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London Bridge attack: 'He said he was waiting for the police'
Exclusive interview with John Crilly, an ex-offender who was seen chasing the London Bridge attacker with a fire extinguisher.
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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Thursday, December 12
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Myanmar's Rohingya say 'world will judge' Suu Kyi's denial of genocide
Leaders in refugee camps says justice will be delivered based on the evidence they have provided of Myanmar atrocitiesRohingya refugees have hit back at Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims at the international court of justice in testimony on Wednesday after she denied that Myanmar’s armed forces were guilty of genocide against the Muslim minority.Suu Kyi told the court that the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to neighbouring Bangladesh was the unfortunate result of a battle with insurgents. Continue reading...
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Girl, 12, reveals how dad let 30 of his paedophile pals rape her for cash
The child alleges her father took money from friends so they could sexually abuse her in another horrendous case in India
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EU leaders 'should put pressure on Malta's PM to quit immediately'
Media coalition wants guarantee of impartial investigation into murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, is facing renewed pressure to quit immediately as EU leaders are urged to take a stand on the “desperate” situation in the country at a summit this week.Muscat, who is under fire over his role in the investigation into the murder of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, plans to attend a regular summit of EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. Continue reading...
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Best and worst energy suppliers named and shamed - based on customer service
Are you getting a poor deal on energy? Whether it's poor customer service or just inaccurate billing, you're not alone. Here are this year's energy satisfaction results
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Jadon Sancho 'more likely to join Liverpool' than transfer rivals Man Utd and Chelsea
Liverpool are reportedly at the front of the queue to land Sancho from Borussia Dortmund - and have the money to sign £120million England ace
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Tories lead polls on election day but could still face a hung parliament
Jeremy Corbyn cut down Boris Johnson's advantage in four out of seven surveys on Wednesday evening as the race tightened - but the Tories remain ahead as the country heads to the polls
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Liverpool fans DEMAND Real Madrid in Champions League knockouts after Zidane's jibe
Liverpool fans want a reunion with Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
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Donald Trump called a 'dictator' by top Democrat in impeachment probe as debate on charges begins
Donald Trump has been branded a "dictator" by a top Democrat involved in the impeachment probe into the president.
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New Zealand volcano: 8 now confirmed dead as toll continues to rise
The identities and nationalities of the latest two casualties have not been confirmed and more fatalities are expected to be confirmed in the coming days when efforts to retrieve bodies resume
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New Zealand volcano eruption: Mission to retrieve bodies of victims will begin on Friday, officials say
A recovery mission to retrieve the bodies of those killed when a volcano erupted on a small island in New Zealand will begin on Friday, officials have confirmed.
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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea scout Timo Werner, Man Utd must pay +£128m to sign Saul Niguez
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Liam Payne describes himself as the 'Antichrist version' of Harry Styles
The singer reflected on how he and his former bandmate have gone in different directions, saying there is 'mystery surrounding who Harry has become', when speaking to The Face magazine
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US warns North Korea of consequences of missile test 'Christmas gift’
US ambassador tells UN security council it must ‘act accordingly’ if regime does not turn from hostility and threatsThe United States has warned North Korea of consequences if it makes good on threats of a spectacular weapons test in the new year, while offering flexibility if it stayed in talks.Frustrated by the lack of sanctions relief after three summits with President Donald Trump, North Korea has vowed an ominous “Christmas gift” if the US does not come up with concessions by the end of the year. Continue reading...
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Woman stole newborn baby because she was 'scared to tell husband of miscarriage'
After the heartache of losing her own child, Sriwaluck Akethamsatien was captured on CCTV running away from the hospital with another baby in her arms in Phang Nga, southern Thailand
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Carlo Ancelotti 'would face most difficult challenge yet' at Arsenal or Everton
Former Arsenal defender Matt Upson says ex-Chelsea boss would face a huge change to previous jobs if he took the vacant manager's jobs at the Emirates or Goodison
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Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall backs Labour as she urges fans to vote
Jeremy Corbyn is boosted as people prepare to go to the polls on Thursday with the youth voters pushed in the direction of Labour by the world famous singing superstar
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Election 2019: John Crace on the lowlights and the gaffes
The Guardian’s political sketch writer, John Crace, runs through the highs and the many, many lows of the 2019 general election campaign. And: Patrick Butler on the Guardian and Observer Christmas appealAs the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer, John Crace has spent the past five weeks catching trains at the crack of dawn to secure a front row seat at events – anywhere in the country – where he can scrutinise the key players in this election. He talks to Anushka Asthana about what he has witnessed.And: the Guardian’s social policy editor, Patrick Butler, on the Guardian and Observer charity appeal 2019, which is supporting four charities that provide natural solutions to tackle the climate crisis. There is more information here. Continue reading...
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Kris Jenner is dishing out Botox injections to her pals and family for Christmas
The self-proclaimed momager, 64, has teamed up with Botox Cosmetic to promote their $100 gift card for the youth-preserving treatment and she is gifting the vouchers to her loved ones for Christmas
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Democrats erupt in fury as Republican names suspected whistle-blower during impeachment hearing
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert claimed Democrats have blocked witnesses who might undercut their theories. He named seven during a hearing, including a man widely thought to be the whistle-blower.
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Ronda Rousey confirms WWE comeback after eight months away from the ring
Rousey last month appeared to hint that her WWE career was over, but she has confirmed she wants to combine comeback with plans to start a family
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Real Madrid 'will eliminate' Liverpool! Zidane has his smile back as he looks ahead to Champions League draw
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no concerns over who they will face in the knockout stages in the Champions League - even Liverpool.
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David Hasselhoff, 67, relives his Knight Rider days with wife Hayley Roberts, 39, during a gala
The Baywatch star, 67, posed on the bonnet of the show's famous car K.I.T.T, which was parked outside the Savoy Theatre in London.
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Your guide to polling day as Britain votes in general election
Polling stations in the UK are open from 7am until 10pm, when an exit poll will give the first indication of the results. Votes will then be counted overnight.
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House panel edits Trump articles of impeachment in rare evening session
Judiciary committee chair calls president’s obstruction of congress ‘absolute and without precedent’The House judiciary committee took the first steps on Wednesday toward voting on articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the charges against him.The committee held a rare evening session to put the finishing touches on the articles, which were unveiled Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Inside I'm A Celebrity winner Jacqueline Jossa's welcome home bash
The actress, 27 was giddy with delight at the surprise bash hosted by her loved ones, complete with balloons, doughnuts and even an inflatable snake after she arrived back in the UK.
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PAUL THOMAS on... Corbyn's political pals
'You have all of OUR votes, Comrade Corbyn'
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CRAIG BROWN: Does ANY chap need Heston Blumenthal's £799 BBQ?! 
CRAIG BROWN: On this year's 'ultimate gift guide for him' is Heston Blumenthal's £799 BBQ, a £150 leather bar tool set and £45 biscuits shaped like cars. Fancy packaging is hiking the price tags.
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Man who slit prison supervisor's throat is executed by lethal injection in Texas
Travis Runnels, 46, was convicted of killing the prison boot factory supervisor more than 10 years ago. He attacked him because he was upset he had to work as a janitor.
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Please vote to impeach Trump, Jerry Nadler pleads with Republicans
Chairman Jerry Nadler implored Republican members to vote for impeachment as he laid out a case against President Trump during the first primetime impeachment hearing.
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Is this the new PPI scandal? Financial watchdog announces probe into booming equity release market
It is feared that equity release could soon echo the PPI mis-selling scandal which has rocked Britain in recent years. Experts last night said the industry was 'ripe for mis-selling'.
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Games Inbox: The Game Awards 2019 predictions, Resident Evil 3 Nemesis redesign, and BioShock 4 Rapture
The Thursday Inbox thinks Project Scarlett will end up being more powerful than PS5, as one readers wonders why Disney hates video games.
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Electoral entreaties abound on the front pages as the UK papers herald the arrival of polling day“Corbyn urges voters to deliver ‘shock to the establishment’” says the Guardian as Jeremy Corbyn hammers home the theme of his Labour leadership.Guardian front page, Thursday 12 December 2019: Corbyn urges voters to deliver ‘shock to the establishment' pic.twitter.com/dCyYOd2nTv Continue reading...
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'He was a pure artist': Robert Klippel's junkyard sculptures return to the spotlight
The internationally acclaimed Modernist was never a household name in Australia – but a new exhibition of his work aims to change thatMaterial and form were everything to the Australian artist Robert Klippel; whether he was carving in wood, creating assemblages out of metal or creating dizzyingly intricate collages, he tapped into an alphabet, or visual grammar, of his own devising.“His ‘language of forms’ looks at natural history and science to understand how things are put together,” says Kirsty Grant, curator of Assembled, The Art of Robert Klippel, a major survey show of the artist at Tarrawarra Museum of Art in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Continue reading...
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Frank Warren claims Andy Ruiz Jr brought 'disgrace to boxing' in defeat to Anthony Joshua
Promoter Warren says Ruiz had an obligation to ensure level playing field for watching boxing fans, and his lack of preparation was to blame for poor fight
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Next Arsenal manager: Odds shorten for Diego Simeone and Roberto Martinez
Carlo Ancelotti remains the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Unai Emery as Arsenal manager, but the odds have shortened significantly for both Diego Simeone and Roberto Martinez.
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CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews The Apprentice on last night's TV
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Hilarious moment Burfee the dog becomes confused by his 'cone of shame'
Comical footage, captured by owner Archana Bhattaram, 33, at her home in Los Angeles, California, shows the moment Burfee the Samoyed believes he is stuck between two walls.
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John Humphrys lands weekly Classic FM show after quitting Radio 4
John Humphrys is to present a Classic FM show from 3pm to 5pm every Sunday, starting on January 5. He had a guest spot in October and says his new role shows 'there really is life after politics'.
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Mother names newborn twins Ronnie and Reggie…not knowing their famous namesakes
Mother-of-five Lisa Tarr, 27, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire gave birth to the the premature boys in October and they fought off a bout of bronchitis.
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RICHARD KAY: David Bellamy, the jolly green giant of nature broadcasting 
RICHARD KAY: David was everywhere - on Bellamy's Britain, Bellamy's Europe and Bellamy's Backyard Safari. He was larger than life in every way - a physically big and dominating presence.
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BBC newsreader Huw Edwards appears to be modelling himself on Robbie Williams
BBC presenter Huw Edwards appears to be mimicking Robbie Williams' salt and pepper quiff, green aviators and turtle-neck - making them unlikely doppelgangers.
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'Where did my doors go?' Icelandic man films his home buried in snow
Shocking footage, captured by Bragi Valsson in Holmavik, Iceland, on December 11, shows the moment his property is covered by a blanket of snow.
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Furious little boy kicks car and tells off driver after he knocks down mother on zebra crossing 
Shocking footage, captured in the Dadukou District, Chongqing, China, on December 4, shows the moment a furious child kicks a car that knocked down his mother at a zebra crossing.
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