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Wall Street takes a beating as fears of recession increase

Investors were spooked and the Dow Jones had its biggest drop of the year.

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British mother dies after being set alight in Barbados, family say

The family say they are ‘shocked and devastated’.

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Justin Trudeau criticised by ethics watchdog in ‘conflict of interest’ case

The report comes shortly before campaigning gets under way for the October 21 general election.

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Scientists identify pair of genes linked to Alzheimer’s resilience

Scientists identify pair of genes linked to Alzheimer’s resilience

The newly identified genes influence risk for both late-onset and early-onset Alzheimer’s, according to researchers.

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Microplastics found in snow from Alps to Arctic

The minute particles are transported by the atmosphere and subsequently washed out of the air.

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What are the ongoing protests in Hong Kong about?

Why are authorities in Hong Kong clashing with pro-democracy campaigners?

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Boost for MS treatment as scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain cells

New research indicates that increasing brain stiffness with age causes brain stem dysfunction.

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Firefighters aided by water-drops to tackle massive Greek wildfire

A protected nature reserve on the island of Evia is being devastated by flames.

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Tear gas fired in new Hong Kong protest as police vow 'to bring all culprits to justice'

Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse protesters outside a police station, hours after flights resumed at the city’s airport following two days of disruption that descended into clashes between demonstrators and officers.

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Church warden who murdered university lecturer in UK ‘would have killed again’

Peter Farquhar was killed in Buckinghamshire by Benjamin Field, 28.

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New rules could restrict Mount Everest climbers

Climbers hoping to tackle Mount Everest could in future be required to have already scaled tall peaks, undergone proper training, possess a certificate of good health and have insurance that would cover rescue costs if required.

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'This bus promotes homosexuality and I refuse to drive it' - UK bus firm suspends driver

A bus driver in England has been suspended amid claims he refused to drive a vehicle with a rainbow-coloured service number on the front.

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‘Not that special’ Greta won’t try convincing Trump on climate change

The 16-year-old said Donald Trump has ignored scientists and other experts about global warming, so saw no reason why he would listen to her either.

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Stones fell from damaged Notre Dame ceiling amid heatwave

Officials said temperatures of about 42C in Paris in July quickly dried out the mortar holding ceiling stones in place.

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Italy remembers Genoa bridge collapse victims one year on

PM Giuseppe Conte told an anniversary ceremony that a replacement crossing should be open by April.

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ATM destroyed by explosion in UK cash raid

Several residents reported hearing a blast in the early hours of this morning.

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Fracking for shale gas ‘leading to dramatic increase in methane’

Fracking for shale gas ‘leading to dramatic increase in methane’

Around a third of the total increase in the potent greenhouse gas in the past decade has come from exploiting shale gas, a study found .

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Sala and pilot suffered carbon monoxide poisoning before plane crash, report says

Sala and pilot suffered carbon monoxide poisoning before plane crash, report says

Footballer Emiliano Sala was exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before he was killed in a plane crash and it is likely his pilot was also affected, accident investigators said.

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Jeffrey Epstein prison guards ‘falsified cell check records’

Jeffrey Epstein prison guards ‘falsified cell check records’

Prison guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates in Jeffrey Epstein’s unit every half-an-hour when they were not doing so, sources have said.

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Super-sensitive scanners developed to spot migrants in fast-moving trucks

Super-sensitive scanners developed to spot migrants in fast-moving trucks

Space technology originally designed to detect astronomical activity in deep space has been redeveloped for seeing through vehicles.

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New Ukip leader claims British media is controlled by ‘traitor class’ over Brexit

Richard Braine took the helm of the Eurosceptic party last week.

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Newspaper of ruling Communist party calls for 'sword of the law' to restore order in Hong Kong

Flights have resumed at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruption marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

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Scientists develop simple way to manipulate sex of offspring

A simpler way to manipulate the sex of offspring has been developed by scientists.

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Study advises parents to keep phones away from bedtime to help children's mental health

Study advises parents to keep phones away from bedtime to help children's mental health

Cyber-bullying and lack of sleep have a bigger impact on children’s mental health than social media use, a study has found.

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Leonardo da Vinci drawings revealed underneath The Virgin Of The Rocks

Drawings made by Leonardo da Vinci underneath one of his most popular paintings have been revealed.

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Face of female druid from Iron Age recreated by student in Scotland

Karen Fleming from the University of Dundee has recreated the head of a woman believed to have been from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

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'This isn't over' - Campaigner loses bid to take fight over Boris Johnson EU bus claim to Supreme Court

Marcus Ball attempted to bring a private prosecution against the British Prime Minister over his claim the UK sends £350 million a week to the European Union.

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Man accused over New Zealand mosque shootings sends letter from jail cell

New Zealand officials have admitted making a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a handwritten letter from his prison cell.

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Greta Thunberg: The schoolgirl who inspired global climate change movement

The teenager united young people across 112 countries to demand government action on climate change.

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Firefighting planes resume flights over Greek island blaze

The flames were fanned by strong winds, hampering efforts to control their spread and carrying smoke as far as the Greek capital.

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Heathrow strike suspended for vote on pay offer

Heathrow strike suspended for vote on pay offer

A planned strike by thousands of workers at Heathrow Airport has been suspended while they vote on the latest pay offer.

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Hammond: No-deal Brexit would be ‘betrayal’ of referendum result

The former UK chancellor also warned leaving the EU without a deal could cause ‘irreparable damage’ to the union of the UK.

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Pakistani PM reiterates support for residents in Indian section of Kashmir

Pakistani PM reiterates support for residents in Indian section of Kashmir

Imran Khan condemned New Delhi’s August 5 decision to downgrade Kashmir’s status.

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Greta Thunberg to set sail across Atlantic for climate summits

The Swedish teenage green activist is making the trip from Plymouth on a racing yacht to avoid flying.

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Flights resume after violent clashes at Hong Kong airport

The airport disruptions escalated a summer of demonstrations aimed at what some Hong Kongers see as an increasing erosion of promised freedoms.

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Digital-detox holidaymakers reconnect with real world, study suggests

Participants reported feeling more attentive and focused on their surroundings while disconnected from their gadgets.

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