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14 Feb 5:19pm Harry Dunn: Car seen driving 'on wrong side of road' by base where teen died
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Video footage shows latest incident outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire
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14 Feb 5:01pm Labour leader: Emily Thornberry out the race after failing to make it on to ballot
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Islington North MP fails to win enough support before deadline
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14 Feb 4:21pm Police arrest burglary suspects at Valentine's Day dinner
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Couple placed in handcuffs outside high-end restaurant in London's Mayfair
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14 Feb 3:47pm Wendy's employees 'terminated' after viral video shows man bathing in kitchen sink
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Viral clip was originally uploaded to video-sharing app TikTok
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14 Feb 3:26pm Motorist who ran red light, hit cyclist and tried to cover it up jailed alongside three family members
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Victim Abdul Hadi, who died 18 months after the incident, described by police as 'a loving husband and father'
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14 Feb 2:36pm Midrar Ali: Life support for brain-damaged baby can end, appeal court rules
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Three judges dismiss legal challenge by parents of brain-damaged four-month-old boy
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14 Feb 2:28pm Michael Avenatti: Donald Trump Jr gloats as lawyer found guilty of trying to extort millions from Nike
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Michael Avenatti, former lawyer for Stormy Daniels and an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, has been found guilty of trying to extort Nike out of millions of dollars.
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14 Feb 1:54pm Coronavirus: Everyone returning to Beijing must go into quarantine or be punished, China warns
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State-run Beijing Daily announces major step to halt spread of outbreak
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14 Feb 1:37pm Storm reveals 130 million-year-old dinosaur footprint on Isle of Wight
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'All this weather is revealing traces of vanished worlds along our coastline,' says expert
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14 Feb 1:27pm Trump's threatening tweet about criminal cases shows president expanding powers after impeachment acquittal
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At Munich Security Conference, Nancy Pelosi warns of 'nationalistic argument' that president seems to be winning
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14 Feb 1:04pm Presidents' Day 2020: What Donald Trump and George Washington could learn from each other
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National holiday honours Revolutionary War hero turned first leader of the republic
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14 Feb 12:59pm Jeff Bezos spends record £126m on Beverly Hills mansion
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Amazon founder's property empire spans the US
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14 Feb 12:55pm Another child crushed by home elevator after US regulators decided against safety recall
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As multiple families fight for justice, Todd C. Frankel reports on a string of children killed or badly injured by elevators in their houses
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14 Feb 12:47pm In this shambolic cabinet, Suella Braverman fits right in
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A lawyer who'll smash up the courts for political gain is hard to find; one well-qualified enough to be this stupid is even harder
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14 Feb 12:18pm Judges reject bid to make Islamic marriages legally binding
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It is 'not difficult for parties who want to be legally married to achieve that status', says Court of Appeal
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14 Feb 11:31am RBS changes name to NatWest in bid to draw line under 12 years of scandals and taxpayer bailout
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Taxpayer-backed bank seeks to clean up its toxic image which has struggled to shed its association with the financial crisis, massive losses and poor treatment of customers
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14 Feb 11:20am Broadband, mobile and pay-TV customers to save up to £1bn on bills under new rules
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Millions of households to see bills reduced from Saturday as providers must inform people their contracts are coming to an end and offer them a new one
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14 Feb 10:37am Children are dying from the cold in northern Syria amid biggest displacement of entire war
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More than 80,000 people are without shelter as winter temperatures bite
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14 Feb 10:36am James Brown death: Prosecutor examining claims singer was murdered is considering 'full-scale investigation'
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Investigators conducting interviews and exploring new evidence surrounding legendary singer's death
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14 Feb 10:24am Tory MP pictured with far-right activists on Brexit Day prompts call for investigation
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'Davison must answer serious questions about her connections with far-right figures Colin Raine and Andy Foster'
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14 Feb 10:16am Boris Johnson delays plans for US visit after angry phone call with Trump
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PM had been expected to travel to Washington in the spring
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14 Feb 10:00am 'The world is watching as we die': Masses of civilians flee regime bombs in Syria's Idlib, but find no shelter
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With the Turkish border closed, and the province surrounded by government forces, there is nowhere left for hundreds of thousands of Syrians to turn, Richard Hall reports
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14 Feb 9:58am 20 pledges for 2020: Is this the beginning of the end of climate greenwashing?
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BP's aim of achieving net zero emissions has rightly been criticised for lacking substance, but its commitment to stop misleading adverts about its impact on the climate is a welcome start – it must be held to account on this, writes Ben Chapman
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14 Feb 9:44am Police investigation of former officer's 'transphobic' tweets ruled unlawful by High Court
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Harry Miller described decision as 'watershed moment for liberty' after being visited by police at work over social media posts
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14 Feb 9:25am Labour MP to be tested for coronavirus
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Two Labour politicians cancel public engagements amid concerns about UK outbreak
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14 Feb 9:09am Macron's candidate for Paris mayor quits after hacker publishes alleged sexts
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Benjamin Griveaux decries 'ignoble attacks about my private life'
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14 Feb 8:45am Trump claims he 'so far' has not asked Barr to intervene in Stone case
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But president insists he would have the right to order a shorter jail sentence for his friend if he wanted
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14 Feb 7:27am Fox News host attacks Roger Stone jury foreman while broadcasting her Twitter account details
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Tucker Carlson blasts accusation that juror is an 'anti-Trump zealot' to millions of people
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14 Feb 7:05am Amsterdam could ban tourists from buying cannabis
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Guided tours of city's red light district featuring sex workers' windows already banned
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14 Feb 6:30am Cardi B, Mark Ruffalo and Ariana Grande among the celebrity coalition backing Bernie Sanders
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In 2016, Hillary Clinton closed out her campaign with an Ohio concert featuring Jay-Z and Beyoncé – then lost Ohio and the presidential race
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14 Feb 6:06am South Sudan government buried reports which suggest oil pollution is causing miscarriages and 'alarming' birth defects in children
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Locals have reported babies being born with missing body parts and fewer women being able to conceive
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14 Feb 5:43am Barr attack on Trump 'is a carefully staged' ruse, former Republican leader says
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Ex-party chairman suggests row should not be taken at face value
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14 Feb 5:33am Boris Johnson cabinet now two-thirds privately educated after reshuffle, compared to 7% of UK population
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Cabinet also has one fewer woman and Bame minister after PM's drastic reshuffle
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14 Feb 5:19am Brexiteer complains he has to wait in queue at EU airport: 'This isn't the Brexit I voted for'
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'I didn't vote to stand in a queue for over an hour [while] some jobsworth checks our passports'
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14 Feb 3:28am Wild dogs kill 16 animals at UK safari park after escaping through damaged gate
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Staff at West Midland Safari Park left 'extremely saddened' by loss of six deer and 10 sheep
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14 Feb 2:23am Secret agent proposes to colleague through GCHQ communication system
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Communications system ordinarily used for communications pertaining to national security
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14 Feb 2:18am Stephanie Simpson: Missing British hiker found dead in New Zealand
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32-year-old's body found in national park where she disappeared
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14 Feb 2:06am Trump is really interested in badgers, new book claims
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Are they mean to people? How do they 'work'? Does a badger have a personality?
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14 Feb 2:02am Bernie Sanders will be good for American economy, top economist says after Goldman Sachs attack
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Thomas Piketty says that history has many examples of extreme inequality fostering healthy social democracies
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14 Feb 1:51am Police officer who won $10m lawsuit after being told to 'tone down gayness' to stay with force
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Sergeant Keith Wildhaber says he was focused on learning how to promote diversity in the department and has no special plans for his lawsuit victory money
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13 Feb 8:22pm Baby with heart condition dies from mould exposure at hospital after open heart surgery
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The child's parents join a class action suit against Seattle Children's Hospital for the mould
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13 Feb 8:05pm Trump State of the Union guests never benefitted from policies he used them to boast about
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President inflated claims about formerly homeless veteran and student rescued from 'failing government school'
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13 Feb 7:55pm Tracy Brabin: Labour MP's off-the-shoulder dress raises £20,000 for charity
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'It's extremely humbling to be able to do this for Girlguiding,' says shadow culture secretary
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13 Feb 7:34pm Space snowman four billion miles away reveals secrets of how planets form
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Nasa provides further results from New Horizons' encounter with Arrokoth
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13 Feb 7:22pm Guantanamo Bay: Graphic drawings allege CIA's 'borderline torture' of Abu Zubaydah
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Pakistani has never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted
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