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Sturgeon predicts win in second referendum
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:05:04 +0200
Nicola Sturgeon predicted last night that Scots will vote “yes” if there is another referendum on independence. During a televised...
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Sylvester the runaway lion bolts again - and there’s no going back
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
Sylvester the lion is on the loose again less than a year after he escaped from Karoo national park and...
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Russian strikes killed 1,000 in three months
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
Russia’s air campaign in Syria killed more than 1,000 civilians in its first three months, according to a report. Airwars,...
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Brazil on the edge as Rousseff’s allies turn against her
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
The Brazilian government was teetering on the brink of collapse yesterday as Dilma Rousseff’s most powerful coalition ally debated whether...
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Fear a fact of life for Pakistan Christians
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
The Christian community in Lahore spent a second day burying its dead yesterday as the scale of the attack on...
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Capitol Hill gunman ‘was on God’s mission’ over minimum wage
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
The man who brandished a gun inside the Capitol building in Washington this week was a pastor claiming that God...
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Rapper jailed in Angola over book club plot against president
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
A rapper has been jailed in Angola with 17 other activists for plotting a rebellion against the president at their book...
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Chinese censors allow trailer for film of gay love story
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
A film about gay lovers appears to have been approved by China’s normally strict censors. More than two years after Seek...
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Hollande struggles for unity against Isis
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
President Hollande is facing a humiliating defeat over plans to strip homegrown terrorists of their French citizenship amid political backbiting...
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‘I hardly recognised my tortured son’
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
A Cambridge student murdered in Egypt was so badly tortured his mother recognised only the tip of his nose. Giulio Regeni...
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In Nevada, $8m could buy you an entire town (residents not included)
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
The buyer of an $8 million property 70 miles south of Las Vegas won’t just be the talk of the...
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Trump campaign chief charged with assault
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
Donald Trump’s campaign manager was arrested in Florida yesterday after accusations that he assaulted a reporter covering one of the...
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5,000 suspects hauled in as bombers taunt Lahore
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
More than 5,000 people have been interrogated in a security operation in Pakistan to catch those behind the suicide bombing...
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Anorexic python squeezes insurer for £200 as claims soar
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
Pet insurers paid out £657 million for claims last year, including £200 for a python suffering from anorexia. The number...
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If you miaow like that, pet, you must be a Geordie cat
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
In Korea it is a well established fact that cats make a noise that sounds like yaong. Japanese cats say...
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Sewage curbs to clean the sea for swimmers
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
Water companies will be forced to cut the number of times they discharge raw sewage into the sea under government...
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Villagers between rock and hard place as crash threatens landmark
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
The Soulbury Stone has survived at least one Ice Age, a trampling from Oliver Cromwell’s boots and, according to legend,...
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US handgun shaped like a smartphone raises security concerns
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
Concerns have been raised over a new handgun designed to look like a mobile phone and intended to pass unnoticed...
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Don’t give Iran the royal seal of approval
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
Encouraged by the Foreign Office, the Prince of Wales is said to be considering an autumn trip to Iran. He...
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Beat budget airlines at their own sneaky game
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
Fellow passengers on low-cost airlines: a useful tip. It is some years since, hot off a flight from Girona, I...
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Are you sure you want the facts about Europe?
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
‘Can’t they just tell us the facts? They can’t expect us to make up our minds if they don’t do...
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Replica arch heads for Palmyra after Trafalgar Square
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
A replica of Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Arch of Triumph will be sent to Syria after being displayed in Trafalgar Square next month....
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A language policeman’s lot is not a happy one
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
A few years ago, when I was temporarily Queen of the World (of Punctuation), I received an email, out of the...
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Balmoral to rent out holiday home by royal approval
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
It is a Highland hideaway that has been off-limits to all but favourites of the crown for almost 160 years....
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The Times Diary (TMS): Corbyn rebels take to drink
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:01:00 +0200
Jeremy Corbyn welcomed Labour’s London mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan, to his Islington constituency over Easter. After canvassing, thirsty volunteers went...
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