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Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:00
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.
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Dion Dublin says black footballers 'stood on Cyrille Regis' shoulders'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:27
Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin pays tribute to his friend and fellow ex-England international Cyrille Regis following his death.
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Cyrille Regis dies: 'Pioneer to many, but to me he was just my uncle' - Jason Roberts

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:59
"As he was to many people, he was our hero." Jason Roberts writes a touching tribute to his uncle Cyrille Regis, who has died aged 59.
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Cyrille Regis: West Brom say former player was an 'iconic figurehead' of the late 70s

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:21
West Brom lead tributes to former player Cyrille Regis, a "pioneer for black footballers", who has died aged 59.
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Baghdad suicide bombers kill dozens in attack on labourers

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:02
At least 35 people die and 90 are injured in a double attack on a square used by day labourers.
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Steven Seagal denies Bond girl assault

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:26
Rachel Grant claims the assault happened in Bulgaria in 2002, but Mr Seagal's lawyers deny the allegation.
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Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:40
They are accused of sharing explicit videos of two 15-year-olds via Facebook Messenger.
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Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl's hijab 'did not happen'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:36
Authorities in Toronto say the incident alleged to have taken place last Friday never occurred.
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Still Friends? The trouble with old sitcoms

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:31
As 90s sitcom Friends faces a backlash for alleged homophobia and sexism, we ask, was it ever thus?
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Winter Olympics 2018: African athletes to make history in Pyeongchang

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:29
Nigeria's women's bobsleigh team will make history in Pyeongchang as the first African sled to compete at the Winter Olympics.
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Ben Stokes: England cricketer charged with affray after Bristol nightclub incident

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:20
England cricketer Ben Stokes and two other men are charged with affray following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.
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Ryan Giggs: New Wales manager aims to win over doubters

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:39
New Wales manager Ryan Giggs will convince fans sceptical of his appointment by "winning games".
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Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:15
The UN says Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism destination.
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UK construction giant Carillion collapses

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:12
The government will take on public services after the UK's second biggest construction firm fails.
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France's 'Black Widow of the Riviera' tried over poisonings

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:16
Patricia Dagorn is accused of seducing and poisoning four elderly men - two of whom died as a result.
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Pro-Putin social media campaign hijacked by critics

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:08
Russian social media users are using the hashtag #RussiaNeedsPutin to debate the President's record.
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Syria war: Turkey denounces US 'terror army' plan for border

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:06
Turkey president vows to "suffocate" efforts to train Kurdish fighters and create a new border force.
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French FA suspends kicking referee

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:29
The referee who aimed a kick at a Nantes player and sent him off against Paris St-Germain is suspended "until further notice" by the French FA.
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Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:40
Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.
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Paul Lambert appointed Stoke manager

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:22
Stoke City appoint former Aston Villa and Norwich boss Paul Lambert as manager after the departure of Mark Hughes.
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