Suicide bombing at wedding in Kabul kills at least 63

Suicide bombing at wedding in Kabul kills at least 63

The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in Afghanistan's capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said. Another 182 civilians were wounded in the Saturday night explosion, ...
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Brexit briefing: 307 days until the end of the transition period

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The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we take a look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
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Parents of four-year-old girl with eye cancer tell her story ahead of Rare Disease Day

Parents of four-year-old girl with eye cancer tell her story ahead of Rare Disease Day

The parents of a four-year-old girl who had her eye removed after she was diagnosed with a rare cancer have told of their heartbreak at having to ban her from kissing her newborn brother - because of the risk of infection. Stef and Chris Nash, fr...
Cast and crew explain why no men feature in Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Cast and crew explain why no men feature in Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

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Two dogs become more famous than their DJ owner

Two dogs become more famous than their DJ owner

A successful DJ who toured the US with electro pop star Charli XCX fears that with their 32,100 Instagram followers, personal showbiz agents and advertising contracts, her pet pooches have eclipsed her fame. A few months ago, Laura Bettinson, 32,...
Arteta 'hurt' by Arsenal's Europa League exit

Arteta 'hurt' by Arsenal's Europa League exit

Manager Mikel Arteta has revealed his hurt after Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Olympiacos. Youssef El Arabi's goal in the dying minutes of extra time ensured it was the Greek outfit who advanced to the last 16 on away g...
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England captain Houghton helps launch The FA's 'Pledge of Positivity'

England captain Houghton helps launch The FA's 'Pledge of Positivity'

The Football Association has launched the 'Pledge of Positivity' which asks parents and spectators involved in under-18s grassroots football to commit to creating a more positive environment at matches across the country. A recent survey conducte...
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England captain Kane helps launch The FA's 'Pledge of Positivity'

England captain Kane helps launch The FA's 'Pledge of Positivity'

The Football Association has today launched the 'Pledge of Positivity' which asks parents and spectators involved in under-18s grassroots football to commit to creating a more positive environment at matches across the country. A recent survey co...
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Hermit crab who keeps breaking his shell on hunt for new home

Hermit crab who keeps breaking his shell on hunt for new home

Hulk the hermit crab repeatedly outgrows or breaks his shell, so the National Marine Aquarium is teaming up with Plymouth College of Art in a bid to find the hefty hermit a forever home. Product design and innovation, and 3D design crafts student...
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Solskjaer praises new signings after easing into Europa League final 16

Solskjaer praises new signings after easing into Europa League final 16

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised January signings Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo after Manchester United eased through to the last 16 of the Europa League. United dismissed Belgian opponents Club Brugge 5-0 at Old Trafford to win 6-1 on aggregate.
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Labour leadership hopefuls clash over party's anti-Semitism crisis

Labour leadership hopefuls clash over party's anti-Semitism crisis

The Labour leadership candidates have clashed over responsibility for the party's anti-Semitism crisis. Lisa Nandy, who quit Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet in 2016, said she spoke out on the issue but questioned her leadership rivals' response to...
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First Covid-19 case identified in Northern Ireland

First Covid-19 case identified in Northern Ireland

The first case of Covid-19 has been identified in Northern Ireland. The adult patient had returned from northern Italy, travelling from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride said. The individual followed adv...
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Great-grandmother to celebrate her 25th birthday on Leap Day

Great-grandmother to celebrate her 25th birthday on Leap Day

A great-grandmother is celebrating her 25th actual birthday on Leap Day this weekend. Doris Cleife will turn 100 on Saturday February 29, but this year will only be her 25th opportunity to celebrate on her day of birth. Mrs Cleife, who was a hai...
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Quarantined Briton on life inside Tenerife hotel

Quarantined Briton on life inside Tenerife hotel

A British tourist quarantined in Tenerife because of the new coronavirus said on Thursday she had no idea how long she and other holidaymakers would be confined to their hotel. Liz Davies is one of the 160 British holidaymakers who were under loc...
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Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty gives coronavirus response update

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty gives coronavirus response update

The UK's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty summarises the key points in the country's response to the coronavirus issue and how the problem should be dealt with. Mr Whitty outlines the tactics his office will be using to improve understanding o...
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Rare Asian elephant has been born at Chester Zoo

Rare Asian elephant has been born at Chester Zoo

The healthy female calf arrived to 15-year-old mum Sundara Hi Way following a 22-month gestation, with the birth caught on the zoo's CCTV cameras. Elephant experts at the zoo - who monitored the birth remotely - say both mum and calf are doing "e...
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World Health Organisation: Coronavirus has pandemic potential

World Health Organisation: Coronavirus has pandemic potential

The World Health Organisation's director-general says that Covid-19 has the potential to become a pandemic and has called on countries to get prepared for inevitable infections. With Brazil on Wednesday confirming Latin America's first case, the ...
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Five great performance estates for under GBP80,000

Five great performance estates for under GBP80,000

Looking for a car that can swallow everything you need for a weekend but also get your heart beating faster upon pushing the throttle? Here are five of the best new performance estates for under GBP80,000.
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Storm Jorge to bring 70mph winds and heavy rain to UK

Storm Jorge to bring 70mph winds and heavy rain to UK

Flood-hit communities will face further heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Jorge makes its way across the UK over the weekend. Parts of Wales and northern England could see between 60 to 80mm of rain on Friday as the storm hits the UK, the Met ...
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McDonnell and Khan react to Heathrow court decision

McDonnell and Khan react to Heathrow court decision

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Mayor of London call for the Government to abandon its plans for Heathrow Airport's third runway. In a summary of the ruling, Lord Justice Lindblom told a packed court: "The Paris Agreement ought to have been ...
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Carabao Cup final: Aston Villa v Man City in numbers

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Aston Villa take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, as the two clubs battle it out at Wembley for the first silverware of the domestic season.
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Boris Johnson - NHS prepared to deal with coronavirus

Boris Johnson - NHS prepared to deal with coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson responds to a question about the UK's preparedness for the coronavirus following reports of two new cases in the country. Johnson says that NHS is an excellent organisation which is ready to deal with an problem that ...
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Snow covers countryside in north of England

Snow covers countryside in north of England

Snow covers the hills in Allenheads, Northumberland. As snow blankets northern parts of the country, residents evacuated from properties in Ironbridge due to flooding are facing further misery, as wet weather is expected to cause disruption on Thu...
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PM hails help for flood victims but won't confirm if he plans to visit them

PM hails help for flood victims but won't confirm if he plans to visit them

Boris Johnson has declined to say whether he will visit areas where people have been forced out of their homes by recent floods - while he toured the headquarters of a charity for the homeless. Speaking at The Connection at St Martin's in central...
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Gove: We will not trade away our sovereignty in Brexit negotiations

Gove: We will not trade away our sovereignty in Brexit negotiations

Giving a statement on UK trade negotiations with the EU, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said it is the Government's aim "to secure a comprehensive free trade agreement" as well as agreements on fisheries, internal security and aviation. Mr ...
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