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Boris Johnson uses washing machine diplomacy in Turkish charm offensive

Boris Johnson has heaped praise on his Turkish-built washing machine after the country's prime minister warned that the Foreign Secretary needed to make amends after penning a rude poem about its head of state.

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Alton Towers fined £5m for Smiler crash after 'catastrophic' safety breach

Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions has been fined £5 million for a "catastrophic failure" of health and safety rules over the Smiler rollercoaster crash.

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Corbyn to pledge to restore fund to help communities deal with immigration

Jeremy Corbyn is to announce plans to restore a multimillion-pound fund to help local communities deal with the impact of immigration.

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NHS facing a 'tsunami' of patients in A&E departments, experts warn

The NHS is facing a "tsunami" of patients in its A&E departments, experts have said, as health officials faced calls for an increase in the number of hospitals to meet rising demand.

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First baby with three genetic parents born in Mexico

Fertility doctors using a controversial technique developed to eliminate inherited disease have helped a woman deliver the first baby with three genetic parents.

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Liam Fox accused of delivering 'bland platitudes' over Brexit in WTO speech

Liam Fox has been accused of being vague and confused about the country's post-Brexit trading status after saying Britain would leave "no legal vacuum" with the world after leaving the European Union.

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Hillary Clinton uses TV debate to attack Donald Trump's 'racist behaviour'

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of racism as the US presidential candidates clashed in their first head-to-head debate in the race to the White House.

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Labour candidate to face nine rivals in poll prompted by Jo Cox's death

Labour's Tracy Brabin will face nine other candidates in the by-election prompted by the death of MP Jo Cox, including a number from a range of far-right organisations.

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Pippa Middleton takes High Court action against 'person or persons unknown'

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister has taken High Court action against a "person or persons unknown".

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Pupils at Islamic school spoke out against segregation, High Court told

Pupils at an Islamic faith school have spoken out against the segregation of boys and girls, the High Court has been told by a schools inspector.

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William and Kate charm the Heiltsuk Nation in remote Canada rainforest

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have forged links with a remote Canadian community and left with their arms filled with presents - including a pair of dancing vests.

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Defence Secretary 'will continue to oppose EU army plan'

Britain will fight any plans for a European Union army, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said.

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Government urged to redouble efforts to maintain access to single market

Some of the City's biggest business groups have urged the Government to redouble efforts to maintain access to the single market, take a "sensible" approach to immigration and reject protectionism as part of Brexit negotiations.

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Trade body predicts 'growth slowdown but not outright recession' for UK in 2017

The UK economy is expected to escape a post-referendum recession, according to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), but the group forecasts that world trade will expand at its slowest pace since the financial crisis.

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England manager Sam Allardyce 'filmed giving advice on getting around FA rules'

England manager Sam Allardyce has been filmed appearing to advise businessmen on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice, as part of a newspaper investigation.

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Hubble spots 'water vapour plumes' erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa

Tantalising new evidence of water vapour plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa has been uncovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Government aid programme attacked over value for money in overseas schemes

The Government's aid programme has been criticised by an independent review after it was found to have short-changed British taxpayers in some overseas projects.

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Campaigners warn of cyberbullying rise at start of new school year

The start of the school academic year is the "perfect storm" for cyberbullying, as searches for information about online abuse skyrocket, campaigners have warned.

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Children's doctors concern over number of premature babies at hypothermia risk

Leading children's doctors have raised concerns over the number of premature babies being put at risk of hypothermia.

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Manuka honey hailed for ability to keep medical devices free from infection

Manuka honey could be used to help keep internal medical devices such as urinary catheters free of infection, according to new research.

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