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20 Mar 7:37pm Rocket attack on Syrian capital Damascus kills 35
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City has come under increasing attack as regime continues to pound rebel-held Eastern Ghouta with military backing from Russia
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Republican senator suggests Donald Trump should be impeached if he fires special counsel investigating potential Russia collusion 20 Mar 6:48pm Republican senator suggests Donald Trump should be impeached if he fires special counsel investigating potential Russia collusion
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Arizona Senator says 'only constitutional remedy' for Congress would be removing President
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Joseph diGenova: The bizarre conspiracy theories peddled by Donald Trump's new lawyer 20 Mar 5:51pm Joseph diGenova: The bizarre conspiracy theories peddled by Donald Trump's new lawyer
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He told Fox News that the Russia investigation is a 'brazen plot' to frame the President 'with a falsely created crime'
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20 Mar 5:51pm Joseph diGenova: The bizarre conspiracy theories peddled by Donald Trump's new lawyer
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He told Fox News that the Russia investigation is a 'brazen plot' to frame the President 'with a falsely created crime'
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Trump touts weapons deals with Saudi Arabia as peace groups accuse US of fuelling kingdom's war on Yemen 20 Mar 4:12pm Trump touts weapons deals with Saudi Arabia as peace groups accuse US of fuelling kingdom's war on Yemen
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'A lot of people are at work' because of Saudi Arabia's business, Mr Trump says
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Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults at higher risk of heart disease, study claims 20 Mar 4:04pm Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults at higher risk of heart disease, study claims
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'Urgent' need to address social factors increasing risk of disease as population becomes more diverse, experts said
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20 Mar 3:13pm Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO amid Facebook data scandal
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Alexander Nix boasted about the firm's pivotal role in securing Donald Trump's election victory
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France strikes: Flight chaos as French air-traffic staff prepare walk out 20 Mar 3:02pm France strikes: Flight chaos as French air-traffic staff prepare walk out
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Travellers on Thursday will be worst affected with the Air France stoppage to follow on Friday
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EU to accelerate trade deal with Mexico and other countries in response to Donald Trump tariffs 20 Mar 2:47pm EU to accelerate trade deal with Mexico and other countries in response to Donald Trump tariffs
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US president has pledged an 'America First' trade policy that looks likely to hit the EU
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20 Mar 2:08pm Surge in Muslims being jailed for drug offences despite drop in overall prison population
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'This increasing Muslim prison population is a symptom of a broken justice system and a gang problem that is rapidly getting worse,' says Dr Mohammed Qasim
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20 Mar 1:56pm BBC presenter tried to kill herself over controversial employment arrangements
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MP says BBC has fallen 'well below' standards expected in treatment of staff
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20 Mar 1:39pm Senior Unite official Jenny Formby appointed as Labour Party's General Secretary
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Senior Unite official Jennie Formby has been appointed by Labour's governing body to be the party's next general secretary.
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Patrick Stewart backs call for six-year-old epileptic boy to receive medical cannabis 20 Mar 12:59pm Patrick Stewart backs call for six-year-old epileptic boy to receive medical cannabis
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'There has never been a stronger case for the legalisation of medical marijuana', says actor who uses plant for arthritis pain
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20 Mar 12:44pm Boots must try harder to address yawning gender pay gap
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Of the 57,000 people that work at the pharmacist and retailer, some 78 per cent are female. Yet on average a male Boots employee gets paid 21 per cent more.
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ITV reveals gender pay gap of 16% and bonus gap of 49% 20 Mar 12:28pm ITV reveals gender pay gap of 16% and bonus gap of 49%
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ITV is the latest broadcaster to reveal its gender pay gap
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Exeter University law students suspended over 'racist' WhatsApp messages 20 Mar 12:19pm Exeter University law students suspended over 'racist' WhatsApp messages
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Comments allegedly made in group chat 'Dodgy Blokes Soc' suggested law society should be for white people only
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20 Mar 11:59am Telegram app can be forced to reveal personal data to security services, Russian court rules
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The app is known for being favoured by extremists including Isis
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School bomb threats: Minecraft gamer could be behind email hoax that caused evacuations across UK 20 Mar 11:29am School bomb threats: Minecraft gamer could be behind email hoax that caused evacuations across UK
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'He was probably a player who got banned from our server and got mad'
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20 Mar 11:28am Trump speaks to Putin on phone following Russia election victory
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Donald Trump has spoken with the Russian president Vladimir Putin by telephone after the latter's landslide victory in an election on Sunday, according to US officials.
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Mark Dombroski: Missing 19-year-old student found dead in Bermuda 20 Mar 11:01am Mark Dombroski: Missing 19-year-old student found dead in Bermuda
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Police have not ruled out foul play in the rugby player's death
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Bodies of 39 Indian construction workers abducted by Isis found in mass grave in Iraq 20 Mar 10:58am Bodies of 39 Indian construction workers abducted by Isis found in mass grave in Iraq
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'Their dignity was supposed to be protected, but the forces of evil wanted to defame the principles of Islam'
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Police ask public to become 'counter-terrorism citizens' to help stop attacks 20 Mar 10:49am Police ask public to become 'counter-terrorism citizens' to help stop attacks
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Senior officers say more than a fifth of reports in 2017 resulted in vital intelligence as 14 plots foiled
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20 Mar 10:38am British tourist in Cambodia receives suspended sentence for posting 'pornographic' photos on social media
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'I don't understand about Cambodian law and I am very sorry,' 31-year-old from Harlow tells the court
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20 Mar 10:28am Red Arrows jet crashes in Wales sparking RAF investigation
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Paramedics and an air ambulance have been called to the RAF Valley base in Anglesey
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20 Mar 9:45am Woman dies after alternative 'acupuncture' therapy where live bee stings are used instead of needles
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'The risks of undergoing apitherapy may exceed the presumed benefits, leading us to conclude that this practice is both unsafe and unadvisable'
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20 Mar 8:56am Facebook's data scandal: If you want to protect yourself throw out your computer
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Legislators reacting to the publicity may try to impose new laws that may cost Facebook, but they probably won't change much
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MPs summon Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence on 'catastrophic failures' of Cambridge Analytica data breach 20 Mar 8:54am MPs summon Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence on 'catastrophic failures' of Cambridge Analytica data breach
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MPs have summoned Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence over the "catastrophic failure of process" behind the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
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Xi Jinping vows to protect 'every inch' of China's territory as president prepares to rule for life 20 Mar 8:36am Xi Jinping vows to protect 'every inch' of China's territory as president prepares to rule for life
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President delivers fercently nationalistic speech before 3,000 members of National People's Congress
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Cat looking for owner after taking 90-mile coach trip to Newcastle 20 Mar 8:30am Cat looking for owner after taking 90-mile coach trip to Newcastle
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The feline has been named Wendall by charity staff
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EU president Juncker congratulates Putin on re-election and calls for positive relations with Russia 20 Mar 7:58am EU president Juncker congratulates Putin on re-election and calls for positive relations with Russia
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European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has wished Vladimir Putin "every success" and congratulated him on his re-election, breaking ranks as other countries call for answers following the Salisbury poisoning.
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20 Mar 7:54am GKN criticises Melrose over 'misleading' comments on pension scheme
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GKN hits back after Melrose pledge to inject £1bn into pension scheme
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Why is everyone really so worried about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica? 20 Mar 7:31am Why is everyone really so worried about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica?
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Facebook has been engulfed in a growing scandal over the way it harvests data.
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20 Mar 7:27am Cambridge Analytica: UK data watchdog applies for warrant to search firm's servers as Facebook suffers £25bn stock fall
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Elizabeth Denham indicates she will also probe 'whether or not Facebook secured and safeguarded personal information' in keeping with Data Protection Act
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Brexit: Confusion as Article 32 regulating free movement for British citizens vanishes from latest agreement 20 Mar 7:14am Brexit: Confusion as Article 32 regulating free movement for British citizens vanishes from latest agreement
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Exclusive: MEPs from Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Greens, and SNP write to David Davis for urgent clarification
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20 Mar 7:12am Sudan: The last male northern white rhino and a symbol of endangered species conservation
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Conservationists say 'we should have done better' as iconic animal's demise brings species one step closer to extinction
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20 Mar 6:57am Jacob Rees-Mogg rules out Brexit fishing protest stunt, saying: 'I'm not a fish thrower'
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Leading Brexiteer says the Government made an 'error' by conceding to the EU over fishing
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20 Mar 6:37am Poorest in society 'excluded' from getting legal aid, finds report
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Poverty-stricken households unable to address life-changing legal issues such as housing disrepair and eviction threats due to legal aid means-tesing, new study warns
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San Antonio explosion: Package bomb intended for Austin blows up in FedEx building 20 Mar 6:07am San Antonio explosion: Package bomb intended for Austin blows up in FedEx building
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A package bound for Austin, Texas, has blown up at a FedEx distribution centre in San Antonio, reportedly injuring a female worker.
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Church of England to accept donations via contactless payments from today 20 Mar 6:00am Church of England to accept donations via contactless payments from today
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The Church of England is bringing the collection plate into the digital age
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20 Mar 5:37am Cost of living falls in February as transport and food prices decline
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The rate of inflation across the UK fell in February, presenting yet another sign that the post-Brexit vote hit to living standards caused by a slump in the pound is easing.
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EU businesses scaling back UK presence as Brexit nears, new survey shows 20 Mar 4:53am EU businesses scaling back UK presence as Brexit nears, new survey shows
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Eleven per cent of EU companies had moved some of their workforce out of the United Kingdom since the Brexit vote in 2016
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20 Mar 4:42am Ryanair takes on Austria, teaming up with Niki Lauda
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Move raises prospect of Irish airline switching from Boeing to Airbus
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20 Mar 4:02am Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody for questioning over 'funding from Gaddafi'
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Detectives probing claims Mr Sarkozy's victorious 2007 election campaign received €50m cash payments from Libya
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Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value stuck in rut after recent rocky patch 20 Mar 3:27am Updated Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value stuck in rut after recent rocky patch
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The value of the digital currency has shifted wildly over recent weeks. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes
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Bitcoin price - latest updates: Leading cryptocurrency struggles after slump 20 Mar 3:25am Bitcoin price - latest updates: Leading cryptocurrency struggles after 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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World's last male northern white rhino dies as species faces extinction 20 Mar 2:22am World's last male northern white rhino dies as species faces extinction
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Sudan, 45, euthanised by vets in Kenya after falling ill and being left unable to stand
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Weinstein Company releases accusers from nondisclosure agreements in filing for bankruptcy 19 Mar 10:44pm Weinstein Company releases accusers from nondisclosure agreements in filing for bankruptcy
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Agreements have been criticised for silencing victims of sexual misconduct
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Political storm bears down on Facebook amid fallout from Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal 19 Mar 10:07pm Political storm bears down on Facebook amid fallout from Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal
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Already under scrutiny for its role in facilitating Russian propaganda, Facebook contends with fresh political fallout
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CCTV shows burglar creeping around bedroom while 90-year-old woman lies awake in bed 19 Mar 9:01pm CCTV shows burglar creeping around bedroom while 90-year-old woman lies awake in bed
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When she asks what he is doing, he replies: 'I am looking for jewellery,' before continuing his search
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Philippine children tell of witnessing 'unspeakable horrors' during Isis siege in Marawi 19 Mar 8:15pm Philippine children tell of witnessing 'unspeakable horrors' during Isis siege in Marawi
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Exclusive: 80,000 young survivors of 'forgotten crisis' remain displaced as charity say many facing battle to overcome psychological scars
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19 Mar 8:11pm Crisis-hit Labour councils demand bold tax and spending powers from 'Day One' of Jeremy Corbyn government
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Labour leadership urged to hand over immediate rights to tax land and holidays and to build homes, schools and children's centres
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Police identify first pedestrian killed by self-driving car 19 Mar 8:05pm Police identify first pedestrian killed by self-driving car
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Woman was said to be killed while crossing the street in Arizona
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