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Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, and a flagship service of the namesake company Facebook, Inc. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

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Sir Sean Connery, James Bond Actor, Dies Aged 90 [Video]

Sir Sean Connery, James Bond Actor, Dies Aged 90

Acting legend Sir Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. The Scottish actor was best known for his lead role in the James Bond films between 1962 and 1971. Connery was awarded an Oscar in..

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Labour accuses the Government of ‘dithering’ over lockdown [Video]

Labour accuses the Government of ‘dithering’ over lockdown

Labour's shadow business minister Lucy Powell has criticised the Government for "dithering" over whether England will be placed in a full national lockdown. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to..

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Paddy Crerand pays tribute to Nobby Stiles [Video]

Paddy Crerand pays tribute to Nobby Stiles

Former Manchester United footballer Paddy Crerand paid tribute to his teammate Nobby Stiles following his death. Crerand described him as a great but underestimated footballer. Report by Browna. Like..

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Ashworth urges PM not to ‘dither’ with Coronavirus action [Video]

Ashworth urges PM not to ‘dither’ with Coronavirus action

Jon Ashworth has urged the Prime Minister not to “dither and delay” with Coronavirus action. The Shadow Health Secretary added that any action will be welcomed by the Labour Party as the virus is..

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds thank NHS [Video]

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds thank NHS

Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have thanked the NHS for their hard work in their first TV appearance together. The pair went on to nominate a number of NHS staff members for The Daily..

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Len McCluskey dubs Corbyn suspension unjust [Video]

Len McCluskey dubs Corbyn suspension unjust

General Secretary of Unite the Union, Len McCluskey, says Jeremy Corbyn's suspension from the Labour Party was unjust and urges members to remain in the Party to move towards unity. Report by Browna...

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Starmer on Corbyn suspension: There's no need for civil war [Video]

Starmer on Corbyn suspension: There's no need for civil war

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has said "there's no need for a civil war" following the decision to suspend former leader Jeremy Corbyn. The politician said he never wants the Labour Party and..

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Starmer: Tier system could be months of ‘prolonged agony’ [Video]

Starmer: Tier system could be months of ‘prolonged agony’

Sir Keir Starmer calls on the Prime Minister to act fast to stem the spread of coronavirus. The Labour leader called the current tier system’s effectiveness into question saying it could cause..

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Raab calls for Iran’s ‘cat and mouse game’ to end [Video]

Raab calls for Iran’s ‘cat and mouse game’ to end

Foriegn Secretary Dominic Raab has called for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and all dual nationals to be released from Iran, dubbing their ‘cat and mouse game’ unacceptable. Report by Browna. Like us..

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Stocks rebound with tech in the lead [Video]

Stocks rebound with tech in the lead

U.S. stocks recovered on Thursday some of the steep losses seen the day before as investors gobbled up high-flying tech names in anticipation of strong quarterly results after the close, which Amazon,..

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Sturgeon clarifies rules ahead of new Tier system [Video]

Sturgeon clarifies rules ahead of new Tier system

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has issued a video statement clarifying the new rules in Scotland from Monday when the country introduces its own Tier system for coronavirus..

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Wild peacocks rufflle feathers in West Sussex village [Video]

Wild peacocks rufflle feathers in West Sussex village

Villagers in West Sussex are divided over the fete of wild peacocks which have been roaming freely around Henfield, after Sussex Police was called in to dispatch of them 'humanely'. Report by Fullerg...

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Khloe Kardashian Tested Positive for Covid-19 [Video]

Khloe Kardashian Tested Positive for Covid-19

Khloe Kardashian Tested Positive for Covid-19 Earlier this Year The reality star confirmed she was diagnosed in a preview clip of the family’s hit reality show "Keeping Up with the..

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Corbyn shocked and disappointed by suspension [Video]

Corbyn shocked and disappointed by suspension

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is "very shocked and very disappointed" by his suspension from the party, adding that he will appeal to those that made the decision to "kindly think..

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Ken Livingstone dismisses anti-Semitism report as 'farce' [Video]

Ken Livingstone dismisses anti-Semitism report as 'farce'

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has dismissed the Equality and Human Rights Commission report into anti-Semitism within the Labour party as a "complete farce". Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Starmer defends Corbyn suspension [Video]

Starmer defends Corbyn suspension

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has defended the decision to suspend Jeremy Corbyn from the party pending an investigation over comments he made about anti-Semitism within Labour. Report by Etemadil...

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Corbyn suspended from Labour Party [Video]

Corbyn suspended from Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from Labour after stating that anti-Semitism in the party had been "dramatically overstated for political reasons". Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Labour leader apologises for anti-Semitism 'day of shame' [Video]

Labour leader apologises for anti-Semitism 'day of shame'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he was "truly sorry" after the Equality and Human Rights Commission found the party broke equality law in its handling of anti-Semitism. Report by Etemadil. Like us..

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Home Secretary reacts to Nice attack [Video]

Home Secretary reacts to Nice attack

Home Secretary Priti Patel has offered support for the people of France following news of a terror attack in Nice. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us..

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Home Secretary defends local Covid approach [Video]

Home Secretary defends local Covid approach

Home Secretary Priti Patel has defended the government's localised approach to dealing with coronavirus outbreaks, despite growing calls for a national lockdown. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Home Secretary on 'avoidable tragedy' in English Channel [Video]

Home Secretary on 'avoidable tragedy' in English Channel

Home Secretary Priti Patel says the UK is committed to tackling people trafficking following the 'avoidable tragedy' which saw a migrant family lose their lives in the English Channel on Tuesday. Ms..

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Hillsborough County teachers relying on crowdsourcing to restock classrooms following budget cuts [Video]

Hillsborough County teachers relying on crowdsourcing to restock classrooms following budget cuts

Some Hillsborough County teachers are turning to crowdsourcing efforts on Facebook for help to stock their new classrooms. Story: https://bit.ly/37Q4HXH

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Polish women strike 'to fight' abortion ruling [Video]

Polish women strike 'to fight' abortion ruling

Polish barber Kinga Rutkowska has struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic but for her, protecting women's rights outweighs financial losses, so she closed her shop on Wednesday (October 28) to..

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Bishop of Dover calls for migrants to be given safe passage [Video]

Bishop of Dover calls for migrants to be given safe passage

The Bishop of Dover has expressed her sadness over the loss of the Kurdish-Iranian family who died trying to cross the English Channel. Rose Hudson-Wilkin called for the UK and the rest of Europe to..

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Mayor "unsatisfied" with post-Grenfell progress [Video]

Mayor "unsatisfied" with post-Grenfell progress

London Mayor Sadiq Khan warned that there were Londoners still living in unsafe homes and that he was not satisfied with the progress made since the Grenfell disaster. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

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Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

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