Tony Blair indicates stopping Brexit more important than Labour election win in UK

Stopping Brexit is a more important priority than Labour winning the next election in Britain, former British prime minister Tony Blair suggested as he criticised ...

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California wildfire continues to spread as firefighters mourn colleague’s death

The so-called Thomas Fire, the fourth-largest in California history, was 35% contained last night after sweeping across 400 square milessince it erupted on December ...

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Two killed after strong earthquake hits Indonesia’s Java Island

Two people were killed and dozens of homes severely damaged when a strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island last night.

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Thousands of Romanians and European royals turn out for King Michael funeral

Tens of thousands of Romanians joined European royals today to pay their respects to late King Michael as a state funeral got underway in Bucharest.

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Nigeria troops arrest 400 Boko Haram fighters and families

Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the islands of Lake Chad, ...

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German child rescued after locking himself into safe

A young child has been rescued, after locking himself into a safe in Germany.

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Theresa May warned not to accept plans that would leave UK a ’colony’ of Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned not to accept European Union plans which would leave the UK a "colony" of Brussels for two years after Brexit.

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Austria’s conservatives strike coalition deal with far-right Freedom Party

Conservative and nationalist parties in Austria have reached a deal on creating a new coalition government that will make 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz the new chancellor ...

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Rare sea lion attacks shut down cove in San Francisco Bay

Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove have led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers as officials try to determine the reason for ...

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Canadian billionaire and wife found dead in ’suspicious’ circumstances in Toronto home

A Canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead in what police say are "suspicious" circumstances.

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Trump criticised FBI after texts reveal agent called him a ’loathsome human’

Donald Trump has again criticised the FBI, this time at one of its own graduation ceremonies.

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Major Hollywood players start commission for sexual misconduct

Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct ...

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UK mother poisoned son to avoid going to Syria with jihadi husband

A woman in the UK repeatedly gave her son anti-psychotic drugs and poison in a desperate bid to avoid being forced to travel to Syria by her jihadi husband, a court ...

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Judge temporarily blocks Trump rules reducing access to free contraception

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control.

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Austrian coalition deal to make Sebastian Kurz youngest leader in Europe

Conservative and nationalist parties in Austria have reached a deal on creating a new coalition government that will make 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz the new chancellor ...

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Cheers and singing as Zanu-PF seals fate of ousted Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's ruling party has sealed the fate of ousted president Robert Mugabe amid cheers and singing at a Zanu-PF party congress.

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US diplomat gets tougher after suggestion of unconditional North Korea talks

America's top diplomat has stepped back from an offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right ...

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Peru's president faces impeachment proceedings over payments

Politicians in Peru have initiated impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over payments a decade ago from a Brazilian company at the heart ...

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UK mother who lost four children in house blaze tragedy begged to be moved to a safe house, family say

A mother whose four children were killed in a UK house fire begged to be moved to a safe house earlier that week, their family said.

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Latest: Vatican responds to Australia child abuse report

The Vatican has said the devastating report by Australia's Royal Commission into institutional sex abuse is "thorough" and deserves to be "studied seriously".

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British royal police officer viewed indecent images by posing as teenage girl online

A British police officer for the British royal family posed online as a 17-year-old girl "for kicks" and viewed more than 1,000 indecent pictures, a court heard.

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Latest: Amsterdam airport incident 'nothing to do with terrorism', according to spokesman

A man with a knife has been shot at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport

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Former Russian minister handed eight-year jail term for taking €1.7m bribe

Russia’s former economics minister has been handed an eight-year prison sentence after he was convicted of accepting a $2 million (€1.7 million) bribe ...

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Can’t stop taking pictures of yourself? Then you might have ‘selfitis’

Researchers say the condition may be real.

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Latest: May declares she is 'well on road' to Brexit delivery

British Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed the European Council's agreement to give the green light for Brexit talks to move on to their second phase.

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Latest: Trump slams FBI chiefs while claiming he is 'more loyal than anyone' to police

President Donald Trump has attacked the FBI leadership while proclaiming loyalty and support for law enforcement in an address at the agency's training academy.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed on May 19

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is to take place on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace has announced.

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Japan imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Japan froze the assets of 19 companies today to step up pressure on North Korea to return Japanese citizens that it abducted in the 1970s and 1980s.

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UK strip club plan opposed for being too close to Richard III’s grave

A bid to open a new strip club is being opposed because it is too near the resting place of a former English monarch.

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Latest: Two more children die after train hits school bus in France bringing death toll to six

Two more children have died from their injuries after a train sliced open a school bus in France, bringing the death toll to six.

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Dangers highlighted as study shows sixth of parents allow children to drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of underage drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

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Google has helped Nasa find a new solar system with as many planets as our own

Google’s artificial intelligence made the finding using Nasa data.

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Oxford Dictionaries have chosen their word of the year

The word itself is nearly 50 years old.

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Can't stop taking pictures of yourself? You might have Selfitis

Selfitis - or the obsessive taking of selfies - appears to be a genuine condition, research has suggested.

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First scans suggest cigar-shaped space object not an alien craft, say scientists

Astronomers from the University of Hawaii spotted “Oumuamua” in October.

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Your daily hot cuppa may hold another surprising health benefit

Research suggests drinking a cup of hot tea every day could help lower the risk of developing glaucoma.

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Distant solar system matches ours after 8th planet spotted

Another planet has been spotted orbiting a distant star in what is the first discovery of an eight-planet solar system like ours.

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Four children dead and several others injured in train and bus collision in France

Latest: A regional train has hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus.

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Theresa May vows to press on with brexit after humiliating Commons defeat

Theresa May has made clear she will not be deflected from delivering Brexit by her humiliating defeat at the hands of Tory rebels in the House of Commons.

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Trump: We are cutting red tape to defend democracy

Donald Trump has said that by ending excessive regulation his government is "defending democracy and draining the swamp".

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Controversial US neutrality ruling likely to bring big changes to how Americans use the internet

The US government has ended sweeping neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.

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The questions you are probably asking about the £49bn Sky-Fox deal

Walt Disney has mounted a takeover of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets.

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Opponents of refugee quotas give money to bolster EU borders

The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have announced that they plan to spend around €35m to beef up European Union borders as they come under pressure ...

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UK train passenger has ear bitten in row over loud mobile phone conversation

A 24-year-old man in the UK had his ear bitten in a row over mobile phone use on a train, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

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Giant penguins as big as humans may have waddled around Earth 59 million years ago

Fossilised remnants of the ancient creature were found in New Zealand.

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May 'dissapointed' by Commons defeat but 'on course to deliver on Brexit'

Theresa May has insisted that she remains "on course to deliver on Brexit" despite her humiliating defeat in the House of Commons.

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Toddler Poppi denied justice over 'troubling and suspicious' death, UK inquest told

A 13-month-old girl in the UK who died in "troubling" and suspicious circumstances has been "denied justice" an inquest has heard.

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Colossal California wildfire now fourth largest in state's history

The colossal wildfire burning north west of Los Angeles has become the fourth largest in California history.

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Three astronauts return to Earth after six months on ISS

Three astronauts have landed back on Earth after nearly six months on board the International Space Station.

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White House advisor and former Apprentice star denies firing

Former US Apprentice star Omarosa has denied she was fired from her job at the White House - and claims that she has stories to tell about what she has seen and ...

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