Syria: Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked security bases in the western Syrian city of Homs killing at least 32 people. State TV said the local head of military intelligence was among the dead. Some reports put the death toll at … Continue reading


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Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect 'was paid $90 for baby oil prank'

An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah, 25, on Saturday in the Malaysian … Continue reading


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Car buyers should have 'long, hard think' about diesel

The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which said the government was considering a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars. Concerns over … Continue reading


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Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee

By Isabel Coles | MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday after retaking the city’s airport from Islamic State and punching into built-up areas of the jihadists’ last major stronghold in the country. Troops advanced … Continue reading


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Skeleton World Championships: Lizzy Yarnold third going into final run

Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships Venue: Konigssee, Germany Date: 17-26 February Coverage: Live coverage on Connected TV, BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold moved into third place after the first of Saturday’s two runs … Continue reading


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SM:TV Live reunion: Cat Deeley says one-off 'great idea'

A one-off reunion of hit kids’ morning show SM:TV Live is looking more likely after presenter Cat Deeley said it would be a “great idea.” The show, which ran from 1998 to 2003, launched the presenting careers of Geordie duo … Continue reading


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Kyle Edmund loses to Milos Raonic in Delray Beach Open quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund missed out on his first win over a top-10 player when he lost to world number four Milos Raonic in the Delray Beach Open quarter-finals. The British number three started well and took the first set but the … Continue reading


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Jodie Foster and Michael J Fox lead anti-Trump protest

Jodie Foster and Michael J Fox have led an anti-Donald Trump protest two days before the Oscars in Los Angeles. The United Voices rally was staged by Hollywood’s United Talent Agency instead of its usual pre-Oscars party. Foster, a double … Continue reading


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Democrats to pick chairman to lead party against Trump, Republicans

File Photo: Seats are reserved for Democratic National Committee members during a Democratic National Committee forum in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts


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Malaysia says will issue arrest warrant for North Korean diplomat in Kim Jong Nam murder

Malaysia’s Royal Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar (C) speaks next to a screen showing North Korean Hyon Kwang Song during a news conference regarding the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at the … Continue reading


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Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on selected goods from US states … Continue reading


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First planned North Korea-U.S. contact in Trump administration canceled: WSJ

Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after President Donald Trump took office were canceled after the U.S. State Department denied a visa for the top envoy from Pyongyang, the Wall Street Journal reported on … Continue reading


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AT&T’s first buy one, get one free deal of 2017 features the iPhone 7

With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, new smartphones are about to start launching in droves. LG, Motorola, HTC and even Nokia are all expected to bring unreleased handsets to the show in Spain this weekend, but if you don’t … Continue reading


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David Miliband 'deeply concerned' for Labour's future

David Miliband says he believes the Labour Party is at its weakest point in half a century. The ex-foreign secretary spoke after a Conservatives’ win in the Copeland by-election – the first such gain by a sitting government in 35 … Continue reading


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HMRC rejects tax avoidance criticism

HMRC has rejected criticism by Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the Treasury select committee, over its response to the exploitation of tax breaks for the film industry. The MP has written to Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, to express a “number of … Continue reading


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