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15 Jan 6:28pm China carrying out 'most intense attack ever' on global human rights, warns group
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Human Rights Watch chief blames perfect storm of issues - including Trump and Brexit - for Beijing's degradation of rights
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15 Jan 5:58pm Brazil rainforest deforestation soared 85% in 2019
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Experts warns 2020 logging exercises could be 'worse than last year unless something really big happens in the next two or three months
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15 Jan 5:55pm Trump impeachment: What has happened so far – and what comes next
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The Senate will convene as a "court of impeachment" presided over by the Chief Justice of the United States, perhaps as soon as next week
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15 Jan 5:32pm 'Humans have overrun the world,' says David Attenborough in new film
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'I've had the most extraordinary life - It is only now that I appreciate how extraordinary' Sir David says
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15 Jan 5:27pm Jeffrey Epstein: New lawsuit alleges financier trafficked young girls to secluded private island as recently as 2018
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Convicted sex offender kept a computerised database of women and girls, lawsuit says
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15 Jan 5:10pm Leamington Spa stabbing: Man arrested after one killed in double knife attack
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Witness describes man 'dripping with blood' yelling 'he tried to kill me'
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15 Jan 4:49pm British government condemned for offering to repatriate children from Syrian Isis camp but not their mother
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Mehak Aslam would have to give up children in order for them to be repatriated to Britain
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15 Jan 4:42pm 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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15 Jan 4:10pm Lisa Nandy is sharp, articulate, charismatic and clever. Of course the Labour Party members aren't going to vote for her
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The membership doesn't want a capable leader like this. How could they then blame their problems on everyone else?
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15 Jan 3:40pm NHS hospitals need to appoint medical examiners now or risk mistakes such as Mid Staffs happening again
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Patient-safety campaigners who lost loved ones due to poor care are fighting for medical examiners to stop other families experiencing what they have suffered
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15 Jan 3:37pm Brexit: Government scheme for EU nationals living in UK risks creating 'this generation's Windrush', charity warns
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Warning of 'ticking timebomb' if businesses do not help EU staff claim their right to remain
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15 Jan 3:36pm Key measures to stop next Harold Shipman ignored by hospitals, Jeremy Hunt warns
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Exclusive: Many NHS trusts yet to fill medical examiner posts as deadline approaches despite pilot schemes covering 27,000 deaths since 2008 finding that one in four hospital death certificates were inaccurate and one in five causes of death were wrong
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15 Jan 12:34pm Teacher asks students to 'identify rapist' on homework assignment, prompting investigation
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Texas school district says question is not part of 'approved curriculum'
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15 Jan 12:34pm Brexit: European Parliament has 'grave concerns' about Home Office EU citizen settlement scheme
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MEPs says citizens could face discrimination because of lack of protections and certainty
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15 Jan 8:57am Sharon Beshenivsky: Suspect in 2005 murder of police officer arrested in Pakistan
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Piran Ditta Khan detained after spending 14 years at large
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15 Jan 8:47am Russian PM resigns in shock move as Putin announces dramatic constitutional shake-up
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Once considered favourite to succeed Putin, Dmitry Medvedev is demoted from frontline politics
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15 Jan 8:22am Democratic debate: Warren appears to snub Sanders' handshake after their feud
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The two progressive candidates lead polls less than three weeks before nomination process begins
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15 Jan 7:33am Newborn baby 'mauled to death' in operating theatre by stray dogs
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Hospital claims baby was stillborn, but police and family say child was alive and just hours old when animals entered an open window
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15 Jan 7:21am Australia wildfires: Storms to bring relief but threaten flash flooding and landslides in burnt-out areas
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'Much-needed' rainfall could help extinguish blazes but burnt-out areas at risk of landslides
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15 Jan 4:27am Thieves steal up to 60 koi carp from pond
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Depending on size, age, markings and lineage, koi carp can be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds
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15 Jan 3:44am Climate emergency: 'Carry on flying,' insists health secretary - denying sacrifices necessary to save planet
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Matt Hancock says electric planes will cut carbon emissions – then admits he has no idea when they can be brought in
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15 Jan 3:33am What my father taught me about Biafra and my heritage
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'Biafra is a dream that haunts me – it was a dream that was on the cusp of being realised and yet failed so painfully,' recalls Ije Ajibade, telling the story of injustice that has shaped her life
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15 Jan 2:20am Meghan Markle's father 'could give evidence against her' in newspaper legal case
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Mail on Sunday reveals Thomas Markle is key witness for defence
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15 Jan 12:27am Man requests 'trial by combat' sword fight with ex-wife to settle legal dispute
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He first asks for a delay so he can acquire a samurai sword
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14 Jan 7:12pm Mid Staffs scandal: 10 years on, inquiry chair worries NHS staff too scared to speak up
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Exclusive: Next month marks 10 years since the first official report by Sir Robert Francis into the poor care at the trust
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14 Jan 7:02pm Lack of transparency on patient complaints risks confidence in the NHS, warns Mid Staffs inquiry chair
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Healthwatch England found just 12 per cent of NHS trusts were complying with existing rules on patient grievances
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