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22m Facebook and Twitter unveil political ad transparency tools ahead of US midterm elections later this year
The Independent
Companies have been under pressure to monitor political content after flood of Russian propaganda during 2016 election
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1h 30m Heathrow expansion: no 'gold-plated' third runway, says transport secretary
The Independent
Rival plan for extended runway files a formal competition complaint
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2h EU officials tear into UK's 'fantasy' Brexit negotiating strategy as talks turn bitter
The Independent
EU officials told to prepare for no progress to be made ahead of June summit
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Threat of armed conflict returns to Korean Peninsula as Trump says US military 'is ready'2h Threat of armed conflict returns to Korean Peninsula as Trump says US military 'is ready'
The Independent
The threat of military conflict has returned to the Korean Peninsula after Donald Trump cancelled a potentially historic summit with Kim Jong-un and warned the US military was ready if he took any "foolish action".
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2h Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs triggered rapid global warming across Earth
The Independent
Rise in temperatures that followed mass extinction event 'unusually comparable' to current human-induced climate change
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2h Fewer students take English and humanities subjects at A-level, figures reveal
The Independent
'English is hugely valuable in all sorts of jobs. The decline in uptake is really worrying'
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Donald Trump posthumously pardons boxing champion Jack Johnson of racially motivated charge3h Donald Trump posthumously pardons boxing champion Jack Johnson of racially motivated charge
The Independent
Former heavyweight champion was punished for his relationships with white women
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3h US-North Korea summit: A timeline of the tumultuous relations between the two nations
The Independent
The cancelled summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is merely the latest issue after decades of difficulties
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UK warns of 'irreparable security risk' in fresh clash with the EU over cross-border crime-fighting after Brexit3h UK warns of 'irreparable security risk' in fresh clash with the EU over cross-border crime-fighting after Brexit
The Independent
Government also threatenes to demand repayment of the £1bn it has invested in the €10bn Galileo navigation system
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3h Trump says US military 'is ready' if North Korea takes 'foolish action' following cancelled summit
The Independent
President Donald Trump says that the US military is ready if North Korea takes any "foolish action" following his decision to pull out of planned talks next month.
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Walkden house fire: Three jailed for at least 98 years combined over petrol bomb that killed four children4h Walkden house fire: Three jailed for at least 98 years combined over petrol bomb that killed four children
The Independent
Two men and a woman convicted of killing four children by petrol bombing their family home over a petty feud have been jailed for a combined total of at least 98 years.
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5h BT boss gets pay rise and £1.3m bonus two weeks after announcing 13,000 lay offs
The Independent
If business leaders ever wonder why the British public hold them and what they do in such low regard, this company's annual report contains the answers
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Section 28: What was Margaret Thatcher's controversial law and how did it affect the lives of LGBT+ people?6h Section 28: What was Margaret Thatcher's controversial law and how did it affect the lives of LGBT+ people?
The Independent
Reviled clause that banned discussion of same-sex relationships in schools left damaging legacy that still endures
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6h Ireland abortion referendum: Voting begins on islands with country divided on eighth amendment
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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Trump cancels US-North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un7h Trump cancels US-North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un
The Independent
Donald Trump has cancelled a planned summit with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un.
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Parachute trial: Emile Cilliers guilty of attempted murder7h Parachute trial: Emile Cilliers guilty of attempted murder
BBC
Army sergeant Emile Cilliers denied trying to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute before a jump.
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7h US weather: Watch lightning spread across America in unprecedented satellite video
The Independent
Such intense lightning could be a signal that severe weather is on its way
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Walkden house fire: Two men and woman found guilty over petrol bombing that killed four children8h Walkden house fire: Two men and woman found guilty over petrol bombing that killed four children
The Independent
Two men and a woman have been convicted of killing four children by petrol bombing their family home.
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Sophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pair8h Sophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pair
BBC
The pair became obsessed that Sophie Lionnet was plotting against them with a former Boyzone singer.
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Parachute trial: Emile Cilliers guilty of attempted murder8h Parachute trial: Emile Cilliers guilty of attempted murder
BBC
Army sergeant Emile Cilliers denied trying to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute before a jump.
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Two men guilty of Salford house fire murders8h Two men guilty of Salford house fire murders
BBC
Two men are found guilty of murdering four children by torching their home with petrol bombs.
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Donald Trump suggests NFL players who kneel during national anthem 'shouldn't be in country'8h Donald Trump suggests NFL players who kneel during national anthem 'shouldn't be in country'
The Independent
Donald Trump has suggested NFL players who kneel during the US national anthem "shouldn't be in the country".
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8h Sophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pair
BBC
The pair became obsessed that Sophie Lionnet was plotting against them with a former Boyzone singer.
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10h Sophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pair
BBC
The pair became obsessed that Sophie Lionnet was plotting against them with a former Boyzone singer.
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MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say10h MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say
BBC
All 298 people on the flight died - officials now say the missile that hit it came from a Russian unit.
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Sophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pair10h Sophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pair
BBC
A couple are convicted of murdering Sophie Lionnet before burning her body in their garden.
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11h Sophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pair
BBC
A couple are convicted of murdering their French nanny before burning her body in their garden.
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Elon Musk calls on Trump playbook with Twitter broadside at media critics11h Elon Musk calls on Trump playbook with Twitter broadside at media critics
The Independent
At this rate the Tesla boss is going to be at the head of the shortlist to serve as US Commerce Secretary next time Mr Trump fires the incumbent
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11h UK shoppers bounce back by more than expected in April, new figures show
The Independent
Sales volumes rose 1.6 per cent in April, following a 1.1 per cent slump in March
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12h Egypt arrests woman who complained on Facebook about being sexually harassed in a bank
The Independent
Victims of latest crackdown also include online activist against police torture and satirist who pranked policemen with balloons made from condoms
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Southern Rail and Govia Thameslink owner shrugs off rail chaos stating results will beat expectations13h Southern Rail and Govia Thameslink owner shrugs off rail chaos stating results will beat expectations
The Independent
Timetable change introduced by Govia Thameslink led to thousands of commuters being stranded earlier this week
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13h Weather forecast: Bank holiday weekend expected to see temperatures soar to 30C in heatwave
The Independent
After record-breaking temperatures over early May bank holiday, Britain is now set for another weekend of sunshine
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13h NHS needs £2,000 in tax from every household to stay afloat, report concludes
The Independent
Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation say health service requires urgent increase in government spending
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15h Italy train crash: At least two dead after train hits lorry and derails near Turin
The Independent
At least two people have been killed and 18 injured after a train crashed into a lorry and derailed outside the Italian city of Turin.
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Martin Luther King 'would be proud' of what Donald Trump has done for black people, says Steve Bannon20h Martin Luther King 'would be proud' of what Donald Trump has done for black people, says Steve Bannon
The Independent
'If you look at the policies of Donald Trump, anybody... Martin Luther King would be proud of him, of what he's done for the black and Hispanic community for jobs'
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20h Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?
BBC
The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?.
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21h Met Police use more force against black people, figures suggest
BBC
The Met used force 62,000 times with more than a third of incidents involving black people.
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21h America could recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights, senior minister claims
The Independent
Trump administration has already recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital
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Anti-terror police arrest man, 1921h Anti-terror police arrest man, 19
BBC
The 19-year-old was arrested in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday evening.
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Jeremy Corbyn backs reunification of Ireland as he heads to Belfast for first official visit21h Jeremy Corbyn backs reunification of Ireland as he heads to Belfast for first official visit
The Independent
The leader's spokesman said he believes most people on the island want the two countries brought back together
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21h Disadvantaged students with lower grades perform just as well in medical degrees
The Independent
Study comes as Oxford University has been forced to defend the under-representation of black students and those from less well off areas
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Rising antidepressant prescriptions could be contributing to increasing obesity levels, study finds22h Rising antidepressant prescriptions could be contributing to increasing obesity levels, study finds
The Independent
All 12 most commonly prescribed antidepressants were associated with increased weight gain but mirtazapine was particularly bad
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23h NFL teams to be fined if players kneel during anthem
BBC
Players who do not stand for the anthem will be allowed to stay in the locker room until it is over.
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23h Jared Kushner to have White House security clearance restored after being questioned by Robert Mueller
The Independent
Mr Kushner had previously been granted limited clearance while the FBI conducted a background check
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24h Tiffany Trump seen playing anti-Trump card game at DC bar
The Independent
Trumped Up Cards is a game in the vein of Cards Against Humanity
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Cinnamon-flavoured e-cigarettes may damage lungs, study finds24h Cinnamon-flavoured e-cigarettes may damage lungs, study finds
The Independent
'Cinnamaldehyde, like toxic aldehydes in cigarette smoke, significantly disrupts normal cell physiology in ways that may have implications for the development and exacerbation of respiratory disease'
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24h Trump doubles down on 'animals' comment at immigration roundtable
The Independent
'They're not people. These are animals,' the president says of MS-13 gang members
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Carbon dioxide pollution is making rice less nutritious and could stunt growth in millions of children, finds study26h Carbon dioxide pollution is making rice less nutritious and could stunt growth in millions of children, finds study
The Independent
Experiments on staple crop for two billion people reveal 'underappreciated risk of burning of fossil fuels and deforestation'
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27h Former mayor of Ipswich who has lived in Britain since 1979 denied UK citizenship
The Independent
Inga Lockton served as a Liberal Democrat borough councillor in 1999 and Suffolk county councillor in 2001
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27h Salisbury spy poisoning: Yulia Skripal says she is 'lucky to have survived' and would one day like to go home to Russia
The Independent
'I still find it difficult to come to terms with the fact that both of us were attacked... My life has been turned upside down'
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Russian spy poisoning: Yulia Skripal hopes to return to Russia27h Russian spy poisoning: Yulia Skripal hopes to return to Russia
BBC
The daughter of an ex-Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury tells Reuters she is taking "one day at a time".
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NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem27h NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem
BBC
Players who do not stand for the anthem will be allowed to stay in the locker room until it is over.
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27h Russian spy poisoning: Yulia Skripal hopes to return to Russia
BBC
The daughter of an ex-Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury tells Reuters she is taking "one day at a time".
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28h Russian spy poisoning: Yulia Skripal hopes to return to Russia
BBC
The daughter of an ex-Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury tells Reuters she is taking "one day at a time".
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US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds30h US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds
BBC
A US diplomatic employee suffers a brain injury after experiencing abnormal "sounds and pressure".
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30h Oxford University involved in Twitter row with David Lammy
BBC
The university apologises after retweeting criticism of the MP from one of its students.
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New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 3030h New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 30
BBC
Michael Rotondo has defied several eviction notices from his parents, who told him to get a job.
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Sajid Javid pledges to act on overstretched police row31h Sajid Javid pledges to act on overstretched police row
BBC
"I'm listening, and I get it", the new home secretary tells delegates at a police conference.
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New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 3031h New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 30
BBC
Michael Rotondo has defied several eviction notices from his parents, who told him to get a job.
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US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds31h US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds
BBC
A US diplomatic employee suffers a brain injury after experiencing abnormal "sounds and pressure".
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Sajid Javid pledges more funding for overstretched police32h Sajid Javid pledges more funding for overstretched police
BBC
"I'm listening, and I get it", the new home secretary tells delegates at a police conference.
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32h US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds
BBC
A US diplomatic employee suffers a brain injury after experiencing abnormal "sounds and pressure".
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32h Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave
BBC
Taxi app Uber is giving European drivers access to medical cover, sick pay and parental leave.
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33h Oxford University involved in Twitter row with David Lammy
BBC
The university was forced to apologise after retweeting criticism of the MP from one of its students.
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Sajid Javid pledges more funding for overstretched police33h Sajid Javid pledges more funding for overstretched police
BBC
In a speech to the Police Federation, the Home Secretary acknowledges the pressures faced by police.
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33h Mum helps stop daughter being bullied for birthmark
BBC
Sophie Parker shares her story of being bullied for having a birthmark on her face.
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Oxford University involved in Twitter row with David Lammy33h Oxford University involved in Twitter row with David Lammy
BBC
The university was forced to apologise after retweeting criticism of the MP from one of its students.
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Mark van Dongen acid attack: Berlinah Wallace jailed33h Mark van Dongen acid attack: Berlinah Wallace jailed
BBC
Jealous Berlinah Wallace wanted to "burn, disfigure and disable" her ex-partner Mark van Dongen.
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33h Forced marriage: Mother jailed for four-and-a-half years
BBC
The girl became pregnant at 13 by a relative who she was then forced to marry.
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34h Risk of water shortages for England warns Environment Agency
BBC
Enough water to meet the needs of 20 million people is lost through leakage every day, the report says.
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Rate rise chances dim after inflation fall35h Rate rise chances dim after inflation fall
BBC
Analysts say the prospect of a rate rise this year has receded after a fall in inflation.
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Berlinah Wallace jailed for life for Mark van Dongen acid attack35h Berlinah Wallace jailed for life for Mark van Dongen acid attack
BBC
Berlinah Wallace was convicted of throwing acid at her ex-partner but found not guilty of murder.
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36h Unai Emery: Arsenal name former PSG boss as successor to Arsene Wenger
BBC
Arsenal name former Paris St-Germain and Sevilla boss Unai Emery as their new head coach.
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36h M&S profits slump on store closure costs
BBC
The expense of shutting stores contributes to a big slide in annual profits, as sales keep falling.
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37h M&S profits slump on store closure costs
BBC
The expense of shutting stores contributes to a big slide in annual profits, as sales keep falling.
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38h M&S profits slump on store closure costs
BBC
A big charge to cover store closures contributes to a 62% fall in annual profits.
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38h M&S profits slump on store closure costs
BBC
A big charge to cover store closures contributes to a 62% fall in annual profits.
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40h Author Philip Roth dies aged 85
BBC
One of the great American authors, his works included American Pastoral and Portnoy's Complaint.
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40h Plans for £100m Nobel Centre blocked by Swedish court
The Guardian
David Chipperfield-designed centre would harm Stockholm waterfront, court rules A Swedish court has blocked the construction of a major new Nobel Centre in Stockholm intended as the future venue for the world’s most prestigious arts and science awards. The 1.2bn krona (£100m) brass-clad structure, designed by the British architect
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Gavin Grimm trans bathroom lawsuit backed by federal judge 22 May 9:56pm Gavin Grimm trans bathroom lawsuit backed by federal judge
BBC
Gavin Grimm, who has been fighting his former high school's policy for years, says he feels relief.
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Archbishop Philip Wilson to step down after sex abuse cover-up 22 May 9:20pm Archbishop Philip Wilson to step down after sex abuse cover-up
BBC
Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic ever found guilty of covering up clerical sex abuse.
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Trump may extend UK visit to play golf in Scotland 22 May 9:11pm Trump may extend UK visit to play golf in Scotland
BBC
The US president owns two golf courses in Scotland and another in Doonbeg, Ireland.
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London Ambulance Service taken out of special measures 22 May 8:21pm London Ambulance Service taken out of special measures
BBC
A watchdog says "innovative changes" helped boost London Ambulance Service's performance.
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22 May 7:53pm The mobile laundry for homeless people
BBC
A van has been converted into a laundrette to wash homeless people's clothes in Athens.
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22 May 7:22pm Are we using too much Calpol?
BBC
Thousands of litres are sold in the UK every year but do we use it at the right times?
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