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American Isis bride Hoda Muthana pleads with US authorities to return home from Syria

Twenty-four-year-old found living in same camp as British teenager Shamima Begum...

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Theresa May must investigate 'foreign influence and voter manipulation' in Brexit vote, say MPs

Report warns 'democracy is at risk' and turns fire on the prime minister for failure to probe effect on referendum result...

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Rail tickets: Train firms call for 'easier fares for all'

Train operators urge reform to fill empty seats, reduce overcrowding and eliminate anomalies...

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Britons stockpiling euros as Brexit day draws nearer

Currency exchanges from sterling to euros surge for three months in a row...

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Labour's longest serving MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84

Paul Flynn, one of Labour's longest serving MPs, has died aged 84...

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UK weather: temperatures set to soar into high teens this week leaving Britain hotter than California

Chance of warmest ever February day because of plume of warm air...

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Spanish warship with guns manned orders boats in Gibraltar 'to leave'

'It seems there are still some in the Spanish navy who think they can flout international law'...

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Over half new teachers do not plan to stay in classroom long term amid mental health problems, figures show

Exclusive: Teachers are looking to quit the profession within months of starting due to anxiety...

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Plastic chemicals discovered inside bird eggs from remote Arctic

'We are finding multiple plastic derived contaminants that are maternally transferred to the egg. It's really tragic'...

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Students wrongly caught up in Theresa May's 'hostile environment' still being detained and 'living in terror'

Exclusive: Home Office accused of failing to act on plight of tens of thousands accused of cheating in English-language tests – years after investigation exposed as flawed...

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Female Corporal who appeared in snowflake Army recruitment campaign abused by fellow soldiers on Facebook

'Discrimination and bullying have no place in the armed forces,' says MoD...

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Man dies after tree falls on car in Surrey

Four other occupants taken to hospital with minor injuries following collision...

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Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner to register as sex offender after prison release

The disgraced politician will have to register as a sex-offender and spend three years on supervised release...

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Vulnerable children at risk of becoming 'lost in digital space', report warns

Young people in care and young carers are almost twice as likely to suffer cyberbullying...

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Billionaire Brexiteer Sir Jim Ratcliffe to relocate to Monaco in bid 'to 'save £4bn in tax'

'I'm amazed as this is a super-rich person. We're not talking about someone who is on his uppers'...

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General Franco's family given two week ultimatum to decide where dictator's body should be buried

Government says it will choose new site if relatives do not reach agreement...

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Porsche warns UK customers of 10 per cent price rise after no-deal Brexit

German car firm wants 'clarity on future relations between the UK and the EU'...

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Emmanuel Macron condemns antisemitic abuse at yellow vest demonstrations in Paris

President calls insults aimed at French-Jewish intellectual 'absolute negation of who we are'...

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Obama set for role with new African basketball league backed by NBA

'This can be about a lot more than what happens on the court,' says former president...

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Don Cheadle mocks Donald Trump's alleged Russia links as he hosts Saturday Night Live for the first time

The actor's subtle jab at the president can be seen in a Soviet-styled fashion statement...

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Trump's border wall will not work 'no matter how high', scientists warn

'No matter how good a wall is, any wall in the world is gotten around or over or under'...

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ICE detainees launch hunger strike after UN warns agency against force-feeding inmates

The hunger strike is in protest of the federal agency's 'inhumane conditions' towards detainees...

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Bird carcasses found 'pegged up' in suspected wildlife poisoning effort in Derry

Police say popular poisons used for wildlife crime are toxic to humans and potentially fatal to children...

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Martina Navratilova says transgender women are 'cheating' if they compete in women's sport

Tennis legend also lashes out at 'tyranny' of trans activists...

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Police apologise for failing to investigate racist graffiti sprayed on black family's front door

Ten-year-old boy 'traumatised' after 'no blacks' daubed on flat five days after family moved in...

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11 year old facing charges after refusing to stand for US pledge of allegiance in Florida

Child is arrested after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance — a right protected by the US Constitution...

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Russian flag draped from Salisbury Cathedral nearly a year after Skripal novichok attack

'How dare some stupid fool disrespect our city? After everything this city has gone through, it does not need this'...

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Shark attacks surfer at Australia's Byron Bay

'We didn't realise until we were on the beach that there was a big chunk taken out of his leg – there was a lot of blood'...

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Trump suggests networks should face 'retribution' for 'hit jobs' after SNL mocks president

President decries media as 'enemy of the people' after major backlash over declaring national emergency on the border...

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Trump to veto Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez resolution blocking national emergency unless Republicans lend support

White House senior official says president will 'protect his national emergency declaration, guaranteed'...

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Oregon measles outbreak sees vaccination rates soar

State has highest percentage of residents declining vaccines for nonmedical reasons...

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Fortnite Live: Furious parents demand refunds after 'horrendous' event leaves children 'miserable'

Visitors ask for refunds after paying more than £40 for event marred by 'staffing issues'...

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Bedford prison: Specialist riot unit sent to quell six-hour disturbance at 'dungeon' jail

Prison watchdog warned government last year about 'very high' violence and drug use at jail...

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Cooking roast dinner produces air pollution as bad as heavily polluted city streets, study reveals

Scientists shocked by levels of potential harmful particles emitted by charred meat and vegetables over course of a day...

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Sharon Bottoms Mattes: Woman who lost custody of son to her mother because she was gay dies aged 48

Court ruled same-sex relationship made Sharon Bottoms Mattes 'unfit' to look after child...

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Tories 'signalling Islamophobia is acceptable' by failing to tackle it within party, say Hope not Hate

Charity claims party is in denial about size of issue and does not take complaints seriously...

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Turkey risks angering China by criticising treatment of Uighur Muslims

Facing municipal elections, Turkey's dominant political party might be hoping support for Muslim brethren in China will win votes, writes Borzou Daragahi...

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Israel 'looking for war' as US seeks to overthrow our government, says Iranian foreign minister

Government minister urges international community to do more to prevent violence...

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Shamima Begum: What citizenship rights do children of British parents have when born outside UK?

A debate over citizenship rights reignites after Isis bride gives birth to baby in Syria...

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Senior Conservative under fire after dismissing march for fresh Brexit referendum as 'desperate stuff'

Leading Tories accused of 'sniping at the huge numbers of people in this country who want to make their voice heard'...

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Tomi Ungerer: Illustrator and author behind legendary posters and children's books

Defiantly against the grain, his work ranged from the political to the erotic...

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Oxford Street stabbing: Three men injured and two arrested after knife attack outside London nightclub

Victims, all aged 24, suffering from stab and slash injuries after attack...

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Brighton stabbing: Brother of British jihadis killed in Syria knifed to death after Brighton car crash

The brother of two British teenagers who were killed fighting for Isis in Syria has been knifed to death following a car crash in Brighton...

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Shamima Begum: Isis child bride says she had 'good time' in Syria but wants to bring baby home

Isis bride Shamima Begum has said she had a "good time" while living in Syria but now wants to bring her newborn son back home to Britain...

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Alone in the darkness: How one man survived for 40 hours in the engine room of a capsized ferry

'This is my second chance to live,' Augustine Charahani thought when he was finally rescued from the capsized ferry in Ukara, Tanzania. Joseph Goldstein reports...

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Rise of the American cowgirl: How women have reclaimed their connection to the land

With men leaving ranching for less gritty work, women are increasingly taking up the slack – and challenging traditional ideas about the profession. Amy Chozick reports...

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Amelia Earhart: New footage may shed light on fate of aviation pioneer who disappeared 80 years ago

Research group hopes film will support theory that legendary pilot did not crash into Pacific but may have became an island castaway...

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Brexit: Labour will only back a fresh referendum 'in extremis', John McDonnell says

Shadow chancellor cools hopes that Jeremy Corbyn is moving towards backing another public vote, saying: 'Let's get a deal done – that's the most important thi...

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National emergency: Lawsuits launched in bid to stop Trump building border wall

Critics argue president's declaration will deprive other projects of necessary funds...

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Lee Radziwill dead: Jackie Kennedy's sister known as 'epitome of chic' dies aged 85

'Most elegant and tasteful lady on Earth' lived life of glamour: three husbands, famous lovers and perennial place-holder on best-dressed lists...

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UK weather forecast: Plume of warm air could see hottest February day ever recorded

Temperatures set to remain widely above seasonal average, with outbreaks of rain at times...

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The world this week: the first Oscars and the beginning of communism

Libby Stanford trawls the archives for the key events and notable deaths from this week in history...

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Top US officials considered removing Trump using 25th amendment, FBI lawyers confirm

Corroboration came in secret congressional hearings last year...

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Cancun attack: Five killed as gunmen open fire at bar in Mexico tourist hotspot

Attack comes amid reports of violent drug gang moving into area...

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Shamima Begum: Isis bride 'gives birth to healthy baby' amid debate over her return to UK, family says

Shamima Begum, the teenager who left Bethnal Green to join Isis, has given birth to a healthy child, according to a statement from her family reported by the BBC...

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Brexit 'prepper' course teaches how to survive no deal by eating dog food, fighting off rioters and turning plant pots into heaters

Dozens sign up for £250 weekend showing how to cope with breakdown of civil society after March 29 (... although course itself doesn't start until April)...

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Trump threatens to release 800 captured Isis fighters if Britain and European allies do not take them

'The US does not want to watch as these Isis fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go,' warns president...

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Illinois shooting: Man who killed five co-workers was domestic abuser banned from legally owning guns

Authorities alerted to shooter's criminal record five years ago with permit application...

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Heather Nauert: Former Fox News reporter picked by Trump as UN ambassador withdraws from role

Heather Nauert had been criticised for lack of foreign policy experience...

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Brexit: Theresa May begs Conservative MPs to 'sacrifice' some beliefs to avoid a no-deal: 'History will judge us all'

A crash-out departure 'would cause disruption to our economy and to people's daily lives, damaging jobs' letter to all Tory MPs admits...

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Former Labour vice chairman Michael Dugher to quit party because it is 'institutionally antisemitic'

Michael Dugher says party he joined nearly three decades ago 'no longer exists'...

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9/11 victims fund running out of money and will have to cut payments, officials reveal

'This is devastating news to the thousands of sick and injured responders and survivors,' say members of Congress...

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India raises customs duty on goods from Pakistan to 200 per cent after Kashmir attack which killed 44

New Delhi imposes tariff rise as dimplomatic tensions escalate following suicide bombing...

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Mass brawl involving 'at least 60 to 100' men erupts at Haydock racecourse

'There were families and kids there, they were bumping into prams and as you can see onthe video there's a mum and child being rushed off by security'...

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Scores protest against BP sponsorship of British Museum exhibition

'We would like the British Museum to drop BP as a sponsor and give a platform to Iraqi voices,' activist says...

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Brexit: Majority of people want MPs to have free vote on Brexit deal, new poll shows

Exclusive: Two-thirds of people want MPs to have a 'free vote' in parliament when the opportunity comes up over the next few weeks...

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Jeremy Corbyn accused of ditching Labour's Brexit policy as party delegates turn on leader

Exclusive: Delegates charge their leader with failing to implement the plan approved by conference and demand he backs a new referendum...

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What is the Put It To The People march, when is it and where will it take place?

Campaigners to renew demand for a public vote on the final Brexit deal...

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Brexit: Put It To The People march demanding Final Say referendum to take place six days before UK leaves EU

Politicians of all parties hail fresh demonstration at pivotal moment – with current stalemate poised to 'go down to the wire'...

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Yellow vests: Six arrested and two police officers assaulted as violence erupts at central London march

Both officers treated in hospital for actual bodily harm and common assault injuries...

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Amazon pays zero federal taxes for second year in succession despite doubling profits, says new report

Company says it paid all taxes it was legally required to...

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Massive restoration of world's forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests

New findings suggest trees are 'our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change', says scientist...

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Portland police commander Jeff Niiya investigated for texts with far-right group

Department launches probe after messages with right-wing activist Joey Gibson emerge...

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US 'tells India it respects its right to self-defence' after cross-border militant attack kills 44 paramilitary police

Pakistan has denied involvement in car bomb attack in Kashmir...

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Angela Merkel defends Nato allies after criticism from US vice president Mike Pence over Iran deal

German chancellor offers strong defence of nuclear agreement and multilateral cooperation...

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Flybmi airline blames 'Brexit uncertainty' as it cancels operations and files for administration

British regional airline Flybmi has cancelled all of its flights and is filing for administration...

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Grayling attacked over 'disastrous' privatisation after probation firms collapse

Transport secretary faces calls for resignation...

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Man charged with murdering three pensioners appears at Exeter court

Alexander Lewis Ranwell will appear at Exeter Crown Court...

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Tesla speeding at 128mph before crash almost cut other car in half

Force of impact caused Infiniti SUV to flip on its roof leaving three passengers with serious injuries...

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Kashmir attack: India says Pakistan had 'direct hand' in blast that killed 44 people

Dimplomatic tensions escalate between New Delhi and Islamabad...

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Man jailed for 'repugnant' attack on homeless people sleeping in tent in shop doorway

'This wasn't a joke. This wasn't a bit of fun. This was a serious assault that has resulted in two men being sent to prison'...

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Amazon invites Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to 'see for yourself' after she alleges 'dehumanising conditions' for workers

Offer came as tech giant pulled out of plan to open major operation in New York...

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Policeman 'tracked teenager using Snapchat then climbed through bedroom window to rape her'

Counter-terrorism officer Peter Drummond accused of sex attacks at 14-year-old's home...

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Kark Marx's London grave vandalised for second time in two weeks

'Whatever you think about Marx's legacy, this is not the way to make the point,' says cemetery charity...

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UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast

Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today...

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Mental health patients at risk of suicide discharged from NHS without adequate support

Patients with complex mental health problems and addiction issues being told the NHS can't treat them until they've addressed drug use...

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A Life in Focus: Mehdi Bazargan, religious moderate who lasted nine months as Khomeini's first prime minister

The Independent revisits the life of a notable figure. This week: Mehdi Bazargan, first prime minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, from Saturday 21 January 1995...

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Sex aged 10, drug dealing and brutal violence: The hidden epidemic of vulnerable girls being exploited by county lines gangs

'I was passed around like a minion. It was like I wasn't really there. I could get up, clean myself off, and I would forget that something had happened five minutes...

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Extreme neo-Nazi 'death cults' drawing in children as young as 13, report warns

Exclusive: Children as young as 13 being drawn into ideologies 'harder, darker and more committed than ever before'...

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Top US investor in charge of $4bn Russian hedge fund jailed over alleged £29m fraud

Prosecutors allege Michael Calvey conspired with criminal gang to defraud bank...

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Man dies at Sussex care home as neighbours block ambulances sent to treat him in row over parking

Paramedics unable to reach home for over three hours after couple obstructed entrance with two cars...

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New fabrics grown in fermenting tanks could stop tiny plastic fibres polluting world's oceans

'You need to come up with something that works with the cycles of nature, and the logical answer is to use the same building blocks as nature'...

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Petition seeks to save labradors from being put down after having teeth replaced with human implants

Comedian Ricky Gervais and Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan back calls to save animals, which had third of their teeth pulled out...

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Rape charity hotline bombarded with 'racist abuse' from Tommy Robinson supporters

Rape Crisis had its services disrupted after receiving large volume of abusive phone calls...

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Eurostar delays: Thousands of passengers face disruption due to Second World War bomb

Thousands of passengers in Paris for a late Valentine's getaway could be stranded in French capital...

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St Petersburg: University building partly collapses in Russian city

A university in St Petersburg has partially collapsed, according to Russian state news...

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'Nice bloke' fighting for life after being run over with own car while thieves were stealing it

One man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder...

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'Super snow moon' on 19 February will be biggest and brightest of the entire year

Second supermoon of the year also known as a 'hunger moon'...

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Couple charged with child neglect for 'starving baby' with vegan diet

'I've never seen a child to this level, this close to possible death'...

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Shamima Begum: UK may be powerless to stop runaway Isis bride returning, admits justice secretary

'Obviously we have to act within the powers that we have. We can't make people stateless,' says David Gauke, in comments which appear contradict those of home s...

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