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MSPs to back call for Scottish independence vote – BBC News

Follow the debate on Holyrood Live Ms Sturgeon wants the backing of the Scottish Parliament in pursuing a “Section 30” order from the UK government. The power to call a referendum is reserved to Westminster, and this order would transfer the authority to hold a vote to Holyrood. The debate on the motion started a […]

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Devon farmer challenges Tesco over promotional picture – BBC News

Image caption Martin Godfrey received an apology from Tesco, which was using the image to promote a campaign aimed at tackling food waste Mr Godfrey, from Okehampton, Devon, said the picture was originally taken when he was working for Shillingford Organics near Exeter, but was later sold on as a stock image. Related Topics Tesco […]

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Tensions flare as Greece tells Turkey it is ready to answer any provocation

War of words between neighbours prompts defence experts to express fears of accident in region spiralling out of control Fears of tensions mounting in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean Seas reignited after the Turkish president raised the prospect of a referendum on accession talks with the EU and the Greek defence minister said the country […]

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Man accused of killing black man in ‘practice run’ charged with terrorism

James Jackson who is accused of attacking Timothy Caughman from behind with a sword in New York said he intended to deter interracial relationships A white suspectaccused of the fatal stabbing of a black man on a Manhattan street has been indicted on a charge of murder as an act of terrorism. James Harris Jackson, […]

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Samsung to sell ‘refurbished’ Galaxy Note 7 phones

Company trying to manage stockpile of four million handsets that were recalled after battery explosions Samsung has announced it will refurbish and sell some of the millions of batteries could overheat and burst into flames. Authorities in the US and elsewhere

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No Lights, no Lorde: impersonator dupes Auckland partygoers

Convincing impersonator found to be behind surprise live performance by super ultra special guest at lights-off New Zealand dance party New Zealand has been sent in a tailspin after a surprise performance by Lorde at an Auckland public library was found to have been by a convincing impersonator. The pop star was widely reported by […]

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‘Fake research’ comes under scrutiny – BBC News

Stephen Metcalfe, the committee’s chairman, said it was vitally important that people have confidence in research that is paid for by public funds. “Where research has been found to be fraudulent at a later point it has a big impact on the public – it leads to mistrust,” he told BBC News. “What we want […]

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Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he is ‘bad for America’

Veteran newsman criticised Fox News host during interview about fake news and the polarisation of the US Veteran newsman Ted Koppel has told Fox News commentator Sean Hannity that he is bad for America @CBSNews release the Unedited 45 minute interview so people can see the BS games you play in the edit room. I […]

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New Zealand anger as pristine lakes tapped for bottled water market

Residents and greens groups demand action to stop plan to plunder natural resources by companies that pay next to nothing to remove water A plan to extract millions of litres of water out of a Unesco world heritage site, send it by pipe to the coast and ship it to foreign markets for bottling has […]

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Looking back, and angry: what drives Pauline Hanson’s voters | David Marr

In an extract from his new Quarterly Essay, David Marr finds that One Nation voters are richer, more urban and more liberal than you might expect. But they are profoundly nostalgic, display an unusual gloom and share a vehemently anti-government streak Australia came late to the game. Since 1948, Americans have been polled after each […]

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