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Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs - Politics live6m Updated Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs - Politics live
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and MPs debating and voting on the EU withdrawal bill
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Boy, 15, admits causing crash in which five people died8m Updated Boy, 15, admits causing crash in which five people died
Teenager pleads guilty to causing deaths of five people, including three children, by dangerous driving after Leeds car collision A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing death by dangerous driving, after five people who were killed when he crashed a car into a tree in Leeds. The scene of the incident, which happened just before 10pm on 25 November in the Meanwood area of the city, was described as “nightmarish” and “total carnage” by emergency services.
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Leeds crash: Boy, 15, admits causing deaths15m Updated Leeds crash: Boy, 15, admits causing deaths
Five people - including three boys - died when the stolen car they were in hit a tree in Leeds.
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Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill21m Updated Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill
Rebel MPs line up behind an amendment to guarantee Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal.
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23m Evolution of the American family
Eighty photographs spanning 150 years chronicle the evolution of the American family in a new exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The concept is explored in its broadest form, from the families we're born in to the ones we've chosen, with a wide range of relationships and structures.
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Archbishop of York backs devolution deal for whole of Yorkshire29m Archbishop of York backs devolution deal for whole of Yorkshire
John Sentamu calls on government to make the current Sheffield City region a stepping stone to a wider arrangement The archbishop of York has called on the government to reach a compromise with local authorities to break a long-running stalemate over devolution in Yorkshire. John Sentamu, the Church of England’s second most senior cleric, has written to the northern powerhouse minister, Jake Berry, setting out proposals for a devolution deal for the whole county to be reached in stages over two years. He writes that an “all-Yorkshire mayoral region would be the best in the long run”.
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 UK weather: Britain to be battered by 50mph gales 31m Updated UK weather: Britain to be battered by 50mph gales
Dozens of schools will remain shut for a third day as slightly warmer temperatures bring gale-force winds and heavy rain instead of snow.
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Wage growth lags inflation for seventh month33m Wage growth lags inflation for seventh month
Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, falling behind inflation for a seventh month.
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Areas Newly Seized From ISIS Seen at Risk of Backsliding36m Updated Areas Newly Seized From ISIS Seen at Risk of Backsliding
Iraq’s prime minister is celebrating the collapse of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate, but American and Iraqi officials are recognizing that much more is needed to stabilize newly reclaimed areas and prevent militants from making a comeback.
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Palestinians no longer accept US role as mediator, Abbas tells summit36m Palestinians no longer accept US role as mediator, Abbas tells summit
Recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel was a crime that threatened world peace, Palestinian president tells delegates in Istanbul Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has formally declared that Palestinians will no longer accept the US as a mediator in the Middle East peace process following Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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South Korea, U.S. and China Unite to Give Talks With North Korea Another Chance36m Updated South Korea, U.S. and China Unite to Give Talks With North Korea Another Chance
South Korea, China and the U.S. signaled a new push to pursue dialogue to help reduce tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program, as the South Korean leader arrived in Beijing for an official visit aimed at repairing bilateral ties.
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40m Historic: First Democrat sent to Senate in a generation
Alabama voters are casting their ballots today as the nation watches their US Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.
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UK wage growth still behind inflation42m Updated UK wage growth still behind inflation
Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, falling behind inflation for a seventh month.
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Salford arson attack: two people remanded on murder charges42m Salford arson attack: two people remanded on murder charges
Zak Bolland, 23, and Courtney Brierley, 20, remanded in custody on charges of murder, attempted murder and arson Two people have been remanded in custody over the murder of three
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Google, Looking to Tiptoe Back into China, Announces A.I. Center49m Google, Looking to Tiptoe Back into China, Announces A.I. Center
The move also nods to the country’s growing strengths in artificial intelligence, and is the latest A.I. effort set up by a Western tech company in the country.
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51m Arizona entering the 1980s: Cowboys, cacti, Dolly Parton
Sean Connery as James Bond and Jane Fonda as Barbarella are among some of his most celebrated images.
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Salford house fire: Pair in court for murder of three children59m Salford house fire: Pair in court for murder of three children
A man and a woman are accused of murdering three children who died in a house fire in Salford.
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Alabama election: Democrat Jones defeats Roy Moore in Senate upset59m Updated Alabama election: Democrat Jones defeats Roy Moore in Senate upset
Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.
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1h 2m France accused of complicity in genocide
French officials were complicit in the 1994 genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi minority, and obstructed justice in subsequent investigations, according to a new report.
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Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K. Surgeons1h 4m Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K. Surgeons
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure.
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Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with Queen at Sandringham1h 4m Updated Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with Queen at Sandringham
Recently-engaged Ms Markle and Prince Harry will attend the church service at the Sandringham estate.
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Water bills set to fall by up to £25 from 20201h 7m Updated Water bills set to fall by up to £25 from 2020
Water bills in England and Wales will fall by between £15 and £25 a year from 2020 onwards, the regulator Ofwat says.
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Western Criticism Bolsters Putin at Home1h 13m Updated Western Criticism Bolsters Putin at Home
For Russian President Vladimir Putin, being cast in the West as a global supervillain is proving a boon for his image at home as he prepares for his annual press conference on Thursday and presidential elections in March.
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Eight arrests in China over poisoned syringes that kill dogs for meat1h 26m Eight arrests in China over poisoned syringes that kill dogs for meat
Police accuse gang of selling 200,000 syringes, and warn that consumers of contaminated meat risk poisoning Poisoned syringes that could be fired at dogs on the street to kill them instantly were sold by a gang in China, allowing pets to be snatched and sold for the dinner table, according to state media.
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Merkel ally says Brexit talks have raised UK support for second referendum1h 30m Merkel ally says Brexit talks have raised UK support for second referendum
Manfred Weber, who heads largest party in European parliament, said UK was realising Brexit means losing many things and gaining nothing A key ally of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has claimed that a growing awareness of the damaging terms of a future Brexit deal has led to a rise in support in the UK for a second referendum on EU membership. Manfred Weber, the leader of the largest party in the European parliament, said a row over
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 Firefighters took 90 minutes to get to Plymouth house fire 1h 31m Firefighters took 90 minutes to get to Plymouth house fire
Molly Wigmore, 76, died of smoke inhalation at her home in Plymouth, Devon, and an inquest heard firefighters took 90 minutes to arrive from a station little more than a mile away.
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A dangerous journey: migrants ride freight train through Mexico – in pictures1h 36m A dangerous journey: migrants ride freight train through Mexico – in pictures
Veronica G Cardenas photographed life on the route of la Bestia – the freight train on which Central American men, women and children band together as a caravan to make the brutal 20-day journey through Mexico. They can travel without having to pay, but still they risk kidnappings, rape and injury. Some of them will start anew in Mexico. A few will go further north to seek asylum in the US
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Cornwall launches campaign for census tickbox1h 56m Cornwall launches campaign for census tickbox
Cornish people want parity with Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish, urging ministers to follow up on official minority status They may have a proud history and vibrant culture, but there is one thing the Cornish people are missing out on that their Celtic cousins already enjoy – a tickbox in the census for England and Wales. A delegation from Cornwall council is taking its campaign for such recognition to Westminster on Wednesday, arguing that at the next census its people ought to be able to identify themselves as Cornish with a flick of the pen.
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 Santa rescues woman who slipped on pavement in Watford 2h Updated Santa rescues woman who slipped on pavement in Watford
The pedestrian slipped on a frosty pavement in Watford, Hertfordshire, before taking a painful fall flat on her back, sending her bags flying as she did so.
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In Somalia, an Overlooked Extremist Hotbed Simmers2h In Somalia, an Overlooked Extremist Hotbed Simmers
Militants with the al-Shabaab group control roughly 30% of Somalia, one of the largest swaths of real estate in the world that remains under jihadist sway since the recent demise of Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
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‘This is not a squat’ – how the Grenfell community is taking control of its destiny2h ‘This is not a squat’ – how the Grenfell community is taking control of its destiny
With the failure of the government response to the fire, local residents stepped in to fill the void, providing food, clothes, shelter, advice and therapy. Now activists are opening a second ‘very special’ space in an empty council building On the night of 14 June, musician and community leader Niles Hailstones had the keys to the space at Bay 56, located in Acklam Village near Portabello Road in west London, for an event marking 40 years since the release of Bob Marley’s Exodus album. “
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EU and Japan Join U.S. in Criticizing China at WTO Summit2h EU and Japan Join U.S. in Criticizing China at WTO Summit
The U.S., the European Union and Japan agreed on Tuesday to increase pressure on countries like China that subsidize domestic companies and require foreign firms to transfer technology to local counterparts.
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2h Did royals make secret Star Wars cameo?
So did they or didn't they? The latest Star Wars movie received royal approval from Princes William and Harry at Tuesday's European premiere in London. But did they make a cheeky cameo appearance as Storm-troopers in the film? CNN applied Jedi mind control technique in search of the truth.
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Richmond burglars steal ashes of twins who died at birth2h Richmond burglars steal ashes of twins who died at birth
Police call on thieves who broke into west London home to return the maroon box the stole as soon as possible A box containing the ashes of twins who died at birth has been stolen in a burglary. Police are appealing for help in catching the thieves who broke into the house in Richmond, west London, on Monday.
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2h Destroyed in Tsunami, a Temple Is Reborn
Join residents of a Japanese village devastated by the 2011 tsunami as they celebrate the rebuilding of the 1,000-year-old Buddhist Kongoji Temple on higher ground.
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2h Winds, low humidity tax Calif. firefighters
Firefighters battling the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California have contained 25% of the blaze, but the weary crews have their work cut out for them Wednesday and in the days to come.
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UK wage growth continues to lag inflation2h Updated UK wage growth continues to lag inflation
Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, falling behind inflation for an seventh month.
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UK unemployment joint lowest since 19752h UK unemployment joint lowest since 1975
Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, falling behind inflation for a seventh month.
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Erdoğan aims to unite Muslim world behind anti-Trump declaration2h Erdoğan aims to unite Muslim world behind anti-Trump declaration
Turkish president calls for recognition of East Jerusalem as capital of Palestinian state, denouncing US move as unlawful The Turkish president has called for the recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, as he opened an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body called in response to Donald Trump’s
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Boy hurt as chopper window falls on school field3h Boy hurt as chopper window falls on school field
A boy has been injured after a window from a US Marines helicopter fell on a school playing field in Japan - the second such incident in the past week.
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Democratic euphoria as Doug Jones wins Alabama - in pictures3h Democratic euphoria as Doug Jones wins Alabama - in pictures
Celebrations and tears greeted the historic victory of Doug Jones, who defeated his Republican challenger Roy Moore to claim the US Senate seat vacated by attorney general Jeff Sessions. It was the first time Democrats had won the Alabama seat in 25 years
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3h The very real health dangers of virtual reality
Is the magical world of virtual reality arriving in your home this holiday season?
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 Afghan interpreters who helped British troops let in to UK 3h Updated Afghan interpreters who helped British troops let in to UK
Under current rules, Afghan interpreters who risked their lives for UK troops on the frontline can only come to Britain if they were employed on an arbitrary date of 19 December 2012.
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3h Democratic win changes Senate, impacts Trump
Doug Jones' victory in Alabama means that Democrats are only two seats away from the majority. While a Democratic move into the majority still looks like a long shot, it's now not out of the question. CNN's Tom Foreman explains.
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 Astronomers name new constellations Harry Potter and Bolt  3h Astronomers name new constellations Harry Potter and Bolt 
Instead of difficult Latin names like Canis Major and Ursa Minor, a Birmingham team has now drawn up new constellations called Paddington, Bolt and Potter.
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 The winner of the best Christmas advert is revealed 3h Updated The winner of the best Christmas advert is revealed
British data firm 4C analysed millions of social media posts revealed this year's top 10 most talked-about TV adverts - as well as those most liked by viewers.
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Philippines Extends Martial Law in South for Another Year3h Updated Philippines Extends Martial Law in South for Another Year
President Rodrigo Duterte said continued military rule on the southern island of Mindanao was needed to ensure the “total eradication” of militancy there.
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Commonwealth Bank admits to failures in money-laundering case3h Commonwealth Bank admits to failures in money-laundering case
Bank responds to proceedings launched by Austrac, acknowledging errors and failures but arguing they do not amount to multiple breaches of the law Commonwealth Bank has filed its response to allegations of breaches of anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws made by the Australian government’s financial intelligence unit.
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Ofwat pledges lower water bills in England and Wales4h Ofwat pledges lower water bills in England and Wales
Water bills for England and Wales will fall by between £15 and £25 a year from 2020 onwards, the regulator Ofwat says.
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Salford house fire: Murder charges over deaths4h Updated Salford house fire: Murder charges over deaths
Two people are charged with murder over the deaths of three children in a house fire in Salford.
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Chris Froome failed drug test at Vuelta4h Updated Chris Froome failed drug test at Vuelta
Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome is asked to provide more details after adverse findings show he had double the allowed level of a legal asthma drug in his urine.
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Tillerson Rules Out a Containment Strategy for North Korea4h Tillerson Rules Out a Containment Strategy for North Korea
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ruled out pursuing a traditional Cold War-style containment and deterrence strategy against a nuclear-armed North Korea, citing concerns that Pyongyang will transform its arsenal into a commercial business and sell nuclear weapons to other actors.
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 Dementia victims stranded in hospital this Christmas 4h Dementia victims stranded in hospital this Christmas
Karen Moore, 40, from Hebden Bridge, lost her father, Edward Knowles, who suffered from dementia, after he was stranded in hospital for six months.
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Ofwat pledges lower water bills England and Wales4h Updated Ofwat pledges lower water bills England and Wales
Water bills for England and Wales will fall by between £15 and £25 a year from 2020 onwards, the regulator Ofwat says.
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Bianca Walkden: BBC Sports Personality 2017 contender4h Bianca Walkden: BBC Sports Personality 2017 contender
Fighter defended her world taekwondo title and won all four Grand Prix events - profile of Sports Personality nominee.
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 Stark satellite picture shows blanket of snow in Scotland 4h Updated Stark satellite picture shows blanket of snow in Scotland
The image was taken from NASA's Terra Satellite Earth Observing System which is the size of a minibus. The system travels north to south on the daylight side of the Earth.
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Chris Froome fails drug test at Vuelta4h Updated Chris Froome fails drug test at Vuelta
Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome had twice the permitted limit of legal asthma drug Salbutomol in his system at the Vuelta a Espana.
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4h Philippines extends martial law in Mindanao
The Philippines government has voted to extend martial law in the southern island of Mindanao, following a year in which Islamic militants shocked the nation in taking -- and holding, for several months -- pockets of a Muslim-majority city there.
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Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset4h Updated Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset
Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.
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Pedophile Barred From Leaving Australia as Sex Tourism Law Takes Effect4h Updated Pedophile Barred From Leaving Australia as Sex Tourism Law Takes Effect
A man convicted of child sex offenses was turned away from Sydney Airport on Wednesday as Australia’s “world first” sex tourism law came into effect.
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Two charged with murdering three children in Salford arson attack5h Two charged with murdering three children in Salford arson attack
Zac Bolland, 23, and 20-year-old Courtney Brierley charged over fire in Greater Manchester that police said was ‘targeted’ attack Two people have been charged with the murders of three children who died in an arson attack on their home in Salford.
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5h Updated Philippines congress extends martial law in Mindanao
The Philippines government has voted to extend martial law in the southern island of Mindanao, following a year in which Islamic militants shocked the nation in taking -- and holding, for several months -- pockets of a Muslim-majority city there.
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Alabama upset: What Jones victory over Moore means for Trump5h Alabama upset: What Jones victory over Moore means for Trump
Few thought the Democrats could pull off such a historic victory, and it could have real consequences for the president, says Nick Bryant.
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Alabama election: Democrats defeat Roy Moore, dealing huge blow to Donald Trump5h Alabama election: Democrats defeat Roy Moore, dealing huge blow to Donald Trump
Doug Jones becomes first Democrat to win any statewide office in Alabama in decades after Moore’s campaign for Senate marred by sexual assault claims
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 Baby born with her heart growing outside of her chest 5h Updated Baby born with her heart growing outside of her chest
Vanellope Hope Wilkins was due to be delivered on Christmas Eve before a rare condition meant she had to be born prematurely by c-section in November at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.
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Investors Pledge Cuts to Fossil-Fuel Commitments at Paris Meeting5h Investors Pledge Cuts to Fossil-Fuel Commitments at Paris Meeting
Global institutions pledged to cut financing of fossil-fuel projects at a summit in Paris, backing French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for the private sector to do more to combat greenhouse-gas emissions.
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Murder charges over house fire deaths5h Murder charges over house fire deaths
Two people have been charged with murder over the deaths of thee children in a house fire in Salford on Monday
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Alabama has spoken: Roy Moore and the Bannon-faction will not be tolerated5h Alabama has spoken: Roy Moore and the Bannon-faction will not be tolerated
The seismic election in Alabama will be remember as a repudiation of Trump and his master strategist: the night the Trump-Bannon train hit a brick wall
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Abu Dhabi: the city where citizenship is not an option5h Abu Dhabi: the city where citizenship is not an option
Four-fifths of the UAE’s population are classed as ‘foreigners’ – people whose parents were born abroad. With permanent residency impossible, it’s a constant struggle to belong Abu Dhabi Indian School, founded in 1975, not long after the
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Chris Froome faces questions over asthma drug5h Chris Froome faces questions over asthma drug
Britain's Chris Froome says cycling's world governing body was "right" to ask for more details following test results at this year's Vuelta a Espana.
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‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen5h Updated ‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen
Leaders who don’t like to be criticized or investigated have embraced the term. Scholars fear that it further erodes trust in democracy.
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Julie Bishop says child molester prevented from flying overseas under new laws5h Julie Bishop says child molester prevented from flying overseas under new laws
Laws prevent 20,000 paedophiles from leaving Australia except for purposes approved by law enforcement agencies A convicted child molester was prevented from flying overseas from Sydney airport on Wednesday under new laws aimed at keeping Australian paedophiles from traveling to south-east Asia for sex tourism. Laws that took effect on Wednesday prevent 20,000 convicted paedophiles listed on the Australian child sex offender register from leaving the country except for specific purposes approved by law enforcement agencies.
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Wednesday briefing: Alabama drama ding-dong5h Wednesday briefing: Alabama drama ding-dong
Many Republicans actually relieved as Democrat wins election … Brexit deal wasn’t ‘Davis-proof’ enough … and what women want to see in a man Hello – I’m Warren Murray from the Guardian. Here’s the news as we see it.
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Tanzania pardons two child rapists and calls for arrest of pregnant schoolgirls6h Tanzania pardons two child rapists and calls for arrest of pregnant schoolgirls
Activists accuse government of encouraging human rights violations, as President Magufuli releases convicted abusers of 10 primary school children
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Belgium’s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads6h Updated Belgium’s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads
The country keeps two million streetlights on overnight, generating profits for utilities and politicians at a cost for consumers and the environment.
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As Democrats rejoice in Roy Moore loss, Republicans look for someone to blame6h As Democrats rejoice in Roy Moore loss, Republicans look for someone to blame
Allies of the controversial candidate were quick to call out the Republican establishment, while Democrats declared the victory a triumph of ‘decency’ The Democrats win in Alabama over Republican Roy Moore provoked reaction from jubilant Democrats, somber Republicans looking to point fingers, and a
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 Mariah Carey beats the Pogues for most popular Xmas song 6h Mariah Carey beats the Pogues for most popular Xmas song
A nine-year statistical analysis, taking in charts and streaming, has revealed Mariah Carey is in fact the most popular with her song All I Want for Christmas is You.
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Toshiba Settles Fight With Western Digital That Imperiled a Major Deal6h Toshiba Settles Fight With Western Digital That Imperiled a Major Deal
The ailing Japanese conglomerate, which bet badly on U.S. nuclear power, can now proceed with a deal that will bring it $14 billion in needed cash.
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6h 6 words that got Trump into big trouble today
In an attempt to beat back his own personal #metoo moment, President Donald Trump just made things worse for himself.
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Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones in upset Alabama Senate win6h Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones in upset Alabama Senate win
Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.
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 North Korea claims Kim Jong-un can change the weather 6h North Korea claims Kim Jong-un can change the weather
The tyrant was shown wandering around under clear blue skies on Mount Paektu near the border with China - having apparently scaled it in shiny black shoes and formal clothing.
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Alabama election: Democrats defeat Roy Moore, dealing huge blow to Trump6h Alabama election: Democrats defeat Roy Moore, dealing huge blow to Trump
Doug Jones becomes the first Democrat to win any statewide office in decades after Moore’s campaign for Senate was marred by sexual assault claims
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Star power: Princes turn out for Star Wars premiere6h Star power: Princes turn out for Star Wars premiere
Princes William and Harry were among those attending the Star Wars premiere in London.
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Roy Moore’s stunning defeat reveals the limit of Trump-style politics | Richard Wolffe7h Roy Moore’s stunning defeat reveals the limit of Trump-style politics | Richard Wolffe
The shock election results saw a Democrat make rare inroads in deep-red Alabama – and will hasten the existential question facing the Republican party
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Roy Moore’s stunning defeat reveals the limit of Trump-style politics7h Roy Moore’s stunning defeat reveals the limit of Trump-style politics
The shock election results saw a Democrat make rare inroads in deep-red Alabama – and will hasten the existential question facing the Republican party
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Democrat defeats Roy Moore in Alabama race, dealing setback to Trump7h Updated Democrat defeats Roy Moore in Alabama race, dealing setback to Trump
Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.
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7h Updated CNN projects Alabama Democrat wins Senate race over Roy Moore, who was accused of sexually abusing teens
Will Alabama pick Doug Jones or Roy Moore? See the results above and the latest news below.
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Canada to buy fleet of 30-year-old fighter jets from Australia in snub to US7h Canada to buy fleet of 30-year-old fighter jets from Australia in snub to US
Ottawa ditched plan to buy newer fleet of Boeing super hornets after US imposed 80% import tariff on Canadian Bombardier jets Canada will purchase a fleet of 30-year-old F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets from Australia amid an escalating trade dispute with the US.
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Number of Jailed Journalists Hits Record High, Advocacy Group Says7h Number of Jailed Journalists Hits Record High, Advocacy Group Says
The Committee to Protect Journalists identified 262 journalists imprisoned for their journalism as of Dec. 1. More than half were in Turkey, China or Egypt.
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Doug Jones, Kirsten Gillibrand, ‘Star Wars’: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing7h Updated Doug Jones, Kirsten Gillibrand, ‘Star Wars’: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang7h Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang
Officials build database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged 12 to 65 in region home to 11 million Muslim Uighurs Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other biometric data from every resident in a far western region, Human Rights Watch has said.
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 Uber set to be banned in York 7h Uber set to be banned in York
It comes just months after the company was stripped of its permit in the capital by Transport for London which claimed the global taxi app was not 'fit and proper'.
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 Surrey teenager is jailed for one-punch attack in a pub 7h Surrey teenager is jailed for one-punch attack in a pub
Connor Richardson admitted throwing a punch on a night out in Old Woking, Surrey, that left his victim needing brain surgery and an operation to fix his cheekbone and facial nerves.
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 Birmingham doctor battling to hospital slams Uber surge 7h Birmingham doctor battling to hospital slams Uber surge
Dr Daman Mullhi (pictured) used the app to get a price for a journey from Birmingham's Harborne area to Solihull Hospital on Monday but was stunned by the cost.
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7h Updated Major blow to Trump: President had thrown support to Moore
Democrat Doug Jones has scored a stunning win against Republican Roy Moore to win the Senate seat in Alabama, CNN projects.
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Roy Moore loses Alabama Senate race after bid beset by sexual assault claims7h Updated Roy Moore loses Alabama Senate race after bid beset by sexual assault claims
Challenger Doug Jones becomes the first Democrat to win any statewide office in decades, as Moore’s loss deals a major blow to Donald Trump
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US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson8h Updated US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson
But hours later the White House says Trump's views "had not changed" and N Korea must first disarm.
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 Quentin Letts sees an Urgent Question from Labour 8h Quentin Letts sees an Urgent Question from Labour
Harriet Harman asked Speaker Bercow to permit an Urgent Question on the resignation of Lord Kerslake meaning the parliamentary day was extended by an hour.
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India Bans Condom Ads From Prime-Time TV8h Updated India Bans Condom Ads From Prime-Time TV
Conservative social groups pressured the government to crack down on the commercials, saying they were inappropriate for children.
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Pakistan Currency Slides in Effective Devaluation8h Updated Pakistan Currency Slides in Effective Devaluation
Pakistan’s rupee slumped to a near four-year low against the U.S. dollar, the latest move downward in an effective devaluation of the currency that had been kept steady against the greenback for much of the past two years.
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 Women find height and strength most attractive in men 8h Women find height and strength most attractive in men
A group of 160 women were asked to rank shirtless men and give them an attractiveness rating by the Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.
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Worker exploitation: Victorian body to crack down on abuse of employees8h Worker exploitation: Victorian body to crack down on abuse of employees
Rogue operators to be liable for civil and criminal penalties under licensing scheme to protect labour hire workers An independent licensing authority will be established in Victoria to crack down on widespread abuse and exploitation of workers across the state. Laws introduced to the state’s parliament on Wednesday will introduce a universal licensing scheme to protect labour hire workers. To obtain a licence, providers will be required to pass “a fit and proper person test” and show compliance with workplace laws, labour hire laws and minimum accommodation standards. A list of licensed providers will be published on a publicly accessible register.
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Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race9h Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race
Democrat Doug Jones has won the US Senate race in Alabama in a blow to Donald Trump, projections suggest.
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Shivering Children, Pricier Spandex: The Impact of China’s Energy Stumble9h Shivering Children, Pricier Spandex: The Impact of China’s Energy Stumble
China tried this fall to replace much of its coal with natural gas. But with supplies running short, chemical factories have been closed.
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9h Trump uses suggestive tweet to attack female senator
President Donald Trump used a suggestive tweet on Tuesday to attack a Democratic lawmaker who has called for his resignation after multiple women renewed their sexual misconduct allegations against him.
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New Year security tightened after NYC attack9h New Year security tightened after NYC attack
Security preparations for New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square will be altered following a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel, the city's counterterrorism chief has said.
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 Ban foreign investors from snapping up new homes, says MP 9h Ban foreign investors from snapping up new homes, says MP
Croydon South MP Chris Philp highlighted a development at Baltimore Wharf (pictured), in London’s Docklands, where 87 per cent of 2,999 apartments were sold abroad.
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9h Artist Flees Beijing After Filming Devastation of Mass Evictions
Hua Yong, a painter, has shot and posted online dozens of videos documenting the forced removal of thousands of migrant workers from Beijing.
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9h Updated California fires have destroyed 1,000 structures and counting
Thousands of firefighters are making headway against the vast Thomas Fire burning in Southern California, expressing hope that conditions are becoming more favorable.
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Men for sale: Sex workers trying to make a living10h Men for sale: Sex workers trying to make a living
One man says he had his drink spiked and woke up to find himself with four naked men around him.
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 May pledges to use foreign aid to fight war on plastic 10h May pledges to use foreign aid to fight war on plastic
At a climate change summit in Paris yesterday, Theresa May said she was ‘very concerned’ by the impact of plastic waste on marine life and pledged to take action.
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Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore faces verdict of voters10h Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore faces verdict of voters
President Trump's populist brand faces a test as he backs a Republican accused of child abuse.
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 Brighton school bans high street-bought coats 10h Brighton school bans high street-bought coats
Pupils at Patcham High School in Brighton are walking to school in the freezing cold and rain after being banned from buying high street coats in favor of a range of school-approved jackets.
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Comedy show welcomes screaming babies10h Comedy show welcomes screaming babies
Alyssa and best friend Carly run comedy nights for parents where anything goes.
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 Millions of plastic fibres produced by single clothes wash 10h Millions of plastic fibres produced by single clothes wash
Experts say up to 300 fibres per litre escape in the waste water from washing machines and that synthetic clothing is 16 times more damaging for the environment than microbeads.
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After Dastyari’s downfall we must question the hold of big money on any political party | Jeff Sparrow11h After Dastyari’s downfall we must question the hold of big money on any political party | Jeff Sparrow
Irrespective of a donor’s nationality, what are the effects of politicians hobnobbing with billionaires on the democratic process? We need to be very careful about the political narrative emerging to explain Sam Dastyari’s downfall. In Fairfax,
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How Community Corner raises funds for local community11h How Community Corner raises funds for local community
One mother and daughter project in Newcastle raises money for local projects, causes and people.
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Sweden’s Prime Minister Condemns Anti-Semitic Outbursts11h Sweden’s Prime Minister Condemns Anti-Semitic Outbursts
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, speaking after recent anti-Semitic episodes in two Swedish cities, said “hatred of Jews has no place in our society.”
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 Clarke Carlisle celebrates arrival of his fourth child 11h Clarke Carlisle celebrates arrival of his fourth child
Former Burnley defender Carlisle, 38, and his wife Carrie announced the birth of their daughter, three months early, today.
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 Cases of meningitis W have rocketed by 922% in eight years 11h Updated Cases of meningitis W have rocketed by 922% in eight years
Shirali Patel, who achieved A* grades at Harrow, was forced to restart her medicine degree at Cambridge University after spending three months in hospital with meningitis W.
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In pictures: The Art of Building 201711h In pictures: The Art of Building 2017
This year's entries capture buildings from all angles.
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11h The 2017 epic architecture quiz
How well do you know your I.M. Pei from your Frank Lloyd Wright? Take our quiz to find out.
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 World leaders meet bosses to raise funds for green energy 11h Updated World leaders meet bosses to raise funds for green energy
There was a bullish mood at the talks, with Arnold Schwarzenegger saying it did not matter that Donald Trump had backed out of the Paris climate accord because it still commands widespread support.
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EU Prepares to Discuss a Long-Delayed Trade Deal With Britain11h Updated EU Prepares to Discuss a Long-Delayed Trade Deal With Britain
Following a Brexit divorce accord, European leaders may finally authorize negotiations at a summit this week on the outlines of a future trade deal with Britain.
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11h Poignant photographs chronicle the evolution of the American family
Eighty photographs spanning 150 years chronicle the evolution of the American family in a new exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The concept is explored in its broadest form, from the families we're born in to the ones we've chosen, with a wide range of relationships and structures.
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Body found in search for man who went missing on freezing night12h Body found in search for man who went missing on freezing night
Ian Tang, 20, had not been seen since walking home from a club in the early hours of Sunday in sub-zero conditions Police searching for a missing 20-year-old student who disappeared after leaving a nightclub in Norfolk on one of the coldest nights of the year have found a body. Ian Tang was last seen by friends at 2.30am on Sunday morning leaving the KA club in the town of North Walsham. He is said to have decided to walk home after a night out with friends despite only wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The alarm was raised by his family when he failed to return home.
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Macron Holds a Climate Summit, and Trump Casts a Shadow12h Updated Macron Holds a Climate Summit, and Trump Casts a Shadow
Leaders, businesspeople and investors from around the world gathered near Paris at the invitation of the French president, who warned “we are losing the battle” against climate change.
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12h Navy ships in deadly collisions had lengthy training lapses
Two US Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions this year -- the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald -- had lengthy records of expired training certifications and some requirements had lapsed for more than two years, according to a new report obtained by CNN.
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Cars of future will spot potholes and tell us, says Highways England12h Cars of future will spot potholes and tell us, says Highways England
‘Connected vehicles’ should improve efficiency of route maintenance and improve safety, report predicts Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes and transmit the information to Highways England, the government body responsible for roads. In a report published on Wednesday, Highways England said “connected vehicles” could improve the efficiency of route maintenance, while simultaneously improving safety.
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Police find body in search for missing Norfolk man12h Police find body in search for missing Norfolk man
20-year-old Ian Tang went missing in the early hours of Sunday in sub-zero conditions Police searching for a missing 20-year-old student who disappeared after leaving a nightclub in Norfolk on one of the coldest nights of the year have found a body. Ian Tang was last seen by friends at 2.30am on Sunday morning leaving the KA club in the town of North Walsham. He is said to have decided to walk home after a night out with friends despite only wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The alarm was raised by his family when he failed to return home.
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12h Navy ships in deadly crashes had lengthy training lapses
Two US Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions this year -- the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald -- had lengthy records of expired training certifications and some requirements had lapsed for more than two years, according to a new report obtained by CNN.
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Karen Ristevski: husband charged with murder of Melbourne woman12h Karen Ristevski: husband charged with murder of Melbourne woman
Lawyer for Borce Ristevski tells Melbourne magistrates court ‘he will be pleading not guilty’ to the murder Borce Ristevski will fight a charge he murdered his wife Karen, whose body was found in Victorian bushland months after she went missing in 2016. Homicide detectives arrested the 53-year-old on Wednesday morning and a short time later he faced Melbourne magistrates court charged with his wife’s murder.
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Westminster watchdog investigates Camelot’s funding of good causes12h Westminster watchdog investigates Camelot’s funding of good causes
Auditor concerns over rising profits at the lottery operator prompt parliamentary committee inquiry Parliament’s spending watchdog has launched an inquiry into whether the National Lottery operator Camelot is failing the good causes it was set up to fund.
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In Spending Spree, European Mall Operator Bets on Westfield12h In Spending Spree, European Mall Operator Bets on Westfield
Though malls are struggling, Unibail-Rodamco is set to acquire Westfield, the owner of shopping centers including the mall at One World Trade Center.
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Crystal Palace 2-1 Watford12h Updated Crystal Palace 2-1 Watford
Crystal Palace score two late goals to earn a dramatic over Watford and move out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season.
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Baby girl survives after being born with heart outside her body, in UK first12h Baby girl survives after being born with heart outside her body, in UK first
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first surgery within an hour of delivery, is believed to be first baby in UK to survive with the extremely rare condition A baby girl born with her heart outside her body is believed to be the first in the UK to survive with the extremely rare condition after undergoing three operations, the first within an hour of her birth. At a nine-week scan, Vanellope Hope Wilkins was discovered to have the condition ectopia cordis, with her heart and part of her stomach growing externally.
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Huddersfield Town 1-3 Chelsea12h Updated Huddersfield Town 1-3 Chelsea
Chelsea move level on points with second-placed Manchester United and send Huddersfield to a fifth defeat in six games.
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Burnley 1-0 Stoke City13h Updated Burnley 1-0 Stoke City
Burnley go fourth in the Premier League as Ashley Barnes' late winner gives them victory over determined Stoke at Turf Moor.
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 Lorry driver accused of watching porn before crash on M69 13h Lorry driver accused of watching porn before crash on M69
Felix Gillon is alleged to have been watching porn when he smashed into Kerry Pemberton's broken down lorry on the M69 in Leicestershire. A court heard he threw his phone away after the smash.
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Tyson Fury wants to reclaim world titles and challenges Anthony Joshua13h Tyson Fury wants to reclaim world titles and challenges Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury wants his world titles back and challenges Anthony Joshua after reaching an agreement over a backdated two-year doping ban.
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Another Human Foot Washes Ashore in Canada. That Makes 13.13h Updated Another Human Foot Washes Ashore in Canada. That Makes 13.
A man walking his dog on Vancouver Island found a leg with a foot in a black sneaker on a beach. The authorities are trying to get a DNA sample from it.
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Barcelona Journal: Catalonia’s New Conflict Echoes in the Halls of an Old Prison13h Updated Barcelona Journal: Catalonia’s New Conflict Echoes in the Halls of an Old Prison
Long before the current battle over secession, Catalonia played a central role in Spanish political strife. The cells of the Modelo prison tell that story of conflict.
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News Analysis: Afghan President’s Critics Losing Patience Over Delayed Vote14h Updated News Analysis: Afghan President’s Critics Losing Patience Over Delayed Vote
Opponents of the increasingly isolated Ashraf Ghani are holding rallies, issuing ultimatums and calling for a tribal referendum on his performance in office.
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Talk of Trump Visit Tests U.K.’s ‘Special Relationship’14h Updated Talk of Trump Visit Tests U.K.’s ‘Special Relationship’
The American ambassador in London said he hoped a planned trip by President Trump would go ahead despite vocal opposition.
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Grenfell survivors demand justice at parliament gathering14h Grenfell survivors demand justice at parliament gathering
Commons meeting hears harrowing accounts and angry demands from survivors six months after disaster Grenfell Tower survivors have demanded justice for their loved ones in a highly charged meeting at parliament in which one bereaved resident told the communities secretary, Sajid Javid, that his mother and sister were “murdered and cremated”. A packed committee room at the House of Commons heard emotional testimony from four bereaved residents including Ahmed Elgwahry who said he had not received an apology from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) for the fire.
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14h Analysis: 6 words that got Trump into big trouble today
In an attempt to beat back his own personal #metoo moment, President Donald Trump just made things worse for himself.
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Man charged with murder of Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski14h Man charged with murder of Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski
Victoria police have arrested an Avondale Heights man and he will appear before the Melbourne magistrates court A 53-year-old man has been charged with murder over the death of Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski, whose
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 Chilling scream heard hours before Manchester arson attack 14h Updated Chilling scream heard hours before Manchester arson attack
Michelle Pearson’s daughter Demi, 14, son Brandon, eight, and daughter Lacie, seven, pictured, all perished in the house fire in Walkden, Greater Manchester at 5am yesterday.
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London Euston to become Christmas Day homeless shelter14h London Euston to become Christmas Day homeless shelter
About 30 volunteers from Network Rail will work alongside the charity St Mungo's and Streets Kitchen.
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 Corbyn posed with activist who held anti-Semitic views 15h Updated Corbyn posed with activist who held anti-Semitic views
The Labour leader attended the launch of the Labour Muslim Network whose executive includes Ali Milani, who has previously said Israel has 'no right to exist'.
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15h Updated San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee died early Tuesday at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, according to a statement from his office.
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15h Updated New Zealand was once home to a human-sized penguin
The Paleocene penguin was no cute Chilly Willy, according to new skeletal remains. The bird could look you in the eye, being as tall as an adult human at 5'10" and weighed about 13 pounds shy of President Donald Trump at his last checkup.
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New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook15h New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook
Akayed Ullah, 27, faces a series of terror charges over Monday's bus terminal attack in New York.
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Alabama court gives last-minute order that could impede recount procedure16h Alabama court gives last-minute order that could impede recount procedure
Voting rights experts denounced the ruling that gives election officials permission not to preserve electronic ballot records as a blow to transparency Controversy swirled over the mechanics of the Alabama Senate election after the state supreme court intervened at the eleventh hour to give election officials a green light not to preserve electronic ballot records that could form the basis of a recount. A court in Montgomery, the state capital, issued an injunction on Monday afternoon ordering election officials around the state to preserve digital images of the ballots cast by Alabama voters in the hard-fought contest between controversial Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.
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Salford fire: sixth person arrested over arson attack16h Salford fire: sixth person arrested over arson attack
24-year-old man held on suspicion of assisting an offender in the murder of Demi Pearson, her brother Brandon and sister Lacie A sixth person has been arrested in connection with an arson attack that killed three children and left a fourth fighting for her life in Greater Manchester.
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Blast at Austrian Import Hub Chokes European Natural Gas Supply16h Blast at Austrian Import Hub Chokes European Natural Gas Supply
An explosion at Austria’s largest import hub for natural gas left one dead, a state of emergency in Italy and the highest gas prices in 3 years in the U.K. just as the cold winter months set in.
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 Aylesbury school closed while secondary next door opens 16h Updated Aylesbury school closed while secondary next door opens
The headteacher of Waddesdon Village School in Buckinghamshire blamed black ice for the closure - but pupils at the neighbouring senior school managed to make their way in on the same road.
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Need Stretchy Pants? China’s Energy Squeeze May Mean Higher Prices16h Updated Need Stretchy Pants? China’s Energy Squeeze May Mean Higher Prices
China tried this fall to replace much of its coal with natural gas. But with supplies running short, chemical factories have been closed.
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Russia to Let Athletes Compete in Winter Games16h Updated Russia to Let Athletes Compete in Winter Games
Russia’s Olympics authorities opted against a boycott of the 2018 Winter Games, saying they would support athletes who choose to participate under the Olympic flag. Some Russian politicians and coaches had called for a bar on competing in response to the International Olympic Committee’s ban.
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UK police rescue nine suspected victims of slavery from British trawlers16h UK police rescue nine suspected victims of slavery from British trawlers
Two Britons were arrested after the men, from Africa and Asia, were taken to safety after allegedly working unlimited hours at sea with little rest and low pay Nine African and Asian crew members working on a pair of British scallop trawlers were taken to a place of safety by police last week as suspected victims of modern slavery.
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16h Morrissey denies supporting Spacey, Weinstein
Singer Morrissey took to Facebook on Monday in an apparent attempt to set the record straight after he was criticized over reports that said he defended that actions of Hollywood men accused of sexual assault and harassment.
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The Guardian view on Putin in Syria: victory and desolation | Editorial16h The Guardian view on Putin in Syria: victory and desolation | Editorial
The Russian president has been on a victory lap to Syria and the Middle East, intent on showing that he has outplayed the US in the regionVladimir Putin
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Vocational education funding at lowest level in a decade, report says16h Vocational education funding at lowest level in a decade, report says
Report criticises Australia’s state and federal governments for setting the country up for an ‘uncertain future’ Funding for the vocational education (VET) system has fallen to its lowest level in a decade amid a “piecemeal” and “ad hoc” approach to education spending, a new report has found. The latest education expenditure report from Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute has criticised state and federal governments for setting the country up for an “uncertain future”.
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In Jerusalem we have the latest chapter in a century of colonialism | Karma Nabulsi16h In Jerusalem we have the latest chapter in a century of colonialism | Karma Nabulsi
Donald Trump’s intervention is not a mere aberration. It’s part of the continuing story of injustice in PalestineOne hundred years ago, on 11 December 1917, the British army occupied Jerusalem. As General Allenby’s troops marched through Bab al-Khalil, launching a century of settler colonialism across Palestine, prime minister David Lloyd George heralded the city’s capture as “a Christmas present for the British people”. In a few months’ time, we mark another such anniversary: 70 years since the Palestinian
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Ombudsman called in after death of 12th immigration detainee17h Ombudsman called in after death of 12th immigration detainee
Michael Netyks from Poland had been serving a six-month sentence at a private jail in Liverpool run by G4S An investigation has been launched after the death of a 12th immigration detainee this year. Michael Netyks, a 35-year-old Pole, was serving a six-month sentence at Altcourse prison, a private jail in Liverpool run by G4S. He had been assessed to be vulnerable and is thought to have taken his own life.
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Toni Mascolo, co-founder of salon chain Toni & Guy, dies17h Toni Mascolo, co-founder of salon chain Toni & Guy, dies
Italian-born hairdresser who built his south London salon into a global chain dies
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 Lorry driver accused of watching porn before fatal crash 17h Updated Lorry driver accused of watching porn before fatal crash
Felix Gillon is alleged to have been watching porn when he smashed into Kerry Pemberton's broken down lorry on the M69 in Leicestershire. A court heard he threw his phone away after the smash.
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Donald Tusk calls Brexit talks a furious race against time17h Donald Tusk calls Brexit talks a furious race against time
The European Council's president urges EU countries to show "unity" in the next phase of talks.
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Ryanair pilots based in Ireland to stage one-day strike next week17h Updated Ryanair pilots based in Ireland to stage one-day strike next week
Up to 117 pilots expected to take action, with airline’s flights to and from Dublin, Shannon and Cork likely to be affected Pilots working for Ryanair in Ireland have called a one-day strike next week, potentially disrupting flights for Europe’s biggest airline on its home territory.
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 UK Weather: Britain shivers on coldest night of the year 17h Updated UK Weather: Britain shivers on coldest night of the year
Parents slammed a school in Brighton after they were told pupils could not wear their own winter coats - despite sub-zero temperatures following the coldest night of the year so far in Britain.
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 UK Weather: Frozen Britain is in chaos two days after snow 17h UK Weather: Frozen Britain is in chaos two days after snow
Vast swathes of the UK fell below freezing last night - with, 13C recorded in Shropshire, and experts warned of another 'chilly' night to come, with a further ice warning in place for tomorrow morning.
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 Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Blue Peter set 17h Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Blue Peter set
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were awarded a badge during a visit to the BBC studios in Salford last week in capacity with their work around mental health and mental health issues affecting children.
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Brazil Fights H.I.V. Spike in Youths With Free Preventive Drug17h Updated Brazil Fights H.I.V. Spike in Youths With Free Preventive Drug
The country is the first in Latin America to make a blue pill called PrEP an integral part of its health care policy.
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UK snow: Travellers struggle as icy conditions persist17h Updated UK snow: Travellers struggle as icy conditions persist
Wintry conditions continue to cause delays for travellers as hundreds of schools remain closed.
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 London woman who claimed £250k is jailed for four years 17h London woman who claimed £250k is jailed for four years
Mother-of-three Tania Amisi, who lived in Chelsea Harbour in London, used fake names and different passports to trick 22 councils over a six-year period.
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Polish regulator fines US-owned broadcaster over protests coverage17h Polish regulator fines US-owned broadcaster over protests coverage
TVN SA judged to have ‘propagated illegal behaviour’ with report on demonstrations last year, raising fears for press freedom Poland’s media regulator has fined a private broadcaster almost 1.5m zloty (£310,000) for news coverage of anti-government protests outside parliament on the basis that it “propagated illegal activities and encouraged behaviour threatening security”. US-owned TVN SA said it would appeal against the decision and defended the way in which TVN24, its news channel,
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18h The education of Ivanka Trump
Like nearly every senior staffer in a White House infamous for backstabbing, Ivanka Trump spent her early months immersed in the drama of competing power centers.
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International jury: Kim Jong-un should be prosecuted for human rights crimes18h International jury: Kim Jong-un should be prosecuted for human rights crimes
Report says North Korean leader and other officials committed crimes with camps for political prisoners, citing evidence of systematic murder and torture North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity committed in the authoritarian nation’s camps for political prisoners, three renowned international jurists said Tuesday. The jurists’ report is based on testimony from defectors and experts on the camps, believed to hold between 80,000 and 130,000 inmates. It cites evidence of systematic murder, including infanticide, and torture, persecution of Christians, rape, forced abortions, starvation and overwork leading to “countless deaths”.
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 Kate Middleton sets up charity Christmas party in London 18h Kate Middleton sets up charity Christmas party in London
The Duchess of Cambridge is joining children and families to celebrate the work of a London charity supporting its local community, including those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
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Tyson Fury free to resume boxing career after compromise reached with Ukad18h Updated Tyson Fury free to resume boxing career after compromise reached with Ukad
Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after reaching an agreement over a backdated two-year doping ban.
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 Dramatic Brighton rescue as owner jumps in sea to save dog 18h Dramatic Brighton rescue as owner jumps in sea to save dog
Dramatic footage shows a woman being swept off her feet after jumping into the sea at Brighton beach, East Sussex, to save her dog. Coastguards have said she is lucky to be alive after the feat.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures18h Updated Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures
The latest film in the sci-fi saga gets glowing reviews ahead of its European premiere in London.
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Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes18h Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes
Company says it will book advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of through Dublin headquarters Facebook has said it will start booking advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of re-routing it via Ireland, although the move is unlikely to result in it paying much more tax.
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Jim Mallinder: Northampton Saints sack director of rugby18h Updated Jim Mallinder: Northampton Saints sack director of rugby
Northampton Saints part company with director of rugby Jim Mallinder after more than 10 years with the Premiership club.
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Roy Moore faces verdict of voters in Alabama Senate election18h Updated Roy Moore faces verdict of voters in Alabama Senate election
President Trump's populist brand faces a test as he backs a Republican accused of child abuse.
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19h Morrissey denies backing Spacey, Weinstein
Singer Morrissey took to Facebook on Monday in an apparent attempt to set the record straight after he was criticized over reports that said he defended that actions of Hollywood men accused of sexual assault and harassment.
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Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas19h Updated Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas
Some passengers face disruption after 79 Dublin-based pilots and others around Europe plan walkouts.
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19h Updated These officers took down the New York pipe bomb suspect
Four police officers are being hailed as heroes for subduing the suspect in Monday's explosion at a New York City transit hub before the situation worsened.
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Bobby Clay - the 20-year-old GB runner living with osteoporosis19h Bobby Clay - the 20-year-old GB runner living with osteoporosis
BBC Sport meets Bobby Clay - a middle-distance runner with osteoporosis, who is warning others of the dangers of over-training and under-eating.
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Amaravati Buddhist art to finally be seen in full glory at British Museum19h Amaravati Buddhist art to finally be seen in full glory at British Museum
After a two-year declutter and revamp, the Sir Joseph Hotung gallery will allow visitors to view Asian antiquities up close For decades,
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Gas prices still too high despite government intervention, ACCC finds19h Gas prices still too high despite government intervention, ACCC finds
Competition watchdog says domestic supply has increased but market problems are putting small businesses in jeopardy The Turnbull government’s intervention in the gas market has increased supply to domestic users, but Australia’s competition watchdog says prices remain too high and the market is still not functioning effectively. In a second report to the government on the state of the gas market, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) painted a mixed picture in the wake of the
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Italy declares state of emergency after deadly gas explosion in Austria19h Updated Italy declares state of emergency after deadly gas explosion in Austria
One dead and 18 injured after blaze tears through Baumgarten gas hub, plunging Europe into an energy crisis Snow-hit southern Europe could face energy shortages after authorities warned that Austrian pipelines are likely to be out of action for days following an explosion and fire that ripped through a main gas hub near Vienna. Baumgarten, where the explosion occurred, is a key distribution and reception hub for gas exports and imports, including from Russia, Europe’s biggest gas supplier. In Italy, where rain, snow and extreme cold weather have disrupted traffic in the north-east over the last few days, the country’s industry minister declared a state of emergency due to a lack of gas supplies.
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Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology19h Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology
A project searching for life in the cosmos will scan the first interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.
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Woman dies from injuries sustained in Birstall home blast19h Woman dies from injuries sustained in Birstall home blast
Suspected gas explosion reduced house near Leicester to rubble and left two others injured, one of whom remains in hospital A woman who was in a critical condition in hospital after a house was destroyed in a suspected gas blast has died.
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Chaplin family plead to save London Cinema Museum19h Chaplin family plead to save London Cinema Museum
The family of Charlie Chaplin is asking for the museum associated with the famous film star to be saved.
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