In the headlines
The Metropolitan Police are investigating an allegation that Russell Brand committed a sexual assault in Soho in 2003. YouTube has suspended the comedian’s ability to make money on the platform, where he has 6.6 million subscribers. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says there are “credible allegations” the Indian government was behind the assassination of a prominent Sikh leader in Canada. Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who campaigned for a Sikh state to secede from India, was shot dead in a suburb of Vancouver in June. China appears to have snooped on a British civil servant by hiding a listening device in a teapot. The ceramic spyware was given as a gift to someone working at the British embassy in Beijing, who only discovered its hidden tech when it was accidently smashed back home in the UK.