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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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DNA breakthrough brings arrest in one of Britain's longest unsolved child killings

An arrest has been made in one of Britain’s longest unsolved child killings following a DNA breakthrough.

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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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Donald Trump to visit UK in late summer, senior US official says

Donald Trump is looking to visit the UK in late summer, according to a senior official in his administration.

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10-year Treasury yield surges to highest level since early 2014

The 10-year Treasury yield hit its highest level since January 2014, nearing the critical 3pc milestone, on signs the US Federal Reserve looks set to hike interest rates at least two more times this year.

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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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Gunman opens fire at school on day when students walk out of classes in protest at gun violence

A former pupil of a Florida high school shot and wounded a classmate on Friday just as students across the United States staged a walkout in protest at the country’s gun violence.

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British man with first case of 'super-gonorrhoea' is cured

A British man who became the first ever to contract 'super gonorrhoea' has been cured, as doctors say the case is a wake up call.

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Stephen Lawrence murder investigation should have continued, best friend claims

Stephen Lawrence's best friend has said he blames Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, for the force's failure to bring his other racist killers to justice.

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Judge 'blocks' sale of Frida Kahlo doll after complaint from Mexican artist's family

A Mexican judge has blocked a company associated with US toymaker Mattel Inc from commercializing the image of artist Frida Kahlo, her family says, as it seeks to halt sales of a Barbie doll styled after the influential artist.

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Threatened 700-year-old Banyan tree put on intravenous drip

A Banyan tree said to 700 years old was put on a special intravenous drip to ward off a termite infestation, after Indian officials feared the insects could kill the ancient tourist attraction.

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Opec v Trump: oil markets retreat as rifts emerge

Oil prices retreated from multi-year highs as US President Donald Trump lashed out at the world’s largest oil producing nations during a meeting which exposed rifts at the heart of the Opec cartel.

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Tom Courtenay gets a new lease of life after being cured of colour blindness at 81

Tom Courtenay says he has found a new lease of life at 81 after having surgery to correct the colour blindness he never knew he had.

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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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Natalie Portman pulls out of 'Jewish Nobel' over recent events in Israel

Natalie Portman has pulled out of the "Jewish Nobel" prize ceremony in Israel because of her "extreme distress" over recent events in the country.

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Democrats sue Donald Trump's campaign and Russia for interfering in 2016 election

The Democratic Party is suing Russia, Donald Trump's election campaign and WikiLeaks for conspiring to damage Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the 2016 presidential election.

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Investigation launched in Italy after one of world's rarest bears dies during capture by rangers

An investigation has been launched in Italy into how one of the world’s rarest bears died after being captured and sedated by biologists.

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'Flamboyant' jihadi linked to 9/11 terror cell captured by Kurdish forces in Syria

A Syrian-German jihadist linked to the 9/11 attacks on the United States has been captured in Syria by US-backed forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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British teen hacker made 'I own you' appear on US security chief's home TV, court hears 

A British teenager hacked into a US security chief's home television and made the words "I own you" appear on screen, a court has heard.

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Sting admits 'I'm not sure we are the Queen's musical taste, frankly' ahead of birthday concert

Sting, the musician, has admitted his collaboration with Shaggy may not be exactly to the Queen’s taste, as they prepare to play in a concert to celebrate her birthday.

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Takeda raises offer for Shire for a fourth time to £42.8bn

Japanese drug maker Takeda has upped its offer to buy Irish rival Shire for a fourth time, pushing its bid to £42.

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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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Former Credit Suisse banker to oversee sale of taxpayers' stake in RBS

A former Credit Suisse banker has been hired to oversee the sale of taxpayers’ majority stake in Royal Bank of Scotland.

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