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‘No one will be untouched’:

‘No one will be untouched’:

'No one will be untouched': Climate change will lead to war, famine and extreme  weather No one will be untouched...

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Fur trade now worth the same to the economy as Wi-Fi

Fur trade now worth the same to the economy as Wi-Fi

From hand-cut fur pom poms to hooded fur  gilets, Alexander McQueen's AW14 show was almost entirely made up of the ...

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Air pollution: High levels to spread across England

Air pollution: High levels to spread across England

Government health advice has been issued amid warnings pollution spreading across England will again hit high levels...

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US man walks free after 25 years on death row

US man walks free after 25 years on death row

A man who spent more than 25 years on death row in the US state of Louisiana has walked free from prison after his mu...

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Met devastated by Lawrence review

Met devastated by Lawrence review

The head of the Metropolitan Police has said a damning report, which found officers had spied on the family of the mu...

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Church of England bishops demand action over hunger

Church of England bishops demand action over hunger

Forty-three Christian leaders, including 27 Anglican bishops, have signed a letter urging David Cameron to ensure peo...

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A tooth for a tooth

A tooth for a tooth

A Saudi man who admitted knocking a tooth out  of his mother's mouth after punching her has been told he will have t...

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Fairtrade sales in UK rise 14% to £1.78bn

Fairtrade sales in UK rise 14% to £1.78bn

Sales of fairtrade products in the UK rose by 14% last year to £1.78bn, new figures have shown. The Fairtrade Found...

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Syria conflict: UN restarts aid mission in Homs

Syria conflict: UN restarts aid mission in Homs

The UN has restarted its aid mission in the besieged rebel-held Old City of Homs after hours of talks aimed at saving...

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Princes Charles and William ‘unite for wildlife’

Princes Charles and William ‘unite for wildlife’

They are seated side by side, looking straight into camera - two future British kings with a message that matters dee...

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Animal trafficking: Wildlife trade crisis talks held

Animal trafficking: Wildlife trade crisis talks held

Experts from around the world are gathering in London to discuss "the global crisis" in the wildlife trade. Conserva...

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Spain abortion: Challenge to bill fails in parliament

Spain abortion: Challenge to bill fails in parliament

A controversial bill in Spain to end women's right to abortion on demand is set to be passed after an opposition cha...

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A London teenager has died after taking ecstasy

A London teenager has died after taking ecstasy

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs was taken to hospital in the early hours of Saturday after becoming unconscious at a rave in Haye...

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Selfridges bans luxury cat dung coffee

Selfridges bans luxury cat dung coffee

A cup of Kopi Luwak coffee is considered the  height of luxury and can cost as much as £60, however the price in an...

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Energy drinks do as much harm as drugs

Energy drinks do as much harm as drugs

Energy drinks are as harmful as drugs and  should be banned from schools, according to a government adviser. Drin...

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Nicolas Anelka: FA charges West Brom striker over gesture

Nicolas Anelka: FA charges West Brom striker over gesture

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka is facing a minimum five-match ban if found guilty of a Football Association charge...

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Syria accused of torture and 11,000 executions

Syria accused of torture and 11,000 executions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25822571 There is clear evidence that Syria has systematically tortured...

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Afghanistan mission accomplished, says  Cameron

Afghanistan mission accomplished, says Cameron

UK troops can come home from Afghanistan knowing it was "mission accomplished", David Cameron has said as he visited...

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Seattle marks first legal cannabis anniversary

Seattle marks first legal cannabis anniversary

Residents in Seattle, Washington, have held a public celebration, marking 12 months of legalised recreational cannabi...

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Syria crisis: UN launches record $6.5bn aid appeal

Syria crisis: UN launches record $6.5bn aid appeal

The United Nations has announced its biggest ever appeal, seeking $6.5bn (£4bn; 4.7bn euros) for humanitarian aid to...

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The life of Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

The life of Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

Click the link for information on Mandela's life http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23043987  ...

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Right-to-die challenge reaches Supreme Court

Right-to-die challenge reaches Supreme Court

Campaigners for the right to die are to have their arguments heard by the Supreme Court in the latest round of their...

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Mandela death: South Africa and world mourn

Mandela death: South Africa and world mourn

South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thu...

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Tottenham fans asked about anti-semitic chants

Tottenham fans asked about anti-semitic chants

Tottenham Hotspur are sending out a questionnaire to fans about controversial chanting at their matches, seen by many...

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