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A former US deputy secretary of state has warned against using "hot rhetoric" as international tensions over North Korea's missile testing continued to escalate.

Russia threatens to block Facebook in row over data storage

Russia's communications watchdog has threatened to block access to Facebook next year if the company does not store its data locally.

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Egypt arrests seven people who raised rainbow flag at concert

Seven people were arrested and accused of being gay and promoting homosexuality in Egypt even though there is no law banning the practices.

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Plastic nanoparticles could be causing brain damage in fish

Scientists say nanoplastic particles have a more dangerous impact on the aquatic ecosystem than larger ones.

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Police hunting for driver of car after mother pushing pram is injured in hit-and-run

CCTV has been released in a fresh bid to trace a man believed to be involved in a hit-and-run in England which left a mother and newborn baby in hospital.

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Children more likely to be obese if exposed to smoke in the womb, study finds

Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight than those who did not, according to researchers in Scotland.

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Study claims being in a good mood could influence effectiveness of flu jab

Being in a good mood when you get your flu jab could boost its effectiveness, according to a new study from the UK.

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Chelsea Manning says she has been denied entry into Canada

Chelsea Manning has said she was denied entry into Canada because of her criminal record in the United States.

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Donald Trump associate denies Russia collusion ahead of White House visit

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone says there is "not one shred of evidence" that he was involved with Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Trump 'acted like the world's emperor' at UN, says Venezuela

US President Donald Trump acted like "the world's emperor" at the UN General Assembly, Venezuela's top diplomat said.

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Isis challenge Britain’s Prince Harry to a fight and 'pledge' to send him ’to hellfire’

Isis have challenged Britain’s Prince Harry to a fight so that the group could send “you and your Apaches to hellfire.”

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Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Iraqi Kurds were going to the polls on Monday to vote on whether to support independence from Baghdad in a historic but non-binding referendum that has raised regional ...

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A timeline of the NFL protests from Colin Kaepernick’s to now

The NFL saw mass protests over the weekend following comments from US President Donald Trump.

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US’s Flint water crisis continues as new study finds large spike in foetal deaths

Researchers say fertility rates dropped and foetal death rates rose by 58% following the water switch.

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North Korea claims US has declared war are absurd: White House

Latest: The White House has dismissed North Korea's claim that Donald Trump has declared war, calling it 'absurd'.

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EU ends procedures forcing Greece to reduce deficit

"After many years of severe difficulties, Greece's finances are in much better shape."

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Disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner jailed over sexting case

Prosecutors said he broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl using Skype and Snapchat.

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Co-chair of Germany’s anti-immigration party quits despite best ever election

Leaders of the nationalist, anti-migrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party have sought to allay fears raised by Jewish groups and others about their entry into ...

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Bus passenger narrowly prevents 300ft alpine plunge after driver loses consciousness

The passenger managed to stop the vehicle at the point its front end was hanging over an Alpine abyss.

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Jared Kushner used personal email for some White House messages, says lawyer

The use of personal email to discuss government business is a politically freighted issue that factored prominently in last year's presidential election.

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'Cannibal couple' confess to killing and eating 30 people – reports

A Russian couple accused of cannibalism have confessed to killing and eating at least 30 people since 1999.

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British woman dies after attack by pack of stray dogs in Greece

She tried to contact her relatives in London after being attacked by the wild animals but she lost signal on her phone.

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Rescue operation after man falls 70ft from cliff top

A rescue operation has been launched in the UK after a man fell 70ft from a cliff top.

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Schoolgirl held for attempted murder after school stabbing

A 16-year-old schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Seventh person arrested over tube bombing in London

A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing, Scotland Yard said.

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Actor Jan Triska dies after fall from iconic Prague bridge

Actor Jan Triska has died at the age of 80, more than a day after he fell from Prague's iconic Charles Bridge.

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Japanese prime minister calls October snap election

Opposition MPs said there is no need to hold elections now.

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US house intelligence panel to quiz Donald Trump campaign associates

The US House intelligence panel will interview two of US president Donald Trump's associates behind closed doors this week as congressional committees step up their ...

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Woman once known as 'world's heaviest' dies, aged 37

An Egyptian once known as "the world's heaviest woman" has died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates.

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David Attenborough: watching albatross feeding its chick plastic was heartbreaking

The veteran naturalist says the issue of plastic pollution is prominent in Blue Planet II, which will be aired in the autumn.

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Here's what you need to know about Donald Trump’s latest travel ban

Three new countries have been added to the list.

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Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Iraqi Kurds were going to the polls on Monday to vote on whether to support independence from Baghdad in a historic but non-binding referendum that has raised regional ...

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Australia to create space agency for economic boost

Australia has announced it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the billion-dollar space economy.

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French lorry drivers block roads in protest against new labour laws

French lorry drivers have organised blockades on roads and near fuel depots across the country in protest at President Emmanuel Macron's changes to labour laws.

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Five things to know about Germany's surging nationalist party

Alternative for Germany (AfD) was founded four years ago at the height of the eurozone crisis, when opposition to a German bailout of other countries using the common ...

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Seeing albatross feed chick plastic was 'heartbreaking', says David Attenborough

David Attenborough has described the "heartbreaking" moment an albatross feeds its chick plastic instead of fish in a sequence filmed for Blue Planet II.

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Donald Trump issues new US travel ban on eight countries including North Korea

Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will face new restrictions on entry to the US under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump ...

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Thousands protest as AfD becomes first far right party to enter German parliament in 60 years

German chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened ...

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Red admirals enjoyed record summer, results from the Big Butterfly Count reveal

More than 73,000 of them were spotted by the public during the three-week survey.

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They may be tiny, but it appears guppy fish have different personalities

The discovery was made by scientists studying individual traits in Trinidadian guppies.

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Angela Merkel set for fourth term as German Chancellor, election poll shows

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc has won a lacklustre victory in Germany’s national election while the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany ...

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French conservatives set to retain senate majority as Macron's popularity suffers

France's conservatives are on track to keep their majority in the Senate, with President Emmanuel Macron's party trailing as his popularity suffers, according to ...

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Listen up scientists, the internet has a lot of #stupidquestions for you

“If I put my trust in gravity will it let me down again?”

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Corbyn avoids Brexit clash at Labour conference

Jeremy Corbyn has avoided a potentially divisive clash over Brexit at Labour's annual conference after delegates agreed not to push the issue to a vote.

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Latest: Masked gunman kills woman, injures seven others including self in US church shooting

Latest: One person has died and eight others, including the shooter, have been injured in a church shooting in Tennessee, USA.

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Four cannabis users call for rescue from England's highest mountain

Four people had to be rescued from England's highest mountain after taking cannabis, police said.

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Latest: Merkel aims "to win back" far-right voters, as exit polls show she heads for fourth term

Latest: Angela Merkel has conceded that "of course we would have preferred a better result, that's completely clear".

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Fundraiser launched after tragic deaths of two baby triplets

A fundraising campaign has been set up to support the family of two baby triplets who died in a "tragic accident" in Wales.

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What you need to know as Trump travel ban expires and new restrictions are expected

Stricter, country-specific rules are set to be announced.

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