Police in England are hunting a man who attempted to kidnap a schoolgirl in an early morning attack, just days after two other girls were left shaken by a similar incident.

Tim Peake is going to spend an extra couple of weeks in space

“Although I am looking forward to being back on Earth and seeing friends and family again, each day spent living in space is a huge privilege.”

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Kenya burns ivory from more than 8,000 elephants in protest against trade

Kenya's president has set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than one ton of rhino horn in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products ...

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See children rescued after 'shoddily constructed' building collapses in Kenya, killing seven

The “shoddily constructed” housing building in the capital collapsed after a downpour of rain.

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Two men have died in a light aircraft crash in the UK

The pilot and passenger on board a light aircraft which crashed in North Yorkshire have died, police have said.

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Anti-government protestors breach Baghdad's green zone compound

Dozens of protesters have climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone and could be seen storming into parliament, carrying Iraqi ...

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad blast that killed at least 21

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing on Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website.

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400 arrested during protest outside AfD conference in Germany

Police have detained about 400 people who were protesting at the national convention of the right-wing Alternative for Germany party in Stuttgart.

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100 year prison sentence for woman who cut baby from stranger's womb

A US judge sentenced a woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination ...

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Drug dealer jailed after leaving ID card in discarded jacket full of drugs

A drug dealer caught after he left his photo identification in a discarded jacket stuffed with heroin and crack cocaine has been jailed, UK police said.

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Car bomb kills 17 and injures 25 in Iraq

Over a dozen people have been killed in a car bomb in Iraq this morning.

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14 dead and 121 injured following building collapse in Nairobi

Fourteen people have been confirmed dead and at least 121 others were injured in the collapse of a residential building in Nairobi during heavy rains, Kenyan officials ...

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'Regime of calm' in place in Syria

What has being called a - regime of calm - is now underway in Syria.

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Donald Trump protesters gather outside California hotel

Several hundred protesters opposing Donald Trump have gathered outside the hotel where he was scheduled to speak to California Republicans.

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One of the world's biggest science experiments has been halted temporarily - by a weasel

A tiny weasel set off an electrical outage after entering a transformer that powers the huge machine.

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Watch Tim Peake manoeuvre a robot called Bridget while orbiting the Earth

The ExoMars rover is nicknamed Bridget after 1960s French movie star Brigitte Bardot.

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More shelling in Syrian city Aleppo brings death toll to at least 200 in a week

31 children are believed to be among the dead.

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'Human error' led to US attack on Afghan hospital, says General

The US attack on a hospital in Afghanistan which killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures, a top general said.

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10 things to know about Bridget, the Mars rover

Here’s what you need to know about the rover set to travel to Mars in 2018.

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Only 53% of UK people hospitalised for self-harm get their mental health assessed

People who self-harm are more at risk of suicide.

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Teenager inspired by serial killers locked up for 27 years for stab murders

A teenage "monster" has been detained for a minimum of 27 years behind bars for stabbing two strangers to death as he tried to be like his idols - the Yorkshire ...

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Tim Peake is going to steer a robot rover on 'Mars' from space

Science Minister Jo Johnson has landed on the simulated Martian landscape in Stevenage.

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A photographer is on a mission to prove that 'crazy cat lady' is nothing more than a stereotype

Holly-Marie Cato has been photographing 20-something women to challenge the notion.

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Two men in court charged with funding Brussels 'Man in the hat' Mohamed Abrini

Two men have appeared in court charged with giving money to Brussels bomb suspect Mohamed Abrini.

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Eurovision bosses on high alert over terrorist attack fears

“Eurovision bosses on high alert over terrorist attack fears” via Goss.ie

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Search operation called off after 11 bodies found following Helicopter crash in Norway

The search operation launched after a helicopter crashed off the coast of western Norway has been called off and all 13 people on board are presumed dead, rescue ...

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Colombia becomes fourth Latin American country to allow gay marriage

It joins only a handful of Latin American nations allowing same-sex couples to marry.

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New air strikes hit Syrian city of Aleppo

A Syrian clinic has been hit by an airstrike - the second time this week that a medical facility has been struck.

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Protests break out at Donald Trump rally in California

Crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County.

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Partner of EastEnders actress Sian Blake admits killing her and their two children

The partner of EastEnders actress Sian Blake admits killing her and their two children, his lawyer has said.

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Watergate scandal reporter Carl Bernstein labels WikiLeaks 'reckless'

Carl Bernstein said the whistle-blowing organisation had “done some useful things” but also acted in a “careless” way.

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US citizen jailed for spying in North Korea

A US citizen of Korean heritage has been jailed for 10 years in North Korea after being convicted of espionage and subversion.

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Scotland to test newborns for alcohol over concerns about drinking in pregnancy

Newborn babies in Scotland are being tested for alcohol after researchers raised concerns that some pregnant mothers are drinking regularly.

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Man accused of murdering EastEnders actress and children to enter pleas

Sian Blake played Frankie Pierre in 56 episodes of EastEnders between 1996 and 1997.

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World should be 'ashamed' of Syria humanitarian crisis: UN

The UN says the world should be "ashamed" after warning people in Syria are starving without medical care.

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Viewers were overwhelmed by the heartbreaking story behind The Extraordinary Case Of Alex Lewis

They thought the family were a true inspiration.

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'Suspicious' white powder sent to Donald Trump's campaign office

An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance has been opened at Trump Tower by staff working on Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign.

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Anti-Semitism row piles pressure on UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to do more to stamp out anti-Semitism in the party following the suspension of his long-time ally Ken ...

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French protesters clash with police in rallies against work reforms

Protesters have clashed with police in several French cities over proposed reforms to the country's labour rules, and strike action forced cancellations and delays ...

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16 US military personnel disciplined over Afghanistan hospital bombing

16 US military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year ...

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Police arrest brother of San Bernardino gunman in marriage fraud investigation

Three people connected to one of the San Bernardino terrorists have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy.

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Manny Pacquiao to continue senatorial campaign despite kidnap threat

Manny Pacquiao has pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him.

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More Panama Papers revelations are on their way

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists says it will drop a searchable database of more than 200,000 offshore entities on May 9.

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Drone flew within 150ft of plane at Heathrow; first reported drone incident 'may have been plastic bag'

Details have emerged of another near miss involving a drone and an airliner in England, as the British Government announced an incident initially believed to be ...

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More than 60 dead after airstrikes and shelling on Aleppo houses and volunteer hospitals

A wave of air strikes and shelling have killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said.

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13 really obese pets line up for slimming contest in an attempt to shave off those pesky pounds

They are taking part in this year’s Pet Fit Club competition.

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Turkey jails journalists over Charlie Hebdo cover

Two Turkish opposition journalists have been jailed for two years for publishing French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's controversial cover featuring a cartoon ...

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Yale University decides to keep name of college honouring slavery supporter

Yale University has decided to keep the name of a residential college which honours 19th-century alumnus John C Calhoun, an ardent supporter of slavery.

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Couple ordered to 'restrain their cat' which is a 'threat' to postman

A couple in England have been told to restrain their cat or face having their mail deliveries suspended.

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Having loads of friends can be a 'better pain killer than morphine'

Researchers looking at adults aged between 18 and 34 found those with larger social networks have a higher pain tolerance.

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