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Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos

Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump will meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street has confirmed. It comes after Mr Trump cancelled plans to open the new $1bn (£720m) US Embassy in London next month. The White House said Mr Trump was “looking forward” to strengthening the countries’ “special relationship”. Mr Trump is ...

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Colombia says 550,000 Venezuelans have fled to the country

Colombia says the number of Venezuelans fleeing a severe economic crisis to live in Colombia has increased by 62% in the last six months. Migration officials say more than 550,000 Venezuelans are now living in Colombia, mostly illegally. The influx is putting pressure on the government especially in border areas to provide the migrants with food, shelter and medical care. ...

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Las Vegas shooting: Police say gunman's girlfriend won't face charges

Police say they do not expect to file charges against the girlfriend of a gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas in October. Marilou Danley, girlfriend of gunman Stephen Paddock, had previously been named a person of interest in the case. Sheriff Joe Lombardo told a news conference that police still do not know the motive for the mass ...

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Teen accessed top US security officials' emails

A teenager “put lives at risk” when he posted thousands of US security agents’ details online, a court has heard. Kane Gamble, 18, targeted CIA, FBI and US Department of Justice databases from his bedroom in Leicestershire. A sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey was told Gamble, who has admitted a number of charges, bragged of accessing the email and ...

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Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Media playback is unsupported on your device A Canadian jury has found three former rail workers not guilty of criminal negligence for their connection to the Lac-Megantic disaster five years ago. On 6 July 2013, a runaway train filled with petroleum crude oil derailed in the small eastern Quebec town. Forty-seven people were killed in the tragedy and much of ...

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Chicago West: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West name daughter

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have named their new-born daughter, delivered by surrogate on Monday, Chicago West. Kardashian West said that not carrying the child herself was “so hard”, but that the couple had an instant connection with her. West was raised in the US city Chicago. Kardashian West carried and gave birth to her older children but was ...

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Liverpool shop raider armed with Lenor fabric conditioner foiled

A shopworker fought off a would-be robber after realising his “weapon” was a bottle of fabric conditioner, a court heard. David Freeman, 35, tried to steal cash from the till at McColl’s on West Derby Road on 20 December. But his attempt to threaten the shop assistant backfired when Patrick Walsh saw that he was wielding a bottle of Lenor, ...

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Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Media playback is unsupported on your device A gold-medal winning Olympian has confronted disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing to reveal he abused her, too. Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the Fierce Five, the winning 2012 Summer Olympics squad, to accuse him. She joins teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney, who all said ...

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Dolores O'Riordan: Funeral to be held next week

The funeral of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan will take place in Ireland next week. A private funeral mass will be held at the Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken, County Limerick, on Tuesday, followed by a family burial. Earlier on Friday, an inquest into O’Riordan’s death was opened and adjourned until 3 April while the coroner awaits the results ...

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Man jailed for murdering Halifax mother-of-two Jessica King

A mother-of-two was strangled by her drug addict partner hours after she said to him: “I know what you’re going to do, you’re going to kill me.” Jordan Thackray, 28, was jailed for life after admitting murdering his partner Jessica King, 23, at their home in Oxford Lane, Halifax, in August. The couple’s two daughters, aged four years and five ...

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