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Arctic blast: US temperatures plummet to record lows

Arctic blast: US temperatures plummet to record lows

An Arctic air mass has brought record-breaking low temperatures to several places in the US. The Arctic blast, which began in Siberia, has brought heavy snow and ice to many areas. Daily records have been set in states including Kansas and Illinois....

13 November 2019 in World News
 
The recurring nightmare of my daughter's anorexia

The recurring nightmare of my daughter's anorexia

Emma Brown battled anorexia for more than half her life, spending years in and out of hospital until she died from complications of the disorder at 27. Her father, Simon, describes the pain of watching his eldest child's struggle - and why he is...

13 November 2019 in Regional
 
General election 2019: Labour has no BAME candidates in Wales

General election 2019: Labour has no BAME candidates in Wales

A senior Welsh Labour member said it is "disappointing" the party has no ethnic minority general election candidates. Shavanah Taj, vice-chairwoman of the party's BAME committee, said the party should consider all-BAME shortlists. The Welsh...

13 November 2019 in Regional
 
Modest fashion: 'I feel confident and comfortable'

Modest fashion: 'I feel confident and comfortable'

Floor-length dresses, wide-leg trousers and oversized jumpers. That's not our Christmas wish list - we're talking about modest fashion. If you haven't heard of the term it's all about covering up in a way that is still on trend. Dressing modestly but...

13 November 2019 in World News
 
Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'

Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'

Adamu Misa used to chase health workers away from his home in northern Nigeria but now campaigns for vaccines after his son contracted polio. His eight-year-old son Buhari went to bed one night healthy and strong. By morning, he had lost his ability...

13 November 2019 in World News
 
Bolivia crisis: Jeanine Áñez declares herself interim president

Bolivia crisis: Jeanine Áñez declares herself interim president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales' resignation. Lawmakers from Mr Morales' party boycotted the session, meaning there was no quorum for the appointment....

13 November 2019 in World News
 
General election 2019: Ex-Tory David Gauke to stand as independent

General election 2019: Ex-Tory David Gauke to stand as independent

Former justice secretary David Gauke is to stand as an independent candidate in the general election. Mr Gauke was among the MPs expelled from the Parliamentary Conservative Party by Boris Johnson after he voted against a no-deal Brexit. It meant he...

13 November 2019 in Regional
 
Aeroflot: 'Fat cat smuggler' falls foul of Russian airline

Aeroflot: 'Fat cat smuggler' falls foul of Russian airline

Russian carrier Aeroflot has stripped a passenger of his air miles for breaching its rules by sneaking his overweight cat abroad a flight. Mikhail Galin, 34, took his cat Viktor on board flight SU1702, from Moscow to Vladivostok, Aeroflot said. Under...

13 November 2019 in World News
 
Conservatives suspend members over Islamophobia allegations

Conservatives suspend members over Islamophobia allegations

The Conservatives have suspended a number of members over claims of Islamophobic social media posts. The Guardian says it has seen details of racist content posted, shared or endorsed by 25 sitting and ex-Tory councillors. The Conservatives say they...

13 November 2019 in Regional
 
General election 2019: Boris Johnson vows to end Brexit 'groundhoggery'

General election 2019: Boris Johnson vows to end Brexit 'groundhoggery'

The UK cannot afford to "squander" more time deciding whether and how to leave the EU, Boris Johnson will say in his first major speech of the election. He will argue that ending the current "groundhoggery" will deliver a big...

13 November 2019 in Regional
 
Prince Charles to help restore storm-damaged Cambus O' May bridge

Prince Charles to help restore storm-damaged Cambus O' May bridge

A suspension bridge over the River Dee which was severely damaged by floods in 2015 is to be returned to full use with the help of Prince Charles. The Cambus O' May bridge, which was built in 1905, has been closed since it was battered by Storm...

13 November 2019 in Regional
 
General election 2019: Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS

General election 2019: Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS

Labour is promising to spend more on the NHS in England than the Tories if it wins the general election. The NHS budget would rise to £155bn by 2023-24 - £6bn more than the government promised the front-line budget would reach by that stage when it...

13 November 2019 in Regional
 
General election 2019: Corbyn pledges 'massive' Scottish investment

General election 2019: Corbyn pledges 'massive' Scottish investment

Jeremy Corbyn will visit Scotland on Wednesday with a pledge to deliver "massive investment" if he becomes prime minister. The Labour leader said the general election on 12 December would be "a once-in-generation chance to transform...

13 November 2019 in Regional
 
Xinjiang cotton sparks concern over 'forced labour' claims

Xinjiang cotton sparks concern over 'forced labour' claims

Global retailers are facing scrutiny over cotton supplies sourced from Xinjiang, a Chinese region plagued by allegations of human rights abuses. China is one of the world's top cotton producers and most of its crop is grown in Xinjiang. Rights groups...

13 November 2019 in Business
 
A refugee, a baby and the story that followed their chance meeting

A refugee, a baby and the story that followed their chance meeting

Francis Amos has wide eyes, round cheeks and a bright smile that reveals a solitary front tooth. He is eight months old and is better at making friends than his dad. On a warm Saturday afternoon, my son and I swam in a hotel pool in Batam, Indonesia....

13 November 2019 in World News
 


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