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Senior police officer denies failing to report child abuse video

Supt Robyn Williams rejects accusation she was trying to protect members of her family

A senior police officer has repeatedly denied in court that she failed to report a child abuse video because she wanted to protect members of her family.

Supt Robyn Williams is accused of failing in her duty after her sister sent the indecent image to her calling for action to be taken against those behind the “disgusting” video.

Instagram influencer uses secret account to hit back at her critics

Clemmie Hooper said she had been attacked by other users for posts about being a mother

The often relentless positivity of the world of social media influencers has turned toxic after Clemmie Hooper, the blogger behind the Mother of Daughters Instagram account, which has 660,000 followers, admitted to a secret life online in which she attacked rivals.

Hooper not only criticised other bloggers on the UK gossip forum under the name “Aliceinwanderlust”, but even called her own husband – also a popular influencer – a “class-A twat”.

British founder of White Helmets found dead in Istanbul

James Le Mesurier, who set up Syrian rescue group, reportedly fell from balcony

The British founder of the organisation that trained the Syrian rescue group known as the White Helmets has died in Istanbul.

A spokesman for the White Helmets confirmed on Monday afternoon the death of James Le Mesurier and said further details were yet to be established.

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Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch – video

Donald Trump Jr and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, were forced to cut short a launch event for his book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of loud booing from the audience.

The audience was angry that Trump Jr and Guilfoyle would not take questions.

Trump Jr tried to argue that taking questions risked creating soundbites that leftwing social media posters would distort

Josh Frydenberg calls for reform of World Trade Organisation and its dispute rules

Treasurer offers praise for global economic institutions, in contrast to Scott Morrison’s ‘negative globalism’ criticism

Josh Frydenberg will argue for reform of major international economic institutions including new trade dispute rules and greater input for “emerging” Asian economies in a speech to be delivered on Tuesday at the Australian National University.

Irish deputy PM criticises Tory pledge on Troubles inquiries

Simon Coveney says ‘law must apply to all’ after Conservative promise to end ‘unfair’ trials

Ireland has expressed concern over a Conservative party pledge to change the law to protect former soldiers in Northern Ireland from possible prosecution over deaths during the Troubles.

The Tories have promised to end what they describe as “unfair trials” of soldiers accused of unlawful killings in Northern Ireland by amending the Human Rights Act to exclude any case dating from before the act came into force in 2000.

Mouse deer spotted in Vietnam for first time in 30 years – video

A distinctly two-tone mouse deer has been captured on film foraging for food by camera traps set up in a Vietnamese forest. The pictures of the rabbit-sized animal, also known as the silver-backed chevrotain, are the first to be taken in the wild and come nearly 30 years after the last confirmed sighting of the creature

Hong Kong protests: student shot and man set on fire during clashes – video

A student was shot by Hong Kong police on Monday, the third time a demonstrator has been hit with live ammunition. Police used teargas, pepper spray and firearms at multiple locations as demonstrators blocked roads, lit fires and hurled missiles. 

Later in the day, a man was doused in a flammable liquid and set on fire after arguing with protesters. Both the student and the man were said to be in a critical condition.

Another clip appeared to show a police officer on a motorbike driving at protesters.