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5 Dec 6:34pm Huawei's chief financial officer arrested in Canada
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Meng Wanzhou faces extradition to the US, authorities say
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5 Dec 6:34pm Huawei's Meng Wanzhou arrest canada extradition sanctions iran us
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Meng Wanzhou faces extradition to the US, authorities say
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5 Dec 6:06pm North Korea has 'expanded secret missile base' despite Trump promises over denuclearisation
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Satellite images reportedly show construction continued after US president's historic summit with Kim Jong-un
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5 Dec 5:22pm Migrant caravan: Footage shows children being thrown over 18-foot Arizona border fence
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The children and their family later surrendered to US Border Patrol and were taken into custody.
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5 Dec 5:00pm George HW Bush given emotional sendoff by son at funeral – as Trump is given the cold shoulder
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'The brightest of a thousand points of light,' George W Bush says of his father
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5 Dec 4:50pm Waymo launches first US commercial self-driving taxi service
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Service limited to city of Phoenix - for now
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5 Dec 4:50pm UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
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Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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5 Dec 3:38pm UK 'lagging behind' on efforts to tackle modern slavery as victims not given adequate support, report warns
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Exclusive: Experts warn lack of financial and pastoral support for trafficking survivors, as well as an absence of secure immigration status, leaves many too afraid to give evidence against perpetrators
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5 Dec 3:31pm Philadelphia-born US citizen detained by ICE and threatened with deportation to Jamaica
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The Trump administration started a pilot programme in Florida to encourage local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration requests
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5 Dec 3:09pm Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Congress over staff salaries and unpaid internships
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The 29-year-old congresswoman-elect says it is 'unjust' for legislators to earn a living wage while they depend on unpaid interns and underpaid staffers.
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5 Dec 3:02pm 'Wolf pack' sex attackers did not gang rape teenager, Spanish appeals court rules
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'Male chauvinism is well established in the courts and we must take measures,' leading politician says
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5 Dec 2:55pm Redacted Michael Flynn filing shows 'Mueller's work is far from over', says ex-federal prosecutor
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Former national security adviser due to be sentenced later this month
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5 Dec 2:54pm George HW Bush funeral: Former president flown to Texas after moving eulogies at National Cathedral
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Follow latest updates as mourners arrive to pay tribute to the former president
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5 Dec 1:56pm Redacted Michael Flynn filing shows 'Mueller's work is far from over', says ex-federal prosecutor
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Former national security adviser due to be sentenced later this month
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5 Dec 1:55pm Climate change: Greenland ice sheet melting faster than at any time in last 400 years, researchers warn
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Sea level rises caused by Greenland ice melt highest for 'thousand of years'
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5 Dec 1:44pm Children as young as nine asked if Santa is real for homework sparking outrage from parents
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'Choosing this topic to debate takes away from the magic of Christmas'
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5 Dec 1:18pm George HW Bush funeral - latest updates: Former president's son delivers moving eulogy in front of world leaders
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Follow latest updates as mourners arrive to pay tribute to the former president
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5 Dec 1:04pm Inside the Hezbollah tunnel that Israel never found
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Discovery of tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon into Israel has raised tensions on border
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5 Dec 1:02pm Pig-to-human heart transplants 'one step closer' after success with baboons
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New techniques triple survival rates among baboons requiring the surgery
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5 Dec 1:02pm Global carbon emissions expected to hit all-time high in 2018
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'World leaders and their negotiators will say "we are doing our best". So far their best has not been enough'
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5 Dec 12:55pm Teenager stabbed 15 times by rival gang members in Ipswich postcode feud, court hears
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Five men and one boy deny murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens during feud between groups in June
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5 Dec 12:53pm Muelller's Flynn memo: What does the sentencing recommendation mean for Trump?
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Flynn has been cooperating with the Mueller probe by providing information for at least three investigations
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5 Dec 12:43pm Woman wearing 'Merry Xmas' t-shirt wanted in connection with theft of Christmas presents from teenage girl
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'This young girl had spent more than £100 of her money on presents for her family,' police say
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5 Dec 12:34pm Brexit: Philip Hammond warns no deal will plunge UK into 1980s style upheaval
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Philip Hammond has warned that the upheaval after a no-deal Brexit will match that from the 1980s when entire communities were gutted as Britain's economy transformed.
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5 Dec 12:31pm Australian senator thanks 'young brown men' for delivering his pizza
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David Leyonhjelm criticised for 'condescending' speech praising young migrants from Asia and Middle East
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5 Dec 12:23pm Illinois state capitol forced to display satanic statue alongside Nativity scene
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Sculpture depicts snake coiled around woman's forearm, which is holding apple
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5 Dec 12:20pm Veteran athlete hailed for record-breaking 1,800-mile run across New Zealand admits he hitched lifts
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Perry Newburn, 64, says he took the decision to drive when faced with 'totally unsafe' conditions
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5 Dec 12:17pm Brexit campaign group Leave EU embroiled in row over 'antisemitic' tweet
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Conservative MP Maria Caulfield has contacted her lawyer over the 'deeply offensive' poster
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5 Dec 12:15pm Who is Chris Skidmore? Everything you need to know about the new universities and science minister
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'Chris is taking up the role at a particularly challenging time for universities'
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5 Dec 11:53am Lame-duck Wisconsin Republicans pass vote to restrict incoming Democrats in controversial 'power grab'
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Democrats decry sweeping measures seen being designed to handcuff the new administration
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5 Dec 11:52am George HW Bush funeral - latest updates: Former president's son delivers moving eulogy in front of world leaders
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Follow latest updates as mourners arrive to pay tribute to the former president
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5 Dec 11:44am Italy's far-right government forces migrants to leave shelters ahead of Christmas
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New law established by Matteo Salvini abolishes 'humanitarian protection' status for asylum seekers
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5 Dec 11:36am Guns, heroin syringes and sex hygiene equipment: Archaeological dig reveals sordid history of Storyville red light district of New Orleans
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Exclusive: Findings shed new light on world-famous quarter immortalised in 1960s pop song 'The House of the Rising Sun'
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5 Dec 11:35am Anti-Mafia raids arrest 90 people across Europe targeting Ndrangheta criminal organisation
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Suspected mafioso believed to be involved in cocaine trafficking, money laundering, violence and bribery, EU agency that coordinates cross-border crime fighting says
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5 Dec 11:27am People who sleep for too long at greater risk of heart disease, study finds
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'If you sleep too much regularly, say more than nine hours a day, then you may want to visit a doctor'
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5 Dec 11:25am Almost three quarters of students want Final Say referendum, new survey finds
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Exclusive: NUS poll shows strong backing for Final Say referendum amid ongoing doubts over Theresa May's ability to get deal through Parliament
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5 Dec 11:23am Women who have HIV more likely to face gender-based violence, new report shows
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Exclusive: 'When you live in violence, you do not really realise it. But in this kind of life, the last of your worries is HIV and how to protect yourself'
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5 Dec 11:13am Brexit: UK could be stuck in 'protracted and repeating' negotiations with EU, government legal advice warns
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Attorney general's assessment published after MPs found government in contempt of Parliament
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5 Dec 11:10am Luxembourg princess defended by judge after 'fairytale' marriage to royal collapse
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High Court judge rules royal was 'traduced' by some media outlets following legal dispute over money
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5 Dec 11:08am Lame-duck Wisconsin Republicans pass vote to restrict incoming Democrats in controversial 'power grab'
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Democrats decry sweeping measures seen being designed to handcuff the new administration
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5 Dec 11:06am Italy's far-right minister Matteo Salvini admonished by prosecutor for tweeting about Nigerian 'mafiosi' arrests
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Police operations threatened by interior minister's social media habit, prosecutor claims
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5 Dec 10:38am Drink-fuelled violence at train stations over festive period more than doubles in two years, new figures show
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Over the past decade, 21 people have died as a result of alcohol-related incidents on station platforms
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5 Dec 10:37am Donald Trump tweets about oil prices moments before George HW Bush funeral, which he says 'is not a funeral'
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'The World does not want to see, or need, higher oil prices,' says president as dignitaries arrive for Washington service
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5 Dec 10:37am Brexit: Leave 'very likely' won EU referendum due to illegal overspending, Oxford professor to tell High Court
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Exclusive: Analysis finds adverts reached 'tens of millions of people' in crucial days after spending limit breached – enough to change the outcome
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5 Dec 10:23am Musselburgh racecourse: Investigation launched after four horses die in one day
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'It is unforgivable that horses are dying on an almost daily basis,' says campaign group Animal Aid
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5 Dec 10:19am New dog-sized dinosaur species found fossilised in iridescent opal in Australia
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'My jaw dropped. I had to try hard to contain my excitement, it was so beautiful'
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5 Dec 10:02am Malaysia and Indonesia 'put pressure on UK government' to intervene over Iceland's palm oil ban
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'It is not for us to argue the case for palm oil,' say British diplomats
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5 Dec 9:59am Father denies beating three-week-old baby daughter to death at home
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Thomas Haining accused of repeatedly inflicting blunt force trauma on Mikayla Haining's head and body
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5 Dec 9:22am Donald and Melania Trump use eight-vehicle motorcade to travel 230m to meet George W Bush
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'Presidents, including the last one, have made the walk before,' former National Security Council spokesperson says
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5 Dec 9:06am Pound rises against dollar and euro as chances of UK remaining in EU increase
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Unprecedented string of three defeats for the government and a key decision on Brexit from Europe's top court sent sterling up
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5 Dec 9:04am Giant clam species being pushed to brink of extinction by mysterious parasite
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Vast swathes of noble pen shell clams destroyed in just two years
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5 Dec 8:59am Jeremy Corbyn scored an own goal at PMQs that was so unlikely it was almost a masterpiece
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Here he was, in one of the world's grandest debating chambers, the TV cameras rolling, the EU withdrawal agreement at its most botched point – and he decided not to mention Brexit at all
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5 Dec 8:50am Brexit: Theresa May plans last ditch move to get eurosceptics behind her withdrawal plan
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Plans could include strengthening parliament's power to say when and if the country enters into the hated Irish backstop
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5 Dec 8:45am Trump administration approves seismic blasting for oil in Atlantic despite fears for marine life
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Companies authorised to 'to incidentally, but not intentionally, harass' whales and dolphins
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5 Dec 8:26am Elderly woman dies after collapsing during burglary at London home
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An elderly woman has died after her house was burgled in London. The 77-year-old victim managed to dial 999 from her home in Barnet, but collapsed while on the phone to police. Officers and paramedics performed CPR and transferred her to hospital but she died the following day.
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5 Dec 8:12am 'Sarlacc's pit': Enormous unexplored cave accidentally discovered in Canada
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Entrance of previously unknown site is size of football pitch
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5 Dec 7:58am Grace Millane: Police searching for British woman, 22, who vanished in New Zealand
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Family appeal for information on Essex tourist after she fails to return to her Auckland hostel
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5 Dec 7:57am Police watchdog launches inquiry as man dies shortly after being arrested at Yorkshire hotel
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The Independent Office for Police Conduct is looking into the interactions between the West Yorkshire Police and the man
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5 Dec 7:41am Brexit Betrayal Rally: What is the anti-EU protest backed by Ukip and Tommy Robinson?
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Leavers voters to march in central London to express dissatisfaction ahead of 'meaningful' parliamentary vote on PM's withdrawal agreement
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5 Dec 7:33am Chris Dawson: Police arrest husband of missing woman after true-crime podcast brings cold case back to life
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'We've always been determined to find the truth and that's the reason why we've fought to keep Lyn's name alive'
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5 Dec 7:31am Pharmacist who murdered wife with Tesco bag so he could run off with male lover is jailed for life
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A pharmacist who strangled his wife with a Tesco bag so he could pocket £2m in life insurance and run away with his male lover has been jailed for life.
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5 Dec 7:28am Albert Einstein's 'God letter' in which physicist rejected religion auctioned for $3m
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'The world God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of venerable but still rather primitive legends'
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5 Dec 7:17am This is what Brexiteers get badly wrong when they talk about the World Trade Organisation
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It is only by claiming that trading 'on WTO terms' would be fine that Brexiters manage to be so relaxed about the UK leaving the EU without a deal, but the WTO does not ensure the removal of all barriers to trade
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5 Dec 7:08am Putin says Russia will start developing intermediate-range missiles if US does not back down
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would be forced to respond if the US exits the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces arms control treaty.
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5 Dec 7:00am Teacher sacked by school for telling six-year-old children Father Christmas is not real
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School district says substitute will not return after Santa-debunking outburst in class of first graders
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5 Dec 6:54am 'Khashoggi Way' road sign appears outside Saudi Arabia embassy in Washington DC
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The sign was accompanied by an inflatable rat made to mimic President Donald Trump
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5 Dec 6:50am What happens next with Brexit? From key dates and the meaningful vote to Theresa May's future as prime minister
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Everything you need to know about Britain's EU withdrawal and what might happen in the coming weeks
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5 Dec 6:27am Brexit uncertainty causes shock slump to UK service sector
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'Unless demand revives, a slide into economic decline at the turn of the year is a distinct possibility,' said Chris Williamson of IHS Markit
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5 Dec 6:24am Ryanair set for court battle with CAA after denying passengers cancellation compo due to strikes
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The airline characterises the wave of industrial action it experienced last summer as 'exceptional'. Is that a credible argument?
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5 Dec 6:19am Brexit: Government minister Liam Fox admits MPs can stop Britain leaving EU
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'It would entirely be possible for amendments to a number of pieces of legislation to achieve that effect'
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5 Dec 6:06am Saudi Arabia loses right to host international chess tournament after banning Israeli players
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Event to be held in Russia after lawyers representing Israelis threatened legal action
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5 Dec 5:56am US stock markets to close in honour of former president George H W Bush
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US flags will fly at half-mast and the three main US stock indices - Dow Jones Industrial Average the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq - will be at a standstill
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5 Dec 5:39am Stephen Hillenburg: marine biologist who created SpongeBob SquarePants
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His fascination with what goes on beneath the sea led him first to academia and then the bright lights of children's TV and Hollywood
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5 Dec 5:36am Brexit: More voters than ever think leaving EU is a mistake, new opinion poll finds
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Just 38 per cent of people now think EU withdrawal is a good idea, survey finds
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5 Dec 5:27am The 24 hours that changed Brexit: What just happened?
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A series of government defeats in Westminster and decisions at the European Court have changed the dynamic
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5 Dec 5:15am US judge investigated after 'letting drugs suspect escape through the back door' to avoid ICE agents in courthouse
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Shelley Joseph recorded saying will not allow ICE to detain suspect in her court
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5 Dec 5:14am Deliveroo drivers lose latest legal battle over collective bargaining rights
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Latest decision upholds ruling that delivery service riders are not workers or employees
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5 Dec 5:04am Brexit: How newspaper front pages reported Theresa May's humiliating defeats in House of Commons
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The tumultuous day in British politics features at the top of the news agenda
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5 Dec 4:58am China refuses top human rights official access to Uighur Muslim 're-education' camps
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'I am shocked by reports of the treatment of the Turkic Uighur minority,' sys German human rights commissioner Barbel Kofler
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5 Dec 4:56am Trump tweets about trade confuse investors and policymakers around world: 'Chaos breeds chaos'
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US stock markets drop following investor doubts over China talks and Trump's 'Tariff man' comments
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5 Dec 4:24am As Vienna rallies against Instagram, is it time to 'unhashtag' travel everywhere?
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A bold new tourism campaign in Vienna calling for travellers to put their smartphones away has our travel editors divided. Cathy Adams, who started her love affair with Instagram in 2012, says the world is better when we're connected to it, while Helen Coffey, who has never used it, refuses to tie her ego to her travels
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5 Dec 4:18am Andrea Leadsom refuses to say Theresa May will still be prime minister next week if Brexit deal defeated
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Asked if Ms May would still be the right person to lead the country, Commons leader replies: 'She certainly is – at the moment'
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5 Dec 4:04am Head of Alibaba's streaming platform Youku arrested for 'taking improper payments'
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Chinese retail giant says it is cooperating fully with the investigation
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5 Dec 3:45am Khashoggi murder: UN human rights chief demands international inquiry as Turkey tells Saudi Arabia to extradite all suspects for arrest
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Turkey's chief prosecutor files arrest warrants for top aide to crown prince and deputy head of foreign intelligence
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5 Dec 3:45am Khashoggi murder: Turkey tells Saudi Arabia to extradite all suspects for arrest including crown prince Bin Salman allies
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Turkey has instructed Saudi Arabia to extradite all suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, including two key allies of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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5 Dec 2:30am UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
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5 Dec 12:02am Number of far-right terror attacks increases as overall deaths from terrorism fall, report finds
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Majority of far-right attacks carried out by 'lone actors with far-right, white nationalist or anti-Muslim beliefs'
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5 Dec 12:00am New Caledonia earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after massive 7.6-magnitude quake
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Tsunami waves up to 10ft possible in some Pacific islands, monitors warn
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4 Dec 7:49pm North hit by spending cuts since Tory austerity while South sees increase in government money, study finds
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'Time the North came to front of queue for public investment,' Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says
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4 Dec 7:42pm Just 10% of UK companies have strategies to cut carbon emissions, study reveals
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Report comes as David Attenborough warns climate change summit that global warming will lead to the collapse of civilisation if action is not taken
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4 Dec 7:41pm Patients at risk with doctors at 'breaking point' and looking to quit in unprecedented numbers, GMC warns
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Doctors adopting 'risky and unsustainable' compromises to maintain patient care and looking to quit NHS in 'unprecedented numbers', regulator says
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4 Dec 7:40pm Home Office failed to act on repeated warning signs of Windrush failings, major report finds
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Full scale of the scandal is yet to be established, National Audit Office says
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