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Independence push surges ahead as Catalonia parliament elects speaker

Catalonia’s new parliament has elected a pro-secession speaker, virtually guaranteeing the push for independence for Spain’s northeastern region will go ahead.

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The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years. Picture: AFP/Getty

Bayeux Tapestry could be put on display in Britain

The Bayeux Tapestry could be put on display in Britain following reports French president Emmanuel Macron has agreed to allow the artwork to leave France for the first time in 950 years.

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David Allen and Louise Anna Turpin with their children. Picture: TSPL

Siblings rescued after being found chained to beds

Thirteen siblings have been rescued by police after a number of them were found chained to beds in “foul-smelling surroundings”.

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Quentin Guillemain, president of the victim's association of the Lactalis baby milk products contaminated with Salmonella. 
Lactalis will recall all the baby milk products manufactured in Craon factory. Picture: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Salmonella risk forces French firm to recall 12m baby milk boxes

The head of French dairy giant Lactalis has declared that a recall of baby milk products because of a salmonella scare has been extended to 83 countries.

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A push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic was a mistake, state emergency officials said. Picture: George F. Lee /The Star-Advertiser via AP

Hawaii missile false alarm sparks shock, anger and lots of apologies

Hawaii residents were left shaken by the second recent blunder in Hawaii’s planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack.

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A Pegasus Airlines Boing 737 passenger plane is seen struck in mud on an embankment, a day after skidding off the airstrip. Picture: OUTSTRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

Plane skids off tarmac and dangles off a cliff in Turkey

A jet that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea.

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Hawaii's largest island from the air. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

Hawaii residents left terrified after false missile alert

A push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic earlier was a mistake, state emergency officials said.

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Liam Neeson.

Liam Neeson: Sexual harassment scandal has caused witch hunt

Liam Neeson says that the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked “a bit of a witch hunt”.

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US President Donald Trump. Picture: AP

Leader comment: Some ‘fake’ news about Donald Trump

I had that Donald Trump in the front of my cab the other day. “US embassy please,” I said, but he turned and said in an accent part Mockney, part Queens: “Saff of the river? No chance, mate, I ain’t going to that s***hole”.

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The Scottish Government plans to ban plastic-stemmed cotton buds

Leader comment: The issue that’s uniting the Tories and the SNP

We have always had an instinctive idea that there was something slightly unpleasant about plastic. One definition of the word in Chambers dictionary is “artificial, lacking genuine substance”, which has a certain irony given its ability to wreak havoc in the natural world for millennia.

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Meryl Streep says Oprah Winfrey has the ‘qualities’ to become US president

Meryl Streep says Oprah Winfrey has the ‘qualities’ to become US president

Meryl Streep has declared Oprah Winfrey “sets the bar pretty high” and has displayed the qualities needed by a presidential candidate.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange raises his fist prior to addressing the media on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London in May last year. 
Picture: Justin Tallis

Ecuador grants nationality to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Ecuador has confirmed it has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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James Franco, left, is facing fresh sexual behaviour allegations following his Golden Globes win earlier this week

Hollywood star James Franco facing more sexual behaviour allegations

James Franco is facing further claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

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Kazuyoshi Miura in action. Picture: Getty

Japanese striker, 50, set for 33rd season as a player

Fifty-year-old former Japan forward Kazuyoshi Miura is set for a 33rd season as a player.

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The famous Ritz Hotel in Paris

Armed robbers steal millions worth of jewels in Ritz Hotel raid in Paris

Armed robbers have carried out a daring raid at the luxury Ritz Hotel in Paris, seizing millions worth of jewels.

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Oprah Winfrey is facing calls to run for the US presidency (Picture: Invision/AP)

Ayesha Hazarika: Would President Winfrey save us from gender inequality?

As usual, on Monday we woke up to headlines dominated by a power hungry American reality television star, but thankfully it wasn’t the Donald.

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Ivanka Trump mocked for supporting Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech

Ivanka Trump mocked for supporting Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech

Ivanka Trump has been mocked for backing Oprah Winfrey’s “inspiring” speech praising women for speaking out against sexual harassment.

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Laura Dern, from left, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley pose in the press room with the award for best television limited series or motion picture made for television for "Big Little Lies" at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Anti-harassment campaign in the spotlight at Golden Globes

The Golden Globes, one of the entertainment industry’s flagship award ceremonies, was dominated by the sexual harassment scandal that continues to rock Hollywood, with some of the world’s leading actresses and media figures speaking out about abuse and gender equality.

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