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15 Apr 2:53pm Crown of Thorns: Fears for Notre Dame Cathedral's most precious relic in huge fire
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Paris's equivalent of the Crown Jewels – venerated by Christians – could be badly damaged or wrecked
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15 Apr 2:33pm Notre Dame cathedral fire: Historic statues safe after being removed for renovation just days earlier
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French president Emmanuel Macron is treating fire as national emergency
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15 Apr 2:11pm Notre Dame fire - live updates: Cathedral ablaze in centre of Paris with iconic towers now burning
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The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris has caught fire, emergency services in the city have said.
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15 Apr 1:57pm Teachers back plans for possible boycott of primary school tests
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The move could mean Sats exams will not be taken in some schools next year
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15 Apr 1:12pm Notre Dame: Paris cathedral on fire, emergency services say
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'Major operation' underway, fire department says
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15 Apr 12:01pm Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she supports impeaching Trump: 'You could reach in a bag and pull so many things out that are impeachable'
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The freshman congresswoman has previously been non-committal regarding an effort to investigate the president for impeachable offences
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15 Apr 11:54am Deep sea snailfish has soft bones and open skull to cope with crushing pressure, study finds
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Research shows how animals have adapted to survive in hostile environments
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15 Apr 11:36am Russian priest banished to rural village after wife wins beauty pageant
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"What kind of a priest is he if can't even manage his family?"
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15 Apr 11:31am 'We are many': Sudan protesters vow to maintain pressure on regime until demands are met
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'We're aiming to change the regime and we're aiming to uproot this system and we're not going back until this happens'
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15 Apr 11:20am US weather: At least eight dead from violent storms, leaving thousands without power
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At least three children are among the dead after storms unleashed tornadoes across the country
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15 Apr 11:17am Ukip MEPs quit to join Nigel Farage's Brexit Party
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Eurosceptic party's attitude to women was 'disgusting', Jane Collins says
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15 Apr 11:14am Daniel Hegarty: 'Soldier B' to be prosecuted over murder of Northern Ireland teenager in 1972
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15-year-old died after being shot twice in the head during Operation Motorman
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15 Apr 11:13am Police struggling to catch one-legged drug dealer on the run release CCTV footage
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Last known movements in UK of organised crime boss with prosthetic limb revealed
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15 Apr 10:49am Baby found by refuse workers outside Belfast shopping centre
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Man and woman charged with child cruelty after discovery on Sunday afternoon
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15 Apr 10:39am Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM's approval rating hits all-time high after weapons ban imposed
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Poll boost follows leader winning widespread praise for terror attack response
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15 Apr 10:37am Human face evolved to help us communicate emotions, scientists say
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Smooth forehead and mobile eyebrows allowed for wider range of 'non-verbal' communication, researchers reveal
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15 Apr 10:34am Girl expelled for kneeing boy in crotch during anti-trans Snapchat 'protest', family says
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'Why, after all of the bathroom panic bills about trans kids, when a group of cis boys actually harass girls in a bathroom [are] the girls are punished for defending themselves?'
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15 Apr 10:23am How Game of Thrones achieved world domination... 15 years before the TV show even aired
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HBO's hit series has become a household name, but how did the books come into being? 'I had never read anything quite like it,' Jane Johnson, the woman responsible for bringing them to the UK, tells David Barnett
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15 Apr 9:48am Trump baselessly accuses Ilhan Omar of 'ungrateful US hate statements' just days after she received death threats
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Ms Omar has been attacked for her statements, which were taken out of context
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15 Apr 9:28am Greek president demands UK return Parthenon marbles from 'murky prison' of British Museum
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Prokopis Pavlopoulos was speaking in Athens where some of the sculptures remain
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15 Apr 9:05am Georgia dreams of joining Nato, but its Russian-occupied territories stand in the way
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The ex-Soviet state was about to become part of the western alliance in 2008, as long as it met various criteria. But that plan was scuppered when Georgia and Russia went to war for five days. William Cook visits Tbilisi to find out more
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15 Apr 9:05am Last Breath: Real-life drama of the North Sea diver who cheated death
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Stephen Applebaum tells the story of Chris Lemons, left trapped without oxygen for half an hour on the seabed, and the rescue bid mounted by his colleagues in what is diving's most dangerous industry
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15 Apr 9:05am In Birmingham, the 'city of a thousand trades', Brexit is endangering a modern-day renaissance
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England's second most populous city was revived by EU money but voted to leave the bloc, in a pattern that has become all too familiar, says Patrick Cockburn
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15 Apr 9:05am How one woman's mission to help indigenous Indians backfired into post-empire soul-searching
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Lorna Collins wanted to do good, but the villagers she tried to help with an art-therapy project saw it differently
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15 Apr 9:05am The tyrant who advocated for the poor: how Fidel Castro's life and rule is a political paradox
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The US opinion of Cuba's former leader is widely unfavourable, but elsewhere he has been praised for improving the lives of ordinary Cubans. Mick O'Hare examines the dichotomy of his rule
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15 Apr 8:28am Measles outbreak kills 1,200 in Madagascar
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Recorded cases grow beyond 115,000 since epidemic began in September
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15 Apr 8:27am Netanyahu hails ICC for dropping 'absurd' war crimes probe against US troops in Afghanistan
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Israeli leader says investigating US or Israeli troops is not goal of Hague-based body
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15 Apr 8:21am Breathing in vanilla, coffee or peppermint aromas could help beat cigarette cravings, study shows
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New interventions are urgently needed to help the millions who wish to quit but are unable and using pleasant odours to disrupt smoking routines shows promise
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15 Apr 8:10am TSB becomes first bank to offer 'refund guarantee' to all fraud victims
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Customers can claim back money where scammers have convinced them to authorise a payment from their account
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15 Apr 8:01am Anti-vaxxers banned from raising money on GoFundMe
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'We will remove any campaigns currently on the platform,' says crowdfunding company
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15 Apr 7:34am Extinction Rebellion: Thousands of climate change protesters shut down major London streets
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Parliament Square, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and Piccadilly Circus taken over by activists
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15 Apr 7:19am Man arrested after transgender woman 'beaten unconscious by mob' in Texas
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'I am extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman,' says mayor of Dallas
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15 Apr 7:12am German prosecutors charge former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn with fraud
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Ex-VW boss is one of five people charged with alleged serious fraud and violation of competition law
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15 Apr 6:35am Trump claims he could fix Boeing 737 MAX
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Donald Trump has claimed he could fix the Boeing 737 MAX after the aircraft was involved in two fatal crashes.
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15 Apr 5:29am Trump can still be impeached despite Mueller report summary, former FBI official says
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Attorney General William Barr hopes to release the nearly 400-page report this week
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15 Apr 4:59am Magaluf attack: British woman glassed in neck at nightclub on Spanish island
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Victim was in critical condition when doctors arrived
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15 Apr 4:49am Ilhan Omar: Muslim congresswoman says she has faced increased death threats since Trump's 9/11 tweet
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Democrat accuses president of 'endangering lives' by 'encouraging right-wing extremists'
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15 Apr 4:34am Louisa Akavi: New Zealand nurse kidnapped by Isis five years ago may still be alive, says Red Cross
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Ms Akavi, awarded Florence Nightingale medal in 1999, is one of last links to group of at least 23 Western hostages, majority of whom were released for ransom while others were killed in widely publicised beheadings
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15 Apr 4:12am Grenfell Tower: Man charged over video showing model of London tower block being burnt
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Paul Bussetti accused of two counts of 'sending or causing to be sent grossly offensive material'
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15 Apr 3:33am Nancy Pelosi dismisses AOC's progressive wing of Democrats as 'like, five people'
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'I'm a progressive,' insists House Speaker as she downplays clout of Ocasio-Cortez
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15 Apr 3:05am Nancy Pelosi calls for security review to protect Ilhan Omar from 'real danger' after Trump attack
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Capitol police 'will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces'
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15 Apr 3:03am Extinction Rebellion: Climate activists to 'shut down' London's busiest streets in round-the-clock protest
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Group will block traffic at Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus, Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square
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15 Apr 2:53am UK weather forecast: Temperatures to enter 20s by Easter bank holiday after cold start to week
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Warm weather could bring hottest days of the year so far this weekend
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15 Apr 1:28am Gatwick drone attack may have been inside job, says airport chief
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One witness described drone as 'not something you could pop into Argos for'
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15 Apr 12:58am Met Police could predict where London knife attacks will happen next, say researchers
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Improved data analysis could offer insight into neighbourhoods most at risk of deadly violence, study indicates
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15 Apr 12:57am Nigerian women warned not to come to Britain in government campaign
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'Modern slavery is one of the greatest human rights abuses of our time', says Penny Mordaunt
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15 Apr 12:56am Drinks giant Diageo to remove plastic packaging from Guinness and other brands
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Beverage company plans to cut plastic usage by more than 400 tonnes per year
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15 Apr 12:56am Government must 'shift mindset' on youth violence, home secretary to admit after fatal stabbings hit record
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Police say government funding cuts have left them 'swimming against the tide' of violence
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14 Apr 11:56pm Theresa May pledges to abolish 'no-fault' eviction powers for landlords in overhaul of private rental sector
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'Millions of responsible tenants could still be uprooted by their landlord with little notice, and often little justification,' says prime minister
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