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Fourteen foreigners, four Afghans killed in Intercontinental Hotel attack in Kabul

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:53:54 +0000

Fourteen foreigners and four Afghans were killed after gunmen dressed in army uniforms stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel.


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UK braced for more snow after coldest night in nearly two years

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:23:11 +0000

People across the country are braced for more snow after the UK froze on the coldest night in nearly two years.


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Iraqi court sentences German woman to death for joining Isis terror group

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:40:29 +0000

An Iraqi court has sentenced a German woman of Moroccan origin to death for joining the Islamic State group.


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U.S. vice president Pence defends Trump's Israel policies during Middle East visit

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:30:15 +0000

US vice president Mike Pence has defended Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region.


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Man (54) arrested after girl (8) stabbed to death - police

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:35:14 +0000

A man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death in a "domestic incident", police said.


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Spain to seek Carles Puigdemont’s arrest if he visits Denmark

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:08:07 +0000

A European arrest warrant will be reissued for the fugitive former leader of Catalonia if he leaves Belgium and enters Denmark as planned, Spain’s state prosecutor’s office said.


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Turkish troops invade Kurdish enclave in Syria

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:14:17 +0000

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces have attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to oust from the area a US-allied Kurdish militia.


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16 of the best signs from women’s marches in the US, Canada and the UK

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:46:13 +0000

As the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration rolled around on Saturday, so did the anniversary of women’s marches around the globe.


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Germany’s Social Democrats back coalition talks with Merkel bloc

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:42:22 +0000

Germany’s Social Democrats have voted to open talks on forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives.


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Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:21:19 +0000

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces have attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to oust from the area a US-allied Kurdish militia.


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At least 18 killed in gun attack on luxury hotel in Afghan capital

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:43:24 +0000

At least 18 people including 14 foreigners were killed when the Taliban attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry confirmed.


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New Jersey first lady reveals college sex assault to Women's March crowd

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:51:48 +0000

The Governor of New Jersey's wife has spoken out about being the victim of a sexual assault during her college years.


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This Cambridge student is using freestyle rap to call out the media on portrayal of black students

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:13:37 +0000

A Cambridge student has challenged the way the media covers black students at the UK’s top universities in a freestyle rap video.


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Jordan urges Pence to ‘rebuild trust’ after Jerusalem move

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:12:43 +0000

Jordan’s king has appealed to US Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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In Pictures: Women across US march on first anniversary of Trump inauguration

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:52:04 +0000

Thousands of women across the US marched on Saturday to protest against government policies on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights, women’s rights and more.


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King of Jordan tells Pence US must ‘rebuild trust’

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:03:02 +0000

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has appealed to US Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” after the Trump administration’s recent decision to designate Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


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Iraqi court sentences German woman to death for joining IS

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:37:11 +0000

An Iraqi court has sentenced a German woman of Moroccan origin to death for joining the Islamic State group.


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WATCH: This nail-biting flight landing will have you on the edge of your seat

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:28:44 +0000

A pilot has been commended for his performance after he landed a plane in gusts of up to 11km/h.



Turkey says troops enter Syrian Kurdish enclave

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:30:39 +0000

Turkish ground troops have entered a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria and are advancing with Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces, according to the country’s state-run news agency.


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US delegation descends on London to explore business opportunities

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:30:17 +0000

A delegation of US business leaders will descend on London this week to explore expansion opportunities across the pond.


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Five dead after gunmen attack on luxury hotel in Afghan capital ends

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:24:40 +0000

An assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul has ended after more than 12 hours – with all the attackers killed by security forces, officials say.


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Young’s Seafood eyes China expansion as sale speculation intensifies

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:15:16 +0000

Young’s Seafood is planning to cast its net into the Chinese market as speculation intensifies over a multi-million pound sale of the business.


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Head of North Korean girl band - handpicked by Kim Jong Un - crosses border for Winter Olympics art troupe rehearsal

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:01:34 +0000

The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for an art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics.


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Five dead after gunmen attack luxury hotel in Afghan capital

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:59:20 +0000

Gunmen have stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a gun battle with security forces that lasted well over 12 hours.


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Foreigner among five people killed by gunmen in Kabul hotel attack

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:39:26 +0000

Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner.


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Texas judge intervenes in case saying God told him to acquit defendant

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:36:42 +0000

A judge told a jury that God had asked him to push them for a not-guilty verdict in the case of a woman accused of trafficking her teenage niece, it has been claimed.


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Intercontinental Hotel siege ends in Kabul, all gunmen killed

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:46:40 +0000

Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours.



Mike Pence defends Trump’s Israel policies during Middle East visit

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:30:35 +0000

US vice president Mike Pence has defended Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region.


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Five killed and dozens rescued as gunmen battle security forces at Kabul hotel

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:26:23 +0000

Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul at the start of an 11-hour siege that continued into Sunday morning, leaving at least five Afghan civilians dead, officials said.


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North Korean girl band leader crosses border into South ahead of Winter Olympics

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:29:37 +0000

The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics.


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Turkey launches offensive against Kurds in Syria

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Turkish warplanes struck positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province yesterday, opening a new front in the Syrian civil war - and also raising the prospect of deeper strains between Turkey and the US.


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Ed Sheeran to marry childhood sweetheart

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn yesterday.


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Tens of thousands stage anti-corruption protest in Romania

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:45:22 +0000

Tens of thousands of Romanians have protested against legislation passed in parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption.


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Trump hails ‘perfect day’ for women’s demo as protesters march against him

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:21:32 +0000

US president Donald Trump tweeted that it was a “perfect day” for women to march to celebrate the “economic success and wealth creation” of his first year in office — while women across America rallied against him and his policies.


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Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:49:39 +0000

Gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials have said.


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Two killed, dozens injured in Prague hotel blaze

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:45:16 +0000

A hotel fire in Prague city centre has killed at least two people and injured dozens more.


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Republicans and Democrats show no sign of retreat amid government shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:25 +0000

Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their stand-off over immigration and spending as Americans woke up to the first day of a government shutdown.


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Gunmen attack the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:57:14 +0000

Gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials said.


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Cardinal rebukes Pope over Chile ‘slander’ comments on abuse

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:47:33 +0000

The Pope’s top adviser on clerical sex abuse has implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying that Francis’ words were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse”.


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17 killed after blaze at firecracker factory outside Indian capital

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:31:52 +0000

At least 17 workers have died after a massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital.


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Pope’s slander accusations ‘source of great pain for abuse survivors’

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:22:15 +0000

The Pope’s top adviser on clerical abuse has implicitly criticised the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean victims, saying his words were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse”.


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Protesters around the world march against Trump and sexual harassment

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:10:43 +0000

Protesters around the world are marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration by marching against his policies, and also in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.


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You need to see these raccoons impersonating Pennywise in a storm drain

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:54:32 +0000

Two raccoons have been getting attention in California for their resemblance to a famous film character.


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Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:20:02 +0000

Turkish jets have bombed the city of Afrin in northern Syria, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey’s military border operations against a Kurdish group allied to the US in the fight against Islamic State.


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This police officer comforted a 93-year-old theft victim by playing a beautiful piano solo

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:57:19 +0000

A follow-up visit to an elderly victim of theft ended happily when a police officer played a piano solo for the 93-year-old man.


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Turkey carries out air strikes against Kurdish-held enclave in Syria

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:36:28 +0000

Turkish jets have begun an aerial offensive against the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin in north-western Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.


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California couple kept their two dogs in better condition than their 13 children

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:26:35 +0000

The California couple who are accused of starving their 13 children, leaving them so malnourished a 29-year-old weighed only five stone, kept two Maltese dogs which they fed significantly better than their children.


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Finger-pointing begins after US government shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:50:56 +0000

Bickering politicians in Washington have failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.


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Food world mourns as master of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies, 91

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:19:07 +0000

Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, has died aged 91, France’s interior minister has announced.


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Master of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies aged 91

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:05:18 +0000

Paul Bocuse, the world-famous master of French cuisine, has died at the age of 91.


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Trump labels shutdown a ‘present’ from Democrats

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:50:54 +0000

President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown — tweeting that they wanted to give him “a nice present” to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.


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North Korea to have 22 athletes in five Olympic sports, IOC says

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:27:00 +0000

The IOC says that 22 North Korean athletes will compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics next month and both Korean teams will march together in the opening ceremony.


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'Nice present' - Trump tweets about U.S. Government shutdown on the day he marks one year as president

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:01:25 +0000

U.S. President Donald Trump has blamed Democrat lawmakers for a shutdown of the federal government that went into effect on Saturday.


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Eleven dead after ski bus accident in Turkey

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:54:50 +0000

A bus carrying mostly holiday-makers on a ski trip in Turkey has crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 passengers and injuring 44 others, officials say.


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North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:48:38 +0000

North Korea has proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month’s Winter Olympics.


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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had child abuse images on his computer - police

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:35:12 +0000

Child abuse images, snorkel equipment and handwritten notes were among the items found in the hotel room of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, police have revealed.


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Beijing says US warship violated sovereignty in South China Sea

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:30:36 +0000

The Chinese government has accused the United States of trespassing in its territorial waters after a US guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed area in the South China Sea.


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US to designate embassy in Jerusalem 'as early as 2019'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:23:13 +0000

The Trump administration is expected to approve a plan to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, administration officials have said.


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Guinea worm disease ‘close to being eradicated’

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:16:39 +0000

A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a metre-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person’s skin.


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World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:41:34 +0000

A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a metre-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person’s skin.


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'We'll get this thing figured out in Washington' - U.S. vice president touches down in Shannon Airport

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:17:56 +0000

US vice president Mike Pence has greeted soldiers at Shannon Airport in Ireland hours after the federal government shutdown in America.


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US vice president meets troops during brief stop in Ireland

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:09:36 +0000

US vice president Mike Pence has greeted soldiers at Shannon Airport in Ireland hours after the federal government shutdown in America.


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U.S. Government shutdown: What does it mean and who is impacted?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:06:18 +0000

The US federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt.


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12 times Donald Trump became a meme in his first year as president

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:23 +0000

It’s been a year since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States in Washington DC.


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Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:19:03 +0000

Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fuelled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade.


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U.S. government shuts down after dramatic late-night session in Senate

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:19:37 +0000

The U.S. government officially shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.


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US government shuts down after immigration and spending standoff

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:07:49 +0000

The US government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.


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Deadline looms as US government heads for shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:52:22 +0000

The US government careened toward a shutdown on Friday night in a chaotic close to Donald Trump’s first year as president, as Democrats and Republicans preemptively traded blame while still struggling to find some accord before a deadline at the stroke of midnight.


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US to designate embassy in Jerusalem ‘as early as 2019’

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:35:11 +0000

The Trump administration is expected to approve a plan to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, administration officials have said.


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Facebook to change newsfeed algorithm with focus on ‘trustworthy’ news

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:56:30 +0000

Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys.


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US government shutdown looms as Trump fails to strike a deal

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:38 +0000

US President Donald Trump failed to reach an agreement with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer after the pair met in a last-ditch bid to avert a government shutdown.


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If you think Donald's first year was a non-stop roller coaster, tighten your belts for the second

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

As President Trump begins his second year in office this weekend, belt up for another extraordinary ride. January already feels like a roller coaster of a month and, with mid-term elections due next November, partisan bickering will reach new heights.


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US government shutdown fears as deadline nears

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday to search for ways to avert a US government shutdown, but Mr Schumer said afterwards that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.


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The world is on the move, but Europe can't afford to become a fortress by slamming its doors shut

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

We are living in a century constantly shaped by the vast numbers of people on the move across the globe.


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Politics as unusual: why America's 'forgotten citizens' stick by their champion

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

During the dizzying first year of Donald Trump's presidency, Americans and the world at large witnessed a political personality in a state of perpetual war. To the delight of his core supporters, but to the dismay of many others, this pugnacious approach defined Trump's image. But what can we expect from the persistent battler in the future?


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China and Russia overtake terror in US security priorities

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:33:00 +0000

Countering China’s rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the US military’s top national security priorities.


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Dixons Carphone CEO quits to join Boots

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:00:55 +0000

The chief executive of Dixons Carphone has quit to work for Boots.


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WATCH: This Liverpool supporter is so Reds-obsessed he named his daughter YNWA

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:07:00 +0000

Many football fans show their support for a football club by purchasing a ticket to a game, but what can you do if you live in an entirely different country to the team you love?


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No charges expected to be brought against Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:35:23 +0000

The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not foresee charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.


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Donald Trump backs US anti-abortion movement

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:30:01 +0000

US President Donald Trump has pledged support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, “We are with you all the way”.


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Not guilty verdict in Canada train disaster trial

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:27:04 +0000

Three men on trial for criminal negligence after a 2013 train derailment that killed 47 people in the Canadian province of Quebec have all been found not guilty.


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California couple accused of beating, shackling and abusing their 13 children may have used starvation as a weapon, experts say

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:11:37 +0000

The California couple accused of beating, shackling and abusing their 13 children may have used starvation as a weapon to control them, experts say, and the malnourishment would likely cause lifelong physical and mental issues for the siblings.


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Watch this cheeky penguin hop aboard a research boat in Antarctica

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:58:19 +0000

Researchers sailing in Antarctica managed to capture the moment a penguin hopped aboard their boat and had a nose around, before jumping back into the icy waters.


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It hurts to look at this custom iPhone theme

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:53:39 +0000

A designer has managed to create possibly the worst custom iPhone theme we’ve ever seen.


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Russian student attacks six people with axe before setting the school on fire

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:40:16 +0000

A Russian teenager attacked a group of younger students with an axe, injuring six people, before setting his school on fire, investigators said on Friday.


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Italian woman who survived Auschwitz as a child is given top honour

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:32:44 +0000

A woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy.


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Donald Trump criticises 'permissive' US abortion laws at rally

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:25:45 +0000

President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."


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Donald Trump holds last-minute talks to halt government shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:57:39 +0000

US President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer have held eleventh-hour talks to avert a government shutdown.


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Headless body of woman found in ancient crypt

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:40:08 +0000

Ancient human remains removed from a crypt in a Highland cemetery were not those of notorious Jacobite supporting clan chief, but a headless woman, according to experts.


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This LeBron James no-look nutmeg assist is just far too much

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:06:23 +0000

Sometimes in sport you just have to hold your hands up and admit that you’ve been well beaten, and that was certainly the case for Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon when he came up against LeBron James.


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Independent News & Media chairman steps down as part of board changes

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:58:45 +0000

Independent News & Media has announced that chairman Leslie Buckley will step down from the company, with the group also set to appoint Murdoch MacLennan to the board as non-executive director.


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Trump looks to strike deal with top Democrat to avert US government shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:56:47 +0000

US president Donald Trump has invited senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to the White House to try to reach a deal to avoid a government shutdown.


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Sterling stumbles after dismal reading on December retail sales

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:46:24 +0000

The pound took a hit on Friday after fresh data showed a dismal drop in December retail sales.


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Olympic champion tells abuser: I won’t live as a victim

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:34:23 +0000

Olympic gold medallist Jordyn Wieber has told a court she will not live as a victim as she confronted a former sports doctor convicted of sexual abuse.


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Pope calls for end to ‘relentless’ Amazon rainforest exploitation

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:17:37 +0000

The Pope has travelled deep into the Amazonian rainforest to demand an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold resources and the recognition of its indigenous peoples as the primary custodians to determine the future of “our common home”.


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