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A Canadian sniper has broken a world record after reportedly shooting dead an Islamic State fighter in Iraq from more than two miles away.

Scientists set out to discover why some people are more attractive to mosquitoes than others

They hope the new study will reveal a definitive genetic trait that underpins the phenomenon.

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Hotpoint urges thousands to contact them over faulty fridge-freezer that sparked Grenfell fire

Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company. ...

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Jeremy Corbyn polls better than Theresa May on suitability for Prime Minister role

Jeremy Corbyn has overtaken Theresa May for the first time on the question of who voters think would make the best British prime minister, a poll suggests.

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Being a hero and putting others first when disaster strikes isn't always a good thing, study suggests

Researchers say putting your own safety first is the best way to approach the situation.

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British court rules against father for taking daughter on term-time holidays

A father in the UK who fought a long-running legal battle over taking his child on a term-time holiday was today found guilty over the unauthorised trip.

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Man who planned 'most appalling abuse imaginable on children' caught in online trap

A sex offender who conspired with a mother to carry out the "most appalling abuse imaginable" planned to travel to Canada to rape her children, the National Crime ...

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Facebook to train charities and non-profits in countering ’hate speech’

Facebook has revealed new plans to tackle extremism by educating charities and other organisations on how to counter hate speech.

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5 dead, including 3 children, after being electrocuted at water park in Turkey

Five people, including three children, were electrocuted at a water park pool in north-west Turkey and have died, according to media reports.

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Man facing prison over friend's death in gas mask after 'extreme' sex

A man is facing prison after being convicted of killing his sexual partner who he left tied up with a gas mask around his face.

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US releases photos of Russian Jet coming within a few feet of one of their planes

Photos of a Russian jet coming within a few feet of a US air force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea have been released by the US European Command.

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Manslaughter charges being considered after Grenfell Fire

Manslaughter charges are being considered by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire as it emerged the structure had failed fire safety tests.

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Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

US President Donald Trump has suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings ...

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Bombings at market in Pakistan kill 15

Twin bombings minutes apart have hit a crowded market in Pakistan's north-western tribal region, killing at least 15 people and wounding 70, a government official ...

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South Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has observed the test-firing of a new mid-range missile being developed to counter North Korean threats.

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Why are some eggs round and others pointy? Scientists think they've cracked it...

Apparently, it is all down to the bird’s flying ability.

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Video: Four injured as open-topped Paris tourist bus hits tunnel roof

A double-decker open-roof bus has hit the roof of a Paris tunnel, injuring four people, one of them seriously, a tour bus company said.

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Khmer Rouge leader delivers closing defence at genocide trial

The former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime has rejected the charges against him as his trial for genocide ended.

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Van driver charged with murder over Finsbury Park terror attack

A van driver held over the Finsbury Park terror attack will appear in court today charged with murder and attempted murder.

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North Korea denies torturing US student

North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured a US student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma.

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Cautious welcome for Theresa May's Brexit proposals for EU citizens

Theresa May has won a guarded welcome from fellow European leaders for proposals which could see three million EU citizens win the right to stay on in Britain after ...

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Closing down Al-Jazeera among list of demands by Arab countries to end Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the crisis.

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Bill Cosby planning lecture tour to educate young people on misbehaviour

Bill Cosby will organise a series of lectures to help educate young people about problems their misbehaviour could create and other issues, a spokesman for the entertainer ...

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Obamacare replacement bill runs into trouble as four Republicans oppose it

Senate Republicans have released their long-awaited bill to dismantle much of Barack Obama's healthcare law but ran into trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed ...

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May: No EU national will be forced out of UK when Brexit happens

European Council president Donald Tusk has said members will decide in November where EU agencies now based in Britain will be relocated.

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Corbyn: Each Grenfell Tower death 'could and should have been avoided'

Downing Street has since confirmed that 11 blocks of flats in eight local authority areas in England have been found to have flammable facades.

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Donald Trump: I have no tapes of Comey meetings

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes," Mr Comey declared at a congressional hearing.

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Woman awarded damages against airline after being asked to move seats at man’s request

An advocacy group representing an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor suing Israel’s national airline for discrimination said it has won the case.

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Combustible cladding 'found on 7 high-rise buildings across England'

Combustible cladding has been found on seven high-rise blocks of flats in four local authority areas in England, Downing Street has said.

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Donald Trump disputes opinions of 17 US intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in election

President Donald Trump has appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 US intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning why the Obama ...

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Senate Republicans unveil bill to replace Obamacare

Senate Republicans have released their long-awaited bill to dismantle much of Barack Obama's healthcare law.

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Church of England abuse review finds officials colluded with bishop who carried out abuse

Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has been asked to step down as an honorary assistant bishop in Oxford after a damning review found that senior Church ...

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Champs-Elysees attacker 'had pledged allegiance to IS'

A man who was killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a police convoy in Paris had pledged allegiance to the leader of Islamic State, a French ...

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Suicide bomb near Afghan bank kills at least 29 people collecting wages ahead of Muslim holiday

A suicide car bomb has exploded at a bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province as troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim ...

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Dispute over house where Hitler was born goes to court

A lawyer for the owner of the Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born is disputing the government's right to take possession of the property at the country's ...

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Completely fine to call the DUP 'dinosaurs' in UK parliament, speaker rules

Caroline Lucas did so and received a complaint.

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French blogger 'killed by exploding whipped cream canister'

The death of a fashion blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister is being investigated by French authorities.

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Latest: Footage shows Theresa May being booed after meeting with Grenfell Tower residents

Latest: Theresa May has endured another difficult reception following her latest visit to meet residents of Grenfell Tower.

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Donald Trump: Mexico will have less to pay if border wall has solar panels

President Donald Trump has said his planned wall on the Mexican border could feature solar panels.

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Four held by officers investigating attempted attack at Brussels train station

Four people have been detained in a series of raids in Brussels linked to the failed bombing at a railway station this week by a man shouting "Allahu akbar", Belgian ...

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Aeroplanes can't deal with the intense heat either - and here's why

Hotter air means planes have to work harder.

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'Islamic State' destory historic mosque and 'leaning' minaret

The so-called 'Islamic State' group have destroyed Mosul's 12th century al-Nuri Mosque and its leaning minaret known as al-Hadba.

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Sex boosts brain power in old age, new study suggests

Those who engaged in regular sexual activity were found to score higher on cognitive function tests.

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'Two jurors blocked Bill Cosby conviction'

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a hung jury because two members refused to convict the 79-year-old after 52 hours of deliberations, one juror has said.

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Terrorism investigation begins after man stabs police officer at US airport

A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport.

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Council chief resigns amid Grenfell Tower criticism

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit after a barrage of criticism for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

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'Shocking' plastic surgery games for children must go from internet, experts say

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics urged app stores to clamp down on these games.

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Three in hospital after crane collapses in the UK

A man has been airlifted to hospital after a crane collapsed in Crewe, trapping three people underneath.

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Islamic State group blows up al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the famous leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures, Iraq's Ministry ...

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