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U.S. military says difficult to avoid Mosul casualties, probes blast

By Idrees Ali | WASHINGTON A senior U.S. general said on Wednesday it will be difficult to maintain “extraordinarily high standards” to avoid civilian casualties in Mosul, even as the U.S. military begins a formal investigation into an explosion in … Continue reading

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Roses and silence on Westminster Bridge one week on

Yellow roses and banners saying “Islam says no to terror” and “please don’t kill innocent people” were in the hands of schoolchildren aged nine and 10. They were leading a procession on a packed Westminster Bridge to mark a week … Continue reading

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Mum of drowned boy Kian Dale 'stupid' to leave him alone in bath

The mother of a 13-month-old boy who drowned in a bath has told jurors she was “stupid” to leave him unsupervised for 15 minutes. Lisa Passey, 28, and her former partner Wayne Dale, 45, left Kian and another two-year-old child … Continue reading

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Katie Hopkins cannot appeal Jack Monroe libel tweet case

Columnist Katie Hopkins has been told she cannot appeal against a libel action which landed her with a six-figure bill. The pundit and radio host was ordered to pay £24,000 in damages to food blogger Jack Monroe earlier this month. … Continue reading

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Carl Gregory death: Man guilty of social media row murder

A man who choked a video game fan to death during a fight over a social media post has been found guilty of murder. John Dickson, 27, confronted 20-year-old Carl Gregory in a shopping centre car park in Broadstairs, Kent. … Continue reading

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Vauxhall drops FA home nations football sponsorship deals

UK car maker Vauxhall is to end its multi-million pound sponsorship of the home nations football teams after the 2018 World Cup. Vauxhall has been the lead sponsor of the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland teams since 2011. But … Continue reading

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Ex-Christie associate gets two years in prison in 'Bridgegate' scandal

By Joseph Ax | NEWARK, N.J. A former associate of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Wednesday was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the “Bridgegate” lane closure scandal that played a part in torpedoing the … Continue reading

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George Michael: Private funeral for singer

George Michael’s funeral has taken place, three months after his sudden death at the age of 53. His family said a “small, private ceremony” on Wednesday was attended by “family and close friends”. In the statement, they thanked his fans … Continue reading

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Jo Pavey: British athlete thrilled to receive 'bittersweet' 2007 bonze

Britain’s Jo Pavey says it is a bittersweet feeling to receive her 2007 World Championships 10,000m bronze medal after Turkey’s Elvan Abeylegesse had her result chalked off. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF said the silver medallist had been found guilty … Continue reading

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'No turning back' on Brexit as Article 50 triggered

Britain’s departure from the EU is “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”, Theresa May has said. She was speaking after Britain’s EU ambassador formally triggered the two year exit process by handing a letter to … Continue reading

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