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Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in court

A convicted Bosnian Croat war criminal declared his innocence — and then imposed his own death penalty. Ex-general Slobodan Praljak slugged down a fatal dose of poison Wednesday in a Netherlands international court where he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder and other crimes during ...

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Brexit: UK divorce bill offer worth up to 50bn euros

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The amount of money the UK will pay as part of Brexit has been one of the main sticking points so far The UK has offered a larger potential “divorce bill” to the EU – which could be worth up to 50bn euros (£44bn), ...

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Donald Trump retweets far-right group’s videos

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has retweeted three inflammatory videos from a British far-right group. The first tweet from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, claims to show a Muslim migrant attacking a man on crutches. This was followed by two more videos of people Ms Fransen ...

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Asylum seekers face appeals ‘lottery’

Asylum seekers are facing a “lottery” depending on where their appeal is heard, research by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has found. Appeals are twice as likely to be successful at some centres compared with others, data obtained through a Freedom of Information request found. Shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti ...

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New York truck attack: Sayfullo Saipov pleads not guilty

Image copyright ST CHARLES COUNTY POLICE DEPT Image caption Sayfullo Saipov faces 22 murder and terrorism charges A man accused of killing eight people and injuring 12 after driving a truck into pedestrians in New York in October has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and terrorism. Sayfullo Saipov, ...

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North Korea fires first ballistic missile in two months

North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Tuesday afternoon, ending a more than two-month long pause in military aggression from the isolated communist regime. South Korean officials said the missile was launched from a base just south of North Korean capital Pyongyang early Wednesday local time. The missile ...

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Bereavement damages: Unmarried Chorley woman wins legal fight

Image copyright PA Image caption Jakki Smith and John Bulloch were together for 16 years A woman has won her legal battle for better rights for unmarried people who lose their long-term partners. NHS worker Jakki Smith, from Chorley, Lancashire, took the government to court for breaching her human rights ...

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