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The best photos rejected from the National Portrait Gallery's Taylor Wessing prize

The Portrait Salon Awards 2019 celebrate images submitted to, and rejected by, the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Image copyright Mark Wallis Image caption “Ché-Loui and Evelyn-Rose were photographed at their home in Kent on the morning of their mother’s wedding.” – Mark Wallis The awards were founded by Carole Evans and […]

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Brown bear attacks: Deaths spark fear in Romania

Image copyright Brasov Roads and Bridges Directorate Image caption Bears have become so numerous that there are growing calls for a return to trophy hunting A spate of deadly bear attacks in Romania has raised fears that the population of Europe’s largest protected carnivore is increasing beyond control. Three men have been killed in little […]

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The farmers who started out with student debts and big dreams

Image copyright Dartmoor Shepherd When Lewis Steer was 16, his parents gave him three sheep as a reward for doing well in his GCSEs. It was an unusual present but Lewis and his girlfriend Flora Searson had an unusual goal – despite coming from non-farming families, they dreamed of running their own farm. Now in […]

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Democratic 2020 hopefuls tear into ‘criminal’ Trump at debate

Democratic presidential candidates tore into Donald Trump at the fifth debate in Atlanta on Wednesday night, hours after a senior US diplomat gave explosive testimony during impeachment hearings that directly implicated the president in a quid pro quo deal with Ukraine. Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, stunned Washington with bombshell evidence […]

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Leeds woman reveals 'trauma' of police sectioning

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionThere’s been a 17% rise in the number of times police in England have detained someone under the Mental Health Act A mental health patient has told how she was rugby tackled by police officers while running along a motorway after escaping from hospital. Megan Alikhanizadeh said the […]

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Ocean could provide over six times more food than it does today

The ocean could provide over six times more food than it does now with better management and more technological innovation, scientists said on Tuesday, adding that boosting cultivation of bivalves like mussels and clams could be especially beneficial. They estimated the oceans could provide more than two thirds of the animal protein that UN food experts […]

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Russian domestic violence: Women fight back

Image copyright Margarita Gracheva Two years ago, many Russians were shocked when the parliament significantly reduced penalties for domestic violence. Since then, women have been fighting back – demanding new legislation to restrain abusers, demonstrating in support of three sisters who took the law into their own hands, and finding new ways of tackling outdated […]

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Planning a baby at 16: 'I might be a young mum but I'm a good mum'

Image copyright Eden Image caption Eden decided to have a baby in 2016 when she was 16 It was in the toilet at a local restaurant that Eden found out she was pregnant. She and her boyfriend had gone out for dinner when she told him she thought their plan to have a baby was […]

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Grace Millane trial: Accused 'eroticised' backpacker's death

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption University of Lincoln graduate Grace Millane had been travelling alone in New Zealand The man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane “eroticised her death”, prosecutors have said. Ms Millane, 21, died in a hotel room in Auckland, New Zealand, before being buried in woodland outside the city. […]

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Bolivia crisis: New elections proposed as violence rages

Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters of Evo Morales demonstrate in El Alto Bolivia’s interim president has asked Congress to approve new elections as violence rages following the resignation of Evo Morales. However, Jeanine Áñez did not set a date for the poll. Mr Morales resigned on 10 November and later sought asylum in Mexico […]