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18 Oct 11:57pm The US Secretary of State is frustrated and feels victimized
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become increasingly frustrated in recent weeks by the departure of top State Department officials and claims that he failed to defend the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, from a smear campaign against her, according to three sources familiar with the situation.
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Honduran President’s Brother Is Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking 18 Oct 11:57pm Updated Honduran President’s Brother Is Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking
Witnesses at a trial in New York describe how drug money buys protection at the highest level of Honduran politics.
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Chile protests: state of emergency declared in Santiago as violence escalates 18 Oct 11:56pm Chile protests: state of emergency declared in Santiago as violence escalates
President announces order in televised address after fare-dodging protest by students in capital widens
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18 Oct 11:13pm Updated Trump is hanging Israel and Netanyahu out to dry
With a single stroke, President Donald Trump has effectively brought a newly resurgent and potent triad—Syria, Russia and Iran—to the very doorstep of their declared enemy, Israel, and given aid and comfort to Israel's longtime and persistent foe, Hezbollah, in Lebanon.
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Sydney woman allegedly kidnapped and ordered at knifepoint to withdraw cash from bank 18 Oct 10:24pm Updated Sydney woman allegedly kidnapped and ordered at knifepoint to withdraw cash from bank
Dong Hwa Kim allegedly jumped in woman’s back seat, bound her hands and ordered her to drive to Ermington bank A kidnapped woman allegedly ordered at knifepoint to withdraw cash from a Sydney bank was able to alert staff to her situation, police say. Yun Fang, 36, was driving out of the car park of the Macquarie Centre in Macquarie Park, a suburb of northern Sydney, on Friday afternoon when Dong Hwa Kim allegedly jumped into the back seat and threatened her with a knife.
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18 Oct 9:51pm Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns
Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that it's initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of its popular Johnson's Baby Powder due to low levels of asbestos contamination.
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The most evil love of all: Serial killers Rose West and Myra Hindley were lovers in prison 18 Oct 8:46pm Updated The most evil love of all: Serial killers Rose West and Myra Hindley were lovers in prison
The House of Horrors killer was 'quite taken' with the Moors Murderer and was 'impressed by her knowledge and ability', according to her defence lawyer Leo Goatley.
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Coroner slams NHS Trust after TEN cancer patients died following experimental treatment 18 Oct 8:45pm Coroner slams NHS Trust after TEN cancer patients died following experimental treatment
Paul Miller, 62, a consultant urologist, worked at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill treated patients suffering from bladder and prostate cancer.
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18 Oct 8:39pm A man missing for a week is found alive inside his wrecked car at the bottom of a gully
A Missouri man who'd been missing for a week was found at the bottom of a ravine by a biker.
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18 Oct 8:37pm Meghan, Duchess of Sussex opens up in emotional interview on the pressures of being a mom in the spotlight
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gave a rare glimpse into her personal life when she admitted that she has struggled to deal with the repercussions of being a new mother in the spotlight.
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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Today we must end this Brexit purgatory  18 Oct 8:34pm Updated DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Today we must end this Brexit purgatory 
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: As they look in the mirror today, MPs must ask themselves this question. Will I fight to free Britain from the constitutional quagmire it has been stuck in for three long years?
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Do the deal today, says former Remain campaign chief STUART ROSE 18 Oct 8:30pm Updated Do the deal today, says former Remain campaign chief STUART ROSE
STUART ROSE It's no secret I was a Remainer. I'm still a Remainer but I respect the democratic process. I am also a pragmatist and a realist.
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Extinction Rebellion occupy Oxford Street in latest stunt 18 Oct 8:25pm Updated Extinction Rebellion occupy Oxford Street in latest stunt
The eco-activists have set up a wooden pyramid at the junction of Oxford Street and Regent's Street, but it was a shadow of the hundreds who occupied the street in April.
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18 Oct 8:10pm Primary schools give free food to hungry families
The biggest primary school academy trust is setting up food banks in its schools to feed families.
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18 Oct 8:06pm Tropical Storm Nestor could bring some relief to areas of parched South
Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Nestor was inundating portions of the Gulf Coast on Friday night, the National Hurricane Center. That could be good news for inland residents who endured a dry and hot September.
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18 Oct 8:05pm Updated Hillary Clinton appears to suggest Russians are grooming a Democrat for 2020
Election model says 2020 is 'Trump's to lose' Trump made 26 false claims at Texas rally
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Princess Leonor of Spain, 13, joins by Queen Letizia and King Felipe at awards evening 18 Oct 7:10pm Princess Leonor of Spain, 13, joins by Queen Letizia and King Felipe at awards evening
Queen Letizia of Spain, 46, and King Felipe, 51, appeared every bit the proud parents as Princess Leonor of Spain, 13, handed out awards at an event in Oviedo this evening.
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18 Oct 7:06pm Giuliani pushed Trump administration to grant a visa to a Ukrainian official promising dirt on Democrats
Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent's testimony.
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Two tourists, including 30-year-old British man, killed in Mallorca after being mowed down 18 Oct 6:59pm Two tourists, including 30-year-old British man, killed in Mallorca after being mowed down
The horror crash took place on the Paseo Maritimo in Palma, Spain at around 4pm today and was witnessed by shocked holidaymakers. The victims were a German woman and a British man.
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18 Oct 6:58pm American weapons arre being turned on the US-backed government in Yemen
American-made weaponry has fallen into the hands of rival militia groups in Yemen, some of whom have turned their arms against each other in a bitter and worsening conflict, a new CNN investigation has found.
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Clashes and Confusion Mar Attempt at Cease-Fire in Syria 18 Oct 6:46pm Updated Clashes and Confusion Mar Attempt at Cease-Fire in Syria
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, there were conflicting reports of whether Turkish troops were advancing or holding fire.
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Violence flares in Lebanon as protesters tell their leaders to go 18 Oct 6:33pm Violence flares in Lebanon as protesters tell their leaders to go
Dozens wounded or held as warnings over economy spark biggest protests in decade Security forces fired teargas and chased down protesters in Beirut on Friday after tens of thousands of people across
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The Stunning Escape of El Chapo’s Son: It’s Like “a Bad Netflix Show” 18 Oct 6:12pm Updated The Stunning Escape of El Chapo’s Son: It’s Like “a Bad Netflix Show”
Henchmen forced a patrol of armed forces to release Ovidio Guzmán Lopez after he had been captured.
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Lebanon Roiled by Second Day of Protests as Frustration Over Chronic Corruption Boils Over 18 Oct 6:09pm Lebanon Roiled by Second Day of Protests as Frustration Over Chronic Corruption Boils Over
Demonstrators massed outside the government palace in downtown Beirut, blocked the airport road and burned posters of politicians.
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18 Oct 5:50pm Turkey Syria offensive: Mitch McConnell attacks Trump
Republican Mitch McConnell calls Turkey's Syria offensive and the US troop withdrawal a "nightmare".
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W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo 18 Oct 5:49pm Updated W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo
New cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas.
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Party I loved must not betray Brexit, says IAN AUSTIN who quit Labour to become an independent MP 18 Oct 5:44pm Party I loved must not betray Brexit, says IAN AUSTIN who quit Labour to become an independent MP
IAN AUSTIN: The choice facing every Labour MP today is a stark one that should have nothing to do with party politics. It is unlikely that there will be a more important parliamentary vote.
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18 Oct 5:37pm Updated Brexit: No better outcome than my deal, says Johnson
Boris Johnson makes a fresh appeal to MPs ahead of Saturday's knife-edge Commons vote on his Brexit deal.
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One arrest after reports of knifeman at Arndale centre in Manchester 18 Oct 5:37pm One arrest after reports of knifeman at Arndale centre in Manchester
No reported injuries or wider threats to the community, says Greater Manchester police Officers from Greater Manchester police arrested a suspect on Friday after reports of a man with a knife at the Arndale shopping centre. Footage on social media appeared to show a large police and ambulance service presence outside the Manchester shopping centre, which closed at 8pm on Friday according to its website.
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With Escape of El Chapo’s Son, Mexico Suffers a Stunning Defeat 18 Oct 5:36pm Updated With Escape of El Chapo’s Son, Mexico Suffers a Stunning Defeat
Henchmen forced a patrol of armed forces to release Ovidio Guzmán Lopez after he had been captured.
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‘It’s Not a Choice:’ Syrians Flee After Turkish Forces Bombard Their Homes 18 Oct 5:34pm Updated ‘It’s Not a Choice:’ Syrians Flee After Turkish Forces Bombard Their Homes
Since Turkish forces attacked Kurdish-controlled territory in northeast Syria, almost two thousand refugees have fled the country. We spoke with some of them in Bardarash refugee camp, across the border in Iraq.
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No more delays! Emmanuel Macron warns Brussels may block any further extension 18 Oct 5:32pm No more delays! Emmanuel Macron warns Brussels may block any further extension
Emmanuel Macron on Friday night led EU leaders in warning that they might block any further Brexit extension, while Merkel is understood to have argued the EU can not push out the UK without a deal.
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Unionists in Northern Ireland Feel Betrayed by Brexit Deal 18 Oct 5:16pm Updated Unionists in Northern Ireland Feel Betrayed by Brexit Deal
The unionists were upset by Boris Johnson’s decision to sign off on a deal with the European Union without support from the lawmakers who represent them.
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Hillary Clinton hints Russia is grooming Tulsi Gabbard as third-party candidate 18 Oct 5:13pm Hillary Clinton hints Russia is grooming Tulsi Gabbard as third-party candidate
Former secretary of state said in a podcast that the Hawaii congresswoman ‘is a favorite of the Russians’ Hillary Clinton has said Russia, which interfered in the US election she lost in 2016, is “grooming” a Democratic candidate for a third-party run next year, signalling she believes congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard could fill the role. The goal of this would essentially be to divide the US electorate and help Donald Trump win re-election, Clinton said. In the interview, Clinton also said she believes Russia had compromising information, or kompromat, on Trump.
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Violent clashes erupt between cartel gunmen and police in Mexico – video report 18 Oct 5:07pm Violent clashes erupt between cartel gunmen and police in Mexico – video report
Intense fighting has erupted in the Mexican city of Culiacán, where masked gunmen threw up burning barricades and traded gunfire with security forces after authorities arrested one of the sons of the jailed former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel 
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18 Oct 5:03pm Updated Premiership: Bristol Bears thump Bath 43-16 in Premiership curtain-raiser
Bristol Bears produce a storming second-half showing to thrash Bath 43-16 in the opening game of the Premiership season.
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Hong Kong Court Rules Against Same-Sex Unions 18 Oct 4:54pm Updated Hong Kong Court Rules Against Same-Sex Unions
The decision is a setback to efforts to expand recognition of such partnerships in Asia, after Taiwan’s recognition of gay marriage stirred hopes among many.
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The Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U. K.? 18 Oct 4:51pm The Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U. K.?
The proposed exit deal promises to accentuate centrifugal forces that were already pulling Scotland and Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom.
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Canning Town Extinction Rebellion protester is remanded in custody 18 Oct 4:44pm Updated Canning Town Extinction Rebellion protester is remanded in custody
British Transport Police moved quickly to bring charges against XR activists. Three men and two women have already  been charged over Tube protests.
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Catalonia Protesters, Slipping the Reins of Jailed Leaders, Grow More Radicalized 18 Oct 4:23pm Updated Catalonia Protesters, Slipping the Reins of Jailed Leaders, Grow More Radicalized
With a general strike and more protests across Catalonia, politicians in Madrid and Barcelona are feuding over how to maintain control over the region’s streets.
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18 Oct 4:17pm Updated Extinction Rebellion: Central London targeted despite ban
Protesters take to Oxford Circus, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square to demand action on climate change.
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The accounts worker who was dragged off roof Tube train by furious commuters 18 Oct 4:10pm Updated The accounts worker who was dragged off roof Tube train by furious commuters
James Mee, 35, was part of a gang including a Buddhist teacher, a grandfather and a vicar who brought chaos to three stations east of the capital: Canning Town, Shadwell and Stratford.
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The Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U.K.? 18 Oct 3:51pm Updated The Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U.K.?
The proposed exit deal promises to accentuate centrifugal forces that were already pulling Scotland and Northern Ireland out of Britain.
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Alaska: plane carrying high school swim team goes off runway 18 Oct 3:50pm Updated Alaska: plane carrying high school swim team goes off runway
Two people critically injured and 10 others receiving medical care, Peninsula Airways said One person is dead after a commuter plane carrying 42 people, including a high school swimming team, went off the runway while landing late on Thursday at a small
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18 Oct 3:50pm Updated Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir in all-women spacewalk
Two female astronauts made history as they replaced a power unit on the International Space Station.
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Explorers set out to find lost WWII ships 18 Oct 3:43pm Explorers set out to find lost WWII ships
Deep sea explorers hoping to discover sunken World War Two ships are launching underwater robots in an area where one of the most significant battles of the time took place.
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Brexit: Labour to back rebel Tory bid to force Johnson to demand extension – live news 18 Oct 3:32pm Updated Brexit: Labour to back rebel Tory bid to force Johnson to demand extension – live news
Prime minister has said he is ‘very confident’ deal will be approved in historic Commons vote on Saturday
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18 Oct 3:21pm Updated Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO, has died
Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, two of Silicon Valley's most storied companies, has died. He was 62.
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18 Oct 3:05pm Bystanders rescue woman from train tracks
Footage shows a woman being knocked off a platform in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Boeing may have ‘unknowingly’ misled regulators about crash-linked software 18 Oct 3:03pm Boeing may have ‘unknowingly’ misled regulators about crash-linked software
Boeing failed to turn over documents about MCAS program, linked to two fatal crashes of 737 Max airliners, to the FAA for four months A senior Boeing executive has said he may have “unknowingly” misled US regulators about the software program linked to two fatal crashes of 737 Max airliners. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed on Friday that Boeing told it a day earlier about internal messages it had discovered “some months ago” that characterize “certain communications with the FAA during the original certification of the 737 Max in 2016”.
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Australia urged to return $5bn to Timor-Leste and launch royal commission 18 Oct 3:00pm Australia urged to return $5bn to Timor-Leste and launch royal commission
Senate inquiry told Australia should also drop prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery Australia’s negotiations with Timor-Leste should be the subject of a royal commission, and the government should return $5bn unfairly taken from the impoverished nation, a parliamentary inquiry has been told. It should also drop the
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Where does Australia sit on a global policy scale? – Australian politics live podcast 18 Oct 3:00pm Where does Australia sit on a global policy scale? – Australian politics live podcast
How does Australia rank on a global scale for its policies on education, employment, immigration and climate change? Katharine Murphy talks to Andrew Wear, a Victorian public servant and author who is looking to foreign countries for inspiration on policy. Wear discusses how Australia is a global leader in immigration, but risks falling behind in other areas.
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Horse slaughter: irresponsibility and hypocrisy on all sides have brought us here 18 Oct 3:00pm Horse slaughter: irresponsibility and hypocrisy on all sides have brought us here
The public recoils, although sheep and cows are killed in identical fashion. But the racing industry has a serious case to answer too The biggest trucks at any horse sale belong to the meat dealers. At the end of the day, once those awarded a second chance have been led away, the dealers open the remaining pens and run their unlucky purchases through the saleyard to the loading ramp. Young, well-fed, well-muscled horses – such as thoroughbreds or standardbreds that have recently left the racing industries – are sent to export abattoirs in Peterborough, South Australia, or the Meramist abattoir in Caboolture, Queensland. The latter is currently being investigated for animal cruelty offences after footage aired on
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18 Oct 2:54pm Pro-independence protesters set fires, clash with police in Barcelona
Fires and violence broke out in the streets of Barcelona on Friday, as more than half a million pro-independence protesters gathered in the Catalan capital, the local police said.
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18 Oct 2:44pm Updated Wedding caterers fined for salmonella-infected hog roast
Fifty-eight guests fell ill after eating the contaminated meat at Vicki and Phil Kemp's reception.
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Taiwan Urges Hong Kong to Investigate Killing That Helped Stir Protests 18 Oct 2:43pm Updated Taiwan Urges Hong Kong to Investigate Killing That Helped Stir Protests
A suspect in a Taiwan murder could be released in days. The case led to the extradition bill that set off Hong Kong’s protest movement.
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Turkish President Slams Trump’s Letter for ‘Lack of Respect’ 18 Oct 2:25pm Turkish President Slams Trump’s Letter for ‘Lack of Respect’
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said, “We will not forget this lack of respect” after receiving a letter from President Trump warning, “Don’t be a fool!”
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18 Oct 2:22pm Updated Plane carrying swim team crashes in Alaska
A plane carrying 42 people, including a high school swim team, went off an airport runway while trying to land Thursday in Alaska.
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Kurds Reported to Be Pulling Out of Syria ‘Safe Zone’ as Fighting Eases 18 Oct 2:20pm Updated Kurds Reported to Be Pulling Out of Syria ‘Safe Zone’ as Fighting Eases
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, gunfire died down and Turkish and American officials said the deal was holding
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Chile: students ambush metro stations in mass fare-dodging protest over fare hikes – video 18 Oct 2:19pm Chile: students ambush metro stations in mass fare-dodging protest over fare hikes – video
The Chilean capital, Santiago, has seen a significant roll-out of riot police after more than a week of mass fare evasion on the city's metro in protest over rising prices. Police and metro management said there had been more than 200 incidents of largely schoolchildren and students jumping barriers and forcing gates to access trains. Metro stations were closed or blocked and in some cases police responded with teargas and batons
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Hillary Clinton hints Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Russia as third-party candidate – live 18 Oct 2:09pm Updated Hillary Clinton hints Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Russia as third-party candidate – live
Former Democratic candidate said in an apparent reference to the Hawaii congresswoman ‘she’s the favorite of the Russians’
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Pakistan Avoids Terrorism Blacklist and Sanctions 18 Oct 2:05pm Pakistan Avoids Terrorism Blacklist and Sanctions
The country could be blacklisted in February if it does not make progress clamping down on terrorism financing, money laundering.
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18 Oct 1:56pm Updated Bonmarché appoints administrators
The chain's 318 shops will remain open while a buyer is sought for the business.
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18 Oct 1:55pm Huge Nazi bunker to house luxury hotel
A luxury hotel, complete with a lush rooftop garden, is set to open within a huge former Nazi bunker.
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Brother of Honduras president found guilty in vast drug conspiracy case 18 Oct 1:54pm Brother of Honduras president found guilty in vast drug conspiracy case
Prosecutors said the president, Juan Orlando Hernández, enabled his brother’s trafficking The Honduran politician Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández has been found guilty in a vast drug conspiracy case in New York City after prosecutors said he relied on “state-sponsored drug trafficking” enabled by his brother – the country’s president. “Tony” Hernández was impassive as the verdict was announced by a jury that deliberated over parts of two days. He was convicted of drug conspiracy, weapons charges and lying to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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Council asks judge to ban LGBT lessons protesters from near school 18 Oct 1:52pm Council asks judge to ban LGBT lessons protesters from near school
Birmingham school is focus of long campaign to halt LGBT equality messages being taught A high court judge has been asked to extend an exclusion zone permanently banning activists against LGBT equality lessons from demonstrating outside a Birmingham primary school. Protesters went head to head with a local authority during the five-day trial to stop protests outside Anderton Park primary school. The school, in the Sparkhill area of the city,
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18 Oct 1:37pm Updated Family found isolated at farm may have been held against their will, police say
Dutch police investigating a family that may have lived isolated on a farm for a decade said Thursday it's possible they were held there against their will -- and they're looking at whether "certain religion or philosophy" might have been involved.
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US opioid epidemic: multibillion-dollar deal may be near in lawsuits 18 Oct 1:25pm US opioid epidemic: multibillion-dollar deal may be near in lawsuits
Healthcare executives and state attorneys general said to be progressing toward deal before landmark trial is scheduled to start Executives from several large healthcare companies and state attorneys general were progressing toward what is expected to be a multibillion dollar deal to resolve the sprawling litigation over the US
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18 Oct 1:14pm Pompeo frustrated and victimized amid impeachment controversy
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become increasingly frustrated in recent weeks by the departure of top State Department officials and claims that he failed to defend the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, from a smear campaign against her, according to three sources familiar with the situation.
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Huge rallies in Barcelona over jailing of Catalan separatists 18 Oct 1:13pm Huge rallies in Barcelona over jailing of Catalan separatists
Isolated clashes break out during mass demonstrations that follow general strike More than half a million people have participated in a series of mass rallies in Barcelona called in protest at the
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Belgium to evacuate Isis suspects from Syria detention camps 18 Oct 1:11pm Belgium to evacuate Isis suspects from Syria detention camps
Other European states also preparing to repatriate citizens accused of Isis links via safe zone Belgium and other European states are preparing to evacuate citizens accused of having links to Islamic State from detention camps in north-eastern Syria through a newly declared safe zone being carved out by Turkish forces along the border. Belgian officials informed family members of detainees held in two camps on Friday that they would attempt to take advantage of a five-day ceasefire to retrieve nationals allegedly tied to the terror group. The Guardian has learned that other European states, including France and Germany, are also looking at ways to take advantage of
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Teacher did not tell education chiefs her teacher husband was having affair with pupil 18 Oct 1:11pm Teacher did not tell education chiefs her teacher husband was having affair with pupil
Jane and Bryan Schalch, aged 39 and 42, were both teachers at a prestigious independent school in Warwick when Mr Schalch began an affair with the teenager.
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18 Oct 1:06pm Catalonia protests: Marches and general strike paralyse Barcelona
The Supreme Court decision to jail nine separatist leaders has enraged separatists in Catalonia.
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Amid Shelling in Syria, Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Truce 18 Oct 1:05pm Updated Amid Shelling in Syria, Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Truce
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, gunfire continued in the region, raising questions about the deal’s feasibility.
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Extinction Rebellion protester climbs Big Ben in day of climate action 18 Oct 1:05pm Extinction Rebellion protester climbs Big Ben in day of climate action
Activist Ben Atkinson scales scaffolding on Houses of Parliament without ropes An Extinction Rebellion activist scaled Big Ben and unfurled banners calling for action on the climate emergency after a day of action that marked the culmination of the group’s fortnight-long “October rebellion”. The organisation said Ben Atkinson, a 43-year-old tree surgeon, climbed scaffolding surrounding the clock tower without ropes. Wearing a jacket and tie, and what appeared to be a Boris Johnson-type wig, he hung two large banners, reading: “No pride on a dead planet” and “Citizens Assembly”.
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Half a million people take part in Catalonia general strike 18 Oct 12:59pm Half a million people take part in Catalonia general strike
Workers close shops and block roads to protest at jailing of pro-independence leaders More than half a million people have participated in a series of mass rallies in Barcelona called in protest at the
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Emmanuel Macron opposes Brexit extension but Angela Merkel open 18 Oct 12:52pm Updated Emmanuel Macron opposes Brexit extension but Angela Merkel open
He insisted that the UK's withdrawal on Halloween 'should be respected' now that a deal has been agreed with the EU. booting Mr Johnson ahead of a vote on the agreement on Saturday.
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Manufacturers express deep misgivings over Johnson’s Brexit deal 18 Oct 12:47pm Manufacturers express deep misgivings over Johnson’s Brexit deal
Lobby group calls for transition extension and loosening of migration rules on eve of vote
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Climate Activist Scales Big Ben Tower Dressed as Boris Johnson 18 Oct 12:41pm Updated Climate Activist Scales Big Ben Tower Dressed as Boris Johnson
An activist from Extinction Rebellion, which has been staging high-profile events around Britain to call attention to the climate crisis, climbed up scaffolding outside the famous clock.
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18 Oct 12:39pm Afghanistan mosque bombing kills 62 worshippers
The force of the blast destroyed the roof of the mosque, in eastern Nangarhar province.
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Mexico’s President Defends Government Response to Drug Cartel Mayhem 18 Oct 12:37pm Updated Mexico’s President Defends Government Response to Drug Cartel Mayhem
The government of Sinaloa State warned residents to stay off the streets and be on high alert after the attempted arrest of the son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera.
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18 Oct 12:29pm Updated Catalonia protests and general strike paralyse Barcelona
The Supreme Court decision to jail nine separatist leaders has enraged demonstrators in Catalonia.
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18 Oct 12:29pm A Canadian election looms - seven charts explain all
Climate change, gender balance and Quebec - the issues facing Canadians this election.
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In ‘Cave-In,’ Trump Cease-Fire Cements Turkey’s Gains in Syria 18 Oct 12:26pm Updated In ‘Cave-In,’ Trump Cease-Fire Cements Turkey’s Gains in Syria
The agreement, announced by Vice President Mike Pence, may stop the killing in the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. But the cost to American influence is expected to be high.
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18 Oct 12:15pm Bulgaria soccer coach resigns
Bulgaria soccer coach Krasimir Balakov has resigned following Monday's controversial Euro 2020 qualifier when England players were subjected to racist abuse.
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UN investigates alleged use of white phosphorus in Syria 18 Oct 12:12pm Updated UN investigates alleged use of white phosphorus in Syria
Kurdish Red Crescent says six people, some civilians, in hospital with mysterious burns UN chemical weapons inspectors have announced they are gathering information following accusations that burning white phosphorus was used by Turkish forces against children in Syria earlier this week. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Friday morning that “it was aware of the situation and is collecting information with regard to possible use of chemical weapons”.
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A ‘Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave. 18 Oct 12:10pm Updated A ‘Menopause Champion’ at Work? Yes. You Also Get Paid Leave.
A British broadcaster says its new menopause policy will help free up a “taboo” subject and close what has been called the “gender pain gap.”
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Protester Scales Big Ben Tower Dressed as Boris Johnson 18 Oct 12:08pm Protester Scales Big Ben Tower Dressed as Boris Johnson
An activist from Extinction Rebellion, which has been staging high-profile events around Britain to call attention to the climate crisis, climbed up scaffolding outside the famous clock.
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Blast at Mosque Kills Dozens in Afghanistan 18 Oct 12:07pm Updated Blast at Mosque Kills Dozens in Afghanistan
The attack in Deh Bala, a small agricultural district in the east of the country, caused the building’s roof to collapse.
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What Boris Johnson Needs to Do to Win Parliament’s Vote on Brexit 18 Oct 12:07pm Updated What Boris Johnson Needs to Do to Win Parliament’s Vote on Brexit
Three groups of lawmakers are key as the prime minister aims to get approval for his deal on Saturday. He needs around 30 lawmakers to change sides.
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18 Oct 12:04pm Activist climbs Big Ben scaffolding
A climate protester from the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion has climbed scaffolding around the base of one of Britain's most famous landmarks, the Big Ben clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.
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18 Oct 11:57am Updated Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov resigns following racism backlash
Krasimir Balakov resigns as Bulgaria manager four days after claiming he did not hear racist chants in England's 6-0 win in Sofia.
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Ousted in Tiananmen Protests, a Late Chinese Leader Is Finally Given a Grave 18 Oct 11:57am Updated Ousted in Tiananmen Protests, a Late Chinese Leader Is Finally Given a Grave
The ashes of Zhao Ziyang, the liberal leader ousted after seeking compromise with the protesters, were laid to rest. But the uprising remains a sensitive political scar in China.
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18 Oct 11:55am Updated Turkey Syria offensive: Trump likens conflict to playground fight
The US leader defends his handling of Turkey's offensive as evidence of possible war crimes grows.
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18 Oct 11:53am Updated Extinction Rebellion: Westminster targeted by protesters despite ban
Protesters take to Whitehall to demand action on climate change despite a London-wide ban.
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Mexico’s President Defends Response to Drug Cartel Mayhem 18 Oct 11:46am Mexico’s President Defends Response to Drug Cartel Mayhem
The government of Sinaloa State warned residents to stay off the streets and be on high alert after the attempted arrest of the son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera.
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18 Oct 11:45am Dozens killed in mosque explosion in Afghanistan during Friday prayers
At least 62 people were killed in an explosion during Friday prayers in a mosque in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, according to a regional spokesman.
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18 Oct 11:37am Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder
Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that it's initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of its popular Johnson's Baby Powder due to low levels of asbestos contamination.
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Police launch probe after human bones found at site of former care home 18 Oct 11:30am Updated Police launch probe after human bones found at site of former care home
The bones were found at the site of Catherine Dalley House, Melton Mowbray, which was once a home for elderly but is now being torn down to make way for housing.
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Catalonia general strike brings Barcelona to standstill 18 Oct 11:25am Updated Catalonia general strike brings Barcelona to standstill
Workers close shops and block roads in protest at jailing of pro-independence leaders Workers downed tools, shops closed and activists blocked roads in Catalonia on Friday in a general strike called in protest at the
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Early start for England rugby fans as bars open at 7am 18 Oct 11:23am Early start for England rugby fans as bars open at 7am
Hundreds of bars across the country will be opening early for England's crunch Rugby World Cup quarter final against Australia which kicks off at 8.15am.
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Two men charged after family found locked in farmhouse basement 18 Oct 11:19am Two men charged after family found locked in farmhouse basement
Two men have been arrested after five adult siblings were found locked in a basement on a farm in the northern Netherlands "waiting for the end of time".
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Justin Trudeau is a fake progressive. Now Canada must vote for real ones | Martin Lukacs 18 Oct 11:13am Justin Trudeau is a fake progressive. Now Canada must vote for real ones | Martin Lukacs
Ahead of Monday’s election, little divides the Liberal prime minister and the reactionary Conservatives. But there is an alternative How far Justin Trudeau’s star has fallen. In 2015, the rise of this hopey-changey wunderkind was supposed to usher in a bold new Canadian era: democratic reform, ambitious climate action, a plan to tackle inequality, and a new, respectful relationship with Indigenous peoples. But his Liberal party’s bid for re-election, ahead of the
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18 Oct 11:13am Updated Brexit: Johnson in race to win support for deal
No 10 is trying to persuade MPs to back the PM's deal ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.
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Chaos for London commuters for the second day running as the Jubilee Line is shut down 18 Oct 11:12am Chaos for London commuters for the second day running as the Jubilee Line is shut down
London commuters faced more chaos today as the Jubilee Line was shut down due to 'temporary unavailability of trains' - a day after Extinction Rebellion protesters
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18 Oct 11:08am Updated Dozens killed in Afghanistan mosque bombing
The attack, in eastern Nangarhar province, targeted worshippers during Friday prayers.
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Bulgaria manager resigns as outgoing president hits out at Southgate 18 Oct 11:07am Bulgaria manager resigns as outgoing president hits out at Southgate
‘Only Southgate heard chants,’ says Mihaylov upon quitting
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Extinction Rebellion activist climbs Big Ben in climate protest 18 Oct 11:03am Extinction Rebellion activist climbs Big Ben in climate protest
Protester Ben Atkinson scales scaffolding on Houses of Parliament without ropes An Extinction Rebellion protester is climbing Big Ben without ropes as part of the final protests of the group’s “October Rebellion”. The organisation said the “free solo” climber was Ben Atkinson, a 43-year-old tree surgeon. Just before 4pm on Friday he unfurled two Extinction Rebellion banners from the scaffolding on the clock tower.
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Battles Break Out in Culiacán, Mexico, as El Chapo’s Son Is Arrested and Released 18 Oct 11:01am Updated Battles Break Out in Culiacán, Mexico, as El Chapo’s Son Is Arrested and Released
The government of Sinaloa State warned residents to stay off the streets and be on high alert after the attempted arrest of the son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera.
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18 Oct 10:54am Updated At least 62 killed in mosque explosion
At least 62 people were killed in an explosion during Friday prayers in a mosque in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, according to a regional spokesman.
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Unborn baby girl who was overdue by three weeks strangled to death by umbilical cord 18 Oct 10:42am Updated Unborn baby girl who was overdue by three weeks strangled to death by umbilical cord
Georgina Hardy, 26, and her boyfriend, Dave Squire, 26, from Clacton-on-Sea, were told their daughter, Rosie Melanie Joyce Squire, grew too big in the womb.
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18 Oct 10:39am Harry Dunn: Parents ask police to charge crash death suspect
Harry Dunn's family say US officials are "ruthlessly" protecting Anne Sacoolas from facing justice.
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Brexit: Johnson urged to win over ERG by confirming no deal still possible – live news 18 Oct 10:37am Updated Brexit: Johnson urged to win over ERG by confirming no deal still possible – live news
Prime minister has said he is ‘very confident’ deal will be approved in historic Commons vote on Saturday
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Fighting continues on Syria-Turkey border despite ceasefire 18 Oct 10:27am Updated Fighting continues on Syria-Turkey border despite ceasefire
Artillery fire and ground clashes reported in violation of US-brokered five-day truce Fighting is continuing on the border between Syria and Turkey in defiance of a supposed five-day ceasefire negotiated between the US and Turkey. Intermittent artillery fire and ground clashes were heard in the border town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, one of the two main targets of the nine-day-old Turkish offensive, as the Turkish military and Syrian rebel proxies struggled to wrest control of the town from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
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Bulgaria manager quits after racist abuse at England game 18 Oct 10:25am Bulgaria manager quits after racist abuse at England game
Bulgaria's manager has resigned after a Euro 2020 qualifier had to be paused twice due to racist abuse directed at England players.
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Trump mocked and criticized by ex-military leaders including Mattis – live 18 Oct 10:24am Updated Trump mocked and criticized by ex-military leaders including Mattis – live
Ex-defense secretary said president ‘earned his spurs from a doctor’ while Gen Barry McCaffrey slammed Syria policy as ‘inexplicable’
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Lebanon brought to a standstill by protests over economic crisis 18 Oct 10:24am Lebanon brought to a standstill by protests over economic crisis
Unrest could further destabilise country already carrying one of world’s biggest debtloads Nationwide protests have paralysed Lebanon as demonstrators blocked major roads on a second day of rallies against the government’s handling of a severe economic crisis. The protests, the largest since 2015 and could further destabilise a country whose economy is already on the verge of collapse and with one of the highest debt loads in the world.
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18 Oct 10:15am When outrages become the new normal
Now and again in President Donald Trump's Washington, it's hard to believe what you're watching with your own eyes.
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Police charge five Extinction Rebellion activists including 83-year-old grandfather 18 Oct 10:11am Police charge five Extinction Rebellion activists including 83-year-old grandfather
British Transport Police moved quickly to bring charges against XR activists. Three men and two women have already  been charged over Tube protests.
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‘We do not want war’: Mexico president defends release of El Chapo’s son 18 Oct 10:08am ‘We do not want war’: Mexico president defends release of El Chapo’s son
Andrés Manuel López Obrador said security forces saved lives by releasing jailed kingpin’s son after his brief capture in Culiacán Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has defended the country’s security forces, saying they had saved lives by releasing a son of jailed kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán after his brief capture in the north-western city of Culiacán. Cartel gunmen on Thursday surrounded security forces in Culiacán, Sinaloa state, and made them free the drug lord’s son Ovidio Guzmán López after his detention
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Thunderstorms and 50mph winds are set to tear through the UK today with an inch of rain 18 Oct 9:59am Thunderstorms and 50mph winds are set to tear through the UK today with an inch of rain
Thunderstorms and winds of up to 50pmh are making their way across the UK today and tonight. The autumnal weather will see lightning strike right across southern England, before moving across to Wales.
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18 Oct 9:42am Afghanistan violence: Dozens killed in mosque blast
The attack, in eastern Nangarhar province, targeted worshippers during Friday prayers.
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Police Scotland prank their Met colleagues by plastering STICKERS onto their vans 18 Oct 9:34am Updated Police Scotland prank their Met colleagues by plastering STICKERS onto their vans
Scottish officers have stuck hundreds of 'Keeping London Safe' stickers to Metropolitan Police vehicles that include the phrase 'Lovely Jubbly' - a nod to Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses.
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Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Truce as Shelling Continues in Syria 18 Oct 9:32am Updated Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Truce as Shelling Continues in Syria
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, shelling continued in the region, raising questions about the deal’s feasibility.
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Dementia poses threat to health similar to HIV and Aids, summit told 18 Oct 9:26am Dementia poses threat to health similar to HIV and Aids, summit told
Dutch government warns there will be 75 million people with condition worldwide by 2030 Dementia poses a threat to global health on the same scale as HIV and Aids, the Dutch government has said, warning the number of people with the condition will not be far off the population of Germany by 2030. In a
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18 Oct 9:21am Reading Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row
The Oracle shopping centre decides "not to extend the lease" of the popular US fast-food chain.
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Bristol University pays for late-night police patrols targeting noisy students 18 Oct 9:20am Bristol University pays for late-night police patrols targeting noisy students
Residents near campus says university has failed to tackle students’ antisocial behaviour The University of Bristol is paying for nighttime police patrols in areas around its campus after years of complaints from residents about loud parties and disruption caused by its growing number of students living in rented houses. While a number of British universities already fund or subsidise police activities to safeguard students and staff, Bristol appears to be the first university to pay for police to protect residents from students.
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18 Oct 9:19am Updated The first all-female spacewalk happens today
Early Friday, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch will conduct the first all-female spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. The spacewalk will begin at 7:50 a.m. ET.
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18 Oct 9:13am Updated El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid postponed because of fears over civil unrest
This month's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is postponed because of fears of civil unrest.
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Liberty fails in legal bid aimed at preventing no-deal Brexit 18 Oct 9:09am Updated Liberty fails in legal bid aimed at preventing no-deal Brexit
Court of appeal unanimously rejects request for urgent hearing before Commons vote
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Trump mocked and criticized from ex-military leaders including Mattis – live 18 Oct 9:06am Trump mocked and criticized from ex-military leaders including Mattis – live
Ex-defense secretary said president ‘earned his spurs from a doctor’ while Gen Barry McCaffrey slammed Syria policy as ‘inexplicable’
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18 Oct 9:04am Updated WhatsApp tax sparks night of violent protests
Thousands of protesters filled the streets of downtown Beirut as part of nation-wide demonstrations over deteriorating economic conditions and new austerity measures.
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18 Oct 9:01am Updated Plane carrying Prince William and Kate forced to abort landing twice amid storms
A British Royal Air Force plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was forced to abandon landing twice in Pakistan due to bad weather on Thursday.
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18 Oct 8:53am Updated Brexit deal: What does it mean?
Boris Johnson has agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU - but what does it mean and will Parliament pass it?
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California: July earthquake caused fault to move for first time on record 18 Oct 8:52am California: July earthquake caused fault to move for first time on record
Ruptures in Ridgecrest sequence ended a few miles from the Garlock fault, which is slowly creeping, says study The
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18 Oct 8:50am Updated Extinction Rebellion: Oxford Circus cleared after protesters defy ban
Police clear climate change protesters from one of London's busiest junctions.
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Extinction Rebellion blocks Oxford Circus in London with pyramid 18 Oct 8:45am Extinction Rebellion blocks Oxford Circus in London with pyramid
Activists lock themselves to structure made of wooden poles at centre of busy junction Activists with Extinction Rebellion have blockaded Oxford Circus in central London with a pyramid structure made of wooden poles, as they began a wave of actions and demonstrations on the final day of their “October Rebellion”. At 9.30am, a whistle was blown to instruct activists to block the roads leading into the junction, one of London’s busiest, which was the scene of
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18 Oct 8:43am Harry Dunn: Parents ask British police to charge suspect fight for extradition
The family believe US officials are "ruthlessly" protecting Anne Sacoolas from facing justice.
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18 Oct 8:41am Duchess of Cambridge gives rare TV news interview
Prince Harry: Every camera flash takes me back to mum's death
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Prince William and Kate Middleton leave Lahore 18 Oct 8:37am Updated Prince William and Kate Middleton leave Lahore
Kate wore a black flora coat from Beulah London as she and William had a tour around the facility, where British servicemen help their Pakistani counterparts train the animals.
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18 Oct 8:34am Updated Dad who raped daughters given 40-year term at Swansea Crown Court
The man from south west Wales fathered at least six children with one of his daughters.
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18 Oct 8:34am Five Disney fans could get $1,000 for binge-watching movies
Calling Disney fans — some of you could earn $1,000 by binge-watching your favorite movies.
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Church warden jailed for life for murder of university lecturer 18 Oct 8:32am Church warden jailed for life for murder of university lecturer
Benjamin Field killed Peter Farquhar in village of Maids Moreton to inherit his house and money A church warden has been jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering a university lecturer following a sustained campaign of physical and mental abuse. Benjamin Field, 28, was convicted in August of killing Peter Farquhar, 69, a retired teacher and part-time university lecturer, to inherit his house and money, and trying to make his death look like an accident or suicide.
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Exam boards facing huge fines over sloppy marking 18 Oct 8:28am Updated Exam boards facing huge fines over sloppy marking
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson warned exam bosses he is willing to give Ofqual 'more powers' to fine after one of Britain's biggest exam boards ordered to pay £1m in fines and compensation.
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Mother vows to never have children again after her epidural wore off midway through her C-section 18 Oct 8:27am Mother vows to never have children again after her epidural wore off midway through her C-section
Jodie Marsden, 27, from West Yorkshire, had an emergency C-section on after two days of labour, and despite having an epidural, she said she could feel medics 'pulling her stomach apart'.
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18 Oct 8:27am Updated These Premier League managers might get fired soon
In a society where instant gratification is so highly prized, time is a commodity few can afford.
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Nasa makes history as first all-female spacewalk begins 18 Oct 8:09am Nasa makes history as first all-female spacewalk begins
Christina Koch and Jessica Meir venture outside ISS to replace faulty device in mission expected to last five and a half hours
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General strike shuts down Catalonia 18 Oct 7:57am General strike shuts down Catalonia
Workers close shops and block roads in protest at jailing of pro-independence leaders Workers downed tools, shops closed and activists blocked roads in Catalonia on Friday in a general strike called in protest at the
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Turkey, Culiacán, Houston Astros: Your Friday Briefing 18 Oct 7:56am Updated Turkey, Culiacán, Houston Astros: Your Friday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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Amid Protests, Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials 18 Oct 7:52am Amid Protests, Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials
As a general strike and protests took place across Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont vowed to fight Spain’s attempt to try him on sedition charges.
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MPs say Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is far worse than Theresa May’s – video 18 Oct 7:47am MPs say Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is far worse than Theresa May’s – video
MPs have reacted to the prime minister’s new Brexit deal, which will face a historic knife-edge vote in the House of Commons on Saturday. Jo Swinson, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, and the Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, have said Johnson's deal is worse than Theresa May's, while Jeremy Corbyn and the DUP have said they cannot support the new agreement
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18 Oct 7:46am Updated Lady Gaga plummets backward off stage while dancing with a fan
Lady Gaga may have sung "Edge of Glory" but it was the edge of the stage that proved her undoing during her latest Enigma show in Las Vegas, when she plummeted backward into the crowd.
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18 Oct 7:45am Duchess of Cambridge gives first ever TV news interview
Prince Harry: Every camera flash takes me back to mum's death
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Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials 18 Oct 7:42am Updated Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials
Carles Puigdemont, who is in exile, has vowed to fight Spain’s attempt to try him on sedition charges.
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18 Oct 7:41am Johnson scrambles for support ahead of Brexit vote
- Has Johnson's Brexit deal got the votes to pass in UK? - Analysis: Johnson can't celebrate his Brexit win for long
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Green surge expected in Swiss elections as climate concern grows 18 Oct 7:39am Green surge expected in Swiss elections as climate concern grows
Polling suggests climate crisis will be a key factor for more than a quarter of voters More than 27% of Swiss voters say the climate crisis will be a determining factor in their vote, prompting predictions of a green surge and a fall in support for the nationalist Swiss People’s party (SVP) in parliamentary elections on Sunday. Most voters have already cast their ballots by post in the nationwide poll, which elects 245 members of Switzerland’s federal assembly - 200 to the lower house, known as national council, and 46 to the upper house, the council of states.
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Ex-Catalan leader appears before Belgian authorities over arrest warrant 18 Oct 7:32am Updated Ex-Catalan leader appears before Belgian authorities over arrest warrant
Spain seeks to extradite Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia braces for general strike Carles Puigdemont, the former Catalan president sought by Spanish courts over his role in the region’s failed independence bid, has been released on bail after testifying before judicial authorities in Belgium in response to the reactivation of an international arrest warrant against him this week. News of his court appearance came as Catalonia braced itself for a general strike and a huge demonstration in Barcelona after a fourth night of violent protests triggered by the
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‘You are not alone’: Justin Welby reveals he sought help for depression 18 Oct 7:27am ‘You are not alone’: Justin Welby reveals he sought help for depression
Archbishop of Canterbury says daughter’s honesty about illness helped remove stigma The archbishop of Canterbury has revealed he is taking medication for depression and has urged others who are “walking in darkness” to reach out for help. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day slot before a mental health conference at Lambeth Palace in London on Friday, Justin Welby said: “Last year I realised I was depressed. I have a daughter who has been very open about her experiences of depression, and she helped me see that it wasn’t something to be ashamed of. It’s just life – and I got help.”
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18 Oct 7:22am Boris Johnson, Jennifer Arcuri, and the mysterious Annie Tacker
Questions surround Boris Johnson's friendship with Jennifer Arcuri, including her UK media manager.
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18 Oct 7:22am Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage
A Hong Kong court has ruled against redefining the meaning of marriage that would have allowed same-sex unions and civil partnerships in the city.
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Johnson sells out to get his Brexit deal – but worse is yet to come 18 Oct 7:16am Johnson sells out to get his Brexit deal – but worse is yet to come
If he wins over MPs, a PM clearly unsuited to office will get to rewrite his own history as a leader of Churchillian brilliance
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18 Oct 7:07am The biggest ever exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci works is about to begin
The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, is gearing up for its largest ever Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.
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Boy out of intensive care after Tate Modern fall 18 Oct 7:00am Boy out of intensive care after Tate Modern fall
Family say six-year-old is making progress but faces a lengthy recovery period A six-year-old boy who sustained severe injuries after
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Shelling Continues in Syria, Hours After Cease-Fire Deal 18 Oct 6:59am Shelling Continues in Syria, Hours After Cease-Fire Deal
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, gunfire could also be heard in the region, raising questions about the deal’s feasibility.
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US briefing: Mulvaney cops to quid pro quo, Syria ceasefire and Brexit 18 Oct 6:25am US briefing: Mulvaney cops to quid pro quo, Syria ceasefire and Brexit
Friday’s top story: White House chief of staff suggests Trump withheld Ukraine aid for political reasons. Plus, Can The Wing, an elite private women’s club, really call itself progressive?
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18 Oct 6:21am Forty-year sentence for father who raped daughters
The man from south west Wales fathered at least six children with one of his daughters.
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18 Oct 6:20am Crunching the numbers on key Brexit vote
The House of Commons will sit on Saturday to vote on the new Brexit deal proposed by Boris Johnson.
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18 Oct 6:18am Extinction Rebellion: Protesters block Oxford Circus in defiance of ban
Defying a ban on protests, the anti-climate change group blocks a busy London junction.
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18 Oct 6:17am Updated Five charged over Extinction Rebellion Tube protests
Extinction Rebellion activists climbed on to trains at Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell on Thursday.
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18 Oct 6:17am Updated El Clasico postponed amid Catalan protests
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has postponed El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid later this month due to the ongoing Catalan protests.
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Extinction Rebellion block Oxford Circus in London with pyramid 18 Oct 6:15am Extinction Rebellion block Oxford Circus in London with pyramid
Activists lock themselves to structure made of wooden poles at centre of busy junction Activists with Extinction Rebellion have blockaded Oxford Circus with a pyramid structure made of wooden poles, as they began a wave of actions and demonstrations on the final day of their “October Rebellion”. At 9.30am a whistle was blown to instruct activists to block the roads leading into the junction, one of London’s busiest, which was the scene of
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Fighting Continues in Syria, Hours After Cease-Fire Deal 18 Oct 6:12am Updated Fighting Continues in Syria, Hours After Cease-Fire Deal
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, shelling continued on Friday, raising questions about the deal’s feasibility.
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John McDonnell expects Labour MPs to hold firm on Brexit deal 18 Oct 5:58am John McDonnell expects Labour MPs to hold firm on Brexit deal
Votes of opposition could be crucial when parliament sits on Saturday to discuss PM’s plan
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18 Oct 5:54am Updated An ‘insult’ to suggest non-football people make football decisions at Man Utd - Woodward
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward hits back at critics and backs boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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Hong Kong protesters in UK say they face pro-Beijing intimidation 18 Oct 5:54am Hong Kong protesters in UK say they face pro-Beijing intimidation
Police have been called to intervene and separate groups at events in university cities Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests say they are being intimidated and harassed by pro-Beijing Chinese students and others at their events around the UK, forcing police to step in to separate them from counter-demonstrations. Below-the-radar tensions have boiled over into incidents that include the arrest of a 19-year-old Chinese student after bottles were thrown at a Sheffield event, while police and university security have intervened in other town centres and campuses.
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Canadian elections: can Justin Trudeau hold on to power? – video explainer 18 Oct 5:34am Canadian elections: can Justin Trudeau hold on to power? – video explainer
The Canadian prime minister’s progressive shine is looking tarnished and shop-worn as the nation heads to the polls on 21 October  –  and Justin Trudeau is now in the fight of his political life. In 2015, Trudeau was a proudly progressive candidate who promised to fight climate change, repair a broken relationship with Indigenous people and resettle Syrian refugees, but fours years of scandals have left young voters uncertain of Trudeau’s promise to do politics differently, as the Guardian’s Canada correspondent, Leyland Cecco, explains
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Brexit extension unavoidable if MPs reject deal, says Merkel 18 Oct 5:26am Brexit extension unavoidable if MPs reject deal, says Merkel
German chancellor tells EU leaders UK should be offered extension if it is requested
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18 Oct 5:02am The Hundred: Jofra Archer, Joe Root and Chris Woakes play our city-based quiz
Cricket has eight brand new teams based in seven UK cities - BBC Sport tested the players on how well they know their cities.
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Protests paralyse Catalonia as fugitive ex-leader hands himself in 18 Oct 4:46am Protests paralyse Catalonia as fugitive ex-leader hands himself in
Hundreds of thousands of people are taking part in a fifth day of protests in Barcelona following the sentencing of nine independence leaders.
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18 Oct 4:39am Exercising before breakfast burns more fat, study says
Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? The debate has raged for years.
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James Middleton and his new fiancée Alizee Thevenet make first public appearance since engagement 18 Oct 4:27am Updated James Middleton and his new fiancée Alizee Thevenet make first public appearance since engagement
James Middleton, 32, was seen in public for the first time since announcing his engagement to fiancée Alizee Thevenet, 36, as the loved-up couple stepped out for a date night in London.
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Australian man accused of trying to sell North Korean missiles overseas refused bail 18 Oct 4:12am Updated Australian man accused of trying to sell North Korean missiles overseas refused bail
Sydney man Choi Han Chan allegedly used blackmarket contacts to broker deals in coal and iron, but also in weapons technology A Sydney man charged over allegations he was a sanctions-busting “economic agent” of the North Korean regime attempting to sell ballistic missiles overseas has been refused bail. Choi Han Chan, 60, is the first person ever charged under Australia’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act.
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At a School for Suicide Bombers’ Children, Dancing, Drawing and Deradicalization 18 Oct 3:50am At a School for Suicide Bombers’ Children, Dancing, Drawing and Deradicalization
Amid fears of an ISIS renewal, Indonesia is trying to keep extremism from being passed to the next generation.
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European Union’s Message to U.K.: Just Leave Already 18 Oct 3:41am European Union’s Message to U.K.: Just Leave Already
Showing unusual flexibility but keeping its red lines, Brussels agreed to a quick Brexit deal with Boris Johnson, and hopes he can pass it at home.
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Police arrest more than 700 in UK-wide county lines drug crackdown 18 Oct 3:35am Police arrest more than 700 in UK-wide county lines drug crackdown
£400,000 worth of drugs also confiscated in a week as part of coordinated campaign More than 700 people have been arrested and more than £400,000 worth of drugs confiscated in a week of UK-wide crackdowns on county lines gangs, police said. In coordinated law enforcement activity between 7 and 13 October, 49 “deal lines” across Britain were disrupted, 389
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A Brexit Deal in Hand, Boris Johnson Faces an Uphill Struggle in Parliament 18 Oct 3:24am Updated A Brexit Deal in Hand, Boris Johnson Faces an Uphill Struggle in Parliament
Britain’s prime minister cited a “great new deal that takes back control,” hours after a Northern Irish party rejected the agreement.
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Jeremy Corbyn has behaved like a spiv trying to welch on a bet, says SIR ROBBIE GIBB  18 Oct 3:24am Updated Jeremy Corbyn has behaved like a spiv trying to welch on a bet, says SIR ROBBIE GIBB 
SIR ROBBIE GIBB: Before the Prime Minister's new Brexit deal was published yesterday, the Labour leader definitively declared that he couldn't support it. There are two possible explanations for this.
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18 Oct 3:15am Motorbiking to Everest: Landslides, monsoons and altitude
The first all-female motorcycling group have reached Everest base camp - but it was far from easy.
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Calls for Nationals MP Kevin Humphries to face Icac over alleged advice on land clearing 18 Oct 3:12am Calls for Nationals MP Kevin Humphries to face Icac over alleged advice on land clearing
MP says Humphries should face Icac for allegedly telling farmers they would not be prosecuted for land clearing that was later found to be illegal The New South Wales government is being urged to refer a Nationals MP to the corruption watchdog after the Guardian revealed that at least two farmers facing court said they broke land-clearing laws on his alleged say so. Two farmers who were being sentenced in the NSW land and environment court in recent months have
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Londoners fed up of XR take matters into their own hands 18 Oct 3:09am Updated Londoners fed up of XR take matters into their own hands
Enough is enough. Following a long, hot summer of delays and travel frustrations caused by XR and their protesters, fed-up Londoners yesterday took matters into their own hands.
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18 Oct 3:02am James Mattis mocks Donald Trump at gala dinner
The former US defence secretary hits back after the president described him as "the world's most overrated general".
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Canada election: can Trudeau excite young voters let down by broken promises? 18 Oct 3:00am Canada election: can Trudeau excite young voters let down by broken promises?
Four years on, frustration and apathy could alienate young people in a campaign marked by sniping, absence of bold policy and the blackface scandal In an election defined by mudslinging and
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Woman who was living in a van with 320 rats agrees to give them up 18 Oct 2:44am Woman who was living in a van with 320 rats agrees to give them up
A woman who was living in a van with 320 pet rats has agreed to give them up after "asking for help" from a local charity.
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Export of Viagra alternative banned as shortage hits UK so alprostadil can be used for cancer 18 Oct 2:34am Updated Export of Viagra alternative banned as shortage hits UK so alprostadil can be used for cancer
Worsening UK shortages mean drugs in short supply will have to be given to NHS patients, rather than shipped abroad for higher profit. Yesterday exporting alprostadil was banned.
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Mother reveals how her son broke out in a rash then suffered SEIZURES 18 Oct 2:32am Updated Mother reveals how her son broke out in a rash then suffered SEIZURES
EXCLUSIVE After reading scare stories online, Sophie Dale was struggling to decide whether to get her baby son Levi vaccinated. In the end, the young mother had no choice.
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PM does deal - now for 36 hours of frenetic phonecalls and promises to get it through the Commons 18 Oct 2:24am Updated PM does deal - now for 36 hours of frenetic phonecalls and promises to get it through the Commons
The Prime Minister faces a knife-edge Commons vote on what has been dubbed 'Super Saturday' as he attempts to get a majority for his agreement without the support of the Democratic Unionist Party.
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A hospital where one shower a MONTH was the norm and carers who could hardly care less 18 Oct 2:02am Updated A hospital where one shower a MONTH was the norm and carers who could hardly care less
Janet Appleyard, 81, suffered a stroke on May 15 after collapsing at the bus stop on her way to dancing. On the ward of Hull Royal Infirmary she withered in distress at her paralysed left side.
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Aid agencies accused of failure to make good on Oxfam abuse scandal pledges 18 Oct 2:00am Aid agencies accused of failure to make good on Oxfam abuse scandal pledges
MPs point to lack of progress on promised safeguarding improvements for whistleblowers and survivors MPs have accused aid organisations of “dragging their feet” over combating sexual exploitation and abuse in the sector, despite safeguarding pledges made in 2018 after the Oxfam abuse scandal. Work to improve protection and support for whistleblowers has “stalled”, and more needs to be done to protect survivors, a report by the UK international development committee (IDC) has said.
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