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UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

Image copyright Getty Images An extra £44.5m is to be spent beefing up Channel border security, the UK government is to say later. It will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other border points. It comes as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the UK ...

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Naked Auschwitz demonstrators who killed sheep convicted

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place last March beneath the main gate at Auschwitz Twelve people who stripped naked in front of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and killed a sheep have been convicted of profaning the site. A court in the Polish city of ...

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Hebbar’s Kitchen and the Indian couple behind a food video empire

Image copyright Hebbar’s Kitchen Image caption Archana Hebbar started Hebbar’s Kitchen in 2016 Quick, social media-friendly recipe videos have changed the way people approach cooking. The BBC spoke with Hebbar’s Kitchen, an online platform that has adopted the format, with a focus on Indian audiences and vegetarian food. These two-minute ...

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Newspaper headlines: ‘Le stitch-up’ at Calais and PFI deals criticised

<!– This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer Newspaper headlines: ‘Le stitch-up’ at Calais and PFI deals criticised By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Telegraph leads on an agreement that will see Britain pay £44m to France ...

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‘Do not travel’ warning as snow storm hits

Image copyright Getty Images A fresh band of persistent heavy snow is set to sweep across parts of the country for a third day. Drivers have been urged to stay off major roads in southern Scotland and northern England unless absolutely necessary. It is believed to be the first time ...

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Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cheyenne Antoine (L) poses with victim Brittney Gargol A Canadian woman has been convicted in the death of her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to ...

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Viewpoint: The good, bad and ugly in Trump’s first year

Image copyright Getty Images The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States has upset conventional wisdom about the attributes and behaviour regarding the occupant of the Oval Office. Decorum has often given way to boorishness from Mr Trump in ways that mystify even his most ...

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Australian Open 2018: Viktor Troicki hits umpire’s head with ball

Top Stories FA Cup reaction: two sent off and VAR controversy as Chelsea win on penalties Read more on FA Cup reaction: two sent off and VAR controversy as Chelsea win on penalties Stokes ‘delighted’ to rejoin England squad for NZ tour Read more on Stokes ‘delighted’ to rejoin England ...

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Royal Family present list for 2017 is revealed

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen was given a Christmas decoration containing Enigma machine paper to mark her visit to the National Cyber Security Centre Glitterballs and lollipops were among the gifts given to members of the Royal Family last year, the Palace has revealed. Other presents included a ...

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Residents asked to foot £2m bill to replace Grenfell-like cladding

Image copyright Google Image caption Citiscape is on the corner of Frith Road and Drummond Road Residents of a privately-owned London tower block with the same cladding as Grenfell Tower may be forced to pay up to £2m for replacement panels. Citiscape in Croydon was one of 228 buildings across ...

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France scraps controversial Nantes airport proposal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters react after the French government’s official announcement to abandon the project France has scrapped a controversial project to build an airport near the western city of Nantes, saying it did not have broad popular support. The plan was opposed by environmental groups that set ...

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US shutdown looms amid immigration feud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congress has until Friday to pass a bill keeping the government open The US government is two days away from a shutdown as lawmakers and the White House feud over immigration. Congress faces a Friday deadline to pass a stopgap measure to fund federal ...

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