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16m Updated General election 2019: PM puts corporation cuts on hold to help fund NHS
Boris Johnson says plans to cut corporation tax to 17% next year are to be put on hold.
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Family of missing Leah Croucher, 19, hold hand of her dying brother17m Updated Family of missing Leah Croucher, 19, hold hand of her dying brother
Haydon Croucher, 24, of Milton Keynes, died suddenly with his family at his bedside in hospital, including his other sister Jade and parents John and Claire Croucher.
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Your Monday Briefing18m Updated Your Monday Briefing
Hong Kong, Fresno, Minnesota Vikings: Here's what you need to know.
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Boris Johnson unveils plans to slash FOUR business taxes22m Updated Boris Johnson unveils plans to slash FOUR business taxes
Boris Johnson today announced the Tories will postpone planned further cuts to corporation tax in order to free up extra cash to invest in public services like the NHS.
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24m Updated Trump impeachment defense faces new tests
Trump lashes out at State Dept. employee GOP lawmaker alarmed by new Trump details Fresh transcripts put Trump on defensive before busy testimony slate
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General election: Johnson says Tories will cancel planned corporation tax cut to free up £6bn for NHS – live news25m General election: Johnson says Tories will cancel planned corporation tax cut to free up £6bn for NHS – live news
PM to unveil business tax cuts and Labour to expand on immigration plans. Follow the latest developments, live
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25m Bridge collapse in France leaves one dead and several injured
One person was killed and several were injured after a bridge collapsed in southwest France on Monday, according to the Haut-Garonne fire brigade.
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Hong Kong protest: police fire rounds of teargas at protesters trying to leave campus – live25m Updated Hong Kong protest: police fire rounds of teargas at protesters trying to leave campus – live
Chaotic scenes on outskirts of campus, as hundreds remain trapped inside
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30m Iraqi spy chief warns ISIS is rebuilding
Senior members of ISIS are plotting mass prison breaks and a resurgence of terror after taking refuge in Turkey, according to the head of Iraqi Military Intelligence.
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Videos show Prince Andrew partying in nightclubs with beautiful young women on the French Riviera31m Updated Videos show Prince Andrew partying in nightclubs with beautiful young women on the French Riviera
Prince Andrew is shown at a party thrown by wine tycoon Claude Ott on the French Riviera in July 2008, weeks after his friend Jeffrey Epstein was prosecuted for trafficking an underage girl.
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34m Protesters switch to using form of napalm over petrol bombs
A small number of protesters are trapped inside a Hong Kong university campus that was the site of a prolonged battle with police into the early hours of Monday morning, after many fled even as the authorities continued to close in.
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General election: Tory and Labour pledges about resolving Brexit quickly are misleading, CBI says – live news37m Updated General election: Tory and Labour pledges about resolving Brexit quickly are misleading, CBI says – live news
PM to unveil business tax cuts and Labour to expand on immigration plans. Follow the latest developments, live
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39m Updated 10 shot at California party; 4 dead, 6 injured
At least nine people were shot at a football watch party in Fresno, California, Sunday night.
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Spanish police find vast cannabis plantations hidden deep in forests40m Spanish police find vast cannabis plantations hidden deep in forests
Six people arrested and 16,000 marijuana plants seized during operation in Aragón region Spanish police have arrested six people and seized 16,000 marijuana plants after an investigation into a spate of robberies led officers to two huge and sophisticated drug plantations hidden in remote pine forests. The operation began seven months ago when the national police force learned that an Albanian gang had been stealing cigarette vending machines from bars and petrol stations in the north-eastern region of Aragón.
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US briefing: Hong Kong, impeachment smears and Prince Andrew43m US briefing: Hong Kong, impeachment smears and Prince Andrew
Monday’s top story: Police besiege Hong Kong university, trapping hundreds of protesters. Plus, film-maker Kevin Smith on comebacks and heart attacks Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.
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46m Form of napalm created from household products and gasoline
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports from Hong Kong where protesters at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong are locked into a standoff with police. According to a source, protesters are using household products and gasoline to create explosive devices, including a form of napalm.
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49m Updated Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Protesters arrested as they run from campus
After a fiery overnight stand-off, some protesters try to leave but police react with tear gas.
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50m Hunter in China catches bubonic plague after eating a wild rabbit
Twenty-eight people are in quarantine in China's northern Inner Mongolia province after a hunter was diagnosed with bubonic plague Saturday, the local health commission said.
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50m Updated General election 2019: Lib Dems and SNP in court over TV debate exclusion
The Lib Dems and SNP say it is unfair to be excluded from Tuesday's ITV general election leaders debate.
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52m Mark Ingram, Kenny Golladay & Julian Edelman in NFL plays of the week
A 101-yard return by Miami Dolphins' Jakeem Grant features in NFL plays of the week along with Mark Ingram, Kenny Golladay and Julian Edelman.
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59m Sri Lanka elects new president in first vote since deadly bombings
Sri Lanka's former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected as the country's new President, winning 52.2% of the vote, according to the chairman of Sri Lanka's Election Commission.
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Speed freak Guy Martin sets a new world record by hitting 135mph in a TRACTOR 1h 9m Updated Speed freak Guy Martin sets a new world record by hitting 135mph in a TRACTOR 
The JCB Fastrac Two - designed and built by a team of young engineers at the agricultural firm's headquarters in Staffs - secured the title at Elvington Airfield in York in the hands of Martin (inset).
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Samoa Closes Schools as Measles Epidemic Kills at Least 61h 10m Samoa Closes Schools as Measles Epidemic Kills at Least 6
“This is very much out of control,” a vaccine expert said, as the Pacific island country barred children from public gatherings and declared mandatory immunizations.
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Iran Intel Leak: Main Takeaways From Secret Cables1h 15m Iran Intel Leak: Main Takeaways From Secret Cables
Leaked spy cables reveal how Iran came to dominate the political and military spheres in Iraq. Here’s what the hundreds of documents tell us.
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1h 20m Updated Protesters try to escape university after all-night clashes
A small number of protesters are trapped inside a Hong Kong university campus that was the site of a prolonged battle with police into the early hours of Monday morning, after many fled even as the authorities continued to close in.
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A step by step guide to how Duke of York told HIS story1h 24m A step by step guide to how Duke of York told HIS story
The Duke of York rebutted allegations that he had three sexual encounters with Virginia Roberts, a teenage girl introduced to him by paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.
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1h 27m Updated General election 2019: Leaders woo business with tax and apprenticeship vows
Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson will set out their positions on Brexit, tax and training.
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Hong Kong Protests: Campus Under Siege as Mask Ban Is Overturned1h 32m Hong Kong Protests: Campus Under Siege as Mask Ban Is Overturned
The police offered protesters one way out of a besieged university campus, raining tear gas and rubber bullets on those who tried to flee.
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Hong Kong Protests: Campus Under Siege as Mask Ban Overturned1h 35m Updated Hong Kong Protests: Campus Under Siege as Mask Ban Overturned
The police offered protesters one way out of a besieged university campus, raining tear gas and rubber bullets on those who tried to flee.
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Hong Kong stocks rebound despite latest violence – business live1h 39m Updated Hong Kong stocks rebound despite latest violence – business live
Most Asian markets rise after China’s rate cut, as investors await further news on trade
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Veterinary students come under fire from vegans after using sheep to cover their private parts1h 52m Veterinary students come under fire from vegans after using sheep to cover their private parts
Veterinary students at the Royal Veterinary College in London have created a charity fundraising calendar. But one image of 'tipping' sheep led to outrage on social media and 'personal threats'.
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Hong Kong Protests: Campus Protesters Trapped as Court Overturns Mask Ban1h 59m Hong Kong Protests: Campus Protesters Trapped as Court Overturns Mask Ban
The police offered demonstrators one way out of a besieged university campus, raining tear gas and rubber bullets on those who attempted to flee.
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Mulu Girma, 35, got £1.4m in legal aid2h Updated Mulu Girma, 35, got £1.4m in legal aid
Mulu Girma was arrested by counter-terror police investigating a botched plot to kill London Underground passengers on July 21 in 2005, two weeks after the July 7 attack that murdered 52.
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A 9-Year-Old Is About to Get a University Degree. He Has #Giganticplans.2h Updated A 9-Year-Old Is About to Get a University Degree. He Has #Giganticplans.
Laurent Simons of Belgium wants to make artificial hearts. He also loves Fortnite and has thousands of followers on Instagram.
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Wales couple admit assault after soaking their 71-year-old neighbour with a garden HOSE2h Updated Wales couple admit assault after soaking their 71-year-old neighbour with a garden HOSE
Barry and Hellynne Lee (pictured), both 72, of Cae Fron in Denbigh, Wales, admitted common assault on Harold Burrows on June 4.
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2h Updated General election 2019: When will TV debates take place?
The first UK TV debates between party leaders took place in 2010.
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Most dangerous countries in the world for 2020 revealed: Somalia and Libya are the riskiest2h Most dangerous countries in the world for 2020 revealed: Somalia and Libya are the riskiest
The new interactive 'Travel Risk Map' reveals the countries where travellers are most likely to run into trouble when it comes to road safety, security and medical matters.
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2h Updated Ford takes aim at Tesla with electric Mustang SUV
On Sunday, Ford unveiled its new all-electric Mustang Mach-E crossover SUV. With its emphasis on affordability and performance, the newest member of the Mustang family appears to be a pointed attempt by Ford to take on Tesla.
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Hong Kong prostesters forced to remain in occupied university – video2h Hong Kong prostesters forced to remain in occupied university – video
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters have been trapped inside the Polytechnic University campus they have been occupying since last week. Despite a pledge from the university president that demonstrators could leave peacefully, those who tried to leave were forced back into the campus by teargas and water cannon 
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New tragedy for family of missing Leah Croucher as her 24-year-old brother is found dead2h Updated New tragedy for family of missing Leah Croucher as her 24-year-old brother is found dead
The family of missing Leah Croucher, last seen nine months ago in in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, has suffered more heartbreak after her 24-year-old brother Haydon died in hospital.
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2h Updated Hong Kong stocks rebound a bit after turbulent week
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 1.1% Monday, continuing a slight rebound after last week's losses.
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War crimes court considers investigation into British military3h Updated War crimes court considers investigation into British military
BBC’s Panorama alleges state covered up killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq The international criminal court may investigate the British military for the first time after
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Jennifer Arcuri Says Boris Johnson Cast Her Aside Like a ‘One-Night Stand’3h Updated Jennifer Arcuri Says Boris Johnson Cast Her Aside Like a ‘One-Night Stand’
The American businesswoman’s ties to the British prime minister have come under scrutiny.
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Animal activist group that publishes farm details for protests has charity status revoked3h Animal activist group that publishes farm details for protests has charity status revoked
Charity regulator takes action against Aussie Farms, who Scott Morrison called ‘grubs’ following on-farm protests Animal activist group Aussie Farms – the organisation that published farm details for vegan protesters and consumers – has had its charity status revoked. The charity regulator, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, announced on Monday that it had revoked the organisation’s charity status following an investigation sparked by federal government complaints.
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3h 4 killed, 6 injured in California mass shooting
At least nine people were shot at a football watch party in Fresno, California, Sunday night.
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Hong Kong Protests: Campus Siege Enters a Second Day as Court Overturns Mask Ban3h Updated Hong Kong Protests: Campus Siege Enters a Second Day as Court Overturns Mask Ban
Students, armed with homemade weapons, remained bunkered down on a university campus awaiting a police operation to remove them.
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Victoria asks Angus Taylor to fast-track work on Snowy-Melbourne energy line3h Victoria asks Angus Taylor to fast-track work on Snowy-Melbourne energy line
State minister says she wants to work on underwriting new power generation and KerangLink is ‘vital’ Victoria has asked the Morrison government to fast-track work on the KerangLink – a transmission line increasing power transfer capability between the Snowy area and Melbourne – ahead of Friday’s long-delayed meeting of federal and state energy ministers. The request from Victoria follows a similar pitch from the New South Wales government,
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Fresno shooting: four dead after attack at backyard party3h Fresno shooting: four dead after attack at backyard party
Police say 10 people shot by unknown assailants at family gathering in California city
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3h Verstappen wins Brazilian GP in wild finish
Max Verstappen won a brilliant Brazilian Grand Prix as the drama unfolded behind him like an episode of Wacky Races.
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Hong Kong protests: up to 800 trapped as police lay siege to university4h Updated Hong Kong protests: up to 800 trapped as police lay siege to university
Tear gas stops protesters escaping despite president of Polytechnic University assuring them of safe passage Hong Kong police have trapped up to 800 people inside a university in the city, firing tear gas at any protesters trying to escape the campus. Polytechnic University, a sprawling campus that has been occupied by protesters since last week, has become the site of the most prolonged and tense confrontation between police and demonstrators in more than five months of political unrest.
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Dueling Matteos Battle for the Future of Italy4h Updated Dueling Matteos Battle for the Future of Italy
Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the popular anti-migrant leader Matteo Salvini may be out of power. But their sparring has come to dominate Italy’s political life.
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Republicans condemned for smearing impeachment witnesses born abroad4h Republicans condemned for smearing impeachment witnesses born abroad
Trump tactic suggesting Marie Yovanovitch and Alexander Vindman have mixed loyalties criticized as bigoted Republicans and Donald Trump have sought to smear key witnesses in the impeachment inquiry against the president as having dual or mixed loyalties to the US, due to being born abroad. The move has sparked condemnation as a bigoted tactic that has maligned career US diplomats and officials as being potentially disloyal to their adopted country due to not being born in America.
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Havana on its 500th birthday – then and now4h Havana on its 500th birthday – then and now
The Cuban government is planning a jubilee week as the capital city celebrates the anniversary of its birth, with hundreds of events at restored monuments and historic sites, a visit from the Spanish royal family and fireworks over the Malecon seaside promenade. Archive photographs show how much, and how little, the capital has changed
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China records third case of deadly bubonic plague4h China records third case of deadly bubonic plague
Confirmed case in autonomous region of Inner Mongolia comes after two cases in Beijing China’s Inner Mongolia has reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague despite an earlier declaration by the country’s health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. The health commission of the autonomous region said a 55-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after he ate wild rabbit meat on 5 November.
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4h Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Police surround campus after night of violence
After a fiery overnight stand-off, some protesters tried to leave - but were met with tear gas.
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5h Updated At least 9 people were shot at a football watch party in Fresno
At least nine people were shot at a football watch party in Fresno, California, Sunday night.
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5h News Daily: Hong Kong stand-off and business election focus
Your morning briefing for 18 November 2019.
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5h Updated Hong Kong protests: Police surround campus after night of violence
After a fiery overnight stand-off, some protesters tried to leave - but were met with tear gas.
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Saudi Aramco flotation plan falls short of $2trn valuation5h Saudi Aramco flotation plan falls short of $2trn valuation
Saudi Aramco has fired up plans for its long-awaited flotation that is set to easily create the world's most valuable listed company.
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Bourke Street massacre inquest hears frantic police warning seconds before attack5h Bourke Street massacre inquest hears frantic police warning seconds before attack
‘Someone needs to take this vehicle out,’ police said on radio recording moments before James Gargasoulas ran down pedestrians Police can be heard on radio warning “someone needs to take this vehicle out before he kills someone” moments before pedestrians were run down in Melbourne’s Bourke Street. The horror of the 20 January 2017 carnage that killed six people and injured dozens more was heard in the police radio played during the first day of an inquest into the rampage.
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A Warning review: Anonymous Trump book fails to make a name for itself5h A Warning review: Anonymous Trump book fails to make a name for itself
It took the death of John McCain to turn this ‘senior official’ against the president. Like much about this book, that is absurd A Warning fails to live up to the hype. Its author, “a senior official in the Trump administration”, offers few new revelations about the tempest-in-chief. Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the public is
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Jacinda Ardern says she was kept in the dark over arrival of Manus refugee Behrouz Boochani6h Jacinda Ardern says she was kept in the dark over arrival of Manus refugee Behrouz Boochani
New Zealand PM says she’s disappointed her immigration minister was aware of the arrival but had not passed information on Jacinda Ardern said she did not know that former Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani was coming to New Zealand before his arrival, saying she was disappointed she was not given a “heads up” by her immigration minister. Speaking in Wellington on Monday, Ardern said she would have “preferred” it if the minister, Iain Lees-Galloway, had told her in advance about Boochani’s arrival.
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6h Updated Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor Wat
One of Asia's most famous tourist attractions is taking a major stand for animals.
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Fresno shooting: fatalities reported after nine people shot at backyard party6h Fresno shooting: fatalities reported after nine people shot at backyard party
Several people taken to hospital and unknown number killed after shots fired in California At least nine people have been shot at a party in Fresno, California in what appears to be a “mass casualty shooting”, according to police quoted in local media. Fresno police Lt Bill Dooley said the shooting took place at about 6pm on Sunday on the city’s south-east side.
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Hong Kong protest: police fire rounds of tear gas at protesters trying to leave campus – live6h Updated Hong Kong protest: police fire rounds of tear gas at protesters trying to leave campus – live
Police pulled back after attempted dawn raid on Polytechnic University was met with fire
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lanka Presidential Election6h Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lanka Presidential Election
Mr. Rajapaksa, a former defense chief and brother of an ex-president, vowed to bring stability to a country still reeling from attacks on Easter Sunday.
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New emoji set aims to shatter image of Africa as zone of famine and war6h New emoji set aims to shatter image of Africa as zone of famine and war
O’Plérou Grebet designs images that reflect culture of his country, Ivory Coast In January 2018, O’Plérou Grebet set himself a challenge. For every day of the year, the graphic design student, then aged 20, decided to design an emoji that reflected the culture of his home country, Ivory Coast, and the wider region of West Africa. “I wanted to create a project to promote African cultures to change the image the Western media have of Africa: hunger, poverty and wars,” he said. “I wanted to show a different and positive side.”
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Hong Kong Violence Escalates as Police and Protesters Clash at University6h Updated Hong Kong Violence Escalates as Police and Protesters Clash at University
As riot police tried storming a campus occupied by activists, they were met by protesters fighting back with Molotov cocktails and bows-and-arrows.
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Top WA bureaucrat Paul Whyte in critical condition days after corruption charge7h Top WA bureaucrat Paul Whyte in critical condition days after corruption charge
Department of Communities assistant director-general of corporate operations accused of state’s biggest public sector theft A senior bureaucrat accused of Western Australia’s biggest public sector theft is understood to be in a critical condition in hospital after an incident at his Perth home. Department of Communities assistant director-general of corporate operations, Paul Whyte, 56, was charged with two counts of corruption on Thursday after police raided his home at Mosman Park.
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7h Updated Iran warns security forces will take action
Iran's Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazil has said security forces will take action against those protesting against a nationwide increase in gas prices if the "vandalism" continues, according to state-run Press TV.
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9h General Election 2019: The bar chart war in one battleground constituency
A small poll in Hastings kicked off a huge debate - online and off.
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9h Why more people are talking about the issue of social care
Social care pledges will be under intense scrutiny during the election, but why is it so important?
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10h Plane with Hillary Clinton aboard returns to gate after mechanical issue
Hillary Clinton was aboard an American Airlines flight from New York that suffered a mechanical issue and needed to return to the gate Sunday afternoon, according to a law enforcement source.
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Tesco celebrates 100th anniversary with Back To The Future-inspired Christmas advert 10h Updated Tesco celebrates 100th anniversary with Back To The Future-inspired Christmas advert 
Supermarket Tesco have released a teaser of their upcoming Christmas advert, which stars a time travelling delivery driver meeting Winston Churchill on Downing St and Jim Bowen on Bullseye
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Number of Highways England bosses on £100k salaries rockets from six to 63 since 2013 10h Number of Highways England bosses on £100k salaries rockets from six to 63 since 2013 
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who is investigating, said the rise is 'off the scale'. The total bill at the taxpayer-funded quango for executive pay stands at more than £8.5 million.
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Hong Kong: protesters wary over elite troops clearing roadblocks10h Hong Kong: protesters wary over elite troops clearing roadblocks
Pro-democracy activists see move as effort by Beijing to intervene in HK’s affairs On Saturday afternoon, a few dozen Chinese soldiers jogged out of their barracks in triple file line, wearing shorts and matching army green T-shirts. They cheerily joined a group of residents, clearing away road blocks set up by anti-government protesters, using brooms and plastic buckets. One of the officers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), when asked by a local journalist what the group were doing, responded: “We volunteered! Stopping violence and ending chaos is our responsibility.” He shouted: “We are spreading positive energy!”
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10h Updated Hong Kong: Protesters and police in fiery stand-off at university
Police warned protesters that they could use live bullets if violence against officers continued.
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Boris Johnson plans to overhaul business rates in boost for struggling High Street retailers 10h Boris Johnson plans to overhaul business rates in boost for struggling High Street retailers 
Boris Johnson says his package of cuts will help companies to 'make the most of Brexit'. His Government will commit to launching a review at its first Budget to reduce the burden of business rates.
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Hong Kong Protests: Police Rush Barricades at University Campus11h Hong Kong Protests: Police Rush Barricades at University Campus
A siege at a university escalated early Monday morning as the police swooped in and threatened to use live rounds against antigovernment protesters.
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11h Updated Iran Blocks Nearly All Internet Access
Anti-government protests spread as the supreme leader supports a gas price increase.
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Hong Kong Protests: Police Rush Barricades at University Campus, but Retreat in Face of Fire11h Updated Hong Kong Protests: Police Rush Barricades at University Campus, but Retreat in Face of Fire
A siege at a university escalated early Monday morning as the police swooped in and threatened to use live rounds against antigovernment protesters.
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Hong Kong protest: riot police storm Polytechnic University after standoff with protesters – live11h Updated Hong Kong protest: riot police storm Polytechnic University after standoff with protesters – live
Fire and explosions seen during dawn raid, where about 200 demonstrators remain inside the building
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Scott Morrison condemns Israel Folau for linking bushfires to same-sex marriage and abortion11h Scott Morrison condemns Israel Folau for linking bushfires to same-sex marriage and abortion
Former Wallabies player’s comments in sermon follow controversy over his sacking for social media posts Scott Morrison has labelled comments by sacked rugby union star Israel Folau linking
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Welsh bill would allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in local elections11h Welsh bill would allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in local elections
Planned changes would be biggest shakeup to country’s electoral system for 50 years A bill is being introduced that would give the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds in many elections in Wales and empower local authorities to decide which voting system they use. The Labour-led Welsh government said the planned changes would be the biggest in the Welsh electoral system since the voting age was reduced to 18 in the UK half a century ago. They come as a bill to
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11h Updated Tsitsipas becomes youngest to win ATP FInals in debut since 1978
Stefanos Tsitsipas said he would love to have the fan base of Roger Federer one day. That would take some doing.
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39 migrants detained after four boats stopped near Dover12h 39 migrants detained after four boats stopped near Dover
The group caught up in the ‘incredibly dangerous’ crossing said they were Iranian A total of 39 people have been detained after four small boats were intercepted attempting to cross the English Channel. The boats were discovered near Dover early on Sunday morning, with officials first being alerted to a vessel carrying nine people at 4.30am. Border Force officials made a second interception at 6am, when a vessel carrying five people was found. Between 7am and 7.30am a further two boats were intercepted, with 11 people on the first and 14 on the second.
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Hong Kong Protests: Police Storm University Campus, but Retreat in Face of Fire12h Updated Hong Kong Protests: Police Storm University Campus, but Retreat in Face of Fire
A siege at a university escalated early Monday morning as the police swooped in and threatened to use live rounds against antigovernment protesters.
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12h Students use gasoline bombs and arrows to ward off police
Hong Kong police fired water cannons and tear gas at protesters in the streets surrounding a central university, hours after a police officer was shot with an arrow during a siege of the fortified campus. CNN's Paula Hancocks has more.
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Hong Kong riot police carry out dawn raid on university after battle with protesters12h Hong Kong riot police carry out dawn raid on university after battle with protesters
Police earlier threatened to use live rounds on ‘rioters’ who used lethal weapons such as molotov cocktails against them
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12h Updated Trump lashes out at State Dept. employee ahead of public testimony
GOP lawmaker alarmed by new Trump details Analysis: 'Anonymous' Trump book's eye-popping insider details
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12h Updated Two yachts worth over $20 million destroyed in fire
Over $20 million worth of property went up in flames early Saturday in Florida, where two multimillion-dollar yachts were destroyed in a fire.
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Hong Kong Protests: Police Threaten to Use Lethal Force Amid Standoff12h Updated Hong Kong Protests: Police Threaten to Use Lethal Force Amid Standoff
A siege at a university escalated on Sunday as the police swooped in and threatened to use live rounds against antigovernment protesters.
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12h General election 2109: Leaders woo business with tax and apprenticeship vows
Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson are all set to make speeches to UK business leaders.
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Hong Kong protest: police storm Polytechnic University after standoff with protesters – live13h Hong Kong protest: police storm Polytechnic University after standoff with protesters – live
Fire and explosions seen during dawn raid, where about 200 demonstrators remain inside the building
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13h Police warning on Facebook marks new escalation in Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong police have laid siege to a central university campus which has been fortified by pro-democracy protesters after nearly six months of demonstrations in the fiercely divided city.
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13h Hong Kong protests: Fires blaze as police move on university campus
Police had warned protesters that they could use live bullets if violence against officers continued.
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Turkey’s Deportations Force Europe to Face Its ISIS Militants13h Updated Turkey’s Deportations Force Europe to Face Its ISIS Militants
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to send back foreign citizens who supported the Islamic State is handing Western Europe a problem it had hoped to avoid.
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Hong Kong: police attempt to storm university after battle with protesters13h Updated Hong Kong: police attempt to storm university after battle with protesters
Police earlier threatened to use live rounds on ‘rioters’ who used lethal weapons such as molotov cocktails against them Police were attempting to storm Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University after a daylong battle with protesters reached new heights on Sunday and officials threatened to use live rounds. About 200 demonstrators remained inside the building at dawn on Monday morning when police in riot gear moved in. As they advanced, protesters set fire to one of the entrances to the university and explosions could be heard.
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13h Hong Kong protests: Fires blaze at university campus
Police have warned protesters that they may use live bullets if violence against officers continues.
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13h Updated General election 2019: Record number of women set to stand
Female candidates are likely to comprise about a third of those contesting the 12 December poll.
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Michael Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk as he mulls presidential run13h Michael Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk as he mulls presidential run
Prominent activists express skepticism after ex-New York mayor apologizes for program that disproportionately affected minorities Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact on people of color. The apology, however, was received skeptically by many prominent activists who noted that it was made as he is taking steps to enter the presidential race ahead of the 2020 US election.
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13h Updated Conservative radio host says his show was abruptly canceled because he criticized Trump
Conservative radio host Craig Silverman says that for three hours every Saturday, he wanted to talk about the facts of the Trump impeachment case. But as he was doing that on November 16, Silverman was abruptly taken off the air in the middle of his show.
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Rocks and teargas fly and fires rage in Hong Kong university battle13h Rocks and teargas fly and fires rage in Hong Kong university battle
Police threaten to use live rounds on ‘rioters’ who use lethal weapons such as molotov cocktails against them Violence between riot police and protesters reached new heights on Sunday as the two sides waged a daylong battle and police threatened to use live rounds on demonstrators. After more than 12 hours of clashes at Polytechnic University in Kowloon, during which officers fired teargas and water cannon and drove an armoured vehicle at demonstrators throwing molotov cocktails, the police said in a video statement the force would use live rounds on the “rioters” if they did not stop using lethal weapons to attack officers.
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Huge swathes of Britain are STILL under water with 149 areas at risk of more flooding13h Updated Huge swathes of Britain are STILL under water with 149 areas at risk of more flooding
The Environment Agency has issued 60 flood warnings as of 11.40am, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required.
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In Bolivia, Interim Leader Sets Conservative, Religious Tone14h Updated In Bolivia, Interim Leader Sets Conservative, Religious Tone
The leader, Jeanine Añez, promised to unify a nation in turmoil. But her initial steps, taking the country rightward and injecting religious themes, risk deepening the divide.
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14h Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in Iowa, new poll shows
There is a new Democratic front-runner in Iowa, and his name is Pete Buttigieg.
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14h Updated British media lambasts Prince Andrew over his bombshell interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
If Prince Andrew hoped that a TV interview about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein would stop the flow of negative press coverage he faced, he could not have been more wrong.
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Pelosi says Trump is welcome to testify in impeachment inquiry, if he chooses14h Pelosi says Trump is welcome to testify in impeachment inquiry, if he chooses
House speaker pushes back against president’s accusations that process is stacked against him as Schumer echoes her suggestion Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited PDonald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him, Pelosi said Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses.
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14h Updated Tsitsipas beats Thiem in final-set tie-break to win ATP Finals title
A nerveless Stefanos Tsitsipas comes from a set down to beat Dominic Thiem and become the youngest winner of the ATP Finals in 18 years.
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Computer firm HP rejects takeover approach by Xerox14h Computer firm HP rejects takeover approach by Xerox
Board declines unsolicited proposal, despite billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s support Personal computer firm HP has rejected a takeover approach from printer maker Xerox, despite pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn to agree a merger.
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14h Republican alarmed by new Trump details
A Republican member of one of the House committees involved in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump said Sunday that information provided about Trump during a closed-door deposition of a former National Security Council official "is alarming" and "not okay."
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Prince Andrew: Calls for royal to say sorry and speak to FBI14h Prince Andrew: Calls for royal to say sorry and speak to FBI
Critics say his defence of actions over Jeffrey Epstein was ‘not credible’ and victims were ‘almost completely ignored’ in interview Prince Andrew is facing a transatlantic backlash over his extraordinary defence of his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein after lawyers who represent 10 of the billionaire predator’s victims branded the royal unrepentant and implausible and demanded that he speak to the FBI. After the royal’s defiant Newsnight interview on Saturday triggered a disbelieving reaction from the public and the media, the prince was under growing pressure from critics in the UK and US on Sunday who demanded an apology for his conduct and said that his defence of his actions was simply not credible.
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14h Updated Jack Ma Foundation awards $1m to African businesses
A Nigerian entrepreneur has taken home the top prize at the Jack Ma Foundation's first annual prize for African businesses.
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15h Updated Hong Kong protests: Police officer wounded with arrow at campus stand-off
Police have warned protesters that they may use live bullets if violence against officers continues.
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UK government and Army are accused of covering up war crimes15h Updated UK government and Army are accused of covering up war crimes
An investigation has spoken to 11 British detectives who said that they have found evidence of war crimes as insiders say soldiers should have been prosecuted for the killings.
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Labour to unveil compromise position on immigration15h Labour to unveil compromise position on immigration
Corbyn says policy would end open borders after Brexit but allow ‘a great deal of movement’
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Who were the main players behind the Prince Andrew interview?16h Who were the main players behind the Prince Andrew interview?
A round-up of the personalities behind the eye-opening royal interview, from the Duke’s aides to the journalist who secured the scoop
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16h Updated England complete Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with comfortable win in Kosovo
England conclude their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a comfortable win over Kosovo in Pristina.
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Prince Andrew Talks About His Ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and Britain Is Appalled16h Updated Prince Andrew Talks About His Ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and Britain Is Appalled
Viewers were incredulous that the Duke of York subjected himself to polite-but-relentless grilling about accusations that he had sex with a teenager.
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Bolton fire: government downplaying risks of HPL cladding, say critics16h Bolton fire: government downplaying risks of HPL cladding, say critics
Ministry of housing officials were apparently dismissing pleas for removal of flammable material as recently as a fortnight ago
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Santa Clause! Father Christmases at major stores including Hamleys are slapped with lists of rules16h Santa Clause! Father Christmases at major stores including Hamleys are slapped with lists of rules
The new rules come in the wake of the #metoo movement in an effort to avoid complaints from parents. Santas must keep their hands visible at all times and keep language 'above board'.
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Man charged with terror offence after Heathrow arrest16h Man charged with terror offence after Heathrow arrest
Mamun Rashid, from east London, arrived back in UK from Turkey, say police A man has been charged with the preparation of terrorist acts following his arrest at Heathrow airport, the Metropolitan police said. Mamun Rashid, from east London, was charged on Sunday after a police investigation had concluded. He arrived back in the UK three days earlier from Turkey after the country said it had deported an Islamic State suspect to the UK.
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Father, 39, spends £5,000 building two-storey Disney playhouse for his daughters17h Father, 39, spends £5,000 building two-storey Disney playhouse for his daughters
Richard Thornton lives with his wife and daughters in Great Barford, Bedfordshire. He built Snow White-style hideaway over summer which took more than 150 hours.
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TThe Guardian view on political turbulence in Germany: can the centre hold? | Editorial17h TThe Guardian view on political turbulence in Germany: can the centre hold? | Editorial
The country’s traditional powerhouses on the centre-left and the centre-right face a moment of reckoningPostwar German politics has a reputation for being moderate, consensual and a touch on the dull side. But there have been moments of high drama. In November 1959, for example, the Social Democratic party (SPD)
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Boy collapses and dies after suffering an asthma attack at home17h Boy collapses and dies after suffering an asthma attack at home
Owen Rodda, 16, and of Aberdare, Wales, died of an asthma attack at home on November 24, 2018. His devastated mother Christine says he was a 'class clown' and 'always there' to 'help anyone'.
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Why Boris Johnson must publish Russia report | Letters17h Why Boris Johnson must publish Russia report | Letters
A Tory PM is suppressing evidence by the intelligence agencies about the activities of hostile forces, says
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Prince Andrew and a question of honour | Brief letters17h Prince Andrew and a question of honour | Brief letters
East Germany | Ladies’ loos | Champagne best buys | Prince Andrew | Notable women in StevenageWe met our best friends in Magdeburg when it was in the GDR and we see them every year. Unlike John Crace (
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U.S. Businesswoman Says Boris Johnson Cast Her Aside ‘Like I Am Some Gremlin’17h Updated U.S. Businesswoman Says Boris Johnson Cast Her Aside ‘Like I Am Some Gremlin’
Jennifer Arcuri’s ties to the British prime minister have come under scrutiny.
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17h Kosovo v England: Player Rater
Rate the players in England's Euro 2020 qualifying match against Kosovo.
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Prince Andrew speaks publicly for first time about relationship with Jeffrey Epstein17h Updated Prince Andrew speaks publicly for first time about relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
The Duke of York last night faced questions during a BBC Newsnight interview about his links to the disgraced financier who was found dead earlier this year in a prison cell.
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Werner G. Doehner, Last Survivor of the Hindenburg, Dies at 9017h Werner G. Doehner, Last Survivor of the Hindenburg, Dies at 90
He was 8 and traveling with his family when the German airship caught fire and crashed in New Jersey.
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Are Tory proposals to charge foreigners more to use the NHS fair?18h Are Tory proposals to charge foreigners more to use the NHS fair?
The fee will rise to £625 a year and extend to EU nationals, but how was this figure calculated? The Tories have said that people on a work, study or family visa
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Pete Buttigieg surges ahead of fellow candidates in Iowa, new poll shows18h Pete Buttigieg surges ahead of fellow candidates in Iowa, new poll shows
CNN poll puts Democrat around 10 points ahead of his nearest rivals – with Warren, Sanders and Biden in a three-way tie
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18h Saracens start Champions Cup defence by losing heavily at Racing
Saracens begin their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup with a heavy defeat by Racing 92 in Paris.
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Fire, rocks and teargas fly in day of battle at Hong Kong university18h Updated Fire, rocks and teargas fly in day of battle at Hong Kong university
Police threaten to use live rounds on ‘rioters’ who use lethal weapons such as molotov cocktails against them
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18h Prince Andrew stands by Jeffrey Epstein BBC Newsnight interview
People close to the Duke of York say he wanted to address the issues head-on and did so "with humility".
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British government and army accused of covering up war crimes18h Updated British government and army accused of covering up war crimes
Alleged evidence implicates UK troops in murder of children in Afghanistan and Iraq The UK government and the British army have been accused of covering up the killing of children in Afghanistan and Iraq. Leaked documents allegedly contain evidence implicating troops in killing children and the torture of civilians.
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Saudi Aramco Sets Its Market Value at Up to $1.7 Trillion18h Updated Saudi Aramco Sets Its Market Value at Up to $1.7 Trillion
The world’s largest oil company is providing more data for potential investors in its initial public offering, which is expected next month.
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Protesters catapult petrol bombs at police in stand-off at Hong Kong university18h Protesters catapult petrol bombs at police in stand-off at Hong Kong university
Protesters in Hong Kong have fired arrows and used catapults to hurl petrol bombs at police who deployed tear gas and water cannon.
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Hong Kong Protests: Activists Clash With Police Near Besieged Campus18h Updated Hong Kong Protests: Activists Clash With Police Near Besieged Campus
The multiday siege escalated on Sunday, a day after unarmed Chinese soldiers stirred fears by staging a choreographed photo op.
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18h Updated Lisnaskea: Girl, 13, and woman stabbed by gang with machetes
The teenager has been hailed a "hero" by her family after the attack in County Fermanagh.
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19h Violent clashes in Hong Kong as protests rage into the night
Hong Kong police have laid siege to a central university campus which has been fortified by pro-democracy protesters after nearly six months of demonstrations in the fiercely divided city.
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Gilets jaunes mark anniversary of first protest19h Gilets jaunes mark anniversary of first protest
Protesters occupy department store in Paris a day after violent clashes with police
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19h Updated Bolton flats blaze: Students to be re-housed as £10,000 raised
Students evacuated from flats hit by a major blaze in Bolton will be re-housed as £10,000 is raised.
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19h Science is wrong, flat earthers insist as conspiracy spreads around our spherical world
"I don't want to be a flat earther," David Weiss says, his voice weary as he reflects on his personal awakening. "Would you wake up in the morning and want everyone to think you're an idiot?"
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19h Chelsea beat Man Utd to go back to top of WSL
Maren Mjelde's penalty puts Chelsea back top of the Women's Super League as they beat Man Utd in front of a record WSL crowd.
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Scientists and climate advisers condemn Tory environmental record19h Scientists and climate advisers condemn Tory environmental record
Party under pressure on the climate crisis as Corbyn says the leadership can not be trusted The Conservative party’s record on tackling the climate crisis was condemned by leading scientists and former government advisers on Sunday, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned the forthcoming election was the last chance to halt the escalating emergency. Experts accused the Conservatives of copying right-wing politicians in the US by deliberately weakening environmental protections. Meanwhile, new analysis by Labour reveals environmental policies put forward since 2017 and opposed by the Tories would have led to emissions reductions of over 70m tonnes a year by 2030 – more than the annual emissions of Portugal.
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Democratic candidates reject Obama’s warning of going too far left19h Democratic candidates reject Obama’s warning of going too far left
Though former president did not name anyone, message not to risk alienating voters was clear word of caution to Warren and Sanders Democratic 2020 presidential candidates have rejected criticism from former president Barack Obama, after he warned the field of White House hopefuls not to veer too far to the left because it would alienate voters. Though Obama did not mention anyone by name, the message he delivered before a room of Democratic donors in Washington on Friday was a clear word of caution about the candidacies of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who are seen as two of the top-tier candidates in the crowded field.
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19h Updated Sri Lanka chooses new President in first election since deadly bombings
Sri Lanka's former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected as the country's new President, winning 52.2% of the vote, according to the chairman of Sri Lanka's Election Commission.
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19h Venice floods: Further warnings of high tides
Large parts of the centre of the Italian city have been hit by exceptionally high tides for the third time in a week.
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Why do you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight?20h Updated Why do you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight?
EVE SIMMONS boarded the world's longest scheduled passenger flight this week with a host of electronic devices to measure the impact flying non-stop between New York and Singapore.
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20h Updated 25 times Trump was soft on Russia
President Donald Trump has an Achilles' heel when it comes to Russia.
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20h Updated Northampton hold off Lyon fightback in Champions Cup
Northampton Saints resist Lyon's second-half comeback to start their Heineken Champions Cup campaign with a win.
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Venice closes St Mark’s Square as floods hit for third time in week20h Venice closes St Mark’s Square as floods hit for third time in week
Italian city suffers worst series of high tides since 1872, with an estimated cost of €1bn Venice has closed St Mark’s Square as the city suffered a third major flooding in less than a week, while rain lashed the rest of Italy and warnings were issued in Florence and Pisa. Venice was hit with an “acqua alta”, or high water, of 150cm (5ft) on Sunday, lower than Tuesday’s 187cm – the highest level in half a century – but still dangerous.
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20h Updated Fleetwood second in Race to Dubai after Sun City play-off victory
England's Tommy Fleetwood beat Swede Marcus Kinhult at the first play-off hole to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.
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Hong Kong protesters set bridge on fire amid clashes at university – video report20h Hong Kong protesters set bridge on fire amid clashes at university – video report
Police deployed water cannon against protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, in some cases using blue-dyed water laced with pepper spray. Teargas was also fired in an attempt to drive people away from the streets outside Polytechnic University. Protesters who occupied several university campuses last week have largely retreated, but hardliners have fortified themselves inside the Polytechnic and are refusing to leave
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Three lions on a beach: a sculpture for the age of Brexit20h Three lions on a beach: a sculpture for the age of Brexit
What are three decrepit beasts doing washed up on Dover sands? Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor reveals why The Pride of Brexit protests the ‘most unpatriotic events’ Britain has ever seen British lions aren’t supposed to look like this. They’re meant to be fierce, mighty and indomitable, lords of all they survey. But the three creatures here on Dover Beach look sick, emaciated and exhausted. They seem to be crawling to their deaths. These sculptures were recently installed beneath the White Cliffs by Jason deCaires Taylor, who calls them The Pride of Brexit. “They convey,” says the British artist, “the sense of profound loss many of us
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20h Updated Hong Kong police officer shot with arrow during university siege
Hong Kong police have laid siege to a central university campus which has been fortified by pro-democracy protesters after nearly six months of demonstrations in the fiercely divided city.
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Prince Andrew Gets Candid, and Britain Is Appalled21h Updated Prince Andrew Gets Candid, and Britain Is Appalled
Viewers were incredulous that the Duke of York subjected himself to polite-but-relentless grilling about Jeffrey Epstein and accusations that the duke had had sex with a teenager.
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TALK OF THE TOWN: Kate and Louis go ape21h Updated TALK OF THE TOWN: Kate and Louis go ape
TALK OF THE TOWN: Kate attends the weekly £12 Monkey Music sessions with one-year-old Prince Louis. The classes are led by a monkey puppet who asks mums to sing with their babies.
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21h Ex-NSC official corroborates Sondland said he was directed by Trump on Ukraine
Pelosi to Trump: When you come after the whistleblower, 'you're in my wheelhouse' 'SNL' gives impeachment a melodramatic twist
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21h Updated General election 2019: Labour vows to end dental check-up charges
Check-up charges in England of £22.70 will be scrapped under a Labour government, the party says.
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Ethnic Rifts in Bolivia Burst Into View With Fall of Evo Morales21h Updated Ethnic Rifts in Bolivia Burst Into View With Fall of Evo Morales
As the country’s first Indigenous president has tumbled from power, Indigenous Bolivians fear the loss of their hard-won political gains, and say a racial backlash has begun.
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Prince Andrew: fresh questions raised by his Epstein interview21h Prince Andrew: fresh questions raised by his Epstein interview
BBC appearance could increase scrutiny over his ties to the convicted paedophile
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Venice closes St Mark’s Square as high water threatens again22h Venice closes St Mark’s Square as high water threatens again
Third major flooding expected in city in less than a week, as rain lashes rest of Italy Venice has closed St Mark’s Square before the expected third major flooding in less than a week, as rain lashed the rest of Italy and warnings were issued in Florence and Pisa. Venice forecast an “acqua alta”, or high water, of 160cm (over 5ft) for Sunday, lower than Tuesday’s 187cm – the highest level in half a century – but still dangerous.
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22h Hong Kong protests: Police officer wounded in leg by arrow
Police and anti-government protesters are involved in renewed clashes near a university campus.
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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Auckland for royal tour of New Zealand23h Updated Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Auckland for royal tour of New Zealand
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, touched down in Auckland on Sunday morning ahead of their six-day royal tour of New Zealand.
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Iran supreme leader backs petrol price rises as protests spread23h Iran supreme leader backs petrol price rises as protests spread
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says ‘hooligans’ guilty of sabotage are ‘Iran’s enemies’ Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has backed 50% petrol price increases that have sparked protests across Iran, claiming opponents of the Islamic Republic and foreign enemies were guilty of sabotage. But there were also moves from Iranian parliamentarians to reverse the rise amid fears that the protests could spiral out of control, as they have in Iraq and Lebanon.
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Bolton blaze: housing and fire chiefs hit out over ‘cladding lottery’23h Bolton blaze: housing and fire chiefs hit out over ‘cladding lottery’
Calls for overhaul of safety rules after fire spreads rapidly at student accommodation Housing and fire chiefs have criticised the government over a “cladding lottery” and called for an overhaul in UK fire safety regulations after a fire at student flats in Bolton spread “extremely rapidly”. An investigation has been launched after more than 200 students were evacuated when what initially appeared to be a small fire ripped through the upper part of the town-centre six-storey building, which is cladded in high-pressure laminate (HPL) material, “within minutes”.
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23h Harry Dunn biker death: Riders remember crash victim
The 19-year-old died after he was in collision with a car driven by a US diplomat's wife.
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23h Updated Democrat defeats Trump ally in deep-red Louisiana, CNN projects
Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards narrowly won reelection, CNN projected Saturday night, beating out Republican challenger Eddie Rispone, who was backed by President Donald Trump.
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23h Updated UK government and military accused of war crimes cover-up
Soldiers should have been prosecuted for killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, insiders say.
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23h Updated The flat earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core?
"I don't want to be a flat earther," David Weiss says, his voice weary as he reflects on his personal awakening. "Would you wake up in the morning and want everyone to think you're an idiot?"
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General election: Corbyn deflects questions on freedom of movement – live news24h Updated General election: Corbyn deflects questions on freedom of movement – live news
The Labour leader hits the airwaves, but Prince Andrew’s TV bombshell may dominate the day
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Hong Kong Protests: Police and Demonstrators Clash at Occupied Campus24h Updated Hong Kong Protests: Police and Demonstrators Clash at Occupied Campus
The fiery siege escalated on Sunday, a day after unarmed Chinese soldiers stirred fears by staging a choreographed photo op.
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Could I really cut my car insurance bill by driving at 100mph? 24h Updated Could I really cut my car insurance bill by driving at 100mph? 
Strange as it might seem, trying to emulate the newly crowned six-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton on a race track is far more than just about having fun. It makes you a safer driver.
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Saudi Aramco Sees Itself as a $1.7 Trillion Company24h Saudi Aramco Sees Itself as a $1.7 Trillion Company
The world’s largest oil company is providing more data for potential investors in its initial public offering, which is expected next month.
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Boris Johnson surges ahead of Jeremy Corbyn in the polls24h Updated Boris Johnson surges ahead of Jeremy Corbyn in the polls
A Deltapoll survey for The Mail on Sunday gives the Conservatives a 15-point lead, up from 12 points last week. Liberal Democrat support is down five to 11 per cent.
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Ask the prime minister: send us your questions for Jacinda Ardern24h Ask the prime minister: send us your questions for Jacinda Ardern
As Aotearoa New Zealand heads for an election in 2020, what would you like to ask the PM about? Climate change? Gun buybacks? Housing? Over to you ... With New Zealand’s election less than a year away Jacinda Ardern may be hugely personally popular, and her party polling well, but she will face plenty of challenges to stay in the top job. Not least of those will be the threat from smaller parties, which could claim crucial votes under New Zealand’s proportional representation voting system and potentially unseat her.
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24h Beloved giant panda heads to China in a private jet
No cramped leg space and blah entertainment in coach for Bei Bei, the giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in DC. He's off to China this week -- and he's traveling in style.
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Countess Bathurst and her stepson fought a toxic war over their glorious estate for years...24h Updated Countess Bathurst and her stepson fought a toxic war over their glorious estate for years...
Countess Bathurst has left £33m to interior designers Grant White and Geoffrey Bradfield. She 'didn't have a maternal bone in her body' and the Earl, her stepson, has been excluded from her will.
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24h Sri Lanka election: Ex-defence chief Rajapaksa wins presidency
Gotabaya Rajapaksa is declared the winner in a poll that has split the country along ethnic lines.
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The Crown leaves viewers furious as the Queen is shown faking tears at the Aberfan coal-tip tragedy25h Updated The Crown leaves viewers furious as the Queen is shown faking tears at the Aberfan coal-tip tragedy
The Queen visited Aberfan eight days after an avalanche of slurry killed 144 people, mostly children, in 1966. In The Crown the Queen rebuffs Harold Wilson's suggestion to visit relatives.
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Sri Lanka’s Powerful Rajapaksa Family Set to Win Presidential Election25h Updated Sri Lanka’s Powerful Rajapaksa Family Set to Win Presidential Election
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a wartime defense chief, vowed to bring stability to a country still reeling from attacks on Easter Sunday.
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25h Plastic waste: Runners face littering disqualification
In a bid to make Conwy Half Marathon more eco-friendly, organisers are discouraging plastic waste.
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25h Sir John Curtice: How the party leaders rank for popularity
What voters think of the candidates for PM can be important when deciding how to vote.
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25h Updated Thailand hopes to have bullet trains running by 2023
After years of delays and much debate, it's finally happening. Bullet trains are coming to Thailand.
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26h Australia bowler Pattinson suspended for Pakistan Test after making abusive comment
Australia captain Tim Paine says bowler James Pattinson has "let himself down" after being found guilty of his third code of conduct breach of 2019.
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26h ICYMI: Pigs, turtles and a jet suit world record
Here are some of the stories you may have missed this week.
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected president of Sri Lanka26h Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected president of Sri Lanka
Main rival concedes nationalist son of country’s most powerful political dynasty has won Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa, part of the country’s most powerful political dynasty, has been elected president, raising fears about the future of human rights and religious harmony in the region. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the candidate for the SLPP, the Sinhalese-Buddhist nationalist party, claimed an easy victory in the presidential election held on Saturday, which had been fought against the backdrop of some of the worst political instability and violence the country has seen since the end of the civil war a decade ago.
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Is it a coup or a return to democracy? Battle for Bolivia’s soul rages26h Is it a coup or a return to democracy? Battle for Bolivia’s soul rages
With protests growing in La Paz, the future of the country Evo Morales reshaped is in doubt On one side of Bolivia’s political chasm people and leaders are denouncing a “coup”. On the other, they are welcoming the “return of democracy”. The dispute over what is happening in Bolivia has spilled far beyond the country’s borders, fought over by allies and critics around the world. But the most intense battles are playing out on the streets where the crisis began just a few weeks ago, now more volatile than ever, as protesters on both sides say they are fighting for the soul and future of their country.
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Support for Hong Kong’s rebels wavers after most violent week yet26h Support for Hong Kong’s rebels wavers after most violent week yet
Although many remain sympathetic to the cause, citizens are becoming increasingly fearful One crisp and sunny morning last week, the normally busy road outside the main entrance to the University of Hong Kong was eerily quiet. Overlooked by mango trees, the road was empty, save for
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Prince Andrew: I didn’t have sex with teenager, I was home after Pizza Express in Woking26h Prince Andrew: I didn’t have sex with teenager, I was home after Pizza Express in Woking
Duke of York claims alibi in interview with Emily Maitlis for Newsnight about Jeffrey Epstein links
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Hollywood star Tom Hardy posts tribute to hero dog that helped to take out Isis terror chief 26h Hollywood star Tom Hardy posts tribute to hero dog that helped to take out Isis terror chief 
Tom Hardy posted the sticker while on a street in leafy Richmond, South-West London. The 42-year-old Peaky Blinders star was with his actress wife Charlotte Riley.
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