Trump says arming teachers in schools is 'up to states'

President Donald Trump says arming teachers as a deterrent against school shootings is "up to States".

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Latest: UN unanimously demands 30-day ceasefire across Syria

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and ...

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Death toll from Mogadishu blast rises to 21

The death toll from two explosions in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday has risen to 21.

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Lawyers seek information about aborted execution in Alabama

Execution team members jabbed an inmate repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin in effort to find a usable vein before the state called off the lethal injection, ...

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NRA faces corporate backlash after Florida school shooting

The National Rifle Association is facing a corporate backlash as companies take a closer look at their ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre. ...

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US couple accused of torturing their children appear in court

A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children have pleaded not guilty to new charges of child abuse.

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Deaths mount in Syria as UN weighs ceasefire resolution

Syrian government warplanes have carried out a sixth day of air strikes in rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll ...

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Alleged Canadian serial killer charged with sixth murder

Canadian police have charged an alleged serial killer with another murder, bringing the total to six.

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Fourth Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim 'died of complications from burns'

The fourth Briton to be killed by a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died of complications from his burns, a coroner has said.

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UK's Labour general secretary quits after 'tumultuous' tenure

UK's Labour general secretary is quitting the role after a "tumultuous" seven-year tenure.

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White House locked down after vehicle hits security barrier

The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.

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Former Trump advisor pleads guilty to conspiracy charges in Russian probe

A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign has formally pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges in the special ...

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At least 18 killed after twin blasts and gunfire in Somali capital

At least 18 people have been killed and another 20 were hurt after twin explosions and gunfire rocked Somalia's capital Mogadishu, ambulance officials said.

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Trump admits bald spot struggle following photo revelations

US president Donald Trump has admitted he goes to great lengths to hide a bald spot revealed in a recent photo.

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Massacre school reopened amid scrutiny of armed officer on campus

The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people has reopened for teachers as the community deals with claims that the armed officer on campus ...

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US imposes 'heaviest sanctions ever' on North Korea, as Ivanka arrives in South Korea

The Trump administration has escalated pressure on North Korea by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah ...

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Trump: Armed officer was 'coward' or 'didn't react properly under pressure' during shooting

The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people has reopened for teachers as the community deals with claims that the armed officer on campus ...

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New US embassy in Jerusalem set to open in May

The new US embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence, White House officials said.

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French customs officers find stolen Degas painting in unclaimed suitcase on a bus

French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.

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These gun owners are destroying their weapons after the Florida school shooting

Owners of assault weapons are saying #OneLessGun following the events at Parkland

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Bombing continues near Damascus day after UN calls for ceasefire in Syria

Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia have continued their bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day, killing five ...

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Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

Ivanka Trump has told South Korea's president that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to call for maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear ...

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The massacre of Ghouta: A glimpse inside Syria's 'hell on earth'

Cork woman Máiread Collins is Christian Aid’s Advocacy Officer for Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. In this exclusive piece she reveals the terrifying twilight ...

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Donald Trump set to announce 'largest ever set of new sanctions' on North Korea

The Trump administration is hitting more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions in the latest bid to turn up the pressure on North ...

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Watch this mesmerising video of a gold ferrofluid display

This material, created by Nasa, goes wild in the presence of magnets.

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Police officer who collapsed and died at football match 'was not in confrontation'

A riot police officer who died during crowd trouble before a Europa League football match in Spain collapsed on his own and was not involved in a direct confrontation ...

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This creepy robot slithers on its belly like a snake

Researchers at Harvard used the Japanese craft of kirigami to create synthetic scales.

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'You can get anything here' - grooming gang member tells British police

One member of a grooming gang spoke to British investigators in derogatory terms about British girls and said: "You can get anything here."

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UN report reveals extent of gang rapes and beheadings in South Sudan war

The latest report on human rights abuses carried out during South Sudan's civil war contains harrowing accounts of beheadings, mutilations, gang rapes and other ...

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Jean Claude Juncker jokes: 'It would be good for Britain if I was' British PM

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker has joked that Britain would be better off if he was prime minister.

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Trump defies NRA with call to raise minimum age for buying assault rifles

US president Donald Trump has defied many of his supporters in gun lobbying group the National Rifle Association (NRA) by saying assault rifles should be kept out ...

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German food bank condemned for turning away foreigners

A food bank in Germany is being criticised for its decision to stop serving more foreigners, who make up a growing percentage of its users.

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Syrian government warplanes continue bombardment despite international ceasefire pleas

Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia have continued their bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day, killing five ...

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Granddad pays tribute to 'happy, lovely boys' aged six and two killed in hit and run in UK

The family of two young brothers killed in a hit-and-run collision have paid tribute to them as "happy, caring and lovely" children.

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Ivanka Trump 'very, very excited' to lead US delegation at Winter Olympics

Ivanka Trump has landed in South Korea to attend this weekend's closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Man convicted of raping and murdering college student yells 'murderers!' as he is executed

A Florida inmate convicted of raping and killing a college student decades ago screamed and yelled "murderers!" three times, thrashing on a stretcher as he was being ...

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Drinking fruit tea between meals increases chance of tooth erosion

Research found certain behaviour – such as consuming acidic food and drink between meals – increases the chance of erosive tooth wear.

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'I'm more afraid now than when I was a prisoner of war in WWII' - 96-year-old man attacked in burglary

Detectives in England are hunting two burglars who attacked a 96-year-old former prisoner of war in his own home.

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US governor hits out at 'baseless and unfounded' charge over nude photo

Missouri governor Eric Greitens has been charged after allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015.

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Parents charged with torturing 13 children due in court

A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them are due in court today.

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Australia's Deputy Prime Minister resigns from role amid sex scandals

Australia's beleaguered deputy prime minister quit the Cabinet today over allegations that he sexually harassed a woman, but said he would not resign from Parliament. ...

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Deputy on duty at Florida school during shooting resigns

The deputy who was on duty at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School during last week's mass shooting has resigned.

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Spanish police officer dead following fan violence before Europa League match

A police officer has died after clashes between police and football fans before a Europa League match in Bilbao, Spanish police said.

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British couple kidnapped in South Africa

South African police have launched an investigation to find a British couple kidnapped more than a week ago from a popular tourist spot in southern KwaZulu-Natal ...

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Here’s how your gym selfies and exercise bragging posts on social media are affecting your friends

Scientists studied how posts about exercise and workouts impact those who view them.

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Donald Trump's former campaign chief charged with laundering €24.3m

Special counsel Robert Mueller as brought new tax charges against ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business associate Rick Gates.

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Florida students not backing off push for gun regulations

The student-driven movement to rewrite US gun laws showed no sign of waning a week after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida school, with politicians yielding ...

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How genetically-engineered bacteria could one day be used to ‘grow’ biodegradable paints

Scientists were able to change the colour of bacteria by manipulating their internal colony structure.

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Brothers aged two and six killed by 'drunk' hit-and-run driver in horror crash

Two young brothers have been killed in a hit-and-run horror crash, police said.

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Haiti suspends Oxfam amid sexual misconduct probe

The Oxfam charity has been suspended in Haiti for two months amid an investigation into sexual misconduct, a government minister in the country has said.

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