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Dull and damp conditions across the UK on Wednesday

Damp conditions will remain across the UK today. Credit: Met Office

Many places will be dull and damp today with extensive low cloud, mist and hill fog as well as rain and drizzle.

The heavier rain should become largely confined to eastern parts.

It will be mostly dry in the northwest with some sunshine but still the risk of some fog persisting.



24 Chinese coal miners dead in underground fire

Twenty-four coal miners have died in China following an underground fire, according to state media.

The disaster happened at a mine in Liaoning province in north-east China. Credit: Google Maps

Another 52 people were injured in the disaster at a mine in Liaoning province in the north-east of the country, Xinhua News Agency said.

The mine is said to be run by the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corporation.

China's mines are among the most dangerous in the world, with 1,067 fatalities reported in 2013.

New York protesters clash with police at Brown rally

Protesters have clashed with police at a rally in New York, as demonstrations against the decision not to charge a police officer who killed a black teenager continue across the US.

Dozens of demonstrators are seen clashing with police in Times Square. Credit: Reuters
The decision not to charge Darren Wilson has triggered protests across the US. Credit: Reuters
A protester and police officer scuffle during demonstrations. Credit: Reuters
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