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Homes evacuated as flooding hits the south-west of England

A number of properties have been evacuated and people are being urged “not to travel” as bad weather hits the south-west of England. Devon and Cornwall Police say heavy rainfall had caused landslides, flooding and road damage. Officers said homes in Ilfracombe and Barnstaple had been evacuated, but there were no casualties. The Met Office has issued a weather warning ...

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Dolores O'Riordan: Hundreds queue in rain to pay respects

Hundreds of people have gathered to pay their respects to the late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan in her home city of Limerick. Large crowds gathered for the event ahead of her funeral on Tuesday. Hundreds queued outside St Joseph’s Church, where the singer’s open coffin is lying in public repose until 16:00 GMT on Sunday. This is the public’s first ...

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Murder arrest over Highbridge hit-and-run death

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who died following a hit-and-run collision. Police said the woman, in her 30s, was struck by a car which failed to stop in Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, at about 02:20 GMT on Saturday. A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. Officers said ...

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Snow, ice and flooding affecting the UK

Wintry conditions are affecting large parts of the UK, with snow and ice and heavy rain from northern Scotland to the southern counties of England. Met Office yellow “be aware” warnings are in place for Scotland, north Wales, most of England and Northern Ireland. Temperatures fell heavily on Saturday night, with a low of -13.5C (7.7F) in the Highlands village ...

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Iraq sentences German woman to death over IS involvement

A court in Iraq has sentenced a German woman to death after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group. She was sentenced for providing logistical support and taking part in attacks on Iraqi security forces. The woman, who has not been named but is said to be of Moroccan descent, was captured during the battle for ...

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Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans. Many more were injured in the incident in the town of Waldiya. Angry protesters have blocked roads and businesses are closed. There have been nearly three years of opposition demonstrations in Ethiopia. On ...

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Father's tribute to six-month-old girl killed in Gwynedd crash

The father of a six-month-old girl who died in a car crash has paid tribute to his “smiling bundle of joy”. Mili Wyn Ginniver and her aunt Anna Williams, 22, died after their car hit a lorry on the A487 in Gellilydan near Blaenau Ffestiniog in Gwynedd. The baby’s mother Sioned Williams was driving the car and remains in hospital ...

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Grand National champion loses photos in car park fire

Grand National winning jockey Bob Champion lost a lifetime of photos in a major fire at a Liverpool car park, he has revealed. The 69-year-old said his car was one of 1,400 vehicles destroyed in the blaze at the multi-storey next to the Liverpool Echo Arena on 31 December. Champion said he had photos in the car ready to take ...

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Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media playback is unsupported on your device An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being named for security reasons, said he was spared after saying he was an Afghan. “Where are the foreigners?” they shouted. At least six civilians were killed in the ...

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Three sick dogs dumped 'thin and freezing' in Brighton die

Three puppies have died and one is being treated by vets after they were found “dumped in freezing conditions” just metres from an animal centre. The RSPCA is investigating after the four dogs were discovered close to one of its centres in Brighton at 21:00 GMT on Wednesday. Passers-by found one collie puppy and two lurchers “thin and shivering” in ...

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