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Kabul hit by deadly car bomb

A car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least 10 people, say officials. Several people were also injured in the blast and the number of casualties is expected to rise. Details of the explosion, in the western area of the capital, were not immediately clear but ...

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Guy Hedger: £10,000 reward offered for weapon information

Image copyright Dorset Police Image caption Guy Hedger was at home with his husband when he was killed A £10,000 reward is being offered for information about the death of a businessman who was shot at his home in Dorset. Guy Hedger, 61, was killed in the early hours of ...

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Dog attack powers ‘not being used’

Image copyright PA Image caption The increased powers to deal with dog attacks were introduced in 2014 Powers introduced to curb dog attacks are not being used by the authorities, a Freedom of Information request by the Victoria Derbyshire show suggests. Some 77% of the 311 councils in England, Scotland ...

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Women ‘unsure how much to eat while pregnant’ – survey

Image copyright PA Most women do not know how much they should be eating while pregnant, a survey has suggested. The National Charity Partnership found only a third of the expectant mothers questioned got the correct answer. Health watchdog NICE advises that in the first six months of pregnancy women ...

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Fire services ‘spending millions’ on animal rescues

Image copyright Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue A dog stuck in a wine rack and a snake tangled in an electric fire are some of the 15,293 animal rescues fire services have attended in the last three years. The cost of these reached at least £6m between 2014 and 2016, with ...

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New Jersey man, 25, wins $8m at poker World Series

Image copyright Reuters A 25-year-old from New Jersey has won $8.1m (£6.2m) and become the world poker champion at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Scott Blumstein told reporters afterwards that it was “just the best feeling”, but he was not motivated by the money. Mr Blumstein, who ...

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Time for a revamp

Image copyright Sally Steve Image caption Sally Steve with the cuddly toy owl she won with her dad Walter in 1977 “A toaster, a fondue set, a cuddly toy!” The Generation Game, which began in 1971, will be back with the promise of more prizes, conveyor belts and Bake Off ...

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‘Deep cuts’

Image copyright James Andrews Image caption James, 43, says government plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness are a “good idea” WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: You may find some of these images distressing. When James Andrews’ friend invited him over to the beach earlier this month to try out ...

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Donald Trump lawyer denies looking into presidential self-pardons

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US president says he has “complete power” to issue pardons A lawyer for Donald Trump says the US president’s legal team is not looking at ways he could pardon himself. “I don’t know where this came from. There is nothing to pardon,” Jay Sekulow ...

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Newspaper headlines: Corbyn on student debt and Needham ‘breakthrough’

<!– This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer Newspaper headlines: Corbyn on student debt and Needham ‘breakthrough’ By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Mail leads on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn saying he did not know how much ...

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Man charged with kidnap, rape and murder of teenager

Image copyright Google Image caption Police found the body of the 19-year-old at this property in Kingston Upon Thames A man has been charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman. The Metropolitan Police said the 33-year-old had also been charged with the rape, attempted murder and ...

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Luton Airport arrest as ‘man tried to open aircraft door’

Image copyright Luton Airport Image caption The incident happened on board a flight from Poland A plane passenger was tackled by fellow travellers as he tried to open an emergency door on board a flight. Police were called to London’s Luton Airport shortly before 23:00 BST on Saturday to deal ...

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