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Senior Vatican official Cardinal Pell facing multiple sex assault charges in Australia

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Police in Australia have charged Cardinal George Pell, one of the most powerful figures in the Vatican and Australia’s most senior Catholic, over historic sex assault offences. In a stunning decision  certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See, police in the state of Victoria said there

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The families who thought they had walked alone for 28 years

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Over the past 28 years the bereaved of Hillsborough have marked each painful hurdle in the battle for justice with an outpouring of emotion. The decision last year by an inquest jury that 96 Liverpool supporters crushed to death in the 1989 stadium disaster had been unlawfully killed was hailed

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Martin Shkreli ‘America’s most hated man’ accused of cheating investors

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"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is either a con man who scammed hedge fund investors of millions or a nerdy genius who made them even richer. The conflicting portraits were offered Wednesday at opening statements of Shkreli’s securities fraud trial, a case colored by the ex-pharmaceutical

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Grenfell Tower resident who tried to rescue neighbours from top floor died of multiple injuries, inquest told 

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A man who tried to rescue his neighbours in Grenfell Tower died after suffering multiple injuries consistent with a fall, an inquest was told. Mohamed Amied Neda, who lived on the 23rd floor, was reported missing after the building in Ladbroke Grove, west London was engulfed in flames in the

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Number of poor students dropping out of university at highest level in five years

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The number of poor students who drop out of university before finishing their degree is at its highest in five years, the latest figures show.  It comes amid a multi-million pound drive to recruit students from poorer backgrounds – with universities spending a total of £725.2 million on access

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Bank cashiers being replaced with online chatrooms, report finds

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The end of the high-street cashier may be drawing near as millions of Britons turn to online web chats for advice on their finances, a new report has found. Last year 4.4 million web chats were hosted on UK banking apps or websites, up 24 per cent on 2015, as the popularity of smartphone

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Mobile phones mean mountain rescue is becoming a guidance service for lost walkers

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Mountain rescue has become more like a helpline as more people call for remote guidance from their mobile phones.  Mountain Rescue England and Wales said that teams are increasingly taking calls from walkers who are lost or confused and need reassurance or guiding down.  In some places

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YouTubers killed the radio star: Radio 1 boss admits struggle to find new DJ talent

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For decades, they have entertained the nation from behind a microphone, educating generations with their musical tastes. But the future of the DJ looks a little less certain today, after the head of Radio 1 admitted he is struggling to find new talent in a world of Youtubers and reality TV.

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Former Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick appointed to lead inquiry into Grenfell fire tragedy

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Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been appointed to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster. Views Of The Remains Of The Grenfell Tower Block Credit: Carl Court  Sir Martin Moore-Buck, a former QC and Lord Justice of Appeal, will be leading the inquiry

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Grenfell death toll of 80 mainly came from 23 flats, police say as inquest hears how six-month-old baby found in mother’s arms

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The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire is believed to be around 80 people, the vast majority of whom were from 23 flats, police believe. Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said contact had been made with at least one occupant from 106 of the

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