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Octavian wins the BBC Sound of 2019 10 Jan 6:59pm Octavian wins the BBC Sound of 2019
BBC
The Drake-endorsed rapper tops the BBC's Sound of 2019, which tips the Next Big Things in music.
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10 Jan 6:30pm California governor rebukes Trump agenda with immigrant healthcare and free college
The Guardian
Some are already speculating that Gavin Newsom may be the most progressive governor in state history The first
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10 Jan 6:18pm Prison workers warn of 'escapes' as government shutdown continues: 'We're the front line keeping MS-13 locked up'
The Independent
For 'essential' prison workers, the shutdown has meant weeks of working alongside gang members and murderers while worrying about paying the bills
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10 Jan 6:14pm Brooksville airport: Person 'decapitated by helicopter blades' in Florida
The Independent
'It does appear to be accident,' says local sheriff
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Question Time: Fiona Bruce hosts her first programme 10 Jan 6:13pm Question Time: Fiona Bruce hosts her first programme
BBC
The presenter hosts her first edition of the programme since David Dimbleby's departure.
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10 Jan 6:10pm Cristiano Ronaldo: Las Vegas police 'issue warrant' for footballer's DNA over Kathryn Mayorga rape allegations
The Independent
Vegas police have been investigating Mayorga's allegations since they came to light last year
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10 Jan 6:05pm Ex-Nazi prison guard deported by US dies in Germany aged 95
The Guardian
Jakiw Palij, who concealed his past from immigration agents in 1949, was stripped of his US citizenship and deported in August A former Nazi labour camp guard who was stripped of his US citizenship and deported in August, has died in Germany aged 95, the US ambassador in Berlin announced Thursday. “Former Nazi prison guard Jakiw Palij has died in Germany,” Richard Grenell
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10 Jan 5:54pm Teenage Australian boy killed in Austrian avalanche while skiing with family
The Guardian
Sixteen-year-old dies after he was swept away while skiiing at St Anton am Arlberg A 16-year-old Australian boy has been killed in an avalanche in Austria, local police said. Max Meyer was on a skiing holiday with his family at St Anton am Arlberg, western Austria, on Wednesday, when he was buried by the avalanche as his parents and 14-year-old brother looked on helplessly, according to reports.
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Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row 10 Jan 5:50pm Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row
BBC
Mr Trump threatened to declare a national emergency, and insisted Mexico would pay for the wall.
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10 Jan 5:25pm Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress in February
The Guardian
Former Trump lawyer says he accepted invitation from top Democrat and will offer ‘full and credible account of events’ Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and aide Michael Cohen says he has accepted an invitation from a top House Democrat to testify publicly before Congress next month. His testimony before the House oversight and reform committee on 7 February will be the first major public oversight hearing for Democrats, who have promised greater scrutiny of Trump after winning control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections.
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10 Jan 5:22pm Amber Rudd scraps controversial extension of two-child benefits cap
The Independent
Work and pensions secretary bows to pressure in bid to allay fears about roll-out of universal credit
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10 Jan 5:21pm Brooksville airport: Person 'decapitated by helicopter blades' in Florida
The Independent
Authorities are investigating a decapitation involving a helicopter at a Florida airport, according to multiple local media reports.
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10 Jan 5:20pm Scientists may have seen birth of a black hole for first time ever
The Independent
Stellar debris lit up the night sky with a bright light
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10 Jan 5:14pm Renault finds no illegal payments to Carlos Ghosn in past two years
The Guardian
Investigation will now examine payments made to former Nissan chairman before 2017 Renault has said it has so far found no evidence of illegal or fraudulent payments to Carlos Ghosn, despite the chief executive of the French carmaker remaining under arrest in Japan. Ghosn was
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Universal credit: Two-child benefit cap to be relaxed 10 Jan 5:00pm Universal credit: Two-child benefit cap to be relaxed
BBC
Families with three or more children born before April 2017 will now not be included.
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10 Jan 4:52pm Mexico investigates battle between drug gangs that left at least 20 dead
The Guardian
The bodies, some burned, found in the northern border town of Tamaulipas that’s convulsed by fighting to control drug trafficking Mexican authorities are investigating a battle between two suspected gangs that left at least 20 bodies, 17 of them burned, in a border town near where Donald Trump will visit on Thursday to win support for his plan to build a wall. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said at his daily morning news conference that initial information pointed to a “battle between two groups”, and that security officials would later provide further information.
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10 Jan 4:07pm Theresa May contacts union leaders for Brexit deal support from Labour
The Guardian
Guarantees over workers’ rights offered, as prime minister eyes compromise Theresa May has sparked hopes among senior Labour figures that she is laying the groundwork to compromise on her Brexit deal after next week’s meaningful vote, following a flurry of contacts with union leaders and MPs in recent days. Conservative ministers were calling around Labour MPs on Thursday – including at least one member of the shadow cabinet – to gauge support for May’s deal if she beefs up pledges on workers’ rights.
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10 Jan 4:03pm Police request Ronaldo DNA sample following rape allegation
BBC
Las Vegas police issue a warrant for a DNA sample from Cristiano Ronaldo as part of their investigation into the rape allegations made against him.
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10 Jan 3:23pm Michael Cohen: Trump's former lawyer to testify publicly before Congress
The Independent
Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen is to publicly testify in front of Congress next month, in the first major move by Democrats to bring in a Trump associate connected to Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
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10 Jan 3:10pm Maggots could be sent to Syria by UK to help clean wounds
The Guardian
The plan is part of an initiative, co-sponsored by the DfID, to help those affected by conflict or humanitarian crises The UK government is taking part in a pioneering international aid project which could see consignments of maggots sent to crisis zones such as Syria as a simple and effective way to clean wounds, it has been announced. So-called maggot therapy was been used in the first world war, when their efficacy in helping wounds heal was discovered by accident, and it is
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Jail for smuggler caught with eggs strapped to chest 10 Jan 2:59pm Jail for smuggler caught with eggs strapped to chest
BBC
Jeffrey Lendrum flew into Britain from Johannesburg with birds' eggs hidden underneath a heavy coat.
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10 Jan 2:26pm Trump stands by claim that Mexico will pay for wall
BBC
Mr Trump's campaign had previously said Mexico would make a one-time payment to fund the border wall.
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10 Jan 2:23pm Test for Trump's steel border wall prototype 'proves it can be sawed through'
The Independent
US officials are defending the feeble border wall prototypes by claiming that it is intended to be destructible
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10 Jan 2:17pm Easter Island statues: mystery behind their location revealed
The Guardian
Location of statues was based on nearby fresh water and other resources, says US study The huge stone figures of Easter Island have beguiled explorers, researchers and the wider world for centuries, but now experts say they have cracked one of the biggest mysteries: why the statues are where they are. Researchers say they have analysed the locations of the megalithic platforms, or
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10 Jan 2:07pm Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro pulls Brazil from United Nations pact designed to protect migrants
The Independent
Controversial president adopts harder line on immigration by rejecting proposals
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10 Jan 2:06pm Michael Gove brands Labour's Brexit plans 'b*****ks' in outspoken Commons attack
The Independent
'We now know from Labour's own frontbench that their official Brexit position is b*****ks'
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10 Jan 2:01pm Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Honda deliver triple dose of bad news for UK car industry
The Independent
Thousands of job cuts and a post-Brexit production shutdown announced
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10 Jan 2:00pm Warming oceans likely to raise sea levels 30cm by end of century – study
The Guardian
Seawater temperature is rising faster than predicted, which is likely to worsen extreme weather events around the world The world’s oceans are warming at a faster rate than previously estimated, new research has found, raising fresh concerns over the rapid progress of climate change. Warming oceans take up more space, a process known as
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10 Jan 1:46pm Thousands of NHS hospital consultants intend to quit years before retirement, survey finds
The Independent
'Implications of such a significant loss of skilled and specialist clinicians is potentially disastrous,' says BMA
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10 Jan 1:46pm Cristiano Ronaldo: Las Vegas police 'issue warrant' for footballer's DNA over Kathryn Mayorga rape allegations
The Independent
Vegas police have been investigating Mayorga's allegations since they came to light last year
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10 Jan 1:36pm Extinct mammoths could be given protected status in bid to save elephants
The Guardian
Proposal is intended to protect African elephants from being poached for their tusks The long-extinct woolly mammoth could gain protected status in an unprecedented attempt to save the African elephant from the global ivory trade. If approved, the protection of the mammoth under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) could prove vital in saving its modern relatives. The proposal by Israel would close a loophole that enables the
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10 Jan 1:35pm Lawyer for speedboat owner who is on run after killing date denies 'protecting a fugitive'
The Independent
Legal aid-funded appeal launched despite Shepherd remaining on the run from police
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US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo 10 Jan 1:24pm US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo
BBC
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Barack Obama had made "dire misjudgements" in the Middle East.
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10 Jan 1:23pm Oklahoma poacher caught after bragging about killing deer to game warden on Bumble
The Independent
The killing occurred outside of normal hunting season, but further charges were dropped after the woman pleaded guilty
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10 Jan 1:13pm Hunting with dogs to be 'effectively halted' in Scotland as new curbs planned
The Independent
Minister reveals measures planned to close legal loopholes and prevent 'trail-hunting' north of the border
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10 Jan 1:13pm Brexit: May demands explanation for Bercow's decision to allow vote to give MPs more power
The Independent
Intervention comes as Japanese prime minister makes plea to avoid no-deal Brexit, warning: 'The world is watching the UK'
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10 Jan 1:11pm Brian Grace obituary
The Guardian
My father, Brian Grace, who has died aged 88, overcame early disadvantages to forge a life revolving around his family, his work as an engineering inspector, and the betting shop – not always in that order. The son of Fred Grace, a bus driver with London Transport, and Lillian (nee Turpin), an advertising model, Brian was born in Battersea, south-west London, with disabilities that required a series of operations on his leg and foot.
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10 Jan 12:58pm El Chapo trial: cartel boss spied on wives and mistresses as FBI eavesdropped
The Guardian
Guzmán’s electronic life was revealed thanks to evidence from an undercover FBI agent and the IT fixer he recruited The recorded, wiretapped life of
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10 Jan 12:45pm Theresa May picks up the phone to union bosses in desperate bid to find backing for Brexit plan
The Independent
The prime minister called the leaders of Unite and the GMB ahead of the vote in parliament which she is expected to lose
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10 Jan 12:43pm Mike Pompeo lays out Trump's vision for Middle East, blaming Iran and Obama for region's ills
The Independent
Secretary of State listed a number of dubious successes under President Donald Trump
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Brexit: Theresa May calls union chiefs to seek support for deal 10 Jan 12:36pm Brexit: Theresa May calls union chiefs to seek support for deal
BBC
Theresa May widens search for backing - as Japan's PM says the whole world wants to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
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10 Jan 12:34pm US will expel every last Iranian boot from Syria, says Mike Pompeo
The Guardian
Secretary of state seeks to reassure Middle East that US is not abandoning region The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has vowed the US and its allies will “expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria as he sought to reassure Middle Eastern nations it was not withdrawing from the region despite Donald Trump’s call for
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10 Jan 12:16pm Film of fox being kicked into river 'proof illegal hunting is taking place', says Packham
The Independent
'This anachronistic savagery shames our nation and our species,' says Chris Packham
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10 Jan 12:09pm Nicolas Maduro celebrates start of second presidential term as devastating economic crisis worsens in Venezuela
The Independent
President's popularity has plunged amid hyperinflation, scarcities and rising authoritarianism
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US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo 10 Jan 12:07pm US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo
BBC
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Barack Obama had made "dire misjudgements" in the Middle East.
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10 Jan 11:49am US border crisis: At least 20 bodies discovered dead and burned in Mexico
The Independent
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the killings appear to have been part of a dispute between gangs
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10 Jan 11:43am Description of shawarma as 'iconic Israeli street food' sparks widespread mockery and derision
The Independent
Labelling of Middle Eastern meat dish draws sarcastic comparisons and accusations of 'gastronomic theft'
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10 Jan 11:39am Air quality on London Underground '30 times worse than congested roads above'
The Independent
Air pollution experts encouraged commuters to keep using Tube until further research uncovered the impact it has
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10 Jan 11:35am Honda to shut production down for six days in April due to Brexit, says report
The Independent
Honda has told its workforce it will pause production for six days in April due to Brexit logistics and border disruption, according to a Sky News report.
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10 Jan 11:32am 'I haven't turned my house into restaurant,' says Norwich man with illuminated sign above front door
The Independent
'There is no restaurant there,' homeowner insists, despite bar and seating for 24 people found in property
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10 Jan 11:32am US Open participant among 15 people arrested in match-fixing probe in Spain
BBC
Spain's Civil Guard arrests 15 people after an investigation into match-fixing in the lower tiers of professional tennis.
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Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts 10 Jan 11:25am Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts
BBC
The car maker says it will cut thousands of jobs as part of a £2.5bn cost-cutting plan.
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10 Jan 11:24am Thousands of Syrian children at risk as flooding hits refugee camps
The Independent
Refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon flooded after heavy rains
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Terrifying near miss in NZ harbour 10 Jan 11:20am Terrifying near miss in NZ harbour
BBC
Four passengers aboard an inflatable boat in a New Zealand harbour have a lucky escape.
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10 Jan 11:18am Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit campaign began with an honest lie. Now the whoppers are too big to keep a lid on
The Independent
Corbyn's latest Brexit ploy is to tell the public to forget about it and move on, and who better to help them do it than a man who never cared about it in the first place?
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Aaron Ramsey: Juventus leading race to sign Arsenal and Wales midfielder 10 Jan 11:16am Aaron Ramsey: Juventus leading race to sign Arsenal and Wales midfielder
BBC
Juventus are leading the race to sign Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey but the midfielder is yet to make a final decision.
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10 Jan 11:13am Tommy Robinson supporter admits verbally abusing female journalist he said was 'Muslim-backed'
The Independent
Restaurant owner William Eve denies abuse was religiously aggravated
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10 Jan 11:06am Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and John Lewis reveal disappointing sales on grim day for high street retailers
The Independent
John Lewis warns staff may not receive annual bonus for first time since 1953
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10 Jan 11:01am Theresa May's Brexit deal will 'threaten national security', warns former MI6 chief
The Independent
Agreement would 'place control of aspects of our national security in foreign hands', letter to grassroots Tories claims
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Gravesend nightclub attacker given 28-year sentence 10 Jan 10:56am Gravesend nightclub attacker given 28-year sentence
BBC
Mohammed Abdul is jailed for 28 years for driving on to a crowded dancefloor, injuring eight people.
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Workers flee as ship slips back into water 10 Jan 10:56am Workers flee as ship slips back into water
BBC
The 65-year-old ship was being taken out of the water for restoration work.
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Yellow vests knock out 60% of all speed cameras in France 10 Jan 10:56am Yellow vests knock out 60% of all speed cameras in France
BBC
France's interior minister says protesters have rendered more than half of speed cameras useless.
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Signals from space: Five theories on what they are 10 Jan 10:50am Signals from space: Five theories on what they are
BBC
Mysterious cosmic signals have been picked up. What are they and where do they come from?
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Bennett, 13, becomes youngest-ever BDO youth champion 10 Jan 10:40am Bennett, 13, becomes youngest-ever BDO youth champion
BBC
Thirteen-year-old Leighton Bennett becomes the youngest-ever winner of the BDO World Youth Championship as he beats Nathan Girvan.
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US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo 10 Jan 10:24am US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo
BBC
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seeking to reassure allies after Trump's troop withdrawal decision.
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10 Jan 10:09am Ice block 'from passenger plane' smashes through family home just feet from sleeping mother
The Independent
'I thought it was a raccoon, because I hear lots of stories,' Carmela Caccavo says
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10 Jan 10:05am Trump claims he 'never meant' Mexico would directly pay for border wall despite repeatedly saying it
The Independent
Donald Trump has claimed that despite his repeated promises that Mexico would pay for a wall on US southern border he "obviously never meant Mexico would write a cheque".
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10 Jan 10:03am Man who stabbed pregnant girlfriend with scissors then went to 'visit the Queen' as she lay dying is jailed
The Independent
'The terror and agony which she must have suffered are awful to contemplate'
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Is it time for a Minister for Hunger? 10 Jan 9:57am Is it time for a Minister for Hunger?
BBC
Nearly 20% of children under 15 live with adults who struggle to buy food, a cross-party group says.
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10 Jan 9:47am EU says it is 'reflecting' on how it can give Theresa May more help on Brexit vote
The Independent
Commission refuses to put timescale on when further help might be given, however
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US Open participant among 28 pro players arrested in match-fixing probe in Spain 10 Jan 9:46am US Open participant among 28 pro players arrested in match-fixing probe in Spain
BBC
Spain's Civil Guard arrests 15 people after an investigation into match-fixing in the lower tiers of professional tennis.
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10 Jan 9:29am RAF unveils stealth fighter as Gavin Williamson promises post-Brexit global commitment
The Independent
Defence Secretary says advanced warplanes show 'next century of British air power'
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Youth suicide: I tried to kill myself three times by 17 10 Jan 9:25am Youth suicide: I tried to kill myself three times by 17
BBC
In 2017, 165 people in England between the ages of 10 and 19 took their lives - a 29% rise over five years.
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10 Jan 9:08am DJ who killed and raped teacher in 1992 caught after sister uploads DNA to genealogy site
The Independent
Raymond Rowe jailed for life after genealogy website helps pin him to murder 26 years ago
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Anak Krakatau: Finnish radar satellite eyes tsunami volcano 10 Jan 9:05am Anak Krakatau: Finnish radar satellite eyes tsunami volcano
BBC
The innovative ICEYE radar spacecraft views the changing shape of the collapsed volcano.
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10 Jan 8:55am Fast radio bursts: Are aliens sending us messages from light years away?
The Independent
Wherever they are coming from is likely to be an extreme and spectacular place
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Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts 10 Jan 8:45am Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts
BBC
The car maker says it will cut thousands of jobs as part of a £2.5bn cost-cutting plan.
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10 Jan 8:36am Trump insists he didn't have temper tantrum but 'politely said bye-bye' in government shutdown meeting
The Independent
Donald Trump has denied having a temper tantrum during a meeting with leading Democrats over the government shutdown, claiming he "politely said bye-bye and left".
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10 Jan 8:19am Solo 45: Grime artist 'imprisoned and repeatedly raped four women', court hears
The Independent
Performer, real name Andy Anoyke, denies 31 charges against him
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10 Jan 8:12am Gravesend nightclub attacker given 28-year sentence
BBC
Mohammed Abdul is jailed for 28 years for driving on to a crowded dancefloor, injuring eight people.
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10 Jan 8:06am US clothing company cuts ties with Chinese factory in Muslim internment camp
The Independent
Badger Sportswear stops sourcing products from Xinjiang region 'given the controversy' about treatment of Uighur minority
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10 Jan 8:01am Is the UK really set to drop out of the world's top 10 economies by 2030 – and does it matter?
The Independent
How plausible are these predictions? What assumptions are they based on? And what real significance does any of it have? asks Ben Chu
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Meghan made patron of National Theatre 10 Jan 7:48am Meghan made patron of National Theatre
BBC
The Duchess of Sussex, a former actress, has also been made the patron of three other organisations.
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Meghan made patron of National Theatre 10 Jan 7:27am Meghan made patron of National Theatre
BBC
The Duchess of Sussex and former actress has also been made patron of three other organisations.
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10 Jan 7:24am Jeremy Corbyn delivers speech on Brexit - Politics live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech, Theresa May’s press conference, and day two of the resumed Brexit debate
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Christmas on the High Street: Retail winners and losers 10 Jan 7:24am Christmas on the High Street: Retail winners and losers
BBC
Many of the UK's largest shopping chains have reported Christmas sales and it's a very mixed picture.
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Yemen soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack on base 10 Jan 7:23am Yemen soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack on base
BBC
Senior commanders who were watching a parade were reportedly injured in the Houthi rebel attack.
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DR Congo presidential election: Outcry as Tshisekedi named winner 10 Jan 7:22am DR Congo presidential election: Outcry as Tshisekedi named winner
BBC
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi's historic victory is denounced as a fraud by the runner-up.
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10 Jan 6:54am Older people more likely to share fake news on Facebook
The Guardian
Researchers speculate that older Americans lack digital media literacy to determine trustworthiness of online news Older people are almost four times more likely to have shared “fake news” on Facebook than the younger generation, according to research published in the journal Science. On average, American Facebook users over 65 shared nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains as those aged between 18 and 29, researchers from NYU and Princeton found in the study, which also concluded that actually sharing such false content was “a relatively rare activity”.
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10 Jan 6:48am Corbyn indicates Labour will back Brexit delay with Article 50 extension
The Independent
But Labour leader steps back suggestion that he would stage no-confidence vote 'immediately' after expected defeat for prime minister's deal on Tuesday
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10 Jan 6:43am EU under fire after lifting threat to ban Thai seafood imports over illegal fishing
The Guardian
Reversal of disciplinary process condemned as campaigners claim Thailand has failed to address labour abuses The EU has been accused of sending out the wrong message after removing Thailand from a list of countries failing to tackle illegal fishing. Campaigners claim that the
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10 Jan 6:37am School leavers feel pressured to choose university over work by teachers and parents, survey claims
The Independent
Two-thirds of respondents say teachers urged them to go into higher education
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10 Jan 6:36am Teenage girl died after falling on a knife hidden in her handbag, court hears
The Independent
Katrina Makunova, 17, had gone to her ex-boyfriend's house with weapon in her bag
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10 Jan 6:34am Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemns 'completely disgusting' right-wing media over fake nude image
The Independent
'GOP have been losing their mind + frothing at the mouth all week, so this was just a matter of time,' says congresswoman
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10 Jan 6:31am Yellow vest protests: Metropolitan Police refers incidents in Westminster to prosecutors
The Independent
Prosecutors are deciding whether "yellow vest" protesters that have been disrupting Westminster may have broken the law. Dozens of MPs called for a crackdown on the far-right Brexiteers for "intimidating and harassing" politicians, journalists and pro-Remain protesters outside the Houses of Parliament. Sir Stephen House, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said authorities were probing whether protesters may have committed public order offences. "There are a number of cases that we have referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in relation to what has been going on over the last few days and that is being considered," he added.
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10 Jan 6:28am Brexit: Theresa May signals she will support Labour MPs' plan to safeguard workers' rights ahead of vote on deal
The Independent
'At a Westminster briefing, Ms May's spokesperson said: "In terms of that specific amendment, if it is chosen that is something we would consider very seriously'
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10 Jan 6:23am DR Congo presidential election: Outcry as Tshisekedi named winner
BBC
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi's historic victory is denounced as a fraud by the runner-up.
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10 Jan 6:21am Helicopter rescue pilot's dramatic manoeuvre helps save injured French Alps skier
The Independent
Aircraft hovers inches from snow surface allowing crews to reach casualty on steep mountainside
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Lady Gaga breaks her silence on R Kelly 10 Jan 6:21am Lady Gaga breaks her silence on R Kelly
BBC
Gaga says she will remove their collaboration Do What U Want (With My Body) from streaming services.
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10 Jan 6:13am Baldwin Street: Welsh road challenges New Zealand street for honour of world's steepest
The Independent
Guinness World Records likely to make announcement later this month
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10 Jan 6:09am Six Holocaust victims to be given Jewish burial in UK
The Guardian
Funeral for remains including those of a child, stored for 20 years at Imperial War Museum More than seven decades after the liberation of the Nazi death camps, the remains of six unidentified victims of the Holocaust are to be given a Jewish burial. The service will take place on 20 January, a week before Holocaust Memorial Day, and is expected to be attended by Holocaust survivors.
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10 Jan 5:46am How stigma prevents Delhi's gay men from getting tested for HIV
The Independent
Societal pressures, stigma and 'a lot of shame' push gay sex underground, meaning NGOs must come up with innovative ways to reach members of at-risk community
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10 Jan 5:37am Congo presidential election: Political rival denounces vote as 'rigged' after opposition candidate wins surprise victory
The Independent
Anti-corruption candidate says winner made backroom deal with outgoing president Joseph Kabila
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10 Jan 5:31am Ford to cut thousands of jobs in UK and across Europe in major turnaround plan
The Independent
Ford is to cut thousands of jobs in the UK and across mainland Europe as part of a major plan to turn around its fortunes.
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Yemen soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack on base 10 Jan 5:30am Yemen soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack on base
BBC
Senior commanders and officials were also reportedly injured in the attack by Houthi rebels.
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Meghan made patron of National Theatre 10 Jan 5:29am Meghan made patron of National Theatre
BBC
The Duchess of Sussex has also been made patron of three other organisations.
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M&S and Debenhams report falling Christmas sales 10 Jan 5:26am M&S and Debenhams report falling Christmas sales
BBC
Debenhams and M&S report weak Christmas trading amid price cuts, but Tesco sees sales rise.
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10 Jan 5:12am Turkey says it will launch Syria offensive if US delays pullout
The Guardian
Turkish officials had tense meeting this week with Trump’s national security adviser Turkey will launch an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces if the US delays the withdrawal of its troops from the war-torn country, the foreign minister has said. “If the [pullout] is put off with ridiculous excuses like Turks are massacring Kurds, which do not reflect the reality, we will implement this decision,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told NTV television.
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10 Jan 5:06am Tesco celebrates best Christmas sales since 2009
The Independent
'Festive 5' vegetable offer proved particularly popular with customers, selling 19.7 million units, supermarket says
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10 Jan 5:00am Safe sex warning after two women infected with super-gonorrhoea
The Independent
'This is a timely reminder of the importance of avoiding getting or passing on gonorrhoea,' Public Health England doctor says
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10 Jan 4:59am Somalia embroiled in diplomatic row after expelling UN envoy over accusations of interference
The Independent
In Somalia, Kim Sengupta looks at attempts to demobilise former al-Shabaab fighters, and the diplomatic fallout that has followed
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DR Congo presidential election: Outcry as Tshisekedi named winner 10 Jan 4:55am DR Congo presidential election: Outcry as Tshisekedi named winner
BBC
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi's historic victory is denounced as a fraud by the runner-up.
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10 Jan 4:54am Eugeniu Iordachescu: Civil engineer who saved Bucharest's historic churches by rolling them to safety
The Independent
When the communist dictatorship was demolishing thousands of buildings in the 1980s, he devised a rail system to relocate the structures
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10 Jan 4:53am Republican senator breaks ranks to savage Trump's government shutdown: 'There is no good reason'
The Independent
Hundreds of thousands of public workers and small businesses being 'held hostage to a political dispute', says Lisa Murkowski
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10 Jan 4:43am Australian women hold topless protest in support of Saudi teen's asylum bid
The Independent
'She could be an icon for the rest of the world that women shouldn't be oppressed and they should be fleeing countries that they are oppressed in'
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10 Jan 4:40am Brexit: May loses grip on deal after fresh Commons humiliation
The Guardian
Amendments mean PM will have little room to move if Brexit deal rejected next week Theresa May’s room for manoeuvre should her Brexit deal be rejected next week was further constrained on Wednesday night, after the government
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John Lewis staff bonus in doubt 10 Jan 4:36am John Lewis staff bonus in doubt
BBC
Retailer sees Christmas sales rise but says it may not pay a staff bonus for the first time since 1953.
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#SaveRahaf: How Twitter saved a Saudi woman 10 Jan 4:09am #SaveRahaf: How Twitter saved a Saudi woman
BBC
When she started tweeting, the Saudi teenager had 24 followers. Today she has 126,000.
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Murray faces Bautista Agut in Australian Open 10 Jan 3:35am Murray faces Bautista Agut in Australian Open
BBC
Andy Murray will face Roberto Bautista Agut in the Australian Open first round, while Kyle Edmund also has a tricky opener against Tomas Berdych.
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10 Jan 3:23am Safe sex warning after two women infected with super-gonorrhoea
The Independent
'This is a timely reminder of the importance of avoiding getting or passing on gonorrhoea,' Public Health England doctor says.
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Debenhams sales tumble over Christmas 10 Jan 3:15am Debenhams sales tumble over Christmas
BBC
Debenhams blames "volatile" trading environment for 5.7% fall in sales as it holds talks with lenders.
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John Lewis staff bonus in doubt 10 Jan 3:06am John Lewis staff bonus in doubt
BBC
Retailer sees higher Christmas sales but says it will think carefully about paying its staff bonus.
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10 Jan 2:41am Harvey Weinstein: Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against disgraced producer dismissed by judge
The Independent
Judd alleged that Weinstein tried to smear her reputation after she refused his advances, and that he prevented her from getting a role in 'Lord of the Rings'
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10 Jan 2:38am UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
The Independent
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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10 Jan 2:35am Brexit: May loses grip on deal after fresh Commons humiliation
The Guardian
Amendments mean PM would have with little room to move if Brexit deal rejected next week Theresa May’s room for manoeuvre should her Brexit deal be rejected next week was further constrained on Wednesday night, after the government
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10 Jan 2:21am Premier League title race: Are Liverpool facing the most dominant contenders ever?
BBC
Liverpool lead the way in the Premier League, but champions Manchester City are close behind. What do the statistics say about the top sides?
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10 Jan 2:21am Jaguar Land Rover to announce 5,000 UK job cuts
The Independent
Management, marketing and administrative roles will reportedly see largest losses
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Debenhams sales tumble over Christmas 10 Jan 2:17am Debenhams sales tumble over Christmas
BBC
Debenhams blames "volatile" trading environment for 5.7% fall in sales as it holds talks with lenders.
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BBC Sound of 2019: Queer pop star King Princess is the runner-up 10 Jan 2:00am BBC Sound of 2019: Queer pop star King Princess is the runner-up
BBC
Meet 20-year-old King Princess, whose songs about love and queer identity have entranced fans.
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Andy Murray wins just two games against Novak Djokovic in Australian Open practice 10 Jan 1:36am Andy Murray wins just two games against Novak Djokovic in Australian Open practice
BBC
Britain's Andy Murray wins just two games against Novak Djokovic in a practice match as part of his preparations for the Australian Open.
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10 Jan 1:35am Founder of South Korean pornography site jailed amid voyeurism epidemic
The Guardian
Distributing pornography is illegal in the country, where secretly recorded sexual videos are common The co-founder of South Korea’s biggest pornography website has been jailed for four years over the distribution of obscene material, as the country attempts to tackle a voyeurism epidemic. The woman, referred to only by her surname Song in South Korean media reports, was sentenced this week after a court found her guilty of “aiding and abetting” the spread of obscene images on Soranet, which she allegedly set up with her husband and another couple in 1999.
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10 Jan 1:24am Jaguar Land Rover may cut up to 5,000 jobs
The Guardian
Carmaker to unveil savings plan amid falling sales, Brexit and the VW diesel scandal Jaguar Land Rover is due to give a business update on Thursday that is predicted to include the loss of up to 5,000 jobs. The luxury carmaker employs 44,000 workers in the UK at sites in Halewood on Merseyside and Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.
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The Papers: Out of Order, Order? 10 Jan 1:18am The Papers: Out of Order, Order?
BBC
Papers digest another government defeat over Brexit, some taking a dim view of Speaker John Bercow's role.
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10 Jan 1:12am Congo election: opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi declared surprise winner
The Guardian
Riot police deployed amid fears of violence over alleged vote-rigging Felix Tshisekedi, the leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main opposition party, has been declared the surprise winner of the 30 December presidential election in the vast central African country. The result, announced early on Thursday, means the first electoral transfer of power in 59 years of independence in the DRC.
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10 Jan 12:00am Four men to go on trial for giant gold coin heist from Berlin museum
The Guardian
Men accused of stealing 100kg ‘Big Maple Leaf’ in 2017 heist involving ladder, wheelbarrow and getaway car Four men accused of carrying out the spectacular heist of a giant solid gold coin worth €3.6m from a Berlin museum are to go on trial on Thursday. The men stand accused of stealing the 100kg “Big Maple Leaf” from the Bode Museum after using a ladder to enter a third-floor window, smashing the bulletproof cabinet in which the coin was on display, then
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9 Jan 11:31pm Labor rejects call to freeze superannuation rate until flaws fixed
The Guardian
Productivity Commission report proposes major changes to super system that could see workers retire with an extra $500,000 Labor has rejected a recommendation to freeze the compulsory superannuation rate at 9.5% until flaws in the super system have been fixed, saying the rate could still be increased to 12% while the system is being reformed. It has also pushed back against a proposal to create an official list of the top 10 performing superannuation funds to help workers better navigate the super system, saying the idea could have unintended consequences.
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CES 2019: Amazon and Google voice assistants carve up CES 9 Jan 11:19pm CES 2019: Amazon and Google voice assistants carve up CES
BBC
The rivalry between Amazon and Google's voice assistants is in full swing at the Las Vegas tech show.
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French Alps skiers rescued in dramatic helicopter manoeuvre 9 Jan 11:09pm French Alps skiers rescued in dramatic helicopter manoeuvre
BBC
The pilot lowered the tilted helicopter until its nose was almost touching the snow.
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9 Jan 10:35pm Whitsundays shark attack: woman and child bitten in shallow waters
The Guardian
Girl to be transferred from Hamilton Island to have bite on foot treated, while woman was bitten on leg A girl and a elderly woman have been bitten by a shark in the Whitsundays, continuing a spate of attacks in the popular north Queensland region.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has reportedly been seeing married former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez 9 Jan 10:30pm Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has reportedly been seeing married former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez
Daily Mail
Since at least the fall, Bezos has been seeing Lauren Sanchez, a helicopter pilot and the former anchor of Fox 11's Good Day LA who is married to talent mogul husband Patrick Whitesell.
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9 Jan 10:24pm Why has one refugee captured the world’s attention while another is left in jail? | Helen Davidson
The Guardian
The reasons are varied but likely include the age old non-science of what makes news and what doesn’t Australia, Thailand, and the Gulf states have been inextricably linked in two global news stories lately, when two young people faced being forcibly returned to the places and people they fled simply because they happened to step foot in Bangkok. Rahaf al-Qunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman, was on her way to Australia seeking its protection. 25-year-old Hakeem al-Araibi, heading to Thailand with his wife for their honeymoon, already had it.
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9 Jan 10:19pm Congo election: Felix Tshisekedi declared winner in contentious result
The Guardian
Riot police deployed amid fears of violence over alleged vote-rigging The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s electoral commission has declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the 30 December presidential election. Pre-election polls had given opposition frontrunner
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Felix Tshisekedi: Opposition leader named winner in DR Congo poll 9 Jan 10:02pm Felix Tshisekedi: Opposition leader named winner in DR Congo poll
BBC
Provisional results give Felix Tshisekedi a historic win in a closely fought presidential poll.
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Europe’s snow chaos continues, with up to TEN FEET expected in Austria 9 Jan 9:47pm Europe’s snow chaos continues, with up to TEN FEET expected in Austria
Daily Mail
Parts of Austria have already had more snow this month as they usually do in the whole of January, with more snow expected before the weekend.
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Godmother pays tribute to moped rider, 14, stabbed to death in ‘targeted’ attack in Waltham Forest 9 Jan 9:39pm Godmother pays tribute to moped rider, 14, stabbed to death in ‘targeted’ attack in Waltham Forest
Daily Mail
Police are investigating whether the street killing of Jayden Moodie in Waltham Forest, North East London, during rush hour was motivated by a row between rival gangs.
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Co-founder of South Korea’s biggest pornography website is jailed for revenge porn videos  9 Jan 9:37pm Co-founder of South Korea’s biggest pornography website is jailed for revenge porn videos 
Daily Mail
A woman who co-founded of one of South Korea’s biggest pornography websites has been jailed for using revenge porn videos filmed by hidden cameras.
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Felix Tshisekedi: Opposition leader named winner in DR Congo poll 9 Jan 9:31pm Felix Tshisekedi: Opposition leader named winner in DR Congo poll
BBC
Provisional results give Felix Tshisekedi a historic win in a closely fought presidential poll.
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9 Jan 8:49pm Hubble loses best camera but discovers brightest ever quasar
The Guardian
Nasa working on fix after space telescope’s wide-field camera broke down The Hubble space telescope is operating without its best camera after a hardware problem forced it to shut down. Nasa said the camera stopped working on Tuesday but three other science instruments were still operating and able to continue celestial observations.
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9 Jan 8:32pm Whitsundays shark attack: woman and child bitten in shallow waters
The Guardian
Girl to be transferred from Hamilton Island to have bite on foot treated, while woman was bitten on leg A child and a woman have been bitten by a shark in the Whitsundays.
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Stranded seals wreak havoc in Canadian town 9 Jan 8:21pm Stranded seals wreak havoc in Canadian town
BBC
Dozens of the animals are blocking traffic and disrupting businesses in a town in Newfoundland.
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9 Jan 8:18pm Toe the line: China bans foot fetish videos and political spoofs as censorship tightens
The Guardian
China’s new guidelines come after a year in which the government stepped up censorship efforts China released new guidelines on censoring short videos on Wednesday, prohibiting everything from foot fetishes to spoofing the national anthem, as Beijing continues to clamp down on “harmful” information. The China Netcasting Services Association, one of the country’s largest government-backed internet associations, published a detailed list of 100 types of content that short video platforms must scrub.
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YouTube influencers: Inside the weird world of social media burnout 9 Jan 8:04pm YouTube influencers: Inside the weird world of social media burnout
BBC
Meet the social media superstars who are increasingly suffering from mental health problems.
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9 Jan 7:51pm World’s steepest street: Welsh town challenges New Zealand for Guinness World Record
The Guardian
Some residents of Baldwin Street in Dunedin suggest resurfacing top of street to see off challenge from Harlech in Wales The Welsh town of Harlech is challenging New Zealand’s claim to the steepest street in the world, forcing the city of Dunedin to contemplate losing one of its most famous and lucrative tourist attractions. Baldwin Street in Dunedin draws in thousands of tourists a year since being crowned the steepest street in the world by Guinness World Records, with an exhausting 1:3 gradient.
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Rolls Royce hits record sales driven by new Phantom 9 Jan 7:36pm Rolls Royce hits record sales driven by new Phantom
BBC
The luxury car maker sold 4,107 vehicles in 2018, the most in its 115-year history.
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9 Jan 7:29pm Tom Steyer: Billionaire activist announces he will not run for president in 2020
The Independent
'Most people come to Iowa...to announce a campaign for the presidency'
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Afrofuturism comic book Kugali hoping to take on Disney 9 Jan 7:29pm Afrofuturism comic book Kugali hoping to take on Disney
BBC
Fed up of non-Africans telling African stories, three friends decided to create their own anthology.
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9 Jan 7:20pm Law must recognise children as victims of domestic abuse between parents, NSPCC says
The Independent
Almost 250,000 children currently living with domestic violence in England but not being treated as victims, figures suggest
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9 Jan 7:19pm Hunger in UK 'significant and growing' but ministers failing to act, MPs warn
The Independent
Ministers accused of letting food poverty 'fall between the cracks' as one in five British children living in a food insecure home
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Was this woman wrongly convicted of murder? 9 Jan 7:16pm Was this woman wrongly convicted of murder?
BBC
Why did Emma-Jayne Magson stab the man she loved - and should she have been convicted of murder?
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Michael Johnson: How ‘Superman’ Olympic champion’s world was changed by stroke 9 Jan 7:09pm Michael Johnson: How ‘Superman’ Olympic champion’s world was changed by stroke
BBC
Michael Johnson tells BBC Sport of the fear and uncertainty that has entered his world since suffering a mini stroke in September.
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Syria war: On the frontline with US troops fighting IS 9 Jan 7:04pm Syria war: On the frontline with US troops fighting IS
BBC
Soldiers have been stationed at this base for a month - but already their future in the region is in doubt.
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Worst Christmas for retailers in a decade, says BRC 9 Jan 7:02pm Worst Christmas for retailers in a decade, says BRC
BBC
Total UK retail sales showed 0% annual growth in December, according to industry experts.
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Are the days of the private car really over? 9 Jan 7:01pm Are the days of the private car really over?
BBC
Is the "robo-taxis" revolution really on its way? Many readers were doubtful, so we address their counter-arguments.
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Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help? 9 Jan 7:01pm Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help?
BBC
A pet food manufacturer says switching to a dog food made of soldier flies will protect the environment.
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MPs want hunger minister role introduced 9 Jan 7:01pm MPs want hunger minister role introduced
BBC
Nearly 20% of children under 15 live with adults who struggle to buy food, a cross-party group says.
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