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Universal credit: Vote to extend benefit to 3 million delayed

A vote on whether to move three million people onto the new benefit system is pushed back.

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Drake under fire for kissing and fondling underage girl onstage in video

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A firestorm of online anger is forming against Canadian rapper Drake after a video surfaced that shows him kissing and fondling a 17-year-old girl at a concert.

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Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

Chief of staff Kevin Sweeney is the latest to leave the US defence department after Syria policy changes.

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Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

Chief of staff Kevin Sweeney is the latest to leave the US defence department after Syria policy changes.

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Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church

Two other officers and an onlooker were injured when the device exploded near capital Cairo.

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Brexit: PM says critics of her deal are risking democracy

Theresa May again urges MPs to back her deal - but a poll suggests only one in four voters backs it.

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US budget shutdown talks to resume on Sunday, Trump says

The president said he had made "not much headway" on the government budget with Democratic leaders.

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US budget shutdown talks to resume on Sunday, Trump says

The president said he had made "not much headway" on the government budget with Democratic leaders.

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The car with a 'split personality'

What might cars of the future look like? Theo Leggett takes a drive in a new electric concept car from French brand DS.

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Brazil deploys troops to stop violence in Fortaleza

They are patrolling the city of Fortaleza following dozens of gang attacks on shops, banks and buses.

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Obituary: Major Geoffrey Langlands, Pakistan's English teacher

Yorkshire-born Major Geoffrey Langlands arrived in Pakistan in its first days, and never left.

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Juul: The rise of a $38bn e-cigarette phenomenon

The controversial three-year-old Silicon Valley start-up sells e-cigarettes and is now valued at more than $38bn (£30bn).

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Juul: The rise of a $38bn e-cigarette phenomenon

The controversial three-year-old Silicon Valley start-up sells e-cigarettes and is now valued at more than $38bn (£30bn).

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Andrew Luck leads Colts over Texans in AFC wild-card game

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Andrew Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts raced out to a big lead and cruised to a 21-7 win over the Houston Texans in the wild-card game on Saturday.

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Meet Burundian crocodile breeder Ngendera Albert

Ngendera Albert wants to provide a safe home for crocodiles.

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Reality Check: Who rescues migrants in the Channel?

About 500 migrants attempted to travel to the UK on small boats in 2018.

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Sound of 2018 winner Sigrid reflects on her 'magical' year

From befriending a kangaroo to over-indulging on Swiss cheese, Sigrid reflects on her hectic 2018.

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NHS 10-year plan: May hails historic announcement

The prime minister promises "world class" treatments, but experts warn it will be tough to deliver.

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New £1 coin to be rolled out overseas

British overseas territories and Crown dependencies will be able to design and mint their own versions.

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China's population 'to peak' in 2029 at 1.44 billion

A government report says this point will be reached in 2029 before an "unstoppable" decline.

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Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message

The new regulation will end secret divorces - where men end a marriage without telling their wives.

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French Gilets Jaunes: Ministry broken into amid fresh protests

A government spokesman is forced to evacuate his office as violence breaks out in Paris.

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The Papers: Tributes to murdered dad and benefits 'rethink'

A photo of married father Lee Pomeroy, who was stabbed to death on a train, is on several front pages.

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Two British soldiers injured in Syria

Two British special forces soldiers seriously injured after being hit by missile in an Islamic State attack in Syria

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Gillingham 1-0 Cardiff City in FA Cup third round

League One Gillingham shock Premier League Cardiff City as Elliott List's winner sends them into the FA Cup fourth round.

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Sir Billy Connolly sorry for 'depressing' fans

A twitter post from the comedian's wife insists Billy Connolly is "not dying, not dead and not slipping away".

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Bristol Rovers bids farewell to loyal supporter, 104

Kitty Thorne began supporting the team in 1954 and attended matches until shortly before her death.

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Missing dog Canela found at RAF St Athan airfield

Canela went missing for 20 days before being found chasing birds on an RAF airfield.

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Future of cannabis not in Canada, Canadian cannabis expert claims

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For Canada's cannabis expert, the future of the drug in Canada isn't in northern commercial greenhouses, but in the fields of Central and South America.

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China's Harbin ice festival in pictures

One of the world's largest ice festivals has opened in north-eastern China.

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NBA star cancels UK trip in fear of Turkey

New York Knicks' Enes Kanter says he will not travel to London for January's NBA game because of fears over Turkish spies.

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German mass data attack 'known for weeks' by cyber officials

Cybersecurity officials knew about the leak affecting politicians, but did not tell the police.

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Streaming TV may never be as simple or inexpensive as it is now

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Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now.

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Streaming TV may never be as simple or inexpensive as it is now

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Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now.

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Streaming TV may never be as simple or inexpensive as it is now

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Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now.

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NBA star cancels UK trip in fear of Turkey

New York Knicks' Enes Kanter says he will not travel to London for January's NBA game because of fears over Turkish spies.

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'Kidnapper' chased out of North Carolina karate studio

The suspect is accused of following a woman inside before he was fought off by a top instructor.

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Russia collusion inquiry: Grand jury term extended

The decision takes Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation beyond its initial 18-month term.

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June Jones murder: Man arrested in Liverpool

A man is arrested in Liverpool over the murder of June Jones, who was found on New Year's Eve.

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Out with a Wimpy... city says goodbye to burger joint

Customers expressed their sadness at the branch's closure, including a man who proposed to his wife there.

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Military expert suggests Canada may want to consider its own space force

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President Donald Trump's push to create a U.S. space force is being welcomed by military experts in Canada, and the executive director of one defence think tank says Canada should consider following suit.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'Congresswomen can dance too'

How an attempt to embarrass United States' youngest ever congresswoman failed.

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Eat your Christmas tree (and five other top tips)

Some advice on what to do to prolong the life of your sad dying Christmas tree.

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FA Cup: 'You're in my seat!' Sanchez steals boss' chair

Watch a slightly embarrassing moment for Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez after he is substituted and sits down in boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's seat.

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ICYMI: An icy wonderland and animal counting

An icy wonderland and animal counting - some of the stories you may have missed this week.

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90-year-old American cyclist to be stripped of title after failing drugs test

A 90-year-old American is given a warning and stripped of his title after violating anti-doping laws having probably eaten contaminated meat.

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Paul Whelan: Russia rules out prisoner swap for ex-US Marine

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan was arrested last month on suspicion of spying - claims his family denies.

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FA Cup: Yves Bissouma doubles Brighton's lead at Bournemouth with 'brilliant strike'

Yves Bissouma scores with a long range strike to double Brighton's lead against Bournemouth.

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Federer helps Switzerland retain Hopman Cup title

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany's Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev to successfully defend the Hopman Cup.

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Paul Whelan: Russia rules out prisoner swap for ex-US Marine

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan was arrested last month on suspicion of spying - claims his family denies.

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FA Cup: Goal, no goal or penalty for Man Utd - did VAR get it right?

Juan Mata scores a penalty to open the scoring for Manchester United against Reading, after a Fred goal was initially disallowed for offside.

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Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence cod could be extinct by mid-century: report

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Scientists blame grey seals for a death rate of cod in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence that 'is not sustainable.'

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Surrey train victim 'was honourable man'

Relatives pay tribute to "devoted family man" Lee Pomeroy, 51, who was stabbed to death on Surrey train

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How worried should we be about China's economy?

A rare warning from Apple and trade tensions are putting pressure on existing economic strains.

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UK announces Iraq explosive clearance funds

An extra £5m will be spent helping to remove bombs left by Islamic State fighters, the government says.

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Oliver Burke: Celtic sign Scotland winger on loan from West Brom

Celtic sign Scotland winger Oliver Burke on loan from West Bromwich Albion until the end of this season.

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Arizona police investigate after 'vegetative patient gives birth'

Arizona police launch a sexual assault inquiry amid reports a woman in a clinic for a decade gave birth.

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Offices grow 'brains' as companies seek to attract smarter workers

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Property developers in Berlin are tapping artificial intelligence to create more sustainable workplaces to help staff work more efficiently and comfortably. The efforts reflect the fierce competition for talent.

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Arizona police investigate after 'vegetative patient gives birth'

Arizona police launch a sexual assault inquiry amid reports a woman in a clinic for a decade gave birth.

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Why China is the country to watch in space

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Though China may have come into the space arena late, its stride has gone from small steps to leaps and bounds.

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Horses buried with Icelandic Viking nobles were male, ancient DNA shows

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Archaeologists in Iceland say they have analyzed DNA evidence to show that male horses were killed and then buried alongside Viking settlers who were likely noblemen and their family.

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'A new form of currency': How activism is re-defining the Hollywood red carpet

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The red carpet used to be for fashion statements only but more and more, it's showcasing political ones too.

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Housing affordability to worsen in 2019 even as market cools, says RBC

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Even as house prices dip or rise only modestly in 2019, home affordability will decline in most Canadian cities, according to a recent report from the Royal Bank of Canada.

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Stillbirth: 'I broke down in tears, I was hysterical'

Jason Langston talks about his experience of loss and how baby Calvin is in his thoughts every day.

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Surrey train stabbing: Suspect arrested along with another man

The suspect being sought for the stabbing of a man on train in Surrey is arrested, with another person.

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Man shot dead in Coventry during police operation

A man is shot dead by police during an "intelligence-led" operation to execute a warrant in Coventry.

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Emma Watson talks of 'optimism' on Time's Up anniversary

Actress reflects on first year of the initiative which was set up to combat sexual harassment.

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Japan sushi tycoon pays record tuna price

Kiyoshi Kimura pays $3.1m (£2.5m) for the 278kg bluefin tuna at the new year auction in Tokyo.

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Escape room fire kills five teenagers in Poland

Five teenage girls are killed while celebrating a friend's birthday at an escape room in Koszalin.

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Phone-staring warning after Wellingborough 'hit-and-run'

Olivia Keane believes she may have been looking at her phone crossing the road when hit by a vehicle.

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Veganuary bus adverts 'should be removed in Shropshire'

A councillor objects to bus adverts for Veganuary in Shropshire, a "county built on agriculture".

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Time using landlines halves in five years, says Ofcom

Younger people are reluctant to make phone calls, preferring to use messaging apps, study suggests.

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Ryanair named 'worst short-haul airline'

The low-cost-carrier was ranked at the bottom of the pile by Which survey respondents.

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Hospital patients who smoke or drink to be helped to quit

They will be given targeted advice in order to reduce ill health as well as demands on the NHS.

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The Birmingham pub where real ale and art collide

"It's important to be more than a pub," according to a brewery that thinks like a gallery.

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The Papers: Train stabbing, and lottery couple praised

The killing of a man on a train in front of his 14-year-old is reported across Saturday's front pages.

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Qandeel Baloch: Honour, Murder and her Selfies

A family suffering. A family torn apart. This is the story of a girl who had dreams to be a star.

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Close shave with horse barber's creative cuts

Melody Hames gives horses haircuts so intricate they can take a month to complete.

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Week in pictures: 29 December 2018 - 4 January 2019

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

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Britney Spears takes work break to focus on father's health

"I am dedicating my focus and energy to care for my family," says Spears, as her father recovers from an illness.

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Caught on dashcam: Drivers' footage leads to prosecutions

Dashcam footage sent to police has led to hundreds of motorists being fined and prosecuted.

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CES 2019: Tech preview of the expo's hottest new gadgets

Emotional robots, beer pods, flexible phones and 8K TVs are all part of our CES tech show preview.

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Trump's wall: How much has been built so far?

The US president says good progress has already been made on the wall.

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Stillbirth: 'I broke down in tears, I was hysterical'

Jason Langston talks about his experience of loss and how baby Calvin is in his thoughts every day.

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Magnitogorsk disaster: 'My little boy was dangling over the edge'

The New Year’s Eve disaster that brought down a block of flats and devastated families in Russia.

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Sunshine Saturday: How to get a good holiday deal on peak booking day

As thousands of people prepare to organise their 2019 summer holidays, Newsbeat has some tips on where and how to book.

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Spurs score seven in Tranmere thrashing to reach fourth round

Fernando Llorente nets a hat-trick as Tottenham score seven goals against Tranmere Rovers to reach the FA Cup fourth round.

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FA Cup: Spurs score a magnificent seven goals against Tranmere

Watch all the goals as Spurs score a 'magnificent seven' against League Two Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup third round.

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Australia batsmen struggle against India again

Australia's batsmen struggle once again before bad light stops play on the third day of the final Test against India in Sydney.

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Saracens move top of Premiership despite defeat as Sale go fourth

Saracens move top of the Premiership table despite being well beaten by Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.

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How an FA Cup night out soured England legend Moore's West Ham career

Former West Ham striker Clyde Best recalls the night out that caused irreparable damage between England’s World Cup hero and his club.

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'It's going to be so much fun giving it away'

The couple say they have made a list of people they want to give the money to.

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Producers Guild Awards nominees include Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians

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The producers behind hits Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody are among the 10 nominees for the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards.

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Migrant crisis: Illegal entries to EU at lowest level in five years

The number of people trying to enter the bloc illegally falls to a five-year low, an EU body says.

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Cervical cancer screening campaigner Natasha Sale dies aged 31

Natasha Sale, 31, wanted to lower the cervical screening age from 25 to 18.

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Rare warbler sighting thrills birders and photographers in Abbotsford

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Locals believe it's the first recorded sighting of a Cape May warbler in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.

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Walking and howling with wolves

The Travel Show's Christa Larwood takes two wolves for a stroll and learns how to howl with them.

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Surrey train stabbing victim killed in front of son

The killer - who is still at large - fled from the train in Surrey following a "vicious fight".

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Sabarimala: Women who defied temple mobs 'have no fear'

The two women who defied a religious ban to enter an Indian temple speak exclusively to the BBC.

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Stock market see-saw continues as Dow Jones jumps up 800 points

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World stock markets soared on Friday, continuing a topsy-turvy ride that has lacked sustained direction in recent weeks.

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Britney Spears's Vegas show on hiatus as father recovers from illness

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Britney Spears says she's on an "indefinite work hiatus," putting her Las Vegas show, Britney: Domination, on hold as her father recovers from a serious illness.

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Rashida Tlaib: Congresswoman's Trump profanity sparks furore

Democrat Rashida Tlaib ignores criticism from colleagues over her outburst about the US president.

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German politicians' data published online in massive breach

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Personal data and documents on hundreds of German politicians and others have been posted online, and German cyber-defence experts were trying to figure out Friday how the information was obtained.

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Crews tackling large fire at The Ivy restaurant in Manchester

The fire at the luxury restaurant is believed to have started from a patio heater on an outdoor terrace.

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Michelle Obama's book 'most valuable' of 2018

The memoir of the former First Lady helped boost UK Christmas book sales in the UK in 2018, The Bookseller says.

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Jay-Z, Gaga among stars who 'turned down' R Kelly documentary

TV docuseries Surviving R Kelly tells the story of the R&B singer through the experiences of his accusers.

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US shutdown: Trump digs in as he meets congressional leaders

Top lawmakers meet the president in a bid to resolve the wall dispute and reopen the US government.

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US shutdown: Trump digs in as he meets congressional leaders

Top lawmakers meet the president in a bid to resolve the wall dispute and reopen the US government.

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Decorated US Navy Seal accused of killing teen IS fighter

The highly-decorated platoon leader plans to plead not guilty to the killing and other charges.

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Large 'ice pancake' forms on cold river in Braemar

The phenomenon was photographed at the River Dee at Braemar in Aberdeenshire amid sub-zero temperatures.

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Brexit: Manston Airport to host lorry park trial

Government tests plans to reduce HGV traffic and keep motorways open in event of 'border disruption'

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Five historic moments as new US Congress opens

Lawmakers have arrived in Washington DC to be sworn in, and they're a more diverse group than ever before.

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Powell says he would reject any Trump request to resign

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he will not resign if asked to do so by President Donald Trump.

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Bryan Adams surprises Broadway audience at Pretty Woman with performance

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Rocker and composer Bryan Adams surprised a sold-out audience at the Broadway show Pretty Woman: The Musical with a performance during the curtain call.

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Ellen DeGeneres still wants Kevin Hart to host the Oscars

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Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he'll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Oscars.

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Christmas Day divorce: 13 people completed online applications

Spouses in England and Wales have been able to complete divorce applications online since April.

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Is Theresa May any closer to unblocking her Brexit deal?

Is the prime minister any closer to getting MPs' backing for the UK's deal for exiting the EU?

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'Serious attack' on board train forces Horsley station closure

Part of Horsley railway station is cordoned off after a serious assault on a London-bound train.

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