Canadian hunters want to club tens of thousands more baby seals to death in cull expansion
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Canadian hunters want to club tens of thousands more baby seals to death in cull expansion

Hunters in Canada want to be allowed to club to death tens of thousands more baby seals each year in an expansion of their annual cull. Hunting groups…

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Brexit votes: MPs take back control – but then reject every single option in front of them
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Brexit votes: MPs take back control – but then reject every single option in front of them

MPs have failed to break the Brexit impasse after they were unable to find a Commons majority for any Brexit plan, despite voting on eight different options. Under the…

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Apple Watch: As smart watch’s smart heart tracking features are turned on, Apple explains its turn to health and wellness
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Apple Watch: As smart watch’s smart heart tracking features are turned on, Apple explains its turn to health and wellness

Since its launch in 2015, the Apple Watch has evolved with new features and capabilities. Now, thanks to a just-released software update, the latest model of Apple Watch,…

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Theresa May has offered to quit. What happens next – at No 10 and for Brexit?
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Theresa May has offered to quit. What happens next – at No 10 and for Brexit?

Theresa May has told Conservative MPs at a closed meeting that she will step aside as prime minister after she has delivered Brexit. Here The Independent takes a look at…

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Volodymyr Zelensky: The showman whose next act may be taking the Ukrainian presidency
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Volodymyr Zelensky: The showman whose next act may be taking the Ukrainian presidency

Ukraine is the kind of place where the bizarre rarely has the capacity to shock. In a presidential campaign that pits a man trying to find a wife…

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Lebanon warns Europe could face another ‘wave’ of Syrian refugees
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Lebanon warns Europe could face another ‘wave’ of Syrian refugees

Europe could face another refugee crisis if Lebanons struggling economy does not improve, the countrys president has warned. More than 1.5 million Syrians are currently seeking refuge in Lebanon,…

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We might never fully understand the harms of our toxic air, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t act
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We might never fully understand the harms of our toxic air, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t act

The possibility of a link between air pollution and psychosis-like hallucinations and paranoia is the latest warning that the conveniences we take for granted as a society cause…

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Premier League 100: 60-41 featuring Gary Neville, Kevin de Bruyne, Fernando Torres and more
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Premier League 100: 60-41 featuring Gary Neville, Kevin de Bruyne, Fernando Torres and more

This week, The Independent is counting down through the 100 greatest players ever to grace the Premier League. We asked all of our sportswriters to rank their greatest…

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Venezuelan women wade across rivers for medical care in Colombia: ‘She was pregnant in need but could not cross and died’
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Venezuelan women wade across rivers for medical care in Colombia: ‘She was pregnant in need but could not cross and died’

The Simon Bolivar bridge, a major pedestrian crossing between Venezuela and Colombia, used to be a sea of people but has metamorphosed into little more than a trickle of…

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Brexit: Labour set to order MPs to vote for second referendum
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Brexit: Labour set to order MPs to vote for second referendum

Labour is set to order its MPs to vote in a favour of a "confirmatory" Brexit referendum on any deal.  The motion, tabled in the name of former…

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Trump news – live: Impeachment talk resumes amid claims attorney general thinks Trump is ‘above the law’ on Mueller report
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Trump news – live: Impeachment talk resumes amid claims attorney general thinks Trump is ‘above the law’ on Mueller report

House speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged her fellow Democrats not to accept the verdict of attorney-general William Barr on the Mueller report as Donald Trump continues to gloat over…

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With Russian hawks circling, the west would be wise not to ignore this week’s elections in Ukraine
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With Russian hawks circling, the west would be wise not to ignore this week’s elections in Ukraine

The upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine attract fairly modest attention in the west. Perhaps theres nothing strange in that because everybody is focused either on Brexit, or on…

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Brexit news – live: Labour ‘backs second referendum’ ahead of day of judgement as MPs take control with indicative votes
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Brexit news – live: Labour ‘backs second referendum’ ahead of day of judgement as MPs take control with indicative votes

Labour will back calls for a "confirmatory referendum" on the final Brexit deal as MPs vote this evening to alter the direction of Britain leaving the European Union.  Later…

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Brexit: EU president Donald Tusk warns against ‘betraying’ Remain voters who are ‘not represented by UK parliament’
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Brexit: EU president Donald Tusk warns against ‘betraying’ Remain voters who are ‘not represented by UK parliament’

Anti-Brexit British voters who want to remain in the EU must not be betrayed, the president of the European Council has warned. Donald Tusk said many of the…

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Measles outbreak: New York county bans unvaccinated children from all public spaces
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Measles outbreak: New York county bans unvaccinated children from all public spaces

A New York county has banned unvaccinated children from all public spaces as the state battles its largest measles outbreak in decades. Officials in Rockland County declared a…

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From Joni Mitchell to James Taylor: How singing voices can get better with age
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From Joni Mitchell to James Taylor: How singing voices can get better with age

The hills are alive with the sound of mature singing voices at the moment. A multiplicity of them. And what a heady and heartening hubbub they are making.…

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