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Canoeist dies after river rescue

Heavy rain and melting snow have brought floods to Britain as a canoeist died after being pulled from a fast-flowing swollen river by firefighters and mountain rescue volunteers.Read

232 die in Brazil nightclub blaze

A total of 232 people have died after a blaze tore through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil.Read

Canoeist rescued from swollen river

A canoeist who was pulled from a fast-flowing river by firefighters and mountain rescue volunteers has died.Read

Flood warning fear as snow melts

Heavy rain and thawing snow and ice brought floods to parts of Britain as forecasters warned that more wet weather was on its way.Read

Rescue bid for HMV chain continues

Attempts to salvage music chain HMV will continue this week as attention turns to the prospect of a new stock deal with suppliers.Read

'Specific' threat in Somaliland

A "specific threat" has been identified to westerners in Somaliland, the Foreign Office said in a warning to all Britons who have ignored previous warnings they should flee immediately.Read

Starbucks not singled out - Shapps

Starbucks has not been singled out for criticism over tax, a senior Tory insisted after the firm reportedly threatened to abandon UK investment plans over the politicisation of the issue.Read

'245 dead' in Brazil nightclub fire

A fire has swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil, killing at least 245 people and leaving more than 200 injured, police and firefighters said.Read

Murray comes up short in Australia

British hearts were broken as fans shared Andy Murray's pain after he lost in the Australian Open final to fierce rival Novak Djokovic in a gruelling encounter.Read

Campaigners blast comments on Jews

Organisers of a memorial day for victims of the Holocaust have "utterly condemned" a Liberal Democrat MP who accused "the Jews" of atrocities against Palestinians.Read

Citizenship test changes revealed

The Government has unveiled changes to the test taken by foreign nationals who wish to become UK citizens to place greater focus on the "values and principles at the heart of being British".Read

'180 dead' in Brazil nightclub fire

Firefighters say that the death toll from a fire that swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil has risen to 180.Read

Mali troops march towards Timbuktu

French and Malian troops have held a strategic bridge and the airport in the northern town of Gao as their force also pressed toward Timbuktu, another stronghold of Islamic extremists in northern Mali.Read

'90 dead' in Brazil nightclub fire

A fire in a nightclub in southern Brazil has killed at least 90 people, police and firefighters said.Read

Clegg: no change on economy plans

The Government will "absolutely not change course" in its plans to tackle the deficit, Nick Clegg says.Read

EU vote 'not in national interest'

David Cameron's EU referendum promise is "not in the national interest" and risks derailing the fragile UK economy, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned.Read

Flood alerts as the snow melts

More than 200 flood alerts are in place across the UK as heavy rain mixed with melting snow marks the latest weather battle.Read

Murdered officer to be remembered

Prayers will be said at masses across the Irish Republic for murdered police officer Adrian Donohoe.Read

'Worrying signs' of delays to HS2

There are "worrying signs" the Government's controversial HS2 high-speed rail project will suffer delays, Labour has said.Read

Armed robber's gun may be fake

An armed robber who collapsed and died after being disarmed and pinned down by customers in a bookies may have been wielding an imitation gun, police have said.Read


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