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Tennessee teen with secret black lover raises $30,000 for college despite accusations of racism
January 16, 2017
World news

Tennessee teen with secret black lover raises $30,000 for college despite accusations of racism

A Tennessee teenager who started a campaign page to pay her college fees after her father cut her off for dating a black man has raised more than $30,000 (£25,000) despite accusations of racism. Private high-school student Allie Dowdle claims her father has stripped her of her savings and is refusing to pay for her higher...

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Torrential downpour resurrects alien-like prehistoric shrimp in Australian outback
January 16, 2017
Science

Torrential downpour resurrects alien-like prehistoric shrimp in Australian outback

Millions of crustaceans have been rehydrated by rain in Australia in normally arid desert areas, where precipitation only comes once every half a century. Floods in December 2016 were so severe that Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), near Alice Springs, was shut to the public as extensive areas of the outback were submerged....

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Trump praises Brexit and promises quick transatlantic trade deal in first UK interview
January 16, 2017
Politics

Trump praises Brexit and promises quick transatlantic trade deal in first UK interview

US President-elect Donald Trump has praised the UK's decision to leave the European Union and promised a trade deal between the US and UK "quickly" and "properly" when he comes to office. Trump said that he was set to meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May "right after I get into the White...

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Close to 100 feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libya coast
January 15, 2017
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Close to 100 feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libya coast

Up to 100 people are feared dead after a migrant boat capsized off the Libyan coast. The Italian coast guard is carrying out a search operation in the frigid waters but so far only four survivors and eight dead bodies have been found. There were about 110 people on board the vessel when it overturned about 30 miles off...

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Britain hit with 50 flood warnings as heavy rains batter the country
January 15, 2017
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Britain hit with 50 flood warnings as heavy rains batter the country

Britain continues to be battered by extreme weather, with 50 flood warnings still in place. Flood warnings and alerts have been issued for across the east coast of England, with Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk getting worst hit. The Environment Agency has put in place 15 flood warnings, which warn that ‘immediate action is...

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US Congress in first step towards repealing Obamacare
January 14, 2017
Politics

US Congress in first step towards repealing Obamacare

The US House of Representatives has joined the Senate in passing a critical measure that marks the first major step towards repealing outgoing President Barack Obama's landmark but controversial health care reforms. The House's party-line vote of 227 to 198 approved a budget blueprint which provides Republicans, who...

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MPs call for Brexit plan by mid-February
January 14, 2017
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MPs call for Brexit plan by mid-February

An influential group of MPs has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to publish by mid-February her plans for leaving the European Union. The cross-party Brexit committee called for a policy document clarifying the government's "broad aims", including whether Britain should stay in the single market and...

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MELANIA TRUMP’S BEAUTY TEAM PLANS TO BUILD A ‘GLAM ROOM’ IN THE WHITE HOUSE
January 14, 2017
Politics

MELANIA TRUMP’S BEAUTY TEAM PLANS TO BUILD A ‘GLAM ROOM’ IN THE WHITE HOUSE

Priyanka Chopra was rushed to the emergency room after suffering a head injury while filming a stunt on set for the hit TV show “Quantico” Thursday. Chopra reportedly slipped and fell on her head so hard during the stunt she got a concussion. The actress was taken to the emergency room late Thursday night where she...

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Teacher impregnated by her 13-year-old pupil after having sex ‘every day’ jailed for 10 years
January 14, 2017
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Teacher impregnated by her 13-year-old pupil after having sex ‘every day’ jailed for 10 years

A teacher who was impregnated by her 13-year-old pupil after admitting having 'near-daily sex' with him has been jailed for 10 years. Alexandria Vera, from Houston, Texas, was arrested on child sex abuse charges after she handed herself into Montgomery County police station on 1 June last year. The 24-year-old was a...

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Lord Snowdon, Princess Margaret’s ex-husband and Royal photographer, dies aged 86
January 14, 2017
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Lord Snowdon, Princess Margaret’s ex-husband and Royal photographer, dies aged 86

Lord Snowdon has died peacefully at home aged 86, his family have said. The English photographer and film maker – who was born in London on 7 March 1930 – was married to Princess Margaret from 1960 until 1978. The BBC reported his death today (13 January). Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones studied architecture...

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Justin Trudeau under fire again after using Aga Khan’s helicopter
January 13, 2017
Politics

Justin Trudeau under fire again after using Aga Khan’s helicopter

Justin Trudeau took a holiday on the Aga Khan’s private island in the Caribbean. Photograph: Sean Kilpatrick/AP Justin Trudeau, under fire for holidaying on a Caribbean island owned by the Aga Khan, has revealed he flew there by private helicopter – an apparent breach of official ethics rules. The Canadian prime...

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Thailand’s parliament votes to make amendments in constitution, likely to delay general election
January 13, 2017
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Thailand’s parliament votes to make amendments in constitution, likely to delay general election

The military-backed parliament of Thailand has voted in favour to make amendments to the constitution as suggested by the new king's office. Of 231 members of the assembly, 228 voted in favour of the changes on Friday (13 January), according to a televised session of the proceedings. The draft of the amended constitution,...

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