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A grand jury in Baltimore has charged six police officers on homicide and assault charges after the death of Freddie Gray.

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Letterman signs off after 33 years

David Letterman has been ushered into retirement by four US presidents declaring “our long national nightmare is over” and a succession of stars delivering a final top 10 list of things they always wanted to say to the late-night TV host.

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Genetic study maps out prostate cancer hope

A landmark genetic study described as the ‘Rosetta stone’ of prostate cancer has opened up a new era of hope for men with advanced forms of the disease.

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Obvs, new Scrabble word list should provide some lolz

ENGLAND: Lolz, shizzle, and cakehole are among 6,500 words added to the existing quarter of a million in the latest Collins Scrabble word list.

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Paul Gascoigne: Awarded morethan £188k at the High Court.

Mirror group pays out over €1.4m to hacking victims

Over £1m (€1.4m) in damages has been awarded to stars including Paul Gascoigne and Sadie Frost over phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.

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Amnesty: Qatar failing to deliver on labour reforms

Qatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to improve conditions for low-paid labourers building its highways, hotels, stadiums and skyscrapers, Amnesty International has said.

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Cameron: Migrants on welfare a red line

British prime minister David Cameron said restricting EU migrant access to Britain’s welfare system was a red line in his negotiations with the bloc, ahead of an EU summit he wants to use to launch informal talks on the issue.

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Clarkson insists he has ‘no idea’ what future holds

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has insisted he has “absolutely no idea” what his future holds — but he is “not going to be a milkman”.

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NFL star Rice avoids domestic violence trial

Domestic violence charges against Ray Rice were dismissed after the former National Football League running back completed a pretrial intervention programme, New Jersey prosecutors said.

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Papal official denies abuse victim bribe claim

Pope Francis’s finance minister has denied an allegation that he offered a bribe to a victim of clergy abuse to protect a paedophile priest.

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US action in doubt as IS tightens grip on city

Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic city of Palmyra in Syria, days after capturing a provincial capital in neighbouring Iraq, hinting at the momentum of the group, which a monitor says holds half of Syrian territory.

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