Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England, and France continues to battle wildfires in the west and south.
Whoever gets the job will take on rocketing inflation and slow economic growth, as well as the public’s lack of confidence in politics after Johnson’s scandal-ridden time in power.
The Met Office says "substantial" changes in working practices and daily routines will be required and there is a high risk of failure of heat-sensitive systems and equipment.
Penny Mordaunt has come a strong second with 83 votes, behind former finance minister Sunak with 101 in the second round of voting by Conservative MPs.
Former Iranian official Hamid Noury has been convicted of a "serious crime against international law" and "murder", the Stockholm district court says.
The ex-finance minister bags the biggest backing in the first round of vote to replace Boris Johnson for the premiership and stands well in sight to lead the Conservative Party.
National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburg have found the portrait on the back of the canvas of the Dutch post-Impressionist's 1885 work "Head of a Peasant Woman".
Rishi Sunak, who quit as British finance minister last week, leads the pack with the support of 88 Tory MPs, followed by Penny Mordaunt, with 67 votes after the first round of voting.
Teachers and youth workers were discouraged from reporting child sexual abuse dating back to 1980s and police were nervous that investigating perpetrators could inflame racial tensions, a damning inquiry finds.
The former finance minister's leadership bid for the ruling Conservative party comes as the main opposition party is due to put forward a non-confidence motion in an attempt to force beleaguered PM Johnson out of office straightaway.
British long-distance runner Mo Farah has said that he was brought into the UK at the age of eight or nine under the name of another child and forced to work as a servant.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss launches her leadership bid to serve as Britain's next prime minister, replacing Boris Johnson.
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