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Emily Thornberry labels Labour leadership rivals ‘machine politicians’

Labour leadership contender Emily Thornberry has issued a stinging criticism of her rivals Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey, dubbing them “machine politicians”.

The shadow foreign secretary took aim at the perceived front-runners during an interview with ITV ...

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Five people tested for coronavirus in Scotland

Five people are being tested for suspected coronavirus in Scotland, according to the Scottish Government.

While none of the cases have been confirmed so far, two had been diagnosed with influenza after travelling to Wuhan, China, where the outbreak is thought to have originated.

The ...

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Too early to declare coronavirus an international health emergency – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is “too early” to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak as six people are tested for the illness in the UK.

The Scottish Government has confirmed five people are being examined after ...

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Democrats focus on Trump’s ‘dangerous’ abuse

Democrats declared that “no president” has ever abused power the way Donald Trump did in his Ukraine dealings, as they opened their second day of arguments Thursday in the historic impeachment trial in the US Senate.

The House of Representatives’ prosecutors pressing ...

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Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight than ever before

The Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight than it has ever been and is now just 100 seconds away from striking 12, scientists said.

The clock, which serves as a metaphor for global apocalypse, was moved forward by 20 seconds.

The announcement from the clock’s keepers ...

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Wray sorry for “heartache” of Saracens salary cap breaches

Former Saracens chairman Nigel Wray has apologised for “the heartache that I have caused” following publication of a damning report into the disgraced English champions’ salary cap breaches.

Saracens’ behaviour during the salary cap investigation has been described ...

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What does Doomsday Clock statement say are worsening global factors?

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists highlights three worsening factors in its Doomsday Clock statement.

These are:

– Nuclear weapons

It says that national leaders have “ended or undermined” several major arms control treaties and negotiations in the last ...

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What does Doomsday Clock statement say are worsening global factors?

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists highlights three worsening factors in its Doomsday Clock statement.

These are:

– Nuclear weapons

It says that national leaders have “ended or undermined” several major arms control treaties and negotiations in the last ...

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Students planning Chinese New Year return to China face ‘quarantine’ on return

Universities across the UK say they are monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, as one institution warned students thinking of heading home for the Chinese New Year that they would face being quarantined on their return.

The University of Chester said it has notified its students currently in ...

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Mother of girl killed in drive-by shooting shocked that gun used in other murder

The mother of a 17-year-old girl killed in a drive-by shooting has spoken of her shock after learning that the gun had been used in another murder.

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was socialising with friends when she was shot dead in Tottenham, north London, in April 2018.

A month earlier, ...

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Soldier in Queen’s ceremonial regiment convicted of armed robberies

A soldier serving in the Queen’s ceremonial regiment has been found guilty of carrying out a string of armed robberies.

Grenadier Guard Kristopher James-Merrill, 20, helped fellow guardsman Dillon Sharpe, 23, raid seven convenience stores across south London along with their friend ...

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Emily Thornberry labels Labour leadership rivals ‘machine politicians’

Labour leadership contender Emily Thornberry has issued a stinging criticism of her rivals Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey, dubbing them “machine politicians”.

The shadow foreign secretary took aim at the perceived front-runners during an interview with ITV ...

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Cagney & Lacey actor John Karlen dies aged 86

Emmy-winning character actor John Karlen, known for his roles on the television series Dark Shadows and Cagney & Lacey, has died aged 86.

Karlen died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at a hospice in California, friend and family spokesman Jim Pierson said.

Karlen played ...

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Saracens could have faced 70-point deduction for salary cap breaches

Saracens could have faced a huge 70-point deduction for their breaches of the salary cap in three successive seasons.

But an independent panel’s report published by Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL) on Thursday decided that such a deduction would be “disproportionate,” ...

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Russell pays the price for Scotland training no-show

Finn Russell was told he would not be selected to face Ireland in Scotland’s  Six Nations opener after he failed to show up for Monday’s training session following a late-night drinking session, the PA News agency understands.

The 27-year-old has been disciplined for a ...

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Rail workers vote to continue strike action over guards dispute

Workers on South Western Railway have voted to continue taking strike action in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union backed more walkouts by 416, with 88 voting against.

A bigger majority voted to take other forms of ...

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Muslim religious leaders accompany US Jewish group on Auschwitz visit

Muslim religious leaders joined members of a US Jewish group at Auschwitz for what organisers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation” to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp.

The interfaith visit on Thursday came four days before the 75th anniversary ...

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Charles describes Holocaust as ‘universal human tragedy’ at Israel event

The Prince of Wales has urged nations to learn the “lessons” of the Holocaust as he joined world leaders in condemning anti-Semitism, during an event marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.

Charles described the extermination of six million Jewish people during the ...

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‘New evidence’ shows how acute stress can lead to grey hair

Scientists believe they have uncovered “new evidence” that shows how acute stress can cause hair to turn white prematurely.

Mice experiments have revealed that extreme levels of stress causes the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the body’s rapid ...

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Stormont minister presses for extra NI funding during Treasury meeting

Stormont’s finance minister has said he received a “warm” reception when he met a senior Treasury minister to discuss extra funding for Northern Ireland.

Conor Murphy held talks with Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak in London on Thursday.

He is bidding ...

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‘I was trying to get him off me’, actress Sciorra tells Weinstein rape trial

Actress Annabella Sciorra has confronted Harvey Weinstein from a New York witness box, her voice quivering as she recounted a rape accusation she kept largely private for decades.

“I was punching him. I was kicking him. I was just trying to get him off of me” after he pushed ...

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