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Ex-Mexico treasury chief rejects 2nd set of accusations
Mexico’s former treasury and foreign relations secretary has angrily denied accusations by a lawyer for another former Cabinet secretary who claims he used embezzled government money to finance election campaigns
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Frank Lampard issues Christian Pulisic injury update for Chelsea vs Tottenham
The winger has missed Chelsea's last five matches.
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Bake Off's Noel Fielding told to leave by Matt Lucas after 'excruciating' moment
Noel Fielding was asked to leave the Great British Bake Off tent by co-host Matt Lucas after a 'tumbleweed' quip left the atmosphere as flat as a baking nightmare
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The £100million lifeline for communities hardest hit by the crisis
Barclays' £100m COVID-19 Community Aid Programme has launched to support vital charitable work during this difficult time
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Couple pay double asking price for £200k cottage that's not even got a kitchen
ME sufferer Dee Rand, 50, and husband Philip, 49, decided to up sticks and leave London behind for a tiny cottage in Shropshire after the pandemic took hold - but found themselves in a savage bidding war
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London black cab Covid-19 safety exaggerated in advert, says watchdog
An advert for London black cabs exaggerated how much the vehicles could reduce the spread of Covid-19, the advertising watchdog has found.
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Paul Pogba breaks silence on Man Utd's Champions League win after being left out
Manchester United emerged 4-1 winners over Istanbul Basaksehir to command a healthy position in their Champions League group, including Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig
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Seven Thai activists face charges of insulting king on eve of mass protest
Summons for pro-democracy leaders are the first under lese-majesty rules for more than two years and come ahead of rally over monarch’s wealthSeven leaders of Thailand’s anti-government protests have been summoned to face charges of insulting the monarchy a day before a planned demonstration to demand that the king give up control of the royal fortune.The charges announced ahead of Wednesday’s protest will be the first brought under so-called lese-majesty laws relating to insults to the royal family in more than two years. Anyone found guilty faces up to 15 years in prison. Continue reading...
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Cornish coastal town St Ives is the happiest place to live in Great Britain, study shows
The former fishing community in Cornwall topped the leaderboard - with other coastal and rural areas also scoring highly.
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China warning: Joe Biden blasted as ‘weak president’ who can’t fix tensions ‘overnight’
JOE BIDEN will not be able to fix US-China relations "overnight", a China studies expert has claimed.
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SAGE Scrooge warns Christmas bubbles are a 'recipe for regret' that will 'throw fuel on Covid fire'
Director of the University College London Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care Professor Andrew Hayward (pictured) claimed the five days of festive freedom will 'lead to increase transmission'.
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Secret Cabinet Office Brexit memo warns of 'systematic economic crisis' with coronavirus
The Cabinet Office dossier presents a perfect storm: 'severe flooding, pandemic influenza, a novel emerging infectious disease and coordinated industrial action, against a backdrop of (Brexit).'
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Woman, 48, unable to have kids found dead by husband six days after pet dog died
Kim Whitham, a retail sales assistant from Worthing, West Sussex, had struggled at not being able to have children before the deaths of her pet dog Lily, an inquest heard
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Parents left heartbroken after the memorial tree they planted for their daughter, 11, is torn down
The parents of 11-year-old Alanya were shocked to discover the remembrance tree for their daughter at the Wendover Memorial Woodland in Buckinghamshire had been chopped down.
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PAUL THOMAS on... Joe Biden's transition
'All right, all right - I'm thinking about leaving'
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Defecting gymnast escapes North Korea by ‘vaulting 12 foot border wall’
A NORTH KOREAN gymnast has sensationally vaulted over a 12ft barbed wire fence to reach freedom in the south according to reports.
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President-elect says ‘this is not a third Obama term’ in first sit-down interview
Although his list of cabinet nominees included many Obama-era alumni, Joe Biden said the challenges facing him were uniqueIn his first sit-down interview since the election, President-elect Joe Biden declared his presidency would not be “a third Obama term” and promised to represent the full spectrum of the country and the Democratic party.Speaking with NBC News’ Lester Holt on Tuesday evening, Biden said the challenges facing him were unique and sought to shake off the shadow of the man who he served as vice-president. Continue reading...
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Din O'Saurs discovered! Ireland's first dinosaur fossils are found in County Antrim
The fossil bones are from a four-legged plant-eating scelidosaurus and a deadly two-legged carnivore sarcosaurus and were found in Antrim.
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China hails 'roaring' Moon launch as Beijing looks to dominate space amid US tensions
CHINA hailed the "roaring" launch of its robotic spacecraft deployed to recover moon rocks as it looks to edge ahead in the space race.
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Coronavirus: ‘Inadequate’ stockpiles forced Health Department to pay extra £10bn for PPE, report finds
Worldwide scramble for protective gear sent prices soaring by 1,000% or more
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Vladimir Putin can’t take Russia’s coronavirus vaccine despite ‘very high effectiveness’
VLADIMIR PUTIN has not taken Russia's coronavirus vaccine, months after his daughter had taken the jab.
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Mason Mount reveals Frank Lampard’s warning to Chelsea squad before Tottenham clash
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Holly Willoughby resists change as she'd be 'unemployed without blonde hair'
Holly Willoughby has said that without her famous blonde hair then she would not be where she is now as Davina McCall suggests a change in colour
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EU plots to ban British sausages from Europe if a post-Brexit trade deal isn't inked by January 1 
Sausages, burgers, mince and other products could be subject to a two-way embargo if the UK and EU do not reach an agreement before the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1.
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Parents of three kids living away face choosing which come home for Christmas
The planned restrictions, to take effect across all of Britain from December 23, will mean three adult children living away from home cannot all return to see their parents for Christmas
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Covid in Scotland: Oil and gas sector in economic turmoil, says report
Reduced activity sees confidence "slashed" and more redundancies expected in 2021, a survey reveals.
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Easing restrictions at Christmas only ‘throwing fuel on Covid fire,’ Government scientific advisor warns
The relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions over Christmas could lead to a third wave of the virus, a member of the Government's scientific advisors has warned.
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Columnist Suzanne Moore reveals she left the Guardian because she was 'betrayed and bullied'
The award-winning British journalist (pictured), 62, said she felt hounded out by the 338 colleagues who rounded on her over an article that caused a 'transphobia' row.
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Biden denies his new administration will be a third Obama term
Speaking to NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, Biden also revealed that he has not spoken to President Donald Trump directly since the election.
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Salon owner in Covid hotspot who stayed open during lockdown is hit with fines totalling £27,000
Sinead Quinn, who owns Quinn Blakey Hairdressers in Oakenshaw, near Bradford, West Yorks., initially faced a fine of £4,000 for repeated breaches over the weekend.
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Sanford replaces CEO after controversial email about masks
The head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest has been replaced after telling employees that he had recovered from COVID-19 and was not wearing a mask
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EXPLAINER: China's claims of coronavirus on frozen foods
China’s has stirred controversy with claims to have detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food
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Christmas bubbles to 'throw fuel on Covid fire' and cause deaths - SAGE expert
The UK's five-day Christmas bubbles for three households will likely lead to a third wave, lead to more deaths and 'throw fuel on the Covid fire', SAGE's Professor Andrew Hayward has warned
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Prince Philip is a 'devoted reader of books about UFOs'
It is believed that he became interested in UFOs and aliens because of his uncle Lord Mountbatten - who wrote an official report about a flying saucer landing on his estate.
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Joe Biden: Irish border must remain open after Brexit
Joe Biden has again warned that Brexit must not jeopardise the Northern Ireland peace process, stressing the importance of keeping the Irish border open.
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More than 120 whales die in mass stranding on Chatham Islands
Ninety-seven whales died and dozens more had to be euthanised by rescue workersA mass stranding on the far-flung Chatham Islands in the Pacific Ocean has resulted in the deaths of more than 120 whales.Ninety-seven pilot whales and three dolphins have died in the stranding, with 28 pilot whales and three dolphins having to be euthanised, said staff from New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DoC). Continue reading...
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Games Inbox: Xbox Series X best game, PS5 pros and cons, and Oculus Quest 2 vs. next gen
The Wednesday Inbox names Xbox Game Pass as an essential service for lockdown, as one reader asks about the next gen without broadband.
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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Fury at Kate Middleton's tennis club over council's £130 road fines 
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: A London council's tactic to prevent 'outsiders' using its cut-through roads could result in Kate Middleton being fined £130 each time she visits her tennis club.
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Missing fisherman is found dead in his bunk after 'scallop wars' boat sank
The body of Adam Harper, 26, was recovered from the wreck of the Joanna C fishing boat in Brixham, Devon, on Monday night.
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Rafael da Silva sends message to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United beat Istanbul Basaksehir
The Brazilian returned to Old Trafford for the first time since his exit in 2015.
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What a corking result! British sparkling wine beats champagne in blind taste test 
Champagne aficionados may claim the French brands have a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to flavour and quality. But in blind taste tests, English sparking wine is coming out on top.
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Grant Shapps admits new Covid cycle lanes have caused traffic jams and hit 999 calls 
The Transport Secretary insisted cycle lanes have been 'used brilliantly' in many places but criticised councils causing gridlock with badly designed schemes.
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Donald Trump blasts former defence secretary at bizarre White House Thanksgiving event
DONALD TRUMP has headed his final presidential turkey pardon ceremony, using the occasion to look back over a tough year and cement his current policies.
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I'm A Celebrity UK hit by claims the show is FAKE as 'stars film the trials in a separate studio'
According to The Sun , stars are taken to a separate structure away from Gwrych Castle to record the challenges, as bosses were unable to drastically alter the historical site.
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Australia: Extreme weather stretching 4,500km from Broome to Canberra will see 50C days
The heatwave signals the start of summer, with experts warning the hot conditions could be dangerous as Australians are still acclimatising from a cool spring. 
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Americans join miles-long queues at food banks across the US as thousands face hunger during pandemic
States like California, Texas, Michigan, and New York report long food bank lines ahead of Thanksgiving
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Biden doesn’t rule out his Justice Department investigating Trump
President-elect Joe Biden did not rule his Justice Department investigating Donald Trump once the outgoing president is a citizen again – and noted he would be powerless to stop probes by the state of New York.
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Student, 21, left 'with nothing' after fake 'Royal Mail' scammers stole £2,500
The woman from Bristol said she was approached via email and followed the link she received because it seemed 'legit' - shortly after that, she discovered it was all a scam
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