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Swiss uncovered suspected Davos spy plot by Russian 'plumbers': paper

Tuesday  17:05,   21 january 2020

Swiss uncovered suspected Davos spy plot by Russian 'plumbers': paperThe report in the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper said the two Russians were checked by Swiss police in August last year in the ski resort, which is hosting the WEF gathering of... >>>

Wales has banned parents from stopping their children learning about sex, religion and LGBT people

Tuesday  16:40,   21 january 2020

Wales has removed the rights of parents to prevent their children from learning about different types of relationships. Parents have long had the right to withdraw children from relationship and sexuality education (RSE) and religious education >>>

The Next Pandemic Will Come. Here’s How to Prepare

Tuesday  15:55,   21 january 2020

The new coronavirus coming out of China may or may not be the “big one.” But we should practice what we learned from SARS in 2003.As a new coronavirus spreads within China and to other countries, I’m reminded of my time in Hong Kong during the SARS... >>>

Mountain lion attacks, injures 3-year-old boy in California wilderness park

Tuesday  15:50,   21 january 2020

The attack occurred in Whiting Ranch, where a mountain biker died in a similar attack in 2004. The adult female lion was shot by authorities.The incident happened at the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in the rugged foothills of the Cleveland National >>>

Jess Phillips’ Labour leadership hopes in doubt as rivals vie for GMB support

Tuesday  15:30,   21 january 2020

The Birmingham Yardley MP was absent from a hustings event organised by the union.The Birmingham Yardley MP was missing from a hustings event organised by the union, whose support could prove crucial to the candidates still hoping to make it on to... >>>

Trump Takes Veiled Swipe at Environmental ‘Alarmists’ in Davos

Tuesday  15:00,   21 january 2020

President Donald Trump launched a veiled attack on environmental “alarmists” in a speech to business and political leaders in Davos, taking a swipe at the World Economic Forum’s key focus this year. © Bloomberg U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a >>>

Harry and Meghan threaten legal action over Canada paparazzi shots

Tuesday  15:00,   21 january 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued a warning over continued harassment by paparazzi photographers as they start their new life in Canada out of the spotlight. It comes after images of Meghan were published in the media showing her taking a... >>>

Eight tourists die after being found unconscious at mountain resort

Tuesday  14:45,   21 january 2020

Eight tourists - including four children - have died after being found unconscious in a hotel room in Nepal. It is believed the tourists, who were staying in the same room at a mountain resort in Daman, had used a gas heater while windows and doors... >>>

Iranian MP offers $3 million reward for "whoever kills Trump" - ISNA

Tuesday  14:30,   21 january 2020

Iranian MP offers $3 million reward for "whoever kills Trump" - ISNATensions have steadily escalated since Trump pulled Washington out of Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers in 2018 and reimposed U.S. sanctions. The standoff erupted into... >>>

NHS faces £4.3bn legal bill to settle clinical negligence claims

Tuesday  13:55,   21 january 2020

The health service receives more than 10,000 new claims for compensation every year.The figure includes existing unsettled claims and projected estimates of future claims, the BBC has reported after getting details through a Freedom of Information... >>>

Thunberg scolds Davos elites over climate as Trump arrives

Tuesday  13:45,   21 january 2020

Thunberg scolds Davos elites over climate as Trump arrivesDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Four young climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, scolded the elites gathered at the World Economic Forum for not doing enough to deal with the climate... >>>

Tory MPs Vow To Attend Durham Miners Gala – Despite Claims They'll Need Police Protection

Tuesday  13:35,   21 january 2020

A row has erupted after the president of a former miners’ union said he would “rather be found dead in a ditch” than invite newly-elected Tory MPs to its annual festival. But Conservative politicians have vowed to attend anyway – despite claims they >>>

Tragic teenager’s family sues Malaysian resort over her death

Tuesday  13:30,   21 january 2020

Nora Anne Quoirin was found dead after going missing from her family’s cottage in an eco-resort in southern Negeri Sembilan.Nora Anne Quoirin’s disappearance from her family’s cottage at the Dusun eco-resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state on... >>>

His Mother Worked to Find Him Love Despite War, Blindness and Loss

Tuesday  13:25,   21 january 2020

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The young poet sat in the barber’s chair, facing a giant mirror on the wall that he could not see. The poet was Zaheer Ahmad Zindani, and this was the eve of his wedding. The war in Afghanistan had taken many things from him: >>>

The duke has landed - but Harry and Meghan's future is still up in the air

Tuesday  13:21,   21 january 2020

Thirteen hours after taking off from London, the Duke of Sussex bounced down the steps of a small passenger plane and into his new life in Canada. The short hop from Vancouver to Vancouver Island was the latest step on what is a monumental... >>>