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Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century17m Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century
One of southern Africa’s biggest tourist attractions has seen an unprecedented decline this dry season, fuelling climate change fears For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa’s Zambezi river cascades down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views. But the worst drought in a century has slowed the waterfalls to a trickle, fuelling fears that climate change could kill one of the region’s biggest tourist attractions.
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Trump says people flush the toilet 10 times and seeks solution19m Trump says people flush the toilet 10 times and seeks solution
The president announced he had issued an order to review water-saving regulations for bathroom facilities Americans are in the midst of a toilet-flushing epidemic, according to the president. Speaking to the press on Friday, with the hammer of impeachment poised to fall and countless domestic and international crises to consider, Donald Trump took on a pressing enemy: poor water pressure caused by conservation laws.
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Trump Says He Will Delay Terrorist Designation for Mexican Cartels41m Updated Trump Says He Will Delay Terrorist Designation for Mexican Cartels
The president said Friday night on Twitter that he was temporarily putting off the designation at the request of the president of Mexico.
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Joseph McCann guilty of 11 sex attacks in two-week rampage48m Updated Joseph McCann guilty of 11 sex attacks in two-week rampage
Joseph McCann, 34, went on a rampage of rape, sexual assault and kidnap in London and the North West, targeting 11 women and children aged 11 to 71 over a two-week period in April and May..
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1h 14m Week in Pictures: 29 November - 6 December 2019
A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.
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1h 15m Updated A Saudi national is the suspected gunman in deadly shooting at Florida navy base
A gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring several others, according to authorities.
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1h 35m General election 2019: Who is paying for the election?
Some of the big donors pouring pounds into the political parties are an intriguing bunch.
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1h 42m Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens
With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.
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1h 56m Labour pledges to electrify UK bus fleet
It wants to electrify UK buses by 2030, but the Tories say Labour would "scrap vital new roads".
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2h Best places to visit in Europe in winter
Peak travel season in Europe is summer. But if you have a high tolerance for colder weather and a low tolerance for crowds, winter in Europe could be your bliss. Plus if you love a bargain, prices tend to go lower this time of year.
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French Strike Aims to Save an Envied, but Convoluted, Approach to Pensions2h French Strike Aims to Save an Envied, but Convoluted, Approach to Pensions
In France, train drivers can retire at 52, public utility workers at 57 and ballet dancers at 42. President Macron calls the tangle outdated and unsustainable. A million French protesters disagree.
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Russia involved in leak of papers saying NHS is for sale, says Reddit2h Russia involved in leak of papers saying NHS is for sale, says Reddit
Leak was seized on by Corbyn as proof Tories want NHS to be part of trade talks with US An anonymous online poster who disseminated documents later brandished by Jeremy Corbyn as evidence the Conservatives would put the NHS “on the table” in US trade talks was part of a campaign directed by Moscow, the site hosting the papers has said. On Friday evening, Reddit confirmed it has banned 61 accounts; including that of a user called Gregoriator, who it believes was part of a Russian information operation known as Secondary Infektion.
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Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer, jury finds2h Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer, jury finds
Vernon Unsworth’s legal team had sought at least $190m in damages after Tesla CEO called him ‘pedo guy’ Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth by calling him a “pedo guy” on Twitter, a Los Angeles jury found Friday. Musk shook hands with his lawyer at the close of the four day trial in Los Angeles. He did not address Unsworth, whose team had
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The beginning of the beginning2h The beginning of the beginning
This week on Divided States, it's the end of the impeachment investigations, and the start of what might be the endgame for House Democrats.
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2h General election 2019: Corbyn and Johnson TV debate fact-checked
The Labour and Conservative leaders go head-to-head on national television.
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2h Trump impeachment: White House signals it will not attend hearings
The administration describes the process as a "charade" in a letter to the House judiciary committee.
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2h Japanese island could become an unsinkable US aircraft carrier
Three square miles of volcanic rock on the edge of the East China Sea may one day be used as an unsinkable aircraft carrier for the United States Navy in the event of war in Asia.
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2h Johnson-Corbyn debate: Five key things from across the lecterns
This debate was touted as a last chance for the leaders to win over voters. So, what will be remembered?
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Elon Musk found not guilty of defaming British cave explorer2h Updated Elon Musk found not guilty of defaming British cave explorer
Los Angeles jury rules Musk did not defame Vernon Unsworth by calling him a ‘pedo guy’ on Twitter Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth by calling him a “pedo guy” on Twitter, a Los Angeles jury found Friday. Musk shook hands with his lawyer after hearing the verdict in the Los Angeles courtroom. He did not address Unsworth, whose team had
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London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan is buried in Pakistan2h London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan is buried in Pakistan
Usman Khan's body was released by the City of London coroner and flown to Islamabad, Pakistan, by his family. They have since carried out the Islamic funeral in the Kashmiri village of Kajlani.
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3h Updated M25 closed as crane overturns on both carriageways
The collapse causes huge tailbacks, with more than 10 miles of traffic on the clockwise carriageway.
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3h Updated General election 2019: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash over Brexit in BBC debate
The Tory and Labour leaders faced off in the final head-to-head debate ahead of next week's election.
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Teenager Pleads Guilty to Throwing Boy Off Balcony at Tate Modern in London3h Updated Teenager Pleads Guilty to Throwing Boy Off Balcony at Tate Modern in London
Jonty Bravery, who faced one count of attempted murder, intended to kill the boy so he could be on the news, the authorities said.
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Now Drawing Viewers: The Election Interview Boris Johnson Won’t Do3h Updated Now Drawing Viewers: The Election Interview Boris Johnson Won’t Do
Britain’s prime minister has yet to set a date with Andrew Neil, the BBC’s feared political interrogator. But Mr. Neil’s challenge to him is spreading widely on social media.
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3h Corbyn and Johnson clash over NHS
The Labour leader accused his Conservative counterpart of trying to sell off the NHS.
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3h Man Utd still bigger than Man City - Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes Manchester United are a bigger club than Manchester City before the sides meet in the derby.
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3h Jeremy Corbyn v Boris Johnson: BBC election debate round-up
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head in a live debate on the BBC.
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4h Updated ‘Black Friday’ Headline Is Condemned by Stars of Italian Soccer
A headline alongside photos of two black players in the Corriere dello Sport brought new condemnations of racism in Italy. The newspaper said it had suffered a “lynching.”
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Nairobi’s Gold-Loving Governor Is Arrested on Corruption Charges4h Updated Nairobi’s Gold-Loving Governor Is Arrested on Corruption Charges
Gov. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, who has drawn scrutiny for his lavish lifestyle, was accused of money laundering, unlawful acquisition of public property and other economic crimes.
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BBC debate: Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit, NHS and racist language – live news4h Updated BBC debate: Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit, NHS and racist language – live news
Conservative leader faced off against Labour leader in last televised debate before the election
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Trump says he spoke to Saudi king after naval air station shooting – live4h Updated Trump says he spoke to Saudi king after naval air station shooting – live
King said the gunman, a Saudi student, does not represent ‘the feelings of the Saudi people’, according to president’s tweet
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4h Updated Pensacola shooting: Saudi student kills three at US naval base
The gunman was also shot dead in the attack in Pensacola, the second at a US naval site in a week.
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Over a dozen killed in Baghdad when gunmen open fire on protesters4h Over a dozen killed in Baghdad when gunmen open fire on protesters
Attack follows mass stabbings in Tahrir Square, a focus of the anti-government movement At least 14 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded when gunmen in cars opened fire on a protest camp in Baghdad, sending people running for cover in nearby mosques. Three of the victims were police officers. The attacks on Friday came a day after
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BBC prime ministerial debate: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn go head to head – live news4h Updated BBC prime ministerial debate: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn go head to head – live news
Conservative leader faces off against Labour leader in last televised debate before the election
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5h Updated COP25: Thousands gather for change climate protests in Madrid
Organisers say 500,000 people have assembled in the city as the UN hosts key climate negotiations.
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5h Updated Two dead, several injured in shooting at naval air base
A gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring several others, according to authorities.
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5h Russian billionaire killed by vehicle while walking his dog in England
A Russian billionaire was killed in a road collision while walking his dog in England last week, it has been confirmed.
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Cold Stopped a Woman’s Heart for 6 Hours, Then Helped Save Her Life5h Updated Cold Stopped a Woman’s Heart for 6 Hours, Then Helped Save Her Life
Audrey Mash got caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees. Doctors say she experienced the longest period of cardiac arrest that a patient has survived in Spain.
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Overturned crane closes both directions of the M25 in Essex5h Overturned crane closes both directions of the M25 in Essex
London orbital motorway is likely to be affected for a considerable time, say police The M25 has been shut after a serious collision involving a crane that overturned and crashed over both sides of the carriageway. The incident happened at junction 27 with the M11 in Essex on Friday evening. It has caused huge tailbacks in both directions including more than 10 miles on the clockwise carriageway of the motorway around London.
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BBC prime ministerial debate: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn prepare to go head-to-head – live news5h BBC prime ministerial debate: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn prepare to go head-to-head – live news
Conservative leader to face off with Labour leader in last televised debate before the election
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How Aramco’s Huge I.P.O. Fell Short of Saudi Prince’s Wish5h Updated How Aramco’s Huge I.P.O. Fell Short of Saudi Prince’s Wish
As investors balked, some bankers and Saudi officials still hoped to achieve the crown prince’s target price of $2 trillion. They wound up settling for less.
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Greta Thunberg marches through Madrid ahead of climate conference5h Greta Thunberg marches through Madrid ahead of climate conference
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has said her calls for action on the environment have been "ignored" by leaders, as she arrived in Madrid on Friday.
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5h Newly released illustrations depict post-9/11 torture techniques
Newly released illustrations drawn this year by Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah depict in graphic detail how he was tortured in 2002 at a Central Intelligence Agency detention "black site," according to his civilian lawyer.
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General election: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn prepare for BBC debate – live news5h Updated General election: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn prepare for BBC debate – live news
Conservative leader to go head-to-head with Labour leader in last televised debate before the election
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6h Raheem Sterling: Man City will keep chipping away at Liverpool
Raheem Sterling says Manchester City will continue to chip away at Liverpool despite the Reds holding an 11-point lead over the defending Premier League champions.
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6h Updated Watford: Nigel Pearson succeeds Quique Sanchez Flores as manager
Watford appoint former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson as manager until the end of the season.
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7h Updated General election 2019: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn in TV debate
The hour-long BBC election debate comes less than a week before voters go to the polls.
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‘Please, bring him back’: family fear Australian democracy activist will die in Vietnamese jail7h ‘Please, bring him back’: family fear Australian democracy activist will die in Vietnamese jail
Chau Van Kham, 70, was convicted of ‘terrorism’ and jailed for 12 years. Now the Morrison government is being urged to put human rights above politics The family of a
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Building Collapse in Nairobi Leaves at Least Four Dead, 29 Injured7h Building Collapse in Nairobi Leaves at Least Four Dead, 29 Injured
The collapse in Kenya’s capital, after exceptionally heavy rains, happened months after a school building collapse in the city killed seven students.
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Drill rapper among three London stabbing deaths in 12 hours7h Drill rapper among three London stabbing deaths in 12 hours
Attacks were unrelated with one involving a suspected robbery near Harrods in Knightsbridge A member of the south London drill group Harlem Spartans was murdered on Friday, becoming the third young man to be stabbed to death in the capital in a little over 12 hours. Crosslom Davis, 20, also known by his rap name Bis, was the second Harlem Spartans member to be stabbed to death. He used to perform alongside Latwaan Griffiths, who was himself murdered in August 2018 at the age of 18.
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7h Updated Dillian Whyte: British heavyweight has doping charge dropped
British heavyweight Dillian Whyte has a charge for a doping violation dropped as levels in his sample were "very low".
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Prince Andrew liked a two-woman massage, says ex-girlfriend7h Prince Andrew liked a two-woman massage, says ex-girlfriend
Fresh details of Prince Andrew's sleazy behaviour have emerged after a society journalist spoke to his former friends and ex girlfriends who revealed how models would sit on his lap during parties.
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Support network and disguises helped Joseph McCann evade police for so long7h Support network and disguises helped Joseph McCann evade police for so long
The serial rapist convicted of a string of horrific crimes sparked one of Britain’s biggest ever manhunts On 21 April, at half past three in the morning, Joseph McCann abducted a young woman outside a nightclub. He was not caught until more than two weeks, and 36 offences, later. By then he was the most wanted man in the country. The search for McCann, who was convicted for a series of horrific crimes against women and children on Friday, ended with a manhunt involving hundreds of officers and the wanted man finally discovered hiding in a tree. For the 15 days between, as police gradually made connections between the attacks, they believe that McCann relied on a network of associates who were willing to hide him from officers across the country.
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Visiting Auschwitz, Merkel Warns Against Danger to Liberal Democracy7h Visiting Auschwitz, Merkel Warns Against Danger to Liberal Democracy
Stressing that it was “a German death camp, run by Germans,” Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of the threat posed by revisionist history and rising hatred.
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Teenager pleads guilty to throwing child off Tate Modern balcony7h Teenager pleads guilty to throwing child off Tate Modern balcony
Jonty Bravery, 18, admits attempted murder of French boy, 6, at London gallery An autistic teenager has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after throwing a six-year-old boy from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery. Jonty Bravery, who turned 18 in October, told police he carried out the attack because he wanted to be on the news.
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7h Uber reveals 6,000 sexual assault cases
Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.
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Turkey says it did not make any concessions at Nato summit7h Turkey says it did not make any concessions at Nato summit
Ankara will also continue to purchase Russian air defence system, says foreign minister Turkey made no concessions at this week’s Nato summit and will continue to purchase the Russian S-400 air defence system, the Turkish foreign minister has said. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu added that the purchase of the Russian system – condemned by France and the US Congress as incompatible with Nato membership – was “perfectly understood” by Donald Trump.
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8h Chelsea accuse Fifa of double standards over transfer ban
Chelsea say Fifa treated them more harshly than Premier League rivals Manchester City after their transfer ban is reduced on appeal.
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8h Updated Teen admits attempted murder after throwing boy, 6, from museum platform
A teenager who threw a young French boy from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery has pleaded guilty to attempted murder, the PA Media news agency reported.
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France Is Hit by Second Day of Pension Strikes as Unions Dig In8h Updated France Is Hit by Second Day of Pension Strikes as Unions Dig In
Transportation was severely disrupted in Paris and other cities, a day after huge protests over government plans to overhaul pensions. Unions are planning more protests next week.
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Too little has been done since the Grenfell Tower fire | Letters8h Too little has been done since the Grenfell Tower fire | Letters
Readers respond to an article stating that a lack of action means thousands of people in the UK still live in towers with combustible claddingMy heart goes out to Sandra Ruiz and I welcome her support, and that of others, who are trying to get the government to recognise a huge national problem (
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Three dead in 24 hours as man in another night of bloody violence across London8h Updated Three dead in 24 hours as man in another night of bloody violence across London
The first fatal attack unfolded in Hackney at 2.30pm yesterday, before stabbings in Knightsbridge at 1am this morning and then a third incident in Greenwich around 3am.
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8h Updated Pensacola shooting: Three killed in US naval base classroom shooting
The shooting in a "classroom building" at a Florida base is the second at a US naval site in a week.
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Threats and Abuse on Campaign Trail: A Grim Reality for U.K. Female Candidates8h Threats and Abuse on Campaign Trail: A Grim Reality for U.K. Female Candidates
This is politics in a climate of fear and intimidation: Inconspicuous offices with no campaign posters and multiple security cameras. No canvassing after dark. Death threats.
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8h Updated After Horrific Rape in India, Police Kill 4 Suspects
The police said the men linked to the Hyderabad case had gone for officers’ guns. Rights activists questioned the police’s account, while many Indians celebrated.
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Thirty Britons believed to be among Isis fighters held in Syria8h Thirty Britons believed to be among Isis fighters held in Syria
Britons among 2,000 foreign fighters being held by Kurdish forces according to Whitehall analysis Thirty British men are among an estimated 2,000 foreign Isis fighters being held by Kurdish forces in jails in north-east Syria, according to the latest Whitehall analysis of the threat posed by the terror group following the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The foreign fighters are considered the most dangerous group of all Isis fighters held in jails - totalling around 20,000, when Iraqis and Syrians are included - and politicians are effectively being warned not to be complacent just because the terror group has lost its leader and territory this year.
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8h Boy, 5, invites entire class to watch his adoption
"Family doesn't have to be DNA, because family is support and love," his teacher tells the class.
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Her Heart Stopped for 6 Hours. Now She’s Ready to Go Back to Work.8h Updated Her Heart Stopped for 6 Hours. Now She’s Ready to Go Back to Work.
Audrey Mash got caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees. Doctors say she experienced the longest period of cardiac arrest that a patient has survived in Spain.
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8h Updated Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz II preview: Fight predictions and all you need to know
Everything you need to know about Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz II: Predictions, talking points and what might happen next.
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8h Updated General election 2019: Major urges support for ex-Tory Brexit rebels
The former PM encourages voters to back three independent candidates running against his own party.
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Hugh Grant confronted by protesters over Labour anti-Semitism8h Hugh Grant confronted by protesters over Labour anti-Semitism
Hugh Grant was repeatedly challenged in Chingford & Woodford Green over how he could support Jeremy Corbyn's party when it faces condemnation from the Jewish community.
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London fire chief Dany Cotton will quit this month9h Updated London fire chief Dany Cotton will quit this month
Mayor Sadiq Khan was forced to step in following the wake of criticism over the Ms Cotton's (pictured) response to the inferno and a damning report into their failings.
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9h Updated Tate Modern balcony push: Teen admits attempted murder
Jonty Bravery admits attempted murder after pushing the six-year-old from a 10th floor platform.
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9h Former Leicester boss Pearson set for Watford job
Watford expected to name former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson as successor to Quique Sanchez Flores.
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9h Updated Joseph McCann guilty of sex attacks on 11 women and children
Joseph McCann raped, kidnapped and assaulted victims aged between 11 and 71 over a two-week period.
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Croatia in row with Bosnia over expulsion of Nigerian students9h Croatia in row with Bosnia over expulsion of Nigerian students
Croatian police allegedly mistook the table tennis players for undocumented immigrants A row has broken out between Croatia and Bosnia over
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First named storm of the season Storm Atiyah hits Britain on Sunday9h Updated First named storm of the season Storm Atiyah hits Britain on Sunday
Strong winds will hit the country as a deep area of low pressure crosses the UK from the west on Sunday and Monday, bringing gusts of up to 80mph around Irish coasts and 70mph to England.
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Teenager admits snatching boy, six, and throwing him off Tate Modern balcony9h Teenager admits snatching boy, six, and throwing him off Tate Modern balcony
Jonty Bravery, 18, from Ealing, west London, appeared at the Old Bailey by video link today to admit a charge of attempted murder.
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Nepal’s Animal-Sacrifice Festival Slays On. But Activists Are Having an Effect.9h Updated Nepal’s Animal-Sacrifice Festival Slays On. But Activists Are Having an Effect.
With officials cracking down, the number of animals slaughtered during the Gadhimai festival has dropped sharply over the years.
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Hitachi signs £350m deal to supply Avanti West Coast trains9h Hitachi signs £350m deal to supply Avanti West Coast trains
British-built InterCity trains will supplement older models operated by First Trenitalia British-built trains will supplement the refurbished Pendolinos on the new Avanti West Coast service, after the rail operator First Trenitalia announced a £350m contract with Hitachi Rail. The manufacturer will supply and maintain 10 electric and 13 bi-mode InterCity trains from its
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9h Polar bears crowd Russian village for food
Dozens of polar bears have crowded a village in Russia's far east in search for food, forcing public events to be canceled and humans to shelter inside.
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Elaine Glover obituary10h Elaine Glover obituary
My wife, Elaine Glover, who has died from cancer aged 75, was a feminist, activist, writer, archivist and peripatetic clarinet teacher. She also co-edited the literary magazine Stand, with a mission to fight injustice through the arts. In the late 1960s Elaine taught English and liberal studies at Bolton Institute (now Bolton University) to motor mechanics and textile technicians. She worked with the poet
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10h Woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest
A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia
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Sri Lankan official fined over throat-slitting gestures in London10h Sri Lankan official fined over throat-slitting gestures in London
Brigadier Priyanka Fernando convicted of public order offences in private prosecution A senior member of the Sri Lankan military has been convicted of public order offences in London and fined thousands of pounds after a court ruled he is not protected by diplomatic immunity.
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London Fire Commissioner Steps Down After Grenfell Criticism10h Updated London Fire Commissioner Steps Down After Grenfell Criticism
Families of victims who died in the Grenfell Tower fire had called for Dany Cotton’s resignation. She was accused of “remarkable insensitivity” by the chairman of a government inquiry into the fire.
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Greece expels Libyan ambassador in row over maritime boundaries10h Greece expels Libyan ambassador in row over maritime boundaries
Growing dispute was triggered by Turkey-Libya deal claiming an exclusive economic zone Greece has ordered the expulsion of the Libyan ambassador in an escalation of a dispute over a controversial deal signed between Libya’s UN-supported government and Turkey on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean. The Greek foreign minister, Nikos Dendias, said the ambassador, Mohamed Younis AB Menfi, had been summoned to the ministry in the morning to be informed of the decision, and was given 72 hours to leave the country. Turkey’s foreign minister condemned the move as outrageous.
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Teenager who threw child from Tate Modern balcony admits attempted murder10h Teenager who threw child from Tate Modern balcony admits attempted murder
Jonty Bravery, 18, threw six-year-old French boy from viewing platform at London gallery A teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery has pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Jonty Bravery, 18, entered his plea during a short hearing at the Old Bailey in London on Friday.
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10h Updated Teenager admits throwing boy from Tate Modern
Jonty Bravery, 18, admits attempted murder after throwing boy from 10th floor of Tate Modern in London
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10h Police celebrated over shooting dead four suspects
Police say the four men were killed in a "cross-fire" when they were taken back to the scene of the crime to gather further evidence.
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10h Auschwitz visit: Angela Merkel says past Nazi crimes part of German identity
The chancellor expresses Germany's "deep shame" on her first trip to the Auschwitz death camp.
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10h Updated Australia Burns Again, and Now Its Biggest City Is Choking
In Sydney, fresh air and ocean breezes have long been treated as a daily birthright. Not anymore.
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10h Updated Macclesfield game with Crewe called off after players refuse to play
Macclesfield's League Two game against Crewe is suspended by the EFL, with players "adversely affected" by financial issues.
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Can Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal avoid a border in the Irish Sea?10h Can Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal avoid a border in the Irish Sea?
We test the PM’s claim that Great Britain-Northern Ireland trade will remain frictionless
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General Strike in France Challenges Macron’s Latest Ambition for Change11h Updated General Strike in France Challenges Macron’s Latest Ambition for Change
The president wants to combine a complex of 42 different generous pension schemes into one state system. It scares fellow citizens. And his personal style grates on many.
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11h Updated Merkel visits Auschwitz for the first time
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived at Auschwitz, her first visit to the former Nazi concentration camp in 14 years as leader.
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11h Macclesfield v Crewe called off by EFL
Macclesfield's League Two game against Crewe on Saturday is called off by the English Football League.
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Joseph McCann guilty of horrific rapes after being let out of jail by mistake11h Updated Joseph McCann guilty of horrific rapes after being let out of jail by mistake
Calls for inquiry after serial rapist and kidnapper’s fortnight-long rampage
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11h Updated Russian pro-democracy activist: America exists in post-truth world
Russian pro-democracy leader Garry Kasparov draws stark similarities between the state of American politics and how he remembers Soviet-Russia saying America exists in a "post-truth world."
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11h Ironbridge Power Station cooling towers brought down
Hundreds of people gather to watch as a former power station's cooling towers are brought down.
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11h Joseph McCann: The failures that let violent criminal back on the streets
A series of failures in the justice system meant rapist Joseph McCann was not recalled to prison.
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A Movie Torn From the Pages of His Life11h Updated A Movie Torn From the Pages of His Life
Ladj Ly started with videos of police confrontations with his friends in Paris’s immigrant suburbs. Now, his wrenching film “Les Misérables” is up for an Oscar.
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11h Updated General election 2019: Tory candidate in disability pay row
Sally-Ann Hart defends an article suggesting people with disabilities could be paid less.
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11h Former world number one Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki announces she will retire after the Australian Open in January.
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One dead, several injured as gunman opens fire at navy base12h One dead, several injured as gunman opens fire at navy base
One person has been killed and several others are injured after a gunman opened fire in a navy base in Florida.
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Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time12h Updated Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time
German chancellor pledges €60m donation to Auschwitz Foundation following rise in antisemitic attacks Angela Merkel has for the first time visited the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, site of one of the most notorious atrocities Adolf Hitler’s regime inflicted on Europe. The German chancellor also pledged a donation of €60m (£51m) towards a fund to conserve the physical remnants of the site of the barracks, watchtowers and personal items of those who died, such as shoes, spectacles and suitcases.
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12h Updated Guatemalan boy who died in US custody on floor for hours, video shows
A sick Guatemalan boy who died in government custody was lying on the floor for hours before someone found him dead, a video first obtained by ProPublica shows.
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12h Updated Chelsea transfer ban reduced after appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport
Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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Florida police responding to reports of shooter on naval base12h Florida police responding to reports of shooter on naval base
Dispatcher says we have an ‘active situation right now’, CNN reports, and that gates at the base were closed Police are responding to reports of a shooter on a naval base in the Florida city of Pensacola,
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12h Updated Trump is so much closer to impeachment
Articles of impeachment -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved the House much closer to impeachment Thursday when she officially directed the Judiciary Committee to draw up articles of impeachment. (As if it wasn't already.)
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12h Calls between Giuliani and White House budget office in doubt
Rudy Giuliani's phone calls with a number that House investigators say is associated with the White House's budget office may have simply been calls to and from the White House, according to information obtained by CNN.
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Fork out to pork out: Germany’s ‘schnitzel alert’ echoes around Europe12h Fork out to pork out: Germany’s ‘schnitzel alert’ echoes around Europe
Sharp rise in wholesale pork prices prompts warnings over cost of bratwurst, chorizo and other seasonal fare
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Fury as families complain about their £2,000 day trip to see Santa12h Fury as families complain about their £2,000 day trip to see Santa
Parents who took their children on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Santa's grotto in Rovaniemi, Finland, have blasted TUI after they failed to meet the big man because the park was overcrowded.
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12h Updated Brendan Rodgers: Leicester manager signs new deal to 2025
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers signs a contract extension committing him to the club until 2025.
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France Braces for Second Day of Pension Strikes as Unions Dig In12h France Braces for Second Day of Pension Strikes as Unions Dig In
Transportation was severely disrupted in Paris and other cities, a day after huge protests over government plans to overhaul pensions. Unions are planning more protests next week.
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Pope reiterates support of press freedom ahead of Malta PM meeting12h Pope reiterates support of press freedom ahead of Malta PM meeting
Pontiff had been urged to cancel after Joseph Muscat quit in crisis over journalist’s murder The Vatican has stressed Pope Francis’s commitment to press freedom ahead of a meeting between the pontiff and the Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat. The private meeting is due to go ahead despite calls in Malta for the pope to cancel it amid a political crisis triggered by the murder of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
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Russian Court Bans Politically Active Student From Blogging12h Russian Court Bans Politically Active Student From Blogging
Yegor Zhukov, who was also given a three-year suspended sentence, has become a symbol of the anti-Kremlin protests that rocked Moscow last summer.
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The Joseph McCann case: the error and its implications13h The Joseph McCann case: the error and its implications
The serial rapist was freed by mistake before committing a series of horrific crimes. How did it happen? After the verdicts against McCann – in a case where the horrific nature of the evidence against him frequently distressed jurors and members of the court – it was revealed that he should have been in jail over a previous violent offence in 2008, but that he had instead been freed in error. Some experts have suggested that this failure may be evidence of the impact of austerity on the justice system.
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13h Dany Cotton: London Fire Brigade chief to quit early
Survivors and bereaved families of the Grenfell Tower fire had called for Dany Cotton to step down.
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Four killed after robbers hijack UPS truck and lead police on chase13h Four killed after robbers hijack UPS truck and lead police on chase
Driver, both robbers and a fourth victim in a nearby vehicle were killed in dramatic shootout in busy south Florida intersection Four people, including a driver of a UPS delivery truck, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s vehicle and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy south Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said. Both robbers were killed in the dramatic shootout, and the fourth victim was in a nearby vehicle when shots rang out at a crowded intersection in Miramar, about 20 miles north of where the incident began, George Piro, FBI special agent in charge, said during a news conference Thursday night.
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13h Updated Three men fatally stabbed in London in little over 12 hours
Two men are killed overnight, in Knightsbridge and Deptford, after another man died in Hackney.
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‘It’s a free country now’: Saudi Arabia touts new openness13h ‘It’s a free country now’: Saudi Arabia touts new openness
Urban elites have largely embraced cultural transformation but elsewhere there is fear and anger Rayan and Maha sat on the ground smoking, their schoolbags beside them and their smartphones blaring pop songs. School was in full session but they were at the mall, and they didn’t seem to care who knew it. Both girls were uncovered, their abayas held together by only a few buttons, as women dressed more conservatively in full black robes and niqabs breezed by carrying babies and shopping bags. Men in traditional thobes walked past without turning their heads, but the pair caught the eye of a Brazilian man wearing shorts and two full-sleeve tattoos, who stopped to try to talk to them.
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EU distances itself from Johnson’s timetable for post-Brexit trade deal13h EU distances itself from Johnson’s timetable for post-Brexit trade deal
Leaked communique signals caution over PM’s 11-month timeframe for negotiations
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The Cave review – horror and hope in a Syrian hospital battered by war14h The Cave review – horror and hope in a Syrian hospital battered by war
This powerful, immensely moving documentary follows the courageous medical staff who must treat injured children as bombs fall around them Feras Fayyad, the young Syrian documentary-maker who filmed
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14h Man City v Man Utd: Will Kevin de Bruyne or Scott McTominay decide derby - Alan Shearer analysis
Manchester United's Scott McTominay cannot match Kevin de Bruyne's attacking statistics or spectacular goals but he has an important role in Saturday's derby, says Alan Shearer.
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Katherine Jenkins performs at carol service just hours after mugging14h Updated Katherine Jenkins performs at carol service just hours after mugging
EXCLUSIVE: Singer Katherine Jenkins was on her way to perform at a carol service attended by Pippa Middleton when she spotted the pensioner being mugged in Chelsea, West London.
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14h Updated Election debate: Why the Johnson v Corbyn debate matters
Your guide to the televised BBC showdown between the two main party leaders.
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14h Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky helps Dallas Cowboys to another loss
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky throws three touchdowns and runs for one himself as they beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-24, their fourth loss in a row.
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French Strikes Are a Fresh Test for Macron14h Updated French Strikes Are a Fresh Test for Macron
The walkout by a broad range of workers threatens to paralyze France for several days, calling into question the president’s apparent quelling of the “Yellow Vest” movement.
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France Braces for Second Day of Pension Strikes14h Updated France Braces for Second Day of Pension Strikes
Transportation was severely disrupted in Paris and other cities, a day after huge protests over President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the pension system.
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14h Updated Harley Watson hit-and-run: Man in court charged with murder
Terence Glover is accused of killing Harley Watson, who died after being struck by a car in Essex.
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US briefing: Giuliani under pressure, Ilhan Omar, and India shootings14h US briefing: Giuliani under pressure, Ilhan Omar, and India shootings
Friday’s top story: Giuliani associate in plea deal talks as Pelosi calls for articles of impeachment. Plus, PodShare: the most intimate sharing economy startup yet Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.
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Russian Court Bans Politically Active Student From Managing Websites14h Updated Russian Court Bans Politically Active Student From Managing Websites
Yegor Zhukov, who was also given a three-year suspended sentence, has become a symbol of the anti-Kremlin protests that rocked Moscow last summer.
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Is this the most pretentious restaurant menu ever?14h Is this the most pretentious restaurant menu ever?
In what must be a contender for Britain's most pretentious menu, the tiny Muse restaurant in Belgravia, central London, gives only the vaguest of hints about the food.
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15h Updated Dany Cotton: London Fire Brigade chief to quit four months early
Survivors and bereaved families of the Grenfell Tower fire had called for Dany Cotton to step down.
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Manchester United sign deal with Alibaba in China15h Manchester United sign deal with Alibaba in China
Manchester United have signed a partnership deal with Alibaba - the Chinese e-commerce company.
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15h Updated R. Kelly used bribes to marry Aaliyah when she was 15, charges allege
Entertainer R. Kelly has been indicted by a New York grand jury with one count of bribery, and the New York Times is reporting that the charge is related to obtaining a false ID so he could marry a 15-year-old singer.
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15h Stars celebrate Avicii at emotional tribute concert
Rita Ora, Adam Lambert, David Guetta and Kygo play a show to memorialise the late Swedish DJ Avicii.
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15h Hyderabad case: Police kill suspects in rape and murder of Indian vet
Thousands of people celebrate the killings, while the woman's mother says "justice has been done".
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Jeremy Clarkson slams Greta Thunberg in Australian TV rant15h Updated Jeremy Clarkson slams Greta Thunberg in Australian TV rant
Outspoken broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson, 59, hit out at the Swedish campaigner who he dubbed 'mad and dangerous', the latest in a series of attacks against the 16-year-old.
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Is the Trump playbook the new model for British politics?15h Is the Trump playbook the new model for British politics?
This election has dragged party leaders to a new level of pathology. One that may be beyond treatment I’m not sure what the protocols are for these sorts of events, but the sight of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn attending the vigil for
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Mother, 88, sues her own son, 54, over £6m country pile15h Mother, 88, sues her own son, 54, over £6m country pile
Peter Horsford, 54, said he sacrificed his childhood to labour on the the 540-acre family pile in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, on basis that he would one day inherit the land. His mother insists she is owed £2.5m.
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15h Burnley manager Sean Dyche joined by snowman at news conference
Sean Dyche entertained journalists with a snowman before being interrupted by Christmas tree chaos.
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London fire chief Dany Cotton resigns after Grenfell criticism15h London fire chief Dany Cotton resigns after Grenfell criticism
Commissioner brings forward her retirement and will step down on New Year’s Eve The London fire commissioner in charge of the highly criticised response to the Grenfell Tower fire has resigned following renewed calls from bereaved families and survivors of the disaster for her to quit. Dany Cotton announced on Friday that she would be stepping down on New Year’s Eve, bringing forward her planned retirement in June. In October, after the public inquiry into what happened on the night of the fire
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Gove hits out at Labour plan to let EU citizens vote in second referendum16h Gove hits out at Labour plan to let EU citizens vote in second referendum
Minister says Labour proposal to enfranchise 2m EU nationals would be ‘assault on democracy’
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16h London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton to quit four months early
It comes after survivors and bereaved families of the Grenfell Tower fire called for Dany Cotton to go.
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Convicted killer turned London Bridge hero mocks terrorist Usman Khan16h Convicted killer turned London Bridge hero mocks terrorist Usman Khan
John Crilly, an ex-prisoner who subdued Usman Khan during the knife rampage, posted on Facebook after the London Bridge attack killed Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones.
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Keyless technology sparked a sharp rise in theft of luxury cars, new figures reveal 16h Updated Keyless technology sparked a sharp rise in theft of luxury cars, new figures reveal 
More than 14,000 premium car models were stolen between January and October this year in Britain, according to an analysis of insurance claims by Direct Line.
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16h Updated Saudi Aramco to Raise $25.6 Billion in Biggest I.P.O. Ever
Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, set a price for its shares that marks the company’s value at $1.7 trillion.
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France faces second day of travel chaos as strikes continue16h France faces second day of travel chaos as strikes continue
Transport stoppages to run into weekend amid protests against planned pension changes
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16h Updated Somerset earthquake: Homes shaken across the West
The 3.2 magnitude tremor caused houses to shake, says the British Geological Survey.
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16h Claims of China’s Meddling Roil Taiwan Ahead of Elections
A would-be Chinese defector named two Hong Kong executives as acting as a front for Chinese intelligence agencies. The authorities in Taiwan had started tracking them in 2016.
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Doctor took bribes from drug maker to prescribe powerful painkiller16h Doctor took bribes from drug maker to prescribe powerful painkiller
A New York doctor has been convicted of taking bribes to prescribe a painkiller up to 100 times more potent than morphine.
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Zimmer frame-using driver, 87, who killed woman, 64, is jailed17h Updated Zimmer frame-using driver, 87, who killed woman, 64, is jailed
Veteran motorist William Heagren reversed his Ford Fusion into the woman and her pal in a Sainsbury's car park in Ruislip, west London.
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Katherine Jenkins mugging horror: Terrified singer is robbed in street17h Updated Katherine Jenkins mugging horror: Terrified singer is robbed in street
EXCLUSIVE: Singer Katherine Jenkins (pictured) was caught up in a street theft in London yesterday on her way to perform at the Straubenzee Memorial charity carol service.
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NSW fires live: five bushfires merge north of Sydney – latest updates17h Updated NSW fires live: five bushfires merge north of Sydney – latest updates
Gospers Mountain, Paddock Run and Little L Complex, Three Mile and Thompson Creek fires overlap, and there are now seven
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Pressure builds for Giuliani as associate enters talks over potential plea deal17h Pressure builds for Giuliani as associate enters talks over potential plea deal
Pressure to cut deal comes after revelations that Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are ‘likely’ to face more charges, attorney says Talks about a potential plea deal are under way between federal prosecutors and an attorney for Lev Parnas, a Rudy Giuliani associate indicted for making illegal campaign donations who helped Trump lawyer Giuliani’s search for dirt in Ukraine on Joe Biden, says an attorney familiar with the investigation
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Blind killer who set fire to ex-girlfriend executed in US17h Blind killer who set fire to ex-girlfriend executed in US
A blind convicted killer who murdered his ex-girlfriend by setting her on fire has been executed in the US.
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17h Updated The blaze that had Australian firefighters running for their lives
It's like something out of a disaster movie -- a towering inferno shooting upward through tall trees at breakneck speed, spewing flames into the sky.
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17h Updated General election 2019: Labour pledges more help for smaller firms
The party says it would set up a new agency to offer support and advice to smaller companies.
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17h Australia Burns Again — and Now, Its Biggest City Is Choking
In Sydney, fresh air and ocean breezes have long been treated as a daily birthright. Not anymore.
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More than 5,000 asylum-seeking children are living in UK after arriving here ALONE18h More than 5,000 asylum-seeking children are living in UK after arriving here ALONE
The number of claimants is nearly double that of the level four years ago. Nine out of ten were male and 85 per cent said they were aged between 16 and 18, Department for Education figures show.
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18h Updated Somerset homes shaken as 3.2 magnitude earthquake strikes
The 3.2 magnitude tremor caused houses to shake, says the British Geological Survey.
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Australia fires: five blazes merge north of Sydney as conditions forecast to worsen18h Australia fires: five blazes merge north of Sydney as conditions forecast to worsen
More than 100 bushfires were burning in New South Wales on Friday, more than half of them out of control Five fires burning to the north of Sydney joined up into one huge conflagration on Friday, with out-of-control blazes threatening homes and lives. On a day that brought choking smog to Sydney, the premier of New South Wales said the entire coastline of the state was on fire.
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BBC News at Ten host Huw Edwards is criticised for liking Tweets that urged people to vote Labour18h Updated BBC News at Ten host Huw Edwards is criticised for liking Tweets that urged people to vote Labour
Huw Edwards (pictured) has had his impartiality called into question after he clicked the love heart icon on Twitter underneath a tweet about the UK's NHS.
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18h Woman set on fire on the way to her rape trial
A 23-year-old woman in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was set on fire Thursday as she traveled to testify at the trial of two men accused of raping her, according to police.
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18h Updated Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest
Audrey Schoeman fell unconscious when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in Spain.
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NSW fires live: three bushfires merge north of Sydney – latest updates19h Updated NSW fires live: three bushfires merge north of Sydney – latest updates
Gospers Mountain, Paddock Mountain and Little L Complex fires overlap, and there are now eight
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Portrait of London Bridge Killer, in His Own Words19h Updated Portrait of London Bridge Killer, in His Own Words
The extremist behind last week’s London Bridge attack wrote letters to the authorities from jail, claiming that he was on a “new path” and was “learning to become a good Muslim.”
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Make do and lend to a refugee entrepreneur this Christmas19h Make do and lend to a refugee entrepreneur this Christmas
Lendwithcare gift vouchers let Britons help people living in camps grow their own businesses Feeling fed up with festive consumerism? You could give a gift that will help a refugee entrepreneur this Christmas. A gift voucher allows the recipient to lend money to a refugee in Rwanda, who can then use the cash to start or expand a small business in their refugee camp or local community.
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UN peacekeepers intervene after violent clashes in South Sudan19h UN peacekeepers intervene after violent clashes in South Sudan
Nepalese blue helmets deployed in Lakes state after 79 people die in fighting between Gak and Manuer communities UN peacekeepers have been sent to South Sudan’s northern Lakes region after a series of clashes in which 79 people were killed and more than 100 injured. With roads impassable due to heavy rains and flooding, the Nepalese blue helmets travelled by helicopter on Tuesday from Rumbek, the state capital, to Maper, about 100km north, according to the UN mission in the country,
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19h R Kelly faces bribery charge over 1994 marriage to Aaliyah
The singer reportedly bribed an Illinois official to get a fake ID to marry teenage singer Aaliyah.
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The making of a bedsit Nazi: who was the man who killed Jo Cox?20h The making of a bedsit Nazi: who was the man who killed Jo Cox?
Three years after the MP’s murder, many questions remain unanswered. By Kester Aspden ‘I WROTE YOU A THREE-PAGE LETTER CONTAINING SOME OF MY THOUGHTS,” the man who murdered Jo Cox told me, replying to a letter I had sent to him in prison. His note was short, just half a side of A4 paper, and there was no sign of the other three pages he mentioned.
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No sex in the bunkbeds! Tales from the most intimate sharing economy startup yet20h No sex in the bunkbeds! Tales from the most intimate sharing economy startup yet
Privacy is rare, quiet hours are sacred, and don’t even think about hooking up. Meet the grownups who call the glorified dormitories of PodShare home From the street, PodShare Venice looks mysterious. The top of a black A-framed building peeks out from behind a privacy-screened chain-link fence on the corner where busy South Venice Boulevard meets a side street of xeriscaped beach cottages. But inside, the yard is typical, not unlike the one outside my own apartment building, 12 miles east in Hollywood – only the grass here is a little cleaner, the landscaping is a little nicer, there’s a basketball court on the grounds, and we’re five blocks from the beach. A tall, middle-aged man, shirtless in yoga pants and a purple scarf, lounges on a wooden futon in the grass, feet together and knees out, in Baddha Konasana position, tapping on his iPhone. A 20-something blond guy wearing American flag shorts and a Vans T-shirt reads a book in a nearby hammock. It’s a sunny, 65F day in Los Angeles, and my first time staying at a PodShare. For $60 a day, each of us gets access to two community kitchens and two co-ed bathrooms inside a converted church building, plus one of the 38 wooden bunk bed “pods”. But this isn’t a youth hostel. Many of the “podestrians” are fully grown adults with full-time jobs – who choose to live semi-permanently in a 50-sq-ft – pod. There are six similar PodShare locations across Los Angeles and one in San Francisco.
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Countess Amanda Feilding calls for MDMA to be decriminalised20h Updated Countess Amanda Feilding calls for MDMA to be decriminalised
Amanda Feilding, the Countess of Wemyss and March, runs the Beckley Foundation in Oxfordshire, which she set up in 1998 to campaign for the legalisation of drugs.
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20h Updated Your Friday Briefing
France, FIFA, Christmas: Here’s what you need to know.
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Bushfires: Sydney schools cancel sports and outdoor workers lay down tools over hazardous air20h Bushfires: Sydney schools cancel sports and outdoor workers lay down tools over hazardous air
Children diverted to school hall during breaks, sporting clubs cancel games and 100 maritime union members stop work at Port Botany as smoke blankets city
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20h Tyler, the Creator to headline Lovebox and Parklife 2020
They'll be the rapper's first UK festival appearances since he was banned from the country in 2015.
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20h Updated A clash between two giants, each carving their name in history
At the center of the US impeachment imbroglio is a clash between two giants, each carving their name in history.
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Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of Hyderabad rape20h Updated Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of Hyderabad rape
The men had been in police custody and were shot near the scene of the crime during a reconstruction Indian police have shot dead the four men accused of the
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North Korea threatens to resume insulting Trump in insult-ridden statement21h North Korea threatens to resume insulting Trump in insult-ridden statement
North Korea has threatened to renew its insults of Donald Trump and consider him a "dotard" if he keeps using provocative language against Kim Jong Un.
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21h Most Christmas jumpers contain plastic, environmental charity warns
An environmental charity finds 95% of Christmas jumpers on sale this year are made with plastic.
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22h Beer With Bella: Tyson Yunkaporta
The scholar on how Indigenous thinking can lead to innovation and save the world. Also, Vikings and beer.
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Queensland police will have to compensate domestic violence victim as appeal denied22h Queensland police will have to compensate domestic violence victim as appeal denied
Exclusive: A woman who had her privacy breached by Queensland police will receive compensation after a tribunal refused police leave to appeal Queensland will be forced to pay compensation to a domestic violence victim whose details were accessed and leaked by a police officer, after the state’s police service was refused leave to appeal an earlier ruling. The decision likely brings an end to the long-running breach of privacy case brought by Julie*, whose
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22h Uber had 6,000 US sexual assault reports in two years
The figures come as the ride-hailing company is under intense pressure globally over safety issues.
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NSW bushfires spread across entire coastline as homes lost in Qld fires – live22h Updated NSW bushfires spread across entire coastline as homes lost in Qld fires – live
As Sydney is ringed by bushfires, fire conditions worsen along the east coast of Australia, with six emergency warnings from the far south of New South Wales to south-east Queensland. Follow latest updates
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22h Updated Inmate put to death by electric chair
Lee Hall, convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend nearly three decades ago, was executed by the state of Tennessee on Thursday night, the Department of Correction said.
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22h Updated Hyderabad vet: Police kill suspects in Indian rape and murder case
The men tried to attack officers after being taken to the scene of the crime, Hyderabad police said.
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22h Updated Uber: Almost 6,000 cases of sexual assault over 2 years
Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.
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Somerset earthquake measuring 3.2 magnitude shakes houses23h Somerset earthquake measuring 3.2 magnitude shakes houses
Quake strikes Bridgwater, north-east of Taunton, at 10.49pm on Thursday, says British Geological Survey A 3.2 magnitude earthquake has struck Somerset with reports of houses rattling from the tremor. The quake struck Bridgwater, north-east of Taunton, at 10.49pm on Thursday, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS). “We are receiving some reports of seismic activity in the Somerset area. We are looking into this and will post an update shortly,” the BGS said on Twitter.
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23h Macron pension reform: France braces for second day of strikes
Transport and services will once again be affected after 800,000 marched in protests on Thursday.
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Facebook is part of a toxic ecosystem of hate – it should be regulated or shut down | Jason Wilson23h Facebook is part of a toxic ecosystem of hate – it should be regulated or shut down | Jason Wilson
Facebook will never effectively regulate itself so we must consider drastic remedies
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23h Police kill suspects in Indian vet murder case
Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of raping and killing vet in Hyderabad last week
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Three national guard soldiers killed when helicopter crashes in Minnesota23h Three national guard soldiers killed when helicopter crashes in Minnesota
An official said the guard lost contact with the aircraft shortly after it took off on a maintenance test flight All three Minnesota national guard soldiers were killed when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, the governor, Tim Walz, confirmed. Maj Gen Jon Jensen, the adjutant general of the Minnesota national guard, said: “Our Minnesota national guard family is devastated by the deaths of these soldiers. Our priority right now is ensuring that our families are taken care of.”
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Hero filmed tackling London Bridge terrorist with fire extinguisher was convicted killer23h Hero filmed tackling London Bridge terrorist with fire extinguisher was convicted killer
John Crilly, 48, who is out on licence after serving 13 years for manslaughter, pursued Khan from the prisoner's rehabilitation conference after seeing Mr Merritt stabbed in the chest.
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Councils gear up for cold snap by stockpiling salt to make sure the roads are clear for voters24h Councils gear up for cold snap by stockpiling salt to make sure the roads are clear for voters
More than a million tons of salt and 'fleet of gritting trucks' are to be used by councils to ensure people get to polling stations next week. Tories fear poor weather will reduce turnout among older voters.
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