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Facebook stock value plunges amid Cambridge Analytica controversy 19 Mar 6:42pm Facebook stock value plunges amid Cambridge Analytica controversy
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Facebook's losses lead declines among multiple prominent tech companies' stocks
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19 Mar 6:20pm Mississippi passes strictest abortion law in US, banning procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy
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One group has already filed suit against the law, claiming it is unconstitutional
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Trump promises to lower prescription drug prices - with proposals to come within weeks 19 Mar 5:02pm Trump promises to lower prescription drug prices - with proposals to come within weeks
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'You'll be seeing drug prices falling very substantially in the not so distant future,' Trump says
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19 Mar 4:33pm Donald Trump says government considering suing drug companies over opioid crisis
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As White House announces new initiative to cut prescription fills by one third
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Climate change could force more than 140 million people from their homes by 2050, major new report finds 19 Mar 4:06pm Climate change could force more than 140 million people from their homes by 2050, major new report finds
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Experts warn of 'looming human crisis' as millions are driven to migrate within national borders due to water scarcity, sea-level rise and storm surges
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White House staffer leaves email passwords on official stationery at bus stop 19 Mar 3:50pm White House staffer leaves email passwords on official stationery at bus stop
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It is not clear whether the mistake compromised sensitive information
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Russia accused of building 'haystack of lies' over nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal as Nato and EU back UK 19 Mar 3:35pm Russia accused of building 'haystack of lies' over nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal as Nato and EU back UK
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Independent chemical weapons inspectors arrive to start tests on substance used against former Russian spy
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19 Mar 3:04pm Arizona women charged with burglary after allegedly livestreaming themselves trespassing in mosque
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Women accused of taking pamphlets and posters, with children in tow
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19 Mar 2:52pm Blind people could have sight restored after stem cell trial success
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Advance could mean 'affordable off-the-shelf therapy' to treat age-related macular degeneration, the leading causes of sight loss in the UK
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French strikes to cause travel chaos for months 19 Mar 2:27pm French strikes to cause travel chaos for months
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Air traffic controllers and rail workers are angry at labour reform plans
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Durham university academics saved from 'unfair' deportation after campaign success 19 Mar 2:22pm Durham university academics saved from 'unfair' deportation after campaign success
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Home Office U-turn comes as tens of thousands rally behind couple
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Cynthia Nixon, star of 'Sex and the City,' announces New York governor bid 19 Mar 2:21pm Cynthia Nixon, star of 'Sex and the City,' announces New York governor bid
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The actress is challenging fellow Democrat and current Governor Andrew Cuomo
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More than a third of parents do not think homework is helpful for primary school children, report finds 19 Mar 2:08pm More than a third of parents do not think homework is helpful for primary school children, report finds
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Vast majority of parents say Ofsted should inspect levels of private tutoring in schools to get accurate picture
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Volcanic thunder sound captured for first time by scientists 19 Mar 1:51pm Volcanic thunder sound captured for first time by scientists
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Ash clouds rising from volcanos can contain lighting, which observers say produce eerie cracking sounds
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19 Mar 1:31pm Supreme Court forces Arizona to continue giving Dreamers driver's licenses
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The court's decision is the latest blow to efforts to pull back the Daca programme
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19 Mar 1:06pm Brexit: Theresa May's failure to deal with Northern Ireland will bring talks 'crashing down', Jonathan Powell warns
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Exclusive: The architect of the Good Friday Agreement says the Prime Minister has committed a negotiator's 'worst possible sin'
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Channel 4 reveals 29% gender pay gap and bonus gap of 48% 19 Mar 1:02pm Channel 4 reveals 29% gender pay gap and bonus gap of 48%
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Channel 4 is the latest broadcaster to reveal the gap in pay for its male and female workers
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Florida shooting: School officials wanted gunman Nikolas Cruz to be evaluated by psychiatrists long before massacre, records show 19 Mar 12:49pm Florida shooting: School officials wanted gunman Nikolas Cruz to be evaluated by psychiatrists long before massacre, records show
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Documents reveal social services agency investigated suspect about disturbing behaviour in 2016, while sheriff's deputy changed decision to have him institutionalised
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Russia election: Video appears to show ballot box stuffing in Moscow polling booth 19 Mar 12:25pm Russia election: Video appears to show ballot box stuffing in Moscow polling booth
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Elections Commission confirms two cases of ballot-stuffing but claims cases are isolated
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19 Mar 12:25pm Pope Francis asks forgiveness for all Christians who buy sex from women
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'This isn't making love. This is torturing a woman'
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19 Mar 12:02pm Brexit: UK business community and trade bodies welcome progress on EU transition deal
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Trade bodies and industry leaders had specifically raised concerns around the movement of goods and people across borders after Brexit
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19 Mar 11:50am Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson rages at 'undoubted disappointment' over fishing rights Brexit deal
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Scottish Fisherman's Federation adds arrangement reached by UK Government and Brussels 'falls far short of an acceptable deal'
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19 Mar 11:36am Enormous volcanic eruption may have convinced Vikings in Iceland to become Christians, study says
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Memories of catastrophe were used to encourage belief in Christianity instead of the old, pagan gods, according to researchers examining its effects on climate and society
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People think Donald Trump talks more rubbish than any other celebrity 19 Mar 10:59am People think Donald Trump talks more rubbish than any other celebrity
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'This wouldn't be an issue if he didn't happen to be in one of the most powerful positions on the planet'
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19 Mar 10:32am Trump makes senior White House staff 'sign nondisclosure agreements set to last beyond his presidency'
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Draft copy of agreement reportedly would have involved $10m penalty for each violation
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School bomb threats: Hundreds of schools across UK sent hoax emails demanding money as some students are evacuated 19 Mar 9:23am School bomb threats: Hundreds of schools across UK sent hoax emails demanding money as some students are evacuated
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Parents were asked to collect their children 'as soon as possible' after the threat was sent
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19 Mar 9:16am Bookies smiling as Gambling Commission opts for £30 FOBT stake limit
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The City sees a win for the industry because it gives the Department for Culture Media & Sport cover to ignore those campaigning for a £2 limit on machines dubbed "the crack cocaine of gambling"
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19 Mar 8:57am North Korea and US representatives to meet in Finland this week
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Meetings lay groundwork for potential summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump
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19 Mar 8:44am Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead wounded Palestinian has sentence cut by a third
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An Israeli military court has agreed to cut by a third the prison sentence of a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian, meaning he will walk free in just over seven weeks, according to reports.
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Claire's goes bankrupt in the US becoming latest victim of global retail crisis 19 Mar 8:25am Claire's goes bankrupt in the US becoming latest victim of global retail crisis
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Claire's said that it expects to complete the Chapter 11 process in September and emerge from bankruptcy
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Brexit: EU and UK agree deal on transition period 19 Mar 8:21am Brexit: EU and UK agree deal on transition period
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But Northern Ireland issue remains unresolved
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Theresa May expects 'full cooperation' from Cambridge Analytica as Information Commissioner investigates Facebook data controversy 19 Mar 8:01am Theresa May expects 'full cooperation' from Cambridge Analytica as Information Commissioner investigates Facebook data controversy
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Theresa May expects Cambridge Analytica and Facebook to "cooperate fully" with the Information Commissioner's investigation of allegations that users' personal data was taken without their consent.
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Craig Mack: 'Flava in Ya Ear' rapper who led the way for Bad Boys Records contemporaries in the Nineties 19 Mar 8:00am Craig Mack: 'Flava in Ya Ear' rapper who led the way for Bad Boys Records contemporaries in the Nineties
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He didn't go on to be as big as his stablemates Notorious B.I.G and Sean Coombs but his Grammy nomination helped secure the label's march to rap-giant midwifery
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19 Mar 7:27am Activist investor Sherborne acquires 5.2 per cent voting rights in Barclays
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Edward Bramson targets the bank as his company invests £580m in Barclays shares
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19 Mar 7:22am Electoral Commission announces investigation into Labour and Tory general election spending
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Probes come as new figures reveal Tories spent 70 per cent more than Labour during 2017 campaign
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19 Mar 6:32am Austin bombings: Texas police investigate 'connected' explosions after two injured in fourth blast within weeks
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Police warn families to remain indoors after 'tripwire' used to detonate bomb in street
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EU demands Russia urgently hands over all information on Novichok nerve agent programme 19 Mar 6:13am EU demands Russia urgently hands over all information on Novichok nerve agent programme
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The European Union has demanded that the Russian government hand over for scrutiny all information about the nerve agent that allegedly poisoned a former spy on British soil.
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19 Mar 5:59am Farmers in South Africa claim they are being targeted in 'horrific' attacks
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There are fears moves to take land from white farmers without compensation could encourage more violence. But opinions are divided on whether they are being targeted because of race
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Cost of running a car increases by more than a third for poorest families, research finds 19 Mar 5:15am Cost of running a car increases by more than a third for poorest families, research finds
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Motoring typically accounts for around a quarter of the maximum weekly spend for the poorest car-owning families
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Boris Johnson says Russia is 'not fooling anyone' with 'increasingly absurd' Salisbury nerve agent attack denials 19 Mar 4:45am Boris Johnson says Russia is 'not fooling anyone' with 'increasingly absurd' Salisbury nerve agent attack denials
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The Foreign Secretary has warned the Russian government that it is "not fooling anyone" with its "increasingly absurd" denials of culpability for use of a nerve agent on British soil.
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19 Mar 4:33am GKN takeover: Melrose steps up fight by pledging to inject £1bn in engineering group's pension scheme
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Melrsoe said gesture 'shows we are a good custodian for all stakeholders'
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19 Mar 4:07am Gambling commission recommends £30 stake limit for fixed-odds betting terminals
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FOBTs have until now allowed players to stake up to £100 every 20 seconds, theoretically enabling them to lose up to £18,000 an hour
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19 Mar 2:42am Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency struggles after recent slump
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The value of bitcoin skyrocketed in 2017, and its rapid rise generated huge amounts of interest in it and other types of cryptocurrency.
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Polio vaccination team ambushed and two members killed in remote tribal region of Pakistan 18 Mar 9:30pm Polio vaccination team ambushed and two members killed in remote tribal region of Pakistan
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Security forces continue search for attackers, with Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaatul Ahrar claiming responsibility
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18 Mar 8:52pm Ant McPartlin 'arrested on suspicion of drink-driving'
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A child passenger from a vehicle involved in the collision was taken to hospital as a precaution
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Britain must follow Brussels rules on aerospace after Brexit to protect industry, says House of Commons committee 18 Mar 8:21pm Britain must follow Brussels rules on aerospace after Brexit to protect industry, says House of Commons committee
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'We find that the competitiveness of UK aerospace could be adversely affected by any additional delays and bureaucracy encountered at the UK-EU border'
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Government to tackle race disparity in work as figures show young BAME groups twice as likely to be unemployed 18 Mar 8:08pm Government to tackle race disparity in work as figures show young BAME groups twice as likely to be unemployed
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£90m taken from dormant bank accounts will go towards tackling inequalities in youth unemployment and helping disadvantaged young people get into work, says Theresa May
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Hundreds flee homes in Australia as fires started by lightning rage out of control 18 Mar 8:05pm Hundreds flee homes in Australia as fires started by lightning rage out of control
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'We've been watching the weather now for a while. We've been 30 or 40 days without rain, so we knew we had a dry landscape'
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