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Mozambique busts '30,000 ghost workers'

Mozambique busts '30,000 ghost workers'

Proof-of-life tests in Mozambique have revealed that 30,000 ghost workers on the civil service payroll. The civil service minister said some were paid for jobs they had not done, others were dead or fictitious. The fraud had cost the government around...

Tuesday, 10:46 in World News
 
Duchess of Sussex makes British Fashion Awards appearance

Duchess of Sussex makes British Fashion Awards appearance

The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at this year's British Fashion Awards - to present a prize to the designer of her wedding dress. Clare Waight Keller, artistic director at Givenchy, was named womenswear designer of the year at the...

Tuesday, 10:44 in Art & Culture
 
Baylor University sexual assault suspect walks free after plea deal

Baylor University sexual assault suspect walks free after plea deal

A woman who watched the man she accused of repeatedly raping her walk free from a Texas court has said the justice system failed her. Jacob Walter Anderson, 24, faced charges of sexual assault after allegedly attacking the woman at a fraternity party...

Tuesday, 10:36 in World News
 
Fearless Girl statue gets new spot outside NY Stock Exchange

Fearless Girl statue gets new spot outside NY Stock Exchange

The popular statue of a young girl who became famous for staring down Wall Street's bull has moved to a new home outside the New York Stock Exchange. Fearless Girl appeared in the city's financial district on International Women's Day in March last...

Tuesday, 10:13 in World News
 
Cruise couple held over suitcase cocaine

Cruise couple held over suitcase cocaine

A British couple in their 70s have been arrested after cocaine was found in four suitcases on a cruise ship. Officers found 20-22lb (9-10kg) of the drug during a search of the couple's cabin on the Marco Polo. The pair, aged 72 and 70, were detained...

Tuesday, 10:10 in Regional
 
Star Wars lightsaber auction pulled over origin dispute

Star Wars lightsaber auction pulled over origin dispute

A lightsaber listed as Luke Skywalker's weapon from the original Star Wars film has been pulled from auction over doubts about its origin. Los Angeles auctioneer Profiles in History said it had cancelled the sale due to "conflicting...

Tuesday, 09:56 in World News
 
Wages rise at fastest pace for decade

Wages rise at fastest pace for decade

Wages are continuing to rise at their highest level for nearly a decade as Brexit nears, official Office for National Statistics figures show. Average weekly earnings, excluding bonuses, went up by 3.3% in the three months to October, the biggest rise...

Tuesday, 09:50 in Business
 
Christmas: What questions do you have?

Christmas: What questions do you have?

The countdown to Christmas is upon us but this time of wonder can leave some of us, well, wondering. How are you going to get all your shopping done before the big day? What's the four gift rule some people are talking about? What goes in a Christmas...

Tuesday, 09:28 in Regional
 
Thailand election date set and campaign ban lifted

Thailand election date set and campaign ban lifted

Thailand's military government has said political parties are free to start campaigning ahead of a long-awaited election scheduled for 24 February. The announcement ends a ban on political campaigning brought in when the military ousted the elected...

Tuesday, 09:13 in World News
 
Grace Millane: Police in search for long-handled shovel

Grace Millane: Police in search for long-handled shovel

Police investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane are looking for a shovel believed to be connected to the inquiry. The 22-year-old disappeared in Auckland on 1 December. Police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on...

Tuesday, 08:50 in Regional
 
Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane

Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane

Six suspected migrants have been rescued from a small boat in the Channel and brought ashore at Dover. Coastguards and a lifeboat crew were called at about 03:30 GMT to a boat six miles off the Kent coast, in the Dover Strait inshore traffic lane. The...

Tuesday, 08:01 in Regional
 
Carpetright losses widen as sales fall

Carpetright losses widen as sales fall

Struggling floor covering retailer Carpetright said half-year losses widened sharply to £11.7m from £0.6m last time. Same store sales fell by 12.7% over the six-month period but the company said there was a "marked sequential improvement"...

Tuesday, 07:48 in Business
 
Kiss announces Tom Green and Daisy Maskell as new breakfast show hosts

Kiss announces Tom Green and Daisy Maskell as new breakfast show hosts

Tom Green and Daisy Maskell have been announced as the new hosts of the Kiss breakfast show. It follows the departure of Rickie, Melvin and Charlie, who announced last month they would be leaving the station to join Radio 1. Tom, 24, is the current...

Tuesday, 07:38 in Art & Culture
 
'I was aged 24, and dead for five minutes'

'I was aged 24, and dead for five minutes'

More than 80,000 young people in the UK could be living with undiagnosed heart conditions, the British Heart Foundation has warned. If undetected, the consequences can be fatal. "My lips had started going blue, I'd stopped breathing, my heart had...

Tuesday, 07:11 in Regional
 
Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain

Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain

A Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand, despite international calls for his release. Hakeem Al-Araibi, 25, who holds refugee status in Australia, was detained in Bangkok last month on an Interpol warrant put out by Bahrain. He was...

Tuesday, 06:12 in World News
 


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