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Australia v Wales: Rugby World Cup 2015 – live!

The teams line up in the tunnel looking very tense indeed, then make their way out on to the Twickenham sward ahead of the pre-match formalities. A rendition of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau is the first of them and will be followed by Advance Australia Fair.

Scotland’s win against Samoa means that the winners of this game will face them in the quarter-final, while the losers will play South Africa. It’s probably fair to say that, despite South Africa’s defeat at the hands of Japan, Scotland are the more attractive proposition as quarter-final opponents. But as well as giving us all a good laugh, Japan’s win against South Africa shows it would be foolish to write off anyone left in the last eight.

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VIDEO: Demolition of iconic flats begins
The tallest block of flats in Europe when they were built in the 1960s, Glasgow's Red Road flats are being demolished after a period of decline. The process begins with about 275kg of explosives being used to bring down the triple block.
Germany readies itself for more woe as scandal and slowdown hit economy

The VW affair and bad export data took the shine off the country’s lauded industrial model – but it’s not all bad news

When the German football team lost 1-0 to the Republic of Ireland on Thursday night in a European championship qualifying match, it capped a grim week for national pride.

The shock defeat on the football field followed the ritual grilling of Michael Horn, the US boss of disgraced car-maker Volkswagen, by the US Congress; record losses at the country’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank; and a clutch of dire economic figures, including the sharpest drop in exports since 2009.

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Oklahoma earthquake likely caused by wastewater injection, seismologist says

Magnitude-4.4 temblor Saturday was among nearly 700 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in state this year, compared to 20 throughout 2009

A moderate, magnitude-4.4 earthquake has shaken northern Oklahoma.

It was one of the stronger temblors the earthquake-prone state has had this year.

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Geoffrey Howe dies: prime minister leads tributes to 'quiet hero

David Cameron pays respects to former chancellor and foreign secretary Geoffrey Howe, who has died at 88

The former Conservative chancellor Sir Geoffrey Howe has died, aged 88, after a suspected heart attack, his family said on Saturday.

Lord Howe was credited with ending Margaret Thatcher’s political career by resigning from her cabinet in November 1990.

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Lord Howe of Aberavon obituary

Tory chancellor and foreign secretary whose resignation speech hastened the downfall of Margaret Thatcher

It is the supreme irony of his long Westminster career that the political legacy of Geoffrey Howe, Lord Howe of Aberavon, will not be the 20 years he spent continuously on the Conservative front bench, which included occupying two of the great offices of state, but the manner of his departure from government, successfully precipitating, as he intended, the fall of Margaret Thatcher as prime minister in 1990.

The man whom Thatcher had once described as “a brilliant young Tory barrister” used his own resignation to make unquestionably the most powerful speech of his career in the House of Commons, drawing attention to the “tragic conflict of loyalties” that existed within the then Conservative government over its future approach to Europe, and effectively inviting the challenge to Thatcher’s leadership that would lead within two weeks to the election of John Major.

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Obama defends controversial TPP deal and dismisses secrecy concerns
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership will ‘change outdated rules’, president insists
  • Comments come just days after Hillary Clinton says she opposes deal

Three days after Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Barack Obama defended it in his weekly address.

Related: Wikileaks release of TPP deal text stokes 'freedom of expression' fears

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Revealed: the other two billionaires with a stake in Mitchells & Butlers
Close friends of the investors at the heart of the pub group's boardroom war have also taken major holdings

Two more members of the "Sandy Lane set" of Barbados billionaires, which includes veteran currency trader Joe Lewis and horse-racing magnates JP McManus and John Magnier, have secretly built stakes in Mitchells & Butlers, the Observer has learned.

It is a extraordinary twist to the boardroom wrangle at the listed pub company, which owns the All Bar One and Harvester chains.

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