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13 Aug 6:12pm John Bercow vows to block Johnson from closing parliament over no deal Brexit
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'I will fight with every breath in my body to stop that happening,' speaker says
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13 Aug 6:05pm Air pollution in cities 'as bad for you as smoking 20 cigarettes a day', says study
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Scientists say poor air quality increases chance of developing emphysema by the same as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 29 years
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13 Aug 5:31pm Court spares Steve Coogan full driving ban so new Alan Partridge series is not cancelled
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Magistrates say six month restriction would cause 'exceptional hardship' for crew
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13 Aug 4:32pm Class inequality widens in academies that are more likely to recruit unqualified teachers, study suggests
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Policies that undermine professional accreditation 'degrade' teaching workforce, researchers say
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13 Aug 4:20pm 'Don't dance like a s***': Campaigners raise alarm bells about 'extremely worrying' message with 12 rules ex-partner sent woman
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'Such controlling behaviours are normalised and legitimised in society which can make it difficult to recognise and challenge,' says academic
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13 Aug 3:58pm Labour activists tell Corbyn he must back cancelling Brexit to stop UK crashing out with no deal
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Local parties demand their leader 'support revoking Article 50 if necessary' – paving way for another titanic conference battle to change policy
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13 Aug 3:55pm Amazon parcel 'hurled through upstairs window' by delivery driver
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'He was probably a cricketer,' says startled shopper
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13 Aug 3:54pm RSPCA hunt hooded man who dumped bag of tiny kittens in pub toilets
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'It was touch-and-go as to whether they would survive'
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13 Aug 3:49pm China's solar power is now cheaper than grid electricity, scientists reveal
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In just 25 years China has gone from having no solar panels to 100 per cent more than any other country
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13 Aug 3:45pm Ebola 'no longer incurable' as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival
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Breakthrough drug tests 'very good news' for efforts to tackle second largest Ebola outbreak in history
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13 Aug 3:39pm The journalists chronicling Kashmir at critical crossroads in its history amid India crackdown
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As India maintains that it was right to strip Kashmir of autonomous status, those who live there live by the day
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13 Aug 3:29pm More than half of world's forest wildlife lost in 40 years, study finds
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WWF calls on world leaders to declare planetary emergency as 'natural ally in climate fight being killed'
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13 Aug 3:12pm Game of Thrones actor Josephine Gillan begs public for help after Israeli authorities take her baby daughter
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'Three nights ago the social services came in the night at 12:30am! With the police and kidnapped my daughter and took her to another family!' says actor
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13 Aug 2:38pm Heroin addict jailed for accidentally starting £5.6m fire at Nottingham train station
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Construction defects from refurbishment accelerated spread of blaze that raged for 12 hours
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13 Aug 12:27pm Stock market rallies after decision to delay Trump tariffs on China
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Unexpected move in the president's trade war comes as a relief for retailers and investors, with the Dow Jones industrial average gaining more than 500 points
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13 Aug 12:10pm Teenager mauled to death by three dogs in backyard
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Teen dies just before celebrating 17th birthday after suffering critical injuries in dog attack
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13 Aug 10:53am We can't say we didn't know John Bolton was a snake before we took him in
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Trump's national security adviser is in Britain to exploit UK weakness for US self-interest and absolutely nothing more
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13 Aug 10:43am 'No one will accept a unified Yemen': Separatists refuse to back down on independence bid as UAE urges dialogue
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Leaders in Yemen's South Transitional Council agree to talks but maintain independence bid after seizing Aden amid violent clashes with recognised government forces
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13 Aug 10:41am Police officer charged with assault during pro-Brexit UK 'yellow vest' demonstration
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PC Connor Pennery accused of assault at protest that saw clashes between police and protesters
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13 Aug 10:29am Apple shares jump after Trump's shock move to delay China tariffs
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Laptops, mobile phones and video games among items removed from tariff list, sending tech stocks upwards
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13 Aug 10:07am Parents bill RNLI for £7 lilo after coastguard saved their child in £7,000 rescue mission from drifting out to sea
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'Keep your floating friends for the pool... they can also pose a danger when up against strong currents'
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13 Aug 9:34am Airline leaves group of children as young as eight 'unaccompanied overnight after flight delayed'
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American Airlines apologises to parents and pledges to 'do better next time'
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13 Aug 9:26am Trump immigration chief suggests Statue of Liberty plaque welcoming poor immigrants should only include people 'who can stand on their own two feet'
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'It doesn't seem like too much to ask to continue that tradition of inviting immigrants here who will not — essentially — go on welfare'
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13 Aug 9:16am Brazil will let hunters shoot endangered jaguars, parrots and monkeys in rainforests under new law, warn conservation experts
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Exclusive: 'The bill also plays into the hands of the arms industry and arms exporters, particularly those in the US'
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13 Aug 9:08am Russia nuclear explosion: Village near site of deadly missile accident told to evacuate after radiation spike
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Russian authorities have told people in a village near the site of a deadly missile explosion involving a nuclear power test to "leave the territory", after the accident triggered a spike in radiation.
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13 Aug 8:27am Tory MP accidentally reveals 'General Election 2019' email
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Ex-education secretary Damian Hinds lets slip the existence of a 'GE team' - fuelling belief that UK is heading to the polls soon
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13 Aug 7:25am Mexicans protest over alleged rape of teenage girls by police officers
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Demonstrators advanced on prosecutor's office - smashing door and leaving pig's head outside
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13 Aug 7:24am 'Self-damaging gesture': Boris Johnson plans to pull UK officials from EU meetings ahead of Brexit deadline
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'We're going to be depriving ourselves of a lot of information that we will be spending the next few years trying to find out by other means'
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13 Aug 7:03am Walmart criticised over pro-gun t-shirts on its website: 'Gun control is being able to hit your target'
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Walmart accused of promoting gun violence even in wake of two shootings in its stores in one week
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13 Aug 6:52am Brexit: Huge march calling for fresh referendum to be held less than two weeks before 31 October deadline for leaving EU
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'Let Us Be Heard' event will be week later than planned - taking it to just 12 days before date when Boris Johnson is threatening a crash-out departure
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13 Aug 6:49am Camden stabbing: 16-year-old boy killed in London
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More than 80 people killed in capital so far this year
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13 Aug 6:46am Met Police officer on Big Brother in Nigeria 'without permission', force says
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PC Khafi Kareem under investigation by Scotland Yard's professional standards unit
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13 Aug 6:37am Man with TV over head caught on CCTV delivering televisions to people's homes
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More than 60 sets left on front porches and gardens in middle of night
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13 Aug 6:13am Narendra Modi mocked over Bear Grylls' TV special appearance, after claiming to have 'never experienced fear'
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Indian prime minister attempts to burnish environmental credentials in much-hyped appearance with British survivalist
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13 Aug 6:12am False teeth found lodged in man's voicebox after he coughed up blood
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Patient had inhaled dentures while under general anaesthetic for a previous operation
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13 Aug 5:29am 'Something extraordinarily bad is about to happen': Huge Chinese military build-up filmed on Hong Kong border as all flights cancelled
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Protesters shut down Hong Kong's main airport again on Tuesday, forcing all flights to be cancelled for a second day
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13 Aug 4:34am US border patrol officer pleads guilty to deliberately hitting migrant with truck and calling immigrants 'subhuman'
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US border agent allegedly calls immigrants 'mindless murdering savages' in racist text messages
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13 Aug 4:03am Superstar opera singer Placido Domingo accused of sexual harassment
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'He was always touching you in some way, and always kissing you,' says one of nine accusers
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13 Aug 3:30am Norway mosque shooting: Unarmed 65-year-old describes how he took down 'far-right' gunman before he could kill anyone
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Gunman inspired by Christchurch massacre that left 51 Muslims dead as they prayed is thrown to ground by worshipper determined to avert mass tragedy
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13 Aug 2:37am Thousands of EU academics left posts at leading British universities after Brexit vote, analysis finds
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Exclusive: The Russell Group calls on Boris Johnson to provide certainty to staff to prevent exodus
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13 Aug 2:18am Trump makes 'bizarre' nuclear-powered cruise missile claim after Russia explosion
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'We tried to build one in the 1960s but it was too crazy,' says expert
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13 Aug 1:44am Tui hit by 737 Max grounding and Brexit worries
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Profits for the full year are expected to fall by one-quarter
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13 Aug 1:42am Sydney stabbing: CBD on lockdown as woman stabbed by man in 'unprovoked attack'
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Video shows members of public using milk crate and chairs to tackle assailant to the ground
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13 Aug 1:00am UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast
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Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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13 Aug 12:20am Mental health services 'putting women at risk' by failing to ask them about domestic abuse
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'Even when I went to hospital when my tooth got knocked out, even then they never even bothered to refer you,' says domestic abuse survivor
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13 Aug 12:18am Boris Johnson 'failing to tackle causes of crime' as he announces £100m crackdown on prison violence
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Campaigners brand plans to ramp up security in jails 'hollow move' that fails to address root causes behind prisons crisis
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