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Two women suspected of fatally poisoning the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, Malaysian police have said.

Major disruptions after 500lb German bomb found in Portsmouth harbour

Shops are being evacuated and trains and ferries cancelled after a 500lb bomb was discovered during dredging work for the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers.

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Tantrums and clingy behaviour should be monitored as 'soft signs' of child abuse

Teachers and police officers in the UK should consider whether tantrums and excessive clinginess are possible signs of child abuse, a watchdog has said.

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So who is right-wing advocate Milo Yiannopoulos?

Everything you need to know about the controversial conservative.

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Amnesty International brands President Donald Trump's travel ban 'hateful'

Amnesty International is warning that powerful countries are back-tracking on human rights.

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British IS 'suicide bomber' was detained at Guantanamo Bay

A British Islamic State fighter who is believed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, according to reports.

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Pilot yelled 'mayday' before shopping centre crash

A pilot repeatedly yelled "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping centre, killing himself ...

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Manhunt for murderer after hospital visit escape

A murderer jailed for a minimum of 30 years is at large after two armed men ambushed the car he was travelling in during an escorted hospital visit.

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British IS 'suicide bomber was former Guantanamo Bay detainee'

A British Islamic State fighter who is believed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, according to reports.

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Man who smashed Donald Trump's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame avoids jail

A man who smashed up Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has avoided jail.

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Bull that led New York police on chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

A bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a chase through the streets of New York has died.

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Marine Le Pen refuses to don headscarf for meeting with Lebanon’s grand mufti

France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim cleric and walked ...

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Death of Russian ambassador needs to be studied further, says medical examiner

The cause and manner of death of Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, New York’s medical examiner said.

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Singer Chris Brown ordered to stay away from ex-girlfriend

A US judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of repeatedly threatening her.

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Two charged in Croatia over 'racial slur' against Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx

Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant.

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Toxicologists baffled as Kim Jong Nam post-mortem proves inconclusive

Malaysian officials trying to determine whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport have said post-mortem tests are so far inconclusive. ...

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Ukrainian president urges more sanctions against Russia

Ukraine's president has called for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognise passports issued by separatist authorities in the east.

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Helen Bailey murder trial jury starts deliberations

The jury has started deliberations in the trial of Helen Bailey's fiance, who is accused of murdering the children's author and dumping her body in a cesspit.

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US to increase number of immigrants targeted for deportation

The Homeland Security Department is greatly expanding the number of people living in the US illegally who are considered a deportation priority.

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Italian taxi drivers clash with riot police during strike over Uber

Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting against legislation they say will favour Uber have clashed with riot police during a week-long strike that has crippled ...

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Leading US bankruptcy lawyer among passengers killed in Melbourne plane crash

A US law firm has confirmed that one of five men killed in a plane crash in Australia was a founding partner who litigated some of the most prominent bankruptcy ...

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Donald Trump condemns 'horrible' threats against Jewish community centres

Donald Trump has denounced recent threats against Jewish community centres in the US as "horrible" and "painful".

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This insanely dangerous manoeuvre on the motorway really needs to be seen to be believed

It’s very lucky there wasn’t a crash.

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Everything you need to know about dementia

After David Cassidy’s announcement, we take a look at the condition, its symptoms and the possible preventions.

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This is the weird reason why meteors burning up in the atmosphere sound like rustling leaves

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery with a little help from Alexander Graham Bell.

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Man who beat girlfriend to death 'was paranoid she was cheating on him'

A pub chef who beat his girlfriend to death because he was paranoid she was cheating on him has been jailed for life by a British court.

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This is why the straight couple who want a civil partnership lost their battle in the British Court of Appeal

The couple said all three judges rejected the argument that we could ‘just get married’.

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Bodies of over 80 African refugees wash up on beach

The bodies of dozens of African refugees have washed ashore in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, humanitarian officials said.

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Six dead as suicide bombers target courthouse

A group of suicide bombers armed with grenades and assault rifles have attacked a courthouse in north-western Pakistan, killing six people.

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Man driving butane gas truck at high speed against traffic 'stopped by armed police'

Police in Spain say they have detained a man driving a truck with butane gas tanks at high speed against the flow of traffic on a major route in Barcelona.

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Azerbaijan's leader appoints wife to newly-created position of vice president

Azerbaijan's leader has appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation - the person next in line in the nation's power hierarchy.

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Right-wing advocate Milo Yiannopoulos has book deal cancelled after paedophilia comments

Yiannopoulos said he was only guilty of “imprecise language”.

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Robert Mugabe marks 93rd birthday by saying he will run for office next year

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" in an interview marking his 93rd birthday.

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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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US tourists and pilot killed in Melbourne shopping mall plane crash

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, ...

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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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