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Chaotic congress row delays Duterte speech and deal with Muslim rebels

A leadership row has erupted in the Philippine House of Representatives, delaying President Rodrigo Duterte’s delivery of his annual state of the nation address.

The storm also held up the passage of crucial Muslim autonomy legislation aimed at ending one of Asia’s ...

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Family pays tribute as Wolverhampton shooting victim named

The family of a man shot dead in Wolverhampton has said his death had left a “hole in all of our hearts” as he was named by police.

Dwaine Haughton, 24, was shot in Valley Road, Wolverhampton, at 9.10pm on Friday in what detectives believe was a targeted attack.

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Constituency office of senior Democratic Unionist defaced with graffiti

The constituency office of a senior Democratic Unionist has been daubed with graffiti.

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell’s Coleraine premises was defaced over the weekend.

Mr Campbell said: “This isn’t the first time a pathetic incident like this has ...

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Love Island ‘not a sport yet’, peers told amid drugs debate

Love Island should be made to ensure its contestants’ “honed, buffed young bodies” are down to a healthy lifestyle and not drugs, ministers have been told.

The Government was urged to pressure the smash hit ITV2 reality show as concerns were raised over the use of ...

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Barclays plans 2,500 new jobs in Glasgow

Barclays has announced plans to create up to 2,500 new jobs in Glasgow.

The bank is developing a new campus at the city’s Buchanan Wharf, providing a base for its functions, technology and operations teams.

Paul Compton, chief operating officer at Barclays, said the ...

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Tourist boat involved in Missouri tragedy raised from lake

A duck boat that sank while carrying tourists on a southern Missouri lake during powerful winds, killing 17 people, has been raised to the surface.

Broadcast footage showed a crane attached to a barge pulling the Ride the Ducks boat from Table Rock Lake, before a boat pushed the ...

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Hottest day of 2018 as public urged to avoid sun amid amber heatwave warning

Sun worshippers in the UK have sizzled in the hottest temperature of the year so far, with a scorching 33.3C recorded in England.

The record breaking heat comes as people are being urged to either stay out of the sun or at least avoid being in the sun when it is at its ...

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DFB rejects racism allegations as Ozil retires from international football

The German Football Association has expressed regret over Mesut Ozil’s retirement from international football but denied allegations of racism towards the Arsenal midfielder.

Ozil, 29, won the World Cup with Germany four years ago but was also part of Joachim Low’s squad ...

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Queen Emma's school credits results boost with culture change

A PRIMARY school is heralding a 'change in culture' as the reason behind an upturn in results across the board.

Pupils at Queen Emma's school, Witney, achieved improved Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS results in every measure in 2018.

It is a far cry from October 2015, ...

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Oxford Roadrunners Scooter Club mark 40 years with new group photo

BRIGHTLY-coloured scooters were proudly displayed in Abingdon at the weekend as Oxford Roadrunners Scooter Club gathered in the town's Market Place.

Around 30 members lined up their motors on Sunday for a new group photograph to commemorate the club's 40th anniversary.

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Trains delayed through Oxford after two weeks of work

TRAINS through Oxford have been delayed due to a defective track after the station reopened following two weeks of work.

The first train left Oxford Station at 4.45am after Network Rail finished 16 days of work to relay the track, install new signals and raise the platform. ...

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Tailbacks on A40 near Eynsham after lorry and van crash

HEAVY traffic is reported on the A40 near Eynsham after a lorry and van crashed this afternoon.

Emergency services are on the scene, close to the Esso garage.

The westbound lane is reportedly clear but heavy traffic has been caused in both directions to Oxford and ...

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Girl rescued from River Windrush near Witney 'alive and okay'

THE FAMILY of a 12-year-old girl who was airlifted to hospital after getting into trouble swimming in a river near Witney have said she is ‘alive and okay’.

Older sister Jade Halliwell wrote on Facebook on Sunday evening that the girl was ‘doing okay’, hours ...

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Ministers accused of abandoning thousands in need of social housing

Ministers have been accused of “abandoning thousands of people who need social housing” after charity Shelter revealed 33,000 working families are living in temporary accommodation in England.

The charity’s analysis suggested 55% of families living in temporary ...

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Grenfell firefighter says rescue like ‘going down through a chimney’

A woman found near the top of Grenfell Tower was carried down at least 17 flights of stairs by firefighters and passed out during the perilous descent.

Paddington firefighter Martin Gillam described how he and four crewmates took it in turns to take her weight as they stumbled ...

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New York’s Daily News to shed half of its newsroom staff

The Daily News will cut half of its newsroom staff, saying it will focus more on digital news.

The New York-based newspaper was sold to tronc last year for one dollar, with the owner of the Chicago Tribune assuming liabilities and debt.

The Daily News led the charge to ...

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Ex-football coach faces retrial over indecent assault charges

Former football coach Bob Higgins is to face a retrial after a jury found him guilty of one count of indecent assault and not guilty of another but failed to reach verdicts on the remaining 48 charges.

The 65-year-old, from Southampton, Hampshire, was convicted of the single charge ...

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Shady countryside spots could help UK animals and plants survive global warming

Sheltered pockets of cool habitat in the British countryside could come to the rescue of species threatened by climate change, say scientists.

Hummocky hillsides and shaded valleys provide local “microclimates” in which vulnerable flora and fauna can seek refuge, ...

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Ecuadorian president will not discuss Julian Assange case during UK visit

Ecuador’s president will not discuss the future of Julian Assange during a brief visit to the UK, it has been announced.

Lenin Moreno will address a Global Disability Summit in London on Tuesday, highlighting Ecuador’s progress on inclusion issues.

A statement ...

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Jeremy Hunt: Only Vladimir Putin would welcome no-deal Brexit

Only Russian President Vladimir Putin would welcome a no-deal Brexit, Jeremy Hunt has said.

The Foreign Secretary said Mr Putin would rejoice if the UK and its allies failed to reach an agreement.

His comments strike a different tone from predecessor Boris Johnson – ...

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Mohamed Salah’s message of support to Loris Karius: Ignore those who hate

Mohamed Salah has posted a message of support to his Liverpool team-mate Loris Karius on social media, urging the goalkeeper to “ignore those who hate”.

The Reds’ 3-1 friendly loss to Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte on Sunday saw the Bundesliga side score their ...

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