Former USA Gymnastics team doctor pleads guilty to abusing young athletes

USA Gymnastics has said it is "very sorry" that young athletes were abused by its former national team doctor Larry Nassar on the day he pleaded guilty to seven ...

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Incoming leader says Zimbabwe is a 'new democracy' as he prepares to take reins

Zimbabwe's incoming leader has said his country is a "new and unfolding democracy" as he returned from a brief exile.

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Teacher murder: Police did not ask pupils why they didn't report classmate's plan to kill

None of the children who heard Will Cornick boast that he was going to kill Spanish teacher Ann Maguire has ever been quizzed about why they did not tell anyone.

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Marine Le Pen brands closing of far-right party’s accounts as ’banking fatwa’

Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National Front, has said the party’s long-time bank, Societe Generale, has closed its accounts.

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World’s longest surviving heart transplant patient celebrates 35 years since life-saving operation

A woman who is believed to be the world’s longest surviving heart transplant patient is celebrating 35 years since her life-saving operation.

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Airline defendants to pay $95m in 9/11 settlement

Insurers have agreed to pay $95m (€81m) to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the 9/11 attacks.

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US says violence against Burma’s Rohingya Muslims constitutes ethnic cleansing

The United States is declaring that the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma constitutes ethnic cleansing.

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Google is working on voice recognition technology that could transcribe your visits to the doctor

Researchers at Google Brain have teamed up with Stanford University scientists to make it easier for doctors to focus on their patients.

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Arm found in sea off Denmark held down with items like those found on legs of journalist Kim Wall

An arm found off Denmark was held down "with plastic strips and pieces of pipes" like those found on the legs of a journalist who disappeared after a trip on a private ...

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€31.6m in UK budget to help with Grenfell fire aftermath

A further €31.6 million has been freed up in the UK budget up to help with the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, it has been announced.

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Who is Cyntoia Brown and why is everyone talking about her?

She is set to have her parole reviewed when she is 67 years old.

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Revealed: the type of booze that’s most likely to make you cry

Spirits such as vodka, gin or rum are more likely to draw out negative feelings compared to other alcoholic drinks, researchers say.

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Silvio Berlusconi hopeful EU court will agree public office bar violated his rights

Three-time Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is hopeful the European Court of Human Rights will agree Italy violated his rights by barring him from public office, ...

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North Korea says US designation as terror sponsor justifies nuclear weapons development

North Korea has called US president Donald Trump’s decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development ...

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This self-taught scientist is launching himself in a homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat

Limo driver “Mad” Mike Hughes will travel 1,800ft above ground in his steam-powered rocket.

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Heroic bus driver died in a ’complete inferno’ saving Alps passengers

A heroic bus driver died in a "complete inferno" after deciding to drive straight into boulders on a narrow mountain road to try to save his passengers, an inquest ...

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Girl Scouts of America warn: don't force your daughters to hug relatives

The decision by the Girl Scouts of America urging parents not to encourage their daughters to hug relatives during the festive period has sparked widespread controversy. ...

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Online shopping goes to the next level in China .. with sale of jumbo jets

Two jumbo jets have been sold on China’s Alibaba’s e-commerce platform Taobao, it has emerged.

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Using hand sanitisers can lead to false positives during breath alcohol tests

Ethyl alcohol vapour has been shown to mess with the results in some cases.

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Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold following request from the president to reconsider

Lebanon’s prime minister Saad Hariri has said he is putting his resignation on hold following a request from the president to reconsider.

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Latest: Zimbabwe's incoming leader says Zimbabwe is a 'new democracy'

Latest: Zimbabwe's incoming leader has said his country is a "new and unfolding democracy" as he returned from a brief exile.

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'Modest' exercise for elderly 'beneficial to heart health', study finds

Even modest levels of exercise can help stave off heart attacks and strokes among the elderly, new research suggests.

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Latest: Eight people found alive following US Navy plane crashes into Pacific

Eight people aboard a US Navy plane that crashed in the Pacific have been recovered in good condition and a search continues for three other missing personnel.

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Latest: UN judge says Ratko Mladic is 'the epitome of evil'

Latest:RatkoMladic, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after a United Nations special court found him guilty ...

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Police hunt voyeur who put hidden camera in Starbucks toilet

A voyeur who installed a hidden camera in a Starbucks toilet apparently captured himself on film in the process.

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Study reveals how different types of drinks lead to different emotions

Drinking red wine may elicit conflicting responses of feeling both sexy and tired, a new study suggests.

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CCTV shows North Korean soldier shot five times as he defects into South Korea

A North Korean soldier has been seen racing for the border in a vehicle and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into ...

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Lebanese PM returns home after shock resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing that he had resigned from his post while in Saudi Arabia.

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President Trump backs Senate candidate Roy Moore despite allegations

President Donald Trump has glossed over accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" ...

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The rise and fall of the world's oldest head of state, Robert Mugabe

Africa has been riveted by the drama that led to long-time Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power.

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US prepares new sanctions against North Korea

The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions on North Korea, a day after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in a move to put additional pressure on ...

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Air traffic problem at Schiphol causes delays

Dozens of flights to and from Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport have been delayed or cancelled because of a technical problem with air traffic control systems.

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Trump pardons thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving oven.

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Three arrested in connection with Charlie Hebdo and store attacks in Paris

French counter-terrorism police have arrested three people in an investigation into the January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher store in Paris.

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Jailed Catalan ex-ministers file new appeals for release

The eight jailed members of the ousted Catalan government have filed fresh appeals for release before the National Court.

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Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Parliament speaker says Robert Mugabe has resigned as the country's president.

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European court opens hearing on recognising same-sex marriages

The European Court of Justice has opened a hearing on the recognition of same-sex marriages in European Union countries where they are not legal.

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Graduate with 2:2 degree takes Oxford university to court

An Oxford graduate's failure to get a top degree cost him the chance of a lucrative legal career, the High Court has heard.

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‘Oumuamua: All you need to know about the mysterious alien asteroid that has scientists very excited

The strange visitor may have been flying through space for millions of years before entering our solar system.

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Libya's parliament votes in favour of new UN road map

The Libyan parliament has voted in favour of a new United Nations action plan, which is aimed at giving new life to stalled political talks and healing the country's ...

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Air China suspends flights to North Korea

State-owned airline Air China has suspended flights between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North's isolation amid mounting UN sanctions ...

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US news host Charlie Rose 'deeply embarrassed' by sexual misconduct allegations

US news host Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations.

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UK pilot charged with murder after wife found at their home

A pilot has appeared in a British court charged with murdering his wife.

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Putin hints at ending Russian operations in Syria

Russia is close to ending its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favour of government forces, President Vladimir Putin ...

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Suicide bombing kills 50 at Nigerian mosque

The death toll has risen to 50 after a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Nigeria during morning prayers, police have said.

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Germany's president to meet party leaders amid coalition talks deadlock

Germany's president is to meet with party leaders after talks to form a new government between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc the left-leaning Greens ...

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Russia confirms spike in radioactivity over Ural Mountains

Russian authorities have confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains.

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Amnesty International accuses Burma of 'dehumanising apartheid' against Rohingya

Burma has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanising apartheid", Amnesty International has said in a report. ...

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tells John Bishop 'I should never have been called Jeremy'

Jeremy Corbyn's name has become a slogan in its own right, chanted by crowds at Glastonbury and emblazoned on T-shirts.

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Latest: Zimbabwe parties begin process to impeach Robert Mugabe

LATEST: Zimbabwe's ruling party has presented a motion to impeach President Robert Mugabe, seconded by opposition party MDC.

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