Update: 'Extremist' gunman on run after four die in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting

The gunman is said to be on the run after the shooting.

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Virgin Galactic rocket plane could reach ‘space altitudes’ during next test

The company said VSS Unity is set to take its pilots into an ‘expanded envelope’ for the first time.

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Four killed as gunman opens fire in Brazilian cathedral after mass

The assailant also took his own life.

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Stormy Daniels ordered by judge to pay Donald Trump’s legal fees

Her lawyer says the decision will be overturned on appeal.

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Theresa May brushes aside speculation of impending confidence vote

The British Prime Minister said she had found a ‘shared determination’ to deal with Brexit concerns during meetings with EU leaders.

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Google boss Sundar Pichai fends off claims of political bias

The chief executive faced a grilling about its usage of people’s data and its work with China.

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Bill Cosby’s lawyers list trial ‘errors’ as they prepare appeal bid

The veteran comedian is serving his sentence in a state prison.

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UK footballer, 14, dies after ‘freak accident’ collision with player

Luca Campanaro was seriously injured in an under-15s away match.

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Jury recommends life plus 419 years for man who drove car into protesters

James Alex Fields Jr targeted crowds opposing a right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Trump clashes with Democratic leaders amid shutdown threat over border wall

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are urging the president to find another solution.

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Space station crew on spacewalk to inspect mysterious hole

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev are on what is expected to be a six-hour spacewalk.

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Macron measures to quell French protests 'will cost €10bn'

Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost €10bn, the government has said. ...

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Jamal Khashoggi among four journalists named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

The group, which Time calls the “guardians”, includes murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Jeremy Corbyn accuses British Prime Minister of 'demeaning' her office over Brexit

Britain's Labour leader's Jeremy Corbyn has accused the British Prime Minister of demeaning her office by calling off today's Commons vote on Brexit.

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Babes in the Woods killer Russell Bishop jailed for minimum 36 years

The 52-year-old was found guilty of killing nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in a woodland den in Brighton in 1986.

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Paul Gascoigne opts for trial on ‘sex assault on train’ charge

The former footballer denied the allegation, which is said to have involved him kissing a woman while travelling from York to Newcastle.

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Trump says ‘many candidates’ want chief of staff job

Several potential successors have signalled they are not interested in the role.

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Corbyn will wait until ‘appropriate time’ to table no confidence motion in Theresa May

The UK Labour leader was challenged in the Commons by the Scottish National Party’s Pete Wishart.

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Rome’s waste troubles turn into emergency after blaze

The Salaria plant has been the subject of protests for years by residents complaining of putrid smells and demanding its closure.

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Trump says military will build border wall if Democrats block funding

The US president is meeting Democratic congressional leaders at the White House.

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British millionaire admits manslaughter following ‘rough sex’ death

John Broadhurst was cleared of murdering Natalie Connolly and causing her grievous bodily harm on the directions of the judge.

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Theresa May briefly locked in car as Angela Merkel awaits

Latest: As Theresa May arrived in Berlin for talks with Angela Merkel, she was briefly stuck in her limousine as the car door would not open..

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‘Desperate’ lit cigarette claim dismissed at Grenfell Tower probe

Whirlpool are the current owners of the Hotpoint brand.

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian after suspected car ramming

Police said the driver struck a police vehicle and then attempted to hit forces securing an area near the city of Hebron.

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‘British couple’ in 70s held after large amount of cocaine found on cruise ship

Police found 20-22lb (9-10kg) of the class A drug hidden in four suitcases.

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'He has been clamouring for months' - Lib Dems want Corbyn to back no confidence debate

Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable wants to see more action from the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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UK Labour MP in Brexit Mace protest ‘acted on spur of the moment’

Lloyd Russell-Moyle said he was protesting because the Tories were riding ‘roughshod over the principle of parliamentary democracy’.

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Grace Millane murder probe: Detectives search for shovel

Officers have received hundreds of calls about the case.

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Nasa detects new signs glaciers in East Antarctica are melting

The findings heighten fears that ice loss could lead to rising sea levels.

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Catholic nuns admit stealing nearly €500k from California church

Two Catholic nuns have admitted embezzling about half a million dollars from a school in California.

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Brexit’s key players as week of drama looms

From Theresa May to Jacob Rees-Mogg, these are the main figures as another extraordinary week starts.

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Paul Gascoigne to appear in court charged with sexual assault on train

The ex-footballer has previously said in a Tweet that he will deny the charge.

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Macron vows tax relief and urges calm in bid to quell protests

The French leader delivered a televised address after almost four weeks of demonstrations.

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Nasa craft shows tiny asteroid studded with boulders

Scientists have released the first data collected since their spacecraft Osiris-Rex hooked up last week with the asteroid Bennu.

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Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel over Brexit deal

The PM will also hold talks with her Dutch counterpart on Tuesday.

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Labour MP booted out of Commons after Brexit mace protest

Lloyd Russell-Moyle picked the mace up and marched towards the doors of the Commons.

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New Google+ bug exposed personal information of 52 million users

The tech giant has fast-tracked the closure of its Google+ social media platform by four months.

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Macron vows to use ‘all means’ to restore calm after protests

The French president said ‘no anger justifies’ attacking police or looting stores.

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Voyager 2 becomes second craft in interstellar space

The spacecraft is beyond the outer boundary of the heliosphere, 11 billion miles from Earth.

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Gene study unlocks mystery of how redheads get their locks

The University of Edinburgh carried out the biggest study of its kind to date.

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Egypt clamps down on sale of yellow vests in bid to foil protests

The high-visibility garments have been used by protesters in Europe, mainly in France.

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Irish border backstop at centre of Brexit delay

Latest: Theresa May has confirmed that the vote on Brexit that was scheduled to take place tomorrow will not go ahead.

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Voyager 2 becomes second spacecraft to reach interstellar space

Voyager 1 first achieved the feat in 2012.

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Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity gets facelift in bid to woo back Christians

Many believers have left the Holy Land because of conflict and economic hardships.

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Border backstop and Brexit delay: Your questions answered

Theresa May says there is ‘widespread and deep’ concern about the issue as she postpones the House of Commons Brexit vote.

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Justice for the Babes in the Woods after 32-year fight

Russell Bishop is finally convicted of murdering nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in a woodland den in Brighton in 1986.

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May’s next step: How can she delay the meaningful vote?

Commons’ officials revealed the options open to the British Prime Minister after she told the Cabinet that Tuesday’s vote was off.

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Nearly £100,000 spent in week promoting PM’s Brexit deal on Facebook

The UK Government’s expenditure was revealed by the social network as part of its latest transparency initiative.

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Donald Trump blames lawyer for hush money payments during campaign

The US president comes after prosecutors said payments made by Michael Cohen were intended to influence the election.

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India’s central bank boss quits amid rift with government

Urjit Patel said he was leaving for personal reasons

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