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People smuggler hatched an 'alarmingly amateur' plot to bring migrants across sea on jet skis
A gang of people smugglers who hatched an "alarmingly amateur" plot to bring migrants across the English Channel on jet skis have been jailed.
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Senate committee agrees to give Kavanaugh accuser more time
The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving the woman accusing US Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of a three-decade-old sexual attack more time to decide on the terms for her to testify about her allegations.
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Death toll rises to 136 as packed ferry sinks
At least 136 people have died after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria.
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Court orders Le Pen to have psychiatric tests
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has refused to undergo court-ordered psychiatric evaluation for tweeting photos of Isil atrocities, angrily comparing the demand to methods used by totalitarian regimes.
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China warns US on sanctions
The Chinese government has called on the US to "correct the mistake" and withdraw new sanctions on the Chinese military over deals with Russia or "bear responsibility for the consequences".
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Russia looms in background as Pope preaches solidarity in Baltics
Pope Francis will carry a message of solidarity to the Baltic nations on a visit starting today, nearly 30 years after they broke away from the Soviet Union and as they look warily towards a newly aggressive Russia.
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US Justice official denies plotting to remove president from White House
Donald Trump's own deputy attorney general suggested secretly recording the president and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from the White House, according to US media.
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Alcohol 'kills one in 20 worldwide', says WHO
More than three million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday.
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Russia lifts ban on women truck drivers
Russia is set to allow women to take jobs as truck and train drivers, and to operate heavy machinery, lifting a ban that was intended to protect their health.
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Hopes Kim will get rid of nuclear weapons hit setback
Hopes of rapid progress towards the denuclearisation of North Korea have cooled after the US rebuffed Kim Jong-un's promise to dismantle a nuclear test site if Washington first made concessions.
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'Walls closing in' on Trump as ex-lawyer helps Mueller
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, has said he is providing "critical information" as part of the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible co-ordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.
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Republicans to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or panel votes on Monday
The US Senate Judiciary chairman has rejected key conditions that Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wants if she is to testify about her claim of sexual assault.
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'They are like our children' - Sniffer dogs given medals during retirement ceremony in Colombia
Fourteen Colombian police dogs have been given medals and diplomas as they were retired after years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies.
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Man pleads guilty over £88,000 Grenfell Tower fraud
Abdelkarim Rekaya, 28, received hotel accommodation and financial support.
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Life sentence for male model who murdered fashion rival in row over girlfriend
A male model has been jailed for at least 25 years for murdering his more successful fashion rival in a row about a girlfriend.
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Rosenstein denies suggesting plot to remove Trump
The New York Times also claimed he floated the idea of secretly recording the president.
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Sniffer dogs given medals during retirement ceremony in Colombia
German shepherds, pit bulls and golden retrievers were among those honoured.
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Ferry captain arrested over Lake Victoria disaster as death toll rises
Tanzania’s president John Magufuli announced four days of national mourning.
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Woman in Salisbury nerve attack scare ‘not involved in hoax’
Anna Shapiro said in a statement she genuinely feared she and her husband had been poisoned.
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Sniffer dogs given medals during retirement ceremony in Colombia
Fourteen Colombian police dogs have been given medals and diplomas as they were retired after years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies.
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Rosenstein denies suggesting plot to remove Trump
US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein has denied reports that he floated the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump as unfit for office.
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Catholic bishop accused of raping nun arrested by Indian police
Franco Mulakkal is the bishop of the northern Indian city of Jalandhar.
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Catholic bishop accused of raping nun arrested by Indian police
A Catholic bishop accused of repeatedly raping a nun has been arrested by police in India.
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Ferry captain arrested over Lake Victoria disaster as death toll rises
The captain of a ferry which sank on Lake Victoria has been arrested as the death toll from the disaster climbed above 130.
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Catholic bishop accused of raping nun arrested by Indian police
A Catholic bishop accused of repeatedly raping a nun has been arrested by police in India.
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'This is what happens when you f**k with me' - 'Snapchat queen' who shared clip of dying boyfriend jailed
A “Snapchat queen” who posted a video of her boyfriend dying in a pool of blood has been jailed for 14 years.
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3D gun blueprint manufacturer wanted in US for underage sex is held in Taiwan
Cody Wilson has been selling plans for the guns online despite concerns they could be used by terrorists or other criminals.
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Watch as sparks fly off power cables in a residential area in Essex
A video of sparks flying off a number of power cables in Essex has been viewed almost half a million times on Facebook.
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South Africa reports ‘dramatic decline’ in killing of rhinos
Figures suggest a 26% fall in deaths from the equivalent period last year.
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Wreck found off Rhode Island could be Captain Cook’s Endeavour
The ship was scuttled off the US coast during the Revolutionary War to blockade the French navy.
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