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Lightsaber combat officially recognised as sport
Lightsaber combat officially recognised as sport

  Whoever thought you'd be able to actually compete using lightsabers from [ ... ]

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President Trump declares national emergency to build wall
President Trump declares national emergency to build wall

  President Donald Trump has announced he will declare a national emergency to [ ... ]

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Thousands of kids march in Brighton climate protest
Thousands of kids march in Brighton climate protest

  Tens of thousands of school children have missed school today to take part in  [ ... ]

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An American man describes mountain lion attack
An American man describes mountain lion attack

  An American man has described how he was attacked by a mountain lion when he [ ... ]

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Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam
Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

  As Vietnam is set to host the upcoming North Korea-U.S. summit, a tale o [ ... ]

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Korean "artificial sun" breaks world record of retaining high plasma temperature for energy production
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  South Korea's nuclear scientists have conducted a revolutionary experime [ ... ]

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Man sues police; allegedly tased 11 times
Man sues police; allegedly tased 11 times

  A man in Arizona is suing police, claiming he was tased 11 times after he wa [ ... ]

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Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey to join Juventus for £400k-a-week
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey to join Juventus for £400k-a-week

  Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to j [ ... ]

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Global recession on the horizon: Paul Krugman
Global recession on the horizon: Paul Krugman

  Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says a global recession is on t [ ... ]

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Insect decline could have 'catastrophic' environmental impact
Insect decline could have 'catastrophic' environmental impact

  A recent study shows the number of insects around the world is declining r [ ... ]

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Amazon Go invents "Just Walk Out Shopping"
Amazon Go invents

  It's been a year since the first Amazon Go store was opened to the public. C [ ... ]

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Sala's death was a 'loss to everyone', says Cardiff manager
Sala's death was a 'loss to everyone', says Cardiff manager

  Cardiff City Football Club manager Neil Warnock says Emiliano Sala's death w [ ... ]

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Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya hopes to be PM in Mar2019 election
Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya hopes to be PM in Mar2019 election

  Meanwhile over in Thailand, a political party has nominated the King's sis [ ... ]

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Hanoi for second Pyeongyang-Washington summit confirmed by Kim-Trump
Hanoi for second Pyeongyang-Washington summit confirmed by Kim-Trump

  We begin with the ongoing preparations for the 2nd North Korea-U.S. summ [ ... ]

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All clear for blood plasma suspected of HIV contamination in China
All clear for blood plasma suspected of HIV contamination in China

  There has been yet another medical scandal in China... this time involvi [ ... ]

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Man leaves baby on train in Cleveland
Man leaves baby on train in Cleveland

  The transit authority for Cleveland, Ohio has released shocking surveillan [ ... ]

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Hotel booking sites to end 'misleading' sales tactics
Hotel booking sites to end 'misleading' sales tactics

  Expedia and trivago are among six online hotel booking sites that will m [ ... ]

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2nd Kim-Trump summit to be held Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam: Politico
2nd Kim-Trump summit to be held Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam: Politico

  President Trump is speaking to a joint session of Congress in his annual S [ ... ]

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Year of the Pig: Celebrations from Beijing to Pyongyang
Year of the Pig: Celebrations from Beijing to Pyongyang

  Millions of people across the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year [ ... ]

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Rice cake soup 'tteokguk,' a Lunar New Year tradition
Rice cake soup 'tteokguk,' a Lunar New Year tradition

  Speaking of Seollal traditions, the food most identified with the holiday is [ ... ]

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Five killed after plane crashes into house
Five killed after plane crashes into house

  Five people have died after a small twin-engine plane came apart mid-air [ ... ]

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Venice under water as high tide floods historic centre
Venice under water as high tide floods historic centre

  Parts of Venice's historic centre were affected by flooding after heav [ ... ]

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Stray leopard injures four in northern India
Stray leopard injures four in northern India

  A leopard strayed into a residential area in northern India before it atta [ ... ]

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Baby gorilla predicts the Super Bowl
Baby gorilla predicts the Super Bowl

  A baby gorilla at Dallas Zoo has predicted the outcome of Sunday's Super Bow [ ... ]

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Warmer weather causes ice jams on river in Illinois
Warmer weather causes ice jams on river in Illinois

  Warmer weather has caused ice jams on the Kankakee River in Illinois. Re [ ... ]

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Federal Reserve holds rates stable at 2.25-2.5%, will be "patient"...
Federal Reserve holds rates stable at 2.25-2.5%, will be

  The U.S. Federal Reserve has frozen its target interest rate,... signaling an en [ ... ]

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At least 8 dead in U.S. Midwest deep freeze
At least 8 dead in U.S. Midwest deep freeze

  A deadly arctic cold snap that's sweeping through the U.S. Midwest has now [ ... ]

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Dramatic footage shows man being rescued from icy lake
Dramatic footage shows man being rescued from icy lake

  Dramatic footage has emerged of a man being rescued by police officers fro [ ... ]

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Stranded passenger films from plane window at Manchester Airport
Stranded passenger films from plane window at Manchester Airport

  A stranded passenger has filmed the scene from a plane window at a snow-covere [ ... ]

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Apple's Q1 revenue declines as iPhone sales drop 15%
Apple's Q1 revenue declines as iPhone sales drop 15%

  30 Jan 2019 - Apple has released its earnings report for the first fiscal quar [ ... ]

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US Justice Department accuses Huawei of fraud, intellectual property theft
US Justice Department accuses Huawei of fraud, intellectual property theft

  The U.S. Justice Department has filed several federal charges against Chin [ ... ]

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Wildfire engulfs Cape Town mountain
Wildfire engulfs Cape Town mountain

  A wildfire that swept across Cape Town's famous Lion Head hill appears to  [ ... ]

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Novak Djokovic wins his 7th Australian Open men's singles title
Novak Djokovic wins his 7th Australian Open men's singles title

  Novak Djokovic has clinched the men's singles title at the 2019 Australian Ope [ ... ]

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20 dead after two bombs detonated in the Philippines
20 dead after two bombs detonated in the Philippines

  At least 20 people have died after two bombs were detonated outside a Roma [ ... ]

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Sexy North Korean performers in Beijing to improve ties
Sexy North Korean performers in Beijing to improve ties

  A group of North Korea's best musicians and dancers are putting on a series  [ ... ]

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Dancing nuns, rockstar priests greet Pope Francis in Panama
Dancing nuns, rockstar priests greet Pope Francis in Panama

  Dancing nuns, rockstar priests and hordes of adoring young fans lined the st [ ... ]

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Thousands march to change the date of Australia Day
Thousands march to change the date of Australia Day

  Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Melbourne and Sydney to [ ... ]

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Trump agrees to reopen government for three weeks after backing down from wall funding demands
Trump agrees to reopen government for three weeks after backing down from wall funding demands

  Our top story this evening. U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill t [ ... ]

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Boeing completes first test flight of its driverless flying taxi
Boeing completes first test flight of its driverless flying taxi

  It looks like flying cars might soon be a reality. Aircraft maker Boeing  [ ... ]

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Google fined €50 million in France for breaching online privacy rules
Google fined €50 million in France for breaching online privacy rules

  French data regulators have fined Google 50 million euros, or 57 million d [ ... ]

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China posts lowest growth level in 28 years at 6.6% for 2018
China posts lowest growth level in 28 years at 6.6% for 2018

  New preliminary figures out of Beijing show China's growth rate plumme [ ... ]

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Newark airport shuts after drones spotted in the area
Newark airport shuts after drones spotted in the area

  Flights in and out of New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport we [ ... ]

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Search for Emiliano Sala's aircraft suspended in bad weather
Search for Emiliano Sala's aircraft suspended in bad weather

  Cardiff City record signing Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which went m [ ... ]

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Cristiano Ronaldo in court with wife-to-be Georgina Rodriguez for tax fraud charges
Cristiano Ronaldo in court with wife-to-be Georgina Rodriguez for tax fraud charges

  Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo arrives in court in Madrid with partner Geo [ ... ]

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Gigantic holes form in Iran due to excessive water pumping
Gigantic holes form in Iran due to excessive water pumping

  Gigantic holes in Iran were not caused by missiles or meteorites, but the  [ ... ]

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Vietnam likely locale for 2nd N. Korea-U.S. summit
Vietnam likely locale for 2nd N. Korea-U.S. summit

  North Korea and the United States have chosen a location for their lea [ ... ]

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Operation to rescue Spanish boy who fell down well continues
Operation to rescue Spanish boy who fell down well continues

  Attempts continue to rescue two-year-old Julen Rosello who fell down a 1 [ ... ]

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New 'chewing robot' helps develop softer food for the elderly
New 'chewing robot' helps develop softer food for the elderly

  Local scientists recently developed a robot that can measure how tough differe [ ... ]

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Controversial bull taming sport makes a comeback in India
Controversial bull taming sport makes a comeback in India

  A traditional, but controversial bull taming sport called Jallikattu has m [ ... ]

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Video shows 11 abandoned cats being rescued from boxes
Video shows 11 abandoned cats being rescued from boxes

  Video released by the Celia Hammond Animal Trust shows the heart-warming mom [ ... ]

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Horses gallop through bonfires at Luminarias Festival 2019
Horses gallop through bonfires at Luminarias Festival 2019

  Horses gallop through bonfires at the annual Luminarias festival which takes [ ... ]

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Robot replicates steps of 290-million-year-old creature
Robot replicates steps of 290-million-year-old creature

  Scientists present a walking, robotic replica of a 290-million-year-old Or [ ... ]

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Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in US
Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in US

  Media streaming service Netflix announced on Tuesday that it will rais [ ... ]

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Theresa May's Brexit deal defeated in Parliament
Theresa May's Brexit deal defeated in Parliament

  Theresa May's Brexit deal has been overwhelmingly defeated in Parliament. MPs reje [ ... ]

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Row in Rome over how to spend Trevi Fountain coins
Row in Rome over how to spend Trevi Fountain coins

  An unholy row has erupted in Rome between the city council and the Catholi [ ... ]

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World's longest aircraft 'Airlander 10' to go into production
World's longest aircraft 'Airlander 10' to go into production

  The world's largest aircraft is set to go into full production. It's  [ ... ]

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Thousands celebrate crowning of European Capital of Culture
Thousands celebrate crowning of European Capital of Culture

  Around 50,000 people gathered in Plovdiv in Bulgaria to celebrate the ci [ ... ]

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Orphaned orangutans learn forest skills at rehab centre
Orphaned orangutans learn forest skills at rehab centre

  Critically endangered orphaned orangutans are learning vital forest skil [ ... ]

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Missing US teen Jayme Closs escapes life as "sex slave" after 88 days
Missing US teen Jayme Closs escapes life as

  Wisconsin police have charged a 21-year-old man with murdering a 13-year-old [ ... ]

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21 coal miners dead after mine collapses in China
21 coal miners dead after mine collapses in China

  Twenty-one coal miners have died after a mine collapsed in northern Chin [ ... ]

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Andy Murray announces retirement from tennis & cries
Andy Murray announces retirement from tennis & cries

  In an emotional press conference ahead of the Australian Open, Andy Mu [ ... ]

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Bakery in Paris suddenly explodes
Bakery in Paris suddenly explodes

  More than 30 people have been injured after a powerful explosion at a ba [ ... ]

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World richest man Amazon Jeff Bezos starts world's most expensive divorce with wife MacKenzie
World richest man Amazon Jeff Bezos starts world's most expensive divorce with wife MacKenzie

  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is separating from his wife MacKenzie after 25 years [ ... ]

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Seoul taxi driver attempts self-immolation in protest against Kakao's carpooling service
Seoul taxi driver attempts self-immolation in protest against Kakao's carpooling service

  A taxi burst into flames in central Seoul on Wednesday evening,... after the d [ ... ]

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World Bank’s Jim Yong Kim to join private equity firm after shock resignation
World Bank’s Jim Yong Kim to join private equity firm after shock resignation

  The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, will join a private equit [ ... ]

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CES 2019 kicks off in Las Vegas Tuesday
CES 2019 kicks off in Las Vegas Tuesday

  The 52nd, Consumer Electronics Show kicked off in Las Vegas on Tuesday local tim [ ... ]

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60-million-year-old cave turned into restaurant
60-million-year-old cave turned into restaurant

  A restaurant has been opened inside a 60-million-year-old cave in Jordan [ ... ]

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China's Harbin kicks off month-long Winter Wonderland
China's Harbin kicks off month-long Winter Wonderland

  One of the world's largest ice festivals has opened in north-eastern China for [ ... ]

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Oil tanker explodes
Oil tanker explodes

  An oil tanker explosion has left one crew person dead and three still miss [ ... ]

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280kg Bluefin tuna nets US$3.1 million at Tokyo auction
280kg Bluefin tuna nets US$3.1 million at Tokyo auction

  Bluefin tunas are known to be expensive, but a New Year's auction in Tokyo o [ ... ]

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Sultan Muhammad V abdicates as Malaysia's king
Sultan Muhammad V abdicates as Malaysia's king

  Malaysia's king has stepped down after just two years on the throne, e [ ... ]

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Lucky couple wins £115m & instant retirement
Lucky couple wins £115m & instant retirement

  A couple who won a £114.9million EuroMillions jackpot on New Year's Day [ ... ]

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Terrified kitten rescued from motorway
Terrified kitten rescued from motorway

  A Missouri police officer who rescued a terrified kitten trapped in the midd [ ... ]

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Denmark's worst train crash in over 30 years
Denmark's worst train crash in over 30 years

  A freight train and a passenger train have collided in Denmark with fatal  [ ... ]

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Thousands flee southern Thai islands ahead of Tropical Storm Pabuk
Thousands flee southern Thai islands ahead of Tropical Storm Pabuk

  Tens of thousands of people have fled islands off Thailand's south-eas [ ... ]

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Apple set to pull iPhone 7 and 8 from Germany
Apple set to pull iPhone 7 and 8 from Germany

  Apple says it's halting sales of its iPhone 7 and 8 in Germany during a patent fig [ ... ]

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Global stocks plunge after "Apple shock"
Global stocks plunge after

  Let's start with the carnage on financial markets around the world.   M [ ... ]

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Chinese probe Chang'e 4 lands on the far side of the moon
Chinese probe Chang'e 4 lands on the far side of the moon

  A Chinese probe makes history by landing on the far side of the moon.   [ ... ]

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FIFA mulling possibility of expanding World Cup to 48 teams from 2022: Infantino
FIFA mulling possibility of expanding World Cup to 48 teams from 2022: Infantino

  FIFA is mulling the possibility of raising the number of teams that can compet [ ... ]

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Japanese Emperor gives his last New Year's speech
Japanese Emperor gives his last New Year's speech

  Japan's Emperor Akihito delivers his final New Year's speech as Emperor, a [ ... ]

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Excuse me, are you intersex?
Excuse me, are you intersex?

  Starting this year, German citizens who do not fit biologically as either  [ ... ]

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Asia and the Pacific ring in the New Year 2019
Asia and the Pacific ring in the New Year 2019

  Cities across Asia and the Pacific have begun to ring in the New Year. W [ ... ]

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Divers uphold bizarre Xmas tradition in icy lake
Divers uphold bizarre Xmas tradition in icy lake

  A group of divers place a Christmas tree on the bottom of a lake in Russia's [ ... ]

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Trump-Xi phone call aims to break trade war
Trump-Xi phone call aims to break trade war

  U.S. President Donald Trump has held phone talks with his Chinese counte [ ... ]

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Queen's New Years Honours list 2018
Queen's New Years Honours list 2018

  Actress Thandie Newton and Footballer Harry Kane are amongst the famous names  [ ... ]

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Hairdresser uses swords and flames to cut hair
Hairdresser uses swords and flames to cut hair

  Madrid-based coiffeur Alberto Olmedo may be one of the most unique hai [ ... ]

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Seoul food truck & night goblin markets
Seoul food truck & night goblin markets

  Christmas may be over but the festivity continues outside of Seoul City Hall a [ ... ]

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Dramatic footage shows family yacht engulfed in flames
Dramatic footage shows family yacht engulfed in flames

  A family has escaped unhurt after their yacht became engulfed in flame [ ... ]

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Transformer explosion lights up the New York skies
Transformer explosion lights up the New York skies

  The skies above New York City turned blue on Thursday after a transformer  [ ... ]

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Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq, his first as President
Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq, his first as President

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have made a surprise Chri [ ... ]

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Asian stocks retreat on major sell-off on Wall Street
Asian stocks retreat on major sell-off on Wall Street

  Asian stocks retreated today.   Some of them were already dealt a [ ... ]

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Swimming Santas brave freezing temperatures
Swimming Santas brave freezing temperatures

  Swimming Santas have braved freezing temperatures in Berlin's Oranke L [ ... ]

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Christmas celebrations around the world 2018
Christmas celebrations around the world 2018

  Churches all across the world held special services on Christmas and Chris [ ... ]

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Angel of the North dons a Santa hat for Christmas
Angel of the North dons a Santa hat for Christmas

  One the UK's best known statues has embraced the Christmas spirit. The Angel [ ... ]

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Drone footage shows devastated concert venue after tsunami
Drone footage shows devastated concert venue after tsunami

  Drone footage shows the devastation caused when the Indonesian tsunami h [ ... ]

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US Government Shuts Down
US Government Shuts Down

  The U.S. government has been partially shut down... for the third time t [ ... ]

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Meghan Markle's top fashion choices from this year
Meghan Markle's top fashion choices from this year

  A look back at the Duchess of Sussex's outfit choices from 2018.   [ ... ]

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Global stock markets swimming in sea of red
Global stock markets swimming in sea of red

  U.S. stocks fell sharply again on Thursday... on the threat of a partial gov [ ... ]

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1000 flights disrupted by drone at London Gatwick Airport
1000 flights disrupted by drone at London Gatwick Airport

  About 1,000 flights have been suspended at London Gatwick Airport due to rep [ ... ]

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Fed defies Trump; raises interest rates
Fed defies Trump; raises interest rates

  Our top story this morning... The U.S. Federal Reserve has defied continued [ ... ]

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Rechargeable Paper Battery
Rechargeable Paper Battery

  Local researchers have developed a new rechargeable battery... made out of a p [ ... ]

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Jose Mourinho sacked as Manchester United manager
Jose Mourinho sacked as Manchester United manager

  Manchester United has sacked manager Jose Mourinho after the club's worst st [ ... ]

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Xi Jinping says China not seeking 'world domination'
Xi Jinping says China not seeking 'world domination'

  China's president Xi Jinping has said no matter how advanced their econo [ ... ]

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Money falling from Hong Kong's sky
Money falling from Hong Kong's sky

  A Hong Kong entrepreneur makes money fall from the sky in one of the territo [ ... ]

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Ancient 4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt
Ancient 4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

  An ancient 4,400-year-old tomb belonging to a senior official in the fifth d [ ... ]

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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

  Sir Richard Branson joked he has won the commercial race to space followin [ ... ]

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102-year-old woman breaks skydiving record
102-year-old woman breaks skydiving record

  Irene O’Shea. aged 102, is the world record holder for the oldest female sky [ ... ]

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Adorable rare Scottish wildcat kitten is born
Adorable rare Scottish wildcat kitten is born

  Britain’s rarest mammal, a female Scottish wildcat kitten, has been born a [ ... ]

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Electronic medicine that dissolves inside body: e-medicine
Electronic medicine that dissolves inside body: e-medicine

Local researchers, together with a team from the U.S., have developed a biodegradabl [ ... ]

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Meghan makes surprise appearance at The Fashion Awards 2018
Meghan makes surprise appearance at The Fashion Awards 2018

  The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at The Fashion Awards to  [ ... ]

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China bans import & sale of almost all iPhones
China bans import & sale of almost all iPhones

  A Chinese court has banned the sale and import of most Apple iPhones amid a pa [ ... ]

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South Korea launches 5G; first in the world
South Korea launches 5G; first in the world

  Just about a week ago, South Korea's three major mobile carriers launche [ ... ]

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France boosts security for new 'yellow vest' protests despite fuel tax reversal
France boosts security for new 'yellow vest' protests despite fuel tax reversal

  The political crisis engulfing French President Emmanuel Macron is showi [ ... ]

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Tiny polar bear cub acts cute
Tiny polar bear cub acts cute

  Berlin Zoo released this adorable footage of a new-born polar bear cub snu [ ... ]

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Teenagers killed in nightclub stampede
Teenagers killed in nightclub stampede

  A stampede in an Italian nightclub killed six people in the early hours of Sat [ ... ]

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China demands release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou
China demands release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

  China is demanding the release of Huawei's chief financial officer who has been  [ ... ]

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Match-pointer! Ball-dogs let loose on tennis court
Match-pointer! Ball-dogs let loose on tennis court

  For the first time in UK tennis history, ball-dogs are stepping onto the c [ ... ]

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Google launches public self-driving taxi in Arizona
Google launches public self-driving taxi in Arizona

  Google's self-driving car business, Waymo, has launched its robotaxi service i [ ... ]

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Mobile bank Monzo raises £18 mil in three hours
Mobile bank Monzo raises £18 mil in three hours

  Mobile-only bank Monzo has hit its crowdfunding target after raising £18 mill [ ... ]

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Brazilian women's prison hosts annual beauty pageant
Brazilian women's prison hosts annual beauty pageant

  Female inmates in a Rio de Janeiro women's prison host their annual beauty [ ... ]

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