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UK weather: 'Extreme caution' urged on roads as snow and 70mph gusts batter Britain

Severe gales of more than 70mph have battered parts of Britain, bringing fresh travel disruption on the roads and bringing down trees onto railway lines.

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More than 50 killed after bus catches fire in Kazakhstan

Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were travelling in caught fire in Kazakhstan's north-western Aktau region, the country's interior ministry said on Thursday.

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Fake News Awards: CNN 'wins' taking 4 out of 11 'accolades' announced by Donald Trump

Donald Trump gave the broadcaster CNN four of his "fake news" awards on Wednesday as he used the gimmick to escalate his attacks on media.

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Residents' fury over £2m bill to replace Grenfell-style cladding

Residents in a privately-owned high-rise block with the same cladding that was used on Grenfell Tower may be forced to pay millions for replacement panels to be installed.

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'The society I had fought for all my life had turned its back on me' SAS Hero of Iran Embassy siege is homeless

A penniless SAS veteran who helped free hostages during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege is living in a B&B because his local council has failed to find him a place to live, he has claimed.

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Cumbria police 'failed to learn lessons' over Poppi Worthington, it is claimed

Cumbria police have been accused of failing to learn lessons from their failure in the Poppi Worthington case as it emerged that they have been criticised by the watchdog over their handling of child abuse allegations in recent weeks.

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4 Places to Visit in Japan Before Everyone Else Does

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 Olympics, the country has been rolling out the red carpet for visitors. Among the new perks are two luxury

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Porn star Stormy Daniels reveals details of 'affair' with Donald Trump

A porn star who was at the heart of a Trump hush money scandal has given details of their alleged affair through a 2011 account which was published on Tuesday.

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Hunt saboteurs join forces with huntsmen as they come together to rescue horse stuck in a bog

Hunt saboteurs joined forces with huntsmen as they came together to rescue a horse which had become trapped in a deep bog.

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YouTube video that taught Manchester bomber how to make explosives is still being shared on the site, US probe hears

A terrorist bomb-making video watched by Salman Abedi before he blew himself up at a Manchester pop concert is still being shared on YouTube, the US Senate has heard.

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Ex-CIA operative suspected of compromising US spies in China is arrested

A former CIA operative has been arrested after investigators suspected he secretly helped bring down America’s network of informants in China.

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Police investigating death of elderly neighbours in quiet village say they may have been poisoned

Murder squad detectives investigating the deaths of two elderly neighbours in a Buckinghamshire village believe the pair may have been poisoned, it has emerged.

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Fish found breathing on baking tray rescued from diners

A fish destined for the plates of hungry diners has had a narrow escape after a chef in an Italian restaurant took pity when he noticed it was still alive as he was about to place it in the oven.

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Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, strikes deal with Russia investigators

Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, has struck a deal with investigators looking into Russian election meddling, according to reports.

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Drunken vandal destroys flatmate's rare plant collection

The travails of scientific research are many and varied, from experiments that go disastrously wrong, to erroneous calculations and sudden cuts in government funding.

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Jamaica women enter Olympic bobsleigh - 30 years after the men

Jamaica will send a women's bobsleigh team to next month's Winter Olympics;

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Balearic Islands to ban plastic by 2020 in bid to clean its beaches

The Balearic Islands are moving to ban the sale of all single-use consumer plastics by 2020 in what could be the most far-reaching legislation in Europe against disposable products.

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Man is told his wife has died in hospital only for him to spot her asleep on ward

A man was told by a hospital nurse that his wife had died, only to turn up and find her asleep on the ward an hour later.

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Police accused of 'helping criminals' by selling old items of uniform on eBay

Police are selling old items of uniforms on eBay to plug a funding gap, as campaigners accused the force of helping criminals to impersonate officers.

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North and South Korea to march under same flag at Winter Olympics in diplomatic breakthrough

The two Koreas on Wednesday agreed to form a united women's hockey team for next month's Winter Olympics in the South, the latest in a flurry of cross-border talks.

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EU concerned by Italy's election campaign after politician's claim that migrants threaten 'the white race'

European leaders have expressed concerns over the outcome of Italy’s election and condemned a senior politician who warned that the “white race” was at risk from uncontrolled immigration.

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'Obsessive' builder accused of kidnapping and raping two young women, leaving one for dead

A builder who became obsessed with two young women kidnapped, raped and cut their throats, leaving one of them dead in a freezer at a disused house, a court has heard.

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Woman takes her cat to the vet - then finds it selling on Facebook marketplace for £50

A woman was shocked to find her cat being sold on Facebook marketplace for £50 after taking him to the vets.

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Sri Lanka reinstated ban on selling alcohol to women

A senior official says Sri Lanka's government has reinstated a ban on women buying alcohol and being employed in places where the drinks are produced and sold.

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California 'House of horrors' children like 'clones' and were 'forced to march in circles'

The 13 children from the California 'House of Horrors' were forced to march in circles in the middle of the night, according to a former neighbour.

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Trump enrages Palestinians by cutting aid to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

The United States announced it would withhold about half the initial aid it planned to give a UN agency that serves the Palestinians, two weeks after President Donald Trump questioned the value of such funding.

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Erupting volcano forces 34,000 to flee Philippine villages

Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano.

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Commuters warned of snow and ice as mountain rescuers called to save stranded motorists

Commuters have been urged to be wary of snow and ice across much of Britain on Wednesday after a mountain rescue team was called to help motorists trapped on a motorway in wintry conditions.

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