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14 Jan 6:46pm Plane dumps fuel over school in emergency landing to LAX
BBC
At least 17 children are being treated after the aircraft released fuel over two playgrounds.
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14 Jan 6:37pm Trump impeachment: Giuliani 'acted with president's consent' while pushing for Ukraine meeting, new evidence suggests
The Independent
Papers reveal fresh details on impeachment case days before Senate trial is expected to begin
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14 Jan 5:22pm Iran plane downing: Person who filmed video arrested
BBC
The person detained is believed to be facing charges relating to national security.
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14 Jan 4:04pm Flybe: Government strikes a deal to rescue troubled airline
BBC
The airline’s investors will put more money in while the government will review air passenger tax.
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14 Jan 3:38pm Momentum faces backlash over 'ludicrous' Labour leadership ballot of members
The Independent
Organisation asks members to endorse Rebecca Long-Bailey in 'confirmatory ballot'
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14 Jan 1:23pm Bus driver arrested after seven-year-old boy dies in crash
The Independent
Primary school pays tribute to 'lovely' pupil following collision in Monmouth
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14 Jan 1:07pm Trump impeachment: As Senate trial looms, president's schedule makes him a background player
The Independent
Trump may be limiting public engagements — but he's tweeting more than ever
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14 Jan 12:43pm EU confirms there will be border checks inside UK under Brexit deal, contradicting Boris Johnson's false claim
The Independent
Michel Barnier says there will be 'checks and controls' on GB-NI trade after keeping quiet during election campaign
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14 Jan 12:36pm Man charged with killing wife in 1990 cleared hours before his trial after his friend 'confesses'
The Independent
Prosecutors say Alabama man Jeff Beasley admitted to killing Tracy Harris
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14 Jan 12:13pm Saudi Arabia executed record number of people in 2019, human rights group says
The Independent
Increase in executions follows crown prince's 2018 pledge to 'minimise' use of death penalty
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14 Jan 12:02pm Iran nuclear deal: European powers trigger dispute mechanism
BBC
Fears for the future of the accord grow as the UK, France and Germany complain of Iranian breaches.
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14 Jan 11:58am Brexit: Boris Johnson condemned by peers over plans to let courts overrule EU law ahead of Lords clash
The Independent
Report warn PM's plan would cause 'significant legal uncertainty' as peers prepare for Brexit battle
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14 Jan 11:32am EU unveils plan to dedicate a quarter of its budget fighting climate change with €1 trillion 'green deal'
The Independent
Brussels also plans 'Just Transition Mechanism' to regenerate coal mining and oil regions after transition
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14 Jan 11:28am Boris Johnson is boycotting the difficult interviews – but even the 'easy' ones are an embarrassment
The Independent
That expanding half second on BBC Breakfast was the kind of thing movie script writers call a 'beat.' An immeasurable moment in time, in which the cacophonic whirring of the prime minister's brain seemed loud enough to down an aeroplane
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14 Jan 10:38am Deliveroo driver murder suspect may have fled to Austria after road rage attack, police say
The Independent
Detectives fear suspected killer may have left country on morning after killing
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14 Jan 10:37am Mother urges schools to stop forcing boys to cut long hair as it is 'discriminatory'
The Independent
'It does affect a lot of boys of colour. It is more of a cultural thing,' parent says
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14 Jan 9:32am Last English county without McDonalds prepares for controversial vote on Golden Arches
The Independent
Duchess of Rutland says local branch should sell 'pheasant nuggets'
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14 Jan 9:30am Female apprentices face gender pay gap and are more likely to be illegally underpaid, study finds
The Independent
'Some of the tutors would laugh and ask 'have you ever heard of a female engineer?'' says apprentice
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14 Jan 9:10am Russia 'hacked Ukrainian energy company' at centre of Trump impeachment scandal
The Independent
Company linked to Joe Biden who polls suggest is best placed to beat Donald Trump in 2020
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14 Jan 8:10am 20 pledges for 2020: This must be the year when businesses step up to tackle the climate crisis
The Independent
Many of my colleagues have made commendable pledges this year to tackle the climate crisis.
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14 Jan 8:00am Police officers filmed punching and kicking suspect after he voluntarily lies on ground during arrest
The Independent
Lancashire Police referred itself to independent conduct watchdog over incident
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14 Jan 7:50am Taal volcano: Fears of imminent 'explosive eruption' as new cracks spotted in surface
The Independent
'It doesn't mean that just because surface activity weakened, the danger has eased,' expert warns
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14 Jan 7:49am Jerusalem rabbi arrested for 'holding dozens of women and children in slavery'
The Independent
Police say suspect is accused of running cult-like group and stealing money from victims
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14 Jan 7:48am Dominic Chappell: Former BHS owner ordered to pay £9.5m into pension schemes
The Independent
Watchdog says decision means the BHS pensions scandal 'coming to a close', nearly four years after retailer hit the wall
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14 Jan 7:34am Mystery of £26,000 bundles left around former mining village solved
The Independent
Good Samaritans with 'emotional connection' to Blackhall Colliery come forward as generous donors
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14 Jan 6:41am UK, France and Germany trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute action, paving way for possible UN sanctions
The Independent
Move comes after Boris Johnson said agreement should be scrapped and replaced with a better 'Trump deal'
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14 Jan 6:38am Boris Johnson rejects Nicola Sturgeon call for Scotland to hold second independence referendum
The Independent
'Another independence referendum would continue the political stagnation that Scotland has seen for the last decade,' PM says
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14 Jan 6:17am Richard Jewell: The true story behind 1996 Olympic bombing and the 'character assassination' of a man who saved lives
The Independent
Man who alerted authorities to bomb felt cloud of suspicion hanging over him for rest of his life
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14 Jan 5:55am Online gamblers will no longer be allowed to use credit cards for betting
The Independent
Campaigners welcome ban but say new gambling act is needed to protect vulnerable punters
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14 Jan 5:51am Iran makes arrests and says special court will investigate plane crash
The Independent
All 176 passengers and crew died after Iranian forces shot down Boeing 737-800
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14 Jan 5:43am US citizen dies after being held in Egyptian prison for six years: 'Trump gave a green light to this regime'
The Independent
'Like thousands of the country's political prisoners, he should've never been detained,' says US Senator
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14 Jan 5:37am Australia wildfires: 'You can't walk 10 metres without coming across another carcass,' says animal charity
The Independent
Scenes on Kangaroo Island 'nothing short of apocalyptic', says Humane Society International
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14 Jan 5:30am Boris Johnson says government could crowdfund £500,000 so Big Ben can bong for Brexit
The Independent
'We are working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong,' prime minister says
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14 Jan 5:23am Man hit by tram had £10 stolen from his pocket as he lay dying
The Independent
CCTV shows father stepping back into vehicle's path as serial offender 'lunges' for his pocket
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14 Jan 5:19am Australia wildfires will be 'normal' if world warms 3C, warns Met Office
The Independent
'Conditions that are happening now, they won't go away,' said scientists
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14 Jan 5:02am More than 3 million adults in England and Wales were victims of child sexual abuse, new figures show
The Independent
More than 3 million adults in England and Wales were victims of child sexual abuse, new figures show.
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14 Jan 4:50am Boris Johnson says Iran nuclear pact should be replaced with 'Trump deal'
The Independent
'Let's replace it with the Trump deal. That's what we need to see – President Trump is a great deal maker'
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14 Jan 4:33am Flybe tax cut proposal branded 'disaster for the environment' by green groups
The Independent
Government discussing reduction in Air Passenger Duty for domestic flights
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14 Jan 4:03am Boris Johnson admits solution to social care crisis could still be five years away
The Independent
Prime minister backtracks on pre-election claim to have ready-to-go rescue package - and warns action could take a full parliament to deliver
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14 Jan 3:50am Flybe urges government to consider air passenger duty tax cut to keep airline flying
The Independent
Air Passenger Duty reduction could trigger switch from trains to planes
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14 Jan 2:35am Gambling on credit cards to be banned
BBC
The ban, which starts on 14 April, comes after reviews of the industry by the commission and the government.
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14 Jan 2:32am Coughing fit forces player out of Australian Open qualifying amid air quality concerns
BBC
Dalila Jakupovic is forced to retire from Australian Open qualifying after struggling to breathe because of poor air quality in Melbourne.
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14 Jan 2:24am 'Heartbreaking': Parents of autistic children face waits of up to three years for diagnosis and support, charity warns
The Independent
'It overtakes your life. You shouldn't have to be fighting for it,' mother-of-two says
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14 Jan 2:24am Prison with 'worst conditions ever' sees dramatic improvement after population slashed by nearly half
The Independent
Campaigners welcome improvements but raise concern that 'moving men from one struggling prison to another does not address the issues in the system as a whole; it merely causes pressure to build elsewhere'
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14 Jan 2:20am Flybe: UK air passenger duty cut considered to save airline
BBC
The levy on all domestic flights could be reduced to allow the troubled airline to defer a tax bill.
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14 Jan 2:06am Snow, ice and more gales to follow Storm Brendan
BBC
The Met Office has issued two fresh yellow weather warnings affecting many parts of Scotland.
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14 Jan 1:44am Case of mystery Sars-like illness found outside China for the first time
The Guardian
WHO is working with Thai officials after woman who travelled from China is hospitalised with new strain of coronavirus Health authorities have confirmed that a woman travelling from China to Thailand has been infected with a new strain of the coronavirus linked to a worrying outbreak in Wuhan. The World Health Organisation said on Monday it was working with Thai officials after the case was identified and the woman hospitalised on 8 January, marking the first case the mystery illness has been detected outside China.
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14 Jan 1:22am NBA: Paul George, Chris Paul & John Collins in plays of the week
BBC
Paul George hits a shot that goes over the backboard and the clock for the Brooklyn Nets in one of the NBA plays of the week.
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14 Jan 1:00am So long, salt and vinegar: how crisp flavours went from simple to sensational
The Guardian
It was five decades after crisps were invented that flavouring was applied: cheese and onion. Now you can buy varieties from bratwurst to spiced cola. But what inspired this explosion? When she was a little girl in Essex in the 50s, Linda Miller would go over to her neighbour Barbara’s house every Friday night and together they would sit on the front step eating crisps. There was only one flavour widely available back then – Smith’s plain potato crisps, which came with a small blue sachet of salt that could be sprinkled over them. One Friday night, the two friends struck upon an idea. “We thought we’d invented a new crisp,” says 68-year-old Miller. Inspired by their weekly fish and chip takeaway, the pair “saturated” their plain crisps with a bottle of vinegar. “It was lovely, lovely – very tasty,” Miller says. “When salt and vinegar crisps came out, I remember thinking: ‘They’re not as good as what we do.’” Crisps were first mass-produced in the early 20th century, but the first flavoured crisp was released only in the late 50s, after Joe “Spud” Murphy, the owner of the Irish company Tayto, developed a technique to add cheese and onion seasoning during production. Salt and vinegar crisps were
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14 Jan 12:32am China sinkhole: Six killed as ground swallows bus
BBC
CCTV shows an explosion after the bus and bystanders fell into a hole that opened up at a bus stop.
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14 Jan 12:00am Belgian doctors go on trial for murder for helping woman end life
The Guardian
Medics accused of poisoning Tine Nys, 38, in country’s first euthanasia criminal case Three Belgian doctors go on trial for murder on Tuesday for helping a woman end her life in the country’s first criminal case concerning euthanasia. The doctors, whose names have not been made public, are accused of unlawfully poisoning 38-year-old Tine Nys on 27 April 2010. Prosecutors say Nys did not fulfil the conditions under Belgian law to be euthanised.
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13 Jan 11:57pm Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman resigns in shock announcement
The Guardian
Liberal who has been state’s leader since 2014 says he wants to spend more time with his family The Tasmanian premier, Will Hodgman, has announced he will resign from politics to spend more time with his family, in a shock announcement on Tuesday afternoon. Hodgman, who has been premier since 2014, said he believed now was the “right time to allow for new leadership”.
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13 Jan 11:17pm At least six dead after huge sinkhole in China swallows bus and pedestrians
The Guardian
Footage on state TV shows the vehicle disappearing inside the sinkhole in the city of Xining as people run away An enormous sinkhole has swallowed a bus and pedestrians in China, killing six people and leaving 10 missing. Footage on state media showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road, as the bus – jutting into the air – sank.
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13 Jan 11:03pm Harry and Meghan: Much to discuss on move, says Canadian PM Trudeau
BBC
Justin Trudeau says his government has not yet been involved in talks about Harry and Meghan's plans.
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13 Jan 8:57pm Cathy Come Home: The TV drama that put homelessness on the map
BBC
The producer of the groundbreaking Cathy Come Home, Tony Garnett, has died but its legacy continues.
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13 Jan 8:56pm Warren says Sanders told her no woman could beat Trump in 2020
The Guardian
Sanders has called reports of his remarks ‘ludicrous’ as tensions between campaigns surge ahead of first votes
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13 Jan 8:38pm Sheffield students paid to tackle racist language on campus
BBC
The students will be trained to tackle "subtle but offensive comments" on campus and in student housing.
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13 Jan 8:20pm NHS to trial 'pioneering' twice-yearly jab to lower high cholesterol
The Independent
Treatment could save 30,000 lives in next decade, says government
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13 Jan 8:18pm UK weather: Storm Brendan brings rain and 80mph gusts
BBC
Flights are diverted as a Met Office yellow weather warning is issued for parts of the UK.
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13 Jan 7:44pm Flybe: UK air passenger duty cut considered to save airline
BBC
Ministers could reduce the £13 charge applied to all domestic flights to secure the airline's future.
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13 Jan 7:44pm Probation officers 'failing to investigate if dangerous offenders released from prison are lying'
The Independent
Warning issued after London Bridge attack and Joseph McCann rapes committed by offenders being monitored
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13 Jan 7:38pm Why people use bots to buy limited edition trainers
BBC
The resale market of rare trainers has exploded with the use of computer bots, the BBC finds.
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13 Jan 7:32pm UK weather: Storm Brendan batters Britain with 80mph winds
The Independent
Wild weather set to sweep inland as gusts lead to power cuts on Ireland
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13 Jan 7:31pm Veganuary: The makers behind the vegan-friendly kilt
BBC
Kiltmakers are coming up with alternatives to leather and wool when making Scotland's national dress.
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13 Jan 7:03pm Plug-in and sail: Meet the electric ferry pioneers
BBC
Battery powered ferries are becoming bigger and are sailing further, but they are still expensive.
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13 Jan 7:01pm UK immigration rules are unworkable, says Law Commission
The Guardian
Government’s advisory body says simplifying badly drafted regulations would save £70m Immigration rules are “overly complex and unworkable” according to the Law Commission, which recommends simplifying them in order to save the government £70m over the next decade. The regulations have quadrupled in length since 2010 and are “comprehensively criticised for being poorly drafted”, says the body, which advises ministers on updating the law.
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13 Jan 7:01pm Oksana Masters: Paralympic champion on Chernobyl, Tokyo 2020 and upbringing in Ukraine
BBC
Oksana Masters was seven when her adoptive mother took her from Ukraine to the USA. This summer she will compete at her fifth Paralympics.
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