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6 Dec 6:49pm US says it has conducted 'extraordinary' flight over Ukraine in warning to Russia
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Department of Defense says flight is aimed at 'reaffirming commitment' to its allies
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6 Dec 6:39pm 'Cannabis withdrawal' treatment prevents sleep disruption in heavy users struggling to quit, trial finds
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Drug which causes build up of body's cannabis receptor-stimulating compounds could help treat dependence as more states legalise cannabis
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6 Dec 6:32pm Half of American adults have seen direct relatives imprisoned, study claims
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The US has the highest incarceration per capita in the world
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6 Dec 6:02pm France protests: Authorities to deploy almost 90,000 police this weekend amid fears of more riots
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Museums, theatres and shops announce they will close on Saturday, including Eiffel Tower
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6 Dec 4:59pm One marine killed as search for missing continues after US military planes collides off coast of Japan
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'The incident is regrettable, but our focus at the moment is on search and rescue,' Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says
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6 Dec 4:53pm North Carolina voter fraud: State launches investigation into House race as Nancy Pelosi leaves door open to new election
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The US House of Representatives has constitutional oversight of the investigation to find a winner
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6 Dec 4:37pm Brexit: May to deploy dozens of ministers around UK in last-ditch attempt to build support for deal
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Comes as Conservative backbenchers table motion to give MPs say on implementation of backstop
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6 Dec 4:33pm Hillsborough police chief to face 95 manslaughter charges after judge rejects bid to halt prosecution
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Former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire Police to stand trial in January
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6 Dec 3:15pm Brexit: David Davis says pound crashing after no-deal departure would be 'not a bad thing'
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Ex-Brexit secretary brands Theresa May's deal worse than staying the EU, urging MPs to drive a 'stake through its heart'
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6 Dec 3:14pm Skin cancers can't be safely ruled out with a visual exam alone, review warns
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Around one in 10 GP sight checks of moles end in missed melanoma and they should not be relied on alone, review authors say
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6 Dec 3:10pm UK businesses could collapse as a result of Theresa May's plan to slash immigration after Brexit, CBI warns
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Restricting flow of low-skilled migrants could be as damaging to the economy as the oil price shock in the 1970, says Carolyn Fairbairn
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6 Dec 2:36pm Pearl Harbour Remembrance Day: Why Americans observe 'a day that will live in infamy'
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This year will be the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour Naval base
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6 Dec 2:21pm Kamala Harris: 2020 hopeful 'did not know' aide was accused of sexual harassment
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'We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously,' a spokeswoman for Ms Harris' office says
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6 Dec 2:17pm Pakistan to expel 18 charities as part of crackdown on international organisations
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'It's hard to overstate the significance of the hunt for bin Laden and the impact it had on Pakistani perceptions of foreign NGOs'
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6 Dec 2:11pm Scientists stumble on bizarre 'balloon' planet deep in space
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Planet is spewing out gas from its interior
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6 Dec 2:04pm Brexit: ITV cancels plans for televised debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn
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ITV has cancelled plans to host a live Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday.
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6 Dec 1:54pm More than 40 drug driving convictions overturned in probe over 'data manipulation' at forensics lab
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Thousands of cases yet to be examined in nationwide retesting programme over alleged tampering at Randox Testing Services
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6 Dec 1:48pm US election 2020: The top 21 Democrats to take on Donald Trump
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Joe Biden, Beto O'Rourke and Kamala Harris are among a slate of the top contenders to challenge Mr Trump in 2020
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6 Dec 1:41pm Man stabbed in head 'for taking too long' at Asda petrol station
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Jack Oldfield committed attack in front of off-duty police officer, Derbyshire force says
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6 Dec 1:37pm Brexit: Downing Street pushes ahead with vote on Theresa May's plans despite expected rout
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'There were conversations about Tuesday and what the fuck we do,' said one cabinet level source after meetings at Number 10
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6 Dec 1:24pm Mandarin duck draws crowds to Central Park after mysteriously arriving in New York
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'So many people are drawn to this bird because its vibrant, vivid colours are associated with sunsets and rainbows'
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6 Dec 1:07pm Trump brags about approval rating from 'biased' polling firm hours after George HW Bush funeral
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President Trump claims he has a 50 per cent approval rating, but a aggregate of polls places him lower than that
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6 Dec 1:03pm Missing princess is 'safe in Dubai,' say Emirate's rulers
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Law firm representing princess says she was captured while 'escaping what she considered the oppressive and authoritarian influence of her father's regime'
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6 Dec 1:00pm Joe Biden warns Trump leadership is 'giving license to prejudice'
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Mr Biden is mulling a third run for the White House saying he believes he is the most qualified person to be president in America
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6 Dec 12:59pm House approves spending bill to avert US government shut down
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The stopgap funding bill now heads to the US Senate for approval
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6 Dec 12:52pm US says it has conducted 'extraordinary' flight over Ukraine in warning to Russia
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Department of Defense says flight is aimed at 'reaffirming commitment' to its allies
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6 Dec 12:41pm Amal Clooney hits out at Trump during UN dinner for attacking the press
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The Lebanese-British lawyer has represented several journalists imprisoned in Myanmar.
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6 Dec 12:37pm Father forces daughter to walk five miles to school after repeatedly bullying classmates on bus
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'This is my small way of trying to stop [bullying] in my household,' the father says in the now-viral video
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6 Dec 12:18pm House approves spending bill to avert US government shut down
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The US House of Representatives has passed a temporary spending bill, avoiding a looming government shutdown for another two weeks.
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6 Dec 12:12pm Ted Baker boss Ray Kelvin stays silent on 'hugging' investigation in latest trading update
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Law firm to carry out 'independent external investigation' after accusations that founder asked young female staff to sit on his knee and to let him massage their ears.
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6 Dec 12:04pm Brexit: Archbishop of Canterbury warns poverty and unemployment will rise if parliament allows no-deal departure
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'If we leave the EU with no deal, there's a significant danger more people will be pushed into poverty'
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6 Dec 11:57am Teenager accused of 'sexting' schoolgirls loses bid to make police delete crime reports
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Boy claimed Greater Manchester Police's retention of crime reports was 'disproportionate interference' with his right to privacy
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6 Dec 11:55am Brexit: Theresa May's deal preferred by only two parliamentary constituencies, new poll shows
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PM has stepped up efforts to sell her deal, ahead of the crunch Commons vote
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6 Dec 11:47am Two retired women wipe out £1.1m in medical expenses debt for hundreds of strangers
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Just $12,500 in donations enough to buy up millions in burdensome debt
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6 Dec 11:46am Ancient plague may have wiped out Stone Age farmers in Europe
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Scientists think 'mega-settlements' provided perfect conditions for new disease to evolve
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6 Dec 11:45am US says it has conducted 'extraordinary' flight over Ukraine in warning to Russia
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Department of Defense says flight is aimed at 'reaffirming commitment' to its allies
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6 Dec 11:29am 'Catfish' rapist jailed after tricking young women into sending naked selfies using fake Facebook profile
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'The victims in this case have shown real strength of character and fortitude by both assisting our investigation and providing evidence to the court'
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6 Dec 11:27am Neo-Nazis 'demand Prince Harry's assassination for marrying Meghan Markle'
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Sonnenkrieg Division is British offshoot of American neo-Nazi group linked to five murders
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6 Dec 11:15am Dozens of Amazon employees taken to hospital after robot unleashes bear spray
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Workers reported trouble breathing and burning sensations in eyes and throats
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6 Dec 11:10am Brazil's new far-right president Bolsonaro risks turning environmental champions into 'climate rogues', experts say
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Rising levels of deforestation and climate-sceptic government among major concerns at international summit
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6 Dec 11:02am 'Golden visas' allowing Russian and Chinese investors to settle in UK suspended over money laundering
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Controversial scheme let super-rich live and work in UK for £2m minimum investment
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6 Dec 11:00am Mystery of how geckos walk on water solved by scientists
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'They can run at a metre per second over water ... geckos are superheroes,' says scientist
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6 Dec 10:51am Home Office unlawfully removed child asylum seeker from UK, High Court rules
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Judge orders government to arrange return of 'exceptionally vulnerable' boy in unprecedented move after finding his removal to Germany unlawful
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6 Dec 10:49am Trump appointee told official told not to condemn white nationalists after Charlottesville riots, emails show
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Trump blamed 'both sides' for violence at rally organised by far-right groups, which saw white supremacist kill counter-protestor with a car
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6 Dec 10:29am Videos of drunk passengers falling onto train tracks released as police issue warning before Christmas season
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Police say over the last decade, 21 people have died died in alcohol-related incidents on station platforms
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6 Dec 10:27am US says it has conducted 'extraordinary' flight over Ukraine in warning to Russia
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The United States has said it has conducted an "extraordinary" flight in Ukrainian airspace.
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6 Dec 9:43am Chinese sex toy company fined after former porn star wears Communist scarf
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Neckerchief is worn by youngsters from Young Pioneers of China and is seen as emblematic of blood of revolutionary martyrs
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6 Dec 8:59am UN requests access to 'worrying' Muslim reeducation camps in China
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As many as two million 'trainees' are believed to be held in facilities where previous detainees have alleged they were tortured
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6 Dec 8:57am North Korea's top diplomat arrives in China as countries seek breakthrough in nuclear crisis
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Trips by Ri Yong Ho have previously been linked to major leaders' summits
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6 Dec 8:53am A View from the Top: ViaVan London chief Jess Oppetit on driving the Uber rival's success
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ViaVan launched in the UK when Uber's fortunes had taken a downward turn in the capital – the group's London manager tells Andy Martin about what happened next
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6 Dec 7:09am Boy so overwhelmed by Queen's visit he immediately crawls out of room
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Nine-year-old Nathan leaves onlookers laughing during meeting at children's charity in London
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6 Dec 6:31am Former Tesco bosses Chris Bush and John Scouler cleared of £250m fraud after case collapses
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Two former Tesco bosses have been cleared of charges in a £250m fraud and false accounting scandal after the case against them collapsed.
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6 Dec 5:38am Gambling firms to stop advertising during live sporting events
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William Hill, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Bet365 said to be among companies signed up for 'whistle-to-whistle' ban on betting ads
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6 Dec 5:23am US town overturns 98-year-old ban on snowball fights after campaign led by nine-year-old boy
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Dane Best, 9, now wants to lift rule which makes his guinea pig illegal
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6 Dec 5:19am Time Person of the Year 2018: Who is in the running to be December's cover star and who has won previously?
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Christine Blasey Ford, Nancy Pelosi, Ryan Coogler, Meghan Markle and Jeff Bezos among the long list of potential candidates
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6 Dec 4:55am Boris Johnson ordered to apologise in parliament over failure to declare more than £52,000 in earnings
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Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Kathryn Stone, found the breach was 'neither inadvertent nor minor'
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6 Dec 4:34am Brexit: Theresa May pushes ahead with crunch vote despite pleas from cabinet ministers to delay to avoid defeat
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'We are in the middle of five days of debate in parliament, which will lead up to a vote on this issue,' says May
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6 Dec 4:30am Ghost towers: What does the future hold for London's unoccupied flats?
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The capital has become filled with tall glass and steel 'icons' that are conspicuously unsold or 'owned and left empty'. For decades protesters have demanded they be repurposed as social housing. Oliver Bennett unravels the highs and lows of a phenomenon with global foundations
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6 Dec 4:20am Police investigating far-right extremism arrest man and two teenagers on terrorism charges
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Police have arrested three suspected far-right extremists on terror charges.
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6 Dec 4:15am Harvey Weinstein email to friends about his 'nightmare' leaked: 'I've had one hell of a year'
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Message released as former Hollywood producer's lawyers wage campaign to discredit sexual assault accusers
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6 Dec 3:52am Beto O'Rourke holds talks with Obama as he considers running against Trump in 2020 presidential election
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Texan congressman seen as one of the leading candidates to take on Donald Trump
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6 Dec 3:22am Brexit: JP Morgan says probability of UK staying in EU has risen to 40%
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UK now appears to have the option of revoking unilaterally, economist says
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6 Dec 2:30am 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 11:46pm Irish parliament's lower house passes historic bill to legalise abortion
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Politicians are racing to have law in place by January
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5 Dec 8:43pm Third of British men believe non-consensual sex with women who flirt on dates may not be rape, poll claims
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Campaigners say 'alarming' views could be contributing to low conviction rates in rape trials
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5 Dec 8:14pm Macron scraps French fuel tax rise amid nationwide protests and rioting in Paris
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'Yellow vest' demonstrators planning fresh marches this weekend
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5 Dec 8:02pm NYPD announce plans to deploy drone fleet sparking privacy concerns
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The department insists the drone fleet will not be used for warrantless surveillance
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5 Dec 7:54pm Two dozen Amazon workers taken to hospital after bear repellent falls from shelf in New Jersey warehouse
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The workers reported symptoms of troubled breathing and burning sensations in their eyes and throats
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5 Dec 7:48pm US prepares to sail warship into Black Sea amid Ukraine-Russia clash near Crimea
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The move would dramatically increase the chance of military conflict between the US, Russia and Ukraine
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5 Dec 7:22pm NHS needs 10,000 extra hospital beds this winter to keep patients safe, BMA warns
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Doctors' union says winter period 'could be the worst on record' for emergency departments
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5 Dec 7:18pm Climate change made this summer's heatwave 30 times more likely, Met Office report says
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UK now has roughly 12 per cent chance of summer average temperatures being as high as in 2018, report says
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5 Dec 7:14pm Mental Health Act 'needs major reform' as black patients four times as likely as whites to be sectioned
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'Our experience has been, professionals come with stereotypes, which are usually negative if you're a black person,' mental health patients tell independent review
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5 Dec 7:05pm Universal credit pushing refugees into 'almost inevitable destitution', charity warns
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Red Cross warns newly recognised refugees facing 'inescapable trap of destitution' as universal credit payment delay is longer than period they are given to leave asylum accommodation
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5 Dec 7:00pm Government's technical qualifications to count for Ucas points in bid to end 'snobbery'
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'As a nation I'm afraid we've been technical education snobs,' education secretary says
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