Storm Arwen: Residents speak of 'nightmare' power cuts in County Durham

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Irish police rule out foul play over death in post office pension incident

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Washington DC hosts huge anti-vaccine mandate protest, with thousands of demonstrators ignoring city's outdoor mask rules and playing Meat Loaf songs days after anti-COVID rules singers 'virus death'

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