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Live: Multiple people wounded in 'active shooter' attack near Chicago hospital

Chicago police have reported multiple shooting victims and an active shooter scene near the area of Mercy Hospital.


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In Poland, Nato military drills brace against unspoken Russian threat

Russian aggression along Europe’s eastern border has Nato ramping up training efforts in anticipation of all manner of warfare – from cyber to chemical. William Cook experiences Poland's biggest Nato operation first hand

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Children’s books are seeing a heyday – and adults are loving them too

In our disordered and confusing political times, asks Clare Zinkin, could it be that the child’s sense of wonder at the world is precisely what adults need?

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Winners don’t always take it all

Obsessed with perfect paths and tucked-away tracks, Will Gore reflects on a moment when sibling rivalry got the better of him

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Sir Philip Green's and Simon Cowell business partnership

Cowell has pulled the plug on their golden alliance after the revelation that Green used a High Court injunction to reinforce non-disclosure agreements said to involve allegations of racism and sexual harassment




Thousands of people just discovered the iPhone space bar trick

The ability is available on the iPhone 6S and newer models


No-deal Brexit spending by UK firms a waste of money says CBI

In a speech to the business lobby group's 2018 conference Carloyn Fairbairn said 'not one penny of it will create new jobs or products'

Reggae star Chronixx performs three original songs for Music Box

26-year-old reggae artist dropped by the studio the day after playing a huge sold-out show at Alexandra Palace in London

Reading George RR Martin's new book Fire and Blood feels like homework

Martin appears to have made the assumption that historical writing should be dry and clinical, but fans will likely be left frustrated with this extensive, exhaustive history of the Targaryen family and their dragons


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