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Russian spy: UK ‘encouraged’ by support over poison attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: “We are giving Russia until midnight to explain” The “strength of the support” shown to the UK over the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter has been encouraging, the foreign secretary has said. Boris Johnson said ...

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Nepal plane crash survivors describe chaos

Image copyright Bishnu Sapkota Image caption The crash is the worst aviation disaster to hit Nepal in years Survivors and witnesses of a plane crash in Nepal have described the chaotic moments when the aircraft went down, killing at least 49 people. The flight, carrying 71 passengers and crew, crashed ...

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Russian spy: Highly likely Moscow behind attack, says Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: Spy poisoned by “military-grade nerve agent” Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia, Theresa May has told MPs. The PM said the government concluded it was “highly ...

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Givenchy, French fashion icon, dies aged 91

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Designer Hubert de Givenchy, pictured with the model Iman in 2002, was a giant of French fashion French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who created famous looks for Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy, has died at the age of 91. His partner ...

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British comedy veteran Ken Dodd dead at 90

LONDON — British comedian Ken Dodd, whose seven-decade career stretched from the music-hall era to the age of social media, has died, his publicist said Monday. He was 90. Publicist Robert Holmes says Dodd died Sunday at his Liverpool home — the same house where he was ...

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Five dead after helicopter crashes into East River

A helicopter chartered for a photo shoot plunged into the East River Sunday evening, killing all five of its passengers in a devastating crash that was caught on video. The pilot escaped alive and emerged from the frigid water desperately yelling for help after the 11-minute flight.  ...

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Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, on receiving his knighthood in 2016 Sir Ken Dodd, creator of the Diddy Men and one of the most popular comedians of his time, has died aged 90. The Liverpool legend had recently been ...

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Colombia election: Former Farc rebels face first ballot

Image copyright AFP Image caption The vote is being viewed as a test ahead of presidential elections in May Polls have closed in Colombia’s congressional elections that saw former members of the Farc guerilla group take part for the first time. The ex-rebels, now known as the Revolutionary Alternative Common ...

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