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Wedding cancelled as fire engulfs reception venue in Rye

BBC News - 2 hours 40 min ago
One guest says the bridesmaids' dresses came out "singed and water-damaged".
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‘Cats’ musical fans confused by ‘weird and creepy’ film adaption

Channel 4 News - 2 hours 57 min ago

It’s got stars galore and an Oscar-winning director at the helm, yet the trailer for the Hollywood adaptation of Cats has sent the fur flying worldwide.
It’s been described as catnip online with the film trending across all social media platforms.
Critics complained that the felines created through special effects look “weird and creepy”.
The movie starring Dame Judi Dench and Idris Elba uses CGI to turn human actors into something furry and tabby like.

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Kashmir issue will be resolved soon: Rajnath

Times of India - 2 hours 59 min ago
“Jammu and Kashmir will be terrorism free soon as the international community has joined hands to collectively fight against terrorism,” Rajnath told mediapersons at a brief media interaction at Kathua. He slammed separatist leaders in the Valley for “using our children to pelt stones” when their own offsprings are studying abroad.
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Hong Kong protests: Pro-China groups hold rally

Al Jazeera - 3 hours 1 min ago
Thousands turned out for a so-called Safeguard Hong Kong rally, calling for unity in a city that has become deeply divided.
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Pictured: Army private, 27, leaves wife and three children after being killed in car crash

Daily Mail - 3 hours 2 min ago
Private Ross Thomas Standing, 27, who was based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, was declared dead at the scene of the collision which took place last Saturday on the A420.
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Labour vows to end privatisation of council services

Channel 4 News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Labour has said it will seek to end much of the outsourcing of council services to private companies, if it comes into power.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said services such as rubbish collection, street cleaning and school dinners could be taken back in-house.

His party wants to end what it calls an “expensive, inefficient, ideological pursuit of privatisation”.

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Ethiopia: At least 17 killed in violence over Sidama autonomy

Al Jazeera - 3 hours 3 min ago
A local official says 13 people were killed a day after hospital authorities reported four died of gunshot wounds.
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British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

BBC News - 3 hours 6 min ago
The airline halts all flights to the Egyptian capital for a week as a security "precaution".
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Barring of Moscow council candidates draws 12,000 to protest

ABC (USA) - 3 hours 7 min ago
About 12,000 people have turned out to protest the Moscow election commission's decision to reject several opposition figures as candidates in the Russian capital's city council election

Suspect in shooting of Turkish diplomat arrested

ABC (USA) - 3 hours 18 min ago
Kurdish security officials say they have arrested the lead suspect in the shooting of a Turkish diplomat in Iraq's semi-autonomous region

Wallabies' Rugby Championship campaign off to poor start after Springboks loss

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 20 min ago
The Wallabies' 56-year losing drought at Ellis Park has continued after South Africa registered a 35-17 victory to begin the Rugby Championship in fine fashion.
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Kitesurfer dies after being caught by freak gust of wind that sent him crashing into concrete wall

Daily Mail - 3 hours 21 min ago
As the man was setting up his kite at Camber Sands in East Sussex, he was carried away in front of horrified onlookers by wind and landed on a concrete wall, where he was dragged across the rocks.
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Slaughterhouse employee slits cow's throat in parking lot

Daily Mail - 3 hours 26 min ago
Dashcam footage shows the employee pursuing the young cow, killing it - then leaving it to writhe on the pavement next to the store in Bloomfield, Hartford County.
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Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit dies aged 81

CNN - 3 hours 26 min ago
Indian politicians have paid tribute to Sheila Dikshit, a senior Congress Party leader and the former chief minister of Delhi, who died on Saturday at the age of 81.
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Their ancestors were slain a century ago along the US-Mexico border. They say now is the time to retell the horror

CNN - 3 hours 35 min ago
From the sedan's back seat, Melba Coody watched as the mesquite-lined flatland of South Texas rushed by. About a century ago, she explained, her family owned all this property, as far as the eye could see.
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Tour de France: Alaphilippe extends lead as Frenchmen shine in Pyrenees

CNN - 3 hours 42 min ago
Going into the Tour de France's first big mountain climb in the Pyrenees, the question was: How much time would Geraint Thomas make up on Julian Alaphilippe?
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Thibaut Pinot transforms rage into iconic win as Thomas loses ground

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 48 min ago
An enraged Thibaut Pinot put the hammer down on the first major mountain test of the Tour de France, leading a French one-two ahead of overall leader Julian Alaphilippe to triumph at the top of the iconic Col du Tourmalet on Saturday.
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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for 7 days as ‘precaution’

Russia Today - 3 hours 53 min ago
The UK’s flag carrier has apparently suspended all its flights to the capital of Egypt for a whole week, calling the move a “precaution,” letters from the company shared by stranded passengers indicate.
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‘Great day for all humanity’: Nazi-looted artwork finally returned to Italy after 75yrs (VIDEO)

Russia Today - 3 hours 53 min ago
German authorities have finally returned an 18th-century masterpiece that was stolen from Florence, Italy by Nazi soldiers during the Second World War and retained by an unnamed family.
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