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Disability blogger: ‘Trolls said I was too ugly for selfies, so I hit back’

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Image copyright Melissa Blake Image caption Melissa Blake has Freeman-Sheldon syndrome – a genetic and muscle disorder When Melissa Blake shared a blog post she’d written about Donald Trump on social media it went viral. But most of the thousands of comments she received weren’t criticising what she’d written, but...
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Arda Turan: Barcelona player gets suspended sentence for firing gun in hospital

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turan is on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir from Barcelona Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has received a suspended jail sentence of nearly three years for firing a gun in a hospital after a fight with a singer. Turan – currently on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir...
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Jo Swinson: ‘Our resolve remains firm’

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Opposition MPs demanding Parliament be recalled have returned to Westminster to protest. Representatives from Labour, the SNP and the Lib Dems gathered outside the gates, criticising the government for leaving Parliament suspended after a court ruling said it was unlawful. Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said it was “astonishing” they...
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Australia fires: Bodycam footage shows Queensland evacuations

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Queensland Police Service have released footage of their evacuation efforts in a residential neighbourhood, as wildfires have broken out across the state and neighbouring New South Wales. The wildfire season usually runs from October to April but with fires have starting earlier than expected this year, officials fear it could...
BBC EU

Dutch euthanasia case: Doctor acted in interest of patient, court rules

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Euthanasia was legalised in the Netherlands in 2002 (stock photo) A doctor accused of failing to verify consent before performing euthanasia on a dementia patient has been cleared of any wrongdoing by a Dutch court. The 74-year-old patient, who died in 2016, had expressed...
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Felicite Tomlinson: Drug use killed One Direction star’s sister

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Image copyright Felicite Tomlinson Image caption Felicite Tomlinson was an aspiring fashion designer who had 1.3 million followers on Instagram An aspiring fashion designer died accidentally from a fatal combination of drugs, a coroner has concluded. Felicite Tomlinson, 18, the sister of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, was found unresponsive...
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Hurricane Dorian: Search teams scour Bahamas wreckage for victims

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At least 50 people have died as a result of Hurricane Dorian, a number that is expected to rise as search operations continue. Two weeks after the category five storm devastated parts of the island chain, thousands have been left without homes and essentials such as water and electricity. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49664059

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