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Horse show cancelled after car park fire at Liverpool Echo Arena

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a multi-storey car park on Liverpool’s waterfront beside the Echo Arena, which was hosting an international horse show. Horses have been evacuated and the evening session of the show, which was scheduled to start at 7.30pm, has been cancelled. Six fire engines were initially in attendance and crews, wearing…

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5 weird things dropping this New Year’s Eve

1 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about 5 weird things dropping this New Year's Eve The iconic ball in Times Square, N.Y., isn't the only thing dropping on New Year's Eve. Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSE Check out…

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Rouhani defends right to protest but rejects violence

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says people in the country have the right to protest but warned that violence is unacceptable. His comments on Sunday were the first since widespread anti-government protests, the biggest show of dissent since huge rallies in 2009, broke out in the Islamic Republic earlier this week. "It should be clear to everyone…

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Palestine recalls US envoy after Trump’s Jerusalem move

The Palestinian leadership has said it is recalling its envoy to the United States following Washington's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian officials have previously said they will "no longer accept" any peace plan put forward by the US following President Donald Trump's unilateral declaration on December 6. Trump's move sparked deadly protests in…

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Authorities work to recover downed Hawkesbury River seaplane

Updated January 01, 2018 07:42:41 Video: Police confirm deaths of six people in seaplane crash (ABC News) Related Story: Six people killed after seaplane crashes into Hawkesbury River Transport safety investigators will this morning begin work to recover the wreckage of a seaplane that crashed into the Hawksbury River in New South Wales yesterday. Key…

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Hinds: Forgotten Aussie football suffering serious hangover

Updated January 01, 2018 07:32:09 Photo: Low crowds, a low profile and poor ratings are among the problems facing the A-League heading into 2018. (AAP / FFA: File Photo) Related Story: Hinds: Forget the arguments of cost, do Sydney's football clubs deserve new stadiums? Related Story: Hinds: Fear lingers in the minds of England's batsmen…

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Secrets of pickpocket family in wartime Melbourne revealed

Posted January 01, 2018 07:00:00 Photo: Public records deemed private are kept from public view for 75 years. (Supplied: Public Record Office Victoria) Related Story: You're the first to escape in 50 years — so what do you do? Newly released documents from the 1940s reveal the tactics used by a family of pickpockets operating…

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