Iranian ambassador claims Free Nazanin campaign is ‘unhelpful’
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Iranian ambassador claims Free Nazanin campaign is ‘unhelpful’

The Iranian ambassador to the UK has told the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe that his campaign to secure her release from a Tehran jail is reducing the chances…

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Jess Varnish loses employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport
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Jess Varnish loses employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

Former Great Britain track cyclist Jess Varnish has lost her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport which had threatened to overhaul the way Olympic athletes…

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Sherrilyn Kenyon accuses husband of ‘Shakespearean plot’ to poison her
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Sherrilyn Kenyon accuses husband of ‘Shakespearean plot’ to poison her

Bestselling urban fantasy novelist Sherrilyn Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against her husband that accuses him of poisoning her for financial gain, as well as attempting to destroy…

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‘I was prepared to die’: survivors recount chaos of Nairobi attack
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‘I was prepared to die’: survivors recount chaos of Nairobi attack

Kenya’s president has vowed to relentlessly pursue anyone involved in the Nairobi hotel complex attack, as new details of the 16-hour siege emerged and investigators tried to trace…

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Viagogo briefly discloses details of touts before deadline
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Viagogo briefly discloses details of touts before deadline

A millionaire super-tout and a ticket fraudster’s wife have been revealed as some of the people using much-criticised ticket website Viagogo to make money from music and sports…

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Hillsborough police chief lacked knowledge of hazards, court hears
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Hillsborough police chief lacked knowledge of hazards, court hears

David Duckenfield, the South Yorkshire police officer in command during the Hillsborough disaster, lacked knowledge of the “hazards” at the stadium’s Leppings Lane end that represented “an obvious,…

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Industry alliance sets out $1bn to tackle oceans’ plastic waste
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Industry alliance sets out $1bn to tackle oceans’ plastic waste

The scourge of plastic waste in the world’s oceans is the target of a new global alliance of businesses which says it will try to reduce the amount…

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Patisserie Valerie says its accounts were ‘significantly manipulated’
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Patisserie Valerie says its accounts were ‘significantly manipulated’

Patisserie Valerie, the cafe chain which came within hours of financial collapse in October after discovering a multimillion-pound black hole in its accounts, has uncovered “thousands of false…

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Woman had plastic pill packet lodged in her throat for 17 days
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Woman had plastic pill packet lodged in her throat for 17 days

A woman in Northern Ireland lived with a plastic pill packet lodged in her throat for 17 days before it was detected following four visits to the hospital.…

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Rape scenes no longer allowed in films rated suitable for under-15s
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Rape scenes no longer allowed in films rated suitable for under-15s

Scenes of rape and other forms of sexual violence will no longer be allowed in films classified for under-15s in a shake-up of the British ratings system. The…

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