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Saturday 21 July 2018

In brief: Murder charge over UK riots

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a man attacked during the London riots.

Richard Bowes (68) died on Thursday after being assaulted during the disturbances in Ealing, west London.

The CPS announced last night it had authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge the boy with murder.

The teenager, who was due to appear at Croydon Youth Court today, is also charged with violent disorder and four separate burglaries of commercial premises.

The development came as ministers prepared to flesh out their response to the riots today, with British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg saying that those responsible would be forced to help clean up the areas they have damaged and "look their victims in the eye".



New economic danger zone

European governments must restructure their economies to restore confidence as the global economy moves into a new danger zone, the head of the World Bank said today.

American Robert Zoellick said the debt crisis in Europe and political rows in Washington had "unleashed a wave of uncertainty about the global economy".

"I think over the past couple of weeks we've moved into a new danger zone," Mr Zoellick said.



Qantas to cut 1,000 jobs

Qantas Airways says it plans to cut up to 1,000 jobs as part of a major restructure.

The flagship Australian carrier, which is struggling with losses, said it will buy between 106 and 110 Airbus A320 aircraft, and retire older planes as part of the five-year restructure plan. Qantas says the changes are expected to affect around 1,000 jobs.

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