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 2018-01-24 07:42 

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal set to sign Aubameyang, Manchester United target next signing, Chelsea in Dzeko talks...

This January transfer window is already one of the biggest and best we've ever seen - but Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool aren't stopping there....

 2018-01-24 06:37 

The Independent

Jalalabad bombing: Explosion at Save The Children offices in Afghan city as gunmen clash with security forces...

Attackers set off a car bomb near the office of the Save The Children aid agency in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and then clashed with security forces, a provincial government spokesman said. "There was a blast and the target was ...

 2018-01-24 00:56 

The Independent

Shipwreck discovered in Alabama may be remains of last boat to bring slaves to US...

The wreckage of a boat discovered on a riverbank in Alabama is thought to be that of the Clotilda, the last vessel to bring African slaves into the US. The ship wreck, which has not been formally identified, was found when unusually low tides revealed cha...

 2018-01-24 00:28 

The Independent

Health department launches 'landmark review' of prescription drug addiction in UK...

The Government will launch a "landmark" review into the rising problem of prescription drug addiction in the UK and avoid repeating mistakes that led to the opioid epidemic in America, ministers have said. Public Health England will lead the evalu...

 2018-01-24 00:20 

The Independent

Nearly half of all children in London, Birmingham and Manchester live in poverty, finds study...

Almost half of all children in some UK cities are estimated to be living in poverty, new figures reveal, amid warnings that welfare reforms are leading to an "emerging child poverty crisis". An analysis of data indicates the most deprived areas in...

 2018-01-24 00:10 

The Independent

MPs attack Government for 'catastrophic waste of public money' over new electronic tags for offenders...

The Government has wasted millions of pounds of taxpayers' money on "fundamentally flawed" plans to redesign the electronic tags worn by criminals, an influential committee of MPs has said. The Public Accounts Committee accused ministers of a ...

 2018-01-23 23:58 

The Independent

Co-op pledges 50m of price cuts for grocery staples amid 'tight' competition...

The Co-op is investing 50m in cutting the price of grocery staples in response to "tight" competition on the high street, it has announced. The retail giant said it was lowering the price of some products by more than 40 per cent, with more than 6...

 2018-01-23 23:58 

The Independent

Ugandan president declares his love for Donald Trump in spite of 's***hole countries' remarks...

Uganda's president has declared his "love" for Donald Trump despite recent alleged remarks describing Haiti, El Salvador and other African nations as "s***hole countries"....

 2018-01-23 23:43 

The Independent

British children more worried about Trump than global warming and nuclear war, study suggests...

Children are experiencing...

 2018-01-23 23:33 

The Independent

Increasing soft drink prices could cause surge in alcohol sales, say experts...

A tax on sugary drinks introduced by the Government last year could increase alcohol consumption in some groups, a survey suggests. The levy on sugary drinks may have unintended consequences on the nation's shopping habits, researchers found. Experts ...

 2018-01-23 23:18 

The Independent

Fake news: How going viral feeds the murky monster of truth...

Fake news just got real. Brandon Griesemer, who is from Detroit, was arrested on Friday after making more than 20 phone calls to cable channel CNN and threatening to travel to the news organisation's Atlanta headquarters and carry out a mass shooting....

 2018-01-23 23:12 

The Independent

What Russia's reaction to the spoof naked air cadets video tells us about the country's attitude to sexuality and protest...

A young man wearing underwear, a bondage belt and pilot's cap appears on camera. He gyrates his hips and buttocks to the sound of Benny Benassi's "Satisfaction4; before thrusting along the corridors of a student dormitory. He dips in and ou...

 2018-01-23 23:03 

The Independent

Police raid French Rugby headquarters amid investigation into federation president Bernard Laporte...

Police conducted raids at the French rugby federation headquarters on Tuesday amid an investigation into an alleged conflict of interest involving federation president Bernard Laporte. It is understood the national financial prosecutor's office ordere...

 2018-01-23 22:47 

The Independent

Ursula K Le Guin dead: American science fiction writer dies, aged 88...

Celebrated science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K LeGuin has died at the age of 88. More follows......

 2018-01-23 22:25 

The Independent

Libya car bombing: 22 dead after blasts kill worshippers outside Benghazi mosque...

At least 22 people have been killed and more injured by a double car bombing in Libya. The explosions struck in the eastern city of Benghazi, in the central Al Salmani district, as worshippers were leaving a mosque after evening prayers. More follows......

 2018-01-23 22:25 

The Independent

Trump slaps tariffs on imported solar panels as industry warns it will cost US jobs...

US President Donald Trump has signed into law a 30 per cent tariff on imported solar panels in an effort to protect American jobs, angering both China and the US solar power industry, which says it will actually lose jobs as a result....

 2018-01-23 22:06 

The Independent

Democrats ask Facebook and Twitter for evidence of Russia involvement in #ReleaseTheMemo...

Democrats are pressing Facebook and Twitter to illuminate if Russian-linked actors fanned an online campaign to release a politically charged memorandum....

 2018-01-23 21:58 

The Independent

More than million former felons in Florida could soon be allowed to vote...

Non-violent former felons in Florida could soon be allowed back on voter rolls after activists there cleared a last major hurdle to change the state's constitution. The Voting Restoration Amendment, which is expected to be put on the ballot for the mi...

 2018-01-23 21:54 

The Independent

National Television Awards: Full list of 2018 winners...

On Tuesday, the biggest names in British TV came together to celebrate the top actors, actresses and shows in the UK at the National Television Awards. This year's awards show was hosted by Dermot O'Leary and took place at the O2 Arena. The ceremo...

 2018-01-23 21:49 

The Independent

Momentum chair: 'Enthusiasm for an alternative government will grow stronger, not weaker'...

Writing in his 2014 book The Blair Supremacy, Labour Party historian Lewis Minkin described how it was Tony Blair's intention to put the parliamentary left into a "sealed tomb"....

 2018-01-23 21:47 

The Independent

Momentum chief pledges Corbyn-backing group will not campaign to deselect any Labour MPs...

The chairman of the powerful Jeremy Corbyn-backing activist group Momentum has pledged that the organisation will not campaign to deselect any Labour MPs. Jon Lansman made the promise in an exclusive interview with The Independent amid rising concern amon...

 2018-01-23 21:38 

The Independent

Dolores O'Riordan: Details of The Cranberries singer's final days have been revealed...

Details of Dolores O'Riordan's final days have been revealed, indicating that The Cranberries frontwoman was seemingly doing well and discussing new projects....

 2018-01-23 21:25 

The Independent

East London's 'ugly ducking' is half the price of nearby Canary Wharf...
 2018-01-23 21:17 

The Independent

Trump-Russia links: Robert Mueller aims to question US President over potential obstruction of justice...

Robert Mueller is reportedly seeking to question Donald Trump about his firing of James Comey and Michael Flynn, apparently intensifying his examination of whether the President was responsible for obstruction of justice....

 2018-01-23 21:14 

The Independent

Trump's new FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to quit over pressure to fire deputy, according to report...

Christopher Wray, the man Donald Trump chose to replace former FBI Director James Comey, has reportedly already threatened to resign....

 2018-01-23 21:03 

The Independent

Leroy Sane shines to see off Bristol City and send Manchester City to EFL Cup final despite late scare...

Manchester City took another small step towards history tonight, going to Bristol City, winning 3-2, reaching the first final of the Pep Guardiola era. City will go to Wembley to play for the EFL Cup on 25 February. Yes, it is the smallest of the four tro...

 2018-01-23 20:59 

The Independent

Brexit: Theresa May faces backlash over claims in Brussels that UK has 'agreed in principle' to Norway-style transition...

Conservative MPs have told Theresa May Britain must not be bound by EU rules during the Brexit transition period, after it was claimed in Brussels that the UK had already "agreed in principle" to a Norway-style deal. One warned it would be seen as...

 2018-01-23 20:55 

The Independent

Alaska tsunami latest: Fears give way to relief as warnings lifted along the US West Coast...

A tsunami warning spurred by a powerful earthquake pushed Alaskans from their beds in the middle of the night and left western Canada and the US West Coast on edge before the threat was declared over. Authorities issued tsunami warnings for a large stretc...

 2018-01-23 20:47 

The Independent

Antonio Conte must help Chelsea rediscover their habit of beating Arsenal but he faces a tactical dilemma...

Ahead of a second leg at the Emirates that could go a long way to deciding how to evaluate Chelsea's season, you could forgive Antonio Conte second-guessing how to approach it. One big question is whether he goes on the front foot against Arsenal in t...

 2018-01-23 20:35 

The Independent

Labour NEC takes unusual step of telling Labour-run council to halt major housing development scheme...

Labour's governing body has taken the highly unusual step of asking a Labour-led council to halt its flagship housing redevelopment scheme. The party's National Executive Committee (NEC) requested Haringey Council put a stop to the Haringey Develo...

 2018-01-23 20:35 

The Independent

Naomi Parker Fraley dead: 'Real-life Rosie the Riveter' dies aged 96...

The real-life Rosie the Riveter has died at the age of 96. Naomi Parker Fraley, the inspiration behind the iconic feminist Rosie the Riveter passed away on Saturday. Fraley, who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921, was well-known for her role in inspiring...

 2018-01-23 20:24 

The Independent

Bournemouth Council denies 'removing sleeping bag and belongings' of homeless man found dead in car park...

A council has denied claims they removed the sleeping bag and belongings of a homeless pensioner found dead in a car park. The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of a 66-year-old man known locally as "Kev"....

 2018-01-23 20:06 

The Independent

UK military cuts shelved until after new defence spending review...

Cuts to the UK's military forces have been put on ice after the National Security Council ordered a review of defence spending. Downing Street announced current spending plans which military chiefs had warned could see the armed forces badly diminishe...

 2018-01-23 20:05 

The Independent

Arsene Wenger defends Arsenal's transfer policy after Henrikh Mkhitaryan move but are his principles waning?...

Arsene Wenger once claimed that the price of a player was determined by four factors: their talent, their ability to improve the side they were moving to, their resale value, and their age. For two decades, this principle has dictated his transfer policy,...

 2018-01-23 19:43 

The Independent

Sally Morgan: Tony Blair should have made Gordon Brown foreign secretary in 2001...

Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, came to the "Blair Years" class at King's College London yesterday to talk about Tony Blair's inner circle. She was a member of it, as Blair's political secretary in 10 Downing Street, later bri...

 2018-01-23 19:43 

The Independent

Public school headmaster backtracks threats of expulsion for pupils found in relationships...

The headteacher of a leading public school in Wales has come under fire for announcing his decision to expel students who have a boyfriend or girlfriend. In a leaked email, Toby Belfield, the principal at the 34,500-a-year Ruthin School in north Wales, st...

 2018-01-23 19:34 

The Independent

US senators used 'talking stick during government shutdown talks...

During bipartisan negotiations to find common ground and reopen the federal government this week, the world's so-called greatest deliberative body resorted to a negotiating exercise favoured in elementary schools all around America: A "talking sti...

 2018-01-23 19:28 

The Independent

Man bites police dog while resisting arrest...

A man has been arrested for biting a police dog while officers were investigating reports of a shooting in New Hampshire. The incident took place on Sunday when police arrived at a home in the town of Boscawen following reports a person had been shot. Two...

 2018-01-23 19:28 

The Independent

Oscars nominations 2018: Rachel Morrison becomes first female cinematographer to receive a nod...

The 2018 Oscars are set to be a historic occasion: Rachel Morrison has received the first nomination for a female cinematographer for her work in Mudbound. Morrison's inclusion in the best cinematography category is the first time a woman has been nom...

 2018-01-23 19:20 

The Independent

5 moments that made Tiffany Haddish's 2018 Oscar nominations announcement required viewing...

The Academy couldn't have chosen a better host than Tiffany Haddish to announce the 2018 Oscar nominees. The Girls Trip actress, along with presenter Andy Serkis, blessed viewers with a hilarious and entertaining ceremony that involved some mispronunc...

 2018-01-23 19:13 

The Independent

Australian cricket prodigy draws comparisons with Shane Warne after record bowling figures against England...

Lloyd Pope produced something of a cricketing miracle on Tuesday when the leg-spinner took tournament record figures of eight wickets for 35 to bowl Australia into the semi-finals of the under-19 cricket World Cup in New Zealand. The 18-year-old's hau...

 2018-01-23 19:11 

The Independent

James Comey: Former FBI director questioned for hours by Robert Mueller's team over Trump-Russia links...

Former FBI Director James Comey has been questioned by the special prosecutor probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, it has been reported. Mr Comey, who was fired in May 2017 as Donald Trump became increasingly frustrated by the...

 2018-01-23 18:48 

The Independent

Manbij becomes key ias US looks to rein in Turkey's Syrian offensive...

The US is trying to prevent the fighting Afrin between Turkish forces and Syrian Kurds spreading east into the main Kurdish enclave in Syria where US troops are based. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to drive the Kurdish People's...

 2018-01-23 18:40 

The Independent

Bristol City vs Manchester City LIVE! EFL Cup semi-final second leg...

The first leg of this EFL Cup semi-final saw Bristol City give Manchester City one of the biggest frights of their relatively serene season. Lee Johnson's team still lost 2-1, we shouldn't forget, but they showed enough to suggest there will be no...

 2018-01-23 18:34 

The Independent

Antonio Conte says Chelsea do not need trophies to be successful and hits out at Manchester clubs' financial muscle...

Antonio Conte says it is "already a good season" for Chelsea even if they don't win any silverware because they are operating at "120%" in a changed market. The Italian argued that Manchester City and United are on a different financia...

 2018-01-23 18:27 

The Independent

Nasa astronauts work on robotic arm outside International Space Station...

A pair of Nasa astronauts were filmed as they made a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) to work on a robotic arm. Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle were tasked with swapping the hands on the Canadarm2 because the old ones had...

 2018-01-23 18:17 

The Independent

Zainab Ansari: Police arrest 'serial killer' over rape and murder of 8-year-old that sparked protests across Pakistan...

A man suspected in the rape and killing of a 7-year-old girl has been arrested and has confessed to hers and at least seven other child killings, Punjab province's top official said Tuesday. At a news conference in the provincial capital of Lahore, Ch...

 2018-01-23 18:11 

The Independent

State of the Union 2018: When is Donald Trump speaking, where is it and what will he say?...

After a tumultuous first year in office, President Donald Trump is slated to deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, picking up the metaphorical torch in the annual tradition from the many men who have come before....

 2018-01-23 18:06 

The Independent

Phil Neville appointed head coach of England Women...

Phil Neville has been appointed head coach of England Women until the end of the 2021 UEFA Women's Championship campaign, the Football Association has announced. The former Manchester United, Everton and England player becomes the permanent successor ...

 2018-01-23 17:45 

The Independent

Donald Trump to host France's Emmanuel Macron in first state visit of his presidency...

The White House announced US President Donald Trump's first official state visit of his presidency will be with French President Emmanuel Macron. Mr Macron's visit will also include Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump's first state dinner. N...

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