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15 Apr 5:39pm Syria strikes: Theresa May to be grilled by MPs over military action two days after missiles fired
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The prime minister will go to the Commons for a six-hour debate to make her legal and moral case for the coalition operation
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush in 'failing health,' says family statement 15 Apr 3:35pm Former First Lady Barbara Bush in 'failing health,' says family statement
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'It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health,' spokesman says
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15 Apr 2:46pm Trump's 'mission accomplished' tweet may come back to haunt him as another battle looms around Damascus
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As Syrian troops move to another confrontation around the Syrian capital, what will the US president - and the British and French - do if more images of gassed civilians dying in agony appear? Robert Fisk reports from Damascus
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Prince Charles should not automatically become next head of the Commonwealth, says Jeremy Corbyn 15 Apr 2:45pm Prince Charles should not automatically become next head of the Commonwealth, says Jeremy Corbyn
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Boris Johnson and Baroness Scotland join Labour leader in suggesting 53 member countries should decide successor to the Queen
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Hundreds of Australian firefighters battling large bushfire on outskirts of Sydney 15 Apr 1:49pm Hundreds of Australian firefighters battling large bushfire on outskirts of Sydney
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Homes thought to be damaged as suburbs hit by blaze that could have been started deliberately
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15 Apr 1:40pm Protests in China as social media site Weibo bans homosexual content
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'#Iamgay' trends in Mandarin – until censors also delete online rallying cry
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15 Apr 1:21pm 'People's vote' Brexit campaign group calls for referendum on final EU deal
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'Now that we are learning the real cost of Brexit, I want to urge that we think again and insist that the decision about whether to accept the Brexit deal is a matter for the people,' says Patrick Stewart
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15 Apr 1:03pm California fire: Blaze spreads near Coachella music festival
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A large fire is quickly spreading near the Coachella music festival in California.
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US to impose new sanctions on Russia in wake of Syria chemical attack, says UN ambassador Nikki Haley 15 Apr 12:41pm US to impose new sanctions on Russia in wake of Syria chemical attack, says UN ambassador Nikki Haley
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Washington will impose new sanctions on Russia in the wake of the apparent chemical weapon attack in Syria, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said.
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Government promises £61m to tackle scourge of ocean plastic pollution with Commonwealth nations 15 Apr 11:33am Government promises £61m to tackle scourge of ocean plastic pollution with Commonwealth nations
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'Two billion people around the world lack access to effective waste collection so much of the plastic they use ends up in our oceans'
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Trump says his lawyers 'probably wondering whether their offices will be raided' after criminal investigation into Michael Cohen 15 Apr 10:06am Trump says his lawyers 'probably wondering whether their offices will be raided' after criminal investigation into Michael Cohen
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'I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to be raided with everything, including their phones and computers, taken. All lawyers are deflated and concerned!'
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Mother who died after being set on fire by boyfriend to testify from beyond the grave 15 Apr 8:55am Mother who died after being set on fire by boyfriend to testify from beyond the grave
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Judge rules prosecutors can show video deposition of Judy Malinowski during murder trial
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15 Apr 8:01am Trump accuses fired FBI chief James Comey of being swayed on Hillary Clinton email investigation by polls showing she was going to win
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President brands ex-intelligence chief a 'slimeball' who 'wanted a job' in Democratic candidate's administration
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15 Apr 7:58am Forgotten Women: A Syrian mother's remarkable journey to find her son
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In the second in our series on the lives of ordinary women behind extraordinary stories, this month's Forgotten Women features Om Mohammed, whose determination to find out the fate of her missing son defied personal tragedy, war and exile to a refugee camp
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15 Apr 6:29am Cars plough into people in Blackpool and Essex, leaving one fighting for life and others seriously injured
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Critically injured pedestrian flown to London and others also in hospital after separate incidents
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Syria bombings: Boris Johnson warns UK must prepare for Russian retaliation 15 Apr 6:09am Syria bombings: Boris Johnson warns UK must prepare for Russian retaliation
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Boris Johnson has warned that the UK must take "every possible precaution" to protect itself from Russian retaliation following the coalition air strikes on Syria.
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15 Apr 4:36am Syria bombing: Jeremy Corbyn calls for War Powers Act to limit Government's ability to launch air strikes without asking MPs first
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Jeremy Corbyn has called for a war powers act that would stop Theresa May from launching bombing raids without first consulting MPs.
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Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke 'completely confident' of clearing name after sex offence allegations 14 Apr 8:06pm Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke 'completely confident' of clearing name after sex offence allegations
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'Now I know, I am completely confident I will be able to prove my innocence. I will continue to defend myself vigorously for as long as necessary,' Dover and Deal MP says
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New Ukip leader Gerard Batten announced plans to quit after uncontested election 14 Apr 7:49pm New Ukip leader Gerard Batten announced plans to quit after uncontested election
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'I intend to resign on 13th April 2019 so that a full leadership contest may take place'
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French rail strikes: Just how effective are the anti-Macron walkouts? 14 Apr 7:23pm French rail strikes: Just how effective are the anti-Macron walkouts?
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The Independent's Europe Correspondent tries to take the train to France during rail strikes, with limited success
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14 Apr 7:00pm Government 'failing to act on serious concerns about NHS data sharing' raised by doctors
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MPs accuse government of 'wholly unsatisfactory' response after it refuses to act on warnings that immigrants are 'too frightened' to access healthcare because of data-sharing policy
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