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An explosion at a home in the Bronx triggered a large fire, leaving at least one person dead and eight others injured, including five police officers suffering smoke inhalation, according to local officials.A blast was reported before 11 am at 869 Fox Street in the Longview neighborhood of the Bronx. This footage, released by the NYPD, shows officers working to rescue a woman pinned under a couch in a house next door. The 68-year-old woman was in a serious condition, authorities reported after being rescued.New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca, who was on the scene, said the fire was due to a gas explosion, though the cause has yet to be confirmed. Credit: NYPD via Storyful
Inflation climbed to 5.4% last month, its highest rate since March 1992, as Britain's cost of living squeeze intensified, official figures show.
Boris Johnson called rebel MPs from the 2019 Conservative intake to Downing Street for one-on-one meetings in an attempt to stave off a plot to destroy his premiership, The Telegraph has been told.
The Omicron wave may have peaked in some countries, global health leaders have said. But the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that “no country is out of the woods yet” and it is not time to “give up and wave the white flag”. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, also said that the pandemic is “nowhere near over” and warned that new variants are likely to emerge.
Boris Johnson told the Cabinet the UK was doing ‘everything possible’ to support the Ukrainian people.
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Don’t let No 10 chaos distract us from damage to public services. The danger is that we won’t notice how institutions such as the NHS and BBC are being meddled with, writes Yvonne Williams
Tracey Scholes, one of Greater Manchester’s first female bus drivers, who is 5ft tall, said Go North West’s changes to her bus meant she could not reach the pedals without a blind spot in her wing mirrors. In a statement, the bus firm said it was glad that Scholes had accepted a deal to drive other buses and described her as a “valued and long-serving driver”. Ms Scholes will now keep her job “after she decided to accept an offer to drive different buses as per a proposal made in September”, said the statement.
The eruption of a Tonga volcano sent "violent" waves across the Pacific and caused a boat loading oil about 6,600 miles away to topple, spilling thousands of barrels into Peruvian waters. Dozens of fishermen have protested outside Peru's main oil refinery, La Pampilla, which processes around 117,000 barrels a day and is managed by Spanish company Repsol. An Italian-flagged ship was loading the oil into La Pampilla when strong waves moved the boat and caused it to spill its cargo into the ocean.
Experts have urged people to be aware of the early signs and symptoms.
A 23st office worker who has shed 8st 10lb in 16 months after being horrified by his size in a friend's video vows to "shout about it from the rooftops" to encourage plus-sized men to talk about their weight rather than "suffering in silence". On target to lose 10st by his 41st birthday in August and one of just four males in his 50-strong Slimming World group, Richard Griffiths, who says he was "born fat", feels men's refusal to discuss their weight means they are less supported when it comes to losing it.
LGBT+ veterans whose lives were “shattered” by the pre-2000 military ban will be invited to share their stories as part of a new government review.
Nadine Dorries tells Peter Bottomley 'some of us may not be here by 2028' after BBC criticism
NEW YORK (Reuters) -New York state's attorney general has accused Donald Trump's family business of repeatedly misrepresenting the value of its assets to obtain financial benefits, citing what it said was significant new evidence of possible fraud. The accusations by Attorney General Letitia James mark a substantial escalation of her civil probe into the Republican former U.S. president's business, the Trump Organization, and the roles of his adult children. They are part of her effort to force Donald Trump and his children Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump to comply with her subpoenas to testify under oath, which the family has asked a judge to block https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/donald-trump-jr-ivanka-trump-subpoenaed-new-york-probe-2022-01-03.
'Age is no limit': Grandfather takes up skateboarding at 82
Hundreds of dementia care homes found to be substandard in England. Exclusive: Guardian analysis finds one in five homes rated ‘inadequate’ or ‘require improvement’ by CQC
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Shares in PlayStation maker Sony have plunged after rival Microsoft, the company behind rival games console Xbox, agreed to buy games developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7bn (£50.5bn). It represents a new challenge in the console battle in which the PlayStation is currently widely seen as having the upper hand. The concern for Sony could be that Activision games might be pulled from the PlayStation's systems - though that would mean sacrificing the major source of revenue that PlayStation currently provides the developer.
Britain's payments regulator on Tuesday fined five payments companies including Mastercard a total of 33 million pounds ($45.01 million) for cartel behaviour involving prepaid cards issued to vulnerable people on welfare benefits. Mastercard received the largest fine of 31.56 million pounds ($43.04 million). The other companies fined were allpay, Advanced Payment Solution, Prepaid Financial Services and Sulion.
André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died