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Donald Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson after Sylvester Stallone's call

Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.

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Prison officers recruitment targets hit early

The Government has recruited more than 2,500 extra prison officers, hitting a target seven months ahead of schedule.

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Chemical weapons inspectors enter Douma two weeks after attack

Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities.

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Christians claim they are being forced out of Pakistani city by Isil violence

Christians say they are being driven from one of Pakistan’s major cities after a string of deadly terrorist attacks claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

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Donald Trump says his personal lawyer Michael Cohen will not 'flip'

Donald Trump has said he does not think Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, will "flip" and co-operate with criminal investigators.

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Ed Westwick facing two possible sex assault charges, prosecutors reveal

Ed Westwick, the British actor, is facing two possible charges relating to sexual assault allegations, it has emerged.

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Carwyn Jones to stand down as First Minister of Wales in the autumn

Carwyn Jones has announced he is to stand down as First Minister of Wales in the autumn.

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India set to introduce death penalty for child rapists 

The Indian government on Saturday approved sweeping new measures to combat the country’s high number of sexual assault cases, including death sentences for those convicted of raping children.

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Chefs ban swearing in their kitchens as they struggle to hire millennial staff

Chefs have banned swearing and cracked down on shouting and bullying amid fears aggression in the kitchen is putting young people off joining the industry.

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Europe orders emergency checks on engine type that exploded in fatal Southwest Airlines incident

US and European airline regulators on Friday ordered emergency inspections within 20 days of nearly 700 aircraft engines similar to the one involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines engine blowout earlier this week, citing risks of a similar mishap.

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Kim Jong-un: North Korea suspending missile launches and shutting down nuclear test site

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has announced Pyongyang will carry out no more ballistic missile tests and will shut down its nuclear test site, a significant gesture as diplomacy in the region ramps up.

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Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig share pregnancy news: 'We’re going to have a little human'

When Rachel Weisz was asked in 2012, a year after marrying Daniel Craig, if the couple would have a child, she replied:

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Smallville actress Allison Mack arrested in New York sex cult case

Allison Mack, the actress best known for appearing in the Superman TV show Smallville, was arrested on Friday and charged with helping run a secret society that enslaved women and branded them with the founder’s initials, according to prosecutor

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Hither Green: Police arrest remaining suspect in Kent two weeks after burglar was stabbed in home raid

A suspect wanted in connection with a burglary during which his alleged accomplice was stabbed to death has been arrested by police in Kent.

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Nissan to lay off hundreds of workers at Sunderland plant

Nissan is to lay off hundreds of workers from its car plant in Sunderland, as it shifts production away from diesel vehicles amid a sharp fall in sales.

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Former French PM Manuel Valls considering standing for mayor of Barcelona

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is considering running in Barcelona's mayoral election next year as a candidate for a Spanish pro-business party that opposes Catalan independence.

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German theatre under fire for offering free tickets to those who wear a swastika armband

A theatre in Germany was engulfed in controversy on Friday after it offered free tickets to a play based on the life of Hitler to anyone prepared to wear a swastika armband.

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Senior Porsche manager arrested in connection with Dieselgate scandal

A senior manager at Porsche has been arrested in Germany in connection with the Dieselgate emissions scandal, it emerged on Friday.

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Bling 12-year-old Indian heir gives up luxury to become a monk

A 12-year-old Indian boy who stood to lead a life of luxury and inherit millions has abandoned the high life for an austere, spiritual existence as a monk of the Jain religion.

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Boris Johnson says Britain will support Zimbabwe to return to Commonwealth if elections are fair

Britain would back a Zimbabwean bid to rejoin Commonwealth if presidential elections later this summer go smoothly, Boris Johnson has said.

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Dog feared to have cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears... but vet didn't realise until midway through operation 

A dog feared to cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears, but the vet did not realise until halfway through the operation.

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Banker ran out of his home in his underwear to tackle moped-riding thief trying to rob his Mercedes

An investment banker ran out of his London home in his underwear to tackle a moped robber who was trying to break into his Mercedes in the street.

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Tourists face up to €10,000 fine for urinating in Renaissance loggia, as Florence braces for summer onslaught

Tourists caught urinating in the street in Florence have been hit with fines of up to 10,000 euros (£8,750) each as Italy vows to crack down on anti-social behaviour by visitors this summer.

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