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Rock ‘n’ Roll: Giant boulder removed from precarious position

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Rock ‘n’ Roll: Giant boulder removed from precarious position

Road workers remove a giant boulder from a slope overlooking State Route 243 in California. An 18-foot boulder blocked the same stretch of mountain road for two days in January. Video block text

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EU Commission accused of stalling controversial Uber court case amid fears it will boost far-right in French election

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EU Commission accused of stalling controversial Uber court case amid fears it will boost far-right in French election

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has reportedly ordered a case pitting Uber against the French government to be stalled to avoid boosting the chances of the far-Right Front National in next spring’s presidential elections. The Politico website said Mr Juncker had over-ruled

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Jill Stein leads charge for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania amid claims of voting irregularities

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Jill Stein leads charge for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania amid claims of voting irregularities

Jill Stein, the US Green Party presidential candidate, has successfully led a fundraising drive for a recount in Wisconsin amid claims of voting irregularities in three key swing states that may have helped Donald Trump win. In less than 24 hours, Dr Stein raised $3.8 million (£3 million

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North Korea upgrades its prison camps to add crematorium and six more guard towers 

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North Korea upgrades its prison camps to add crematorium and six more guard towers 

North Korea has upgraded its network of brutal prison camps to add six new guard posts and a crematorium as part of its ongoing "industrial scale" of torture and abuse, Amnesty has warned.   The human rights group has obtained satellite images of the secretive regime’s "kwanliso

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‘Suicide-attack squirrel’ carries out Kamikaze attack on anti-squirrel politician

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‘Suicide-attack squirrel’ carries out Kamikaze attack on anti-squirrel politician

A Chicago politician who warned of the dangers of “aggressive” squirrels was taken to hospital after a “Kamikaze squirrel” charged into the wheels of his bicycle, sending him smashing onto the road and fracturing his skull. Howard Brookins, a member of the Chicago city council, had

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British woman left ‘broke’ after Manhattan custody battle with ex-girlfriend 

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British woman left ‘broke’ after Manhattan custody battle with ex-girlfriend 

A British photographer has been left “broke” after spending her life savings in a battle against her ex-girlfriend to win sole custody of her adopted son, a court has heard.  Circe Hamilton adopted Abush, now six, from Ethiopia in 2011. She had split up with Kelly Gunn in 2009, but the

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – by numbers

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – by numbers

Cool timelapse video of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the astounding numbers behind the event in New York City. Video block text

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Eurasian beavers to be given formal protection and allowed to remain in Scottish countryside

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Eurasian beavers to be given formal protection and allowed to remain in Scottish countryside

Around 500 years after they were hunted to extinction, Eurasian beavers are to be given formal protection and allowed to remain in the Scottish countryside. The Scottish Government has announced that they can stay where they are as it confirmed that the Eurasian beaver will become the first

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Matt Smith reveals he was threatened at gunpoint in South Africa while filming The Crown

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Matt Smith reveals he was threatened at gunpoint in South Africa while filming The Crown

Matt Smith, the actor, has disclosed that he was threatened at gunpoint while filming royal drama The Crown. The actor, who plays the Queen’s husband in the Netflix show, revealed that a man produced a weapon and threatened to shoot him in South Africa. Smith told how he was drinking in a

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Nicola Sturgeon promises to consider rail fare freeze as Transport Minister’s ‘Scotfail’ tweets emerge

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Nicola Sturgeon promises to consider rail fare freeze as Transport Minister’s ‘Scotfail’ tweets emerge

Nicola Sturgeon has said she would consider freezing train fares on Scotland’s troubled rail network as it emerged her embattled Transport Minister had previously supported cutting prices on poorly performing services. The First Minister said she would consider a Labour plan to freeze

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