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French police have fired tear gas and water cannon on protesters defending migrants in the northern city of Calais as the government prepares to shut down the city's notorious migrant camp.

Bus travelling to Rangers game crashes, killing one, injuring 18

A man has died following a coach crash in Ayrshire which left 18 people in hospital, Police Scotland said.

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Hurricane Matthew weakens but 'could still rival' Jamaica's most destructive storm

One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it roared across the Caribbean on a course that still puts Jamaica, ...

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Clinton campaign dubs Donald Trump a porn star after he shames beauty queen

Accusations are flying all over the place.

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Man and woman charged over death of baby girl found unresponsive on bus

Detectives probing the death of a baby who was discovered unresponsive on a bus have charged a man and woman with murder.

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Aleppo hospital struck by barrel bomb this morning

A hospital in Aleppo has been struck by a barrel bomb this morning.

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Are India and Pakistan going to war?

India says it has struck militants across the Kashmir frontier.

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Mother sues airline for flying 5-year-old son to wrong city

A woman has filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways for mixing up her five-year-old son with another boy and flying him to the wrong city.

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Non-partisan debates commission backs Donald Trump claim on microphone fault

The non-partisan commission on presidential debates said there was indeed a problem with Donald Trump's microphone during Monday night's first presidential election ...

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Police to release footage of fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Videos of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb will be released to the public on Friday, police said.

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Shining a laser at the new £5 notes reveals something pretty nifty

There’s a science lesson to be learned here…

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Iceland raises aviation alert amid Katla volcano activity

Iceland's Meteorological Office has raised the aviation alert level around the Katla volcano because of seismic activity.

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Noor Tagouri becomes the first Muslim woman to appear in Playboy magazine wearing a hijab

An inspirational speaker, she has broken barriers by appearing in the magazine with her hijab.

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Turkey's role proves an obstacle in Cyprus reunification talks

An insistence by breakaway Turkish Cypriots to cede Turkey the right to militarily intervene under a hoped-for deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus is "excessive ...

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Pope Francis embraced by Orthodox leader on visit to Georgia

Pope Francis issued a vague rebuke to Russia on Friday and received an unexpectedly warm welcome from the leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church as he mixed geopolitics ...

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Tattooed attacker given life sentence after kidnapping and raping man

A "very dangerous" tattooed attacker who kidnapped a 27-year-old man and subjected him to a series of horrific physical and sexual assaults has been jailed for life. ...

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Baby girl found alive in case along with infant skeleton

German police say a 22-year-old woman is in custody after they found a case in her apartment which had a living baby girl inside along with the skeleton of a second ...

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Black box recorder recovered from New Jersey crash train

US federal investigators have recovered one of the black box recorders from the wrecked commuter train at New Jersey's Hoboken station as inquiries continue into ...

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Alabama's chief justice suspended for defying gay marriage rulings

Alabama's chief justice Roy Moore has been suspended for the rest of his term for defying US federal gay marriage rulings.

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Nightclub criticised after handing out potentially 'unsafe' condoms

They were part of a Freshers’ Week promotion for students.

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Boy, 14, charged with killing father and opening fire at school in US

A 14-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder and three counts of attempted murder after US authorities said he killed his father and opened fire ...

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Global carbon emissions have broken a terrifying record and there is no going back

Levels are unlikely to sink back below 400ppm, even if we stop emitting all man-made carbon dioxide today.

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Clinton slams Trump's 'unhinged' attack on ex-Miss Universe

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has described a Donald Trump tweet attacking a former Miss Universe as "unhinged", and said her Republican opponent's temperament ...

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Philippines leader Duterte 'happy to slaughter 3m drug addicts'

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has compared his bloody crime crackdown to Hitler and the Holocaust, saying he would be "happy to slaughter" three million ...

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Four held at German border over 'bomb-making materials'

German police have arrested four men after finding possible bomb-making materials in their car at the border with Austria.

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Man 'killed parents, then 17 neighbours' in China

A Chinese villager is suspected of killing his parents and then 17 neighbours in an attempt to cover up his crime, police said.

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First comprehensive climate treaty to be ratified by EU

European ministers have agreed to ratify the world's first comprehensive climate treaty - a move which is set to bring the deal into force.

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We all got pretty emotional over Rosetta's crash landing

The spacecraft has completed its last mission.

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World leaders offer their tributes at Shimon Peres's funeral

Dignitaries including Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have paid their respects.

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Thailand confirms south-east Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects

Thai authorities have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly were caused by the Zika virus - marking the first time the link has been made in south-east ...

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'Priceless' stolen Van Gogh paintings found by Italian anti-mafia police

Anti-Mafia police investigating the Camorra gang in Naples have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002.

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'9,300 Syrians killed by Russian air strikes in past year'

Russian air strikes have killed more than 9,000 people in war-torn Syria in the past year, a Syrian opposition monitoring group which tracks the country's civil ...

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South Korea picks new site for US missile defence system

A private golf course has been chosen as the new site for an advanced US missile defence system to be deployed in South Korea by the end of next year to help cope ...

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Philippines leader Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying ...

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Irish Foreign Affairs Minister to attend funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres

A massive security operation is in place in Jerusalem today for the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres.

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US law passed to allow 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has condemned the passsing of a new law in the United States that allows 9/11 families sue the kingdom for damages.

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Doctor to be sentenced for extreme porn stash including video of man with snake

A doctor will be sentenced for the second time later for having a stash of "extreme" pornography, including a video of a man having sex with a snake.

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Donald Trump denies breaking US embargo on doing business in Cuba

Donald Trump has denied a report that he explored business opportunities in Cuba in the late 1990s, apparently in violation of the US embargo.

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Woman sentenced in tiger skin rugs case

A 31-year-old woman has been sentenced over trading of tiger skins, Scotland Yard said.

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Amanda Knox rejects 'monster' tag as she unveils documentary on court ordeal

Amanda Knox has insisted she is not a "terrible monster" as she promoted a new Netflix documentary which explores the Meredith Kercher murder case.

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'Hero' firefighters tell of South Carolina school shooting 'tragedy'

Two firefighters who responded to a shooting at a South Carolina primary school have spoken about the actions they performed which led to them being hailed as heroes. ...

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Israel pays respects to Shimon Peres as leaders arrive for funeral

Thousands of Israelis have flocked to parliament to view the casket of Shimon Peres, paying final respects to the former president and prime minister whose life ...

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Child victims of sex abuse in UK labelled 'promiscuous' despite exploitation

Victims of child sexual abuse in the UK were described as having "consensual" relationships, "making choices" when in dangerous situations and being "promiscuous" ...

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Russia accuses US of siding with 'terrorists' in Syria

Russian officials have accused the United States of siding with "terrorists" in Syria, in a sign of escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington amid the battle ...

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Thailand suspends seahorse trade amid conservation concerns

Thailand is to suspend the exporting of seahorses, traded by the millions annually as an ingredient in traditional medicine in parts of Asia.

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Hillary Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets under way

Hillary Clinton urged voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day.

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Pair jailed in France over Channel people smuggling operation

Two people traffickers who preyed on desperate migrants trying to sneak to Britain across the English Channel have been arrested and convicted in France, authorities ...

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Say goodbye to Rosetta as European Space Agency prepares to crash the probe into a comet

“We could have abandoned the spacecraft… but this is not what we want to do.”

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Q&A: What is 'black moon' and why are some people panicking about it?

For starters, there isn’t much to be excited about.

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Train was going 'too fast' before New Jersey rail station crash that kills one and injures over 100

Latest: The Governor of New Jersey has confirmed that a woman was killed in today's fatal rail accident at Hoboken Station.

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