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Hundreds of whales wash ashore in Australia’s ‘largest ever mass stranding’

WARNING – UPSETTING IMAGES: Hundreds of long-finned pilot whales have mysteriously washed up on the shores near Macquarie Harbour in western Tasmania since Monday

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House spotted with Christmas decorations up three months before December 25

After the awful year we’ve all had, there’s no surprise that some people are looking forward for Christmas but one excited household in Dublin have got their tinsel and tree out already

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Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner loses bid for prison release

Lawyers for prime suspect Christian Brueckner had argued that protocols in the use of the European Arrest Warrant had been reached, but today judges threw his appeal out

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How Arati Saha fought back from agonising defeat to swim the English Channel

Google Doodle is celebrating Arati Saha on September 24. In September 1959 she became the first Asian woman to swim the English Channel, putting behind a heartbreaking defeat weeks earlier

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Driver given parking ticket after leaving rude note demanding not to be fined

A driver who left a note in their car telling parking inspectors not to issue the vehicle with a ticket because they were a resident on the street returned to find they had been fined about £55

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Killer’s horror collection of items included homemade sex toys and murder notes

Sick Bradley Robert Edwards was convicted of killing Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27 in Claremont, a suburb of Perth, Australia

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Rapist threatened to kill girl, 13, if she resisted as he attacked her in park

Craig Anthony Mclean was jailed for nine months for sexually assaulting the 13-year-old victim after grooming her for a year in Queensland, Australia

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What other countries are doing as they prepare for second wave of coronavirus

Today EU health commissioner Stella Kyriakides said Europe is at a “decisive moment” and called on member states to take action at the first sign of rising new case numbers

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Thailand planning ‘fun’ quarantine hotels with live music and virtual yoga

As well as virtual yoga, meditation and cooking classes tourist chiefs want approved quarantine hotels to arrange live music shows guests can enjoy from their rooms

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Tinder fraudster jailed after conning dates out of £450k in fake farm scam

Jocelyn Zakhour, from Melbourne, Australia, blamed one of her victims – who she swindled over $700,000 from – for being stupid enough to fall for her lies after she was caught