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Crocodile found under classroom becomes local celebrity
The Doomsday Clock has remained at 100 seconds to midnight for a third year in a row, as scientists said the world is “no safer” than it was this time last year.
Boris Johnson says a Russian incursion into Ukraine “on any scale” would be a “disaster for the world”. The prime minister was responding to a question about US President Joe Biden’s remarks in a press conference where he suggested that a minor Russian incursion into Ukraine would not be met by harsh sanctions.
The Bat Out Of Hell singer’s death was described as ‘our loss, Heaven’s gain’.
At the Beirut Museum of Art, a collection of restored Lebanese paintings, once destroyed by the 2020 port explosion, have gone back on display View on euronews
A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany’s Munich diocese has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of several cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s. View on euronews
The pilot scheme, due to begin within weeks, is targeted at patients who are ready to leave hospital but need extra care support
Weber said it was ‘unaware’ of the news of the US rock star’s death when the recipe was sent out.
After shooting their latest Netflix movie 'The Lost Daughter', these co-stars got so close that one let the other tattoo her!
The people of Croydon hate this label - and they're doing everything they can to get rid of it. Last year was the worst on record for teenage murders in London. There were 30 in total, and five happened in Croydon - more than any other borough in the capital.
The vote by peers this week in favour of making misogyny a hate crime has thrust the issue back into the political spotlight as the debate that began in the aftermath of Sarah Everard’s murder over how to better tackle violence against women continues. In support of a change in the law, which would lead to perpetrators of misogynistic offences receiving extra time on their sentences, Baroness Newlove, the former Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, said it would send a “powerful message” that the “law is on the side of women” and recognise the reality that “deep-rooted hostility towards women that motivates many” crimes committed against them. All that is, of course, true, but Justice Secretary Dominic Raab responded the following day by reiterating the government’s view that the reform would be a mistake that could even prove “counter-productive”, adding that ministers would seek to overturn the Lords vote when the relevant legislation returns to the Commons.
Bury South MP Christian Wakeford's defection from the Conservative Party to Labour has left voters questioning whether there will now be a by-election in his constituency. The MP was elected in 2019 to the Greater Manchester constituency with a slim majority of 402 in a seat that had been Labour since 1997. Mr Wakeford said the "partygate" scandal confirmed his decision after "many months" of sleepless nights over the government's decisions, from free schools meals and Universal Credit to the Owen Paterson affair and lockdown parties.
Several Afghan women's rights activists said Thursday they are going into hiding to escape a Taliban crackdown, just days after the hardline Islamists used pepper spray to break up a rally in the capital.
'Just pack it in': Brother of British hostage-taker pleads with him to surrender
Cast members of a musical based on Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell album have vowed to 'keep the flame of rock and roll burning' for him in a post-show tribute. Following Meat Loaf’s death aged 74, Friday’s show at the New Wimbledon Theatre was performed in his memory, with lead actors Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton leading a tribute to him.
Greg Hunt says government is being blamed when overcommitted suppliers can’t deliver, and false RAT claims will be reported to ACCC
UK military shipments arrive in Ukraine amid heightened tensions on Russian border
Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid face pressure from MPs and some clinicians amid staffing crisis
So far, 426 infections have been confirmed – but Omicron BA.2 has not been designated a ‘variant of concern’
In a message to the nation’s monarch Tupou VI, the Queen said she was ‘shocked and saddened’ by the eruption.