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A protester passionately shouts slogans at riot police during clashes in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. The words on the shirt reads, "Freedom or Death." (Reuters)

A protester passionately shouts slogans at riot police during clashes in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. The words on the shirt reads, "Freedom or Death." (Reuters)

Egyptians clash with police on Mubarak anniversary

Egyptian protesters were involved in fresh clashes with police today, on the second anniversary of the overthrow of the autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak. Crowds gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Cairo demanding the departure of Mohammed Mursi as his opponents believe he has betrayed the values of the revolution. The current unrest started on January 24 when the country marked the second anniversary of the revolution. The violence has left scores dead across the country.

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    Harry Styles to the rescue as James Corden welcomes baby

    Harry Styles stepped in for James Corden on Tuesday night just hours before his Late Late Show aired. As Styles came on stage to host the talk show, he announced that "our wonderful host James Corden had his baby today". Ben Winston, the show's producer, said: "Congrats to the Cordens.

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    Peter Kay cancels first live tour in eight years over 'unforeseen family circumstances'

    Peter Kay has cancelled his first live tour in eight years over "unforeseen family circumstances". Kay, one of the UK's best-loved comedians, was due to tour the country for more than a year from April, starting in Birmingham. This decision has not been taken lightly and I'm sure you'll understand my family must always come first.

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    Pair charged with murder over deaths of three children in Salford fire

    Two people have been charged with murder over the deaths of three children in a house fire in Salford, Greater Manchester. Zac Bolland, 23, of Blackleach Drive, Worsley, has been charged with three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and one count of arson with intent to endanger life. Courtney Brierley, 20, of Worsley Avenue, Worsley has also been charged with the same offences.

  • Star Wars: Prince Harry and Duke of Cambridge join stormtroopers on red carpet
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    Star Wars: Prince Harry and Duke of Cambridge join stormtroopers on red carpet

    The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry were among those gracing the red carpet at The Last Jedi premiere in London. The Royals spoke to cast and crew at the event as well as picking up their own stormtrooper helmets. "That's what I hear too," said Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron, when we asked him about the rumours.

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    Spain: 9-month profit for Zara owner jumps on strong sales

    MADRID (AP) — The owner of Zara fashion stores says net profit surged by 6 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it continued its international expansion with both online and physical stores.

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    U.S. prepares to open doors on billion-dollar London embassy

    The United States' diplomatic team in London, custodians of one of the most significant bilateral relationships of the last 100 years, will next month move into a new home: a billion-dollar, 12-storey glass cube overlooking the River Thames. The long-planned move falls after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, which has placed a new strain on the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States - a broad political, cultural and military alliance forged over the last century and exercised on battlefields around the world. Britain's closest ally will leave behind an imposing 1960 stone and concrete embassy in London's upmarket Grosvenor Square - an area known as 'Little America' during World War Two, when the square also housed the military headquarters of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • MPs demand close ties to Euratom post-Brexit to avoid nuclear disruption
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    MPs demand close ties to Euratom post-Brexit to avoid nuclear disruption

    More than 100 MPs (BSE: MPSLTD.BO - news) have called on the Government to retain as close a relationship as possible with the body which regulates the nuclear industry across Europe after Brexit. The transport of nuclear materials, disposing of waste, and carrying out of research is governed by a series of nuclear safeguards that have operated in the UK for four decades through Euratom. In the Article 50 letter, the UK signalled its desire to leave Euratom at the same time as leaving the European Union.

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    'The Goonies,' 'Titanic' added to National Film Registry

    NEW YORK (AP) — A band of misfits known as the Goonies, a sinking ship, some baseball ghosts and the unrelenting New York cop are being added to the prestigious National Film Registry.

  • Six swans and cygnets found 'stabbed and beheaded' in London parks
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    Six swans and cygnets found 'stabbed and beheaded' in London parks

    Six swans and cygnets found 'stabbed and beheaded' in London parks

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    Greek high court to rule on Russian bitcoin suspect's fate

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court is due to rule whether to allow the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin.

  • Miracle baby becomes first in the UK to survive being born with heart outside body
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    PA Science

    Miracle baby becomes first in the UK to survive being born with heart outside body

    A nine-week scan showed Vanellope Hope Wilkins to suffer from an extremely rare heart condition.

  • Westfield shares soar after Unibail-Rodamco takeover
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    AFP

    Westfield shares soar after Unibail-Rodamco takeover

    The Westfield deal is the biggest ever corporate takeover in Australia

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    U.S. criticises Poland for fining U.S.-owned broadcaster TVN

    The United States criticised a decision by Poland's media regulator to slap a $415,000 fine on TVN, a U.S.-owned private broadcaster, saying the ruling appeared to undermine media freedom. The broadcaster was fined by regulator KRRiT on Monday over its coverage of protests in parliament last year. "This decision appears to undermine media freedom in Poland, a close ally and fellow democracy.

  • Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson pleased to see under fire Christian Benteke working harder for the team
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    Evening Standard

    Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson pleased to see under fire Christian Benteke working harder for the team

    Roy Hodgson says he was impressed with Christian Benteke’s performance against Watford, despite the Belgian extending his run of games without a goal to 13. It may have been a different story from the former England boss, had his side not scored two late goals to come from behind and take three valuable points from Marco Silva’s side. “I think it helps, but he would have liked to have been able to score a goal or to do something a little bit spectacular during the course of the game,” Hodgson said when asked if all Benteke needed was to be on the winning side.

  • WATCH James Corden get festive with his Carpool Karaoke celebrities
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    WATCH James Corden get festive with his Carpool Karaoke celebrities

    He recruits the likes of Sam Smith, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson to sing a classic:

  • Dinosaur parasites found filled with blood and trapped in amber
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    The Independent

    Dinosaur parasites found filled with blood and trapped in amber

    In a scenario reminiscent of Jurassic Park, palaeontologists have found dinosaur parasites – one of which is filled with blood – trapped in amber. The parasites have been identified as a new species of tick, named Deinocroton draculi or “Dracula’s terrible tick”. The scientists found one of the ticks encased in a piece of amber – tree resin that has hardened and fossilised – and grasping a feather.

  • Summer's first heatwave hits hard, putting energy regulator on notice
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    The Guardian

    Summer's first heatwave hits hard, putting energy regulator on notice

    As temperatures soar, the Australian Energy Market Operator issues a lack-of-reserve notice. The first heatwave of Australia’s summer has arrived, and the high temperatures have put the national energy regulator on notice. Temperatures across New South Wales, Victoria and parts of Queensland spiked on Wednesday, with parts of western Sydney approaching 40C.

  • South Korea bans its banks from dealing in Bitcoin
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    AFP

    South Korea bans its banks from dealing in Bitcoin

    About a million South Koreans, many of them small-time investors, are estimated to own Bitcoins

  • York refuses to grant Uber licence to operate
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    Sky News

    York refuses to grant Uber licence to operate

    York has refused to grant ride-hailing app Uber a licence to operate following a number of complaints in the city. A committee at the City of York Council cited the complaints about the service and the well-publicised data protection breach as reasons behind the decision. It followed a similar move by London in September, and a decision last week in Sheffield to also suspend the company's licence.

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    Half of world's people can't get basic health services - WHO

    At least half the world's population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. In a joint report with the World Bank, the United Nations health agency said it was completely unacceptable that more than half the world's people still don't get the most basic healthcare. "If we are serious - not just about better health outcomes but also about ending poverty - we must urgently scale up our efforts on universal health coverage," World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement with the report.

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    Hackers could turn off school and military base heating systems

    Hackers could leave pupils and military personnel freezing this week due to security issues affecting heating systems, researchers have warned. Vulnerable controllers have been improperly installed on military bases and in schools, with government buildings and business premises also affected. An MoD spokesperson told Sky News: "We take the safety and security of our sites very seriously and we would never put them, or the people who work in them at risk.

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    Pay for new Power Five football coaches

    Power Five schools that handed out eight-figure contracts to football coaches this fall could face millions in new taxes on those coaches' salaries if the tax overhaul becomes law. Here's a look at how much the new coaches are making and the potential tax burden on the universities:

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    Polish top journalists oppose fine on US-owned broadcaster

    The jury of Poland's main journalism award has condemned the imposition by a state regulator of a fine on a private American-owned television station for its coverage of 2016 anti-government protests. The jurors of the Grand Press award also called on the regulator, the KRRiT, to cancel the nearly 1.5 million zlotys ($420,000) fine it imposed Monday on the TVN24 all-news station, that is owned by the U.S. Scripps Networks Interactive. The U.S. State Department has also expressed concern.

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    China's HNA says U.S lawsuit over failed deal 'baseless'

    China's HNA Group [HNAIRC.UL] said on Wednesday a U.S. lawsuit against the company and its Beijing-based unit Pactera Technology International Ltd over a failed acquisition was "baseless and without merit". U.S. software engineering firm Ness Technologies has sued HNA, accusing it of failing to adequately answer questions about its ownership in a U.S. review of takeovers by foreign companies, thereby causing Pactera's $325 million deal to buy Ness's unit Jersey Holding Corp to fail.

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