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Stoke-on-Trent Central candidate denies racial hatred charges

Barbara Fielding-Morriss, 78, who stood as an independent, allegedly praised Hitler on her blog.

Pawel Zietowski jailed for M6 selfie and wheelies

Pawel Zietowski was captured in "hair-raising" footage standing up and rummaging in a backpack.

Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair

The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK.

Newcastle-under-Lyme crash: Man arrested after girl loses leg

A 10-year-old girl has her leg amputated below the knee following the crash in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

The tremor toppled buildings in the capital with many feared trapped in the rubble.

Hurricane Maria bears down on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

"Evacuate," Puerto Rico's safety commissioner warned residents. "Otherwise, you're going to die."

Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

The US president's first key speech at the UN was denounced by some member nations he had singled out.

Catalonia referendum: Spanish raid on Unipost deals blow to vote

Police discover a mass of documents directly related to the banned independence referendum.