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14 Aug 6:19pm A-level results: Students need just 55 per cent in maths exam for A grade
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Those taking Edexcel paper this year would need to score only 34 per cent to be awarded C grade
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14 Aug 6:03pm Republican Steve King questions whether humans would exist if not for 'rape and incest'
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'It's not the baby's fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother'
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14 Aug 5:37pm Trains on UK railways now almost entirely state-owned – by foreign countries
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Extensive state-ownership exists among UK rail operators, it just doesn't involve the British state
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14 Aug 5:34pm 500 refugees stranded at sea as Europe argues over who should accept them
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'Storms are coming, and conditions are only going to get worse'
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14 Aug 5:34pm Several police officers shot and injured close to central Philadelphia
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Several police officers have been shot and injured in Philadelphia following a drugs raid, with members of the public warned to stay away from the "active and ongoing" situation.
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14 Aug 4:34pm Jeremy Corbyn: Back me as temporary PM to block no-deal Brexit, then I'll call general election
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Labour leader bids to head 'caretaker' cross-party alliance to secure Article 50 extension – with pledge to go to the country straight afterwards
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14 Aug 4:17pm Brexit: Farmers call for fresh referendum as they warn half of farms will go bust after no-deal exit
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Farmers for a People's Vote group is unveiled, as latest arm of the movement demanding a Final Say referendum
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14 Aug 3:34pm Police release body cam footage of New York Yankees GM being stopped at gunpoint
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Police apologised for the 'embarrassment' after Cashman identified himself
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14 Aug 3:21pm Inverted yield curve: Does the bond market really signal we're heading for a recession?
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Market indicator that preceded seven previous US recessions has flipped - what does this mean?
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14 Aug 2:31pm Police hunt taxi driver who knocked passenger unconscious by 'braking excessively'
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Driver seen dragging passenger out of cab and dumping him on street following alleged assault
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14 Aug 1:23pm Victims of stalking and domestic abuse could be able to appeal 'lenient' prison sentences
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Anti-domestic violence campaigners claim new rules amount to 'tweaking at the edges' of current system
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14 Aug 1:05pm London teenage girls used by gang to flood Welsh town with drugs, court hears
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Three members of 'county lines' gang jailed after girls found with drugs and weapons in house
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14 Aug 12:19pm Ohio State University has filed a trademark application for the word 'The'
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University officially goes by the name 'The Ohio State University'
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14 Aug 11:30am Ohio gunman's family posts obituary for shooter praising him as 'funny' and 'articulate'
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Obituary makes no mention of slain sister, or other eight victims of Dayton shooting
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14 Aug 11:24am Would you pay to get lost as a castaway in Papua New Guinea?
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Ready to strip himself of anything, and everything, remotely connected to the 21st century, Safi Thind travels to a derelict island for five days, and uncovers more secrets – and ghosts – than he bargained for
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14 Aug 10:33am Greta Thunberg sets sail from UK on two-week journey aboard high-tech yacht to reach climate summits
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Boat uses solar panels and underwater turbines to generate zero-carbon electricity on board
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14 Aug 10:12am Ghislaine Maxwell: Jeffrey Epstein's estate, staffers and confidante face new lawsuit
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Disgraced financier's confidant and staff 'conspired with each other to make possible and otherwise facilitate the sexual abuse and rape'
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14 Aug 10:04am City considering publishing names of all married men 'to protect single women'
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'Many women from Dar-es-Salaam region have been deceived many times, and they have had enough,' commissioner says
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14 Aug 9:34am Scientists find way to distinguish male sperm from female, which may allow couples to choose IVF boy or girl
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Using this technique scientists could produce mice litters that were 90 per cent male
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14 Aug 8:34am Europe has space for enough wind turbines to power the entire world, study finds
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Europe could create 100 times the energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms
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14 Aug 8:09am ASAP Rocky guilty: Rapper convicted of assault and ordered to pay damages to victim
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A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and has beeen given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay damages to his victim.
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14 Aug 7:34am Brexit: Hospitals 'told to start charging millions of EU patients for NHS care as soon as UK crashes out of bloc'
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Directive means two million people will suddenly live in a state where access to care depends on ability to pay
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14 Aug 7:33am British men arrested in Australia and New Zealand after £50m MDMA and crystal meth drug haul
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Pure drug crystals could have been used to make up to 12 million ecstasy capsules, police say
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14 Aug 7:25am Jailed Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul 'offered release in return for denying torture on video'
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Women's rights campaigner told parents she was held in solitary confinement, beaten, waterboarded, given electric shocks, sexually harassed and threatened with rape and murder
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14 Aug 7:18am Boris Johnson admits chance of no-deal Brexit is now no longer 'a million to one'
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Accusing rebel MPs and EU of 'a terrible collaboration', prime minister admits: 'The longer that goes on, the more likely it is of course that we will be forced to leave with a no-deal Brexit'
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14 Aug 7:11am NHS boss suspended on full £185k pay in Rotherham gets new job in Devon – and is suspended on full £300k pay
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Second time in five years George Thomson kept NHS wages while absent during investigation
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14 Aug 6:35am Isis leader's jihadi pledge repeatedly drowned out by squawking bird
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Footage released by Al-Qaeda after overrunning rival terror group's camp
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14 Aug 6:29am How Godfather character Fredo became an insult used by Trump
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'Italians have a history in this country that includes a lot of oppression and derision'
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14 Aug 6:02am London house prices flat or falling for 16th straight month as Brexit uncertainty drags property market
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Property prices in the capital dropped 2.7 per cent in the year to June
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14 Aug 6:01am Brexit: Ministers to spend £300m to bring in emergency food and medicine supplies after no-deal
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'Invitation to tender' issued in a beefed-up version of Chris Grayling's failed contracts with ferry companies, which ended in humiliation
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14 Aug 5:02am British-Iranian academic arrested in Iran amid tanker row
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Prosecutors have not given any reason for his arrest
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14 Aug 4:40am UK inflation leaps to 2.1 per cent in shock rise
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Analysts say pound's depreciation is likely to keep inflation above Bank of England's 2 per cent target in 2020
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14 Aug 4:30am Inside Kashmir: Over 1,300 arrested as embattled citizens describe 'occupation' by Indian forces - 'it seems this place no longer belongs to me'
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India says withdrawal of Kashmir's autonomy will bring economic prosperity to region, and announces an 'investors' summit' for October in Srinagar
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14 Aug 4:01am Bus driver suspended for refusing to drive with gay pride colours because they 'promoted homosexuality'
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'I was standing with two other women and we kind of thought he was joking,' passenger says
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14 Aug 3:31am China's information war is trying to turn its citizens against Hong Kong protesters
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China has manipulated the context of images and videos to undermine the protesters
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14 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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14 Aug 12:45am Eco campaigners plan mass civil disobedience to demand ministers lead vegan drive
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Animal Rebellion members will use disruption to urge government to fight climate crisis by supporting switch away from meat and dairy production
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14 Aug 12:26am Homeless person dying every 19 hours in UK, figures show
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At least 235 deaths recorded in last six months as campaigners call for urgent action
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14 Aug 12:25am Half of UK children can't identify stinging nettles, study finds
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Nearly half of children do not know what brambles, blackberries and bluebells look like
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13 Aug 7:11pm A-level results day: Labour will scrap university offers based on predicted grades
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Giving out degree places on teachers' predictions is 'unfair', shadow education secretary says
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