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Author Lilian Galstyan

11:28 10/06/2017

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Director of football Jon Rudkin is now leading the process to find Shakespeare’s full-time successor and is likely to speak to a number of potential candidates.

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Spanish government meets to impose direct rule in rebel Catalonia

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Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead

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12:29 World
David Blaine accused of raping model in London in 2004

Met police confirm allegation of rape under investigation after Natasha Prince claimed magician assaulted her when she was 21.

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Australia receives 'unprecedented' letter from North Korea

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called the message "unprecedented," noting that North Korea usually chooses different means to communicate.

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Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.

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China says no excuses for foreign officials meeting Dalai Lama

China considers the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, to be a dangerous separatist.

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Thousands rally for gay marriage before Australian postal vote closes

The largest crowd was in Sydney, where organizers said between 5,000 and 10,000 people gathered in front of Central Station before marching along one of the city’s biggest roads to Victoria Park.

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Trump drawing of Empire state building sells for $16,000

The auction house says a portion of the proceeds of the sale are going to benefit WHDD-FM, a National Public Radio station in Connecticut.

20:30 World
Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread

WHO’s Africa emergencies director, Ibrahima Soce Fall, told reporters in Geneva the organisation was racing to stop both the Madagascar plague and an outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg virus in Uganda that it was confident it could contain.

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Jamaica or bust: Merkel launching crunch German coalition talks

The talks between Merkel’s conservative bloc, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens are styled as “exploratory”, but negotiators aim to get down to details of tax and budget policy in their first full meeting together.

19:24 World
Viral Chinese video game measures which players can clap fastest for President Xi Jinping

Called "Excellent Speech: Clap for Xi Jinping," a new mobile game from the tech behemoth asks users to "clap" for the Chinese leader by tapping on their screens as many times as they can in a span of 19 seconds. 

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The simple yes-no question dividing Australia's suburbs

As of mid-October, almost 11 million people, or about 67.5% of registered voters, had returned their surveys ahead of the November 7 deadline.

17:45 World
Top Chinese officials 'plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping'

These party members have since been arrested or jailed in a wide-reaching corruption crackdown launched by Mr Xi.

16:38 World
Ibrahim Halawa freed from jail in Egypt

Mr Halawa, who is from Dublin, was arrested during a siege at the Al-Fath mosque in Cairo in 2013.

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China's Xi Jinping consolidates power with new ideology

Top officials have made multiple mentions of "Xi Jinping Thought" at the Communist Party Congress.

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Snap election gamble looks set to pay off for Japan's Abe

An election victory would also provide Abe with what may be his best, and possibly last, chance to secure the majority needed to begin the process of revising Japan's pacifist constitution.

15:01 World
Brazil court fines Neymar $1.2m over tax evasion case

The parents of the PSG and Brazil international as well as three companies that administer the player's portfolio have all been fined, according to judicial sources.

14:44 World
Global pollution kills 9m a year and threatens 'survival of human societies'

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14:28 World
Barack Obama delivers veiled but withering rebuke of Donald Trump

Back in the public fray at a rally in Virginia, the former president delivered his views on the current political climate in his strongest terms yet.

13:41 World
Former Nazi death camp guard charged with accessory to murder

The then 22-year-old man, whom the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office did not identify in its statement, is accused of having guarded prisoners at the death camp in Lublin-Majdanek who were slated to be killed in 1943 and 1944.

12:43 World
Assisted dying: Australia state lawmakers in 26-hour debate

Lawmakers in Victoria discussed the voluntary euthanasia bill for 26 hours from Thursday morning until it was approved 47-37 in a vote on Friday.

12:29 World
Holden's Australian era ends with last locally-made car

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10:47 World
Oxford accused of 'social apartheid' as colleges admit no black students

Labour MP attacks university where one in three colleges failed to admit a black British student with A-levels in 2015.

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Ride hailing firm Grab secures up to $700 million in debt facilities

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Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith speak to Sky about sexual harassment in the music industry in the wake of allegations in Hollywood.

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'It is a dangerous moment': Madagascar plague death toll reaches 74

Health officials struggle to contain spread of disease after virulent pneumonic strain infects 800 people across island since August.

19:47 World
Head of Germany's FDP offers Macron 'bittersweet' euro zone deal

Lindner said Macron -- who last month called for a joint euro zone budget and joint finance minister among other reforms -- had described political progress as a question of finding a balance between carrots and sticks.

19:24 World
A 4.5 billion-year-old Swedish meteorite is going up for auction

The rock might not look like anything special, but in fact it's a fragment of the Muonionalusta, an iron meteorite believed to be the oldest in the world.

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Myanmar fire guts iconic Yangon hotel Kandawgyi Palace

Two others were injured in the blaze which began around 03:00 (20:30 GMT Wednesday) at the Kandawgyi Palace.

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Here’s a closer look at Apple’s secret self-driving car

The car appears to be outfitted with standard third-party sensors and hardware, including (count ‘em) six Velodyne-made LIDAR sensors, several radar units, and a number of cameras — all encased in Apple-esque white plastic.

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400 mysterious ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabia

Many of the stone walls, which archaeologists call "gates" because they resemble field gates from above, were found in clusters in a region in west-central Saudi Arabia called Harrat Khaybar.

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