying has worried international health officials. Officials reported that 37 children died on September 1 alone. ‘It’s important to just sneak out’ Fear … Read more

Sanctions should be dropped from Roman Abramovich, says British prisoner of war

In an interview with the Sun newspaper, Mr Harding, a father-of-two, also praised Abramovich for helping to get the hostages released. Mr Harding said: “He was a really sound bloke, a really lovely guy. He’s a legend – we absolutely love him and I’m so grateful for his efforts.” Mr Harding, who had been serving … Read more

‘I’m resigning – victims are being completely failed’

The choice of Dame Vera Baird, 72, as victims’ commissioner was always an unusual political fit. Self-avowedly more a Brownite than a Blairite, she was a high-flying barrister within New Labour, succeeding the former Northern Ireland secretary Mo Mowlam as MP in the north-east constituency of Redcar in 2001 before being appointed solicitor general by … Read more

First official photo of King Charles III shows him attending to his red boxes

The photograph was taken in a shoot lasting just a few minutes, and it is understood to have been one of the final frames after the King had finished posing and got immediately back to work. He is sitting at a 19th-century French mahogany writing desk, in front of the painting Jacob and Leah with … Read more

Strike leader appears on Have I Got News For You

Rail union leader Mick Lynch became the butt of the joke on the BBC’s Have I Got News For You when he appeared as a panellist and was mocked for bringing the country to a standstill.  The general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) was on the show on Friday night, having … Read more

Putin ‘will trigger world nuclear arms race if he bombs Ukraine’

On Friday night, Oleksiy Gromov, a senior army official, said the village of Yatskivka had been retaken, adding Ukrainian troops had “regained control over positions to the south of Bakhmut”. Yatskivka, about 10km east of Izyum, sits on the eastern bank of the strategic Oskil river, which Kyiv’s forces crossed after recapturing swathes of territory … Read more

Royal Navy explodes warship as it fires new missiles for first time in massive joint exercise with US

Royal Navy helicopters have fired new missiles for the first time as UK and US forces target a warship in the biggest such exercise for two decades. HMS Westminster, a Wildcat helicopter and three RAF Typhoon jets put on a formidable display of firepower alongside US allies, exploding a specially prepared ex-US Navy warship in … Read more

Biden sends secret nuclear strike warning to Putin

The existence of the US warnings over nuclear weapons emerged as voting began in referendums on whether Russian-held regions of Ukraine should become part of Russia. Ukrainian and Western officials have condemned the votes as an illegitimate attempt by Moscow to annex areas its forces have occupied during nearly seven months of war. The sham … Read more