Death row inmate told he must choose between electric chair and lethal injection

A US death row inmate faces a Tuesday afternoon deadline to inform prison officials whether he wants to be executed by lethal injection or electrocution.

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Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over Khashoggi death

President Donald Trump has said the US will not levy additional punitive measures at this time against Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

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Dozens of migrants to be repatriated after arrests for minor offences in Mexico

A caravan of travellers heading towards the US has made its way through Central America to Mexico.

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Frozen flamingo rescued in Siberia after fall from mid air during migration

TV reports in Russia say the bird, which was heading to Saudi Arabia, is now in good condition.

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Scores die in suicide bomb attack targeting religious leaders in Afghanistan

The clerics were attacked as the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday was marked.

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Three men charged with planning mass killing in Melbourne

Three men allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group have been charged with planning a mass-casualty attack in Melbourne, Australia, police said.

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Anti-Alzheimer’s vaccine could soon be tested on patients, say scientists

Laboratory research suggests that a new DNA vaccine could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by several years.

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Eat less protein and more carbs for a healthy brain, research suggests

Mouse study finds a low protein, high carbohydrate diet leads to improvements in memory and learning.

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Supporters remember Spain’s General Franco amid plans to exhume him

The late dictator is buried with 34,000 Spanish Civil War victims from both sides and the government now wants to remove his remains.

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Cheating wife, her lover and his daughter jailed over plot to murder husband

Raymond Weatherall survived being shot last November.

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Is your country on the right track? The results are in and might surprise you

An international survey has found that six in 10 people around the world think their country is on the wrong track, with financial and political corruption topping ...

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France’s Emmanuel Macron open to dialogue over fuel protests

The president said he was trying to wean French drivers off fossil fuels.

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Rome moves to evict Casamonica ‘criminal’ clan from villas

Eight residences built without authorisation were targeted in the raids.

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Argument at Chicago hospital erupted into deadly shooting

Two hospital employees, a policeman and the gunman died in the shooting.

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Papua New Guinea parliament stormed over summit pay dispute

There has been anger at the amount spent on hosting the Apec summit in the country.

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May to hold talks with Juncker on future relations with EU

It is understood the talks are set to focus on future long-term relations between the UK and EU.

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International Space Station celebrates 20th anniversary

The first piece of the Space Station was put into orbit on November 20 1998.

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Pakistan summons US diplomat over Donald Trump remarks on Osama bin Laden

The US president had said the al Qaida leader had been harboured in Pakistan despite billions of dollars of US aid.

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Whale washed ashore with 115 plastic cups and two flip-flops in its stomach

A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a lump of trash in its stomach including 115 plastic drinking cups and two flip-flops.

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Spain’s PM threatens to vote against Brexit deal over Gibraltar

Spain’s prime minister has said his country will vote against the divorce agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom if Gibraltar’s ...

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Poll shows 60% of Scots would vote to remain in UK in new referendum

A new survey has shown 60% of people in Scotland would vote to remain in the UK in a referendum.

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Brexit: Key challenges facing Theresa May

In the latest development, the PM’s DUP allies withdrew their support in a series of Commons votes.

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Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work – report

Donald Trump criticised his 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using a private email server

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Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

The president issued a proclamation earlier this month that said anyone who crossed the southern border would be ineligible for asylum.

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Bloodshed and bribery were rampant under El Chapo, drug trial told

Government witness Jesus Zambada told the jury that shootings and cash payoffs were key components of the Sinaloa cartel’s business model.

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Sheriff: California wildfire death toll rises to 79

Rain could hamper the search for victims of the nation’s deadliest wildfire in at least a century, with nearly 700 people still unaccounted for.

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Person shot after police officer stabbed in Brussels

The victim was taken to hospital while the attacker was shot and seriously injured.

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One person dead, dozens injured after train derails near Barcelona

The regional civil protection agency said two train cars from a convoy of six went off the tracks at 6.15am near Vacarisses, around 45 kilometres northwest of Barcelona. ...

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Yemen rebels to halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia amid diplomatic moves

Meanwhile, Saudi King Salman said he wanted a political settlement.

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Update: Suspect dead and four critically ill after US hospital shooting

Police said it is unclear if the gunman took his own life or was killed by officers.

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Airbnb removes listings in Israeli settlements

The company said it will take down 200 listings in settlements ‘at the core of the dispute between the Israelis and Palestinians’.

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French fuel tax protests ‘smaller but more violent’

In a third day of actions, protesters blocked oil depots with their vehicles and disrupted English Channel traffic.

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Update: White House restores CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s pass

CNN has reported that the White House has restored the White House credentials of the TV network's reporter Jim Acosta.

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Life without parole for US man who killed pregnant wife and young daughters

Christopher Watts was formally sentenced to consecutive life sentences for the murders.

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4,000 flee eruption by Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

The volcano is one of the most active in Central America and an eruption in June killed 194 people.

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Two cargo deliveries in 15 hours for space station astronauts

The second shipment came in a vehicle named after Apollo 16 moonwalker John Young.

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Hundreds searching rubble in California for wildfire bodies as rain looms

The fire has destroyed more than 10,500 homes while burning 234 square miles.

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Sex attacker John Worboys to stay in British jail after Parole Board reverses decision

An earlier ruling that he was safe to be freed triggered a major outcry.

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Archaeologists in Pompeii find sensual fresco of queen and a swan

The swan denotes the god Jupiter while the queen, Leda, is mother of Helen of Troy as well as Castor and Pollux.

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Ecstasy chemical helps people co-operate without making them gullible

A study has found that the effects of MDMA do not cause a person to lose sight of who can and cannot be trusted.

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Why New Hampshire is a key stop on the road to the White House

Candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the US presidency are expected to declare they will run in the new year.

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Clearcast staff ‘received abuse’ over Iceland Christmas advert decision

The company which ensures adverts comply with broadcasting rules found itself at the centre of a storm over the commercial.

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Turkish and Russian leaders mark completion of pipeline project phase

A pipeline deep in the Black Sea has been put in place.

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Baby boy fighting for his life in UK after dog attack

A man and woman have been arrested after a baby boy was left with life-threatening head injuries

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‘Biological wonder’ created by termites discovered in Brazil

Millions of termite mounds built by a single species are as old as the pyramids and cover an area bigger than Great Britain.

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Traffic pollution linked to ‘significant’ increased autism risk

Exposure to the traffic pollutant Nitric oxide in the womb could play a role in autistic spectrum disorders, a study has suggested.

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Imran Khan hits back at Donald Trump over Pakistan criticisms

The Pakistan leader said that the US president was making his country a ‘scapegoat’ for its own military failures.

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Archaeologists in Pompeii find sensual fresco of goddess and a swan

The swan is said to denote the god Jupiter who is impregnating Leda.

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Brexit transition period should end before slated 2022 election, says May

Business Secretary Greg Clark believes an extension may be useful for employers.

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Emmanuel Macron vows vigilance as Nissan scandal affects Renault

The French carmaker is in an alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi.

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