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Accused claims 'laughing axeman' killed his family

3 hours 36 min ago
The 22-year-old son of a wealthy South African family has denied slaughtering his parents and brother in a frenzied axe attack.
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American killed in Ukraine: Russia demands probe

6 hours 50 min ago
Russia has joined the US in calling for an investigation into the death of an American paramedic killed in eastern Ukraine.
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British woman loses final Iran jail appeal

7 hours 11 min ago
A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran has lost a final appeal over her conviction for allegedly plotting to topple the government.
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US lecturer arrested at North Korean airport

8 hours 14 min ago
An American citizen who has been arrested in North Korea had been lecturing at a university in Pyongyang, officials have confirmed.
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New Orleans tears down Confederate statues

8 hours 16 min ago
The first of four Confederate monuments - seen by many as offensive symbols of white supremacy - is being pulled down amid tight security in New Orleans.
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Cement boss quits in cash for armed groups row

8 hours 40 min ago
The boss of the world's largest cement maker is to quit as it battles claims money it gave to armed groups to protect its interests in Syria, extended to so-called Islamic State.
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Woman attacked by shark off British island

10 hours 27 min ago
A woman attacked by a shark off an isolated British island in the Atlantic is to be flown to the UK for emergency treatment.
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Moment girl, four, falls from moving bus

10 hours 43 min ago
A four-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after she fell out of the back of a moving bus and smashed her face on the road.
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Euro and bank stocks surge on Macron win

11 hours 58 min ago
The euro hit five-month highs versus the dollar and bank stocks surged when markets opened in reaction to Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of the French presidential election.
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French election: Macron beats Le Pen in round one

12 hours 54 min ago
The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off with the far-right's Marine Le Pen in the battle for the French presidency in two weeks. 
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Student, 19, dies in hammer-throwing event

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 17:46
A student has died after he was struck during a hammer-throwing event in Chicago.
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British man dies after paragliding accident

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:45
A British man has died after a paragliding accident in New Zealand's South Island.
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French election: Macron win projected

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:12
Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the French presidential election, according to early projections of the result.
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Boy, 12, stopped 14 hours into drive across Oz

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:04
Police have stopped a 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia - 14 hours into his epic journey.
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Conservationist shot by cattle herders in Kenya

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:50
An Italian-born author and conservationist has been shot in the stomach by suspected cattle herders in northern Kenya.
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Silent march in Venezuela after deadly protests

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:00
Thousands of Venezuelans have dressed in white and marched in silence to pay their respects to the 20 people killed in anti-government protests over the past three weeks.
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North Korea 'ready to sink' US carrier

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 03:46
North Korea has warned it is prepared to sink an American aircraft carrier, as Japanese navy vessels joined a US "armada" for exercises in the western Pacific.
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Polls open in cliffhanger French elections

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 01:11
Polling stations have now opened across France for millions to cast their votes in the most unpredictable presidential election in decades and one which will be a test of voters' anger with the political establishment.
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EU Brexit negotiator accuses PM of 'opportunism'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 22:41
The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator has dismissed the Prime Minister's claim a snap election will strengthen her position in EU exit negotiations.
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Happy Days star Erin Moran dies at 56

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 22:17
Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, has died aged 56.
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France: The mood of a nation on election day

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:09
An hour inland from the Mediterranean, just north of Marseille, Provence is this country at its most beautiful. 
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Ilie Nastase aims abuse at GB tennis star

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 09:26
Former world number one tennis player Ilie Nastase has been barred from Romania's Fed Cup semi-final tie after apparently aiming abuse at the British team.
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Clashes outside far-right AfD convention

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:25
Two police officers have been injured in protests outside the German Alternative for Germany (AfD) party convention in Cologne.
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US flight attendant 'hit mother with pushchair'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 04:54
An American Airlines employee has been suspended after allegedly hitting a mother with a pushchair.
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Team Astana cyclist dies after being hit by bus

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 04:26
Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has been killed after being hit by a minibus while out riding his bike in Filottrano, Italy.
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Team Astana cyclist dies after being hit by van

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 04:26
Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has been killed after being hit by a van while out riding his bike in Flottrano, Italy.
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US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 03:20
The US is going to honour a controversial refugee exchange deal with Australia, despite Donald Trump's claims that it is "dumb".
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Ilie Nastase probed over racist Serena remark

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:32
Former world number one Ilie Nastase is being investigated by the International Tennis Federation (IDF) after making a racist comment about Serena Williams' unborn baby.
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IS operative linked to Istanbul attack killed

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 00:30
An Islamic State operative who was a close associate of leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and linked with an attack on a Turkish nightclub that left 39 people dead has been killed, the US says.
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Airline boss will not be promoted to chairman

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:18
United Airlines has U-turned on its plans to promote CEO Oscar Munoz as chairman following his response to a passenger being dragged bloodied and screaming from one of its flights.
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Man United fans electrocuted watching game

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:53
Seven Manchester United fans have been killed while watching their team play on television.
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Paris attack probe draws blanks as election looms

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:33
French prosecutors are investigating whether the man who killed a policeman in Paris had accomplices and links to terrorist groups, as France prepares to vote in the closest most volatile election in years.
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Paris gunman's terror links investigated

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:33
French prosecutors are investigating whether the man who killed a policeman in Paris had accomplices and links to terrorist groups.
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Attack on Afghan military base kills dozens

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:20
Dozens of people have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in Afghanistan, says a US military spokesman.
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Attack on Afghan military base kills dozens

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:20
Dozens of people have been killed in an ongoing attack at a military base in Afghanistan, says a US military spokesman.
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Egg-citing dinosaur fossils found in China

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:24
Fossilised dinosaur eggs from 70 million years ago have been unearthed on a building site in China.
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Twenty killed in school minibus crash

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:37
Nineteen schoolchildren have been killed after their minibus collided head-on with a truck in South Africa, according to emergency services.
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Twenty pupils killed in minibus crash

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:37
At least 20 schoolchildren have been killed after their minibus collided with a truck in South Africa, according to emergency services.
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Seventeen pupils killed in minibus crash

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:37
At least 17 schoolchildren have been killed in a road crash in South Africa, according to emergency services.
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French candidates trade barbs over bloodshed

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:42
The killing of a policeman in Paris has disrupted the French presidential race, as the two front runners traded barbs over the bloodshed.
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International Man Booker Prize authors revealed

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 02:55
A shortlist has been revealed for this year's prestigious Man Booker International Prize.
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Arkansas begins 11-day 'run' of executions

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 02:23
Arkansas has carried out its first execution since 2005 - the first of eight which the state had originally planned to carry out by lethal injection over a period of 11 days.
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Dortmund attack suspect 'had financial motive'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 01:15
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus last Tuesday.
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Arrest over Borussia Dortmund team bus attack

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 01:15
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus earlier this month.
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Paris attack may sway undecided voters

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:01
Even before French President Francois Hollande said he was convinced the Paris attack was "terrorist related" it had impacted on the effort to find his replacement. 
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Paris attack: Manhunt for second gunman

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:14
French police are looking for a second gunman who is still at large following the attack in Paris.
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Witness: Gunman came out of car shooting

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:46
A witness has described the moment a gunman emerged from a car firing at police before the attacker was shot.
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French police officer killed in Paris 'terror' attack

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:23
A police officer has been killed and another wounded in a probable terror shooting incident in Paris.
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Jehovah's Witnesses banned in Russia

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:28
The Jehovah's Witnesses group has been banned from activities across Russia after the country's highest court declared it was an "extremist organisation".
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'Volleyball played' at North Korea nuclear site

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:39
Satellite images show what appear to be three volleyball games at a North Korean nuclear test site, according to a US monitoring group.
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Epilepsy drug blamed for 'severe' birth defects

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:08
Pregnant women who took epilepsy drug valproate were four times more likely to give birth to a baby with birth defects, a study has shown.
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Will Smith tipped for Genie role in Aladdin

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:02
Will Smith is reportedly Disney's first choice to play the Genie in a live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic, Aladdin.
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Duterte denies police 'cash to kill' claims

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:17
A spokesperson for the president of the Philippines has rejected claims that police officers have been receiving cash in exchange for killing drug suspects.
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Iraqi violinist plays anti-IS concert in Mosul

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:06
A violinist who was forced to flee Mosul by Islamic State has returned to the city to play a public concert in protest against the militants.
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France: We'll prove Assad was behind gas attack

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 05:56
France has said it will provide evidence within days that the Syrian regime was behind the chemical attack which killed more than 80 people, including up to 30 children.
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Does being skinny make you sad?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 05:20
In the quest for the body beautiful, many think that losing weight will make them happier.
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Can Trump keep his election promises on coal?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 05:12
We're 250ft underground, one mile inside an Appalachian mountain.
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Last SeaWorld killer whale born in captivity

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:48
The last killer whale has been born in captivity at SeaWorld in Texas, just over a year after the theme park announced it would stop breeding the species.
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Minaj criticised for Westminster Bridge scenes

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:45
Rapper Nicki Minaj has been criticised for releasing a video featuring scenes shot at Westminster Bridge just a day before the terror attack.
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Two-man crew (and toy dog) arrive at ISS

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:07
A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut have arrived at the International Space Station, taking a toy dog for company.
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Two-man crew (and toy dog) blasts off for ISS

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:07
A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut have blasted off for the International Space Station, taking a toy dog for company.
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Prince's estate blocks unreleased music

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 03:42
Prince's estate is taking legal action to block the release of a set of unpublished songs this week.
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New Australian citizens to need better English

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:15
Australia has announced plans for tougher rules for anyone wanting to become a citizen, including the need to show allegiance to "Australian values".
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Chris Packham charged with assault over hunt row

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:22
Naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham has been charged with assault after raising the alarm about what he alleges is the illegal trapping of wild birds.
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Nicolas Maduro donates $500,000 to Trump fund

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 21:47
The president of Venezuela donated $500,000 (£391,000) to Donald Trump's inauguration fund despite the country suffering severe economic problems and food shortages.
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Le Pen's lure transcends race and immigration

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:56
As the arena fills up, the chants of "On est chez nous" grow louder.
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O'Reilly leaves Fox News amid harassment claims

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:40
Fox News has dropped one of its best-known presenters, Bill O'Reilly, following accusations of sexual harassment.
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Petitions to cancel Turkey vote result rejected

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:05
Turkey's top electoral officials have rejected petitions by opposition parties to throw out the result of a referendum on expanding the president's powers.
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'Super-Earth' is 'promising candidate' for life

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:26
Scientists searching for evidence of life beyond Earth say a newly discovered planet could be the most promising candidate they have found so far.
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Serena Williams hints she is pregnant

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:02
Tennis star Serena Williams has hinted she is pregnant with her first child in a post on her Snapchat account.
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Spy chief suspended after 'humongous' cash find

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:01
The head of Nigeria's national intelligence agency has been suspended after $43m (£34m) in cash was found in an empty flat in the capital Lagos.
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Russian agents shoot dead two terror suspects

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:25
Security services have shot dead two men suspected of planning terror attacks in Russia.
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Dozens dead after bus plunges off mountain road

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:45
At least 44 people have died after a bus plunged down a ravine and into a river in northern India.
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Police 'can't arrest' Myanmar murder suspect

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:56
A man wanted in connection with the murder of a teacher in Myanmar has reportedly been spotted in Scotland.
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Disgraced NFL star kills himself in prison

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:36
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez has killed himself at a prison in Massachusetts where he was serving a life sentence for murder.
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Disgraced NFL star kills himself in prison

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:36
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez has killed himself at a prison in Massachusetts where he was serving a life sentence for murder.
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Man held over France plot wanted in Belgium

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:16
A man arrested in France over an "imminent and violent attack" ahead of the first round of France's presidential election was also wanted in Belgium, it has emerged.
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Divorced deacon lands Austria hermit job

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:11
Living in a cave with no running water or electricity would sound more like a punishment than a dream job to most people.
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McNuggets order led police to Facebook killer

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 04:59
McDonald's staff tipped off police about the location of Facebook killer Steve Stephens after he ordered 20 Chicken McNuggets.
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Man jailed for 1979 murder of six-year-old boy

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 04:14
A man has been sentenced to at least 25 years behind bars for kidnapping and murdering a six-year-old boy in New York - almost four decades after the infamous crime.
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Australia mulls shark cull after teenager's death

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 04:02
Australia is considering a shark cull following the death of a 17-year-old girl, a government minister has said.
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Tony Awards: Can Spacey top Corden's success?

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 03:24
Kevin Spacey will host this year's prestigious Tony Awards, picking up after James Corden's crowd-pleasing performance last year.
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21,000 drug convictions set to be quashed

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 02:26
About 21,000 drug convictions are set to be thrown out in Massachusetts after a chemist admitted tampering with evidence and falsifying results.
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US 'armada' to North Korea was heading other way

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 01:00
A fleet of warships President Donald Trump claimed he had deployed into waters near the Korean Peninsula were in fact heading in the opposite direction.
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George Bush Sr back in hospital with pneumonia

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:20
George HW Bush, who served as US president from 1989 to 1993, has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia for the second time in three months.
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Large asteroid will pass close to Earth

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:46
Stargazers will be looking to the skies on Wednesday as a 400m-wide asteroid will pass Earth 1.1 million miles away.
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Syria: Boris Johnson calls Assad a 'monster'

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:32
Boris Johnson has likened Syrian president Bashar Assad to a 'monster' who needs 'decapitating'.
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Facebook video gunman kills himself after chase

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:54
A man who filmed himself killing a 74-year-old man before putting the video on Facebook has taken his own life after a chase.
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Metro bomb suspect denies organising attack

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:12
A man arrested on suspicion of organising the St Petersburg metro bombing has denied organising the attack.
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Election call a 'Hitchcock twist' - EU official

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:04
Theresa May's general election call is a twist worthy of an Alfred Hitchcock film, the official running the EU's Brexit negotiations has suggested.
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Snap UK General Election: EU leaders react

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:04
Theresa May has said her "reluctant" call for an early General Election is needed in order to secure stability ahead of negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union with Brussels.
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Police break up WhatsApp paedophile network

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:52
Police have arrested 39 people in an international operation against a major network of people sharing images of child pornography.
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Indian tycoon arrested on extradition warrant

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 07:30
An Indian businessman who is being pursued over unpaid loan allegations has been arrested in London, the Metropolitan Police has said.
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French police 'stop attack' days before election

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 07:09
Police have arrested two suspected radicals who were allegedly preparing an "imminent" attack in France.
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Turkey referendum: 2.5m votes 'manipulated'

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 04:46
As many as 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in the Turkey referendum which saw a narrow "yes" vote to grant expanded presidential powers, according to observers.
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At least 24 dead after Philippines bus crash

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 04:30
At least 24 people have died after a bus plunged into a deep ravine in the Philippines.
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Ex-Premier League stars face immigration probe

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:38
Former Premier League stars Michael Essien and Carlton Cole are being investigated in Indonesia after their new club admitted it had failed to obtain work permits to allow them to play.
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