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Japanese space probe starts year-long journey home from asteroid

A Japanese spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting a year-long journey home after collecting soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) said the Hayabusa2 left its orbit around the ...

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Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin hits out at corporate governance rules

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has launched a scathing attack on corporate governance rules and advisers which he said are causing companies to collapse.

The ardent pro-Brexit businessman also said he believed a no-deal Brexit would be preferable to the current deal secured by Prime Minister ...

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Idea of Corbyn as PM ‘chills me to the bone’, says ex-Labour minister

A former Labour minister has revealed he will be voting for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the General Election, saying the idea of Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister “chills me to the bone”.

Tom Harris, who served as a junior minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, ...

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Idea of Corbyn as PM ‘chills me to the bone’, says ex-Labour minister

A former Labour minister has revealed he will be voting for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the General Election, saying the idea of Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister “chills me to the bone”.

Tom Harris, who served as a junior minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, ...

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Gauke warns Tory majority will lead to ‘disastrous’ no-deal Brexit

A former Tory Cabinet minister has warned a Conservative majority at the General Election will result in a “disastrous” no-deal Brexit.

David Gauke, the former justice secretary, suggested Tory supporters opposed to no deal should consider “lending” their votes to ...

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Hillary Clinton voices concerns about impact of social media on young women

Hillary Clinton has said the idea of perfection that is often portrayed on social media is “insidious” and undermines the confidence of young women.

The former US secretary of state said that people in the public eye should talk more openly about their failures to break the ...

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Hundreds of motorists blocked by Catalan separatists

Hundreds of car and truck drivers are stuck in a large traffic jam in north-eastern Spain caused by Catalan separatists blocking a major route near the city of Girona.

The protesters began gathering on the AP-7 highway on Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning had built several large ...

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How have Leicester got things so right this season?

Leicester are second in the Premier League and in the title race for the first time since they won a shock crown in 2016.

Here, the PA news agency looks what has gone right for the Foxes this season.

Brendan Rodgers has been nominated for the Barclays Manager of the Month award for ...

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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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Kendal nursery gets glowing report from Ofsted once again

KENDAL Nursery School was described as “magical” as it was once again deemed ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

The nursery, known to generations of Kendalians as ‘Brantfield’, received the grading for the third successive inspection.

The Ofsted ...

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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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