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Thai geologist shot dead in second mining-related killing in Bougainville 24 Feb 11:53pm Thai geologist shot dead in second mining-related killing in Bougainville
Channon Lumpoo, 27, was shot as he conducted exploration activities for a new gold mine in the region A Thai geologist working at a new gold mine in Bougainville has been shot dead in the second killing at a mining project in the autonomous region of
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24 Feb 11:44pm White House submits $1.25 billion emergency request for virus
The White House has requested $1.25 billion in emergency funding to address the novel coronavirus, part of an effort to direct as much as $2.5 billion in total funds to bolster its response to the growing global crisis, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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24 Feb 11:36pm Religious group at heart of virus cases in South Korea
The Shincheonji religious group is at the heart of a spike of novel coronavirus cases in South Korea. CNN's Paula Hancocks speaks with a former member who explains why the virus may have spread so easily within the group.
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‘My whole life is over’, says driver of Cairns minibus in which toddler died 24 Feb 11:22pm ‘My whole life is over’, says driver of Cairns minibus in which toddler died
The contents of a triple-zero call have been played to a court after two people appeared charged with the manslaughter of a three-year-old boy
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Timor-Leste prime minister offers resignation after political coalition collapses 24 Feb 11:22pm Timor-Leste prime minister offers resignation after political coalition collapses
Taur Matan Ruak offers to step down as southeast Asian nation faces new political instability The prime minister of Timor-Leste has sent a letter of resignation to the president, after the collapse of a coalition supporting him in parliament, plunging the tiny southeast Asian nation into new political uncertainty. “I have sent a [resignation] letter to the president,”
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24 Feb 11:20pm Harvey Weinstein accusers welcome rape and sexual assault conviction
Lawyers for the ex-movie mogul, who is taken to hospital with reported chest pains, vow to appeal.
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24 Feb 11:04pm Another University of Oklahoma professor uses the N-word
For the second time in as many weeks, a professor at the University of Oklahoma has been accused of using the N-word.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreak in Northern Italy Poses National Challenge 24 Feb 11:02pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreak in Northern Italy Poses National Challenge
China appears to be getting the disease under control, but rapidly expanding outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy are raising fears of a broader epidemic. Milan, usually buzzing with activity, is eerily quiet.
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As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, W.H.O. Says World Is Not Ready 24 Feb 10:41pm Updated As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, W.H.O. Says World Is Not Ready
The announcement comes as infections surge in Iran, Italy and South Korea. But the number of cases in China has begun to decline — for now.
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Coronavirus live updates: stock markets tumble amid global investor alarm 24 Feb 10:17pm Updated Coronavirus live updates: stock markets tumble amid global investor alarm
Concerns mount that the spread of Covid-19 cannot be stopped as South Korean cases jump over 830, with 8 deaths. Follow latest news
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24 Feb 10:04pm Updated Two cheetah cubs were born for the first time by IVF. The breakthrough offers hope for the threatened species
A pair of cheetah cubs have been born from in vitro fertilization to a surrogate cheetah mother for the first time, and experts are hailing it a "huge scientific breakthrough."
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Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry 24 Feb 10:01pm Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry
Peacocks, porcupines and pangolins among species bred on 20,000 farms closed in wake of virus Nearly 20,000 wildlife farmsraising species including peacocks, civet cats, porcupines, ostriches, wild geese and boar have been shut down across China in the wake of the coronavirus, in a move that has exposed the hitherto unknown size of the industry. Until a few weeks ago wildlife farming was still being promoted by government agencies as an easy way for rural Chinese people to get rich.
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24 Feb 9:31pm Cases surge in South Korea, Iran and Italy | WHO team arrives in Italy | In US, Trump administration expect $2.5 billion in anti-virus spending
Italy warns people not to panic-buy as coronavirus cases rise in north Is it safe for travelers to visit Italy?
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24 Feb 9:20pm Updated A nine-day heat wave just scorched Antarctica
A nine-day heat wave scorched Antarctica's northern tip earlier this month. New NASA images reveal that nearly a quarter of an Antarctic island's snow cover melted in that time -- an increasingly common symptom of the climate crisis.
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Trump Administration Considers Punishing Chinese News Organizations 24 Feb 9:16pm Updated Trump Administration Considers Punishing Chinese News Organizations
U.S. officials said they were looking at ways to retaliate for China’s expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters, including evicting Chinese journalists who file intelligence reports.
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24 Feb 9:12pm Updated Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.
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Dutton talks of ‘leftwing lunatics’ after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live 24 Feb 9:03pm Updated Dutton talks of ‘leftwing lunatics’ after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live
Home affairs minister vows crackdown on both sides as Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour and major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra
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24 Feb 9:00pm Updated Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case
The ex-movie mogul is reported to have had chest pains after hearing the verdict against him in New York.
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Mission: Impossible 7 filming hit by coronavirus fears 24 Feb 8:57pm Mission: Impossible 7 filming hit by coronavirus fears
Filming on the latest Mission: Impossible movie has been suspended due to coronavirus fears in Italy.
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24 Feb 8:53pm Updated Global markets getting hammered by outbreak
Fears about the novel coronavirus outbreak are still roiling global markets Tuesday.
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24 Feb 8:52pm Environment Agency chief: Avoid building new homes on flood plains
The head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.
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24 Feb 8:48pm Updated Petition to airlines: Kids should sit with their parents
Basic economy is fine if you're a solo airline passenger willing to roll the dice on a middle seat. For families, the lowest airfare class can be problematic.
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Tory MPs warn they could sabotage the Budget if Chancellor Rishi Sunak raises fuel duty 24 Feb 8:40pm Tory MPs warn they could sabotage the Budget if Chancellor Rishi Sunak raises fuel duty
Fuel duty in Britain has been kept at 57.95p per litre for petrol and diesel since 2011. MPs and motoring groups have warned an attempt to hit drivers on March 11 would be a mistake.
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Diane Abbott quits the shadow cabinet 24 Feb 8:16pm Updated Diane Abbott quits the shadow cabinet
Mrs Abbott said that she would return to the Commons' backbenches irrespective of which candidate wins the race and was committed to stopping a post-Corbyn 'swerve to the right.'
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24 Feb 8:13pm Where are all the UK’s new homes being built?
More and more new homes are needed to house a growing population - but where are they springing up?
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South-west Queensland towns brace for flooding as police declare emergency 24 Feb 8:07pm South-west Queensland towns brace for flooding as police declare emergency
St George and Dirranbandi prepare for floods as Balonne River expected to peak at 12.5 metres after downpours at the weekend An emergency situation has been declared in Queensland’s south-west town of St George because of expected major flooding. Queensland police issued the warning on Tuesday morning and said St George was bracing for flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday after weekend downpours.
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24 Feb 7:54pm What happens when the internet vanishes?
During a troublesome protest or tricky election, some countries just cut the online cord.
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Dutton warns of ‘leftwing lunatics’ threat after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live 24 Feb 7:42pm Updated Dutton warns of ‘leftwing lunatics’ threat after Asio chief says rightwing extremism on rise – politics live
Home affairs minister vows crackdown on both sides as Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour and major parties grapple with climate policies. All the day’s events, live from Canberra
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24 Feb 7:32pm Cardiff woman wins £400k in DWP race discrimination row
The Department for Work and Pensions created a "hostile environment" for one employee, a judge rules.
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24 Feb 7:16pm Six things you need to know about Indo-US ties
Trump fumbles Indian cricket greats' names
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As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Starting to Plunge 24 Feb 7:05pm Updated As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Starting to Plunge
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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Woman dies after being shot in Somerset village 24 Feb 7:03pm Woman dies after being shot in Somerset village
Police said further search located man, 67, with shotgun injuries in Winsford A woman has died after being shot at a property in a Somerset village. Police were called to Winsford, near Minehead, by a member of the public raising concerns over the welfare of a woman at 2.30pm on Saturday.
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Number of people asking for help to stop viewing child porn online DOUBLES to nearly 100,000  24 Feb 7:02pm Number of people asking for help to stop viewing child porn online DOUBLES to nearly 100,000 
A staggering 94,342 people in the UK contacted Stop It Now! by phone or through its website in 2019, compared to 43,019 who used the service in 2018 - a 119 per cent increase.
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Farmers pile pressure on UK government over chlorinated chicken 24 Feb 7:01pm Farmers pile pressure on UK government over chlorinated chicken
Calls for food standards to be enshrined in law to avoid post-Brexit ‘betrayal’ of consumers Farmers have hit back at suggestions the
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24 Feb 6:28pm Emergency terror law clears parliamentary hurdles
The bill blocking automatic release of convicted terror offenders is approved by the House of Lords.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Italy deaths rise to seven as stocks braced for more falls – live updates 24 Feb 6:18pm Updated Coronavirus outbreak: Italy deaths rise to seven as stocks braced for more falls – live updates
Concerns mount that the spread of Covid-19 cannot be stopped as deaths outside Asia continue to rise. Follow latest news and developments
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24 Feb 6:13pm Wilder blames elaborate ring-walk costume for Fury defeat
Deontay Wilder blames his elaborate ring-walk costume for his WBC heavyweight title defeat by Tyson Fury.
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Tiny Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil ever found 24 Feb 6:04pm Tiny Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil ever found
Proterocladus antiquus carpeted seafloor 1bn years ago and was size of rice grain Scientists have found in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest
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Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour – politics live 24 Feb 6:02pm Updated Kristina Keneally calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of Australia Day honour – politics live
It’s party room meeting Tuesday, as the major parties grapple with climate policies; the Asio boss warns of rising foreign interference and anger over Bettina Arndt’s Australia Day honour. All the day’s events, live from Canberra
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24 Feb 5:51pm Under Trump, America is less prepared for an outbreak
The coronavirus that emerged from Wuhan, China, last year is causing alarm across the world, with fear that this could become the next pandemic. Late last month, the World Health Organization declared the virus, named COVID-19, a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" and urged an immediate international response.
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Businesses ‘Getting Killed’ on Russian Border as Coronavirus Fears Rise 24 Feb 5:49pm Updated Businesses ‘Getting Killed’ on Russian Border as Coronavirus Fears Rise
No one in a Russian city 600 yards from China has been infected as yet, but businesses are shriveling and China’s image as a benign force is being eclipsed by a more anxious vision.
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Floods fury as 400 tons of water a second swallows historic Shrewsbury 24 Feb 5:48pm Updated Floods fury as 400 tons of water a second swallows historic Shrewsbury
Dozens of the buildings in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, have been flooded, with hundreds of sandbags placed outside shops and businesses amid a 'danger to life' flood warning for the River Severn.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Epidemic Isn’t a Pandemic Yet, W.H.O. Says 24 Feb 5:43pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Epidemic Isn’t a Pandemic Yet, W.H.O. Says
China appears to be getting the disease under control, but rapidly expanding outbreaks in Iran, South Korea, and Italy, following those in China and Japan, are raising fears of a broader epidemic.
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24 Feb 5:38pm Updated Mane scores winner as Liverpool come from behind to beat West Ham
League leaders Liverpool are forced to come from behind to beat relegation-battling West Ham in a nervy encounter at Anfield.
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As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Beginning to Plunge 24 Feb 5:30pm Updated As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Beginning to Plunge
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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24 Feb 5:21pm Why it took until now for markets to freak out about the virus
The emergence of hundreds of coronavirus cases in two major economies outside China has dashed hopes of a speedy recovery from an epidemic that has already wreaked havoc on global supply chains and hit company profits.
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24 Feb 4:57pm United gives $90K in vouchers after downgrading passengers
United Airlines had to swap out Boeing 777 aircraft for a Saturday flight from Newark to Hawaii, resulting in a reduction of business class seats.
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24 Feb 4:49pm Italy warns not to panic-buy as virus cases rise in north
Italy was racing Monday to contain the first major outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus in Europe, prompting fears that the international community losing the battle to prevent the virus from becoming a full-scale pandemic.
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Woman dies after being shot at a home in a small village in Exmoor 24 Feb 4:45pm Updated Woman dies after being shot at a home in a small village in Exmoor
Debbie Zurick was named locally as the victim and her husband John Zurick, 67, is in hospital with gunshot wounds following the shooting in Winsford, Somerset.
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Driver Slams Car Into German Carnival Crowd 24 Feb 4:38pm Updated Driver Slams Car Into German Carnival Crowd
The police said they were “looking at all possibilities” after about 30 people, including children, were injured when a station wagon sped into pedestrians at a parade.
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Coronavirus: WHO plays down pandemic fears after seventh person dies in Italy – as it happened 24 Feb 4:36pm Coronavirus: WHO plays down pandemic fears after seventh person dies in Italy – as it happened
Latest updates amid alarm over sudden rise in cases in Italy and Iran
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24 Feb 4:32pm Harvey Weinstein guilty of sexual assaults
The ex-movie mogul is handcuffed and led from court as a judge orders him to jail immediately.
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Weatherwatch: geographically diverse Bulgaria has climate to match 24 Feb 4:30pm Weatherwatch: geographically diverse Bulgaria has climate to match
Eastern European country’s climate ranges from continental on the coast to more Mediterranean further south Climate-wise, as well as politically and geographically, Bulgaria is on the border between Russia to the north and east, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south and west. Like other eastern European countries, it is geographically diverse for its smallish size, with mountains rising to almost 3,000 metres above sea level, low-lying plains and a coastline running along the Black Sea.
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24 Feb 4:25pm Updated Car drives into carnival crowd in German town Volkmarsen
Police say 30 people were injured after a car was driven into a crowd in the town of Volkmarsen.
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Police Move to Clear Canada Rail Blockade by Indigenous People 24 Feb 4:20pm Updated Police Move to Clear Canada Rail Blockade by Indigenous People
A protest of more than two weeks by a group of Indigenous people has blocked trains and created a political headache for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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From Bonn to Vienna, in Search of Beethoven, the Man 24 Feb 4:19pm Updated From Bonn to Vienna, in Search of Beethoven, the Man
It’s the composer’s 250th birthday, and a pilgrimage shines new light on his art and life.
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24 Feb 4:01pm Updated Drug may help treat coronavirus symptoms, WHO says
Shares of American biotech firm Gilead Sciences rose 4% Monday after an official from the World Health Organization said that Gilead's drug remdesivir is showing signs that it may be able to help treat the deadly coronavirus.
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Asio boss warns of rising foreign interference and far-right extremism in Australia 24 Feb 3:57pm Asio boss warns of rising foreign interference and far-right extremism in Australia
Mike Burgess says ‘sleeper agents’ for foreign powers have lain dormant for years and threat from extremists is real and growing Foreign interference in Australia is higher than it has ever been, and “sleeper agents” for foreign powers have lain dormant for years in Australia before being uncovered, the head of Australia’s domestic spy agency has warned. In wide-ranging
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Two people charged over death of toddler inside minibus near Cairns 24 Feb 3:45pm Two people charged over death of toddler inside minibus near Cairns
A man and a woman have been charged with manslaughter after a three-year-old boy was found dead A driver and a child care worker will front court on Tuesday, charged with the manslaughter of a three-year-old Cairns boy who died alone after being left on a mini-bus. The boy was picked up from a Mount Sheridan property about 9am on Tuesday last week and should have been taken to a daycare centre.
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24 Feb 3:17pm Updated Harvey Weinstein guilty over sexual assaults
The ex-movie mogul is handcuffed and led from court as a judge orders him to jail immediately.
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Coronavirus: WHO plays down pandemic fears after sixth person dies in Italy – live updates 24 Feb 3:11pm Updated Coronavirus: WHO plays down pandemic fears after sixth person dies in Italy – live updates
Latest updates amid alarm over sudden rise in cases in Italy and Iran
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24 Feb 3:04pm Updated These are the possible sentences Weinstein faces
Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman.
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24 Feb 2:59pm NASA discovers Marsquakes are real, among other surprises
It's not just Earth that's shaking these days.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Iran Emerges as a New Epicenter 24 Feb 2:37pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Iran Emerges as a New Epicenter
Rapidly expanding outbreaks in South Korea, Iran and Italy, following those in China and Japan, are raising fears of a pandemic.
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Q&A: Chinese diplomat grilled over Uighurs and coronavirus response 24 Feb 2:35pm Q&A: Chinese diplomat grilled over Uighurs and coronavirus response
Wang Xining stuck to party lines even as ABC panel audience laughed at his claims that Uighurs are voluntarily in ‘training centres’ China’s number two diplomat in Australia, Wang Xining, has defended shocking footage showing people suspected of having coronavirus being forcibly pushed into vans as justified, and described the detention camps used to hold
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24 Feb 2:26pm Updated Weed use rising sharply among seniors over 65, study says, and there are serious risks
The rate of marijuana use by older adults over age 65 is on the rise, a new study finds, with some potentially serious consequences.
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24 Feb 2:25pm President Trump in India: Why his visit matters
A crowded cricket stadium and tricky pronunciations marked the first day of the US president's trip.
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Somali refugee schoolgirl Shukri Yahye-Abdi drowned in River Irwell 24 Feb 2:24pm Updated Somali refugee schoolgirl Shukri Yahye-Abdi drowned in River Irwell
Shukri Yahye-Abdi, 12, was pulled lifeless from the River Irwell near Bury on June 27 last year after her mother reported her missing.
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24 Feb 2:07pm Updated China Is Censoring Coronavirus Stories. These Citizens Are Fighting Back.
Information about the coronavirus outbreak is not immune from Chinese censors. But more and more citizens are dodging censorship by creating a digital archive of deleted posts. They told us how.
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24 Feb 1:50pm How the art world fell for a Catholic nun
One of the unlikeliest figures in contemporary art, nun Sister Corita Kent addressed racism and war through her work, challenging the Catholic church to keep pace with the liberal 1960s.
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Somali refugee schoolgirl Shukri Yahye-Abdi drowned in River Irwell could not swim inquest hears 24 Feb 1:48pm Updated Somali refugee schoolgirl Shukri Yahye-Abdi drowned in River Irwell could not swim inquest hears
Shukri Yahye-Abdi, 12, was pulled lifeless from the River Irwell near Bury on June 27 last year after her mother reported her missing.
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EU to demand right to punish UK if it fails to shadow Brussels rules 24 Feb 1:48pm EU to demand right to punish UK if it fails to shadow Brussels rules
Member states agree EU should have right to apply sanctions if divergence causes ‘disruptions’
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24 Feb 1:47pm Updated Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi captured on CCTV days before attack
Salman Abedi's brother Hashem denies murder, attempted murder and conspiring to cause explosions.
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24 Feb 1:46pm Why solar storms from space may blind and strand whales
Space weather has more implications than causing glitches in Earth's satellite-based communications -- it can also strand gray whales, according to a new study. Typically, space weather is created when solar storms occur on the sun and stream out toward Earth. The high-energy particles can disrupt our communications and Earth's magnetic field.
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Now for the SNOW! Winter weather blows in after weeks of gales and floods 24 Feb 1:22pm Updated Now for the SNOW! Winter weather blows in after weeks of gales and floods
The North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will take the brunt of the severe weather this week, while further south towns will battle fresh flooding which poses a threat to life.
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Kobe Bryant widow sues helicopter owner as LA memorial takes place 24 Feb 1:19pm Kobe Bryant widow sues helicopter owner as LA memorial takes place
Kobe Bryant's widow has sued the owner of the helicopter which crashed in fog and killed her husband and their teenage daughter.
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24 Feb 1:17pm Harvey Weinstein guilty: How the Hollywood giant faced his reckoning
The judge said this was not a referendum on #MeToo. But at times, the trial felt like one.
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Artist felt indeterminate jail term was like death sentence, inquest told 24 Feb 1:16pm Artist felt indeterminate jail term was like death sentence, inquest told
Charlotte Nokes died aged 38 in her cell at the Sodexo-run Peterborough prison in 2016 An artist who died in a private prison told members of her family the indeterminate term she was serving was “like a death sentence”, a jury has heard. Charlotte Nokes was suffering from physical and mental health problems when she died aged 38 in her cell in Peterborough prison, run by the outsourcing corporation Sodexo, on 23 July 2016, an inquest into her death was told.
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24 Feb 1:09pm Updated Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures Nasa mathematician dies at 101
Ms Johnson, who helped launch the first American into orbit, was portrayed in the film Hidden Figures.
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24 Feb 1:05pm Tourists stranded in Canary Islands by massive sandstorm
Travelers in the Canary Islands face continued disruption Monday morning following a massive sandstorm that blew in from the Sahara Desert over the weekend.
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24 Feb 1:00pm #MeToo founder hopes Weinstein accusers found catharsis in trial
Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, tells The Brief's Bianca Nobilo that some of Harvey Weinstein's accusers have found it difficult to watch his trial. Burke set up the campaign in 2006, to raise awareness of sexual assault.
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Flying coach, red meat and trucks: why Donald Trump Jr thinks he’s not the elite 24 Feb 12:59pm Flying coach, red meat and trucks: why Donald Trump Jr thinks he’s not the elite
The president’s son posted a photo of him flying coach as proof that he knows ‘how real Americans live’ It is common knowledge that Donald Trump Jr, the son of the billionaire president, is just a regular guy. But now this truth is indubitable, because it turns out Don Jr flies coach. “I am not an elitist … I like fishing, hunting, red meat, trucks and guns.
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Two Romanian burglars who stole £300,000 in gems from a Fleet Street jewellers 24 Feb 12:56pm Updated Two Romanian burglars who stole £300,000 in gems from a Fleet Street jewellers
Florin-Cristin Neagu, 46, and Sorin Munteanu, 44, allegedly dug into the basement of George Attenborough & Son on London's Fleet Street before fleeing the country.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: W.H.O. Warns the World Is Unready for Global Spread 24 Feb 12:52pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: W.H.O. Warns the World Is Unready for Global Spread
Rapidly expanding outbreaks in South Korea, Iran and Italy, following those in China and Japan, are raising fears of a pandemic on multiple continents.
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Children among the injured after car drives into German carnival 24 Feb 12:49pm Children among the injured after car drives into German carnival
Police refuse to rule out deliberate attack on parade in town of Volkmarsen Dozens of people have been injured, some of them children, after a local man appeared to deliberately drive a car into a carnival parade procession in the central German town of Volkmarsen, police have said. The driver was arrested but police could not immediately provide details about the man’s motives, although Bild newspaper cited a spokesman, Henning Hinn, as saying they were “working on the assumption that it was a deliberate act”.
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Coronavirus: sixth person dies in Italy amid confusion over death toll in Iran – live updates 24 Feb 12:48pm Updated Coronavirus: sixth person dies in Italy amid confusion over death toll in Iran – live updates
Latest Italian victim comes as Iranian health minister says 12 people have died and 66 been infected after report of 50 deaths
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24 Feb 12:44pm Updated Man guilty of Gerald Corrigan crossbow murder on Anglesey
Terence Whall lay in wait for Gerald Corrigan and shot him as he tried to fix his satellite dish.
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Cabinet secretary says unattributable briefings damaging government in apparent swipe at Tories - live news 24 Feb 12:43pm Updated Cabinet secretary says unattributable briefings damaging government in apparent swipe at Tories - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen
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24 Feb 12:39pm CNN legal analyst on difference between Weinstein charges
CNN legal analyst Paul Callan describes the differences between the five charges laid against former media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein was found guilty of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman.
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24 Feb 12:39pm Updated Car plows into crowd in Germany, injuring several people
A car drove into a crowd of people at a carnival parade in the German town of Volkmarsen, police in Kassel said Monday.
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Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S. 24 Feb 12:36pm Updated Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S.
The WikiLeaks founder appeared in a London court to fight attempts by the American authorities to make him answer charges of espionage.
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France accuses Boris Johnson of trying to BLACKMAIL EU 24 Feb 12:35pm Updated France accuses Boris Johnson of trying to BLACKMAIL EU
The French minister for Europe, Amelie de Montchalin, said the PM could not force the bloc to accept an agreement 'at any cost'.
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Canada: police clear rail blockade by Indigenous anti-pipeline activists 24 Feb 12:33pm Canada: police clear rail blockade by Indigenous anti-pipeline activists
Several members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk nation arrested in growing political crisis for Justin Trudeau Police in Canada have removed Indigenous activists from a railway line in Ontario, where a two-week protest against a contentious natural gas pipeline has blocked train traffic and fueled a growing political crisis for prime minister Justin Trudeau. The Wet’suwet’en nation have lived on their territories in what is now British Columbia for thousands of years. They have never signed treaties or sold their land to Canada. 
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24 Feb 12:29pm Updated Coronavirus: World should prepare for pandemic, says WHO
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.
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24 Feb 12:23pm Updated Car drives into carnival crowd in German town
German police reportedly say up to 30 were injured after a driver drove into a crowd in Volkmarsen.
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Venezuela’s Socialists Embrace Business, Making Partner of a ‘Parasite’ 24 Feb 12:23pm Venezuela’s Socialists Embrace Business, Making Partner of a ‘Parasite’
Decades of socialist-style control devastated the economy. Now, capitalism is back, helping keep the country afloat — and Nicolás Maduro in power. One deal was the cornerstone of that transformation.
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24 Feb 12:20pm Ancient Roman shrine devoted to Romulus discovered
Visitors to Rome have long enjoyed visiting a host of ancient architectural sites, from the fascinating Coliseum to the grandeur of the Pantheon.
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24 Feb 12:17pm Jury acquits Weinstein on more serious charge of predatory sexual assault
Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman.
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Legal Immigration Is Down 11%. Trump’s Wall Isn’t the Reason 24 Feb 12:13pm Legal Immigration Is Down 11%. Trump’s Wall Isn’t the Reason
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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24 Feb 12:11pm NASCAR driver Ryan Newman says crash left him with a head injury
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman led in the final lap of last week's Daytona 500 when his car spun, went airborne and flipped several times. He was rushed to an area hospital.
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With 4 Deaths in Iran and More Cases on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise 24 Feb 12:07pm Updated With 4 Deaths in Iran and More Cases on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise
Health officials called the surge in reported infections “very worrisome,” as cases soared in South Korea. Europe and North America reported a big uptick in infections.
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Jury shown footage of Manchester Arena bomber visiting venue 24 Feb 12:01pm Jury shown footage of Manchester Arena bomber visiting venue
Salman Abedi captured on CCTV watching crowds days before suicide bombing in 2017 Footage of Salman Abedi scoping out Manchester Arena during a Take That concert, days before his suicide bomb murdered 22 people, has been shown to a jury. Abedi can be seen looking at the crowds gathering before the event and the long queues at the box office, yards from the spot where four days later he would return to detonate a rucksack bomb packed with shrapnel.
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24 Feb 12:01pm Updated Religious Groups in China Step Into the Coronavirus Crisis
In temples, mosques and churches, China’s believers have been eager to fight the virus. Not all their efforts have been well received.
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24 Feb 11:56am The 1 thing that might slow down Bernie Sanders is a very, very long shot
The 48 hours since Bernie Sanders rolled to an across-the-board victory in the Nevada caucuses have been filled with skittish Democratic establishment types coming to this realization: Not only is stopping the Vermont democratic socialist going to be very difficult, the time may have already passed when it was even possible.
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Europe Confronts Coronavirus as Italy Battles an Eruption of Cases 24 Feb 11:54am Updated Europe Confronts Coronavirus as Italy Battles an Eruption of Cases
The country announced more than 150 cases, many in the densely populated region around Milan, as officials closed schools and canceled Venice’s carnival celebrations.
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Harvey Weinstein found guilty at rape trial 24 Feb 11:42am Harvey Weinstein found guilty at rape trial
Film mogul faces prison time, as verdict may encourage more women to come forward after abuse and change the way crimes are prosecuted Harvey Weinstein, the fallen titan of Hollywood whose sexual abuse of aspiring young female actors sparked the #MeToo movement, has finally been brought to justice after a New York jury found him guilty. The movie mogul’s epic fall from grace is now complete, toppled from the pinnacle of independent cinema where he helmed films such as Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love, amassing a total of
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Child described threatening to kill 12-year-old refugee who drowned, inquest told 24 Feb 11:42am Child described threatening to kill 12-year-old refugee who drowned, inquest told
‘If you don’t get into the water I’m going to kill you,’ Shukri Abdi was allegedly told A child who was at a river with a 12-year-old Somali refugee shortly before she drowned said she told the girl: “If you don’t get into the water I’m going to kill you,” an inquest heard on Monday. The body of Shukri Abdi, who first came to the UK in January 2017, was found in the River Irwell in Bury, Lancashire, in June 2019. A group of children was with her at the river in the period before she died.
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24 Feb 11:39am Tesco to sell plasters in different skin tones
The supermarket chain says it wants to give a better reflection of ethnic diversity.
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24 Feb 11:36am FA guidelines: Children to no longer head footballs during training
The training guidelines are effective immediately but do not recommend a heading ban during matches.
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24 Feb 11:32am Updated Sandstorm Wreaks Havoc in Canary Islands
Red sands carried by winds from the Sahara have forced airports to close, leaving thousands stranded.
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WA churches with Liberal links win grants of almost $40,000 in four months 24 Feb 11:30am WA churches with Liberal links win grants of almost $40,000 in four months
Churches win funding through program that allocates grants only to organisations formally invited by local federal MP A cluster of evangelical churches with strong links to West Australian Liberals have won almost $40,000 in grants in the past four months through a federal scheme.
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Coronavirus: seventh person dies in Italy amid confusion over death toll in Iran – live updates 24 Feb 11:25am Updated Coronavirus: seventh person dies in Italy amid confusion over death toll in Iran – live updates
Latest Italian victim comes as Iranian health minister says 12 people have died and 66 been infected after report of 50 deaths
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Teachers and children happy about snow day as snow covers north of England Scotland Northern Ireland 24 Feb 11:24am Teachers and children happy about snow day as snow covers north of England Scotland Northern Ireland
More than 300 schools were shut for safety reasons today with forecasters warning up to four inches could fall over parts of northern England, Scotland Northern Ireland this week.
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Coronavirus: cruise ship evacuees put on plane with infected 24 Feb 11:22am Updated Coronavirus: cruise ship evacuees put on plane with infected
A scientist at the University of Reading said there was no foolproof way of protecting people on a bus from a virus which can circulate in the air and that drivers were at risk of catching the illness.
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Credit card company is developing technology that will recognise you from the way you WALK 24 Feb 11:19am Updated Credit card company is developing technology that will recognise you from the way you WALK
Technology being developed by payment giant Mastercard would dentify customers by examining their physical characteristics and how they walk to automatically open the turnstiles.
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24 Feb 11:12am Gold at a seven-year high and bond yields flirt with record lows as fear grips Wall Street
Fear has returned to Wall Street. The spread of coronavirus cases in Italy and South Korea is shaking investors out of their recent complacency.
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Samira Ahmed and BBC reach settlement over her equal pay claim 24 Feb 11:12am Updated Samira Ahmed and BBC reach settlement over her equal pay claim
BBC broadcaster Samira Ahmed, 51, (pictured in November) was paid £465 to present episodes of Newswatch, while her male colleague Jeremy Vine pocketed £3,000 for Points of View.
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Katherine Johnson, Nasa mathematician portrayed in Hidden Figures, dies at 101 24 Feb 10:59am Katherine Johnson, Nasa mathematician portrayed in Hidden Figures, dies at 101
Johnson overcame racial and gender-based discrimination to become an integral part of Nasa’s work in space exploration Katherine Johnson, one of
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24 Feb 10:54am Updated Children banned from heading footballs during training
The training guidelines are effective immediately but do not recommend a heading ban during matches.
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Malaysia PM Mahathir resigns but is asked to stay as interim leader 24 Feb 10:49am Malaysia PM Mahathir resigns but is asked to stay as interim leader
Moves prompt collapse of ruling alliance and confusion over country’s leadership Malaysia’s prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, resigned on Monday but was then asked to stay on as interim PM in a day of political drama and confusion. The king accepted Mahathir’s resignation before appointing him as interim prime minister that evening.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Raise Fears of Pandemic 24 Feb 10:45am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Raise Fears of Pandemic
South Korea reported hundreds of new infections, and Iran said at least 12 people there had died. In Europe, Italy is working to contain a spike in cases.
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Peter Kay to return to the stage to DJ at six charity dance-a-thon events for Cancer Research UK 24 Feb 10:43am Updated Peter Kay to return to the stage to DJ at six charity dance-a-thon events for Cancer Research UK
A post to Peter Kay's Twitter page this morning announced that the Dance For Life event - to raise month for Cancer Research UK - would return in London, Manchester and Liverpool.
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Vehicle tracking data and Amazon order history led police to crossbow killer 24 Feb 10:39am Vehicle tracking data and Amazon order history led police to crossbow killer
Murder of Gerald Corrigan shocked Anglesey and initially mystified police - but killer’s motive remains unclear
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Salvini attacks Italy PM over coronavirus and links to rescue ship 24 Feb 10:37am Salvini attacks Italy PM over coronavirus and links to rescue ship
Far-right leader calls on Giuseppe Conte to resign if he cannot defend borders
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Canadian mining giant withdraws plans for C$20bn tar sands project 24 Feb 10:36am Canadian mining giant withdraws plans for C$20bn tar sands project
Teck Resources’ surprise decision drew outrage from politicians in oil-rich Alberta and cheers from environmental groups A Canadian mining giant has withdrawn plans for a massive C$20.6bn ($15.7bn) tar sands mine, days before the federal government was to decide on whether to approve the controversial project. Teck Resources’ surprise decision to withdraw from open pit Frontier Mine project landed as a bombshell on Sunday night, prompting outrage from politicians in oil-rich Alberta and cheers from environmental groups.
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Driver arrested in Germany after car hits carnival crowds 24 Feb 10:29am Driver arrested in Germany after car hits carnival crowds
Children believed to be among 10 people injured at parade in town of Volkmarsen Ten people have been injured after a car ploughed into a carnival parade in the western German town of Volkmarsen, police said. Police said the driver had been arrested but declined to say whether the incident was an accident or a deliberate attack.
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24 Feb 10:24am Updated Armani held show in empty theater due to coronavirus
The lights dimmed. The music thumped. And the models walked the runway. But there was one thing missing from
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24 Feb 10:23am Updated Car drives into carnival crowd in Germany
A car drove into a crowd of people at a carnival parade in the German town of Volkmarsen, police in Kassel said Monday.
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24 Feb 10:22am Semi-staged portraits spotlight a forgotten side of France
Mark Neville began shooting semi-staged portraits in the French region of Brittany in a funk at Britain's divisive Brexit referendum. But he emerged somewhere unexpected: a vision of 'ecotopia'.
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24 Feb 10:09am Updated Coronavirus: Rapid spread raises fears of global pandemic
More infections are reported around the world as governments struggle to contain outbreaks.
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24 Feb 10:07am Lesotho Prime Minister in surprise court appearance as lawyers seek immunity
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane made a surprise appearance in a court in Maseru on Monday but will not be charged with murder and attempted murder until a constitutional question is settled, a magistrate ruled.
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India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star 24 Feb 10:05am Updated India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star
Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have enticed Mr. Trump to fly 8,000 miles with the promise of a two-day spectacle. But serious issues remain.
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As India’s Economy Sags, Even the Trump Brand Is Struggling 24 Feb 10:04am Updated As India’s Economy Sags, Even the Trump Brand Is Struggling
India has the largest number of Trump Towers outside North America, but sales are cool in an ailing market for luxury real estate.
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24 Feb 10:04am Jennifer Garner wants to ship Girl Scout cookies to you
Actress Jennifer Garner announced she will ship Girl Scout cookies to those without cookies available in their area.
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Amid the din, cleancut Assange struggles to hear case against him 24 Feb 10:03am Amid the din, cleancut Assange struggles to hear case against him
From inside court 2, WikiLeaks’ co-founder thanks those ‘disgusted’ by extradition proceedings There was no room inside for the hundreds who had turned up to support Julian Assange, but the the sound of their chants in support of the WikiLeaks founder could be heard throughout the long-awaited extradition hearing at Woolwich crown court At an early stage, perhaps as much in hope as anything else, the presiding judge, Vanessa Baraitser, had sent court staff outside to speak Assange’s supporters, adding that the noise could interfere with her ability to hear the case properly.
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As Hay festival opens in the UAE, authors condemn free speech abuses 24 Feb 9:59am As Hay festival opens in the UAE, authors condemn free speech abuses
Stephen Fry, Noam Chomsky and more than 40 NGOs say the country’s support for the event is at odds with its record on human rights As bestselling authors from Jung Chang to Bernardine Evaristo prepare to gather in Abu Dhabi for the first Hay festival in the United Arab Emirates, leading figures have spoken out against the country’s compromised free speech. Stephen Fry - the festival’s president – has joined more than 40 public figures and organisations castigating its government for “promoting a platform for freedom of expression, while keeping behind bars Emirati citizens and residents who shared their own views and opinions”. An open letter signed by Fry, Noam Chomsky, and a coalition of more than 40 NGOs including Amnesty and PEN International, is calling on the UAE to use the launch of the festival’s Abu Dhabi branch – which opens on Tuesday – to “demonstrate their respect for the right to freedom of expression by freeing all human rights defenders imprisoned for expressing themselves peacefully online”.
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Driver arrested in Germany after car hits crowd at carnival parade 24 Feb 9:52am Driver arrested in Germany after car hits crowd at carnival parade
Children believed to be among 10 people injured in incident in town of Volkmarsen Ten people have been injured after a car ploughed into a carnival parade in the western German town of Volkmarsen, police said. Police said the driver had been arrested but they declined to say it was an accident or a deliberate attack.
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Sports therapist found guilty of Anglesey crossbow murder 24 Feb 9:50am Sports therapist found guilty of Anglesey crossbow murder
Jury at Mold crown court finds Terence Whall, 39, guilty of murdering Gerald Corrigan, 74 A sports therapist has been found guilty of murdering a retired lecturer by shooting him with a crossbow at his remote island home. Terence Whall, 39, targeted Gerald Corrigan, 74, as his victim adjusted his satellite dish outside his house in Anglesey, north Wales, in the early hours of Good Friday – 19 April – last year.
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24 Feb 9:41am Updated Two more major economies at risk from coronavirus
Stock markets are falling around the world after the number of coronavirus cases surged in Italy and South Korea, putting two more major economies at risk from a virus that has already caused widespread disruption in China.
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24 Feb 9:38am Updated Prague renames square in front of Russian embassy after slain Putin critic Boris Nemtsov
When a group of politicians in Prague decided to honor the murdered Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov by naming a square after him, there was just one location they had in mind: The plaza in front of the Russian embassy.
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24 Feb 9:38am Updated Trump wants fewer people on his team -- but more loyalists
President Donald Trump has told aides he wants fewer people working for him in the White House and only loyalists installed in key administration positions, several people familiar with the matter say.
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Coronavirus: Iran denies cover-up as seven deaths reported in Italy 24 Feb 9:38am Coronavirus: Iran denies cover-up as seven deaths reported in Italy
Tehran rejects claim death toll is more than four times higher than official figures suggest
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Several injured as car drives into carnival parade in Germany 24 Feb 9:31am Several injured as car drives into carnival parade in Germany
Several people have been injured after a car drove into a carnival parade in Germany.
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Married NHS doctor is struck off after smacking the bottoms of two female medical students 24 Feb 9:29am Married NHS doctor is struck off after smacking the bottoms of two female medical students
Dr Bassel Hayssam El-Osta was suspended three times in three years after allegations of sexual misconduct made by two students who shadowed him at the Royal Free Hospital emerged.
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Harvey Weinstein trial: deliberations to resume after jurors signal they are split 24 Feb 9:20am Harvey Weinstein trial: deliberations to resume after jurors signal they are split
Jury sent a note on Friday asking if it was permissible to be hung on one or both counts of predatory sexual assault Jurors at
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Police pull body of boy, 13, from River Wear after search as officers rule out death as suspicious 24 Feb 9:19am Police pull body of boy, 13, from River Wear after search as officers rule out death as suspicious
The body of a boy, believed to be aged 13, was found in the River Wear near Bishop Auckland this morning, Durham Police said.
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Austria looks at Italy border controls in bid to contain coronavirus 24 Feb 9:18am Austria looks at Italy border controls in bid to contain coronavirus
EU executive announces €232m package to deal with ‘unfolding and complex situation’
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24 Feb 9:17am How Tyson Fury stunned Deontay Wilder
With a new coach by his side and extra power laced in his gloves, Tyson Fury delivered.
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24 Feb 9:15am Armani held Fashion Week show in empty theater due to coronavirus
The lights dimmed. The music thumped. And the models walked the runway. But there was one thing missing from
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On Russia-China Border, Life and Commerce Frozen by Coronavirus 24 Feb 9:00am On Russia-China Border, Life and Commerce Frozen by Coronavirus
No one in a Russian city 600 yards from China has been infected as yet, but businesses are shriveling and China’s image as a benign force is being eclipsed by a more anxious vision.
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Coronavirus: Iran disputes death toll in city of Qom – live updates 24 Feb 8:43am Updated Coronavirus: Iran disputes death toll in city of Qom – live updates
Health minister says 12 people have died and 66 been infected
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24 Feb 8:33am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Around the World Raise Fears of Pandemic
South Korea reported hundreds of new infections, and Iran said at least 12 people there had died. In Europe, Italy is working to contain a spike in cases.
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24 Feb 8:28am Updated Italy scrambles to find patient zero as infections soar
Italian authorities have announced sweeping closures in the country's north as they scramble to contain Europe's biggest outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
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UK to ban neo-Nazi Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist group 24 Feb 8:26am UK to ban neo-Nazi Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist group
Home secretary announces plan to proscribe organisation whose members have been jailed for terrorism offences A neo-Nazi group is to become the second extreme rightwing outfit to be banned as a terrorist organisation in the UK, the home secretary has announced. Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD), members of which have been jailed for serious offences, is to be proscribed, making membership of the group illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison, Priti Patel said.
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Lesotho PM requests immunity from charge of murdering wife 24 Feb 8:24am Lesotho PM requests immunity from charge of murdering wife
Lawyer argues that Thomas Thabane’s office gives him immunity from prosecution Lesotho’s prime minister has made a surprise appearance in court to hear lawyers argue that his office granted him immunity from prosecution for murdering his estranged wife shortly before he took power. Thomas Thabane was questioned by police about the shooting two days before his inauguration in 2017 and was
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Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Resigns 24 Feb 8:03am Updated Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Resigns
The move appears to be an attempt to suddenly remake a government — possibly with Mr. Mahathir, 94, still at the helm.
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24 Feb 8:02am CNN reporter: People are essentially trapped in their towns
CNN's Melissa Bell reports from Venice, Italy, amid a spike in coronavirus cases in Italy. More than 200 cases and five deaths have been confirmed with the northern regions hardest hit.
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24 Feb 7:51am Sotomayor issues scathing dissent on order that could reshape US immigration
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a scathing dissent late Friday night, castigating the government for repeatedly asking the Supreme Court on an emergency basis to allow controversial policies to go into effect and charging her conservative colleagues on the court with being too eager to side with the Trump administration on such requests.
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24 Feb 7:34am Tesco to sell plasters in racially diverse skin tones
The supermarket chain says it wants to give a better reflection of ethnic diversity.
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24 Feb 7:31am Updated A shady Russian spy tale that is splintering US democracy
The new Russia drama is a shady tale of secret briefings, compromised trust, mysterious intelligence, improbable characters with hidden agendas and purges of American spy chiefs. But most importantly, this dark new revival of a saga that has ravaged US politics for four years is making it impossible to know what's true anymore.
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24 Feb 7:18am Updated 9 days that could rock the Democratic race for president
The next nine days will determine whether Bernie Sanders can bring the Democratic presidential race to a quick and decisive end -- or if it's time for the party to brace for a months-long and potentially divisive battle for the nomination.
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BA flight to Milan delayed at Heathrow after a passenger got off the plane over fears of coronavirus 24 Feb 7:13am Updated BA flight to Milan delayed at Heathrow after a passenger got off the plane over fears of coronavirus
A passenger due to fly from London Heathrow to Milan today refused to board a British Airways flight at the last minute, amid fears they would contract the deadly coronavirus.
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24 Feb 7:07am Updated Canary Islands sandstorm: Flights disrupted as dust cloud strands tourists
Flights to and from the Spanish islands have been disrupted, leaving tourists stranded at airports.
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Coronavirus: Iran denies cover-up after reports of 50 deaths 24 Feb 7:04am Updated Coronavirus: Iran denies cover-up after reports of 50 deaths
Tehran rejects claim death toll is more than four times higher than official figures suggest
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Canary Islands: flights resume after sandstorm stranded travellers 24 Feb 7:03am Canary Islands: flights resume after sandstorm stranded travellers
Archipelago’s eight airports running with reduced capacity after 822 flights affected Flights are resuming from airports across the Canary Islands after a sandstorm from the Sahara dyed the archipelago’s skies a thick orange and reduced visibility,
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24 Feb 7:02am Updated Runner crawled for 8 hours in sub-freezing temperatures after breaking his ankle on mountain trail
A runner crawled for nearly eight hours to find help after breaking his ankle in a national park in Washington, authorities said.
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France warns UK it will not be blackmailed into a risky EU trade deal 24 Feb 6:59am France warns UK it will not be blackmailed into a risky EU trade deal
EU affairs minister says France will not sacrifice its economic future for swift post-Brexit deal
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Coronavirus, Bernie Sanders, India: Your Monday Briefing 24 Feb 6:53am Updated Coronavirus, Bernie Sanders, India: Your Monday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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24 Feb 6:52am Love Island winner Finn Tapp expected back by Oxford City
Finn Tapp went AWOL from Oxford City in January to take part in the sixth series of Love Island.
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24 Feb 6:45am Dementia: Does heading a football cause the disease?
Concerns are growing that heading a football may increase the risk of players developing dementia.
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UK hunting groups call for end to use of lead ammunition by 2025 24 Feb 6:43am Updated UK hunting groups call for end to use of lead ammunition by 2025
Call from nine pro-shooting groups comes amid calls for ban to be enshrined in law Lead ammunition used to shoot animals should be phased out and replaced with non-toxic alternatives by 2025, hunting organisations have said amid calls for a ban to be enshrined in law. Global scientific consensus on the risks of lead ammunition has long been established and regularly eating game birds shot with the highly toxic metal
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After Texas, Modi Throws Trump an Even Bigger Party in India 24 Feb 6:26am After Texas, Modi Throws Trump an Even Bigger Party in India
“Namaste Trump,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unabashed homage to the U.S. president, took over a 110,000-seat cricket stadium.
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24 Feb 6:23am Updated Scottish FA to ban kids from heading ball during training
The new guidelines for training are effective immediately but do not recommend a heading ban during matches.
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US briefing: coronavirus, Bernie Sanders and Assange extradition 24 Feb 6:23am US briefing: coronavirus, Bernie Sanders and Assange extradition
Monday’s top story: China reinstates Wuhan lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise worldwide. Plus, how to enjoy a 100-year life Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.
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Coronavirus: 50 people die in Iranian city of Qom – live updates 24 Feb 6:12am Updated Coronavirus: 50 people die in Iranian city of Qom – live updates
New death toll in Iran is significantly higher than the latest number of confirmed cases of infections there
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Man found dead in back of bin lorry in south London 24 Feb 6:07am Man found dead in back of bin lorry in south London
Body was discovered early on Monday in Camberwell and police are investigating Police are investigating after a body was found in the back of a bin lorry in south London. Officers were called at 5.35am on Monday to reports of a dead man in the back of the industrial vehicle in Bethwin Road, Camberwell.
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24 Feb 6:06am Massive sandstorm strands travelers in Canary Islands
Travelers in the Canary Islands face continued disruption Monday morning following a massive sandstorm that blew in from the Sahara Desert over the weekend.
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24 Feb 6:03am Finance Ministers Grapple Over Economic Threat of Climate Change
The United States, under pressure from Europe, agreed to include a climate reference in an official G20 statement.
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24 Feb 5:53am Man builds shrine to Trump for his visit
CNN's Linda Kinkade reports on how India is preparing for President Trump's visit.
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Rio carnival 2020 – in pictures 24 Feb 5:44am Rio carnival 2020 – in pictures
Brazil’s famed carnival kicked off in earnest on Saturday as millions of revellers poured into the streets, some of whom took aim at the nation’s deeply polarised politics. Most partiers, though, were dressed in distinctly apolitical garb, ranging from mermaid to cowboy costumes, suggesting that during carnival, Brazilians are focused on revelry first, and politics second
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24 Feb 5:40am BBC Briefing on housing: How do I use it?
Your guide to housing in the UK and what can be done to satisfy the need for affordable and decent homes.
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Labour leadership: Starmer refuses to commit to keeping Corbyn in shadow cabinet if he wins - live news 24 Feb 5:31am Updated Labour leadership: Starmer refuses to commit to keeping Corbyn in shadow cabinet if he wins - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen
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24 Feb 5:31am Pepsi is buying a major Chinese snack retailer for $705 million
PepsiCo is buying a Chinese company that sells snacks online as it tries to corner more of the world's largest food and beverage market.
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24 Feb 5:28am Updated Donald Trump in India: US president invokes cricket and Bollywood at India rally
The US president is greeted by huge crowds as his begins his first official visit to India.
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24 Feb 5:27am Updated Israel and Palestinian militants exchange fire as graphic video of Israeli bulldozer carrying a body goes viral
The Israeli military and Palestinian militants in Gaza exchanged fire on Sunday, hours after a graphic video showing an Israeli army bulldozer scraping the body of a dead man off the ground went viral.
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24 Feb 5:24am Samira Ahmed reaches settlement with BBC
The presenter won her employment tribunal next month against the corporation over equal pay.
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UK weather: snow and rain force closure of 250 schools in northern England 24 Feb 5:18am UK weather: snow and rain force closure of 250 schools in northern England
Yellow warnings for snow for most parts of Scotland as further flood warnings issued More than 250 schools have been closed across northern England due to heavy snow and rain as warnings of further flooding were issued.
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Air passenger duty could be cut by HALF 24 Feb 5:12am Updated Air passenger duty could be cut by HALF
Passengers are charged air passenger duty on all flights from the UK. The rate is £13 for a short-haul economy flight, rising to £172 for a long-haul trip in business or first class.
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Coronavirus: 50 dead in Iranian city of Qom 24 Feb 5:08am Coronavirus: 50 dead in Iranian city of Qom
Death toll is significantly higher than figures Iranian officials reported hours earlier
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German centre-left victorious in Hamburg state elections 24 Feb 5:07am German centre-left victorious in Hamburg state elections
SPD bucks national trend, while support for Merkel’s CDU drops to historic low Germany’s centre-left parties consolidated their governing majority in state elections in the northern city of Hamburg on Sunday, while support for Angela Merkel’s conservatives dropped to a historic low and the far right crossed the threshold for entering parliament only by the narrowest of margins. The Social Democratic party (SPD) bucked the national trend by holding on to one of its few remaining strongholds, emerging top with 39% of the vote. The Greens, the SPD’s junior coalition partner, doubled their share to 24.2%.
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‘They wanted a better life’: the young Venezuelans escaping into Brazil alone 24 Feb 5:00am ‘They wanted a better life’: the young Venezuelans escaping into Brazil alone
After six years of economic crisis in their neighboring country, Brazilian officials say more and more unaccompanied minors are arriving Jesús Pérez was 16 when he crossed into Brazil in June, fleeing a life of hunger on the streets of his disintegrating homeland. In Pacaraima, the Brazilian border town that is
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China uses nets in drills to tackle obstructive coronavirus patients 24 Feb 4:44am China uses nets in drills to tackle obstructive coronavirus patients
Chinese SWAT teams have been filmed throwing nets over people's heads as they practise how to deal with unco-operative coronavirus patients.
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Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Submits Resignation Letter 24 Feb 4:42am Updated Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Submits Resignation Letter
The move appears to be an attempt to suddenly remake a government — possibly with Mr. Mahathir, 94, still at the helm.
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24 Feb 4:39am Updated Italy and Iran see major new outbreaks
Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned the novel coronavirus is the worst public health crisis facing the country since its founding, as new outbreaks continued to expand in South Korea and Italy, raising fears of a global pandemic.
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Rightwing extremism a real and growing threat, Asio boss says 24 Feb 4:38am Rightwing extremism a real and growing threat, Asio boss says
Mike Burgess reveals a foreign agent fed information back to spymasters about expatriate dissidents in Australia that led to them being harassed A foreign “sleeper” agent in Australia fed information back to spymasters about expatriate dissidents that led to them and their families being harassed, the boss of Australia’s domestic intelligence agency Asio said. Mike Burgess delivered his first annual threat assessment on Monday evening, in which he also said the threat of rightwing extremism was real and growing, and the number of overall terrorism leads under investigation doubled over the past year.
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Prince Andrew faces quiz from US Virgin Islands Attorney General 24 Feb 4:35am Updated Prince Andrew faces quiz from US Virgin Islands Attorney General
US Virgin Islands Attorney general Denise George, who is investigating Epstein's child sex trafficking to Little Saint James, has not ruled out speaking to the Duke of York.
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Coronavirus: China postpones annual political assembly for first time in decades – live updates 24 Feb 4:24am Updated Coronavirus: China postpones annual political assembly for first time in decades – live updates
Parliamentary session postponed due to coronavirus while Xi Jinping warns of impact on economy. Follow latest news
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Crowds line up to greet Donald and Melania Trump as first couple touches down in India 24 Feb 4:09am Updated Crowds line up to greet Donald and Melania Trump as first couple touches down in India
Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a raucous welcome when they entered the world's largest cricket stadium on Monday.
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Good Morning Britain viewers delighted Susanna Reig reunited with Bill Turnbull 24 Feb 3:55am Good Morning Britain viewers delighted Susanna Reig reunited with Bill Turnbull
Bill Turnbull, 64, and Susanna Reid, 49, launched the BBC Breakfast show when it moved to Media City in Salford and worked on it together until 2014 when she left for ITV.
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