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Rail passengers face long delays to purchase 'millennial railcard'

Rail passengers face long delays to purchase 'millennial railcard'

Rail passengers face missing out on discounted fares due to difficulties purchasing a new ‘millennial railcard’. The 26-30 Railcard, which offers a third off rail fares for people aged 26 to 30, went on nationwide sale at noon on Wednesday following...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 
No North Atlantic right whales killed in Canadian waters in 2018, providing hope

No North Atlantic right whales killed in Canadian waters in 2018, providing hope

No North Atlantic right whales were killed in Canadian waters last year – a rare glimmer of hope for officials working to protect one of the world’s most endangered species. While the government protection measures appear to be working, the outlook...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 
Trump to convene border security briefing in bid to reopen government

Trump to convene border security briefing in bid to reopen government

Donald Trump is convening a border security briefing on Wednesday for Democratic and Republican congressional leaders as a partial government shutdown over his demand for border wall funding entered its 12th day. The president “wants an agreement that...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 
Yemen: Houthi rebels' food aid theft 'only tip of the iceberg'

Yemen: Houthi rebels' food aid theft 'only tip of the iceberg'

The theft of food aid in Yemen by Houthi rebels might be “only the tip of the iceberg” amid widening questions over international relief efforts in the famine-ravaged country. It has emerged that aid officials have been aware for months that armed...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 
Greek citizenship for migrants who saved lives in wildfire

Greek citizenship for migrants who saved lives in wildfire

Greece has awarded citizenship to three migrant fishermen - two Egyptians and an Albanian - who rescued Greeks from a devastating fire near Athens last July. At a ceremony the Greek President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, thanked the fishermen for showing...

BBC, 2 January 2019
 
Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections

Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections

Hours after taking office, Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched an assault on environmental and Amazon protections with an executive order transferring the regulation and creation of new indigenous reserves to the agriculture ministry...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 
May to provide clearer language on Brexit backstop, says Hunt

May to provide clearer language on Brexit backstop, says Hunt

Theresa May will present MPs with new “clearer language” on the nature of the backstop agreement, Jeremy Hunt has claimed, as the prime minister held telephone talks with German chancellor and other EU leaders. A German government source confirmed...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 

'Barefoot' toddler found wandering streets alone as cops step up search for parents

Police are urgently searching for the parents of a 'barefoot' toddler found walking down a street alone in Devon. Worried neighbours raised the alarm when they spotted the boy - believed to be aged between one and two - wandering around by himself in...

Daily Record, 2 January 2019
 
Jazmine Barnes: Texas drive-by gunman kills girl, seven

Jazmine Barnes: Texas drive-by gunman kills girl, seven

A manhunt is under way in Houston, Texas, for a gunman who attacked a young family in a drive-by shooting, killing a seven-year-old girl. Jazmine Barnes, her three sisters and mother, LaPorsha Washington, were driving when an unknown man pulled up...

BBC, 2 January 2019
 
Pro-choice activists hope Ireland’s success can be replicated in North

Pro-choice activists hope Ireland’s success can be replicated in North

Women’s rights campaigners in Northern Ireland have vowed to join forces with pro-choice activists in the Irish Republic and MPs at Westminster to force the UK government to address the “denial of human rights” in 2019 by supporting moves to end the...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 
US markets start 2019 with a whimper as government shutdown drags on

US markets start 2019 with a whimper as government shutdown drags on

US stocks started the new year with a more than 1% decline on Wednesday, as weak data in Asia and Europe confirmed fears of a global economic slowdown while the US government shutdown dragged on. All 11 major S&P sectors were lower in early...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 
EuroMillions £115m jackpot claimed by one lucky UK ticket-holder

EuroMillions £115m jackpot claimed by one lucky UK ticket-holder

One UK ticket-holder has claimed the £115 million jackpot in Tuesday's EuroMillions draw, operator Camelot has confirmed. As well as someone from Britain claiming the £114.9m win there were 10 UK millionaires made last night in the millionaire...

Daily Record, 2 January 2019
 

Russian investigators deny explosives caused Magnitogorsk building collapse

Russian investigators have denied reports that traces of explosives were found in the rubble of a residential building that was partially destroyed by a powerful blast on New Year’s Eve, but insist that they are considering “all possible causes” for...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 
Bangladeshi journalist arrested over election irregularities reporting

Bangladeshi journalist arrested over election irregularities reporting

A Bangladeshi journalist was arrested and another was on the run after being accused of publishing “false information” about voting irregularities in an election won by the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina. Hedayet Hossain Mollah, who works for the Dhaka...

Guardian, 2 January 2019
 

Parts of Berlin Wall to be auctioned as part of 30th anniversary

Sections of the Berlin Wall will be auctioned as the 30th anniversary of the day it fell approaches. Symbolising the end of the Cold War and the re-unification of Germany after border controls between east and west of the country were lifted on...

Scotsman, 2 January 2019
 


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