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Some 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have now failed fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the UK Government has said.

Turkish police use tear gas to prevent LGBT pride march in Istanbul

Turkish police have used tear gas to prevent people from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride march in Istanbul.

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New car horn that sounds like a synthesised duck has been developed as an alternative to the angry honk

The device was developed to get attention in a less stressful way.

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90 email accounts compromised during cyber attack on Westminster

Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber attack on Westminster, parliamentary officials have said.

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Murder victim stabbed through the heart died in parents' arms

A murder victim who was stabbed through the heart while walking home from a night out died in his parents' arms, detectives have said.

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Seven killed in Kashmir cable car accident

Four Indian tourists and three local residents died when a cable car crashed down from a height of 30 metres in a tourist town in the Indian part of Kashmir.

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Grenfell Tower dead murdered by political decisions, says John McDonnell

UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell has claimed the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were murdered by political decisions.

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Erdogan rejects Arab demands to remove Turkish troops from Qatar

Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, saying their sweeping list of ultimatums has threatened ...

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Everything you need to know about the cyber attack on Westminster amid blackmail fears

Users of the Westminster system have been unable to access their accounts remotely.

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Forest fire near Spanish nature reserve forces evacuation of 1,000 people

A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday.

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Six taken to hospital after car hits crowd in Newcastle Eid celebration

Six people have been taken to hospital after a car crashed in to pedestrians outside a sports centre in Newcastle, the ambulance service has said.

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Cholera epidemic in Yemen 'worst in the world' says WHO

Following two years of civil war the UN says the country's health, water and sanitation systems are collapsing.

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Latest: Death toll from Pakistan oil tanker fire rises to 153

Latest: The death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 153, with dozens more in a critical condition, and the fatalities are expected to increase.

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Nine bodies recovered after landslide buries scores in China

Chinese crews have recovered nine bodies and are still searching for 109 others about 30 hours after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in ...

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LATEST: Residents say tensions are rising as evacuation of towers continues

LATEST: Residents yet to be evacuated from four tower blocks have claimed they are being intimidated by security guards, and that tensions are rising, as the operation ...

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Father finds out his son still alive after misidentified body buried

A father found out his son was still alive after a body misidentified by officials was buried.

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Berlin rolls out red carpet as giant pandas arrive from China

Two giant pandas have received a celebrity welcome in Berlin from the mayor and Chinese ambassador after they weathered a long flight from China.

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Death toll in spate of attacks in Pakistan rises to 85

The death toll from twin blasts in Parachinar has climbed to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan to 85.

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Activists in Turkey determined to march in defiance of ban on Istanbul Pride

Turkish authorities say they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday - the third year in a row the celebration has been banned.

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Rally by far right group in England passes off without any major disorder

A rally in England by the far-right Britain First group has passed without any major disorder after a high-profile policing operation.

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Here is how the tech used in nuclear bomb detection helped us learn more about whales

YouTubers MinuteEarth explain the surprising connection.

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'Build bridges not walls' - Jeremy Corbyn draws biggest crowd at Glastonbury

He vowed to cheering crowds that his politics would be "put back in a box"

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British Parliament hit by cyber attack

The Houses of Parliament in London have been hit by a cyber security attack.

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Here’s how moths could help you read your smartphone in the sun

Looking at your mobile in the shade could become a thing of the past.

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United arab emirates: We are not trying to force regime change in Qatar

The Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership but are willing to cut ties if it does not agree to their demands, a top United ...

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Q&A: Key questions about cladding used on tower blocks as many samples fail safety tests

Cladding samples from 27 high-rise buildings in 15 local authorities are being deemed as unsafe.

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'Very comfortable' Qatar says it can withstand pressure 'forever' amid crisis

Qatar has said it is "very comfortable" and can survive the economic and diplomatic steps its neighbours have taken to pressure it "forever".

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27 tower blocks in 15 council areas fail cladding fire safety tests

Cladding samples from 27 high-rise buildings in 15 local authorities have failed safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

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More than 80 refuse to leave as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears

More than 80 people have refused to leave their homes on a London estate during a mass evacuation launched over fire safety fears linked to the Grenfell Tower disaster. ...

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Death toll from Pakistan bomb and gun attacks rises to 61

The death toll from twin blasts in the north-western town of Parachinar climbed to 45 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan ...

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Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ...

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More than 140 missing as homes buried by China landslide

More than 140 people are feared to have been buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth which crashed into their homes in south-western ...

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Everything we know so far about the Chalcots Estate evacuation

Residents said they had received little or no warning they would have to leave their homes.

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Hundreds face housing chaos as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears

Hundreds of residents of a London housing estate have found their lives thrown into chaos after their tower blocks were evacuated amid safety fears linked to the ...

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Sniper credited with record after reportedly hitting IS fighter from over two miles

A Canadian sniper has broken a world record after reportedly shooting dead an Islamic State fighter in Iraq from more than two miles away.

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Scientists set out to discover why some people are more attractive to mosquitoes than others

They hope the new study will reveal a definitive genetic trait that underpins the phenomenon.

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Hotpoint urges thousands to contact them over faulty fridge-freezer that sparked Grenfell fire

Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company. ...

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Jeremy Corbyn polls better than Theresa May on suitability for Prime Minister role

Jeremy Corbyn has overtaken Theresa May for the first time on the question of who voters think would make the best British prime minister, a poll suggests.

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Being a hero and putting others first when disaster strikes isn't always a good thing, study suggests

Researchers say putting your own safety first is the best way to approach the situation.

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British court rules against father for taking daughter on term-time holidays

A father in the UK who fought a long-running legal battle over taking his child on a term-time holiday was today found guilty over the unauthorised trip.

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Man who planned 'most appalling abuse imaginable on children' caught in online trap

A sex offender who conspired with a mother to carry out the "most appalling abuse imaginable" planned to travel to Canada to rape her children, the National Crime ...

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Facebook to train charities and non-profits in countering ’hate speech’

Facebook has revealed new plans to tackle extremism by educating charities and other organisations on how to counter hate speech.

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5 dead, including 3 children, after being electrocuted at water park in Turkey

Five people, including three children, were electrocuted at a water park pool in north-west Turkey and have died, according to media reports.

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Man facing prison over friend's death in gas mask after 'extreme' sex

A man is facing prison after being convicted of killing his sexual partner who he left tied up with a gas mask around his face.

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US releases photos of Russian Jet coming within a few feet of one of their planes

Photos of a Russian jet coming within a few feet of a US air force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea have been released by the US European Command.

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Manslaughter charges being considered after Grenfell Fire

Manslaughter charges are being considered by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire as it emerged the structure had failed fire safety tests.

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Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

US President Donald Trump has suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings ...

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