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1h 54m Christmas travel chaos across Europe looms with air and rail strikes expected to affect thousands
The Independent
Airlines from the UK to Nice have been advised to fly via Italy on Friday to avoid a strike by French air-traffic controllers
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Strasbourg shooting: Police appeal to find Chérif Chekatt1h 55m Strasbourg shooting: Police appeal to find Chérif Chekatt
BBC
They name Chérif Chekatt, 29, as the man suspected of opening fire in the French city, killing two.
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2h Thousands protest against grammar school plans to prioritise poorer pupils and local children
The Independent
'Changes threaten to displace families who assume a grammar school place is their right'
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Theresa May awaits confidence vote result - as Tory MPs cast ballots2h Theresa May awaits confidence vote result - as Tory MPs cast ballots
BBC
In a last-minute appeal to Tory MPs before they began voting, the UK prime minister said she would step down before the next election.
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2h Woman jailed for staging her own kidnap and harassing ex-boyfriend online
The Independent
Jessica Nordquist left former partner feeling 'unsafe in his own home' during bizarre abuse campaign
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Neil Young says Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclaycard as sponsor2h Neil Young says Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclaycard as sponsor
BBC
The star was angry that a Hyde Park date was sponsored by a "fossil fuel funding entity".
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2h Austerity blamed for pushing number of abortions in England and Wales to 10-year high
The Independent
'Women and their partners are making different fertility decisions in a climate of significant uncertainty,' says British Pregnancy Advisory Service
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3h Isis-inspired terror plot 'foiled' by armed police raid in Newcastle
The Independent
Judge grants police extra time to question suspect as searches continue at home in West End
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Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence from Tory MPs3h Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
BBC
In a last-minute appeal to Tory MPs before they began voting, the UK prime minister said she would step down before the next election.
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Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads3h Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads
BBC
The woman says if companies were able to spot she had been pregnant, they should also have realised she was bereaved.
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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen jailed 3h Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen jailed
BBC
Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years for making illegal hush money payments and lying to Congress.
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3h Michael Cohen sentencing: Trump's former lawyer 'to state publicly all he knows about president'
The Independent
US District Judge William Pauley has sentenced Cohen to three years behind bars
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Scottish budget: Higher earner income tax gap to widen3h Scottish budget: Higher earner income tax gap to widen
BBC
Scotland's finance secretary will not pass on a tax break for higher earners that was announced by the chancellor in his UK budget.
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How Tory MPs say they will vote in no confidence vote3h How Tory MPs say they will vote in no confidence vote
BBC
A full list of the Conservative MPs who have publicly said whether they will back their leader, Theresa May.
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3h Peter Boizot: Pizza Express founder whose chic take on fast food became a high street fixture
The Independent
He democratised going to restaurants and gave many their first authentic taste of the 'simple round object from Naples'
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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen jailed 3h Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen jailed
BBC
Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years for making illegal hush money payments and lying to Congress.
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3h Theresa May will not lead Conservative party into next general election
The Independent
Theresa May has told Conservative MPs that she will not lead the party into the next election, in a bid to win their support in a critical vote of no confidence.
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4h Stephen King mocks Donald Trump over US border wall payment
The Independent
The president wants to shutdown the government unless he receives $5bn for the border wall
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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs4h Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
BBC
The prime minister is addressing a meeting of backbench Tory MPs - who will vote from 18:00 GMT on whether she stays as their leader.
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4h Overdose videos attract millions of views online - but what happens to the people in them?
The Independent
As opioid deaths soar, videos of drug users have become a popular genre of viral content on social media
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4h Paedophile found hiding behind false wall in flat after five years on run from police
The Independent
'He tried absolutely everything to avoid capture, showing no remorse for his appalling actions years ago'
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5h An American woman died in a Syrian regime prison. Could the US have done more to help her?
The Independent
Layla Shweikani's death at hands of Syrian government has so far prompted no comment from White House
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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs5h Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
BBC
The prime minister vows to fight for her job and warns that a change would put Brexit at risk - as a majority of Tory MPs say they will back her.
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5h Tories restore whip to suspended sex text MP hours before Theresa May no-confidence vote
The Independent
The Conservatives have handed the party whip back to two MPs who were suspended from the party over allegations of sexual wrongdoing, just in time for them to take part in tonight's vote of no confidence in Theresa May.
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5h Sainsbury's, Asda playing with fire by taking CMA to judicial review over merger investigation
The Independent
The two chains say they need more time to complete their submissions to the watchdog and have them properly considered
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5h Netanyahu sparks backlash by hailing Italy's far-right Salvini as 'great friend of Israel' during two-day trip
The Independent
Italy's divisive interior minister reiterated his support for Israel in whirlwind visit to country, sparking backlash from critics of Benjamin Netanyahu's courting of far-right figures
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5h Khashoggi murder: US needs to have 'serious, hard talk' with Saudi Arabia, says Trump's UN envoy
The Independent
The outgoing ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says the US need to make it clear they don't condone the killing
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5h Mother spits in Christmas elf's face at shopping centre grotto
The Independent
'It's absolutely abhorrent that anyone would spit in the face of one of the elves,' police say
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5h Michael Cohen: Who is Trump's former lawyer and fixer - and why is he being sentenced?
The Independent
Long-serving, fiercely loyal advocate to be sentenced for financial crimes carried out on behalf of boss he once said he would 'take a bullet for'
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5h Trump's press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants to be remembered as 'transparent and honest'
The Independent
The press secretary also defended Trump's behaviour towards female members of the press
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Michael Barrymore: Police win damages appeal6h Michael Barrymore: Police win damages appeal
BBC
TV presenter Michael Barrymore will receive a nominal payout after his unlawful arrest in 2007.
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6h Hungary to set up courts overseen directly by government, sparking fears of political inference
The Independent
Critics argue decision will allow right-wing government to undermine rule of law
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6h Woman, 82, passes driving test at first attempt
The Independent
'I just treated her like any other pupil I've taught to drive and she's done really well'
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6h Britons want snow and seven presents for perfect Christmas Day, survey claims
The Independent
Research finds adults still value traditional pine trees and classic Christmas films
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6h Who is Michael Cohen? The New York fixer who could bring down Trump's presidency
The Independent
Long-serving, fiercely loyal advocate to be sentenced for financial crimes carried out on behalf of boss he once said he would 'take a bullet for'
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6h Teenager stabbed to death in south London street fight
The Independent
Victim is second young man killed in London in three days
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Team Sky: Chris Froome hopes team can survive owner withdrawal6h Team Sky: Chris Froome hopes team can survive owner withdrawal
BBC
Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says Team Sky will "be doing everything we can" to survive Sky's withdrawal.
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6h European Union seals major free trade deal with Japan
The Independent
The deal will create a trading zone comprising 635 million people and a third of global GDP
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6h Brexit: Rolls-Royce moves design approval for engines from Derby to Germany amid uncertainty over EU divorce
The Independent
'Precautionary and reversible technical action' will not impact UK jobs, says British engineering giant
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6h Philip Hammond angers Brexiteers by branding them 'extremists' ahead of no-confidence vote
The Independent
Chancellor says Tories trying to topple the prime minister want to crash UK out of EU without a deal – relishing opportunity to 'flush' them out
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6h Sexual assault victims forced to wait a year for counselling as support services struggle with 'unprecedented demand'
The Independent
'Sexual violence and abuse support services have been described as at crisis point,' says report
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Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berezin dies aged 937h Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berezin dies aged 93
BBC
Evelyn Berezin put the Data Secretary on sale in 1971, creating a new industry.
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Grenfell Tower: Fire services had no high-rise evacuation plans7h Grenfell Tower: Fire services had no high-rise evacuation plans
BBC
The Grenfell inquiry is told no UK fire brigade had a strategy for getting residents out of tall buildings.
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7h Spain set to increase minimum wage by 22% in bid to ease Catalonia tensions
The Independent
Rise is part of attempt by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to build bridges with separatists in Barcelona after recent pro-independence protests
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Most London homicides for a decade7h Most London homicides for a decade
BBC
The stabbing of a teenager in Eltham means there have been 130 killings in the capital since 1 January.
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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs7h Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
BBC
The prime minister vows to fight for her job and warns that a change would put Brexit at risk - as a majority of Tory MPs say they will back her.
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Theresa May: Do people have confidence in her?7h Theresa May: Do people have confidence in her?
BBC
We asked people if they have confidence in the PM ahead of a crucial vote on her leadership.
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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary8h Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
BBC
Amanda Cox was found in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary hours after she was reported missing.
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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs8h Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
BBC
The prime minister vows to fight for her job, warning that changing leader would delay Brexit and possibly put it at risk.
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8h Theresa May hints she will quit before next election in bid to win no-confidence vote
The Independent
Downing Street has raised the prospect of Theresa May resigning before the next election, as she desperately tries to save her job ahead of a vote of no confidence.
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8h Amazon boxes with GPS devices inside planted by police to catch porch thieves
The Independent
'We had a box out on the street for three minutes before it was taken,' officer says
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8h China to execute man who rammed SUV into crowd then attacked people with shovel and hammer
The Independent
Yang Zanyun killed 15 people in violent rampage because he 'wanted revenge on society'
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Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 20198h Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019
BBC
The future of Team Sky is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announces it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019.
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8h Tory MPs bicker over Theresa May leadership challenge in very awkward BBC interview
The Independent
You would think that when your country is on the brink of a major crisis, that its political leaders would set aside their personal conflicts to try to rescue it – but this was clearly not the case in a very awkward exchange between James Cleverly and Andrew Bridgen on BBC this morning.
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8h Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive to help secure China trade deal
The Independent
'If I think it's good for the country ... I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary,' says president
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Most London homicides for a decade8h Most London homicides for a decade
BBC
The stabbing of a teenager in Lee means there have been 130 killings in the capital since 1 January.
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9h Santa brings sense of calm and comfort to autistic teen
BBC
A busy mall can make 19-year-old Jack anxious but when Santa is there he's comfortable and calm.
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9h Home Office invites Zimbabwean officials to interrogate asylum seekers who have fled political persecution
The Independent
Exclusive: 'I was really frightened. Why is the Home Office giving my details to the government I ran away from? I know they will still be after me. Anyone who has claimed asylum in England is an enemy to the government'
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Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge9h Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge
BBC
Fashion retailer considers closing stores amid disappointing sales of winter clothing.
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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs9h Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
BBC
The prime minister vows to fight for her job, warning that changing leader would delay Brexit and possibly put it at risk.
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9h Theresa May says new PM would have to delay Brexit if she loses confidence vote – politics live
The Guardian
Tory party ballot on Wednesday evening after more than 48 letters sent to Graham Brady, chair of 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers
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10h Strasbourg shooting: gunman was listed as potential terror threat
The Guardian
The 29-year-old, who authorities say was radicalised in prison, is still on the run A gunman being hunted by police after killing three people and injuring 13 others after opening fire on Strasbourg’s Christmas market is a hardened criminal who was on France’s national security list as a potential terror threat, French authorities have said. Hours before he opened fire in the city centre, the suspect had given police the slip when they went to arrest him in connection with an armed robbery and attempted murder. Explosives were reportedly found in a search of his home.
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Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 201910h Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019
BBC
The future of Team Sky is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announces it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019.
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10h Wednesday US briefing: Trump and Democrats in heated Oval Office row
The Guardian
Suspect on the run after Strasbourg Christmas market shooting ... May defiant as she faces vote of no confidence over Brexit ... Senate to vote on support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.
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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary10h Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
BBC
Amanda Cox was found in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary hours after she was reported missing.
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10h With her head held high and her voice certain, Theresa May spelled out precisely why she is finished this morning
The Independent
At this crucial hour, all the prime minister could do was re-sell a dream she cannot deliver
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10h Conservative leadership: Who could replace Theresa May as Tory leader if she loses no confidence vote?
The Independent
Possible contenders are quick to offer PM their support – but several Conservative big beasts are touted as possible replacements
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Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised10h Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised
BBC
Hundreds of armed officers search for a man who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
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10h Charges dropped against mother whose baby was snatched from her by police officers
The Independent
Jazmine Headley still faces separate charges in credit card fraud case from 2016
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McLaren announces Bahrain Merida cycling deal10h McLaren announces Bahrain Merida cycling deal
BBC
The McLaren Group says the aim is "to be the best in professional cycling" after signing a deal to become a 50% partner in the Bahrain Merida team.
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Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised11h Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised
BBC
Hundreds of armed officers search for a man who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
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Rules for any challenge to Theresa May11h Rules for any challenge to Theresa May
BBC
What are the rules for challenging and electing a leader of the Conservative Party?
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11h Trump impeachment: President claims he's 'not concerned' about being removed from office because there would be a revolt
The Independent
'It's hard to impeach somebody who hasn't done anything wrong and who's created the greatest economy in the history of our country,' adds president
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11h Dixons Carphone share price plunges after retailer reveals £440m loss
The Independent
Consumers are holding onto their handsets for longer as the smartphone market matures and the price of premium handsets hits £1,000
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Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU11h Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU
BBC
Feeling a little lost about what's going on with Brexit? Here's our basic guide.
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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary11h Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
BBC
Amanda Cox was found in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary hours after she was reported missing.
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11h Sainsbury's and Asda appeal for extra time to deal with watchdog's merger probe
The Independent
The supermarkets say they need more time to respond to 'a large amount of material recently provided to us', but CMA says extra time puts deadline at risk
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Neil Young says Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclaycard as sponsor11h Neil Young says Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclaycard as sponsor
BBC
The star was angry that a Hyde Park date was sponsored by a "fossil fuel funding entity".
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11h Fiona Bruce: The BBC's most dependable news anchor primed to succeed David Dimbleby on Question Time
The Independent
Experienced newsreader, antiques hunter and one-time punk represents safe pair of hands
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Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge11h Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge
BBC
Fashion retailer considers closing stores amid disappointing sales of winter clothing.
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11h Trump impeachment: President claims 'people would revolt' if he is removed from office after Mueller probe
The Independent
President speaks out after court documents suggest he participated in several federal offences
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11h Teenagers arrested after Birmingham school stabbings
The Guardian
Three boys attacked near University of Birmingham School in Selly Oak on Monday Three teenagers have been arrested after three boys were stabbed outside a school in Birmingham. Police were called to the scene at about 4.20pm on Monday after three boys were attacked near the University of Birmingham school in Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak. The boys were taken to hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.
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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs11h Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
BBC
The prime minister vows to fight for her job, warning that changing leader would put Brexit at risk.
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Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised11h Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised
BBC
Hundreds of armed officers search for a man who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
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12h Street paved with chocolate in Germany after colossal spill at sweets factory
The Independent
Fire crews use fire hoses and blow torches to clean up sticky situation
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12h Fiona Bruce: The BBC's most dependable news anchor primed to succeed David Dimbleby on Question Time
The Independent
Experienced newsreader, antiques hunter and one-time punk represents safe pair of hands
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12h Delivery driver sacked after being caught on video eating customer's takeaway
The Independent
Zomato now looking to introduce tamper-proof tapes after 'highly unusual' and 'rare' incident
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12h Theresa May warns Brexit could be 'stopped' if she is toppled, as PM vows to fight leadership challenge tonight
The Independent
New leader would not have time to negotiate a new deal, prime minister says - adding: 'One of their first acts would have to be extending - or even rescinding - Article 50'
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12h Senate to vote on Yemen amid growing skepticism over US-Saudi alliance
The Guardian
Vote on whether to limit US military of Saudi-led coalition fighting in a war thought to have killed many tens of thousands of civilians The Senate is due to vote on Wednesday on whether to cut US military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, amid deepening scepticism over the Trump administration’s alliance with Riyadh. Independent senator Bernie Sanders has said he is determined to move ahead with the resolution after a Republican revolt on 28 November, driven in part by outrage over the Saudi murder of Washington Post columnist,
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12h Pound climbs as Theresa May vows to fight vote of no confidence
The Independent
Sterling had slipped below $1.25 ahead of prime minister's statement at Downing St on Wednesday morning
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12h Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge
BBC
Fashion retailer considers closing stores amid disappointing sales of winter clothing.
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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs12h Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
BBC
Conservative MPs are to vote later on whether or not Theresa May should stay as their leader.
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Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised12h Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised
BBC
Hundreds of armed officers search for a man who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
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13h Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019
BBC
The future of Team Sky is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announces it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019.
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13h Theresa May to face no-confidence vote tonight, Conservatives announce
The Independent
All 315 Conservative MPs will vote tonight - in a secret ballot - on whether they believe Ms May should continue
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Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs14h Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs
BBC
Senior Brexiteers are increasingly confident that a no-confidence vote could be triggered on Wednesday.
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14h Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019
BBC
The future of Team Sky is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announces it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019.
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Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured14h Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured
BBC
Hundreds of armed officers are searching for a man who opened fire near a Christmas market in France.
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Two dead and 12 injured in Strasbourg shooting14h Updated Two dead and 12 injured in Strasbourg shooting
Daily Mail
At least three people were killed and 12 others injured last night when a gunman opened fire with an automatic pistol at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
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Trump bickers with top Democrats over border wall funding15h Updated Trump bickers with top Democrats over border wall funding
BBC
Mr Trump publicly argued with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over a budget to keep the government open.
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Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud15h Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud
BBC
The BBC investigates a $10bn (£8bn) Pentagon contract to store sensitive data in a cyber-cloud.
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15h Andrzej Krauze on the gilets jaunes protests – cartoon
The Guardian
Protests against Emmanuel Macron have brought Paris to a standstill
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15h Dag Hammarskjöld crash inquiry: UK and South Africa criticised for not cooperating
The Guardian
UN investigator says six states approached complied, but UK and South Africa unhelpful A UN investigator looking into new evidence on the death of the UN secretary general
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15h Jacinda Ardern’s heartfelt apology spoke volumes about compassion | Afua Hirsch
The Guardian
Nobody demanded that the New Zealand leader say sorry for Grace Millane’s murder. I can’t imagine British leaders showing such responsibilityThe story of
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Paper review: PM in jeopardy as Tory MPs mutiny15h Updated Paper review: PM in jeopardy as Tory MPs mutiny
BBC
Rebuffed by EU leaders, Theresa May faces new threat as number of no confidence votes grows.
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16h Jay Hughes stabbing: teenager charged with murder
The Guardian
Boy aged 17 to appear in juvenile court over street killing of 15-year-old in Bellingham A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Jay Hughes in London. The Metropolitan police said the 17-year-old accused from Penge, south-east London, was arrested on Monday evening. He cannot be named for legal reasons.
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16h Updated Meng Wanzhou: Canadian court frees Huawei CFO on bail
The Guardian
Technology company executive facing extradition to the US is given $7.5m bail by a judge in Vancouver A Canadian court has granted bail to the
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Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords16h Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords
BBC
The former Liberal Democrat peer, who was accused of sexual harassment, has resigned his position.
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Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured16h Updated Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured
BBC
Hundreds of armed officers are searching for a man who opened fire near a Christmas market in France.
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16h Russian crew to inspect mysterious hole in Soyuz spacecraft
The Guardian
Cosmonauts to collect samples for analysis after suspicions foreign sabotage caused leak Spacewalking astronauts have ripped through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station looking for clues about a mysterious drilled hole that caused a leak four months ago. Russians cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Oleg Kononenko located the tiny hole in the external hull of the Soyuz capsule, more than five hours into their gruelling spacewalk.
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16h Disgruntled Westpac shareholders vote down executive pay over bonuses
The Guardian
Shareholders vote for first strike, saying cuts to bonuses over banking royal commission were not enough Westpac shareholders have handed the bank a first strike on executive pay in protest over bonus cuts they say did not go far enough. The bank’s chairman, Lindsay Maxsted, told shareholders on Wednesday that more than half the votes cast ahead of the bank’s annual general meeting in Perth had gone against the remuneration report.
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17h Labor urges crackdown on companies outsourcing work to drive down wages
The Guardian
Brendan O’Connor says collective bargaining needs to be expanded beyond a worker’s direct employer More needs to be done to tackle employers outsourcing and subcontracting work to drive down wages, Labor’s shadow industrial relations minister Brendan O’Connor has suggested. In comments delivered at the National Press Club on Wednesday, O’Connor will make the case for expanding bargaining beyond a worker’s direct employer, arguing that many people are employed in workplaces without a union representative.
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17h Updated Cyclone and storms: two extreme weather systems to lash eastern Australia
The Guardian
Rare event will create thunderstorms from Queensland to Tasmania A tropical cyclone will hit Queensland this weekend, and rain and flooding will affect New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania as
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17h Two more Japanese medical schools admit discriminating against women
The Guardian
Sexism row deepens as one university claims women ‘mature faster’ and male applicants need extra help A sexism row engulfing Japan’s medical schools has deepened after two more universities admitted discriminating against female applicants, months after it was revealed that Tokyo Medical University had
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18h The strange jewellery stealing prank that has gone viral in China
The Guardian
Practical jokers pretend to steal items and induce reaction from staff before pretending nothing happened A woman enters a jewellery store, asks to be shown a necklace from the cabinet, puts it around her neck and then sprints for the door. Panicked, the shop assistant leaps over the counter and runs after her, only to stop, embarrassed, when the woman stops to admire the necklace in a mirror as if she never intended to steal the piece of jewellery in the first place.
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Canadian judge grants bail for Chinese Huawei CFO facing possible extradition to the US18h Canadian judge grants bail for Chinese Huawei CFO facing possible extradition to the US
Daily Mail
Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old chief financial officer of telecomm giant Huawei, had asked for bail in exchange for putting up her husband, children and $11million in real estate as sureties.
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18h Chaos and the chocolate factory as leak smothers German street
The Guardian
Tonne of chocolate flows out of factory in Westoennen, coating the pavement A street in a western German town got a repaving worthy of Willy Wonka when a tonne of chocolate flowed out of a factory and solidified on the pavement. The German newspaper Soester Anzeiger reported that a “small technical defect” involving a storage tank caused the chocolate to spill out from the DreiMeister chocolate factory in Westoennen.
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18h Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump nearly $300,000 in legal fees
The Guardian
Federal judge says porn star must cover attorney cost after her defamation suit against the president was dismissed The porn star Stormy Daniels must pay Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her
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Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive19h Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive
BBC
The president says he could act for the good of US trade, as Canada releases Meng Wanzhou on bail.
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Javid and Johnson jockey for position at head of the pack of challengers19h Javid and Johnson jockey for position at head of the pack of challengers
Daily Mail
Former Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson used a magazine column to lay the ground for a leadership bid and Home Secretary Mr Javid used an interview to make a thinly veiled pitch for the top job.
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Brazil cathedral shooting leaves four dead before gunman turns weapon on himself19h Brazil cathedral shooting leaves four dead before gunman turns weapon on himself
Daily Mail
A man walked into the cathedral in Campinas, near Sao Paulo, during midday Mass on Tuesday before opening fire on the congregation with two handguns then turning the weapons on himself.
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19h Is #MeToo leaving our most vulnerable behind? – Witch Hunt podcast
The Guardian
Since its inception #MeToo has been accused of excluding as many people as it is empowering. What if you don’t fit the dominant narrative of #MeToo? When issues of race, sexuality, disability and gender identity intersect with the discrimination women face, how can we make sure we all move forward together?
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19h Grace Millane murder: father visits site in New Zealand where body found
The Guardian
Family of the British backpacker travelled to the bushland area near Auckland and attended a Māori blessing ceremony Grace Millane’s father and uncle have visited the bushland area in New Zealand where the 22-year-old backpacker’s body was found. Millane disappeared from Auckland on 1 December and was found dead in the Waitakere Ranges area west of the city a week later. A 26-year-old man has been charged with her murder and is being held on remand, scheduled to appear in the high court in January.
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19h NHS 'doesn't have enough scanners' to roll out new hi-tech method of detecting prostate cancer
The Independent
But health chiefs say using more accurate, faster technique across UK will improve survival rates and save cash
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`Desperate´ lit cigarette claim dismissed at Grenfell...19h `Desperate´ lit cigarette claim dismissed at Grenfell...
Daily Mail
A claim that the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze may have been started by a lit cigarette being thrown into a fourth floor window has been dismissed as 'desperate speculation'.
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Mrs Wilson: Still searching for the real Alexander Wilson20h Mrs Wilson: Still searching for the real Alexander Wilson
BBC
As the BBC drama Mrs Wilson ends, Alexander Wilson's family don't know what to believe, his grandson writes.
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20h Serial sex offender accused of rape by Gaia Pope imprisoned for grooming underage girl
The Independent
Connor Hayes, 25, has been jailed for 21 months for inciting a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity over the internet
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20h Alabama fourth-grader dies from suicide after racist bullying in school
The Independent
The nine-year-old girl loved math and dreamed of becoming a scientist one day
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20h Protestors mock Trump official promoting fossil fuels at climate conference
The Independent
This is the second year in a row an American official has been heckled at this conference
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20h High school footballer stabs pregnant classmate to death: 'I took action'
The Independent
Aaron Trejo confesses to planning to kill classmate after learning about pregnancy
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20h Ice cream shop forced to close down over 'sexy' cow logo blames 'radical liberals'
The Independent
The ice cream shop's owner said critics were "on a crusade to destroy my business and my life"
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20h Trump impeachment: What would happen to the president and America?
The Independent
Critics made repeated calls for the 45th president's impeachment since he took office. What would it look like for the president and the country?
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20h US workplace immigration raids surge 400% in 2018
The Independent
Number has soared as Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants
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20h A tax hike on alcohol is the obesity fix Australians need to swallow
The Guardian
The national health impact could be substantial, preventing more than 190,000 cases of diabetes and 16,000 cases of cancer We don’t often equate the kilojoules we drink in our glass of wine or pint of beer with the weight that accumulates around our middle. But
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Instagram tightens eating disorder filters after BBC investigation20h Instagram tightens eating disorder filters after BBC investigation
BBC
The photo network’s filters don’t always halt posts that can promote anorexia and bulimia.
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Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half21h Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half
BBC
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.
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Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists21h Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists
BBC
Protesters are frustrated by strict controls on protests at the UN climate summit in Poland.
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21h 'Dracula ant' jaws snapping shut is fastest movement in animal kingdom, study finds
The Independent
Insects power up mandibles by pressing them together until tips slide over each other, like humans snapping their fingers
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21h Study finds high levels of depression among LGB teenagers
The Guardian
Feelings of being different believed to lead to self-harm and other mental health issues Young lesbian, gay and bisexual people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found. LGB 16- to 21-year-olds are four times more likely to have felt depressed, harmed themselves and thought about killing themselves, according to a study based on interviews with 4,800 young people from in and around Bristol.
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21h NHS waiting lists for lung and bowel treatments double since Conservative-led government came to power, analysis shows
The Independent
Patients waiting for treatment thoracic medicine, used for lung cancer, asthma and tuberculosis, up 128 per cent since 2011, as waits increase across the board
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Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada21h Updated Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada
BBC
A Canadian court releases Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on bail, as the US seeks her extradition.
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Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs21h Updated Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs
BBC
Senior Brexiteers are increasingly confident they have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote.
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Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 12 injured21h Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 12 injured
BBC
The gunman opened fire near a Christmas market in the French city causing widespread panic.
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Salah goal sends Liverpool into Champions League last 1621h Updated Salah goal sends Liverpool into Champions League last 16
BBC
Mohamed Salah produces another moment of quality to fire Liverpool into the Champions League knockout phase and eliminate Napoli in the process.
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Late Moura goal secures remarkable qualification for Spurs22h Updated Late Moura goal secures remarkable qualification for Spurs
BBC
Tottenham's remarkable qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League is a "massive, massive achievement", says manager Mauricio Pochettino.
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Ian Paisley facing new questions over luxury Maldives holiday22h Ian Paisley facing new questions over luxury Maldives holiday
BBC
BBC Spotlight programme's evidence suggests the North Antrim MP did not declare a holiday to the Maldives in 2016.
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22h Ferguson overhead kick gives Aberdeen injury-time win over Livingston
BBC
Lewis Ferguson's stoppage-time overhead kick gives Aberdeen a dramatic win over Livingston and moves them back into the top six.
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Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 11 injured23h Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 11 injured
BBC
The gunman opened fire near a Christmas market in the city causing panic.
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23h Pinocchio and the two Democrats: how that Trump meeting descended into farce
The Guardian
The president’s heated public exchange with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer was the political equivalent of a custard pie fight It seemed to start on cordial terms, a brave new world of bipartisan dialogue on the great issues of the day, less than a week after the funeral of George HW Bush. Just kidding.
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23h Strasbourg shooting - live updates: Suspected gunman identified with manhunt underway after French Christmas market attack
The Independent
Shots were heard close to the Christmas market in Place Kleber, one of the central squares in the city
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23h Strasbourg shooting: suspect on the run after two killed in terrorist attack
The Guardian
French police say at least 12 others injured by gunman who targeted Christmas market French police were searching for a gunman who shot two people dead and injured at least 12 others in a terror attack on Strasbourg’s celebrated Christmas market on Tuesday evening. After firing several volleys at passers-by in the busy city centre, the man was injured in an exchange of fire with patrolling soldiers. He then reportedly jumped in a taxi and disappeared.
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23h Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Donald Trump $293,000 in legal fees
The Independent
Stormy is ordered to pay a portion of the president's legal fees in connection with her dismissed defamation suit
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23h Trump in extraordinary clash with Pelosi and Schumer – video highlights
The Guardian
The key moments from Donald Trump's extraordinary heated row with Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. The president threatened to
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23h Trump-Mueller investigation: New Manafort hearing as President lashes out over chief of staff, border wall and Democrats
The Independent
Potential successors to John Kelly rule themselves out of job as Russia probe moves closer to White House
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23h Strasbourg shooting - live updates: Suspected gunman identified with manhunt underway after French Christmas market attack
The Independent
Shots were heard close to the Christmas market in Place Kleber, one of the central squares in the city
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23h Brazil: gunman kills four worshippers during mass at cathedral
The Guardian
Campinas gunman Euler Fernando Gandolfo, 49, also wounded four others before killing himself
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Strasbourg shooting: Two dead, 10 wounded and gunman at large24h Strasbourg shooting: Two dead, 10 wounded and gunman at large
BBC
French police say a gunman is still at large following a shooting near a Christmas market in the city.
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24h Trump-Mueller investigation - LIVE: New Manafort hearing as President lashes out over chief of staff, border wall and Democrats
The Independent
Potential successors to John Kelly rule themselves out of job as Russia probe moves closer to White House
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24h US accused of obstructing talks at UN climate change summit
The Guardian
Vanuatu’s foreign minister says worst offenders on global warming are blocking progress The United States and other high carbon dioxide-emitting developed countries are deliberately frustrating the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, Vanuatu’s foreign minister has said. His warning came as Pacific and Indian ocean states warned they faced annihilation if a global climate “rule book” could not brokered. In a bruising speech before ministers and heads of state, Vanuatu’s foreign minister, Ralph Regenvanu, singled out the US as he excoriated major CO2-emitting developed countries for deliberately hindering negotiations.
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Strasbourg shooting: One dead, six wounded and gunman at large24h Strasbourg shooting: One dead, six wounded and gunman at large
BBC
French police say a gunman is still at large following a shooting near a Christmas market in the city.
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25h Strasbourg shooting - live updates: Gunman 'on the run' after French Christmas market attack as public told to stay indoors
The Independent
Shots were heard close to the Christmas market in Place Kleber, one of the central squares in the city
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25h Trump-Mueller investigation - LIVE: President lashes out over chief of staff, border wall and Democrats as Manfort hearing approaches
The Independent
Potential successors to John Kelly rule themselves out of job as Russia probe moves closer to White House
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25h Police thwart possible Isis-inspired plot after Newcastle arrest
The Guardian
Officers ‘dressed like soldiers’ in Arthur’s Hill area as man held for alleged terrorism offences Counter-terrorism investigators believe they have thwarted a potential fresh Isis-inspired plot after armed police arrested a 33-year-old man in Newcastle. Residents described seeing armed officers “dressed like soldiers” in the Arthur’s Hill area of the city as properties were evacuated near a primary school.
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25h EU and UK step up plans for no-deal Brexit as Merkel rebuffs May
The Guardian
EU members warned of growing risk as May says UK is also stepping up contingency planning
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25h Strasbourg shooting: at least one killed at Christmas market
The Guardian
French police say several more injured after shooting on Tuesday evening in city centre One person has been killed and three injured in a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, according to emergency workers. The killing took place at Place Kléber near the city’s Christmas market, which draws millions of tourists every year.
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25h Former Canadian diplomat detained in China
The Guardian
Michael Kovrig’s employer, the International Crisis Group, is seeking his release but it is unclear if the case is related to Meng Wanzhou A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, and his current employer, the International Crisis Group, said it was seeking his prompt and safe release. Michael Kovrig’s detention comes after police in
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25h Argentina: two ex-Ford executives convicted in torture case
The Guardian
Pedro Muller and Hector Sibilla were sentenced 10 and 12 years, respectively, for 1976 kidnapping and torture of 24 workers An Argentinian court has convicted two former executives of a local Ford Motor Co plant of involvement in the abduction and torture of company workers during the country’s
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26h Trump-Mueller investigation - LIVE: President lashes out over chief of staff, border wall and Democrats as Manfort hearing approaches
The Independent
Potential successors to John Kelly rule themselves out of job as Russia probe moves closer to White House
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Father Christmas given parking ticket at shopping centre26h Father Christmas given parking ticket at shopping centre
BBC
Santa said he was "stunned" to receive the fine, but promises it will not ruin Christmas.
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26h UK military chief warns global tensions 'like those seen before First World War'
The Independent
Populism and nationalism, as well as dangers from Isis, Iran, China and Russia 'all raising global dangers'
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William and Kate told of Spice devastation26h William and Kate told of Spice devastation
BBC
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hear of its devastating effects on a visit to a homelessness charity.
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26h The Guardian view on the Stansted 15: a sledgehammer prosecution | Editorial
The Guardian
The activists who blocked a deportation flight from departing were charged under legislation introduced to counter terrorist threats. Their case sets a chilling precedentThe case of the 15 activists convicted on Monday over
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27h ‘I am proud to shut down the government’, Trump tells Schumer – video
The Guardian
US president tells Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer during a White House photocall that he will
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27h Brexit: Theresa May says her deal is 'only deal available' and backstop is 'necessary' after meeting with Merkel
The Independent
Prime minister met with German and Dutch leaders today and will meet Irish prime minister tomorrow
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British Cycling coaches had extreme control - Jess Varnish27h British Cycling coaches had extreme control - Jess Varnish
BBC
Jess Varnish tells an employment tribunal that British Cycling coaches would "listen through the door", as she seeks damages for wrongful dismissal.
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Six migrants are rescued from a dinghy off Dover28h Six migrants are rescued from a dinghy off Dover
BBC
A dinghy was spotted taking in water in shipping lanes off Dover at about 03:30 GMT.
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28h Macron’s appeal to French from behind gold desk leaves gilets jaunes unimpressed
The Guardian
Flaunting Élysée Palace’s gilded rooms does little to quell ‘president of the rich’ tag It was the
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Aylesbury goalkeeper, 14, dies after match injury28h Aylesbury goalkeeper, 14, dies after match injury
BBC
Luca Campanaro, 14, was described as an "amazing young man" and a "credit to his family".
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Man held by armed police at UK Parliament28h Man held by armed police at UK Parliament
BBC
A man is Tasered by armed officers in an incident inside the grounds of Parliament.
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29h Brazil's new environment minister says country should stay in Paris Agreement despite climate sceptic president Bolsonaro
The Independent
Ricardo Salles says remaining part of international accord must not sacrifice Brazilian autonomy on environmental issues
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29h East Antarctica glacial stronghold melting as seas warm
The Guardian
Nasa detects ice retreat probably linked to ocean changes in region once thought stable A group of glaciers spanning an eighth of the East Antarctica coastline are being melted by the warming seas, scientists have discovered. This Antarctic region stores a vast amount of ice, which, if lost, would in the long-term raise global sea level by tens of metres and drown coastal settlements around the world.
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29h Trump threatens to have military build 'remaining sections' of US border wall
The Independent
Both sides are digging in their heels, risking a partial government shutdown
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29h Millionaire admits killing girlfriend during 'rough sex'
The Independent
John Broadhurst 'totally lost it' during drug-fuelled sex session which left Natalie Connolly with more than 40 injuries
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Russell Bishop jailed for 1986 Babes in the Wood murders29h Russell Bishop jailed for 1986 Babes in the Wood murders
BBC
"Evil monster" Russell Bishop is jailed for a minimum of 36 years for killing two girls in 1986.
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30h 44 former senators sign letter warning against authoritarianism under Trump: 'We are entering a dangerous period'
The Independent
'We urge current and future senators to be steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy'
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30h Arctic experiences five warmest years on record, says US government agency
The Independent
The Arctic has been warmer for the past five years than at any other point since 1900 when records began, according to a US government agency.
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30h Forgotten statue kept in a margarine tub is 2,000-year-old treasure
The Guardian
Silver-eyed Minerva found by a farmer 10 years ago dates back to first or second century A 2,000-year-old Roman statuette of a silver-eyed goddess Minerva that for more than a decade was kept in a plastic margarine tub is among a record number of treasure discoveries made by the nation’s army of metal detectorists. The
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Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal30h Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
BBC
Theresa May hopes to rescue her Brexit deal with new guarantees on the Northern Ireland backstop.
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30h Huge cliff collapse in Cornwall captured by woman walking her dog
The Independent
'It was so scary I legged it away - it made a hell of a noise too'
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30h Former Canadian diplomat detained in China
The Guardian
Michael Kovrig’s employer, the International Crisis Group, is seeking his release but it is unclear if the case is related to Meng Wanzhou A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, and his current employer, the International Crisis Group, said it was seeking his prompt and safe release. Michael Kovrig’s detention comes after police in
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Aylesbury goalkeeper, 14, dies after match injury30h Aylesbury goalkeeper, 14, dies after match injury
BBC
Luca Campanaro, 14, was described as an "amazing young man" and a "credit to his family".
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30h Macron studied Machiavelli. But did he learn the key lesson? | Hugo Drochon
The Guardian
The writer counselled his Prince to avoid being hated but to embrace being fearedLast Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron announced that the planned rise in fuel tax due to come into effect in January
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30h Trump impeachment: Why senior Democrats won't talk about impeaching Trump
The Independent
Members of congress worry impeachment proceedings could backfire politically and fail without Republican support
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Paul Gascoigne pleads not guilty to sex assault on Durham train30h Paul Gascoigne pleads not guilty to sex assault on Durham train
BBC
Football legend Paul Gascoigne was arrested in Durham in August.
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30h Babes in the Wood murders: Paedophile Russell Bishop jailed for life
The Independent
The 52-year-old sex attacker could well spend the rest of his life behind bars after being ordered to serve a minimum term of 36 years for the murders of nine-year-olds Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows in 1986
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30h Christmas is time for families not homework, pleads Italian minister
The Guardian
Marco Bussetti to tell teachers festive period is ‘time of rest for students and families’ Italy’s education minister has urged schools not to overburden children with homework during the Christmas holiday so they can spend more time with their families. Marco Bussetti, from the far-right League, said he would send a circular to schools over the next few days asking teachers to reduce homework and reminding them the festive period is “a time of rest for students and families”.
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30h Germany's biggest animal rescue shelters ban adoptions over Christmas
The Independent
'Quite honestly, those people who don't understand, we don't want them'
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Six migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane30h Six migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane
BBC
A lifeboat crew was called to a boat six miles off the Kent coast in the Dover Strait.
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Paul Gascoigne pleads not guilty to sex assault on Durham train30h Paul Gascoigne pleads not guilty to sex assault on Durham train
BBC
Football legend Paul Gascoigne was arrested in Durham in August.
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Paltalk chat room user Leon Jenkins killed himself online31h Paltalk chat room user Leon Jenkins killed himself online
BBC
Other internet users alerted police after becoming concerned for the builder's safety.
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31h Driver who ran down policewoman twice with stolen car gets seven years in jail
The Independent
Drunk motorist was 'careless beyond belief - it's sheer luck more people weren't injured,' say Manchester police
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31h Brazilian booksellers face wave of closures that leave sector in crisis
The Guardian
Recession and rising prices have left the book trade fighting for its life, with one publisher appealing to readers for help by buying books at Christmas “These are dark days for the book in Brazil”, one of the country’s leading publishers has warned, after crises at the country’s two largest bookstore chains have left many worried that many towns may be left without a single bookstore. After announcing the closure of 20 stores in
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Man held by armed police at UK Parliament31h Man held by armed police at UK Parliament
BBC
A man is Tasered by armed officers in an incident inside the grounds of Parliament.
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31h Fracking halted in Lancashire after largest earth tremor so far
The Independent
The largest earth tremor so far has been recorded at Cuadrilla's fracking site near Blackpool, forcing the company to pause operations.
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31h Brexit: Opposition parties give Labour until the end of the day to table no-confidence motion in Theresa May
The Independent
Theresa May was forced to shelve a vote on her Brexit deal to avoid a catastrophic defeat
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31h Armed police arrest man at Houses of Parliament
The Guardian
Police use stun gun on suspected trespasser inside Palace of Westminster A man has been arrested by armed police near an entrance to the Houses of Parliament. The incident, during which officers used a stun gun, is not believed to be terrorism related. The man was held by parliamentary and diplomatic protection officers.
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31h Egypt clamps down on yellow vest sales to avoid copycat protests as angry Tunisian activists launch 'red vest' campaign
The Independent
Egyptian officials have ordered Cairo retailers to ban sales of reflective vests to walk-in customers after they become symbol of protest in France
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31h Iran sentences three human rights lawyers to prison, reports say
The Guardian
Trio face lengthy terms for opposing the ruling system amid accusations of ‘propaganda’ Iran has sentenced two human rights lawyers to six years in prison and a third to 13 years, according to newspaper reports. The Arman daily said Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi and Arash Keikhosravi were sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in an “illegal gathering” and one year for “propaganda” against the ruling system. It added that they could appeal against the verdict.
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Aylesbury goalkeeper, 14, dies after match injury31h Aylesbury goalkeeper, 14, dies after match injury
BBC
Luca Campanaro, 14, was described as an "amazing young man" and a "credit to his family".
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Man held by armed police at UK Parliament31h Man held by armed police at UK Parliament
BBC
A man is Tasered by armed officers in an incident inside the grounds of Parliament.
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31h Barack Obama urges people to sign up for health insurance before 2019 deadline
The Independent
Barack Obama promises "no memes" in a new video reminding people to sign up to healthcare coverage before a Sunday deadline.
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32h One in six commuters listen to podcasts and music instead of radio, survey claims
The Independent
Majority of respondents agree in-car entertainment options are the 'best they have ever been'
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32h Massive 'deep life' study reveals billions of tonnes of microbes living far beneath Earth's surface
The Independent
'Exploring the deep subsurface is akin to exploring the Amazon rainforest ... there is life everywhere'
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France Gilets Jaunes: Macron promises divide protest leaders32h France Gilets Jaunes: Macron promises divide protest leaders
BBC
A woman at the forefront of the "yellow-vest" movement wants a "truce" but others are unimpressed.
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32h Majority of adults feel stressed as Christmas Day approaches, survey claims
The Independent
Many Britons say they are too busy to remember everything in lead-up to holidays
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32h Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani linked to multi-million dollar campaign to ease sanctions against DR Congo
The Independent
Trump administration officials attend reception connected to 'aggressive' public relations campaign for foreign government
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32h Police investigating alleged sexual assault 'by well-known Irish sportsman' in Dublin hotel
The Independent
Woman in 20s tells Gardai she was sexually assaulted in city centre during early hours of Monday morning
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Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting32h Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting
BBC
The British prime minister was about to meet her German counterpart to discuss the Brexit deal.
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Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal32h Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
BBC
Theresa May hopes to rescue her Brexit deal with new guarantees on the Northern Ireland backstop.
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32h City suffers from Brexit ice blast but should we care about wealthy bankers?
The Independent
Vacancies have fallen by 39 per cent. The problem with that is banks and bankers contribute a sizeable portion of the UK's overall tax take that pays for services people rely on
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32h Jamal Khashoggi and 'The Guardians' named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2018
The Independent
Collective of journalists, embodied by murdered Washington Post reporter, honoured for their sacrifices in 'war on truth'
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32h Stephen Curry suggests moon landing was faked, Nasa responds
The Independent
Golden State Warriors star and other basketball players cast doubt on lunar mission, while discussing popular conspiracy theories
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Man held by armed police at UK Parliament32h Man held by armed police at UK Parliament
BBC
A man is held by armed officers in an incident inside the grounds of Parliament.
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Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane33h Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane
BBC
A lifeboat crew was called to a boat six miles off the Kent coast in the Dover Strait.
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33h Vladimir Putin's Stasi identity card 'discovered in Germany'
The Independent
Russian president's East German secret police membership uncovered in files, report says
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Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal33h Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
BBC
Theresa May seeks to rescue her Brexit deal by seeking new guarantees on the Northern Ireland backstop.
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33h Gilets jaunes protests continue despite Macron concessions
The Guardian
French president’s address divides opinion in France as blockades and strikes go ahead as planned Protests and
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33h Parliament intruder shouting 'coming for you politicians' shot with Taser gun by armed police
The Independent
An apparent intruder has been shot with a stun gun and arrested by armed police after being spotted running towards an entrance gate at the Houses of Parliament.
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33h Doing Sudoku and crosswords won't stop dementia or mental decline, study suggests
The Independent
Reading, playing board games, and playing musical instruments could help instead, researchers say
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33h Barclays 'spend stopper' is a thoroughly good idea
The Independent
The function gives customers the power to block payments under any one of five headers. It's easy enough to unblock them, but the facility could still prove to be beneficial
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Gary Thompson: Head of NI fire service on precautionary suspension33h Gary Thompson: Head of NI fire service on precautionary suspension
BBC
Gary Thompson has been placed on precautionary suspension, the Northern Ireland fire service says.
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Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 200833h Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 2008
BBC
Average weekly earnings record the biggest rise since November 2008.
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33h Theresa May could delay vote on her Brexit deal for more than a month, Downing Street admits
The Independent
The prime minister has begun a series of meetings with key EU figures in a bid to squeeze further concessions out of Brussels
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Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane33h Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane
BBC
A lifeboat crew was called to a boat six miles off the Kent coast, in the in the Dover Strait.
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Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 200834h Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 2008
BBC
Average weekly earnings record the biggest rise since November 2008.
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Gary Thompson: Head of NI fire service on precautionary suspension34h Gary Thompson: Head of NI fire service on precautionary suspension
BBC
Gary Thompson has been placed on precautionary suspension, the Northern Ireland fire service says.
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34h Brexit: Theresa May should resign if she loses no-confidence vote, influential parliamentary committee concludes
The Independent
Verdict comes as Jeremy Corbyn faces growing pressure to push for a no-confidence vote - because of the deepening Brexit chaos
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34h AIDSfree: HIV prevention drug with '99% success rate' must be made widely available on NHS, say campaigners
The Independent
'Absolutely criminal' that pre-exposure prophylaxis treatment is not more widely available, say activists
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34h IMF warns storm clouds are gathering for next financial crisis
The Guardian
David Lipton says world is unprepared for downturn and Fund needs more resources The storm clouds of the next global financial crisis are gathering despite the world financial system being unprepared for the next downturn, the deputy head of the
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Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal34h Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
BBC
Theresa May seeks to rescue her Brexit deal by seeking new guarantees on the Northern Ireland backstop.
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Meghan presents award to her wedding dress designer34h Meghan presents award to her wedding dress designer
BBC
The Duchess of Sussex presents a British Fashion Award to the woman who made her wedding dress.
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Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 200834h Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 2008
BBC
Average weekly earnings record the biggest rise since November 2008.
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35h Aldi, Lidl and Co-op take market share from big four UK supermarkets in run-up to Christmas
The Independent
Tesco and Sainsbury's lose ground as supermarkets get ready for record-breaking festive period
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35h Trump left without plan B after first choice Nick Ayers turns down chief of staff job
The Independent
'Why would anybody want to be Donald Trump's chief of staff unless you want to steal the office supplies before they shut the place down?'
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35h Ad giant WPP to cut 3,500 jobs and spend £300m in revamp led by new boss
The Independent
The group is aiming to make savings of £275m per year after losing 40 per cent of its value in the last 12 months
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35h Time Person of the Year 2018: Who is in the running to be December's cover star and who has won previously?
The Independent
Christine Blasey Ford, Ryan Coogler and Meghan Markle among the list of potential candidates
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Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal35h Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
BBC
Theresa May will meet Angela Merkel as she seeks new reassurances about the Northern Ireland backstop.
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Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane35h Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane
BBC
A lifeboat crew was called to a boat six miles off the Kent coast, in the in the Dover Strait.
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35h Is seeing believing? How documentaries are taking liberties with historical truth
The Independent
Recreating 'authenticity' to engage audiences risks undermining a proper reliance on archive sources, says Robert Fisk
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35h UK pay packets grew at fastest pace in a decade in October, official data shows
The Independent
UK wages rose at an annual rate of 3.3 per cent in the three months to October
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Chelsea suspend fans for alleged Sterling abuse36h Chelsea suspend fans for alleged Sterling abuse
BBC
Chelsea suspend four people from attending matches while an investigation into the alleged abuse of Raheem Sterling takes place.
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36h Brexit: Theresa May's plan to get her deal through parliament revealed by Tory Commons leader Andrea Leadsom
The Independent
Nicola Sturgeon accuses prime minister of planning to 'run down the clock' to Brexit day next March - saying: 'Parliament can't allow her to get away with that'
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36h Six suspected migrants rescued from small boat off Kent coast
The Independent
Border Force patrol officers took group ashore at Dover after early-hours discovery
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36h Nuns admit stealing $500,000 from school to go on Las Vegas gambling trips
The Independent
Sister Mary Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang of St James Catholic School are believed to have embezzled funds over several years using separate bank account
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36h If you think you know who composer Philip Glass is, you probably don't
The Independent
There's more to esteemed composer Philip Glass than you might presume. Anne Midgette meets with him in his Manhattan home to discuss his long life in music
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36h Grace Millane murder: New Zealand police hunt for shovel linked to killing of British backpacker
The Independent
'Someone may have come across it, picked it up and taken it home. We need to speak to that person or anyone who has seen it'
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36h Grace Millane murder prompts outpouring of grief in New Zealand
The Guardian
British backpacker’s death sparks national conversation about violence against women The murder of the British backpacker Grace Millane has provoked an unprecedented outpouring of collective shame and grief in New Zealand, and sparked a national conversation about violence against women. The Grief Centre in Auckland said many New Zealanders were experiencing “vicarious trauma”, exacerbated by the country’s small size.
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36h Barclays mobile banking app lets customers block specific types of spending
The Independent
Payments that fall within a switched off category - such as gambling or premium rate websites - will be automatically declined
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36h Brexit: 'No room whatsoever for renegotiation' of Theresa May's deal, EU president Juncker says
The Independent
There is "no room whatsoever" to renegotiate Theresa May's Brexit deal, the president of the European Commission has said.
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Carpetright losses widen as sales fall37h Carpetright losses widen as sales fall
BBC
Sales are still falling at the retailer which is closing stores as part of a restructuring plan.
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Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal37h Brexit: Theresa May meeting EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
BBC
Theresa May will meet Angela Merkel as she seeks new reassurances about the Northern Ireland backstop.
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Chelsea fan accused of racially abusing Sterling says he called him a MANC c*** not a black one37h Chelsea fan accused of racially abusing Sterling says he called him a MANC c*** not a black one
Daily Mail
Colin Wing, 60, from Beckenham, has apologised after being identified screaming at Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. He says he called him a 'Manc c***'.
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Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain37h Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain
BBC
Bahraini Hakeem Al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, was detained in Thailand last month.
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37h Banking jobs in UK fall 40 per cent as Brexit effect hits City of London
The Independent
Number of financial services professionals looking for work slumps 28 per cent
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38h Grace Millane: New Zealand detectives search for shovel in murder case
The Guardian
Auckland police appeal to public for help as they continue to piece together what happened to the British backpacker Police investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane are looking for a shovel believed to be connected to the inquiry. Millane, 22, went missing from a hostel in Auckland on 1 December and a body was found in the Waitakere Ranges on Sunday.
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Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane38h Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane
BBC
A lifeboat crew was called to a boat six miles off the Kent coast, in the in the Dover Strait.
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38h UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
The Independent
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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38h Labor promises to backdate Gonski payments for Victoria if it wins election
The Guardian
If no deal made with state before election, Labor to backdate funds to start of 2019 Federal Labor has offered to backdate payments to Victorian schools if Daniel Andrews’s government fails to reach agreement with the Coalition before the next election and education funding is withheld. While federal Labor provided support to its Victorian counterpart in a battle that could break the Coalition’s school funding model, the premier, Daniel Andrews, hinted his government might still find “common ground” with the federal government while still rejecting “a multi-year deal that shortchanges Victorian kids”.
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38h MPs voice fears over £1.28bn aid fund amid claims of links to torture
The Guardian
Lack of accountability in security programme fuels allegations that UK taxpayers are unknowingly complicit in rights abuses MPs have expressed concern over the government’s flagship £1.28bn global security programme, saying a lack of transparency and accountability lends weight to allegations from rights groups and watchdogs that taxpayers are unwittingly complicit in human rights abuses. Campaigners at Reprieve have accused the government of failing to release full details of a new “rule of law” initiative in Pakistan, granted £9.3m in foreign aid and an undisclosed amount in non-aid funding. The failure to release a human rights assessment of the initiative for 2018-19 raised “the appalling prospect that British taxpayers are unknowingly complicit in torture and death sentences”, it said.
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38h New Zealand passes laws to make medical marijuana widely available
The Guardian
Legislation comes ahead of a referendum on recreational marijuana use in next two years New Zealand’s government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time, after years of campaigning by chronically ill New Zealanders who say the drug is the only thing that eases their pain. The legislation will also allow terminally ill patients to begin smoking illegal pot immediately without facing the possibility of prosecution.
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Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal38h Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
BBC
Theresa May will meet Angela Merkel as she seeks new reassurances about the Northern Ireland backstop.
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39h Sydney and Melbourne housing price falls reach lower end of market
The Guardian
Worst quarter in Sydney since March 2005 and in Melbourne since September 2008 Property price declines in Sydney and Melbourne are no longer confined to expensive dwellings, with the price falls spreading to middle and lower segments of the market. Bureau of Statistics figures show property prices in Australia’s eight capital cities fell 1.5% on average in the September quarter, marking nine consecutive months of price declines.
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39h Japan ends search for five US marines missing after mid-air crash
The Guardian
Men declared dead almost a week after fighter jet and tanker plane collided over Pacific Japan has ended its search for five US marines who went missing after a suspected
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39h Brexit: Opposition leaders sign joint letter accusing May of contempt over sudden cancellation of vote
The Independent
Leaders of Labour, SNP, Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru join forces against PM as she makes last-ditch bid to rescue Brexit deal
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39h The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 8 – Black Earth Rising
The Guardian
Hugo Blick tore up the TV rulebook with a pulsating drama that forced us to reflect on Rwanda’s horrifying chapter in modern history
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39h Brexit is a failed project. Labour must oppose it | Paul Mason
The Guardian
The opposition should get behind a second referendum – and vote to remainSometimes, in politics, you just have to fight for what you believe in. I believe that – amid the current geopolitical meltdown – staying in the European Union and reforming it is safer than casting ourselves adrift with a bunch of rightwing Tory xenophobes at the helm. But since the referendum, I’ve understood that a leftwing Labour government can only be achieved by building a coalition of voters across the Brexit divide. It’s a belief based on the experience of the 2017 general election, when I campaigned in solidly working-class areas where, to keep a doorstep conversation going for more than 30 seconds, the first sentence had to be: “We will deliver Brexit.”
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Two nuns admit embezzling cash for Vegas gambling trips39h Two nuns admit embezzling cash for Vegas gambling trips
BBC
Two Catholic sisters who worked at a California school express remorse after stealing about $500,000.
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40h Labor promises to backdate Gonski payments for Victoria if it wins election
The Guardian
If no deal made with state before election, Labor to backdate funds to start of 2019 Federal Labor has offered to backdate payments to Victorian schools if Daniel Andrews’s government fails to reach agreement with the Coalition before the next election and education funding is withheld. The recently re-elected Victorian government is demanding that the education minister, Dan Tehan, increase the federal share of funding under the Gonski 2.0 model from 20% of the school resource standard for public schools to 25%.
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40h Cyprus: the new entry point to Europe for refugees and migrants
The Guardian
Smugglers increasingly take advantage of island’s partition and proximity to Middle East When Rubar and Bestoon Abass embarked on their journey to Europe they had no idea that Cyprus was the continent’s easternmost state. Like most Iraqi Kurds heading west, their destination was Germany, not an EU nation barely 100 miles from war-torn Syria. “I had never heard of Cyprus,” said Rubar, reaching for his pregnant wife’s hand as they sat gloomily in a migrant centre run by the Catholic charity Caritas in the heart of Nicosia. “The smugglers told us it was much cheaper to get to and was still in Europe. We paid $2,000 [£1,590] for the four of us to come.”
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10 Dec 11:42pm Baghdad reopens fortified Green Zone a year after Isis ousted from Iraq
The Guardian
Area that has been home to foreign embassies and key ministries has been inaccessible to most Iraqis since 2003 US-led invasion Iraq has begun removing cement walls from areas surrounding its capital’s most fortified enclave, opening parts of the so-called Green Zone to traffic in a symbolic move coinciding with nationwide celebrations to mark
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10 Dec 11:15pm Sydney teen jailed for at least 12 years for planning terrorist attack
The Guardian
Now 18-year-old has admitted sympathy with Isis but denies knives bought for terrorism A Sydney teenager has been jailed for at least 12 years for preparing a terrorist act, with a judge finding an attack was imminent when the boy was arrested near a Bankstown courthouse and police station in 2016. The now 18-year-old, who was found guilty by a jury in September, has admitted he sympathised with Islamic State when he bought fixed-blade knives from a gun shop in October 2016.
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Nicola Sturgeon issues direct appeal to Jeremy Corbyn to topple the Tories 10 Dec 10:03pm Nicola Sturgeon issues direct appeal to Jeremy Corbyn to topple the Tories
Daily Mail
Jeremy Corbyn last night stood accused of shying away from his threats to bring down the Theresa May's Government after he ignored calls from his own MPs to table a vote of no confidence in the PM
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10 Dec 10:03pm Allianz Stadium demolition could blanket Sydney with hazardous dust, NSW Labor says
The Guardian
Opposition leader Michael Daley condemns haste, citing risk of asbestos exposure New South Wales Labor has ramped up its attack on the state government over its plan to knock down Allianz Stadium, citing environmental concerns including the risk of asbestos exposure. The opposition leader, Michael Daley, says the government is rushing to demolish the Sydney stadium at Moore Park before the March election, despite warnings from the Environment Protection Authority and other public agencies.
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10 Dec 9:39pm Grace Millane: New Zealand detectives search for shovel in murder case
The Guardian
Auckland police appeal to public for help as they continue to piece together what happened to British backpacker Police investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane are looking for a shovel believed to be connected to the inquiry. Millane, 22, went missing from a hostel in Auckland on 1 December and a body was found in the Waitakere Ranges on Sunday.
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Grace Millane murder suspect appears in court in NZ 10 Dec 9:37pm Grace Millane murder suspect appears in court in NZ
Daily Mail
Jesse Kempson, 26, wrote that Grace Millane looked 'beautiful and radiant' in her Facebook profile photo, shortly before she was last seen alive, in the company of a man at an Auckland hotel.
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PETER OBORNE: Despite the chaos, I still think Theresa May can win  10 Dec 9:06pm PETER OBORNE: Despite the chaos, I still think Theresa May can win 
Daily Mail
PETER OBORNE: 'There was more than a touch of Margaret Thatcher Thatcher about Theresa May in the House of last night. Defiant, brave, coherent. Plenty of class and a touch of humour.'
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Schoolboy footballer who captained his U13 side dies after being involved in on-pitch collision   10 Dec 9:05pm Schoolboy footballer who captained his U13 side dies after being involved in on-pitch collision  
Daily Mail
Footballer Luca Campanaro died after being injured during a U13 youth cup match in Aylesbury. Buckinghamshire. A JustGiving page is raising cash for his family.
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Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal 10 Dec 8:46pm Updated Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal
BBC
Theresa May will speak to Angela Merkel, Mark Rutte and Donald Tusk after delaying UK vote on the deal.
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Labour MP causes outrage in the House of Commons by grabbing the ceremonial mace  10 Dec 8:42pm Labour MP causes outrage in the House of Commons by grabbing the ceremonial mace 
Daily Mail
Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown, was thrown out the house for picking up the mace in protest at the Government's handling of Brexit.
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Andy Serkis on why there was room for two Jungle Books 10 Dec 8:33pm Andy Serkis on why there was room for two Jungle Books
BBC
Andy Serkis explains how his retelling of The Jungle Book swerved a clash with Disney's 2016 film.
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Sterling: Is football racism rising? 10 Dec 8:33pm Sterling: Is football racism rising?
BBC
Raheem Sterling was allegedly racially abused by Chelsea fans.
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10 Dec 8:18pm Kiss announces Tom Green and Daisy Maskell as new breakfast show hosts
BBC
Tom Green and Daisy Maskell will replace Rickie, Melvin and Charlie, who are leaving to join Radio 1.
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Young highly sceptical of social mobility 10 Dec 8:16pm Young highly sceptical of social mobility
BBC
Many young adults think your social background gets you further in life than talent, a survey says.
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Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories 10 Dec 8:12pm Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories
BBC
From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming,
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10 Dec 8:03pm IOOF bosses step aside to fight action by financial regulator
The Guardian
Christopher Kelaher and George Venardos replaced on interim basis as shares sold off The managing director and chairman of IOOF Holdings have stepped aside following
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10 Dec 7:17pm Google+ to shut down early after privacy flaw affects over 50m users
The Guardian
Service to be closed four months earlier than expected in light of lapse that exposed names, email addresses and other information Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Google+ service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network created to compete against Facebook. A privacy flaw that inadvertently exposed the names, email addresses, ages and other personal information of 52.5 million Google+ users last month convinced Google to close the service in April instead of August, as previously announced. Google revealed the new closure date and its latest privacy lapse in a Monday blogpost.
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10 Dec 7:12pm NYPD searches for man who broke woman's vertebrae in 'anti-gay' subway attack
The Independent
The man reportedly reacted after seeing another woman kiss his victim on the cheek
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10 Dec 7:10pm Only one in seven young people think they have best chance of social mobility, survey finds
The Independent
'Young people are pessimistic about their future and it is vital we take urgent steps to address this'
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Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse 10 Dec 7:00pm Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse
BBC
Two leading chat apps also struggled with questions about drugs and bulimia.
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