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DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr to face by-election after recall petition over Sri Lanka holiday scandal

Just 7,099 constituents signed the recall petition, while 7,543 people were required to force a by-election...

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Scores of cases of alleged poor care on Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust maternity unit to be reviewed

'It is important that any families who have any questions or concerns over their care are given the chance to have them explored'...

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Scientists discover why many Alzheimer's drugs fail and identify one that may work

'There haven't been any new drugs last 15 years, so it's very promising to have uncovered a reason why some of that research may have failed'...

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Pussy Riot: Who is Pyotr Verzilov and how is he involved with the anti-Putin punk protest collective?

Feminist guerrilla art group known for daring demonstrations against Kremlin oppression...

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Couple who fell ill in Salisbury Prezzo discharged from hospital as police probe mystery circumstances

Pair's illness had sparked fears of another novichok poisoning but police say incident 'not being treated as suspicious'...

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Record number of students through clearing as universities scramble to fill course places

'Universities feeling the pinch will have taken generous view of entry qualifications to fill places'...

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Labour to ban credit card betting to tackle 'public health emergency' from problem gambling

Crackdown would also outlaw adverts during live sport - and require banks to stop online transactions if requested...

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Rail: government brings in British Airways man to advise on better trains

Keith Williams, who was BA boss until 2016, is to lead what the government claims will be the most significant review of rail since privatisation...

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Millions of unpaid carers putting own health at risk to look after loved ones, councils warn

Rising demand for care and increasing cost of providing it leaving 5.7 million unpaid carers unable to take break from caring roles, warns Local Government Association (LGA)...

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Three quarters of EU workers currently in UK would not be eligible under proposed immigration shake-up

Prominent think tank the IPPR said 97 per cent of current EU employees in UK hospitality industry would be ineligible under new Migration Advisory Committee guidance...

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Storm Ali: Two dead after 100mph winds lash UK and Ireland

Woman thrown from cliff in caravan and man killed by falling tree as raging winds batter country...

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High-gluten diet during pregnancy increases child's type 1 diabetes risk, study suggests

'Public should be aware of the possibility that consuming large amounts of gluten might be harmful,' say researchers...

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Family of murdered PC Keith Palmer demand answers over Westminster security that had 'not functioned for years'

PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood...

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Theresa May announces crackdown on people smugglers advertising services on Facebook

Government hopes to cut migration off at the source...

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Theresa May to accept checks between Northern Ireland and Great Britain in major concession to avoid Brexit no-deal

Senior UK officials signal that regulatory checks at Irish Sea ports are now on the table...

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Trump visits North Carolina after Hurricane Florence: 'We're ready to do whatever we have to'

Local officials have asked that the president keep on supporting impacted areas in the months ahead as recovery gets underway...

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Yemen crisis: Five million children at risk of starvation, Save the Children warns

'Millions of children don't know when or if their next meal will come'...

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Trainers rated the most popular type of shoe in the UK, claims poll

Men own less pairs but spend more on the average pair, survey finds...

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'I was gearing up for suicide': How London's knife crime epidemic has created a crisis in youth mental health

'It's not normal that I was coming home to a block that has blood on the stairs. It's not normal that I experienced my friend die not due to natural causes, but...

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Celia Barquin Arozamena: Man accused of murdering female golf star had 'urge to rape and kill a woman'

Accused killer Collin Daniel Richards has injuries from struggle...

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Flood frequency of world's largest river has increased fivefold, study finds

'With a few minor exceptions, there has been extreme floods in the Amazon basin every year from 2009 to 2015'...

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Final Say: Alastair Campbell says Labour should back new Brexit referendum to 'boost electoral standing'

The Independent's campaign for a Final Say referendum has been backed by more than 810,000 people...

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Africa's three biggest elephant poaching cartels exposed using DNA from illegal ivory shipments

Evidence from genetics analysis of tusks from major shipments will help link individual criminals to wider networks and bring them to justice...

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Telford sex ring victim's father tells EDL and Britain First to stop using her image to promote Islamophobia

Vicky Round was groomed from the age of 11 by men of Pakistani origin...

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Undercover video footage shows cattle being beaten at Devon slaughterhouse

Footage shows abattoir workers hitting cows with what appears to be a pipe...

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Westminster attack inquests: Khalid Masood's mother 'feared he would kill' because of extreme violence and crime

Terrorist converted to Islam in prison and told his children he was 'going to die fighting for God'...

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Haider al-Abadi is losing his grip on power - but it will likely mean little change for Iraq's government

Analysis: Prime Minister Abadi has been left with little choice but to leave his post, but it will likely mean little in a system that favours political stalemate...

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Here's a list of items in the latest North and South Korea peace agreement

The peninsula may face some backlash from the US about parts of the agreement...

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Obama refugee director attacks Trump administration's record low cap: 'People will die'

The Trump administration recently announced it would cap the number of refugees admitted into the US next year at 30,000...

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Stars in Milky Way moving 'like ripples on pond' after near collision with another galaxy

'It is a bit like throwing a stone in a pond, which displaces the water'...

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Storm Ali: Man in 20s killed by falling tree as 91mph winds batter Northern Ireland

A man in his 20s has been killed and another in his 40s was seriously injured by a falling tree as they worked in a park in Northern Ireland...

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Bristol University cleaner enjoys holiday to Jamaica paid for by students

Long-serving staff member shares pictures from the trip with his wife Denise...

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Corbyn adviser claims 'deep state' could be working to undermine new Labour government

Commons authorities are investigating reports senior Corbyn aide was working in parliament without correct security clearance...

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May's government accused of 'trampling over democracy' by approving fracking at second well near Blackpool

Cuadrilla says it now hopes to start fracking at two wells in Lancashire within weeks...

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Foreign Office advises dual UK-Iranian nationals against all but 'essential' travel to Iran

The Foreign Office has advised UK-Iranian dual nationals against all but "essential" travel to Iran...

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Logan Circle stabbing: Manhunt for three suspects after woman killed in Washington

Washington officials have yet to locate three people in connection with the killing...

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Middleton shooting: Active shooter reported in Wisconsin with 'multiple gunmen'

Police are responding to an active shooter in Wisconsin...

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Potholes: How engineers are working to fill in the gaps

Bumps in the road are dangerous, expensive and difficult to fix...

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Experts warn of drink-spiking epidemic as cases 'double in three years'

'Victims feel like they won't be believed. They rack their brains to figure out what happened the night before, but because of the effects of the drugs they can'...

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Security guard seriously injured after man stealing chocolate worth £1.79 launches 'frenzied attack'

Suspect returned to punch and kick guard for around 30 seconds...

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13-year-old boy dies of allergic reaction after having 'cheese thrown down his T-shirt', inquest hears

Karanbir Cheema died 10 days after incident at school in Greenford...

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Masontown shooting: Multiple injured including police officer at Pennsylvania courthouse

The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokesperson for Fayette County Emergency Management confirmed. Four victims have been transported to hospitals...

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No-deal Brexit: UK police forced to divert officers to new unit working out how to cope

'Our collective ability to map terrorist and criminal networks across Europe would be reduced'...

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The female football fans fighting ingrained prejudices to end period poverty

'A lot of men have said if females are getting free tampons, can we get free razors, free beer, free deodorant, and free shaving foam. People were asking for free pies at...

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Denis Norden: Comedy writer who became a much-loved TV presenter with It'll Be All Right on the Night

While he became a household name fronting a show about bloopers, Norden was a brilliant comedian and one half of a legendary comedy-writing partnership...

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Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford 'receiving vicious harassment and death threats'

Trump says he'll have to 'make a decision' on nominee if accuser gives 'credible testimony'...

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Senior female MPs pressuring government to publish gender breakdown of political candidates

Women MPs still only account for 32 per cent of the House of Commons...

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Paul Manafort's ties to Russia mean he may have been blackmailed by the Kremlin

The country's use of the tactic is so widespread that one scholar of modern day Russia has described the nation as a 'blackmail state'...

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Border Patrol agent accused of 12-day killing spree deliberately targeted 'community of vulnerable people'

'It's difficult to get into the mind of a killer, but what we do know, is that he carried out these murders in a cold and callous way'...

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Ohio manhunt continues for fugitive who said he wanted to 'put a bullet' in Donald Trump

Police say he has is a wilderness survivalist and has stolen cars and guns while on the run...

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Betsy DeVos encourages students to not 'be nasty' on Twitter - so one student asks her about Trump

'It just seems like our current president is the prime example of hiding behind Twitter handles,' one student says...

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Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arrested by anti-corruption agency

Detention comes after ex-leader was earlier charged with multiple counts of criminal breach of trust and and money laundering...

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Donald Trump says 'a lot of people' have asked him to fire Jeff Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

The president has not held back against his own attorney general in a series of comments to reporters...

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Violent crime to be treated as 'public health issue' to reduce stabbings and shootings in London

'Causes of violent crime are many years in the making and solutions will take time,' Sadiq Khan says...

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Orla Keily ends: Fashion brand Orla Kiely collapses into administration

Stores in UK and Ireland have already been shut...

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Royal Mail chairman steps down after chief executive pay deal row

Shareholders rejected Rico Back's £640,000 salary - He also received close to £6m as a 'golden hello'...

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EU tells Theresa May to go back to Brexit drawing board

Council President Donald Tusk says proposals on the economic relationship need to be 'reworked'...

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Grenfell Tower firefighter begged fire chiefs to abandon 'stay-put' advice on arriving at burning building, inquest hears

A fire officer begged his superiors to abandon stay-put advice being given to Grenfell Tower residents within minutes of arriving at the burning block, the official inquiry in...

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Rejection of Theresa May's Brexit plan could trigger second referendum, admits Treasury minister

A Treasury minister has admitted that rejection of Theresa May's Chequers plan could trigger "a second referendum" and halt Brexit "altogether"...

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Science news in brief: From rolling water droplets to plastic and sea turtles

And a roundup of other stories from around the world...

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Tesco's new discount chain Jack's will be 'cheapest in town' and focus on 'Britishness'

New chain will create up to 375 new jobs and will be cheaper to run, allowing it to offer lower prices, chief executive Dave Lewis said...

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Woman pretended daughter was injured in Manchester attack for insurance claim

Susan Pain, 51, 'exploited human suffering' to make years of fraudulent claims amounting to £140,000...

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Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Senator tells men to 'shut up and step up' over sexual assault allegations

'Do the right thing for a change,' Democratic senator says...

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Controversial plans to strip local people of power to block fracking applications in trouble after Tory revolt

Fast-track proposal could mean test drilling 'at the end of your garden without you being able to have a say', ministers told...

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Willie Nelson on angry Republicans: 'I don't care'

Conservatives are upset with the country music legend over his planned concert in support of Texas Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke...

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Nawaz Sharif released from prison as Pakistan court suspends sentence

Decision follows three-time prime minister's disqualification from holding office by Supreme Court in July 2017...

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Tesco's Jack's has a silly name but it's a better bet to succeed than Asbury's

The Competition & Market's Autority serendipitously announced a fullscale investigation into Sainsbury's planned merger with Asda on the day Tesco formally l...

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Los Angeles fur ban: Where else in the world is fox, mink and sable prohibited?

City of Angels becomes world's biggest to outlaw controversial fashion items...

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US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of committing 'hundreds' of drug rapes

'We believe the defendants used good looks and charm to lower inhibitions of potential prey,' says district attorney...

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Online grooming film about 14-year-old murder victim Breck Bednar to be shown in schools

'Breck's story shows how easily grooming can happen,' says victim's mother...

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Young boy arrested for spiking strawberries in Australia with needles

Police investigating more than 100 reports of contaminated fruit...

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London stabbing: Murder investigation launched after man attacked in north London

Man dies at scene after suffering severe stab wound...

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New high-speed train to connect Las Vegas and Southern California in two hours

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Organic yoghurts most sugary on supermarket shelves, warns study

Food industry has 'key role' in reducing sugar consumption, public health officials say...

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Denis Norden: It'll Be Alright On The Night host was revolutionary in his heyday

Norden and Frank Muir enjoyed a highly productive 17-year writing partnership, during which they penned several legendary BBC radio comedy shows...

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Treasury Committee touts Brexit Britain as possible global centre for Bitcoin. Oh dear

The committee is in many ways stating the obvious with its call for tighter regulation of cryto-currencies, but its suggestion that Britain could become its global centre with...

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Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund raises $11bn loan

Loan was larger than initially planned due to strong interest from banks...

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Imran Khan visits Saudi Arabia in first official visit as Pakistan Prime Minister

PM arrives in country amid suggestion from finance minister he will seek financial help to stave off the likelihood of another IMF bailout...

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UK inflation spikes unexpectedly to six-month high, sending pound sterling up

UK inflation spiked unexpectedly to a six month high in August, sending the pound up sharply...

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Storm Ali - LIVE: Gusts of wind up to 80mph lash UK and Ireland as Met Office warns of flying debris and 'risk to life'

One woman has already died in Ireland after her caravan was blown over a cliff...

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Storm Ali blows caravan off a cliff 'with woman in her 50s' believed to be inside

Winds from Storm Ali have blown a caravan off a cliff with a woman believed to be inside...

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Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund set for busiest year yet as spending spree ramps up

Investments are part of plans — unveiled after collapse in crude prices in mid-2014 — to create world's biggest sovereign fund with more than $2 trillion in assets...

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Belgium to demand British cash for migrant policing from Theresa May at Salzburg summit

UK already pays France for border policing...

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Freddie Oversteegen: Dutch resistance fighter who lured Nazi soldiers into deadly ambushes

She and her comrades coaxed members of the SS into traps where they would be executed...

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Tesla rival Lucid gets breath of life from Saudi sovereign wealth fund

$1bn investment comes just weeks after Elon Musk said kingdom had ploughed money into his electric vehicle firm...

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Peter Jackson 'might testify' against Weinstein in Ashley Judd's lawsuit, lawyer says

Judd's civil suit accused the Hollywood producer of discouraging Jackson in 1998 from casting her in Lord of the Rings...

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Sainsbury's-Asda £12bn merger faces in-depth competition probe

Regulator will consider whether the tie-up could lead to less choice, higher prices or worse quality services...

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Theresa May says EU proposals on Irish border still 'totally unacceptable' ahead of crucial Salzburg Brexit summit

'No side can demand something totally unacceptable from the other, such as an external border between parts of the UK'...

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Los Angeles is banning the sale of animal fur

Supporters hope action will encourage similar bans around globe...

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Amazon launches in Turkey

The e-commerce giant's latest operation will sell books, electronics, tools, toys, and baby goods, among other lines, including ranges from over 1,000 Turkish businesses...

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Final Say: Alastair Campbell to answer questions on Reddit about the campaign for a People's Vote

Former Labour spin doctor will be online discussing campaign for People's Vote...

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Ohio police launch 100-officer manhunt for fugitive who threatened to 'put a bullet' in Donald Trump's head

Shawn Richard Christy, a self-described 'survivalist', has evaded authorities by stealing supplies and living in wooded areas...

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No-deal Brexit must be ruled out to save motor industry, warns SMMT

Follows announcements of shorter working week for Jaguar workers and BMW plant shutdown...

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'Wild West' of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin must be regulated, says Treasury Committee

Consumers need protection from 'litany' of risks with new laws,...

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Cricklewood mosque crash: Police investigate after claims 'anti-Islamic slogans' were shouted

Hit-and-run collision not being treated as terrorism, Met says...

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North and South Korean leaders sign joint agreement on denuclearisation in 'leap forward' for peace

The North and South Korean leaders presented a joint agreement during their summit in Pyongyang on Wednesday that Kim Jong-un said represented a "leap forward" for p...

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Paramedic suspended after being filmed dancing in uniform at techno festival where two people died

Man was filmed dancing while on his break...

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Teachers in England have lowest job satisfaction of all English-speaking countries, study finds

'It is not surprising that so many teachers are leaving the profession when morale is this low'...

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'People's manifesto' to save British wildlife from 'mass extinction in our own backyard' launched by Chris Packham

'I think we have normalised these declines that we talk about so freely ... We need to be more terrified about what they actually mean'...

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Mosquitoes eating microplastics raise fears of pollution harming birds and bats

Insects retain shards of plastic in their bodies when they mature from aquatic larvae into winged adult forms...

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