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Martin McGuinness knew about RHI whistleblower concerns, insists Arlene Foster

The late deputy first minister Martin McGuinness knew about a warning from a whistleblower about a renewable energy scheme, Arlene Foster has insisted.

A public inquiry into Northern Ireland’s botched Renewable Heat Incentive scheme heard evidence on Tuesday about the note ...

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UN chief cautions against populism amid ‘trust deficit disorder’

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has painted a grim picture of the state of the world as leaders opened their annual meeting, spotlighting a breakdown of trust around the globe.

In his opening remarks, Mr Guterres said the world is “suffering from a bad case of Trust ...

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Rise in recorded sexual crime in Scotland

Recorded sexual crime was up 13% last year, following new legislation outlawing acts such as circulating intimate photographs.

Sexual crimes increased from 11,092 in 2016/17 to 12,487 in 2017/18 – the highest level seen since 1971.

The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual ...

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‘Darkness and evil prevail’ as Duterte critic arrested in Philippines

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress has been arrested after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV walked out of the Senate, where he has taken refuge ...

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Sean Gallagher hits out at RTE over debate schedule

Businessman and Irish presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has criticised the state broadcaster after it scheduled the first presidential debate at a time that clashes with Michael D Higgins’s engagements.

The presidential hopeful said the clash could “easily have been ...

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Funding boost to health project for Malawian women

Women in Malawi are being given funding to help make and sell reusable sanitary products, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The £13,000 award is going to the Perth-based charity Freedom from Fistula, which provides free maternity care and surgery to women injured in childbirth. ...

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Conservationists warn beluga reported in Thames could be ‘in trouble’

A rare beluga whale reported to be swimming in the Thames could be “in trouble”, conservationists have warned.

Ecologist Dave Andrews tweeted footage of the marine mammal, which he said was swimming in the river off Coalhouse Fort, Essex.

He said: ...

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Massimiliano Allegri expects another tough test when Juventus take on Bologna

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is ready for another stern test against Bologna on Wednesday as his side bid for a sixth straight Serie A win.

The Bianconeri left it late to notch win number five at Frosinone on Sunday to stay three points clear at the top of the table. ...

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Pochettino wants his players to earn their spurs – wherever they play

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will not let his side playing their Carabao Cup game against Watford in Milton Keynes become a possible excuse for failure.

Spurs will play the third-round clash at the home of League Two side MK Dons on Wednesday night as their new stadium is not ...

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Sauber recruit Antonio Giovinazzi to partner Kimi Raikkonen for 2019

Formula One team Sauber have announced Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi will complete their new-look racing line-up alongside Kimi Raikkonen.

Sauber confirmed earlier this month that Finn Raikkonen would be joining them at the end of the season and Giovinazzi will partner him, ...

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Saunders fined and warned by British Boxing Board of Control over video

Billy Joe Saunders has been fined £100,000 and given a severe reprimand about his future conduct after video footage emerged of him appearing to offer a woman drugs.

Saunders’ actions were filmed from his car and seemingly show him offering £150 worth of drugs to ...

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Pochettino cannot understand obsession over team selection

Mauricio Pochettino cannot understand why people get so obsessed with team selection in this country.

The Tottenham boss clashed with journalists last week after he was questioned about his decision to leave Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld at home for their Champions League ...

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MSPs told to fast-track complaints against top police officers

Any complaint against the head of the police in Scotland should be fast-tracked to avoid “paralysing” the force, MSPs have heard.

Gill Imery, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland, said concerns have been raised over how the priority of investigations are ...

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European tech firms urge tougher EU rules to offset US dominance

Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech industry players calling on the EU to get tougher on unfair business practices by US giants like Apple, Google and Amazon.

In a joint letter, the group urged European Union ministers to go beyond current proposals ...

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Tube strike to go ahead on Heathrow route after talks collapse

A strike on the London Underground line serving Heathrow Airport will go ahead after talks collapsed.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on the Piccadilly Line will launch a 48-hour walkout from 12 noon on Wednesday and a five-hour strike from 8.30pm on Friday. ...

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Pret was warned over allergy alerts year before girl’s death, inquest told

Pret A Manger did not label “artisan” baguettes as containing sesame seeds despite six allergic reaction cases in the year before a teenager’s death, an inquest has heard.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, suffered a fatal reaction to a sandwich from the outlet, which ...

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Bill Cosby arrives at court for sex assault sentencing

Bill Cosby has arrived at court to learn his punishment for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to give the 81-year-old comedian five to 10 years behind bars, while ...

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Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a “massive” ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 12 miles south of Cairo.

The Antiquities Ministry said archaeologists also uncovered an attached building that includes a large Roman bath and a chamber apparently used for ...

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Anthony Joshua’s potential opponents

Anthony Joshua is on the prowl for another mega-fight after disposing of mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at the weekend to retain his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.

A number of challengers have been linked with Joshua, who will return to Wembley Stadium on April 13 for ...

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Isco set for spell on sidelines after appendicitis surgery

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been ruled out of the Madrid derby after being diagnosed with appendicitis, the club have announced.

The reigning Champions League winners did not put a timescale on the 26-year-old’s recovery, but he will definitely miss Saturday’s clash ...

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Woodward says United still hungry for trophies as annual wage bill nears £300m

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward underlined Mancheste United’s hunger for silverware after the club announced record-breaking revenues and an eye-watering wage bill pushing £300million.

Jose Mourinho’s men are seventh in the Premier League after a ...

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