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2h 'We must act before another child is killed': Warning over abuse linked to witchcraft and possession beliefs in UK
The Independent
Exclusive: Experts call for Government funding to tackle abuse being 'hidden in plain sight'
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Theresa May facing call for early vote on plans to cut number of MPs from 650 to 6004h Theresa May facing call for early vote on plans to cut number of MPs from 650 to 600
The Independent
The House is due to vote in the autumn on new parliamentary boundaries
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4h New blood test can detect autism in children
The Independent
Researchers at the University of Warwick discover link between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma
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Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges university costs5h Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges university costs
BBC
The prime minister launches review amid "serious concerns" about university costs in England.
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Student finance isn't working, Theresa May admits as she launches major review5h Student finance isn't working, Theresa May admits as she launches major review
The Independent
The Prime Minister will also outline how she aims to break down 'false boundaries' and warn against 'outdated attitudes' that favour academic over technical qualifications
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FA Cup Shuffle: Sanchez gets carried away, Willian mind-games & Keown kills the vibe in round five6h FA Cup Shuffle: Sanchez gets carried away, Willian mind-games & Keown kills the vibe in round five
BBC
Watch the quirkier moments from the fifth round of the FA Cup, including mind-games from Willian, some home truths from Martin Keown and getting carried away with Alexis Sanchez.
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Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers6h Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers
BBC
Worshippers leaving an evening church service in Dagestan were fired upon by a gunman.
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6h Florida school massacre survivors plan march on US cities over gun control
The Independent
'We are going to be marching together as students begging for our lives'
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7h Baftas: What the stars were talking about on the red carpet
BBC
From the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements to the films they made, the stars had a lot to say.
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7h Bafta Awards 2018: Stars wear black on the red carpet
BBC
Guests at the Bafta Film Awards unite in support of the Time's Up and Me Too campaigns.
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8h Emma Gonzales: Student who survived Florida shooting hailed as hero for her impassioned speech at gun control rally
The Independent
'All power to Emma Gonzales, a leader born in the crucible of tragedy. Listen to her, support her, and call BS on our national gun policy,' says supporter
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9h Winter Olympics 2018: Woodsy, scary aerials & masters of the mic
BBC
Watch the best moments from day nine of Pyeongchang 2018, including James Woods' bid for ski slopestyle silverware and the thrill of the aerials.
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9h Rochdale hold Spurs in FA Cup
BBC
Steve Davies' dramatic injury-time equaliser earns League One Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay against Tottenham.
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Florida shooting: As community tries to heal, students say they want theirs to be the last school massacre9h Florida shooting: As community tries to heal, students say they want theirs to be the last school massacre
The Independent
Following the deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas many Parkland residents say they see this as a moment for gun restrictions
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10h Ultra-Orthodox Jews say London schools should not teach 'lies' that Earth is older than 6,000 years
The Independent
Rabbis reportedly insistent schools should be allowed to tell children Earth was created on date in Bible
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10h Father mistaken for a paedophile after booking a hotel room with his 14-year-old daughter
The Independent
'One minute I was brushing my teeth, the next I was being told I was a paedophile,' says Karl Pollard
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11h Government refuses medical cannabis to six-year-old epileptic boy who had 3,000 seizures in a year
The Independent
'He's just a six-year-old boy, he deserves a happy life. We've found something that makes him happy and now we've got to take that away'
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11h Labour official pushes woman rival out of the way at vote
Daily Mail
Emily Thornberry insisted an angry clash at yesterday's national policy forum was being overblown and the woman involved was not worried by it.
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'Sickening' petrol bomb attack on young man with severe learning difficulties11h 'Sickening' petrol bomb attack on young man with severe learning difficulties
The Independent
Police say they 'know of no reason why this man would be targeted'
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12h Ten hikers missing after avalanche in Swiss Alps
The Independent
An avalanche in the Swiss canton of Valais, which borders France and Italy, has swept away 10 hikers, a police spokesman said on Sunday.
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12h Chinese New Year 2018 celebrated in London this weekend
Daily Mail
Extravagant parades, striking costumes and enormous dragons could be seen as Londoners came out in force to mark the arrival of the Year of the Dog during Chinese New Year celebrations.
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12h Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington
BBC
Young survivors of Wednesday's school massacre demand it be a "turning point" on gun control.
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13h Russian church shooting: Four people killed in Dagestan attack
The Independent
A gunman has opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing four people and wounding four others.
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Tuition fees should be based on career prospects, says Education Secretary13h Tuition fees should be based on career prospects, says Education Secretary
The Independent
Review likely to look at issues such as cutting or freezing tuition fees
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13h Food standards 'must not be sacrificed to cheap imports' after Brexit, say MPs
The Independent
EU is biggest trading partner for UK's £110 billion a year food sector
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14h May says Britain and Europe need a new security treaty
Daily Mail
The Prime Minister was challenged twice after her speech to the Munich Security Conference to explain why she was pushing through the referendum if it could have dangerous consequences.
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14h Two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli army fire in Gaza
The Independent
It comes as the Israeli military said it struck 18 targets in Gaza overnight
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Benjamin Netanyahu attacks Polish PM for saying Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust14h Benjamin Netanyahu attacks Polish PM for saying Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust
The Independent
'The Polish Prime Minister's remarks here in Munich are outrageous. There is a problem here of an inability to understand history'
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14h RBS admits FORGING an elderly customer's signature
Daily Mail
The bank was forced to apologise after retired teacher Jean Mackay came forward with paperwork that clearly showed her signature was faked on a bank document.
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14h World Vision denies claims staff sexually exploited Haiti earthquake survivors
The Independent
'World Vision's extensive investigations into these issues revealed that those involved in sexual exploitation were not World Vision staff'
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15h Iran Aseman Airlines crash: Years of sanctions have left passengers with one of oldest air fleets in the world
The Independent
Until the new planes arrive – possibly never, if President Trump decides to ban their export – engineers are having to make do with cannibalising grounded aircraft for parts
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16h Actor Emma Watson donates £1m to anti-harassment campaign
BBC
Emma Watson is among 200 stars calling for an end to workplace sexual harassment ahead of the Baftas.
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16h Mary Beard posts tearful picture of herself after defence of Oxfam aid workers provokes backlash
The Independent
Academic was criticised both for the original tweet and also for 'manipulative' photo of her tearful response to said criticism
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17h Jo Cox's family say they will support Brendan Cox in wake of sexual harassment allegations
The Independent
The sister of the murdered MP Jo Cox has said the family will stand by the late politician's husband after he was accused of sexual harassment.
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Florida shooting: Donald Trump attacks FBI over 'missed' opportunities saying 'too much time' spent on Russia probe18h Florida shooting: Donald Trump attacks FBI over 'missed' opportunities saying 'too much time' spent on Russia probe
The Independent
'They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics'
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19h Government must reconsider 'punitive' student loan interest rates, MPs say
The Independent
The Treasury Committee is 'unconvinced' by argument that high interest rates on student loans are progressive, report says
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19h Iran plane crash kills all 66 passengers on board
The Independent
A spokesman for Iran's Aseman Airlines spokesman has told state TV that an airplane crash in southern Iran has killed all 66 people who were on board.
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26h Female stars call for end to sexual harassment at work
BBC
Actors Emma Thompson and Claire Foy are among 200 women calling for an end to sexual harassment at work.
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26h Anne Treisman: Psychologist who broke ground with research into perception
The Independent
Treisman's work focused on attention, developing a model that now informs everything from airport baggage inspection to traffic signals
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