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8m Updated $4 million sculpture found in New Jersey town hall
In the corner of the council room of the town hall in Madison, New Jersey, sits a sculpture by Auguste Rodin that had been overlooked for years.
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 UK weather: Storm Brian cancels British Airway flights 9m Updated UK weather: Storm Brian cancels British Airway flights
British Airways have cancelled 10 flights to and from London Heathrow to try and slow the pace of arrivals at the UK’s busiest airport.
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Brexit: Emily Thornberry predicts no deal with the EU12m Updated Brexit: Emily Thornberry predicts no deal with the EU
Emily Thornberry predicts the UK's "intransigence" will stop agreement being reached with Brussels.
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One Nation After Trump review: an inspiring plan for American recovery12m One Nation After Trump review: an inspiring plan for American recovery
EJ Dionne Jr, Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann are three wise men with a gift: a guide for a rational tide to sweep away Trump and his Republican enablers If you’re still baffled by how Donald Trump got to live in the White House, or you want to make sure that no one like him ever lives there again – or both –
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 Lavinia Woodward allowed to suspend her studies 14m Updated Lavinia Woodward allowed to suspend her studies
Lavinia Woodward, 24, who stabbed her Tinder date with a breadknife has been allowed to suspend her studies at Oxford University for 18 months.
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 House sellers face fines for pulling out of deals  38m House sellers face fines for pulling out of deals 
Home sellers could be 'fined' for so-called gazumping – pulling out of a sale to take a higher offer from a new buyer. The idea is part of plans to make buying and selling a home easier.
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 Parents-of-seven let children play with pick axes 43m Parents-of-seven let children play with pick axes
Gemma and Lewis Rawnsley from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, allow their children to swear, set their own bedtimes and 'make their own decisions'.
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 Mother of Manchester bombing victim recalls anguish 47m Updated Mother of Manchester bombing victim recalls anguish
Lesley Callander was on her way to collect Georgina from the Ariana Grande concert when Salman Abedi detonated his nail bomb, killing 22 in May.
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Liverpool finishing in top four would be progress - Graeme Souness48m Liverpool finishing in top four would be progress - Graeme Souness
Liverpool finishing in the top four would represent progress for the club, says former Reds midfielder and manager Graeme Souness.
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 Malnourished Syrian baby is treated in a rebel-held town 49m Malnourished Syrian baby is treated in a rebel-held town
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. The malnourished child was treated at a clinic in the rebel-controlled town of Kafr Batna, in the Ghouta region near the capital Damascus on Saturday.
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UK emigrants permitted to stay in Spain in event of no-deal Brexit50m UK emigrants permitted to stay in Spain in event of no-deal Brexit
Foreign minister Alfonso Dastis says he will ensure lives of Britons in Spain are not disrupted if UK crashes out of EU British people living in Spain will be allowed to stay there even if the UK leaves the European Union without striking a withdrawal deal, the Spanish foreign minister has said.
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Spain calls on Catalans to respect its decision to impose direct rule1h 1m Spain calls on Catalans to respect its decision to impose direct rule
Foreign minister says government is trying to reinstate order in Catalonia following unilateral independence referendum The Spanish government has called on people in Catalonia to respect its decision to strip the Catalan government of its autonomy and impose direct rule from Madrid as it embarks on an unprecedented attempt to prevent the region from seceding.
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1h 2m Updated Why China has so few female leaders
The biggest event in China's political calendar is currently taking place in Beijing, and the lack of women at the top echelons of power is palpable.
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Catalan president says his people will not accept direct rule from Madrid - video1h 3m Catalan president says his people will not accept direct rule from Madrid - video
Carles Puigdemont says Catalans will not accept the Spanish government’s plans to impose direct rule on the region. He describes it as the worst attack on Catalonia’s institutions since General Franco’s 1939 to 1975 dictatorship, under which autonomy was dissolved. He says Mariano Rajoy’s government is acting against the democratic will of the Catalan people by refusing all offers of dialogue, and that he will call for a session of the regional parliament to debate a response to the Spanish prime minister’s plans. Police say 450,000 people took part in protests in Barcelona on Saturday
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Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli – review1h 22m Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli – review
These devastating essays document the terrifying experiences of unaccompanied Mexican children crossing the US borderIn 2012, the Mexican writer Luiselli caused a sensation with her haunting debut novel,
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Protests in Barcelona against suspension of Catalan autonomy – in pictures1h 23m Protests in Barcelona against suspension of Catalan autonomy – in pictures
Supporters of Catalan independence rallied on Saturday night to demand the release of jailed secessionist leaders Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart after the Spanish government announced it will implement article 155 to impose direct rule from Madrid
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After Making Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘Rethinking’ It1h 24m Updated After Making Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘Rethinking’ It
The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “insult” and “a sick joke.”
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Typhoon May Reduce Turnout for Japanese Vote1h 25m Updated Typhoon May Reduce Turnout for Japanese Vote
A typhoon lashed Japan, threatening to damp voter turnout for an election that is widely forecast to give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to pursue economic revival and bolster the nation’s military.
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 Labour T-shirts show John McDonnell holding a GUN 1h 32m Updated Labour T-shirts show John McDonnell holding a GUN
The mocked-up image featuring the weapon popular with terrorists and the slogan ‘Arm John McDonnell Now!’ were worn by activists at a Young Labour rally attended by Corbyn.
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 British tourists warned about Madagascar over plague 2h British tourists warned about Madagascar over plague
An unusually large outbreak in the country has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
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2h Gunmen Kill 13 Niger Soldiers in Attack Near Mali Border
Heavily armed men in trucks and on motorcycles rode into the base a few dozen miles from where militants killed four American soldiers in an ambush on Oct. 4.
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Czechs Dump the Political Establishment in Favor of a Magnate2h Updated Czechs Dump the Political Establishment in Favor of a Magnate
The Czech Republic’s second-richest citizen, who has pledged to upend the country’s constitutional order and boost executive authority, won a legislative election, setting the stage for a difficult coalition-building phase.
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Putin rival leaves jail as Kremlin race heats up2h Putin rival leaves jail as Kremlin race heats up
Russian opposition leader and anti-Putin campaigner Alexei Navalny declared "I'm out" after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow.
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Justin Thomas wins CJ Cup after play-off against Marc Leishman2h Justin Thomas wins CJ Cup after play-off against Marc Leishman
American Justin Thomas beats Australian Marc Leishman at the second play-off hole to win the CJ Cup in South Korea.
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 Man arrested after fan slaps player while holding a child 2h Man arrested after fan slaps player while holding a child
The Everton fan(pictured) slapped the French team's goalkeeper while holding a child sucking a dummy. Video of the shocking encounter during the Europa League tie on Thursday went viral.
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The Interpreter: Myanmar, Once a Hope for Democracy, Is Now a Study in How It Fails2h The Interpreter: Myanmar, Once a Hope for Democracy, Is Now a Study in How It Fails
Nationalism, an unchecked ethnic majority and support for authoritarian values have put Myanmar well down the road to becoming an “illiberal democracy.”
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Archbishop calls for cut to universal credit delays3h Updated Archbishop calls for cut to universal credit delays
The Archbishop of York criticises "grotesquely ignorant" six-week delay for payments.
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I Am Not a Witch review – magical surrealism3h I Am Not a Witch review – magical surrealism
Rungano Nyoni’s debut feature, the story of a girl in Zambia accused of witchcraft, is comic, tragic – and captivatingly beautifulIn a remote Zambian village, a nine-year-old girl (Margaret Mulubwa) is accused of being a witch and given a stark choice: to accept her supernatural branding and live a tethered life as a sorceress, or to cut her ties with local tradition and be transformed into a goat that may be killed and eaten for supper. Thus begins this bewilderingly strange yet terrifically sure-footed feature debut from writer-director Rungano Nyoni. Born in Zambia and part-raised in Wales, Nyoni first made international waves with such award-winning shorts as
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Meet the new hotshots of American film-making3h Meet the new hotshots of American film-making
As Dee Rees’s racially charged, Oscar-tipped film Mudbound debuts on Netflix, we speak to the director about challenging the establishment, while below, we profile directors Eliza Hittman, the Safdie brothers and Chloé Zhao In the opening scene of the new film
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 David Beckham expands his list of upper-class friends 3h Updated David Beckham expands his list of upper-class friends
The so-called Poshing of Becks is nearing completion as David Beckham expands his collection of upper-class friends, quickly becoming the golden boy of swanky London party circuits.
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 Jamie Oliver slams school cake and bake sales 3h Updated Jamie Oliver slams school cake and bake sales
In another scathing attack on school food, Jamie Oliver has taken aim at the culture surrounding unhealthy food, and that salads and other nutritious foods are shunned out of sight.
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3h Five former US presidents attend hurricane benefit - video
Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama appear on stage in Texas to help raise money for victims
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Russia accused of supplying Taliban as power shifts create strange bedfellows4h Russia accused of supplying Taliban as power shifts create strange bedfellows
An Afghan army commander is the latest to allege that Moscow is providing arms to the Islamist group that grew out of the 1980s anti-Soviet resistance
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Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill4h Updated Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill
The party wants six changes to the repeal bill, including Parliament approval of the exit agreement.
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Typhoon causes chaos in Japan on election day4h Typhoon causes chaos in Japan on election day
Millions have battled severe wind and rain to vote in Japan's election, as a powerful typhoon causes chaos across the country.
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Remove ads that appeal to children, gambling sites told5h Remove ads that appeal to children, gambling sites told
Regulators said the firms must advertise responsibly, and warned of the possibility of sanctions.
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Brutal murder of Maltese journalist is a tragedy that should touch us all5h Brutal murder of Maltese journalist is a tragedy that should touch us all
The killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia is unusual because she was female and European – but there are many countries where brave reporters are routinely murdered for revealing the truthSomehow it’s the violent deaths of female journalists that linger longest.
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Brutal Killing of Journalist Exposes ‘Something Darker’ in Malta5h Updated Brutal Killing of Journalist Exposes ‘Something Darker’ in Malta
Daphne Caruana Galizia enraged dozens of powerful people with investigations that exposed corruption. Virtually nobody expects her killing to be solved.
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Iraqi Forces Overpower Kurds, but Public Relations Battle Rages6h Iraqi Forces Overpower Kurds, but Public Relations Battle Rages
The two American allies are vying for international support days after Iraq drove Kurdish fighters from almost all contested areas.
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Japan goes to the polls in snap election7h Japan goes to the polls in snap election
Millions are voting in the election, which was called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month.
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Police say Adelaide hit-and-run suspect was brandishing shotgun before he was killed7h Police say Adelaide hit-and-run suspect was brandishing shotgun before he was killed
South Australian deputy commissioner says man was threatening a woman who was locked inside room with him
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Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser7h Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser
The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.
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8h Five ex-Presidents attend hurricane relief concert
Members of an exclusive club made a rare joint appearance Saturday.
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8h Tom Hanks: Learn lessons from history
Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks on Saturday night urged the importance of understanding and learning from history, especially for those troubled by the current state of affairs.
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Jacinda Ardern warns Australians could lose New Zealand study rights8h Jacinda Ardern warns Australians could lose New Zealand study rights
Incoming PM says if Malcolm Turnbull restricts New Zealanders’ access to universities ‘there will be flow-on effects’ The incoming New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, hopes the Turnbull government does not go ahead and restrict New Zealanders from university courses in Australia as she may be forced to end a reciprocal arrangement. Ardern told Sky News on Sunday she hoped the mutual access continued. “But if we do find New Zealanders aren’t able to access tertiary education the same way as Australians currently do, there will be flow-on effects here,” she said.
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Bradford baby death: woman held for murder after fall from sixth floor8h Bradford baby death: woman held for murder after fall from sixth floor
Boy of 18 months died at scene and suspect aged 23 was taken into custody following incident that left witnesses and family ‘traumatised’ A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old baby died following a fall from a sixth-floor window.
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Jacinda Ardern threatens to strip Australians of New Zealand study rights9h Jacinda Ardern threatens to strip Australians of New Zealand study rights
Incoming prime minister says if Malcolm Turnbull restricts her citizens, she will do the same to Australian students The incoming New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, hopes the Turnbull government does not go ahead and restrict New Zealanders from university courses in Australia as she may be forced to end a reciprocal arrangement. Ardern told Sky News on Sunday she hoped the mutual access continued. “But if we do find New Zealanders aren’t able to access tertiary education the same way as Australians currently do, there will be flow-on effects here,” she said.
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Bernardi says ‘no’ voters are pretending they voted ‘yes’ in marriage survey9h Bernardi says ‘no’ voters are pretending they voted ‘yes’ in marriage survey
Australian Conservatives leader won’t concede defeat and says political correctness forcing people to hide how they voted Cory Bernardi does not accept there will be an overwhelming “yes” vote to the same-sex marriage postal survey, with more than 70% of forms returned.
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All five living former US presidents make rare appearance together9h All five living former US presidents make rare appearance together
Presidents gather for fundraiser for those affected by hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands The five living former US presidents made a rare appearance together on stage on Saturday night at a fundraiser for those affected by recent hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It was a show of unity and compassion after a week in which Barack Obama and George W Bush broke an unwritten rule to deliver implicit criticism of the present occupant of the White House.
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Gunmen kill 13 Niger police in attack near Mali border10h Gunmen kill 13 Niger police in attack near Mali border
Attack happened close to where four US soldiers were killed in ambush on 4 October that highlighted US counter-terrorism mission Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security sources said on Saturday.
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 Wimpy fast food restaurant announces bold expansion plan 10h Wimpy fast food restaurant announces bold expansion plan
In the 1950s teenagers, families and professionals alike flocked to Wimpy for an Eggburger, a 'bender brunch', or a snowfreeze ice cream. The firm is now planning to expand once more.
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Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation10h Updated Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation
Nigerien officials have said that a convoy gave chase to Islamic militants who later returned to ambush them, but American troops say they didn’t pursue the militants before the attack.
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 BBC ignored poll showing UK conservative views on abortion 10h BBC ignored poll showing UK conservative views on abortion
Pollsters ICM found no widespread support for scrapping abortion laws in research commissioned for the BBC2’s Abortion On Trial.
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 The British city trader who fought ISIS... and won 10h The British city trader who fought ISIS... and won
Macer Gifford, 30 – believed to have been the only UK national to fight in the battle for the city – was a currency trader before he joined Syrian rebel groups.
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 Woman arrested after 18-month-old falls to his death 10h Woman arrested after 18-month-old falls to his death
Officers were called to the Newcastle House flats in Bradford at about 5.10pm on Saturday afternoon following a report that a child had suffered life-threatening injuries.
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 How Faye Dunaway helped to save Jagger from drug binge 10h How Faye Dunaway helped to save Jagger from drug binge
Jagger ‘turned blue’ before being rescued by the Oscar-winning actress Faye Dunaway and her husband, singer Peter Wolf.
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France charges eight over alleged plot targeting politicians and mosques10h France charges eight over alleged plot targeting politicians and mosques
Eight men, including three minors, charged following investigation into far right activists allegedly plotting to target politicians and mosques France has charged eight men, including three minors, following an investigation into far right activists allegedly plotting to target politicians and mosques, prosecutors announced on Saturday in Paris.
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 British zapper destroys ISIS drones in Iraq and Syria 10h British zapper destroys ISIS drones in Iraq and Syria
A £1.5million British 'zapper' has been helping American troops destroy at least 500 ISIS drones on the frontline in Iraq and Syria. The device can detect and jam drone signals.
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 Poppy Day is cancelled by the police amid budget cuts 10h Poppy Day is cancelled by the police amid budget cuts
Campaigners have blasted forces for breaking the decades-old tradition, but senior officers say they have no choice because of Government budget cuts.
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Round-the-world race against plastic pollution10h Round-the-world race against plastic pollution
One of the world's best sailors has revealed that her pursuit of a gold medal at the Rio Olympics was hampered by the amount of plastic in the water.
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Bradford baby death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder10h Bradford baby death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder
A woman is arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old boy falls from a window in Bradford.
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 Hacking victims to receive up to £6,000 for distress 10h Hacking victims to receive up to £6,000 for distress
Computer hacking victims will be able to claim thousands of pounds in compensation under new laws – even if they do not lose any money.
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10h Bigger battles rising from ashes of war on ISIS
The last ISIS fighters in Raqqa have been killed or surrendered, and the terror group that once held territory the size of the United Kingdom and ruled over ten million people has been pushed back to a few dusty towns straddling the Syrian border with Iraq.
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 48-year-old woman becomes a mum 11h 48-year-old woman becomes a mum
Louise and Mark Warneford tried for decades to get pregnant, spending £80,000 on IVF treatments and suffering 18 heartbreaking miscarriages. But at 48, she's become a mum.
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 Catweazle actor leaves £1million in his will  11h Catweazle actor leaves £1million in his will 
Bayldon, who died in May aged 93, shot to fame in 1970 playing Catweazle, a medieval magician uprooted from his own time and forced to cope with life in the modern age.
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A Russian Ghost Submarine, Its U.S. Pursuers and a Deadly New Cold War11h Updated A Russian Ghost Submarine, Its U.S. Pursuers and a Deadly New Cold War
A resurgence in Moscow’s submarine fleet has reignited the undersea arms race of the Cold War. It’s played out recently in a cat-and-mouse sea hunt across the Mediterranean that pit the U.S. Navy against one of Russia’s newest and most sophisticated attack subs.
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11h Updated How a month of hurricane nightmares changed Puerto Rico
I am writing this in the dark. The hotel doesn't have power, and one of the generators failed. I had to walk up 10 flights of stairs to get to my hotel room because the elevators don't work. The lights have been flickering all night.
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 Two teens are charged with murder over Kyron Webb death 11h Two teens are charged with murder over Kyron Webb death
15-year-old Kyron Webb was severely injured in the attack on Tuesday night in Manchester. He died in hospital on Friday. Two boys aged 16 and 17 have now been charged with murder.
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Brexit: Why a transition period may not buy more time for talks11h Brexit: Why a transition period may not buy more time for talks
David Davis says a transition period won't happen unless a final Brexit deal is in place.
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 QC says there ARE grounds to suspect Ted Heath 11h QC says there ARE grounds to suspect Ted Heath
Officers found ‘important idiosyncratic corroborating’ evidence against Ted Heath which was ‘clearly not the product of collusion’ in cases spanning nearly 50 years and across Britain.
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Kyron Webb Moston stabbing: Teens charged with murder11h Kyron Webb Moston stabbing: Teens charged with murder
Two boys, aged 16 and 17, are charged with the murder of "gifted and talented" Kyron Webb.
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Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition expected to win decisively in Japan election11h Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition expected to win decisively in Japan election
Uncertainly over North Korea and its growing nuclear arsenal heightens underlying conservatism Voting is underway in Japan’s general election and polls indicate prime minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will win handily, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament.
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Why more people are running marathons in all 50 US states11h Why more people are running marathons in all 50 US states
Why are more people running marathons in all 50 states - and what does it say about modern America?
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Abseiling down a cliff at night to kill 500 gannets11h Abseiling down a cliff at night to kill 500 gannets
On just one night a year Faroese men can hunt gannet chicks, considered a delicacy. It involves a dangerous climb down steep cliffs.
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Why Soviet prison-style tattoos are gaining popularity11h Why Soviet prison-style tattoos are gaining popularity
How the body art of the Moscow underworld is coming back into fashion.
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Lewis Hine and the photos changed America11h Lewis Hine and the photos changed America
An exhibition in New York highlights the child labour photos of Lewis Hine that shocked the US.
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The football club with no gender pay gap11h The football club with no gender pay gap
Lewes FC are setting a new trend in football, by paying their men and women equally.
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Cancer Didn’t Kill Pablo Neruda, Panel Finds. Was it Murder?12h Cancer Didn’t Kill Pablo Neruda, Panel Finds. Was it Murder?
Six years after Pablo Neruda’s driver claimed the Nobel laureate was poisoned, forensic experts agree on one fact: His death certificate was wrong.
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Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin12h Updated Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin
Andrej Babis' party has secured almost triple the vote share of its closest rivals
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He captured a fresh start for Myanmar … and then its descent into tragedy12h He captured a fresh start for Myanmar … and then its descent into tragedy
Photojournalist Minzayar Oo tells how a shot of Aung Sang Suu Kyi changed his life and led to him winning a unique award The first of April 2012 was a historic, emotional and profoundly hopeful day in Myanmar’s history. Aung San Suu Kyi, for decades an exile from the country and then a political prisoner under house arrest for 15 years, finally won a byelection vote for a seat in parliament. The following morning many citizens and the world’s media gathered in Yangon at the offices of her party, the National League for Democracy, to hear from or catch a glimpse of the new leader of the opposition. Many renowned photojournalists were in attendance. Among the throng was a 23-year-old medical student called Minzayar Oo. A hobbyist with a camera – after six years of university, Minzayar Oo was just about to qualify as a doctor – but the news agency Reuters had said it would look at any pictures he took. In the event, he struggled to get close to Aung San Suu Kyi, jostled to the fringes by more experienced practitioners. He took a few snaps, some above his head, using a slow exposure.
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Trump-style billionaire populist on brink of power in Czech Republic12h Trump-style billionaire populist on brink of power in Czech Republic
Andrej Babis stands accused of buying up Czech media to stifle criticismThe Czech Republic stood on the brink of a populist new era on Saturday , after voters heavily backed a billionaire businessman who has drawn comparisons with Donald Trump, while overwhelmingly rejecting establishment parties. Amid public disdain towards “politics as usual”, the ANO (Action for Dissatisfied Citizens party) led by Andrej Babis, the country’s second-richest man, won 30% of the vote, according to projections, with nearly 95% of all ballots counted. That leaves ANO – which means yes in Czech – as the biggest party in parliament and in prime position to form a coalition government.
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Indian village run by teenage girls offers hope for a life free from abuse12h Indian village run by teenage girls offers hope for a life free from abuse
In Thennamadevi young daughters are forging a new destiny beyond their alcoholic fathers and human traffickers Each afternoon the men of Thennamadevi leave their village and head for the surrounding fields, many carrying bottles of high-strength home-brewed alcohol. Hours later they stagger back home through the paddy fields of the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Thennamadevi is racked by alcoholism. Most of its 150 male inhabitants participate in ruinous daily
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This week in 1967 | From the Observer archive12h This week in 1967 | From the Observer archive
America talks up the threat posed by China as Vietnam war protests growAmerica’s persistence in the Vietnam war has long been linked with the policy of “containing” China. But the argument has rarely been put in such an apocalyptic form as in the latest counter-offensive of the Johnson Administration against its Vietnam critics. Secretary of State Dean Rusk at his last press conference evoked a nightmare picture of a thousand million Chinese armed with nuclear weapons and set on the path of world revolution. Rebuked by Mr James Reston in the New York Times for reviving Kaiser Wilhelm II’s “yellow peril”, Mr Rusk has angrily denied that he is a racialist. The peril is not Yellow, but Red.
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Russia puts British Putin critic on Interpol wanted list12h Russia puts British Putin critic on Interpol wanted list
Vladimir Putin said to have agreed to move against Bill Browder, who has battled Moscow over ‘Magnitsky Act’
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A century after the Russian revolution, the last tsar stands tall12h A century after the Russian revolution, the last tsar stands tall
The events of 1917 still divide Russians – Lenin may dominate the landscape but he has a rival in Nicholas II thanks to a resurgent Orthodox churchVladimir Lenin gazes impassively into the middle-distance from his pedestal outside the courthouse in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, a Siberian mining town that bears his name. Lenin, who called for “bloodsucking” rich men to be hanged, seems an incongruous figure to stand guard outside a court of law in capitalist Russia. Recently, an even more surprising monument has appeared in the town’s main square. A group of enthusiasts, with the full support of the mayor, unveiled a statue of Nicholas II, amid fanfare and the blessings of an Orthodox priest: a monument to Russia’s last tsar in the central square of a town named after the man who ordered him killed.
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Kurds defeated, displaced and divided after Iraq reclaims oil-rich Kirkuk12h Kurds defeated, displaced and divided after Iraq reclaims oil-rich Kirkuk
An independence referendum supposed to strengthen the Kurds’ position ended in a retreat in which Iranian influence was keyWhen the guns fell silent on the Kirkuk-Erbil road, just after noon on Friday, a fresh border had been scythed through the oil-rich soil – and a new line of influence carved across northern Iraq. Their gun barrels still hot, vanquished peshmerga forces began another withdrawal a few miles closer to the seat of government in the now shrunken boundaries of Iraqi Kurdistan. A few miles south, closer to Kirkuk, Iraqi forces were digging in, their conquest of the entire province complete, and their five-day sweep through the rest of the north having seized up to 14,000 sq km from the Kurds, with a minimum of bother.
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Rise and fall of Isis: its dream of a caliphate is over, so what now?12h Rise and fall of Isis: its dream of a caliphate is over, so what now?
Islamic State’s last stronghold, Raqqa, has fallen. But the world’s attention must now focus on what it or other Islamist groups will plot nextFor a group with such spectacular ambitions,
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Keir Starmer: Tory rebels and Labour will unite over Brexit deal veto12h Keir Starmer: Tory rebels and Labour will unite over Brexit deal veto
Shadow Brexit secretary tables six demands to end parliamentary paralysis of EU withdrawal bill Labour will join forces with Tory rebels in an attempt to force Theresa May into giving MPs a veto on the final Brexit deal, Keir Starmer has said.
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Coalition says airport workers to be tested for explosives under security crackdown13h Coalition says airport workers to be tested for explosives under security crackdown
Malcolm Turnbull’s government will announce measures just months after alleged plot to smuggle explosive on to flight Baggage handlers, caterers, engineers and maintenance staff will undergo random testing for explosives under a new security crackdown. Vehicles and equipment used in secure areas will also be randomly tested for traces of explosives.
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Lewis Hamilton on pole for United States Grand Prix13h Lewis Hamilton on pole for United States Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the United States GP and will have title rival Sebastian Vettel alongside on the front row.
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I thought democracy had failed Filipinos. But it is we who have failed it | Miguel Syjuco13h I thought democracy had failed Filipinos. But it is we who have failed it | Miguel Syjuco
Successive leaders of the Philippines have confused democracy with populism, using it as rubber stamp to validate their reign
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WHO ‘rethinking’ naming Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador13h WHO ‘rethinking’ naming Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador
Decision will be re-evaluated after appointment of Zimbabwean despot provokes global anger
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World Taekwondo Grand Prix: Jade Jones and Bianca Walkden win gold in London13h World Taekwondo Grand Prix: Jade Jones and Bianca Walkden win gold in London
Britain's double Olympic champion Jade Jones secures her first major title of 2017 and world champion Bianca Walkden her third Grand Prix of the year in London.
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European Champions Cup: Saracens 36-34 Ospreys13h Updated European Champions Cup: Saracens 36-34 Ospreys
Saracens edge out a stubborn Ospreys side to maintain their 100% start to their Champions Cup defence at Allianz Park.
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Catalonia crisis escalates as Spain set to impose direct rule within days14h Updated Catalonia crisis escalates as Spain set to impose direct rule within days
Spanish prime minister says Catalan government’s powers will be returned to Madrid, as tensions rise between supporters and opponents of independenceSpain was plunged into political crisis on Saturday after the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, announced that he was stripping Catalonia of its autonomy and imposing direct rule from Madrid in a bid to crush the regional leadership’s move to secede. The decision, which prompted anger across Catalonia, has escalated Spain’s deepest constitutional crisis since the restoration of democracy in 1977. Observers say the move could resurrect the spectre of Basque nationalism, and have repercussions across a Europe facing the rise of separatist movements.
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Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession Crisis14h Updated Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession Crisis
Mariano Rajoy, in an unexpectedly forceful move, said Madrid would take control of the independence-minded region, pushing out its separatist administration.
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Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast14h Updated Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast
Gusts of 78mph hit Wales, although the storm has not been as bad as was feared, forecasters say.
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World Taekwondo Grand Prix: Olympic champion Jade Jones wins gold in London14h World Taekwondo Grand Prix: Olympic champion Jade Jones wins gold in London
Olympic champion Jade Jones secures her first major title of the year with victory at the World Grand Prix on her return to London.
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Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Sudden Star, Gets Set to Govern14h Updated Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Sudden Star, Gets Set to Govern
A policy “geek” promising a fairer deal took over a foundering party and, at 37, rode progressives’ ardor to national power in a matter of weeks.
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Trump more optimistic on Isis after Raqqa than key advisers15h Trump more optimistic on Isis after Raqqa than key advisers
President hails step toward lasting peace and political transition but advisers say militants remain a threat and Assad government newly strengthened
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Brexit bill on menu as Davis set for Paris talks15h Brexit bill on menu as Davis set for Paris talks
David Davis will travel to Paris on Monday for Brexit talks after French President Emmanuel Macron told London it needed to put more money on the table to unlock trade negotiations in December.
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Two teenagers charged with murder after 15-year-old stabbed15h Two teenagers charged with murder after 15-year-old stabbed
Victim’s mother paid tribute saying he had aspired to become an architect and that his death has left ‘a hole, a void, a pain’ Two teenagers have been charged with murder after a 15-year-old boy, described by his family as artistic and talented, was stabbed to death in Manchester.
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European Track Championships 2017: Katie Archibald defends omnium title to win second gold15h European Track Championships 2017: Katie Archibald defends omnium title to win second gold
Katie Archibald successfully defends her omnium title to win her second gold of the European Track Championships in Berlin.
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Letter written on Titanic fetches record £126,000 at auction15h Letter written on Titanic fetches record £126,000 at auction
The last letter known to have been written by a victim of the sea disaster - Alexander Oskar Holverson – sells in Wiltshire The last-known letter written on board by a passenger who perished when the Titanic sank – which contains the poignant prediction that “if all goes well we’ll arrive in New York on Wednesday” – has sold for a record-breaking £126,000 at auction.
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At least 54 police killed during raid near Cairo, according to officials15h At least 54 police killed during raid near Cairo, according to officials
The firefight is said to be one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years At least 54 police, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout south-west of Cairo was ambushed, according to officials. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years.
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Catalan separatists prepare for war of attrition against Madrid16h Catalan separatists prepare for war of attrition against Madrid
Spain’s government will not give way on Catalonia. The next step may ruin the province or boost the rebel causeFor years there were warnings of the impending “train crash” in Catalonia, but nothing was done to prevent it. As a result, horrified Spaniards have now spent three weeks watching a slow-motion collision that became dramatically worse with the decision to impose direct rule from Madrid. While leaders on both sides blame each other, there is growing anger at the inability of either to swallow their pride and take a step back. “Now that we are at the cliff edge, it seems that there is no option but to step over it,” Fernando Garea, a veteran commentator at
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 Amir Khan accused of sending sleazy texts to single mum 16h Updated Amir Khan accused of sending sleazy texts to single mum
Boxing star Amir Khan has been accused of sending sleazy texts to a single mum in which he called his wife Faryal Makhdoom a 'Kylie Jenner plastic surgery obsessive'.
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Premier League results: Man City beat Burnley, Man Utd lose at Huddersfield, Chelsea rally16h Updated Premier League results: Man City beat Burnley, Man Utd lose at Huddersfield, Chelsea rally
Manchester City move five points clear as Huddersfield shock Manchester Utd, while Chelsea, Leicester, Newcastle and Bournemouth win.
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W.H.O. Names Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ and the World Balks16h Updated W.H.O. Names Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ and the World Balks
The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “insult” and “a sick joke.”
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European Champions Cup: Leicester 54-29 Castres16h Updated European Champions Cup: Leicester 54-29 Castres
Leicester get their Champions Cup campaign back on track with a dazzling seven-try win over Castres.
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16h Police arrest 3 over Nazi salutes, shots at protesters
Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.
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16h Updated Trump plans to release classified JFK documents
President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "subject to the receipt of further information."
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Middle East Feud Looms Over Jailing of Egyptian Woman16h Updated Middle East Feud Looms Over Jailing of Egyptian Woman
Ola Qaradawi has been imprisoned in Egypt in harsh conditions since June. Supporters say she is being punished because of her father, a famous preacher.
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Iran Saps Strength of Revolutionary Guards With Arrests and Cutbacks16h Iran Saps Strength of Revolutionary Guards With Arrests and Cutbacks
The elite military group drove the Iranian economy at the peak of the sanctions era. Now, seen as a drag on growth, it is under attack by President Hassan Rouhani.
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Militants Kill Egyptian Security Forces in Devastating Ambush16h Updated Militants Kill Egyptian Security Forces in Devastating Ambush
Gunmen fired bullets and rockets on Egyptian police officers and security officials as they drove toward what was believed to be an Islamist hide-out.
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Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders17h Updated Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the Catalan parliament's powers will be curbed and elections held.
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Grenfell firefighter: MPs should be dragged to look at tower’s shell17h Grenfell firefighter: MPs should be dragged to look at tower’s shell
Lucy Masoud blames tragedy on austerity and says ‘decision makers don’t care about social housing tenants’
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Manchester City 3-0 Burnley17h Updated Manchester City 3-0 Burnley
Sergio Aguero equals Manchester City's goalscoring record as they beat Burnley to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League.
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Gunmen Kill 12 Niger Troops17h Gunmen Kill 12 Niger Troops
Gunmen mounted on pickup trucks and motorcycles killed twelve paramilitary police from Niger on Saturday, a fresh attack in the restive southwest borderlands with Mali where four U.S. Green Berets were killed earlier this month.
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Czech Election Won by Anti-Establishment Party Led by Billionaire17h Updated Czech Election Won by Anti-Establishment Party Led by Billionaire
Andrej Babis, the billionaire leader of an anti-establishment party, is expected to become prime minister of the Czech Republic after mainstream parties fall short.
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 Lavinia Woodward may exploit loophole to return to studies 17h Updated Lavinia Woodward may exploit loophole to return to studies
There are fears that Lavinia Woodward, 24, could be exploiting a loophole and is playing for more time to improve her chances of readmission to Oxford University after stabbing her boyfriend.
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Church of Scientology opens Birmingham HQ17h Church of Scientology opens Birmingham HQ
The controversial group bought the Grade II listed Pitmaston House for £4.2m in 2007.
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Huddersfield Town 2-1 Manchester United18h Updated Huddersfield Town 2-1 Manchester United
Huddersfield Town end Manchester United's unbeaten start to the season as Jose Mourinho's side fall five points behind league leaders Manchester City.
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Malta offers €1m for information on Daphne Caruana Galizia murder18h Malta offers €1m for information on Daphne Caruana Galizia murder
Government says death of investigative journalist, whose work had targeted Maltese PM, is ‘case of extraordinary importance’
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Lewis Hamilton leads Sebastian Vettel in final US GP practice18h Lewis Hamilton leads Sebastian Vettel in final US GP practice
Lewis Hamilton underlines his domination of the United States Grand Prix weekend with fastest time in final practice on Saturday.
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Hurricane disaster relief: all five living former US presidents to attend benefit18h Hurricane disaster relief: all five living former US presidents to attend benefit
Rare gathering – the five were last together in 2013 – to take place at concert raising money to support Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands All five living former US presidents – Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush and George W Bush – will on Saturday night attend a concert in College Station, Texas, an event staged to raise money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The actions of the three Democrats and two Republicans stand in contrast to the words of Donald Trump. He has vowed to help Texas and Florida for as long as the recovery takes but has criticized Puerto Rican leaders while suggesting aid there will not be unlimited.
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 Ukranian heiress bursts into tears as she is detained 18h Updated Ukranian heiress bursts into tears as she is detained
Alyona Zaitseva, 20, burst into tears as she was detained despite an extraordinary appeal to allow her multi-millionaire father to compensate her victims and their families.
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18h Steve Bannon launches blistering attack on Bush
Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.
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Storm Brian heads for Britain after flooding in south-west Ireland19h Storm Brian heads for Britain after flooding in south-west Ireland
UK Met Office issues yellow weather warning for parts of England and Wales after high winds and heavy rain
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Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files19h Updated Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files
The US president says he will allow scheduled release of classified files relating to Kennedy's assassination.
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Memoir of Growing Up Fat Forces France to Look in the Mirror19h Updated Memoir of Growing Up Fat Forces France to Look in the Mirror
Gabrielle Deydier’s plaintive account and sociological study exposes the many ways the obese face censure and insensitivity.
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19h At least 15 killed in Kabul suicide attack
At least 15 people died in a suicide bombing Saturday in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks this week across war-weary Afghanistan.
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Militants Kill Egyptian Security Forces in Deadly Attack19h Militants Kill Egyptian Security Forces in Deadly Attack
Gunmen fired bullets and rockets on Egyptian police officers and security officials as they drove toward what was believed to be an Islamist hide-out.
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Malta offers €1m reward over journalist killing19h Malta offers €1m reward over journalist killing
Malta's government has offered a €1m (£893,000) reward for information on who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb.
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Desert Ambush in Egypt on Security Convoy Kills at Least 5919h Updated Desert Ambush in Egypt on Security Convoy Kills at Least 59
Gunmen fired bullets and rockets on Egyptian police officers and security officials as they drove toward what was believed to be an Islamist hide-out.
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Egyptian Police Officers Killed by Militants19h Updated Egyptian Police Officers Killed by Militants
Militants killed at least 16 police officers in a shootout that erupted during a raid on a desert hideout southwest of Cairo, the latest in a series of deadly clashes involving extremists in Egypt over the past week.
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Catalonia crisis escalates after Mariano Rajoy says direct rule to be imposed in days19h Catalonia crisis escalates after Mariano Rajoy says direct rule to be imposed in days
Spanish prime minister says Catalan government’s powers will be returned to Madrid, as tensions rise between supporters and opponents of independenceSpain was plunged deep into political crisis on Saturday, after the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, announced that he is stripping Catalonia of its autonomy and imposing direct rule from Madrid in a bid to crush the regional leadership’s move to secede. The decision, which prompted fear and anger across Catalonia, has dramatically escalated Spain’s deepest constitutional crisis since the restoration of democracy in 1977. Observers say the move could raise the spectre of Basque nationalism, and have repercussions across a Europe that is facing the rise of nationalist and separatist movements.
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Spain Will Remove Catalan Leader, Prime Minister Announces19h Updated Spain Will Remove Catalan Leader, Prime Minister Announces
Mariano Rajoy said that Madrid would take control of the independence-minded region, pushing out its separatist administration.
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Chelsea 4-2 Watford19h Updated Chelsea 4-2 Watford
Chelsea score two late goals as they come from behind to end a three-game winless run against Watford despite an unconvincing performance.
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 Travel chaos as storm Brian cancels flights trains ferries 19h Updated Travel chaos as storm Brian cancels flights trains ferries
British Airways have cancelled 10 flights to and from London Heathrow to try and slow the pace of arrivals at the UK’s busiest airport.
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NATO Practices Delicate Task of Submarine Rescue19h NATO Practices Delicate Task of Submarine Rescue
Alliance navies exercise with equipment to latch onto disabled submarines and bring trapped sailors to the surface, an important task as submarine activity—and the risk of accidents—rises around the world.
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Firefights and blowback: Trump’s week of military misadventures19h Firefights and blowback: Trump’s week of military misadventures
The deaths of four US soldiers killed in Niger were at the centre of a political storm this week. The row, sparked by the president’s remarks, drew in bereaved families, Gen John Kelly, and military veterans It was a crisp autumnal day in Washington: perfect for an impromptu press conference in the White House rose garden. Reporters hastily gathered to see Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell try to muster a united front. At first all was going swimmingly. Then, not entirely unsurprisingly, the US president tossed a verbal grenade that blew up the week.
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Article 155: The ‘Nuclear Option’ That Could Let Spain Seize Catalonia19h Updated Article 155: The ‘Nuclear Option’ That Could Let Spain Seize Catalonia
After Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy held a cabinet meeting Saturday, he announced a decision to oust the Catalan leader and to call new elections in the independence-minded region.
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Tories under pressure over use of UK troops to sell arms to Gulf states20h Tories under pressure over use of UK troops to sell arms to Gulf states
Labour says government is trying to avoid scrutiny of arms sales after portions of FoI request are redacted The Department for International Trade (DIT) is facing calls to reveal details of its use of British troops to sell arms after it prevented the publication of the names of countries that sent delegations to watch UK soldiers carrying out demonstrations for weapons manufacturers. Liam Fox’s department has overseen a major increase in arms sales to Gulf states including Saudi Arabia amid allegations of human rights violations in the war in Yemen. It said identifying the delegations would “prejudice the relationship between the UK and other states” and may lead to a breakdown in diplomatic relations.
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 Queen Letizia and King Felipe visit award-winning village 20h Updated Queen Letizia and King Felipe visit award-winning village
Spain's Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI were welcomed into Porenu village Spain, where she was pictured holding up a baby — sparking speculation she wants a third child.
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Russia-U.S. Diplomatic Dispute Could Endanger Syria Investigation20h Updated Russia-U.S. Diplomatic Dispute Could Endanger Syria Investigation
The two sides appear headed for a United Nations showdown over a panel investigating who was behind a deadly sarin attack in Syria last April.
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Catalonia: Spanish government to impose direct rule20h Catalonia: Spanish government to impose direct rule
Catalan autonomy suspended over ‘systematic rebellion’ as PM Mariano Rajoy seeks Senate approval to remove powers The Spanish government has suspended Catalonia’s autonomy and will introduce direct rule from next Saturday as the country sinks further into its worst constitutional crisis since the restoration of democracy in 1977. After an emergency cabinet meeting, and citing the Catalan government’s “conscious and systematic rebellion and disobedience”, Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, said he was invoking article 155 of the constitution to “restore the rule of law, coexistence, the economic recovery and so that elections could be held in normal circumstances”.
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Twin Mosque Attacks Kill Scores in One of Afghanistan’s Deadliest Weeks20h Twin Mosque Attacks Kill Scores in One of Afghanistan’s Deadliest Weeks
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul that killed 58; more than 200 Afghans were killed in six attacks this week.
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Storm Brian causes flooding in Ireland - video20h Storm Brian causes flooding in Ireland - video
The latest extreme weather event to hit Ireland is causing floods in the south-west as winds reach up to 50mph and the river Shannon bursts its banks in Limerick city. The entire country is expected to be affected by the storm later on Saturday before it passes across the Irish Sea towards Britain, where  the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of Wales and England
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Harvey Weinstein: a list of the women who have accused him20h Harvey Weinstein: a list of the women who have accused him
A growing number of actors and others in the film industry have made accusations against the Hollywood film producer
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20h Updated Ex-Trump advisor launches blistering attack on Bush
Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.
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Raid erupts into gunfight as dozens of police die20h Raid erupts into gunfight as dozens of police die
At least 54 police officers have been killed after a raid on a suspected militant hideout led to a major firefight in Egypt.
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 Friends and neighbours pay tributes to Bethan Colebourn 21h Friends and neighbours pay tributes to Bethan Colebourn
Bethan Colebourn is believed to have lived with her science teacher mother Claire, 35, in a bungalow in the leafy town of Fordingbridge in Hampshire.
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Rajoy pushes to remove Catalan government and calls for regional elections – video21h Rajoy pushes to remove Catalan government and calls for regional elections – video
The Spanish government has suspended Catalonia’s autonomy and will introduce direct rule from next Saturday. Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, says he is invoking article 155 of the constitution to ‘restore the rule of law, coexistence, the economic recovery and so that elections could be held in normal circumstances’. Pending senate approval next week, the government of Carles Puigdemont will be stripped of its powers, with its functions assumed by the relevant ministries in Madrid. Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets to protest against the imposition of direct rule
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Prime Minister Announces Spain Will Remove Catalan Leader21h Prime Minister Announces Spain Will Remove Catalan Leader
Mariano Rajoy of Spain announced that he planned to remove Carles Puigdemont and the rest of his separatist administration, and to take back control of the independence-minded region.
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European Champions Cup: Glasgow Warriors 18-34 Leinster21h European Champions Cup: Glasgow Warriors 18-34 Leinster
Cian Healy scores two tries as Leinster inflict a second successive European Champions Cup defeat on Glasgow Warriors.
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The Resistance Now: Democrats divided over party shakeup21h The Resistance Now: Democrats divided over party shakeup
This week, Chelsea Handler announced her turn to full-time activism and celebrity chefs heated up the fight for marriage equality
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21h Updated Two Italian regions prepare for referendums
While the rest of the world has its eyes on the outcome of Catalonia's tussle for independence, two of Italy's most prosperous regions are set to go against the establishment with a vote of their own.
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Magazine apologises to Solange for editing image21h Magazine apologises to Solange for editing image
The Evening Standard says they made "the wrong call" to edit the singer's elaborate hairstyle.
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Harvey Weinstein: the women who have accused him21h Updated Harvey Weinstein: the women who have accused him
A growing number of actors and others in the film industry have made accusations against the Hollywood film producer
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Hibernian 2-4 Celtic21h Hibernian 2-4 Celtic
Holders Celtic see off a second-half fightback from Hibernian at Hampden to win 4-2 and reach the Scottish League Cup final.
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 EU leaders: Pay £48billion for Brexit deal by Christmas 22h EU leaders: Pay £48billion for Brexit deal by Christmas
In a meeting held after Theresa May attended a Brussels summit, EU leaders gave the order to prepare for a trade deal. But talks will reportedly only go ahead if the PM agrees to pay the sum.
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Trump to allow release of JFK assassination files22h Trump to allow release of JFK assassination files
Donald Trump has indicated he will allow the release of thousands of classified files about the assassination of John F Kennedy.
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As Islamic State Loses Ground in Syria, Its Affiliate Strikes in Egypt22h Updated As Islamic State Loses Ground in Syria, Its Affiliate Strikes in Egypt
The attacks by Islamic State’s Sinai Province branch sent the message it can still hit targets outside its crumbling caliphate in Syria and Iraq.
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Spain government will impose direct rule over Catalonia22h Spain government will impose direct rule over Catalonia
Catalan autonomy suspended over ‘systematic rebellion’ as PM Mariano Rajoy seeks senate approval to remove powers The Spanish government has suspended Catalonia’s autonomy and will
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Catalan independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders22h Updated Catalan independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the Catalan parliament's powers will be curbed and elections held.
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 Bullingdon Club members are escorted off site by college 22h Bullingdon Club members are escorted off site by college
Oxford University's Bullingdon Club members were embarrassingly escorted from Christ Church College in June. It's symbolic of the social transformation in higher education.
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Prime Minister Announces Spain Will Remove Catalonia’s Leader23h Prime Minister Announces Spain Will Remove Catalonia’s Leader
Mariano Rajoy of Spain announced that he would seek to remove the leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, from office, after separatist drive.
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23h Updated Spain to announce steps toward direct rule of Catalonia
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to set out Saturday how his government will begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia, following a special meeting of the Spanish cabinet.
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Spain government will seek to impose direct rule over Catalonia23h Spain government will seek to impose direct rule over Catalonia
Speaking after crisis cabinet meeting, PM Mariano Rajoy says he will ask senate for approval to invoke untested powers Madrid will seek senate approval to take over the Catalonian government and hold early elections, the Spanish prime minister has said. Mariano Rajoy was speaking on Saturday after a special cabinet meeting held in the wake of Catalonia’s efforts to unilaterally declare independence.
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Suspect arrested after four people injured in Munich stabbings23h Suspect arrested after four people injured in Munich stabbings
German police work to determine whether suspect is man who fled scene of attack on black bicycle
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UK ‘disappointed’ as Robert Mugabe becomes WHO goodwill ambassador23h UK ‘disappointed’ as Robert Mugabe becomes WHO goodwill ambassador
UN body appoints Zimbabwean despot to help tackle non-communicable diseases, despite dire health crisis under his rule The UK government has criticised the World Health Organization’s decision to appoint Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador”, calling the move “surprising and disappointing”. A Downing Street spokesman said British diplomats had raised serious concerns with the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, over the decision to offer the high-profile role to the controversial Zimbabwean president.
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The fall of Raqqa - in pictures23h The fall of Raqqa - in pictures
Photographer Bulent Kilic entered the former Islamic State stronghold with the Syrian Democratic Forces and documented the elation of the victory over the jihadists and the price paid by the ancient city
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 Officer Declan Gabriel sacked for misconduct with girl, 17 23h Officer Declan Gabriel sacked for misconduct with girl, 17
PC Declan Gabriel, 28 (pictured) has been sacked after a Northampton Police misconduct hearing heard he drove a 17-year-old girl to a layby and unzipped his trousers.
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 Search for woman who left A&E before stab wound treated 23h Search for woman who left A&E before stab wound treated
Police are searching for Natalie Lindsay who went missing from the Accident and Emergency unit at North Middlesex Hospital on Wednesday before a stab wound to her arm was fully treated.
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23h Spain PM approves taking powers from Catalonia
Spain's PM says he has approved implementing Article 155 allowing the Madrid government to take back some powers from Catalonia.
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Storm Brian causes flooding in south-west Ireland24h Updated Storm Brian causes flooding in south-west Ireland
River Shannon bursts banks in Limerick city as UK Met Office issues yellow weather warning for parts of Wales and England
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Explosives experts called to Sellafield over chemical concerns24h Updated Explosives experts called to Sellafield over chemical concerns
Staff were disposing of chemicals at the nuclear power plant when the incident happened.
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 Jayson Lobo jailed for filming having sex with 7 women 24h Jayson Lobo jailed for filming having sex with 7 women
Ex-Lancashire police officer Jayson Lobo, 48, who won the British 800m title in 1998, met most of his victims on dating website Match.com and covertly recorded them on his mobile phone.
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 Video shows thug drop kicking a cat in south London 24h Video shows thug drop kicking a cat in south London
The disgusting video shows the thug, who is wearing a shirt and tie, pick up the black and white pet which is sitting on a moped outside a house in south London.
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Spain government expected to impose direct rule over Catalonia24h Spain government expected to impose direct rule over Catalonia
Prime minister meeting cabinet to set out specific powers to be removed from region after independence referendum
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Man arrested after knife attack in Munich24h Man arrested after knife attack in Munich
Police say no motive has been established for the attack, which lightly wounded four passers-by.
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Parsons Green stabbing: Second murder charge24h Parsons Green stabbing: Second murder charge
Omid Saidy was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green station on Monday.
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Rhys Priestland: Bath fly-half unsure of Wales recall chances24h Rhys Priestland: Bath fly-half unsure of Wales recall chances
Rhys Priestland says he still has ambitions of a Wales recall for the autumn internationals but admits he "doesn't know where he stands"
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Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO24h Updated Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO
The World Health Organisation head praises Zimbabwe's public health policy, in a controversial move.
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 Louise Woodward walks three-year-old daughter to nursery 24h Updated Louise Woodward walks three-year-old daughter to nursery
In recent photographs taken the former nanny was seen taking her daughter, three, to nursery in a sleepy village near Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
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Munich knife attack: Police hunt man who injured five25h Munich knife attack: Police hunt man who injured five
The suspect fled the scene after the attack, with no motive apparent, police say.
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The floodgates have opened on outing bad men | Jessica Valenti25h The floodgates have opened on outing bad men | Jessica Valenti
I hope in the weeks ahead, as more of these stories come out, we can learn to listen instead of interrogate. Women have been through more than enough
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The Look: Traveling Across Japan25h The Look: Traveling Across Japan
Hiroyuki Ito, a photographer who grew up in Tokyo, wanted to see more of his country. So he spent two months this summer documenting interesting moments.
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Philippine leader: I will shoot criminals myself25h Philippine leader: I will shoot criminals myself
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would be willing to shoot criminals himself after reining back the police's powers.
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West Ham United 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion25h Updated West Ham United 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is "not worried" but is "realistic" about his future after his side lose 3-0 at home to Brighton.
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Motorway roadworks speed limit could be increased25h Updated Motorway roadworks speed limit could be increased
Tests suggested drivers were more relaxed at higher speeds as they could overtake slower vehicles.
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Storm Brian: UK braced for gale-force winds and disruption26h Updated Storm Brian: UK braced for gale-force winds and disruption
The storm will not be as bad as feared, although disruption is still possible, forecasters say.
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 Pregnant British woman in hospital nationality row 26h Updated Pregnant British woman in hospital nationality row
Emma Szewczak-Harris, 26, from Cambridge, added her Polish-born husband's surname to her own when they married.
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Several injured in Munich knife attack26h Several injured in Munich knife attack
The suspect fled the scene after the attack, with no motive apparent, police say.
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Several people injured in Munich stabbings26h Several people injured in Munich stabbings
German police advise people to stay indoors as they search for suspect who fled scene on black bicycle
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Iraq’s lost generation: ‘I have forgotten what happiness is’26h Iraq’s lost generation: ‘I have forgotten what happiness is’
Zanab Ismail wanted to be a doctor, Raghda Ali was studying to be a nurse – then Isis destroyed Mosul. Three years on, can they start over? When Mosul was
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Man on the run after Munich knife attack26h Man on the run after Munich knife attack
A man is on the run after attacking several people with a knife in the German city of Munich and escaping on a bicycle.
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Spain prepares to seize powers from Catalonia27h Spain prepares to seize powers from Catalonia
Prime minister meeting cabinet to set out specific powers to be removed from region after independence referendum
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