Donald Trump must apologise for comments – African Union

January 12, 2018 10:19 pm0 comments
Donald Trump must apologise for comments - African Union

Media playback is unsupported on your device The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”. The group’s mission in Washington DC expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. The US […]

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Donald Trump's 'racist slur' provokes outrage

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Donald Trump's 'racist slur' provokes outrage

US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage after he was reported to have used crude language to describe foreign countries in an Oval Office meeting. Mr Trump said he did not say “anything derogatory” about Haitians and appeared to deny calling any countries “shitholes”, as was reported, generating a worldwide […]

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Donald Trump scraps February visit to UK

January 11, 2018 10:49 pm0 comments
Donald Trump scraps February visit to UK

Donald Trump has cancelled a visit to the UK planned for February, saying he was not a “big fan” of the new US embassy in London he was due to open. The US president had been expected to open the new $ 1bn (£738m) building, commissioned by his predecessor Barack […]

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Flu cases: Surge in hospital admissions

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Flu cases: Surge in hospital admissions

Hospitals in England are now seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England figures. A sharp rise in cases seen by GPs in the past week – up 78% on the week before – suggests it could be the worst flu season for seven years. […]

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We've run out of beds, warn hospital bosses

January 10, 2018 11:18 pm0 comments
We've run out of beds, warn hospital bosses

Hospitals have run out of beds and can no longer cope, bosses are warning. Reports have emerged since Christmas of patients being left for hours on trolleys in corridors and stuck in ambulances as A&E teams struggle. Chris Hopson, of NHS Providers, said hospitals were now unsafe and over-crowded and […]

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California mudslides: Rescuer saves 'muddy doll' baby

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California mudslides: Rescuer saves 'muddy doll' baby

Media playback is unsupported on your device A rescue worker has tearfully described the toddler he pulled from debris following devastating mudslides in Southern California as a “muddy doll”. Berkeley Johnson said the two-year-old girl was taken to hospital and suffered an injury to her hip. Rescue efforts are under […]

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California: Thirteen dead in Montecito rains and mudslides

January 9, 2018 11:46 pm0 comments
California: Thirteen dead in Montecito rains and mudslides

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 13 people are dead amid “waist-deep” mudslides in Southern California, where heavy rains triggered flooding, say officials. Some 163 people have been taken to hospital. Twenty had “storm-related injuries” and four were critically hurt. A group of up to 300 people […]

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Theresa May hails 'fresh talent' after reshuffle

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Theresa May hails 'fresh talent' after reshuffle

Theresa May has said her reshuffle makes the government look “more like the country it serves” with a “new generation” of ministers brought in. The PM has appointed several new faces to her ministerial team. The mostly junior ministerial appointments come after Monday’s cabinet-level changes. These triggered the resignation of […]

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Toby Young resigns from university regulator

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Toby Young resigns from university regulator

Toby Young has resigned from the board of a new university regulator after criticism over controversial comments. Writing for the Spectator, Mr Young said his appointment had “become a distraction” from the “vital work” of the Office for Students. The right-wing journalist unreservedly apologised for his past comments which he […]

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Trump gives 200,000 Salvadoreans deadline to leave US

January 8, 2018 12:31 pm0 comments
Trump gives 200,000 Salvadoreans deadline to leave US

The Trump administration has decided to cancel permits that allow nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador to live and work in the US. They were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after earthquakes rocked the Central American country in 2001. Salvadoreans now have until 2019 to leave or face deportation, unless […]

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