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Pistorius injured in prison fight over phone

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Oscar Pistorius has been injured after getting involved in a prison fight.

Trump 'misinterpreted' during Britain First row

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A diplomatic row over Donald Trump's Britain First retweets is threatening to break out again after a top US diplomat claimed the President was "misinterpreted".

NY suspect: 'Trump, you failed to protect US'

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Prosecutors have revealed the New York subway bomb suspect wrote on Facebook: "Trump, you failed to protect your nation."

MS-13: The violent gang targeting rich US suburbia

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Long Island is home to some of the most expensive real estate in America. It is also a stronghold for one of the world's most dangerous gangs.

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Ryanair pilots to strike ahead of Christmas

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Around half of Ryanair pilots based in Ireland are due to strike days before Christmas in a long-running dispute over workers' rights.

New Zealand bans vaginal mesh over safety fears

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New Zealand has banned the use of vaginal mesh for the repair of prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

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British banker appeals life term for gruesome killings

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A British banker jailed for life for the gruesome murders of two women has appeared in court to appeal against his conviction.

Energy prices surge just as cold snap bites

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Oil and gas prices have surged after an explosion in Austria and disruption to supplies from the North Sea hit the energy market just as a cold snap drives up demand.

Just 10 rivers carry 90% of ocean plastic

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Just 10 rivers are carrying 90% of the plastic entering the oceans, a study has found.

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Netflix accused of spying after 'creepy' tweet

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Video-streaming service Netflix has been accused of spying on its users after tweeting a "creepy" joke regarding their viewing habits.

No deal: Lloyds rejects Edmonds' £10m proposal

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Noel Edmonds proposed settling a legal claim against Lloyds Banking Group for a small fraction of the £300m he originally sought in relation to a fraud involving Britain's biggest high street lender.

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Human rubbish killing more than 1,000 turtles a year

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More than 1,000 marine turtles die every year after becoming entangled in rubbish in the oceans and on beaches, according to a global survey.

SpaceX delays fully recycled rocket launch

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The launch of SpaceX's first completely recycled spacecraft has been delayed until Wednesday.

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Earthquake hits southeast Iran

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has hit Kerman Province in southeast Iran, state media has reported.

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Cigar-shaped object 'could be alien artefact'

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Astronomers are to scan a huge cigar-shaped interstellar object for signs of alien life, amid claims it could be some kind of artefact.

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'Amateur-level' weapon used in NY bombing

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An "amateur-level" bomb was used in Monday's attack in New York, governor Andrew Cuomo has said.

'We're so glad we donated our daughter's organs'

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Would you allow your child's organs to be donated after their death, even when the grief remains raw? Sophy Layzell did.

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Joke about PM voted best Christmas cracker gag

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It may not have secured a Commons majority, but Theresa May's favourite election slogan has inspired the winner of a contest to write the best modern Christmas Cracker gag.

Govt scrambles to avoid defeat on Brexit bill

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The Government is scrambling to avoid a defeat on key Brexit legislation just hours before the Prime Minister travels to an EU summit on Thursday.

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France to ban mobile phones from schools

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Mobile phones will be banned from schools in France from next September, the country's education minister has announced.

Monday, Dec 11

New York bombing 'inspired by Islamic State'

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A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his chest caused chaos in New York after the device went off in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square.

Serial killer: I had more than seven victims

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A convicted serial killer who chained up a woman in a storage container after murdering her boyfriend has claimed he has more victims who are yet to be discovered.

Saudi Arabia to finally lift cinema ban from 2018

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Saudi Arabians will be allowed to legally watch a film in a cinema next year for the first time in more than three decades.

Melbourne to roll out terrorism alarm system

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Plans have been unveiled for a terrorism alarm system in Australia's second-largest city.

Sunday, Dec 10

Leaders in 'terror' row amid Jerusalem protests

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Relations between Israel and Turkey have soured after their leaders traded insults days after President Trump sparked fury by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Nazanin court delay is 'ripple of freedom'

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The family of a jailed British mother says a delay in her court case signals a "ripple of freedom" that may change the tide.

Johnson meets Iran's President in 'worthwhile' trip

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Boris Johnson has had a "worthwhile visit" to Iran as he made the case for the release of jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Arab League slams Trump over Jerusalem move

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The Arab League has slammed Donald Trump over his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, calling it a "dangerous violation of international law".

Saturday, Dec 9

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State

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Iraq has announced the end of its war against Islamic State after declaring victory over the jihadist group.

Kim strolls on sacred mount to mark missile launch

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The leader of North Korea has celebrated the country's recent missile launch by visiting a sacred mountain where his father was said to be born.

Israeli airstrike in Gaza 'kills two Palestinians'

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An Israeli airstrike in Gaza has killed two Palestinians, security officials have said.

Wildfires hit 'avocado capital of the world'

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Wildfires that have ripped through southern California have destroyed a large area of the region's avocado crop.

Friday, Dec 8

14 UN peacekeepers killed in 'huge' attack

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Fourteen UN peacekeepers have been killed and 53 wounded in a "huge" attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Palestinians shot dead by Israeli army in Gaza

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Two Palestinians have been shot dead by the Israeli army in Gaza during clashes over Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Could AI assistant be Russia's next president?

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A piece of artificially intelligent software has won the backing of tens of thousands of Russians to run for President.

Pope Francis wants to change the Lord's Prayer

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The Pope has revealed he wants to change the Lord's Prayer - as he thinks the current version implies that God pushes people toward sin.

Thursday, Dec 7

Johnson to raise jailed Briton's case in Iran

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Boris Johnson will raise the case of a British mother jailed in Iran when he travels to the country this weekend - his first trip there as Foreign Secretary.

Dangerous Iceland volcano may be about to erupt

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A long-dormant volcano in Iceland may be about to erupt, scientists fear.

'God is weeping' over Trump's Jerusalem move

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Violent protests have broken out across the West Bank and Gaza Strip following Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Trump not averse to dangerous gamble in Israel

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When, back in May this year, Donald Trump became the first sitting US President to visit the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism, the Israelis were delighted.