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General election 2019: Farage calls on Tories to stand aside for Brexit Party

Nigel Farage has insisted he will stand candidates in Labour-held marginal seats, despite coming under pressure from the Conservatives to step aside. The Brexit Party leader announced on Monday that his candidates would not run in seats won by the...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Boots' parent firm Walgreens 'gets record buyout offer'

Boots' parent firm Walgreens 'gets record buyout offer'

Boots' parent company, Walgreens Boots Alliance, has reportedly received a buyout offer from private equity group KKR, which, if it goes through, would be the biggest of its kind on record. KKR sold its final shares in Walgreens from a previous buyout...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Afghanistan announces Taliban prisoner swap to free hostages

Afghanistan announces Taliban prisoner swap to free hostages

Afghanistan is to release three high-ranking Taliban prisoners in exchange for two hostages held by the group, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said. The two hostages, a US citizen and an Australian, were lecturers at the American University of...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
I'm A Celebrity 2019: Caitlyn Jenner and Nadine Coyle among stars heading into jungle

I'm A Celebrity 2019: Caitlyn Jenner and Nadine Coyle among stars heading into jungle

It's the most wonderful time of the year. We've celebrated Halloween and Guy Fawkes night, the temperatures dropped, woolly hats are go and supermarket aisles are swamped with Christmas goodies. And as of this Sunday, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of...

12 November 2019 in Art & Culture
 
Brexit 'puts brakes on UK launch of e-scooters'

Brexit 'puts brakes on UK launch of e-scooters'

Brexit is delaying the potential launch of public-use electric scooters in the UK, says Sweden's Voi Technology, which claims Britain risks being left behind. Fredrik Hjelm, co-founder and chief executive of the shared e-scooter firm, said he has held...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Daca: Dreamers take fight with Trump to Supreme Court

Daca: Dreamers take fight with Trump to Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court is to hear arguments in the case of an Obama-era immigration programme the White House has sought to end since 2017. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) policy protects 700,000 undocumented youth from deportation....

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Domestic violence: 'He wanted people to see the perfect couple'

Domestic violence: 'He wanted people to see the perfect couple'

"I absolutely adored him. Anyone that knew us, after the breakup said 'you were the perfect couple' but that's what he wanted people to see." Anna's perfect relationship turned into one of control when her ex-husband repeatedly accused her...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
General election 2019: Labour seeks to calm Hindu voters' anger

General election 2019: Labour seeks to calm Hindu voters' anger

The Labour Party is attempting to defuse a row that has seen British Hindus urged not to vote for them at the general election. There has been much anger from Hindu communities over Labour passing a motion criticising India's actions in Kashmir at its...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Australia bushfires: 'We owe you milk' say firefighters who saved man's house

Australia bushfires: 'We owe you milk' say firefighters who saved man's house

An Australian man has shared a heart-warming note from firefighters who saved his home from bushfires - then apologised for drinking his milk. Paul Sefky returned to his New South Wales home to find a note signed by the Urunga Rural Fire Service...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
'OK boomer': Abigail Disney tells those offended to 'sit down'

'OK boomer': Abigail Disney tells those offended to 'sit down'

Abigail Disney has hit out at people taking offence at the "OK boomer" trend, telling them to "sit... down and let the kids drive". In a thread on Twitter, the 59-year-old Disney heiress asks fellow members of the baby boomer...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Worms and fleas used in green water treatment

Worms and fleas used in green water treatment

An emissions-free technique for treating sewage using bugs is being trialled in a small Highland community. Earthworms and water fleas are being added to the waste water at Littlemill near Nairn. Two tanks have been installed at an existing treatment...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Channel migrants: Pride of Canterbury in U-turn rescue

Channel migrants: Pride of Canterbury in U-turn rescue

A migrant who tried to swim to the UK wearing a wetsuit was rescued when a cross-Channel ferry made a U-turn to save him, the authorities have said. The Pas-de-Calais prefecture said the man in his 30s was spotted 11 nautical miles (20 km) north of...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Poland reacts angrily to Netflix Nazi death camp documentary

Poland reacts angrily to Netflix Nazi death camp documentary

Poland's prime minister has written a letter to the streaming company Netflix insisting on changes to a documentary about the Nazi death camps. Mateusz Morawiecki said a map shown in the series locates the death camps within modern-day Poland's...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Hong Kong protests: Schools and universities shut amid safety fears

Hong Kong protests: Schools and universities shut amid safety fears

Some schools and universities in Hong Kong remain closed on Tuesday over safety fears as protesters embarked on another day of traffic disruptions. Many of the territory's train lines are suspended or delayed as police search passengers and long...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Philippine drug war: Do we know how many have died?

Philippine drug war: Do we know how many have died?

The new head of the anti-drugs campaign in the Philippines, Leni Robredo, has said the "killing of the innocent" must come to an end, referring to a government policy human rights groups have blamed for thousands of state-sponsored...

12 November 2019 in World News
 


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