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45m Alex Salmond arrested: Former Scottish first minister detained and charged
The Independent
Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond has been arrested and charged, police have said.
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55m America's most expensive home sells for $238m to hedge fund billionaire in New York City
The Independent
Sale of penthouse apartment dwarfs previous record holder by more than $100m
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58m Brexit supporter James Dyson denies moving HQ from Britain to Singapore is hypocritical
The Independent
Billionaire inventor says move is due to his firm's 'great manufacturing and operations knowledge' amassed over time in Singapore
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1h 1m Trump's border-security-inspired shutdown cancels border security conference
The Independent
Event postponed as US president remains in standoff with Democrats over demands for $5.7bn to build wall on US-Mexico border
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1h 10m Brexit backstop could be avoided if Theresa May drops red lines, EU parliament to say
The Independent
Backstop would not need to be used with stronger future relationship, Brexit steering group to say
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1h 17m Indonesia dam disaster: Thousands forced to flee after overflow kills at least 30
The Independent
Rescue teams search for a further 25 people who went missing after heavy rain triggered flash flooding and landslides
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1h 22m Brexit news: Airbus boss brands government 'disgrace' as he threatens to quit UK, threatening 14,000 jobs
The Independent
'Don't listen to the Brexiteers' madness which asserts that 'because we have huge plants here we will not move and we will always be here' - they are wrong'
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1h 32m Davos 2019 - LIVE: Philip Hammond to speak at WEF amid growing uncertainty over Brexit
The Independent
The chancellor will be talking about Brexit and business in Davos today
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1h 47m White supremacist James Jackson pleads guilty to killing black man with sword to start 'race war'
The Independent
Army veteran who stabbed elderly man says he planned larger attack in Times Square
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1h 56m American missionary accused of exposing isolated Brazilian tribe to potentially fatal diseases
The Independent
'Probability of transmission of diseases is high,' says Brazil's ministry for indigenous affairs
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2h Burns Night 2019: When is it, how is it celebrated and what's in the traditional supper?
The Independent
The poet, a tremendous source of inspiration to the founders of Liberalism and Socialism, penned more than 550 well-known verses and songs before he died at just 37
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3h Burns Night 2019: How to address your haggis
The Independent
'Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,/Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!'
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3h Trump forced to postpone State of the Union until government shutdown ends
The Independent
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi effectively disinvited Trump from addressing Congress until an agreement to pay US federal workers can be reached
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3h UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
The Independent
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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US shutdown: Trump delays State of the Union address4h US shutdown: Trump delays State of the Union address
BBC
The president concedes he cannot give his State of the Union speech until the funding row is over.
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4h Thailand set to hold first general election since military coup in 2014
The Independent
Country's royal palace issues decree authorising an election to be held on 24 March
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4h Donald Trump forced to postpone State of the Union until 'the shutdown is over'
The Independent
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi effectively disinvited Trump from addressing Congress until an agreement to pay US federal workers can be reached
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US shutdown: Trump delays State of the Union address4h US shutdown: Trump delays State of the Union address
BBC
The president concedes he cannot give his State of the Union speech until the funding row is over.
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4h Adelaide heatwave: all-time temperature record broken as Australia swelters – live
The Guardian
South Australian weather records fall as Tasmanian bushfires rage, while extreme heat is forecast for Victoria and NSW. Follow developments live
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Kvitova outclasses Collins to reach Australian Open final5h Kvitova outclasses Collins to reach Australian Open final
BBC
Petra Kvitova reaches her first Grand Slam final since being stabbed, beating unseeded American Danielle Collins at the Australian Open.
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The Papers: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout5h The Papers: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout
BBC
Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd and the disappearance of Emiliano Sala's plane make the front pages.
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5h Trump says he will delay State of the Union address until shutdown is over
The Guardian
No venue can compete with ‘history and tradition’, says president, after Nancy Pelosi blocks him from making speech in House chamber Donald Trump has said he will wait until the government shutdown is over before giving his State of the Union address because nowhere could compete with the “history and tradition” of the House chamber. House speaker Nancy Pelosi told the president earlier on Wednesday that she would block him from delivering the speech in the House chamber until the government has reopened.
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6h Extreme heatwave: 45C across South Australia as Tasmanian bushfires rage – live
The Guardian
With high temperatures also forecast for Victoria and NSW, there are warnings about potential power outages and blackouts, as well as total fire bans amid worsening weather. Follow developments live
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UK weather: School closures and rail delays due to big freeze6h UK weather: School closures and rail delays due to big freeze
Daily Mail
The Met Office has issued another weather warning for ice across most of the country - from 6pm yesterday until 11am today - amid an alert for further snow and told motorists to take extra care.
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8h Venezuela protests as two leaders vie to be president – in pictures
The Guardian
Venezuela has been thrown into turmoil after opposition leader Juan Guaidó
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The man who captured his life on camera8h The man who captured his life on camera
BBC
Harry Birrell was given a cine-camera at 11 and went on to make more than 400 films on life, love and war.
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Oscars 2019: Five female-directed films that were missed9h Oscars 2019: Five female-directed films that were missed
BBC
Women are absent from the best director category at the Oscars this year.
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9h Russia unveils new missile in bid to show US it is not violating arms treaty
The Independent
Russian military spells out exact specifications of the land-based cruise missile to demonstrate it conforms with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
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Vatican II: How a modernising Pope brought change for millions of Catholics9h Vatican II: How a modernising Pope brought change for millions of Catholics
BBC
In 1959 Pope John XXIII called all the world’s Catholic bishops and cardinals to Rome to discuss the future of the Church, it led to sweeping reform.
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Sex offenders: Public not protected enough, say inspectors9h Sex offenders: Public not protected enough, say inspectors
BBC
Some sex offenders were put in budget hotels after leaving prison - rather than monitored bail hostels.
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Man charged over Bearwood PCSO police chase death9h Man charged over Bearwood PCSO police chase death
BBC
Holly Burke, 28, was off duty when her car was struck by a vehicle involved in a police pursuit.
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9h Brexit: Almost 20 government ministers 'meeting in secret' to discuss plans to avoid no deal, reports say
The Independent
Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd are reportedly among five cabinet ministers who have attended the secret meetings
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Two people dead after Liverpool house fire9h Two people dead after Liverpool house fire
BBC
The blaze has been extinguished by firefighters and is currently not being treated as suspicious.
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Brexit: Theresa May to meet union leaders for talks9h Brexit: Theresa May to meet union leaders for talks
BBC
The PM continues meetings over her deal as the chancellor promotes the UK to businesses in Davos.
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9h Woman claims Covington Catholic High School teenagers harassed her friends before confrontation with Native American man
The Independent
Initial video went viral over weekend, but it has since then been questioned whether clip shows whole story
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9h Extreme heatwave: 45C across South Australia as Tasmanian bushfires rage – live
The Guardian
With high temperatures also forecast for Victoria and NSW, there are warnings about potential power outages and blackouts, as well as total fire bans amid worsening weather. Follow developments live
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9h Nurse arrested over sexual assault of woman impregnated while in vegetative state in Arizona health facility
The Independent
The child was born last month, and healthcare workers at the facility reportedly had no idea the woman was pregnant
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9h Pelosi blocks Trump from giving State of the Union address in House – live
The Guardian
Speaker says Trump cannot deliver speech from chamber until government is reopened
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The Papers: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout10h The Papers: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout
BBC
Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd and the disappearance of Emiliano Sala's plane make the front pages.
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10h UK weather: School closures and rail delays due to big freeze
Daily Mail
The Met Office has issued another weather warning for ice across most of the country - from 6pm tonight until 11am tomorrow - amid an alert for further snow and told motorists to take extra care.
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10h Extreme heatwave: 45C across South Australia as Tasmanian bushfires rage – live
The Guardian
With high temperatures also forecast for Victoria and NSW, there are warnings about potential power outages and blackouts, as well as total fire bans amid worsening weather. Follow developments live
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10h Pelosi bars Trump from delivering State of the Union in House – live
The Guardian
Pelosi says Trump cannot deliver speech from House chamber until government is reopened
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Manchester City reach Carabao Cup final with 10-0 aggregate win over Burton Albion11h Manchester City reach Carabao Cup final with 10-0 aggregate win over Burton Albion
BBC
Manchester City reach the Carabao Cup final by completing a 10-0 aggregate win over League One Burton in their semi-final.
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Nurse arrested over US care home patient pregnancy11h Nurse arrested over US care home patient pregnancy
BBC
Nathan Sutherland, 36, is arrested on sexual assault charges after a vulnerable woman gives birth.
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West Indies v England: James Anderson takes four wickets to boost tourists11h West Indies v England: James Anderson takes four wickets to boost tourists
BBC
James Anderson takes four wickets in the final session to swing the first Test in England's favour on day one against West Indies in Barbados.
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Alec Baldwin pleads guilty in New York parking spot row12h Alec Baldwin pleads guilty in New York parking spot row
BBC
The 30 Rock actor will take an anger management class as a part of his discharge agreement.
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Manchester City reach Carabao Cup final with 10-0 aggregate win over Burton Albion12h Manchester City reach Carabao Cup final with 10-0 aggregate win over Burton Albion
BBC
Manchester City reach the Carabao Cup final by completing a 10-0 aggregate win over League One Burton in their semi-final.
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Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea complete loan move for Juventus striker12h Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea complete loan move for Juventus striker
BBC
Chelsea complete the signing of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season.
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13h Number of uninsured Americans increases by 7m in four years
The Guardian
Survey results come after Republican attacks on government-backed health programs, including the Affordable Care Act About 7 million fewer Americans have health insurance today than did four years ago, a new survey has found, the highest uninsured rate since 2014.
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13h Pelosi bars Trump from delivering State of the Union in House – live
The Guardian
Pelosi says Trump cannot deliver speech from House chamber until government is reopened
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13h Australian writer Yang Hengjun detained in China, authorities confirm
The Guardian
The novelist, blogger and former Chinese diplomat did not complete the second leg of his travel plans from Guangzhou to Shanghai Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been detained in China by local authorities, the Australian government has confirmed. Australia’s foreign affairs department received confirmation on Wednesday that the novelist and influential online commentator had been detained.
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13h Venezuela: Opposition leader Juan Guaidó declares himself interim president – video
The Guardian
Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, has declared himself the country’s interim president in a dramatic escalation of efforts to force out
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Prince William says celebrities shunned mental health charity13h Prince William says celebrities shunned mental health charity
BBC
The Duke of Cambridge tells business leaders that stars didn't want to be associated with mental illness.
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Rees-Mogg says reformed Brexit deal could win over critics13h Rees-Mogg says reformed Brexit deal could win over critics
BBC
The leading Brexiteer says changes could win round opponents but he will not vote for a "backstop".
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14h Man who killed woman in speedboat crash arrested in Georgia
The Guardian
Jack Shepherd, convicted of killing Charlotte Brown, had been on the run for six months A fugitive who
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14h Emiliano Sala: little hope player and pilot are alive, say rescuers
The Guardian
Police to decide on Thursday whether to keep searching, as pilot is named as Dave Ibbotson Rescuers fear there is little hope of finding the footballer Emiliano Sala and an experienced pilot alive after their light aircraft went missing over the Channel Islands. The search for the new Cardiff City striker Sala and the pilot, who has been named as Dave Ibbotson from Lincolnshire, was postponed as darkness fell on Guernsey on Wednesday. A decision on whether to resume the search would be made early on Thursday, police said. It is understood that a French navy vessel had been directed to the area to assist.
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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd hands himself in to police14h Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd hands himself in to police
BBC
Jack Shepherd, who killed his date in a boat crash, has been in the Georgian capital Tbilisi since March.
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14h Former Brexit secretary David Davis to earn £3,000 an hour as adviser to major Tory donor JCB
The Independent
Critics said it was 'disgusting' Mr Davis had been offered the role having 'failed to properly plan for Brexit and storming out of the cabinet'
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15h Thailand set to hold first general election since military coup in 2014
The Independent
Country's royal palace issues decree authorising an election to be held on 24 March
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15h German man sues for discrimination over female-only parking spaces introduced after woman was raped
The Independent
Dominik Bayer claims the well lit spots suggest women can't look after themselves
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15h Dutch and Belgian media cut ties with journalist over suspect stories
The Independent
Peter Blasic accused of plagiarism and citing untraceable sources
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15h Trump's disapproval rating reaches record high as majority of Americans blame him for government shutdown
The Independent
President refuses to back down from border wall demands as nation continues longest shutdown in history
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15h Right-wing terrorists killed three times more people in US than Islamists in past decade with attacks soaring in 2018, report says
The Independent
Increase should 'serve as a wake-up call to everyone about the deadly consequences of hateful rhetoric' says Anti-Defamation League
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15h The Guardian view on Zimbabwe’s crackdown: Mugabe went, but the regime lives on | Editorial
The Guardian
The ruthless crushing of protests shows how little has changed since Emmerson Mnangagwa took overPeople do not always want to be proved right. Many Zimbabweans watching the
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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd hands himself in to police15h Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd hands himself in to police
BBC
Jack Shepherd, who killed his date in a boat crash, has been in the Georgian capital Tbilisi since March.
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15h Why Trump doesn't always get it wrong on the Middle East
The Independent
At an Independent readers' event this week, I espoused a perhaps unpopular opinion
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16h Black student awarded $1.25m settlement after Chicago police tackle him for 'stealing his own car'
The Independent
The student is now a doctor after having been graduated from Northwestern University, where he was tackled
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16h Chinese scientists create gene-edited monkey clones with mental health disorders
The Independent
Researchers say experiments could help treat human diseases ranging from brain conditions to cancers
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16h Better way to be a bean-counter | Brief letters
The Guardian
Paying tax | Suez crisis | James Dyson | Welsh language | London’s new concert hallWhile heartily
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16h Genetic technology used to exterminate disease-carrying animals succeeds in mammals for first time
The Independent
Gene drives could be used to wiped out pests and invasive species such as rats on islands
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16h Hundreds of deaths under review at London NHS hospital where whistleblower was mailed dead animal
The Independent
Complex heart surgery at St Georges suspended after leaked review found 'dark force' consuming dysfunctional unit put patients at risk
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16h Andrew Fairlie: Gleneagles chef who stayed true to his Scottish roots
The Independent
He left school to work in a hotel and went on to become a culinary artist, blending classical French cuisine with that of his homeland
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16h Three-year-old boy screamed 'I hurt' after acid attack allegedly planned by father, court hears
The Independent
Prosecution alleges father set up attack to discredit wife as "unfit" in custody battle
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16h New York restaurant popular with celebrities 'bans solo women from its bar'
The Independent
'After further interrogation, it transpired that the owner had ordered a crackdown on hookers: the free-range escorts who roamed the Upper East Side,' says regular customer
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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd hands himself in to police16h Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd hands himself in to police
BBC
Jack Shepherd, who killed his date in a boat crash, has been in the Georgian capital Tbilisi since March.
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17h Michel Barnier says opposing no-deal Brexit will not stop it in March
The Guardian
EU’s chief negotiator warns UK will crash out unless ‘positive majority’ of MPs agree on new vision
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17h Calais Jungle child refugee granted right to join aunt in UK after two years languishing in France
The Independent
Exclusive: Home Office grant Eritrean orphan passage to Britain more than two years after unlawfully denying him right to reunite with UK aunt following Jungle demolition
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17h Zimbabwe: beatings and abductions continue despite Mnangagwa pledge
The Guardian
Reports say brutal crackdown persists after president vows to rein in security forces A brutal crackdown on protesters and opposition activists in Zimbabwe has continued despite President
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17h Take back control now means Jacob Rees-Mogg telling the Queen to shut down parliament
The Independent
Yesterday, Brexiteers were asking Poland to overrule the House of Commons. Today, it's only the Queen. That's progress of sorts
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17h Polish mayor's widow blames his murder on state TV's 'hate speech' against him
The Independent
Wife of assassinated mayor says national broadcaster has 'responsibility' for killing at charity event
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17h Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez serving on committee preparing major investigations into Donald Trump
The Independent
The New York Democrat joins Rashida Tlaib and a slate of progressive newcomers on the powerful committee
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17h Woman prosecuted for making more than 200 fake calls to 999
The Independent
Victoria Cross says she was 'bored and didn't care about anyone else'
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17h Jack Shepherd: British fugitive who caused a woman's death in speedboat crash hands himself into Georgia police
The Independent
Fugitive arrested a day after Charlotte Brown's family demand justice at meeting with home secretary
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Rees-Mogg says reformed Brexit deal could win over critics18h Rees-Mogg says reformed Brexit deal could win over critics
BBC
The leading Brexiteer says changes could win round opponents but he will not vote for a "backstop".
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Nurse arrested over US care home patient pregnancy18h Nurse arrested over US care home patient pregnancy
BBC
Police in Arizona say they have taken 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland into custody.
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18h Patisserie Valerie reveals stores to close
BBC
The failed cafe chain says 920 jobs will be lost due to the closure of 71 outlets.
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18h More than 50 tower-block owners refusing to remove Grenfell-style cladding, Theresa May admits
The Independent
Prime minister accused of 'stench of complacency', 19 months after the catastrophic fire that claimed 72 lives
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18h John Lewis to close Knight & Lee department store, putting 127 jobs at risk
The Independent
Hampshire branch shuts as retailer battles tough trading conditions
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18h Brexit: Dutch government says over 250 companies in talks about relocating to Netherlands
The Independent
Sony and Panasonic are among household names to be lured away with promise of access to EU markets
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18h White House invites Covington Catholic Students as Nick Sandmann speaks out on national TV
The Independent
Donald Trump praises Kentucky students and lambasts 'Fake News' media for initial criticisms
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18h Tuition fees set to rise to £11k for two-year degrees after MPs back legislation
The Independent
'The government should focus on fixing a finance system which piles huge debts on students'
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18h John Lewis to shut Knight & Lee store in Southsea
BBC
It is the chain's first store closure for 12 years, but it insists no other closures are planned.
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19h Buzz Aldrin wants Trump to change the name of Space Force
The Independent
The legendary astronaut suggests renaming it to "Space Guard"
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19h UK households waste more than £9,000 a year on items they never use, survey claims
The Independent
One-fifth of respondents admit they tend to buy things and never use them again
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19h Wanted man who taunted police on Instagram from Dubai jailed after being extradited back to UK
The Independent
Adam Ali regularly posted 'images of himself in clubs and driving sports cars', police say
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Iceland still selling own-brand palm oil products despite pledge19h Iceland still selling own-brand palm oil products despite pledge
BBC
The retailer promised to remove palm oil from all of its own products by the end of 2018.
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19h Trump 'handed Isis propaganda victory' with Syria troop withdrawal, UK terror police chief says
The Independent
Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu tells The Independent it would be 'complacent to think threat has gone'
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19h Russell Baker death: Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist dies, aged 93
The Independent
Baker is remembered for the sharp with that fuelled his humorous, informative columns
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19h Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg urges Theresa May to suspend parliament if MPs back plans to block no-deal exit
The Independent
Leading Brexiter dismisses speculation that he was softening towards the prime minister's deal
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20h China launches app encouraging users to identify and report 'deadbeat' debtors
The Independent
Radar-like programme encourages individuals to alert authorities to those suspected of shirking their debts
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20h Brexit: Sony to move European headquarters out of UK to avoid customs issues
The Independent
Announcement follows Panasonic's decision to make similar move, and comes as Dyson switches HQ from Wiltshire to Singapore
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20h Julian Assange launches legal challenge against Trump administration
The Guardian
WikiLeaks founder’s lawyers file urgent application in attempt to prevent extradition to US
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20h Italy evicts more than 500 people from refugee centre
The Guardian
Move is first major eviction since rightwing government enacted hardline migration law More than 500 people are being ousted from a refugee reception centre in a town close to Rome in the first major eviction since Italy’s rightwing populist government enacted hardline immigration measures into law. Thirty people were evicted from the centre, the second-largest of its kind in Italy and the place where
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20h Brexit deal: EU will never accept Theresa May's 'plan-B', Michel Barnier says
The Independent
Chief negotiator also ruled out 'managed no-deal' and calls for revisiting of future relationship
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20h Domestic Abuse Bill fails migrant women whose perpetrators use immigration status as a 'weapon to abuse'
The Independent
'The bill barely tinkers at the edges of what is necessary to ensure migrant women are treated fairly,' says Director of Amnesty UK
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20h Australia heatwave: Dozens of wild horses perish at dried-up waterhole
The Independent
'What steps are our leaders taking to tackle the effects of climate change in the future?' residents of Alice Springs ask
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21h Chinese companies offer 'dating leave' to single female employees aged over 30
The Independent
They will be given leave over Chinese New Year to 'go home and date'
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21h Government shutdown 'causing FBI to lose informants' at centre of terrorism investigations
The Independent
'These assets cannot be replaced,' joint terrorism task force coordinator says
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21h Madrid Uber protests: Riot police deployed as taxi drivers in yellow vests light fires and block traffic
The Independent
'Do not run out of firewood, this will last a long time,' says union boss as protesters disrupt Spanish capital
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21h Brexit deal: EU will never accept Theresa May's 'plan-B', Michel Barnier says
The Independent
Chief negotiator also ruled out 'managed no-deal' and calls for revisiting of future relationship
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22h Trump uses arrest of immigrant suspect in Nevada murders to argue for Mexico border wall
The Independent
Police believe suspect arrested on immigration charges is responsbile for string of killings
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22h Gene-edited chickens resistant to bird flu being created to stop next pandemic
The Independent
'If we could prevent influenza virus crossing from wild birds into chickens, we would stop the next pandemic at source'
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22h Tony Mendez: CIA disguise master whose Iran escape inspired Ben Affleck's Argo
The Independent
The story of the daring and inventive escape he orchestrated within an enemy state ended up in an Oscar-winning film
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22h Adults feel 'on top form' for less than one-third of year, survey claims
The Independent
Tiredness, heavy workloads and lack of exercise led many to feel in poor condition
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22h No-deal Brexit could force Kent schools into 'lockdown' due to air pollution from traffic congestion
The Independent
'It is prudent that schools begin to plan for possibility of disruption following Brexit'
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22h Government faces High Court challenge over impact of universal credit on disabled households
The Independent
Campaigners to argue welfare reform has 'disproportionately adverse effect' on disabled claimants
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23h Santander to close 140 branches across UK, putting 1,270 jobs at risk
The Independent
Lender blames 23% fall in the number of transactions in branches over last three years
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23h Porn, opioids and a freezer full of cigarettes: what one cleaner saw in America’s homes
The Guardian
As a single parent caught in the welfare trap, Stephanie Land got the only job she could, tidying homes for the comfortably well-off. Now she has turned her experiences into an acclaimed new bookAt first glance, it’s not immediately obvious that the toddler in the video I am watching is taking her first wobbly steps in a homeless shelter. Watching the tiny girl babble to her mother behind the camera, I am distracted by how spotless the floor looks. Yet in the eyes of
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23h Nazi conspiracy theory over fate of Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess debunked by DNA test
The Independent
Comparison of blood sample with distant relative of war criminal finds match
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23h Metro Bank shares plunge 30% as profit misses expectations
The Independent
Profit for the full year set to be 15 per cent lower than previously expected
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23h Davos 2019: Bono tells protesters 'capitalism is not immoral – it's amoral'
The Independent
The social activist called on global business leaders to join the fight against extreme poverty
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23h Deaths of Saudi sisters found bound together in New York's Hudson River ruled to be suicide
The Independent
Tala and Rotana Farea tied themselves together with duct tape before slipping into river, medical examiner concludes
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23h Former Tesco executive Carl Rogberg cleared over £250m fraud and false accounting scandal
The Independent
Former UK finance director acquitted after high-profile Serious Fraud Office case collapses
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23h Crime compensation scheme traumatising survivors, report finds
The Guardian
‘Unethical’ claims process can re-trigger trauma, says victims’ commissioner Survivors of violent crime are being re-traumatised by the government’s compensation body, according to a report. The victims’ commissioner, Helen Newlove, said her review into the criminal injuries compensation scheme found victims were alienated and frustrated by the process. Many reported that the compensation scheme was so stressful it could re-trigger trauma.
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Woman hit by police car in Walthamstow dies23h Woman hit by police car in Walthamstow dies
BBC
The marked vehicle was responding to a call about a man threatening members of the public.
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23h Davos 2019: Liam Fox denies being at WEF to drink champagne - live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the second day of the World Economic Forum, as Shinzo Abe, Angela Merkel and Wang Qishan all speak, and Prince William discusses mental health
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Gonzalo Higuain: Juventus striker flies to London to complete Chelsea loan move23h Gonzalo Higuain: Juventus striker flies to London to complete Chelsea loan move
BBC
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is flying to London to complete his loan move to Chelsea.
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Delaying Brexit worse than no deal, says Liam Fox23h Delaying Brexit worse than no deal, says Liam Fox
BBC
The international trade secretary says it would be a "calamitous" breach of trust with voters.
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Santander to shut 140 branches23h Santander to shut 140 branches
BBC
About 1,270 jobs are put at risk after Santander announces a big round of branch closures.
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Icy conditions cause travel disruption in parts of UK24h Icy conditions cause travel disruption in parts of UK
BBC
Travellers are grappling with delays to flights and trains, as freezing conditions hit much of the UK.
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Djokovic into Australian Open semis as Nishikori quits24h Djokovic into Australian Open semis as Nishikori quits
BBC
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic reaches the Australian Open semi-finals after Japan's eighth seed Kei Nishikori retires injured.
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24h Bank of England deputy governor urges people not to panic over household debts
The Independent
Ben Broadbent said tha most of the growth in unsecured debt over the past decade was acccounted for by car and student loans, which are different from other forms of debt
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24h Seattle's homelessness crisis is getting worse – no amount of big tech philanthropy can undo Microsoft's damage
The Independent
The city's housing problems must be understood in the context of how its richest residents, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, made their money
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Met Office issues ice warning after snow hits UK24h Met Office issues ice warning after snow hits UK
BBC
Motorists are being warned of hazardous driving conditions following snowfall across parts of the UK.
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24h Davos 2019: Mental health in focus; Abe, Merkel and Qishan speak - live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the second day of the World Economic Forum, as Shinzo Abe, Angela Merkel and Wang Qishan all speak, and Prince William discusses mental health
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24h Crime compensation scheme traumatising survivors, report finds
The Guardian
‘Unethical’ Westminster claims process can re-trigger trauma, says victims’ commissioner Survivors of violent crime are being re-traumatised by the government’s compensation body, according to a report. The victims’ commissioner, Helen Newlove, said her review into the criminal injuries compensation scheme found that victims were alienated and frustrated by the process. Many reported that the compensation scheme was so stressful it could re-trigger trauma.
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24h An empire at home: the pitfalls of being brown in the NHS
The Independent
Our health service is the biggest employer of people of colour in Europe, but, as Neil Singh recounts in his tale of three generations working alongside, and for, the British, that doesn't mean the age of empire is over
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25h Brexit: Labour 'highly likely' to back plan to extend Article 50 and block no-deal outcome, McDonnell says
The Independent
Move to delay Brexit until end of 2019 - unless a deal passes by the end of February - appears to have the numbers
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Walthamstow crash: Woman hit by police car dies25h Walthamstow crash: Woman hit by police car dies
BBC
The marked vehicle was responding to a call about a man threatening members of the public.
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Brexit: Delaying Brexit worse than no deal, says Liam Fox25h Brexit: Delaying Brexit worse than no deal, says Liam Fox
BBC
The international trade secretary says it would be a "calamitous" breach of trust with voters.
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NTAs 2019: Ant and Dec win Best Presenter for the EIGHTEENTH time25h NTAs 2019: Ant and Dec win Best Presenter for the EIGHTEENTH time
Daily Mail
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly claimed the award for Best TV Entertainment Presenter at the National Television Awards on Tuesday, despite Ant’s absence for much of the year.
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UK weather: Daily Mail readers share their pictures of Great White Out25h UK weather: Daily Mail readers share their pictures of Great White Out
Daily Mail
Snow was first seen in northern Scotland and the Western Isles late last week - but since then it has crept down towards Birmingham and then London today.
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Social media stars agree to declare when they post ads25h Social media stars agree to declare when they post ads
BBC
Vlogger Zoella and pop star Rita Ora were threatened with court action over social media ads.
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Emiliano Sala feared dead as plane goes missing over Channel Islands25h Emiliano Sala feared dead as plane goes missing over Channel Islands
Daily Mail
Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala posted a poignant photo saying his 'last goodbye' to his former teammates just hours before his plane vanished over the English Channel.
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25h Brexit: Cabinet ministers push for Theresa May to support time-limited plan for Irish backstop
The Independent
They argue it would give her leverage to extract concessions from the EU in critical talks over the next few weeks
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25h Kamala Harris presidential campaign attracts more donors in day one than Bernie Sanders' first 24 hours in 2016
The Independent
Ms Harris is an early contestant in a Democratic field that is expected to balloon in the coming months
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NTAs 2019: Stars make dazzling arrival on the red carpet25h NTAs 2019: Stars make dazzling arrival on the red carpet
Daily Mail
Stars of the silver screen put on a dazzling display as they arrived at the 2019 National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday.
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25h Something smashed into the blood moon during the lunar eclipse, astronomers say
The Independent
It is probably the first time a meteor impact has been filmed in such detail
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25h Trump seeks to go ahead with State of the Union despite Pelosi letter amid government shutdown
The Independent
The White House is considering a rally as an alternative to the State of the Union if necessary
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Emiliano Sala feared dead as plane goes missing over Channel Islands25h Emiliano Sala feared dead as plane goes missing over Channel Islands
Daily Mail
Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala posted a poignant photo saying his 'last goodbye' to his former teammates just hours before his plane vanished over the English Channel.
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NTAs 2019: Loose Women stars make a female empowerment statement on the red carpet25h NTAs 2019: Loose Women stars make a female empowerment statement on the red carpet
Daily Mail
The Loose Women made a striking appearance on the red carpet for the 2019 National Television Awards on Tuesday night, donning black trouser suits to make a stand for women's empowerment.
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Woman dies after being hit by police car in Walthamstow25h Woman dies after being hit by police car in Walthamstow
BBC
The marked vehicle was responding to a call about a man threatening members of the public.
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25h Davos 2019: Mental health in focus; Abe, Merkel and Qishan speak - live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the second day of the World Economic Forum, as Shinzo Abe, Angela Merkel and Wang Qishan all speak, and Prince William discusses mental health
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Australian Open 2019: Lucas Pouille beats Milos Raonic to reach semi-final25h Australian Open 2019: Lucas Pouille beats Milos Raonic to reach semi-final
BBC
Lucas Pouille reaches his first Grand Slam semi-final with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 win over Milos Raonic at the Australian Open.
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25h Emiliano Sala: search resumes for lost plane carrying Cardiff player
The Guardian
Voicemail message revealed as police say chances of finding footballer alive are ‘slim’ The search for the plane carrying the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala that went missing over the English Channel has resumed, amid only “slim” hopes he survived. The aircraft, carrying Sala and the pilot, disappeared off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night.
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25h Wetherspoon's profits to fall despite higher sales as boss insists no-deal Brexit will help pub chain
The Independent
Rising costs, particularly linked to labour, had an impact on profits in the first half of the year
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26h UK weather: cold snap brings warning of ice and calls to slow down on roads
The Guardian
Met Office’s yellow ‘be aware’ warning in place for most of UK as snow falls in some places A warning of icy conditions has been put in place for almost the whole of the UK until Wednesday morning, prompting police to urge drivers to slow down. The yellow “be aware” warning covers Scotland, Northern Ireland and the bulk of England and Wales apart from some coastal areas. It came into force at 4pm on Tuesday and continues until 11am on Wednesday.
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26h Mike Pence backs Venezuelan protesters seeking to oust President Nicolás Maduro – video
The Guardian
Mike Pence, the US vice-president, has issued a video message offering the country's ’unwavering support’ to Venezuelans protesting against President Nicolás Maduro.  ‘We stand with you, and we will stay with you until Democracy is restored,’ Pence said on the eve of demonstrations expected to take place across the country. 
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26h Celebrity social media influencers pledge to change way they post
The Guardian
Clampdown on stars being paid for endorsing products without disclosing firm rewards them More than a dozen celebrities, including Alexa Chung and Ellie Goulding, have pledged to change the way they label social media posts after Britain’s competition watchdog clamped down on the practice of stars being paid for endorsing products without disclosing they were being rewarded by the company.
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26h Healthy adults should avoid taking daily aspirin because of major bleeding risk, researchers say
The Independent
Use of the drug is associated with an 11 per cent lower risk of cardiovascular disease
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Met Office issues ice warning after snow hits UK26h Met Office issues ice warning after snow hits UK
BBC
Motorists are being warned of hazardous driving conditions following snowfall across parts of the UK.
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26h Water crisis: western NSW mayors travel to Sydney to demand help
The Guardian
Five mayors warn their towns could run out of water within weeks and call for their needs to be prioritised over irrigators The mayors of several western New South Wales councils have warned their townships face major water crises within weeks and have urged the state government to impose a one-month embargo on irrigators pumping from the upper part of the Darling River system.
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Osaka dominates Svitolina to reach Australian Open semis26h Osaka dominates Svitolina to reach Australian Open semis
BBC
Naomi Osaka beats Elina Svitolina in straight sets to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne.
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27h South Korea unveils biggest ever investigation into abuse in sport
The Guardian
Human rights commission to interview possibly thousands of adults and children in wake of allegations South Korea’s human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a
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27h MPs pass counter-terror bill amendments to protect aid workers
The Guardian
Move follows calls to exempt people working in conflict zones from bill that would make it an offence to visit terror hotspots MPs have passed amendments to the government’s latest counter-terrorism bill to try to protect British aid workers and journalists from facing criminal charges in conflict zones. The controversial draft bill, aimed at tackling Isis fighters travelling abroad, allows the home secretary to declare somewhere a “designated area” and make it an offence for UK nationals and residents to be there. The bill orginally allowed individuals – including humanitarian workers, journalists and academics – to be investigated by the police and ultimately face 10 years in prison.
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Social media influencers agree to change the way they post27h Social media influencers agree to change the way they post
BBC
Vlogger Zoella and pop star Rita Ora must declare if they are paid or sponsored.
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Met Office issues ice warning after snow hits UK27h Met Office issues ice warning after snow hits UK
BBC
Motorists are being warned of hazardous driving conditions for Wednesday morning.
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27h UK cold snap brings warning of ice and calls to slow down on roads
The Guardian
Met Office’s yellow ‘be aware’ warning in place for most of UK as snow falls in some places A warning of icy conditions has been put in place for almost the whole of the UK until Wednesday morning, prompting police to urge drivers to slow down. The yellow “be aware” warning covers Scotland, Northern Ireland and the bulk of England and Wales apart from some coastal areas. It came into force at 4pm on Tuesday and continues until 11am on Wednesday.
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28h Tory hardliners reconsider May deal amid fears that Brexit could be blocked
The Guardian
Revised deal – including backstop concessions – could win support to see off ‘Europhile kamikaze MPs’ Tory Brexit supporters alarmed by the prospect of a delay have hinted they could be won over in the coming weeks – if Theresa May can produce a serious concession from Brussels on the Irish backstop. The numbers may not be enough for May to win support for her deal, given continued opposition from a hardcore of Brexiters who also object to the £39bn financial settlement, those with personal grudges against the prime minister and Tory remainers hoping for a second referendum. However, some Brexiter MPs or those in seats which voted leave have suggested in recent days that there is a path to win their support.
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28h Andrzej Krauze on Brexit – cartoon
The Guardian
The ongoing Brexit negotiations are likened to the 1818 painting The Raft of the Medusa, by French Romanticist Théodore Géricault
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28h UK has biggest fossil fuel subsidies in the EU, finds commission
The Guardian
Subsidies for coal, oil and gas are not falling despite EU pledges to tackle climate change
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28h Faking it: how selfie dysmorphia is driving people to seek surgery
The Guardian
Filters have never been more prevalent – and it’s leading some people to have fillers, Botox and other procedures. What’s behind the obsessive pursuit of a flawless look?
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28h ‘Onslaught of outrage’: resistance and activism reawaken in Trump era
The Guardian
Two years since his inauguration, millions of Americans have built on recent movements such as Black Lives Matter to rally, march and strike against the president For 125 days last year, Ashley Weitz stood with her four-year-old son on a quiet corner near their home in Salt Lake City for one hour daily to protest Donald Trump. This was unusual for a woman who had mostly ignored the wall-to-wall coverage of Trump’s unprecedented behavior in the White House, occupied instead by the full-time task of being a disabled, single mother. But when his administration separated thousands of migrant children from their parents at the border last summer as part of its immigration crackdown, Weitz erupted – a line had been crossed and she felt acutely the privilege in her life.
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28h Don’t trust Daily Mail website, Microsoft browser warns users
The Guardian
Mail Online rated one out of five for credibility by new feature to fight fake news
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28h Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova after holding match points
BBC
Serena Williams misses four match points before succumbing to Czech Karolina Pliskova in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final.
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Osaka dominates Svitolina to reach Australian Open semis28h Osaka dominates Svitolina to reach Australian Open semis
BBC
Naomi Osaka beats Elina Svitolina in straight sets to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne.
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Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova after holding match points28h Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova after holding match points
BBC
Serena Williams misses four match points before succumbing to Czech Karolina Pliskova in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final.
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Met Office issues ice warning after snow hits UK 22 Jan 11:53pm Met Office issues ice warning after snow hits UK
BBC
Motorists are being warned of hazardous driving conditions for Wednesday morning.
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Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova after holding match points 22 Jan 11:33pm Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova after holding match points
BBC
Serena Williams misses four match points before succumbing to Czech Karolina Pliskova in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final.
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Osaka dominates Svitolina to reach Australian Open semis 22 Jan 9:46pm Osaka dominates Svitolina to reach Australian Open semis
BBC
Naomi Osaka beats Elina Svitolina in straight sets to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne.
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22 Jan 9:35pm Hong Kong: bill seeks to make insulting Chinese anthem a crime
The Guardian
Those breaking the rule could be jailed for up to three years and fined under proposed legislation Hong Kong is set to introduce a controversial bill on Wednesday that would make disrespecting the Chinese national anthem a crime punishable by up to three years in prison, raising fresh fears about freedom of expression in the city. Chinese authorities have sought to instil greater patriotism in the former British colony at a time of heightened tension between democracy activists and forces loyal to Beijing, with some in Hong Kong advocating independence from China.
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Lambeth shooting: Boy, 15, seriously hurt in attack 22 Jan 9:21pm Lambeth shooting: Boy, 15, seriously hurt in attack
BBC
The victim managed to walk away from the scene in south-east London but is now in hospital, police say.
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Osaka dominates Svitolina to reach Australian Open semis 22 Jan 8:50pm Osaka dominates Svitolina to reach Australian Open semis
BBC
Naomi Osaka beats Elina Svitolina in straight sets to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne.
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Far-right groups could exploit Brexit tensions - police 22 Jan 8:47pm Far-right groups could exploit Brexit tensions - police
BBC
A senior officer highlights radicalisation fears as a cinema advert urges people to report suspicions.
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Teen one of first UK proton-beam patients 22 Jan 8:03pm Teen one of first UK proton-beam patients
BBC
Manchester's Christie hospital has the UK's first dedicated treatment centre for the pioneering treatment.
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22 Jan 7:59pm Healthy adults should avoid taking daily aspirin because of major bleeding risk, researchers say
The Independent
Use of the drug is associated with an 11 per cent lower risk of cardiovascular disease
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Schools failing to report asbestos details 22 Jan 7:47pm Schools failing to report asbestos details
BBC
Nearly a quarter of schools in England have not told government how they are dealing with asbestos in their buildings.
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22 Jan 7:43pm Abu Bakar Bashir must renounce radicalism before release, says Indonesia
The Guardian
President changes tack after agreeing to release alleged mastermind behind Bali bombings on humanitarian grounds Indonesia’s president says the alleged mastermind behind the Bali bombings won’t be released from prison unless he renounces radicalism, backing down from plans to free him without conditions. President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday that Abu Bakar Bashir must fulfil conditions such as loyalty to the state and the national ideology to be eligible for release.
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22 Jan 7:30pm Public tip-offs to terror police halve in year, officials warn as more UK plots foiled
The Independent
Police urge public not to become 'complacent' after lull in attacks
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22 Jan 7:28pm Brexit threatens children's health with concerns over recruiting specialist doctors, report warns
The Independent
Government cuts to early-years services and public health funding also causing damage, according to Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
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22 Jan 7:18pm Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn wrong about EU state aid restrictions, says IPPR
The Independent
The think tank said it was clear that EU law is not incompatible with state ownership
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22 Jan 7:17pm Government's failure to understand surge in demand for children's services will see more exposed to neglect and abuse, report finds
The Independent
Life chances of hundreds of thousands of children in danger as cuts to services mean more youngsters going into care – but ministers failing to get to grips with issue, warns NAO
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22 Jan 7:09pm Children's education being 'damaged' by academy failures, MPs warn
The Independent
'When things go wrong in schools, pupils can be badly affected'
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22 Jan 7:03pm Anger in New Zealand over interview with leader of gang accused of sexually assaulting girls
The Guardian
Joseph Parker, who led ‘Roast Busters’ group that boasted of sex with underage girls, has also launched fundraiser for his music career Women’s advocacy groups have criticised the decision to broadcast a TV interview with the ringleader of a gang that bragged about having sex with underage, intoxicated girls in New Zealand. The interview coincided with an attempt to crowdfund his music career. Joseph Parker told Newshub he was not a “monster”, adding: “we didn’t do all the things that people thought we did.” The interview comes years after Parker became known as the ringleader of Facebook group “Roast Busters”, in which he and a core group of four other young Auckland men boasted about group sex with young, drunk girls.
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