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Oman says it has accepted 10 inmates from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of Barack Obama leaving office.

Former football coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges

Former football coach Barry Bennell has denied eight child abuse offences in England.

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Egyptian court rules out handing islands at mouth of shipping lanes to Saudi Arabia

An Egyptian court has ruled against the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia - a landmark verdict likely to deepen tensions with ...

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Death toll from Kyrgyzstan plane crash rises

A Turkish Airlines cargo plane has crashed into a residential area just outside Kyrgyzstan's main international airport, killing at least 37 people.

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Barack Obama talks about Israel, Trump and Syria in final White House interview

The increase of Israeli settlements has "gotten so substantial" that it is inhibiting the possibility for an "effective, contiguous Palestinian state", Barack Obama ...

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Research: London's housing crisis could be alleviated by releasing disused council-owned garages

Thousands of new homes could be created across London if the space occupied by disused council-owned garages was freed up, research suggests.

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Prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir over South Korea political scandal

Prosecutors have requested the arrest of Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong as a bribery suspect in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's ...

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At least 32 dead in Turkish Airlines plane crash in Kyrgyzstan

A Turkish Airlines cargo plane has crashed into a residential area just outside Kyrgyzstan's main international airport, killing at least 32 people.

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Donald Trump thinks the UK leaving the EU would be a 'great thing'

Donald Trump has pledged to work secure a rapid trade agreement with Britain, predicting that leaving the European Union would be a "great thing" for the UK.

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Thousands rally against move to cut Obama's health care law

Thousands have rallied across America to attack Republican efforts to repeal Barack Obama's health care law.

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Eight men own same wealth as half the world; one in 10 people live on less than $2 a day

A new report has highlighted that the eight richest people in the world own the same wealth as 3.6 billion people who make up the poorer half of the world’s population, ...

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Trump: US-UK trade deal will be done quickly and properly

Donald Trump has pledged to secure a rapid trade agreement with Britain as he predicted leaving the European Union would be a "great thing" for the UK.

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Six gang suspects killed at Jamaican police checkpoint

Six suspected members of a criminal gang have died in a shootout with Jamaican police near the tourist zone of Montego Bay, officials said.

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EU legal campaigner reveals autistic daughter asked why she had not killed her at birth

European Union legal campaigner Gina Miller said her autistic daughter once asked why her mother had not killed the youngster at birth.

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Latest: Death toll rises to 27 in Brazil prison riot

Latest: Twenty-seven inmates have died in eruptions of violence in two northern Brazilian prisons, officials have said.

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12 killed as Syrian government forces 'shell village near Damascus'

Syrian government forces have shelled a village in a rebel-controlled area, killing at least 12 civilians and injuring several others who were sheltering in a banquet ...

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Execution of three men in Bahrain sparks protests and condemnation

Three men found guilty of a deadly bomb attack on police in Bahrain have been executed by firing squad.

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Pope demands protection for refugees after only four out of 100 survive latest boat sinking

Pope Francis has demanded that every possible measure be taken to protect young refugees after a migrant ship sunk with four survivors out of an estimated 100 people ...

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German plane diverted to Kuwait after bomb threat

A Germany-bound Eurowings passenger flight from Oman landed in Kuwait today over a bomb threat - but no explosives were found on board, authorities said.

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Researchers find pendant at death camp that may have belonged to girl who knew Anne Frank

An uncovered pendant appearing identical to one owned by Anne Frank belonged to another Jewish girl who may have known her, says Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. ...

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Broadway star Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump's inauguration concert

She said she did not realised it would be seen as a sign of support.

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Belgian police release three arrested in Brussels anti-terror raids

Three people who were detained in a series of anti-terror raids in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, where some of the Paris and Brussels attackers lived or travelled, ...

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'The Greatest Show on Earth' closes after 146 years

The curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth" after 146 years, as Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus lowers its big top for good.

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More than 100 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Libyan coast

More than 100 people are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a boat carrying migrants capsized.

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Fury as Donald Trump unleashes Twitter rant against civil rights leader John Lewis

Donald Trump has sparked fury after tearing into renowned civil rights leader John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House ...

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Watch the moment SpaceX successfully launched an unmanned rocket into space

This went MUCH better than the last one.

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Poland's leaders hold ceremony to welcome US troops as part of NATO build-up

Polish leaders are holding a welcome ceremony for the biggest deployment of US troops to Europe in decades.

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SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has blasted off from California, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more ...

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Masked gang threaten family before stealing cash and jewellery

A gang of masked men threatened a family with young children before stealing valuable Asian jewellery and cash in England.

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Serbia asks Hungary for ice-breakers to clear Danube

Serbia has asked Hungary to send ice-breakers to clear the Danube river after large chunks of ice formed during the past week of extremely low temperatures.

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Islamic State launches 'worst attack in year' on besieged Syrian city

Islamic State militants launched a new attack on the besieged city of Deir el-Zour today - in the most fierce fighting in a year, the Syrian government and opposition ...

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A live ruby sea dragon has been filmed in the wild for the first time and they're pretty magical creatures

JK Rowling agrees – she’s tweeted saying she doesn’t know why she bothers “inventing Fantastic Beasts”.

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Man, 95, attacked after intruder climbs through bedroom window

A 95-year-old man was assaulted in his own home in England when an intruder climbed through his bedroom window while he was asleep.

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Barack Obama urges all Americans to embrace 'work of citizenship'

President Barack Obama has called on all Americans to throw themselves "into the work of citizenship".

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Pilot dies as Thai fighter jet crashes in Children's Day air show

A Thai air force fighter jet has crashed at an air show during the country's Children's Day, killing the pilot.

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Trump dossier: Ex-agent felt 'duty bound', says journalist

The former MI6 agent who collated the dossier on US president-elect Donald Trump reportedly felt "duty bound" to share the intelligence he "deemed crucial".

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Man arrested over brother's death in New Year's Day fire at family home

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his brother and the alleged attempted murder of his parents and his brother's girlfriend in Scotland.

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Donald Trump ’may keep some Russia sanctions’

Donald Trump has said he will probably maintain some of the Obama administration’s sanctions against Russia, but might change his mind if Moscow works with ...

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Tears of joy as woman snatched as a baby reunited with family

A teenager who was stolen from hospital as a newborn baby has been reunited with her birth family as the woman she thought was her mother was charged with her kidnapping. ...

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Two chinese citizens held over Istanbul nightclub attack

Two Chinese citizens have been remanded in custody by a Turkish court over their alleged links to a deadly gun attack on an Istanbul nightclub.

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Woman stolen as baby from Florida hospital 18 years ago found alive

A newborn girl stolen from a Florida hospital 18 years ago has been found alive in South Carolina, where police accused the woman who raised her of kidnapping.

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Iran 'given approval to import 130 tons of Uranium

The US and five other world powers have approved Iran importing as much as 130 tons of uranium, Iran's English language Press TV reported.

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Vatican lets homeless sleep in church amid cold

The Vatican is letting homeless people sleep in a Rome church during a spell of unusually cold weather for the Italian capital.

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This spectacular light display in Canada will make you think there is an alien invasion

But there’s a perfectly logical explanation for it.

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Boy, 12, 'pulled gun on girl and demanded chicken nugget'

A 12-year-old New York City boy has been accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget.

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Donald Trump tweets criticism of 'sleazebag' opponents

Donald Trump has hit out at what he calls his "sleazebag" opponents in a series of new tweets.

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Scientists have managed to tie the tightest knot ever

This small and complicated knot is just 20 millionths of a millimetre wide.

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Smartwatches could soon tell when you’re getting ill

Notifications saying you’re about to get a cold aren’t far away.

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Donald Trump raises millions to cover inauguration's steep costs

A record 90 million US dollars (£73 million) has been raised in private donations for Donald Trump's inauguration.

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