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Thandie Newton at the launch of One Billion Rising with Jahmene Douglas, Yvette Cooper and Ruby Wax (Ray Tang/Rex Features)

 Thandie Newton at the launch of One Billion Rising with Jahmene Douglas, Yvette Cooper and Ruby Wax (Ray Tang/Rex Features)

One Billion Rising: Over 200 countries join in mass campaign to end violence against women

Over 200 countries have supported "One Billion Rising", a movement to end violence against women. Women and men joined rallies, flashmobs and marches in support of the cause. According to the UN, one in three women around the world are subjected to violence at some point in their lives - that's one billion women. Supporters in the UK attended a dancing flashmob outside Parliament, while movements were also seen in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Congo.

  • Chung blazes trail into Australian Open semi-finals
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    Chung blazes trail into Australian Open semi-finals

    Chung Hyeon's trailblazing run through the Australian Open continued on Wednesday as the relentless South Korean tossed American Tennys Sandgren aside 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3 to become his nation's first grand slam semi-finalist. Bespectacled like Clark Kent but playing like Superman at a sunbathed Rod Laver Arena, world number 58 Chung became the lowest ranked player into the last four at Melbourne Park since Marat Safin in 2004. As in his fourth round elimination of six-times champion Novak Djokovic, Chung had all the answers against world number 97 Sandgren, returning virtually everything the battling American could throw at him.

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    Peter Madsen 'tortured Kim Wall before killing her on his submarine'

    A Danish inventor tied up and tortured Swedish reporter Kim Wall before killing her on his private submarine, according to prosecutors. Peter Madsen allegedly planned the murder by bringing a saw, screwdrivers and pipes that were used to hit, cut and stab Ms Wall while she was alive. The freelance journalist was on Madsen's home-built submarine off the coast of Copenhagen in August 2017 to interview him for an article.

  • New cryptocurrency crackdown as Bitcoin plunges yet again
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    New cryptocurrency crackdown as Bitcoin plunges yet again

    Anonymous trading is to be banned

  • Why UK firms are losing patience with the ideological fantasies of Brexiteers
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    Why UK firms are losing patience with the ideological fantasies of Brexiteers

    There seems to be confusion about the nature of the EU’s customs union. The biggest economic hazard facing UK firms when we leave the EU customs union is not charges on imports and exports but disruptive new inspections and the effective severing of vital corporate supply chains. According to a recent analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, more than half of the UK’s imports from the EU are “intermediate” goods and services.

  • Complete list of every full moon in 2018, including January's rare 'super blue blood moon'
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    Complete list of every full moon in 2018, including January's rare 'super blue blood moon'

    Complete list of every full moon in 2018, including January's rare 'super blue blood moon'

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    Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan laid to rest alongside her father

    The Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan has been laid to rest alongside her father following her funeral mass in County Limerick. The singer's voice filled the Church of Saint Ailbe in her home town of Ballybricken as the service opened with Ave Maria, a cover she recorded with Luciano Pavarotti. O'Riordan's boyfriend and fellow DARK band member Ole Koretsky was among mourners at the service.

  • UK public finances boosted by EU credit, surging VAT receipts
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    UK public finances boosted by EU credit, surging VAT receipts

    Britain's budget deficit fell by much more than expected last month, helped by an unusually large credit from the European Union and the strongest value-added tax receipts on record. Tuesday's data will help finance minister Philip Hammond as he tries to cut public debt and prepare the world's sixth-biggest economy for any shocks as Britain leaves the EU. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson demanded 5 billion pounds more for the state-funded National Health Service, earning a rebuke from Prime Minister Theresa May.

  • Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Arsenal increase Aubameyang offer, no Tottenham talks over Malcom
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    Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Arsenal increase Aubameyang offer, no Tottenham talks over Malcom

    Welcome to the London Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the winter transfer window.

  • Tsunami fears ease after huge earthquake off coast of Alaska
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    Tsunami fears ease after huge earthquake off coast of Alaska

    A warning was issued for "widespread hazardous tsunami waves" following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the southeast coast of Alaska. The quake - among the strongest in US history - hit at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles) some 175 miles southeast of Kodiak Island at 00.31am local time (9.31am in the UK) on Tuesday, with waves of up to 32ft (10m) reported. Parts of Alaska and the west coast of Canada were issued with a tsunami warning, while a tsunami watch was put in place for the entire US west coast - with "hazardous waves" said to be possible within the first three hours of the earthquake.

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    Teletubbies Tinky Winky actor Simon Shelton dies

    The actor Simon Shelton, who played Tinky Winky in the popular Teletubbies TV show, has died aged 52. Shelton, also known as Simon Barnes, was best known for playing Tinky Winky, the purple handbag carrying Teletubby in the BBC children's programme. A trained ballet dancer and father-of-three, he replaced Dave Thompson who was fired from the role of Tinky Winky in 1997 after a year.

  • Ayrton Senna's winning McLaren-Ford F1 expected to sell for €5m at Bonhams Monaco sale
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    Ayrton Senna's winning McLaren-Ford F1 expected to sell for €5m at Bonhams Monaco sale

    Ayrton Senna's winning McLaren-Ford F1 expected to sell for €5m at Bonhams Monaco sale

  • Winston Churchill blasted as 'imperialist scum' as themed cafe in north London forced to remove vandalised mural
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    Winston Churchill blasted as 'imperialist scum' as themed cafe in north London forced to remove vandalised mural

    A Winston Churchill-themed cafe has had to remove a mural of the wartime hero after repeated vandalism. The cafe boasted a striking street art mural of Churchill’s two-fingers pose alongside the slogan “double shot”, claiming that he was ordering a double espresso. Protesters are also objecting to Blighty India, a second cafe in nearby Tottenham, for its neon portrait of Gandhi, Bollywood posters and Indian flags, and to the chain’s branding celebrating Commonwealth countries.

  • This Morning viewers in SHOCK over Human Ken Doll's revelation
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    This Morning viewers in SHOCK over Human Ken Doll's revelation

    Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield interviewed Rodrigo Alves about undergoing the world's first rib remov

  • Dara Ó Briain wants councils to save theatres from demolition
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    Dara Ó Briain wants councils to save theatres from demolition

    Dara Ó Briain today urged local councils and communities to take action to save theatres at risk of being demolished. The Mock The Week host issued the warning as research from the Theatres Trust revealed that six of the 35 most endangered venues are in the capital. The organisation’s annual “risk register”, launched today at the Soho Theatre, identified The Cryer in Sutton, The Coronet in Elephant and Castle, The Granada in Walthamstow, The Secombe in Sutton, the Alexandra Palace Theatre and the Streatham Hill Theatre.

  • Human trafficking and violence still rife in Thai fishing industry
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    Human trafficking and violence still rife in Thai fishing industry

    Human trafficking and violence still rife in Thai fishing industry

  • Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach semis
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    Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach semis

    Unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way to a shock 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday. The South Africa-born 23-year-old, playing in his first grand slam quarter-final, showed no nerves as he blazed away with his fearsome forehand to subdue a jaded-looking Dimitrov. Edmund crunched 46 winners to Dimitrov's 32 on a packed Rod Laver Arena sprinkled with vocal fans of both players.

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    Outlook for China solar industry 'not optimistic' after U.S. tariff decision: govt

    The outlook for overseas expansion by Chinese solar companies is not optimistic due to frequent trade disputes, the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) warned in a statement on the solar industry released on Tuesday. "China's solar industry has been growing at a fast pace in recent years, making itself a target of protectionism in some countries," the MIIT said, adding the disputes have hindered Chinese solar companies from expanding overseas and would add to the costs in the global solar market. The MIIT comment followed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to slap 30 percent tariffs on solar cell and module imports in a bid to protect domestic manufacturers.

  • Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll is finally decoded by archaeologists
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    Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll is finally decoded by archaeologists

    It's one of the last fragments left to be deciphered

  • Why Bardot Should Butt Out
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    Why Bardot Should Butt Out

    The list of older women deriding the #MeToo movement continues ad nauseam.

  • Watchdog Presses Pause On Murdoch's Bid For Sky - HuffPost Verdict
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    HuffPost UK

    Watchdog Presses Pause On Murdoch's Bid For Sky - HuffPost Verdict

    K E Y   P O I N T S   Rupert Murdoch’s proposed takeover of Sky is not in the public interest, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally rules  The £11.7 billion deal would damage the UK’s “media plurality”  It would also give the Murdoch family “too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda”, watchdog warns  However, the CMA found that the deal would not be against the public interest on the grounds of broadcasting standards News outlets controlled by the Murdoch Family Trust (MFT) are already watched, read or heard by almost a third of the UK population Only the BBC and ITV have control of a larger share of the public’s news consumption  21st Century Fox said it was “disappointed” by the CMA’s decision Sky is “seeking submissions” on remedies to concerns about media plurality Walt Disney has agreed a £39 billion deal to buy Fox’s entertainment assets, so may end up owning Sky, including Sky News The CMA’s final report on the proposed handover will be published by May 1 Culture Secretary Matt Hancock will then make the final decision on the proposed deal  S N A P   V E R D I C T From HuffPost UK’s editor-in-chief Polly Curtis Sky News has a relatively small audience: around 9 million people tune in at some point during a month; more than 13 million watched the Strictly Come Dancing final alone last year.

  • Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong released on bail
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    Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong released on bail

    Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong was released on bail on Tuesday, less than a week after he was jailed for a second time for the 2014 pro-democracy protests that blocked the Chinese-ruled city's major roads for months. The 21-year-old activist, who has become the face of Hong Kong's movement to push for full democracy and defend its autonomy, is appealing against a three-month jail sentence for disobeying a court order and not leaving a protest zone. Chief Judge of the High Court Andrew Cheung said it was arguable whether the previous judge had given sufficient consideration to the then 18-year-old Wong's age.

  • Pound to euro and pound to dollar exchange rate: Sterling hits pre-Brexit levels
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    Pound to euro and pound to dollar exchange rate: Sterling hits pre-Brexit levels

    The pound hit $1.4002 - its level before the EU referendum in June 2016 - during trading in Asia on Tuesday morning, before slipping back to $1.3947. Against the Euro - considered a more revealing measure for progress in Brexit talks - sterling has risen in the last four trading days by 1.3 per cent, the Financial Times reported. In the last 10 months, the pound has been the best-performing G10 currency after a turbulent period in the wake of Britain’s EU referendum.

  • Stranger Things' Hopper is going to dance with penguins
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    Digital Spy

    Stranger Things' Hopper is going to dance with penguins

    "A man needs his 'guins."

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    Russian lawmaker Kerimov back in France to face tax investigation: prosecutor

    NICE, France (Reuters) - Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, under investigation for tax fraud in France, returned to the Riviera city of Nice after making a short trip to Russia that was allowed by the French authorities, the Nice prosecutor said on Tuesday.

  • Netflix shares hit record high after blockbuster results
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    Netflix shares hit record high after blockbuster results

    At least eight brokerages raised their price targets for the company's shares by as much as $50. Analysts at RBC Capital Markets and KeyBanc were most bullish, setting targets of $300 compared to the $248 it traded at on Tuesday. In a statement after markets closed on Monday, Netflix said it added 6.36 million subscribers in international markets in the fourth quarter, beating analysts' expectations of 5.1 million, according to FactSet.

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