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Assange 'to face extradition' after Manning clemency decision

WikiLeaks has indicated Julian Assange is ready to face extradition following Barack Obama's decision to free Chelsea Manning.

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Independence for Hong Kong will not happen, leader warns

Independence for Hong Kong is not possible, the outgoing leader of the Chinese-controlled territory has warned in his farewell policy speech.

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Woman files defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump

A former contestant on the US version of The Apprentice who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against him.

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Apprentice contestant files defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump

A former contestant on the US version of The Apprentice who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against him.

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Man jailed in UK for selling monkey heads and pickled lizards

A man who sold pickled lizards, monkey heads and big cats online has been jailed, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

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Obama cuts short jail term of WikiLeaks case analyst Chelsea Manning

President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents.

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Antonio Tajani elected president of European Parliament

Antonio Tajani, of the EPP Christian Democrat group, has been elected president of the European Parliament.

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Anti-Trump campaigners planning to disrupt the inauguration on Friday

In the US, anti-Trump campaigners say they're planning to disrupt the inauguration of the President-elect.

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Gambia's President declares state of emergency before relinquishing power

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month.

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A space laser could turn the Earth's atmosphere into a giant magnifying glass and be used to spy on enemies in future wars

BAE Systems has created a concept based on existing science that could become a reality in 50 years.

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Military jet mistakenly bombs refugee camp, killing more than 100 in Nigeria

A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists has mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid ...

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Research suggests a third of asthma sufferers may have been misdiagnosed

A third of people recently diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the condition, research suggests.

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Widow of gunman, who killed 49 in Orlando nightclub, charged with helping him in lead-up to attack

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the massacre that left 49 people dead.

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European court fines Russia for banning US adoptions

Europe's human rights court has ruled that Russia must pay damages and legal costs to Americans who were barred from adopting Russian children.

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European anti-terror powers ’eroding human rights’

European counter-terrorism measures have been eroding basic human rights throughout the continent over the past two years, Amnesty International said.

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Putin accuses Obama administration of trying to undermine Donald Trump

Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused the outgoing US administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations.

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Here are Theresa May's 12 objectives for Brexit

Brexit really does mean Brexit.

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Ukraine files case against Russia in UN court

Ukraine has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding separatist rebel ...

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Here’s what Theresa May said about Britain’s ’special relationship’ with Ireland in her Brexit speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said retaining the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the United Kingdom is an “absolute priority” for her ...

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Theresa May wants to maintain common travel area with Ireland

The final Brexit deal reached between the UK and European Union will be put to a vote of both the UK’s Houses of Parliament, Theresa May has announced.

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Key issues Theresa May needs to address in her Brexit speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to pursue 12 negotiating priorities in Brexit talks with the European Union.

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Man in hospital room with Rolf Harris ’saw nothing that gave cause for concern’, court hears

A man in the room at the time when Rolf Harris allegedly assaulted a blind, disabled woman said he heard or saw nothing that gave him "cause for concern", ...

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A leopard shark has learned to reproduce without males after living alone for a long time

After being from her mate, she developed the ability to produce offspring on her own.

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German supreme court rejects bid to outlaw far-right party

Germany’s supreme court has rejected a bid by politicians to outlaw a far-right party accused of promoting a racist and anti-Semitic agenda.

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Ancient Buddha statue discovered after water levels fall in reservoir

It’s believed to be around 600 years old.

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Five killed and 15 injured in shooting at nightclub in Mexican resort

Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub in Mexico, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concert-goers.

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Search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ends after nearly three years

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has ended after nearly three years, the Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre in Australia has said.

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A sneak peek at Theresa May's major Brexit speech

It will be made to an audience including diplomats from EU states.

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Gene Cernan, the last astronaut to ever reach the moon, has died aged 82

Nasa said Cernan was surrounded by his family.

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Latest: Arrested suspect 'has confessed to Istanbul nightclub attack'

Update 10.18am: A suspect arrested last night has confessed to carrying out the attack an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve which killed 39 people, according ...

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Acupuncture may cut time babies with colic spend crying

Acupuncture may reduce the amount of time colicky babies spend crying, a small study suggests.

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Police in UK find body of woman missing for 15 months

Police investigating the disappearance of a woman who went missing more than a year ago have discovered a body.

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Barack and Michelle Obama help paint Martin Luther King Jr. mural

President Barack Obama helps paint a mural of Martin Luther King Jr., in the community room of the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter in Washington today. ...

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Main suspect in Istanbul nightclub attack captured

Police have caught the alleged gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during new year celebrations, according to Turkish media reports. ...

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Wife of man behind Orlando nightclub shootings arrested

The wife of the man behind the Orlando nightclub shootings which killed 49 people has been arrested.

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Rolf Harris accused of preying on blind disabled woman

Rolf Harris preyed on a blind, disabled woman like a "hawk pouncing on his prey", leaving her "completely and utterly trapped", a woman has claimed in court.

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Scientists are designing a solar-powered system that could give remote Indian villages safe drinking water

The team is currently adapting existing technologies to power the second stage in the decontamination process.

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Politician among 26 sentenced to death in Bangladesh over killings

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 26 people, including a politician and three officials from an elite security unit, to death over the politically motivated killings ...

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Police officers killed in Turkey blast

Three police officers have been killed and three others wounded by a roadside bomb in a pre-dominantly Kurdish city in south-east Turkey, according to reports.

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Impulsive Trump does not understand Russian threat -CIA chief

The CIA's outgoing director has said Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States.

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37 killed as cargo plane crashes into village near Kyrgystan airport

A Turkish cargo plane has crashed in a residential area near the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half a village and killing at least 37 people in the aircraft ...

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All you need to know about the Women's March on Washington happening after Trump's inauguration

The event is a response to the negative rhetoric seen on the campaign trail.

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Holly Willoughby took her adorable cats on This Morning and the response was purr-fect

It’s said to be Blue Monday, so we thank these kitties for cheering us right up.

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Large police presence outside school after man shot in targeted gun attack

A man has been shot in a targeted attack near a primary school in Scotland.

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Six tourists injured in Hot-Air balloon crash in UAE desert

Investigators in the United Arab Emirates are looking into what caused a hot-air balloon to abruptly drop from the sky, injuring six tourists.

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Five dead, many injured in shooting at music festival in Mexico

Update 12.15pm: Five people have been reported dead and many others injured after a shooting at one of Mexico's biggest music festivals.

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30 prison inmates killed in Brazilian gang violence that included beheadings

Thirty inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison during a fight between rival gangs. Most of the inmates were beheaded, while some were burned alive.

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Police investigate shooting near Glasgow school

Police in Scotland have launched an investigation after a shooting near a primary school in Glasgow.

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