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No-deal Brexit: What is Operation Yellowhammer?

A secret Whitehall dossier has outlined the disruption the UK could face in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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Brazil’s Space Research Institute finds more than 15,000 rain forest fires in 10 days

Brazil’s Space Research Institute finds more than 15,000 rain forest fires in 10 days

Fires are still breaking out in Brazil’s Amazon and Cerrado regions.

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‘Game-changer’ as genetic data retrieved from 1.7 million-year-old rhino tooth

Researchers identified an almost complete set of proteins, a proteome, in the dental enamel of the rhino.

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Children as young as eight ‘seen wandering around migrant camps on their own’

Children as young as eight ‘seen wandering around migrant camps on their own’

The Care4Calais charity described the scenes at the migrant camps.

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Food shortages and medicine delays among consequences of no-deal Brexit revealed in documents

Electricity and food price rises predicted as well as major HGV hold-ups.

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Chinese businesswoman convicted in Mar-a-Lago trespass case

Zhang served as her own attorney after firing her public defenders.

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Charity airlifts nine-month pregnant migrant woman from search and rescue ship to Malta

Charity airlifts nine-month pregnant migrant woman from search and rescue ship to Malta

A charity rescuing migrants crossing the Mediterranean has had to evacuate a nine-month pregnant woman and her husband from their search and rescue ship and take them to Malta.

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The prorogation of Britain's Parliament: What happens next?

Three senior Scottish judges have ruled that Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Britain's Parliament was “unlawful”.

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Watch: Arsonist appears to almost set himself alight as he torches stolen car

A car thief-turned-arsonist in London appeared to almost burn himself as he torched a stolen vehicle in dramatic CCTV footage.

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Scientists uncover ‘first’ water on potentially habitable super-Earth

Sophisticated tools were able to detect water vapour on K2-18b, an exoplanet located 110 light years away.

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Huge crowd in Barcelona in march supporting Catalonia’s secession from Spain

Police in the city estimated that 600,000 turned up at the rally.

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Greece says ‘damp’ in British Museum is insult to Parthenon Sculptures

The culture minister’s comments came amid a new determination in Greece to get the artworks back.

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No 10 disowns attack on ‘politically biased’ Scottish judges

‘Sources in No 10’ were quoted as saying activists who brought the case in the Court of Session ‘choose the Scottish courts for a reason’.

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Justin Trudeau kicks off Canada election campaign with polls showing close race

Votes will be cast on October 21 with the opposition performing strongly.

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Why Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has gambled on Jordan Valley in re-election bid

The prime minister says he will annex it if he retains power.

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Johnson faces demands to recall MPs after Parliament suspension ruled unlawful

The Prime Minister was warned he will have to resign if he is found to have misled the Queen over the decision to prorogue Parliament.

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Full military honours as body of Robert Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe

His widow Grace Mugabe and current Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa were among those to honour the authoritarian former leader.

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Doctor acquitted in Netherlands euthanasia case involving dementia patient

The 74-year-old patient had her coffee drugged and had to be restrained by family members when the injection was delivered, the court heard.

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Serial killer’s ex-drug dealer jailed for 31 years for Skyfall actor’s murder

Gerald Matovu plied Eric Michels with a fatal dose of the drug after meeting him on gay dating app Grindr.

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Prorogation of Parliament: What happens next?

The Government said it was ‘disappointed’ by the Scottish court’s decision and would be appealing to the UK’s Supreme Court.

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Shakespeare-inspired bean bred to thrive in British conditions

A new white haricot bean called Capulet has been developed by researchers at the University of Warwick’s Crop Centre.

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War continues in Afghanistan as US marks 18 years since 9/11 attacks

It has been 18 years since al Qaida hijackers commandeered four US commercial airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Sister of One Direction star died after ‘perfect storm’ drugs cocktail, inquest hears

Felicite Tomlinson, 18, was found unresponsive by a friend at her west London flat at lunchtime on March 13.

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Man arrested over deaths of Scottish mother and toddler who disappeared in 1976

Man arrested over deaths of Scottish mother and toddler who disappeared in 1976

Police Scotland said a 77-year-old man was arrested in the north of England on Wednesday morning and charged in relation to the deaths of Renee MacRae and her son Andrew.

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UK Labour deputy leader opens up fresh party divisions over Brexit

In a speech on Wednesday, Tom Watson said a single-issue Brexit election may not break the deadlock in Parliament – something only a second referendum can achieve with certainty.

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Iran urges US to ‘put warmongers aside’ after John Bolton firing

Iran urges US to ‘put warmongers aside’ after John Bolton firing

Donald Trump abruptly dismisses his national security adviser on Tuesday.

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Murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggi ‘asked killers not to suffocate him’

A Turkish newspaper says it has a recording of Mr Khashoggi’s killing in October 2018.

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Scottish court rules Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was 'unlawful'

A legal bid to challenge the suspension of parliament has succeeded at the appeal court in Edinburgh, with judges ruling Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was “unlawful”.

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Fewer homophobic hate crime prosecutions in the UK despite rising reports

The number of prosecutions dropped from 20% of all reports to 8% between 2014/15 and 2018/19.

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South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan’s ‘rising sun’ flag at Tokyo Olympics

Seoul says the flag, portraying a red sun with 16 rays extending outwards, recalls ‘historic scars and pain’.

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Rocket blast at US embassy in Afghanistan on anniversary of 9/11

It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off US-Taliban talks on the brink of an apparent deal to end America’s longest war.

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Boris Johnson seeks to boost support for Brexit ambitions as Labour deputy pushes referendum call

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is expected to say a single-issue Brexit election may not break the deadlock in Parliament.

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Hong Kong leader tells business figures that region will rebound from conflict

Carrie Lam said the territory’s “indomitable resilience” will see it through.

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Body of Robert Mugabe en route from Singapore to Zimbabwe for burial

The former leader of the African nation died on September 6.

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