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Sudan unrest: Protesters killed in Omdurman amid rival rallies
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Three protesters died after police broke up an anti-government demonstration using tear gas. Three protesters have been killed during an anti-government demonstration in Sudan even as thousands chanted support for President Omar al-Bashir at a rival rally in the capital, Khartoum. Sudan's official S [...]
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France, Belgium cast doubt on DR Congo election result
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France's foreign minister says surprise victory of opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi 'not consistent' with results. France and Belgium are challenging the outcome of DR Congo's presidential election, with France's foreign minister saying the declared victory of opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was [...]
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Houthi drone attack hits military base in Yemen: Reports
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Attack on southern al-Anad military base reportedly injures dozens of military personnel, including army chief of staff. A Houthi drone attack has hit a Yemeni government military parade in Lahij Province, killing several, according to Houthi media and Sky News Arabia. The attack on the airbase in s [...]
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Big questions left unanswered in long-term strategy for NHS
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Today at last the long-term strategy for the NHS in England will be published. So long-term, it will take the health service right through the next decade, which is no mean feat. NHS England’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, has written the plan at the request of the prime minister. He says it ca [...]
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Spurs to stay at Wembley until at least end of February
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Tottenham have announced they will stay at Wembley until at least the end of February as their wait to move into their new stadium goes on. Spurs' Premier League home games with Watford, Newcastle and Leicester will all be at the national stadium as the finishing touches are put on their new 62,000- [...]
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English rugby’s head of medicine has indicated the game is set to face ‘significant changes’ due to alarming injury rise
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English rugby's head of medicine admits the game may face "significant changes" in order to address an alarming rise in injury severity. Data from the annual injury audit for 2017-18 compiled by the Rugby Football Union has revealed that while the frequency of match injuries is lower than for the pr [...]
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Toby Alderweireld has insisted he is happy to extend his stay at Spurs despite speculation surrounding his future
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Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld says his performances this season show he is happy to stay at the club despite the uncertainty over his future. Spurs recently triggered a year's option on the Belgium international's deal to keep him contracted until 2020, but in doing so also activated a £2 [...]
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Rumours: Chelsea close in on Higuain signing from AC Milan
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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of AC Milan and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain. (Marca) Daniel Levy has placed a £225m price tag on Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, with Real Madrid interested in the Tottenham man. (AS - in Spanish) Fernando Llorente, could also be on his way out of S [...]
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President Trump tried to change the narrative around his border wall – but by any measure he failed
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The President’s mission was simple but daunting. He had nine minutes of prime time television, broadcast by all the major networks, to persuade Americans that his obsession with the border wall is not a gimmick, but a genuine response to a national crisis. He chose to deliver his address from behi [...]
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‘Wall or no wall we need to take politics out of border protection’ says Texas border town Mayor Jim Darling
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If you want to portray a crisis how better than to add a little drama to it. And so at 9pm - in the heart of US prime time viewing - President Donald John Trump - made his first televised presidential address. Straight from the Oval Office, with the urgency of a man who needed to get his message int [...]
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MPs attempt to force Theresa May to publish Brexit Plan B
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After MPs yesterday threw a spanner in the works of a potential No Deal Brexit, the Prime Minister faces another challenge today. It looks as if the Speaker has accepted an amendment from the senior Tory backbencher Dominic Grieve which would force Theresa May to come to Parliament within three days [...]
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MPs vote to further bind Theresa May’s hands on Brexit
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MPs have voted to further bind Theresa May's hands on Brexit - if she loses her deal next week - by 308 to 297. Historic. The main impact is to transfer significant power to MPs to determine what kind of Brexit or no-Brexit the UK will have because - as and when - Theresa May loses the vote on her [...]
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Apprenticeship system not responding to employers’ needs, says report
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Firms are being held back from attempts to increase apprenticeships because of the system’s “rigidity”, according to a new report.A survey of 765 firms in England paying the apprenticeship levy found that almost half wanted to use money to invest in other forms of training such as professional [...]
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Almost half LGBT Scots have experienced depression in last year – research
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Almost half LGBT people in Scotland have experienced depression in the last year, according to new research.Equality charity Stonewall Scotland found 49% of LGBT people have experienced depression – including more than seven in 10 trans people (72%).The research, based on YouGov polling of more th [...]
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Brexit may have brought prospect of an Irish unity poll forward, report notes
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Brexit may have brought the prospect of an Irish unity referendum closer, a report has noted.The fifth Peace Monitoring Report says, while the implications of the impact of Brexit on the Northern Ireland peace process remain uncertain, they are “likely to prove far-reaching”.It states that the U [...]
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Hubble Telescope discovers ancient quasars with brightness of 600-trillion suns
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The Hubble Telescope has discovered the brightest quasar ever seen in the early universe which has the brightness of about 600-trillion suns.Astronomers used data from the Nasa/European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope to find the ancient quasar, which they believe can provide an insight into the [...]
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Government considering move on workers’ rights to win Brexit deal support
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Theresa May is considering backing calls by Labour MPs to safeguard workers’ rights after Brexit in order to try to get her controversial EU withdrawal deal through the Commons.With time running out for the Prime Minister to shore up support for her controversial exit plan, Government sources told [...]
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Katie Price unable to pay £1,100 fine after being banned from driving for second time
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Katie Price has been fined £1,100 as she was banned from driving for a second time, but the former glamour model told a court she was unable to pay immediately. She was handed the three-month disqualification and ordered to pay a total of £1,295 - including the fine and costs. When she arrived at [...]
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