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20 Jan 6:04pm Virginia rally: Gun rights protesters warn of 'chaos' if Democrats push for further firearms reform
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Gun-toting activists refuse to comply with new laws while demanding four more years of president
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20 Jan 6:03pm Will the Senate impeach Trump? What has happened so far – and what comes next
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Senate embarks on third impeachment trial in US history
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20 Jan 5:53pm Bill Clinton impeachment: Why was the former president impeached and what did the Senate do?
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Clinton's own lawyers said his actions were 'morally reprehensible' but not impeachable
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20 Jan 5:06pm Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Palace denies Queen considered stripping couple of 'Duke and Duchess of Sussex' titles
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A report claims removal of dukedom 'was seriously considered and discussed at the highest level'
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20 Jan 4:41pm Migrant caravan: Clashes on Mexico-Guatemala border as over 1,000 immigrants march to US
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Violence breaks out as Mexico denies entry to US-bound migrants after pressure from Trump
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20 Jan 3:59pm Meghan Markle: Palace 'reconsidering Duchess of Sussex title over punctuation confusion'
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Style of title taken on by Prince Harry's wife also used by women who divorced royal men, like Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson
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20 Jan 3:17pm Memphis police hunt suspect over death of 10-year-old boy
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Youngster found in critical condition and dies in hospital
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20 Jan 2:54pm Brexit: Boris Johnson suffers triple defeat in Lords as peers vote against plans to allow lower courts to overrule EU law
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Peers also voted to provide EU citizens with physical proof of their right to stay in UK
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20 Jan 2:37pm HS2: All the other things you could do with £106bn
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How does the cost of the controversial rail project compare to the cost of Brexit, funding the royal family, or renewing Britain's nuclear arsenal?
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20 Jan 2:01pm Mr Stop Brexit 'attacked by anti-Remain protesters'
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'They're not real Brexiteers or leavers,' says anti-Brexit campaigner of his alleged assailants
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20 Jan 1:18pm Trophy hunting fuels 'colonial race and slave injustice', MPs warned as they consider imports ban
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Exclusive: Practice perpetuates apartheid-era inequalities, with black workers exploited in low-paid jobs, economist says
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20 Jan 1:17pm Forty seconds is more than long enough for Labour to be honest with itself. The problem is that it doesn't want to be
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The party's leadership candidates have complained that the hustings format doesn't work, but the contest only boils down to one question. Does the party want to accept reality?
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20 Jan 12:57pm Woman avoids jail after washing up on Jersey with children in dinghy after years on the run
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She had evaded capture in England, France, the Netherlands and the Middle East, police say
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20 Jan 12:38pm Keir Starmer nominated for Labour leadership by Usdaw union in major blow to Jess Phillips
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Shadow Brexit secretary is first hopeful to make it onto final ballot paper in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
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20 Jan 12:31pm Home Office lawyers routinely deploying 'legally unsound' arguments in court, say immigration solicitors
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Presenting officers have 'little or no knowledge of applicable law', immigrations solicitors say
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20 Jan 12:31pm UK government plan to ditch EU regulations means British firms could be locked out, Brussels warns
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Tariff and quota free access sought by UK dependent on signing up to 'level playingfield'
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20 Jan 12:12pm Boris Johnson accused of leaving UK 'staring down barrel of no-deal Brexit' over future trade agreements
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Prime minister set to deliver major address on vision for UK's post-Brexit future – without using the word Brexit
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20 Jan 12:05pm One in three poorest girls across the world has never been to school
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Education should be 'universal right' not a luxury for richest nations, minister says
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20 Jan 11:50am Breakthrough discovery could lead to 'one-size-fits-all' cancer treatment
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New type of T-Cells can recognise and kill most types of cancer
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20 Jan 11:44am Boris Johnson defeated in House of Lords as peers vote for EU citizens to be given physical proof of right to stay in UK after Brexit
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EU residents fear discrimination by employers, landlords and the state - 'another Windrush' - without documents making clear their rights
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20 Jan 11:30am Labour leadership: Jess Phillips says party must celebrate immigration and not 'appease' right-wing critics
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"Why, when we're asked whether immigration is too high, do Labour politicians so often fumble their response? Let's say what we think - no, it isn't'
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20 Jan 11:15am UK weather: Highest air pressure recorded in six decades
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Highest reading since January 1957 documented in Swansea
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20 Jan 10:57am Two men make earth 'sandwich' at opposite ends of the globe
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'I somehow made it geekier,' said Etienne Naude
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20 Jan 10:56am China coronavirus: Beijing confirms human-to-human transmission of deadly virus
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Confirmation of person to person spread comes as Xi Jinping warns illness 'must be taken seriously'
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20 Jan 10:49am Philip Hammond blocked 10-year plan for social care as chancellor, says former health secretary
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'The political pressure is never as great for social care funding but the reality is additional NHS funding will be wasted if we don't sort out social care,' Jeremy Hunt says
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20 Jan 10:37am Elephant found wandering around five-star hotel in Sri Lanka
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Natta Kota, a male Asian bull elephant, regularly roams around corridors of Jetwing Yala hotel
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20 Jan 10:37am Norway populist party quits government over return of suspected 'Isis bride' to country
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'There have been too many compromises,' Progress Party leader claims
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20 Jan 10:35am 'They were like my kids': Police chief pays tribute to officers killed in Hawaii
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Honolulu authorities say 69-year-old suspect set fire to homes after shooting at responders
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20 Jan 10:29am Harry Dunn family calls on UN to review 'outdated' diplomatic immunity rules
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Family of teenage motorcyclist killed in crash seek changes to rules on the protection of diplomats and their families
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20 Jan 10:07am Gun violence: Three nightclub shootings across the US in one night
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Multiple unrelated attacks across the US leave at least three people dead and many more injured
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20 Jan 10:02am Rising inequality risks leading to new financial disaster, warns IMF chief
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Current trends can lead to 'system that serves itself as much as it serves others'
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20 Jan 9:48am Australia wildfires: Hundreds of koalas being treated as animals spotted 'curled up and shut down' across fire-ravaged region
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'It is not normal to see so many on the ground relatively limp and lifeless,' says animal charity
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20 Jan 9:30am 20 pledges for 2020: If I'm giving up fast fashion, Love Island should too
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I've decided to give up fast fashion for 2020. That means no popping into M&S for pants. No rummaging through Primark for socks. And certainly no scrambling through Topshop for a last-minute party dress​, writes Olivia Petter
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20 Jan 9:09am Bernie Sanders says gender is 'obstacle' for women in politics following Elizabeth Warren row
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In radio interview, Vermont Senator says: 'The world has changed, and to those people who think that a woman cannot be elected, you're dead wrong'
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20 Jan 9:00am Puerto Rico governor fires more cabinet ministers after Hurricane Maria supplies discovered
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'There have been actions by government officials that have been completely unacceptable,' says Wanda Vazquez
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20 Jan 8:59am Martin Luther King Jr: 50 quotes from the civil rights leader who inspired a nation
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His final words were to ask for a beautiful song to be played the evening of his death
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20 Jan 8:56am Parkside Medical Centre: 'Serious incident' after eight patients and staff attacked
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Police arrest man on suspicion of multiple assaults after incident at doctors' surgery
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20 Jan 8:56am Pro-Brexit Wetherspoons chief introduces 'friendship' discounts on European drinks to celebrate leaving EU
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Tim Martin has been one of the few business leaders to vocally back leaving EU
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20 Jan 8:55am Watch Martin Luther King's iconic 'I Have A Dream' speech
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Martin Luther King delivered his iconic I Have A Dream speech on August 28th 1963 at a civil rights rally in Washington DC that was officially known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
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20 Jan 8:49am 'No matter what, we will be there': How climate campaigners are trying to win over the business elite at Davos 2020
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Greta Thunberg and other prominent activists will address the forum – while others are keeping their protests outside the Swiss resort, writes Isabella Kaminski
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20 Jan 8:44am Most people think capitalism 'doing more harm than good', says global survey ahead of Davos summit
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Poll of 34,000 people shows trust in economic system has collapsed in rich countries
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20 Jan 8:31am Boris Johnson urged to stop UK aid for fossil fuel projects after announcing ban on coal funding
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Prime minister tells Africa summit UK is ending support for coal mines and power plants, but will keep supporting 'green' oil and gas
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20 Jan 8:29am China coronavirus: British tourist believed to have contracted Sars-like virus as infection cases increase
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Ashley Shorley was 'two days from death' after catching illness while backpacking in Thailand
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20 Jan 8:08am UK economic growth depends on 'orderly exit' from EU, warns IMF
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Rise of 1.4 per cent predicted for 2020, if things go smoothly
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20 Jan 7:54am Gibraltar considers joining EU's Schengen open borders area to ease damage from Brexit
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Chief minister Fabian Picardo says it did not 'make sense' for the territory to be cut off
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20 Jan 7:29am Most black and minority ethnic teachers say they face covert racism in schools
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School staff described as 'oversensitive' when challenging unacceptable language at work
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20 Jan 7:21am Japan to form space defence unit to counter threats against satellites
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New unit will work closely with recently launched American counterpart
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20 Jan 7:11am Many involved in mass jail breakout of 75 prisoners who 'walked out of main gate'
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Insider help suspected as inmates escape Paraguayan prison close to Brazil
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20 Jan 7:01am Is South African Airways on the brink of collapse?
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Ailing carrier thought to be losing around £15 for every passenger flown
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20 Jan 6:45am Pig forced to bungee jump by Chinese theme park and then sent to slaughterhouse
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Squeals can be heard from the pig as it plunged down, accompanied by laughter and cheering from a crowd
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20 Jan 6:33am Iran tensions: Tehran warns it will leave global nuclear weapons treaty if referred to UN
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Move comes in response to UK, France and Germany triggering nuclear deal dispute clause
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20 Jan 6:28am Iran tensions: Tehran warns it will leave global nuclear weapons treaty
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Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that the country would leave the five-decade international treaty that prevents that spread of atomic weapons if its alleged violations of the 2015 nuclear deal were brought before the United Nations Security Council.
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20 Jan 6:20am Sarah Montague: Presenter reveals £400k equal pay settlement with BBC
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Broadcaster apologised for underpaying presenter 'for so many years', she says
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20 Jan 6:16am Labour leadership: Deadline for voter registration looms, as new poll puts Starmer ahead of Long-Bailey
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New YouGov poll says 63 per cent of Labour members would back shadow Brexit secretary in final round
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20 Jan 5:59am Trump promotes bizarre claim that 9/11 attackers were treated better than him
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All 19 terrorists died during attack, with several plotters serving life sentences and subjected to torture
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20 Jan 5:57am New sleeper train now lets UK rail passengers travel to Vienna with just one change
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Austrian state railway ÖBB launches new service to Brussels, with connections to Eurostar
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20 Jan 5:40am HS2 poses a real danger to the government that could do more for its opponents than the North's economy
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An official report reportedly warns that the second phase of the project could see the costs surging well above £100bn
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20 Jan 5:23am Arjun Singh: Murder probe after student attacked near pub in Nottingham
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Police hunting for two men who fled on foot after assault
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20 Jan 4:45am Australia weather: Huge dust storms descend on New South Wales as wildfires continue
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'Next time they forecast a storm, I'll know just to assume dust storm,' says resident
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20 Jan 4:32am Flybe collapse could close Southampton and Belfast airports, says MP
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Exclusive: 'Although there would be significant and potentially ongoing disruption, Southampton airport wouldn't close without Flybe' – airport spokesman
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20 Jan 4:13am HS2 costs could swell to £106bn, warns review
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Spending on rail project currently running at £100 per second
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20 Jan 4:12am Three-year-old boy dies in caravan fire
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Child's four-year-old sibling, who escaped with father, left in critical condition in hospital
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20 Jan 4:06am Labour leadership: Jess Phillips admits she 'probably won't win' after 'awful' first hustings
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Centrist candidate needs backing of shopworkers' union Usdaw later on Monday - or her bid could be doomed
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20 Jan 4:05am Five dead after boiling water floods Russian hotel room
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Investigators open criminal case after incident at Mini Hotel Caramel in Perm
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20 Jan 3:46am Ilford triple stabbing: Two men arrested after three killed in London
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Police still investigating motive but have ruled out terrorism
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20 Jan 3:03am Kansas City mass shooting: One killed and 15 injured in attack at nightclub
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A gunman has opened fire outside a US nightclub, killing at least one person and injuring 15, according to local media reports.
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20 Jan 2:38am World's 22 richest men have more wealth than all women in Africa, says Oxfam
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More than 12 billion hours of unpaid work contributed each day by female carers, charity says in annual inequality report
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20 Jan 2:13am UK housing market: asking prices see record hike after election released 'pent-up demand'
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A report by Rightmove adds to evidence that the election result has evoked renewed optimism
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20 Jan 2:01am Cervical cancer 'could be eliminated' by vaccine and improved screening
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NHS completes rollout of new testing method for human papilloma virus
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20 Jan 2:00am EU nationals who cannot prove 'settled status' being wrongly denied basic rights, report finds
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One in 10 Europeans in Britain have been wrongly told to provide proof of settlement despite it not being requirement until after Brexit, research suggests
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19 Jan 8:19pm Ilford stabbing: Three men found dead in Seven Kings, northeast London
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Triple murder investigation comes just days after figures showed knife crime at highest level in a decade
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19 Jan 7:41pm China logs 139 new coronavirus cases amid reports of third death
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Illness has spread beyond Wuhan, the city where outbreak originated, officials say
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19 Jan 7:07pm Twice as many prisoners developing drug problems as five years ago, figures show
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More than one in seven inmates becoming addicted to illicit substances as campaigners say Boris Johnson's plans for tougher sentencing could 'heap further pressure' on system
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