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Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old toilet seat

Archaeologists at a Roman fort more used to finding coins, weapons and tools have found a 2,000-year-old perfectly preserved wooden toilet seat.

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Two bound bodies found stabbed in river; third man in hospital

The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.

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Fashion chain pulls kids pyjama top

Fashion chain Zara has apologised and removed a children’s pyjama top from sale following complaints it resembled the clothing worn by Jewish prisoners in concentration ...

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Syrian rebels seize Israel crossing

Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al Qaida-linked group, have seized control of a border crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights after heavy clashes with ...

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Five hundred quakes hit Iceland volcano

Earthquakes are rocking Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.

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Physio 'bit client and growled', tribunal hears

A physiotherapist in England bit a client’s shoulder while she was lying on his table and growled “like a baby lion” to “satisfy his sexual urge”, a tribunal has ...

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Syrian government forces 'used gas on citizens'

An independent United Nations commission has said the Syrian government is likely to have used chlorine gas to attack civilians.

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Police boss 'must quit over abuse' in English town

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright should quit following the “devastating” report into child abuse in Rotherham, the UK's Labour Party ...

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Study links tomatoes to cancer prevention

Men who eat more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week have an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.

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Ebola has upper hand, says US expert

Ebola still has the “upper hand” in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, an American expert ...

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Australia posts anti-terror squads at airports

New anti-terror units working at Australia’s two largest airports have intercepted a person of interest, the prime minister has revealed.

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Gaza quiet as ceasefire holds

An open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding.

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East Ukraine town comes under fire by pro-Russian rebels

A town in east Ukraine has come under shellfire by pro-Russian rebels amid fears they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region.

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Two in three people would not help lost child for fear of accusation - survey

Nearly two in three people would hesitate to help a child who appeared lost for fear of being falsely accused, a new survey has found.

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Shock as UK town sex abuse revealed (1,400 victims)

Britain’s approach to tackling child abuse is under fresh scrutiny after a shocking report found 1,400 youngsters in a town suffered sexual exploitation in a 16-year ...

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