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Scientists discover plastic in faeces of every person who took part in Europe-wide study 22 Oct 6:23pm Scientists discover plastic in faeces of every person who took part in Europe-wide study
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Up to nine different types of microplastic found in samples from each participant
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University student, 20, died after triple-vodka bar-crawl initiation ceremony 22 Oct 5:44pm University student, 20, died after triple-vodka bar-crawl initiation ceremony
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Newcomer had five times the legal drink-drive limit of alcohol in his blood
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UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast 22 Oct 5:05pm UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast
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Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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Hard Brexit 'could cripple UK science', warn Nobel laureates 22 Oct 5:00pm Hard Brexit 'could cripple UK science', warn Nobel laureates
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'The overwhelming negativity of scientists towards a hard Brexit should be a wake-up call to the country and the government'
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Lil Wayne: 18-carat gold pendant bought for US rapper's birthday helps pay for art student's university fees 22 Oct 4:50pm Lil Wayne: 18-carat gold pendant bought for US rapper's birthday helps pay for art student's university fees
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Commission pays for 'chunk' of Joy Bonfield-Colombara's £9,500-a-year course fees
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22 Oct 4:37pm Desantis vs Gillum: Florida governor debate heats up over climate change and race
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The Democrat is ahead in the polls with just weeks before election day
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John Bolton visits Moscow amid fears of new US-Russia arms race 22 Oct 4:15pm John Bolton visits Moscow amid fears of new US-Russia arms race
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Kremlin's spokesman Dmitri Peskov has accused the US of 'making the world a more dangerous place' by announcing withdrawal from nuclear treaty
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22 Oct 4:00pm Police officers sacked for lying about incident which left student in vegetative state
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Julian Cole is paralysed and requires 24-hour care in nursing home
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22 Oct 3:55pm Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled caught up in multi-million dollar cryptocurrency scam
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Centra Tech allegedly scammed $25 million from investors in its 'initial coin offering' fundraising efforts
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22 Oct 3:42pm World famous Dead Sea Scrolls at Museum of the Bible 'are fake'
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Five of the most valuable exhibits at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC have been found to be fake.
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Theresa May sidesteps Tory rebellion by announcing plans to enshrine her Brexit proposals in law 22 Oct 2:51pm Theresa May sidesteps Tory rebellion by announcing plans to enshrine her Brexit proposals in law
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The prime minister claimed this will negate the need for the EU's alternative which is hated by Brexiteer rebels
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22 Oct 1:54pm Abortion in Northern Ireland: MPs to vote on scrapping ban
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Bill will step up pressure on government to overturn Victorian law that criminalises terminating pregnancy
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University students set to elect first officer to represent men 22 Oct 1:27pm University students set to elect first officer to represent men
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'It is women, trans and gender non-conforming people who bear the brunt of oppression'
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Cancer immunotherapy treatments of last resort should become first choice, experts say after trial success 22 Oct 1:01pm Cancer immunotherapy treatments of last resort should become first choice, experts say after trial success
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'Unbelievable' results could translate to years of extra life for some patients
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22 Oct 12:53pm Tommy Robinson court case: Police mount major operation around Old Bailey amid fears of disorder at EDL founder's contempt hearing
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Judge to decide whether to jail EDL founder again for alleged contempt of court in Leeds
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Government grants for low-emission cars slashed early after spike in demand 22 Oct 12:18pm Government grants for low-emission cars slashed early after spike in demand
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Decision called 'a big step backwards' by RAC's head of road policy
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22 Oct 12:18pm Hurricane Willa - LIVE: 'Life-threatening' near-Category 5 storm barrels towards Mexico
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The 'extremely dangerous' storm is expected to hit Mexico's western coastline by Wednesday
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22 Oct 11:35am Students to face more disruption as UK university staff back action over pay
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Staff at ten universities are set to walk out after the ballot
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22 Oct 11:25am Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi consulate car found abandoned in Istanbul, Turkish police say
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A car belonging to the Saudi consulate has been discovered abandoned on the outskirts of Istanbul, days after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Brexit: EU set to decide whether British citizens will need visas after no-deal 22 Oct 9:37am Brexit: EU set to decide whether British citizens will need visas after no-deal
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Commissioners will meet in November to decide the controversial issue
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22 Oct 9:33am O2 postpones stock market float over Brexit fears, according to report
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Spanish-owned mobile operator has been planning flotation for years
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Jamal Khashoggi lookalike in 15-man team dispatched to abduct or murder Saudi journalist 22 Oct 8:09am Jamal Khashoggi lookalike in 15-man team dispatched to abduct or murder Saudi journalist
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'He really looks like Jamal,' says Saudi resident, as Erdogan vows to disclose fresh details about columnist's murder
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22 Oct 7:59am I was against it all along – but now I want a second referendum and I believe that Leave would win
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When a politician makes a promise they then break within seconds of victory, there are always consequences. Nick Clegg broke a promise on tuition fees and it broke his party
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22 Oct 7:10am Abortion in Northern Ireland: Why terminations are still illegal in one part of the UK
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Labour MPs in Westminster are now seeking to reform the law in the absence of the power-sharing Assembly in Northern Ireland
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China set to open world's longest sea-crossing bridge after nine years of construction 22 Oct 5:57am China set to open world's longest sea-crossing bridge after nine years of construction
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It covers 34 miles and connects Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland
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Hurricane Willa: 'Extremely dangerous' storm over Mexico's Pacific coast nearing Category 5 22 Oct 5:52am Hurricane Willa: 'Extremely dangerous' storm over Mexico's Pacific coast nearing Category 5
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Forecasters predict 'life threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall' over Central American country
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22 Oct 5:51am Midterms 2018: Trump-Russia investigation to be reopened if Democrats win Congress
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Democrats may also push for release of US president's tax returns
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Trump pushing world towards another Cuban missile crisis after withdrawing US from arms control treaty, Russian MP says 22 Oct 5:41am Trump pushing world towards another Cuban missile crisis after withdrawing US from arms control treaty, Russian MP says
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'Back then we were lucky to avoid an exchange of nuclear strikes, and only God knows what all this may end up in now'
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Tobacco firm Philip Morris accused of 'staggering hypocrisy' over UK anti-smoking campaign 22 Oct 4:55am Tobacco firm Philip Morris accused of 'staggering hypocrisy' over UK anti-smoking campaign
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World's largest tobacco firm continues to market cigarettes abroad while running quitting campaign in UK, say charities
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Chinese tech giant Alibaba expands into UK by opening London data centres 22 Oct 4:36am Chinese tech giant Alibaba expands into UK by opening London data centres
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The opening of two new data centres marks the group's first expansion into the UK
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22 Oct 4:30am Irish presidential election 2018: Michael D Higgins on course to win second term with landslide vote
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Current president has served since 2011 and is preparing to face challengers this October
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Ryanair profits fall by 7% as airline hit by summer of strikes 22 Oct 2:20am Ryanair profits fall by 7% as airline hit by summer of strikes
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21 Oct 7:47pm Brexit withdrawal agreement '95% complete', Theresa May to tell MPs
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Prime minister seeks to quell growing frustration over EU withdrawal negotiations by highlighting 'important progress'
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21 Oct 7:21pm Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned from next year in bid to tackle ocean pollution
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Some 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds are used in England each year
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