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I could beat Putin in fair election – Russian opposition leader

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said he is confident he could beat President Vladimir Putin in a fair election.

Mr Navalny said in his first interview since the official start of campaigning that he cannot win as long as the Kremlin controls what goes on television, where the ...

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Man died at adult-themed festival after taking lethal dose of drug

A 53-year-old man died at a woodland sex fetish festival after taking a lethal dose of MDMA, an inquest has heard.

Steven Graves was found lying outside his tent with a woman unconscious on his chest on August 22 at Flamefest in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

He met Sandra Levy at the ...

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‘Hopeless’ MP could rehearse how to ask questions over Christmas – John Bercow

John Bercow has labelled one of his former deputies “hopeless” during a Commons squabble.

The Speaker suggested Conservative Nigel Evans could “rehearse” how to ask questions over Christmas after being ruled out of order.

Mr Evans (Ribble Valley) opened his enquiry to Prime ...

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Second referendum on Brexit would be betrayal, says Theresa May

A second referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union would be a “betrayal”, Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs.

Mrs May poured scorn on “conflicting statements” from Labour on the need for a second vote, saying the approach was “the best way to get the worst ...

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Casualties reported as Amtrak train derails onto busy highway outside Seattle

An Amtrak train has derailed south of the US city of Seattle, causing a number of injuries and casualties.

At least one carriage spilled off a bridge on to a busy road during the incident, with several others left hanging from the overpass.

Amtrak train 501 derailed about 40 miles ...

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Serena Williams hints at tennis return

Serena Williams has hinted at a potential tennis comeback with the first grand slam of the season just weeks away.

The 36-year-old posted a picture on her Instagram page – with no caption – of her tennis bag on court, suggesting she is back in training.  The Australian Open gets ...

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Poorer families reluctant to apply for bursaries, leading headmistress suggests

Poor families may be reluctant to apply for private schools because they do not want their children to feel uncomfortable or out of their depth, a leading headmistress has suggested.

Most independent school leaders would be in favour of offering more full, 100% bursaries for the poorest ...

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Heathrow could use existing terminals to cut cost of expansion

Heathrow is considering expanding existing terminals instead of constructing a new building as part of measures to cut the cost of expansion by £2.5 billion.

A series of money-saving design options will be put to public consultation next month amid concerns from airlines that landing ...

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Guardiola expects City stars to be disappointed at some of his selection choices

Pep Guardiola says he cannot be afraid to upset Manchester City’s players with his selection choices as they chase multiple trophies.

City’s all-time leading scorer Sergio Aguero appeared dissatisfied on Saturday when Guardiola took him off before the hour-mark for Gabriel Jesus in the ...

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New sunflower variety keeps blooming until late November, firm claims

A horticulture firm says its experts have bred a sunflower which keeps flowering long after the sun stops shining.

Thompson & Morgan, which is based in Ipswich, Suffolk, says sunflowers have normally stopped blooming by the time September ends.

However, bosses say their new ...

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Unions slam ‘missed opportunity’ as report urges trials of online strike votes

An official review into electronic voting for industrial action ballots has been described as a “missed opportunity” after it recommended trials should be held first.

The report for the Government, by former fire chief Sir Ken Knight, said there were a number of “unanswered ...

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Report into Iranian man’s murder finds ‘evidence of institutional racism’

A police force and a council have been accused of institutional racism after “repeatedly siding with the abusers” of an Iranian man murdered after being wrongly accused of being a paedophile.

The Safer Bristol Partnership found a “collective failure” by Avon and Somerset Police and ...

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FA charges West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini with dive to win penalty at Stoke

West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini has been charged for diving to win a penalty against Stoke on Saturday, the Football Association has announced.

The 24-year-old Argentine went down when challenged by Erik Pieters and West Ham captain Mark Noble converted from the spot to give the visitors a 1-0 ...

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Kachunga facing lengthy lay-off with knee injury

Huddersfield forward Elias Kachunga could be ruled out for up to three months due to a knee injury, the club have confirmed.

The 25-year-old was carried off on a stretcher soon after scoring the opening goal in Saturday’s 4-1 win at Watford following a collision with home goalkeeper ...

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Still a chance Nazanin will be home for Christmas, says husband of jailed Briton

The husband of jailed British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe believes there is “still a chance” she may be released from an Iranian prison in time for a dream Christmas together.

Richard Ratcliffe said his wife, who was arrested in 2016 during a holiday visit to show their daughter ...

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Fire at snack shop in India kills 12

Twelve sleeping workers have been killed after an overnight fire at a snack shop in Mumbai.

One survivor, 28-year-old Tushar Pawar, said he saw the blaze taking hold of the centre of the workshop area at about 4am.

“Those who were outside were able to move out, but those who were ...

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Agent's 3 most expensive homes in 2017

Hopebeck, Troutbeck Bridge - £1.25m

An exquisite property recently built to exacting standards, Hopebeck has three floors of outstanding accommodation. The new owners can enjoy a huge open-plan living area, en suite bedrooms and views of Wansfell and Coniston.

Green Lane House, ...

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Manchester United wait on severity of Antonio Valencia hamstring injury

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits he must wait to discover the severity of Antonio Valencia’s injury.

The skipper limped off with a hamstring problem during Sunday’s 2-1 win at West Brom to add to United’s defensive woes.

Valencia now joins Eric Bailly on the ...

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Root says ‘bitterly disappointing’ Ashes loss not down to lack of effort

Joe Root insists his England team cannot be faulted for effort despite losing the Ashes at the earliest opportunity this winter.

England’s attempted Perth rearguard amounted to 218 all out and defeat by an innings and 41 runs after Australia had racked up 662 for nine declared – their ...

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TV producer who was confronted by ‘paedophile hunters’ admits sex offences

A television sports producer has admitted sex offences after he was confronted by so-called paedophile hunters when he travelled to the UK to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl.

At Leeds Crown Court on Monday Kieran Creaven, 55, admitted attempting to meet a child following ...

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A behind the scenes look at England’s Ashes series

England have relinquished the Ashes after victory in Perth handed Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead.

We have seen the action on the field but what about off it?

Here Press Association Sport takes a behind the scenes look at the series from the England players’ Instagram ...

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