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1h 50m EU leaders scrap plans to help Theresa May pass Brexit deal after disastrous meeting
The Independent
Prime minister shredded goodwill at Q&A with leaders who left baffled at what she wanted
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2h Grace Millane: New Zealand police find shovel linked to murder of British backpacker
The Independent
Detectives find object believed to be linked to killing after trawling through CCTV footage
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2h Number of rough sleepers up 20% since last Christmas, charity warns
The Independent
Ministers accused of 'ignoring ongoing crisis' as research estimates number of people sleeping on the streets has doubled in five years
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Why did Rachel Johnston die after having all her teeth removed?2h Why did Rachel Johnston die after having all her teeth removed?
BBC
The families of three people with learning difficulties tell the BBC all their teeth were taken out.
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Travellers see pound close to dollar parity2h Travellers see pound close to dollar parity
BBC
Airport currency exchanges are offering rates as low as $1.05 for a pound
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2h £495m contract led to army recruitment shortfalls, auditors find
The Guardian
Officials ‘did not understand project’s complexity’ before signing outsourcing deal The British army authorised a £495m contract with the outsourcing giant Capita to bring in new recruits without understanding the complexity of the project, a report by Whitehall’s spending watchdog has concluded. The National Audit Office found that the decade-long contract, signed in 2012, had been beset with problems, resulting in shortfalls in the number of serving soldiers for the past five years. The army currently has 77,000 fully trained troops, compared with a target of 82,500.
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3h Police use force disproportionately against black people in England and Wales, figures suggest
The Independent
Senior officer says police 'use the absolute minimum amount of force to resolve a situation'
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Our Brexit deal is at risk, May warns EU leaders3h Our Brexit deal is at risk, May warns EU leaders
BBC
The PM says the withdrawal deal "can be passed" but MPs must be assured the backstop is not a "trap".
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3h Reforesting the world: the Australian farmer with 240m trees to his name
The Guardian
Tony Rinaudo’s regeneration technique, developed in west Africa 30 years ago, has helped bring back forest over 6m hectares Through the
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3h Main suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed by French police - video report
The Guardian
The alleged shooter in Strasbourg, Chérif Chekatt, has been killed by police, it has been confirmed. In a brief statement released on Thursday night, French police said the man had been 'neutralised'. Earlier reports from various news agencies, citing police sources, had said Chekatt had been shot at about 9pm near where he launched the attack on Tuesday, which left three people dead and 13 wounded. According to l’Obs news magazine, he was traced to the Neudorf area of Strasbourg and shot at about 9pm local time (8pm GMT)
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3h Pacific nations under climate threat urge Australia to abandon coal within 12 years
The Guardian
Frustrated leaders appeal to ‘all OECD countries’ to phase out use as Australia signals support for new plants Pacific countries vulnerable to climate change have urged Australia to abandon coal power generation within 12 years, and to prohibit new coal plants or expansion of existing plants. The call from 15 small Pacific island states came one day after the
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3h Updated Trump inauguration spending 'under criminal investigation' after materials seized in Cohen case
The Independent
It remains unclear how the president's inauguration costs ballooned to over $100m
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Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead3h Updated Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead
BBC
Police came across Cherif Chekatt in a Strasbourg street and shot him after he opened fire.
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4h EU holds back plan to rescue Theresa May's Brexit deal until new year
The Independent
Leaders feel rescue package will have more impact in January as no deal looms
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4h May urges EU leaders to work with her to salvage Brexit deal
The Guardian
Prime minister launches last-ditch effort to agree time limit on unpopular Irish backstop Theresa May has pleaded with European leaders before dinner in Brussels to hold “nothing in reserve” and work with her to salvage her
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4h Government urged to adopt new definition of Islamophobia following rise in hate crimes
The Independent
Exclusive: More than 50 cross-party MPs and peers warn discrimination against Muslims is going 'unreported and unchallenged' in UK
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4h Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to run for president in 2020: 'How about... no'
The Independent
The New York Democrat, 29, falls four years short of the presidential age limit in the Constitution
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4h Barack Obama launches thinly veiled attack on Trump for 'making up facts'
The Independent
The 44th president made the remarks during his human rights award speech Wednesday
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4h Trump reportedly in the room during National Enquirer hush money meeting – as it happened
The Guardian
NBC News says Donald Trump was the ‘other member of the campaign’ present when Cohen and Pecker agreed to silence women
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Celtic 1-2 Salzburg: Scottish champions squeeze into Europa League last 324h Celtic 1-2 Salzburg: Scottish champions squeeze into Europa League last 32
BBC
Celtic scrape into the Europa League last 32 as Rosenborg's shock draw in Leipzig sent the Scottish champions through.
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Strasbourg Christmas market attacker shot dead5h Strasbourg Christmas market attacker shot dead
BBC
Cherif Chekatt, the man said to have carried out Tuesday's deadly attack, is killed by police.
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Anthony Joshua says he wants to fight Deontay Wilder in April5h Anthony Joshua says he wants to fight Deontay Wilder in April
BBC
Anthony Joshua says he's willing to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder in April and told the American "I'm running the game".
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5h Bitcoin bomb threats: Dozens of major public buildings evacuated across US over cryptocurrency email
The Independent
Officials believe the bomb threats are a hoax after major institutions targeted with spam emails
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5h Senate defies Trump and passes resolution holding Saudi crown prince responsible for Khashoggi murder
The Independent
The US Senate also passes resolution calling for end to US support for Saudis in Yemen civil war
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5h Strasbourg attack suspect killed by police
The Guardian
Police say Chérif Chekatt, who allegedly killed three people, is dead The alleged shooter in Strasbourg, Chérif Chekatt, has been killed by police, it has been confirmed. In a brief statement released on Thursday night, French police said the man had been “neutralised”. Earlier reports from various news agencies, citing police sources, had said Chekatt had been shot at about 9pm near to where he launched the murderous attack on Tuesday, which left three people dead and 13 wounded.
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All Blacks coach to step down after World Cup5h All Blacks coach to step down after World Cup
BBC
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen will step down after eight years in charge following the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
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6h Cherif Chekatt dead: Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect killed, police say
The Independent
The suspected gunman in a deadly attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg has been killed, French police say.
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Morata injured as Chelsea draw final Europa League group game6h Morata injured as Chelsea draw final Europa League group game
BBC
Chelsea lose striker Alvaro Morata to a knee injury as they draw with MOL Vidi in a Europa League dead rubber.
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6h Bitcoin bomb threats: Dozens of major public buildings evacuated across US over cryptocurrency email
The Independent
Dozens of bomb threats have been reported across the country, sent to schools, businesses, media outlets and police, prompting several institutions and establishments into evacuating its buildings.
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6h Chaos as money pours onto New Jersey highway after armoured truck crashes
The Independent
People 'went a little bit crazy when they saw the money', says a witness
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6h West Bank: Two Israelis and four Palestinians killed amid bloodiest flare up of violence in months
The Independent
Clashes in the West Bank after Israeli army launches massive manhunt for Palestinian gunman behind Thursday's attack, as Benjamin Netanyahu vows to legalise thousands of settlement homes
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7h Geminid meteor shower: Where, when and how to see it
BBC
Around the world, the shower will peak during 13 or 14 December, with up to 120 meteors per hour.
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7h Knife and weapon possession offences at highest level in eight years in England and Wales, new figures show
The Independent
A fifth of offences are being committed by children, Ministry of Justice figures show
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7h Southwest Airlines flight forced to turn around mid-air when human heart found on board
The Independent
Someone forgot to unload the human heart before the Dallas-bound flight took off
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7h Rare Neanderthal DNA mean some people's brains are slightly different shape, study suggests
The Independent
Interbreeding with ancient humans means ancient genetic fragments still shaping heads of some Europeans
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7h Trump responds to former lawyer Michael Cohen's bombshell claims in rambling Twitter denial
The Independent
President tweets 'As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!' after former fixer is sentenced to three years in jail
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7h Teenager filmed using intercom to quit job at Walmart: 'Nobody should work here - ever'
The Independent
Seventeen-year-old makes his feelings clear over the loudspeaker at a store in Canada
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How Twitter helped keep the Prime Minister in No10 in a dramatic 24 hours in British politics 7h How Twitter helped keep the Prime Minister in No10 in a dramatic 24 hours in British politics 
Daily Mail
Shortly after 9pm on Wednesday, Sir Graham entered Committee Room 14 – which was rammed full of MPs, minister and journalists, to announce Prime Minister Theresa May had won the vote.
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8h Brexit: Crunch vote on Theresa May's deal definitely not held before Christmas
The Independent
Downing Street said the 'meaningful vote' will not be brought to parliament until January
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8h Donald Trump criticises 'crazed' Mika Brzezinski over homophobic comment about Mike Pompeo
The Independent
Trump implies the 'Morning Joe' host should be fired for using the 'horrible term'
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8h Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district
BBC
Suspected gunman Cherif Chekatt, who killed three at a Christmas market, is still on the run.
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9h Maria Butina: Alleged Russian spy admits to conspiracy against US to try and gain political influence through NRA
The Independent
Case is separate from Robert Mueller's probe, but prosecutors hope Butina's cooperation will give them insight into Russian meddling in American politics
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ANDREW PIERCE asks who will replace Theresa May as PM? 9h Updated ANDREW PIERCE asks who will replace Theresa May as PM? 
Daily Mail
Andrew Pierce asks who will replace Theresa May now she has said she won't fight next election. Potential replacements include Brexit loyalist Michael Gove (pictured) and Sajid Javid.
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9h Maria Butina: Alleged Russian spy admits to conspiracy against US to try and gain political influence through NRA
The Independent
Alleged Russian spy Maria Burtina has admitted engaging in a conspiracy against America to try and gain influence in US politics.
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9h Former Cambridge University rugby player jailed for sexually assaulting student in college room
The Independent
'You are a very strong 6ft rugby player. You easily overpowered her and she obviously feared for the worst.'
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10h Buddhist monk killed by leopard while meditating in Indian forest
The Independent
Officials had previously warned of threat from wild animals
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10h Geminid meteor shower: Where, when and how to see it
BBC
Around the world, the shower will peak during 13 or 14 December, with up to 120 meteors per hour.
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10h Number of journalists jailed for doing job nears record high, annual report finds
The Independent
Donald Trump criticised for frequent characterisation of negative coverage as 'fake news'
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Javid is favourite to replace May as PM vows to step down by 202210h Javid is favourite to replace May as PM vows to step down by 2022
Daily Mail
Home Secretary Sajid Javid is favourite with the Tory faithful to succeed Theresa May, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in second place – and Boris Johnson well down the field, a Mail poll revealed.
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Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district10h Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district
BBC
Suspected gunman Cherif Chekatt, who killed three at a Christmas market, is still on the run.
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10h Elon Musk's SpaceX could disrupt construction of Trump's border wall with Mexico
The Independent
Land intended to be home to commercial spaceport stands in way of US president's 'big, beautiful' wall
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10h NHS faces 'bleakest winter yet' as number waiting 12 hours in A&E for bed doubles
The Independent
More than 50,000 patients waiting four hours or more in corridors and trolleys
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10h Nixon Smith: Body found in search for missing British man last seen at Madrid airport
The Independent
'It is with a heavy heart I have to report that Nixon has passed away,' brother says
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10h Family find bones of father missing for nearly 60 years under basement
The Independent
Ground-penetrating radar and psychics used to finally unearth murdered father's remains
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10h Trump 'worried about impeachment' following Cohen sentencing
The Independent
President has publicly claimed he is not concerned with his likelihood of impeachment
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10h Renault keeps Carlos Ghosn as chief executive after internal investigation finds no evidence of wrongdoing
The Independent
Carmaker finds CEO's ompensation compliant with French law and industry recommendations
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10h More than one-third of single mothers in debt as former partners fail to pay child support, research finds
The Independent
'Fathers not paying out obviously makes mothers feel very angry. It is genuinely upsetting. If someone is not paying then it's the child that suffers,' says lawyer
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10h Man charged with murdering his three-month-old baby son appears in court
The Independent
The boy died in hospital in March last year but a court order had prevented details of the case from being reported sooner
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10h Trump responds to former lawyer Michael Cohen's bombshell claims in rambling Twitter denial
The Independent
President tweets 'As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!' after former fixer is sentenced to three years in jail
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Mike Ashley: Debenhams snubbed my £40m lifeline11h Mike Ashley: Debenhams snubbed my £40m lifeline
BBC
Sports Direct's owner Mike Ashley has written a bluntly worded letter to the boss of Debenhams.
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11h Strasbourg manhunt: Anti-terror police close cordon off area of city as net closes on fugitive gunman
The Independent
Police appear to be closing in on the man thought to have carried out a deadly shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg as officers launched a large operation in the city.
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11h Skeletons of 21 children found in mass grave in Sri Lanka with 'signs of torture'
The Independent
So far 276 skeletons have been exhumed from 'largest mass grave ever explored on island'
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11h Trump responds to former lawyer Michael Cohen's bombshell claims in rambling Twitter denial
The Independent
President tweets 'As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!' after former fixer is sentenced to three years in jail
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11h Paedophile police officer who filmed himself raping 13-year-old girl in car jailed for 25 years
The Independent
Former soldier who posed as 15-year-old boy to groom girls on Facebook had 'insatiable appetite' for underage girls
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11h Indiana school shooting: Teenage suspect dead after active shooter situation with local schools on lockdown
The Independent
A teenage suspect is dead after police responded to an active shooter situation at a school in Richmond, Indiana.
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12h Conservative minister likens Brexiteers to 'ants' as divisions in Tory party continue to erupt
The Independent
'After the apocalypse, all that will be left will be ants and Tory MPs complaining about Europe and their leader'
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12h Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrested
The Independent
The arrest of CFO Meng Wanzhou has heightened tensions between the world's two biggest economies
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12h European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi warns of trade war threat to eurozone economy
The Independent
Warning of downside risks, Mr Draghi flagged 'the threat of protectionism'
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12h Melania Trump interview: First lady says 'I don't agree with Donald's tone sometimes'
The Independent
'In the end, it's his decision. He knows the consequences. He's an adult. But he's a fighter'
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12h Trump responds to former lawyer Michael Cohen's bombshell claims in rambling Twitter denial
The Independent
President tweets 'As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!' after former fixer is sentenced to three years in jail
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12h Shark numbers crashed by 92% over past half century, report finds
The Independent
'While often perceived as a danger to the public, sharks play important ecological roles in coastal ecosystems,' says scientist behind study
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12h Government orders council taxpayers to pay extra for police as crime rises
The Independent
Police funding settlement relies on council tax increase for £500m extra funding
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12h Exeter University law society disbanded after students posted 'racist' WhatsApp messages
The Independent
'The conduct of the society fell short of the standards and values of the university'
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12h UK weather forecast: Yellow warning issued as Britain braces for weekend snow and ice
The Independent
Temperatures expected to plunge below freezing as a cold snap moves in over weekend
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13h Trump responds to former lawyer Cohen's bombshell claims in rambling Twitter denial
The Independent
Donald Trump has scrambled to distance himself from illegal campaign contributions made by his former lawyer to two women who allege they had affairs with the president more than a decade ago.
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13h Trump administration could deport thousands of Vietnamese refugees after immigration rules changed
The Independent
Activists warn former refugees could be mistreated by communist regime in Vietnam
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13h Egypt detains human rights lawyer on terror charges for wearing yellow vest, as authorities fear copycat protests
The Independent
An Alexandria prosecutor ordered that Mohamed Ramadan be detained for 15 days on charges of being part of a terrorist group and inciting revolt for allegedly having the vests.
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13h Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley issues warning to Debenhams in leaked letter after loan offer refused
The Independent
Mr Ashley said in his letter that he was concerned that the Debenhams board 'doesn't really seem to appreciate' the position that the company is in
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13h 'Raging' Santa Claus rips off beard and tells children to 'get the f*** out' after fire alarm disrupts grotto
The Independent
'We told our children he wasn't the real Santa. He was an imposter and will be going on the naughty list'
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13h Yemen peace talks: Ceasefire agreed for embattled city of Hodeidah
The Independent
UN chief hails the agreement as "real progress toward future talks to end the conflict."
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Brexit: Theresa May arrives at EU summit after surviving vote13h Brexit: Theresa May arrives at EU summit after surviving vote
BBC
The prime minister says she wants to get new assurances from the EU over the Irish backstop plan.
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14h Domestic violence campaigner 'beaten to death by ex-boyfriend'
The Independent
Ms Alexander owned service called Anger Room where people break things as means of relieving stress
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EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget14h EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget
BBC
The BBC is building a brand new, HD-ready Albert Square and expanding the external EastEnders set.
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14h UN chief warns failure to tackle global warming 'suicidal' as climate talks stall in Poland
The Independent
Lack of agreement at COP24 event in Poland 'would compromise our last best chance to stop runaway climate change', says secretary-general
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14h Brexit drags UK property market to weakest level in six years
The Independent
House prices fall in London, the south-east and East Anglia, while in the north-east, south-west and east Midlands they are flat
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14h Brexit: What happens next? From key dates and the meaningful vote to Theresa May's future as prime minister
The Independent
Everything you need to know about Britain's EU withdrawal and what might happen in the coming weeks
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14h When is the Geminid meteor shower? How to watch stunning spectacle light up the sky
The Independent
Nasa says the display is 'one of the best and most reliable of the annual meteor showers'
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15h Theresa May heads to Brussels with Brexit vote delayed to January – politics live
The Guardian
PM won party backing by 83 votes but faces uphill battle to get her deal through Commons
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15h Trump 'cancels' White House Christmas party for journalists
The Independent
Donald Trump has reportedly cancelled the annual White House Christmas party for members of the media.
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15h Manhunt for Strasbourg gunman continues across German border
The Guardian
Police appeal to public for information on suspect Chérif Chekatt who has gunshot wound to elbow
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Strasbourg: Police make public appeal in Chérif Chekatt manhunt15h Strasbourg: Police make public appeal in Chérif Chekatt manhunt
BBC
A third death is confirmed after police name Chérif Chekatt, 29, as the suspected killer.
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Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food15h Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food
BBC
From pigs-in-blankets tea to Christmas tree crisps, retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food.
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Gambling TV adverts ban confirmed15h Gambling TV adverts ban confirmed
BBC
Gambling chiefs confirm plans to effectively ban television betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport.
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EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget15h EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget
BBC
The BBC is building a brand new, HD-ready Albert Square and expanding the external EastEnders set.
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15h City banker texted partner 'life isn't going to work for me' after bludgeoning high-class escort to death, court hears
The Independent
Detectives believe Christina Abbotts, who was found dead on her 29th birthday, was hit on the head with a pestle 13 times
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European media unimpressed by May confidence vote15h European media unimpressed by May confidence vote
BBC
Newspapers on the continent say the UK PM's survival of a no-confidence vote has changed little.
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15h Trump's refusal to pay attention during briefings leaving intelligence officials 'extraordinarily frustrated'
The Independent
US president allegedly continues to reject advice on matters of foreign policy from spy agencies
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15h Donald Trump warned 'no one is above the law' by new House intelligence committee chairman
The Independent
Justice department should reassess guidance preventing prosecution of presidents, says Adam Schiff
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Brexit: Theresa May to join EU summit after surviving vote16h Brexit: Theresa May to join EU summit after surviving vote
BBC
The prime minister is returning to Brussels to seek new assurances from the EU over the Irish backstop.
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16h Child homelessness in England rises to highest level in 12 years, new figures show
The Independent
Child homelessness in England has hit a 12-year high, according to new data showing that the number of families in temporary accommodation has surged since the Conservatives came into power.
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16h Judge rules doctors can amputate man's foot against his wishes
The Independent
Doctors fear gangrene would spread from leg and ultimately kill him
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16h Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara
BBC
At least nine people have been killed and dozens hurt in the crash in Ankara, officials say.
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16h Holocaust survivor, 92, killed after being hit by car
The Independent
Alter Wiener spent three years in Nazi labour camps
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16h Could Norwegian fjords and waterfalls stop bitcoin from destroying the planet?
The Independent
It costs more than £2,000 to mine a single bitcoin, which means cheap energy is vital. Anthony Cuthbertson visits an underground operation in Norway that offers a viable – and green – solution
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16h Number of far-right referrals to counter-extremism programme Prevent rockets 36% in a year
The Independent
Islamist referrals fall by 14% in 2017/18 as security services warn of shifting threat to UK
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17h Large gangs of out-of-control monkeys run wild in India's parliamentary estate
The Independent
Delhi is home to tens of thousands of mischievous macaques, and so far all efforts to move them on have failed
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Turkey train crash: At least seven dead in Ankara19h Turkey train crash: At least seven dead in Ankara
BBC
At least seven people have been killed and dozens hurt in the crash in Ankara, officials say.
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‘Now let me get on with it!’: May pleads for space to secure orderly Brexit19h Updated ‘Now let me get on with it!’: May pleads for space to secure orderly Brexit
Daily Mail
Theresa May was last night left with only a faint glimmer of hope from Brussels over her demands to renegotiate the customs backstop. The Prime Minister will be in Brussels today.
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19h Brazil: same-sex couples rush to the altar ahead of Bolsonaro inauguration
The Guardian
Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right politician who will be the country’s next president, has called himself a ‘proud homophobe’ On the night of the Brazilian election, Bianca Gama cried as it became clear that the country’s next president would be
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19h Theresa May heads to Brexit talks in Brussels after seeing off confidence vote – politics live
The Guardian
PM won party backing by 83 votes but faces uphill battle to get her deal through Commons
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19h Tax transparency: which companies pay the most and least tax in Australia?
The Guardian
The Australian Tax Office has released tax and income details for public and private companies operating in Australia for the 2016-17 financial year. These entities were either Australian public companies and multinationals with an income of more than $100m, or Australian-owned resident private entities with total income of $200m or more. You can search by company name, or sort using the column headings. Reasons why a company might not have to pay tax are explained in detail by the tax office
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Couple invited to join alleged cocaine smugglers on cruise if they put clothes in provided suitcases19h Couple invited to join alleged cocaine smugglers on cruise if they put clothes in provided suitcases
Daily Mail
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Craven said alleged cocaine smugglers Susan and Roger Clarke befriended him and invited them on a Caribbean cruise if they 'brought designer suitcases' with them.
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Brexit: Theresa May to join EU summit after surviving vote19h Brexit: Theresa May to join EU summit after surviving vote
BBC
The prime minister is returning to Brussels to seek new assurances from the EU over the Irish backstop.
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Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China19h Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China
BBC
Michael Spavor is believed to have been detained on suspicion of harming China's national security.
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20h Turkey train crash: four killed, dozens injured in high-speed Ankara collision
The Guardian
Emergency services work to free passengers after one train crashed into another then hit pedestrian overpass A Turkish high-speed train collided with another rail egine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a train station in Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43.
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Deadly high-speed train crash in Ankara Turkey20h Deadly high-speed train crash in Ankara Turkey
BBC
At least four people are killed and dozens hurt in the early-morning crash in Ankara, reports say.
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Paper review: Damaged May survives, but for how long?20h Paper review: Damaged May survives, but for how long?
BBC
Despite winning confidence vote, the scale of opposition puts PM's future - and Brexit - in danger.
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21h China detains second Canadian citizen amid row over Huawei executive's arrest
The Independent
Chinese government website says entrepreneur Michael Spavor is being investigated on suspicion of 'harming national security'
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Strasbourg shooting: Police appeal to find Chérif Chekatt22h Strasbourg shooting: Police appeal to find Chérif Chekatt
BBC
They name Chérif Chekatt, 29, as the man suspected of opening fire in the French city, killing two.
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Brexit: Theresa May to join EU summit after surviving vote22h Brexit: Theresa May to join EU summit after surviving vote
BBC
The prime minister is returning to Brussels to seek new assurances from the EU over the Irish backstop.
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Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike23h Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike
BBC
Jailed for his posts on social media, Vahid Sayadi Nasiri protested against his conditions in prison.
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23h Australia’s carbon emissions highest on record, data shows
The Guardian
If emissions continue at current rate, Australia will miss Paris target by 1.1bn tonnes, Ndevr Environmental predicts
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24h Gilbert Rozon: Just for Laughs founder charged with rape and indecent assault
The Guardian
The Canadian comedy festival creator is also facing a C$10m class-action lawsuit
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24h Nancy Pelosi on track to become House speaker after agreeing to term limit
The Guardian
Pelosi quelled a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years Nancy Pelosi has all but sealed her ascent to speaker of the House after striking a deal with a
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24h Queensland warned Tropical Cyclone Owen could become a destructive category four
The Guardian
The severe cyclone is expected to cross the Queensland coast on Friday, bringing fierce winds and rain A severe cyclone expected to hit
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24h May survives confidence vote with a majority of 83 – as it happened
The Guardian
Prime minister defeats leadership challenge after Conservative MPs vote to back her by 200 to 117
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Theresa May vows to contest Tory no confidence vote tonight24h Updated Theresa May vows to contest Tory no confidence vote tonight
Daily Mail
Theresa May was backed by a margin of  to  in a no-confidence ballot, staving off what would have been an ignominious end to her time as leader.
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24h Theresa May defeats Tory coup over Brexit deal but is left damaged
The Guardian
More than a third of MPs vote no confidence in leader but PM says victory gives party ‘renewed mission’ Theresa May has won the backing of her party to stay on as prime minister – but more than a third of Conservative MPs voted against her, underscoring the uphill battle she faces in getting her Brexit deal through parliament. Tory MPs rejected a no-confidence motion in the embattled prime minister’s leadership by 200 votes to 117 on Wednesday night, after a swift contest that exposed
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Driving instructor paralysed after eating a Chinese chicken curry24h Driving instructor paralysed after eating a Chinese chicken curry
Daily Mail
David Braham, 40, from Bridgend, Wales, became unwell while watching his son play rugby after the meal and within a matter of days was fighting for his life in an induced coma.
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25h New Zealand courts banned naming Grace Millane’s accused killer. Google just emailed it out | Toby Manhire
The Guardian
That one of the world’s biggest companies rides roughshod over a court order tells you all you need to know about the giants of Silicon Valley Imagine if a media company told you the name of the man accused of killing Grace Millane. Imagine if, in defiance of a very clear court ruling of interim name suppression, that company told you his name in an email – spelling it out, even, in the subject header.
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25h Chérif Chekatt: Strasbourg shooting suspect's family questioned by police as hundreds of officers hunt alleged gunman
The Independent
French official claims family of attacker were also known to authorities for holding extremist views
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25h 'What's happening in the UK, which we thought was boringly stable, is quite extraordinary': Europe reacts as May sees off leadership challenge
The Independent
In the final days before the Brexit vote, Jean-Claude Juncker had warned that "a deserter not be welcomed with open arms - that is the stance of the Commission as well as other governments". Last year, after a meeting with Theresa May in Downing Street, the European Commission chief declared "I leave Downing Street more sceptical than I was ever before" about the UK's negotiating stance.
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British Airways crew blast new Airbus because a seat is attached to loo door25h British Airways crew blast new Airbus because a seat is attached to loo door
Daily Mail
British Airways flight attendants claim the seats on the airliner's Airbus A320neo are putting passengers' lives at risk and will trap people in the toilet in the event of an emergency.
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The secret life of a fantasy shopper25h The secret life of a fantasy shopper
BBC
Some people take window-shopping to the next level. Sue Elliott-Nicholls describes the escapist allure of a posh fitting room.
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25h Brexit: Pound rallies one per cent against dollar after May wins confidence vote
The Independent
Prime minister's survival after confidence vote sees sterling jump following crash earlier in week
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Paper review: Damaged May survives, but for how long?25h Paper review: Damaged May survives, but for how long?
BBC
Despite winning confidence vote, the scale of opposition puts PM's future - and Brexit - in danger.
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26h More students with lower A-level grades admitted to university, figures show
The Independent
Ucas has called on universities to be 'mindful' of accepting applicants with lower grades
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26h Theresa May survives confidence vote with a majority of 83 – Politics live
The Guardian
Prime minister defeats leadership challenge after Conservative MPs vote to back her by 200 to 117
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Theresa May: What next for the PM after confidence vote win?26h Theresa May: What next for the PM after confidence vote win?
BBC
Chief Political Correspondent Vicki Young looks at the Prime Minister's future.
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26h Who is Andrew Moffat – one of three teachers shortlisted for 'world's best teacher' prize?
The Independent
Moffat works in a 99 per cent Muslim school in Birmingham where he promotes LGBT+ equality
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26h George Pell: Pope Francis removes Australian cardinal from inner circle
The Guardian
Restructure of Cardinal of Cardinals comes as Pell faces prosecution in Australia for historical sexual offences Pope Francis has removed Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, from his inner circle in a restructure of his Council of Cardinals. Pell’s position as the financial controller of the Vatican makes him the third most powerful person in the Vatican. He is facing prosecution in Australia for historical sexual offences and has taken leave from the position. Pell has strenuously denied the allegations.
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Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?26h Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?
BBC
Superfast 5G mobile connectivity may not be able to reach inside buildings. Could light help?
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Ambulance vandalism: Bins and scooters used in attacks26h Ambulance vandalism: Bins and scooters used in attacks
BBC
More than 200 acts of vandalism against ambulances have been recorded over the past three years.
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Organ donors to be asked if they are religious26h Organ donors to be asked if they are religious
BBC
It is hoped the measure can boost the low proportion of donors from black and Asian backgrounds.
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EastEnders set revamp goes £27m over budget26h EastEnders set revamp goes £27m over budget
BBC
The National Audit Office says the BBC soap's new set "will not be able to deliver value for money".
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