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British Christians held back by ‘cultural’ embarrassment about talking about faith – African-born bishop

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British Christians held back by ‘cultural’ embarrassment about talking about faith – African-born bishop

British Christians need help to overcome a "cultural" embarrassment about speaking to others about their faith, the Church of England’s first ever Nigerian-born bishop has said. Dr Karowei Dorgu, a former GP now ministering as a London vicar, has been named by Downing Street as the new

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Man performs incredible impersonation of Morgan Freeman

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Man performs incredible impersonation of Morgan Freeman

This Dutch man fantastically impersonates the voice of Morgan Freeman, joking that he achieves this by using cold-air – a nod to a recent video where Mr Freeman changed his voice with helium. Video block text

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TV weatherman ‘standing in wrong place’ annoys Icelanders

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TV weatherman ‘standing in wrong place’ annoys Icelanders

A TV weatherman has slightly annoyed Icelanders living in the east of the Nordic country by ‘blocking them out’ during his reports. Sigurður Jónsson, who reads the weather for Iceland’s national broadcaster (RUV), has been accused of standing in the way of eastern Iceland on his weather map.

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New security cordon around Buckingham Palace during Changing of the Guard to prevent Berlin-style attack

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New security cordon around Buckingham Palace during Changing of the Guard to prevent Berlin-style attack

Buckingham Palace is being protected by a security cordon designed to prevent Berlin-style lorry attacks during the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony. Scotland Yard announced that, starting on Wednesday, roads around the Palace will be closed to traffic between 10.45am and 12.30pm on days

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury’s picture removed from King’s College London amid concerns about his views on gay marriage

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury’s picture removed from King’s College London amid concerns about his views on gay marriage

A picture of a former Archbishop of Canterbury has been removed from a “wall of fame” at one of Britain’s top universities amid concerns about his views on gay marriage. Lord Carey of Clifton’s image has been removed from the “wall of fame” at King’s College London. It follows a

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Diane James reveals leading Ukip was like banging her head ‘against a brick wall’

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Diane James reveals leading Ukip was like banging her head ‘against a brick wall’

Diane James has revealed she quit as Ukip leader after only 18 days because she felt she was banging her head “against a brick wall”. The former Ukip MEP stood down in October after claiming she did not "have sufficient authority, nor the full support" of Ukip MEPs and officers

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Prince Charles’s goddaughter stockpiles his unwanted Christmas and birthday presents in her cellar

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Prince Charles’s goddaughter stockpiles his unwanted Christmas and birthday presents in her cellar

Prince Charles’s goddaughter has revealed she has been stockpiling unwanted Christmas and birthday presents from the royal in her cellar. India Hicks, who was Princess Diana’s bridesmaid, revealed on Instagram that for “years and years every birthday and every Christmas” she has received

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Dramatic rescue to save man from burning car

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Dramatic rescue to save man from burning car

A dramatic video has emerged showing bystanders pulling a man to safety from a burning car wreck near Houston, Texas. Footage shows the good Samaritans pulling the man through the car window and dragging him away from the burning vehicle. It’s been reported that the driver was taken to a

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When is Hanukkah 2016? What is the Jewish Festival of Lights and how long does it last?

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When is Hanukkah 2016? What is the Jewish Festival of Lights and how long does it last?

So what is Hanukkah? Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights. Jews observe the festival by lighting one candle on a nine-branched menorah – or ‘hanukiah candelabrum’ – each day. In the western calendar, Hanukkah is celebrated in November or December.

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Bana al-Abed meets Turkish President after being evacuated from Aleppo

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Bana al-Abed meets Turkish President after being evacuated from Aleppo

Bana al-Abed, the seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo, met President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday and thanked him for saving the children of Aleppo.  Video block text

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