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13 Jun 6:01pm Racoon that became international celebrity after scaling skyscraper finally trapped
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Footage of the racoon's daring escapade went viral as it scaled the UBS Plaza
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13 Jun 5:55pm Woman suing man cleared of raping her 'thought she was going to die'
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Alleged victim describes panics, flashbacks and night terrors following 2013 encounter
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13 Jun 4:34pm Grenfell victims were subject to 'social apartheid' in north Kensington, Labour's Diane Abbott says
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Exclusive: Shadow Home Secretary backs calls for inquiry to probe whether race or class played part in disaster and denounces Theresa May's apology as 'too little too late'
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Jeremy Corbyn suffers major Brexit rebellion as five Labour frontbenchers resign and dozens defy party whip 13 Jun 4:11pm Jeremy Corbyn suffers major Brexit rebellion as five Labour frontbenchers resign and dozens defy party whip
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Nearly 90 Labour MPs went against Mr Corbyn's instruction to abstain on a Lords amendment to keep Britain in the European Economic Area after Brexit
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13 Jun 3:21pm National Action trial: Alleged leader 'urged neo-Nazi to kill Amber Rudd in terror attack', court hears
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Jack Renshaw admitted plotting to murder his local Labour MP, Rosie Cooper, after allegedly saying the home secretary would be too well-protected
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Battle for Hodeidah: Why is the Yemeni city so important and what will the fighting mean for civilians? 13 Jun 3:16pm Battle for Hodeidah: Why is the Yemeni city so important and what will the fighting mean for civilians?
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Two-thirds of Yemen's population relies on Hodeidah for food and aid. If the vital port is damaged, the country could tip over the edge into full-scale famine
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13 Jun 3:15pm Religious people live four years longer than atheists, study finds
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Abstinence, meditation and social ties may all be a factor in increased longevity
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One of Britain's biggest drug dealers convicted of running £68m into UK 13 Jun 1:57pm One of Britain's biggest drug dealers convicted of running £68m into UK
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James Mulvey lived like 'a ghost' to evade justice
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13 Jun 1:25pm Macedonia president refuses to sign deal with Greece changing name of country
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Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov has said he will not sign a deal reached with Greece on changing his country's name, saying it violates the constitution.
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US would like to see 'major' North Korea nuclear disarmament in next two years, Mike Pompeo says 13 Jun 12:12pm US would like to see 'major' North Korea nuclear disarmament in next two years, Mike Pompeo says
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The statement follows on the heels of the historic meeting between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump
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13 Jun 11:29am Italian foreign ministry summons French ambassador as tensions mount over port closures to refugee rescue boats
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'Italy cannot accept hypocritical lessons from France', new prime minister says
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13 Jun 10:45am Model and activist Rain Dove plays basketball topless for an important reason
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'Sure, I may have my DD breasts out. Nipples shining in the sun. But this is simply a game of basketball between two humans'
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13 Jun 10:15am Theresa May's Brexit compromise with pro-EU rebels may be falling apart already
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Theresa May's plan to compromise with pro-EU rebel Tories faces a crisis less than 24 hours after it allowed her to avoid a humiliating commons defeat.
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Trump administration 'planning to erect tent cities' to house thousands of migrant children separated from parents 13 Jun 8:50am Trump administration 'planning to erect tent cities' to house thousands of migrant children separated from parents
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Existing shelters nearly full after number of unaccompanied minors swells under government's 'zero-tolerance' policy
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13 Jun 8:46am PMQs: SNP leader Ian Blackford expelled from Commons prompting mass walkout from party colleagues
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Prime minister's questions descended into chaos today as the SNP leader was expelled from the Commons – prompting a mass walkout from his party colleagues.
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Pimp Dennis Hof chosen by Republicans as candidate for Nevada state assembly seat 13 Jun 7:12am Pimp Dennis Hof chosen by Republicans as candidate for Nevada state assembly seat
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Brothel owner calls himself 'the Trump of Pahrump', where he lives, and has authored a book called The Art Of The Pimp
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13 Jun 6:59am PwC partner banned for 15 years and fined £500,000 over BHS audit
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Big Four accountancy firm ordered to pay £10m after 'serious shortcomings' in its work for collapsed department store chain
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13 Jun 6:50am Man arrested on suspicion of soliciting murder over 'Punish a Muslim day' letters
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Letters called for day of violence against Muslims in Britain
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13 Jun 6:12am Brexit: Nigel Farage is a 'fifth columnist' Putin cheerleader, says Guy Verhofstadt
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European Parliament Brexit coordinator says Brexiteers 'colluded with Russia'
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13 Jun 6:09am UK Supreme Court rejects appeal from Pimlico Plumbers in landmark gig economy case
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Worker status means entitlement to national minimum wage, holiday pay and protection from discrimination
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Raccoon becomes international sensation after scaling Minnesota skyscraper then getting stuck at the top 13 Jun 5:52am Raccoon becomes international sensation after scaling Minnesota skyscraper then getting stuck at the top
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Animal 'likely to be on an errant mission to raid pigeon nests on the skyway'
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Wetherspoons to replace Champagne with British sparkling wines in the run-up to Brexit 13 Jun 4:01am Wetherspoons to replace Champagne with British sparkling wines in the run-up to Brexit
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Wetherspoons will replace champagne with British sparkling wines as Brexit approaches, it has said.
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13 Jun 2:54am Saudi-led coalition launches Hodeida assault in biggest battle of Yemen's three-year war
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Sound of heavy, sustained gunfire heard as convoys of vehicles appeared to be heading towards rebel-held city
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Mark Sanford: Republican congressman loses South Carolina election after criticising Trump 13 Jun 1:49am Mark Sanford: Republican congressman loses South Carolina election after criticising Trump
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Trump told voters in key primary that Sanford was hindering his efforts to 'make America great again'. His subsequent loss suggests president still has power to sway local elections
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Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo flies to South Korea to explain Trump war games decision 13 Jun 1:03am Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo flies to South Korea to explain Trump war games decision
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The US president's announcement shocked many - including South Korea
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Donald Trump has agreed to lift sanctions on North Korea, claims nation's state media 12 Jun 9:17pm Donald Trump has agreed to lift sanctions on North Korea, claims nation's state media
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Report quotes Kim Jong-un as saying North could take 'additional good-will measures'
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12 Jun 8:15pm Slightly higher blood pressure increases dementia risk
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'The risk of dementia may be increased in people who have raised levels of systolic blood pressure below the threshold commonly used to treat hypertension'
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12 Jun 7:52pm Kim Jong-un accepts Donald Trump's invitation to the US, state media reports
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Kim Jong-un has accepted Donald Trump's invitation to visit the United States, North Korea's state media reported.
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12 Jun 7:01pm Home Office to launch 'startup visas' for entrepreneurs looking to come to UK
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New option designed to use migration system to encourage businesses to set up here
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