DONALD Trump has rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria.

The US president argued without evidence that the number was wrong and called it a plot by Democrats to make him “look as bad as possible”.

As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas, the president picked a fresh fight over the administration’s response to the Category 4 storm that smashed into the US territory last September.

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BRITISH holidaymakers have described scenes “like Dunkirk” after tons of rock fell from a cliff face onto a packed tourist beach on the Greek island of Zante

Lynette Bridges, 58, from Hordon-on-the Hill in Essex, said her tour boat had just pulled up to the popular Shipwreck Beach when an enormous sheet of stone crashed into the sea, capsizing boats and flooding the crowded beach.

“We started to hear this almighty cracking sound and the first lot came down quickly followed by the second lot,” she said.

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REGIMES governing the use of some surveillance techniques deployed by Britain’s spy agencies breached human rights obligations, European judges have found.

The case centred on complaints about powers given to security services under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Ripa), which has since been replaced.

In a judgment issued on Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found violations relating to bulk interception and communications data regimes.

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