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Harry and Meghan set for tram ride and beach clean-up in Melbourne

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will help primary school children tidy up a beach and take a ride on one of Melbourne’s trams during a visit to the city on Thursday.

Harry and Meghan will head to the capital of Victoria after spending two days in New South Wales, seeing their ...

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Prosecutors disclose more alleged misconduct by Weinstein probe detective

New York prosecutors say the former lead police detective in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault investigation urged one of his accusers to delete information from her phone before turning it over to prosecutors.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office detailed the alleged ...

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Prime Minister ‘ready to consider’ extending UK’s transition out of EU

Theresa May has indicated she is ready to consider extending the UK’s transition out of the EU for an additional year to the end of 2021.

If agreed, the change would mean the UK remaining within the single market and customs union and subject to EU rules and regulations for ...

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Teenager baked grandfather’s ashes into biscuits, say police

A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather’s ashes into homemade sugar biscuits and shared them with several classmates, police in California said on Wednesday.

The student and a friend baked the biscuits and shared them with at least nine classmates at their school ...

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Children from special needs school involved in bus crash

Children from a special needs school were involved in a road accident on Wednesday when their school bus was in a crash with another vehicle.

The minibus was travelling along the Knockmany Road before the accident at the junction with the Ballymagowan Road between Augher and ...

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Ronnie O’Sullivan claims 15th maximum break of career at English Open

Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed the 15th maximum break of his career at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, two days after describing the venue as a “hellhole”.

The 147 sealed O’Sullivan’s 4-0 victory over Allan Taylor in the second ...

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Beaches closed on French Riviera due to oil pellets

Pellets of oil have reached Mediterranean beaches near Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera ten days after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica, France’s ecology ministry says .

It said those beaches were closed to the public Wednesday and agents were going to ...

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Scotland’s conscientious objectors remembered through father’s letter to baby

The story of Scotland’s First World War conscientious objectors is being highlighted through a letter from an Ayrshire father to his baby daughter.

Postal worker Robert Climie had been a lifelong activist in the international peace movement before he was conscripted in 1916. ...

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‘N’ shaped tree created to woo a sweetheart called Nellie wins tree poll

A beech tree grafted into an N-shape to woo a woman called Nellie almost 100 years ago has been voted England’s tree of the year, the Woodland Trust said.

It joins an impressive giant redwood in Northern Ireland, a spruce in which children play in Scotland and an oak that may ...

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Corbyn calls for Saudi arms sales suspension amid journalist’s disappearance

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly murdered in its Istanbul consulate.

The Washington Post columnist, who was a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been missing for more ...

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First police dog at Manchester Arena attack honoured with ‘animal OBE’

The first police dog on the scene at the Manchester Arena bombing will be awarded an “animal OBE” for his devotion to duty.

British Transport Police (BTP) dog Mojo will receive the PDSA Order of Merit at a ceremony later this month organised by the veterinary charity. ...

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Jubilant customers light up as cannabis sales begin in Canada

Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on pavements on Wednesday as Canada became the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace.

In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big “wake and bake” ...

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Grassroots bodies bemoan collapse of Wembley sale but fans call for agents’ levy

Shahid Khan’s decision to withdraw his offer to buy Wembley has been described as a “huge disappointment” and a missed opportunity by two of the biggest sponsors of grassroots facilities.

The Fulham owner had offered the Football Association £600million in ...

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Tom Curran describes winning return to England as ‘so, so good’

Tom Curran needed just three words to describe being back in England’s dominant one-day side and winning games of cricket – “so, so good”.

Curran returned to England colours for the first time in more than six months after being picked to replace the injured ...

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Man charged after fatal stabbing of man in Wishaw

A man has been charged after the fatal stabbing of a man outside a house in North Lanarkshire.

Kevin McGuire suffered several stab wounds in Morar Street, Wishaw, in the early hours of Sunday.

The 51-year-old was taken by ambulance to Wishaw ...

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Turkish forensic teams search Saudi consul’s home in Khashoggi case

Turkish crime scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday after the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, as a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome account of the journalist’s alleged slaying.

As Saudi ...

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Woman hurt after man ‘falls from height’ at Stratford Westfield shopping centre

A woman has been injured after a man “fell from a height” at Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, Scotland Yard said.

Shoppers and security staff tried to help the pair who were both taken to hospital after the incident at about 4pm on Wednesday.

The ...

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Twitter releases election meddling data

Twitter is releasing all known accounts and posts related to “information operations” dating back to 2016, when it was first learned that foreign operators were using social media to meddle in US elections.

Twitter has already disclosed the account numbers, but is now ...

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Victory tastes sweet as England triumph in Kandy

England eased into a 2-0 series lead over Sri Lanka as Eoin Morgan’s unbeaten 58 and a disciplined bowling performance delivered victory in a rain-shortened third one-day international.

The match at Pallekele was cut down to 21 overs per innings after play was delayed by ...

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Shaven Crown pub, Shipton-under-Wychwood, up for sale at £1.1m

A WEST Oxfordshire pub believed to be one of the oldest inns in England has gone on sale for £1.1m.

The Shaven Crown in Shipton-under-Wychwood, believed to have been licensed as long ago as 1384, is on the market with Colliers International following an extensive ...

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Agreeing backstop deal a matter of trust, says Varadkar

Ireland’s premier has said that the key issue of agreeing the backstop deal is not only an issue of substance, but “an issue of trust”.

Leo Varadkar reiterated Ireland’s position on the backstop, which he said must be legally operable and would prevent a hard ...

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