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Labour MP Dies After Being Shot And Stabbed In Birstall

An MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in a "horrific" assault in her constituency, police have said.  Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was left bleeding on the ground after the attack in Birstall, West Yorkshire. A man was arrested nearby. One eyewitness told the BBC they heard her attacker shout "put Britain first" at least twice beforehand. Tributes have poured in from politicians including David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Beggar Tells Court He Earns More From Street Begging Than Working A Real Job

The court heard that begging was a major problem in Nottingham and a police operation was set up to combat it. Craig Atkinson, 36, was arrested and pleaded guilty to begging but said the cash went on his two children. The beggar told a court his income would drop if he took “a regular job.” He said: “If I got a proper regular job, I would get less money than I am doing this. “People give me money. There are no victims. “Other people sustain a £200 drug habit but mine goes to my two teenage children.” He told Nottingham Magistrates Court on Tuesday that he is homeless but went...
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Tube Strike: London Commuters Deal With Queues And Delays

Commuters are dealing with long queues and delays as they try navigating London during a strike that has shut down the whole Tube network. About 250 extra buses have been laid on but there are reports of 200 miles of tailbacks as commuters switch to cars.  The 24-hour strike by four unions began on Wednesday evening and there will be no Tube service until Friday. Unions are unhappy at conditions offered to drivers on a new Night Tube service due to start next month. A long-serving LU train driver, who wished to remain anonymous, told BBC News, "We get paid an amazing salary and the holidays are great...
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Meet the Nigerian Biker, Omo Alokwe, Preparing To Ride From England To Lagos

Omo Alokwe, of Woodchurch Road, West Hampstead, will ride from Land’s End (England) to Lagos, in Nigeria, in November to raise funds for Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF). The business change analyst is taking on the challenge on his own and aims to raise £20,000 for MSF. He will start from Land’s End and ride to Dover where he will travel on the Eurotunnel to France and then onto Morroco and through Senegal, Mali and Togo before reaching Nigeria. In Nigeria, Mr Alokwe aims to break the world record for the longest motorcyle ride in a single country. Over 16 weeks, he will aim to cover 30,000 miles...
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The Moment the World’s Tallest Man Meets the World’s Smallest

For the first time ever, the tallest living man met the shortest in London. Sultan Kosey of Turkey, 31, measures 8-foot-3. At the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day, he met Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 74, from Nepal. At 21.5 inches, Dangi is the shortest man in history. He weaves Nepalese garments for a living and has five brothers all of an average height. Sultan first became the world's tallest living man in 2009.   Credit: Yahoo News
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