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Evo Morales says he fled Bolivia as life was at risk

Evo Morales says he fled Bolivia as life was at risk

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has arrived in Mexico City saying he asked for asylum because his life was in danger. Mr Morales resigned on Sunday after weeks of protests over a disputed presidential election result. The Mexican jet carrying...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Isle of Wight chainsaw murder: Jonathan Stasiuk pleads guilty

Isle of Wight chainsaw murder: Jonathan Stasiuk pleads guilty

A chef who attacked a former councillor with a chainsaw and then strangled him over a "festering dispute" has admitted his murder. Jonathan Stasiuk, 60, killed 73-year-old Gerry White at the Lake Community Gardens on the Isle of Wight on 27...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Irish nurses' strike leader supports NI nurses' action

Irish nurses' strike leader supports NI nurses' action

The head of Ireland's nurses' organisation has said it is unfortunate Stormont is not available to broker a deal ahead of a strike by NI nurses. Phil Ni Sheaghdha, general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) helped lead a...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 

Israel-Gaza violence spirals after killing of top Palestinian militant

Israel has carried out fresh strikes on targets in Gaza as militants there stepped up rocket attacks following the killing of one of its leaders. Israel says air and ground forces hit sites used by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) group. More than...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
General election 2019: Brexit Party MEP quits as candidate

General election 2019: Brexit Party MEP quits as candidate

The Brexit Party's MEP for Scotland has quit as a general election candidate in protest at its decision not to field candidates in seats held by the Tories. Louis Stedman-Bryce said he backed an agreement with the Conservatives in Scotland to help...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Abandoned Colinton railway tunnel in Edinburgh transformed by mural

Abandoned Colinton railway tunnel in Edinburgh transformed by mural

An abandoned railway tunnel in Edinburgh is being transformed by the biggest mural of its kind in Scotland as part of a community project. The Colinton Tunnel, which was built in the 1800s, formed part of the Balerno branch railway line from Slateford...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Lewes Castle wall collapse 'catastrophic'

Lewes Castle wall collapse 'catastrophic'

The collapse of Lewes Castle's boundary wall has been described as "catastrophic" by a Historic England inspector. Rebecca Lambert said she was "deeply saddened" by the news and the group would be "offering advice and...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Man saved by toilet trip as car crashes into Cambridge home

Man saved by toilet trip as car crashes into Cambridge home

A 75-year-old disabled man was "lucky not to have been killed" when he got up to use the toilet moments before a car crashed into his living room. Stan Miller had been watching television in his bungalow in Arbury, Cambridge, when the...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

Tinder is making changes to improve the treatment of transgender people on its app. Many have wrongly had their profiles removed from the app because Tinder imposes an automatic ban if a profile receives lots of complaints. Tinder said many bans had...

12 November 2019 in Science &Technology
 
Disney+ hit by technical glitches on launch day

Disney+ hit by technical glitches on launch day

Disney's new online streaming service, Disney+, has been hit by technical issues on its first day. There have been many reports on social media about problems accessing the service and some users have shared screenshots of error messages. Disney+...

12 November 2019 in Science &Technology
 
South Korean river turns red after being polluted with pigs' blood

South Korean river turns red after being polluted with pigs' blood

A river near the inter-Korean border has turned red after being polluted with blood from pig carcasses. South Korean authorities had culled 47,000 pigs in an attempt to halt the spread of African swine fever (ASF). Heavy rains caused blood to flow...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Andy Neal: Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drugs to be released

Andy Neal: Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drugs to be released

A British war veteran and father-of-two, who has been in a Dubai jail for more than a year over drugs claims, is set to be released. Andy Neal, 44, from Nottingham, who served in the Army for 24 years, denied the allegations following his arrest and...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Sheku Bayoh: Public inquiry ordered into death in police custody

Sheku Bayoh: Public inquiry ordered into death in police custody

A statutory public inquiry into the circumstances leading up to and following Sheku Bayoh's death in police custody in Fife has been announced by Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf. Mr Bayoh never regained consciousness after being restrained by police in...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Royal Mail fails to halt record £50m Ofcom fine

Royal Mail fails to halt record £50m Ofcom fine

Royal Mail has failed to have a record £50m fine from Ofcom overturned. The fine, announced in August 2018, related to its actions in 2014 when Whistl, then known as TNT, was trying to become its first competitor in wholesale mail delivery. Ofcom's...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Children 'become less active during primary years'

Children 'become less active during primary years'

Children's physical activity levels drop significantly during their primary school years, research finds. The Bristol University study found that between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active a week with every year....

12 November 2019 in Health
 


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