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Your morning briefing for 13 December 2017.

Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset

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Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.

Baby born with heart outside body 'doing well'

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A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who has no breastbone, was delivered three weeks ago by Caesarean section. She has had three operations to…

'Football is about dreams' - Dyche after Burnley move into top four

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Burnley go fourth in the Premier League as Ashley Barnes' late winner gives them victory over determined Stoke at Turf Moor.

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Root urges England players to 'stand up' in crucial third Ashes Test

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England captain Joe Root says it is time for his team to "stand up" in the crucial third Ashes Test in Perth.


Moore's skittish escape on horseback

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Roy Moore's skittish escape happened after he appeared at an Alabama polling site to cast his vote.


Northampton sack director of rugby Mallinder

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Northampton Saints part company with director of rugby Jim Mallinder after more than 10 years with the Premiership club.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures

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The latest film in the sci-fi saga gets glowing reviews ahead of its European premiere in London.

Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore faces verdict of voters

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President Trump's populist brand faces a test as he backs a Republican accused of child abuse.

New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook

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Akayed Ullah, 27, faces a series of terror charges over Monday's bus terminal attack in New York.

Salford house fire 'targeted attack'

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A house fire in Salford which killed three children was a "targeted attack", police have said.


Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology

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A project searching for life in the cosmos will scan the first interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.

Tyson Fury free to resume boxing career after compromise reached with Ukad

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Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after reaching an agreement over a backdated two-year doping ban.


Man City did not over-celebrate win at Old Trafford - Guardiola

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola "encouraged" his side to celebrate Sunday's 2-1 win over Man Utd but denies they went over the top.


Duckett incident a 'non-event', says Anderson

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England bowler James Anderson says Ben Duckett pouring a drink over him in a Perth bar was "not malicious" and a "bit of a non-event".

UK inflation rate at near six-year high

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Inflation hits 3.1% as the squeeze on household incomes continues.


UK snow: Travellers struggle as icy conditions persist

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Wintry conditions continue to cause delays for travellers as hundreds of schools remain closed.


Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

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The disgraced athlete, who was jailed after shooting dead his girlfriend, sustained minor injuries.

Stoke fans confronted players after heavy defeat at Spurs

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Angry Stoke fans confront the players at the town's railway station as they travel home from a 5-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley.


I haven't made a decision on my future - Cook prepares for 150th Test

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Batsman Alastair Cook says he has not made any decision on his future as he prepares to become the first England player to reach 150 Test caps.

Tuesday, Dec 12

Trump UK visit expected in new year, US ambassador says

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Woody Johnson says the president will visit in 2018 despite "ruffled feathers" over recent tweets.

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit fallout

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Nearly all the possible trading relationships between Britain and the European Union following Brexit would be less favourable than staying in the European Union, according to an influential US think tank. The Rand Corporation study said…

Monday, Dec 11

UK snow: Forecasters predicting coldest night of year

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Snow and ice warnings are extended, with temperatures expected to drop as low as -15C overnight.

New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

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A Bangladeshi man is being held after a blast wounded several people at Port Authority bus terminal.

Keith Chegwin: 'True telly legend' dies aged 60

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The veteran TV presenter has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family says.

Arteta cuts head & milk thrown at Mourinho in Man Utd-Man City post-derby row

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has water and milk thrown at him and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta suffers a cut head in a post-match row.

Sunday, Dec 10

UK snow: Power and travel disruption across country

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Weather affects travel and leads to power cuts, with hundreds of schools set to stay closed on Monday.

Max Clifford dies in hospital aged 74

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Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died in hospital, aged 74, after collapsing in prison.

Tributes to Carrie Fisher at Last Jedi premiere

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Stormtroopers, an AT-AT Walker and a panoply of droids brought the Star Wars universe to downtown LA.

Snow brings disruption across UK

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Some flights at Heathrow are delayed and the airline says that it's best to check with the airline in advance. Stansted advises passengers to allow extra time when travelling to the airport due to the weather conditions - and to double…

Saturday, Dec 9

Johnson in 'frank talks' on jailed Briton Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his Iranian counterpart discuss Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during meeting.

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation

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Actor Kathryn Rossetter says she suffered an "abusive experience" during a Broadway play in 1984.

Unhappy voters 'can change Brexit deal'

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People who "dislike the arrangement" can change it at the ballot box, says the environment secretary.

Brick Wonders: Norwich Lego exhibition showcases the world


The Lego models have been created at an exhibition in Norwich.

Friday, Dec 8

UK snow: Ice could add to travel disruption as temperatures drop

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Significant snowfall is forecast for the weekend, with warnings some communities could be cut off.

Brexit: 'Breakthrough' deal paves way for future trade talks

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Divorce bill estimated at up to £39bn as Theresa May gets agreement on Irish border issue.

California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee as new blaze spreads

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Some 200,000 residents have been evacuated and a state of emergency declared for a new blaze in San Diego

Irish border: New draft Brexit plan could break deadlock

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There are "serious ideas" on the table, a source says, as talks over the Irish border go into the night.