Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 22 Jul 2016

1. Donald Trump promises a 'safer' America

Donald Trump promised to make the US "safer" as he officially accepted the Republican Party’s nomination to run for the White House. "The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end," he told the national convention, adding he would put the US and ordinary people first. The crowd responded with chants of "USA, USA, USA".

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2. Cameron's honours list blocked over 'ethical concerns'

Whitehall has blocked David Cameron’s farewell honours list after the suitability of several nominees was questioned. The former prime minister had been expected to guarantee honours for some of his closest aides, but Cabinet Office officials have raised ethical concerns over some of the entries.

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3. Sports Direct staff 'not treated as humans', say MPs

Staff at Sports Direct are not treated like humans, according to a damning report from MPs. The business committee report says the retailer’s founder, Mike Ashley, must be held accountable for failings at the company. In response, Sports Direct said its policy is to treat all people "with dignity and respect".

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4. 'Dramatic deterioration in economy' since Brexit vote

The first economic data since the EU referendum suggests a "dramatic deterioration" in economic activity since the vote for Brexit. Data from IHS Markit's Purchasing Managers' Index shows a fall to 47.7 in July, the lowest level since April in 2009. A reading below 50 indicates contraction. However, other data suggest that that two-thirds of firms are pressing on with plans as normal.

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5. UK's first hand transplant operation a success

The patient in Britain’s first double hand transplant operation says his new hands look "tremendous". Chris King, who lost both his hands in a work accident three years ago, received two new ones from a donor and says he already has some movement in them. Prof Simon Kay led the procedure at the UK's centre for hand transplants in Leeds.

6. Five appear in court over Nice truck terror attack

Five suspects have appeared in a French court charged with terror offences related to the Nice truck attack. Four men and one woman, aged between 22 and 40, are accused of helping driver Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel prepare the terror attack. One of the suspects returned to the scene of the crime the following day to film the aftermath, French prosecutor Francois Molins said.

Nice attack: Five suspected accomplices charged

7. Smith attacks Corbyn over 'intolerance and mysogyny'

Labour leadership contender Owen Smith has accused Jeremy Corbyn of failing to clamp down on "intolerance and misogyny" as the civil war within the party intensifies. Constituency parties have been suspended for the duration of the leadership contest amid rising temperatures, while anti-Corbyn MPs have accused his supporters in the Momentum group of intimidation.

8. Alcohol causes seven forms of cancer, say scientists

Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer, putting even moderate drinkers at risk, according to a new study. A report in the scientific journal Addiction implicated alcohol in the development of breast, colon, liver and other types of cancer. Health experts said the findings showed that ministers should initiate more education campaigns.

Alcohol a 'direct cause' of seven forms of cancer

9. IMF head Lagarde to stand trial over Tapie payout

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, must stand trial over a French state payout to tycoon Bernard Tapie. The charges relate to a payment of €404m to Tapie in 2008 following a long-running dispute over the 1993 sale of his stake in sportswear firm Adidas, which has handled by the state bank. Lagarde was a minister under President Nicolas Sarkozy when the payout was made.

10. Briefing: Ten things you didn't know about Melania Trump

A speechwriter has taken the blame after Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald, was accused of plagiarising her speech at the Republican national convention this week. Even

before the speech scandal, Trump was not well liked among the US public, but insiders warn that Slovenian ex-model should not be underestimated.

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