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Ex-Russia probe overseer Rod Rosenstein 'to step down by March'

Ex-Russia probe overseer Rod Rosenstein 'to step down by March'

Rod Rosenstein, the US deputy attorney general who oversaw the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling, is to step down by mid-March, US media say. Reports emerged last month that Mr Rosenstein planned to quit once incoming Attorney General William Barr...

today, 04:14 in World News
 
UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

A British man and his French companion are missing in Australia, sparking a large-scale police search. The alarm was raised when passersby found items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux, both 20, on a beach north of Sydney on Monday,...

today, 03:39 in Regional
 

Labour warned more MPs 'thinking long and hard' about futures

More Labour MPs could quit the party unless it listens to their concerns, Jeremy Corbyn has been warned. Following the decision of seven Labour MPs to walk out on Monday, colleagues expressed anger with the leadership during a "tense"...

today, 01:54 in Regional
 
Birmingham bin row: Workers start latest strike action

Birmingham bin row: Workers start latest strike action

More than 300 Birmingham bin workers are starting the first of a series of strikes in a dispute with the council. The Unite members have been working to rule since 29 December over a payment given to GMB members who did not take part in previous...

today, 01:45 in Regional
 
Stephen Lawrence: How has his murder changed policing?

Stephen Lawrence: How has his murder changed policing?

Twenty years ago, an inquiry into the death of teenager Stephen Lawrence led to widespread changes of police procedures and their attitudes towards race. But how much has changed? One of the first acts of the Labour government in 1997 was to announce...

today, 01:45 in Regional
 
Sheela-na-gigs: The naked women adorning Britain's churches

Sheela-na-gigs: The naked women adorning Britain's churches

For hundreds of years carvings of naked women have sat provocatively on churches across Britain. But who created them - and why? Look at these, my child-bearing hips Look at these, my ruby red ruby lips... Sheela-na-gig, Sheela-na-gig You...

today, 01:45 in Regional
 

Australia's drought leading to 'suffering' of children, UN warns

A prolonged drought in Australia is having a devastating impact on children and forcing them to "grow up" prematurely, a UN report warns. Large parts of eastern Australia have endured severe drought for months, crippling farming...

today, 01:28 in World News
 
US states sue Trump over border wall

US states sue Trump over border wall

A coalition of 16 US states led by California is suing President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare an emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. The lawsuit was filed in the court for the Northern District of...

today, 01:14 in World News
 
Premature baby born in Vietnam arrives home in Wales

Premature baby born in Vietnam arrives home in Wales

A couple whose baby was born prematurely at 27 weeks in Vietnam have arrived back in Wales. Aurelia, the daughter of Jessica Jones, from Borth y Gest near Porthmadog, and Alfredo Duenas was born by emergency Caesarean in Hanoi in October. She weighed...

today, 00:53 in Regional
 
Glasgow's alcohol court to deal with domestic abuse

Glasgow's alcohol court to deal with domestic abuse

Scotland's first alcohol court is to be extended, a year on from its introduction in Glasgow. Two sheriffs in the city currently deal with offenders convicted of offences where alcohol abuse was a significant contributory factor. From next month, the...

today, 00:53 in Regional
 
Puppy and kitten pet shop sales could be banned in Wales

Puppy and kitten pet shop sales could be banned in Wales

The sale of puppies and kittens through pet shops would be banned in Wales under plans being put out to consultation. Wales' rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths said there was clear evidence such sales can contribute to an increase risk of...

today, 00:53 in Regional
 

The long and contentious story of the £1bn Aberdeen bypass

It has been a long and winding road, but nine years after being approved and a somewhat bumpy ride the £1bn Aberdeen bypass journey is finally complete. A peripheral route around the Granite City was first considered back in the 1950s but it took...

today, 00:53 in Regional
 
Viewpoint: Should Britain apologise for Amritsar massacre?

Viewpoint: Should Britain apologise for Amritsar massacre?

Hundreds of Indians attending a public meeting were shot dead by British troops in the northern Indian city of Amritsar in 1919. Historian Kim Wagner sifts fact from fiction as the UK House of Lords prepares to debate the massacre, including if...

today, 00:45 in World News
 
Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

The French far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, has said she won't join other political parties in a march against anti-Semitism on Tuesday, accusing France's leaders of doing nothing to tackle Islamist networks in France and saying she will mark the...

today, 00:28 in World News
 
How Brexit hit the pound in your pocket

How Brexit hit the pound in your pocket

The value of the pound has changed a lot over the past three years - making us all a little poorer. Back in December 2015, £1 would buy you about €1.40. Today it will get you nearer €1.14. It has suffered a similar fate against most major currencies,...

today, 00:25 in Business
 


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