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Bashar al-Assad vows to retake total control of Syria - ‎58 minutes 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.
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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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EU referendum: Cameron makes national security heart of his case

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
David Cameron last night vowed that Britain will “not pull up the drawbridge and retreat from the world” as he put national security at the heart of his case for remaining in the EU.
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Presses to fall silent at Independent as paper goes online-only

Reuters UK - ‎4 hours ago‎
LONDON Britain's Independent is to disappear from news stands next month after its owner took the left-leaning title online only, one of the first national newspapers in the world to buckle under pressure from the internet.
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Adam Johnson 'had sexual encounter with 15-year-old girl who idolised him'

Newmarket Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
England footballer Adam Johnson had a sexual encounter in his car with a 15-year-old fan who had an "enormous crush on him" and idolised him, a jury has been told.
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British teenager suspected of being a mystery hacker who stole CIA boss emails - ‎5 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 - ‎44 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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Inside One of the Last Nazi Death Camp Trials

TIME - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bernd Thissen—Reuters Reinhold Hanning, a 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz, arrives in the courtroom before his trial in Detmold, Germany, on Feb. 12, 2016.
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Mexico prison riot leaves 49 dead near Monterrey

BBC News - ‎20 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 ...
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South Korea, US to discuss missile defence; South cuts power to Kaesong park | Reuters

Firstpost - ‎37 minutes ago‎
SEOUL South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defence system following North Korea's recent rocket launch, officials said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park ...
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Millions face 'retirement crisis' over pensions tax raid - ‎21 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 - ‎22 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 - ‎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 - ‎3 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 - ‎9 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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Apple Hit With Lawsuit Over iPhone-Breaking Error

Fortune - ‎2 hours ago‎
The class-action case says Apple's actions are a violation of California's Unfair Competition Law. Apple has been hit with a lawsuit over claims that the controversial “Error 53” destroys iPhones.
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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 - ‎3 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 - ‎26 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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UCI raid Mediterraneenne race, find no hidden motors

Reuters UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON 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 - ‎37 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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Smaller chocolate bars and healthier popcorn as Airedale Hospital introduces healthy eating strategy

Wharfedale Observer - ‎10 hours ago‎
STEPS are being taken at Airedale Hospital to help staff, patients and visitors have a healthy diet. A food and drink strategy has been drawn for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to promote good nutrition and high-quality food and catering services.
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