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6 Aug 6:40pm Trump compares AOC to 'young child' in attack on Green New Deal
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President calls the deal 'socialist take over of the US economy'
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6 Aug 6:34pm NRA counter-sues New York attorney general trying to dismantle gun rights group
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'You could have set your watch by it: the investigation was going to reach its crescendo as we move into the 2020 election cycle'
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6 Aug 6:32pm Saudi Crown prince sent hit squad to Canada to kill former spy, lawsuit alleges
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Saad al-Jabri, a veteran figure in the Saudi government, claimed to be target of assassination plot
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6 Aug 6:27pm Beirut explosion: Protesters tear-gassed after trying to storm Lebanon's parliament as anger grows over port blast
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Calls for 'revolution' as anger grows following disaster compounds country's economic woes
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6 Aug 6:15pm Schools to be able to appeal students' GCSE and A-level results after outcry
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Concerns raised that 'narrow' criteria for challenging grades may 'exacerbate existing inequalities'
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6 Aug 5:56pm Mont Blanc: Homes evacuated amid fears glacier might collapse
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'Risk of instant collapse' as scientists point to threat posed by global warming
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6 Aug 5:26pm Researchers identify 'Cummings effect' undermining public trust in government during lockdown
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Boris Johnson's refusal to sack aide branded 'a monumental misjudgment'
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6 Aug 5:24pm Woman charged after Burger King worker shot dead over slow order
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22-year-old victim had just started working at the restaurant when he was shot, police say
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6 Aug 5:16pm Coronavirus: LAPD officers accused of defying state order by attending party at bar
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'Every employee shall wear a face covering and practice social distancing when possible at work and in the field,' Los Angeles Police Department statement reads
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6 Aug 4:51pm Home Office restarts deportation of asylum seekers despite coronavirus fears
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Exclusive: Ministers accused of prioritising immigration enforcement over public health as charter flight set to remove up to 20 asylum seekers next week
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6 Aug 4:09pm Dominic Cummings lockdown trip 'witnesses' complain to police watchdog about investigation
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Downing Street urged to prove evidence of Johnson adviser's whereabouts after new sightings reported
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6 Aug 4:05pm Beirut explosion: 16 people arrested over Lebanon port blast
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Tuesday's blast killed at least 137 people and injured about 5,000 others
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6 Aug 3:52pm Trump says Biden's comment to journalist was 'great insult to black community'
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'Are you a junkie?' Biden shot back at journalist who asked if he'd taken a test for his cognitive function
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6 Aug 3:27pm US State Department lifts international travel advisory warning Americans from going abroad
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The US State Department has lifted its international travel advisory advising Americans against travelling during the coronavirus pandemic, stating it would now look at countries on a case-to-case basis.
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6 Aug 1:44pm UK adds Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas to 'no-go' list as coronavirus cases soar
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Belgium has become the latest European country to be added to the UK government's "no-go" list because of a sharp increase in coronavirus cases.
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6 Aug 1:31pm Secret Service report finds mass shooters often have history of domestic violence
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In 2019, 34 attacks took place with 178 people injured and 108 killed
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6 Aug 1:01pm Ohio governor Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus hours before meeting with Trump
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Mr DeWine has no symptoms and will quarantine at home for 14 days
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6 Aug 12:24pm Lincoln Project nicknames Jared Kushner 'Secretary of Failure': 'This pampered princeling has never met a problem he couldn't f*** up'
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Anti-Trump group of Republicans release scathing attack ad against president's son-in-law: 'Jared Kushner is just like his father-in-law: a failure'
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6 Aug 12:01pm Igor Grechushkin: Who is the Russian businessman who owned a 'floating bomb' in Beirut's port?
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Native of Russia's Far East was confirmed as owner of Rhosus ship by state media on Thursday
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6 Aug 11:59am Pelosi rips Trump for 'degrading' plan to give nomination acceptance speech from the White House
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'You don't have political events at the White House,' speaker says
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6 Aug 11:55am Beirut explosions: Anger mounts over blast failures as minister admits Lebanon faces 'toughest challenge in its history'
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In an exclusive interview, Lebanon's economy minister calls for urgent international support to save the country. But at Beirut's devastated port, families of the missing and dead want a new government first
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6 Aug 11:36am Trump attacks faith of Catholic Biden: 'He is against the bible'
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The ex-VP is only the fourth Catholic to run for president following John F Kennedy, John Kerry, and Al Smith
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6 Aug 11:24am Storm Isaias: Two killed by lightning in wake of hurricane
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Men were clearing debris from aftermath of hurricane when they were fatally struck
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6 Aug 11:17am Coronavirus tracked: Where in the UK are infection rates spiking?
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Several new hotspots appear to be emerging in areas throughout the country
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6 Aug 11:09am 'Lying grifters': Trump campaign manipulates photos of Biden in new attack ad
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'He was neither hiding nor alone nor in "the heart of Delaware" when this photo was taken'
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6 Aug 11:01am Government planning reforms will make it harder to build affordable homes, Sadiq Khan warns
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Government wants to abolish section 106 powers responsible for half of social housing construction
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6 Aug 10:46am Three teenagers with AK-47 arrested for trespassing at Trump's Mar-a-Lago
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Teens dump backpack containing weapon they claim to have found
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6 Aug 10:20am 'Right around that time': Trump says US could have coronavirus vaccine by 2020 election
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Donald Trump has suggested a coronavirus vaccine could possibly be ready for market before the presidential election in November — even as his own White House and leading health experts said that's a very unlikely scenario.
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6 Aug 10:18am Rudi Giuliani wildly claims Black Lives Matter are a 'domestic terror group' who 'hate white men in particular'
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President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has claimed Black Lives Matter is a "domestic terrorist group," despite the group never being tied to a single terrorism event in a global database of almost 200,000.
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6 Aug 9:38am 2020 election: Instagram algorithm error recommended pro-Trump hashtags for Biden
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Instagram said the issue was caused by a "technical error" and the feature has been disabled
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6 Aug 9:37am Monica Lewinsky says gallows humour saved her during Clinton scandal in new essay
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'Thanks to the ordeals I endured back in, oh, 1998, I acquired the equivalent of a PhD in gallows humour'
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6 Aug 9:32am Coronavirus: Four dead after drinking toxic hand sanitiser
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Survivors of methanol poisoning can experience permanent visual impairment and complete vision loss
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6 Aug 9:31am 'If you can talk, you can breathe': Video shows police ignoring black prisoner's pleas before he dies from lack of oxygen
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Community holds vigil for prisoner seen on video begging for air while held down in controversial restraint for 19 minutes
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6 Aug 9:19am LA mayor authorises cutting off water and electricity to homes to stop large coronavirus parties
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Eric Garcetti says gatherings 'ripple throughout our entire community because the virus can quickly and easily spread'
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6 Aug 9:17am Workmen rescued from rubble after roof collapse in Windsor
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One man is being treated for serious injuries at Oxford hospital
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6 Aug 8:51am Ryanair accused of 'numerous violations' of coronavirus rules by Italian authorities
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Airline could be grounded in Italy, and be compelled to re-book passengers on rival carriers
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6 Aug 8:36am Coronavirus: US used pandemic as pretext to deport more than 2,000 unaccompanied children, lawyers say
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The administration cites the virus in denying them protections under anti-trafficking and asylum laws
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6 Aug 8:19am Oprah comments on white privilege are 'racist', says Republican senator Ted Cruz
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White privilege means that 'whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter.' says Oprah
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6 Aug 7:45am Caroline Flack: Police appealed CPS decision to caution Love Island presenter for assault, inquest hears
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Detectives say unclear what Love Island host admitted to during police interview after alleged assault on her boyfriend
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6 Aug 7:16am Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors call for disarmament 75 years on from nuclear attacks
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Rory Sullivan hears from experts and survivors on why the testimonies of the hibakusha are key to 'changing the entire narrative about nuclear weapons'
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6 Aug 7:10am Coronavirus: Test and trace services records 17 per cent jump in positive test results
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Increased testing in virus hotspots helping to find more cases but rise comes amid overall increase in virus prevalence
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6 Aug 6:39am Coronavirus: Number of families hit by benefit cap doubles in three months during pandemic
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Charities call for immedate suspension of policy to stop wave of homelessness
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6 Aug 6:31am Coronavirus: One in five reported to test and trace scheme cannot be found, admits Serco chief
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'It's about 20 per cent at the moment where people can't remember or never knew the contact'
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6 Aug 6:09am Coronavirus: 50m PPE items bought by government scrapped over safety concerns
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Mask supplier Ayanda Capital under scrutiny as legal document reveals government contract was arranged by adviser to Department for International Trade
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6 Aug 5:57am Court sides against Madeleine McCann suspect in rape appeal
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Suspect Christian Brueckner argues arrest warrant used to extradite him unlawful as it did not cite rape charge
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6 Aug 5:41am Lack of research into health impacts of police tear gas fired on protesters 'deeply problematic', medics say
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The US government does not regulate the use or manufacturing of the chemical weapon
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6 Aug 5:34am Thousands of YouTube channels found to be secretly spreading China-linked disinformation
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Accounts posted content related to racial justice protests and the US response to Covid-19
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6 Aug 5:32am Trump was 'stating a fact' when he said children are less susceptible to coronavirus, White House insists
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Facebook removed post from president's account in which he made the claims
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6 Aug 5:09am Georgia governor accused of being 'out of step' after passing new legal protections for police officers
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The bill is a 'direct swipe' at Black Lives Matter protesters, the ACLU says
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6 Aug 5:01am Coronavirus: Preston facing new lockdown restrictions as infection rates surge in Lancashire city
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'We are surrounded by areas that have had enforced measures implemented by government and we want to act now to stop that from happening'
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6 Aug 4:22am Beirut explosion: Trump doubles down on claim that blast may have been an attack
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Lebanon officials say explosion was caused by ammonium nitrate
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6 Aug 4:17am China sentences Canadian to death on ketamine drug charge amid diplomatic row between two countries
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A Chinese court has sentenced Canadian citizen Xu Weihong to death on charges of producing the drug ketamine, amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
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6 Aug 3:57am Wetherspoons cuts third of head office jobs as it deals with pub downturn during pandemic
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Chain highlights 'downturn in trade in the pub and restaurant industry generally' as it plans up to 130 redundancies
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6 Aug 2:18am Eurotunnel outperforms other modes of international transport this summer
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Shuttle service brands itself 'The safer way to France'
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6 Aug 1:54am Female doctors are going through menopause with no support from bosses 'due to sexist attitudes putting them off getting help'
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'There can be grave dangers from not being fully on the ball. But the menopause is a taboo. It really would not have occurred to me to mention it to my bosses,' says doctor
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6 Aug 1:19am UK recession will be less severe than feared, says Bank of England
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GDP to shrink 9.5 per cent this year - less severe than the 14 per cent which had been forecast, but Bank warns of 'unusually uncertain' outlook for economy
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6 Aug 1:17am Parents, carers and disabled people twice as likely to face redundancy during pandemic, charity warns
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Certain groups being 'pushed to the front of the queue' when it comes to redundancy, Citizens' Advice warns
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5 Aug 7:46pm Keeley Bunker murder: Wesley Streete convicted of raping and killing friend he was 'trusted' to walk home
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Killer dumped victim's body face-down in stream and covered her with branches after night out to celebrate her birthday
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5 Aug 7:44pm Exam algorithm will punish pupils from struggling areas with lower grades, Labour warns
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Education secretary told to step in after 'disastrous handling' of Scottish results – blamed on use of 'prior attainment' figures
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5 Aug 7:41pm Canadian shopper explodes in racist rant over liquor store mask policy
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'He didn't say anything, he just started yelling at me', employee says
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