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Poppy appeal 2017: Poignant poem launches Royal British Legion appeal

This year the Royal British Legion is aiming to raise a record £47million to help to ease hardship among the Armed Forces community. Racegoers...

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Man arrested for saying 'good morning' because online translator made a mistake

The man uploaded a picture of himself leaning against a bulldozer at the Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit, where he works, in the occupied West...

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China's Chongqing leads 10-year world tourism growth

The tourism and travel sector could represent 37.6 per cent of Macau's total gross domestic product (GDP) in 2026, amounting to around US$27.2 b...

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Catalan leader reportedly set to call snap election

Spanish media have reported that Puigdemont might appear before a Senate commission that has been tasked with reviewing Prime Minister Mariano R...

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United Kingdom economy picks up slightly, making rate hike more likely

Last month the BoE said yesterday's preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) was likely to show 0.3% growth, though it mig...

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Government to drop benefit cap plans for supported housing

Shadow housing minister John Healey said: 'Once again, Labour is winning the arguments and making the running on government policy'. Housing a...

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Fire breaks out in industrial complex, kills 23

Earlier, police told Kompas TV that 23 had been killed and 43 had been taken to hospital. Some witnesses said there were two explosions, wit...

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Taoist medium dies in wok during steaming stunt

Monday's performance was part of the Taoist "Nine Emperor Gods Festival", although his family had objected to Lim carrying it out as he had unde...

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At least 4 dead in Finland train crash

Reports state that a total of 11 people were invoved in the crash. A MASI military truck carrying the soldiers crashed with a rail vehicle at ...

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BJP smarts as President lauds Tipu

He was also a pioneer in development and use of Mysuru rockets in warfare. Karnataka Working President of the Congress Dinesh Gundu Rao said t...

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Watch 12-year-old cancer patient get jersey, picture from Cubs' Rizzo

A soft, but genuine smile crawled across Abby's face when she saw the jersey and picture. The security team at the hospital also confirmed via...

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Faf du Plessis injury might see him miss Zimbabwe 'Test'

However, the 33-year-old batsman has been withdrawn from South Africa's T20I series against Bangladesh starting on October 26 , being this the ...

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Trump Cites His Ivy League Education

I was a nice student, I did very well", said Trump "I'm a very intelligent person". I did very well. "I think the press creates a different im...

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Tillerson urges Iraq, Kurds to resolve growing conflict

Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region has offered to freeze the results of its controversial independence vote as part of a dialogue with Baghdad ....

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House passes sanctions aimed at Hezbollah

The chamber of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington. The US House of Representatives will vote next week on new sanction...

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NY to dump Metrocard; to switch to new fare payment system

This will officially mark the formal transition away from the MetroCard, which was first introduced in 1994. The move comes after years of pre...

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US, South Korea and Japan rehearse North Korea missile attack

USA officials, meanwhile, have heightened alerts and continued to participate in joint military drills with South Korea despite North Korea call...

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UP seeks stay on demolition of parking lot near Taj Mahal

The Chief Minister is also scheduled to launch Pro-Poor Tourism projects and address a public gathering at the GIC ground later in the day. He...

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Swiss couple attacked in Agra: Sushma Swaraj seeks report from UP govt

According to the report, a couple from Lausanne in Switzerland was chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of youths in the Fatehp...

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Congress asks Prime Minister Modi to apologise for demonetisation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that guidelines on misleading advertisements will be stricter to ensure protection and empowerme...

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PM Modi, Tillerson discuss ways to step up cooperation to combat terrorism

Ahead of his visit, Tillerson had last week said the U.S. was India's "reliable partner" at the world stage in this period of uncertainty and ...

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Mega Millions introducing larger starting jackpot

They're doing this to create more demand. Changes to the Mega Millions lottery could win you more money but it will cost you a dollar more. ...

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Oklahoma budget fix fails in House

He called on his colleagues to put partisanship aside. "And, most importantly, it provides sufficient revenues to meet the basic responsibilit...

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DeMarcus Cousins Regrets Being Loyal To Kings, Not Leaving In 2015

It will be a national TV affair, with the game set to be broadcast on TNT. He didn't get them in the opening game but he hasn't had to wait lo...

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'Black is beautiful' advert for toilet paper sparks outrage in Brazil

Many accused the campaign of taking over the #BlackIsBeautiful campaign, which is a movement that begun in the 1960s to praise Blackness. Th...

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Frost advisory in effect for several counties — FORECAST

Meteorologist Karen Minton said temperatures will return to the 70s by Friday. Low temperatures could fall to between 33 and 37 degrees over...

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Hinds County School District takes a stand against bullying

One middle school came together on Unity Day to help stop bullying. "If I saw someone being bullied, I'd definitely intervene as soon as I cou...

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Senators to Be Briefed on Niger Attack

Dunford's description of the incident, however, underscored how long the mid-morning attack dragged on, and that it was many hours before the wo...

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Michael Bloomberg: Brexit is stupidest thing any country has done besides Trump

According to commentators, the building, Bloomberg's new headquarters in London's famous Square Mile would be a new role model for green buildin...

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Poll Shows Majority of Americans Agree Trump 'Reckless,' 'Dishonest,' and 'Unstable'

Seventy-seven percent of Republican voters approve of Trump's performance. According to a new poll , most voters think these descriptors suit...

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