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A gorilla who sparked a lockdown at London Zoo when he escaped from his enclosure spent some of his freedom downing five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash.Armed police were called in and visitors were cleared from the area after Kumbuka's...
Southern Railway passengers have warned of a potential "tragedy" because of overcrowding on strike days. Lawyers acting on behalf of the Association of British Commuters have written to the Department for Transport to find out if it carried out any health and...
Scientists have created the first detailed map of the Milky Way using two of the world's largest radio telescopes.The 100 metre Max-Planck radio telescope in Germany and the 64 metre CSIRO radio telescope in Australia were commissioned for the...
Elite Iraqi troops have retaken a town about 12 miles from Mosul as Islamic State fighters inside the city said they would battle to the death.France's President has said that the assault has already forced some Islamic State fighters to flee...
The stage was set for a bloody showdown.The expectation was that this would be an insult fest, more bad-tempered exchanges, with little talk of policy.But this time, it at least started with a departure from the norm -...
A survivor of the Aberfan disaster has spoken publicly for the first time, 50 years after the coal tip collapsed on to his school in South Wales.Gerald Kirwaun was eight years old when he was trapped inside a classroom...
A space probe that was supposed to look for signs of life on Mars has been lost, the European Space Agency has confirmed.Mission controllers said they were in the dark about the fate of the Schiaparelli probe, which is...
A man who was once a suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder has been named on a new Most Wanted list for alleged drug-dealing offences.It is alleged 40-year-old Jamie Acourt was part of a cannabis-dealing gang between...
The Prime Minister will tell European Union leaders it is "time to look to the future" of its relationship with the UK.Theresa May, attending her first European Council in Brussels, will tell the other 27 EU leaders that there is...
Sir Philip Green has launched a fresh broadside against a leading critic ahead of a Commons debate on whether the retail tycoon should be stripped of his knighthood.A letter from the businessman's family holding company, Taveta Investments, accuses Labour...

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