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12 Feb 11:49pm Updated Homeowners lose legal challenge over Tate Modern visitors looking into their apartments
Residents of a high-rise apartment block in London have lost a long-running legal bid to stop visitors to the Tate Modern art museum from looking through their windows -- after a judge ruled that they could solve the problem simply by closing their blinds.
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12 Feb 11:13pm A teacher was tied to a chair, beaten, and fatally hit by a truck, police say
Police in Australia are calling for public assistance in investigating the death of a teacher who was tied to a chair, beaten, and hit by a truck.
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Coronavirus latest updates: deaths in China pass 1,300 with huge jump in cases – live news 12 Feb 11:09pm Updated Coronavirus latest updates: deaths in China pass 1,300 with huge jump in cases – live news
Confirmed cases in Hubei province leap by nearly 15,000 as deaths rise by 242 overnight. Follow the latest developments
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12 Feb 10:33pm For the first time in 9 years, two nations are going toe-to-toe in Syria
Syria's curse, as its conflict rumbles slowly towards its first decade, has always been how new forces enter the war just when it seems that exhaustion might slow everyone down.
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12 Feb 10:09pm Deepwater Horizon spill was about 30% bigger than previously thought, study says
Nearly 10 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a study suggests "invisible and toxic oil" made the spill much worse than some experts have estimated.
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Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher, 52, is given green light to build state-of-the-art woodland gym 12 Feb 9:59pm Updated Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher, 52, is given green light to build state-of-the-art woodland gym
Noel Gallagher purchased the seven-bedroom Hampshire property last year and in December, applied for permission to install a gym in the back garden of the Grade II listed property.
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Rebecca Long-Bailey was soft on anti-Semitism, colleague says 12 Feb 9:37pm Rebecca Long-Bailey was soft on anti-Semitism, colleague says
During a tense moment in a leadership debate, Emily Thornberry said she and Mr Starmer had called for the shadow cabinet to be more involved in tackling Labour's anti-Semitism problem.
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Wartime bomb damage and asbestos inflates Big Ben repair bill to £80m 12 Feb 9:19pm Wartime bomb damage and asbestos inflates Big Ben repair bill to £80m
Conservation work on Elizabeth Tower is ‘more complex than anticipated’ The repair bill to fix parliament’s Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben has increased by £18.6m to nearly £80m following the discovery of asbestos, second world war bomb damage and pollution problems. Conservation work on the 177-year-old structure, which is supposed to be completed at the end of next year, led to the discovery by the project team after intrusive surveys, parliamentary officials have disclosed.
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12 Feb 9:17pm Updated Uber riders livestream nightmare ride
Two Uber passengers shared this video of them begging their driver to let them out after he got rear-ended and attempted to chase down the driver that hit him.
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One-year-old baby girl is seriously injured in dog attack at Derbyshire house  12 Feb 9:14pm One-year-old baby girl is seriously injured in dog attack at Derbyshire house 
The one-year-old is in a serious condition at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham after yesterday's attack.
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Iowa Democratic party chair resigns after caucus chaos 12 Feb 9:03pm Iowa Democratic party chair resigns after caucus chaos
Troy Price says he is ‘deeply sorry for what happened’ at derailed event, as results remain unclear The chair of the Iowa Democratic party, who oversaw a chaotic caucus last week that still has not yielded final results, resigned from his position on Wednesday. Troy Price, who has been the head of the state’s Democratic party since 2017, apologized for what had happened on caucus night.
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Pope Francis Sets Aside Proposal on Married Priests 12 Feb 8:57pm Updated Pope Francis Sets Aside Proposal on Married Priests
The decision, in a letter on Catholic life in remote Amazon areas, is a victory for conservative forces who had warned that change there would put the church on a slippery slope.
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Litter harms 5,000 animals every year, RSPCA warns  12 Feb 8:56pm Litter harms 5,000 animals every year, RSPCA warns 
The RSPCA calculates it receives 5,000 calls a year regarding litter in the UK. Wildlife are the main victims, including birds, deer and sealife, but cats and dogs can also get trapped in rubbish.
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Anne-Marie Trevelyan will lead a raft of new female ministers who are being lined up for top jobs 12 Feb 8:47pm Anne-Marie Trevelyan will lead a raft of new female ministers who are being lined up for top jobs
Anne-Marie Trevelyan (pictured), a junior defence minister, will be promoted to the UK Cabinet as the Prime Minister tries to maintain the number of women at the top table.
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Scores of universities have issued gagging orders to silence students 12 Feb 8:43pm Scores of universities have issued gagging orders to silence students
A 'staggering' 45 UK institutions admitted using the gagging agreements to stop complainants speaking out about issues from poor teaching to harassment and sexual assault.
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A Mohawk Protest Camp Sends Ripples Across Canada 12 Feb 8:21pm Updated A Mohawk Protest Camp Sends Ripples Across Canada
A small protest in Ontario supports an Indigenous effort to block a pipeline thousands of miles away. It’s also created large-scale disruption in Canada.
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12 Feb 8:14pm CNN reporter: Syria needs the international community more than ever
UN humanitarian coordinator for the Syrian crisis Matt Cutts says the massive humanitarian crisis facing Idlib, Syria, is unlike anything they have seen during the nine years of this war.
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12 Feb 8:01pm Coronavirus: Sharp increase in coronavrius deaths and cases in Hubei
Much of the increases are down to a new definition of cases in Hubei, where the outbreak began.
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12 Feb 7:26pm Updated Two Ohio State football players were arrested on felony rape and kidnapping charges
Two Ohio State football players were arrested early Wednesday on felony rape and kidnapping charges, jail records show.
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Cost of work to repair Big Ben soars by a further £18million 12 Feb 7:08pm Cost of work to repair Big Ben soars by a further £18million
It has emerged that specialist timekeepers on site cannot repair Westminster's Elizabeth Tower clock. The revelations threaten to plunge the project into a costly crisis.
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Tesla recalls 15,000 vehicles over power steering concerns 12 Feb 7:04pm Tesla recalls 15,000 vehicles over power steering concerns
Tesla is recalling 15,000 Model X vehicles due to a possible issue with the vehicle's power steering.
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Asbestos and damage discovery inflates Big Ben repair bill to £80m 12 Feb 7:01pm Asbestos and damage discovery inflates Big Ben repair bill to £80m
Conservation work on Elizabeth Tower is ‘more complex than anticipated’ The repair bill to fix parliament’s Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben has increased by £18.8m to nearly £80m following the discovery of asbestos, bomb damage and pollution problems. Conservation work on the 177-year-old structure, which is supposed to be completed at the end of next year, led to the discovery by the project team after intrusive surveys, parliamentary officials have disclosed.
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12 Feb 6:57pm Updated Chairman of Iowa Democratic Party resigns after caucus catastrophe
Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price resigned on Wednesday, according to a statement from the party.
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Former Mexican Oil Chief Arrested in Spain on Bribery Charges 12 Feb 6:57pm Former Mexican Oil Chief Arrested in Spain on Bribery Charges
Emilio Lozoya, accused of corruption while leading the state-run oil company Pemex, had been on the run from the law in Mexico since May.
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New coronavirus cases rise by more than 14,800 in a single day 12 Feb 6:57pm New coronavirus cases rise by more than 14,800 in a single day
More than 14,800 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in China's Hubei province - the epicentre of the outbreak.
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U.N. Promulgates List of Firms Doing Business With Israeli Settlements 12 Feb 6:33pm Updated U.N. Promulgates List of Firms Doing Business With Israeli Settlements
The list was praised by a range of rights groups and denounced by Israeli officials, who saw it as a capitulation to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
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US touts partial ceasefire with Taliban in push for election-year troop reduction 12 Feb 6:28pm US touts partial ceasefire with Taliban in push for election-year troop reduction
Taliban officials have reportedly offered a seven-day ‘reduction of violence’ but Afghanistan experts question long-term significance The US and Taliban are close to agreeing a partial week-long ceasefire in Afghanistan intended to be a precursor to broader peace talks and withdrawal of at least some US troops. Negotiators from both sides have been discussing the deal in Qatar and have said that an agreement is close. The
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12 Feb 6:06pm Human activity contaminated this glacier before anyone stepped foot on it
New research suggests that contamination from the Industrial Revolution traveled over 6,000 miles from London to a Himalayan mountain.
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Mudlarks Scour the Thames to Uncover 2,000 Years of Secrets 12 Feb 5:43pm Mudlarks Scour the Thames to Uncover 2,000 Years of Secrets
From ribald tokens from London’s Roman past to hints of the Mayflower’s fate, mudlarks discover the story of a constantly changing London — but only at low tide.
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12 Feb 5:42pm Fallon Sherrock to make Premier League Darts debut on Thursday
Fallon Sherrock will become the first female player to appear in the Premier League in Nottingham on Thursday.
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12 Feb 5:35pm Storm Ciara: Engineers complete Cumbria water pipe repairs
Millions of litres of water are being slowly put back into the system in Cumbria, United Utilities says.
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Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law 12 Feb 5:31pm Updated Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law
A study finds that a landmark law requiring warning labels on unhealthy foods made a swift difference in purchases of sodas, bottled water and juices.
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A&E medic has coronavirus: Virus fear grips UK as NHS hospital worker is among eight with deadly bug 12 Feb 5:31pm Updated A&E medic has coronavirus: Virus fear grips UK as NHS hospital worker is among eight with deadly bug
The medic treated a 'small number' of patients at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex (pictured) on February 4 and 5 before they became unwell and 'self-isolated'.
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12 Feb 5:21pm Updated Art Rises in the Saudi Desert, Shadowed by Politics
Some artists say Desert X AlUla is a step toward changing Saudi society. Critics call the government-funded exhibition “morally corrupt.”
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12 Feb 5:15pm Cabinet reshuffle: Ministers braced as Johnson mulls changes to top team
Boris Johnson is preparing to make the first big changes to his top team since his general election win.
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12 Feb 5:14pm Updated Parents, grandparents to blame for half of child poisonings, study says
Over half of poisonings in children under five are due to parents, grandparents taking dangerous pills out of packaging, study says
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Quarantined Cruise Passengers Have Many Questions. Japan Has Few Answers. 12 Feb 5:09pm Quarantined Cruise Passengers Have Many Questions. Japan Has Few Answers.
Critics say the government is making a coronavirus episode worse by not being more forthcoming.
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12 Feb 5:05pm Updated Celtic open 10-point lead after thrashing Hearts
Celtic win their eighth game in a row since the winter break to stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 10 points.
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UN passed UK-backed resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya 12 Feb 4:42pm UN passed UK-backed resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya
Proposal for multinational operation to oversee truce came as fighting grew more complex by the day The UN security council has passed a resolution mandating a multinational operation to oversee a ceasefire in Libya, despite serious doubts that any of the conflict’s key players will abide by its terms. The UK-backed resolution, calling for a ceasefire without preconditions and an immediate end to the supply of arms to both sides, was passed by 14 votes to zero, with one abstention from Russia.
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12 Feb 4:33pm Updated Italy Salvini: Senate votes for far-right leader to face trial
Ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini loses his immunity and faces trial over holding migrants at sea.
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Tropical Cyclone Damien brings heavy rain to Western Australia 12 Feb 4:30pm Tropical Cyclone Damien brings heavy rain to Western Australia
Elsewhere in the country rainfall offered relief from the bushfires, but caused flash flooding as well Tropical Cyclone Damien made landfall in Western Australia over the weekend and lashed north-western parts of Australia with heavy rain and damaging winds. Unrelated to the cyclone, eastern Australia also recently had some substantial rainfall totals. While rain came as welcome relief after the severe bushfires, flash floods have now swept across the region. Storm Hervé marked the end of unseasonable warmth across parts of France and Germany last week as the system brought a cooler airmass, strong winds, and fresh, heavy snowfall to the Alps. Prior to this, south-west Europe as a whole was experiencing exceptional heat, and temperatures rocketed to 29.6C in Valencia in Spain on Tuesday, setting a new all-time February record.
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12 Feb 4:30pm Updated England in South Africa: Tourists lose first Twenty20 by one run
England throw away the opportunity to defeat South Africa in the first Twenty20 international, losing a dramatic contest by one run in East London.
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Residents of Cancer Town urge tougher measures to monitor toxins 12 Feb 4:21pm Residents of Cancer Town urge tougher measures to monitor toxins
The town at the center of a Guardian series, where the cancer risk is 50 times the national average, is critical of a planned monitoring system Environmental Protection Agency officials on Tuesday pleaded with community members in Reserve, Louisiana to back a new air monitoring system being installed by the agency, which they claim will better measure pollutants from a nearby chemical plant emitting the likely human carcinogen chloroprene. Reserve, the subject of a year-long Guardian series,
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Syrian Attacks Draw Turkey Deeper Into Syrian War 12 Feb 4:12pm Updated Syrian Attacks Draw Turkey Deeper Into Syrian War
Turkey is sending reinforcements into northwest Syria and pressing for a Turkish-controlled zone there.
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12 Feb 3:57pm Updated Coronavirus: Ninth case found in UK
A woman who flew into London from China is being treated at a hospital in central London.
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12 Feb 3:55pm Man City beat Bristol City to stay top of WSL
Women's Super League leaders Manchester City beat bottom club Bristol City in their first match since Nick Cushing's exit.
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12 Feb 3:14pm Updated Dictionary includes Spurs fans in Yid definition
Often used against Jewish people as an offensive term, it can now also mean a Tottenham fan, the OED says.
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Boris Johnson slams peers over inflation-busting 3.1 per cent pay rise 12 Feb 3:11pm Boris Johnson slams peers over inflation-busting 3.1 per cent pay rise
Boris Johnson said he found the hike in allowances for peers, which is being lined up for April, 'odd' after he was asked about it in the Commons.
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12 Feb 3:10pm La Liga defends apparent racist gesture by Real Mallorca coach
The actions of a Real Mallorca coach who appeared to make a racist gesture during Sunday's match against Espanyol have been defended by La Liga, Spanish football's top division.
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Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event cancelled – latest news 12 Feb 3:06pm Updated Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event cancelled – latest news
Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in London
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Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host 12 Feb 3:02pm Updated Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host
The world’s most trafficked mammal may be involved in the Wuhan outbreak, but the evidence is far from clear.
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Irish Voters Cast Off Relic of Entrenched 2-Party System 12 Feb 3:01pm Updated Irish Voters Cast Off Relic of Entrenched 2-Party System
In a landmark election, Sinn Fein won a seat at the table, though tortuous coalition negotiations will determine who will lead the next government.
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Car ‘splatometer’ tests reveal huge decline in number of insects 12 Feb 3:00pm Car ‘splatometer’ tests reveal huge decline in number of insects
Research shows abundance at sites in Europe has plunged by up to 80% in two decades Two scientific studies of the number of insects splattered by cars have revealed a huge decline in abundance at European sites in two decades. The research adds to growing evidence of what some scientists have called an “
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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Seeks to Restart Economy While Fighting Outbreak 12 Feb 2:50pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: China Seeks to Restart Economy While Fighting Outbreak
The Mobile World Congress typically draws more than 100,000 attendees from nearly 200 countries across the world, but it was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Boris Johnson risks Trump row over UK-US extradition treaty 12 Feb 2:47pm Updated Boris Johnson risks Trump row over UK-US extradition treaty
Boris Johnson today risked a major row with Donald Trump after he claimed the UK's extradition arrangements with the US are 'imbalanced'.
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Family of man shot dead by Met police criticise inquiry delay 12 Feb 2:41pm Updated Family of man shot dead by Met police criticise inquiry delay
Priti Patel launches inquiry into Jermaine Baker’s death in north London in 2015 The family of a man shot dead by police have criticised the four years it has taken for the government to announce an inquiry into why an officer opened fire. Jermaine Baker was part of a criminal gang trying to spring a prisoner from custody when he was killed by a Metropolitan police marksman in December 2015.
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12 Feb 2:34pm Updated Facebook suspends dating service rollout in Europe after Dublin HQ searched
Facebook has suspended the rollout of its dating service in Europe planned for the eve of Valentine's Day after officials from the Irish data regulator searched its offices.
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Britain to Create Regulator for Internet Content 12 Feb 2:33pm Updated Britain to Create Regulator for Internet Content
To push Google, Facebook and other internet giants to police their own platforms, Britain said its media watchdog would become an internet authority.
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12 Feb 2:21pm Updated High-level murder investigation grips tiny mountain kingdom
Maesaiah Thabane, the first lady of the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, always knew how to make an entrance.
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12 Feb 2:17pm MWC 2020: Smartphone showcase cancelled over coronavirus fears
The world's largest mobile industry showcase will not go ahead, organisers confirm.
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12 Feb 2:14pm Updated Ninth coronavirus case found in UK
A new UK case, believed to be a woman who flew into London from China, is confirmed.
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Mobile World Congress axed after firms quit over coronavirus fears 12 Feb 2:13pm Mobile World Congress axed after firms quit over coronavirus fears
Amazon, BT and Nokia among big names to pull out of mobile phone fair in Barcelona
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Saudi-led coalition starts courts martial against Yemen strikes air crews 12 Feb 2:08pm Saudi-led coalition starts courts martial against Yemen strikes air crews
Proceedings over breaches of international law are first such cases of their kind The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has commenced court martial proceedings against air crew in relation to breaches of international humanitarian law, in the first such case of its kind. “The coalition affirms its commitment to rules and provisions of international humanitarian law and holds violators of IHL, if there be any, accountable in accordance with the regulations of each coalition state,” a coalition spokesman said at a news briefing in London.
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12 Feb 2:02pm Ancient turtle had a horned shell that was nearly ten feet long
About five to ten million years ago, giant turtles that dwarfed humans reigned supreme in South America. Its shell reached nearly 10 feet in length and weighed 2,500 pounds.
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A Pedophile Writer Is on Trial. So Are the French Elites. 12 Feb 2:01pm Updated A Pedophile Writer Is on Trial. So Are the French Elites.
For decades, Gabriel Matzneff wrote openly of his pedophilia, protected by powerful people in publishing, journalism, politics and business. Now cast out, he attacks their “cowardice” in a rare interview.
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Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as 83 quarantined in Wirral test negative – latest news 12 Feb 2:00pm Updated Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as 83 quarantined in Wirral test negative – latest news
Two UK prisoners also given all clear as Steve Walsh, thought to have caught the virus in Singapore, discharged from hospital
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Gabriel Matzneff, Who Wrote for Years About Pedophilia, Is Charged 12 Feb 1:40pm Updated Gabriel Matzneff, Who Wrote for Years About Pedophilia, Is Charged
The author, who has been in hiding in the Italian Riviera, was accused of defending and justifying child sexual abuse through his many books and public appearances.
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UN publishes list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements 12 Feb 1:31pm UN publishes list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements
Palestinian officials welcome report, while Israel slams it as ‘shameful’ blacklist The UN has
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12 Feb 1:14pm Updated Chloe Haines jailed for trying to open Stansted plane door mid-flight
Two fighter jets had to be scrambled to accompany the Jet2 flight back to Stansted in June.
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Coronavirus: first case reported in London as 83 quarantined in Wirral test negative – latest news 12 Feb 1:08pm Coronavirus: first case reported in London as 83 quarantined in Wirral test negative – latest news
Two UK prisoners also given all clear as Steve Walsh, thought to have caught the virus in Singapore, discharged from hospital
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Lyra McKee: man, 52, charged with murder of journalist 12 Feb 1:05pm Updated Lyra McKee: man, 52, charged with murder of journalist
Police Service of Northern Ireland charges man over murder in Derry last year A 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lyra McKee, who died after being shot during rioting in Derry last year. He was also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and professing to be a member of a proscribed organisation, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.
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Coronavirus: Tests on 83 people quarantined in Wirral come back negative – latest news 12 Feb 12:55pm Updated Coronavirus: Tests on 83 people quarantined in Wirral come back negative – latest news
Two UK prisoners also given all clear as Steve Walsh, thought to have caught the virus in Singapore, discharged from hospital
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Geoffrey Cox urges Boris Johnson not to sack him at Cabinet reshuffle 12 Feb 12:52pm Geoffrey Cox urges Boris Johnson not to sack him at Cabinet reshuffle
Concerned Cabinet ministers are bracing for Boris Johnson to wield the axe at a long-anticipated reshuffle tomorrow as Geoffrey Cox urged the Prime Minister not to sack him as Attorney General.
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Call for urgent action to end crisis in Idlib | Letter 12 Feb 12:49pm Call for urgent action to end crisis in Idlib | Letter
Campaigners and MPs urge world leaders to step up their response to the humanitarian disaster in the Syrian cityWe are increasingly concerned by the escalating humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib, Syria, and the inadequate international action to end the suffering. Since 1 December more than 600,000 of Idlib’s 3 million residents have been
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Holding out hope for the windy symbol | Brief letters 12 Feb 12:48pm Holding out hope for the windy symbol | Brief letters
Mansion tax | Boris Johnson | Nietzsche | Weather | MarmaladeIn attributing the £2bn mansion tax to Ed Miliband, and therefore Labour (
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Coronavirus: Man linked to UK outbreak gets the all-clear – latest news 12 Feb 12:34pm Coronavirus: Man linked to UK outbreak gets the all-clear – latest news
Steve Walsh, thought to have caught the virus in Singapore, has been discharged from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in London
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12 Feb 12:34pm Updated Duchess of Cambridge tours farm on Northern Ireland visit
Catherine's first solo visit to Northern Ireland promoted a UK-wide survey she launched last month.
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Chinese Students Abroad: How Are You Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak? 12 Feb 12:21pm Chinese Students Abroad: How Are You Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak?
The New York Times would like to hear from Chinese students living overseas — or planning to — about how their lives have been disrupted.
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Canada: thousands of travelers affected as Indigenous-led rail blockade continues 12 Feb 12:18pm Canada: thousands of travelers affected as Indigenous-led rail blockade continues
Protesters defy court order to block rail tracks in support of Wet’suwet’en,locked in battle over controversial gas pipeline Thousands of travelers in
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Coronavirus: Cruise ship turned away from five countries allowed to dock in Cambodia – latest news 12 Feb 12:15pm Updated Coronavirus: Cruise ship turned away from five countries allowed to dock in Cambodia – latest news
MS Westerdam, which has 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, will dock on Thursday as WHO chief warns coronavirus threat is greater than terrorism
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12 Feb 12:11pm Census 2021: Eight things you need to know
Next year's UK census could be the last one to take place, but what have we learned from past ones?
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12 Feb 12:02pm Updated Dutch Police Hunt for Mail Bomber Who Demanded Bitcoin Payoff
Nobody was wounded in a pair of attacks on Wednesday, but the blasts were the latest in a string directed at businesses across the Netherlands.
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Eighteen-month-old girl is left with horror burns to her thigh 12 Feb 11:53am Updated Eighteen-month-old girl is left with horror burns to her thigh
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Joe Mirza and Hollie Hunter were jetting home with their 18-month-old daughter Lily from a family holiday in Cancun, Mexico when she was scalded.
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Drunk Jet2 passenger who tried to open plane door is jailed 12 Feb 11:40am Updated Drunk Jet2 passenger who tried to open plane door is jailed
Two RAF fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane into Stansted after Chloe Haines, 26, of High Wycombe, forced the pilot to turn back just 45 minutes into a flight to Turkey in June last year.
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12 Feb 11:38am Google just released 1,000 new images of gorgeous landscapes
Google has shared bird's-eye-view images of some of Earth's most stunning landscapes from space for years now, and it just released its largest update to its Google Earth View collection with 1,000 new images.
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British man, 20, is killed in a moped accident in the Philippines 12 Feb 11:34am Updated British man, 20, is killed in a moped accident in the Philippines
Jack Whitelaw died on the island of Siargao last Monday when he crashed on a dark road and ploughed into a tree with nails sticking out of it.
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EU accused of climate crisis hypocrisy after backing 32 gas projects 12 Feb 11:34am EU accused of climate crisis hypocrisy after backing 32 gas projects
MEPs support €29bn schemes, ‘locking Europe into burning fossil fuels for generations’ The EU has given its formal backing to 32 major gas infrastructure projects in a move critics say will lock Europe into burning fossil fuels for generations. MEPs voted to support the European commission’s proposal by 443 votes to 169 on Wednesday, with 36 abstentions, provoking environmental groups to lament Brussels’s “hypocrisy” over the climate emergency.
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Sister and niece of childless widow win inheritance battle 12 Feb 11:31am Sister and niece of childless widow win inheritance battle
Shirley Guymer, 78, died in 2016 but changed her will two months earlier meaning her home in Petersfield, Hampshire, was left to her brother. Today they agreed this will should be scrapped.
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Ken Wyatt expects Coalition colleagues to campaign against constitutional recognition 12 Feb 11:30am Ken Wyatt expects Coalition colleagues to campaign against constitutional recognition
Minister for Indigenous Australians insists Scott Morrison will continue to pursue change despite deep splits within government Ken Wyatt says he fully expects some Coalition colleagues to cross the floor and campaign with the “no” case once the Morrison government presses ahead with recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution. But the minister for Indigenous Australians insisted Scott Morrison would stay the course on recognition despite
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12 Feb 11:29am Worker on board ship: Crew at greater risk of coronavirus
A crew member aboard the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan said she fears the crew are at greater risk of being exposed to the outbreak because they are not being quarantined in the same way as the passengers and are having to continue working to take care of the guests.
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12 Feb 11:26am Updated As Foreigners Flee China, Pakistan Tells Its Citizens to Stay
Pakistan has refused to evacuate 800 citizens in Wuhan, fearing an outbreak at home. Some stuck in the hot zone worry they are part of a larger geopolitical game.
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The Duchess of Cambridge makes a surprise appearance at a farm in Belfast as part of her UK tour 12 Feb 11:25am Updated The Duchess of Cambridge makes a surprise appearance at a farm in Belfast as part of her UK tour
The Duchess of Cambridge cut a chic figure as she arrived at Ark Open Farm near Belfast today, as part of her tour of the UK to promote her landmark survey on the early years.
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Erdoğan threatens Assad with retaliation if more troops harmed 12 Feb 11:21am Erdoğan threatens Assad with retaliation if more troops harmed
Turkish president hits out at Syrian regime as fighting intensifies in Idlib province Turkey’s president,
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12 Feb 11:20am Census 2021: Seven things you need to know
Next year's UK census could be the last one to take place, but what have we learned from past ones?
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12 Feb 11:17am Woman jailed for trying to open plane door mid-flight
A British woman who tried to open the door of a plane mid-flight was sentenced to two years in jail Wednesday.
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12 Feb 11:14am Brexit: EU Parliament makes tough demands for talks
MEPs call on the UK to follow EU policies in many areas in return for an ambitious free trade deal.
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Indonesia Has No Reported Coronavirus Cases. Is That the Whole Picture? 12 Feb 11:13am Updated Indonesia Has No Reported Coronavirus Cases. Is That the Whole Picture?
Experts find it astonishing that Indonesia has yet to announce a case despite hosting some 5,000 Chinese tourists a day in Bali before halting flights last week.
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12 Feb 11:10am Updated He was six inches from being hit with a steel beam. A steering wheel saved him
A Michigan man calls himself blessed after a steel beam came inches from hitting his chest.
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12 Feb 11:06am Warrington splits with promoter Warren and signs with Hearn
Undefeated IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington splits with his promoter Frank Warren and joins Eddie Hearn.
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Owners of £2m flats overlooked by Tate Modern lose legal battle 12 Feb 11:04am Owners of £2m flats overlooked by Tate Modern lose legal battle
The owners of four flats in the Neo Bankside development on London's South Bank took legal action in a bid to stop 'hundreds of thousands of visitors' looking into their homes from the Tate.
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12 Feb 11:03am The Chic Art Crowd Came to the Saudi Desert. Outrage Followed.
Some artists say Desert X AlUla is a step toward changing Saudi society. Critics call the government-funded exhibition “morally corrupt.”
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12 Feb 11:02am Jeremy Corbyn attack on Boris Johnson during Commons deportation row
Prime Minister's Questions is dominated by heated exchanges over the removal of foreign offenders.
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12 Feb 11:01am Updated For the first time in 9 years, two nation states are going toe-to-toe in Syria
Syria's curse, as its conflict rumbles slowly towards its first decade, has always been how new forces enter the war just when it seems that exhaustion might slow everyone down.
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Matteo Salvini trial for kidnapping authorised by Italian senate 12 Feb 10:58am Matteo Salvini trial for kidnapping authorised by Italian senate
When he was interior minister, Salvini prevented 177 migrants from disembarking in Italy Italy’s senate has formally authorised a criminal case against Matteo Salvini, the far-right leader accused of kidnap last year when, as interior minister, he prevented 177 migrants from disembarking from a coast guard ship. Last December, the Italian court of ministers in Catania, Sicily, ruled that Salvini
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12 Feb 10:56am NASA is hiring its next class of astronauts
If you've always dreamed of exploring space, here's your chance.
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Modernisation of the monarchy relies on Kate Middleton, expert says 12 Feb 10:54am Modernisation of the monarchy relies on Kate Middleton, expert says
Appearing on This Morning, Camilla Tominey said that Kate Middleton is the person who needs to modernise the monarchy in the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure.
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12 Feb 10:52am Ex-prison official shoots himself dead in court after being sentenced to 3 years in jail
A former Russian prison service official died by suicide in a Moscow court on Wednesday after he was sentenced to three years in jail, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
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Jewish woman reveals Hitler was her next door NEIGHBOUR in 1920s and 30s 12 Feb 10:46am Jewish woman reveals Hitler was her next door NEIGHBOUR in 1920s and 30s
Alice Frank Stock (pictured) spent years living in the same Munich apartment block as the Nazi dictator while growing up in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s.
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Giant dams could protect millions from rising North Sea 12 Feb 10:44am Giant dams could protect millions from rising North Sea
Dams between Scotland, Norway, France and England ‘a possible solution’ to problem A Dutch government scientist has proposed building two mammoth dams to completely enclose the North Sea and protect an estimated 25 million Europeans from the consequences of rising sea levels as a result of global heating. Sjoerd Groeskamp, an oceanographer at the
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12 Feb 10:40am Inbreeding among the last woolly mammoths may have led to extinction
Some of the last mammoths on Earth suffered from mutated genes that reduced fertility, caused diabetes, affected their development and even kept them from being able to smell flowers, according to a new study.
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BP sets net zero carbon target for 2050 12 Feb 10:08am BP sets net zero carbon target for 2050
New CEO Bernard Looney reveals plan to invest more in low-carbon businesses BP’s new chief executive has set an ambition to shrink the oil giant’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2050 and aims to cut the carbon intensity of the products it sells by 50% over the same period. The company has followed the lead of other executives of large oil firms by setting a target to reduce its contribution to the climate crisis by removing over 400 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year.
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12 Feb 10:07am Chelsea in advanced talks to sign Ajax winger Ziyech for £38m
Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech next summer, with a £38m deal likely to be announced in the coming days.
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12 Feb 10:05am Coalition patrol comes under small arms fire in northeastern Syria
A coalition patrol came under small arms fire in northeastern Syria on Wednesday and has since returned to base, according to US-led coalition forces statement.
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Pope Francis Sets Aside Proposal to Allow Married Priests in Remote Areas 12 Feb 9:58am Pope Francis Sets Aside Proposal to Allow Married Priests in Remote Areas
The decision is a victory for conservative forces who had warned that the change would be a slippery slope to the weakening of church traditions.
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12 Feb 9:55am Updated Petrol and diesel car sales ban could start in 12 years, says Shapps
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the BBC a sales ban could be brought forward again.
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12 Feb 9:50am RFU to cut funding for Championship
The future of the second-tier Championship is thrown into doubt after the Rugby Football Union slashes funding to its clubs.
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How do storms and hurricanes get their names? 12 Feb 9:49am How do storms and hurricanes get their names?
World meteorological agencies decide when a storm gets a name and what to call it In Europe storms are named as a joint enterprise between the UK’s Met Office, Ireland’s Met Éireann and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). The list is set in advance, runs in alphabetical order and usually alternates between names associated with male and female gender. In 2020, Ellen, Francis, Gerda and Hugh are set to follow Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis in turn. According to the Met Office, the decision for a storm to be named is “based on a combination of both the impact the weather may have, and the likelihood of those impacts occurring. A storm will be named when it has the potential to cause an amber or red weather warning.”
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12 Feb 9:45am Russian ex-prison official shoots himself dead in court after being found guilty
A former Russian prison service official died by suicide in a Moscow court on Wednesday after he was sentenced to three years in jail, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
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UK alignment on EU standards price to pay for trade deal, say MEPs 12 Feb 9:40am UK alignment on EU standards price to pay for trade deal, say MEPs
Vote comes as bloc wields its powers to force change in UK domestic law during transition
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Japanese Official Tests Positive After Visit to Cruise Ship 12 Feb 9:38am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Japanese Official Tests Positive After Visit to Cruise Ship
A Japanese official tested positive after surveying passengers on a ship being held under quarantine in the port of Yokohama.
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HS2 could be slower north of Birmingham to cut costs – Shapps 12 Feb 9:34am Updated HS2 could be slower north of Birmingham to cut costs – Shapps
Transport secretary says route could be changed, resulting in lower speeds for trains HS2 could run slower north of Birmingham in order to cut costs, Grant Shapps has said as he criticised the project’s “obsession” with cutting journey times. The transport secretary said a review of the planned line from Birmingham to Leeds and Crewe to Manchester could lead to the route changing slightly, possibly making it less straight and therefore lowering the speed.
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12 Feb 9:23am Updated Coronavirus: 12 patients treated by two coronavirus GPs being traced
A British man linked to 11 cases of coronavirus has now recovered and returned home.
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12 Feb 9:21am Investing like Warren Buffett might not be a good idea right now
Warren Buffett is arguably the most successful investor of all time. But even though the Oracle of Omaha is now worth nearly $90 billion, he -- like many other active stock pickers -- is having trouble beating the broader market lately.
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Europe faces growth hit from coronavirus, but markets scale record highs – business live 12 Feb 9:17am Updated Europe faces growth hit from coronavirus, but markets scale record highs – business live
Economists fear coronavirus could pull Germany into recession, but Europe’s
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12 Feb 9:16am Updated Kobe Bryant and his daughter laid to rest
NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday at a Southern California cemetery following their deaths January 26 in a helicopter crash, death certificates released Tuesday by Los Angeles County officials show.
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Home Office tells man, 101, his parents must confirm ID 12 Feb 9:15am Home Office tells man, 101, his parents must confirm ID
Request caused by apparent tech glitch came when Italian Giovanni Palmiero applied to stay in UK post-Brexit A 101-year-old Italian man who has been in London since 1966 was asked to get his parents to confirm his identity by the Home Office after he applied to stay in the country post-Brexit. In what appears to be a computer glitch the Home Office thought his he was a one-year-old child.
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12 Feb 9:11am Updated Pope rejects a proposal to allow married priests in the Amazon
Last year, Pope Francis called for "bold proposals" to meet the spiritual needs of Catholics in the Amazon, a vast region with a scarcity of clerics.
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White supremacist propaganda in US more than doubled in 2019, report finds 12 Feb 9:11am White supremacist propaganda in US more than doubled in 2019, report finds
Anti-Defamation League reported 2,713 cases of circulated propaganda, compared to 1,214 in 2018 Incidents of white supremacist propaganda distributed across the nation jumped by more than 120% between 2018 and last year, according to a new report, making 2019 the second straight year that the circulation of propaganda material has more than doubled. The Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism reported 2,713 cases of circulated propaganda by
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12 Feb 8:36am Storm Ciara: Thousands in Cumbria face days without water
A water firm says it is "throwing everything we can at this problem" but weather is hampering repairs.
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Woman who tried to open plane door during flight jailed for two years 12 Feb 8:34am Woman who tried to open plane door during flight jailed for two years
Chloe Haines admits endangering aircraft safety and assaulting cabin crew member A woman who tried to open the door of a passenger plane midway through a flight has been jailed for two years. Chloe Haines, 26, caused the Jet2 flight from the UK to Turkey to divert back to Stansted airport in June last year. She had admitted to endangering the safety of an aircraft and assaulting a member of the cabin crew.
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12 Feb 8:28am Updated A father said his toddler was abducted from their driveway. Police now say he fabricated some details
Florida authorities were on the hunt for 3-year-old Madeline Mejia on Monday after her father told them she was abducted from their driveway by strangers. Now, police say, some of the details of his story weren't true and the young girl was actually with her biological mother.
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Coronavirus Updates: Japanese Official Tests Positive After Visit to Cruise Ship 12 Feb 8:09am Updated Coronavirus Updates: Japanese Official Tests Positive After Visit to Cruise Ship
The man had surveyed passengers aboard the vessel being held under quarantine in the port of Yokohama.
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12 Feb 8:07am Playing golf may help older adults live longer, study says
President Trump has spent more than 260 days at one of his golf clubs during his first three years in office as of February 2, according to CNN's tally.
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Storm Dennis: snow and ice hits Britain as gales and rain approach 12 Feb 8:04am Storm Dennis: snow and ice hits Britain as gales and rain approach
Cumbria, Northumberland and Scotland brace for blizzards and travel disruption Snow and ice could cause travel disruption on Wednesday before Britain is struck by another burst of heavy rain and gales from
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UK to table UN security council call for Libyan ceasefire 12 Feb 7:59am UK to table UN security council call for Libyan ceasefire
Proposal for multinational operation to oversee truce will be a test of UN’s authority The UK will propose a UN security council resolution mandating a multinational operation to oversee a ceasefire in Libya, despite serious doubts that any of the conflict’s key players would abide by its terms. The resolution will be seen as a test of the UN’s waning authority after its secretary general, Antonio Guterres, described offensives by both sides in the war as a scandal.
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What is coronavirus and how worried should we be about it? 12 Feb 7:56am Updated What is coronavirus and how worried should we be about it?
What symptoms are related to the Covid-19 virus from Wuhan in China, how is it spread and when should you call a doctor?
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New Hampshire, Roger Stone, Coronavirus: Your Wednesday Briefing 12 Feb 7:50am Updated New Hampshire, Roger Stone, Coronavirus: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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Cruise ship refused port over virus fears to dock in Cambodia – operator 12 Feb 7:47am Cruise ship refused port over virus fears to dock in Cambodia – operator
MS Westerdam has been turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears, though it says it has no sick passengers Cambodia has agreed to let a cruise ship that has been turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard may have the coronavirus to dock and disembark its passengers, the ship’s operator has said. The MS Westerdam, which has 1,455 passengers and 802 crew on board, will dock at the Cambodian sea port of Sihanoukville on Thursday, Holland America Line said.
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12 Feb 7:38am Photo of squabbling mice wins award
The sight of two mice scurrying across a London Underground platform in the evening is, to many, an unwelcome feature of life in the city.
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European and US stock markets hit record highs as coronavirus fears ebb – business live 12 Feb 7:34am Updated European and US stock markets hit record highs as coronavirus fears ebb – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Europe’s
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Ofcom to be put in charge of regulating internet in UK 12 Feb 7:33am Updated Ofcom to be put in charge of regulating internet in UK
Web firm bosses could be fined or imprisoned if they do not protect users from harmful content Ofcom will be put in charge of regulating the internet, the government has announced, with executives at internet firms potentially facing substantial fines or even prison sentences if they fail to protect users from “harmful and illegal content” online. Under the proposals, Ofcom will not have the power to remove specific posts from social media platforms. Instead, it will require internet companies such as Facebook and Google to publish explicit statements setting out which content and behaviour they deem to be acceptable on their sites. The media regulator will then ensure internet businesses enforce these standards “consistently and transparently”.
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Ex-prison official shoots himself dead in Russian court 12 Feb 7:27am Ex-prison official shoots himself dead in Russian court
An Russian ex-prison official shot himself dead in a courtroom after hearing he was to be jailed for three years on corruption charges.
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12 Feb 7:26am Updated Mysterious radio signal from space is repeating every 16 days
Mysterious radio signals from space have been known to repeat, but for the first time, researchers have noticed a pattern in a series of bursts coming from a single source half a billion light-years from Earth.
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Pope Francis Rejects Proposal to Allow Married Priests in Remote Areas 12 Feb 7:21am Updated Pope Francis Rejects Proposal to Allow Married Priests in Remote Areas
The decision is a victory for conservative forces who had warned that the change would be a slippery slope to the thrashing of church traditions.
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12 Feb 7:18am Coronavirus: Chinese Grand Prix postponed over virus fears
The Chinese Grand Prix - due to take place in Shanghai on 19 April - has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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F1 Chinese Grand Prix postponed over coronavirus 12 Feb 7:18am F1 Chinese Grand Prix postponed over coronavirus
Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed due to coronavirus, organisers say.
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Coronavirus Updates: Dangerous Disease Now Called COVID-19; Death Toll Exceeds 1,100 12 Feb 7:09am Updated Coronavirus Updates: Dangerous Disease Now Called COVID-19; Death Toll Exceeds 1,100
The death toll from the coronavirus reached a new high on Wednesday even as Chinese officials said the infection rate showed signs of slowing.
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Coronavirus: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news 12 Feb 7:04am Coronavirus: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news
New figures report 97 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. Follow all the developments here
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Coronavirus: China reports fall in infections but experts remain cautious 12 Feb 7:04am Updated Coronavirus: China reports fall in infections but experts remain cautious
Death toll climbs to 1,115 but lowest number of new cases in Hubei since January prompts hope that containment strategy is working China’s Hubei province has reported its lowest number of new coronavirus cases since January, giving officials hope the outbreak may be approaching its peak even as experts remained wary about its spread outside of China. Health authorities in Hubei, the province at the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 1,638 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, down from a peak of more than 3,000 new cases on 4 February and the lowest number of new infections since 31 January. National infection rates were also down.
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12 Feb 7:01am Senate to debate Iran War Powers resolution ahead of expected vote
The Senate is expected to pass a War Powers resolution this week aimed at restraining the President's ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval, a move that comes amid simmering tensions with the country in the wake of a US strike that killed a top Iranian general.
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12 Feb 7:00am Landmark Islamic funeral held for sex worker in Bangladesh
Islamic leaders have previously refused to perform funeral prayers saying sex work is "immoral".
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BP sets net-zero carbon target for 2050 12 Feb 6:55am BP sets net-zero carbon target for 2050
New chief executive, Bernard Looney, plans major overhaul of oil and gas company BP’s new chief executive has set an ambition to shrink the oil giant’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2050 and will cut the carbon intensity of the energy it sells by 50% over the same period. BP will follow the lead of other major oil companies by launching a new team tasked with setting out a roadmap for BP to play a role in decarbonising the energy system.
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Nissan launches $90m lawsuit against former chairman Carlos Ghosn 12 Feb 6:52am Nissan launches $90m lawsuit against former chairman Carlos Ghosn
Japanese carmaker seeking damages for ‘corrupt’ actions by ex-boss who fled to Lebanon Nissan is suing Carlos Ghosn for $90m (£70m), stepping up the Japanese carmaker’s legal battle against its former chairman following his arrest and dramatic flight from Tokyo to Lebanon. The firm said it was seeking to recover costs from Ghosn’s “corrupt” actions, including the personal use of private jets, using residential property without paying rent, and making payments to his sister and personal lawyer using company accounts.
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Geoffrey Cox floats plan to let MPs and peers interview candidates for supreme court - live news 12 Feb 6:47am Geoffrey Cox floats plan to let MPs and peers interview candidates for supreme court - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs
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Dying soldier, 78, battles to halt murder trial over 1974 killing 12 Feb 6:39am Dying soldier, 78, battles to halt murder trial over 1974 killing
Veteran Dennis Hutchings, pictured, who is facing a murder trial over the death of 27-year-old John Pat Cunningham in Northern Ireland in June 1974 has said he will take a judicial review to stop the case.
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12 Feb 6:38am Updated Pope Francis rules against ordaining married men in Amazon
He goes against a vote last year by bishops who backed married priests for the rainforest region.
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Essex lorry deaths suspect granted extradition appeal 12 Feb 6:36am Essex lorry deaths suspect granted extradition appeal
Dublin high court judge grants Eamonn Harrison permission to appeal over extradition A man wanted in the UK in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in a refrigerated shipping container in Essex has been granted permission in Dublin to appeal against his extradition. Mr Justice Donald Binchy at Dublin’s high court accepted arguments raised by Eamonn Harrison’s defence team related to the issuing of a European arrest warrant. Harrison’s lawyers claimed there were “manifest errors” in the original warrant.
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12 Feb 6:26am Updated HS2: Why do big government projects cost so much?
HS2 is far from alone when it comes to government projects that have gone over budget.
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Storm Dennis: snow and ice hits Britain as rain and gales approach 12 Feb 6:16am Storm Dennis: snow and ice hits Britain as rain and gales approach
Cumbria, Northumberland and Scotland brace for blizzards and travel disruption Snow and ice could cause travel disruption on Wednesday before Britain is struck by another burst of heavy rain and gales from Storm Dennis over the weekend. Cumbria, Northumberland and vast swathes of Scotland have been warned of “blizzard conditions” by the Met Office as snow showers combine with strong winds.
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Coronavirus live updates: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news 12 Feb 6:14am Updated Coronavirus live updates: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news
New figures report 97 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. Follow all the developments here
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12 Feb 6:04am SoftBank profits plunge 99%, dragged down by Vision Fund losses
SoftBank profits have been almost entirely wiped out, as the company continues to feel the pain from big losses in its massive tech fund.
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Floating for two weeks: passenger describes life onboard cruise ship refused port – video 12 Feb 6:04am Floating for two weeks: passenger describes life onboard cruise ship refused port – video
Thailand has become the fifth country to deny the MS Westerdam permission to dock over fears that some of its more than 2,000 passengers and crew may be infected with the new 
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Children saved from airstrike as Assad lays siege to Idlib 12 Feb 6:02am Children saved from airstrike as Assad lays siege to Idlib
Two children and a baby have been pulled to safety from a house hit by an airstrike, as the Syrian regime continues its final push to clear rebels from Idlib.
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Caped crusaders: how Little Women lost the Oscars – but won fashion 12 Feb 6:00am Caped crusaders: how Little Women lost the Oscars – but won fashion
The film’s unexpectedly appealing style – crisp collars, sturdy boots, drummer-boy jackets – is next season’s biggest trend In the end – after six nominations, and a controversial omission for Greta Gerwig in the director category – the only Oscar that Little Women took home was awarded to
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Six terrorists freed from jail committed further terror act, figures reveal 12 Feb 5:29am Six terrorists freed from jail committed further terror act, figures reveal
Data published as parliament to debate emergency laws to keep extremists in prison for longer Six convicted terrorists have been released from prison and convicted of a further terrorist offence within seven years, it has been revealed, as parliament heads into a debate over emergency laws designed to keep extremist prisoners in jail for longer. Between January 2013 and December 2019, 196 individuals convicted of a terrorist offence were released from prison in England and Wales with 3.06% of them going on to be convicted of a further terrorist offence.
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The real reason why COVID-19 got its name 12 Feb 5:27am The real reason why COVID-19 got its name
Spanish Flu, MERS, Ebola  - names of diseases which have struck fear into people around the world because of their ability to cause death and misery.
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Ministers set to unveil tough new crackdown to block harmful websites 12 Feb 5:21am Updated Ministers set to unveil tough new crackdown to block harmful websites
Online firms will have to sign up to a new duty of care - with the threat of huge fines or prosecution if they fail to protect UK youngsters from cyberbullying, porn and pages glorifying self-harm.
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British nationals working in Brussels snap up Irish passports 12 Feb 5:09am British nationals working in Brussels snap up Irish passports
More than 100 officials have acquired dual nationality since article 50 invoked, data reveals More than 50 British nationals working for the European commission in Brussels have obtained Irish passports, which can help secure career progression, it has emerged. Data released by the commission shows 120 officials with British nationality have secured additional passports of an EU state since March 2017, when the official article 50 notice was given that the UK was leaving the bloc.
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12 Feb 5:07am Updated BBC chairman Sir David Clementi warns over subscription fee
Sir David Clementi says putting the broadcaster's services behind a paywall would have a big impact.
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Nut allergy sufferer rows with Ryanair crew after they kept selling Kinder Buenos on flight 12 Feb 5:05am Nut allergy sufferer rows with Ryanair crew after they kept selling Kinder Buenos on flight
Ayah Wafi had spent a weekend in Milan last January when she spotted a Ryanair passenger with a Kinder Bueno. She has accused a stewardess of telling her that she wouldn't have a reaction.
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Ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars could be brought forward to 2032, says transport secretary - live news 12 Feb 5:03am Ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars could be brought forward to 2032, says transport secretary - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs
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12 Feb 5:03am Good news for Trump: Playing golf may help older adults live longer, study says
President Trump has spent more than 260 days at one of his golf clubs during his first three years in office as of February 2, according to CNN's tally.
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Bitcoin bounces back over $10,000 amid coronavirus concerns 12 Feb 5:01am Bitcoin bounces back over $10,000 amid coronavirus concerns
Investors seek safe haven because of fears over the economic impact of outbreak Bitcoin has bounced back above $10,000, fuelled by investors seeking a safe haven amid fears over the economic impact of the coronavirus. On Sunday, bitcoin rose above $10,000 for the first time since September and by Wednesday was trading at $10,335 on the Luxembourg-based bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp. It marks a significant shift in fortunes for the
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12 Feb 5:00am Being an optimist will help recovery after stroke, study says
Having a stroke is no laughing matter. But if you can stay optimistic about your recovery, a new study says you may be able to speed up your healing and reduce disability.
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12 Feb 4:47am High-level murder investigation grips tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho
Maesaiah Thabane, the first lady of the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, always knew how to make an entrance.
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12 Feb 4:45am Updated Coronavirus: Chinese Grand Prix expected to be postponed over virus fears
The Chinese Grand Prix - due to take place in Shanghai on 19 April - is expected to be postponed due to coronavirus fears.
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12 Feb 4:18am New York Open: Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie reach last 16
British pair Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie both reach the last 16 of the New York Open after comfortable first-round wins.
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Army bosses are struggling to sign up female recruits 12 Feb 3:59am Army bosses are struggling to sign up female recruits
While drama series Our Girl has attracted teenagers to become soldiers, many young women pull out during the application stage over fitness doubts, the Army's recruiting chief said.
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12 Feb 3:15am Photo of mice squabbling on subway platform wins prestigious photography award
The sight of two mice scurrying across a London Underground platform in the evening is, to many, an unwelcome feature of life in the city.
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Man charged with holding woman as sex slave for 31 years 12 Feb 3:15am Man charged with holding woman as sex slave for 31 years
A man has been charged with holding a woman as a sex slave for 31 years in Venezuela.
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Nissan seeks £70m in damages from fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn 12 Feb 3:13am Nissan seeks £70m in damages from fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn
Nissan has announced a series of planned court actions against its former chairman Carlos Ghosn after his flight from the law in Japan.
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12 Feb 3:08am Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary ahead of Pete Buttigieg
The left-wing senator beat two moderate Democrats in the race to take on Trump, on a bad night for Joe Biden.
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UK weather: snow and ice hits Britain with Storm Dennis looming 12 Feb 3:05am UK weather: snow and ice hits Britain with Storm Dennis looming
Cumbria, Northumberland and Scotland brace for blizzards and travel disruption Snow and ice could cause travel disruption on Wednesday before Britain is struck by another burst of heavy rain and gales from Storm Dennis over the weekend. Cumbria, Northumberland and vast swathes of Scotland have been warned of “blizzard conditions” by the Met Office as snow showers combine with strong winds.
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New resources minister Keith Pitt rejects calls for higher taxes on gas industry 12 Feb 2:58am New resources minister Keith Pitt rejects calls for higher taxes on gas industry
Nationals MP also calls for expansion of Australia’s coal seam gas industry The new minister for resources, Keith Pitt, says he sees no case to increase the level of taxation on the booming gas industry, despite concerns from experts that large multinationals are avoiding paying tax, and
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A killer, two rapists among the 25 serious offenders barred from being deported to Jamaica 12 Feb 2:56am Updated A killer, two rapists among the 25 serious offenders barred from being deported to Jamaica
Boris Johnson is now planning to accelerate plans that will limit the powers of campaigners to use judicial reviews to challenge decisions made by Downing Street.
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Post Office spent £320,000 pursuing legal case against postmaster 12 Feb 2:47am Post Office spent £320,000 pursuing legal case against postmaster
Lee Castleton (pictured) was made bankrupt when he lost the case and was ordered to pay the Post Office's legal costs.
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12 Feb 2:37am Updated Cruise ship outbreak worsens as China coronavirus cases appear to level off
The global death toll from the novel coronavirus has topped 1,100, but there are signs that the outbreak may be peaking at the epicenter of the crisis -- even as concern grew over the situation on a cruise ship docked in Japan, where a quarantine officer himself became the latest case.
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12 Feb 2:35am Jussie Smollett faces six new charges
Police have accused the former Empire actor of staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself.
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12 Feb 2:35am Updated Regulator Ofcom to have more powers over UK social media
Tech firms will need to ensure that illegal content is quickly removed from their platforms.
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12 Feb 2:31am Updated Coronavirus: West Sussex A&E worker one of eight UK cases
The unnamed staff member works at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex, the Department of Health said on Tuesday.
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12 Feb 2:18am Updated Coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,100
Cruise ship outbreak worsens as China coronavirus cases appear to level off A coronavirus outbreak could be devastating for poorer countries
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12 Feb 2:01am Updated New Hampshire, Coronavirus, #MeToo: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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A humanitarian crisis looms in Africa unless we act fast to stop the desert locust 12 Feb 2:00am A humanitarian crisis looms in Africa unless we act fast to stop the desert locust
The destructive migratory pest threatens catastrophe as it swarms through countries already plagued by food insecurity A colleague at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) tells a terrifying story about the desert locust. In 2005 she visited farmers in Niger as they prepared to harvest their crops. Just hours later, a swarm of locusts swept through the area and destroyed everything. One month later, truckloads of families were forced to leave their homes because they had nothing to eat.
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Democratic field narrows after New Hampshire but race is far from settled 12 Feb 1:44am Democratic field narrows after New Hampshire but race is far from settled
The Democratic presidential primary now appears to be a battle between Bernie Sanders and any candidate who can stop him After the Iowa caucuses failed to produce a clear winner last week, the results of the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night helped crystalize the presidential primary - only insomuch as it appears to be a fiercely contested battle between Bernie Sanders and any candidate who can stop him. From a sports arena in Manchester on Tuesday night, the Vermont senator and self-declared democratic socialist claimed “a great victory” and declared the “beginning of the end of Donald Trump” while his rivals sought to convince Democrats nervous about a Sanders nomination that they were the most viable alternative.
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PM will not commit to Indigenous recognition referendum until there is consensus – politics live 12 Feb 1:00am Updated PM will not commit to Indigenous recognition referendum until there is consensus – politics live
Scott Morrison tables ‘sobering’ Closing the Gap report as Senate turns up the heat on the Coalition to release the PM&C report into the sports grants affair. All the day’s events, live
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Deaths of 16 Rohingya at sea raises fears trafficking ring has been revived 12 Feb 1:00am Deaths of 16 Rohingya at sea raises fears trafficking ring has been revived
Smugglers responsible for mass atrocities in Thailand may be linked to capsized boat carrying refugees from Bangladesh to Malaysia
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Global economic growth will take big hit due to loss of nature 12 Feb 1:00am Global economic growth will take big hit due to loss of nature
Damage to environment could wipe £368bn a year from growth by 2050 and UK will be hard hit, WWF warns
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Woods and irons: Winners and losers in the path of HS2 12 Feb 1:00am Woods and irons: Winners and losers in the path of HS2
South Cubbington Wood will be partially destroyed because of HS2, but local golf club spared The news that Rose Guiot had been dreading for the past decade was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. South Cubbington Wood, which has been a feature in her life since she was a child, will be
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