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12 Jan 11:59pm Human Rights Watch head says he was denied entry to Hong Kong
The international head of Human Rights Watch said he was denied entry to Hong Kong on Sunday, ahead of the launch of a report critical of the Chinese government.
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Libyan Rivals Announce a Truce in the Battle for Tripoli 12 Jan 11:47pm Updated Libyan Rivals Announce a Truce in the Battle for Tripoli
A cease-fire, first put forward by Turkey and Russia, stirred hopes for an end to the fight for Libya’s capital.
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12 Jan 11:45pm Body missing woman found in the back of a U-Haul
The body of a 29-year-old missing woman was found Wednesday in the back of a U-Haul in Fullerton, California, police said.
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Ontario Warned of a Nuclear ‘Emergency,’ Then Said Never Mind 12 Jan 11:42pm Updated Ontario Warned of a Nuclear ‘Emergency,’ Then Said Never Mind
Millions were greeted with a screeching alert on their phones. An hour and a half later, another message followed: The alarm “was issued in error.”
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Rogue road-layer, 60, is ordered to repay £150,000 for his dodgy driveways 12 Jan 11:10pm Rogue road-layer, 60, is ordered to repay £150,000 for his dodgy driveways
Allan Coutts, 60, from Sandhurst, Berkshire, pulled up in the 'official' truck before completing shoddy driveway resurfacing work. He made £905,000 in a 14-month period.
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Iran protests escalate as public anger against leaders grows 12 Jan 10:30pm Iran protests escalate as public anger against leaders grows
Protests in Iran continue to escalate as the country struggles to control public anger over the Iranian military's shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 176 people.
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12 Jan 9:33pm Harry and Meghan: The royal couple are looking for the exit
As senior royals gather in Sandringham, our royal correspondent wonders what the talks will achieve.
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12 Jan 9:28pm Sydney Opera House illuminates its sails in moving tribute to Australian firefighters
The Sydney Opera House honored Australian firefighters over the weekend with a moving tribute.
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Clubber, 26, reveals how he escaped the clutches of Reynhard Sinaga 12 Jan 9:13pm Clubber, 26, reveals how he escaped the clutches of Reynhard Sinaga
Michael Crompton, 26, had lost his friends on a night out in Manchester and went into a takeaway to ask if anyone had a phone charger he could borrow. But he became wary of Sinaga and quickly left.
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Four people injured and one taken to hospital in Manchester following stabbing 12 Jan 9:13pm Four people injured and one taken to hospital in Manchester following stabbing
Four people have been injured and one has been taken to hospital following a stabbing on Market Street, Manchester. A man, 30, was tasered and arrested on suspicion of serious assault.
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Tennis ace Roger Federer in row with climate change protesters including Greta Thunberg   12 Jan 8:58pm Updated Tennis ace Roger Federer in row with climate change protesters including Greta Thunberg  
Last week Greta Thunberg retweeted a post calling the tennis player out on the sponsorship. Federer then released a statement this weekend saying he takes the threat of climate change very seriously.
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Half of those charged with knife murders had committed similar offences 12 Jan 8:28pm Updated Half of those charged with knife murders had committed similar offences
Call for action after police figures show 46% of people charged were reoffenders
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12 Jan 8:13pm Child car seats: Why is it so hard to recycle them?
Children under 12 must use a car seat, but many parents struggle to dispose of them responsibly afterwards.
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US considered targeting Soleimani for 18 MONTHS, new report reveals 12 Jan 8:11pm Updated US considered targeting Soleimani for 18 MONTHS, new report reveals
The US considered targeting Iranian General Qassem Soleimani for the past 18 months. Trump chose to take out the general leading to his death by drone strike on January 3.
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Head of Human Rights Watch denied entry to Hong Kong 12 Jan 8:05pm Head of Human Rights Watch denied entry to Hong Kong
Kenneth Roth was due to launch the organisation’s latest report in the Chinese-controlled city The global head of Human Rights Watch says he has been denied entry to Hong Kong, where he was scheduled to launch the organisation’s latest world report this week. Kenneth Roth, the group’s executive director, said that on Sunday he was blocked at Hong Kong airport from entering for the first time, having entered freely in the past.
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12 Jan 7:43pm Updated Iran plane downing: Second day of protests turns up heat on leaders
There are calls for senior officials to be dismissed after a passenger jet was mistakenly shot down.
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New Zealand White Island eruption: death toll from volcano disaster rises 12 Jan 7:19pm New Zealand White Island eruption: death toll from volcano disaster rises
One person has died in an Australian hospital, bringing the toll to 18 with two still missing, presumed dead The death toll from last month’s volcanic eruption in New Zealand has grown to 18 after one of the injured died in a hospital in Australia, police say, while two remain missing and are presumed dead. “Police can confirm a further person died in an Australian hospital last night as a result of injuries suffered in the Whakaari/White Island eruption,” New Zealand’s deputy police commissioner, John Tims, said in a statement on Monday.
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12 Jan 7:08pm US tells North Korea it wants to resume negotiations
The Trump administration has reached out to North Korea to resume diplomatic negotiations after the two countries broke off talks in October, White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien told Axios.
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12 Jan 7:00pm Updated Wrestler dies from severe in-ring injuries
La Parka, known for wrestling while wearing intricate costumes and masks, died Saturday at 54, Lucha Libre AAA announced.
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12 Jan 6:50pm Chiefs fight back to beat Titans and reach AFC Championship game
The Kansas City Chiefs stage a thrilling comeback from 24-0 down to beat the Houston Texans 51-31 and advance to the AFC Championship game.
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Macron Scraps Proposal to Raise Retirement Age in France 12 Jan 6:43pm Macron Scraps Proposal to Raise Retirement Age in France
Faced with an unrelenting protest over proposed changes in France’s generous pension system, officials withdraw a move to raise the full-benefit retirement age to 64 from the present 62.
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Plane Crash Leaves Iranian Diaspora in Canada Grief-Stricken 12 Jan 6:40pm Updated Plane Crash Leaves Iranian Diaspora in Canada Grief-Stricken
Of the 176 victims, 57 Canadians died on the flight that crashed on its way from Tehran to Ukraine. Many were students or faculty at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
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12 Jan 6:35pm Masters 2020: Best shots as Carter halts Selby comeback
Watch some of the best moments as Ali Carter sees off the challenge of three-time Masters winner Mark Selby to progress to the quarter-finals
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12 Jan 6:34pm Ding suffers shock defeat by Perry in Masters first round - highlights and report
Mark Selby and Ding Junhui suffer shock defeats by Ali Carter and Joe Perry respectively in their opening matches of this year's Masters in London.
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Families sending relatives with dementia to Thailand for care 12 Jan 5:38pm Families sending relatives with dementia to Thailand for care
British people with disease sent abroad over inadequate and expensive care at home British families are sending elderly relatives with dementia overseas to Thailand in a small but growing trend. Researchers visiting private care homes in Chiang Mai have found eight homes where guests from the UK are living thousands of miles away from their families, because suitable care in their home country was impossible to find or afford.
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Boy, 12, injured in drive-by shooting in Sheffield 12 Jan 5:02pm Boy, 12, injured in drive-by shooting in Sheffield
Police trying to discover motive for attack that left youngster in hospital with injured leg A 12-year-old boy was in a stable condition on Sunday night after being shot in the leg in a drive-by attack in Sheffield. The child was in a group of youngsters and adults gathered in the Arbourthorne area of Sheffield at about 3.45pm on Sunday, when a white car drove past and a gunman opened fire.
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12 Jan 4:27pm Updated Rapper arrested for alleged cocaine possession
The rapper Trick Daddy was arrested in Florida on Saturday on a cocaine possession charge, according to the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts.
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Manchester: four people injured in stabbing incident 12 Jan 4:13pm Manchester: four people injured in stabbing incident
Man, 30, arrested on suspicion of serious assault as police say event was isolated Four people have been injured in a stabbing incident in Manchester city centre. Greater Manchester police responded to reports that two people had been stabbed on Market Street, near Piccadilly Gardens, at about 6.20pm on Sunday.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gain 500,000 fans on Instagram in FOUR DAYS after announcing plans 12 Jan 4:08pm Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gain 500,000 fans on Instagram in FOUR DAYS after announcing plans
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's worldwide Instagram following is quickly catching up on Kate Middleton and Prince William's 10.8million following their bombshell announcement.
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Ben Stokes takes five-year-old son for a spin in Ferrari after latest heroics against South Africa 12 Jan 3:57pm Updated Ben Stokes takes five-year-old son for a spin in Ferrari after latest heroics against South Africa
Ben Stokes has celebrated his latest cricketing heroics by taking his five-year-old son Layton for a spin in a rental Ferrari F430 around Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Protests and teargas as Iran faces public anger over aircraft downing 12 Jan 3:46pm Protests and teargas as Iran faces public anger over aircraft downing
Authorities break up second day of demonstrations that continued into the evening Iran was facing a renewed crisis on Sunday night with authorities using teargas to break up a second straight day of protests in Tehran and demonstrations spreading to other cities, as the nation’s leadership struggled to contain public anger
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12 Jan 3:40pm Top Trump officials decline to give evidence of Soleimani threat
Days after President Donald Trump claimed the US killed Iran's top military general because he was targeting four American embassies, two of the President's top national security officials are declining to provide evidence of the intelligence used to justify the US drone strike.
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Royal commentators give their expert opinion on Harry and Meghan decision to step down 12 Jan 3:24pm Updated Royal commentators give their expert opinion on Harry and Meghan decision to step down
From ex-press secretary to the Queen Dickie Arbiter asking 'How dare you?, to Kate Williams urging us to give the 'flexi-royal' a try, here is a round-up of the Sunday columnists on Megxit.
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Iran deploys riot police as backlash against government grows 12 Jan 3:22pm Updated Iran deploys riot police as backlash against government grows
Protests across country as media outlets join outcry at shooting down of Ukrainian jet Iran was facing a renewed crisis on Sunday night with authorities using tear gas to break up a second straight day of protests in Tehran and demonstrations spreading to other cities as the the nation’s leadership struggled to contain public anger
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12 Jan 3:22pm Updated Roger Scruton: Conservative thinker dies at 75
The philosopher, who died from cancer, is hailed as "the greatest conservative of our age".
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12 Jan 2:35pm Updated Tributes pour in as Oman mourns Sultan Qaboos
A condolence ceremony is being held as the country remembers Sultan Qaboos who died aged 79.
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‘Martyn’s Law’ security checks at venues win government backing 12 Jan 2:21pm ‘Martyn’s Law’ security checks at venues win government backing
Mother of Manchester Arena attack victim succeeds in effort to get airport-style searches Airport-style security checks could be introduced across public venues after the government backed a campaign by the mother of a
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12 Jan 2:16pm Updated Aston Villa 1-6 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero becomes highest overseas scorer in Premier League history
Manchester City produce a devastating goalscoring performance to leave Aston Villa in the Premier League relegation zone, increasing the pressure on boss Dean Smith.
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Extinction Rebellion guidance raises fresh concerns over Prevent 12 Jan 1:50pm Extinction Rebellion guidance raises fresh concerns over Prevent
Latest controversy comes at a problematic time for UK anti-radicalisation scheme
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Warnings of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ After Eruption in the Philippines 12 Jan 1:38pm Updated Warnings of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’ After Eruption in the Philippines
Tens of thousands were evacuated and tremors were felt in nearby villages amid an eruption of the country’s second-most-active volcano, the Taal, about 40 miles from Manila.
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12 Jan 1:19pm Watford win to move out of drop zone as Pearson continues great start
Nigel Pearson says Watford's win at Bournemouth is "not a season-changing result" despite climbing out of the bottom three.
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12 Jan 1:01pm ICYMI: A prankster parrot, Elon Musk and extreme cycling
Here are some of the stories you may have missed in the last week.
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The limits to Boris Johnson’s recent reinvention of himself | Letters 12 Jan 12:53pm The limits to Boris Johnson’s recent reinvention of himself | Letters
Readers take issue with Martin Kettle’s assessment of the prime ministerI almost spat my cornflakes out in surprise at Martin Kettle’s deferential analysis of Boris Johnson’s premiership so far (
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Prince Charles and Boris Johnson travel to Oman to attend funeral for Sultan Qaboos 12 Jan 12:49pm Updated Prince Charles and Boris Johnson travel to Oman to attend funeral for Sultan Qaboos
Prince Charles is travelling to Oman to attend the first three days of mourning for Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said before jetting back in time for the crunch Prince Harry Sandringham summit.
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Libya ceasefire in doubt as rival forces accuse each other of breaches 12 Jan 12:46pm Libya ceasefire in doubt as rival forces accuse each other of breaches
Warring sides also plan to deploy more troops despite Russian-Turkish brokered deal A Russian-Turkish brokered ceasefire between the two warring groups in Libya was struggling to take hold in Tripoli as both sides accused the other of breaches and laid out plans to mobilise more forces. In a breakthrough on Saturday, both sides in the civil war – the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli, and the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led from the east of Libya by Gen Khalifa Haftar – agreed to a ceasefire
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12 Jan 12:43pm WSL: Arsenal loanee Mitchell scores for Spurs & other great goals
Watch four great goals from this weekend's Women's Super League, including Arsenal loanee Emma Mitchell scoring for Tottenham.
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Prince Charles travels to Oman to attend the first of three days of mourning for Sultan Qaboos 12 Jan 12:32pm Updated Prince Charles travels to Oman to attend the first of three days of mourning for Sultan Qaboos
Prince Charles is travelling to Oman to attend the first three days of mourning for Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said before jetting back in time for the crunch Prince Harry Sandringham summit.
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12 Jan 12:30pm Updated Super-Mom! Serena Williams wins first title since having her daughter
Serena Williams has won her first title since becoming a mom.
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Taal volcano in Philippines emits giant plume of smoke and ash – video 12 Jan 12:10pm Taal volcano in Philippines emits giant plume of smoke and ash – video
Flights have been suspended and thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate as the volcano spewed ash up to nine miles into the sky, prompting a warning from the Philippines of an ‘explosive eruption’
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Storm Brendan: gales of up to 80mph forecast for UK 12 Jan 12:07pm Storm Brendan: gales of up to 80mph forecast for UK
Met Office issues warnings of power cuts and disruption to travel services Gales of up to 80mph are forecast to sweep across parts of the UK with the arrival of Storm Brendan. The Met Office has issued warnings of disruption to travel services and potential power cuts on Monday and Tuesday.
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Parents of Harry Dunn vow to continue their legal fight after US rejects extradition request 12 Jan 12:07pm Parents of Harry Dunn vow to continue their legal fight after US rejects extradition request
Furious relatives of Harry Dunn vowed to continue their legal fight after the US rejected an official request to extradite Anne Sacoolas (pictured) - the woman charged over his death.
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12 Jan 12:06pm Updated Ding suffers shock defeat by Perry in Masters first round
UK Champion Ding Junhui is beaten 6-3 by Joe Perry in the first round of the Masters at Alexandra Palace.
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Simon Schama slams his former history teacher for almost destroying his love of the subject 12 Jan 11:59am Updated Simon Schama slams his former history teacher for almost destroying his love of the subject
The 74-year-old made the comments on social media today, after a post from the Old Haberdashers Association in June 2018, congratulating him for his honour.
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Diego, the tortoise whose sex drive saved his species, retires from breeding 12 Jan 11:52am Diego, the tortoise whose sex drive saved his species, retires from breeding
A giant tortoise called Diego who had such an uncontrollable sex drive he may well have reproduced his species back from the brink of extinction is set to retire.
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12 Jan 11:49am Philippines volcano: Thousands evacuated as Taal spews ash
Some 8,000 people are ordered to leave their homes after the Taal volcano spews a giant cloud of ash.
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Shocking moment thug violently shoves a pensioner to the floor in an unprovoked attack 12 Jan 11:18am Shocking moment thug violently shoves a pensioner to the floor in an unprovoked attack
Police are hunting for the hooded man who pushed a 'vulnerable' 72-year-old pensioner to the ground outside a Greggs in Smethwick, Birmingham.
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A New Home for French Socialists, on the Periphery of Paris 12 Jan 11:09am Updated A New Home for French Socialists, on the Periphery of Paris
Short of cash, Socialist Party was forced to move its headquarters from a Parisian mansion once owned by a princess to a converted factory in the suburbs.
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Fashion designer of Cara Poppy Delevingne Emily Rosina Evans-Schreiber stole from dementia grandma 12 Jan 11:06am Fashion designer of Cara Poppy Delevingne Emily Rosina Evans-Schreiber stole from dementia grandma
Emily Rosina Evans-Schreiber, 38, of Northamptonshire, who was a private fashion consultant for the Delevingnes only had £40 in her bank account before she started stealing.
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12 Jan 11:01am Updated Department store Beales warns of collapse risk
Beales says 22 stores and 1,000 jobs are at risk if it cannot find a buyer.
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Nearly 50 arrested in Gibraltar people smuggling inquiry 12 Jan 10:55am Nearly 50 arrested in Gibraltar people smuggling inquiry
Gang smuggled migrants into Europe via enclave with falsely obtained UK tourist visas
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Mike Tindall shares snaps of him test driving a Ferrari on SAME DAY wife Zara received driving ban 12 Jan 10:53am Mike Tindall shares snaps of him test driving a Ferrari on SAME DAY wife Zara received driving ban
Mike Tindall, 40, shared the snaps as he posed in the red supercar while on holiday in Australia. He tagged the images with the same date his wife Zara, 38, was handed a six-month driving ban.
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12 Jan 10:53am Canada nuclear plant: Alert about incident sent in error
Officials demand answers after people were warned of an incident at the Pickering power plant.
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Iran summons UK ambassador amid row over his arrest 12 Jan 10:45am Iran summons UK ambassador amid row over his arrest
Move could raise tensions with Britain, which condemns envoy’s detention as illegal The British ambassador to Iran has been summoned to explain what he was doing near the site of an anti-government protest, Iran’s foreign ministry has said. Rob Macaire was called to the ministry of foreign affairs after police
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France Summons African Leaders, Threatening Troop Pullout 12 Jan 10:44am France Summons African Leaders, Threatening Troop Pullout
Facing hostility in five former colonies over a stalled fight against extremists, President Emmanuel Macron has taken a harsh public stance. Few expect him to follow through.
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Bomb Blast Claimed by ISIS Kills at Least 15 in Pakistan Mosque Used by Taliban 12 Jan 10:41am Updated Bomb Blast Claimed by ISIS Kills at Least 15 in Pakistan Mosque Used by Taliban
The bomb, which tore through Friday evening prayers at a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan, also injured at least 18 more, with many in critical condition.
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Mark Esper defends Trump claim Iran was planning to attack US embassies 12 Jan 10:28am Mark Esper defends Trump claim Iran was planning to attack US embassies
Defense secretary first attempted to water down president’s assessment, then later appeared to row back assertions Defense secretary Mark Esper sought on Sunday to explain Donald Trump’s assertion that Tehran was
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12 Jan 10:27am Volcano erupts in Philippines, triggering evacuations
Taal Volcano in the Philippines has sent an eruption plume a kilometer above the crater, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
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Venice canals almost run dry just two months after flooding 12 Jan 10:22am Venice canals almost run dry just two months after flooding
Just weeks after serious flooding caused widespread damage, the famous canals of Venice have been left almost completely dry due to exceptionally low tides.
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12 Jan 10:14am Pringles lorry fire closes M1 slip road in Derbyshire
The HGV driver was unhurt and managed to escape the blaze near junction 25.
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Sultan Qaboos bin Said obituary 12 Jan 10:07am Sultan Qaboos bin Said obituary
Ruler of Oman for nearly 50 years who transformed his country into a prosperous modern stateOver the course of nearly five decades,
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12 Jan 10:06am WSL Highlights: Brighton & Hove Albion Women 0-4 Arsenal Women
Watch highlights as Arsenal trash Brighton 4-0 to move three points clear at the top of the Women's Super League.
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12 Jan 9:54am Updated Iran plane downing: Pressure mounts on officials amid protests
There are calls for senior officials to be dismissed after a passenger jet was mistakenly shot down.
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Roger Federer responds to criticism from Greta Thunberg 12 Jan 9:47am Roger Federer responds to criticism from Greta Thunberg
Tennis star Roger Federer has been criticised by climate change activists - including Greta Thunberg - over his sponsorship deal with Swiss bank Credit Suisse.
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Father of British soldier who protected Harry in Afghanistan condemns his decision to step down 12 Jan 9:46am Updated Father of British soldier who protected Harry in Afghanistan condemns his decision to step down
Nathan Hunt (right, circled) found Taliban bombs that could have maimed or killed Harry. Warrant Officer Hunt - who became friends with Harry while serving in Helmand province - died aged 39.
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PM and Prince Charles in Oman to mark death of Sultan Qaboos 12 Jan 9:40am PM and Prince Charles in Oman to mark death of Sultan Qaboos
Senior delegates visit country viewed as important to UK strategic interests in region The critical importance of Oman to Britain’s post-Brexit foreign policy, which includes plans for a major naval base, has been underlined by the UK sending its most senior delegation to the commemoration ceremonies marking the death of the country’s sultan. Sultan Qaboos bin Said died from cancer, and has been immediately
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12 Jan 9:37am Updated Malta gets a new prime minister amid scandal over the killing of a journalist
Lawyer Robert Abela will become Malta's new Prime Minister after securing a surprising victory in his party's leadership contest, which was triggered by a political scandal over the assassination of an investigative journalist that brought down the country's previous leader and several of his allies.
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Man survives 23 days in sub-zero temperatures after cabin burns down 12 Jan 9:19am Man survives 23 days in sub-zero temperatures after cabin burns down
A man who spent 23 days in sub-freezing temperatures after his cabin burned down in Alaska has been rescued.
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Professor Fired After Joking That Iran Should Pick U.S. Sites to Bomb 12 Jan 9:11am Professor Fired After Joking That Iran Should Pick U.S. Sites to Bomb
Asheen Phansey said he regretted his “bad attempt at humor” and had hoped the college would have defended his right to free speech.
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12 Jan 9:10am Updated Root misses training through illness as Buttler apologises for swearing
England captain Joe Root misses Sunday's practice for the third Test against South Africa with a stomach upset.
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12 Jan 8:57am Australia bushfires: The race to save animal casualties
Wildfires have wreaked devastation to wildlife on Australia's third largest island.
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12 Jan 8:18am What comes next in impeachment
More than three weeks after President Donald Trump was impeached by the House, his impeachment trial has not begun in Senate.
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12 Jan 8:15am Taal: Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano spews ash
Some 8,000 people are ordered to leave their homes after the Taal volcano spews a giant cloud of ash.
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Iran deploys riot police as anti-government backlash grows 12 Jan 8:13am Iran deploys riot police as anti-government backlash grows
Protests in Tehran and other cities as media outlets join outcry at shooting down of Ukrainian jet Riot police have been deployed in parts of Tehran the morning after tear gas was used to clear the streets of protesters angry at the government’s having
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12 Jan 8:08am Ski Sunday: Chemmy Alcott skies at Copenhill
Former Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott tests out Copenhill, a ski slope on top of a power plant in the latest episode of Ski Sunday.
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12 Jan 7:54am WSL: Brighton 0-1 Arsenal Women -Danielle van de Donk scores opener
Danielle van de Donk's cool finish gives Arsenal the lead in the Women's Super League tie against Brighton & Hove Albion.
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Threats and insults fly as Spain prepares for coalition government 12 Jan 7:46am Threats and insults fly as Spain prepares for coalition government
The PM was called a sociopath and one MP had to be assigned protection during a ‘corrosive’ debate Spain’s first coalition government since the 1930s is preparing for office following a tumultuous and extraordinarily bad-tempered week of political argument that presages a fraught legislature. The country’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has spent the last few days putting together a cabinet made up of ministers from his own Spanish Socialist Workers’ party and its new partners, the far-left, anti-austerity Unidas Podemos alliance.
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Flights cancelled after volcano erupts in the Philippines 12 Jan 7:35am Flights cancelled after volcano erupts in the Philippines
Flights have been suspended after a volcano on a tourist island in the Philippines erupted, sending a plume of ash into the sky.
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Harry, Meghan and Britain: When Did the Fairy Tale Go Sour? 12 Jan 7:01am Updated Harry, Meghan and Britain: When Did the Fairy Tale Go Sour?
Not that long ago, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were golden in the eyes of the news media and public. What happened?
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Meghan Markle sneaked back to Vancouver island mansion on £134 budget flight 12 Jan 7:00am Meghan Markle sneaked back to Vancouver island mansion on £134 budget flight
To their new Canadian neighbours, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex seemed 'just like regular guys'. They were friendly, and, said one, 'went to the Fickle Fig farm shop just like everyone else'.
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Nordic countries at odds with EU over minimum wage 12 Jan 6:51am Nordic countries at odds with EU over minimum wage
Countries including Denmark and Finland fear one-size-fits-all plan could undermine collective bargaining High-wage Nordic countries, including Denmark and Sweden, are battling plans to introduce an EU-wide minimum wage over fears the measure will undermine their century-old models of collective bargaining. The European commission will take the first step towards a common framework for setting minimum wages in EU member states on Tuesday as part of a pledge by its new president, Ursula von der Leyen to stem a “brain drain” from east to west.
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12 Jan 6:44am Federer responds to climate change critics over Credit Suisse links
Campaigners including Greta Thunberg want Federer to end a sponsorship deal with Credit Suisse.
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Puerto Rico earthquakes are just the latest in a string of shocks for US island 12 Jan 6:00am Puerto Rico earthquakes are just the latest in a string of shocks for US island
First there was Hurricane Maria. Then, government upset. Now, Puerto Rico is facing the effects of devastating earthquakes A colourful and boisterous place in normal times, Guánica today presents a ghostly and deserted air, the sea breeze whistling through the ruins of the collapsed buildings that dot its streets. The signs of life are a few stray cats and dogs and a handful of families furtively piling their belongings into vehicles as they evacuate their homes.
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Lowrider: the DIY car mag that became a Chicano voice of resistance 12 Jan 6:00am Lowrider: the DIY car mag that became a Chicano voice of resistance
The California outlet – which gave Mexican Americans a chance to see themselves reflected positively in print – is ending its run after 42 years After a 42-year ride, the California car magazine Lowrider is cruising its final lap. Citing a rise in digital readership, Ten Publishing
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UK ambassador to Iran denies he joined Tehran street protests 12 Jan 5:39am UK ambassador to Iran denies he joined Tehran street protests
Rob Macaire says after arrest that event was advertised as a vigil, and ‘arresting diplomats is of course illegal’ The UK ambassador to Iran has denied Iranian claims that he had joined street protests in Tehran on Saturday after he was
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12 Jan 5:39am Australian PM admits mistakes in bushfire crisis amid mounting criticism
Australia's beleaguered prime minister, Scott Morrison, has admitted there were things he "could have handled much better" in the bushfire crisis and will propose a royal commission into the disaster.
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Johnson and Prince Charles in Oman to meet new ruler 12 Jan 5:39am Johnson and Prince Charles in Oman to meet new ruler
Boris Johnson and Prince Charles have rushed to Oman to meet the country's new ruler, following the death of its sultan.
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The gates of hell: Auschwitz 75 years on 12 Jan 5:37am The gates of hell: Auschwitz 75 years on
The Nazi death camp where more than one million people perished was liberated on 27 January 1945. As one survivor, now aged 90, prepares to commemorate the date, she explains why the Holocaust must never be forgotten … especially in an age of rising antisemitism and nationalismRenee Salt had just turned 15 when she arrived at the gates of hell. Her journey with her parents to Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp near Kraków in Poland, was by cattle truck, wedged in with hundreds of other Jews, no food, water or air for 24 hours. On arrival, the men were separated from women and children; Renee, who was born in Poland, never saw her father again. She and her mother stood in line. The “Angel of Death” – Nazi SS officer Josef Mengele, a doctor who conducted cruel experiments on prisoners – stood at the head of the queue. “Whenever he saw two people holding hands he would split them up with a flick of his hand, one to die and one to live,” she told the
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Black Britons Wonder What Took Harry and Meghan so Long 12 Jan 5:24am Updated Black Britons Wonder What Took Harry and Meghan so Long
“Thank God they are free,” one Londoner said. “All of this is about her race, I know it because as a Caribbean woman who did not grow up here, I have experienced it myself.”
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Prince William: Harry and I are now separate entities 12 Jan 5:09am Prince William: Harry and I are now separate entities
‘I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that any more,’ prince says The Duke of Cambridge has expressed his sadness over tensions with his brother before Monday’s
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Italy’s Sardines movement calls mass demo to squeeze out Salvini 12 Jan 4:35am Italy’s Sardines movement calls mass demo to squeeze out Salvini
Thousands expected in Bologna in campaign against far-right League The
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Mother of rapist Reynhard Sinaga reveals she desperately tried to get him to return from the UK 12 Jan 4:22am Updated Mother of rapist Reynhard Sinaga reveals she desperately tried to get him to return from the UK
Sinaga, 36, is believed to have attacked at least 195 men and was convicted of drugging 48 of them and filming himself sexually violating them while they were unconscious in his Manchester flat.
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Beyond Cambridge’s colleges, UK’s most unequal city battles poverty 12 Jan 4:07am Beyond Cambridge’s colleges, UK’s most unequal city battles poverty
Behind the tourist’s view lie areas of deprivation. A new initiative aims to help poor familiesTerm had not yet started for the students at Cambridge University. Outside the grand entrance to Trinity College, tourists were smiling and posing for photographs. So it was hard to believe that on a nearby street, the morning before Christmas Eve, a homeless woman lay down in the cold and
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12 Jan 4:02am Iran plane crash: Why this could be a watershed moment
Anger at the government's response could lead to further unrest ahead of elections, an expert says.
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12 Jan 3:55am England captain Root misses training through illness
England captain Joe Root misses Sunday's practice for the third Test against South Africa with a stomach upset.
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12 Jan 3:49am Serena Williams wins first title in three years
Serena Williams claims her first title in three years and first since becoming a mother with victory over Jessica Pegula at the Auckland Classic.
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Harry and Meghan’s ‘flexi-royal’ plan could modernise monarchy 12 Jan 3:43am Harry and Meghan’s ‘flexi-royal’ plan could modernise monarchy
Bombshell announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has no precedent but it does have huge potentialSince the announcement of their plans for a
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12 Jan 3:41am Migrant crisis: Eight children die as boat sinks off Turkey
Three adults have also died as their boat sank off Turkey's coast near the Greek island of Chios.
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12 Jan 3:38am Cheryl Grimmer: Missing Bristol toddler police offer $1m
Three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer, from Bristol, disappeared from an Australian beach in 1970.
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British ambassador denies taking part in Iran protests 12 Jan 3:33am British ambassador denies taking part in Iran protests
The British ambassador to Iran has denied taking part in demonstrations after he was held by Iranian authorities during plane crash protests.
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UK weather: warnings for gales and large waves as Storm Brendan sweeps in 12 Jan 3:32am UK weather: warnings for gales and large waves as Storm Brendan sweeps in
Seafronts may take a battering and travel disruption is predicted, with winds reaching up to 80mph Strong gales of up to 80mph are set to sweep across parts of the UK on Monday. The Met Office has warned coastal routes and communities could be particularly affected by Storm Brendan as large waves batter seafronts.
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‘Treated like trash’: the project trying to identify the bodies of migrants 12 Jan 3:15am ‘Treated like trash’: the project trying to identify the bodies of migrants
In the past decade hundreds of bodies have been buried haphazardly on the US southern border – and Operation Identification hopes to repatriate the remains Soil is carefully dug and then brushed away and the bags removed from the ground. Inside are bones but also small items that give a touch of humanity and threads of stories where flesh – and names – are missing. A little note. A half-drunk bottle of water. Prayer beads, a soft toy. These are the items that university experts and students from the
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12 Jan 3:10am Updated More than 20 million people under flood watch after killer storms power through Midwest, East
More than 20 million people were under a flood watch Saturday as storms responsible for at least eight deaths cut through the Midwest and Southeast.
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An electoral college edge? How Trump could again lose the popular vote and win 12 Jan 3:00am An electoral college edge? How Trump could again lose the popular vote and win
Trump is an unpopular president – but experts say the electoral college system puts him in a good place for a second term Donald Trump has the dubious distinction of being the only US president since Gallup began tracking presidential approval ratings in 1938 to have been permanently “under water” – he has
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Remainers aren’t going to vanish on 31 January. We fight on, sure of our cause | Will Hutton 12 Jan 3:00am Remainers aren’t going to vanish on 31 January. We fight on, sure of our cause | Will Hutton
Brexit is a Tory invention and pro-Europeans must still fight our EU exileIn less than three weeks, Britain leaves the EU. Those vast marches, the crowded public meetings, the indefatigable
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12 Jan 2:43am Updated Titans shock Ravens in NFL play-offs after 49ers beat Vikings
The Tennessee Titans shock the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers also advance from the NFL play-offs to the conference championships.
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12 Jan 2:18am Updated Serena Williams wins Auckland Classic for first title in three years
Serena Williams claims her first title in three years and first since becoming a mother with victory over Jessica Pegula at the Auckland Classic.
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Ski resorts lure millennials with the sound of music 12 Jan 2:13am Ski resorts lure millennials with the sound of music
As fiftysomethings pack the slopes, cost and a cultural shift are putting off younger skiers – and the industry is having to respondIt’s Thursday evening at Geneva airport and about 60 British holidaymakers are waiting for a bus to take them to the French ski resorts of Chamonix and Morzine. All but a handful are over 50. What was once a young person’s sport is now owned by the baby boomer generation, something with potentially disastrous consequences for the
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By air or sea, your untouched mobile can automatically rack up a £1,000-plus bill 12 Jan 2:00am By air or sea, your untouched mobile can automatically rack up a £1,000-plus bill
Even if travellers’ phones are in baggage and not used, they can link to a satellite network on premium ratesGay Haines had stowed her mobile phone in her hand baggage before her flight to Barbados and forgot to set it to flight mode. The mistake cost her dear. On arrival, she discovered that she had racked up charges of £1,095, twice the price of the transatlantic fare. “I had not used it to make or receive calls and when I opened it after landing there was no mention of any charges,” she says. Haines is one of dozens of air and sea passengers who have received shock bills after their phones connected automatically to a satellite roaming network. While EU rules cap roaming fees outside Europe at €50, the legislation does not apply to satellite networks on planes and boats, which charge premium rates for data, wanted or not, unless customers actively switch off data roaming.
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Eleven die as severe storms lash swathes of US 12 Jan 1:42am Eleven die as severe storms lash swathes of US
At least 11 people have died after a series of severe storms swept through the south and Midwest of the US.
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The Observer view on Flight 752 and its political fallout | Observer editorial 12 Jan 1:31am The Observer view on Flight 752 and its political fallout | Observer editorial
Trump and Pompeo should act with extreme caution in the wake of this terrible incident The crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 over Iran, which killed all 176 people on board, is a tragedy. The human cost should not be obscured by the recriminations that have followed. Many families in Iran, Canada, Britain and elsewhere have suffered a devastating blow. In addition to the lives lost, countless more lives have been irreparably damaged. The Iranian government’s
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Having children is an expensive business, but not for businesses | Torsten Bell 12 Jan 1:30am Having children is an expensive business, but not for businesses | Torsten Bell
Employers should be reassured by an investigation into the costs to them of parental leave Kids cost a fortune to those of us foolish enough to have them. They’re also not cheap for the state since we worked out that educating them is a good idea. But what about the cost to businesses, at least in terms of parental leave? Those costs are central to debates about maternity and paternity leave policies. But
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Scott Morrison looks for wriggle room on climate as he detects the whiff of backlash | Sarah Martin 12 Jan 1:27am Scott Morrison looks for wriggle room on climate as he detects the whiff of backlash | Sarah Martin
The prime minister is clearly under pressure as the bushfire crisis lays bare the consequences of a warmer planet
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US to expel a dozen Saudi trainees in wake of Florida naval base shooting 12 Jan 1:15am US to expel a dozen Saudi trainees in wake of Florida naval base shooting
Trainees not involved in attack but reportedly accused of having extremist links or possessing child abuse images The US will expel at least a dozen Saudi military students accused of extremist links and possessing child sexual abuse images, after an investigation into a
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There is a chance for change in the Middle East and Britain can play a vital role | Alistair Burt 12 Jan 1:12am There is a chance for change in the Middle East and Britain can play a vital role | Alistair Burt
The UK should use its diplomatic reach to help promote a rare opportunity for improvement in US-Iran relations Even by the standards of the Middle East it was a remarkable week. You have to deal with what presents itself in the region – there is little point in rehearsing justification for any action by reference to previous activity. Everyone has their own history. The rights and wrongs of
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American Oligarchs review: Trump, Kushner and the melding of money and power 12 Jan 1:00am American Oligarchs review: Trump, Kushner and the melding of money and power
Andrea Bernstein delivers the goods on the bad business which propelled two New York families to Washington
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12 Jan 12:48am Updated Australia fires: PM admits mistakes in handling of crisis
Scott Morrison responds to criticism over the bushfires, proposing an inquiry into the crisis.
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