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29 Jun 6:27pm Flu virus with 'human pandemic potential' discovered in pigs in China
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Scientists identify G4 variant related to H1N1 strain behind deadly 2009 outbreak
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29 Jun 6:18pm Anti-Trump ads seize on claims that Russia put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan
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President insists he was never told about alleged plot by Kremlin to target American and British forces
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29 Jun 6:06pm George Floyd: At least one ex-officer intends to plead not guilty as judge sets tentative murder trial date
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J Alexander Kueng cites self-defence and authorised use of force in court filings
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29 Jun 5:45pm Trump news: White House denies intelligence on Russian bounty threat and Reddit bans supporters's forum as Twitch suspends president's account
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Administration officials and allies scramble defence following damning intelligence reports as states grapple with rising coronavirus infections
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29 Jun 5:13pm Brits to spend £210m in pubs this weekend as more than one third return to their local in first week of reopening
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6.5 million pub trips expected to be made this weekend compared to 5 million on normal weekend
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29 Jun 5:10pm Julian Assange told to attend next court hearing or provide medical evidence explaining absence
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Australian wanted in US to face 17 charges under Espionage Act and conspiracy to commit computer intrusion
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29 Jun 5:02pm In-home products and services ensure retail industry will be worth £168m over the next year
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Sixty-three per cent of UK adults have tried an 'insperience' or are planning to do so
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29 Jun 4:58pm Ministers refuse to extend benefit sanctions ban despite warnings it will leave millions in 'untenable' situation
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Labour says it is 'incomprehensible' for government to bring back conditionality and sanctions at a time when unemployment has risen sharply, vacancies have dropped, people are still shielding and the schools aren't back
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29 Jun 4:57pm Coronavirus: Anger as Boris Johnson's £5bn infrastructure spending boost lacks vital environmental measures
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Cash for hospital maintenance, court upgrades, high street rescues and road upgrades – but not to meet net zero commitment, critics protest
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29 Jun 4:47pm New York City mayor plans to cut $1bn from police budget
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'We can do this, we can strike the balance, we can keep this city safe,' says Bill de Blasio
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29 Jun 4:31pm Coronavirus: Government working on accommodation in Leicester for people with nowhere to self-isolate
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Accommodation will be provided for people in Leicester who have nowhere to self-isolate, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.
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29 Jun 4:08pm Coronavirus: First local lockdown imposed in Leicester as government orders schools and shops to close
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Schools and non-essential shops are to close again in Leicester after the government ordered the first local lockdown against Covid-19.
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29 Jun 3:34pm Two police cars drive into crowd of protesters in Detroit
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"He just floored it...we went flying off. He ran over a couple people's arms, feet," protester claims
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29 Jun 3:06pm White House briefs top Republicans – but not Democrats – on Russia bounty row
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White House and House Democrats working on a time to meet over Russian programme later this week
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29 Jun 1:56pm Golden State killer Joseph James DeAngelo pleads guilty
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Former police officer admits 13 murders, having claimed he was at the mercy of an internal force he could not control
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29 Jun 1:48pm Reddit bans Donald Trump fan page and thousands of other communities in move against hate speech
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Trump once took part in an online question and answer session on The_Donald subreddit
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29 Jun 1:38pm White House refuses to say if Trump will take action on Russia bounty claims as administration questions 'veracity' of them
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The White House is questioning the "veracity" of US intelligence reports that Russia offered bounty payments to Taliban forces to kill American military troops in Afghanistan.
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29 Jun 12:36pm Democrats in Congress won't recognise Republicans in coronavirus meetings if they do not wear a mask
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'In a limited and closed space such as a committee hearing room for greater than 15 minutes face coverings are required,' says congressman Jim Clyburn
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29 Jun 12:26pm Coronavirus: 'No evidence' vitamin D supplements protect against Covid-19, review finds
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Number of unsubstantiated reports previously claimed 'mega doses' of vitamin D could stave off virus
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29 Jun 12:11pm BP sells petrochemicals business to Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos for £4bn
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Oil giant to offload unit which makes chemicals used in polyester, plastic packaging, paints and glues, among other products
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29 Jun 11:59am Coronavirus: New York to rethink next phase of reopening as cases spike nationwide
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Broadway shows will not be returning to New York City this year
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29 Jun 11:52am TikTok banned in India along with 58 other mostly Chinese apps amid border tensions
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TikTok has been banned in India, along with 58 other mostly Chinese apps, as tensions between the two countries continue.
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29 Jun 11:29am Trump company accused of neo-Nazi dog-whistle for selling branded baseball at $88
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The ball's 'nostalgic' design is less controversial than its price tag, which echoes a code used by neo-Nazis everywhere
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29 Jun 11:28am Wirecard's UK accounts remain frozen until watchdog can confirm customers' money is safe
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Thousands of UK consumers cannot access accounts but FCA says 'good progress' has been made
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29 Jun 11:27am Trump in 'fragile' mood and may drop out of 2020 race if poll numbers don't improve, GOP insiders tell Fox News
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Recent polls have shown president losing support among older white voters to Joe Biden
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29 Jun 11:15am Landlords call for end to coronavirus eviction ban that stops people being made homeless
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Housing campaigners say benefits system must be made ready first
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29 Jun 11:03am George Floyd: Court hearing today for four former police officers charged in killing
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Derek Chauvin will appear on video as prosecution presents its evidence
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29 Jun 10:32am 'We are overcoming it': Putin tells Russia coronavirus is retreating and condemns anyone who disagrees with him
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Russian president is not alone among leaders trying to portray pandemic as fading threat
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29 Jun 10:29am Supreme Court blocks controversial Louisiana abortion law which would have closed clinics
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The US Supreme Court has struck down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law in a monumental ruling, a victory for women's health advocates.
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29 Jun 9:50am UK coronavirus deaths rise by 25 to 43,575
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815 people test positive for Covid-19, pushing total number of infections to 311,965
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29 Jun 9:31am Boeing shares soar after company cleared for 737 Max tests
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Jet has been grounded for 15 months following two fatal crashes
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29 Jun 9:27am Green Party's 2020 underdog Howie Hawkins on why he's not a 'spoiler' and US deserves a third choice
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The Green Party's presumptive nominee calls President Trump a 'loser' and says Joe Biden's policies 'would fit comfortably into the centre-right parties of Europe'
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29 Jun 9:23am More families raise safety fears of scandal-hit NHS maternity service
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Independent inquiry is examining services at East Kent Hospitals University Trust after dozens of babies died and more than 130 infants suffered brain injuries during birth
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29 Jun 9:15am Millions of adults would ignore official advice and return to work if they felt unwell, new survey shows
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Study found people would carry on working with cold and flu symptoms to avoid missing banter, gossip and colleagues
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29 Jun 9:12am Trump accuses California Democrats of 'incredible stupidity' despite John Wayne's white supremacy remarks
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'I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility,' late actor said in 1971 interview
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29 Jun 8:28am Police and RSPCA appeal for information over video of woman 'kicking swan' and intervening onlooker pushed into canal
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Woman tried to separate swans because she thought they were fighting, witnesses say
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29 Jun 8:28am Man charged with murder after opening fire at Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville
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Protester who fired into crowd had reportedly been asked to leave demonstration because of his disruptive behaviour
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29 Jun 8:13am Trump shares video of white couple pointing guns at St Louis protesters
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US president's apparent endorsement comes amid furore over now-deleted 'white power' video
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29 Jun 8:10am Coronavirus: Government can't say how many test results are coming back within 24 hours - one day before deadline
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Lack of data threatens fresh embarrassment for No 10 - after criticism that delays are undermining the test-and-trace system
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29 Jun 8:09am Coronavirus: NHS facing shortage of doctors before second wave arrives as thousands set to quit, warns medics union
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Exclusive: Almost one in seven doctors tell BMA they are planning to leave NHS when normal services resume
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29 Jun 8:02am Former French prime minister Francois Fillon and wife found guilty over 'fake jobs' scandal
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Court sentences Fillon to five years in jail and €375,000 fine
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29 Jun 7:50am What is a local lockdown and which areas will be affected?
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Leicester faces being kept under current lockdown measures for two weeks longer than rest of country after spike in coronavirus cases
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29 Jun 7:39am Reading attack suspect Khairi Saadallah shouted 'Allahu akbar' during park stabbing, court hears
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Suspect appears in court charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder
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29 Jun 7:34am All children in England must go back to school in September and parents face fines for non-attendance
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Advice on how children will make 'full return' to school to be announced later this week
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29 Jun 7:25am Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help
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General Qassem Soleimani was killed in an airstrike in Baghdad on 3 January
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29 Jun 6:34am Keir Starmer jokes of press-up contest with Boris Johnson at PMQs
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'Maybe question one should be first to 50,' says Labour leader
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29 Jun 6:28am US sees spike in fake mask exemption cards claiming to be from the 'freedom to breathe agency'
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Cards were being sold online in boxes of at least 500 for £40.50
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29 Jun 6:25am Students may apply for university after receiving A-level results in admissions shake-up
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Move reportedly under consideration would see academic year begin in January
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29 Jun 6:07am Mortgage approvals fall 90 per cent to record low in May as coronavirus hits housing market
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Analysts warn first-time buyers frozen out of property market as banks remove mortgage deals
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29 Jun 6:00am Coronavirus: China puts 400,000 people near Beijing into lockdown amid surge in cases
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Anxin county in Hubei province will be 'fully enclosed and controlled', officials say
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29 Jun 5:55am Boris Johnson claims civil service boss 'wanted to move on' amid backlash over departure
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Move comes amid plans for a major shake-up of Whitehall, driven by PM's top aide Dominic Cummings
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29 Jun 5:51am Queues form outside shops as Scotland lifts lockdown restrictions
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Nicola Sturgeon warns customers not to 'squander' progress on beating coronavirus pandemic
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29 Jun 5:47am Black teenager injured while arrested with father on charity bike ride
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'My 13-year-old son and I were randomly stopped at Taser point by angry aggressive police officers who did not appear to be in full uniform,' says father
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29 Jun 5:41am Trump denies he was breifed on Russia-Taliban bounty plan 'to kill US soldiers'
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President's denial comes as officials reportedly admit some troops were killed during Russian-Taliban deal
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29 Jun 5:15am Coronavirus survivors at risk of PTSD, doctors warn
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'We need to make sure we support these patients,' says psychiatrist. 'Failure to do more could have long-term consequences'
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29 Jun 5:11am Holidaymakers face uncertainty over key summer destinations
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British travellers may not be able to visit Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Turkey in 'Operation Lift-off'
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29 Jun 4:58am Texas governor says state will be 'guided by data' as 13 per cent of coronavirus tests come back positive
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Greg Abbott boasted of his state's low death rate even as hospitalisations continue to surge past record levels
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29 Jun 4:45am Glasgow stabbing: Attacker pictured as mental health warnings emerge
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Charities had raised concerns about policy of housing asylum-seekers in hotels during coronavirus lockdown
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29 Jun 4:43am Nasa releases time lapse footage of the sun from 2010 to 2020
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The agency took 425 million high-resolution images over a decade
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29 Jun 4:38am Coronavirus: Keir Starmer accuses government of being 'asleep at the wheel' over reopening of schools in England
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'I genuinely think we could have had all our children back in school by now,' says Labour leader
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29 Jun 4:36am Florida beaches will close for Fourth of July weekend over coronavirus concerns
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Several counties announce beach closures as 9,500 new cases reported on Saturday
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29 Jun 3:59am China forces birth control on Uighurs and other minority Muslims to suppress population
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State regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks and forces intrauterine devices, sterilisation and even abortion on hundreds of thousands
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29 Jun 2:52am Boris Johnson says coronavirus has been 'disaster' for UK and suggests 'Rooseveltian' approach to rebuilding economy
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Wrong to return to 'what people called austerity', says PM ahead of major speech
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29 Jun 2:16am Pakistan stock exchange: Four killed as gunmen storm Karachi financial centre
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Gunmen in Pakistan have stormed the stock exchange building of the country's financial hub Karachi, with at least four people killed, police say.
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29 Jun 1:35am Coronavirus: Manufacturing sector may not recover until 2022 despite pivot to PPE, report claims
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'Though sobering, this detailed analysis is vital to understand how businesses can rebuild,' say Make UK and Santander
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