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The ONS said interest payments on government debt trebled to a higher-than-expected £8.1bn last month.
Raymond Washburn, a blind man who was credited with helping rescue five people from the rubble of the Alfred P
The US Navy and Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force joined forces in the Philippine Sea on January 22 to carry out the largest drills involving aviation-capable ships there since October.Navy footage shows ships and aircraft from the USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Carrier Air Wings 9 & 2, and the USS America and USS Essex Amphibious Ready Groups alongside Japan’s Escort Flotilla 2.“Nothing reaffirms our commitment to a #FreeandOpenIndoPacific like 2 Carrier Strike Groups, 2 Amphibious Ready Groups sailing alongside our close friends from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force,” said a tweet from the US 7th Fleet, attributed to its commander, Vice Admiral Karl Thomas.Following the exercises, Taiwan’s defense ministry reported an incursion into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) of 39 Chinese military planes on January 23, and a further 13 on January 24. Credit: US Navy via Storyful
The actor playing Harry Potter has been fired from the Broadway production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” following a complaint by a co-star about his conduct
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her wedding after the nation imposed fresh restrictions to slow the spread of Omicron.The nation has been placed under the highest level of Covid restrictions which include mandatory mask-wearing in shops and on public transport.
A British lawmaker's claim that she was sacked from a ministerial job partly because of her Muslim faith should be properly investigated if she makes a formal complaint, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday. Nusrat Ghani, who lost her job as a junior transport minister in February 2020, told the Sunday Times that she was told by a "whip" - an enforcer of parliamentary discipline - that her "Muslimness" had been raised as an issue in her sacking. "We have absolutely zero tolerance for any discrimination, and any Islamophobia, in the Conservative Party," Raab told Sky News on Sunday.
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A group of lab monkeys who escaped from a lorry crash in the US state of Pennsylvania have now been found after an urgent hunt by the authorities. Several of the monkeys had escaped when a lorry carrying a trailer of 100 of them crashed on Friday. The spokeswoman, Kristen Nordlund, said three of the monkeys were dead after being “humanely” euthanised, but did not elaborate on why they were euthanised or how the other monkeys came to be found.
The junta that says it has seized power in Burkina Faso announces the suspension of the constitution, government and parliament, as well as the closure of all borders and a curfew, in an address on national television.
Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar's daughter has shared a picture of the Ted Hastings actor with his granddaughter, who's wearing an adorable AC-12 onesie
By its end in 1987, the once mighty A-Team was a shadow of its former self.
Researchers say ‘wheeze honks’ are identity signals, with reactions ranging from calls to spraying dung linked to level of familiarity
Toddler accidentally spends almost $2,000 on furniture at Walmart
Donald Trump plays Wordle on SNL cold open
Pope Francis on Sunday called for an international day of "prayer for peace" on January 26 to stop the Ukraine crisis from worsening, saying the tensions were threatening the security of Europe and risking vast repercussions. Francis announced the prayer day and made the appeal for dialogue to defuse the crisis during his weekly address and blessing to pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter's Square. Top U.S. and Russian diplomats failed https://www.reuters.com/world/top-diplomats-us-russia-meet-geneva-soaring-ukraine-tensions-2022-01-21 on Friday to make a major breakthrough in talks to resolve the crisis over Ukraine, although they agreed to keep talking.
Western diplomats are meeting with Afghan women’s rights activists and human rights defenders in Oslo ahead of the first official talks with the Taliban in Europe since they took over control of Afghanistan in August
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-cha will this week make the first visit by a Thai leader to Saudi Arabia in more than 30 years following decades of diplomatic tension sparked by a jewel theft from a Saudi palace.
The Met Police released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with four sexual assaults in south-east London between 16 December and 18 January.
Four people were "seriously injured" in the assault at Heidelberg University, German police said
Yemeni rescue workers searched through rubble for survivors Sunday, two days after an attack on a prison killed at least 70 people, as an aid group said the Saudi-led coalition has "no way to deny" it hit the facility in an air strike.