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Senate committee narrowly backs Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state47m Senate committee narrowly backs Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state
The Independent
Democrats object to current CIA director's hawkish record and closeness to Donald Trump
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49m Toronto van: Nine dead and 16 injured as pedestrians are hit
BBC
A suspect is arrested nearby after a standoff with police.
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Everton 1-0 Newcastle United1h 4m Everton 1-0 Newcastle United
BBC
Theo Walcott scores his first goal since January as Everton beat Newcastle to move up to eighth in the Premier League.
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Windrush: UK citizenship fees and language tests waived1h 5m Windrush: UK citizenship fees and language tests waived
BBC
Compensation is also promised - as Labour warns against "token" sums for those affected.
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1h 16m Windrush: UK citizenship fees and language tests waived
BBC
Compensation is also promised - as Labour warns against "token" sums for those affected.
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1h 43m Everton 1-0 Newcastle United
BBC
Theo Walcott scores his first goal since January as Everton beat Newcastle to move up to eighth in the Premier League.
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Is Bollywood ready for #MeToo?1h 45m Is Bollywood ready for #MeToo?
BBC
Actresses open up about sexual harassment in Bollywood and why more women haven't spoken out.
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Toronto collision: Nine dead and 16 injured after van mounts pavement1h 59m Toronto collision: Nine dead and 16 injured after van mounts pavement
BBC
Suspect is arrested nearby after a standoff with police.
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Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in life support legal row2h Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in life support legal row
BBC
The Italian foreign office says it hopes the terminally ill toddler "can get immediate transfer to Italy".
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Toronto collision: Pedestrians hit after van mounts kerb2h Toronto collision: Pedestrians hit after van mounts kerb
BBC
Police yet to confirm if there were fatalities, but witnesses reported seeing bodies at the scene.
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3h Robot helps Jack McLinden, 14, to be Everton mascot
BBC
A robot carried on to the pitch feeds panoramic live images and sound back to Jack McLinden's tablet.
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3h Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in life support legal row
BBC
The Italian foreign office says it hopes the terminally ill toddler "can get immediate transfer to Italy".
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Toronto collision: Pedestrians injured after van mounts kerb3h Toronto collision: Pedestrians injured after van mounts kerb
BBC
The vehicle was reportedly located several blocks away, and the driver was taken into custody.
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3h Royal baby: Duke and duchess show off new son
BBC
Prince William says he has "thrice the worry now" as he and Catherine leave hospital with their 8lb 7oz baby.
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4h Multiple pedestrians hit by van in Toronto
BBC
The vehicle was reportedly located several blocks away, and the driver was taken into custody.
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Waffle House shooting: police arrest man suspected of killing four people in Nashville4h Waffle House shooting: police arrest man suspected of killing four people in Nashville
The Guardian
Travis Reinking had been on the run since the early hours of Sunday, after a customer at the restaurant he attacked wrestled him for his gun Authorities have captured the gunman suspected of killing four during an attack on a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville on Sunday. The man was apprehended in a wooded area. “Murder suspect Travis Reinking is in custody. Arrested moments ago,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
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Nicaragua riots: US State Department pull embassy staff out of the country amid mass violence4h Nicaragua riots: US State Department pull embassy staff out of the country amid mass violence
The Independent
At least 24 people are dead as a result of a crack down on the protests, according to aide agencies
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4h Nashville Waffle House shooting: Man suspected of fatally shooting four people arrested
The Independent
Travis Reinking is suspected to have shot and killed four people at a Waffle House
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House of Lords defeats government plans to scrap EU rights charter after Brexit5h House of Lords defeats government plans to scrap EU rights charter after Brexit
The Independent
The government has suffered another defeat in the House of Lords on its flagship Brexit bill.
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Royal baby: Duke and duchess show off new son5h Royal baby: Duke and duchess show off new son
BBC
Prince William says he has "thrice the worry now" as he and Catherine leave hospital with their 8lb 7oz baby.
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5h Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in life-support legal row
BBC
The Italian foreign office says it hopes the terminally ill toddler "can get immediate transfer to Italy".
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Windrush: UK citizenship fees and language tests waived5h Windrush: UK citizenship fees and language tests waived
BBC
Compensation is also promised - as Labour warns against "token" sums for those affected.
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Royal baby: Duke and Duchess show off new son5h Royal baby: Duke and Duchess show off new son
BBC
Prince William and Catherine leave hospital after the arrival of their third child, an 8lb 7oz boy.
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Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in life-support legal row5h Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in life-support legal row
BBC
The Italian foreign office says it hopes the terminally ill toddler "can get immediate transfer to Italy".
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Family of student stabbed to death on way home from football match blame police and government for murder5h Family of student stabbed to death on way home from football match blame police and government for murder
The Independent
'How many more have to die this way before everyone cares? How many more communities like ours have to be terrorised by mindless stabbings?'
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Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 21005h Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100
The Independent
Worst climate change predictions forecast cities from New York to New Orleans will be devastated due to flooding by turn of century
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Windrush: UK citizenship fees and language tests waived5h Windrush: UK citizenship fees and language tests waived
BBC
Compensation is also promised - as Labour warns against "token" sums for those affected.
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5h Royal baby: Duke and Duchess show off new son
BBC
Prince William and Catherine leave hospital after the arrival of their third child, an 8lb 7oz boy.
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6h Windrush: Government to waive citizenship fees and tests for scandal victims regardless of documentation
The Independent
The government has announced it will effectively fast-track citizenship for people affected by the Windrush scandal, even if they lack a full set of documents to prove their status.
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7h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy
BBC
Catherine and her third child, who is fifth in line to the throne and weighs 8lb 7oz, are "doing well".
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7h EU signs new trade deal with Mexico as Brexit looms
The Independent
UK is hoping to piggy-back on EU deals after Brexit
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7h More than four in 10 Britons struggle to make ends meet financially, study finds
The Independent
'It's hard to cut back when it's the basic bills which you are finding difficult to pay'
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7h Nicaragua riots: US State Department pull embassy staff out of the country amid mass violence
The Independent
The United States State Department is pulling its embassy staff out of Nicaragua following days of deadly riots in the country.
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Serzh Sargsyan: Armenian PM resigns after days of protests8h Serzh Sargsyan: Armenian PM resigns after days of protests
BBC
Serzh Sargsyan, who recently moved from president to PM, steps down after street protests against him.
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8h Dylan Hartley: England captain to miss South Africa tour with concussion
BBC
England captain Dylan Hartley is ruled out of the summer tour of South Africa because of concussion.
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8h Alfie Evans: Protesters try to storm Alder Hey hospital
BBC
About 200 people gather outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in support of the terminally ill toddler.
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Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy9h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy
BBC
Catherine and her third child, who is fifth in line to the throne and weighs 8lb 7oz, are "doing well".
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9h Students should receive minimum living income to overcome poverty, says report
The Independent
'It is particularly concerning that large numbers of students who submitted evidence said they couldn't afford heating and food'
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Seeds for new financial crisis 'being planted', warns economist Douglas Diamond9h Seeds for new financial crisis 'being planted', warns economist Douglas Diamond
The Independent
One of the world's top financial economists said his current research made him concerned that credit was once again being granted too liberally, just as it was before the 2008 meltdown
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9h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy
BBC
Catherine and her third child, who is fifth in line to the throne and weighs 8lbs 7oz, are "doing well".
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10h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy
BBC
Catherine and her third child, who is fifth in line to the throne and weighs 8lbs 7oz, are "doing well".
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10h Alfie Evans: European Court of Human Rights refuses to intervene in 23-month-old's case
The Independent
The parents of Alfie Evans will not be allowed to present their case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after judges refused to intervene in the 23-month-old's case.
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Royal baby: Duchess gives birth to boy10h Royal baby: Duchess gives birth to boy
BBC
Catherine and her third child, who is fifth in line to the throne and weighs 8lbs 7oz, are "doing well".
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Paradise Papers: Ukraine crime gang hid proceeds in luxury London flats11h Paradise Papers: Ukraine crime gang hid proceeds in luxury London flats
BBC
Details from the Paradise Papers show millions were secretly invested in the UK via offshore firms.
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London Marathon death: Former Masterchef contestant Matt Campbell dies after collapsing at mile 2211h London Marathon death: Former Masterchef contestant Matt Campbell dies after collapsing at mile 22
The Independent
A former Masterchef contestant has died after collapsing during the London Marathon.
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11h Brexit: Government insists UK will leave customs union
BBC
The government rules out a U-turn on customs after a House of Lords defeat on its Brexit bill.
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12h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge in labour
BBC
She travelled with the Duke of Cambridge to St Mary's Hospital, London, for the birth of her third child.
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Man who filmed girlfriend's pet pug dog giving Nazi salutes fined £80012h Man who filmed girlfriend's pet pug dog giving Nazi salutes fined £800
The Independent
A YouTuber who trained his girlfriend's dog to perform Nazi salutes has been fined £800 for being grossly offensive.
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Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour12h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour
BBC
She travelled with the Duke of Cambridge to St Mary's Hospital, London, for the birth of her third child.
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12h Body of British man who went missing on Hamburg stag weekend found in river River Elbe
The Independent
The body of missing British man Liam Colgan has been found in the River Elbe in Hamburg, a charity helping his family as reported.
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Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium13h Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium
BBC
Salah Abdeslam receives a 20-year sentence over a gunfight that led to his arrest in 2016.
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Nashville Waffle House: James Shaw denies heroism13h Nashville Waffle House: James Shaw denies heroism
BBC
James Shaw Jr, who wrestled the gun from the attacker, says it was a "selfish act", not heroic.
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St. George's Day: Who was the dragon slayer and why is he England's patron saint?13h St. George's Day: Who was the dragon slayer and why is he England's patron saint?
The Independent
Roman solider beheaded for refusing to renounce Christian faith has stood as emblem of English heroism for centuries
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Emmanuel Macron will urge US to keep troops in Syria during US state visit13h Emmanuel Macron will urge US to keep troops in Syria during US state visit
The Independent
French president will also warn about dangers of America abandoning Iran nuclear deal
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13h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour
BBC
She travelled with the Duke of Cambridge to St Mary's Hospital, London, for the birth of her third child.
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Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam convicted of attempted murder in Brussels shootout13h Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam convicted of attempted murder in Brussels shootout
The Independent
Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been convicted of attempted murder over a shoot-out with police in Belgium.
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Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour14h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour
BBC
She travelled with the Duke of Cambridge to St Mary's Hospital, London, for the birth of her third child.
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14h Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium
BBC
Salah Abdeslam receives a 20-year sentence over a gunfight that led to his arrest in 2016.
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Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour14h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour
BBC
She travelled with the Duke of Cambridge to St Mary's Hospital, London, for the birth of her third child.
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14h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour
BBC
She travelled with the Duke of Cambridge to St Mary's Hospital, London, for the birth of her third child.
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Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour14h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour
BBC
She travelled with the Duke of Cambridge to St Mary's Hospital, London, for the birth of her third child.
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14h Paris attack suspect convicted in Belgium
BBC
Salah Abdeslam is found guilty of terror charges over a gunfight that led to his arrest in 2016.
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Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour15h Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour
BBC
Catherine travelled with the Duke of Cambridge to St Mary's Hospital, London, for the birth of her third child.
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Royal baby - latest updates: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour with third child15h Royal baby - latest updates: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour with third child
The Independent
The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital after going into labour with her third child.
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Government insists UK will leave customs union15h Government insists UK will leave customs union
BBC
Before a Commons debate this week, the government says it will not change its position.
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South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North16h South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North
BBC
South Korea says silencing the propaganda broadcasts will help set the mood for the inter-Korean summit.
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France approves controversial immigration bill16h France approves controversial immigration bill
BBC
The law shortens asylum application deadlines and doubles the time illegal migrants can be detained.
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£6m pledge for children of alcoholics16h £6m pledge for children of alcoholics
BBC
The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents.
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16h TSB customers report online problems
BBC
One man was credited with £13,000 he didn't have, and could see details of someone else's account.
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16h Climate change: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m for Paris deal
BBC
New York City's ex-mayor pledges $4.5m to help cover the lapsed US contribution to the Paris accord.
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Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush17h Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush
BBC
The animal, Max, remained with the three-year-old girl as she took shelter in Australia.
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News Daily: Customs union vow and Facebook sued over ads17h News Daily: Customs union vow and Facebook sued over ads
BBC
Your morning briefing for Monday 23 April 2018.
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With 250 babies born each minute, how many people can the Earth sustain? | Lucy Lamble18h With 250 babies born each minute, how many people can the Earth sustain? | Lucy Lamble
The Guardian
UN data suggests that the world’s population will hit 11 billion by 2100, with the fastest rises being recorded in Africa and Asia
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Banking royal commission: AMP head of compliance grilled over financial planners – live18h Banking royal commission: AMP head of compliance grilled over financial planners – live
The Guardian
Commission continues with further cases of inappropriate advice involving ANZ and AMP, then NAB financial advisers. Follow it live …
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South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North18h South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North
BBC
South Korea says silencing the propaganda broadcasts will help set the mood for the inter-Korean summit.
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Customs union U-turn by May could provoke Brexiter cabinet revolt18h Customs union U-turn by May could provoke Brexiter cabinet revolt
The Guardian
Treasury committee chair Nicky Morgan calls for calm and says ‘sabre-rattling’ is unhelpful Theresa May could face a cabinet revolt on a customs union as peers prepare to inflict more defeats on the government over the EU withdrawal bill in a key week for the future of the UK’s relations with Europe. Amid Brexiter threats of a leadership challenge, the former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan, who chairs the Treasury committee, said party rebels should be careful what they wished for.
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18h Customs union U-turn by May could provoke Brexiter cabinet revolt
The Guardian
Treasury committee chair Nicky Morgan calls for calm and says ‘sabre-rattling’ is unhelpful Theresa May could face a cabinet revolt on a customs union as peers prepare to inflict more defeats on the government over the EU withdrawal bill in a key week for the future of the UK’s relations with Europe. Amid Brexiter threats of a leadership challenge, the former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan, who chairs the Treasury committee, said party rebels should be careful what they wished for.
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How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion19h How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion
The Guardian
European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practice of deep-sea bottom trawling
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Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal19h Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal
The Guardian
Winners of the world’s leading environmental award faced down Vladimir Putin and the country’s recently deposed leader, Jacob Zuma, to overturn a multibillion-dollar nuclear deal
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19h New Zealand: hot summer leads to a tenfold explosion in rat population
The Guardian
Fertile breeding conditions caused by hottest summer since records began leads to surge of rats and mice A record-breaking long, hot summer has led to a tenfold explosion in New Zealand’s rodent population, with the country’s urban areas worst hit. The 2017-2018 summer in New Zealand was the hottest
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19h Boy, 12, steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mother
The Guardian
Sydney boy boarded flight alone to Perth, then another to Indonesia, where he checked into the All Seasons hotel
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£6m pledge for children of alcoholics19h £6m pledge for children of alcoholics
BBC
The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents.
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Banking royal commission: Tony Abbott calls for regulators to be sacked – live20h Banking royal commission: Tony Abbott calls for regulators to be sacked – live
The Guardian
Commission continues with further cases of inappropriate advice involving ANZ and AMP, then NAB financial advisers. Follow it live …
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Banking royal commission: Tony Abbott calls for regulators to be sacked – live20h Banking royal commission: Tony Abbott calls for regulators to be sacked – live
The Guardian
Commission continues with further cases of inappropriate advice involving ANZ and AMP, then NAB financial advisers. Follow it live …
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South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North20h South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North
BBC
It comes as leaders from both countries prepare to meet and North Korea says it is halting nuclear tests.
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Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush20h Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush
BBC
The animal, Max, remained with the three-year-old girl as she took shelter in Australia.
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Shania Twain sorry for saying she would have voted for Trump21h Shania Twain sorry for saying she would have voted for Trump
The Guardian
Canadian singer says she made ‘awkward’ comment in Guardian interview and regrets not adding more context Canadian singer Shania Twain has apologised for an “awkward” remark quoted in a
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21h France approves controversial immigration bill
BBC
The law shortens asylum application deadlines and doubles the time illegal migrants can be detained.
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Jeremy Corbyn reiterates plan for four new public holidays, including St George's Day21h Jeremy Corbyn reiterates plan for four new public holidays, including St George's Day
The Independent
He will tell a union conference on Monday - St George's Day - that after eight years of "damaging Tory austerity", Britain's workers deserve a day off
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Government insists UK will leave customs union21h Government insists UK will leave customs union
BBC
Before a Commons debate this week, the government says it will not change its position.
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Convicted stalkers and domestic abusers should be forced to wear GPS trackers, campaigners say21h Convicted stalkers and domestic abusers should be forced to wear GPS trackers, campaigners say
The Independent
'A lot of women who experience violence and abuse for years and years are extremely worried about the person finding them and hurting them again'
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Michael Bloomberg 'to write $4.5m cheque to cover US commitment to Paris climate agreement'22h Michael Bloomberg 'to write $4.5m cheque to cover US commitment to Paris climate agreement'
The Independent
Billionaire former mayor of New York says he hopes Donald Trump will change his mind and rejoin the pact next year
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22h Canadian lynched in Peru after being accused of killing shaman
The Guardian
Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, was believed to be a patient of indigenous healer Olivia Arévalo, 81 A Canadian man was beaten and lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after local people accused him of killing an 81-year-old indigenous healer, a police officer leading the murder investigation told the Guardian. Olivia Arévalo, a female shaman with the native Shipibo-Konibo people, was shot twice and died on Thursday near her home in the village of Victoria Gracia in Peru’s central Amazon region of Ucayali.
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Israeli secret service ran fake luxury beach resort as front for smuggling Jewish refugees from Sudan23h Israeli secret service ran fake luxury beach resort as front for smuggling Jewish refugees from Sudan
The Independent
Hotel was used in late 1970s and early 1980s to justify agents' presence and keep identities hidden
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Men 'dominate in every sector of society', says damning report23h Men 'dominate in every sector of society', says damning report
The Independent
Males 'haven't let go of the reins of power,' says Fawcett Society
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Martin Lewis launches legal action to 'give Facebook a bloody nose' over scam ads23h Martin Lewis launches legal action to 'give Facebook a bloody nose' over scam ads
The Independent
MoneySavingExpert founder says social network has published more than 50 fake posts bearing his name in the last year
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23h Climate change: Michael Bloomberg offers $4.5m for Paris deal
BBC
The former New York Mayor offers $4.5m to cover the lapsed US contribution to the climate agreement.
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Home Office agencies at heart of Windrush scandal rife with discrimination and harassment, employees say23h Home Office agencies at heart of Windrush scandal rife with discrimination and harassment, employees say
The Independent
MPs demand independent review amid claims 'deeply alarming' findings cast doubts over organisations' ability to handle immigration cases
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Government response to damning inquiry into disability benefit system 'falls short', say MPs24h Government response to damning inquiry into disability benefit system 'falls short', say MPs
The Independent
Ministers accused of refusing vital recommendations to restore trust among disabled claimants after report found 'pervasive lack of trust' in system with 'untenable human costs'
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24h One in eight birds is threatened with extinction, global study finds
The Guardian
Report on the state of the world’s birds reveals a biodiversity crisis driven by intensive farming, with once-common species such as puffins and snowy owls now at risk One in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction, and once widespread creatures such as the puffin, snowy owl and turtle dove are plummeting towards oblivion, according to the definitive study of global bird populations.
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24h Egypt holidays: Thomas Cook says bookings for 2018 have almost doubled
The Independent
Visitor numbers to the Red Sea are almost back to the levels in 2015, when Sharm el Sheikh was put on the Foreign Office no-go list
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