News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

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The US has confirmed that North Korea tested a long-range missile, which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described as a “new escalation of the threat” to his country and the world. Some experts believe the missile tested could reach Alaska.

But it is not thought that North Korea – which says it is now a “fully fledged nuclear power” – has long-range nuclear weapon capabilities yet, as it has not miniaturised the necessary warheads to the extent they can be carried via missile over the required distances. The US has asked for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council later to discuss the issue.

Stalking victims ‘being let down’

Too many crimes of stalking and harassment in England and Wales aren’t being recorded, leaving victims at risk, a report says. The Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate also found not enough investigations were carried out properly and cases were often misunderstood. “It is not acceptable that victims and their families are left to live in fear,” the report argues. Police and prosecutors have promised to improve their performance.

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Grenfell: Survivors express frustration

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as “apocalyptic”.

Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says 139 formal offers of housing have now been made to survivors, but only nine have been accepted. Here, a father and daughter who survived the fire explain why they turned down the accommodation suggested.

Murdered man ‘failed’ by police

Police have admitted they “failed” a disabled man who was beaten to death and set alight after he was falsely accused of being a paedophile. Bijan Ebrahimi, from Brislington, Bristol, was subject to racial abuse for seven years before he was murdered in 2013, but officers did not record more than half the alleged crimes he reported, a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission found. “I am unreservedly sorry for the pain his family have suffered in the last four years,” said Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Andy Marsh.

Analysis: Five reasons why Donald Trump’s going to Poland

By Kevin Ponniah, BBC News

Both Poland’s political leaders and Mr Trump see themselves as being at the vanguard of a populist movement against liberal elites who have dominated politics in the West in recent years.

Read Kevin’s full article

What the papers say

Some newspapers lead on the Institute for Fiscal Studies report suggesting average student debt will rise to more than 50,000. The Guardian says those from the poorest households will be hardest hit, while Metro calls the burden “worse than a mortgage”. Meanwhile, the i says emergency workers are pushing strongly for a pay rise above the 1% cap for public sector employees.

Daily digest

Islamist extremism Saudi Arabia chief foreign promoter in UK, says report

Sex robots Call to ban import of models designed to look like children

Student debts Graduates to be left owing more than 50,000 on average, says IFS

Tour de France Mark Cavendish out of race with broken shoulder

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The 78-day stand-off over a golf course

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Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Today’s lookahead

16:00 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets the Queen at Holyrood Palace.

21:30 The UK’s Museum of the Year winner is announced.

On this day

1975 American Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles championship, beating compatriot Jimmy Connors.

From elsewhere

How to tell if people you know are psychopaths (Independent)

Why does our office smell so bad? (Vice – contains strong language)

The reluctant rising star of tennis (New Yorker)

When music festivals were edgier – and free (Daily Mail)

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