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11 Jan 5:55pm US approved thousands of requests to bring child brides into country over the last decade
The Independent
Data highlights a problem in American marriage laws and the immigration system
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11 Jan 5:36pm Government shutdown news: Trump will not declare national emergency 'right now' as Pelosi says he must make next move over impasse
The Independent
Furloughed public sector staff bear brunt of current impasse in Washington as up to 800,000 go without pay
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11 Jan 5:34pm Jayme Closs: Man, 21, named in kidnapping and murder case
BBC
The suspect shaved his head to avoid leaving any trace of evidence at the crime scene, police say.
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11 Jan 5:27pm Teen crashes car after driving blindfolded for Bird Box challenge
The Guardian
A 17-year-old in Utah was involved in a highway collision involving another car after reportedly taking part in the social media challenge based on the Netflix horror hit A 17-year-old has caused a highway collision after driving blindfolded as part of the Bird Box challenge.
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11 Jan 4:55pm UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
The Independent
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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11 Jan 4:30pm Venezuela: opposition leader declares himself ready to assume presidency
The Guardian
Juan Guaidó said he has constitutional right to assume leadership because Maduro is an illegitimate ‘usurper’ The head of Venezuela’s opposition-run parliament has thrown down the gauntlet to his country’s embattled leader,
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Fabregas joins Monaco from Chelsea on three-and-a-half-year deal 11 Jan 4:21pm Fabregas joins Monaco from Chelsea on three-and-a-half-year deal
BBC
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas joins Monaco, who are managed by his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry, on a three-and-a-half year deal.
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11 Jan 4:19pm Trump backs away from declaring national emergency over wall – live
The Guardian
President said he’s ‘not looking’ to declare an emergency at a cabinet meeting over the shutdown
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Plaid Cymru assembly member Steffan Lewis dies aged 34 11 Jan 4:13pm Plaid Cymru assembly member Steffan Lewis dies aged 34
BBC
Mr Lewis, who was one of Wales youngest AMs, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2017.
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Zoe Ball on choosing her first song for Radio 2 Breakfast Show 11 Jan 4:12pm Zoe Ball on choosing her first song for Radio 2 Breakfast Show
BBC
The new Radio 2 early host reveals which famous guests she has lined up for the first show on Monday.
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11 Jan 3:59pm Government shutdown news – live updates: Trump won't declare national emergency over wall 'right now' as Congress 'can reach deal'
The Independent
Furloughed public sector staff bear brunt of current impasse in Washington as up to 800,000 go without pay
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11 Jan 3:58pm Saudi woman fleeing family flies to Canada after gaining asylum
The Guardian
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, fled to Thailand last week accusing her family of abuse An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and
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11 Jan 3:48pm Gaza border protests: Palestinian woman killed as Israel launches airstrikes 'in response to violence'
The Independent
Gaza's health ministry says 25 injured in Friday's protests, which Israel said turned violent prompting wave of airstrikes
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US shutdown: Thousands of federal employees miss payday 11 Jan 3:26pm US shutdown: Thousands of federal employees miss payday
BBC
About a quarter of the federal government is without funding, meaning thousands have not been paid.
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11 Jan 3:26pm Government shutdown news – live updates: Trump won't declare national emergency over wall 'right now' as Congress 'can reach deal'
The Independent
Furloughed public sector staff bear brunt of current impasse in Washington as up to 800,000 go without pay
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11 Jan 3:18pm Trump backs away from declaring national emergency over wall – live
The Guardian
Speaking at a cabinet meeting over the shutdown, president said he’s ‘not looking’ to declare an emergency
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Plaid Cymru assembly member Steffan Lewis dies aged 34 11 Jan 3:15pm Plaid Cymru assembly member Steffan Lewis dies aged 34
BBC
Mr Lewis, who was one of Wales youngest AMs, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2017.
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11 Jan 3:11pm From the Brexity bunch to hardline outsiders: A guide to the Tory cabinet factions
The Independent
From Boris to Gove to Jacob Rees Mogg, who has the best chance of toppling Theresa May?
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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada 11 Jan 3:07pm Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada
BBC
Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, fled her family after renouncing Islam, and had been stranded at Bangkok airport.
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Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle 11 Jan 2:39pm Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle
BBC
The women say they are struggling financially because of the way their payments are calculated.
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Jayme Closs: Man, 21, named in kidnapping and murder case 11 Jan 2:06pm Jayme Closs: Man, 21, named in kidnapping and murder case
BBC
A suspect is in custody in the case of Jayme Closs, who was kidnapped after her parents' murder.
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11 Jan 2:03pm Flybe: What went wrong with the airline and what happens next?
The Independent
As Virgin Atlantic and others mount a rescue bid, your questions about the UK regional airline answered
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11 Jan 2:02pm New migrant caravan in Honduras expected to head to US border: 'We're looking for refuge'
The Independent
'Many people see the last caravan as a success in that people were able to travel safely, and they were well taken care of,' says one activist
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Plaid Cymru rising star who worked on through cancer 11 Jan 1:55pm Plaid Cymru rising star who worked on through cancer
BBC
Steffan Lewis had a big impact on Welsh politics in a promising career cut short by cancer.
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Hippo sculpture stolen from Chilstone ornament makers 11 Jan 1:41pm Hippo sculpture stolen from Chilstone ornament makers
BBC
Police say they hope witnesses saw the "distinctive" bronze sculpture being transported from its home.
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Fabregas joins Monaco from Chelsea on three-and-a-half-year deal 11 Jan 1:39pm Fabregas joins Monaco from Chelsea on three-and-a-half-year deal
BBC
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas joins Monaco, who are managed by his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry, on a three-and-a-half year deal.
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11 Jan 1:32pm Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun: Justin Trudeau announces Canada will grant asylum to Saudi teen
The Independent
Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will grant asylum to a Saudi Arabian teenager fleeing alleged family abuse.
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11 Jan 1:32pm Paul Whelan: British 'spy' Paul Whelan moved from solitary confinement
The Independent
Monitors were allowed in, but refused permission to speak in English
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11 Jan 1:31pm Stocksy United: the stock photo agency where photographers are in charge
The Independent
How one agency has bucked the trend for declining fees
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11 Jan 1:30pm Brexit: Northern Ireland secretary 'using peace process as bargaining tool' over £300m linked to passing deal
The Independent
Karen Bradley criticised after suggesting funding could be lost if MPs throw out the withdrawal agreement on Tuesday
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11 Jan 1:27pm Government shutdown - live updates: Pelosi calls possible emergency declaration by Trump 'big diversion' as thousands miss payday
The Independent
Furloughed public sector staff bear brunt of current impasse in Washington as up to 800,000 go without pay
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11 Jan 1:19pm Police video throws AfD's claims over attacked politician into doubt
The Independent
Officials question politician's assault account
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11 Jan 1:14pm Oxford professor denies homophobia accusations after 400 students call for him to be fired
The Independent
Petition to remove John Finnis cites 1994 paper in which he wrote homosexuality is 'never a valid, humanly acceptable choice'
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11 Jan 1:01pm 'People want to know they have impacted someone's life': the startups using tech to tackle homelessness
The Independent
A growing number of enterprises are harnessing tech to help those on the streets
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Ex-BBC Radio 1 star Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 from cancer 11 Jan 1:01pm Ex-BBC Radio 1 star Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 from cancer
Daily Mail
The married mother-of-two, who found fame working with Steve Wright and Simon Mayo on Radio 1, retrained as a meteorologist and became BBC North West's weather presenter.
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Chinese Peppa Pig fans wish to meet Queen 11 Jan 12:58pm Chinese Peppa Pig fans wish to meet Queen
BBC
An episode of Peppa Pig inspired the two girls to ask the British Embassy to help them meet the Queen.
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11 Jan 12:28pm Suspect named over missing US 13-year-old
BBC
A suspect is in custody in the case of Jayme Closs, who was kidnapped after her parents' murder.
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11 Jan 12:26pm Google sued for covering up $90m payout to former executive accused of sexual assault
The Independent
Andy Rubin allowed to 'quietly resign' with multimillion-dollar severance package despite 'credible' allegations he forced a female employee to perform oral sex on him, lawsuit claims
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Delay Brexit if deal is rejected, Dominic Grieve tells Theresa May 11 Jan 12:25pm Delay Brexit if deal is rejected, Dominic Grieve tells Theresa May
BBC
Tory rebel Dominic Grieve says the PM should strike 29 March as Brexit day from UK law if her deal is voted down.
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11 Jan 12:24pm Ella Kissi-Debrah: Family of 9-year-old girl who died 'from air pollution' win bid to seek second inquest
The Independent
Report linking asthma attacks and spikes in pollution convinces attorney general
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11 Jan 12:19pm Levi Bellfield: Police investigating new claims against serial killer after ITV drama Manhunt
The Independent
Three women say triple murderer attacked them before he was jailed
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Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle 11 Jan 12:13pm Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle
BBC
The women say they are struggling financially because of the way their payments are calculated.
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Alex Hepburn trial: Jury fails to reach verdict and is discharged 11 Jan 12:06pm Alex Hepburn trial: Jury fails to reach verdict and is discharged
Daily Mail
A jury has failed to reach a verdict and has been discharged in the trial of cricketer Alex Hepburn, 23, accused of raping a sleeping woman after she'd had sex with his team-mate.
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11 Jan 12:02pm Relatives of German citizens detained in Egypt deny Isis links
The Independent
Two German-Egyptian nationals were detained after arriving to Egypt in December
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Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid 11 Jan 11:58am Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid
BBC
Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, fled her family and barricaded herself in a hotel room in Bangkok.
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11 Jan 11:52am Jayme Closs: 13-year-old 'only target' of man suspected of kidnapping her and killing her parents
The Independent
Jake Thomas Patterson is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and for kidnapping the teen victim
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Son tricked into thinking Richard Mason was his father breaks silence 11 Jan 11:49am Son tricked into thinking Richard Mason was his father breaks silence
Daily Mail
Joel Mason was raised by Richard Mason, founder of MoneySuperMarket, until the tycoon learned the truth when doctors told him he had been infertile since birth and couldn't be the boys' father
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Knife thug in balaclava viciously SLASHES man outside shop 11 Jan 11:42am Knife thug in balaclava viciously SLASHES man outside shop
Daily Mail
A man was repeatedly slashed with a huge knife outside a shop in Liverpool and left with stab wounds and ripped clothes while his sister screamed for help from a nearby van.
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11 Jan 11:36am Nicaragua closer to new civil war than ever before, judge warns
The Guardian
Supreme court judge Rafael Solís accused Daniel Ortega of transforming country into a ‘state of terror’ in a resignation letter
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Heartbreaking moment Jack Russell is stolen from young boy 11 Jan 11:35am Heartbreaking moment Jack Russell is stolen from young boy
Daily Mail
CCTV footage captured the moment a thief ran off with a young boy's Jack Russell terrier after picking the animal up and sprinting off down a side street in Crewe.
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11 Jan 11:28am Police hunting thief who stole blue lights from their car
The Independent
Detectives release CCTV image of Boxing Day crime
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Lawyer says pavements in London Bridge were ‘wide open’ for terror attack 11 Jan 11:19am Lawyer says pavements in London Bridge were ‘wide open’ for terror attack
Daily Mail
Gareth Patterson QC, who is representing six families of victims of the June 2017 attack, made the comments as he set out his key concerns ahead of a full inquest at the Old Bailey starting in March.
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11 Jan 10:52am Victoria Beckham's ex brother-in-law Darren Flood jailed over role in £1m scam targeting vulnerable victims
The Independent
Darren Flood gets 30-month prison sentence for his part in boiler room scam in which at least one pensioner lost all her life savings
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11 Jan 10:40am Gatwick drone chaos cuts expected airport growth for 2018 by 25%
The Independent
Exclusive: the closure of the runway put a huge dent in passenger numbers
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11 Jan 10:39am Brexit: Article 50 set to be extended even if Theresa May wins vote on Tuesday, senior ministers admit
The Independent
Exclusive: Senior Tories have accepted the sheer amount of legislation parliament must pass for Brexit means a delay whatever happens in the vote
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11 Jan 10:38am Man arrested for calling police officer a 'dirty cop' in Facebook comment
The Independent
Lawyers argue case of criminal libel violates right to free speech
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11 Jan 10:37am Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill
BBC
Roads are blocked, trains halted and schools shut by snow in parts of Germany, Norway and Sweden.
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11 Jan 10:34am Ucas deadline 2019: When is the application day and what do I do if I miss it?
The Independent
Applicants have until Tuesday to submit their Ucas forms
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11 Jan 10:30am Trump accused of using Puerto Rico as 'political football' as he considers taking billions from disaster response for the wall
The Independent
Funds for border wall key sticking point in work to end joint-longest government shutdown in US history
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11 Jan 10:21am Mike Barnard: Portsmouth footballer who helped Hampshire win their first cricket county championship title
The Independent
Dual star Barnard played over 100 First Division matches for Pompey in the 1950s, but enjoyed his greatest success on the cricket field during the summer of 1961
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11 Jan 10:16am Runner-up in Congo election says he beat official winner by wide margin
The Guardian
Martin Fayulu’s campaign team says he won 60% of vote, fuelling febrile atmosphere as police and soldiers deployed across country The runner-up in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s presidential election says he in fact won the vote by a significant margin, as rising violence across the country fuels fears of a wider law and order breakdown. Martin Fayulu’s campaign team claimed it had evidence its candidate had scored more than 60% of the votes in
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Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle 11 Jan 10:09am Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle
BBC
The women say they are struggling financially because of the way their payments are calculated.
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11 Jan 10:04am 'Dr Marijuana' has licence suspended for 'indiscriminately' prescribing patients medical cannabis
The Independent
Doctor accused of engaging 'in fraud, gross negligence, and professional misconduct'
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11 Jan 9:57am 'We call it the Sudanese revolution': Protests maintain pressure on Omar al-Bashir to step down
The Independent
Activists express optimism but autocratic leader appears in no hurry to go and seems willing to use deadly force to maintain his grip
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11 Jan 9:36am Woman killed by tree branch while leaning out of train window below warning sticker
The Independent
Bethan Roper, 28, was returning from Christmas shopping trip in London when she died
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Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle 11 Jan 9:29am Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle
BBC
The women say they are struggling financially because of the way their payments are calculated.
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11 Jan 9:23am Fracking legal challenge against permit at Lancashire site turned down
The Independent
A bid by campaigners to challenge fracking firm Cuadrilla's environmental permit in Lancashire has been turned down at the High Court.
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11 Jan 9:17am Chechnya launches new gay 'purge', say reports
The Independent
Latest warning comes after reports of gay men arrested, tortured and detained in lawless region
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11 Jan 9:14am Cuba bus crash: Britons feared dead after vehicle full of tourists crashes
The Independent
At least seven people have died and five have been critically wounded after a bus crashed in eastern Cuba.
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11 Jan 8:59am Brexit: Cabinet ministers have 'duty to resign' if Theresa May won't stop no-deal exit, says Dominic Grieve
The Independent
All MPs have duty to 'prevent people from committing national suicide', senior pro-EU Tory says
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11 Jan 8:52am Air France to axe millennial airline Joon after barely a year
The Independent
Plane Talk: Joon junked after it fails to catch the public imagination
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11 Jan 8:50am US troops begin leaving Syria as confusion reigns over withdrawal plan
The Independent
Abrupt withdrawal causes confusion among allies in fight against Isis
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Leeds students honour organ donor pupil who died last year 11 Jan 8:46am Leeds students honour organ donor pupil who died last year
BBC
More than 1,500 students spelled out a special message to remember a pupil.
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11 Jan 8:36am North Korea: Dire human rights remain 'unchanged' despite Kim Jong-un's promised reforms, UN warns
The Independent
Investigators reveal attempts to improve living conditions have not helped most people
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11 Jan 8:25am Legal proceedings launched against government over Voter ID trials
The Independent
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; color: #232323} Law firm Leigh Day say they have sought permission from the High Court to apply for a judicial review
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11 Jan 8:18am Cutting down on meat saved British people more than £2.8bn last year, survey claims
The Independent
'There are a number of motivations driving people to alter their behaviour, from ethics, economics, environment, health and accessibility'
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Delay Brexit if deal is rejected, Dominic Grieve tells Theresa May 11 Jan 8:16am Delay Brexit if deal is rejected, Dominic Grieve tells Theresa May
BBC
Tory rebel Dominic Grieve says the PM should strike 29 March as Brexit day from UK law if her deal is voted down.
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BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 11 Jan 8:14am BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51
BBC
Dianne Oxberry was on BBC Radio 1 before becoming a popular presenter in the North West of England.
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Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle 11 Jan 8:09am Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle
BBC
The women say they are struggling financially because of the way their payments are calculated.
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11 Jan 8:02am Man kidnapped, raped and robbed woman after she mistook his car for her Uber
The Independent
Mohammed Awais jailed for more than nine years after pleading guilty
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11 Jan 8:01am Mea Culpa: here be dragons in unexplored lands
The Independent
Questions of style and usage in this week's Independent
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11 Jan 7:59am London Bridge inquests: Families' anger after killings 'allowed to happen' despite Westminster attack two months earlier
The Independent
'Businesses are renting out vehicles that can be used as lethal weapons, we've had them used in terrorist attack after terrorist attack. The pavements of London Bridge were left wide open'
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11 Jan 7:50am Lidl Christmas sales jump as shoppers spend on brioche, beer and luxury mince pies
The Independent
Premium ranges drove much of the uplift, Lidl said, with 33 per cent higher sales of its Deluxe-branded products
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11 Jan 7:47am Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill
BBC
Roads are blocked, trains halted and schools shut by snow in parts of Germany, Norway and Sweden.
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11 Jan 7:46am Brexit donors predict UK will stay in EU as Theresa May faces humiliating Commons defeat over deal
The Independent
'I have totally given up. I am totally in despair, I don't think Brexit will happen at all'
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11 Jan 7:17am Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen who fled to Thailand deletes Twitter account 'after receiving death threats'
The Independent
Eighteen-year-old 'taking break' from social media amid wait for Australian asylum decision
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11 Jan 7:11am Man dies days after live-streaming warning police were trying to kill him
The Independent
Protesters demand answers for how Jameek Lowry died at nearby hospital
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11 Jan 7:02am Flybe rescued but only if investors agree to a wipe out
The Independent
A consortium including Virgin and Stobart have put up just £2.2m for Flybe shareholders. Their approval is required to get the thing done
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11 Jan 7:01am Ken Starr: Treatment of Monica Lewinsky was an 'American tragedy' impossible after MeToo
The Independent
'This kind of pattern of conduct, of the abuse of women, both verbally and otherwise, I think would be viewed now as unconscionable'
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11 Jan 6:14am Suspected shoplifter dies after arrest in Sainsbury's
The Independent
Independent police watchdog to investigate mans death
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11 Jan 6:10am Pregnant girl jailed for life after fatally stabbing boy while drunk and high at party
The Independent
Conner Cowper was 'tragically, simply in the wrong place at the wrong time'
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11 Jan 6:07am Jayme Closs: 13-year-old girl missing for months after parents' murder is found alive
The Independent
13-year-old seemed malnourished and dirty and was wearing shoes that were too big for her when she was found
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11 Jan 5:36am No-deal Brexit to put thousands of UK jobs at risk and cut GDP by up to 8%, business group warns
The Independent
Ports would be disrupted, financial services firms would be at a "sharp disadvantage" and trade deals with countries like Japan, South Korea and Turkey would be lost, the CBI head will say
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11 Jan 4:48am Malnourished children are taking food from school bins to stifle hunger, headteacher says
The Independent
Parents have come to school in tears saying they have no way of feeding their children
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11 Jan 4:48am Donald Trump: TV station editor sacked for 'making president appear more orange and to loll his tongue out' during speech
The Independent
'We regret if it is seen as portraying the president in a negative light,' Fox affiliate Q13 says
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11 Jan 4:40am UK manufacturing slump drags down GDP growth, official figures show
The Independent
The sector contracted by 0.3 per cent in the month, with a poor performance by the car industry and pharmaceuticals highlighted by the Office for National Statistics
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11 Jan 4:37am Turkey orders arrest of 100 soldiers over alleged links to Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating coup attempt
The Independent
Critics accuse President Erdogan of using 2016 coup attempt as excuse to suppress dissent
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11 Jan 4:33am UK faces prospect of no Brexit if May deal rejected, says Hunt
The Guardian
Foreign secretary says vote against withdrawal agreement could lead to UK staying in EU
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Police request Ronaldo DNA sample following rape allegation 11 Jan 4:28am 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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Universal credit: U-turn on two-child cap on benefit 11 Jan 4:26am Universal credit: U-turn on two-child cap on benefit
BBC
Minister scraps plan to cap child-related benefits for families with more than two children born before 2017.
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11 Jan 4:22am As the new year dawns, more wars are brewing in the Middle East
The Independent
Conflict in some of the world's most troubled lands has deepened in the past year – with so many players vying for power, the most dangerous possibility will be an unplanned, accidental war, says Borzou Daragahi
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BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 11 Jan 4:20am BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51
BBC
Dianne Oxberry was on BBC Radio 1 before becoming a popular presenter in the North West of England.
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11 Jan 4:05am Kevin Fret death: Latin trap music's first openly gay artist shot dead, aged 24
The Independent
Police urged to investigate whether rapper's murder was hate crime
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11 Jan 3:53am Government shutdown news – live updates: Thousands of federal workers miss first pay cheque of year as border wall dispute continues
The Independent
Furloughed public sector staff bear brunt of current impasse in Washington as up to 800,000 go without pay
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Python covered with over 500 ticks rescued in Australia 11 Jan 3:48am Python covered with over 500 ticks rescued in Australia
BBC
The carpet python may have been trying to drown the parasites in a backyard swimming pool.
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Kevin Fret: Gay rapper shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24 11 Jan 3:47am Kevin Fret: Gay rapper shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24
BBC
The young musician was shot at eight times while riding a motorbike in Puerto Rico, police say.
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Manager Karanka leaves Nottingham Forest 11 Jan 3:36am Manager Karanka leaves Nottingham Forest
BBC
Nottingham Forest part company with manager Aitor Karanka, with the Reds currently seventh in the Championship table.
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11 Jan 3:34am MPs have power to stop no-deal Brexit, says Jeremy Hunt
The Independent
Parliament has the power to block a no-deal Brexit, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted.
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11 Jan 3:23am 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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11 Jan 3:20am Canada and Australia in talks with UN to accept Saudi asylum seeker
The Guardian
Thai police say several countries considering case of woman who fled alleged abuse from her family Several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the UN refugee agency to accept a
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Ex-soap star charged with assault 11 Jan 3:15am Ex-soap star charged with assault
BBC
A spokesman for the ex-Neighbours star said he would "vigorously defend" the charges.
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US shutdown: Trump renews national emergency threat over wall 11 Jan 3:14am US shutdown: Trump renews national emergency threat over wall
BBC
The president digs in on Mexican wall funding, as a government shutdown nears a US record.
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The strange normality of life in a breakaway state 11 Jan 3:10am The strange normality of life in a breakaway state
BBC
Things aren't always simple for the millions who live in places that aren't considered real nations.
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Universal credit: U-turn on two-child cap on benefit 11 Jan 3:08am Universal credit: U-turn on two-child cap on benefit
BBC
Minister scraps plan to cap child-related benefits for families with more than two children born before 2017.
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BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 11 Jan 2:57am BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51
BBC
Dianne Oxberry was on BBC Radio 1 before becoming a popular presenter in the North West of England.
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11 Jan 2:51am Dianne Oxberry death: Colleagues pay tribute after BBC weather presenter dies aged 51
The Independent
Family describes 24-year TV veteran as 'amazing wife and mother who embraced life to the full'
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Flybe rescued by Virgin and Stobart 11 Jan 2:37am Flybe rescued by Virgin and Stobart
BBC
The Exeter-based airline is being taken over after issuing a profits warning in October.
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11 Jan 2:37am New Question Time host Fiona Bruce is an immediate hit with viewers 
Daily Mail
The newsreader and presenter is making her debut as host of the BBC's flagship debate show from North London on Thursday, replacing David Dimbleby.
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11 Jan 2:30am UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
The Independent
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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Universal credit: U-turn on two-child cap on benefit 11 Jan 2:12am Universal credit: U-turn on two-child cap on benefit
BBC
Minister scraps plan to cap child-related benefits for families with more than two children born before 2017.
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11 Jan 2:04am Reuters journalists who covered Rohingya massacre lose appeal against 7-year prison sentence in Myanmar
The Independent
Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar have lost their appeal against a seven-year sentence imposed over claims they broke the country's official secrets act.
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11 Jan 2:00am Afghanistan bucks global trend with sharp rise in civilian casualties
The Guardian
Number of innocent people killed or maimed in Afghan war rises 36% despite overall fall in casualties worldwide Civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan from explosive weapons rose by more than a third last year, against a downward trend globally, according to a survey seen by the Guardian. Most of the 4,260 civilians killed or injured in explosions in the country in 2018 – up from 3,119 in 2017 – were victims of suicide attacks, found
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11 Jan 2:00am Planned wild boar cull in Poland angers conservationists
The Guardian
Mikołaj Golachowski describes plan as ‘evil’ and warns of environmental consequences Conservationists have branded plans by the Polish government to cull almost the entire wild boar population of the country as “pointless, counterproductive and evil”. In a move to tackle an epidemic of African swine fever, the Polish government has ordered a series of hunts, beginning this weekend, with the aim of killing the vast majority of the country’s population of around 200,000 wild boar.
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11 Jan 2:00am ‘Brought to Jesus’: the evangelical grip on the Trump administration
The Guardian
The influence of evangelical Christianity is likely to become an important question as Trump finds himself dependent on them for political survival In setting out the Trump administration’s Middle East policy, one of the first things Mike Pompeo made clear to his audience in Cairo is that he had come to the region as “as an evangelical Christian”. In his speech at the American University, Pompeo said that in his state department office: “I keep a Bible open on my desk to remind me of God and his word, and the truth.”
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11 Jan 1:59am Reuters journalists to remain in Myanmar jail after losing appeal
The Guardian
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for seven years for breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act The two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for their reporting on the violence against the Rohingya in Rahkine state have lost their appeal, with the court upholding their guilty verdict and lengthy prison sentences. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had
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11 Jan 1:34am Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan chairman hit with new criminal charges
The Independent
Executive's lawyers to ask he be released on bail as 64-year-old asserts innocence
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11 Jan 1:22am India: teenage girl murdered and mutilated by family for eloping, say police
The Guardian
Girl killed with help of a butcher friend, say police in Bihar in so-called ‘honour killing’ Police in eastern India say a teenager who was found dead this week with her body dismembered and mutilated was murdered by her family in a so-called “honour killing”. The body of the 16-year old from Gaya, a city in Bihar state, was discovered on Sunday. Pictures of her mutilated remains were widely shared on social media along with claims she had been doused in acid, sparking protests and candlelit vigils in the city.
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11 Jan 1:02am Carlos Ghosn indicted on fresh financial misconduct charges in Japan
The Guardian
Former Nissan head says he is innocent, meaning he could remain in detention until trial begins
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BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 11 Jan 1:00am BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51
BBC
Dianne Oxberry was on BBC Radio 1 before becoming a popular presenter in the North West of England.
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Universal credit: U-turn on two-child cap on benefit 11 Jan 12:33am Universal credit: U-turn on two-child cap on benefit
BBC
Minister scraps plan to cap child-related benefits for families with more than two children born before 2017.
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Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row 11 Jan 12:33am Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row
BBC
Mr Trump repeats his threat to declare a national emergency to secure funding for a border wall.
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So why HAS the US government shut down? 10 Jan 11:54pm So why HAS the US government shut down?
BBC
As the shutdown hits three weeks, here's why we've reached this stalemate.
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Brexit: MPs continue EU withdrawal deal debate 10 Jan 11:11pm Brexit: MPs continue EU withdrawal deal debate
BBC
MPs will begin the third day of their debate on the PM's Brexit agreement ahead of a vote next week.
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10 Jan 10:39pm From China to Russia, world is blanketed in white – in pictures
The Guardian
Heavy snowfalls in Europe, Asia and the Middle East have left a world of white across thousands of kilometres
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10 Jan 10:22pm Trump doubles down on threat to declare national emergency as he visits US-Mexico border
The Independent
President considering proposal to take money earmarked for disaster areas to fund building of wall
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Ex-soap star charged with assault 10 Jan 10:10pm Ex-soap star charged with assault
BBC
The former Neighbours star was accused by his cast members of inappropriate touching and harassment.
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10 Jan 10:04pm Asylum applications: Home Office urged to use lie detectors
BBC
Abuse of the UK asylum application is "rife", the former head of immigration and enforcement says.
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10 Jan 10:01pm Trump tours border after repeating threat to call national emergency
The Guardian
President visits Texas on shutdown’s 20th day as rift with Democrats expands Donald Trump has reiterated his threat to declare a
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10 Jan 9:59pm Craig McLachlan: actor charged with indecent assault by Victoria police
The Guardian
The Australian actor and former Neighbours star has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault Actor Craig McLachlan will face court next month on 10 criminal charges, including indecent assault. Victorian police said they charged a 53-year-old New South Wales man with one count of common law assault, eight counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault.
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Pedophile Gary Oliva confesses to killing JonBenét Ramsey by accident 10 Jan 9:55pm Pedophile Gary Oliva confesses to killing JonBenét Ramsey by accident
Daily Mail
Convicted pedophile Gary Oliva (left) confesses in prison letters to a friend he accidentally killed beauty pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey (right) in 1996.
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Meghan Markle gives fashion tips as she visits Smart Works 10 Jan 9:30pm Meghan Markle gives fashion tips as she visits Smart Works
Daily Mail
Meghan arrived at Smart Works at St Charles Hospital in Kensal Green, West London, wearing a dress by Hatch, a coat from Oscar de la Renta and Kimai earrings.
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Leading cancer expert dies suddenly after a routine yellow fever jab 10 Jan 9:29pm Leading cancer expert dies suddenly after a routine yellow fever jab
Daily Mail
Martin Gore, 67, passed away after suffering total organ failure shortly after having the injection, which is recommended to anyone visiting Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Central America.
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10 Jan 9:23pm Craig McLachlan charged with indecent assault by Victoria police
The Guardian
The Australian actor and former Neighbours star has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault Actor Craig McLachlan will face court next month on 10 criminal charges, including indecent assault. Victorian police said they charged a 53-year-old New South Wales man with one count of common law assault, eight counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault.
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Andy Murray to retire this year 10 Jan 9:14pm Andy Murray to retire this year
Daily Mail
Andy Murray is contemplating almost immediate retirement after appearing to give up hope of coming close to recovering from the hip problems that have dogged him for months.
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Heroic war veteran MP JOHNNY MERCER confronted one of the legal bosses persecuting our troops 10 Jan 8:49pm Heroic war veteran MP JOHNNY MERCER confronted one of the legal bosses persecuting our troops
Daily Mail
JOHNNY MERCER: This week I sat in the Palace of Westminster as part of a committee of parliamentarians probing how veterans are pursued over historical allegations.
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Three reasons for the US government shutdown 10 Jan 8:48pm Three reasons for the US government shutdown
BBC
As the shutdown hits three weeks, here's why we've reached this stalemate.
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Universal credit: Two-child benefit cap to be relaxed 10 Jan 8:35pm 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 8:26pm US clothing company drops Chinese supplier over Xinjiang forced labour concerns
The Guardian
China calls Badger Sportswear’s decision a ‘tragedy for its business’ based on incorrect information A US sportswear company has stopped using a Chinese supplier following concerns it was using forced labour in camps in Xinjiang. Badger Sportswear, a company based in North Carolina, said it would stop sourcing clothing from Hetian Taida in north-western China.
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10 Jan 8:09pm Chaos as seals get stranded in Canadian town
The Independent
The are concerns that the seals might starve to death if ot returned to the water soon
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No-deal Brexit would cause GDP to shrink by up to 8 per cent 10 Jan 8:03pm No-deal Brexit would cause GDP to shrink by up to 8 per cent
Daily Mail
The Confederation of British Industry has warned that Brexit would have profound economic consequences on the UK and has urged MPs to back Theresa May’s deal.
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10 Jan 8:00pm What is going on in Brexit – and what might happen next?
The Guardian
Your no-frills primer to the UK’s departure from the European Union Confused by the latest developments in the UK’s fraught departure from the European Union? Here’s your no-frills primer to what’s going on in Brexit – and what might happen next.
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Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row 10 Jan 7:52pm 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 7:44pm Police warn the public not to approach a missing 12-year-old schoolboy who vanished before Christmas
Daily Mail
Alfie Benson went missing from the Greater Manchester Area in December. He frequents shops in the Parrs Wood area of Didsbury, where he was spotted within the last week
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Andy Murray says Australian Open could be his last tournament 10 Jan 7:38pm Andy Murray says Australian Open could be his last tournament
BBC
A tearful Andy Murray says this week's Australian Open in Melbourne could be the last tournament he plays in his career.
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10 Jan 7:15pm PrEP: HIV prevention drug trial to double, with 13,000 extra patients to benefit
The Independent
'It has been completely unacceptable to see people in need being turned away from clinics'
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10 Jan 7:11pm Young people 'turned away' from NHS mental health support left to hit crisis point, MPs warn
The Independent
Intervening early could prevent serious mental health risks and save NHS money but lack of funding and staff present major barriers
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10 Jan 7:06pm Almost one in three council-run secondary schools in deficit, study finds
The Independent
Findings come as parents are being asked to fork out hundreds of pounds to plug the gap
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10 Jan 7:02pm TV and broadband customers 'facing £700 loyalty penalties'
The Independent
Sky, Virgin Media and BT customers overpaying by hundreds of pounds, consumer group finds
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10 Jan 7:00pm In Fiona Bruce Question Time has a fine new referee, but it's still a bear pit
The Independent
The BBC's supposedly flagship political programme's dramatic high point still came when a comedian and a columnist jabbed their finger at one other
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