Scientists should ditch ‘statistical significance’, say experts

A better more contextual way of evaluating scientific results is needed, it is claimed.

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Brexit: What happens next?

Theresa May needs the unanimous approval of the other 27 EU leaders to win an extension to the withdrawal process.

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Far-right Vox party recruits former generals for Spain elections

The movement’s leader Santiago Abascal has also said Spaniards should be allowed to own firearms.

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Theresa May blames MPs for failing to implement Brexit on time

Latest: Theresa May has described the delay to Brexit as a “matter of great personal regret”, adding: “It is now time for MPs to decide.”

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Donald Trump continues attack on late US senator John McCain

The president said he had not received thanks for organising ‘the kind of funeral he wanted’.

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IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated, says Trump

The US president spoke as he displayed maps of IS-held territory in Iraq and Syria on the day he was elected and as of Wednesday morning.

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Man who duped Facebook and Google pleads guilty in €88m internet fraud case

According to court documents, Google sent over $23 million and Facebook nearly $100 million to bank accounts Evaldas Rimasauskas controlled.

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Tourist hotel levy for Edinburgh will happen, says tourism secretary

Fiona Hyslop said the Scottish Government will honour its pledge and bring forward legislation on a transient visitor levy.

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Latest: ‘Short’ Brexit delay possible as long as MPs vote for May’s deal, says Tusk

European Council president Donald Tusk said the ‘question remains open as to the duration of such an extension’.

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Ex-Southampton and Portsmouth footballer held in Colombia on US drug warrant

Prosecutors in Texas believe Jhon Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the feared Gulf cartel, Colombia’s chief prosecutor’s office said.

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International Scarface serial killer guilty of fifth murder

Mane Driza was convicted at the Old Bailey after jurors deliberated for two-and-a-half hours.

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Driver abducts schoolchildren and sets bus ablaze ‘in migrant deaths protest’

The driver, an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin, threatened the passengers, telling them that ‘no-one would survive’, officials said.

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Schoolboy left brain-damaged after being crushed by arcade game on holiday

Oscar Donnelly has been left with a number of medical problems after the incident in the Spanish resort of Lloret de Mar.

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UN judges increase Radovan Karadzic sentence to life in prison

Applause broke out in the public gallery as Judge Vagn Joensen passed the new sentence on the 73-year-old former Bosnian strongman.

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In Video: Theresa May’s most awkward Brexit moments

Troublesome props, a sore throat and some questionable dance moves have all inflicted the Prime Minister.

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Katie Price to face trial accused of shouting abuse outside school

She denies two charges relating to an alleged incident involving the girlfriend of her estranged husband Kieran Hayler.

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Google fined €1.49bn by EC for illegal advertising practices

Google has been issued a €1.49 billion fine by the European Commission for alleged illegal practices in search advertising.

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Update: Turkey’s Erdogan sparks diplomatic row with Australia and New Zealand

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised New Zealand and Australia for sending troops to Turkey in the First World War Gallipoli campaign.

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Man, 44, accused of sharing mosque attack video remanded in custody

A man accused of sharing video of the mosque attacks in New Zealand has been remanded in custody.

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New Kazakh president sworn in after long-time leader resigns

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev suggested the capital Astana be renamed Nursultan to honour the outgoing president.

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Latest: Foreign aid begins flowing into cyclone-hit southern Africa where over 350 confirmed dead

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has said the death toll could reach as high as 1,000.

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Beware of queen bees under your feet, say scientists

Bumblebee queens spend more time on the ground than in the air as they search for new colony sites, a study shows.

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Brexit: What they said then and now

Figures on both sides of the Brexit debate made bold claims during the 2016 referendum campaign.

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Gardening for just 10 minutes a week can cut risk of death, study suggests

The researchers said even just a little active time every week can bring health benefits.

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Instagram fails to remove disturbing images a month after promising to remove self-harm content

A month after Instagram promised to remove graphic images of self-harm from its platform, Sky News has found numerous disturbing videos and pictures on the social ...

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Hot drinks linked to 90% increased risk of oesophageal cancer – study

Cancer Research UK said the public should not be alarmed by the study and most people let their tea cool down a bit or add cold milk.

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May warned delay plea will be rejected without details

British prime minister Theresa May has been warned her last-ditch plea to extend next Friday’s Brexit deadline will be rejected within 48 hours unless she ...

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Bunnies attracted to plants bursting with genetic goodness

The amount of DNA in wild plants plays a role in the way they interact with herbivores, research shows.

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Potent cannabis strongly linked to psychosis

Powerful forms of the drug widely available in London may increase the risk of schizophrenia-like mental illness five-fold, say scientists.

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Burials to take place for two victims of Christchurch mosque atrocity

A special grave has been built at a city cemetery designated for Muslim burials.

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Donald Trump Jr claims ‘elites’ are trying to stop Brexit

The US President’s son said that Theresa May should have taken his father’s advice on negotiating EU withdrawal.

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Two charged after man in unicorn costume robs convenience store

Jacob William Rogge made off with cash and cigarettes while wearing the outfit, according to police.

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Thousands get UK citizenship after furore over treatment of Windrush generation

A public outcry ensued after revelations that long-term UK residents had been denied access to services.

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Democrats Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren urge end to Electoral College

Donald Trump claimed the US presidency in 2016 by winning the college, despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by three million.

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Trump praises Brazil’s ‘incredible’ far-right president at White House

The US leader said he was ‘honoured’ that Jair Bolsonaro’s election campaign had drawn comparisons with his own 2016 victory.

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Drink-driver caught in act by own dash cam footage after traffic lights crash

Footage captured from inside Caroline Jeffery’s car clearly showed the accident and her climbing out of the driver’s seat afterwards.

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UK Government ‘shortchanging Scotland’ in run up to Brexit, MSPs told

Derek Mackay said Scotland had been ‘sold out’ while other parts of the UK were given ‘bungs’ in a bid to win support for the PM’s ...

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Michel Barnier: Brexit extension could bring 'uncertainty' for UK

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said EU leaders will have to assess “the reason and the usefulness” of any request by Theresa May to extend the ...

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Pope rejects French cardinal's resignation after priest cover-up

Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known ...

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Chaotic scenes in UK court as protester denies calling British MP Anna Soubry a ‘Nazi’

James Goddard pleaded not guilty to harassing the politician between December 18 last year and January 8 in Westminster.

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Tommy Robinson contempt of court case delayed

The former EDL leader is facing an allegation that he committed contempt of court by filming people in a criminal trial and broadcasting footage.

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Crew makes emergency ascent in Indian Ocean as sub fills with smoke

The pair with the British-led Nekton Mission, investigating climate change off the Seychelles, are safe and recovering on the mother ship.

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Kazakhstan’s president steps down after 30 years

Nursultan Nazarbayev has led the Central Asian nation since 1989 when it was still part of the Soviet Union.

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Coffee compounds may slow growth of advanced prostate cancer – study

Natural chemicals in coffee have been shown to slow the growth of drug-resistant tumours in early laboratory experiments.

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Prosecutors consider terror motive in Utrecht tram shooting

Gokmen Tanis is being held on suspicion of ‘manslaughter with terrorist intent’.

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Brexit: What happens next?

With just 10 days to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union, what options are on the table to break the impasse?

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British ‘yellow vest’ protester denies Anna Soubry ‘Nazi’ jibe during chaotic court hearing

James Goddard repeatedly gesticulated to the packed and noisy public gallery during the court hearing.

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Babylonian treasure seized at Heathrow airport returned to Iraq

The stone would once have been placed in a temple.

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Scramble to rescue families as cyclone death toll mounts in southern Africa

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has said the death toll could reach as high as 1,000.

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Ministers will press on with May’s Brexit deal, says Barclay

The Brexit Secretary says Speaker John Bercow’s ruling means it is ‘more unlikely’ there will be a third ‘meaningful vote’ this week.

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