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Father helps wife deliver their first child in a bathtub after hospital sent them home
Luckily, both the baby and his mother were ok. News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Great British Bake Off has toughest technical challenge yet as all bakers fail to get it right
Anyone ever eaten a Maid of Honour? News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Israel election: Netanyahu and right-wing fail to sweep majority in exit polls
Benjamin Netanyahu has fallen short of securing a parliamentary majority with his hard-right allies in Israel's unprecedented second election, according to exit polls.
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‘Alarming if Supreme Court thinks what Boris Johnson has done is acceptable,’ says SNP’s Joanna Cherry
We speak to Joanna Cherry, who is at the forefront of the Scottish legal challenge to parliament's suspension.
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Barrister Francis Hoar: ‘Parliament doesn’t have mandate for policies it is pursuing’
Francis Hoar is a Brexit-supporting barrister and a member of Lawyers for Britain, a group formed to support the country’s decision to leave the EU.
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Swinson pledges to cancel Brexit on first day of Lib Dem government
Riding high on a wave of defections from other political parties, Jo Swinson gave her first conference speech as Liberal Democrat leader today.
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The other Amazon forest fire that no-one is talking about
While the fires in the Brazilian Amazon have made headlines across the world for the past weeks, in neighbouring Bolivia fires have also been raging.
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Supreme Court challenge over Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament
The highest court in the country heard today that, in the last 50 years, "no prime minister has abused his powers" in the way that Boris Johnson did when he prorogued Parliament for five weeks.
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Dozens killed in Taliban bombings in Afghanistan
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in Afghanistan, one of them at a presidential election rally that left dozens dead.
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Israel: Netanyahu seeks fifth term in repeat elections
Israel's elections are notoriously difficult to call - and the stakes for one of the great survivors of global politics could hardly be greater. If Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn't get a fifth term in office, he could face prosecution for bribery and corruption.
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Teenage girl killed in park ‘caught up in drug turf war’
A jury has heard how teenage girl scout Jodie Chesney was caught up in a dispute between drug dealers and was an "entirely blameless" victim.
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Feminist groups lose battle to have strip club closed
Female strippers are celebrating after the club they work in had its licence renewed - despite a campaign by feminist groups to have it closed down.
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JANET STREET-PORTER: Gary Lineker preferring football to sex is fundamentally selfish
Gary Lineker (pictured outside BBC headquarters in London) sums up how most middle-aged men feel about sex - they can't be bothered, says JANET STREET-PORTER.
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Major drug firm looking to charter aircraft because of no-deal Brexit concerns
While the legal and political arguments rage on over Brexit, companies are still having to work on the assumption that a no-deal exit may happen in 44 days’ time.
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Public inquiry to be held into two Scottish hospitals
Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has been beset with problems since it opened in 2015, whist Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Children and Young People is yet to open.
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Victoria Beckham doesn’t regret that classic Burberry bandana look
Victoria Beckham has rocked some classic looks over the years but doesn't regret any. News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Chelsea fans fume at ex-Arsenal star Francis Coquelin for injuring Mason Mount
Awful challenge... News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Trump to block California from setting vehicle emissions rules
Administration will declare that states are pre-empted from setting their own standards in a move that will spark challengeThe Trump administration will revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are preempted from setting their own vehicle rules, two auto industry officials told Reuters on Tuesday.The announcement, which is sure to spark a furious legal challenge, is expected to come as early as Wednesday. Continue reading...
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Manchester United 'interested in Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson' and more transfer gossip
Today's transfer gossip sees Man Utd linked with Bournemouth's Callum Wilson and more.
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Liverpool fans attacked and suffer injuries ahead of Napoli game
Two men were injured News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
The private world of Stokes by the sports writer who knows him best
RICHARD GIBSON: As the ghost writer of a soon-to-be-published memoir of Ben Stokes' summer, I have been given the privilege of re-living these momentous events through his eyes.
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Farmer, 23, reveals how she struggles to find love in the country   
Grace, a dairy and sheep farmer from Wales, appears on tonight's BBC 2 show, Love in the Countryside, where she has the opportunity to date men who she never would have normally met.
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Thomas Cook passenger kicked off flight after threatening cabin crew
EXCLUSIVE: The raging passenger launched a foul-mouthed rant at his female companion and the cabin crew who tried to calm him down on board the Thomas Cook jet in Gran Canaria.
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Thousands of lorries to be turned away from ports across the country after no-deal Brexit
New documents show that tens of thousands of lorries will be turned away from ports from Liverpool to Portsmouth. News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Israeli election: exit polls suggest result too close to call - live news
Vote is country’s second in a yearBoth PM Netanyahu and challenger Gantz back annexing Palestinian landExit poll at 10pm (8pm BST, 3pm ET) 8.20pm BST According to Reuters, Netanyahu spent much of Tuesday engaged in a last-gasp pitch for votes via live video feeds on social media.At times, according to real-time viewership data at the bottom of the screen, fewer than 400 people were watching on a warm, sunny day when many Israelis were at the beach or shopping before the polls closed in the evening. 8.15pm BST Netanyahu’s battle for political survival looks set to continue for days or weeks, with the exit polls showing the race too close to call.The surveys by Israeli television stations showed Netanyahu’s Likud with 31-33 of the seats, compared with 32-34 for the centrist Blue and White. The exit polls indicated that Netanyahu’s ally-turned-rival, ex-defence minister Avigdor Lieberman, could be the kingmaker, with the backing of his far-right Yisrael Beitenu party critical to the formation of any ruling coalition. Continue reading...
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Fight between two rare black rhinos ends badly for the younger one who gets tumbled over
Captured in Namibia at the Etosha National Park, tour guide Rocco Talia witnessed a de-horned black rhino engaging in a brutal fight another rhino.
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Pink has us crying with heartbreaking message about missing her dad
We're not crying, you are. News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Cruise couple accused of smuggling £1m of cocaine say they had 'no idea' about the drugs
Roger Clarke, 72, and wife Sue, 71, are on trial in Portugal after police raided their cabin on a luxury cruise
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This is the moment a young man is gored by an enraged bull that has a spear hanging from its side
The incident took place during the 'corralejas' running of the bulls event in the area of Santo Tomas in the northern Colombian department of Atlántico.
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Borussia Dortmund chief reveals how close Jadon Sancho came to Man Utd transfer
Manchester United remain interested in signing Jadon Sancho next summer after an approach earlier this year
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Shoppers mock embroidered ASOS wedding jumpsuit that is completely see-though
Branding the suit 'for the bedroom only' many people online couldn't fathom how any bride would choose the bold look for her big day
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EastEnders fans in meltdown over Christmas 'teaser' as Phil Mitchell makes confession
EastEnders fans got their first mention of Christmas in the latest episode, amid rumours of a shock secret coming to light
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Man with stage four cancer completes 'Britain's hardest walk' for charity
Martyn Wells' team encountered conditions described as life-threatening and were forced to wade through dangerous thigh-high white water crossings before clambering up 150ft cliffs
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UK deportation flight halted after detention centre death
Court rules deportees may have evidence about death of Oscar Okwurime in HarmondsworthA deportation flight that was due to take three men from the UK to Nigeria on Tuesday night has been halted by the high court because they may be able to provide evidence about the death of a man in a detention centre.Oscar Okwurime died in Harmondsworth detention centre next to Heathrow airport last Thursday. In an order made in the high court on Monday preventing the three men flying, Mr Justice Butler said: “There is a serious issue that there should not be a removal of persons for whom there are grounds to believe that they may have material evidence to give in relation to the death of Oscar Okwurime.” Continue reading...
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Three things noticed from Manchester City training ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk clash
Manchester City begin their Champions League campaign with a trip to a familiar opponent
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Musician's bid to chop down 'beautiful' 39ft tree sparks dispute with neighbours 
Robert Simister and his wife are seeking permission to fell the 39ft golden false Acacia tree at the back of their £3.8 million property in Notting Hill, west London.
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Cristiano Ronaldo interview LIVE: Piers Morgan quizzes football icon in emotional TV chat
Cristiano Ronaldo talks about his father, rape allegations, his illustrious career and his relationship with Georgina Rodriguez
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Boris Johnson's Brexit officials are 'deliberately holding back papers from EU'
A minister has warned the PM his secret Brexit plan should not become a "hostage to fortune"
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Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati set for whopping signing bonus in new contract
The 16-year-old has made a serious impact News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
The five most Lib Dem things that happened at Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth
Famous for socks, sandals and vegetarian lasagne - Liberal Democrat conference stands out because attendees - and MPs - don't seem to be taking themselves too seriously
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EastEnders fans fear death for Bobby Beale in horrifying showdown with dead sister Lucy
EastEnders aired worrying scenes in Tuesday's episode, as Bobby Beale took drastic action to escape his past
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Where is Top Boy set?
‘The show's about's about our life, our culture.’ News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Supercomputer predicts how Manchester United will fare in 2019/20 Europa League
Man Utd are back in the Europa League on Thursday and are one of the favourites to win the competition.
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International panel to criticize FAA's approval for Boeing 737 MAX, report shows
Panel of air-safety panel regulators will denounce F.A.A. approval process for Boeing 737 MAX jets.The report cites a lack of clarity and transparency in the F.A.A. delegating authority to aircraft maker.
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