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Syria: Turkey war planes ‘launch strikes on Afrin’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish war planes hit Kurdish positions on the Syrian side of the border on Saturday Turkey’s military says its war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, in a move likely to cause tensions with the US. It is seeking to ...

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Rape trial collapse and Worboys fury

Image caption Juries could be deterred from convicting people in future sexual assault trials as recent prosecution failings have undermined the public’s confidence, The Times reports. It comes after four recent trials have collapsed at the last minute because of last-minute evidence disclosures. Image copyright Empics Image caption The Daily ...

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US shutdown: Politicians work to agree stopgap funding deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Donald Trump has called off a trip to his Florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck Last-ditch efforts are being made in Washington to prevent a shutdown of the US government. With a Senate vote due shortly before the Friday ...

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State Commission of Correction fails N.Y. prisons inspections

ALBANY — The state agency charged with overseeing New York’s vast network of prisons does a poor job watching over the ones run by the state, a new audit Friday revealed. State Controller Thomas DiNapoli’s audit found that the Commission of Correction “does not routinely inspect” any of ...

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Brooklyn woman dies after being found unconcious at home

Editor’s note: After this article was published, a city medical examiner autopsy found the victim died from an accidental fall. A former tabloid editor died mysteriously on Saturday, hours after she was found lying on the floor of her posh Brooklyn brownstone, her head gushing blood, cops ...

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Widespread snow hinders travel across Scotland

Image copyright Cameron Scott Image caption Carluke in South Lanarkshire was one of many towns affected by snow Commuters are facing a difficult journey home as heavy snow falls in parts of Scotland. A Met Office amber weather warning for snow and ice is in force for many areas until ...

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Turkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin looms

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands of Kurds in northern Syria have held protests against Turkish attacks on Afrin Turkey has intensified its shelling of Kurdish militia in northern Syria, ahead of a threatened ground offensive aimed at driving them out of the area. The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units ...

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Carillion: Six charts that explain what happened

The collapse of construction giant Carillion has put thousands of jobs at risk across the UK. Here are six charts and maps that tell the story of the firm’s demise. 1. Carillion employed a lot of people Carillion may not have been a household name, but it employed 43,000 staff ...

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Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Image copyright facebook Image caption The Turpin family with an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas, where parents David and Louise renewed their vows They lived in a smart suburban home, owned nice cars and posed together on family holidays. Outwardly, the California couple accused of torturing, imprisoning and endangering their ...

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Man found shot to death on Queens home’s lawn

A 65-year-old man was found Thursday morning shot to death on a lawn outside a Queens home, police said. Dan Gonzalez was discovered dead about 8:10 a.m. by a neighbor face up in front of the home on Bardwell Ave. near 209th Place in Queens Village. He ...

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