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Iran: No decision on sending flight recorders to Ukraine

The Iranian official leading the investigation into the Ukrainian jetliner that was accidentally shot down by the Revolutionary Guard has appeared to backtrack on plans to send the flight recorders abroad for analysis, a day after saying they would be sent to Kyiv.

Hassan Rezaeifar was ...

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In Pictures: Below-zero temperatures create a frosty morning

Much of the UK woke to frosty scenes on Sunday morning with the mercury dipping below zero and fog in many areas.

A mid-range cold weather alert has been issued by Public Health England from 6pm on Sunday to 6pm on Tuesday and people have been urged to prepare for change in temperatures ...

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Eight killed in fire at Czech mental health facility

Eight people have died in a fire at a mental health facility in the Czech Republic.

The fire, in the north-western town of Vejprty, broke out early on Sunday, the regional fire service said.

A further 30 people were injured in the blaze, with one in a critical ...

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Bodies of Ukrainians killed in Iran plane crash repatriated

The bodies of the 11 Ukrainians who died when an Iranian missile shot down a passenger plane have been repatriated ahead of a memorial ceremony.

They were among 176 people killed in the January 8 incident, when a Ukrainian Airlines plane heading to Kyiv was brought down shortly after ...

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Labour leadership hopeful Phillips insists she is not an ‘uber Remainer’

Labour leadership contender Jess Phillips has insisted she has no plans for the UK to rejoin the EU after Brexit and is not an “uber Remainer”.

But the Birmingham Yardley MP told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge On Sunday that it was not an “honest position” to close off ...

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Labour leadership hopeful Phillips insists she is not an ‘uber Remainer’

Labour leadership contender Jess Phillips has insisted she has no plans for the UK to rejoin the EU after Brexit and is not an “uber Remainer”.

But the Birmingham Yardley MP told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge On Sunday that it was not an “honest position” to close off ...

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Saracens ‘apologise unreservedly for mistakes’ and accept relegation

Saracens have accepted their imposed relegation from the Gallagher Premiership and pledged to win back confidence and trust.

The defending champions were told on Saturday they would be relegated at the end of the season for the salary cap breaches which have already cost them 35 points and ...

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Bernardo believes Brighton performances merit more points

Brighton defender Bernardo believes his side’s performances are not being rewarded with the points they deserve.

Albion sit just three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone after surrendering the lead to draw 1-1 with 18th-placed Aston Villa.

Brazilian Bernardo ...

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Brighton shelve Dubai training plans

Brighton will head to Europe for a warm weather training camp next month and not Dubai, the PA news agency understands.

The Seagulls squad were set to visit Dubai with the club not having a Premier League fixture on the weekend of February 14-16.

But they have now changed what were ...

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Footballer boyfriend helps Watson’s form and fulfillment at Australian Open

Support from footballer boyfriend Courtney Duffus has helped Heather Watson regain form and happiness.

Watson and Duffus, a striker for Yeovil, have been dating since meeting at a restaurant last summer and the relationship appears to have given a boost to both their careers.

Duffus ...

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Mendy insists Manchester City will keep fighting on all fronts

Benjamin Mendy insists Manchester City are far from finished despite accepting the Premier League title has gone.

The champions have been unable to match the outstanding consistency of their past two title-winning seasons this term, and they dropped more points at home to Crystal Palace on ...

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Duke of Sussex to continue his work with the RFL

The Duke of Sussex will continue as patron of the Rugby Football League, the governing body has announced.

The news comes after it was revealed Harry, who hosted the draw for the 2021 World Cup at Buckingham Palace last Thursday, and wife Meghan had walked away from the monarchy after ...

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Ban on stalkers contacting victims while police investigate

Stalkers could be slapped with court orders being brought into force to stop them in their tracks while they are investigated by police.

Officers will be able to apply to magistrates for a Stalking Protection Order (SPO), blocking alleged perpetrators from contacting or approaching their ...

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Q&A: What is the latest in the Harry and Meghan crisis?

Buckingham Palace has issued its latest statement concerning the crisis surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

– What does it say?

Harry and Meghan are no longer going to be working royals, will not be carrying out royals duties and they will not use their HRH ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan demands stand against ‘blood and chaos’ in Libya

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the international community to stand against the “merchants of blood and chaos”, as he headed to a Berlin summit seeking to resolve the Libya conflict.

Mr Erdogan supports the UN-backed administration in Tripoli led by Fayez ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan demands stand against ‘blood and chaos’ in Libya

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the international community to stand against the “merchants of blood and chaos”, as he headed to a Berlin summit seeking to resolve the Libya conflict.

Mr Erdogan supports the UN-backed administration in Tripoli led by Fayez ...

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands rally

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at a public park that was overflowing with thousands of protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party.

Sporting their movement’s trademark black clothing and face masks, rally participants packed into Chater ...

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7 Britons flying the flag at the Australian Open

With Andy Murray sidelined through injury, seven British players will compete in the main singles championships at the Australian Open.

Here, the PA news agency looks at Britain’s representatives.

Evans had to qualify in Melbourne last year and it is a demonstration of what an ...

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England take four wickets to enforce follow-on in Port Elizabeth

England took four wickets for just one run on the fourth morning of the third Test, sending South African stumps flying to enforce the follow-on with a lead of 290 in Port Elizabeth.

Play resumed at St George’s Park with the hosts on 208 for six, needing 92 to avoid batting again, ...

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LETTER: Thanks for your honesty over my handbag at Sainsbury's

MANY thanks to the kind person who handed in my handbag, placed on a petrol pump at Sainsbury's in Kendal late on January 3.

Due to your honesty and the efficiency of the filling station attendant, I was relieved to recover my lost bag the very same evening.

Deborah Wilson ...

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Why is the Dissolution Honours List controversial?

Jeremy Corbyn’s reported nominations for the Dissolution Honours List have raised eyebrows for including ex-Commons Speaker John Bercow – a former Tory MP.

Mr Corbyn’s former key aide and chief of staff Karie Murphy has also been nominated.

– What is the ...

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