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Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats prepare to leave UK

Image copyright EPA Image caption Embassy staff wave as a bus leaves the embassy in Kensington, London Russian diplomats and their families are preparing to leave the UK after being expelled over the Salisbury spy attack. Removal vans and diplomatic cars have been leaving the embassy in London. The UK expelled 23 diplomats after Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia ...

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Texas explosions: FBI investigating new blast at FedEx plant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The explosion occurred at a FedEx depot near San Antonio, Texas A parcel bomb has exploded at a FedEx depot near San Antonio, Texas, injuring one, the local fire department said. The incident occurred overnight in the town of Schertz, an hour south of Austin where four bombs have been planted in recent weeks. Federal ...

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French police hold ex-president Sarkozy over campaign funding

Image copyright Getty Images Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody for questioning over allegations that he received campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. Police are investigating alleged irregularities over the financing of his 2007 presidential campaign. Police have questioned him previously. A former aide, Alexandre Djouhri, was arrested in London recently. ...

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Inflation eases to 2.7% on falling petrol prices

UK consumer price inflation fell from 3% to 2.7% in February, the lowest figure since July 2017. The fall eases pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates – its next policy meeting is in May. Consumer price inflation hit a six-year high of 3.1% in November and then edged lower to 3%. The latest fall is partly ...

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Formula 1: Dear F1 – please be more unpredictable in 2018

There are a number of unwanted anniversaries being ‘celebrated’ by the teams hoping to rival Mercedes for the F1 titles this season, so we are not the only ones hoping 2018 is a little less predictable. The 2018 season is live on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website, and gets under way with the Australian Grand Prix ...

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News Daily: Cambridge Analytica warrant sought and Corbyn on Putin

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Image copyright Getty Images Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company The British company Cambridge Analytica is accused of using the personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the US election. Now the UK’s Information Commissioner says she will seek a warrant to inspect the databases and servers used by the firm. Cambridge ...

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Rhino dies: Sudan was the last male northern white

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sudan, pictured in 2016, was 45 years old The world’s last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of ill health, his carers said. Sudan, 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on Monday after age-related complications worsened significantly. His death leaves only two females – ...

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