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Most distant world ever explored given new name: Arrokoth

The most distant world ever explored – four billion miles away – finally has an official name: Arrokoth.

That means “sky” in the language of the Native American Powhatan people, Nasa said.

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped body ...

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16 killed as violence flares after Israeli strikes target Gaza militants

Israeli air strikes killed two Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza as rocket fire towards Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the territory to 16 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months.

The Israeli military said more than 250 rockets have ...

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David Gauke to stand as independent candidate at election

Ex-Tory Cabinet minister David Gauke has announced he will stand as an independent candidate at the General Election.

The former justice secretary said he would contest the South West Hertfordshire seat he has held since 2005.

Mr Gauke also endorsed calls for a second referendum, ...

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Venice flooding hits second highest level ever

The mayor of Venice has blamed climate change as flooding of the historic lagoon city hit the second-highest level ever, as the city braced for another wave on Wednesday.

The high-water mark hit 74in late on Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level recorded ...

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Woakes admits England’s bowlers will have to ‘find a way’ on New Zealand pitches

England seamer Chris Woakes is preparing for a difficult time on flat New Zealand pitches with a ball less helpful to his skillset if he is given the nod in next week’s first Test.

It is thought Woakes and Sam Curran are vying to bowl alongside Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes ...

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Eddie Jones admits he should have refreshed England’s World Cup final line-up

England head coach Eddie Jones has admitted he made a mistake not freshening up his team for the World Cup final.

The Red Roses failed to back up their sensational semi-final win over New Zealand in the showpiece as they were beaten 32-12 by South Africa.

Jones believes a couple of ...

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Why ex-MP Julie's back on the Burnley ballot paper

BURNLEY Labour Party has confirmed that former borough council leader Julie Cooper will contest the constituency again at next month’s General Election.

She has been the MP for the seat since defeating incumbent Liberal Democrat Gordon Birtwistle in 2015.

After being ...

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Rover Runners are set to tour Blackburn for inaugural 10k

HUNDREDS have signed up to take part in a fledgling 10km charity run in Blackburn.

Promoters of the inaugural Blackburn 10k, which has secured Ewood Park as its starting line and finishing post, had originally set the bar at 1,500 for Sunday's race.

But enough have signed ...

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Blackburn dad-of-four 'had just had enough' and killed himself

A FATHER ‘had just had enough’ and killed himself after struggling with a relationship breakdown and depression, an inquest heard.

Described by his family as ‘beloved and devoted’, Colin Duffy, 54, was a dad to four girls.

But Mr Duffy, of Emerald ...

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People’s Vote to support 100-plus candidates at election

Dominic Grieve, Chuka Umunna and Rosie Duffield head the list of more than 100 candidates who will receive backing from the People’s Vote group in a bid to topple the Tories in the election.

The cross-party group will lend financial and campaign support to its “PV100″ ...

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Flood warnings remain in place as more rain forecast

Thirty-five flood warnings are still in place across England as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people in affected areas to heed the warnings of emergency services.

The warnings sit alongside a further 80 flood alerts – warning residents to be on alert for possible flooding ...

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England’s 1,000th men’s senior international: 5 landmark games

England men’s team play their 1,000th senior international on Thursday, when they take on Montenegro at Wembley.

Here, the PA news agency looks back at some landmark games among the first 999.

1⃣1⃣ The first ever international fixture took place in 1872; @ScottishFA ...

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Football rumours from the media

Ryan Fraser looks likely to be leaving Bournemouth but his destination is not north London, as had been predicted. The Daily Mirror, which cites TalkSport, says Liverpool are in advanced talks to secure the Scotland winger in the January transfer window. Arsenal had been interested in the ...

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah ruled out for Egypt

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of Egypt’s two games during this international break due to injury.

The 27-year-old has picked up a knock that will prevent him facing Kenya and Comoros, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has said.

Salah was pictured with ...

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Embiid rescues Philadelphia with last-gasp dunk at home to Cleveland

The Philadelphia 76ers climbed to fourth in the NBA Eastern Conference after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-97 at the Wells Fargo Center.

The home win almost did not happen; the visitors were leading deep into the fourth quarter and the home fans were booing the 76ers.

But the ...

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Hyndburn candidates given debates challenge

HYNDBURN Labour candidate Graham Jones has challenged his general election opponents to join public debates before the December 12 polling day.

He has written an open letter to his rivals urging their attendance at political ‘hustings’.

Mr Jones, who has served ...

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Woman glassed party guest at Blackburn Soccer Dome in dance row

A WOMAN who unintentionally glassed another woman at a party, when she went to throw her drink at her has been spared jail.

Judita Balciene, 50, was at a gathering of Lithuanian women at Soccer Dome in Blackburn, on October 28 2017 when a “silly row” row broke out with ...

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Surveying work begins ahead of major Haslingden Road widening scheme

SURVEYING work is being carried out ahead of a multi-million scheme to widen Haslingden Road in Blackburn.

Blackburn with Darwen Council roads team workers have begun drainage surveys along Haslingden Road, with work expected to continue for the next two weeks.

A planning ...

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Security stepped up in Hong Kong after night of clashes

Police have increased security around Hong Kong and its university campuses as they braced for more violence after sharp clashes overnight with anti-government protesters.

Many subway and rail stations were closed after the protesters blocked commutes and vandalised trains overnight into ...

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Rovers boss on why Holtby is yet to complete 90 minutes

Tony Mowbray believes the demands Lewis Holtby puts on himself have played a part in why the midfielder has been substituted in each of his three starts so far.

The boss has praised the professionalism of his free agent signing who made a third start of his Rovers career in the ...

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Nick Knowles: Why you won't see me crying when Blackburn DIY SOS airs tonight

WHEN the DIY SOS: Children In Need special featuring the transformation of a Blackburn church hall is aired tonight, it will moisten the eyes of even the hardest-hearted TV viewer.

But one person who won't be seen on screen crying is host Nick Knowles.

He has revealed said ...

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