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16 Apr 3:54pm Chris Martin: Coldplay star wins extension of restraining order against woman who allegedly stalked him
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Ariana Joyce denies contacting star or knowing his girlfriend, actress Dakota Johnson
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16 Apr 3:32pm Fox News attacks Bernie Sanders day after he embarrasses network with Medicare for All support
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Mr Sanders has proposed a dramatic overhaul of the US healthcare system called Medicare for All, and critics have claimed it would cost the US dearly
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16 Apr 3:29pm Home Office 'too ready to find dishonesty' in immigration applications, court rules
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Judges allow test case appeals brought over department's 'legally flawed' policy of refusing applications for leave to remain in UK on basis of 'discrepancies' in declared earnings
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16 Apr 3:11pm Brexit: Theresa May warned she has 'no chance' of passing deal in time to stop European elections
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Exclusive: Experts dismiss chances of legislation passing by 22 May – putting prime minister on course for ballot box disaster and fresh threat to her job
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16 Apr 2:59pm Notre Dame cathedral will be rebuilt within five years and 'even better than before', pledges Macron
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'It is up to us to change this disaster into an opportunity to come together,' French president says
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16 Apr 2:48pm Man who attacked four police officers with knife after hoax 999 call found guilty
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'I saw a metal glint and I automatically knew it could only be a knife'
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16 Apr 2:11pm Frankie Macritchie: Family pay tribute to 'happy and cheeky' schoolboy killed in dog attack
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'He had a very special heart and was a fighter from the minute he was born, he was Mummy's Boy and Daddy's soldier'
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16 Apr 1:49pm Baby deaths and breech birth complications could be prevented by ultrasound at eight months pregnancy, study shows
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Estimated 15,000 unsuspected breech births, 4,000 emergency C-sections and the deaths of up to 8 babies a year could be prevented with late-term scan
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16 Apr 1:37pm Notre Dame fire: Parisians hold huge vigil at cathedral as monuments around the world light up in solidarity
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One World Center, Duomo chapel and Venice theatre among landmarks illuminated with French colours
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16 Apr 1:19pm Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal rollout was 'a mistake'
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The Green New Deal outlined an ambitious plan to combat climate change — but critics stole the narrative from Ms Ocasio-Cortez
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16 Apr 12:27pm Police criticised for warning Swansea sex workers they could be prosecuted in clampdown
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'It is terrifying that this is the police response to women's situation. Women are out there because poverty has increased – particularly in that area. People are really struggling,' says campaigner
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16 Apr 12:03pm Czech man who carried out rail attacks and blamed Islamic militants jailed for four years
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Jaromir Balda cut down two trees in 2017 which fell on tracks 30 km from Prague
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16 Apr 12:00pm Western allies add fuel to Libya's fire with alleged military shipments to warlord
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Interview: UN's deputy Libya chief tells The Independent that allegations of arms shipments are under investigation
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16 Apr 11:55am Notre Dame fire: How Victor Hugo's hunchback saved the cathedral from ruin in the 1800s
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'It is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both caused the venerable monument to suffer'
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16 Apr 11:51am Melania Trump slams Anna Wintour as 'insecure and small-minded' after Vogue cover snub
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'Her role as First Lady of the United States and all that she does is much more important than some superficial photo shoot and cover'
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16 Apr 11:47am Foie gras producer uses engine oil to grease pipes forced down geese throats
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Exclusive: Secret footage also shows birds thrown violently into cages, leaving them injured and in pain
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16 Apr 11:47am Notre Dame: How the historic French building inspired the career of Matisse
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'Everything must be constructed, built up of parts that make a unit ... a human body like a cathedral'
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16 Apr 11:44am Julian Assange: British government assured Ecuador that WikiLeaks founder would not face death penalty in US
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Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt say extradition would not be ordered without 'assurances'
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16 Apr 11:41am Notre Dame cathedral: Priest helped firefighters rescue treasures from burning landmark
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Emergency services form human chain to save artworks and relics
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16 Apr 11:11am Isis supporter who called for terror attack on Prince George's school has jail term cut
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Husnain Rashid created a 'toolkit for terrorists' aiming to inspire attacks worldwide
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16 Apr 11:03am Who is Pete Buttigieg? Meet the gay millennial mayor surging in the Democratic primary
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Mr Buttigieg is a two term mayor who has made religion, climate change, and gun violence major issues on the campaign trail
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16 Apr 11:00am Kosovo president says EU will 'lose a lot of substance' after Brexit as he eyes membership
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Interview: The Independent's Diplomatic Editor Kim Sengupta sat down with the President of Kosovo to discuss Brexit, the prospect of peace between Kosovo and Serbia, and the case for joining Nato.
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16 Apr 10:53am Notre Dame fire: How did the blaze start and what will happen now?
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Police launch investigation into "involuntary destruction by fire" as officials review damage
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16 Apr 10:47am Notre Dame: What has been lost and what survived the devastating cathedral fire?
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70 per cent of of artworks believed to be lost forever, French Interior Ministry says
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16 Apr 10:45am Asda accused of cutting wages for thousands of loyal staff
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Supermarket chain will get rid of paid breaks, cut the premium for working unsociable hours and make night shifts shorter
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16 Apr 10:36am Labour will abolish Sats exams in primary schools, Jeremy Corbyn says
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It comes as teachers move closer to possible boycott of primary school tests
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16 Apr 10:15am Trump shown photos of dead ducks by CIA chief after Salisbury attack to clamp down on Russia
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CIA Director Gina Haspel persuaded the president by using new information and appealing to his emotions
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16 Apr 10:07am Scientists make 'world's first 3D printed heart using human tissue'
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'Maybe in 10 years there will be organ printers in the finest hospitals around the world, and these procedures will be conducted routinely'
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16 Apr 10:05am Workplace wellness schemes don't improve productivity or cut absences, trial finds
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First trial of wellness schemes shows employers should 'temper expectations of realising large returns on investment in the short term'
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16 Apr 10:02am Britons who built Stonehenge were product of ancient wave of migrant farmers, DNA reveals
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Ancient skeletons reveal arrival of eastern Mediterranean population replaced hunter-gatherer population of British Isles
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16 Apr 9:54am Notre Dame cathedral fire: Blaze is proof that truly great architecture holds hallucinatory power
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Our shock, to whatever degree, is to do with the sudden and gaping loss of something we assumed was permanent, writes architecture critic Jay Merrick
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16 Apr 9:48am Judge excused from jury service because he was presiding over case
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Judge Cutler's appeal for refusal was rejected
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16 Apr 9:42am Amber Rudd could back Boris Johnson in leadership contest despite attacking his 'fantasy' Brexit stance
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Work and pension secretary's pick will be hugely influential, as the figurehead of the 'One Nation' group of Tory MPs
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16 Apr 9:39am Apple's New York City store reportedly dealing with bed bug infestation
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Employees have reportedly been putting their belongings in plastic during their shifts
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16 Apr 8:46am Stranded dog rescued while swimming 135 miles off Thai coast
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Oil rig workers believe animal may have fallen off fishing trawler
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16 Apr 8:40am Police officers who had sex on duty found guilty of gross misconduct
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Former Chief Inspector Rob Leet also had sex with a domestic abuse victim
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16 Apr 8:14am UK's largest investor threatens shareholder revolts over 'climate catastrophe' and gender diversity
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£1 trillion pension fund manager Legal & General flexes muscles, calling for more action from corporate boardrooms on greenhouse gases and lack of women in senior roles
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16 Apr 8:01am Seven police offers 'sprayed with corrosive substance' suffer injuries
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Suspect jumps through first-floor window in escape attempt
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16 Apr 7:33am Norwegian Air tells female staff they must carry doctor's note at all times if they want to wear flat shoes
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'The year 1950 rang and it wants its rulebook back. This is super embarrassing and they should have progressed further,' says Norwegian Labour Party's women's spokesperson
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16 Apr 7:18am Italy's prime minister and Matteo Salvini under investigation over detention of migrants
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Investigation concerns minister's decision to block rescue ship from landing in January
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16 Apr 7:06am Russian Duma approves controversial bill that could 'break internet'
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Authors claim bill is designed to protect Russian internet from foreign 'attack,' but critics suggest it is first stage of Chinese-style firewall
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16 Apr 7:00am Which? claims flood of fake five star reviews on Amazon
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If correct the organisation, which offers professional reviews to subscribers, has raised a serious issue. Shoppers rely online reviews and maybe they shouldn't
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16 Apr 6:45am Government must make LGBT+ relationships classes compulsory in all schools, teachers say
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'Why the hell should inclusive education be optional?' teacher asks
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16 Apr 6:28am Fake deliveryman shoots woman with crossbow hidden inside package, police say
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Investigators suggest 'targeted' attack was designed to kill victim at request of unknown individual
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16 Apr 6:23am Madrid bomb threat forces evacuation of skyscraper housing embassies
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A skyscraper in Madrid that houses several embassies has been evacuated after a bomb threat call, police have said.
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16 Apr 6:17am Notre Dame fire: French billionaires pledge €300m in fundraising drive to rebuild Paris cathedral
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More might be needed as potential cost of work is already estimated at £100bn
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16 Apr 6:05am More than 1 million older motorists admit to driving while drunk, according to survey
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North East has highest breathalyser test failure rate for over 50s at 18.5 per cent, analysis shows
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16 Apr 5:50am Pelosi warns US will not strike Brexit trade deal with UK if Good Friday Agreement is undermined
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Speaker of the US House of Representatives says peace treaty could not be 'bargained away in another agreement'
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16 Apr 5:40am L&G takes climate protests into the boardroom
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The fund manager describes climate change as a "catastrophe" in its latest ownership report, and will use its voting clout against companies that fail to take it seriously
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16 Apr 5:23am Notre Dame fire: Before and after photos show extent of damage after Paris inferno
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Sections of 800-year-old building are completely destroyed
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16 Apr 5:07am Pulitzer Prize awarded to local newspaper at centre of worst attack on US journalists
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Five staff died at the Capital Gazette in Maryland after gunman opened fire in offices
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16 Apr 4:54am Climate change protest: More than 100 arrested in London as demonstration enters second day
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Activists camp out at capital's landmarks overnight, thwarting police efforts to move them
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16 Apr 4:38am Notre Dame fire: YouTube tool to fight fake news accidentally links Paris blaze to 9/11 terror attack
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'Information panels' gave details about World Trade Center collapse during videos about inferno
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16 Apr 4:37am Record number of people in work as UK jobs market shrugs off Brexit
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Wages rose 1.5% when adjusted for inflation, but remain below pre-crisis peak
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16 Apr 4:11am Notre Dame fire: First dawn images show scale of damage at Paris landmark
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French billionaire has already pledged €100m to repair 850-year-old national monument
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16 Apr 2:23am Trump's lawyer urges Treasury not to release president's tax returns
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William Consovoy said request for information does not serve any legislative purpose
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16 Apr 2:21am 'I'm still at a loss': Windrush victims who were forced into homelessness and debt due to scandal still living in anguish and destitution a year on
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Twelve months after the government apologised for the Home Office's 'hostile environment' policy on immigration, those hit by the scandal are still suffering
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16 Apr 1:28am Self-harm in detention centre up threefold in three years despite drop in population, report finds
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Colnbrook removal centre is 'prison-like' and 'unsuitable for a detainee population', says watchdog
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16 Apr 12:52am Bipolar disorder: What are the symptoms and how is it treated?
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New focus on condition as singer Bebe Rexha reveals she suffers from the mental health condition
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16 Apr 12:24am Notre Dame fire: Macron announces fundraising campaign saying cathedral 'will be rebuilt' - here's how to donate
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France will be looking 'beyond our borders' for help to restore masterpiece of Gothic architecture, president says
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16 Apr 12:05am One in four NHS wards has dangerously low numbers of nurses, researchers find
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Dilution in skills for hospital patients as healthcare assistants used to shore up staff numbers
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16 Apr 12:04am 'I am getting out before it kills me': Two in five teachers plan to quit within five years, union warns
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Majority of teachers say their work-life balance has got worse over the past year
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