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Bashar al-Assad vows to retake total control of Syria

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Bashar al-Assad poured cold water over the international community's hard-fought efforts to win a ceasefire in Syria on Friday, saying he intended to carry on fighting until he had returned the entire country to his control.
Saudi FM says Assad will ultimately be ousted
Russia hit 1888 targets in Syria in a week; US count? Just 16
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Eight girls hurt in car crash near Liverpool school

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eight girls aged between 11 and 16 have been injured in a collision with a car near a Liverpool school, police have said. Two girls were "seriously" injured in the 15:20 GMT crash in Belvidere Road, according to the emergency services.
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Germany's Merkel Backs Cameron's EU Reforms

Sky News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
In her strongest endorsement of the PM's proposals yet, the German chancellor says they will "benefit Europe as a whole".
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The Independent newspaper confirms an end to print production

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Independent has called an end to its print newspaper operation after three decades, and gone online-only, making around 75 journalists redundant.
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Adam Johnson texted schoolgirl, 15, and his girlfriend in same minute

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson sent flirtatious messages to a 15-year-old schoolgirl in the same minute that he messaged his girlfriend about their newborn daughter, a court has heard.
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British teenager suspected of being a mystery hacker who stole CIA boss emails

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
A British teenager is suspected of being a mystery hacker who infiltrated the personal email account of the director of the CIA and posting personal details online.
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Pope has historic meeting with Russian Orthodox leader in Cuba

The Globe and Mail - ‎56 minutes ago‎
With a hug and an exclamation of “Finally!” Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided ...
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Mexico prison riot leaves 49 dead near Monterrey

BBC News - ‎21 hours ago‎
A battle between rival groups at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico has left 49 inmates dead. Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez said 12 other people were injured in Topo Chico jail after prisoners fought with "sharp weapons, bats and ...

Black Democrats question Sanders' commitment to Obama

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation's first black ...
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The Kaesong Closure: Punishment or Shot in the Foot?

38 North - ‎1 hour ago‎
On February 10, 2016, the South Korean government decided to cancel cooperation with North Korea in the Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ, or simply Kaesong), arguing that the income from the zone had been used by Pyongyang to finance its nuclear and ...
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Millions face 'retirement crisis' over pensions tax raid

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Millions of middle-class workers will face a "retirement crisis" if George Osborne pushes ahead with a multi-billion pound raid on pensions, a new analysis has found.
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Ex-Premier League player Marcus Bent escapes jail over affray and cocaine

shropshirestar.com - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Former Premier League footballer Marcus Bent has escaped being sent to jail as he was sentenced for confronting two officers with a meat cleaver and a kitchen knife while in a "delusional" state under the influence of cocaine.
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Gender pay gap reporting: further details of new regime published

Lexology (registration) - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Government has published its response to the consultation on the principles which will underpin the new gender pay gap reporting regime.
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Man admits plot to carry out Isil-inspired drive-by shootings in London

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
A man has admitted plotting to kill British citizens in a series of Islamic State-inspired drive-by shootings in London. The first defendant, Tarik Hassane, 22, dramatically changed his plea part way through his trial at the Old Bailey.
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UK's Big Four Banks To Award £5bn Bonus Pot

Sky News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS will award close to £5bn in bonuses in the coming weeks, Sky News can exclusively reveal. 16:51, UK, Friday 12 February 2016.
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New Buy-To-Let Rules Will Hurt Economy: MPs

Sky News - ‎4 hours ago‎
George Osborne's plans to hike stamp duty for buy-to-let landlords risk causing economic damage, a Commons committee warns. 18:30, UK, Friday 12 February 2016.
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Rolls-Royce 'looking at implications' of Britain leaving EU

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce, with a Pegasus jet engine. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters. Graham Ruddick and Julia Kollewe. Friday 12 February 2016 12.56 EST Last modified on Friday 12 February 2016 17.01 EST.
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construction shrinks more than expected

Financial Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Despite a jump in housebuilding, Britain's construction industry shrank more than expected in the final quarter, adding to evidence that overall economic growth is slowing.
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IPhone Warning: Don't Set Your Phone Back To 1970

CBS Local - ‎49 minutes ago‎
New iPhone covers are displayed on screen during a Special Event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium September 9, 2015 in San Francisco.
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Women considered to write better code than men as long as they don't reveal their gender, study suggests

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
American researchers have found that computer code written by women tends to be rated more highly than that written by men. However, women's work is only more highly-approved if their gender is not mentioned, the study suggested.
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PornHub shows there's more to porn site than just Mia Khalifa with campaign to save whales

International Business Times UK - ‎4 hours ago‎
PornHub has shown there is more to hardcore pornography than Mia Khalifa and Kim Kardashian and showed it has a softer side by launching a campaign to help save whales.
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'Midnight Special' film at Berlin takes sci-fi look at parenting

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
BERLIN The director Jeff Nichols has a knack for turning his personal life into cinema, and he's done it again in "Midnight Special," a sci-fi-tinged movie about a boy with extraordinary powers inspired by his own son.
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Kanye West launches furious tirade at Taylor Swift

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Kanye West has launched a furious tirade at Taylor Swift, calling her a liar for claiming she knew nothing about lyrics in his new single in which he calls her a "b*tch" and raps about having sex with her.
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Six Nations 2016: We want no Italy player left standing, insists England head coach Eddie Jones

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎38 minutes ago‎
From “a Vauxhall Viva to a BMW”, from clunky England to turbo-charged England, from a restrained, introverted side to one who intend to lay waste to Italy, Eddie Jones's team will head to Rome entrusted with the task of adding to the ruins of the ...
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FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

Reuters UK - ‎7 hours ago‎
ZURICH Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke became the latest high-profile football official to be kicked out of the sport when he was banned for 12 years on Friday after causing "considerable financial damage" to it's scandal-plagued governing ...
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London 2017 board gets shake-up after resignations

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON An independent board has been put in charge of running next year's IAAF world athletics championships in London after a series of resignations muddled preparations for the event.
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Cycling: UCI raid Mediterraneenne race, find no hidden motors

Channel News Asia - ‎3 hours ago‎
Cycling's world governing body carried out unannounced spot checks on around 90 bikes at the La Mediterraneenne stage race on Friday, but found no evidence of mechanical doping.
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Deep ozone hole to open in spring over Arctic may drift to Europe

Market Business News - ‎5 hours ago‎
An abnormally deep ozone hole may open up this spring over the Arctic and drift into central Europe, following an extremely cold spell in the region's stratosphere over the past few weeks, which has created conditions that could cause severe ozone ...
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Four billion people face severe water scarcity, new research finds

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Yemeni men inspect an abandoned boat at a drought-affected dam on the outskirts of Sana'a. Yemen is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world.
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Goodbye to Philae: What have we learned from the comet probe?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
As the freezing temperatures of space finally put the comet lander Philae beyond hope of communication, what has this celebrated mission taught us, and where lies the next frontier?
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Hospitals may refuse to impose Jeremy Hunt's new contract on junior doctors

The Guardian - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Hospitals may go it alone and refuse to impose the new contract on junior doctors proposed by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, on NHS trainee medics from August.
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GM worm study provides 'powerful first step' towards preventing Alzheimer's

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Researchers modified nematode worms to develop Alzheimer's-like symptoms, and then applied anti-cancer drug, bexarotene, at various stages of the disease.
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Over-65s in England 'living longer than ever before'

BBC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report from Public Health England says. Figures show that for those aged 65, men can expect to live for another 19 years and women a further 21 years.
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'Pockets' of Zika virus could break out in Alabama, US

AL.com - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The Aedes aegypti mosquito, linked to the Zika virus, can be found in Alabama and all along the US. Gulf Coast. (Contributed photo/CDC/James Gathany) (CDC).
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