The Daily Populous

Monday July 9th, 2018 night edition

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May's plan 'sticks in the throat', says Boris Johnson as he resigns over Brexit.

Boris Johnson has quit as foreign secretary, claiming in his resignation letter that the UK was headed “for the status of a colony” if Theresa May’s soft Brexit plans were adopted.

Johnson wrote that he believed May’s new plan amounted to “a semi-Brexit” with large parts of the economy “locked in the EU system, but with no UK control over that system”.

Pressure on the foreign secretary had been mounting since fellow pro-Brexiter David Davis resigned as Brexit secretary on Sunday night, swiftly followed by his No 2 at the Department for Exiting the EU, Steve Baker.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “This afternoon, the prime minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary.

After the Chequers summit, it emerged that Johnson had referred to attempts to sell May’s Brexit plan as being akin to “polishing a turd”.

13 July 2016 Theresa May, who took over the leadership unopposed, appoints Johnson as foreign secretary. »

4 more boys freed from Thai cave, bringing total rescued to 8

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MAE SAI, Thailand (AP/WTXF) -- Eight of the 12 boys trapped in a flooded and labyrinth cave system in far northern Thailand are safe and recuperating in a hospital after another four were brought out by divers on the second day of a high-stakes rescue operation, a top official said.

The boys brought out of the dark, winding cave on Monday are "safe and conscious," said Chiang Rai province acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is in charge of the rescue effort.

Cave rescue experts have said they consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving. »

Ethiopia's Abiy and Eritrea's Afewerki declare end of war

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The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over.

Family members divided by the dispute are now able to telephone each other for the first time since the war.

The declaration came at a landmark meeting between the two countries' leaders in Eritrea's capital, Asmara. »

‘Self-induced abortion’ searches on Google reflect a dark reality for many women

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In 2015, the state with the highest rate of Google searches related to self-induced abortions was Mississippi, according to Stephens-Davidowitz.

In one month-long period of 2017 there were more than 200,000 Google searches related to information on self-abortion, according to data from the Guttmacher Institute.

If that proves to be true, the need for thorough and accurate information for women online will be critical, Donovan noted. »

Putin critic found strangled to death the day he was due in court

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An exiled critic of Vladimir Putin was found strangled to death on the day he was due in court to fight a $99 million compensation claims, it has emerged.

Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was pursued 'to the bitter end' by lawyers acting for the airline Aeroflot, the High Court disclosed yesterday.

The court heard Mr Glushkov had to fight the case himself after running out of money for lawyers. »