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12 Jan 5:19pm Border wall GoFundMe organizers plan private build as donors offered refunds
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A campaign to raise $1bn hit just 2% of its target, prompting organizers to scrap plans to give it to the Trump administration The organizers of a GoFundMe campaign to fund the construction of a wall along the southern US border have scrapped plans to hand $20m over to the federal government and plan to build the wall privately instead.
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12 Jan 5:17pm Six teenagers stabbed and man assaulted in fight in Sydney park
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A 34-year-old-man under police guard in hospital after allegedly going on a stabbing spree that left six teens with knife wounds An injured 34-year-old-man is under police guard in hospital after he allegedly went on a stabbing spree at a party in a Sydney park that left six teenagers with knife wounds. Police were called to a park on Gilroy Road in Turramurra at 11.40pm on Saturday where they found the man with head and upper body injuries along with six teenagers – aged between 15 and 19 – with varying stab wounds.
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12 Jan 5:07pm Motorist arrested after boy, 11, killed in hit and run in Manchester
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Police have detained a 31-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving
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12 Jan 5:04pm Updated Police use water cannon and teargas on Paris protesters
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Marches across France take place on the ninth weekend of gilets jaunes demonstrations
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12 Jan 4:00pm Labour set to call vote to topple Theresa May’s government
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Opposition MPs told to get set for no-confidence vote as top Tories admit they see no hope for the prime minister’s Brexit dealLabour MPs have been told to prepare for Jeremy Corbyn to table a dramatic and immediate vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s government as early as Tuesday evening in an attempt to force a general election if – as expected – she suffers a heavy defeat this week on her Brexit deal. Messages have been sent to Labour MPs, even those who are unwell, to ensure their presence both for the “meaningful vote” on the prime minister’s Brexit blueprint on Tuesday and the following day. Labour whips have told MPs the no-confidence vote is likely to be tabled within hours of a government loss, with the actual vote taking place on Wednesday.
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12 Jan 2:51pm Julián Castro launches presidential bid with speech in Texas
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Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or more Julián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor.
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12 Jan 2:14pm Updated Police arrest James Goddard on suspicion of public order offences
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Pro-Brexit ‘yellow vest’ activist detained outside tube station over Westminster incidents
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12 Jan 1:00pm Into the Brexit abyss – cartoon
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Led by the DUP and the Tory right, Theresa May and her deal plunge to their doom
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12 Jan 1:00pm Man accused of shooting down UN chief: ‘Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to…’
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Exclusive research reveals that a British-trained Belgian mercenary admitted the killing of Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961
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12 Jan 12:24pm ‘I’ve got four kids and a job - if I can race solo to the south pole, any woman can’
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Wendy Searle managed Louis Rudd’s Antarctic triumph. Now she is planning her own epic 700-mile race across the frozen wastesWhen Louis Rudd crossed the finishing line of his
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12 Jan 12:15pm Six arrests made after armed raiders rob Manchester cafe
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Three customers taken to hospital after incident in which a Range Rover was stolen Three people have been taken to hospital after armed raiders targeted a cafe in Manchester. Customers at the premises in Moss Side were threatened by three men carrying a suspected shotgun, a machete and a baseball bat, who then demanded they hand over their personal belongings and a set of car keys.
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12 Jan 11:42am Rahaf al-Qunun lands in Toronto after long journey to safety
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Saudi teen was granted asylum by Canada after flying to Thailand to escape her family The Saudi woman who barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room in a desperate attempt to flee abuse landed in Canada on Saturday, capping a tumultuous and uncertain journey towards safety. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived in Toronto, the country’s largest city, tweeting “OMG … I’m in Canada everyone” and posting a video of her plane touching down at Pearson International airport.
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12 Jan 11:00am What’s their beef? Why today’s leading men are driven to be buff
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Aidan Turner’s Poldark has ushered in a new age of brawn, but many are asking if the trend has gone too farModern screen heroes come in many guises, but whether a leading man is cast as a mathematician, a surgeon or a scientist, the likelihood is that, once the shirt comes off, he will be equipped with both a firm abdomen and bulbous biceps. A new appetite for leading men who, whether or not they are playing professional athletes, appear to spend half the week in the gym is now concerning even established actors. Last week
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12 Jan 8:50am Huawei sacks Chinese worker accused of spying in Poland
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Wang Weijing was arrested on allegations of espionage by Polish authorities The Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei said it had terminated the employment of a Chinese worker arrested on spying allegations in Poland. Polish authorities
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12 Jan 8:50am Footage shows moments after Paris bakery explosion – video
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Two firefighters have died and 47 people have been injured after an explosion at a bakery in Paris. Ten of them are in a critical condition. A gas leak is believed to be the cause of the blast and fire in the 9th arrondissement on Saturday morning
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12 Jan 5:11am Oil tanker explosion kills Nigerians collecting leaking fuel
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At least 12 dead and many seriously burned after crashed tanker explodes in Odukpani
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12 Jan 5:00am How Fyre festival went up in flames
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How did 2017’s Ja Rule-backed, Bella Hadid-endorsed festival go so spectacularly wrong? A new Netflix documentary chases some unanswered questions “Just take it away and let me start a new beginning … it really pains me when I have to talk about it.” MaryAnn Rolle sits outside her restaurant on Great Exuma in the Bahamas, holding back the tears as she looks towards the camera. Like many other Bahamians, she believed that a new luxury music
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12 Jan 5:00am Ministers smoking in parliament? Jordan must clean up its act | Yousef Shawarbeh
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As mayor of Amman, I am committed to driving down tobacco use, in a country where more than half of all men are smokers
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12 Jan 4:40am Woman killed in suspected hit-and-run in Brixton
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Police search for car and driver alleged to have been speeding when young woman hit
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12 Jan 4:19am Miranda wins multiple ovations for Hamilton opening in Puerto Rico
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Creator and star says he will never forget reception of musical in parents’ homeland
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12 Jan 1:00am Tornillo: detention site for migrant children to close amid safety fears
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Officials issued warning over health concerns and lack of staffer background checks at Texas facility that housed thousands The controversial Tornillo temporary detention facility in west Texas that has housed
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11 Jan 11:38pm Jail terms of six months or less could be scrapped, prisons minister suggests
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Rory Stewart says move could ease pressure on prison population that has more than doubled since 1990s Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to alleviate pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.
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11 Jan 10:34pm Ottawa bus crash: three dead as double decker hits transit shelter
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Officials say one those killed was on the platform; a further 23 were injured in the rush-hour collision Three people were killed and nearly two dozen others were injured when a double-decker bus struck a bus shelter in the Canadian capital of Ottawa during rush hour, city officials said. Part of the upper right side of the bus was shorn off in the collision, which happened at a busy transit station in the west end of the city.
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11 Jan 10:19pm Monster snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States
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Winter storm ‘expected to create havoc’ as it moves from western US across the middle of the country A massive winter storm hit the US Rockies and plains on Friday then punched east,
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11 Jan 8:00pm On a wing and a player: hopes webcam can save endangered albatross
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Footage of tiny colony of birds on the southern tip of New Zealand captivates millions around the globe Millions of amateur naturalists around the world have been tuning in to the secret lives of albatrosses as
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11 Jan 7:55pm Updated Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020
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The Iraq war veteran and US representative for Hawaii made announcement in a CNN interview scheduled to air Saturday Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US representative from Hawaii, said she will run for president in 2020, CNN reported on Friday. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” she said in an interview with CNN that is scheduled to air on Saturday.
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