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  • Six 'predatory' men who groomed and raped teenage girls are jailed
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    Six 'predatory' men who groomed and raped teenage girls are jailed

    The men “robbed their victims of their childhood and abused them in truly appalling ways”, police said.

  • Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber shows off new angel tattoo in topless Instagram photo
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    Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber shows off new angel tattoo in topless Instagram photo

    Cindy Crawford 's model kids are really going all out with new tattoos this month.Kaia Gerber , 18, posted a topless Instagram photo showing off a brand new tattoo of an angel on her ribcage and her brother Presley, 20, recently debuted a face tattoo.

  • Lizzo downs neat tequila while hilariously derailing Jack Whitehall's presenting at the Brit Awards
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    Lizzo downs neat tequila while hilariously derailing Jack Whitehall's presenting at the Brit Awards

    Lizzo won the crowd over at the Brit Awards, hijacking Jack Whitehall’s presenting and downing an entire glass of neat tequila in front of the crowd.After Whitehall had been chatting to Harry Styles before an ad break, he went to sample his drink - only to discover it was neat tequila.

  • Trump confirms top Pentagon official who approved Ukraine aid is out
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    Trump confirms top Pentagon official who approved Ukraine aid is out

    Donald Trump sent a senior Pentagon official charged with overseeing the military's vast policy apparatus on his way Wednesday, the latest senior official to be ousted from or leave the administration - and possibly setting up an election-year showdown on a slew of issues with Senate Democrats.John Rood's departure comes after White House and other administration officials had expressed displeasure with him for some time, according to several media outlets. But it also removes from the administration another senior official - as undersecretary of defense for policy, he was the Defense Department's No. 3 civilian official - who was at odds with the White House on a military aid package for Ukraine.

  • 77-year-old man fights off attempted mugger at cash machine
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    77-year-old man fights off attempted mugger at cash machine

    A "courageous" 77-year-old has successfully fought off a masked attacker who attempted to rob him at a cash machine.Footage showed the would-be robber suddenly grab the pensioner as he withdrew cash outside a Sainsbury's supermarket in Cardiff on 5 February.

  • 'They allowed the perfect storm': UN expert damns New Zealand's housing crisis
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    'They allowed the perfect storm': UN expert damns New Zealand's housing crisis

    'They allowed the perfect storm': UN expert damns New Zealand's housing crisisSpecial rapporteur says successive governments have contributed to what she called a ‘human rights crisis’

  • Brisbane car fire kills ex rugby league star Rowan Baxter, his wife and three children
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    Brisbane car fire kills ex rugby league star Rowan Baxter, his wife and three children

    A former rugby league star, his wife and their three children have been killed in a horrific car fire in Australia.Rowan Baxter, who played in the NRL for the New Zealand Warriors, and the children - aged six, four and three - were pronounced dead at the scene following the blaze in the Camp Hill area of Brisbane.

  • Jimmy Tarbuck: 'I have prostate cancer'
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    Jimmy Tarbuck: 'I have prostate cancer'

    The 80-year-old comedian vowed to beat the illness as he revealed his is having treatment for cancer.

  • Ben Affleck says Jennifer Garner divorce 'biggest regret of his life' and opens up on alcohol addiction
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    Ben Affleck says Jennifer Garner divorce 'biggest regret of his life' and opens up on alcohol addiction

    Ben Affleck has opened up about his divorce from actress Jennifer Garner, calling the breakdown of his marriage his "biggest regret."Speaking to The New York Times, Affleck said he felt a toxic shame after the split. The couple first separated in 2015 and later finalised their divorce in 2018.

  • Russia warns against Turkey operation in Syria
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    Russia warns against Turkey operation in Syria

    Turkey and Russia were engaged in a fresh war of words on Wednesday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened an "imminent" operation in Syria to end the regime's brutal assault on the last rebel enclave.

  • Coronavirus: Self-quarantined family shunned as neighbour calls 911 on them
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    Coronavirus: Self-quarantined family shunned as neighbour calls 911 on them

    A California family in self-quarantine over the coronavirus after a visit to China have found themselves shunned, and even had the police called on them.Amy Deng and her eight-year-old daughter, Daisy, have no symptoms, but following a trip to visit family in Guangzhou over Chinese New Year, they are in self-quarantine monitored by local officials in Santa Rosa, The East Bay Times reports.

  • Passengers Argue Onboard Delayed Ryanair Flight at London Stansted Airport
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    Passengers Argue Onboard Delayed Ryanair Flight at London Stansted Airport

    Passengers broke into an argument while onboard a Ryanair plane after facing hours of delays at London Stansted Airport on February 7.Sakib Ahmed was on the plane, which was supposed to be on its way to Malaga, Spain, when he recorded video of the altercation between the other passengers. The video was posted to Twitter on February 16 and shows one man yelling at another group of three men, who seemed to be upset about the delays.The passengers were already delayed by three hours before they boarded the plane, and were then told by the flight crew that they would need to wait longer due to French air traffic control strikes.Ahmed informed Storyful that the three passengers who are engaging in an argument with another man in the video were drinking alcohol, and once the news of further delays was delivered from the cockpit, tensions rose.“This caused the plane atmosphere to be a lot more angry, naturally, and those 3 passengers that were intoxicated kept swearing and shouting abuse to the air hostess. Another passenger got angry and kept shouting at them and there were back and forth throughout the flight,” Ahmed told Storyful.After several hours of frustrating delays, the plane eventually left the tarmac and was on its way to Malaga. “Felt like the longest flight of my life,” Ahmed told Storyful. Credit: Sakib Ahmed via Storyful

  • Chinese people in UK targeted with abuse over coronavirus
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    Chinese people in UK targeted with abuse over coronavirus

    Chinese people in UK targeted with abuse over coronavirusStudents and a restaurant worker in Southampton report racist incidents, prompting fears in the community * Coronavirus outbreak – live updates

  • Supreme Court ‘does not have jurisdiction’ to hear Michael Stone sentence appeal
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    Supreme Court ‘does not have jurisdiction’ to hear Michael Stone sentence appeal

    The UK's highest court said the loyalist killer's case should go to the Court of Appeal.

  • Tory migration plan will shut out 140,000 EU workers
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    Tory migration plan will shut out 140,000 EU workers

    Tough immigration laws could shut the door on 140,000 workers from the European Union and citizens from the continent may have to provide their fingerprints.The Home Office has floated the hardline proposal as part of a “firm and fair” post-Brexit crackdown that will replace free movement with a minimum salary threshold of £25,600 for most workers.

  • These are the worst EU countries to be born in
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    These are the worst EU countries to be born in

    The 10 worst countries within the EU for a child to be born in have been revealed, in a stark new report.No country in the world offers a child the chance of both a healthy upbringing and a good environment for their future, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation, Unicef and medical journal The Lancet.The report, which compares factors including health, education and nutrition in a global index of 180 countries, says no single country is adequately protecting children's health or environment.Read more: Rain sees river in flood-ravaged town reach highest level in 200 yearsTitled A Future For The World's Children?, the report says excessive carbon emissions, particularly from wealthier countries, threaten the future of all children.The index shows that youngsters in Norway, the Republic of Korea and the Netherlands have the best chance at survival and wellbeing, while the UK ranks 10th.Children in Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, Niger and Mali face the worst odds.Read more: Four Britons on board cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirusThe report also highlights the threat to children from "harmful" marketing, saying evidence suggests that children in some countries see as many as 30,000 adverts on television in a single year.Its authors said an increase in childhood obesity, which they link to marketing of junk food and sugary beverages, has "dire individual and societal costs”.Read more: XR activists dig up lawn outside Trinity CollegeTo protect youngsters worldwide, the report calls for a new global movement driven by and for children.Its recommendations include stopping CO2 emissions with urgency, incorporating children's voices into policy decisions and tightening regulations of "harmful" commercial marketing.Here are the worst countries inside the EU to be ranked on the list.

  • Saved by the Bell’s Lark Voorhies says she was ‘slighted and hurt’ by reboot snub
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    Saved by the Bell’s Lark Voorhies says she was ‘slighted and hurt’ by reboot snub

    Lark Voorhies, who portrayed over-achiever Lisa Turtle on the teen sitcom Saved by the Bell, has said she feels “slighted and hurt” after not being invited back for the show’s reboot.Original stars including Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley and Mark-Paul Gosselaar are returning for the forthcoming revival, but Voorhies has said that she was not asked to come back herself.

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    Coronavirus: Dozens more COVID-19 cases confirmed as Diamond Princess quarantine ends

    Another 79 people have tested positive for COVID-19 on board a cruise ship that has been quarantined for two weeks - as passengers and crew started disembarking. The new cases were confirmed as the controversial quarantine ended on the Diamond Princess, bringing the total on the ship to 621.

  • UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers
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    UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers

    UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workersGovernment plans to take ‘full control’ of borders a disaster for economy and jobs, say industry leaders and Labour

  • ‘Nobody understands Scotland’, says Labour deputy leader candidate Ian Murray
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    ‘Nobody understands Scotland’, says Labour deputy leader candidate Ian Murray

    Ian Murray, the only Labour MP in Scotland, said that he is dragging some candidates along with him on the issue of Scottish independence.

  • Coronavirus-hit Brits on Diamond Princess cruise ship: 'I doubt we'll be on evacuation flight'
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    Coronavirus-hit Brits on Diamond Princess cruise ship: 'I doubt we'll be on evacuation flight'

    A British couple diagnosed with coronavirus after being on board a cruise ship in Japan have said they doubt they will be put on the evacuation flight to the UK .David Abel and his wife Sally have been posting video diary updates from the Diamond Princess while the cruise ship was under quarantine due to the virus outbreak.

  • Malaysian leaders suspected pilot in MH370 disappearance, says ex-Australian PM
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    Malaysian leaders suspected pilot in MH370 disappearance, says ex-Australian PM

    Tony Abbott was prime minister when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 carrying 239 people disappeared on March 8 2014.

  • Explained: How The UK Will Treat Potential Immigrants After Brexit
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    Explained: How The UK Will Treat Potential Immigrants After Brexit

    Home secretary Priti Patel finally reveals how Brexit will allow the UK to control its borders but Labour brands the plan “meaningless”.

  • George Zimmerman sues Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265m over tweets honouring Trayvon Martin
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    George Zimmerman sues Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265m over tweets honouring Trayvon Martin

    George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman famously acquitted after killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has filed a lawsuit against Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg over tweets the presidential candidates posted to commemorate Martin's birthday.The lawsuit cited separate tweets both candidates posted on 5 February, Martin's birthday, in which they call out issues of gun violence and prejudice in the US.