Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 14 Aug 2017

1. White House defends Trump comments

The White House has defended US President Donald Trump after he was attacked for not condemning a white supremacist who drove a car into a protest, killing at least one person. Trump said he condemned violence on "many sides" but did not single out the neo-Nazis.

White nationalist loses job after photo goes viral

2. Man charged with dog walker murder

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of an elderly dog walker in Norfolk. Retired BT engineer Peter Wrighton, 83, was found with multiple stab wounds to his head and neck near East Harling on 5 August. Alexander Palmer of Bawdeswell has been charged.

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3. Athletics: Silver and Bronze for Britain

British athletes won silver and bronze in the 4 x 400m relays on the final day of the World Championships in London yesterday. The women's team took silver, the men bronze, bringing the medal tally to six. Mo Farah was the only athlete to win an individual medal.

Mo Farah launches 'astonishing' attack on British media

4. Burkina Faso terror attack: 18 dead

At least 18 people have died in a terror attack in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, the government says. Suspected jihadist gunmen opened fire on customers outside a busy restaurant at 9pm local time on Sunday. The security services say they shot the men dead.

5. Armed police to get cameras – at last

Armed officers with London's Met Police are to wear body cameras, three years after the Mark Duggan shooting sparked riots. The delay is blamed on the problem that body cameras are blocked when officers raise their arms to shoot. Instead they will be mounted on headgear.

UK's armed police to wear head-mounted cameras

6. Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphere

The Cassini probe, launched in 1997, is about to become the first craft to enter the atmosphere of Saturn as it executes the first of five very close fly-pasts today. Passing just 1,000 miles above the tops of the planet's clouds, it will be able to directly sample atmospheric gases.

Nasa satellite brushes Saturn's atmosphere

7. Australian deputy PM 'is New Zealander'

New Zealand has confirmed that Australia's deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, is a dual citizen of the two nations. Dual citizens are not allowed to run for public office in Australia but Joyce, who admitted before he had NZ heritage, has vowed to take his case to the High Court.

8. Charity founder 'paid herself £31,000'

A cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000 while she was a trustee, in breach of charity law. Wendy Watson, who was awarded an MBE for setting up the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in 1996, says the payment was an error.

9. Radio Caroline finally gets a licence

Radio Caroline, the original pirate radio station, is to go straight with an AM broadcasting licence. The music station, still based on a ship off the coast but now broadcasting only online, was notorious in the 1960s. An act of parliament was created specifically to outlaw it.

10. Briefing: Tuition fees 'should be cut', says two-thirds of public

Two thirds of the British public think university tuition fees are too high and should be cut, or scrapped altogether, a new poll suggests. The finding adds to the pressure already on the Prime Minister to reduce fees.

Earlier this year, the government announced plans to allow universities to increase tuition fees above the current £9,000 limit as part of an overhaul of funding.

Universities will be allowed to increase their fees in line with inflation from September next year. But, according to The Times, they will also be asked to volunteer for "Ofsted-style" assessments, which will eventually determine whether they are allowed to charge more.

Tuition fees 'should be cut', says two-thirds of public

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