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Naz Shah steps down from Commons home affairs select committee following anti-Semitism row

Bradford Telegraph and Argus - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Bradford West MP embroiled in accusations of anti-Semitism, Naz Shah, has stood down from the Commons home affairs select committee as it begins a probe into anti-Jewish prejudice in British life.
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Ted Cruz-Donald Trump fight boils over in Indiana

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) Ted Cruz couldn't take it anymore. After weeks of personal attacks from Donald Trump, including fresh insinuations that his father was associated with Lee Harvey Oswald, Cruz boiled over Tuesday.
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Kandyce Downer guilty of baby Keegan's murder

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A woman has been convicted of murdering a toddler who had suffered more than 150 injuries. Kandyce Downer, 34, killed 18-month-old Keegan Downer, less than a year after she was appointed her legal guardian.
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Kids' strike: Councils warn parents could be fined for taking children out of school - ‎7 hours ago‎
As part of a nationwide demonstration, parents are protesting against standardised tests for Year 2 pupils, saying they are too tough and age 'inappropriate'.
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What is World Press Freedom Day?

Voice of America - ‎15 hours ago‎
“Khadija Ismayilova highly deserves the prize and I am happy to see that her courage and professionalism are recognized,” said Ljiljana Zurovac, president of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016 Jury. The award is named after ...
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No celebration on World Press Freedom Day: Journalists face murders, keep working

Chicago Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
Turkey's main journalism association called World Press Freedom Day one for reflection, solidarity and "finding a way out" of the rapidly deteriorating state of media freedom in the country.
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The Palestinian Martyr of World Press Freedom Day - ‎8 hours ago‎
Israel ordered the four-month administrative detention of Omar Nazzal. Until recently, he headed Palestine Today, an Islamic Jihad-affiliated TV station (more on that), and also had ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
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Turkish Columnist on Trial on World Press Freedom Day

U.S. News & World Report - ‎7 hours ago‎
ISTANBUL (AP) - A Turkish columnist has appeared in court on World Press Freedom Day, accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Aleppo hospital hit as city faces humanitarian catastrophe

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Syrian emergency personnel extinguish the smouldering facade of the Al-Dabbeet hospital after rocket attack. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images.
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EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens

Irish Examiner - ‎2 hours ago‎
The European Union is set to take a big step on Wednesday toward ending visa requirements for Turkish citizens, as a widely criticised deal to get Turkey to stop migrants entering the EU gathers pace.
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Child refugees from EU refugee camps to have papers fast-tracked to head off Conservative MPs' rebellion - ‎1 hour ago‎
Under the climb-down, child migrants in camps on the Continent who have family members in the UK will have their applications for transfer to Britain fast-tracked.
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Cameron terror strategy runs aground on definition of extremism

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
The counter-extremism bill has been cast as the centrepiece of Cameron's 'legacy programme' of legislation. Photograph: POOL/Reuters.
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Palmerston the diplocat catches first mouse since joining the Foreign Office - ‎7 hours ago‎
Westminster was abuzz when Palmerston the cat took up his position in the Foreign Office. He had been appointed as Chief Mouser to deal with their rodent problem.
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Insolvency Service to investigate BHS's slump into administration

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
A BHS branch in Wood Green, north London. There are up to 10 potential buyers interested in taking on its stores. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/Rex/Shutterstock.
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Bidders emerge for Tata Steel's UK assets

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON Two groups signalled their interest in buying the British assets of Tata Steel on Tuesday, offering hope that thousands of jobs could be saved after weeks of uncertainty.
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Global stocks slide on global growth worries; US yields fall

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK Stock markets worldwide fell on Tuesday after weak Chinese and British factory data rekindled fears of slowing global growth, sending benchmark Treasury yields to nearly two-week lows.
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HSBC defiant on dividend payouts as profit fall stokes doubts

Reuters UK - ‎8 hours ago‎
LONDON/HONG KONG HSBC (HSBA.L HSBA.L ) (0005.HK 0005.HK ) stuck to its promise of higher dividends on Tuesday after a 14 percent profit drop fuelled doubts among some investors about the bank's ability to increase payouts.
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Blink and you'll miss it - Dishonored 2 releases November 11

PCGamesN - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bethesda and developer Arkane Studios have announced the release date for their teleporting murder sequel, Dishonored 2. It's launching on November 11, which will come around faster than a plague of rats can dispose of a hyper-proportioned city guard.
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Brazil judge overturns WhatsApp suspension

Daily Mail - ‎17 minutes ago‎
SAO PAULO (AP) - A Brazilian judge struck down an earlier court ruling to suspend messaging service WhatsApp in Latin America's biggest country for 72 hours, reactivating it on Tuesday, the day after it was shut down.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's first victory: 6M bot messages on Facebook

VentureBeat - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you stand between people and a Call of Duty reveal, you'll suddenly become very popular (even if you're a bot). To promote the reveal of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, publisher Activision teamed up with Facebook to direct players to a chat bot on ...
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Radiohead unveil first musical excerpt of new album via Instagram

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Radiohead have unveiled two short clips of what could be a new video for their first track from their forthcoming ninth album. Radiohead erases internet presence - is it a cryptic message?
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Gala Benefits - fashion's Oscars now has its own feature film

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Met Gala has been transformed from a dusty, fusty benefit into a celebrity-packed multi-million netting extravaganza. As a documentary is released Stateside documenting last year's preparations, and the finishing touches are made to the latest ...
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Game of Thrones and Television's Long History of Cheating Death

The Atlantic - ‎3 hours ago‎
The end of Game of Thrones' first season did something truly audacious in the world of television: It killed the show's main character, Ned Stark (Sean Bean), and it did so in a way that made it clear he wasn't coming back.

Arnautovic wins Manchester City Man of the Match poll

Vitalfootball - ‎1 hour ago‎
Marko Arnautovic has won the Vital Stoke man of the match award for his performance in the Potters 4-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
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Andy Murray heads strongest ever field at Queen's

The Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Aegon Championships at Queen's Club this summer will have the strongest field in the tournament's history. The official entry list for the grass-court event shows that 16 of the world's top 30 players are in the field.
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How Leicester City's quiet Thai owners turned the Foxes into the best team in country - ‎12 minutes ago‎
There's another helicopter journey on Wednesday for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his son Top from Battersea heliport up to the King Power Stadium, although this time they are not going up to see their Leicester City team play, but to take them out for ...
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How to watch Mercury's rare trip across the sun

Christian Science Monitor - ‎35 minutes ago‎
The 2016 Mercury transit (depicted conceptually here) will occur between 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. Eastern time on May 9. View Caption.
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World's smallest and most powerful engine created by scientists in breakthrough for nanobots

International Business Times UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
The world's smallest engine has been created in a lab at Cambridge University. It is fuelled by lasers and gold and is so tiny it could power the nanobots scientists hope to inject into our bodies in future to keep us healthy.
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Tim Peake: 'Science can solve Planet Earth's problems'

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tim Peake wants his mission to the International Space Station (ISS) to change attitudes towards research. The UK astronaut said he hoped his time in orbit would make people think about how science could help solve the world's problems.
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Watch transit of Mercury with special filters to protect eyes says Royal Astronomical Society

Market Business News - ‎May 1, 2016‎
When you look up at the sky to witness the transit of Mercury, make sure you use approved, specially-designed filters in your equipment, warns the Royal Astronomical Society, or you could risk permanent damage to the retina and even blindness.
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Google's AI has access to the private medical records of 1.6m NHS patients

Daily Mail - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Patients' private details, including if they are HIV positive, have drug or alcohol problems or have ever had an abortion, will be processed by an app created by the internet giant's DeepMind start-up.
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Is PORN the key to safer sex? Gay men are 'more likely to use condoms if they see them used in pornography'

Daily Mail - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Men who watch sexually explicit pornography where condoms are used, are more likely to practise safe sex, experts have revealed. They say the porn industry can play an 'important protective' role in encouraging more men to use condoms.
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Fewer people taking up NHS Health Checks

Nursing in Practice - ‎4 hours ago‎
The programme NHS Health Checks for patients between the ages of 40 and 74 has “fallen well short” of international targets for cardiovascular risk assessment programmes with fewer than a quarter of eligible patients participating, according to a new ...
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Flu strikes fewer infants when pregnant women get vaccinated

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Reuters Health) - Infants have a much lower risk of getting influenza when their mothers are vaccinated against the virus during pregnancy, a U.S.
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