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34m Paris train station: Huge fire erupts at Gare de Lyon as area evacuated
The Independent
Paris' Gare de Lyon railway station has been evacuated following a major fire in the area, French police have confirmed.
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34m Mike Huckabee goes on bizarre rant about Trump 'sucking' coronavirus out of Americans' lungs
The Independent
He could 'could personally suck the virus out of the 60,000 people in the world, suck it out of their lungs', comment began
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37m Anglesey crossbow killer to serve at least 31 years
BBC
Terence Whall lay in wait for Gerald Corrigan and shot him as he tried to fix his satellite dish.
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45m 'Mystery object' in orbit around Earth shown in new images
The Independent
'This is a very compelling object and needs more data to determine what it is,' lead astronomer says
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48m Bernie Sanders polling higher than Elizabeth Warren in her own state
The Independent
Massachusetts is the only Super Tuesday state where Ms Warren is polling competitively
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55m Coronavirus: British man who was on Diamond Princess ship dies in Japan
BBC
The man, who was on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, is the first UK national to die from the virus.
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1h 5m Central Park Five's Kevin Richardson slams Bloomberg campaign
The Independent
Richardson warned audiences not to be 'bamboozled' by the presidential hopeful's huge spending on advertisements
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1h 8m Coronavirus: FTSE 100 suffers largest one-week fall since 2008 financial crisis
The Independent
Bloodbath worsens in stock markets around the world as traders panic about economic impact of potential global pandemic
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1h 17m 'There's been no change': Jaded Israelis head to polls for third time in a year, as polarised as ever
The Independent
Analysis: Diplomats tell The Independent they are so convinced of a deadlock, they are preparing for a fourth and fifth vote
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1h 24m Super Tuesday: Five things to know about biggest voting day of Democratic primary election
The Independent
Who will win, who will drop out and what it all means for the general election
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1h 25m 'I guess I wasn't': Joe Biden admits he was not arrested trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison
The Independent
Democratic presidential candidate now says he was detained after refusing to honour segregated doorways in South Africa
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1h 27m Hong Kong media baron arrested for role in protests
The Independent
Jimmy Lai is known for his ardent opposition to China
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1h 40m Jeffrey Epstein jail on lockdown amid fears prisoner smuggled in a gun
The Independent
Jeffrey Epstein's federal jail is under lockdown currently over fears a prisoner has smuggled in a gun, according to the Associated Press.
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1h 53m Trump economic adviser claims stock markets overreacting to coronavirus as US has worst week since 2008
The Independent
Larry Kudlow calls US economy 'fundamentally strong' and administration's assessment of virus threat 'low'
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1h 53m Coronavirus: Footballers worried as World Cup & Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers under threat
BBC
Footballers worried about coronavirus have been contacting their union Fifpro "out of fear" they could be forced to play in "high-risk environments".
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1h 53m Dubai ruler loses appeal over release of two UK court judgments
The Guardian
Appeal court rejects challenge by Sheikh Mohammed, who may now go to supreme court The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, has failed in his latest attempt to prevent publication of two family court judgments involving his children with his ex-wife Princess Haya of Jordan. The court of appeal in London also refused his lawyers permission to take the case to the supreme court but said they had until 4pm on Tuesday to lodge an application directly with the UK’s highest court if they wished to object. The two family court judgments cannot be published until any such potential further appeals have been determined.
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1h 55m Greta Thunberg says people must 'be the adults in the room' in rallying cry to 30,000 climate protesters in Bristol
The Independent
'Words and promises' from politicians not enough to avert environmental catastrophe, teenager tells crowds
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1h 55m Coronavirus: British man who was on Diamond Princess ship dies in Japan
BBC
The man, who was on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, is the first UK national to die from the virus.
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1h 57m Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe suffering a cold amid fears coronavirus has spread to Iran prison
The Independent
'This week, we are watching carefully, hoping a cold is just that,' says husband Richard Ratcliffe
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1h 58m Super Tuesday: Professor who predicted last 9 elections says Democrats could face first brokered convention in nearly 70 years
The Independent
If candidates don't win half of pledged delegates, subsequent rounds of voting could yield surprising results
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2h Ironbridge flooding: Storm Jorge fears prompt defences repair plan
BBC
More heavy rain is expected in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as engineers replaced damaged defences.
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2h Refugees head towards Greece as Turkey opens borders over Syria crisis
The Guardian
Move appears designed to put pressure on Europe to support Turkish Idlib operation Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Turkey have begun preparing to travel towards the country’s borders with Greece and Bulgaria after Ankara suddenly indicated that it would to no longer impede their passage to Europe. The move comes after an airstrike on Thursday night in Syria’s Idlib province killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers recently deployed to support the Syrian opposition in the face of a bruising Russian-backed Syrian government offensive.
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2h Prince Harry treads in Beatles’ footsteps on Abbey Road visit
The Guardian
Harry poses with Jon Bon Jovi and choir members during recording of charity single The Duke of Sussex joined Jon Bon Jovi on a rainy London zebra crossing to recreate the Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover at the recording of a charity single. In one of his final engagements before stepping back as a working royal, Harry attended a re-recording of Bon Jovi’s song Unbroken, performed with the Invictus Games Choir to raise money for the international multi-sport event for injured or sick military personnel.
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2h Anglesey crossbow killer to serve at least 31 years
BBC
Terence Whall lay in wait for Gerald Corrigan and shot him as he tried to fix his satellite dish.
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2h Lioness adopts leopard cub and 'cares for it like her own'
The Independent
This is only the third interspecies adoption by niche competing species recorded in the wild
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2h Coronavirus: British man who was on Diamond Princess ship dies in Japan
BBC
The man, who was on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, is the first UK national to die from the virus.
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2h Malawi legalises cannabis growth for treatment and industry
The Independent
Two firms are entrusted with developing hemp for materials and treatment
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2h Facemasks on catwalk at Fashion Week
BBC
Marine Serre's show saw models wear outfits complete with matching facemasks.
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2h Meet the Tennessee alderman who says Trump's bullying 'hurts his heart' — but still plans to vote for him
The Independent
'I don't agree with the name-calling, the way he speaks to people and treats people in general ... but as far as policy, most of the policies I agree with'
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2h French minister enters Césars row over Roman Polanski nominations
The Guardian
Director says he will not attend Friday’s awards ceremony for fear of ‘public lynching’ France’s culture minister has entered the row over Roman Polanski’s film J’accuse, saying that to give the controversial director a César – the French equivalent of an Oscar – would send the wrong signals. Franck Riester’s comments came hours after Polanski, 87, said he would not attend Friday’s awards ceremony for fear of being subject to a “public lynching” by feminists.
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2h Coronavirus: man from Diamond Princess cruise becomes first Briton to die from illness – latest updates
The Guardian
Man quarantined on cruise ship in Japan becomes first Briton to die from coronavirus as WHO says epidemic could get ‘out of control’. Follow live news
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2h Luxembourg makes all public transport free
The Guardian
Country is first to implement measure nationwide as it attempts to reduce congestion
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2h Ironbridge flooding: Storm Jorge fears prompt defences repair plan
BBC
More heavy rain is expected in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as engineers replaced damaged defences.
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3h Anglesey crossbow killer to serve at least 31 years
BBC
Terence Whall lay in wait for Gerald Corrigan and shot him as he tried to fix his satellite dish.
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3h British man digs son out alive from under 5ft of snow 30 minutes after he was buried
The Independent
'I won't forget the moment I got to hold him. He was so cold, but he was alive,' father says
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3h Syria war: Alarm after 33 Turkish soldiers killed in attack in Idlib
BBC
Turkey hits Syrian government targets in response and the EU warns of a major conflict developing.
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3h Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms first case in sub-Saharan Africa
BBC
The Italian citizen had returned from Milan, in a region badly hit by the outbreak of the virus.
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3h Crossbow murder: man jailed for minimum of 31 years
The Guardian
Terence Whall gets life sentence for murder of Gerald Corrigan in Anglesey A man has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 31 years for the murder of a retired lecturer who was shot with a crossbow outside his home in Anglesey, north Wales. Terence Whall, 39, of Bryngwran, Anglesey, was
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3h Trump asks if he'll be impeached again if he wins election, president's Chief of Staff says
The Independent
Mick Mulvaney sends warning to 'deep state,' saying clearing out non-Trump supporters would be second-term priority
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3h Why coronavirus affects men more than women
The Independent
Like the 2003 Sars outbreak and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, death rates among male victims are far higher
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3h Coronavirus: British man who was on Diamond Princess ship dies in Japan
BBC
The man, who was on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, is the first UK national to die from the virus.
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3h Anglesey crossbow killer to serve at least 31 years
BBC
Terence Whall lay in wait for Gerald Corrigan and shot him as he tried to fix his satellite dish.
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3h Three-time Olympic swimming champion Sun given eight-year ban
BBC
China's three-time Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang is banned from competing for eight years for missing a doping test in September 2018.
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3h Tamara Ecclestone: Cleaner denies jewel theft plot
BBC
Valuables worth £50m were taken during a raid in December at Tamara Ecclestone's home in Kensington.
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3h Man jailed after posting woman's intimate photos on porn sites and telling viewers to go to her address for sex
The Independent
Tom Horwood jailed over​ 'callous actions' that had 'devast​ating and profound' impact on the victim
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3h Anger as F1 teams get go-ahead to drive on Dutch nature reserve
The Guardian
Teams allowed to take beach route to get to Netherlands’ first F1 grand prix in 35 years The return of Formula One to the Netherlands after 35 years has become mired in controversy after two racing teams got the green light to drive across a beach nature reserve to ensure their staff avoid traffic on the way to the circuit. The teams of Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri will be allowed to drive from their hotels along two miles of beach within the Noordvoort reserve, a popular resting spot for seals and breeding birds located between the Zandvoort racetrack and the North Sea.
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3h Former Barclays executives cleared of fraud charges
BBC
Roger Jenkins, Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath are found not guilty on all charges in under six hours.
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4h Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon
The Guardian
Drilling in one of the greatest carbon sinks on the planet could release greenhouse gases equivalent to Japan’s annual emissions, experts warn The world’s largest tropical peatlands could be destroyed if plans go ahead to drill for oil under the Congo basin, according to an investigation that suggests draining the area would release the same amount of carbon dioxide as Japan emits annually. Preserving the Congo’s Cuvette Centrale peatlands, which are the size of England and store 30bn tonnes of carbon, is “absolutely essential” if there is any hope of meeting Paris climate agreement goals, scientists warn.
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4h Dubai ruler loses appeal over release of two UK court judgments
The Guardian
Appeal court rejects challenge by Sheikh Mohammed, who may now go to supreme court The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, has lost his appeal against a high court decision to publish two judgments relating to his legal battle with his estranged wife, Princess Haya of Jordan. Sheikh Mohammed, who is also vice-president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, had
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4h Syria war: Alarm after 33 Turkish soldiers killed in attack in Idlib
BBC
Turkey hits Syrian government targets in response and the EU warns of a major conflict developing.
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4h British man dies from coronavirus in Japan
BBC
British man who had been on board cruise ship has died from coronavirus, Japan Health Ministry says
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4h Coronavirus: British man on Diamond Princess cruise ship dies, Japanese media report – latest updates
The Guardian
Man quarantined on cruise ship in Japan becomes first Briton to die from coronavirus, local media report, as WHO says epidemic could get ‘out of control’. Follow live news
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4h British Airways owner and easyJet warn of coronavirus impact
The Guardian
Emergency measures implemented due to significant drop in demand
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4h Three Barclays bankers cleared of fraud over £4bn financial crisis deal with Qatar
The Independent
Serious Fraud Office alleged £322m in fees were hidden from the market and other investors through bogus agreements
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4h Checking out of the coronavirus hotel: Guests are tested by medical staff as they leave
Daily Mail
The Canary Islands government on Thursday said it had cleared 130 guests to leave the hotel placed on lockdown after four cases of virus were detected but others showed no sign of illness.
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4h Coronavirus: Can it harm breastfed babies, and other questions
BBC
Is it safe to share a communion cup in church, and other readers' questions answered.
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4h Coronavirus: First Briton dies of disease
The Independent
Death toll on 'Diamond Princess' cruise ship rises to six
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5h UK races to find extra 50,000 staff for post-Brexit paperwork
The Guardian
New recruits needed to process millions of extra declaration forms from 1 January 2020 A race to hire 50,000 people in the next six months to process Brexit paperwork is under way after the government confirmed they would be needed for border operations. But experts have warned it will be a challenge to train enough people in time to be competent in the complexity of customs declarations and the second layer of red tape involving entry and exit declaration forms that are mandatory for trading with the EU.
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5h East Yorkshire flooding worsens as residents evacuated from homes
BBC
Water is pouring off fields which are unable to hold it from the swollen River Aire in East Yorkshire.
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5h Labour leadership: Can Jeremy Corbyn secure a legacy?
BBC
Allies of the Labour leader are worried about how the contest to replace him is shaping up, writes Iain Watson.
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5h Man Utd, Wolves and Rangers discover last-16 opponents
BBC
Manchester United are drawn against Austrian side LASK, Wolves will face Olympiakos and Rangers will play Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League last 16.
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5h Greta Thunberg in Bristol: schools shut as students join climate strike
The Guardian
Thousands joining activist for march expected to bring traffic in parts of city to a standstill Schools closed, lecture theatres emptied and offices shut as thousands of people made their way to hear Greta Thunberg speak at a youth climate strike in Bristol. Thunberg took to the stage to chants of “Greta, Greta!” from the crowds gathered. She told them: “We will not be silenced because we are the change, and change is coming whether you like it or not. Thank you and let’s march!”
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5h Malawi legalises cannabis amid hopes of fresh economic growth
The Guardian
Law change hailed by supporters as chance for country to benefit from rising global demand for medicinal cannabis products Malawi has passed a bill decriminalising cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes, almost five years after a
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5h Coronavirus: First Welsh case among three new UK diagnoses
BBC
The latest cases, which bring the total number in the UK to 19, include the first one in Wales.
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Checking out of the coronavirus hotel: Guests are tested by medical staff as they leave5h Checking out of the coronavirus hotel: Guests are tested by medical staff as they leave
Daily Mail
The Canary Islands government on Thursday said it had cleared 130 guests to leave the hotel placed on lockdown after four cases of virus were detected but others showed no sign of illness.
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5h Updated East Yorkshire flooding worsens as residents evacuated from homes
BBC
Water is pouring off fields which are unable to hold it from the swollen River Aire in East Yorkshire.
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5h Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to hold Cobra meeting as UK cases rise to 19 – latest updates
The Guardian
First case in Wales; Nigeria, New Zealand and Lithuania also report first cases as WHO says epidemic could get ‘out of control’. Follow live news
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5h UK weather: Storm Jorge to bring further flooding as downpours could make February wettest on record
The Independent
More evacuations expected as workers battle to repair flood defences before new storm hits
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5h Former Barclays executives cleared of fraud charges
BBC
Roger Jenkins, Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath are found not guilty on all charges in under six hours.
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5h Man Utd, Wolves and Rangers discover last-16 opponents
BBC
Manchester United are drawn against Austrian side LASK, Wolves will face Olympiakos and Rangers will play Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League last 16.
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5h Coronavirus: Dog tests positive for illness
The Independent
Pet will be first case of human-to-animal transmission if confirmed to be infected
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5h Syria war: Alarm after 33 Turkish soldiers killed in attack in Idlib
BBC
Turkey hits Syrian government targets in response and the EU warns of a major conflict developing.
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5h England fast bowler Wood out of Sri Lanka Tests
BBC
Fast bowler Mark Wood is ruled out of England's tour of Sri Lanka with a left side strain.
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5h Updated Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms first case in sub-Saharan Africa
BBC
The Italian citizen had returned from Milan, in a region badly hit by the outbreak of the virus.
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5h Harvey Weinstein starts work on appeal from New York hospital
The Guardian
Disgraced movie mogul’s legal team is discussing appeal against his convictions for rape and a criminal sex act Days after
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Heart-stopping moment British father digs his son, 11, out alive from 5ft of snow5h Heart-stopping moment British father digs his son, 11, out alive from 5ft of snow
Daily Mail
Father Gillon Campbell said he had 'never been so scared' as when he had to grab a shovel to dig his son out of snow in Chamonix, the French Alps, on Saturday 28 December last year.
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5h Updated IAG and EasyJet warn of coronavirus bookings hit
BBC
British Airways owner IAG says it has seen a "significant fall-off in demand" for flights to Italy.
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6h UK weather: Storm Jorge expected to bring more floods
The Guardian
South-west and north-west of England, Wales and Northern Ireland likely to be worst hit Heavy downpours are expected to cause further flooding to homes and businesses over the weekend, as the latest storm to hit the UK takes hold.
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6h Updated Sun Yang: Eight-year ban for Chinese Olympic champion
BBC
China's three-time Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang is banned from competing for eight years for missing a doping test in September 2018.
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6h Greta Thunberg climate strike: Activist in Bristol for march
BBC
Greta Thunberg addresses the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate event before a march through the city.
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6h Updated A visual guide to the outbreak
BBC
Key maps and charts explaining how the Covid-19 virus has spread and how it is being dealt with.
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6h The inside story of the Barclays trial
BBC
Three former Barclays executives were charged with fraud over fundraising activity in 2008.
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6h Updated Coronavirus: How is the UK planning for an outbreak?
BBC
What will the government do if there is a UK coronavirus outbreak and how prepared is the NHS?
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6h Refugees head towards Greece as Turkey opens borders over Syria crisis
The Guardian
Move appears designed to put pressure on Europe to support Turkish Idlib operation Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Turkey have begun preparing to travel towards the country’s borders with Greece and Bulgaria after Ankara’s sudden decision to no longer impede their passage to Europe. The move comes after an airstrike on Thursday night in Syria’s Idlib province killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers recently deployed to support the Syrian opposition in the face of a blistering Russian-backed Syrian government offensive.
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7h Boris Johnson government 'may be breaking own climate change laws' with £28.8bn roads programme
The Independent
Transport Action Network is now seeking legal advice 'on whether the government is also acting outside the law in pursuing its road building programme'
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7h Coronavirus: Plague Inc. game banned in China
BBC
Plague Inc. puts users in control of a disease which they must develop into a global pandemic.
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7h Greta Thunberg climate strike: Activist arrives in Bristol for march
BBC
Greta Thunberg will join the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate event before marching through the city.
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7h Judge refuses to reconsider releasing secret Jeffrey Epstein-related documents
The Independent
Case was brought by journalist and paper whose investigations saw Epstein arrested
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7h Coronavirus: Three more cases confirmed in UK
BBC
The latest cases in the UK include the first one in Wales, after a patient returns from northern Italy.
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7h Syria war: 33 Turkish soldiers killed in attack in Idlib
BBC
Turkey hits Syrian government targets in response as the crisis in Idlib province intensifies.
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8h Refugees head for EU as Turkey opens borders over Syria crisis
The Guardian
Move appears designed to put pressure on Europe to support Turkish Idlib operation Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Turkey have begun preparing to travel towards the country’s borders with Greece and Bulgaria after Ankara’s sudden decision to no longer impede their passage to Europe. The move comes after an airstrike on Thursday night in Syria’s Idlib province killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers recently deployed to support the Syrian opposition in the face of a blistering Russian-backed Syrian government offensive.
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8h 'You're out of order': Train passengers unite to confront woman racially abusing conductor
The Independent
'I'll shut all these trains down. I'm a Tuhoe. I own half this country, you mother***er, watch your mouth,' she says
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8h UK weather: Storm Jorge expected to bring more UK floods
The Guardian
South-west and north-west of England, Wales and Northern Ireland are likely to be worst hit Heavy downpours are expected to cause more flooding to homes and businesses over the weekend, as the latest storm to hit the UK takes hold.
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8h Coronavirus: Switzerland bans all major public gatherings as European outbreak escalates
The Independent
The measure comes as 15 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the country
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8h Scientists detect the most powerful explosion ever seen in the universe
The Independent
' p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} We don't know why it's so big,' says astronomer
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8h Daughter of accused Mexico drug lord El Mencho arrested in US
The Independent
She was to attend the court hearing of her brother, El Menchito, who is one of forty-one known cartel leaders working in the USA
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Report: Gambling watchdog is failing to protect people from becoming hooked on betting8h Updated Report: Gambling watchdog is failing to protect people from becoming hooked on betting
Daily Mail
The National Audit Office (NAO) said the Gambling Commission is not big enough to tame the £11billion industry in the UK.
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8h Two test positive for coronavirus as rest of UAE Tour is cancelled
BBC
The UAE Tour is cancelled with two stages remaining after two Italian "staff members" test positive for coronavirus.
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Drugs are killing TWICE as many people as car crashes9h Updated Drugs are killing TWICE as many people as car crashes
Daily Mail
Dame Carol Black's review for the Home Office said a resurgence in crack cocaine use led to a rise in killings while the growth of county lines gangs has increased levels of violence.
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Heavier new cars pump out MORE CO2 than older models9h Updated Heavier new cars pump out MORE CO2 than older models
Daily Mail
Consumer experts at Which? found the latest generation of cars being sold to UK consumers emit more CO2, which is associated with climate change.
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UK schools could close for TWO MONTHS under plan to contain coronavirus9h Updated UK schools could close for TWO MONTHS under plan to contain coronavirus
Daily Mail
Emergency plans are being drawn up by health officials to contain the coronavirus which could see schools closed for at least two months. Football matches may also need to be suspended.
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9h Updated Coronavirus: world stock markets in freefall as Nigeria records first case – latest updates
The Guardian
New Zealand and Lithuania also report first cases as WHO says epidemic could get ‘out of control’. Follow live news
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9h EasyJet to cancel flights and impose pay freeze amid coronavirus fears
The Guardian
Decision will primarily involve routes to Italy, where there has been a spike in Covid-19 cases EasyJet is cancelling flights and imposing a pay freeze as part of a number of emergency cost-cutting measures in an attempt to offset the impact of the escalating coronavirus crisis. The company said the cancellation of flights would primarily affect routes to Italy, where
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9h Syria war: 33 Turkish soldiers killed in attack in Idlib
BBC
Turkey hits Syrian government targets in response as the crisis in Idlib province intensifies.
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10h Updated Coronavirus: Britons in virus-hit Tenerife hotel face flight wait
BBC
Jet2 customers are told they cannot fly home for 12 days unless they test negative for coronavirus.
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Nearly 600,000 over-75s will miss out on free TV licences10h Updated Nearly 600,000 over-75s will miss out on free TV licences
Daily Mail
From June, the BBC is restricting the licence fee benefit to only the poorest pensioners who receive Pension Credit, a weekly top-up to their income.
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10h Drugs trade causing unprecedented harm with policing often fuelling violence, landmark review finds
The Independent
Government urged to radically overhaul and re-fund 'disappearing' treatment services
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10h Clive Palmer charged with criminal offences by corporate regulator
The Guardian
Asic boss confirms mining magnate and former politician charged with four offences by the regulator for conduct dating back to 2013 Mining magnate and former politician Clive Palmer has been charged with criminal offences that could see him jailed by Australia’s corporate regulator. The head of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, John Price, revealed on Friday that the Queensland businessman had been charged with four offences by the regulator for conduct dating back to 2013.
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10h Boris Johnson warned over 'really ill-judged' language on women and ethnic minorities by senior Tory
The Independent
New chair of parliament's Woman and Equalities Committee Caroline Nokes singles out PM's widely condemned comparison of women wearing niqabs to 'letter boxes'
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11h Amazon people turn to water tanks after environmental disaster
The Guardian
Scheme provides clean water and helps foster trust between indigenous groups Romelia Mendúa was handing out plantain drinks served in aluminium bowls. Guests were seated in a hammock and on the bare wooden floor. Beyond the window was the lush vegetation of Ecuador’s north-eastern Amazon.
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11h Anniversary spotlights criminal justice reform ahead of South Carolina primary
The Guardian
Five years after a white officer shot Walter Scott in the back, those associated with the case hope its memory will steer voters Anthony Scott honours the memory of his brother Walter each time he casts a ballot. “I’m not the sort of person to go and visit graves,” he said, sat at a bustling diner on the outskirts of Charleston. “I can memorialize better by making sure people never forget. Weighing up my vote, making sure the right person is put in the right place.”
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11h From the Fed to the Bank of England, central banks must up their game | Howard Davies
The Guardian
Becoming better at explaining and justifying their decisions to the public should be on the agenda The US president Donald Trump’s decision to nominate the economist Judy Shelton for one of the vacant positions on the Federal Reserve Board has put the future of central bank independence back on the agenda. Shelton has cast doubt on the desirability of, and legal basis for, Fed independence,
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11h Dozens of Turkish soldiers killed in strike in Idlib in Syria
The Guardian
US condemns attack which Turkish official says killed 33 of its soldiers, in Ankara’s worst day of the conflict so far Dozens of Turkish soldiers have been killed in an airstrike in
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11h News Daily: Virus hits stocks and doubts over road-building plans
BBC
Your morning briefing for Friday 28 February 2020.
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11h Downfall: BP refinery worker sacked over Hitler parody wins job back
BBC
It is unreasonable to suggest he was comparing BP managers to Nazis, an Australian ruling finds.
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11h Coronavirus latest updates: world stock markets in freefall as Nigeria records first case
The Guardian
New Zealand and Lithuania also report first cases as WHO says epidemic could get ‘out of control’. Follow live news
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Driver is consoled by paramedics after he allegedly lost control of his car killing a mum-of-three11h Driver is consoled by paramedics after he allegedly lost control of his car killing a mum-of-three
Daily Mail
A devastated elderly driver who allegedly lost control of his car and killed a mother-of-three had to be consoled by paramedics. 
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Warwick Capper claims made MILLIONS through making a sex tape and working as a $4000-an-hour escort11h Warwick Capper claims made MILLIONS through making a sex tape and working as a $4000-an-hour escort
Daily Mail
Former AFL bad boy Warwick Capper has bragged about making millions from escort work, porn, making lattes, and his footy career for the Sydney and Brisbane teams in the 1980s.
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12h Dozens of Turkish soldiers killed in strike in Idlib in Syria
The Guardian
US condemns attack which Turkish official says killed 33 of its soldiers, in Ankara’s worst day of the conflict so far Dozens of Turkish soldiers have been killed in an airstrike in
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Australian companies including Foxtel CLOSE Sydney offices in coronavirus scare12h Australian companies including Foxtel CLOSE Sydney offices in coronavirus scare
Daily Mail
Foxtel and media agency OMD both cleared out their Pyrmont offices on Friday after being exposed to a potentially infected executive, and there are reports a third company has done the same.
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DEA agent whose brutal death featured in Narcos may have been BETRAYED by CIA agent12h DEA agent whose brutal death featured in Narcos may have been BETRAYED by CIA agent
Daily Mail
Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, 37,  was working for the US government in Guadalajara, Mexico when he was abducted, tortured and killed by cartel members in February 1985.
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Lucy the Elephant at the Jersey Shore is now available on Airbnb for just three nights only12h Lucy the Elephant at the Jersey Shore is now available on Airbnb for just three nights only
Daily Mail
The popular Lucy the Elephant at the Jersey Shore is now available for rent for just three nights only for just $138 each night for couples. The event is designed to boost visitor numbers.
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12h Coronavirus spreads around the world – in pictures
The Guardian
As cases of people infected with the coronavirus or Covid-19 grow rapidly in Italy, Iran and South Korea, the rest of the world is bracing for a pandemic
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12h Coronavirus latest updates: first case detected in New Zealand as stock markets fall further
The Guardian
Nigeria and Lithuania also report first cases as WHO says epidemic could get ‘out of control’. Follow live news
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12h Updated The Papers: Virus raises fears over economy and major events
BBC
Friday's papers say mass UK gatherings may be restricted due to the spread of coronavirus.
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12h Parents in Japan and Hong Kong struggle as schools shut
BBC
Hong Kong and Japan have shut schools as the coronavirus spread worsens leaving parents stuck at home.
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13h New Zealand and Nigeria report first confirmed cases of coronavirus infection
The Independent
Nigerian health ministry says infected Italian man arrived three days ago in Lagos, the most populated city on the African continent
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13h Lawyers seize Italian Scala dei Turchi over conservation concerns
The Guardian
Coastline that has been up for Unesco listing has been in poor condition for years Italian lawyers have seized control of the famous Scala dei Turchi limestone coastline, one of the Mediterranean’s main tourist attractions, citing poor handling of the cliff’s preservation. For years, the site of
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13h Updated Coronavirus latest updates: first case detected in sub-Saharan Africa as stock market dives again
The Guardian
Ireland and Netherlands report first cases as US officials monitor thousands getting off domestic flights for symptoms. Follow live news
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13h English Heritage urges end to illegal metal detecting at historic sites
BBC
English Heritage says the activity is "robbing us of our past" and appeals to the public for help.
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13h Updated Syria war: 33 Turkish troops killed in air strike in Idlib
BBC
Turkey retaliates by hitting "all known" Syrian government targets, Turkish state media say.
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13h Senior public servant tells inquiry she destroyed sports grants meeting notes
The Guardian
Labor writes to public service commissioner over health department secretary’s revelation she destroyed all personal notebooks Labor will write to the public service commissioner for advice over revelations a senior public servant destroyed notebooks which included notes taken during a hastily convened sports grant teleconference, called after the then Sport Australia chief learned of the colour-coded spreadsheets being used
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Taxi driver slams warden who slapped him with £50 fine as he helped two disabled customers into taxi14h Updated Taxi driver slams warden who slapped him with £50 fine as he helped two disabled customers into taxi
Daily Mail
Driver Mr Renshaw says his two passengers were left 'shaken' as the warden put a £50 ticket on his specially adapted taxi in Manchester, as passers-by allegedly called the warden a 'disgrace'.
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15h Britons in coronavirus hotel face Jet2 flight delay
BBC
People confined to a Tenerife hotel over coronavirus must complete their quarantine, airline Jet2 says.
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15h Coalition ministers ‘kept no records’ of meeting overturning advice and awarding $5m to party donor
The Guardian
Inquiry hears that meat business of Liberal National donor was ineligible for grant but ministers had ‘strong preference’ it receive funding A group of Coalition ministers kept no records of a critical meeting during which they overturned a department’s recommendation and awarded $5m to a Liberal National donor for an ineligible and lowly ranked project, an inquiry has heard. Nolan Meats, an abattoir and meat processing business, was approved for the $5m grant in April 2018 under the business stream of the government’s $200m regional jobs and investment package.
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15h Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested on charges of illegal assembly
The Guardian
Lai, who was arrested with two other activists, has been a major financial patron of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement Hong Kong police have arrested three veteran pro-democracy figures for taking part in an unauthorised anti-government march last year amid the city’s most serious political crisis for decades. Jimmy Lai, the founder of Next Media, which publishes the popular, anti-government Apple Daily newspaper, was picked up by police on Friday morning for taking part in a march banned by police on August 31, according to public broadcaster RTHK.
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15h Downfall: BP worker sacked over Hitler parody wins his job back
The Guardian
Fair Work Commission finds oil refinery technician was not comparing his bosses to Hitler when he posted Downfall meme An oil refinery worker who was sacked for creating a
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15h Coronavirus latest updates: US stocks suffer biggest one-day fall, Australian market dives
The Guardian
Ireland and Netherlands report first cases as US officials monitor thousands getting off domestic flights for symptoms. Follow live news
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15h Milwaukee mass shooting took place hours after politicians dismissed new gun laws as unnecessary
The Independent
Wisconsin governor's plea for background checks and 'red flag' laws ignored by legislature
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Three Tory donors set to land peerages have given the Conservative party a total of £1.5million15h Three Tory donors set to land peerages have given the Conservative party a total of £1.5million
Daily Mail
Peter Cruddas, Michael Spencer and Jon Moynihan are thought to have been nominated by the Prime Minister for places on the red benches, which will be announced next month.
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15h Coronavirus: Shares face worst week since global financial crisis
BBC
Asian stock markets continue falling, as the coronavirus spreads across the globe.
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UK weather: Drone photos show devastating impact of floods in Worcestershire16h UK weather: Drone photos show devastating impact of floods in Worcestershire
Daily Mail
The Worcestershire village of Severn Stoke has been deluged after the River Severn broke its banks following heavy rainfall in the aftermath of Storm Dennis nearly a fortnight ago.
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Goldsmith who made jewels for the royal family wins £125,000 after NHS surgery16h Goldsmith who made jewels for the royal family wins £125,000 after NHS surgery
Daily Mail
Tony Bellingham, from southeast London made personal jewellery for Princess Diana and other VIPs before a freak accident left him with a constant, burning pain in his right arm.
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Younger viewers are watching fewer programmes on main TV channels as Netflix and Amazon dominate16h Younger viewers are watching fewer programmes on main TV channels as Netflix and Amazon dominate
Daily Mail
The Small Screen: Big Debate review into public service broadcasting found those aged 16 to 24 are devoting just 38 minutes a day to the major broadcasters in favour of Netflix and Amazon Prime.
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16h Scientists detect biggest explosion since Big Bang
BBC
The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy.
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16h Dozens of Turkish soldiers killed in strike in Idlib in Syria
The Guardian
US condemns attack which Turkish official says killed 33 of its soldiers, in Ankara’s worst day of the conflict so far Dozens of Turkish soldiers have been killed in an airstrike in
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16h Judge refuses to allow Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to leave the dock and sit with his lawyers
Daily Mail
Julian Assange's lawyer applied for him to be allowed to sit with lawyers when the case resumes in May. But Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused the application at Woolwich Crown Court.
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16h Contemplating the Fens through art
BBC
Heather and Ivan Morison's sculpture MOTHER... opens at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire.
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17h Meet the Hatton Garden jeweller who rappers go to
BBC
Hatton Garden jeweller Abtin Abbassi has clients including London rappers Krept and Young Adz.
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17h Somerset shooting: man suspected of murdering wife dies
The Guardian
Dog breeder John Zurick dies in hospital of injuries believed to be self-inflicted A dog breeder suspected of having murdered his wife before shooting himself has died in hospital. John Zurick, 67, was taken to hospital with severe shotgun injuries – believed to have been self-inflicted – following the incident on Saturday in Winsford, near the rural estate of the prime minister’s father.
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17h Turkey suffers heavy losses in Idlib conflict as '29 soldiers killed' in Syrian airstrike
The Independent
Attack marks dangerous escalation after UN warns of 'bloodbath' in region where one million have fled homes
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17h The crisis forcing mothers to give away their babies
BBC
Venezuela's economic crisis is driving some mothers unable to feed their children to drastic measures.
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17h Road schemes may face Heathrow-style court action
BBC
Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.
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17h Quiz of the week: Remember much about the big fight?
BBC
Have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
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17h Leap years and why we need them
BBC
It's a leap year which means there's an extra day in the calendar - 29 February 2020. But why do we need it?
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17h Philippines volcano: Residents return to visit island
BBC
Philippines residents who briefly return to homes near the Taal volcano find haunting scenes.
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17h Red pandas are actually two separate species, study finds
The Guardian
Scientists found substantial divergences between Chinese red pandas and Himalayan red pandas in three genetic markers Red pandas, the bushy-tailed and russet-furred mammals that dwell in Asia’s high forests, are not a single species but rather two distinct ones, according to the most comprehensive genetic study to date on these endangered animals. Scientists said on Wednesday they found substantial divergences between the two species – Chinese red pandas and Himalayan red pandas – in three genetic markers in an analysis of DNA from 65 of the animals.
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17h Dow Jones plunges nearly 1,200 points on virus fears - as it happened
The Guardian
US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. This blog is closed.
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18h The boss who put everyone on 70K
BBC
A tech boss introduced a $70,000 minimum salary for all his staff - by cutting his own wages. Five years, on he has no regrets.
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18h Afghanistan conflict: US-Taliban deal raises hope for peace
BBC
A long-awaited accord between the US and the Taliban is greeted cautiously by a war-weary population.
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18h Arsenal 1-2 Olympiakos (Agg: 2-2 AET): Gunners knocked out by last-gasp away goal
BBC
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses a golden chance with the last kick as Arsenal are handed their first defeat of 2020.
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18h Syria war: 29 Turkish troops killed in air strike in Idlib
BBC
Turkey has begun hitting back at Syrian government targets, Turkish state media say.
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18h Stolen hearse with body inside recovered after police chase thief down Los Angeles freeway
The Independent
'Of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one and bring back the deceased person and casket inside the Navigator,' LA County Sheriff's Department tweets
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18h Ighalo scores first goal as Man Utd cruise through
BBC
Odion Ighalo scores his first goal for Manchester United as they cruise into the Europa League last 16 at the expense of Club Bruges with one of their best performances of the season.
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18h Arsenal 1-2 Olympiakos (Agg: 2-2 AET): Gunners knocked out by last-gasp away goal
BBC
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses a golden chance with the last kick as Arsenal are handed their first defeat of 2020.
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18h Boris Johnson's 'oven ready' Brexit is going nowhere near the oven
The Independent
It fell to Michael Gove to explain that the 'oven ready' Brexit has already been scraped into the bin
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18h Coronavirus live updates: Dow Jones suffers biggest-ever points fall, Australian market plummets
The Guardian
US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. Follow the latest news
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18h Scott Morrison maintains sports grants were decided before final emails to his office
The Guardian
PM under pressure over evidence grant approval was dated 4 April despite exchange of emails on 10 April Scott Morrison has attempted to step around evidence to the Senate inquiry probing
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19h Two riders test positive for coronavirus as rest of UAE Tour is cancelled
BBC
Two Italian cyclists competing in the UAE Tour have tested positive for coronavirus, leading to the event being cancelled with two stages remaining.
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19h Jacinda Ardern to pressure Australia over forced deportations during meeting with Morrison
The Guardian
New Zealand PM wants Canberra to change position on ‘corrosive’ issue which has seen hundreds of Kiwis deported from Australia New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern won’t raise climate change when she meets with Scott Morrison in Sydney but will push for a change in Canberra’s position on forced deportations. Ardern was scheduled to hold talks with Morrison in the harbour city on Friday after briefly meeting with New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian in the morning.
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19h Dozens of Turkish soldiers killed in strike in Idlib in Syria, reports say
The Guardian
Sources put attack death toll at between 22 and 70, in Ankara’s worst day of the conflict so far Dozens of Turkish soldiers are reported to have been killed in an airstrike in
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19h Two riders test positive for coronavirus as UAE Tour cancelled
BBC
Two Italian cyclists competing in the UAE Tour have tested positive for coronavirus, leading to the event being cancelled with two stages remaining.
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19h Ighalo scores first goal as Man Utd cruise through
BBC
Odion Ighalo scores his first goal for Manchester United as they cruise into the Europa League last 16 at the expense of Club Bruges with one of their best performances of the season.
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19h Arsenal 1-2 Olympiakos (Agg: 2-2 AET): Gunners knocked out by last-gasp away goal
BBC
Arsenal are handed their first defeat of 2020 as an extra-time goal sends Olympiakos through
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19h Right-wing extremists killed 330 in the US in last decade, figures show
The Independent
76 per cent of all domestic extremist-related murders were committed by right-wing extremists, including white supremacists
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19h Coronavirus live updates: Dow Jones suffers biggest-ever points fall
The Guardian
US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. Follow the latest news
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19h Syria war: 22 Turkish troops killed in airstrike in Idlib
BBC
A number of other soldiers were hurt in the attack by Syrian "regime forces", a Turkish governor says.
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19h Fake Tahitian prince who took $16m meant for charity deported to NZ after jail release
The Guardian
Joel Morehu-Barlow, convicted over theft from Queensland Health, was brought undone when he tried to siphon off $11m in one transaction Fake Tahitian prince Joel Morehu-Barlow, who was imprisoned over the theft of $16m from Queensland Health, has been released from jail and deported to New Zealand. Morehu-Barlow, now 44, pleaded guilty to five fraud and three drug offences in 2013 after redirecting money meant for charity into his own accounts. He was jailed for 14 years with a non-parole period of five.
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20h Queensland police taser girl with cerebral palsy at Townsville school
The Guardian
Mother of the girl says she can’t understand why police would taser the girl, who has seizures and the use of only one hand A Queensland mother is demanding answers after police tasered her teenage daughter, who has cerebral palsy, at her Townsville school. The mother says she cannot fathom why police acted the way they did, when her daughter has significant physical limitations and suffers seizures.
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20h Labour leadership candidates clash over antisemitism in fiery TV debate
The Independent
'We've allowed high-profile cases of antisemitism to go undealt with and unaddressed, and by doing so, we've given a green light to antisemites everywhere that they had a home in Labour,' says Lisa Nandy
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20h 'It's a bloodbath': Stocks plummet even further as coronavirus chokes US economy
The Independent
It is the Dow's biggest one-day point decline in history, surpassing Monday's 1,031-point drop
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21h Coronavirus: Four times Mike Pence denied health-related science
The Independent
Vice president previously said cigarette smoking 'doesn't kill'
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21h GB women win team pursuit silver at Worlds - highlights & report
BBC
Great Britain's women win team pursuit silver as the United States dominate to win World Championship gold in Berlin.
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21h Bloomberg offered running mate spot to Andrew Yang, report claims
The Independent
An aide with the Bloomberg campaign says Mr Yang wasn't being "seriously considered"
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21h Northern Ireland diagnoses first coronavirus case
BBC
Authorities say the patient, who is the UK's 16th case, had travelled from northern Italy via Dublin.
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21h GB women win team pursuit silver at Worlds
BBC
Great Britain's women win team pursuit silver as the United States dominate to win World Championship gold in Berlin.
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21h Espanyol 3-2 Wolves (agg 3-6): Visitors through despite Jonathan Calleri hat-trick
BBC
Wolves qualify for the Europa League last 16 despite Jonathan Calleri's hat-trick condemning them to a narrow defeat at Espanyol.
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21h Coronavirus: first case in Northern Ireland takes UK total to 16
The Guardian
Follow latest news as it emerges Northern Irish patient had visited Italy, 50 Britons allowed to leave Tenerife hotel and UK chief medical officer says pandemic could close schools for two months
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22h Royal dog breeder dies after shooting in which wife died
The Guardian
John Zurick died in hospital after an incident near Stanley Johnson’s estate A dog breeder who supplied spaniels to the rich and famous has has died in hospital after a shooting near the rural estate of the prime minister’s father, police have said. John Zurick, 67, was taken to hospital with severe shotgun injuries following the incident on Saturday in Winsford, Somerset. His wife, Debbie Zurick, 56, was
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22h Woman died after taking one sip of wine laced with MDMA
The Independent
Wine bottle's original cork was removed and replaced, investigators say
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22h Trump has plenty at stake when Israelis vote again on new Netanyahu term
The Independent
News analysis: What's behind US president's willingness to back Israeli PM? Netanyahu and Israel have support of his conservative base
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22h England floods: George Eustice defends government response
BBC
On a visit to flood-hit Shropshire, George Eustice says decisions have been made "in a timely way".
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22h Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
BBC
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
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22h Michelle Obama petitioned to run as vice-president to stop Bernie Sanders, report says
The Independent
Anxious party officials float late-entry candidates anticipating brokered convention
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22h Northern Ireland diagnoses first coronavirus case
BBC
Authorities say the patient, who is the UK's 16th case, had come from northern Italy via Dublin.
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22h Home Office presides over 100 data breaches in administration of EU settlement scheme, says watchdog
The Independent
EU nationals' passports lost and ID cards sent to wrong addresses in 'concerning' data breaches, report finds
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22h Minister criticised for not meeting evacuees on visit to flood-hit town
The Guardian
George Eustice is whisked in and out of fenced-off compound in Ironbridge
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22h Coronavirus news: death toll rises in Italy and Iran as outbreak could cause 2008-level economic damage - live updates
The Guardian
Follow latest news as 50 Britons allowed to leave Tenerife hotel, UK chief medical officer says pandemic could close school for two months and experts say virus could cause 2008-level economic damage
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22h Britain's past holds the key to breaking the deadly cycle of heroin addiction and crime
The Independent
The UK was once a world leader in treating drug addiction. As our own crisis spiralled out of control, other countries looked to our past for a solution. Their success is forcing Britain to rethink its approach in the war against drugs, writes Andy Gregory
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22h Israel election: When it is happening and why is the country in political deadlock?
The Independent
Election comes as prime minister faces trial for corruption – but polls suggest he may still hold on to power
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22h Teenage wrestler becomes first ever female to win individual state championship
The Independent
Heaven Fitch beat her male opponents to take home the 106lb title and make teenage wrestling history in North Carolina
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23h UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast
The Independent
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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23h AOC says Bloomberg would lead to an 'even worse' version of Trump in the future
The Independent
'If we beat Trump and go back to the same policies that we had before, a worse Trump is going to come'
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23h Tens of thousands expected to join Greta Thunberg for youth climate protest in Bristol
The Independent
'It will force people to look at us again and think they are going strong,' teenager says
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23h Biggest cosmic explosion ever detected left huge dent in space
The Guardian
Eruption in black hole 390m light years away punched cavity the size of 15 Milky Ways The biggest cosmic explosion on record has been detected – an event so powerful that it punched a dent the size of 15 Milky Ways in the surrounding space. The eruption is thought to have originated at a supermassive black hole in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, which is about 390m light years from Earth.
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23h Facebook cancels F8 developer conference over coronavirus concerns
The Independent
Facebook has cancelled its annual F8 developer conference, the company's biggest event of the year, over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
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23h UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast
The Independent
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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Ironbridge flood barriers hold back the waters for another night23h Ironbridge flood barriers hold back the waters for another night
Daily Mail
Residents in Ironbridge, Shropshire, heard a loud bang followed by a gushing sound as emergency flood defences that had held out for a week next to the River Severn finally gave way.
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23h Canada to stop providing security for Harry and Meghan
The Guardian
Duke and duchess will not receive publicly funded security once they end royal duties
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23h Double amputee Leeper appeals to compete in Olympics
BBC
Double amputee Blake Leeper appeals to CAS in bid to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
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23h Coronavirus: Parent with virus causes Buxton school closure
BBC
The primary school in Buxton has had a precautionary deep clean and will be closed until Monday.
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23h UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant
The Guardian
Government document reveals plans to ditch tool that allows for fast extradition of criminals
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23h Must Britain be more like China to halt coronavirus outbreak?
The Guardian
Readers’ views on Britain’s approach to the spread of coronavirus, and whether the current official advice is practical and proportionate Despite a clearly slow start in reacting to the coronavirus, the dynamic capabilities of the Chinese state have enabled it to seemingly quell its rapid spread within China (
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24h Priest behind viral anti-Trump blog says Sanders will be a 'hard pill' but he'll vote for anyone to remove 'immoral' president
The Independent
Exclusive: Thomas McKenzie caused a stir before Super Tuesday in 2016 when he spoke out against then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. Four years later, he's willing to support literally anyone else for the presidency.
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24h Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK
BBC
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15.
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24h US judge who sent racist texts should resign, governor says
The Independent
District Judge Jessie LeBlanc admitted to using the racist slur in texts she sent during an extramarital affair
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24h 2020 election: Gmail favouring certain electoral candidates over others, research suggests
The Independent
More than half of Pete Buttigieg's campaign mail was delivered to Google's Primary inbox folder compared to only 2 per cent of Bernie Sanders'
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24h Coronavirus: Football games and concerts could be banned for two months if pandemic hits UK, says chief medic
The Independent
England's chief medical officer warns it is 'just a matter of time' before virus spreads between people in UK
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24h World may miss carbon targets unless big firms improve – Mark Carney
The Guardian
Bank of England governor warns City about need for businesses to fully disclose climate impact Businesses must improve how they disclose their impact on the environment or risk failing to meet climate targets, the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, warned the City on Thursday. Without disclosure rules that allow investors to compare how
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24h Coronavirus: Where are we with a vaccine?
BBC
We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.
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24h UK weather: Storm Jorge to lash flood-hit communities with 70mph winds and rain
The Independent
Deluge likely to bring further misery for people already affected by flooding
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24h Lewis Hamilton breaks down in Formula 1 testing
BBC
Lewis Hamilton suffers an engine failure on the penultimate day of Formula 1 pre-season testing.
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24h Number of asylum seekers waiting longer than half a year for decision surges by 76%, figures show
The Independent
'You're just waiting and waiting and waiting. You think too much; you don't sleep. It feels like wasted years,' says Congolese refugee
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24h Syrian rebels retake key town in Idlib from Assad forces
The Guardian
Turkish-backed fighters regain Saraqeb as conflict continues despite calls for ceasefire Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have retaken a key town from Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the country’s last opposition-held territory of Idlib, as fighting continued despite growing international calls for a ceasefire. Videos sent by rebel fighters in the town of
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24h Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK
BBC
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15.
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24h Nando's 'not paying employees to clean'
The Independent
Petition by workers says managers tell them they 'should have worked faster'
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25h Coronavirus pandemic could cause as much economic damage as 2008 financial crisis, experts warn
The Independent
Stock markets plunge into a correction as panic grips markets and economists warn of global economic impact
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25h Demolition workers accidentally tear down wrong house
The Independent
'We made a mistake and thought we had the right property'
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25h Coronavirus: Parent with virus causes Buxton school closure
BBC
The primary school in Buxton has had a precautionary deep clean and will be closed until Monday.
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25h Nancy Pelosi calls out Donald Trump for 'name-calling' amid coronavirus crisis
The Independent
Speaker pledges 'wholehearted support' to Bernie Sanders if he wins Democratic presidential nomination
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25h E. coli gut infection linked to bowel cancer
BBC
Around a fifth of people may be carrying the bacterium linked to some cancer cases, say researchers.
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UK WEATHER snow and ice across UK Manchester Bradford Chilterns Cotswolds Glasgow25h UK WEATHER snow and ice across UK Manchester Bradford Chilterns Cotswolds Glasgow
Daily Mail
Met Office forecasters warned of up to four inches of snow from the Shetland Islands down to Nottingham and across to Northern Ireland overnight.
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25h Mourners run for cover after 'armed men' trigger mass panic at funeral in Northern Ireland
The Independent
Police seize 13 hatchets, machete and two large knives as three people arrested over 'disturbance'
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25h Mountain of tumbleweed engulfs senior citizen's home in Washington
The Independent
The 15ft stack of weeds reaches the top of Dick Wilde's house and they could take at least a week to move
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25h Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK
BBC
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15.
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Met Police deletes tweet of two battering rams after backlash over appeal to catch drug dealers25h Met Police deletes tweet of two battering rams after backlash over appeal to catch drug dealers
Daily Mail
The safer neighbourhoods team for the Borough and Bankside area of London's police service posted the image of two battering rams, which has since been deleted, in an appeal to catch drug dealers.
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25h Boris Johnson's comms chief 'applied for jobs with both Leave and Remain' campaigns
The Independent
The former journalist went on to play a prominent role in the Vote Leave campaign
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26h US stocks plummet again as Trump fails to quell coronavirus fears
The Independent
US stocks have fallen sharply again on Thursday morning, despite efforts by the Trump administration to calm fears over the impact of coronavirus on the economy.
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Heathrow third runway rejected by court: climate change cited26h Heathrow third runway rejected by court: climate change cited
Daily Mail
The government has effectively washed its hands of the battle for the £14billion Heathrow project after the Court of Appeal ruled that it had not yet met environmental standards.
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26h William Hill gambling firm Mr Green fined £3m for failing to protect addicts
The Independent
Betting site penalised for 'systemic failings' after Gambling Commission investigation
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Laura Mundy says she was banned from Tinder as users reported her profile as fake 26h Laura Mundy says she was banned from Tinder as users reported her profile as fake 
Daily Mail
EXCLUSIVE: HR administrator Laura Mundy, 21, from Leeds, revealed how she found herself banned from Tinder after receiving an influx of messages asking if she was a catfish.
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26h Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in police funding to 'sanctuary cities', court rules
The Independent
White House wins legal dispute against seven states seeking to circumvent powers of federal immigration authorities
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26h UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant
The Guardian
Government document reveals plans to ditch tool that allows for fast extradition of criminals
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26h Pope Francis cancels Rome visit due to illness
The Independent
The malady is most likely a standard cold or flu rather than the coronavirus
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26h Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
BBC
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
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27h Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change
The Guardian
Appeal court says decision to give go-ahead not consistent with Paris agreement Plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the court of appeal because ministers did not adequately take into account the government’s commitments to tackle the climate crisis. The ruling is a major blow to the project at a time when public concern about the climate emergency is rising fast and the government has set a target in law of net zero emissions by 2050. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, could use the ruling to abandon the project, or the government could draw up a new policy document to approve the runway.
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27h 'Desecration': Trump border wall causes sacred hundred-year-old cacti to be chopped down
The Independent
The tribal leaders of the Tohono O'odham Nation, whose history dates to before the USA and Mexico existed, live on both sides of the border
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27h Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK
BBC
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15.
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27h Coronavirus: Iran's vice-president diagnosed with disease as outbreak spreads
The Independent
Iran's vice-president has been diagnosed with coronavirus, state media have reported, as the country struggles to continue to spread of the disease.
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27h Barack Obama demands stations pull misleading ad attacking Biden
The Independent
The advert takes the audio from Obama's autobiographical commentary on white politicians and misapplies it to his former colleague Joe Biden
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27h Crisp makers race to distance themselves from Jacob Rees-Mogg after Twitter photo
The Independent
Savoury snack manufacturers appear at pains to disassociate themselves from Tory MP who suggested Grenfell victims were to blame for their deaths
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27h Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
BBC
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
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27h Post-Brexit talks: UK prepared to walk away in June if no progress
BBC
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy.
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28h Belgian woman dies after taking sip of MDMA-laced wine
The Guardian
Alert issued after woman opens bottle believed to have been used to transport drug Belgian prosecutors have issued an alert over a woman who died after taking a sip of wine from a bottle suspected of being used to transport the drug MDMA. The 41-year-old collapsed shortly after opening the French red to enjoy with a colleague after work. She took a sip from a glass, which left an unpleasant taste, and the intake was enough to give her a fatal dose of MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy pills.
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28h Government says rough sleeping down 9% to 4,266, despite figures suggesting more than 28,000 homeless across UK
The Independent
Official rough sleeping statistics branded 'misleading' as ministers urged to restore funding for 'vital services' to support homeless
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28h Controversial facial recognition returns to scan faces in central London
The Independent
Technology will likely be used in central Westminster, police say
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28h Coronavirus: Academy chain closes schools because it has some 'students of Italian origin'
The Independent
The trust does not suspect there to be any cases of the virus among pupils
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28h Coronavirus: How food delivery drivers manage to work in China despite virus outbreak
The Independent
Not all superheroes have capes – some deliver food on motorbikes to disease-ridden neighbourhoods where residents might otherwise not eat at all, finds Vivian Wang
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28h 'Stupid, unscientific and simply cruel': Stray dogs and cats being rounded up and killed as coronavirus precaution in Russia
The Independent
'No evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus,' says WHO
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28h Drax: UK's largest coal power station to stop burning coal next year
The Independent
Drax power station to convert generators to biomass, but the technology's environmental impact is debated
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28h Can Britain build more airports and still decarbonise our economy by 2050?
The Independent
Is any UK airport expansion compatible with the Government's goals of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050?
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29h British man fell to death after being given parachute with holes, police say
The Independent
Christopher Swales, 55, died during skydive near Grand Canyon bought for him by wife as 30th wedding anniversary present
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29h Post-Brexit talks: UK prepared to walk away in June if no progress
BBC
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy.
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29h Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
BBC
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
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29h Man killed in 'brutal and frenzied' attack on London street
The Independent
Met Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward
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30h Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK
BBC
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15.
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30h Coronavirus: Chinatown business plummets across world amid global outbreak
The Independent
Fewer people are visiting their local Chinatown in major cities as far apart as Sydney, New York and Manchester
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30h Heathrow expansion: What are the third runway plans?
BBC
What are the arguments for and against a third runway?
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30h Army of 100,000 ducks deployed to combat locust infestation
The Independent
'One duck is able to eat more than 200 locusts a day,' says researcher
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30h Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
BBC
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
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30h Australia gets snow in summer
The Independent
Mountainous areas of Tasmania saw 'just enough to settle', forecaster says
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30h Heathrow expansion abandoned by government as Boris Johnson spokesman says it will not appeal court ruling
The Independent
Heathrow expansion looks doomed after the government announced it would not challenge a devastating court ruling against the controversial project.
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30h Post-Brexit talks: UK prepared to walk away in June if no progress
BBC
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy.
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31h Coronavirus: Europe's open borders threatened by spread of disease
The Independent
As cases spread and multiply, calls for closing borders have grown louder — most predictably from nationalist politicians
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31h Coronavirus: Trump appoints Mike Pence to lead US response to epidemic despite vice-president being blamed for worsening Aids outbreak
The Independent
Former Indiana governor opposed calls for clean needle exchange during outbreak of Aids among state's drug users
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31h Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK
BBC
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15.
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31h Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
BBC
Campaigners win a Court of Appeal ruling over plans for a third runway on environmental grounds.
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31h E-bike cyclist killed pedestrian while 'travelling 10mph over speed limit' in London, court told
The Independent
Thomas Hanlon accused of causing death by careless driving after colliding with Sakine Cihan
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31h Tories raise more money from wealthy donors than all other political parties with £37m election drive
The Independent
'In the final three months of 2019, political parties reported accepting the highest value of donations in one quarter since our records began,' says Electoral Commission
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31h Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK
BBC
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15.
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32h Non-EU migration hits highest level since 2004, official figures reveal
The Independent
Immigration for study becomes main reason for migration as number of EU workers declines
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32h Coronavirus: China paying citizens £1,100 if they report virus symptoms and then test positive
The Independent
Health officials in city of Qianjiang stepping up efforts to contain Covid-19
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32h Chechen blogger escapes apparent assassination bid in Poland
The Guardian
Tumso Abdurakhmanov is the latest victim of a murder attempt after similar attacks on exiled dissidents A well-known Chechen blogger has survived an apparent assassination attempt in Poland, in the latest of a series of attacks on dissidents exiled in Europe. Tumso Abdurakhmanov posted a video showing him disheveled and breathing hard, standing over the bloodied body of another man. “Who sent you? Where have you come from?” Abdurakhmanov asks, before producing a hammer, which he says was used by the man in an attempted murder.
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32h Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK
BBC
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15.
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32h Coronavirus: Woman tests positive for second time weeks after being cleared of infection
The Independent
Development comes amid growing concerns about safety of 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo
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32h Boris Johnson government advertises for butler with knowledge of fine wines
The Independent
Ad posted by the Foreign Office appears to have been taken down
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32h Coronavirus: Fliers can change cheap tickets for free, says US airline
The Independent
JetBlue's innovative policy applies only to new flight bookings
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34h Prepare for 10 more days of flooding, people living along Severn told
The Guardian
More rain predicted for affected areas, including Ironbridge in Shropshire, where a barrier buckled Police have warned that people living along the
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35h Government must 'go big or go home' to tackle widening regional inequality in UK, report warns
The Independent
Independent inquiry claims UK is now the most unequal large country in the developed world
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35h Half of headteachers admit social segregation is a problem in state schools, study finds
The Independent
'Parents and teachers want a fairer system where schools reflect their communities'
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35h Students could apply to university after A-levels under major overhaul of admissions system
The Independent
Personal statements and predicted exam grades could be scrapped under radical plans
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35h Hundreds of social care residents allegedly sexually assaulted, watchdog reveals
The Independent
The Care Quality Commission was alerted to 47 alleged rapes of social care residents during a three-month period in 2018
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35h Egg freezing laws not fit for purpose and force women into 'heartbreaking' scenario of destroying eggs
The Independent
'There is a lot of emotion involved in having those very carefully made plans ruined and then the financial hit too,' says University College Hospital consultant
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36h Amal Clooney to pursue Rohingya case at The Hague
The Guardian
Human rights lawyer will represent Maldives, which is joining the Gambia in taking Myanmar to court for alleged genocide Amal Clooney will represent the Maldives in seeking justice for Rohingya Muslims at the UN’s highest court, where Myanmar faces accusations of genocide. The Maldivian government has said it will join the Gambia in challenging Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya people during an army crackdown in Rakhine state in 2017 that forced more than 700,000 people to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.
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26 Feb 11:39pm More misery to come after Severn flood defences breached
The Guardian
Evacuation in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as Environment Agency warns of continued flooding until at least Sunday
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26 Feb 10:52pm Severn flood defences breached as waters near record levels
The Guardian
Emergency evacuation takes place in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as water overwhelms barriers
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26 Feb 10:50pm Trump puts Pence in charge of US virus response – as it happened
The Guardian
Saudi Arabia bans religious tourists from entering country as WHO says virus now spreading faster outside China than in it. This blog is closed
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26 Feb 9:42pm California resident with no China links catches Coronavirus - showing disease has started spreading within US
The Independent
Unnamed patient had no connection to Wuhan or any travel history explaining diagnosis
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26 Feb 9:34pm Government to unveil post-Brexit trade talks goals
BBC
Formal negotiations with EU - which has already published its strategy - are due to start on Monday.
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26 Feb 8:42pm Coronavirus: New York doctors make diagnosis breakthrough
The Independent
Ground-glass opacities seen in patient CT scans were identified as similar to those seen in related outbreaks such as Sars and Mers
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26 Feb 8:23pm Five dead in Milwaukee shooting at Molson Coors beer company
BBC
The gunman dies from "self-inflicted wounds" during the shooting in the mid-western Wisconsin state.
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26 Feb 7:56pm Chechen blogger escapes apparent assassination bid in Poland
The Guardian
Tumso Abdurakhmanov is the latest victim of a murder attempt after similar attacks on exiled dissidents A well-known Chechen blogger has survived an apparent assassination attempt in Poland, in the latest of a series of attacks on dissidents exiled in Europe. A video first posted by Tumso Abdurakhmanov on Wednesday showed him disheveled and breathing hard, standing over the bloodied body of another man. “Who sent you? Where have you come from?”, Abdurakhmanov asks, before producing a hammer, which he says was used by the man in an attempted murder.
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26 Feb 7:45pm Spike in coronavirus cases across Europe sees world overtake China for Covid-19 infections
The Independent
'The infection chains are partially no longer trackable, and that is a new thing'
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26 Feb 7:26pm Nando’s employees call for changes to cleaning pay policy
BBC
Staff claim they often miss out on overtime amid allegations of poor cleaning practices at some branches.
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