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Man and woman killed in south London crash

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Footscray Road in Eltham, south London A man and a woman in their 70s died after their car was hit by a van which was being pursued by police in south London.The crash happened on Footscray Road, Eltham, just after midnight.Scotland Yard said officers had spotted the Ford Transit van being driven "erratically at speed" and the driver had failed to stop.The man and
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Brexit and identity in NI: A delicate issue

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People in Northern Ireland, regardless of their background, can hold both British and Irish passports Much of the debate about Brexit has been focused on the Irish border and what it will look like after the UK leaves the EU.But Brexit will also have consequences for identity - specifically, the rights of British and Irish citizens in Northern Ireland after it happens.Identity has
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Venezuela crisis: Colombia border points closed amid aid stand-off

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBattle of the concerts Venezuela has said that its border with Colombia has been partially closed, shortly after opposition leader Juan Guaidó defied a travel ban to cross it.Vice President Delcy Rodriguez tweeted to say the "total, temporary closure" was due to serious threats against the country's sovereignty and security.Tensions have been rising over a row about the delivery of humanitarian
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Nigeria election 2019: Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Muhammadu Buhari (l) is expected to face a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar (r) Nigerians are finally going to the polls following a last-minute postponement a week ago. In Africa's most populous nation, the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, 72.Mr Buhari says he has built a strong foundation for prosperity but his rival says Nigeria is
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Curacao blocks Venezuela aid ship cargo, citing security

[ad_1] Willemstad, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) (AFP) - Curacao authorities Friday blocked Venezuelan opposition supporters from loading aid donations onto a ship to sail to their country, the vessel's captain said, with the island's government citing security concerns.The Venezuelans have flown containers to Curacao from private donors in the United States -- part of a broader aid effort by Venezuela's self-declared leader Juan Guaido to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.The
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GOP senators to watch on Trump’s emergency declaration

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall is heading to the GOP-controlled Senate, putting Republicans in the uncomfortable spot of deciding whether to back his declaration of a national emergency.Enough Republicans are chewing over whether to support Trump's plan to create suspense about the vote and how the issue will play in the 2020 elections. Their objections range from constitutional to pragmatic, with many
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Most mortgages go to first-time buyers, Halifax research shows

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images First-time buyers now make up the majority of home purchases bought with a mortgage in the UK, figures show.The Halifax bank said the last time such a situation existed was 1995.Its research found Pendle in Lancashire and Copeland in Cumbria were the most affordable areas, with homes costing 2.6 times local earnings on average.An average deposit of £32,841 is required to get on the property

R. Kelly Turns Himself In To Police After Being Charged With Sexual Abuse

[ad_1] R. Kelly Turns Himself In ... On Sexual Abuse Charges 2/22/2019 6:18 PM PST R. Kelly just surrendered to police in Chicago ... turning himself in after being charged with sexual abuse of 4 girls, at least 3 of whom were minors.  The embattled R&B singer turned himself in Friday night at a Chicago police station. As we reported ... prosecutors in Chicago hit Kelly with 10 counts of
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Trump announces Kelly Knight Craft as UN ambassador pick

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption If confirmed, Ms Knight Craft will replace Nikki Haley who stepped down in October President Donald Trump has announced that he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the country's vacant post of United Nations envoy. Ms Knight Craft is currently the US ambassador to Canada. She will replace Nikki Haley, who resigned last year.In two tweets announcing her nomination, the president congratulated
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Jamie Genevieve: Don’t call me an ‘influencer’

[ad_1] In just four years Jamie Genevieve has gone from department store make-up girl to social media sensation, amassing more than a million Instagram followers and 750,000 subscribers on YouTube. Jamie has a lipstick named after her and works closely with "about 15" of the world's top beauty brands, jetting to locations including The Hamptons, Dubai, New York, Las Vegas and the Maldives.To her followers, her life is a blur