UK experiences winter temperatures of more than 20C for first time
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UK experiences winter temperatures of more than 20C for first time

The UK is experiencing its warmest February day on record and some of the highest temperatures ever recorded in winter, according to forecasters. Temperatures in Trawsgoed, Wales, reached…

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Emiliano Sala plane fell thousands of feet in seconds – investigators
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Emiliano Sala plane fell thousands of feet in seconds – investigators

The plane that crashed in the Channel carrying the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala fell thousands of feet in the space of 20 seconds after making a 180-degree…

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Tom Watson says he will personally monitor antisemitism cases
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Tom Watson says he will personally monitor antisemitism cases

Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has told MPs he will take personal charge of monitoring and logging abuse and threats made by members, effectively creating a parallel disciplinary…

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Ex-campaign staffer says Trump kissed her without consent – live updates
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Ex-campaign staffer says Trump kissed her without consent – live updates

Donald Trump has complained about a racist hit he said Spike Lee carried out on him at the Oscars. The film-maker, 61, won his first competitive Academy Award,…

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Stansted 15 ordered back to court on aggravated trespass charge
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Stansted 15 ordered back to court on aggravated trespass charge

Activists known as the Stansted 15 who were convicted under a terrorism-related law for chaining themselves around an immigration removal flight at Stansted airport have been ordered back…

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French teachers give top grades in protest at baccalaureate changes
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French teachers give top grades in protest at baccalaureate changes

Teachers in Paris and western France have begun giving every pupil in their classes top marks in tests and evaluations in protest at changes to France’s baccalaureate exams.…

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UK faces chaotic Brexit or extension of article 50, says Donald Tusk
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UK faces chaotic Brexit or extension of article 50, says Donald Tusk

Theresa May will not get her Brexit deal through the Commons, Donald Tusk has warned, leaving the UK with the option of “a chaotic Brexit” or an extension…

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Ryanair racist tirade: man avoids UK charges as plane was in Spain
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Ryanair racist tirade: man avoids UK charges as plane was in Spain

The man who launched a tirade of racist abuse at a 77-year-old woman on a Ryanair flight last October has avoided charges in the UK after the Crown…

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R Kelly remains in jail as lawyer says ‘not easy’ for singer to pay $100,000 bail
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R Kelly remains in jail as lawyer says ‘not easy’ for singer to pay $100,000 bail

R Kelly remains in jail as confidants make arrangements to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him as he awaits trial for aggravated sexual abuse, his lawyer…

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Evening Standard investor unveiled as Saudi businessman
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Evening Standard investor unveiled as Saudi businessman

The mysterious offshore purchaser of a stake in the Evening Standard has been unveiled as a Saudi businessman with ties to the country’s state-owned bank. Sultan Mohamed Abuljadayel…

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Vaccine scepticism rises in line with votes for populists, study finds
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Vaccine scepticism rises in line with votes for populists, study finds

Scepticism about the use of vaccines for children has risen across Europe in line with votes for populists, according to a study, which proposes that public health officials…

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Russian state TV shows  map of potential US nuclear targets
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Russian state TV shows map of potential US nuclear targets

Russian state television has broadcast a map of the US showing military facilities Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, in a report that was…

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MP Dan Poulter wins damages over Sunday Times assault claims
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MP Dan Poulter wins damages over Sunday Times assault claims

Conservative MP Dan Poulter has won substantial libel damages from the Sunday Times after it published claims he had sexually assaulted three female MPs. The newspaper accepted there…

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Donald Trump accuses Spike Lee of ‘racist hit on your president’
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Donald Trump accuses Spike Lee of ‘racist hit on your president’

Donald Trump has complained about a “racist hit” he said Spike Lee carried out on him at the Oscars. The filmmaker, 61, won his first competitive Academy Award,…

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Manchester records highest number of rough sleepers’ deaths
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Manchester records highest number of rough sleepers’ deaths

More homeless people died in Manchester than in any other local authority area in England and Wales in 2017, according to the first national statistics capturing the pattern…

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Cyprus: likely gas field find raises prospect of tension with Turkey
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Cyprus: likely gas field find raises prospect of tension with Turkey

Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over energy could soon come to a head with ExxonMobil apparently poised to announce a significant natural gas find off the divided island’s…

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