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44% of public 'don't think ministers can cut net migration to five figures'

Nearly half of Britons are doubtful about the Government's chances of meeting its controversial immigration target even after leaving the EU, according to a report.

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Queen sends message of condolence after devastating earthquake

The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the Italian president following the devastating earthquake in central Italy, which left at least 120 dead.

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Experts link being overweight or obese to eight more types of cancer

Being fat could lead to even more cancers than previously thought, experts have warned.

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Google, Facebook and Twitter 'passing the buck' over terror threat, say MPs

Social media giants are "consciously failing" to tackle the use of their sites to promote terrorism, a Commons report claims.

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James Corden: I'm not cool enough for a Michael Winterbottom film

James Corden does not consider himself to be "cool enough" to be in one of Michael Winterbottom's films.

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Donald Trump is the candidate for change, Nigel Farage claims ahead of US speech

Nigel Farage has hailed Donald Trump a force for change who can mobilise a "people's army" to take on the political establishment, as he prepares to deliver a speech at a rally for the Republican presidential candidate.

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Mother pays tribute to 'beloved daughter' stabbed to death at Australian hostel

The mother of 21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung who was stabbed to death at an Australian backpackers' hostel has paid tribute to an "amazing young woman with an adventurous spirit".

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Jeremy Corbyn turns on Sir Richard Branson amid 'ram-packed' train controversy

Jeremy Corbyn has angrily turned on Sir Richard Branson and the media as the controversy over his "ram-packed" train claim continued to dog him .

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Church minister Lee Banfield is first to leave Great British Bake Off

Church minister Lee Banfield said he was disappointed at being the first person to leave The Great British Bake Off.

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Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the year

Five men died and a sixth person is thought to be missing in another seaside tragedy as Britons basked in the sun on the hottest day of the year.

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Golden chance for punters as National Lottery celebrates Team GB glory

The National Lottery will celebrate Team GB's Olympic success by offering 67 extra prizes in Saturday's draw to represent the 67 medals won in Rio.

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Vice founder warns of fast and frightening media revolution

There is a fast and frightening revolution happening in media, that will get ugly, but is necessary to go forward, the founder and chief executive of Vice has claimed.

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102 criminals given longer jail terms in 2015 after complaints

More than 100 criminals were given longer prison terms last year following complaints the original sentence was too soft.

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Earth-like planet just four light years away may support life

A planet similar to Earth that may have deep oceans and harbour life has been discovered in another solar system just 4.27 light years away - close enough to be reached by future space missions.

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Three men die after being pulled from sea on hottest day of the year

Three men have died after being pulled from the sea on the hottest day of the year.

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Slump in mortgage approvals following Brexit vote

The number of mortgage approvals slumped to a one-and-half-year low in the month after the Brexit vote, according to a high street banking report.

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Lloyds boss 'regrets reputation damage' after private life allegations

Antonio Horta-Osorio, the boss of Lloyds Banking Group, has expressed regret over damage to done to the lender's reputation following allegations about his private life.

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WPP growth strategy unaffected by Brexit as profits rise 15.8% to £690m

Advertising giant WPP said Brexit will not hinder its growth strategy after reporting a 15.8% rise in pre-tax profit to £690 million in the first half of the year.

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Paddy Power Betfair sees half-yearly profits rise to £136.4m

Bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair has reported a jump in profits for the first half of the year as the firm begins to benefit from its restructure.

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Plastic microbeads in hygiene products should face outright ban by 2017, say MPs

An outright ban on the use of plastic microbeads in bathroom products must be introduced by the Government to reduce harmful marine pollution, MPs have said.

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