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Alfie Evans: Protesters try to storm Alder Hey hospital

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Image copyrightACTION4ALFIEImage caption Alfie Evans is in a "semi-vegetative state" in Alder Hey Children's Hospital A group of protesters supporting terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have tried to storm Alder Hey hospital An ECHR spokesman said the family's application was "inadmissible" After a short stand off with police the supporters retreated to gather around 100 yards away on the road...

Waffle House suspect still at large a day after Nashville shooting

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Metro Davidson County Police inspect the scene of a fatal shooting at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee, US, April 22, 2018 The suspected gunman, Travis Reinking, 29, originally from Tazewell County, Illinois, was last seen on Sunday morning wearing only black pants, police said A nationwide debate on gun control has intensified since February, when a former student killed 17...

South Korea halts propaganda ahead of Kim visit

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For the first time in two years, Seoul turned off huge speakers pumping out K-Pop and propaganda messages Image:Kim Jong Un is due to meet his counterpart from the South, Moon Jae-In Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentified government source, said North Korea was believed to have turned off many of its messages later on Monday The move comes just days after Kim Jong Un announced he was freezing...

Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy

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Image copyrightPAThe Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy A Kensington Palace statement said Catherine and her new son are "both doing well" The statement added that members of both families had been informed and were "delighted with the news" Favourites at the bookmakers include Arthur, Albert, Frederick, James and Philip Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted her "warmest...

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium

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Image copyrightBelgian/French policeSalah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, has been jailed for 20 years in Belgium over a gunfight that led to his arrest Only the officers' professional response prevented it being worse" On 15 March 2016, Belgian police hunting Abdeslam carried out a raid in the Forest area of Brussels He is a French national who was born in...

N Korea bus 'falls off bridge' killing 32 tourists

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China's foreign ministry gave few details about what happened, but a since-deleted tweet by the country's state broadcaster suggested the tour bus fell from a bridge Four North Koreans were also killed, and two other Chinese nationals who were seriously injured are said to be in an "extremely critical" condition One Chinese news channel showed footage of a blue bus with its wheels in the air The...

Russia, China to obstruct U.S. attempt to sabotage Iran nuclear deal: TASS

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he had agreed with his Chinese counterpart that Moscow and Beijing would try to block any US attempt to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, Russian state news agency TASS reported Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during his news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Diaoyutai...

Man fined for hate crime after filming pug's 'Nazi salutes'

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Image copyrightPAImage caption Mark Meechan's clip was viewed more than three million times on YouTube A man who filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salutes before putting the footage on YouTube has been fined £800 Mark Meechan, 30, recorded his girlfriend's pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as "Sieg Heil" by raising its paw Image copyrightPAImage caption Meechan waved to supporters as he...

Nashville Waffle House: James Shaw denies heroism

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Media caption'I was completely doing it to save myself": James Shaw Jr disarmed the gunmanA customer who wrestled a gun from a naked attacker who killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday has described his deed as a "selfish act" But Mr Shaw has been more modest, saying he did it "just to save myself" Mr Reinking was arrested last year after entering a restricted area...

Facebook's hidden data haul troubles German cartel regulator

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Andreas Mundt, president of the Federal Cartel Office, is awaiting Facebook’s response to his findings, published in December, that it abuses its market dominance by gathering data on people without their proper consent That includes tracking visitors to websites with an embedded Facebook ‘like’ or share button - and pages where it observes people even though there is no obvious sign the social...

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