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British Santa Safari tour worker killed in Lapland

A British woman working for a Santa Safari tour company has been stabbed to death in Lapland. The 26-year-old, understood to be from Scotland, was found dead in the village of Kuttanen in Finland on Saturday. Lapland Police said her … Continue reading

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Stray goat goes wild at Carrickfergus shop

A goat has head-butted a pensioner and jumped on cars after being refused entry to a County Antrim shop. Staff and customers ran for cover when the unusual visitor appeared at the doors of the Eurospar store in Carrickfergus on … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Are official GDP forecasts too gloomy?

Following the Office for Budget Responsibility’s economic forecasts, which accompanied the Autumn Statement, Iain Duncan Smith accused the official forecaster of “utter doom and gloom”. Is that fair? There were particular challenges in making these forecasts, which we have discussed … Continue reading

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Bana Alabed, seven-year-old tweeting from Aleppo, goes quiet

A seven-year-old girl whose tweets from besieged eastern Aleppo drew worldwide attention has disappeared from the social network amid an army offensive. Tweeting in English with the help of her mother, a teacher, Bana Alabed painted a picture of life … Continue reading

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Storm Desmond: Hundreds unable to return home one year on

More than 700 families have yet to return home one year after Storm Desmond hit parts of Cumbria. Thousands of homes and businesses were flooded when record rainfall struck, causing landslides, river bank erosion and sheep deaths. Cumbria County Council … Continue reading

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Dakota Access pipeline: Companies attack ruling

Two firms behind a controversial oil pipeline in the US have accused the White House of political interference for failing to approve its completion. The US Army said it would not authorise the final section of the Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

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Gullah Geechee

Descendants of West African slaves in South Carolina are fighting to prevent their land from being confiscated and auctioned. Can they save a traditional way of life that has survived for the one and half centuries since emancipation? The first … Continue reading

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Home improvement

A year ago, a project to regenerate four run-down Liverpool streets won the Turner Prize – normally the preserve of the art elite. As well as shaking up the art establishment, the victory brought the winning area impetus, pride, attention … Continue reading

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Pakistan hotel fire kills at least 11 people

A fire at a hotel in the Pakistani city of Karachi has killed at least 11 people and injured more than 70. The blaze at the Regent’s Plaza hotel started in the kitchen and swept through the building. Some guests … Continue reading

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Pizzagate: Gunman fires in restaurant at centre of conspiracy

A man has been arrested after firing a rifle inside a pizza restaurant in Washington that was the target of a bizarre fake US election story. No-one was injured in the incident at Comet Ping Pong, police said. A 28-year-old … Continue reading

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