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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, ...

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Government to overhaul building regulations after Grenfell fire review

The Government has pledged to overhaul building regulations after a review prompted by the Grenfell Tower fire flagged up “systemic failure”.

Current rules concerning the construction and maintenance of high-rise blocks were said to be “not fit for purpose” and left room for ...

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Family pay tribute to ‘irreplaceable’ British embassy worker murdered in Beirut

The family of a British embassy worker murdered in Beirut have said she was “simply irreplaceable and we will never fully recover from this loss”.

The body of Rebecca Dykes, 30, was found dumped by a motorway in the east of Lebanon’s capital on Saturday.

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‘At least six people killed’ after Amtrak train derails near Seattle

At least six people where killed when an Amtrak train making the first run along a new route hurtled off an overpass onto a busy road south of the US city of Seattle, authorities said.

Seventy-eight passengers and five crew members were aboard when the train derailed just before ...

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RAF Mildenhall disturbance when shots fired not being treated as terrorism

A disturbance at RAF Mildenhall during which shots were fired by US service personnel is not being treated as terrorism.

A 44-year-old British man was initially arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass, Suffolk Police said

The man, who suffered cuts and bruises in the ...

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Manchester United star Lukaku pays back police for noise complaints callouts

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku “deeply regrets” his behaviour and has reimbursed police for repeated callouts over loud partying in Beverly Hills, his lawyer has said.

The Premier League footballer was arrested by officers responding to five noise complaints in as many ...

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Burnley defender James Tarkowski charged with violent conduct

Burnley defender James Tarkowski has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association over an incident involving Glenn Murray in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Brighton.

Tarkowski’s apparent elbow on Murray in the 35th minute of the Premier League contest left the Seagulls ...

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Anthony Joshua says he is ready to ‘rock and roll’ with Tyson Fury

Current heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is ready to “rock and roll” with Tyson Fury whenever the former champion wants to get in the ring with him.

Fury has not fought since taking four belts from Wladimir Klitschko in September 2015, but, with his well-publicised problems ...

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Solo Saxophone to chart new territory for Frankel

Frankel will break new ground at Catterick on Tuesday when Solo Saxophone becomes the first of his offspring to go hurdling.

The former Sir Henry Cecil-trained superstar has never been represented over jumps, but Solo Saxophone will fly the flag for the much-coveted stallion in a ...

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Adam Peaty reveals he gave gold medal to young fan on ‘spur of moment’

Adam Peaty has described giving his gold medal to a young fan over the weekend as something he did on the spur of the moment to show his appreciation for the support he receives.

The 22-year-old Olympic and world champion claimed the medal on Saturday as he won his first major ...

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Raymond Blanc's White Brasserie Company relaunches The Black Horse pub in Thame

A PUB run in partnership with a world-famous chef has lung open its doors for the first time.

The Black Horse in Thame relaunched today after being taken over by White Brasserie Company - a gastropub chain owned by Brasserie Bar Co, of which renowned chef Raymond Blanc is a ...

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Twenty-three people jailed for smuggling refugees into Greece

A court in northern Greece has sentenced 23 people to prison terms ranging from eight to 1,489 years for smuggling Iraqi and Syrian refugees into the country from the Turkish border in 2015 and 2016.

The Thessaloniki court imposed the longest sentence on a 54-year-old Greek man ...

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Cyril Ramaphosa wins leadership of South Africa’s ANC

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has elected Cyril Ramaphosa as its new president, meaning the nation’s deputy president is likely to become its next leader.

Outgoing president Jacob Zuma’s second and final term as party leader has ended after a scandal-ridden ...

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Woman jailed for people-smuggling after three found hiding in car

A woman has been jailed for people-smuggling after two women and a man were found hiding in the boot and passenger foot well of her car as she attempted to drive them into the UK, the Home Office has said.

Officers discovered the stowaways – two of whom were unresponsive and had ...

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‘Several people killed’ after Amtrak train derails near Seattle

Several people have died after an Amtrak passenger train derailed onto a busy road south of the US city of Seattle, authorities said.

Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said none of the fatalities were motorists who were in cars and trucks when the train came off the ...

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Baby girl born with drug addiction symptoms should go into foster care

A baby born with drug addiction and withdrawal symptoms should go into foster care pending decisions about her long-term future, a family court judge has ruled.

The baby girl’s mother had been worried about smoking when pregnant but was not concerned about the impact her use of ...

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Kaepernick and Curry ‘want in’ as Diddy plots Panthers purchase

Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry have both said they “want in” after hip-hop mogul Diddy declared his desire to buy the Carolina Panthers.

Current owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday that he will sell the NFL franchise at the end of the season amid allegations made ...

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'Verbal abuse' towards train driver left passengers needing taxis

A VERBAL assault on a train driver left passengers stranded at Oxford Station and police have appealed for witnesses.

The 21.48 from London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill terminated at Oxford on Saturday night after a member of staff was assaulted.

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PICTURES: Oxford Central library 'fit for 21st century' reopens after multi-million pound refurb

A RENOVATED library fit for the 21st century has reopened its doors in Oxford.

The Oxfordshire County Library was declared open this morning after an 18-month renovation and forms a major part of the Westgate Centre's redevelopment.

Oxfordshire County Council staff worked ...

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PICTURES: Oxford Central library 'fit for 21st century' reopens after multi-million pound refurb

A RENOVATED library fit for the 21st century has reopened its doors in Oxford.

The Oxfordshire County Library was declared open this morning after an 18-month renovation and forms a major part of the Westgate Centre's redevelopment.

Oxfordshire County Council staff worked ...

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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 ...

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