Parents say 101 Nigeria girls missing after suspected Boko Haram attack

More than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school in northern Nigeria, parents have said.

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Brexit 'war cabinet' meets to thrash out withdrawal agenda

Cabinet heavyweights are using a marathon "away day" meeting to try and agree a unified Brexit stance following recent Tory clashes on how to move forward.

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Brussels suburb reopened after 'gunman' scare

Latest: Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb on Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness reports that ...

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La Liga footballer charged with attempted murder

A Spanish judge has charged Villarreal footballer Ruben Semedo with attempted murder and ordered him to be temporarily detained without bail.

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Saudi Arabia announces first opera house

Saudi Arabia says construction will soon begin on the first opera house in the kingdom, where concerts have been banned for two decades, along with music in restaurants ...

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Philippines leader bans reporter from presidential palace compound

The Philippine president has banned a reporter from attending briefings at the presidential palace compound because her online news organisation's licence to operate ...

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Calls to end Syria bombardment as shelling claims more victims in Ghouta

World leaders and aid groups are calling for an end to the Syrian government's bombing of opposition-held eastern suburbs of Damascus that has left hundreds of people ...

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Montenegro police identify US embassy attacker

Police in Montenegro say the man who threw a bomb into the US embassy compound and then killed himself had no criminal record and that the attack was not an act ...

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Firefighters remove spanner from man's genitals

A man was freed by firefighters after getting his genitals trapped in a ring spanner.

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Red-footed tortoise stolen from enclosure in Edinburgh

A red-footed tortoise has been stolen from a butterfly house in Midlothian, Edinburgh.

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Internet dating couple jailed for plotting IS attack in Britain

A lonely hearts couple have been jailed for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb or ricin attack over the Christmas holidays.

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Mother who poisoned and suffocated eight-week-old son is jailed

A mother in the UK has been jailed for a minimum of 14 years and nine months for suffocating and poisoning her eight-week-old son.

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Toddler, two, dies and six-year-old brother critically ill after UK hit-and-run

A two-year-old boy has died and his brother is critically ill in hospital after a hit-and-run.

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The drugs do work – study suggests antidepressants are effective

Researchers at Oxford University studied the effectiveness of 21 anti-depressants.

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Size does matter to monkeys with big noses, say scientists

Researchers say exaggerated masculine traits in male proboscis monkeys, such as big noses, ‘serve as advertisements to females’.

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German court defers ruling on banning diesel cars in cities

A German court has deferred a decision on whether to allow a ban on diesel cars in cities to lower air pollution.

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National rifle association chiefs lash out at gun control supporters

Leaders of the National Rifle Association are accusing supporters of gun control of exploiting the mass school shooting in Florida to promote an anti-gun agenda.

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Russian arrested over Euro 2016 attack on British football fan

German police have arrested a Russian suspected of seriously injuring a British football fan during the Euro 2016 championships in France two years ago.

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Donald Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

US President Donald Trump has endorsed stricter gun control measures, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. ...

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5 key moments as Florida school shooting survivors question senator

Marco Rubio was confronted by parents and friends of the latest high school shooting’s victims.

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Will arming teachers with guns stop US school shootings?

President Donald Trump has said that if one of the victims of the latest school shooting in the US, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that ...

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Latest: Dutch prosecutors reject calls to open criminal tobacco probe

Latest: Dutch prosecutors have rejected calls to open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter. ...

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Death row inmate awaits verdict in rare clemency case

A Texas inmate set for execution this evening is waiting to hear if a rare clemency recommendation to spare his life at the urging of his father will be accepted.

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Russia will consider UN ceasefire in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said Moscow will consider supporting a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria if it does not ...

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Internet dating couple face jail for plotting an IS attack in Britain

A lonely hearts couple will be sentenced later for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb or ricin attack over the Christmas holidays.

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Theresa May hosting eight hour crunch Cabinet talk to hammer out Brexit agenda

Theresa May is hosting an eight-hour inner Cabinet summit intended to finally thrash out the UK's Brexit objectives after Tory tensions on EU withdrawal broke to ...

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British woman attacked by water buffalo

A British woman attacked by a rogue water buffalo on a Cambodian island has said she does not want the animal to "come to any harm".

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UK's EU net migration falls below 100,000 for first time in over four years

Net migration to the UK from the European Union has fallen below 100,000 for the first time in more than four years, official figures reveal.

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British Airways plane diverts after issue with on-board toilets

Passengers on a flight to Tenerife were forced to cross their legs for more than three hours after cabin crew discovered an issue with the on-board toilets.

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Hillsborough investigators reviewing evidence on five more suspects

Investigators probing the Hillsborough disaster are reviewing evidence relating to five more suspects.

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Hospitals overwhelmed in 'hell on earth' Ghouta

Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus have said they cannot keep up with the number of casualties, amid shelling by government forces.

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Rescuers search debris for victims buried in Java landslide

Rescuers used their bare hands to search for people buried beneath tons of mud after a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java wiped out rice paddies, killing ...

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Briton and German arrested for drug-smuggling at Bali Airport

Indonesian customs officials have arrested two foreigners accused of attempting to smuggle drugs on to the tourist island of Bali.

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Court considers banning diesel cars in German cities to cut air pollution

A German court is considering whether authorities should ban diesel cars from cities to lower air pollution, a move which could have drastic consequences for the ...

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Boys in hospital after drug overdoses at private school in Australia

Five teenage boys remained in an Australian hospital on Thursday, a day after suffering drug overdoses at a private school.

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UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help civilians

Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote on a UN resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people ...

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'I hear you': Here's what was on Donald Trump's notes for his meeting with Florida shooting survivors

Students and parents delivered emotional appeals to President Donald Trump yesterday to act on school safety and guns after last week's mass shooting in Florida.

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Study suggests antidepressants are effective

Antidepressants are effective in the treatment of the mental health condition, according to the authors of an international study.

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Montenegro police work to identify US Embassy attacker

An attacker threw a grenade at the US Embassy in the capital of Montenegro then killed himself with another explosive device.

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'If you can't buy a beer, you shouldn't be able to buy a gun,' father of Florida shooting survivor tells Trump

Students and parents have delivered emotional appeals to President Donald Trump to act on school safety and guns after last week's mass shooting in Florida.

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Thousands of protestors at Florida state Capitol call for gun law changes

Thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol of Florida on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type ...

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Trump meets students, parents and teachers affected by school shootings

Parents, teachers and students affected by school shootings over the past two decades have met President Donald Trump as the White House sought to show resolve against ...

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Here are the inspiring ways US teenagers are fighting for gun control

From protests to confronting lawmakers, these teens aren’t going away any time soon.

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50 girls still missing in Nigeria after Boko Haram attack

About 50 girls remain missing several days after an attack on a village in Nigeria by Boko Haram extremists.

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Florida school shooting survivors urge politicians to act on gun control

Survivors of the Florida school shooting have descended on the state legislature to deliver one overarching message on gun control: It is time for action.

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British police officer can return to duty after being cleared of stealing colleagues biscuits

A police officer who was alleged to have taken a colleague's tin of biscuits has been found not guilty of gross misconduct.

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Privacy concerns as Google digital assistant expands to nest cameras

Google's voice-activated digital assistant is branching out to the Nest deluxe security camera in an expansion which could amplify privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected ...

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'Human tragedy' sees French join UN in 'vigorous' condemnation of Syrian bombardment

French president Emmanuel Macron has said France "vigorously" condemns the bombardment of the rebel-held area of eastern Ghouta in Syria.

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European Beaker immigrants took over UK, study shows

Stonehenge is the lasting legacy of a lost people, according to new research.

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UK model agreed to kidnapping plot to boost career, court told

A Polish man accused of kidnapping British model Chloe Ayling in Italy has claimed she agreed to take part in a ransom plot to help boost her career.

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