Sheriff: California wildfire death toll rises to 79

Rain could hamper the search for victims of the nation’s deadliest wildfire in at least a century, with nearly 700 people still unaccounted for.

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Person shot after police officer stabbed in Brussels

The victim was taken to hospital while the attacker was shot and seriously injured.

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One person dead, six injured after train derails near Barcelona

The regional civil protection agency said two train cars from a convoy of six went off the tracks at 6.15am near Vacarisses, around 45 kilometres northwest of Barcelona. ...

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May’s pact with the DUP under pressure amid Brexit tensions

Eight DUP MPs vote against the Government over a Labour amendment to the Finance Bill.

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Two hospital employees, policeman and gunman dead in Chicago shooting

The shooting began outside the hospital with a ‘verbal altercation’, police said.

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Yemen rebels to halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia amid diplomatic moves

Meanwhile, Saudi King Salman said he wanted a political settlement.

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Update: Suspect dead and four critically ill after US hospital shooting

Police said it is unclear if the gunman took his own life or was killed by officers.

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Airbnb removes listings in Israeli settlements

The company said it will take down 200 listings in settlements ‘at the core of the dispute between the Israelis and Palestinians’.

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French fuel tax protests ‘smaller but more violent’

In a third day of actions, protesters blocked oil depots with their vehicles and disrupted English Channel traffic.

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Update: White House restores CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s pass

CNN has reported that the White House has restored the White House credentials of the TV network's reporter Jim Acosta.

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Life without parole for US man who killed pregnant wife and young daughters

Christopher Watts was formally sentenced to consecutive life sentences for the murders.

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4,000 flee eruption by Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

The volcano is one of the most active in Central America and an eruption in June killed 194 people.

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Two cargo deliveries in 15 hours for space station astronauts

The second shipment came in a vehicle named after Apollo 16 moonwalker John Young.

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Hundreds searching rubble in California for wildfire bodies as rain looms

The fire has destroyed more than 10,500 homes while burning 234 square miles.

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Sex attacker John Worboys to stay in British jail after Parole Board reverses decision

An earlier ruling that he was safe to be freed triggered a major outcry.

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Archaeologists in Pompeii find sensual fresco of queen and a swan

The swan denotes the god Jupiter while the queen, Leda, is mother of Helen of Troy as well as Castor and Pollux.

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Ecstasy chemical helps people co-operate without making them gullible

A study has found that the effects of MDMA do not cause a person to lose sight of who can and cannot be trusted.

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Why New Hampshire is a key stop on the road to the White House

Candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the US presidency are expected to declare they will run in the new year.

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Clearcast staff ‘received abuse’ over Iceland Christmas advert decision

The company which ensures adverts comply with broadcasting rules found itself at the centre of a storm over the commercial.

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Turkish and Russian leaders mark completion of pipeline project phase

A pipeline deep in the Black Sea has been put in place.

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Baby boy fighting for his life in UK after dog attack

A man and woman have been arrested after a baby boy was left with life-threatening head injuries

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‘Biological wonder’ created by termites discovered in Brazil

Millions of termite mounds built by a single species are as old as the pyramids and cover an area bigger than Great Britain.

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Traffic pollution linked to ‘significant’ increased autism risk

Exposure to the traffic pollutant Nitric oxide in the womb could play a role in autistic spectrum disorders, a study has suggested.

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Imran Khan hits back at Donald Trump over Pakistan criticisms

The Pakistan leader said that the US president was making his country a ‘scapegoat’ for its own military failures.

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Archaeologists in Pompeii find sensual fresco of goddess and a swan

The swan is said to denote the god Jupiter who is impregnating Leda.

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Brexit transition period should end before slated 2022 election, says May

Business Secretary Greg Clark believes an extension may be useful for employers.

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Emmanuel Macron vows vigilance as Nissan scandal affects Renault

The French carmaker is in an alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi.

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How much would you pay for the Oscar for best picture?

The statuettes for 1936 and 1948 are going under the hammer.

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Plane carries rocket in Virgin Orbit captive carry flight test

Virgin takes its latest step towards launching rockets that will carry satellites for internet access and to track weather.

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Campaigners urge investment in sanitation on World Toilet Day

The lack of suitable facilities is most marked in Africa and Asia.

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Girl, 12, in Grenfell Tower asked 999 operator: ‘Please can you hurry up?’

Details of Jessica Urbano Ramirez’s 999 call, which lasted almost an hour, were revealed in a 70-page transcript at a public inquiry.

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Florida offers Donald Trump a sunny outlook ahead of 2020 elections

The Republicans not only won the governorship but also ousted a long-serving Democrat from the US senate.

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Paul Gascoigne charged with sexually assaulting woman on train

He will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on December 11.

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Commons could back staying in single market and customs union, Sturgeon claims

Scotland’s First Minister has confirmed SNP MPs will vote against the British Prime Minister’s draft EU withdrawal agreement.

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman urges political settlement in Yemen

Riyadh has been leading a coalition to oust the Houthi rebels.

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Trial date set for man accused of murdering UK schoolgirl Lucy McHugh

The body of the 13-year-old was found in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre on July 26.

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Memorial held 40 years after Jonestown cult massacre

The atrocity claimed the lives of 918 Americans in Guyana and was orchestrated by the Reverend Jim Jones.

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Boost for Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu as key ally stays in coalition

Naftali Bennett’s decision to remain in the cabinet came amid calls for an early election.

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Scientists to create materials in space impossible to develop on Earth

Engineers hope it could bring them a step closer to producing ‘unobtanium’.

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Tory leadership contest: How would it work?

Theresa May faces another challenging week.

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Landslides kill 13 and leave four missing in Vietnam

Some 600 soldiers have been mobilised to search for the missing.

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No reason for me to hear it: Trump on Khashoggi death tape

The president said his administration will get ‘a very full report’ in the next few days.

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Evacuations urged near Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire

At least three nearby communities are evacuating so far, however a disaster coordination spokesman said at least eight should consider leaving.

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Up to 409 injured as scattered fuel tax protests persist in France

Nearly 300,000 people protested to try to force the French government to lower taxes on diesel and petrol.

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French and German leaders meet to discuss ‘more united’ approach

‘We must do a great deal by May next year to achieve a more united, more sovereign and more efficient Europe,’ Emmanuel Macron said.

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Searchers in California fires step up efforts before rain

Rain forecast for midweek could frustrate search efforts.

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Brexit: The week ahead

Theresa May faces another tough week.

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Mexican protesters voice anger against migrants heading towards US

Donald Trump expressed support for the mayor of the city of Tijuana where migrants have gathered.

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Benjamin Netanyahu rejects calls for early election in Israel

The prime minister added the defence minister role to his duties following the resignation of former ally Avigdor Lieberman over Gaza policy.

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Finnish president confirms forestry chat with Donald Trump

However, Sauli Niinisto could not recall if the subject of raking was discussed after the US leader suggested it might help prevent wildfires.

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