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Endangered Malay tapir born at Edinburgh Zoo

A Malay tapir – a species that is endangered in the wild – has been born at Edinburgh Zoo. The female calf, named Maya, was born to mother Sayang and father Mowgli and has been finding her feet. There are believed to be fewer than 2,500 left in the wild, partly due to their habitats being turned into palm oil ...

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Seven-year-old boy found dead in Shropshire Town of Church Stretton

A seven-year-old boy has been found dead at a house in Shropshire alongside a woman who had “significant injuries”. Police were called to the house in the town of Church Stretton at 6.15pm on Thursday. The injured woman taken to hospital from the home in Rushbury Road but nothing could be done to save the little boy. Superintendent Tom Harding said: ...

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Liverpool face more scrutiny because of Manchester United and Manchester City's good starts, says Jurgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp has suggested that the impressive starts made by both Manchester clubs have increased the scrutiny on his Liverpool side at the start of the new season. After being eliminated from the EFL Cup at Leicester City on Tuesday night, Liverpool re-visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday looking to end a four-game winless run. Tuesday’s defeat and the 5-0 ...

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Mauricio Pochettino believes trusting Eric Dier as a midfielder was the biggest gamble of his Tottenham career

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his decision to put complete faith in Eric Dier’s midfield qualities was the biggest gamble of his Tottenham Hotspur career so far. The Argentine also quashed rumours that the England international was set for a £50m summer move to Manchester United by insisting he was not told about any bids. Dier was signed originally as a ...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un calls Donald Trump 'deranged' and warns he will 'pay dearly' for his threats

Donald Trump is “deranged”, according to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who warned the US President would “pay dearly” for his threats against his country.  Describing the US leader as “a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire”, Mr Kim said his counterpart was “unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country.”  The statement carried by ...

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Hurricane Irma: Hundreds of animals airlifted out of the Virgin Islands

Hundreds of animals were airlifted in a private chartered jet from their homes on the US Virgin Islands which were left devastated by a pair of catastrophic hurricanes.   Dismayed as Hurricane Irma whirled toward St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, Sali Gear who grew up on the islands but now lives in Virginia, swooped in to help some of the archipelago’s dogs and cats. She told the WAVY news channel that it was a “herculean effort to ...

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Brexit: UK won't leave the EU and will one day join the Euro, says Lord Heseltine

 Lord Heseltine has reiterated his belief the UK may not leave the European Union and that Brexit can be undone. Despite the resignation of most other Europhile MPs to the fact that Brexit now appears inevitable, the former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister, said he believed the UK will one day adopt the Euro “when the time is right”. He told LBC radio it was “very possible” the UK will never leave ...

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Parsons Green Tube attack: Police release two men arrested in connection with the blast

Police have released two men arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terror attack. A 48-year-old man arrested in Newport, South Wales on Wednesday, and a 21-year-old male – understood to be Yahyah Farroukh – arrested on Saturday, have been released with no further action, Scotland Yard said. The 21-year-old was arrested in Hounslow, West London, at 11.50pm on Saturday evening, and ...

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Dangerous cycling: What is the current law and how might it change?

A spate of high-profile road accidents involving bikes has sparked a national debate on laws covering reckless cycling. The Government this week announced an “urgent” legal review in the wake of the sentencing of Charlie Alliston, 20, who knocked down and killed 44-year-old mother Kim Briggs while riding a bike with no front brake. The case prompted calls for the ...

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Hinkley Point could be delayed after unions vote for strike ballot

Work on the Hinkley Point nuclear power station could be delayed again after unions representing civil engineers announced a strike ballot will take place over a pay dispute. The UK’s first new nuclear plant in two decades has been beset with difficulties after the project was launched on the Somerset coast. It is both behind schedule and significantly over budget. Now, the GMB and Unite unions will put members to the vote ...

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