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Met police handling of child abuse claims to be review by judge

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A former High Court judge is to review the Metropolitan Police's handling of cases involving claims of historical child abuse by public figures.
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Junior doctors' row: Time 'running out' to reach deal

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Time is running out to agree a deal with junior doctors in the long-running dispute, a key government negotiator is warning, as doctors in England take part in their second 24-hour strike.
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Tusk confident of EU deal for Britain next week

Channel News Asia - ‎5 hours ago‎
Talks between Britain and other European Union governments on a deal to keep London in the 28-nation bloc are fragile, the chairman of bloc's leaders said, but added he was confident a deal would be found at an EU summit next week.
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Liverpool owners FSG back down in ticket row with open letter to fans - match day tickets capped at £59 - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Supporters of the club were outraged when the new ticket pricing structure was set to introduce £77 match day tickets and the first £1,000 season ticket.
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Black cabs bring central London to a halt in Uber protest

Reuters UK - ‎4 hours ago‎
The drivers of London's famous black cabs brought the centre of the capital to a standstill on Wednesday in protest against Uber and government regulations they say compromise passenger safety.
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After New Hampshire, Sanders and Clinton woo black voters

Washington Post - ‎24 minutes ago‎
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The presidential nomination battle between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton moved decisively Wednesday to a fight for African Americans' votes, as the two candidates touted dueling ...
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Proposed North Korea sanctions won't work: Here's why

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on new sanctions against North Korea to make it harder for the reclusive nation to access funds to develop long-range missiles and nuclear warheads.
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German police dismiss reports that human error caused train crash

Irish Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
German police have dismissed as premature reports that human error was the most likely cause of Tuesday's two-train collision in Bavaria that claimed 10 lives and left 17 seriously injured.
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Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in northeast Nigeria - officials

Reuters UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said on Wednesday.
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David Cameron tells Nicola Sturgeon: Your turn to move over powers - ‎37 minutes ago‎
David Cameron has told Nicola Sturgeon it is her turn to make concessions to get a deal on Scotland's new powers because he cannot justify her current proposals to English taxpayers.
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Zac Goldsmith: 'I was dealt a good hand in life. There's no question about that' - ‎8 hours ago‎
A long time before Zac Goldsmith was elected MP for Richmond Park, and many moons before he became the Conservative candidate for London Mayor, he had a keen interest in nature.
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Teachers' union supports Safer Internet Day

Training Journal - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The NASUWT, the largest teachers' union in the UK, is joining organisations across the world to mark Safer Internet Day today (Tuesday, 9th February).
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Yellen - Fed not likely to reverse course on rates despite risks

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON Tightening financial conditions and uncertainty over China pose risks to the U.S. recovery, but chances are slim the Federal Reserve will reverse the rate tightening cycle it began in December, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told U.S.
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David Cameron accused of failing UK steel after EU proposal rejected

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Javid, the business secretary, said getting rid of the rule would lead to higher prices for UK consumers of steel. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock.
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Twitter user growth stalls in fourth quarter

Reuters UK - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Twitter Inc's (TWTR.N) said average monthly active users stalled in the fourth quarter - the first flat quarter sequentially since the company listed in 2013.
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FTSE-100 bounces back after bank stocks recover

Herald Scotland - ‎3 hours ago‎
London's top flight saw its gains limited as the US Federal Reserve warned it could slow the pace of future US interest rate rises.
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NHTSA Blurs the Line Between Human and Computer Drivers

New York Times - ‎35 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - It appears that Google has persuaded federal regulators that - in some situations at least - the Tin Man has a heart.
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Parents urged to boycott VTech toys after hack

Radio New Zealand - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Cybersecurity experts have said parents should boycott or at least be cautious of VTech's electronic toys because of how it has handled a hack attack.
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Twitter to change homepage to customize tweet displays to individuals

Reuters UK - ‎7 hours ago‎
Twitter Inc made a dramatic product change on Wednesday, saying it will recast the way it displays tweets on its homepage by customizing them to individual users, instead of uniformly displaying tweets in reverse chronological order.
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Six Nations 2016: Can Scotland make jump from promising losers to canny winners against Wales? - ‎4 hours ago‎
Scotland's players are fed up of losing, fed up of being patronised, fed up with snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They are also aware that, bad as it was to be defeated by England last weekend, things will be immeasurably worse if they ...
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Kate Winslet reveals she broke toe making Triple 9 film - ‎2 hours ago‎
Kate Winslet broke her toe in an on-set accident while shooting Triple 9 - but was determined to wear her character's high heels anyway.
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Madonna suffers yet ANOTHER wardrobe malfunction on-stage in Thaiwan

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
At first things appeared to be going to plan on the latest stint of Madonna's Rebel Heart tour, with the singer prowling down the catwalk, singing along, as a large white veil was slowly draw back over her head.
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Valencia vs Barcelona: Wilfrid Kaptoum denies Gary Neville as Luis Enrique's side stroll into Copa del Rey final - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Latest. 21:08. 53 mins. After another five minutes of nothingness, Álvaro Negredo, the first-half goalscorer, takes the ball and darts towards the Barca byline before cutting it back into ter Stegen's six-yard box.
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Bolton chairman phil gartside dies after cancer battle

Daily Mail - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Long-serving Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has passed away after a short battle with cancer. The 63-year-old joined the Bolton board in 1988 and served as club chairman from 1999 until illness forced him to step away from his duties in November ...
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England winger Adam Johnson groomed 15-year-old girl for sexual activity - ‎37 minutes ago‎
England footballer Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl on the first day of his trial.
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Stoke City's Peter Coates has every faith in Mark Hughes

Uttoxeter Advertiser - ‎3 hours ago‎
STOKE City chairman Peter Coates is confident that boss Mark Hughes will sort out the team's slump sooner rather than later. Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Everton made it four defeats in six league games in 2016 after ending the old year with back-to-back ...
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Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Physicists and astronomers are agog. On Thursday, experimenters will report the first detection of a phenomenon that has been long predicted: bursts of gravitational waves generated by cosmic collisions of black holes.
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Tim Peake shares stunning video of lightning storms from space

The Independent - ‎6 hours ago‎
Tim Peake, Britain's first ESA astronaut, has shared a stunning video of what lightning storms look like from space. Posting the footage to Twitter, the former Army officer commented 'Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short time'.
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New research links climate change and longer flights: What's the real meaning?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎2 hours ago‎
Scientists are predicting that climate change will increase flight times between Europe and the United States. But with the changes being measured in mere minutes, what is the real significance of the new research?
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Bacterial Slime Acts As Teensy Eyeball

Live Science - ‎3 hours ago‎
Slimy microbes called cyanobacteria use their teensy bodies as lenses to collect light and "see," before growing little legs to inch toward those rays, new research suggests.
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WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

Reuters UK - ‎32 minutes ago‎
GENEVA/LONDON The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to ...
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AstraZeneca study is 'milestone' for immunotherapy cancer drugs

The Independent - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
A new study which combines two cancer drugs is a breakthrough in a form of treatment which uses a patient's immune system to attack tumours.
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Horses, like dogs, have ability to read human facial expressions

The Australian (subscription) - ‎58 minutes ago‎
John Ross joined the Higher Education Section in 2011. A communications graduate from UTS, he has won several National Press Club awards including 2010 Higher Education Journalist of the Year.
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NHS productivity falls for third year

Financial Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Productivity in NHS hospitals has fallen for the third year running, according to official data that will intensify the debate over whether the service can survive in its current form without more funding.
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