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Civil Service boss Sir Mark Sedwill warns staff to stop briefing against Priti Patel14m Updated Civil Service boss Sir Mark Sedwill warns staff to stop briefing against Priti Patel
The Cabinet Secretary's comments follow days of extraordinary briefings about relations between Priti Patel and Sir Philip Rutnam, who is permanent secretary at the Home Office.
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15m Updated We will make Joshua v Fury happen - Warren
Tyson Fury's promoter Frank Warren says if fans want to see a unification fight with Anthony Joshua "we will make it happen".
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24m Updated Coronavirus: Worst-hit countries boost containment efforts
It comes as the number of cases globally surpasses 80,000 and amid fears of a possible pandemic.
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Conversations from Calais: the posters sharing migrant voices with the world24m Conversations from Calais: the posters sharing migrant voices with the world
A poster project aims to re-humanise those affected by the refugee crisis by sharing conversations between migrants and volunteers
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‘I gotta stay strong’: the Native American families with a legacy of violent deaths24m ‘I gotta stay strong’: the Native American families with a legacy of violent deaths
An untracked number of Indigenous people have more than one relative missing or murdered in unexplained circumstances When Pauline HighWolf’s son came to her home in Montana three months ago to tell her that her sister was dead, she was overwhelmed by a painful jolt of deja vu. HighWolf, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, had been helping her 64-year-old sister Laverna Wallowing to transition out of homelessness in California to a senior living apartment in southern Montana. Wallowing had died of a head injury, but HighWolf still doesn’t know how or why.
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The contraceptive helping refugee women plan their families24m The contraceptive helping refugee women plan their families
Instead of becoming ‘factories for babies’, women who’ve fled South Sudan to Uganda are trying new options for managing their reproductive health Christine Lamwaka and her husband gathered their six children and fled. It was April 2017 and their town in South Sudan had just been attacked. They walked for two days from Eastern Equatoria before crossing the border into Uganda. “It was hard to flee with the young children. We struggled to run. I thought we couldn’t make it alive,” says Lamwaka, who was 22 at the time of the attack.
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Coronavirus live updates: fourth Diamond Princess passenger dies as Japan closes some schools27m Updated Coronavirus live updates: fourth Diamond Princess passenger dies as Japan closes some schools
Concerns mount that the spread of Covid-19 cannot be stopped as stock markets fall amid investor fears. Follow latest news
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Gui Minhai, detained Hong Kong bookseller, jailed for 10 years in China36m Updated Gui Minhai, detained Hong Kong bookseller, jailed for 10 years in China
Swedish citizen who disappeared in 2015 is sentenced in Ningbo for ‘providing intelligence’ overseas A Chinese court has sentenced Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison for “providing intelligence” overseas, in a case that has highlighted China’s far-reaching crackdown on critics. A court in Ningbo, an eastern port city, said on Tuesday that Gui had been found guilty and would be stripped of political rights for five years in addition to his prison term. The brief statement said Gui had pled guilty and would not be appealing against his case.
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Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital after rape verdict57m Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital after rape verdict
Harvey Weinstein has been taken to hospital after being convicted of sexual assault and rape.
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59m News Daily: Life expectancy, Weinstein convicted and floods warning
Your morning briefing for Tuesday 25 February 2020.
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1h 4m Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai sentenced to ten years in Chinese jail
A Chinese court has sentenced Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison for "providing intelligence" overseas, in a case that is likely to reignite international criticism of Beijing's treatment of its critics.
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1h 5m Gui Minhai: Chinese court sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years jail
Hong Kong based Gui Minhai published books on the personal lives of Chinese Communist Party leaders.
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China Sentences Hong Kong Bookseller to 10 Years in Prison1h 23m Updated China Sentences Hong Kong Bookseller to 10 Years in Prison
Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish citizen, ran a publishing house that appeared to anger the Communist Party
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Met upholds complaint of woman ‘deceived’ by undercover officer1h 24m Met upholds complaint of woman ‘deceived’ by undercover officer
Police inquiry finds credible evidence of Andy Coles deceiving 19-year-old activist into sexual relationship An internal police investigation has uncovered credible evidence that an undercover officer deceived a 19-year-old woman into a long-term sexual relationship. Andy Coles has denied that he had an intimate relationship with the woman while he infiltrated political groups in the 90s, dismissing her claims as “lurid”.
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Against the grain: why millet is making a comeback in rural India1h 24m Against the grain: why millet is making a comeback in rural India
Nagaland farmers are bringing back the ancient crop – said to have near-miraculous powers – as a less water-intensive alternative to rice
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1h 31m Updated Trump optimistic as virus concern grips Washington
Growing fears that the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic and reach the United States are challenging President Donald Trump's sunny assurances that everything is under control.
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Coalition supports Labor motion calling for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of OAM – politics live1h 57m Updated Coalition supports Labor motion calling for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of OAM – politics live
The treasurer lowers expectations for the budget as the major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra
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The Coronavirus Stalls Milan, Italy’s Economic Engine2h The Coronavirus Stalls Milan, Italy’s Economic Engine
Milan is not a closed city, but it is a drastically slowed one, after a spike of cases in the region, raising anxiety about a broader slowdown.
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Under Pressure From Trump, Extraditions from Mexico to U.S. Soar2h Updated Under Pressure From Trump, Extraditions from Mexico to U.S. Soar
The increased pace follows a threat by President Trump to designate drug traffickers as terrorists and amid two visits by his attorney general to Mexico to push for more cooperation.
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Coronavirus: South Korea to test 200,000 sect members as pandemic fears hit markets2h Coronavirus: South Korea to test 200,000 sect members as pandemic fears hit markets
Nation brings in ‘maximum measures’ to contain outbreak at secretive church
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Outbreak in Northern Italy Poses National Challenge2h Outbreak in Northern Italy Poses National Challenge
China appears to be getting the disease under control, but rapidly expanding outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy are raising fears of a broader epidemic. Milan, usually buzzing with activity, is eerily quiet.
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Australian defence watchdog updates Senate on unlawful killings allegations – politics live2h Updated Australian defence watchdog updates Senate on unlawful killings allegations – politics live
The treasurer lowers expectations for the budget as the major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra
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2h My boyfriend was a police spy
Scotland Yard says it’s credible an ex-police spy had a relationship with a teenage campaigner.
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Coronavirus fears grip Middle East as Iran denies cover-up2h Coronavirus fears grip Middle East as Iran denies cover-up
Shrine city of Qom believed to be virus hub, as concern grows for region’s refugee population Fears are growing across the Middle East that coronavirus has infiltrated a main pilgrimage route, which could lead the deadly pathogen to vulnerable refugee populations, causing perhaps unprecedented public health crises across the region. Concern is centred on the Iranian shrine city of Qom,
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Thai geologist shot dead in second mining-related killing in Bougainville2h Thai geologist shot dead in second mining-related killing in Bougainville
Channon Lumpoo, 27, was shot as he conducted exploration activities for a new gold mine in the region A Thai geologist working at a new gold mine in Bougainville has been shot dead in the second killing at a mining project in the autonomous region of
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2h White House submits $1.25 billion emergency request for virus
The White House has requested $1.25 billion in emergency funding to address the novel coronavirus, part of an effort to direct as much as $2.5 billion in total funds to bolster its response to the growing global crisis, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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2h Religious group at heart of virus cases in South Korea
The Shincheonji religious group is at the heart of a spike of novel coronavirus cases in South Korea. CNN's Paula Hancocks speaks with a former member who explains why the virus may have spread so easily within the group.
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‘My whole life is over’, says driver of Cairns minibus in which toddler died3h ‘My whole life is over’, says driver of Cairns minibus in which toddler died
The contents of a triple-zero call have been played to a court after two people appeared charged with the manslaughter of a three-year-old boy
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Timor-Leste prime minister offers resignation after political coalition collapses3h Timor-Leste prime minister offers resignation after political coalition collapses
Taur Matan Ruak offers to step down as southeast Asian nation faces new political instability The prime minister of Timor-Leste has sent a letter of resignation to the president, after the collapse of a coalition supporting him in parliament, plunging the tiny southeast Asian nation into new political uncertainty. “I have sent a [resignation] letter to the president,”
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3h Harvey Weinstein accusers welcome rape and sexual assault conviction
Lawyers for the ex-movie mogul, who is taken to hospital with reported chest pains, vow to appeal.
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3h Another University of Oklahoma professor uses the N-word
For the second time in as many weeks, a professor at the University of Oklahoma has been accused of using the N-word.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreak in Northern Italy Poses National Challenge3h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreak in Northern Italy Poses National Challenge
China appears to be getting the disease under control, but rapidly expanding outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy are raising fears of a broader epidemic. Milan, usually buzzing with activity, is eerily quiet.
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As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, W.H.O. Says World Is Not Ready3h Updated As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, W.H.O. Says World Is Not Ready
The announcement comes as infections surge in Iran, Italy and South Korea. But the number of cases in China has begun to decline — for now.
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Spreading Across Continents, a Lethal Virus Tests a Fraying Global Order3h Updated Spreading Across Continents, a Lethal Virus Tests a Fraying Global Order
New outbreaks in Europe and the Middle East are accelerating amid concerns that the global response is fractured and uncoordinated.
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Coronavirus live updates: stock markets tumble amid global investor alarm4h Updated Coronavirus live updates: stock markets tumble amid global investor alarm
Concerns mount that the spread of Covid-19 cannot be stopped as South Korean cases jump over 830, with 8 deaths. Follow latest news
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4h Updated Two cheetah cubs were born for the first time by IVF. The breakthrough offers hope for the threatened species
A pair of cheetah cubs have been born from in vitro fertilization to a surrogate cheetah mother for the first time, and experts are hailing it a "huge scientific breakthrough."
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Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry4h Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry
Peacocks, porcupines and pangolins among species bred on 20,000 farms closed in wake of virus Nearly 20,000 wildlife farmsraising species including peacocks, civet cats, porcupines, ostriches, wild geese and boar have been shut down across China in the wake of the coronavirus, in a move that has exposed the hitherto unknown size of the industry. Until a few weeks ago wildlife farming was still being promoted by government agencies as an easy way for rural Chinese people to get rich.
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4h Brexit: EU set to agree UK trade talks mandate
Ministers from the EU will meet in Brussels later to finalise their red lines for talks with the UK.
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4h Cases surge in South Korea, Iran and Italy | WHO team arrives in Italy | In US, Trump administration expect $2.5 billion in anti-virus spending
Italy warns people not to panic-buy as coronavirus cases rise in north Is it safe for travelers to visit Italy?
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‘Recipe for a Massive Viral Outbreak’: Iran Emerges as a Worldwide Threat5h Updated ‘Recipe for a Massive Viral Outbreak’: Iran Emerges as a Worldwide Threat
Long a regional crossroads, Iran is spreading the new coronavirus to a host of neighboring countries. Many are ill-equipped to cope.
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5h Updated A nine-day heat wave just scorched Antarctica
A nine-day heat wave scorched Antarctica's northern tip earlier this month. New NASA images reveal that nearly a quarter of an Antarctic island's snow cover melted in that time -- an increasingly common symptom of the climate crisis.
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Trump Administration Considers Punishing Chinese News Organizations5h Updated Trump Administration Considers Punishing Chinese News Organizations
U.S. officials said they were looking at ways to retaliate for China’s expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters, including evicting Chinese journalists who file intelligence reports.
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5h Updated Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.
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Photos of Modi’s Big Party for Trump in India5h Updated Photos of Modi’s Big Party for Trump in India
“Namaste Trump,” the prime minister’s unabashed homage to the U.S. president, took over a 110,000-seat cricket stadium.
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Vigilantes attack home Karen Matthews shares with her convicted paedophile fiancée5h Vigilantes attack home Karen Matthews shares with her convicted paedophile fiancée
Vigilantes have attacked the home Britain's 'worst mother' Karen Matthews shares with her convicted paedophile fiancée Paul Saunders in the South East of England.
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Dutton talks of ‘leftwing lunatics’ after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live5h Updated Dutton talks of ‘leftwing lunatics’ after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live
Home affairs minister vows crackdown on both sides as Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour and major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra
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5h Updated Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case
The ex-movie mogul is reported to have had chest pains after hearing the verdict against him in New York.
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British farmers urge Government not to allow imports of acid-washed chicken5h British farmers urge Government not to allow imports of acid-washed chicken
Environment Secretary George Eustice has hinted that the UK would be open to discussions over imports of acid-washed meat, which could be pivotal to trade talks.
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Mission: Impossible 7 filming hit by coronavirus fears5h Mission: Impossible 7 filming hit by coronavirus fears
Filming on the latest Mission: Impossible movie has been suspended due to coronavirus fears in Italy.
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5h Updated Global markets getting hammered by outbreak
Fears about the novel coronavirus outbreak are still roiling global markets Tuesday.
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5h Environment Agency chief: Avoid building new homes on flood plains
The head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.
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Middle-class parents are up in arms after it emerges most grammar schools favour poorest pupils5h Middle-class parents are up in arms after it emerges most grammar schools favour poorest pupils
Schools are giving a higher priority to children from disadvantaged backgrounds who pass the 11-plus test in a bid to boost social mobility.
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This Tiny Creature Seemed Extinct. DNA Technology Helped Prove It Wasn’t.5h This Tiny Creature Seemed Extinct. DNA Technology Helped Prove It Wasn’t.
The rediscovery of a fly species in Wales hints at environmental DNA sampling’s potential to change endangered species protection.
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5h Updated Petition to airlines: Kids should sit with their parents
Basic economy is fine if you're a solo airline passenger willing to roll the dice on a middle seat. For families, the lowest airfare class can be problematic.
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Tory MPs warn they could sabotage the Budget if Chancellor Rishi Sunak raises fuel duty5h Tory MPs warn they could sabotage the Budget if Chancellor Rishi Sunak raises fuel duty
Fuel duty in Britain has been kept at 57.95p per litre for petrol and diesel since 2011. MPs and motoring groups have warned an attempt to hit drivers on March 11 would be a mistake.
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Diane Abbott quits the shadow cabinet6h Updated Diane Abbott quits the shadow cabinet
Mrs Abbott said that she would return to the Commons' backbenches irrespective of which candidate wins the race and was committed to stopping a post-Corbyn 'swerve to the right.'
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6h Where are all the UK’s new homes being built?
More and more new homes are needed to house a growing population - but where are they springing up?
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South-west Queensland towns brace for flooding as police declare emergency6h South-west Queensland towns brace for flooding as police declare emergency
St George and Dirranbandi prepare for floods as Balonne River expected to peak at 12.5 metres after downpours at the weekend An emergency situation has been declared in Queensland’s south-west town of St George because of expected major flooding. Queensland police issued the warning on Tuesday morning and said St George was bracing for flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday after weekend downpours.
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6h What happens when the internet vanishes?
During a troublesome protest or tricky election, some countries just cut the online cord.
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Dutton warns of ‘leftwing lunatics’ threat after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live6h Updated Dutton warns of ‘leftwing lunatics’ threat after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live
Home affairs minister vows crackdown on both sides as Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour and major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra
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6h Cardiff woman wins £400k in DWP race discrimination row
The Department for Work and Pensions created a "hostile environment" for one employee, a judge rules.
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7h Six things you need to know about Indo-US ties
Trump fumbles Indian cricket greats' names
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Thich Quang Do, Defiant Rights Champion in Vietnam, Dies at 917h Thich Quang Do, Defiant Rights Champion in Vietnam, Dies at 91
As the patriarch of a banned Buddhist church, he endured prison, house arrest and internal exile but refused to bend to the Communist authorities.
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As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Starting to Plunge7h Updated As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Starting to Plunge
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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Woman dies after being shot in Somerset village7h Woman dies after being shot in Somerset village
Police said further search located man, 67, with shotgun injuries in Winsford A woman has died after being shot at a property in a Somerset village. Police were called to Winsford, near Minehead, by a member of the public raising concerns over the welfare of a woman at 2.30pm on Saturday.
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Number of people asking for help to stop viewing child porn online DOUBLES to nearly 100,000 7h Number of people asking for help to stop viewing child porn online DOUBLES to nearly 100,000 
A staggering 94,342 people in the UK contacted Stop It Now! by phone or through its website in 2019, compared to 43,019 who used the service in 2018 - a 119 per cent increase.
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Farmers pile pressure on UK government over chlorinated chicken7h Farmers pile pressure on UK government over chlorinated chicken
Calls for food standards to be enshrined in law to avoid post-Brexit ‘betrayal’ of consumers Farmers have hit back at suggestions the
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Eamonn Holmes faces a £250k bill after losing his tax case7h Eamonn Holmes faces a £250k bill after losing his tax case
The host of ITV's This Morning claimed he was a freelancer, and received payments via his company. But HM Revenue and Customs has been cracking down on the practice.
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Salman Abedi mingled with Manchester Arena crowds as he scouted the area four days before killing 227h Salman Abedi mingled with Manchester Arena crowds as he scouted the area four days before killing 22
Salman Abedi, 22, had performed a solo reconnaissance trip on his first day back to Britain from Libya on May 18, 2017, just days before committing terror attack that killed 22 people.
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7h Emergency terror law clears parliamentary hurdles
The bill blocking automatic release of convicted terror offenders is approved by the House of Lords.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Italy deaths rise to seven as stocks braced for more falls – live updates8h Updated Coronavirus outbreak: Italy deaths rise to seven as stocks braced for more falls – live updates
Concerns mount that the spread of Covid-19 cannot be stopped as deaths outside Asia continue to rise. Follow latest news and developments
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8h Wilder blames elaborate ring-walk costume for Fury defeat
Deontay Wilder blames his elaborate ring-walk costume for his WBC heavyweight title defeat by Tyson Fury.
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For Hilary Mantel, There’s No Time Like the Past8h For Hilary Mantel, There’s No Time Like the Past
“Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” the first books in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, have sold millions. Now the two-time Booker Prize winner is finishing the job with “The Mirror and the Light.”
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Tiny Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil ever found8h Tiny Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil ever found
Proterocladus antiquus carpeted seafloor 1bn years ago and was size of rice grain Scientists have found in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest
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Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour – politics live8h Updated Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour – politics live
It’s party room meeting Tuesday, as the major parties grapple with climate policies; the Asio boss warns of rising foreign interference and anger over Bettina Arndt’s Australia Day honour. All the day’s events, live from Canberra
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Laurence Fox announces he is quitting Twitter following Question Time row8h Laurence Fox announces he is quitting Twitter following Question Time row
Actor Laurence Fox announced he is quitting Twitter today after condemning a 'cancel culture' that pushes people to their edge following his heated Question Time appearance.
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8h Under Trump, America is less prepared for an outbreak
The coronavirus that emerged from Wuhan, China, last year is causing alarm across the world, with fear that this could become the next pandemic. Late last month, the World Health Organization declared the virus, named COVID-19, a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" and urged an immediate international response.
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Businesses ‘Getting Killed’ on Russian Border as Coronavirus Fears Rise8h Updated Businesses ‘Getting Killed’ on Russian Border as Coronavirus Fears Rise
No one in a Russian city 600 yards from China has been infected as yet, but businesses are shriveling and China’s image as a benign force is being eclipsed by a more anxious vision.
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Floods fury as 400 tons of water a second swallows historic Shrewsbury8h Updated Floods fury as 400 tons of water a second swallows historic Shrewsbury
Dozens of the buildings in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, have been flooded, with hundreds of sandbags placed outside shops and businesses amid a 'danger to life' flood warning for the River Severn.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Epidemic Isn’t a Pandemic Yet, W.H.O. Says8h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Epidemic Isn’t a Pandemic Yet, W.H.O. Says
China appears to be getting the disease under control, but rapidly expanding outbreaks in Iran, South Korea, and Italy, following those in China and Japan, are raising fears of a broader epidemic.
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8h Updated Mane scores winner as Liverpool come from behind to beat West Ham
League leaders Liverpool are forced to come from behind to beat relegation-battling West Ham in a nervy encounter at Anfield.
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As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Beginning to Plunge8h Updated As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Beginning to Plunge
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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9h Why it took until now for markets to freak out about the virus
The emergence of hundreds of coronavirus cases in two major economies outside China has dashed hopes of a speedy recovery from an epidemic that has already wreaked havoc on global supply chains and hit company profits.
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9h United gives $90K in vouchers after downgrading passengers
United Airlines had to swap out Boeing 777 aircraft for a Saturday flight from Newark to Hawaii, resulting in a reduction of business class seats.
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9h Italy warns not to panic-buy as virus cases rise in north
Italy was racing Monday to contain the first major outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus in Europe, prompting fears that the international community losing the battle to prevent the virus from becoming a full-scale pandemic.
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Woman dies after being shot at a home in a small village in Exmoor9h Updated Woman dies after being shot at a home in a small village in Exmoor
Debbie Zurick was named locally as the victim and her husband John Zurick, 67, is in hospital with gunshot wounds following the shooting in Winsford, Somerset.
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Driver Slams Car Into German Carnival Crowd9h Updated Driver Slams Car Into German Carnival Crowd
The police said they were “looking at all possibilities” after about 30 people, including children, were injured when a station wagon sped into pedestrians at a parade.
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Coronavirus: WHO plays down pandemic fears after seventh person dies in Italy – as it happened9h Coronavirus: WHO plays down pandemic fears after seventh person dies in Italy – as it happened
Latest updates amid alarm over sudden rise in cases in Italy and Iran
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9h Harvey Weinstein guilty of sexual assaults
The ex-movie mogul is handcuffed and led from court as a judge orders him to jail immediately.
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Weatherwatch: geographically diverse Bulgaria has climate to match9h Weatherwatch: geographically diverse Bulgaria has climate to match
Eastern European country’s climate ranges from continental on the coast to more Mediterranean further south Climate-wise, as well as politically and geographically, Bulgaria is on the border between Russia to the north and east, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south and west. Like other eastern European countries, it is geographically diverse for its smallish size, with mountains rising to almost 3,000 metres above sea level, low-lying plains and a coastline running along the Black Sea.
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9h Updated Car drives into carnival crowd in German town Volkmarsen
Police say 30 people were injured after a car was driven into a crowd in the town of Volkmarsen.
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Police Move to Clear Canada Rail Blockade by Indigenous People10h Updated Police Move to Clear Canada Rail Blockade by Indigenous People
A protest of more than two weeks by a group of Indigenous people has blocked trains and created a political headache for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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From Bonn to Vienna, in Search of Beethoven, the Man10h Updated From Bonn to Vienna, in Search of Beethoven, the Man
It’s the composer’s 250th birthday, and a pilgrimage shines new light on his art and life.
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10h Updated Drug may help treat coronavirus symptoms, WHO says
Shares of American biotech firm Gilead Sciences rose 4% Monday after an official from the World Health Organization said that Gilead's drug remdesivir is showing signs that it may be able to help treat the deadly coronavirus.
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Asio boss warns of rising foreign interference and far-right extremism in Australia10h Asio boss warns of rising foreign interference and far-right extremism in Australia
Mike Burgess says ‘sleeper agents’ for foreign powers have lain dormant for years and threat from extremists is real and growing Foreign interference in Australia is higher than it has ever been, and “sleeper agents” for foreign powers have lain dormant for years in Australia before being uncovered, the head of Australia’s domestic spy agency has warned. In wide-ranging
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Two people charged over death of toddler inside minibus near Cairns10h Two people charged over death of toddler inside minibus near Cairns
A man and a woman have been charged with manslaughter after a three-year-old boy was found dead A driver and a child care worker will front court on Tuesday, charged with the manslaughter of a three-year-old Cairns boy who died alone after being left on a mini-bus. The boy was picked up from a Mount Sheridan property about 9am on Tuesday last week and should have been taken to a daycare centre.
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11h Updated Harvey Weinstein guilty over sexual assaults
The ex-movie mogul is handcuffed and led from court as a judge orders him to jail immediately.
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Coronavirus: WHO plays down pandemic fears after sixth person dies in Italy – live updates11h Updated Coronavirus: WHO plays down pandemic fears after sixth person dies in Italy – live updates
Latest updates amid alarm over sudden rise in cases in Italy and Iran
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11h Updated These are the possible sentences Weinstein faces
Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman.
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11h NASA discovers Marsquakes are real, among other surprises
It's not just Earth that's shaking these days.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Iran Emerges as a New Epicenter11h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Iran Emerges as a New Epicenter
Rapidly expanding outbreaks in South Korea, Iran and Italy, following those in China and Japan, are raising fears of a pandemic.
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Q&A: Chinese diplomat grilled over Uighurs and coronavirus response11h Q&A: Chinese diplomat grilled over Uighurs and coronavirus response
Wang Xining stuck to party lines even as ABC panel audience laughed at his claims that Uighurs are voluntarily in ‘training centres’ China’s number two diplomat in Australia, Wang Xining, has defended shocking footage showing people suspected of having coronavirus being forcibly pushed into vans as justified, and described the detention camps used to hold
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11h Updated Weed use rising sharply among seniors over 65, study says, and there are serious risks
The rate of marijuana use by older adults over age 65 is on the rise, a new study finds, with some potentially serious consequences.
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12h President Trump in India: Why his visit matters
A crowded cricket stadium and tricky pronunciations marked the first day of the US president's trip.
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Somali refugee schoolgirl Shukri Yahye-Abdi drowned in River Irwell12h Updated Somali refugee schoolgirl Shukri Yahye-Abdi drowned in River Irwell
Shukri Yahye-Abdi, 12, was pulled lifeless from the River Irwell near Bury on June 27 last year after her mother reported her missing.
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12h Updated China Is Censoring Coronavirus Stories. These Citizens Are Fighting Back.
Information about the coronavirus outbreak is not immune from Chinese censors. But more and more citizens are dodging censorship by creating a digital archive of deleted posts. They told us how.
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12h How the art world fell for a Catholic nun
One of the unlikeliest figures in contemporary art, nun Sister Corita Kent addressed racism and war through her work, challenging the Catholic church to keep pace with the liberal 1960s.
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Somali refugee schoolgirl Shukri Yahye-Abdi drowned in River Irwell could not swim inquest hears12h Updated Somali refugee schoolgirl Shukri Yahye-Abdi drowned in River Irwell could not swim inquest hears
Shukri Yahye-Abdi, 12, was pulled lifeless from the River Irwell near Bury on June 27 last year after her mother reported her missing.
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EU to demand right to punish UK if it fails to shadow Brussels rules12h EU to demand right to punish UK if it fails to shadow Brussels rules
Member states agree EU should have right to apply sanctions if divergence causes ‘disruptions’
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12h Updated Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi captured on CCTV days before attack
Salman Abedi's brother Hashem denies murder, attempted murder and conspiring to cause explosions.
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12h Why solar storms from space may blind and strand whales
Space weather has more implications than causing glitches in Earth's satellite-based communications -- it can also strand gray whales, according to a new study. Typically, space weather is created when solar storms occur on the sun and stream out toward Earth. The high-energy particles can disrupt our communications and Earth's magnetic field.
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‘America Loves India,’ Trump Declares at Rally With Modi13h Updated ‘America Loves India,’ Trump Declares at Rally With Modi
President Trump was feted with music, dancers and more than 100,000 cheering attendees — if not the 10 million he says he was promised.
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Now for the SNOW! Winter weather blows in after weeks of gales and floods13h Updated Now for the SNOW! Winter weather blows in after weeks of gales and floods
The North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will take the brunt of the severe weather this week, while further south towns will battle fresh flooding which poses a threat to life.
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Kobe Bryant widow sues helicopter owner as LA memorial takes place13h Kobe Bryant widow sues helicopter owner as LA memorial takes place
Kobe Bryant's widow has sued the owner of the helicopter which crashed in fog and killed her husband and their teenage daughter.
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13h Harvey Weinstein guilty: How the Hollywood giant faced his reckoning
The judge said this was not a referendum on #MeToo. But at times, the trial felt like one.
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Artist felt indeterminate jail term was like death sentence, inquest told13h Artist felt indeterminate jail term was like death sentence, inquest told
Charlotte Nokes died aged 38 in her cell at the Sodexo-run Peterborough prison in 2016 An artist who died in a private prison told members of her family the indeterminate term she was serving was “like a death sentence”, a jury has heard. Charlotte Nokes was suffering from physical and mental health problems when she died aged 38 in her cell in Peterborough prison, run by the outsourcing corporation Sodexo, on 23 July 2016, an inquest into her death was told.
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13h Updated Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures Nasa mathematician dies at 101
Ms Johnson, who helped launch the first American into orbit, was portrayed in the film Hidden Figures.
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13h Tourists stranded in Canary Islands by massive sandstorm
Travelers in the Canary Islands face continued disruption Monday morning following a massive sandstorm that blew in from the Sahara Desert over the weekend.
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13h #MeToo founder hopes Weinstein accusers found catharsis in trial
Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, tells The Brief's Bianca Nobilo that some of Harvey Weinstein's accusers have found it difficult to watch his trial. Burke set up the campaign in 2006, to raise awareness of sexual assault.
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Flying coach, red meat and trucks: why Donald Trump Jr thinks he’s not the elite13h Flying coach, red meat and trucks: why Donald Trump Jr thinks he’s not the elite
The president’s son posted a photo of him flying coach as proof that he knows ‘how real Americans live’ It is common knowledge that Donald Trump Jr, the son of the billionaire president, is just a regular guy. But now this truth is indubitable, because it turns out Don Jr flies coach. “I am not an elitist … I like fishing, hunting, red meat, trucks and guns.
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Two Romanian burglars who stole £300,000 in gems from a Fleet Street jewellers13h Updated Two Romanian burglars who stole £300,000 in gems from a Fleet Street jewellers
Florin-Cristin Neagu, 46, and Sorin Munteanu, 44, allegedly dug into the basement of George Attenborough & Son on London's Fleet Street before fleeing the country.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: W.H.O. Warns the World Is Unready for Global Spread13h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: W.H.O. Warns the World Is Unready for Global Spread
Rapidly expanding outbreaks in South Korea, Iran and Italy, following those in China and Japan, are raising fears of a pandemic on multiple continents.
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Children among the injured after car drives into German carnival13h Children among the injured after car drives into German carnival
Police refuse to rule out deliberate attack on parade in town of Volkmarsen Dozens of people have been injured, some of them children, after a local man appeared to deliberately drive a car into a carnival parade procession in the central German town of Volkmarsen, police have said. The driver was arrested but police could not immediately provide details about the man’s motives, although Bild newspaper cited a spokesman, Henning Hinn, as saying they were “working on the assumption that it was a deliberate act”.
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Coronavirus: sixth person dies in Italy amid confusion over death toll in Iran – live updates13h Updated Coronavirus: sixth person dies in Italy amid confusion over death toll in Iran – live updates
Latest Italian victim comes as Iranian health minister says 12 people have died and 66 been infected after report of 50 deaths
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13h Updated Man guilty of Gerald Corrigan crossbow murder on Anglesey
Terence Whall lay in wait for Gerald Corrigan and shot him as he tried to fix his satellite dish.
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Cabinet secretary says unattributable briefings damaging government in apparent swipe at Tories - live news13h Updated Cabinet secretary says unattributable briefings damaging government in apparent swipe at Tories - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen
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13h CNN legal analyst on difference between Weinstein charges
CNN legal analyst Paul Callan describes the differences between the five charges laid against former media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein was found guilty of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman.
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13h Updated Car plows into crowd in Germany, injuring several people
A car drove into a crowd of people at a carnival parade in the German town of Volkmarsen, police in Kassel said Monday.
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Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S.13h Updated Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S.
The WikiLeaks founder appeared in a London court to fight attempts by the American authorities to make him answer charges of espionage.
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France accuses Boris Johnson of trying to BLACKMAIL EU13h Updated France accuses Boris Johnson of trying to BLACKMAIL EU
The French minister for Europe, Amelie de Montchalin, said the PM could not force the bloc to accept an agreement 'at any cost'.
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Canada: police clear rail blockade by Indigenous anti-pipeline activists13h Canada: police clear rail blockade by Indigenous anti-pipeline activists
Several members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk nation arrested in growing political crisis for Justin Trudeau Police in Canada have removed Indigenous activists from a railway line in Ontario, where a two-week protest against a contentious natural gas pipeline has blocked train traffic and fueled a growing political crisis for prime minister Justin Trudeau. The Wet’suwet’en nation have lived on their territories in what is now British Columbia for thousands of years. They have never signed treaties or sold their land to Canada. 
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13h Updated Coronavirus: World should prepare for pandemic, says WHO
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.
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14h Updated Car drives into carnival crowd in German town
German police reportedly say up to 30 were injured after a driver drove into a crowd in Volkmarsen.
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Venezuela’s Socialists Embrace Business, Making Partner of a ‘Parasite’14h Venezuela’s Socialists Embrace Business, Making Partner of a ‘Parasite’
Decades of socialist-style control devastated the economy. Now, capitalism is back, helping keep the country afloat — and Nicolás Maduro in power. One deal was the cornerstone of that transformation.
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14h Ancient Roman shrine devoted to Romulus discovered
Visitors to Rome have long enjoyed visiting a host of ancient architectural sites, from the fascinating Coliseum to the grandeur of the Pantheon.
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14h Jury acquits Weinstein on more serious charge of predatory sexual assault
Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman.
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Legal Immigration Is Down 11%. Trump’s Wall Isn’t the Reason14h Legal Immigration Is Down 11%. Trump’s Wall Isn’t the Reason
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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14h NASCAR driver Ryan Newman says crash left him with a head injury
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman led in the final lap of last week's Daytona 500 when his car spun, went airborne and flipped several times. He was rushed to an area hospital.
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With 4 Deaths in Iran and More Cases on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise14h Updated With 4 Deaths in Iran and More Cases on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise
Health officials called the surge in reported infections “very worrisome,” as cases soared in South Korea. Europe and North America reported a big uptick in infections.
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Jury shown footage of Manchester Arena bomber visiting venue14h Jury shown footage of Manchester Arena bomber visiting venue
Salman Abedi captured on CCTV watching crowds days before suicide bombing in 2017 Footage of Salman Abedi scoping out Manchester Arena during a Take That concert, days before his suicide bomb murdered 22 people, has been shown to a jury. Abedi can be seen looking at the crowds gathering before the event and the long queues at the box office, yards from the spot where four days later he would return to detonate a rucksack bomb packed with shrapnel.
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14h Updated Religious Groups in China Step Into the Coronavirus Crisis
In temples, mosques and churches, China’s believers have been eager to fight the virus. Not all their efforts have been well received.
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14h The 1 thing that might slow down Bernie Sanders is a very, very long shot
The 48 hours since Bernie Sanders rolled to an across-the-board victory in the Nevada caucuses have been filled with skittish Democratic establishment types coming to this realization: Not only is stopping the Vermont democratic socialist going to be very difficult, the time may have already passed when it was even possible.
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Europe Confronts Coronavirus as Italy Battles an Eruption of Cases14h Updated Europe Confronts Coronavirus as Italy Battles an Eruption of Cases
The country announced more than 150 cases, many in the densely populated region around Milan, as officials closed schools and canceled Venice’s carnival celebrations.
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Harvey Weinstein found guilty at rape trial14h Harvey Weinstein found guilty at rape trial
Film mogul faces prison time, as verdict may encourage more women to come forward after abuse and change the way crimes are prosecuted Harvey Weinstein, the fallen titan of Hollywood whose sexual abuse of aspiring young female actors sparked the #MeToo movement, has finally been brought to justice after a New York jury found him guilty. The movie mogul’s epic fall from grace is now complete, toppled from the pinnacle of independent cinema where he helmed films such as Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love, amassing a total of
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Child described threatening to kill 12-year-old refugee who drowned, inquest told14h Child described threatening to kill 12-year-old refugee who drowned, inquest told
‘If you don’t get into the water I’m going to kill you,’ Shukri Abdi was allegedly told A child who was at a river with a 12-year-old Somali refugee shortly before she drowned said she told the girl: “If you don’t get into the water I’m going to kill you,” an inquest heard on Monday. The body of Shukri Abdi, who first came to the UK in January 2017, was found in the River Irwell in Bury, Lancashire, in June 2019. A group of children was with her at the river in the period before she died.
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14h Tesco to sell plasters in different skin tones
The supermarket chain says it wants to give a better reflection of ethnic diversity.
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14h FA guidelines: Children to no longer head footballs during training
The training guidelines are effective immediately but do not recommend a heading ban during matches.
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14h Updated Sandstorm Wreaks Havoc in Canary Islands
Red sands carried by winds from the Sahara have forced airports to close, leaving thousands stranded.
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WA churches with Liberal links win grants of almost $40,000 in four months14h WA churches with Liberal links win grants of almost $40,000 in four months
Churches win funding through program that allocates grants only to organisations formally invited by local federal MP A cluster of evangelical churches with strong links to West Australian Liberals have won almost $40,000 in grants in the past four months through a federal scheme.
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Coronavirus: seventh person dies in Italy amid confusion over death toll in Iran – live updates15h Updated Coronavirus: seventh person dies in Italy amid confusion over death toll in Iran – live updates
Latest Italian victim comes as Iranian health minister says 12 people have died and 66 been infected after report of 50 deaths
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Teachers and children happy about snow day as snow covers north of England Scotland Northern Ireland15h Teachers and children happy about snow day as snow covers north of England Scotland Northern Ireland
More than 300 schools were shut for safety reasons today with forecasters warning up to four inches could fall over parts of northern England, Scotland Northern Ireland this week.
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Coronavirus: cruise ship evacuees put on plane with infected15h Updated Coronavirus: cruise ship evacuees put on plane with infected
A scientist at the University of Reading said there was no foolproof way of protecting people on a bus from a virus which can circulate in the air and that drivers were at risk of catching the illness.
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Credit card company is developing technology that will recognise you from the way you WALK15h Updated Credit card company is developing technology that will recognise you from the way you WALK
Technology being developed by payment giant Mastercard would dentify customers by examining their physical characteristics and how they walk to automatically open the turnstiles.
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15h Gold at a seven-year high and bond yields flirt with record lows as fear grips Wall Street
Fear has returned to Wall Street. The spread of coronavirus cases in Italy and South Korea is shaking investors out of their recent complacency.
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Samira Ahmed and BBC reach settlement over her equal pay claim15h Updated Samira Ahmed and BBC reach settlement over her equal pay claim
BBC broadcaster Samira Ahmed, 51, (pictured in November) was paid £465 to present episodes of Newswatch, while her male colleague Jeremy Vine pocketed £3,000 for Points of View.
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15h Coronavirus: Your rights as a traveller
The coronavirus has already become a nightmare for travellers and the tourism industry alike.
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15h Updated Is it safe for travelers to visit Italy?
The novel coronavirus may have originated in Wuhan, China, but it's since spread to more than 30 countries across the world.
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Katherine Johnson, Nasa mathematician portrayed in Hidden Figures, dies at 10115h Katherine Johnson, Nasa mathematician portrayed in Hidden Figures, dies at 101
Johnson overcame racial and gender-based discrimination to become an integral part of Nasa’s work in space exploration Katherine Johnson, one of
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15h Updated Children banned from heading footballs during training
The training guidelines are effective immediately but do not recommend a heading ban during matches.
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Malaysia PM Mahathir resigns but is asked to stay as interim leader15h Malaysia PM Mahathir resigns but is asked to stay as interim leader
Moves prompt collapse of ruling alliance and confusion over country’s leadership Malaysia’s prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, resigned on Monday but was then asked to stay on as interim PM in a day of political drama and confusion. The king accepted Mahathir’s resignation before appointing him as interim prime minister that evening.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Raise Fears of Pandemic15h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Raise Fears of Pandemic
South Korea reported hundreds of new infections, and Iran said at least 12 people there had died. In Europe, Italy is working to contain a spike in cases.
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Peter Kay to return to the stage to DJ at six charity dance-a-thon events for Cancer Research UK15h Updated Peter Kay to return to the stage to DJ at six charity dance-a-thon events for Cancer Research UK
A post to Peter Kay's Twitter page this morning announced that the Dance For Life event - to raise month for Cancer Research UK - would return in London, Manchester and Liverpool.
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Vehicle tracking data and Amazon order history led police to crossbow killer15h Vehicle tracking data and Amazon order history led police to crossbow killer
Murder of Gerald Corrigan shocked Anglesey and initially mystified police - but killer’s motive remains unclear
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Salvini attacks Italy PM over coronavirus and links to rescue ship15h Salvini attacks Italy PM over coronavirus and links to rescue ship
Far-right leader calls on Giuseppe Conte to resign if he cannot defend borders
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Canadian mining giant withdraws plans for C$20bn tar sands project15h Canadian mining giant withdraws plans for C$20bn tar sands project
Teck Resources’ surprise decision drew outrage from politicians in oil-rich Alberta and cheers from environmental groups A Canadian mining giant has withdrawn plans for a massive C$20.6bn ($15.7bn) tar sands mine, days before the federal government was to decide on whether to approve the controversial project. Teck Resources’ surprise decision to withdraw from open pit Frontier Mine project landed as a bombshell on Sunday night, prompting outrage from politicians in oil-rich Alberta and cheers from environmental groups.
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Driver arrested in Germany after car hits carnival crowds15h Driver arrested in Germany after car hits carnival crowds
Children believed to be among 10 people injured at parade in town of Volkmarsen Ten people have been injured after a car ploughed into a carnival parade in the western German town of Volkmarsen, police said. Police said the driver had been arrested but declined to say whether the incident was an accident or a deliberate attack.
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16h Updated Armani held show in empty theater due to coronavirus
The lights dimmed. The music thumped. And the models walked the runway. But there was one thing missing from
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16h Updated Car drives into carnival crowd in Germany
A car drove into a crowd of people at a carnival parade in the German town of Volkmarsen, police in Kassel said Monday.
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16h Semi-staged portraits spotlight a forgotten side of France
Mark Neville began shooting semi-staged portraits in the French region of Brittany in a funk at Britain's divisive Brexit referendum. But he emerged somewhere unexpected: a vision of 'ecotopia'.
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16h Updated Coronavirus: Rapid spread raises fears of global pandemic
More infections are reported around the world as governments struggle to contain outbreaks.
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16h Lesotho Prime Minister in surprise court appearance as lawyers seek immunity
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane made a surprise appearance in a court in Maseru on Monday but will not be charged with murder and attempted murder until a constitutional question is settled, a magistrate ruled.
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India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star16h Updated India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star
Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have enticed Mr. Trump to fly 8,000 miles with the promise of a two-day spectacle. But serious issues remain.
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As India’s Economy Sags, Even the Trump Brand Is Struggling16h Updated As India’s Economy Sags, Even the Trump Brand Is Struggling
India has the largest number of Trump Towers outside North America, but sales are cool in an ailing market for luxury real estate.
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16h Jennifer Garner wants to ship Girl Scout cookies to you
Actress Jennifer Garner announced she will ship Girl Scout cookies to those without cookies available in their area.
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Amid the din, cleancut Assange struggles to hear case against him16h Amid the din, cleancut Assange struggles to hear case against him
From inside court 2, WikiLeaks’ co-founder thanks those ‘disgusted’ by extradition proceedings There was no room inside for the hundreds who had turned up to support Julian Assange, but the the sound of their chants in support of the WikiLeaks founder could be heard throughout the long-awaited extradition hearing at Woolwich crown court At an early stage, perhaps as much in hope as anything else, the presiding judge, Vanessa Baraitser, had sent court staff outside to speak Assange’s supporters, adding that the noise could interfere with her ability to hear the case properly.
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As Hay festival opens in the UAE, authors condemn free speech abuses16h As Hay festival opens in the UAE, authors condemn free speech abuses
Stephen Fry, Noam Chomsky and more than 40 NGOs say the country’s support for the event is at odds with its record on human rights As bestselling authors from Jung Chang to Bernardine Evaristo prepare to gather in Abu Dhabi for the first Hay festival in the United Arab Emirates, leading figures have spoken out against the country’s compromised free speech. Stephen Fry - the festival’s president – has joined more than 40 public figures and organisations castigating its government for “promoting a platform for freedom of expression, while keeping behind bars Emirati citizens and residents who shared their own views and opinions”. An open letter signed by Fry, Noam Chomsky, and a coalition of more than 40 NGOs including Amnesty and PEN International, is calling on the UAE to use the launch of the festival’s Abu Dhabi branch – which opens on Tuesday – to “demonstrate their respect for the right to freedom of expression by freeing all human rights defenders imprisoned for expressing themselves peacefully online”.
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Driver arrested in Germany after car hits crowd at carnival parade16h Driver arrested in Germany after car hits crowd at carnival parade
Children believed to be among 10 people injured in incident in town of Volkmarsen Ten people have been injured after a car ploughed into a carnival parade in the western German town of Volkmarsen, police said. Police said the driver had been arrested but they declined to say it was an accident or a deliberate attack.
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Sports therapist found guilty of Anglesey crossbow murder16h Sports therapist found guilty of Anglesey crossbow murder
Jury at Mold crown court finds Terence Whall, 39, guilty of murdering Gerald Corrigan, 74 A sports therapist has been found guilty of murdering a retired lecturer by shooting him with a crossbow at his remote island home. Terence Whall, 39, targeted Gerald Corrigan, 74, as his victim adjusted his satellite dish outside his house in Anglesey, north Wales, in the early hours of Good Friday – 19 April – last year.
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16h Updated Two more major economies at risk from coronavirus
Stock markets are falling around the world after the number of coronavirus cases surged in Italy and South Korea, putting two more major economies at risk from a virus that has already caused widespread disruption in China.
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16h Updated Prague renames square in front of Russian embassy after slain Putin critic Boris Nemtsov
When a group of politicians in Prague decided to honor the murdered Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov by naming a square after him, there was just one location they had in mind: The plaza in front of the Russian embassy.
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16h Updated Trump wants fewer people on his team -- but more loyalists
President Donald Trump has told aides he wants fewer people working for him in the White House and only loyalists installed in key administration positions, several people familiar with the matter say.
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Coronavirus: Iran denies cover-up as seven deaths reported in Italy16h Coronavirus: Iran denies cover-up as seven deaths reported in Italy
Tehran rejects claim death toll is more than four times higher than official figures suggest
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Several injured as car drives into carnival parade in Germany16h Several injured as car drives into carnival parade in Germany
Several people have been injured after a car drove into a carnival parade in Germany.
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Married NHS doctor is struck off after smacking the bottoms of two female medical students16h Married NHS doctor is struck off after smacking the bottoms of two female medical students
Dr Bassel Hayssam El-Osta was suspended three times in three years after allegations of sexual misconduct made by two students who shadowed him at the Royal Free Hospital emerged.
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Harvey Weinstein trial: deliberations to resume after jurors signal they are split17h Harvey Weinstein trial: deliberations to resume after jurors signal they are split
Jury sent a note on Friday asking if it was permissible to be hung on one or both counts of predatory sexual assault Jurors at
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Police pull body of boy, 13, from River Wear after search as officers rule out death as suspicious17h Police pull body of boy, 13, from River Wear after search as officers rule out death as suspicious
The body of a boy, believed to be aged 13, was found in the River Wear near Bishop Auckland this morning, Durham Police said.
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Austria looks at Italy border controls in bid to contain coronavirus17h Austria looks at Italy border controls in bid to contain coronavirus
EU executive announces €232m package to deal with ‘unfolding and complex situation’
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17h How Tyson Fury stunned Deontay Wilder
With a new coach by his side and extra power laced in his gloves, Tyson Fury delivered.
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17h Armani held Fashion Week show in empty theater due to coronavirus
The lights dimmed. The music thumped. And the models walked the runway. But there was one thing missing from
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On Russia-China Border, Life and Commerce Frozen by Coronavirus17h On Russia-China Border, Life and Commerce Frozen by Coronavirus
No one in a Russian city 600 yards from China has been infected as yet, but businesses are shriveling and China’s image as a benign force is being eclipsed by a more anxious vision.
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Coronavirus: Iran disputes death toll in city of Qom – live updates17h Updated Coronavirus: Iran disputes death toll in city of Qom – live updates
Health minister says 12 people have died and 66 been infected
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17h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Around the World Raise Fears of Pandemic
South Korea reported hundreds of new infections, and Iran said at least 12 people there had died. In Europe, Italy is working to contain a spike in cases.
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17h Updated Italy scrambles to find patient zero as infections soar
Italian authorities have announced sweeping closures in the country's north as they scramble to contain Europe's biggest outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
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UK to ban neo-Nazi Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist group17h UK to ban neo-Nazi Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist group
Home secretary announces plan to proscribe organisation whose members have been jailed for terrorism offences A neo-Nazi group is to become the second extreme rightwing outfit to be banned as a terrorist organisation in the UK, the home secretary has announced. Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD), members of which have been jailed for serious offences, is to be proscribed, making membership of the group illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison, Priti Patel said.
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Lesotho PM requests immunity from charge of murdering wife18h Lesotho PM requests immunity from charge of murdering wife
Lawyer argues that Thomas Thabane’s office gives him immunity from prosecution Lesotho’s prime minister has made a surprise appearance in court to hear lawyers argue that his office granted him immunity from prosecution for murdering his estranged wife shortly before he took power. Thomas Thabane was questioned by police about the shooting two days before his inauguration in 2017 and was
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Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Resigns18h Updated Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Resigns
The move appears to be an attempt to suddenly remake a government — possibly with Mr. Mahathir, 94, still at the helm.
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