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Dozens of Venezuelan prisoners killed in clashes with police 24 May 11:46pm Dozens of Venezuelan prisoners killed in clashes with police
Authorities say incident in Portuguesa state was a failed escape attempt, but activists call it a massacre Twenty-nine detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded during a confrontation in a police cell block in north-western Venezuela. The incident, which took place in the town of Acarigua in the state of Portuguesa, was described by state official as a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups have called it a massacre.
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Brexit ‘Red Lines’ Became a Trap for Theresa May 24 May 11:44pm Updated Brexit ‘Red Lines’ Became a Trap for Theresa May
Initially seen as a “safe pair of hands” to deliver Brexit, she ultimately failed to convey any convincing vision of a future for Britain outside the European Union.
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Kenya’s High Court Upholds a Ban on Gay Sex 24 May 11:40pm Updated Kenya’s High Court Upholds a Ban on Gay Sex
The ruling on laws that date from the British colonial era disappointed gay rights advocates in Africa, where anti-gay views remain common.
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John Bolton Says North Korean Missile Tests Violated U.N. Resolutions 24 May 11:33pm John Bolton Says North Korean Missile Tests Violated U.N. Resolutions
Mr. Bolton said there was “no doubt” that missile tests this month violated Security Council resolutions. President Trump had earlier downplayed their importance.
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Lesbians are the happiest as they are well-paid and more likely to get a promotion, study finds 24 May 11:10pm Updated Lesbians are the happiest as they are well-paid and more likely to get a promotion, study finds
Homosexual women narrowly edge out straight men to take the top spot in a 'happiness ranking' analysis conducted by scientists at Swansea Univeristy.
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Extinction Rebellion: Met want 1,130 climate protesters charged 24 May 11:07pm Updated Extinction Rebellion: Met want 1,130 climate protesters charged
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said the Met wants a prosecution of each protester.
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Indonesia election: presidential rival challenges Widodo victory in court 24 May 10:52pm Indonesia election: presidential rival challenges Widodo victory in court
Prabowo Subianto files lawsuit in constitutional court in Jakarta, scene of fatal clashes between protesters and police this week The defeated candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election has filed a challenge against the result in the country’s top court, just days after seven people died in rioting by his supporters in the capital. The legal move is the latest step in what analysts say has been a months-long campaign by former general Prabowo Subianto to discredit the election.
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Four times more data breaches logged in UK 24 May 10:36pm Four times more data breaches logged in UK
No companies have been fined in the first year of tough new data laws, despite a sharp rise in breaches.
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Judge bars Trump from building border wall sections with emergency funds 24 May 10:34pm Updated Judge bars Trump from building border wall sections with emergency funds
Ruling immediately halts administration’s efforts to use money secured with declaration of national emergency A federal judge has blocked Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought
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‘Impossible’ deadline: Lawyer X inquiry gets further $20m and more time to report 24 May 10:11pm ‘Impossible’ deadline: Lawyer X inquiry gets further $20m and more time to report
Commission given until July 2020 to deliver findings, after inquiry period for Nicola Gobbo-related cases goes from five years to 18 Victoria’s royal commission into the management of police informants has been given an extra seven months to deliver its final report along with $20.5m in additional funding, after commissioner Margaret McMurdo said meeting the original deadline would be “impossible”. The commission, ordered by the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, is examining the number of cases might have been affected by the conduct of Nicola Gobbo, a criminal defence barrister who represented some of Melbourne’s most notorious underworld figures while also acting as a police informant.
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Theresa May apologises to her loyal staff who told her not to be sorry 24 May 9:13pm Theresa May apologises to her loyal staff who told her not to be sorry
After her emotional address to the nation on Downing Street on Friday Morning Theresa May, the Prime Minister’s first words to her staff were: ‘I’m sorry.’
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Mumps - is it the forgotten disease? 24 May 9:12pm Mumps - is it the forgotten disease?
Hippocrates described the classic signs centuries ago, so what else do we know about the ancient illness?
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French police release image of Lyon bombing suspect 24 May 8:59pm French police release image of Lyon bombing suspect
French police have released an image of a bombing suspect after seven people were injured in a "low force" blast in Lyon.
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Shocking moment a vigilante chases down two thieves and beats them with a pipe on busy London street 24 May 8:50pm Shocking moment a vigilante chases down two thieves and beats them with a pipe on busy London street
Shocking footage shows a shirted man chasing after a hooded thug outside Aldgate East Station, Whitechapel High st where he screams at the thug and hits him repeatedly with a pipe-like object.
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Prince Harry to join Donald Trump and the Queen for a private lunch during US State Visit 24 May 8:47pm Prince Harry to join Donald Trump and the Queen for a private lunch during US State Visit
Prince Harry will join the Queen at Buckingham Palace for a private lunch with Donald Trump on the first day of his state visit to the UK, but Meghan looks set to dodge the visit.
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Week in pictures: 18-24 May 2019 24 May 8:37pm Week in pictures: 18-24 May 2019
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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Conservatives in Tory leadership race called hypocrites for praising Theresa May including Boris 24 May 8:22pm Conservatives in Tory leadership race called hypocrites for praising Theresa May including Boris
Conservative leadership candidates (Jeremy Hunt pictured) lined up to laud Theresa May's dignity and sense of duty – despite spending the previous weeks doing their best to unseat her.
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Mount Agung: flights cancelled after Bali volcano erupts 24 May 8:21pm Mount Agung: flights cancelled after Bali volcano erupts
Volcano spews ash over popular tourist island but authorities yet to raise alert level Bali’s airport has cancelled flights following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano, which spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island. The national disaster agency said Friday night’s eruption lasted four minutes and 30 seconds, spreading lava and incandescent rocks about 3km from the crater.
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Homeowners in England free to build bigger extensions 24 May 8:16pm Homeowners in England free to build bigger extensions
Rules in England making it easier to build extensions of up to 8m are being made permanent.
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Race to be new UK prime minister begins 24 May 8:15pm Updated Race to be new UK prime minister begins
Four Conservative MPs have already said they want the job - with more expected to follow.
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Theresa May to resign: PM breaks down announcing resignation on June 7 24 May 8:11pm Updated Theresa May to resign: PM breaks down announcing resignation on June 7
The PM announced her departure in an emotional statement on the steps of Downing Street after meeting Tory backbench chief Sir Graham Brady and giving the news to her staff behind closed doors.
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24 May 8:07pm The US won a trade war against Japan in the 1980s. But China is a whole new ball game
As President Donald Trump lands in Japan Saturday amid a worsening trade war with China, he could well be thinking back to a previous economic spat between Washington and an Asian economic powerhouse.
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Josh Frydenberg: low-emissions future is inevitable and a huge opportunity 24 May 7:53pm Josh Frydenberg: low-emissions future is inevitable and a huge opportunity
Treasurer signals new infrastructure for renewable zones, and says Coalition will pursue climate policy it took to the election Josh Frydenberg says Australia needs to roll out new infrastructure in the coming term of government to support renewable energy zones, and has declared that the “inevitable” transition to low-emissions sources creates an opportunity for the country. In his first wide-ranging interview since holding his Victorian seat last weekend, where he was subjected to a concerted campaign from the Greens and the
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England Women must win World Cup to earn equal pay talks, says striker Kirby 24 May 6:48pm England Women must win World Cup to earn equal pay talks, says striker Kirby
England and Chelsea forward Fran Kirby says the Lionesses "need to win the World Cup" before talking about equal pay with male players.
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Canada Eyes a New Course on the Boeing 737 Max 24 May 6:37pm Canada Eyes a New Course on the Boeing 737 Max
Prospects that the plane linked to two deadly crashes will soon fly again dimmed following a meeting of the world’s aviation regulators.
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24 May 6:32pm Updated US to send additional 1,500 troops to counter Iran threat
President Donald Trump is sending an additional 1,500 US troops to the Middle East as part of a "mostly protective" effort to deter Iranian threats, he said.
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Police seek suspect after package bomb explosion in France 24 May 6:16pm Police seek suspect after package bomb explosion in France
Twelve people injured in incident described by Emmanuel Macron as an attack Police in France were hunting a suspect following a blast in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that wounded more than a dozen people just two days before the country’s fiercely contested European parliament elections. The president, Emmanuel Macron, called Friday’s explosion, apparently from a package packed with shrapnel and placed in the street, an “attack” and sent his interior minister, Christophe Castaner, to Lyon.
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Theresa May Announces Her Resignation, Leaving Brexit in Limbo 24 May 6:16pm Updated Theresa May Announces Her Resignation, Leaving Brexit in Limbo
The prime minister’s departure throws Britain into an unpredictable quandary after three years of trying and failing to pull the country out of the European Union.
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Election lessons from regional Australia: why Labor got the push in the bush 24 May 6:14pm Election lessons from regional Australia: why Labor got the push in the bush
There were stark differences between the messages of the two main parties, and as it turns out, only one hit the right buttons Contemptible. Stupid. Dipshits. Morons. Fools and worse. While there were patches of dissent, rural seats largely stuck with the Coalition in last week’s election, and the torrent of abuse for country people on social media was predictable.
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24 May 6:14pm Colombia Will Review Military Orders Amid Human Rights Fears
After senior officers raised concerns that the military may be committing abuses, a commission will review all orders, the president said.
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24 May 6:03pm Theresa May, Missouri, Summer Reading: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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The Kabul Bureau’s Accidental Gardener 24 May 5:59pm Updated The Kabul Bureau’s Accidental Gardener
The garden is not often the first thing on our minds, as we cover Afghanistan’s long war. I didn’t notice what was going on until I looked out the window in front of my desk on the second floor and saw a hollyhock at eye level.
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4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them? 24 May 5:37pm Updated 4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them?
Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been circumcised. Four of them shared with The Times their pain, emotional trauma and sexual struggles — and their journey to feel whole.
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Donald Trump: Details of first state visit to UK revealed 24 May 5:34pm Donald Trump: Details of first state visit to UK revealed
The US president will join the Queen and a host of royals at a state banquet after a palace welcome.
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France Lyon: Police appeal after parcel bomb attack hurts 13 24 May 5:30pm France Lyon: Police appeal after parcel bomb attack hurts 13
Police hunt for a cyclist after a parcel bomb attack injures at least 13 people in the city of Lyon.
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Jayme Closs: man gets life sentence for kidnapping teen and killing her parents 24 May 5:20pm Jayme Closs: man gets life sentence for kidnapping teen and killing her parents
Jake Patterson pleaded guilty in March to intentional homicide and kidnapping, after Closs was held for 88 days A Wisconsin man was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held for 88 days. Jake Patterson, 21,
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Explosive Device in French City of Lyon Injures at Least 13 24 May 4:59pm Updated Explosive Device in French City of Lyon Injures at Least 13
The precise nature of the device was not immediately clear, but President Emmanuel Macron said the explosion in Lyon, in central France, was an “attack.”
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Modi Has a Huge Mandate in India. Now What Will He Do? 24 May 4:28pm Updated Modi Has a Huge Mandate in India. Now What Will He Do?
A mix of hope and fear defined his first five years as prime minister. Both supporters and critics wonder whether a defining victory will tilt him more to one side.
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24 May 4:10pm How knowing your genes can help you fit into your jeans
"One man's food is another man's poison." - Lucretius (99-55 B.C.)
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#HotSoundGuy caused excitement on social media 24 May 4:03pm #HotSoundGuy caused excitement on social media
The sound man who set up the podium for Theresa May's speech caused excitement on social media.
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24 May 3:53pm Updated Prince Harry to join Trump and Queen for private lunch
Analysis: Trump arrives in Japan with his Asia policy in tatters
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US to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East amid tensions 24 May 3:50pm Updated US to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East amid tensions
The deployment is a response to the "ongoing threat" posed by Iran, the acting defence secretary says.
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Violent Protests Erupt in Kashmir After Indian Forces Kill Militant 24 May 3:25pm Updated Violent Protests Erupt in Kashmir After Indian Forces Kill Militant
Thousands took to the streets of the Indian part of the disputed region after Indian forces said they had killed Zakir Rashid Bhat, who was on their most-wanted list.
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Three More Die on Mount Everest During Crowded Climbing Season 24 May 3:24pm Updated Three More Die on Mount Everest During Crowded Climbing Season
Record numbers of permits and a window of clear weather have led to a large number of simultaneous summit attempts.
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Fire Kills at Least 18 in Western India as Students Jump From Building 24 May 3:23pm Fire Kills at Least 18 in Western India as Students Jump From Building
Firefighters struggled to quell flames in a commercial building in Gujarat state that housed a tutoring center and a gym. Video shared online showed young people jumping to escape the fire.
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Naomi Wolf admits blunder over Victorians and sodomy executions 24 May 3:15pm Naomi Wolf admits blunder over Victorians and sodomy executions
Death sentences in 1800s were hardly ever carried out, despite claim in author’s book Outrages It was only published this week, but already the writer Naomi Wolf has admitted an error at the heart of her latest book. Instead of being “actually executed for sodomy” in 1859, as the writer claims in Outrages, Thomas Silver was apparently “paroled two years after being convicted”. Silver, who was 14 when he was convicted, is just one of several cases cited in the book but, according to the writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet, the error stems from a simple misreading of a historical record and raises wider questions about the argument Wolf puts forward.
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Sybil review – silly comedy about a psychotherapist breaking all the rules 24 May 3:10pm Sybil review – silly comedy about a psychotherapist breaking all the rules
Justine Triet makes her Cannes competition debut with this unconvincing film about an alcoholic therapist who mines a patient’s life for drama Some movies find themselves wading up to their thighs in a treacle-lake of their own pointlessness. One such is Sybil, directed and co-written by French film-maker Justine Triet, making her Cannes competition debut. It is a muddled, silly comedy-drama starring Virginie Efira as a psychotherapist ironically named Sybil (no one could be less like the fabled ancient Greek soothsayer).
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Modern life is toxic. Here are four tips for how to stay healthy | Katie Wells 24 May 3:07pm Modern life is toxic. Here are four tips for how to stay healthy | Katie Wells
We are surrounded by harmful chemicals but a few small practical steps can pay dividends for our wellbeing I remember when I first realized how widespread harmful chemicals were in everyday products. I had just given birth to my first baby and was sitting in the waiting room at my six-week follow-up appointment when I read in a magazine that for the first time in two centuries the current generation of children would have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Looking at my perfect newborn, I wondered why that might be and began researching. That was 12 years ago now, and since then, I’ve founded an award-winning wellness blog and am the author of three bestselling books on how to live a healthy life. While I’m not a doctor, I’ve become a trusted source of wellness advice to millions of people. That’s largely because all of the health tips I share with readers are evidence-based and reviewed by our medical team of experts.
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Facebook refuses to delete fake Pelosi video spread by Trump supporters 24 May 3:04pm Facebook refuses to delete fake Pelosi video spread by Trump supporters
Footage of House speaker deliberately slowed down to make her appear drunk or ill
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Can Celtic clinch treble treble or will Hearts spring shock? 24 May 3:00pm Can Celtic clinch treble treble or will Hearts spring shock?
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Scottish Cup game between Heart of Midlothian and Celtic.
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Trump Approves Modest Increase of About 1,500 Troops in the Middle East 24 May 2:49pm Updated Trump Approves Modest Increase of About 1,500 Troops in the Middle East
President Trump decided to deploy about 1,500 additional American troops to the Middle East to provide protection for American service members already there, officials said Friday.
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Trump says he feels bad for Theresa May after her resignation – video 24 May 2:47pm Trump says he feels bad for Theresa May after her resignation – video
Donald Trump, who is due to make a state visit to the UK in early June,  praised Theresa May following her resignation as prime minister. Speaking to journalists at the White House, the US president said he felt bad for May, whom he described as a 'good woman'. He added: 'She worked very hard. She's very strong. She decided to do something that some people were surprised at. Some people weren't. It's for the good of her country'
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24 May 2:39pm Updated Floating village balances ancient traditions in a modern world
With stilt structures over water and houses built from branches of raffia palm, Nzulezo in Jomoro district of western Ghana could pass for a less elaborate version of Venice in Italy.
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Explosion in French City of Lyon Injures at Least 8 24 May 2:34pm Explosion in French City of Lyon Injures at Least 8
The origin of the explosion in Lyon, a city in central France, was not immediately clear, but President Emmanuel Macron called it an “attack.”
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Afghanistan beat Pakistan in Cricket World Cup warm-up 24 May 1:54pm Afghanistan beat Pakistan in Cricket World Cup warm-up
Afghanistan beat Pakistan by three wickets in a World Cup warm-up match at Bristol featuring an unbeaten 74 from Hashmatullah Shahidi.
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Theresa May to Resign as U.K. Prime Minister 24 May 1:36pm Updated Theresa May to Resign as U.K. Prime Minister
Mrs. May said she would step down as leader of the Conservative Party and then as prime minister, after repeatedly failing to get her Brexit plan through Parliament.
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How Theresa May realised a life-long dream to become PM 24 May 1:33pm Updated How Theresa May realised a life-long dream to become PM
The self-confessed 'bl**dy difficult woman' grabbed power after David Cameron's resignation in 2016 and enjoyed rocketing approval ratings as she triggered Article 50 in March 2017.
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Britons hit road to soak up 70F sun over bank holiday but face traffic hell of 22m car journeys 24 May 1:32pm Updated Britons hit road to soak up 70F sun over bank holiday but face traffic hell of 22m car journeys
Britons are set to hit the roads in their millions today as the bank holiday weekend gets underway, with generally favourable weather predicted in England, Wales and eastern Scotland.
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Julian Assange is hit with 17 new charges for conspiring with Chelsea Manning  24 May 1:26pm Updated Julian Assange is hit with 17 new charges for conspiring with Chelsea Manning 
Julian Assange has been charged with 18 additional criminal charges by the US government.
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Why did a stranger break into a house to clean it? 24 May 1:22pm Why did a stranger break into a house to clean it?
Nate came home to the smell of cleaning products and toilet paper roses. He doesn't know who did it.
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Several people injured in suspected package bomb blast in France 24 May 1:09pm Several people injured in suspected package bomb blast in France
Police evacuate Lyon street after incident described by Emmanuel Macron as an ‘attack’ Several people have been wounded by a suspected package bomb blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon in the south-east of France, the local prosecutors’ office said. The area where the explosion occurred on Friday, on the narrow strip of land between the Saône and Rhone rivers in the historic city centre, has been evacuated.
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Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on 23 July 24 May 1:02pm Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on 23 July
Contest begins to succeed former business secretary amid party’s resurgence at polls Vince Cable has set the date for his departure as Liberal Democrat leader, saying he will hand over a “bigger, stronger party” to his successor on 23 July. With the party expected to do well when the results of Thursday’s European elections are announced on Sunday, Cable said it was time to fulfil his promise to step aside.
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Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July 24 May 12:56pm Updated Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July
An emotional Theresa May confirms she will step down as Tory leader on 7 June, saying she has done all she can and a new prime minister will have to deliver Brexit.
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At least four more die on Everest amid overcrowding concerns 24 May 12:54pm At least four more die on Everest amid overcrowding concerns
Latest deaths, including an Irish climber, come as others report ‘insane’ delays at the peak Four more deaths have been reported on Everest, the world’s highest mountain, as concerns grow over the risks posed by the severe overcrowding on its slopes this year. Kevin Hynes, 56, who was from Ireland, died in his tent at 7,000 metres early on Friday after turning back before reaching the summit. The father of two was part of a group from UK-based climbing company 360 Expeditions, which was attempting to scale the world’s highest mountain. A recovery operation is under way.
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Police hunt heartless thief who embraces her elderly victims before stealing their jewellery 24 May 12:50pm Updated Police hunt heartless thief who embraces her elderly victims before stealing their jewellery
CCTV footage shows the mugger approach a 78-year-old woman in Ealing, west London. It is believed the thief initially asks for directions before getting out of her car and grabbing woman's neck.
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Rebecca Henderson: Posthumous degree for rucksack heart woman 24 May 12:41pm Rebecca Henderson: Posthumous degree for rucksack heart woman
Oxford University student Rebecca Henderson died in February from transplant complications.
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24 May 12:41pm Updated How U.S. Weapons Ended Up Hitting Hospitals in Yemen
In our video, a former State Department official sent to advise the Saudi-led coalition says he saw firsthand how it failed to avoid civilian casualties in Yemen — and how the U.S. chose to look the other way.
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Three more die on Everest amid concerns about overcrowding 24 May 12:39pm Three more die on Everest amid concerns about overcrowding
Deaths of an Austrian and two Indians come as others report ‘insane’ delays at the peak Three more climbers have died on Everest, the world’s highest mountain, as concerns grow over the risks posed by the severe overcrowding on its slopes this year. Local media identified the latest victims as Kalpana Das, 49, and Nihal Ashpak Bagwan, 27, both Indian and Ernst Landgraf, an Austrian.
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Quiet resignation on the streets of Maidenhead where Theresa May has served for two decades 24 May 12:33pm Updated Quiet resignation on the streets of Maidenhead where Theresa May has served for two decades
Constituents in the Berkshire town reacted with an air of inevitability at May's announcement. Many in pubs and shops told MailOnline they felt her time was up over failure to deliver Brexit
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Pictured: Boy, nine, who died when he fell off locker which then fell on him at swimming club 24 May 12:30pm Pictured: Boy, nine, who died when he fell off locker which then fell on him at swimming club
The youngster, named locally as Leo Latifi, was seriously injured at Great Baddow High School in Chelmsford, Essex, last night. He was taken to hospital where he later died.
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Everest: Three more die amid overcrowding near summit 24 May 12:28pm Updated Everest: Three more die amid overcrowding near summit
Seven have died climbing the world's highest peak in a week - more than for the whole of last year.
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Schoolchildren go on strike across world over climate crisis 24 May 12:25pm Schoolchildren go on strike across world over climate crisis
Hundreds of thousands walk out of lessons in 110 countries demanding urgent action Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the world have gone on strike in protest at the escalating climate crisis. Students from 1,800 towns and cities in more than 110 countries stretching from India to Australia and the UK to South Africa, walked out of lessons on Friday, the organisers of the action said.
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Boy, nine, dies locker falls at school 24 May 12:24pm Updated Boy, nine, dies locker falls at school
The youngster, named locally as Leo Latifi, was seriously injured at Great Baddow High School in Chelmsford, Essex, last night. He was taken to hospital where he later died.
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French Open: Nick Kyrgios pulls out with illness 24 May 12:24pm French Open: Nick Kyrgios pulls out with illness
Australian world number 36 Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the French Open with illness, meaning Cameron Norrie will now play a qualifier.
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ACLU and Planned Parenthood file lawsuit to block Alabama abortion ban – live 24 May 12:23pm Updated ACLU and Planned Parenthood file lawsuit to block Alabama abortion ban – live
Organizations filed a lawsuit on behalf of abortion providers in the state challenging the extreme law passed earlier this month
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Theresa May to Resign as U.K. Prime Minister: Live Updates 24 May 12:19pm Updated Theresa May to Resign as U.K. Prime Minister: Live Updates
Mrs. May said she would step down as leader of the Conservative Party and then as prime minister, after repeatedly failing to get her Brexit plan through Parliament.
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The Frugal Leftist Who Shook Up Madrid 24 May 12:16pm Updated The Frugal Leftist Who Shook Up Madrid
At 75, Mayor Manuela Carmena of Madrid, known as “grandmother,” has confounded doomsayers by almost halving the city’s debt in four years.
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Boy dies after getting trapped under locker at Essex school 24 May 12:15pm Boy dies after getting trapped under locker at Essex school
Nine-year-old was at after-school club at Great Baddow high school, say police Tributes have been paid to a nine-year-old boy who died at an Essex school after he became trapped under a locker. Leo Latifi had been with family members at an after-school swimming club at Great Baddow high school in Chelmsford.
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ACLU and Planned Parenthood file lawsuit against Alabama abortion ban 24 May 12:14pm Updated ACLU and Planned Parenthood file lawsuit against Alabama abortion ban
Groups filed lawsuit to block extreme ban before it can take effect as Missouri’s governor signed an eight-week ban into law on Friday
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Chelmsford school locker death: Boy, 9, killed in fall 24 May 12:13pm Updated Chelmsford school locker death: Boy, 9, killed in fall
Leo Latifi was with family members at an after-school swimming club when the accident happened.
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Yes, these EU elections weren’t good enough. This is why | Bob Posner 24 May 12:12pm Yes, these EU elections weren’t good enough. This is why | Bob Posner
The Electoral Commission warned politicians a last-minute election risked issues such as EU citizens struggling to vote
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Mt Everest: Why the summit can get so crowded 24 May 12:05pm Mt Everest: Why the summit can get so crowded
A picture gives a glimpse into the conditions facing climbers at the top of the world.
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Liberal Democrats start leadership contest 24 May 12:01pm Liberal Democrats start leadership contest
Sir Vince Cable confirms he will hand over to his successor on 23 July.
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Chernobyl beats Game Of Thrones and Breaking Bad to top TV chart 24 May 11:59am Chernobyl beats Game Of Thrones and Breaking Bad to top TV chart
New TV series Chernobyl has quickly become the top-rated show on entertainment website IMDB, jumping ahead of long-running fan favourites shows such as Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Wire.
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England captain Morgan fractures finger but should be fit for World Cup 24 May 11:50am England captain Morgan fractures finger but should be fit for World Cup
England captain Eoin Morgan has sustained a small flake fracture to his left index finger but expects to be fit for his side's opening World Cup fixture.
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Man died when a rotten tree collapsed on top of him after he tied a hammock-style tent to it 24 May 11:48am Updated Man died when a rotten tree collapsed on top of him after he tied a hammock-style tent to it
Ryan O'Carroll, 25, was fatally injured as he camped illegally with his 11-year-old brother and wife Stephanee Leal-Sanchez at the 250 acre Tehidy Country Park on August 10 last year.
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Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for activists 24 May 11:48am Updated Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for activists
Judges in Nairobi say they had not seen enough evidence of discrimination to change law LGBT campaigners have reacted with anger and dismay after judges at Kenya’s high court rejected a bid to repeal colonial-era laws criminalising gay sex. The ruling has dealt a major setback to campaigners, who hoped that scrapping the laws would inspire other countries in Africa – where discrimination is widespread – to do the same.
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Kenya upholds law criminalising gay sex 24 May 11:41am Updated Kenya upholds law criminalising gay sex
The judges reject claims that a colonial-era law violated the constitution.
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24 May 11:38am Updated Leonardo da Vinci may have had ADHD, study says
The Mona Lisa is arguably the world's most famous painting -- and yet, like many of Leonardo da Vinci's works, it's also considered unfinished. Half a millennium after his death, new research has identified a potential explanation behind the Renaissance artist's series of uncompleted projects: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
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Merseyrail removes Morrissey posters from train stations after commuter complains 24 May 11:29am Merseyrail removes Morrissey posters from train stations after commuter complains
Merseyrail removed posters advertising Morrissey's new album California Son from trains and stations after one commuter complained about the singer's 'controversial views'.
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One Irishman killed on Everest and another missing 24 May 11:27am One Irishman killed on Everest and another missing
An Irish man is among eight people who have been killed scaling Mount Everest in the last week, while another Irish climber is missing
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Kenya’s High Court Upholds Ban on Gay Sex 24 May 11:17am Updated Kenya’s High Court Upholds Ban on Gay Sex
The ruling on laws that date from the British colonial era disappointed but did not surprise gay rights advocates in Africa, where anti-gay views are common.
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Widow, 85, discovers her husband led a double-life as a secret agent for 70 years 24 May 11:05am Updated Widow, 85, discovers her husband led a double-life as a secret agent for 70 years
Audrey Phillips, 85, from Wiltshire, was shocked to discover her husband of 64 years was working as a spy for MI5. Glyndwr was recruited as a teenager and worked in counter-espionage during WWII.
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Father of Isis suspect said in email he blamed himself 24 May 10:59am Father of Isis suspect said in email he blamed himself
John Letts said he had ‘lost’ son, court hears in trial of pair accused of sending son money The father of a Muslim convert, who left Oxford to live under Islamic State, blamed himself and begged his son not to risk his life and “leave us only photos”, a court heard. In an emotional email John Letts, 58, an organic farmer, told a friend he felt he had “lost” his son, Jack, now 23, who was believed to be in Syria.
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Bob Higgins victims to sue Southampton and Peterborough 24 May 10:59am Bob Higgins victims to sue Southampton and Peterborough
A lawyer representing victims of Bob Higgins confirms they will sue Southampton and Peterborough.
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24 May 10:54am China unveils 600km/h floating train
A new floating bullet train capable of hitting speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (about 372 miles/hour) is one step closer to reality in China.
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Number of flights above the UK hits an all-time high today 24 May 10:53am Updated Number of flights above the UK hits an all-time high today
The spike in flights in UK airspace is due to a combination of factors, such as the bank holiday weekend, school half-term, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival.
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School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world 24 May 10:51am School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.
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Twitter sleuth sheds doubt on poll station pelting of Brexit Party army veteran 24 May 10:50am Updated Twitter sleuth sheds doubt on poll station pelting of Brexit Party army veteran
Remainer internet sleuths have claimed the milkshake attack on a Parachute Regiment veteran in Aldershot yesterday was 'faked' after analysing photos of the liquid.
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Without a single warm word for Theresa May his Corbyn calls for an IMMEDIATE general election 24 May 10:43am Updated Without a single warm word for Theresa May his Corbyn calls for an IMMEDIATE general election
The Labour Leader refused to pay any tribute to the outgoing Tory leader and instead demanded that her replacement call an immediate general election.
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24 May 10:32am 19 best places to travel for the summer of 2019
If you're still deciding where to take your summer vacation, 2019 brings major anniversaries, new flight routes, buzzy museum openings and more.
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Two boys found dead and four children injured in Sheffield 24 May 10:30am Updated Two boys found dead and four children injured in Sheffield
Two adults held on suspicion of murder of boys, 13 and 14, as others taken to hospital
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European elections: UK regulator urged to count late postal votes 24 May 10:30am European elections: UK regulator urged to count late postal votes
Group of MEPs writes to Electoral Commission over reports of ballot paper delays The Electoral Commission has been asked to permit late postal votes for the European parliament elections to be counted as reports continue of many British nationals living abroad receiving their ballot papers too late to return on time. A group of 10 MEPs has written to the regulator to say that it should consider any postal vote that arrives by Sunday when the polls close across Europe. “We cannot permit lousy disenfranchisement like this,” said the Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder, who wrote the letter to the commission.
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24 May 10:29am Updated Everest traffic jam creates lethal conditions for climbers
Two mountaineers have died on Mount Everest after crowds of people became stuck in a queue leading to the summit of the world's highest mountain.
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Theresa May Resigns: Live Updates 24 May 10:21am Updated Theresa May Resigns: Live Updates
Mrs. May said on Friday that she would step down as leader of the Conservative Party and then as Britain’s prime minister, after repeatedly failing to get her Brexit plan through Parliament.
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Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for campaigners 24 May 10:20am Updated Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for campaigners
Judges tell packed courtroom in Nairobi that they had not seen enough evidence of discrimination to change the law Judges at Kenya’s high court have rejected a bid to repeal colonial-era laws criminalising gay sex, in a major setback to LGBT campaigners across Africa. A bench of three judges told a packed courtroom that they had not seen sufficient evidence of discrimination caused by the laws, which they said were constitutional because they represented the values and views of the country.
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Chinese driver gets ticket for scratching his face 24 May 10:12am Chinese driver gets ticket for scratching his face
A man was fined and given points on his licence after a smart traffic camera decided he was on the phone.
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India Election Gives Modi a 2nd Term. Here Are 5 Takeaways. 24 May 9:58am India Election Gives Modi a 2nd Term. Here Are 5 Takeaways.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become one of the most powerful politicians in Indian history, and his success has lifted the Hindu right to its greatest power in modern Indian history.
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Does a hit song really need 9 writers? 24 May 9:57am Does a hit song really need 9 writers?
Rudimental just won a songwriting prize for a song that credits nine writers. How many is too many?
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‘Red Lines’ on Brexit Became a Trap for Theresa May 24 May 9:46am Updated ‘Red Lines’ on Brexit Became a Trap for Theresa May
Initially seen as a “safe pair of hands” to deliver Brexit, she ultimately failed to convey any convincing vision of a future for Britain outside the European Union.
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24 May 9:46am Updated May to step down as leader on June 7
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her resignation, finally bowing to intense political pressure over the failure to deliver her signature policy -- Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.
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24 May 9:44am Updated Theresa May, Harvey Weinstein, Julian Assange: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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24 May 9:40am 50 children saved as international pedophile ring exposed
Interpol has saved 50 children and prosecuted nine sex offenders after uncovering an international pedophile ring that was sharing child abuse images on the dark web.
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Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations 24 May 9:36am Updated Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations
Ten workers are held over the alleged mistreatment of hospital patients following a BBC investigation.
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England captain Morgan to have precautionary X-ray after finger injury 24 May 9:32am Updated England captain Morgan to have precautionary X-ray after finger injury
England captain Eoin Morgan will have a precautionary X-ray on a finger injury suffered less than a week before the start of the World Cup.
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Ten staff arrested over alleged patient abuse at Co Durham hospital 24 May 9:25am Ten staff arrested over alleged patient abuse at Co Durham hospital
Undercover BBC Panorama documentary alleged abuse and neglect at Whorlton Hall Ten staff members have been arrested in connection with alleged abuse of patients at Whorlton Hall hospital in north-east England following a BBC Panorama documentary, Durham police said. Seven men and three women – all members of staff who worked at the unit – were arrested at addresses in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Stockton on Friday morning, police said.
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Theresa May’s Resignation Speech 24 May 9:25am Theresa May’s Resignation Speech
In announcing her departure, Mrs. May lamented the fact that she had tried and failed to persuade lawmakers to back her Brexit deal. Here is the text of that speech.
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24 May 9:20am Populists fare badly in Dutch EU elections
Dutch Pro-European parties are predicted to triumph in the European Parliament election against populists, an exit poll on Thursday has unexpectedly revealed.
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Latest global school climate strikes expected to beat turnout record 24 May 9:06am Latest global school climate strikes expected to beat turnout record
Organisers say more than 1.4 million young people are set to protest about the climate crisis Hundreds of thousands of children and young people are walking out of lessons around the world on Friday as the school strike movement continues to snowball. Climate strikes were planned in more than 1,400 cities in more than 110 countries. Organisers say the number of young people taking part is set to top
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Lust in translation: France makes its own version of Fleabag 24 May 9:01am Lust in translation: France makes its own version of Fleabag
Adaptation set in Paris follows Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit series almost scene for scene France so loved Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit series Fleabag that it has made its own version, about the life of a Parisian woman called Mouche, or Fly.
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Astonishing photos show the silky hedges produced by webs woven by thousands of CATERPILLARS  24 May 9:01am Updated Astonishing photos show the silky hedges produced by webs woven by thousands of CATERPILLARS 
Thousands of very hungry caterpillars have covered a hedgerow in Hallen, in South Gloucestershire and a steet in Netherley, Liverpoolwith a blanket of silky webs.
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UK set for new PM as Theresa May quits 24 May 8:58am Updated UK set for new PM as Theresa May quits
An emotional Theresa May confirms she will step down as Tory leader on 7 June, saying she has done all she can and a new prime minister will have to deliver Brexit.
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24 May 8:55am PSG president charged with corruption
The president of French football champion Paris Saint-Germain has been charged by Parisian prosecutors with corruption in relation to a $3.5 million payment over the organization of the World Athletics Championships in Qatar, a judiciary source told CNN Thursday.
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School climate strikes expected to be largest yet – live coverage 24 May 8:55am Updated School climate strikes expected to be largest yet – live coverage
Students around the world are walking out of lessons to demand politicians take urgent action on climate change
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24 May 8:53am Is Facebook launching a cryptocurrency?
Facebook is reportedly preparing to launch a cryptocurrency as part of its global push into payments.
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European elections: Amnesty director among those denied vote in UK 24 May 8:11am European elections: Amnesty director among those denied vote in UK
Complaints continue to pour in from angry EU citizens turned away from polling booths The Europe director of Amnesty International was among the aggrieved EU nationals denied a vote in the European elections, as complaints continue to pour in from voters. Gauri van Gulik said she was told by officials she could vote in her native country when she arrived at a polling station in north London.
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UK flights: Number of planes using British skies to reach all-time high 24 May 8:01am UK flights: Number of planes using British skies to reach all-time high
Six per minute are expected in one day, with a bank holiday and half-term contributing to the spike.
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Facebook leaves fake Nancy Pelosi video on site 24 May 7:58am Facebook leaves fake Nancy Pelosi video on site
Footage of House Speaker deliberately slowed down to make her appear drunk or ill
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Boulter out of French Open but earns £20,000 24 May 7:45am Boulter out of French Open but earns £20,000
British number two Katie Boulter confirms her withdrawal from the French Open after being included in main draw.
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Hundreds of migrants saved after boats get into trouble in Med 24 May 7:43am Hundreds of migrants saved after boats get into trouble in Med
Almost 300 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean after trying to reach Europe from Libya.
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Theresa May resigns: Who could replace PM? 24 May 7:32am Theresa May resigns: Who could replace PM?
While as many as 25 MPs could run they will swiftly be whittled down into a workable number as MPs show their allegiances and plot to get their chosen man or woman into Downing Street.
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Theresa May to resign as prime minister 24 May 7:26am Updated Theresa May to resign as prime minister
An emotional Theresa May confirms she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, saying she has done all she can and a new prime minister will have to deliver Brexit.
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24 May 7:25am Updated Full speech: Theresa May tears up as she quits as PM
The embattled Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, announces her resignation in a tearful statement after failing to deliver her Brexit plan.
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Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues 24 May 7:17am Updated Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues
The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces 17 counts in a superseding indictment over his role in obtaining and publishing classified documents in 2010.
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Theresa May, Britain’s Prime Minister, Resigns: Live Updates 24 May 7:10am Updated Theresa May, Britain’s Prime Minister, Resigns: Live Updates
Mrs. May announced Friday morning that she would be stepping down, after repeatedly failing to win Parliament’s approval for a deal to withdraw Britain from the European Union.
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Coroner writes to health secretary over student suicide 24 May 6:52am Coroner writes to health secretary over student suicide
Natasha Abrahart found dead on day of oral test she had been dreading A senior coroner has expressed concern over how a students’ health service prescribed anti-depressants to a deeply stressed 20-year-old who went on to take her own life, the Guardian can reveal. Bristol University physics student
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Taiwan gay marriage: Hundreds tie the knot on historic day 24 May 6:52am Taiwan gay marriage: Hundreds tie the knot on historic day
Hundreds of gay couples in Taiwan have rushed to get married on Friday - the first day a landmark decision that legalised same-sex marriage took effect.
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Neymar? Kylian Mbappe? Will Real Madrid make big signings this summer 24 May 6:49am Neymar? Kylian Mbappe? Will Real Madrid make big signings this summer
After winning nothing in 2018-19, Real Madrid are widely expected to rebuild this summer - will this herald a return of the Galacticos to the Bernabeu?
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24 May 6:48am Gianluigi Buffon eyes up management role after retirement
He won the World Cup as a player, but could Gianluigi Buffon be ready to take on the challenge of winning football's biggest prize as a manager?
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US briefing: Theresa May quits, new Assange charges and Trump v Pelosi 24 May 6:41am US briefing: Theresa May quits, new Assange charges and Trump v Pelosi
Friday’s top story: UK prime minister to depart on 7 June. Plus, how the rock biopic became a Hollywood hit Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Have a great Memorial Day weekend; the briefing will be back on Tuesday.
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24 May 6:33am Updated SpaceX launches Starlink, which is deploying 60 satellites
SpaceX just vaulted a rocket full of 60 satellites into the sky. Now for the moment of truth: The company will try to deploy the entire batch of satellites safely into orbit.
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Theresa May: Did she solve her seven burning injustices? 24 May 6:31am Theresa May: Did she solve her seven burning injustices?
When Theresa May became prime minister in July 2016 she identified seven burning injustices.
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24 May 6:29am Record number of students walk out in Global Climate Strike
Hundreds of thousands of school students around the world walked out of class on Friday to urge their governments to take greater action in slashing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Niamh Emerson set to continue heptathlon trend 24 May 6:28am Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Niamh Emerson set to continue heptathlon trend
Britain's Niamh Emerson has a "classic heptathlete physique" and can add to her Commonwealth and European medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, says Jessica Ennis-Hill.
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School students walk out in global climate strike 24 May 6:19am Updated School students walk out in global climate strike
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.
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Farage on course to thrash Tories as Euro Election polls close 24 May 6:08am Farage on course to thrash Tories as Euro Election polls close
The Survation poll for the Daily Mail shows Mr Farage’s Brexit Party well ahead in the European elections on 31 per cent, trailed by Labour on 23, the Conservatives on 14 and the Lib Dems on 12.
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Theresa May: How the PM fought through Brexit battles 24 May 6:06am Theresa May: How the PM fought through Brexit battles
It's been a struggle that lasted three years – how did Theresa May's leadership play out?
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24 May 6:03am Updated Brexit fears are back and the pound is paying the price
Political turmoil over Brexit has sent the pound plummeting close to its lowest level this year.
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24 May 6:01am Updated Theresa May says she will resign, after failure of her Brexit plan
UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a tearful resignation, finally bowing to intense political pressure over the failure to deliver her signature policy -- Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.
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Retirement should not mean hardship – but many older Americans live in poverty 24 May 6:00am Retirement should not mean hardship – but many older Americans live in poverty
As inequality has grown, American seniors have been exposed to financial distress in ways that often go unnoticed Vivian Majors spent her life cleaning houses while her husband, Martin, worked as a carpenter. Their bodies broke down in their 60s. She is now 71, living on her own and struggling to pay her bills. He is in a nursing home and has Parkinson’s disease. She survives on a $960 monthly social security check and $50 in food stamps. Hardened by years of physically taxing work that left her hovering around the poverty line, Majors, now retired, is girding herself for more years of financial hardship.
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School locker death: Boy, 9, dies after fall at Great Baddow High 24 May 6:00am Updated School locker death: Boy, 9, dies after fall at Great Baddow High
The child had been with family members at an after-school club, police say.
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UK retail sales stall in April 24 May 6:00am UK retail sales stall in April
The ONS said sales were flat in April, as clothing sales offset declines in other sectors.
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Theresa May resigns: What happened? 24 May 5:52am Theresa May resigns: What happened?
The UK leader has announced she will step down - plunging the Brexit process into further turmoil.
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‘Red Lines’ on Brexit Became a Snare for Theresa May 24 May 5:50am ‘Red Lines’ on Brexit Became a Snare for Theresa May
Initially seen as a “safe pair of hands” to deliver Brexit, she ultimately failed to convey any convincing vision of a future for Britain outside the European Union.
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Theresa May: Premiership in six charts 24 May 5:43am Theresa May: Premiership in six charts
The highs and lows of Theresa May's time in office, explained in six charts.
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UK government misses net migration target for 37th time in a row 24 May 5:37am UK government misses net migration target for 37th time in a row
Official figures show 258,000 more people moved to Britain than emigrated in 2018 Migrants continue to add to the UK population as official figures show the government has missed its target of reducing net migration to tens of thousands for the 37th time in a row. The last official migration figures released under Theresa May’s premiership reveal that 258,000 more people moved to the UK than left in 2018, with 602,000 arriving and 343,000 people emigrating.
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The Theresa May story: The Tory leader brought down by Brexit 24 May 5:36am The Theresa May story: The Tory leader brought down by Brexit
How Brexit led to the downfall of the UK's second female prime minister.
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May Faces Calls to Resign Amid a Fresh Brexit Revolt 24 May 5:29am May Faces Calls to Resign Amid a Fresh Brexit Revolt
Britain’s prime minister is confronting a ferocious backlash over her latest proposals for leaving the European Union, including the resignation of a key cabinet member.
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24 May 5:27am Harvey Weinstein accusers reach $44M deal over alleged sexual misconduct
Attorneys representing claims against Harvey Weinstein, his company and former associates have reached a $44 million settlement to resolve civil lawsuits over his alleged sexual misconduct.
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Theresa May, Undone by Brexit, to Resign as U.K. Prime Minister 24 May 5:18am Theresa May, Undone by Brexit, to Resign as U.K. Prime Minister
The announcement comes after almost three years of trying and failing to lead Britain out of the European Union.
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Theresa May, Undone by Brexit, to Step Down as U.K. Prime Minister 24 May 5:10am Theresa May, Undone by Brexit, to Step Down as U.K. Prime Minister
The announcement comes after almost three years of trying and failing to lead Britain out of the European Union.
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Theresa May: PM expected to reveal departure date 24 May 5:01am Theresa May: PM expected to reveal departure date
The prime minister is expected to make a statement about her future in Downing Street shortly.
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24 May 5:00am My Best Friend and I Did Everything Together — Until He Was Killed in Afghanistan
A bomb planted by the Taliban killed my best friend, Patrick. This Memorial Day, I am still coming to terms with the fact that I survived our ill-fated mission and he did not.
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Theresa May expected to announce her resignation – live news 24 May 4:58am Updated Theresa May expected to announce her resignation – live news
Latest news as prime minister widely expected to bow to pressure from Tory MPs and reveal the date she will leave Downing Street
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School locker death: Boy, 9, dies after fall at Great Baddow High School 24 May 4:53am Updated School locker death: Boy, 9, dies after fall at Great Baddow High School
The child had been at the school with family members at an after school club, police say.
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24 May 4:49am Trump suggests using Huawei as a bargaining chip in trade deal
US President Donald Trump has raised the possibility of easing restrictions on Huawei as part of a broader trade deal with Beijing, despite labeling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous."
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Boy aged 9 dies after getting trapped under locker at Essex school 24 May 4:43am Boy aged 9 dies after getting trapped under locker at Essex school
Child was at Great Baddow high school with family members for after-school club, say police A nine-year-old boy has died at an Essex school after he became trapped under a locker, according to police. The child, who has yet to be named, was at Great Baddow high school in Chelmsford with members of his family when the incident occurred. He subsequently died in hospital.
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Theresa May: Ministers expect PM to reveal departure date 24 May 4:41am Theresa May: Ministers expect PM to reveal departure date
Senior cabinet ministers expect the PM to outline a timetable on Friday for her successor to be chosen.
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Trudeau exonerates Cree leader 130 years after wrongful conviction 24 May 4:39am Trudeau exonerates Cree leader 130 years after wrongful conviction
The revered Chief Poundmaker tried to negotiate with Canadian officials when he was falsely accused of treason The Canadian government has formally exonerated a prominent Cree leader, the revered Chief Poundmaker— known to his people as Pîhtokahanapiwiyin— nearly 130 years after the Cree leader was falsely accused and convicted on treason charges. In an emotional ceremony at Poundmaker Cree Nation in the province of Saskatchewan on Thursday,
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Sultan of Brunei returns Oxford degree after anti-gay law backlash 24 May 4:34am Sultan of Brunei returns Oxford degree after anti-gay law backlash
The sultan of Brunei has returned an honorary degree awarded to him by Oxford University following a backlash to his proposal of the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.
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24 May 4:26am China unveils 600km/h maglev train prototype
A new floating bullet train capable of hitting speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (about 372 miles/hour) is one step closer to reality in China.
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SpaceX launches satellites for global web service 24 May 4:19am SpaceX launches satellites for global web service
Elon Musk's private rocket company, SpaceX, has sent 60 small satellites into low orbit as he prepares to launch a new internet service.
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Bunnings flatpack homes fly off the shelves – but only in New Zealand 24 May 4:16am Bunnings flatpack homes fly off the shelves – but only in New Zealand
Pre-fabricated two-bedroom homes cost A$65,000, and four bedrooms up to $107,000 For those wanting to get on the housing ladder a trip to Bunnings – and New Zealand – may be in order. The DIY specialist has reported a brisk trade for its selection of flatpack homes which have been on sale across the Tasman.
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Mothercare sales plunge as losses widen 24 May 4:14am Updated Mothercare sales plunge as losses widen
The baby goods retailer says it is on a "sounder footing", even though UK sales fell nearly 9%.
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European elections: UK government may face court action after EU citizens denied vote 24 May 4:01am European elections: UK government may face court action after EU citizens denied vote
People reportedly turned away from European election polling booths due to admin errors
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Scientists pursue universal snakebite cure using HIV antibody techniques 24 May 4:00am Scientists pursue universal snakebite cure using HIV antibody techniques
British specialist among those aiming to develop ‘next generation’ treatment that could help millions of victims each year Scientists in five countries, including the UK, hope to find a universal cure for snakebite using the same technology that discovered HIV antibodies. A new consortium of venom specialists in India, Kenya, Nigeria, Britain and the US will locate and develop antibodies to treat critical illness from snakebites, which harm
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Theresa May will address the nation TODAY to pledge Britain will have a new PM by summer 24 May 3:54am Updated Theresa May will address the nation TODAY to pledge Britain will have a new PM by summer
Allies said that – barring a last-minute change of heart – Theresa May will announce plans today morning to step aside as Conservative Party leader next month.
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Ministers expect Theresa May to reveal No 10 departure date on Friday 24 May 3:46am Updated Ministers expect Theresa May to reveal No 10 departure date on Friday
Senior cabinet ministers expect the PM to outline a timetable on Friday for her successor to be chosen.
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24 May 3:45am Weinstein accusers reach $44M settlement
Attorneys representing claims against Harvey Weinstein, his company and former associates have reached a $44 million settlement to resolve civil lawsuits over his alleged sexual misconduct.
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24 May 3:38am A Guide to Our Coverage of the European Parliament Elections
Citizens of the European Union’s 28 member nations go to the polls this week to elect their next transnational Parliament. Here’s a guide to our coverage.
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Dogs across Britain wait outside polling stations as owners cast their European votes 24 May 3:20am Updated Dogs across Britain wait outside polling stations as owners cast their European votes
The European election polls have opened across the UK but many democracy-loving dogs have been forced to wait outside as their owners go to vote.
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ACTU launches review of $25m election campaign after Labor defeat 24 May 3:13am ACTU launches review of $25m election campaign after Labor defeat
Former Queensland Labor MP Evan Moorehead to head review amid questions over union body’s role The Australian Council of Trade Unions has appointed a former Queensland state Labor MP, Evan Moorehead, to review its election tactics and advertising campaign, which cost an estimated $25m. The union movement’s campaign has come under fire since Labor’s disastrous election performance,
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Bidders circle around British Steel amid frantic effort to find buyer for collapsed firm 24 May 3:01am Updated Bidders circle around British Steel amid frantic effort to find buyer for collapsed firm
British Steel flopped after the Government refused to supply £30million to keep it going – which Business Secretary Greg Clark said would have been illegal under EU ‘state aid’ rules.
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24 May 3:01am 50 children saved as Interpol exposes international pedophile ring
Interpol has saved 50 children and prosecuted nine sex offenders after uncovering an international pedophile ring that was sharing child abuse images on the dark web.
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Calls for Europe to review border controls after blacklisted Russian visits 70 times 24 May 3:00am Calls for Europe to review border controls after blacklisted Russian visits 70 times
Despite ban from three EU member states, Andrei Pavlov managed to travel widely Europe is under pressure to review its border controls, after it emerged that an individual sanctioned over his alleged role in Russia’s biggest ever tax fraud has visited member states more than 70 times in the past four years. The case, which has embroiled the current premier of the Caribbean island of Nevis, raises fresh concerns about the golden passports trade. Countries in the Caribbean – including St Kitts and Nevis – are offering citizenship for cash to individuals seeking easy access to EU member states. Their passports, which confer visa-free travel to the EU for up to 90 days, are popular with individuals wanting to skirt travel restrictions.
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24 May 2:57am Updated Huawei, Britain, Julian Assange: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Labor leadership: agitation grows over fate of women in post-election carve-up 24 May 2:12am Labor leadership: agitation grows over fate of women in post-election carve-up
Party warned not to lose sight of gender parity goal as factions jostle for power Agitation is growing in Labor ranks over how women will fare in the carve-up of leadership and frontbench positions, as factions begin jockeying for power in the wake of last week’s shock election defeat. The network Emily’s List Australia, which supports women entering politics, has warned Labor not to slip backwards in its goal of achieving gender parity.
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24 May 2:09am Updated SpaceX launches Starlink: Waiting for deployment of 60 satellites
SpaceX just vaulted a rocket full of 60 satellites into the sky. Now for the moment of truth: The company will try to deploy the entire batch of satellites safely into orbit.
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Narendra Modi, India’s ‘Watchman,’ Captures Historic Election Victory 24 May 2:08am Updated Narendra Modi, India’s ‘Watchman,’ Captures Historic Election Victory
Mr. Modi’s party captured a commanding parliamentary majority for the second time in a row, a feat not achieved for decades.
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Firefighters, cancer and lobbying: the safety row over flame retardants 24 May 2:00am Firefighters, cancer and lobbying: the safety row over flame retardants
Massachusetts has failed to sign a bill – opposed by the American Chemistry Council – banning flame retardants into law despite the endorsement of lawmakers and pediatricians Jay Fleming is a booming Boston firefighter who has climbed the ranks since 1978. He has two engineering degrees, a no-nonsense manner and thick accent. For the last seven years, he has applied his considerable wit to banning flame retardant chemicals in Massachusetts, which might sound counterintuitive to those not steeped in the byzantine logic of American chemical regulation.
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Accused Chilean kidnapper for Pinochet regime denies knowing victims 24 May 1:52am Accused Chilean kidnapper for Pinochet regime denies knowing victims
Adriana Riva, in custody in Sydney following an extradition request from Chile, has applied for bail A Sydney woman wanted in Chile over the alleged kidnapping of seven people during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet denies having known or ever seen them. Adriana Rivas, 66, was
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24 May 1:38am Updated Trump suggests using Huawei as bargaining chip in US-China trade deal
Mobile networks suspending orders for Huawei
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Woman who escaped serial killer watches his execution 24 May 1:36am Woman who escaped serial killer watches his execution
A woman who escaped the clutches of a serial killer and helped bring him to justice has watched him being executed in Florida.
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England captain Danson fighting hardest battle of all 24 May 1:29am England captain Danson fighting hardest battle of all
When Olympic champion Alex Danson hit her head on a wall while laughing, the "most challenging part" of her life began.
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Rahul Gandhi: Is this the end of the Gandhi dynasty? 24 May 1:22am Updated Rahul Gandhi: Is this the end of the Gandhi dynasty?
After Narendra Modi's stunning victory, is this the end for Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi?
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Sultan of Brunei returns Oxford degree after backlash over anti-gay laws 24 May 1:04am Sultan of Brunei returns Oxford degree after backlash over anti-gay laws
The oil-rich south-east Asian state sparked an outcry when it proposed the death penalty for gay sex and adultery The sultan of Brunei has returned an honorary degree awarded by Oxford University after a backlash led by celebrities including
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Hundreds of images revealed charting The Beatles rise to fame after worldwide hunt for footage 24 May 1:03am Updated Hundreds of images revealed charting The Beatles rise to fame after worldwide hunt for footage
Hundreds of incredible never-before-seen images snapped by fans offer a tantalising glimpse of The Beatles' life away from concerts during their heyday. John Lennon is snapped at a protest.
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US to strafe crucial nesting area for 3m birds with poison to eradicate mice 24 May 1:00am US to strafe crucial nesting area for 3m birds with poison to eradicate mice
Midway Atoll to be bombarded with rodenticide after scientists and volunteers discovered seabirds with open wounds Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean was the scene of a crucial naval battle in the second world war. It is now set for a very different sort of conflict – a bombing campaign to rid the area of mice. The US government is moving ahead
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Disaffected voters boost Brexit party across north-west 24 May 1:00am Disaffected voters boost Brexit party across north-west
Supporters look to Nigel Farage to unite nation and introduce ‘down-to-earth’ politics As the glitterball twinkled and the raffle table heaved with prizes in a Lancashire pub in the former mill village of Bamber Bridge, Margaret West was feeling happier than she had for months. The Blackpool rock‘n’roll dancer and former education worker had been so angry and stressed over Brexit she’d lost sleep over it, felt ignored by politicians and unfairly insulted online for voting to leave. But then something came along that made her feel represented, “that gave me a sense of excitement, something new and worthy like the Suffragette movement”, she said. It was Nigel Farage’s
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