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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.

  • Four killed after plane and helicopter collide in mid-air
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    Four killed after plane and helicopter collide in mid-air

    Four people have died following a mid-air collision involving a small plane and a helicopter in Buckinghamshire. Thames Valley Police, attending the scene near Waddesdon, said there were two people in each aircraft when they collided at around midday on Friday. Superintendent Rebecca Mears said on Friday night that informing the next of kin and supporting them with specialist officers is a priority.

  • Argos Black Friday deals 2017: 14 days of sales and the best offers in the UK
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    Argos Black Friday deals 2017: 14 days of sales and the best offers in the UK

    With Black Friday fast approaching on November 24, shoppers are keeping their eyes peeled for brilliant bargains from top retailers.

  • A Bus Journey Away Yet Worlds Apart—How Fans Are Reacting to the Power Shift in North London Football
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    A Bus Journey Away Yet Worlds Apart—How Fans Are Reacting to the Power Shift in North London Football

    With their respective stadiums just five miles apart in North London, Arsenal and Tottenham represent one of the most bitter rivalries in English football. For most of the last century, Tottenham—most often referred to simply as Spurs—has played underdog to its neighbor, Arsenal, only managing victory in 62 of the 193 matches played between the clubs. Arsenal, long the richer and more successful of the two clubs, has not won the Premier League—English football’s highest honor—in 13 years.

  • Mugabe makes defiant appearance after army takeover
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    Mugabe makes defiant appearance after army takeover

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony Friday, making a first public appearance since the military takeover that appeared to signal the end of his 37-year reign.

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    UK offers help as Argentinian military submarine ARA San Juan goes missing at sea

    An Argentinian military submarine with 44 crew members on board has gone missing at sea. Ships and aircraft have been scrambled to search for the vessel - named ARA San Juan - in the southern Argentine Sea. Sky News Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall said the British Government has offered to assist, with an A C130 Hercules stationed in the Falklands Islands on standby if required.

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    Royal troopers: Prince William and Prince Harry's Star Wars cameos confirmed

    Prince William and Prince Harry are to make royal cameos as stormtroopers in the next Star Wars film, actor John Boyega has confirmed. Rumours that the pair might be making a surprise appearance in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi have been circulating since the two royals visited the set at Pinewood Studios in April.

  • Strictly Come Dancing's Joe McFadden reveals the hardest part about being on the show
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    Strictly Come Dancing's Joe McFadden reveals the hardest part about being on the show

    The Holby City actor says the dancing is the easiest part on Strictly Come Dancing!

  • When is Black Friday 2017 in UK? And where can I get the best deals on sales?
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    When is Black Friday 2017 in UK? And where can I get the best deals on sales?

    With Black Friday fast approaching, getting a head start is a good idea if you’re expecting to bag some of the best bargains. Before the frenzy arrives, we’ve put together a handy guide to everything you need to know about Black Friday 2017 to make things easier. Black Friday is the annual shopping extravaganza that first started in America and is the day after Thanksgiving, when retailers would unveil whopping reductions on products ahead of the Christmas period.

  • Ireland says not ready to let Brexit talks move on to trade
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    Ireland says not ready to let Brexit talks move on to trade

    Britain and Ireland clashed over Brexit on Friday with Dublin saying it was not ready to allow talks to move on to trade issues next month and London ruling out the much longer transitional period preferred by its neighbour. The border between EU-member Ireland and Northern Ireland, which will be the UK's only land frontier with the bloc after its departure, is one of three issues Brussels wants broadly solved before it decides in December whether to move the talks onto a second phase about trade, as Britain wants. Meeting in Dublin, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Simon Coveney struck an amicable tone but remained far apart on several key aspects.

  • Camp Nou could be closed if Barca fans insult Spain - Tebas
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    Camp Nou could be closed if Barca fans insult Spain - Tebas

    La Liga president Javier Tebas said on Friday Barcelona supporters are free to chant in favour of independence for Catalonia at games but said any "insulting" chants against Spain could lead to the temporary closure of their Nou Camp stadium. Pro-independence gestures have been on the rise at Barca's stadium since the banned referendum on Catalonia's split from Spain on Oct. 1, which has provoked a stand off between the Spanish central government and its richest region.

  • $7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record: Sotheby's
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    $7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record: Sotheby's

    Michael Schumacher's Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby's said.

  • Connecticut school cancels female Muslim speaker after teacher receives angry threats
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    Connecticut school cancels female Muslim speaker after teacher receives angry threats

    Northeastern Middle School in Connecticut had invited Annam Choudry, the founder of an organisation devoted to the “empowerment of Muslim women”, to deliver a talk to students. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the US’s largest Muslim civil rights organisation, spoke out against the school’s decision to “bow to public pressure” and cancel the talk. “Dr. Moreau assured me of BPS’ commitment to diversity education and the need for the entire Bristol community to learn about other cultures and religions.

  • Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media
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    Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

    Japan's health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years. Japan ranks at the bottom globally in anti-smoking measures, going by the types of public spaces entirely free of smoke, says the World Health Organization, which has teamed up with global Olympics officials to guarantee smoke-free Games venues. Ahead of the 2020 summer Olympics, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) is among those pressuring the Japanese capital to follow Rio de Janeiro and other recent games hosts in banning smoking in all public areas.

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    Nikkei rises to more than 2-week high; chip-related stocks outperform (8035, 3436, 6758, 6752, 9502, 9505, 9531, )

    TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average roseto a more than two-week high on Friday morning, helped by sharesin most sectors while chip-related stocks such as Sumco andTokyo Electron outperformed.

  • An Australian woman who spent 3 months in a coma woke up to learn she's a mother
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    An Australian woman who spent 3 months in a coma woke up to learn she's a mother

    An Australian woman woke from a coma to find she was a mother of a baby boy. An Australian woman has awoken from months in a coma to discover she is the mother of a healthy newborn baby. Sarah Hawthorn, 33, of Cobram in northern Victoria got the flu in the last stages of her pregnancy and ended up in an induced, fully machine-supported coma.

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    Nurseries ban glitter over pollution concerns

    A group of nurseries is banning children from using glitter over concerns about pollution. Tops Day Nurseries - a chain of 19 daycares across southern England - is outlawing the sparkly substance used by thousands of children to make Christmas cards and baubles at this time of year. Managing director Cheryl Hadland said she made the decision after realising glitter is a microplastic which can harm the environment.

  • North Korea Is Rapidly Building Its First Operational Ballistic Missile Submarine, Satellite Imagery Shows
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    North Korea Is Rapidly Building Its First Operational Ballistic Missile Submarine, Satellite Imagery Shows

    North Korea is intent on constructing and deploying its first operational ballistic missile submarine. According to the website 38 North—a program from the U.S Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies—satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard on the country’s east coast, taken on November 5, shows the movement of parts and components, including sections of a submarine’s pressure hull in the yards adjacent to construction halls, which suggests that the SINPO-C ballistic missile submarine might be under construction. Speculations of the ballistic submarine construction have been under scrutiny by U.S. intelligence in recent weeks, according to a report by The Diplomat.

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    UPDATE 2-Fire hits Freeport Indonesia port facility in Papua (FCX)

    A fire broke out at the main port used by copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc in Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday night, the company said. The fire broke out at 6.30 pm and was extinguished by port rescue workers at around 7 pm, Freeport spokesman Riza Pratama said in a statement.

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    NPR changes leadership as harassment issues linger

    National Public Radio elected new leadership on its board of directors on Thursday as the organizations deals with sex harassment issues that led to its top news executive recently being ousted. NPR said Paul Haaga, retired chairman of the Capital Research and Management Co., will be its new board chairman. Haaga replaces Roger LaMay, general manager of a public radio station in Philadelphia, who chose not to run for another term.

  • Just when you thought you couldn't love Gemma Collins anymore she does THIS
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    Just when you thought you couldn't love Gemma Collins anymore she does THIS

    The Only Way is Essex star's been forced to apologise to her fans after cancelling a personal appearance

  • Canadian driver caught with phone and tablet tied to steering wheel
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    Canadian driver caught with phone and tablet tied to steering wheel

    A Canadian man has been caught driving with a smartphone and tablet tied to his steering wheel.

  • 10 things in tech you need to know today (TWTR, TSLA)
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    10 things in tech you need to know today (TWTR, TSLA)

    Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Friday. 1. Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's first electric truck on Thursday evening, promising greater safety and efficiency than a diesel vehicle. 2. Tesla also announced a surprise new model of its Roadster sportscar on Thursday evening, at a base cost of $200,000 (£150,000).

  • District Line delays: London tube commuters stranded for up to 40 minutes after person taken ill on a train
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    District Line delays: London tube commuters stranded for up to 40 minutes after person taken ill on a train

    Commuters travelling on the District Line faced severe delays on Friday due to signal failures and a ​passenger being taken ill. Passengers travelling between Earls Court and Wimbledon were warned of disruption to the service after a person became ill on a train at Ravenscourt Park. Londoners bemoaned early-morning delays, posting about their annoyance on Twitter.

  • Grenfell Tower survivors reduced to tears as they are reunited with treasured belongings from former home
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    Grenfell Tower survivors reduced to tears as they are reunited with treasured belongings from former home

    A painstaking recovery process to salvage more than 200,000 personal possessions from Grenfell Tower's wreckage has reduced survivors to tears. Michael Lockwood, who oversaw work at the gutted block, told of residents' "tears of joy" as they were reunited with their most sentimental items, such as jewellery and photos. Hundreds of families were left homeless after the devastating blaze on June 14, and police confirmed the final death toll as 71 including a stillborn baby on Thursday.

  • Children’s author Chris Riddell says John Lewis 'helped themselves' to ideas from his book for their Christmas advert
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    Children’s author Chris Riddell says John Lewis 'helped themselves' to ideas from his book for their Christmas advert

    An award-winning author has accused John Lewis of stealing the idea for their smash-hit Christmas advert from one of his books.

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