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US suicides 'spiked after Robin Williams's death'

There were 10% more US suicides than expected in the five months after the actor's death.

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Woman unknowingly adopts dog she gave up as a child

A woman is back together with the dog she had given up as a child after unknowingly adopting it

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Canadian friends hold wedding-themed divorce party

The group pulled out old wedding dresses to celebrate the day a friend's divorce became official.

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US Senate reaches two-year budget deal

The budget bill will "break the long cycle of spending crises" says Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.

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Trudeau: 'Peoplekind' correction was a 'dumb joke'

"I made a dumb joke a few days ago that seems to have gone a little viral," the Canadian PM says.

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Cornell fraternity punished for 'pig roast' sex competition

Points were rewarded to members who slept with the most women, with bonuses for heavier partners.

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Alabama man arrested after child porn video goes viral

Police say the video was widely shared online in a misguided effort to find the video creator.

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Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Thirty-six people are charged for their alleged involvement in running a giant cyber-crime site.

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Black Panther: Fans share what the film means to them

The #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe hashtag has sparked excitement over the new all-black superhero film

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Stock markets: US shares rise after wild swings

US markets edge higher in early trade, helping to calm global markets.

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How the world reacted to Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy launch

Social media reacts to the world's most powerful rocket making its maiden flight.

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California judge sides with baker in 'gay cake' row

A California judge rules that a Christian bakery owner can refuse wedding cakes to gay couples.

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Russian Tumblr trolls pose as black activists, says Buzzfeed

A Buzzfeed investigation says Russian trolls have been posing as black activists on the site.

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Winter Olympics : US skiers use VR goggles & brain zapping headphones

Virtual reality and headphones that zap your brain - the US Ski team's quest for Olympic gold at the Winter Olympics.

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Uber boss takes stand at driverless trial

Ex-Uber boss is pressed on allegations he orchestrated the theft of trade secrets from Google's Waymo.

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Kylie Jenner calls daughter Stormi and people have thoughts

The reality star's post announcing the name has quickly become one of Instagram's most-liked posts ever.

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What's behind the Justin Timberlake backlash?

Reviews of Justin Timberlake's new album have been brutal. What did he do wrong?

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Steve Wynn: Casino mogul resigns from Wynn Resorts

The businessman resigns from Wynn Resorts amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

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The abuse victim who has protested in the same spot for 20 years

Abuse victim John Wojnowski has spent 20 years protesting outside the Vatican Embassy in the US. Why?

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Elon Musk rocket launch - how it unfolded

Falcon Heavy successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket's payload is Elon Musk's own Tesla.

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Washington nursery 'waxed children's eyebrows'

Officials are investigating after two mothers said their children were waxed without permission.

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Quentin Tarantino interview about Roman Polanksi 'rape' resurfaces

Audio emerges of Quentin Tarantino arguing that Roman Polanksi didn't rape a 13-year-old girl.

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Canada PM Trudeau faces PC backlash over 'peoplekind' comment

Justin Trudeau's comment that the term "peoplekind" is more inclusive than "mankind" sparks ridicule.

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Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

The world's most powerful rocket successfully lifts clear of its pad on historic maiden flight.

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Quentin Tarantino: Uma Thurman car crash was a 'horrendous mistake'

The director says persuading the actress to drive a car that crashed on set was "heartbreaking".

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US shares swing wildly after two days of losses

Wall Street shares see frantic trading after two days of losses on global markets.

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Daca Dreamers: Trump unlikely to extend immigration deadline

The president had previously hinted that protected status for so-called Dreamers could be extended.

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Colorado sheriff's deputy becomes third to die in 2018

A sheriff's deputy was killed after gunfire broke out in an auto theft investigation.

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Reality Check: Does UK spend half as much on health as US?

Donald Trump said the NHS was "going broke and not working", but the NHS chief executive hit back.

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US politics is not beanbag, says strategist Roger Stone

US President Donald Trump will be judged on his deeds not words says the political strategist.

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Olympics: Ivanka Trump to attend closing ceremony

The first daughter will lead the US delegation at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony.

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11 things we spotted in the Oscars class photo

Including bulging biceps and cardboard cut-outs.

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No, Trump did not tweet 'Dow Joans'

Author says joke post was "everywhere within 10 minutes" and deleting it "felt wrong" and "dangerous".

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Powerball winner sues for anonymity over $560m jackpot

The US woman wants the money but does not want her details to be released, as state law dictates.

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John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

Mahoney had a distinguished theatre career but is best known for his role in the hit US sitcom.

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Trump calls Democrats 'treasonous' and 'un-American'

President Trump calls Democratic lawmakers failure to appreciate his Congress speech "treasonous".

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The extraordinary healing powers of music

The US National Institutes of Health is exploring the relationship between music and the brain.

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Illegal immigrant held in NFL star's death

Police say the driver was a twice-deported immigrant from Guatemala who fled the scene of the crash.

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Incest charge as US woman has baby 'by her biological father'

Katie's mother left her husband after he allegedly began sleeping in their daughter's room.

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Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency loses track of $800m

The Defense Logistics Agency says it did not expect a "clean" audit as hundreds of millions vanishes.

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Sex toys mysteriously delivered to Canadian university students

Student unions across the country have been getting mysterious packages from an anonymous sender.

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Dow Jones index tumbles nearly 1,500 points

The leading US share index has plunged 5.8% in one of the worst one day falls on record.

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Otto Warmbier's father to attend Olympics in South Korea

Mr Trump has said that Warmbier's treatment proves the brutality of the North Korean regime.

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Democrats push Trump to release rebuttal memo

The party says it is a matter of "fundamental fairness" that the public learn the other side.

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A Massachusetts dog's quest for a pancake ends in flames

Surveillance video shows the moment a dog starts a fire after reaching for a pancake atop a stove.

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Two Canadians held hostage in Syria released

Sean Allen Moore and Jolly Bimbachi have been freed and are in Turkish custody.

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Larry Nassar jailed for another 40 to 125 years

The disgraced ex-doctor was sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years in a different Michigan county.

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Super Bowl ad criticised for using Martin Luther King speech

Some critics said the advert for the Dodge car company's Ram trucks was hypocritical.

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President Trump: NHS 'going broke and not working'

The US president tweets about the NHS while criticising his political rivals' healthcare plans.

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Esmond Bradley Martin: Ivory investigator killed in Kenya

Ex-UN envoy for rhino conservation Esmond Bradley Martin was known for his undercover work.

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Super Bowl: Philadelphia win sparks mayhem in city

Incidents of rioting and looting are reported in the city as fans celebrate historic Eagles' win.

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Super Bowl: Selfie Kid's big moment with Timberlake

Why 13 year old boy is the most famous teenager in the world right now?

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Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Lauri Love, from Suffolk, is suspected of hacking into FBI, US Central Bank and Nasa systems.

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What Kylie Jenner's pregnancy video tells us

The reality TV star confirms the birth of her first child by releasing a video documenting her pregnancy.

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Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles win first title with stunning win over New England Patriots

The Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl for the first time after defeating the New England Patriots in an extraordinary encounter in Minneapolis.

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Justin Timberlake plays Prince and takes selfies at Super Bowl show

The star pays tribute to Prince and takes selfies with fans during a spectacular half-time show.

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From a broken neck to a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford

Jay Ruckelshaus broke his neck and almost died - but fought back to win one of the world's top scholarships.

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Indianapolis Colts: Linebacker Edwin Jackson 'killed by drink driver'

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has died after being hit by a suspected drink driver in Indiana on Sunday.

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US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting but had kept quiet about her pregnancy.

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US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting but had kept quiet about her pregnancy.

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South Carolina train crash: Amtrak 'on the wrong track'

Officials investigate whether a South Carolina crash that killed two was due to wrongly set points.

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Kim Cattrall appeals for help finding brother missing in Canada

The actor's brother's keys, wallet and phone were left on his kitchen table in Alberta, Canada.

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Amtrak crash: Two killed after trains collide in South Carolina

Two people died when a train carrying 147 people collided with a goods train, police say.

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China accuses US of 'Cold War mentality' over nuclear policy

China joins Russia in condemning a newly-announced US policy to develop smaller atomic bombs.

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