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Labour sees off Ukip threat to win Stoke-on-Trent Central byelection

Gareth Snell defeats Ukip leader Paul Nuttall in contest that was triggered by resignation of Tristram Hunt Labour has seen off Ukips leader, Paul Nuttall, in the battle for Stoke-on-Trent Central, with a victory that will bring relief to party chiefs about the threat posed by the anti-EU party in the Brexit heartlands. Gareth Snell […]

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Tories overturn Labour majority to win Copeland byelection

Pressure on Jeremy Corbyns leadership increases after Trudy Harrison secures Cumbria constituency that Labour had dominated since 1924 Jeremy Corbyn is under further pressure after a humiliating byelection defeat at the hands of the Conservative party in Copeland, a heartland seat dominated by Labour since 1924. Gillian Troughton, the Labour candidate, was defeated by the […]

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Africa’s ‘resilient cities’ plan for the future

(CNN)The effects of climate change may not be apparent in some parts of the world just yet.

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How Trump can bridge the racial divide

(CNN)On Tuesday, President Donald Trump honored Black History Month by visiting the newly-minted National Museum of African American History and Culture. Amid the fanfare and praise that Trump’s visit was “a step in the right direction,” one question still remains: Is he serious about fixing the racial divide in this country? With a rise in […]

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Indiana teen filmed suspect before double homicide, police say

(CNN)One of two Indiana teens found dead on a hiking trail last week had taken cell phone video of a man that police believe is a suspect in their double homicide, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Liberty “Libby” German, 14, and Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13, were reported missing February 13 after they went on a […]

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Officer, chief charged in shooting death at citizen’s police academy

(CNN)The police chief of a Florida Gulf Coast town and one of his officers have been charged in connection with the accidental fatal shooting of a woman last year at a citizen’s police academy. In August, Punta Gorda police Officer Lee Coel fired the fatal shot during a drill involving civilians at the police academy […]

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State Department defends press access

Washington (CNN)The State Department defended its record on openness to the press Wednesday, announcing that it would restart daily press briefings and possibly give reporters outside of Washington access to the news conferences via remote video capabilities. The agency issued a statement after a CNN story Tuesday reporting that the department’s daily televised briefing hadn’t […]

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Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

Scientists say even just 2.5 daily portions can lower chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists. The findings of the study led […]

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George Clooney: Trump is a ‘Hollywood elitist’, Bannon is a ‘failed director’

Clooney criticized the president, who still collects a substantial sum from prior film and TV roles, as part of the elite he regularly rails against According to George Clooney, Donald Trump is part of with Canal+, the actor claimed that Trump benefits from his membership of the $110,228 from the union, but its not clear […]

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North Korea demands ‘sinister’ Malaysia stop investigating Kim Jong-nam death

State news agency insists leaders half-brother died of heart attack not poisoning, and blames South Korea for conspiratorial racket North Korea has lashed out at Malaysia over the said Pyongyang agents assassinated Kim Jong-uns half-brother. In the first attack on February 13, the government accused Malaysia of breaking international law by conducting autopsies on a […]

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