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 Baby girl found injured at home dies in hospital  8m Updated Baby girl found injured at home dies in hospital 
A woman named locally as Helen Louise Corlett, and a man have been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury to a child, after the toddler was found dead at home in Birmingham.
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James Bulger killer back in jail after being caught with abuse images again8m James Bulger killer back in jail after being caught with abuse images again
Jon Venables, 35, returned to prison after he was caught with indecent material a second time during routine check Jon Venables, one of two boys convicted of the murder of toddler James Bulger, has been returned to prison again after he was caught with child abuse images for a second time. Venables was 10 when he was jailed in 1993 alongside his friend Robert Thompson for murdering two-year-old James. He was released on licence in 2001 but returned to jail in 2010 for possessing indecent images of children.
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Buncrana inquest hears how vehicles had slipped on pier before12m Buncrana inquest hears how vehicles had slipped on pier before
RNLI volunteer tells inquest into deaths of five family members in County Donegal how his efforts to reach submerged Audi were thwarted The pier in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland, where five members of the same family drowned last year was the scene of at least three similar incidents in which vehicles lost control, an inquest has heard. Sean McGrotty; his sons Mark, 12, and Evan, eight; his mother-in-law Ruth Daniels, and her 14-year-old sister, Jodie-Lee, died in March 2016 after McGrotty’s Audi Q7 slid off Buncrana pier into Lough Swilly.
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Deal on Rohingya Repatriation Inches Forward, but Hurdles Remain13m Updated Deal on Rohingya Repatriation Inches Forward, but Hurdles Remain
An announcement by Myanmar and Bangladesh brings a vague commitment to return migrants who fled death and destruction in a military crackdown.
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16m Updated Clock ticks in search for missing Argentine submarine
An increasingly desperate search for a missing Argentine submarine continued Thursday as the clock runs down on hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out.
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Philip Hammond pledges driverless cars by 2021 and warns people to retrain18m Philip Hammond pledges driverless cars by 2021 and warns people to retrain
UK chancellor says driverless vehicles will revolutionise people’s lives but says for some it will be ‘very challenging’ The chancellor has warned that a million British workers will need to retrain with the driverless cars set to revolutionise the workplace and people’s lives. Philip Hammond reaffirmed a budget pledge to ensure “
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Uber hacking: customers not at risk of financial crime, says minister19m Updated Uber hacking: customers not at risk of financial crime, says minister
Digital minister Matt Hancock says government still trying to gauge number of people affected in the UK There is no evidence that
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Luton terror attack plotter Mubashir Jamil jailed for six years20m Luton terror attack plotter Mubashir Jamil jailed for six years
Jamil was caught in a covert police operation offering to wear a suicide vest and "press the button" .
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Apprenticeship numbers fall by 59% after levy imposed23m Updated Apprenticeship numbers fall by 59% after levy imposed
The number of new apprenticeships falls by 59% after the introduction of levy on big firms.
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MP Ivan Lewis suspended by Labour24m Updated MP Ivan Lewis suspended by Labour
Labour says it takes sexual harassment claims "extremely seriously" and has launched an investigation.
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Corbyn: I was never supposed to be called Jeremy27m Corbyn: I was never supposed to be called Jeremy
The Labour leader says his father had a change of heart over his name.
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No hugs, no one to talk to: how Ugandan orphanages are harming a generation | Helen Nianias34m No hugs, no one to talk to: how Ugandan orphanages are harming a generation | Helen Nianias
A boom in the orphanage industry is fuelling concern that many institutions are run for economic benefit, with scant regulation, and are damaging children At a Catholic orphanage for children aged seven and under near Kampala, a noisy tangle of children moves around the complex. It takes a moment to notice that the children aren’t actually speaking, or even attempting to form words.
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Canadian firm to face historic legal case over alleged labour abuses in Eritrea37m Canadian firm to face historic legal case over alleged labour abuses in Eritrea
Appeals court rules against mining company Nevsun Resources, clearing way for workers to have claims of human rights violations heard in Canadian court A Canadian mining company has lost its bid to block a lawsuit accusing it of human rights abuses against miners in Eritrea after a ruling by an appeals court in British Columbia. The decision, against Nevsun Resources, paves the way for a groundbreaking legal challenge that links the Vancouver company to allegations of modern slavery.
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 Beagle mauled to death by two mastiffs in Manchester park 40m Updated Beagle mauled to death by two mastiffs in Manchester park
WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Chester the two-year-old beagle had 'chunks missing from his body' after he was set upon by the dogs in Eccles, Greater Manchester.
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Anyone for crickets? Finnish bakery sells bread made from insect43m Anyone for crickets? Finnish bakery sells bread made from insect
Fazer in Helsinki claims to be first store in world to offer insect bread, which contains about 70 crickets ground up into flour A Finnish bakery has launched what it claims to be the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.
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Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds48m Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds
The fatty acids released in cooking may contribute to the formation of clouds that limit global warming, say scientists.
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Why Your Flat-Screen TV Would Cost More If Nafta Ends59m Updated Why Your Flat-Screen TV Would Cost More If Nafta Ends
One of the biggest potential casualties of the trade scuffle under way between Mexico and the U.S. is also one of America’s favorite consumer products: cheap, high-definition, flat-panel televisions.
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James Bulger killer Jon Venables recalled to prison1h 14m Updated James Bulger killer Jon Venables recalled to prison
Jon Venables, who killed toddler James Bulger in 1993, is suspected of having child abuse images.
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Myanmar signs pact with Bangladesh over Rohingya repatriation1h 17m Myanmar signs pact with Bangladesh over Rohingya repatriation
Bangladeshi foreign minister says agreement is a ‘primary step’, and scope and timeline of repatriation remain unclear Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal paving the way for the possible repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Rakhine state. More than 620,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh since August, running from a military crackdown that Washington said this week clearly constituted
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Argentina missing submarine: Loud noise investigated1h 24m Updated Argentina missing submarine: Loud noise investigated
A navy spokesman refuses to confirm whether the 'hydro-acoustic anomaly' was an explosion.
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Liverpool street brawl: Ten people arrested1h 27m Updated Liverpool street brawl: Ten people arrested
Eight German nationals are among those held after a mass brawl in Liverpool left one man injured.
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UK floods: 70 people and horses rescued in Lancashire1h 27m Updated UK floods: 70 people and horses rescued in Lancashire
Lancaster and Galgate were the worst affected places as bad weather hit the UK.
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At UEFA, Mounting Concern About A.C. Milan’s Murky Finances1h 33m At UEFA, Mounting Concern About A.C. Milan’s Murky Finances
UEFA will decide early next month whether A.C. Milan, a seven-time European champion, has the financial resources to re-enter its continental championships should it play its way back in.
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 James Bulger killer Venables back in jail for child porn 1h 37m Updated James Bulger killer Venables back in jail for child porn
The 35-year-old (pictured in was arrested last week after officials making a routine visit to his home discovered the vile images on his computer and alerted police.
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 Beagle mauled to death by two mastiffs in the park 1h 39m Updated Beagle mauled to death by two mastiffs in the park
WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Chester the two-year-old beagle had 'chunks missing from his body' after he was set upon by the dogs in Eccles, Greater Manchester.
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A Radiation Cloud, and a Mystery, From Russia1h 46m Updated A Radiation Cloud, and a Mystery, From Russia
The release of a nuclear isotope traced to an area in the Ural Mountains was harmless, but Moscow’s reticence to release data has spurred fears of future cover-ups.
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Missing Argentinian sub: Object detected2h Missing Argentinian sub: Object detected
The US navy has detected an object near to where an Argentinian submarine sent its last signal, according to reports.
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Domestic abuse: 10% of young women affected - ONS2h Updated Domestic abuse: 10% of young women affected - ONS
About 7% of teenage males in England and Wales are also affected, official figures suggest.
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Gove says UK law will specifically recognise animal sentience2h Gove says UK law will specifically recognise animal sentience
Environment secretary moves to end social media campaign against Conservative MPs who voted against EU withdrawal bill amendment Michael Gove has promised to make “any necessary changes” to UK law to recognise that animals can feel pain, after
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Zimbabwe grants Robert Mugabe immunity from prosecution2h Zimbabwe grants Robert Mugabe immunity from prosecution
Former president is assured his safety and that of his wife, Grace, will be protected in his home country Military authorities in Zimbabwe have agreed to grant the former president Robert Mugabe immunity from prosecution and told him his safety will be protected in his home country.
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2h Mugabe and his wife granted immunity from prosecution
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe and his wife have been granted immunity from prosecution, the military said Thursday, allowing the couple to remain in the country.
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 Hull secret heroin addict died taking drugs for rhinos 2h Hull secret heroin addict died taking drugs for rhinos
Christopher Dyson, 25 - described by his family as a kind-hearted man who 'would give you his last pound' - was found foaming at the mouth, at the west Hull house he shared with friends.
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2h Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal to repatriate Rohingya but details scarce
Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding on the return of possibly hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar's Rakhine State, a spokesman for State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi confirmed Thursday.
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Myanmar and Bangladesh Move Toward Rohingya’s Return, but Hurdles Remain2h Myanmar and Bangladesh Move Toward Rohingya’s Return, but Hurdles Remain
An announcement brings a vague commitment to repatriate migrants who fled death and destruction at the hands of Myanmar’s military.
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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Deal to allow return of Rohingya Muslims2h Updated Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Deal to allow return of Rohingya Muslims
Myanmar agrees to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence for Bangladesh.
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Skype pulled from China mobile app stores2h Skype pulled from China mobile app stores
Access to Skype is being challenged in China as Beijing continues to crack down on communications services it cannot access.
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Saudi Trade-Off: More Social Freedom, No Political Dissent2h Saudi Trade-Off: More Social Freedom, No Political Dissent
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is imposing a trade-off that appeals to many fellow young Saudis: broadening social liberties in exchange for closing off the limited political freedoms that existed in the kingdom.
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Australia Worries About a Wavering U.S., Seeks Stronger Ties With Asian Allies2h Updated Australia Worries About a Wavering U.S., Seeks Stronger Ties With Asian Allies
Australia should strengthen ties with like-minded neighbors, a new foreign-policy blueprint says, showing just how concerned the top U.S. ally is about America’s wavering commitment to Asia—and China’s growing sway.
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 Secret heroin addict died taking drugs for RHINOS  3h Secret heroin addict died taking drugs for RHINOS 
Christopher Dyson, 25 - described by his family as a kind-hearted man who 'would give you his last pound' - was found foaming at the mouth, at the west Hull house he shared with friends.
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Robert Mugabe Still Holds Sway in His Hometown3h Robert Mugabe Still Holds Sway in His Hometown
Far from the streets of Harare, where thousands loudly welcomed their incoming president, ousted leader Robert Mugabe’s home village clung to its silence.
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Man and woman arrested after death of toddler3h Man and woman arrested after death of toddler
Police say 21-month-old girl died in Birmingham children’s hospital after being found with serious injuries at a house in Northfield district A toddler has died in hospital after being found with serious injuries at a house in Birmingham.
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Myanmar Rebuffs U.S. Ethnic-Cleansing Charge3h Updated Myanmar Rebuffs U.S. Ethnic-Cleansing Charge
The U.S. declaration that Myanmar is carrying out ethnic cleansing of its minority Rohingya Muslim population was made “without any proven facts,” Myanmar said.
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England and Wales police record highest number of violent sexual crimes in EU3h England and Wales police record highest number of violent sexual crimes in EU
64,500 of 215,000 violent sexual crimes recorded across EU were in England and Wales, compared with 34,300 in Germany The highest number of violent sexual crimes, including rapes, in Europe are recorded by the police in England and Wales, according to new European Union official statistics. The disclosure comes as official British figures show that 1.2 million women and 700,000 men in the year to March 2017 reported being the victims of some form of domestic abuse in England and Wales.
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3h Updated Police swoop on hold-outs at Manus Island refugee camp
A police operation is underway on Manus island in Papua New Guinea (PNG) at a recently shut down detention center for people who were seeking asylum in Australia, according to Australia's immigration minister and PNG police.
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 David Cassidy struggled shake off goody image 3h David Cassidy struggled shake off goody image
For years, the teen and pre-teen heart-throb was hunted and hounded by millions of devotees.
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3h Child describes fighting for ISIS on the frontlines
CNN's Arwa Damon talks to former ISIS fighters from a Syrian detention center.
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The economy in four charts3h The economy in four charts
The outlook for the UK economy is one of the worst in living memory - four charts help explain why.
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70 rescued from floods as severe UK weather continues3h 70 rescued from floods as severe UK weather continues
People evacuated in Lancashire as rain causes widespread flooding and power cuts in north-west England and north Wales Firefighters have rescued more than 70 people as torrential rain caused widespread flooding and power blackouts across north-west England and north Wales.
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Rangi Chase: Widnes Vikings half-back given two-year ban for positive drugs test3h Updated Rangi Chase: Widnes Vikings half-back given two-year ban for positive drugs test
Widnes Vikings half-back Rangi Chase is banned from all sport for two years after testing positive for cocaine.
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 Councils given blank cheque for fire safety after Grenfell 3h Councils given blank cheque for fire safety after Grenfell
Those struggling to stump up the money to make flats safe can ask central Government for help, the Chancellor announced.
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 Alex Brummer: Budget has flawed record for forecasting 3h Alex Brummer: Budget has flawed record for forecasting
While it is relatively easy to predict the productivity of a factory, it is far trickier to come up with accurate forecasts for the digital economy, where the UK is a world leader, leading to unnecessary gloom.
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 Spreadsheet Phil became a veritable thigh slapper 3h Spreadsheet Phil became a veritable thigh slapper
Don't yet book him as warm-up man for comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown in Dundee tomorrow night, but Philip Hammond worked plenty of gags into his 62-minute Budget yesterday.
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Thames Water to shut Cayman Islands subsidiaries under new chairman3h Thames Water to shut Cayman Islands subsidiaries under new chairman
UK’s largest water company, which has not paid corporation tax in the UK for the last 10 years, to review business Thames Water has appointed the former SSE boss Ian Marchant as chairman to spearhead a review of the business, including closing the company’s controversial Cayman Islands subsidiaries.
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Thames Water to shut Cayman Island subsidiaries under new chairman3h Thames Water to shut Cayman Island subsidiaries under new chairman
UK’s largest water company, which has not paid corporation tax in the UK for the last 10 years, to review business Thames Water has appointed former SSE boss Ian Marchant as chairman to spearhead a review of the business, including closing the company’s controversial Cayman Islands subsidiaries.
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Retailers and small companies welcome business rates change3h Updated Retailers and small companies welcome business rates change
Treasury says change will save British companies £2.3bn over the next five years – though some hoped budget would freeze rates Retailers have welcomed a change in the way business rates are calculated, which will save them an estimated £210m over the next two years. After pressure from major high street names, the tax will switch from the retail price index (RPI) measure of inflation to the lower consumer price index (CPI) in 2018, two years earlier than expected. The Treasury said the change would save British companies £2.3bn over the next five years.
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Pressure grows on SPD to reconsider coalition talks with Angela Merkel4h Updated Pressure grows on SPD to reconsider coalition talks with Angela Merkel
Germany’s president to meet SPD leader on Thursday as he faces calls to help end political paralysis Germany’s president will meet with the leader of the Social Democrats today as the centre left faces growing pressure to consider talks about a centrist coalition with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats to avoid fresh elections in 2018. Martin Schulz, the leader of the Social Democratic party (SPD), ruled out another “grand coalition” after his party’s worst postwar performance in federal elections in September. He reiterated his stance after the collapse on Sunday of talks about a three-way coalition between the CDU, the Free Democratic party (FDP) and the Greens.
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England v Samoa: Dylan Hartley on bench as Sam Simmonds makes first start4h Updated England v Samoa: Dylan Hartley on bench as Sam Simmonds makes first start
Captain Dylan Hartley is left out of England's starting XV for Saturday's match against Samoa at Twickenham.
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 Men jailed over Hastings taxi rank attack death 4h Updated Men jailed over Hastings taxi rank attack death
Elliot Bourdon-Pierre, 25, and Matthew Smith, 22, attacked Brian Hill, 60, (pictured) and his younger sibling Andrew, 53, as they waited for a cab in Hastings, in East Sussex.
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 Coffee cuts risk of heart disease and help you live longer 4h Coffee cuts risk of heart disease and help you live longer
This amount cuts the risk of heart disease by 15% and early death by 17%, found the University of Southampton. It also slashes chances of certain cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia.
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Budget 2017: Philip Hammond hopes to prove grim forecasts wrong4h Updated Budget 2017: Philip Hammond hopes to prove grim forecasts wrong
The chancellor defends his record as a long squeeze on people's living standards is predicted.
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4h Updated American formerly imprisoned in North Korea burns to death
Police in San Diego are investigating the mysterious death of a man who made international headlines eight years ago when former US President Jimmy Carter helped negotiate his release from North Korea.
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Mladic Conviction Closes Dark Chapter in Europe, but New Era of Uncertainty Looms4h Updated Mladic Conviction Closes Dark Chapter in Europe, but New Era of Uncertainty Looms
Ratko Mladic received a life sentence for his role in one of the worst atrocities in 20th-century Europe. But nationalist passions are once again on the rise.
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China Busts a $3 Billion Underground Bank as It Tightens Its Grip on Money4h China Busts a $3 Billion Underground Bank as It Tightens Its Grip on Money
The police detained seven people thought to have helped thousands of Chinese circumvent government limits on how much money they can move from the country.
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 Teenager who stabbed Leeds teacher could have been stopped 4h Updated Teenager who stabbed Leeds teacher could have been stopped
Spanish teacher Mrs Maguire, 61, died after she was repeatedly stabbed by pupil Will Cornick, 15, at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in 2014.
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Deal signed to return Myanmar Rohingya4h Deal signed to return Myanmar Rohingya
Bangladesh agrees to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar.
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4h How can former child soldiers for the militant group go back to leading normal lives?
The cigarette dangling from Khalil's lips gives him the air of teenage rebellion generally reserved for boys his age. But Khalil's rebellion is darker than most.
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Rain causes flooding in Lancashire and north Wales – video4h Rain causes flooding in Lancashire and north Wales – video
Dozens of people have been rescued in north Lancashire after heavy rain caused serious flooding. Anglesey in north-west Wales was also hit. The Met Office said about 1.7in (4.3cm) of rain had fallen in 24 hours in parts of Lancashire. The flooding has led to widespread travel disruption.
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Philip Hammond: stamp duty axe is incentive to save house deposit4h Philip Hammond: stamp duty axe is incentive to save house deposit
Chancellor says criticism that his flagship policy will merely raise house prices overlooks his plan to build more homes Philip Hammond has defended his flagship housing policy against criticism it will raise house prices and said that abolishing stamp duty for first-time buyers would create an incentive to save a deposit. The chancellor said the policy, which abolished the stamp duty on homes under £300,000 for first-time buyers, would help a million people get on the housing ladder.
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Militant Leader Hafiz Saeed Is Released by Pakistani Court4h Updated Militant Leader Hafiz Saeed Is Released by Pakistani Court
After months of house arrest, Mr. Saeed, who is accused in the Mumbai terror attacks and has a huge U.S. bounty on him, will be freer to move into politics.
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Mugabe assured protection in resignation deal5h Mugabe assured protection in resignation deal
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been "assured protection" as part of a deal over his resignation.
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Budget focus on skills and technology aims to bolster UK productivity5h Budget focus on skills and technology aims to bolster UK productivity
Chancellor’s measures to improve economic growth include training, tax relief and £2.5bn fund for innovators The government’s latest attempt to tackle Britain’s poor productivity record focused on extra funding for artificial intelligence, skills and technology, as the chancellor introduced measures to boost economic growth. Philip Hammond said there would be an expansion in the
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5h NFL coaches reveal secret to success
As football coaches keep players ready through the season, they work to perfect tackles, improve running games and make sure everyone knows all the plays by heart.
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Zimbabweans are delighted at Mugabe’s fall, but democracy won’t come overnight | Basildon Peta5h Zimbabweans are delighted at Mugabe’s fall, but democracy won’t come overnight | Basildon Peta
Mugabe clung on to power through vote-rigging. The system is inherently biased and needs overhauling before we can have free and fair electionsTo fully understand the euphoria that greeted the news on Tuesday night that Robert Mugabe had finally resigned as president of Zimbabwe, consider the case of
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Argentinian submarine hunt to return to previously searched area5h Argentinian submarine hunt to return to previously searched area
Move comes as relatives of those onboard express fury at delay in launching rescue and RAF aircraft arrives to help with search Ships and planes hunting for an Argentinian submarine that
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Navy Scours Sea for 3 Missing After Plane Crash Near Japan5h Navy Scours Sea for 3 Missing After Plane Crash Near Japan
The C2-A Greyhound propeller cargo plane went down Wednesday en route to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the fifth accident this year for the Seventh Fleet.
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 UK must beef up jihadi cyber defences says ex-CIA chief 5h Updated UK must beef up jihadi cyber defences says ex-CIA chief
Former CIA director General David Petraeus yesterday warned Britain must beef up its cyber defences to stop extremists acquiring virtual weapons of mass destruction.
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 Retired company director left with injuries after attack 5h Retired company director left with injuries after attack
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Arthur 'Bob' Gumbley, 87, was set upon by the pair of robbers at his home near Sutton Coldfield and left with severe bruising and will require surgery.
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 Handyman beat a customer to death in West Sussex 5h Handyman beat a customer to death in West Sussex
Alan Creasey (pictured) was found with minor injuries by police at his home in Lancing, after reports of a disturbance. When they returned an hour later he had a fresh fatal head wound.
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UK faces sharpest fall in living standards since records began, says thinktank5h UK faces sharpest fall in living standards since records began, says thinktank
Resolution Foundation says cut in growth announced in budget means household disposable incomes will fall until 2020 The UK is on course for the sharpest fall in living standards since records began in the 1950s, as analysis shows
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K-Pop and Jim Carrey: Injured North Korean Defector Starts Road to Recovery5h Updated K-Pop and Jim Carrey: Injured North Korean Defector Starts Road to Recovery
Days after being shot through the lungs and intestines as he defected across the Korean demilitarized zone, a North Korean soldier has recovered enough to joke with medical staff, watch Hollywood movies and request K-pop. But he is still in a fragile state.
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 Terrifying brawl erupts in Liverpool city centre 5h Terrifying brawl erupts in Liverpool city centre
Police were called to the mass brawl in Concert Square in Liverpool where around 40 people, reportedly football fans, were seen fighting in the streets.
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 Putin says businesses must be ready for war production 5h Updated Putin says businesses must be ready for war production
Vladimir Putin told a meeting of world military chiefs in Sochi on Wednesday that 'all large-scale enterprises should be ready' to meet war-time needs at a moment's notice.
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 Millions for fire safety following Grenfell tragedy 5h Updated Millions for fire safety following Grenfell tragedy
Those struggling to stump up the money to make flats safe can ask central Government for help, the Chancellor announced.
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Labor states push for further investigation of Turnbull energy guarantee6h Labor states push for further investigation of Turnbull energy guarantee
Jay Weatherill says South Australia opposed to policy in current form and ACT ‘very concerned’ before energy meeting Labor states appear likely to back further investigation of the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee when energy ministers meet on Friday.
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6h Updated Families of Argentine sub crew should not lose hope, navy says
The bad news: A missing Argentine submarine could be running low on air Wednesday. The good news: The weather is optimal for the multinational search, and if the sub is anywhere near its last known location, it likely hasn't sunk to its "crush depth."
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 British student fell to her death from Brazilian hotel 6h British student fell to her death from Brazilian hotel
University student Zoe Robinson, 21, suffered multiple injuries after she fell after a night out clubbing with new friends, before which they had been to see an Olympic football match in Brazil.
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Budget 2017: MPs rally round Hammond after growth gloom6h Updated Budget 2017: MPs rally round Hammond after growth gloom
Economic forecasts put the chancellor under pressure but Tory MPs back him on stamp duty and Brexit.
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Mathias Cormann says tax cut for big business becoming more urgent6h Mathias Cormann says tax cut for big business becoming more urgent
Finance minister counters speculation the prime minister floated personal tax cuts as a prelude to dumping company tax promise
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6h What parasitic worms in defector reveal about conditions in N Korea
Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday.
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 The power of four cups of coffee a day 6h The power of four cups of coffee a day
This amount cuts the risk of heart disease by 15% and early death by 17%, found the University of Southampton. It also slashes chances of certain cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia.
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Costings and meerkats: Queensland parties in sync in final stretch6h Costings and meerkats: Queensland parties in sync in final stretch
LNP and Labor both promise to keep debt below $81bn, and both release costings less than 48 hours before the election As the major Queensland political parties released their plans to prevent the state’s debt hitting $81bn – and pay for election promises – both leaders took a walk on the wild side. Koalas, meerkats and a cheetah acted as props for Annastacia Palaszczuk, as the premier continued her final appeal for a majority Labor government.
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Dozens rescued from floods as severe UK weather continues6h Dozens rescued from floods as severe UK weather continues
Nearly 30 people evacuated in north Lancashire as heavy rain caused widespread flooding and travel disruption across north-west England and north Wales Nearly 30 people have been evacuated from their homes in north Lancashire as heavy rain caused
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Argentina: families of lost submarine crew furious over red tape6h Argentina: families of lost submarine crew furious over red tape
Delay in launching rescue criticised as RAF aircraft carrying emergency life support pods lands in South American country Relatives of those on board an Argentinian submarine that
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 Severed arm found in the search for journalist Kim Wall 6h Severed arm found in the search for journalist Kim Wall
A severed left arm found in waters off Copenhagen is probably dismembered journalist Kim Wall's, police have said. Inventor Peter Madsen admits dismembering her body but denies killing her.
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Global firms accused of importing timber linked to Amazon massacre6h Global firms accused of importing timber linked to Amazon massacre
Greenpeace alleges 12 companies continued to trade with Madeireira Cedro Arana after its founder was accused of ordering torture and murder More than a dozen US and European companies have been importing timber from a Brazilian logging firm whose owner is implicated in one of the most brutal Amazonian massacres in recent memory, according to
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Retailers welcome early change to how business rates are calculated6h Retailers welcome early change to how business rates are calculated
Switch from RPI to CPI in 2018 will save sector about £211m over two years, but some hoped chancellor would freeze rates Retailers have welcomed a change in the way business rates are calculated, which will save them an estimated £210m over the next two years. After pressure from major high street names, the tax will switch from the retail price index (RPI) measure of inflation to the lower consumer price index (CPI) in 2018, two years earlier than expected. The Treasury said the change would save British companies £2.3bn over the next five years.
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 JANE FRYER David Cassidy struggled shake off goody image 7h Updated JANE FRYER David Cassidy struggled shake off goody image
For years, the teen and pre-teen heart-throb was hunted and hounded by millions of devotees.
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Lancashire floods: 70 people and 20 horses rescued7h Lancashire floods: 70 people and 20 horses rescued
Lancaster and Galgate were the worst affected places with a number of properties flooded.
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Why It’s Hard to Get Strongmen to Step Down7h Updated Why It’s Hard to Get Strongmen to Step Down
What comes next for Robert Mugabe? The experiences of other authoritarian leaders might give him pause.
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The Papers: Budget giveaways and gloom7h Updated The Papers: Budget giveaways and gloom
Housing measures and growth forecasts attract the most headlines after the chancellor's speech.
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 Tudor Mansion up for sale for £1.4m in East Sussex 7h Tudor Mansion up for sale for £1.4m in East Sussex
A Tudor mansion where Neil Diamond and Leonard Cohen sang and formerly owned by the founder of the Guinness Book of Records has gone up auction with a guide price of £1.4million.
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Saad Hariri Steps Back From Resignation in Lebanon7h Updated Saad Hariri Steps Back From Resignation in Lebanon
The prime minister caused a shock when he appeared in Saudi Arabia and vowed to quit. He now says he will stay in his post to allow for political dialogue.
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Manus Island: Police enter former Australia-run asylum centre7h Updated Manus Island: Police enter former Australia-run asylum centre
Papua New Guinea authorities are urging asylum seekers who remain there to leave, Australia confirms.
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Thursday briefing: Spain waves Gibraltar card in Brexit talks7h Thursday briefing: Spain waves Gibraltar card in Brexit talks
Madrid wants to settle Rock’s status before trade deal … digesting Hammond’s autumn budget … and does Grace Mugabe deserve the hate? Hello, it’s Warren Murray with your sampling platter of news. The
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Refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani released after arrest on Manus8h Refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani released after arrest on Manus
Boochani held by PNG’s paramilitary Mobile Squad and says he was pushed, had his belongings broken and was accused of ‘reporting against us’
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Papua New Guinea’s Police Storm Manus Island Refugee Camp8h Updated Papua New Guinea’s Police Storm Manus Island Refugee Camp
The authorities confronted hundreds of asylum seekers, destroying their possessions and demanding they leave for alternate facilities.
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More than 300 men still in Manus detention centre after PNG attempt to move them8h More than 300 men still in Manus detention centre after PNG attempt to move them
Police have destroyed property and food, seized phones and made arrests, including of refugee journalist Behrouz Boochani Papua New Guinea police have spent Thursday attempting to forcibly clear the Manus Island detention centre, corralling refugees and asylum seekers onto buses, destroying property and food, seizing phones and arresting those communicating with the outside world. But the operation – which a day before had been codenamed in pidgin “Helpim Friends” with the promise of no force used – did not clear the centre: more than 300 men remained inside on Thursday evening, refusing to move.
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Budget 2017: MPs rally round Hammond after growth shock8h Updated Budget 2017: MPs rally round Hammond after growth shock
Gloomy economic forecasts put chancellor under pressure but Tory MPs back him on stamp duty and Brexit.
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Chancellor targets English regions with multibillion investment8h Chancellor targets English regions with multibillion investment
Budget aims to tackle London-centric economy by announcing spending plans for areas including the north and Midlands English regions including the north and the Midlands will receive a multibillion-pound investment in an effort to reduce the
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Robert Mugabe’s lucky break: he had Grace to act as lightning rod | Tania Branigan8h Robert Mugabe’s lucky break: he had Grace to act as lightning rod | Tania Branigan
Many draw parallels between the deposed first lady of Zimbabwe and Madame Mao. Both were largely damned for the sins of their husbands They say that history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.
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China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei8h China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei
Government order tells online publishers to ‘find and delete negative comments attacking the system’ China has moved to censor discussion of its censor-in-chief’s censure, apparently fearful the country’s 750 million internet users might use his downfall to assail the Communist party’s draconian online controls. 
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Snow, flooding and gales hit UK, bringing traffic disruption8h Snow, flooding and gales hit UK, bringing traffic disruption
Severe weather warning issued for Scotland, with yellow weather warning of heavy rain in northern England and north-west Wales Snow hit parts of the UK on Wednesday night along with heavy rain and strong winds. Heavy and persistent snow is forecast in Scotland on Thursday morning, with 2cm to 5cm likely for many parts and up to 20cm on the highest ground, the Met Office said.
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Snow, heavy rain and gales hit UK, bringing traffic disruption9h Snow, heavy rain and gales hit UK, bringing traffic disruption
Severe weather warning issued for Scotland, with yellow weather warning of heavy rain in northern England and north-west Wales Snow hit parts of the UK on Wednesday night along with heavy rain and strong winds. Heavy and persistent snow is forecast in Scotland on Thursday morning, with 2cm to 5cm likely for many parts and up to 20cm on the highest ground, the Met Office said.
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NSW criticised for plan to spend $2bn on replacing two Sydney sports stadiums9h NSW criticised for plan to spend $2bn on replacing two Sydney sports stadiums
Opposition leader says state government is putting stadiums before schools and hospitals after cabinet approves plan for rebuilds of ANZ and Allianz The New South Wales government has been criticised for its decision to spend $2bn knocking down and rebuilding two Sydney sports stadiums. NSW cabinet on Thursday decided to
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Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s suspended resignation is only cosmetical | Joumanah El Matrah9h Updated Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s suspended resignation is only cosmetical | Joumanah El Matrah
The Lebanese know they don’t have the military and political power to fight foreign influence. It is unlikely Hariri is a free man even after his return The Sursock Gallery in Beirut features a video installation by
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Argentina Held Back on Letting U.K. Aid in Sub Search, Two People Say9h Updated Argentina Held Back on Letting U.K. Aid in Sub Search, Two People Say
Argentina delayed accepting vital help from the British Navy, a former enemy, in the hunt for its missing submarine, two people familiar with the search said, as criticism grew Wednesday over the government’s handling of the crisis.
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9h Updated US Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea
A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Okinawa on Wednesday.
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Russia, Turkey and Iran Propose Conference on Postwar Syria’s Future10h Russia, Turkey and Iran Propose Conference on Postwar Syria’s Future
The conference, to be held in the Russian resort of Sochi, reflected Russia’s increased influence in shaping the outcome of the Syria war.
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Refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani arrested in Manus as squad steps in10h Refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani arrested in Manus as squad steps in
Amnesty International calls for Boochani’s immediate release as Australia’s media union describes arrest as ‘an egregious attack on press freedom’
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Twelve former Australians of the Year condemn government and urge action on Manus10h Updated Twelve former Australians of the Year condemn government and urge action on Manus
Open letter begs Australian government to restore essential services to detention centre and to let doctors treat men there Twelve former Australians of the Year have condemned the actions of the Australian government on Manus Island, as Papua New Guinean police and immigration officers entered the detention centre on Thursday morning, demanding that detainees leave. The open letter, signed by Australians of the Year between 1983 and 2015, pleaded with the Australian government to restore essential services and allow doctors to treat the 380 men who remain inside the centre.
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Tensions high as police storm Manus Island camp10h Tensions high as police storm Manus Island camp
Police have been forcibly removing refugees from an Australian immigration detention camp in Papua New Guinea.
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 Travel chaos feared as Britain faces eight inches of snow 10h Updated Travel chaos feared as Britain faces eight inches of snow
The Met Office said heavy and persistent snow is forecast in Scotland overnight, with 2in (5cm) likely for many parts and up to 8in (20cm) on the highest ground.
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Russia, Turkey, Iran Propose Conference on Postwar Syria’s Future10h Updated Russia, Turkey, Iran Propose Conference on Postwar Syria’s Future
The conference, to be held in the Russian resort of Sochi, reflected Russia’s increased influence in shaping the outcome of the Syria war.
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11h Updated Soviet-made Minsk motorcycles make a comeback in Hanoi
Hanoi might be famous for its scooters, but the city's youth is shifting gears.
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Vanuatu leads push to make narcotic drink kava a worldwide favourite11h Vanuatu leads push to make narcotic drink kava a worldwide favourite
Impoverished Pacific island nations aim to capitalise on famously potent spirit that can only be made from local plant The Pacific island of Vanuatu is leading a push to standardise production of kava in a bid to increase exports of the narcotic drink and improve the quality for local drinkers. The kava plant – Piper methysticum
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11h Updated France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Libya slave auctions
French President Emmanuel Macron called the sale of migrants at slave auctions in Libya "a crime against humanity" and vowed to press for sanctions.
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Papua New Guinea police move to clear Manus detention centre – video11h Papua New Guinea police move to clear Manus detention centre – video
Dramatic footage filmed inside the decommissioned Manus Island detention centre show a
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Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe Ex-Deputy, Will Be Sworn In as Zimbabwe’s President11h Updated Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe Ex-Deputy, Will Be Sworn In as Zimbabwe’s President
Mr. Mnangagwa’s ascension to the post long held by Robert Mugabe will cap a military-led campaign that his allies have tried to coat with a veneer of legality.
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Coalition senator circulates draft of bill to set up banking inquiry11h Coalition senator circulates draft of bill to set up banking inquiry
Big-four banks reportedly enlist Australia’s top law firms – viewing prospect of hearings as almost inevitable The Liberal National party senator Barry O’Sullivan will be circulating an exposure draft of his bill to set up a commission of inquiry into Australia’s banking industry on Thursday afternoon. The draft will be sent to his Coalition colleagues, Labor, the Greens, and other Senate crossbenchers, to give them time to consider it at the weekend.
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Manus Island: PNG police move into detention centre and tell refugees to leave12h Updated Manus Island: PNG police move into detention centre and tell refugees to leave
Peter Dutton confirms ‘police operation’ under way
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12h Updated How TOTO took over toilet world
I will always remember the first time I walked into a Tokyo bathroom and, with the automatic lift of its lid, a Japanese "smart toilet" happily greeted me. 
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 Migrants win right to stay in UK once every 36 seconds 12h Migrants win right to stay in UK once every 36 seconds
Britain handed out residence permits to non-EU migrants at the rate of one every 36 seconds last year. Officials allowed 865,894 people from outside the EU to live here.
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 Worst polluting plastics facing a tax crackdown  12h Worst polluting plastics facing a tax crackdown 
The worst polluting plastics could be taxed in plans to tackle ‘the scourge’ of environmental littering. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a consultation on single-use plastics.
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 Air duty rise on premium flight fares 12h Air duty rise on premium flight fares
Philip Hammond called it a ‘Lewis Hamilton’ tax – a reference to the Formula One star who was exposed in the Paradise Papers for avoiding VAT on his £16.5million private jet.
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 Budget: Diesel drivers to pay up to £500 extra in tax hike 12h Budget: Diesel drivers to pay up to £500 extra in tax hike
The VED increase, which will apply to new diesel cars registered from April 1 next year, will force buyers to pay up to £500 extra in the first year of ownership and raise more than £250million in total.
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 Small businesses breathe sigh of relief after Budget 12h Small businesses breathe sigh of relief after Budget
Philip Hammond abandoned plans to force more small firms to pay VAT amid fears this would prove to be deeply unpopular among traditional Conservative voters.
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12h Papua New Guinea’s Police Storm Refugee Camp in Effort to End Stalemate
The authorities on Manus Island confronted hundreds of asylum seekers, destroying their possessions and demanding they leave for alternate facilities.
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Protesters build Holocaust memorial at home of far-right German politician12h Protesters build Holocaust memorial at home of far-right German politician
Replica of Berlin monument erected by art collective after AfD’s Bjoern Hoecke told Germans to stop atoning for wartime guilt A group of activists unveiled a replica of Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial secretly erected outside the home of a far-right AfD politician who says Germans should stop atoning for Nazi guilt. Art collective Centre for Political Beauty set up 24 large concrete slabs in a garden next to Bjoern Hoecke’s house, saying it wanted to send a daily reminder of the second world war horrors that led to deaths of 6 million Jewish people.
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 Owners of empty homes could see council tax bill DOUBLE 12h Owners of empty homes could see council tax bill DOUBLE
Yesterday, the Chancellor handed authorities the power to increase this empty homes council tax premium to 100 per cent – doubling the bill.
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Christmas fraud: Mobiles and clothes top presents targeted12h Christmas fraud: Mobiles and clothes top presents targeted
Christmas fraud is increasing, and police are urging the public to be vigilant with buying presents.
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 Britain will be in the red until 2031, Chancellor says 12h Britain will be in the red until 2031, Chancellor says
The Office for Budget Responsibility has forecast the Chancellor will miss his target to eliminate the deficit by 2025, and will instead reach the goal in 2031 at the earliest.
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Russian billionaire and senator under investigation in France12h Russian billionaire and senator under investigation in France
Resources magnate Suleiman Kerimov was arrested in Nice on suspicion of aggravated laundering of tax fraud proceeds A French judge has placed the Russian businessman and senator Suleiman Kerimov, whose interests the Kremlin has pledged to defend, under formal investigation after his arrest in a tax evasion case.
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 Record one in seven couples approved are now same-sex 12h Record one in seven couples approved are now same-sex
The importance of gay adoption is growing as numbers of heterosexual couples going through the system fell to their lowest level in six years. Same-sex couples in the queue rose by 13 per cent.
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 Oxford considers banning tourist groups to cut congestion 13h Oxford considers banning tourist groups to cut congestion
Oxford may introduce no-tourist group zones in a bid to ease congestion caused by the annual seven million visitors to the city, which local politicians say 'puts a strain' on it.
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RMIT academics fired for forcing students to buy unauthorised ebooks13h RMIT academics fired for forcing students to buy unauthorised ebooks
University says students were told to buy ebooks written by lecturers in what was a breach of conflict of interest policy ​Four Melbourne academics have been sacked for forcing students to buy unauthorised e-textbooks in order to pass compulsory tests. RMIT University on Thursday said the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing academics had been dismissed following an independent audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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 Kirsty Gallacher grimaces during Surrey charity shop work 13h Updated Kirsty Gallacher grimaces during Surrey charity shop work
The TV star, 41, was seen grimacing as she worked in the second-hand store in Surrey yesterday following her conviction for drink driving.
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 Femail taste tests supermarket Christmas sandwiches 13h Updated Femail taste tests supermarket Christmas sandwiches
FEMAIL taste tests nearly 40 sandwiches to find the best and the worst on sale. The tests were in three categories: classic Christmas turkey feast; vegetarian; and new for 2017.
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The victims of the Grenfell Tower fire13h Updated The victims of the Grenfell Tower fire
The Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 resulted in the deaths of 71 people The deaths of 71 people in Grenfell Tower have been confirmed by the authorities and police have said they do not expect to find any more bodies. Scotland Yard named 39 of those who died, and the identities of another 32 people were confirmed when their inquests were opened and adjourned at Westminster coroner’s court.
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13h Escape From North Korea: What the Video Shows
Footage of a dramatic escape by a North Korean soldier into South Korea shows a pursuing soldier from the North may have violated an international treaty.
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 Lions take down big giraffe against all odds in epic fight 13h Lions take down big giraffe against all odds in epic fight
Michael Cohen, from New York, was shooting at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, shared by South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, when he came across the hunt.
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New Study Reveals Dark Side of Outdoor Night Lighting13h Updated New Study Reveals Dark Side of Outdoor Night Lighting
Global night light is getting bigger and brighter, blotting out the stars of the Milky Way for one-third of humankind, according to a new study of federal satellite data measuring outdoor lighting.
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Caldey ​Island a​bbot apologises over failure to report abuse claims13h Caldey ​Island a​bbot apologises over failure to report abuse claims
Daniel van Santvoort acknowledges that allegations against Father Thaddeus Kotik should have been passed on to police The head of Caldey Abbey has issued an apology acknowledging that allegations of serious child sexual abuse made against a Cistercian monk should have been passed on to police. Daniel van Santvoort, the abbot at the abbey on Caldey Island, said he was “truly sorry” that allegations made against Father Thaddeus Kotik had not been reported to the authorities, and expressed regret for any harm caused.
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John Cantlie: plea for release of British Isis hostage five years after kidnap13h John Cantlie: plea for release of British Isis hostage five years after kidnap
Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders says Cantlie is one of around 22 journalists and media workers still held Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders has called for renewed efforts to secure the release of British photojournalist John Cantlie held by the Islamic State group on the fifth anniversary of his kidnapping. Cantlie was taken near the Turkish border in northern Syria along with US journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Isis in 2014.
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13h Venezuela Corruption Inquiry Ensnares Citgo Executives
Critics of Venezuela’s government say the arrests of six Citgo executives are a reflection of the country’s increasingly ruthless politics.
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Four U.S. Citizens Are Among Those Venezuela Detained for Alleged Graft at Citgo13h Updated Four U.S. Citizens Are Among Those Venezuela Detained for Alleged Graft at Citgo
Four of the six Citgo Petroleum executives arrested in Caracas Tuesday for alleged corruption are U.S. citizens, a company official said Wednesday.
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Argentina: families of 44 lost submarine crew furious over red tape14h Argentina: families of 44 lost submarine crew furious over red tape
Delay in launching rescue criticised as RAF aircraft carrying emergency life support pods lands in South American country Relatives of those on board an Argentinian submarine that
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: How Afoty nominee helped put Gabon on the map14h Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: How Afoty nominee helped put Gabon on the map
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a family man following in his father's footsteps to boost his country's global profile.
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Car production rises as exports make up for falling UK demand14h Car production rises as exports make up for falling UK demand
Just over 157,000 cars produced in October, 3.5% more than same time last year, as exports rise by 5% and domestic demand falls 2.9% Car production increased last month as rising exports made up for falling demand in the UK, new figures reveal.
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Jerusalem Journal: Border Homes, in Jerusalem but Not, Face an Existential Deadline14h Jerusalem Journal: Border Homes, in Jerusalem but Not, Face an Existential Deadline
The quarter’s quirky status made it a boomtown, but a planned road threatens drive people out of their homes.
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FC Basel 1-0 Manchester United15h Updated FC Basel 1-0 Manchester United
Manchester United miss the chance to book their place in the Champions League last 16 as Basel score an 89th-minute winner.
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Thanksgiving, Net Neutrality, Ratko Mladic: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing15h Thanksgiving, Net Neutrality, Ratko Mladic: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Budget 2017: What does the stamp duty change mean?15h Updated Budget 2017: What does the stamp duty change mean?
People buying a first home worth up to £300,000 will pay no stamp duty, the Chancellor announces.
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Boycott of Street ice-creams ends as unions hail ‘huge victory’15h Updated Boycott of Street ice-creams ends as unions hail ‘huge victory’
Workers at Sydney factory vote to end ban after Unilever withdraws application to terminate enterprise agreement Factory workers at Streets have told Australians they are now free to enjoy the company’s ice-creams this summer, declaring “the boycott has ended, we have won”. Workers at Streets’ Minto factory voted to end the boycott on Wednesday after accepting an in-principle agreement offered by the parent company, Unilever, a vast multinational.
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North Korea Accuses Trump of a ‘Serious Provocation’15h Updated North Korea Accuses Trump of a ‘Serious Provocation’
North Korea criticizes President Trump’s re-designation of it as a state sponsor of terrorism and vows to keep up its nuclear and missile programs.
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Letter 35: Outtakes From Manus Island16h Letter 35: Outtakes From Manus Island
This week’s Australia newsletter includes additional photography and stories from Manus, and a dash of American Thanksgiving.
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Paris St-Germain 7-1 Celtic16h Updated Paris St-Germain 7-1 Celtic
Celtic open scoring in France but are then overwhelmed by Paris St-Germain, who register their biggest Champions League win.
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Traditional cider makers say tax on strong brands will hurt their business16h Updated Traditional cider makers say tax on strong brands will hurt their business
Duty band for super-strength white cider and perry will penalise us, warn artisans Traditional cider makers have warned they will be unfairly penalised by a tax on super-strength cider, as the rest of the drinks industry toasted the budget freeze on alcohol duty.
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Ex- Olympic doctor admits abusing child gymnasts16h Ex- Olympic doctor admits abusing child gymnasts
A former doctor for the US Olympic gymnastics team who is accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women has pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault.
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 Budget 2017: Hammond scraps stamp duty for first buyers 16h Updated Budget 2017: Hammond scraps stamp duty for first buyers
The Chancellor ditched his 'Spreadsheet Phil' reputation for tight money management as he fought to save his job - turning on the spending taps to meet a bewildering array of challenges.
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Yemen’s War Is a Tragedy. Is It Also a Crime?16h Updated Yemen’s War Is a Tragedy. Is It Also a Crime?
Experts say the parties waging war in Yemen may be carrying out crimes against humanity. But what does that actually mean?
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Losing London: Where Brexit Hurts: The Nurses and Doctors Leaving London17h Updated Losing London: Where Brexit Hurts: The Nurses and Doctors Leaving London
Britain’s treasured health care system was used as rallying cry by anti-E.U. campaigners. Many of its European staff now feel betrayed. Thousands have quit.
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Venezuela Detains Four U.S. Citizens for Alleged Corruption at Citgo17h Updated Venezuela Detains Four U.S. Citizens for Alleged Corruption at Citgo
Four of the six Citgo Petroleum executives arrested in Caracas Tuesday for alleged corruption are U.S. citizens, a company official said Wednesday.
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Search for missing Argentinian submarine enters critical phase17h Updated Search for missing Argentinian submarine enters critical phase
Concern grows as oxygen reserves for missing naval vessel ARA San Juan with 44 on board reach seven-day limit
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Facebook apologises to Mafia boss family17h Facebook apologises to Mafia boss family
Facebook has apologised to the family of Italy’s Mafia "boss of bosses" after it removed messages of condolences following his death, aged 87.
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FK Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea17h Updated FK Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea
Antonio Conte asks for help with fixture scheduling as Chelsea reach the last 16 of the Champions League by beating 10-man Qarabag.
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 Labour shadow minister Angela Rayner a grandmother at 37 17h Updated Labour shadow minister Angela Rayner a grandmother at 37
Angela Rayner, who was 16 when she first became pregnant, tweeted her delight at the latest addition to her family and dubbed herself a 'grangela'.
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Ann Maguire inquest jury finds opportunities missed to save teacher18h Ann Maguire inquest jury finds opportunities missed to save teacher
Returning verdict of unlawful killing, jury notes failure of pupils who Will Cornick told of plan to harm Maguire to alert adult There were missed opportunities to save a teacher stabbed to death by her student, an inquest jury has found. Ann Maguire, 61, was killed by Will Cornick, then 15, during a Spanish lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on 24 April 2014. He stabbed her seven times with a kitchen knife he had taken from his family’s kitchen, telling up to 10 other pupils of his plans.
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Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut by Hammond18h Updated Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut by Hammond
The chancellor gives a sobering assessment of the economy - but unveils a boost for first-time buyers.
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Grenfell Tower: Extra £28m to help fire recovery18h Grenfell Tower: Extra £28m to help fire recovery
The funding will go towards mental health services and regeneration in the area, the Chancellor says.
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Hammond safe at No 11 after delivering “clanger-free” budget18h Hammond safe at No 11 after delivering “clanger-free” budget
An optimistic, gaffe-free chancellor offered enough to keep his key to No 11 – at least for now Just days ago, Philip Hammond was battling for his political life amid television gaffes and pressure from Brexit-supporting MPs who considered him – and the Treasury – way too gloomy about Britain’s prospects after leaving the EU.
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Retailers welcome early change to way business rates are calculated18h Retailers welcome early change to way business rates are calculated
Switch from RPI to CPI in 2018 will save sector about £211m over two years, but some hoped chancellor would freeze rates Retailers have welcomed a change in the way business rates are calculated which will save them an estimated £210m over the next two years. After pressure from major high street names, the tax will switch from the retail price index (RPI) measure of inflation to the lower consumer price index (CPI) in 2018 two years earlier than expected. The Treasury said the change would save British companies £2.3bn over the next five years.
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18h Updated What Facebook is up to in Nigeria
Facebook is launching a "community hub" and training program in Nigeria, its biggest market in Africa.
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Empty homes council tax rise unlikely to deter rich owners, say critics18h Empty homes council tax rise unlikely to deter rich owners, say critics
Hammond’s 100% extra tax on vacant property dismissed as ‘joke’ unlikely to hit wealthy buyers or spur re-use of housing The government’s plan to tackle the housing crisis by increasing council tax on empty homes has been labelled a joke which will have very little effect on the oligarchs, foreign royals and multi-millionaire businesses who own hundreds of expensive vacant properties in the UK. .
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Pakistan to Free Alleged Mastermind of Mumbai Terror Attack18h Updated Pakistan to Free Alleged Mastermind of Mumbai Terror Attack
A Pakistani court lifted the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, the man accused by India and the U.S. of masterminding a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai that killed 166 people.
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The Guardian view on war crimes trials: justice for Srebrenica’s victims | Editorial18h The Guardian view on war crimes trials: justice for Srebrenica’s victims | Editorial
It took years to bring Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić to trial. His conviction should give renewed impetus to the pursuit of other perpetratorsThe arc of the moral universe is long and, in the case of
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 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kick off their Midlands tour 19h Updated Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kick off their Midlands tour
The Duchess of Cambridge slipped on her trusty ski jacket for a tour of Aston Villa Football Club, the couple’s penultimate engagement on their West Midlands tour.
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USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges19h Updated USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges
The USA Olympics doctor was charged with molesting seven girls in his care.
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Family of murdered Maltese journalist file lawsuit against police19h Updated Family of murdered Maltese journalist file lawsuit against police
Family allege Maltese police are failing to carry out impartial investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s killing
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19h Russia, Iran, Turkey to hold Syria talks
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to hold a "congress" in Russia that would bring together the warring factions in Syria for peace talks.
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The father and the major: Manusians plead for peaceful solution to refugee standoff – video19h The father and the major: Manusians plead for peaceful solution to refugee standoff – video
Catholic priest Father Clement Taulam and retired Papua New Guinea army Major Michael Kuweh talk about the impact of the Manus Island detention centre on the Manusian population. They speak of their frustration at official policy and their efforts to help the refugees and asylum seekers detained there, and call for a peaceful solution to the current standoff
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19h Jay Parini: What Trump can learn about giving thanks
As millions gather around American tables this week with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's worth thinking about gratitude and what it really means to feel grateful for everything we've been given.
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Buncrana pier deaths: driver was three times of drink drive limit19h Buncrana pier deaths: driver was three times of drink drive limit
Pathologist unable to tell inquest ‘level of impairment’ Sean McGrotty had at time SUV slid off slipway in County Donegal The driver of a SUV that slipped off a slipway in the Irish Republic killing five members of a family from Derry may have been three times over the drink drive limit, an inquest into their deaths has heard. Sean McGrotty, 49, was found to have 159 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. The drink drive limit in the Irish Republic is 50mg.
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Prosecutor and Judge Issue Rare Response to Criticism From Turkey19h Updated Prosecutor and Judge Issue Rare Response to Criticism From Turkey
The criminal case of Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader, has been called a plot against the Turkish Republic by its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries19h Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries
Much of the world is "losing the night" as artificial light becomes brighter and more widespread, say scientists.
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Trump touts busy day of meetings – then appears to play golf19h Trump touts busy day of meetings – then appears to play golf
The president’s Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago seemed to take a recreational turn, despite his staff’s insistence he had ‘a full schedule of meetings and calls’ Donald Trump appears to have headed straight to the golf course on the first day of his Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago in Florida – despite his staff insisting only an hour and a half earlier that he had “a full schedule of meetings and phone calls” all day.
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