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The UK's Labour party will join forces with Tory rebels in an attempt to force Theresa May into giving MPs a veto on the final Brexit deal, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Titanic letter written day before disaster fetches €141,000 at auction

A letter written a day before the Titanic sank by one of the disaster's victims has sold for a record-breaking £126,000 (€141,000) at auction.

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Maltese government offers €1m to discover who killed journalist

Malta's government on Saturday offered an "unprecedented" €1m reward and full protection for anyone with information on who killed an investigative reporter with ...

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Populist billionaire's eurosceptic party wins big in Czech Republic

Andrej Babis and his ANO movement decisively won the Czech Republic's election today in a vote that shifted the country to the right.

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WHO chief now rethinking Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post

After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organisation is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ...

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Catalan leader attacks Spanish PM's move to dissolve regional government

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has said Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to "humiliate" Catalonia is an "attack on democracy".

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The Moon photobombed the Sun during Nasa readings

It passed between our star and Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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Trump will not block release of secret JFK assassination documents

US President Donald Trump does not intend to block the scheduled release of thousands of secret government documents related to President John F Kennedy's assassination. ...

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Taliban claim responsibility for suicide attack which killed 15 army officers at Afghan military academy

A suicide attack has killed 15 army officers west of Afghanistan's capital Kabul.

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'State of war' in Somalia as truck blast death toll hits 358

Somalia's president is expected to announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group after last week's truck bombing which killed 358 people in Mogadishu. ...

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Spanish PM Rajoy seeks direct power to dissolve Catalan government

Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy has said he wants the country's senate to give him direct power to dissolve the regional Catalan government and call an election ...

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Steve Bannon lambasts George W Bush's 'destructive' presidency

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon has described former US president George W Bush as bumbling and inept, criticising his "destructive" presidency from 2000-2008. ...

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Spanish cabinet meets to revoke self-government in Catalonia

The Spanish government is preparing to activate a constitutional article to take control of the Catalonia region in a bid to stop a rebellion from separatist politicians. ...

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Man arrested after 4 stabbed in Munich

Latest: A man has been arrested after four people were stabbed in Munich, Bavarian police said.

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LA judge throws out $417m award to woman who said talc caused her ovarian cancer

A judge has thrown out a $417m jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. ...

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140 arrested in Malawi over 'vampires' hysteria mob attacks

Around 140 people have been arrested in Malawi after deadly mob attacks on people suspected of being "vampires".

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Astronaut repairs camera on spacewalk despite tether and jetpack problems

A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a misfunctioning jetpack ...

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Catalonia is an essential part of Spain, according to King Felipe

Spain's King Felipe VI has spoken out forcefully against Catalonia's independence drive, saying all Spaniards must respect each other and the law.

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Death toll in Somalia's worst ever terror attack rises to 358

The death toll in Somalia's worst ever terror attack has risen to 358.

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World Health Organisation makes Robert Mugabe a 'goodwill ambassador'

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses.

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Report finds that 152 Afghan trainees have gone Awol in the US since 2005

Investigators say at least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone Awol.

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Police release shocking footage of thief stealing crash victim’s belongings as he lay dying on road

After a pedestrian was hit by a car, an opportunistic thief in another vehicle pinched items which had been scattered in the crash.

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Want to control your dreams? Scientists say these are the three things you need to do

Researchers say it might also help you sleep better.

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One killed, several injured, after knife rampage in Polish shopping centre

One person has died and seven others were hurt after a man attacked people with a knife at a shopping mall in south-eastern Poland.

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Man who shared abuse images in online paedophile ring cries as he gets two years

A paedophile in England who shared images of children as young as eight months old being sexually abused wept as he was jailed for two years today.

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'Suicide molecule' could lead to fail-safe cancer therapy, scientists say

A "suicide molecule" that forces tumours to self-destruct could open the door to fail-safe cancer therapy, scientists believe.

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Four injured after pair of wild boars go on rampage in Germany

A pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the northern German town of Heide.

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This drone footage shows the devastation in the Syrian city of Raqqa

The city has been all but destroyed during fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group.

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Donald Trump gets UK crime figures in a twist with Islamic terror' link blunder

Donald Trump has controversially linked an increase in recorded crime with the "spread of radical Islamic terror" in the UK.

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In unusual step Pope sends letter of condolence to mark death of Maltese journalist

Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolence to Malta following the car bomb killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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This might be the reason why you are afraid of spiders

New research says it’s an evolutionary trait.

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Spain to announce Catalan control measures tomorrow

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said his government will announce specific measures tomorrow to take control of the Catalonia region, now that an agreement ...

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UK general election candidate denies stirring racial hatred by praising Hitler

An independent candidate in June's British general election has denied stirring up racial hatred by praising Adolf Hitler and calling for Jews in present-day Germany ...

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Spain's government and opposition agree to hold Catalan election in January

A Spanish opposition politician has said her Socialist party and Spain’s government have reached an agreement to hold a regional election in Catalonia in January ...

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Could this newly discovered moon chasm be home to mankind’s first lunar colony?

There’s a large crater in the Marius Hills region that is connected to huge lava tunnel.

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US backed Syrian forces declare victory in IS capital, Raqqa

A US-backed Syrian force has declared victory over Islamic State in its former de facto capital of Raqqa, declaring the city free of any extremist presence.

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Rohingya children facing 'hell on earth', warns Unicef

The children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Burma are experiencing a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and ...

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Pro-independence Catalans withdraw cash in banks relocation protest

Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing symbolic amounts of money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations ...

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Pollution claimed nine million lives globally in 2015.

Exposure to man-made chemicals killedclaimed nine million lives in 2015 – one in six of all deaths, researchers have said

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Australia's Prime Minister dismisses North Korea letter as 'anti-Trump rant'

Australia's Prime Minister has dismissed an extraordinary letter from North Korea to the Australian Parliament and other countries as a "rant" against President ...

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Theresa May plea to EU for Brexit deal 'we can defend to our people'

Theresa May has issued a direct plea to EU leaders to clear the way for a Brexit deal which she can sell to British voters.

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Donald Trump gives himself 'a 10' for response to Puerto Rico hurricanes

President Donald Trump has given himself a "10" for his response to the widespread devastation Puerto Rico suffered after back-to-back hurricanes.

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Donald Trump's talks with families of fallen soldiers 'sacred', says White House

White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman today, accusing her of politicising what he called a ...

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George W. Bush hits out at 'emboldened bigotry' in US politics

Former US president George W. Bush has denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of "nativism", isolationism and conspiracy theories ...

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Vladimir Putin accuses West of double standards in Catalonia crisis

Russian president Vladimir Putin claims a stand-off over Catalonia's independence has been spawned by Western double standards in treating secessionist movements.

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MH17 investigators appeal for information about photo of Buk missile

The team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine has appealed for information about a photograph prosecutors believe features the rocket ...

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Lego is celebrating Nasa’s pioneering women with a new 231-piece set

The minifigures include a computer scientist, a physicist and two astronauts.

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Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian government, US envoy says

Donald Trump's Middle East envoy has said Hamas must renounce violence and commit to negotiations with Israel if it wants to play a role in any Palestinian government. ...

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Is China actually a communist country?

It’s a difficult question to answer.

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Woman gets 15 years for 'abhorrent' sexual abuse of 11-year-old boy

A woman has been jailed in England for the "truly abhorrent" sexual abuse of an 11-year-old boy.

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