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Security guard graduates from school he has watched over for nearly 20 years

A security guard who has spent nearly two decades keeping watch over students at a college in the Philippines was able to join their ranks today – as a scholar celebrating his own graduation.  Erwin Macua spent four years juggling his job as a guard at St Theresa’s College in Cebu City with studying and being a father of three ...

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Tasmanian tiger: 'Sightings' of extinct animal spark hunt in Australia

Apparent sightings of the Tasmanian tiger in northern Australia have sparked a search for the long-extinct carnivore. The wolf-like predators were the largest known carnivorous marsupial to have existed alongside human society, but the last known specimen died in a zoo on the island of Tasmania itself in 1936. However, based on eyewitness evidence provided by a tourism operator and ...

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Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley attacks 'mucky' Channel 5 documentary about George Michael

George Michael’s former Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley has criticised Channel 5 for airing a “mucky” documentary before his funeral took place. Andrew Ridgeley posted on Twitter on Thursday – when the show titled The Last Days of George Michael was aired – and called it “sensationalist and mucky”. He claimed the channel had been “insensitive, contemptuous and reprehensible” and should have ...

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17-year-old boxer dies after collapsing in the ring during amateur bout near Derby

An investigation is under way after a 17-year-old amateur boxer died shortly after collapsing in the ring. Derbyshire Police said they were called to the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, at 10.17pm on Friday night. The youth, who is from Ripley, near Derby, was given medical treatment at the bout but was pronounced dead on arrival at Kings Mill Hospital, ...

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Chelsea to rival Manchester United for Antoine Griezmann transfer this summer

Chelsea are ready to rival Manchester United for the signature of Antoine Griezmann, according to reports. Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone admitted earlier this week that the club may be forced to sell their star player this summer if his release clause is triggered. And The Sun have reported that Chelsea are considering activating the clause, in news that will ...

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The Big Bend: Giant U-shaped skyscraper planned for New York

As skyscrapers soar to new heights, a New York architecture firm is taking a different approach, proposing a U-shaped tower that would smash records as the longest building in the world.  Designs for the “Big Bend” show a 4,000 ft long, arched skyscraper that would tower over Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row – an area named for its ultra-luxury residential high-rise buildings. US architectural studio Oiio ...

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Brexit department barring non-British civil servants from 'sensitive' roles ahead of Article 50 talks with EU

The Government department responsible for taking Britain out of the European Union has defended barring European nationals from some of its posts. While the Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) bolsters its staff ahead of negotiations to secure crucial trade deals and other agreements, several vital roles are deemed too “sensitive” for non-Brits. That includes a job collecting records complying ...

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Douglas Carswell quitting Ukip, party's only MP reveals

Ukip’s only MP, Douglas Carswell, has dramatically quit the party, declaring that – after Brexit – it is a case of “job done”. The Clacton MP will sit as an Independent, scotching – for now at least – rumours that he would rejoin the Conservatives. The move follows months of bitter infighting in the party, which saw Mr Carswell trade ...

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Welcome to the sports arena of the future: A look behind the scenes at Sacramento's Golden 1 Center

When it comes to stadiums, Tottenham’s swanky new ground, scheduled to be completed in 2018, looks set to be the talk of the town. Interchangeable pitches, a ‘Sky Walk’, even a micro brewery. Impressive stuff, for sure. But one stadium, 5,300 miles west of London and an 11-hour flight away, already stands head and shoulders above the crowd. Home to ...

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The United Nations is turning a blind eye to child rape within its own ranks

The United Nations is raping children. The facilitation and funding of these chide rapes is in part funded by the UK taxpayer. You think this is “fake news”? Well lets go right to the top and fact check this. Earlier this month UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in releasing the 2016 UN annual review said that there were 145 cases of ...

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