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Police target drivers in pensioner hunt

Police looking for a 90-year-old man missing from home for a week have been speaking to drivers and shoppers in Fraserburgh. William Ritchie was last seen on 12 January and reported missing by concerned neighbours two days later. An operation including search dogs, divers and a police helicopter has so far failed to find any trace of him. Officers looking ...

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Rashan Charles death: Met Police officer not facing charges

A police officer will not face prosecution over the death of Rashan Charles. The 20-year-old died on 22 July after being chased into a shop in Dalston, east London, and apprehended by police. A common assault charge against a Met Police officer was considered by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), but it said the “evidential test” had not been not ...

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Three passengers die in two-car crash near Lasham

Three elderly car passengers died when their vehicle was involved in a crash in Hampshire. They were in a Honda that was in collision with a Hyundai near Lasham on Saturday. A 77-year-old woman from London died at the scene. Two other passengers, an 80-year-old man from London and a man aged 90 from Alton, died later in hospital. The ...

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DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests dispersed with tear gas

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used teargas to disperse protesters, as a wave of demonstrations takes place across the country. Protesters are demanding that President Joseph Kabila – whose expected term of office expired more than a year ago – should step down. A number of people have been injured, and UN peacekeepers have reportedly been deployed ...

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CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU

Time is running out on Brexit, and the UK should remain in a customs union with the EU, the CBI is to warn. In a speech on Monday CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn will say progress is needed on a transitional EU deal by April. She will also say the framework for a future business trading relationship with Europe must ...

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North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

A North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea for a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month’s Winter Olympics. It is headed by Hyon Song-wol, leader of the popular Moranbong girl band and a big celebrity in the secretive state. North Korea agreed to send a delegation to the games after the first high-level bilateral talks in ...

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Syria: Turkey says ground troops moved in on Afrin

Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km (19-mile) “safe zone” inside Syria, Turkish media report. Turkey launched its operation against the Kurdish YPG militia in the Afrin region with air strikes on Saturday. ...

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Travel warning as cold snap continues

Forecasters have warned of more tricky conditions for people travelling in Scotland as the cold snap continues. Temperatures dropped to -13.5C in the Highland village of Dalwhinnie overnight – the coldest night in the UK in two years. And a band of snow and ice is expected to move across the country, disrupting roads and train services. The Met Office ...

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Australia v England: Jos Buttler century leads tourists to series win

Third ODI, Sydney England 302-6 (50.0 overs): Buttler 100*, Woakes 53* Australia 286-6 (50.0 overs): Finch 62, Stoinis 56, M Marsh 55; Wood 2-46 England won by 16 runs Scorecard England have won their one-day series against Australia with two games to spare after Jos Buttler’s century led the tourists to a 16-run win in Sydney. Buttler played a majestic ...

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Two arrested after body found in St Helens garden

The body of a man in his 30s has been found in a garden in Merseyside. Police said officers were called to reports of concern for the safety of a man in Beilby Road, Haydock, St Helens at about 12:15 GMT. The man’s family has been informed and a post-mortem examination is due to take place. A 33-year-old man and ...

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