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Britain to increase Brexit 'divorce bill' offer to Brussels, Chancellor Philip Hammond signals

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Britain is poised to increase its Brexit “divorce bill” offer to Brussels, Philip Hammond has signalled, ahead of a fresh Cabinet clash on the issue. Senior ministers are set to meet on Monday to decide a response to the EU’s December…

Police investigating corruption arrive at home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Police have arrived at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence as part of an investigation into corruption allegations. Detectives have previously questioned him over claims he received gifts from Hollywood and…

Chancellor Philip Hammond rejects NHS Chief's plea for emergency £4bn injection

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The Chancellor has rejected the NHS chief's plea for an emergency £4bn injection in this week's Budget, accusing him of exaggerated claims of a crisis. Instead, Philip Hammond blamed Simon Stevens for problems in the health service, saying…

Autumn Budget: Driverless cars to be tested on roads as early as next year as Philip Hammond vows 'high-tech Britain'

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Now Mr Hammond will pledge to make that change, arguing the driverless car industry could be worth a staggering £28bnto the UK economy by 2035, supporting 27,000 jobs. “This will remove the last remaining barrier to advanced, on-road…

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Jose Mourinho explains why Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford don't start together for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has revealed that the reason he rarely starts both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in the same team for Manchester United is because they are too similar. That win kept United in second place, still eight points behind…

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David Moyes accuses West Ham stars of letting the side down

David Moyes claimed some "big players with big reputations" are letting West Ham down after the 2-0 loss at Watford. Goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison condemned the Hammers to defeat in Moyes' first game in charge to illustrate the…

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Watford duo Will Hughes and Richarlison hand David Moyes nightmare start to life as West Ham manager

David Moyes endured a nightmare first game as West Ham manager as goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison burst any faint bubbles of optimism. Moyes' appointment just under a fortnight ago went down like his Sunderland team last season with…

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Tommy Fleetwood clinches Race to Dubai title after Justin Rose collapse

Spain's Jon Rahm won the DP World Tour Championship as Justin Rose's dramatic late collapse saw Tommy Fleetwood crowned European No 1. Rose looked set for a remarkable third win in succession to seal a second Race to Dubai title when he…

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Turkey bans all LGBT events in capital to 'protect public security'

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The restrictions came into effect on Saturday and will last for an "indefinite" period, applying to all LGBTI film screenings, theatres, panels and exhibitions. The governor's office claimed such events may cause animosity between…

Morrissey comments on Hollywood sexual abuse scandal, says some victims are 'just disappointed'

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Morrissey has invited fresh criticism over comments he made about Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. The former Smiths frontman spoke about the ongoing sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood, reportedly calling claims against Spacey …

British publicist who arranged Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Russian lawyer breaks silence on collusion claims

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'I should have listened to that little voice in my head... I remember specifically saying, you know, we probably shouldn't get involved in this'. Chris Baynes; 6 hours ago. Click to follow. The Independent US. Rob Goldstone said he was a …

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Ashes 2017: Darren Lehmann preparing Australia to face Ben Stokes despite his England absence

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Australia coach Darren Lehmann has revealed he is planning for Ben Stokes to take part in the Ashes after it emerged the England all-rounder could be cleared by police this week over his involvement in a late-night brawl at the end of the…

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Brexit threatens to 'undermine the peace process' if Northern Ireland hard border installed, John McDonnell warns

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Bringing back a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit would "be a nightmare" that could undermine the peace process, John McDonnell has warned. When asked what would happen to the border once Britain leaves the…

Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez shone as Arsenal clicked, but it's a combination that will not be here next season

In the hour or so before Arsenal's emphatically assertive win over Tottenham Hotspur, those who know Arsene Wenger say there was an ever-so-slight trepidation to his demeanour, because he knew there was a risk to their approach. The long…

Aled Jones 'taken off air by BBC' over sexual harassment claim

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Aled Jones has reportedly been taken off BBC broadcasts following an allegation about "inappropriate contact" by a female colleague. The Sun on Sunday reported a "well-placed source" who claimed: "There is an allegation that inappropriate…

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Incredibles 2: Teaser trailer shows baby Jack-Jack and father Bob Parr (Mr Incredible)

We've waited 13 years, and finally our patience has been rewarded: the teaser trailer for The Incredibles 2 has been released. It barely reveals anything with regards to plot, but it does show baby Jack-Jack, who was believed to have no…

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Robert Mugabe's rule nearing an end as party poised to dismiss him as President of Zimbabwe

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Robert Mugabe’s reign as one of Africa’s longest-serving heads of state appears to be nearing an end, with a massive crowd laying siege to his home in Zimbabwe’s capital and strong indications that his party is poised to dismiss him. The…

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Jayda Fransen: Deputy leader of far-right group Britain First arrested over speech in Belfast

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The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has been arrested in London over a speech made at a rally in Belfast this summer. Jayda Fransen, 31, from Penge in south-east London, was arrested in Bromley by Police Service of Northern…

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If the Budget fails to make the NHS a priority, the Conservatives will deserve to be punished

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Health services are the most important issue for the Chancellor to address in next week's Budget Getty There was a fuss in January this year when the Red Cross described the underfunding of the National Health Service as a “humanitarian…

Saturday, Nov 18

Chancellor told to find billions more to rescue 'top priority' NHS in Budget

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Two-thirds of the British public say the Chancellor must make the NHS his top priority in this week's budget, as 90 MPs write to Theresa May to demand action over social care policy. The Independent's exclusive poll, carried out by BMG…

Malcolm Young dead: AC/DC co-founder dies aged 64

Born 6 January 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland before emigrating with his family to Australia in 1963, Young was best know for being the driving force behind the band he co-founded with his younger brother Angus. He wrote the band's material and…

Tens of thousands take to the streets to call for Robert Mugabe's resignation as 'day of rage' turns into celebration

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There had been calls for a "Day of Rage", but the overwhelming mood of the tens of thousands who poured into the streets of Harare today was one of celebration at what they are convinced is deliverance at last from the rule of Robert…

Budget 2017: Philip Hammond set to announce badly needed boost to council housebuilding

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Housebuilding by local authorities was reduced under restrictions brought in by Margaret Thatcher and retained by the Labour government Getty Philip Hammond is expected to bow to pressure by giving some councils more “headroom” to borrow…

Friday, Nov 17

Zimbabwe military allows Robert Mugabe to lead graduation as it works to replace him, insisting 'this is not a coup'

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Robert Mugabe presides over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University yesterday, his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest AP Regional branches of the ruling party have begun to pass motions…

Anti-LGBT lawmaker resigns after being 'caught having sex with man in his office'

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wes-goodman-750.jpg Mr Goodman's Twitter biography describes him as 'Christian. American. Conservative. Republican. Husband to @Beth1027' Ohio House of Representatives. he An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti…

Britain to transfer outstanding £400m debt to Iran in coming days, Iranian ambassador says

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Britain is to pay Iran more than £400m, the country's ambassador to the UK has claimed. Hamid Baeidinejad said the amount was an “outstanding debt” but was not linked to the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – the dual British-Iranian…

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe seeks to cling on to power by declaring himself only 'legitimate' leader

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“Grace Mugabe belongs in prison: her only contribution to Zimbabwe has been to be the centre of scandals. She must face a court for what she has done. We have waited very long for justice and the time for that has come now," declared…

Thursday, Nov 16

Brexit has caused Europeans to doubt what sort of country Britain is, David Davis admits

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Britain's vote to leave the EU has left many Europeans with “doubts about what kind of country we are” following last year's vote to leave the bloc, the Brexit Secretary has admitted. Speaking to an audience in Berlin David Davis insisted…

Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers have been 'tremendously damaged' by the digital age

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Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers are struggling because digital advertising “has been has been tremendously damaging to print”. Speaking at News Corp's AGM on Wednesday, the 86-year-old media tycoon said he did “not really” have any…

Donald Trump suffers his own awkward water bottle moment - after years of mocking 'choke artist' Marco Rubio

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President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment, having mocked his former Republican rival Marco Rubio for his need to take a drink during speeches. Mr Trump, fresh from his marathon trip to Asia, paused during his address to the…

Zimbabwe: Military calculates next move after Mugabe loses iron grip on country after 37 years

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Zimbabwe is on a knife edge as negotiations continue between military commanders to find a new leader after the army put President Robert Mugabe and his family under house arrest in what could be a dramatic end to the veteran ruler’s reign…

Wednesday, Nov 15

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe under house arrest after military seize Harare but deny coup - as it happened

Zimbabwe's military says it has seized power to target "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe, who it said is "safe and sound" in custody. The army said it was securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets, after a…

British spy behind explosive Trump-Russia dossier says up to 90% is likely true

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Mr Steele told friends that the majority of his dossier is accurate PA wire The former British intelligence officer who compiled the infamous dossier that included allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russian…

Theresa May knows Brexit will cause damage, says top Merkel ally

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Manfred Weber said he was one of the 'more sceptical' people about the Brexit process REUTERS A key Angela Merkel ally in the European Parliament held meetings with Theresa May and David Davis and said he is “more optimistic” about the…

Tehama County school shooting: At least five people killed as shooter opens fire at elementary school

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“This incident, as tragic and bad as it is, could have been so much worse,” Mr Johnston told reporters. He added that the actions of staff “saved countless lives and children”, although he said “one or two students” were injured when the .…