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Porn actress 'free to discuss alleged Trump affair'

Porn star Stormy Daniels believes she is now free to discuss her alleged sexual encounter with US President Donald Trump, her manager has told The Associated Press.

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's president 'with immediate effect'

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has said he will resign "with immediate effect".

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Frenchman admits killing girl, 9, who vanished from Alps wedding

A former military dog trainer has confessed to "unintentionally" killing a nine-year-old girl whose disappearance from a wedding party in the Alps last year prompted nationwide concern and months of fruitless searching.

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Latest: 17 dead after Florida high school shooting; suspect 'expelled student'

$1 A gunman has opened fire at a Florida high school, killing 17 people.

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died at the age of 65, a spokesman for his MDC party has said.

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Former Dutch prime minister Ruud Lubbers dies aged 78

Ruud Lubbers, the Netherlands' longest-serving prime minister who guided his country through economic turmoil to prosperity and helped shape the foundations of the European Union, has died aged 78.

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Fake research paper based on a Star Trek episode is published in a scientific journal

The manuscript is based on a Star Trek: Voyager plot disguised in scientific jargon and gibberish.

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Germany tells Theresa May 'time is running out' over Brexit talks

The German government has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to present her government's plans about the future relationship between Britain and the European Union after it leaves the bloc.

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Songbird nesting harmed by fracking, say scientists

The struggles of the Louisiana waterthrush sound a warning about the environmental impact of shale gas extraction.

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Rabbits domestication story a bit of a leap, researchers say

Stone age hunters and the Romans both may have influenced the domestication of rabbits, according to new research.

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Court acquits man over harbouring Paris attackers

A French court has acquitted a man charged with harbouring Islamic extremists after they carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, in the first trial related to the country's deadliest extremist violence since the Second World War.

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Four decades behind bars for 'evil' builder who kidnapped, raped and murdered his niece

Update: An "evil" builder has been jailed for at least 40 years in England for abducting, raping and cutting the throats of two young women, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

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The UK is ditching single-use plastics – Meet the firms providing alternatives

From edible cups to beeswax cling film, the future is biodegradable.

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Town sees second cash machine blown up in four months by thieves

Thieves in England have blown up a cash machine four months after a similar raid obliterated an ATM in the same town.

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Oxfam cancels all-female comedy night amid sex scandal

A comedy night in England highlighting Oxfam's work with women around the world has been cancelled in the wake of the sex allegations facing the charity.

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US woman pulls 14 worms out of her eye after becoming infected with a parasite that affects cattle

She is the first known case of a human being infected with Thelazia gulosa – a type of eye worm seen in cattle.

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Hopes of reversing Alzheimer’s raised by enzyme study

Clumps of a toxic peptide linked to the disease were cleared from the brains of mice.

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One person shot outside America's National Security Agency

One person has been shot and wounded near the US National Security Agency's headquarters in Maryland.

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Harry backs Charles’s campaign to safeguard coral reefs

The prince attended the event after an invitation from his father.

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Man who drugged his twin brother and took his clothes to escape prison is recaptured

A fugitive prisoner in Peru has been recaptured 13 months after he walked out of jail and left his twin brother in his place.

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Teenage boy sobs as he is charged in court with murder of his baby son

A 16-year-old boy sobbed in the dock as he appeared in court in England charged with the murder of his six-week-old son who suffered "head injuries and a bite to the nose".

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Boris Johnson: UK must not remain locked to EU rules

Boris Johnson has warned it would be "mad" to end up with a Brexit settlement that does not allow the UK to enjoy the "economic freedoms" of leaving the European Union.

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Study finds antipsychotic drugs relieve symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists also found that the drug had an even greater benefit in those with the most severe psychotic symptoms.

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WATCH: Passenger films cover falling off plane engine during flight

Images posted on social media show a plane engine with the exterior cover missing as the plane approaches Honolulu.

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Study finds antipsychotic drugs relieve symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

A new kind of antipsychotic has been found to relieve terrifying and disturbing symptoms suffered by millions of people with Alzheimer's disease worldwide.

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Dominant pheasants are better learners than subordinate rivals, study finds

Dominance among male pheasants is shown by characteristics including raised ear tufts, larger wattles and brighter plumage.

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Latest: British Airways engineer dies in Heathrow crash

$1A British Airways engineer has died after two airport vehicles crashed at Heathrow.

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Study finds more than half of Britons have bought alcohol while underage

The majority of Britons have bought alcohol while underage - but it is now far less common than it was for older generations, a survey has found.

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Oxfam warned about Government funding over sex allegations

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said ‘no organisation is too big’ to have funding removed if it cannot be trusted.

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Police arrest former Guatemalan President and Oxfam International chairman in corruption probe

Prosecutors in Guatemala have said they had detained ex-president Alvaro Colom and nearly his entire former Cabinet, including the current chairman of Oxfam International, in a corruption case involving a bus concession.

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Climber dies in 1,000ft fall on Mount Hood as weather turns treacherous

One climber fell to his death and several others had to be rescued after conditions turned treacherous on Oregon's tallest peak.

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Latest: 'What is this hurry?' - Jacob Zuma reacts to no-confidence motion

$1South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has said the ruling party, the ANC, has not given clear reasons for him to resign and called his treatment "unfair".

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Latest: 'What is this hurry?' - Jacob Zuma reacts to no-confidence motion

$1South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has said the ruling party, the ANC, has not given clear reasons for him to resign and called his treatment "unfair".

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Stopping Brexit would be 'disastrous mistake', Boris Johnson will insist

Boris Johnson will warn derailing Brexit would be a "disastrous mistake" as he claims some Remain supporters are more determined than ever to stop Britain quitting the European Union.

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Police recommend corruption charges against Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli police have recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases.

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Trump paid pornstar out of his own pocket, lawyer says

Donald Trump's personal lawyer has said he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with the US president in 2006.

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BBC to remove single-use plastics from operations by 2020

The corporation has made the pledge following its groundbreaking Blue Planet II series which highlighted the issue of marine plastic pollution.

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Scientists develop new material for controversial vaginal mesh implants

Treatment has previously been offered in cases of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence after childbirth.

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Soldier ants rescue and treat wounded comrades

Casualty rates in termite war are dramatically reduced by insect ‘paramedics’.

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