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An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing holiday have been killed after their charter plane crashed into a shopping mall in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, shortly after take-off.

Delays getting into terminals at Heathrow after small protest

Protesters are staging a demonstration at Heathrow airport to oppose plans for a third runway at the UK's biggest airport.

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Marine Le Pen cancels meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti over headscarf demand

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has refused to go into a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf.

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Post mortem unable to determine cause of Kim Jong Nam's death

A cause of death has not yet been determined for the half-brother of North Korea's leader who died last week after apparently being poisoned in the budget terminal ...

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Malaysia pledges impartial probe into Kim Jong Nam's death

The investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un is being carried out in an impartial manner, Malaysia's ambassador ...

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More than 100 injured as trains collide in South Africa

Two trains have collided in the South African capital Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people, paramedics said.

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Small plane crashes into shopping centre near Melbourne, Australia

An official says a light plane, with five people aboard, has crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Melbourne.

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Q&A: Here's what's happening with the Brexit Bill debate at the House of Lords

The Bill is expected to complete its passage by March 7, unless peers request amendments.

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Trump chooses military strategist as national security adviser

He's "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience," said Trump.

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See the scenes in London as thousands gather to protest against Donald Trump's state visit

MPs were debating a petition, signed by more than 1.85 million people, on whether the state visit should be downgraded.

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Costume shops running out of Donald Trump wigs in Austria

"You have to do a lot of back-combing. But you can get it done."

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Russian ambassador to United Nations Vitaly Churkin dies

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York aged 64, officials said.

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Mike Pence insists US has 'strong commitment' to Europe

"Whatever our differences, our two continents share the same heritage, the same values and above all the same purpose."

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Five South Koreans convicted in fatal German exorcism case

The court concluded that the defendants had genuinely believed they were driving a demon out of the woman's body.

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A woman in a wheelchair has become the first to compete in Miss World

“I really hope it sends a message that no matter what your race, size or disability you are beautiful.”

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Britain enjoys warmest day of the year so far

Banjo the dog is having plenty of fun while cooling off!

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Helen Bailey murder trial jury to begin deliberations on Tuesday

The Electra Brown writer was found submerged in human sewage alongside her faithful companion, Boris the dog.

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Donald Trump reiterates criticism of Sweden's immigration policies

People in Sweden have been scratching their heads since Trump suggested that some sort of incident had occurred in their country.

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'Spiderman' thief among three convicted over art heist in Paris

An agile thief nicknamed "Spiderman", an antiques dealer and an art expert have been sentenced to prison.

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Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been refused permission to launch a "totally unique" High Court fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him ...

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Footage has emerged of Kim Jong Nam's 'assassination' in Malaysia

Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother died in Malaysia last week.

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Towie star's boyfriend allegedly 'took in £500,000 a week dispatching cocaine on mopeds', court hears

Towie star Cara Kilbey went from fine dining at Nobu and The Ivy to hunting "buy one get one free" bargains after meeting her alleged drug dealer boyfriend, her ...

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Four Russian soldiers die in Syria roadside bombing

Four Russian servicemen were killed in Syria when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, officials have said.

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Killer 'slept next to girlfriend's body' after bludgeoning her to death

An alcoholic slept for a night next to the body of his girlfriend after he had bludgeoned over the head with a lump hammer, a court has heard.

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Drug dealer who drove '70 metres with police officer on bonnet' jailed

A drug dealer tried to run over a policeman to avoid arrest and drove around 70 metres with the officer on his bonnet.

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Russia denies 'absurd' claims by Montenegro over alleged coup plot

Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting a coup attempt that included plans to kill the Balkan country's ...

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Adolf Hitler's wartime telephone sells at auction for $243,000

A telephone used by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War has been sold at auction for $243,000.

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Acropolis among ancient sites in Greece to close during strike

The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Greece are closed to the public after guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government.

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Famine declared in two countries of war-torn South Sudan

Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the county's government and three UN agencies.

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EU reassured about US relations after 'open and frank' talks with Mike Pence

US vice president Mike Pence has reassured European Union officials about the Trump administration's stance towards the EU, according to European Council president ...

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Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by former employee

Uber's chief executive has ordered an urgent investigation into a sexual harassment claim made by a former employee who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated ...

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Croydon tram crash investigation suggests the driver had 'lost awareness'

The lack of emergency braking by a tram involved in a fatal crash suggests the driver "lost awareness", an investigation has found.

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North Korean envoy denounces Malaysia's probe into 'assassination'

North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur has denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half-brother of the country's ruler.

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Iraqi troops push into IS-held southern outskirts of Mosul

Iraqi forces have reached the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new push to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of the city.

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Hundreds more migrants cross Morocco border fence into Spanish territory

Around 350 migrants have crossed a fence into a Spanish territory in North Africa, according to the Red Cross.

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Mike Pence hoping to 'deepen' US relationship with EU during Brussels talks

Vice President Mike Pence said today the US intended to "deepen our relationship with the European Union and the European community".

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These signs from Boston's Stand Up For Science rally are next level

“No science, no beer!”

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47 people on trial over coup assassination bid targeting Turkey's president

A trial has opened in southern Turkey for 47 people accused of attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the failed coup, while he was on holiday ...

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At least 14 die after brakes fail on bus carrying students in the Philippines

At least 14 people, most of them college students on a camping trip, were killed when their bus had a braking failure on a downhill road in the Philippines and slammed ...

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Internet boss Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, New Zealand judge rules

Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the US to face criminal charges, a New Zealand judge has ruled.

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Our gift of the day: Sir David Attenborough is set to return with Blue Planet II

The new series will delight audiences with new technology and never-before-filmed animals.

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Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea as tensions grow over 'assassination'

Malaysia's ambassador to North Korea has been recalled from Pyongyang amid rising tensions over the suspected assassination of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur.

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Donald Trump tells baffled Swedes his 'terror' comments referred to US TV show

Donald Trump has explained remarks that suggested Sweden had suffered a terrorist attack by saying they referred to something he saw on television.

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Police officer dies after home-made bomb explodes near Bogota bullring

A Colombian police officer has been killed and up to 31 people injured after a home-made bomb exploded near Bogota's bullring today.

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Donald Trump steps up search for new national security adviser

President Donald Trump has been stepping up his search for a national security adviser as well as focusing on healthcare in talks with his health and budget chiefs. ...

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The delayed SpaceX launch has finally gone off without a hitch

Elon Musk’s rocket successfully took off from the same launchpad as Apollo 11.

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Body of two-year-old boy recovered from river in Scotland

A two-year-old boy has died after being recovered from a river in Scotland.

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SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

Space exploration company SpaceX has successfully launched a rocket from Nasa's historic moon pad.

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Police at Thai temple step up hunt for monk wanted for money laundering

Police in Thailand sent fresh forces to a Buddhist temple on Sunday hunting for a monk accused of money laundering.

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Mayor 'may ban highest polluting cars from London streets'

Certain cars could be entirely banned from London's streets in an effort to combat the city's "toxic" air, mayor Sadiq Khan has hinted.

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