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25m Updated 6.8-magnitude quake rocks the Philippines
At least one person was killed after a powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Sunday.
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Prime Leverage: How Amazon Wields Power in the Technology World36m Updated Prime Leverage: How Amazon Wields Power in the Technology World
Software start-ups have a phrase for what Amazon is doing to them: ‘strip-mining’ them of their innovations.
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36m Updated Anna Karina, Star of French New Wave Cinema, Is Dead at 79
The actress made dozens of films, in addition to pursuing a singing career and writing four novels.
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Italy: more than 50,000 evacuated in Brindisi after WW2 bomb found48m Italy: more than 50,000 evacuated in Brindisi after WW2 bomb found
British bomb believed to have been dropped on southern Italian city in 1941 More than 50,000 people had to evacuate their homes in Brindisi in the south of Italy on Sunday, as experts removed a second world war British bomb. The British bomb, uncovered by construction workers on 2 November during refurbishment works at a cinema, is believed to have been dropped on the port city in 1941.
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U.S. Secretly Expelled Chinese Officials Suspected of Spying After Breach of Military Base58m Updated U.S. Secretly Expelled Chinese Officials Suspected of Spying After Breach of Military Base
Chinese Embassy officials trespassed onto a Virginia base that is home to Special Operations forces. Their expulsions added to tensions between Washington and Beijing.
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Chinese state broadcaster pulls Arsenal match after Mesut Özil criticism1h 6m Chinese state broadcaster pulls Arsenal match after Mesut Özil criticism
Özil posted message about China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims
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1h 7m BBC: TV licence fee decriminalisation being considered
The government is to examine whether failure to pay the annual charge should remain an offence.
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1h 45m Updated Anti-impeachment Democrat expected to switch parties
A freshman Democrat, who strongly opposes House Democrats' impeachment of President Donald Trump, is expected to switch to the Republican Party and is telling colleagues his intentions, according to a senior Democratic aide.
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1h 52m Updated Climate change: Longest talks end with compromise deal
Exhausted delegates reach agreement on the key question of ambition with tricky issues postponed.
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Anna Karina: an actor of easy charm and grace whose presence radiated from the screen | Peter Bradshaw1h 54m Updated Anna Karina: an actor of easy charm and grace whose presence radiated from the screen | Peter Bradshaw
From her landmark early films with Jean-Luc Godard to later work such as The Nun, Karina’s beauty and charisma shone out It was
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One thing Johnson’s victory doesn’t change: he’s still lying about Ireland | Fintan O’Toole2h One thing Johnson’s victory doesn’t change: he’s still lying about Ireland | Fintan O’Toole
His false claims about the withdrawal agreement reveal an utter lack of interest in Brexit’s consequences for Belfast and Dublin The difficulty for other governments in dealing with Boris Johnson is to figure out whether he is lying or merely ignorant. There was so much weirdness in the general election campaign that it was easy to miss a moment that would have once caused something of a sensation. But in this new era, it was barely remarkable that a friendly foreign government had to intervene to say that important statements by a British prime minister were patently untrue. On the weekend before polling day, Johnson told Sky News that there was “
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UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets2h UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets
Partial agreement at COP25 that countries must be more ambitious to fulfil Paris goals Climate talks in Madrid have ended with a partial agreement to ask countries to come up with more ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet the terms of the 2015 Paris accord. Few countries came to this year’s talks with updated plans to reach the Paris goals, though the EU finally agreed its long-term target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Experts say more ambitious emissions cuts are needed globally if the Paris pledge to hold global heating to no more than 2C is to be met.
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2h Updated Man shot in Hull street by armed police
The man is critically ill after being shot by armed police on a street in Hull.
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#Disinformation: the online threat to protest in the Middle East2h #Disinformation: the online threat to protest in the Middle East
Social media users face attacks from influencers and fake accounts at home and abroad When Lebanese journalist Dima Sadek tweeted footage of chants against the country’s powerful armed movement Hezbollah, she quickly became the target of online abuse. Sadek was reporting from the scene of protests that have swept Lebanon since mid-October, with demonstrators furious at a government they see as corrupt and incompetent.
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2h Starc and Lyon bowl Australia to big win over New Zealand
Mitchell Starc takes nine wickets in the match as Australia beat New Zealand by 296 runs in the first Test in Perth.
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2h Updated General election 2019: Labour leadership takes blame over result
Jeremy Corbyn says he is "sorry we came up short", while John McDonnell says he "owns this disaster".
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Princess Beatrice gets her wedding date at last2h Updated Princess Beatrice gets her wedding date at last
Her Majesty says that Beatrice and her fiance Edo Mapelli Mozzi can reveal details about their big day in the New Year, writes CHARLOTTE GRIFFITHS.
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2h Updated Violent protests erupt on streets of Beirut
Dozens were injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in central Beirut on Saturday, one of the most violent nights since anti-government demonstrations started in October.
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Hong Kong violence breaks out again in shopping centres3h Hong Kong violence breaks out again in shopping centres
Police make arrests and use pepper spray as flashmobs and vandalism break out Hong Kong police used pepper spray and made arrests on Sunday as small groups of black-clad pro-democracy protesters targeted some of the city’s shopping centres, ending a rare lull in violence. Flashmob protests and vandalism broke out in several locations. Riot police responded with pepper spray and arrests in at least two shopping centres as members of the public heckled them.
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3h Tourist shot dead outside luxury Argentina hotel, report says
A British man has been killed and his son injured while traveling by bus to a luxury hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday, CNN affiliate TN reported.
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3h Watch: Massive crash at Track Cycling World Cup
Watch as riders are involved in a huge crash in the women's Omnium Scratch race on the final day of competition at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Brisbane.
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Madrid climate change talks end without deal on key carbon targets4h Madrid climate change talks end without deal on key carbon targets
International climate talks that have gone on for two weeks have failed to reach an agreement on a key part of a deal that would help reduce global carbon emissions.
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Man in critical condition after being shot by police in Hull4h Man in critical condition after being shot by police in Hull
Officers say they were called to reports of man in possession of firearm in street A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot by police in Hull. Humberside police said armed officers were called to reports of a man in possession of a firearm in Hessle Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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4h Briton shot dead outside luxury hotel in Argentina, report says
A British man has been killed and his son injured while traveling by bus to a luxury hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday, CNN affiliate TN reported.
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Strong Earthquake Hits the Southern Philippines4h Updated Strong Earthquake Hits the Southern Philippines
A 6-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed on her during the powerful quake, the third of magnitude 6.5 or higher to strike the area since late October.
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Small-town Alaskan newspaper seeks new owner. Price: $04h Small-town Alaskan newspaper seeks new owner. Price: $0
Larry Persily hopes to pass the Skagway News on to a committed journalist willing to live in a town of 1,000 An Alaska newspaper publisher is ready to hand his operation to a new owner at an unbeatable price: $0. Larry Persily, a longtime journalist who runs the Skagway News in the state’s panhandle, is willing to give away the small-town paper to a multi-talented professional who can ensure it a bright future.
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Anna Karina, French new wave icon – a life in pictures5h Anna Karina, French new wave icon – a life in pictures
The Danish born actor, who was to become one of the icons of French new wave cinema in the 1960s, has died at the age of 79. Here we look back at her career.
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French new wave star Anna Karina dies aged 795h French new wave star Anna Karina dies aged 79
Karina was best known for the string of films she made with Jean-Luc Godard, including A Woman Is a Woman and Pierrot le Fou Danish-French actor Anna Karina, star of Band a Parte and Pierrot le Fou and collaborator with New Wave director Jean-Paul Godard, has died of cancer at the age of 79, her agent said. Karina, who epitomised 1960s chic with her elfin features and big kohl-rimmed blue eyes, starred in seven films made by her ex-husband Godard, including Alphaville.
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Phillip Schofield hits back at rumours of a feud with This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby5h Updated Phillip Schofield hits back at rumours of a feud with This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby
Asked about speculation of tensions with Miss Willoughby and others, the 57-year-old said: 'Can you imagine a feud between us ever happening? It's not as if we have to defend anything.'
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5h Updated First victim of New Zealand volcano eruption named
A 21-year-old Australian woman is the first named victim in New Zealand's White Island volcano eruption that left at least 16 people dead.
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Race against time to launch Europe’s troubled mission to Mars5h Race against time to launch Europe’s troubled mission to Mars
European Space Agency asks for help from Nasa with ExoMars project as trials fail and cost rises to €1bn Space engineers are racing against time to fix major faults in the robot probe they plan to send to Mars next year. The complex parachute system that should slow
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Rubber bullets fired as Beirut protests turn violent6h Rubber bullets fired as Beirut protests turn violent
Dozens of people have been injured in running battles between security forces and anti-government protesters in Lebanon.
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BBC storm as star of its top Christmas show trolls Laura Kuenssberg on Twitter at 2am 6h Updated BBC storm as star of its top Christmas show trolls Laura Kuenssberg on Twitter at 2am 
Gavin And Stacey star Mathew Horne's comments came after weeks of vitriol aimed at the BBC's political editor by Labour supporters, who claim the campaign coverage was biased.
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Man charged with murder after boy, 15, found dead in Cheshire6h Man charged with murder after boy, 15, found dead in Cheshire
Matthew Mason, 18, arrested hours after Alex Rodda was found dead in country lane An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder after the body of a 15-year-old boy was found in a country lane in Cheshire. The body of Alex Rodda was discovered on Friday morning in a lane in Ashley, near the Greater Manchester town of Hale.
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6h Updated General election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn apologises over heavy Labour defeat
In letters to two Sunday papers, the Labour leader admits the party came up short in Thursday's poll.
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Red Len McLuskey and his friend Karie Murphy are accused of turning on leader6h Updated Red Len McLuskey and his friend Karie Murphy are accused of turning on leader
Labour's post-Election civil war escalated last night as Jeremy Corbyn's former top aide, Karie Murphy, was accused of trying to blame him personally for the party's historic defeat.
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6h Updated The surprising ads once used to sell tours to deadly volcano
With hindsight, it looks embarrassingly inappropriate, but long before New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted killing at least 15 people this week, it was once humorously marketed as a fun destination for risk takers.
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Flight evacuated using slides as cabin starts to fill up with smoke6h Flight evacuated using slides as cabin starts to fill up with smoke
Passengers on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Perth evacuated using slides after the Airbus A330 was forced to return as the cabin filled with smoke.
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7h Updated Strictly Come Dancing 2019 crowns its winners
Kelvin, Emma and Karim have done battle on the BBC dancefloor but who won the glitterball trophy?
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The long road to Jaden Moodie’s murder7h The long road to Jaden Moodie’s murder
The brutal killing of a 14-year-old boy highlights the difficulty of keeping vulnerable children safe from the lure of county lines gangsOnce again the inextricable links between drug dealing, poverty, troubled family lives and a disrupted education have been laid bare with the conviction last week of 19-year-old
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30 royally ridiculous lies that make The Crown a travesty of the truth7h Updated 30 royally ridiculous lies that make The Crown a travesty of the truth
Despite the critical acclaim, there's a host of jarring falsehoods in The Crown - as CLAUDIA JOSEPH and HUGO VICKERS reveal in this definitive investigation of the Netflix hit's 'facts'
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7h Updated British man shot dead in robbery outside hotel in Buenos Aires
The 50-year-old man and his son, who was wounded, were shot outside a luxury hotel in Buenos Aires.
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Breast cancer could soon be beaten in a week7h Updated Breast cancer could soon be beaten in a week
Among announcements made at a major breast cancer conference last week were a blood DNA test that could mean no chemo - and a ten-day treatment of targeted tumour-blasting X-rays.
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Northern Ireland’s sectarian parties punished by rise of the non-aligned7h Northern Ireland’s sectarian parties punished by rise of the non-aligned
Away from the loyalist-republican fights in Belfast, it was Alliance and SDLP candidates who fared bestThe battle for Belfast North felt like a throwback to the Troubles, with dirty tricks, gory posters and sectarian rhetoric. It pitted the Democratic Unionist party’s deputy leader, Nigel Dodds, against Sinn Féin’s rising star, John Finucane, in Northern Ireland’s most bitter contest. In a possible first for a UK election, a candidate was outed as a public urinator. Police caught Finucane, the mayor of Belfast, peeing outside city hall one night after he was locked out of his office with a full bladder, it emerged. Puns about who leaked the leak provided fleeting comic relief.
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Debate so white: candidates of color miss out as Democratic field narrows7h Debate so white: candidates of color miss out as Democratic field narrows
Despite an increasingly diverse party, Andrew Yang will be the only non-white face on the stage in Los Angeles When the Democratic presidential candidates gather in Los Angeles next Thursday to debate for the sixth time, the stage will look rather different than it did when the contenders first faced off back in June. A field that was initially celebrated for its diversity has been whittled down to seven debate participants: the former vice-president Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, billionaire activist Tom Steyer and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. Five of them are men, and all but one of them are white.
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White Island volcano: what we know about the victims7h White Island volcano: what we know about the victims
The 47 people caught in the blast came from seven different countries. There are 16 confirmed fatalities, with many of the injured still in critical condition There are 16 confirmed victims of the fatal eruption on White Island/Whakaari in New Zealand. Two people are still unaccounted for after defence force operatives were unable to locate their remains during a mission on Sunday. There were 47 people on the island at the time of the eruption, 38 of them from the cruise liner Ovation of the Seas. Those present comprised of 24 people from Australia, nine from the US, two Britons, four Germans, five New Zealanders, two people from China and one from Malaysia.
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Mum whose baby was ripped from her arms by police wins settlement7h Mum whose baby was ripped from her arms by police wins settlement
A woman whose one-year-old child was wrenched from her arms by officers in New York City is to receive a cash settlement from the city.
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7h New Zealand volcano: Death toll rises with two still missing
A person who was being treated in hospital in Australia dies, as rescuers fail to recover two bodies.
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8h Updated Woods victory sets up US Presidents Cup win over International team
Tiger Woods' US team dominated Sunday's singles as they beat the International team 16-14 to win an eighth successive Presidents Cup.
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Lebanon protests: 40 injured as violence flares again in Beirut8h Lebanon protests: 40 injured as violence flares again in Beirut
Security forces fire tear gas and rubber bullets after Hezbollah supporters target camps of anti-government movement Lebanese security forces have fired rubber bullets, tear gas and used water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters from the centre of Beirut. The violence, which started on Saturday and lasted in the early hours of Sunday, was some of the worst
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New Zealand volcano disaster: Australian victim transferred to Sydney hospital dies8h Updated New Zealand volcano disaster: Australian victim transferred to Sydney hospital dies
Death toll rises to 16 as bid to retrieve the remains of those still missing on White Island is unsuccessful An Australian victim caught in New Zealand’s deadly White Island volcano eruption has died in hospital in Sydney, bringing the death toll from the tragedy to 16. The man died in Concord hospital almost a week after the deadly blast. It was the first death to occur in Australia following the eruption.
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9h BBC Sport advent calendar: Luis Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini at 2014 World Cup
Day 15 of BBC Sport's advent calendar looking back at the sporting decade features one of the most infamous moments in World Cup history from 2014.
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McDonald’s fires owner of two Victorian restaurants after video of alleged racialised rant goes viral9h McDonald’s fires owner of two Victorian restaurants after video of alleged racialised rant goes viral
Comments in video were ‘unacceptable’ and ‘do not reflect the beliefs of the company’, the fast-food chain said
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The lies have it: Republicans abandon truth in Trump impeachment defence9h The lies have it: Republicans abandon truth in Trump impeachment defence
As the GOP counter-offensive runs on fake news and conspiracy theories, critics say truth itself is under attack “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four,” George Orwell wrote in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. “If that is granted, all else follows.”
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Turkey renews military pledge to Libya as threat of Mediterranean war grows9h Turkey renews military pledge to Libya as threat of Mediterranean war grows
Ankara ready to defend government in Tripoli in latest policy to inflame tensions with US, EU, Greece and Middle East countries The threat of a military clash in the Mediterranean has drawn nearer following talks in which Turkey has underlined its willingness to send troops to Libya to defend the country’s UN-recognised government. The government of national accord in Tripoli, or GNA, is facing what is billed as a decisive assault by General Khalifa Haftar, the eastern Libyan military warlord. Turkey, already at loggerheads with the US Congress and EU on multiple fronts, last week signed a military co-operation agreement with GNA that enables it to request troops from Turkey. The agreement, sent to the Turkish parliament on Saturday, provides for a so-called quick reaction force for police and military in Libya, as well as enhanced cooperation on intelligence and defence.
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Anger as rifts scupper hopes of breakthrough at UN climate talks9h Updated Anger as rifts scupper hopes of breakthrough at UN climate talks
US, Brazil, Australia and China accused of frustrating progress in marathon COP25 negotiations in Madrid
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10h Updated Anti-impeachment Democrat is expected to switch parties
A freshman Democrat, who strongly opposes House Democrats' impeachment of President Donald Trump, is expected to switch to the Republican Party and is telling colleagues his intentions, according to a senior Democratic aide.
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For Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Weakening of Ties10h Updated For Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Weakening of Ties
Both strongly opposed Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan. With that now a certainty, independence is in the air, particularly in Scotland.
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10h New Zealand volcano: Death toll rises to 16 as two remain missing
A person who was being treated in hospital in Australia dies, as two bodies remain missing.
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Western Australia bushfire emergency continues as Sydney suffers a smoky Sunday11h Western Australia bushfire emergency continues as Sydney suffers a smoky Sunday
Towns north of Perth threatened by out-of-control blazes as mercury set to hit 40C for third day, and 111 fires continue to burn in NSW Thousands of properties have been saved from a bushfire raging out-of-control north of Perth but authorities say the threat isn’t over.  On Sunday the Yanchep blaze remained at an emergency warning after firefighters protected about 6,000 homes from the near-12,000 hectare blaze burning since Wednesday.
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Volcano death toll rises to 16 as victim dies in Australia hospital11h Volcano death toll rises to 16 as victim dies in Australia hospital
The death toll from the volcanic eruption on White Island has reached 16 after another victim died in hospital in Australia.
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Couple with seven children are handed more than £3,000 by well-wishers12h Couple with seven children are handed more than £3,000 by well-wishers
Ryan Rodgers, 26, and Jenny Grimes, 25, from Liverpool, are said to be neighbours from hell, and their own relatives have been left bemused by their claims of dire financial need.
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13h Thousands of chunky, squirming innkeeper worms washed up beach
A horde of large, fat worms descended upon a central California beach, spooked out of their burrows by a bomb cyclone.
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Mary Berry teaches William and Kate to cook a festive charity meal13h Mary Berry teaches William and Kate to cook a festive charity meal
'I did have to tell Prince William off for cheating during a roulade competition,' laughs Mary Berry as she recounts the 'magical' moments of cooking with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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Lesbian kiss row: Wedding-planning site hits out at Hallmark13h Lesbian kiss row: Wedding-planning site hits out at Hallmark
A wedding planning website has refused to advertise on the Hallmark Channel again after it scrapped commercials featuring two brides kissing at the altar.
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13h Updated Miss Jamaica crowned 2019 Miss World
Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World on Saturday.
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14h How to avoid an election fallout with the fam this Christmas
From social media to the local pub, tips for keeping any chat about politics from boiling over.
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14h General election 2019: Ten lesser-known MPs to keep an eye on
Here are some of the MPs who could exert influence in the newly elected House of Commons.
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14h Blyth Valley: A constituency that changed its mind
Blyth Valley has always been a Labour seat - until Friday morning. What's behind the change?
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New Zealand volcano disaster: recovery team unable to find last two bodies on White Island15h Updated New Zealand volcano disaster: recovery team unable to find last two bodies on White Island
Defence force operatives fail to locate missing pair as death toll from tragedy rises to 15 after a patient dies from injuries A follow-up mission to New Zealand’s White Island in a bid to retrieve the remains of those still missing after Monday’s volcanic eruption has been unsuccessful. Defence force operatives returned to Whakaari on Sunday, two days after their
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15h Thousands of Santa Clauses flood NYC streets. Welcome to SantaCon
It's almost Christmas, and what could that mean besides lots of food, gifts and ... Santas?
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15h Updated Eliud Kipchoge wins World Sport Star of the Year 2019
Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge is voted Sports Personality's World Sport Star of the Year.
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British tourist fatally shot in robbery outside Buenos Aires hotel15h Updated British tourist fatally shot in robbery outside Buenos Aires hotel
Mateus Zonegibbar was killed and his son Estefan injured in Argentina after being targeted by robbers A British tourist was killed and his son seriously wounded when they were shot outside a luxury hotel in Buenos Aires during a robbery. Mateus Zonegibbar, aged 50 and his son Estefan, 28, were targeted on Saturday by robbers on a motorcycle, supported by accomplices in a car, according to local reports.
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Western Australia bushfire emergency continues as Sydney braces for a smoky Sunday15h Updated Western Australia bushfire emergency continues as Sydney braces for a smoky Sunday
Towns north of Perth threatened by out-of-control blazes as mercury set to hit 40C for third day, and 111 fires continue to burn in NSW Thousands of properties have been saved from a bushfire burning out-of-control north of Perth in Western Australia but lives and homes remain under threat. The fire near Yanchep has destroyed nearly 12,000 hectares, with about 400 firefighters battling to bring it under control ahead of another day of scorching temperatures.
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Woman arrested after stabbing in Greater Manchester16h Woman arrested after stabbing in Greater Manchester
Woman held on suspicion of attempted murder while another remains in hospital in serious condition A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after another woman was seriously injured in a stabbing in Greater Manchester. Two women, aged 39 and 28, were taken to hospital for treatment after the incident on Atherton Road in Hindley Green, Greater Manchester at about 10.30am on Saturday.
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Police name boy, 15, found dead in Cheshire in suspected murder16h Updated Police name boy, 15, found dead in Cheshire in suspected murder
Officers question 19-year-old man after body of Alex Rodda found in Ashley
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Italy’s New ‘Sardines’ Movement Packs Piazzas to Protest Far-Right Leader18h Updated Italy’s New ‘Sardines’ Movement Packs Piazzas to Protest Far-Right Leader
A liberal, grass-roots movement aims to support civility, equality and a candidate to undercut Matteo Salvini’s anti-migrant rhetoric.
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North Korea Links 2nd ‘Crucial’ Test to Nuclear Weapons Program18h Updated North Korea Links 2nd ‘Crucial’ Test to Nuclear Weapons Program
As a top American envoy visits the region, the North declared that tests would bolster its “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent.”
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18h Saracens beat Munster to maintain European hopes
Title-holders Saracens keep their Champions Cup defence alive after inflicting Munster's first European defeat of the season.
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UN climate talks drag on as rifts scupper hopes of breakthrough18h UN climate talks drag on as rifts scupper hopes of breakthrough
Governments including the US, Brazil, Australia and China accused of frustrating negotiations
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Feminism comes of age in Finland as female coalition takes the reins18h Feminism comes of age in Finland as female coalition takes the reins
For more than a century, the Nordic country has blazed a trail for women in politics. But even there, the battle for equality isn’t over, writes
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British father killed and step-son injured in Argentina robbery, reports20h British father killed and step-son injured in Argentina robbery, reports
A British father has been killed and his step-son seriously injured after they were shot in a suspected robbery in Argentina, according to local media.
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20h Updated Leicester lose ground at top with draw against Norwich
Leicester are dealt a huge blow in the Premier League title race as they are held to a draw by a battling Norwich at King Power Stadium.
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20h Updated On New Zealand’s Volcano, Knee-Deep Ash and Boiling Water Underfoot
The team that recovered bodies from White Island went “to the depths of their endurance and past it,” said the colonel who oversaw the mission.
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In the wake of the bushfires: stricken residents face grim job of rebuilding20h In the wake of the bushfires: stricken residents face grim job of rebuilding
More than 700 houses have been destroyed since the bushfire crisis began. What happens next for those who have lost everything? One month after a bushfire burned the home they built from scratch in the northern New South Wales town of Nymboida, Stu Mackay is sifting through the rubble to find cast-iron tools. The tools are heirlooms, and the Mackays will need them to rebuild. Theirs is one of 632 houses lost in NSW since Friday 8 November, when deadly weather conditions sent fast-moving bushfires through
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Can Italians be persuaded to speak sotto voce on the train? | Tobias Jones20h Can Italians be persuaded to speak sotto voce on the train? | Tobias Jones
The introduction of quiet carriages in Italy challenges stereotypes of native behaviour The announcement that Italy’s high-speed train franchise, Frecciarossa, is introducing “
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20h Updated Alex Rodda: Boy found dead in village named
An 18-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murdering the 15-year-old.
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JAN MOIR: Were we all hallucinating in the battle of Big Beasts and bucket heads? 21h Updated JAN MOIR: Were we all hallucinating in the battle of Big Beasts and bucket heads? 
JAN MOIR: Andrews Neil and Marr and John Bercow jostled for supremacy during the rolling coverage of the UK election, with fangs poised for the killer soundbite.
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STEPHEN DAISLEY: Yes, Boris Johnson can scuttle Scexit - as long as he holds his nerve 21h STEPHEN DAISLEY: Yes, Boris Johnson can scuttle Scexit - as long as he holds his nerve 
STEPHEN DAISLEY: Nicola Sturgeon's party went from 35 seats to 48, halving the Scottish Tory MP group and taking Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson's seat of East Dunbartonshire.
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21h Barcelona draw leaves door open for Real Madrid in La Liga
Barcelona and Real Sociedad played out a thrilling draw as the Catalan side failed to hold on for a victory that would have guaranteed it top spot in La Liga.
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The REAL winners and losers! From the Loch Ness monster to Lily Allen, who got a ballot box bounce?21h Updated The REAL winners and losers! From the Loch Ness monster to Lily Allen, who got a ballot box bounce?
The adorable rescue puppy adopted by the PM and who starred on the campaign trail with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds is now top dog in No 10.
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21h Bournemouth stun Chelsea late on to end losing run
Dan Gosling's late goal gives Bournemouth their first win since early November in a scrappy encounter at Chelsea.
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Richard Burgon refuses to rule out a bid for Labour leadership bid but is ruthlessly mocked21h Updated Richard Burgon refuses to rule out a bid for Labour leadership bid but is ruthlessly mocked
The shadow justice secretary, who is one of Jeremy Corbyn's most trusted lieutenants, fuelled speculation he was poised to enter the race.
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21h Updated General election 2019: Labour facing long haul, warns McDonnell
Shadow chancellor blames Brexit for the party's defeat, saying Jeremy Corbyn was "the right leader".
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An Arsenal Star Criticized China’s Detention Camps. Fury Soon Followed.22h Updated An Arsenal Star Criticized China’s Detention Camps. Fury Soon Followed.
The soccer club distanced itself after Mesut Özil condemned China’s mass detention of Uighurs. But Chinese state media, and sports fans, were not mollified.
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23h Updated Liverpool 2-0 Watford: Mohamed Salah double gives Reds win
Liverpool extend their unbeaten start to the Premier League season as Mohamed Salah's first-half goal secured a 2-0 win over bottom-placed Watford.
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Washington DC’s go-go music gets recognition after years underground23h Washington DC’s go-go music gets recognition after years underground
The city tried for years to suppress the sound from the streets but in 2020 will finally give it official recognitionIt’s been the rhythmic African American underbelly of Washington DC for half a century, as culturally important as jazz in New Orleans, country music in Nashville or rock’n’roll in Memphis. Yet go-go, a foot-stomping, drum-based fusion of funk, rap and R&B, has – barring a brief championing by sections of the British music press in the mid-1980s – rarely been heard outside the clubs, churches and street corners of its DC heartland. That is, until now.
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Finland’s all-female coalition roll up their sleeves to tackle ... sexism23h Finland’s all-female coalition roll up their sleeves to tackle ... sexism
The Finns have just elected their youngest female prime minister, but the challenges she faces – from abuse to discrimination – are dauntingJust off Helsinki’s main shopping drag, toddlers in glitter paint whirl round their mothers, who are somehow managing to listen intently to a lecture on how to boost their careers with LinkedIn. No one bats an eye at the intermittent shrieks. It’s business as usual at this Christmas networking meeting in the country that has come closer than perhaps anywhere else to making “having it all” a feminist reality, rather than an impossible goal to torment exhausted, overstretched women.
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On the rocks: gin club derailed by Crossrail23h On the rocks: gin club derailed by Crossrail
London business faces year of closure after drilling floods basement One of Soho’s most treasured institutions has become the latest London business to castigate Crossrail for threatening its future. The
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EU looks at extending Brexit transition period beyond 202023h EU looks at extending Brexit transition period beyond 2020
Move is being considered by EU officials in face of Johnson not seeking extension beyond 11 months EU leaders would take the initiative and request an extension to the transition period, keeping the UK under Brussels regulations beyond 2020, under a plan mooted for dealing with the unlikelihood of Boris Johnson seeking a delay. The move is being considered by EU officials as a way out of the problem posed by the short time available to negotiate a new relationship and the prime minister’s insistence that he will not seek an extension beyond 11 months.
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23h Fifa Club World Cup: Al Hilal goalkeeper heroics prevents own goal
Al Hilal goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayoof makes a "spectacular save" to prevent an own goal during their Club World Cup match against Esperance Sportive de Tunis.
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Military police remove climate protesters from Schiphol airport23h Military police remove climate protesters from Schiphol airport
Hundreds of demonstrators call for international hub in Amsterdam to curb emissions
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Grease stars don movie costumes four decades on24h Grease stars don movie costumes four decades on
Fans hopelessly devoted to Grease got the chance to re-live the classic musical when stars of the box office hit donned their costumes for the first time in 41 years.
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Women injured after double stabbing in Hindley24h Women injured after double stabbing in Hindley
Investigation under way into attack in Greater Manchester One woman has been seriously injured in a double stabbing in Greater Manchester, while another has sustained minor injuries. Emergency services were called to the incident in Hindley at about 10.30am on Saturday.
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24h Updated Liverpool beat Watford to extend unbeaten Premier League run to 34 games
Liverpool continued its unbeaten run in the Premier League with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Watford.
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Ex-Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir sentenced to two years of detention24h Updated Ex-Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir sentenced to two years of detention
Deposed president convicted of corruption, receiving illegal gifts and possessing foreign currency Omar al-Bashir, the former president of Sudan, has been sentenced to two years of detention after being found guilty of charges of corruption, receiving illegal gifts and possessing foreign currency. Bashir has been in prison in Khartoum since being
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25h UN climate talks hit rough waters
UN climate talks in Madrid appear to be in trouble as they head deep into extra time.
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25h Wigan stabbing: Two women injured in attack
One of the women is seriously injured in hospital, police say.
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Sudan’s Ousted Leader Is Sentenced to Two Years for Corruption25h Updated Sudan’s Ousted Leader Is Sentenced to Two Years for Corruption
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, accused of genocide in Darfur, was charged with possessing foreign currency and receiving illegal gifts.
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Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court25h Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court
Muslim victims of Myanmar ‘clearances’ voice outrage as peace prize winner dismisses atrocity chargesWhen Aung San Suu Kyi rose to denounce genocide charges against her country at the “world court” last week, three victims of Myanmar’s ethnic violence were sitting close behind the Nobel peace prize winner – disbelieving and seething with anger. Hamida Khatun, Yousuf Ali and Hasina Begum had travelled from the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp outside Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to sit on the legal delegation attending the International Court of Justice’s emergency hearing in The Hague, in the Netherlands.
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For African Migrants, Hope and a Home in a Vacant French School25h Updated For African Migrants, Hope and a Home in a Vacant French School
With a record number of asylum seekers, France is getting tough on immigration. But 450 squatters find shelter in a school building in Lyon.
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25h Stormont stalemate: Varadkar and Johnson aim to restore executive
The leaders pledged to work with Northern Ireland parties to restore Good Friday Agreement institutions.
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25h Updated Ex-Sudan leader sentenced to 2 years over corruption
Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a correctional facility after being found guilty of corruption and illegitimate possession of foreign currency.
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25h Updated Election 2019: Sturgeon gathers SNP MPs after victory
The first minister says most people in Scotland want a "very different future" to the rest of the UK.
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25h Updated General election 2019: Boris Johnson thanks North for trusting Tories
Boris Johnson visits Sedgefield in north-east England, which has returned its first Conservative MP for 84 years, following the party's general election victory.
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Two women seriously injured after being stabbed in Hindley25h Two women seriously injured after being stabbed in Hindley
Investigation under way but incident in Greater Manchester not treated as terror related Two women have been seriously injured following a double stabbing in Greater Manchester. Emergency services were called to the incident in Atherton Road, Hindley, at about 10.30am on Saturday.
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Thailand sees biggest anti-government protest since 2014 coup26h Thailand sees biggest anti-government protest since 2014 coup
Bangkok demonstration called in response to ban on opposition party Future Forward Thousands of people joined Bangkok’s biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday, after authorities in Thailand moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha. The demonstration, called a day earlier by the
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Keith Flint remembered by Richard Russell26h Keith Flint remembered by Richard Russell
17 September 1969 – 4 March 2019
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Snow and heavy showers hits parts of UK26h Snow and heavy showers hits parts of UK
Derbyshire town endures blizzard conditions and Met Office issues 13 flood warnings
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26h Updated Prime minister and taoiseach aim to restore NI Executive
The leaders pledged to work with Northern Ireland parties to restore Good Friday Agreement institutions.
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Belgian Carnival Removed From UNESCO List Over Anti-Semitic Imagery27h Belgian Carnival Removed From UNESCO List Over Anti-Semitic Imagery
The Aalst carnival has been criticized for depicting Jews with sidecurls and oversize noses atop piles of money.
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27h Pandas and skiing Santas - some of the stories you may have missed
Some of the stories you may have missed this week.
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Sudan’s Ousted Leader Is Sentenced to Two Years27h Updated Sudan’s Ousted Leader Is Sentenced to Two Years
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, accused of genocide in Darfur, was charged with possessing foreign currency, corruption and receiving illegal gifts.
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Lisa Bloom on working for Weinstein: ‘Attorneys represent a lot of distasteful people’27h Lisa Bloom on working for Weinstein: ‘Attorneys represent a lot of distasteful people’
Before representing five of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, the lawyer advised the producer on how to discredit his accusers. Does she have any regrets? The night before I meet Lisa Bloom, the BBC screens its interview with Virginia Giuffre, the woman who has accused Prince Andrew of having sex with her after she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein. It is a bombshell of an interview, with Giuffre giving a detailed account of her alleged encounters with the prince. It is also classic Bloom territory: for the past decade, the American lawyer’s name has been synonymous with high-profile cases in which a woman accuses a powerful man of sexual misconduct, often played out in the glare of camera lights. With her signature mix of legal aggression and media friendliness, Bloom has represented women against both Bill Cosby and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly – and won. In the O’Reilly case, she forced the Fox network to engage by filming her client calling the company’s sexual harassment hotline, and posting the video on Twitter. More accusers came forward, advertisers fled, and O’Reilly was done. Bloom handles publicity the way a samurai wields a sword. Bloom is not representing Giuffre. But she is representing five other women who claim Epstein abused them, as well as two others who say they remember seeing Giuffre with Prince Andrew at the London nightclub Tramp in 2001, on the night at the centre of the allegations. (The prince has insisted this encounter was “impossible”, his unforgettable alibi being that he was at Pizza Express in Woking at the time. He has also denied having sex with Giuffre.)
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DOMINIC SANDBROOK: We love our country. Corbyn never understood that. Boris did.28h Updated DOMINIC SANDBROOK: We love our country. Corbyn never understood that. Boris did.
DOMINIC SANDBROOK: To future generations, the names of toppled Labour strongholds will tell the story of Boris Johnson's tidal wave.
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Care home of horrors where one child ate 122 chicken nuggets in a week28h Updated Care home of horrors where one child ate 122 chicken nuggets in a week
A damning Ofsted report highlighted issues such as uncleanliness, excessive junk food and allegations of assault at the Orbis Abbey Rose residential children's home in Gloucestershire.
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UK weather: heavy showers to continue over the weekend28h UK weather: heavy showers to continue over the weekend
Northern England and Scotland may face snow, while 13 flood warnings and 130 flood alerts were issued for parts of the country Heavy showers across the UK are expected to continue over the weekend with the potential for snow in northern England and Scotland, the Met Office has said. Rain showers, blustery gales and spots of sunshine are expected throughout the weekend, with Netweather warning of gales in the south with gusts of over 50mph in the English Channel, and wet hill snow in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
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Codeword used to warn of fire could be scrapped28h Updated Codeword used to warn of fire could be scrapped
The 'Inspector Sands' announcement is used at stations, on the London Underground and at airports to warn of a possible fire emergency. But many say it is now redundant.
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Former Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir jailed for two years28h Former Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir jailed for two years
Ousted president convicted of corruption and money laundering also wanted by ICC A court in Sudan has convicted former president Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption, sentencing him to two years in prison. It is the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the international criminal court (ICC) on charges of war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict in the 2000s.
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29h New Zealand volcano: Krystal Eve Browitt named as victim
Krystal Eve Browitt, 21, was from Melbourne and is the first victim officially named by police.
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29h Updated General election 2019: PM to visit north after Labour heartland gains
Boris Johnson heads to the north of England later, after the Tories' biggest election win since 1987.
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Nepal wants army deal reviewed before UK can recruit female Gurkhas29h Nepal wants army deal reviewed before UK can recruit female Gurkhas
Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing the British army to enlist its citizens - before the UK is able to recruit Gurkha women for the first time.
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Sudan’s Ousted Leader Is Sentenced to Two Years in Prison29h Sudan’s Ousted Leader Is Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, accused of genocide in Darfur, was charged with possessing foreign currency, corruption and receiving illegal gifts.
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Police arrest man after body found in Cheshire29h Police arrest man after body found in Cheshire
Officers question 19-year-old man over death in Ashley that is being treated as suspicious
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He Was One of Mexico’s Deadliest Assassins. Then He Turned on His Cartel.29h He Was One of Mexico’s Deadliest Assassins. Then He Turned on His Cartel.
“They took away everything left in me that was human and made me a monster,” said the hit man.
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29h Colin Firth and his wife announce their separation
British actor Colin Firth and his Italian wife Livia have separated after 22 years of marriage, according to the couple's publicists.
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At Least 23 Soldiers Killed in Insider Attack in Afghanistan29h At Least 23 Soldiers Killed in Insider Attack in Afghanistan
A Taliban infiltrator opened fire on soldiers as they were sleeping in a military base in Ghazni Province, officials said.
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Arsenal distances itself from Mesut Ozil post criticising China29h Arsenal distances itself from Mesut Ozil post criticising China
Arsenal has distanced itself from comments made by its star midfielder Mesut Ozil about the plight of Uighur Muslims.
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African Migrants Seek a Home With an Old Colonial Ruler30h Updated African Migrants Seek a Home With an Old Colonial Ruler
With a record number of asylum seekers, France is getting tough on immigration. But in a vacant school building, 450 African squatters still hope.
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Out of Africa, Migrants Seek a Home With an Old Colonial Ruler30h Updated Out of Africa, Migrants Seek a Home With an Old Colonial Ruler
With a record number of asylum-seekers, France is getting tough on immigration. But in a vacant school building, 450 African squatters still hope.
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30h Emmerdale actress Sheila Mercier dies aged 100
The star, who played Annie Sugden, was part of the soap from its launch as Emmerdale Farm in 1972.
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30h Rod Stewart becomes oldest male artist to top UK album chart
The veteran singer beats Robbie Williams and The Who to the UK number one spot in a closely fought race.
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30h Updated Brexit Is Going to Get Done. But on Whose Terms?
Boris Johnson’s victory has drawn in millions of former Labour voters whose vision of Brexit is far different from the Conservative establishment’s.
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Harry Styles: ‘I’m not just sprinkling in sexual ambiguity to be interesting’31h Harry Styles: ‘I’m not just sprinkling in sexual ambiguity to be interesting’
The former One Direction star talks about success at 16, dating ‘normals’ and his right to rock a dress Here he comes, one of the planet’s most conspicuous young men, stepping out of the London drizzle and into a dusty suburban pub. If there was an old vinyl record player in the place it would scratch quiet. Instead, the two-dozen punters turn hushed and intent, as if a unicorn has just trotted in off the street, and nobody wants to scare it off. “That’s frickin’ Harry frickin’ Styles,” whispers a young man at the bar, “in
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SARAH VINE: Carrie Symonds has finally earned the right to be First Lady of Downing Street31h Updated SARAH VINE: Carrie Symonds has finally earned the right to be First Lady of Downing Street
SARAH VINE: There are many lessons to be learned from the election, not least that British voters are a fundamentally sensible lot who don't take kindly to being bullied by spittle-flecked extremists.
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Five Hong Kong teenagers arrested over death of man during protests31h Five Hong Kong teenagers arrested over death of man during protests
The three males and two females face charges over the killing of a 70-year-old who was hit with a brick during disturbances in November Five Hong Kong teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man hit on the head by a brick during clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters last month, police have said. The three males and two females aged 15 to 18 were arrested on Friday on suspicion of murder, rioting and wounding and had been detained pending further investigation, police said in a statement.
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Australia could face its hottest day ever - beating record of 50.7C31h Australia could face its hottest day ever - beating record of 50.7C
Australia is sweltering through an unprecedented heatwave - with forecasters warning temperatures could exceed an all-time high of 50.7C (123.3F).
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32h Updated In Hindu-nationalist India, Muslims risk being branded infiltrators in their own country
Fears are growing among India's 200 million Muslims that they could soon be classified as illegal immigrants under new, far-reaching government proposals.
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How Duke used pseudonym to set up secret firm with sports tycoon32h Updated How Duke used pseudonym to set up secret firm with sports tycoon
A photograph from 2001 shows Prince Andrew on holiday, reportedly with tycoon Johan Eliasch. It has since emerged he set up a business with him under the name Andrew Inverness.
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Humiliated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refuses to accept blame for defeat33h Updated Humiliated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refuses to accept blame for defeat
Jeremy Corbyn refused to accept the blame for Labour's election catastrophe yesterday despite a poll showing his leadership as the biggest factor in the party's worst defeat since 1935.
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Trump/Netanyahu: Israel, America and the rise of authoritarianism-lite33h Trump/Netanyahu: Israel, America and the rise of authoritarianism-lite
Two recent biographies of ‘Bibi’ pose fascinating questions regarding attitudes to Israel among American Jews Like abortion and taxes, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israel is one more flashpoint in America under Donald Trump. As millennials, minorities, women and liberals don’t readily cotton to the 45th president, their support for the Jewish state
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Western Australia bushfire out of control as temperatures expected to surge above 40C33h Updated Western Australia bushfire out of control as temperatures expected to surge above 40C
NSW firefighters upgrade Gospers Mountain blaze to emergency as police launch investigation into fires in regional Victoria An out-of-control bushfire has burnt through more than 11,000 hectares of land north of Perth with residents urged to leave while they still can. It comes as New South Wales firefighters upgraded the Gospers Mountain blaze to an emergency on Saturday afternoon, and police launched an investigation into a spate of fires in regional Victoria.
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Richer nations accused of stalling progress on climate crisis34h Richer nations accused of stalling progress on climate crisis
Brazil, India and China singled out in UN talks as acting to block agreement on article 6 of Paris agreement Poor countries have accused a handful of richer nations of holding up progress on tackling the climate crisis at
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34h New Zealand volcano: Search resumes for two remaining bodies
The search operation continues near White Island volcano after one body was spotted in the water.
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Sydney light rail network breaks down on first official day of operation34h Sydney light rail network breaks down on first official day of operation
Tram breaks down near Circular Quay with others stuck near Randwick racecourse and Haymarket Sydney’s much-maligned CBD light rail system has broken down just hours after the new service began taking passengers. A mechanical issue was blamed for a tram stopping near Circular Quay on Saturday afternoon, forcing all other northbound services to terminate at Town Hall. The power loss left the broken-down tram blocking both lines for about an hour.
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New Zealand volcano: 21-year-old Australian is first recovered victim to be named34h New Zealand volcano: 21-year-old Australian is first recovered victim to be named
Krystal Browitt was on White Island with her father and sister when the eurption occurred Krystal Browitt, the 21-year-old Melbourne woman missing since the White Island volcano eruption, has become the first victim to be identified by police from the six bodies recovered from the island on Friday. Browitt was on the island with her sister Stephanie and her father Paul when the volcano erupted. Stephanie is in a coma in hospital with her mother, Marie, who stayed on board their cruise ship instead of taking the volcano trip, at her bedside. Paul Browitt is being treated for burns in hospital in Melbourne.
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