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Video shows British tourist 'snorting cocaine' off drug lord Pablo Escobar's grave35m Video shows British tourist 'snorting cocaine' off drug lord Pablo Escobar's grave
The Independent
Man inhales white substance from mob boss's tomb - before claiming, implausibly, to be Gordon Ramsay
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1h 17m Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation
BBC
The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.
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 Arrival records for thousands of the Windrush generation are found 1h 18m Arrival records for thousands of the Windrush generation are found
Daily Mail
The arrival records for tens of thousands of immigrants from the Windrush generation have been found in the National Archives.
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 Windrush pensioner cannot visit his family in the UK 1h 19m Windrush pensioner cannot visit his family in the UK
Daily Mail
Grandfather Clayton Barnes, 82, who moved to England in 1959, has been barred from returning to the country for the past eight years because officials said his paperwork had expired.
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Great lengths1h 30m Great lengths
The Guardian
How swimming lessons change the lives of refugee children
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Fed Cup: Johanna Konta beats Kurumi Nara after Heather Watson loses1h 45m Fed Cup: Johanna Konta beats Kurumi Nara after Heather Watson loses
BBC
Johanna Konta levels Great Britain's Fed Cup promotion play-off in Japan after Heather Watson loses the opener to Naomi Osaka.
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1h 45m Watch the amazing moment when the creator of the Ice Bucket Challenge regains his voice
The Independent
'I plan on doing everything I can from my end to help get this to ALS patients everywhere'
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2h Fed Cup: Johanna Konta wins after Heather Watson loses to Naomi Osaka
BBC
Johanna Konta levels Great Britain's Fed Cup promotion play-off in Japan after Heather Watson loses the opener to Naomi Osaka.
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2h Arsene Wenger: Arsenal must be bold in new manager search - Ivan Gazidis
BBC
Arsenal need to be "open-minded, brave and bold" in their search to replace Arsene Wenger as manager, says Ivan Gazidis.
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The 20 photographs of the week2h The 20 photographs of the week
The Guardian
Protests in Gaza, evacuations in Syria and the Commonwealth Games in Australia – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists
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Theresa May: Compensation for Windrush generation2h Theresa May: Compensation for Windrush generation
BBC
The prime minister says people who were treated unfairly will receive payments "where appropriate".
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Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking2h Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking
BBC
She pleaded not guilty to recruiting women for sexual exploitation in a purported self-help group.
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3h Renting property: how does it compare around the world?
The Guardian
UK millennials face a lifetime of renting, according to a report – here’s how other nations cope In the former textile quarter of the southern German city of Augsburg, Matthew Robinson, a 35-year-old school teacher, his wife Karoline and their two toddler daughters live in a three-room flat with a balcony that runs almost the entire length. It looks out over former brick factories-turned-flats, a park and a stream, along which Matthew cycles to work. The monthly rent for the 80 sq metre space is €1,090 (£948), made up of €780 in net “cold” rent, €200 for all the amenities, €60 for a garage parking space and €50 for the built-in kitchen.
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4h Memories still painful 25 years after Stephen Lawrence murder
The Guardian
The south-east London suburb of Eltham has struggled to shake off a reputation for racism Life continues near the unobtrusive granite plaque which marks the spot where Stephen Lawrence died, 25 years ago on Sunday. A woman pushes a pram, cars and buses rumble along, people wait at a bus stop perhaps unaware that this is the place where the aspiring architect was set upon by a gang of racists and stabbed to death.
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The Papers: Poisoning suspects and Windrush latest5h The Papers: Poisoning suspects and Windrush latest
BBC
A variety of stories lead Saturday's papers, from the Salisbury poisoning to medical breakthroughs.
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Call to save military airfields from closure6h Call to save military airfields from closure
BBC
Fifteen military airfields used by private pilots are due to be sold off, a group of MPs say.
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Five people die as anti-government protests spread across Nicaragua6h Five people die as anti-government protests spread across Nicaragua
The Guardian
Fears unrest over social security reforms may grow as more demonstrators join in and the state responds with heavy hand At least five people have died during three days of violent protests that have spread across Nicaragua in response to government reforms of the social security system. The violence follows the decision of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) government to push through reforms to the national social security system in response to the financial crisis affecting the National Social Security Institute (INSS).
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Real ale drinkers asked to embrace change7h Real ale drinkers asked to embrace change
BBC
The Campaign for Real Ale could start promoting other beers and ciders - and not just real ales.
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Why has Kim Jong-un halted North Korean tests now?7h Why has Kim Jong-un halted North Korean tests now?
BBC
What does the North Korean leader hopes to gain by his latest move, with two diplomatic summits ahead?
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8h Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking
BBC
Allison Mack pleads not guilty to recruiting women into the sexual and labour exploitation group Nxium.
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8h Sydney man charged with several terror-related offences
The Guardian
Police say they arrested the man after ‘a short struggle’ at a home in Redfern A Sydney man has been charged under New South Wales terror laws after police arrested him during “a short struggle” at a home in Redfern. The 24-year-old man was arrested on Friday after police conducted an unscheduled search of his Redfern home and viewed “items” on his mobile phone.
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9h British teenager who 'cyber-terrorised' US intelligence officials gets two years detention
The Independent
Youngster told one security chief 'I own you' through message posted on family TV
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10h 33 years on, a long-term solution to live export trade remains elusive
The Guardian
Reports show the economic importance of the industry is shrinking for everyone but the exporters themselves
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10h Theresa May: Compensation for Windrush generation
BBC
The prime minister says people who were treated unfairly will receive payments "where appropriate".
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10h North Korea: No need for more missile tests
BBC
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says missile and nuclear tests will stop immediately, state media say.
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North Korea: No need for more missile tests11h North Korea: No need for more missile tests
BBC
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says there is no more need for nuclear or missile tests, state media says.
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11h Hither Green burglary: Police arrest man in connection with break-in that saw intruder stabbed to death
The Independent
Police have arrested a man in connection with a botched burglary in which a pensioner killed a career criminal in his home in Hither Green, south-east London.
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Michael Cohen may have to declare Stormy Daniels case could affect criminal probe11h Michael Cohen may have to declare Stormy Daniels case could affect criminal probe
The Independent
Attorneys want a stay on the porn star's lawsuit, saying it could affect a separate criminal investigation
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Maltese politicians face calls for money laundering inquiry11h Maltese politicians face calls for money laundering inquiry
The Guardian
Opposition leaders file court action against PM’s chief of staff and former energy minister Opposition leaders in Malta have filed an application to court asking for a formal inquiry into the offshore activities of prime minister Joseph Muscat’s chief of staff and one of his leading ministers.
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Israeli military shoots dead two Palestinians after dropping leaflets on Gaza warning against border protests11h Israeli military shoots dead two Palestinians after dropping leaflets on Gaza warning against border protests
The Independent
Leaflets read: 'Hamas is taking advantage of you to carry out terrorist attacks. The IDF is prepared for any scenario. Stay away from the fence'
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12h Man arrested over suspected role in Hither Green burglary
The Guardian
Billy Jeeves arrested two weeks after burglary in which intruder was stabbed to death A man suspected of being an accomplice in a burglary in which one of the intruders was stabbed to death earlier this month has been arrested, police have said. Billy Jeeves, 28, who had been on the run since the incident on Wednesday 4 April, was tracked to northern Kent and arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary, theft and possession of a controlled substance at about 5.30pm on Friday.
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12h Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28
BBC
One of the world's biggest dance music stars has died in Oman, his representatives say.
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Eight jailed in Italy over secret talks between state officials and mafia12h Eight jailed in Italy over secret talks between state officials and mafia
The Guardian
Five-year case has thrown light on one of the murkiest chapter’s in Italy’s recent history A court in Italy has convicted eight men, including mob bosses, police investigators and a close associate of
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'Hostile environment' prevents migrants accessing NHS and delays detection of infectious diseases, experts warn13h 'Hostile environment' prevents migrants accessing NHS and delays detection of infectious diseases, experts warn
The Independent
Policy which brought about Windrush scandal also raises risk of HIV and other infectious diseases going undiagnosed and being passed on
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13h Democratic party sues Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump campaign over election disruption
The Guardian
The party alleges in the federal lawsuit that Trump campaign officials conspired with Russia to hurt Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton The Democratic National Committee has filed a lawsuit against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging a widespread conspiracy to help swing the 2016 US presidential election.
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Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 2813h Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28
BBC
One of the world's biggest dance music stars has died in Oman, his representatives say.
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13h Eric Garner: Prosecutors 'recommend charging police officer over death'
The Independent
Mr Garner's final words 'I can't breathe' became rallying cry for Black Lives Matter
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Students do not trust exam officers to look after their mobile phones during GCSEs and A levels, Ofqual boss suggests13h Students do not trust exam officers to look after their mobile phones during GCSEs and A levels, Ofqual boss suggests
The Independent
'We are encouraging schools and colleges to reflect on how they can best assure their students their phones will be safe'
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13h People perform tasks better when others are watching, scientists find
The Independent
'You might think having people watch you isn't going to help, but it might actually make you perform better,' says researcher
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Avicii dead: Swedish DJ and musician's five greatest songs13h Avicii dead: Swedish DJ and musician's five greatest songs
The Independent
House bangers and platinum-selling sensations included
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Stuart Colman: Record producer who scored hits with Shakin' Stevens, Cliff Richard and The Young Ones14h Stuart Colman: Record producer who scored hits with Shakin' Stevens, Cliff Richard and The Young Ones
The Independent
The Yorkshireman had a fierce passion for rock'n' roll, and produced 33 UK hit singles, working with a diverse range of artists and genres, from the Osmonds to his hero Little Richard
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14h Primary school headteacher quits over government's curriculum reforms with emotional letter
The Independent
'How can I lead a school when I do not agree with what is being 'forced' upon us?'
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14h Avicii: chart-topping EDM star dies aged 28
The Guardian
The producer and DJ, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28. His representative said in a statement: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as
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DJ Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, dies at 2814h DJ Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, dies at 28
BBC
Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Oman at the age of 28, his representatives said.
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Alfie Evans case: Supreme Court rules against parents for second time14h Alfie Evans case: Supreme Court rules against parents for second time
BBC
The court has also refused permission for the parents of the terminally ill toddler to appeal.
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Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea cases expected to emerge worldwide14h Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea cases expected to emerge worldwide
The Independent
Warnings after UK man and two Australians suffer STI untreatable with usual drugs
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14h Would you pass America's green card marriage interview?
The Independent
'We have seen more scrutiny and more questions about marriage lately'
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15h Windrush scandal: Theresa May says people affected by immigration crackdown will receive 'compensation'
The Independent
Payments will go beyond 'reimbursement of any legal fees' to recognise the pain inflicted by the debacle
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DJ Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, dies at 2815h DJ Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, dies at 28
BBC
Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Oman at the age of 28, his representatives said.
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Swedish DJ Avicii dies at 2815h Swedish DJ Avicii dies at 28
BBC
Swedish DJ Avicii, who has collaborated with the likes of Madonna and Coldplay, has died in Oman at the age of 28
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Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head15h Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head
BBC
Commonwealth leaders agree that the Prince of Wales will be the next head of the organisation.
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16h Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head
BBC
Commonwealth leaders agree that the Prince of Wales will be the next head of the organisation.
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Amber Rudd backs new immigration analysis designed to tackle 'myths', in challenge to Theresa May's approach16h Amber Rudd backs new immigration analysis designed to tackle 'myths', in challenge to Theresa May's approach
The Independent
Annual report based on advice by independent experts 'could have benefits' for immigration policy, Home Secretary acknowledges
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16h Israeli government denounces Natalie Portman for pulling out of prestigious awards ceremony in protest
The Independent
'Recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel,' says Hollywood star's representative
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17h Jessica Huie on finding a job that gives you a sense of purpose
The Independent
A whole industry has sprung up around helping people who feel unfulfilled at work. What should you do if you get the itch to try something different?
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HSBC faces protests at AGM over investments in arms companies supplying Israeli government17h HSBC faces protests at AGM over investments in arms companies supplying Israeli government
The Independent
Campaign groups demand bank divest from companies they say supply arms used for violence against Palestinians
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Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head17h Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head
BBC
Commonwealth leaders agree that Prince Charles will be the next head of the organisation, BBC understands.
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18h Cows could be largest mammals on earth if extinction continues at this pace
The Independent
Human influence on the survival of big mammals is 'striking,' one scientist says
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Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head18h Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head
BBC
Commonwealth leaders agree that Prince Charles will be the next head of the organisation, BBC understands.
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18h NHS spending hundreds of millions on care for women given vaginal mesh implants which can cause 'horrifying' complications
The Independent
At least £245m spent on follow-up care as health minister vows to do best for women 'left with debilitating, life-changing injuries'
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18h Nissan to cut hundreds of jobs at Sunderland plant as demand for diesel cars plummets
The Independent
It comes just days after Jaguar Land Rover cut 1,000 agency staff jobs
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20h Prince Charles to succeed the Queen as head of the Commonwealth
The Independent
Some had argued the role - which is not hereditary - should be rotated between countries in the Commonwealth
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20h John Tomlin: Man jailed for 16 years for acid attack on two cousins in east London
The Independent
A man who doused a student and her cousin with acid in a "vicious" attack has been jailed for 16 years.
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Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head20h Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head
BBC
Commonwealth leaders agree that Prince Charles will be the next head of the organisation, BBC understands.
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21h Skripal poisoning: Salisbury toxic hotspots clean-up begins
BBC
Police cordons seal off parts of the city but officials insist there is no danger to the public.
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What should we think of JD Wetherspoon ditching social media? 21h What should we think of JD Wetherspoon ditching social media?
The Independent
Tim Martin knows his audience and this is a shrewd move
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21h Record Stay Day is a remarkable effort at self help by an industry
The Independent
The event has played a key role in the revival of the much loved independent record store as well as vinyl
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22h UK Brexit negotiators 'offered no new solutions' to Irish border problem in talks
The Independent
No changes to the draft withdrawal agreement were proposed, with negotiators trying to sell the UK customs partnership paper from last year
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23h Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze
BBC
Twelve people manage to get out of the building in north-east London before firefighters arrive.
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23h Mea Culpa: Put out the flags for a mistake that comes round every other year
The Independent
The difference between biannual and biennial, and more about the campaign against unnecessary hyphens in this week's Independent
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23h AI researchers earning over $1m at non-profit organisations
The Independent
Salaries for top researchers soar as there are not many people who understand esoteric technology and thousands of companies need knowledgable employees
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Bank of England interest rate-setter Michael Saunders dismisses signs of UK economic slowdown24h Bank of England interest rate-setter Michael Saunders dismisses signs of UK economic slowdown
The Independent
Michael Saunders one of two members of the MPC to vote in March for an immediate hike in the cost of borrowing from 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent
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Mount Io: Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years24h Mount Io: Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years
The Independent
Officials warn local residents of falling volcanic rocks and ash
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24h Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency surges further above $8,000
The Independent
The value of the digital currency has shifted wildly over recent weeks. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes
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Windrush: Alan Johnson says landing cards decision was made in 200924h Windrush: Alan Johnson says landing cards decision was made in 2009
BBC
Former Labour home secretary says the "administrative decision" was made by UK Border Agency officials.
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Skripal poisoning: Salisbury residents told area is safe24h Skripal poisoning: Salisbury residents told area is safe
BBC
The city's decontamination continues as a scientist warns of toxic "hotspots" of Novichok.
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24h Windrush generation problems likely to be 'unforeseen consequence' of 'hostile immigration' policy, former Home Office official says
The Independent
Remarks come amid escalating pressure on the PM over the government's handling of the Windrush scandal
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25h Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list
BBC
Actress Millie Bobby Brown is the youngest person ever named in Time's most influential people list.
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Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze25h Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze
BBC
Twelve people manage to get out of the building in north-east London before firefighters arrive.
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Repeal the Eighth: Latest updates on Ireland's abortion referendum25h Repeal the Eighth: Latest updates on Ireland's abortion referendum
The Independent
All the latest news and discussion ahead of Ireland's vote on 25 May which could lift the country's ban on abortion
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25h Thousands evacuated after World War Two bomb found near Berlin's central rail station
The Independent
Operation to diffuse 500kg British bomb causes widespread disruption in German capital
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Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze25h Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze
BBC
Twelve people manage to get out of the building in north-east London before firefighters arrive.
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Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze26h Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze
BBC
Tweleve people manage to get out of the building in north-east London before firefighters arrive.
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26h National Trust should be radical, says Hilary McGrady
BBC
The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.
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Regulators propose fine for Barclays boss Jes Staley over whistleblower scandal26h Regulators propose fine for Barclays boss Jes Staley over whistleblower scandal
The Independent
The lender's chief executive said he had not been aware that he had broken any rules
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Chingford fire: Woman dies in care home blaze26h Chingford fire: Woman dies in care home blaze
BBC
More than 70 firefighters are called in to tackle the blaze in Chingford, north-east London.
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Chingford fire: Woman dies in care home blaze27h Chingford fire: Woman dies in care home blaze
BBC
More than 70 firefighters are called in to tackle the blaze in Chingford, north-east London.
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Leicester blast father tells of pain27h Leicester blast father tells of pain
BBC
Jose Ragoobeer says he relives what happened to his family every night before he goes sleep.
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Chingford fire: woman dies in blaze at block of flats28h Chingford fire: woman dies in blaze at block of flats
The Guardian
More than 70 firefighters fought the blaze in north-east London early on Friday morning A woman has died after a fire broke out at a block of flats in north-east London.
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Tackling the wait for a visual assistant referee call28h Tackling the wait for a visual assistant referee call
BBC
VAR (visual assistant referee) has been trialled in several countries, but some fans complain it takes too long.
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Chingford fire: Woman dies in care home blaze28h Chingford fire: Woman dies in care home blaze
BBC
More than 70 firefighters are called in to tackle the blaze in Chingford, north-east London.
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28h Chemical warfare and Isis hobble Trump to Syria
The Guardian
US president has insisted he wants to pull troops out, but appears hamstrung by regional instabilities and his own ill-defined goals Donald Trump remains determined to take US troops out of Syria “as rapidly as possible” despite his decision last week to launch air strikes against government targets, a senior Republican senator has said.
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FA Cup semi-finals: Five Manchester United v Tottenham goals28h FA Cup semi-finals: Five Manchester United v Tottenham goals
BBC
BBC Sport looks back at five goals from FA Cup matches between Manchester United and Tottenham before their semi-final on Saturday.
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Chingford fire: Woman dies in care home blaze28h Chingford fire: Woman dies in care home blaze
BBC
More than 70 firefighters were called in to tackle the blaze in Chingford, north-east London.
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28h Chingford fire: Connington Court evacuated
BBC
More than 70 firefighters were called in to tackle the blaze in Chingford, north-east London.
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Commonwealth meeting: Leaders to discuss who will succeed Queen as head 19 Apr 10:35pm Commonwealth meeting: Leaders to discuss who will succeed Queen as head
BBC
The Queen has told leaders it is her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles succeeds her in the role.
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19 Apr 10:12pm Comey memos released: key takeaways from former FBI chief's talks with Donald Trump
The Independent
In one document, Donald Trump said to cite Vladimir Putin's praise for Russian prostitutes
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19 Apr 9:17pm Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database
BBC
Former Culture Secretary Baroness Tessa Jowell hopes better cancer treatments can be developed.
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Queen publicly endorses Prince Charles to be next head of the Commonwealth 19 Apr 8:40pm Queen publicly endorses Prince Charles to be next head of the Commonwealth
The Independent
Leaders are due to discuss the issue of succession during the two-day summit
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South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests 19 Apr 8:15pm South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests
BBC
Cyril Ramaphosa leaves the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent clashes at home.
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19 Apr 8:05pm Salisbury nerve agent could still be at 'toxic' levels in places, residents told
The Independent
Work is to begin decontaminating nine locations across the city
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19 Apr 7:44pm California National Guard 'to get federal funding' despite Trump's claim to the contrary
The Independent
After initially lauding California for seeking to deploy National Guard personnel, Donald Trump has blasted the state for imposing limitations
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19 Apr 7:10pm Hundreds of sharks and other fish discovered tangled in 'ghost net' drifting through Caribbean Sea
The Independent
'I jumped in the water first and was shocked at what I saw. It took my breath away'
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19 Apr 7:01pm Brexit divorce bill will surpass £39bn, warns Whitehall watchdog
The Guardian
Extra £3bn budget payout and $2.9bn overseas aid fund will raise May’s estimate says NAO The cost of the Brexit divorce bill for the UK could be billions higher than the £35bn-£39bn figure put forward by Theresa May, a report by Whitehall’s spending watchdog suggested.
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