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12 Feb 6:14pm Boris Johnson's Caribbean holiday over New Year was £15,000 gift from Tory donor
The Independent
Carphone Warehouse tycoon paid for prime minister's break in St Vincent and the Grenadines
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12 Feb 6:11pm Jim Jordan: Key Trump ally was 'crying and begging' student wrestler to deny abuse cover-up, hearing told
The Independent
At least 177 athletes assaulted at Ohio State University by team doctor who took his own life
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12 Feb 5:42pm Fallon Sherrock to make Premier League Darts debut on Thursday
BBC
Fallon Sherrock will become the first female player to appear in the Premier League in Nottingham on Thursday.
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12 Feb 5:35pm Storm Ciara: Engineers complete Cumbria water pipe repairs
BBC
Millions of litres of water are being slowly put back into the system in Cumbria, United Utilities says.
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12 Feb 5:31pm Three dolphins found shot and killed off Florida coast
The Independent
The NOAA is offering $20,000 for information leading to the capture of the killers
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12 Feb 5:18pm Families sue to stop transgender girls competing in school sports
The Independent
They argue that allowing athletes with male anatomy to compete has deprived them of track titles and scholarship opportunities
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12 Feb 5:15pm Cabinet reshuffle: Ministers braced as Johnson mulls changes to top team
BBC
Boris Johnson is preparing to make the first big changes to his top team since his general election win.
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12 Feb 5:05pm Celtic open 10-point lead after thrashing Hearts
BBC
Celtic win their eighth game in a row since the winter break to stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 10 points.
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12 Feb 5:01pm Alice Dearing: The British swimmer breaking down barriers
BBC
Alice Dearing, 22, could make history by becoming the first black woman to represent Great Britain in swimming at the Olympics.
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12 Feb 5:01pm Malcolm X assassination: Prosecutors may reopen case following new information in Netflix documentary
The Independent
Series investigates the prosecution of three men in civil rights leader's 1965 murder
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12 Feb 4:51pm Fulham miss chance to move into top two in the Championship
BBC
Fulham miss the chance to move into the Championship's promotion places after being held to a draw at Millwall.
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12 Feb 4:51pm Reshuffle: Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson not to abolish aid department in shake-up of ministers
The Independent
Prime minister planning to 'blood' new generation of female Tory talent
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12 Feb 4:33pm Italy Salvini: Senate votes for far-right leader to face trial
BBC
Ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini loses his immunity and faces trial over holding migrants at sea.
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12 Feb 4:33pm Ivanka Trump's bid to empower women could be written into law
The Independent
First daughter says codifying her efforts are a 'long overdue goal' after launching women's empowerment initiative last year
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12 Feb 4:30pm England in South Africa: Tourists lose first Twenty20 by one run
BBC
England throw away the opportunity to defeat South Africa in the first Twenty20 international, losing a dramatic contest by one run in East London.
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12 Feb 4:26pm Luxury flat owners lose latest round of legal battle against Tate Modern viewpoint overlooking homes
The Independent
Residents told they can 'draw the blinds' to stop members of public viewing their flats
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12 Feb 4:05pm Met Police's first facial recognition deployment in London results in no arrests
The Independent
Campaigners call controversial technology 'shocking waste of police time and public money'
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12 Feb 4:04pm Secret Service ordered to reveal how much it has paid to Trump's private company
The Independent
Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform have demanded to see all documents relating to Secret Service accommodation and expenses at Trump properties
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12 Feb 4:02pm Australia wildfires: Over 100 species need 'urgent help' after habitats destroyed
The Independent
Koalas, platypuses and pygmy-possums among high-priority list
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12 Feb 3:57pm Coronavirus: Ninth case found in UK
BBC
A woman who flew into London from China is being treated at a hospital in central London.
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12 Feb 3:22pm Trump refuses to rule out pardoning Roger Stone as president accused of 'smear job'
The Independent
Senator Richard Blumenthal called on Attorney General William Barr to step down over Stone sentencing flap
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12 Feb 3:20pm Coronavirus: Ninth case found in UK
BBC
A woman who flew into London from China is being treated at a hospital in central London.
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12 Feb 3:14pm Coronavirus 'to take a foothold' in US warn experts
The Independent
Total of 13 cases currently confirmed in America
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12 Feb 3:06pm Toddler rescued from near-freezing conditions after wandering away from daycare
The Independent
'He was barely dressed, out there riding this little scooter in the middle of the street'
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12 Feb 2:43pm 'This is not the time to show weakness': Trump fights back against senators attempting to limit his powers on war with Iran
The Independent
Like other post-9/11 US presidents, Trump battles senators seeking to preserve what's left of lawmakers' war-making authority
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12 Feb 2:27pm Girl and father found dead after hiking may have been murder-suicide
The Independent
Father was in custody dispute with girl's mother and stepfather
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12 Feb 2:17pm MWC 2020: Smartphone showcase cancelled over coronavirus fears
BBC
The world's largest mobile industry showcase will not go ahead, organisers confirm.
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12 Feb 2:08pm We might be wrong about how Mars was made, scientists say
The Independent
The planet may have formed over a much longer time than we'd thought, researchers say – and in much more violent circumstances
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12 Feb 10:38am Andrew Yang: After quitting the presidential race, will he run for mayor of New York?
The Independent
For some, there are few jobs as appealing as chief executive of America's biggest city
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12 Feb 9:23am Coronavirus: 12 patients treated by two coronavirus GPs being traced
BBC
A British man linked to 11 cases of coronavirus has now recovered and returned home.
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12 Feb 9:15am Leaked photos of woman's brutal murder by partner sparks outrage in Mexico
The Independent
'Violence is never an act of love and love should never be used to absolve violence,' says campaigner
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12 Feb 8:53am Woman 'escapes after being held captive as sex slave for 31 years' in Venezuela
The Independent
Matias Salazar charged with sexual slavery, sexual violence and psychological violence
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12 Feb 8:12am Jeremy Corbyn praises Julian Assange and calls for extradition to US to be halted
The Independent
PM refuses to comment on looming case - but agrees extradition treaty between the two countries is 'unbalanced'
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12 Feb 7:47am Trump says Modi promised 'millions and millions' of people will greet him on first India trip
The Independent
State visit by Donald and Melania Trump to include Delhi and Modi's home state of Gujarat
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12 Feb 7:20am 'One rule for black boys and another for white boys': Corbyn condemns Boris Johnson hypocrisy over Jamaica deportation flights
The Independent
Labour leader accuses PM of trying to mislead public over seriousness of crimes committed by some of those sent to Caribbean
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12 Feb 6:45am Man charged with sex-trafficking college students after moving into daughter's dormitory and targeting her friends
The Independent
Lawrence Ray forced victims into prostitution, deprived them of food and sleep, and subjected them to gruelling 'interrogations'
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12 Feb 6:37am How Israel is 'bombing Gaza blind' with old intelligence
The Independent
Exclusive: Israeli servicemen say 'serious structural problems' mean 'masses of targets' are attacked without serious intelligence evaluations killing, maiming civilians
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12 Feb 5:15am British Airways launches Newquay flights in snub to Flybe
The Independent
BA is moving shortly after its regional rival moves out
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12 Feb 4:36am UK weather: Snow hits country before Storm Dennis brings blustery weekend
The Independent
Wednesday is still 'probably best day to venture outside', Met Office spokesperson says
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12 Feb 4:22am Father of three makes deathbed appeal for change in UK assisted dying laws
The Independent
Exclusive: 'All elements of life have slowly been taken away from me. Socialising, singing, eating, drinking, running, walking, playing guitar, working and driving. Life is no longer giving me enough pleasure for me to wish to continue'
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12 Feb 4:19am Meghan McCain slated by Bernie Sanders supporters for tweet questioning senator's health
The Independent
Daughter of former presidential candidate questioned Democratic candidate's fitness for office
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12 Feb 4:08am Rebecca Long-Bailey sparks Labour row after pledging to fight 'transphobic' women's groups
The Independent
Leadership contender under fire after backing campaign to expel party members for 'bigoted transphobic views'
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12 Feb 3:30am 'Letter bombs' explode at two postal depots in Netherlands
The Independent
Suspected letter bombs have caused explosions at two postal depots in the Netherlands, police have said.
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12 Feb 3:28am European and US stock markets hit record highs as coronavirus fears ebb – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Europe’s
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12 Feb 3:25am Coronavirus live updates: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news
The Guardian
New figures report 97 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. Follow all the developments here
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12 Feb 3:08am Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary ahead of Pete Buttigieg
BBC
The left-wing senator beat two moderate Democrats in the race to take on Trump, on a bad night for Joe Biden.
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12 Feb 3:05am UK weather: snow and ice hits Britain with Storm Dennis looming
The Guardian
Cumbria, Northumberland and Scotland brace for blizzards and travel disruption Snow and ice could cause travel disruption on Wednesday before Britain is struck by another burst of heavy rain and gales from Storm Dennis over the weekend. Cumbria, Northumberland and vast swathes of Scotland have been warned of “blizzard conditions” by the Met Office as snow showers combine with strong winds.
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12 Feb 2:44am Coronavirus: Chinese Grand Prix expected to be postponed over virus fears
BBC
The Chinese Grand Prix - due to take place in Shanghai on 19 April - is expected to be postponed due to coronavirus fears.
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12 Feb 2:35am Jussie Smollett faces six new charges
BBC
Police have accused the former Empire actor of staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself.
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12 Feb 2:35am Regulator Ofcom to have more powers over UK social media
BBC
Tech firms will need to ensure that illegal content is quickly removed from their platforms.
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12 Feb 2:33am Coronavirus: Chinese Grand Prix expected to be postponed over virus fears
BBC
The Chinese Grand Prix - due to take place in Shanghai on 19 April - is expected to be postponed due to coronavirus fears.
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12 Feb 2:31am Coronavirus: West Sussex A&E worker one of eight UK cases
BBC
The unnamed staff member works at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex, the Department of Health said on Tuesday.
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12 Feb 2:17am UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast
The Independent
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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12 Feb 2:04am Energy customers to receive automatic compensation for delays in switching accounts
The Independent
New requirement should be a 'wake-up call' for industry and instil consumers with confidence to change providers, says Ofgem
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12 Feb 1:26am Coronavirus live updates: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news
The Guardian
New figures report 95 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, a drop of 22% on the previous day, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. Follow all the developments here
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12 Feb 1:15am Police officer suspended after choking school pupil
The Independent
​The incident was caught on video, but it not yet known what caused the altercation
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12 Feb 1:00am Global economic growth will take big hit due to loss of nature
The Guardian
Damage to environment could wipe £368bn a year from growth by 2050 and UK will be hard hit, WWF warns
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12 Feb 1:00am Woods and irons: Winners and losers in the path of HS2
The Guardian
South Cubbington Wood will be partially destroyed because of HS2, but local golf club spared The news that Rose Guiot had been dreading for the past decade was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. South Cubbington Wood, which has been a feature in her life since she was a child, will be
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12 Feb 12:50am Coronavirus: West Sussex A&E worker one of eight UK cases
BBC
The unnamed staff member works at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex, the Department of Health said on Tuesday.
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12 Feb 12:36am New Hampshire primary: Bernie Sanders narrowly beats Pete Buttigieg
BBC
The left-wing senator beat two moderate Democrats in the race to take on Trump on a bad night for Joe Biden.
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12 Feb 12:00am Does electing a leader with Jewish roots prove Jobbik has changed?
The Guardian
Hungarian political party says it is no longer far right, but its shift should not be exaggerated Hungary’s Jobbik was one of the
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11 Feb 11:29pm PM will not commit to Indigenous recognition referendum until there is consensus – politics live
The Guardian
Scott Morrison tables ‘sobering’ Closing the Gap report as Senate turns up the heat on the Coalition to release the PM&C report into the sports grants affair. All the day’s events, live
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11 Feb 11:27pm Coronavirus live updates: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news
The Guardian
New figures report 95 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, a drop of 22% on the previous day, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. Follow all the developments here
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11 Feb 10:31pm Joe Biden refers to New Hampshire as Nevada in latest gaffe confusing states
The Independent
Former vice president makes latest gaffe after leaving crucial state amid weak performance
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11 Feb 10:03pm From macho to mindfulness: How rugby has changed
BBC
Newsbeat goes behind the scenes with Harlequins as they use meditation and mindfulness to help the mental health of their players.
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11 Feb 10:00pm Crisp maker savours cameo role in Oscar-winning film
The Guardian
Bonilla a la vista sees sales boom after its distinctive tins feature in Bong Joon-ho’s comedy thriller Parasite
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11 Feb 9:41pm HS2: Why do big government projects cost so much?
BBC
HS2 is far from alone when it comes to government projects that have gone over budget.
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A killer, two rapists among the 25 serious offenders barred from being deported to Jamaica 11 Feb 9:04pm A killer, two rapists among the 25 serious offenders barred from being deported to Jamaica
Daily Mail
Boris Johnson is now planning to accelerate plans that will limit the powers of campaigners to use judicial reviews to challenge decisions made by Downing Street.
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Ministers set to unveil tough new crackdown to block harmful websites 11 Feb 8:57pm Ministers set to unveil tough new crackdown to block harmful websites
Daily Mail
Online firms will have to sign up to a new duty of care - with the threat of huge fines or prosecution if they fail to protect UK youngsters from cyberbullying, porn and pages glorifying self-harm.
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11 Feb 8:57pm Chief Medical Officer urges ministers to take health concerns over vaping seriously
Daily Mail
Professor Chris Whitty said that although the devices are 'definitely safer' than tobacco cigarettes, there remain question marks over their long-term harms.
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11 Feb 8:18pm Why cafe culture has rich Italian flavour in Wales
BBC
There are 11 still being run by the same families that set them up before the war, but they did once number 300.
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11 Feb 7:29pm Google starts appeal against £2bn shopping fine
BBC
The case of Google versus the European Commission will be heard in Luxembourg over three days.
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11 Feb 7:28pm Coronavirus live updates: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news
The Guardian
New figures report 95 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, a drop of 22% on the previous day, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. Follow all the developments here
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11 Feb 7:01pm Moo swings? Cows go through disruptive puberty too – study
The Guardian
Scientists say animals can become more or less bold and adventurous as they grow up Humans are not alone in enduring the rollercoaster ride of puberty as powerful hormones flood the body and cause mood swings from one day to the next. Scientists have found that dairy cows pass through a similar phase of emotional confusion that disturbs their otherwise rather stable personalities. The findings emerged from extensive observations of Holstein dairy cattle as they matured from calves to adulthood. “Our study identified a period of inconsistency in personality traits over puberty,” said Nina Von Keyserlingk, a professor of animal welfare at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
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